FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

April 16, 2021

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 4/16/21)
AMAZON: Frank of Ireland (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Tiny World (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Earth Moods (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Big Shot (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Why Are You Like This (Premiere)
SYFY: Van Helsing (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Whose Line is It Anyway? (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Everything But the House (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 4/17/21)
BBC AMERICA: One Wild Day (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY+: Ghost Brothers: Lights Out (Premiere)
OXYGEN: Murders at the Boarding House (Premiere) at 7pm
OXYGEN: Accident, Suicide, or Murder (Premiere) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 4/18/21)
A&E: WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures (Premiere) at 10pm
EPIX: Godfather of Harlem (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Mare of Easttown (Premiere) at 10:05pm
HISTORY: The Food That Built America: Snack Sized (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Luis Miguel (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Series (Premiere)
OXYGEN: Mastermind of Murder (Premiere) at 8:30pm
SHOWTIME: Couples Therapy (Premiere) at 10pm
STARZ: Confronting a Serial Killer (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Tournament of Champions (Finale) at 8pm
HLN: The Jenny Jones Show: Fatal Attraction (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: 90 Day Fiance (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: Sister Wives (Finale) at 9pm

CBS is combining its news division and CBS Television Stations into one division, the company announced yesterday. Former Hearst Newspapers, Cable Networks & Digital Media Executive Neeraj Khemlani, and Wendy McMahon, former ABC Owned Television Stations Group President, have been named presidents and co-heads of the newly formed division. “This is an opportunity to create a news and information structure that positions CBS for the future,” said George Cheeks, President and CEO of the CBS Entertainment Group. “It speaks to our ability to scale newsgathering, production, technical and operational resources to serve both national and local, linear and digital, with the agility to deliver trusted information to every platform.” Susan Zirinsky will continue as President of CBS News until the new leadership has started and will assist with the transition. CBS is “in discussions with Zirinsky for a significant role at a new CBS News Content Studio to be launched later this year,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One day after CBS News exec Kim Godwin was named President of ABC News, effective in May, came word that “GMA” senior executive producer Michael Corn is out. “Michael Corn no longer works for ABC News,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Digital-first news network Cheddar has rebranded to Cheddar News. A new tagline, “Look Forward,” emphasizes the network’s focus on the next generation of innovation. As part of the refresh, the network is partnering with the FIRST global robotics community as their exclusive media partner for the 2021 FIRST Innovation Challenge. “As people across the globe look to ‘what’s next’ in drastically evolving industries like science, medicine, technology, engineering and more, Cheddar News aims to be the go-to media source for this critical content, shining a light on the next generation of innovators and newsmakers who are changing the world,” said Jon Steinberg, President, News & Advertising, Altice USA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the entertainment front, CBS renewed five veteran dramas: “NCIS” for season 19, “Blue Bloods” for season 12, “Bull” for a sixth go-round, “S.W.A.T.” for a fifth, and “Magnum PI” for season four. The network previously renewed “Bob Hearts Abishola,” “The Equalizer,” “FBI,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “The Neighborhood,” “Survivor,” “Tough as Nails” for two seasons, and “Young Sheldon” for three seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Association of Broadcasters elected six television board members to two-year terms: Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group; Chris Cornelius, VP, Business Development, Morgan Murphy Broadcasting; Robert Hubbard, President/CEO, Hubbard Television Group; David Bradley, Chairman and CEO, News-Press & Gazette Co.; David Hanna, President, Lockwood Broadcasting; and Chris Ripley, President and CEO, Sinclair Broadcast Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal shared details of its reimagined Upfront experience,premiering May 17. The presentation will showcase scripted and unscripted originals, franchises, sports, news, and live events, with talent and top executives providing a deeper look at their roles and perspectives. The event will take place on the sets of many of NBCU shows. “We’re bringing marketers into the IP that moves audiences around the world, empowering them to activate within our content, and establishing them as the benefactors of the trust and love our viewers have for our stories,” said Josh Feldman, CMO, NBCUniversal Advertising & Partnerships. “Together, we can use the power of storytelling to redefine partnership; reinvent the viewing experience for our audiences; and create real business impact, from small towns to the other side of the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One announced a new slate of programming across linear and digital networks at an Upfronts presentation that included network talent Essence Atkins (“Coins Forever”), Jazz Smollett (“Living by Design”), and Jernard Wells (“New Soul Kitchen”). “During a difficult year, we are proud that we were able to safely move full speed ahead with so many successful productions,” said Michelle Rice, President TV One and CLEO TV. “With a number of new programs in the pipeline, and strong performance across both linear and digital channels, TV One and CLEO TV are well positioned to continue serving as the go-to destination for African-American viewers.” New series coming to TV One include health and wellness series “Minding Your Body and Soul” (wt), and “Sins of the City,” exposing the underbellies of popular cities. Among the newcomers to Cleo TV will be magazine-format show “The Cleo Chronicles,” and cooking series “A Taste of the Diaspora” (wt).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Page Turner (“Flip or Flop Nashville”) will star in HGTV’s freshly greenlit series, “Fix My Flip.” In the six-parter, Page, who’s returned to her hometown of Los Angeles, will bet on overwhelmed SoCal flippers by putting her own money down and taking over their project. The series is slated to premiere in late 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sci-fi drama “The Imperfects” scored a straight-to-serie order fom Netflix. The series, from Dennis Heaton, Shelley Eriksen and Nomadic Pictures, will star Italia Ricci (“Designated Survivor”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network Studios unveiled “Cartoon Cartoons,” the next evolution of its animated shorts program. “Cartoon Cartoons” will be the studio’s first dedicated shorts program in over a decade, with a mission to innovate the art of animated storytelling, showcase diverse stories, discover new voices and mentor the next generation of animators.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Philip Lawrence (“Jingle Jangle”) will host CBS’s upcoming competition series “Come Dance With Me,” from LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, filming in Australia in May. CBS Studios and 3 Ball Productions are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Fabien Frankel (“Last Christmas”) landed a major role in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon.”… Will Sasso (“Mom”), Tim Chiou (“SEAL Team”) and Zoe Manarel (“New Amsterdam”) and have joined the cast of HBO Max comedy pilot “OK Boomer.”…Janet Hubert (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) will recur on TBS comedy “The Last O.G.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production company Cream Productions is launching a podcast division. Cream Podcasts will create, develop and produce nonfiction audio programming with a focus on original content and spinoffs of their televised and streaming programming.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third and final season of FX comedy Mr Inbetween, created by and starring Scott Ryan as a family man/criminal for hire, premieres Tuesday, May 25 at 10p. The premiere will include the first two episodes, with one new episode airing each subsequent week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Drowning,” a ratings record-setter for UK’s Channel 5, lands on AMC Networks streamers Sundance Now and Acorn TV on Thursday, May 6. All four episodes will be available.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty” makes its debut on BBC America on Saturday, June 5 at 8p, as part of the net’s Wonderstruck line-up. The first episode will also air on AMC+, on Saturday, May 29; subsequent episodes will air alongside their BBCA airing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The story of drug maven Lori Arnold, sister of Tom Arnold, is explored in discovery+ docu-series “Queen of Meth,” a three-part documentary debuting Friday, May 7. “Queen of Meth displays the pervasiveness of drugs throughout a rural community, but at its heart is a deeply personal journey of self-discovery for the dealer responsible for it all, Lori Arnold,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy for discovery+. “This epic tale tracks the meteoric rise and inevitable fall one of the US’s most prolific drug traffickers and the devastating impact it ultimately had.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” is back for season six on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:30p. Among the voice talent for the animated series will be Kathy Griffin, Bobby Moynihan, Adam Carolla, Kevin Nealon, Desus & Mero, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes, Tiffany Haddish, Natasha Leggero, Jimmy Kimmel and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turkish romantic drama “Amor en Blanco y Negro” (“Black and White Love”) premieres for Hispanic viewers in the US on Kanal D Drama on Tuesday, April 20 at 10:50p. The series will air weeknights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country music drama “Nashville,” which aired on ABC, then CMT between 2012-18, is joining the Start TV Network lineup, airing seven nights a week at 11p, starting Monday, May 3. Start TV focuse on strong female lead characters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some like it hot: MTV’s Florida-based reality show “Siesta Key” returns Wednesday, May 12 at 8p, leading into the premiere of “The Hills: New Beginning.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of “Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro” premieres Thursday, April 22 at 9p on Estrella TV. The Spanish-language talk show’s late-night format has doubled its primetime timeslot deliveries since premiering.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal special “Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List,” an expansion of the NBC Nightly News franchise, will air at 8p on Saturday, May 1 on NBC and Telemundo, and the next day on MSNBC, CNBC and NBC News Now. Honorees include Lin-Manuel Miranda, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, Spurs assistant coach Becky Harmon, chef Jose Andres and Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’ “The Late Show” will go live on Wednesday, April 28, after President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. Stephen Colbert’s last live “Late Night” show was Inauguration Day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tubi announced it will exclusively premiere the Anpanman franchisefrom TMS Entertainment to English and Spanish speaking audiences. “Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope” is the first of ten films to premiere on the streamer. “Anime fans of all ages can now enjoy the Japanese phenomenon Anpanman in English and Spanish for the first time ever,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “We can’t wait for viewers to meet Anpanman and his lovable enemy Baikinman as they join our iconic roster of characters on Tubi Kids.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is going back in time for ‘90s Day, a series of marketing activations to promote the premiere of new series “Cruel Summer,” set in the 1990s. Among the giveways will be Dippin’ Dots, Steve Madden platform slides, vouchers for records and CDs, and “Cruel Intentions” swag at a roller rink. The psychological thriller debuts Tuesday, April 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A three-part reunion convening the cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” begins Sunday, April 24 at 8p, continuing the next two Sundays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yahoo Finance will serve as the livestream host of the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting on Saturday, May 1at 12:30p. “The COVID-19 pandemic has again led us to make changes to the annual meeting, but we’re …pleased to know that anyone who wants to watch the meeting can do so thanks to the worldwide streaming provided by Yahoo Finance,” said Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with the kickoff of Nuestras Finanzas (Our Finances), a national program designed to raise awareness about the importance of financial edutaion among US Hispanics. As part of Telemundo’s corporate social responsibility platform, El Poder en Ti (The Power in You), the new program will offer assistance and resources. Additionally, Telemundo will provide financial education resources to small businesses through its Nuestros Negocios (Our Businesses) platform launched last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One-time champ Buzzy Cohen will guest host the “Jeopardy!”Tournament of Champions from May 17-28. Cohen brought home the prize in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dino Dana” is getting the big screen treatment with “Dino Dana The Movie,” from Sinking Ship Entertainment. The film makes its debut at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, FL on May 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During the week of March 15, the premiere episode of Disney+ series “The Falcom and the Winter Soldier” drew 495 million mintes, making it the streamer’s most-watched series premiere since its December 2019 launch, topping “The Mandelorian” and “WandaVision.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $240 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Today’s Saturday’s Jackpot is $79 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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PETE DAVIDSON (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) & PHOEBE DYNEVOR (BRIDGERTON) JUST DROPPED A SUBTLE YET ADORABLE HINT ABOUT THEIR ROMANCE

April 15, 2021

PETE DAVIDSON (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) & PHOEBE DYNEVOR (BRIDGERTON) JUST DROPPED A SUBTLE YET ADORABLE HINT ABOUT THEIR ROMANCE
https://www.eonline.com/news/1259263/pete-davidson-and-phoebe-dynevor-just-dropped-a-subtle-yet-adorable-hint-about-their-romance

KERI HILSON DETAILS HEALING MOMENT THAT ENDED HER AND BEYONCE’S RUMORED FEUD

April 15, 2021

KERI HILSON DETAILS HEALING MOMENT THAT ENDED HER AND BEYONCE’S RUMORED FEUD
https://www.eonline.com/news/1259231/keri-hilson-details-healing-moment-that-ended-her-and-beyonces-rumored-feud

JUELZ SANTANA DENIED TRIP TO MIAMI BY A JUDGE, FEDS SAYS HE FAILED HIS DRUG TEST

April 15, 2021

JUELZ SANTANA DENIED TRIP TO MIAMI BY A JUDGE, FEDS SAYS HE FAILED HIS DRUG TEST
https://www.tmz.com/2021/04/15/juelz-santana-feds-failed-drug-test-supervised-release-denied-trip-miami/

J BALVIN & VALENTINA FERRER ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST BABY TOGETHER

April 15, 2021

J BALVIN & VALENTINA FERRER ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST BABY TOGETHER
https://www.eonline.com/news/1259054/j-balvin-and-valentina-ferrer-expecting-first-baby-together

PRINCE HARRY & PRINCE WILLIAM WON’T WALK TOGETHER AT PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL

April 15, 2021

PRINCE HARRY & PRINCE WILLIAM WON’T WALK TOGETHER AT PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL
https://www.eonline.com/news/1259107/why-prince-harry-and-prince-william-wont-walk-together-at-prince-philips-funeral

INSIDE JENNIFER LOPEZ’S DECISION TO BREAK UP WITH ALEX RODRIGUEZ AFTER HER TRUST WAS BROKEN

April 15, 2021

INSIDE JENNIFER LOPEZ’S DECISION TO BREAK UP WITH ALEX RODRIGUEZ AFTER HER TRUST WAS BROKEN
https://www.eonline.com/news/1259206/inside-jennifer-lopezs-decision-to-break-up-with-alex-rodriguez-after-her-trust-was-broken

JENNIFER LOPEZ & ALEX RODRIGUEZ SPLIT, ANNOUNCE END OF ENGAGEMENT ON THE TODAY SHOW

April 15, 2021

JENNIFER LOPEZ & ALEX RODRIGUEZ SPLIT, ANNOUNCE END OF ENGAGEMENT ON THE TODAY SHOW
https://www.tmz.com/2021/04/15/jennifer-lopez-alex-rodriguez-j-lo-arod-split-breakup-end-engagement/


CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

CELEBRITY NEWS: APRIL 15, 2021
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) – 24 years old =
Emma Watson (“Harry Potter” movies) – 31 years old =
Samira Wiley (Orange Is The New Black) – 34 years old =
Seth Rogen (“Knocked Up”) – 39 years old =
Damien Dante Wayans (Second Generation Wayans) – 41 years old =
Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta) – 46 years old
Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) – 47 years old =
China Chow (Burn Notice/ “The Big Hit) – 47 years old =
Flex Alexander (Flex & Shanice) – 51 years old =
Dara Torres (Olympic Gold Swimmer) – 54 years old =
Samantha Fox (Pop Singer) – 55 years old =
Linda Perry (Songwriter/ Ex-wife of Sara Gilbert) – 56 years old =
Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks”/ “Love Actually”) – 62 years old = 

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV

April 15, 2021

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 4/15/21)
AMC+: Original Spy City (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Restaurant Recovery (Premiere)
ID: Fear Thy Neighbor (Premiere) at 10pm
WE TV: Joseline’s Cabaret: Miami (Premiere) at 10pm
TRU TV: Fast Foodies (Finale) at 10:30pm
TRU TV: Impractical Joker: After Party (Finale) at 11pm

Veteran television news executive Kimberly Godwin is officially in as President of ABC News. Godwin, who will head to ABC in May, will oversee editorial and business operations for broadcast, digital, streaming and audio news across the organization. She joins the Disney family from CBS, where she was EVP of news directing newsgathering across the global portfolio. She the first Black woman to lead a major broadcast news network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon, Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Netflix and ViacomCBS are among entertainment and media companies that signed a two-page ad in The Washington Post and The New York Times opposing “any discriminatory legislation or measures” that restrict eligible voters from having “an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot.” The ad is a response to restrictive voting legislation in Georgia, Texas and other states. Among recent moves to boycott the legislation, in Georgia, Major League Baseball moved the All Star Game from Atlanta to Denver, and Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua moved production of “Emancipation” from the state.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision has locked in a date and time for its Upfront. The company will present virtually at 1:30p on Tuesday, May 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The White House Correspondents’ Assn. canceled its annual dinner for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The organization is planning to hold an in-person event April 30, 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Digital will continue to pave the way for the future of the arts, even as live performances return, according to new research from Marquee TV and consultancy Indigo. Sixty percent of respondents said they have engaged with digital performing arts content since March 2020, with nearly two-thirds reporting they were new to viewing this type of content digitally. With regard to cost, 64 percent expected to pay for it, 75 percent paid more than $14 per activation, and 10 percent paid $42-plus for access. Additionally, 62 percent said they engaged with a new art form digitally that they have never seen live.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nailed it. CBS handed a two-season renewal to its burgeoning competition series “Tough as Nails” just before the reality show’s season 2 finale last night. Created and hosted by “The Amazing Race’s” Phil Keoghan, the series celebrates everyday people who get their workout on the job rather than the gym.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour will topline and exec-produce streamer Acorn TV’s Irish mystery “Harry Wild.” Seymour (“The Kominsky Method,” “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”) will play a recently retired English professor who can’t help but take an active interest in the criminal cases assigned to her police detective son. Series will premiere in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Martial arts crime drama “Warrior” will be getting a third season, and a new home. The series, based on the writings of Bruce Lee and set during the Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century, is headed from Cinemax to HBO Max.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Filming is underway on new HGTV competition series“Battle on the Beach,” featuring network stars Taniya Nayak (“Restaurant Impossible”), Ty Pennington (“Rock the Block”), and Alison Victoria (“Windy City Rehab”) each mentoring three teams of up-and-coming flippers as they renovate identical beachfront properties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube personality Mark Fischbach, aka Markiplier, will star in, and exec-produce “The Edge of Sleep,” based on his QCode podcast of the same name. The post-apocalyptic thriller follows a night watchman who finishes his shift to discover every person in the world who went to sleep the previous night has died. New Regency will serve as the studio and independently finance the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ali LeRoi, who co-created “Everybody Hates Chris,” will direct “American Refugee,” the second movie in Blumhouse Television’s recent partnership with Epix. Exec-produced by Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse and Lisa Bruce, “American Refugee” follows a precarious situation when a family seeks shelter in their neighbor’s bunker while the American economy is in collapse and the nation is under martial law.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix bought true crime article “The Poet,” written by Corey Mead and published by digital magazine Truly*Adventurous, to develop for the streamer. It is teaming with production company 21 Laps, with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, and Pouya Shahbazian set to helm the project based on newly discovered sources around the story of Ruth Finley, who escaped a murderer as a teen only to find herself on the run again decades later as the BTK killer terrorizes her hometown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is engaging in some pillow talk with the debut of “Headspace Guide to Sleep,” a seven-ep, short-form series that debuts Wednesday, April 28. The second of three series with Headspace and Vox Media Studios, the new series will address the myths and facts behind getting a good night’s rest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” heads to Hulu on Wednesday, April 28. This go-round, June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected new challenges.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anthology series “The Girlfriend Experience” returns to Starz for season 3 on Sunday, May 2. The reimagining of Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film of the same name explores the relationships between exclusive escorts and their clients, for whom they provide far more than just sex.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Catfish: The TV Show” is headed back to MTV on Tuesday, May 4 at 9p, following the premiere of “Teen Mom 2.” After a long year of quarantining, the Catfish are coming out of the woodwork and exec producer and host Nev Schulman and co-host Kamie Crawford are back to track down those online impersonators.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC is bringing back three series that shine the spotlight on the joys and challenges of raising children. A new season of “Little People, Big World” premieres Tuesday, May 11 at 9p; “7 Little Johnstons” is back Tuesday, May 25 at 8p; and “Doubling Down With the Derricos” returns Tuesday, June 1 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sophomore season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” drops Friday, May 14 on Disney+. The action again centers on the East High Wildcats, who are preparing to perform “Beauty and the Beast” as their spring musical in a face-off against rival school North High.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Love is in the air again at UPtv, which premieres “Starting Up Love” on Sunday, April 18 at 7p. Sparks fly when a workaholic wom hires a hunky caretaker to help her transform a mountainside cabin she inherited into a winter resort.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Big Interview with Dan Rather” features hip-hop trailblazer Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz of the Beastie Boys and his wife Kathleen Hanna, frontwoman of Bikini Kill and the punk rock pioneer who helped give life to the Riot Grrrl Movement, on the episode airing Wednesday, April 21 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Noticias Telemundo will honor Earth Day, April 22, with weeklong coverage beginning Monday, April 19. Anchor Vanessa Hauc will lead a series of daily on-air segments across Noticias Telemundo’s news programs exploring environmental issues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNet Movies will unleash six kaiju classics, airing as part of the “Godzilla Galore” block on Saturday, May 1. Titles include “Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla” and “Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo is revisiting some of the most memorable “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” moments with the A-May-Zing Bravo Party Week promo. Beginning Monday, May 3 at 10p, each of six eps features Cohen serving up surprises, nostalgia and candid conversations with Bravolebrities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What’s up, Doc? MeTV’s got the answer with “The Best of Bugs Bunny” week, May 3-7 on the net’s morning show Toon In With Me. The weeklong promo features some of the sassy rabbit’s most classic cartoons plus some special guests, beginning with “Rabbit Tracks,” a themed collection of shorts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ dropped the official trailer for upcoming short-films collection “Launchpad.” The collection of six films drops Friday May 28, featuring narratives from a new generation of storytellers all from underrepresented backgrounds. The filmmakers were selected from more than 1,100 US applicants.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streamer Acorn TV has a slate of new and returning series set for May.Suspense thriller “The Drowning” premieres Thursday, May 6 and “Blinded–Those Who Kill,” the spinoff to the Danish psychological drama “Darkness–Those Who Kill,” drops Monday, May 10, which also the release date for season 3 of “Keeping Faith.” Mystery drama “Whitstable Pearl” debuts Monday, May 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder will unleash a new movie every week in May. On tap at the streamer are alien abduction horror romp “Fried Barry,” witch hunt thriller “The Reckoning” and horror comedy “PG: Psycho Goreman.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Documentary Films acquired worldwide rights to “Cusp,” the doc feature that premiered at Sundance and earned directors Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt the emerging filmmaker special jury award. Set in a small Texs military town, “Cusp” chases three wild-spirited teenage girls as they live out a fever-dream summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock is digging deeper in the sandbox. The streamer ordered two new kids series—DIY renovation show “Backyard Blowout” and “Create the Escape,” which enables kids to design their own escape rooms. Both shows hail from Departure Films, the production shingle behind Universal Kids’ “Get Out of My Room,” and both include 10 half-hour eps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Big Heart World,” a multiplatform campaign rolling out throughout the year on Nickelodeon’s preschool service Noggin, seeks to promote children’s healthy social and emotional development. Content and resources featuring fan-favorite characters and new characters focus on three key learning areas: awareness of self, awareness of others and interpersonal strategies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vooks, a streaming platform bringing storybooks to life through animation, launched “Earth Yay!,” an original book honoring Earth Day. “We want to spread joy around the world and also encourage kids to get involved with the world around them,” said Russell Hirtzel, Vooks chief content officer and co-founder. “’Earth Yay!’ does just that—it’s funny, adorable and teaches about the solar system too.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oscar winner Common is joining season 2 of Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series “Never Have I Ever,” slated for a summer debut, in a recurring role… Daniel Breaker (“Billions,” “Mozart in the Jungle”) joins the chorus as a cast member of of Tina Fey and Meredith Scardino’s Peacock series “Girls5eva,” debuting May 6… Jasper Polish (“Force of Nature”), Darren Mann (“Fortunate Son”), Kevin Csolak (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Stevie Lynn Jones (“Nancy Drew”) are in for recurring roles in the sixth season of TNT’s “Animal Kingdom.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rob Delaney (“Catastrophe”) is in as a series regular opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris in “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” the drama that recently hopped from CBS All Access/Paramount+ to Showtime… Anupam Kher, who portrays Dr. Vijay Kapoor on NBC medical drama “New Amsterdam,” is existing the series. He’s been a regular on the show since its debut in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Perkins, the Vine creator and performer who in 2015 went viral for his three-second video in which he exclaimed “Hi, welcome to Chili’s!,” died April 12 of undisclosed causes. He was 24. Perkins’ Chili’s clip is reported to have amassed more than 20 million views in a year. He posted other popular Vine clips and later graduated from New York University with a degree in musical composition.
(Source: Cynopsis)