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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/12/21)
DISNEY+: Inside Pixar (Premiere)
FX: Hip Hop Uncovered (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Into the Dark: Tentacles (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Nadiya Bakes (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Buried by the Bernards (Premiere)
NICK: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (Premiere)
NICK: Curse of the Shadows (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Lidia Celebrates America (Premiere) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 2/13/21)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Regina King, Musical Guest: Nathaniel Rateliff (Premiere) at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 2/14/21)
ABC: American Idol (Premiere) at 8pm
ADULT SWIM: Momma Named Me Sheriff (Premiere) at 12 midnight
CNN: Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (Premiere) at 9pm
CNN: Lincoln: Divided We Stand (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: 90 Day Fiance: Lovers Collection (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: 90 Day Fiance: Love Games (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Talking Evil (Premiere)
FOX: Cherries Wild (Premiere) at 7pm
FOX: The Great North at 8:30pm
HBO: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (Premiere) at 11pm
HISTORY: The Food That Built America at 9pm
HLN: Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: The Big Day (Premiere)
SCIENCE: Ancient Unexplained Files (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: The Luminaries (Premiere) at 9:30pm
TLC: Sister Wives (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: The Lady and the Dale (Finale) at 9pm
Showtime: Your Honor (Finale) at 10pm

Discovery Inc.’s Magnolia Network, a joint venture with “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, will offer an expanded slate of originals on streamer discovery+ starting July 15, the same day the Magnolia app launches with over 150 hours of content. The Magnolia linear network, whose planned October debut was delayed by the pandemic, will take over DIY in January 2022. “Our plan has evolved along the way, but our original vision for this network has remained the same,” said the Gaineses. “It is our ongoing desire to create a space, whether in a streaming environment, or on linear television, where people who watch a show on our network leave feeling like it was time well spent.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walt Disney Co. and ViacomCBS are the latest media companies to announce virtual upfront dates. Disney’s will take place May 18, followed the next day by ViacomCBS. Hulu, which in the past had a presentation during NewFronts, will be included with Disney’s properties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has been canceled again. The comedy ran for five seasons on Fox, then was picked up by NBC. Season seven aired in spring 2020; a 10-episode eighth and pandemic-delayed final run will wrap during the 2021-22 broadcast season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Publicis Groupe has introduced Le Truc, a NYC-based creative hub where employees across Publicis New York, Digitas, Razorfish, Rokkan, Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis Media can participate in client projects led by Le Truc teams. Carla Serrano, Global Chief Strategy Officer of Publicis Groupe, will oversee the group as President, along with Elaine Barker, Managing Partner of Operations at Saatchi & Saatchi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Television Stations is introducing a new advertising service, FLX, that allows advertisers to purchase across linear Fox TV stations as well as OTT and CTV options. The service offers programming from Fox Entertainment, Fox News, Fox Sports, and Tubi. Fox’s partnership with the pre-buy planning platform MediaOcean has expanded to include the new FLX service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook gave itself a pat on the back with the release of findings from its fourth-quarter 2020 Community Standards Enforcement Report, showing significantly less objectionable content versus its third quarter report. The prevalence of hate speech and violent or graphic content declined 29%, and 36% for adult nudity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Gina Carano, who played Cara Dunne in Disney+ series “The Mandalorian,” won’t be returning to the “Star Wars” spin-off anytime soon. “Her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable,” said Lucasfilm, which owns the show, after a series of posts by Carano had people using the hashtag “FireGinaCarano. Lucasfilm said Carano is “not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lydia Hu is joining Fox Business Network as a New York-based correspondent, starting February 15. Since January 2018, Hu has worked as a general assignment reporter and enterprise storyteller for NY1 in New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Under Comcast NBCUniversal’s newly launched Plan Your Vaccine awareness campaign, Telemundo, will provide news, information and resources in Spanish, through Planifica Tu Vacuna, an interactive tool in Spanish to help Latinos plan for their COVID-19 vaccination. It’s the kick-off of Telemundo’s year-long company-wide initiative to raise awareness in the Latino community about the COVID-19 vaccines.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max handed an eight-episode order to comedy “Rap Sh*t”(wt) from Issa Rae (“Insecure”), with Syreeta Singleton (“Insecure”) serving as executive producer and showrunner, and hip hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls serving as co-executive producers. The series, following two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group, will be executive produced by Rae and Montrel McKay (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”) for HOORAE, as well as Jonathan Berry (“Insecure”) and Dave Becky (“Master of None”) for 3 Arts Entertainment, along with showrunner Syreeta Singleton, with Rae also writing the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (“Game of Thrones”) are producing “Overstory,” a series adaptation of the Richard Powers novel in development at Netflix. Richard Robbins wrote the pilot script and serves as executive producer, along with Bernadette Caulfield and Hugh Jackman. Powers serves as co-executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Soccer star David Beckam’s Studio 99 and Matador Content are teaming to produce a series about the feud between Adidas and Puma, founded by brothers who became bitter rivals. “We promise you’ll never look at your sneakers the same way again,” said Jay Peterson, President, Boat Rocker Studios, Unscripted, and Todd Lubin, President, Matador Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production has started on Hallmark Channel romantic comedy, “As Luck Would Have It,” the network announced at TCAFilming will take place entirely on location in Ireland, with JoAnna Garcia Swisher (“Sweet Magnolias,” “Once Upon a Time”) and Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”) starring, and Clare Niederpruem (“Love on Iceland,” “The Christmas Bow”) directing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV has renewed “Agatha Raisin for season four, with three feature-length episodes and a winter special. Free@Last TV’s Barry Ryan and David Walton will continue to produce the series for Acorn TV with Catherine Mackin from Acorn Media Enterprises and Michele Buck from Company Pictures as executive producers; and produced in association with all3media international.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Tooning Out The News,” the animated series executive produced by Stephen Colbert that debuted on CBS All Access, has been picked up for a second season by Paramount+. Half hour special “Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News” will premiere on Paramount+ the day the streaming service launches, March 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Religion of Sports is teaming up with Facebook to deliver “Simone vs Herself,” a docu-series about the life of superstar gymnast Simone Biles. The series will premiere in the summer of 2021 exclusively on Facebook Watch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scout Productions and Vanity Fair Studios are teaming for a docu-series on Hillsong, based on a Vanity Fair expose on the church. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Scout to tell the definitive story of Hillsong,” said Radhika Jones, VF Editor-in-Chief. “It’s a classic Vanity Fair tale of aspiration and betrayal, powered by courageous voices speaking out.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andrew Barth Feldman (“Dear Evan Hansen”) and Asher Angel (“Andi Mack”) will guest star in the upcoming second season of the Disney+ Original series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News is launching primetime newscast focused on Black life in America. The six-episode series, “Soul of a Nation,” will offer a window into realities of Black life, with each episode exploring a specific theme including spirituality, Black joy, activism in sports and the racial reckoning that erupted after George Floyd’s death. Jemele Hill, Marsai Martin and others are among the roster of special guest hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV renovation competition series “Rock the Block” returns Monday, March 8 at 9p, with host Ty Pennington refereeing as experts battling to maximize the value of identical houses, with six weeks and $225,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season seven of Hallmark Channel’s “Good Witch” premieres Sunday, May 16 at 9p. Based on the “The Good Witch” movie franchise that is the most successful in the network’s history, the series stars Catherine Bell (“Army Wives,” “JAG”) and James Denton (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’ re-imagined format of the extreme obstacle course series, “Wipeout” will premiere on Thursday, April 1 at 9p. John Cena (“Fast & Furious”) and Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!,” “Girl Code”) host, with Camille Kostek (Sports IllustratedSwimsuit Cover Model 2019) serving as field host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genera+Ion debuts on HBO Max with three episodes on Thursday, March 11, continuing with two new episodes on March 18, two episodes on March 25 and one episode on April 1. An additional eight episodes comprising the second half of the season will debut later this year. The half-hour series follows a diverse group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality tests deeply entrenched beliefs in their conservative community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season five of “Saints & Sinners” premieres on Bounce Sunday, April 11 at 9p. Serving as a bridge to the new season is the drama’s first movie, “Saints & Sinners: Judgement Day,” airing Sunday, February 14 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ hit 94.9 million subscribers in 4Q20, and ESPN+ nearly doubled the number of subscribers versus year-ago, with 12.1 million. Hulu rose 30%, to 39.4 million. Direct-to-consumer revenue in the quarter jumped 73%, to $3.5 billion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is opening a new office in Canada, said Co-SEO Ted Sarandos in a blog post, noting the streamer has spent $2.5 billion in the country since 2017. “We want to build on that momentum and make a new home for Netflix in Canada – opening an office and hiring a dedicated content executive to work directly with the Canadian creative community,” Sarandos said. “We could only have dreamed in 2012 when our first original production began filming in Ontario (“Hemlock Grove”) what an important part of our business Canada would become.” Netflix already has a production hub in Toronto.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s “Spring Fling” features five original movie premieres every Saturday night starting with “Chasing Waterfalls” (Saturday, March 20, at 9p), followed by “Breakup Bootcamp” (Saturday, March 27 at 9p), “One Perfect Wedding” (Saturday, April 3 at 9p), the aforementioned “As Luck Would Have It” (Saturday, April 10 at 9p) and “Right in Front of Me” (wt; Saturday, April 17 at 9p). Coming up on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries: “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: How to Con a Con” (Sunday, March 18 at 8p) and “Mystery 101: Killer Timing” (Sunday, March 21 at 8p).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ unveiled its feature documentary slate for the first half of 2021. Offerings for March include “The Walrus and the Whistleblower,” following the crusade to free a walrus, available starting March 4; “My Beautiful Stutter,” highlighting a group of children’s experiences at “Camp Say,” on March 11; “Groomed,” the story of woman who travels back to her home country to confront her past sexual abuse as a child, on March 18; and “Miracle Fishing: Kidnapped Abroad,” telling the story of a father, kidnapped in Columbia, via the family’s archival video footage, on March 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In honor of Black History Month, BET is partnering with Facebook Elevate to debut #GenBlack is Now, a digital series of fireside chats that pair young, Black entrepreneurs with the current generation of notable Black-owned business leaders. The series will premiere on BET’s Facebook page today, February 12, with new episodes releasing every Friday throughout Black History Month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BritBox will premiere the latest installment of the “Up” series, “63 Up,”on March 9. Directed Michael Apted (who died last month at age 79), the documentary anthology series returns every 7 years to offer insight into the premise of whether or not our adult lives are pre-determined by our earliest influences and by the social class in which we are raised. The series debuted in 1964.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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