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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 6/25/21)
AMAZON: Bosch (Premiere)
AMAZON: September Mornings (Premiere)
CBS: 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (Premiere)
DISNEY+: The Mysterious Benedict Society (Premiere)
FX: The Choe Show (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Sex/Life (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Ray (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The A List (Premiere)
OWN: Put a Ring On It (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Departure (Premiere) at 8pm
HBO: Pause with Sam Jay (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Frozen in Time (Finale) at 9:30pm
PBS: Washington Week (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Van Helsing (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 6/26/21)
DIY: Home Work (Premiere) at 8pm
YOU TUBE: Squishville (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 6/27/21)
BET: Countdown To The BET Awards (Premiere) at 7pm
BET: 2021 BET Awards (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Biography: KISStory (Premiere) at 9pm
AMC: A Discovery of Witches (Premiere) at 7pm
PEACOCK: Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts (Premiere)
SPORTSMAND CHANNEL: The Maverick (Premiere) at 8p
CW: Batwoman (Finale) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Naked and Afraid XL (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Us on Masterpiece (Finale) at 9pm 
SHOWTIME: The Kings (Finale) at 8pm

The cookie isn’t crumbling as quickly as expected. On Thursday, Google announced plans to officially cease support for third-party cookies by late 2023, a postponement from an initial timeframe of early 2022. “While there’s considerable progress with this initiative, it’s become clear that more time is needed across the ecosystem to get this right,” said Vinay Goel, the director of privacy engineering for Google’s Chrome web browser.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix handed a season two renewal to comedy “The Upshaws,” from co-creators Regina Hicks and Wanda Sykes. The streamer ordered 16 episodes, up from ten for season one. “Wanda and Regina have created a fresh entry in the tradition of Black sitcoms that’s real, relatable, full of heart and incredibly funny,” said Tracey Pakosta, Netflix’s Head of Comedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On the flip side, #blackAF will not return to Netflix for a second season, despite the Kenya Barris comedy’s renewal last year. “Black-ish” creator Barris developed the show under an overall deal with the streamer, but has since moved on to ViacomCBS. Netflix is reportedly re-developing the show as a film franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Digital media group BuzzFeed announced plans to go public in a special purpose acquisition company deal expected to close in 4Q21. The company also said it is acquiring Complex Networks from Hearst for $300 million. “We’re taking the next step in BuzzFeed’s evolution, bringing capital and additional experience to our business,” said founder Jonah Peretti, who in a news conference suggested the Complex Networks acquisition is just the beginning, “There are more exciting companies out there that we want to pursue,” he said.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taking it to the Max: Amy Schumer is in business with HBO Max again. The “I Feel Pretty” star will learn new skills (selling real estate, diving for clams) in Martha’s Vineyard in unscripted series “Amy Learns To…”, produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation. “Expecting Amy” launched on HBO Max last summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fan platform Fandom has launched LGBTQIA+ Community Guidelines, providing better online trust and safety measures within its Wiki Communitiest. Additionally, the company will host its first “Power of Pride” event on its Twitch page on June 28, where Fandom’s top content creators who are also openly LGBTQIA+ will participate in a roundtable discussion to talk about LGBTQIA+ characters in entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN and Hulu announced a partnership to simultaneously broadcast a new docuseries, “The Hair Tales,” from executive producers Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) and Michaela Angela Davis (“The Meaning of Mariah Carey”). Produced by Joy Mill Entertainment, Culture House, Tetravision, and Harpo Films, the show explores Black women, beauty and identity through the lens of Black hair. Tara Duncan, Raeshem Nijhon, Carri Twigg, and Oprah Winfrey will also serve as executive producers. The series will begin production later this year for a 2022 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has enlisted Marcus Lemonis (“The Profit”) to help rescue frustrated homeowners in “The Renovator,” slated to premiere in 2022. “Many struggling homeowners desperately want to love the home they are already in, but there are barriers,” said Jane Latman, President, HGTV. “‘The Renovator will show them that there is a way forward when someone like Marcus Lemonis is on the case.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Blacklist” star Megan Boone has launched a production company, Weird Sister, with a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television. “Megan was instrumental in the success of ‘Blacklist’ and we are elated she will continue to be an integral member of the Sony family,” said Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television. “Megan’s artistic prowess and vision is extremely complimentary to our creative focus and direction and we’re very excited about developing new projects with her.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” promoted Erin Irwin, Molly McNearney and Jennifer Sharron from co-executive producers to EPs. “Erin, Molly and Jen are great producers who run what I believe is the best team in television,” said Jimmy Kimmel, who also exec produces the show. “I am very lucky to have them. This promotion is long overdue and well-deserved.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Megan Boone’s surprise exit from “The Blacklist” was followed by the news that creator/EP Jon Bokenkamp is also leaving the show. “It’s time for me to step out of my comfort zone, try something new, and explore some of the other characters and stories that have been crawling around in my head,” he explained on Twitter. Showrunner and exec producer John Eisendrath is reportedly staying put.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks has greenlit Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire,” a new series for AMC+ and AMC based on the bestselling novel, to premiere in 2022. Last year, the company acquired the rights to Rice’s works, encompassing 18 titles. “Interview” is the first to be developed and greenlit to series. Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” “Rectify”), who also has an overall agreement with AMC Studios, is taking the lead on developing the full collection , while Rolin Jones (“Perry Mason,” “Friday Night Lights”), who also has an overall development deal with AMC Studios, is creator, showrunner and executive producer of “Interview.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blumhouse has entered into an exclusive overall deal with ITV America for unscripted television. The first project derived from the partnership, “Escape the Maze” (wt), will combine Blumhouse’s prowess in horror with the self-shot, isolating competition aesthetic Leftfield Pictures (“Alone”) is known for.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streamer ALLBLK ordered “West Philly, Baby,” a series based on Colman Domingo’s play, “Dot.” Co-produced by AMC Studios and ALLBLK, the drama from Domingo’s Edith Productions will be written, directed and exec produced by the “Fear the Walking Dead” actor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Digital Dimension Entertainment Group and Lex+Otis have formed a joint venture studio, KRAKN Animation, with locations in Montreal and LA. Headed by Louis-Simon Menard, CEO & President of DDEG, and Jay Oliva, Founder & CEO of Lex+Otis, KRAKN will provide pre-production and animation services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment company Wattpad and webcomic community WEBTOON will merge their studio divisions to create Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. South Korea’s internet conglomerate Naver recently acquired Wattpad, and committed $100 million to Wattpad WEBTOON Studios for development and production financing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Networks has acquired a 35% stake in Newen’s majority-owned subsidiary, Reel One. The investment will position Reel One to accelerate its growth in production and distribution in North America, expand opportunities to produce more TV content and explore other areas of collaboration. For A+E, the stake will accelerate its global distribution of premium content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Dean Winters (“Girls5eva”) will play Jeff Lowe, enemy of Joe Exotic, in Peacock’s limited series based on the jailed zookeeper’s exploits…Christian Magby (“The Flash”) landed a lead role in NBC comedy pilot “Hungry,” starring and exec produced by Demi Lovato…Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”) has joined Apple+ limited event series “The Offer.”…Lance Gross (“Hawaii Five-0”) is onboard Fox’s upcoming “Our Kind of People” as a series regular.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hey, hey, hey! HBO Max’s “Jellystone,” a reimagined take on Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Cindy, and other Hanna-Barbera characters, premieres Thursday, July 29. “The massive amount of both classic and not-so-classic characters we were able to use from the Hanna-Barbera library is what really makes the ‘Jellystone!’ universe special,” said executive producer C.H. Greenblatt. “Rather than recreate the feeling of cartoons of the past, we wanted to have silly, weird fun with these characters and expand their personalities to give them more depth. Chances are if there’s a character you love, you’ll see them somewhere in this world eventually.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Ms. Pat Show” premieres Thursday, August 12 on BET+. The sitcom is based on the stand-up comedy and memoir of Pat Williams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Netflix’s “Sex Education” will launch Friday, September 17, with casual sex, a baby, a crush and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toys and licensing company Jazwares is launching animated YouTube series “Squishville,” produced by Moonbug Entertainment. The first episode airs Saturday, June 26, with new episodes released every Saturday through October 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery promises “new voices, new speeds, and new cars” with motor Monday competition series “Getaway Driver,” hosted by Michelle Rodriguez (“The Fast and theFurious”) and rally champion Wyatt Knox. The eight-parter launches July 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E delves into the concept of the modern-day serial killer with three-night event “Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America” beginning Sunday, August 15 at 9p. The limited series examines the intersecting paths of five of America’s most notorious killers. New series “I Survived a Serial Killer,” premiering Wednesday, August 18a t 9:30p, will explore what it’s like to escape from the clutches of a serial predator.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Consuelo Mack Wealth Track” tackles market bubbles, inflation, home prices and more in season 18, launching Friday, July 2 at 7:30p on public television stations (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery, Science Channel and Travel Channel will broadcast “UFOs Declassified: LIVE,” a three-hour multiplatform event delving into the US government report on extraterrestrial activity, on Wednesday, June 30 at 8p. Josh Gates (“Expedition Unknown”) will host. “It’s a question that has been asked for centuries – are we alone in the universe?” said Scott Lewers, EVP of Multiplatform Programming, Factual & Head of Content, Science. “Discovery, Science and Travel Channel are proud to bring together top military and government experts, along with UFO believers and skeptics, to analyze the revelations this report holds, and to bring their unique insight to what we know and don’t know.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ will launch “FIN,” the documentary written, directed and executive produced by filmmaker Eli Roth, on Tuesday, July 13. The film follows a group sailing around the world to find out the truth behind the deaths of millions of sharks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary “The One and Only Dick Gregory,” centered on the late comedian and activist, will air on Showtime Sunday, July 4. “There is no more important time than now to revisit the life of Dick Gregory,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP Nonfiction Programming at Showtime Networks. “His fearless voice rose to the challenges of his time, calling upon Americans to question their beliefs, in an era where you risked your livelihood – maybe even your life – to speak out.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime movie “Imperfect High,” starring Nia Sioux (“Dance Moms”) and Sherri Shepherd (“Mr. Iglesias”), and following a girl drawn into the dangerous world of drugs, premieres Saturday, September 18 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tubi will debut a reunion special on Wednesday, June 30 at 8p on TikTok, hosted by TikTok creator Brittany Broski. The hour-long live trivia and challenge event will bring together fan favorite ‘90s and ‘00s shows and stars. Leading up to the live event, Tubi is launching a series of new nostalgic videos on TikTok.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Tubi and TikTok, two powerful destinations for younger audiences to discover nostalgic content, make this innovative partnership a perfect home for our live event,” said Natalie Bastian, Vice President of Marketing, Tubi. “We’ve seen a direct correlation between titles that trend on TikTok and the growth of those titles on Tubi, which serves as the prime viewing platform for TikTok users.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Annual pet adoption and donation campaign Clear the Shelters returns for the seventh year, from August 23-September 19. Presented by NBCUniversal Local, a division of NBCUniversal that includes NBC/Telemundo owned stations and regional sports networks, the “Adopt & Donate” initiative partners with animal shelters and rescue
services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debt of NBC’s “College Bowl” averaged a 0.50 in A18-49 and 2.8 million viewers, marking it as this summer’s most-watched new alternative series debut among total viewers.The show also ranks as the highest-rated summer alternative debut among M18-49 and teens 12-17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
F9: the Fast Saga – Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodgriguez, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Sung King. Lucas Black, Jim Parrack, Nathalie Emmanuel
Summer of Soul (Limited Release) – A Documentary by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson about The Harlem Cultural Festival that was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) in 1969

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday June 25, 2021
Upper East Side Food Fair – on 54th St. from Lexington to 3rd Ave.

Saturday June 26, 2021
Bleecker St. BAMRA – on Bleecker St. from Broadway to 6th Ave.
Hell’s Kitchen Community Summer Festival – on 8th Ave. from 42nd St. – 57th St.

Sunday June 27, 2021
Smith St. Fun Day – on Smith St. from Union to Bergen St.
Forest Hills Summer Fest – on Queens Blvd. from Yellowstone Blvd – 70th Road

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $50 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $75 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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