FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/3/21)
DIY: Maine Cabin Masters (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Best Baker in America (Premiere) at 9pm
NICK: Ryan’s Mystery Playdate: Command Center (Premiere) at 10am
OOUTDOOR CHANNEL: Country Outdoors Live (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Donkey Hodie (Premiere) at 8am
PBS: Antiques Roadshow: Celebrity Edition (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Pray, Obey, Kill (Finale) at 9pm

Roku yanked Google’s YouTube TV from its channel store upon the expiration of the companies’ distribution agreement on Friday. “We have only asked Google for four simple commitments,” said Roku in a statement. “First, not to manipulate consumer search results. Second, not to require access to data not available to anyone else. Third, not to leverage their YouTube monopoly to force Roku to accept hardware requirements that would increase consumer costs. Fourth, not to act in a discriminatory and anticompetitive manner against Roku.” Existing customers will still have access to YouTube TV, but new sign-ups are blocked. Responded YouTube TV, “Despite our best efforts to come to an agreement in the best interests of our mutual users, Roku terminated our deal in bad faith amidst our negotiation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK’s ITV didn’t broadcast the fifth and final season three episode of “Viewpoint” on Friday, after allegations emerged from numerous women about sexual harassment on the part of the show’s star, Noel Clarke. “In light of the very serious nature of the allegations against Noel Clarke raised by 20 women in the Guardian’s report, ITV has decided it is no longer appropriate to broadcast the final episode,” said a network spokesperson. The episode was made available for a limited time on ITV Hub. Clarke “vehemently” denied any misconduct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Clarke’s problems didn’t end there – Sky has halted his work on season four of “Bulletproof,” as well as his involvement in any future Sky productions. “Sky stands against all forms of sexual harassment and bullying and takes any allegations of this nature extremely seriously,” said the company. The CW, which aired the first three seasons of “Bulletproof,” pulled it from the net’s streaming services, and All3Media suspended Clarke and his business partner, Jason Maza, from their production company, Unstoppable Film and Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC picked up comedies “Young Rock” and “Kenan” for second seasons. “Young Rock” ranks as the number two new comedy for the season among A18-49 and the net’s number one comedy debut across digital platforms. “Kenan” is NBC’s number four digital comedy launch to date. Both series debuted in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season five of Netflix’s “The Last Kingdom” will be its last. Filming is underway in Hungary on the historical drama’s final, 10-episode chapter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Musician/actor/“The Voice” coach Nick Jonas will host the “Billboard Music Awards,” airing live Sunday, May 23 at 8p on NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News and weekend anchor Leland Vittert “have mutually and amicably parted ways,” said the network. Vittert, who joined FNC in 2010 but hadn’t been seen on air since January, was a target of former President Trump and some of his supporters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max handed a 10-episode order to “The Garcias,” from New Cadence Productions. The show is a sequel to Nickelodeon’s “The Brothers Garcia,” which ran from 2000-04.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A filmed production of Broadway hit “Come From Away” will be released on Apple TV+ later this year. eOne is producing and financing the live filming of the show, which tells the true story of 7000 airline passengers stranded in a small town in Newfoundland on September 11, 2001.
(Source: Cynopsis)

J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) is replacing Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”) opposite Sissy Spacek in Amazon drama “Lightyears.” The co-production between Amazon Studios and Legendary Television follows a couple who have a chamber buried in their backyard that leads to a deserted planet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”) will play the title role in HBO Max’s “Green Lantern,” from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television…Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit”) will star in HBO Max period comedy “Our Flag Means Death,” as well as serve as executive producer and pilot director.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!,” executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring SNL’s Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), premieres Friday, July 16. Two episodes of the parody of Golden Age musicals will be available at launch followed by one episode weekly every Friday. Martin Short will guest star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three self-financed teams who hope to launch themselves into space are the focus of discovery+ limited series “Homemade Astronauts,” streaming Tuesday, May 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of BYUtv’s “Survivalists” debuts Tuesday, May 4 at 9p. Hosted by Colin O’Brady, the reality show features two everyday families who embark on a three-day survival immersion course in the wild to reconnect and repair their relationships.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One will air a special episode of “Uncensored” featuring the late rapper DMX on Sunday, May 16 at 8p, immediately followed by the annual “Urban One Honors” at 9p. The show features an interview with DMX just three weeks before his passing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Nikki Glaser will host the inaugural “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted,” airing Monday, May 17 at 9p. As previously announced, SNL alum Leslie Jones will host the “MTV Movie & TV Awards” the night before.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a programming block every weekday morning in May from 6:00-8:00a, featuring curated episodes of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” “David Rocco’s Dolce India,” Ovation TV original series “Chasing the Sun: Asia,” and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Continuing the new season of its “Future History” franchise, Fuse Media is celebrating AAPI Month by honoring the Future Asian Pacific History makers who are using their voice to drive positive change. The Future Asian Pacific History Class of 2021 will be spotlighted through a short-form video series on the Fuse digital and social platforms, as well as its Fuse and FM (Fuse Music) linear channels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, World Channel is presenting a slate of films on the AAPI experience this month. The first of the three films, “Curtain Up!”, touching upon the theatre community, debuts Tuesday, May 11, at 8p. The films are a part of WORLD Channel’s documentary series “America ReFramed.”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CrimeCon’s 2021 event will take place live in Austin, Texas from June 4-6. The true crime hybrid event will feature sessions focused on true crime stories, series, and podcasts from the last year. Oxygen returns as presenting sponsor for the fifth time; Hulu, Amazon, NBCU, HLN, FilmRise, BritBox, and others will all activate in various capacities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Law&Crime has been selected by Los Angeles Superior Court to provide video footage from inside the courtroom of the Robert Durst murder trial for all of the national, international and local media covering the trial. Live gavel-to-gavel trial coverage begins May 17 on the Law&Crime Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix landed US rights to action film “Gunpowder Milkshake,” from STX Films, which will be added to the streamer’s summer lineup. The Studiocanal and The Picture Company flick focuses on three generations of female assassins.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The opening night of the NFL Draft on Thursday across ABC, ESPN and NFL Network drew 12.5 million viewers, with ESPN accounting for 6.48 million viewers, ABC 4.19 million and NFLN 1.83 million. Last year’s show delivered 15.6 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

President Biden’s address to the joint session of Congress on Wednesday drew 26.9 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated in modern history. The second lowest was President Barack Obama’s address in January , 2016, which clocked 31.2 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thirty-two million people tuned in to the latest season of HGTV’s “Home Town,” which wrapped on Sunday, April 25. The show delivered its highest-ever ratings among P25-54, averaging a .85 in Live+3 and a 1.08 in the W25-54 demo. Among upscale viewers, the season averaged a 0.96 rating among upscale P25-54 and a 1.20 rating among upscale W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the month of April, Discovery was the #1 pay-TV portfolio for Adults (P18+) on reach and engagement, as well as the #1 Total TV portfolio on W25-54 average time spent, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. HGTV wrapped the month ranking as the #1 non-news cable network in Prime and Total Day among P2+, HHs, and P/W18+, while TLC was the #1 cable network Primetime among women (W25-54/18-49/18-34), and the #2 network on all of TV on Sunday nights among P/W25-54 and W18-49/18-34. April also marked TLC’s best April Monday Prime among P/W25-54 in 13 years and best in 10 years among W18-49/18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Academy Award-winning film, stage and television actress Olympia Dukakis died May 1 after months of failing health. She was 89. Among Dukakis’ television credits were Emmy-nominated roles in “More Tales of the City” and “Joan of Arc.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Mortal Kombat – $6.2 million
Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train – $4.5 million
Godzilla vs. Kong – $2.7 million
Separation – $1.8 million
Raya and the Last Dragon $1.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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