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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/3/21)
BRAVO: Million Dollar Listing: Ryan’s Renovation (Premiere) at 10:15pm
CRACKLE: Promiseland (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Budget Battle (Premiere)
ESPN+: Clarissa Shields (Premiere)
FOX: Beat Shazam (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO MAX: The Fungies (Premiere)
HGTV: Christina on the Coast (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: Alone (Premiere) at 9pm
LATV: The Q Agenda (Premiere)
NERFLIX: Creator’s File: GOLD (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: Why Women Kill (Premiere)
PEACOCK: We Are Lady Parts (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: The Gulf (Premiere)
WE TV: Beyond the Pole (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Station 19 (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (Finale) at 9pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Fire Masters (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Law & Order: Organized Crime (Finale) at 10pm

HBO Max’s ad-supported version rolled out yesterday, with the claim that the $9.99/month tier will have the “lowest commercial load in the streaming industry.” The plan calls for a maximum of four minutes of ads per hour, and zero ads during HBO programming; 35 advertisers have signed on so far. HBO Max’s ad-free version costs $14.99/month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

How will Discovery’s mega-deal with WarnerMedia impact NBCUniversal? “We are very pleased with our assets, our talent, our culture, the strategy,” said Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts, responding to a question at his company’s annual shareholders meeting. “We think we have a unique company well-positioned to compete vigorously for talent, for customers and for growth in the years ahead.” As for staff returning to the office, Roberts was optimistic, saying he hoped most employees would be back in the office “most days” in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tweetstorm could take on new meaning now that Twitter has teamed with climate journalist Eric Holthaus to launch a local weather news service. Membership for “Tomorrow,” offering content created by 18 local meteorologists across 16 North American cities, is $10/month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” reached 100 million Instagram followers, prompting its host to announce a new giveaway. “Ellen” fans who click on the contest link in the @theellenshow Instagram bio and explain why they’d like to be in the studio audience will be entered to win two VIP tickets to a taping of the farewell season next year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock ordered “The Resort” to series. The dark comedic mystery will be produced by UCP, with Andy Siara onboard to write and executive produce the series alongside Allison Miller. Sam Esmail, via his overall deal with UCP, and Chad Hamilton of Esmail Corp, via Anonymous Content, serve as executive producers. Sarah Matte of Esmail Corp serves as co-executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime inked a multi-picture deal with actress Angie Harmon (“Rizzoli & Isles”). Currently in development, Harmon will executive produce movie projects, tentatively titled under the umbrella “Barstow,” where she will star as a single mother/diner owner with a dark past. As part of the deal, in addition to producing, Harmon will also be directing two original titles to be determined for Lifetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ drama “The Mosquito Coast” scored a season two renewal, just ahead of its season one finale on Friday, June 4. The series follows the events prior to Paul Theroux’s 1981 novel, and stars the author’s nephew, Justin Theroux.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also picked up for season two is Game Show Network’s “People Puzzlers,” hosted by Leah Remini (“King of Queens”) and based on the crossword puzzle in People magazine. The sophomore run is expected to begin in fall 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime ordered a third season of “City on a Hill,” the Boston crime drama starring Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge. Tom Fontana (“Homicide: Life on the Street”) will return as executive producer and showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mary Louise Parker (“Weeds”) landed a lead in HBO Films’ “The Days of Abandonment,” based on the best-selling novel by Elena Ferrante.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of A&E competition “America’s Top Dog” premieres Tuesday, June 29 at 8p. A new format pits pups against each other in match-ups against a competitor in their class across working dogs, K9s and “underdogs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated series “We the People” drops on Netflix Sunday, July 4. In three-minute episodes, the show uses animated music videos to teach US civics lessons in innovative ways.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Helen Mirren will narrated ABC unscripted comedy “When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren,” premiering Thursday June 24 at 8p. Based on a BBC Studios format, the show features comedians putting words into the mouths of animals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Christmas in July slate for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ month-long summer event will include holiday classics starring Hallmark favorites like Candace Cameron Bure and Lacey Chabert, as well as a new movie, “Crashing Through the Snow,” premiering July 10. “Blake Shelton Night” will feature films executive produced by the singer and “The Voice” coach.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Through the Woods” shorts from Fred Rogers Productions will start airing after episodes of “Donkey Hodie” starting Friday, June 4 on PBS KIDS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN has a streaming service in the works, according to The Wall Street Journal. Tentatively titled CNN+, the service will launch next year, and include prime time anchors like Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Today” hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are teaming to co-anchor a streaming half-hour recap of the morning show’s news and interviews. “Today in 30” will run at 1p, 7p and 9p on streaming outlet Today All Day and YouTube.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s 11p Combate Global show delivered a largest-ever 533,000 P2+ live Univision viewers, including 253,000 in the A18-49 demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The final of the UEFA Champions League drew an average 2.10 million viewers on CBS, according to Nielsen, making it the most watched UCL final in the US in six years, and the second-most-watched in 10 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, the week of May 17 saw sophomore “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.9 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 13% from the week before) tie the long-running “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (0.9, down 10%). Among total viewers, the former “American Idol” champ led the one-time “AI” judge by a daily average of 30,000 (1,314,000 to 1,284,000). “Kelly Clarkson” will replace “Ellen” on the NBCUniversal-owned stations when the former show exits syndication at the end of next season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel wrapped May as the most-watched basic cable network. In total day, the net drew 1.2 million viewers, 203,000 among A25-54 and 120,000 among A18-49 in the month. In primetime, FNC delivered 2.2 million viewers, 345,000 in the 25-54 demo, and 215,000 with A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actor Robert Hogan died May 27 of pneumonia complications. He was 87. Among his numerous TV appearances were series regular roles on “Peyton Place,” “The Don Rickles Show” and “Secrets of Midland Heights,” and recurring status on series including“The Wire” and “Law & Order.”
(Source: Cynopsis)


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