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CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 18, 2022

May 19, 2022

CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 18, 2022
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Spencer Breslin (“The Cat In The Hat”/ “The Kid”) – 30 years old
Luisana Lopilato (Argentinian Actress, wife of Michael Buble) – 35 years old
Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) – 41 years old
Matt Long (Manifest/ Private Practice) – 42 years old
Felicia Pearson (The Wire) – 42 years old
Carolina Bermudez (Radio Host WKTU Radio Station in NY/ Z-100) – 44 years old
Jack Johnson (Rock Singer) – 47 years old
Teresa Giudice (The Real Housewives of New Jersey) – 50 years old
Tina Fey (30 Rock/ Saturday Night Live) – 52 years old
Nancy Juvonen (Film Producer/ Jimmy Fallon’s wife) – 55 years old
Chow Yun Fat (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) – 67 years old
George Strait (Country Singer) – 70 years old
Reggie Jackson (former Baseball Player) – 76 years old
Alana Stewart (“Farah’s Story”) – 77 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

May 18, 2022

FIRST LOOK
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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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TRAVIS SCOTT DONATES $1 MILLION TO HELP BLACK COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE

May 17, 2022

TRAVIS SCOTT DONATES $1 MILLION TO HELP BLACK COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE
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BOB SAGET’S WIFE KELLY RIZZO WISHES HIM A HAPPY 66TH BIRTHDAY

May 17, 2022

BOB SAGET’S WIFE KELLY RIZZO WISHES HIM A HAPPY 66TH BIRTHDAY
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CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 17, 2022
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Nikki Reed (“Twilight” movies) – 34 years old
Karrueche Tran (TNT’s Claws/ Model) – 34 years old
Tahj Mowry (Smart Guy, Tia & Tamara’s Brother) – 36 years old
Derek Hough (World of Dance/ Dancing With The Stars) – 37 years old
Tony Parker (NBA Player) – 40 years old
Kandi Burress (Xscape, The Real Housewives of Atlanta) – 46 years old
Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles) – 49 years old
Jordan Knight (New Kids On The Block) – 52 years old
Hill Harper (CSI: New York) – 56 years old
Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) – 57 years old
LuAnn de Lesseps (Real Housewives of New York) – 57 years old
Paige Turco (“The Game Plan”/ Party of Five) – 57 years old
David Eigenberg (Chicago Fire/ Sex and The City) – 57 years old
Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) – 60 years old
Enya (New Age Singer) – 61 years old
Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxer) – 66 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS

May 17, 2022

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/17/22)
BET: Carl Weber’s Family Business (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Supermarket Stakeout (Premiere) at 10pm
PARAMOUNT+: Black Gold (Premiere)
TLC: Little People, Big World (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Welcome to Plathville (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVISION: EL Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: The Resident (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: Mr. Mayor (Finale) at 8:30pm

Netflix takes the season’s crown for total minutes viewed, according to Nielsen. According to the measurement company’s Total Day minutes from September 20, 2021 through May 8, 2022, Netflix drew 1.33 trillion total minutes. CBS bested its network competition with 752.8 billion minutes, followed by NBC (596.7 billion), ABC (471.9 billion) and Fox (323.1 billion).
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC has renewed three freshman series: “I Am Shauna Rae,” “David & Annie: After the 90 Days,” and “Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days.” All three reality shows averaged over 1.0 P2+ and ranked in the top 5 freshman series among W18-34 so far this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s “Top Chef” secured a leading five nominations in the fourth annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards. Netflix scored the most nominations for any platform, with twelve.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Camila Cabello is taking Kelly Clarkson’s coaching seat for season 22 of NBC’s “The Voice.” The “Senorita” singer, who served as an advisor during season 21, joins Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen Stefani.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has commissioned new series “Steal This House,” “Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue,” “Flip to a Million” and “First Home Fix,” while Food Network has placed orders for “BBQ USA”, “It’s CompliPlated” and “Guy’s Ultimate Game Night.” All told, the Warner Bros. Discovery sibs will have more than 70 new series across their 2022 schedules. “We are the established leaders in the home and food genres, and our top priority remains developing, producing and promoting new series that fill our bench with even more talented experts with star power,” said Jane Latman, President, Home & Food Content and Streaming. “You also will see us generating fresh ideas that keep our existing fan-favorite series top of mind with this passionate audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ handed a series order to “Eva the Owlet,” an animated kids and family series based on the book series Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott. Produced by Scholastic Entertainment and animated by Brown Bag Films, “Eva the Owlet” also features original songs by Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN Films and HBO Max have ordered a documentary film about musician Little Richard. “Little Richard: I Am Everything” (wt) is being produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment in association with Rolling Stone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crackle has renewed “Going From Broke” for season three. “It can be daunting for Millennials and now Gen Z to navigate their path toward financial well-being without easy access to trusted resources,” said Philippe Guelton, President of Crackle Plus. “With Americans holding over $800 billion in credit card debt, our team plans to continue our mission to bridge the gap for our audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” has started production on its fifth season in Montana. Returning cast includes Kevin Costner, alongside Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham with Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly upped to series regulars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC News Studios announced a new Hulu Original docuseries that investigates the murder of three young girls in 1977 during their first night at a Girl Scout sleepaway camp. All four episodes of “Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders” begin streaming Tuesday, May 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) will play the mom of Pete Davidson’s character in Peacock’s “Bupkis,” a fictionalized version of Davidson’s life. “Finally, I get to play an overwhelmed mother of two living in a world of corruption,” joked “The Sopranos” star at NBCU’s Upfront presentation yesterday. “Except this time, it’s Staten Island.” Reba McEntire has joined the season three cast of ABC drama “Big Sky” as a series regular…Yasmin Finney (“Heartstopper”) will play a character named Rose on the BBC’s “Doctor Who.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The voice cast of animated film “Jodie,” a spinoff of MTV’s “Daria” franchise, includes Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Cole Escola (“Search Party”), Jojo T. Gibbs (“Twenties”), William Jackson Harper (“Love Life”), Zosia Mamet (“The Flight Attendant”), Alex Moffat (“Saturday Night Live”), Dermot Mulroney (“Hanna”), Arden Myrin (“Insatiable”), Kal Penn (“Designated Survivor”), Kofi Siriboe (“Queen Sugar”), Dulcé Sloan (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”) and Heléne Yorke (“The Other Two”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ space drama “For All Mankind” is back for season three on Friday, June 10. The ten-episode season will premiere with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through August 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also returning for a third out-of-this-world season is Hulu’s “Solar Opposites.” The animated comedy follows visiting aliens who can’t decide whether Earth is awesome or awful.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season seven of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” premieres Friday, May 20 on Paramount+. The season will feature a cast of former winners returning to compete for the title “Queen of All Queens” and a cash prize of $200,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC series set to return this summer include “Say Yes to the Dress” on Saturday, July 9 at 8p; “Dr. Pimple Popper” on Wednesday, July 13 at 9p; “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” on Tuesday, August 9 at 10p; and “7 Little Johnstons” on Tuesday, August 16 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crunchyroll has acquired the streaming rights to the anime adaptationof “Chainsaw Man.” Crunchyroll will simulcast the series from Japan later this year, subtitled and dubbed, in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“This Fool,” starring comedian Chris Estrada, launches Friday, August 12 on Hulu. The comedy follows a 30-year-old living at home, whose family takes in an ex-gang member fresh out of prison.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Top Gear America” launches Friday, July 1 on MotorTrend+. Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry, and automotive expert Jethro Bovingdon return for the ultimate road trip.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ docuseries “Jailhouse Redemption” offers surprises for viewers – just as it did the producers who filmed it. “The thing we were most struck by …was the level of humanity,” said Matthew Ostrom, co-founder and executive producer for Magilla Entertainment. “As outsiders to the world of corrections, we traditionally think of these extreme boundaries between officers and prisoners and an environment that’s meant to almost dehumanize the people behind bars.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Action-thriller “Prey,” the latest entry in the “Predator” franchise, will start streaming August 5 as a Hulu Original in the U.S., a Star+ Original in Latin America, and a Star Original on Disney+ in all other territories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The TV premiere of movie “Heatwave” premieres Tuesday, June 21 at 8p on Epix. The thriller follows a woman who falls in love with her boss’ wife.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season three premiere of Food Network’s “BBQ Brawl” posted a .6 P25-54 / .7 W25-54 Live+3 rating, up +5% and +19% respectively from the season two opener and also up +40% vs. the prior six-week timeslot benchmarks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN & TRAVIS BARKER ARE OFFICIALLY MARRIED

May 17, 2022

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN & TRAVIS BARKER ARE OFFICIALLY MARRIED
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TOM CRUISE & HELEN MIRREN ON HAND TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE

May 17, 2022

TOM CRUISE & HELEN MIRREN ON HAND TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE
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CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 16, 2022

May 17, 2022

CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 16, 2022
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Miles Stephens (Chrissy Teigen & John Legend’s son) – 4 years old
Major Harris (VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle) – 14 years old
Grayson Chrisley (E!’s Chrisley Knows Best) – 16 years old
Miles Heizer (13 Reasons Why/ NBC’s Parenthood) – 28 years old
Kirstin Maldonado (Pentatonix) – 30 years old
Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones/ “Love Actually”) – 32 years old
Behati Prinsloo (Model/ Adam Levine’s wife) – 34 years old
Megan Fox (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movies) – 36 years old
Melanie Lynskey (Two And A Half Men) – 45 years old
Tori Spelling (Beverly Hills, 90210) – 49 years old
Jason “Wee-Man” Acuna (MTV’s Jackass) – 49 years old
Bill Rancic (E!’s Guiliana & Bill) – 51 years old
David Boreanaz (Bones) – 53 years old
Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) – 53 years old
Ralph Tresvant (New Edition) – 54 years old
Janet Jackson (Pop/ R&B Singer) – 56 years old
John Salley (former NBA Player) – 58 years old
Mare Winningham (“St. Elmo’s Fire”) – 63 years old
Debra Winger (“An Officer And A Gentleman”) – 67 years old
Pierce Brosnan (“Die Another Day”/ Remington Steele) – 69 years old
Danny Trejo (“Machete Kills”) – 78 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

May 16, 2022

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 5/16/22)
NETFLIX: Vampire in the Garden (Premiere)
VH1: Basketball Wives (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: Couples Retreat (Premiere) at 9pm
UNFAITHFUL: Caught in the Act (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: The Good Doctor (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: 9-1-1 (Finale) at 8p
FOX: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: History’s Greatest Mysteries (Finale) at 9pm

Mark your calendars, the 95th Oscars will take place Sunday, March 12. 2023, and air live on ABC. The announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences means the event will stay in March for a second year. Nominations will be announced January 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Executive changes are happening swiftly at Warner Bros. Discovery under Kathleen Finch, who oversees the US Networks Group. Nancy Daniels, former chief brand officer, Discovery & Factual, assumes content oversight for Turner networks TNT, TBS and truTV following the departure of Brett Weitz. Finch is aligning the kids, young adults and classics division into three groups in the wake of Tom Ascheim’s exit: Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies and the Warner Bros. Animation/CN Studios group. Michael Ouweleen, who runs Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, will continue in that role; Pola Changnon will continue to lead Turner Classic Movies; and Sam Register, who leads the Warner Bros. Animation/CN Studios group, will become part of the TV Studios group under Warner Bros TV boss Channing Dungey. Jane Latman continues as head of HGTV, Food Network and Cooking Channel; Howard Lee remains head of TLC and Travel Channel; Tina Perry will continue to helm OWN; and Jason Sarlanis continues his oversight of ID and Investigative Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the latest round of He loves Twitter, He loves Twitter not, Elon Musk on Friday said he was “still committed to acquisition” of the social platform, just hours after he tweeted that his $44 billion takeover was “temporarily on hold.” The tweets whiplashed the stock of the company, which just the day before fired two top execs, GM Kayvon Beykpour and GM for revenue Bruce Falck, and set a hiring freeze into motion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judy Woodruff will anchor PBS NewsHour through the end of this year and then transition to working on longer-timeline projects and specials for WETA-TV when she steps down from her longtime role at the newscast. Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett are expected to succeed Woodruff and serve as co-anchors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Welcome to Upfront Week, and the slew of 11th hour network announcements that continued into late last week. Fox, which presents today, was the last to make cancellation decisions, nixing freshman comedy “Pivoting” and drama “Our Kind of People.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC handed out a bouquet of renewals including “The Bachelor,” which accepted a rose for the 27th season. “American Idol” will also be back, for a sixth season on ABC and a 21st season overall, as will “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for a 33rd season, “Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune” for a third season, “A Million Little Things” for season 5 and “Shark Tank.” David E. Kelley’s “Big Sky will also continue, for its third season, “The Conners” got a season 5 renewal, “The Wonder Years” will be back for season 2 and “Home Economics” will get a season 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The network also made a trio of new series orders. Incoming are Hilary Swank-fronted drama “Alaska,” about a disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage, from 20th Television. “The Rookie” spinoff “The Rookie: Feds,” created by Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter, is from Entertainment One (eOne) and is a co-production with with ABC Signature. Comedy “Not Dead Yet,” from “The Real O’Neals” creators David Windsor and Casey Johnson, stars Gina Rodriguez as a newly single woman attempting to reboot the life and career she left behind a decade ago. The net passed on half-hour pilot “Josep,” starring comedian Jo Koy playing a character loosely based on himself.
(Source: Cynopsis)

At CBS, “True Lies” got the official pickup to series. The reboot of James Cameron’s 1994 action comedy movie, from Matt Nix, McG, Cameron and 20th Television, is slated for a midseason premiere and joins the network’s other new series “Fire Country,” “East New York” and “So Help Me Todd,” all expected to debut in the fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network put in orders for a slate of series including Blake Shelton and Carson Daly’s bar competition series “Barmageddon,” produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures. Also on the platter is “Snake in the Grass,” a social experiment hosted by Bobby Bones that will see four strangers dropped into the Alaskan wilderness with a chance to win $100,000. “The Chain: Alaska,” from “Deadliest Catch” producer Original Productions, is a competition series that pits adventure racers and survival experts in challenges while navigating some of the most remote islands in the world for a chance at a $500,000 prize. “Winter Watchman,” produced by Nomadica Films, follows four pairs of amateur survivalists who defend Alaskan properties against man and nature. And “Rust Hunters” follows a multigenerational family business as members pick, renovate and flip old vehicles and antiques in the New Hampshire backwoods. It’s produced by Double Act.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu passed on Hillary Rodham Clinton drama series “Rodham,” which had been in development since 2020 with Claire Danes and Dakota Fanning attached. The streamer is also saying goodbye to another Marvel property, adult animated show “M.O.D.O.K.,” after one season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kerry Washington will topline and exec-produce the first scripted comedy series for Disney’s Onyx Collective banner. “Unprisoned,” from creator Tracy McMillan and inspired by her life, is an eight-ep series about a relationship therapist and single mom whose life is turned around when her dad gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son. Produced by ABC Signature and streamed exclusively on Hulu in the US, the series also stars Delroy Lindo (“Da 5 Bloods”), who exec-produces alongside McMillan and showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writers/producers Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel are expanding their relationship with NBCUniversal. The duo behind Peacock’s late-night variety series “The Amber Ruffin Show,” who also write on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” inked an overall deal with Universal Television. They’re also launching their own production company, Straight To Cards, and brought in “Amber Ruffin Show” producer Justin McGriff as a creative executive.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Classic ‘90s comedy series “Married… with Children” is making a comeback as an animated series. With original stars Katey Sagal, Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate and David Faustino onboard for voice talent, the new project is housed at Sony Pictures Television, which owns and distributes the OG series that aired from 1987-97 on Fox and is carried by streamers Hulu and Peacock.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Longtime “The Good Doctor” exec producer Liz Friedman is adding stripes as co-showrunner on the ABC drama for its sixth season alongside series developer and exec producer David Shore, who’s served as showrunner for the past five seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tia Napolitano (“Cruel Summer”) will serve as exec producer and showrunner for CBS’ newly minted series “Fire Country.” The series, from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Studios, is inspired by Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California fire country; he also co-wote the story for the pilot with its writers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Erik Oleson, showrunner of season 2 of Amazon’s “Carnival Row,” is launching his own production company, CrimeThink. Based at Amazon Studios, where Oleson is under an exclusive three-year overall deal, CrimeThink will also be the new home of former RKO pictures exec Paul Shapiro, who’ll serve as head of content, and Lauren Rovere, who will serve as the company’s coordinator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Domestic rights to UK boxing movie “Prizefighter: The Life Of Jem Belcher” now belong to Amazon Prime. The film, which stars Matt Hookings and is from his production house Camelot Films, features Russell Crowe in a key supporting role in the story about a gifted young boxer who fought his way to becoming champion of England.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Indiecan Entertainment is launching a genre-focused distribution arm, Red Water Entertainment, which will produce genre cinema from around the world to North American audiences. Red Water’s launch slate comprises six films, primarily across the horror, science fiction and action genres.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Visual effects firm and animation studio DNEG opened its studio in the King West district of Toronto. The new facility will house more than 150 employees and expand the company’s Canada-based VFX and animation operations and talent pool to meet multiplatform demand for its services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC+ dropped a trailer for upcoming suspense thriller “Moonhaven,” which debuts Thursday, July 7. The series, from creator/showrunner Peter Ocko (“Lodge 49,” “Black Sails”) is set in a utopian colony on the moon that may hold the keys to preserving life on Earth, which has become increasingly perilous.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX set its summer schedule, announcing premiere dates for eight new or returning series including the debut of Jeff Bridges drama “The Old Man” (June 16), Ryan Reynolds docuseries “Welcome to Wrexham” (August 24), animated comedy “Little Demon” (August 25) and Hulu’s “The Bear” (June 23) and “The Patient” (August 30). New seasons of “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Reservation Dogs’ and “American Horror Stories” are also upcoming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ announced summer premiere dates for a slate of original kids and family series, specials and shorts. The action kicks off Friday, July 8 with the premiere of animated series “Duck & Goose,” based on books by Tad Hills. New live-action series include the July 22 launch of “Best Foot Forward,” from Matt Fleckenstein and based on the real-life story of paralympic athlete Josh Sundquist; “Amber Brown (July 29), from Bonnie Hunt starring Carsyn Rose and Sarah Drew, and based on the book series by Paula Danziger; “Surfside Girls,” (August 19), from May Chan (“American Girl: Corinne Tan”) and based on the IDW graphic novel series by author Kim Dwinell; and “Life By Ella,” the story of a young girl as she takes a new outlook on life into a world that seems determined to break it down. “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” will return for a new special and four original shorts, all set to debut June 24. And on August 12, Apple will debut “Lucy’s School,” a new special from its partnership with Peanuts and WildBrain. “The Snoopy Show” also returns with new episodes this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Trees of Peace,” a film inspired by real eventsabout four women from different backgrounds who forge an unbreakable sisterhood while trapped and in hiding during the genocide in Rwanda, is headed to Netflix on Friday, June 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation teased “Luck” with a trailer for the animated film, slated to bow on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 5. Directed by Peggy Holmes, the movie centers on the unluckiest person in the world, Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada), who discovers the never-before-seen Land of Luck and must unite with the magical creatures who live there to turn her luck around. Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg are also among voice cast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s “The Bad Seed Returns” premieres Monday, May 30 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is mulling launching live-streaming capabilities on its service that it potentially could use for perks like live voting and feedback across unscripted shows and specials, as well as to air in-person events like its just concluded Netflix Is A Joke festival on the screen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ad platform Infillion launched ShopX, its shoppable advertising product that delivers cross-publisher and cross-platform campaign activation with added benefits of consumer opt-in, creative direction and actionable measurement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leslie Bibb will star alongside Kristen Wiig in in Apple TV+ comedy series “Mrs. American Pie”… “Teen Wolf” alum Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Derek Hale in Paramount+’s upcoming “Teen Wolf The Movie”… Jensen Ackles has been tapped a series regular for season 3 of ABC’s “Big Sky”… John Cho rounds out the season 2 ensemble cast of Apple TV+ murder mystery comedy series “The Afterparty.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stephanie Beatriz is onboard to star in “Heavy Metal,” Peacock’s upcoming comedy series adaptation of the video game phenom… Netflix’s upcoming Indian musical drama “The Archies” is casting up, with Mihir Ahuja (“Bard of Blood”), Khushi Kapoor (“The Garhwal Rifles”) and Sah Suhana Khan among the ensemble cast… Max Thieriot will have the starring role in CBS drama “Fire Country.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fred Ward, the actor best known for roles in films “The Right Stuff,” “Tremors” and “Miami Blues” as well as multiple TV series, died May 8. He was 79. Ward began his career with small roles in ‘70s episodic television and subsequently landed roles in myriad shows including miniseries “Invasion Earth” and “Dice.” He also had guest roles in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “ER,” “United States of Tara” and “True Detective,” among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – $61.8 million
The Bad Guys – $7 million
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – $4.7 million
Firestarter – $3.8 million
Everything Everywhere All at Once – $3.3 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)