FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 3/8/21)
DISCOVERY+: Web of Lies (Premiere)
HGTV AND DISCOVERY+: Rock the Block (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: In Pursuit: The Missing (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Bombay Begums (Premiere)
HBO: The Investigation (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: 100 Day Dream Home (Finale) at 8pm

Streaming viewers of Superman & Lois will get additional footage when episodes become available on The CW app and CWTV.com following their broadcast bow. And after the finale, the entire first season of extended episodes will be available on the app and website for free, no login required, until 30 days prior to the start of the next season. The premiere of “Superman & Lois” was its most-streamed debut ever, said The CW; by Thursday, the episode had been watched by 3.25 million viewers in Nielsen Live+7 numbers, up 86% from premiere day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Not that everything is smooth sailing for “Superman & Lois.” Due to pandemic-related production delays, the show will pause after episode five, and return May 18. “Supergirl,” starting its sixth and final season, will take the timeslot starting March 30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dear…” was renewed for season two at Apple TV+. Jane Fonda, Ava DuVernay, Billy Porter, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Viola Davis are among those being profiled in the new batch of ten episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An untitled comedy from Jack Dolgen (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Doug Mand (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Kourtney Kang (“Doogie Kamealoha, MD”) nabbed a 10-episode order from Netflix. The series stars Emily Osment (“Hannah Montana”) and Gregg Sulkin (“Runaways”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”) will play Hillary Clinton in FX’s upcoming limited series “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” opposite Clive Owen (“Closer”) as Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”) as Monica Lewinsky…Jeanne Tripplehorn (“Mrs. America”) and Riley Keough (“Earthquake Bird”) have joined the cast of Amazon conspiracy series “The Terminal List.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ray Liotta (“Goodfellas”) has joined the cast of Apple limited series “In With the Devil,” focused on the relationship between two prisoners….Season five of Paramount+ drama “The Good Fight” will include Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) as a series regular…Jennifer Tilly is reprising her role from the “Chucky” movies for the USA and Syfy TV adaptation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third and final season of FX’s “Pose” launches Sunday, May 2 at 10p. The series finale will air June 6. “Words cannot truly express my gratitude and appreciation for those who have given FX and the world the gift that is ‘Pose’,” said John Landgraf, Chairman, FX. “Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, our incomparable cast and their collaborators created a masterpiece and, in doing so, have left an indelible legacy that will open doors, new doors, for the trans community.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-part series “Age of Rush” drops Wednesday, March 10 on SVOD FOX Nation. The special examines the life and legacy of the late conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Former Vice President Mike Pence (a former radio host) narrates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Struggling chefs are put through their paces in Food Network’s “Chef Boot Camp,” premiering Thursday, April 8 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Moment of Truth” tells the story of the 1993 murder of James Jordan, father of NBA superstar Michael Jordan, including law enforcement corruption in Robeson County, NC. The true-crime docu-series premieres Friday, April 2 on IMDb TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s “Nightwatch” returns for a new season on Thursday, March 25 at 10p. Leading up to the premiere is special “Return to the Big Easy,” looking back at past seasons, on Thursday, March 18 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will mark the one-year anniversary of the ABC late-night show’s last episode before the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hit (or, as Kimmel dubs it, “our national incarceration”). “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Coronaversary Show” will air Thursday, March 11 at 11:35.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Five new movies debut on Lifetime next month, kicking off with the biopic event, “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia,” on Saturday, April 3, showcasing the life of gospel legend and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson. “Color of Love” (wt), inspired by a true foster care and adoption story, premieres on Easter Sunday, April 4, and the first two cautionary “Seven Deadly Sins Stories” from executive producer T.D. Jakes—“Lust” and “Envy”—will premiere on consecutive Saturdays, April 10 and April 17. The month-long movie fest closes out with “Beware of the Midwife,” about a mother’s desperate search to save her newborn baby, on Saturday, April 24. All movies will debut at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In related news, Lifetime announced the launch of the “I Love A Lifetime Movie” podcast, with comedians Naomi Ekperigin and Megan Gailey recapping Lifetime movies and breaking down outrageous plot twists in conversations with special guests. “‘I Love A Lifetime Movie’ podcast is the perfect complement to on-air movies, but stands alone as a unique audio experience for this loyal audience that can’t get enough Lifetime content,” said Mark Garner, EVP of Global Content Sales & Business Development. “This is the first podcast under the Lifetime umbrella which joins the A&E and The History Channel branded podcasts to further expand our portfolio’s investment in premium audio content.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated special “The Runaway Bunny” premieres on HBO Max Thursday, March 25. Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”) narrates the classic story by Margaret Wise Brown. The special includes songs by Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Roseanne Cash and Ziggy Marley, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today, March 8, Cheddar is airing a special hour-long episode of “ChedHer” to celebrate International Women’s Day. Featuring roundtable interviews and special guests including Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen and Pinterest’s head of Content & Creative Partnerships, Aya Kanai, the special will deliver an hour of content dedicated to female game-changers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yahoo Finance also has a special offering for International Women’s Day – eight hours of live programming, featuring female guests across various sectors to discuss the most pressing issues they’re currently facing. Programming will also feature a 2-hour midday International Women’s Day special from 1-3p. Guests throughout the day include Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Val Ackerman, Commissioner of the Big East; Dr. Sonja Santelises CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools; Jenny Fleiss, Co-founder of Rent the Runway, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Pi Day, Sunday, March 14 and March 15, AccuWeather TV Networkand AccuWeather.com will be “going purple” to draw attention to a national initiative encouraging women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Logos across network, digital and social properties will be purple, women and men meteorologists and broadcasters will be wearing purple, and special content devoted to girls and women in STEM will be featured throughout both days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” franchise is being expanded with five new specials, leading up to a new season of “Black Ink Crew: New York” in April. Two-part “Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked” launches Monday, March 15 at 9p, followed by three-part “Black Ink Crew: Confessions” bowing Monday, March 29 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During the February sweep, Univision averaged 1.4 million Total Viewers 2+, 505,000 A18-49 and 196,000 A18-34 in primetime, making it the # 5 network on all of television with A18-49, and tied at #4 with NBC among A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Discovery Inc. portfolio boasted 51 shows during February that averaged at least 1.0 million P2+ viewers (premieres only), with TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé” ranking as the #1 non-news program on cable in 2021 among W25-54 and W18-49 (#2 non-news cable program among P25-54 and W18-34).
(Source: Cynopsis)

2021 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1244830/critics-choice-awards-2021-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Raya and the Last Dragon $8.6 million
Tom and Jerry – $6.6 million
Chaos Walking – $3.8 million
Boogie – $1.2 million
The Croods: A New Age – $780K million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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