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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 5/21/21)
AMAZON: Solos (Premiere)
AMAZON PRIME: Pink: All I Know So Far (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Premiere)
HBO: Pause With Sam Jay (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. (Premiere)
PBS: Inside the Met (Premiere) at 9pm 
SPECTRUM: The Bite (Premiere)
ABC: Shark Tank (Finale) at 8pm
FX: Pride (Finale) at 10p

(SATURDAY 5/22/21)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: Arbitration (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: In the Woods (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT GEO WILD: Critter Fixers: Country Vets (Premiere) at 9pm
SNAPCHAT: Everything’s Fine (Premiere)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Anya Taylor-Joy, Musical Guest: Lil Nas X (Finale) at 11:30pm
DISCOVERY+: Ghost Brothers: Lights Out (Finale)

(SUNDAY 5/23/21)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: 2021 Billboard Music Awards at 6:30pm
NBC: 2021 Billboard Music Awards at 8pm
FOX: Duncanville (Premiere) at 8:30pm
HBO: In Treatment (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: The Cars That Made the World (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Evil Lives Here (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Master of None (Premiere)
OXYGEN: Killer Couples (Premiere) at 8pm
SCIENCE: Secrets of the Lost Ark (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: The Chi (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: Black Monday (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Flatbush Misdemeanors (Premiere) at 10:30pm
THE WEATHER CHANNEL: Weird Earth (Premiere) at 8pm
THE WEATHER CHANNEL: Deadline to Disaster (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: American Idol (Finale) at 8pm 
BYU TV: Dwight in Shining Armor (Finale) at 8:30pm
CBS: The Equalizer (Finale) at 8pm
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: NCIS: New Orleans (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: The Simpsons (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Bob’s Burgers (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece (Finale) at 9pm

Eighty-four percent of media executives expect streaming to grow in 2021, with nearly half of those budgeting for more than 50% growth this quarter alone, according to a study from Applicaster. Three-quarters of respondents said they plan to change their monetization model this year, or are considering making a change. “The State of OTT Revenue 2021” “clearly shows top media executives are diversifying streaming and revenue models amidst this tsunami of digital content demand,” said Ido Hadari, CEO of Applicaster.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN host Chris Cuomo was included in strategy conference calls after his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was accused of sexual harassment – behavior CNN acknowledges was inappropriate. “He will not participate in such conversations going forward,” said the network, which also noted Cuomo has not been part of its coverage of the allegations. The Washington Post was first to report on the calls.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Local announced $3.475 million in Project Innovation grants will be presented to 100 non-profits in 11 markets. The grantees will use the funds to help shape the next generation of storytellers, fostering a culture of equity and inclusion. “For 2021, we increased our grant funding by $1 million dollars to help more organizations continue their important work. This year, we’re supporting organizations that are working hard to address the systemic inequities that have persisted in our communities and were made worse by the pandemic,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Local.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles in comedy “Hocus Pocus 2,” a sequel to Disney’s 1993 Halloween cult classic “Hocus Pocus ” that will premiere on Disney+ in 2022. The film will begin production this fall under the direction of Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”), who is taking the reins from Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”), with Lynn Harris (“The Shallows”) serving as producer. Shankman is currently in production on “Disenchanted” for the studio, which he is directing, but will remain on this project as an executive producer along with Ralph Winter (“Adrift”) and David Kirschner (“Curse of Chucky”). Steven Haft (“Tigerland”) is co-producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios greenlit a second season of upcoming fantasy series “The Wheel of Time,” based on the best-selling novels, co-produced with Sony Pictures Television. “Getting a second season order before the first season has even premiered is such a vote of confidence in the work we are doing and the property itself, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to continue to live and work in the world Robert Jordan created,” said showrunner and executive producer Rafe Judkins (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”). “This property is one I’ve loved since I was a teenager, and seeing it brought to life with the resources to make it truly worthy of what’s on the page is something I can’t wait for the other fans of the books to see.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ greenlit a series starring drag star Trixie Mattel. During eight episodes, Mattel will take on the renovation of a rundown hotel. “With help from my most famous celebrity friends, we’re going to create the glossiest Drag motel of your wildest fever-dreams,” said Mattel. Streaming starts in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The story of Bruce’s Beach, a resort in Manhattan Beach, CA in the early 1900s that was owned by and operated for African Americans, will be told in an Amazon Studios scripted series project from Plan B and JuVee Productions. After initial success, the property was terrorized by the Ku Klux Klan and taken from the family via eminent domain in 1924.

Added to the voice cast of AMC+ stop-motion animated baby doll series “Ultra City Smith” are Kristen Bell (“Queenpins”), Dax Shepard (“Parenthood”), Alia Shawkat (“Duck Butter”), Tim Meadows (“Schooled”), Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”), Debra Winger (“Terms of Endearment”), Luis Guzmán (“Shameless”), Julian Barratt (“ Killing Eve”), Sunita Mani (“Evil Eye”), and Tom Waits (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”). The series is set to debut Thursday, July 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“CBS This Morning” is moving to a new studio in NYC’s Times Square, housed in the corporate HQ of ViacomCBS. The facility will be more technically advanced with “more space, more cameras and more looks,” said Shawna Thomas, EP of the show since February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ has ordered an adaptation of dystopian novel series “Wool,” with Rebecca Ferguson (“Dune”) as star and executive producer. Graham Yost (“Justified”) will write and Morten Tyldum (“Defending Jacob”) will direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Flight Attendant”) has inked a major new three-year deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Cuoco and her Yes, Norman Productions team, led by EVP Suzanne McCormack, will continued to develop new original programming for all platforms, streaming services, cable, and the broadcast networks. It’s Cuoco’s third overall agreement with WBTG.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Kathleen Turner has joined the cast of HBO Watergate series “The White House Plumbers,” as a dirty deals lobbyist…Alice Englert (“Ratched”) and Nicholas Denton (“Glitch”) landed leads in Starz original series “Dangerous Liaisons,” a remake of the novel, from Lionsgate TV, Playground Entertainment and Flame Ventures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dark comedy “The End,” starring Harriet Walter (“Succession”) and Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”), makes its debut on Showtime Sunday, July 18 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s “Top Chef Amateurs” premieres Thursday, July 1 at 9p with back-to-back episodes. In the franchise expander, amateur chefs compete in iconic challenges from the “Top Chef” archives (risotto, anyone?).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The eighth and final season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” kicks off Thursday, August 12 at 8p with back-to-back episodes. The comedy’s first five seasons ran on Fox.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Tyler Perry’s Bruh,” following thirtysomethings who have been best friends since college, launches Thursday, May 17 on BET+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN announced one-hour programming event “OWN and P&G Present: Widen The Screen – A Fuller View of Black Life,” premiering Tuesday, May 25 at 8p. Hosted by Oprah Winfrey, the special features short films and new content by Black creators that celebrate Black stories, while honoring the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. “For too long the narrative of Black life on screen has been one that reinforces limiting stereotypes. When we ‘Widen The Screen’ to include more stories from more Black artists and storytellers, we change the narrative of Black life on screen, and we ‘Widen Our View’,” said Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET will mark the anniversary of the death of George Floyd with a three-night event beginning Tuesday, May 25 with music and spoken word performances on “Bars and Ballads for George Floyd” at 8p, featuring Jon Batiste, Nas, former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, singer/activist Anthony Hamilton, Civil Rights leader and Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, actor Michael K. Williams, rapper/lecturer Bun B, rapper/activist Trae tha Truth and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s “The Legend of the Underground” premieres Tuesday, June 29 at 9p. The doc examine the struggle against rampant discrimination and cultural debate in Nigeria around gender conformity and human rights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The History Channel set Saturday, Juneteenth at 8p as the premiere date for documentary “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America.”Executive Produced and narrated by NBA legend Kareem Abul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales of Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, the show looks at the impact key movements have had in shaping US society, laws and culture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Then-BBC reporter Martin Bashir deceived his way into accessing Princess Diana for a headline-making 1995 interview, and the BBC’s response to his tactics were “woefully ineffective,” found an independent inquiry. “Although the report states that Diana, Princess of Wales, was keen on the idea of an interview with the BBC, it is clear that the process for securing the interview fell far short of what audiences have a right to expect,” said incumbent BBC Director General Tim Davie. “We are very sorry for this.” The BBC is returning the 1996 BAFTA it won for the interview.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Dream Horse (Limited Release) – Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Nicholas Farrell, Sian Phillips, Owen Teale, Joanne Page, Karl Johnson, Steffan Rhodri, Anthony O’Donnell
The Dry (Limited Release) – Eric Bana, Genevieve O”Reilly, Keir O’Donnell, John Polson, Julia Blake, Bruce Spence, William Zappa, Matt Nable, James Frecheville, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $515 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 $218 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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