FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ ESPY AWARDS

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 7/21/22)
ADULT SWIM: Rap Sh!t (Premiere) at Midnight
HBO MAX: Rap Sh!t (Premiere)
HBO MAX: The Last Movie Stars (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Almost Fly (Premiere)
HULU: American Horror Stories (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: Showtrial (Premiere)
FX: The Old Man (Finale) at 10pm

NBCUniversal Syndication Studios’ new talk show, “Change with Ed Mylett,” has been sold as part of an exclusive deal with streaming site Nosey. The half-hour talker stars author, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Ed Mylett. “We are committed to creating a wide breadth of content while broadening our distribution platforms and we are thrilled to work with our partners at Nosey on ‘Change with Ed Mylett,’” said Tracie Wilson, EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios & E! News. “Change with Ed Mylett” is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Stamford Media Center Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The sale of “substantially all” of Black News Channel to Allen Media Group has been approved by a bankruptcy court. AMG is acquiring BNC for $11 million from billionaire Shahid Khan, who invested over $100 million in the network. “We are excited to have been selected to acquire the Black News Channel, which has approximately 300 million linear and digital subscribers,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Allen Media Group will deliver a best-in-class network to serve the underserved African-American community and the advertisers who want to reach this extremely valuable audience.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“I Am a Killer” was renewed for season three by Netflix. The true crime series from Transistor Films interviews murderers in maximum security prisons. “At launch, ‘I Am a Killer’ quickly became a global phenomenon, and the team at Transistor have once again pushed the boundaries to deliver a series that continues to challenge and surprise our fans around the world,” said executive producer Danny Tipping.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! has picked up an eighth season of “Botched.” The plastic surgery reality series will be back in 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 Rideback (“The Lego Movie,” “Walker”) is launching Rideback Rise, a non-profit accelerator to support BIPOC writers, filmmakers and entrepreneurs in the development of content. The program will consist of the Rise Circle, a community of diverse writers, filmmakers and creative talent supported through career-oriented programming and networking events, and the Rise Fellowship, offering BIPOC creators and entrepreneurs financial support in the development of market-ready film, television, digital and audio entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HUSSLUP, a mobile app for talent discovery in media and entertainment, has partnered with Fuse Media, Keshet Studios and Roadmap Writers to power talent discovery initiatives aimed at accelerating opportunities for creatives who are networking and connecting on the HUSSLUP app. “We are all about great writers telling original stories and HUSSLUP helps us source and vet smart new talent,” said Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman, an early investor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime has greenlit new original movie “House of Chains,” inspired by the true story of a couple who imprisoned their six children within their home due to an intense religious ideology. Mena Suvari (“American Woman”) and Greyston Holt(“The Night Agent”) star in the film, set for a fall debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog” premierestomorrow, July 22 at 9p on National Geographic. Episodes will air back-to-back on Fridays on Nat Geo, and encore Saturdays at 10p and 11p on Nat Geo WILD.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu docuseries “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” launches Monday, August 15. The 10-parter chronicles the rise of one of the most iconic franchises in sports, featuring access to Laker owners the Buss family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“House of Ho” returns for season two on HBO Max on Thursday, August 25, following the lavish lifestyle and strong family values of Vietnamese immigrants who achieved the American dream.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New robot fighting competition “Battlebots Champions” premieres Thursday, August 4 on Discovery. Each week, eight bots face off in a “Sin City Slugfest.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Home renovator and New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight is back for a new season of HGTV’s “Farmhouse Fixer” on Wednesday, August 24 at 9p. Knight is joined by designer Kristina Crestin as they renovate old properties while keeping the original charm.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“South Park The 25th Anniversary Concert,” starring “South Park” co-creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone, Primus and Ween, will premiere on Comedy Central on Saturday, August 13 at 10p. The concert, featuring songs from the long-running series, celebrates the role music has played in the show since its debut 25 years ago. Primus and Ween will collaborate with their own songs in honor of their long-standing relationship with South Park.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shout! Factory in collaboration with Candid Camera will debut the documentary feature “Mister Candid Camera” on August 2 across major digital streaming platforms. The movie traces the life and career of Allen Funt, and the release coincides with the 75th anniversary of Funt’s foray into hidden recordings with the “Candid Microphone” radio series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook is moving engineering and product support away from its Facebook News tab and newsletter Bulletin as “those teams focus on building a more robust Creator economy,” Campbell Brown, head of global news partnerships, told employees in a memo. “For a lot of us—this was a labor of love and I know it’s hard to see these products put on the backburner,” said Campbell. “These are products that have delivered tremendous value for our partners and our users.” The shift comes amid global regulations requiring technology platforms to pay for news content, and Meta’s focus on short-form video content and the metaverse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has ceased responding to inquiries on its Twitter customer help account (@Netflixhelps), established in 2009. Customer support is still available via online chat and phone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kurt Russel and his son Wyatt Russell (“Under the Banner of Heaven”)will star in Apple TV+’s Godzilla and the Titans monster series, part of Legendary’s Mosterverse franchise.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Luke Evans (“Nine Perfect Strangers”) and Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”) will star in Netflix’s animated adaptation of “A Christmas Carol.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining the season three cast of Netflix’s “Bridgerton” are Daniel Francis (“Stay Close”), Sam Phillips (“The Crown”) and James Phoon (“Wreck”). In the new season, Penelope gives up on her crush, Colin, and looks for new love.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singer-songwriter H.E.R. will star as Belle in ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” airing Thursday, December 15 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

William Stanford Davis has been bumped up from recurring to series regular for season two of ABC workplace comedy “Abbott Elementary,” where he plays custodian Mr. Johnson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 19 of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” will include Alexis Floyd (“Inventing Anna”) as a series regular. Floyd will play a first-year surgical resident.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FETV reports it achieved its highest monthly ratings in the history of the network in June in Total Day and Prime with Households, A25-54, and A35-64. For the month, the net ranked #43 in Total Day with HHs among ad-supported cable networks and #36 in Prime, according to Nielsen C3 ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2022 T-Mobile Home Run Derby saw Juan Soto crowned as the new champion and drew an average of 6.9 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. In addition, the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft on ESPN was the second-most watched ever, averaging 544,000 viewers on ESPN for the event on July 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

2022 ESPY AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1338084/2022-espys-winners-the-complete-list


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