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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 6/24/22)
PBS: The The Great American Recipe (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: American Anthems (Premiere) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 6/25/22)
THE AFRICA CHANNEL: Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth (Premiere)
CARTOONITO: Bugs Bunny Builders (Premiere) at 8am
SNAPCHAT: Level Up with Stephen Curry (Premiere)
HGTV: Everything But the House (Finale) at 9pm
OVATION TV: Murdoch Mysteries (Finale) at 7pm

(SUNDAY 6/26/22)
ABC: 52nd Annual NYC Pride March at 12pm
BET: 2022 BET Awards: Red Carpet Live at 6pm
BET: 2022 BET Awards at 8pm
HBO: Westworld (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The Chi (Premiere) at 9p
Starz: Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell? (Premiere) at 9pm
Travel: Alaskan Killer Bigfoot (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America (Finale) at 8pm

Netflix has pink-slipped an additional 300 employees, representing about 3 percent of its workforce. “Both Ted and I regret not seeing our slowing revenue growth earlier so we could have ensured a more gradual readjustment of the business,” a note sent to staff yesterday from Netflix co-chiefs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos read in part. “We know these two rounds of layoffs have been very hard for everyone—creating a lot of anxiety and uncertainty.” The streamer lost 200,000 subscribers during its first quarter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The new round of layoffs comes as Sarandos confirmed yesterday at Cannes Lions that the streamer is in talks with multiple potential partners to help it launch an ad-supported tier. NBCU and Google reportedly have emerged as top contenders. Speaking at the “Future Of Entertainment” event, where he received the event’s entertainment person of the year award, Sarandos was short on details but noted the company is in conversations with “all of them” and they all “have different solutions.” Regarding whether the company might decide to have its own advertising arm, he said, “If it becomes so important [that] we want to have control over it, we might.” But he declined to address reports that Netflix could buy AVOD company Roku outright, noting, “I don’t know where that came from.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS announced fall premiere dates for a slate of four new and 18 returning shows, including the 20th season of “NCIS” on Monday, September 19. On the roster is “The Real Love Boat,” a new unscripted, competition dating version of the classic series that debuts October 5 and will air Wednesdays after “Survivor” and as a lead-in to “The Amazing Race.” Newbie “So Help Me Todd” debuts Thursday, September 29 at 9p, “East New York” premieres Sunday, October 2 at 9:30p and “Fire Country” lands Friday, October 7 at 9p. “Ghosts,” “S.W.A.T.”, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “CSI: Las Vegas” are all getting new time periods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Television Group announced the seven emerging directors who have been selected from more than 650 applicants to participate in the 2022 edition of the Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop. This marks the first in-person class of the Directors’ Workshop since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s class: Kayla Compton, Claire Fowler, Tiffany Frances, Calvin “Jai” Jamison Jr., Leon Lozano, Geeta Malik and Alvaro Ron.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 An eight-ep drama inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton’s unfinished final novel “The Buccaneers” got the green light at Apple TV+. Toplined by Kristine Froseth (“The Assistant”), Alisha Boe (“When You Finish Saving the World”) and Josie Totah (“Saved By the Bell”), the series follows a group of fun-loving young American girls who explode into the tightly corseted London season of the 1870s, kicking off an Anglo-American culture clash. Sent to secure husbands and titles, the buccaneers’ hearts are set on much more. It’s written by Katherine Jakeways and directed by Susanna White.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Megan Stalter, the breakout star who plays lovably frustrating talent agent assistant Kayla in HBO Max’s “Hacks,” will soon be fronting a show of her own. “Church Girls,” a new comedy in development by HBO Max and A24 exec-produced and starring Stalter, is inspired by her true life experience. The series follows a 20-year-old Christian closeted lesbian as she wrestles with her sexuality and faith in God, while entering adulthood in suburban Ohio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at HBO Max, Rina Mimoun, former exec producer of “Mistresses,” is onboard as showrunner and exec producer for the streamer’s “The Girls on the Bus,” the drama series inspired by Amy Chozick‘s book “Chasing Hillary.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime greenlit comedy pilot “Seasoned,” starring longtime married actors Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) and Kathryn Grody (“The Lemon Sisters”). The scripted comedy, inspired by the couple’s real life and relationship, is co-created and co-written by writer/director Ewen Wright and their son Gideon Grody-Patinkin. JAX Media is producing the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shoshannah Stern is developing “Disquiet,” a drama series about a certified deaf interpreter, for AMC. Stern, who stars in Sundance Now’s “This Close,” the first major US series to be created and written by deaf people, is back at AMC Networks, attached to star in, write and exec-produce the new show, which follows a CDI who’s called to assist in a case involving the mysterious death of the former head of the school for the deaf she herself attended.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Scott Sternberg Productions (“iCRIME with Elizabeth Vargas,” “On the Case with Paula Zahn”) is launching a documentary film division after its recent acquisition of Strong Island Films (“Making an Exoneree”). First project under the new banner is “Motley Crue’s Vince Neil: My Story,” which will air Sunday, June 26 on Reelz and is directed by Sternberg and exec-produced by both Sternberg & Neil. Also in development is “Where the Hits Were Born,” a look at where, when, how, and why the biggest hits in music were created, as well as “Living on the Moon,” which will focus on the future colonization of the moon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mimi Leder, exec producer and director of “The Morning Show” is staying in the Apple TV+ fam. The Emmy-winning filmmaker inked a multiyear overall deal with the streamer, which will have first-look rights on streaming features, as well as an exclusive deal for series developed by Leder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brigitte Munoz-Liebowitz, exec producer/showrunner of HBO Max’s “Gordita Chronicles,” is extending her overall pact with Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the coming-of-age comedy. Under the new multiyear deal, Munoz-Liebowitz will develop scripted comedy series across cable and streaming as well as run “Gordita Chronicles” if the series gets a season 2 pickup.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Robin Thede struck a three-year overall deal with HBO, which recently renewed “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” which Thede co-created and stars in. The new deal, which will see her creating content exclusively for HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television, follows her previously signing an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television in 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Solvan “Slick” Naim will direct the first two episodes of AMC sci-fi dramedy “Demascus,” and wil exec-produce the series from playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm. The Algerian-American rapper, director and writer recently directed all eps of Netflix’s upcoming series “Mo.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed “Selling Sunset” for two more seasons and is building up its home renovation slate with a host of new titles and seasons. Among the newcomers are “How To Build A Sex Room, debuting July 8; “Instant Dream Home,” premiering August 10; “Selling the OC,” dropping August 24; and “Designing Miami,” premiering September 21. “Buying Beverly Hills” and “Buy My House” are on tap for fall premieres.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Macarena Achaga will star in TelevisaUnivision’s romantic series “Travesuras de la Nina Mala” (Bad Girl) on Spanish-language subscription streaming service ViX+, set to launch in July. The original series is the first of two book adaptations from Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa set to appear exclusively on the new SVOD tier and will be produced by W Studios. It tells the epic love story between a nonconformist and adventurous woman and her teenage love.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spin Master Entertainment is at work on new animated show “Vida the Vet,” the 13th series to hail from the creators of the “PAW Patrol” franchise. The first season of “Vida,” which follows a 10-year-old animal doctor who nurtures the woodland creatures who live outside her home, will debut on BBC’s CBeebies and streaming platform BBC iPlayer in the UK and Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse and streaming platform STACKTV in Canada in fall 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

French broadcaster Canal+ and Italian public broadcaster RAI jointly commissioned “The Crunchers,” an animated comedy series targeting children aged 7-plus. Created by Cedric Stephan and Aurelien Bouillon, and developed by French studio Je Suis Bien Content, the series is filled with “fish out of water characters and filled with slapstick comedy,” according to a release.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of competition series “The Bridge” will debut Thursday, June 30 on HBO Max. AJ Odudu (BBC One’s “Strictly Come Dancing”) hosts the new season from Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay with Aldo Kane as the series’ adventure expert. New season features two groups of strangers who set out for a cabin deep within the rainforests of the South China Sea with no knowledge of what challenges they will be taking on.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network has a smorgasbord of new series and seasons in store for July. New series “Guy’s Summer Games” kicks off the action Wednesday, July 6 at 9p, followed by Michael Symon-starring “BBQ USA” on Monday, July 11 at 9p. “Kitchen Crash,” “Alex vs. America,” “Beachside Brawl” and “Beat Bobby Flay” are among series returning with new episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A different take on the home reno show, “How To Build A Sex Room” debuts Friday, July 8 on Netflix. The series goes behind closed doors of couples looking for more spice in the bedroom who hire interior designer Melanie Rose to create stylish spaces where they can carry out their fantasies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s new dating series “Five Guys a Week” hits the scene Wednesday, July 13 at 10p. Based on Fremantle’s international format, the show follows a new leading woman each episode as she dates five men— at the same time— over the course of a week.The twist? They all move into her home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 3 of Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” debuts Wednesday, July 13 with 11 eps, and the streamer dropped a trailer for the latest antics of a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s the final season for DreamWorks Animation’s “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” on Netflix and the company dropped a trailer for its fifth run, which begins Thursday, July 21. Guest stars including Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Haley Joel Osment, Glen Powell and Jameela Jamil are back for one more adventurous romp.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ released the trailer for season 3 of comedy series “Trying,” which premieres Friday, July 22. The eight-episode season picks up with Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Now they just have to keep hold of them, which proves to be trickier than they initially thought.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress and comedian Retta (“Parks and Recreation”) road-trips to eyesore abodes in the return of “Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise,” debuting Sunday, July 24 at 8p on HGTV and discovery+. During the new five-ep season, Retta will take a road trip to five stunning destinations to visit 15 unsightly homes nominated by their owners.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Vice” airs its midseason finale Sunday, June 26 and then returns to Showtime with eight new episodes starting Sunday, July 31 at 8p. Known for delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflict, civil uprisings and more, the series continues to cover groundbreaking stories from its team of global correspondents.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also July 31, Alex Guarnaschelli returns to battle chefs in the culinary arena in a new season of “Alex vs. America” on Food Network and discovery+. Hosted by Eric Adjepong, series features the pro taking on three talented chefs in each episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Snake in the Grass,” a social experiment in the form of a competition series, premieres on USA Network Monday, August 1 at 11p. Hosted by radio and TV personality Bobby Bones, each ep will feature four players who are dropped into the wild for 36 hours with a chance to win $100,000. In order to win, the four must figure out which one of them is the “snake”—a saboteur who is secretly undermining the group every step of the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

James Corden is taking “The Late Late Show” across the pond for the first time in three years. The CBS series will debut a week of London-based broadcasts on June 27. The British batch will feature taped segments from President Joe Biden, studio guests including Billie Eilish, Vin Diesel, Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette, and a new Carpool Karaoke featuring Lizzo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ will premiere “Say It With Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365” on Thursday, June 30 at 8p on its YouTube and Facebook channels. Through song and storytelling, the second annual iteration of Disney+’s Pride variety show aims to uplift voices of its community of employees and talent. Participants includes Alan Menken, Alex Newell (“Glee”), Angelica Ross (“Pose”), DCapella and Jack Hughes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at Disney+ comes the trailer and key art for original movie “Zombies 3,” the final chapter of the music-driven franchise set to debut Friday, July 15. A special “Lost Song” version of the film will premiere on Disney Channel on August 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Finally making it official, Twitter confirmed the release of its Notes feature, and introduced a new team called Twitter Write. The feature is available to a select group of users in the US, UK, Canada and Ghana. It enables users to create articles using rich formatting and uploaded media. Users can click on the “Write” tab to start writing and can then embed the Note into their tweet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paul Giamatti joined the season 2 cast of HBO Max’s “30 Coins”… Netflix romantic drama “One Day” has found its leads. Leo Woodall (“The White Lotus”) and Ambika Mod (“This is Going to Hurt”) will topline… Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Everly Carganilla and newcomer Connor Esterson are set to star in the upcoming “Spy Kids” remake for Netflix… Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, Reno Wilson and Brian Goodman joined the cast of “Fatal Attraction,” Paramount+’s series reboot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

James Lesure (“Good Girls”) is in as a series regular on ABC’s new series “The Rookie: Feds,” headlined by Niecy Nash-BettsRaffi Barsoumian (“The Code”) joins the upcoming sixth season of “SEAL Team” on Paramount+ as a series regular… Netflix’s “Outer Banks” added Andy McQueen (“Mrs. Davis”), Fiona Palomo (“Control Z”), and Lou Ferrigno Jr. (“S.W.A.T.”) to the season 3 cast… Jayda Cheaves, Ari Fletcher, Arrogant Tae, Lakeyah and Dess Dior are new cast members of BET+’s upcoming “The Impact ATL”… Paula Malcomson (“Redemption”) scored a series regular role opposite Giancarlo Esposito in AMC’s “The Driver.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Elvis – Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Helen Thomson, Olivia DeJonge, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dacre Montgomery, Leon Ford, Kate Mulvany, Alton Mason, Adam Dunn
The Black Phone (Limited Release) – Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Madeleine McGraw, Mason Thames
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (Limited Release) – Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, Isabella Rossellini

NYC STREET FAIRS
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MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $312 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 $335 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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