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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 7/16/21)
MTV: Ridiculousness (Premiere) at 8:30pm
PBS: Icon: Music Through the Lens (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 7/17/21)
DISCOVERY+: The Globe (Premiere)
OWN: Family or Fiance (Premiere) at 10pm
SNAPCHAT: Total Badass Wrestling (Premiere)
TLC: Say Yes To the Dress (Premiere) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 7/18/21)
DISCOVERY: Serengeti (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Shark Academy (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Buddy vs. Duff (Premiere) at 9pm
FUBO: Sports Network: The Cooligans (Premiere) at 7pm
Nat Geo: Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (Premiere) at 8pm
Oxygen: Charmed to Death (Premiere) at 7pm
Starz: Power Book III: Raising Kanan (Premiere) at 8pm
The Deceived (Premiere) at 10pm
INSP: WIld West Chronicles (Finale) at 5:30pm
Nat Geo: Breaking Bobby Flay (Finale) at 10:30pm

NBC has adjourned “Law & Order: For the Defense,” which had been slated to bow this fall with a straight-to-series order. The legal drama from Dick Wolf and Carol Mendelsohn , envisioned to be part of an all-“Law & Order” Thursday lineup, will be replaced by veteran series “The Blacklist,” which is hopping over from Fridays for its ninth season. The network laid out its entire fall premiere schedule, with new show Ordinary Joe premiering Monday, September 20 at 10p, preceded by the two-hour season premiere of “The Voice” at 8p. The net is sticking with its all-Chicago Wednesdays, with the trio of “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” returning September 22 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC also pulled back the curtain on fall premiere dates, including new series “The Wonder Years” and “Queens.” The reboot of the 1987-92 series debuts Wednesday, September 22 and drama “Queens” bows Tuesday, October 19 at 10p. The network also set the schedule for new seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Doctor” and “The Bachelorette,” “The Conners,” “A Million Little Things” and “Big Sky,” among returning shows. The network’s Premiere Week kicks off with the 30th spin of “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday, September 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AppleTV+ freshman series “Ted Lasso” leads the nominees for the 2021 TCA Awards with five nominations including Individual Achievement In Comedy nods for stars Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham. A trio of HBO series follows closely behind with four noms apiece: “I May Destroy You,” “Mare of Easttown” and HBO Max’s “Hacks.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

California is getting a big boost to its film and TV tax credit. The state’s Assembly and Senate yesterday overwhelmingly passed a bill that during the next two years adds $90 million annually to California’s $330 million production incentives, and provides a $150 million fund aimed at encouraging the development of new and renovated sound stages. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the legislation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New spin on the Golden Globes. Eldridge Industries, owner of Globes producer Dick Clark productions, yesterday said it wants the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. to splinter into a business while maintaining its current nonprofit status and journalist members as a way to in recast the organization, streamline its financials and address issues of inclusion. The proposed reform is subject to a vote by HFPA membership.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Television is calling Robert Downey Jr. The “Avengers” actor will star in HBO’s upcoming A24 drama series adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer,” marking his first starring TV role. The espionage thriller satires the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War, and his subsequent exile in the US.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music producer Rick Rubin is adding TV and film to his chorus. The icon who co-founded Def Jam Recordings and was behind the Beastie Boys, Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” and Johnny Cash’s career reinvention, among many other headlines, inked an overall deal with Endeavor Content ahead of the release of Endeavor’s “McCartney, 3, 2, 1,” a six-part docuseries featuring Rubin and the musician explore Paul McCartney’s music. The deal will see Rubin expand his Shangri La Recording Studios into more screen projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The death of Eazy-E, frontman of NWA, is fraught with conspiracy theories. WEtv has ordered four-part docuseries “The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E,” which investigates the rap icon’s 1995 death one month after he has admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA and was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Project hails from Critical Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The impact of Title IX on history and women’s rights is in the spotlight in a docuseries from author Ayesha Curry’s Sweet July Productions, Dexton Deboree and his Falkon Entertainment shingle. Called “IX,” series will be exec-produced by Tiffany Nicholson-Horton and Falkon’s Wondwoosen Dikran. The team is looking for a director and is in discussions with female filmmakers for the job.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam McKay’s Hyperobject Industries is in business with Apple. The company scored a multiyear, first-look deal with the production company, which has evolved from comedies including “Talladega Nights” into socially relevant fare including “The Big Short” and “Vice.” McKay and team will generate projects ranging from scripted feature films to comedies, dramas, horror, documentaries and podcasts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN Films and HBO Max are collaborating with Dogwoof on a documentary about Arthur Ashe. “Citizen Ashe” will explore the impact the tennis great had on the game and HIV activism. Beth Hubbard and Dogwoof CEO Anna Godas are producing the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer/director/producer Nick Stoller and producing partner Conor Welch renewed their overall deal with Sony Pictures Television for their Stoller Global Solutions. First project under the new deal teams Stoller with recent Oscar winner Emerald Fennel (“Promising Young Woman’) for “Sweetness” a female-driven anthology project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Because nothing says holiday cheer quite like The Real Housewives, Peacock is tapping the NBCU reality franchise for its debut original holiday movie. “The Real Housewives Of the North Pole” will star Kyle Richards and Betsy Brandt of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and swirl around a town-wide feud sparked around a holiday decorating contest. Motion Picture Corporation of America is producing; Ron Oliver will direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Janicza Bravo (“Zola”) will direct and exec-produce FX pilot “Kindred,” an adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s novel, with newcomer Mallori Johnson on board to star. From writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (“Watchmen”) and FX Productions, story follows a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has relocates to LA to fulfill a familial obligation and finds herself being pulled back in time to a 19th century plantation to which she and her family are connected.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Get ready for more “iCarly.” Midway into its freshman run, Paramount+ has renewed the revival series, produced by Nickelodeon Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nexon, a video game developer founded in South Korea that specializes in immersive virtual worlds, is moving into the TV and film business, and hanging a shingle in LA. The new office will be helmed by Disney and Activision Blizzard veteran Nick van Dyk, who will also be Nexon’s EVP and chief strategy officer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eugenio Derbez (“Instructions Not Included”) will topline and produce Netflix family feature “Loteria,” inspired by the popular card game. Film follows the global adventures that ensue when a recently widowed father discovers an old family deck of Loteria Don Clemente cards that comes to life while he’s trying to bond with his kids. James Bobin (“Dora and the Lost City of Gold”) directs the script penned by Roberto Orci (“Transformers”) and J.R. Orci (“The Blacklist”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first season of “Rebel,” which was canceled by ABC in May, has hopped over to IMDb TV. Word is there’s an option for a second season attached to the move, based on how season 1 performs on the Amazon-owned platform.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Diagonal TV, part of Banijay Iberia, is collaborating with journalist and novelist, Sergio Vila-Sanjuan, to dramatize a new series based on the Spanish monarchy. “Royal Palace. Brilliance and Tragedy of the Spanish Monarchy” follows the trajectory of four generations of the Bourbon family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New on BBC Select this summer are docuseries “Danceworks,” debuting Thursday, July 22, and true crime doc “Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer,” which bows Thursday, August 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max released a trailer and key art for “Through Our Eyes,” debuting Thursday, July 22. Produced by Sesame Workshop, docuseries spotlights the perspectives of children as they experience some of the most challenging issues facing families today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Yogi Bear and buddies are debuting on HBO Max Thursday, July 29, and the streamer has dropped key art for “Jellystone!” Animated comedy from C.H. Greenblatt and Warner Bros. Animation follows Yogi and other Hanna-Barbera characters as they live, work and play together in the town of Jellystone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rapper and actress Remy Ma will host VH1’s “My True Crime Story,” premiering Monday, August 2 at 10p. Eight-ep series features first-person stories of real people mixed up in headline-grabbing crimes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Competitors will taste their way to victory in Food Network’s new series “Money Hungry,” hosted by Kal Penn and debuting Sunday, August 8 at 10p. Chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and accomplished home cooks will vie to win $50,000 in a series of complex tasting challenges in the five-ep series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Generation 9/11,” which follows seven young people whose fathers died on September 11, 2001, premieres Tuesday, August 31, 9p on PBS. When they were born, the nation was drawn together; 20 years later, in a divided America, they enter adulthood with a sense of responsibility that stems from their own personal tragedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace,” Lifetime’s take on the rift at Buckingham Palace, will premiere Monday, September 6 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third season of truTV’s firefighter comedy “Tacoma FD” is set to premiere Thursday, September 16. Scripted series returns with 13 episodes as the crew deals with all new shenanigans including quarantines, prank wars, upgrades to Station 24 and the Annual Pickleball Tournament.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz dropped a teaser and trailer art for new series “BMF.” Inspired by the story of real-life American crime family the Flenorys, series is set in ‘80s Detroit. It debuts Sunday, September 26 at 9p and then moves to its regular timeslot at 8P beginning October 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A fungus among us: Mushroom doc “Fantastic Fungi” is sprouting up on Netflix on Wednesday, July 28. From filmmaker and mushroom curator Louie Schwartzberg, and narrated by Brie Larson, doc provides a consciousness-shifting window into the fascinating world of mushrooms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New shock doc “Alien Invasion: Hudson Valley” lands Monday, August 15 on Discovery+. Latest franchise installment follows an investigation into this New York alien epicenter to help residents explanations for their unearthly and sometimes violent encounters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-time Academy of Country Music winner Carly Pearce will host the 14th annual “ACM Honors” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The show will air Wednesday, August 25 via livestreamed on Circle Network’s social channels. Performers include Lauren Alaina, Devin Dawson, Sara Evans, Lady A. Ashley McBryde and Lee Ann Womack.

A new Madonna doc is headed to Paramount+. The subject of ‘90s pop culture moment “Truth or Dare” is bringing “Madame X” to the streamer on October 8. Directed by Ricardo Gomes and SKNX, doc captures Madonna’s latest tour as her secret agent persona and features 48 on-stage performers including Madonna’s children, musicians and dancers.

Showtime Sports doc “Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible,” originally slated to debut July 30 but delayed due to “production considerations,” will now premiere on Friday, November 12. Special spotlights Garnett’s career and the progressive moments that defined it.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twitter Fleets is expiring. Twitter announced its disappearing tweets function, which launched in November 2020 and enables users to post pics, videos, reactions or text that disappears after 24 hours, will be no more as of August 3. Citing a lack of interest by users, the company said going forward users will see active Space—Twitter’s live social audio rooms—at the top of their feeds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix is expanding into video games. The streaming giant has hired Mike Verdu, former Electronic Arts and Facebook exec, to lead a bolder move into games than it has previously signaled. Netflix’s previous gaming forays have been primarily via licensing and merch partnerships, and interactive programming like “Bandersnatch.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeffrey Pierce, who voices Tommy in “The Last of Us” video game series, landed a recurring role as a different character in HBO’s series adaptation of the Sony Playstation franchise… Upcoming season 2 of “Bling Empire” will be without main cast member Cherie Chan and her fiance Jessey Lee; both have exited the Netflix reality series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Space Jam: A New Legacy – LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (Limited Release) – Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocquerel, Holland Roden, Indya Moore, Carlito Olivero Jay Erving
Out of Death (Limited Release) – Jaime King, Bruce Willis, Lala Kent, Kelly Greyson, Mike Burns, Tyler Jon Olson, Megan Leonard, Kayla Eva, Michael Sirow, Oliver Trevena
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (Limited Release) – A Documentary about chef Anthony Bourdain

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday July 16, 2021
Fulton Mall/ Metro Tech Area Fair (Brooklyn) – on Lawrence St. from Fulton – Willoughby St.

Saturday July 17, 2021
6th Ave. Chelsea Festival – on 6th Ave. from 17th St. – 23rd St.
Times Square Summer Fair – on Broadway from 47th St. – 52nd St.

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $117 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 $150 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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