FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 6/21/21)
FOOD NETWORK: Grill of Victory (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Celebrity IOU (Premiere) at 9pm

“Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!”, starring and produced by Jamie Foxx, was not renewed for a second season on Netflix. The comedy was inspired by Foxx’s relationship with his daughter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox officially canceled “The Moodys.” The net yanked the low-rated comedy, starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins, off the schedule in April after the fifth episode of season two, and brought the final episodes back this month to end the show’s run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New advertisers onboard for Discovery’s Shark Week (July 11-18) include Devour Frozen Foods, T-Mobile, Sonic Drive-In, and Vrbo. They join returning partners Cooper Tires, Wayfair, Geico, The Gorilla Glue Company and Home Depot. “We continue to innovate and provide unique sponsorships and organic opportunities for clients to communicate to our highly engaged audience,” said Scott Kohn, EVP, Ad Sales at Discovery, Inc. “We are thrilled with the creative and custom sponsorships that will seamlessly complement this year’s Shark Week programming across all of our linear and digital properties, including the very first Shark Week on discovery+.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix gave a straight-to-series order to a workplace comedy inspired by the front office of the Los Angeles Lakers. The show comes from Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), Elaine Ko (“Modern Family”), Lakers President Jeanie Buss and Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Some crew members on the set of TBS’ upcoming cooking competition series “Rat in the Kitchen” went on strike after they said producers were unresponsive over requests about health benefits. The series is produced by Thinkfactory Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV renewed “The Challenge” for season 37. The news comes on the heels of the competition series scoring its best monthly share in over 13 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anniew Ilonzeh (“Chicago Fire”) scored the lead in NBC drama pilot “Getaway,” centered on a destination wedding at a isolated resort that’s taken hostage by criminals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Turkish drama “Hercai: Love and Vengeance” premieres Tuesday, June 22 at 9p, with a two-hour episode. The series offers a mix of romance, rivalry and twists, steeped in cultural traditions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food-obsessed comedian Sebastian Maniscalco stars in new discovery+ series “Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco.” Along with his wife Lana and mom Rose, Maniscalco explores culinary topics starting Thursday, August 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network cake competition “Buddy vs. Duff” is back Sunday, July 18 at 9p. The net is also offering a sneak peek at new Kal Penn-hosted series “Money Hungry” on Sunday, July 25 at 10p, before the home cooking contest moves to its regular timeslot on Tuesday, July 27 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New animated comedy “Tom and Jerry in New York” premieres on HBO Max Thursday, July 1, with Tom the resident mouser at a Big Apple hotel, and Jerry stirring up trouble.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AccuWeather Network has a new live 2-hour show, “AccuWeather Prime,” weeknights at 8p. Senior TV Weather Broadcaster Adam Del Rosso hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock has added three 8-part true crime series from Law&Crime:“Buried With Love,” “Vanished” and “Trial File.” The Law&Crime linear channel launched on Peacock in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks content initiative “Can We Talk About This?”, hosted by Jordan Carlos (“The Nightly Show”), invites conversation around difficult issues, from dated content in classic movies to timely documentaries. Up next: “That’s Wild,” telling the story of three at-risk African American teens on a journey from the streets of Atlanta to the the outback of Colorado. The film airs Monday, July 19.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 41st annual “A Capitol Fourth,” the Independence Day celebration on PBS, will be hosted by Vanessa Williams. The show was pre-recorded due to the pandemic with a live fireworks presentation, in lieu of the traditional live concert on the West Lawn of the US Capitol.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV is offering an “All Day Concerts” block on July 4 weekend, beginning Friday, July 2 with Ringo Starr.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The three-part reunion for the cast of Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” begins Sunday, June 27 at 9p, with host Andy Cohen moderating the drama.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Action movie “Jolt,” starring Kate Beckinsdale, will debut on Amazon on Friday, July 23. The film also stars Stanley Tucci, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox and Susan Sarandon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” (1.237 million P2+) was Tuesday night’s #1 telecast on all of TV among African-American women (W25-54 & W18+). Over at Discovery sib TLC, “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After” was the #1 cable program the week of May 31 among W25-54/18-49, and “Extreme Sisters” wrapped its freshman season with a season-high rating for key women demos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – $11.7 million
A Quiet Place Part II – $9.4 million
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – $6.1 million
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – $5.2 million
Cruella – $6.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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