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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/9/20)
Comcast is pledging $100 million for a program to fight injustice and inequality, including $75 million in cash and $25 million in media distributed over the next three years, in addition to existing commitments. “We know that Comcast alone can’t remedy this complex issue,” said CEO Brian Roberts in a memo to employees on Monday. “But you have my commitment that our company will try to play an integral role in driving lasting reform. Together, we hope to help create a more equitable, just and inclusive society.”
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The Writers Guild of America, East, an AFL-CIO affiliate, is calling on the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO to suspend its affiliation with the Union of Police Associations on the grounds that the actions of the police union is consistent with “authoritarianism, totalitarianism, terrorism and other forces that suppress individual liberties and freedom.” Said the WGA East, “As long as police unions continue to wield their collective bargaining power as a cudgel, preventing reforms and accountability, no one is safe. Therefore we believe that police unions do not belong in our labor coalition.”
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The debut of season two of Spectrum L.A.’s Finest, which had been set for Monday, June 8, was postponed at the last minute to a later date in 2020, amid protests around the country against police brutality. Last month, Fox announced plans to air season one of the cop drama this fall.
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Cheer (Netflix) and RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) topped the nomination list for the second annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, with five nods each. Winners will be announced June 29.
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Cicely Tyson will receive the Peabody Awards’ Career Achievement Award, honoring someone whose work and commitment to broadcasting and digital media have left an indelible mark on the field and American culture. Tyson has been nominated for 13 Emmys and won two. “With her award-winning performances, Tyson has taught us to champion a world of possibility for social justice, creativity, vitality, and joy,” the Peabody Board of Jurors said. “Through her career, she has demonstrated the importance of imagining human freedom, the power of struggle, the grace of sacrifice, and the importance of witnessing in a nation desperate to reckon with itself.”
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Applications are now being accepted for Charter Communications’ 2020 Spectrum Digital Education grant program, which supports nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it in their lives. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 26 at 5p, with grants announced in August and awarded in September.
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Dr. David Samadi, M.D., a physician and surgeon, has been named the lead Medical Contributor of Newsmax TV. Dr. Samadi will report and discuss on the latest in medicine and prevention, as well as news developments related to the coronavirus.
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Hartley Sawyer, who played Ralph Dibney on CW’s The Flash, has been let go after screen shots of old posts surfaced that had racist and misogynistic references. “Hartley Sawyer will not be returning for Season 7 of The Flash,” said a statement from Warner Bros. TV, The CW, Berlanti Productions and executive producer Eric Wallace. “We do not tolerate derogatory remarks that target any race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.” Sawyer posted an apology on Instagram which said in part, “I’m not here to make excuses – regardless of the intention my words matter, and they carry profound consequences.”
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Talent competition Celebrity Show-Off, hosted by Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 10p. The ten-episode remote series is based on Korea’s My Little Television.
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TLC is adding to the 90 Day Fiance franchise with B90 Strikes Back!, premiering Monday, June 22 at 8p. “It’s always a party on social media during 90 Day franchise premieres with burning questions, plenty of shade thrown and the funniest GIFs we’ve ever seen,” said Howard Lee, President and GM of TLC. “Our Before the 90 Days couples have been anxiously awaiting their chance to respond back to the social media universe, and now is their opportunity!”
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Season seven of History’s Alone kicks off Thursday, June 11 at 10p. Ten participants compete to survive 100 days in The Arctic for the biggest prize in the series’ history, $1 million.
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With the World Series of Poker postponed, Poker Central’s OTT service, PokerGO, has launched a new series highlighting legendary, rarely seen WSOP footage. WSOP Classic will run through July 24, mimicking the usual WSOP tournament’s summer dates and consisting of daily, exclusive footage and gameplay from WSOP tournaments that were played from 2003 – 2010.
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Law&Crime Network has launched two daily special reports covering issues from the perspectives of protestors and law enforcement officers. Justice and Peace airs at 12p, followed by Keeping the Peace at 12:30p.
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Showtime Documentary Films announced Attica, a new feature-length film from documentarian Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders). The project, detailing 1971’s five-day prison rebellion in upstate New York, is set to premiere on Showtime in 2021.
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Canada’s Headspinner Productions and Showrunner/Producer Diana Moore have begun production on a series of animated shorts created by and starring YouTube star Denis Kopotun. The 2D animated series for ages 6-11 follows Denis and his cat sidekick Sir Meows A Lot. The episodes are being animated at Cartoon Conrad in Nova Scotia.
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Megaphone TV signed a production development deal with 79th & York Entertainment. Megaphone TV’s polling, trivia, and social platform creates interactive storytelling moments and transactional ad campaigns with broadcast partners.
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Anthem Sports & Entertainment inked an agreement to launch AVOD content for AXS TV, Fight Network and IMPACT Wrestling on VOD platform Glewed TV. The streaming channels are slated to debut in 3Q20.
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Spirits Network, the streaming channel with an integrated shopping experience, is launching its first podcast, Make Mine Neat, hosted by the net’s Chief Curator Flavien Desoblin, and spirits enthusiast Ethan Kelley. First up: Whisky’s Dirty Little Secret.
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Fox News Media and SiriusXM have expanded their partnership. As a part of the new agreement, all of Fox News Podcasts’ original programming is now available to Pandora’s monthly users across all tiers of the service. Additionally, the platform’s daily news digest, The FOX News Rundown, now airs weekday mornings on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.
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Eighty percent of TV homes have at least one connected TV device, according to Leichtman Research Group, up from 74% in 2018 and 57% in 2015. Roku and Amazon Fire top the field, with about 40 million each. Leichtman reports 40% of adults in US TV households watch video on a TV via a connected device daily, versus 29% in 2018 and 12% in 2015.
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BET will commemorate the life of George Floyd by broadcasting his funeral service in its entirety from Houston, TX. Anchored by BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill, commercial-free, live coverage of “BET Remembers: George Floyd” will air today, June 9 at 11a on BET, BET Her, BET.com, and BET’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
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A special episode of Tamron Hall airing Friday, June 12 will include conversations with young Americans protesting in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder. “Hear Us Now” will also highlight how different races can support each other.
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One-hour ID special The Murder of George Floyd: A Nation Responds features a panel of law enforcement, press, activists and crusaders discussing police violence and law enforcement reform tonight, June 9 at 8p. “Our country is witnessing a historic and much-needed outcry for change, and we have the privilege, and indeed, the duty to move the conversation forward,” said Henry Schleiff Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “It was our goal to have the leaders who are driving that conversation, meet for a discussion that will not only enlighten but inspire action.”
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Travel Channel is hosting four one-hour quarantine watch parties with the net’s supernatural stars, starting Thursday, June 11 at 10p with The Holzer Files: Decrypted. The following Thursdays feature Destination Fear: Behind the Screams; Kindred Spirits: Back From the Dead; and Ghost Brothers: Haunted House Party.
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CJC Television Network is broadcasting a marathon of The Carl Jackson Podcast, on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 at 2p. Guests include actor and producer Jazmine Lewis, singer Mario Winans, Bishop Greg Davis, and Dalon Collins, formerly of Kirk Franklin and the Family.
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Cozi TV will be airing a “Leslie Jordan After Dark” special the week of Monday, June 15 during the usual Will & Grace timeslot at 1a. Two episodes each night will feature guest star Leslie Jordan as Will & Grace’s outrageous socialite Beverley Leslie.
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Documentary Welcome to Chechnya debuts on HBO Tuesday, June 30a t 10p. The film focuses on the work of a group of activists in the Russian republic who are combating the country’s deadly anti-LGBTQ torture campaign.
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AXS TV is presenting a special acoustic performance by Grammy-winning artist/performer Norah Jones, as part its At Home And Social music series on Monday, June 15 at 8p.
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The winners of the “Latinos Stand-Up!” comedy competition, Mark Viera and Alex Carabaño, star in stand-up comedy special Entre Nos: The Winners, debuting Friday, June 19 at 9:30p on HBO platforms.
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Universal’s You Should Have Left, a haunted house thriller starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried, will skip theaters and be released on VOD platforms on June 19.
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