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This Week in TV News: SNL Is Back and DTC Brands Give Back

By Cadent Staff
04/09/20 < 1 minute READ

This week, we’re talking about SNL coming back with a remotely taped show; Netflix’s huge hit “Tiger King”; and the list of DTC brands simultaneously offering customers discounts and giving to charities during the pandemic.

SNL is back, remotely. SNL is going the way of other live show tapings (Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jon Oliver) with a remotely produced episode. The show will air during its normal time this Saturday. On Twitter, a screenshot of the cast on a Zoom call was shared. (Vulture)

DTC brands come together to offer COVID-19 relief. The Brands x Better initiative is raising money during the pandemic with a commitment of giving “a minimum of 2% of sales or 10% of proceeds to nonprofits helping support COVID-19 efforts.” Brands include Rhone, Knot Standard, M. Gemi and Faherty. (Adweek)

“Tiger King” continues to dominate streaming. The Netflix series is a runaway hit, with about 34 million unique viewers streaming it in its first ten days being released, according to Nielsen. In total views, the show comes in behind “Stranger Things” season three, which took in 36 million US viewers in its first 10 days, also according to Nielsen. (CNN Business)

Movies that’ll make you feel like you’re outside. Just what you needed during quarantine: a list of 16 movies that’ll give you a dose of the outdoors, from the Austrian alps in The Sound of Music to misty mountainsides in Arrival. Get inspiration for your weekend movie pick and enjoy stills from the films chosen on Vanity Fair.

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