OWN Orders New Seasons of Five Unscripted Hits and Greenlights New Series “Young and Gospel”





OWN Orders New Seasons of Five Unscripted Hits and Greenlights New Series “Young and Gospel”
“Family or Fiancé,” “Black Love,” “Ready to Love,” “Put A Ring On It” and “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” are all due back.
[via press release from OWN]
OWN ORDERS NEW SEASONS OF FIVE UNSCRIPTED HITS AND GREENLIGHTS NEW SERIES “YOUNG AND GOSPEL”

Returning to OWN’s Popular Friday/Saturday Unscripted Block In 2021 Are New Seasons of “Family or Fiancé,” “Black Love,” “Ready to Love,” “Put A Ring On It” and “Love & Marriage: Huntsville”

LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it has ordered more than 90 new episodic hours of five popular series to air during the network’s established Friday/Saturday night unscripted programming block throughout 2021, as well as a brand-new unscripted series “Young & Gospel.” The announcement was made by Tina Perry, president, OWN.

“When we expanded our original unscripted programming block to Friday and Saturday nights last fall, viewers showed up in a big way,'” said Perry. “In response to that success, we are giving our audience more of the shows they love along with the new series ‘Young & Gospel,’ which will be a perfect addition to our growing roster.”

Season three of “Ready to Love” with 13 new episodes is set to premiere Friday, April 2 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT), along with 11 new hours of season two of “Put A Ring on It” and 18 new hours of season three of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” both of which will premiere Summer 2021.

In addition, all-new seasons of “Black Love” (six episodes) and “Family or Fiancé” (20 episodes) have been greenlit and will air in 2021, with the fifth season of “Black Love” currently slated to air in late spring, and the second season of “Family or Fiancé” scheduled to air this summer.

The network has also greenlit production on the all-new unscripted series “Young & Gospel,” which will follow the lives of four young gospel artists as they pursue their dreams and live life on their own terms while staying true to their faith and their families. These young women have formed an unconventional sisterhood filled with love, admiration, friendly competition and respect. The series stars singers Koryn Hawthorne, Bri Babineaux, Jekalyn Carr and Christian rapper Wande. It is produced by Thinkfactory Media, an ITV America company. Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Jordana Hochman, Phil Thornton and Jen McClure-Metz are executive producers.

About the Current Shows:

“Ready to Love” (Season 3 premieres Friday, April 2 from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT)

Record-breaking Hollywood producer Will Packer’s popular dating series hosted by Tommy Miles returns with an all-new cast in Houston exploring the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship. “Ready to Love’s” most recent cycle helped make OWN #1 on Friday nights for African American viewers. The series is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment.

“Black Love” (Season 5 premieres Spring 2021)

“Black Love,” created by husband-and-wife filmmakers Codie and Tommy Oliver continues to present real, honest, emotional, and transparent love stories of Black love from some of the most successful people in business and entertainment, as well as everyday couples. The new season will feature Chance & Tabitha Brown, R&B singer Kenny Lattimore & Judge Faith Jenkins, Grammy winner Ledisi & husband Ron Young, among others! The series is produced by Confluential Films.

“Put a Ring On It” (Season 2 premieres Summer 2021)

Will Packer’s newest unscripted relationship series “Put A Ring On It” returns with all-new episodes featuring three longtime couples who embark on the ultimate relationship test. With help from master relationship coach Dr. Nicole LaBeach, the couples are pushed outside their comfort zones to confront the question they’ve been too afraid to ask: why haven’t they walked down the aisle? While the couples work to confront their deepest fears, they are also given the chance to look outside their current relationships by dating other people. Will they decide it’s time to go their separate ways, or is it finally time to put a ring on it? The series is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment.

“Family or Fiancé” (Season 2 premieres Summer 2021)

Hosted by relationship expert Tracy McMillan, “Family or Fiancé” follows engaged couples who bring their disapproving families together for three days under one roof. In this high-stakes social experiment, the couples and extended families participate in activities designed to strengthen their bonds, unpack their differences, and show some very complicated relationships in a whole new light. In the end, the families’ concerns may make the couples reconsider their unions, or revelations might cause any concerns to fall away. “Family or Fiancé” is from Bunim/Murray Productions.

“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” (Season 3 premieres Summer 2021)

“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” follows the lives of three successful and powerful couples in the thriving city of Huntsville, Alabama. The series features longtime friends Melody and Martell Holt, Marsau and LaTisha Scott and Maurice and Kimmi Scott, whose goals are to put Huntsville on the map, but reality sets in as they struggle with the highs and lows of balancing friendships, marriage and business. “Love & Marriage: Huntsville,” which recently premiered its second season, is currently Saturday night’s #1 original cable series for women and the #1 series across broadcast and cable for African American viewers. The series is produced by Kingdom Reign Entertainment and ITV America.

About OWN’s Friday/Saturday Unscripted Programming Slate

OWN is among the top cable networks on Friday and Saturday nights for African American women with its hit unscripted series focusing on love, relationships and family drama. Saturday’s slate of popular shows includes the long running “Iyanla: Fix My Life” starring Iyanla Vanzant which after 10 years on the network will air its final season beginning April 10. Saturdays are also home to the smash hit “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” from Carlos King. Friday nights feature the new series “Belle Collective” and “Behind Every Man” also from King along with “Black Love” from filmmakers Tommy and Codie Oliver and “Ready to Love” and “Put a Ring On It” from hit-making producer Will Packer.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs.



“Havana Street Party Presents: Beatriz Luengo” A Concert Special





“Havana Street Party Presents: Beatriz Luengo” A Concert Special Featuring the Eight-Time Latin Grammy(R) Nominated Singer Debuts Exclusively on HBO Max and HBO Latino on February 12
This is the second edition of the Havana Street Party series.
[via press release from HBO]
HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO A Concert Special Featuring the Eight-Time Latin Grammy(R) Nominated Singer Debuts Exclusively on HBO Max and HBO Latino on FEBRUARY 12

Following the success of HBO’s “Havana Street Party Presents: Orishas,” Spanish singer-songwriter Beatriz Luengo takes the stage in Cuba for an intimate acoustic special. HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO premieres FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (9:30-10:18 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO Latino and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

The second installment of the hit HBO concert series “Havana Street Party Presents” features exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, hits from “Cuerpo y Alma,” and reimagined versions of Ha*Ash’s “Ex de Verdad,” CD9’s “I Feel Alive,” Alejandra Guzmán’s “Quítatelo,” Ricky Martin’s “La Mordidita,” and Orishas’ “Sabor, Sabor.” Joining Beatriz on stage is a gospel choir, string quintet, live DJ, and fan-favorite guests Manuel Medrano, Farina, Blas Cantó, and Orishas.

Having the opportunity to work with HBO on this special project has opened a beautiful door for me to talk about my album “Cuerpo y Alma,” said Beatriz Luengo. “Havana was the perfect setting for this album. That’s why the “Havana Street Party Presents” series was the perfect format to tell my story. Like my music, Havana is a mix of the past and present, melancholy and trap, tradition and technology, and it created an intimate encounter where I was able to speak to you as a composer and as a restless woman who wants to unite the world.”

HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO will delight fans as they enjoy some of her famous singles (“Caprichosa,” “Cadilac” or “Ojos de Mandela,”) and also receive an up-close and personal look at the artist who rewrote Maluma’s and Nicky Jam’s lyrics from a feminist perspective.

This is the second edition of the Havana Street Party series. The first group featured was “Havana Street Party Presents: Orishas,” which premiered in March 2019 and is available to stream on HBO Max.

Beatriz is undoubtedly one of the most successful musical composers of her generation. In addition to her own compositions she has written for various film soundtracks like “Fast & Furious 7,” as well as for some of the top musical artists in the industry including Thalia, Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Wisin, Yandel, Cristian Castro, Ruben Blades, Diego Torres, CNCO, Alejandra Guzman, Ricky Martin and more.

Stay up to date with HBO Latino’s latest news, view compelling video content and sneak peeks with behind-the-scenes footage on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. For more information on HAVANA STREET PARTY PRESENTS: BEATRIZ LUENGO follow #BeatrizHBO.



NEW DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARY ‘EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY’ REVEALS THE TRUTH





DOES HISTORY HAVE IT WRONG?
NEW DISCOVERY DOCUMENTARY ‘EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY’ REVEALS THE TRUTH BEHIND THE FIRST EXPLORERS TO SUMMIT MT. EVEREST

Premiering Sunday, October 11, the Documentary Is Part of Discovery’s New
UNDISCOVERED Series

In addition, TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST, a New Documentary Will Air on October 9th

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became international heroes by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, accomplishing what many had tried before and failed. Their names went down in the archives of history, with Hillary now considered one of the most influential people of the twentieth century. But what if Hillary and Tenzing weren’t actually the first to reach the summit? What if another group of explorers made it first? Could history be wrong?

In an all new Discovery documentary, EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY, a team of expert mountaineers undertake an epic adventure to solve the mystery of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, two explorers who perished on their journey to Everest’s peak in 1924.

EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY premieres Sunday, October 11 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery, as part of UNDISCOVERED, the new Discovery documentary strand that explores some of our greatest mysteries, potentially rewriting the history books along the way. Two days before the EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY premiere, Discovery will also spotlight the events that led to one of the most-deadly climbing seasons ever on Everest. In the spring of 2019, the same group of explorers searching for Mallory and Irvine became first-hand witnesses to chaos and tragedy on the mountain. TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST will debut Friday, October 9th at 9pm.

In addition to watching the documentaries on Discovery, viewers can view by downloading the Discovery GO app. People can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #EverestsGreatestMystery and #ToLiveOrDieOnEverest and follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

After setting off on an expedition to summit Mt. Everest in 1924, carrying only essential tools and a Vest Pocket Kodak camera, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared. After the discovery of Mallory’s preserved body on the north face of the mountain in 1999 by a group of researchers, many have speculated whether the two explorers did indeed successfully summit the mountain before they perished. However, Irvine’s resting place – and with it, the famed Kodak camera – remain a mystery. If found, and in salvageable condition, the developed film from their trek could have the potential to vindicate Hillary’s historic ascent in 1953 and rewrite the record books once and for all.

Journeying to the top of Everest to investigate the scene of a tragedy just shy of its peak, the team of expert explorers and climbers, led by Jake Norton, are tasked with settling one of the greatest debates of all time. Norton is an avid Everest historian and, at just 25-years-old at the time, was one of the climbers who discovered the remains of George Mallory in 1999. Collectively, Norton and his team have summited Everest 17 times, but this time they’re not on the mountain to reach its peak, but instead to unravel one of history’s greatest mysteries.

Using satellite images as a search guide, EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY pieces together the clues and evidence that could lead to Irvine, the camera, and resolution once and for all.

While on the search expedition in the spring of 2019, the team experienced extraordinary weather conditions and severe overcrowding that proved to be nothing less than catastrophic, taking the lives of 11 people. Told through the eyes of the world’s most experienced climbers, TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST highlights exactly what it takes to survive a season like that and ponders the question if anything could have been done to prevent this tragedy.

EVEREST’S GREATEST MYSTERY is produced for Discovery Channel by MAK Pictures. For MAK Pictures, Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, and Andy Robertson are executive producers. For Discovery Channel: Howard Swartz is executive producer and Joe Mazzeo is associate producer.

TO LIVE OR DIE ON EVEREST is produced for Discovery Channel by MAK Pictures. For MAK Pictures, Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, and Anuj Majumdar, and Andy Robertson are executive producers. For Discovery Channel: Howard Swartz is executive producer and Joe Mazzeo is associate producer.

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About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



History(R) Recounts the Tragedy of September 11 with Two New Documentaries and Original Podcast





History(R) Recounts the Tragedy of September 11 with Two New Documentaries and Original Podcast
“9/11: The Final Minutes of Flight 93” and “9/11: The Pentagon” will debut back-to-back on Friday, September 11.
[via press release from History]
HISTORY(R) RECOUNTS THE TRAGEDY OF SEPTEMBER 11 WITH TWO NEW DOCUMENTARIES AND ORIGINAL PODCAST

ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARIES “9/11: THE FINAL MINUTES OF FLIGHT 93” AND “9/11: THE PENTAGON” PREMIERE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 AT 8PM AND 9PM ET/PT

HISTORY AND WNYC STUDIOS CO-PRODUCE “BLINDSPOT: THE ROAD TO 9/11” PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY WNYC’S JIM O’GRADY

NEW YORK, NY – August 17, 2020 – HISTORY recounts the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with two new one-hour documentaries, “9/11: The Final Minutes of Fight 93” and “9/11: The Pentagon,” and is proud to present an original 8-part podcast, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11, hosted by WNYC reporter Jim O’Grady and co-produced in partnership with WNYC Studios. Premiering Friday, September 11 at 8pm and 9pm ET/PT, the impactful documentaries provide a unique and unsettling perspective on the historic events that took place on United Flight 93 and at the Pentagon that fatal day. Debuting Wednesday, September 9, the podcast series will bring together the voices of U.S. government and intelligence officials, national security experts, associates of the terrorists and more to tell the little-known story of the lead-up to September 11.

“HISTORY is dedicated to remembering the catastrophic events of September 11 with compelling and new premium content,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and General Manager for HISTORY. “We are honored to continue to commemorate the unrelenting bravery of the individuals who lost their lives that day – one Americans and our history will never forget.”

On September 11, 2001, one hijacked plane never reached its target when United Flight 93 crashed in rural Pennsylvania. In “9/11: The Final Minutes of Flight 93,” previously classified streams of evidence are combined to piece together what really happened in a gripping minute-by-minute account. Evidence includes secret service documents, air traffic control transmissions, phone records, voicemails, first person testimony and a top-secret audio recording that reveals details of United Flight 93’s crucial final moments. Premiering Friday, September 11 at 8pm ET/PT on HISTORY, it’s a story of heroism in the face of tragedy and sheds light on some of the biggest mysteries of that fateful flight.

On September 11, 1941, the U.S. War Department broke ground on a massive new five-sided headquarters that would rise to become the ultimate symbol of the American military. Sixty years to the day after construction began, a hijacked airliner crashed into the building as part of the largest coordinated terrorist attack ever on American soil. Told by the men and women who lived it, “9/11: The Pentagon” premiering Friday, September 11 at 9pm ET/PT on HISTORY, is the dramatic story of what happened inside the building in the harrowing minutes after impact; a raw eyewitness account of tragedy, heroism and survival on the day that forever transformed a nation.

While the devastating images of the September 11 attacks are seared into our national collective memory, most of the events that led up to that day took place out of public view. Over eight episodes, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 will bring to light the decade-long “shadow struggle” that preceded the attacks. The podcast series will discuss the existential threat at stake in every turn, the human drama of political motives and personal ambitions, and the glaring mistakes and unfortunate blind spots that led to the modern world’s single most devastating act of political terrorism. Beginning Wednesday, September 9, the series can be heard on www.history.com, www.wnycstudios.org/blindspot911podcast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, PocketCast and all other platforms where podcasts are available.

Hosted by WNYC reporter Jim O’Grady and based on HISTORY’s television documentary “Road to 9/11,” the podcast series will draw on interviews with more than 60 people – including FBI agents, high level bureaucrats, journalists, experts, and people who knew the terrorists personally – and weaves them together with original reporting to create a gripping, serialized narrative audio experience.

“9/11: The Final Minutes of Flight 93” is produced for HISTORY by Naked Television. Simon Andreae serves as executive producer for Naked Television. Dolores Gavin and Jim Pasquarella serve as executive producers for HISTORY.

“9/11: The Pentagon” is produced for HISTORY by Railsplitter Pictures in association with The Nacelle Company. Executive producers are Matthew Ginsburg and Tim Healy for Railsplitter Pictures. Brian Volk-Weiss and Cisco Henson are executive producers for The Nacelle Company. Kristen Burns serves as the co-executive producer. Zachary Behr serves as executive producer for HISTORY.

Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 is co-produced by HISTORY and WNYC Studios The 8-part podcast series is based on the television documentary “Road to 9/11,” produced by Left/Right for HISTORY.

About HISTORY(R)

HISTORY, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, HISTORY serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. HISTORY has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About WNYC STUDIOS

WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, and home to some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts, including Radiolab, On The Media, Trump, Inc., The New Yorker Radio Hour, Death, Sex & Money, and The United States of Anxiety. WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, revealing interviews, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnycstudios.org.



HBO’s Latest Comedy Special ENTRE NOS: THE WINNERS Debuts June 19

HBO’s Latest Comedy Special ENTRE NOS: THE WINNERS Debuts June 19

The winners of the “Latinos Stand-Up!” comedy competition – Mark Viera and Alex Carabaño – take center stage in this new edition of the stand-up comedy special. ENTRE NOS: THE WINNERS debuts on FRIDAY, JUNE 19 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and will be available to stream on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO Max and other partners’ platforms.

Comedians Mark Viera and Alex Carabaño perform in front of a live audience in the latest edition of HBO Latino’s Entre Nos stand-up specials. ENTRE NOS: THE WINNERS feature the two comedians who won a stand-up comedy competition held in conjunction with the New York Latino Film Festival, with Viera and Carabaño coming out on top. In these sets, Viera talks about our smartphone life vs. “the beeper life” of his younger days, getting in trouble from innocent social media posts, and the “delete delete box,” while Carabaño shares anecdotes about being short, astrology and dating, and having a family that doubted his heterosexuality. Let these two winners win you over in this exclusive comedy special.

This is an edition of HBO Latino’s “Entre Nos” comedy shows all available on HBO digital platforms including HBO Max. Entre Nos, parts one and two premiered in 2017; Entre Nos, parts three and four, as well as “Entre Nos: The Series,” and “Orlando Leyba: Adorable in 2018,” “Entre Nos: Spot On,” “Jerry Garcia: It’s Not My Weekend,” “Entre Nos: Gina Brillon: Easily Offended,” “Entre Nos Presents: Erik Rivera: Super White” and “Entre Nos Presents: Nick Guerra: Love Me At My Worst.”

Stay tuned for more details on the 2nd annual ‘Latinos Stand-Up!’ annual comedy competition.

ABOUT MARK VIERA
NYC born Comedian Mark Viera has been dubbed by many as the Latino Bernie Mac. A soul-baring storyteller, Mark consistently drives his audience to hysterics. To watch Viera perform is a unique comedy experience. Mark has been seen on NBC’s Emmy Award winning show “30 ROCK”, Byron Allen’s “Comics Unleashed,” Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias Presents: “Stand Up Revolution” and Russell Simmons Presents: “Live At The El Rey,” BET’s “Comic View” and AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.”

ABOUT ALEX CARABAÑO
Alex Carabaño may co-own New York’s longest running Latin vegan restaurant, VSPOT, but he’s also very serious about comedy. After years of hosting shows at his eatery, he’s even taken his act to Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater winning $1000 on national television. In the past two years, he decided to give more time to stand up and can be found grinding the circuit at comedy clubs, festivals, and more!

ABOUT HBO LATINO
HBO Latino® is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and culturally relevant programming to the U.S. Latino audience. Exclusive to the channel are award-winning Original Series from Latin America, Spanish language films from the U.S., Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean, Latin music concerts and artist specials, original comedy shows and more. Additionally, HBO Latino® offers the latest Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish. HBO Latino® is included for free with an HBO subscription, and can also be streamed on HBO GO®, HBO NOW®, and on HBO via HBO Max and other partners’ platforms.

Stay in tune with HBO Latino’s latest news and updates, view compelling video content and get sneak peeks with behind-the-scenes footage on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

NEW SNEAK PEEK CLIP OF APPLE’S GLOBAL HIT SERIES “DEFENDING JACOB” OFFERS GLIMPSE INTO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES FINALE





NEW SNEAK PEEK CLIP OF APPLE’S GLOBAL HIT SERIES “DEFENDING JACOB” OFFERS GLIMPSE INTO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES FINALE

“Defending Jacob” Concludes with Must-Watch Series Finale Episode,

this Friday, May 29 Exclusively on Apple TV+

“Addictive” – Chicago Sun-Times

“Compelling” – Decider

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple

Hailed by critics and fans alike for its stellar cast and gripping storyline, Apple’s hit limited series “Defending Jacob” will unveil the Barber family’s fate in its series finale episode premiering this Friday, May 29th exclusively on Apple TV+. Catch a glimpse into the shocking finale with a new sneak peek clip, available now.

In the finale episode of “Defending Jacob,” the trial comes to an end, but with unexpected consequences. The sneak peek clip shows Andy (Evans) coming face-to-face with his father Billy (J.K. Simmons) after an unforgettable confession is revealed.

The series, based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay stars Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, J.K. Simmons, Cherry Jones, Betty Gabriel, Pablo Schreiber and Sakina Jaffrey. “Defending Jacob” is produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content, and written and executive produced by Mark Bomback, who also serves as showrunner. All eight episodes of the series are directed by Academy Award nominee Morten Tyldum, who also serves as executive producer. Chris Evans stars and executive producers, alongside Rosalie Swedlin and Adam Shulman who executive produce for Anonymous Content.

ABOUT “DEFENDING JACOB”

“Defending Jacob” is a gripping, character-driven drama based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay. Starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel, Sakina Jaffrey and J.K. Simmons, the limited series unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town, and follows an assistant district attorney who finds himself torn between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son.

ABOUT APPLE TV+

Apple TV+ is available in more than 100 countries on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.



Reelz Adds New Original Programming for May 2020





Reelz Adds New Original Programming for May 2020 with Specials and a Returning Original Series
Fresh installments of “Behind Closed Doors,” “Friends Speak” and “Breaking the Band” are all on tap.

[via press release from Reelz]
REELZ ADDS NEW ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING FOR MAY 2020 WITH SPECIALS AND A RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES
New Special ‘Beverly Hills, 90210: Behind Closed Doors’ Hosted by Natalie Morales Celebrates the Iconic Teen Drama TV Show Marking 30 Years Since Its Premiere
New Special ‘Natalee Holloway: Her Friends Speak’ Explores the Mysterious Disappearance of the Alabama Teenager
Returning Original Series ‘Breaking the Band’ Reveals the Real Stories Behind the Break Ups of Legendary Bands The Police, The Mamas and the Papas and Simon & Garfunkel
(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, April 20, 2020 – REELZ today announced new programming for May 2020 with new original specials about the TV show that invented the teen ensemble drama genre in Beverly Hills, 90210 and the troubling real story of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in Aruba along with new episodes of fan favorite original series Breaking the Band about the break ups of megabands The Police, The Mamas and the Papas and Simon & Garfunkel who created generation-defining anthems and sold hundreds of millions of records.
“Music, mystery and a monumental and beloved TV show take center stage for May premieres on REELZ,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “From the flaring tempers and clashing egos that took down some of our favorite bands to the real lives impacted by Natalee Holloway’s still unsolved disappearance and the magic that made ’90s hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210, May on REELZ is packed with compelling stories.”
May premieres begin with a new episode of Breaking the Band on Sunday, May 3 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT about the collapse of rock band The Police exploring whether the group was derailed by the ambitions of its lead singer Sting. New episodes of Breaking the Band continue on Sunday, May 10 with back to back episodes starting at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with a look at how drug culture tore apart ’60s folk rock group The Mamas and the Papas followed by Simon & Garfunkel at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT about the meteoric rise and sudden split of the dynamic duo. Then on Sunday, May 17 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT it’s Beverly Hills, 90210: Behind Closed Doors with host Natalie Morales showing viewers what it took to make the show from its unforgettable characters to its fast rise to popularity and pop culture prominence tackling taboo issues through powerful storylines. Finally, on Sunday, May 31 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT it’s Natalee Holloway: Her Friends Speak with Holloway’s friends Claire Fierman and Mallie Tucker along with investigators all speaking out about the unsettling and still unsolved case 15 years later.
Below are descriptions for new May 2020 programming* listed in order of premiere date and time:
Breaking the Band – “The Police” – New episode premieres Sunday, May 3 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. In the early ’80s The Police was hailed as one of the biggest bands in the world having sold more than 75 million albums with numerous massive hits including “Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne” and “Message in a Bottle”. Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland dominated the charts and packed out stadiums but then shockingly split while at the peak of their rock and roll stardom. Rumors of lead singer Sting’s fast growing ego, personality clashes and physical fights grew but was this band’s implosion really down to just the ambitions of its lead singer or were other factors at work? This episode tells the story of The Police who defined an era and reveals the truth behind why they were torn apart. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
Breaking the Band – “The Mamas and the Papas” – New episode premieres Sunday, May 10 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. The Mamas and The Papas were one of the most iconic groups of the “Swinging Sixties” with their unique vocal harmonies and timeless pop melodies they catapulted to the top of the Billboard charts with songs “California Dreamin'”, “Go Where You Wanna Go” and “Monday, Monday” among others. The band’s journey to the dizzying heights of fame was strewn with tales of infidelity, unrequited love and power struggles fueled by a hedonistic lifestyle centered around drinking and drugs. Despite The Mamas and The Papas’ star burning for only a few short years the band left an indelible mark on the music industry. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
Breaking the Band – “Simon & Garfunkel” – New episode premieres Sunday, May 10 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Simon & Garfunkel were the most successful folk-rock duo of the ’60s selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their distinct melodies and songs including “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate soundtrack and “The Sound of Silence” helped define a decade but at the height of their success just four years after they burst into public consciousness the duo split up. The former childhood best friends suffered from jealously, rivalry and numerous betrayals. This episode reveals the true story behind one of music’s most tempestuous relationships. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
Beverly Hills, 90210: Behind Closed Doors – New special premieres Sunday, May 17 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. It was the teen show that invented the youth ensemble drama genre and rose to the top of the class. For much of its 10-year run the series reigned supreme among young people everywhere. Its unforgettable characters spoke to a generation from the brooding bad boy with a heart of gold Dylan McKay (the late Luke Perry) to the always dependable Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley), his life-of-the-party friend Steve Sanders (Ian Ziering) and Brandon’s down-to-earth sister Brenda (Shannen Doherty) millions of viewers tuned in weekly to see their trials and tribulations as Minnesota teens Brandon and Brenda were transplanted to the glitz and glam of Beverly Hills. In Beverly Hills, 90210: Behind Closed Doors viewers go inside the world of TV’s most famous zip code to see how the actors scored what would become the roles of a lifetime, the early struggles of the series to find an audience to then dealing with the juggernaut that it became. Hard-hitting topics from AIDS to teen pregnancy to drugs elevated the show from teenage drama to a show to which audiences could relate. Along the way there were surprising cast departures and after 10 seasons all of the stars eventually moved on but then almost 30 years after its debut there’s an unexpected TV reunion. Through first-hand stories, rare footage and photographs Beverly Hills, 90210: Behind Closed Doors offers a glimpse into this ground-breaking series’ early days through to its enduring impact on culture. Beverly Hills, 90210: Behind Closed Doors is produced by Peacock Productions.
Natalee Holloway: Her Friends Speak – New special premieres Sunday, May 31 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Natalee Holloway disappeared while on a school trip in Aruba in 2005. Why and how did this popular and responsible Alabama honors student completely vanish? Evidence points to the man Holloway was last seen with in Joran van der Sloot but as Holloway’s parents quickly found out when they visited Aruba to look for their missing daughter local authorities would hardly be an ally in the quest to find Natalee. Now in Natalee Holloway: Her Friends Speak Holloway’s friends Mallie Tucker and Claire Fierman speak out about the night Holloway vanished and the nightmare experience that followed. Also sharing their stories are Bob and Cary Plummer who were teachers at Holloway’s high school and who chaperoned the Aruba trip. Private investigator T.J. Ward and former secret service agent Arthur Wood give their first-hand accounts of being involved in the search for Holloway and what they think really happened as well as their harsh critique of the Aruban authorities handling of the case. Natalee Holloway: Her Friends Speak is produced by Kinetic Content and Pyramid Productions.
About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)
REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network that is home to factual entertainment, television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning miniseries The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours of… , Scandal Made Me Famous, Behind Closed Doors, Geraldo Rivera’s Murder In The Family and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also provides specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.
REELZ is available in 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



BRAVO’S “MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LOS ANGELES” RETURNS ON TUESDAY, MAY 5 AT 10PM ET/PT





BRAVO’S “MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LOS ANGELES” RETURNS ON TUESDAY, MAY 5 AT 10PM ET/PT

•“Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” returns with a special 75-minute season premiere Tuesday, May 5 at 10pm ET/PT on Bravo
•Returning for season 12 are agents Josh Flagg, Josh Altman, Tracy Tutor, James Harris and David Parnes.
•Making his mark on both coasts, Fredrik Eklund of “Million Dollar Listing New York” stirs up major drama between the agents with his Los Angeles arrival.
•To view the season trailer: https://www.bravotv.com/million-dollar-listing-los-angeles/season-12/videos/your-first-look-at-million-dollar-listing-los

Coming up this season:
•This season, these top agents must think outside the box to generate interest and navigate an ever-changing market, dominated by unrealistic sellers and softening prices.
•Josh Flagg is willing to travel far and wide for a shot at a record-breaking sale, even if it means teaming up and road tripping with his mortal enemy…Josh Altman. It’s not all a buddy comedy as this duo ends up on opposite sides of the negotiating table.
•With his own flagship office in Beverly Hills, Josh Altman is expanding his business and his family, as he and Heather welcome a new baby. Josh isn’t afraid to go to extremes to stay at the top, whether it’s donning a knight costume or squaring off against his old friend Fredrik Eklund.
•With a 500-million-dollar portfolio in Malibu, Tracy climbs her way to the top of the real estate game. Tracy faces off with a demanding developer, co-lists a historic Hollywood party pad with Altman, and even travels to Arizona, but she faces her biggest real estate challenge yet when she puts her own Brentwood home on the market.
•James and David learn that the key to staying at the top of the real estate game is expanding their territory. They venture out to Pasadena to sell a mid-century gem, then to Santa Monica for a double lot, and finally list a 20-million-dollar East Coast traditional in a quiet celebrity enclave. James and David also take Tracy to task when they learn she might not have their back.

“Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles” is produced for Bravo by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Morgan Miller and Shannon Wilson serving as Executive Producers.

About Bravo:

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network has a diverse slate of original programming that includes unscripted favorites such as Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” & “Project Runway,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: on demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.



The Rookie 3/29 (Rerun) on ABC





The Rookie: 211 (3/29) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/23/20)
March 24, 2020

LUCY IS MISSING AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON ABC’S ‘THE ROOKIE’

“Day of Death” – Officer Nolan and the entire team are in a desperate search to rescue Officer Chen after her abduction and must attempt to get Rosalind to help them in their search. Meanwhile, after Officer Lopez discovers Wesley unconscious from a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and pills, she is forced to keep him close by, on ABC’s “The Rookie,” airing SUNDAY, MARCH 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, V) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/23/20)

“The Rookie” stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin Jr. as Jackson West, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.

Guest starring in this episode is Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Harold Perrineau as Detective Nick Armstrong, Ali Larter as Dr. Grace Sawyer, Annie Wersching as Rosalind Dyer, Julian Acosta as Sgt. Antonio Hernandez, Michael Cassidy as Caleb Wright and Natalia Del Riego as Nora Valdez.

“Day of Death” was written by Brynn Malone and Fredrick Kotto, and directed by David McWhirter.

Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer. Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross, Terence Paul Winter and Rob Bowman are executive producers on the series. “The Rookie” is a co-production with Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios.



NETFLIX CONFIRMS NEW KOREAN ORIGINAL EXTRACURRICULAR TO PREMIERE ON APRIL 29





NETFLIX CONFIRMS NEW KOREAN ORIGINAL EXTRACURRICULAR TO PREMIERE ON APRIL 29

Extracurricular portrays a group of high school students who risk everything on the wrong choices that cannot be undone
SOME MISTAKES CANNOT BE ERASED
SEOUL, March 19, 2020 – Netflix Inc., the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, confirms that Extracurricular will premiere on April 29th.
Extracurricular is a Netflix original series that follows a group of high school students who choose a life of crime and face the dangerous consequences that result from their choices. The show is an offbeat and intense drama by veteran director Kim Jin-min (Lawless Lawyer, The Time Between Dog and Wolf, and Marriage Contract) and new aspiring writer Jin Han-sae.
Extracurricular has a fresh young cast of talented actors. Kim Dong-hee, who has been incredibly charming in the web series A-Teen, as well as such dramas as SKY Castle and Itaewon Class, takes on a strikingly different role of Jisoo, a model student who wanders into a life of crime. Jung Da-bin, who is well-known as a child actor in Korea, plays the ‘mean girl’ Minhee, while Park Ju-hyun, discovered by the creators of Extracurricular, plays Jisoo’s accomplice Gyuri. Nam Yoon-su, who is known for his roles in various web dramas, shows off his talent as Kitae, Minhee’s boyfriend and a school bully.
These exciting actors are brought together to create a powerful and gripping story of youth at risk. The character posters show a striking image of the four students in black and white being ripped by savage claw marks. The tagline ‘Some Mistakes Cannot Be Erased’ elicits curiosity about the life-changing decisions they make and what consequences they face.
The Netflix original series Extracurricular premieres worldwide on April 29th.
About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 167 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films 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.