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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/26/18)
HGTV: Good Bones (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Little People, Big World (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: Our Wild Life (Finale) at 10pm
VICELAND: The Ice Cream Show (Finale) at 6:30pm
VICELAND: Beerland (Finale) at 10pm

Hulu struck a new library licensing agreement with Viacom that will see hundreds of episodes from Viacom’s family of networks available to stream on Hulu. Among shows for which Hulu is now the exclusive streaming home to full libraries are: Daria, Nathan for You, My Super Sweet 16 and New Edition Story, plus 11 Nickelodeon series and 20 films. Hulu and Viacom have had previous distribution deals. Also returning to Hulu in the family genre will be series Alvinnnn!!! and the Chipmunks, Kung Fu Panda and Penguins Of Madagascar.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gray Television will purchase Raycom Media for $3.65 billion in cash and stock, a move that will create the third-largest owner of local TV stations in the US. The combined companies will have 142 stations serving 92 markets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The US Supreme court has passed on taking up the case of Brendan Dassey, a central subject in HBO’s Making a Murderer. No explanation was given for the decision. Dassey, in 2007, was sentenced to live in a Wisconsin prison for his alleged participation in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach; his uncle Steven Avery, the main focus of the series, was found guilty of Halbach’s murder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Proposal creator Mike Fleiss changed his tune on responding to accusations of sexual misconduct from one of the male contestants on the ABC show. After initial nonchalance, he yesterday tweeted a pledge to “find ways to do better.” Last Friday ABC and Warner Horizon announced this week’s episode of the show had been pulled following the allegations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Courteney Cox, with her new shingle Hopper Productions, signed a co-production partnership with Ample Entertainment. Ample is the production house behind upcoming Facebook doc series Nine Months, for which Cox serves as an exec producer. Cox and the Hopper team will create, develop and produce unscripted and scripted content with an initial focus on high-end lifestyle programming in the US, Canada and the UK. Already in development is content in design and crime genres.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Russell Crowe will topline an eight-ep limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes that Showtime ordered. Based on reporting by Gabriel Sherman in New York magazine and his best-selling book “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” series is a co-production from Showtime and Blumhouse Television (Sharp Objects, The Normal Heart). Sherman co-wrote the initial ep with Tom McCarthy (Spotlight, Win Win), who will exec produce with Jason Blum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Merritt Wever (Godless) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) are in for Netflix limited series Unbelievable, from “Erin Brockovich” writer Susannah Grant. CBS TV Studios, studio-based producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly (Masters of Sex, Elementary) and Katie Couric. Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) will direct and exec produce the first three eps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AwesomenessTV is producing a comedy series for subscription service YouTube Premium that spirals around the musings of two women as they become friends. The half-hour, six-ep Kat & June Think Stuff! (working title) stars Tenea Intriago (Law & Order: SVU) as Kat and Alexia Dox (Quick Draw) as June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

High-er: Stoner classic flick How High is getting a sequel from MTV and Universal 1440 Entertainment, which created a nontheatrical follow-up to the 2001 Universal comedy. Sequel was written by Artie Johann and Shawn Ries (Family Guy) and focuses on two business-savvy stoners who embark on a weed-infused journey through Atlanta to find their missing stash and wind up uncovering a government conspiracy. Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, will act as the studio; Shauna Garr, who was a producer on the original movie, is exec producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Murder Mystery, the comedy for Netflix that reunites Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston (remember Just Go With It?), who co-star alongside Luke Evans, has begun production. Project, set to debut in 2019, follows a NY cop and his wife who become entangled in a murder investigation during a European vacation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As Lifetime kicks off its Real Love Tuesday night programming block with the seventh season premiere of docuseries, Married at First Sight, the network is celebrating matrimony by covering the costs of courthouse weddings for 70 couples in seven cities taking place on Tuesday, July 10. Real life couples are invited to join in the nationwide “I Do’s” in Dallas, NY, LA, Chicago, Boston, Miami and Atlanta. Season seven debuts with a two-hour premiere on July 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s Strange Evidence returns for a second season on July 10 at 9p to investigate bizarre phenomena and mysteries caught around the world on millions of surveillance cameras.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu will return Harlots for a second season on Wednesday, July 11, with the premiere of the first two episodes, followed by a weekly release of the remaining six.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paula Zahn brings her passion for justice back to Investigation Discovery for a new season of On the Case With Paula Zahn, premiering Sunday, July 15 at 10p. Season premiere follows the disappearance of 8-year-old April Tinsley in Fort Wayne, IN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo continues with its premium series on Sunday nights with the debut of new crime drama Falco, based on the worldwide hit The Last Cop, coming to the US Hispanic television for the first time on July 22 at 9p. Scripted drama follows the story that unfolds when a detective, who as a young and promising homicide detective was shot in the head and went into a coma, awakens after 23 years to find his wife married to another man and his then-baby daughter all grown up.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hard To Kill—a new series featuring Tim Kennedy, an active Green Beret special forces sniper and top five professional MMA fighter who with grit and dedication will highlight the unsung heroes of the American workforce—premieres Tuesday, July 31 at 10p on Discovery Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic will premiere its first late-night special, WILD After Dark, on Saturday, June 30 at 11p. The 45-minute special, in conjunction with online creator network Tongal, comprises off-the-wall and experimental animal-centric shorts and features 20 segments assembled by Tongal creators. The special began as a campaign where Tongal creators submitted clips that could be used in the program, ranging from animation to live-action. Special arose from Nat Geo and Tongal’s multiplatform content partnership to provide filmmakers the opportunity to co-create for Nat Geo’s digital and linear platforms. Nat Geo also has leveraged the Tongal community to develop content around Explorers, Genius, Explorer Academy, SharkFest and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thriller, horror and suspense streaming service Shudder on Friday, July 13 will air a 24-hour marathon of programming featuring horror host Joe Bob Briggs, of Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater and MonsterVision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Slather on the SPF and get ready for the HGTV Beach Week programming event airing Monday, July 16, through Sunday, July 22. Promo will feature new sun-soaked eps of series including House Hunters, Caribbean Life, Beachfront Bargain Hunt and Mexico Life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Rey Network renewed its agreement with Score International to air the 2018 Score World Desert Championship race series with the return of Baja Desert Challenge. Taking place over Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, El Rey Network’s coverage of the 2018 races begin with the premiere of the 32nd Score San Felipe 250 on July 8 at 6p. The special, hosted by Score desert racing superstars Aaron Ampudia and Cameron Steele, encompasses more than 315 miles of terrain.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS and the National Football League extended their agreement to stream all NFL on CBS games on CBS All Access through the 2022 season. CBS also will expand its NFL game streaming access for CBS All Access subscribers and TV Everywhere to include mobile devices beginning this season. The entire 2018 NFL on CBS schedule, highlighted by Super Bowl LIII, will be streamed live on all CBS All Access platforms, including on mobile phones and tablets via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, online at CBS.com, and on select connected devices.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix shares took a pummeling yesterday, dropping more than 6 percent in morning trading, on the heels of a potential trade war between the US and China and the ouster of the company’s chief communications officer Jonathan Friedland, who was fired because he made racially insensitive remarks during company meetings. In a staff memo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Friedland’s “descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity, and is not in line with our values as a company.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook yesterday released Oculus TV, a new app for its Oculus Go VR headset, several weeks after the initial planned launch. The app is designed as a way for users to short-cut to watch traditional 2D content on the headset.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat will begin sharing ad revenue with creators, the app parent Snap announced last week at Vidcon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grammy winner Gloria Estefan will guest opposite Rita Moreno in an episode of the upcoming third season of Netflix’s One Day At A Time. Estefan is also the voice behind the series’ Cuban-flavored theme song… Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and John Heffernan (The Crown) join Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted drama special Brexit (working title)… Acorn TV is casting up its first straight-to-series commission, London Kills, which begins production this week. Hugo Speer (Marcella, Britannia), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Bailey Patrick (Casualty, EastEnders) and Tori Allen-Martin are in as regulars in the series, which dramatizes the experiences of a team of top murder detectives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Mexico-South Korea FIFA World Cup Russia match over the weekend posted a total audience delivery average of 7.2 million viewers on Telemundo Deportes, leading the network to its most-watched Saturday ever. The match was also the most-watched livestream event in Spanish-language history, with 574,000 average minutes for the audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone drew nearly 5 million viewers in Live+3, making it the top summer drama series debut on cable or broadcast. It also clocked in as ad-supported cable’s most-watched scripted drama series premiere since FX’s The People v O.J. Simpson in 2016.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2018 BET Awards dominated social on Sunday, with 2.1 million mentions across Facebook and Twitter (Nielsen Social, 6/24/18), beating out the World Cup games.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Richard Harrison, known as “The Old Man” on reality series Pawn Stars, died Monday after battling Parkinson’s disease. He was 77. Richard and his son Rick Harrison opened the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas in 1989. Pawn Stars premiered in July 2009 on History Channel, chronicling the family business. Series is currently in its 15th season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carlos Lopez Jr., a star of truTV’s Operation Repo, was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday at his LA apartment, according to police and coroner’s officials. He was 35.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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