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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/2/22)
E!: Live from E!: Met Gala at 6pm
ACORN TV: Signora Volpe (Premiere)
HGTV: Lil Jon Wants to Do What? (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Spring Baking Championship (Finale) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Bake or Break (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: The Endame (Finale) at 10pm

Alan Cummings (“The Good Wife”) is set to host Peacock competition series “The Traitors.” Based on a Dutch format, the series from Studio Lambert Scotland is set in a remote castle in Scotland, where contestants must contend with three traitors trying to deceive and manipulate them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Legends of Tomorrow” has been canceled by The CW after seven seasons. “This has been the journey of a lifetime for all of us. The little show that wasn’t supposed to be, grew into the show that could be anything it wanted,” said the Twitter account for the show’s writers room. Also canceled by The CW is “Batwoman,” after three seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streaming platforms in the UK are expected to be subject to the Broadcasting Code that regulates linear broadcasters, according to a new policy document. The code calls for platforms to ensure viewers are protected from offensive material, and adhere to principles of fairness, accuracy and privacy. No problem, responded Netflix, saying, “We look forward to reviewing the White Paper’s other proposals and continuing to engage with the government on their plans.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two days after announcing on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” that he’d be leaving in 2023 after what will be eight and a half years, James Corden appeared in a video at the White House Correspondents Dinner. In a skit set at the White House, Corden meets with President Biden and Jen Psaki to ask for a job. He flubs a press briefing, telling a reporter, “I don’t want to speak for the president, it’s not really my place to speak for him.” (“Isn’t that … literally your job?” she responds.) Corden’s CBS contract was set to expire in August, but he extended it for one year. CBS President and CEO George Cheeks said, “We wish he could stay longer, but we are very proud he made CBS his American home.” As for next season, “We are going to go out with a bang,” promised Corden.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s back to in-person for the TCA summer press tour. The Television Critics Association event is slated for July 27-August 13 at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country music star Naomi Judd died suddenly on April 30 at age 76. Judd and her singing partner and daughter, Wynonna, were to star in “Icon,” an anthology series project in development at Fox. “We are deeply saddened about the tragic loss of Naomi Judd,” Fox said in a statement. “A true giant and beloved by all, her work in music, film and television will forever entertain and inspire millions of people across the globe. Our thoughts are with the entire Judd family, their friends, loved ones and loyal fans.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has renewed “Palpito” for a second season. The Spanish-language drama premiered April 20, and has reached 68.4 million hours viewed. Not surprisingly, the streamer has signed creator Leonardo Padron to a multi-year exclusive creative partnership for series and films. “Working with a creator of the professional caliber of Padrón lends the possibility of creating profound, original, and impactful stories,” said Roberto Stopello, VP of Series, Latam Content at Netflix. “We’re very excited to continue bringing our Latin American content to the entire world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for a sophomore run is Apple TV+’s “Pachinko.” The drama, following four generations of a Korean immigrant family, is based on the 2017 bestseller. “Words cannot express my joy in being able to continue telling the extraordinary story of this indomitable family,” said creator, writer and executive producer Soo Hugh. “I’m grateful to the amazing team at Apple and Media Res studio for believing and supporting this show and to our passionate fans who have cheered us on.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

At the first Disney Junior Fun Fest, the network announced new programming debuting across Disney+ and Disney Junior platforms through 2024. New original series on the way include “Hey A.J.,” inspired by the family of former Super Bowl champ and children’s book author Martellus Bennett; animated musical series “Kindergarten: The Musical”; “Robogobo,” centered on five adopted pets given superpowered suits; and “Superkitties,” following superhero kittens. “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery” was renewed for a second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Equalizer” showrunners Andrew W. Harlow and Terri Edda Miller are stepping down after two seasons at the CBS reboot, replaced by Joseph C. Wilson, who has been with the show since season one, and Adam Glass (“The Chi”). While the show hasn’t yet been renewed, its strong ratings make a third season order highly likely.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scout Productions and Bloomberg Media are teaming to produce a series based on a Bloomberg story about the measures taken by Airbnb to respond to safety incidents and criminal activity at its rentals. “We were immediately enthralled by Olivia Carville’s story, investigating one of the most globally recognized hospitality brands, and this partnership with Bloomberg Media will allow us to uncover the truths behind Airbnb’s process for addressing crimes,” said Joel Chiodi, Head of Documentaries and SVP of Strategic Development at Scout Productions. “This series is a perfect fit for Scout’s documentary slate, focused on captivating, authentic and relatable real-life stories.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu has ordered limited series “We Were the Lucky Ones,” starring Joey King (“The Act”) and based on Georgia Hunter’s novel about a Jewish family separated at the start of WWII. The eight-parter comes from Old 320 Sycamore and 20th Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Bruce Greenwood (“The Resident”) is replacing Frank Langella in Netflix’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Langella was let go following an investigation into unacceptable conduct on set…John Stamos (“Full House”) will voice Tony Stark/Iron Man in season two of Disney Junior’s “Spidey and His Amazing Friends”…Christian Slater (“Dirty John”) will recur on FX limited series “Fleishman Is in Trouble,” opposite Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan and Claire Danes…Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Mixed-ish”) landed the lead opposite Shanola Hampton in NBC missing persons pilot “Found.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo spin-off “Life Below Zero: First Alaskans” follows Alaskan Native subjects as they thrive in brutal environments, starting Monday, May 30 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” premieres Friday, May 20 at 9p on Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock’s first “Dateline” series, “Dateline: The Last Day,” premieres Tuesday, June 14. The 8-parter follows murder investigations, staring with the victim’s final day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Historical docudrama “Buffalo Keepers” premieres on INSP on Saturday, May 7 at 4p. The special follows the story of the men and women who came together to save the buffalo from extinction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tubi special “Scariest Monsters in America” counts down the top ten creepy creatures in the country, beginning Wednesday, May 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Peanuts special “To Mom (And Dad), With Love” premieres Friday, May 6 on Apple TV+. While Peppermint Patty comes to terms with not having grown up with a mother, Snoopy and Woodstock embark on an adventure to find Woodstock’s long-lost mom.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stand-up special “Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual” lands on Netflix Tuesday, June 21. Actor/comedian Booster also wrote, executive produced and stars in Hulu’s upcoming “Fire Island.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of HGTV’s “Home Town Kickstart Presented by PEOPLE” drew more than 3.6 million viewers, a .58 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and .73 among W25-54. The episode also ranked as a top 3 cable program with P25-54, upscale P25-54 and upscale W25-54 in the Sunday timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The spring return of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” posted a .9 P25-54/1.1 W25-54 Live+3 rating, the series’ highest-rated premiere in nearly two years, and ranked as the #2 non-news/sports cable program in its timeslot among P25-54, P18+ and W18+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Bad Guys – $16.1 million
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – $11.4 million
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – $8.3 million
The Northman – $6.3 million
Everything Everywhere All at Once – $5.5 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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