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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/1/20)
BRAVO: Below Deck Mediterranean (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Maine Cabin Masters (Premiere) at 9p
PBS KIDS: Hero Elementary (Premiere)
QUIBI: Life-Size Toys (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Beyond the Unknown (Premiere) at 10p
ABC: The Baker and the Beauty (Finale) at 9p
FOOD NETWORK: Bakeaway Camp With Martha Stewart (Finale) at 9p
FOOD NETWORK: Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Finale) at 10p
TLC: 90-Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined (Finale) at 9p
Travel Channel: Beyond the Unknown (Finale) at 8p
WGN America: Almost Paradise (Finale) at 10p

HBO Max scored exclusive SVOD rights to CBS’s Young Sheldon, in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television. Sheldon joins mothership The Big Bang Theory on the new streamer. “We now feel like our Big Bang offering is complete,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV. “We are so proud to be the home of this beloved franchise and the place where new and existing fans can learn about young Sheldon Cooper’s roots.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more HBO Max news, the platform is accelerating the release of the remaining episodes of anthology series Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick. On Thursday, June 4, episodes 4, 5 and 6 will be available to binge, and on Thursday, June 11, the final four episodes of the first season will drop. The original plan called for the release one new episode a week following its premiere with the first three episodes. “HBO Max audiences have fallen in love with Love Life. It’s wonderfully gratifying to see that fans have immediately connected to the show and we are accelerating the release of episodes to meet their demand for more,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. “We are thrilled to see Love Life emerge as one of the top performers of all content on Max.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

As protests raged over the death of George Floyd, companies voiced support in the fight against racism. On Friday, YouTube pledged $1 million to support efforts to address social injustice; on Saturday, Netflix posted a statement on Twitter: “To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.” Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Starz, TikTok and more followed up with additional Black Lives Matter messages, while Quibi changed its Twitter bio to, “We stand together against injustice. #BlackLivesMatter.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Quibi ordered a second season of Thanks a Million. Exec produced by Jennifer Lopez, the show has grateful public figures give $100,000 to someone who had a positive impact on their life. That person gifts half the money to someone who impacted their life, and so on.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Its upcoming season five was supposed to be the last for Netflix’s Lucifer, but series star Tom Ellis signed a deal to return for season six. Executive producers Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson were already onboard, along with the cast, reports Deadline. Lucifer spent its first three seasons on Fox, moving to Netflix when it was canceled.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In celebration of Pride Month, Fuse is honoring Future LGBTQ History makers who are currently using their voice to drive positive change. As part of the ongoing Fuse Future History franchise, the Future LGBTQ History Class of 2020 will include rapper and songwriter Kevin Abstract; actor and photographer Tommy Dorfman; activist Emma Gonzalez and YouTuber, model and actor Chella Man.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic ventures to the top of Mount Everest with two new specials on Tuesday, June 30. At 9p, Lost on Everest investigates what happened to two explorers who disappeared during the first attempt at the summit in 1924, followed by Expedition Everest, which tracks scientists installing the world’s highest weather station.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ renewed scripted series Diary of a Future President for a second season. From CBS Television Studios and I Can and I Will Productions, the show is executive produced by Gina Rodriguez along with creator Ilana Peña (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Keith Heisler and Molly Breeskin, and follows the adventures of a middle schooler on her journey to become the future president of the United States.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ted Lasso, a comedy from Jason Sudekis and Bill Lawrence, launches on Apple TV+ Friday, August 14. Sudekis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 13 of Canadian family drama Heartland premieres on UPtv on Thursday, June 4 at 8p. Following each new episode, the network will air Hudson, set in the world of Heartland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV acquired all three seasons of Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour. The reality series is set to join AXS TV’s Thursday night summer lineup, starting July 2 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cush Jumbo, who originated the role of Lucca on The Good Wife, then took it to CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, is leaving the spin-off – but could be back for at least a piece of season five. Said series creators Robert and Michelle King, “We’ve loved every moment of working with Cush for the last five years and everyone in The Good Fight universe will miss her terribly. Given the pandemic-forced premature ending of Season 4, it’s our hope that Cush will be able to return when we resume filming Season 5 in order to give Lucca a proper send-off.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 delivered 20.8 million viewers across TV and digital platforms, according to Nielsen. The clip of former President Barack Obama’s commencement address was viewed online an additional 38.3 million times. The May 16 primetime special drew 14.1 million viewers on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, CW, Freeform, FBN, Fox News, MSNBC and Univision in Live+7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season one of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch: Bloodline averaged 0.95 P25-54 in Live+3, finishing as the highest-rated freshman series lead-out of Deadliest Catch since Alaskan Bush People in May 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC was the #1 network on cable for the week of May 18 among P/W25-54/18-49 in Live+3 and was the #1 network on all of TV on Sunday, May 24 among women W25-54/18-49/18-34, driven by 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 


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