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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/27/20)
ACORN TV: Rebecka Martinsson (Premiere)
ACORN TV: At Home With the Georgians (Premiere)
ACORN TV: The Yorkshire Vet (Premiere)
HULU: Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (Premiere)
LOGO: Canada’s Drag Race (Premiere) at 8pm
QUIBI: Bad Ideas With Adam Devine (Premiere)
QUIBI: Don’t Look Deeper (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Into the Unknown (Premiere) at 11pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Buried Worlds With Don Wildman (Finale) at 8pm

Legendary TV host Regis Philbin died on July 24. He was 88. Philbin started as host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee in 1988; the show became Live! with Regis and Kelly in 2001, and he left in 2011. Philbin was also the original host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? from 1999-2002, and hosted Million Dollar Password and the first season of America’s Got Talent. He was nominated for 37 Daytime Emmy Awards and won six. “There’s never been anyone like him,” said Kathie Lee Gifford. “And there never will be.” Talk show host David Letterman, who had Philbin on as a guest over 150 times, tweeted, “In the same category as Carson. Superlative. He was on our show a million times, always the best guest we ever had, charming, lovable and could take a punch. When he retired I lost interest in television. I love him.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox moved NeXt, about the emergence of a deadly rogue artificial intelligence, from Monday to Tuesday nights. Premiering October 6 at 9p, the thriller takes the slot originally slated for Filthy Rich, which will get a new debut date. Both shows are pandemic-proof since they are in the can, held over from last season.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke C-SPAN Twitter records. The New York Democrat’s reprimand on the House floor of Rep. Ted Yoho had over 12 million views as of Friday, the most ever for a House member, and is C-SPAN’s most-retweeted clip ever. “Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man and when a decent man messes up, as we all are bound to do, he tries his best and does apologize,” said Ocasio-Cortez after Yoho reportedly called her a “f—ing bitch,” apologizing only for the “abrupt manner of the conversation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michell Obama will have a special guest for the July 29 premiere of her Spotify show, The Michelle Obama Podcast. Former president Barack Obama will join his wife for “an intimate conversation about community, the love that powers our relationships, and their life after the White House.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered two documentaries focused on the Deaf community in the US. Eight-part Deaf U, following a group of students a Gallaudet University, premieres October 8; film Audible is film centered on a senior athlete at Maryland School for the Deaf.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix also picked up Outer Banks for season two. The coming-of-age drama follows a group of teens in North Carolina.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anime series Fena: Pirate Princess is being co-produced by Adult Swim and Crunchyroll. The series, with animation by Prodiction IG, will debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami and stream on Crunchyroll in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monica Owusu-Breen (Midnight, Texas) has boarded ABC’s Stumptown for season two as executive producer. The series is produced by ABC Studios alongside 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben Platt (The Politician), Hannibal Buress (The Eric Andre Show) and Monty Python’s Michael Palin are among the upcoming guest stars on Fox’s The Simpsons, it was revealed at Comic-Con@Home. The animated comedy returns Sunday, September 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also getting animated for Fox next season are Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers) and Natasha Lyonne (Ad Astra), who will guest on Bless the Harts, back September 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kicking off Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, researchers will use decoys, drones and underwater cameras to check on the shark population in Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off, bowing Sunday, August 9 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple landed rights to documentary feature Fireball. The film from Werner Herzog reveals how shooting stars, meteorites and deep impacts have focused the human imagination on other realms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 11 of Fox’s Bob’s Burgers will feature a pandemic episode – but it was written before the coronavirus crisis erupted, shared producer Nora Smith during Comic-Con@Home. The episode, “Worms of In-Rear-ment,” is about a pinworm epidemic, said Smith, adding, “It just seemed like a fun pandemic story. And then this happened and I was like, people are going to think we’re joking about it. Hopefully, it’s more fun because it’s about anus stuff. There’s a lot of handwashing.” On a more serious note, series creator Loren Bouchard talked about the importance of bringing more women into animation. “The animation industry is a bit on the white male side I would say until very recently,” he said. “I think a lot of us are actively trying to change that.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Mexican version of The Masked Singer, ¿Quién Es la Máscara?, premieres on Univision on Sunday, August 2 at 8p. Omar Chaparro will host the singing competition. The Mexican take on the format, based on the original South Korean show, aired last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The end is near for History’s Vikings, which will air the second half of its sixth and final season later this year. “I think the conclusion of the saga is deeply satisfying, a proper and meaningful ending,” said series creator Michael Hirst at Comic-Con@Home. “I tried to do justice to all of my characters.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond makes its debuts October 4 at 10p, as a lead-out to The Walking Dead. The newcomer the TWD franchise was originally slated for an April premiere, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Fear the Walking Dead is back for season six on Sunday, October 11; dates were revealed at Comic-Con@Home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 11 of FXX’s Archer premieres Wednesday, September 16 at 10p, and the next day on FX and Hulu. The animated comedy follows Sterling Archer’s return to the spy world after a three-year coma.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Weekly series All Hands, focused on the efforts needed to incite change, launches on Cheddar on Wednesday, July 29 at 11:30a. Magic Johnson and Lisa Wardell, CEO of Adtalem Gobal Education, appear on the premiere episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The week of July 13 at 8p, week 7 of HGTV’s Renovation Island posted double-digit gains versus the season-to-date average among P25-54 (1.04 rating, +21% versus season-to-date) and W25-54 (1.25 rating, +25% versus season-to-date). This was HGTV’s best 8p-9p rating going back at least to March 1999.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 90 Day franchise continued its demo dominance the week of July 13, giving TLC the top two programs for the week on all of TV in primetime among W18-49/18-34 with 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way and 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For week 3 of July, ID ranked as the #1 cable network in Total Day for W25-54 in Live+3 ratings, now ranking #2 in the demo July to-date.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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