APPLE TV+: The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: They Call Me Magic (Premiere)
HBO MAX: A Tiny Audience (Premiere)
IMDB TV: Pretty Hard Cases (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Heartstopper (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Hold Tight (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Selling Sunset (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Seven Lives of Lea (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: rime Video: A Very British Scandal (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: WeCrashed (Finale)
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 4/23/22)
ESTRELLA TV: Tu-Night Con Omar Chaparro (Premiere) at 9pm
RAKUTEN: Shooting Stars (Premiere)
TNT: Rich & Shameless (Premiere) at 7pm

(SUNDAY 4/24/22)
ADULT SWIM: Three Busy Debras (Premiere) at 12 Midnight
BBC AMERICA: The North Water (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Duff: Ace of Taste (Premiere) at 12pm
FOOD NETWORK: Worst Cooks in America (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Inside Eats With Rhett & Link (Premiere) at 10:30pm
HBO: Barry (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: The Baby (Premiere) at 10:30pm
HGTV: Home Town Kickstart (Premiere) at 8pm
HLN: Sex & Murder (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: The Man Who Fell to Earth (Premiere) at 10pm
STARZ: Gaslit (Premiere) at 8pm
VERY LOCAL: Rob Does Beantown (Premiere)
EPIX: From (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Sandition on Masterpiece (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Before We Die (Finale) at 10pm
TV ONE: Unsung (Finale) at 9pm
TV ONE: Uncensored (Finale) at 10pm

CNN+ will shut down on April 30, one month after its launch and thirteen days after the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery. “As we become Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN will be strongest as part of WBD’s streaming strategy which envisions news as an important part of a compelling broader offering along with sports, entertainment, and nonfiction content,” said Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide. “We have therefore made the decision to cease operations of CNN+ and focus our investment on CNN’s core news-gathering operations and in further building CNN Digital.” Andrew Morse, EVP, Chief Digital Officer of CNN Worldwide and Head of CNN+, has decided to leave the company after a transition period; Alex MacCallum, CNN Worldwide, Head of Product/General Manager CNN+ will step in to lead CNN Digital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Licht notified CNN+ employees of the shutdown in a meeting on Thursday, saying it was a “uniquely sh***y” situation,” and “it was not your fault you had the rug pulled out from underneath you.” CNN+ employees will continue to be paid and receive benefits for the next 90 days to explore opportunities at Warner Bros. Discovery, and staffers who aren’t absorbed elsewhere will receive a minimum of six months’ severance, said Licht in an internal memo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“In a complex streaming market, consumers want simplicity and an all-in service which provides a better experience and more value than stand-alone offerings, and, for the company, a more sustainable business model to drive our future investments in great journalism and storytelling,” said J.B. Perrette, head of Discovery streaming in a statement. During the town hall meeting, Perrette expressed frustration that “prior leadership decided to just keep going” with the launch of CNN+ despite the impending merger.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO and HBO Max added 3 million subscribers in 1Q22, their last quarter under the AT&T umbrella. WarnerMedia revenue for the quarter was $8.7 billion, up 2.5% versus 1Q21, thanks in part to a 4.4% rise in subscription revenues. WarnerMedia is now part of Warner Bros. Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NeNe Leakes is suing NBCUniversal, Bravo and other companies and executives related to her former show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” alleging they “foster a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated – if not, encouraged.” In the suit, Leakes claims she complained to executives overseeing the show about racist remarks by castmate Kim Zolciak-Biermann, complaints that led in part to Leakes being forced off the show in 2020. The suit seeks monetary damages to be determined at trial.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’ “The Late Show” was canceled yesterday after host Stephen Colbert tested positive for Covid-19. “Basically I’m feeling fine – grateful to be vaxxed and boosted,” tweeted Colbert. “This just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman.” New episodes are slated to return May 2; repeats had already been planned for next week, when the show is on hiatus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Thursday, FOX News Channel’s Sean Hannity became the longest-running primetime cable news host in television history, breaking the record of the late Larry King. Hannity has been part of FNC’s primetime lineup since the launch of the network in 1996.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Explorers Club and Discovery announced an expanded partnership with the new series, “Tales from the Explorers Club,” and a commitment to diversity with “The Explorers Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World that the World Needs to Know About.” The Explorers Club Discovery Expedition Grants is entering its second year with a commitment to advance and showcase new expeditions, research, and scientific achievements.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 AMC Networks has greenlit a “Straight Man,” a one-hour comedic drama starring Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), with partners Sony Pictures’ Television TriStar TV and Gran Via. The project was announced as being in fast-track development earlier this month in advance of AMC Networks’ upfront event in NYC. Aaron Zelman and Paul Lieberstein, who adapted the project from the novel of the same name by Richard Russo, will serve as co-showrunners.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bowie State University has signed on as a premier sponsor for two original Maryland Public Television PBS documentaries: “Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom” and “Becoming Frederick Douglass.” Created by filmmaker Stanley Nelson, the two films are co-productions of Firelight Film and MPT with an appropriation from the State of Maryland. Bowie State is the first historically Black university to sponsor PBS docs. The one-hour documentaries will premiere on PBS stations in October 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s 2022 Video Music Awards show is coming back to New Jersey, airing live from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28. “Our 2019 show in Newark was undoubtedly one of our biggest and most successful shows yet and we’re excited to bring back the incredible fan energy for one of music’s most anticipated and iconic nights,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nine series regular roles have been cast on Netflix’s untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger spy series: Travis Van Winkle (“You”), Gabriel Luna (“Terminator: Dark Fate”), Fortune Feimster (“The Mindy Project”), Jay Baruchel (“This Is the End”), Milan Carter (“Warped!”), Fabiana Udenio (“Jane the Virgin”), Barbara Eve Harris (“Station 19”), Aparna Brielle (“A.P. Bio”), and Andy Buckley (“The Office”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also casting up is Freeform anthology series “Cruel Summer” for season two. Onboard are Sadie Stanley (“The Goldbergs”), Griffin Gluck (“Locke & Key”), Kadee Strickland (“Private Practice”), Lisa Yamada (“Little Fires Everywhere”), Sean Blakemore (“Greenleaf”), and Paul Adelstein (“True Story”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The underworld of underwear is explored in “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons,” premiering on Hulu Saturday, June 14. The three-part expose follows the fall of the lingerie brand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO drama series “The Time Traveler’s Wife” debuts Sunday, May 15 on HBO. The love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the novel by Audrey Niffenegger and directed by David Nutter, tells the story of a marriage with a time travel problem.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History’s “Alone” returns for season nine on Thursday, May 26 at 9p, with survivalists dropped off on the shores of Labrador, Canada – home of the polar bear. Season two of “Kings of Pain” kicks off the same night at 10:30.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max docuseries “Menudo: Forever Young,” from filmmakers Angel Manuel Soto (“Charm City Kings”) and Kristofer Ríos (“Havana Skate Days”), debuts with all episodes on Thursday, June 23. The doc follows the rise and fall of the Latin American boy band.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Great Soul Food Cook-Off” premieres Friday, May 6 at 10p on OWN. The competition series celebrates Black chefs and Black culinary traditions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In new discovery+ series “Hungry for Answers,” food expert Caroline Randall Williams travels the country uncovering fascinating, often untold Black stories behind some of America’s classic food and spirits. All four episodes of the series will be available to stream beginning Wednesday, June 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New FX drama “The Old Man,” starring Jeff Bridges as a man who absconded from the CIA decades ago and is now hunted by an assassin, premieres Thursday, June 16 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Becoming Elizabeth,” recounting the early life of the Tudor queen, debuts Sunday, June 12 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime is launching Life & Crime Mondays, starting with “#TextMeWhenYouGetHome” at 9p and “Sleeping With a Killer” at 10p on June 6, and “Phrogging: Hider in My House” and “Meet Marry Murder” arriving later this summer. Why the turn to crime? “Our Ripped from the Headlines movies have really struck a chord with our audiences,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN. “Lifetime is the perfect home for these cautionary, fascinating, and stranger-than-fiction programs.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

SeriesFest unveiled new additions to its previously announced Season 8 lineup taking place May 5 -11 in Denver. Among the new events are a screenings and panels of new Starz series “Gaslit” and truTV’s “101 Places to Party Before You Die.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carl Jackson Motion Pictures and CJC Cinema are releasing musical drama “Immortal Soul” in select theaters and on Fox’s Tubi on Friday April 22. The movie follows a couple who are forced to build a relationship supernaturally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Amy Poehler, Alex Kurtzman, Maury Povich, Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey and producer Jeff Sagansky will be honored with NATPE’s 2022 Tartikoff Legacy Awards, given out June 2 at a gala at the Beverly Wilshire. Previously the celebration took place during the NATPE Miami Marketplace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Robert Morse died April 20. He was 90. A celebrated Broadway performer, Morse was also nominated for an Emmy five times for his role on “Mad Men,” and won for “Tru.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Bad Guys (Animated) – Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Richard Ayoade, Zazie Beetz, Alex Borstein, Lilly Singh
The Northman – Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Ethan Hawke, Bjork, Willem Dafoe
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Neil Patrick Harris, Paco Leon, Lily Mo Sheen, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Demi Moore
Unplugging (Limited Release) – Eva Longoria, Matt Walsh, Lea Thompson, Keith David, Nicole Byer, Johnny Pemberton, Al Madrigal, Hala Finley

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