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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 6/29/21)
A&E: America’s Top Dog (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Good Bones (Premiere) at 9pm 
NETFLIX: Starbeam (Premiere)

“The CMT Music Awards” will have its global premiere exclusively on CBS in 2022. This year, the event was simulcast across ViacomCBS cousins, including its long-time home, CMT, and saw a more than 10% increase in total viewers. CMT isn’t out of the picture – the network will kick off the company’s first ever Country Music Week by hosting week-long special programming and events capped by director’s cut airings of the “CMT Music Awards later on CMT and various ViacomCBS platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint against Facebook was dismissed by a federal judge, who said the government’s case – aimed at breaking up the tech giant – was “legally insufficient,” and did not prove its assertion that Facebook held a monopoly. The judge did not, however, dismiss the case as a whole, saying the agency could file and amended complaint. Thumbs up, said investors – Facebook’s stock rose 4.2% on the news, pushing the company’s market cap above $1 trillion for the first time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominations are out for the children’s, animation lifestyle Daytime Emmys. Winners will be honored in live-stream events on Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The NATPE annual conference in Budapest, scheduled for August 30-September 2, has been canceled, amid the rise of the Delta Variant and travel restrictions. “As the pandemic evolves and our focus shifts towards getting back together in-person, we have also decided to forgo a virtual edition of the event,” said a statement from NATPE. “We look forward to seeing everyone together and face-to-face at NATPE Streaming Plus in Los Angeles on September 14th and NATPE Miami in January 2022.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry Connick Jr. will play Daddy Warbucks in NBC’s “Annie Live!”, opposite Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan. The musical special airs Thursday, December 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max renewed “Made for Love” for a second season. “’Made for Love’ is funny, dark, and entirely unique,” said Suzanna Makkos, EVP, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, HBO Max. “We are thrilled to be reuniting with this dream team of talented producers, incredible cast, and CGI dolphins to tell the next chapter of this exciting story.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max also greenlit Swedish comedy “Lust,” produced by Miso Film. The eight-parter focuses on four middle-aged women in a sexually frustrating world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Growing Belushi” scored a season two order from Discovery. The reality series follows actor Jim Belushi and his cannabis business in Oregon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock’s “The Amber Ruffin Show,” launched during the pandemic, will have a live (fully-vaccinated) audience for the first time, starting August 13. Before she faces the crowd at NYC’s 30 Rock, Ruffin – a former gymnastics coach – will cover the Olympics in Tokyo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”) is teaming with Julius Onah (“Luce”) to develop a series telling the story of an America that was founded as a monarchy. “The American Throne” will be written and directed by Onah.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Added to the cast of Sky drama “Gangs of London” for season two are Waleed Zuaiter (“Baghdad Central”), French rapper Jasmine Armando in her first TV role, Salem Kali (“Un Prophete”), Aymen Hamdouchi (“SAS: Red Notice”) and Fady El-Sayed (“Baghdad Central”)… Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”) is set to star in STUDIOCANAL’s limited series “The Monster of Florence: A True Story.”…Joel March Garland (“Orange Is the New Black”) has been cast as James Garretson in Peacock’s “Joe Exotic” (wt).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ready to roll-out: Magnolia Network unveiled its launch slate and summer programming schedule. Among the 13 premieres set for Thursday, July 15 alone are, “Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines,” “Family Dinner,” hosted by Andrew Zimmern and “First Time Fixer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple+ drama “Foundation” debuts Friday, September 24 with three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly. The show is the first screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s novel series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Brat Loves Judy” joins WE tv’s Thursday lineup of hip hop programming on August 5 at 9p. The docuseries follows “Growin Up Hip Hop” star Da Brat and her girlfriend Jessica “Judy” Dupart.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new season of “Ghost Adventures” starts streaming Thursday, July 22, exclusively on discovery+. The paranormal series debuted on Travel Channel in 2008, before moving to its streaming home this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Historian Bil Lepp travels across the country to determine whether legends like Billy the Kid and Davy Crockett are fact or fiction in History’s “Man vs. History,” premiering Tuesday, July 20 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of “Gzero World with Ian Bremmer” kicks off Friday, July 9 on public television stations. The new run starts with an interview with organizational psychologist Adam Grant, who talks about how life has been changed by the coronavirus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS will air three new “In Their Own Words” specials this summer, combining interviews with archival footage. A look at Pope Francis is first, in a show premiering Tuesday, July 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Familiar Hallmark faces return in new Signature Mysteries during the month of August on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. First up: “Mystery 101: Deadly History,” starring Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha and Robin Thomas, airing Sunday, August 1 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Girls5eva”) and Ryan Eggold (“New Amsterdam”) will host the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” Sunday, July 4 at 8p on NBC. Synergy alert: During a performance by the Jonas Brothers, 350 drones will be included to honor Team USA as they prepare to depart for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network will present a special edition of post-market program “Kudlow” in honor of Independence Day on Wednesday, June 30 at 4p. The live, one-hour special, “Kudlow: America the Great,” will bring together economic and political experts to discuss the American Dream and how viewers can continue the pursuit of prosperity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just in time for the Olympics, YouTube TV has launched a new 4K streaming bundle with options including 5.1 Dolby Audio in addition to high resolution streaming. The package includes the ability to download programming to play later on a phone or tablet, and unlimited streams on home WiFi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC News launched a “Today” podcast on Monday. Each show will be broken up by hour, available after the 60-minute TV segment is over.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of HGTV’s “Celebrity IOU” premiered to over 4.3 million viewers, garnering a .77 Live+3 rating among P25-54, an 81% increase over the prior six weeks and a 116% lift over year ago levels.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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