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The new Netflix fantasy 6-episode series Fate: The Winx Saga will debut online on January 22.

Show Synopsis: The series is a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s 2004 animated series Winx Club, which follows Bloom (Abigail Cowen from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as she adjusts to life in the Otherworld (a boarding school for fairies), where she must learn to control her dangerous magical powers.

The cast includes Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey) and a slew of newcomers.

Here is a trailer for Fate: The Winx Saga:

On January 22, the limited series The Sister will debut on Hulu.

One rainy evening, Nathan (Russell Tovey) is surprised by an unwelcome face from the past. Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman. Only he and Bob (Bertie Carvel), an eccentric old acquaintance, know what really happened and they’ve resolved to keep it that way.

But years later, Bob appears at Nathan’s door with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family.

Here is a trailer for The Sister:

The Netflix movie The White Tiger will debut online on January 22.

The movie focuses on an ambitious Indian driver, who uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top.

The most recognizable face in the cast is Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who also serves as an executive producer.

Here is a trailer for The White Tiger:

Here is the list of the programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On January 18, the FOX dramas 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star will premiere at 8 and 9 PM respectively; while that same night The CW drama All American will air its season premiere at 8 PM.

NCIS will return from its winter break with back-to-back episodes on January 19 at 8 and 9 PM followed by the return of FBI: Most Wanted at 10 PM on CBS.

On January 20, the fourth season of C.B. Strike: Lethal White will premiere on HBO Max and on HBO at 10 PM; and that same night Riverdale and Nancy Drew will both air their season premieres on The CW at 8 and 9 PM respectively

The Sundance Now drama The Commons will air its season finale online on January 21.

Also on January 21, the new drama Walker will debut on The CW at 8 PM followed by the season premiere of Legacies at 9 PM. Supernatural alum Jared Padalecki stars as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son (Kale Culley) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teen-aged daughter (Violet Brinson) and navigate clashes with his family: an ADA brother (Keegan Allen) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother (Molly Hagen) and his traditional rancher father (Mitch Pileggi). The cast includes Coby Bell, Lindsey Morgan and Jeff Pierre.

The Netflix movie The White Tiger will debut online on January 22. The movie focuses on an ambitious Indian driver, who uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. The most recognizable face in the cast is Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

On January 22, The Blacklist will be back from its extended break on NBC at 8 PM.

The following new dramas will also debut on January 22:

The limited series The Sister on Hulu. One rainy evening, Nathan (Russell Tovey) is surprised by an unwelcome face from the past. Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman. Only he and Bob (Bertie Carvel), an eccentric old acquaintance, know what really happened and they’ve resolved to keep it that way. But years later, Bob appears at Nathan’s door with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family.

Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix. The series is a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s 2004 animated series Winx Club, which follows Bloom (Abigail Cowen from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as she adjusts to life in the Otherworld (a boarding school for fairies), where she must learn to control her dangerous magical powers. The cast includes Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey) and a slew of newcomers.

On January 23, the Lifetime original telefilm Salt-N-Pepa will debut at 8 PM. The movie details the journey of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James (GG Townson) and Sandra “Pepa” Denton (Laila Odom) as they enter the world of rap and hip hop, after recording a song for their friend Hurby Azor (Cleveland Berto). Monique Paul stars as DJ Spinderella and Jermel Howard as Treach.

The Hallmark Channel movie A Winter Getaway will debut on January 23 at 9 PM. When an average guy (Brooks Darnell) is gifted a luxury trip, he is mistaken for a millionaire. He and the concierge (Nazneen Contractor), who is making this once in a lifetime trip happen, end up hitting it off after spending time together. Will she feel the same way about him when she learns the truth?

On January 24, the UPtv movie Romance Retreat will debut at 7 PM. After a big breakup, journalist Dana Willingham (Amanda Schull) finds herself alone and stuck at a couple’s yoga retreat while the biggest story of her career breaks far away. And she doesn’t even like yoga! But maybe the universe has put her here for a reason, because the handsome loner (Morgan David Jones) staying at the lodge turns out to be Stefan Gonzales, the tech guru at the center of the scandal. As she gains his trust to expose him, she finds herself falling in love with him. Now she must use the lessons from yoga to choose: the perfect story or the perfect man? The cast includes Eric Hicks and Patrice Goodman.

The EPIX drama Bridge and Tunnel will debut on January 24 at 9 PM. The six, half-hour episodes, set in 1980, revolve around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town. The cast includes Ed Burns, Caitlin Stasey, Sam Vartholmeos, Gigi Zumbado, JanLuis Castellanos, Brian Muller and Isabella Farrell.

Lastly, also on January 24, the season premiere of Charmed will air on The CW at 9 PM; Euphoria will air part 2 of its special presentation on HBO at 9 PM and the winter premiere of FBI will air today on CBS at 10 PM (on a special night and time).

Mark your calendars!

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
Justice League movie on Cartoon Network

5:30 PM:
The Equalizer movie on TBS

5:40 PM:
Open Range movie on Cinemax

5:55 PM:
An Officer and a Gentleman movie on TMC

6 PM:
Winter in Vail movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Emma Fielding Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Miss Juneteenth movie on BET
Cars 3 (animated) movie on Freeform

6:30 PM:
Red 2 movie on Syfy

6:40 PM:
The Amazing Spider-Man movie on Encore

7 PM:
Hidden Figures movie on FX
Star Trek (2009) movie on Sundance TV

7:25 PM:
Hotel Transylvania 3 (animated) movie on FXM

8 PM:
9-1-1 on FOX (NEW – Season Premiere)
Taking a Shot at Love movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Emma Fielding Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Shawshank Redemption movie on AMC
Raiders of the Lost Ark movie on Paramount Network
Patriot Game movie on TMC

8:15 PM:
Black Panther movie on TBS

8:30 PM:
Zootopia (animated) movie on Freeform

9 PM:
9-1-1: Lone Star on FOX (NEW – Season Premiere)
Batwoman on The CW (Encore)

9:20 PM:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie on FXM

10 PM:
Bull on CBS (NEW)
Belgravia on EPIX (Encore)
Emma Fielding Mysteries movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Hate U Give movie on FX

Enjoy!

Hey there,

Here are the news items for this past week:

GENERAL NEWS

Donald Trump has become the only president in US history to be impeached TWICE (and deservedly so!) after inciting the insurrection/riots on Washington DC and the Capitol Building. (TV Line)

PROGRAMMING NEWS

For years The CW had been airing crossover episodes of their DC shows, but this year the planned crossover between Batwoman and the new drama Superman & Lois will not be happening due to the pandemic. It was also announced that Kara Danvers (aka Supergirl) will not be dropping by Gotham on Batwoman anytime soon. (TV Line)

RENEWALS/CANCELLATION

TNT has renewed Animal Kingdom for its 6th and final season. (Variety)

OWN has renewed Queen Sugar for a 6th season. (Variety)

The last half of season 8 of the Tyler Perry drama The Haves and the Haves Nots will be the OWN dramas last. There will be no season 9. (TV Line)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

FX has ordered a limited series about the infamous punk band The Sex Pistols. The 6-episode series will be based on the Steve Jones 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistols with Academy Award winner Danny Boyle set to direct and executive produce. The limited series, Titled “Pistol,” will star Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan. (Variety)

Netflix has ordered a series adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer with David E. Kelley as co-writer and executive producer. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo will star as Mickey Haller, an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles. The series is based on the best-selling novels by author Michael Connelly. (Variety)

HBO Max has given a series order to a new drama based on the life of legendary chef Julia Child, who will be played by British actress Sarah Lancashire. The show has been given an 8-episode order, and the cast include David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Isabella Rossellini, Jefferson Mays and Fran Kranz. (Variety)

TV CASTING NEWS

Actor Xander Berkeley (24 and The Walking Dead) will appear in the upcoming new series The Republic of Sarah, which centers on a small New Hampshire town that is thrust onto the world stage when the discovery of a valuable resource within its borders compels the residents to declare themselves an independent nation. He will recur as Paul, the father of Sarah (Stella Baker) and Danny (Luke Mitchell), who has been long absent from the lives of his family. (Deadline and The Futon Critic)

Actor Luke James has been promoted to series regular as the character of Trig on the Showtime series The Chi. (Deadline)

Actor Jon Cor (Shadowhunters and several Hallmark Channel movies) will have a recurring role on the upcoming season of The Flash on The CW. He will play the role of Mark Stevens aka Chillblaine, who is described as a charismatic bad boy obsessed with cryogenic technology, who, when he’s not breaking into corporate safes, he’s busy breaking hearts with his irresistible charm and roguish style. Armed with his own cold weapons, he’ll become a new thorn in the side of Team Flash as the DC Comics villain Chillblaine. (TV Line)

Succession has added three new cast members for its upcoming 3rd season. Sanaa Lathan will play Lisa Arthur, a high profile well-connected New York lawyer; Linda Emond will play Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, a senior White House aide; and Jihae will play Berry Schneider, a leading public relations consultant. Jihae is a highly-regarded musician, having released four albums and performing at major events like the London Olympics and the Cannes Film Festival. (Variety)

Actress Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack and Secret Society of Second-Born Royals) has landed the lead role in the Doogie Howser reboot at Disney+. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. will focus on Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, a mixed race 16-year-old girl who works as a doctor in Hawaii. The 10-episode ½ hour comedy follows “Doogie” as she juggles a budding medical career and life as a teenager. (Variety)

Actor Ethan Hawke has landed a leading role in the Moon Knight series at Disney+, but the exact details of what character he will play is being kept under wraps. Moon Knight tells the story of Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), an elite soldier and mercenary who decides to fight crime after he becomes the human avatar of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon. (Variety)

Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy will consist of 10 episodes and a handful of new characters, who are members of the Sparrow Academy. As viewers may recall (SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T SEEN SEASON 2 YET!!), at the end of the 2nd season, the original adopted children of Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) returned from their trip to the 1960s to find their disruption of the timeline yet again caused some major changes, namely in the creation of a class of Sparrows — one that included Ben (series regular Justin H. Min), who had previously died. Those new cast members follow along with the details of their characters, as well as details about the new version of Ben:

Ben aka Sparrow No. 2 is not the sweet one audiences have come to know and love. This Ben is a Machiavellian tactician, wrapped up in a pretty boy body with a rumbling inner-squid. Vicious, pragmatic, and hyper-vigilant, Ben is determined to gain his status as the leader at all costs.

Justin Cornwell (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, The In-Between and I Am the Night) will play Marcus, aka Sparrow No. 1, who is charming, chiseled and colossus, but also honest, virtuous and demanding. He will keep this family of children with special abilities together. He is disciplined, rational and in control, oozing confidence and leadership without ever having to raise his voice.

Britne Oldford (Blindspot and The Flash) will play Fei, aka Sparrow No. 3, a woman who sees the world in a special way and comes across as a misanthrope who would rather be alone than spend even a second with you; but, deep down, she wishes she did have a friend. Most of the time she will be the smartest person in the room and willing to work things out, until she is crossed.

Jake Epstein (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Designated Survivor and Suits) will play Alphonso, Sparrow No. 4, a man who spent years fighting crime, which has left him physically scarred by battles but also with a caustic and biting sense of humor. The only thing he likes better than verbally battering anyone foolish enough to get in his face, is a good pizza and a six-pack of beer.

Genesis Rodriguez (the box office movie Man on a Ledge and the Quibi series The Fugitive) will play Sloane, Sparrow No. 5, who is romantic; a dreamer, who feels a higher cosmic calling that leaves her eager to see the world and experience life beyond her upbringing. It is obligations to her fellow Sparrows (and fear of crossing a family line) that keep her tethered to the Academy.

And, relative newcomer Cazzie David will play Jayme, Sparrow No. 6, a loner hidden under a hoodie, who is not one to say much because she doesn’t have to: she has a fear-inducing snarl. She is as smart and sharp as a knife”and as someone who spends most time with Alphonso.

There will also be a new piece of VFX in season 3 billed as “Existential Dread-Inducing Psykronium Cube,” aka Sparrow No. 7, otherwise known as Christopher, who is a telekinetic cube of unknown origin that can turn the room freezing cold and induce paralyzing fear. But among the family, he acts as a consulted oracle, hands out incredible advice, and serves as the family mediator. To the Sparrows he is trustworthy and loyal, but like all of them he is a force with which to be reckoned. (Variety)

MOVIE CASTING NEWS

Actress Nicole Kidman and actor Javier Bardem are expected to appear as iconic Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the upcoming movie called Being the Ricardos that will take place during a production week on the set of “I Love Lucy,” starting with a Monday table read through an audience shoot on Friday. (Variety)

Netflix is developing a film adaptation of the award-winning musical Matilda, based on the beloved Roald Dahl book. Newcomer Alisha Weir will play the title role, a young girl whose vivid imagination, powers of telekinesis, and love for reading clash with her small-minded parents and abusive school principal, Miss Trunchbull, who will be played by the one and only Emma Thompson. Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel and 007’s No Time To Die) will play Matilda’s kindly teacher Miss Honey. (Entertainment Weekly)

It looks like the MCU (that’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in case you’re not familiar) is eyeing to have Chris Evans (who hung up his shield as Captain America in Avengers: Endgame) return in some “nebulous capacity.” He won’t anchor his own movie, but will show up in another Avengers stand-alone adventure. (Variety and Deadline)

MOVIE NEWS

Netflix has landed the worldwide rights to the Gal Gadot-led espionage thriller Heart of Stone, which is now the second major movie that Skydance Media has siphoned off this week. The other movie is The Tomorrow War, a sci-fi spectacle that will star Chris Pratt. (Variety)

That’s it. Enjoy!

On January 21, the new drama Walker will debut on The CW at 8 PM.

Supernatural alum Jared Padalecki stars as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.

He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son (Kale Culley) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teen-aged daughter (Violet Brinson) and navigate clashes with his family: an ADA brother (Keegan Allen) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother (Molly Hagen) and his traditional rancher father (Mitch Pileggi).

The cast includes Coby Bell, Lindsey Morgan and Jeff Pierre.

Here is a trailer for Walker:

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
Air Force One movie on Sundance TV

5:45 PM:
Ocean’s 8 movie on TNT

6 PM:
Murder, She Baked Mysteries movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)

6:10 PM:
Wreck-It Ralph (animated) movie on Freeform

7 PM:
The Baby Proposal movie on UPtv (DEBUT)
Two for the Win movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Raiders of the Lost Ark movie on Paramount Network

8 PM:
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (NEW)
Batwoman on The CW (NEW – Season Premiere)
The Watch on BBC America (NEW)
Miss Scarlet and the Duke on PBS (DEBUT)
Ships in the Night: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (DEBUT)
White House Down movie on A&E
The Avengers movie on EPIX
Thor: The Dark World movie on FX
Zero Dark Thirty movie on Sundance TV

8:15 PM:
Ralph Breaks the Internet (animated) movie on Freeform

8:30 PM:
Black Panther movie on TBS

9 PM:
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (NEW)
All Creatures Great and Small on PBS (NEW)
Love on Iceland movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Red 2 movie on Syfy
The Terminator movie on ThisTV

10 PM:
The Rookie on ABC (NEW)
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

10:30 PM:
Thor: The Dark World movie on FX
Blue Crush movie on HBO 2

Enjoy!

It was a night filled with reality, news, figure skating, wrestling and repeats on the major networks last night along with new episodes of two Friday night dramas.

Here is how those two Friday night dramas fared in the overall ratings last week:

8 PM Show:
MacGyver (CBS) [NEW] – 3.8 million viewers

9 PM Show:
Magnum P.I. (CBS) [NEW] – 1.5 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:30 PM:
The Equalizer 2 movie on FX

5:40 PM:
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw movie on HBO

6 PM:
Good Witch: Curse From a Rose movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

7 PM:
The Fall on Ovation (NEW)
Love in Winterland movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)

7:25 PM:
The Lion King (animated) movie on Freeform

7:45 PM:
Ocean’s 8 movie on TNT

8 PM:
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)
A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Mission: Impossible – Fallout movie on EPIX
Rain Man movie on ThisTV

9 PM:
Two for the Win movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)

9:30 PM:
Ferdinand (animated) movie on Freeform

10 PM:
Riddled With Deceit: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
The Photograph movie on HBO 2

Enjoy!