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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/5/21)
PEACOCK: Hart to Heart (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Departure (Premiere)
SCIENCE: Underground Marvels (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Abandoned: Expedition Shipwreck (Premiere) at 10pm
WE TV: Brat Loves Judy (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: Beyond the Pole (Finale) at 10:14pm

WarnerMedia Ad Sales has launched a new brand studio, House of Max, offering advertisers an opportunity to develop custom creative for their marketing messages on HBO Max’s ad-supported tier, as well as custom services for other WarnerMedia properties. “House of Max builds upon WarnerMedia’s bountiful history and storytelling tradition with captivating, consumer-centric experiences,” said Maureen Polo, SVP of Entertainment Marketing. “House of Max’s insights-driven brand storytelling is a harmonious combination of art and science that furthers consumers’ curiosity while driving business outcomes for partners.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network unveiled a new primetime slate, “celebrating American industry and ingenuity.” Monday, September 20 is the launch date for “How America Works,” hosted by Mike Rowe, at 8p, followed by “American Built” with Stuart Varney at 9p. Tuesday brings “American Dream Home” at 8p and Mansion Global” at 10p. “American Gold: The Legend of Bear Gulch” premieres Wednesday, September 22 at 8p, along with “The Pursuit! with John Rich” at 9p. Thursday nights will feature encores of the week’s top FBN programs; “Kennedy shifts from 8p to 7p Mondays to Thursdays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Notre Dame’s home opening football game on September 11 will not be broadcast on NBC for the first time in 30 years. Instead, the showdown will air on NBCU streamer Peacock’s premium tier – which means fans will have to pay up. It’s a sign of the times, said Jack Swarbrick, director of athletics at Notre Dame: “We have always strived for innovation in the media space – our partnership with NBC and Peacock only solidifies that mission. Bringing Notre Dame Football to Peacock is just the next step in the evolution of our relationship.” The rest of the Fighting Irish’s home games will be available on both NBC and Peacock.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Canela TV has partnered with Target for the retailer’s Back to School Campaign. The AVOD and Target will host Nostalgic Movie Nights with movies including Sony classics “Annie,” “The Legend of Zorro” and “My Girl,” among others. Viewers will also have exclusive access to the series “Ryan’s World”, dubbed in Spanish for the first time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) is suing NBCUniversal, alleging MSNBC host Rachel Maddow defamed him in a March broadcast. Maddow reported Nunes had not handed over a package from a suspected Russian agent to the FBI; Nunes’ lawyers maintain MSNBC’s failure to reach out to him for comment constitutes malice. In the past, judges have rejected lawsuits Nunes has filed against CNN, the Washington Post and Twitter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gordon Ramsay and Fox Entertainment are are expanding their long-term relationship with a new production company, Studio Ramsay Global, to develop, produce and distribute unscripted food and lifestyle programming. “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity, not just for me, but for the team at Studio Ramsay,” said the “MasterChef” star. “We’ll be creating food and lifestyle ideas, but also developing an incredible new talent pool of food, drink and industry leaders to create our own culinary talent branch.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walt Disney Studios is opening a new studio in Vancouver, focused on long-form series for Disney+. First up: a musical series based on the feature film “Moana.” The existing studio in Burbank will house the team for Disney Animation feature films and short-form series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ has renewed “Physical” for a second season, and signed an overall deal with the show’s creator, Annie Weisman. The 1980s-set dark comedy stars Rose Byrne.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Acorn TV has ordered “Darby and Joan,” an Australian drama seriesstarring Bryan Brown (“Cocktail”) and Greta Scacchi (“The Terror”). The eight-parter from CJZ focuses on a retired Australian policeman and a widowed English nurse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult Swim is in for a third season of “Tuca & Bertie,” which was scooped up after its cancellation by Netflix. Adult Swim credits season two of the animated series with increasing teen and young female viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery has picked up an additional two seasons of BattleBots, for an order of 80 hours. In more robot news, BattleBots will stage its 2021 World Championships beginning next month in Las Vegas, which will also be the site for the event in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery sibs OWN and HGTV are co-producing a new series, “Taking Back The House” (wt) to air on discovery+. The series will chronicle Broadway star Robert Hartwell’s renovation of an 1820 colonial house. Executive produced by Hartwell alongside “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott, the new series will premiere in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also given straight-to-series orders at the streamer are OWN-produced “The Great Soul Food Cookoff,” “Burger Truck Brawl,” “Like Mother Like Daughter” (wt), following pairs with serious relationship issues, and “Breaking Black” (wt), debunking stereotypes around Black men.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SNL alum Leslie Jones and Nat Faxon (“Married”) have joined the cast of HBO Max pirate comedy “Our Flag Means Death” in recurring roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Honestly Loren,” featuring social media star Loren Gray, premieres Saturday, August 7 on Snap’s Discover. The show will air every other day through August 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kid influencer Casey Simpson (“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”) will host season one of Genius Brands International’s first live-action program, “KC! Pop Quiz” for Kartoon Channel!, starting Tuesday, September 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of animated series “Giganosaurus” premieres Monday, August 9 at 8:55a on Disney Junior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix cooking show “Baking Impossible,” a competition to create concoctions that survive engineering stress tests, launches Wednesday, August 6. Also on tap – but with no premiere date set – is pastry competition “School of Chocolate.” Season six on “Nailed It!” debuts Wednesday, September 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dystopian drama “Anna” will be making its exclusive US premiere on AMC+ on Thursday, November 18. The six-part series tells the story of a world destroyed by a virus which kills adults but spares children.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IMDb TV picked up season one of the “Pretty Hard Cases.” The buddy-cop series follows two radically different female detectives in their early 40s. Commissioned by Canada’s CBC, the show will be available to stream starting Friday, September 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AppleTV+’s film adaptation of “Come From Away,” the Broadway musical telling the true story of 7000 people stranded in a small town in Newfoundland after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, will premiere Friday, September 10.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinelatino is planning a televised “parade” of hit films from the Dominican Republic in observance of the annual Dominican Day Parade, which continues in its reimagined virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Parada de Cine Dominicano starts Sunday, August 8 at 7:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook has disabled the accounts of a New York University team researching political ad targeting. Facebook claims the group’s efforts violates its terms of service related to bulk data collection, and says it made “repeated attempts” to bring the research into compliance with its terms. “The work our team does to make data about disinformation on Facebook transparent is vital to a healthy internet and a healthy democracy,” responded Laura Edelson, lead researcher behind NYU Cybersecurity for Democracy. “Facebook is silencing us because our work often calls attention to problems on its platform.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

IMDb is now available on iOS and Android mobile devices. The streamer also announced it has acquired the AVOD rights for the CGI-animated series “100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone” for the US. The show is set to launch exclusively on the platform on Thursday, August 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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