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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/6/21)
ACORN TV/SUNDANCE NOW: The Drowning (Premiere)
ALLBLK: Stuck with You (Premiere)
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing New York (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO MAX: Legendary (Premiere)
HBO MAX: That Damn Michael Che (Premiere)
MAV TV: Touring Car America (Premiere) at 8am
NETFLIX: And Tomorrow the Entire World (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: From Cradle to Stage (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Girls5Eva (Premiere)
VICE: Dark Side of the Ring (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Waka & Tammy (Finale) at 9pm

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is launching Telemundo Streaming Studios, a Miami-based production unit whose mission is to create original scripted content for direct-to-consumer platforms. At launch, 35 projects are in development, including Peacock dramedy “Armas de Mujer,” seasons 4 and 5 of Netflix’s “El Marginal,” and the remake of “Historia de un Clan.” The studio will offer production services to other direct-to-consumer platforms, in addition to developing and producing its own IP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leland Vittert, who exited Fox News last week after 11 years at the network, has found a new cable news home at NewsNation. The former FNC anchor, who hadn’t been seen on air since January but whose departure was “mutual and amicable,” according to Fox News, will cover national affairs and anchor his own show later this year. Nextstar’s WGN America was rebranded as NewsNation in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled the company can continue to block former President Trump from using its platform, but must review the decision within six months. Calling Facebook’s penalty, imposed the day after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, “arbitrary,” the board said the penalty must be “consistent with Facebook’s rules for severe violations, which must, in turn, be clear, necessary and proportionate.” Facebook was criticized for “applying a vague, standardless penalty” by the oversight board, which was established to review content policy decisions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blocked from social media, Trump has launched a new “communications” web site. “From the Desk of Donald Trump” includes videos and images of Trump, but does not allow interaction with users. Information about a new social platform will come “in the very near future,” tweeted Trump spokesperson Jason Miller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Entertainment Industry Foundation has launched an initiative aimed at creating a more diverse pipeline to careers in film and television. The EIF Careers Program sources candidates from career pathway programs; upon completion of their training, candidates can upload their profiles on a jobs platform, and EIF coordinators will share their credentials with hiring teams staffing for film and TV production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sixty shows were selected as Peabody Awards nominees, released in broadcasting and streaming media during 2020. PBS scored the most nominations, with twelve, followed by Netflix (nine), HBO (five), Amazon and Showtime (three each), and Apple TV+ and CBS (two each). Thirty winners will be named during a virtual celebration in June. “During an incredibly turbulent and difficult year, these nominees rose to the occasion and delivered compelling and empowering stories,” said Martha Nelson, chair of the Peabody Board of Jurors. “From COVID-19 coverage to poignant explorations of identity, each nominee not only told a powerful story but also made a significant impact on media programming and the cultural landscape.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Claire Foy (“The Crown”) will star in BritBox thriller “Marlow,” as a woman seeking revenge for the death of her father. The series, from Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content, comes from Tony Grisoni (“Southcliffe”) and Simon Maxwell (“Deep State”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ken Jeong (“The Masked Singer”) is set to star in “Shoot the Moon,” a dramedy project for Amazon about a man reevaluating and rebuilding his life. The show is being produced by Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD in association with Amazon Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Aida Osman (podcast “Keep It”), KaMillion (“Love and Hip Hop: Miami”) and Jonica Booth (“Bad Girls Club”) have joined the cast of HBO Max comedy “Rap Sh*t” (wt), from Issa Rae. The series follows estranged high school friends who reunite to form a rap group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Adrian Brody (“The Pianist”) guest stars as a billionaire activist on season three of HBO drama “Succession”…Janeane Garofalo (“The Larry Sanders Show”) will recur on “Billions” when the Showtime drama returns for the remaining episodes of season five…Brian Thomas Smith (“The Big Bang Theory”) will recur on CBS’s “United States of Al”…Jason Ralph (“The Magicians”) landed a multi-episode role on season four of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast” premieres Thursday, June 3 at 9p. The renovation show was a top five cable series among key demos its last season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following its run on streamers Sundance Now and Shudder earlier this year, season two of “A Discovery of Witches” begins a network television victory lap on AMC, with the first two episodes airing back-to-back on Sunday, June 27 at 7p. Subsequent episodes will air weekly on Sundays at 8p on AMC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Design competition “Making the Cut” returns to Amazon for season two on July 16. Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum will be back as hosts.
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E! reunites casts of TV shows in event series “Reunion Road Trip,” kicking off Thursday, June 10 at 9p. First up: a gathering of “All My Children” greats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” has a new premiere date on Disney+. The new series, taking place after the events of “Avengers: End Game,” debuts Wednesday, June 9, two days earlier than its original launch date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Drag Race España,” following the search for Spain’s first drag superstar, debuts Sunday, May 30 on WOW Presents Plus in the US, and internationally, day-and-date with ATRESplayer PREMIUM (Spain) local airings. The show airs in Castilian Spanish and will be available on WOW Presents Plus with subtitle translations in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET+ original film “Favorite Son” premieres today, May 6. Produced by Swirl Films, the book-to-screen adaptation of Tiffany L. Warren’s novel centers on two brothers who form a gospel group, and their father, a megachurch reverend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ginger Quiff Media and BroadwayHD, the streaming service for live theater, are partnering to bring “Closer Than Ever” to the platform. The filmed production will feature “X Factor “(UK) winner Dalton Harris, along with West End stars, and be available on BroadwayHD to subscribers this September.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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