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'Manifest' Creator Jeff Rake Talks Social Media & The Future Of The Show

Written by 20 July, 2021

If there is an unexpected Cinderella story that came out of the otherwise grim first half of the broadcast television year in 2021, it was the surprising second life of the former NBC drama Manifest.

The network decided against picking up another season after the show wrapped its third season a few weeks ago, and for most shows, that would be the end of the story. Yes, a few canceled shows do find a new life somewhere else, but it's an extremely rare situation. And as the cast of Good Girls can tell you, these resurrections can fall apart at the last minute.

To be fair to NBC, despite having accomplished the impressive feat of lasting three seasons, Manifest was never a critic's darling, and while the ratings were solid, the show wasn't a massive hit in the ratings. But maybe that relatively low profile on broadcast television will help make its second life possible.

The first two seasons of Manifest were added to Netflix in early June, and the show quickly rose to the top of the Netflix Top Ten list in the U.S. It spent more than a month at #1 or just below the top, which would be an impressive feat for any series. Sure, that viewing performance was helped because there were two seasons of episodes to binge at once. But it was also the result of a well-made show with a cast that brought the complex mythology to life. And it was a well-made show that most people have not seen.

Since the first days of Manifest, various cast and crew members have been highly engaged in social media, helping to build a community that was ready to fight for the show when it needed saving. And they have been fighting - using social media to promote everything from watch parties to email campaigns in hopes of saving the show. And one of the most vocal voices on social media has been show creator, showrunner, and executive producer Jeff Rake. He's a constant presence online, and I wanted to talk to him about his approach to social media and how he is leveraging that online presence to try and save the show. 

I spoke with Jeff by phone, and here is the complete conversation, lightly edited for clarity:

From the very first days of Manifest being on NBC, you have been very engaged on social media with fans. You've been a strong advocate for the show, and that's not something a lot of showrunners are comfortable doing. Can you walk me through your thoughts about why this approach made sense for you?

Jeff Rake: When I think about the relationship between social media and Manifest, there is a deep connection that has always felt very organic. In my opinion, one of the satisfying aspects of the show for the viewer is that you're not only watching a show; you're on a shared journey with the characters and everybody else who is watching the show with you. And I think that social aspect - in a really wonderful way - has elevated the television viewing experience. Because it allows us as a community of entertainment consumers to communicate with each other, brainstorm together, and puzzle-solve together when it comes to the mysteries of the show. And then also to just emote communally. To just share in the emotional journey together. 

I think we've always done that. But it was always at home. Alone or with whoever was with us on the couch. But in this modern era, to have the opportunity to find like-minded people and have the ability to have an ongoing conversation about the journey makes the experience all the more satisfying and powerful. So as the creator and showrunner, I like to participate in that aspect of the experience as much as I can. Because I like to think that my contribution to the dialogue is additive and hopefully brings additional insight into the viewing experience. 

And honestly, I do it because it's fun for me, just like it is for everyone else. Ultimately, we're all communicating with each other on social because we get a kick out of it, and I must admit, I certainly do.

Manifest is a show in a real sweet spot for me when it comes to broadcast television. It's heavily serialized, it's got a complex mythology. And the recent success rate for these types of shows is not especially positive. I think in the past ten years, Manifest might be the only one to get past season one. And aside from the show's quality, I think one reason Manifest survived through three seasons is that it had such a strong social media following. I enjoyed Debris this past season (an NBC series canceled after one season), but the showrunner wasn't active on social media, neither was a lot of the cast. Even the official NBC Twitter account just had a few hundred followers. So there wasn't anyone out there championing the show, and I think that matters in 2021.

I suspect that you're right about that. I think any savvy creator who is lucky enough to have a show on broadcast - or on cable or streaming for that matter - is thinking about how to engage on social with its fanbase.

And in the case of Manifest, it was a perfect storm of an incredibly appealing cast. A cast that includes many actors who themselves are very engaged on social. And they've been great partners of mine in keeping up the dialogue on Twitter, Instagram. I pop onto Facebook, and I pop onto Reddit. Or truthfully, it's my wife popping onto Reddit, and then she tells me what's going on. So I apologize to anybody who is on Reddit who is disappointed I haven't been directly active there. I've been lucky because of that cast of mine being so engaged, so that's a giant asset to the show. 

Another aspect of the show that makes it very effective on social is the storytelling itself. To your point, we're a broadcast, serialized mystery. A show that defies the norm of what has been succeeding on broadcast in recent years. You would arguably have to go back to Lost for the last time where there was a home run with a broadcast serialized mystery. And look, Manifest isn't that. We're done fine on broadcast. We had three great seasons on broadcast. Obviously, NBC felt the numbers weren't strong enough to keep us going. I think they're thinking twice about that now, given the strong showing we've had on the platforms. 

But getting back to your original point. It's important to take social very seriously when you are launching a show in the modern era. You can make the argument that there's a level of expectation among consumers of entertainment that not only will they be able to watch a show, but that they'll also be able to somehow on social with the storytellers - creators, writers, directors, actors or crewmembers. Or at the least, a vibrant social community engaging in the conversation throughout the season. It's almost become the new normal. And I think because a show has an upside in growing popularity in the face of adversity - case in point, Manifest . Canceled by NBC, blows up on a platform, social blows up again talking about it. And it becomes arguably the most talked-about show for the summer of 2021.

Can you talk at all about where the fate of Manifest stands right now? You're still out there pushing it on social media as if it was the second episode of season one. You must have some optimism that something might happen with the show?

One of my favorite movies is Field Of Dreams, and we both remember the mantra, "If you build it, they will come." So there is a little bit of reckless optimism going on here, and I have just set out to keep the conversation alive. A lot of the actors, as well as a number of fans have been engaging in the conversation with me. I have seen enough Cinderella story endings over the years with other shows. A show is canceled, and then due to overwhelming popularity in reruns or a platform or social media engagement, either a third-party studio or a third-party network stepped in and created a number of new episodes or a movie or kept the show going. I've seen it happen often enough that I have to ask myself, "Why not Manifest?" Here we are a month, almost five weeks after the cancelation announcement, and more people than ever are watching the show.

All I can report from Hollywood is that the incredible support and enthusiasm for the show has been noticed and has resulted in some conversations. I know that NBC is aware of the interest. I know they've taken notice. Obviously, Netflix is aware. They've taken notice. And other people have taken notice. We have taken several calls discussing financing assistance. These are companies that produce television and movies and music, and they've reached out to us and sat down with us and had a serious conversation about figuring out how we could keep the show going.

I can't speak to it any more specifically than that. Other than I know it is being noticed. I know conversations are happening. Whether or not that will result in the tangible result I'm hoping for - additional episodes, a finale movie - time will tell.

I am assuming that the cast contracts have expired at this point?

Typically when a large-scale studio production launches, the studio makes sure that they have long-term options with the actors, so they continue should the show be picked up for additional seasons, and that was the case here. The contracts expire, and there is a set expiration date, in this case, sometime around the middle of June. 

And in the weeks following the cancellation, the studio asked for the actors for a several week extension so they could shop around and see whether anyone wanted to pick up the show. And all of the actors were kind enough to do for a couple of more weeks. And then we got to a point where no one was immediately stepping up, and at this point, those contracts have expired.

So right now, those actors are out there as free agents. So that's just one more hurdle we would have to overcome should we find our partner to continue producing the show.

But here's what I do know. All the actors love the show and love working with each other. I'm in constant touch with the actors and we're all paying close attention to what's happening out there. They want to finish the story just like I do. I'm hopeful that when the time comes for us to produce something, we'll be able to get the band back together.

 

 

Last modified on Tuesday, 20 July 2021 22:03

Op Ed: Why Can't Disney+ Fix Their Episode Order Problem?

Written by 16 July, 2021

In my newsletter on Thursday, I wrote about the addition of some of Norman Lear's classic television shows to Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV. I noted that fans had been complaining about missing episodes and episodes listed out of order, both problems that could be confusing for casual viewers of the shows.

The piece generated a lot of comments from subscribers of other streaming services, who noted similar problems often pop up elsewhere. But some of the most passionate complaints came from Disney+ subscribers, who noted that the service continues to have multiple problems with its episode listings, primarily episodes that are out of order. Several problems were resolved by the service after complaints came from the creators of the affected shows. But for most of the other issues, repeated complaints have not led to any corrections.

One frequent chronicler of the problem is Drew, who runs the website DisneyDejaVu.com. He keeps a running list of all of episodic order issues on Disney+ and I am turning this over to him to explain why it matters:

I remember after Disney+ launched being irritated that some episodes were out of order while competitors like Prime Video had in the proper order. Disney+ says they add them in airdate order, but it's known that airdate order is often wrong for kid's shows. Disney was notorious for this - they aired episodes as they pleased, not as they were written. For TV that may have worked - people drop in and out. 

The problem is that this is the binge era now and the service serves as the "forever home" for these titles. People don't "drop in and out." They watch from the start and in order. When pilots that introduce the story and characters are placed 20 episodes into the series or villains are appearing multiple episodes after they've been vanquished, it ruins your enjoyment. 

While the airdate policy is necessary for uploading episodes efficiently, they have to be able to correct necessary mistakes they make or that were made at the time of airing. Case-by-case needs to be handled as it's reported. They cannot be rigid with it. How many months of people telling them Darkwing Duck's pilot episodes are listed as #29-30 are acceptable to take before they move them to the #1 and 2 slot?

In the case of the Disney Afternoon series every pilot is mid-series because Disney aired them first as a long movie, then split them up and inserted  them as individual episodes in syndication. We've reported this constantly. They fixed DuckTales 1987, Goof Troop, and TaleSpin  four months ago, but left Bonkers, Hercules, Rescue Rangers, and Darkwing Duck with the same problem.

There are countless articles written since the launch calling them out for this which you'd think would amount to "bad press" - who wants to subscribe to a service that is accused of making series unwatchable for new fans or frustrating for old ones? Ever since launch I've become determined to amplify the voices of the many who complain daily about Disney+ episode order issues, hoping someday Disney takes it seriously enough to fix it all so new fans can discover shows as the creators intended them to be watched. 

On my own news site, Disney Deja Vu, I isolated the 15 series with episode order issues that affect storylines / narratives. These are the 15 that need to be fixed the fastest or perhaps the only 15 that need to be fixed at all.

We've now seen them re-order shows for the creators of DuckTales 2017, Phineas and Ferb, Amphibia, and Big City Greens relatively quickly after the creators complained. In other words - they can do this fast when they choose to.

Yet the speed of fixes requested by the paying subscribers is glacial. I've spoken to some people who work there. They are very kind, apologetic, and ask me for patience. I feel awful - they likely don't have a large staff and have a lot to prioritize. 

But then I stop and realize that these fixes cannot take very long. We've seen them fix three shows in three days back in the spring (TaleSpin and DuckTales 1987), then stop. The fifteen we've listed could be done in one week. None of these are massive re-orderings either. In most cases it is a pilot or finale airing mid-season or two episodes side-by-side that simply have the order flipped incorrectly.

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Last modified on Friday, 16 July 2021 13:15

First Look: 'Heels'

Written by 19 July, 2021

Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.

The drama series also stars Alison Luff as Staci Spade, Jack’s wife who learns that she has to contend with the emotional stakes her in-laws have invested in their wrestling goals and the demands it puts on her family; Mary McCormack as Willie Day, Jack’s business partner and the logistical brains behind the local wrestling organization; Kelli Berglund as Crystal Tyler, Ace’s valet and love interest; Allen Maldonado as Rooster Robbins, one of the best wrestlers in the circuit who always has something to prove and always backs it up; two-time Super Bowl champion James Harrison as Apocalypse, a been-around-the-block journeyman wrestler who’s been at it for decades and has no illusions of fame or glory; and Chris Bauer as Wild Bill Hancock, a larger-than-life former wrestling star who is now a high-level pro wrestling scout.

Heels premieres Sunday, August 15th, 2021 on Starz.

Last modified on Monday, 19 July 2021 11:57

What If Tucker Carlson Was A TV Critic?

Written by 13 July, 2021

What would it look like if Fox News Channel primetime host Tucker Carlson was a TV critic? We have some thoughts in the video below.

Last modified on Tuesday, 13 July 2021 14:06

New On Peacock: July 2021

Written by 01 July, 2021

Here is a rundown of the new titles coming to Peacock in July 2021:

THURSDAY, JULY 1ST, 2021:
All Eyez On Me (2017)
Antz (1998)
Bad Teacher (2011)
Balls Of Fury (2007)
Because I Said So (2007)
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
Daredevil (2003)
Darkman (1990)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Deep Impact (1998)
Doomsday (2008)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
End Of Days (1999)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Far From Heaven (2002)
Fast & Furious (2009)
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
Flashdance (1983)
47 Ronin (2013)
Grown Ups (2010)
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Hulk (2003)
I Am Bolt (2016)
Inception (2010)
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
Junior (1994)
Killing Escobar (2021)
King Kong (2005)
Knock Knock (2015)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Leprechaun (1993)
Lost Speedways Season Premiere
Megamind (2010)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)
Non-Stop (2014)
Paper Soldiers (2002)
Rain Man (1988)
Ray (2004)
Robin Hood (2010)
Role Models (2008)
Signs (2002)
Sky Blossom: Diaries Of The Next Greatest Generation (2021)
Smokey And The Bandit (1977)
Smokey And The Bandit II (1980)
Smokey And The Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Smother
Spawn (1997)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
The Fast And The Furious: Toyko Drift (2006)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
The Happening (2008)
The Hunger Ganes (2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (1998)
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
The Rundown (2003)
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (2005)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Skulls (2000)
The Village (2004)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
Twins (1998)
Unbreakable (2000)
Van Helsing (2004)
Walking Tall (2004)
Wanted (2008)

FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021:
The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)

SATURDAY, JULY 3RD, 2021:
The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

THURSDAY, JULY 15TH, 2021:
Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here Season Three Premiere
Dr. Death Series Premiere

FRIDAY, JULY 16TH, 2021:
Ray (2004)
Sisters Of '96: The 1996 USA Women's Olympic Soccer Team
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

THURSDAY, JULY 22ND, 2021:
Olympic Dreams Featuring The Jonas Brothers

THURSDAY, JULY 29TH, 2021:
The Croods


Last modified on Tuesday, 06 July 2021 12:58

First Look: 'Val'

Written by 06 July, 2021

For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.

Val premieres in theaters July 23rd, 2021 and on Prime Video August 6th, 2021

Last modified on Tuesday, 06 July 2021 12:28

New On Paramount+: July 2021

Written by 01 July, 2021

Here is a rundown of all the new titles coming to Paramount+ in July 2021:

THURSDAY, JULY 1ST, 2021:
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
Bitter Harvest
Blue Sky
Caveman
Cinema Paradiso
Cliffhanger
Congo
Death Valley Rangers
Down To You
Forces Of Nature
Foxfire
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
Gorp
Halloween VI: The Curse Of Michael Myers
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Jack Reacher
Kiss The Girls
Love Story
Robocop: Seasons 1-3
Soldier Boyz
Something’s Gotta Give
Stonewall
Taffin
The Adventures of Hercules
The Chumscrubber
The Lone Gun
The Natural
The Queen
The Terminator
Timeline
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet

FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021:
Bill & Ted Face The Music

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH, 2021:
Big Brother Live Feeds with exclusive footage
Bubble Guppies: Season 4
Henry Danger: Season 5
Love Island Live Feeds and exclusive content
Science Saves the Day: Season 1
The Noggins: Season 1
Word Play: Season 1

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14TH, 2021:
Crash of the Concorde
Survival of the Snow Leopard
The Blitz: Days That Changed WWII
The Loud House: Season 4
The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21ST, 2021:
LEGO City Adventures: Season 1
LEGO Jurassic World: Season 1
Mystery of the Ice Age Giants
Nella the Princess Knight: Season 2
Show-Me-Bot: Season 1

THURSDAY, JULY 22ND, 2021:
Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH, 2021:
Drunk History México: Seasons 1-3
Splash TV: Seasons 1-2

THURSDAY, JULY 30TH, 2021:
Behind The Music













Last modified on Monday, 05 July 2021 22:07

A Year By Year Guide To Shark Week

Written by 11 July, 2021

With another annual edition of Discovery's Shark Week coming up, we wanted to take a look back at previous seasons and put together a year-by-year rundown of the history of this remarkable marketing event.

But surprisingly, no one seems to have kept track of the previous Shark Week promotions and programming. Discovery doesn't appear to have a complete rundown and I couldn't find a list anywhere that compiled previous Shark Week events.

After digging through a lot of newspaper and magazine archives, I've put together this admittedly incomplete list of Shark Week specials and other programming. If you have more to contribute, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message me on Twitter at @aysrick.

SHARK WEEK-YEAR ONE: 1988
July 17th, 1988:
Caged In Fear
Shark Hunters

July 21st, , 1988:
Dive To Adventure: Hunters Of The Deep
Sharks: Predators Or Prey?

Sharks Of A Different Color
The Shark Takes A Siesta

SHARK WEEK-YEAR TWO: 1989
Shark Hunters Of Achill Island
Shark: Maneater Or Myth?
Sharks Of San Francisco.

SHARK WEEK-YEAR THREE: 1990
Barracudas And Sharks: Hunters Of The Ocean
Shark!: The World Of Sharks
World Of Sharks And Barracudas

SHARK WEEK-YEAR FOUR (Billed As "Shark Week: The Revenge"): 1991
Great Shark Hunt
Sea Lovers
Shark Shooters
The Revenge

SHARK WEEK-YEAR FIVE (Billed As "Shark Week: They're Back"): 1992
Great White Encounters
Great White! Parts One & Two
Hunters Of The Sea
Sharks Of Polynesia
The Man Who Loves Sharks

SHARK WEEK-YEAR SIX (Billed As "Shark Week: We Dare You To Watch"): 1993
African Shark Safari
Assignment Adventure
Sharks Of Pirate Island
Sharks On The Brink Of Extinction
Teeth Of Death

SHARK WEEK-YEAR SEVEN (Hosted By Peter Benchley): 1994

SHARK WEEK-YEAR EIGHT: 1995
In Search Of The Golden Hammerhead
Rendezvous AT Ningaloo
Sharks Of The Red Triangle

SHARK WEEK-YEAR NINE: 1996
Danger Beach
Tales Of The Tiger Shark
The Ultimate Guide: Sharks

SHARK WEEK-YEAR TEN: 1997
Shark Bites: A Decade Of Shark Week

SHARK WEEK-YEAR ELEVEN: 1998
Great White In Search Of The Giants
Hammerheads: Nomads Of The Sea
Prehistoric Sharks
Zambezi Shark

SHARK WEEK-YEAR TWELVE: 1999
Live From A Shark Cage

SHARK WEEK-YEAR THIRTEEN (Billed As "Shark Week Uncaged," Hosted By Nigel Marven): 2000
Sharks 3-D

SHARK WEEK-YEAR FOURTEEN (Hosted By Nigel Marven): 2001
Sunday, August 12th, 2001:
Air Jaws: Sharks Of South Africa

SHARK WEEK-YEAR FIFTEEN (Billed As "Celebrity Shark Week," hosted By Nigel Marven): 2002
Sunday, August 12th, 2002:
Air Jaws II: Even Higher

SHARK WEEK-YEAR SIXTEEN: 2003
Anatomy Of A Shark Bite
Sharks Under Glass

SHARK WEEK-YEAR SEVENTEEN (Hosted By The Cast Of American Chopper): 2004
Sunday, September 5th, 2004:
A Boy's Fight To Survive

Dive To Shark Volcano
Primal Scream
Tiger Shark Attack: Beyond Fear

SHARK WEEK-YEAR EIGHTEEN (Hosted By Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman): 2005
American Shark
Mythbusters: Jaws Special
Sharkbite! Surviving Great Whites
Shark Hunter

SHARK WEEK-YEAR NINETEEN (Hosted By Mike Rowe): 2006
July 20th, 2006:
Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite

August 4th, 2006:
Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite...Harder

Perfect Shark
Shark Attack Survivors
Shark Rebellion

SHARK WEEK - YEAR TWENTY (Hosted By Les Stroud): 2007
Ocean Of Fear

SHARK WEEK - YEAR TWENTY-ONE  (Hosted By Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman & Mike Rowe): 2008
Sunday, July 20th, 2008:
Dark Of The Shark

SHARK WEEK - YEAR TWENTY-TWO (Hosted By Les Stroud): 2009
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009:
Blood In The Water

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009:
Great White Appetite

SHARK WEEK YEAR - TWENTY-THREE (Hosted By Craig Ferguson): 2010
Sunday, August 1st, 2010:
Into The Shark Bite
Ultimate Air Jaws

Monday, August 2nd, 2010:
Day Of The Shark 3
Shark Attack Survival Guide 

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010:
Sharkbite Beach

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010:
Sharkbites: Adventures

SHARK WEEK - YEAR TWENTY-FOUR (Hosted By Adam Samberg): 2011
Sunday, July 31st, 2011:
Great White Invasion
Jaws Comes Home

Monday, August 1st, 2011:
Rogue Sharks
Summer Of The Shark

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011:
Killer Sharks

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011:
How Sharks Hunt

Thursday, August 4th, 2011:
Shark City

SHARK WEEK - YEAR TWENTY-FIVE (Hosted By Phillip DeFranco): 2012
Sunday, August 12th, 2012:
Air Jaw Apocalypse
Shark Week's Impossible Shot

Monday, August 13th, 2012:
Jawesome Shark Special
Sharkzilla

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012:
Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks
How Jaws Changed The World

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012:
Shark Fight

Thursday, August 16th, 2012:
Great White Highway
Shark Week's 25 Best Bites

Shark Week-Year Twenty-Six (Hosted By Josh Wolf): 2013
Sunday, August 4th, 2013:
Megalodon: Monster Shark Lives

Monday, August 5th, 2013:
Return Of Jaws
Voodoo Sharks

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013:
I Escaped Jaws
Spawn Of Jaws

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013:
Great White Serial Killer
Top Ten Sharkdown

Thursday, August 8th, 2013:
Alien Sharks
Sharkpocalypse

Friday, August 8th, 2013:
Great White Gauntlet

Shark Week-Year Twenty-Seven (Hosted By Josh Wolf): 2014
Sunday, August 10th, 2014:
Air Jaws: Fin Of Fury

Monday, August 11th, 2014:
Submarine: Shark Of Darkness

Monster Hammerhead

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014:
Jaws Strikes Back

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014:
Alien Sharks: Return To The Abyss

Zombie Sharks

Thursday, August 14th, 2014:
Spawn Of Jaws: The Birth

Friday, August 15th, 2014:
I Escaped Jaws II

Megalodon: The New Evidence

Sharkageddon

Saturday, August 16th, 2014:
Great White Matrix

Lair Of The Mega Shark

Sharksanity

SHARK WEEK - YEAR TWENTY-EIGHT (Hosted By Eli Roth): 2015
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015:
Return Of The Great White

Sunday, July 5th, 2015:
Island Of The Mega Shark
Monster Mako

Shark Trek
Shark Of Darkness: Wrath Of Submarine

SHARK WEEK - YEAR TWENTY-NINE (Hosted By Eli Roth): 2016

SHARK WEEK - YEAR THIRTY (Hosted By Eli Roth): 2017
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017:
Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives
Phelps Vs. Shark: Great Gold Vs. Great White

Thursday, July 27th, 2017:
Shark Exile
Shark Storm

SHARK WEEK - YEAR THIRTY-ONE (Hosted By Shaquille O'Neal): 2018
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018:
Ronda Rousey Unchained
Shaq Does Shark Week

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018:

Guy Fieri's Feeding Frenzy
Law Of Jaws

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018:
SharkCam Stakeout

Thursday, July 26th, 2018:

Tiger Shark Invasion

Friday, July 29th, 2018
Cash Cab Shark Week Episode

SHARK WEEK - YEAR THIRTY-TWO (Hosted By Rob Riggle): 2019
Sunday, July 28th, 2019:
Expedition Unknown: Megalodon
Shark Trip: Eat. Prey. Chum.

Monday, July 29th, 2019:
Legend Of Deep Blue
Sharks Of The Badland
The Sharks Of Headstone Hell

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019:
Air Jaws Strikes Back
Shipwrecked: Crash Landing

Laws Of Jaws: Dangerous Waters

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019:
Extinct Or Alive: The Lost Shark

Thursday, August 1st, 2019:
Return To Shark Island

Friday, August 2nd, 2019:
Isle Of Jaws: Blood Brothers

I Was Prey

SHARK WEEK - YEAR THIRTY-THREE (Hosted By Josh Gates): 2020
Sunday, August 9th, 2020:
Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach-Off
Josh Gates Tonight: Shark Week
Shark Lockdown
Tyson Vs. Jaws: Rumble On The Reef

Monday, August 10th, 2020:
Abandoned Waters
Jaws Awakens
Josh Gates Tonight: Totally Jaw-Some
McBeast Shark Challenge
Shaq Attack

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020:
Great White Serial Killer Extinction
Josh Gates: Some-Fin Special
Land Of The Lost Sharks

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020:
Adam Devine's Shark Lair
Great White Double Trouble
Josh Gates: The Gill Of It All
Monster Under The Bridge

Thursday, August 13th, 2020:
Air Jaws 2020
Josh Gates: Having Fin Yet?
Mako Nation
Sharkadelic Summer

Friday, August 14th, 2020:
Alien Sharks: First Contact
I Was Prey: Week 2
Lair Of The Great White
Tiger Shark King

Saturday, August 15th, 2020:
Sharks Gone Wild 3
Sharks Of Ghost Island
Terrors From The Deep
Wicked Sharks

SHARK WEEK - YEAR THIRTY-FOUR: 2021
Sunday, July 11th, 2021:
Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off: Countdown To Shark Week
Crikey! It's Shark Week
Jackass Shark Week Special 
Shark Academy (Discovery+)
Sharkbait With David Dobrik (Discovery+)
Shark Rumble (Discovery+)
Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week

Monday, July 12th, 2021:
Air Jaws: Going For Gold
Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek
Jaws Awakens: Phred Vs. Slash
Stranger Sharks (Discovery+)

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021:
Brad Paisley's Shark Country
Fin (Discovery+)
Great White Comeback
Mothersharker (Discovery)
Spawn Of El Diablo

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021:
Mechashark
Return To Lair Of The Great White
The Real Sharknado
Tiger Queen (Discovery+)

Thursday, July 15th, 2021:
Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week
Mega Jaws Of Bird Island
Raging Bulls (Discovery+)
Sharkadelic Summer 2

Friday, July 16th, 2021:
Extinct Or Alive: Jaws Of Alaska (Discovery+)
I Was Prey: Terrors From The Deep 2
Monster Sharks Of Andros Island
Mystery Of The Black Demon Shark
Ninja Shark 2: Mutant Rising

Saturday, July 17th, 2021:
I Was Prey: Shark Week 2021
Return To Shark Vortex
Rogue Tiger Shark: The Hunt For Lagertha (Discovey+)
Shark Week Best In Show

Sunday, July 18th, 2021:
The Great Hammerhead Stakeout (Discovery+)











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New On Amazon Prime Video: July 2021

Written by 19 June, 2021

Here is a rundown of all the major new titles coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021:

THURSDAY, JULY 1ST, 2021:

Abduction
Absence Of Malice
Across The Universe
Alien
American Experience: JFK
Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid
An Education
An Ordinary Woman: Season One
Awakenings
BBQ With Franklin: Season One
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
Big Fish
Burlesque
Cold Case Files Classic: Season One
Crimson Tide
Fat Albert
Follow The Money: Season One
Frozen River
Green Lantern
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
Hellboy
How The States Got Their Shapes: Season One
Indian Summers: Season One
I, Robot
Irrational Man
Jack And Jill
Julie And Julia
Madeline
Making The Cut: Season Two
Marie Antoinette
Mary J. Blige's My LIfe
Midnight In Paris
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
Money Train
Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist
Not Another Teen Movie
On The Waterfront
Only Lovers Left Alive
Open Season
Our Friend
Patton
Professor T: Season One
Rear Window
Relative Race: Season Three
Riding In Cars With Boys
School Daze
Snatch
Surf's Up
The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland
The Animal
The Art Of Crime: Season One
The Family Stone
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The International
The Lasy In The Van
The Last King Of Scotland
The Mask Of Zorro
The Messengers
The Pursuit Of Love: Season One
The Stepfather
The Tomorrow War
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Yogi Bear Show: Season One
30 Days Of Night
30 Minutes Or Less
To Romw With Love
Underworld: Evolution
Vertigo
When A Stranger Calls
Your Highness

FRIDAY, JULY 9TH, 2021:
Luxe Listings Sydney: Season One

THURSDAY, JULY 15TH, 2021:
El Cod: Season Two

FRIDAY, JULY 16TH, 2021:
Making The Cut: Season Two


 



Last modified on Saturday, 19 June 2021 23:54

First Look: 'LFG'

Written by 14 June, 2021

Directed by Academy Award-winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, LFG is a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others.
 
In 2019, the players filed a class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, three months before the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which sets the stage for LFG. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay, granting viewers unprecedented access to these game-changers as they meet the physical demands and pressures of being some of the world’s top athletes, while showcasing their courage, unflinching spirit and resiliency in an effort to create long-lasting social change with the biggest fight for women’s rights since Title IX.  

LFG premieres Thursday, June 24th, 2021 on HBO Max.

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