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CBS is combining its news division and CBS Television Stations into one division, the company announced yesterday. Former Hearst Newspapers, Cable Networks & Digital Media Executive Neeraj Khemlani, and Wendy McMahon, former ABC Owned Television Stations Group President, have been named presidents and co-heads of the newly formed division. “This is an opportunity to create a news and information structure that positions CBS for the future,” said George Cheeks, President and CEO of the CBS Entertainment Group. “It speaks to our ability to scale newsgathering, production, technical and operational resources to serve both national and local, linear and digital, with the agility to deliver trusted information to every platform.” Susan Zirinsky will continue as President of CBS News until the new leadership has started and will assist with the transition. CBS is “in discussions with Zirinsky for a significant role at a new CBS News Content Studio to be launched later this year,” said the company.
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One day after CBS News exec Kim Godwin was named President of ABC News, effective in May, came word that “GMA” senior executive producer Michael Corn is out. “Michael Corn no longer works for ABC News,” said the company.
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Digital-first news network Cheddar has rebranded to Cheddar News. A new tagline, “Look Forward,” emphasizes the network’s focus on the next generation of innovation. As part of the refresh, the network is partnering with the FIRST global robotics community as their exclusive media partner for the 2021 FIRST Innovation Challenge. “As people across the globe look to ‘what’s next’ in drastically evolving industries like science, medicine, technology, engineering and more, Cheddar News aims to be the go-to media source for this critical content, shining a light on the next generation of innovators and newsmakers who are changing the world,” said Jon Steinberg, President, News & Advertising, Altice USA.
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On the entertainment front, CBS renewed five veteran dramas: “NCIS” for season 19, “Blue Bloods” for season 12, “Bull” for a sixth go-round, “S.W.A.T.” for a fifth, and “Magnum PI” for season four. The network previously renewed “Bob Hearts Abishola,” “The Equalizer,” “FBI,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “The Neighborhood,” “Survivor,” “Tough as Nails” for two seasons, and “Young Sheldon” for three seasons.
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The National Association of Broadcasters elected six television board members to two-year terms: Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group; Chris Cornelius, VP, Business Development, Morgan Murphy Broadcasting; Robert Hubbard, President/CEO, Hubbard Television Group; David Bradley, Chairman and CEO, News-Press & Gazette Co.; David Hanna, President, Lockwood Broadcasting; and Chris Ripley, President and CEO, Sinclair Broadcast Group.
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NBCUniversal shared details of its reimagined Upfront experience,premiering May 17. The presentation will showcase scripted and unscripted originals, franchises, sports, news, and live events, with talent and top executives providing a deeper look at their roles and perspectives. The event will take place on the sets of many of NBCU shows. “We’re bringing marketers into the IP that moves audiences around the world, empowering them to activate within our content, and establishing them as the benefactors of the trust and love our viewers have for our stories,” said Josh Feldman, CMO, NBCUniversal Advertising & Partnerships. “Together, we can use the power of storytelling to redefine partnership; reinvent the viewing experience for our audiences; and create real business impact, from small towns to the other side of the world.”
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TV One announced a new slate of programming across linear and digital networks at an Upfronts presentation that included network talent Essence Atkins (“Coins Forever”), Jazz Smollett (“Living by Design”), and Jernard Wells (“New Soul Kitchen”). “During a difficult year, we are proud that we were able to safely move full speed ahead with so many successful productions,” said Michelle Rice, President TV One and CLEO TV. “With a number of new programs in the pipeline, and strong performance across both linear and digital channels, TV One and CLEO TV are well positioned to continue serving as the go-to destination for African-American viewers.” New series coming to TV One include health and wellness series “Minding Your Body and Soul” (wt), and “Sins of the City,” exposing the underbellies of popular cities. Among the newcomers to Cleo TV will be magazine-format show “The Cleo Chronicles,” and cooking series “A Taste of the Diaspora” (wt).
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Page Turner (“Flip or Flop Nashville”) will star in HGTV’s freshly greenlit series, “Fix My Flip.” In the six-parter, Page, who’s returned to her hometown of Los Angeles, will bet on overwhelmed SoCal flippers by putting her own money down and taking over their project. The series is slated to premiere in late 2021.
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Sci-fi drama “The Imperfects” scored a straight-to-serie order fom Netflix. The series, from Dennis Heaton, Shelley Eriksen and Nomadic Pictures, will star Italia Ricci (“Designated Survivor”).
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Cartoon Network Studios unveiled “Cartoon Cartoons,” the next evolution of its animated shorts program. “Cartoon Cartoons” will be the studio’s first dedicated shorts program in over a decade, with a mission to innovate the art of animated storytelling, showcase diverse stories, discover new voices and mentor the next generation of animators.
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Philip Lawrence (“Jingle Jangle”) will host CBS’s upcoming competition series “Come Dance With Me,” from LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, filming in Australia in May. CBS Studios and 3 Ball Productions are producing.
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Casting notes: Fabien Frankel (“Last Christmas”) landed a major role in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon.”… Will Sasso (“Mom”), Tim Chiou (“SEAL Team”) and Zoe Manarel (“New Amsterdam”) and have joined the cast of HBO Max comedy pilot “OK Boomer.”…Janet Hubert (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) will recur on TBS comedy “The Last O.G.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production company Cream Productions is launching a podcast division. Cream Podcasts will create, develop and produce nonfiction audio programming with a focus on original content and spinoffs of their televised and streaming programming.
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The third and final season of FX comedy Mr Inbetween, created by and starring Scott Ryan as a family man/criminal for hire, premieres Tuesday, May 25 at 10p. The premiere will include the first two episodes, with one new episode airing each subsequent week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Drowning,” a ratings record-setter for UK’s Channel 5, lands on AMC Networks streamers Sundance Now and Acorn TV on Thursday, May 6. All four episodes will be available.
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“Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty” makes its debut on BBC America on Saturday, June 5 at 8p, as part of the net’s Wonderstruck line-up. The first episode will also air on AMC+, on Saturday, May 29; subsequent episodes will air alongside their BBCA airing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The story of drug maven Lori Arnold, sister of Tom Arnold, is explored in discovery+ docu-series “Queen of Meth,” a three-part documentary debuting Friday, May 7. “Queen of Meth displays the pervasiveness of drugs throughout a rural community, but at its heart is a deeply personal journey of self-discovery for the dealer responsible for it all, Lori Arnold,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy for discovery+. “This epic tale tracks the meteoric rise and inevitable fall one of the US’s most prolific drug traffickers and the devastating impact it ultimately had.”
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Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” is back for season six on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:30p. Among the voice talent for the animated series will be Kathy Griffin, Bobby Moynihan, Adam Carolla, Kevin Nealon, Desus & Mero, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes, Tiffany Haddish, Natasha Leggero, Jimmy Kimmel and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turkish romantic drama “Amor en Blanco y Negro” (“Black and White Love”) premieres for Hispanic viewers in the US on Kanal D Drama on Tuesday, April 20 at 10:50p. The series will air weeknights.
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Country music drama “Nashville,” which aired on ABC, then CMT between 2012-18, is joining the Start TV Network lineup, airing seven nights a week at 11p, starting Monday, May 3. Start TV focuse on strong female lead characters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some like it hot: MTV’s Florida-based reality show “Siesta Key” returns Wednesday, May 12 at 8p, leading into the premiere of “The Hills: New Beginning.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of “Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro” premieres Thursday, April 22 at 9p on Estrella TV. The Spanish-language talk show’s late-night format has doubled its primetime timeslot deliveries since premiering.
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NBCUniversal special “Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List,” an expansion of the NBC Nightly News franchise, will air at 8p on Saturday, May 1 on NBC and Telemundo, and the next day on MSNBC, CNBC and NBC News Now. Honorees include Lin-Manuel Miranda, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, Spurs assistant coach Becky Harmon, chef Jose Andres and Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’ “The Late Show” will go live on Wednesday, April 28, after President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. Stephen Colbert’s last live “Late Night” show was Inauguration Day.
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Tubi announced it will exclusively premiere the Anpanman franchisefrom TMS Entertainment to English and Spanish speaking audiences. “Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope” is the first of ten films to premiere on the streamer. “Anime fans of all ages can now enjoy the Japanese phenomenon Anpanman in English and Spanish for the first time ever,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “We can’t wait for viewers to meet Anpanman and his lovable enemy Baikinman as they join our iconic roster of characters on Tubi Kids.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is going back in time for ‘90s Day, a series of marketing activations to promote the premiere of new series “Cruel Summer,” set in the 1990s. Among the giveways will be Dippin’ Dots, Steve Madden platform slides, vouchers for records and CDs, and “Cruel Intentions” swag at a roller rink. The psychological thriller debuts Tuesday, April 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A three-part reunion convening the cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” begins Sunday, April 24 at 8p, continuing the next two Sundays.
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Yahoo Finance will serve as the livestream host of the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting on Saturday, May 1at 12:30p. “The COVID-19 pandemic has again led us to make changes to the annual meeting, but we’re …pleased to know that anyone who wants to watch the meeting can do so thanks to the worldwide streaming provided by Yahoo Finance,” said Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with the kickoff of Nuestras Finanzas (Our Finances), a national program designed to raise awareness about the importance of financial edutaion among US Hispanics. As part of Telemundo’s corporate social responsibility platform, El Poder en Ti (The Power in You), the new program will offer assistance and resources. Additionally, Telemundo will provide financial education resources to small businesses through its Nuestros Negocios (Our Businesses) platform launched last year.
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One-time champ Buzzy Cohen will guest host the “Jeopardy!”Tournament of Champions from May 17-28. Cohen brought home the prize in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dino Dana” is getting the big screen treatment with “Dino Dana The Movie,” from Sinking Ship Entertainment. The film makes its debut at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, FL on May 22.
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During the week of March 15, the premiere episode of Disney+ series “The Falcom and the Winter Soldier” drew 495 million mintes, making it the streamer’s most-watched series premiere since its December 2019 launch, topping “The Mandelorian” and “WandaVision.”
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