APPLE TV+: Prehistoric Planet (Premiere)
BBC AMERICA: Happy Valley (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: The Creature Cases (Premiere)
TV ONE: Payback (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: The Neighborhood (Finale) at 8pm
CBS: Bob Hearts Abishola (Finale) at 8:30pm
CBS: NCIS (Finale) at 9pm

Guy Pearce (“L.A. Confidential”) is making a return visit to Australian soap “Neighbors,” cancelled in 2022 after 37 years and now revived by Amazon Freevee and Prime Video. Pearce starred on the show from 1986-89, then appeared in what was to have been the show’s finale. On Channel Nine podcast “Weekend Talks,” Pearce said he’s in the process of working out a “respectful” way to extricate his character from the show that was his first big break in the business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Play.Works, a provider of CTV games, has partnered with Authentic Hendrix and Experience Hendrix to launch slots and video trivia games inspired by the lyrics and music of Jimi Hendrix. The CTV slots game is available on Roku and will soon be rolled out to other partners. Later this year comes a Jimi Hendrix trivia game. “It’s a step towards the future,” said Experience Hendrix President and CEO Janie Hendrix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two teaser for Freeform’s “Cruel Summer” had over 24 million views across Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Instagram in its first ten days, on pace to become the net’s most-watched trailer ever. “Fans have been eagerly awaiting season two of ‘Cruel Summer’ and we are so happy to see them engaging with the new trailer,” said Simran Sethi, EVP, Programming and Content Strategy, ABC Entertainment and Freeform. “The imaginative creative team has outdone themselves with the new and intriguing mystery at the center of this next chapter. June 5 is just around the corner and there are going to be a lot of surprises in store that our viewers will love.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Psychological thriller “The Clearing” drops May 24 on Hulu with two episodes. The series is based on stories of real-life cults.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu documentary film “Imagine Dragons Live in Vegas,” featuring performances of the band during their current “Mercury Tour” as well as archival interviews, premieres Friday, July 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“This is not the Game 1 ‘upset’ we were hoping for,” tweeted YouTube after viewers who recorded Thursday’s NBA Playoff game found that DVR playback was inaccessible. “We apologize for the disruption during last night’s NBA Playoff game and we’re ready to bounce back for Game 2.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Global esports organization and gaming collective Gen.G and McDonald’s are expanding their esports partnership in key local markets with the launch of another year of the McDonald’s Gaming League. McDonald’s owners/operators and Gen.G will use their esports league to engage employees and gaming enthusiasts to elevate the McDonald’s employee experience. This will be the third year for McDonald’s Southern California, Southern Plains (Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas) and DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia), while Pacific Northwest enters its second year. “McDonald’s employees are definitely no stranger to gaming,” said Patricia Chambers, Director of Media & Partnerships at Davis Elen. “A positive employee experience is of course a priority for McDonalds and offering competitive gaming is a great way to promote that.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s new spin-off “Naked and Afraid: Last One Standing” garnered a 0.94 rating among P25-54 on its Sunday, May 14 telecast, a 52% from the 8p-10p timeslot’s the prior six-week average. The series delivered 567,000 P25-54 and was the network’s highest rated Sunday telecast since July 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today’s Jackpot is $179 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

Fast X – $67.5 million
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – $32 million
The Super Mario Bros. Movie – $9.8 million
Book Club: The Next Chapter – $3 million
Evil Dead Rise – $2.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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