FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ NYC STREET FAIRS/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 8/6/21)
AMAZON: S.O.Z Soldiers or Zombies (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Mr. Corman (Premiere)
DISNEY: Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends (Premiere) at 9am
HISTORY: Ancient Aliens (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU/PEACOCK: Madagascar: A Little Wild (Premiere)
MARVEL.COM: Marvel Make Me a Hero (Premiere)
IMDb TV: Luke Bryant: My Dirt Road Diary (Premiere)
MAGNOLIA: For the Love of Kitchens (Premiere)
MAGNOLIA: Ranch to Table (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Navarasa (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Hit& Run (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 8/7/21)
DISCOVERY+: Heartbreak Island (Premiere)
SNAPCHAT DISCOVER: Honestly Loren (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 8/8/21)
FOOD NETWORK: Money Hungry (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Family Game Fight! (Premiere) at 10:30pm
PBS: In Their Own Words (Premiere) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: UFO (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The L Word: Generation Q (Premiere) at 10pm
TBS: Love Life at 10pm
COOKING: Snackmasters (Finale) at 10pm
CW: Wellington Paranormal (Finale) at 9pm

ViacomCBS reported 2Q21 streaming results that included subscriber and consumption growth across its pay, premium, and free services, and streaming revenue of $983 million. With the launch of Paramount+, as well as momentum in other streaming services, ViacomCBS added 6.5 million global streaming subs, bringing total global streaming subscribers to over 42 million. Pluto TV notched over 52M MAUs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With Warner Bros. and Disney moving towards day-and-date releases of theatrical films, ViacomCBS Bob Bakish said on an earning call that he believes a 30- to 45-day window is the “sweet spot” for the model. “That is the overall direction we’d like to go over time,” he said. “But we’ve got to look at each title in this pandemic and figure out what is the right strategy.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC is “encouraged” by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s passage of amended bylaws. “This marks a positive step forward and signals the HFPA’s willingness to do the work necessary for meaningful change,” said a spokesperson for the network, which canceled the HPA’s 2022 Golden Globes ceremony because of its lack of diverse membership, and ethics issues. Among the changes: eliminating the Southern California residency requirement; the ability of new members to vote and serve on committees; a grievance procedure to ensure accountability; no more freebies; and measures to ensure diversity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ coming-of-age drama “Little Voice” has been canceled after one season. The show, produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, is the first original series to be cut by the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News Channel has named Jacqui Heinrich White House correspondent. Most recently, Heinrich served as Congressional correspondent for FNC in Washington, DC. Heinrich will cover President Biden’s domestic and international agenda as well as issues impacting the administration, reporting alongside FNC’s Peter Doocy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Entertainment Studios inked a major new deal with “South Park” co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone which includes extending their animated comedy on Comedy Central through 2027, for a 30th season. The agreement also included 14 made-for-streaming movies for Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Steve Levitan’s (“Modern Family”) comedy pilot “Reboot” has gotten the go-ahead from Hulu. The series, starring Keegan-Michael Key (“The Prom”) and Johnny Knoxville (“Jackass”), centers on the dysfunctional cast of an early 2000s sitcom forced back together for the show’s revival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Future Today has partnered with K-City Gaming to co-produce an Olympics-inspired series for Happykids. “K-City Family Olympics” is available to stream on major streaming platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rob Lowe (“9-1-1: Lone Star”) will star in and executive produce “Dog Gone,” a Netflix film based on the true story of a man and his son searching for their lost dog. Lowe’s first film for the streamer, “Holiday in the Wild,” was one of its most-watched films for the year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IMDb TV announced the pickup of season one of the scripted drama series “Troppo” from AGC Television. Currently in production on location in Australia, the show stars Thomas Jane (“The Expanse”) as an ex-cop falsely accused of committing a disturbing crime, who has escaped to the tropics of Far North Queensland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime movie “The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story” landed an order from Lifetime. Based on the story of a seemingly perfect Utah doctor, the film from EP Nancy Grace stars Tom Everett Scott (“13 Reasons Why”), Anwen O’Driscoll (“Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story”) and Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Boat Rocker Studios has put in development a series for HBO Maxbased on the Colson Whitehead novel Sag Harbor. Cinema Gypsy Productions (“black-ish”) will executive produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting Notes: Richard Roundtree (“Shaft”) and Terri J. Vaughn (“Insecure”) have joined the season two cast of OWN’s romantic anthology drama “Cherish the Day.”…”How I Met Your Mother” star Cobie Smulders will play Ann Coulter in FX’s “American Crime Story: Impeachment.” She replaces Betty Gilpin, who exited due to a scheduling conflict…Sam Waterston (“Grace and Frankie”), Kurtwood Smith (“Patriot”) and Anne Archer (“Paper Empire”) will recur in Hulu limited series “The Dropout.”…Nicole Scherzinger (“The Masked Singer”) has joined the cast of NBC musical event “Annie Live!”.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks’ SundanceTV has commissioned a “True Crime Story”franchise, telling a variety of true crime stories from unique perspectives. First up are “It Couldn’t Happen Here,” hosted by author Hilarie Burton Morgan (“One Tree Hill”), making its debut Thursday, September 9, and ”Indefensible,” starring Jena Friedman (“The Daily Show”) and premiering Thursday, October 14 on SundanceTV and AMC+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ renewed “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” for a second season. The animated series from Lucasfilm will launch new episodes in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Liaisons with deadly consequences are the focus of “Sex & Murder,”launching season two on HLN on Sunday, August 29 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Josh Gates Tonight” returns to Discovery on Wednesday, August 11 at 9p, with celebrity guests and newsmakers at Gates’ expedition HQ.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Homeowners suffering from DIY fails get an assist in a new season of HGTV’s “Help! I Wrecked My House,” premiering Monday, September 6, at 9p. The series attracted more than 16 million viewers its last go-round.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singer, songwriter, and actor, Josh Groban, will host “Eye Candy,” a competition series based on a Japanese game show produced by Nippon TV. Celebrities and civilians attempt to identify edible creations designed to look like ordinary objects, starting later this month on Roku Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Wicked in Concert: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score” will be co-hosted by the musical hit’s original stars, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. The event, celebrating the return of Broadway, will air on Sunday, August 29 at 9p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

AccuWeather Network and AccuWeather.com will feature “Back to School” programming the week of August 9 including stories such as how bus drivers are trained to drive in different weather conditions, and how schools prepare for severe weather. The segments will air at 7:40am and 6:40pm daily.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder has acquired the occult horror feature “Hellbender” ahead of its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival. Shudder will release the film in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in early 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon’s return-to-office date has been postponed to January 3, 2022. “As we continue to closely watch conditions related to COVID-19, we are adjusting our guidance for corporate employees in the U.S. and other countries where we had previously anticipated our employees would begin coming in regularly the week of Sept. 7,” said Amazon’s head of HR, Beth Galetti, in an email to staff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A return to work date of September 7 “no longer feels appropriate,” said Jeff Zucker, chairman of news and sports at WarnerMedia, in a memo to staff. A mid-October date is being eyed, but as new information comes in, “we are constantly evaluating our decisions,” said Zucker, who reiterated the company policy requiring vaccinations for anyone in the office. “We have been made aware of three employees who were coming into the office unvaccinated. All three have been terminated,” he said. “Let me be clear – we have a zero-tolerance policy on this.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

WE tv’s “Love After Lockup” delivered season high viewership among total viewers, women 18-49 and 25-54, and A25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 for the episode airing Friday, July 30. The show also saw ratings growth of +23% among W18-49 with 470,000, +26% among W25-54 with 542,000, +33% A 25-54 with 723,000, and +32% among total viewers with over 1.2 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The series premiere episodes of Bounce original “Johnson” were seen by 2.1 million viewers 2+ in their debut telecasts, making it the most-watched half-hour series in the net’s history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
The Suicide Squad – Margo Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Alice Braga, Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion, Jay Courtney, David Dastmalchian Sylvester Stallone, Flula Borg, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi
Annette (Limite Release) – Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver
Naked Singularity (Limited Release) – John Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Bill Skarsgard, Ed Skrein, Linda Lavin

NYC STREET FAIRS
Friday August 6, 2021
Financial Community Fair – on Liberty St. from Broadway – Trinity Place

Saturday August 7, 2021
Columbus Circle Fair – on Broadway 60th – 61st St.
Jamaica “Jams” Festival – on Jamaica Ave. from Parson Blvd. to 169th St.

Sunday August 8, 2021
Financial District Summer Fair – on Broadway from Liberty St. – Rector St.
Broadway/Union Square Festival – on Broadway from 17th St. to 23rd St.
Steinway St. Festival (Queens) – on Steinway St. from 28th Ave. to 34th Ave.

NEW YORK SUMMER STREETS – AUGUST 2021
https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $191 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 $226 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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