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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/13/23)
APPLE TV+: Super League: The War for Football (Premiere)
DISCOVERY: Gold, Lies & Videotape (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO MAX: I Don’t Like Driving (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Trial by Fire (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Break Point (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Hunters (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: The Test (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 1/14/23)
ASPIRE: 6 Minutes to Glory: The HBCU Band Experience (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Crash Course in Romance (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 1/15/23)
HALLMARK CHANNEL: The Way Home (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: The Last of Us (Premiere) at 9pm
MGM+: Godfather of Harlem (Premiere) at 9pm
MGM+: Murf the Smurf: Jewels, Jesus, and Mayhem (Premiere) at 10pm
PARAMOUNT+: Mayor of Kingstown (Premiere)
SHOWTIME: Your Honor (Premiere) at 9pm
TLF: MILF Manor (Premiere) at 10pm

“Minx,” canceled by HBO Max while season two was in production, has found a new home. “We have always felt this show would be a perfect fit for our brand with our dedication to narratives by, about and for women,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz. “Starz is proud to be the new home for this incredible show that has drawn in well-deserved critical acclaim.” Set in 1970s Los Angeles, “Minx” centers on an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 10 of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” will be simulcast on TBSbeginning Thursday, February 9 at 10p. “This is a rare opportunity to grow the reach of this fan favorite series,” said WBD’s Julie Taylor, Chief of Content Strategy & Insights, U.S. Networks. “Giving truTV’s ‘Impractical Jokers’ dual-network reach on TBS underscores our commitment to this long-running franchise while growing visibility and awareness with our audience.” The series attracted 6.1 million fans during its last season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has renewed “Mo” for a second and final season. The critically acclaimed comedy about a Palestinian refugee’s journey to asylum is inspired by the life of co-creator, star and exec producer Mo Amer. “I’m thankful to continue to tell a universal story of struggle that relates to so many refugees and millions of under-represented humans trying to be seen around the globe and to be able to bring the people who loved and rooted for Mo Najjar along for the ride as we close this chapter of his story,” said Amer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also picked up for a second – though we’re guessing not last – seasonis “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” by Paramount+. “The series has always been a consistent top performer for Paramount+ and fans have quickly embraced this new season with its more serialized elements,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer of Paramount Streaming. “There are still many dark twists and turns yet to come for the BAU.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Ghosts” isn’t disappearing anytime soon, either. CBS renewed the comedy – which in season two has grown to an average 9.15 million viewers, up 15% from its freshman run – for season three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Sons of Anarchy” spinoff “Mayans M.C.” will end with season five.Series regulars J.D. Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Danny Pino, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Sarah Bolger, Emilio Rivera, Edward James Olmos, Frankie Loyal, Vincent Vargas, and Joseph Raymond Lucero will all be back for the final run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Landgraf, who famously observed in 2015 that there was “simply too much television,” predicted a decline of original series in 2023 (there were 599 in 2022). Speaking at the TCA press tour, the Chairman FX Content and FX Productions pointed to “a strong indication” that 2022 would mark the end of Peak TV. “That is still my bet,” he said, “while noting with humility that I’ve been wrong on this prediction twice before.”

A day after Noah Oppenheim exited as President of NBC News, layoffs began at NBC News and MSNBC. According to CNN, a relatively small number of jobs were affected, about 75 out of 3500. NBCU is just the latest media company looking to streamline staff in the face of economic uncertainty and invest in growth areas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s pickleball competition “Pickled” may not have scored in the ratings, but it topped the charts of EDO’s most engaging broadcast primetime programs of 2022, outperforming average ad engagement by 31%. Coming in second was ABC’s “The Bachelor” (+29%), followed by Fox’s “Family Guy” (+28%) and NBC’s “This Is Us” (+27%). EDO measure TV ads via search engine volume, to quantify consumer ad engagement 5-10 minutes after an ad airs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN is revamping its daytime programming lineup with a new format that will have anchors away from their desks and moving around the network’s studios. The goal is to energize telecasts and leverage “innovative use of technology to offer context.” The format will allow anchors the ability to be “more authentic,” said CNN chairman and CEO Christ Licht. Dayside programming will be divided into two three-hour blocks, one filmed out of New York and one out of Washington, DC. The changes will roll out “in coming months.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered two sports docuseries. An untitled show following the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, produced by Fulwell 73 in partnership with FIFA+, will launch later this year, while “Six Nations” (wt) will focus on the rugby competition. “By going behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest sporting events with unprecedented access, we have a unique opportunity to share the triumphs, tribulations and drama of these iconic moments with our hundreds of millions of global members,” said Brandon Riegg, VP, Unscripted and Documentary Series, Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Texas Crew Productions, part of Asylum Entertainment Group, struck a first-look co-production partnership with Fort Worth, Texas-based V1 Productions. Known for unscripted documentaries, series and specials with a focus on true crime, sports, music and home renovation, Texas Crew is joining forces with V1 to amplify its slate of unscripted programming and leverage V1’s production framework.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Resy founder Gary Vaynerchuk, former CAA agent Eric Wattenberg and Matt Higgins, co-founder of RSE Ventures, have teamed to launch TV production company VaynerWatt. The outfit will focus on long- and short-form content for linear and streaming outlets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

APC Studios UK and Irish independent production company Magamedia have started principal photography on Irish dark comedy crime drama “Obituary,” which is being co-produced by APC and Magamedia for Hulu in the US. RTÉ in Ireland has pre-bought the series, which is being made in association with Fís Éireann/ Screen Ireland, BAI and The Wrap Fund.
(Source: Cynopsis)

White Cherry Entertainment will produce the Tony Awards through 2026. The American Theatre Wing knows what it’s getting into – White Cherry Entertainment founders Glenn Weiss (Executive Producer/Director) and Ricky Kirshner (Executive Producer) have served as the Tony Awards’ production team since 2003.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon announced the start of production on “Zoey102” (wt), a movie based on characters from the 2005-08 Nickelodeon series “Zoey 101.” The film follows Pacific Coast Academy alumni as they reunite for a wedding in the present day. Production is underway in North Carolina, with a premiere slated for later this year exclusively on Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NGL Collective has partnered with Walmart for a new incubator aimed at fostering the next generation of diverse Latino filmmakers. “Walmart recognizes Latinos are a critical part of this country’s creativity, inspiration, and culture,” said D.J. Vaughn, Director of Multicultural Marketing Partnerships at Walmart U.S. “In looking to support this community and amplify authentic experiences, we could think of no better partner than NGL Collective.” mitú, which merged with NGL earlier this year, will provide filmmaker mentees access to mitúStudios, where they will have the opportunity to work alongside other Latino creators on projects, including the development, production, and editing of their short films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV franchise “Ex On the Beach” is expanding with “Ex On The Beach Couples,” launching Thursday, February 9 at 9p. Relationship expert and TV host Kamie Crawford hosts, as six couples choose to get engaged or go their separate ways.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Jane,” inspired by the mission of Dr. Jane Goodall, debuts Friday, April 14 on Apple TV+. Ava Louise Murchison (“Reacher”) stars as Jane Garcia, a nine-year-old budding environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions” kicks off Sunday, February 19 at 8p. This season, Guy Fieri has added a twist: randomizer wild cards that progressively get harder in each round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“My Dad the Bounty Hunter” premieres Thursday, February 9 on Netflix. The animated action-comedy follows siblings who stow away on their father’s work trip, unaware that he’s the toughest bounty hunter in the galaxy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Volver a Caer” (Falling Again), starring and executive produced by Kate del Castillo (“La Reina del Sur”), makes its debut Friday, January 20 on ViX+. The six-parter is a contemporary version of the Leo Tolstoy classic Anna Karenina.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu drama “Saint X,” based on the novel by Alexis Shaitkin, launches April 26 with 3 episodes, with new episodes weekly. The series explores how a young woman’s mysterious death during a Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX set premiere dates for early 2023. On the way are two-part doc The New York Times Presents: “Sin Eater” starting Friday, March 10 at 10p; season three of FXX’s “Dave” on Wednesday, April 5 at 10p; The New York Times Presents: “The Legacy of J Dilla” (Friday, April 7 at 10p); and FX’s “Dear Mama” on Friday, April 21 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s “Summer House” opens for season seven on Monday, February 13 at 9p. Eight housemates return for Hamptons hijinks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Peacock drama “Bel-Air,” kicking off February 23, will include an appearance by recording artist Saweetie, along with recurring cast Brooklyn McLinn (“Cloak & Dagger”), Jazlyn Martin (“This Is Us”) and Riele Downs (“Darby and The Dead”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The confrontation-packed two-part reunion of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” commences Wednesday, January 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is offering a full day of romantic episodes of classic sitcoms on Valentine’s Day. The “Love Is In/Over the Air” marathon starts Tuesday, February 14 at 5a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok was slapped with $368,274.44 in sanctions related to its discovery practices in the trademark case of Stitch Editing in the Central District of California. In April 2021, Stitch Editing Limited of London and LA sued TikTok and its parent companies, alleging willful infringement of Stitch’s federal and common-law trademarks for Stitch Editing and Stich, as well as other claims, based on TikTok’s use of its editing feature called Stitch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN’s Monday night Super Wild Card game presented by Verizon featuring the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will air on January 16 at 8p across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes. NFL+, available on tablets and phones, will also carry the game. In advance of kickoff, ESPN’s studio shows will descend upon the Tampa area with multiple versions of “First Take” and a two-hour “NFL Live” ahead of “Monday Night Countdown.” “Get Up” and “SportsCenter” will also have a presence in Tampa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Calendar year 2022 ended on a negative note for most of syndication veterans thanks to holiday scheduling, football preemptions and the fact that many shows offered only repeats. For the week ending January 1, only three of the major strips in first run above a 0.6 household rating were able to advance from last year at this time: “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.9 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 13% from the same week one year ago), “The Drew Barrymore Show” (0.8, up 60%) and “Tamron Hall” (0.7, up 17%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
A Man Called Otto – Tom Hanks, John Higgins, Tony Bingham, Lily Kozub, Mack Bayda, Cameron Britton, Juanita Jennings, Peter Lawson Jones
Plane – Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Daniella Pineda, Tony Goldwyn, Lilly Krug, Reme Adeleke, Paul Ben-Victor, Tara Westwood, Joey Slotnick, Kate Rachesky, Kelly Gale, Yoson An
House Party – Jacob Latimore, Tosin Cole, Andrew Santino, Allen Maldonado, Karen Obilom, Tamera Kissen, Melvin Gregg, Rotimi, Bill Bellamy, DC Young Fly, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $1.35 Billion.

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 $404 Million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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