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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 7/28/20)
CW: Tell Me a Story (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Maxxx (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Last Chance U: Laney (Premiere)
VICE: How to Rob a Bank (Premiere) at 10pm

Could this be less of a surprise? Friends is the #1 show on HBO Max, reports WarnerMedia. More surprising is the #2 show – HBO Max Original anthology series Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick. In third place is The Big Bang Theory. The company said 70% more time is being spent on the streamer versus HBO Now, based on January 2020 HBO Now viewership. HBO Max users are also significantly younger than subscribers of traditional HBO, with 23% falling between the ages of 18-24.
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Sony Pictures Television and Fox Television Stations are launching a four-week test of Game Show Network trivia show Common Knowledge. Starting August 3, the show will air on Fox stations in eight markets, including New York, LA, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa, Orlando, Minneapolis and Austin.
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Most Google employees will have the option to work from home until at least July 2021. “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we’ll be extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021 for roles that don’t need to be in the office,” wrote CEO Sundar Pichai in a memo to workers. “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the next 12 months.” Previously, the company said most employees would work remotely through the end of the year.
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The movie timeline for the 78th Annual Golden Globes has shifted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that films with release dates set through the show’s scheduled date of February 28 will be eligible for Golden Globes; that means the nomination processes for television and film categories will have different dates. After the submission deadline of November 30, the nomination period for TV categories will be from December 30 to January 12; the nomination period for film categories will be January 13-30. Films that were set for theatrical release but were released on streamers or on-demand because of the health crisis will be eligible for Globes. Nominations will be announced February 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery and Science Channel are going live for the splashdown return of the NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on Sunday, August 2 at 1p. The event captures the first landing at sea for US astronauts since 1975.
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Feeling lucky? Hallmark Channel has launched the Summer Nights Backyard Adventure Sweepstakes, presented by Edible. Open through August 30, the promotion offers daily prizes as well as a grand prize of $5000 and a summer bundle from Edible, along with sneak peeks from Hallmark’s Summer Nights programming event.
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The next phase of BET’s #ReclaimYourVote effort includes the first-ever National Black Voter Day, recognized on September 18, 2020. The goal is to energize Black voters nationwide to take collective action toward civic engagement. The date coincides with the country’s first early voting day, in South Dakota and Minnesota.
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Apple TV+ became the first streaming service to land Daytime Emmys in its first year of eligibility, with wins for Ghostwriter and Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10. “We could not be more thrilled and proud to have our children’s programs honored by the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Tara Sorensen, Apple’s Head of Children’s Programs. “These awards are a true testament to the hard work, creative vision and undeniable talents of everyone involved, and tremendous fan response from kids and families around the world.” Also taking home a trophy her during her show’s first time at bat was Tamron Hall, for Best Talk Show Host (Informative). Amazon Prime Video, HBO and Netflix were the biggest winners, with 6 awards each. For a complete list, go here.
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Netflix prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin, set 1200 years before The Witcher, will shoot in the UK, with Declan de Barra as executive producer and showrunner. “A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books – What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans?,” said de Barra. “I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall.” The Witcher drew 76 million views globally in its first four weeks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is developing a mob drama from Brian Grazer, Terence Winter and Nicholas Pileggi. Imagine Studios is producing, with Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey executive producing for Imagine; Winter and Pileggi are also exec producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz greenlit a second season for P-Valley, from creator and showrunner Katori Hall, after setting a new record on the Starz App for most-viewed series premiere, 17% above the previous high. Viewership on the app has grown by 37% from episodes 101 to 103 and to date, the series ranks #1 among 2020’s new premium series with African American viewers (L+3, P2+ 262,000) and is in the Top 5 of all premium series among African American households.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam McKay is developing a limited series based on the upcoming book by Brendan Borell, The First Shot, about the global race for a COVID-19 vaccine. McKay, Todd Schulman and Borrell are set to exec produce the project, from McKay’s Hyperobject Industries.
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MotorTrend App gave a greenlight to season two of Faster With Finnegan, offering help for weekend mechanics on a budget. The show is slated to return in 1Q21.
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Star Trek: Discovery’s third season is prepared to launch Thursday, October 15. The U.S.S. Discovery crew will land in an unknown future, and work to restore the Federation with the help of some new friends.
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2017 World’s Strongest Man winner Eddie “The Beast” Hall hits gourmet hotspots across the country in Cooking Channel’s Eddie Eats America, making its debut Tuesday, August 11 at 10p.
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British import Taskmaster debuts on The CW on Sunday, August 2 at 9p. The show features five contestants asked to carry out comedic and bizarre tasks.
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The Drew Barrymore Show, a nationally syndicated daytime show making its broadcast premiere on Monday, September 14, has a lineup of digital series including docu-series The Making of The Drew Barrymore Show. “I have been on this show journey for a year. We started in 2019, it is now 2020, a very different year,” said Barrymore. “And what that year-long journey has been … I’m really looking forward to telling you that, in a storytelling way.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oprah Winfrey will interview newsmakers and thought leaders on Apple TV+ series The Oprah Conversation, filmed remotely and premiering Thursday, July 30. The guest on the first episode, “How to Be an Antiracist,” is bestselling author Professor Ibram X. Kendi. Also coming up on the streamer are Oprah Talks COVID-19 and Oprah’s Book Club.
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Freeform’s two-night romantic comedy Love in the Time of Corona, shot remotely in the cast’s homes, premieres on Freeform Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23 at 8p.
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We Are Who We Are, following two American kids who live on a US military base in Italy, debuts Monday, September 14 on HBO and HBO Max.
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Season 7 of Endeavour on Masterpiece kicks off Sunday, August 9 at 9p on PBS. Shaun Evans and Roger Allam return for crime-solving in Oxford.
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Lifetime has two new episodes of Supernanny on deck, set to air back-to-back on Tuesday, September 1 at 8p.
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A series based on Nippon TV game show format Sokkuri Sweets was ordered by Quibi. Eye Candy, from Main Event Media and exec produced by Chrissy Teigen via her Suit & Thai Productions, has teams attempting to identify edible creations designed to look like ordinary objects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PaleyFest LA will be held virtually for the first time, on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel, with Citi serving as the official sponsor. Starting on Friday, August 7, programs will be available for view to Citi cardmembers and Paley Members, and Monday, August 10 to the public.
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Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe, hosted by the soccer star, airs Saturday, August 1 at 10p on HBO. Joining her for conversation will be House of Representatives member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who covers racial injustice for theNew York Times, and comedian and television host Hasan Minhaj.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne traces the musician’s life from a childhood in poverty, to prison time, to fronting Black Sabbath, to reality TV stardom, in The special premieres on A&E Monday, September 7 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN scored with Thursday’s opening night game between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. The return to baseball delivered the best TV ratings for a regular season game on any network in nine years, with 4 million viewers, according to early Nielsen data.
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Over 3.2 million Total viewers P2+ tuned in during the season finale of Tyler Perry’s The Oval (Live+3 simulcast across BET and BET Her), with 2.9 Million Total viewers tuning in to BET alone. The final two episodes of the series also logged double-digit Live+3 ratings lift versus their Live+SD numbers, +52%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of CBS’s The Greatest #AtHome Videos delivered the most viewers Friday night, with 3.49 million.
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Actress Royana Black died of acute myeloid leukemia. She was 47. Black, who starred in 1988 sitom Raising Miranda, also made guest appearances on shows including The Cosby Show, Medium and Touched by an Angel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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