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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 2/15/22)
DISCOVERY+: Luda Can’t Cook (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Discovering David Dobrik (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Ridley Jones (Premiere)
SCREAMBOX: Freddy’s Nightmares (Premiere)
ABC: Queens (Finale) at 10pm

Following its lowest-rated show ever, the 2022 Oscars will have trio of emcees: Wanda Sykes (“The Wanda Sykes Show”), Amy Schumer (“I Feel Pretty”) and Regina Hall (“The White Lotus”). The past three years, the show has gone host-less; Kevin Hart had the job in 2019, until old homophobic quotes prompted his exit. The Oscars, produced by Will Packer, airs Sunday, March 27 on ABC.
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In more Oscars news, a fan-voted category has been added. Twitter users can vote for their favorite film; the winner will be revealed on the Academy Awards broadcast. Voting runs through March 3, and three Twitter voters will win a trip to LA to present an Oscar award at next year’s show.
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“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will host the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 30. “Trevor is an incredible talent who keeps us laughing — and thinking — four nights a week,” said Steve Portnoy, President of the WHCA. Noah is also hosting the Grammys ceremony, taking place April 3.
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Viewership of Super Bowl ads on YouTube during game day rose over 35% in the living room from last year, according to YouTube, and the top national trending moment during the game was “50 cent super bowl,” with an increase of +26,000%. (50 Cent was the surprise guest during the halftime show.) The top ads by Gameday Views were Amazon’s Mind Reader; Zach Braff and Donald Faison’s duet for T-Mobile; and Hyundai’s History of Evolution ad, which did not run within the Super Bowl broadcast, but racked up views during the game on digital.
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There were 6.4 million Tweets mentioning the Super Bowl this year, the most since 2018, where there were 6.5 million mentioning the match-up on game day. That data comes from ListenFirst, which also reported Pepsi was mentioned in 410,100 Tweets on February 13, with 314,705 Tweets using the hashtag #Pepsihalftime specifically.
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Men paid more attention to Super Bowl commercials this year than women, according to TVision. Men scored a 126.7 index for “commercial attention,” versus a 120.3 index for women. Viewers age 55+ paid the most attention to ad spots (131.4), while those under age 18 scored 97.4.
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Robert Costa joined “CBS Mornings” on Monday. It was his first CBS News appearance since being named CBS News Chief Election and Campaign Correspondent. The former Washington Post political reporter later appeared on “CBS Evening News.”
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“Wendy Williams wants you to know she is fine; she is of sound mind and disappointed about falsely circulated statements from an industry she has devoted her life to,” read a statement from Wendy Williams’ lawyer, after Wells Fargo froze the talk show host’s bank accounts. Wells Fargo had asked for a hearing to legally determine if Williams needs a temporary guardianship. Williams, who has been on hiatus from “The Wendy Williams Show” since the summer reportedly because of her Graves’ disease and thyroid conditions, pins the blame for the situation on a former assistant.
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Jenna Bush Hager inked a first-look deal with Universal Studio Group. The “Today” co-host will develop and produce projects with Universal Content Productions, Universal Television, Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal International Studios for multiple platforms. “As an author and avid bibliophile, Jenna is uniquely tapped into the stories that resonate most with people and influence our culture,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman, Universal Studio Group. “Her literary passion is infectious and we are excited to begin this new partnership.”
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Also scoring a first-look deal is Garcelle Beauvais (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”). Garcelle Beauvais Productions signed a development deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming for projects across platforms. “My production company team and I feel we have not only found a wonderful place to originate new ideas and collaborate on meaningful content, but also to expand into many wonderful horizons,” said Beauvais.
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HBO has renewed “The Gilded Age” for season two. The premiere of the period drama from Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”) was HBO’s best Monday night since the arrival of “Chernobyl.”
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truTV has ordered “101 Places to Party Before You Die.” The travel/comedy series, based on the bestseller 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die, is in production and slated to premiere this summer.
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Competition series “The Cube” has been renewed for season two by TBS. NBA champ Dwayne Wade returns as host and executive producer.
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Molly Smith Metzler (“Maid”) has struck an overall deal with Netflix to write and produce new series and projects. “I’m honored to have worked closely with Molly over the years. As evidenced by her tremendous work on ‘Maid,’ she is a creative force and a gifted storyteller who knows how to be both profound and entertaining,” said Jinny Howe, Vice President, Drama Series Development, Netflix.
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ABC ordered a pilot for a drama about a group of five therapists, from writer/director Kay Oyegun (“This Is Us”). The project comes from 20th Television, and is written and exec produced by Oyegun.
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Another pilot order from ABC is for “Not Dead Yet,” based ot the novel Confessions of a Forty-Something F—k Up. The comedy comes from partners Casey Johson and avid Windsor, with McG executive producing.
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Coming back for season eight is Cartoon Network’s “Teen Titans Go!”,with new characters from the DC Universe including Beard Hunter, King Shark and more.
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Casting notes: Nathan Lane will be back for several episodes in season two of Netflix’s “Only Murders in the Building.”…Singer/actress JoJo (“Lethal Weapon”) has joined the cast of CW’s “All American.”…Owen Wilson will reprise his role in season two of Disney+ series “Loki.”…Morocco Omari (“Empire”), Dominic Devore (“Playstation Girl”) and Jordan M. Cox (“The Outsider”) have been bumped from recurring to series regulars on Starz’ “P-Valley.”
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TBS’ “The Chad” is back for season two Monday, April 11 at 10p. In the comedy’s sophomore run, Chad deals with a scandal that quickly ends his presidency, has a surprising new love interest, and gets a visit from his Iranian grandmother.
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The premiere of INSP’s “Into the Wild Frontier” airs Thursday, February 17 at 8p. The historical docudrama features stories from pioneers like Daniel Boone, Jim Bridger and John Colter.
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NBC dating series “The Courtship” debuts Sunday, March 6 at 8p. The setting is a 19th century castle, where 16 suitors vie for a woman’s heart.
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Horror series “Freddy’s Nightmares” makes its streaming premiere today, February 15 on Screambox. The 1988-90 anthology series picks up where the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” films left off.
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As the temperatures rise, so does the drama on new discovery+ reality show “Serving the Hamptons,” premiering Thursday, April 7. The five hour-long episodes are set in buzzy Southampton destination 75 Main.
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HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn” launches Tuesday, March 15 at 9p. The four-parter follows design experts Dave and Jenny Marrs as they transform a historic home into a vacation rental.
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Technology, most clearly around QR codes, has changed what Super Bowl ads are being used for, according to data from ListenFirst. Coinbase didn’t mention their name in their Super Bowl ad, they just shared a QR code bouncing across the screen, which redirected to a signup page offering $15 worth of free Bitcoin to new customers. And there were 134,826 Tweets mentioning Coinbase on Super Bowl Sunday, the third most for any Super Bowl advertiser on the day. (10,702 Tweets on February 13 mentioned Coinbase’s servers being down, due to overwhelming traffic.)
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A new, supersized special episode of “Impractical Jokers” will be simulcast across TBS, TNT and truTV on Saturday, April 2, after the NCAA Men’s Final Four. Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray and Sal Vulcano will be joined by guest Eric André (“The Eric André Show”). It’s the first episode since the surprise exit of Joe Gatto from the comedy troupe, and the first to be simulcast across all three networks.
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“Beyond Ed Buck” premieres on ALLBLK on Thursday, February 24. The film examines the deaths of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, two Black men killed by political donor Ed Buck.
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Japanese drama “Drive My Car” premieres Wednesday, March 2 on HBO Max. The film follows a renowned stage actor/director who connects with the young woman assigned as his chauffeur.
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Sunday’s Super Bowl and its halftime show both saw significant increases in viewership compared to last year’s game. According to Samba TV, 36 million US households – more than 1 in 4 US homes – watched this year’s game across linear and streaming platforms, up 12% in household viewership from last year. The halftime show drew 29 million households, up 19% year-over-year.
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“Tough Love With Hilary Farr” garnered a .53 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .73 Live+3 rating among W25-54 in the Monday time slot during its debut season. The series, which attracted more than 16.1 million viewers since its December 20 premiere, showed double digit ratings gains of 19 percent and 37 percent respectively over the prior six weeks.
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Journalist and television executive John Corporon has died at age 92. Corporon founded WNEW’s 10 o’clock news, and served as President of the AP Broadcast Board and the Overseas Press Club.
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