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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/26/21)
ABC: Press Your Luck (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: The $100,000 Pyramid (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Curse of Akakor (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: 40 Year Old Property Virgin (Premiere)
FOX: Crime Scene Kitchen (Premiere) at 9pm
FREEFORM: The Bold Type (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Property Brothers: Forever Home (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: SEAL Team (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: S.W.A.T. (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: The Masked Singer (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago Med (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago Fire (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Chicago P.D. (Finale) at 10pm

The CW set its 2021-22 slate, shuffling every night except Thursdays, and an expansion to Saturdays. “Riverdale” is moving to Tuesdays, following “The Flash,” while “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Batwoman” have moved to Wednesdays at 8p and 9p, respectively. “Nancy Drew” has relocated to Fridays at 9p, and “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and “World’s Funniest Videos” will air at 8p and 9p on a new night, Saturday. New series “4400” has been slotted for Mondays at 9p, and “Legends of the Hidden Temple” and “Killer Camp” take up Sundays. Nine shows are being held for midseason.
(Source: Cynopsis)

And don’t count out The CW’s untitled prequel to “The 100,” which started as a backdoor pilot. “The discussions are still happening,” The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz told reporters on a press call. “It is not done in any way, shape or form. As for the net’s buzzed-about live-action adaptation of “The Powerpuff Girls,” which didn’t make it to series but is being retooled, “The pilot didn’t work,” said Pedowitz. “This is a powerful property. It has engaged a lot of interest, and we want to get it right before we put it out.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The US TV upfront market is projected to rise to $19.9 billion for the 2021-22 season, up from $18.5 billion for the 2020-21 season, and from $19.2 billion for 2019-20. That’s according to emarketer estimates for national linear broadcast and cable TV platforms, including digital media.
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Sixty-seven percent of US consumers said they were tired of brands’ “empty promises,” according to Havas’ latest “Meaningful Brands” study. Only 39% of brands earned the trust of those surveyed. Google was again the “most meaningful” global brand, followed by WhatsApp and YouTube.
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Publicis Groupe is incorporating news veracity rating system NewsGuard to blacklist fake news sites programmatically. NewsGuard’s “inclusion” and “exclusion” lists keep clients’ ads from being placed in misinformation and hoax content. “We’ve moved beyond brand safety and suitability to help our clients champion brand integrity across everything they do – ensuring their brand values are reflected across all of their advertising efforts,” said Yale Cohen, EVP-Global Digital standards of Publicis Media Exchange.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two major station groups said they were vetting their review processes for sponsored content, after HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” placed fake sponsored content about a made-up “sexual wellness blanket” on three local stations. While the spots were marked as sponsored, Oliver noted the ease with which dubious claims could get air time. A spokesperson for the E.W. Scripps Company said that non-news shows were created “to help support local businesses and entrepreneurs who are looking for new ways to market their products,” but the company is reviewing processes for non-news segments to ensure its stations follow the proper standards. Tegna said that while its interview on “FYI Austin” was a commercial, “it was an error to air it” and is reviewing its processes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “General Hospital” landed the most Daytime Emmy Award nominations, with 21. CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” and NBC’s ”Days of Our Lives” scored 11 apiece, and CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” got nine. Posthumous nominations went to Alex Trebek, for outstanding game show host, and Larry King, for informative talk show host. The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards air Friday, June 25 at 8p on CBS and Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A series adaptation of YA fantasy novel Red Queen is in development at Peacock, exec produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman via their Brownstone Prods. The project is co-written by Beth Schwartz (“Arrow”) and the book’s author, Victoria Aveyard.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BritBox North America and BritBox UK have commissioned pan-territory original mystery series “Murder In Provence” from Monumental Television. Based on the books by M.L. Longworththe series is being adapted for the screen by playwright Shelagh Stephenson (“Downton Abbey”), directed by Chloe Thomas (“The Deceived) and produced by Grainne Marmion (“Harlots”). Executive Producers are Debra Hayward, Alison Owen and Alison Carpenter. Stephenson and Allam also serve as Executive Producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snap ordered “As I Am,” telling stories of Asian Americans, from UK’s Barcroft Studios. The six-part series is directed by Alice Gu (“The Donut King”); executive producers are John Farrar for Barcroft Studios and Danny Lee for CALICO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC Radio 4 podcast “The Battersea Poltergeist” is getting the TV treatment. Blumhouse Television and Maniac Productions are developing a scripted series and companion unscripted series based on the hit docu-drama chronicling the events around the longest documented poltergeist haunting in history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Brianna Baker has been upped from recurring to series regular for season three of Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star.”…Ji-young Yoo (“Moxie”) is the first actor to be cast in Amazon drama “Expats.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s “Jersey Shore Vacation” returns for season 4B on Thursday, June 3 at 8p. The party gets started when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi shows up after skipping the first half of the season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Event series “Reunion Road Trip” sets off Thursday, June 10 at 9p. Cast members from “All My Children,” “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” “A Different World” and “Scrubs” reconvene and reconnect.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s complicated: Relationships with past loves in the picture are the focus of TLC’s “You, Me & My Ex,” premiering Sunday, June 20 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the way from The CW are animated special “Beebo Saves Christmas,” focused on the “fuzzy toy turned furry god” in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”; animated event “The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special”; and “The Waltons’ Homecoming,” a new film commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1971’s “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story,” starring Bellamy Young (“Scandal”) as Olivia, Logan Shroyer (“This Is Us”) as John Boy, and original John Boy, Richard Thomas as The Narrator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Sky Blossom: Diaries Of The Next Greatest Generation,” focused on children caring for veterans with disabilities, airs Saturday, May 29 at 9p on MSNBC. The not-for-profit documentary, directed by MSNBC journalist Richard Lui, represents over a million dollars in in-kind and pro bono work to raise awareness of the country’s millions of military caregivers, with support from the companies of Comcast NBCUniversal, Walmart, AMC Theatres, and Deluxe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV is pairing drama series and films every Monday for its “Secrets and Crimes” programming blocks, starting June 7 at 4p with back-to-back episodes of “Street Legal.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will hold its first hybrid virtual and in-person competition beginning Saturday, June 12, with 209 spellers competing. Live broadcasts start on ESPN3 at 10a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated entertainment magazines held strong the week of May 10.“Access Hollywood” (8-week high 1.0, up 11% in HHs and up 25% in W25-54) and “Extra” (six-week high 0.7, up 17% in HHs and up 33% in the target demo) saw the most growth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among talk shows, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.8 Live+SD national Nielsen, up 6% from the week before) leapt into a first-place tie with the previous week’s leader, “The Dr. Phil Show” (1.8, steady). Sophomore “Tamron Hall” (0.8, up 14%) rose to tie with fellow second-year star “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.8, steady).
(Source: Cynopsis)

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