Saturday, May 25, 2024

Around the Tubes: May, 25, 2024


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 One Day in America, Shoresy, Nelly Furtado, Sublime, Stephen Marley, Pete Townshend, Ginger Winn, and Dress My Tour

- National Geographic and Hulu announced today the premiere of the third installment of the Emmy® Award-winning, critically acclaimed franchise ONE DAY IN AMERICA with the Hulu Original CULT MASSACRE: ONE DAY IN JONESTOWN. The three-part series from Emmy Award-winning 72 Films’ executive producers David Glover and Mark Raphael, BAFTA Award-winning director Marian Mohamed, along with Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin will premiere June 17 on Hulu and will air on National Geographic on Aug. 14.  CULT MASSACRE: ONE DAY IN JONESTOWN tells the story of an idealistic religious organization led by the infamous Jim Jones, who set out to establish a utopian community in Guyana. What began as a peaceful movement seeking social justice ultimately spiraled into a mass casualty that left 918 dead. Told by survivors and eyewitnesses, along with rare footage and rare recordings of Jones, the powerful series takes an immersive look into the final harrowing hours leading up to one of America’s darkest chapters.  CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER.

- SHORESY returns for season three on Friday, June 21 with all six new episodes exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. Complete seasons one and two are streaming now.  Created by and starring Jared Keeso, SHORESY sees the foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan favorite character, Shoresy (Keeso), and the Sudbury Blueberry Bulldogs of the Northern Ontario Senior Hockey Organization (The NOSHO), continue their quest to never lose again. WATCH OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE

GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum artist and global superstar, Nelly Furtado releases her brand-new single “Love Bites” featuring Tove Lo and SG Lewis this via Nelstar/21 Entertainment/Casablanca Records/Republic Records.Co-written by Nelly Furtado, Tove Lo, and SG Lewis, and produced by SG Lewis, “Love Bites” is a sultry dance anthem that channels the energy and escapism of dance floors and live DJ sets that sparked Furtado’s inspiration.

Sublime announce the release of a new song titled “Feel Like That,” marking the first original studio track to feature vocals by both the late Bradley Nowell and his son Jakob Nowell. Driven by the rhythm section of founding members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, Sublime entrusted Scott Woodruff of Stick Figure to add his vocal style and production to the track. With the blend of old and new, father and son, “Feel Like That” delivers a fresh sound with elements of the classic Sublime vibe. “Feel Like That” is produced by Grammy award-contributing producers Stick Figure and Johnny Cosmic along with longtime Sublime collaborator Michael “Miguel” Happoldt. Fans can listen to “Feel Like That” here:  “This song came about in an organic way. My uncles and I always want to collab with artists in different modern music scenes. But hearing my own voice on a track side by side with my dads voice really feels like the classic Sublime sound stepping into the modern era. SoCal music is my family’s pride and joy and our family is getting bigger everyday. ‘Feel Like That’ captures this new sentiment and we want it to be the first of many. Who wants to join the family next?” – Jakob Nowell

Stephen Marley, the acclaimed 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, announces the release of a new remix of his single "Old Soul," the title track of his latest critically- acclaimed album by DJ Delano of Renaissance Disco titled (DJ Delano Renaissance Santa Barbara Mix).  The remix also features a sample of the classic 'Santa Barbara' riddim created by the legendary Grammy Award-winning Jamaican drummer, Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie).  The new "Old Soul" remix release coincides with the resumption of the second leg pf Stephen's Old Soul Tour (Unplugged) dates starting this Saturday, May 25th at the Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, California with his brother Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley.  Both the remix and tour are a continuation of Stephen Marley's support of his landmark album Old Soulthat was released last fall. Pre-save/add "Old Soul" (DJ Delano Renaissance Santa Barbara Mix)  HERE.


- The second in a series of half speed mastered studio albums from Pete Townshend, All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes and White City (A Novel) have been released.  These limited-edition black vinyl versions have been mastered by long-time Who engineer Jon Astley and cut for vinyl by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios with a half-speed mastering technique which produces a superior vinyl cut and are packaged in original sleeves with obi strips and certificates of authenticity.  Initially released in June 1982, All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes was Pete Townshend’s third solo album and contained two singles “Uniforms (Corp d’Esprit)” as well as “Somebody Saved Me” a song The Who had recorded for their 1981 album Face Dances, The Who version didn’t appear until 1997. The track “The Sea Refuses No River” has since been singled out as one of Townshend’s most underrated songs.  AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

singer-songwriter Ginger Winn ditches her phone for the great outdoors with latest track and video "Pitta Pattaout now. Winn's dreamy, enchanting debut album STOP-MOTION is due out June 7 and available for pre-order now. Plus, Winn will support indie-pop artist beccs at The Avalon Lounge in Catskill, NY on May 29 with more information available here.  Winn says “Pitta Patta" is an “is about capturing the feeling I had as a little girl spending time on my grandfather’s farm outside Florence, South Carolina, and about running away from city life. Sometimes you need to turn your phone off and get some mud on your boots.” Winn recalls of her grandfather’s farm, "We had 22 horses, so many dogs, and were outside all the time hiking, playing, jumping on hay bales and picking fresh fruit. I’ve been trying to reconnect with my inner farm girl while making STOP-MOTION...and it was quite easy to do it while recording in David Baron’s studio atop Sun Mountain in the Catskills, exploring Woodstock, and sleeping next to the Esopus Creek.”


Hulu's new unscripted series "Dress My Tour" will premiere with all ten episodes on July 23rd on Hulu! Hosted by Kate Upton, the series follows 11 aspiring fashion designers as they create looks for some of music’s biggest names.  Hosted by supermodel and actress Kate Upton, “Dress My Tour” takes fans behind the curtain of the unpredictable fashion and music industries. The series follows 11 aspiring fashion designers on the raw, emotional journey of creating stunning fashion pieces worthy of the music world’s biggest names like JoJo Siwa, Paula Abdul, Toni Braxton, Ty Dolla $ign and more. As these designers compete to make their mark in the fashion and music industries, find out which one of them truly has what it takes to design for the stars and win the $100,000 prize. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

View from the Peak - Everything Coming to Paramount+ in June 2024


Mayor of Kingstown | UEFA | Transformers: Earth Spark | Criminal Minds: Evolution

Summer is here and things are heating up on Paramount+. We’ve reached 71 million subscribers and counting, and the coming months will only deliver more exciting and engaging content.

We kick off June with the biggest soccer event of the season: the UEFA Champions League Final. Then the real drama begins as Paramount+ Original series Mayor of Kingstown and Criminal Minds: Evolution make their thrilling returns. Producers Eminem and LeBron James deliver a riveting story about the greatest musical pirate in history and the end of an industry in How Music Got Free while our young fans join the Autobots and Decepticons on their continued adventures in Transformers: EarthSpark. Finally, the anticipation mounts as the stars hit the red carpet at 51st Daytime Emmy Awards** and 77th Tony Awards** streaming live on the service.

For a closer look at everything coming to Paramount+ in June, check out the latest edition of View from the Peak.


Jeremy Renner, Hugh Dillon and Derek Webster in Mayor of Kingstown

The ghosts of Mike McLusky’s (Jeremy Renner) past return to haunt him in the third season of the Paramount+ Original Mayor of Kingstown. The series, one of our top-performing original dramas, shakes things up as enemies old and new disrupt the already unbalanced scales of justice within the Michigan prison town.

Series co-creator Hugh Dillon—who also portrays Kingstown’s seasoned, hard-nosed detective, Ian Ferguson—spoke with us about what transpires in a town where incarceration is the only thriving industry.

  • There are new players in Kingstown for season three. Can you tell us about what's at stake for the city?

    The threat level in Kingstown has escalated from season to season. Mike is trying harder than ever to maintain balance but is losing his grip on relationships in and outside the prison because of the formidable influence of the new and established players in town.

  • We get a deeper look at Mike's mysterious past and finally learn what happened to him in prison. Tell us why this was the right time to explore that part of his story.

    Mike isn't one to wear his heart on his sleeve. The audience learns about Mike in the same way those around Mike learn about him. It was only natural that it would take time for us to peel away the layers of the onion that is Mike McLusky to finally reveal his past.

  • How has Ian's relationship with Mike changed over time? With Mike fully entrenched as the mayor, does Ian see this as a strength or liability?

    Ian likes to think that he and Mike have each other's backs no matter what and, for the most part they do, but there are times when Ian's actions complicate matters for Mike. Juggling the interests of so many players in Kingstown, Mike finds it increasingly challenging to shield Ian from the consequences of his questionable judgment calls.

  • Without spoiling anything, is there a favorite scene that you are excited for fans to see?

    Jeremy Renner using brass knuckles. Jeremy does his own stunts this season and it's a sight to see. The fans will not be disappointed.

Enter the fray when Mayor of Kingstown premieres June 2.



Zach Gilford in Criminal Minds: Evolution
Zach Gilford in Criminal Minds: Evolution

Once a traditional procedural, Criminal Minds: Evolution's creators are using its reimagining to uncover deeper mysteries.

“For 15 seasons we had a structure that worked and we didn’t want to break that; we wanted to build on it. And so, that’s what we’ve done in this latest iteration,” said showrunner Erica Messer. “‘Evolution’ is the perfect way to describe what we’re doing. It’s taking what we know and love about Criminal Minds, but diving deeper into the stories.”

And one of those stories is Elias Volt’s (Zach Gilford). Last season, we learned serial killer and arch-villain Voit has ties to the government unbeknownst to the Behavioral Analysis Unit, leading to his return in season two. “Zach Gilford is the entire reason that Elias Voit is back this year,” Messer added. “Zach was so compelling that we knew we had just begun to scratch the surface.”

Crack the case when Criminal Minds: Evolution returns June 6.



Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham

The UEFA Champions League experienced record viewership on Paramount+ in April, being the top acquisition driver of all content on the service for the month. The excitement will continue on June 1 when soccer fans around the country will be glued to CBS Sports’ coverage as Borussia Dortmund faces 14-time winners Real Madrid at the UEFA Champions League Final live from London’s historic Wembley Stadium.  

And the action won’t end there. CBS Sports begins a brand-new deal next season, keeping Paramount+ as the exclusive English-language streaming home for UEFA club soccer through 2030.

Turn on your ‘Do Not Disturb’ when the UEFA Champions League Final streams live on June 1. 



Paramount+ Movie Nights
  • Paramount+ Movie Nights return to New York this summer with over 25 screenings. After reaching hundreds of thousands of fans with its 2023 debut, moviegoers can once again experience Paramount’s Mountain of Entertainment™ all summer long with free, outdoor screenings kicking off in June. This year’s collection pulls from our deep library and rich legacy of films including Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Bob Marley: One Love and many more. Find the full schedule and list of locations and titles here.
  • This June, Paramount+ recognizes the LGBTQ+ community and its contributions with A Mountain of Pride. The collection spotlights stories and stars across the vast spectrum of LGTBQ+ identities, ranging from critically acclaimed originals like Fellow Travelers, Yellowjackets and Star Trek: Discovery to modern and cult classics from our library like Everything Everywhere All At OnceBut I'm a Cheerleader and Rocketman.
  • When Transformers: EarthSpark returns for its second season, keep an ear out for some familiar voices: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Richard Ayoade, Zelda Williams and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers join the cast. This isn’t the first experience with Nickelodeon for Williams and Flea—she voiced Kuvira in Avatar: The Legend of Korra and he voiced Donnie in The Wild Thornberrys.
  • Relive the rise of one of history’s most authentic musicians with Let The Canary Sing, a documentary about global pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Directed by Allison Ellwood, the film chronicles her multi-generational impact, from 1983 breakout “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” to her advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Premiering June 4, Let The Canary Sing reveals the legendary songbird’s “True Colors.”


Jersey Shore MTV

The next time you’re thinking “I want my MTV,” look no further than Paramount+. We’re home to all of MTV’s biggest, most binge-worthy shows, from nostalgic gems like The Real World, Yo! MTV Raps and everyone’s favorite misanthrope, Daria to seasons of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, The Challenge, MTV Cribs and Nick Cannon Presents: Future Super Stars, all coming in June.


6/2: Mayor of Kingstown season three premiere
A series of explosions rock Kingstown and its citizens as a new face of the Russian mob sets up shop in the city and a drug war rages inside and outside prison walls.

6/3: I.S.S. premiere*
A team of American and Russian astronauts stationed on the I.S.S. witness a nuclear war unfold on Earth and receive orders to take control of the station. As suspicion and tensions rise, they struggle to survive aboard the malfunctioning station.

6/4: Let the Canary Sing premiere
The documentary chronicles Cyndi Lauper’s meteoric ascent to stardom and her profound impact on generations through her music, ever-evolving punk style, unwavering feminism and tireless advocacy.

6/6: Criminal Minds: Evolution new season premiere
In the wake of last season’s shocking finale, the all-new season of Criminal Minds: Evolution picks up as the FBI’s elite team of profilers investigates the deadly mystery of GOLD STAR.

6/7: The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards®**
Tune into the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards streaming live from Los Angeles, California where CBS leads the pack with 33 nominations.

6/7: Transformers: EarthSpark season two premiere
The Terrans, a new generation of Earth-born Transformers, team up with legacy Autobots to take down evil threats.

6/11: How Music Got Free premiere
Produced by Eminem and Lebron James, How Music Got Free details the series of fateful, isolated steps in the mid-'90s that nearly killed the music industry as file-sharing moved from underground to a global phenomenon.

6/16: The 77th Annual Tony Awards® **
Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose returns to host the 2024 Tony Awards, Broadway’s biggest night, streaming live from New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

6/24: Out of Darkness premiere*
In the Old Stone Age, a disparate gang of early humans band together in search of a new land. But when they suspect a mystical being is hunting them down, the clan are forced to confront a danger they never envisioned.


June 5

Peppa Pig: Peppa's Adventures Around the World

June 12

Jersey Shore Family Vacation (Season 6)

June 14

The Greatest @Home Videos (Season 4)

June 19

Nick Cannon Presents: Future Superstars (Season 1)
The Challenge (Season 39)
The Smurfs (2021) (Season 2)

June 26

MTV Cribs (Season 19)
On The Fly: Adventures at Altitude (Season 1)
The Last 747
The Real CSI: Miami**


June 1

10 Cloverfield Lane*
13 Going on 30*
A Man Called Horse
American Beauty
Animal Kingdom
Black Sheep
Black Snake Moan*
Blazing Saddles
But I'm a Cheerleader
Chantilly Bridge
Chasing Amy*
Coach Carter
Cop Land*
Critical Condition
Crocodile Dundee*
Crocodile Dundee II*
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles*
Dog Day Afternoon
Failure to Launch
Flags of Our Fathers
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Galaxy Quest
Harlem Nights
Head of State
High Noon
Hustle & Flow
In & Out*
In The Bedroom
It Takes Two
Kiss The Girls
North of Normal
Pretty In Pink
Save the Last Dance
She's All That
She's the Man
Sherlock Gnomes
Shutter Island
Some Kind of Wonderful
Son of Rambow
Summer of Sam
Super 8
Texas Rangers*
The African Queen
The Beach Bum*
The Boy*
The Brady Bunch Movie
The Cookout*
The Fighting Temptations
The Honeymooners
The Impossible*
The Island
The Last Airbender
The Last Castle
The Lookout*
The Love Guru*
The Net
The Queens of Comedy
The Quiet Man
The Raid 2
The Raid: Redemption
The Shootist
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Way Way Back
There Will Be Blood
Tommy Boy
Trading Places*
Unidentified Objects
Vampire in Brooklyn

June 7


June 12

Casino Royale*
Rocky Balboa*

June 16


June 21

El Chicano*


6/1: We Need to Talk presented by AT&T*
6/1: UEFA Champions League Final – Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid
6/1-6/2: PGA Tour – RBC Canadian Open (Third and Final Round Coverage)*
6/2: PBR – Professional Bull Riders Rodeo*
6/2: Course Record with Michael Breed*
6/2: Serie A – Atalanta vs. Fiorentina 
6/8: NWSL – NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Angel City FC*
6/8-6/9: PGA Tour – the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday (Third and Final Round Coverage)*
6/9: PGA TOUR Originals: One Shot Away*
6/9: NWSL – Kansas City Current vs. Seattle Reign
6/13: Argentina LPF – Riestra vs., River Plate
6/14: Argentina LPF – Boca Juniors vs. Vélez Sarsfield
6/15: WNBA – Connecticut Sun @ Dallas Wings*
6/15: BIG3 Basketball*
6/16: WNBA – Chicago Sky @ Indiana Fever*
6/16: LPGA – Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give (First Round Coverage)*
6/16: NWSL – Seattle Reign vs. Portland Thorns FC*
6/19: NWSL – NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. San Diego Wave
6/22: BIG3 Basketball*
6/22-6/23: PGA Tour – Travelers Championship (Third and Final Round Coverage)*
6/23: Mubadala New York Sail Gran Prix*
6/23: Course Record with Michael Breed*
6/29: BIG3 Basketball*
6/29-6/30: PGA Tour – Rocket Mortgage Classic (Third and Final Round Coverage)*
6/30: PGA TOUR Special – The John Shippen*
6/30: LPGA – Dow Championship (First Round Coverage)*
6/23: NWSL – Portland Thorns vs. Kansas City Current, Seattle Reign vs. Racing Louisville, North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars
6/30: NWSL – Angel City FC vs. Orlando Pride
Throughout June: Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol competition 
Throughout June: NWSL competition

* Title is available to Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers.

**All Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers can live stream CBS titles via the live feed on Paramount+. Those titles will be available on-demand to all subscribers the day after they air live.

Dates for library titles are subject to change. Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to CBS titles to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on-demand. Essential tier subscribers have access to these titles on-demand the day after they air.