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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/21/22)
DISCOVERY+: Curb Your Carbon (Premiere)
HBO MAX: The Flight Attendant (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Amsterdam (Premiere)
HGTV: Windy City Rehab (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Captive Audience (Premiere)
INSP: Ultimate Cowboy Showdown (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: He’s Expecting (Premiere)
CBS: Ghosts (Finale) at 9pm

In the wake of Netflix’s shocking report of a net loss of 200,000 subscribers in 1Q22 – versus expectations of a gain of 2.5 million – Kantar pointed to research showing the main cause of the decline: increased competition in the SVOD space, and more content choices, at a lower price, on AVODs. While the number of streaming services increased, the average number of paid subscriptions per household remained at 3.7 in both 4Q21 and 1Q22. “Saving money is still the number one reason for cancellation, but it has not significantly driven a greater proportion of cancellations this quarter,” said Kantar. “Instead, it’s content that’s more likely to drive cancellation: either wanting to watch a specific series/film and then cancelling or it being hard to find content people want to watch.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime ordered “Fellow Travelers,” a limited series based on the novel by Thomas Mallon about the romance of two men in McCarthy-era Washington. Matt Bomer (“White Collar”) stars and exec produces; Ron Nyswaner (“Philadelphia”) is creator and executive producer. Fremantle is co-producing with Showtime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP greenlit season two of “Into the Wild Frontier.” Which was a no-brainer, said Doug Butts, the net’s EVP of Programming. “The premiere episode of ‘Into the Wild Frontier’ was a record-breaking debut for INSP, and subsequent episodes have held that momentum,” said Butts of the historical docudrama. “Strong ratings reinforced the fact that our audience responds to series that feature history, action and adventure.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ has ordered “Sago Mini Friends,” an animated preschool series based on the children’s app “Sago Mini World.” Spin Master Entertainment is producing; animation will be executed by Brown Bag Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Swagger”) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Old Guard”) will serve as executive producers under their production company Undisputed Cinema on the Disney+ Original limited series “Genius: MLK/X,” produced by Imagine Television Studios and 20th Television. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard return as executive producers. The new season will focus on two icons: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. “Genius” will move from National Geographic to Disney+ for the fourth installment and subsequent seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Taylor Cole, who has appeared in Hallmark Channel movies including “One Winter Proposal” and “South Beach Love,” has signed an exclusive overall deal with Hallmark parent Crown Media Family Networks. “We are thrilled to have Taylor on board to star in multiple movies for Hallmark,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, EVP, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “She brings so much joy and positivity to the Hallmark family and we look forward to continuing our work with her to create heartfelt stories that will touch our viewers.” It’s no wonder Crown Media is locking in fan favorite network talent – GAC Media, headed by former Crown Media President Bill Abbott, has scooped up Hallmark mainstays like Candace Cameron Bure, Jen Lilley and Danica McKellar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jessica Alba (“L.A.’s Finest”) and Lizzy Mathis (“Unstoppable”) will host and EP “Honest Renovations” for The Roku Channel. The home improvement series from High Noon Entertainment, Mexican Spitfire and 3 Arts Entertainment is slated to premiere later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Toxicomania,” a film adaptation of the podcast of the same name, scored a greenlight from Paramount+. The story is a fictionalized version of events following the legalization of drugs in Mexico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max is developing “My Father’s Son,” starring Chris Powell (“Love Life”). The comedy series, inspired by Powell’s relationship with his father, is being co-written by Powel and Isaiah Lester (“black-ish”). Richie Keen (“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) is attached to direct. Powell, Lester and Keen executive produce alongside Trevor Engelson for Underground and Doug Banker for Five All in The Fifth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Matilda Lawler (“Station Eleven”) has joined Disney+ series “The Santa Clause” (wt), opposite Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell and Kal Penn.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blue Ant Studios inked a new first-look deal with producer and director Lisa Corte?s. Corte?s will work with Blue Ant Studios to develop and produce new scripted and unscripted properties spanning documentary, music, history and biography, and narrative. Corte?s and Blue Ant are developing a docuseries based on Clover Hope’s book The Motherlode: The 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop. Other projects in progress under the new deal include scripted series “No Retreat,” a drama about Black and Indigenous women soldiers in Europe during World War II, and “Little Apple,” a sci-fi/dramedy created by Riley S. Wilson about a little girl in Harlem who happens to be a superhero.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docuseries “Are the Kids All Right?”, exploring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on America’s teens and tweens, premieres Sunday, April 24 at 7p on the CBS News Streaming Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The American Presidency with Bill Clinton,” hosted and executive produced by the former POTUS, premieres Monday, May 30 at 10:30p. The series debuts in a special time slot following the previously announced two-night presidential miniseries event, “Theodore Roosevelt”; subsequent episodes will air Mondays at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Octonauts: Above & Beyond” makes its global debut on Netflix on Monday, May 2. The “Octonauts” spinoff premiered last September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Who ya gonna call? New discovery+ series “Ghost Adventures: House Calls” premieres Thursday, May 19, with the “Ghost Adventures” team of paranormal investigators responding to calls from spooked homeowners.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 7th Annual “Latin American Music Awards” airs tonight, April 21 at 8p on Telemundo. Performances include regional Mexican, pop, tropical and Reggaeton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Abrams, founder of the Law & Crime Network, is set to host CrimeCon’s inaugural CLUE Awards, the first awards show dedicated to excellence in true crime content. The ceremony takes place Saturday, April 30 during CrimeCon 2022 in Las Vegas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2022 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards will premiere Sunday, May 15 at 7p on Shudder. The ceremony, recognizing outstanding achievements in horror film and television, will once again be hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (“Dune,” “The Suicide Squad”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cheddar News is celebrating Earth Day tomorrow, April 22 at 2p with a special edition of “Cheddar Climate,” presented by Con Ed. Anchor Kristen Scholer will spend the hour diving deep into the big headlines in climate and examine the actions that businesses, cities, and communities are taking to protect the planet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet broke into ad supported cable’s Top 3 in prime time in Live+3 on Saturday, April 9 among both Total Viewers P2+ (#3) and Women 2+ (#3), excluding news and sports. “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” drove the viewership for the night in the key demos with a new episode, which landed in cable’s Top 10 for the time period among both Total Viewers P2+ (#6) and Women 2+ (#5) with 814,000 viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu’s “The Kardashians” is the streamer’s most-watched series premiere in the US, based on the reality show’s first three days of release, reports Variety. No specifics, though – Hulu does not provide ratings figures.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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