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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/20/22)
AMC+: La Fortuna (Premiere)
CRACKLE: Men of West Hollywood (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Selling the Hamptons (Premiere)
FREEFORM: Single Drunk Female (Premiere) at 10p
HBO MAX: Astral Journey (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Looney Tunes Cartoons (Premiere)
HBO MAX: On the Job (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: The Envoys (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Supernatural Academy (Premiere)
PEACOCK: True Story with Ed & Randall (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream. (Premiere)
NICK: Warped! (Premiere) at 7:30pm
SUNDANCE NOW: Total Control (Premiere)
WE TV: Double Cross (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Women of the Movement (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Let the World See Us (Finale) at 10:30p

Add Wolf Blitzer (CNN’s “The Situation Room”) to the fast-growing lineup of hosts for upcoming streaming service CNN+. Blitzer’s “The Newscast with Wolf Blitzer” joins shows featuring CNN colleagues Anderson Cooper, Kate Bolduan, and Sara Sidner, along with Chris Wallace, Audie Cornish and Kasie Hunt, among others. The service is set to debut in the spring.
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It’s the end for MTV’s “The Hills: New Beginnings.” The revival reunited cast member of 2006-10 reality series, “The Hills.”
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It’s also the end of the road, almost, for CBS’ “Bull.” The legal drama sixth season, now airing, will be its last. “It’s been my privilege to play Dr Jason Bull but after 6 Seasons of incredible storylines, I’ve decided it’s time to pursue new creative challenges and bring his story to a close,” said series star Michael Weatherly on Twitter. “It has been an honor to work with this talented cast, crew, and writing/producing team who helped reinvent the legal drama. Stay tuned for a big series finish.”
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Jon Stewart will be the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, in a gala taking place Sunday, April 24. “I have long admired and been influenced by the work of Mark Twain, or, as he was known by his given name, Samuel Leibowitz,” said Stewart.
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The PGA Tour isn’t leaving home without American Express. Amex will continue as title sponsor of The American Express in La Quinta, California, through 2028. The annual tournament, which features a pro-am format, takes place January 20-23. “Giving back to the community while celebrating the passions of our customers is at the center of what we do at American Express,” said Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman and CEO of American Express. “We’re honored to continue this legacy by extending our role as title sponsor and growing the total charitable funds raised.”

Bucking the trend of TV award nominations being dominated by streaming shows, linear came out strong in the 33rd Annual GLAAD Awards noms for Outstanding Drama Series. Up for the prize are “9-1-1: Lone Star” (Fox), “Batwoman” (The CW), “The Chi” (Showtime), “Doom Patrol” (HBO Max), “Good Trouble” (Freeform”), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “The L Word” (Showtime), “Pose” (FX), “Star Trek Discovery” (Paramount+) and “Supergirl” (The CW). Linear TV was not so well-represented in the comedy category, though, which includes “Dickinson” (Apple TV+), “Gentefied” (Netflix), “Love, Victor” (Hulu), “The Other Two” (HBO Max), “Saved by the Bell” (Peacock), “Sex Education” (Netflix), “Shrill” (Hulu), “Special” (Netflix), “Twenties” (BET), and “Work in Progress” (Showtime).
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Final voting for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is open for eligible SAG-AFTRA members now through Friday, February 25 at 3p. The ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, February 27 at 8p.
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National Geographic has made Covid documentary “The First Wave”available for free today, January 20, and tomorrow. The film can be seen without commercial interruption through the ABC and National Geographic apps.
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Family Entertainment Television’s FETV and FMC are launching on Evoca TV, the Next Gen MVPD in the Mountain States. Family-friendly programming on FMC includes films starring John Wayne airing Fridays and Saturdays at 8p and 11p, respectively; the same titles air Sundays at 3p on FETV.
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WarnerMedia Kids & Family gave two new project greenlights that will expand the “Craig of the Creek” universe: preschool spinoff series, “Jessica’s Big Little World”, and an original animated movie, “Craig of the Creek: The Movie.” In addition, “Craig of the Creek” was renewed for season five for HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
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Bravo ordered a fifteenth season of “Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live,” taking the late-nighter through 2023. WWHL notched almost 17 million total viewers in 2021, and saw year-over-year ratings growth among A18-49 and A25-54.
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Tina Mabry (“Queen of the South”) will direct and co-write “Pretty Big,” based on the true story of Akira Armstrong and her Pretty Big Movement dance company, for Warner Bros. and HBO Max. Mike Jackson of Get Lifted Film Co., Poppy Hanks and Jelani Johnson of MACRO and Kristina Sorensen are producing.
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German television executive Philipp Steffens and Julie Link are launching a production and talent management company, GLISK, in partnership with Federation Entertainment. The company is producing scripted, unscripted and formats for the German domestic marketplace alongside international multi-genre co-productions with global appeal.
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Uncle Toad’s Media Group has been selected by the snowboarding competition Natural Selection as its production partner as part of a three-year partnership deal. The Natural Selection Tour will stream live starting Sunday, January 23.
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Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (“This Is Us”) have inked a new three-year deal with 20th Television for their The Walk-Up Company. “Elizabeth and Isaac are two of the most talented, driven, soulful writers with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work, and ensuring they stayed within the fold was a mission for all of us at 20th,” said 20th Television President Karey Burke.
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Nonfiction entertainment studio XTR announced a new documentary film that delves into the comeback of the trading card industry. Currently in production, “The Hobby” is directed by Morgan Jon Fox (“The One You Never Forget”) and produced by Ted Speaker (“Sword of Trust”). Bryn Mooser, Justin Lacob, Kathryn Everett and Abazar Khayami from XTR executive produce alongside Andy Hsieh.
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“The Real Dirty Dancing” launches Tuesday, February 1 at 9p on Fox. The four-episode competition has celebrities recreating scenes from the 1987 film starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.
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Limited series “WeCrashed,” based on Wondry podcast “WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork,” premieres with three episodes on Apple TV+ Friday, March 18. Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Anne Hathaway (“The Devil Wears Prada”) star.
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Hopeful singles connect with prisoners in ID’s true crime/true love series “Prisoner of Love,” debuting Monday, January 24 at 9p on ID. Season one follows five couples navigating the struggles of dating someone in the big house.
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TLC, home of “Dr. Pimple Popper,” has two new medical series on the way. “Stuck,” covering extractions like a high heel from a face and an arrow from a wrist, premieres Wednesday, February 16 at 10p. “Body Parts” focuses on an anaplastologist who shares cases of patients who lost body parts, and were helped with prosthetics.
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Three-part docuseries “Uprooted” shares new information on the 1986 unsolved hanging death of a 19-year-old Black man, Keith Warren, in Silver Spring, Maryland. All episodes stream Friday, February 18 on discovery+. The show will be accompanied by a six-part podcast hosted by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
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STEM series “Cyberchase” is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a marathon of 6 episodes selected by fans during “PBS KIDS Family Night,” Friday, January 21 through Sunday, January 23 from 7-10p on the PBS KIDS channel. Season thirteen launches Friday, February 25 with the debut of four episodes.
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NBC has moved the premiere of “American Song Contest” from Monday, February 21 to Monday, March 21 at 8p. Slipping into the earlier timeslot is the launch of “America’s Got Talent: Extreme.”
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UK drama “The Chelsea Detective” premieres Monday, March 7 on Acorn TV. The four-parter follows an inspector who lives on a houseboat after separating from his art dealer wife.
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Season three of HGTV’s “Rock the Block” kicks off Monday, February 28 at 9p. Hosted again by Ty Pennington, the home renovation competition will be set in Greater Charleston, SC.
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Sugar rush: “Spring Baking Championship” is back for a new season on Food Network Monday, February 28 at 8p. Six-part spinoff “Spring Baking Championship: Easter” returns the same night, at 10p.
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Something’s cooking at EstrellaTV, too. “MasterChef Latinos,” showcasing 50 amateur chefs, debuts Thursday, February 10 at 8p. “The important thing about ‘MasterChef Latinos’ is its cultural diversity,” said Chef Adrian Herrera. “In this competition, our amateur Chefs have varied origins that reflect the stories of the people who came to the U.S. as immigrants, without money, with few opportunities, and with a clear and firm intention to get ahead.”
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Vigilante twins Eric and Erica team up with the person who has trying to put them in jail for murder in season three of “Double Cross,” dropping Thursdays on ALLBLK starting February 3.
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“Love & The Constitution,” offering an insider’s view into the life of Representative Jamie Raskin and a look at both a nation and Congressman in crisis, premieres Sunday, February 6 at 10p on MSNBC. The film follows Representative Raskin for over three years as he fights to defend democracy during Donald Trump’s presidency and in the second impeachment trial, and navigates personal tragedy after the loss of his son, who passed away just days before the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
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Tubi will anchor a month-long Black History Month tribute with the debuts of two new Tubi Originals: musical drama “Howard High” on Friday, February 4, and “Pass the Mic,” a documentary spotlighting the careers of Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar, on Wednesday, February 16. In addition, more than 1400 Black Cinema titles will be available on throughout the month.
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Revry is also marking Black History Month, with LGBTQ-first Black stories. Among the offerings: “Saturday Church,” starring Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”), and “I’m From Driftwood,” a series based on the online archive of first person LGBTQ stories.
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Paramount’s “Yellowstone” has launched its own YouTube Channel. In addition to the series, content includes prequal “1883,” and YouTube original extensions, “Behind the Story” and “Stories from the Bunkhouse.”
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