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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/6/22)
ABC: Women of the Movement at 8pm
ABC: Let the World See at 10pm
DISCOVERY: BattleBots at 8pm
FOX: Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer at 8pm 
MAGNOLIA NETWORK: The Lost Kitchen at 9pm
MTV: Jersey Shore: Family Vacation at 8pm
OXYGEN: Twisted Killers at 9pm
PARAMOUNT+: Indivisible: Healing Hate
PEACOCK: Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure
TBS: Go-Big Show at 9pm
PARAMOUNT+: The Game (Finale)

NBCUniversal announced the launch of NBCUnified, a first-party consumer data and identity platform. NBCUnified unites the company’s network of consumer touchpoints into a scaled data offering within One Platform. “It all starts with consumer relationships and trust,” said Krishan Bhatia, President and Chief Business Officer, NBCUniversal Advertising & Partnerships. “We understand what engages over 230M adults each month, and with NBCUnified, we can translate these relationships into better consumer experiences, deeper insights for our partners, and a more connected TV world for our industry.”
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The Grammy Awards, which had been scheduled to take place in front of a live audience January 31 on CBS, have been postponed due to Covid concerns. “Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks,” said a statement from CBS and the Recording Academy. “We look forward to celebrating ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ on a future date, which will be announced soon.” Last year’s show was postponed by six weeks amid a spike in Covid cases.
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Comscore is launching a new measurement product, Comscore Everywhere, aimed at informing the media transaction marketplace in a way that is accurate and reflective of true consumer behavior. Comscore Everywhere will also create a common comparable “Audience Definition” across media and screens powered by a singular dataset and methodology. “Consumers don’t think in terms of linear versus streaming versus digital – they think of content,” said David Algranati, Chief Product Officer, Comscore. “Measurement must reflect that reality.”
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Peacock will be the streaming home of the 2022 Winter Olympics in the US, available on the service’s premium tier. Nothing’s being left out – coverage will include all events airing on broadcast and cable television. “Peacock will offer the ultimate fan experience all in one place,” said Kelly Campbell, President, Peacock. “From every live event and gold medal moment to exclusive daily shows, channels and original documentaries, viewers will be able to easily catch-up and keep up on all the action throughout the Games.” The Opening Ceremony takes place on Friday, February 4, with competition coverage beginning two days prior on Wednesday, February 2. For the Summer Olympics, Peacock only aired certain events live.
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With Tegna and Verizon unable to come to terms on a new retrans deal, Tegna stations in several markets went dark on the pay TV operator on Tuesday. The companies had agreed to an extension of their existing contract until January 4.
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Fox Sports struck an eight-year deal with the New York Racing Association to televise the Belmont Stakes, starting next year. NBC Sports has held the rights since 2011.
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Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) narrates docuseries “Indivisible: Healing Hate,” starting today, January 6 on Paramount+. The six-parter analyzes the 2021 attack on the Capitol, with interviews with law enforcement, victims of extremism and convicted extremists.
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Nat Geo goes into deep freeze on Monday, January 18. “Life Below Zero: Next Generation” returns for season four at 8p, followed by the season five launch of “Port Protection Alaska.”
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Ten-part “Secrets of Playboy” explores the consequences of Hugh Hefner’s creation beginning Monday, January 24 at 9p on A&E.
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“Reframed: Marilyn Monroe” debuts Sunday, January 16 at 9p on CNN
. The docuseries, narrated by Jessica Chastain (“Molly’s Game”), features rare archival footage and first person accounts from women close to Monroe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After growing his cannabis farm into a successful business, Jim Belushi and his team of farmers are on a mission to take it to new heights on season two of “Growing Belushi,” premiering Wednesday, January 19 at 10p on Discovery.
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Two-night event “Janet Jackson” airs Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29 at 8p on Lifetime and A&E. Interviewees include Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Q-Tip, Janelle Monae, Teyana Taylor, Tyler Perry, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated series “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery” gets cooking Wednesday, February 9 at 10:30a an Disney Junior and Disney+. The series is a reimagining of Disney’s 1951 film, “Alice in Wonderland.”
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Jillian Bell (“22 Jump Street”), Keith and Kenneth Lucas (“Just for Laughs”), Adam Pally (“Champaign Ill”), Jon Gabrus (“Game Over, Man!”) and Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) have been added to the guest cast of “Fast Foodies,” returning to truTV Thursday, January 27 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game Show Network will air an 8-hour marathon of “Match Game” episodes featuring Betty White starting at 9a on Saturday, January 8. The “Golden Girls” star, who died December 31 at age 99, appeared on hundreds of game show episodes over her career.
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The 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, celebrating film and television editing, has been moved from February 26 to March 5, taking place in LA with a 50% capacity audience due to the surge in Covid cases. “We are monitoring the situation and should we deem it necessary, we are prepared to make the Eddies completely virtual this year,” said ACE Executive Director Jenni McCormick. “We are also working alongside our counterparts at the Art Directors Guild to avoid any overlap in our ceremonies.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Special “BET Her Presents…Becoming: Michelle Obama In Conversation” premieres Monday, January 17, on BET and BET Her at 7p. Moderated by Yara Shahidi (“grown-ish”), the discussion with students will cover topics such as mental wellness and diversity and inclusion on college campuses.
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“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” averaged 19.6 million total viewers and a 5.8 rating among A18-49 from 11:30p-12:31p, a four-year high for the ABC special.
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TLC wrapped 2021 as the #1 ad-supported cable network in primetime with W25-54 and W18-49, and the #1 non-sports network in primetime with W18-34. TLC also claimed the #1 non-news/sports unscripted primetime show on cable among key adult and women demos in 2021 with the “90 Day Fiance.”
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The season four finale of “Yellowstone,” simulcast on Paramount Network and CMT, drew series highs of 1.9 million viewers A18-49 (p 95% versus season three) and 2.6 million A25-54 (up 100%). “We’ve hit a cultural nerve – from the center of the country to each of the coasts – and still have lots of room to grow on linear,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks. “Our strategy to franchise ‘Yellowstone’ into a universe of series to fuel growth for Paramount+ is already exceeding expectations with ‘1883’ and ‘Mayor of Kingstown’proving to be two of the top titles.”
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