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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/19/22)
HULU: Web of Death (Premiere)
NETFLIX: That ‘90s Show (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Women at War (Premiere)
UP TV: Mystic (Premiere) at 8pm
YOU TUBE: Jam Van (Premiere) at 12pm

The two-episode premiere of NBC’s “Night Court” reboot won the highest ratings for a comedy debut in over five years for the network. The first episode of the original series in 1984 was the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night, according to Nielsen, and the same was true nearly four decades later. The first episode of the night on Thursday averaged 7.4 total viewers, while the second delivered 6.7 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Business must be good, as Netflix has ordered an additional two seasons of “Selling the OC.” The streamer announced the renewal on Wednesday, with production expected to begin this winter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount+ renewed “SEAL Team” for a seventh season. The military drama that follows an elite unit of Navy SEALs debuted on CBS before moving to the streaming platform, along with the supernatural drama “Evil.” The upcoming season will be the series’ third to air on Paramount+. A spinoff film, announced last February, is expected to proceed as planned.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jump shots and time leaps: The storyline for the second season of Apple TV+’s “Swagger,” inspired by Kevin Durant’s experiences in youth basketball, will follow the characters into adulthood, on and off the court. Said creator, showrunner and director Reggie Rock Bythewood, “One of the realities when you have a certain time between season 1 and season 2, my young actors, they keep growing. They went from children to grown men and grown women. So it was actually more authentic to reflect that.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rodney Barnes will write and executive produce the limited series starring Mahershala Ali as Jack Johnson. Barnes replaced Dominique Morisseau as the writer for the untitled six-part HBO limited series that will depict the world’s first Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Ali and his wife Amatus Karim Ali will executive produce with the actor’s production company Know Wonder and their producing partner Mimi Valdés.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox is developing an undercover FBI drama from Joy Blake, the Nacelle Company and Fox Entertainment Studios. The untitled project will follow a female FBI agent enduring a career burnout tasked with training a new batch of rookies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz has renewed “BMF.” Less than two weeks after the crime show’s season two premiere, Starz greenlit a third season for the series starring Demetrius Flenory, Jr., Da’Vinchi and Snoop Dogg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paul Walker’s brother and sister-in-law will star in “Fast: Home Rescue.” Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group will develop the home renovation series centered on families that have been affected by natural disasters, with Cody and Felicia Walker, and Paul Walker’s organization Reach Out Worldwide. Paul Walker, star of “The Fast and the Furious,” died at age 40 in a car accident.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“A Tribute to Jackie Robinson” premieres on Raycom Sports on February 4. The special based on interviews with Black MLB players who were contemporaries of Robinson is one of the first productions resulting from the acquisition last year by Raycom Sports of the Jim Moskovitz Sports Archives of unedited and previously broadcast interviews. The division of Gray Television will spotlight the special on all Gray stations, CBS-TV O & O’s and other station groups, including Sinclair, on a repeated basis from noon to 6p on weekends between February 4-26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Rain Dogs” makes its debut on HBO on March 6. The eight-episode original dark comedy from BBC One and Sid Gentle Films Ltd. is an unconventional love story between a working-class mother and a high-class homosexual man.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of “All That” will reunite for 90s Con in March. Former series cast member Amanda Bynes will make her first convention appearance at the That’s4Entertainment weekend-long event on March 17-19 in Hartford, Connecticut, along with Lori Beth Denberg, Danny Tamberelli and Kel Mitchell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 80th Golden Globes brought in 33 million minutes of viewing on Peacock in the first two days on the platform. That’s a 245% increase from the 2021 ceremony, though that year the show was only available as video on demand and not in real time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthony Hopkins is set to star in “Those About to Die.” Peacock’s upcoming period drama series from Roland Emmerich centers on the gladiatorial arena; the Oscar winner will play Emperor Vespasian, an aging ruler in Ancient Rome.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martha Plimpton has joined Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant in “The Palace.” The HBO limited series from “Succession” creators Will Tracy and Frank Rich, “The Queen” director Stephen Frears and Co-EP Jessica Hobbs, will tell the stories that take place within a palace under an authoritarian regime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bethlehem Million has been cast in “The Good Doctor” legal spinoff, “The Good Lawyer.” The “Sick” actor joins Kennedy McMann and Felicity Huffman in the upcoming series from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Last Saturday’s broadcast of the 71st Miss Universe delivered an average of 875,000 A18-49 viewers, 375,000 A18-34 and an average 2.4 million total viewers on Telemundo, according to Nielsen. The competition registered 84% growth among A18-49 and 54% among total viewers, versus its prior broadcast in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Entertainment Tonight” (new season high 2.3 Live+SD national Nielsen, up 21% from the week before) led a generally strong session for mags ending January 8. The show grabbed the category’s largest rating and biggest key demo increases (magazine best 0.8, up 33% among W25-54). “” was also the only strip on the syndication chart this week to hit a new household high for the season, scoring close to 4-million daily viewers on average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuesday’s broadcast of “Tamron Hall” was the show’s most-watchedtelecast in nearly two years. With 1.24 million total viewers, the ABC talker continues into its 12th consecutive week of growth year over year, and ranked among the Top 5 highest-rated syndicated talk shows in households.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“American Psycho” producer Edward R. Pressman died at 79. The independent indie producer’s death was confirmed by Pressman’s company, Pressman Films. He is survived by his wife and son.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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