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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 4/12/22)
DISCOVERY: Deadliest Catch (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Unsellable Houses (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Hard Cell; The Creature Cases (Premiere)
PBS: Rise of the Nazis: Dictators at War (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Abbott Elementary (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: The Thing About Pam (Finale) at 10pm
PBS: Benjamin Franklin (Finale) at 8pm

In conjunction with the tonight’s season one finale of ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” Warner Bros. Television is launching a “Think Outside The (Lunch) Box” campaign to benefit Feeding America and raise awareness about food insecurity. As part of the deal, WBTV is donating 150,000 meals to Feeding America. The campaign runs through April 15. WBTV has also partnered with influencer chefs Eitan Bernath and Ahmad Alzahabi, who will create lunchbox meals and discuss the impact of food insecurity with their followers across Instagram and TikTok.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Based On a True Story” landed a straight-to-series order from Peacock. The comedic thriller, exploring Americans’ obsession with true crime, will be written and exec produced by Craig Rosenberg, who will also serve as showrunner. Jason Bateman (“Ozark”) will EP via his Aggregate Films alongside Michael Costigan. UCP is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock is also developing “Casper,” a live-action horror/adventure series that reimagines the friendly ghost tale as a coming-of-age story set in a high school. UCP and DreamWorks Animation are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Move over, Rudolph – CBS has ordered three new holiday movies. “When Christmas Was Young,” executive produced by Sheryl Crow, follows a music manager in need of a hit for his last remaining client; Amanda Kloot will star in and executive produce “Fit for Christmas,” about a Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor; and “Must Love Christmas” focuses on romance novelist who falls for a childhood crush.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Glamorous” scored a 10-episode order from Netflix. The show had been ordered to pilot by The CW in 2019 and retains the creative team of Jordan Nardino as writer and executive producer, with Damon Wayans Jr. and Kameron Tarlow also exec producing. Miss Benny (“Fuller House”) remains onboard as the central character, a non-conforming queer man. The studio is CBS Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cineflix Media is partnering with showrunner, director, and producer Adrienne Mitchell (“Coroner”) and her newly launched production company BentFrame Film & TV. The partnership gives Cineflix Media the first option to co-produce original content developed by Mitchell, while providing BentFrame with access to development support from Cineflix Studios. In addition, Cineflix Rights will retain exclusive first-look rights to distribute the shingle’s content internationally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Invention Studios has inked a first-look deal with Fremantle covering TV, new media and podcasts. Nicholas Weinstock launched Invention in 2021. “Nicky embodies the independent spirit we champion at Fremantle,” said Fremantle President of Scripted Programming Dante Di Loreto.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Filming for TV One’s Marvin Sapp biopic is underway. Chaz Lamar Shepherd (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”) stars as gospel music artist and pastor Sapp. Also starring is Ambre Anderson (“Power Book II”). The film is scheduled to premiere August 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Lucien Laviscount has been upped to series regular for season three of Netflix’s “Emily in Paris.”…Walker Scobell (“The Adam Project”) landed the title role in Disney+ live action series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” based on the book series by Rick Riordan…Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordan”) will star opposite Michael Chiklis in Fox crime anthology drama “Accused.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Was King George III really mad? That’s the sort of question that will be explored in “Lucy Worsley Investigates,” premiering Sunday, May 15 at 8p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Couples get the verdict on whether or not to stay together in WE tv’s new reality series, “Commit or Quit with Judge Lynn Toler,” premiering Thursday, May 12 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“We Own This City,” chronicling the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, premieres Monday, April 25 at 9p on HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Apple TV+ space drama “For All Mankind” launches Friday, June 10. The new season of the alternate-reality series moves into the early ‘90s with a high-octane race to a new planetary frontier: Mars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first two episodes of international conspiracy thriller “Hidden Assets” premieres Monday, April 18 on Acorn TV. The series is a spinoff of Acorn TV original “Acceptable Risk.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Today” hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will lead a cast of NBC News hosts including Al Roker, Craig Melvin, and Jenna Bush Hager in a performance of “Murder in Studio One” on Wednesday, April 27 at NYC’s Minetta Lane Theater (proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Boys and Girls Clubs of America). Audible and NBC News will record and release the show as a podcast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Batman” drops on HBO Max Saturday, April 18 at 8p. The blockbuster will also air on HBO on Saturday, April 23 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN+ launched on Roku, the top CTV platform, on Monday, giving the fledgling streamer a sweet distribution bump. Still to come are deals with Google, Samsung, Sony and Microsoft.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ announced the debut of Apple Original podcast “Run, Bambi, Run,” releasing the first two episodes of the eight-part series. Hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis (“Chameleon: The Hollywood Con Queen”), “Run, Bambi, Run” investigates the real-life story of Laurie “Bambi” Bembenek, a Milwaukee police officer who was dubiously convicted of killing her new husband’s ex-wife, before braving a daring escape.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV Monday competition series “Rock the Block” averaged a 1.00 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a 1.28 rating among W25-54, gains of 122% and 113% among P25-54 and W25-54 over the prior six weeks. In addition, the April 4 season finale broke the series’ record as the highest-rated episode, delivering a 1.23 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a 1.60 rating among W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s “The Julia Child Challenge” has reached more than 4.6 million P2+ viewers with the week four premiere, posting .5 P25-54 and .7 W25-54 Live+3 ratings respectively. That puts show show on track to be Food Network’s highest-rated freshman launch of the year so far among W18+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production executive Francis C. La Maina died April 8. He was 82. La Maina joined Dick Clark Productions in 1966, rising to President and COO in 1986.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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