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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/21/20)
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NBC Sports alum Bob Costas is joining CNN as a contributor, covering sports-related topics. “Bob Costas is a legendary, respected voice across the spectrum of sports and beyond,” said CNN President Jeff Zucker. “As the world continues to change amid the coronavirus pandemic, we are confident that Bob’s insightful analysis will help our viewers better understand what the future holds as the sports and teams we love evolve to meet this moment.” Costas was an NBC Sports commentator from 1980-2019.
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Fox News, network hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Howard Kurtz, and former FNC host Ed Henry are named as defendants in a lawsuit from Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer on Fox Business Network, and Cathy Areu, a guest on the network, filed in New York federal court on Monday. “Fox News continues to protect and reward perpetrators of sexual harassment and refuses to take accountability for putting such persons in positions of power,” alleges the lawsuit. Henry – fired July 1 for sexual harassment – is accused of raping Eckhart; Carlson, Hannity and Kurtz are accused of sexual misconduct.
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Fox News responded to the lawsuit with this statement: “Based on the findings of a comprehensive independent investigation conducted by an outside law firm, including interviews with numerous eyewitnesses, we have determined that all of Cathy Areu’s claims against Fox News, including its management as well as its hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity & Howard Kurtz and its contributor Gianno Caldwell, are false, patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit. We take all claims of harassment, misconduct and retaliation seriously, promptly investigating them and taking immediate action as needed – in this case, the appropriate action based on our investigation is to defend vigorously against these baseless allegations. Ms. Areu and Jennifer Eckhart can pursue their claims against Ed Henry directly with him, as Fox News already took swift action as soon as it learned of Ms. Eckhart’s claims on June 25 and Mr. Henry is no longer employed by the network.” Henry’s lawyer maintains her client’s relationship with Eckhart was consensual.
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ABC News promoted Rachel Scott to White House correspondent and D.C correspondent. “She is an exceptional reporter with an unwavering dedication to great journalism, keen ability to handle fast-breaking news and considerable skills for juggling multiple assignments,” said ABC News President James Goldston in a note to staff.
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Montel Williams will join long-running syndicated morning show The Balancing Act, produced by BrandStar, this fall. The job expands Williams’ relationship with BrandStar, which began with Military Makeover.
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Amazon Prime’s The Bay The Series took home three Daytime Emmys in Digital Drama categories, including for Lead Actor and Actress and Directing Team. The soap had already collected the Best Digital Drama Series during a June telecast. General Hospital alum Tristan Rogers won his first Emmy, for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Studio City. “It took me 50 years to get this,” Rogers quipped.
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Food Network cooked up a new deal with chef Robert Irvine. The two-year agreement includes new episodes of Restaurant: Impossible, as well as additional content developed by Irvine across the Discovery portfolio, with mid and short-form projects for both linear and digital platforms, including the Food Network Kitchen app.
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Epix greenlit docu-series By Whatever Means Necessary: TheTimes of Godfather of Harlem, inspired by the Godfather of Harlem series starring Forest Whitaker. Whitaker and Significant Productions will executive produce with Kasseem “Swizz Beat” Dean and Keith McQuirter for Decoder Media.
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New York City issued updated regulations for film crews, upping the number of cast and crew permitted for shoots on public property from 25 to 50. A maximum of two cameras, three lighting stands and five vehicles may be used. Permits are being accepted for on-location shooting from July 27-October 31.
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Weta Digital has partnered with Avalon Studios and Streamliner to combine Weta’s VFX expertise with live stage experience from Streamliner and production facilities from Avalon, forming a new LED-stage virtual production service in New Zealand. “LED stages are the latest technique to take advantage of game engine technology to provide virtual production workflows that can greatly expand what is possible on set,” said Weta Digital executive producer David Conley. The workflow features LED panels that can display imagery to augment practical sets, and replace green screen shots for backgrounds and exteriors.
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Limited series 81 Words, based on Alix Spiegel’s radio episode of American Life, is in development for FX. The 20th Century Fox project from Steven Canals (Pose) tells the true story of gay activists Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, who challenged the American Psychiatric Association’s definition of homosexuality.
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UK woodworkers will try to make the cut in Channel 4’s six-part factual entertainment series Good With Wood, from Plimsoll Productions. Each episode centers around a “Big Build,” in which contestants will be judged on large and imaginative wooden structures they create.
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Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish) and her business partner/mother Keri Shahidi inked an exclusive overall deal with ABC Studios, to develop and produce scripted and alternative TV projects via their production company, 7th Sun. The goal of 7th Sun is “to pursue projects that touch upon themes of history, heritage, culture, and joy.”
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Top Gear returns to BBC America with a special Nepal episode on Sunday, August 30 at 8p. The special sees the team embark on a high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang.
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UK docu-series Being Reuben premieres on The CW on Friday, August 7 at 9p. The show focuses on a Welsh teenager juggling social media stardom with family life.
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Rob Riggle, Natasha Leggerto, Ron Funches, Cleo King and A.D. Miles have joined the voice cast of Netflix’s Hoops. The adult animated series, focused on a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach, debuts Friday, August 21….Grace Van Patten (Under the Silver Lake) landed a lead opposite Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy in Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers.
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Two-hour documentary Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 75 Years Later, co-produced by A+E Networks International, History U.S. and Hulu Japan, will premiere on Hulu Japan and on History in the United States on Sunday, August 2; and on History Japan on August 30. The documentary will utilize archival footage, color film from the immediate aftermath of the bomb and audio testimony from victims to provide a personal understanding of the devastating event.
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CNN Films’ On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries will premiere on corporate sib HBO Max on Thursday, August 6. The feature follows a team of female journalists as they report on the 2020 race. “This is our first CNN Films documentary on the platform and a powerful representation of our commitment to create thought-provoking and deeply meaningful content together,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content for HBO Max.
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The first two modules of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications Executive Leadership Development Program are going virtual. The year-round program, presented in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, prepares middle and upper-middle level executives of color for career advancement into senior ranks of the cable and communications industry. “As we all collectively grapple with the fallout from the pandemic and systemic racism, high quality, proven programs like ELDP are needed more than ever to increase the representation of people of color in the corridors of influence which, ultimately, benefits everyone,” said NAMIC President and CEO A. Shuanise Washington.
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Nuno Bettencourt leads an ensemble of music icons and influencers inAt Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends, airing Monday, August 3 at 8p on AXS TV. The set will benefit the Music Forward Foundation’s Crew Nation initiative.
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Ride TV’s “Fort Worth Week” kicks off Saturday, July 25, the National Day of the American Cowboy. Sponsored by Dish, the seven-night marathon will include a new documentary on the Fort Worth Stockyards, and programming on past Stockyards rodeos, bullriding and mustang makeovers as well as volunteer effort “Feed the Fort,” which is feeding thousands of area families during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Syfy kicks off its week-long, on-air Fan Fest with Syfy Wire original doc Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t on Saturday, July 25 at 11p. The film focuses on the life and career of the comic book creator (Spawn) and entrepreneur. Syfy is also offering “One Last Bite of Summer” – a week of shark-themed programming starts Saturday, August 22 at 8:30a with Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.
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The PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament on Sunday delivered 0.5 among A18-49 and 5.25 million viewers in early numbers, enough to win the night.
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Among the June ratings highlights for Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel: Both ranked among the Top 20 basic cable networks in year-over-year growth with M25-54. Sportsman Channel delivered its highest impressions for the month of June during total day since June 2016 with M18-49 and M25-54.
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