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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 3/2/21)
ABC: Soul of a Nation (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: The Flash (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY+: Race Across the World (Premiere)
NBC: New Amsterdam (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Word Party (Premiere)

Nat Geo is going big with the March 11 world debut of “Genius: Aretha.” A March 11 premiere event will include pre-show performances, drive-in screenings and star Cynthia Erivo performing Aretha Franklin songs taped at the Greek Theater. The series has its network debut on Sunday, March 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” stars Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Harris have been accused of sexual abuse, kidnapping, and assault against several women, allegations detailed at a news conference yesterday. Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn said he requested authorities open investigations on behalf of 11 alleged victims, for incidents he claimed took place between 2005-2018. The Harrises “deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations,” said their lawyer. “We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming.” Shooting for season four of their show was paused in early February after the allegations came to light.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Satellite TV service Orby TV, launched in 2019 as a lower-cost TV alternative, has shut down. The move was telegraphed last month, when a message on the company’s web site said it was not activating new customer accounts. The service now says it has worked with Dish Network on a limited time offer for Orby TV customers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney and the NFL have reportedly reached an agreement on a new media rights deal that would keep “Monday Night Football” at ESPN, and put ABC back in rotation for the Super Bowl. Broadcast deals with CBS, Fox and NBC are also being negotiated ahead of their expiration in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Documentary Films and Spike Lee are in production onNYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½,” chronicling life, loss and survival in NYC over the 20 years since the September 11th attacks. The docu-series will offer a portrait of New Yorkers as they rebuild and rebound, from a devastating terrorist attack through the ongoing global pandemic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK’s Mammoth Screen (“Poldark”) is developing a drama about the 18th century slave uprising in Haiti, based on Sudhir Hazareesingh’s biography of a former slave, warrior and philosopher, Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Lioness,” a drama series about the life of Golda Meir, is being executive produced by Barbra Streisand. Based on the book Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, the series will be directed and exec produced by Eric Tuchman (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). Shira Haas (“Unorthodox”) will star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Sissy Spacek and Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”) are set to star in Amazon sci-fi drama “Lightyears.”…Theo Rossie (“Luke Cage”) landed a series regular role opposite Kevin Hart and Wesley Sipes in Netflix limited series “True Story,” a fictional version of Hart’s life…Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”) has been cast as the lead opposite Chris Pratt in Amazon thriller series “The Terminal List,” based on the bestseller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vice is expanding its “Dark Side of the Ring” wrestling show franchise with a 90-minute companion show, “Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential.” Launching Tuesday, March 9, the show will feature roundtable discussions with host Conrad Thompson and guests like Tommy Dreamer, The Blue Meanie and WWE referee Mike Chioda.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season six of HLN’s “How It Really Happened” kicks off Sunday, March 14 at 9p with a look at the case of Susan Powell, a mom of two who went missing in 2009.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Expedition Unknown” star Josh Gates sets out to find the DeLorean Time Machine from the “Back to the Future” trilogy in four-part “Expedition: Back to the Future,” which starts streaming Monday, March 15 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laundry expert Patric Richardson restores cherished items once considered unsalvageable in new discovery+ series “The Laundry Guy,” available to stream Wednesday, March 31. The first episode also will air on HGTV that night at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A batch of new episodes of “Dinner: Impossible” launch Thursday, March 11 at 10p on Food Network. Robert Irvine (“Restaurant: Impossible”) hosts. First mission: A five-star dinner for soldiers in Oahu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scripted series “The Wedding Planners” makes its US premiere Friday, March 5 on The Roku Channel. The show follows a family of wedding planners as they create dream weddings for new couples-to-be, and deal with behind-the-scenes family drama and complicated relationships.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s broadcast of Sunday’s virtual Golden Globes ceremony took tumble in the ratings, if early numbers are any indication. The three-hour show delivered 5.4 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among A18-49 (Pacific time zone not included), versus an average 14.8 viewers and 3.8 in the demo according to last year’s preliminary data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s “Spring Baking Championship” returned last week up +12% versus year-ago and reached more than 2.5 million P2+ viewers. Posting a .7 P25-54 /1.1 W25-54 Live+3 rating, the premiere ranked as the #3 cable program in its timeslot among W25-54, and buoyed the network to the #2 non-sports cable network in prime among W25-54 for the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Irv Cross, the first Black man to work as a full-time sports analyst on national television, died February 28. He was 81. “He was a true gentleman and a trailblazer in the sports television industry and will be remembered for his accomplishments and the paths he paved for those who followed,” said CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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