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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/11/21)
HISTORY: America’s Book of Secrets (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Money, Explained (Premiere)
PBS: Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Little People, Big World (Premiere) at 9pm
VICE: Criminal Planet (Premiere) at 10pm
FX: Mayans M.C. (Finale) at 10pm

NBC has canceled plans to air the 2022 Golden Globes awards ceremony, an event tarnished by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ethics issues and lack of diversity. “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” stated the network. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right…we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.” Amazon Studios, Netflix and WarnerMedia had earlier said they would not cooperate with the Globes until the organization instituted more significant changes than have been announced so far.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has renewed medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” for season 18, and ordered season five of “Grey’s” spin-off “Station 19.” Krista Vernoff will stay put as executive producer and showrunner of both series. “‘Station 19’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ have done an incredible job of honoring real-life heroes by giving audiences an unflinching look at one of the biggest medical stories of our time,” said Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment. “Krista and her team of writers have continued to deliver the compelling and compassionate storytelling that is a hallmark of these shows, and created some of the year’s most-talked-about moments in television.” Protracted contract negotiations ended with “Grey’s” stars Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. signing on for the new season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tegna reported record first quarter results that included total company revenue of $727 million, up 6% year-over-year, driven by continued growth in subscription revenue and record first quarter advertising and marketing services revenues. Revenue was up 41% from the first quarter of 2019 driven by the same factors, as well as the impact of acquisitions. Revenues of Premion, Tegna’s OTT advertising business, were up more than 50 %year-over-year in the first quarter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Media Rating Council’s Television Committee met with Nielsen management yesterday to determine the impact to viewing estimates that may have resulted from Nielsen panel-related changes prompted by COVID-19. The MRC’s conclusion: Total Usage of Television by P18-49 was understated by approximately 2 to 6 percent for the February 2021 measurement period, and that Persons Using Television estimates among the P18-49 group was understated by a range of 1 to 5 percent. The MRC noted that estimates will vary among different demographic groups and dayparts, and percentage differences, when applied to program estimates, can be misleading because of the small size of the absolute ratings of many programs. MRC also noted that this range of impact are estimates with standard errors associated with them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Black-Owned Media Upfront kicks off today, May 11. “Every American and every corporation needs to lean in to make sure that we achieve the four ‘Es’ in our country – a great education for every American, economic inclusion for every American, equal justice for every American, and environmental protection for everyone,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Allen Media Group, who has been leading the charge for economic inclusion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In related news, GroupM said it plans to ask clients to commit to spending 2% of their annual budget on Black-owned media. The announcement follows IPG saying it plans to direct at least 5% of spending to Black-owned media by 2023. What does Byron Allen think of GroupM’s move? “I applaud GroupM’s efforts, but 2 percent is too skinny,” Allen tells Cynopsis. “They need to get to 5 percent.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laverne Cox (“Orange Is the New Black”) will take over E! red carpet duties from exiting host Giuliana Rancic. “Laverne Cox is a risk-taker, groundbreaking pioneer and a fashion tour de force,” said Jen Neal, EVP, Entertainment Live Events, Specials and E!News, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming. “As we continue to evolve the way we cover Hollywood’s biggest nights, Laverne’s passion for, and extensive knowledge of, the fashion community resonates with our audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox renewed Mayim Bialik comedy “Call me Kat” for season two, but Darlene Hunt will not be back as executive producer/showrunner. The show’s season one finale drew 2.02 million viewers and an 0.5 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” has been renewed for season nine. The drama’s season eight premiere averaged three million total viewers and 397,000 W25-54 in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has picked up season three of “100 Day Dream Home.” Season two attracted 23.9 total million viewers and was the #1 cable program in its timeslot among upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, P2+ and households. The new season is slated to open its doors in early 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu ordered a docu-series telling the story of the Los Angeles Lakers, from Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss, director Antoine Fuqua in association with Fuqua Films, Haven Entertainment and Los Angeles Media Fund. It’s not the only show diving into Lakers history – also on the way is HBO scripted drama series, “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox handed a series order to “Pivoting,” starring Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings”), Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time”) and Maggie Q (“Designated Survivor”). The comedy following three women after the death of their childhood best friend comes from writer Liz Astrof (“2 Broke Girls”), who is exec producing alongside Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Campfire Studios, Forbes Entertainment and Olive Hill Media have set their sights on lawyer/Donald Trump advisor Rudolph Giuliani. The film from the team behind “WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn” will be based on Forbes’ longtime reporting on Giuliani. “We Work’s” Jed Rothstein is attached to direct. It’s another case of overlapping projects – MRC Non-Fiction and Rolling Stone are partnering for a doc based on the 2020 article, “What Happened to America’s Mayor?”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jamie Bell (“Without Remorse”) will star in Apple TV+ thriller “Shining Girls,” opposite Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Wagner Moura (“Elite Sqwuad”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Me You Can’t See,” a docu-series from Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry focused on mental health, debuts Friday, May 21 on Apple TV+. “Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion, and honesty,” said Winfrey. “Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 true crime series “Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly” premieres Monday, June 7 at 10p, following the season premiere of “Cartel Crew” at 9p. Singer/actress Monica hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Social satire “The White Lotus” premieres Sunday, July 11 at 9p on HBO. The limited series starring Murray Bartlett (“Looking”), Connie Britton (“Nashville”), Jennifer Coolidge (“2 Broke Girls”), Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective”), Fred Hechinger (“Eighth Grade”), Jake Lacy ( “Girls”), Brittany O’Grady(“Little Voice”), Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure”), Sydney Sweeney (“Euphoria”) and Steve Zahn (“Treme”), follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The boys are back: Drew and Jonathan Scott return for a new season of HGTV’s “Property Brothers: Forever Home” on Wednesday, May 26 t 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary “Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer” premieres on Nat Geo Friday, June 18 at 9p, and will be available to stream the next day, Juneteenth, on Hulu. The feature comes out one hundred years after the Tulsa Massacre that led to the murder of hundreds of Black people.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elon Musk drew a crowd for NBC’s SNL. The show drew a 4.7 HH Live+SD rating in metered markets and a 2.7 among A18-49, ratings topped this season only by Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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