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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/2/22)
A&E: Neighborhood Wars (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Savage Rhythm (Premiere)
CBS: The Amazing Race (Finale) at 8pm
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Batwoman (Finale) at 9pm
E!: Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: Next Level Chef (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: The House My Wedding Bought (Finale) at 11pm and 11:30pm
TLC: Stuck (Finale) at 10pm

The NFL and Nielsen collaborated on a new study that estimates over 208 million people watched last month’s Super Bowl, 25% more than the 167 million unique viewers Nielsen previously reported watched at least one minute of the game. The study was designed to better understand how many viewers watched the game in group settings. “While it’s no secret that the Super Bowl is the biggest event across the media landscape on a yearly basis, the exact number of people watching the game has been challenging to pinpoint given the fact that people tend to gather in groups to watch the game,“ said NFL Chief Data and Analytics Officer Paul Ballew. “We’re grateful for the work put into this custom survey by Nielsen, the results of which we feel provide the most accurate picture to date of the total viewership for this unique event.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO pulled “The Larry David Story,” a two-part documentary about the producer/writer/comedian, the day before it was scheduled debut on Tuesday night. “’The Larry David Story is being postponed,’” announced HBO on Twitter. “Instead, Larry has decided he wants to do it in front of an audience. Stay tuned for more info.” In the doc, the “Seinfeld” co-creator and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star chats with friend and director Larry Charles about his life and career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comscore reported net income of $29 million in 4Q21, versus a net loss of $13.2 million in the year-ago period. It was the company’s highest quarterly revenue number in the last nine quarters. Comscore anticipates revenue to increase by mid to high single digits in 2022, driven by growth in TV and activation and continued improvement in the movies business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crime drama “Hightown” has been renewed by Starz. “‘Hightown’ is such an incredible show, and we could not be happier that it’s been renewed for a third season,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming for STARZ. “We are excited to return to Cape Cod to see our iconic characters battle their past mistakes as well as new foes in the dangerous underworld that lies beneath this idyllic setting.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the heels of the successful debut of The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe coffee-table book, AMC announced the launch of AMC Networks Publishing. The book publishing arm will develop and produce fan-focused specialty books, comics, original graphic novels and more. Among projects set to debut this year are two books based on AMC Networks’ shows, the original graphic novel Miss Fisher’s First Mysteries based on the Acorn TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream (wt), from Cartel Entertainment and Creepshow showrunner and executive producer Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ gave a series order to Sam Esmail’s adaptation of 1927 classic silent film “Metropolis.” Esmail (“Mr. Robot”) will write and direct, as well as executive produce with his Esmail Corp partner Chad Hamilton. Universal Cable Productions is producing as part of Esmail’s overall deral with the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Barry Levinson (“Dopesick”) has been enlisted to direct multiple episodes of Peacock’s “This Missing,” based on bestseller The Missing File. David E. Kelley is writer, showrunner and executive producer of the eight-parter about a detective whose deep faith in humanity is shaken when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Nation is in business with “Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner, via a deal for a four-part series commemorating the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park. “Yellowstone: One-Fifty” will launch in the fourth quarter of 2022, focused on the history and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. Developed by Costner’s Territory Films along with Warm Springs Productions, the series will be narrated and hosted by Costner, with episodes to be released consecutively on the platform throughout its debut week. Territory Partner Rod Lake will executive produce as well as Marc Pierce for Warm Springs Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travis Barker has teamed with Bullish Content and This Is Just a Test Media to develop “Inked and Iced,” following Barker’s business venture that has celebrities and musicians under anesthesia getting diamond dental implants and full body tattoos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E and WWE have expanded their programming partnership with the commissioning of more than 130 new hours of WWE-themed series and specials to air exclusively on A&E platforms and to be distributed worldwide by A+E Networks. The deal includes 35 new episodes of “Biography,” featuring documentaries on legends of WWE. (Last year’s “Biography: WWE Legends” episodes drove “Biography” to become A&E’s most-watched series in 2021.) WWE is also beginning production on 24 new episodes of the original series “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures,” which will air over multiple seasons. And A&E has ordered 40 hours of the new series, “WWE Rivals” (wt), chronicling the little-known stories behind the biggest clashes in WWE history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has ordered a pilot for comedy “Computer School,” written and executive produced by Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin (“I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson”). Robinson will co-star. The show was first sold to Hulu in a bidding war; when Hulu passed on the script, HBO Max jumped in.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon Studios has begun production on “Snow Day” (wt) for Paramount+. The reimagining of the 2000 comedy film follows a group of kids who are determined to achieve their dreams when their school closes for a snow day. Production is underway in Montreal, with a premiere slated for later this year on the streaming service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum Originals has picked up the eight-episode dramedy series “Panhandle.” The Sony Pictures Television Studios produced-series will have a nine-month exclusive run on Spectrum (free, without ads) and then will have an exclusive free advertising-supported window on The Roku Channel as a Roku Original. Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Tiana Okoye (“Awkwafina is Nora from Queens”) star. The series will shoot in Savannah, GA and is created and written by executive producers Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) and Carla Kettner (“The Blacklist”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lindsay Lohan (“Mean Girls”) inked a deal for two more original films with Netflix. In addition to upcoming rom-com “Falling for Christmas” on the streamer, Lohan appeared in “Scary Movie V” and the series “Sick Note.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: John DiMaggio has struck a deal to reprise his voice roles on Hulu’s “Futurama” revival. When negotiations had stalled over money, Hulu and 20th Television Animation said the role would be recast, but an agreement was reached. “We’re all back, baby!” said series creator Matt Groening… William Jackson Harper (“The Good Place”), Cristin Milioti (“Made for Love”) and Skyler Gisondo (“The Righteous Gemstones”) will star in Peacock’s true crime love story, “The Resort.”…Riele Downs (“Henry Danger”) has been cast as the lead in Hulu movie “Darby Harper Wants to Know.” Downs replaces Storm Reid (“Euphoria”) in the role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of MeTV Network original series “Collector’s Call” kicks off Sunday, March 27 at 6:30p. Host Lisa Welchel (“The Facts of Life”) offers a look at rarely seen private collections of pop culture memorabilia and collectibles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Next up for TV host and author Tamron Hall is “Someone They Knew…With Tamron Hall,” premiering Sunday, March 6 at 9p on Court TV. What drew Hall to the true crime project? “When the idea of a series focused on crimes committed by intimate partners was presented to me, I felt a deep connection to these victims,” said Hall. “I have always been pulled into the ‘why’ – why crimes like this happen – and the heartbreaking impact they have on family and friends. Court TV represents an additional, trusted partner to support the important work that I do.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel has a new holiday movie on tap for its annual Countdown to Christmas stunt featuring the Radio City Rockettes. “A Holiday Spectacular” stars Ginna Claire Mason (“Wicked”), Derek Klena (“Jagged Little Pill”); Ann-Margret (“Grumpy Old Men”); and Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch”). The film was shot on location both in upstate New York and at Radio City Music Hall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FETV is tipping off March Match Up with fan-picked episodes airing the week of March 14. Each day FETV will feature a two-hour block from 6-8p of episodes from the network’s highest-rated comedies: “Bewitched,” “Leave It to Beaver,” “Hazel,” “Barney Miller,” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Viewer feedback was collected through FETV’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A “massively interactive” life event, “The Walking Dead: Last Mile” is launching this summer as a Facebook Gaming and Facebook Watch exclusive. Part game, part interactive television show, “TWD:LM” will put the all-new story and protagonists in the hands of the players as the saga unfolds. “We’re thrilled to unveil this new MILE experience that will take place in ‘The Walking Dead’ universe, where fans can play games and influence this new world and its inhabitants as a community,” said Robert Kirkman, Chairman of Skybound Entertainment and creator of “The Walking Dead.” “We’re excited to collaborate with our partners Genvid and Facebook to bring this pioneering vision to life.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Good news and bad news, kids: Disney+ is adding more Marvel live-action series titles, including “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Defenders,” and “The Punisher” on March 16, now that Netflix’s licensing deal for the films has ended. But the streamer is also releasing an update to its Parental Controls that will prompt all subscribers to update their settings. “We have experienced great success with an expanded content offering on Disney+ across our global markets and are excited to continue that here in the US as well by offering our consumers not only great content with the new Marvel additions, but also a set of features that help ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family,” said Michael Paull, President of Disney Streaming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

If you build it (in 100 days ) they will come: The season three premiere of HGTV’s “100 Day Dream Home” on Monday, February 21delivered a 0.58 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .78 Live+3 rating. The performance in the demos reflected increases of 41% and 50%, respectively, over the prior six weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The SAG Awards, simulcast on TBS and TNT Sunday night, delivered 1.8 million total viewers, a big jump from the 957,000 viewers whom tuned into last year’s remote ceremony.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two finale of HBO’s “Euphoria” reached 6.6 million viewers across all platforms, 30% above the week prior and 5.5x the season one finale night in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum News averaged more than 2.7 million daily viewing households across its digital and linear platforms in February. Severe weather, the New York State Democratic Convention and Black History Month programming all contributed to the boost.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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