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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 6/9/21)
ANIMAL PLANET: North Woods Law: Wildside (Premiere) at 8pm
BET: Tyler Perry’s Sistas (Premiere) at 9pm
BET: BET Presents The Encore (Premiere) at 10pm
CIRCLE NETWORK: Landmarks: The Stages of Country Music (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY+: Too Large: Where Are They Now? (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Loki (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Fresh, Fried & Crispy (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Vanderpump Dogs (Premiere)
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Engineering Catastrophes (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Impossible Engineering (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: A Million Little Things (Finale) at 9pm 
HGTV: Bargain Block (Finale) at 9pm
USA: Queen of the South (Finale) at 10pm

Chris Harrison has exited “The Bachelor” franchise for good. The long-time host stepped aside earlier this year, after his defense of a contestant’s attendance at an antebellum-themed college party in 2018 drew outrage. Harrison apologized and announced he would leave Bachelor Nation for an indeterminate period. According to Deadline, tense negotiations led to a “mid-range eight-figure payoff” and agreement not to talk about his departure. Harrison’s exit statement betrayed no hard feelings: “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter,” he said. “I’m so grateful to Bachelor Nation for all of the memories we’ve made together.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max renewed “Hacks.” The streamer said the series, starring Jean Smart as a Las Vegas comedian, has been a “top performer,” and is “consistently ranking on the top ten most viewed titles.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jack Black will be final guest on TBS late-nighter “Conan,” ending its run Thursday, June 24 with an hour-long finale episode at 10p. The last two weeks of the show will air in front of a (fully vaccinated) live studio audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The MTV Video Music Awards will air live and in person from NYC’s Barclays Center on September 12. The week leading up to the show, the network is collaborating with 9/11 Day for service-oriented activities honoring the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

If you had trouble accessing Amazon Tuesday morning, you weren’t alone. A massive outage at CDN provider Fastly took down numerous sites, including the New York Times, Reddit, Twitch, PayPal, Pinterest and many more, for about an hour. “We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our POPs globally and have disabled that configuration,” said a company spokesperson in a not-very-specific statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sheryl Underwood will host the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. It’s her fifth time hosting, but this time she’ll be doing it without her “The Talk” co-hosts. The pre-taped show, which will have some presenters and honorees appearing from their show’s studios or their homes, airs Friday, June 25 on CBS and Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Our upfront is going to be off the hook,” predicted Bob Bakish, President/CEO of ViacomCBS, at an Evercore ISI event this week. A year after the pandemic disrupted upfront negotiations and production, “We are seeing the benefit of truly going to market as a combined company,” said Bakish. “And that creates real advantage for us, because we have scale and reach both in high-quality, brand safe, digital environments and in the linear side.” As for scatter pricing? “There is nosebleed pricing out there,” said Bakish.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An inaugural group of 20 GroupM clients has pledged to spend at least 2% of their total media budgets in Black-owned media companies, among them L’Oreal USA, adidas, Mars, General Mills and Target. “Today’s bold commitment by our GroupM clients is essential to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the media landscape,” said Gonzalo del Fa, President, GroupM Multicultural. “Investing in the Black-owned media companies of today and the future, is at the core of the Media Inclusion Initiative. We plan to continue to work with all our clients to identify further ways to do just that.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tyler Perry is bringing back Madea for Netflix. “A Madea Homecoming” will be the 12th installment of the franchise, which Perry had planned to retire with “A Madea Family Funeral” in 2019. Perry will write and direct; Tyler Perry Studios President of Production and Development Michelle Sneed will executive produce the film along with Perry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

9 Story Media Group inked a development deal with the National Basketball Players Association’s THINK450. First up are two basketball-themed series for children, “King of the Court” and “Streetball.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) will star in NBC’s “Annie Live!” as child-hater Miss Hannigan. “When we decided to bring back NBC’s holiday musical tradition, we were looking for something that was critically acclaimed and universally beloved – and while that’s definitely the case with ‘Annie,’ it absolutely applies to Taraji as well,” Susan Rovner, chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mike Myers’ Netflix comedy has a title – “The Pentaverate” – and six new cast members. Hopping aboard the six-episode series are Ken Jeong (“Community”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Schmigadoon”) , Debi Mazar “Younger”), Richard McCabe (“The Audience”), Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous”) and Lydia West (“It’s a Sin”). Myers will play seven characters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) will play the title character’s long-lost aunt in Disney+ musical comedy “Better Nate Than Never,” about a boy who sneaks off to New York City for a musical audition after he isn’t cast in the school play.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home renovation experts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler are returning for a second season of HGTV’s “Renovation Island,” launching Sunday, June 20 at 8p. The show attracted more than 22 million viewers its freshman run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another HGTV series ready for another round is “Good Bones,” returning Tuesday, June 29 at 9p. The first project is turning an old, insect-infested house into a chic oasis – but with original Victorian details.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC streaming channel Today All Day is adding new content, including food shows
“#Cooking” and “Saucy,” and later this summer, “Cooking with Cal” and a food show hosted by Al Roker. Daily “Today Talks” will be hosted by Jenna Bush Hager.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Summer series “CMT Campfire Sessions” premieres Thursday, June 10 at 9p. Inspired by the CMT Digital series of the same name, the show brings together stars to strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories with friends fireside.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Snoopy Show” returns to Apple TV+ with new episodes on Friday, July 9. The show will stream alongside Apple Originals hailing from Peanuts and WildBrain including “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10,” and “Snoopy in Space.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Netflix’s “Locke & Key” will debut in October, announced the streamer during its “Geeked Week” presentation on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network star Robert Irvine moves to Food’s streaming sib discovery+ for five-episode culinary competition “The Globe.” Four chefs compete across three rounds of culinary gameplay as they are transported to the greatest food destinations around the world via immersive LED screen backdrops, beginning Saturday, July 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Country music pioneer Linda Martell will receive the CMT Equal Play Award at the “CMT Music Awards,” airing tonight, June 9 at 8p on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT Australia. “Linda Martell is a living legend who has influenced so many artists of color, giving them the courage and hope to pursue their dreams and a future reality of Equal Play in country music,” said Leslie Fram, SVP, Music & Talent, CMT.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV will mark Father’s Day with a marathon of episodes of “Bewitched” featuring Darrin, played by Dick York (1964-1969) and Dick Sargent (1969-1972). The double dose of Darrins kicks off at 5a on Sunday, June 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV starts Saturday, Juneteenth at 6a with a programming block highlighting the careers of Beyoncé, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Pryor, Spike Lee, and more, celebrating the significant contributions of Black artists.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ShortsTV is teaming with SeriesFest to bring content from past festivals to the ShortsTV network with the “Best of SeriesFest.” The curation of five award-winning pilots will air June 24-July 11 on the ShortsTV global networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinelatino will pay tribute to the Puerto Rican community with its BORICUATÓN de Cinelatino marathon of popular Puerto Rican films. Films produced on the island and directed by Puerto Rican filmmakers air Sunday, June 13, beginning at 7a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fantasy thriller “Moloch” explores unexplained occurrences of people spontaneously combusting for no reason, while questioning the excesses of society and the birth of violence, in a six-episode binge dropping Thursday, June 10 on Sundance Now and the AMC+ streaming bundle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s 2021 Summer Nights programming event debuted on Saturday with “You Had Me at Aloha,” which was the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program of the day among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers, elevating the network to be #1 across entertainment cable on Saturday among Households and in Weekend Primetime among Women 18+. The film averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers, 1.7 million Homes, and 178,000 Women 25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel’s new weekend program, “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino” (Saturday at 10p), was the number one cable news show over the weekend in total viewers (1.8 million) and the 25-54 demo (307,000). Fellow newcomer “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy” drew an audience of 1.3 million viewers and 156,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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