FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 4/25/22)
DISCOVERY+: Radford Builds (Premiere)
HBO: We Own This City (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Gentleman Jack (Premiere) at 10pm
FX: Better Things (Finale) at 10pm

Elon Musk said he has secured $46.5 billion in financing to buy Twitter, from institutions including Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Bank of America, Societe Generale, Mizuho Bank, BNP Paribas and MUFG. Morgan Stanley is Twitter’s third biggest shareholder, behind Vanguard Group and Musk. Twitter – which has enacted an anti-takeover measure known as a poison pill – said it had received Musk’s updated proposal and that its board is “committed to conducting a careful, comprehensive and deliberate review.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal has expanded its DEI efforts with the NBCU Launch, an umbrella brand to support the company’s goal to produce authentic and compelling content. “As we scale our efforts, we have a sizeable opportunity to positively impact storytelling now and in the decades to come,” said Jeanne Mau, SVP, TV Programming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, who is leading NBC Launch. “At this moment in our culture where there is an abundance of diverse talent with amazing stories to tell our hope is that the progress we make with NBCU Launch will create an unending ripple effect in our industry.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amid Broadway cancellations duet to Covid-19 infections, fans will have to wait a little longer to find out which performers and shows will make the Tonys cut. “Due to the challenges that Broadway has faced in recent weeks, and in an effort to allow nominators to see Tony eligible shows, we have decided to extend the deadline for eligibility requirements,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing. Nominations, originally scheduled to be announced May 3, will be revealed May 9. The eligibility period has been extended from April 28 to May 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AGC Television has added comedy “Brothers With No Game” to its production slate. The series is based on UK YouTube series of the same name. Chuck Hayward (“WandaVision”) is attached as writer and showrunner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert Sean Leonard (“House”) and Laura Benanti (“Life & Beth”) will recur on season 2 of HBO’s “The Gilded Age.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Algo Personal con Jorge Ramos” (Something Personal with Jorge Ramos), hosted by journalist Jorge Ramos, premiered on TelevisaUnivision streamer ViX on Sunday at 10p. As part of “Noticias Univision 24/7” news streaming channel, “Algo Personal con Jorge Ramos” is available on-demand in the US and most Spanish-speaking Latin America, excluding Mexico.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sean “Diddy” Combs will host and executive produce the “2022 Billboard Music Awards,” airing live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15 at 8p on NBC. “This will be unlike any awards show – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high,” said Combs. “The Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today, so I’m excited to curate the biggest live performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebrity guest judges for season 7 of “RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race” will include Cameron Diaz, Daphne Guinness, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Nikki Glaser, Tove Lo, Betsey Johnson, Janicza Bravo, Ben Platt, Ronan Farrow and Hannah Einbinder, with special appearances by Naomi Campbell, Vanna White and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions” posted a 1.1 P25-54 and 1.3 W25-54 Live+3 rating and ranked as the #1 non-news/sports cable program in its Sunday timeslot among M25-54 and #2 non-news/sports among P25-54, W25-54 and P25-34. This year’s finale improved 18% over last year among P25-34 and now stands as the series’ highest premiere rating ever among P18+ and W18+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $421 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Bad Guys – $24 million
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – $15.2 million
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – $14 million
The Northman – $12 million
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – $7.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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