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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 7/19/22)
PEACOCK: Love Island (Premiere)
A&E: Origins of Hip Hop (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY CHANNEL: The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: The Great Muslim American Road Trip (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Little People, Big World (Finale) at 9pm

Netflix will share its 2Q22 financial results today, three months after a quarterly report that caused the company’s shares to plummet. Back then, Netflix reported a loss of 200,000 streaming subscribers and projected a net loss of 2 million for the second quarter. While that may come to pass, and inflation will do the streamer no favors, the success of “Stranger Things 4” – the most-watched English-language original series in its first month of release – is a bright spot, along with an AVOD tier in the works and a crackdown on password sharing.
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The new season of “Love Island USA” will offer shoppable experiences for viewers attracted to the islander vibe. Scanning the ShoppableTV QR code on screen will take users to shoppable articles on E! Online; from there, they can complete their purchase via NBCUniversal Checkout. “’Love Island USA’ presented the perfect opportunity to blend together content and commerce in an engaging way for our audiences,” said Evan Moore, SVP, Commerce Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “In collaboration with ITV, we had the unique opportunity to redefine shoppable, premium video by identifying which products to place in each episode, how to extend the love for the show across One Platform, and more specifically deliver what looks, or styles fans will want to re-create themselves.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer at HBO and HBO Max, signed a new five-year contract with Warner Bros. Discovery. The deal comes as Bloys, who has been with HBO since 2004, celebrates a haul of 140 Emmy nominations for the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sinclair Broadcast Group has awarded scholarships to 17 university students as a part of its annual Diversity Scholarship program, which aims help students from diverse backgrounds who reflect Sinclair’s audiences nationwide, complete their education and pursue careers in broadcast journalism, digital storytelling, and marketing. This year the program was expanded nationally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Guru Studio unveiled “Scoops,” a new animated educational comedyseries being developed with the support of TIME Studios’ Kids & Family division. The show will teach kids 5-8 how to develop a lifelong practice of separating fact from fiction, whether it’s a schoolyard rumor or misinformation online.
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Xbox videogame “Grounded” is being adapted as a TV series by Brent Friedman (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”). Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox are adapting the game into a series, following four friends who accidentally shrink themselves, in association with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media and Bardel Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”) has launched Not a Real ProductionCompany, with Megan Zehmer as President of Film and Television. Levy, who has a new overall TV deal with Netflix, already has a film in the works at the streamer.
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Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe has begun development on reboots of “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.” Craig McCracken, who began his career at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons 30 years ago, is attached to develop both projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Frederator Studios has entered development on live-action/animationcrossover series “Hammy and Olivia,” featuring two corgis who found social media stardom during the pandemic. The show will target kids ages 6+ with winks to an older audience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Christina Hendricks (“Good Girls”) has joined the cast of Apple TV+ drama “The Buccaneers,” based on the unfinished Edith Wharton novel…Onboard Disney+ film “Out of My Mind” are Rosemarie DeWitt (“The Staircase”), Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Judith Light (“American Crime Story”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s new original digital series, “Freestyled,” starring former professional dancer and DIY designer Adar Kirham, premieres Sunday, July 24. Weekly episodes will be available via HGTV.com/Freestyled and HGTV’s social, as well as the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Apple TV+ animated comedy “Central Park” launches Friday, September 9, with Kristen Bell rejoining the cast as a new character. Bell left the role of a mixed-race character in 2020 so another performer could “give a much more accurate portrayal” of the mixed-race experience.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” kicks off season two on Friday, August 12 at 8p on VH1. In the series, nine celebrities leave their famous identities behind as they embrace drag. Contestants’ identities will be kept under wraps until they are asked to sashay away.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also returning to VH1 is “Black Ink Crew,” on Tuesday, August 9 at 8p. The reality show’s crew learns how to navigate an altered landscape.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix docuseries “My Life as a Rolling Stone” premieres Sunday, August 7 at 9p. Each of the four episodes focuses on one member of the legendary band.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Title of the day: New UnchainedTV series “Pig Little Lies” – described as “the first reality series starring pigs” – exposes the lie about teacup pigs, animals abandoned when they outgrow their name. “We used a fun approach to send a serious message. This scam is happening all over America,” said UnchainedTV President Jane Velez-Mitchell. “We rescued one pig family but saw other abandoned pigs coming into shelters as we were filming. It was heartbreaking. We can’t rescue them all. But, we can urge the public not to fall for it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Promised land: Guest star Natalie Portman treks to the Utah desert for the season premiere of Nat Geo’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” on Monday, July 25 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Circle Network is partnering with the Grand Ole Opry for a special, “Opry Live: Opry Loves the ’90s,” featuring performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Cody Johnson, Midland, Michael Ray, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson and Chris Young covering popular ‘90s country hits. Hosted by Natalie Stovall, the special premieres on Circle Network on Saturday, July 23 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s “Premios Juventud” will honor star and entrepreneur J Balvin as “Agent of Change” for his mental health advocacy and creative innovation. The 19th edition of the show airs live Thursday, July 21 at 7p Univision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary film “The Princess,” which uses archival audio and video footage to the story of Princess Diana, premieres Saturday, August 13 at 8p on HBO.
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Among those joining host Steph Curry to present awards on “The 2022 ESPYS Presented by Capital One,” airing live on ABC tomorrow, July 20, are Odell Beckham Jr.; Mookie Betts; singer Ciara; Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”); rapper Lil Wayne; Billie Jean King; Derek Jeter; and Dwayne Johnson, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX Sports has its lineup set for the 92nd MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, airing tonight, July 19 at 8p on FOX, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app. Joe Davis, the new voice of FOX MLB, joins first-ballot Hall-of-Famer John Smoltz in the booth for the network’s 23rd Midsummer Classic, familiar ground for Davis, who continues to call Los Angeles Dodgers games. Ken Rosenthal and broadcaster Tom Verducci round out the broadcast crew.
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Upgrades to Prime Video’s interface are rolling out this week.Enhancements include new visual cues to indicate which programming is included in a user’s service as part of a subscription, and which is available to rent or buy. The interface is also less cluttered, with a simplified navigation menu, and there’s a new “Find” feature to simplify searches.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of HGTV’s “Battle on the Beach” drew more than 14 million viewers since it premiered on Tuesday, June 5. The sophomore season averaged a .61 Live+3 rating among P25-54 and a .76 among W25-54, an increase of 33 percent across both demos over year-ago benchmarks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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