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    [thursday, january 21, 2021]    
3:01 AM DISCOVERY+ cakealikes: the rock (#105)
  NETFLIX call my agent! (france): season 4 (#401-406)
[series finale]
  SUNDANCE NOW cleaning up: episode 4 (#104)
  ALLBLK closer look, a: a closer look episode 2 (#102)
[special presentation]
  SUNDANCE NOW commons, the: episode 8 (#108)
[1st season finale]
  CRACKLE crackle special: black water abyss
[special presentation]
  ALLBLK double cross: beck and call (#203)
  HBO MAX gomorrah: season 3 (#301-312)
[3rd season premiere]
  ALLBLK house divided, a: risk it all (#305)
  NETFLIX love so beautiful, a: white christmas (#111)
  HBO MAX perfect life: season 1 (#101-108)
[series premiere]
  DISCOVERY+ restaurant: impossible: colorado couple in crisis (#1803)
  NETFLIX run on: episode 12 (#112)
  BET+ ruthless: live bait (#123)
  HBO MAX search party: home again, home again, jiggity-jig / doctor mindbender / the thoughtless woman (#404-406)
  HBO MAX selena + chef: selena + curtis stone / selena + jj johnson / selena + josé andrés (#201-203)
[2nd season premiere]
  HBO MAX sesame street: tough monster race (#5111)
  CBSAA stand, the: the vigil (#106)
  DISCOVERY+ toddlers & tiaras: where are they now?: tootie, liana, sprinkles / ava and david, bella, danielle / eden, tiara twins, costumes (#101-103)
[series premiere]
  SUNDANCE NOW total control: episode 6 (#106)
[1st season finale]
  DISCOVERY+ ufo witness: close encounters (#104)
4:00 PM GSN master minds: trivia, smarts & cartoon cats (#230)
4:30 PM GSN get a clue: a colorful cast (#214)
6:00 PM GSN people puzzler: learn to hula (#104)
7:00 PM TRAVEL extreme paranormal witness: the basement (#2R1R05)
[returns from hiatus - new time slot]
  NBCSN nhl special: tampa bay at columbus
  NICK nickelodeon's unfiltered: goofballs from outer space! (#203)
7:30 PM TNT nba special: los angeles lakers vs. milwaukee bucks
  NICK substitute, the: peyton list (#204)
8:00 PM DISCOVERY battlebots: turning up the heat (#507)
  FOOD beat bobby flay: how you bean? (#2609)
  ABC celebrity wheel of fortune: rob riggle, joe tessitore, and jeannie mai (#103)
  OXYGEN dateline nbc: the ultimatum (#SU941)
  TRAVEL extreme paranormal witness: the undead mayor (#3R1R11)
  A&E first 48 presents critical minutes, the: in broad daylight (#111)
  HGTV flipping across america: renovations big and small (#206)
  FREEFORM grown-ish: public service announcement (#3009)
[3rd season winter premiere]
  FOX hell's kitchen: hell caesar! (HK-1903)
  MTV jersey shore family vacation: somebody's wifey's in town (#409)
  NBC mr. mayor: the sac (#104)
  PBS this old house hour, the: pizza time (#4212)
  The CW walker: pilot (#101)
[series premiere]
  CBS young sheldon: freshman orientation and the inventor of the zipper (#YS406)
[4th season winter premiere]
8:30 PM NBC superstore: biscuit (#606)
  PBS this old house hour, the: ask this old house "radiator paint, load bearing wall" (#1912)
8:31 PM CBS b positive: open heart surgery (#BP106)
[1st season winter premiere]
9:00 PM FOX call me kat: therapy (KAT-106)
  ABC chase, the: i heard you're a goat (#107)
  TRAVEL extreme paranormal witness: fight for their lives (#3R1R12)
  A&E first 48, the: what about me/last round (#437)
  TBS go-big show: and you thought that was risky? (#103)
  WE growing up hip hop atlanta: word in the streets (#403)
  NBC law & order: special victims unit: the long arm of the witness (#2206)
  The CW legacies: we're not worthy (#301)
[3rd season premiere]
  SCIENCE mysteries of the abandoned: ghosts of black mountain (#706)
  HGTV rehab addict rescue: sneak peek
[special presentation]
  MTV revenge prank with dj pauly d and vinny: the prank that didn't live happily ever after (#120)
  BRAVO southern charm: treehouse of cards pt. 2 (#710)
[7th season finale]
  HISTORY swamp people: serpent invasion: boiling point (#207)
  E! total bellas: bellas on the move (#608)
9:01 PM CBS mom: woo-woo lights and an onside kick (#MOM806)
[8th season winter premiere]
9:30 PM FOX last man standing: jen again (LMS-905)
  NBCSN nhl special: montreal at vancouver
  CBS unicorn, the: the first supper (#UNI205)
[2nd season winter premiere]
10:00 PM USA chrisley knows best: wrong side of 40 (#819)
[8th season winter premiere]
  SCIENCE conspiracies decoded: secrets of the scorpion (#105)
  NBC dateline nbc: the grudge (#060)
  TRAVEL extreme paranormal witness: revenge of love (#3R1R13)
  ID fear thy roommate: down the rabbit hole (#104)
  HGTV house hunters: finding inspiration on kauai (#182R1R04)
  ABC hustler, the: watch out for the quiet ones (#104)
  A&E killer cases: killing momma (#110)
  HISTORY mountain men: meltdown: trial by fire (#915)
  TNT nba special: new orleans pelicans vs. utah jazz
  WE real blac chyna, the: guess who's coming to dinner (#103)
  BRAVO watch what happens live with andy cohen: leva bonaparte & shep rose (#18015)
10:30 PM USA rev, the: meet the hartleys (#101)
[series premiere]
10:31 PM HGTV house hunters international: wiesbaden, take two (#16108)
11:00 PM TBS conan: rachel brosnahan (#1455)
  COMEDY daily show with trevor noah, the: tba
  TRAVEL extreme paranormal witness: phantom blood (#2R1R06)
  SYFY movie show, the: the movie show does ghosts (#108)
  E! nightly pop: 012121
  MTV ridiculousness: chanel and sterling cclxiv
  VICE vice news tonight: thursday, january 21, 2021 (#5011)
11:30 PM VICE cari & jemele (won't) stick to sports: michael ealy & nikole hannah-jones (#116)

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2020-2021 season) 91 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 1792 series
· currently airing (winter 2021) 377 series
· new this winter (yet to premiere) 80 series
· returning this winter (yet to premiere) 89 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 14 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 26 series
· new this summer (yet to premiere) 5 series
· returning this summer (yet to premiere) 5 series
· new in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 216 series
· returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 394 series
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 268 series

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Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Inauguration Day
The network leads the night in total viewers, shares the adults 18-49 crown with ABC and FOX.

[01/21/21 - 01:04 PM]
The CW Launches New CW App Nationally on VIZIO SmartCast
"We want to provide fans of The CW's programming a choice of how and where they consume our content," said Hiram Norman, Executive Vice President, Digital, The CW.

[01/21/21 - 01:02 PM]
Oscar Nominee Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Oscar Winner Viola Davis in "The First Lady" (w/t) for Showtime
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier will direct and executive produce the anthology series.

[01/21/21 - 12:17 PM]
AMC Networks Acquires "The Beast Must Die," An Original Drama Premiering This Spring on AMC And AMC+
Jared Harris, Cush Jumbo OBE, Billy Howle, Nathaniel Parker and Geraldine James star in the project, based on the novel by Nicholas Blake.

[01/21/21 - 11:48 AM]
Video: AMC Releases New Trailer for "The Walking Dead's" Extended 10th Season
In these six new episodes, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake.

[01/21/21 - 11:30 AM]
TNT, TBS and truTV Announce Premiere Dates in March and April
New series "Chad," "Double Cross with Blake Griffin" and "Big Trick Energy" will be joined the return of "American Dad."

[01/21/21 - 10:02 AM]
New discovery+ Series "One Week to Sell" Highlights Creative Design Transformations That Move Unsold Homes in Record Time
Unsold homes become red hot properties when New York-based interior designer and home stager Taylor Spellman steps on the scene in the new series.

[01/21/21 - 10:00 AM]
Four of TLC's Fan Favorite Series Set to Return with Brand New Seasons in February and March
"Sister Wives," "Outdaughtered," "Seeking Sister Wife" and "Return to Amish" are all due back.

[01/21/21 - 09:59 AM]
HBO's "Fake Famous," An Exploration Into The World Of Influencers Via Social Experiment, Debuts February 2
The film's journey into this world is driven by the casting of three people in Los Angeles who all have relatively small social followings and the attempt to grow them into famous influencers.

[01/21/21 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Sports to Stream Super Bowl LV Across Expanded Lineup of Digital Platforms and Devices
CBS Sports' streaming coverage will be available to viewers across an expanded lineup of platforms and devices, including unauthenticated at CBSSports.com and on the CBS Sports app for OTT devices and services, smart TVs and mobile devices.

[01/21/21 - 08:03 AM]
discovery+ Announces February Programming Slate
In February, subscribers will have access to the 23 new titles, with additional projects expected to be announced in the coming days.

[01/21/21 - 08:01 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Inauguration Day
The network leads the night in total viewers, shares the adults 18-49 crown with ABC and FOX.

[01/21/21 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Sports Announces Extensive Coverage of Super Bowl LV, The Network's Record 21st Super Bowl Broadcast
Super Bowl LV kicks off at 6:30 PM, ET with the pregame shows beginning at 11:30 AM, ET.

[01/21/21 - 07:31 AM]
"Bridgerton" Renewed for Second Season
From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London's competitive marriage market.

[01/21/21 - 07:00 AM]
"Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in All Key Measures for Third Consecutive Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 11.

[01/21/21 - 06:00 AM]
Elizabeth Mitchell and Goran Visnjic Join Donald Sutherland in U.S. Television Premiere of "Crossing Lines" Season Three on Ovation TV
As previously announced, the second season started on Ovation TV on January 11.