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JENNIFER LOPEZ IS SELLING HER BEL-AIR HOME FOR $42 MILLION

February 2, 2023

JENNIFER LOPEZ IS SELLING HER BEL-AIR HOME FOR $42 MILLION
https://www.tmz.com/2023/02/01/jennifer-lopez-selling-home-ben-affleck-bel-air-jlo/

JOSH SILLS (PHILADELPHIA EAGLES) IS INDICTED ON RAPE, KIDNAPPING CHARGES DAYS BEFOE THE SUPER BOWL

February 2, 2023

JOSH SILLS (PHILADELPHIA EAGLES) IS INDICTED ON RAPE, KIDNAPPING CHARGES DAYS BEFOE THE SUPER BOWL
https://www.tmz.com/2023/02/01/eagles-josh-sills-indicted-on-rape-kidnapping-charges-days-before-super-bowl/

CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 1, 2023

February 2, 2023

CELEBRITY NEWS: FEBRUARY 1, 2023
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Stormi Webster (Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott’s Daughter) – 5 years old
Harry Styles (One Direction) – 29 years old
Jasmine Tookes (Model) – 32 years old
Heather Morris (Glee) – 36 years old
Ronda Rousey (MMA Fighter) – 36 years old
Lauren Conrad (The Hills) – 36 years old
Rachelle Lefevre (“Twilight” movies) – 43 years old
Rutina Wesley (Queen Sugar/ True Blood) – 44 years old
K’naan (Rapper) – 45 years old
Big Boi (Outkast) – 48 years old
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) – 52 years old
Brian Krause (Charmed) – 54 years old
Pauly Shore (Comedian) – 55 years old
Princess Stephanie of Monaco (Royalty) – 58 years old
Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) – 58 years old
Garrett Morris (2 Broke Girls/ formerly of Saturday Night Live) – 86 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

February 1, 2023

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 2/1/23)
ABC: Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary (Premiere) at 8p
ABC: Soul of a Nation Presents: Black In Vegas (Premiere) at 10pm
DISNEY+: The Chorus: Success, Here I Go (Premiere)
HULU: Taiwan Crime Stories (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Baking Show: The Professionals (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Gunther’s Millions (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanzawa (Premiere)
PBS: NOVA (Premiere) at 9pm
SYFY: The Ark (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: My 600-Lb. Life (Premiere) at 8pm

CBS set the date for another crossover with its three “FBI” shows: April 4 on CBS and Paramount+. “As the FBIs continue to dominate on Tuesday nights, we are excited to reward our devoted fans with this special three-hour global crossover event that will bring these three heroic – and popular – teams together for a second time,” said Eric Kim, EVP of Current Programs for CBS Entertainment and CBS Studios. “Our April 4 crossover event will be a non-stop thrilling experience that will keep viewers engaged in ways that only Dick Wolf’s ‘FBI’ world can.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered a third season of “La Brea.” Season two of the disaster drama is averaging 3.6 million viewers and a 0.39 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox First Run has renewed five programs: “You Bet Your Life,” “Pictionary,” “25 Words or Less,” “Dish Nation” and “Divorce Court.” The programs will continue their run on the Fox-owned stations through the 2023-24 season. “One of the topics that came up at the inaugural industry syndication event, The Summit, was the strength and staying power of legacy shows,” said Stephen Brown, EVP of Programming and Development for Fox First Run and Fox Television Stations. “They are like good old friends that we turn to every day.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Pretty unbelievable,” tweeted “Reboot” star Johnny Knoxville after Hulu canceled the comedy after one season. Series creator Steve Levitan is shopping the show, which follows actors who reconvene for a revival of a 2000’s sitcom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu handed a series order for a revival of 20th Television Animation series “King of the Hill.” Co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels and the series’ cast – including Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick and Lauren Tom – are along for the ride. “This show has all of the perfect ingredients to meet this moment in animation at Hulu,” said Craig Erwich, President, ABC Entertainment and Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. Saladin Patterson (“The Wonder Years”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner; 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Howard Klein, and Bandera Entertainment’s Dustin Davis will serve as executive producers. The series ran from 1997-2009 on Fox.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment One has acquired the rights to Janice Hallett’s bestselling novel The Twyford Code. It’s the first project to come out of eOne’s first-look deal with writer, director and producer Paul Andrew Williams. eOne will serve as the studio for the television adaptation, which will be developed in partnership with Cameron Roach’s company Rope Ladder. Williams will direct the series and eOne will handle the global rights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big Media has greenlit “Alien Files: Reopened.” “This is our third series in the UFO and unexplained phenomena space and we have really dug deep to find the top experts and historical records to bring audiences the most accurate and compelling information to date,” said Danny Wilk, President of Big Media Holdings. The eight-parter has been pre-sold in numerous territories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV series announced as part of DCU Chapter One include “Waller,” a spinoff of HBO Max’s “Suicide Squad,” starring Viola Davis; animated “Creature Commandos”; “Paradise Lost,” set on Wonder Woman’s planet; and “Booster Gold,” following a superhero pretender. Greg Berlanti’s “Green Lantern” project has been dropped, with “Lantern” – described by DC Co-CEO Peter Safran as “a much more ‘True Detective,’ terrestrial based investigation story” versus Berlanti’s “space opera” vision – taking that comic book slot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group, producers of “Raw Travel,” announced today that at the end of their current Season 10 in September 2023, the show’s library of 200+ episodes, “Raw Travel Rebooked” will continue to air on select broadcast stations for Seasons 11 and 12 through 2025. Additionally, there are plans to continue to produce a limited number of unique “one-off” original episodes, which will circulate into the “Rebooked” episodes. “With our library of 200-plus, mostly-evergreen episodes, we can cycle one show weekly for four years without repeating,” said Robert G. Rose, Executive Producer and host of the series. “The ability to curate content from our library means viewers will see extraordinarily diverse travel experiences from scores of destinations.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two R&B groups join for Bravo’s “SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B,” premiering Sunday, March 5 at 9:30p. The six-parter follows the chart-toppers as they pull together a one-night-only event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Magnolia Network added two new series to its spring slate of shows:“Happy to be Home with the Benkos” and “Motel Rescue,” featuring Lindsey Kurowski from Magnolia Network’s “Inn the Works.” Additionally, the network has renewed “Beach Cottage Chronicles” and “Diary of an Old Home” for second seasons to debut later this spring.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Superprod live-action comedy “Home Sweet Rome!” has wrapped production in Italy and is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in the US, and other platforms in Italy, Germany and the UK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV’s “Sunday Night Rocks” lineup returns February 19, starting at 8p with the premiere of new series “Rockstar Shuffle.” The show offers a look at rock icons as they share their stories, show off their personal collections of music memorabilia, reflect on the memories, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Prime Video has acquired “The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes.” The three-part docuseries, bringing to light the audio recordings of Adolf Eichmann detailing his role as one of the leading perpetrators behind the Holocaust’s “Final Solution,” is available to stream in the US.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Aussie Gold Miners: Mine SOS” premieres Friday, February 3 at 10p on Discocvery Channel. The reality show follows miners on the brink of failure overhauling their operation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s “Pets & Pickers” follows the Regional Animal Protection Society as they raise money to help low-income pet families pay for healthcare by “picking” through donated bins and abandoned storage lockers. Premiere date: Saturday, February 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s NFC Championship on Fox delivered 47.5 million viewers, for the most-watched Fox telecast of any kind since last year’s NFC championship. It was also the second most-streamed NFL game in Fox Sports history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s AFC Championship Game on Sunday was the most-watched TV program since last year’s Super Bowl, scoring 53.12 million viewers. The Chiefs/Bengals matchup was also the most-viewed NFL Conference Championship Game in four years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Sports is offering 50 hours of programming the week of its 10th Super Bowl presentation on Sunday, February 12, across Fox, FS1 and Fox Deportes. On Super Bowl Sunday, FOX will broadcast seven-and-a-half hours of pregame coverage from its set in Glendale, AZ, before moving inside to the set in the northeast tunnel of the stadium just prior to kickoff. Curt Menefee hosts the special edition of “Fox NFL Sunday” alongside Terry Bradshaw with analysis from Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson and Rob Gronkowski. Jay Glazer will offer news from around the league heading into the game.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Hockey League’s All-Star Game and the NHL All-Star Skills competition are sold out, reports Disney Advertising of the two day event. Sponsors for the All-Star game include presenting sponsor Honda, Discovery, Enterprise, Goodyear, Lexus, Navy Federal Credit Union and SAP, while Chipotle, Discovery, Enterprise, Geico, Goodyear, Great Clips, Honda and Upper Deck have signed on for the Skills competition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Sports has handed an expanded role to veteran journalist, host and NBA reporter Rachel Nichols, who joined Showtime Basketball in September 2022. Nichols will host and co-executive produce “Headliners with Rachel Nichols,” a new interview series, as well as host the existing weekly video podcast “What’s Burnin’.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

New subscribers to Peacock will not be offered a free option, reports The Streamable, but will have the choice of Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus, as the NBCU streaming service’s offerings grow more robust with originals like “Poker Face” and popular shows like “Yellowstone.” Existing users will still have access to the free tier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spotify reported 489 million monthly active users in 4Q22, its largest ever quarterly bump at 20%, but wider losses ($250 million). “In hindsight, I got a little carried away and over-invested relative to the uncertainty I saw in the market,” said Spotify CEO Daniel Ek as the company reported earnings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nate Burleson, co-host of “CBS Mornings” and a CBS Sports Analyst, takes his hosting skills to a new level along with digital star Charli D’Amelio as they team for “Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023.” Airing live on Saturday, March 4, at 7p, the awards celebrate – messily – fan favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Weigel Broadcasting will honor Cindy Williams with tributes on the MeTV and Decades Networks. MeTV will present four episodes of “Laverne & Shirley” that Williams previously shared with MeTV as among her favorites, on Sunday afternoon from 4-6p. Decades will pay tribute with a Weekend Binge of 36 back-to-back “Laverne & Shirley” episodes beginning Saturday, February 4 at 12p. Williams died January 25 at age 75.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, ViX will feature romantic novelas, from Brazilian and Turkish tales to Mexican classics, reboots, and original stories. Among the novelas available on ViX Valentine’s Day Collection are “Amor Eterno,” “Amor Real,” “Destilando Amor,” and “Yo Compro Esa Mujer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewership for the third episode of HBO’s “The Last of Us” rose 12% from the week prior, and was up 37% from the series premiere. The first two episodes of the drama, based on the PlayStation game, are averaging 21.3 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Across its 12-state local news footprint, Spectrum News averaged 2.2 million daily viewing households in January. Spectrum News Nielsen-rated markets in Charlotte and Los Angeles saw month-over-month viewership increases in January, with Charlotte +4% and Los Angeles +3%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX News Channel finished January with over 1.3 million viewers in total day, 173,000 among A25-54 and 110,000 in the A18-49 demo. In primetime, FNC netted over 1.9 million viewers, 239,000 A25-54 and 157,000 in the A18-49 demo. The network secured the top 13 programs in cable news with viewers and the top 14 cable news programs among A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On January 23, Fox Business Network launched a new programming schedule, with the addition of “The Big Money Show” (weekdays, 1p) and “The Bottom Line” (weekdays, 6p) to the lineup. “The Bottom Line” secured double-digit growth year over year with 236,000 viewers, the best 6p performance for the network in more than two years. “The Big Money Show” drew 165,000 viewers in its first week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Access game shows topped syndication the week of January 16, while the only daytime talk show to rise in households was the third most-watched chatfest, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (four-week high 1.0, up 11% from the week before with more than 1.4-million daily viewers). “Jeopardy!” (5.9, unchanged) dominated syndication for the 16th straight week, followed by “Wheel of Fortune” (new season high 5.6, up 4%) and “Family Feud “(5.1, up 2%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Godzilla vs.Kong” was the #1 movie among P25-54 YTD in Prime and Total Day on Monday, January 23. The telecast averaged 343,000 viewers in P25-54 with a Live+3 rating of .57. TBS and TNT also aired 7 of the top 10 movie telecasts on cable in prime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paris-based Kids First has new global broadcast partners for “Hello Kitty: Super Style!”, an original 3D animated children’s program. The show, co-developed with Amazon Kids+, has been picked up by Viaplay for Scandinavia, Baltics, Poland and Benelux; Super RTL in Germany; CBC Canada, Canal + Ethiopia and Poland, and Canal Panda in Portugal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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‘GREY’S ANATOMY’ FANS THINK JUSTIN CHAMBERS MIGHT BE RETURNING, ALL THANKS TO A COFFEE CUP

February 1, 2023

‘GREY’S ANATOMY’ FANS THINK JUSTIN CHAMBERS MIGHT BE RETURNING, ALL THANKS TO A COFFEE CUP
https://www.eonline.com/news/1363375/greys-anatomy-fans-think-justin-chambers-might-be-returning-all-thanks-to-a-coffee-cup

‘DR. PHIL’ IS COMING TO AN END AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS ON THE AIR

February 1, 2023

‘DR. PHIL’ IS COMING TO AN END AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS ON THE AIR
https://www.eonline.com/news/1363396/dr-phil-coming-to-an-end-after-more-than-20-years-on-the-air

PAMELA ANDERSON DETAILS SPLIT FROM KID ROCK AND HIS FIGHT WITH TOMMY LEE

February 1, 2023

PAMELA ANDERSON DETAILS SPLIT FROM KID ROCK AND HIS FIGHT WITH TOMMY LEE
https://toofab.com/2023/01/31/pamela-anderson-kid-rock-tommy-lee/

DAMAR HAMLIN PARTNERS WITH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE CPR TRAINING

February 1, 2023

DAMAR HAMLIN PARTNERS WITH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE CPR TRAINING
https://www.tmz.com/2023/01/31/damar-hamlin-partners-american-heart-association-promote-cpr-training/

ASHTON KUTCHER OPENS UP ABOUT DEMI MOORE DIVORCE, THEIR MISCARRIAGE AND HER BOOK

February 1, 2023

ASHTON KUTCHER OPENS UP ABOUT DEMI MOORE DIVORCE, THEIR MISCARRIAGE AND HER BOOK
https://toofab.com/2023/01/31/ashton-kutcher-demi-moore-divorce-esquire/

ASHTON KUTCHER SAYS HE STOPPED SMOKING WEED 10 YEARS AGO AFTER HIS VASECTOMY

February 1, 2023

ASHTON KUTCHER SAYS HE STOPPED SMOKING WEED 10 YEARS AGO AFTER HIS VASECTOMY
https://toofab.com/2023/01/31/why-ashton-kutcher-stopped-smoking-weed-after-his-vasectomy/