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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: episodes 5-8 (#205-208)
  DISCOVERY+ laundry guy, the: tba (#106)
  NETFLIX law school: episode 3 (#103)
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: tell me when
[special presentation]
  PARAMOUNT+ tooning out the news: tba
  NETFLIX zero: season 1
[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: tba
  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) 159 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 1865 series
· currently airing (spring 2021) 441 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 91 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 90 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) 15 series
· new in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 278 series
· returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 357 series
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 402 series

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Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Charts with "9-1-1" Return
The network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/21 - 05:30 PM]
Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell to Anchor "The Chauvin Verdict," A Live, One-Hour Special on the Trial of a Minneapolis Police Officer for the Death of George Floyd
King will anchor the special, airing tonight at 10:00/9:00c on CBS, from Minneapolis and O'Donnell from Washington, D.C.

[04/20/21 - 02:04 PM]
CBS Opts for Repeats Tonight; Originals Pushed to Next Tuesday
"NCIS," "FBI" and "FBI: Most Wanted" will be back on April 27.

[04/20/21 - 12:01 PM]
Nathalie Kelley, Colin Donnell and Patti Murin Star in an All New Original Mystery "To Catch a Spy" on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
The movie, due on June 20, is currently filming on location in Malta.

[04/20/21 - 11:32 AM]
Key Art Debut - A Hulu Original "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K."
"Marvel's M.O.D.O.K" premieres all episodes May 21, only on Hulu.

[04/20/21 - 10:36 AM]
Vice President Kamala Harris Joins discovery+ and NowThis Earth Day Climate Special, "Action Planet: Meeting the Climate Challenge"
The special will premiere on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, across Discovery's streaming service discovery+, and will then broadcast in primetime that evening on OWN at 9pm EST, Discovery at 10pm EST, and at 11pm EST on Science Channel.

[04/20/21 - 10:25 AM]
Video: Apple Reveals Premiere Date and Teaser Trailer for the Second Season of Its Award-Winning, Comedy Phenomenon "Ted Lasso," Debuting Friday, July 23
The broadly acclaimed, hit series has already been renewed for a third season ahead of its season two premiere.

[04/20/21 - 10:19 AM]
Hulu Announces Original Documentary "Homeroom"
The project is Peter Nicks' final chapter in a trilogy of films examining the relationship between health care, criminal justice, and education in Oakland, CA over the past decade.

[04/20/21 - 10:17 AM]
Launching Only on Hulu, ABC News Originals Examines the Climate Crisis and Potential Solutions with "It's Not Too Late: Earth Day Special," Hosted by ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee
Zee will take viewers on a global journey of discovery to showcase the planet's rich biodiversity that's at stake, the scientific link between extreme weather and climate change, and the auto industry's bold plans to become carbon neutral within the next 20 years.

[04/20/21 - 10:04 AM]
YouTube Announces New Slate of Original Content Bringing Together Climate and Sustainability Leaders Including Bill Gates
Highlights include the return of "Create Together" and "BookTube" on April 22.

[04/20/21 - 10:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Charts with "9-1-1" Return
The network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/21 - 09:59 AM]
HBO's "The Crime of the Century," A Searing Investigation Revealing the Inner Workings of the Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Behind the Opioid Epidemic, Debuts May 10
Directed by Alex Gibney, the two-part documentary is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enabled over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates.

[04/20/21 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "Adventure Time: Distant Lands" - Together Again - HBO Max
Will Finn and Jake be best bros forever as they embark on the most important adventure of their lives?

[04/20/21 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "The Upshaws" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A working-class family in Indiana struggles to make it work and make it right without the blueprint to do it.

[04/20/21 - 09:17 AM]
Dakota Johnson to Star in "Persuasion"
The Netflix film takes a modern, witty approach to a beloved story while still remaining true to Jane Austen's classic novel.

[04/20/21 - 08:59 AM]
NBA Legend, Dwyane Wade, Hosts TBS' New High-Stakes Game Show "The Cube" Premiering on Thursday, June 10 at 9 PM ET/PT
"The Cube" features new challenges in every episode to keep the teams on their feet and allow host and executive producer Dwyane to show his own skills.