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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 3/16/21)
FOX: Holmes Family Effect (Premiere) at 8pm
FX: Mayans M.C. (Premiere) at 10pm
HULU: Staged (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Waffles + Mochi (Premiere)
TLC: The Blended Bunch (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Nostradamus: End of Days (Premiere) at 9pm

Netflix landed the most Oscar nominations, with 35 – handily beating its last year’s total, 24. “Mank” accounted for 10 of the nods. Among other streamers, Amazon Studios collected 12 nominations, for “Sound of Metal,” “One Night in Miami,” “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” and “Time.” Andra Day was nominated for Hulu’s “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday,” and Disney+ scored its first nominations, for “Onward,” “Soul,” “Mulan,” “The One and Only Ivan,” and “Nomadland.” Apple earned noms for “Wolfwalkers” and “Greyhound.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’ “The Talk” is on a brief hiatus as the network conducts an internal investigation into an argument that took place between the show’s co-hosts last week. Sharon Osbourne’s defense of fellow countryman Piers Morgan, who questioned the validity of Meghan Markle’s comments to Oprah Winfrey about mental health struggles, drew sharp criticism from Osbourne’s co-hosts. Osbourne later apologized for her remarks, and told Variety she was “hurt, caught off guard and stunned by what I was being asked and not prepared.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The day after announcing his retirement from the NFL, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees joined NBC Sports. He’ll serve as an analyst for Notre Dame Games, and on “Sunday Night Football.” “We know that Drew will apply the same work ethic and continuously positive attitude to everything he touches at NBC Sports,” said NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua. “And we know, as his new teammates, he’ll make us better.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comcast set a founding partnership with the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics and Paralympics, extending its partnership with Team USA through those Games. “Every Games year, our company comes together to share the extraordinary moments and stories of the world’s best athletes and celebrate their hope and resiliency,” said Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts. “It is truly a privilege to be able to bring that inspiration home to America for years to come, and we’re looking forward to doing just that this summer in Tokyo.” Comcast and LA28 will work over the next several years on equity, social change and inclusion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh has set up her own production studio, Maven, with Boat Rocker Studios, to produce unscripted content. Sebastian-Dayeh was previously President of Sirens Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN is developing its first animated series, “The Mound,” following a 1980s family in the first neighborhood built by and for Black people. The comedy comes from Munirah Safiyah Jones (“Junt Land”), produced by Jones and Harpo Films in association with Bent Image Lab.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC picked up a third season of “1,000-lb. Sisters.” Season two of the reality show finished #1 in its timeslot among W24-54, 18-49 and 18-34, averaging 1.5 million P2+ viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Entertainment-owned Bento Box has launched an animation studio in Australia with Princess Pictures (“Summer Heights High”). Princess Bento Studio will produce animated content for platforms in the US and Australia, and countries that have co-production treaties with Australia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

World of Wonder Productions (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) announced a makeup competition series. “Painted With Raven,” starring “Drag Race” makeup artist Raven, will be exec produced by RuPaul alongside Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, and Tom Campbell of World of Wonder. The reality series will debut on streaming platform WOW Presents Plus later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami”) will star opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn in Marvel’s Disney+ series “Secret Invasion,” reports DeadlineElisha “EJ” Williams (“Henry Danger”) will star in the pilot for ABC’s reboot of “The Wonder Years.”…Andrea Savage (“I’m Sorry”), who did voiceover work as Dr. Stacy on ABC’s “A Million Little Things” in 2018, will reprise her role as the radio therapist, in person this time for one episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genius Brands International signed a partnership with Tankee to develop a new Roblox series for Kartoon Channel!. Genius Brands and Tankee first partnered in 2019 to bring a roster of Tankee Originals to the channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Designer Tiffany Brooks helps homeowners long on cash but short on vision in HGTV’s “$50K Three Ways,” premiering Monday, April 26 at 8p. The series will guide homeowners through three design choices, and help them select the right approach.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martha Stewart is taking over the “Chopped” kitchen in five-episode stunt “Chopped: Martha Rules,” premiering Tuesday, April 13 at 9p on Food Network. Set in an outdoor kitchen in Kennebunkport, Maine, Stewart does things her way as sixteen chefs compete for the $50,000 grand prize.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Secrets of the Whales,” filmed over three years, premieres on Disney+ on Earth Day, April 22. The four-part series narrated by Sigourney Weaver reveals the communication systems and social structures of five different whale species.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “A Tiny Audience” premieres Friday, March 19 on HBO Max, and DirecTV and DirecTV Go in Latin America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Suki & Scott Show,” featuring celebrity guests, performers and social influencers, is now available on STIRR. New episodes will premiere weekdays at 4p in NYC, LA and Chicago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal’s ONE21 program, a gathering of developers on Monday, March 22 at 12p, will be organized into four key topic areas: Global Consumer Experience; Reaching Consumers with Content; Connecting the Consumer Experience; and Connecting Consumers to Commerce. “People are living their lives at the intersection of media and technology – and ONE21 perfectly reflects that reality,” said Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Global Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “This global event invites in all kinds of developers – from storytellers to software engineers, small businesses to global brands. By bringing this massive community together we’re giving our partners a window into the future – and we’re hoping to spark an extraordinary new era of collaboration.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Owned Television Stations is streaming a one-hour town hall, Our America: Women Forward in the Workforce,” on Tuesday, March 16 at 1p to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women in the workforce. The town hall is an extended conversation of the previously aired ABC Owned Television Stations documentary, “Our America: Women Forward.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Regional Mexican radio host Alberto “El Terri” Cortez will make his acting debut on Telemundo’s “La Suerte de Loli” on Thursday, March 18 at 9p. Alberto Cortez – aka “El Terrible” – left his radio booth in Los Angeles to travel to Miami to shoot his scenes at the soundstages in Telemundo Center.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PokerGo’s “High Stakes Duel II” has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, and will now take place March 30-31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video has created a digital experience for Eddie Murphy film ”Coming 2 America,” enabling fans to immerse themselves in exclusive content from the film, and participate in exclusive product drops. The content hub will house content from Prime Video and their partners including HSTRY, UOMA Beauty and Def Jam Recordings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alibaba might have to sell some of its media assets, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports the Chinese government is apparently concerned about the power the entertainment giant has to influence public opinion. Not so, responded Alibaba, saying, “The purpose of our investments in these companies is to provide technology support for their business upgrade and drive commercial synergies with our core commerce businesses. We do not intervene or get involved in the companies’ day-to-day operations or editorial decisions.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walmart is prepping an HD-only streaming stick that will be sold under its Onn brand and powered by Android TV, according to FCC documents. In November came word that Walmart was reportedly talking to Comcast about making the Xfinity Plex platform the OS engine that powers Onn smart TVs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite putting on a solid Grammys show, CBS scored all-time-low 8.8 million viewers across platforms, down from 18.8 million last year. The show scored a 2.1 rating among A18-49, down from last year’s low of 5.4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two premiere of HGTV’s “Rock the Block” delivered a .67 Live+3 rating among P25-54 on Monday, March 8, a 31% increase over the season one premiere and a 52% lift over the prior six weeks. The net’s “100 Day Dream Home” averaged a 0.54 Live+3 rating among P25-54 during its sophomore season, up 37% over the prior six weeks and a 21% lift over the season one average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Henry Darrow died March 14. He was 87. Perhaps best known to TV audiences for his role in “The High Chaparral,” Darrow won a Daytime Emmy for “Santa Barbara.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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