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    [thursday, april 15, 2021]    
12:00 AM IFC back: episode 5 (#205)
  SYFY pole, the: like, not a christmas carol (#105)
12:01 AM AMAZON lol: last one laughing germany: tba (#105/106)
[1st season finale]
12:16 AM SYFY summoner, the: checkout (#109)
12:20 AM SYFY summoner, the: first date (#110)
[1st season finale]
12:30 AM IFC back: episode 6 (#206)
[2nd season finale]
3:01 AM BET+ bet+ special: american skin
[special presentation]
  PARAMOUNT+ challenge, the: all stars: tba (#103)
  AMC+ cold courage: tba (#108)
[1st season finale]
  CRACKLE crackle special: exit plan
[special presentation]
  SHUDDER creepshow: tba (#203)
  DISCOVERY+ deadly type with candice delong, the: the survivor (#109)
  AMC+ fear the walking dead: things left to do (#609)
  CRACKLE going from broke: real-time segments
  HBO MAX infinity train: season 4
[4th season premiere]
  NETFLIX law school: episode 2 (#102)
  HBO MAX made for love: tba (#107/108)
[1st season finale]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: ride or die
[special presentation]
  PARAMOUNT+ no activity: tba (#402)
  ALLBLK notorious queens: tba (#103)
  DISCOVERY+ restaurant recovery: snoop to the rescue / saving smokey's (#101/102)
[series premiere]
  BET+ ruthless: tba (#208)
  HBO MAX sesame street: we wonder what happened to snowman (#5123)
  SHUDDER shudder feature film special: the banishing
[special presentation]
  AMC+ spy city: tba (#101)
[series premiere]
  AMC+ talking dead: tba
  PARAMOUNT+ tooning out the news: tba
  HBO MAX wahl street: tba
[series premiere]
  AMC+ walking dead, the: episode diaries (#1019)
  HULU younger: a decent proposal / it's the end of the world, worm girl / fka millennial / risky business (#701-704)
[7th season premiere]
  PARAMOUNT+ younger: a decent proposal / it's the end of the world, worm girl / fka millennial / risky business (#701-704)
[7th season premiere]
9:00 AM YOUTUBE retro tech: tba (#203)
9:30 AM GSN get a clue: bowl me over (#264)
12:00 PM FACEBOOK at home with the robertsons: could willie robertson win a beauty pageant? (#104)
5:00 PM GSN chain reaction (reboot series): debate club trio vs. team canine (#139)
6:00 PM GSN people puzzler: iconic (#164)
7:30 PM CARTOON apple & onion: nothing can stop us
  TNT nba special: milwaukee bucks vs. atlanta hawks
7:45 PM CARTOON apple & onion: good job
8:00 PM FOOD beat bobby flay: veggin' out (#2710)
  FOX hell's kitchen: what happens in vegas... (HK-1915)
  AXS TV impact wrestling: 041521 (#2115)
  E! keeping up with the kardashians: great ex-pectations (#2005)
  NBC manifest: wingman (#303)
  OXYGEN mark of a killer: the englewood killer (#304)
  MTV mtv floribama shore: tba (#409)
  HGTV no demo reno: hello yellow (#1R2R03)
  ABC station 19: here it comes again (#412)
  PBS this old house hour, the: house fire reclamation (#4219)
  BRAVO top chef: pan african portland (#1803)
  The CW walker: rule number 17 (#109)
  CBS young sheldon: mitch's son and the unconditional approval of a government agency (#YS414)
8:30 PM PBS this old house hour, the: ask this old house "flickering lights, brick stairs" (#1919)
  CBS united states of al: shorts / neykar (#USA102)
9:00 PM UPtv bringing up bates: smitten in the smoky mountains (#1002)
  A&E first 48, the: bad cinderella (#448)
  TV ONE for my man: unholy matrimony (shavonne carter) (#617)
  E! for real: the story of reality tv: how the other half lives (#104)
  ABC grey's anatomy: sign o' the times (#1712)
  FOX last man standing: butterfly effect (LMS-915)
  NBC law & order: special victims unit: our words will not be heard (#2211)
  The CW legacies: all's well that ends well (#310)
  OXYGEN living with a serial killer: scotland's worst predator: peter tobin (#102-90)
  LIFETIME married at first sight: australia: australia: season 6, episodes 21 & 22 (#621/622)
  CBS mom: endorphins and a toasty tushy (#MOM814)
  FOOD restaurant: impossible: colorado couple in crisis (#1707)
  SCIENCE strange evidence: curse of the dragon's fire (#506)
  BRAVO summer house: derby days (#511)
  HISTORY swamp people: to the rescue (#1211)
  ID time to kill, a: what happened to lauren? (#207)
[returns from hiatus]
  WE waka & tammy: what the flocka: marriage is intense (#205)
  TBS wipeout: omfg girl run! (#103)
9:30 PM CBS b positive: love life support (#BP114)
  VICE dark side of the ring: confidential: the last ride of the road warriors
  FOX moodys, the: episode 204 (MDS-204)
10:00 PM FXX cake: mask off (#407)
  FOOD chef boot camp: sloppy, snarky and silent (#101)
  FREEFORM everything's gonna be okay: emperor scorpion (#2003)
  COOKING fire masters: a blaze of glory (#312)
  HGTV house hunters: large and unique in stafford, virginia
  AXS TV impact in 60: best of the good brothers (#145)
  TRUTV impractical jokers: space oddity (#V910)
  WE joseline's cabaret: miami: welcome to joseline's cabaret miami, b… (#101)
[series premiere]
  NBC law & order: organized crime: say hello to my little friends (#103)
  TNT nba special: boston celtics vs. los angeles lakers
  A&E nightwatch: a light in the darkness (#46)
  E! overserved with lisa vanderpump: a night in morocco: jeannie mai & meagan good (#105)
  BRAVO watch what happens live with andy cohen: yvette nicole brown & john stamos (#18069)
  SCIENCE what on earth?: lost city of the vampires (#906)
10:01 PM ABC rebel: patient x (#102)
10:30 PM TRUTV fast foodies: fortune feimster (#V110)
[1st season finale]
  HGTV house hunters international: newly single in warsaw, poland
11:00 PM TBS conan: russell crowe (#1135)
  COMEDY daily show with trevor noah, the: tba
  SHOWTIME desus & mero: weekend dad (#319)
  TRUTV impractical jokers: after party - space oddity (#V401)
  VICE vice news tonight: thursday, april 15, 2021 (#5058)
11:30 PM VICE kings of kush: mold's the enemy (#105)
  E! nightly pop: tba

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2020-2021 season) 153 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 1846 series
· currently airing (spring 2021) 437 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 104 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 92 series
· new this summer (yet to premiere) 33 series
· returning this summer (yet to premiere) 53 series
· new this fall (yet to premiere) 4 series
· returning this fall (yet to premiere) 14 series
· new in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 276 series
· returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 364 series
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 402 series

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Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Leads Demo Race for NBC
An all-repeat CBS however is the most-watched network last night.

[04/14/21 - 12:52 PM]
The Spring League Football Makes Broadcast Television Debut Saturday, May 8 on FOX
For the first time ever, TSL football will air on broadcast television, with six regular season games as well as its championship matchup airing on FOX.

[04/14/21 - 11:26 AM]
MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" Returns with All-New Episodes Kicking Off Tuesday, May 4 at 9pm ET/PT
Executive producer and host Nev Schulman and co-host Kamie Crawford are back to track down online impersonators who have been taking advantage of people just looking for someone to cuff up with.

[04/14/21 - 10:59 AM]
"Warrior" Season Three Comes to HBO Max
The first two seasons, which premiered on Cinemax, are now streaming on HBO Max via HBO platforms.

[04/14/21 - 10:30 AM]
CBS Renews "Tough as Nails," The Competition Series Celebrating Hardworking, Everyday Heroes, for Seasons Three and Four
The series is created by Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan and his producing partner Louise Keoghan, who are also executive producers.

[04/14/21 - 10:02 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Leads Demo Race for NBC
An all-repeat CBS however is the most-watched network last night.

[04/14/21 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Acquires Worldwide Rights to "Cusp" from Sundance Award Winning Filmmakers Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt
Set in a small military town in Texas, the film chases three wild-spirited teenage girls as they live out a fever-dream summer, when the strictures of adolescence clash with the growing desire for personal agency.

[04/14/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Dance of the 41" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A secretly gay congressman marries the Mexican president's daughter, but is then found cavorting with a young man at a private party. And then scandal hits.

[04/14/21 - 09:22 AM]
Peacock Builds Original Kids and Family Programming with Two Unscripted Design Series, "Backyard Blowout" and "Create the Escape"
Focusing on DIY design, creation and home renovations, the series will mark Peacock's first venture into kids and family unscripted programming.

[04/14/21 - 09:02 AM]
"Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" A-MAY-Zing Bravo Party Week Begins Monday, May 3 at 10PM ET/PT
In each episode, Andy will serve up spicy surprises, nostalgic memories and candid conversations with Bravolebrities you know and love.

[04/14/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Headspace Guide to Sleep" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Each episode unpacks misconceptions, offers friendly tips and concludes with a guided wind-down.

[04/14/21 - 09:00 AM]
Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation Announce Exquisite Animated Short Film "Blush"
"Blush" follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut's chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet.

[04/14/21 - 09:00 AM]
First Lady Jill Biden, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, John Oliver and Rosie Perez Join the Star-Studded Roster for ABC's "Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days"
Stevie Wonder, known for his iconic performances of "123 Sesame Street" and "Superstition" on the beloved series, will perform his re-imagined version of "Sesame Street" classic "Sunny Days" for the documentary.

[04/14/21 - 08:01 AM]
HGTV Filming New Competition Series "Battle on the Beach" with Network Stars Mentoring Teams of Up-and-Coming Flippers to a $50,000 Win
The competition will play out over the course of six hour-long episodes premiering in the summer of 2021.

[04/14/21 - 08:00 AM]
TLC Celebrates Family with the Return of Three Beloved Series This Spring
"Doubling Down with the Derricos," "Little People, Big World" and "7 Little Johnstons" are all due back.

[04/14/21 - 07:02 AM]
CBS Sports Reveals All-Star Announce Team for Superstar Racing Experience Inaugural Season
The brand-new racing series will run on six consecutive Saturday nights in primetime beginning Saturday, June 12.