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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 5/7/21)
APPLE TV+: Ghostwriter (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Mythic Quest (Premiere)
CW: Dynasty (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY+: Haunted Hospitals (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Queen of Meth (Premiere)
HGTV: My Lottery Dream Home (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Happily Wherever (Premiere) at 8:30pm
HULU: Shrill (Premiere)
MAV TV: Top Gear America (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Jupiter’s Legacy
NETFLIX: Girl From Nowhere (Premiere)
CBS: Magnum P.I. (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 5/8/21)
ABC, NBC, CBS, YOUTUBE: VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World
DISCOVERY+: Meet the Meerkats (Premiere)
DIY: Homegrown 101 (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Mine (Premiere)
OVATION: Riviera (Premiere) at 7pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Elon Musk, Musical Guest: Miley Cyrus at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 5/9/21)
ANIMAL PLANET: Louisiana Law (Premiere) at 9pm
AXS TV: The Top Ten Revealed (Premiere) at 8pm
AXS TV: A Year in Music (Premiere) at 8:30pm
DISCOVERY+: Unexplained: Caught on Camera (Premiere)
HBO: Axios (Premiere) at 6pm
SHOWTIME: Ziwe (Premiere) at 11pm
HALLMARK CHANNEL: When Calls the Heart (Finale) at 9pm
STARZ: The Gloaming (Finale) at 10pm
TV ONE: Uncensored (Finale) at 10pm

NBC late-nighter “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” will air its final original episode Thursday, June 3, less than two years after launch. But NBCU is keeping Singh close, with a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio through her Unicorn Island Productions. “This is a career step that I could only dream of when I started out as a creator, and I look forward to working alongside their team to create projects that bring underrepresented voices to the forefront,” said Singh.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Classic Reruns TV is launching a new digital 24/7 linear channel, with content including programs like “Bonanza,” “The Lucy Show,” “Dragnet,” and “The Beverly Hillbillies,” in addition to classic movies. “One thing is very clear, legendary TV shows never go out of style, they just find new platforms for people to watch them,” said David Bishop, President of Classic Reruns TV, Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MGM Television and Chairman Mark Burnett are teaming with Korea’s SM Entertainment and top K-Pop producer Soo-Man to develop a K-Pop competition series. Contestants will attend “K-Pop bootcamp” in Seoul, South Korea in a bid to become the newest members of K-pop group NCT. “This series is exactly the type of innovative programming that MGM is committed to creating on a global scale,” said Burnett. “K-Pop is more than a genre of music; it’s a cultural phenomenon.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is developing a series based on the “Trilogy of Life” novels by E. Lynn Harris, following a young Black man’s journey of sexual discovery. Playwright Harrison David Rivers is adapting and will co-executive produce with Proteus Spann, curator of the E. Lynn Harris brand, and Tracey Edmonds (“Deion’s Family Playbook”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK period drama “Sandition” has sprung back to life. Canceled by ITV in 2019, the series’ successful run on PBS prompted BritBox, the streamer run by ITV and the BBC, to partner for second and third seasons. The series, based on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, is produced by Red Planet Pictures with Belinda Campbell as EP alongside Masterpiece’s Susanne Simpson and Chloe Tucker for ITV/ BritBox.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has ordered reality competition “Slip ‘N Slide,” hosted by Bobby Moynihan (“Mr. Mayor”) and comedian Ron Funches (“The Goldbergs”). The summer series, based on the outdoor game, launches Sunday, August 8, following the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Olympics. “What better way to celebrate all the gold medals from the Olympic Summer Games than to give everyday people the opportunity to soar down an extraordinary 65-foot-tall slippery yellow slide,” said Jenny Groom, EVP, Unscripted Content, NBCU Television and Streaming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A US adaptation of Israeli family drama “The Commune” is in the works at Untitled Entertainment, HOT, Sumayoko and ADD Content Agency. Hilary Weisman Graham (“Orange Is the New Black”) will write the new adaptation, renamed “Idyllwild.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jesse Palmer, former pass-thrower for the NFL’s Giants and 49ers, and rose-giver on season five of “The Bachelor,” will host ABC reality competition series “The Ultimate Surfer.” Surf kahuna Kelly Slater is lead consultant and special correspondent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”) will be back on Apple TV+ as star of “Hello Tomorrow!”, focused on a group of traveling salesmen selling lunar timeshares in a retro-future world. The dramedy comes from MRC Television…Ali Wong (“Always Be My Maybe”) has joined the cast of Amazon’s adaptation of graphic novel “Paper Girls.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Queen of Meth,” documenting the story of a celebrity’s sister who went down a dangerous path, premieres on discovery+ today. “’Queen of Meth’ is, in a sense, the dark version of an American success story about a scrappy businesswoman who built an empire,” says Liz Massie, Sr. Executive Producer of the series for discovery+. “But it’s also a bigger story about what’s going on in so much of our heartland where jobs have been wiped out, despair has overcome hope, and drugs have destroyed lives. Lori Arnold is a complex woman – honest, proud, remorseful, and resilient. In sharing the intimate details of her wild ride and ultimate fall so candidly, she, along with her famous brother Tom Arnold, shine a spotlight on issues that so many families and communities are struggling with today.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts,” featuring round table conversation with female celebrities, premieres Friday, July 30 on Disney+. GMA host Roberts will host and executive produce. LeBron James serves as an executive producer on the series with his The SpringHill Company. In addition to Roberts and James, the team of executive producers is comprised of women, BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crackle’s “Going From Broke” returns Thursday, May 20. The six-episode second season is hosted by Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig and entrepreneur and financial expert Tonya Rapley, as cast members drowning in debt get a lifeline from financial experts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV once again taps proven talent for a new home renovation series, “Two Steps Home,” starring real estate agent Jon Pierre and designer Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin (“Going for Sold”). First, budget conscious design ideas help sell a client’s home, then a new home is found, with extra profit invested in an overhaul. The eight-episode series premieres Wednesday, June 16, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Secrets of the Lost Ark” follows a team of experts using the latest research to find out what happened to the Ark of the Covenant, believed to house the two tablets bearing the Ten Commandments. Treasure hunt begins Sunday, May 23 at 10p on Science Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A sex worker is found brutally murdered at a high school in the premiere of “Fall River,” airing Sunday, May 16 at 10p on Epix. The docu-series follows the re-investigation of the 1980s Satanic Panic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network hosts Bobby Flay and Michael Symon face-off for a rematch on a new season of “BBQ Brawl,” premiering with a special 90-minute episode on Monday, June 14 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E is going to the dogs this summer with the return of competition series “America’s Top Dog” on Tuesday, June 29 at 8p, and the premiere of “An Animal Saved My Life” on Tuesday, July 6 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s survival series “Alone” is back for season eight on Thursday, June 3 at 9:30p. This time around, contestants fight to survive in the Canadian wilderness – grizzly country. “’Alone’ has always been a hit series for The History Channel, but this past year it has particularly resonated with audiences now-more-than-ever as we’ve watched survivalists endure total isolation through their ingenuity and mental willpower,” said Eli Lehrer, EVP and Head of Programming for History. “This new season will continue to authentically feature the grit of human endurance and challenge viewers to look at the outdoors – and their own backyards – a bit differently.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fantasy romance drama “Doom at Your Service” debuts on Rakuten Viki, a streaming service for Asian content, on Monday, May 10. The series follows a novel editor who strikes a fateful deal with a supernatural being.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turkish romantic comedy “La Trampa del Amor” premieres on Kanal D Drama on Monday, May 10, for the Spanish-speaking audience. The series will air Monday-Friday at 8:20p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks streamer Shudder is preparing to creep viewers out with its “Summer of Chills” slate of films for June, July and August, including the debut of horror director George A. Romero’s legendary “lost” film, “The Amusement Park,” on Tuesday, June 8. The lineup kicks off with eerie thriller “Caveat” on Thursday, June 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of the “See Us Unite” campaign from The Asian American Foundation and a coalition of partners, MTV Entertainment will broadcast “See Us Unite for Change – The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) in service of the AAPI Community” on Friday, May 21 at 8p. The show will run across iMTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel, Pop TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land and Logo, as well as BET and Nickelodeon, and stream on Facebook Watch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season four premiere of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” drew 1 million US households its first week, according to Samba TV (versus 109,000 for the season three finale), making it the service’s most-watched original premiere ever.

MOVIES
Here Today – Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Penn Badgley, Sharon Stone, Kevin Kline, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith
Wrath of Man – Jason Statham, Josh Hartnett, Niamh Algar, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood, Holt McCallany, Laz Alonso, Lyne Renee
The Water Man (Limited Release) – Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, David Oyelowo, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $370 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $157 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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