FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 12/19/22)
NBC: The Wheel (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Trolley (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Holiday Baking Championship (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown (Finale) at 10pm
TV ONE: Sins of the City (Finale) at 10pm

NBC isn’t ready quite yet to give the 10p hour back to affiliate stations.The possibility had been under discussion as a cost-cutting move amid declining linear ratings, but NBCU has reportedly decided to hang on to the network’s final primetime hour, at least for the 2023-24 season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ has canceled “Shantaram” after one season. The drama follows a man who escaped a maximum-security prison in Australia and winds up fighting Russian troops in Afghanistan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also one-and-done is Netflix comedy “Blockbuster,” a workplace comedy that premiered November 3. Randall Park starred as the owner of the last Blockbuster Video store in America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

While a date hasn’t yet been announced for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, the Television Academy shared that the eligibility period has been set for June 1-2022-May 31 2023, with submissions opening February 21 and an entry deadline of May 9. Nominations will be announced July 12; the show will air on Fox in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

December 17 was Cecily Strong’s last appearance as a series regular on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Strong joined the show in fall 2012. “Tonight we send off one of the best to ever do it. We’ll miss you, Cecily!”, said a post on SNL’s Instagram account ahead of Saturday’s show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sharon Osbourne was filming an episode of “Night of Terror” with her son, paranormal investigator Jack Osbourne, when she suffered a medical emergency and was transported to the hospital. The two were filming at the famously haunted Glen Tavern Inn in California. Sharon has since been given the “all clear,” reports Jack, and is now home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock handed a straight-to-series order to an untitled horror thriller inspired by the novel Stinger, following a disparate group of people on a ranch who must come together in the face of a mysterious threat. Atomic Monster’s James Wan (“The Conjuring Universe”), Michael Clear (“Swamp Thing”) and Rob Hackett (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”) will executive produce alongside director/executive producer E.L. Katz (“The Haunting of Bly Manor”), writer/executive producer Ian McCulloch (“Yellowstone”) and executive producer/author Robert McCammon. Danielle Bozzone will oversee for Atomic Monster.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET inked a first look deal in non-scripted and second look deal in scripted with Mary J. Blige’s production company, Blue ButterflyThe first unscripted project being developed is “The Wine Down,” a talk show hosted by Blige. “BET has been one of my biggest supporters throughout my career,” said Blige. “Being able to now create together, for them to be so supportive of my vision for the type of content I will create, is something I am grateful and excited for. We already have multiple projects in the works and there is much more to come.” In addition to the partnership with BET, Blue Butterfly has a first look scripted television deal with Lionsgate Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert De Niro is set to star in and executive produce a crime drama series in development at Entertainment One. “Mr. Natural” follows man released from prison after 30 years, eager to return to his family and a life of crime in Palm Springs. De Niro and Mitch Glazer (“Magic City”) executive produce alongside Art and John Linson “Yellowstone”). Last month, De Niro was cast in a Netflix project, limited series “Zero Day.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brooks Darnell, who has starred in a number of Hallmark movies (“Advice to Love By” and “A Winter Getaway” among them), has signed an overall deal with Hallmark Media. Darnell’s next film, “Holiday Heritage,” is Hallmark’s first to celebrate Kwanzaa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision melodrama “Cabo” launches Monday, January 9 at 10p. The series tells the story of a man who returns home wounded and amnesiac, to find his wife being conned by his brother to steal the family fortune.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of “Godfather of Harlem” premieres January 15 on MGM+. The series tells a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) who in the early 1960s returned from 11 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last week’s two World Cup semi-final matches were the most-watched Men’s World Cup semi-finals on English-language television. On Tuesday, the Argentina/Croatia match drew 6.46 million total viewers across the Fox broadcast and digital platforms. The match aired at 2p and viewership peaked from 2:30 to 2:45p with 8.2 million. 2018’s Day 1 semi-final telecast of the France vs. Belgium match averaged 4.5 million total viewers. A day later, France’s win against Morocco on Wednesday, which aired at 2p, delivered 6.59 million total viewers across linear and digital, peaking with 8.6 million viewers from 3:30 to 3:45p. That’s up 17% from the equivalent 2018 telecast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic® festivities kick off at Boston City Hall Plaza with the NHL Winter Classic Plaza™, a free two-day, non-ticketed fan festival open to the public. On December 30 and 31, the NHL and its corporate partners will treat hockey fans to experiences including autograph sessions, hockey interactives, giveaways, food, and a special appearance by the Stanley Cup.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thursday’s holiday-themed episode of “Ghosts” hit a series high 7 million viewers, up 7% from the CBS comedy’s season 2 average in Live+SD Nielsen data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC will finish 2022 as cable’s highest-rated network without sports in primetime with women 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34, reports the network. TLC will also hold its #1 position as the top primetime cable network without news or sports across key demographics Persons and Women 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34. “TLC has a magic formula that our viewers crave and come back to again and again,” said Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Original Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s “Holiday Wars” reached more than 6.8 million P2+viewers with Sunday night’s finale delivering .8 P18+ / 1.1 W18+ Live+3 ratings, up 19% and 17%, respectively, versus the prior six weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Avatar: The Way of Water – $134 million
Violent Night – $5.6 million
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – $5.4 million
Strange World – $2.2 million
The Menu – $1.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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