FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 7/21/21)
A&E: Fasten Your Seatbelt (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Expedition Unknown (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Hunting Atlantis (Premiere) at 9pm
DISNEY+: Behind the Attraction (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Turner & Hooch (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki (Premiere)
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Sexy Beasts (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Too Hot to Handle Brazil (Premiere)
NETFLIX:The Movies That Made Us (Premiere)
CW: Kung Fu (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Crime Scene Kitchen (Finale) at 9pm

Paramount+ renewed “The Good Fight” for a sixth season. “’The Good Fight’s provocative, whip smart, and no-holds-barred world remains as relevant as ever, continuing to entice new audiences as one of Paramount+’s top performing original series and acquisition drivers,” said Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount+ original scripted series. The show is currently in season five.
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Sundance Now landed rights to the UK remake of French comedy “Call My Agent,” with Chelsey Crisp (“Fresh Off the Boat”) onboard as a series regular. Amazon picked up UK rights to the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Special Achievement honorees at the African American Film Critics Association’s annual AAFCA TV Honors will include Steve McQueen, Wanda Sykes, Naomi Ackie and Michaela Coel. The ceremony takes place Saturday, August 21.
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President Biden announced plans to nominate Google critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. “Jonathan Kanter is a distinguished antitrust lawyer with over 20 years of experience,” said the White House. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a leading advocate and expert in the effort to promote strong and meaningful antitrust enforcement and competition policy.” The selection comes after the nomination of big tech critic Lina Khan to head the FTC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple is postponing plans for mandatory in-person work amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, reports Bloomberg. The company had planned to start having employees return to the office in September, but the deadline has reportedly been delayed until at least October.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

There’s something about Mary: Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Endeavor Content are at work on “Being Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Documentary.” Endeavor has acquired rights from the icon’s estate for the authorized project. “With the help of her loving husband, Robert, and her friends and colleagues we hope to reveal that America’s sweetheart was more human than they ever imagined and was often put on a pedestal she never felt comfortable standing on,” said Waithe.
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Showtime has signed Marja-Lewis Ryan, showrunner, executive producer, director and writer of “The L Word: Generation Q,” to an overall deal through which she will develop television projects exclusively for Showtime. “Marja is our Shohei Ohtani … a gifted two-way player who is both an exceptional writer and an inventive director,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. “I love the energy, the perspective and the fun she brings to ‘The L Word: Generation Q,’ and I look forward to the upcoming season of that series and other inspired creations from her.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max ordered rock climbing competition series “The Climb,” from Jason Momoa’s On the Roam, professional rock climber Chris Sharma, and The Intellectual Property Corporation. “It’s a dream come true to create a show with one of my idols, my good friend, and legendary climber Chris Sharma,” said Momoa. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with HBO Max and to produce alongside IPC to bring you this incredible show about my favorite sport, rock climbing.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Half Yard Productions announced a partnership for new production company Public School Productions, led by former Discovery exec Christo Doyle. Public School Productions, based in Washington DC, will be dedicated to developing and producing authentic, first in its space content. “It’s exciting to be finally going out on my own and to use years of storytelling experience at Discovery to build Public School Productions into a leader in cutting edge content,” said Doyle. “The goal is to make great TV with great people.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), George Mackay (“1917”) and Kelly Macdonald (“Line of Duty”) will star in Netflix thriller “I Came By,” centered on a rebellious young graffiti artist. The movie is part of the streamer’s slate focused on distinctive British productions…Paulina Chavez (“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia”) will play Flora in season two of Netflix’s “Fate: The Winx Saga.”

Victoria Cartagena (“Gotham”) has joined CW’s “Batwoman” in a series regular role…SNL’s Punkie Johnson and Ego Nwodim will appear on season two of HBO Max anthology series “Love Life,” along with Leslie Bibb (“Jupiter’s Legacy”), John Earl Jelks(“True Detective”), Arian Moayed (“Succession”), Kimberly Elise (“Mosquito Coast”), and Blair Underwood (“When They See Us”).

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

A Twitter teaser for Apple’s upcoming “The Problem With Jon Stewart”revealed the current affairs show will launch in September. The clip also spoofed billionaires who travel in space, with Jeff Bezos played by Jason Alexander, Adam Pally as Elon Musk, and Richard Branson played by a mop.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New discovery+ series “Naked and Afraid of Love” launches Sunday, August 22 on the streamer. The reality show promises “survival, romance and everything in between.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The fifth and final season of Aussie medical drama “The Heart Guy” lands on Acorn TV as a binge on Monday, July 26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Johnson” makes its debut Sunday, August 1 at 8p on Bounce. The series centers on four life-long friends in Atlanta with the same last name, at very different places in their lives.
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SVOD True Royalty TV is rolling out four new docs next month. “The Royals Revealed: The Royal Family, Are They Worth It?” premieres Wednesday, August 4, followed on Friday, August 6 by “The Royals Revealed: Harry and Edward, Princes in Exile.” “Diana: Who Do You Think She Was” drops Monday, August 9, and “Anne: The Princess Royal at 70” arrives Sunday, August 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sci-fi comedy “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” was watched by 53 million member households in its first 28 days, making it Netflix’s biggest animated film yet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, “Live with Kelly and Ryan“ (1.7, up 6%) topped talk shows for the ninth consecutive week. “Dr. Phil “(1.5, up 7%) snared second place despite being in reruns on all five days, while “The Wendy Williams Show” (1.0, up 11%) landed in third. In more highly viewed access time periods, “Jeopardy!” (4.7, down 4%) dipped during guest host Dr Sanjay Gupta’s second weekly visit, no match for game show favorite “Family Feud” (5.6, up 4%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

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