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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/12/22)
ID: Murder in the Wicked West (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Baking It (Premiere)
TLC: David & Annie: After the 90 Days (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ABC: The Great Christmas Light Fight (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: The Cleaning Lady (Finale) at 8pm

ABC has yanked Christmas special “A Very Backstreet Holiday” amid an allegation that Nick Carter raped a 17-year-old while on tour with the band in 2001. The special, featuring Carter, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough, had been slated to air December 14. Carter has denied the allegation, which his attorney described as a “press stunt.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lizzo is filling in for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as musical guest on the December 17 episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” It will be Lizzo’s third turn as musical guest, including a stint as both host and musical guest in April. YYY had to bow out as guitarist Nick Zinner deals with a rocky bout of pneumonia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freshman comedy “Gordita Chronicles,” canceled after one season in July, is being removed from HBO Max. “Binge it one last time before our sweet little show is gone,” tweeted showrunner Brigitte Munoz-Liebowitz.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has canceled British fantasy drama “Half Bad: The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself.” “’Half Bad’ is a show we are incredibly proud of, which gained stellar reviews, along with a fiercely loyal global fanbase,” tweeted UK producer Imaginarium. “While we are disappointed not to continue the story, we have loved working with such a talented cast and crew on bringing our beloved show to life.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr is leaving the news net. “With the expiration of my contract in the coming days I have made the decision to move on,” said Starr in a memo to staff. Starr joined CNN in 2001.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kamaria Johnson, a now-18-year-old girl from Kentucky, missing since May 2021 and whose story was featured on the premiere episode of Reelz docuseries “On Patrol: Live” in July, has been successfully reunited with her mother. The teen was found in Memphis, TN. Kylee Chandler, a 13-year-old who went missing from Lexington County, SC, in September, was also reunited with her loved ones; her “Missing” segment aired in November. Each week, the series, produced by Half Moon Pictures, features “Missing” segments that air in conjunction with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Black and Missing Foundation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At the first-ever Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Netflix came out on top with 13 wins. Disney+ nabbed 10 and Apple TV+ took home two. “Launching in 2022, tonight’s ceremony marks the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition since 1979, and establishes a dedicated ceremony separate from the Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been home to children’s and family programming categories,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS. “Children’s & Family content represents the fastest-growing genre that NATAS awards, and this weekend’s ceremonies herald an exciting milestone.” For a complete list of winners, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roku has pulled the plug on jungle reality series “Survival From Above,” set in rainforest treetops. Producer Caravan Media is in advanced talks to take the show – already in pre-production – elsewhere, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO limited series “White Houser Plumbers,” starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, will make its debut in March 2023. The five-parter tells the story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), accidentally toppled the presidency they were trying to protect.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix drama “Shadow and Bone” will be back for season two on March 16. “The most wonderful thing about Season Two is that we get to advance the story of these characters that we’d left in precarious positions at the end of Season One,” said writer, EP and co-showrunner Eric Heisserer. “There’s a lot of potential for them this season.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AspireTV is premiering limited series “6 Minutes to Glory: The HBCU Band Experience” on Saturday, January 14 at 8p. Two episodes will debut each week for three weeks. Focused on one HBCU band per episode, the series will look at the band through the eyes of the students.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Drew Barrymore sits down for an interview with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Monday, December 19. It will the Bidens’ first joint interview on daytime TV as President and First Lady.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse and its Fuse+ streaming service will host the US television premiere of the feature film “Coast” on Tuesday, January 10. The movie follows a restless music lover who falls for the lead singer of a touring rock band.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Flagmakers,” following locals, immigrants and refugees at the country’s largest American flag distributor, premieres December 21 on Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Women United Foundation and theGrio will cover the US-Africa Summit today, December 12 via theGrio platforms. D.C. Bureau Chief April Ryan and White House Correspondent Gerren Keith Gaynor will provide special reports from the event. In January 2023, theGrio will provide additional coverage as part of their Africa Amplified programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The price of Disney+’s ad-free tier jumped $3/month last week, to $10.99. But the company’s new Disney+ Basic package, which includes Hulu (and ads), is $7.99. A tier that also includes ESPN+ costs $12.99.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Soccer journalist Grant Wahl suddenly collapsed and died on December 9 while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. He was 48. “The entire U.S. Soccer family is heartbroken to learn that we have lost Grant Wahl,” posted the organization. “Fans of soccer and journalism of the highest quality knew we could always count on Grant to deliver insightful and entertaining stories about our game, and its major protagonists: teams, players, coaches and the many personalities that make soccer unlike any sport.” Wahl was also a human rights advocate who criticized Qatari officials for migrant deaths, and was briefly detained for wearing a rainbow shirt to protest the country’s policies against the LGBT community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN and the American Kennel Club have inked a new, expanded five-year agreement, renewing ESPN’s media rights for televising AKC-recognized dog sports events. ESPN will distribute a minimum of nine AKC events per year, beginning with the AKC Agility National Championship in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first episode of Netflix’s “Harry & Meghan” recorded 2.4 million views on smart TV devices in the UK on premiere day, making it Netflix’s most-watched show of the year in the UK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Director Terrence O’Hara died December 5 after battling cancer. He was 76. O’Hara was best known for his work on the “NCIS” franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – $11.1 million
Violent Night – $8.7 million
Strange World – $3.6 million
The Menu – $2.7 million
Devotion – $2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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