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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/5/21)
APPLE TV+: The Snoopy Show (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Long Island Medium: There in Spirit (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard (Premiere)
HULU: Your Attention Please (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Invisible City (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Hache (Premiere)

SATURDAY (2/6/21)
SNAP: Colin Kaepernick Vs the World (Premiere)
SYFY: Devil May Care (Premiere) at 12 midnight
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Dan Levy, Musical Guest: Phoebe Bridgers at 11:30pm

SUNDAY (2/7/21)
CBS: Super Bowl LV (55) at 6:30pm
CBS: The Equalizer (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Premiere)
VICE: Black Lives Matter: A Global Reckoning (Premiere)
CLEO TV: Tough Love: Los Angeles (Finale) at 9pm

CNN President Jeff Zucker told staffers on Thursday that he expects to step down when his contract is up at the end of the year, contrary to speculation that he was making an early exit. The news chief said he had in fact “basically decided” on an earlier departure date, but had a change of heart. CNN is currently flying high in the ratings, and “I cannot imagine not being here now,” said Zucker during the call. “I have this incredible seat in the very front row of history every day. I work with the best people in the business.” Zucker became the head of CNN in 2013 and in 2019 became Chairman of WarnerMedia News & Sports and President of CNN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also stepping down – though not until the end of 2022 – is Charter Communications President and COO John Bickham. “He is widely regarded as one of the best operators in cable,” said Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge. Ahead of Bickham’s departure, Rich DiGeronimo, Chief Product and Technology Officer, and CFO Chris Winfrey will be taking on added responsibilities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” launches Thursday, April 1, in a two-our crossover event that starts with “Law & Order: SVU” at 9p, reuniting Mariska Hargitay with her former “SVU” castmate, “Crime” star Christopher Meloni. The lineup kicks off with “Manifest” at 8p, taking the place of “Mr. Mayor” and “Superstore,” whose seasons will have wrapped.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Niecy Nash will sub for “The Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon on early season five episodes, as Cannon recovers from COVID-19. The season is slated to start in March. Nash is no stranger to the game – the “Claws” star was a guest panelist on the show last season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix hit “Bridgerton” didn’t land a Golden Globes nomination, but scored a nod for Drama Ensemble in the SAG Awards. It will compete against Netflix’s “The Crown” and “Ozark,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” and HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Vying for Comedy Ensemble will be Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” Netflix’s “Dead to Me,” HBO’s “The Flight Attendant,” Hulu’s “The Great” and Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” which also nabbed nods for all four of its 2020 Emmy-winning actors. The ceremony will air live on Sunday, April 4 a 9p on TNT and TBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s upcoming “The Equalizer” and “Clarice” will get promotional pushes from ViacomCBS streaming service Pluto TV, with a two-week sampling of the premiere episodes after their broadcast debuts. In addition, Prime Video Channels will put both shows in front of their paywall during the two week windows, and YouTube will offer the first episodes for free on the CBS YouTube channel. “The Equalizer” makes its bow Sunday, February 6 after the Super Bowl, while “Clarice” arrives Thursday, February 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks has resolved and withdrawn its $10 billion racial discrimination lawsuit against Charter Communications, said the companies in a statement. Allen reached a settlement in a similar suit against Comcast last June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Election technology company Smartmatic has filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against the Fox Corporation, Fox News, and anchors Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, as well as lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. The company claims Giuliani and Powell “created a story about Smartmatic,” and “Fox joined the conspiracy to defame and disparage Smartmatic” as part of allegations of election fraud. Calling the lawsuit “meritless,” a Fox News Media spokesperson said the company is “committed to providing the full context of every story with in-depth reporting and clear opinion. We are proud of our 2020 election coverage.” Dominion Voting Systems filed lawsuits last month against Giuliani and Powell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia is serious about the stars of truTV’s highest rated franchise, “Impractical Jokers.” As part of a first look deal with Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano, the comedy troupe will develop and produce original unscripted and scripted programming for TNT, TBS and truTV as well as HBO Max. “Impractical Jokers,” which just launched season nine, has been renewed by truTV for a tenth run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz greenlit “The Serpent Queen,” the story of Catherine de Medici from writer and executive producer Justin Haythe (“Revolutionary Road”). Based on the book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda, the series will be executive produced by Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) and Erwin Stoff (“The Matrix,”). The eight-episode series is produced for Starz by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max is developing an adaptation of the Leslie Lehr novelA Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me – And You. Lehr will serve as an executive producer on the comedy project, alongside Salma Hayek – who is under a two-year deal with the streamer – and Ventanarosa’s Jose Tamez and Siobhan Flynn. Melissa Oman and Julie R. Snyder will also executive produce via their Wheeler Girl Productions. Cynthia Mort (“Tell Me You Love Me”) will serve as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony Pictures Television is developing a remake of Norman Lear’s 1976-77 syndicated soap opera satire, “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” Emily Hampshire (“Schitt’s Creek”) will co-write, executive produce and star. Jacob Tierney (“Letterkenny”) will co-write with Hampshire, and Lear and Brent Miller’s Act III Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SPT also signed an exclusive first-look deal with Nigeria’s EbonyLife Media to develop scripted TV series that showcase a pioneering Africa. The agreement is an expansion of a co-development/production collaboration. “Taking African storytelling to global audiences is something we are very passionate about, and this new opportunity with Sony gives us a chance to reach massive audiences worldwide with our scripted TV series,” said EbonyLife CEO Mo Abudu. “So get ready – we are coming to entertain and thrill you!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC gave a straight-to-series, six-episode order for “The Thing About Pam,” starring and exec produced by Renee Zellweger. The limited series, based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that was featured on “Dateline NBC,” comes from Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Zellweger’s Big Picture Co.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Love It or List It” star Hilary Farr has landed a second HGTV series. In “Tough Love With Hilary Farr,” the designer creates solutions for families facing life challenges. Eight episodes are slated to premiere in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix, Boat Rocker Studios and Industrial Brothers announced a new CG animated series, “Daniel Spellbound,” from creator Matt Fernandes (“Dino Ranch”). The 20 x 22-minute animated epic adventure series will debut globally on Netflix in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon and Awesomeness announced the start of production on a live-action musical, “The J Team,” starring and executive produced by pop star/”Dance Moms” alum JoJo Siwa. The feature-length film follows a young girl who is kicked out of her dance troupe and forced to rediscover what dance and friendship mean to her. It’s the first production under Awesomeness and Nickelodeon Live-Action Film Studio head Syrinthia Studer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Skydance Television has entered into a first look deal with Impact to source television content from emerging writers worldwide through Impact’s open application and review system. Impact’s evaluation and application system removes bias from the submission process, allowing the writer’s voice to speak for itself and the most viable projects to move forward, regardless of the applicant’s location, demographic or representation status. The application process kicks off February 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pocket.watch announced its 2021 content slate, which will increase its available content library to 300+ hours of original programming. Among the highlights are new seasons of “Love, Diana” and “Ryan’s Mystery Playdate”; animated short film “Lilly Singh’s Proud Princess”; and animated series “Rosanna Pansino Magic Food Truck.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max is looking to tug heartstrings with a Valentine’s Day dedicated spotlight page. “Straight From the Heart” will include movies like “The Notebook” (of course), “Dirty Dancing,” “The Wedding Date” and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Attack of the Murder Hornets” premieres Saturday, February 20 on discovery+. The feature documentary centers on a crew of beekeepers and scientists who work to protect a quiet Washington community from the threat of the Asian Giant Hornet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maureen McCormick and designer Dan Vickery, stars of discovery+ series “Frozen in Time,” revisit some of the most memorable overhauls of homes stuck in a time warp in HGTV companion series “Frozen in Time: Flashback,” premiering Friday, February 19 with back-to-back episodes at 8p and 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, February 12. The TV movie musical starring Brandy and Whitney Houston premiered in 1997 to 60 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tubi will exclusively debut indie feature film “Lazarus” on Friday, February 26. The action thriller centers on a man who regains consciousness after being killed, and finds he has extraordinary power.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder Original series “The Last Drive-In” has its first Valentine’s Day special, “Joe Bob Put a Spell on You,” debuting Friday, February 12 at 9p on Shudder. “We found a holiday we haven’t ruined yet,” said Joe Bob Briggs. “There’s a remarkable amount of horror fare centered around the hearts-and-flowers season.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP experienced the highest-rated January in network history, wrapping the month with a 24-hour average rating 10.7% higher than January 2020. INSP was ranked in the top 25 nets in 24/7 C3 HH ratings, and 50 of those weeks ranking in the top 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $54 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $30 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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