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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 4/20/21)
A&E: Storage Wars (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Hustle & Tow (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Deadliest Catch (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY:Undercover Billionaire (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: Chopped 420 (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Deadliest Catch: Bloodline (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: The Fog of Murder (Premiere)
FREEFORM: Cruel Summer (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Sasquatch (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Izzy’s Koala World (Premiere)
PBS: Philly D.A. (Premiere) at 9pm
OWN: Queen Sugar (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: The Blended Bunch (Finale) at 9pm

Hear ye, hear ye: Facebook introduced a range of audio experiences in the works, including audio creation tools; Soundbites, short-form audio clips to share in News Feed; and podcasts which can be listened to on the Facebook app. Clubhouse-like Live Audio Rooms will roll out to all Messenger users this summer. Monetization models will include the ability to charge for access to a Live Audio Room through a single purchase or a subscription. Captions will be offered on all audio experiences, and eventually different formats will live in a central listening destination on Facebook where people can find new things and new people to listen to.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed YA drama “Ginny & Georgia” for a second season. Season one, which debuted February 24, attracted more than 52 million Netflix subscriber households in its first 28 days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gray Television is building a “Studio City” space outside of Atlanta. Filming on the 127-acre property, to be converted from a General Motors plant into 10 TV and movie studios, offices, apartments and a hotel, is expected to begin in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scoring the most nominations for the 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” were “WandaVision” (5), “Emily In Paris” (4), “The Boys” (4), “Bridgerton” (3), “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (3) and “The Mandalorian.” The awards show airs Monday, May 16 at 9p. The following night, reality TV is celebrated at the “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel signed KTTV-TV investigative reporter Bill Melugin as a national correspondent. Melugin begins his new role on May 3, based in FNC’s LA bureau.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Amazon Studios handed a pilot order to MGM International Television Production’s YA mystery drama “Shelter,” based on the first novel in Harlan Coben’s Mickey Bolitar trilogy. MGM also acquired the rights to Coben’s entire Mickey Bolitar series. Coben will serve as an executive producer on the project alongside showrunner and executive producer Ed Decter (“Shadowhunters”). Erik Barmack will also serve as an executive producer. The pilot begins filming this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also landing a pilot order, in this case from Fox, is dating competition “Masquerade Ball,” from ZnakTV and Fox Alternative Entertainment. In the show, singles try to make an impression during just a few minutes on the dance floor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix gave an eight-episode order to “Florida Man,” starring Edgar Ramirez (“Yes Day”) as a struggling ex-cop. The drama comes from Donald Todd and Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Power” Director Rob Hardy struck a first-look deal with Lionsgate and “Power” creator Courtney Kemp’s End of Episodes Productions. “Rob is an incredibly talented director and an absolute pleasure to work with. His keen artistic vision and expertise helped bring some of the most riveting episodes and performances to the ‘Power’ Universe,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One of the Olympics-themed programs headed to Peacock ahead of the Tokyo Summer Games is docu-series “Golden,” from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted. The six-episode series follows six hopefuls competing for four spots on the women’s gymnastics team.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Synchronicity Films (“The Cry”) has optioned the rights to Graeme Armstrong’s debut novel, The Young Team, to develop as a scripted series. Adrian McDowall (“The Last Czars”) will direct the adaptation, with British writer Ben Tagoe on board as screenwriter. Graeme Armstrong will act as consultant on the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Action star Don Lee and producing partner Chris Lee are developing“The Club” with Starlings Television. The drama series is based on Korean format “The Trap,” about a detective swept up in a twisted mystery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dre Ryan (“Lady in the Lake”) inked a two-year overall deal with Endeavor Content. “Dre truly represents the next generation of showrunners and we feel honored and privileged at the work we will do together,” said Joe Hipps, EVP, Television, Endeavor Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Canadian-U.S. kids entertainment company, bulbKIDZ, announced its first original preschool animation project, “Gopher It!”. The Canadian production is now in development, planned for Fall 2022 Season 1 and Spring 2023 Season 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UCP has crowned its Tiger King. John Cameron Mitchell (“Shrill”) will play the title character opposite SNL’s Kate McKinnon in “Joe Exotic,” a limited series slated to air across NBC, USA Network and Peacock. “Joe and I are the same age and like him, I grew up queer in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas so I feel like I know a little bit about this guy and his desperate attempt to conquer an inhospitable world,” said Mitchell of the now-jailed zoo owner, who rose to fame as the subject of Netflix’s hit docu-series. Amazon is also developing a Tiger King project, starring Nicolas Cage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Janeane Garofalo (“Broad City”) will guest on the seventh and final season of “Younger,” on Paramount+…Henry Lloyd-Hughes (“Killing Eve”) and Thalissa Teixeira (“Too Close”) have joined the cast of AMC crime drama “Ragdoll.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC+ British psychological drama “Too Close,” starring Emily Watson (“Genius”) as a forensic psychiatrist, will be available to binge starting Thursday, May 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dave,” with an average episode audience of 9.4 million total viewers its first season – FX’ most-watched comedy series ever – is back for season two on Wednesday, June 16 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Unbreakable,” following young adults with disabilities who overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams, premieres on Fuse Tuesday, May 4 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E series “Hustle & Tow,” premiering, tonight, April 20, is about more than the tricky work of tow truck operators. “While scouting shops for ‘Hustle & Tow,’ it was striking to us how the cast and locations that truly popped also naturally reflected the way the country really looks; while we’re of course documenting the high-octane dangers of tow truck operators’ daily work, the real electricity comes from the show’s incredible diversity,” executive producer Benjamin Nurick, President of Bodega Pictures, tells Cynopsis. “There’s no better home for this series than A&E, and we’re hopeful it will mark the beginning of a long and successful creative partnership.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s “Deliciousness” is back for season two, in a one-week special event launching Monday, April 26 at 7p. Tiffani Thiessen (“Saved By the Bell”) hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Detective drama “Whitstable” launches Monday, May 24 on Acorn TV. The six-parter explores the dark undercurrents of a picturesque English seaside town.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon anthology series “SOLOS” debuts Friday, May 21. Over seven episodes, starring Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway and Uzo Aduba, among others, the show explores what it means to be human.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Back for season nine on Bravo is reality show “Shahs of Sunset,” starting Sunday, May 16 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo Deportes will present over 300 hours of Tokyo 2020 Olympics programming. Telemundo network will present 187 hours of live competitions and daily recap specials, while its cable network Universo will provide 122 hours of live coverage. Coverage kicks off Wednesday, July 21 with the Women’s Soccer Competition live on Universo at 3a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCLX, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ TV and streaming network aimed at viewers A18-45, will celebrate Earth Day with 23 consecutive hours of programming dedicated to the environment and conservation on Thursday, April 22, startingat 1a. One-hour special event, “LX Live from the Bottom of the Ocean,” premieres at 4p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OZY Media’s OZY Fest, featuring entertainment, interactive experiences and conversations, will return on May 15-16 as a virtual event. The 2020 festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival will be livestreamed to the Carlos Watson Show YouTube Channel, presented by OZY Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Unsellable Houses” delivered the highest-rated episode for the series on Tuesday, April 13, garnering a .71 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a 1.0 Live+3 rating among W25-54. Attracting more than 4.5 million total viewers, the episode also earned a .73 among upscale P25-54, a 1.0 among upscale W25-54 and a 1.62 Live+3 rating with households. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s broadcast of the 2021 Latin American Music Awards last Thursday drew a total of 42.4 million engagements across television, digital and social. On linear, the ceremony delivered 1.6 million total viewers and 641,000 A18-49, and reached a cumulative audience of 3.3 million total viewers, including 1.3 million A18-49, with the simulcast on Telemundo and Universo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season debut of “Wild West Chronicles” on INSP set a record for the highest-rated original program to air on the net. The April 11 debut generated a .441 average HH rating, according to Nielsen Npower data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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