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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 4/1/20)
BOUNCE: In The Cut (Premiere) at 8pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: Crank Yankers (Premiere) at 10:30pm
DISCOVERY: Legends of the Wild (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: See No Evil (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: The Challenge (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Tournament of Champions (Finale) at 10pm
ID: In Pursuit with John Walsh (Finale) at 10pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: The Magicians (Finale) at 10pm

Hulu renewed Shrill for a third season, ordering eight new episodes of the comedy starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant. The series was developed by Bryant, showrunner Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West and inspired by West’s book, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.
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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. “I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills and shortness of breath,” he wrote on Twitter. “We will all beat this by being smart and tough and united!” Cuomo continues to anchor his show, Cuomo Prime Time, from the basement of his home.
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ESPN tennis announcer Patrick McEnroe also revealed his positive COVID-19 test on social media. McEnroe tweeted a video from his basement, noting he “got some minor symptoms about 10 or 11 days ago” and had just gotten his test results back Tuesday morning after going through a drive-through testing center in New York.
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BBC newsreader Georg Alagiah is one of the first British television stars to test positive for the coronavirus. He revealed his diagnosis to BBC News, having not been on-air in recent weeks. Alagiah said he has a mild case of the illness and is working towards recovery.
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Soap operas are usually programs you can count on to be originals, but ABC’s General Hospital will air repeat episodes on Fridays, from April 3 through May 22, due to production halted by the coronavirus. New episodes will continue to air Monday through Thursday.
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Comcast reports that since social distancing took effect, linear video consumption has increased by 4 hours per week, to 64, with VOD up 25% year-over-year. Comcast also said voice remote requests for “free movies” is up almost 50%.
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NFL owners voted to expand the playoffs to include 14 teams and will add postseason games on Nickelodeon and NBCUniversal’s streamer, Peacock. The changes were agreed to in the league’s latest collective-bargaining agreement with players and will go into effect with the upcoming 2020 season.
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Gotcha! Investigation Discovery announced the arrest of Frederick McCaskill thanks to a tip from a viewer of In Pursuit with John Walsh. The episode, which aired March 11, featured the fugitive, who is now awaiting extradition to Austin, TX, where he will face second degree felony charges for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and family violence.
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BBC America is expanding Wonderstruck, its dedicated 24-hour micro-net destination for wildlife and wonder, to two full days a week. Beginning April 2, Wonderstruck will be available on Thursdays in addition to its regular timeslot on Saturdays.
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Christopher Meloni will reprise his Law & Order: SVU role as Elliot Stabler in a newly-ordered NBC spinoff crime drama from Dick Wolf. The network ordered 13 episodes of the series, which revolves around the NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler. It marks the first show to come out of the new five-year multi-platform deal Wolf inked with Universal Television in March.
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Stephen Colbert’s animated news comedy Tooning Out The News is back in production and set to launch on Tuesday, April 7 on CBS All Access. The show’s crew is now working remotely.
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey executive producer, Dorothy Toran, has launched her own production company, reports Deadline. Lauren Grace Media will focus on development and production of non-fiction and scripted series, as well as incorporate a small talent management division. Toran is President and EP at the company, while former Vice President, Production at NBC Universal, Leslie Farrell, joins as SVP, Development and Executive Producer.
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USA Network and SYFY are partnering across NBCU on campaigns like “The More You Know” and actively planning others to be announced. In addition to regularly scheduled originals, USA is going “All In” with all-day themed marathons of shows including Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, NCIS, Temptation Island and more, as well as Harry Potter movie marathons. SYFY is inviting viewers to “Hang In. Geek Out.” with original programming and upcoming marathons. Twilight Zone Tuesdays, debuted March 31, and Futurama Saturday morning cartoons will run every Saturday in April.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto and Ari Graynor are joining forces for a live stream reading of the late Terrence McNally’s play Lips Together, Teeth Apart on Monday, April 6 on Broadway.com and its Face book and YouTube channels. Event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The performance will be dedicated to McNally, who died of complications from the coronavirus on March 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Master Minds premieres Monday, April 6 at 4p on Game Show Network.Trivia game show is hosted by Brooke Burns and features Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings.
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AXS TV debuts 14 episodes of Live From Daryl’s House on Sunday, April 14 at 9p. Created in 2007 by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates), the music series features jam session with Jason Mraz, Wyclef Jean, Fitz & The Tantrums, Train, Rob Thomas and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sophomore season of Bravo’s Married to Medicine Los Angeles bows Sunday, May 3 at 9p. Dr. Kendra Segura and Lia Diaz join the show’s group of doctors and wives.
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Duff Goldman and his team are back to create new masterpiece confections on Duff Takes the Cake, premiering Monday, May 4 at 10p. A sneak peek of the series airs Sunday, May 3 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN and Netflix moved up the premiere date of Michael Jordan documentary series The Last Dance to Sunday, April 19 from Tuesday, June 2. The 10-part series explores Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ quest for the sixth NBA Championship in 1998.
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Limited series I Know This Much Is True will now debut on Sunday, May 10 on HBO. From writer and director Derek Cianfrance, six-parter stars Mark Ruffalo as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga that follows their parallel lives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nicky Jam: El Ganador, the authorized bio-series based on the life and career of the Latin music superstar, will be available on Netflix in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 21. The 13-episode series previously debuted on Netflix internationally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy is bringing back Sharknado with a 16-hour marathon, kicking off Sunday April 5 at 8a. All six movies from the franchise will air in order.
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The Man Who Tried to Feed the World premieres Tuesday, April 21 at 8p on American Experience on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App (check local listings), telling the story of Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in fighting global hunger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime will air the TV premiere of The Hustlers, starring Jennifer Lopez. Film bows Saturday, April 25 at 9p.
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Pals and former castmates Zach Braff and Donald Faison have officially launched Scrubs re-watch podcast Fake Doctors, Real Friends With Zach + Donald at iHeartRadio. The pair will talk about all things related to the former NBC comedy. The first episode is now available.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is set to headline podcast Yang Speaks this spring, in partnership with Cadence 13. The show will air weekly and feature thought leaders on a variety of topics, including technology, entertainment, policy, sports, pop culture and more.
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TCM launches The Plot Thickens on Tuesday, April 28, a podcast about the movies and the people who make them. The first season is a seven-episode documentary about the life and work of Peter Bogdanovich titled “I’m Still Peter Bogdanovich.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s Elite topped TV Time’s Binge Report, ranking the number of a show’s binge sessions, for the week of March 23. Brooklyn Nine-Nine came second, followed by Friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coverage of the coronavirus pandemic drew viewers to entertainment magazines the week of March 16. Hitting its best rating since 2018 was Extra (new season high 1.2 Live+SD national Nielsen, up 9% from the week before). Entertainment Tonight (new season high 3.3, up 10%) finished first among all magazines for the tenth time in 11 weeks. Among the strongest upside percentage movers were TMZ (new sea son high 1.4, up 17%) and Daily Mail TV (13-week high 0.9, up 13%).
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