Today in TV History 6/26





Sunday, June 26, 2022

Today in
Television History

1959 – CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Lee Remick. It was his 500th and final guest on “Person to Person.”

1975 – Paul McCartney’s theme for ITV’s “Crossroads” aired for the first time.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1961 – The Marcels performed “Blue Moon” on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – Paul and Paula performed “Our First Quarrel” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Steve Alaimo performed “Real Live Girl” and “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Beau Brummels performed “You Tell Me Why” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – The Manhattans performed “Kiss and Say Goodbye” on “American Bandstand.”

1982 – Haircut 100 performed “Love Plus One” on “American Bandstand.”



Fox Primetime Schedule Week of 7/3-7/9





FOX SPORTS / 7:00PM
Airdate: 7/3
FOX Sports continues its coverage of USFL FOOTBALL with the USFL CHAMPIONSHIP. The USFL CHAMPIONSHIP airs LIVE from Canton, OH, Sunday, July 3 (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (FSP-2302) (n/a)

DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! / 8:00PM
Episode 109 “Why Are You Keeping This Hidden?!?”
Airdate: 7/4
Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Niecy Nash, the all-new revival of the popular game show challenges contestants’ musical memory, as they get one song closer to winning $1 million if they DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! Contestants will choose songs from different genres, decades and musical artists. Then they’ll take center stage to sing alongside the studio band as the lyrics are projected on screen – but when the music stops and the words disappear, will the contestants belt out the correct missing lyrics, or freeze under pressure? If they sing nine songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and will attempt to sing the final missing lyrics for the top prize of $1 million. A musical theater enthusiast from Brooklyn, NY, and a southern belle and mother of four from Albany, GA, compete for the million dollar prize in the “Why Are You Keeping This Hidden?!?” episode of DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! airing Monday, July 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DFL-109) (TV-PG D,L)

BEAT SHAZAM / 9:00PM
Episode 501 “Friends, Family And Trash!”
Airdate: 7/4
Hosted by Jamie Foxx, BEAT SHAZAM is the unique and interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock and each other, as they try to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the popular song identification app, for the chance to win up to one million dollars. Teams of best friends, a brother & sister and sanitation executives compete for the million-dollar prize in an encore of the “Friends, Family and Trash!” season premiere episode of BEAT SHAZAM airing Monday, July 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BSH-501) (TV-PG D,L)

CRIME SCENE KITCHEN / 8:00PM
Episode 106 “Red, White And Clue”
Airdate: 7/5
Aarón Sánchez Guest-Judges

The bakers head back into the kitchen to take on a new delicious challenge. The best dessert detectives will continue on in the competition and the duo that falls short will head home in the “Red, White and Clue” episode of CRIME SCENE KITCHEN airing Tuesday, July 5 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (CSK-106) (TV-14 L)

FANTASY ISLAND / 9:01PM
Episode 101 “Hungry Christine/Mel Loves Ruby”
Airdate: 7/5
Bellamy Young (“Prodigal Son”) Guest-Stars

A modern drama series, FANTASY ISLAND takes place at a luxury resort, where any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. Elena Roarke is a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke and the steward of this mysterious island. Pilot Javier is the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades. In the series opener, Roarke welcomes a local morning show host, Christine Collins, who has a simple fantasy: she wants to eat. And eat. And eat. But when Christine gets to Fantasy Island, she’ll realize that she’s hungry for much more than food. Roarke’s other guests include Ruby Akuda, who is afflicted with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life in the “Hungry Christine/Mel Loves Ruby” time period premiere encore episode of FANTASY ISLAND airing Tuesday, July 5 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FAN-101) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

MASTERCHEF / 8:00PM
Episode 1204 “Dish That Sent You Home”
Airdate: 7/6
In the first elimination round of the season, all 20 chefs must cook something inspired by the dish that originally sent them home. The chef that recreates their elimination dish in the most elevated, refined and skillful way will win immunity in the “Dish That Sent You Home” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, July 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MCH-1204) (TV-14 L)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE / 9:00PM
Episode 1702 “Auditions Show 2”
Airdate: 7/6
The second round of auditions begins on the hit dance competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, as highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Those who are selected to move on to the SYTYCD studio will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week in a variety of styles, with brand-new twists and turns introduced into the competition. The series will be judged by a dynamic new judging panel – welcoming home Stephen “tWitch” Boss, alongside Emmy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-nominated artist Matthew Morrison and dancer, singer and digital sensation JoJo Siwa. The season also features returning host Cat Deeley. See which dancers have what it takes in the “Auditions Show 2” episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Wednesday, July 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DAN-1702) (TV-14 D, L)

MASTERCHEF / 8:00PM
Episode 1205 “Winners Mystery Box – Spirit Of Vegas”
Airdate: 7/7
This week, the chefs face their first mystery box challenge of the season. Season Seven winner, Vegas restaurant owner and cocktail connoisseur Shaun O’Neale returns to the MASTERCHEF kitchen to dish out the challenge. The chefs have 60 minutes to cook three identical dishes using the spirits they receive in their mystery box. On the line are immunity or elimination, as the chefs compete to create a dish with their respective spirits in the star in the “Winners Mystery Box – Spirit of Vegas” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, July 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (MCH-1205) (TV-14 L)

DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! / 9:00PM
Episode 110 “I Just Want To Be Sure That You Are Sure…”
Airdate: 7/7
Hosted by Emmy Award nominee Niecy Nash, the all-new revival of the popular game show challenges contestants’ musical memory, as they get one song closer to winning $1 million if they DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! Contestants will choose songs from different genres, decades and musical artists. Then they’ll take center stage to sing alongside the studio band as the lyrics are projected on screen – but when the music stops and the words disappear, will the contestants belt out the correct missing lyrics, or freeze under pressure? If they sing nine songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and will attempt to sing the final missing lyrics for the top prize of $1 million. A returning contestant faces two life-changing decisions, and a baker finds that remembering lyrics is NOT a piece of cake in the “I Just Want To Be Sure That You Are Sure…” episode of DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! airing Thursday, July 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (DFL-110) (TV-PG D,L)

FOX SPORTS / 8:00PM
“WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN”
Airdate: 7/8
A unique combination of edge-of-your-seat action, unpredictable drama and world-class athleticism, FOX Sports presents WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN airing Friday, July 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (WWE-2427) (TV-PG D, L, S, V)

FOX SPORTS / 7:00PM
Airdate: 7/9
FOX MLB continues its regionalized baseball broadcasts with two exciting matchups, including two NL West foes, and baseball’s most storied rivalry, airing Saturday, July 9 (7:00 PM-CC ET live/4:00 PM-CC PT live) on FOX. (FSP-2303)(n/a)

NAME THAT TUNE / 11:00PM
Episode 204 “Country Divas And Spicy Stars Of The Stage”
Airdate: 7/9
Cassadee Pope vs. Jana Kramer and Mel B. vs. Tituss Burgess

Beloved one-hour musical game show NAME THAT TUNE is back for Season Two and is bigger than ever! This season features celebrity singers, actors, Olympians and NFL champions, all playing for their favorite charities. Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski hosts, and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson serves as band leader. Singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope, plays for Creative Waves Foundation vs. singer/actress Jana Kramer, playing for Safe Horizon; and actor/singer Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), plays for Broadway Dreams vs. Spice Girl and singer/actress Mel B., playing for Women’s Aid. Each one-hour episode of NAME THAT TUNE is comprised of two stand-alone half-hour contests, each pitting two players against each other, as they race against the clock to test their knowledge of songs, performed by the live band. Each contest features a rotating variety of games from the original format, before the iconic Bid-a-Note round. The player with the most money at the end of Bid-a-Note wins the game and takes his or her bank into the final Golden Medley round, for a chance to win additional cash and potentially the $100,000 grand prize in the “Country Divas and Spicy Stars of The Stage” episode of NAME THAT TUNE airing Saturday, July 9 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. (NTU-204) (TV-PG D, L)



VIDEO: Clips from Last Night’s Episode of TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee





VIDEO: Clips from Last Night’s Episode of TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Episode 7218 Description:
Sam, sick at home with Covid, dives into the latest on Roe, heads to Yellowstone to investigate a loophole that would allow for distribution of abortion medication on Federal land, and looks at how glitter is ruining everything.

Sam On Roe…with Covid
Sam may have COVID, but the upcoming Roe v. Wade decision is too important not to discuss.

Abortions on Federal Lands
Sam heads to Yellowstone to talk with a legal expert who may have found a loophole, a literal plan B, that would allow doctors to distribute abortion medication on federal enclaves.

Glitter is Killing What’s Left of Earth’s Sparkle
It’s just not fun any more.

Is Samantha Ever Leaving Paris?
With America in crisis, Sam makes a travel decision she’ll totally regret.




Today in TV History 6/25





Saturday, June 25, 2022

Today in
Television History

1951 – The first commercial color TV program was a show presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The public did not own color TV’s at the time.

1985 – ABC’s “Monday Night Football” began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.

1993 – “Late Night” with David Letterman aired for the last time on NBC.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1962 – Jerry Butler performed “Make It Easy on Yourself” on “American Bandstand.”

1966 – Neil Diamond performed “Solitary Man” on “American Bandstand.”

1977 – Dave Mason performed “So High” on “American Bandstand.”

1977 – Starbuck performed “Everybody Be Dancin'” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Dave Edmunds performed “Slipping Away” and “Information” on “American Bandstand.”



Breeders | Season 3, Episode 9 Trailer – No More Part One | FX





Breeders | Season 3, Episode 9 Trailer – No More Part One | FX

DESCRIPTION: Jim and Jackie are both struggling under their new circumstances. Luke has to choose between Jacob and Ruby. At Alex’s 65th birthday party, Ally meets someone who makes her see Paul in a new light. Watch new episodes of #BreedersFX Mondays on FX. Stream on Hulu.





‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ June 27–July 1





Joey King, Simu Liu, Paris Hilton, Taron Egerton With Guest Host Chelsea Handler on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ June 27–July 1
ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning late-night talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.

The following episodes are scheduled to air the week of June 27-July 1 (subject to change):

Monday, June 27 – Guest Host Chelsea Handler
1. Joey King (“The Princess”) 2. Megan Stalter (“Hacks”) 3. Musical Guest anees

Tuesday, June 28 – Guest Host Chelsea Handler
1 Simu Liu (“We Were Dreamers”) 2. Jo Koy (“Easter Sunday”) 3. Musical Guest Jelly Roll

Wednesday, June 29 – Guest Host Chelsea Handler
1. Paris Hilton 2. Matteo Lane 3. Musical Guests Aespa

Thursday, June 30 – Guest Host Chelsea Handler
1. Taron Egerton (“Black Bird”) 2. Kelsea Ballerini 3. Musical Guest Kelsea Ballerini

Friday, July 1
TBD



Celebrity Family Feud 7/10 (Season Premiere) on ABC





Celebrity Family Feud: SEASON PREMIERE – Abbott Elementary vs. Hacks and Kal Penn vs. Erika Christensen (7/10)
“Abbott Elementary vs. Hacks and Kal Penn vs. Erika Christensen” – Hosted by Steve Harvey, the eighth season of “Celebrity Family Feud” kicks off with the cast from ABC’s breakout hit show “Abbott Elementary” playing against the cast of “Hacks,” led by Emmy® Award-winning actress Jean Smart, where they compete to win money for their respective charities. In the next game, actor Kal Penn goes head-to-head with actor Erika Christensen to see who comes out on top in the hilarious season premiere episode, SUNDAY, JULY 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

The celebrity teams trying to guess what the “survey said” are the following:

Team “Abbott Elementary,” playing for DonorsChoose:

Quinta Brunson
Lisa Ann Walter
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Ms. Joyce Abbott
Tyler James Williams
VERSUS

Team “Hacks,” playing for Feeding America:

Jean Smart
Christopher McDonald
Poppy Liu
Mark Indelicato
Rose Abdoo
GAME 2

Team Kal Penn, playing for Baby2Baby:

Kal Penn
Brandy Wright – sister-in-law
John Nicholas Wright – brother-in-law
Kripa Bhagat – cousin
Christina Freeman Modi – sister-in-law
VERSUS

Team Erika Christensen, playing for The Cameron Heyward Foundation:

Erika Christensen
Cole Maness – husband
Kim Hendricks – aunt
Dane Christensen – brother
Monet Hendricks – cousin



Highlights for ABC News’ ‘GMA3: What You Need To Know,’ June 27 – July 1





Highlights for ABC News’ ‘GMA3: What You Need To Know,’ June 27 – July 1
The following report highlights the programming of ABC’s “GMA3: What You Need to Know” during the week of June 27 – July 1. “GMA3: What You Need to Know” is a one-hour program co-anchored by Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes; with Dr. Jennifer Ashton as chief medical correspondent. The news program airs weekdays at 1:00 p.m. EDT | 12:00 p.m. CDT on ABC, and 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EDT on ABC News Live.

Highlights of the week include the following:

Monday, June 27 — Planned Parenthood Federation of America CEO and President Alexis McGill Johnson; Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD) (“Not My First Rodeo”); Money Monday with REAL SIMPLE Editor-in-Chief Lauren Iannotti; actress Tessa Thompson (“Thor”)

Tuesday, June 28 — Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); co-authors Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett (“Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective”); chef Jamika Pessoa; actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (“The Terminal List”)

Wednesday, June 29 — Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA); a performance by Jimmie Allen; genetic genealogist Allison Peacock on how she helped solve the “Baby Holly” cold case; Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson

Thursday, June 30 — Special edition of “GMA3” from New Orleans for ESSENCE Fest; New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell; ESSENCE beauty and fashion editor Blake Newby; executive producer Marsai Martin (“Saturdays”)

Friday, July 1 – wrap show “GMA3” favorite surprises



Highlights for ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America,’ June 27 – July 2





Highlights for ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America,’ June 27 – July 2
The following report highlights the programming of ABC’s “Good Morning America” during the week of June 27 – July 2. “Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan; and Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT) on ABC.

Highlights of the week include the following:

Monday, June 27 — Actor and comedian Martin Lawrence (“Martin: The Reunion”); actress Tessa Thompson (“Thor”); author Don Dahler (“Fearless”)

Tuesday, June 28 — Co-authors Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett (“Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective”); GMA July Book Club pick revealed; NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski and wife Paige Keselowski; a performance by Brett Eldredge

Wednesday, June 29 — Good Housekeeping style editor Lori Bergamotto; Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (“The Sessions: Draymond Green”); a performance by Jimmie Allen

Thursday, June 30 — A performance by Giveon; Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson

Friday, July 1 — Potty training consultant Allison Jandu; actors and producers Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez (“Only Murders in the Building”); author Zibby Owens (“Bookends”)

Saturday, July 2 — Trend expert Tara Lewis with top summer foodie cities; Binge This! with PEOPLE executive editor Jeremy Helligar



‘GMA3: What You Need To Know’ Heads to New Orleans





‘GMA3: What You Need To Know’ Heads to New Orleans
Co-Anchors T.J. Holmes, Amy Robach Head to the Big Easy with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton to Celebrate ESSENCE Fest

To kick off this year’s ESSENCE Festival of Culture™ presented by Coca-Cola®, ABC News’ “GMA3: What You Need to Know” co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes and ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton will host a special broadcast originating from the heart of New Orleans at Brennan’s in the French Quarter.

On Thursday, June 30, the “GMA3” team will be live from “The Big Easy” to kick off the festival, which ends on Sunday, July 3. Drawing more than 500,000 attendees annually over the holiday weekend, ESSENCE Fest is one of the largest festivals in the country.

As DJ D-Nice spins throughout the show, Robach, Holmes and Dr. Ashton will interview actress Marsai Martin and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and look at the hottest fashion trends to expect at this year’s festival with ESSENCE beauty and fashion editor Blake Newby. The show will also give viewers a look back at the history and beginnings of ESSENCE Fest and detail how it became the massive celebration of Black culture it is today with ESSENCE CEO Caroline Wanga.

“GMA3” executive producer Catherine McKenzie said, “After these last few years, as cities are opening their doors to embrace tourists, we are excited to take the show on the road and capture the joy throughout ESSENCE Fest and New Orleans. We hope this coverage will shine a light on this important celebration and help grow appreciation for the amazing contributions of Black culture to American society.”

“As the nation’s largest festival by per day attendance, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture is the crown jewel of celebrating Blackness, which fuels commerce, capital, and capacity that garners true economic impact for our global community,” said Wanga. “We are excited to return to New Orleans live and thrilled that there are options for virtual participation, that our full diasporic family, through our unapologetic “It’s The Black Joy for Me” manifesto, is happy to share with GMA3.”

In addition, this year, The Walt Disney Company is the exclusive entertainment sponsor for ESSENCE Fest, bringing talent, exclusive screenings and experiences from across the Company’s iconic brands and touchpoints, including ABC, ABC News, Disney Branded Television, Disney Cruise Line, Disney+, Disney Studios Content, Disney Television Studios, Disneyland Resort, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Hulu, Marvel Studios, National Geographic, Onyx Collective, Pixar and Walt Disney World Resort. Specific programming, experiences and talent appearances will be announced next week. For more information about Essence Fest, click here.

Follow “GMA3” and the journey to ESSENCE Fest on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. For more information, attendees can download the ESSENCE app or join virtually on Essencefestival.com.

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