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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 3/15/22)
BRITBOX: The Bay (Premiere)
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: America’s List (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Phoenix Rising (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Young Rock (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Mr. Mayor (Premiere) at 8:30pm
NETFLIX: Team Zenko Go (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: Veleno: The Town of Lost Children (Premiere)
TLC: 7 Little Johnstons (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Bachelor (Finale) at 8pm

Jane Latman’s role at Discovery, Inc. just got meatier. Latman, President, HGTV and Streaming Home Content, will add Food Network to her purview starting April 30. Food Network President Courtney White is exiting to launch a new production company, Butternut Films. “Jane has more than proven her leadership skills at HGTV where, so far this year, she leads the industry in launching six of the top 20 freshman hits among A25-54 — more than any other cable network,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer at Discovery, Inc. “She is the perfect choice to lead our important food and home content businesses and I’m confident she will bring the same creative magic to Food Network that she has to HGTV.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

He’s going the the metaverse! With his run as head of Disney over, Bob Iger has joined the board of, and is making an investment in, avatar technology company Genies. “I’ve always been drawn to the intersection between technology and art, and Genies provides unique and compelling opportunities to harness the power of that combination to enable new forms of creativity, expression and communication,” said Iger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s “New Amsterdam” will conclude with its upcoming fifth season.The medical drama is averaging a 1.13 rating among A18-49 and 7.2 million total viewers in Live+7 and multiplatform viewing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC renewed “Abbott Elementary” for season two. The series is ABC’s number one new comedy in two years among A18-49, and is tied with CBS’s “Ghosts” as the season’s top comedy in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured outside of Kuyiv in Ukraine, and has been hospitalized. “This is a stark reminder for all journalists who are putting their lives on the line every day to deliver the news from the war zone,” said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen is in advanced talks to be acquired by a consortium of private equity firms for about $15 billion, reported The Wall Street Journal on Monday. Among the participants is investment fund manager Elliott Management, which pushed for major changes after taking a state in AT&T. “Nielsen does not comment on market rumors or speculation,” said a Nielsen spokesperson. Nielsen stock closed up 30.5% for the day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Nielsen news, the measurement company is suing TVSquared for patent infringement. Nielsen alleges that TVSquared – acquired last month by Innovid – infringed its patented technique for protecting personal information while measuring audience exposure across platforms. Innovid said it plans to “vigorously contest” the allegation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meteorologist Bryan Norcross has joined FAST channel Fox Weather as a hurricane specialist and contributor. “Norcross joins from ABC affiliate WPLG-TV in Miami.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thanks to the Olympics, automakers spent an estimated $503.9 million in February, up 154% from the year-ago period, according to iSpot.tv. Toyota, one of the lead sponsors of the Games, was the top spender ($178.4 million, with 76% of national TV ad spend during the games). Chevrolet ($108.1 million) was next, followed by Ford ($36.0 million), Nissan ($22.4 million) and Lexus ($22.0 million).
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCU Launch, home of DEI efforts across NBCUniversal, has teamed with Telemundo to increase the number of Hispanic female directors in scripted television. “Our new partnership with Telemundo is emblematic of one of our core goals, which is to combine inclusion efforts with our sister networks and studios so that together we can create comprehensive and meaningful change,” said Jeanne Mau, SVP, TV Programming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at NBCUniversal. “Our shared objectives with Telemundo give us a unique opportunity to place an even greater focus on Hispanic female directors. This evolution of our groundbreaking Female Forward initiative is just the beginning of our efforts to grow this underrepresented community while we also continue to focus on other marginalized groups who still desperately need opportunities in the director’s chair.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer and writer David E. Kelley is developing natural history series, “Eating Up the Oceans: How Do We Save Our Seas?”, with Andrew Zimmern and his production company Intuitive Content. The pair also is collaborating with sustainable seafood expert and founder of Fed by Blue, Jennifer Bushman. The six-part docuseries is guided by the stories of frontline experts who are working across multiple disciplines to affect change and curtail an impending crisis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lydia Hampson (“Fleabag”) has joined Sister (“Chernobyl”) and inked a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, where she was formerly Head of UK Scripted. Shows will be developed and produced for Amazon Prime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

John Eisendrath inked a new three-year deal overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. The agreement calls for Eisendrath to continue as EP and showrunner for NBC’s “The Blacklist.” Eisendrath also has a procedural drama, “Alert,” in development at Fox Entertainment; he’s exec producing the project with Jamie Foxx and his producing partner Datari Turner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Television Group and HBO have signed a new first-look deal with producer Stephanie Allain and her Homegrown Pictures production company. The new agreement continues the Studio’s relationship with Allain, and includes a partnership with HBO. Under terms of the agreement, Allain and her Homegrown Pictures team — including Director of Development Gabrielle Ebron — will develop original scripted programming to be produced by Warner Bros. Television for HBO and HBO Max, external streaming services, cable, and broadcast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” is returning to its 11th Avenue studio, complete with a live audience, starting Monday, April 11. The Comedy Central late-nighter will be on a planned hiatus starting Friday, March 18, leading up to Noah hosting the Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3 on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Sean Astin (“Stranger Things”) has joined season two of NBC’s “Young Rock” as the childhood nemesis of Dwayne Johnson…Cory Michael Smith (“Gotham”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), and Corey Stoll (“Billions”) will star in Netflix limited series “Transatlantic,” set during the 1940 refugee crisis in Marseilles… Ciarán Hinds (“Belfast”) has boarded the cast of Netflix spy drama “Treason.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FilmRise has inked a deal Nicely Entertainment to produce and distribute in the US two new feature films along with US VOD distribution rights for over 20 family-friendly romance and holiday-centric films. As part of the package, FilmRise will also pick up two never-before released feature films produced by Nicely.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Baseball,” the 1994 docuseries from Ken Burns, will stream for free on PBS Thursday, March 31 through Friday, April 29. The series is divided into nine “innings” covering the history of the sport.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the Wednesday, March 16 premiere of “Home Team,” Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player and Jordyn Woods, model and influencer test each other in a series of card challenges and a pop-a-shot basketball challenge. The Team Whistle competition series airs on Whistle’s YouTube page and Whistle TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO docuseries The Invisible Plot” tells the story of a daredevil husband and father who unexpectedly jumped off a bridge in 1977. Years later, a mysterious story emerges involving hypnosis, secret identities and a double life. The three-parter premieres Monday, April 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s broadcast of Real Madrid vs. PSG delivered the second-most-watched UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match ever in the US among P2+. The telecast posted 990,000 P2+ and 484,000 A18-49 on March 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous” averaged a .57 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .75 among W25-54 during a 16-episode season that premiered November 16. During its third season run, the series averaged a .68 rating among upscale P25-54 Live+3 and a .91 among upscale W25-54, gains of 20% and 24% from year-ago levels. The series also attracted more than 31 million viewers and ranked as a top 3 non-news/sports ad-supported cable program among W25-54, upscale W25-54 and upscale P25-54 in its Tuesday timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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