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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/26/20)
ABC: The Genetic Detective (Premiere) at 10p
NBC: America’s Got Talent (Premiere) at 8p
NBC: World of Dance (Premiere) at 10p
ID: Raw Terror (Finale) at 10p

FX renewed What We Do in the Shadows for a third season. The vampire comedy’s current second season is averaging 3.2 million total viewers across platforms through the first six episodes, up 25% from season one.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is taking $1 million from funds budgeted for Emmy events to make a donation to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. “We are proud to make this contribution from HBO instead of using it for our traditional Emmy party and FYC events,” said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. Not that the company is is giving up hope for an awards haul. “I am tremendously proud of all of our shows in Emmy contention this year, and I am hopeful they will receive the recognition I believe is richly deserved for all of our talented collaborators, in front of and behind the camera,” said Bloys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Political Comedy Irresistible, directed by Jon Stewart and starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne and Chris Cooper, will be available for rent at home starting Friday, June 26. Plans for the Focus Features film’s May 29 theatrical release were scuttled due to the coronavirus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A federal judge dismissed One America News Network’s defamation lawsuit against MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and Comcast. OAN had taken issue over a segment during which Maddow described it as “the most obsequiously pro-Trump right wing news outlet in America” that “literally is paid Russian propaganda.” Despite using the word “literally,” it was clear Maddow was stating an opinion, said the judge, noting the host “inserted her own colorful commentary into and throughout the segment, laughing, expressing her dismay…and calling the segment a ‘sparkly story’ and one we must ‘take in stride.’” For Maddow to exaggerate the facts and call OAN Russian propaganda “was consistent with her tone up to that point, and the Court finds a reasonable viewer would not take the statement as factual given this context,” said the judge.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NTT Indycar Series Genesys 300 race is jumping from NBC Sports to NBC, on Saturday, June 6. Practice and qualifying rounds remain on NBC Sports starting at 1:30p, with the main event shifting to NBC at 8p. “America has a thirst for live sports, so we’re thrilled to showcase the spectacular racing of the NTT INDYCAR Series in primetime on the broadcast network,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max launches nationwide tomorrow, May 27, and plans for its launch campaign, “Where HBO Meets So Much More,” took a turn when the health crisis hit. “Our original vision for our launch week was to excite fans by integrating with their daily lives through physical retail partnerships and activations,” said Jason Mulderig, SVP Brand Marketing, HBO and HBO Max. “Following stay-at-home orders, we quickly pivoted to partners who could create similar experiences in a safe way for consumers to enjoy from home.” Now on offer are curated, complimentary food, drink, fitness classes and family-friendly activities from Blue Apron, obé Fitness, Bluestone Lane, Best Friends Animal Society, FreshDirect, and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of, HBO Max originals in June include kids’ adventure competition series Karma, the Adventure Time: Distant Lands BMO special, the third season of the comedy Search Party, and the second seasons of Doom Patrol, Esme & Roy and Summer Camp Island. Blockbuster movies will include Ad Astra, Ford V. Ferrari, horror film Doctor Sleep and The Good Liar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix reports 37.6 million households watched The Willoughbys in its first four weeks of release. Narrated and executive produced by Ricky Gervais, the animated comedy focuses on a family of children, convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, who plot to send their parents off on a vacation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Spanish boarding school drama Elite for season four.Mina El Hammani, Danna Paola, Ester Expósito, Álvaro Rico, and Jorge López will be leaving the show, while Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Arón Piper, Omar Ayuso, Claudia Salas and Georgina Amorós are reprising their roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tuca & Bertie got a season two pick-up by Adult Swim. The animated comedy about the friendship between a toucan and a songbird was canceled by Netflix last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV’s Final 24 explores the events around 14 notorious deaths, starting Wednesday, June 3 at 8p. Another series makes its debut on the net when 10-part docu-series The 1960s Rediscovered kicks off Sunday, June 7 at 9a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fan-favorite couples are back for a new season of TLC’s 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, launching Sunday, June 14 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s Barkskins, which premiered May 25, follows a group of outcasts and dreamers battling to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships of the New World.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News and National Geographic will join forces for a two-hour, global live streaming and television event covering NASA and SpaceX’s mission to the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 27. Launch America: Mission to Space Live launches at 3p on ABC News live and Nat Geo, with live coverage continuing on Thursday, May 28 when the spacecraft is expected to dock with the ISS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TechCrunch’s annual Disrupt event is going virtual for 2020, due to the impact of the coronavirus. Taking place over five days, from September 14-18, Disrupt is aimed at “helping entrepreneurs to understand our new realities in order to build hardy, innovative companies that not only weather this storm but flourish.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also virtual is ATX’s Television Festival, taking place June 5-7. The lineup includes sessions on HBO’s Perry Mason reboot; Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere; HBO Max reality voguing competition Legendary; FX’s Justified, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Before the 90 Days scored a 4.10 for its Sunday, May 16 telecast, marking two consecutive weeks of a 4.0 rating or higher in Live+3 with W25-54 and net’s highest telecast in 11 years in the demo. The show was the #1 telecast across all of TV on Sunday night with W25-54/18-49 for the 6th consecutive week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time in 24 years, ABC’s World News Tonight was the season’s #1 newscast among total viewers (9.65 million, its most-watched season in 16 years), A25-54 (1.96 million) and A18-49 (1.33 million). 2020-21 was the fourth consecutive season ABC was tops in total viewers, but hadn’t led in the A25-54 demo in 12 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The May 15th episode of WE tv’s Mama June: From Not to Hot delivered season-high ratings among W18-49, W25-54. Among total viewers, it was the highest-rated episode since the season two finale, garnering nearly 1.5 million viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings. Compared to the previous week, the show was up 22% among W18-49, 19% among W25-54 and 9% among total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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