“Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” Back for Seconds on Food Network
The additional episodes will again be self-shot and allow Chris and Amy to share a behind-the-scenes look at their lives at home.
[via press release from Food Network]
“AMY SCHUMER LEARNS TO COOK” BACK FOR SECONDS ON FOOD NETWORK
Pre-Production Underway on More Self-Shot Episodes Featuring Amy and Husband-Chef Chris Fischer from Home
NEW YORK – June 30, 2020 – Food Network has ordered additional episodes of breakout series, Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. Featuring acclaimed stand-up comedian and Emmy Award(R)-winning actress Amy Schumer along with her husband and James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Fischer, the additional episodes will again be self-shot and allow Chris and Amy to share a behind-the-scenes look at their lives at home. Their nanny and part-time camera operator, Jane, along with their son and dog, will continue to make cameo appearances as Amy and Chris serve up delicious recipes and cocktails for some good old comfort and humor. The initial order of Amy Schumer Learns to Cook premiered in May and averaged a .6 P25-54 L3 rating and delivered a nearly 100% increase among younger W25-34 viewers. New episodes are scheduled to return later this summer.
“Amy and Chris deliver a breath of fresh air to viewers, and we could not be more excited that they have continued to allow Food Network to bring our audience a behind-the-curtains look at their lives, with even more laughs and comforting food on the way. And we hope a lot more fennel,” said White.
Schumer added, “We are happy to be coming back for a second season because sequels are always the best! Chris and I are proud to be partnering with Food Network to donate to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp whose mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
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FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Nickelodeon Readies Next Chapter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with All-New CG-Animated Theatrical Release Produced by Point Grey Pictures
The theatrical motion picture will be directed by Jeff Rowe and written by Brendan O’Brian.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
NICKELODEON READIES NEXT CHAPTER OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES WITH ALL-NEW CG-ANIMATED THEATRICAL RELEASE PRODUCED BY POINT GREY PICTURES
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver to Create All-New Iteration of the Iconic Franchise and Its Chaotic Cast of Crime-Fighting Ninja Turtles
Theatrical Motion Picture Directed by Jeff Rowe and Written by Brendan O’Brian; Paramount Pictures to Handle Worldwide Distribution
BURBANK, Calif.-June 30, 2020-Nickelodeon and award-winning Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are jointly announcing today that production will begin on an all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture. Marking the Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first-ever CG theatrical production, in partnership with Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President, Animation Production and Development, overseeing production for Nickelodeon. Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey Pictures. Paramount Pictures will handle worldwide distribution of the film.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture will be directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) and written by Brendan O’Brian (Neighbors, Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates).
Said Brian Robbins, President, Kids & Family for ViacomCBS: “Adding Seth, Evan and James’ genius to the humor and action that’s already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property. I’m looking forward to see what they do, and I know that Ramsey Naito and her team are excited to take the Nick Animation Studio into another great direction with their first-ever CG-animated theatrical.”
Considered one of the most popular kids’ franchises, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date – with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs and more – and generating billions of dollars at retail.
Nickelodeon brought the franchise to life again in 2012 with the CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and then reimagined the Heroes in a Half-Shell with the 2D-animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2019. As previously announced, as part of a separate deal, Nickelodeon and Netflix are partnering to produce an original animated 2D film based on the current Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.
Nickelodeon, now in its 41st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
About Point Grey Pictures
Launched in 2011 by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Point Grey Pictures (PGP) is a production company dedicated to creating multi-genre film and television content anchored in dynamic, authentic and passionate storytelling. Known for box-office hits like NEIGHBORS and THIS IS THE END, to the first R-rated CGI film SAUSAGE PARTY, to the Academy Award-nominated THE DISASTER ARTIST and unconventional series like PREACHER, FUTURE MAN and BLACK MONDAY – PGP continues to bring a range of smart, irreverent narratives to audiences. Garnering over one billion dollars in global box office results, Point Grey has created a variety of successful films from indie to blockbuster.
The Point Grey team is preparing for the release of AN AMERICAN PICKLE, set to launch on HBO Max on August 6. Rogen stars as an immigrant worker at a pickle factory who is accidentally preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn. Their critically acclaimed series THE BOYS, which was renewed for a second season before the show even premiered, will return on September 4. Point Grey also produced the third and final season of FUTURE MAN as well as the second season of BLACK MONDAY, both of which premiered in 2020. 2019 marked a banner year for Point Grey with the release of Jonathan Levine’s romantic comedy LONG SHOT starring Rogen and Charlize Theron, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky’s box office hit GOOD BOYS.
Video: “Boys State” – Official Trailer – Apple TV+
The film is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government.
[via press release from Apple]
Boys State – Official Trailer | Apple TV+
Explore a microcosm of American democracy in this political coming-of-age story. Watch Boys State, a new documentary film coming to Apple TV+ August 14 and select theaters July 31: https://apple.co/_BoysState
The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope. Apple and A24 present Boys State, a Concordia Studio production.
The film is directed and produced by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss through their Mile End Films. The film’s executive producers are Laurene Powell Jobs, Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott. Shannon Dill serves as co-executive producer. The filmmaking team includes editor Jeff Gilbert, director of photography Thorsten Thielow and composer T. Griffin.
Crackle Plus Announces the Premiere of Crackle Original Documentary Series, “Road to Race Day,” Available July 1
The eight-episode series is a deep-dive into the 2017 season of the most celebrated NASCAR team of all time, Hendrick Motorsports, and features star drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, and Kasey Kahne, among others.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE PLUS ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF CRACKLE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES, “ROAD TO RACE DAY,” AVAILABLE JULY 1
The documentary series, produced by Peter Berg’s Emmy Award-winning company Film 45, follows the exploits of Hendrick Motorsports, the winningest team in NASCAR history
NEW YORK, N.Y., June 30, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, in partnership with Screen Media announced today the premiere of its original documentary series, Road to Race Day, launching on Wednesday, July 1.
As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Road to Race Day alongside original and exclusive titles that can only be found only on Crackle, including On Point, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, The Clearing, Crown Vic, ’85: The Greatest Team in Football History, Wonders of the Sea, Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life, and Going From Broke, recently picked up for a second season.
Executive produced by Peter Berg’s (Friday Night Lights) Emmy Award-winning company, Film 45 (QB1: Beyond the Lights, All or Nothing: Manchester City) and director Cynthia Hill’s Emmy Award-winning company, Markay Media (A Chef’s Life, Somewhere South) for Complex Networks, this eight-episode series is the exclusive producer’s cut of Road to Race Day as the filmmakers originally intended, and is a deep-dive into the 2017 season of the most celebrated NASCAR team of all time, Hendrick Motorsports, and features star drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, and Kasey Kahne, among others. The camera follows these historic athletes around every turn, both on and off the track, to give the audience unprecedented access to what it takes to drive into the winner’s circle week after week and race after race.
“Looking at the tremendous success we found with our basketball docu-series, On Point, we realized we found partners who understood our vision through Film 45, Screen Media Ventures, and Crackle,” said Nick Wang, Head of Distribution and Business Development for Complex Networks. “We were thrilled when the opportunity to work with these same teams came about to distribute and promote Road to Race Day.”
“We are very excited to bring Road to Race Day to our Crackle audience,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “Our fans are craving sports content and the July Fourth weekend is the traditional high-water mark of the NASCAR racing season and this series will have viewers on the edge of their seats.”
Hendrick Motorsports has won 12 NASCAR Cup Series championships, the most in history, and holds the all-time records in nearly every major statistical category at the sport’s highest level.
“With Road to Race Day, Cynthia and her team created something truly special,” said Patrick Perkins, vice president of marketing for Hendrick Motorsports. “There’s never been another docu-series about our sport that’s anything like it, before or since. We’re excited that more people will have the opportunity to see Road to Race Day, and we’re grateful to Crackle, Complex, Markay Media and Film 45 for believing in the project.”
Road to Race Day will join similar content in the Automobiles, Planes, and Trains channel on Crackle with such offerings as the speed-drenched docu-series, Motor Club, that follows different genres in the racing world, each more exciting than the last, and documentary feature, Race for Glory, which explores the role of faith in the lives of those who live in this dangerous world.
Road to Race Day is distributed worldwide by Screen Media Ventures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.
Crackle is available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 25 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), on Plex, on iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 79,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns a majority stake in the company formed with Sony Pictures Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films for the US and Canada. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit screenmediafilms.net.
ABOUT COMPLEX NETWORKS
Complex Networks champions the people, brands and new trends you need to know now, will obsess over next, and we build consumer universes around them. We’re what a modern entertainment company looks like and what others have followed since 2002. From pop culture and style (Complex), food entertainment (First We Feast), music discovery (Pigeons & Planes), sneaker news (Sole Collector) to our festival of cultural convergence (ComplexCon) — if you want to be part of what’s next and build valuable relationships with the audiences who live in it, come to Complex Networks.
Complex Networks, formed from the acquisition of Complex Media Inc. through a joint venture by Verizon and Hearst, creates and distributes original programming with premium distributors including Netflix, Hulu, Corus, Facebook, Snap, MSG, Fuse, Pluto TV, Roku and more. Our content spans across music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food, and more. We reach the coveted 18-34-year-old male audience and are a Top 3 entertainment network for females 18-34 in the U.S., per comScore. In 2016, Complex Networks launched ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, to bring the “Internet to life.” The annual two-day festival attracts over 200 brands, artists, exclusive collaborations, food vendors, and over 60,000 attendees.
Video: “Cursed” (Katherine Langford) – New Trailer – Netflix
From Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler, “Cursed” is a reimagining of the Arthurian legend told from the perspective of Nimue (Katherine Langford).
[via press release from Netflix]
CURSED (Katherine Langford) | New Trailer | Netflix
From Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler, Cursed is a reimagining of the Arthurian legend told from the perspective of Nimue (Katherine Langford). All episodes of Cursed arrive July 17th on Netflix.
Season Five of Emmy Award-Winning CNN Original Series “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” Premieres Sunday, July 19
In the extended season five premiere, “America vs. Itself (wt),” Bell will examine white supremacy and systemic racism in America.
[via press release from CNN]
Season Five of Emmy Award-Winning CNN Original Series “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” Premieres Sunday, July 19
NEW YORK – June 30, 2020 – The multiple Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, returns for its fifth season on Sunday, July 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, produced by Zero Point Zero (Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown), is an eight-part docuseries that follows sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across the country to understand the unique challenges they face.
In the extended season five premiere, “America vs. Itself (wt),” Bell will examine white supremacy and systemic racism in America. In subsequent episodes, he’ll explore independent farming, the gig economy, reparations, the homeless crisis in LA, the public education system, and the experiences of Iranian Americans in NYC and Venezuelans in Florida.
United Shades of America is executive produced by Bell, Sandra Zweig, Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins and Morgan Fallon for Zero Point Zero, Jimmy Fox, Layla Smith and Tim Pastore for Main Event Media/All3Media, and Amy Entelis and Lyle Gamm for CNN. The series will regularly air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.
United Shades of America will stream live for subscribers the day of the premiere via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Episodes of the series will be available the day after each broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo and CNN mobile apps.
The first four seasons of United Shades are currently available to watch on HBOMax.
About CNN Original Series
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Lyle Gamm, senior vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series. Since 2012, the team has produced 40 CNN Original Series, including the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Emmy Award-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, and critically-acclaimed series including This is Life with Lisa Ling, the “Decades” series, American Dynasties: The Kennedys, The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty, The History of Comedy, Race for the White House, and many others.
“Family or Fiance” Returns Saturday, July 11 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
The high-stakes social experiment returns to OWN for another emotionally explosive season.
[via press release from OWN]
“FAMILY OR FIANCE” RETURNS SATURDAY, JULY 11 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT
First Look: Family or Fiancé Returns July 11 | Family or Fiancé
“Family or Fiancé” returns to OWN for another emotionally explosive season. In this high-stakes social experiment, there will be disagreements, heartbreak, resolutions, and hopefully healing, as engaged couples seek the blessings of their disapproving families before their upcoming weddings. The couples and extended families live under one roof for three days and participate in activities designed to strengthen their bond, unpack their differences, and show some very complicated relationships in a whole new light. In the end, will the experience confirm the families’ concerns, leaving these couples to reconsider their unions? Or will it provide the families with a renewed understanding and persuade them to give their blessings to the couple’s happily ever after?
“Greenleaf” Fifth and Final Season Premiere on OWN Delivers 1.9 Million Viewers and Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women 25-54
OWN further spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 23.
[via press release from OWN]
“GREENLEAF” FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON PREMIERE ON OWN DELIVERS 1.9 MILLION VIEWERS AND RANKS AS #1 CABLE TELECAST FOR WOMEN 25-54
Series is #1 Telecast for the Night in Key Demographics of Women 25-54, African American Women and African American Total Viewers
“Greenleaf” Premiere is the #1 Most Social Scripted Show on Cable
LOS ANGELES – The fifth and final season premiere of OWN’s hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf” (6/23/20) delivered 1.9 million viewers, up +1% vs. prior season premiere and ranked as Tuesday night’s #1 cable telecast in OWN’s key demographic of women 25-54, up +2% vs. prior season premiere (L+3). The acclaimed drama from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/executive producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”), and executive producers Clement Virgo (“Empire”), Kriss Turner Towner (“Black Monday”), and Oprah Winfrey was also the night’s #1 telecast across all of broadcast and cable for African-American women up +5% vs. prior season premiere.
Greenleaf stars Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf; Keith David as Bishop James Greenleaf; Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf; Kim Hawthorne as Kerissa Greenleaf; Lamman Rucker as Jacob Greenleaf; and Deborah Joy Winans as Charity Greenleaf-Satterjee.
In addition, the season premiere of “Greenleaf” ranked as the #1 most social scripted series across all of broadcast and cable, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, on Tuesday night (non-sports).
OWN was Tuesday night’s #2 cable network among women 25-54 with “Greenleaf” the #1 cable telecast in the key demo. OWN was Tuesday night’s #1 network on all of television, including broadcast and cable, for African American women and total viewers.
Year to date, OWN has four of the Top 20 original scripted series (“The Haves and the Have Nots,” “Greenleaf,” “If Loving You Is Wrong,” “Cherish The Day”) on ad-supported cable among women 25-54, more Top 20 series than any other network.
In the second episode of the fifth and final season of “Greenleaf” tomorrow night (Tuesday June 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), Noah (Benjamin Patterson) returns to Memphis to help Grace (Merle Dandridge) with A.J (Jacob Gibson), offering her stability in a world that’s upside-down and spinning out of her control. Bishop (Keith David) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) take a walk through their history when they visit Mavis’s club as a potential venue for their future. Jacob (Lamman Rucker) continues to dig into the past and uncovers a shocking revelation about the history of the Greenleaf family home.
Source: The Nielsen Company; Nielsen Social Content Ratings. Ranked by total interactions.
“Greenleaf” has garnered ten NAACP Image Award nominations, including wins for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2020 (Lynn Whitfield). The “Greenleaf” Soundtrack Volume Two was named Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary) by the NAACP Image Awards in 2018. The series has also been recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Allen Awards and by the Black Reel Awards for Television.
In season five, the Greenleafs attempt to maintain a united front in the face of losing their church to Bob Whitmore and Harmony and Hope Ministries, but secrets past and present create what could be fatal fractures in the family’s fragile foundation. The Bishop continues working to mend his rift with Lady Mae while, day by day, Harmony and Hope’s grip on Calvary tightens. Greenleaf stars Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf; Keith David as Bishop James Greenleaf; Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf; Kim Hawthorne as Kerissa Greenleaf; Lamman Rucker as Jacob Greenleaf; and Deborah Joy Winans as Charity Greenleaf-Satterjee.
“Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright, Kriss Turner Towner, and Clement Virgo.
A “Greenleaf” spinoff, currently in development with Lionsgate, was announced in May 2020.
Viewers can now catch up on the show’s complete four seasons on Netflix.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/.
Disney+ Heats Up With “Summer Movie Nights” Featuring Brand New Original Movies And Blockbuster Hits
Beginning Friday, July 3 with the Disney+ premiere of “Hamilton,” the filmed version of the original Broadway production, families and fans can come together to watch blockbuster hits and original movies premiering every week.
[via press release from Disney+]
Disney+ Heats Up With “Summer Movie Nights” Featuring Brand New Original Movies And Blockbuster Hits
Marquee New Additions Dropping Every Friday Include: “X-Men”, “Beauty and the Beast” (2017), and “The Greatest Showman”
BURBANK, Calif. (June 29, 2020) – This summer, set a date with Disney+ for “Summer Movie Nights” featuring a sizzling lineup of brand new original and newly announced family favorite movies coming to the service.
Beginning Friday, July 3 with the Disney+ premiere of “Hamilton,” the filmed version of the original Broadway production, families and fans can come together to watch blockbuster hits and original movies premiering every week. Some of the movies debuting during Disney+ Summer Movie Nights include:
Friday, July 3
“Hamilton” – An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“The Mighty Ducks” – Emilio Estevez portrays a hotshot trial attorney who gets a unique community service assignment: coaching a hapless group of pee wee hockey players. Can he turn the worst team in the league into champs and face his personal demons along the way?
Friday, July 10
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” – The unstoppable characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past and save our future.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” – Through a series of daring escapades, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca in an epic adventure directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan & Lawrence Kasdan.
Friday, July 17
“X-Men: Apocalypse” – Apocalypse, the most powerful mutant in the universe, tries to destroy all of mankind. To save humanity, Professor X leads the X-Men in a showdown that will determine the fate of the world.
Friday, July 24
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” – Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by old rival Captain Salazar and a crew of deadly ghosts who escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…notably him.
Friday, July 31
“Incredibles 2” – Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, and Bob must juggle the daily heroics of home life. But when a new villain arises with a sinister plot, the Parrs meet the challenge together!
Friday, August 7
“X-Men” – The X-Men, a group of mutants with extraordinary powers, wage a fight against both intolerance, and a fellow band of radical mutants intent on exterminating the human race.
“The Peanuts Movie”- Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle and flying ace takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.
Friday, August 14
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” – As he struggles to balance his home life and Super Hero duties, Scott Lang finds he must suit up as Ant-Man again, joining the Wasp on an urgent mission to uncover secrets from the past.
“The Greatest Showman” – Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical – inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum – celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.
Friday, August 21
“Beauty and the Beast” (2017) – The story and characters you love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.
Friday, August 28
“Fantastic Four” (2005) – Transformed into superheroes after surviving a disaster in space, The Fantastic Four struggle to reconcile their powers, responsibilities and relationships as a dysfunctional family. Overcoming their personal conflicts, they finally join forces to defeat Dr. Doom, the malevolent, metallic embodiment of their treacherous former patron.
“Alice Through the Looking Glass” – When Alice comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland, she discovers that her friend the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) has lost his Muchness and embarks on a perilous race to save him before time runs out.
Friday, September 4
“The Wolverine” – The Wolverine returns to face his ultimate nemesis in an action packed battle that takes him to modern day Japan; an epic fight that will change him forever.
Fans can use #DisneyPlusMovieNights and follow Disney+ on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for live Q&As, watch parties and exclusive content bringing the excitement of the summer movie season into their homes.
These movies join Disney+’s growing library of fan-favorites including recent arrivals like “Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War” “Artemis Fowl,” “Frozen 2,” and “Onward” and upcoming movies debuting on the service later this summer including “The One and Only Ivan” and “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe.”
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+. Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.
NBC Gives Series Order to Drama “Debris”
Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele star in the project, about agents who must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
[via press release from NBC]
Commitment: Series order
Studios: Legendary, Universal Television
Production company: Frequency Films
W/EP: J.H. Wyman
NW/EP: Jason Hoffs
Logline: Two agents from two different continents, and two different mindsets, must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
Photo: Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele (Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)