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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 3/31/20)
HISTORY: The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: If Loving You Is Wrong (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: Little People, Big World (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Little Johnstons (Premiere) at 10pm
TBS: Miracle Workers (Finale) at 10:30pm
USA: The Biggest Loser (Finale) at 9pm

Disney Executive Chairman and former CEO Bob Iger will take no salary and new CEO Bob Chapek will take a 50% pay cut as part of the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis is having “a devastating impact on the global and U.S. economies, and it’s hitting businesses like ours particularly hard,” wrote Chapek in a memo to employees. “In a matter of weeks, we’ve experienced widespread disruption across our company, with our domestic parks and hotels closed indefinitely, our cruise line suspended, our film and TV production halted and theatrical distribution delayed both domestically and internationally, and our retail stores shut down. While I am confident we will get through this challenging period together and emerge even stronger, we must take necessary steps to manage the short- and long-term financial impact on our company.” Company VPs will have salaries reduced by 20%, SVPs by 25%, and EVP and above by 30%.
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The premiere of Nat Geo limited series Genius: Aretha, focused on Aretha Franklin, has been postponed due to production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “It has become clear that the series will not be completed in time for our previously announced Memorial Day airdate,” said the network. “We look forward to resuming work as soon as is possible and safe, and at that time will announce a new premiere date for later this year.”
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Netflix renewed Locke and Key for a second season. Series based on the graphic novel premiered in February. On the flip side, it’s one-and-done for the streamer’s V-Wars, starring Ian Somerhalder as an infectious disease specialist, and monster-hunting drama October Faction.
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Sixty percent of consumers say they are less inclined to use a product if the brand uses their data for any purpose, according to a GroupM survey, “Consumer Trust in Digital Marketing.” The report also said 37% of consumers feel digital ads are too intrusive, and are increasingly deleting cookies and browser history. “Marketers need to focus on using the right digital platforms to reach consumers, to be transparent about how data is gathered and used, and to think holistically about the many media venues where they can build consumer relationships,” concluded the report.
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The Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place July 23-August 8, 2021,the International Olympic Committee confirmed. “These new dates give the health authorities and all involved in the organisation of the Games the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the IOC. “The new dates, exactly one year after those originally planned for 2020 also have the added benefit that any disruption that the postponement will cause to the international sports calendar can be kept to a minimum, in the interests of the athletes and the international federations.”
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Also postponed: ABC spin-off The Bachelor Summer Games. The show (never formally announced) was intended as counter-programming to the Olympics, a la2018’s The Bachelor Winter Games. Still moving forward is The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, a romance reality competition with a musical twist, launching Monday, April 13.
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Facebook is investing $100 million in news reporting during the COVID-19 crisis, including a $25 million emergency relief fund for local news via the Facebook Journalism Project, and $75 million in marketing spend with news organizations globally. “If people needed more proof that local journalism is a vital public service, they’re getting it now,” said a Facebook post. “And while almost all businesses are facing adverse financial effects from this crisis, we recognize we’re in a more privileged position than most, and we want to help.”
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Trioscope Studios, the new studio dedicated to next-generation enhanced hybrid animation, announced a partnership with Truly*Adventurous to adapt co-founder Greg Nichols’ article The Havana Job as a TV series. The Havana Job follows three CIA agents as they bungle their way into Fidel Castro’s clutches while attempting to bug diplomatic offices in Havana. Michael LeSieur (Keeping Up With The Joneses) will write the adaptation; executive producers for Trioscope include L.C. Crowley, Brandon Barr, Greg Jonkajtys and Brian Lavin as well as Greg Nichols and Matthew Pearl for Truly*Adventurous.
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Michael Bay (Transformers) and his Bay Films inked a first look deal with Sony Pictures to produce film and television projects, reports TheWrap. Bay most recently directed Netflix’s 6 Underground.
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Fuse Media has launched Be Change, a call-to-action, social responsibility initiative for its multicultural millennial and Gen Z audience. The campaign includes a series of on-air interstitials, graphics, and digital support and social media messaging aimed at keeping Fuse’s audience informed, active and mentally stimulated in their communities while remaining socially isolated during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Be Change is specifically designed to encourage participation, giving our audience both the ‘why’ and the ‘where’ their involvement can make a real difference on the issues that matter most to them,” said Mark McIntire, Head of Marketing.
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Children’s author Dav Pilkey (Dog Man) is collaborating with the Library of Congress to entertain children and families online during the coronavirus pandemic. Dav Pilkey at Home will feature new video content on Friday mornings at 8a on social media channels and the websites of the Library and Scholastic. Beginning April 1, free activities will be available online including how-to-draw demonstrations, engaging read-a-louds and resources from the Library’s collections.
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Hallmark Channel talent is helping celebrate heroes in the COVID-19 crisis, from doctors and nurses to people stocking grocery shelves, in a series of videos and social media posts. The announcement follows Hallmark’s pledge on Friday to donate two million cards encouraging people to connect with loved ones in a time of social distancing.
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Freeform has launched a multiplatform social distancing campaign, #StayTheFFHome, featuring network talent in out-of-home, on-air and social PSAs. As part of the campaign, the network is airing a special marathon of Everything’s Gonna Be Okay on Friday, April 3, starting at 5:30p, featuring a live social talkback with the series’ talent on Twitter and Instagram Live.
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Ovation TV is celebrating a virtual Arts Advocacy Day (the annual in-person event, set to take place today, March 31, was canceled), by making select arts programming available to all on Ovation NOW, and its web site. Content lives in a new section called “Art House,” including original Ovation titles The Art Of, The Method and Young Marvels, along with classic episodes of Inside the Actors Studio.
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The Fab Lab has launched a new live stream experience called The Fab Lab Digital Daycare. Four hours of live daily “virtual childcare” includes supplementary educational programming for children K-5 with a science DIY, kids’ workout, snack ideas, storytime, and more.
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Estrella Media, the Spanish-language media company, launched the music video Cuidate (Take Care of Yourself), as part of its #SiSePuede (Yes We Can) community empowerment campaign for COVID-19 prevention.
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BET is informing and empowering fans with a daily curated content series, #BETHouseParty, a BET Digital live series with programming ranging from musical performances and DJ sets to master classes, lifestyle hacks and more. #BETHouseParty joins ViacomCBS’ social distancing campaign #AloneTogether in partnership with the Ad Council and the US government to support fans during the global pandemic.
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Nickelodeon dives into the monsterverse with action-comedy series Ollie’s Pack, premiering Monday, April 6 at 4p. Series combines the struggles of tween life with the responsibility of controlling a dimension of monsters.
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Remy & Boo premieres on Universal Kids on Friday, May 1 at 10a. Preschool series explores the friendship between a six-year-old girl and her pink robot.
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The first edition of new ID series ID Breaking Now focuses on disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. “Weinstein was a monster, masked as a mogul, and as we developed this series which will investigate society’s most heinous criminals, he was at the top of our list,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “Using a unique breaking news style, our team will share unseen documents, forensic evidence and heartbreaking personal accounts that further expose Weinstein’s reign of terror in Hollywood.”
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Coming back to the CW lineup with new episodes are Nancy Drew on Sunday, April 8; Riverdale on Wednesday, April 15; Katy Keene on Thursday, April 16, along with the season debut of In the Dark; The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Tuesday, April 21; and Batwoman and Supergirl on Sunday, April 26.
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Discovery Channel is giving viewers an early taste of its annual Shark Week summer stunt. “Shark Week in a Weekend,” running Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, will tell shark stories with innovative research technology, as well as include the event’s first scripted feature-length film, Capsized: Blood in the Water.
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Tonight at 9p, National Lampoon is hosting another National Lampoon Quarantine Live with Harrison Greenbaum and special guests, Sarah Dooley, Joe Devito, Joe Larson. Yesterday, National Lampoon released an original pilot, Max Riddle, on YouTube.
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Starz is starting off next month with “April Fools Fun,” with movies including Patch Adams, The Truman Show, Napoleon Dynamite and more.
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TNT is saying “Let’s Get Foolish” on Wednesday, April 1, starting at 11a with Ted. Also in the lineup of comedies are Get Hard, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Dumb & Dumber.
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Due to post production delays, the 2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina, taped February 29 and scheduled to air Sunday, April 5 on NBC, will now air at a later date to be announced. In its original timeslot, NBC will broadcast the 2019 Beverly Hills Dog Show, featuring Best in Show winner Bono, the most-winning Havanese in history.
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HGTV is running marathons of fan favorite shows this week, starting each day at 6a. Today’s offering kicks off with Good Bones until noon, followed by Love It or List It until 9p.
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USA Network is running a fan-driven, farewell marathon of Modern Family on Saturday, April 4 from 1p-2a. The comedy has aired in syndication on USA since September 2013; series finale airs on ABC on April 8.
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Vice President Joe Biden has launched a podcast, Here’s the Deal. Episodes feature in-depth conversations with experts, “paired with the heart, compassion and wisdom only Joe can deliver,” said Biden’s web site. New episodes will be available weekly.
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Fox’s iHeartRadio Living Room Concert for America special and ABC’s American Idol each earned a 1.3 rating among A18-49 on Sunday. The benefit drew 4.57 million viewers, while Idol delivered 7.27 million.
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Food Network’s Tournament of Champions on Wednesday posted a 1.0 P25-54 rating and a 1.2 W25-54 rating (Live+3), with last week’s episode ranking #3 among ad-supported cable within its timeslot for both P25-54 and W25-54, as well as #2 among Millennials P25-34.
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The most social show the week of March 23 was E! News, while Netflix’s Stranger Things topped streamers, according to Shareablee.
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Netflix’s Freud topped TV Time’s list of Shows on the Rise (week-over-week growth) for the week of March 23, followed by Teletoon’s Ratz. Tiger King placed third.
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CBS News veteran Maria Mercader died from COVID-19 complications. She was 54. A long-time journalist, Mercader had most recently been working as director of talent and strategy. “A paragon of grit and grace, she embodied the best of the @CBSNews mission,” tweeted Dan Rather.
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Actor David Schramm has died at age 73. No cause of death was given. Schramm was best known to TV audiences for playing Roy Biggins on Wings.
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Japanese comedian and television personality Ken Shimura died March 29 of complications from the coronavirus. He was 70. Shimura tested positive on March 24.
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