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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/10/20)
CW: Bulletproof (Premiere) at 9p
NETFLIX: Curon (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Lenox Hill (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Reality Z (Premiere)
BYU TV: Wizard of Paws (Finale) at 9p
FX: What We Do in the Shadows (Finale) at 10p

A social media campaign launches today that has Black women speaking from the Instagram accounts of white women with large platforms, to magnify Black women’s voices and their work. In #ShareTheMicNow, Opal Tometi will take over Ashley Graham’s account; Kahlana Barfield Brown will take over Julia Roberts’ account; Bozoma Saint John will take over Kourtney Kardashian’s account; Ibtihaj Muhammad will take over Alex Morgan’s account; Latham Thomas will take over Gwyneth Paltrow’s account; Angelica Ross will take over Hilary Swank’s account; and more. Audience reach for the first iteration of #ShareTheMicNow is over 300 million on Instagram.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Most Americans believe Twitter is right to add warning labels and fact-check dubious tweets, according to a survey from Piplsay. A third of respondents said the new policy is good as long as it applies to everyone equally, while 16% said such policies could be misused to benefit certain people/parties, and 9% said they were against social media platforms determining what others can say.
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MTV’s MTV Movie & TV Awards event, which normally takes place in the summer, is on indefinite hold. Variety reports the net had considered moving the show to December pre-pandemic, but hasn’t committed to a production this year, due to uncertainties about the future of live audience events.
(Source: Cynopsis)

REVOLT Black News is now airing Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9p, in addition to the news updates from field correspondents airing at the top of every hour from 4-10p daily. Eboni K. Williams (State of Culture) hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The PGA Tour and Twitter announced a global live content execution to mark the PGA’s return to competition at the Charles Schwab Challenge, June 11-14 in Ft. Worth, Texas. “Twitter Multicast” will take place on Thursday, June 11, from approximately 1-2:30p and will showcase athletes and celebrities creating their own live commentary in conjunction with PGA Tour Live Featured Groups coverage during the first round of the tournament. “The PGA Tour is proud to be among the first major sports leagues to return to competition,” said Rick Anderson, Chief Media Officer of the PGA Tour. “With no spectators on site, we want to work harder than ever to connect our fans to the event, across numerous platforms and devices.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Television Academy Foundation added four new members to its board of directors: Cris Abrego, Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas, and CEO, Endemol Shine North America; music director, producer and composer Rickey Minor; Jonathan Murray, co-founder of Bunim/Murray Productions; and OWN President Tina Perry. “Our incoming board members bring extensive business and creative acumen in key sectors of our television industry,” said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “We welcome their thought leadership, strategic guidance and support as the Foundation expands its educational programs and community outreach, which are designed to promote diversity and inclusivity within the television industry and deepen support for the next generation of entertainment leaders.”
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Disney+ led the pack in a new survey on telecommunications companies from American Customer Satisfaction Index, with a score of 80. Last year’s winner, Netlfix, came in second with a score of 78, followed by Hulu and Apple TV with 77, and Amazon Prime Video and Microsoft Store with 76. Verizon Fios and AT&T U-verse led pay-TV with scores of 70, Dish Network and DirecTV hit 65 and 64, and Comcast rose 11% from last year to score 63.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Which streaming service gives the most bang for the buck? Movie and TV search engine Reelgood looked at “big six” Amazon Prime Video, Apple+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu and Netflix, and offered these stats:
· Quantity: Amazon Prime has the largest content library, with 15,048 movies and TV shows. Netflix is second with 5721, and Hulu has 2771.
· Quality: Amazon Prime has the most critically acclaimed movies, while Netflix is tops for original shows. HBO Max is third in terms of high-quality movies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Original Vanderpump Rules cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have been cut because of a racist prank against former co-star Faith Stowers several years ago, details of which Stowers shared during an Instagram Live chat last week. New cast members Max Boyens and Matt Ciprioni also got the boot, for past racist remarks. Bravo and Evoluion Media confirmed the exits.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV and Bunim/Murray Productions have cut ties with The Challenge’s Dee Nguyen, after the reality star posted offensive comments about the Black Lives Matter movement. The season will air as planned, but Nguyen will not appear in the yet-to-be-filmed reunion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal-focused media brand The Dodo will produce a weekly show, The Dodo Presents, for LX, NBCUniversal Owned TV Stations’ new TV and streaming network for Gen Z and millennials. “Our partnership with LX comes at a time when Americans are looking for optimism and hope – and The Dodo Presents will highlight the amazing animal stories from local communities around the country,” said The Dodo’s President, YuJung Kim.
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Pre-production has begun on Gusto Worldwide Media’s new studio-based series, CombiNATION Plates. The show will be shot in Gusto’s production facility, beginning June 16 in Ottawa. The series is commissioned by Bell Media for their CTV Life Channel, and will subsequently air on all Gusto TV channels in the US, LATAM, APAC and the UK. “We’ve had the studio on lock-down for nine weeks and have implemented extensive health and safety protocols,” said Chris Knight, President & CEO Gusto Worldwide Media. “This is a single purpose studio, so nobody in or out without an invite. We’re looking forward to creating more exceptional content in the new normal.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel special Cleopatra: Sex, Lies and Secrets uses archaeological research to uncover the woman behind the mystery, on Sunday, June 21 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: Frontline Heroes, originally scheduled to air yesterday, June 9, was postponed due to recent events. The one-hour special celebrating women serving on the frontlines of the pandemic will now air on Thursday, June 25 at 10p on Lifetime and Facebook. GMA’s Robin Roberts hosts, virtually.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Out-of-home marketing association DPAA will hold its third annual Canada Summit on Wednesday, July 15 at 11a. The live zoom event will focus on reimagining OOH as the world reopens.
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Funny or Die is teaming again with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle (The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle) for web series Call & Response, debuting June 16 on Funny or Die’s and Black millennial platform Blavity’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels. New episodes will drop Monday through Friday at noon, with Vaughn and Eagle talking with comedians, musicians, educators and more.
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Season two of Australian pre-school series Bluey is launching Friday, July 10 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. All season two episodes will subsequently air on Disney Junior. “The show offers relatable situations for engaging kids every day, which is so important to parents at this current time,” said Henrietta Hurford-Jones, Director of Children’s Content Partnerships, BBC Studios. “Disney Junior and Disney Channel are the perfect homes for a brand new season of inspirational episodes, bringing families together for a genuine co-viewing experience.”
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Widespread rating declines hit syndicated shows in the Memorial Day week ending May 31 due to preemptions for breaking news of the George Floyd protests and the coronavirus pandemic. Judge Judy (5.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 2% from the week before) had only a minor loss compared to most programs, and Dr. Phil (2.0, down 13%) aired four days of repeats but was still the #1 talk show. Holding on to their ratings from last week were TMZ (1.0) and Daily Mail TV (0.8).
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the second consecutive week, Univision was the #1 network in all of television during prime time the week of June 1 among A18-34, with 241,000 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UniMás’ novela series, Qué Culpa Tiene Fatmagül, increased the net’s Monday to Friday 8p-9p time period by double-digit margins year-over-year among Total Viewers 2+ (+45% to 496,000), A18-49 (+43% to 232,000) and A18-34 (+28% to 82,000).
(Source: Cynopsis)

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