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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 6/23/22)
BRAVO: Southern Charm (Premiere) at 9pm
FACEBOOK WATCH: JoJo Goes (Premiere) at 12pm
HBO MAX: Gordita Chronicles (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Menudo: Forever Young (Premiere)
HGTV: No Demo Reno (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: The Bear (Premiere)
MTV: Buckhead Shore (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: First Class (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Queen (Premiere)
OUT TV: Gauntlet of Gaymes (Premiere)
PEACOCK: The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: The Split (Premiere)
USA: Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane (Premiere) at 9:30pm
CW: Walker (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: MasterChef (Finale) at 9pm
INSP: Ultimate Cowboy Showdown (Finale) at 8pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Paranormal Caught on Camera (Finale) at 9pm

A judge refused to dismiss Dominion Voting System’s defamation case against Fox Corp., parent company of Fox News, over reports on vote-rigging in the 2020 election. On Tuesday, the Delaware judge said the voting machine company’s allegations “support a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another judge ruled against right-wing network OAN, allowing a lawsuit by voting tech company Smartmatic to proceed. OAN had argued that the court of US District Judge Carl Nichols didn’t have jurisdiction.
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Spanish-language Discovery Familia is ready for a new on-air look andfeel and Verano WOW summer programming slate. “Through the years, Discovery Familia has presented the relatable, incredible and purely fun stories that bring the buzz – and Verano WOW will be no exception, full of exciting personalities and new episodes of beloved shows,” said Eileen Piñeiro, Senior Channel Director, Warner Bros. Discovery US Hispanic Division. “Verano WOW will also introduce a new brand identity for Discovery Familia – a bright, upbeat, and energetic vibe that reflects the network’s current personality and programming.”
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There may be jitters about how the economy will affect the media business, but NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell, speaking at Cannes Lions, suggested his company is well-prepared to weather the storm. “We’re the biggest scale in the business, we have the largest cash flow and the lowest debt,” he said. “It’s all evolving as we expected.” As far as a possible ad sales partnership with Netflix, Shell was mum — mostly. “I’m not going to comment on any conversations we may be having or have had,” he said, but added, “I’m not surprised that some of our SVOD partners are getting into the ad business — that’s where the money is.”
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 HGTV has greenlighted a new, eight-episode docuseries following real estate experts and newlyweds Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae El Moussa. “The Flipping El Moussas” (wt) will document the couple as they tackle a house move, a major renovation and their efforts to expand their family. The series is slated to premiere in 2023.
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On the heels of ratings success, HGTV also ordered a new eight-episode season of “Windy City Rehab.” The renovation series, which wrapped its run on June 16, attracted more than 16.3 million total viewers since premiering on April 21. Episodes averaged a .52 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .66 rating among W25-54.
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Peacock comedy “Killing It,” starring Craig Robinson (“The Office”), will be back for a second season. “We can’t wait to tell more twists and turns of one person’s hilarious, persistent pursuit of the American dream, from the incomparable creative minds of Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici and our partners at UTV, as Peacock continues to be a home for unique, thought-provoking and humor-filled comedies,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCU Television and Streaming.
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Billy Porter (“Pose”) has inked a first-look deal with FX Productions, calling for him to develop content for FX via his production company Incognegro with producing partner D.J. Gugenheim. “I’m so glad I’ve been blessed to live long enough to see this day,” said Porter. “The day where my queerness was my liability, to now where it grounds my work in personal authenticity and power. This is where we change the conversation.”
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Blue Ant Media announced orders for its Canadian specialty TV platforms: “Cub Camp” for Love Nature; “American Doomsday” (wt) for Cottage Life; and “Haunted Lost and Found” (wt) for T&E. “Mysteries from Above” was renewed for a second season.
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VFX and animation company ReDefine is opening a new studio in Barcelona, Spain. The studio, which officially opens its doors in September, will join the company’s other European studios in London, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as its wider network of global studios across North America and India.
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Ellen Barkin (“Animal Kingdom”) has boarded the cast of Peacock mystery series “Poker Face,” from T-Street and MRC Television. Barkin joins Natasha Lyonne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Adrien Brody, among others.
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“The Great Muslim American Road Trip” premieres on PBS Tuesday, July 5 at 10p (check local listings). The three-part docuseries follows a millennial Muslim American couple on a cross-country journey along historic Route 66 as they explore Islam’s deep roots in America.
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The first release from Prime Video’s slate of reality shows premiering this summer is “The One That Got Away,” on Friday, June 24. The series follows six singles who are given the chance to explore missed connections like an unrequited crush or a stranger who once offered a helping hand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO docuseries “The Anarchists,” chronicling a deadly series of events when rule-avoidant freedom activists converged in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, premieres Sunday, July 10 at 10p on HBO.
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Acorn TV’s “The Brokenwood Mysteries” returns for season eight on Friday, July 1. The New Zealand drama is set in a community facing rampant murder cases.
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NBCUniversal Chairman of Global Advertising & Partnerships Linda Yaccarino and Giant Spoon Partner Laura Correnti announced the launch of their new podcast, “Sunday Supper,” in partnership with iHeartMedia. Yaccarino and Correnti will host some of the biggest names in entertainment and business for open conversations. “In my house and even my office — the best days end—and the most genuine conversations start—around the dinner table,” said Yaccarino. “I’m so excited to bring all the laughter, conversations, and tough questions of an Italian home to ‘Sunday Supper’.” The podcast will be distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network and available on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms later this fall, with episodes airing every Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “The Belle Collective” is back for a sophomore run on Friday, July 29 at 9p, with six women redefining what it means to be a boss and a belle in Jackson, Mississippi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of summer learning series “Camp TV” launches Friday, July 1 on public TV stations (check local listings). Content will include 10 new half-hour episodes and 10 episodes repackaged from previous seasons.
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Fox News Media’s “Fentanyl: The Poisoning of America” launched this week. The investigative series airs across platforms to offer a closer look at the fentanyl crisis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

COMING UP – JULY 4th WEEKEND EDITION

PBS’s “A Capitol Fourth” will feature performances by Darren Criss (“Glee”), gospel star Yolanda Adams, pop artist Andy Grammer, Gloria Gaynor and more, along with a 65th anniversary celebration of “West Side Story” with Chita Rivera, a salute to the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial, and a tribute to military heroes and their families. The TV tradition airs Monday, July 4 at 8p.

AXS TV is celebrating the 4th with a Red, White & Rock! event. The three-day lineup celebrates iconic artists Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4. First up is a double dose of Bruce Springsteen, with rock docs “Bruce Springsteen: The Promise – The Making Of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’,” and “Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band: ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ at The Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“America the Beautiful,” the National Geographic docuseries narrated by Michael B. Jordan, premieres on Disney+ on Monday, July 4. Scenery includes the Arctic ice caps, the Mojave Desert, coral reefs and more.
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Philo has added two new channels: Decades and Start TV. Viewers can now watch classic sitcoms like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “I Love Lucy,” as well as shows featuring the strong female leading characters in scripted TV dramas like “The Good Wife” and “Major Crimes.” Both Decades and Start TV are included as part of Philo’s base package.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former CBS engineering executive Robert J. Ross died June 19. He was 70. Ross was SVP of East Coast Operations and Engineering for CBS from 1998 until his retirement in 2017. “Over his illustrious career, his incredible skill and accomplishments kept the network at the forefront of technology and a leader in the broadcast business,” said the network in a statement. “Simply put, Bob was a brilliant engineer.”
(Source: Cynopsis)


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