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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/11/22)
APPLE TV+: Pretzel and the Puppies (Premiere)
HULU: Dollface (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Inventing Anna (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Love Is Blind (Premiere)
THE ROKU CHANNEL: Poly (Premiere)
SHOWTIME: everything’s gonna be all white (Premiere) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 2/12/22)
DISCOVERY+: Profiled: Black Man (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: The Cabins (Premiere)
BBC AMERICA: Attenborough’s Global Adventure (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Twenty Five Twenty One (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Forecasting Love and Weather (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Profiled: The Black Man (Premiere)
SNAPCHAT: Breakwater (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 2/13/22)
NBC: Super Bowl LVI Pregame at 1pm
NBC: Super Bowl LVI at 6pm
DISCOVERY+: My Pack Life (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Bel-Air (Premiere)
PBS: Vienna Blood (Finale) at 10pm

Netflix shared its workforce diversity data from 2021, reporting that 50.5% of US employees were from “historically excluded racial backgrounds,” up from 46.8% the year prior. The the number of Black employees inched up to 10.7% from 8.6%, and Black leadership rose to 13.3% from 10.9%.
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A spokesperson for “Dr. Phil” denied allegations in a Buzzfeed article that accused producers (though not host Phil McGraw) of fostering a toxic workplace environment, including verbal abuse and racism. “Dr. McGraw categorically denies racist conduct, and CBS does not tolerate racist conduct,” said McGraw’s attorney H. Patrick Morris in a statement.
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Not only do more US consumers report streaming (70%) than watching cable and satellite TV (56%), according to a new Harris poll, more report paying greater attention to streamed ads than those on traditional pay TV. The poll, conducted for TransUnion, was released during IAB’s annual leadership conference. Among TV viewers under 35 who’d watched TV, 86% said they’d streamed and 36% said they’d done so on cable or satellite.
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And where are TV viewers watching? The living room TV remains the main area for viewing (58% of usage among viewers), according to Nielsen. Next come the primary bedroom (22%), secondary bedroom (12%), another room (6%), and the basement (2%). Among age 12-17 viewers, 47% of viewing time is spent watching TV in the living room, with 39% in secondary bedrooms, 7% in primary bedrooms, 3% in the basement, and 4% in other rooms, reports the measurement company.
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A new collaboration has been forged to help community media outlets tap into money pledged to invest in Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color. The Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association, in collaboration with Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, has announced a national effort to promote BIPOC media organizations as critical civic infrastructure. “BIPOC-led media organizations have historically been underinvested in, despite the incredible power and influence these outlets have across BIPOC communities,” said Paul Waters of Democracy Fund Voice. “A more equitable media landscape, with a diverse press reflecting the communities it reports on and for, is a necessary means to a thriving, informed society.”
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The Casting Society of America has changed its name to Casting Society. “By removing America from our name, we are embracing how CSA has grown exponentially and globally in recent years,” said Casting Society President Kim Williams. But the “A” remains, if not the “America.” “The acronym CSA will stay the same, as it is a trusted and well-known moniker used by casting directors across the entertainment spectrum,” said Williams.
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BBC America will co-produce “Mood,” the first drama series from actor, writer, and singer-songwriter Nicôle Lecky. Produced by Bonafide Films for BBC Three, “Mood” follows a 25-year-old wannabe singer.
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“The New Look,” a drama about fashion icons Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, sewed up a series order from Apple TV+. Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”) stars as Dior, while Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient”) will play Chanel.
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SundanceTV is expanding its “True Crime Story” franchise, producing new episodes of “It Couldn’t Happen Here,” hosted by author Hilarie Burton Morgan (“One Tree Hill”) and “Indefensible,” hosted by Jena Friedman (“The Daily Show”) to premiere on SundanceTV and AMC+ in 2022. “True Crime Story’s” initial episodes were AMC+’s biggest true crime series of 2021 in both viewership and new subscriber sign-ups.
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AMC Networks announced the renewal of six original series across its streaming services. AMC+ Irish crime drama “Kin” is getting a second season; Acorn TV’s “Bloodland”s and “My Life is Murder” are renewed for seasons 2 and 3, respectively, along with “London Kills” for seasons 3 and 4. Shudder has ordered a fourth season for Greg Nicotero’s “Creepshow” and a new installment in the “Slasher” franchise, titled “Slasher: Ripper” and starring Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”).
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44 Blue Productions and Kevin Costner have partnered to develop a new natural history docuseries, “Onward.” The series will showcase the traditions and rituals of Indigenous communities around the world. Smriti Mundhra (“Indian Matchmaking”) will serve as showrunner on the series, and Costner will executive produce.
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Stand-up comic and “SNL” writer Julio Torres has inked a first-look deal with HBO. Half-hour series “Little Films” (wt), following Torres as he searches for a golden oyster, will be produced by Emma Stone and her husband, Dave McCary, who met met on a 2016 “SNL” sketch written by Torres. Also in development is Torres’ “Lucky,” about a trans non-binary, dog-obsessed misfit.
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Fox gave a script-to-series commitment to a police drama based David Ayer’s 2012 film “End of Watch.” The project, co-written and exec produced by Ayer and David Matthews (“Them”), is being developed under Fox Entertainment’s script-to-series strategy.
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Nickelodeon has ordered golf special “Nickelodeon Slime Cup.” The hour-long special, including top-ranked golfers, will feature a “Nick-ified” golf course, culminating with a final hole taking place inside the Rose Bowl stadium. Production will begin this month, with a premiere slated for this summer on Nickelodeon.
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Casting notes: Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”) has boarded that cast of ABC drama “Big Sky” in a recurring role…Also set for recurring roles are David Alan Grier (“A Soldier’s Play”), in FX limited series “The Patient,” and Andrew Rannells (“Black Monday”), in Hulu’s “Immigrant” (wt)…Rupert Graves (“Sherlock”) landed a series regular role in Hulu’s “Washington Black,” while Shaunette Renee Wilson (“The Resident”) will recur…Theo James (“Divergent”), Meghann Fahy (“The Bold Type”) and Will Sharpe (“Flowers”) will star as series regulars in season two of HBO’s “The White Lotus.”
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The sixth and final season of AMC’s “Better Call Saul” kicks off Sunday, April 18 with the first two of seven episodes. The last batch of six episodes launch Monday, July 11.
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Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home” is back for season five on Friday, March 11 at 8p. The “That’s So Raven” spinoff stars and is exec produced by Raven-Symone.
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Upcoming new series premieres on Acorn TV include “The Chelsea Detective” (Monday, March 7), “Harry Wild” (Monday, April 4) and “Hidden Assets” (Monday, April 18). Limited series “61st Street” premieres Sunday, April 10 on fellow AMC streamers AMC+ and ALLBLK.
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Anthology series “Snap” will soon be added to ALLBLK’s programming lineup. Co-created by singer Eric Benet and writer and director Devin Hampton, the series will follow a perfectly imperfect God named “A.O.” who serves as the “moral compass” for the protagonist of each episode.
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“Big Nate” launches Thursday, February 17 on Paramount+. The animated series follows a precocious 11-year-old boy and his best friends.
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The fourth and final season of BBC America drama “Killing Eve” drops Sunday, February 27 on AMC+; subsequent episodes will be available one week early on AMC+ until the series finale is simulcast on April 10.
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Season two of “Pasion de Gavilanes” launches Monday, February 14 at 10p. Reprising roles from the original series are Mario Cimarro, Danna García, Juan Alfonso Baptista, Natasha Klauss, Paola Rey, Zharick León, and Kristina Lilley.
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Ricky Anderson, Head of A&R at G.O.O.D. Music, announced the launch of the new animated musical video series “The Tunies.” Produced by Neko Productions, the family series is now available on YouTube.
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IFC’s “Documentary Now!” returns with six new episodes in 2022. First up: “Two Hairdressers in Bagglyport,” a fly-on-the-wall portrait of a hair salon owner and her staff.
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Sundance Now has acquired two dramas from ITV Studios: five-part thriller “The Suspect,” and court drama “Showtrial.” Both series will premiere exclusively on Sundance Now and AMC+ in the USA later this year. Sundance Now will also be the exclusive home for “The Suspect” in Canada.
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“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”will make its broadcast television premiere on ABC on Sunday, February 20 at 8pThe documentary covers the overlooked 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.
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Judd Apatow will host the 74th Annual DGA Awards, taking place March 12 at the Beverly Hilton. It’s Apatow’s third time at bat. “I am so excited to host again as part of my ongoing campaign for the Lifetime Achievement Award,” he joked.
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TCM’s 28th annual 31 Days of Oscar kicks off on Tuesday, March 1 at 6a with “The Westerners” (1940). This year, for the first time, TCM will be celebrating The Winners, with each film having won an Oscar.
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Cheddar News is prepping for the Super Bowl with a special hour-long episode of “Cheddar Bets” today, February 11 at 4p. The special focuses on the lines, the bets and the business of football, sponsored by BetMGM.
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Issa Rae (“Insecure”) will receive the 2022 Visionary Award at the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, March 19. The award honors producers who share inspiring, uplifting stories that add unique value to society and culture.
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Starz’ “Power Book IV: Force” debuted as the most-watched premiere in Starz history with 3.3 million multiplatform views in the US on Sunday, based on early reporting with other platforms still to report. Starz broke app viewership records on Sunday, with the “Power Book IV: Force” premiere and the season two finale of “Power Book II: Ghost” delivering the most-watched day on the Starz app in the network’s history. Internationally, it was also the most-watched day on the Starzplay app ever in Germany, France and the UK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Marry Me – Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, Sarah Silverman, Chloe Coleman, Michelle Buteau, John Bradley, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jimmy Fallon. Brady Noon
Death On The Nile – Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Tom Bateman, Letitia Wright, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Michael Rouse, Alla Safi, Orlando Seale, Charlie Anson
Blacklight – Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Taylor John Smith, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Claire Van Der Boom, Yael Stone, Andrew Shaw, Zac Lemons

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $42 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $172 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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