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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 8/7/20)
AMAZON: Pan y Circo (Premiere)
CW: Being Reuben (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Sing On! Germany (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Tiny Creatures (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Word Party Songs (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 8/8/20)
OXYGEN: License to Kill (Premiere) at 6pm

(SUNDAY 8/9/20)
ADULT SWIM: YOLO: Crystal Fantasy (Premiere) at 12 midnight
HISTORY: Apocalypse Earth (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Surviving Jeffrey Epstein (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Endeavour on Masterpiece (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: We Hunt Together (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Perry Mason (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: sMothered (Finale) at 10pm
TNT: Alienist: Angel of Darkness (Finale) at 10pm

In a restructuring at NBCUniversal, Frances Berwick will lead the company’s Entertainment Business unit, and Mark Strauss will head Direct to Consumer. Berwick had overseen NBCU’s Lifestyle networks, while Strauss oversaw the launch of Peacock. A new Entertainment Programming unit will have content groups responsible for scripted programming, late night and alternative; the search for an exec to lead it is underway. Chairman of NBC Entertainment Paul Telegdy, who was being investigated over allegations of professional misconduct, is leaving the company, which is continuing its investigation into the culture at the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“We have an unparalleled portfolio that is now in an even stronger position to drive growth for the business. With the power of NBC and the broadcast model, coupled with the strong cable entertainment brands and the new addition of Peacock, we have massive scale and a deep library of valuable content that can live across platforms,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We are incredibly fortunate to have some of the most talented executives in the industry leading the charge and I am confident that we are poised to win in this competitive landscape.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ViacomCBS domestic streaming and video revenue rose 25%, to $489 million in the second quarter, with US pay streaming subscribers hitting 16.2 million, up 74%. Total ad revenue fell 27% versus 2Q19, due to the health crisis. “Despite the impact of COVID-19 on revenue in the quarter, we’re successfully managing through the effects of the pandemic, reaffirming the strength of our combined operations,” said CEO Bob Bakish. “Our results underscored our strong progress delivering on our value-creation initiatives, including integration cost synergies, expanded and new distribution agreements, as well as the rapid acceleration of our streaming business, where we achieved record users and revenue in free and pay while building toward the relaunch of our diversified super service.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Corp. non-production staffers who have been working remotely won’t be hopping on the subway anytime soon. “The rising rates of positive cases in areas where we have a significant presence coupled with evolving restrictions and best practices around the country are impacting and postponing our planned companywide return to work efforts this fall,” said CEO Lachlan Murdoch in a note to employees Thursday. “We are evaluating several longer-term work arrangements and will have more to share as our plans progress.” Fox said it will continue covering medical insurance premiums in Fox plans through December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Creative Arts Emmys ceremony will stretch over five nights, starting Monday, September 14. The first four nights the presentation will run on Emmys.com, moving on Saturday to FXX. ABC’s live, Jimmy Kimmel-hosted virtual ceremony will air on Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS landed the most nominations for the 41st annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, with 48. CNN was second, with 30 nods, and HBO grabbed 27. Vice News Tonight, canceled on HBO then revived on ViceTV, led the program pack with 18 nominations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu canceled High Fidelity after one season. The series, starring and executive produced by Zoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies), was based on the 1995 Nick Hornsby novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW yanked Taskmaster after one airing of back-to-back episodes on Sunday averaged 0.1 among A18-49 and 432,000 viewers in Live+SD Nielsens. The British comedy game show will be replaced in the time slot, for now, by reruns of Supernatural.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New York-based entertainment news programs E! News and Pop of the Morning and celeb showcase In the Room have been canceled by E!, victims of financial fallout due to the COVID-19 crisis. While Pop of the Morning and In the Room were newcomers launched in NYC, E! News premiered back in 1991, and was moved from LA to New York a year ago, with a time slot change of 7p to 7a. E!’s studio production will be centralized in LA, as NBCUniversal restructures its operations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios unscripted series The Pack explores the bond between dogs and their human companions. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and canine co-host Lucy, the Amazon Original series debuts later this year on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reboot of 1992 film A League of Their Own has been picked up to series at Amazon Studios. Co-creator are Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), who also stars and Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle). “There’s no crying in baseball, or at Prime Video,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “Will and Abbi have taken a classic movie, reimagining it for a new generation with new characters and their own fresh, modern vision on a timeless story of big dreams, friendship, love, and, of course, baseball.” The series comes from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with Field Trip Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios also announced a first-look deal with Grammy winner Lizzo for television projects. “I can’t wait to get started and share my vision with the world,” said the “Truth Hurts” singer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

LeVar Burton (Roots) is set to direct Lou Reda Productions limited series Two-Front War, offering first-person accounts from African-American veterans, activists, journalists, students and civilians at the forefront of a two-pronged war for freedom abroad and at home. “I have looked long and hard to find a subject that inspires me to want to bring my voice to the field of documentary filmmaking,” said Burton. “Both the Vietnam War and the movement for Civil Rights in America, are events that not only dominated my childhood and adolescence, they have gone a long way towards shaping the man and the storyteller I am today.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MiMO Studio, in partnership with former NBA star Baron Davis and his company, UWish, announced the launch of MiMO Sports, a content creation and production division dedicated to creating sports-themed content that inspires positive family values and diverse storytelling. MiMO Studio will produce a wide range of content, from real life stories to sports themed scripted content under the umbrella, “Heroes of the Game.” Davis will serve as an executive producer and creative consultant as well as join MiMO’s Board of Advisors. The announcement was made by MiMO Founder and CEO and former President of Nickelodeon, Cyma Zarghami.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Painless Productions announced a co-production partnership with Dan Pearson and his Dan 4 Entertainment. Under the deal, Painless will work with Pearson to develop and produce premium unscripted programming with a focus on social justice, organized crime and unique subculture programming, as well as African American led celebrity formats.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC handed a production commitment to an intitled drama about an estranged former female hip-hop group from the 90s that finds itself back in the public eye. The series comes from Zahir McGhee (Stumptown), producer Sabrina Wind and ABC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bread and Butter Content Studio has signed an attachment agreement with Antwan Patton aka Big Boi, part of the rap group Outkast. Said BNB owner and founder Steak Shapiro, “We could not be more excited to be working with an iconic personality like Big Boi. He shares our passion for culinary, great storytelling and having a heckuva lot of fun.” Big Boi’s Gotta Eat focuses on unique food culture.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bryan and Sarah Baeumier, stars of HGTV’s Renovation Island, go back in time to show viewers how they built their business, in Renovation, Inc., launching Sunday, August 30 at 8p. The series is a rebrand of 2016 Canadian series, Bryan Inc.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO limited series The Undoing, postponed from May 10 because of the pandemic, will now debut Sunday, October 25 at 9p. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star in the drama, created and written for television by David E. Kelley.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Keke Palmer, co-host of recently canceled morning show Strahan, Sara & Keke, already has another job lined up: The Hustlers star will host the MTV Video Awards on Sunday, August 20 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing is back Wednesday, September 2 at 9p with its first virtual season. Internet sleuthing skills are put to the test as people sheltering in place seek ways to rekindle connections or get closure.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Special shark-themed episodes of Josh Gates Tonight will air on Discovery Sunday, August 30-Thursday August 13 at 11p, following the net’s Shark Week programming. Adventurer Gates will be joined (virtually) by celebrity guests, shark experts …and shark puppet, Rick Chomp.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s 100 Days Wild follows people who move 200 miles from civilization to establish a self-sustaining economy before winter sets in. Launch date: Friday, August 21 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ponysitter’s Club, following the lives of kids at Rescue Ranch, kicks off on Discovery Family on Saturday, September 5 at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth charts the rise and fall of sports radio personality Craig Carton, whose gambling addiction and illicit ticket-brokering business brought his career to a halt in 2017. The documentary film premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 9p on HBO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bobby Cannavale (Homecoming) has joined Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, based on the Liane Moriarty novel. He joins Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy as a series regular….Valeria Mahaffey (Dead to Me) has been cast in ABC procedural thriller Big Sky.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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POWERBALL
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