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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/25/22)
CARTOON NETWORK: Bugs Bunny Builders (Premiere) at 8am
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge (Premiere)
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: World of Flavor With Moe Cason (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Gabby’s Dollhouse (Premiere)
HBO: Irma Vep (Finale) at 9pm
HBO: Mind Over Murder (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: The Great Giveback With Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich (Finale) at 9pm

The premiere of REELZ docuseries “On Patrol: Live” on Friday night was delayed, airing a little over an hour later in its entirety. “Anything can happen on live television and as everyone saw we had some technical issues that delayed Friday’s night’s premiere; but we got through it and in the end delivered a great live police show on Friday and Saturday and brought many new viewers to REELZ,” Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO, tells Cynopsis. New viewers, indeed – among A25-54 on Friday, even with the technical glitch, the show delivered 396,000 viewers in fast nationals, a number that rose to 403,000 in the demo on Saturday, game-changing figures for the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

St. Vincent, James Taylor and Joe Walsh will each sit in for a week-long musical residency with CBS’s “The Late Show” house band Stay Human. St. Vincent’s term starts tonight, July 25, followed by Taylor the week of August 1 and Walsh the week of August 8. It will be the first time the artists have performed with a late-night house band.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC News’ Washington bureau announced changes as it prepares for the July 31 retirement of Pete Williams, who is leaving after almost 30 years. Ken Dilanian will be promoted to justice and intelligence correspondent, and Kelly O’Donnell, senior White House correspondent, will add to her duties coverage of the Supreme Court on an interim basis until a full-time correspondent is hired. Julia Ainsley will serve as NBC News’ homeland security correspondent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twitter went from a $66 million profit in 2021 to a $270 million loss, according to its latest quarterly report. Twitter counted 237.8 million monetizable daily active users, up 17% from last year’s quarter but lower than projected. The company pinned the blame for the disappointing numbers on ad industry headwinds and uncertainty about its acquisition by Elon Musk. And that’s about all that will be shared. “Given the pending acquisition of Twitter by an affiliate of Elon Musk, we will not host an earnings conference call, issue a shareholder letter, or provide financial guidance in conjunction with our second quarter 2022 earnings release,” said the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The media and entertainment industry is “notorious for excluding people from historically underserved backgrounds,” say House and Senate members in a call for the FCC to initiate rulemaking to establish new content vendor diversity reporting requirements. Reps. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Senator Ben Ray Luján (NM) are leading an effort that would require broadcast, cable, and satellite services to collect diversity data from their content vendors. “When Congress has complete and accurate information about the industry, Congress can create informed legislation,” they wrote. “When the public has this information, the public can make informed decisions about which content to consume.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A recession that starts by year’s end could drive a 9.6% decline in TV advertising this year, to $78 billion, according to MoffattNathanson Research. If the economy skirts a recession, TV advertising would rise 6% to $86 billion, projects the company, up from $81 billion in 2021. US digital media ad revenue is forecast to grow in either event – rising 5%, to $176 billion, in a recession, and up 15% if a recession is averted.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” scored a full-season, 22-episode order for season two. The breakout freshman comedy, which premiered as a midseason replacement, had gotten an early renewal in March for 13 episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ renewed “For All Mankind” for season four. Production starts next month, with a 2023 launch likely; season three wraps up July 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ Marvel series “What If…?” scored a season three renewal ahead of its season two debut, set for early 2023. Director Bryan Andrews and writer-exec producer AC Bradley broke the news at San Diego Comic-Con.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at Comic-Con, Marvel Studios President Feige announced “Daredevil” is coming back to the screen in the form of “Daredevil: Born Again,” a Disney+ series premiering in 2024. Vicent D’Onorio will reprise his role as mob boss Kingpin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Theodore Witcher will return behind the camera for the first time in two decades to direct two episodes of AMC Studios’ “Demascus.” In addition to directing, Witcher serves as a Consulting Producer on the series starring Okieriete Onaodowan (“Jack Ryan”) as Demascus, a 33-year-old Black man who goes on a journey of self-discovery using an innovative new technology that allows him to experience different versions of his own life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joining Danny DeVito in the voice cast of FXX’s “Little Demons” will be his co-star from the 1988 film “Twins,” Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Sometimes you gotta lean on your friends to appear in your shows,” joked DeVito at Comic-Con. Also onboard for voice work are Mel Brooks, Will Jackson Harper, Pamela Adlon, Rhea Perlman, Shangela, Patrick Wilson, Dave Bautista, June Diane Raphael, Toks Olagundoye, Lamorne Morris, and Sam Richardson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE founder and CEO Vince McMahon formally announced his retirement from the company, with Stephanie McMahon moving into the role of chairwoman and co-CEO with WWE president Nick Khan. McMahon will remain majority shareholder, with the announcement coming amid an investigation by the company’s board of directors into allegations that he had sexual relationships with employees paid the women millions of dollars as part of severance packages. “As I approach 77 years old, I feel it’s time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE,” McMahon said in a statement. “Throughout the years, it’s been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire you, thrill you, surprise you, and always entertain you.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first of the final eight episodes of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” premieres October 2. What to expect as the zombie drama wraps its eleventh season? “You wanna die quick, you wanna die screaming,” says Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reedus) in the trailer played at Comic-Con.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“If you put a game show, late night talk show, and a food competition show in a blender, you get ‘Guy’s Ultimate Game Night’,” says Guy Fieri, host and EP of the new series set to premiere on Food Network on Wednesday, August 31 at 9p. “It’s the best dinner party you’ve ever been to…filled with food, booze, off-the-hook games and the funkiest live soundtrack around.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

New episodes from season 17 of “American Dad!” return to TBS on Monday, September 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Classically trained chef and food anthropologist Casey Corn dives into the stories and cultures of different families to recreate their lost family recipes in Magnolia Network’s “Recipe Lost and Found,” debuting on discovery+ on Friday, August 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big changes are in store for “7 Little Johnstons,” back for a new season on TLC on Tuesday, August 16 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A SpongeBob Universe crossover special, “The Tidal Zone,”encompassing all three animated series within the SpongeBob Universe – “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the Paramount+ original series “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” and “The Patrick Star Show” – follows GrandPat as he makes his way through each dimension. The one-hour event is slated to premiere in November on Nickelodeon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The upcoming second season of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” will also include a crossover episode, with animated comedy series “Star Trek: Lower Deck” on Paramount+. The episode will feature both live action and animation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), who appeared on Australia’s “Neighbors”from 2008-11, will appear in the series finale of the long-running soap opera.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Critic’s Choice Awards” returns to The CW next year, with a ceremony airing live from LA on January 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Who is Alec Baldwin?” starts streaming today, July 25. The Fox Nation special spotlights the life of Alec Baldwin, from his acting career to the tragic shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust.” FOX News Channel’s Brian Kilmeade hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID stunt “Killer 90s” in August offers a series of specials looking back at some of the most shocking cases of the decade. Among the offerings are “Menenedez Brothers: Misjudged?” premiering Sunday, August 7 at 9p, and “Who Killed Biggie and Tupac?” debuting Sunday, August 14 at 9p
(Source: Cynopsis)

All three seasons of sci-fi series “The Orville,” will be available to stream on Disney+ on August 10, as it continues to stream on Hulu. “Making this show has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my career, and I’m immensely grateful to Disney for providing us the opportunity to expand our Orville community further,” said Seth MacFarlane. “I can’t wait for new audiences to experience this series.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gordon Ramsay FAST Channel is now available as part of Tubi’s platform’s lineup, featuring episodes of “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The January 6th Committee hearing on Thursday reached 17.7 million viewers across ten networks, according to Nielsen estimates. MSNBC drew the biggest audience, with 4.7 million total viewers; ABC was the broadcast network with the most viewers (3.98 million). The committee’s last primetime hearing, in June, reached 20 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedy writer Kevin Rooney died July 19 after a lengthy illness. He was 71. “He was the greatest muse a comedian could ever have,” said Jay Leno.
(Source: Cynopsis)

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $130 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Nope – $44 million
Thor: Love and Thunder – $22 million
Minions: The Rise of Gru – $17.7 million
Where The Crawdads Sing – $10.3 million
Top Gun: Maverick – $10 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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