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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/11/22)
CW: Superman and Lois at 8pm
CW: Naomi at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: Fastest in America at 8pm
HULU: Dollface
MAGNOLIA NETWORK: Restoration Road With Clint Harp at 9pm
MTV: Teen Mom: Family Reunion at 8pm
MTV: Teen Mom: Girls’ Night Out at 9pm
OWN: The Kings of Napa at 8pm
PBS: American Masters at 9pm
SCIENCE: Spycraft at 10pm
TLC: I Am Shauna Rae at 10pm
VICE: Small Town Secrets at 10pm

Discovery, Inc. has joined Fox, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS as a minority owner of advanced advertising company OpenAP. Jon Steinlauf, Chief U.S. Advertising Sales Officer, and Jim Keller, EVP, Digital Ad Sales and Advanced Advertising, will represent the company on OpenAP’s Board of Directors. “Discovery is excited to take an active role shaping the future of advanced audience buying,” said Keller. “Given our current momentum, influence and growth of audience-based sales, we believe Discovery can help further the work OpenAP has been doing to initiate meaningful change in the market.” OpenAP, launched in 2017, is now working with over 100 advertisers.
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Disney CEO Bob Chapek shared the company’s three key priorities in a memo to employees: storytelling excellence, innovation, and and a “relentless” focus on the audience. As for that final item, he wrote, “Our most important guide—our North Star—is the consumer. Right now, their behavior tells us and our industry that the way they want to experience entertainment is changing—and changing fast thanks to technology and the pandemic. We must evolve with our audience, not work against them. And so we will put them at the center of every decision we make.”
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Television winners of the non-televised Golden Globes included HBO’s “Succession” for drama and “Hacks” for comedy. Jeremy Strong (“Succession”) won for outstanding actor in a drama, while Mj Rodriguez (FX’s “Pose”) nabbed best actress. In top comedy categories, winners were Jean Smart (“Hacks”) and Jason Sudeikis (Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso”).
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Reaction to the sudden death of comedian and “Full House” star Bob Saget, who was found dead in a Florida hotel room on January 9, was swift and hearfelt from his co-stars, among others. “I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him,” tweeted John Stamos. From Candace Cameron Bure: “Bob was one of the best humans beings I’ve ever known in my life. I loved him so much.” Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen issued a statement saying, “Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man.” Norman Lear also weighed in with, “Bob Saget was as lovely a human as he was funny. And to my mind, he was hilarious. We were close friends and I could not have loved him more.” Saget, was who was 65, had been in Orlando as part of a comedy tour. No signs of foul play or drug use was found, according to the medical examiner following an autopsy.
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Trade event Kidscreen 2022, scheduled for February 14-17 in Miami, has been postponed due to Omocron. Kidscreen Summit Virtual will remain March 7-11, with the live event taking place July 18-21.
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ABC Entertainment has ordered season 19 of TV’s longest-running primetime medical drama series, “Grey’s Anatomy.” Ellen Pompeo inked a one-year deal to continue in her starring role, as well as executive produce. Back at the helm will be executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff. Currently in its 18th season, “Grey’s” ties as the No. 1 broadcast drama among A18-49, and has ranked among the Top 10 entertainment broadcast series in the demo in each of its 18 seasons.
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“The Morning Show” will rise again. Apple TV+ has renewed the drama for season three. Kerry Ehrin, who developed the series and served as showrunner on the past two seasons, will step down as showrunner and serve as consultant. Taking the showrunner reins will be Charlotte Stoudt (“Fosse/Verdon”), who has signed a multi-year deal with the streamer.
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Also coming back is Netflix’s “Emily in Paris,” for seasons three and four. Season two, released December 22, drew 107.6 million global viewers its first five days.
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Onyx Collective on Hulu has ordered Endeavor Content limited series “The Plot,” with Mahershala Ali attached as executive producer and star. The story, based on the book by Hanff Korelitz, focuses on a struggling author who literary theft upends his life. “Hollywood is still not greenlighting enough projects with multidimensional Black characters, stories that simply focus on our humanity. The rarity of a straight-to-series order, especially for BIPOC projects, is not lost on us,” said EP Mimi Valdés.
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The NAACP’s production partnership with CBS Studios has led to five sold projects so far. In development is a remake of 1991 film “Soapdish”, with Whoopi Goldberg set to reprise her role, and drama “Construction,” described as “’Dynasty’ meets ‘Succession,’” for Paramount+; a DL Hughley comedy for Fox; an Earthquake comedy for CBS; and “Little Rock Nine,” based on the seminal moment in the integration of schools, for Apple TV+. “The current political and societal landscape demand that we expand the voices, contexts, and visibility of artists producing content around the African American experience,” said NAACP President Derrick Johnson.
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Law&Crime has renewed “Caught in Providence” for a second season.The true crime show follows cases in front of Rhode Island’s Chief Judge Frank Caprio.
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Casting notes: Hugh Laurie (“House”) and Mark Ruffalo (“I Know This Much Is True”) landed the leads opposite newcomer Aria Mia Loberti in Netflix’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” The limited series is based on the bestselling novel….Aubrey Plaza has joined the season two cast of HBO social satire “The White Lotus.”
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Audie Cornish (“All Things Considered”) has boarded upcoming streamer CNN+ as anchor and correspondent. “There are fresh stories to tell and new ways to tell them,” said Cornish. CNN+ is slated to launch this spring.
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Symone Sanders, former senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is joining MSNBC, where she will “explore issues at the intersection of politics, culture and race and break down how decisions made in Washington impact electorates, industries, and communities across the country,” said the network.
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Jesse Watters has been named host of Fox News Channel’s 7p hour, called “Jesse Watters Primetime,” starting January 24. Watters will remain a co-host of “The Five,” but relinquish his weekend show, “Watters’ World.” A new Saturday night program will be announced at a later date.
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Political commentator and Washington Post columnist George Will is joining Nexstar Media’s cable network NewsNation as a senior contributor beginning January 15. “NewsNation meets a national need for news delivered without political agendas, clenched fists, and raised voices,” said the Pulitzer Prize winner. “It offers news leavened by a sense of the complexity and grandeur of American history: this nation was not made by flimsy people, and it is not flimsy.”
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“Puppy Bowl” returns for its 18th year, showcasing shelters and rescues. The three-hour event that can be found on Animal Planet on Sunday, February 13 at 2pm and streaming on discovery+.
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“Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power” premieres Tuesday, February 1 on Starz. The documentary focuses on the congressional representative and human rights activist.
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Also set for Black History Month is “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War,” airing Monday, February 21 at 11p on History Channel. Executive produced and narrated by historian, social justice advocate and NBA champ Kareem Abul-Jabbar, and Deborah Morales of Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, the documentary offers a look at heroism during the Civil War. “The Civil War wasn’t just fought over Black Americans, it was also fought by them,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “This documentary chronicles the heroic contributions of courageous African American men and women who helped reshape our nation.”
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Singer H.E.R. will open the “Urban One Honors” awards on Monday, January 17 at 8p. Hosted by Ne-Yo, the ceremony is set to air on TV One and Cleo TV.
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CBS Sports and Nickelodeon’s presentation during the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30p will air alongside CBS Sports’ broadcast on CBS. “NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon” will feature enhanced original on-field graphics; an AR blimp that will fly throughout the stadium; special pregame and halftime presentations; guest appearances from Nickelodeon characters; and more content aimed at kids and families.
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For the eight consecutive year, the “Countdown to Christmas” programming event made Hallmark Channel the most-watched entertainment cable network for all of 4Q21 among Women 18+. The original holiday premieres every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night led the network to dominate on weekends across the cable universe, including news and sports, throughout the quarter among Households, Women 18+, Women 25-54 and Total Viewers.
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