FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

May 29, 2020

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 5/29/20)
APPLE: Central Park (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Space Force (Premiere)
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race (Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 5/30/20)
NAT. GEO. WILD: Heartland Docs, DVM (Premiere) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 5/31/20)
ABC: Celebrity Family Feud (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Press Your Luck (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC:
Match Game (Premiere) at 10pm
AMC: Quiz (Premiere) at 10pm
EPIX: Laurel Canyon (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein (Premiere) at 9pm
AMC: Killing Eve (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: House in a Hurry (Finale) at 8pm
Starz: Vida (Finale) at 9pm

Starz ordered a “reimagined” season of dance drama series Step Up from Lionsgate Television. The new show is based on the film franchise, which also inspired the live music and dance show that ran on YouTube for two seasons. Starz says the revived series will expand in scope and storytelling as a 10-episode Starz Original. “The latest installment of Step Up not only reimagines the entire franchise but is filled with high energy, lots of heart and electrifying dance moves,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “This collaboration underscores our ability to work successfully across our businesses to supply premium content.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry Connick Jr. will host CBS’s United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes, on Sunday, June 21 at 8p. The two-hour special will have Connick and his filmmaker daughter Georgia take a road trip to thank essential workers, and also feature performances by Connick, Jon Batiste, Andra Day, John Fogerty, Jamie Foxx, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, Little Big Town, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, Rockin Dopsie, Irma Thomas and Trombone Shorty.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An outside review of Gabrielle Union’s claim that there was racism on the set of NBC’s America’s Got Talent during her season as a judge were unfounded, according to NBC and production companies Syco and FremantleMedia. Investigators also determined Union’s complaints had “no bearing” on her firing. “Through the investigation process, it has been revealed that no one associated with the show made any insensitive or derogatory remarks about Ms. Union’s appearance, and that neither race nor gender was a contributing factor in the advancement or elimination of contestants at any time,” NBC and the producers said, though the findings did note there could be improvements in the reporting process.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Quibi is partnering with Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) for docu-series What We Keep, which asks people, “Of all that you own, what object means the most to you and why?”. Erivo will executive produce alongside Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax, upon whose book the show is based, as well as Dan Cogan (Icarus) and Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?). Story Syndicate will produce. Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Erivo is also starring in Nat Geo’s upcoming Genius: Aretha.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home Town landed a season five order of 16 new episodes from HGTV. The current season of the series has attracted more than 30.4 million total viewers since its premiere on January 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hedy Lamarr’s on the move. The limited series from Sarah Treem (The Affair), Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Endeavor Content, starring Gal Gadot as the memorable movie star, had been in development at Showtime but landed a straight-to-series order from Apple.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production on docu-series Un Sueño Real (A Real Dream) by Exile Content and Newtral, halted due to COVID-19 lockdown in Spain, has resumed nearly 8 weeks later, with a new safety process. The narrative of the documentary has also been impacted, as the league has canceled the rest of the women’s 2020 season; the men’s season in Spain is set to resume in mid-June. The show now highlights real-time, real-life disparities between the male and female leagues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer Robin Cass announced the launch of Cass & Co, a Vancouver-based production company. “Today’s audiences are devouring series like never before and they are hungry for excellent storytelling,” said Cass. “The projects I am working with each reflect wonderfully diverse and layered characters and stories.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access’ The Thomas John Experience premieres Thursday, June 4. The unscripted series follows psychic medium John as he travels the country doing readings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Giada De Laurentiis is rebooting her series for current times with Giada at Home 2.0, a self-shot series premiering Sunday, June 28 at 12:30p on Food Network. In the six-parter, the chef whips up recipes for easy, casual summer entertaining, and uses technology to incorporate friends and extended family into the action.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of TLC’s Counting on begins Tuesday, June 30 at 9p, with a special episode exploring how the supersized family is managing during quarantine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After its highest-rated season ever, Uptv family reality series Bringing Up Bates returns with 13 new episodes Thursday, July 23 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is adding Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly and Vinny to its Thursday night lineup, starting June 25 at 9p. The duo are already appearing in the net’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation on Thursdays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery and Science Channel are going to give it another shot with Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space, live Saturday, May 30 at 2p. NASA’s first attempt at launching SpaceX’s Crew Drago capsule on Wednesday, May 27 was scrubbed due to weather.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet special Crikey! It’s the Irwins: Life in Lockdown premieres Saturday, June 27 at 10p, following the Irwin family as they care for animals at the Australia Zoo during the facility’s temporary closure. The net also greenlit season three of the Irwins’ series, to return later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A two-hour American Chopper special brings motorcycle craftsmen Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. back for unfinished business on Tuesday, June 9 at 9p on Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On June 3, 2017, rock climber Alex Honnold became the first person to reach the top of Yosemite’s 3,200-foot El Capitan Peak without a rope or safety gear. To celebrate the three-year anniversary of Honnold’s three-hour and 56-minute ascent, National Geographic is hosting a virtual viewing party of the Free Solo on Wednesday, June 3, at noon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Romantic comedy Palm Springs, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, will premiere on Hulu and drive-in theaters via Neon on Friday, July 10. The comedy was co-acquired after being introduced at the Sundance Film Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charter Communications will celebrate Pride Month with a pack of Spectrum On Demand movies highlighting LGBTQ issues and characters. Throughout June, Spectrum TV customers can choose classic favorites, documentaries and award winners, often based on real-life stories from the LGBTQ community. Movies will be listed in the On Demand portal, under the category “Pride Month LGBTQ.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Law&Crime will broadcast live the appeal of convicted murderer Scott Peterson at the Supreme Court of California. Coverage begins Tuesday, June 2 at 1p. Peterson is appealing his 2005 death sentence after being convicted of murdering his eight-month pregnant wife Laci Peterson on Christmas Eve 2002.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Digital Media Rights reached a new agreement with Tezuka Productions for all North American rights for the US and Canada to anime titles including Astroboy and Black Jack, among others. The programs , which will initially air on RetroCrush beginning June 5, reflect the creative legacy of Osamu Tezuka who is widely revered as The Godfather of manga and anime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Olivia Munn, Reba McEntire, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn and Zac Brown are among the stars added to the lineup for CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artist of the Year Special, airing Wednesday, June 3 at 8p across Paramount, Pop TV and TV Land.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Local TV viewing is starting to return to pre-pandemic levels in areas where stay-at-home restrictions are being lifted, according to data from Comscore. Comparing sets in use (SIU) for markets with Orders in Place, Orders Lifted and markets that never had stay-at-home orders, Comscore’s StationView Essentials solution found that while viewing levels in all categories remain higher than during the week of February 10, Order Never markets are almost back to SIU levels seen in February 2020, with the Orders Lifted markets not too far behind. Orders in Place markets continue to have the highest relative viewing levels compared to February 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Black Eyed Peas and Pearl Jam will co-host the ABCinemaNOW national live streaming premiere screening of the feature documentary Parkland Rising, scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 at 8p to coincide with National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s party time at Hulu. As co-viewing grows during the pandemic, Hulu is testing Hulu Watch Party, enabling subscribers of its ad-free tier to watch in groups of up to eight people, with a chat window for conversing during the show. Viewers will be able to control their individual playback without affecting the group. The Hulu Watch Party feature is available on Hulu.com and will run on PC and Mac computers that have Hulu-compatible browsers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ has a debut date in Japan: Thursday, June 11. The streamer will launch in an alliance with mobile operator NTT Docomo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streaming service Tastemade is teaming with auto partner Hyundai for four-part long-form series The Un-Adventures, debuting Wednesday, June 3. Each episode celebrates the stories of real people who leave their home state for the first time ever to embark on journeys they’ve always dreamed of.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OTT publishing platform Future Today struck a distribution deal that launches Fawesome, HappKids.tv and FilmRise on Cox Contour TV and Contour Stream Player. “In these trying times with families sheltering at home, the family and entertainment channels will be particularly compelling to viewers,” said Vikrant Mathur, COO and Co-Founder of Future Today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TheGrid Network announced the launch of its 24/7 Network on SelectTV. The move means an additional 1.7 million households for the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The High Note (streaming on Fandango) – Traces Ellis Ross, Dakota Johnson, Ice Cube, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Bill Pullman, Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $336 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $125 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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PRINCE WILLIAM TACKLES MENTAL HEALTH IN REVEALING DOCUMENTARY

May 28, 2020

PRINCE WILLIAM TACKLES MENTAL HEALTH IN REVEALING DOCUMENTARY
https://www.eonline.com/news/1156904/prince-william-tackles-mental-health-in-revealing-documentary-5-takeaways

LADY GAGA’S ‘CHROMATICA’ LINES UP $100K FOR WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN

May 28, 2020

LADY GAGA’S ‘CHROMATICA’ LINES UP $100K FOR WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/28/lady-gaga-celebrating-chromatica-album-postmates-world-central-kitchen-donation/

CARDI B SHUTS DOWN HATER WHO CLAIMED HER  DAUGHTER KULTURE DOESN’T “LIKE HER MOMMA”

May 28, 2020

CARDI B SHUTS DOWN HATER WHO CLAIMED HER  DAUGHTER KULTURE DOESN’T “LIKE HER MOMMA”
https://www.eonline.com/news/1156839/cardi-b-shuts-down-hater-who-claimed-daughter-kulture-doesn-t-like-her-momma

STING’S DAUGHTER HELPS A FAN OFFICIALLY FULFILL HER FATHER’S DYING WISH

May 28, 2020

STING’S DAUGHTER HELPS A FAN OFFICIALLY FULFILL HER FATHER’S DYING WISH
https://www.eonline.com/news/1153985/sting-s-daughter-connects-with-fan-trying-to-fulfill-her-father-s-dying-wish

CAMERON BOYCE’S MOM BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS OVER FAN TRIBUTES ON THE LATE STAR’S 21ST BIRTHDAY

May 28, 2020

CAMERON BOYCE’S MOM BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS OVER FAN TRIBUTES ON THE LATE STAR’S 21ST BIRTHDAY
https://www.eonline.com/news/1156769/cameron-boyce-s-mom-breaks-down-in-tears-over-fan-tributes-on-late-star-s-21st-birthday

THE BOSTON MARATHON IN-PERSON RACE CANCELED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL

May 28, 2020

THE BOSTON MARATHON IN-PERSON RACE CANCELED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL
https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/28/boston-marathon-in-person-race-canceled-virtual/

COLIN KAEPERNICK SAYS IT’S TIME FOR REVOLUTION IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH

May 28, 2020

COLIN KAEPERNICK SAYS IT’S TIME FOR REVOLUTION IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH
https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/28/colin-kaepernick-tweet-violence-protests-fight-back-george-floyd-killing/

WANDA SYKES SHUTS DOWN SCOTT BAIO AS HE QUESTIONS JOE BIDEN SUPPORT AFTER ‘AIN’T BLACK’ COMMENT

May 28, 2020

WANDA SYKES SHUTS DOWN SCOTT BAIO AS HE QUESTIONS JOE BIDEN SUPPORT AFTER ‘AIN’T BLACK’ COMMENT
https://toofab.com/2020/05/28/wanda-sykes-shuts-down-scott-baio-over-joe-biden/

CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

CELEBRITY NEWS: MAY 28, 2020
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Michael Oher (NFL Player, “The Blind Side” is based on his life) – 34 years old
Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”) – 35 years old
Colbie Caillat (Singer) – 35 years old
Jesse Bradford (“Swimfan” / “Bring It On”) – 41 years old
Jake Johnson (New Girl) – 42 years old
Jep Robertson (Duck Dynasty) – 42 years old
Brian Friedman (Choreographer) – 43 years old
Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Fox & Friends/ The View) – 43 years old
Kylie Minogue (Singer) – 52 years old
Christa Miller (Cougar Town/ Scrubs) – 56 years old
James Michael Tyler (Friends) – 58 years old
John Fogerty (Rock Singer) – 75 years old
Gladys Knight (R&B Singer) – 76 years old