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Wednesday June 30, 2021

Today’s Premieres
The Africa Channel: Lockdown at 10:30p
Cooking Channel: Food Paradise at 10p
Netflix: Somos
Smithsonian Channel: Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs at 8p
YouTube: 30 Days with Bretman Rock, Strive

Today’s Finales
The Africa Channel: Lockdown at 10p
Freeform: The Bold Type at 10p

Thursday’s Premieres
Bravo: Top Chef Amateurs at 9p
discovery+: Martha Gets Down and Dirty
HBO Max: Tom and Jerry in New York
Hulu/Peacock: The Mighty Ones
Netflix: Young Royals
Peacock: Smother

Thursday’s Finales
Bravo: Top Chef at 8p
Lifetime: Married at First Sight at 9p

Friday’s Premieres

discovery+: Roswell: The Final Verdict
HGTV: My Lottery Dream Home at 9p
Motor Trend App: Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew
Netflix: Big Timber, Mortel
PBS: Washington Week at 8p, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover at 8:30p

Friday’s Finale
ABC: Emergency Call at 8p

Sunday’s Premiere
Netflix: We the People

Monday’s Premieres
AMC+: The Beast Must Die
ID: Onision: In Real Life at 9p
Nat Geo: When Sharks Attack at 8p
PBS: POV at 9:30p
VH1: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta at 8p

Tuesday’s Premieres
A&E: An Animal Saved My Life at 9p
Netflix: I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
PBS: The Latino Experience at 9p

IN THE NEWS

Amid the recent surge of support from advertisers pledging to support Black-owned media and creators comes the launch of media collective and accelerator Group Black. “Our mission is simple: dramatically transform the face of media ownership and investment,” said Travis Montaque, Co-Founder, CEO and Director of Group Black. “We started Group Black to infuse diversity into the next generation of creativity and storytelling, and create scaled solutions for brands…We have the expertise to know what solutions will work, entrenched allies to support us, and a dogged belief that we must build a self-sustaining platform of Black media ownership for the industry to evolve.” Group Black’s media buying power will begin with a target media investment of $75 million from GroupM, part of Group Black’s effort to deploy at least $500 million in Black-owned media by the end of 2022.

Amazon renewed “Good Omens,” originally intended as a limited series, for a second season. Michael Sheen and David Tennant will return as an unlikely pair who try to save the world from the apocalypse.

Facebook has launched Bulletin, a newsletter platform to help writers monetize their following. A rival for Substack and Revue, Bulletin has already recruited Malcolm Gladwell, Tan France and Erin Andrews. Writers maintain ownership of their work and subscribers, and are able to publish free and paid newsletters that can be distributed across inboxes and the Facebook platform. “One of the reasons we’re doing this is a response to what we’re seeing and what’s happening in the media ecosystem,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “More and more independent writers are discovering ways to use their voice and make money through other avenues, similar to the ones we’re introducing here. So we’re trying to elevate and support those writers and creators who are already producing high-quality work.”

Why else might Facebook be investing in newsletters? It’s simple, Kerel Cooper, CMO of LiveIntent, tells Cynopsis. “Newsletters drive revenue,” notes Cooper. “Facebook realized that newsletters are a powerful vehicle for delivering content that consumers have opted into and engage with at a high rate, and can therefore be monetized at a premium.” Facebook is just the latest throwing their hat in the email newsletter ring, says Cooper – a recent LiveIntent survey found 87% of marketers and publishers are actively invested in email and 94% are prioritizing scaling their email programs this year.

“For Life,” cancelled by ABC after two seasons, is not yet most sincerely dead. Amazon streaming service IMDb TV is now airing the existing seasons of the drama, and Deadline reports Sony Pictures Television has extended the options on the cast. In the event “For Life” performs well on the streamer, it could land a third season as an IMDb TV Original.

The Directors Guild of America, which like other groups during the pandemic adjusted eligibility rules requiring films to have a theatrical run before hitting other platforms, has reinstated the theater requirement. Films released June 15 or later must launch with an exclusive seven-day theatrical run to be eligible for a DGA film award.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

TNT is developing “Unknown,” a one-hour drama sequel to the 2011 film produced by Dark Castle Entertainment. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the movie follows a doctor who lost his memory after a car accident and woke up to find his identity taken and the target of mysterious assassins. Sean Finegan (“Free Fall”) will write the pilot and executive produce. Karl Gajdusek (“Stranger Things”) and Speed Weed (“Arrow”) will showrun and executive produce. Ethan Erwin, Alex Mace and Hal Sadoff of Dark Castle are also executive producers, alongside Erik Olsen (“The Dirt”) and Liam Neeson. Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”) is attached to direct and executive produce.

Netflix ordered limited series “Echoes,” from writer/EP Brian Yorkey (“13 Reasons Why”). The mystery thriller about identical twins who share a dangerous secret was created and written by Vanessa Gazy (“Eden”), who will also executive produce.

Copy that: Production has started on the CuriosityStream original “Evolve,” a six-part docu-series exploring biomimicry. Filming on four continents with Beach House Pictures, the series will explore how humanity can solve many of the fundamental issues facing us today by “mimicking” the innovations found in nature. Biologist and wildlife documentary filmmaker Patrick Aryee hosts.

Kelly Bishop will guest star on season four of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” reuniting her with “Gilmore Girls” executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino.

Apple Studios scored the rights to Donald Spivey’s If You Were Only White: The Life of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige, exploring the story of the Negro Baseball League, to develop as a series. The project comes from Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Mandelay’s Peter Guber, and Ron Shelton (“Bull Durham”).

The Tempest Awards serve as North America’s top honors for the brands, the teams, the leagues, the players, and the business leaders driving the competitive gaming industry. The question is: do you have what it takes? The only way to know is to start your entry.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

“Destination Fear” returns for season three on Saturday, July 24 on Travel Channel and discovery+. New episodes will debut Saturdays at 9p on Travel Channel and begin streaming the same day on discovery+.

“Chapelwaite,” based on the short story “Jerusalem’s Lot” by Stephen King and starring Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”) and Emily Hampshire (“Schitt’s Creek”), will premiere Sunday, August 22 at 10p on Epix. Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home only to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history.

HBO’s “Succession,” which wrapped season two back in October 2019, will return in the fall, HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys told reporters on Tuesday. Season three was delayed due to the pandemic.

Actors and wine enthusiasts Matthew Rhys (“Perry Mason”), Matthew Goode (“Chasing Liberty”), James Purefoy (“The Following”) and Dominic West (“The Affair”) look at the world through the prism of wine in lifestyle/travel series “The Wine Show,” having its season three debut exclusively on Sundance Now and Acorn TV starting Thursday, July 29.

Showtime comedy “Work in Progress” returns for season two with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, August 22 at 11p. Back this season along with star and co-creator Abby McEnany are Celeste Pechous, Armand Fields, Karin Anglin, Bruce Jarchow, Theo Germaine, and Julia Sweeney.

Season two of Comedy Central’s “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” premieres Wednesday, August 18 at 10p with a two-episode event. Cast member BD Wong will make his directorial debut during the season.

COMING UP

Fox News Channel will present its “Proud American” franchise series beginning on Friday, July 2 and continuing throughout the Fourth of July holiday. Fox Nation travel and lifestyle host Abby Hornacek hosts.

TECH TALK

Catalina announced its interoperability with Verizon Media ConnectID to enable measurement capabilities for CPG advertisers post-cookie. “Following a disruptive year for CPGs, advertisers are now faced with impending cookie deprecation and further challenges to measurement and campaign performance,” said Brian Dunphy, SVP of Channel Sales & Strategic Partnerships for Catalina. “To help them, we’ve expanded our relationship with Verizon Media to become interoperable with Verizon Media ConnectID.”

Omnichannel CRM and order management platform Boostr and revenue and data automation platform for media companies Switchboard are teaming to deliver a solution for customer relationship management and order management systems powered by unified first- and third-party data, with integrated support and a single point of contact. “We’re excited to partner with Switchboard to help our publisher clients track revenue goals across all buying channels and measure exactly how well their campaigns perform,” said Patrick O’Leary, Boostr co-founder & CEO.

ViacomCBS Networks International introduced the first connected smart NickWatch by Nickelodeon, a family-centric wearable device developed with VCNI’s specialized tech partner. The device will be available for purchase in 2022. “The NickWatch marks a milestone as the first connected smart watch to harness the power of our consumer brands. This strategic product launch will leverage our IP and content to further strengthen our position as a leading commercial partner with diverse consumer touchpoints creating a new immersive experience,” said Raffaele Annecchino, President and CEO of ViacomCBS Networks International.

IAB Tech Lab has released a new automated service for publishers’ Supply Chain Validation, enabling publishers to validate authorized sellers of their inventory by verifying their ads.txt (authorized digital sellers file) or app-ads.txt files against sellers.json files programmatically. “IAB Tech Lab seeks to make our specifications as easy to implement and use as possible,” said Shailley Singh, acting General Manager and SVP, Product Management, IAB Tech Lab. “For a specification used so widely and relied on daily for the integrity of programmatic transactions, it’s critical that publishers have an automated way to verify how their authorized selling partners represent them. Ultimately, Supply Chain Validation aims to ensure that sell-side transparency standards are properly implemented and give buyers and publishers more confidence to transact.”

STREAMING

Common Sense Networks announced a public preview of free streaming service Sensical, offering entertaining and educational videos for kids 2-10. Inspired by the expertise of Common-Sense Media, the ad-supported service filters for quality through a rigorous curation process based on comprehensive child development research.

Qwest TV is partnering with streaming service Plex to broaden access to the service co-founded by Quincy Jones. “Plex is our latest step in bringing more world-changing and genre-defying music to more viewers,” said Qwest TV CEO and Co-founder Reza Ackbaraly. “By presenting this music in a new format to new audiences, we’re striving to tear down the barriers that separate different cultures and that limit our listening habits.”

beIN SPORTS has launched beIN SPORTS XTRA and beIN SPORTS XTRA en Español on Canela.TV, a free streaming service for US Hispanics.

GOING GLOBAL

eOne announced the global launch of a new kids’ animated series, “Ninja Express.” The 2D/3D mix animated comedy, developed for 6 to 11-year olds, is about a special delivery service run by super-powered Ninjas.

Moonbug Entertainment announced a partnership with Etisalat, a telecom operator across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Moonbug content will be available on Etisalat’s SVOD, e-Junior.

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RATINGS

The 2021 “BET Awards” on Sunday ranked as the #1 cable awards show among P18-49 for the 2021 broadcast season and is now the best performing awards show with impressions this year. The show drew 2.4 million Total Viewers P2+ as it was simulcast across seven ViacomCBS networks including BET Her, MTV, MTV2, Logo, TV Land, and VH1, with 1.7 million viewers tuning in on BET alone.

“Sand Dollar Cove,” part of Hallmark Channel’s 2021 Summer Nights, was the #1 most-watched entertainment cable program of the day among Households, Women 18+, and Total Viewers, elevating the network to be #1 in Weekend Primetime among Women 18+. The premiere also propelled Hallmark Channel to become the #2 most-watched entertainment cable network in Total Day the week among Women 18+. The film averaged 1.8 million Total Viewers, 1.5 million Homes, and 215,000 W25-54.

Season two of HGTV’s “Unsellable Houses” delivered a .62 Live+3 rating among P25-54, a .86 rating among W25-54, a .71 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .98 rating among upscale W25-54. In addition, the series garnered a .80 Live+3 rating among P2+ and a 1.61 household rating.

Among syndicated talk shows, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.7 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 6% from the week before), reruns of “Dr. Phil” (1.5, up 7%), “The Dr. Oz Show” (0.6, up 20%) and repeats of “Drew Barrymore” (0.5, up 25%) were the only gainers in the season’s final pre-summer session ending June 20.

“CBS Evening News” ended the second quarter of 2021 in its closest competitive position in the A 25-54 demographic against NBC in 6 years, and with ABC in two years. Compared to 2Q20, CBS closed the demo gap with NBC by 53% and with ABC by 32%.

Cable news net Newsmax drew 1.9 million viewers for coverage of Donald Trump’s political rally on Saturday. CNN, MSNBC and Fox News did not run the former president’s event.

Broadcast Nielsen Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of June 14 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Family Feud (CMV) 5.7 AA
Judge Judy (CMV) 5.0 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.8 AA
Jeopardy (CMV) 4.7 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.3 AA
Inside Edition (CMV) 2.0 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 1.8 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 1.7 AA
Last Man Standing (DAD) 1.6 AA
The Dr. Phil Show (CMV) 1.5 AA
Hot Bench (CMV) 1.5

TV Time Shows on the Rise for the week of June 21
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked! (LOGO) – 99.70%
Too Hot to Handle (Netflix) – 98.50%
The Naked Director (Netflix) – 96.40%
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (LOGO) – 93.50%
The A List (BBC iPlayer) – 92.80%
Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform) – 87.60%
Bosch (Amazon Prime Video) – 86.00%
Solos (Amazon Prime Video) – 85.20%
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) – 85.10%
Kevin Can F**k Himself (AMC) – 81.40%
Every week, millions of viewers around the world use TV Time to track their favorite series. “Shows on the Rise” is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

TV Time Binge Report for the week of June 21
Elite (Netflix) – 13.84%
Too Hot to Handle (Netflix) – 2.39%
Lupin (Netflix) – 1.84%
One Piece (Fuji TV) – 1.70%
Lucifer (Netflix) – 1.68%
Modern Family (ABC US) – 1.61%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC US) – 1.57%
Friends (NBC) – 1.14%
The Office (US) (NBC) – 0.91%
Naruto Shippuden (TV Tokyo) – 0.8
The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the TV Time app within a given day.

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, June 28
Show, P2+ 0000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Bachelorette 3.12 (0.7), The Celebrity Dating Game 2.03 (0.4)
CBS: The Neighborhood 3.46 (0.4), Bob Hearts Abishola 3.06 (0.3), NCIS: New Orleans 2.62 (0.3), Bull 2.78 (0.2)
CW: All American 0.67 (0.2), The Republic of Sarah 0.32 (0.1)
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen 2.31 (0.6), HouseBroken 0.90 (0.3), Duncanville 0.65 (0.2)
ION: NCIS: Los Angeles 0.99 (0.1), NCIS: Los Angeles 1.06 (0.2), NCIS: Los Angeles 0.97 (0.1)
NBC: American Ninja Warrior 3.20 (0.5), Small Fortune 1.53 (0.3)
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos 1.04 (0.3), Hercai: Amor Venganza 1.45 (0.5), Café con Aroma de Mujer 1.11 (0.4)
Univision: Disenando Tu Amor 1.63 (0.4), Si Nos Dejan 1.51 (0.5), La Hija Del Embajador 1.61 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Nippon TV announced that Yoshikuni Sugiyama, currently Representative Director and Operating Officer of Nippon TV, has been appointed as President and Senior Executive Operating Officer. He replaces Yoshinobu Kosugi, who will be taking the new position of Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Operating Officer of Nippon TV.

Wurl has appointed James Grant to the newly created role of SVP, Strategy & Partnerships, Europe. Grant joins Wurl from Finecast, the addressable TV division of GroupM.

Grant Whitmore has joined STN Video as Head of Strategic Partnerships. Whitmore comes to STN Video from BeeSpoke, an ad tech and media consultancy that he founded upon leaving Tribune Publishing in March 2020.

IN MEMORIAM

Producer Alison Greenspan died June 27 after battling cancer. She was 48. “Alison was a tenacious producer, who loved nurturing and protecting the artists she worked with,” said Doug Robinson, her partner at Doug Robinson Productions. “The only thing she loved more than her work was her family, her husband Jason and her beautiful son Stevie. I consider myself lucky to have had her as my friend and partner.

Actor Ray MacDonnell died June 10 of natural causes. He was 93. MacDonnell was best known for his long-running role as Dr. Joe Martin on ABC soap opera “All My Children.”

Actor Stuart Damon, who won an Emmy for his long-running role as Dr. Alan Quartermaine on ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” has died at age 84 after struggling with renal failure. Damon is also remembered for his role as Prince Charming in the 1965 TV production of “Cinderella.”

This Day in History
1955 – Primetime variety show “The Johnny Carson Show” premiered. It was canceled in 1956.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
What was the first cable TV series to be nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Drama Series category? “The Sopranos” (1999-2007). Kudos to: Eric Emeric-Showtime/NYC; Heather Allen-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT; Marni C. Gold/Hawthorne, NJ; Mike Lu-Spectrum Reach/NYC; Cherie Wall-Sandbox Entertainment/TN; Aaron Paquette-Screen Engine/ASI/Fort Worth, TX; Jean Edhlund-Cooperative Network Services/Menahga, MN; Sandy Spiegel-WTTW/Chicago; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Larry Hutchings/San Luis Obispo, CA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 30
ABC: Press Your Luck, The $100,000 Pyramid, Card Sharks
CBS: The Price Is Right, S.W.A.T., S.W.A.T.
CW: Kung Fu, In the Dark
FOX: MasterChef, Crime Scene Kitchen
NBC: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Wonders of Mexico
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Hercai: Amor y Venganza, Café con Aroma de Mujer
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