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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/26/21)
AMAZON: Invincible (Premiere)
AMAZON: La Templanza (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Ghost Adventures (Premiere)
DISNEY+: The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
DISNEY+: Inside Pixar (Premiere)
ESTRELLA TV: Boxeo EstrellaTV (Premiere) at 10pm
HULU: Into the Dark Blue Moon (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Irregulars (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Magic for Humans by Mago Pop (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Nailed It! Double Trouble (Premiere)
NICK: Baby Shark’s Big Show! (Premiere) at 12:30pm

(SATURDAY 3/27/21)
BET: 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards at 8pm
REELZ: Green River Killer: Hunting the Monster (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Maya Rudolph, Musical Guest: Jack Harlow at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 3/28/21)
DISCOVERY+: Signs of a Psychopath (Premiere)
SHOWTIME: City on a Hill (Premiere) at 10pm
STARZ: The Luminaries (Finale) at 9:30pm

“Warner Bros. Television has relieved ‘All Rise’ executive producer Greg Spottiswood of his duties, effective immediately,” said the studio in a statement following an investigation into allegations of racial insensitivity. Executive producer Dee Harris-Lawrence will continue to serve as showrunner of the CBS courtroom drama. “We remain committed, at all times, to providing a safe and inclusive working environment on our productions and for all employees,” said WBTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joseph Ianniello, who left his job as acting CEO of CBS with a $125 million package after opposing, then supporting the merger in 2019 of Viacom and CBS, denied allegations of unjust enrichment in a shareholder lawsuit contesting the merger. “Ianniello did not breach any fiduciary duty and Ianniello at all times acted reasonably, properly, in good faith, with reasonable care, and in accordance with CBS’s Certificate and Bylaws and applicable law,” said his defense. The main target of the lawsuit is Shari Redstone, for allegedly pushing through a deal against the best interests of CBS shareholders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Sports landed exclusive US rights to the Serie A Championship, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. Paramount+ will deliver more than 400 club matches live each season through 2024, with select matches televised CBS Sports linear platforms. “We are building critical mass in soccer, and the addition of Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana is another major step in the expansion of CBS Sports’ extensive lineup of live soccer coverage on Paramount+ and across our linear and digital platforms,” said Jeffrey Gerttula, EVP & General Manager, CBS Sports Digital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportscaster Dick Stockton is retiring after 55 years in the business,most recently at Fox Sports. “Dick’s contributions to Fox Sports began on Day 1 of our existence and will be felt for years to come,” said Eric Shanks, CEO & Executive Producer at Fox Sports. “He is a cornerstone of this company whose legacy, talent and hard work helped build the NFL on FOX brand. Growing up as a sports fan, I knew his voice signified a big game, but later working with him, I realized just how big and irreplaceable that voice truly is.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network ordered a ninth season of “Christley Knows Best,” and a a third round of “Growing Up Chrisley,” both set to debut this summer. “Chrisley Knows Best” is averaging 1.5 million total viewers, while season two of “Growing Up” isaveraging 1.1 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV winners at the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards include “The Crown” for drama; “Schitt’s Creek” for comedy, “The Queen’s Gambit” for limited series; “The Last Dance” for non-fiction television; “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” for talk; and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for game & competition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anti-poverty organization ONE Campaign has launched animated series “Pandemica,” created to raise awareness of the importance of global vaccine access in ending the pandemic. The series features characters voiced by Patrick Adams, Samuel Arnold, Bono, Connie Britton, Penélope Cruz, Meg Donnelly, Danai Gurira, Nick Kroll, Laura Marano, Kumail Nanjiani, David Oyelowo, Phoebe Robinson, Michael Sheen, Wanda Sykes, and Calum Worthy. “Pandemica’s animated world animates a simple truth – that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you get these life-saving shots,” said Bono, lead singer, U2 and co-founder of ONE and (RED). “Even while many of us still wait our turn, we need to commit to making sure that billions of people around the world aren’t left at the back of the line.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications launched a national bilingual vaccine hotline as part of its Unidos Por Los Nuestros (United For Each Other) COVID-19 campaign, in partnership with Mi Familia Vota. Now through the end of December, viewers can call 1-833-868-2667 to access accurate information about the vaccine and receive personalized assistance on how to sign up for the vaccine once it is widely available.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT ordered unscripted series “Rhodes to the Top,” from Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Siren Media. The show will focus on “AEW Dynamite” power couple Cody and Brandi Rhodes. “I’ve witnessed firsthand the passion and dedication that Cody and Brandi put into every facet of their life and know how much that plays an instrumental role in the success and expansion of AEW,” said Sam Linsky, Co-Head of Scripted for TBS, TNT and truTV. “Now the world will get an inside look at how they balance their personal wrestling careers, their training center, and their executive roles at AEW as they venture into one of the most intimidating chapters of life, parenthood.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

OUTtv has greenlit two new commissions and issued two season renewals. New shows include docu-series “The Villberg Chronicles,” from Duo RAW AB, and “Dating Unlocked,” a reality series from Border to Border. “Slo Pitch” from Shaftesbury and “Metreosexual” from Humdrum Comedy will be returning to the LGBTQ+ network for a second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Harewood (“Supergirl”) will write and host BBC Two doc “Blackface With David Harewood,” exploring the origins of blackface in early 19th century America. Historian David Olusoga’s Uplands Television is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has greenlit a one-hour pilot, “What Not To Design” (wt), starring Raven-Symone. Spun from TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” the show overhauls home design disasters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An American remake of BBC Two comedy “Motherland” is in early development at Sharon Horgan’s Merman and Lionsgate. Headed for a third season across the pond, the original comes from Merman and Delightful Industries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The cast of BET+ and Tyler Perry Studios scripted series “All The Queen’s Men,” debuting this summer, received an expanded order of ten episodes. The cast includes Eva Marcille, Skyh Alvester Black, Candace Maxwell, Racqel Palmer, Michael “Bolo” Bolwaire, Keith “Fatal Attraction” Swift, Jeremy “Masterpiece” Williams, and Christian Keyes. Focused on exotic male dancers, the series comes from Tyler Perry Studios’ scripted development arm Pitch Black Development.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allyance Media Group’s Diga Studios and Madica Productions (“Ginny and Georgia”) are partnering to develop and produce TV, film, digital and podcast porjects. The deal gives each company a stake in the other.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Rebecca Rittenhouse (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”) landed the lead in ABC comedy pilot “Maggie,” centered on a women coming to grips with her psychic powers…Bo Burnham (“Eighth Grade”) will play Boston Celtics superstar Larry Bird in HBO’s series based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980sPeter Outerbridge (“Nikita”) will recur on CW’s “Batwoman” as Black Mask…”Covert Affairs” alum Christopher Gorham has joined the cast of Netflix’s “The Lincoln Lawyer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ shared a slate of new and original programming that will be available in April. Among the highlights: “Endangered” (Thursday, April 22) from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres; “Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time” (Thursday, April 29) with Duff Goldman; and new documentaries including “Future People: The Family of Donor 5114” (Saturday, April 10), executive produced by Jason Momoa.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s “If We Built It Today” kicks off a new season Sunday, April 4 at 10p with a special episode spotlighting the mysteries of Atlantis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Multimedia initiative “Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer,”focusing on the history of pandemics and science amid COVID-19, will include a book, magazine special issue and TV series hosted by aforementioned historian David Olusoga (Black & British: A Forgotten History) and science writer Steven Johnson (The Ghost Map). The series will air Tuesdays from May 11 to June 1 at 8p on PBS stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The treasure hunt picks up again with the return of “Storage Wars,” airing back-to-back episodes Tuesday, April 20 at 9p. New series “Hustle & Tow,” offering a look at the rugged lives of tow truck drivers, follows at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of OZY Media’s YouTube talker “The Carlos Watson Show” premieres Monday, March 29. “I cannot wait for people all over the world to see the great conversations we have coming up,” said Watson. “I am talking about love with politicians, politics with musicians and music with athletes. My deep love and curiosity for people helps me deconstruct who they are, how they got here and what their bold ideas are for effecting change in the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Signature showrunner Krista Vernoff (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19”) has inked a new deal for her Trip the Light Productions. “Krista Vernoff is a superstar who makes the almost impossible task of running three shows seem like a reasonable amount of work. I am honestly in awe of her,” said Dana Walden, Walt Disney Television Chairman of Entertainment. “Everyone at the studio and network is grateful for the tremendous job she’s done on the amazing Shondaland shows, and we are proud to be launching Krista’s first creation, ‘Rebel,’ on ABC in two weeks.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Real-time segments from season 2 of Crackle Original “Going From Broke” premiere Thursday, April 8, following six young people embarking on a journey to a debt-free life. During the six weeks of production, Crackle will take audiences inside the process of financial transformation. The completion of the cast’s journey will be aired during the season 2 premiere on May 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Frank of Ireland” premieres on Amazon Prime Video Friday, April 16. The six-episode comedy focuses on a 32-year-old “misanthropic fantasist in arrested development.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Nation’s “Tucker Carlson Today,” an expansion of Carlson’s nightly program on Fox News Channel, will air Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning March 29. “We often don’t have enough time to talk about everything that we want to talk about in a single hour,” said Carlson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-hour special “Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days” premieres Monday, April 26 on ABC. In addition to guests W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen and Usher, the special will introduce the first Black Muppet family, the Walkers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Paley Center for Media announced Soledad O’Brien is joining its latest PaleyImpact program, “Uncovering Racial Injustice with BET’s Disrupt & Dismantle.” During the event, being held tonight, March 26 at 6p, the journalist and producer will discuss her new BET documentary series with Scott Mills, President, BET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 27th Annual SAG Awards will air Sunday, April 4 on TNT and TBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

LeBron James will receive the President’s Award during the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. Anthony Anderson (black-ish) returns as host of the live special, airing on BET Saturday, March 27 at 8p, and simulcast across ViacomCBS networks including CBS, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, VH1, BET PLUTO, and CMT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Estrella Media is bringing boxing back to its EstrellaTV network’s Friday night lineup with the monthly “Boxeo EstrellaTV,” launching tonight at 10p. The two-hour broadcast from the Fit Center in Mexico City main event fight will be the WBC FECARBOX (Federacion Centroamericana de Boxeo Profesional) Latino Flyweight Title fight between Adrian “Gato” Curiel and Cristian “El Chicharito” González.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Jessica Walter died March 24. She was 80. In addition to theater and film work, Walter earned Emmy nominations for “Trapper John, M.D.,” “The Streets of San Francisco”and “Arrested Development,” and won the trophy for “Amy Prentiss.” “She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched,” tweeted Tony Hale. “Rest In Peace Mama Bluth.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Richard Gilliland died March 18 after a brief illness. He was 71. Among Gilliland’s numerous television credits were “Designing Women,” “thirtysomething,” “Just Our Luck,” “Heartland” and “Operation Petticoat.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Poet and actor Craig “Mums” Grant died March 25. He was 53. Grant’s TV credits included “Oz,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Luke Cage” and “The Last O.G.”, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $137 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 $238 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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