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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/18/22)
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance (Premiere) at 9pm
FREEFORM: The Deep End (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Buy It or Build It (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Love on the Spectrum U.S. (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Who Killed Sara? (Premiere)
PBS: Colombia: Wild and Free (Premiere) at 10pm
PRIME VIDEO: Lovestruck High (Premiere)
ABC: The Goldbergs (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: The Wonder Years (Finale) at 8:30pm
ABC: The Conners (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: Home Economics (Finale) at 9:30pm
ABC: A Million Little Things (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Beyond the Edge (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: The Masked Singer (Finale)at 8pm

Telemundo is talking Turkey. The network has struck a multi-year co-production deal with Inter Medya, aiming to to capitalize on the success of Turkish formats among Spanish-speaking audiences. “Over the last few years, driven by their high production values, Turkish series have become favorites of Spanish-language audiences across the globe and in the US,” said Karen Barroeta, EVP, Production and Development for Telemundo. “This new partnership with Inter Medya propels Turkey’s storytelling powerhouse into the US Spanish-language marketplace exclusively with Telemundo.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ahead of its Upfront presentation on Tuesday, ABC announced two big programming moves. Reality dating series spinoff “Bachelor in Paradise” will air Monday and Tuesday nights from 8p-10p this fall, taking the former slot of “Dancing With the Stars,” which is moving to streamer Disney+. And “Alaska,” starring Hilary Swank as a disgraced NYC reporter who relocates to Anchorage, has landed the prime post-“Grey’s Anatomy” slot, Tuesdays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New game show “Celebrity Jeopardy” will join ABC’s Sunday lineup after “America’s Funniest Videos,” while spinoff “The Rookie: Feds” will follow “Bachelor in Paradise” on Tuesdays. “Our fall schedule is a testament to our strong, dynamic programming slate that we’re continuing to nurture with top talent, world-class, award-winning storytellers and marquee titles,” said Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment. “By capitalizing on the success of our strongest assets, we’re betting on stability while also introducing and investing in key projects that will allow us to build on our momentum as the No. 1 entertainment network for the third consecutive year.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “Black Mirror” is returning for a sixth run. The upcoming season will follow the same format as the last, with three feature-length episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scripps and Google are planning a multi-year partnership to help transition journalists into broadcast news careers. The initiative is aimed at enabling mid-career shifts into video-based storytelling with extensive training and support including mentoring, job shadowing, hands-on work and individual coaching.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warren Buffett announced a $2.6 billion investment in Paramount Global. This follows the company’s Q1 2022 results, which showed a sharp uptick in subscriber gains from Paramount+. The company’s stock remains controlled by Shari Redstone and the Redstone family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will star in the next installment of the “Yellowstone” origin story, previously announced as “1932” (working title). From Taylor Sheridan, the new series follows “1883,” the most-watched title ever on Paramount+ globally. Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Bosque Ranch Productions, the series will debut on the service in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Filmmakers Alex Fumero and Kareem Tabsch have launched new production company “Trojan Horse.” The filmmakers behind documentary “Mucho Mucho Amor” (Netflix) will produce both scripted and unscripted content, including feature films, podcasts and docuseries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has ordered Spanish-language teen road trip drama “How to Screw It All Up.” Boomerang is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives” has pivoted to a hybrid release, delayed until August. The film will have a theatrical release before being launched globally on Amazon Prime Video. This follows Amazon’s $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM Studios, the film’s previous production company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Glass Entertainment Group is adapting their podcast “Betrayal,” produced by Glass Podcasts, a division of GEG, into a television series. “Betrayal” launched April 28,, telling the story of TV producer Jenifer Faison, whose picture-perfect marriage shatters when she suddenly discovers that her college sweetheart-turned-doting husband is not the person she thought he was.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ picked up home design docuseries “Home” for a second season that will premiere on Friday, June 17. Each episode unveils the work of visionaries around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of HBO Max’s “That Damn Michael Che” premieres Thursday, May 26, will all six episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“We Hunt Together” will return for season 2 on Showtime on June 24. All six episodes of the cat-and-mouse drama will be available on Showtime’s streaming platform before the on-air debut on June 26. The series stars Hermione Corfield (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), Eve Myles (“Broadchurch”) and Babou Ceesay (“Guerilla”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC+ is celebrating Pride Month with “Stream with Pride, a curated collection of original series, specials, and films from across the company’s portfolio highlighting the voices of the LGBTQ+ community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ava Duvernay’s “Wings of Fire” adaptation will not move forward at Netflix. The project is one of several which the streamer has axed due to budget cuts in animation. This follows Netflix’s decision not to move forward with Meghan Markle’s animated series, “Pearl”, which has also been in development.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In related news, Netflix laid off about 150 employees, out of a workforce of 11,000. The move comes after the streamer reported its first subscriber losses in the first quarter. “Our slowing growth means we are also having to slow our cost growth as a company,” said a Netflix spokesperson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ is launching a new ad-supported tier, but it will be careful about which commercials make it to the service. In the interest of maintaining a family friendly environment, Disney+ will not take ads for alcohol or political campaigns, reports Variety. Additionally, the streamer will be cautious about advertisements played during shows aimed at young children and will omit ads when the user indicates that a small child is watching.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Magnolia Network was the fastest growing network in 1Q22, with its linear launch landing it among the top 25 basic cable networks. To date, “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home” has a total viewership of over 109 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, “Entertainment Tonight” (2.2 Live+SD national rating, up 16% from the week before) rose the most among magazines in the session ending May 8. The sharp increase was enough to tie sister show “Inside Edition” (2.2, up 5%) for the category lead. The only other magazine moving higher in households, Access Hollywood (0.8, up 14%), also lit up the chart with a 33% increase in the key W25-54 demo and jumped into sole possession of third place.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX News Digital finished April 2022 reaching 2.9 billion total multiplatform minutes, 1.5 billion total multiplatform views, and 77 million multiplatform unique visitors. Additionally, the FOX News Mobile App reached nearly 6.1 million unique visitors in April.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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