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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 7/24/20)
CBS: The Greatest #AtHome Videos (Premiere) at 8pm
Disney+: Rogue Trip (Premiere)
DIY: Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Room 104 (Premiere) at 11pm
NETFLIX: Sing On! Spain (Premiere)
UP TV: 800 Words (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars (Finale) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 7/25/20)
ANIMAL PLANET: Pit Bulls and Parolees (Premiere) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 7/26/20)
EPIX: Helter Skelter at 10pm
SYFY: Wynonna Earp at 10pm

Wonya Lucas has been named CEO of Crown Media Family Networks.“After a thorough search process, we found a remarkable leader with proven general management skills, as well as a track record of success in driving business results and evolving the positioning and programming of a brand,” said Mike Perry, CEO of parent company Hallmark Cards, Inc. Lucas, who has served as President and CEO at TV One and has held leadership positions at Turner Broadcasting System, The Weather Channel, Discovery Communications, the Coca-Cola Company and Clorox, was most recently President and CEO of the NPR and PBS outlets in Atlanta. She replaces Bill Abbott, who stepped down in January after Hallmark Channel drew criticism for its handling of an ad featuring a same-sex couple.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO and HBO Max had a combined 36.3 million subscribers as of June 30, up from 34.6 million at the end of last year, reported AT&T along with 2Q20 earnings. “Our solid execution and focus in a challenging environment delivered significant progress in the quarter, most notably the successful launch of HBO Max, resilient free cash flow and a strengthened balance sheet,” said AT&T CEO John Stankey.
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During an earnings call, AT&T’s Stankey addressed speculation over whether Warner Bros. sci-fi thriller Tenet, postponed from theatrical release over coronavirus concerns, would debut on HBO Max instead. The Christopher Nolan film will makes its debut in theaters, said Stankey, but said that won’t necessarily be the case for all projects. “Do I think that there could be some things that we had originally chartered and built for theatrical release that maybe migrate into an SVOD construct? Sure, I think that could occur,” said Stankey, adding that it’s “nice to have the optionality” of an SVOD release.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC was handed a big win this week when a California judge ruled it had been properly compensating The Walking Dead producers who allege they were cheated out of profits. “As the court found, these plaintiffs had the most sophisticated lawyers and agents in Hollywood and they got what they bargained for,” said AMC attorney Orin Snyder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS News is forming a unit to ensure the division’s reporting reflects diverse perspectives. “We must always be aware of how race and culture impacts our journalism – and, in terms of the future of CBS News, this unit will be as important as Standards and Practices,” said CBS News President Susan Zirinsky. Alvin Patrick, who joined CBS News in 2012, has been named executive producer of the unit.
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The New York Times has entered into an agreement to acquire Serial Productions, responsible for smash podcast Serial, for about $25 million. Serial’s creators, Julie Synder and Sarah Koenig, will join the Times staff as the Executive Editor and Executive Producer of Serial Productions, respectively.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced a non-partisan nationwide civic engagement campaign to inform and encourage the US Hispanic community to participate in the upcoming 2020 elections. Telemundo Network and its TV stations are joining forces to inform and provide people with the resources they need to register to vote and take part in the electoral process.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taraji P. Henson is building a new Empire. The actress is developing a spin-off series centered on her Empire character, Cookie, as part of a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Empire co-creator Danny Strong is writing alongside Stacy Littlejohn and Yolonda Lawrence. Lee Daniels will serve as a non-writing executive producer alongside Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Samie Falvey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Better late than never: The new season of Big Brother didn’t premiere in its usual June slot, but it will still make CBS’s summer slate. Season 22 of the reality show, featuring an all-star cast of past winners and memorable characters, will launch Wednesday, August 5 at 9p. Housemates will undergo quarantine and be tested for coronavirus prior to, and during, production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video ordered season two of Spanish-language thriller La Jauria, centered on an investigation into an online game that encourages men to assault women. Season one premiered on July 10. “In the current political climate and the ongoing fight for justice and gender equality internationally, the first season is more relevant than ever,” said Christian Vesper, EVP and Creative Director of Global Drama at Fremantle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon also handed a series order time travel adventure Paper Girls, based on the graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The project comes from Legendary Television in association with Plan B.
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Netflix giveth… The streamer is bringing back romance drama Sweet Magnolias for a second season. Stars Joanna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott and Heather Headley are all onboard. And Netflix taketh away, by scrapping a yet-to-to-go-into-production unscripted prank show featuring Chris D’Elia, following allegations that the comedian solicited underage girls on social media. While D’Elia denied knowingly pursuing underage women, he added, “I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO is adapting stage show, Between the World and Me, based on the bestseller of by Ta-Nehisi Coates, as an HBO Special Event to air this fall. Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, the special will combine elements of that production, including readings from Coates’ book, and will once again be directed by Kamilah Forbes. Ta-Nehisi Coates and Susan Kelechi Watson are also executive producers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Denis Leary (The Moodys) signed a deal to develop and produce shows for Fox Entertainment through his company, Amoeba. “Through his warm, waggish and relatable portrayal as the Moody family patriarch, Denis has become a fast friend of Fox. His creative pedigree speaks for itself; and when the opportunity arose to expand our relationship with him to create new comedies, dramas and animated series for us, we leapt at the chance,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment of Fox Entertainment. “As we ramp up our commitment to programming year-round, we’re honored to partner with Denis on this broadcast-exclusive deal.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple gave a series order to thriller Shining Girls, based on the 2013 novel about a Depression-era drifter who must murder to continue his journey. Elisabeth Moss will star and executive produce via her Love & Squalor Pictures; Leonardo DiCaprio will EP through his Appian Way. Studio is MRC Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios revealed the title and logo for new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, following a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship. The series is developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV renewed Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa, to premiere in 2021 with a new one-hour format. New episodes of season one will air Thursdays at 9p beginning September 17.
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Armando Bó (Birdman) is developing two series based on Argentinian stories. Bó’s About Entertainment is at work on Cromanon, based on an autobiographic novel by Camila Sosa Villada, and Las Malas (Bad Girls), about a trans woman who joins a group of trans sex workers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Done+Dusted will be back to produce the Primetime Emmys, hosted on ABC by Jimmy Kimmel. Producer/director Reginald Hudlin, nominated for an Emmy for producing the Oscars, will be the first Black executive producer for the telecast. “I’m excited to collaborate with this outstanding team as we produce a show that celebrates the best of what we do and reflects this moment in history,” said Hudlin. The show is set for September 20; nominations will be announced July 28 in a livestream ceremony hosted by SNL alum Leslie Jones.
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Attention shoppers: Interactive special Syfye Wire After Dark will be the first NBCU show to feature NBCUniversal Checkout, which turns content into shoppable moments. Dark Horse Comics, goodr sunglasses and DC licensee Graphitti Designs have signed on as retail partners for a show that takes viewers inside the weird world of nerd fandom on Saturday, August 1 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Bad Chad Customs kicks off a new season on Monday, August 17 at 10p. This go-round, Chad and the newly branded “Hiltz Auto Co” team attempt a record seven builds in under six months.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tom Jones shakes things up in the Windy City in Tom Jones: A Soundstage Special, premiering Saturday, August 15 at 9p on AXS TV. The concert was filmed at the landmark Grainger Studio.
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ID’s Impact of Hate: Charlottesville relives the story of Heather Heyer, killed in a protest over the removal of confederate statues. The two-hour special airs on the third anniversary of the tragedy, Wednesday, August 12 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VENN – Video Game Entertainment and News Network – is set to launch August 5, with distribution partners including Facebook Gaming, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube; additional AVOD and vMVPD deals are in the works. Series for gamers feature James “Dash” Patterson, Austin Show, Chrissy Costanza, The Sushi Dragon, Cash Nasty and Sasha Grey. “VENN was designed to be always on and always accessible to its viewers,” said David Eichenstein, its VP of Business Development for the live 24/7 network. “This group of partners – which represent the present and future of streaming – are the perfect cross-section to help ensure that goal becomes a reality right from the start.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

LIT, a cross-platform live streaming entertainment news network “for the social media generation,” has launched across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Indonesian streaming platform Kaskus. Launching with one hour live on air at 2p from Monday to Friday, the service will expand to become a live 24/7 network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Active daily users of Twitter grew 12% in 2Q20, to 186 million. CEO Jack Dorsey told investors the company is experimenting with potential revenue product opportunities, including subscriptions, and said it is addressing security issues and will “continue to be transparent in sharing our learning and remediation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok reported it has set up a Creator Fund, to be distributed over the coming year. The goal is to “encourage those who dream of using their voices and creativity to spark inspirational careers,” wrote TikTok US General Manager Vanessa Pappas in a blog post. “The U.S. fund will start with $200 million to help support ambitious creators who are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood through their innovative content.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite such feel-good gestures, concern over security issues regarding the Chinese-owned company continues – and a group of US investors is reportedly consulting with regulators to determine whether acquiring a minority stake in the company would alleviate concern. “We are very confident in the long-term success of TikTok and will make our plans public when we have something to announce,” said a TikTok spokesperson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s Love After Lockup delivered nearly 1 million total viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings for its season three premiere, up from the premiere of season two’s second half.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $124 million

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $117 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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