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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/6/20)
ACORN TV: Edward & Mary: The Unknown Tudors (Premiere)
ACORN TV: Sensitive Skin (Premiere)
HGTV: Making It Home with Kortney and Dave (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Your Worst Nightmare (Premiere) at 10pm
QUIBI: Life Size Toys (Premiere)
HGTV: Home Town: Stay Awhile (Finale) at 8pm
ID: Betrayed (Finale) at 9pm

Netflix renewed The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, for a third and final season. “The Kominsky Method has been a true passion project for me and it’s been an incredible experience to see the warm response from both audiences and critics,” said show creator Chuck Lorre. “I’m excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter.” Season two premiered in October 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beginning today, July 6, Conan will broadcast from the historic Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood. The production will follow health protocols, with no audience, guests appearing via Zoom, and limited staff and crew on site. Conan, which had been filming remotely since the end of March from Conan O’Brien’s home, is the first late-night show to move on from home filming. O’Brien is using the Largo rather than his studio at the Warner Bros. lot to help the theater, where he started doing improv in 1986, during lockdown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After the Writers Guild of America reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for a new three-year deal, the WGAW Board and WGAE Council voted unanimously to recommend the contract. A ratification vote among members will take place later this month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo reports it has topped 10 million subscribers on its main YouTube channel, the only US television broadcast channel to hit that milestone. The mix of formats includes scripted, hard news, sports and entertainment; clips from court show Caso Cerrado account for almost one billion hours of watch time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal is selling the assets of crafts and hobbies-focused SVOD Bluprint, launched as Craftsy in 2011. Bluprint was acquired by NBCU in 2017; in May NBCU said it was winding down the service. Instead, it will go to TN Marketing. “Our team is focused on continuing the excitement, enthusiasm and loyalty that the Bluprint community, instructors, designers and content creators enjoyed since its Craftsy days,” said TN Marketing EVP and GM of Digital Business Jim Kopp.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has added its “Remove from Row” feature to iOS devices, allowing subscribers to delete programs from their “Continue Watching” lists. For those who don’t yet have that option, Netflix said users can hide titles from viewing activity, which will remove them from the Continue Watching row.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Studios announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller will reimagine the Clone High television series with co-creator Bill Lawrence. Together with MTV and Erica Rivinoja, the trio will develop and produce new episodes of the animated series, a parody of emo culture. Rivinoja, who was a writer on the original series, will serve as showrunner and will co-write the pilot with Lord and Miller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios has licensed the rights to best-selling game franchise Fallout, which received a series commitment. Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films is producing alongside Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lesley Manville (Mum) will take over the role of Princess Margaret from Helena Bonham Carter for the fifth and final season of Netflix’s The Crown. Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth, stepping into Olivia Colman’s shoes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wetumpka, AL has been chosen as the site for HGTV’s Home Town Makeover, a six-part programming event slated to debut in 2021. With help of Ben and Erin Napier (Home Town) and other guest experts, HGTV will help revitalize Wetumpka by renovating private residences, a public gathering space for residents, and several buildings that house small businesses.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Oxygen’s License to Kill premieres Saturday, August 8 at 6p. Dr. Terry Dubrow (Botched) hosts the true crime show, focused on medical malfeasance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OvationTV’s AVOD travel channel, Journy, will offer the first season of Travels with Darley, following host Darley Newman as he travels with locals in different locations, on Wednesday, July 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated movie Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, from Disney Television Animation, will premiere exclusively on Disney+ Friday, August 28. All four seasons of the original animated series, along with the Disney Channel Original Movie Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, are also available to stream on Disney+. Beginning Tuesday, August 25, all episodes will be presented on Disney XD leading up to the movie’s premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will celebrate Ringo Starr’s 80th birthday with the telecast of Ringo’s Birthday Show on Tuesday, July 7 at 8p. Hosted by Starr, with guests including Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, and Sheryl Crow, proceeds from the show will benefit Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and WaterAid.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s colorized episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show grabbed the biggest audience on Friday night. The tribute to Carl Reiner drew an average 3.72 million viewers in Live+SD Nielsens. Among A18-49, the episodes had a 0.3 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv’s moved up 18 slots in the rankings among competitive cable networks, and audience in 2Q20 vs. year-ago rose by +42% in W25-54 and +44% in households. “We made the decision to dramatically grow our movie offerings and raise our profile as a movie destination this year, and it’s been wildly successful with our movies performing at a high level,” said Charley Humbard, president and CEO, UP Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Broadcasting legend Hugh Downs died July 1 at age 99. Downs was an anchor for NBC’s Today from 1962-1971, and worked with Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20 from 1978 until his retirement in 1999. Downs also hosted NBC game show Concentration from 1958-1969.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK actor Earl Cameron died July 3. He was 102. Appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Cameron was one of the first Black actors to have significant roles in British films. His television work included The Dark Man and season 4 of Doctor Who.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

 


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