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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/2/21)
A&E: Court Cam Presents Under Oath (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Family Karma (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Hunting Atlantis (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY+: Too Large (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+:Too Large: Where Are They Now? (Premiere)
FOX: MasterChef (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight: Couples Cam (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Kim’s Convenience (Premiere)
CW: Nancy Drew (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Life at the Water Hole (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Human: The World Within (Finale) at 10pm

Discovery Inc. unveiled the name for the company that will emerge from the combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery: Warner Bros. Discovery. David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery and the future CEO of the proposed combined company, shared the new name with WarnerMedia employees from the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank. “It represents the combination of Warner Bros.’ fabled hundred year legacy of creative, authentic storytelling and taking bold risks to bring the most amazing stories to life, with Discovery’s global brand that has always stood brightly for integrity, innovation and inspiration,” said Zaslav. The tagline for the company would be a line from Warner Bros. classic “The Maltese Falcon”: “The stuff that dreams are made of.” AT&T announced plans last month to spin off WarnerMedia and combine its assets with Discovery’s businesses to create a single company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The proposed Discovery/WarnerMedia merger demonstrates that direct-to-consumer is “a content arms race, and scale is most necessary,” wrote Wells Fargo analyst Steve Cahall in a report on Tuesday, adding that he projects the combined company will hit 178 million subscribers by 2024. “More content leads to stronger engagement, which reduces churn, creates pricing power and drives margins,” said Cahall. “Netflix and Disney are putting this playbook to work, others hope to follow.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ViacomCBS begged to differ with a study published Tuesday that claimed since 2002, the company (and its predecessors) have dodged paying $3.96 billion in corporate income tax, through a system involving subsidiaries outside the country. While the strategy noted by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations is common practice, ViacomCBS said in a statement that the study “is filled with mis-characterizations, material omissions, and numerous false claims. ViacomCBS fulfills its tax obligations in all 180+ countries and the territories we operate, and all of our revenues — including those identified in this report — are fully taxed in relevant jurisdictions around the world, including the United States, as required by applicable law.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walt Disney Company was hit with a discrimination lawsuit on Tuesday. Joel Hopkins, who joined the company in 1994 (and is currently VP Production Finance), claims failures to promote him and compensate him at the same level as other department heads was due to his sexual orientation. Defendants are Walt Disney Company, ABC Signature Studios, Inc., and Riverside Television Services LLC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewers of “America’s Got Talent” will see a lot of SONIC this season, which launched last night. NBC and Fremantle announced SONIC Drive-In as a premier sponsor for “America’s Got Talent” season 16, in a collaboration that will feature extensive on-air, digital and social integrations. “For a show like ‘America’s Got Talent,’ which brings together multiple generations of families and friends, it was crucial for us to collaborate with a brand that believes in the power of family as much as we do,” said Mark Marshall, President, Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “We are thrilled to be partnering with SONIC Drive-In to transform the iconic ‘AGT’ stage and elevate authentic moments throughout the season for fans across the country.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Law&Crime is launching on Flow as part of Cable & Wireless Communications. The carriage agreement expands Law&Crime’s availability to an additional 500,000 households in 16 countries across the Caribbean and Latin America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS is ramping up for its its new scripted romantic-comedy pilot, “Space.” Joining the cast are Jake Lacy (“Being The Ricardos”), Krysta Rodriguez (“Halston”), Ally Maki (“Wrecked”), Caleb Hearon (“Fargo”) and Rachel Pegram (“Love Life”). Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (“Miracle Workers: Dark Ages”) have been tapped to direct and executive produce. Written and executive produced by Hilary Winston (“Happy Endings”) and executive produced by Nick Stoller of Stoller Global Solutions, the project begins shooting in Portland in June.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Leftover Daughters,” focused on a Chinese-American woman and her circle of friends, is in development at NBC. The comedy comes from Jude Weng (“Finding Ohana”), Paul Feig and Geigco Entertainment, Janet Yang (“The Joy Luck Club”) and Lionsgate Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fred Rogers Productions has secured $1 million in grant funding from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support the production of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” as well as the launch of two new PBS KIDS series, “Donkey Hodie,” which premiered May 3, and “Alma’s Way,” debuting this fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CAA is selling its majority stake in Wiip (“Mare of Easttown”) to South Korea’s JTBC Studios, as part of its agreement with the WGA to limit its ownership of affiliate production studios. “The marketplace has embraced wiip’s unique position as an independent entertainment company that gives artists more control and ownership of their content, and a quicker path to production and distribution,” said CAA President Jim Burtson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notesSophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”) is onboard HBO Max’s “The Staircase,” based on an infamous murder case…Melissa Barrera (“In the Heights”) landed the lead In Netflix drama “Breathe.”…Sam Keeley (“’68 Whiskey”) has joined the cast of Peacock’s “Joe Exotic” (wt), based on the Wondery podcast, as John Finlay.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One Animation is launching a new iteration of animated serieOddbods.” “Oddbods: Busy Bodies,” aimed at helping kids relieve stress, move their bodies, and engage in imaginative play, debuts on Kidoodle.TV this week, for an exclusive first window.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “The L Word: Generation Q” launches Friday, August 6, available on streaming and on-demand for Showtime subscribers, before making its on-air debut on Sunday, August 8 at 10p. The first five episodes will air Sunday nights, with the final five episodes of the season airing Monday nights at 9p until the series’ October 11 season finale.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix dramedy “Atypical” will be back for its fourth and final season on Friday, July 9. The show follows a teenager on the autism spectrum and his family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-seres “This Is Pop” features interviews with artists, producers and songwriters including Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, ABBA’s Benny Andersson, T-Pain, Brandi Carlile, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and others. The eight-parter from Banger Films will be available on Netflix Tuesday, June 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season six of LATV’s “The Q Agenda” debuts Thursday, June 3, with Enrique Sapene, trans activist Juliana Joel, comedian Lianna Carrera, and celebrity makeup artist and entrepreneur Victor Ramos discussing the Latino LGBTQ+ community.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum is celebrating Pride Month by providing TV customers with an On Demand collection of movies highlighting LGBTQ stories, including Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Nicole Kidman in “Boy Erased,” and Julianne Moore and Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right.” Movies will be available in the Spectrum On Demand portal under the category “Pride Month.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also taking Pride to a new level in June is Rotten Tomatoes, celebrating LGBTQ+ creatives and representation in films and television shows throughout the month. A dedicated Pride Hub will feature editorial, best reviewed lists and recommended at-home viewing options.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Haystack News is launching several dedicated news streaming channels for the month of June including Tulsa Race Massacre 100-Year Anniversary (through June 4), Pride Month (June 7-30), Juneteenth (June 5-21) and Derek Cuavin Sentencing (June 23-26).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce and its streaming service Brown Sugar will join forces for a Black Music Month tribute this June. Among the hightlights: Every Friday night, double-feature BMM Movie Nights will be hosted by J.D. Williams (“Saints & Sinners”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is honoring African-American Music Appreciation Month with of “Docs That Rock,” airing Wednesdays at 8p, kicking off tonight with “Jimi Hendrix: Trapped In Amber.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music video network Vevo has added Afro Pulse, consisting of curated music videos by Black artists, to its suite. Instead of only targeting household artist names or a specific genre, brands can advertise within music video programming that features Black artists of various musical styles and levels of popularity. “Brands and agencies are actively looking to bolster diverse voices and content today more than ever, evident in the most recent pledges by Dentsu, IPG and GroupM, among others. They hear the demands by Black Americans for more culturally relevant programming that features Black leads and reflects their own lives and experiences,” said Jesse Judelman, SVP of Sales, Americas, Vevo. “Given the importance of supporting Black culture, coupled with Vevo’s own rapidly expanding distribution network, we felt now was the perfect time to launch Afro Pulse.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first season of HGTV’s “No Demo Reno” delivered a 0.60 Live+3rating among P25-54 on Thursday nights, a year-over-year increase of 36 percent in the 8p timeslot. Among W25-54, the show garnered a 0.81 Live+3 rating, up 38 percent over year-ago levels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crackle’s “Going From Broke” has driven over 1 million total viewssince the May 20 launch of episode 1 of season 2. Despite the fact that, unlike last season, episodes are being released one episode at a time, views are up over 32% over last season’s first 10 days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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