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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/4/21)
ALLBLK: My Mane Problem (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: The Deadly Type with Candice DeLong (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: The Real World Homecoming: New York (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: 60 Minutes+ (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: For Heaven’s Sake (Premiere)
NETFLIX:  Pacific Rim: The Black (Premiere)
TNT: The Inside Story (Premiere) at 11pm
WE TV: The TS Madison Experience (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: The Chase (Finale) at 10pm 
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Conspiracies Decoded (Finale) at 10pm

It’s launch day for ViacomCBS streamer Paramount+, with live sports, breaking news, and “a mountain of entertainment.” The fact that the service is a rebrand of CBS All Access is a distinct advantage, notes Tal Chalozin, CTO & Co-Founder of Innovid. “They’re not starting with a blank slate, and already have technology for streaming, ad tech, login and user management,” said Chalozin. “They also have their app deployed across devices, which will eliminate the growing pains on an app. So before they even launch, they’re already off to an easier start than others.”
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Paramount+ is getting positive buzz, according to audience conversation company Spiketrap. What are people most excited about? Sentiment around the revival of classic MTV and VH1 properties, is high, and people have been extremely pleased to learn that the “Rugrats” reboot will feature its original voice cast, noted Spiketrap. Diesel Labs also noted high hopes. “Audience anticipation for Paramount+ is in line with what we observed for other recent launches such as HBO Max, which immediately puts them on the same playing field as other successful top tier platforms,” says Anjali Midha Co-founder & CEO of Diesel Labs.
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It’s looking good for the Tokyo Summer Games, said Comcast CEO Brian Roberts during a Morgan Stanley media conference. “I am very hopeful. In my conversations with leadership, there is an excitement,” said Roberts. “This is a perfect moment for the world to come together.”
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Kevin Mayer has landed at sports streaming company DAZN as Chairman. Mayer left Disney, where he ran the company’s streaming businesses, in February 2020, and became CEO of TikTok, but resigned after three months amid opposition to the company by the Trump administration. “I’ve been impressed with DAZN’s ambitions and ability to quickly grow from a new entrant to an important player in key markets throughout the world,” said Mayer. “I look forward to guiding DAZN’s strategic development into its next chapter.” Mayer replaces John Skipper, who remains on the board and will continue as an advisor.
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Fox is making it harder for any series to surpass the longevity of “The Simpsons,” with an order for seasons 33 and 34 of the animated series. “Woo Hoo! With any luck the show will soon be older than I am,” said Homer Simpson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook said it is lifting its ban on political, electoral and social issue ads, instituted to “avoid confusion or abuse” around the 2020 election. “We plan to use the coming months to take a closer look at how these ads work on our service to see where further changes may be merited,” said the company in a blog post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”) and husband Dax Shepard (“Bless This Mess”) will host and compete in “Family Game Fight, inspired by their appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” NBC ordered ten episodes of the game show, from DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Warner Horizon in association with Telepictures. “NBC is thrilled to be the network bringing Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard together to host a game show for the first time,” said Jenny Groom, EVP, Unscripted Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We’ve been wanting to work with them as a duo for years. Their energy is infectious, their comedic sensibility comes so naturally, and their transparency about their relationship is what makes them so relatable and lovable.”
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Netflix has teamed with Hachettes’s Les Editions Albert Rene and playwright Alain Chabat for an animated series based on French comic book The Adventures of Asterix. The series will be made in France and streamed globally in 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenny Lumet (“Star Trek: Discovery”) has inked a new overall production deal with CBS Studios. “I feel genuine support and creative partnership at CBS Studios,” said Lumet. “It means the world to me that I can continue to work in so many different genres and know they’re behind me all the way. I’m so excited for this next step with such a forward-thinking team.”
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“Bosch” is getting a spin-off, and the orignal’s stars Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers and Madison Lintz are along for the ride. While the crime drama starts its seventh and final season on Amazon this summer, Amazon streamer IMDb TV will continue the story of Harry Bosch, with Michael Connelly, author of the novel series, and Eric Overmyer, who developed the original, executive producing alongside Tom Bernardo, Henrik Bastin, Pieter Jan Brugge, Titus Welliver and Zetna Fuentes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon picked up thriller series “The Devil’s Hour,” about a woman who wakes up every night at exactly 3:33a. The UK original comes from Hartswood Films (“Sherlock”).
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“Steve on Watch” has been renewed at Facebook Watch – and the show will go back to taping in front of a live audience, as health guidelines allow, instead of host Steve Harvey’s home. “I’m looking forward to the next season,” said Harvey. “Connection has played an important role in our lives over the past year and Facebook Watch is a great place to share stories and connect with fans on a global level.” Last year, over 55 million people watched the show, according to Facebook.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Playwright Charly Evon Simpson (“Behind the Street”) has signed an overall deal with HBO calling for her to serve as a consulting producer on season two of “Industry.” Simpson is also a writer for “Perry Mason.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eva Longoria will direct and executive produce HBO Max pilot “The Gordita Chronicles.” The family comedy, about a chubby 12-year-old Dominican struggling to fit into 1980s Miami, comes from Osprey Productions, Cinestar Pictures and Sony Pictures TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ thriller “Calls” will premiere with all nine episodes of the first season on Friday, March 19. The immersive television experience uses audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell nine short-form stories. Cast includes Nicholas Braun (“Succession”), Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption”), Lily Collins (“Emily in Paris”), Rosario Dawson (“Jane the Virgin”), Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”), Karen Gillan (“Avengers: Endgame”), Judy Greer (“Halloween”), Paul Walter Hauser (“Cobra Kai”), Danny Huston (“Children of Men”), Nick Jonas (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”), Riley Keough (“The Girlfriend Experience”), Joey King (“The Act”), Stephen Lang (“Avatar”), Jaeden Martell (“Defending Jacob”), Paola Nuñez (“Bad Boys for Life”), Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”), Edi Patterson (“The Righteous Gemstones”), Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”), Danny Pudi (“Mythic Quest”), Ben Schwartz (“House of Lies”), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Tenet”) and Jennifer Tilly (“Family Guy”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of “Mud Mountain Haulers,” focused on family loggers in British Columbia, airs Sunday, March 7 at 10p on The Weather Channel. “World’s Deadliest Weather” returns for a new season Saturday, March 13 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Unsellable Houses” returns for season two on Tuesday, March 30 at 9p. The series, which attracted more than 27 million viewers during its first season, follows twin sisters who transform stagnant listings into hot properties.
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Fox’s “The Moodys” returns Thursday, April 1 with back-to-back episodes. While the dysfunctional family comedy started as a holiday event series based on Australia’s “A Moody Christmas,” this go-round is different, said executive producer Bob Fisher during a TCA presentation. “We wanted to be able to do episodes throughout the year and we didn’t want to have to be creatively tied to Christmas every time,” said Fisher. “We’re not saying we’ll never tie stuff to holidays, but we wanted to be able to just do different kinds of stories throughout the year.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of “Naked and Afraid” kicks off Sunday, March 7 at 8p on Discovery and discovery+, with stripped survivalists enduring hostile climates, from the rainforests of Ecuador to the frigid peaks of the Colorado Rockies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will air an exclusive interview with rocker Jon Bon Jovi on Saturday, March 20 at 8p, leading into the broadcast premiere of concert film “On A Night Like This – Bon Jovi 2020” at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

discovery+ has acquired feature documentary film “Rebel Hearts.” A co-production between Merman and Anchor Entertainment in association with Level Forward and Quiet, the film tells the story of a trailblazing group of nuns who stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming up on discovery+: Two-hour special “Who Killed My Son?”, about a mother’s fight for justice, on Tuesday, March 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media is presenting a quarterly programming series in which prominent women explore topics like empowerment, gender and economic equality, inclusion, and opportunity across media. The series will kick off Monday, March 8, at 10a in honor of International Women’s Day, with the session Choosing to Challenge: How Women Are Leading the Way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The relaunch of NewsNation – rebranded from WGN America – delivered 37,000 primetime viewers on Monday, according to Nielsen. Among A25-54, then net averaged 8000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Geoffrey Scott died February 23 of Parkinson’s disease. He was 79. Scott was best known for roles on “Dynasty” and “Dark Shadows.”
(Source: Cynopsis)


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