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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 2/9/22)
COMEDY CENTRAL: Fairview (Premiere) at 8:30pm
DISNEY+: Snowdrop (Premiere)
DISNEY JR.: Alice’s Wonderland Bakery (Premiere) at 10:30am
DISCOVERY+: Secret Crush (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Farmer Wants a Wife (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Big Shot Game Show (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Only Jokes Allowed (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Catching Killers (Premiere)
HGTV: Property Brothers: Forever Home (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: My 600-Lb. Life (Finale) at 8p

TV and movies account for just 48% of all the time consumers say they spend with screen-based entertainment, down 5 points from a year ago and down 11 points from 2019, according to Hub’s annual “Video Redefined” study. Replacing TV and movies: online videos, gaming and browsing social media, up five points from last year. Not surprisingly, the study showed a major shift between those age 35+, who spend 60% of their entertainment time with TV and movies, versus 25% for those age 13-24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rita Ferro, President, Disney Advertising Sales & Partnerships, is promising an Upfront event “unlike anything [advertisers] have ever seen from Disney” on the banks of the Hudson River at Basketball City, Pier 36. “Be prepared for more unrivaled content and an incomparable experience in an entirely new venue,” said Ferro of the May 17 presentation. NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, Fox and The CW had already announced a return to in-person NYC Upfront events after two years of going virtual due to Covid-19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog” landed 12 Oscar nominations, the most of any film, with Netflix collecting 27 overall. Apple had six nods, while Amazon had three. The Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday, March 27 at 8p on ABC. A host has yet to be named.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leslie Jones is “a super fan of the Olympics, and we are super fans of her,” said NBC after the “SNL” alum tweeted her displeasure over some of her Winter Games commentary videos being blocked on Twitter. “This was the result of a third-party error, and the situation has been resolved,” said the network. “She is free to do her social media posts as she has done in the past.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Entertainment has acquired TV, streaming and film rights to classic claymation character Gumby and his friends from the estate of Joseph Clokey, son of creator Art Clokey. “Picking a new home was important to me, and I’ve found great partners in Fox Entertainment,” explained Gumby. “They have a vision for my modern, multi-platform reemergence, which is thrilling. Throughout our conversations, Pokey and I reiterated that we are talent they can mold. Literally.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rashida Jones (“Parks & Recreation”) will star in and exec produce Apple TV+ dark comedy “Sunny,” about a woman whose husband and son die in a plane crash. She’s given a domestic robot made by her late husband’s company, and they uncover the truth of what happened to her family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has ordered eight-part action drama “Palamino,” from Left Bank Pictures (“The Crown”). Rob Bullock and Jack Lothian (“Strike Back: Vendetta”) are writing, with Lothian also exec producing alongside Left Bank’s Andy Harries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Niecy Nash (“Claws”) will guest star in two embedded pilot episodes of ABC police drama “The Rookie.” Nash will play the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy, setting the stage for a potential spinoff next season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN’s chief medical correspondent will host “Masters in Medicine with Dr. Sanjay Gupta,” a weekly show for upcoming streaming service CNN+. “Our audience will have remarkable access to the world of medicine and a greater understanding of how their bodies function, and what to do when something goes wrong,” said Gupta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Great Pacific Media has announced a new project in development with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (“Kim’s Convenience”). New series “Fandemonium” will examine the sub-cultures of makers, artists and collectors who are inspired by larger-than-life franchises, such as “Star Wars,” Nintendo, anime and wrestling, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Quentin Plair (“Roswell, New Mexico”) has joined the cast of Hulu limited series “Immigrant” in a major recurring role opposite Kumail Nanjiani and Nicola PeltzDorian Harewood (“House of Payne”) landed a recurring role on Peacock’s “Bel-Air.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu’s YA comedy series “Love Victor” will end with season three. All eight episodes drop Wednesday, June 15, announced the streamer during its TCA presentation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO has renewed “How To With John Wilson” for season three. “John finds humanity in the most mundane and absurd places,” said Amy Gravitt, EVP, HBO Programming, of the documentary filmmaker. “We’re thrilled to continue seeing New York through his utterly hilarious and poignant lens.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult Swim handed season two renewals for animated comedies “Birdgirl” and “Smiling Friends.” “Birdgirl,” starring Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”), will return in summer 2022, while the “Smiling Friends” premiere will be announced at a later date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the streaming side, HBO Max has ordered a third season of comedy “South Side,” which premiered on Comedy Central before moving to HBO Max for its sophomore run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IMDb TV picked up a second season of action series “Almost Paradise,” created by Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen, who will also serve as co-showrunners. The drama follows a former US DEA agent who, after his partner’s betrayal and a life-threatening battle with hypertension, is forced into early retirement and relocates to a small tropical island in the Philippines.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A pilot for syndicated series “Beat the Odds” premieres Friday, February 11 on select Gray Television stations. Production company Tupelo Honey expects to begin production on a weekly series in 3Q22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kanal D Drama, presenter of Turkish series dubbed into Spanish, will debut
“Conflictos de Familia” (“For My Daughters”) on the Kanal D Drama app on Tuesday, February 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author and television personality Lorna Greyling will host the CJC Network original series “Women in Power,” featuring conversations with successful women from around the world. Season one of the talker debuts in April.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” launches Friday, February 18. Two new episodes will debut on Fridays for four consecutive weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Midnight Pulp is counter-programming Super Bowl LVI with Monster Bowl 1, on Sunday, February 13. The daylong marathon starts at 10a, and will include monster classic “Gorgo” in addition to more recent fare like “Monster Seafood Wars.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Tubi original film “10 Truths About Love” debuts Friday, February 11. Camilla Belle (“Dollface”) stars as a romance columnist who thinks she has got love figured out until her boyfriend dumps her.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney streaming services Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu scored nearly 10 million new subscribers in 4Q21, according to Antenna, or 25% of premium SVOD sign-ups for the quarter. The biggest boost came from Disney+’s “The Beatles: Get Back.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two premiere of “Resident Alien” was the second-most-watched telecast on Syfy since 2013. Counting one week of delayed viewing, the January 26 debut was watched by 3.2 million total viewers, up 5% from the show’s season one bow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeopardy!” (6.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating) slipped 2% from the week before after the mid-week loss for champion contestant Amy Schneider in the week of January 24. “Family Feud” (6.0) rose 3%, while “Wheel of Fortune” (5.7) dipped 5%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Driven by “9-1-1: Love Star,” “Next Level Chef” and “The Cleaning Lady,” not to mention the NFL and WWE, during the week of January 24, Fox posted television’s highest-rated week of the season and its highest-rated week in two years, logging a 3.2 Live+7 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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