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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/19/20)
CW: DC’s Stargirl (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Sweet Magnolias (Premiere)
YOU TUBE: The Secret Life of Lele Pons (Premiere)
BRAVO: Vanderpump Rules (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: The Voice (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Little People, Big World (Finale) at 9pm

FX and Sky picked up season two of Breeders. The parental comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard made its FX debut on March 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Loni Love (The Real) is the new voice of WE tv’s Bridezillas, on the way back this fall for season 13. The reality show ran from 2004-2013, and returned for a reboot in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and International for Walt Disney Co., is leaving to take on the job of COO of tech giant Bytedance, where he’ll serve as CEO of TikTok. Rebecca Campbell, most recently President of Disneyland Resort, was named as his replacement. “Kevin has had an extraordinary impact on our company over the years,” said Bob Chapek, who in February was named Disney CEO, a job some speculated Mayer would get. “He has done a masterful job of overseeing and growing our portfolio of streaming services, while bringing together the creative and technological assets required to launch the hugely successful Disney+ globally. Having worked alongside Kevin for many years on the senior management team, I am enormously grateful to him for his support and friendship and wish him tremendous success going forward.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery launched a new campaign, with a new spin on its classic “The World Is Awesome” ad from 12 years ago. The new spot reflects the current world, and network talent. “The essence of ‘The World Is Awesome’ is core to our brand and what Discovery was founded upon. It just seemed the right time to remind all of us that even during challenges, we will do our best to find beauty in the things around us and our mission remains focused,” said Josh Kovolenko, SVP of marketing, Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charter Communications is providing one month of free service to any new customer signing up for Spectrum Business as their connectivity provider. “Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy and will be leading America’s economic recovery in the weeks and months ahead,” said Jonathan Hargis, EVP and CMO, Charter. “Just as small businesses serve their local communities, we are proud to play a role in supporting their connectivity needs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon, TIME and TIME for Kids announced that submissions have opened for the first Kid of the Year honor, a multiplatform initiative recognizing extraordinary young leaders. Five honorees will be featured in a TV special hosted by Daily Show host Trevor Noah and simulcast on Nick and CBS in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Law&Crime has launched on Verizon FiOS, beginning a planned expansion on cable. The live trial network is already available on OTT platforms including Sling, fuboTV, Philo, Vidgo, Comcast Xfinity, XUMO and TV Plus as well as select basic cable providers. The net plans to create and acquire more original programming as part of its daily lineup and unscripted series portfolio, as well as continue producing original documentary-style programs on high profile trials for other cable networks through its production arm, Law&Crime Productions. “Our growth from digital to OTT to cable is a tribute to the viewer appetite for the true crime genre but the key for us has been in becoming the dominant player in the live trial space,” said founder/CEO Dan Abrams. “Verizon Fios and Cincinatti Bell are two key launches for the network in the cable space with many more to come.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE boasts the company’s official YouTube channel surpassed 60 million subscribers, ranking it as the #1 Sports channel on YouTube, ahead of the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, ESPN and NASCAR. It is also the fifth most-viewed channel in the world, with 43 billion video views, behind T-Series, Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, SET India and Zee TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook said it has sold about $100 million in Quest VR content over the past year. Twenty titles drew at least $1 million each, with 10 of those surpassing $2 million in sales. During 1Q20, “other” revenue, driven mainly by Oculus products, was up 80% year-over-year to $297 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer Ben Salter (Road Rules, The Simple Life, Khloe and Lamar) has partnered with Asylum Entertainment Group’s Founder and CEO, Steve Michaels, to launch production company 72 Steps Media in a joint venture with The Content Group, Asylum’s flagship content collective. Salter will work closely alongside Michaels as well as Jodi Flynn, President of The Content Group. “After meeting Steve and Jodi, it was clear The Content Group is the perfect environment for creating and collaboration – their infrastructure and open partnership truly provides an invaluable resource for content creation.” The Content Group’s business model allows creative partners to earn profits as if they had equity in the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV International ordered self-shot online series Served! With Jade Thirlwall, as part of ViacomCBS’s celebration for Global Pride. In the 100 Productions six-parter, singer Thirlwall will compete with celebrity drag queens to cook a themed dinner from a package of mystery ingredients.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TVT Productions is producing a documentary exploring the role of the iconic RAF Dambusters bomber squadron on D-Day, to be shown on Smithsonian Channel in the UK and US to mark the anniversary of the Allied landings in June. In D-Day and the Dambusters, historian and former RAF navigator John Nichol reveals how 617 Squadron fooled Hitler and the German high command into believing the Allies were invading Calais, instead of Normandy, by creating the impression of a fake fleet with their Lancaster bombers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Sandler will star in Netflix film Hustle, focused on a basketball scout unjustly fired after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player abroad. Sandler’s Happy Madison is producing alongside LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. The project is part of Sandler’s movie deal with Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New series Dead Reckoning makes its debut on ID on Thursday, June 4 at 9p, followed by A Time to Kill, another true crime show following investigators piecing together homicide mysteries, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

House Hunters: Comedians on Couches (fka House Hunters: LOL) runs Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5 at 10p. HGTV’s special event has Dan Levy (Indebted) and Natasha Leggero (Neighbors) joined by their comedian friends Whitney Cummings (Whitney), Eliot Glazer (Liza on Demand), John Mulaney (SNL), Chris Redd (SNL) and J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) offering color commentary on classic episodes of much-loved, much-maligned series House Hunters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Ryan Murphy’s dark comedy The Politician drops Friday, June 19 on Netflix. Judith Light is back as a senator with Bette Midler playing her chief of staff, characters introduced in the season one final episode. Seven season two episodes had been completed before the coronavirus production shutdown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also back for a sophomore run is Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, returning July 31. Season one, which dropped in February 2019, was the streamer’s third most popular release of the year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV will be the US home of Studio Lambert’s thriller The Nest, starring Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders), starting July 13.The five-part drama, which debuted on UK’s BBC One in March, is also heading to Asia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC’s Red Nose Day special on Thursday, May 21 at 9p. Also hopping aboard the two-hour event to raise money for children in need are Julia Roberts, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Paul Rudd, 5 Seconds of Summer, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Garner, Ricky Gervais, Joel McHale, Stephen Merchant, Sarah Silverman and Susan Kelechi-Watson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Al Roker Entertainment has joined with Northwell Health to produce this year’s Side By Side: A Celebration of Service, airing Monday, May 25 at 7p on WNBC Channel 4. “We were working with Northwell Health before this pandemic hit and were ahead of the curve by highlighting these inspirational healthcare workers and it wasn’t by design,” said Roker. “It hits home for me because my sister is a nurse practitioner and my baby brother Chris is the CEO of New York City Health + Hospitals and he works seven days a week and it gives you a certain amount of pride working on something that will make a difference.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv celebrates Criminal Minds with summer-long marathon eventsstarting May 23 of Memorial Day Weekend. Back-to-back episodes air every Saturday from 10a-1a and Mondays from 4p-1a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A virtual ceremony for the 40th College Television Awards, honoring excellence in student-produced programs, will livestream on Saturday, May 30 at 8p at TelevisionAcademy.com/CTA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s NASCAR Cup coverage on Sunday delivered 6.23 million viewers and a 3.7 rating among A18-49, according to Nielsen, up 30% from the net’s last NASCAR race, on March 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Snowpiercer on TNT and TBS drew 3.3 million total viewers and 607,000 among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ken Osmond died May 18. He was 76. Best known for his memorable portrayal of Eddie Haskell on Leave It to Beaver, Osmond left acting and joined the LA Police Department in 1970.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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