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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/22/21)
Food Network: Chopped: Alton’s Maniacal Baskets (Premiere) at 9pm
Freeform: Motherland: Fort Salem (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: College Bowl (Premiere) at 10pm
Netflix: This Is Pop (Premiere)
OWN: David Makes Man (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Mysteries of Mental Illness (Premiere) at 9pm
Telemundo: Hercai: Amor y Venganza (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Unsellable Houses (Finale) at 9pm

Univision Communications announced plans for a global streaming service, including an expanded AVOD as well as a new subscription tier, set to launch in the US and Latin America in 2022. The service will be fueled by Televisa’s content library and IP as well as a slate of new originals, with existing PrendeTV, VIX and Univision NOW services unified into one brand. Specifics for the service will be announced following the close of the Televisa-Univision merger later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Win, lose and draw: Fox Television Stations are trying out a game show based on Pictionary, hosted by Jerry O’Connell (“Carter”). The 30-minute syndicated show debuts July 12 on select Fox stations, and will run weekdays for four weeks. “We’re sure a lot of families got much better at Pictionary over the last 15 months, so we think the timing is perfect for a fun, innovative TV version,” said Frank Cicha, EVP of Programming for Fox Television Stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney placed third in Brand Keys’ annual survey to discern the “50 Most Patriotic Brands,” after Jeep and Walmart. Amazon tied with Ford for fourth place, Fox News placed eighth, MSNBC tied for ninth with Coca-Cola and Hershey, and CNN came in at #24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walmart edged past Amazon as the top retail advertiser year-to-date, according to MediaRadar, outspending Amazon by 6%. “When we compared Amazon’s ad spend from May of 2020 to May of this year (2021), we saw that they invested more into Print and Digital formats, moving a noticeable portion of their spend out of TV,” said Todd Krizelman, CEO and CoFounder of MediaRadar. “Their Print and Digital ad spend increased 129% and 27%, respectively. However, television still accounted for 73% of that total ad spend.” MediaRadar noted the only format Monday’s Amazon Prime Day was promoted on was television, with Prime Day creative airing on over 60 networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix scored a winning six awards in the third annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, while VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” nabbed two awards, the most of any single show. HBO Max took home the trophy (virtually) for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Programming by a Network or Streaming Platform, and Sharp Entertainment won in the overall production category.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Peabody Awards are being announced this week, and among the first group of winners in TV categories were CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” PBS’ “Asian Americans,” Disney Channel’s “The Owl House” and Amazon Studios’ “Time.” Winners will be named through Thursday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay let loose in a New York Magazinearticle on what she called the ABC dating show’s “toxic fandom.” “There is a Bachelor Nation, and there is a Bachelor Klan,” she told the magazine. “Bachelor Klan is hateful, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, and homophobic.” As for the show’s producers, on the other hand, Lindsay described times “they protected me,” and said the article’s headline, “Oops, I Blew Up The Bachelor,” misrepresented her.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Industry leaders including George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling and Eva Longoria, among others, are teaming with Los Angeles Unified School Superintendent Austin Beutner to found the Roybal School of Film and Television Production. The magnet high school aims to “drive transformational change across the entertainment industry for students from underserved communities.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ has ordered docu-series “Breaking Hillsong,” chronicling the world of megachurch Hillsong and the downfall of its celebrity senior pastor, Carl Lentz. Breaklight Pictures is producing in association with New York Post Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tanya Saracho (“Vida”) and UCP have launched Ojala Ignition Lab, a 26-week incubator program for five writers. The goal: a pilot commission by the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and Netflix struck a deal for multiple new feature films per year. “By deepening our ties with Netflix via this new film partnership, we are building on what has for many years been an incredibly successful working relationship in both television and film,” said Jeff Small, Amblin Partners CEO. “The global platform they’ve built — with more than 200 million members — speaks for itself.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening will star in Paramount+ movie“ Jerry and Marge Go Large,” inspired by the true story of a Michigan couple who discover a loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and use their $27 million in winnings to revive their town. Gil Netter, Levantine Films are producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

More casting notes: Guy Pearce (“Mare of Easttown”) will reprise his role in “Jack Irish: Hell Bent” for the thriller series’ third and final season, premiering Monday, July 12 on Acorn TV…Paton Ashbrook, Berto Colon and Alix Lapri have been promoted to series regulars for season two of Starz’s “Power Book II: Ghost.” Lahmard Tate (“Ghost”) has joined in a recurring role, as brother to his real-life brother’s character.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mike Epps (“The Upshaws”), Carina Conti (“The Last Tycoon”), Max E. Williams (“Dreamland”) and Mariama Diallo (“Random Acts of Flyness”) will recur in the HBO series based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s…Kayli Carter (“Mrs. America”) landed a recurring role on season four of Amazon’s “TheMarvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ series “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” starring Tony Hale (“Veep”) as twin brothers on opposite sides of a global crisis, premieres Friday, June 25 with two episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True stories of dangerous criminals who lure victims into romantic relationships are told in new Oxygen series “Charmed to Death,” launching Sunday, July 18 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Ridiculousness” spin-off “Adorableness” premieres with back-to-back episodes at 7p on MTV every night for the week of July 19. Comedian James Davis hosts the clips show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 28th annual SAG Awards have been slated for Sunday, February 27, airing live on TNT and TBS at 8p. Shows that premiere between March 1 and December 31 are eligible. The 2021 awards were held virtually in April.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal’s Content Distribution team is marking Pride Month by offering its distribution partners a pride-themed episodic playlist curated by “Shahs of Sunset”star Reza Farahan featuring various Bravo and E! programs that feature LGBTQA+ talent and stories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SVOD True Royalty TV is offering the US premieres of two new documentaries on Thursday, July 1: “Diana: A Mother’s Love” and “Diana at 60.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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