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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/6/18)
HBO: Vice (Premiere) at 11pm
MSNBC: Revolution (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Josh Gates’ Destination Truth (Premiere) at 9pm
CINEMAX: Strike Back (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 4/7/18)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: Jabu’s Jungle (Premiere) at 7am
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: The Magic Cellar (Premiere) at 8am
CBS: Ransom (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: 20/20 on ID Presents: Homicide (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT. GEO WILD: The Adventures of Buckeye Bottoms (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Trading Spaces (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Nate & Jeremiah By Design (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Chadwick Boseman, Musical Guest: Cardi B at 11:30pm
HGTV: House Hunters Renovation (Finale) at 10pm
ID: A Crime To Remember (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 4/8/18)
ANIMAL PLANET: River Monsters: Legendary Locations (Premiere) at 7pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers (Premiere) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Robson Greene: Extreme Fisherman (Premiere) at 10pm
AXS TV: Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (Premiere) at 9pm
AXS TV: Real Money (Premiere) at 9:30pm
BBC AMERICA: Killing Eve (Premiere) at 8pm
BOUNCE: Saints and Sinners (Premiere) at 9pm
COWBOY CHANNEL: Honky Tonk Ranch (Premiere) at 8:30pm
HGTV: Caribbean Life (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
ID: An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Unforgotten on Masterpiece (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Deadly Intelligence (Premiere) at 10pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Aerial Cities (Premiere) at 8pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Aerial Africa (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Long Island Medium (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Long Lost Family (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Unsung: Avant (Premiere) at 9pm
WORLD: Battleground Everglades (Premiere) at 12:30pm
ID: Evil Lives Here (Finale) at 9pm

BBC America renewed new series Killing Eve for a second season, days before its Sunday, April 8 world premiere. The drama, from Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and stars Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways) and Jodie Comer (The White Princess, Thirteen).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce is allowing affiliates to air the HD season 3 premiere episode its drama series Saints & Sinners on their primary channels between April 10-14. This opportunity allows stations to promote their carriage of Bounce and encourage sampling of the series. Saints & Sinners debuts Sunday, April 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An LA Superior Court judge ruled Judge Judy Sheindlin’s annual salary of $45 million is not unreasonable. This in response to a lawsuit brought by Richard Lawrence, a talent agent who receives a commission on Judge Judy profits. Lawrence accused Big Ticket Television and CBS of overpaying Sheindlin, and thereby reducing his piece of the profits.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse Media is launching three divisions to engage in a more multiplatform approach to content and distribution. Fuse Digital Content Studio will create content for Fuse platforms, social media and other distributors. Fuse Collab is a branded entertainment division that will partner with brands to create custom content and experiences, and the Audience Development Division will be responsible for growing distribution for Fuse’s short form content. Among short form programming being produced by Fuse Digital Content Studio are docu-cooking series Made From Scratch, Weekly News Rap, and Behind The Bar, showcasing music artists making cocktails while discussing inspo for their latest albums.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NYU’s 16th Annual Fusion Film Festival kicked off yesterday, dedicated to celebrating the work of women in film, television and new media. On Saturday, Karen Horne, NBC’s SVP of programming talent development & inclusion, will be honored for her work for increasing representation of diverse people in front and behind the camera. Horne oversees the company’s Talent Infusion Programs, aimed at discovering and developing diverse talent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A series inspired by Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures is in development at Nat Geo. Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, the film’s exec producers, are set to serve the same role on the TV project based on the story of three brilliant African American women working at NASA at the time of the 1969 Apollo moon landing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History is joining with the King Center to observe the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King for short form content Mountaintop Moments, based on King’s landmark “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, and features prominent Americans from diverse backgrounds sharing their hope for the future and how they see King’s vision alive in the world today. Videos will run on-air and across History’s digital and social platforms throughout 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s death.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network has inked its first pilot order. The Viacom net, which launched in January to succeed the former Spike, gave a green light to a pilot for First Wives Club, a half-hour comedy from Tracy Oliver, who penned Girls Trip, and Paramount Television. The project is based on the 1996 film from Paramount Pictures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon greenlit Lorena, a Prime original series exec-produced by Jordan Peele and produced by Monkeypaw and Sonar Entertainment. Directed by documentary filmmaker Joshua Rofe (Lost for Life), Lorena is a four-part doc series that probes the case of John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt and challenges the long-held narrative that surrounded this event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dark comedy Dead To Me has been given a 10-episode order from Netflix. From writer Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gloria Sanchez Productions, and CBS TV Studios, story follows a strong friendship that emerges between an uptight widow and a free spirit who harbors a big secret. Feldman is exec producing with Ferrell, McKay and Jessica Elbaum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel will debut two new aerial adventures on Sunday, April 8 – Aerial Cities at 8p and Aerial Africa at 9p. The new series follow in the flight path of a previous success for the network and production exec Charles Poe. “Fans of Aerial America will recognize the formula – soaring journeys filled with surprising stories and amazing sights,” Poe, SVP, production, Smithsonian Channel, tells Cynopsis. “Only this time we’re taking a deeper, day-in-the-life look at our country’s greatest cities in Aerial Cities, revealing how they run, what makes them distinctive and how their citizens make them home. So much of their vibrant life is best seen by air, and even if you’re a native of Seattle or Chicago or Las Vegas, we bet you’ll discover something new and unexpected.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE Superstars Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, John Cena and Daniel Bryan will return with an inside look at their lives outside of the ring in a new season of Total Bellas, premiering Sunday, May 20 at 9p on E!
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW Network acquired new 10-episode legal drama Burden of Truth from Entertainment One (eOne). Series, about a big-city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case,  will bow on the network this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s 10 times a charm for Iron Chef America, which returns to Food Network with a new 10-ep season beginning Wednesday, May 16 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Universal Kids is expanding its slate of content across the next 18 months including DreamWorks Animation Television’s new original series, DreamWorks Where’s Waldo?, based on the global publishing hit. Universal Kids will also debut eight series from the DreamWorks library, including the DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge and The Adventures of Puss in Boots.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce is allowing affiliates to air the HD season 3 premiere episode of the network’s drama series Saints & Sinners on their primary channels between April 10-14. The opportunity allows stations to promote their carriage of Bounce and encourage sampling of the series, which debuts on Bounce this Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNET Movies celebrates action icon Chuck Norris with a six-film marathon in the Nonstop Norris block on Saturday, April 7. Titles include Hero and the Terror, Silent Rage and Invasion U.S.A.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lampoon alumni and Veep executive producer David Mandel, Simpsons executive producer Al Jean and longtime Saturday Night Live writer Jim Downey will stop by CBS’ 60 Minutes this Sunday, April 8 to discuss for a rare peak into the selective membership ritual of the elusive Harvard mainstay, the first step for many toward a career in comedy. Jon Wertheim also gets a firsthand account from a staffer of being threatened by Donald Trump’s personal lawyer after the Lampoon pulled an epic prank on Trump when he was still a candidate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress, producer and best-selling author Gabrielle Union and three-time NBA champ Dwyane Wade will take a break from their day jobs to complete a major home transformation in HGTV special All-Star Flip. In a twist for the couple’s fans, they’ll showcase their love of home renovation in the half-hour special,  which premieres Thursday, April 12, at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV’s May slate includes two new-to-the-network series – BBC Wales drama series Keeping Faith, and Australian comedy Sando, premiering May 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV salutes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with a loaded Saturday Stack lineup of concert films, interviews, docs and more featuring some of the Hall’s most iconic inductees including Rush, the Doors and Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday, April 14 – t The Sling International app is now available on the Xfinity X1 platform. Xi customers can access Sling’s catalog of more than 395 international channels… In related news, Fuse Media’s flagship network is available to Sling TV subscribers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Looks like Sonos may be preparing for an IPO. In the past month, the connected-speaker manufacturer has posted ads search for applicants with public company experience to fill key legal and finance roles; one listing mentions that Sonos is preparing its financial reporting in compliance with rules for public companies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HITN TV will take over management of VidaySalud.com, the online source of health information in Spanish. Every month, this site hosts more than 2.5 million unique page views, sends more than 6 million emails to its subscribers, and interacts with 600,000 plus followers on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video will present an immersive For Your Consideration (FYC) Emmy experience around its content including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Mozart in the Jungle, The Dangerous Book for Boys and Long Strange Trip. It’s the second consecutive year the service will put on the experience, which will take place at the Hollywood Athletic Club in Hollywood, CA, April 12 and 27, and include screenings and panels with series cast and creators.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Karl Urban scored the lead in Amazon’s straight to series superhero drama The Boys…. Mexican host Marco Antonio Regil will join Un Nuevo Dia, Telemundo’s Emmy-winning morning show, starting Monday, April 16. Regil joins Rashel Díaz and Adamari Lopez, to host the morning news and entertainment live show that airs daily at 7a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tracy Morgan is back in the house. Morgan’s return to television in TBSThe Last O.G.  on Tuesday scored the network 1.8 million total viewers in Live + Same Day. That marks the biggest cable comedy premiere since 2016, and the biggest TBS original debut ever.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s The Zoo on March 31 averaged 1.2M Total Viewers P2+ and broke series ratings records across the 25-54 demo (Adults, Men, Women) in L+3. The premiere was up double digits (+20%) among Adults 25-54 versus last week’s premiere and pushed Animal Planet into ad supported cable’s Top 10 in its time period on Saturday among A25-54 (#10), M25-54(#10) and Total Viewers P2+ (#9).
(Source: Cynopsis)

In 1Q28, Univision consistently increased its weekend primetime audience levels among Total Viewers 2+, A18-49 and A18-34. Season 3 of Pequenos Gigantes averaged 2.2 million Total Viewers 2+, 903,000 A18-49 and 402,000 A18-34, ranking as  the No. 1 reality series in primetime, regardless of language, among Hispanic viewers in the demographic groups of Total Viewers 2+, A18-49 and A18-34 during the quarter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Blockers – Leslie Mann Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathyrn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins
Chappaquiddick – Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Olivia Thirlby, Clancy Brown, Taylor Nichols,
The Miracle Season – Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, Erin Moriarity, Tiera Skovbye, Rebecca Staab, Natalie Sharp, Lillian Doucet-Roche
A Quiet Place – Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $45 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $74 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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