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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 3/8/22)
A&E: Storage Wars (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Deep Fried Dynasty (Premiere) at 10pm
CNBC: No Retreat: Business Bootcamp (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness (Premiere)
HBO: Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO Max: Ruxx (Premiere)
ID: Crime Scene Confidential (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: True Conviction (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Teen Mom 2 (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: The Thing About Pam (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Chip and Potato (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Last One Standing (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Perfect World: A Deadly Game (Premiere)
E!: Botched (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: I Can See Your Voice (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Fixer to Fabulous (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: American Auto (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Grand Crew (Finale) at 8:30pm

A&E is adding two episodes to its docuseries, “Secrets of Playboy.” The additional installments begin Monday, March 28 at 9p and include facets of the “dark world” behind the 2005-10 TV series, “The Girls Next Door.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) is replacing Demi Lovato as the star of NBC pilot “Hungry,” following a group of friends who belong to a food issues group. Lovato, who left due to a scheduling conflict, will remain an executive producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform has picked up season five of “grown-ish,” with Zakiyyah Alexander (“Russian Doll”) and Courtney Lilly (“black-ish”) onboard as co-showrunners. Marcus Scribner will jump from “black-ish” to reprise his character, Andre Johnson Jr.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock drama series ”Bel-Air” has reunited original “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” stars Daphne Maxwell Reid and Vernee Watson-Johnson, who played Aunt Viv and Viola “Vy” Smith on “Fresh Prince.” The actresses will guest on the March 24 episode as new characters. Season one finale streams Thursday, March 31.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facing backlash for Disney not making a statement condemning Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” legislation – saying instead, “The biggest impact we can have in creating a more inclusive world is through the inspiring content we produce, the welcoming culture we create here and the diverse community organizations we support, including those representing the LGBTQ+ community” – CEO Bob Chapek sent a staff email on Monday that took a stronger stance. “I do not want anyone to mistake a lack of statement for a lack of support,” wrote Chapek. “We all share the same goal of a more tolerant, respectful world. Where we may differ is in the tactics to get there.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks gave the go-ahead for a new series set in “The Walking Dead Universe,” starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as their TWD characters. “Isle of the Dead” envisions Maggie and Negan traveling into a post-apocalyptic Manhattan long ago cut off from the mainland. Slated to premiere on AMC+ and AMC in 2023, the first season will consist of six episodes. Eli Jorné, who has been a writer and co-executive producer on “The Walking Dead” for multiple seasons and has an overall deal with AMC Studios, will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series, which is overseen by Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe. Cohan and Morgan will also serve as executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shondaland (“Scandal”) is diving back into DC with “The Residence,”inspired by Kate Anderson Brower’s The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. Netflix ordered the eight-parter, from executive producers/showrunner Paul William Davies and executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers as part of their overall deal with Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ has greenlit “The Muppets Mayhem,” a comedy series starring the puppet characters created by Jim Henson, along with Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh). The series was developed and written by Adam F. Goldberg (“The Goldbergs”), Bill Barretta (“The Muppets”) and Jeff Yorkes. Executive producers are Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber; Yorkes is a co-executive producer. The Muppets Studio’s David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter are also executive producers. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Holding company Ballantyne Strong has launched a new division, Strong Studios. On deck are supernatural horror show “Safehaven” and dramedy “Flagrant,” which will be distributed by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media. David Ozer, former CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul division Landmark Studio Group, will head Strong Studios as President. “The launch of Strong Studios is a natural but also potentially transformative next step for our entertainment business,” said Ballantyne Strong CEO Mark Roberson. “We plan to employ a disciplined and conservative approach to development of new projects, utilizing co-production and pre-licensing to limit financial exposure while building a content library with high potential for commercial success.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

44 Blue Productions has acquired the rights to UK unscripted series “Mission: Accessible,” to adapt for US viewers as “Crip Advisor.” Filmmaker Jim LeBrecht (“Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”) will exec produce the show, from Rockerdale Studios, which promotes disability tourism.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SAG-AFTRA announced seven newly accredited international intimacy coordinator training programs, enabling interested candidates to identify high-quality training programs and ensures a commitment to equity and inclusion for all applicants. “Intimacy coordinators set the bar even higher on protections for our members and help raise consciousness on what’s considered appropriate behavior and being sensitive to the feelings and comfort zone of performers,” said SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher. “In an industry that for decades turned a blind eye to ‘the casting couch,’ I’d say this is most definitely a step in the right direction!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streamer Documentary+ has ordered its first original program. Feature “Fireworks,” from Nathan Truesdell (“Ascension”), will explore a botched LAPD operation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer/producer/director Latoya Raveneau has entered into an overall deal at Disney to develop and produce animated projects at Disney Television Animation and 20th Television Animation, with terms for live-action content development. Raveneau is currently directing Disney Television Animation’s newly debuted series “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” on Disney+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Celebrity IOU returns for a new season on Monday, April 18 at 9p, with Drew and Jonathan Scott helping Hollywood stars pay back deserving friends or mentors with surprise renovations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network ventures into the wild for “Mud, Sweat and Beards,”premiering Monday, April 4 at 11p. In the four part adventure series, wilderness experts trek to remote locations to build primitive paradises.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Netflix’s “Russian Doll” premieres Wednesday, April 20. The season is set four years after Nadia and Alan escaped mortality’s time loop together.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docuseries “Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness,” premieres today, March 8 on discovery+. But while the six-parter follows the athletic pursuits of Zaire Wade, Evan Holyfield and Vashti Cunningham, the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they attempt to make their own mark on the world, premieres today, it’s not just for sports fans. “This is a series about three legendary sports families, but the themes explored throughout – chasing your dreams, the pressure to succeed, living up to others expectations – are as universal as it gets,” says NEO Studios’ Head of Unscripted Development and executive producer of Legacy, Mike Basone. “So while sports fans can certainly revel in the unprecedented insight into the icons at the center of the series, everyone will be able to appreciate their stories and the struggles featured. We spent more than two and half years filming with these families, and it’s quite amazing to watch these young adults grow and evolve into the athletes and people they are today.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Paradise,” a Finnish-language drama following a veteran crime detective on a murder case, is among this month’s premieres on Acorn TV. All eight episodes launch Monday, March 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The TNets – TBS, TNT, truTV – are marking today, International Women’s Day by spotlighting programming all month that celebrates powerful women from films and original programming. Among the offerings: “Sisters” & “Spy” on TBS; Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” & “Wonder Woman” on TNT; and “Fast Foodies” on truTV. Additionally, TBS will be airing episodes one and two from the first season of HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant” on March 27 as part of Front Row on TBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has suspended production and content acquisition in Russia in response to the violence in Ukraine, and TikTok has halted livestreaming and the posting of new content in the wake of the passage of a new “fake news” law in Russia cracking down on independent journalism. “The safety of our employees and our users remains our highest priority,” said TikTok.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount+ has ordered original UK drama series “The Blue” from New Pictures, adapted from Lucy Clarke’s best-selling novel No Escape, ahead of the launch of the global streaming service in the UK this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP had its highest-rated month in network history in February, averaging a
0.29 24/7 HH rating. Other records include a household commercial content rating of 0.33. In addition, INSP’s year-over-year ratings in 2021 increased for the seventh straight year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Rock the Block” delivered its highest-rated season premiere in the series history on Monday, February 28 with a .79 Live+3 rating among P25-54, an 18% increase over its season two premiere. The rating among P25-54 was an increase of 65% over the prior six weeks and a 64%lift over year-ago levels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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