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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/5/22)
BET: Tyler Perry’s Sistas (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: The Amazing Race (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: Good Sam (Premiere) at 10pm
CNBC: American Greed (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Worst Cooks in America (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: I Can See Your Voice (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Moving for Love (Premiere) at 11pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight: Afterparty (Premiere) at 11pm
MAGNOLIA NETWORK: Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Premiere) at 9p
NETFLIX: Rebeide (Premiere)
E!: The Bradshaw Bunch (Finale) at 9pm

Welcome to cable, Magnolia Network! Discovery’s joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines makes its long-awaited cable debut today, January 5 at 9p, with “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home.” The network’s linear launch was originally slated for October 2020, but the pandemic caused production delays that prompted Discovery to add Magnolia to streamer discovery+, along with a dedicated app, instead. Magnolia is a rebrand of Discovery’s DIY Network.
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NBC’s “Late Night” has been canceled for the rest of the week, following a positive Covid test for now-isolating host Seth Meyers. A vaxxed and booster-ed Meyers tweeted that he feels fine, adding, “Tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try to pass off as a studio!”.
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It was cut short by a day due to the Covid-19 surge, but the CES trade show is still going on in Vegas. On Fox Business Network, Consumer Technology Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro said the convention now has 2300 exhibitors, up from 2200 before pandemic concerns caused cancellations. “They keep signing up; we’ve had lots in November and lots in December,” said Shapiro on “The Claman Countdown.” “And why is that? Because this is one place a lot of companies rely on each year to get their message out and they really didn’t have that in 2021.” In the crowd have been “hundreds of startups,” added Shapiro.
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Andy Cohen expressed regret for his alcohol-fueled remarks on CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage – at least, some of them. Cohen, who during the show mocked Ryan Seacrest’s “group of losers” on ABC, later said on his radio show, “I really like Ryan Seacrest, and he is a great guy, and I really regret saying that. I was just stupid and drunk and feeling it.” As for his widely-shared rant against former NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, however, Cohen said, “The only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been.” As for CNN, the net said Cohen will be back for next year’s show.
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Scott MacFarlane has been named congressional correspondent for CBS News. Before joining CBS News, MacFarlane was an investigative and political reporter for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. and contributor to the NBC News Channel.
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The Golden Globe Awards ceremony won’t have the glitter of celebrity presenters, reports Variety. Having been booted from NBC over unethical practices and lack of diversity at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Globes will hold its event on Sunday January 9, at the Beverly Hilton, with little or no starpower. In addition to recognizing film and television winners, the Golden Globe Awards “will shine a light on the long-established philanthropy work of the HFPA, showcasing a range of grantees during the program,” said the HFPA.
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Netflix and BBC mockumentary “Cunk on Earth,” from Broke & Bones, will tell the story of the world’s greatest inventions, with a comic spin. UK comedian Diane Morgan will reprise her “Cunk on Britain” role of Philomena Cunk. Charlie Brooker is co-writing and exec producing, with Ben Caudell, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris also writing and Annabel Jones. Ali Marlow also executive producing.
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Former Bloomberg News CEO Justin Smith is launching a global news company with New York Times columnist and former BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith. “The news industry is facing a crisis in consumer trust and confidence due to the distorting influence of social media and rising levels of polarization and parochialism,” said Smith in an email obtained by the Wall Street Journal. “My plan is to launch a premium news business that serves unbiased journalism to a global audience and provides a high-quality platform for the best journalists in the world.” Smith is being replaced at Bloomberg by Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media’s Chief Growth Officer and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships.
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Casting note: Keesha Sharp (“Lethal Weapon”) has joined season three of Starz’ “Power Book II: Ghost” as a series regular.
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A new, six-episode season of “Travels With Darley” launches on PBS stations this month, and this spring on Ovation TV’s Journy. The series focuses on the history, food, music and art that reflects diverse cultures and traditions.
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Truffled spatchcock chicken, anyone? “Just Eats with Chef JJ” is back for season four on Cleo TV Wednesday, January 12 at 9p. Bevy Smith is on hand for the premiere.
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Season two of “Total Control” kicks off on Sundance Now on Thursday, January 20. New episodes of the Australian political drama will premiere Thursdays.
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New Japan Pro-Wrestling is returning to AXS TV’s lineup with classic episodes beginning January 20 and new weekly programs premiering Thursday, March 3 at 10p. NJPW, which previously aired from 2015-19, joins the net’s Thursday night wrestling lineup.
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CNBC’s “No Retreat: Business Bootcamp” puts executives and their teams through physical and mental challenges to help them reach their potential, starting Tuesday, February 22 at 10p. “Entrepreneurship is at the forefront of everything CNBC does and what better way to start the new year than to help businesses navigate today’s changing landscape,” said Denise Contis, EVP and Head of Content, CNBC Primetime. “’No Retreat: Business Bootcamp’ reveals the unconventional and highly successful approach to team building used by top companies.”
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New animated film “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild” premieres on Disney+ Friday, January 28. The movie joins five other films and two TV specials from the franchise on the streamer.
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PBS’ “American Experience” kicks off its new season with “Riveted: The History of Jeans” on Monday, February 7 at 9p (check local listings). The show explores the history of the wardrobe staple, from slavery to high fashion.
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“The Cleaning Lady” swept up 3.6 million P2+ viewers in Live+SD Nielsens, to rank as Fox’s #1 drama debut in two years, since “9-1-1: Lone Star.”
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The premiere of Disney+ series “The Book of Bobba Fett” drew 1.7 million US households Wednesday-Sunday, according to Samba TV. That’s 13% higher than the debut of “Hawkeye” in November.
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“Don’t Look Up” was viewed 263.3 hours in its first 10 days, on pace to surpass Netflix’s most-watched film, “Red Notice.”
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Over at HBO Max, December was the streamer’s most-viewed month since its launch in May 2020 in terms of hours viewed, with a lineup including “And Just Like That…”, “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” finales of “Succession,”“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Insecure,” and films “The Matrix Resurrections” and “King Richard.
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Writer/producer John Bowman died suddenly December 31. He was 64. Bowman’s credits include “Saturday Night Live,” for which he won a writing Emmy; “Martin,” for which he was co-creator and producer; “Murphy Brown”; and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” among others.
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Game show producer Jay Wopert died January 3 of Alzheimer’s. He was 79. In addition to creating shows with his production company, Wopert wrote Disney’s first “Pirates of the Caribbean” film.
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