FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ OSCARS/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (4/26/21)
Today’s Premieres
ACORN TV:
Backstrom (Premiere)
HGTV: $50K Three Ways (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Inside Out (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Exposure (Premiere)
MTV: Deliciousness (Premiere) at 7pm
NAT. GEO.: IMPACT with Gal Gadot (Premiere) at 12pm
UNIVISION: Disenando Tu Amor (Premiere) at 8pm

General Motors announced plans to hold an upfront event for minority-owned media companies, and “encourage existing and potential partners to submit an overview of their business for consideration by GM for deeper engagements.” GM added it has established a new set of criteria that “will allow for more flexibility based on the size and scale of the media organization.” The move comes after a group of Black media leaders bought full-page ads in the Detroit Free Press and Wall Street Journal last month calling for GM to increase their Black media spend; on Friday, GM reiterated its plans to spend 2% with Black-owned media in 2021, and 8% by 2025.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of Sunday’s Oscars broadcast on ABC, Disney Advertising said it had sold out of ad inventory – and postponing the event from February to April due to the pandemic didn’t hurt, according to Rita Ferro, President, Disney Advertising Sales. “The later date of the event allows consumers even more time to view the nominated films, than in year’s past, in the comfort of their homes,” noted Ferro. “It’s also paved the way for even more activations and enabled us to expand our ad offering for sponsors – across linear, digital and social – pre- and post-show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elon Musk has been scheduled as host of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”on May 8. The eccentric CEO of Tesla will be joined by musical guest Miley Cyrus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America has a new on-air look and brand identity, including the tagline, “Brit-ish,” celebrating the AMC Networks net’s dual British and American heritage. “This new refreshed work around our BBC America brand recognizes a British sensibility given a distinctly American twist that allows our unique ‘Brit-ish-ness’ to shine through,” said Blake Callaway, General Manager of BBC America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The adult animation development teams at WarnerMedia’s Adult Swim and HBO Max have been combined. Suzanna Makkos is expanding her role as EVP, Original Comedy and Animation for HBO Max to include Adult Swim. “The adult animation boom is just starting, and by aligning our strengths and organizing as one, unified, best in class development team we are creating an unmatched, multiplatform destination for both creators and fans,” said Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s Head of Original Content. “Adult Swim has created an iconoclastic adult animation brand, and that identity will not only be preserved, it will now be further fueled by HBO Max and Suzanna’s talented development leadership.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS renewed warhorse NCIS: Los Angeles for season 13, and gave a straight-to-series order to “NCIS: Hawaii.” The new series, created/executive produced by “NCIS: New Orleans” executive producers/showrunners Christopher Silber and Jan Nash, as well as “SEAL Team” writer-producer Matt Bosack, follows the franchise’s first female lead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lester Holt has been named Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News. “There is simply no journalist held in greater esteem,” said NBC News President Noah Oppenheim in a note to staff. Holt has anchored the newscast since 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The untitled comedy starring Alec Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer, which had scored a straight-to-series order from ABC, is not going forward at the network. Studio 20th Television is shopping the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” has been picked up by Apple TV+. The eight-part docu-series, executive produced by Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees (“Amy”) looks at the musicians and soundtracks that shaped the culture of 1971. Universal Music Group’s Mercury Studios produces in association with On The Corner Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max ordered a third season of “Selena + Chef,” starring singer/actress Selena Gomez. Gomez exec produces for July Moon Productions, along with Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Leah Hariton for The Intellectual Property Corporation and Melissa Stokes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz is developing “The Case of Cyntoia Brown,” a limited drama series inspired by the story of Cyntoia Brown-Long, who served 15 years of a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 years old. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (“Power”) and his G-Unit Film & Television executive produce with La La Anthony (“Power,” “The Chi”), who has been a long-time supporter of Brown-Long’s and brought the project to G-Unit. Santa Sierra (“Narcos”), a co-executive producer, is writing the limited series. Brown-Long and her husband Jamie Long will consult on the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Natalie Chaidez (“Queen of the South”) is joining HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant” for season two, as co-showrunner with Steve Yockey. Chaidez will executive produce alongside Yockey, Kaley Cuoco, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter; season one showrunners Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin are leaving.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Change is also afoot for the sophomore season of HBO’s “Perry Mason.” Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (“The Knick”) signed an overall deal with HBO that includes having them serve as writers, executive producers and showrunners for the reboot. The series’ creators, Rob Fitzgerald and Rolin Jones, were writers and showrunners for season one.

Set for a second season on Disney Channel is “Secrets of Sulpher Springs,” produced by Gwave Productions. The time-travel mystery series has reached 8.4 million viewers since its January premiere, ranking as the #1 series across all television among Girls 6-11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for season two is “AwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer,” hosted by season one winner and TikTok star Owen Holt. Produced by Awesomeness, production begins this month in Las Vegas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bob Costas is returning to HBO for “Back on the Record with Bob Costas,” launching later this spring. The show, featuring extended conversations with sports newsmakers and legends, follows Costas’ turns in HBO’s “On the Record with Bob Costas” (2001-2004) and “Costas Now” (2005-2009). Costas, who will remain with the MLB Network, hosted a record 11 Olympic Games on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Murphy limited series “Halston” will premiere globally Friday, May 14 on Netflix. Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”) stars as the fashion designer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

discovery+ audiences can swim along with ocean explorer Patrick Dykstra in “Chasing Ocean Giants.” All eight episodes will be available to stream starting Thursday, April 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FETV is running a “Betwitched” marathon on Sunday, May 2. “Mother (in-Law) Knows Best,” featuring Endora (Agnes Moorehead) as she keeps mortal son-in-law Darrin (Dick York) in line, airs from 3-9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Schedule change at A&E: “Biography: Ultimate Warrior” will now premiere on Sunday, May 23 at 8p, and “Biography: Mick Foley” will premiere on Sunday, May 30 at 8p. The shows are part of a ten-week programming block of documentaries focused on WWE Superstars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel’s Harris Faulkner will present a one-hour special, “The Faulkner Focus: Police in America,” on Tuesday, April 27 at 11a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV, Food Network and TLC pulled in more than 16.7 million total viewers on April 18, with Live+3 ratings by series such as “90 Day Fiance Tell All Pt. 2” on TLC (1.98 P25-54; 2.78 W25-54), “Tournament of Champions” on Food Network (1.32 P25-54; 1.56 W25-54) and “Home Town” on HGTV (0.96 P25-54; 1.19 W25-54) helping Discovery, Inc. deliver 32% of women watching cable that Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of MTV’s “The Challenge: Double Agents” drew a 1.12 rating among A18-49 in Live+SD Nielsens and a 5.2 share. It was the franchise’s best share in 15 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The April 8 season 10 premiere of UPtv’s “Bringing Up Bates” ranks as the highest-rated season premiere in the show’s history, drawing a .07 Cov AA% in W25-54 and HHs, in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “Ready to Love” has seen +42% growth in P2+ across this season’s first three episodes. Its most recent telecast drove OWN to be the #1 cable network on Friday night among African-American W25-54 and W18-49 and the #1 cable net, excluding news and sports, among African-American HHs and P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

THE 93RD ACADEMY AWARDS (OSCARS 2021) – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1260848/oscars-2021-winners-the-complete-list

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Mortal Kombat – $22.5 million
Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train – $19.5 million
Godzilla vs. Kong – $4.2 million
Nobody – $1.9 million
Raya and the Last Dragon $1.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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