FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MON. 12/20/21)
CW: Dynasty (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Tough Love with Hilary Farr (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar (Premiere)
Food Network: Holiday Baking Championship (Finale) at 8pm

Disney networks went dark on YouTube TV after efforts to reach a new carriage deal failed. “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we’ve been unable to reach an equitable agreement before our existing one expired,” said YouTube in a blog post. “We will continue conversations with Disney to advocate on your behalf in hopes of restoring their content on YouTube TV.” Responded Disney, “We stand ready to reach an equitable agreement with Google as quickly as possible in order to minimize the inconvenience to YouTube TV viewers by restoring our networks. We hope Google will join us in that effort.” YouTube TV is dropping its monthly price by $15 during the blackout.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix held on to the top spot in Parks Associates’ latest list of the top paid subscription OTT services, based on the estimated number of subscribers through September 2021. Amazon Prime Video remained in second place, but Disney+ replaced Hulu as number three. “While the Disney+ content portfolio may have allowed it to leapfrog stablemate Hulu in 2021 rankings, its position reaffirms the collective power of the Disney Bundle triumvirate: Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+,” said Paul Erickson, Director of Research, Parks Associates. “ViacomCBS’s successful rebrand and content-fueled reformulation of CBS All Access into Paramount+ have allowed it to leapfrog Apple TV+ into seventh place behind ESPN+, and time will tell if the service will break into the Top 5.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox renewed “Fantasy Island” for a second season. In addition, the net’s “Fantasy Island” holiday special has been moved from Tuesday, December 21 to Thursday, December 23. The shift comes after NFL games slated for Sunday were postponed due to positive Covid-19 test results.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amid the winter surge of Covid-19, all offices of CNN, Turner Sports and WarnerMedia Studios will be closed to employees who are not required to be there to perform their jobs. “We are doing this out of an abundance of caution,” wrote CNN head Jeff Zucker in a memo to employees on Saturday. “And it will also protect those who will be in the office by minimizing the number of people who are there.” Zucker added that newsgathering teams will be re-evaluating assignments and adjusting travel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s “SNL” was also impacted by Omicron. The NBC sketch comedy had no live audience, Tina Fey sat in for Colin Jost on “Weekend Update,” and musical guest Charli XCX pulled out. (Of Elon Musk being named Person of the Year by Time magazine, Fey said, “You can read more about it on your phone while your Tesla is self-driving you into a lake.”)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has canceled “Julie and the Phantoms” after one season. The musical dramedy, based on a Brazilian children’s series, launched on Netflix September 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also one and done is HBO Max’s “Head of the Class” reboot. Season one was released November 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rap star DreamDoll has partnered with TNT for an original “Claws”-themed single, “Oh Shhh,” from her forthcoming project (District 18/Warner Records), along with a new “Claws” music video. The song embodies “Claws” female characters and amplifies the show themes of women finding their power, boss ladies taking charge, and fierce nails.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo reports that BravoTV.com has surpassed more than 500k signups since launching its Bravo Insider program, with 54% of those signups coming via editorial content. Access includes first looks, gated content with Bravolebrities, and original digital series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bob’s Burgers” recurring voice cast member Jay Johnston (Jimmy Pesto) has been on indefinite hiatus since the January 6 attack on the Capitol, reports The Daily Beast. Johnston has not been arrested or charged in the attack, but is allegedly seen in multiple photos of the riot taken by the FBI.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor/writer Ryan Eggold (“New Amsterdam”) has signed a first-look deal with Universal Television, to develop projects across platforms. Kara Frias is onboard as Head of Development for Eggold’s production company, Analog A Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tahj Mowry (“Baby Daddy”) Rondi Reed (Mike & Molly”), Judy Kain (“Mad Men”), Amanda Perez (“On the Verge”) and Matt McCarthy (“The Other Guys”) landed recurring roles in CBS bowling comedy “How We Roll.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carol Mendelsohn (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) is developing a remake of Swedish drama “Heder” for NBC, as well as coroner crime drama “Body Farm” for CBS, via Carol Mendelsohn Productions’ overall deal with Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered spy drama “Treason,” from Matt Charman (“Bridge of Spies”). The six-parter, described as “The Bodyguard meets John Le Carre,” stars Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace”), Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”) and Charlie Cox (“Daredevil”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Real Husbands of Hollywood – More Kevin, More Problems” launches on BET+ Thursday, February 10. “Real Husbands of Hollywood” original cast members Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, JB Smoove, Nelly, Nick Cannon, Robin Thicke, Cynthia McWilliams and Jackie Long reunite, along with newcomers Michele Weaver and Angela Rye and celebrity guest stars. The series – featuring actors playing fictionalized version of themselves – originated as a sketch on the “BET Awards” in 2012, and aired as a series on BET from 2013-16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chefs attempt to take down “Iron Chef” Alex Guarnaschelli in “Alex vs. America,” premiering Sunday, January 2 at 10p on Food Network. Each chef hails from a different state, but they all share the same culinary specialty.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult adoption – ranging from sincere to sinister – is the focus of A&E docuseries “Adults Adopting Adults,” launching Monday, January 31 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN gets real(tor) with “Ladies Who List: Atlanta.” The reality series follows a team of Black women breaking up the “old boys club” in the luxury real estate business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of “Looney Tunes Cartoons” premieres Thursday, January 20 on HBO Max. A new kids’ show, “Mush-Mush & the Mushables,” hits the streamer Friday, January 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also headed back for season four is Freeform’s “grown-ish,” on Thursday, January 27 at 10p. Senior year at Cal U is in full swing – hookups, wild nights and all.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fifth and final season of FX’s “Better Things” kicks off Monday, February 28 at 10p. The premiere event will feature the first two episodes of the fifth season, followed by a new episode each subsequent week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elmo makes his network debut with episodes of “The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo” beginning Sunday, January 23 on Cartoonito on Cartoon Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“AEW: Dynamite” moves from TNT to TBS on Wednesday, January 5 at 8p. The following evening comes the season two debut of “Go-Big Show” at 9p, with T Pain added to the judging panel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TruTV’s “Fast Foodies” is back for season two Thursday, January 27 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“King of the Con” features one of the first interviews with master scam artist Barry Minkow, The three-parter drops on discovery+ Friday, January 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen is pumping up 2022 with two new true crime series. “Killer Relationships with Faith Jenkins” premieres Sunday, January 16 at 7p, focused on romances that end in murder. The show is followed by “Real Murders of Atlanta,” exploring the underbelly of the new South, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“2021 and Done with Snoop Dogg & Kevin Hart” drops Tuesday, December 28 on Peacock. The special the “Olympic Highlights” duo, who offer their unfiltered takes on life for the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hour-long special “AEW: Battle of the Belts” premieres Saturday, January 8 at 8p on TNT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Times Square New Year’s Eve pool feed and webcast will include live musical performances by KT Tunstall just before midnight; a Chinese cultural dance performance presented by the Sino-American Friendship Association; and a Military Salute medley by the USO Show Troupe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $363 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Spider-Man: No Way Home – $253 million
Encanto – $6.5 million
West Side Story – $3.4 million
Ghostbusters: Afterlife $3.4 million
Nightmare Alley – $3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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