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[05/24/19 - 09:24 AM]
YouTube Heats up Summer Programming with Full Slate of Free Series and Specials!
Following a record-setting Coachella livestream, YouTube is expanding its 2019 live music festival lineup to include coverage of Lollapalooza this summer.

[via press release from YouTube]

YOUTUBE HEATS UP SUMMER PROGRAMMING WITH FULL SLATE OF FREE SERIES AND SPECIALS

Following YouTube's huge Brandcast presentation and news that all of its YouTube Originals will be free, YouTube Originals kicks off summer with an exciting slate of new and returning original series and specials to keep viewers engaged after the successful Cobra Kai season 2 launch.

Below is a full list of everything premiering this summer on YouTube, but let us know if you're particularly interested in a title, screeners, assets or plan to include in any summer TV roundups.

STATE OF PRIDE -- May 29

YouTube Original feature documentary STATE OF PRIDE takes an unflinching look at the significance of Pride 50 years after the historic Stonewall Riots. Starring Raymond Braun as he travels to three diverse communities - Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama - hosting intimate and honest interviews about the meaning of Pride, from the perspective of a younger generation for whom it still has personal urgency. The documentary, which made its world premiere at the opening night of SXSW, is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, known for their groundbreaking work on the LGBTQ+ experience.

STATE OF PRIDE will premiere exclusively on the YouTube Originals channel May 29, 2019.

MALUMA: LO QUE ERA, LO QUE SOY, LO QUE SERE -- June 5

Directed by Jessy Terrero, this 90-minute feature documentary follows Maluma, global Latin music star, by tracing his humble origins in Colombia and evolution to selling out stadiums worldwide. Featuring exclusive, revealing, interviews with family, friends and Maluma himself. First- look teaser here!

THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS -- June 5

In celebration of Pride Month, YouTube will make THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS available for free for the first time on YouTube from June 5 to 30, 2019. Fans can head to Gigi's YouTube channel to watch.

THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS, which debuted in February 2017, portrays the intimate journey of Gigi Lazzarato, a fearless young woman who began life as Gregory Lazzarato, posting beauty and fashion videos to YouTube from his bedroom, only to later come out as a transgender female to an audience of millions. With never-before-seen personal footage, the film provides a raw and revealing look into a life that never compromises happiness, and spotlights a family's unwavering and unconditional love for a child.

Directed by two-time Oscar(R) award winner Barbara Kopple and executive produced by SelectNext (now Third Act Entertainment), the critically-acclaimed, award-winning documentary made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival before debuting on YouTube Premium.

STONEWALL OUTLOUD -- June 26

YouTube Originals, StoryCorps and World of Wonder announce a new documentary, STONEWALL OUTLOUD. Produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder (Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures), the documentary brings the original audio recording to life with contemporary voices in the LGBTQ community that will feature YouTube creators and LGBTQ celebrities. The film builds upon StoryCorps' long-standing commitment to record the powerful, varied experiences of LGBTQ people. Dave Isay's first documentary for public radio, 15 years before he founded StoryCorps, was Remembering Stonewall. Broadcast on NPR in 1989, the project was the first-ever documentary on the seminal 1969 events. Remembering Stonewall wove together in audio first-person accounts of those who fought during the uprising - and seeded the foundational ideas behind StoryCorps: the beauty, courage, and poetry we can find in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen, and the importance of honoring the stories of those who may feel least heard. This audio documentary forms the basis for a new YouTube Original, called STONEWALL OUTLOUD. Guests will be announced at a later date.

STONEWALL OUTLOUD will premiere June 26, 2019 exclusively on the World of Wonder YouTube channel.

LOLLAPALOOZA LIVESTREAM -- August 1-4

Following a record-setting Coachella livestream, YouTube is expanding its 2019 live music festival lineup to include coverage of Lollapalooza this summer. In addition to the curated live stream over the four-day festival, for the first time ever, fans will get additional custom content giving unique access to the festivals' artists.

BOOKTUBE -- Summer 2019 TBD

On the heels of the critically acclaimed, "BookTube" special with Michelle Obama that drew an impressive 1.5 million views, "BookTube" will return as a series. Each episode will feature prominent authors and notable personalities discussing their best-selling books with top BookTubers and YouTubers. And like any great book club, BookTube will meet once a month.





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[06/26/19 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Renews This Summer's Top New Broadcast Scripted Series "Blood & Treasure"
The series is currently the #1 new summer scripted series with 5.71 million viewers while improving its time period by +17% over the same time slot in summer 2018.

[06/26/19 - 10:16 AM]
A&E Network Returns to Paranormal Programming with New Shows Including the Return of "Ghost Hunters" with Original Team Leader Grant Wilson
Also due back: new seasons of "Psychic Kids" and "Celebrity Ghost Stories."

[06/26/19 - 10:11 AM]
Original WE tv Special, "Angel Brinks: The Real Bling" Premiering Thursday, July 25 at 10PM ET/PT Gives an Inside Look Into the World of Hip Hop Fashion Maven
Whether it's sparkly leggings, blinged-out dresses and bodysuits, or over-the-top accessories, Brinks' super-sexy, form-fitting designs are unique pieces that take time to create.

[06/26/19 - 10:10 AM]
Video: VH1's "Scream" - First Look
The MTV series returns on sibling VH1 with a three-night event, July 8-10.

[06/26/19 - 10:00 AM]
"Miz & Mrs" Returns to USA Network on Tuesday, August 6
The network previously renewed the series for season two which is scheduled to air in 2020.

[06/26/19 - 09:14 AM]
Exes and Business Partners Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa Return for 18 New Episodes of HGTV Hit Series "Flip or Flop" on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
After attracting more than 19 million viewers in its last run, the fresh season opens with a glimpse of Christina and Tarek's new family dynamic.

[06/26/19 - 09:07 AM]
Paramount Network Greenlights "Coyote," A New Scripted Series From Emmy Award-Winning Executive Producer And Director Michelle Maclaren, Starring Emmy Award-Winning Actor Michael Chiklis
"Coyote" is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America.

[06/26/19 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Holds Off "Big Brother" Return
NBC cruises to victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[06/26/19 - 08:02 AM]
John Boyega and Letitia Wright Set to Star in Steve McQueen Series for BBC One
Amazon has licensed the show - "Small Axe," a London-set 1970s anthology - in the United States.

[06/26/19 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Trailer & Key Art Debut - "Orange Is the New Black's" Seventh and Final Season
Look for the show's swan song beginning Friday, July 26 on Netflix.

[06/26/19 - 07:00 AM]
Netflix Original Series "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" Announces Additional Voice Cast
Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver and Dave Goelz are among the latest additions.

[06/26/19 - 06:51 AM]
"Blood & Water," Netflix's Second African Original, Starts Production Starring a Young, Diverse Cast
The series follows the exploits of the intelligent yet spontaneous 16 year-old, Puleng Khumalo, as she investigates the cold case of her abducted-at-birth older sister.

[06/26/19 - 04:22 AM]
Acorn TV Greatly Expands Distribution with Apple TV Channels, The Roku Channel, Amazon Prime Canada and Android TV
"Acorn TV is now available in more ways than ever before so customers can watch its addictive international mysteries and dramas on whatever device or platform they prefer," said Mike Pears.

[06/26/19 - 12:51 AM]
Netflix Expands Japanese Live Action Programming Growing Local Content Library
Since launch in September 2015, Netflix has been growing its library of locally produced stories.

[06/25/19 - 02:03 PM]
WarnerMedia Orders Patrick Somerville's "Made for Love" and "Station Eleven" for Streaming Service
The projects are based on the novels by Alissa Nutting and Emily St. John Mandel, respectively.