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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 4/30/19)
A&E: Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (Premiere) at 10pm
BET: Ladies Night (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: The 100 (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: The Curse of Civil War Gold (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Baki (Premiere) at 3am
NETFLIX: Ingress: The Animation (Premiere) at 3am
BRAVO: Mexican Dynasties (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: The Curse of Oak Island (Finale) at 9pm
OWN: If Loving You Is Wrong (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: At Home with Amy Sedaris (Finale) at 10pm

CBS is slotting 30-minute retrospective Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell to air the same night as The Big Bang Theory’s series finale. The special, hosted by Johnny Galecki and Kayle Cuoco, airs Thursday, May 16 at 9:30p, following the one-hour Big Bang closer at 8p and Young Sheldon finale at 9p. CBS says the special will “lead fans on a trip down memory lane, sharing some of the best-kept backstage secrets and memories from the past 12 years.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Longtime talk-show host Larry King is in the hospital recovering after an angioplasty and stent procedure last Thursday. On-demand digital TV network Ora TV clarified in a statement that contrary to some media reports, King’s “doctors say he did not have a heart attack and he did not go into cardiac arrest.” The 85-year-old is scheduled to be released soon and is expected to make a full recovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is expanding Desus & Mero, airing the show two nights a week for a special summer run. Starting Monday, May 6 the late-night talk show will be telecast Monday and Thursday nights at 11p, until its August hiatus beginning Monday, August 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The WGA West‘s Inclusion Report Card for the 2017-2018 television season revealed that women and people of color remain underrepresented relative to their percentages in the U.S. population, and discrimination worsens at upper levels. On television writing staffs, people of color are mostly concentrated at lower levels. While women made up half of staff writers, as job categories advance, the percentage of women in those positions dropped. In addition, only 17% of TV executive producers and 24% showrunners were women, while people of color composed 45% of staff writers, but only 12% of EPs and 12% of showrunners.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hearst Television was honored with the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2019 Service to America Award for Television, in the Ownership Group category. The NAB Leadership Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters, annually presents the Celebration of Service to America Awards honoring the outstanding public service commitment of local television and radio broadcasters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access ordered a sophomore season of The Twilight Zone. “Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of The Twilight Zone is off to an amazing start on CBS All Access, driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President Original Content at CBS All Access.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime picked up a second season of Black Monday. The comedy, starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hill, centers on a motley crew of underdogs causing the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. The series will resume production on 10 episodes later this year for a 2020 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX greenlit an aftershow with a twist. What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage is an aftershow, but to a fake TV show — sci-fi thriller drama The Flare. The project, co-created and hosted by Savage, is set to premiere Sunday, June 30 at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Octavia Spencer’s newly launched production company, Orit Entertainment, with partner Brian Clisham, signed an exclusive three-year pod deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The duo will develop television and film projects across all genres “that inspire, uplift and most importantly, entertain,” according to 20th TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Phil Lord and Chris Miller inked a five-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. Under the pact’s terms, the Oscar-winning writing/directing/producing duo will develop live-action comedy and drama series as well as animated shows via their Lord Miller Productions company, including a set of TV series based on Sony’s Universe of Marvel characters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment acquired the rights to Joseph Finder’s New York Times bestselling thriller Judgment with plans to develop it into a series. Atlas’ President Richard Suckle and Roven will serve as Executive Producers, with Atlas’ Robert Amidon, who brought the project to the company, serving as Producer. The novel centers on Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, who’s blackmailed after a one-night affair with a man she meets at a conference.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury partnered with Night School and Girls Trip producer Will Packer on Central Ave. The half-hour, multicultural entertainment news magazine show will air live from Atlanta and is set to launch November 4 on select Fox Television Stations for a five-week preview. Julissa Bermudez (106 & Park) and former Olympic track star Sanya Richards-Ross will co-host the series, marking the first time two women of color have been named to such positions in an entertainment magazine news show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stolen Picture, the production company set up by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, is adapting Ben Aaronovitch’s fantasy drama Rivers of London, reports Deadline. The series follows Peter Grant, an ordinary police constable turned magician’s apprentice as he solves crimes across the British capital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury partnered with Night School and Girls Trip producer Will Packer on Central Ave. The half-hour, multicultural entertainment news magazine show will air live from Atlanta and is set to launch November 4 on select Fox Television Stations for a five-week preview. Julissa Bermudez (106 & Park) and former Olympic track star Sanya Richards-Ross will co-host the series, marking the first time two women of color have been named to such positions in an entertainment magazine news show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stolen Picture, the production company set up by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, is adapting Ben Aaronovitch’s fantasy drama Rivers of London, reports Deadline. The series follows Peter Grant, an ordinary police constable turned magician’s apprentice as he solves crimes across the British capital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During its second annual NewFront event in NYC, Viacom announced that flagship networks BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon will be introduced to Pluto TV’s channel lineup and its new slate of original digital programming “Our remarkable growth continues to be driven by an investment in premium original programming and experiences that engage our young, diverse audiences on the platforms they love most, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for our advertising partners to join the conversation,” said Kelly Day, President of Viacom Digital Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The company’s channels will launch on Pluto on Wednesday, May 1 with content from Viacom’s library on three categories of branded channels: Co-branded Flagship Channels, with curated versions of Viacom’s leading networks; Signature Channels, with celebrated and diversified programming from each brand; and Pop-Up Channels, delivering marathon-style airings, starting with MTV’s The Hills, which will re-air ahead of the revival series The Hills: New Beginnings premiering Thursday, June 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new content slate includes: How to Survive: A Break-Up, AwesomenessTV’s scripted romantic comedy starring Eva Gutowksi; Black Coffee, BET’s daily morning talk show starring Marc Lamont Hill; Comedy Central’s untitled late-night show from David Spade; MTV No Filter: Tana Turns 21, following Tana Mongeau and her crazy crew as they navigate vlog life; and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Smarty Pants Game Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV will bring the 2019 Video Music Awards to the Garden State for the first time ever, live on Monday, August 26 at 9p from Prudential Center. The news came as part of Twitter’s 2019 NewFronts presentation and unveiled the MTV VMA Stan Cam, which will let fans take control of their VMA viewing experience in new ways. Using a series of short-form streams on Twitter, MTV will ask fans to decide which stars they’d like to watch, follow backstage, go behind the scenes and poll on a live reaction cam during the show’s biggest moments.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Television’s RuPaul is set to debut Monday, June 10 in New York (WNYW FOX 5 at 7p, WWOR My9 at 5p), Los Angeles (KTTV FOX 11 at 6p, KCOP My13 at 8p), San Francisco (KTVU FOX 2 at 2p, KTVU Plus 13 at 3p), Houston (KRIV FOX 26 at 3p), Phoenix (KSAZ FOX 10 at 2p), Minneapolis (WFTC My9 Plus at 8p) and Charlotte (WJZY FOX 46 at 10a). The weekday talk show will be broadcast for a limited three-week run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality premieres Wednesday, June 26 at 8p. The documentary follows the Alabama lawyer and author of Just Mercy, who has been working for over 30 years to bring justice to the incarcerated, wrongfully convicted and disadvantaged.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Masters explores the six-decade career of playwright and LBGTQ activist Terrence McNally in Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life. The new doc bows Friday, June 14 at 9p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules three-part reunion kicks off on Monday, May 6 at 9p. Host Andy Cohen sits down with Lisa Vanderpump and current and former SURvers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Zylka (The Leftovers) and Taveeta Syzmanowicz (Operation Faction) will recur in USA drama Dare Me…. Hulu’s upcoming limited series, Little Fires Everywhere, added Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott and Lexi Underwood as series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the Transformers franchise, Hasbro, Inc. introduced a new brand campaign celebrating how much we’re all More Than Meets the Eye. It kicked it off with a video featuring Angela Bassett, who starred in 2018’s Bumblebee film, mentioning that in addition to being a Golden Globe Award recipient, she is also a graduate of Yale College and Yale University. More Than Meets the Eye will be promoted throughout 2019 with new videos dropping every month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oscar nominated director John Singleton died April 29 from complications of a stroke he suffered on April 17. He was 51. Singleton’s television work included series like Snowfall, which he co-created; American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson; and Empire.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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