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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/19/21)
APPLE TV+: Calls (Premiere)
DISCOVERY AND DISCOVERY+: Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine (Premiere) at 9pm
DISNEY+: Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Premiere)
HBO Max: A Tiny Audience (Premiere)
HGTV: Everything But the House (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Country Comfort (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Sky Rojo (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Alien TV (Premiere)
PBS: Great Performances at the Met (Premiere) at 9pm
ROKU: Cypher (Premiere)
TRU TV: Double Cross with Blake Griffin (Premiere) at 5:30pm
WE TV: Mama June: Road to Redemption (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Rescue Cam (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 3/20/21)
ADULT SWIM: Final Space (Premiere) at 10:30pm
DISCOVERY+: Portals to Hell (Premiere)
NICKELODEON: Drama Club (Premiere) at 8:30pm

(SUNDAY 3/21/21)
BBC AMERICA: Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep (Premiere) at 6pm
HBO: Q: Into the Storm (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Genius: Aretha (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: The Gloaming (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Unsung: Morris Day (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Uncensored (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Finale) at 10pm 
CNN: Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (Finale) at 9pm
CNN: Lincoln: Divided We Stand (Finale) at 10pm
STARZ: American Gods (Finale) at 8pm

NBC may not be making public announcements about the lack of diversity at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but “our perceived silence on this should not be equated with apathy or a lack of concern,” NBCUniversal EVP and Chief Diversity Officer Craig Robinson told the Los Angeles Times. “We are taking these issues very seriously, and we also understand our role and the importance of our role in encouraging HFPA to make what we deem to be necessary changes – and we are using that influence.” NBC has aired the group’s Golden Globes since 1996. Earlier this week, the HFPA said it was committed to having at least 13% Black members (current count: 0) by the end of 2021.
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The NFL and ViacomCBS are playing ball with a new 11-year multiplatform rights agreement that extends CBS’ relationship with the NFL through the 2033 season. CBS Sports continues as the home of the NFL’s American Football Conference, with all games broadcast on the CBS Television Network and streamed live on Paramount+. The deal also grants an NFL rights across ViacomCBS networks and platforms.
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Fox, NBC and ESPN will also remain in the NFL game, with ABC back in Super Bowl rotation for the first time since 2006 – and Amazon scoring exclusive rights to “Thursday Night Football.” “These new media deals will provide our fans even greater access to the games they love. We’re proud to grow our partnerships with the most innovative media companies in the market,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “These distribution agreements bring an unprecedented era of stability to the League and will permit us to continue to grow and improve our game.” The new agreements begin with the 2023 season.
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Nischelle Turner has been promoted to co-host of newsmag “Entertainment Tonight,” alongside Kevin Frazier. Turner will do double duty as host of new CBS series “Secret Celebrity Renovation,” arriving this summer.
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Paris Hilton inked an overall deal with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television calling for the heiress and “The Simple Life” star to develop, executive produce and star in original unscripted programming. Bruce Gersh will executive produce all projects alongside Hilton under their Slivington Manor Entertainment. “I’ve known Paris since the ‘The Simple Life’ brought us together almost 20 years ago,” said Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted TV. “She has always been an incredible talent and entrepreneur.”
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HBO ordered a two-part documentary examining the life and mysterious death of actress Brittany Murphy (“Clueless”), co-produced by Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions. “Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story,” said Jennifer O’Connell, HBO Max’s EVP of on-fiction and live-action family programming. “Crafting a grounded account of Brittany Murphy’s life struggles and sudden passing comes with great responsibility and we’ve partnered with a masterful creative team to produce a thoughtful examination of a tragedy that has long been cause for speculation.”
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A comedy starring SNL alum Maya Rudolph as a woman whose husband leaves her – but with $87 billion – nabbed a straight-to-series order from Apple. Creators Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard (“Forever”) executive produce alongside Rudolph, via her Animal Pictures, with Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens also executive producing as well as Dave Becky. Universal Television is the studio.
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Discovery has begun production “Dirty Jobs,” with Mike Rowe returning to to the network to celebrate the next generation of hardworking men and women who have made civilized life possible. “Every now and then, the headlines catch up to a TV show and make it relevant in ways that no one imagined,” said Rowe, who first hosted the show from 2005-2012. “With essential work in the news, it’s impossible not to think of ‘Dirty Jobs,’ and for the last year, people have asked me every day if the show would make a comeback. Today, I’m happy to say the answer is yes. In other words, just when I thought I was out, they sucked me back in!”. The series will premiere later this year on Discovery.
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“Young & Gospel,” following the lives of four young gospel artists, landed a production order from OWN. The unscripted series is produced by Thinkfactory Media, with Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Jordana Hochman, Phil Thornton and Jen McClure-Metz serving as executive producers. The net also ordered season five of “Black Love” and a second season of “Family or Fiance,” set to air this year.
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Circle of Confusion Television Studios is working with Big Talk Productions on a television adaptation of Paul McAuley’s Astral, with screenwriter Elise McCredie (“Stateless”) set to write, and Erik Skjoldbjaerg (“Occupied”) set to direct the sci-fi series. Both will also serve as executive producers, alongside Kenton Allen, Luke Alkin and Matthew Justice from Big Talk, and Lawrence Mattis and Russ Buchholz from Circle of Confusion TV Studios.
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Spectrum Originals has given a ten-episode pickup to one-hour drama “Joe Pickett,” starring Michael Dorman (“Patriot,” “For All Mankind”). From creators, writers, directors, showrunners and executive producers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, and produced by Paramount Television Studios and Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Red Wagon Entertainment, the series follows a game warden and his family as they navigate the changing political and socio-economic climate in a small rural town in Wyoming.
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Casting notes: Dianne Wiest (“I Care A Lot”) will co-star opposite Jeremy Renner in Paramount+ drama “Mayor of Kingstown”…Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) has joined the cast of “Five Days at Memorial,” Apple’s Hurricane Katrina limited series…Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) and Emily Hampshire (“Schitt’s Creek”) landed lead roles in Amazon UK Original series “The Rig.”…Kaci Walfall (“Power”) has joined CW’s Ava DuVernay superhero drama pilot “Naomi” in the lead role.
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Showtime has a powerhouse premiere night coming up on Sunday, May 23: Season four of “The Chi” kicks off at 9p, followed by season three of “Black Monday” at 10p and new comedy “Flatbush Misdemeanors,” following two friends struggling for success in Brooklyn, at 10:30p.
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“Ready to Love” is back for season three on OWN starting Friday, April 2 at 9p, while season two of “Put a Ring on It” and new hours of season three of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” premiere this summer. “When we expanded our original unscripted programming block to Friday and Saturday nights last fall, viewers showed up in a big way,” said Tina Perry, President, OWN. “In response to that success, we are giving our audience more of the shows they love.’
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BritBox is adding a new crime thriller series, based on the Roy Grace novels by Peter James, to its slate. “Grace,” starring John Simm (“Doctor Who”) as the titular detective, premieres April 27 on the service in the US and Canada.
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Netflix’s Marie Kondo series “Sparking Joy” will premiere this summer, announced the streamer, which also picked up season two of “Get Organized With the Home Edit” and season three of “Dream Home Makeover.
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“Josephine’s Cabaret: Miami,” an acquired original series from Zeus Network, premieres Thursday, April 15 at 10p on WE tv. The reality show follows “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” star Josephine Hernandez in her hometown of Miami as she creates a cabaret featuring her original music and a group of dancers who aren’t quite ready to fall in line.
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Iron Chef Michael Symon joins Anne Burrell for the first time in boot camp to serve as mentor on the new season of “Worst Cooks in America: Best of the Worst,” premiering Sunday, April 25 at 9p on Food Network.
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Nat Geo anthology series “Genius” is following up seasons about Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso with an installment, premiering on March 21, focused on the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
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Original series “Free Enterprise” is joining Litton’s Weekend Adventure, the Saturday morning programming block on ABC stations. The series will share the journey of formerly incarcerated individuals who dream of starting their own businesses after struggling to find consistent employment, starting April 3.
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Season two of “Undercover Billionaire” returns to Discovery on Tuesday, April 20 at 10p. This season, three successful entrepreneurs bet $1 million that they can go undercover in three different cities, start their own business with $100 and top the million-dollar mark in 90 days.
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Set to present at the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards are Riz Ahmed, Kaley Cuoco, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Nicole Kidman, Anthony Mackie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Jessica Parker and more. The virtual ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 24 at 8p.
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“Urban One Honors,” celebrating the accomplishments of Black women, will be hosted by gospel artist and radio personality Erica Campbell and news anchor Roland Martin on Sunday, May 16 at 9p. In a first, the ceremony will be simulcast on TV One and sister net Cleo TV.
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Seven additional ViacomCBS channels have been added to YouTube TV: BET-Her, Dabl, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., Nick Toons and Teen Nick. BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 were added to the service in June.
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All nine seasons of “The Office” are streaming for free on Peacock, now through March 24. The promotion is tied to the anniversary of the NBC comedy’s premiere on March 24, 2004, and includes a contest encouraging fans to share videos paying homage to the series. Until now, the first two seasons of “The Office” have been available for free on Peacock, while seasons 3-9 required a paid tier subscription.
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MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $105 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $200 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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