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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 5/25/22)
DISCOVERY: Expedition Unknown (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Expedition X (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Josh Gates Tonight (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: MasterChef (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Somebody Feed Phil (Premiere)
BET: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (Finale) at 9pm
BET: Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living (Finale) at 9:30pm
BET: The Ms. Pat Show (Finale) at 10pm
CBS: Survivor (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago Med (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago Fire (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: Chicago P.D. (Finale) at 10pm
PBS: Colombia – Wild and Free (Finale) at 10pm

It’s MSNBC-official. Jen Psaki is joining the news network this fall, following her tenure as White House press secretary. Psaki is set to appear across all MSNBC programs and also will have a role on sister broadcast net NBC and during MSNBC’s primetime election coverage. She’s also developing a program for the MSNBC’s streaming channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A group of minority-owned media, civil rights, and public interest groups have filed a petition for rulemaking at the FCC calling for new data collection and reporting on the diversity of content vendors used by FCC-licensed media and telecom companies. Fuse, an independent, Latino-owned entertainment company, led the group that includes 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 the diversity of content vendors used by FCC licensees, including on traditional platforms like broadcast, cable and satellite TV, along with affiliated streaming services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GLAAD issued a statement yesterday in response to Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy special “SuperNature” noting it’s “full of graphic, dangerous, anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes.” The statement adds: “Attention Ricky and Netflix: people living with HIV today, when on effective treatment, lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV to others.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pepsi is bowing out of its association with the Super Bowl Halftime Show after an extended run. After a decade as the presenting sponsor of the game’s entertainment break, the company said this year’s performance featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar was its last.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pepsi is bowing out of sponsoring the NFL’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, but renewed sponsorship rights with the league, allowing the company to use NFL premium rights for its brands, including Frito Lay and Tostitos. As part of the deal, Pepsi gets pouring rights at top NFL events, including the NFL Draft, while sports drink Gatorade maintains its role on the sidelines. In addition, Pepsi and the NFL are teaming up to unveil a Gatorade pre-workout product for players this fall. The Halftime Show is now reportedly poised to go to an open market for a new sponsor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spanish-language crime drama “Las Azules” got a 10-ep series order from Apple TV+. Based on the true stories of Mexico’s first female police force, the series from showrunner and director Fernando Rovzar (“Monarca”) will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew and is inspired by events that occurred in 1970. It centers on a devoted wife whose belief system is flipped upside down when she joins Mexico’s first female police force only to discover their their squad is a publicity stunt to distract the media from a brutal serial killer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Endeavor Content scored international distribution rights to the Kate Bosworth-led “Bring On The Dancing Horses,” a modern western drama written, directed and exec-produced by Michael Polish (“Twin Falls Idaho”). In the series, which had its world debut at Sundance this year, Bosworth plays a confident assassin with a list of targets to take down.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spanish-language content hub Exile Content Studio is the latest company to join the growing empire of Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs’ Blackstone-backed Candle Media. The acquisition follows Candle’s purchase last week of social video company ATTN and previous acquisitions of Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and kids production house Moonbug Entertainment. Exile creates films and TV series; recent projects include “Todo Va A Estar Bien” for Netflix, and docu-series “Un Sueno Real” for HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first three episodes of discovery+ docuseries “Fight or Flight” debut Thursday, May 26. The series delves into the advocacy work being done by former Bollywood star Somy Ali as she works with her non-profit N0 More Tears to rescue victims of domestic abuse and trafficking.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Greta Van Susteren is joining Newsmax as host of “The Record with Greta Van Susteren.” “I have been friends with [Newsmax CEO] Chris Ruddy for years, and he is giving me this great opportunity to return, giving me the complete freedom to cover the news that really matters to people,” said Van Susteren. Based in D.C., the show will lead the network’s weeknight lineup starting Tuesday, June 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night” will air on ABC each night in primetime beginning with game 1 of the basketball event Thursday, June 2. Guests on the show’s 15th run will include Adam Sandler, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Martin Lawrence and Samuel L. Jackson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ debuted the trailer for upcoming original “Family Reboot.” Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Julian P. Hobbs and Elli Hakami exec-produce the six-part series that follows real families as they take a one-of-a-kind journey to reconnect. Debut date: Wednesday, June 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo will air the third annual “Premios Tu Musica Urbano” on Thursday, June 23, live beginning at 7p. The awards show, which recognizes the best in Latin urban music, will be headlined by María Becerra, Sech, Christian Nodal, Ivy Queen, Zion & Lennox and others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E will premiere two-part documentary “Right to Offend: The Black Comedy Revolution” beginning Wednesday, June 29 at 9p. From Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat and Time Studios, the doc explores the progression of Black comedy and the comedians who have used pointed humor to expose, challenge and ridicule society’s injustices and to articulate the Black experience in America. Mario Diaz and Jessica Sherif co-direct the project, which features a broad swath of talent from Redd Foxx to Richard Pryor to Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Issa Rae and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Josh Lucas is set to star opposite Kristen Wiig in Apple TV+ comedy series “Mrs. American Pie,” exec-produced by Laura Dern… Lex Medlin (“Drop Dead Diva”) and Ariana Guerra (“Helstrom”) landed gigs as series regulars on the upcoming second season of “CSI: Las Vegas” and Jay Lee, who recurred last season, has been promoted to series regular on the CBS show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” cast Alicia Hannah-Kim for season 5 and elevated Dallas Dupree Young, who joined the show last season, to series regular… Sandra Mae Frank got an upgrade to series regular for season 5 of NBC’s “New Amsterdam”… Lesley-Ann Brandt (“Lucifer”) is joining Hulu musical pilot “History of a Pleasure Seeker”… Tommy Chong will reprise his role as Leo in Netflix’s upcoming “That ’90s Show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a week where almost every major strip in syndication slipped, “Dr. Phil” bucked the downtrend and emerged as the highest-rated and most-watched talk show in the session ended May 15. For the prior three weeks, “Phil” had battled to first place ties with “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” Also in the top three was the fastest-growing “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which avoided declines and pulled even with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Finishing first among magazines, “Entertainment Tonight” fought “Inside Edition” to a draw for a second straight week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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