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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/17/21)
HBO: Chillin Island (Premiere) at 10:30pm
IMDb TV: Uninterrupted’s First Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Witcher (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: With Love (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Decoupled (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 12/18/21)
DISCOVERY: Out of Stock: Supply Chain Crisis (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY+: Drew’s Dream Car (Premiere)
GAC FAMILY: When Hope Calls (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Single’s Inferno (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Bulgasai: Immortal Souls (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Kindred Spirits (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Paul Rudd, Musical Guest: Charlie XCX (Premiere) at 11:30pm
BBC America: Wild Patagonia (Finale) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 12/19/21)
HBO: And Just Like That… (Premiere) at 8:30pm
NETFLIX: What Happened in Oslo (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT NETWORK: 1883 (Premiere) at 9pm
TNT: Claws (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Buddy vs. Duff (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Holiday Wars (Finale) at 9pm

Actor Jeff Garlin has exited ABC comedy “The Goldbergs,” following allegations of misconduct and an investigation into his on-set behavior. Garlin has been a main cast member since the show’s debut in 2013. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Garlin acknowledged being spoken to by HR three times in the past three years about his behavior, but defended his actions as “silly.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Verizon Fios and TV stations owned by Tegna are in a retransmission dispute that could lead to a blackout in the Washington, D.C. area at year’s end. “We have been working for some time to come to fair terms with Tegna and will continue to work diligently to reach a fair agreement on behalf of our customers,” said Verizon. “However, Tegna has proposed an immediate and unacceptable rate increase of almost 50% to carry their stations. We will not stand for this.” Said Tegna, “We are working hard to reach a fair, market-based agreement with Verizon based on the competitive terms we’ve used to reach deals with other major providers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Content creator reality series “The Next Influencer” is moving to Paramount+ for season three, premiering Thursday, January 13. TikTok star Owen Holt hosts. The new season is the first project from the Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio to stream on Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has renewed “Yellowjackets” for season two. The premiere of the survival drama has been seen by over 4 million viewers across platforms to date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for more is “American Dad!”, renewed by TBS for seasons 18 and 19. Co-creator Matt Weitzman and executive producer Brian Boyle have inked new deals to continue showrunning and executive producing the additional seasons. Season 17 premieres Monday, January 24, on TBS at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Broadcast TV viewing dipped one percentage point in November versus October, according to Nielsen’s The Gauge, accounting for 27% of viewing time. That’s compared to 28% for streaming and 37% for cable. Sports had a strong showing, with football rising 7% on broadcast and cable.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin has dropped her lawsuit related to Netflix’s “Tiger King” sequel. Baskin and her husband had tried and failed to an injunction to block the November launch of “Tiger King 2.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Book All American Christmas has risen to the top of the New York Timesbestseller list for nonfiction. The book, focused on recipes and traditions, is written by “FOX & Friends Weekend” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy and her husband Sean (“Real World”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Africa Channel announced that in 2021 it launched in 103 new markets. TAC’s latest partnership with Cox Communications brings the channel to 100% of Cox’s markets. “This has been a particularly exciting time for us at The Africa Channel which, despite prevailing trends in the industry where audiences appear to be cutting the cord in favor of OTT and digital streaming options, has seen impressive growth in interest, viewership, and distribution in our traditional broadcast offering,” said Narendra Reddy, EVP and GM of TAC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In-theater advertising company National CineMedia has reimagined its Noovie pre-show. Online personalities will appear in new content segments, which will run on screens in over 1600 US movie theaters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Seacrest will keep on rockin’. MRC Live and Alternative has extended Seacrest’s deal to host and executive produce “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” for a multiple year term. Seacrest returns to Times Square this year for the show’s 50th celebration and his 17th as host and executive producer December 31 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion inked a first-look deal with Netflix that includes creating a series. “Megan is a multi-talented creative force who has consistently made her mark on culture,” said Tracey Pakosta, Head of Comedy at Netflix. “She’s always growing and evolving as an artist, and we’re thrilled that she’s making a home at Netflix for this next chapter in her journey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charles Randolph is reuniting with his “The Big Short” writing partner Adam McKay to write and executive produce a vaccine drama series in development at HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Hamm will reprise his role as Archangel Gabriel in season two of Prime Video’s “Good Omens.” While season one was based on the novel of the same name, the new season will go beyond material in the novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also reprising a role is Sam Waterston, who has joined the season 21 cast of NBC’s “Law & Order” revival. “Very few casting announcements have ever given me this much pleasure,” said the crime drama’s creator, Dick Wolf. “Since day one, Sam has had perfect pitch when it comes to Jack McCoy as a character who both reflects and expands our ability to understand the law. He is the ultimate conscience of the show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix landed a series development deal for a drama about Frank Sinatra, from Bill Condon, Lionsgate Television, Polygram Entertainment and Frank Sinatra Enterprises. Tina Sinatra is an executive producer on the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nikki Toscano (“The Offer”) has signed an overall, three-year deal with Paramount Television Studios. “Nikki is a supremely talented writer and showrunner. Her contribution to ‘The Offer’ as its fearless leader and North Star is immeasurable,” said Nicole Clemens, President Paramount Television Studios and Paramount+ Original Scripted Series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Murder mystery “Clubhouse” (wt) is in development at The CW. The drama, from Christina de Leon (“iZombie”), Lisa Berger and Sarah Penna’s Frolic Media, centers on four young women pulled together when a podcast features an unsolved murder that took place in their childhood clubhouse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“In March, Ford reimagined its company purpose: To help build a better world where everyone is free to pursue their dreams. We are precise about those words, particularly the word ‘everyone,’” says Suzy Deering, Global CMO of the automaker. “And if our true purpose is to think of everyone, then we need to be way more inclusive with underserved audiences.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock’s “Bel-Air” will kick off on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13. New episodes of the one-hour dramatic iteration of 1990-96 sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” will be released weekly. The big game will air on the streamer, as well as NBC and Telemundo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A licensed home inspector reveals industry secrets and solutions in HGTV’s new series “Home Inspector Joe,” premiering Wednesday, January 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ drama “Severance,” from Ben Stiller, debuts Friday, February 18. The show stars Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation”) as an employee at a company that creepily tries to separate work and out-of-work memories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Ice Airport Alaska” is back for season two on Smithsonian Channel Sunday, January 9. The docu-series follows the action at the Ted Stevens International Airport in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC+ has acquired “The Ipcress File” from ITV Studios, set to premiere in Spring 2022. The twisty UK spy thriller is based on the bestseller by Len Deighton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season fifteen of “Murdoch Mysteries” launches Saturday, February 26 at 7p on Ovation TV. Season fourteen of the detective series was its highest-rated on the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“A Mother’s Love” will premiere in the US on Tuesday, January 4 on Pasiones. The telenovela will air Monday to Friday at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Crikey! It’s the Irwins” is back for season four on Animal Planet and discovery+ on Saturday, January 1 at 8p. In the season premiere, Bindi and Chandler’s daughter Grace discovers her new world at Australia Zoo, while Robert and the team attempt the biggest Gator move in the zoo’s history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casey Webb tackles a memorable milkshake when “Man v. Food” launches a new season on Food Network on Tuesday, December 28 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adventure comedy “Free Guy” will be available to Disney+ subscribers starting Wednesday, February 23. The film, starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who decides to save the world, was released in theaters in August, and has grossed over $330 million worldwide to date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN Spotlight documentary “Eggs Over Easy” premieres Tuesday, January 4 at 9p. In conjunction with OWN’s health initiative, Own Your Health, the program explores women’s reproductive choices, options, and barriers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The announce team for Nickelodeon’s slime-filled presentation of the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend game on Sunday, January 16, at 4:30p, includes Nate Burleson, play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle and Nick star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (“All That”) reprising their roles in the booth, while Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer, “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan”) makes his sideline reporting debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-special “Scream: The True Story,” part of the Shock Docks series, launches Friday, January 14 on discovery+. The special explores the true gruesome crime spree at the root of the “Scream” movie franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The “LiveOne 2021 Breakout Awards,” a hybrid event hosted by Fortune Feimster, will be livestreamed on LiveXLive on Saturday, December 19 at 8p. Spoiler alert: Breakout of the Year award goes to Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney Movement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s back to in person for Paley Center for Media’s Annual PaleyFest LA, taking place Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, April 10 at the Dolby Theatre in LA. After two years of a virtual format, PaleyFest LA will feature talent from TV shows for behind-the-scenes conversations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Golden Palace” (1992-93), a sequel to “The Golden Girls” (minus Bea Arthur), starts streaming on Hulu Monday, January 10. That’s exactly one week before the 100th birthday of beloved Betty White.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To date in 2021, Food Network reports it is the #1 overall cable network among W25-54 in the Weekend “In the Kitchen” cooking block, tied as the #2 overall cable network among W18-49 in Total Day, and is the #4 non-news/non-sports cable network among W18+ in Prime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel topped all of basic cable in total day and primetime for the sixth consecutive year, according to Nielsen. In primetime, FNC averaged 2,365,000 viewers and 374,000 among A25-54, along with 233,000 in A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Spider-Man: No Way Home – Tom Holland, Zendaya Coleman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Willem Dafoe, J.K. Simmons, Benedict Wong, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx
Nightmare Alley – Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn
American Underdog (Limited Release) – Zachary Levi, Anna Paquin, Dennis Quaid, Adam Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Ser’Darius Blain, Chance Kelly
The Tender Bar (Limited Release) – Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Daniel Ranieri, Lily Rabe, Christopher Lloyd, Max Casella
The Lost Daughter (Limited Release) – Olivia Coleman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk, Paul Mescal, Jack Farthing

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $160 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 $353 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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