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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/21/18)
COOKING: Cheap Eats (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: LA (Premiere) at 9pm
SYFY: Krypton (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Speechless (Finale) at 8:30pm
COOKING: I Hart Food (Finale) at 10:30pm
FOX: The X-Files (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: 9-1-1 (Finale) at 9pm
FREEFORM: Alone Together (Finale) at 8:30pm
FX: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Finale)

Ryan Murphy revealed that Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates will all be back for American Horror Story’s eighth season. Bates was unavailable for last season’s Cult because of her commitment to Netflix series Disjointed, but the comedy will not be returning.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stranger Things’ kid stars are all getting a pay boost for the show’s upcoming third season. According to Deadline, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin are set to make $150,000 per episode. Millie Bobby Brown, considered the sci-fi drama’s breakout star, is reportedly earning more than the three boys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Neal Mohan, chief product officer for YouTube, will headline the 2018 NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The opening event will also feature NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith’s “State of the Broadcasting Industry” address and presentation of the NAB Distinguished Service Award to Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MSNBC recently announced it is launching a new OTT app, with NBC News chairman Andrew Lack saying, “I think we’ve got to open that door.” Lack is hardly alone – operators and media companies are finding OTT services mission critical to their success. So expect direct to consumer OTT services to be a hot topic at NAB 2018. The April 10 session, “The Six Pillars of a Successful OTT Video Strategy,” will highlight the importance of consumer device penetration and the interactive experiences needed on those devices to drive viewer engagement, as well as the importance of viewer “watch data,” and an exploration of how data can be employed to find and keep new OTT subscribers. For details, go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s History of Football – The Greatest Story Ever Played includes interviews with renowned players, coaches, managers and broadcasters. Two-week event premieres in over 160 territories outside of the U.S. on May 28, running 24/7 through June 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dawn Ostroff, president of Conde Nast Entertainment; Tarana Burke, co-founder of #MeToo Movement, and senior director, Girls for Gender Equality; Scott Rogowsky, host of HQ Trivia; and Simon Doonan, creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York are moving the headliners for the 2018 PromaxBDA Conference, taking place June 11-14 in Midtown Manhattan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo springs forward with back-to-back premieres beginning Sunday, April 1 with Your Husband Is Cheating On Us at 9p, followed by The Real Housewives of Potomac at 10p. The Real Housewives of New York City debuts Wednesday, April 4 at 9p. On Thursday, April 5 Southern Charm bows at 9p, followed by Imposters at 10p. Sell It Like Serhant premieres Wednesday, April 11 at 10p, while Southern Charm New Orleans debuts Sunday, April 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX announced upcoming debut dates for five series. Beat Shazam, hosted by Jamie Fox, bows Tuesday, May 29 at 8p, followed by Love Connection, hosted by Andy Cohen, at 9p. So You Think You Can Dance returns Monday, June 4 at 8p, and MasterChef is back with a two-hour episode on Wednesday, May 30 at 8p.  The series premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back bows Wednesday, June 13 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turf war explodes on Season 3 of Saints and Sinners, returning Sunday, April 8 at 9p on Bounce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic takes viewers on a journey across the globe into outer space in new docuseries One Strange Rock, premiering Monday, March 26 at 10p. Will Smith hosts with astronauts sharing personal perspectives from their time in space. Nat Geo and Lakeshore Records partnered with composer Daniel Pemberton (All the Money in the World, Steve Jobs) on the score for the global event series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actors and good friend Matthew Goode (The Crown, Downton Abbey) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans) uncork some of the best wines in the world and share the stories that surround them in lifestyle/documentary series The Wine Show, bowing Wednesday, April 18 at 10p on Ovation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Long Lost Family returns on Sunday, April 8 at 10p. Hosted by Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, docu-series offers viewers a chance to hear stories from people who have endured a lifetime of separation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pet Vet Dream Team joins the CBS Dream Team… It’s Epic! three-hour Saturday morning block beginning Saturday, April 7. Lineup airs 9a to 12p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo is airing reunions for two sets of housewives. The Real Housewives of Atlanta bows Sunday, April 8 at 8p, while The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills go at it Tuesday, April 24 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will join the lineup of performers for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, airing Sunday, April 15 at 8p on CBS. In addition, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, actress Rebecca Romijn and Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn have been added as presenters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allison Williams (Get Out) joined the cast of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate EventsSinbad landed a lead role in FOX comedy pilot Rel….Pop TV’s upcoming drama Flack added to is ensemble cast. Joining star Anna Paquin are Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Criminal Justice), Genevieve Angelson (Good Girls Revolt, House of Lies), Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, Black Mirror), Rebecca Benson (Game of Thrones, White Princess), Arinze Kene (Crazyhead), Marc Warren (The Good Wife) and Rufus Jones (Episodes).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video is launching more sports programming under the All or Nothing banner. The docu-series will give unprecedented access to a team’s entire season. First up:  All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines, following the winningest program in college football team’s 2017 season, on Friday, April 6. Mark Harmon (NCIS) narrates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix announced a new show from Conde Nast Entertainment. Fastest Car launches Friday, April 6, with souped-up “sleeper” cars going head-to-head with one of the world’s most sought-after supercars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roku’s free, ad-supported VOD offering, The Roku Channel, is set to debut on select Samsung smart TVs this summer. The move could possibly pave the way for expansions to other streaming platforms not powered by the Roku OS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the first session following February sweep, Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 9% from the week before) hit a four-week high, blowing past Ellen DeGeneres (new season low 19, down 21%) and into second place among talkers behind leader Dr. Phil (3.2, down 3%). The big week for Live, up 14 % from last year and the only top four talk show in the plus column, was fueled by its Live After Oscar episode on March 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment Tonight (3.2, up 3%) finished first among magazines after a big night covering the Oscars and was the only mag to move up week-to-week, scoring its highest ratings since the week of February 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’s American Pride Week, saluting unsung heroes from teachers to police officers, grew from the prior week in Households (+6%), Total Viewers (+4%) and Women 25-54 (+17%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

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