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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 6/26/20)
CBS: The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (Premiere) at 8pm
AMAZON: Como Sobrevivir Soltero (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 (Premiere)
NETFLIX: All for Love,
NETFLIX: Home Game (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Twogether (Premiere)
WE TV: Mama June: From Not to Hot (Finale) at 9p

(SATURDAY 6/27/20)
NBC: Global Citizen Concert: Unite For Our Future (Premiere) at 8pm
MSNBC: Global Citizen Concert: Unite For Our Future (Premiere) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 6/28/20)
BET: The Greatest Moments in BET Awards History (Premiere) at 5pm
BET: Locked & Lit: Countdown To The BET Awards (Premiere) at 7pm
BET: The BET Awards 2020 (Premiere) at 8pm
ADULT SWIM: Robot Chicken (Premiere) at 12:15a
FOOD NETWORK: Giada at Home 2.0 (Premiere) at 12:30p
HBO: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (Premiere) at 10p
NAT. GEO.: Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (Premiere) at 8:30p
Showtime: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Finale) at 10p

AM Joy anchor Joy Reid is expected to take the seat left vacant by Hardball’s Chris Matthews, who made a sudden on-air exit in March amid accusations of inappropriate remarks toward women, reports the Wall Street Journal. Hardball airs daily at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NFL has canceled its preseason Hall of Fame Game, which would have featured the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 6, and postponed the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, over COVID-19 concerns. A full 2020 season is still set to kick off September 10 – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters on Thursday the league plans on games with fans in (sanitized) stadiums this fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google announced it will license content from some news publishers, to appear in Google News and Discover later this year. “This program will help participating publishers monetize their content through an enhanced storytelling experience that lets people go deeper into more complex stories, stay informed and be exposed to a world of different issues and interests,” said Brad Bender, Google’s VP Product Management of News, in a post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Mayer, the new CEO and COO of TikTok parent Bytedance, explained why he left his role as Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International at The Walt Disney Company. “There comes a time in everyone’s career where you need to make a choice,” he told digital investor Peter Csathy. “It seemed like the right time. I’m not getting any younger. If you really want to make a big splash, there’s just a timing factor to that. And there aren’t many companies like ByteDance and TikTok.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO announced the finalists who will compete in ABFF’s 23rd annual HBO Short Film Competition. The festival, hosted on ABFF.com from August 21-30, will include the independent Black cinema as well as studio premieres, panels, masterclasses, and virtual networking events. This year’s five finalists include Martina Lee (Black Boy Joy), Letia Solomon (The Cypher), Ethosheia Hylton (Dolapo Is Fine), Darius Dawson (A Rodeo Film) and Lanre Olabisi (A Storybook Ending).
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s going back the the Shore – the net gave a season four order for Jersey Shore Family Vacation. The June 18 season three ender delivered a 1.1 among A18-49 in Live+SD ratings, the highest in almost two years, and Live+3 viewership of 1.7 million. Tweeted Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who quit the show during the season three finale last week, “Good luck my fam…can’t wait to watch.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Content Group, Asylum Entertainment Group’s content collective, announced the rebrand of Collins Avenue Entertainment to Story Street Entertainment. Story Street will build on Collins Avenue’s success in lifestyle shows, and expand into new genres, from true-crime programming to shiny floor formats. The company will also target third party formats to be adapted stateside.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max inked an overall deal with Marlon Wayans, which includes a number of projects in the works. The deal includes a stand-up special from Wayans along with a multi-act special in which he will serve as host. In addition, HBO Max will have a first look deal at his scripted and unscripted projects. The first identified scripted project is a half-hour comedy, Book of Marlon, based on the trials of his real life. The series is co-created by Rick Alvarez, who will also co-write the pilot with Wayans.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu gave a straight to series order for a 12-episode drama based on Sally Rooney’s novel Conversations with Friends. The show will be produced by Element Pictures, in association with BBC Three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cream Films announced a co-production partnership with Indian-Canadian director, photographer and activist Indrani and producer, multidisciplinary artist and social justice advocate GK Reid. Under the deal, Cream, Indrani and Reid will create, develop, and produce feature documentaries with a focus on social justice. Indrani and Reid will work closely alongside Kate Harrison Karman, President of Cream, as well as Corey Russell, veteran documentary producer (The Go-Go’s) and Cream Films EVP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tiger King star Carole Baskin has launched a free virtual reality game that has players tracking tigers. Big Cat Rescue VR Tiger Game, available in the Oculus store, helps players “learn about the plight of the tiger in the wild and how the lucrative cub petting industry is fueling the demand for poached wild tigers,” said Baskin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mobile video app TikTok announced TikTok for Business, housing its all of its marketing solutions for brands including access to TikTok ad formats, TopView, Brand Takeovers, In-Feed Videos, Hashtag Challenges and Branded Effects. New AR effect Brand Scan has also been added. TikTok is also launching an e-learning center to advise marketers about ad options, with product guides and resources to help launch campaigns. “We’ve seen more and more brands embrace the unique and creative ways the TikTok community expresses themselves through video,” said Blake Chandlee, VP of Global Business Solutions. “The experience is real, light-hearted and fun, and as we’ve seen over the course of these dynamic times, users and brands have the ability to make a meaningful and positive impact on their communities.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

GSTV struck a new partnership with journalist and AfterBuzz TV co-founder Maria Menounos, who was on hand for the company’s NewFront presentation. Menounos will produce short-form videos based on her podcast and daytime talk series, Better Together with Maria Menounos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The #StopHateForProfit advertising boycott of Facebook, organized by civil rights groups and joined by T-Mobile, Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and The North Face, among others, got attention at the top. Business Insider reports CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg talked this week with members of Facebook’s client council, and said they are reviewing their policies about content and ads, including political ads.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adventurer, survivalist and military veteran, Cliff Simon dives into the world of the paranormal in Travel Channel’s new six-part series, Into the Unknown, premiering Monday, July 27 at 11 p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic Documentary Films announced the release of Rebuilding Paradise, from director Ron Howard and Imagine Documentaries, in select theaters (physical and digital) on July 31. For every ticket sold, $1 will go to charities supporting the town of Paradise, California.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN Spotlight: Oprah and 100 Black Fathers will explore the emotional toll Black fathers endure, on Tuesday, June 30 at 10p. “We are proud to continue curating programming that talks openly about important issues affecting Black lives,” said Tina Perry, president, OWN. “In this special, Black fathers will share their personal stories and feelings in this moment and the hope they have for their families’ futures.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Earlier that night, OWN will air a one-hour reunion special with the cast of Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong. During If Loving You Is Wrong: Oh So Right, hosted by Edwina Findley Dickerson and starting at 8p, cast members will relive moments from the series, in addition to dishing on behind-the-scenes stories and answering fans’ questions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Dodo’s first long-form family special, remotely-produced Summer at Home with Toby the Toad, has jumped to The Dodo’s YouTube channel. The 30-minute, live-action special is sponsored by Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showbiz Kids, a film looking at the high risk, high reward business of working as a child actor, debuts on HBO on Tuesday, July 14 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Late legends Kobe Bryant and Little Richard will be honored at the 2020 BET Awards by Lil’ Wayne and Wayne Brady, respectively, on Sunday, June 28 on BET and CBS. Beyonce will receive the Humanitarian Award.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HQ Trivia has launched HQ Movie Trivia Night, a game show for film buffs airing on Wednesdays, with a $5,000 prize. HQ Movie Trivia night will air live every Wednesday at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel is tuning up for a night of entertainment for kids and families, with two music specials featuring Disney Channel stars, past and present, along with celebrity guests. Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along and Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist premiere back to back on Friday, July 10 beginning at 8p. Following ARDYs, Descendants star Sarah Jeffery’s new Disney Channel Voices music video, “Even the Stars,” will make its Disney Channel debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of its “Read-Along” initiative on Facebook and YouTube, PBS KIDS has partnered with Little Free Library for a collection of story-time videos this summer designed to encourage reading for kids and parents. Each guest will read a children’s book and designate a location in the US where a Little Free Library will be installed with a supply of diverse books. Story time kicks off Monday, June 29 at noon, with NBA legend and entrepreneur Dwyane Wade reading Gabrielle Union’s children’s book, “Welcome to the Party.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scholastic Entertainment, the TV and film division of publisher Scholastic, is joining forces with Elizabeth Banks’ Brownstone Productions (Pitch Perfect), Marc Platt Productions (Legally Blonde) and Universal Pictures to develop a feature-length, live-action hybrid film that will bring The Magic School Bus to the big screen. Banks is set to portray teacher Ms. Frizzle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon greenlit animated preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show! (wt), based on the popular Baby Shark character. Nickelodeon Animations Studios and SmartStudy are co-producing 26 half-hour episodes, rolling out in 2021 after a holiday special in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision had another Wednesday night win in the A18-49 demo, with its regular lineup averaging 0.5. CBS’s Game On! slipped two tenths in the demo, to 0.4, a series low.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Les Crystal died June 24 after battling brain cancer. He was 85. Crystal was President of NBC News from 1977-1979, before serving as executive producer of PBS’s NewsHour from 1983-2005.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $44 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $42 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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