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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 5/18/21)
BET: Carl Weber’s The Family Business (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY+: Homemade Astronauts (Premiere)
E!: Botched (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Pooch Perfect (Finale) at 8pm
ABC: black-ish (Finale) at 9pm
ABC: mixed-ish (Finale) at 9:30pm
ABC: Big Sky (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: The Resident (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Prodigal Son (Finale) at 9pm

Disney is launching a new curated content brand, Onyx Collective, focused on content from creators of color and underrepresented voices. Freeform President Tara Duncan will lead the brand, formerly called Disney General Entertainment Content’s BIPOC Creator Initiative. The first two projects are Questlove’s feature documentary “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised,” and docu-series “The 1619 Project,” produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate.
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Judges have been named for Fox reality competition “Domino Masters,” slated for the 2021-22 season. Actress/mathematician Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), former NFL player Vernon Davis ,and domino artist Steven Price will oversee the toppling.
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“At Fox, we have the biggest brands in news, sports, entertainment, and streaming, which deliver the audiences, reach and impact advertisers seek, but are struggling to find, in today’s marketplace,” said Marianne Gambelli, President of Advertising Sales. “Along with great content, we are investing in and delivering ad innovations that make our clients media dollars work harder and allows for our partners brand messages to breakthrough across our portfolio.”
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On the programming front, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier teased an unscripted series with Super Bowl champ Tom Brady….The net ordered competition format “Alter Ego,” featuring contestants who “won’t perform as themselves. Rather, they’ll be given the chance to show how they’ve always wanted to be seen, creating their dream avatar Alter Ego to reinvent themselves and perform like never before.” The show will air after “The Masked Singer” on Wednesdays…Country music drama series “Monarch” premieres Sunday, January 30 after the NFC Championship Game…”The Great North” was renewed for season three, “The Masked Singer” for season six, “The Resident” for season five, “9-1-1” for season five and “9-1-1: Lone Star” for season three.
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At NBCU’s Upfront presentation, it was revealed that cover bands will compete for $10,000 on “Clash of the Cover Bands” (wt). Hosted by DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, judges for the show will include Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert and Ester Dean. Exec producer is Jimmy Fallon. And speaking of Fallon, he’s not quitting his night job – NBC officially renewed “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” for five more years.
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The Games will go on, said NBC, as it touted its bustling sports season. With just six months between the Summer and Winter Olympics, and the Super Bowl in February, “NBC will be bringing all of it to America,” said sportscaster MikeTurico. All of which offers NBC a prime opportunity to launch its midseason shows, noted Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content for Television & Streaming.
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It’s not just world-class athletes who will be showcased on NBC. “Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers,” a one-hour special featuring the pop star Jonas Brothers pursuing their Olympic dreams, premieres Wednesday, July 21 at 8p – two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Games. Joe, Kevin and Nick will be trained by some of Team USA’s best athletes as the brothers compete against each other.
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Among other NBC Upfront highlights, Kevin Hart shared the news that Snoop Dogg will be hosting a show about the world’s dumbest criminals, and that he and the rapper will host a comedy sports news show currently in development.
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Discovery Channel is diving into dating with greenlights for a trio of new series. “Naked and Afraid of Love” combines survival and romance; relationship competition “Mating Season” (wt) asks the question, Can mating like animals help find love as humans?; and “Mountain Love” follows five people who move in with long-distance partners who live way off the grid.
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Discovery will explore more familiar waters with “Shark Academy,” set to air during the net’s annual “Shark Week” stunt. The competitive docu-series follows eight people competing for a crew spot on a shark diving expedition. The recruits will work and live together on a research vessel for six weeks.
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Fox placed an order for cooking competition “Next Level Chef,” featuring Gordon Ramsey (“MasterChef”) and chefs Nyesha Arrington and Gino D’Acampo. The series is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Studio Ramsay.
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Casting notes: Morris Chestnut (“The Resident”) will star opposite Yaya DaCosta in upcoming Fox drama “Our Kind of People.”
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VICE TV has commissioned a documentary film marking the 40th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in the US. Narrated by television personality, author and activist Jonathan Van Ness, “Vice Versa: The Neglected Pandemic, 40 Years of HIV & AIDS” will look at what it is to be HIV positive today. The special, produced by VICE Studios, premieres Wednesday June 2 at 9p.
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What a hoot! Disney ordered a third season of animated series “The Owl House,” ahead of its season two premiere on Saturday, June 12 at 10a.
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Engaged couples go through two major events – getting married and buying a house – in discovery+ series “The House My Wedding Bought,” making its debut Wednesday, June 16. “The series shows couples exactly how far their dollars can go at such a pivotal point in their lives and it’s perfect for our younger streaming audience on discovery+,” said Lisa Holme, SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery Inc.
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Five-part stunt “Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets” premieres Tuesday, June 22 at 9p on Food Network. Each episode features Alton Brown tapping his social media followers to come up with outrageous ingredients that challenge the competitors.
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Season five of “The Good Fight” launches Thursday, June 24 on Paramount+. Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) is onboard as a season regular.
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Paul McCartney and music producer Rick Rubin delve into the iconic artist’s musical history in docu-series “McCartney 3, 2,1” debuting on Hulu Friday, July 16.
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Fan event BravoCon has been set for October 15-17 in NYC. A slew of Bravolebrities will be on hand for live performances, panels, interactive experiences and more. “Close to ten thousand fans experienced our first ever BravoCon and I’m so excited to bring the Bravosphere to life again,” said Ellen Stone, EVP, Consumer Engagement & Brand Strategy, NBCUniversal Cable. “The passion of our attendees combined with the enthusiasm from our talent set the standards super high for our second Con which we plan to be even more memorable.”
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French animation director Olivier Jean-Marie died May 13 after a long illness. He was 60. “His talent and vision have inspired so many artists, who will carry on his legacy,” said Marc du Pontavice, CEO and Executive Producer of Xilam studio. “He will also live on through the characters he created, beloved by generations of kids who grew up with them.”
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THE 2021 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS UNSCRIPTED (AKA REALITY SHOWS) – WINNERS LIST
http://www.mtv.com/news/3177249/movie-tv-awards-unscriped-winners-list-2021/

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