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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/6/23)
MTV: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Pressure Cooker (Premiere)
OWN: Ready to Love (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: All the Single Ladies (Premiere) at 9pm
PRIME VIDEO: The Rig (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Cosmic Love France (Premiere)
SHOWTIME: Boys in Blue (Premiere) at 8pm
STARZ: BMF (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Ugliest House in America (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 1/7/23)
HGTV: Rico to the Rescue (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Killer Attraction (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT GEO WILD: Going Fur Gold (Premiere) at 10pm
OXYGEN: Floribama Murders (Premiere) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 1/8/23)
AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, WE TV: Mayfair Witches (Premiere) at 9pm
CNN: Giuliani: What Happened to America’s Mayor? (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Alert: Missing Persons Unit (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX NATION: A Year on Planet Earth (Premiere)
MSNBC: Love & the Constitution (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Miss Scarlet and the Duke (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: All Creatures Great and Small (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Vienna Blood (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVISION: Quien es la Mascara? (Premiere) at 8pm
UNIVISION: Tal Para Cual (Premiere) at 10:30pm
SHOWTIME: George & Tammy (Finale) at 9pm

Ad spend on Twitter fell almost 50% year-over-year in November, after Elon Musk acquired the company, according to Standard Media Index. Spend that had previously been prebooked for Twitter was pulled back out in November, mainly from commitments that were meant to run in November and December 2022. For November, those dollars pulled back out amounted to almost 31% of the total dollars that came in for Twitter in November.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon plans to lay off 18,000 employees, revealed CEO Andy Jassy in a message to staff that cited the uncertain economy. “We typically wait to communicate about these outcomes until we can speak with the people who are directly impacted,” wrote Jassy. “However, because one of our teammates leaked this information externally, we decided it was better to share this news earlier so you can hear the details directly from me.” Impacted employees are expected to be informed starting January 18. The majority of eliminations will be in Amazon Stores and PXT organizations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also implementing layoffs is video hosting platform Vimeo, which is cutting its staff by 11%. “This was a very hard decision that impacts each of us deeply,” wrote CEO Anjali Sud in a blog post. “It is also the right thing to do to enable Vimeo to be a more focused and successful company, operating with the necessary discipline in an uncertain economic environment.” The company eliminated 6% of its jobs back in July.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder special “Joe Bob’s Ghoultide Get-together” on December 16 raised over $208,000 for charity, through an auction of props, memorabilia and the sale of Ghoultide items.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Discovery plans to commission over 4000 hours of content across its portfolio of networks, announced Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, WBD in a release that noted her group’s offerings delivered more than 138 million total viewers on average per month in 2022, closing out the year with six of the top 10 cable networks. “This strong performance is a testament to the power of our stellar brands, our unique content and our loyal fans who come to our networks because we have the content and the talent that fuels their passions,” said Finch. “We are well positioned to keep our momentum going.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music video network Vevo has partnered with TikTok to create “Trending on TikTok,” a weekly Vevo show rounding up the music videos of the top trending songs on TikTok, alongside clips of the creators utilizing the songs in their content. The show will be a staple TV premiere on Vevo’s FAST channels, with consecutive airing during peak viewing hours throughout the week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toonz Media Group has partnered with India’s ELE Animations to co-produce “Drac and Skeletons.” The comedy series for kids 4 to 7 years old will have an international version in English and Indian version in Hindi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kamie Crawford has signed an overall talent deal with MTV Entertainment Studios that includes hosting MTV unscripted series “Are You the One?”, “Ex on the Beach,” along with “Catfish: The TV Show,” for which she is currently a co-host. “As a huge fan of reality TV centered around dating and working in the relationship advice space, it’s an absolute dream to now be hosting three shows based on finding love and making lifelong connections,” said Crawford. “It’s an honor to continue working and growing with my MTV and Paramount+ family.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Nicole Kidman has joined the cast of Paramount+’s “Lioness,” based on a real-life CIA program. Kidman had been attached as an executive producer for the Taylor Sheridan drama….Ruth Negga (“Preacher”) will star in Apple TV+ limited series “Presumed Innocent,” from David E. Kelley, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Real Friends of WeHo,” a reality show following LGBTQ+ personalities in West Hollywood, makes its debut Friday, January 20 at 9p on MTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE on A&E returns Sunday, February 19 with the season three premiere of “Biography: WWE Legends” at 8p followed by the season two kick-off of “WWE Rivals” at 10p. Airing back-to-back each Sunday, the series explore the lives and careers of WWE Superstars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: The Other Way” premieres Sunday, January 29 at 8p. After-show “The Other Way: Pillow Talk” kicks off a 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dana White’s slap-fighting competition, “Power Slap: Road to the Title,” has been postponed from its scheduled Wednesday, January 11 premiere date on TBS. The reality show was pulled from the lineup after UFC President White was caught on camera slapping his wife of 29 years, an incident for which is apologized.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Six part docuseries “A Year on Planet Earth,” filmed in more than 60 locations across the world, premieres Sunday, January 8 on Fox Nation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Murder in Big Horn,” a three-part documentary about the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, follows a January 22 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival with its Showtime debut on Sunday, February 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Louie, “The Gunfather” Tuminaro and the Custom Shop team return for another season of “Gunfather: Restorations” on Outdoor Channel, in September 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

JOURNY is premiering two series this month: “Ben Fogle: Starting Up, Starting Over” and “Operation Unplugged,” both under the New Year, Better Planet banner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central announced dates for five of the previously announced guest hosts for “The Daily Show.” Taking over Trevor Noah’s former seat the week of January 17 is Leslie Jones, followed by Wanda Sykes the week of January 23, D.L, Hughley the week of January 30, Chelsea Handler the week of February 6 and Sarah Silverman the week of February 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” starts streaming February 1 on Disney+. The film joins 16 other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies on the service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“No Straight Lines,” a film that follows the evolution of LGBTQ+ representation in comics and features interviews with pioneers of underground newspapers and queer comics like Alison Bechdel (“Fun Home”), premieres January 23 on PBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Stand,” a feature-length examination of the life of social justice activist and basketball prodigy Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, will premiere Friday, February 3 at 9p on Showtime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount+ and Delta have struck an exclusive partnership to bring the streamer to Delta SkyMiles Members. Starting this spring, Delta loyalty members on planes originating in the US will have access to a free trial of the Paramount+ Premium service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Injured NFL safety Damar Hamlin is still in critical condition and on a ventilator but showing significant signs of improvement after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing on the field Monday night. During a news conference, Dr. Timothy A. Pritts and Dr. William Knight of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center credited the medical staff of the Bills and Bengals for a quick medical response that likely saved Hamlin’s neurological function. While Hamlin is unable to speak with his breathing tube still in, he is able to communicate by writing – and asked if his team had won the game. “When he asked did we win, the answer is, yes, you know, Damar, you won, you’ve won the game of life,” said Pritts. Viewership of “Monday Night Football” the day Hamlin was injured reached 23.8 million over ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 from 8:30p until 10:09p as the tragedy was covered, and Hamlin’s Chasing M Foundation topped $7 million (and counting) on GoFundMe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Women Talking – Rooney Mara, Clair Foy, Jessie Buckley, Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, Emily Mitchell, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod
M3GAN – Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Amie Donald, Jenna Davis, Jen Van Epps, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Jack Cassidy, Ronny Chieng, Lori Dungey, Stephane Garneau-Monten

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $940 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $325 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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