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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/23/21)
HBO: A Black Lady Sketch Show (Premiere) at 11pm
NETFLIX: Murder by the Coast (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Shadow and Bone (Premiere)
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 4/24/21)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Rege-Jean Page, Musical Guest: Bad Bunny (Repeat) at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 4/25/21)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: Oscars 2021 at 5pm
ABC: On The Red Carpet At The Oscars: The Arrivals at 5:30pm
ABC: The 93rd Annual Academy Awards at 8pm
BBC AMERICA: Top Gear (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Naked and Afraid XL (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Worst Cooks in America (Premiere) at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Murderous History (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Extreme Sisters (Premiere) at 10pm

HBO and HBO Max now reach a combined 44.2 million US subscribers,up from 41 million at the end of 2020. In its first quarter earnings report, AT&T said 30.9 million subscribers are “wholesale” customers who subscribe to HBO and get HBO Max for free, while 9.7 million subscribe directly to the streaming service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat added 15 million new users in 1Q21, and the number of daily active users rose 22% year-over-year, to hit 280 million. “We began 2021 by achieving our highest year-over-year revenue and daily active user growth rates in over three years during the quarter, and delivering positive free cash flow for the first time in Snap’s history as a public company,” said CEO Evan Spiegel. “The strength of our business underscores our relentless focus on product innovation and is a testament to our team’s ability to execute well together over the long term.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

New York Comic Con has been set for October 7-10 as an in-person event at the Javits Center, but with “very limited” attendance for now, according to parent company ReedPop. “You’re probably wondering what the heck a photo op may look like and how panel seating will work,” said ReedPop’s US Comic Portfolio Director, Kristina Rogers. “We’ll be sharing more information in the months leading up to our shows, and we are committed to being as transparent as possible.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Producers Guild of America is adding bullying training to its Independent Production Safety Initiative. “We are deeply disturbed and disheartened by the continuing allegations of workplace harassment and abuse in our industry, and stand with those who speak out against such violence and intimidation in all forms,” said the PGA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Richard Lewis, who was not planning to appear in season 11 of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with Larry David due to health issues, tweeted a photo of himself on set. “Although I’m still recovering from three surgeries and missing Season 11 of Curb, LD called me and asked if there was any chance if I felt strong enough to do one episode! I am and here I’m on the set to shoot it. I’m so grateful,” said Lewis. Tweeted “Curb” castmate Michael McKean, “You got this, milord.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Professional Collegiate League, a start-up group that hopes to compete with the NCAA by paying college students to play basketball, inked a deal with network Next Level to air its games on linear and streaming platforms. Players will earn between $50,000-$150,000/year, plus stipends to cover tuition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News, in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Program,has selected the latest recipient of the annual Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship. This year’s scholarship will be awarded to Marin Martin, the daughter of Fox News Digital Senior Opinion Editor, Lynne Jordal Martin. The scholarship awards eligible children of network employees $2,000 per college year for a maximum of four years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wheel of Fortune is partnering with Minto Communities and Margaritaville to add a home envelope to the bonus wheel, giving contestants appearing during “Home Sweet Home” week the opportunity to win a new home in Latitude Margaritaville, a 55-and-better active adult community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max ordered docu-series “Take Out,” featuring journalist Lisa Ling exploring hotspots for Asian cuisine. Part2 Pictures (“This Is Life with Lisa Ling”) is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Hype House,” following a group of influencers living large in an LA mansion, has landed at Netflix. The reality show is part of a brand alliance between Wheelhouse Group and Hype House.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A docu-series focused on Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver, is in development at Netflix. The show from 300 Studios and Boardwalk Pictures will look at the 2021 racing season through Wallace’s eyes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The “90 Day Fiancé” spin-offs just keep coming. Next up: “90 Day: Foody Call,” streaming on discovery+ starting Saturday, May 29. Couples from the franchise invite viewers into their kitchens and dish on recipes for relationship success, while preparing traditional meals from their home countries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dark comedy “Kevin Can F**K Himself” debuts on AMC+ Sunday, June 20 at 9p. The show follows the story of a woman played by Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”) who revolts against the injustices in her life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime docu-series “Cellmate Secrets” revisits some of the most infamous stories of criminals as part of Lifetime’s Summer of Secrets lineup. Angie Harmon (“Rizzoli and Isles”) will narrate the six-parter. “Angie, true crime and Lifetime are a perfect fit together,” said Amy Winter, EVP, Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN. “We know our audience devoured the stories when they were playing out in headlines, but now we can go even deeper.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

All six episodes of satirical drama “The Bite,” from creators Robert and Michelle King (“The Good Fight”), premiere exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers for free On Demand on Friday, May 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With TLC’s “Extreme Sisters” premiering Sunday night, executive producer Joshua Ackerman, Chief Creative Officer for Bodega Pictures, shares what makes the reality show stand out. “Extreme Sisters invites viewers into some of the most wonderful and wild worlds we at Bodega have captured,” said Ackerman. “TLC challenged us with scouting sisters with never-before-seen eccentricities, and also the type of heart and warmth that still makes them so relatable, which we welcomed and ran with.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three-part docu-series “How I Created a Cult,” focused on notorious guru Andrew Cohen, drops on BBC Select Monday, May 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael J. Fox will be honored with the Award in Television Excellence at ATX’s Television Festival’s June 11-20 virtual event. Titles set for inclusion so far include Showtime’s “Ziwe,” Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” and Fox’s “HouseBroken.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel will present a season one marathon of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” on Saturday, May 8 beginning at 5p. The stunt comes in advance of the series’ season two premiere on Friday, May 14 on Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FETV pays tribute to the late Felix Silla with a special episode of “The Addams Family” (“My Fair Cousin Itt”) Sunday night at 10p. Silla passed away last Friday at the age of 84.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Entertainment Group, WarnerMedia, ViacomCBS, and The Walt Disney Company, among others, are onboard for virtual gathering, “Better Together: Mental Health Storytelling Summit.” Taking place May 3-5, the event is aimed at empowering content creators to expand portrayals of mental health that encourage viewers to speak up and get help.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andy Cohen convenes the cast of Bravo’s “Summer House” for a two-part reunion beginning Thursday, April 29 at 9:15p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Court TV viewing Tuesday afternoon peaked between 4:30-5:30p, reaching 402,000 viewers 2+. Court TV was ranked in the top 15 ad-supported cable in the time period.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $277 million.

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $104 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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