AMAZON: The Pursuit of Love (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson (Premiere)
THE CW: Burden of Proof (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Dino Hunters (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY+: Zoe Bakes (Premiere)
HBO: Back on the Record with Bob Costas (Premiere) at 11pm
HGTV: One Week to Sell (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT GEO, NAT GEO WILD: Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Centaurworld (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Glow Up (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Myth & Mogul (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Outer Banks (Premiere)
ROKU: The Demi Lovato Show (Premiere)

Disney’s decision to release “Black Widow” in theaters and on Disney+ simultaneously has resulted in a lawsuit from Scarlett Johansson, who claims Walt Disney Co. breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. In paperwork filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorneys for Johansson allege that Disney’s move depressed ticket sales for the Avenger spinoff, affecting their client’s earnings, since much of Johansson’s compensation was tied to box officer performance of Black Widow.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime king Henry Schleiff is stepping down from his role at Discovery. Schleiff joined the company in 2009 to run Investigation Discovery, supercharging it into a top 10 cable network. In 2015, Schleiff also took over Travel Channel, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. “It’s been an honor – and, frankly, a lot of fun – to lead my group of networks here at Discovery over the last several years – and, especially, to see the success and unprecedented growth of ID with its informative, entertaining – on occasion, perhaps, inspiring programming. And, of course, those stunts and titles: anything better than “Wives With Knives”?,” he wrote in a note to staff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Not that Schleiff will be taking it easy. “With my networks now positioned for the next act in their contributions to what will be an even larger and more successful company, I thought year end would be the perfect time to step back from my corporate responsibilities and enjoy the opportunity I will then have to produce for a marketplace that is so clearly growing in demand for new content, in all formats,” he continued. Jason Sarlanis, SVP of Development at TLC, will take over as President, Crime & Investigation Content, Linear and Streaming. Kevin Bennett, GM of ID, is leaving Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Schitt’s Creek” 2.0? Lionsgate has partnered with Canadian broadcaster CBC to bring “Son of a Critch” to the U.S. and the world, reports Deadline. The half-hour series hails from “Schitt’s Creek” producer Andrew Barnsley and comedian Mark Critch, and is based on Critch’s book Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showrunner Chris Chibnall and the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker have confirmed they’ll be moving on from “Doctor Who” in a trio of specials. With a six-part season announced for the fall, two specials are already set for 2022. BBC has also asked for an additional final feature-length adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock has reached 54 million signups and 20 million monthly active accounts as of this week, according to an update from Comcast. Speaking to investors during Comcast’s second-quarter conference call with investors, CEO Brian Roberts said NBCU’s year-old streaming service’s results were 50% higher than the company’s last report in the spring. The streaming numbers came as Comcast reported strong financial results that beat Wall Street expectations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TNT wrapped up Season 3 of drama “Snowpiercer” with the announcement of a fourth season pickup. The show premiered as the #1 new scripted drama on all ad-supported cable in 2020, while reaching 21 million viewers across linear and digital Live+7 viewing in its second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rosie O’Donnell is returning to “A League of Their Own” – the series, that is. The actress, who appeared in the 1992 film as Doris Murphy, has agreed to a guest appearance in Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of the movie.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sweet news for “Sweet Tooth.” Netflix has renewed the fantasy drama series for a second season. The show garnered 60 million viewers in the four weeks following its June 4 launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET+ is moving forward with a six-episode limited series revival of “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” which originally aired on BET. The reality TV parody show, which hails from Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and Jesse Collins Entertainment, is currently in production in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has greenlit 11 new series and put three more pilots in production. Among the list of new programming is “First Home Fix” (wt), spotlighting design duo and real-life couple Austin Coleman and Raisa Kuddus as they help creative custom renovations for young newlywed and millennial clients. “Moving for Love” will follow long-distance relationships as couples go through the test of finding their first home together, and “Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?” (wt) follows designer and renovator Kim Wolfe coming to the rescue of homeowners with major buyer’s remorse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paper Entertainment is developing “Your Eyes” from “Killing Eve” writer Isis Davis. The series about family, race and identity is told from the viewpoint of a diverse modern family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Goldberg and his Winterlight Pictures have struck a first-look agreement with Sister, the independent studio founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone, to develop and produce television and feature content. Under the deal, Goldberg will be based out of Sister Los Angeles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mo’Nique has inked a deal with Endemol Shine North America to develop unscripted projects. The “Precious” and “Bessie” star will produce shows through Hicks Media, the production company she created with her husband and manager.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO has picked up “If You Lived With Me You’d Be Home By Now.” The half-hour series was inspired by Annabelle Gurwitch’s book, You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility, and explores the life of a recently divorced woman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Ultimate Rides” debuts a new season on FYI’s DRIVE Block on Thursday, August 12 at 10p. Danny Koker returns to host the magazine-style series featuring outrageous vehicles and the people who create, customize and care for them.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies” premieres on MTV on Wednesday, August 11 at 8p. This season, the series is going global, premiering in over 190 countries with more international players.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime released the trailer for the upcoming fifth season of “Billions.” The series will return on Sunday, September 5 at 9p with five new episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld’s Marvel series “Hawkeye” has a debut date. It will bow on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“CMA Country Jam” airs Thursday, September 2 on ABC. The three-hour special puts the spotlight on individual performances and collaborations from stars in country music. Artists featured in the musical extravaganza include Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and more, all of whom will be performing from Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville.
(Source: Cynopsis)

No vaccination, no entry into Google and Facebook offices. The two companies have mandated that staffers receive COVID vaccines before they can return to work. “Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways to keep ourselves and our communities healthy in the months ahead,” Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email sent out Wednesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After 17 years, Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor” has been cancelled by UK broadcaster ITV. The reality singing competition began airing in 2004. The two parties have switched their attention to a new project, Cowell’s musical quiz show “Walk The Live” for ITV and VOD platform ITV Hub.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pianist, composer, arranger and music producer Clarence “Mac” McDonald
died July 21 at the age of 76. The Grammy winner played keyboards on Movin’ on Up, the theme song from “The Jeffersons.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Jungle Cruise – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemons
Stillwater – Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin, Deanna Dunagan, Robert Peters
The Green Knight – Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, Ralph Ineson

Friday July 30, 2021
East Side Craft Food Fair – on 52nd St. from Lexington – 3rd Ave.

Saturday July 31, 2021
Bleecker St. Pompeii Festival – on Bleecker St. from 6th to 7th Ave.
Carmine St. @ Bleecker Pompeii – on Carmine St. from Bleecker St. to 6th Ave.
Times Square West Spectacular – on 8th Ave. from 42nd to 54th St.

Sunday August 1, 2021
8th Ave. Chelsea Summer Fair – on 8th Ave. from 14th St. to 23rd St.
Lexington Avenue Summerfest – on Lexington Ave. from 42nd St. to 57th St.
Junction Blvd. Festival (Queens) – on Junction Blvd. from Roosevelt to 35th Ave.

Today’s Jackpot is $166 million.

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

Saturday’s Jackpot is $199 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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