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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/4/22)
ID: I (Almost) Got Away With It: Confessions (Premiere) at 8pm
IMDB TV: Bug Out (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Pieces of Her (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Making Fun (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Lies and Deceit (Premiere)
OXYGEN: An Unexpected Killer (Premiere) at 8pm
PRIME VIDEO: The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Premiere)
WE TV: Love After Lockup (Premiere) at 9pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Finale) at 8pm
HGTV: My Lottery Dream Home (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY CHANNEL: The Proof Is Out There (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 3/5/22)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Oscar Isaac, Musical Guest: Charli XCX at 11:30pm
HGTV: Holmes Family Rescue (Finale) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 3/6/22)
BRAVO: Kandi & The Gang (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: The Courtship (Premiere) at 10:30pm
COURT TV: Someone They Knew…With Tamron Hall (Premiere) at 9p,
HALLMARK CHANNEL: When Calls the Heart (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: The Courtship (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Transplant (Premiere) at 10pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How the Universe Works (Premiere) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (Premiere) at 8pm
STARZ: Outlander (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: Shining Vale (Premiere) at 10:21pm
TLC: Unexpected (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Uncensored (Premiere) at 10pm

Sony Pictures Television has inked a deal to acquire nonfiction production company Industrial Media, home of the “90 Day Fiancé” franchise, “Secrets of Playboy” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” among many others. Once the deal closes (pending the usual closing conditions), SPT will restructure its unscripted division, with two units, Nonfiction Entertainment and Game Show Production, replacing the current alternative division. Industrial Media CEO Eli Holzman will join SPT as President of Nonfiction Entertainment, while Industrial Media President Aaron Saidman will join the company as Co-President, Nonfiction Entertainment. The new Game Show production division will be headed by SPT’s Suzanne Prete, who currently oversees “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!”. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

“At SPT, our focus is on leadership and quality in growing areas of television, and nonfiction content makes up a significant share of TV viewing,” said Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Global Television Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment Corporate Development. “Acquiring Industrial Media gives us scale and expertise that nicely complements our current TV production businesses. Eli, Aaron and their talented group of producers have consistently succeeded with high-quality series and documentaries.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Australian soap opera “Neighbors” has been canceled after 37 years. After funding was pulled by UK’s Channel 5 in August, producer Fremantle had hoped to find another partner to join Australia’s 10 Peach, but no go. “We simply have no option but to rest the show,” said Fremantle, promising to end it on “an incredible high.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple has renewed “The Afterparty” for season two. Season one, starring Tiffany Haddish as a detective searching for a killer during a high school reunion house party, wraps today, March 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 19 of Bravo’s “Top Chef” will include brand partnerships with BMW of North America, Chipotle, S.Pellegrino, Talenti, “Jurassic Park Dominion,” and first-time integration partner Vrbo. “’Top Chef’ continues to be an exciting and engaging destination for brands to organically weave their messaging directly into Emmy Award winning content creating a seamless and memorable experience for fans and providing significant brand impact for our marketers,” said Ann Scheiner, EVP, Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “And with One Platform advertisers will reach consumers at scale through cross platform video, digital first content, social amplification, custom spots and more.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A number of major broadcasters have acquired rights to “Servant of the People,” created by and starring President Zelenskiy of Ukraine, since his emergence as an international hero. Channel 4 in the UK, MBC in the Middle East, ANT 1 in Greece and PRO TV in Romania are among the buyers. The comedy centers on a high school principal turned President of Ukraine who grows into his role as a heroic and adored leader. “There are obvious parallels with the real world situation, and ‘Servant of the People’ is a fascinating, important and historic piece of television,” said distributor Eccho Rights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

RT America will cease production and lay off most of its staff. Misha Solodovnikov, GM of T&R Productions, the production company behind the Russian state-funded network, informed employees in a memo, citing “unforeseen business interruption events” as the cause of the shutdown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men”) and “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin are teaming for a dramedy, “Ramble On,” starring Sheen and “Entourage” stars Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon as Hollywood veterans looking to reinvent their voices. The project is produced by Angry Lunch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Flip or Flop” stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack may be divorced, but they each still have a home at HGTV, complete with new multi-year deals. “Tarek and Christina are an important part of the HGTV programming strategy with their magnetic personalities and the real estate savvy that it takes to make consistently profitable renovation and design decisions,” said Jane Latman, President, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “We’re excited for the future and now their millions of fans can look forward to more great star-powered content.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A global version of MTV dating competition “Are You The One?” will launch in the US and international markets on corporate sib Paramount+. “Are You The One – Global Edition” (wt), from MTV Entertainment Studios, will launch production later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia has struck a first-look deal with German-Turkish film director/writer/producer Fatih Akin (“The Fade”) for German- and Turkish-language films and series for TV, HBO Max and theatrical release. “We know how important local content is to our audiences and together with Fatih we want to produce some great German and Turkish language content,” said Hannes Heyelmann, WarnerMedia’s EVP Programming EMEA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Prime Video has ordered a new series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge(“Fleabag”). No details yet on the show, but Waller-Bridge has a three-year overall deal with Amazon Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blink49 Studios, the recently launched content venture backed by Endeavor Content, has entered into an exclusive multi-year first-look television deal with Canadian screenwriter, executive producer, director and showrunner Sheri Elwood (“Lucifer”). Under the pact, Elwood will develop scripted television series for all platforms spanning broadcast, cable and streaming. Endeavor Content will handle international distribution for all projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hearst Media Production Group and Toonz Media Group are partnering to produce new animated productions, collaborating to procure US distribution partners for the next slate of animated hits including “Paddypaws,” “Sunnyside Billy,” “Kingdom of None” and “Aliens In My Backpack.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Kal Penn (“Sunnyside”) landed a lead role in Disney+ limited series “The Santa Clause,” starring Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell…“The Good Doctor” original cast member Antonia Thomas will reprise her role in two episodes of the ABC medical drama this spring…Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”) and Nicole Maines (“Supergirl”) landed roles in Hulu film “Darby Harper Wants You to Know.”…Skylar Astin (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) is joining ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” in a recurring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taking stock: At CNBC, Steve Kovach will move from CNBC.com Tech Editor, to Technology Correspondent for television, covering Apple and Microsoft. Frank Holland will take on coverage of enterprise software, the cloud and larger remote technology stocks such as Zoom and Dropbox, and Kristina Partsinevelos, in addition to covering parts of the ESG world and precious metals, will tackle chips and suppliers.

A new season of ID’s “True Conviction” kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at 10p. The series follows a Brooklyn homicide prosecutor as she travels across the country to reveal how top prosecutors tackled tough cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming up on March 8: The personalities behind the food at the State Fair of Texas get their moment in the spotlight in A&E’s “Deep Fried Dynasty,” premiering at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The National Desk,” Sinclair Broadcast Group’s national news program providing national and regional news from across Sinclair’s television stations, is adding a weekend edition. Beginning tomorrow, March 5, the 60-minute newscast will air weekends with content from TND’s morning and evening newscasts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of late nighter “Desus & Mero” launches Thursday, March 10 at 11p on Showtime, going from twice a week to once. Denzel Washington will be on hand for the premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former “Survivor” winner Kim Wolfe helps homeowners with buyer’s remorse in HGTV’s “Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?”, premiering Wednesday, March 30 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is launching a daily interactive trivia show, “Trivia Quest.” Each episode features 24 questions, and takes players on a mission to rescue the animated citizens of Trivia Land. “We’re excited to experiment in this space, and find new ways to entertain our members and new ways for our members to interact with Netflix,” said Andy Weil, VP, Comedy Series and Interactive Programming, in a blog post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK series “Help! My House Is Haunted: Celebrity Edition” will make its US debut Sunday, March 13 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates women who rock this March, with a special International Women’s History Month multiplatform event focused on legendary female artists. Among the highlights is a pair of digital exclusive “At Home And Social” specials with Heart co-founder Ann Wilson on Thursday, March 10, and Dionne Warwick on Thursday, March 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MotorTrend will air 24 hours of Mecum Glendale 2022 auction action live on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+, starting on Thursday, March 17 from 2-8p. Live coverage continues Friday, March 18 from 2-8pon MotorTrend+, then returns to both MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ on Saturday, March 19 from 2-8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first round of presenters for the “94th Annual Academy Awards” include Lady Gaga, Chris Rock, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Perez, Kevin Costner and Yuh-Jung Youn. The ceremony airs Sunday, March 27 on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel and Harpo Productions are partnering for “The Color of Care,” a documentary that chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the US, and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of these inequities. The film premieres on Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, May 1 at 8p. In addition, “The Color of Care” will launch an impact campaign that activates medical and nursing schools, healthcare workers, policymakers, and impacted communities to advance solutions toward health equity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s “Snowfall” is pacing to have its most-watched season to date, with the two-episode season five debut averaging 4.3 million Total Viewers across linear, VOD and streaming. The Total Viewer average across all platforms represents a +13% increase over the prior season and a +43% increase over the series’ third season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The Batman – Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz, John Turturro, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard
A Day To Die (Limited Release) – Kevin Dillon, Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, Brooke Butler, Leon, Gianni Capaldi, Johnny Messner, Vernon Davis

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $113 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 $85 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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