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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 12/21/22)
AMAZON: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Premiere)
HULU: Big Bet (Premiere)
ID: Mean Girl Murders (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Emily in Paris (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Interest of Love (Premiere)
NETFLIX: I Am a Killer (Premiere)
FOX: LEGO Masters (Finale) at 8pm

“Yellowstone” prequel “1923” premiere scored 7.4 million total viewersacross linear broadcasts and streaming, ranking as Paramount+’s most-watched premiere, as well as the top cable series premiere of the year. “Yellowstone” is the gift that keeps on giving – the 2018 series debut delivered 2.8 million people, while the season five premiere saw 10.3 million viewers. Said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios, “Taylor Sheridan continues to tap a cultural nerve that has proven irresistible to viewers across the country and around the world, with this newest installment showing no signs of slowing down – proving yet again the power of our franchise strategy to fuel the future of Paramount+.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

An Emmys shake-up: The Television Academy is replacing the Variety Talk and Variety Sketch Series categories with Talk Series and Scripted Variety Series. Shows like HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” now fall into Scripted Variety Series, pitting them against the likes of “Saturday Night Live.” In addition, the Single Camera and Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series categories have been combined into Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, and there is now one category for Cinematography for a Series (previously divided by camera count). The Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program is now Outstanding Reality Competition Program, and competition shows with children as contestants will fall under the Children’s & Family Emmy Awards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Global has canceled its reservation at Carnegie Hall for Upfront season. In a statement, Paramount President of US Ad Sales John Halley said instead of a flashy theater event, the company will host “a series of high-impact, intimate gatherings in April for each of our major agency partners and their clients.” While Paramount will likely not be the only media company to adjust its plans, NBCUniversal is still holding its annual presentation on May 15 at Radio City Music Hall, as well as a separate event for Telemundo on the same day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Over 250 late-night writers pledged to support the WGA Diversity Initiative to increase DEI in comedy-variety writers’ rooms. The pledge addresses biases and aims to create mechanisms to support the process for BIPOC writers to succeed, stating, “We must create an industry in which diversity is not an aspirational goal but is a fundamental trait.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

 Cinedigm acquired the rights to “RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop.”The four-part series behind the “RoboCop” franchise is a fan-funded project that will launch on the streaming company’s horror streaming service Screambox, debuting on digital platforms in early 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wilmer Valderrama and Eric I. Lu are developing an adaptation of “Riding the Lightning: A Year in the Life of a New York City Paramedic” with CBS. Writer and FDNY EMS lieutenant paramedic Anthony Almojera will serve as a consultant on the drama series based on his memoir.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches” will debut across all five of AMC Networks’ linear networks – AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV and WEtv, along with AMC+ – on Sunday, January 8 at 9p. Companion special “All of them Witches” airs tonight on AMC+ and on Monday, January 2 at 10p on AMC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sixth and final season of FX’s “Snowfall” will premiere with the first two episodes of the ten-part season on February 22 at 10p. Set in October 1986, the upcoming season will focus on an imminent civil war that threatens the Saint family. Damson Idris, Angela Lewis, Amin Joseph and Carter Hudson return as cast members to carry out the final storyline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“THE SHOW: California Love, Behind the Scenes of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show” will premiere on Friday at 9p. Starring Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent, the upcoming Showtime documentary sequel will offer a peek behind the curtain at one of the most-viewed musical performances of the year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 45th Kennedy Center Honors, which took place December 4, will air on CBS on December 28. The event celebrates Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, U2’s Bono and more.
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Antenna TV’s “New Year’s Day Fresh Start Marathon” will air the first episodes of classic shows. Starting at 5a on January 1, viewers can watch Jeannie first come out of the bottle, Jack meet the girls at Hacienda Palms, and George and Weezy have their first argument.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Real Time with Bill Maher” returns to HBO on January 20. The talk show will resume with an opening monologue, one-on-one interviews with guests, roundtable discussions and its “New Rules” segment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Argentina wasn’t the only World Cup winner – Fox and Telemundo scored record ratings. Approximately 16.8 million people watched Fox’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final between Argentina and France on Sunday, the most-watched men’s World Cup telecast in English-language TV history. Telemundo Deportes’ Spanish-language coverage averaged 9 million fans on Telemundo, Peacock and digital platforms, up 65% from the 2018 final. In contrast, the 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia was the lowest US audience for a World Cup final since 2002, bringing in about 12.51 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert A. Fishman will receive the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for television direction. With a half-century at the network under his belt, the CBS director of televised sporting events has directed three Olympic Winter Games, two World Series, 39 NCAA Final Fours, 27 US Open championships, 21 Daytona 500s and countless NFL and NBA playoffs. Said DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter, “Bob has been the quintessential storyteller in live sports, directing across the broadest possible spectrum.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Factory of Dreams: Benfica” will premiere tonight on FOX Soccer Plus. The new four-part soccer docuseries from NEO Studios will follow S.L. Benfica, the Lisbon, Portugal, soccer club during the 2021-22 season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Media and experiences company For Soccer Ventures reports record growth in 2022. Connecting brands, players, fans, families and platforms to the American soccer community, FSV has seen a 600% increase in revenue since the pandemic and has partnered with adidas, Pepsi, CBS Sports and Paramount+, Telemundo and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s ad-supported tier Basic with Ads has had a “modest” start, according to a study by Antenna. Last month, 9% of new Netflix subscribers opted for the tier, while a quarter of new sign-ups chose the Premium plan – the option without ads – followed by Standard and Basic. Antenna estimated that only 0.1% of current US subscribers switched from ad-free to Basic with Ads, excluding free tiers, pay TV providers, telco distribution and select bundles. Currently, the streaming platform has 73.4 million subscribers in North America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeff Bezos has backed off from tech development with the Washington Post. When he purchased the paper in 2013, Bezos declared his goal was to transform it into a media and technology leader in the digital age. However, earlier this month, the Post folded Zeus, its ad tech platform, as it looks to create a media bundle of cooking and games, similar to that of The New York Times.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nicholas Barasch and Karl Walcott will star in the seventh and final season of CW’s “Riverdale.” Barasch will play Julien Blossom, the red-headed bully, and Walcott will play Clay Walker, a champion for social justice. After surviving Bailey’s comet, the series will take place in 1955 – with the core four Archie Comics characters returning to high school, despite the reset.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joely Richardson has joined the Netflix adaptation of David Nicholls’ “One Day.” She joins Ambika Mod, Eleanor Tomlinson and “The White Lotus” breakout star Leo Woodall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In competition with the World Cup, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” was the only talk show to maintain its spot in the top six for daily views. The talker has finished first for the past 29 weeks, advancing 20% in the key demo and matching its season high in households to reach an average of about 2.4 million daily viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “Monday Night Football” of the Packers-Rams game touched down with 6.7 million total viewers. CBS won the second-largest audience for its rerun of “The Neighborhood,” tied with NBC’s “Shrek 2.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last week marked Fox News Channel’s 50th consecutive week as the number one cable network with total daily viewers. The network drew nearly 2 million viewers during primetime, with 1.3 million viewers for total day, securing 82 of the top 100 cable news telecasts last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sonya Eddy of “General Hospital” died on Monday at 55. Best known for her role as head nurse Epiphany Johnson on the ABC series, Eddy appeared in 543 episodes – her final one airing on November 23, 2020. Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer made the announcement of Eddy’s death on Instagram: “My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fans!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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