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    [wednesday, april 21, 2021]    
12:00 AM SHOWTIME cinema toast: familiesgiving (#101)
[series premiere]
12:01 AM HULU abc news special: it's not too late: earth day special
[special presentation]
12:30 AM SHOWTIME cinema toast: report on the canine auto-mechanical soviet threat (#102)
3:01 AM NETFLIX circle, the: snake in the grass / a love triangle / friend zoned.... / damage control (#205-208)
  DISCOVERY+ design star: next gen: design star: backstage pass (#107)
[one-hour special presentation]
  DISCOVERY+ laundry guy, the: tough fabrics, tougher stains (#106)
  NETFLIX law school: episode 3 (#103)
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: tell me when
[special presentation]
  PARAMOUNT+ tooning out the news: wednesday 4/21/21 virtue signal (tara palmeri) (#228)
  NETFLIX zero: season 1 (#101-108)
[series premiere]
12:00 PM FACEBOOK red table talk: is polyamory for you? (#404)
5:00 PM GSN chain reaction (reboot series): the faculty vs. the climbers (#143)
7:00 PM NBCSN nhl special: nashville at chicago
7:30 PM BYUtv making good: special kneads (#303)
  LIFETIME married at first sight: unfiltered: getting to the root (#1214)
8:00 PM TNT aew: dynamite: 042121 (#316)
  AXS TV big interview with dan rather, the: adam "ad-rock" horovitz & kathleen hanna (#902)
  CBS cbs special: the price is right at night
[one-hour special presentation]
  MTV challenge, the: double agents: the world is not enough (#3619-90)
[36th season finale]
  NBC chicago med: some things are worth the risk (#612)
  DISCOVERY expedition unknown: find my way home
  ABC goldbergs, the: the dating game (#818)
  The CW kung fu: patience (#103)
  LIFETIME married at first sight: retreat ready (#1215-120)
  FOX masked singer, the: super 8 - the plot chickens! (MS-507/508)
[back-to-back new episodes]
  TLC my 600-lb life: angie j: part 2: where are they now? (#W704)
  PBS nature: sharks of hawaii (#3906)
  BYUtv operation awesome: back to school cool (#107)
  SMITH smithsonian special: tasmania: curious life of quolls
8:30 PM ABC home economics: bounce house rental, $250 (#103)
9:00 PM AXS TV axs tv special: live @ home - n.e.r.d. (#102)
  HGTV bargain block: dormer and palm
  NBC chicago fire: natural born firefighter (#912)
  ABC conners, the: cheating, revelations and a box of doll heads (#318)
  A&E court cam: episode 330 (#330)
  DISCOVERY expedition x: the beast of bray road (#302)
  HISTORY forged in fire: forged in fire: wwe edition (#817)
  FOOD guy's grocery games: delivery: all-star family face-off, part 3 (#2612)
  SCIENCE how the universe works: curse of the white dwarf (#905)
  PBS nova: reef rescue
  BRAVO real housewives of new jersey, the: sinking ships (#1110)
  DIY restored: 1893 victorian
  CBS seal team: rearview mirror (#ST412)
  MOTORTREND texas metal: 8. texas square body (#408)
[4th season finale]
  NGC to catch a smuggler: fentanyl within (#211)
9:30 PM ABC call your mother: save the date (#111)
  A&E court cam: episode 331 (#331)
[3rd season finale]
  NBCSN nhl special: san jose at vegas
10:00 PM TRAVEL beyond the unknown: glacier inferno, sea serpent cecil and boogie bomb (#4R1R06)
  NBC chicago pd: due process (#812)
  FREEFORM good trouble: she's back (#3010)
[3rd season spring finale]
  HGTV house hunters: a slower lifestyle in portland, oregon
  A&E i survived a crime: get out of my house
[special presentation]
  DISCOVERY josh gates tonight: heeeeere's…joshy! (#302)
  ABC million little things, a: redefine (#311)
  PBS pbs special: critical care: america vs. the world -- pbs newshour presents
  USA queen of the south: no te pierdas la cabeza (#503)
  CBS s.w.a.t.: reckoning (#SWA414)
  TLC save my skin: back to the suture (#204)
  FX snowfall: fight or flight (#410)
[4th season finale]
  SCIENCE space's deepest secrets: bermuda triangle of space
  TNT tnt special: one on tnt iii
[one-hour special presentation]
  BRAVO watch what happens live with andy cohen: jackie goldschneider & brad goreski (#18073)
10:03 PM LIFETIME married at first sight: unmatchables: smell the love (#101)
[series premiere]
10:30 PM TBS full frontal with samantha bee: april 21, 2021 (#611)
  HGTV house hunters international: beat drops and flip flops in koh chang, thailand
  A&E i survived a crime: assaulted at work
[special presentation]
11:00 PM SYFY pole, the: christmas spirit never says die (#106)
[1st season finale]
  VICE vice news tonight: wednesday, april 21, 2021 (#5061)
11:30 PM E! nightly pop: tba

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2020-2021 season) 160 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 1863 series
· currently airing (spring 2021) 439 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 90 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 93 series
· new this summer (yet to premiere) 37 series
· returning this summer (yet to premiere) 61 series
· new this fall (yet to premiere) 5 series
· returning this fall (yet to premiere) 20 series
· new in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 280 series
· returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 353 series
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 405 series

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Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeat "NCIS" Tops Charts for CBS
The network held off the competition among total viewers last night.

[04/21/21 - 01:44 PM]
Disney and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unprecedented Post-Pay 1 Content Licensing Agreement
The deal covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 and begins for each film following its Pay 1 TV window.

[04/21/21 - 01:02 PM]
"Robot Chicken" Takes on Riverdale High with "The Bleepin' Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special" on May 23
In the half-hour special, Archie faces the action-packed return of Josie and the Pussycats from outer space to Riverdale in this animated comedy.

[04/21/21 - 01:00 PM]
OWN's Peabody Award-Winning Drama "David Makes Man" Set to Premiere Tuesday, June 22nd at 9p ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Season two finds David in his 30s (played by Kwame Patterson), a rising businessman facing an opportunity that will change him and his community forever.

[04/21/21 - 12:00 PM]
Apple Orders "Number One on the Call Sheet," Two Groundbreaking Companion Documentaries Celebrating Black Leading Women and Men in Hollywood
Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner, Dan Cogan, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Reginald Hudlin and Bryan Smiley are among the featured auspices.

[04/21/21 - 10:43 AM]
Hulu Originals' Series "How I Met Your Father," Starring Hilary Duff, from 20th Television Receives Straight-to-Series Order
"How I Met Your Mother" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will executive produce alongside Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

[04/21/21 - 10:36 AM]
Disney and Pixar's New Short "22 vs. Earth" Coming to Disney+ April 30
Set before the events of "Soul," the original short is directed by 21-year Pixar veteran Kevin Nolting.

[04/21/21 - 10:12 AM]
Julian Edelman Joins New Team at "Inside the NFL" for 2020-2021 Season
Edelman will join as an analyst when the series makes its debut on Paramount+ this September, kicking off its 43rd season on television.

[04/21/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Official Trailer and Key Art for the Max Original "The Big Shot with Bethenny," Premiering April 29
In the series, the next generation of business moguls will compete for a chance to be second-in-command to business tycoon and Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel, and win a coveted position working on her executive team.

[04/21/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K." - Trailer (Official) - A Hulu Original
An egomaniacal super villain struggles to maintain control of his evil organization after it is bought by a multinational tech company, all while juggling the needs of his demanding family.

[04/21/21 - 10:00 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeat "NCIS" Tops Charts for CBS
The network held off the competition among total viewers last night.

[04/21/21 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "Oxygen" - Official Trailer - Netflix
After waking up in a cryogenic unit, Liz fights to survive and remember who she is before her oxygen runs out.

[04/21/21 - 08:30 AM]
Apple Original Films Announce Multiple Sundance Award Winner "CODA" to Premiere in Theaters and on Apple TV+ on Friday, Aug. 13
Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family - a CODA, child of deaf adults.

[04/21/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Jungle Beat: The Movie" Trailer - Netflix Futures
When a lost and lonely alien crash-lands on Earth, his new crew of talking animal friends helps him get back home - and try to save the world.

[04/21/21 - 06:01 AM]
Roku Unveils "Roku Originals" Brand, Bringing Bold, Fresh Entertainment to The Roku Channel
Content from the Quibi acquisition in January will be re-branded as "Roku Originals" and will be launched on The Roku Channel.

[04/21/21 - 03:31 AM]
Video: Sardar Ka Grandson Welcomes You to Their Family! Netflix Launches the Trailer of the Heartwarming Film
A grandmother's last wish, a dedicated grandson, and a heartwarming journey, Netflix's upcoming film Sardar Ka Grandson promises warmth, love, and celebration of the bonds within a large Punjabi family.