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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/11/22)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY+: Messy History of American Food (Premiere)
DISNEY+: The Quest (Premiere)
ID: What’s Your Emergency? (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: 42 Days of Darkness (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Brotherhood (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: The Challenge: All Stars (Premiere)
FOX: Domino Masters (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? (Finale) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Finale) at 8pm

Netflix could introduce a lower-priced ad-supported tier earlier than originally anticipated, reports The New York Times. In a note to employees, Netflix said their aim was to introduce an ad tier in the third quarter of 2022 – “Yes, it’s fast and ambitious and it will require some trade-offs,” said the note – as well as crack down on password sharing, sources told the Times. The news comes after Netflix announced last month that it had shed 200,000 subscribers in 1Q22, and expects to lose two million more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu has canceled “Dollface.” Season two of the comedy starring Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky dropped in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taping of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has been canceled until further notice in the wake of its host “exhibiting symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID.” This comes after the show paused taping from April 21 through May 2 when Colbert tested positive. Tweeted Colbert, “WORST. SEQUEL. EVER.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

When Tom Brady finally decides to permanently end his football career, he has a job waiting for him as Fox’s lead NFL analyst. Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch shared the news during an earnings call, saying Brady will not only call games, but also “serve as an ambassador for us, particularly with respect to client and promotional initiatives.” While the New York Post reported Brady’s deal is worth $375 million over 10 years, Fox responded, “What has been reported isn’t an accurate description of the deal.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News and Stations announced the hiring of the first four investigative journalists who will be based at its local news innovation lab in Dallas-Fort Worth, and empowered to experiment with next-generation storytelling. The initial round of hires includes Stephen Stock, who has been named national investigative correspondent; Nicole Vap, who has been appointed executive producer of content development; Chris Hacker, who will join the lab as an investigative data journalist; and Aparna Zalani, who has been named an investigative producer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“SurrealEstate,” the Canadian drama series canceled last year by Syfy, has been resurrected. Season two will premiere in 2023. Syfy’s programming slate will also include the returns of “Resident Alien” and “Chucky,” as well as new series “Reginald the Vampire,” based on the book series by Johnny B. Truant; “The Ark,” set 100 years in the future, following a planetary colonization mission that meets with disaster; and “Bring It On: Cheer or Die,” combining cheerleading and Halloween creepiness.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz has renewed “Shining Vale,” starring Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear and Mira Sorvino, for a second season. “‘Shining Vale’ is both wickedly funny and a beautiful three-dimensional portrayal of marriage, adolescent parenting and motherhood,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming, Starz. “We’re thrilled to bring viewers another season of this mic dropping blend of horror and comedy.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ has greenlit “The Pocketwatch” (wt), a music- and dance-filled original movie from Disney Branded Television that will expand the world created in “Descendants.” Seven new songs and Disney classic songs will advance the story. Jennifer Phang (“The Flight Attendant”) is set to direct and is co-executive producer of the movie which is scheduled to begin production in the fall from a script written by Dan Frey and Russell Sommer (“Magic: The Gathering”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tenderfoot TV and Double Elvis’ true crime/music podcast “Dead and Gone,” exploring cases of Grateful Dead fans who have gone missing/been murdered over the years, will be adapted for television with Wheelhouse Entertainment and documentary filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, who will produce and direct the series. The scripted TV adaptation will focus on season one of the podcast, which is currently in the middle of season two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress/comedian Mo’Nique (“Precious”) will recur on the second season of Starz drama “BMF,” as a sophisticated Atlanta strip club owner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Kingdom Business,” starring gospel star Yolanda Adams, premieres Thursday, May 19 on BET+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of HBO’s “Westworld” makes its debut Sunday, June 26 at 9p. Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”) joins the cast as a recurring guest star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel’s “Bunk’d” kicks off season six on Friday, June 10 at 7:30p. Series regular Miranda May landed an executive producer role in the “Jessie” spinoff set at a summer camp.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s “Two Shallow Grave,” following the trial of the alleged killer of the McStay family, airs over three nights starting Sunday, May 22 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sonja John (“The Wire”) will star opposite Ramon Rodriguez in ABC drama pilot “Will Trent,” as the head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Sports and Nickelodeon are teaming up again for a nationally televised Christmas Day game, between the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 25 at 4:30p. CBS Sports’ presentation will be broadcast on CBS and available to stream live on Paramount+ while a slime-filled telecast will air exclusively on Nickelodeon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“A Tribute to Bob Saget,” celebrating the life of the comedian and “Full House” star, will premiere Friday, June 10 on Netflix. The show was filmed at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood following Saget’s sudden death on January 9 at age 65.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers” tells the story of the country’s first all-Black peacetime regiments who fought to expand America’s presence in the West. Narrated by Blair Underwood, the doc premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10:30p on History Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

RIP, iPod. Apple is discontinuing the iPod Touch, the latest version of the music player introduced in 2001. “Music has always been part of our core at Apple, and bringing it to hundreds of millions of users in the way iPod did impacted more than just the music industry — it also redefined how music is discovered, listened to and shared,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” scored a series high with its season finale, drawing 1.6 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max. The number of viewers for the debut has ballooned from 900,000 to nearly 8 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of HGTV’s “Lil Jon Wants To Do What?” attracted more than 3 million total viewers and delivered a .50 Live+3 rating among P25-54 as well as a .66 rating among W25-54, increases of 32% for P25-54 and 27% for W25-54 versus year-ago levels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication the week of April 24, “Jeopardy!” (5.3 Live+3 national Nielsen rating, down 5% from the week before) was the leader for a fifth straight week, as Mattea Roach continued a winning streak that didn’t end until May 6. “Family Feud” (5.2, up 2%) was a strong second.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live Stanley Cup Playoff games televised on TNT and TBS were up 46% through May 8, compared to similar cable-televised windows in 2021, and up 48% vs. 2019. Female viewership for playoff is up 71% when compared to televised games to date last year, and up 73% from 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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