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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/22/21)
BET+: Bigger (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Action Planet (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Secrets of the Whales (Premiere)
ESTRELLA TV: Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO MAX: Ellen’s Next Great Designer (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Generation Hustle (Premiere)
PBS: Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (Premiere) at 8pm
PEACOCK: Rutherford Falls (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: Thin Ice (Premiere)
TRU TV: Big Trick Energy (Premiere) at 10:30p
YOU TUBE: Create Together (Premiere)
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (Finale) at 10pm

The final group of guest hosts for season 37 of “Jeopardy!” includes “GMA” anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos; “Celebrity Jeopardy!” champ David Faber; and sportscaster Joe Buck. Also onboard is LeVar Burton, which should please the close to 250,000 people who signed a Change.org petition to have the “Reading Rainbow” host named as permanent replacement for the late “Jeopardy!” great, Alex Trebek.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a multi-year content licensing agreement for US streaming and TV rights to Sony Pictures’ new theatrical releases across Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s portfolio of platforms. The deal covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 and begins for each film following its Pay 1 TV window. The agreement builds upon the companies’ prior arrangement, which saw SPE movies licensed to FX in the post-Pay 1 TV window. The deal also grants rights to number of SPE’s library titles, ranging from the “Jumanji” and “Hotel Transylvania” franchises to Marvel characters films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Standard General is continuing its proxy fight against Tegna, with a letter to shareholders that was a response to a rebuttal presentation filed by Tegna. Standard General called the presentation “deeply flawed” because the pure-play TV broadcaster benchmarked itself against companies with significant non-television assets. Responded Tegna, “Standard General’s latest unfounded attacks ignore what matters to shareholders: Tegna is delivering record performance, building on its already strong record in ESG and DE&I, and shares are trading this month at all-time highs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game show “Floor Is Lava” scored a season two renewal from Netflix. According to Netflix, 37 million members tuned in to the game show during its first four weeks.
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After 12 seasons with the New England Patriots, wide receiver Julian Edelman and Coast Productions partner Assaf Sissa have inked a first-look deal with ViacomCBS that includes Edelman joining “Inside the NFL” as an analyst. It will be the show’s 43rd season, and first on Paramount+. The agreement also calls for Coast Productions, which worked with Showtime Sports on documentary “100%: Julian Edelman,” to develop scripted and unscripted programming across ViacomCBS properties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu handed a straight-to-series order for comedy series sequel “How I Met Your Father,” from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (“This Is Us”). Hilary Duff (“Younger”) will star and serve as a producer. “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will executive produce alongside Aptaker and Berger. 20th Television, which produced the original, will serve as the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting note: Fox’s reboot of “Fantasy Island” will include Kiara Barnes (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) in a series regular role, and John Gabriel Rodriquez (“If Loving You Is Wrong”) as heavily recurring.
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Starz picked up period drama “Death and Nightingales,” starring Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”), Jamie Dornan (“The Fall”) and Ann Skelly (The Nevers”), for a May 16 launch. Red Arrow Studios International also sold the show to HBO Europe for CEE, the Nordics, Spain and Portugal, Sky Network Television for New Zealand, and Yes for Israel. DirecTV picked up the series for all Latin American markets excluding Brazil.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Netflix’s “Master of None” will arrive in May, according to a new teaser from the streamer. The comedy starring Aziz Ansari last aired in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “David Makes Man,” about the pressures facing a rising businessman, returns for season two on Tuesday, June 22 at 9p.
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Journalist SuChin Pak will host this year’s virtual IAB 2021 PodcastUpfront “Listen Up!” from May 11-13. “With a pulse on news, pop culture, and the cultural moment, SuChin will bring a unique voice to this year’s event,” said Eric John, VP, Media Center, IAB. “She is someone who breaks boundaries across TV and podcasting.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Weather Channel has announced the Pattrn Earth Film Challenge,a short film competition aimed at engaging the next generation of filmmakers in storytelling projects that educate on the topic of climate change. The inaugural call for submissions opens today, Earth Day. The competition will culminate in the fall, when the finalist films will be screened and promoted across various Pattrn and Weather Channel platforms, including TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sundance smash “CODA,” a drama following the sole hearing member of a deaf family, will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+ on August 13. Apple snapped up the film for $25 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Academy Awards red carpet coverage includes a “Brunch at the Oscars” special followed by “Live From E!: Oscars 2021?”, starting at 3p on Sunday, April 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney and Pixar short “22 vs. Earth” debuts on Disney+ on Friday, April 30. The short is set before the events of 2020 feature film “Soul.” “While making ‘Soul,’ we talked about the why of a new soul not wanting to live on Earth, but it didn’t ultimately belong in that movie,” said director Kevin Nolting. “‘22 vs. Earth’ was a chance to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. As a fairly cynical person myself, it felt like perfect material.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is cleaning up with a “Maid-for-a-Day” Mother’s Day marathon starting Sunday, May 9 at 5a. The lineup will include episodes of 1961-66 sitcom “Hazel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN drew the most viewers for the verdict of Derek Chauvin. Between 4:30-6:30 on Tuesday, the cable news net drew over 4 million viewers and 1.459 million among A25-54, according to early Nielsen data. ABC News came in second with slightly fewer total viewers and 980,000 in the demo. Fox News was next with 3.442 million total viewers/742,000 A25-54; followed by MSNBC with 3.066 million/562,000 A25-54; and CBS News with 3.017 viewers and 682,000 A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Academy of Country Music Awards joined the pack of awards shows drawing record low ratings, with 6.3 million viewers for ABC’s Sunday broadcast, down from 6.6 million in 2020, according to Nielsen. The show was still the third-most-watched show the week of April 12, following CBS’ “60 Minutes” (8.48 million) and “Young Sheldon” (7.46 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)


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