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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 4/6/22)
CLEO TV: Décor Remixed (Premiere) at 9pm
CLEO TV: Global Gourmet (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HULU: The Hardy Boys (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Green Mothers’ Club (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Jimmy Savie: A British Horror Story (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (Premiere)
TLC: Body Parts (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Expedition With Steve Blackshall: Unpacked (Finale) at 10pm

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar confirmed he’ll exit the company on Friday, ahead of the imminent merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia. “Leading this team has been the honor of my lifetime,” Kilar wrote in a memo to employees. “My heart is so full, and I am beyond thankful to each of you. There is no better team on the planet, and I will savor every last step as I wander the lot in Burbank several more times this week.” Kilar, a founder of Hulu, joined WarnerMedia in 2020 just before the debut of streaming service HBO Max, and had been expected to step down; it’s anticipated the merger deal will close in a matter of days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DirecTV has dropped right-wing cable network One America News Network, along with lifestyle channel AWE, at the expiration of their distribution deal. In January DirecTV announced plans to yank OAN, which has been criticized for promoting false 2020 election reports and misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. OAN/AWE owner Herring Networks filed a lawsuit last month alleging the removal of OAN from DirecTV could be devastating financially.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s “Snowfall” has been renewed for a sixth and final season. “FX first partnered with legendary writer/director John Singleton and the rest of the creative team six years ago to pursue their vision for an ambitious, powerful drama about the explosion of the crack epidemic of the early 80s,” said Nick Grad, President, Original Programming. “Today, as the fifth season of ‘Snowfall’ reaches new heights of acclaim and viewership, there is no question that this series has become an FX classic drama.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC set the series finale date for “black-ish” for Tuesday, April 19 at 9p. The comedy is currently wrapping its season 8 run. Season 18 of “Grey’s Anatomy” will end with a supersized two-hour episode on Thursday, May 26 at 8p, while freshman hit “Abbott Elementary” is out for the summer Tuesday, April 12. The net’s remaining spring finale dates are between May 15-19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated series “DailyMailTV” is coming to a close this summer. The newsmagazine from Stage 29 Productions and CBS Media Ventures premiered in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal and investment firm Atairos are acquiring a 30% stake in country music brand Grand Ole Opry for $293 million. Atairos invested $278, while NBCU kicked in $15 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has enlisted Nancy Meyers (“The Holiday,” “It’s Complicated”) to write, direct and produce a film for the streamer. Meyers last teamed with Netflix for 2020 film “Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ gave a straight to series order for “Chief of War,” telling the story of the colonization of Hawaii from the point of view of indigenous people. Hawaiian native Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”) will star. Executive producers include Momoa and Thomas Pa’a Sibbett; Endeavor Content and Chernin Entertainment are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vizio is collaborating with MyTime Movie Network for lifestyle series “@Home with Tori,” starring Tori Spelling (“Beverly Hills, 90201”). The 10-episode series, premiering on VIZIO WatchFree+ in May, is currently in production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Natalie Chaidez has inked a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop and create original programming. Chaidez will also serve as executive producer and co-showrunner on HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant,” premiering April 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cast members for the third and final season of Paramount+ series “Star Trek: Picard” will include six “Star Trek: The Next Generation” alums: Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner. “Star Trek: The Next Generation” originally aired in syndication from 1987-1994.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 17 of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” will have an entirely new judging panel. Replacing Nigel Lythgoe, who had been with the show since season one, as well as vets Mary Murphy and Laurieann Gibson, will be Matthew Morrison (“Glee”), YouTube star JoJo Siwa and onetime SYTYCD finalist Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Host Cat Deeley will be the only returnee when the show comes back Wednesday, May 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming up on Fox are the premieres of a revival of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” on Monday, May 23 at 8p, followed by the season premiere of “Beat Shazam” at 9p. On Wednesday, May 23 at 8p, all-star chefs gather for “MasterChef: Back to Win.” Season 3 of “LEGO Masters” premieres on Tuesday, May 31 at 8p, followed by the second season debut of “Fantasy Island” at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docuseries “Ghislaine: Partner in Crime” will be available for streaming on Paramount+ starting tomorrow, April 7. The show explores how the former socialite became an accomplice to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“I Bought A Dump… Now What?” follows homeowners who purchased dilapidated properties in hopes of renovating them themselves but end up behind schedule and over budget. During the series, launching Saturday, April 30 at 9p on HGTV, cameras track the progress of each renovation and reveal whether the owners can ultimately finish the job.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Detective drama “Signora Volpe” premieres Monday, May 2 on Acorn TV. The three-parter focuses on a spy played by Emilia Fox (“The Pianist”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Preaching Evil: A Wife on the Run with Warren Jeffs” tells the story of polygamist cult leader Jeffs through the eyes of his favorite wife, Naomi Jessop and other family members. The true crime docuseries debuts Tuesday, April 26 on Peacock.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“iCarly” kicks off its sophomore streaming season with two episodes Friday, April 8 on Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXTV’s “Top Ten Revealed” and “A Year in Music” return for their fifth seasons on a new night, Tuesday, April 19 at 8p and 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform has three new unscripted series on deck. “The Deep End,” exploring a controversial spiritual teacher and her followers, premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 10p; “Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us,” exposing the widespread grooming of high school students by trusted teachers, debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10p; and “Day to Night” (wt), taking viewers to the creative underground in NYC, will arrive later this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP’s Memorial Day movie event on Monday, May 30 includes “The Green Beret” at 8a; “El Dorado” at 2p; “The War Wagon” at 5p; and “Flying Leathernecks” at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reelz’ “Movieguide’s Movies that Inspire” airs Sunday, April 17 at 3p. The one-hour special focuses on the top uplifting movies for families and mature audiences.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Court TV will carry the Johnny Depp/Amber heard defamation trial, slated to begin Monday in Virginia. “Court cases that are as high-profile as this one often create a lot of noise, and it can be difficult for viewers to break through these distractions to have a clear picture of the facts, but that’s where we come in,” said Ethan Nelson, Acting Head of Court TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Feature film “Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known,” following the original 2006 cast and creative team of Broadway hit “Spring Awakening” as they reunite for a concert benefiting The Actors Fund, premieres on HBO Tuesday, May 3 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Elon Musk has joined Twitter’s board of directors after acquiring 9% of the company last month. “Through conversations with Elon in recent weeks, it became clear to us that he would bring great value to our board,” tweeted Twitter Parag Agrawal, who acknowledged Musk is “both a passionate believer and intense critic” of the service. Responded the billionaire, “Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!”. Musk’s ownership stake as a member of the board is capped at 14.9%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Inspired by a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Netflix has created a “Short-Ass Movies” category. On an “SNL” segment on Saturday, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Simon Rex and rapper Gunna bemoaned the length of movies today, saying they wanted to see films at most an hour and 40 minutes long. “Good idea,” tweeted Netflix on Monday, with a link to the new Short-Ass Movies category.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for the Oscars jumped to 18.4 million viewers and a 4.38 rating among A18-49 in Live+7 data, reports ABC. The numbers, which include out-of-home viewers, are up from 16.6 million viewers and 3.8 in the demo for Live+Same Day viewing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sneak peek episode of “Impractical Jokers” airing on Saturday, April 2 reached 7.2 million viewers across TBS, TNT and truTV, following the NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship game. All three “Impractical Jokers” telecasts were top 3 watched cable entertainment telecasts of the day in P18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FETV’s “Welcome to the Family” marathon of “Emergency!” episodes from 5p-12a delivered 181,000 P2+ viewers, with a +44% lift among A25-54 (19,000) versus the prior month, and a +100% lift over the prior year time period average.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication the week of March 21, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (0.9, up 13%) was one of the few programs to have held 100% of its year-ago rating. Recently cancelled “Maury” (0.7, down 30% from the same week last year) had the steepest year-to-year decline of any talk show. In access time periods “Family Feud” (5.2, unchanged) set the pace among game shows for the second consecutive week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Netflix’s “Bridgerton” was watched for 251.7 million hours over seven days, the streamer’s most for an English-language series. In first place is “Squid Game.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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