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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/25/22)
APPLE TV+: Pachinko (Premiere)
DISCOVERY: Hoffman Family Gold (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: Ibiza Weekender (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Bridgerton (Premiere)
NETFLIX: 800 Meters (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Transformers: BotBots (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Tomorrow (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 3/26/22)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: Oscars 2022 at 5pm
E!: Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2022 at 7pm
ABC: On The Red Carpet at the Oscars – The Arrivals at 5:30pm
ABC: The Oscars Red Carpet Show at 6:30pm
ABC: The 94th Annual Academy Awards at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY+: Be My Guest with Ina Garten (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: The Cabins (Premiere)
THE ROKU CHANNEL: The Pact (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 3/27/22)
CW: March (Finale) at 9pm

P&G has committed to a “significant media investment” to help transform the future of Black-owned media, shared Travis Montaque, Co-founder and CEO of Group Black, the collective of Black-owned media and diverse creators. “Our partnership with P&G represents by far the largest commitment from the industry to date,” said Montaque. “Real change takes real champions taking a leap of faith. We’re proud that P&G is championing our efforts and our partner in the fight for economic inclusion.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Noted Charlotte La Niear, Senior Director for Multicultural Media at P&G, “With less than 1% of TV and digital and less than 5% of radio media inventory being Black-owned, available advertising inventory is a challenge… Our investment in Group Black will create more relevant, resonant and effective media to build our brands, and contribute to economic inclusion, purchasing power, and market growth.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Archive 81” will not make it to season two on Netflix. The series, inspired by the supernatural horror podcast, focuses on an archivist drawn into an investigation of a dangerous cult.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sharon Horgan’s upcoming series for Apple TV+ now has a name: “Bad Sisters.” The dark comedy, co-written, executive produced and starring Horgan (“Catastrophe”), is based on the Belgian version of “Clan,” about sisters bound together by the death of their parents. In addition to Horgan, the series will star Anne-Marie Duff (“Suffragette,” “The Salisbury Poisonings”), Eva Birthistle (“Brooklyn,” “The Last Kingdom”), Sarah Greene (“Frank of Ireland,” “Dublin Murders”) and Eve Hewson (“Behind her Eyes,” “The Luminaries”). “Bad Sisters” is produced by Merman productions and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thinkfactory Media has partnered with “American Pie” actor Jason Biggs for a cooking competition. “Biggs Ass Bake Off” (wt) will be hosted and executive produced by Biggs, who with Thinkfactory is taking the series to prospective buyers. “Over twenty years as the ‘Pie Guy’ has led me to this inevitable place – hosting and producing a baking show of epic proportions,” said Biggs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ ordered a second season of “Undercover Underage,”following Safe from Online Sex Abuse founder Roo Powell as she works to identify suspects who reach out to her thinking she’s a teen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is diving deeper into dating. In addition to ordering seasons four and five of “Love Is Blind” as well as spinoff “Love Is Blind: After the Altar,” and season three of “Indian Matchmaking,” the streamer is planning an all-queer version of “The Ultimatum,” from Kinetic Content; “Jewish Matchmaking,” from The Intellectual Property Corporation; a US version of Australia’s “Love on the Spectrum,” from Northern Pictures; and an untitled series from Kinetic Content featuring singles from Netflix reality shows who still haven’t found love.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The investigation of, and conspiracy theories about, the 1997 death of Princess Diana will be explored in miniseries “Who Killed Lady Di?”. Headline Pictures (“Kin”) and Itineraire (“Oussekine”) are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A docuseries about rapper Megan Thee Stallion is in the works, from Nneka Onourah (“Legends of the Underground”), Time Studios and Roc Nation. “Her story is a powerful one, and the accomplishments that she continues to achieve are remarkable,” said Loren Hammonds, Co-Head of Documentary. “We feel lucky to have this opportunity to capture her at a crucial moment in her life and career.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Harry Hamlin (“L.A. Law”) has been cast in AMC’s “Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches” as a series regular… Max Casella (“The Tender Bar”), Domenick Lombardozzi (“The Irishman”), Vincent Piazza (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Jay Will (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) have joined star Sylvester Stallone in Paramount+ series “Tulsa King” (wt)…Jennifer Tilly will return to USA/Syfy series “Chucky” for season two, as Tiffany Valentine…Reema Sampat (“Orange Is the New Black”) landed the female lead in ABC comedy “The Son In Law.”…Whitney Cummings will play a female comic in Fox’s upcoming anthology drama “Accused.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Showtime’s “City on a Hill” premieres Sunday, July 10 at 10p. The season consists of eight episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Designer and home renovation expert Alison Victoria puts demanding times and legal drama behind her in new episodes of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” premiering Thursday, April 21, at 9p. Nine new episodes follow Victoria who, after weathering personal and professional challenges, dives into a new life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Killing It,” a comedy starring Craig Robinson (“The Office”), premieres Thursday, April 14 on Peacock. “We love all the ambitious, challenging, thematically-rich series that populate the current peak-TV landscape,” said co-showrunners/writers/EPs Dan Goor and Luke Del. “We also love jokes. So, we tried to make a show that could deliver both.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streaming service FloSports will premiere a new combat sports reality competition series featuring up-and-coming submission fighters from around the world competing for a cash prize and 3-fight contract on FloSports’ “Who’s Number One.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Channel’s “Fishing in the Wild” premieres Monday, April 18 at 7p, as chef and fisherman Mike Robinson scouts for ingredients in the rivers, seas and lakes of Great Britain.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv has 100 hours of entertainment, including 20 movies and series, on tap for this year’s “Easter Lives Here” programming slate. The event kicks off Palm Sunday, April 10, with “The Passion of the Christ” and culminates with the premieres of “Faith, Hope & Love” and “Small Group” on Easter Sunday, April 17 at 7p and 9p, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rounding out the presenter lineup for the Oscars are Josh Brolin, Jacob Elordi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Momoa, Jill Scott, J.K. Simmons, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Rachel Zegler. The ceremony will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the Grammys front, a second round of performers has been announced: Jon Baptiste, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Nas and Chris Stapleton. The show airs Sunday, April 3 at 8p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is gearing up for the Grammys with a multi-platform event across the net’s linear channel, website, apps and social platforms from Monday, March 28 through Saturday, April 2. The week-long block includes a special Saturday Stack lineup honoring past winners and current nominees on April 2 starting at 12p, headlined by the network premiere of “Foo Fighters: Live At Wembley Stadium” at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

STIRR, the AVOD owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is launching pop-up channel STIRR Spring Break from March 28-April 15, featuring a mix of movies and TV shows. Programming will be day-parted to run more documentary/travel/ocean life content early in the day, transitioning to more music/late night comedies/thrillers in the evening.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To celebrate the launch of Paramount+ series “Halo,” cast members Olive Gray, Kate Kennedy and executive producer Kiki Wolfkill will meet virtually to discuss the video game adaptation on Friday, March 25 at 6p. A weekly Twitter “After-Show Watch Party” will follow through May 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has added a shuffle play button on its desktop interface, enabling viewers to play a random episode from a selection of 45 series. A shuffle button has been one of the most-requested features from users, according to the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More than half (54%) of consumers have heard of the metaverse, and 21% say they’ve heard a lot, according to Hub’s “A New Frontier” study. But only 15% said they feel very confident they could explain what it is to someone else. Among gamers, that number rises to 38%. “For something that doesn’t exist yet, consumer awareness of the metaverse is high,” said Jon Giegengack, Hub Founder and Principal. “But few people understand what it is, or more importantly why they should care about it. The earliest adopters will be in categories like gaming, where there’s a smaller gap between what the metaverse offers and what people are doing already.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

At Nickelodeon’s upfront on Thursday, the network unveiled a 2022-23 pipeline of original content that includes franchise expansions for hits “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “PAW Patrol,” “Baby Shark,” “The Loud House,” “Transformers,” and “Blue’s Clues & You!”, along with new series like “Face’s Music Party,” starring ‘90s Nick Jr. mascot Face, and animated preschool series “Bossy Bear” and “HexVet.” Among live experiences on the way from the net are a slime-filled festival, NickFest, in October; a Nickelodeon music label; and a “Blue’s Clues & You!” live tour.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Nick news, Grammy winner Cardi B and her husband Offset will appear in an episode of “Baby Shark” airing Friday, April 15 at noon, and ”Middlemost Post” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark” were renewed for seasons two and three, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor/comedian Scoey Mitchell died March 19. He was 92. Mitchell’s numerous TV credits included appearances on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” “The Tonight Show,” “Rhoda,” and the co-starring role in ABC sitcom “Barefoot in the Park.” “He sacrificed much in the struggle to get blacks behind the camera, into production and into positions that are taken for granted today,” posted his brother, Billy Mitchell. “It’s important to remember those few that opened up the doors for so many!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The Lost City – Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Brad Pitt, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Patti Harrison, Oscar Nunez
Everything Everywhere All At Once – Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jaime Lee Curtis
Infinite Storm (Limited Release) – Naomi Watts, Billy Howle, Parker Sawyers
Mothering Sunday (Limited Release) – Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Sope Dirisu, Glenda Jackson, Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $50 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 $181 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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