ALF on Freevee

Watch ALF 24/7 on Freevee!

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WATCH ALF 24/7

Everyone’s favorite cat-eating alien now has his own new FAST channel on Amazon Freevee!

Check out a sneak peek of ALF on

Amazon Freevee HERE

All 102 episodes of the classic ’80s live-action series ALF are now streaming exclusively on Shout! Factory TV and are available on their own FAST (free ad-supported streaming TV) channel on Amazon Freevee. 26 episodes of ALF: The Animated Series and 21 episodes of the animated series ALF Tales will also be coming soon.

The FAST channel is dedicated specifically to ALF content and will only be available on Amazon Freevee upon launch. The collaboration is part of a growing relationship between Shout! Factory TV and Amazon Freevee, which has included The Carol Burnett Show, Johnny Carson TV, and the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Channel, and will expand with future content when the Shout! Factory TV Channel is added.

Amazon Freevee is a streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and FAST channels, available anytime, for free. The free streaming service is available as an app on Fire TV, mobile devices and several third party devices, as well as a Channel within Prime Video.

In addition to classic ALF programs, the FAST channel will also contain new content featuring ALF himself and other special guests, as well as curated programming events such as marathons and viewing parties.

Earlier this year, Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Alien Productions announced a landmark distribution alliance to bring the iconic and fan-favorite ALF television library to digital entertainment platforms in the U.S. The new ALF FAST channel on Amazon Freevee is the latest addition to the growing list of platforms where fans can find the beloved sitcom.

ALF is now available to purchase on Amazon by episodes or seasons.

It is also available to stream here:

 

  • Shout! Factory TV App
  • Amazon Channels
  • Amazon Freevee
  • The Roku Channel
  • Roku Premium Subscription
  • Sling TV
  • STIRR
  • Tubi
  • Crackle
  • Youtube Movies & Shows
  • Peacock
  • Pluto TV
  • Redbox
ABOUT ALF

ALF follows the adventures of Gordon Shumway, a furry, wise-cracking alien from the planet Melmac who crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. The Tanners offer him a home and give him the nickname ALF, short for “Alien Life Form.” Created by Tom Patchett (The Carol Burnett Show) and Paul Fusco (also the puppeteer for ALF), the half-hour sitcom rose to popularity in the late 1980s cementing itself in the pop culture zeitgeist.

 

ABOUT SHOUT! FACTORY TV

Shout! Factory TV™ is a digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favorites to pop culture fans. Shout! Factory TV offers an unrivaled blend of original programming and TV shows and movies curated from major studios, independent producers and its own distinctive entertainment library. The Shout! Factory TV family of channels also includes Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Carol Burnett Show, Johnny Carson TV and TokuSHOUTsu™, with more to come soon. Shout! Factory TV provides an immersive, high-quality viewing experience across a wide variety of platforms: online at ShoutFactoryTV.com, on smartphone devices, tablets and connected TV, and via apps on the Roku player, Android, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Shout! Factory TV channels are also available as branded channels on Amazon Prime Channels, Crackle, Freevee, LocalNow, Plex, Pluto TV, Redbox, The Roku Channel, Roku Premium Subscriptions, Samsung TV Plus, Sling TV, STIRR, STRUUM, Theta TV, Tubi, Twitch, Vizio and XUMO, with more to come. For more information, please visit ShoutFactoryTV.com.

 

Shout! Factory TV is available on a variety of platforms, live and on-demand, and ad-supported free or subscription with no ads.

A full list of platforms is available below, or you can visit www.shoutfactorytv.com.

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Life After Lockup 7/29 on WE tv

NEW SEASON OF ‘LIFE AFTER LOCKUP’ PREMIERES FRIDAY, JULY 29 AT 9PM ET / 8PM CT ON WE tv

NEW SEASON OF ‘LIFE AFTER LOCKUP’ PREMIERES

FRIDAY, JULY 29 AT 9PM ET / 8PM CT ON WE tv

 

VIEW ALL-NEW SUPERTEASE HERE

 

New York, NY — June 27, 2022 – A brand new season of WE tv’s smash hit spinoff series “Life After Lockup” is back with twelve ninety-minute all-new episodes premiering on Friday, July 29 at 9pm ET / 8pm CT. Will these ex-cons feel imprisoned in their own relationships, or are these couples ready for a life sentence together?

Life After Lockup follows nine former inmates and their significant others from the hit series Love After Lockup through their weird and wild journey to survive the real world. This season’s new couples face travel limitations and restrictions on consorting with old connections, temptations of alcohol and drugs. Returning couples deal with the growing pains of adjusting to love, family and marriage while juggling the emotional challenges of life on the outside. Will they stay together and stay out of prison?

NEW TO “LIFE AFTER LOCKUP”

Tayler & Chance (Elsberry, MO)

Tayler must reveal her engagement to twin sister and roommate Bobbie, who cannot stand Chance. While Chance finally builds Bobbie a garage bedroom and promptly moves her in, Bobbie feels it is all a ploy to get rid of her. Chance has been in and out of prison his entire adult life but can the future he is planning with Tayler and the girls keep him out of prison for good?

 

Chazz & Branwin (La Grange, KY/Portland, OR))

These newlyweds face their first challenge immediately– distance. Branwin’s parole restrictions require her to stay in Portland, and Chazz has a job he takes very seriously back in La Grange, KY. Once they’re able to be together, Chazz’s sister struggles to accept their relationship, and Branwin’s daughter and friends think Chazz and the move are a bad idea. Meanwhile, Branwin’s bad-boy ex Aaron might also have something to say about this new marriage.

 

Kevin & Tiffany (Arlington,TX)

Kevin agrees to Tiffany’s wish to investigate a threesome, but Kevin’s playboy lifestyle is hard to ignore when Tiffany finds women’s underwear in his bedroom. Even as they struggle to find a lane for their love, Kayla, the woman who will not let Kevin go, stirs up the drama.

 

RETURNING TO “LIFE AFTER LOCKUP”

Shawn & Sara (Cincinnati, OH)

With Sara 5 months pregnant, the couple race to plan the wedding of their dreams. However, fresh out of prison, Destinie is looking to catch up with Shawn, and she has come prepared with a list– plus an amount for the money she believes Shawn owes her. If Destinie makes it to Ohio, how will she react when she learns Shawn is married to another former felon…with a baby?

 

Amber & Puppy (Douglasville, GA)

Puppy and fiancé Eric are back together after her jail stint and planning their wedding…but to everyone’s surprise, Eric is still legally married– and Puppy fears he’s still involved with his ex-wife. Amber catches baby fever after meeting a new man but is worried it may be too late for her.

 

Britney & Ray (Spring, TX)

Marriage could be on the horizon for the couple as Ray finally gets an engagement ring for Britney, but he must ask Britney’s parents for their blessing first. Unfortunately, Ray’s restitution looms large over their plans leaving Britany with questions and contemplating reaching out for a legal opinion. Will the couple make it down the aisle and ultimately start a family?

 

Marcelino & Brittany (Las Vegas, NV)

Brittany puts her prison past behind her and finds success as a realtor. Marcelino must take on even more of the childcare which causes a divide between the happy couple. Is the rift a repercussion of an adventurous night in the bedroom? Did their threesome with Brittany’s former cellmate, Amanda, light a fresh spark in their marriage or was the night of pleasure more trouble than it was worth?

 

Daonte & Lindsey (Newport News, VA/Corinth, MS)

We found out Daonte and Lindsey were dating on the special, “Love After Lockup: How to Date an Inmate.” Lindsey is released from prison without warning due to a Covid outbreak at her facility and Daonte goes to Mississippi the next day to finally meet his dream girl in person– though Daonte’s mom is not a fan of this new relationship. When Daonte arrives in Mississippi, Lindsey is living with a former friend and drug dealer, Blaine. Lindsey brushes off Daonte’s jealousy but his visit sets off alarms.

 

“Life After Lockup” is produced by Sharp Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television. Executive Producers are Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison, Sara Hayworth and Sophie Mallam. Lauren P. Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.

 

About SHARP Entertainment

“Sharp Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television, is one of the biggest creative powerhouses in unscripted television production today.  Led by producer Matt Sharp since 2003, Sharp is one of the industry’s leading production enterprises worldwide delivering thousands of hours of programming and unparalleled ratings achievement across multiple networks.  Sharp’s mega-hit franchise, TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé,” is a top-performer on all of cable along with spinoffs including “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After,” “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days,” and “90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way.” Sharp is also behind WE TV’s buzzy docu-series “Love After Lockup,” as well as top-rated “Man v. Food” for the Cooking Channel. Other notable Sharp series include “Extreme Couponing” for TLC, “Doomsday Preppers” for National Geographic, and the long-running hit “The Fabulous Life” for VH1, among many others.”

 

About WE tv:

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. Further building on this mission, current WE tv originals are now available to stream on WE tv’s sister platform, ALLBLK. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister networks include AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and streamers Acorn TV, ALLBLK, AMC+, Shudder and Sundance Now.

 

 

PBS Living shows this summer

Jacques Pépin and Julia Child Help Viewers Celebrate French Cuisine with Classic Programming Streaming on PBS Living this Summer

JACQUES PÉPIN AND JULIA CHILD HELP VIEWERS CELEBRATE FRENCH CUISINE WITH CLASSIC PROGRAMMING STREAMING ON
PBS LIVING THIS SUMMER

Essential Pépin,” “Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration”
and “Dishing with Julia Child” Among Foodie Favorites

Arlington, VA – June 27, 2022 – This July, if you’re a home chef who would rather cook a French meal inside rather than BBQing outdoors, PBS LIVING has you covered! Classic French cooking series being served up on the Channel this summer include “Essential Pépin,” where legendary chef Jacques Pépin demonstrates over 125 of his best recipes, and “Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration,” where Lidia BastianichRick Bayless and Ming Tsai honor the great chef as they prepare their favorite recipes with Jacques. Then, in “Dishing with Julia Child,” viewers join Jacques PépinMarcus SamuelssonJosé Andrés and many others influenced by Julia Child as they watch old episodes of “The French Chef” and share stories about the beloved cook.

The subscription rate for PBS LIVING is $2.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. PBS LIVING is also available on Apple TV Channels in the Apple TV app at a subscription rate of $2.99/month with no additional annual fees. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Essential Pépin

Premiere Date: July 1, 2022
Episodes: 26
Genre:  Cooking
From easy to elegant, “Essential Pépin” shares more than 125 recipes culled from Jacques Pépin’s legendary career. In the 26-episode series, Jacques demonstrates, with his usual ease and flair, dishes ranging from classical Escoffier Quenelles to Chicken with Tarragon Butter. Jacques cooks what he loves, including mouth-watering treats such as Basic French Fries, Soda Bread, homey Tomatoes Maison and Brioche. Desserts range from uncomplicated Quick Almond Plum Cake and fast Chocolate Truffettes to a perfect Apricot and Pistachio Soufflé. It’s no wonder Julia Child called Jacques “the best chef in America.”

Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Premiere Date: July 22, 2022
Episodes: 1
Genre:  Cooking
In celebration of Jacques Pépin’s 80th birthday, chefs Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless and Ming Tsai prepare their favorite recipes alongside Jacques and in front of a live audience.

Though the chefs bring their own recipes to prepare, Jacques is eager to lend a helping hand and to demonstrate his impeccable technique. During the preparations, they share candid conversations, memorable stories and anecdotes from their kitchen experiences, along with few nibbles and plenty of wine! The live audience joins in by sampling the dishes and sharing in the laughter – truly appreciating this once-in-a-lifetime experience of celebrating a culinary legend’s birthday.

Dishing with Julia Child

Premiere Date: Streaming Now
Episodes: 6
Genre:  Cooking
Julia Child was devoted to the art of French cuisine, and began her iconic television series, “The French Chef” in 1963, where she single-handedly taught a nation how to cook well, eat well and drink well. Now, some of today’s most renowned chefs and celebrities delight in six of the most-beloved episodes from her groundbreaking series, offering insightful, funny and personal comments in unabashed appreciation of the first lady of cooking.

The nine chefs featured in the series include Martha StewartJacques PépinÉric RipertMarcus Samuelsson, José AndrésRick BaylessCarla HallVivian Howard, and Sara Moulton. Bon appétit!

Other titles coming to PBS LIVING in July:
The Great Muslim American Road Trip – 7/5
America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston – 7/5
Expedition with Steve Backshall, Season 2 – 7/6

About PBS LIVING
PBS LIVING is a DTC-SVOD channel available on Prime Video and Apple TV Channels. PBS Living offers iconic public media lifestyle and how-to content all in one streaming destination. The channel features series such as ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FINDING YOUR ROOTS, and THE FRENCH CHEF, as well as new favorites like CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL’S MILK STREET and NO PASSPORT REQUIRED.

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About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers. 

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Abbott Elementary Stars, James, Walter & Ralph, Host TCA Awards, August 6

The Television Critics Association (TCA) is announcing the hosts for the organization’s 38th annual TCA Awards which will be held in-person August 6. “Abbott Elementary” stars Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter and Sheryl Lee Ralph are hosting the in person event.

 

THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2022 TCA AWARDS HOSTS

 

The TCA Enrolls ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ Stars Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Hosts of the 38TH Annual Event, which will Take Place In Person at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on August 6

 

LOS ANGELES – June 27, 2022 – The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced today the emcees for the 38TH Annual TCA Awards, which will be held in person for the first time in three years. School may be out for summer, but class is still in session at the Summer TCA Tour as ABC’s Abbott Elementary series standouts Janelle JamesLisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph take the stage for the highly-anticipated evening set to take place at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, on Saturday, August 6.

 

The event highlights the best programs and performances from the 2021-2022 television season, as voted on by the TCA’s membership of more than 200 professional journalists covering television. The TCA presents awards in 13 categories, honoring outstanding achievements in Drama; Comedy; Miniseries; Youth; News and Information; Reality; and Variety, Sketch or Talk Shows, among others.

 

James, Walter, and Ralph will open the night’s festivities before handing the reins over to the critics who will announce the event’s winners. Fueled by the trademark humor and personalities of its cast, Abbott Elementary has skyrocketed to success as one of the season’s biggest breakout hits—and the TCA Awards’ most-nominated program. Abbott Elementary leads all series with five nominations to its credit, including a pair of Individual Achievement In Comedy nods for series creator, producer, writer, and star Quinta Brunson, and scene-stealing comic Janelle James; as well as Outstanding New Program, Outstanding Achievement In Comedy, and Program Of The Year.

 

James, Walter, and Ralph join an impressive all-star roster of previous TCA Awards hosts, which includes Desus & Mero, Robin Thede, Kristin Chenoweth, Jaime Camil, James Corden, Terry Crews, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, the Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman, Key & Peele, and Bob Newhart.

 

“We are ecstatic to finally be able to gather in person again for this year’s TCA Awards, and we’re going all out with not one, but three talented hosts for the occasion,” said Melanie McFarland, TCA President and TV Critic for Salon. “Through Abbott Elementary, ABC has revitalized the concept of the must-see network comedy, reminding us of the hope shows like this provide in challenging times. With these multitalented co-stars Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, and the eternally captivating Sheryl Lee Ralph, we expect the TCA Awards on August 6 to be in a class by itself.”

 

Abbott Elementary stars Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard. Quinta Brunson serves as writer and executive producer alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker of Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Season two of Abbott Elementary debuts Wednesday, September 21 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT) on ABC.

 

ABOUT THE TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION

The Television Critics Association (TCA) represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada. The members reach tens of millions of consumers each week, and are considered experts within the industry, representing their employers as moderators, panelists, radio/TV guests and more. The prestigious organization honors outstanding achievements in television and enduring contributions to the medium’s heritage through the TCA Awards each year. This year’s TCA Awards are the organization’s 38TH anniversary. For additional information about the TCA, visit www.tvcritics.orgFacebook; and Twitter.

 

“The Orville” novella

Seth MacFarlane’s original novella set in world of “The Orville”

Orville: Sympathy For the Devil book cover

Seth MacFarlane’s original novella set in Season 3

Seth MacFarlane’s original novella, The Orville: Sympathy for the Devil, will be released digitally on July 19, 2022.

 

See Seth’s announcement here!

 

When Captain Ed Mercer and the crew of the U.S.S. Orville come face-to-face with one of humanity’s most vile ideologies, they must solve the moral conundrum of who to hold accountable for evil deeds real… and imagined. Occurring just after New Horizons Episode 8, this is The Orville like you’ve never seen it before.

 

The cover art is an original piece from Bill Sienkiewicz, Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration (Marvel Comic’s Elektra: Assassin, acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters, advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV and Nissan). The audiobook will be narrated by a familiar face and voice across fandoms, Bruce Boxleitner (“Tron,” “Babylon 5”).

 

The Orville: Sympathy for the Devil will be available in ebook and audiobook on July 19, 2022, perfectly timed to be enjoyed in-between episodes of “The Orville: New Horizons” airing on its new home on Hulu.

 

“The Orville: New Horizons” is produced by 20th Television and Fuzzy Door. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar, Jason Clark and Howard Griffith serve as executive producers.

 

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Below Deck Mediterranean 7/11 on Bravo

Bravo’s “Below Deck Mediterranean” Premieres Monday, July 11 at 8pm ET/PT

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“Below Deck Mediterranean”

“Below Deck Mediterranean” premieres with a supersized episode on Monday, July 11 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. New episodes will drop anchor one week early on Peacock beginning Monday, July 4.

“Below Deck Mediterranean” Season 7 premieres on Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Every episode can also be seen on Peacock one week before it airs on Bravo, beginning with the premiere on Monday, July 4. Additionally, fans can catch up on previous seasons of “Below Deck Mediterranean” on Peacock now.

Returning this season are Captain Sandy Yawn and Season 6 fan favorite Mzi “Zee” Dempers (Deckhand.) New crew members include Chief Stew Natasha Webb, Chef Dave White, Bosun Raygan Tyler, Stews Natalya Scudder and Kyle Viljoen and Deckhands Storm Smith and Jason Gaskell.

This season, Captain Sandy brings 163-foot motor yacht “Home” to the pristine waters of Malta, one of the smallest and most historic archipelagos in the world. Different than previous charter seasons, Sandy is working with a complex hybrid vessel making it more unpredictable to navigate. To ensure smooth sailing this year, Sandy brings on a trio of new department heads, but when surprising friction in the galley intensifies between the Chief Stew and Chef, who came on as colleagues and friends, tension permeates through the entire boat. The deck team faces an uphill battle when one crew member is unable to adapt to the high demands of Mediterranean superyachting, forcing others to pick up the slack. From difficult charter guests to roller-coaster “boatmances” and challenges with hierarchy on board, these yachties go to unthinkable lengths to survive the charter season.

Bad Sisters 8/19 on Apple TV+

“Bad Sisters,” Created by and Starring Sharon Horgan, Premieres Friday, August 19

We are thrilled to share Apple TV+’s new witty and emotional darkly comedic murder mystery series “Bad Sisters”!

From Emmy Award nominee and BAFTA Award-winning creator and star Sharon Horgan, the series is a delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller and follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another. Series stars, in addition to Hogan, include Anne-Marie DuffEva BirthistleSarah Greene and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters, as well as Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab and Saise Quinn. “Bad Sisters” will debut globally with the first two episodes on Friday, August 19, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through October 14.

 

The series is executive produced and written by Horgan with Brett Baer and Dave Finkel who adapted it from the Belgian version of the series “Clan,” which was created by Malin-Sarah Gozin. Horgan, Faye Dorn and Clelia Mountford executive produce for Merman; and Gozin, Bert Hamelinck and Michael Sagol executive produce for Caviar. In addition to Horgan, Baer and Finkel, the series is written by Karen Cogan, Ailbhe Keogan, Daniel Cullen, Perrie Balthazar and Paul Howard. Dearbhla Walsh, Josephine Bornebusch and Rebecca Gatward serve as directors. Walsh also serves as executive producer. “Bad Sisters” is produced by Merman productions and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. The series will mark Horgan’s first project to premiere from a first-look deal with Apple TV+ and her Merman production company.

POV 8/8 on PBS

‘POV’ Hears Zimbabwe’s Collective Cry for Democracy and Freedom In the Riveting Documentary PRESIDENT, Premiering Aug. 8, 2022 on PBS

POV 35th Season Premiere 7/11

JULY 11 DEBUT of PBS Television Series POV; Opens Its 35th Season With Gripping Documentary WUHAN WUHAN

POV Opens Its 35th Season With Gripping Documentary Wuhan Wuhan On July 11

Watch the Trailer Now

New York, N.Y. – The 35th anniversary season of POV, America’s longest running documentary series, opens with the heart rendering observational film Wuhan Wuhan, about the first wave of COVID-19, in the city where the mysterious virus was first discovered.

Directed by Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, This is Not a Movie), and produced by Diane Quon (Minding the Gap), Donna Gigliotti (Hidden Figures, Shakespeare in Love), and Peter Luo (Crazy Rich Asians, Marshall), the documentary goes beyond the statistics and salacious headlines to provide a human experience to the early months of the pandemic through the stories of frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens.

Wuhan Wuhan makes its national broadcast and streaming premiere on PBS television series POV, Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10pmET/9C and is available to stream free through August 11, 2022 at pbs.org, and the PBS Video app. In addition to standard closed captioning, POV, in partnership with audio description service DiCapta, provides real time audio interpretations for audiences with sensory disabilities.

“We’re so pleased to have Wuhan Wuhan open our milestone 35th season,” said American Documentary | POV Executive Director Erika Dilday. She added, “This film is exceptional in terms of its unprecedented access and storytelling as well in support of our mission to uplift BIPOC creators and stories, particularly in the current wave of violence against the AAPI and Asian American communities.”

During February and March 2020, two months into the city’s lockdown, hospital medical staff in Wuhan are scrambling for PPE, some using their own money to buy the necessary protective gear. Doctors and nurses write their names and pin pictures of themselves to their chests so their patients can recognize them. As the deadly coronavirus evolves, city residents and volunteers from other provinces provide necessary resources as Wuhan grapples with an invisible, deadly killer. Amidst the height of the pandemic, Chang and his crew have unprecedented access into firsthand accounts of local medical personnel and selfless volunteers—each with a unique perspective, to the crisis at hand.

Wuhan Wuhan focuses on five compelling stories: Dr. Xiannian Zheng, 35, a soft-hearted ER doctor and Susu, 34, an unflappable ICU nurse from the COVID-19 hospital; Dr. Guiqing Zhang, 55, a compassionate volunteer psychologist at a temporary hospital; Xiuli Liu, 41, a tenacious mother and her son Lai Lai, 9, who are COVID-19 patients navigating the PRC healthcare system; and Yin, 30, a volunteer driver for medical workers and his 9 month pregnant wife Xu, 23, whose heartfelt story forms the backbone of this film.

Director Yung Chang remarked: “It’s a great honor to have Wuhan Wuhanopen the 35th season of POV. I hope this film helps to set the tone for a season of remarkable films that epitomize compassion and empathy as we forge ahead with our endemic livelihoods. My first feature documentary, Up the Yangtze, was broadcast on POV just before the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, a time when there was much curiosity about a country in flux. At that time, I hoped to present a nuanced look into modernizing China. So it feels humbling to be able to return with a new film that seeks to present a point-of-view about China that tries to go beyond the monolith trope and offer a reflection of everyday individuals who experience the pandemic with pathos and humor, anger and pragmatism, fear and joy, much like we have in North America.”

Chris White, POV’s Executive Producer said, “There are so many things that divide us and make us different from each other – from generation, to religion, gender, race and geography — that it’s easy to lose sight of what unites us, our common humanity. Wuhan Wuhan reminds us that we all want to be safe, and loved, and that the most frightening challenges are best handled together.”

Wuhan Wuhan is a co-production of Stars Collective Films Entertainment Group Inc., SA Inc.,Starlight Media Inc. and American Documentary, in association with Kartemquin Films. Directed and written by Yung Chang and produced by Academy Award®-winner Donna Gigliotti (Hidden Figures, Shakespeare in Love), Peter Luo (Crazy Rich Asians, Marshall) and Academy Award®-nominee Diane Quon (Minding the Gap, co-produced by American Documentary). The executive producers are Erika Dilday and Chris White for POV and Donnie Yen, Cheng Yang and Yuki Zhang. The editors are Evita Yuepu Zhou and Zimo Huang. Music is by Hualan.

 

Endangered on HBO 6/28

*Debuting on HBO Tomorrow* ENDANGERED | Directed by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Executive Produced by Ronan Farrow | Debuting on HBO & HBO Max June 28

Presents

ENDANGERED

*Watch the Trailer*

Debuting on HBO and HBO Max Tomorrow, June 28th

Directed by: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Executive Producers: Ronan Farrow, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Produced by: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Alex Takats
Featuring: Patricia Campos, Oliver Laughland, Sashenka Gutierrez, Carl Juste

An official selection of the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, ENDANGERED chronicles a year in the life of four journalists living and working in democratic countries where freedom of the press has historically been considered a “given.” Yet, as online misinformation proliferates and world leaders brazenly denigrate the press, distrust of traditional media is on the rise, and journalists are increasingly facing situations more typically encountered in war zones or autocratic states.

RT: 90 minutes