Entertainment News: Charlie Brown back on broadcast; Wonder Woman to HBO Max; and more.

Pandemic News

  • New Orleans has canceled all Mardi Gras parades for 2021 due to Covid
  • Guns N’ Roses announced the all have the first stadium concert tour since Covid. It will start with dates in New Zealand and Australia in November 2021.

Renewals, Coming Soon, and Casting News

  • Fans were outraged when they learned that “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” were moving to Apple TV+ from the previous home on ABC. Now it has been announced they will also have special airings on PBS.
  • The film “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released to theaters and HBO Max on Christmas Day.
  • The Walking Dead seasonable 10 will resume on February 28.
  • “For All Mankind” the alternate history moon landing drama from Apple TV+ will have season 2 starting February 19.
  • “The Mysterious Benedict Society” based on a series of YA novels has moved from Hulu to Disney+ before it’s 2021 premier. This is the first time a TV series has switched streaming services before even premiering.
  • Netflix has renewed “Space Force” for season 2 and says it will get a “creative revamp” whatever that means.
  • Netflix has canceled its supernatural series “The Order” after 2 seasons.
  • Nick Jonas will replace Gwen Stefani as a judge on “The Voice”
  • Hulu has renewed “Woke” for season 2.
  • Conan O’Brien will leave his late-night timeslot after 28 years in June 2021. Will have a weekly variety show on HBO Max.

Politics and Showbiz

  • A Fox news anchor in Milwaukee has been suspended for staying he wished which McConnell had died instead of Alex Trebek. Which makes him more of an idiot? Saying it or thinking he can get away with saying it?

Miscellaneous News

  • Several Wall Street analysts have up their ratings on Disney despite the pandemics impact on film and theme parks. It’s because of better-than-expected earnings from the streaming media divisions.
  • Iconic franchise “Tower Records” which declared bankruptcy 14 years ago is returning as an online venue selling vinyl records, cassettes, and CDs.
  • Comedian Sinbad is recovering from a stroke.

In Memoriam

  • Paul Hornung Heisman Trophy winner, Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame star who appeared in many TV commercials. Age 84.
  • Doug Supernaw country music singer age 60
  • Walter C Miller TV director for CMA, Emmy0, Grammys, Tony awards. Age 94
  • Lynn Kellogg daytime Emmy winner was in the original Broadway production of “Hair”. Age 77
  • Ben Watkins who participated in MasterChef Junior. Age 14 cancer.
  • Herbert F.Solow an executive at Desilu Production who took Gene Roddenberry’s original pitch for Star Trek as well as other TV executive positions. Age 88.

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