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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/23/22)
BET: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (Premiere) at 9pm
DISNEY+: Parallels (Premiere)
FUSE: TallBoyz (Premiere) at 10pm
HULU: Bloods (Premiere)
OVATION TV: The Green Room with Nadia Brown (Premiere) at 11pm
PARAMOUNT+: Clive Davis: Most Iconic Performances (Premiere)
A&E: Court Cam (Finale) at 9:30pm
HGTV: Home Inspector Joe (Finale) at 9pm

NBCU will offer iSpot.tv data as its official cross-platform “currency partner” starting with the May upfront. “Now is the time to embrace change,” said Kelly Abcarian, EVP of Measurement & Impact for NBCU, at the company’s One22 event on Tuesday. “We’re heading to Radio City, and this year’s upfront, ready to activate against iSpot’s cross-platform audience.” NBCU has certified eight more companies for audience measurement and audience verification. That said, “Our certifications aren’t permanent or set in stone,” noted Abcarian. “In a space as dynamic as measurement, companies must keep pace with consumer behavior.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Seven series scored early renewals from The CW. “The Flash” will be back for season nine; “Riverdale” for season seven; “All American” for season five; “Nancy Drew” for season four; and “Kung Fu,” “Superman & Lois” and “Walker” for third seasons. “As we prepare for the 2022-23 season, these scripted series, along with the alternative series we renewed earlier, will serve as the start of a solid foundation utilizing some of our most-watched series for us to build on for next year and beyond,” said Mark Pedowitz, network Chairman and CEO. “These dramas are also important to our overall digital strategy, as they are some of our most-streamed and socially-engaged programming, and we look forward to adding more new and returning series to help strengthen and expand our multiplatform footprint.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney has postponed its management retreat, slated for next week, as the company deals with backlash over the company’s initially tepid response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. During a town hall on Monday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek expressed regret over not taking a more public stance against the bill, and said the company supported the LGBTQ+ community in its pursuit of lasting change. On Tuesday, Disney’s FX Networks, Hulu, ESPN, Disney World, Disney+ and more posted their commitment to support LGBTQ+ colleagues, friends, families and fans.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The history of cable TV, from its humble, low-budget beginnings to today’s premium programming, will be explored in a new podcast, “Basic!”. Produced with Pantheon Media, the series from cable veteran Doug Herzog TV, critic Jen Chaney and SiriusXM launches Wednesday, May 18. “As a career cable weasel, I’m thrilled to bring the secret history of basic cable to ears everywhere,” said Herzog, former President of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group. “It never had the same respect of network television, HBO or even the streamers who threatened to make it obsolete. But with a chip on its shoulder, it managed to change the TV landscape forever.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sixty watchdog organizations have banded together to urge Congress to pass new laws that would protect minors, including a ban on serving behaviorally targeted ads to young people. “We are deeply concerned that young people, who are spending more and more time online, are being targeted in unfair ways by online platforms and apps that take advantage of their developmental vulnerabilities,” said the group, which counts Fairplay, Consumer Federation of America, Center for Digital Democracy, and Public Citizen among them, in a letter to lawmakers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET has renewed “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” for season four and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” for a fifth season. “Sistas” and “The Oval” are the #1 and #2 series currently airing on cable with African Americans P2+, respectively. “The Oval” season three averaged 1.3 million Total viewers Live+3 per episode, and “Sistas” season four averaged 1.6 million Total Viewers Live+3 on BET and BET Her.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Veteran play-by-play announcer Al Michaels is moving from NBC to Amazon to serve as the voice of “Thursday Night Football,” reports the New York Post. Amazon landed rights for Thursday night games beginning this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen Holdings rejected a $9 billion takeover offer from a group led by Elliott Management Corp., saying the consortium’s offer “significantly undervalues the company.” Nielsen said it is proceeding with its previously-approved plan to make $1 billion stock repurchases. “As Nielsen’s 2021 financial results demonstrate, the company is achieving strong revenue growth while making significant progress in new product development and MRC reaccreditation,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC is developing “The Front Line,” a medical drama from writer Eric Halsey (“The Resident”) and ABC Signature, executive produced by SMAC Entertainment. The show focuses on a professional athlete-turned-doctor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

David Spade’s (“The Wrong Missy”) first stand-up comedy special for Netflix is headed to the streamer. “Nothing Personal,” exec produced by Spade alongside Marc Gurvitz, Alex Murray and John Irwin, was filmed in Minneapolis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Julia Garner (“Inventing Anna”) and her Alma Margo partner RowanRiley have signed a first-look deal with Tomorrow Studios (“Snowpiercer”). “Above all else, Alma Margo is looking for bold and original content, so we thought it only natural to partner with a studio that also fits that description,” said Garner and Riley. “We are incredibly proud to be working with Tomorrow Studios who exhibit every quality that we’re looking for in a partner: intelligence, drive, experience and passion.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Sex and the City” sequel “And Just Like That…” has been renewed for a second season on HBO Max. The show’s debut was one of the most-viewed series premieres of a new original on the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“My Brilliant Friend” has been renewed for a fourth and final season by HBO and Italy’s Rai. The season will be based on Elena Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child, the fourth and final novel in her Brilliant Friend series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Luke Matheny (“Ghostwriter”) will serve as head writer and executive producer on HBO Max series “Charlotte’s Web.” The adaptation of E.B. White’s classic novel will air on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in 2024.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Demore Barnes is guesting on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” as Deputy Chief Christian Garland, role he last played in the season 23 premiere…. McKenna Grace (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) landed a lead role in Peacock true crime limited series “A Friend of the Family.”…Boarding ALLBLK comedy “Send Help” are Karina Bonnefil (“Snowfall”), Catfish Jean (“To Leslie”), Courtney Taylor (“Insecure”), and newcomer Ana Bowen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” returns for its final batch of episodes on Friday, April 29. The comedy is in its seventh season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the 50 anime titles set for Spring 2022 on Crunchyroll are new simulcasts from Japan, subtitled and dubbed, including “SPY x FAMILY,” “The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2,” “Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic-,” “Skeleton Knight in Another World,” “Date A Live IV,” and “The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Smother” lands on Peacock Thursday, April 28. The drama thriller picks up after the death of Denis and the ensuing cover-up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Law&Crime has licensed the rights for primetime airings of Trifecta Entertainment syndie “Protection Court,” capturing the action inside one of America’s busiest protection order courts in Dade County, Florida. The show airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 7th Annual “Latin American Music Awards” airs Thursday, April 21 at 8p on Telemundo. Among those hitting the stage will be the Black Eyed Peas, Boza, Calibre 50, Chiquis, Esteman, Gerardo Ortiz, Gloria Trevi, Jesse & Joy, Jhay Cortez, Lit Killah, Los Ángeles Azules, María Becerra, Nicki Nicole, Sofia Reyes, Ozuna and Tiago PZK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Emergency!” is joining the FETV lineup starting Sunday, April 3 with a marathon from 5p-12a. Beginning Monday, April 5, the 1972-77 medical drama starring Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe will air nightly from 10p-12a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” started soft, but is killing it in Live+7 ratings. The limited series debuted to 2.9 million viewers and 0.4 among A18-49, leaping to 1.93 in the demo, up +397%, and 8.7 million viewers, up +205%, with seven days of delayed viewing across linear and digital platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.7 Live+SD, up 6% from the week before) pulled ahead of previous leader “The Dr. Phil Show” (1.6, down 6%) to take first place among talk shows in the week ending March 13. “Live” has now been the clear No. 1 or at least tied at the top of the category 60 times in the past 79 weeks. “Tamron Hall” (three-week high 0.7, up 17%) was the only other one of the 15 talkers to move up in a period marked by numerous UEFA Champions League soccer preemptions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” ended its 10-season run averaging a .91 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a 1.13 among W25-54, as well as a 1.11 Live+3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a 1.38 rating among upscale W25-54. HGTV notes more than 90 million viewers have watched “Flip or Flop” since its April, 2013 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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