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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/25/22)
HBO: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Neymar: The Perfect Chaos (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Alda Twist, Scientist (Premiere)
VICE: In My Own World (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Our Kind of People (Finale) at 9pm

NBCUniversal and TikTok inked a “massive” new agreement to bring new content and ad experiences for the 2022 Winter Olympics & Paralympics, including new daily content across select NBC TikTok handles, and a three-episode livestream show hosted by a TikTok creator. The partnership with TikTok stems from the RFP process with social platforms NBCU kicked off last November.
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CBS News and Stations unveiled its reimagined and rebranded streaming news service, combining national and local live news along with content from CBS News programs like “60 Minutes” and “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” as well as new primetime programs. Not to mention a new state-of-the-art studio in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, and the addition of a 13th local stream in Miami. The name: CBS News Streaming Network, rebranded from CBSN. “CBS News and Stations’ local streaming channels are growing at a rapid pace and will continue this year through the significant expansion of coverage in all of our markets, giving us an additional 15,000 hours of live local news per year by the end of 2022,” said Wendy McMahon, President and co-head of CBS News and Stations.
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Byron Allen must be lovin’ it. A federal judge in California has revived a lawsuit by Allen’s Entertainment Studios accusing McDonald’s of a pattern of intentional discrimination against Black-owned media when buying advertising. The lawsuit had been dismissed, but Judge Fernando Olguin reversed that ruling, and said the fast food giant has to answer Allen’s complaint by January 27.
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“Maggie” is on the move. The comedy was ordered by ABC for the 2021-22 season, but the network has found itself in the enviable position of having its comedy blocks full thanks to strong new shows and solid veterans. Instead, “Maggie,” focused on a young woman coming to terms with her abilities as a psychic, will stream on corporate sib Hulu.
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ID was ranked as the network non-scripted producers most liked to work with over the past year. Categories in NPACT’s list included virtual pitching, development, the greenlighting process, business affairs, production oversight and notes, production management and finance as well as their favorite network and streamer to work with overall, which is the category ID won. Based on overall averages across all survey categories, the leaders were Hulu, CBS, HBO, Nickelodeon, History, HBO Max, ID, Nat Geo WILD, truTV and Netflix.
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The SAG Awards announced today the new and returning corporate sponsors for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards airing Sunday, February 27 at 8 on TBS and TNT. City National Bank, People, United Airlines, Champagne Taittinger, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, FIJI Water, Tequila Herradura, Willo Farm, Tide, Subaru of America, Inc., Calm, Charlotte Tilbury, Lo & Sons, Lord Jones, and Tony’s Chocolonely are among the dedicated corporate sponsors joining the SAG Awards in support of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
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ViacomCBS has put on hold plans to rebrand Paramount Network as Paramount Movie Network. In addition to a pandemic-induced delay in production of TV-movies for the new channel, drama series “Yellowstone” has been a major hit for the network, with the season four finale drawing a series high 9.3 million total viewers in Live+SD ratings. The rebrand plan was announced in September 2020.
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 Hulu handed an 8-episode order to an adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin’s debut novelSaint X, from ABC Signature. The psychological drama shows how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth. Leila Gerstein is writer/executive producer, Dee Rees will serve as director/EP, with executive producers Stephen Williams, Anonymous Content, and DreamCrew Entertainment.
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Syfy gave a straight-to-series order for “The Ark,” set 100 years in the future when planetary colonozations have begun. The series comes from Dean Devlin (“Independence Day”) and his Electric Entertainment. Jonathan Glassner (“Stargate SG-1”) will serve as co-showrunner and executive produce alongside Devlin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A comedy starring Michelle Buteau, based on her book, Survival of the Thickest, scored an eight-episode order from Netflix. Buteau created the series with Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (“The Carmichael Show”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Propagate Content announced the launch of Propagate Fuego, a Spanish-language content division to be run by Propagate Chairman and Co-CEO Ben Silverman and Isabel San Vargas, President, Global Productions. Catalina Ramirez, Vice President of Propagate International, Rodney Ferrell, Executive Vice President of Scripted Content, and Cyrus Farrokh, Propagate Fuego will produce and develop original scripted and unscripted content and formats for the Spanish-language markets around the world with a specific focus on the Americas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Josh Duhamel (“Jupiter’s Legacy”) will star opposite Lauren Graham in season two of Disney+’s “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.” Emilio Estevez left the series during season one… Kelly McCormack (“Ginny & Georgia”) and Katy Mixon (“American Housewife”) have joined the cast of Spectrum and Paramount Network’s “George & Tammy,” starring Jessica Chastain as Tammy Wynette and Michael Shannon as George Jones.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” hits the waters of Menorca, Spain for season three starting Monday, February 21 at 8p. Captain Glenn Shephard is back aboard Parsifal III, reuniting with last season’s chief stew Daisy Kelliher, chief engineer Colin MacRae and first mate Gary King.
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“Tournament of Champions” returns Sunday, February 27 at 8p on Food Network, with 32 chefs set to battle it out. The following night at 8p comes a new season of “Spring Baking Championship.”
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Four attorneys general are suing Google, accusing the company of using “dark patterns” and deceptive practices to track users’ physical location, including making misleading statements about how people can opt out of location tracking. Lawsuits by the District of Columbia, Texas, Indiana and Washington object to Google’s collection of location data, alleging that Google tried to circumvent users’ expressed preferences with workarounds. Google spokesman José Castañeda said the lawsuits were based on “inaccurate claims and outdated assertions about our settings.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spotify has launched a new podcast, “CoComelon Story Time,” as a part of the newly announced Moonbug Entertainment partnership. CoComelon is the #1 kids channel on YouTube with over 4.2 billion views per month worldwide.
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“American Masters – Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands,” exploring the life, career, art and legacy of the African American contralto and civil rights pioneer, premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 8 at 9p on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Black History Month and Anderson’s 125th birthday (February 27, 1897).
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Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest reflect back on 2021 in the “Live’s Viewers’ Choice Show” on Friday, January 28. Guided by votes from viewers of syndicated talk show “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” the special will feature three main categories including Best Celebrity Walkout, Best Halloween Performance and Best Trivia Dancer, and culminate with a Top 10 countdown of “Live” moments from the past 12 months.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio,” a stop-motion, musical reimagining of the classic tale, debuts on Netflix in November. The film stars Ewan McGregor (“Halston”) voicing Cricket and David Bradley (“Game of Thrones”) as Geppetto.
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Last Monday’s episode of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” posted a .8 P25-54 / 1.1 W25-54 Live+3 rating, more than doubling (+113%) year ago timeslot benchmarks and ranking as the #2 non-news/sports cable program in its timeslot among P25-54. To date, four weeks into the ten week season, Kids Baking Championship has reached more than 6.4 million P2+ viewers, pacing +10% ahead of last season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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