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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 5/1/20)
AMAZON: Upload (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Trying (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Prop Culture (Premiere)
HBO: Betty (Premiere) at 11pm
NETFLIX: Almost Happy (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Into The Night (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Hollywood (Premiere)
PLUTO TV: D.L. Hughley Uncut (Premiere) at 8pm
BRAVO: Shahs of Sunset (Finale) at 9pm
CW: Charmed (Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 5/2/20)
NICKELODEON: Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 at 8pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Fire Masters (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 5/3/20)
BRAVO: Married To Medicine Los Angeles (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Billions (Premiere) at 9pm
FUSE: Ming’s Dynasty (Premiere) at 11pm
HALLMARK CHANNEL: Good Witch (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Buddy vs. Duff (Finale) at 9pm
HBO: Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (Finale) at 8pm
HBO: Westworld (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Good Girls (Finale) at 10pm
WEATHER: The World’s Deadliest Weather (Finale) at 8pm
WEATHER: Deadline To Disaster (Finale) at 9pm

AT&T announced WarnerMedia and ad tech unit Xandr are combining, with Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia & President, WarnerMedia International, overseeing all advertising responsibilities across AT&T. “We are in unprecedented times that amplify the priority across both WarnerMedia and Xandr, to deliver valuable results and outcomes for our agencies and clients,” said Zeiler. “Now more than ever, we need to simplify advertising and further our marketplace capabilities for our customers.” Kirk McDonald, Chief Business Officer, Xandr will continue to lead Xandr, reporting to Zeiler. AT&T launched Xandr in September 2018.
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In its quarterly earnings release, Comcast noted the coronavirus pandemic will have “a material adverse impact on our consolidated results over the near-to-medium term,” including the impact on NBCUniversal and Sky of the shutdown of production and live sports. Comcast lost 409,000 cable TV customers as cord-cutting accelerated, but added 477,000 new broadband subscribers, the most in the last 12 years, as wireless gains also helped cable division revenues to rise 4.5% from the same period in 2019. NBCU’s first quarter revenue dropped 7% from year-ago, to $7.7 billion. “This is a moment in time; and when it passes, I am very confident that the decisions we are making now will enable us to emerge from this crisis as a healthy, strong company that is well positioned to continue to grow and succeed,” said CEO Brian Roberts.
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Twitter reported record quarterly user growth, adding 14 million daily active users during 1Q20, an increase of 24% year-over-year. “More people than ever are coming to Twitter to learn about COVID-19, to connect with their interests, and to find people with common experience,” said Twitter in its letter to shareholders. The company also reported sales of $807.6 million, beating analysts’ estimates of $776 million, but warned its ad business took a hit in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis – ad revenue was down 27% from March 11 until the end of the month.
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James Corden is taking “a few nights off” from hosting CBS’s The Late Late Show due to what he described on Twitter as “minor surgery” on his eye. Corden had been hosting from his home since April 13.
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It’s back to the races for NASCAR. The stock-car outfit’s next event, held May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without spectators, will be the first of seven races over eleven days, and air on Fox. “NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials and all those in the local community,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR EVP and Chief Racing Development Officer. “We thank local, state and federal officials and medical experts, as well as everyone in the industry, for the unprecedented support in our return to racing.” NASCAR’s last race was March 8.
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Among the high-level executives hit by post-merger layoffs at ViacomCBS have been Tom Hayden, President of Smithsonian Networks and Sarah Babineau, Head of Comedy Central Content & Creative Enterprises. Chris McCarthy, President of ViacomCBS’s Entertainment & Youth division, said in a memo to staffers that cuts are the “final step to merge our four branded groups into one unified creative organization.” Viacom and CBS closed their merger in December.
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A new study from Nielsen found kids and teens are driving daytime TV viewing and streaming increases during COVID-19 shutdowns. While viewing is up across the total population, by far the biggest increases in viewing were among kids 6-11 and teens 12-17, particularly during daytime hours. Year-over-year percent increases for these demographics dwarfed those of all other age groups, hitting over 300% gains at mid-day. While the magnitude of the percent increases differs by age, kids 6-11 are outpacing all other demos for streaming gains, while teens 12-17 give the biggest boost to broadcast TV. Nielsen analyzed TV data across the top 25 markets measured by local people meters and portable people meters following the statewide shutdown orders.
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HGTV greenlit Hot Mess House, a self-shot series that has organization expert and coach Cassandra Aarssen taking a virtual tour of a client’s home (think overflowing playrooms, stuffed kitchens and inundated basements), and identifying an organization style that will work best for each situation. The four-episode series is slated to premiere in June. “With everyone spending so much time at home, we all have the itch to purge, organize and rearrange spaces,” said Jane Latman, President, HGTV. “Hot Mess House will inspire us to finally tackle the organization projects that have been languishing on our to-do lists for months.”
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Rebecca Drysdale has joined NBC’s The Tonight Show as head writer, taking over for Nedaa Sweiss. Drysdale, most recently head writer and executive producer for Nickelodeon’s All That revival, also counts among her credits Baskets, Key & Peele and High Maintenance.
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HBO and RAI renewed drama series My Brilliant Friend for a third season. The eight-episode second season, My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name, based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name, premiered in the US on March 16.
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Universal Television Alternative Studio grabbed rights to Menudo, a weekly boy band competition format from Mario Lopez’s Via Mar Productions, Live Animals, 3 Arts Entertainment and Foundation Management.
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Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, is teaming up with Tara Strong (The Fairly Odd Parents’ Timmy Turner), Eric Bauza (Woody Woodpecker), Jess Harnell (Transformers’ Ironhide), Jeff Bennett (Johnny Bravo), and other voice talent to record a series of kid-focused PSAs for the podcast, A Moment for Kids. Produced by Splash Entertainment in partnership with CurtCo Media, the messages are designed to help answer children’s questions during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Comedic physical game show Don’t, exec produced by Ryan Reynolds and hosted by Adam Scott (Big Little Lies), premieres Thursday, June 11 on ABC. In each episode, members of a four-person team strive to accomplish various challenges, such as “Don’t Blink,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Don’t Play Ball in the House,” as they work together to build their bank.
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Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro returns to Food Network on Saturday, May 16 at 12:30p. Episodes are shot in Garten’s East Hampton, NY home.
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The first three episodes L.A.’s Finest, season two drop on Spectrum Originals on Monday, June 8. Season one of the drama starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba has delivered 3.4 million viewers to date and has been the #1 viewed series on the Spectrum On Demand platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Court TV will air live audio of the cases being presented in front of the Supreme Court of the United States beginning May 4 at 10a, the first time Americans will be able to listen to real-time arguments To follow COVID-19 guidelines, the SCOTUS Justices have broken with tradition, deciding to hear arguments remotely in ten cases across six days (May 4-6 and May 11-13) and to allow the audio of these arguments to be broadcast live as they are happening.
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The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards are slated to air Sunday, November 15 at 9p, from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. E! says the show will “celebrate an unprecedented year in pop culture and bring together the entertainment community, its fans and honor the everyday heroes who’ve inspired us throughout the year.”
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Kicking off the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Fuse will honor Future Asian Pacific history makers who are currently using their voice to drive positive change. The effort is part of the ongoing Fuse Future History franchise.
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Disney Junior marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the debut of three new episodes and a new short-form interstitial series of its animated series, Mira, Royal Detective. Episodes premiere the first three Fridays in May, starting today at 11a.
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Bravo’s Summer House has a virtual reunion on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: @Home, airing Wednesday, May 6 at 9p.
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During Comcast’s earnings call, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell was asked why the company didn’t accelerate the rollout of streaming service Peacock, with so many more eyes on the screen during stay-at-home orders. “We’re in a marathon not a sprint,” said Shell. “We’re an advertising-based business… we’re not trying to gain subs.” Shell said early results have left NBCU “encouraged and even more optimistic long term” about Peacock.
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Netflix pulled an episode from season two of Designated Survivor in Turkey, “following a demand from the Turkish regulator,” said the streamer. The episode – depicting a fictitious Turkish president at odds with US president Tom Kirkman – remains in all other territories.
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A suite of AMC Networks dedicated channels has landed on Pluto TV. Stories by AMC, Slightly Off by IFC, All Reality WE tv, and The Walking Dead en Español, as well as select programming, will be available. “Free ad-supported streaming is an emerging category that gives us the ability to complement the content offerings of our linear networks and other new platforms in ways that serve viewers and advertising partners – all part of our strategy to make our content available to as many people as possible in a rapidly evolving media environment,” said Joshua Reader, President of Distribution and Development for AMC Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Quibi posted episodes of Most Dangerous Game, The Stranger and Dummy for free viewing on YouTube. Today is the final day customers can sign up for a 90-day free trial of the mobile-focused service.
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Fox cooking show Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back is now available to stream free on corporate sib Tubi. All episodes of seasons one and two are now available, while current season three episodes will be available on Tubi at least a week following their air on Fox.
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Season 14 of TV One docu-series Unsung delivered a combined reach of 5.7 million unique viewers P2+ during its premiere run, and ranked as the #1 series on cable, 2020-to-date, in the 10p timeslot among African American Households P25-54 and P2+.*
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ESPN and Netflix’s The Last Dance was the fastest growing TV series in the US and global top 200 during the week of April 19, according to Parrot Analytics, which found the doc about Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls grew 1,227% in the US and 2,299% globally compared to the previous week. The show had 37.2 times more demand than the average TV series in the US, and 30 times more demand than the average series globally.
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Food Network currently ranks as the #1 overall cable network on weekends in Total Day, and the #2 non-news cable network for the month in Total Day, among both P25-54 and W25-54. The network has reached more than 46 million viewers to date in April, marking a 6% increase year-over- year.
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MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $200 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 $51 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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