YouTube Unveils New ‘Seasonal’ Ad Packages, ‘Greenlight’ Program Enabling Creators To Develop A Branded Series

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Ahead of its annual Brandcast advertiser event, which is slated to take place virtually again this year on May 4, YouTube has unveiled a new ad offering under its YouTube Select ad program, which marks a rebrand of its former Google Preferred product that rolled out in May.

While Google Preferred previously bundled the platform’s top 5% most brand-friendly channels and sold advertising against them at a premium, YouTube Select adds so-called ‘prime packs’ into the mix — or collections of channels curated around a particular theme, like cooking or beauty.

Now, the latest offering under YouTube Select will allow advertisers in the U.S. to buy from a rolling set of seasonal sponsorships on a quarterly basis. These sponsorships will focus on what’s prominent in culture during any given time of year, YouTube says, such as Mother’s Day (during which time advertisers can purchase full ownership of top moms’ channels like WhatsUpMoms), Black Music Appreciation Month (enabling advertisers to buy across relevant playlists and channels like Joe Budden TV), Summer Wellness, and Women’s History Month.

“The breadth of the seasonal slate means advertisers have a much wider variety of opportunities to celebrate diverse communities and topics, and reach their audiences where they are watching,” Molly Quinn, Google’s head of strategy for its U.S. agency video team, wrote in a company blog post.

YouTube also provided some additional color about another ad program called YouTube Greenlight, which brings together a group of emerging creators to pitch an original series based on a specific advertiser’s goals. The sponsorship includes a custom creator pitch session, a fully-funded creator original series with integrations, and paid promotion across YouTube.

A YouTube spokesperson tells Tubefilter that Greenlight was actually introduced last year, but the company is offering more opportunities to be a part of it in 2021. Ensuing series will live on creators’ channels, but won’t officially tout the YouTube Originals designation.

Finally, on the advertising front, YouTube unveiled several key tentpoles for its its 2021 upfront programming slate, which includes NFL Game Day All Access, Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards, and a new slate of sustainability-focused originals that will bow later this year.

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Emilia Clarke Joins Marvel’s Secret Invasion Series at Disney+

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Secret Invasion may well be the most highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe series to date.

Less than a day after it was teased that Olivia Colman would be joining the series comes an exciting new announcement.

Emilia Clarke is trading in Game of Thrones for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to Variety, the actress, who played Daenerys Targaryen on all eight seasons of the HBO epic, has joined the cast.

As has been the case ever since the series was unveiled, no details on who Clarke will be playing have been revealed.

Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn will reprise their previous roles in the MCU for the series, while Kingsley Ben-Adir is set to play a villain.

Jackson played Nick Fury, while Mendelsohn will play Skrull Talos.

No details have been revealed about Colman’s character. Colman is coming off a two-season stint as Queen Elizabeth II on the Netflix juggernaut, The Crown.

Kyle Bradstreet, best known for his work on Mr. Robot, is attached to write and executive produce the series.

Clarke was nominated for four Emmys for her turn on Game of Thrones.

Secret Invasion is not Clarke’s first time working with Disney. She previously played Qi’ra in the Star Wars movie Solo in 2019.

She also played the female lead in the 2019 movie Last Christmas and is also attached to lend her voice to the 2022 movie, The Amazing Maurice.

The MCU has proven to be a big hit on streaming for Disney+.

The bulk of the shows were delayed from planned 2020 premieres due to the pandemic, with WandaVision becoming the first MCU show to arrive on the streaming service.

It launched to rave reviews and a lot of views.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier followed up with more of the same, and Loki is set to shine in June on the streamer.

Other series on Disney+ set in the MCU include Loki, What If…?, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Monn Knight, She-Hulk, Ironheart, Armor Wars, a series set in Wakanda, and an untiled Echo series.

What are your thoughts on this news?

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The new and improved Apple Siri Remote works with your old Apple TV

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What you need to know

  • Apple just announced a new Apple TV remote, priced at $59.
  • The new Siri Remote can be ordered April 30.

No need to buy a new Apple TV 4K just to ditch that remote.

Apple TV 4K just got a refresh but the big news is the arrival of a new Siri Remote and, yes, it’ll work just fine with your old Apple TV.

That means you won’t need to buy a whole new Apple TV 4K just to be able to get your hands on a remote that works!

The Siri Remote (2nd generation) brings precise control to your Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.¹ Its all-new touch-enabled clickpad lets you click titles, swipe through playlists, and use a circular gesture on the outer ring to find just the scene you’re looking for. And with Siri, you can find what you want to watch using just your voice.

The newly refreshed Apple Siri Remote will sell for $59 when it goes on sale on April 30. You’ll need to wait until the second half of May before you can get your hands on it, unfortunately.

But hey, if you consider the price of the Lightning Cable you’ll get in the box, this remote suddenly doesn’t seem so expensive at $59.


The new Apple TV 4K comes with a new Siri Remote

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Apple announced a new Apple TV 4K today, which will come with a new Siri Remote.

In addition to the existing Siri support, this new aluminum remote features a redesigned clickpad that allows for circular gestures in the outer ring, which viewers can use to quickly find the scene they’re looking for. And to eliminate the need to reach for another remote, it also includes a mute button and a power button for your actual TV.

The new Apple TV 4K is built with Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, which the company says will allow it to support higher-quality video, specifically high frame rate HDR and Dolby Vision at 60 frames per second.

Of course, picture quality also depends on the TV itself. But Apple announced a new feature to address the situation, and it’s not limited to people who purchase the new device. To improve the color balance on their TV, any Apple TV owner should be able to use the light sensor in their iPhone to measure their current balance, and the output from their Apple TV will be adjusted accordingly.

The new Apple TV 4K will be available for $179 for 32 gigabytes (or $199 if you want to double the storage capacity), with orders starting on April 30 and availability in the second half of May. You’ll also be able to buy an Apple TV HD with the new Siri Remote for $149, or the remote alone for $59.

“With the A12 Bionic and the all-new Siri Remote, Apple TV 4K lets customers enjoy their favorite shows, movies, and more in the highest quality, with simple and intuitive controls,” said Apple Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Bob Borchers in a statement. “And of course, Apple TV 4K offers easy access to Apple services, along with thousands of apps on the App Store for even more entertainment options.”


Apple announces new Apple TV 4K with A12 Bionic, new remote, and more

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV 4K just got a big update.
  • The newly updated box will support HDR in high frame rate for the first time.
  • A new configuration and calibration feature will use your iPhone, too.
  • There’s a new Apple TV remote, too

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Apple just updated the Apple TV 4K, adding support for a new remote, HDR in high frame rates, and more. The addition of an Apple A12 Bionic processor also means that all of this is possible, too.

The key point here is the newly redesigned Apple TV Siri Remote, made from aluminum and not glass. There’s a new click pad that is also touch enabled, making it easier to use than the existing controller, too. That remote is also built from 100% recycled aluminum, of course.

Apple says the new Siri Remote can now control your TV via new power and mute buttons as well. So yay for that!

That beefy new A12 Bionic also means we can enjoy HDR content at high frame rates for the first time.

With A12 Bionic, Apple TV 4K now supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video, enabling fast-moving action at 60 frames per second (fps) to play more smoothly and appear more lifelike than ever before.1 Apple is working with leading video providers around the world, including FOX Sports, NBCUniversal, Paramount+, Red Bull TV, and Canal+, as they begin to stream in high frame rate HDR. And with high frame rate support in AirPlay, videos shot on iPhone 12 Pro can be displayed in full 60-fps Dolby Vision on the new Apple TV 4K.

Moving on, Apple also confirmed that we will be able to calibrate our new Apple TV 4K using our iPhones for the first time, making it easier to adjust color balance and more for a more accurate image. Apple says this will make a huge difference to the way our content appears on-screen, but we’ll have to confirm that ourselves when the new boxes ship.

Speaking of ship dates, the refreshed Apple TV 4K starts at $179 starting April 30, with availability beginning May. The base model ships with 32GB of storage, but $199 will get you the 64GB version if you’re concerned about having enough space for all those Apple ARcade games.

Apple TV 4K

$179 at Apple

The new Apple TV 4K features the A12 Bionic, high-refresh-rate HDR, and a new Siri Remote.


YouTube Vet, Maker Studios Co-Founder ‘Kassem G’ Lands Hosting Gig At Soon-To-Relaunch G4

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YouTube veteran Kassem ‘G’ Gharaibeh has landed a new gig at gamer and pop culture-focused TV and digital network G4 as a member of its on-air talent team.

Gharaibeh will bring his comedic chops to G4’s content across all platforms, including to its flagship series Attack of the Show!

Gharaibeh’s hire arrives ahead of G4’s long-anticipated relaunch, which is slated for later this summer. The network first bowed in 2002 and ceased operations in 2014. A revival on both linear and digital platforms was announced in July 2020.

“Kassem is a gifted comedian and one of the first YouTube creators to popularize San Diego Comic-Con through his hilarious man-on-the-street coverage of fan culture on the convention floor,” Grace Lê, G4’s director of development, said in a statement. “In addition to being an award-winning host, Kassem is incredibly knowledgeable about geek and pop-culture and we’re so excited to bring his talent and expertise to G4’s programming.”

Gharaibeh launched his YouTube channel in 2006 and was one of the co-founders of seminal multi-channel network Maker Studios, which was subsequently acquired by Disney.

Other recent announcements at G4 ahead of its relaunch include the addition of esports pundit Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez to its on-air talent team, the return of popular game show Ninja Warrior, and a partnership with the WWE for a video game competition series later this year hosted by pro wrestler Xavier Woods.

You can check out Gharaibeh’s announcement video right here:

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Spring Loaded: What analysts say about Apple’s Podcast+ plan

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Apple’s preparing to intensify its interest in podcasting
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Apple is expected to extend its services catalog with an all-new premium podcast service at its Spring Loaded event today. This is what Futuresource analyst Alexandre Jornod had to say about this speculation.

Why Podcast+ makes sense

Podcast consumption has radically increased during the pandemic. Futuresource published its Living with Digital consumer research conducted in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Canada in February 2021. It found that the share of respondents listening to podcasts has increased from 36% in 2019 to 41% at the end of 2020.

“With the appetite for podcasts continuing to grow globally, it could make sense for Apple to start offering a premium subscription dedicated to podcasts, including multiple exclusive shows,” the analyst says.

Already, 82% of children and students listening to podcasts do so on at least a weekly basis, Futuresource said. (34% of kids use tablets to listen to music, they also said).

What Apple brings

Apple is a big name in podcasting. Even the term ‘podcasting’ was inspired by the company’s iPod. Yet Apple has arguably failed to exploit the connection, beyond the podcasting app.

Meanwhile, competing streaming services are investing in podcasts to compete on a channel basis. Think radio in which you pay for every frequency.

Why should Spotify have all the music?

Apple also knows it is in competition with Spotify, which decided to make podcasts a key pillar of its ‘Audio-First’ strategy two years ago. Since then Spotify has been “aggressively investing in this market,” Jornod said. Amazon and others are also beginning to invest in content, pushing Apple to act.

Services are where the future is

As hardware sinks into the background, services will help Apple consolidate/manage its income while freeing it from the unpredictability of new product launches.

Expanding services helps boost services revenues and also helps diversify its business base.

What about Apple One?

Podcasts+ may help juice interest in Apple’s Apple One service, the analyst speculates.

“The podcast subscription could potentially be bundled to Apple Music as well as its all-in-one service bundle Apple One,” Jornod said. This could “help [in] convincing more people to subscribe to these services and create additional synergies.”

Babbel sample podcasts page.

But what is the business plan?

Apple has agreed to pay much more per stream than any other music streaming service, so it’s reasonable to think it respects and places value in content.

However, in the case of a podcast subscription service, how will contributors get paid? Will a subscription be split between all parties? Will it be free but subsidized by ad revenue? Or will Apple simply set up a system that lets any podcast creator request a subscription fee and take a slice of that money?

“So far, podcasts have been primarily monetised through ads but a podcast subscription service could possibly involve a different business model, notably as Apple has been historically against offering ads within its range of services,” the analyst said.

We will learn of the business plan if this service is announced.

How will it work?

It seems likely Apple will leverage technologies it acquired with ScoutFM last year. ScoutFM technology created curated channels of podcasts in radio like feeds for playback, crafted to reflect a person’s interests. Apple also recruited former National Geographic director of Podcasts, Emily Ochsenslager in 2019, which suggests a content-led approach, as reflected across the rest of the company’s services.

Will Podcasts for Windows be next?

The analyst isn’t saying, but I think so. I doubt the speculation of these services for Windows will prove false, particularly given XCloud support for iOS. I’d also speculate that the service will also be made available to smart TVs, streaming sticks and other devices that support Apple TV.

We’ll hopefully learn more on this later on.

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Longtime YouTuber Film Festival ‘Buffer’ Unveils London Expansion

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Eight-year-old Buffer Festival, the Toronto-based online video gathering where YouTube creators showcase their works in the vein of a film festival, is venturing across the pond.

The event will host its first-ever London event from October 29 to 31 at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema. Buffer London will feature both live and virtual programming, including content screenings, an educational series, and a red carpet gala. Tickets will be available here beginning May 6, ranging in price from 20 to 100 pounds (roughly $28 to $140).

Confirmed attendees thus far include TomSka, Elle Mills, Dodie, Taz Alam, Tom Scott, Molly Burke, Espen Johnson, Julie Nolke, Julia Nunes, Myles Wheeler, Tre Melvin, Sammy Paul, Josh Pieters, Archie Manners, Jack Howard, Dean Dobbs, and Will McDaniel.

For the U.K. gathering, Buffer is partnering with LifeStyle Edge, a live events company that is also behind The London International Music Show and Bricklive, a convention for Lego fans. Lifestyle Edge is licensing the Buffer name for the London edition, while Buffer will handle all creative for the upcoming event. The specific terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it calls for an option for two more subsequent annual events.

This isn’t the first time that Buffer has expanded beyond its Canadian origins; in May 2018, it held an event in Los Angeles with Jon Cozart, Shan Boodram, and more. And Buffer tells Tubefilter that even more expansion is on the horizon, with events in additional cities planned for 2022 and beyond.

“We could not be more excited to be bringing Buffer Festival to London,” Buffer CEO Scott Benzie said in a statement. “Creators from the U.K. have always been part of the bedrock of Buffer programming, in a strange way it’s a kind of homecoming for the festival.”

Buffer last took place in Toronto in 2019 — with the 2020 iteration cancelled due to COVID — after Canadian YouTube giant WatchMojo tendered an undisclosed investment in the Festival, and also teamed on programming. At the time, WatchMojo CEO Ashkan Karbasfrooshan joined Buffer Festival’s leadership team to grow its scale and scope.

Buffer is tentatively slated return to Toronto from Aug. 26 to 29 in partnership with Fan Expo Canada, a speculative fiction fan convention. It will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in the John Bassett Theatre.

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Byron Bay locals stage protest on water

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This is publicity you can’t buy…

Locals in Byron Bay, unhappy with suggestions their town will form a backdrop to an upcoming Netflix docusoap, took to water to stage a protest.

A ‘protest-paddle’ was staged on water this morning over objections to the recently announced, Byron Baes planning to follow a ‘feed’ of hot Instagrammers creating drama content.

Their objections have already reached as far as the BBC and Hollywood Reporter.

This comes before any evidence of how the tourist town may be portrayed in the series.

Local mayor Simon Richardson told ABC he has no problem with local influencers posting from Byron.

“I guess what the problem is, is if external organisations exploit who we are, exploit or community, exploit.. I guess… a 30 to 40 year old developed reputation and energy that’s here.

He added, “It’s not the people themselves it’s how it’s portrayed…. if we become a laughing stock through a vacuous, fake show it could have …big sensitivity challenges for us but actually economic challenges.”

But Associate Professor David Waller, who heads the University of Technology Sydney’s marketing faculty, said the protesters were giving the show they hate free publicity.

“[Netflix] will be loving it. It’s getting them a lot of free publicity and coverage on television networks,” Dr Waller, who has previously worked in the film industry, said.

“It’s a clever strategy, a lot of companies will use controversy to build awareness … if you’re getting your opposition to talk about you, you must be doing something right.”

He added, “This footage of the opposition and protests may end up in the documentary even.”

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Apple TV (2021): Release date, rumors, price, features, and more

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It’s been three years since the Apple TV was updated, so we’re hoping that a new one drops during the “Spring loaded” event.

Apple’s “Spring loaded” event is approaching, and this means we could be getting a new, 6th-generation Apple TV. After all, it’s been over three years since the Apple TV 4K launched, and it’s well overdue for a refresh with a new A-series chip and possibly a remote makeover to make it easier to use.

Here’s everything we know so far about the Apple TV (2021).

What’s the latest on the Apple TV (2021)?

While we did not get a March Apple event like the leakers originally predicted, we expect an updated Apple TV (2021) to drop during Apple’s “Spring loaded” event on April 20, 2021. After all, this event indicates that there could be a slew of new products coming since it takes up a two-hour slot when you add it to your calendar.

We are unsure whether the next Apple TV is just going to be announced and will ship later in the year or if it will be ready sometime in the spring. We will update this as we get confirmation during the event.

What are the specs for the Apple TV (2021)?

The latest rumors about the next-generation Apple TV seem to focus on turning it into a gaming machine with an updated processor and redesigned remote.

The next Apple TV (2021) may come equipped with an A12X processor to enable more powerful gaming experiences on the machine. This can make sense when you look at how Apple is trying to bring premium gaming experiences to its platforms through Apple Arcade.

Leakers also predict that the next Apple TV (2021) will have 64GB and 128GB storage options. If the focus of the Apple TV shifts towards gaming, doubling the storage capacity makes sense since games can have large file sizes.

What about the Apple TV (2021) remote?

The current iterations of the Apple TV remote have been, well, less than ideal and many people want to see the current Apple TV remote die. It is very likely that it may indeed go the way of the dodo and get replaced with a new, easier-to-use remote in the next iteration.

The new remote may have been developed under the codename of “B519,” which is different from the current Siri Remote that is identified as “B439.”

Little else is known about this updated Apple TV remote. While we thought we had a first look at what a new Apple TV remote could look like, it turned out to be an alternative remote created with Universal Electronics for cable services.

What version of tvOS can the Apple TV (2021) run?

We aren’t expecting an update to tvOS until WWDC 2021, so that means that the next Apple TV (2021) will continue to run tvOS 14. This was a significant update, though, and it brought some great new features for Apple TV owners.

With the next Apple TV (2021) and tvOS 14, we can expect better hardware for the new Control Center for the best HomeKit accessories, multiple Apple Arcade user support, more game controller support, and an amazing Picture-in-picture mode.

How much will the Apple TV (2021) cost?

Currently, the Apple TV 4K is $179 for the 32GB size and $199 for the 64GB version. We won’t know until the Apple event on April 20, but we expect an updated Apple TV (2021) to be similar in price. However, we do hope to see Apple lower the price tag a little bit because you can easily get competing products for less.


TV tonight: our highlights for Tuesday 20th April

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Holby City is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight Holby City

Will Max find out who the hospital thief is in Holby, time is running out for The Syndicate, and there’s a chain reaction for Katherine Ryan in All That Glitters. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

The Syndicate, 9pm, BBC1

TV tonight The Syndicate

Jake needs funds for the custody battle over his daughter

With their stay in Monaco costing a fortune, time is running out for the syndicate, who are no closer to proving newsagent Frank stole their lottery ticket. This week, Jake agonises over the custody battle he’s locked in with his ex, Georgina, over their daughter, Eva. With no home or steady income, Jake’s convinced he’s not going to win, especially as Georgina has been lying about him to her solicitor. Can the syndicate track down their missing money, so Jake can have his day in court? This series is proving to be the fun-filled escape we all need. 

★★ VW

Holby City, 7.50pm, BBC1

TV tonight Holby City

Will Louis confess all to his mum?

We were really beginning to like Louis, well, that was before he started stealing gear from the hospital to help get his old friend Vicky back on her feet. This week he’s caught red-handed by junior doctors Josh and Jeong! Will he have the guts to tell his mum (who just happens to be Holby CEO Max) that he’s the thief? Elsewhere, Dom asks Ange if she’ll assist in his stoma reversal and he’s furious when she refuses, saying she won’t participate in an unethical and dangerous operation. And, as Lucky’s suspicions grow about Kian’s sobriety, she issues him an ultimatum… 

★★★★ VW

All That Glitters: Britain’s Next Jewellery Star, 8pm, BBC2

TV tonight All That Glitters

Testing their metal: Host Katherine Ryan

When is a chain not a chain? When it’s a necklace, apparently, and anyone unaware of the subtle but important difference between the two (including us!) will be educated tonight as Shaun and Solange challenge the seven remaining jewellers to produce an 18-inch chain collar for the Bestseller Challenge – and not everyone’s finished product fits the brief according to Solange’s firmly held standards. Luckily there’s a chance for redemption in the Bespoke round, where armed forces DJ Chris is commissioning a sweetheart brooch for his wife Kelly to wear on her next tour of duty – and the task requires some very tricky enamelling… 

★★★★ SP

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Arrested Development, seasons one to five, Netflix

TV tonight Arrested Development

Jessica Walter stars

Actress Jessica Walter, who died last month aged 80, plays imperious, drink-sodden matriarch Lucille Bluth in this comedy gem about the oddball, selfish members of a once wealthy family who continue to lead extravagant lives despite their assets being frozen.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

To the Stars, 7.05pm, Sky Cinema Premiere/NOW

In early 1960s Oklahoma, introverted farm girl Kara Hayward (best known for her lead in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom) develops a kinship with bold, brassy new girl, Liana Liberato. So far, so typical. But when other elements come into play, the movie expands to deliver some universal truths. It’s no classic, but the fine photography, keen-eyed direction and strong cast deliver a decent message about the strength of self-discovery.

Live sport

  • Premier League Football: Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion 7.30pm (k-o 8pm), Sky Sports Premier League/NOW

Soaps on TV tonight

  • EastEnders, 7.30pm
  • Emmerdale, 7pm
  • Hollyoaks, 6.30pm

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Holby City on TV tonight – will Louis lose his job?

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

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YouTube Demonetizes James Charles’ Channel Following Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

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YouTube has temporarily demonetized James Charles’ channel following allegations he sent sexual text messages to minors.

“We can confirm that we had applied our creator responsibility policy and temporarily removed James Charles from the YouTube Partner Program,” YouTube tells Tubefilter.

The platform’s Creator Responsibility policy allows YouTube to demonetize or suspend creators for causing harm to the community as a whole, even if they and/or their content didn’t expressly violate its Community Guidelines.

YouTube cited this same policy when it demonetized David Dobrik’s channels last month, Shane Dawson’s channels in June 2020, and Logan Paul‘s channel in 2018.

Charles, who is 21, has faced numerous allegations of sexual misconduct over the past two years. Most recently, two minors came forward with accusations that he sent them sexual messages and nude photos.

In an apology video uploaded to YouTube April 1, Charles alleged he asked both minors how old they were, and both said 18. Charles later found out they were actually 16, he says.

One of the minors provided Business Insider with screenshots that showed his age publicly listed on his profile. The minor also challenged Charles’ claim that he lied and said he was 18.

YouTube did not say how long Charles’ channel–where he has more than 25 million subscribers and nets around 60 million views per month–will be demonetized, or say whether there is anything Charles can do to get it remonetized.

For now, this is likely the extent of action YouTube will take. YouTube does not terminate a creator’s channel for off-platform behavior unless that creator is convicted of a crime in court, and the crime is closely related to their content.

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Facebook Enters Audio Space With ‘Clubhouse’ Competitor, Podcast Suite

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Facebook is getting into audio.

This afternoon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Sidechannel (a newly launched Discord server for independent writers and reporters) that Facebook is developing a suite of sound mixing tools, plus a Twitter-esque audio post function called Soundbites and Clubhouse-esque audio chat rooms.

Zuckerberg said the company also plans to add listening, recommendation, and sharing tools for podcasts.

“We think that audio is, of course, also going to be a first-class medium, and there are all these different products to be built across this whole spectrum,” Zuckerberg told reporter Casey Newton.

About Facebook’s Clubhouse clone, called Live Audio Rooms, Zuckerberg added, “You already have these communities that are organized around interests, and allowing people to come together and have rooms where they can talk…I think it’ll be a very useful thing.”

In a blog post, Facebook highlighted the fact that it’s baking creator monetization into Live Audio Rooms (something Clubhouse is working on adding post-launch). Creators who host Rooms will be able to receive Facebook’s onsite currency, Stars, from fans, just like streamers do. They’ll also be able to charge one-time pay-per-view (er, pay-per-listen) fees for certain rooms/events, and monthly subscriptions for ongoing access.

As for Soundbites, Facebook said it’s introducing a creator fund “to support emerging audio creators and get early feedback on the new product experience.” Details about the fund–how much it will disburse, who might be eligible–were not disclosed.

For now, Facebook is working with creators like YouTuber and comedian Drew Lynch (2.25 million subscribers) to “experiment with different concepts” for Soundbites, and plans to refine the feature before launching it wide, the company said.

Podcast tools will roll out “within the next few months,” Facebook said, and there’s no public ETA for the audio mixing tools.

Clubhouse raises Series C

This news comes a day after Clubhouse, which is rapidly becoming a major figure in the audio space (along with Hollywood and Silicon Valley), announced its third funding round.

The invite-only app closed its Series B in January; that round raised an undisclosed amount of money and valued Clubhouse at a staggering $1 billion.

This round’s amount of funding is similarly undisclosed, but Clubhouse did reveal the Series C is being led by Andrew Chen at a16z, with participation from DST Global, Tiger Global, and Elad Gil.

Fresh funding “will allow us to heavily scale our team to support international growth, invest in localization and accessibility features, launch more programs like the Creator First accelerator to help get paid, invest deeply in discovery to help people find the best rooms, and continue to scale our support and community health teams,” Clubhouse said in a blog post.

Clubhouse hit 10 million weekly active users in February.

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Filming underway on After Life S3

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Netflix has announced that Season 3 of Ricky Gervais comedy After Life has started shooting.

Set in the small, fictitious town of Tambury, the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. Produced by Derek Productions, the third season forms part of an overall deal Gervais has with Netflix.

The six-part series is created, written, and directed by Gervais. Charlie Hanson is the producer and Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers.

An airdate is yet to be announced.


Ginny & Georgia Renewed for Season 2!

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Ginny & Georgia have more stories to tell at Netflix.

The streamer has renewed the popular mother/daughter coming of age series, starring Brianne Howey (Georgia) and Antonia Gentry (Ginny), will return for a second season.

More than 52 million member households chose to watch the new coming-of-age series in its first 28 Days. The series made the Top 10 list in 87 countries around the world and hit #1 in 46, including Australia, Brazil, Kenya, and the U.S.

Ten new episodes have been ordered.

Showrunner and executive producer Debra J. Fisher and creator/executive producer Sarah Lampert said the following of the renewal:

“We are so appreciative of the incredible response and love you all have shown Ginny & Georgia. We’re especially grateful to Brianne and Toni, who set the highest bar every step of the way. We can’t wait to return to Wellsbury for Season 2.”

Season 1 starred Brianne Howey (Georgia), Antonia Gentry (Ginny), Diesel La Torraca (Austin), Jennifer Robertson (Ellen), Felix Mallard (Marcus), Sara Waisglass (Maxine), Scott Porter (Mayor Paul Randolph), and Raymond Ablack (Joe).

“Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) often feels she doesn’t measure up to her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey),” reads the logline. 

“Growing up on the move, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had… a normal life.”

“But it’s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia’s past follows them to threaten her and her family’s fresh start.”

While the series has launched to a mixed reaction, Taylor Swift hit out against the show last month after a joke about her.

The episode in question was the final episode of the season, and found Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and her mother, Georgia (Brianne Howey), getting into an argument over Ginny’s relationship status.

Ginny cracks the following joke:

“What do you care? You go through men faster than Taylor Swift.”

The joke caught the attention of Swift, who made her feelings on it very clear in a tweet.

“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” Swift wrote. “How about we stop degrading hard-working women by defining this horse s—t as FuNnY.”

Swift also hit out at Netflix as the home of her 2020 documentary Miss Americana.

The singing sensation’s one-off special for the streamer charted a turbulent year in her life and tackled misogyny in the music industry, as well as how Swift’s relationships were portrayed.

“Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you,” Swift continued. “Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”


Jake Paul Says His Boxing Bout With Ben Askren Brought In $75 Million

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According to Jake Paul, his knockout boxing bout with former MMA world champion Ben Askren raked in $75 million.

The April 17 fight, which was put on by Snoop Dogg and Triller’s The Fight Club and set in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, ended with a first-round KO victory for Paul. It was his first time in the ring since November, when he similarly KO’d NBA star Nate Robinson.

In the leadup to the fight, Triller announced it would sell a “one-of-a-kind professionally produced video sequence” of Paul’s Robinson knockout, plus a second video featuring any knockouts from the Askren fight, on its newly launched NFT marketplace. Per the marketplace, the Robinson clip sold for a whopping $1,137,955. The Askren clip isn’t listed yet.

In an Instagram post, Paul said the Askren fight sold 1.5 million pay-per-view tickets. The fight aired across numerous platforms; tickets cost $49.99.

As DAZN points out, that full $75 million isn’t going into Paul’s pocket–at least, not entirely. His contract reportedly guaranteed payment of $690,000, but his final earnings could be higher depending on what’s left after broadcasters and agencies take their cuts. (How much higher is unclear, but we broke down potential earnings from his brother Logan Paul’s 2018 fight with fellow YouTuber KSI here.)

Post-fight, Askren responded to his loss with a single tweet:

Audience responses to the fight varied from accusations that the whole thing was staged to claims that KO’ing a legitimate MMA champion legitimizes Paul in the world of amateur boxing.

A significant amount of attention was also focused on the fight’s backstage preshow, where host Pete Davidson confronted Paul about the sexual assault allegations he’s facing from TikToker Justine Paradise.

“You can’t joke around about that,” Paul responded.

“I feel like if I was a boxer, the last thing I’d want is this right before I fought,” Askren chimed in.

Triller’s Fight Club has revealed that its next bout will take place June 5, and will involve DJ and producer Diplo (who performed at the Paul/Askren fight) squaring off against an as-yet-unnamed opponent.

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Hedwig’s John Cameron Mitchell to Play Joe Exotic in NBCU TV Series

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NBCUniversal’s Joe Exotic series is moving along swimmingly.

The series has cast John Cameron Mitchell in the titular role of Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel in the limited series, which is in the works at NBC, USA Network, and NBC Universal’s streaming service, Peacock.

Mitchell is probably best known for writing and starring in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

“I’m thrilled to take on the role of this modern folk antihero,” Mitchell said.

“Joe and I are the same age and like him, I grew up queer in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas so I feel like I know a little bit about this guy and his desperate attempt to conquer an inhospitable world.”

Kate McKinnon is on board to play Carole Baskin.

The series will center around Baskin, Exotic, and the tigers they famously tussled over. The insanity begins when Baskin learns that her sworn nemesis is breeding and using his menagerie for profit.

“She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry,” per the official logline.

“But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.”

The project is based on Wondery’s Joe Exotic podcast, which was released last year.

Etan Frankel (Sorry for Your Loss) is attached to write the script.

This is actually one of two scripted projects in the works, with Nicolas Cage being announced to play the man made famous by the Netflix series in a Lifetime project.

“It will explore how Joe became Joe Exotic and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation,” according to THR.

American Vandal showrunner Dan Lagana is on board as writer and showrunner and executive produce with Paul Young of Make Good Content, Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey, Cage (via his Saturn Films), as well as Scott Brown and Megan Creydt of Texas Monthly.


Airdate: Fatma

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Next week Netflix premieres Turkish crime drama Fatma.

Fatma, an ordinary cleaning lady, commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, Zafer. She becomes an invisible killer; no one takes her to be more than an unexceptional “cleaner.”

Screenplay by a new, up and coming talent Ozgur Onurme who also shares the director seat with Ozer Feyzioglu, the show is produced by Basak Abacigil Sozeri. Starring Burcu Biricik with Ugur Yucel, Mehmet Yilmaz Ak, Hazal Turesan, Olgun Toker, Gulcin Kultur Sahin, Deniz Hamzaoglu and Cagdas Onur Ozturk.

Tuesday April 27 on Netflix.


TV tonight: our highlights for Monday 19th April

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Lucy, the Human Chimp is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight Lucy, the Human Chimp

The story of a remarkable scientific experiment is told in Lucy, the Human Chimp, school drama Ackley Bridge returns in a new daily teatime slot, and Kate Winslet stars in Sky Atlantic’s Mare of Easttown. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • Keep up to date with the latest soap spoiler storylines on TV tonight with our daily soap synopsis 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Ackley Bridge, 6pm, C4

TV tonight Ackley Bridge

Kayla and Fizza are ready for school

It’s all change for the school drama as Ackley Bridge throws open its gates for a new term. With show favourites Missy and Nas no longer around, it’s time to welcome the new class in the shape of Kayla and her best pal Fizza. Elsewhere, Kaneez (Sunetra Sarker) welcomes nephew Tahir to stay, deputy head Martin (Rob James-Collier) struggles being married to the job, and Mandy (Jo Joyner) makes a big decision about her future. Now showing across the week as half-hour episodes and in a teatime slot, the saga definitely has more of a teen flavour than before but it’s still the Ackley Bridge we know and love. 

★★★★ VW

Lucy, the Human Chimp, 9pm, C4

TV tonight Lucy, the Human Chimp

Janis Carter with Lucy the chimp

In the 1960s, two-day-old chimpanzee Lucy was adopted by psychologist Maurice Temerlin and his wife, Jane, in order to raise her as a human and carry out the ultimate test of nature versus nurture. But when Lucy grew too large and strong to live among humans, it was their employee, psychology graduate Janis Carter, who made the decision to live with Lucy in Gambia to teach her the skills she needed to survive in the wild. This documentary focuses on Janis’ amazing six-year story – and also serves asa powerful animal-rights message. 


Mare of Easttown, 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW

TV tonight Mare of Easttown

Kate Winslet returns to TV

It’s been a decade since Kate Winslet’s last foray into TV in Mildred Pierce (which began a rerun last night on Sky Atlantic/NOW) and the Oscar-winning star is on top form as she returns to our screens tonight. Kate leads a superb cast as Detective Mare Sheehan, who’s asked to investigate the macabre death of a young mum in small town Pennsylvania, yet this riveting crime thriller series is far more than your average murder mystery. Mare is still haunted by the suicide of her son and things quickly start to unravel in a powerful drama that explores a family’s grief and a close-knit community’s darkest secrets. 

★★★★★ SMA

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Arrested Development, seasons one to five, Netflix

TV tonight Arrested Development

Jessica Walter stars

Actress Jessica Walter, who died last month aged 80, plays imperious, drink-sodden matriarch Lucille Bluth in this comedy gem about the oddball, selfish members of a once wealthy family who continue to lead extravagant lives despite their assets being frozen.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

The Greatest Showman, 9pm, Film4

TV tonight The Greatest Showman

Roll up, roll up!

How about a good singalong to start the week, so join Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya and co for big-top song and dance numbers.

Live sport

  • Premier League Football: Leeds United v Liverpool 7pm (k-o 8pm), Sky Sports Premier League/NOW

Soaps on TV tonight

  • EastEnders, 8.05pm
  • Emmerdale, 7pm
  • Coronation Street, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
  • Hollyoaks, 6.30pm

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Lucy, the Human Chimp on TV tonight – fascinating look at nature v nurture?

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide. 

Happy viewing!

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Byron Bay petitons against Netflix series

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Byron Bay locals aren’t ready to welcome Netflix cameras to town to film docu-soap Byron Baes.

According to a recent press release, the Eureka Productions series plans to follow a ‘feed’ of hot Instagrammers creating drama content.

This is our love letter to Byron Bay. It’s not just Chris and Zac’s backyard, it’s the playground of more celebrity-adjacent-adjacent influencers than you can poke a selfie-stick at.

But Plot Twist: don’t write these Baes off too quickly. There’ll be fights, flings and heartbreak; but beneath every perfect post is a very real desire not just for ‘likes’ but to be liked, dammit, for who you are (so relatable). Can the Baes survive summer without a collab going wrong? Byron’s the kind of paradise that makes it all feel possible. We can’t wait for you to meet our Baes!

But despite bringing work to the NSW coastal town not everybody is happy….

A petition “Boycott Byron Baes Netflix Series by Refusing to Grant Filming Permits” has over 5600 signatures.

Despite no further evidence of the show’s tone, the petition claims the community don’t want to be depicted as “a reality show punch line.”

“We, the community of Byron, Ballina, Tweed, and Lismore Shires are not the perfect backdrop for this series. We are a community experiencing significant challenges driven by influencer culture and rapidly shifting demographics of residents. We do not want to be cast as the perfect backdrop and magnet for social media influencers. We do not want to appear in ‘Byron Baes’.”

“It’s a multinational company trying to exploit the town’s name when the community doesn’t want it and think they can just come in and use us as a commodity,” Ben Gordon, who owns cafe The Byron Bay General Store, tells The Age. “They don’t realise they’ve got a big fight on their hands.”

Mayor Simon Richardson told ABC a Truman Show-type portrayal of the town overlooked “a community that is in real stress.”

“…we’ve got a community that has real life issues dealing with housing, work, affordability,” he noted.

“While we are here trying to deal with this as best we can, to have this pamphlet of an idea of who we are without any input by us.”

But he also said NSW filming protocols required councils to facilitate filming in their areas unless there were exceptional circumstances, such as traffic management or crowd control issues.

Que Minh Luu, Netflix’s Director of Originals in Australia, recently told ABC, people love to judge Influencers, but the show would show another side.

“What I would love our audiences to take away from is a sense of… don’t we all kind of fake it online? Don’t we all curate what photos we put online? We’re actually a lot more connected to this group of people than we thought… it’s acknowledging that everyone has depth, everyone has some kind of story. It’s embracing that rather than judging it,” she said.

Byron Bay recently featured in Nine’s Travel Guides, while nearby Brunswick Heads was the setting for SeaChange in 2019.

Eureka Productions declined to comment.


TV tonight: our highlights for Sunday 18th April

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Call the Midwife is just one of the gems on today…

TV tonight Call the Midwife

Special delivery – Call the Midwife 2021 is here, Hastings’ nemesis returns in Line of Duty, and Guy Martin traces the story of the Battle of Britain. Here’s what you shouldn’t be missing on TV tonight. 

  • Our hand-selected recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include three TV shows, a film, live sport and the latest trending need-to-binge-on-now box set 
  • For more information about what’s on TV tonight see our TV Guide 

What’s on TV tonight 

Our expert TV journalists have picked the best things on TV tonight… 

Best TV shows on TV tonight

Line of Duty, 9pm, BBC1

TV tonight Line of Duty

Hastings’ arch-enemy, DCS Carmichael, is back

Oh, the tension is cranking up now! Kate remains sure that shifty Joanne is not a wrong’un and, while we beg to differ, we do feel sorry for the DCI as her attempts to distance herself from the dodgy goings-on she’s caught up in are not going to plan… Meanwhile, Hastings is dealing with his impending forced retirement by working even harder to solve the murder of Gail Vella. But the highlight is the return of DCS Patricia Carmichael (the brilliant Anna Maxwell Martin), who has some bombshells to deliver…

★★★★ CC

Call the Midwife, 8pm, BBC1

Tv tonight Call the Midwife

Nonnatus House opens its doors once more

We’ve been itching to see the Poplar midwives again, but if this opener is anything to go by, it’s been worth the wait! Emotions are running high in spring 1966 and worrying difficulties arise at a birth, while Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) sends Trixie (Helen George) on secondment to a private maternity clinic to try to raise vital funds. Elsewhere, marvellous Sister Hilda (Fenella Woolgar) puts on a fashion show to try to get some cutting-edge new nuns’ habits! Welcome back, ladies, we’ve missed you! 

★★★★★ CC

Guy Martin’s Battle of Britain, 9pm, C4

TV tonight Guy Martin's Battle of Britain

The sky’s the limit for Guy

For his latest two-part documentary, Guy Martin traces the story of the Battle of Britain, meeting veterans of the conflict and their descendants, as well as investigating the pioneering work of plastic surgeons and air-sea rescue teams. There’s lots to learn but it wouldn’t be a Guy documentary without him doing something hair-raising and this time he finds out what it would have been like to be a Battle of Britain pilot by undergoing an intense training course and experiencing a ‘dogfight’ – an aerial duel between fighter planes conducted at close range. 

★★ NC

Best box set to watch on TV tonight

Arrested Development, seasons one to five, Netflix

TV tonight Arrested Development

Jessica Walter stars

Actress Jessica Walter, who died last month aged 80, plays imperious, drink-sodden matriarch Lucille Bluth in this comedy gem about the oddball, selfish members of a once wealthy family who continue to lead extravagant lives despite their assets being frozen.

Best film to watch on TV tonight

I, Tonya, 10pm (not NI), BBC2

TV tonight I, Tonya

Ice queen: Margot as Tonya

As shamed ice skater Tonya Harding, Margot Robbie is electrifying in this brilliant, brutal biopic which earned her an Oscar nomination. Working-class in a middle-class world, Harding wasn’t your typical figure skater, with a cruel mother (Oscar-winning Allison Janney) and a toxic relationship with her husband. In mockumentary style, this attempts to consider all perspectives, helping to explain and humanise Harding and the craziness surrounding her. 

Live sport

  • FA Cup Football: Leicester v Southampton 6pm (k-o 6.30pm), BT Sport 1

If you watch just one thing on TV tonight… 

Don’t miss Call the Midwife on TV tonight – Poplar, we’ve missed you!

Not found anything you want to watch on TV tonight? Check out our TV Guide.   

Happy viewing!

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Eureka: “The only things that are popping …are shows that feel different”

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Wes Denning, Chris Culvenor

“Never when I started Eureka would I ever have imagined shooting a FOX gameshow at Sydney Convention Center, but nothing was normal last year,” Eureka co-CEO Chris Culvenor says of Name That Tune.

The Australian / US production company has been busy in recent years with The Amazing Race Australia, Holey Moley, Drunk History Australia, The Real Dirty Dancing, The Chef’s Line, The Employables, Crikey! It’s the Irwins and for the US: Holey Moley, Full Bloom, Dating Around, Name That Tune.

Upcoming titles include The Parent Jury for Nine, Byron Baes for Netflix, Making It Australia for 10 and for the US The Real Magic Mike (working title), and Frogger.

“The reason why I think we’ve had success recently is we made a decision very early in our growth that our formats were going to be non-derivative, they were going to be distinctive and part of that was building unscripted world that felt distinctly different to other shows. There’s so much choice and so much product out there, the only things that are popping their heads up are shows that feel different,” he tells Deadline.

“One of the things that contributes to our success is we’re very hands on. What that means is that we are on set, we are sweating in the edit, so the next twelve months is a lot of being on set and executing what we’ve sold. From a development sense, we don’t tend to pitch a lot, but what we do is big worlds and big ideas that we want to build out. There’s some really fun spaces and big names that we’re working with right now that we’re excited about bringing to the market because they don’t feel derivative, they’re playing in fun, different worlds.”


What to Watch: Mare of Easttown, Matchmaker Mysteries, Stowaway

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We have a real treat for you beginning this Sunday on HBO!

If you loved The Undoing, then you need to tune in for the new limited series featuring Kate Winslet in an eastern Pennsylvania town as she delves into a cold case and a brand new murder with devastating consequences.

Find out what else there is to watch this week below!

WTW April 17

Saturday, April 17

8/7c Envy: A Seven Deadly Sin Story (Lifetime)

The second film in a Seven Deadly Sin series by Bestseller Victoria Christopher Murray, is about a woman (Rose Rollins) who is leading a successful life and career and finds out suddenly that she has a half-sister.

She’s happy to have a sister, Empire’s Serayah, but she quickly discovers that her sister has some ulterior motives.

It’s a star-studded film that also stars Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Buress, Da Brat, DC Young Fly, Clifton Powell, and Hosea Chanchez.

Sunday, April 18

8/7c Batwoman (The CW)

As the streets of Gotham go all Street Racer, Sophie and Ryan grow closer as they find some common ground. Insert eye-roll here.

Meanwhile, Alice and Enigma match talents (again) which could spell disaster for one or the other or both.

Will Jacob’s new addiction start to show on the job? Does the guy even have a home anymore? Who shoots up in an office with wrap-around windows? Seriously.

9/10c Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Zoey tries to help Emily deal with her depression but gets more than she bargained for. Can Zoey convince Emily to get the help she needs?

Elsewhere, Maggie reconnects with an old friend, and they hit the town.

Lastly, Max, Simon, and Mo have a bonding night together.

9/8c When Calls the Heart (Hallmark)

Everybody comes together to make merry for Florence and Ned in anticipation of their impending nuptuials.

Even with all that activity, there are plenty of people in town with a lot of other things on their minds.

Among them is Elizabeth, who is still grappling with what she learned from Nathan.

9/8c Matchmaker Mysteries: The Art of the Kill (HMM)

Angie Dove teams up with Detective Kyle Carter for another mystery!

This time, Angie’s dad, Nick Columbo is right in the thick of it when a body is discovered at the museum where he’s lending a hand with his investigatory skills.

Might this case be the one that brings Angie and Kyle a step closer to each other?

10:05 p.m. Mare of Easttown (HBO)

If you enjoyed The Undoing, then this new limited series with more than one mystery at its core will be for you.

Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet plays Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her.

From creator and writer Brad Ingelsby, with all episodes directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers), the seven-part limited series is an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.

Academy Award®-winner Kate Winslet plays Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her.

From creator and writer Brad Ingelsby, with all episodes directed by Craig Zobel (The Leftovers), the seven-part limited series is an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.

Monday, April 19

8/7c All American (CW)

Spencer is feeling the pressure and knows he needs to have the game of his life as he is still trying to follow his dream of playing football.

Jordan makes a risky choice when it comes to football. Olivia attends a new Narcotics Anonymous in search of a sponsor but is worried about making the wrong choice.

Coop reveals some information to Layla about Layla’s dad. Meanwhile, Billy and Laura are shocked when they hear what Jordan has been keeping from them.

9/8c 9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)

The heart and soul of Lone Star are in peril as the team finds out Judd and Grace got into a horrible accident that sent them plunging into the water. The Ryders are fighting for their lives!

As we wait with bated breath to see if one or both of them survive (and they damn well better or we’ll file a petition ourselves), it’s Lone Star’s first rendition of a “Begins” storyline that explores how Judd and Grace met and fell in love with an assist by Tommy.

Counting down the minutes until this one!

10/9c Debris (NBC)

On the latest episode of Debris, Bryan and Finola undertake a dangerous operation into an INFLUX compound in order to rescue George Jones.

But Maddox and Ferris have their own plans for how the mission should be carried out.

Here’s your first look at Spaceman!

Tuesday, April 20

8/7c NCIS (CBS)

Evidence from the stabbing of a Marine Sergeant leads Torres to meet his father, Miguel, who left when he was a child.

Also, the suspended Gibbs continues his budding relationship with investigative reporter Marcie Warren.

Here’s the preview.

8/7c The Resident (FOX)

Are we really saying farewell to fan-favorite, Mina Okafor?

Mina is opting to move back to Nigeria before she gets deported, and AJ has pledged to go with her. Chastain may have to bid their friends adieu, but when AJ’s mother falls ill, everything may change.

We may need tissues for this!

9/8c Prodigal Son (FOX)

It’s an Edrisa-filled hour of fun when the team is thrown into a case that requires Edrisa’s expertise.

Are you ready to meet some of Edrisa’s friends? It sounds like they’re just as fun as she is. To stop a killer, the team will rely on Edrisa’s group of online vigilante hacker friends.

Elsewhere, Martin’s relationship with Dr. Capshaw has taken an, um, interesting turn after that late-night kiss. And we’re still trying to figure out Capshaw’s motives here.

10/9c New Amsterdam (NBC)

Keeping with the theme of the season exploring so many topical issues and how they’re interwoven with the healthcare system, Max’s attention is drawn to the disturbing statistics in maternal healthcare as a nation and the inequities with women of color.

Meanwhile, Iggy will have to help a young patient in labor who insists that she’s a virgin, and Helen and Agnes will work together on a difficult case with a troubling prognosis.

It’s an hour that promises hope and also babies, and babies are precious!

Wednesday, April 21

9/8c SEAL Team (CBS)

Jason’s visit with a former teammate causes him to reevaluate his role as team leader.

Also, several Bravo members grapple with their personal relationships when Command sends them on an unexpected mission to the coast of Africa.

This one sounds pretty good.

9/8c Chicago Fire (NBC)

Casey’s future at the CFD hangs in the balance as he finally goes to see a doctor.

Is this the end of his firefighting career?

Elsewhere, Mouch makes an incredible save, and all eyes on a mystery man who helped save his neighbor.

10/9c Good Trouble (Freeform)

For those of us who are still eager to see how Isaac will react to Malika’s admission that she wants to date both him and Dyonte, we’re getting our wish!

The spring finale of Good Trouble puts Malika and Isaac’s relationship to the test, while also doing the same for Mariana and the Byte Club when she has to admit that she’s dating Evan.

Alice takes a stand against her comedy program’s racism that may cost her the coveted spot and maybe her future in stand-up, and Callie fully embodies her Badass Boss B*tch when she directly faces off against Jamie during the murder trial.

10/9c A Million Little Things (ABC)

Still reeling from her traumatic experience, Sophie tries to move forward, but she’s struggling, and Gary’s anger and need for vengeance aren’t helping matters.

Gina and Rome grow closer to Tyrell, especially when he learns that his mother is getting deported. And Alan is juggling double duty with Tyrell’s mother’s case and also trying not to cross a line with Katherine.

Eddie is terrified that he may be losing Katherine, but his new friend and the MVP of the season, Jackie, gets real with what he needs to do to get better.

Thursday, April 22

8/9c Station 19 (ABC)

Station 19 grapple with their complex feelings after the killing of George Floyd, and it will be an emotional and powerful episode.

To help the firefighters process their grief, Maya brings in Dr. Diane Lewis to counsel them.

Take a look at the preview.

9/8c Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

We’re headed back to the beach, and we’re getting some more Merder goodness! Meredith’s vitals look good, but the allure of the beach and time spent with Derek is making it hard for her to wake up.

Meanwhile, others try to find a way to help her along.

Winston comes up with an innovative idea that may help, and Jo argues her point about switching specialties when the hospital is running low on surgeons.

Friday, April 23

Stowaway (Netflix)

Who doesn’t love a good sci-fi movie? We sure do.

In this new Netflix movie, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to a ship’s life support systems on a mission to Mars

Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision. Does anybody else wonder if they’ll leave that stowaway behind?


Rumor: Apple TV app coming to Sky Q in the UK

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“I work for sky. It was in one of our training videos last week.”

What you need to know

  • A rumor says that Apple TV may be coming to Sky Q in the UK.
  • Sky Q already offers users all of Sky’s live programming as well as apps like Netflix, Disney+ and YouTube.

A new rumor posted to Reddit claims UK users of Sky Q may soon be able to access the Apple TV app on the service.

Reddit user MrKatUK, who claims to be a Sky employee posted stating:

UK. Apple TV app coming to Sky Q
Source: I work for sky. It was in one of our training videos last week

The report did not give any indication as to when the app might be released, however, the reference to employee training would suggest sooner rather than later. If the report is correct, it would mean UK Sky Q customers might soon have access to the Apple TV app within Sky Q.

Sky Q is UK broadcaster Sky’s premium TV offering, an all-in-one package built around the Sky Q Box. It offers users access to all of Sky’s live programming including Sky Sports and Movies (with subscriptions), as well as catchup and on-demand content from Sky, and recording, pausing, and rewinding live TV.

Sky Q already offers users access to services like Amazon’s Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, and YouTube as well as UK apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, and All 4, making an Apple TV app a notable omission currently.

A few users of the Apple TV Reddit asked about the possibility of a Sky Q app for Apple TV, but responses noted this would make the Sky Q box somewhat redundant so was extremely unlikely. The report is unconfirmed, but keep your eyes peeled for an Apple TV app for Sky Q on the horizon.


Jeffree Star In Stable Condition After “Serious” Car Accident

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YouTuber Jeffree Star is in stable condition after a “severe” rollover car accident in his home state of Wyoming.

The 35-year-old beauty creator’s  account was updated this morning with a photo of Star in a hospital bed, wearing a neck brace.

“A few hours ago Jeffree and Daniel [Lucas] were in a severe care accident and the car flipped 3 times after hitting black ice,” the tweet read. “So thankful they are both alive.”

A Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesperson told NBC News that Star was driving a Rolls Royce (likely the custom pink one he purchased earlier this year) when he lost control.

The crash investigation is ongoing, but “no drugs or alcohol were involved,” and preliminary information suggests slick roads were a factor, the spokesperson added.

A representative for Wyoming Medical Center, where Star is hospitalized, told NBC he is in stable condition. Lucas is also being treated there.

Star has 16.5 million YouTube subscribers and nets around 13 million views per month. Last year, he was dropped by longtime makeup partner Morphe after numerous associates came forward with allegations of sexual and physical abuse.

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