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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 5/19/22)
A&E: Interrogation Raw (Premiere) at 10pm
AMC+: The Ipcress File (Premiere)
BET+: Kingdom Business (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Ghost Adventures: House Calls (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Legendary (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The G Word with Adam Conover (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Angelyne (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Bang Bang Baby (Premiere)
ABC: Station 19 (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: Big Sky (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Young Sheldon (Finale) at 8pm
CBS: United States of Al (Finale) at 8:30pm
CBS: How We Roll (Finale) at 9:30pm
FX: Atlanta (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: Swamp People (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Law & Order at 8pm
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Law & Order: Organized Crime (Finale) at 10pm

At the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront event, the future for CNN under new boss Chris Licht became clearer. “Extremes are dominating cable news, and we will seek to go a different way,” he said. In addition to challenging the traditional philosophy of cable news, Licht said CNN’s morning show will be reimagined, noting, “I’m going to be honest here, we are seeking to be a disrupter of the broadcast morning shows in this space, and we believe we have the people and resources to do that.” Licht took the reins from former CNN honcho Jeff Zucker after Zucker resigned in February over a workplace relationship.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Now that theaters have reopened, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ruled that to be eligible for an Oscar, films must have a seven-day theatrical run before exhibition in any other medium. The qualifying dates have been returned to January 1-December 31, after a two-year disruption to the traditional schedule due to the pandemic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 MTV has ordered a reboot of 2006-10 reality show “The Hills.” Unlike the show’s first revival, “The Hills: New Beginnings,” which was canceled in January after two seasons, this iteration will feature a new cast of twentysomethings.
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Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ announced that feature documentary “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend,” from R.J. Cutler and filmmaker David Furnish, will be available on Disney+ after a festival run and limited theatrical release. The film will feature unseen concert footage of John over the past 50 years, along with hand-written journals and present-day footage of him and his family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat “) has teamed with Greg Daniels and Mike Judge (“King of the Hill”), of Bandera Entertainment, as well as Michael Koman (“Nathan for You”) for family-oriented animated special, “Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth.” “This pitch was so hilarious; we just knew the HBO Max audience needed to get a dose of this original brand of storytelling,” said Amy Friedman, Head of Kids & Family Programming, Warner Bros. “This unique project will breathe new, hysterical life into the nonsensical Chelmic wisdom that originated from this imaginary city of folks who aren’t quite the sharpest tools in the shed.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Moonbug Entertainment announced an agreement with Disney Branded Television to create a new CG original series, “Morphle”, based on the short-form “My Magic Pet Morphle.” The comedy adventure series will debut in 2024 on Disney+ and Disney Junior globally, excluding China. The partnership is the first creation and distribution agreement of its kind between the kids’ entertainment companies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook Watch has greenlit hybrid docuseries-format “JoJo Goes” starring JoJo Siwa, who will be joined by her celebrity friends to partake in adventures. The new series is executive produced by B17 Entertainment. “JoJo Goes” will premiere on Facebook Watch this summer and made available to watch with friends on Watch Together via Messenger and Instagram video calls.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime has partnered with Fresh Films on a new strategic alliance to provide young women who trained in Fresh Films’s yearly training program, the opportunity for a paid apprentice on the set of Lifetime movies filming this summer. Fresh Films is a national non-profit that provides diverse youth across the country with the skills to become the next generation of media-makers. “As a film production company and training ground for youth working in the entertainment industry, Fresh Films recruits a diverse, underserved population that includes all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds,” said Kelli Feigley, Founder and Managing Director. “Research shows us that many youth of color and young women do not think they are capable of working in media or entertainment, so we are very excited to partner with Lifetime.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

truTV has greenlit ten half-hour episodes of “Semi Pro,” from “Jersey Shore” creator SallyAnn Salsano. The reality sitcom shines a light on semi-pro football. Description: “It’s a brotherhood and sometimes a beautiful disaster.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genius Brands has signed a 20-year deal with Marvel Studios to license the name and likeness of Stan Lee for future feature films and television productions, as well as use in Disney theme parks and experiences. “There is no better place than Marvel and Disney where Stan should be for his movies and theme park experiences,” said Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO of Genius Brands. “As we enter the centennial year of Stan’s birthday, December 28, 2022, we are thrilled to see his memory and legacy will continue to delight fans through this new long-term agreement with Marvel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Road to the Bee,” documenting preparation for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, premieres Thursday, May 26 at 8p on ION and Bounce, with encores on Newsy on May 29, June 3 and June 5.
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Martha Stewart parts with pieces from her collection of housewares – and offers advice to viewers on how to unload theirs – in ABC special “The Great American Tag Sale with Martha Stewart,” premiering Wednesday, May 25 at 8p.
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FOX Nation will honor Memorial Day with new veteran-themed programming beginning on Sunday, May 22. In addition, the platform will continue its Grateful Nation initiative, which offers all active military members and veterans a free one-year subscription to FOX Nation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-part documentary “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks” premieres Friday, May 20 on Prime Video.
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Paramount+ drama “Tulsa King,” created by Taylor Sheridan and starring Sylvester Stallone, will premiere with two episodes on Sunday, November 13. Paramount Network will air a linear sneak peek of the show’s debut episode on as a special simulcast event immediately following the season 5 premiere of “Yellowstone.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Showtime’s “City on a Hill” will now premiere Sunday, July 31 at 10p. The drama was originally slated to return July 10.’’

“Downey’s Dream Cars” (wt) will follow Robert Downey Jr. and a team of experts as they restore six classic cars from Downey’s own collection to make them more eco-friendly. The series – the second out of Team Downey for discovery+ – debuts later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav admitted he was “a little nervous” as he kicked off a presentation for his newly-merged company, whose message is: “Our Story Starts With You.” Jennifer Hudson, host of the forthcoming Warner Bros. Unscripted TV daytime talk show, “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” threw a spotlight on the importance of telling powerful stories, establishing fresh perspectives and amplifying dynamic voices, and concluded the show with a sing-along rendition of “Respect.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among programming highlights are an HBO/HBO Max untitled documentary following singer/songwriter Lizzo… Travel Channel and discovery+ will offer a full slate of new series, specials and seasons of focused on the paranormal, including a new show starring pop superstar KeshaChris Wallace’s interview show, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”, which started on quickly-shuttered CNN+, has been revived for HBO Max and CNN…and Adult Swim ordered two anime series, “Rick and Morty: The Anime” and “Ninja Kamui,” to name just a few announcements.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three new dramas (“East New York,” “Fire Country,” “So Help Me Todd,”) and unscripted series “The Real Love Boat”) join CBS’s 2022-23 fall lineup, which features a new all-reality night on Wednesdays, and a “Comedy Power Hour” on Thursdays. New drama “True Lies,” inspired by the 1994 James Cameron film, will debut later in the season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“CBS had another incredible season. In addition to repeating as America’s most-watched network, we launched several breakout hits, not to mention winning and improving many time periods across our schedule,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “For the new season, we once again looked for ways to strengthen our position with new, compelling series, scheduling them strategically to guarantee sampling and maximize consistency and flow.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Entertainment Studios announced a slate of more than 90 greenlights and renewals across Paramount Media Networks and Paramount+ including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Smithsonian Channel and Paramount Network. “Our robust slate filled with powerhouse franchises and exciting new projects leans into MTVE’s legacy of storytelling that celebrates authentic voices from icons to up and comers, drives culture and makes it pop with audiences around the world,” said Nina L. Diaz, President of Content/Chief Creative Officer, MTV Entertainment Studios & Unscripted Entertainment/Adult Animation at Paramount+. Among the highlights: MTV’s “Jersey Shore 2.0,” which sees a new crew of roommates moving into a Shore house; VH1 dating experiment “Hall of Love: The Ultimate Dating Experience,” and Comedy Central adult animated comedy “Digman!”, produced by Andy Samberg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the move: Limited series “Bass Reeves,” from Taylor Sheridan, is now titled “1883: The Bass Reeves Story.” A spinoff of “1883,” the series starring David Oyelowo will air on Paramount+….“Yellowstone” spinoff “6666” is moving from Paramount+ to Paramount Network…And “Tooning Out the News,” produced by Stephen Colbert, is being transferred from streaming to Comedy Central.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT’s “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration” ranks as the highest-rated musical special on the network in two years, with 16 million+ cumulative views on performances across CMT social platforms. The special will receive a double encore presentation this week, airing commercial-free on Thursday, May 19 at 9p, followed by a second airing on Saturday, May 21 at 12p, exclusively on CMT.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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