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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/2/22)
APPLE TV+: Slow Horses (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Hot Skull (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Firefly Lane (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Riches (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Three Pines (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 12/3/22)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Keke Palmer, Musical Guest: SZA at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 12/4/22)
HGTV: Home Town (Premiere) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: George & Tammy (Premiere) at 9pm

Part of cutbacks taking place at CNN included big changes at sister network HLN. HLN will no longer include live programming; its “Morning Express with Robin Meade” will be replaced by a simulcast of “CNN This Morning.” HLN crime programming will merge with ID under the Warner Bros. Discovery networks led by Kathleen Finch. CNN Worldwide Chairman and CEO Chris Licht sent a memo to staffers amid layoffs that impacted about 200 jobs. “At the highest level, the goal is to direct our resources to best serve and grow audiences for our core news programming and products,” wrote Licht. “To achieve these goals, we will be reducing open job positions, reimagining our workflows and aligning our staffing, investments and focus around three key strategic priorities: programming, newsgathering and digital. All decisions are designed to strengthen the core of our business.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Evening News” and E.W. Scripps’ Newsy network are the news nets with the highest “nutrition” – or healthiest environment for advertisers – ratings, according to ratings service NewsGuard. Both scored 10s. Fox’s “Media Buzz” and CNN’s “Inside Politics” earned 9s.
(Source: Cynopsis)

When it comes to holiday content, Hallmark is the most popular linear destination, and Netflix is tops among streamers, according to a survey from WhipMedia. Lifetime ranks second in linear, and Disney+ and Hulu ranked second and third for streaming programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Debmar-Mercury will offer Game Show Network’s “People Puzzler,”hosted by Leah Remini (“King of Queens”), to broadcast stations for fall 2023. The back-to-back Monday-Friday strip will be sold on an all-barter basis, with the syndicator splitting the national advertising time with stations. The show returned for a third season in August, and has been one of GSN’s top-rated original game shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 FOX Entertainment’s animation studio Bento Box Entertainment and Dublin-based animation studio Boulder Media have entered a multi-year production services agreement. The deal will be spearheaded by Bento Box’s Head of Production, Dana Cameron, who said, “Ireland boasts some of the strongest animation talent in the world. It’s a deep well of creatives we were fortunate to tap into on ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie,’ and since then we’ve been looking for ways to re-apply Dublin’s creative community to our growing slate of programming.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Studios and Damon Wayans Jr. are teaming to develop a new version of African drama “MTV Shuga” for Paramount+. Wayans Jr. and Kameron Tarlow are co-producing through their Two Shakes Entertainment, with Paramount Global and MTV Staying Alive Foundation’s Georgia Arnold, Sara Piot and Richard Warburton serving alongside them as executive producers for “Shuga: Baltimore.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX has ordered a pilot for animated series “The Trenches” from Drew Goddard, who is under an overall deal with ABC Signature. The comedy focuses on a family of monster hunters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Array Releasing and JetBlue have partnered to offer an in-flight pop-up channel offering independent features from artists of color and women directors. The videos are introduced by Array’s Ava DuVernay. “Over the years, I’ve experienced transformative moments by watching films while flying. Something about the intimacy of being in the air as stories unfold has always appealed to me,” shared DuVernay. “Our hope is that JetBlue travelers will sit back and enjoy the magic of these films, exploring new visions and new voices while in the majesty of mid-air.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A series based on YA suspense thriller We Were Lies is in development at Amazon Prime Video. The project comes from Julie Plec and her My So-Called Company and Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Studiocanal announced development of action drama “Agoodjie.”Commissioned by Canal+ International, the show is based on the true story of a female army in 19th century Africa. The series is created by Didier Lacoste (“Guyane”) and Joy Fleury (“Tristesse et beauté”), along with Nigerian screenwriters Ukamaka Olisakwe, Jude Idada and Adachioma Ezeano. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Riley Keough (“The Terminal List”) will EP and star in Hulu limited series “Under the Bridge,” based on the book by Rebecca Godfrey. Keogh will produce the ABC Signature series via her production company, Felix Cupla.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 Season two of Netflix’s “Ginny & Georgia” drops January 5. This go-round, Ginny will have to figure out how to live with the fact that her mother is a murderer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Mandelorian” returns to Disney+ for season three on March 1. The last episode of season two premiered in December 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel,” a newly-greenlit at discovery+ series, follows the “New Girl” star and mom as she sets out to solve the everyday food dilemmas people face while food shopping. The series is set to premiere in early 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coming-of-age story “The Most Beautiful Flower” launches Wednesday, December 7 on Netflix. The series is inspired by the life of Mexican comedian Michelle Rodriguez.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laurence Fishburne will present LeVar Burton with Lifetime Achievement honors at the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, December 11 in LA. Children’s & Family Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer hosts the ceremony. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Circle Networks “Holly Dolly Christmas” marathon begins Saturday, December 3 at 8p. The network will air specials around Dolly Parton’s “A Holly Dolly Christmas” and “A Smoky Mountain Christmas” as well as “Christmas at Home.” The three films will repeat throughout the month, including an all-day marathon on Christmas Day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max doc “Call Me Miss Cleo” premieres Thursday, December 15. The film chronicles the rise, fall and reinvention of ‘90s TV psychic Miss Cleo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Violent Night – David Harbour, Beverly D’Angelo, John Leguizamo,  Cam Gigandet, Edi Patterson, Brendan Fletcher, Alex Hassell, Mike Dopud, Mitra Suri, Alexis Louder
Spoiler Alert (Limited Release) – Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, Sally Field, Nikki M. James, Josh Pais, Allegra Heart, Jeffrey Self, Braxton Fannin, Bill Irwin
Emancipation (Limited Release) – Will Smith, Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Our, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Aaron Moten, Michael Luwoye, Mustafa Shakir

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $333 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 $81 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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