Celebrated Play-by-Play Announcer Jason Benetti Joins FOX Sports

Celebrated Play-by-Play Announcer Jason Benetti Joins FOX Sports
Benetti will contribute to the network’s live sports slate beginning with college football this fall.
[via press release from FOX Sports]

LOS ANGELES – Celebrated play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti joins FOX Sports in 2022, contributing to the network’s live sports slate beginning with college football this fall. Today’s announcement was made by Brad Zager, President of Production/Operations and Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

“Jason is a top-tier broadcaster that elevates every production he joins,” said Zager. “His reputation precedes him, and we are excited to add his passion for sports and broadcasting to our lineup starting this fall.”

Benetti has served as a play-by-play announcer for some of the industry’s biggest events, spanning multiple sports from college football and basketball to Major League Baseball and Olympic baseball contests.

“I am simply ecstatic to join FOX Sports,” said Benetti. “The company has a reputation for first-class live sports coverage and first-class people behind that coverage. I’m honored to be a part of that team.”

Since 2016, Benetti has served as the voice of the Chicago White Sox, and this season he was named the voice of NBC Sports’ MLB Sunday afternoon package. He also provided play-by-play for the network’s Olympic baseball coverage during the 2020 Summer Games.

He spent the past eleven years calling events for ESPN’s family of networks, including college football, MLB, college basketball, NFL and NBA games. He has also broadcast select television games for the Chicago Bulls, as well as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Westwood One Radio.

Benetti began honing his broadcasting chops early on, calling football games for his high school radio station. He continued with play-by-play duties throughout his time in college and law school, ultimately holding roles with several regional broadcast networks, including Westwood One, Time Warner Cable Sports, the BIG EAST Conference and the Syracuse Chiefs.

The Illinois native graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism, economics and psychology. He went on to earn his J.D. at Wake Forest School of Law in 2011.


Netflix Signs Brutus Pink to Multi-Year Extension

Netflix Signs Brutus Pink to Multi-Year Extension
The acclaimed animation production company, from Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, is behind the award-winning adult animated series “Big Mouth” and “Human Resources.”
[via press release from Netflix]

Acclaimed Production Company Behind Hit, Emmy-Nominated Big Mouth Franchise to Develop New Animated Projects for Netflix

Hollywood, Calif. – July 28, 2022 – Netflix today announced a three-year renewal of its content deal with Brutus Pink, the acclaimed animation production company from Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, the creative team behind the award-winning adult animated series, Big Mouth, and Human Resources.

The pact, which now runs through 2026, will include Brutus Pink developing and producing new animated projects for Netflix.

“Brutus Pink is thrilled to be continuing at Netflix, which has been our creative home for seven years,” says Levin. “We’re hopeful this means we get to keep the ‘Con Air’ DVD that’s been sitting on Nick’s coffee table in a red envelope since 2006.”

Big Mouth is the fan beloved, critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated adult animated comedy about the glorious nightmare that is puberty. Inspired by Kroll and Goldberg’s childhood, it follows a group of friends and their hormone monsters as they navigate adolescence, human sexuality, and coming of age. Season six returns this Fall. Season five reached Netflix’s Top 10 in 25 countries. Human Resources, a spinoff of Big Mouth, launches its second season next year. Season one reached Netflix’s Top 10 in 15 countries.

“Since signing our first deal with Brutus Pink, Big Mouth has grown from a fan favorite to one of the most beloved animated franchises across the globe,” said John Derderian, Vice President of Animated Series, Netflix. “We know we’re in excellent hands with the team at Brutus Pink and can’t wait to see them create the next generation of hit animated series.”

About Brutus Pink

In addition to Big Mouth, Brutus Pink will create a variety of animated projects in both film and television that are adult, funny and emotional.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Video: “I Just Killed My Dad” – Official Trailer – Netflix

Video: “I Just Killed My Dad” – Official Trailer – Netflix
Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family.
[via press release from Netflix]
I Just Killed My Dad | Official Trailer | Netflix

Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family.



· I Just Killed My Dad is a three-episode documentary series premiering globally on Netflix on August 9th.

· Directed by Skye Borgman. Borgman is also the director of the critically acclaimed Girl In The Picture, which spent 3 weeks on Netflix’s global Top 10 English Film list.

· Executive Produced by Nicole Sorrenti.

· Produced by Half Yard Productions


I Just Killed My Dad is an unprecedented documentary series, which tells the unbelievable, never-been-told-before true story of the Templet family. Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did it is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family. This three-episode documentary series explores the psyche of Anthony leading up to the events of June 3, 2019 and the journey of his mental and emotional aftermath.

Video: “Little Demon” Official Trailer

Video: “Little Demon” Official Trailer – Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito – FX
In “Little Demon,” it has been 13 years since being impregnated by Satan, and a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware.
[via press release from FX]
Little Demon Official Trailer | Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito | FX

From the co-creator of Rick and Morty comes the new animated comedy, FX’s Little Demon. Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER featuring Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito, and Danny DeVito, coming to FXX August 25. Stream on Hulu.

In FX’s Little Demon, an animated comedy featuring the voices of Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza, it has been 13 years since being impregnated by Satan, and a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware. However, the two are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.

All-Star Cast Announced on Disney+ Australian Original “The Clearing”

All-Star Cast Announced on Disney+ Australian Original “The Clearing” as Cameras Roll in Victoria
Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce lead the stellar cast in the series, based on J.P. Pomare’s novel.
[via press release from Disney+]
All-star cast announced on Disney+ Australian Original ‘The Clearing’ as cameras roll in Victoria

Teresa Palmer, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce lead the stellar cast in this Disney+ Original Series “The Clearing” inspired by real-life Australian cult The Family

The Walt Disney Company has today announced that principal photography has begun in Victoria on the Disney+ Australian event series “The Clearing”.

Produced by Wooden Horse, the series is based on J.P. Pomare’s novel In the Clearing and is inspired by the real-life Australian cult The Family and its founder Anne Hamilton-Byrne, one of the rare female cult leaders in history. In the eight-part psychological thriller, a woman is forced to confront the nightmares of her past to stop a secret cult intent on gathering children to fulfill its master plan.

Teresa Palmer (Discovery of Witches,), Miranda Otto (The Unusual Suspects, Homeland) and Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, Mare of Easttown) lead a stellar line-up of Australian talent including Hazem Shammas (Safe Harbour), Mark Coles-Smith (Mystery Road). They are joined by newly announced cast Kate Mulvany (The Twelve), Xavier Samuel (Elvis), Claudia Karvan (Bump), Anna Lise Phillips (Irreverent, Fires), Harry Greenwood (Wakefield, The Nightingale) Erroll Shand (The Luminaries), Doris Younane (Five Bedrooms), Miah Madden (Dive Club), Julia Savage (Blaze, Mr Inbetween), Gary Sweet, (Wentworth), Alicia Gardiner (Offspring, Deadloch), Matt Okine (The Other Guy) and Jeremy Blewitt (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart) alongside Lily La Torre (Run Rabbit Run), and Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi (Neighbours).

Directed by Jeffrey Walker (Young Rock, Lambs of God) and Gracie Otto (Seriously Red, Bump, Deadloch), the series is created and written by Elise McCredie (Stateless) and Matt Cameron (Jack Irish), with co-writer Osamah Sami (Ali’s Wedding).

“The Clearing” is produced by Wooden Horse’s Jude Troy (The Other Guy 1 & 2), with Wooden Horse’s Richard Finlayson and Egeria’s Elizabeth Bradley serving as executive producers alongside Jeffrey Walker, Jude Troy, Elise McCredie and Matt Cameron.

Today in TV History 7/30

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Today in
Television History

1889 – Vladimir Zworykin, called the “Father of Television” was born in Russia. He invented the iconoscope.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1966 – The Syndicate of Sound “Little Girl” and “Rumors” on “American Bandstand.”

1977 – Stephen Bishop performed “On and On” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – James Brown performed “Bring It On” on “American Bandstand.”



Monday, August 1 – Jimmy Fallon, Keke Palmer, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Angie Banicki, Chef Seamus Mullen

Tuesday, August 2 – Brad Pitt, Joey King, Erica Domesek, “The Bachelorettes” Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia

Wednesday, August 3 – Marcus Scribner

Thursday, August 4 – Tisha Campbell, Tieghan Gerard

Friday, August 5 – Sarah Drew


First Ever Two-Time Winner Awarded $200,000, Highest Cash Prize in Show’s Herstory

July 29, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced that Jinkx Monsoon was crowned the winner of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS season seven and awarded a cash prize of $200,000, along with the title “Queen of All Queens,” after battling it out in the LaLaPaRUza lip-sync smackdown against runner-up Monét X Change.Additionally, Raja was crowned the “Queen of She Done Already Done Had Herses” after competing in a second lip-sync smackdown, and awarded a cash prize of $50,000.

“After watching this season of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 7, the winner is … the viewers,” said six-time Emmy® Award-winning host and executive producer RuPaul. “To all of the winning queens that came back to slay, thank you for giving us the best drag show that the world has ever seen. Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck and Yvie Oddly – your names will be forever synonymous with grace and excellence. Your contribution to queer people everywhere can never be fully repaid, but I hope you feel the love that flows from our hearts to yours. I am proud to know each of you, and am beyond grateful that the future of drag rests in your capable and fiercely manicured hands.”

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS season seven featured, for the first time ever, a cast of all winners returning to compete for the ultimate title, “Queen of All Queens,” and the largest cash prize in “Drag Race” herstory, $200,000. The eight legendary former winners (Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja Gemini, Shea Couleé, Trinity the Tuck, Yvie Oddly and The Vivienne) took the show to new heights with groundbreaking lewks, show-stopping challenge performances and unforgettable lip-syncs. Celebrity guest judges this season included Cameron Diaz, Daphne Guinness, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Nikki Glaser, Tove Lo, Betsey Johnson, Janicza Bravo, Ben Platt, Ronan Farrow and Hannah Einbinder, with special appearances by Naomi Campbell, Vanna White and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Fans can catch up on the full action-packed seasons of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED, both streaming exclusively on Paramount+.

Additionally, the second season of “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” will premiere Friday, August 12 (8:00 PM, ET/PT) on VH1. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, nine celebrities from all walks of life will leave their famous identities behind as they fully embrace the miracle of drag. It will be kept secret who each contestant is until they are asked to sashay away. Each week, the celebrities will undergo complete drag transformations and compete in the ultimate lip-sync showdown based on a new category until one of them is crowned “America’s Next Celeb Drag Superstar” and awarded $100,000 for their favorite charity. The contestants will be mentored by “Queen Supremes” Brooke Lynn Heights, Jujubee and Monét X Change. Additional “Drag Race” legends set to make special appearances this season include Eureka, Gottmik, Katya, Morgan McMichaels, Silky Nutmeg Ganache and Violet Chachki. RuPaul returns as host alongside resident judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.

Join the conversation by using #DragRace and #AllStars7 and follow the official accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: UNTUCKED is produced by VH1 and World of Wonder.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About MTV Entertainment

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.

About World of Wonder

World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 24 Emmys, inspiring Oscar-winning performances, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and DragCon.

WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like “Million Dollar Listing.” Their film division, WOW Docs, produces groundbreaking documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events.

Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. Most recently, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.



CBS MORNINGS is taking a look at the artists who have stood the test of time in our new series titled “Mornings Mixtape.” Launching Monday, August 1 (8:00 AM, ET), CBS MORNINGS will have conversations with musical artists about their industry breakthroughs and what they’re up to today. Featured artists include LeAnn Rimes (Monday, August 1), Hanson (Monday, August 8), Ashanti, The Temptations and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.

Watch Preview Here: https://bit.ly/3OHT1bl

Apple TV+ reveals trailer for “Lucy’s School”

Apple TV+ reveals trailer for “Lucy’s School,” the all-new Peanuts special celebrating educators

An original special plus all-new episodes of the beloved Apple Original “The Snoopy Show” season two premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 12

Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer for “Lucy’s School,” a new original special celebrating educators based on the classic “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, premiering Friday, August 12.

The Peanuts gang are anxious about starting at a new school in the Fall, inspiring Lucy to start her own school instead, but teaching isn’t as easy as it sounds. “Lucy’s School” is a love letter to teachers, and an appreciation of the impact a teacher can have on a child. It explores the fear of change, and shows how Lucy, supported by her friends, faces and overcomes her own fears.

Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the special is directed by Raymond S. Persi (“It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown”), written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano, who also executive produce alongside Paige Braddock, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Amir Nasrabadi and Anne Loi, and is produced by James Brown and Timothy Jason Smith.

Also coming to Apple TV+ on Friday, August 12 through its partnership with WildBrain are new episodes of the beloved Apple Original, “The Snoopy Show” season two.

The award-winning slate of original films and series for kids and families on Apple TV+ also includes the recently premiered critically-acclaimed “El Deafo,” “Best Foot Forward,” “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Pinecone and the Pony,” “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company; “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero; “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment; “Get Rolling with Otis” and “Puppy Place”; Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers”; Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater”; new series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including “Snoopy in Space” season two, “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” and “For Auld Lang Syne”; and “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have earned 250 wins and 1,115 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.* For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and see the full list of supported devices.