FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/5/22)
NBC: That’s My Jam (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: His Dark Materials (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Back in the Groove (Premiere)
ID: The Tetris Murders (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Barmageddon (Premiere) at 9pm

NBC ordered nine more episodes of freshman comedy “Lopez vs Lopez,” for a full-season total of 22. The series stars George Lopez and his daughter Mayan Lopez as an old-school Latino and his Gen Z daughter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ has renewed “Surface” for a second season. The psychological thriller stars and is exec produced by Gugu Mbatha-Raw. “This is really a brand new chapter set in a whole new world,” said creator Veronica West. “It’s been such a pleasure working with Gugu, Apple and the team at Hello Sunshine and a real privilege to continue the journey!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Prime Video has replaced Netflix as #1 in Parks Associates’ annual ranking of the top ten US subscription OTT video services. Number three is Hulu, followed by Disney+, HBO Max, ESPN+, Paramount+, Apple TV+, Peacock and Starz. The list reflects total subscribers through September 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Corporation and DirecTV averted a blackout by extending the Friday deadline and striking a multi-year renewal of FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Plus, and retransmission consent the local Fox Television Stations. Fox started notifying viewers last Sunday of the impending deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two will be the last for “Los Espookys” on HBO. “We are thrilled we could deliver the unique and hilarious second season of ‘Los Espookys’ to viewers finally, more than three years after the series premiere, due to pandemic delays,” said HBO. “We are not currently planning on a third season, but we would welcome the opportunity to work with this cast and crew in the future.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also canceled after one season is AMC+ sci-fi series “Moonhaven,”despite having been renewed for a sophomore run in July. The reversal comes as AMC Networks undergoes “strategic programming assessments” amid major cost-cutting measures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lara Trump’s role as a paid contributor for Fox News has ended, as her father-in-law, Donald Trump, launches his third presidential campaign. The wife of Eric Trump joined FNC in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has ordered a pilot for “Judgement,” a legal drama from Joey Falco (“Charmed”). The series focuses on a woman being vetted for a Supreme Court seat whose secrets risk her nomination and her marriage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Husband and wife George Stephanopoulos (“Good Morning America”) and Ali Wentworth (“Nightcap”) have launched BedBy8, focused on TV projects, limited series and docs. Already in development at 20th Television are “Let’s Not Do That Again,” based on the book by Grant Ginder, for Hulu, and dark comedy “Intelligence,” an adaptation of the book by Susan Hasler.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AYR Media (“Queen of the Con”) and producer Alex Baskin (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) are producing a new podcast and developing a non-fiction television series tracking the decades of deceit of con man David Bloom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars”) will star in and exec produce “The Christie Affair,” a murder mystery for Miramax TV based on the bestseller by Nina de Gramont.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robot competition “BattleBots” returns Thursday, January 5 at 8p on Discovery Channel. This year’s field features fan-favorites including Witch Doctor, SawBlaze, Hydra, Hypershock, Minotaur, past champion and current Golden Bolt winner, End Game, and reigning World Champion Tantrum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyler Perry guests on “Masters of the Game” on Friday, December 23 at 8p on theGrio’s cable channel. The media titan talks about his new film, “A Jazzman’s Blues,” as well as what his Atlanta-based studio means to him.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel special “Master of Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly,” chronicling the life of the artist, will premiere on Sunday, December 11 at 9p as part of the network’s 25 Days of Getaways holiday programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Across 13 days and 48 Group Stage matches, Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA World Cup has averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 2.07 million viewers across Telemundo, Universo, Peacock and Telemundo streaming platforms, up 5% vs. the 2018 tournament.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martial arts organization ONE Championship and online gaming company FanDuel have inked a new deal that will bring ONE Championship’s martial arts events to the newly launched FanDuel TV network. The partnership, featuring weekly Asia primetime events, officially kicks off on Friday, January 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MSG Networks is airing a sports-betting focused simulcast of the Rangers game against St. Louis tonight, December 5 at 7p, alongside the traditional Rangers telecast on MSG. The alternate Rangers telecast will feature Rangers reporter Michelle Gingras, former Rangers and Devils center and two-time Stanley Cup Champion Scott Gomez and sports betting hosts Alex Monaco and Sean Little.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During November, Food Network was a top 5 non-news/sports cable network among W25-54 in Prime (#4) and for Total Day (#2); while also being ranked as the #1 non-news/sports network during Monday Prime among P/W 25-54 and P/W 18+
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery was the #2 cable network on Friday nights in November among P/M25-54 (behind ESPN) and had the top 2 cable series of the night among P/M25-54 with “Gold Rush” and “Gold Rush: White Water” (excl. news/sports).
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC posted its highest monthly Sunday Prime P/W25-54 ratings & P2+ delivery in nearly 12 months, thanks to November’s #1 unscripted cable series “Sister Wives.” Last week, the show posted its 4th consecutive week of growth to season highs of a 1.56 P25-54, a 2.34 W25-54, a 1.70 W18-49, and 2.7M P2+ viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $89 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – $17.6 million
Violent Night – $13.3 million
Strange World – $4.9 million
The Menu – $3.6 million
Devotion – $2.8 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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