FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ 2021 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 3/1/21)
BRAVO: Below Deck Sailing Yacht (Premiere) at 9pm
CRACKLE: Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story (Premiere) 
DISCOVERY+: Prime Suspect: The Madeleine McCann Case (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Easter Basket Challenge (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Big Time Bake (Premiere) at 11pm
NBC: The Voice (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Debris (Premiere) at 10pm 
NETFLIX: Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell (Premiere)
OUTDOOR CHANNEL: The Fishmonger (Premiere) at 7:30pm
WGN AMERICA: The Donlon Report (Premiere) at 7pm
WGN AMERICA: Banfield (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Ty Breaker (Finale) at 9pm

Big TV winners at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards include Netflix’s “The Crown” for Best Drama Series; Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” for Best Musical or Comedy; and Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” for Best Limited Series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks announced 2020 results, and once again streaming is the big headline. The company passes streaming subscriber targets, ending the year with more than 6 million subscribers across AMC+, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK, representing year-over-year aggregate subscriber growth of 157%. It’s not a matter of pleasing everyone, or “spend and spend in a gargantuan race for some subscriber number,” said said Josh Sapan, President and CEO, on an earnings call. Instead, the company’s services offer “discreet areas of editorial interest.” Fourth quarter net revenues decreased 0.6%, or $5 million, to $780 million over the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease in net revenues reflected a decrease of 3.0% at National Networks and an increase of 7.5% at International and Other. Operating income was $81 million, an increase of 95.1%, or $40 million, versus the prior comparable period.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is a leader in gender equality in leading roles, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, comparing representation on the streamer in 2019 versus 2018. Over half (52%) of films and series had women as co-leads. 48.4% of films had women as leads/co-leads, versus 41% of top-grossing films in 2018-19. 54.5% of series featured women leads/co-leads, compared to 50.8% of the US population. And 2020 should be even better, said Head of Global TV at Netflix, Bela Bajaria, pointing to shows like “Bridgerton,” “Gentefied” and “Never Have I Ever.” “We have a lot of titles and we have a commitment to improve every year,” said Bajaria.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former NFL player turned sports analyst Emmanuel Acho will step into Chris Harrison’s shoes to host “Bachelor: After the Final Rose.” Acho, the author of bestseller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, will speak with Matt James, the first Black bachelor, as well as the dating show’s three finalists. Harrison stepped aside from the show after making racially insensitive comments (for which he apologized). “Rose” airs Monday, March 15 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform picked up “Single Drunk Female” to series. The comedy from 20th Television, written by Simone Finch (“The Conners”), focuses on an alcoholic played by Sofia Black-D’Elia (“Your Honour”), who after a public breakdown has to move home with her “smother.” Finch will executive produce alongside Jenni Konner (“Girls”) and Phil Traill (“Good Girls”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Freeform news, Richard Kind (“Mad About You”) and Maria Bamford (“Big Mouth” will recur on season two of the net’s “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” premiering Thursday, April 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer/producer Soo Hugh signed an overall deal with UCP to write and produce projects, as well as launch an incubator to help new Asian voices establish careers in the industry. “From ‘The Terror’ to ‘Pachinko’, Soo has captured epic stories with intimate, complex characters,” said UCP President Beatrice Springborn. “She’s the rare talent who has the ability to write across time and place, while always making a show feel modern and unexpected.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy “Am I There Yet?”, based on the book by Mari Andrews, is in development at Amazon Studios. Blackett will executive produces with Alexandra Zimbler Smith and Rachel Brosnahan and Paige Simpson for Scrap Paper Pictures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s back: Netflix greenlit a “Terminator series” – anime style. Japanese anime studio Production I.G (“B: The Beginning”) will produce in partnership with Netflix and Skydance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Miguel Gomez (“SMILF”) landed a series regular role on CBS’ “FBI: Most Wanted.”…Wagner Moura (“Narcos”) has been cast as the lead opposite Elisabeth Moss in Apple TV+ thriller “Shining Girls.”..Vanessa Rubio and Peyton List have been upped from recurring to series regulars for season for of Netflix’s “Cobra Kai.”…Patrick Sabongui (“Firefly Lane”) will recur on the final season of Showtime’s “Shameless.”…Torri Higginson was promoted from recurring to series regular in NBC’s “Transplant.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live-action puppet series “The Barbarian and the Troll” debuts Friday, April 2 at 7:30p on Nickelodeon. The show follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a female warrior on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The final season of AMC’s “Better Call Saul” is likely to return in 1Q22, as production begins in New Mexico next month. With production schedules upended by the pandemic, AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll said on an earnings call that, “We still have some shifting around.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nordic crime thriller “Cold Courage” launches on AMC+ Thursday, March 11. The series follows two women who collide during a series of murders in London.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts reunite in FETV’s Matlock Madness. Special episodes will feature the wacky friendship between Ben Matlock and neighbor Les Calhoun, today through March 5 at 7p, followed by a marathon Sunday, March 7 from 2-8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Maya Rudolph, an SNL cast member from 2000-2007, will host the March 27 episode of NBC’s late night sketch show. Musical guest will be rapper Jack Harlow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates the Grammys with with a “2021 Grammy Artists” block, including interviews, analysis, performances, ad music videos and more on Saturday, March 13 at 3p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A nature photographer’s journey through Alaska’s Aleutian Islands – between Siberia and Alaska – is documented in “The Last Unknown,” premiering Thursday, March 18 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ByteDance agreed to pay a $92 million settlement to US users of TikTok who allege the app failed to get their consent to collect data, a violation of an Illinois biometric privacy law, which allows lawsuits against companies that harvest consumer data without consent. “While we disagree with the assertions, rather than go through lengthy litigation, we’d like to focus our efforts on building a safe and joyful experience for the TikTok community,” said TikTok in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As it did for the Golden Globes on Sunday, Haystack News will provide free streaming channels aggregating coverage from its hundreds of content providers covering the Grammy Awards and Oscars. “More than just the preferred destination for breaking news and analysis, Haystack News is growing its portfolio and viewing options for entertainment news content,” said Daniel Barreto, Co-Founder and CEO of Haystack TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season eight premiere of Hallmark “When Calls the Heart” was the #1 most-watched original scripted series on ad-supported cable in the year-to-date among total viewers and Women 18+. The program averaged 3 million total viewers and 397,000 W25-54 on a Live+3 basis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the week of February 15, the Discovery portfolio had 4 of the top 10 cable nets in Prime (HGTV #4, TLC #7, DSC #9, and Food Network #10 among P2+) and the #1 cable network (TLC) among women (W25-54/18-49/18-34). During Total Day, HGTV (#1), Food Network (#2) and ID (#2) held the top spots, with Food #1 among W18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2021 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS – COMPLETE WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1241610/golden-globe-awards-2021-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Tom and Jerry – $13.7 million
The Croods: A New Age – $1.2 million
The Little Things – $925K
Wonder Woman 1984 – $710K
The Marksman – $700K
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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