ON THIS DAY
CBS daytime dramas “The Edge of Night” and “As the World Turns” premiered in 1956. “The Edge of Night” moved to ABC in 1975 and remained on the air until 1984. “As the World Turns” enjoyed a 54 season run on the Eye net, concluding in 2010…CBS drama “Dallas” opened in 1978 in the form of a five-part miniseries. It returned as a regularly scheduled series the following fall and concluded on May 3, 1991. Combined with the recent three season revival on TNT (2012-14), a total of 397 episodes of “Dallas” have been produced…NBC medical drama “ER” concluded after 15 seasons in 2009…Celebrity Birthdays: “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” star Clark Gregg is 57; actress Roselyn Sanchez (“Devious Maids”) is 47.
-Did You Know?:
Both “Dallas” and “ER” finished three of their seasons ranked as the No. 1 show overall in all of primetime. “Dallas,” in fact, populated the Top 10 for seven consecutive seasons (from 1979 to 1986).
NBC: 4.8/ 8, CBS: 4.3/ 7, Fox: 4.2/ 7, ABC: 3.6/ 6, CW: 0.7/ 1
Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +250, CBS: +16, NBC: – 8, CW: -12, ABC: -20
“The Voice” led NBC to another Monday overnight household victory, with a 33 percent advantage over competing “American Idol” on ABC (5.7 rating/9 share versus 4.3/ 7). But first in the 10 p.m. hour was CBS’ older-skewing “Bull” (4.9/10), which bested competing dramas “The Enemy Within” on NBC (#2: 3.1/ 5) and “The Fix” on ABC (#3: 2.3/ 4) by 58 percent and 113 percent, respectively. Comparably, this third episode of “The Fix” dropped by 21 percent from the 2.9/ 5 one week earlier.
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
Showtime Orders Spy Thriller “Intelligence”
Showtime has given a series commitment for a new spy thriller called “Intelligence” from Mark Boal (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”). Boal will write, direct and executive produce. The series, based on real stories from around the world, will explore the secret inner workings of power – how espionage intersects with politics, finance, media and Silicon Valley. The first season will dramatize the behind-the-scenes history leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, with each subsequent season looking at a major world event through the lens of covert operations.
“Intelligence” is a co-production with Showtime and Media Res studio, with Michael Ellenberg from Media Res executive producing. Hugo Lindgren will executive produce for Page 1, Alan Poul and Jason Horwitch will executive produce and Megan Ellison will also serve as executive producer.
TV RENEWALS and CANCELLATIONS
MotorTrend Orders Season Six of “Garage Squad”
MotorTrend has picked-upseason six of “Garage Squad” for the MotorTrend App and MotorTrend TV, and announced the addition of longtime automotive enthusiast, host and reporter Cristy Lee in place of Heather Storm. Storm joins as co-host alongside National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Bruno Massel and lead mechanic Joe Zolper.
The logline: Across America, countless car aficionados have bought a less than perfect version of their dream car hoping their amateur mechanical chops would return that lackluster ride to glory. Too often, dreams of automotive grandeur are wrecked by a lack of money, time, and knowhow, leaving garages cluttered with cars, car parts, and tools gathering dust. Fortunately, many of these well-meaning automotive enthusiasts are setting pride aside and opening their garage doors to the “Garage Squad” who are always up for the challenge of rebuilding an engine, rejuvenating bodywork, reconstructing upholstery or doing whatever it takes to bring joyful tears to even the most hardened car owners.
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” Cleared in 99 Percent of the Country
Upcoming NBCUniversal daytime talker “The Kelly Clarkson Show” has been sold in 99% of the country. The one-hour daytime talk show has been cleared in more than 200 stations, including those in the top 165 markets. The show will be produced and taped in front of a live audience on the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles.
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution with Alex Duda serving as executive producer and showrunner. Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are also executive producers. It premieres on September 9.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Dark comedy “Dead to Me,“ starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardinelli, will launch globally on Netflix on Friday, May 3rd. The logline: Jen (Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who’s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann’s cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it.
NBC drama “The InBetween” will debut on Wednesday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET. The logline: Cassie Bedford was born with a rare ability. She has visions … whether she likes it or not. Sometimes Cassie sees events that have previously occurred or will happen in the future. In addition, sometimes she encounters unsettled spirits who need her help. When her father, Det. Tom Hackett, and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need assistance solving a dark and puzzling murder, Cassie reluctantly agrees to use her abilities and helps solve some of the city’s most challenging cases.
ON THE AIR TONIGHT
Season premieres: “Little People, Big World” and “7 Little Johnstons” on TLC; “Legendary Locations” on Travel; “The Last O.G.” on TBS…Season finales: “This Is Us” on NBC; “Good Trouble” on Freeform; “Hoarders” on A+E; “American Soul” on BET; “Married at First Sight” on Lifetime…For the listing of programming options for Tuesday, April 2, click here