Saturday, February 04, 2023

Around the Tubes: February 4, 2023


I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post includes blurbs on Black History Month, The Circus, Headliners with Rachel Nichols, How I Captured My Killer, Rick and Morty, Shania Twain, Stephen Sanchez, Lyn Lapid, and Claire Rosinkranz.

In honor of Black History Month, Hulu will continue to shine a light, as it does all year long, on Black stories and storytellers in our “Black Stories Always” hub. This month's noteworthy TV and film premieres include the third and final season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the final season of FX’s Snowfall, Onyx Collective’s docuseries The 1619 Project, the fifth season premiere of Freeform’s Grown-ish, Onyx Collective’s Bruiser, Andscape’s Three Ways and new episodes of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series Abbott Elementary…and much more!  Explore Hulu's library of not-just-for-February series and films featuring visionary Black storytellers and creators from titles such as FX’s Kindred, The Wonder Years, Onyx Collective’s Reasonable Doubt, Beba, FX’s Atlanta, NAACP award-nominated Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story; as well as comfort classic sitcoms like 227, Living Single, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Family Matters.

As a year of high stakes political drama kicks into gear, the Emmy-nominated series THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH returns for a new season on Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Jennifer Palmieri pull back the curtain on this extraordinarily fractured and volatile moment for American democracy.  THE CIRCUS hits the ground running in 2023 to examine a new era of divided government as President Joe Biden braces for withering GOP-led House investigations. Meanwhile bitter divisions among Republicans signal a tumultuous year ahead for the party and the nation. And while President Biden mulls a bid for reelection amidst questions about his mishandling of classified documents, former President Donald Trump is facing multiple investigations of his own, as well as staring down a list of potential Republican challengers, in his third run for the White House.

SHOWTIME SPORTS announces an expanded role for veteran journalist, host and NBA reporter Rachel Nichols, who joined SHOWTIME Basketball in September 2022. She will host and co-executive produce HEADLINERS WITH RACHEL NICHOLS, a new interview series premiering on SHOWTIME streaming and on demand platforms, as well as host the existing weekly video podcast WHAT’S BURNIN’.  HEADLINERS WITH RACHEL NICHOLS will feature sit-down interviews with the most compelling figures in basketball and culture, seeking the biggest stories in the game. HEADLINERS WITH RACHEL NICHOLS will focus on marquee matchups across the NBA and establish an on-site presence covering the gameday experience like never before. Utilizing her relationships with players, coaches and front office personnel, HEADLINERS WITH RACHEL NICHOLS will bring fans an inside look into their favorite stars while delivering fresh perspectives. In a media landscape overflowing with loud debates and scoop-chasing, HEADLINERS WITH RACHEL NICHOLS will deliver exclusive interviews as she has done with award-winning success throughout her career. Full episodes will premiere across SHOWTIME streaming and on demand for all SHOWTIME subscribers.

The Hulu Original Docu-series, "How I Caught My Killer" is now available to stream, only on Hulu.   “How I Caught My Killer” is a true-crime docu-series that highlights the real-life stories behind unique homicide cases with in-depth interviews, authentic archival material and cinematic recreations all packaged together into a fresh spin in the genre.  TRAILER: HERE

Go on an intergalactic adventure across the multi-verse with the critically acclaimed animated hit comedy series from Adult Swim when Rick and Morty: Season 6 will be available to own Steelbook Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Disc and DVD beginning March 28, 2023 (April 4, 2023 in Canada). Get ready to binge on one of cables #1 watched comedies - and follow the misadventures of America’s favorite crazy scientist and his grandchildren with this outrageous set which includes all 10 episodes from Season 6, along with copious special features curated for the fans, including an all-new featurette Rick and Morty: Inside Season 6.  It’s season six and Rick and Morty are back! Pick up where we left them, worse for wear and down on their luck. Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can't miss season of your favorite show.  With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Rick and Morty: Season 6 Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1.

- Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning legend and the best-selling female artist in country music history Shania Twain proudly presents her eagerly awaited new album, Queen of Me. Listen to Queen of MeHERE. Fans can also shop for signed LPs, CDs, box sets, exclusive picture discs, cassettes, and more. RUN, DON’T WALK!  Building anticipation for the SHANIA-SSANCE, the Queen herself heralded the record with a series of fan-favorite bops, including “Waking Up Dreaming,” “Last Day of Summer,” and “Giddy Up!” Each track incited widespread acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Entertainment Tonight, Variety, People, Consequence, NME, Music Week, and so many more.

Platinum-certified Nashville-based singer and songwriter Stephen Sanchez and platinum-certified Los Angeles singer and songwriter Em Beihold teamed up last night to deliver an unforgettable duet of “Until I Found You” on The Late Late Show With James Corden.  Watch the performance HERE.  This notably marks their first television performance of the song together. Em initially jumped on Stephen’s platinum-selling anthem “Until I Found You” last spring. To date, their version has amassed a staggering 219 million Spotify streams and counting.


20-year-old breakout songstress Lyn Lapid recruits Canadian singer and songwriter Ruth B. for her new single “Do U Really?” out now on Mercury Records/Republic Records—listen HERE.  After a delicate piano intro, “Do U Really?” glides along on a hypnotic guitar-laden beat. Lyn’s vocals echo with unfiltered emotion as she asks, “Do you really want to fall in love? Do you really want to settle down? Or are you happy just to mess around?” It showcases her growth as an artist, vocalist, and lyricist, placing her talents and spirit in the spotlight.

 19-year-old Southern California singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Rosinkranz is back with a new single entitled “Sad In Hawaii” via slowplay/Republic Records—listen to “Sad In Hawaii” HERE and watch the lyric video HERE.  On the track, a head-nodding bass line overtakes a swooning old school sample as Claire details an unforgettable (for all the wrong reasons) trip to Hawaii. Her vocals flutter from confessional verses into the anthemic chant, “Probably still rocking my Nikes, but I’ll still be said in Hawaii.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

57 Channels and Only This Is On: January 29, 2023


The Last of Us:  It was obvious that lady was not going to last long, but man, that maybe the creepiest television death of all time with the infected kiss. 


Your Honor:   I was wondering after the first episode just who knew about that baby.  Clearly the judge did not.  But what exactly did they talk about in prison if not that?  It is not like they were together very long.  I did not even realize they got so close that they were having sex.  Now the question is do her parents now?  They have yet to mention their grandkid.  But how awkward that the kid has the first named of a person killed by the person who provided the last name?  Though I forget if she knew about that whole thing.  If not, does the judge tell her?


Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches:  It is hilarious that even though they are speaking English, they put on subtitles for the Irish ladies.


The Challenge: Ride or Dies:  Good riddance Fessy, please never come back.  And take all those Big Brothers with you.  But with the 100 hour finale, hopefully that not mean they do not stretch out the two episode finale is already too much.