FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/11/22)
ABC: The Bachelorette (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Claim to Fame (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Below Deck Mediterranean (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Street Outlaws: Endgame (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: BBQ USA (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Modern Marvels (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: POV (Premiere) at 10pm
PEACOCK: Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem (Premiere)
UNIVISION: La Herencia (Premiere) at 9pm

Elon Musk is trying to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. In a regulatory filing on Friday, Musk’s lawyers claimed Twitter was in “material breach of multiple provisions” of the deal, and “appears to have made false and misleading representations.” As for speculation that Musk is looking lower the price he’ll pay for the company, which is currently worth significantly less than Musk’s offer back in April, Twitter chairman Bret Taylor tweeted, “The Twitter Board is committed to closing the transaction on the price and terms agreed upon with Mr. Musk and plans to pursue legal action to enforce the merger agreement.” Musk signed a legally binding agreement to buy the company that includes a $1 billion breakup fee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO has canceled period drama “Gentleman Jack,” a co-production with BBC, after two seasons. “When we began this journey more than five years ago, we knew the series’ creator Sally Wainwright had a uniquely compelling vision, and it’s been tremendously gratifying to see how Anne Lister’s journey has resonated with viewers,” said HBO in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful to Sally, to the impeccable Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle, and to the entire cast and crew for bringing Anne and Ann’s story to life.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

SAG-AFTRA members have voted to ratify a new Network Television Code for members working on morning news shows, talk shows, soap operas, variety, reality, game shows, and sports. “This agreement is a step toward elevating our consciousness and sensitivity regarding safe spaces for performers on set,” said SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher. “That is a big, transformative win. I also am pleased that our negotiators made meaningful gains with new compensation and improved protections for our members.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel Wines popped the cork on two new holiday-themed offerings, Holly (rich, fruity red) and Jolly (crisp, clean white). The limited release varietals are intended to complement Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in July programming stunt.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This week marks the 10th anniversary of National Geographic’s Sharkfest, with programming airing this year across National Geographic, Disney+, Hulu, ABC, ESPN, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO. Among the premieres today, July 11 are “Sharks vs. The World” at 7p and “Maui Shark Mystery” at 10p on Nat Geo; and “Game of Sharks” at 9p on ESPN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 HGTV has ordered a new 12-episode season of “Holmes Family Rescue.” The series starring contractor Mike Holmes and his son and daughter attracted over 25.5 million total viewers and ranked as a top 3 non-news/sports cable program among key demos in its freshman run. The new season is slated to premiere in spring 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Networks UKSKY and Nutopia have teamed for “The Royal Mob.” The drama-doc tells the saga of the extended royal family that once ruled all of Europe, and how their loves, marriages and feuds dragged the continent into the world’s first total war and violent revolution. The series will air on Sky HISTORY in November.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Raymond-James (“Sweet Girl”) will star opposite Forrest Whitaker in season three of Epix drama “Godfather of Harlem.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Major League Baseball and Distill Brands International toasted a new sponsorship agreement that extends that makes Distill Brands the Official Vodka of MLB in the United States and Canada. The multi-year deal sees DBI receive integrated branding across MLB’s broadcast and digital platforms including MLB Network and MLB.com. In addition, DBI will begin selling products at retail locations in California, Florida and New York that will include MLB promotional displays during the first quarter of 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Las Vegas Raiders are turning to former Nevada Gaming Control Board chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan as the team’s new president. She becomes the first Black woman to assume the role in the NFL. The president role has been vacant since early May when then interim president Dan Ventrelle was fired by the team.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform comedy “Everything’s Trash,” following a 30-something podcast star living a messy life in Brooklyn, makes its debut Wednesday, July 13 at 10p with two episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 6 of “Ready to Love” premieres Friday, July 29 at 8p on OWN. In 2021 and 2022, the dating series was Friday night’s #1 original cable series among African-American women (18+). This time around, host Tommy Miles heads to Miami with 20 hopeful singles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All five episodes of “Showtrial” premiere on AMC+ and Sundance Now on Thursday, July 21. The new legal drama follows the case of the arrogant daughter of a wealthy businessman, who is arrested following the disappearance of a fellow student.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Smothered” returns to TLC on Monday, August 8 at 9p. The season features four fan-favorite mother/daughter duos, as well as three new boundary-free pairings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A crossover episode of PBS Kids animated series “Molly of Denali” and “Wild Kratts” airs Monday, July 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $56 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Thor: Love and Thunder – $143 million
Minions: The Rise of Gru – $45.6 million
Top Gun: Maverick – $15.5 million
Elvis – $11 million
Jurassic World Dominion – $8.4 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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