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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/9/22)
DISCOVERY+: My Daughter Joined a Cult (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Amsterdam (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Summer Camp Island (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Rhythm + Flow France (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Queer as Folk (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Backstage with Katherine Ryan (Premiere)
WE TV: Brat Loves Judy (Premiere) at 9pm

The second half of season nine of USA hit “Chrisley Knows Best” is slated to kick off as planned on Thursday, June 23. Season ten is less certain – sentencing for the reality show’s stars, Todd and Julie Chrisley, is set for October 6. The couple face up to 30 years in prison for bank and tax fraud, a conviction they plan to appeal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roku stock jumped 8.5% yesterday day amid talk of a possible takeover by Netflix. Employees have been speculating about a deal, according to Business Insider, since Roku suddenly halted the trading window for employees to sell vested stock grants. Roku saw its shares plunge 55% in 2022 before the recent stock uptick.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Media Rating Council has issued a draft version of its Outcomes and Data Quality Standards, opening a 60-day public comment period. The standards address various outcomes measures and approaches, including attribution and multi-touch attribution, market Mix modeling and experiments, as well as the underlying data quality associated with these methods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Summer I Turned Pretty,” an adaptation of the YA novel, doesn’t premiere on Prime Video until June 17 but has already been renewed for season two. The book’s author, Jenny Han, also wrote the pilot and serves as a showrunner for season one.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC Networks Content Room and the Ad Council are teaming for a series of new PSAs that will highlight the power of girls in STEM against the backdrop of “The Walking Dead.” In the spots, behind-the-scenes talent of the franchise showcase how STEM is used to bring the post-apocalyptic world of “The Walking Dead” to life on screen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 IFC greenlit new original comedy-drama series “SisterS,” created by, written by and starring Sarah Goldberg (“Barry”) and Susan Stanley (“Hotel Amenities”). The series has been in development with Peer Pressure, Shaftesbury, RTÉ and Declan Lowney (“Ted Lasso”). Lowney is the establishing director and is set to direct the first three episodes of the six-episode, half-hour series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff (“The Unicorn,” “The Soul Man”) reunite to share showrunning duties for season five of CBS sitcom “The Neighborhood.” They replace Meg De Loatch, who was EP and showrunner for season four.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alex Lieberman (“Sirens”) has launched Bright West Entertainment, a film finance and production company with a special focus on documentary content. The company’s “On the Line: The Richard Williams Story,” “Subject” and “Rudy! A Documusical” are set to premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

“Hart to Heart” scored a season two renewal from Peacock. Starting Thursday, July 14, episodes will drop weekly, with guests including Pete Davidson, Simu Liu, Tracee Ellis Ross, JAY-Z, Saweetie, Kristen Stewart, Mike Tyson, Mark Wahlberg, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock and Seth McFarlane joining host Kevin Hart during its run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AllBlk has ordered supernatural drama “Wicked City,” focused on young modern-day witches in Atlanta. “The storyline of Black witches is something we hardly see, if ever, within the wildly popular supernatural, sci-fi, and fantasy genre,” said Nikki Love, SVP, Development & Production, AllBlk. “The addition of Wicked City to AllBlk’s continuously growing roster provides diverse Black representation in an otherwise underrepresented space.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC ordered a new primetime series from Mark Burnett (“The Apprentice,” “Shark Tank”). “Business Hunters,” set to debut fall 2022, features aspiring entrepreneurs who give up the 9-to-5 grind to take a chance on themselves by buying a business. “This will be unlike any show I’ve ever done in the business space, because for the first time, the buyers are everyday people, just like the viewer at home,” said Burnett.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock promises a new and “even steamier” US version of reality dating competition “Love Island,” with episodes dropping six days a week starting Tuesday, July 19. The hit UK format aired for three seasons on CBS before moving to Peacock.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Not that CBS is slowing down on the reality front. “The Challenge: USA,” a spinoff of the MTV global franchise that will feature all-stars from “Love Island,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and “The Amazing Race,” premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 9:30p on CBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu limited series “Mike,” starring Trevante Rhodes as boxer Mike Tyson, launches Thursday, August 25 on Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse’s “Made From Scratch” returns for season four on Thursday, July 28. The unscripted series features celebs making home-cooked meals for families and friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The third and final season of “The Split” premieres on Sundance Nowand AMC+ on Thursday, June 23, with a linear debut Monday, June 27 at 11p on BBC America. The series is set in the world of London’s high-end divorce circuit.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming back for a third go-round is “The Dog House: UK,” focused on finding forever homes for rejected pups. The nine-episode season drops Thursday, June 16 on HBO Max.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network star Michael Symon oversees the action on “BBQ USA,” premiering Monday, July 11th at 9p on Food Network. Through six one-hour episodes, Symon showcases teams honing their craft to prove they are the best in the barbecue world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Boston George,” about drug trafficker George Jacob Jung, premieres Friday, July 22 on Fandor. The five-part docuseries includes interviews with Johnny Depp, who played Jung in 2001 film “Blow.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse Media has teamed with Outright International and Rainbow Railroad for the world television premiere of documentary “Being Bebe” on Tuesday, June 21 at 8p on Fuse and Fuse+. The partnership will include branded promos and factoids provided by the organizations presented onscreen and on social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“38 at the Garden,” focused on Jeremy Lin’s 2012 season with the New York Knicks, will debut on HBO this fall following its world premiere at The Tribeca Film Festival on June 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Sports doc “McEnroe” also makes its TV debut after its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, diving into the life of tennis champ John McEnroe, will be available Friday, September 2 on streaming and on demand platforms, and have its linear launch Sunday, September 4 at 8p on Showtime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo will broadcast “Premios Tu Musica Urbano” live for the first time on Thursday, June 23 at 7p, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The awards show recognizes the best in Latin urban music.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FilmRise and Canada’s Bell Media struck a deal for a range of FilmRise content across multiple genres available to Canadians on Bell Media’s CTV Throwback and CTV Movies digital channels on CTV.ca and the CTV app.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Tony Awards will include audio description for the first time, courtesy of CBS, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The audio description for the June 12 event will be provided on the Secondary Audio Programming channel by VITAC and Audio Eyes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Believe Entertainment Grouphave partnered to co-produce “Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids,” premiering Saturday, June 11 at 8p through the Tribeca at Home platform. Narrated and executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris and directed by Andrew Jenks (“Dream/Killer,” “World of Jenks”), the feature-length documentary about the Cabbage Patch Kids’ highs, lows and legacy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kenan Thompson will return as host of the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday, June 21. The celebration will broadcast live from City 2 (New York City or Tampa) of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final on ESPN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spotify revealed during its investor day that it drew about $215 million in podcast revenue in 2021. The company is still in “investment mode,” acknowledged Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff, but labeled the podcast business a “$20 billion opportunity.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Court TV reported drawing more than 500,000 viewers for the verdict in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial on Wednesday, June 1. Viewing that day exceeded 500,000 between 3:20-3:30p, during the time the verdicts were read, with 538,000 viewers 2+. Viewing peaked at 3:27 p.m. with 558,000 viewers P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (1.3 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 18% from the week before) was the only program in syndication to set a new season record, ending its 19-year run the week ending May 29, up 30% from last year at this time. Over the prior two weeks, the show’s rating rose 44% and its daily audience grew by 568,000 viewers on average. The farewell episode on May 26 jumped 64% from the week prior to a 1.8 rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” hit a season high 305,000 viewers A18-49 the week of May 31, with the broadcast on Thursday, June 2 (featuring Queen Latifah, Danny Ramirez and Push T) drawing 588,000 in the demo, the strongest late-night telecast on any network so far this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)



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