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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/8/21)
COOKING: Spice of Life (Premiere) at 7pm
DISCOVERY LIFE: WaveMakers (Premiere) at 8pm
FREEFORM: grown-ish (Premiere) at 8pm 
HBO MAX: Gossip Girl (Premiere)
HBO MAX: The Dog House: UK (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Looney Tunes Cartoons (Premiere)
LMN: Keeping Up with the Joneses (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: Motherland (Premiere)
truTV: Backyard Bar Wars (Premiere)
UP: Heartland (Premiere) at 8pm
WE TV: Double Cross (Finale) at 10pm

With 83% of consumers report watching content on streaming platforms, AVODs are on the rise. In a survey from Piplsay, 50% of respondents reported switching from ad-free streaming services to ad supported streaming services – and most are not finding ads too disruptive. Among those with ad supported service, 49% said they were very satisfied, 41% said somewhat satisfied and 10% reported not being satisfied.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Most YouTube videos that viewers regretted watching had actually been recommended by the platform, according to a report from Mozilla Foundation’s “RegretsReporter” browser extension. Based on Regret reports submitted between July 2020 and May 2021, 71% of videos had been recommended to users, and recommended videos were 40% more likely to be regretted than those users searched for. “Our research suggests that the corporate policies and practices of YouTube, including the design and operation of their recommendation algorithms, is at least partially responsible for the regrettable experiences that our volunteers had on the platform,” said Mozilla in its report. “We believe our research has revealed is only the tip of the iceberg, and that each of these findings deserves and requires further scrutiny.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed “The Standups” for season three, set to tape live in NYC this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC will air corporate sib ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” game of the week on August 8, as the Chicago Cubs host the first-place White Sox. The game will also stream on the ESPN app and air on ESPN Deportes.
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TEGNA Inc.’s VERIFY brand, aimed at helping the public distinguish between true and false information, introduced hosts Gabe Cohen, Airane Datil and Brandon Lewis, who will write stories and produce content across multiple platforms. The VERIFY team, with help from questions submitted viewers, tracks the spread of stories or claims that need clarification or correction.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s Shark Week and Nat Geo’s Shark Fest drive substantial tune-in from viewers who had not watched the networks in the prior 30 days. According to LG Ads, which analyzes tune-in from 20 million HHS, both Discovery Channel and National Geographic use their events to promote other on-network programming, and one-third of new viewers tune in to each network during the 30 days after the shark events, resulting in net new viewership of 13% for Discovery and 18% for Nat Geo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Which brands are taking a bite out of Discovery’s Shark Week, returning for its 33rd year on Sunday, July 11? New and returning partners include Beneath the Waves, Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, Southwest Airlines, Wilson, Nautica, Casely, MeUndies, American Red Cross, Biossance, Pooch Perks, Great Clips, Ubisoft, The Paley Center for Media and Georgetown Cupcake. “Our marketing partnerships are an integral part of our annual Shark Week celebration,” said SVP of Marketing, Josh Kovolenko. “They extend our reach, allow our superfans to experience the brand in new ways and most important of all, benefit sharks and ocean conservation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock handed a series order to “Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance.” The dating series will transport hopeful suitors to a “Bridgerton”-style Regency England (carriages, archery, handwritten letters), where they will try to win the heart of a heroine and her court. The original format was developed and produced by Endemol Shine North America in association with Shine TV. Anthony Dominici serves as Executive Producer with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Michael Heyerman for Endemol Shine North America and Susy Price for Shine TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (“Power”) is developing a hip-hop competition format, “Unrapped,” at ABC. His G-Unit Film & Television is producing with SFO Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robert Munic, creator, EP and showrunner of Starz’ “Power Book IV: Force,” has left the series, reportedly over creative differences. The series is part of Starz’ “Power” franchise, overseen by Courtney A. Kemp.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cineflix Media, showrunner Morwyn Brebner and TV executive Andrew Akman are teaming to launch Husk Media, a new, Toronto-based television production company that will focus on projects created by Brebner, as well as projects in partnership with emerging and established writers and showrunners. Cineflix will provide start-up financing and operating support, and has a first-look to distribute the shingle’s content internationally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Film and television producer-financier Starlings Entertainment and UK-based media company StoryFirst have formed a joint development fund covering premium drama and family entertainment. The fund will launch with The Manager, a semi-fictional account of life in the 1970’s and ’80’s music business, inspired by the lives – and featuring the music – of Eric Clapton and other great artists, and Sherlock’s Daughter, a murder mystery which tracks the daughter of the world’s greatest detective in her search for her father and what she discovers along the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For her next act, reality star/Hugh Hefner ex Kendra Wilkinson (“Kendra On Top”) will star in discovery+ real estate series, “Kendra Sells Hollywood.” The six-parter, following Wilkinson as she joins an LA real estate firm to take on Tinseltown, will debut in fall 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Circle of Confusion Television Studios has acquired the television rights to the upcoming novel True Biz, by author and Deaf-rights activist Sara Nović. Millicent Simmonds (“A Quiet Place Part II”)) is set to star and executive produce the project, alongside Nović, and Brad Mendelsohn, Russ Buchholz and Charles Mastropietro. Tyler Knell, who brought the book to Circle of Confusion, will oversee the project for the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joy Bryant (“For Life”) and Henry Simmons (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) will star in season two of OWN anthology drama series “Cherish the Day,” from ARRAY Filmworks and Warner Bros. Television. Production begins this month in New Orleans, with the new season expected to debut in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s “Street Outlaws: Memphis” returns Monday, July 19 at 8p, when the racers leave their turf to face the best on the West Coast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Soccer meets comedy when season four of “The Cooligans” debuts on fubo Sports Network. Comedians Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco call the shots starting Sunday, July 17 at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Third Rock From the Sun” has landed at Cozi TV. The 1996-2001 NBC comedy starring John Lithgow starts streaming Sunday, July 18 with a season one marathon from 11a-9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Swiss thriller series “Wilder” has its US premiere on TV5Monde USA on Sunday, July 11 at 11p.
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Saweetie and singer-songwriter Justine Skye will headline the first Songs of the Summer concert, presented by Samsung and powered by Billboard’s Songs of the Summer Chart. Galaxy owners will get free access to stream the event; non-Galaxy owners can stream on Billboard.com as a pay-per-view event July 16-19 for $10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

K-pop sensation BTS will guest on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” on July 13 and July 14, to perform and chat with host Jimmy Fallon. The group last appeared on the late nighter for “BTS Week” in October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

To coincide with the 22nd anniversary of a misguided 1999 music festival, “Music Box: Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage” debuts Friday, July 23 at 9p on HBO. The film, about an event doomed by intense heat and ill-advised cost-cutting, kicks off Music Box, a collection of documentary films created by Bill Simmons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entertainment magazines were syndication’s best performers in a good week for access shows as summer got underway in the week ending June 27. “Entertainment Tonight” (2.0 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 11% from the week before) topped the genre, followed by “Access Hollywood” (0.8, up 14%) and “TMZ” (0.8, up 14%). “Extra” (four-week high 0.7, up 17%) scored an average 978,000 daily viewers. Elsewhere in the highly-viewed time periods, a second week with Savannah Guthrie at the podium resulted in an uptick for “Jeopardy!” (4.9, up 4%), while “Family Feud” (5.9, up 4%) continued to win among game shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Suzzanne Douglas died July 6. She was 64. Douglas’ most recent credit was in Netflix’s Ava DuVernay miniseries, “When They See Us.” “A gem of a lady,” wrote DuVernay on Twitter. “A confident, caring actor who breathed life into the words and made them shimmer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)


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