FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/5/21)
CBS: Kids Say the Darndest Things (Premiere) at 8pm
COMEDY CENTRAL: Crank Yankers (Premiere) at 10:30pm
NETFLIX: The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (Premiere)
PBS: Human: The World Within (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: My 600-Lb. Life (Finale) at 8pm

Sinclair Broadcast Group is expanding its morning news program, “The National Desk,” to evenings. “We have received exceedingly positive feedback that frequently cites the remarkable, unique value of ‘The National Desk’,” said Chris Ripley, President and CEO of Sinclair. “Going beyond reporting the news, ‘The National Desk’ offers audiences firsthand coverage that is not always available online or on the national level, and we have found that people are eager for this content.” The program, available on 68 of Sinclair’s stations, will run from 10p-midnight ET starting September 27.
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Yamiche Alcindor has been named the new moderator of PBS news analysis series “Washington Week,” effective Friday, May 7. Alcindor will continue to serve as “PBS NewsHour” White House correspondent. She is also a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. Alcindor will be the ninth moderator in “Washington Week”’s 54-year history, following Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa, who held the position from 2017 to 2021, and Gwen Ifill, who moderated the program from 1999 until her death in 2016.
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Havas Media Group announced the launch of Meaningful Marketplaces, a way to invest in news sources and minority-owned and operated media that provides engaging media curated “by humans and never machines.” Meaningful Marketplaces offer a reduction in sell-side fees for media partners, giving them a greater share of investment and opportunity to invest in content and creators. Advertisers have a guaranteed brand safe environment, and transparent costs. “Meaningful Media has never been more important. To thrive, it needs an equitable and self-sustaining ecosystem,” said James Gyngell, Global Managing Director of Partnerships at Havas Media Group. “We developed Meaningful Marketplaces to function as that ecosystem. Meaningful Marketplaces is launching with MediaMath, Pubmatic, and Magnite.
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TBS’ “Conan” will air its final episode Thursday, June 24. The last weeks of shows will include special guests as well as an hour-long finale with a look back on the past 11 years of the late-nighter. Conan O’Brien won’t languish for long – he has a deal with TBS parent WarnerMedia to develop a new show for HBO Max, described as a departure from the traditional talk-show format.
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Netflix canceled “The Irregulars” after one season. The detective drama, based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, premiered in March.
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YouTube comedy series “Liza on Demand” will end after its upcoming third season. It’s YouTube’s last original scripted series, as the site focuses on unscripted content.
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Discovery+ handed a straight-to-series order to true crime anthology series “Confessions of a Crime Queen,” a mash-up of scripted and documentary genres from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film and Television, Rich Bye and Goodbye Pictures, and Lionsgate Television. “As G-Unit Film & Television continues its rapid growth, we have to think outside the box and challenge ourselves to tell entertaining and important stories in new ways,” said Jackson. “With the support of discovery+, our friends at Lionsgate TV and in partnership with top producer, Rich Bye and Goodbye Pictures, we have the right team to help us continue pushing the creative envelope.”
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In development at the Discovery streamer is a mini-series adaptation of Girls with Bright Futures, a novel about the cutthroat world of college admissions. The project comes from John Goldwyn (“Manhunt: Unabomber”) and Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight”).
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“Big Sky” was renewed for a second season by ABC. Executive producer Elwood Reid will take the showrunner reins from series creator David E. Kelley. 20th Television produces in association with A+E Studios.
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HGTV greenlit “Curb Appeal” spin-off “Curb Appeal Xtreme,” following dramatic overhauls of the front and backyards of homes in Nashville, Tennessee, with outdoor living spaces that include features such as game rooms and open-air kitchens. The series is slated for late summer 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC ordered a pilot for a sequel to its 1984-92 comedy “Night Court.” Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) is executive producing as well as starring as the daughter of the late judge Harry Stone, with John Larroquette reprising his role as Dan Fielding. “My intention was purely to be behind the camera on this project, but my plans quickly changed after falling in love with the incredible script from the brilliant mind of Dan Rubin,” said Rauch. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to join forces with Dan, the immense talent that is John Larroquette, and the two powerhouse institutions of comedy that are NBC and Warner Bros. to bring Night Court back to television.”
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Epix pulled the trigger on Billy the Kid, a romantic adventure based on the life of the America outlaw, written by Michael Hirst (“Vikings”) and executive produced by Michael Hirst, Donald De Line (De Line Pictures), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (Amblin Television), and Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie (One Big Picture). The greenlit eight-parter is a co-production between Epix Studios and MGM International Television Productions, in association with Nordic Entertainment Groups streaming service Viaplay.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Big Man on Campus,” a docu-series focused on basketball phenom Makur Maker as he navigates the highs and lows of his freshman year college experience against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement and the global pandemic, landed an order from Apple TV+. The series is directed and executive produced by Seth Gordon (“Undefeated”), and will be produced for Apple by Exhibit A, Boardwalk Pictures and Sony Pictures Television.
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Casting notes: Harold Perrineau (“Lost”) will star in Epix sci-fi drama “From.”…Jamie Lyn Spears, Dion Johnstone and Brandon Quinn have been upped to series regulars for the second season of Netflix’s “Sweet Magnolias.” The romance drama is slated to return in 2022…Rosemarie DeWitt (“Little Fires Everywhere”) has joined the cast of HBO Max limited drama “The Staircase.”
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At YouTube’s 10th annual NewFront event, emceed by Hasan Minhaj, the company announced it has expanded its YouTube Select sponsorships to include cultural moments, like Mother’s Day, Summer Music, Black History Month & Pride, plus exclusive content like the NFL’s Game Day All Access, returning for a third season this fall. YouTube CTV ads will include interactive features like brand extensions, inviting viewers to learn more about a product without interrupting their viewing experience. Brands will be able to measure conversions generated by brand extensions directly in Google Ads.
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TLC’s “sMothered” returns for a new season on a new night, Monday, May 31 at 9p. The reality show follows six extremely devoted mother/daughter duos.
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HBO talk show “Pause with Sam Jay” makes its debut Friday, May 21 at 9p. Created by Sam Jay (“Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning”) and Prentice Penny (“Insecure”), the series explores cultural issues.
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Season three of hunting series “The Maverick” premieres on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, June 27 at 8p.
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Headed for a sophomore run is MTV’s “Teen Code,” starting Tuesday, May 4 on Snapchat. The series is an extension of MTV’s “Girl Code” and “Guy Code” franchise.
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The AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honoring Julie Andrews has been scheduled for November 11 in Hollywood. First slated to take place in April 2020, the event was postponed due to the pandemic. The special will air on TNT at a date to be announced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Because of the pandemic, the traditional live Memorial Day concert on the West Lawn of the US Capitol will not be held, but a pre-taped special, “National Memorial Day Concert,” will air Sunday, May 30 on PBS. Hosted by Joe Mangenga and Gary Sinese, the show will feature performances and tributes from Washington, D.C. and around the country honoring American heroes.
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Honorees for this year’s Urban One Honors, which celebrates the accomplishments of African American women, include Stacey Abrams; reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones; Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium; CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Rosalind Brewer; President and CEO of Martha’s Table, Kim R. Ford; and civic entrepreneur Robin Rue Simmons. The show airs on TV One on Sunday, May 16, at 9p, and will be simulcast for the first time on sister network CLEO TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on May 1 delivered an audience of 14.4 million, up 53% from last year’s attendee-less race and down 12% from 2019.
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Many syndicated daytime shows – especially those cleared on network stations – lost all or part of their primary runs on April 19 and 20 due to live news coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial in the week ending April 25. One notable exception: “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (four-week high 1.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 6% from the week before), which opened up a wide lead among talkers. “Live” had been tied at the top for the previous three weeks. A very heavily preempted “Dr. Phil” (1.4, down 18%) took second. Ratings for all the other talk shows fell below the 1.0 level.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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