12/09/22: Jerrod Carmichael will host the Golden Globe Awards

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Friday December 9, 2022

Today’s Premieres
Apple TV+: Carpool Karaoke: The Series; Little America; Puppy Place
Freevee: America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation
HBO: Random Acts of Flyness: The Parable of the Pirate and the King
HGTV: Battle of the Bling at 10p
Hulu/Peacock: The Mighty Ones
Magnolia: First Time Fixer; In With the Old
Netflix: CAT; Dragon Age: Absolution; Dream Home Makeover; How to Ruin Christmas: The Baby Shower; Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

Saturday’s Premieres
HBO: Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder
Netflix: Alchemy of Souls Part 2
Oxygen: Serial Killer Capital: Baton Rouge at 9p

Sunday’s Premieres
BYUtv: The Chosen at 10p
Discovery: Dirty Jobs at 8p

Sunday’s Finale
HBO Max: The White Lotus at 9p

IN THE NEWS

Disney+ has launched its ad-supported plan. With over 100 advertisers, the streaming service will offer a basic and a premium subscription, including a content library, concurrent viewing and video format options. “Today’s launch marks a milestone moment for Disney+ and puts consumer choice at the forefront,” said Michael Paull, president, Direct to Consumer. “With these new ad-supported offerings, we’re able to deliver greater flexibility for consumers to enjoy the full breadth and depth of incredible storytelling from The Walt Disney Company.”

Jerrod Carmichael has been set as host of the 80th Golden Globe Awards. After protests of discrimination within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Emmy-winning comedian and star of the sitcom “The Carmichael Show” from 2015 to 2017 will host the award show’s first broadcast since 2021. The nominations will be announced Monday and the telecast is set for January 10.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

The NAACP-CBS Studios production venture has set up drama projects “For Justice” and “The Pact” at CBS. “For Justice” follows an NYC homicide detective, and “The Pact” follows three childhood friends who reunite to open a medical center to serve their community.

Sierra Teller Ornela and Marcos Luevanos will develop “Amigos” at NBC. The half-hour comedy draws inspiration from the creators’ real-life friendship, and will follow six Latinx friends in Los Angeles.

The CW greenlit sports docuseries “100 Days to Indy.” Penske Entertainment and Vice Media Group will produce the six-part series about the Indianapolis 500.

Dahvi Waller signed a multi-year overall deal with Lionsgate Television Group. The creator of historical drama “Mrs. America” will develop scripted series, and serve as executive producer and showrunner for her FX on Hulu series “Mrs. America.”

Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy will develop an adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower.” Currently in pre-production, Flanagan said he envisions the project as a five-season series, followed by two features. The creators behind Intrepid Pictures recently moved to Amazon Studios after six years at Netflix, and will collaborate with the Amazon team on the adaptation.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

Inspired by a notorious California arsonist, “Firebug” will premiere on Apple TV+. Taron Egerton and Dennis Lehane have teamed up on the crime series surrounding former firefighter John Leonard Orr, who later became a convicted serial arsonist.

“Love & Marriage: D.C.” season 2 will premiere on January 21 at 8p. With new cast members Joi Carter and Clifton Pettie, the OWN unscripted series returns on the heels of a three-part reunion of the current season of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” hosted by Carlos King.

New episodes of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” premiere tonight on Apple TV+. Stars including Kevin Bacon, Hillary Clinton, Wilco, Sandra Oh and more sing along in the series’ fifth season.

Say “Hello Tomorrow!” to Billy Crudup’s new series. Starring and executive produced by the Emmy Award-winning actor, the Apple TV+ series will premiere on February 17 with three half-hour episodes, followed by one new episode weekly through April 7.

COMING UP

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott will co-host HGTV’s “White House Christmas 2022” on December 11. First Lady Jill Biden guides the couple through the rooms of the People’s House decorated by over 150 volunteers from across the country for this year’s theme, “We the People.” The special will premiere on discovery+ on Sunday at 6p.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” will return to Puerto Rico for its second Spanish language countdown. With host Roselyn Sanchez, the celebration will take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center at DISTRITO T-Mobile at 11p. Seacrest will lead the festivities from New York City’s Times Square with Liza Koshy, and Ciara, Billy Porter and DJ D-Nice will host from Disneyland, New Orleans and LA.

CASTING

“Euphoria” breakout star Javon “Wanna” Walton has joined “Under the Bridge.” Also onboard the Hulu limited series based on Rebecca Godfrey’s novel is are Archie Panjabi, Vritika Gupta and Aiyana Goodfellow.

GOING GLOBAL

Paramount+ expanded service to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The global streaming service launched thousands of hours of entertainment in the three European countries, and is now live in 45 markets.

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RATINGS

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Wednesday, December 7
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Conners 3.82 (0.52), The Goldbergs 2.51 (0.39), Abbott Elementary 2.63 (0.48), Home Economics 1.91 (0.33), Big Sky 2.25 (0.24)
CBS: Survivor 5.34 (0.71), Amazing Race 3.67 (0.48)
ION: NCIS 0.93 (0.1), NCIS 0.98 (0.1), NCIS 0.97 (0.1)
FOX: The Masked Singer 2.04 (0.29), LEGO Masters 1.21 (0.26)
NBC: Chicago Med 6.64 (0.62), Chicago Fire 6.85 (0.64), Chicago PD 5.39 (0.59)
Telemundo: Exatlón Estados Unidos 1.02 (0.26), La Reina del Sur 0.83 (0.24), Amor y Traición 0.77 (0.20)
Univision: Vencer la Ausencia 1.35 (0.36), Mi Camino es Amarte 1.41 (0.36), La Madrastra 1.10 (0.29)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Allison Wallach was named president of unscripted programming at FOX Entertainment. Wallach will oversee FOX’s unscripted programming, specials and alternative development slate in the expanded role.

John Yang is the new anchor of PBS News Weekend. Yang first joined PBS NewsHour as a correspondent in 2016, and will continue to cover the Supreme Court and other national issues.

STARZ bolstered its executive slate with new hires and an internal promotion. Jimmy Hilburn has joined the company as chief marketing officer and Susan Ievoli as senior vice president of publicity, while Robin Chacko has been upped to EVP of direct-to-consumer, from SVP of OTT marketing.

IN MEMORIAM

The “Schoolhouse Rock!” co-creator George Newall died on November 30 from cardiopulmonary arrest. He was 88.

This Day in History
1979 – The first game of the Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) took place.

Friday Fun Fact
The chess term “checkmate” is from a 14th-century Arabic phrase, “shah mat,” meaning “the king is helpless.”

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
What was the first show to be nominated for every Emmy acting category? “Father Knows Best” (1954-1960). Kudos to: Benjamin Zander-NBC News NOW/NYC, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./New York, Linda Walker-Smith-Comcast Cable/Orlando

Today’s Trivia Question
“Fast Forward” and “Roadblock” are both tasks in what reality TV series that has aired in the U.S. since 2001? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)

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