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NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock will be available across Google platforms and devices when the service launches nationally on July 15, and Android and Android TV users will receive a free trial of Peacock Premium until October 15. “Given Google’s extensive customer reach, millions of people will be able to start streaming Peacock on their preferred platform or device this July,” said Maggie McLean Suniewick, President, Business Development and Partnerships, Peacock. “We’ve made Peacock free to our distribution partners, including Google, because we want people everywhere to stream Peacock, and the Peacock Premium promotion demonstrates our commitment to providing incredible value for our mutual customers.” Previously announced partners include Apple and Xbox.
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the sexual assault conviction of Bill Cosby, on the basis of Cosby’s argument that five women were improperly allowed to testify about their alleged encounters with him. “The false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him – it’s about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America,” said representative for the disgraced 82-year-old actor, who is serving a three to ten year sentence for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.
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Jimmy Kimmel, who has been criticized for performing in blackface during sketches for Comedy Central’s The Man Show (1999-2004), expressed his regret for his actions. “There is nothing more important to me than your respect, and I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke,” said the ABC late night host on Tuesday. “I believe that I have evolved and matured over the last twenty-plus years, and I hope that is evident to anyone who watches my show. I know that this will not be the last I hear of this and that it will be used again to try to quiet me. I love this country too much to allow that.”
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Instead of its usual December date, the Kennedy Center Honors will take place March 7, 2021, with CBS airing the ceremony at a later date. The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which usually takes place in October, has shifted to June 20, 2021, for a PBS telecast.

The White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner, planned for late August, has been canceled due to the pandemic. “We still hope to have a virtual event,” tweeted Jon Karl, President of the WHCA. “But an in-person dinner is simply not possible.”
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Netflix renewed Lucifer for a sixth and final season, after announcing the drama’s upcoming fifth season would be its last. “The devil made us do it,” tweeted Netflix. The streamer first revived Lucifer after it was canceled by Fox after three seasons. Netflix also picked up Kenya Barris comedy #blackAF for a second run.
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And Netflix nabbed rights to the sequel to 2000 animated film Chicken Run. “Produced by @aardman, production is expected to begin next year. Eggsellent,” tweeted Netflix.
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Amazon ordered comedy series Nancy Wu Done It, about a frustrated Asian American YA author who finds herself transported into one of her books. The series from writers and executive producers Kai Yu Wu (Carnival Row) and Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones) comes from Amazon Studios in association with Vertigo Entertainment.
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Lion Television USA announced a co-production partnership with Michael Krivicka (viral video Devil Baby Attack), a director in the prank space, and his producing partner Peter Veverka (A Good Day to Die Hard). Under the deal, Lion will work with Krivicka and Veverka to develop and produce original prank formats for premium cable networks and streaming platforms. Krivicka and Veverka will work alongside Tony Tackaberry, CEO of Lion Television USA, and Stan Hsue, SVP of Development.
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Disney Channel picked up a third season of Amphibia ahead of the animated series’ season two bow on July 11. The show is part of a new Saturday night animation block.
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NBC will shoot five of the pilots on its 2021 slate later this year, when it’s safe to resume production: dramas Langdon, based on Dan Brown’s novel “The Lost Symbol”, and Ordinary Joe; and comedies Night School, based on the 2018 movie, Grand Crew, and American Auto. The remainder of the net’s pilots will be rolled over to next pilot season.
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Quibi ordered second seasons of Punk’d, from STX Entertainment in association with MTV Studios, and dating game show Singled Out, from MTV Studios.
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Horror series The Birch made it to season two on Facebook Watch. “Having the show on a platform like Facebook Watch uniquely creates a personalized fan experience where viewers build community, share fan art, theories and forge connections,” said Crypt TV CCO Kate Krantz.
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Tiffany Haddish will star in an as-yet-untitled project for Ellen Digital Network, while digital series Help Me Gen Z, featuring Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) sitting down with Gen Zers to find out what’s on their minds, is in development. Also in the works at Ellen Digital is Ladyparts, starring Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) and “OBGYN to the stars” Dr. Sherry Ross discussing sex and anatomy with celebrity guests. Game Night follows Lauren Speed Hamilton and husband Cameron Hamilton (Love Is Blind) as they host game nights with celebrity couples, and All Love With Tabitha Brown, starring the TikTok sensation, will feature social media, cooking and parenting segments.
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Amazon series Como Sobrevivir Soltero (How to Survive Being Single) premieres Friday, June 26. In Spanish with English subtitles, the series follows a fictionalized version of Mexican actor Sebastian Zurita navigating his newly single life.
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Mike Rowe is back on Discovery Channel with Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trip, a look at what made Dirty Jobs an “essential” franchise. “Dirty Jobs Forrest Gumped its way on the air in 2004 and changed my life forever,” said Rowe. “What began as a simple tribute to my grandfather, has evolved into the granddaddy of ‘essential work’ programming, and I’m humbled everyday by the number of people who continue to watch.” Four-parter premieres Tuesday, July 7 at 9p.
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NBC has turned to comedian, actor, writer and producer Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) to host new game show Small Fortune, which will have teams competing on miniature playing fields. Howery will also serve as executive producer for the show, set to go into production later this year.
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The fifth and final season of Netflix’s Last Chance U, following the “hustle and grind” of the Laney Eagles, a junior college football team in Oakland, CA, premieres July 28. Spin-off Last Chance U: Basketball arrives in 2021.
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HBO Europe’s Patria, which was due to be made available in May, will now be released day and date across HBO Europe and HBO Latin America territories, as well as in the US beginning Monday, September 27. In the US, the series will be available on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO Max and other partners’ platforms.
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Season two of Bravo’s Backyard Envy launches Tuesday, August 4 at 10p. In addition to landscaping challenges, James, Garrett and Mel face a health scare, staff issues and a surprise proposal.
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Valerie Bertinelli: In My Own Words makes its debut on Reelz on Sunday, July 19 at 9p. Family, friends and One Day at a Time creator Norman Lear share their experiences with the star.
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Vice News and Spotify are teaming for Painkiller: America’s Fentanyl Crisis, premiering June 29. The series features reporting from Vice News’ Keegan Hamilton, who tracks the chain of fentanyl from production to local communities.
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WarnerMedia Entertainment and iHeartRadio announced a partnership to co-produce a slate of companion podcasts for HBO Max. First up: companion podcasts for the comedy thriller series Search Party and sci-fi drama Raised by Wolves. The podcasts will be available on HBO Max, iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
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Court TV has launched its first serialized podcast series, Murder and the Menendez Brothers: A Court TV Mystery. New episodes focused on the sensational crime debut every Tuesday for six weeks.
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Thirteen percent of people have a video piracy device in their home, and 40% of those say it is their primary source of movies and TV, according to a new survey from the Digital Citizens Alliance. But users are paying a price for watching for free, since piracy devices are three times more likely to deliver malware. “The classic adage applies here: ‘If you are not paying for the product, you are the product,’” said the DCA. “While you may get a movie, you give up personal identifiable information and perhaps even control of your device. The cost outweighs the rewards.”
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Security company McAfee issued a list of the top ten TV shows that put people searching for free content most at risk for web crime. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Elite, Harlots, Letterkenny, Poldark, Lost, You, Gentefied, PEN15 and Skins made the list refers, determined by the number of high-risk websites associated with popular shows. “History has proven that cyber criminals follow consumer trends and behaviors to educate their scam strategies,” said McAfee. “It’s important that consumers stay alert while online and avoid malicious websites that may install malware or steal personal information and passwords.”
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National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD’s Sharkfest event has a new premiere date: Sunday, July 19. The five-week stunt was originally scheduled to kick off a week earlier.
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TLC will celebrate people who have persevered despite adversity beginning Thursday, July 9 at 10p, with the launch of a new series of specials: World’s Smallest Woman: Meet Jyoti; Conjoined Twins: Inseparable; and My Pregnant Husband. “TLC honors people from all walks of life in our programming,” said Rick Holzman, SVP Programming & Strategy, TLC. “These specials tell the unique and remarkable stories of people who face overwhelming challenges every day of their lives.”
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Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, premieres Monday, June 29, simulcast on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and the Nick app and YouTube channel. Hosted by Alicia Keys, the one-hour show will offer tools for families to have constructive conversations about race and inclusivity. It’s the first of a series of Nick News specials that will air in the coming months.

Among the Sunday night specials arriving on Reelz next month are Aaron Hernandez: Jailhouse Lover Tells All on July 5 at 8p; Olivia Newton-John: Behind Closed Doors on July 12 at 8p; and John Candy: Behind Closed Doors on July 26 at 9p.
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Combate Americas is returning to live television with an interactive new Mixed Martial Arts fight series, from a state-of-the-art closed set in Miami, FL on Friday nights. The MMA action begins August 28, continuing with two special events on September 11 and September 25 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. “As live sports return to television, Combate Americas is going to utilize this closed set studio series to deliver something that fans have never seen before and that will bring them closer than ever to the action from their screens,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren.
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Added to the list of (virtual) presenters for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are Gayle King (CBS This Morning), Kelsey Grammer (Light as a Feather), Kathie Lee Gifford (Today), and Cookie Monster, among others. The show airs Friday, June 26 at 8p on CBS.
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Winners of the 7th Annual Reality Television Awards (#RTVAs), hosted by Renee Young (Total Divas), will be revealed tonight at 7p on RTVAs.com. Seventy-seven shows were submitted in 22 categories.
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Telemundo Deportes’ Que Momento returns with a special highlighting the show’s top three stories, selected by viewers via a social media vote: Francia Campeón – their identity, diversity and unity; the 2014 FIFA World Cup Mexico match against Netherlands #NoEraPenal; and final 60 seconds of three CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers for Russia 2018 that were played on October 10, 2017. The Best of Que Momento airs Saturday, June 27 at 11p on Telemundo and the Telemundo Deportes app, and re-airs on Sunday, June 28 at 10a on Universo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Decades TV Network crosses into the Twilight Zone for its annual July 4 holiday marathon of “Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration”. The stunt starts Saturday, July 4 at 12p and continues through Monday, July 6 at 7a.
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In syndication, the season’s top-rated freshman talker, Kelly Clarkson(1.0 Live+SD national Nielsen, up 25% from the week before) scored the biggest increase among all programs on the chart the week of June 8, even though the strip was in repeats on four of the five days. Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.9, down 5%) finished first among talk shows for the second week in a row.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HITN TV reported record growth in its ratings in 2Q20. According to Nielsen rankings, the network boasts major increases in daytime, early fringe and prime, with an average of around 35% year over year.
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