Celebrate National Friendship Day with a Special FRIENDS Marathon

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Celebrate National Friendship Day with a Special FRIENDS Marathon

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Watch Here to Find Out the Fan-Favorite Duo
Come celebrate National Friendship Day with TBS for a special Friends marathon highlighting a fan-favorite duo. We took to social media and asked fans to vote for their favorite pair of friends between Chandler & Joey and Monica & Rachel, and the results are in!

The TBS fan-favorite is: Chandler and Joey!

Sunday, August 2, TBS will air episodes featuring the most memorable moments of Chandler’s & Joey’s friendship across all seasons. The marathon airs 10:00am-1:00pm ET / 1:00pm-4:00pm PT.

The linear schedule is below.

10:00 AM ET/1:00PM PT – “The One with the Baby On The Bus”
Chandler and Joey have to take care of baby Ben. They use him to seduce women, but forget the baby on the bus, and go through the hassle of finding him.

10:30 AM ET/1:30PM PT – “The One with the Prom Video”
Joey and Chandler becomes “bracelet buddies.”

11:00 AM ET/2:00PM PT – “The One With a Chick and a Duck”
After seeing chicks on television, Joey decides to buy one for him and Chandler. This leads to fights between them, so they decide to take it back, but end up adopting a duck too instead.

11:30 AM ET/2:30PM PT – “The One with the Cat”
Joey and Chandler’s attempt to sell his entertainment center proves hazardous.

12:00 PM ET/3:00PM PT – “The One with the Embryos”
Joey and Chandler wins Monica and Rachel’s apartment in a game of trivia; episode contains the scene Joey and Chandler riding in on Pat the Dog.

12:30 PM ET/3:30PM PT – “The One where Monica Sings”
Chandler fixes Joey’s eyebrows after Joey only gets one of his eyebrows waxed.



GROWING BELUSHI Premieres Wednesday, August 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

(New York) – Actor Jim Belushi (According to Jim, SNL) is a man of many talents – actor, singer, dancer and now… legal cannabis farmer. Using his many talents, combined with an immense passion, Jim is ready for his next stage in life – building a cannabis business from scratch in southern Oregon. Informative, mischievous and moving, the all-new series, GROWING BELUSHI, premieres on Discovery Wednesday, August 19 at 10 PM ET/PT and is produced by Original Productions and Live Nation Productions.

“This is much more than a business for me. I’ve seen the positive impact that cannabis has had in treating people from around the world,” said Belushi. “Everything grows in Growing Belushi. The Cannabis, the business, the family. And especially me. We almost called it Growing Pains!”

True to heart, Jim has decided to dedicate his life to starting and running a flourishing legal cannabis farm. As they navigate the many challenges of this newly legalized industry, Jim and his ragtag team of farmers have an opportunity to follow their passion and find success in something they believe in. Joined by his cousin Chris and with appearances from Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and a cast of misfits (including Jim’s own family), as well as a musical appearance by The Blues Brothers, GROWING BELUSHI will take Discovery’s audiences inside Jim’s world and show the incredible effort it takes to build a legal cannabis operation.

“We are always looking for a show that takes you by surprise and this one did – it’s fun and funny and has a lot of heart. I think people will see Jim Belushi in a whole new way after watching,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual.

“Live Nation has had a long, meaningful relationship with Jim Belushi personally and through the Blues Brothers and House of Blues, so we are excited to help with sharing his story of Belushi Farms with Discovery’s audiences,” said Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation.

“We are thrilled to continue our long-running partnership with Discovery which has included the Emmy-winning Deadliest Catch, along with the recent spin-off, Deadliest Catch: Bloodline,” said Jeff Hasler, President of Original Productions. “We’ve always been about providing a platform for big dreams and ambitious stories. No one has a bigger dream and more ambition than Jim Belushi.”

What began in 2015 as a meager 48-plant crop, Jim’s farm today encompasses a sprawling and spiritual 93 acres along the Rogue River in southern Oregon, offering a range of brands from Belushi’s Secret Stash (with Jim’s favorite strain Cherry Pie) to Captain Jack’s Gulzar Afghanica (a rare strain from the Hindu Kush region that became known in the ‘70s as “the smell of SNL.”)

Having suffered the loss of his brother John to an overdose – as well as having experienced his own journey of learning and healing with cannabis – Jim has become an outspoken advocate for the positive medical benefits of cannabis including pain management and improving quality of life. The series will shed light on Jim’s journey of self-discovery and the incredible effort it takes to build a legal cannabis farm with the dream of helping others thrive.

In addition to watching the show on Discovery, viewers can stream GROWING BELUSHI by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #GrowingBelushi and follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

GROWING BELUSHI is produced for Discovery by Live Nation Productions where Michael Rapino, Ryan Kroft and Brian Phares are executive producers and Original Productions where Jeff Bumgarner, Jeff Hasler and Brian Lovett are executive producers. For Discovery, Joseph Schneier and Kyle Wheeler serve as executive producers. Jim Belushi and James Orr also serve as executive producers.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

TBS Programming Alert Week of August 17

TBS Programming Alert Week of August 17

Monday, August 17, at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Businessly Brunette”
Hayley takes off her headband and becomes a businesswoman; Stan plans a party.

Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Mayim Bialik hosts the ultimate celebrity showdown. Each week five stars from the worlds of sports, music, comedy, TV, and film face-off to see who can produce the most compelling content from the comfort of their own homes. Tune-in to find out which celebrity won the competition and raised the most money for their charity.

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Samantha Bee, who like most of the country is still working from home, is broadcasting new episodes from her backyard! Executive Producer Jason Jones, Bee’s husband and quarantine roommate, will film the episode from a socially distant six feet away – and even further away if it’s a better angle for Bee.

Thursday, August 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Reiki Gone Wrong”
During a Reiki session, Acqua delivers a message to Becca from her stillborn son that sets Becca off. Ingestion of a potential poison sends one guest packing.

truTV Programming Alert Week of August 17

truTV Programming Alert Week of August 17

Hot Ones: The Game Show
Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Hot Sauce Conquers All”
A pair of former baristas go head to head in the Pepperdome with two wine-loving buddies, but as soon as Chef Willie starts serving up pain, it becomes clear that pinot has nothing on peppers and caffeine is no match for capsaicin.

Tacoma FD
Thursday, August 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“The Firefighter’s Ball: Part 2 ”
As the Firefighter’s Ball rages on, things go off the rails for the crew. Terry and Eddie battle it out while stuck in an elevator, Ike deals with an out of control Andy after he has a few too many drinks, Lucy struggles to get alone time with her date away from his mother and Wolf Boykins (Paul Soter), and Granny finds a way to ease the tension with his date.

Talkoma FD
Thursday, August 20 at 10:30pm ET/PT
“The Firefighter’s Ball: Part 2”
Join Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as they put the Q&A in quarantine with digital visits from special guests, and a sneak peek of what’s to come on Tacoma FD!

PeopleTV GUESTS for the WEEK of August 3 – August 7

PeopleTV GUESTS for the WEEK of August 3 – August 7

(subject to change)

PEOPLE Now’s Jeremy Parsons Reality Check’s Daryn Carp Couch Surfing’s Lola Ogunnaike The Royal Report’s Sharon Carpenter

& Andrea Boehlke

PEOPLE Now Streams Mon – Fri at 1pm ET/10am PT on Twitter and on Facebook Live

Reality Check airs Mon – Thurs at 4:30pm ET on Twitter

Couch Surfing airs every Fri at 8am ET on PeopleTV

The Royal Report airs every Wednesday at 5:30pm ET on Twitter and 10am ET on PeopleTV

MONDAY, August 3

PEOPLE Now: Michael Tubbs (Stockton on My Mind)
Reality Check: TBA

TUESDAY, August 4

PEOPLE Now: Jeff Foxworthy (What’s It Worth)
Reality Check: James DeSantis, Garrett Magee and Melissa Brasier (Backyard Envy)


PEOPLE Now: Elmo (The Not Too Late Show)
Reality Check: Rodney and Desiry (Marrying Millions)
Royal Report: Erin Hill

THURSDAY, August 6

PEOPLE Now: Boris Kodjoe (Station 19)
Reality Check: TBA

FRIDAY, August 7

PEOPLE Now: Luke Bryan (“Born Here Live Here Die Here”)
Couch Surfing: Carrie Coon (Phreaks)


Couch Surfing: Ben McKenzie

Watch: https://peopletv.com/video/couch-surfing-ben-mckenzie/

The wonderful Ben McKenzie stops by Couch Surfing to discuss his latest venture, an Audible Original, ‘Phreaks,’ and to look back at some of his most iconic projects including ‘The O.C.,’ ‘Southland,’ and ‘Gotham’!

What to Watch: The Umbrella Academy; Black is King

Watch: https://peopletv.com/video/what-to-watch-the-umbrella-academy-black-is-king/

Host Gerrad Hall and EW’s Kristen Baldwin, Alex Suskind, and Christian Holub talk ‘The Umbrella Academy’ and get excited for Beyoncé’s new project ‘Black Is King’.

ABOUT PEOPLE NOW: PEOPLE Now is a 45-minute live daily online show which airs from NY Mon- Fri at Noon ET/9am PT on PEOPLE.com and streams live on Twitter and on Facebook Live.

Hosted by Jeremy Parsons (@JeremyParsonsTV) and co-hosted by Andrea Boehlke (@andreaboehlke), PEOPLE Now delivers a satisfying selection of everything PEOPLE has to offer: exclusive interviews, celebrity and entertainment updates,

news and human interest stories — plus, style, pets, moms and babies, food and décor, and more. View the show on demand at PeopleTV.com. #PEOPLENow

ABOUT REALITY CHECK: Reality Check is a 30-minute live daily online show that airs from NY Mon-Thu at 4:30pm ET on Twitter.

Hosted by Daryn Carp (@Carpedaryn), Reality Check is a daily deep dive into the biggest stories and best moments from the previous night’s most popular reality programming.

This daily half-hour series features reality stars, celebrity super-fans and entertainment journalists breaking down the most outrageous and unbelievable reality TV moments. #RealityCheck

ABOUT COUCH SURFING: Couch Surfing is a 30-minute live daily online show which airs from NY Fri at 8am ET on PeopleTV.

Hosted by Lola Ogunnaike (@lolaogunnaike), PeopleTV’s weekly Couch Surfing features famed film and television stars as they stroll down memory lane to watch and react to their own notable performances.

Nothing is off limits, as these stars recall behind-the-scenes mishaps, auditions for pinnacle roles, relationships with co-stars, and more. #CouchSurfing

ABOUT THE ROYAL REPORT: The newest PeopleTV series, The Royal Report airs from NY Tues and Thurs at 6pm ET on Twitter and on PeopleTV. Host Sharon Carpenter (@sharoncarpenter) breaks down the biggest stories in British royal family news – including trend-setting fashion, family life and fandom — before delving into in-depth discussions on all things royal with experts including PEOPLE’s senior editor (royals), Michelle Tauber; senior news editor, Erin Hill; chief foreign correspondent,

Simon Perry; and London correspondent, Monique Jessen. Joining Carpenter on each episode is the show’s resident mascot, Max the Corgi (@MaxtheCorgiNYC). #TheRoyalReport

PeopleTV is available on PeopleTV.com, in addition to mobile and connected TV devices. Download the free app for iOS and Android, in addition to Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, PlutoTV, Xumo, Chromecast and Xfinity.

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AXIOS To Air An Exclusive Interview With President Trump Monday, August 3

AXIOS To Air An Exclusive Interview With President Trump Monday, August 3

AXIOS continues with a new episode MONDAY, AUGUST 3 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, featuring insightful and news making interviews with public officials, industry leaders, and decision makers covering a range of topics including politics, business, tech, media and science. Directed and produced by Emmy® winners Matthew O’Neill and Perri Peltz, the program features Axios’ signature “Smart Brevity” analysis, exclusive documentary-style reporting and in-depth conversations on the topics and trends shaping the future.

The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

This week’s episode features an exclusive interview with President of the United States Donald J. Trump.

Axios National Political Correspondent, Jonathan Swan speaks with the president about multiple topics including the coronavirus crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement, the November election, and U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan, China, and Russia.

AXIOS is a co-production of HBO Documentary Films, AXIOS and DCTV; executive produced by Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei & Roy Schwartz; directed and produced by Perri Peltz and Matthew O’Neill.

To Tell the Truth 8/6 on ABC

Air Date: Thursday, August 06, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#512) “Michael Strahan, Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal, Taran Killam”



10:00-11:00 p.m. TO TELL THE TRUTH: “512 (Michael Strahan, Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal, Taran Killam)” (512)

“The Secret Life of the Zoo” Returns to Animal Planet for an All-New Heartwarming Season

“The Secret Life of the Zoo” Returns to Animal Planet for an All-New Heartwarming Season on Saturday, August 1
In the season premiere, keepers work tirelessly to save the mischievous Girlie, one of the critically endangered blue-throated macaws, after she escapes from the zoo as her more reserved sister Lady calls out for her to return.
[via press release from Animal Planet]

Behind the scenes at Chester Zoo, a popular zoo in Britain, there is a secret world that reveals the most intimate moments in the lives of animals. In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO, cameras go further than ever to bring audiences up close to the spectacular joys of everyday life and the remarkable behavior of the animals and their intimate relationships with their dedicated keepers. THE SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO returns to Animal Planet for an all-new season on Saturday, August 1 at 10 PM ET/PT.

In the season premiere, keepers work tirelessly to save the mischievous Girlie, one of the critically endangered blue-throated macaws, after she escapes from the zoo as her more reserved sister Lady calls out for her to return. The resilience of the zoo’s Sumatran orangutans is tested as they recover from a tragic fire that engulfed their enclosure. Audiences will also meet Dagmar, the matriarch of the giraffe herd, as she prepares to give birth and welcome a new member to the Chester Zoo family.

Throughout the season, we’ll see the heartfelt companionship between the animals and their keepers as well as the zoo’s breakthrough breeding programs that help several rare and endangered species fight back from the brink of extinction.

In addition to watching the show on Animal Planet, viewers can stream full episodes of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO by downloading the Animal Planet GO app. All past seasons of the show can be viewed in its entirety by audiences in the U.S. on the Animal Planet GO app.

Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Whelan and Matt Nable Star in Powerful Thriller “The Sounds”

Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Whelan and Matt Nable Star in Powerful Thriller “The Sounds” Premiering Thursday, September 3 on Acorn TV
Acorn TV’s latest twisty psychological thriller is the riveting story of a missing person and a blissful marriage turned upside down in a sleepy town where nothing is quite what it seems.
[via press release from Acorn TV]
Rachelle Lefevre (Proven Innocent, Under the Dome), Matt Whelan (Narcos, The Luminaries) and Matt Nable (Arrow, Riddick) Star in Powerful Thriller Set and Filmed in New Zealand’s Scenic, Majestic Marlborough Sounds


Exclusive Premiere in U.S., Canada and UK on Acorn TV on Thursday, September 3 with Two Episodes, Followed by Weekly Episodes Through October 12

Silver Spring, MD (July 31, 2020): Set against the spectacular backdrop of one of New Zealand’s greatest hidden secrets — the remote, idyllic Marlborough Sounds in the South Island, Acorn TV’s latest twisty psychological thriller is the riveting story of a missing person and a blissful marriage turned upside down in a sleepy town where nothing is quite what it seems. Grieving wives, cheating husbands, epic embezzlement, and historic crime all collide to weave a complicated web stretching through the Sounds’ hidden valleys and deep waters. Starring award-winning actors Rachelle Lefevre (Proven Innocent, Under the Dome, White House Down) and Matt Whelan (Narcos, The Luminaries, Go Girls), the Acorn TV Original series THE SOUNDS exclusively premieres on Thursday, September 3 on Acorn TV with two episodes, followed by a weekly episode to premiere every Monday from September 7 through October 12. The series is created and written by international bestselling novelist, Sarah-Kate Lynch (Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, The House of Daughters, Finding Tom Connor.)

In this fascinating eight-part New Zealand drama, Maggie (Lefevre) and Tom Cabbott (Whelan) are a seemingly-happy, successful Canadian couple who move to the other side of the world: the quiet harborside town of Pelorus. There they will pursue a new life path to escape the oppressive influence of Tom’s wealthy, overbearing father. Tom has started his own business venture – a salmon fishery that will hopefully reinvigorate the town’s struggling local economy, and from there, they plan to start a family. After 20 years of marriage, they are eager for a fresh start on their own.

As the series opens, Maggie is excited to reunite with Tom in Pelorus, where he had been laying down the groundwork for the new fishery. The town locals were initially suspicious of his motives since he’s an outsider, but now most of them feel he can help them. At the party to celebrate the deal, Maggie gets worried upon learning that promised loose ends have not been tied up. The very next morning, Maggie goes out swimming and Tom goes kayaking, but hours later, he fails to return. The search for Tom spearheaded by local cop Jack McGregor (Matt Nable, Arrow, Mr. Inbetween, Riddick), proves fruitless, but reveals disturbing secrets about her spouse and brings long-buried wounds to the surface. Traumatized by Tom’s disappearance, Maggie realizes that she did not know her husband as well as she thought she did. As she struggles to navigate the escalating events, it becomes clear that in this small, seemingly close-knit community, nothing and no one are as they appear. As it turns out, she and Tom chose the wrong town for their happy ending.

Filmed on location in and around the greater Auckland and Northland areas of New Zealand, The Sounds co-stars Peter Elliott (Tarzan), Emily Piggford (The Girlfriend Experience), Vanessa Rare (Last Man Standing) and Anne-Maree Thomas (The Brokenwood Mysteries).

The Sounds is a co-production between South Pacific Pictures, Acorn Media Enterprises and Shaftesbury for Acorn TV and Sky TV, New Zealand and CBC, Canada.

U.S. Premiere: Thursday, September 3 (with new episodes through Monday, October 12) Eps: 8 (46 mins. each)

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television with over 1 million paid subscribers in the U.S and Canada. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter @AcornTV