AMAZON: The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith (Premiere)
AMAZON: The Wilds (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: The Big Conn (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Tehran (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Mind for Design (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Sound of Magic (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Welcome to Eden (Premiere)
THE ROKU CHANNEL: Mamas (Premiere)
CBS: Magnum P.I. at 9pm (Finale)
CBS: Blue Bloods (Finale) at 10pm
WE TV: Love After Lockup (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 5/7/22)
FOOD: Symon’s Dinner Cook Out (Premiere) at 12pm
NBC: The 148th Annual Kentucky Derby (Premiere) at 2:30pm
ID: Deadly Affairs (Premiere) at 11pm
OXYGEN: Murder by Morning (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Benedict Cumberbatch, Musical Guest: Arcade Fire at 11:30pm
OWN: Marry Me Now (Finale) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 5/8/22)
BRAVO: Love Match Atlanta (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY+: Love in the Jungle (Premiere)
NBC, PEACOCK: MLB Sunday Leadoff (Premiere) at 11:30am
OXYGEN: Exhumed: Murders on the Edge of Town (Premiere) at 7pm
SMITHSONIAN: Air Warriors (Premiere) at 8pm
VICE: Tumbleweeds with Killer Mike (Premiere) at 11am
HBO: Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (Finale) at 9pm
NAT GEO WILD: Secrets of the Zoo (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Call the Midwife (Finale) at 8pm

Elon Musk has raised a few billion for his $44 billion Twitter takeover. According to an SEC filing on Thursday, Musk secured $7.14 billion in new financing commitments, including $1 billion from Larry Ellison, co-founder and CTO of Oracle. Ellison also sits on the board of Tesla, which Musk heads as CEO. Also, under an agreement with Musk, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia committed to keep the equity he owns in Twitter instead of receiving a cash payout. His 35 million shares were worth $1.9 billion at Musk’s buyout offer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taraji P. Henson is set to host the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 26, airing live on BET at 8p. “I am honored to return as the host of the BET Awards and share the stage with so many powerful and prolific artists; you can even say it is the ‘empire’ of Black Excellence,” said Henson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed the nominations for the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. “Days of our Lives” spinoff, “Beyond Salem,” earned its first nomination in the Outstanding Daytime Drama category and will vie against “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.” PBS’ “This Old House” picked up two nominations and will become only the third series to receive Lifetime Achievement honors, joining “60 Minutes” and “Sesame Street.” Leah Remini and Robin Roberts earned noms for hosting “People Puzzlers” and “Turning the Tables,” respectively. “Judy Justice” earned a nomination for its first year on IMDb TV. The ceremony will air live on CBS and via Paramount+ on Sunday, June 24 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A group of minority-owned media, civil right and public interest groups filed a petition for rulemaking at the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday calling for new data collection and reporting on the diversity of content vendors used by FCC- licensed media and telecommunications companies. FUSE, an independent Latino-owned entertainment company, led the group that also included Common Cause, The National Hispanic Media Coalition, Public Knowledge, and the United Church of Christ Media Justice Ministry. The petition proposes establishing a new report that tracks diversity of content vendors used by FCC licensees, including on traditional platforms like broadcast, cable and satellite TV, as well as affiliated streaming services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Future Today released results from a commissioned study on the rise of family co-viewing among streaming audiences that revealed co-viewing of family-friendly content has surged amid COVID-19. 94% of parents said they’ve been co-viewing more of such streaming content in the last 12 months, and 86% say they plan to stream more together with their families. Best part for advertisers? Co-viewing can enhance campaign value for marketers, with 93% of parents saying they’re “engaged” when presented with an ad while co-viewing; 86% of parents even say their kids enjoy ads more when co-viewing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blake Shelton and Carson Daly are teaming on a new celebrity game show for USA Network. The longtime pals will star and executive produce “Barmageddon,” which will take place at Shelton’s Nashville bar Ole Red. Daly will be behind the bar, while Shelton takes the stage with his house band for live music sing-alongs in front of a rowdy crowd. Nikki Bella is set as host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Modern Family” alum Ed O’Neill will play the title role in “The Sterling Affairs,” a limited series about the downfall of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling during the team’s drive to win a championship under coach Doc Rivers. He’ll star opposite Jacki Weaver and Laurence Fishburne in the FX project written by Gina Welch and based on the “ESPN 30 for 30” podcast reported and hosted by Ramona Shelburne.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS renewed The Equalizer for a third and fourth season. The Queen Latifah starring series has been Sunday’s top scripted program, averaging 9.46 million viewers. New showrunners Joseph C. Wilson and Adam Glass will take over to helm the series, replacing Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of its Stop Violence Against Women public affairs initiative, Lifetime has greenlit “The Gabby Petito Story.” Thora Birch is set to co-star and make her directorial debut in the movie. A PSA providing resources on domestic violence, crisis help lines and other information will be included. Lifetime is also developing the stories of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, Adriane Fields and Beatrice Weston.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock has ordered “Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss.” The six-episode docuseries, produced by RadicalMedia, is based on the New York Timesbest selling travel memoir The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World. It will follow host Wilson as he traverses the globe searching for the secrets to the world’s happiest and least happiest places on earth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max renewed “Minx” for a sophomore run. The comedy’s first season topped Esquire’s list of “Best TV Shows of 2022 (Thus Far).” Set in 1970s Los Angeles, “Minx” centers around Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), a young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There will be a 16th season of “The Steve Wilkos Show.” NBCUniversal Syndication Studios renewed the talker that tackles family and criminal justice, true crime and relationship conflicts. Also sold into syndication were NBCU’s catalogue of “Maury” and “The Jerry Springer Show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel expert, author and host Rick Steves will showcase great art and architecture in “Rick Steves Art of Europe.” The six-part series is being produced by Rick Steves’ Europe and will be presented by American Public Television. Currently in production, the series will release October 2022 to public television stations nationwide (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Cookies and Milk,” an animated series based on the forthcoming novel by Shawn Amos, is in the works at Disney. From Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Productions and Jesse James Films, the project is inspired by the childhood of Shawn Amos, a blues musician and the son of Wallace “Wally” Amos Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Aryan Simhadri (Disney’s “Spin”) and Leah Sava Jeffries (“Empire”) will play Percy Jackson’s friends, Grover and Annabeth, in the upcoming Disney+ series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”… Charles Vandervaart (“Lost in Space,” “The Craft: Legacy”) will portray an all-grown-up William Ransom in Season 7 of Starz’s Outlander… Florian Munteanu (“Creed 2,” “Shang-Chi”) has boarded the cast of Netflix’s “Vikings: Valhalla.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Battle on the Beach” heads to Texas for its sixth season, debuting Sunday, June 5 at 9p on HGTV. Taniya Nayak, Ty Pennington and Alison Victoria will mentor the renovation of three identical properties as different challenges and twists play out. The series’ initial run drew over 16.7million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brat-A-Tat and Big Booty navigate the next chapter of their relationship in Season 2 of “Brat Loves Judy,” premiering Thursday June 9 at 9p on WE tv. The power couple faces major hurdles from having a baby to expanding their careers as they navigate married life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s ‘90s Nick Jr. mascot, Face, returns to the network on “Face’s Music Party,” bowing Monday, June 6 at 11a. The interactive a music variety series combines animation and live action and will feature a reimagined Face, voiced by Cedric Williams (“Hunter x Hunter,” “The Promised Neverland”), as host and VJ, playing modern pop hits and revamped nursery school classics.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” returns to Peacock on Thursday, June 23. Several of the show’s ex-Housewives, including Jill Zarin, Eva Marcille and Brandi Glanville, will collide for a vacation at Dorinda Medley’s Bluestone Manor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu original series “Maggie” bows all episodes on Wednesday, July 6, exploring the dating world via Maggie, a psychic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new season of David Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” debuts Friday, May 20. Guests on the Netflix longform interview show will include Will Smith, Cardi B, Kevin Durant, Billie Eilish, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ryan Reynolds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The TNets set July premiere dates for new and returning series. On TBS, “Chad” is back for its second season on Monday, July 11 at 10p (the debut had originally been set for April 11); dating competition series “The Big D” premieres Thursday, July 7 at 9; and season two of “Love Life” debuts Sunday, July 31 at 10p. On TNT, season two of “Titans” kicks off Tuesday, July 5 at 10p, whole over at truTV, “101 Places to Party Before You Die” bows Thursday, July 14 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Would It Kill You to Laugh?” premieres on Peacock Friday, June 24. The sketch comedy special stars Kate Berlant and John Early.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Networks announced the premiere of A+E Original Podcast “Origins of Hip Hop” on Wednesday, May 18, ahead of the complementary television docuseries of the same name. Hosted by Grandmaster Caz, it delves into cored elements of the musical genre and its surrounding culture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness – Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg


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