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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 3/30/22)
A&E: Court Cam (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY+: Queen of Versailles Reigns Again (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: White Water Summer (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Moon Knight (Premiere)
HGTV: Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? (Premiere) At 9pm
HISTORY: Forged in Fire (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Wild Abandon (Premiere)
SYFY: Astrid & Lilly Save the World (Finale) at 10pm

Nielsen has agreed to be acquired by a private equity group led by Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management, and Brookfield Business Partners for $16 billion. While Nielsen had rejected an earlier offer, “After a thorough assessment, the Board determined that this transaction represents an attractive outcome for our shareholders by providing a cash takeout at a substantial premium, while supporting Nielsen’s commitment to our clients, employees and stakeholders,” said James A. Attwood, chairperson of Nielsen’s Board of Directors. The sale, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, is expected to close in the second half of 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios to develop and produce projects for Prime Video. “Carlton Cuse is a hitmaker whose track record and ability to imagine and create textured characters and worlds makes him a treasured talent,” said Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios. “The success of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ is an obvious reason for us at Amazon Studios to continue and grow our relationship with Carlton, but his continued vigor for storytelling makes us fortunate to work with this incredibly creative powerhouse.” Cuse has been under an overall deal with ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ ordered a series based on 2016 sci-fi novel Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Joel Edgarton (“Revenge of the Sith”) is attached to an executive produce, with Crouch serving as writer and showrunner. Sony Pictures Television is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel has renewed family drama “Chesapeake Shores” for a sixth and final season. “With a top-notch ensemble cast and creative team, ‘Chesapeake Shores’ has shared stories that are relatable, poignant and unforgettable,” said Laurie Ferneau, SVP Programming, Series. “We look forward to honoring the journey viewers have been on with the O’Briens with one final, special season.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Victoria Pedretti (“You”) landed the lead in Hulu psychological drama “Saint X.”…Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”) will star in Disney+ movie “Prom Pact.”…Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) has been cast in ABC comedy pilot “Not Dead Yet,” about a newly-single journalist who takes a job writing obituaries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All six episodes of FX limited series “Pistol,” about Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, drop Tuesday, May 31 on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The series is based on Jones’ 2017 memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of History’s “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” debuts Tuesday, May 3 at 10p, before moving to its regular timeslot of 9p. The nonfiction series focuses on a hotspot of paranormal and unidentified aerial phenomena.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ docuseries “Secrets of the Whales” makes its linear premiere on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD. The four-parter from filmmaker James Cameron unveils new science and technology to spotlight whales.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A concert from Tyler, the Creator will be streamed for free on Prime Video on Thursday, March 31 at 7:50p PDT. “This livestream event showcases how Prime Video and Amazon Music continue to be destinations where artists can bring their big ideas and content dreams to make them a reality, with support across multiple Amazon businesses,” said Alaina Bartels, Head of Talent Synergy and Specials, Amazon Studios. Tyler, the Creator’s tour, “Call Me If You Get Lost,” kicked off in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Performing at the Ram Trucks Side Stage as part of the “CMT Music Awards” on Monday, April 11 at 8p, are Priscilla Block, BRELAND, Jessie James Decker, Parker McCollum, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith. The awards show will be broadcast on CBS and stream on Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN+ launched Tuesday, offering live news, on-demand programming and interactive interviews. How might the newcomer impact the streaming landscape? “There’s a lot of content and user experience optimization that takes place when a new streaming service first launches, especially on multiple platforms as is the case with CNN+,” says Eric John, VP, Media Center, IAB. “Once the content and user experience team optimizes the service for subscribers, I expect they’ll soon integrate advertising, informed by audience insights and real time capabilities to manage brand safety and brand suitability required by advertisers in news. First-mover brands that test and learn with the service will be able to capitalize on the scale in viewership that comes with breaking news.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chicken Soup for the Soul is now available on VIZIO. The streaming service will offer three thousand hours of at launch, including exclusive programming from Chicken Soup for the Soul original series like “Smart Home Nation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

No major syndicated shows were able to improve week to week in the session ending March 20, facing preemptions from round one of the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament and, to a lesser extent, coverage of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the US Congress. “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.6 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 6% from the week before) topped the talk shows for a second straight week. Among magazines, “Inside Edition” (2.1, down 9%) narrowly topped “Entertainment Tonight” (2.0, down 9%) and “Access Hollywood” (0.8, steady).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel finished the first quarter of 2022 as cable’s most-watched network in primetime and total day viewers, according to Nielsen. FNC also ranked number one in all of basic cable in total day viewers for the fourth quarter in a row and won every weekday hour with double- and triple-digit percent advantages, delivering 97 of the top 100 programs in cable news.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time since launch, Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow”closed out the quarter as the highest-rated business news program on television, netting 286,000 total viewers, a 52% audience increase year over year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Final Live+SD ratings for Sunday’s Oscars broadcast on ABC hit 16.6 million viewers and 3.8 among A18-49, up 58% in viewers and 73% in the demo from last year, but still the second least-watched ceremony ever. ABC noted the show was the “most social Oscars telecast on record,” with 22.7 million social interactions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere telecasts of Bounce original “Don’t Hang Up” on Sunday, March 20, were seen by nearly one million viewers 2+, making it the network’s most-watched original movie in its 10-year history. The thriller also improved its timeslot by +38% in P2+ viewers and by +30% in Households, P25-54, and P18-49 versus prior four-week averages.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two launch of “Bridgerton” was #1 on Netflix’s Top Ten list for the week of March 21, breaking a premiere weekend record with 193.02 million hours viewed. A distant second on the list was baking competition “Is It Cake?”, with 48.9 million hours viewed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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