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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/5/23)
DISCOVERY: BattleBots (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: Swamp People (Premiere) at 8pm
HULU: Death in the Dorms (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Ginny & Georgia (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Copenhagen Cowboy (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Woman of the Dead (Premiere)
UP FAITH & FAMILY: Mystic (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Growing Up Hip Hop (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Kold x Windy (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Luxe for Less (Finale) at 9pm

Walter White is back in the kitchen, and this time he’s cooking up snacks in a Super Bowl commercial. Bryan Cranston reprised his four-time Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” role for a PopCorners ad, which will air next month. In an Instagram post by Cranston, White stands in a desert, holding a bag of white cheddar PopCorners.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Benedict Cumberbatch is in final talks with Netflix to star in a new limited series. Set in 1980s New York, the show focuses on the lead puppeteer of a children’s television show, whose life is turned upside down following the disappearance of his son. “Eric” hails from writer and executive producer Abi Morgan, with Lucy Forbes set to direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stephen Amell will reprise his role as Oliver Queen in the final season of “The Flash.” Amell will guest star in episode 909 of the show’s ninth season. “It’s all to say ‘thank you’ to everyone for watching and supporting our show throughout nine wonderful years,” said executive producer Eric Wallace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What’s billed as the first US lesbian dating competition show will premiere on Valentine’s Day. “Coming Out for Love,” from filmmaker Nicole Conn and host Jessica Clark, LGBTQIA+ activist, will showcase 16 queer women living under one roof over the course of 16 episodes. The series will premiere worldwide across digital streaming platforms, with new episodes to air weekly.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ will release “Shape Island” as part of its expansion into the kids and family domain. With the voices of Yvette Nicole Brown, Scott Adsit, Harvey Guillen and more, the stop-motion series based on Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s picture books will premiere on January 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN will air a special presentation of “January 6th” on Saturday at 8p. The discovery+ original film is set to stream on CNN.com and CNN mobile apps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Beach Boys, Amethyst Kiah and Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil will star in season four of “My Opry Debut.” Chronicling the artists’ preparation for their Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville, the Circle Network series will premiere Saturday at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Shania Twain: Not Just A Girl” airs Wednesday, January 11 at 9p on AXS TV. The portrait of the country music star premiered on Netflix last summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon consolidated Prime Video, MGM+ and FreeVee under one unit. Andrew Bennett will lead the latest revamp as VP and head of global video partnerships, further enabling the company to leverage the streaming services across device partners.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Sports is important. And suddenly it’s not.” These were the words of ESPN “SportsCenter” host Scott Van Pelt following Damar Hamlin’s collapse on the field during the Bills-Bengals game on Monday. The network immediately cut to commercial break and the game was suspended indefinitely, unlike UEFA’s decision to continue the Denmark-Finland match in the Euro 2020 following Dane Christian Eriksen’s collapse from cardiac arrest. Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills offensive tackle, said he was “truly blessed that [they] didn’t have to keep playing” after Hamlin’s emergency.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Rookie” was ABC’s highest-viewed premiere in two and a half years. The crime show’s season 5 debut attracted 4.5 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The most wonderful time of the year: “Live with Kelly and Ryan” reached its 31st consecutive week as the top-ranked talk show, ending on a season high on Christmas with a 1.8 live-plus-same-day Nielsen rating, thanks to a 6% weekly leap and a 20% spike over the preceding three weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir topped the charts in the final quarter of 2022. Ending the year as the number one evening newscast, the program averaged 8.3 million total viewers, with the largest total audience since Q2 2017 – for the last 23 quarters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelly Monteith, stand-up comedian and TV host, has died at age 80. One of the first American comedians to have a solo show on BBC, the television personality also made frequent appearances on talk shows spanning decades, including “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and performed for Queen Elizabeth II in 1983.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WildBrain’s Todd Brian has passed away December 28 after a short illness. He was 59. The director of animation development is survived by his mother, brother and sister.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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