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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/4/21)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New York City (Premiere) at 9pm
DISNEY+: Star Wars: The Bad Batch Series (Premiere)
NBC: Young Rock (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Finale) at 8p
TLC: Outdaughtered (Finale) at 8p

NBC can’t get enough Dick Wolf. The network gave a straight to series order to “Law & Order: For The Defense,” a spinoff from Wolf’s venerable series. Wolf is partnering with Carol Mendelsohn, who helms the “CSI” series brands. The new drama will take viewers inside a criminal defense firm. Mendelsohn will serve as showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gray Television is poised to become the second largest TV broadcast group in the US. The company is acquiring Meredith’s local media group of 17 stations in 12 markets for $2.7 billion, a deal it says catapults it to new status in the fast-consolidating industry. Meredith is spinning off its National Media Group—which includes magazines People, InStyle and Better Homes & Gardens—to shareholders, and Gray will then acquire all outstanding shares in a deal expected to close in Q4. The move comes a week after Allen Media acquired seven stations from Gray for $380 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In development at Showtime is a series focusing on the years-long battle between Al Capone and Eliot Ness. Penned by Ben Jacoby (“Newsflash”), the project is based on the Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz nonfiction book Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness and the Battle for Chicago. It hails from Hideout, run by Heather Kadin, and CBS Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Author Laura Hankin’s “A Special Place for Women” is headed to TV. Paramount Television Studios acquired rights to develop the mystery novel, due to be published in mid-May, into a series. Hankin will adapt and exec-produce the story, which centers on an elite female-run secret society. Samantha Bee and Kristen Everman will also exec-produce via their Swimsuit Competition banner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s still a doctor in the house at ABC. The network renewed medical drama “The Good Doctor” for a fifth season, ABC’s first scripted renewal of the broadcast season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More renewal news, this time at The CW. Freshman series “Kung Fu” will be back for a second season and “DC’s Supergirl” will get a third run—bringing the number of renewals for the 2021-22 season to 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And “Mayans MC” got a season 4 pickup at FX. The renewal comes ahead of the season 3 finale of the outlaw biker drama, slated to air Tuesday, May 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production is under way on season 2 of “Emily in Paris,” which Netflix says is the streamer’s most popular comedy series of 2020 with viewership of 58 million. The Lily Collins-starring, Darren Star-created romcom will see the protagonist charming her way through the City of Lights, and other locales in France and St Tropez.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An agreement is in the works to bring a potential season 3 of DC Universe drama “Pennyworth” to HBO Max, with current series home Epix getting a second window. According to Deadline, producer Warner Bros. TV is negotiating to position the series, about the life of Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth before he gains employment with Batman, with other HBO Max DC content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today is Star Wars Day, and Disney+ is marking the occasion with new original series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” The shortform series, which launches with a Maggie Simpson bit, includes dispatches from “The Simpsons” and multiple themed cinematic experiences in celebration of a galaxy far, far away.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-series “9 Months with Courteney Cox” is back for a third season on Facebook Watch on Mother’s Day, May 9 at 2p. Cox gives viewers a window as featured families experience ups and downs in their pregnancy journeys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix dropped a trailer for “Halston,” its limited series about the legendary fashion designer that debuts Friday, May 14. The Ewan McGregor-starring vehicle follows the man behind Halston from his emergence in the worldwide fashion empire that’s synonymous with luxury, sex and status, through the hostile takeover that takes the Halston name from him.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New episodes of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” season 8, and “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living,” season 2, debut on BET on Tuesday, May 25 at 9p. The network also renewed the hit comedies for ninth and third seasons, respectively, leading up to the new seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Seven winning alumni teams from “The Great Food Truck Race” return to decide once and for all which truck is the ultimate champ in “The Great Food Truck Race: All-Stars,” premiering Sunday, June 6 at 9p on Food Network. Hosted by Tyler Florence, the six-ep series will travel around San Francisco and the Bay Area.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday, June 13 is the date for the season 2 premiere of animated series “Tuca & Bertie” on Adult Swim. Featuring the voices of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, the series, formerly on Netflix, follows best friends who also happen to be hosts for ghosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country duo Big & Rich’s Big Kenny will star in a new series on Circle Network called “Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage.” Slated to premiere Thursday, July 8 at 8:30p, the 10-ep series will feature outrageous custom creations—from cars and motorcycles to boats and planes—and their builders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS’ “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is taking the comedic route to discuss the very serious issue of gun reform. Special “Full Frontal Wants To Take Your Guns” airs Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30p
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Saturday Night Live” will close out its 46th season with three new shows in May. Host Elon Musk and musical guest Miley Cyrus kick things off May 8; Keegan-Michael Key will host for the first time May 15, with musical guest Olivia Rodrigo; and Anya Taylor-Joy will make her hosting debut May 22, with Lil Nas X as musical guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro will return to HBO this summer with a fully animated stand-up special; Ellen DeGeneres serves as exec producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple Original Films scored Tom Hanks–starring film “Finch,” a sci-fi pic from Amblin Entertainment previously called “Bios.” Originally intended to be released by Universal, the feature directed by Miguel Sapochnik will now premiere on Apple TV+ later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video will begin exclusively airing “Thursday Night Football” in 2022, one year ahead of schedule. The streamer forked over $1 billion per year for rights to the games as part of a long-term media package exceeding $100 billion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Epic battle between game developers and Apple is getting its day in court. Epic Games yesterday accused Apple of pocketing billions of dollars off the work of developers, even as it claims it didn’t intend to profit from its App Store. Epic Games, which created Fortnite, last summer updated its Fortnite iPhone app so users could pay the gaming company directly and bypass the Apple payment system. Apple responded by pulling the app from the App Store; Epic sued. The companies agreed to a bench trial, which will be decided by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of US District Court for Northern California in Oakland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yahoo and AOL are getting a new home. Verizon will sell its media assets—led by the two brands—to Apollo Global Management and related entities for a price tag of $5 billion. Verizon will retain a 10 percent stake in the new company, to be known as Yahoo and continue to be helmed by CEO Guru Gowrappan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alexander Skarsgard snagged a recurring role in season 3 of HBO’s “Succession” in a recurring role… Luke Evans will star in Apple action drama series “Echo 3”… Jessica Williams and Chris “Comedian CP” Powell joined for season 2 of HBO Max’s “Love Life.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon’s young adult drama “The Wilds” added a cast of eight actors for season 2: Zack Calderon, Aidan Laprete, Nichoals Coombe, Charles Alexander, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Reed Shannon, Tanner Ray Rook and Alex Fitzalan are set to appear in the upcoming run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“1899,” the European Netflix series, set its cast. Joining Emily Beecham are Aneurin Barnard (“The Goldfinch”), Andreas Pietschmann (“Dark”), Miguel Bernardeau (“Elite”), Maciej Musial (“The Witcher”), Anton Lesser (“Game of Thrones”), Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen (“The Rain”), Rosalie Craig (“London Road”), Clara Rosager (“The Rain”), Maria Erwolter (“The Ritual”), Yann Gael (“Sakho & Mangane”), Mathilde Ollivier (“Overlord”), Jose Pimentao (“Al Berto”), Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards and Alexandre Willaume.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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