‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ AND ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURN TO USA NETWORK





‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ AND ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURN TO USA NETWORK FOR BACK-TO-BACK FALL PREMIERES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12


Two of America’s favorite families, the Chrisleys and the Mizanins, are back in action – serving up the Southern ‘sass’ and packing a ‘punch’ this November on USA Network.

At 10:00 PM ET/PT on Thursday, November 12, kicking off the second half of the eighth season, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST continues to follow the entertaining life of outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his over-the-top Southern family. Always by Todd’s side is his loving wife Julie, their charming, strong-willed children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, darling granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s beloved mother, Nanny Faye. In the upcoming season, the family antics don’t stop as Todd and Chase gear up for a road trip, Nanny Faye packs her bags for a sizzling ‘seniors cruise,’ Todd goes on a mission to prove to Julie that he ‘still has it’ after 25 years of marriage, Grayson works on being a ‘perfect son,’ and Savannah plans her next exciting personal and professional steps!

Then, at 10:30 PM ET/PT on Thursday, November 12, the second half of season two of MIZ AND MRS premieres. MIZ AND MRS gives an exclusive glimpse into the A-List lifestyle of married WWE® Superstars, The Miz®, Maryse™ and their eccentric family. The hilarious “It” family has moved back to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and things will never be the same. Shortly after the move, Mike and Maryse welcomed their second daughter, introducing them to the joys and challenges of becoming parents of two. With a newly retired grandfather taking full advantage of an available guest room, there is never a dull moment in the Mizanin household.

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

MIZ AND MRS is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions, Gil Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan, Russell Jay Staglik serve as executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Howie Miller serves as showrunner and executive producer. Kevin Dunn and Chris Kaiser serve as executive producers for WWE. The Miz (Michael Mizanin) and Maryse (Maryse Mizanin) are also executive producers.



USA NETWORK’S ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ SMASH HIT SEASON 8 CONTINUES WITH RATINGS HIGHS





USA NETWORK’S ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ SMASH HIT SEASON 8 CONTINUES WITH RATINGS HIGHS

— Reality Series Averages More Than 2.2 Million Viewers Across All Platforms; Most Recent Episode Was Highest Rated in More Than a Year —

–First Half of Season 8 Finales Next Thursday, September 3–

NEW YORK, NY — August 27, 2020 – America can’t get enough of the Chrisleys! Since its Season 8 debut on July 9, the successful unscripted family series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is averaging an impressive 2.27 million viewers across platforms and has grown more than 4% over Season 7. Additionally, the most recent episode of the series, “Everlasting Todd,” which aired Thursday, August 20, was the highest rated telecast of the series in more than a year.

The show, helmed by outspoken patriarch, Todd Chrisley, continues to be USA Network’s #1 original program year-to-date in P18-49 and #1 for USA digital across key metrics. This season, Todd and the wild antics of his entire family handily beats the nearest competition, topping A&E by 19% and WE by 32% and HGTV by 70% on Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT.

On the newest episode of the show, “Let’s Talk About Sex, Grayson,” airing tonight, Thursday August 27, at 9PM ET/PT on USA, Todd’s young son Grayson is acting out in ways that are truly testing his mother Julie Chrisley. And, the ever-scheming and delightfully loveable Nanny Faye finds herself involved in a pyramid scheme.

The first half of Season 8 finales on Thursday, September 3. Past seasons are also available on VOD. Additionally, the series is now available to stream for free on Peacock, and continues to make successful additional runs on Bravo and E!.

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

About USA Network:

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.



NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Places Cross-Platform Straight-to-Series Order for “Joe Exotic”





NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Places Cross-Platform Straight-to-Series Order for “Joe Exotic,” Starring Kate McKinnon
The limited series event will roll out across NBCU’s scripted entertainment platforms – NBC, Peacock and USA.
[via press release from NBC]
NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING PLACES CROSS-PLATFORM STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER FOR ‘JOE EXOTIC,’ STARRING KATE McKINNON

· NBCUniversal Television and Streaming announced straight-to-series order for UCP’s adaptation JOE EXOTIC (working title).

· The limited series event will roll out across NBCU’s scripted entertainment platforms – NBC, Peacock and USA.

· Etan Frankel (“Sorry for Your Loss,” “Shameless”) is set to pen the limited series via his overall deal with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

· As previously announced, the series will star Emmy Award winner Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), who will also executive produce.

· JOE EXOTIC is written and executive produced by Frankel. McKinnon will executive produce along with Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy and Aaron Hart.

· Based on the Wondery Podcast of the same name, JOE EXOTIC is a limited series based on true events following Carole Baskin (McKinnon), a big cat enthusiast, who learns that when fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit, she sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.

· The role of Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel has not yet been cast.

· Listen to Wondery’s JOE EXOTIC podcast here: https://wondery.com/shows/joe-exotic/

MORE INFORMATION:

· Frankel, who will write and executive produce UCP’s limited series “Evel,” recently finished co-showrunning the second season of the critically acclaimed “Sorry for Your Loss,” starring Elizabeth Olsen. Previously, he wrote and produced the first seven seasons of “Shameless.” Additional television credits include “Get Shorty,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Friday Night Lights.” He has been nominated for two Writers Guild Awards. On the stage, Frankel’s play “Create Fate” was produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and directed by Christopher Ashley. He is the recipient of the Weissberger Award from the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Dasha Epstein Playwriting Award and has twice been honored with Lincoln Center’s Le comte du Nouy Award. Frankel is a graduate of Duke University and the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. Frankel is represented by A.B. Fischer at Literate and Michael Gendler.

· McKinnon won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016 and 2017 and recently received her seventh consecutive nomination for her work on “Saturday Night Live.” In addition, she earned a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016. McKinnon was nominated for a 2020 SAG Award as part of the ensemble cast of the feature film “Bombshell,” alongside Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow. She starred as Jillian Holtzmann in “Ghostbusters,” opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones, as well as last summer’s sleeper hit “Yesterday” for Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis and Universal, which featured the music of the Beatles. In addition to JOE EXOTIC, McKinnon will also star in the limited series “The Dropout,” where she’ll portray Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. McKinnon is represented by Artists First, UTA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. UTA, who also represents Wondery, negotiated the deal on their behalf.



WWE® BRINGS THE THUNDER





WWE® BRINGS THE THUNDER

STAMFORD, Conn., – August 17, 2020 – WWE ThunderDome™, featuring a state-of-the-art set, video boards, pyrotechnics, lasers, cutting-edge graphics and drone cameras, will take WWE fans’ viewing experience to an unprecedented level starting this Friday, August 21 on FOX, kicking off SummerSlam® Weekend.

“WWE has a long history of producing the greatest live spectacles in sports and entertainment, yet nothing compares to what we are creating with WWE ThunderDome,” said Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive Vice President, Television Production. “This structure will enable us to deliver an immersive atmosphere and generate more excitement amongst the millions of fans watching our programming around the world.”

With the debut of WWE ThunderDome, WWE will take residency at Amway Center in Orlando and virtually bring fans into the arena via live video on massive LED boards, in conjunction with The Famous Group and its proprietary technology, for every Monday Night Raw®, Friday Night SmackDown® and WWE pay-per-view event. Starting tonight, fans can register for their virtual seat to be part of upcoming shows via www.WWEThunderDome.com or at WWE’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

“As WWE takes residency at the world-class Amway Center, we have reimagined our live event experience for today’s environment,” said Brian Flinn, WWE Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. “In partnership with The Famous Group, we will virtually bring our fans back into the show and recreate the interactive in-arena atmosphere that has been a staple of WWE events for decades.”

WWE Event Schedule for August:
•Friday, August 21 – Friday Night SmackDown®, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on FOX
•Saturday, August 22 – NXT TakeOver® XXX, Full Sail Live, 7 pm ET on WWE Network
•Sunday, August 23 – SummerSlam, Amway Center, 7 pm ET on WWE Network
•Monday, August 24 – Monday Night Raw®, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on USA Network
•Wednesday, August 26 – NXT®, Full Sail Live, 8 pm ET on USA Network
•Friday, August 28 – Friday Night SmackDown, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on FOX
•Sunday, August 30 – Payback®, Amway Center, 7 pm ET on WWE Network
•Monday, August 31 – Monday Night Raw, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on USA Network

WWE’s Amway Center residency will continue for the foreseeable future and Raw, SmackDown and pay-per-view programming will be produced on closed sets with only essential personnel in attendance. WWE will continue to administer its health and safety protocols for talent, crew and employees in conjunction with each production, including PCR testing for COVID-19, social distancing and wearing masks.

About The Famous Group

The Famous Group (TFG) is a full-service fan experience company located in Culver City, Calif. For more than 20 years, TFG has helped the biggest brands, venues, and events in the world connect with fans, both physically and virtually, through creating immersive fan experiences utilizing award-winning creative, rock-solid production and proprietary technology. TFG has delivered on the biggest stages for Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams and leagues, Esports, concerts, festivals and retail environments. The company has serviced 15 Super Bowls and clients like Nike, Live Nation, NBA, NHL, NCAA Final Four, Ubisoft, Pepsi, AT&T and more than 90 professional sports teams and venues.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.



HIT SERIES ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ GROWS DOUBLE DIGITS IN SEASON 8





HIT SERIES ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ GROWS DOUBLE DIGITS IN SEASON 8

–Current Season Boasts Average of More than 2.1 Million Viewers and Ranks #1 Among all Cable Unscripted Entertainment Series in VOD–

NEW YORK, NY — July 24, 2020 — USA Network’s long-running unscripted family series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST has increased viewership over its previous season by an impressive 13% — bringing average total multiplatform viewers to over 2.1 million (L3). The popular series is USA’s #1 original program year-to-date in P18-49 and # 1 for USA digital across key metrics. Equally as impressive, social engagement surrounding the series is up 52% vs. Season 7. And, in its most recent full season, VOD viewership was the highest in ALL of cable unscripted entertainment series.

“The continued success of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is no surprise, as audiences continue to show their love for Todd and the entire Chrisley family,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network & SYFY. “And to see any series continue to grow in its eighth season – in an increasingly competitive unscripted landscape – is certainly something to celebrate.”

Season 8 of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is currently airing Thursdays at 9/8c on USA Network, and past seasons are also available on VOD. Additionally, the series is now available to stream for free on Peacock, and continues to make successful additional runs on Bravo and E!. Link to photo HERE

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

About USA Network:

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.



USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘THE SINNER’ FOR SEASON 4





USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘THE SINNER’ FOR SEASON 4

Bill Pullman Set to Reprise Role; Jessica Biel Returns to Executive Produce Alongside Derek Simonds, Charlie Gogolak and Michelle Purple

From UCP, Limited Series Expected to Premiere in 2021

NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2020 – USA Network today announced a fourth season pickup of its acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated limited series, THE SINNER. Bill Pullman will return to reprise his role as Detective Harry Ambrose. At the helm, Derek Simonds will return as showrunner and executive producer, alongside executive producers Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple and Charlie Gogolak. From UCP, THE SINNER’s fourth installment is slated to return in 2021.

“THE SINNER has struck a chord with audiences with its signature ‘whydunnit’ style,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network & SYFY. “In Season 4, we’re excited to dig even deeper into the psyche of Bill Pullman’s beloved Detective Ambrose character, while introducing our audience to a compelling, completely new mystery.”

THE SINNER’s debut season was the year’s #1 new cable series of 2017, and garnered multiple award nominations including an Emmy® nomination (for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Jessica Biel), two Golden Globe® nominations (for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Jessica Biel), and two Critics’ Choice® Award nominations (for Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series). THE SINNER’s second season garnered a SAG nomination (for Male Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Bill Pullman) and a Critics’ Choice® Award nomination (for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for Carrie Coon). THE SINNER’s third season, starring Matt Bomer, ranks as USA’s #1 original series YTD in key demos and is the year’s USA’s #1 original series across all platforms among total viewers (3.032MM P2+)*.

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About UCP

Universal Content Productions (UCP), a division of Universal Studio Group, is a premium content studio that operates with a curated indie sensibility while leveraging the power and scale of NBCUniversal. Advocates for creators with an eclectic point of view, the UCP team develops pioneering and award-winning scripted and documentary programming. The studio is responsible for critically acclaimed series “Battlestar Galactica,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Act,” “Monk,” “Homecoming,” “The Sinner,” “Suits,” “Dirty John,” “Umbrella Academy, “Psych” and more. UCP also creates premium unscripted docuseries such as the upcoming “Wilderness of Error,” while the studio’s podcast platform, UCP Audio, produces original scripted and unscripted podcasts such as “The Lost Kids.”

*Source: NBCU TAMi, Average P2+ viewership 2020 to date across linear live, repeats, DVR, STB VOD, Digital and dMVPD



USA NETWORK ADDS TWO NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES TO REALITY LINEUP





USA NETWORK ADDS TWO NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES TO REALITY LINEUP

— INSTANT FAMILY (WT) and THE REV (WT) Put Family Fun Center Stage —

NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2020 – USA Network announced today the pickup of two new series, INSTANT FAMILY (working title) and THE REV (working title), adding to the ever-growing stable of unscripted programming on America’s #1 cable entertainment network.

INSTANT FAMILY (WT)

The 6-episode, half-hour series is produced by Line By Line Media, Inc. and executive produced by Justin Tucker, Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger.

Nicole Walters is a type-A, energetic, jet-setting entrepreneur, and Josh Walters is her quirky and devoted husband and lawyer. Nicole and Josh had only been married a few years when their whole lives changed — they decided to open their home and hearts to three sisters living on the streets. Suddenly, they became brand new parents and were an “instant family”. Helping them navigate the wild world of parenting (and bringing the laughs) is Nicole’s best friend and “manny,” Eddie. The high-energy series focuses on the importance of balancing work and family, laughter and love… and demonstrates how the greatest things in life can come together in an instant.

THE REV (WT)

This 8-episode, half-hour series is produced by This is Just a Test LLC, with Aengus James, Colin Miller and Jen McClure-Metz executive producing.

In this hilarious, melodic and inspirational new series, there’s never a dull moment in the world of larger-than-life Pastor Richard Hartley. When he isn’t preaching and inspiring his congregation at his Long Island, NY church, he’s dealing with his rambunctious and loving family… all while utilizing his musical skills to make the church’s choir top notch. Having spent years travelling the globe working with incredible choirs and A-list musicians, Richard is now focused on his hometown choir and, with the help of his wife Stacey, trying to get his millennial children, Judea and Jordan, out of the house so that they can build their own dreams. [For photo click HERE.]

INSTANT FAMILY (WT) and THE REV (WT) will join a USA unscripted lineup that includes CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, GROWING UP CHRISLEY, MIZ & MRS, STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN, TEMPTATION ISLAND, THE BIGGEST LOSER, and the upcoming Summer competition series CANNONBALL.

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Line by Line Media, Inc

Line by Line Media was co-founded by Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger, two seasoned television executives with experience producing scripted episodic, late night talk, game shows, music competition, docu-follow and more, for USA, Netflix, SYFY, E!, Oxygen, Discovery and many others. Their passion to deliver the highest quality content and achieve creative excellence in a collaborative and supportive environment is what sets Line by Line Media apart.

About This is Just a Test, LLC

This is Just a Test makes content for every screen. We are drawn to larger-than-life characters who impact culture with humor and heart. Recent projects includes the GLAAD award winning series I AM JAZZ, the hit series UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE, the animated comedy and social commentary SUGAR & TOYS, and the feature documentary SCANDALOUS – which chronicles the impact and practices of the National Enquirer. Our work has received awards and honors for promoting issues of importance. Founded by Aengus James and Colin King Miller, this is just a test.



USA NETWORK AND SYFY PARTNER WITH GLAAD TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PRIDE MONTH THIS JUNE





USA NETWORK AND SYFY PARTNER WITH GLAAD TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL PRIDE MONTH THIS JUNE

Networks to Feature Pride-Themed Marathons, Fresh Original Content, PSAs, Custom Editorial and More

NEW YORK, NY — May 27, 2020 – In celebration of National Pride Month this June, USA Network and SYFY are partnering with the leading non-profit LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, GLAAD, for a multiplatform campaign spotlighting positive representation all month long. Between the two networks, this campaign will feature Pride-themed marathons, custom short-form videos, fan testimonials, PSAs, all-new podcast episodes and a variety of fresh editorial.

Throughout the month, GLAAD will support USA and SYFY’s multiplatform Pride campaign via their social handles, across digital platforms and with PSAs featuring resource and donation links. Additionally, on USA, linear marathons will be wrapped with custom content featuring BD Wong. The networks will also partner with GLAAD on a variety of virtual talent-driven events and social initiatives to be announced shortly.

“During a time when many Pride events have been cancelled, SYFY and USA are offering viewers a place to celebrate and feel celebrated with specialty content in honor of National Pride Month,” shared Chris McCumber, President, USA and SYFY. “We are so grateful for GLAAD’s partnership and advocacy towards positive representation, and look forward to joining together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community throughout June.”

“SYFY and USA each have long histories of sharing LGBTQ stories that entertain, enlighten, and inspire and this Pride month will bring empowering content and series to fans all over,” said GLAAD Chief Communications Officer Rich Ferraro. “During a Pride month when many LGBTQ community members will not be able to gather in-person, LGBTQ visibility matters more than ever and SYFY and USA’s content will help to ensure the spirit of Pride still shines bright.”

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SYFY

Presented by SYFY FANGRRLS – the network’s hub for female and nonbinary voices – SYFY’s Pride campaign will revamp the brand from “It’s a Fan Thing” to “It’s a Pride Thing” throughout June, including:

MARATHONS, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING & BINGE-ABLE CONTENT

This June, SYFY offers marathons, stunts and endless access to queer-friendly programming across linear and VOD, including:

•WYNONNA EARP “#WayHaught Wednesdays” Marathons (Wed., 6/3 from 6-9am, Wed., 6/10 from 6:30-9:30am, Wed., 6/17 from 6:30-9:30am, Wed., 6/24 from 6-10am on SYFY) — Marathons of SYFY’s cult favorite series WYNONNA EARP featuring episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 centered on the show’s beloved couple Waverly Earp (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell); will include all-new custom content highlighting the passionate “Earpers” fanbase discussing how the show has impacted their lives

PROMO:

•XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS Pride Marathons (Thurs., 6/4 from 6:30-11:30am, Thurs., 6/11 from 6am-12pm, Thurs., 6/18 from 6:30am-12:30pm, Thurs., 6/25 from 6:30-11:30am on SYFY) — Marathons of the legendary adventure series XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, which has become an iconic show among the LGBTQ+ community; will include all-new custom content featuring stars Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor discussing representation as well as spotlighting fans who have been influenced by the series

PROMO FEATURING RENEE:

•VAGRANT QUEEN Season Finale (Thursday, 6/4 at 11/10c on SYFY) — Based on the comic book series from Vault Comics, VAGRANT QUEEN was created by an all-female team of writers and directors, and will air its Season 1 finale in National Pride Month

•Binge-able Content (Available on SYFY.com and NBCU’s OneApp) — All June, SYFY will stream fan-favorites including: KILLJOYS, VAGRANT QUEEN, VAN HELSING, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, and the SYFY WIRE acquisition LOOKING FOR LEIA

SYFY LOGO & CUSTOM CONTENT

Throughout National Pride Month, SYFY is transforming its logo and creating custom on-air content celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, including:

•Pride-Themed Logo — Celebratory SYFY logos that will be presented across platforms throughout the month

•Brand Anthem Video — Overarching brand spot featuring fans discussing the importance of representation and inclusivity

•“Pride Burst” Factoids — Fueled by SYFY FANGRRLS’ Pride editorial, these quick bites will contain interesting facts about genre and LGBTQ+ representation

•Strong Female Pride Interstitials — In support of the SYFY FANGRRLS podcast of the same name, these short-form testimonials will spotlight LGBTQ+ creators discussing the impact genre characters have had on them and their community

•Fan-Made Pride Spots — Fan-made Pride vignettes made in partnership with content creation platform Tongal

SYFY FANGRRLS EDITORIAL & PODCAST

SYFY FANGRRLS’ website will become a hub for fresh Pride-centric content all month long, including:

•“Strong Female Characters: Uncoded” Podcast — Throughout National Pride Month, SYFY FANGRRLS will air special renditions of this podcast, profiling LGBTQ+ creators and fans as they discuss which genre characters and storylines impacted them most as a queer person

•Get Rec’d — SYFY FANGRRLS’ special recommendation lists of books, comics and movies from notable genre influencers centered around LGBTQ+ creators, characters or stories

•Grrl Talk — A weekly editorial feature that will spotlight notable queer “Nerdgrrls” and hear what she has been inspired by in the genre world

•Reboot, Remake it Gay You Cowards, Ruin — A pointed twist to everyone’s favorite “Reboot, Remake or Ruin” game, this column will feature FANGRRL contributors discussing popular film and TV series that should or should not be recreated from a LGBTQ+ lens

•Frak, Marry, Kill — A sci-fi-rendition of the party favorite, each week three LGBTQ+ FANGRRLS writers will debate queer characters from different genre properties

•Deep Cuts — Weekly in-depth discussion hosted by FANGRRLS’ film buffs focusing on niche or unknown horror films that were queer made or led, and are typically not on people’s radar

•Star Signs — A special Pride edition of the monthly article where FANGRRLS’ very own astrological “enthusiasts” speculate what the stars have in store for fan-favorite LGBTQ+ genre characters

•Thirstday — Every Thursday a FANGRRLS LGBTQ+ writer will write an appreciation post about a different LGBTQ+ character or genre person, celebrating their status as a gay icon/crush

•A Deep Dive into the History Slash Fiction — This subgenre of fan fiction has played an important role in LGBTQ+ pop culture since the ‘70s. FANGRRLS looks back at its roots, how the birth of the internet created a safe space for queer expression, and how it’s grown as a medium in the last five decades

•History of Gay Comix – FANGRRLS will look back at the groundbreaking Gay Comix anthology, which is one of the most notable underground gay comic anthology series

•Pride-ography Mini biographical pieces celebrating the original LGBTQ+ creators in comics that helped pave the way for creators, stories, and characters within their community from the underground scene into the mainstream

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USA NETWORK

This National Pride Month, USA will celebrate with specially curated marathons and custom wraps throughout June, including:

MARATHONS & ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

USA will be offering LGBTQ+ themed linear stunts, including:

•LAW & ORDER: SVU “Stand Up with Pride” Marathon Hosted by BD Wong (Sunday, 6/7 from 9am-11pm on USA) – Specially curated marathon of the fan-favorite crime drama featuring impactful LGBTQ+ storylines; will be hosted by BD Wong, and include custom wraps and resource pages from GLAAD throughout

•MODERN FAMILY Marathons (All month long on USA) — Jam-packed marathons of the fan-favorite family comedy series that broke down barriers for LGBTQ+ representation. Themes include “Love is Love,” “Here Come the Grooms,” “My Two Dads,” and more; will feature resource pages from GLAAD throughout

•TALK STOOP Pride Week Interviews (Pride-themed interviews will run Monday, 6/1-Friday, 6/5 throughout the day from 11am-3pm on USA; will also be available on YouTube all month long) — TALK STOOP will be celebrating National Pride Month by airing Pride-themed short-form interviews hosted by Nessa Diab throughout the first week of June. These interviews will include Carson Kressley, Gigi Gorgeous, Wanda Sykes, Natalie Morales, Cynthia Germanotta, Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, and will focus on advocating for equality and celebrating members of the LGBTQ+ community

USA CUSTOM LOGOS

The network will feature custom logos and PSAs throughout the month, including:

•Pride Network Logo — Custom Pride logo that will be presented across platforms throughout the month

About SYFY:

SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About USA Network:

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About GLAAD:

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, visit www.glaad.org.



IT’S TWO MOTHERS OF A MARATHON ON USA NETWORK AND SYFY!





MEDIA ALERT: IT’S TWO MOTHERS OF A MARATHON ON USA NETWORK AND SYFY!

ON SUNDAY, MAY 10, CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH MARISKA AND MUMMIES!

USA Network and SYFY hit the mother lode with two mom-umental marathons this Mother’s Day:

USA NETWORK

“Law & Order: SVU” Mama Bear Mariska Marathon

Sunday, May 10, 9am-11pm ET/PT

Being a detective is hard work…and so is being a mother. Spend Mother’s Day with Detective Olivia Benson as she tackles being a Mama Bear both on the job and on the homefront.

SYFY

Happy Mummy’s Day Marathon

Sunday, May 10, from 1pm-11pm ET/PT on SYFY,

and available to stream on On Demand, at syfy.com, and via the NBC OneApp

Here’s a gift that needs no more ‘wrapping”: Celebrate your favorite Mummy this Mother’s Day with a marathon of 4 movies from “The Mummy” movie franchise: “The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” and “The Scorpion King.”



USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES TWO-EPISODE PREMIERE FOR ‘DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY’





USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES TWO-EPISODE PREMIERE FOR ‘DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY’ ON JUNE 2 AT 9PM ET

DIRTY JOHN Season One Marathon to air Tomorrow, April 14 starting at 6am ET on USA Network;

New Trailer and Key Art Revealed

Today, USA Network unveiled that its upcoming true crime drama, DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY, is set to premiere on Tuesday, June 2 starting at 9pm ET with two episodes airing back-to-back. Subsequent episodes of the 8-part series will air Tuesdays at 10pm ET. In its second season, DIRTY JOHN will once again give fans another shocking based on real-life breakup story through an epic tale of love, betrayal and death. Amanda Peet (“Brockmire,” “The Romanoffs”) and Christian Slater (“Dr. Death,” MR. ROBOT) portray the scorned lovers, Betty and Dan Broderick, as their marriage turned into what Oprah deemed one of “America’s messiest divorces” even before it ended in double homicide.Ahead of its June 2 premiere, USA also announced a full DIRTY JOHN marathon, including all episodes of the critically-acclaimed first season and Oxygen special “Dirty John, The Dirty Truth,” is set to air tomorrow, Tuesday April 14 starting at 6am ET.

ABOUT ‘DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY’:

DIRTY JOHN: THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY, the second installment of the DIRTY JOHN anthology series, is based on another epic true tale of love gone wrong — a story that spans the 1960s to the ’80s, through the breakdown of a marriage that Oprah deemed one of “America’s messiest divorces” even before it ended in double homicide.

Betty Broderick, played by Amanda Peet, was the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother. Married to her handsome college boyfriend Dan, played by Christian Slater, Betty charms everyone she meets. After years of sacrifice and suffering while supporting Dan through both medical and law school until he exploded into the San Diego legal community as a superstar, Betty is finally enjoying the fruits of their labors. That is, until Dan hires Linda, a bright, beautiful young woman without baggage with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past. Betty’s attempts to fight back and enraged refusals to accept reality only serve to isolate and destabilize her until she loses her very identity. And Dan’s cold confidence blinds him to the bear he has created, and won’t stop poking … until it’s too late.

Produced by UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, DIRTY JOHN moves from Bravo to USA, cable’s #1 entertainment network, for its second season. Season 2 is written by Alexandra Cunningham, who also executive produces along with Jessica Rhoades (“Sharp Objects,” “Utopia”), season one star Connie Britton, Atlas Entertainment and Los Angeles Times Studios. Netflix co-produces and has first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.