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Weekend Watchlist: What's new on streaming

Ready, set, binge! Here’s a look at some of the new movies and TV shows streaming this weekend:

Netflix
You People: A couple and their families deal with culture clashes and generational differences in the new film comedy.

The Kings of Jo'burg: Find out how the family deals with a new king and new enemies in season two. 

Lockwood & Co.: A girl with psychic abilities teams up with two boys to fight the deadly spirits attacking London. 

The Snow Girl: Follow along as two journalists go on the hunt to find a missing girl. 

Hulu
How I Met Your Father:  Sophie continues the story of how her son came to be in season two of the sitcom.

Extraordinary: Prepare to laugh with this new British superhero comedy series.  

The 1619 Project: This new docu-series offers a different take on America's history and the repercussions of slavery.

Disney+
Willow: Behind the Magic: Take a look behind the scenes of the making of Disney's fantasy series. 

Peacock
Poker Face: Solve mysteries with Charlie Cale, a detective who can tell whenever somebody’s lying, in this brand-new series starring Natasha Lyonne

Prime Video
Shotgun Wedding: A destination wedding takes a sudden turn when the entire party is taken hostage in the new action-comedy film starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel.

Apple TV+
Shrinking: A grieving therapist takes a new approach to his craft, telling his clients exactly what he thinks in this new comedy series starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford.

Paramount+
Teen Wolf: The Movie: When a full moon rises in Beacon Falls, Scott McCall gathers trusted friends to help defeat the new evil that emerges.

Wolf PackSarah Michelle Gellar leads this new series about a wildfire that awakens a terrifying supernatural creature.

Happy streaming!

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Following Oscar nominations, 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' headed back into theaters

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After leading all of the competition with 11 Academy Award nominations earlier this week, the madcap multiverse movie Everything Everywhere All At Once is headed back into theaters.

In an Instagram post, one of the movie's two directors, Daniel Kwan, informed followers the movie will screen in 1,400 theaters nationwide starting Friday.

He wrote, "To all the people who: Regret missing it in theaters, fell asleep watching it on an airplane, accidentally left at 'THE END', want to hate-watch the film like CATS style with your friends, now is your chance!"

Incidentally, Kwan has also posted an extensive collection of behind-the-scenes pictures and videos from the film in his Instagram Stories, showing how the acclaimed movie came together on a shoestring budget.

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Jay Leno reveals he suffered broken bones in motorcycle accident

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He recently suffered serious burns in a garage mishap, but Jay Leno isn't giving himself a break: He revealed to the Las Vegas Review Journal that he had a pretty gnarly motorcycle accident just last week.

In an interview with the paper, which was covering his March stand-up return to Sin City, a reporter asked the 72-year-old former Tonight Show host how he was recovering from the serious burns he'd suffered in November.

"It’s so funny you should say that," Leno replied. "That was the first accident. OK? Then just last week, I got knocked off my motorcycle. So I've got a broken collarbone. I've got two broken ribs. I've got two cracked kneecaps."

The latest accident apparently happened on January 17.

Leno added, "But I'm OK! I'm OK, I’m working. I'm working this weekend."

As was the case with the November incident, the Jay Leno's Garage host's love for vintage vehicles was at the center: A classic Indian bike he was driving suffered a fuel leak mid-ride.

The comedian recalled, "So I turned down a side street and cut through a parking lot, and unbeknownst to me, some guy had a wire strung across the parking lot but with no flag hanging from it. So, you know, I didn’t see it until it was too late. It just clotheslined me and, boom, knocked me off the bike. The bike kept going, and you know how that works out."

As in the November accident, Leno's sense of humor wasn't injured. "You know, after getting burned up, you get that one for free. After that, you’re Harrison Ford, crashing airplanes. You just want to keep your head down," he added, laughing.

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In Brief: 'Avatar: The Way of Water' climbing all-time box office chart, and more

James Cameron’s Avatar sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, is now the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, collecting $2.054 billion as of Thursday. It moves past 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, which grossed $2.052 billion. Only Avatar ($2.92 billion), Avengers: Endgame ($2.79 billion), Titanic ($2.19 billion) and Star Wars Episode VII -- The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion) rank higher on the all-time list. Avatar: The Way of Water has also topped Spider-Man: No Way Home's $1.92 billion), to become the highest-grossing movie of the pandemic era...

Netflix has renewed The Recruit for a second season. The spy drama follows a young CIA lawyer -- played by Black Adam's Noah Centineo -- who becomes entangled in the dangerous world of power politics. “I know I speak for our entire cast and executive team at eOne and Netflix when I say that we are thrilled to be returning to The Recruit for a second season. I’m looking forward to seeing what [series creator] Alexi Hawley has in store for us all,” Centineo said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. Laura Haddock, Fivel Stewart, Vondie Curtis Hall, Kristian Bruun, Aarti Mann, Colton Dunn and Daniel Quincy Annoh also star...

NBC will pay tribute to Carol Burnett on her 90th birthday with the two-hour special, Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love. The evening will feature appearances from Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Susan Lucci, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Vicki Lawrence, along with musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and many others. Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love airs April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and streams the next day on Peacock...

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'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' marks 20th anniversary with original guests George Clooney, Snoop Dogg and Coldplay

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Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday celebrated the 20th anniversary of his ABC late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with a primetime special featuring George ClooneySnoop Dogg and Coldplay -- the same lineup that appeared on the show when it premiered January 26, 2003.

"Right out of the gate, we were an immediate hit,” Kimmel joked during his monologue, before reading a list of reviews, calling it a “dead-on-arrival talk show with a charisma-free host” and another that compared it to the “kind of mess created by a sick infant with a leaky diaper.”

Kimmel, 55, also used a bit of 2023 technical wizardry to update his younger self on everything that has happened over the past 20 years.

The guest segments featured Clooney and Snoop Dogg reminiscing about that first show, in which Clooney recalled they "got the audience drunk" and ended up with one woman vomiting on the studio floor.

"By the way, we assumed she was vomiting because she was drunk, it may have just been the show," quipped Kimmel.

The final guest of the night was Coldplay frontman Chris Martin who, after explaining that they weren't called to appear until the last minute, gifted Kimmel with a music box that played the band's hit, "Clocks." Martin began singing to the music box, joined later by a string section, followed by a choir, and eventually the rest of his band -- and Kimmel, who played a bass clarinet.

Many celebrities, including Carol BurnettMatt DamonJulia Louis Dreyfus and Michelle Obama, also congratulated Kimmel on his anniversary, appearing in pre-recorded messages during the special. 


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Jason Segel talks new Apple TV+ series 'Shrinking'

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The new Apple TV+ series Shrinking is a comedy…about grief.

Jason Segel plays a dad grieving the loss of his wife in the show, which is out Friday. Grief might not be the first thing you think of when you think of comedy, but Segel tells ABC Audio "those are the kinds of weighty issues that should be explored through comedy."

"I really don't want to see a drama about grief. I know what I'm going to get," he explains. "I've just always felt like comedy was a great way into exploring weightier issues." 

Ted Lasso star and writer Brett Goldstein co-created the series and adds that grief is a great, universal, jumping-off point. "I think it's something that everyone has experienced or is close to," he shares. 

That's what makes the show so relevant and, although Goldstein didn't plan it that way, he can understand how it happened.

"Collectively as the world we've experienced the trauma of COVID and we're all trying to come out of that, I can see how this is reflective of the time. And I guess it's all subconscious in what you're choosing to create," he says. 

Segel's character is a psychiatrist who learns how to use his loss to help others, a process he describes as "really clumsy and clunky, but it comes from such love."

Segel's character shares a practice with two other shrinks, played by Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams. So what was it like working with Ford?

"It's a dream," Segel says, adding that Ford was a "consummate professional."

"And then also, like, selfishly, it is some affirmation that you must be doing okay. Like all of a sudden, you're sitting across from Harrison Ford and you're like, 'Oh, I must be doing okay,'" he adds. 

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James Gunn to fans of CW's canceled 'Doom Patrol' and 'Titans': It wasn't me

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Fans of the CW DC Comics-based shows Doom Patrol and Titans might have been surprised to find out that the shows won't be back for fifth seasons, but they might also be surprised to learn that James Gunn didn't pull the trigger.

The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise writer-director has taken flak online for making some big changes to Warner Bros. Discovery's superhero universe along with his partner Peter Safran. However, he contends the cancellations weren't their doing.

One fan of the shows snarked online on Thursday, "With @DCDoomPatrol and @DCTitans officially ending due to the new direction of @JamesGunn and Safran...All the fans can say is good luck. It's a mighty big hill you have to climb to win the majority of fans over who enjoyed the shows and movies. I’ll be kicking my feet up waiting."

Gunn set the record straight, explaining, "The decision to end the series precedes us. But I certainly wish the best for the talented group of creators, actors, and the rest of the crew that produced both shows."

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Nielsen numbers: 'Stranger Things' the most-watched streaming show in 2022; Disney+'s 'Encanto' the most-streamed movie

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With January nearly over, Nielsen is looking back to 2022 and noted Stranger Things was the most-watched show of the year in the U.S.

According to numbers quoted by Variety, Americans took in some 52 billion minutes' worth of adventures in the Upside Down in 2022, which the trade said was the most of any show since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, when audiences in lockdown binged 57.1 billion minutes of NBC's The Office.

CBS' NCIS was the second-most-watched show in the U.S. last year, with 38.1 billion minutes viewed on Netflix in 2022.

Netflix's cartoon kid show CoComelon pulled in 37.8 billion minutes viewed, strong enough for third place.

Disney+'s Encanto had the honor of being the most-watched streaming movie of last year.

And if you needed convincing that we're a country of couch potatoes, Nielsen said we watched 19.4 MILLION YEARS' worth of content last year.

That's up from the 15 million years' worth of stuff we watched in 2021.

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Fox renews 'The Simpsons', 'Family Guy' and 'Bob's Burgers' for two more seasons

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Fox has given the green light to more seasons of three of its beloved animated shows: The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers, which will see the shows running through 2025.

The decision cements Simpsons as the longest-running scripted series in TV history: The announcement locks in the show for its 35th and 36th seasons; Family Guy for its 22nd and 23rd; and Bob's for its 14th and 15th.

In a statement, Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming for Fox Entertainment, celebrated the network's "excellence in animation" and hailed "the brilliant creators and incredible voices behind these forever favorites."

He continued, "Three-plus decades of The Simpsons, more than two decades of Family Guy and over a decade of Bob’s Burgers proves the enduring power of the animation genre on our network and the infinite fan affinity for these outrageously funny comedy classics."

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The first of us: Pedro Pascal making 'SNL' debut February 4

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The Last of Us and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal is headed to studio 8H. The actor announced via Instagram that he will be making his debut as Saturday Night Live host on February 4. 

Coldplay will be the musical guest, making their seventh appearance on the long-running sketch show. 

Among those cheering the news was West Side Story's Rachel Zegler, who enthused, "no you don’t understand. i will be there," and Katee Sackhoff, Pascal's fellow Mandalorian star. "STOP!!!!!" she said with a party, hearts and fire emoji. "This is so Frakin awesome! You’re gonna knock it outta the park," she continued. 

Pedro's The Last of Us co-star Bella Ramsey added a pair of smiling emoji of her own, while Nico Parker, who played Pascal's doomed daughter on the HBO series, commented, "Oh my god oh my god oh my god."

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'Succession' returns to HBO March 26

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In a new teaser, HBO revealed its Emmy-magnet drama Succession is coming back March 26. In the preview for the forthcoming fourth season, the Roy siblings appear to be gunning for their dad, Logan, played by Brian Cox.

"This is not getting about getting back at Dad," Sarah Snook's Shiv Roy says to her brother Roman (Kieran Culkin). "But if it hurts him, it doesn't bother me."

Later, they're warned, "You cannot win. Your dad will wash you away!"

HBO teases, "The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete."

The network continues, "A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed."

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Keke Palmer slips on 'The Tonight Show' about her "baby boy"

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After apparently faking out social media followers with speculation about having a baby girl with boyfriend Darius Jackson, Keke Palmer seemed to slip on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night that she's actually having a boy.

An excited Fallon began the chat by making sure the very pregnant Palmer was comfortable, from back support on her seat to LaCroix sparkling water to settle her stomach. He also shouted a hello to her baby in utero, exclaiming, "I can't wait to meet you!"

When speaking about what astrological sign her baby will be, Keke noted "either gonna be a Pisces or an Aries," meaning the baby will be born in March. "Pisces are known to be deep. They're emotional creatures, so I just wanna make sure I'm not too blunt for my baby boy ... You know, sometimes I can be too 'tell it like it is.'"

She added, "I need to wade in the water with a Pisces ... You know, 'Just keep it chill, child!'"

There must be something about the 30 Rock building: Keke famously announced her pregnancy when she hosted Saturday Night Live, which shares a shooting location with The Tonight Show.

Speaking of that revelation, an excited Fallon called Keke's SNL announcement "the best thing I'd ever seen" and went on to praise her performance on his alma matter, and her reuniting co-star Keenan Thompson with Kel Mitchell in a sketch.

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Kylie Jenner has a laugh at viral video poking fun at renaming her son Aire

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) When Kylie Jenner announced that she and Travis Scott rebranded their 11-month-old son, Wolf, as Aire, people on social media had a laugh, particularly when folks pointed out that it means "my penis" in Arabic. "Anyway, I doubt many people have noticed," Antoinette Lattouf wrote. "After all, Arabic is only spoken by around 415 million people."

However, Kylie did laugh along with a viral video that also goofed on the name choice.

TikTok user simo_ziqubu played both the roles of Kylie and Scott four days ago, lip-synching to the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender about heroes who possess elemental powers.

The TikTok-er as Kylie rattles through "Water," "Earth" and "Fire" — all rejected by Travis — until she chooses "Air," making him sit up at attention.

The video got more than 12.4 million views and earned a pair of "crying laughing" emoji from the real Kylie.

Incidentally, simo_ziqubu posted a follow-up video of himself proudly sashaying around his apartment, with the caption, "How I walk around the house knowing I made Kylie Jenner laugh."

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Lady Gaga reacts to Oscar nom, confirms she's filming 'Joker' sequel

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Lady Gaga shared her reaction to being nominated for Best Original Song at the 2023 Academy Awards for "Hold My Hand," from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack, along with an update on the status of the upcoming Joker sequel.

“Thank you so much to the Academy for nominating my song ‘Hold My Hand’ for an Oscar this year!” she wrote on her Instagram, alongside a photo of herself holding a bouquet of flowers.

“Writing this song for the film Top Gun: Maverick was a deep and powerful experience that I will never forget," she continued. "So grateful for the magic of music and cinema. Love you my co-writer @bloodpop."

“I’m on set filming now big love to little monsters!" she added, followed by a joker card emoji, referring to her role in the upcoming Joker sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, set to hit theaters in 2024.

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'Creed III' star and director Michael B. Jordan gets carried away in 'SNL' promo

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Michael B. Jordan apparently got carried away with his role in the Creed movies while shooting the promo for the upcoming edition of Saturday Night Live, which he'll host.

In the promo, released on Wednesday, Jordan is surveying the SNL studio when cast member Michael Longfellow approaches him from behind, startling the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actor. Jordan responds by nailing Longfellow with two hard punches to the face, causing him to scream "Jesus B. Christ!"

Jordan apologizes profusely, blaming it on "muscle memory."

Longfellow, covering his broken nose, quips, “I can’t have a broken nose. I was hired for my looks, not my talent,” to which Jordan replies, “I know how that feels.”

The two patch things up, after which Jordan gives his fist a stern warning.

Jordan, whose new film Creed III opens March 3, hosts SNL this weekend with musical guest Lil Baby.

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