Monthly Archives: June 2018

ION Media Announces 12 New Programming Acquisitions for Qubo and ION Life

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ION Media today announced an all-new slate of programming acquisitions, in addition to several series renewals, premiering in 2018 on its special interest digital networks Qubo and ION Life.

Leading OTT Channel, Asiancrush, Will Premiere the Classic, Epic Anime Series, The Twelve Kingdoms, On June 29

New York, NY (June 27, 2018) — This June, voyage to a distant, fantastical kingdom with the classic anime epic, THE TWELVE KINGDOMS, which will premiere on AsianCrush, one of the leading OTT channels featuring Asian programming. Currently the sole service to be streaming the popular fantasy series, all 45 complete episodes will be available on June 29, 2018 across all of AsianCrush’s platforms. The announcement was made by David Chu, President of AsianCrush parent company, Digital Media Rights, a pioneer in digital distribution.

Murder of ‘Killing Fields’ star Haing Ngor still haunts detective: ‘I didn’t have any answers’

Actor Haing Ngor won Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Killing Fields at the 1985 Oscars.

Actor Haing Ngor won “Best Supporting Actor” for his role in “The Killing Fields” at the 1985 Oscars.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/26/murder-killing-fields-star-haing-ngor-still-haunts-detective-didn-t-have-any-answers.html

Oxygen Media Presents SERIAL KILLER WITH PIERS MORGAN Premiering This July

Oxygen Media Presents SERIAL KILLER WITH PIERS MORGAN Premiering This July

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, will debut “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan,” hosted and executive produced by renown journalist Piers Morgan, beginning with two episodes Monday, July 16 at 7PM ET/PT and Monday, July 23 at 7PM ET/PT. With unprecedented access to maximum security prisons, “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan” explores the minds of the most depraved serial killers for the first time. Having never spoken on camera about their crimes until now, each chilling hour centers around Piers’ up close and personal interviews with a killer.

Piers delves into the minds of killers who haunted communities for decades and attempts to discover what drove them to murder. He also meets with victims’ families and law enforcement to understand how the actions of these men wreaked havoc across America as police raced against

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Media-Presents-SERIAL-KILLER-WITH-PIERS-MORGAN-Premiering-This-July-20180620

Oxygen’s ‘The Price Of Duty’ Examines Infamous ‘Pizza Bomber’ Case From Netflix’s ‘Evil Genius’

Netflix’s superb four-episode docuseries Evil Genius left many viewers with more questions than answers. Following the bizarre 2003 case of a man who robbed a bank with a bomb locked around his neck, the baffling investigation offered a winding road of intrigue and mystery as viewers attempted to solve what basically amounted to an inscrutable riddle. Who was the true mastermind behind the heinous scheme that resulted in the public death of Brian Wells? How involved was Mr. Wells?

Oxygen’s newest true-crime reality series The Price of Duty centers on a number of homicide detectives who reexamine the most haunting cases of their careers. Recounting their investigations and offering new perspectives and insights, the law enforcement officials open up about how these emotionally draining mysteries impacted and changed their lives forever. Last night’s The Price of Duty focused on Jerry Clark, the lead investigator for the FBI on the infamous Erie “Pizza Bomber” case

Read more at: https://decider.com/2018/06/19/oxygen-price-of-duty-netflix-evil-genius/

Crime and Viewership

Lifetime tonight will premiere a new primetime block of true crime-based programming, which is not surprising since the genre is making a killing with female viewers.

Networks, from true crime-branded cable outlets such as Investigation Discovery and Oxygen, to general-entertainment services like Lifetime, TV One and Reelz Channel, are reeling in female viewers attracted to dramatic re-enactments of often grizzly crimes — mostly committed by and against women — that are often as thrilling and more unpredictable than fiction-based scripted series.

TV tonight: The ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’

TV picks for Monday, June 18

WATCH THIS:

“The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC): Clay’s stunning exit only revs up the already fierce competition for Becca’s heart. The cocktail party continues with a private conversation between the Bachelorette and Blake while an intimate sit-down chat with Jordan ends in a surprise. The group begins their journey with a trip to Park City, Utah. Becca and her date of the day join celebrated 2006 Olympic bobsled silver medalists Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock for a quick trip down the track. Country star Granger Smith caps off the night with a romantic private concert. Thirteen suitors see if they can make the grade as lumberjacks, and one last individual date takes Becca and her guy on a snowmobile excursion.

“MTV Movie TV Awards,” (9 p.m., MTV): Tiffany Haddish is our hilarious host for the annual celebration of the actors, stories and moments that drove pop-culture

Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/18/tv-tonight-mon-17/

TV tonight: The ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’

TV picks for Monday, June 18

WATCH THIS:

“The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC): Clay’s stunning exit only revs up the already fierce competition for Becca’s heart. The cocktail party continues with a private conversation between the Bachelorette and Blake while an intimate sit-down chat with Jordan ends in a surprise. The group begins their journey with a trip to Park City, Utah. Becca and her date of the day join celebrated 2006 Olympic bobsled silver medalists Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock for a quick trip down the track. Country star Granger Smith caps off the night with a romantic private concert. Thirteen suitors see if they can make the grade as lumberjacks, and one last individual date takes Becca and her guy on a snowmobile excursion.

“MTV Movie TV Awards,” (9 p.m., MTV): Tiffany Haddish is our hilarious host for the annual celebration of the actors, stories and moments that drove pop-culture

Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/18/tv-tonight-mon-17/

Monday’s Viewing Picks

All Times Eastern

College Baseball
NCAA College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, NE
Elimination Game
Oregon State vs. Washington — ESPN, 2 p.m.

Winners Bracket
North Carolina vs. Mississippi State — ESPN, 7 p.m.

College Basketball
Inside College Basketball: Draft Special: In the Paint — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Draft Special: Summer School — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Draft Special: Roundball Round Table — CBS Sports Network, 9 p.m.

FIFA World Cup
Group F, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Sweden vs. Republic of Korea — Telemundo, 7:30 a.m./FS1, 8 a.m.

Group G, Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia
Belgium vs. Panama — Telemundo, 10:30 a.m./FS1, 11 a.m.

Group G, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia
Tunisia vs. England — Telemundo, 1:30 p.m./FS1, 2 p.m.

2018 FIFA World Cup Preview Show — FS1, 6:30 a.m.
Hoy en la Copa Mundial — Telemundo, 7 a.m.
FIFA World Cup Live — FS1, 7

Read more at: http://thesportsdaily.com/2018/06/18/mondays-viewing-picks-72-f1b1/

Harlan native wins lead film role

Harlan County horror movie fans have a special treat to look forward to soon. A hometown girl has earned the lead role in an upcoming horror feature.

Harlan native Ashe Parker has secured the lead role – her first – in an upcoming horror sequel currently shooting under the title D.F.I.T.W. The film began shooting in Ohio this week.

Parker explained how she landed the job.

“I was actually looking at another director’s projects,” Parker said. “He mentioned the director of this film, Shawn Burkett, may need someone, so I contacted the director personally.”

Parker said Burkett was also considering an actress from Los Angeles for the role when she contacted him.

“They offered the role to me, and I’m really excited about it,” Parker said. “I’ve always wanted to be in a horror film.”

Parker will fill the role of Nurse Vanessa, the head nurse at a summer camp.

“We’ll be filming on location in Oxford,

Read more at: https://www.harlandaily.com/2018/06/11/harlan-native-wins-lead-film-role/