FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/5/21)
BBC SELECT: The Romantic Revolution (Premiere)
BBC SELECT: The $50 Million Art Swindle (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Cakealikes (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX NEWS: Gutfeld! (Premiere) at 11pm
NETFLIX: Family Reunion (Premiere)
PBS: Hemingway (Premiere) at 8pm 
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Inside the Tower of London (Premiere) at 8pm

Fox has canceled “Bless the Harts.” The second and final season of the Sunday night adult animated comedy, which is averaging 1.3 million Live+SD total viewers and an A18-49 demo rating of 0.46, ends next month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Right Stuff” was not renewed for a second season on Disney+. Studio Warner Bros. Television is reportedly looking for another home for the period space drama, Nat Geo’s first scripted original series for its streaming sib.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max’s “Friends” reunion special is set to start shooting this week.The unscripted show had originally been intended as a launch special for HBO Max last May, but was delayed due to the pandemic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

General Motors said it plans to quadruple its ad spend on Black-owned media, to 4% by 2022, and 8% by 2025. “Black-owned media are a vital component of our marketing mix, and we evaluate our spend for media partners through several core metrics, including transparency, innovation, ad quality, audience delivery and brand safety,” said GM. The company is also holding an upfront process in May with diverse media owners. The announcement came after a group of Black media leaders took out ads in the Wall Street Journal and the Detroit Free Press last week calling for the automaker to increase its ad spend on Black owned media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Breakout star Regé-Jean Page will not return as the Duke of Hastings in season two of Netflix hit “Bridgerton.” The show’s narrator broke the news on Twitter. “Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” said Lady Whistledown. “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the ‘Bridgerton’ family.” Phoebe Dynevor remains onboard as Daphne, “helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear,” added Lady W.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Studios responded to a lawsuit over its “MacGyver” remake, which claims Hanzer Holdings and Arlita, Inc. are entitled to payments based on a 1984 “package commission” deal for the original series. Repsonded CBS Studios: “Paramount/CBS never had any contractual relationship with Hanzer Holdings, and never even heard of plaintiff Arlita, Inc. until it filed this lawsuit. Second, even assuming arguendo that such a contractual relationship existed (it never did), they premise their entire case on an allegation that the 2016 ‘MacGyver’ remake is somehow a ‘spinoff’ under a written contract which does not even apply to remakes….Finally, even assuming a contractual relationship which would apply to the Remake, Plaintiffs admittedly were and are unable to perform, making it impossible for them to meet an essential element of their claim performance. Plaintiffs have resisted discovery at every turn for a very simple reason – their allegations are belied by the evidence.” A trial date is set for June 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All six season two episodes of “Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here!” drop Thursday, April 22 on Peacock. The animated series from Tony Hale (“Veep”) focuses on an adventurous chicken.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ has acquired “Citizen Penn,” following the humanitarian efforts of actor Sean Penn and a team of volunteers to bring aid to Haitians after the 2010 earthquake. The doc premieres Thursday, May 6.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season seven of ID’s “Fear Thy Neighbor” launches Thursday, April 15 at 10p, with the tale of a man who returns from a work stint out of state to find his neighbor has taken over his property. Then on Friday, April 22 at 10p comes special “The Grim Sleeper: Mind of a Monster,” following a cold case reopened by the LAPD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube TV introduced a new feature that allows subscribers to access and watch all movie purchases through the YouTube app, as well as search, view, buy or rent new titles. Subscribers can search for new titles and find their existing buys in the “Purchased” section at the bottom left of their YouTube TV libraries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For 1Q21, the Discovery portfolio reached nearly 150 million people and was the #1 pay-TV portfolio on average time spent, according to Nielsen Liv+3 data;84 titles averaged over 1.0 million P2+ viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fourth episode of Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions was up +31% versus the prior 6 weeks and up +37% versus YAGO, and posted its highest rating among W25-54 with (1.0 Live+3).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Don Farmer, one of CNN’s original anchors, died March 31 of a rare neurological disease. He was 82. “My admiration for Don’s journalistic skills and integrity increased every day,” wrote producer David Guibault, who worked with Farmer on ABC News and went on to be senior producer of CNN’s “Take Two.” “Don was a wonderful writer and a masterful interviewer. I am very proud of the work we did together under very challenging circumstances with very meager resources.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Linda Torres, who appeared on VH1’s “Big Ang,” died April 1, nine weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19. She was 67. Torres also made appearances on “Mob Wives.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

27TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1253517/sag-awards-2021-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Godzilla vs. Kong – $11.6 million
The Unholy – $3.2 million
Nobody – $3.1 million
Raya and the Last Dragon $2.1 million
Tom and Jerry – $1.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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