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Streaming Roundup (6/25/21), Including ‘Turner & Hooch’ and ‘Amy Learns To…’

Fern Siegel

“Turner & Hooch” will stream on Disney+ on July 21, inspired by the original 1989 movie starring Tom Hanks.

This round, an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. Marshal inherits a big dog he didn’t want, but is exactly the partner he needs. Josh Peck plays Scott Turner, son of the detective Hanks played in the film. The series also stars Carra Patterson as Jessica Baxter, Scott’s street-smart partner, and Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier Wilson, a marine-turned-U.S. Marshal.

Here’s a look at other deals and upcoming projects:

  • Amy Schumer got a green light for an eight-episode HBO Max unscripted series “Amy Learns To…” starring the comic. The streamer says she will step “out of her comfort zone and into someone else’s. In each episode, Amy learns a new skill, craft, or trade from a local expert in her husband’s hometown on Martha’s Vineyard.” They include diving for clams and performing a magic trick.

HBO Max

HBO Max is a subscription video streaming service that gives access to the full HBO library, along with exclusive Max Originals, and access to every Warner Bros. film on HBO Max on the same day that it hits theaters.

HBO Max has two tiers, an ad-supported plan for US$9.99 and ad-free plan for US$14.99. HBO Max without ads also includes features like the ability to download offline and 4K streaming.

Subscribers will have access to hit HBO series like Succession, Mare of Easttown, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and more.

All HBO Max subscribers will get the full libraries of shows like “Friends”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “South Park”, “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “The West Wing”, and more.

They also will get Max Originals that aren’t available to HBO channel subscribers, like “The Flight Attendant” (Kaley Cuoco), “Love Life” (Anna Kendrick), as well as reboots to “Sex In The City” and “Gossip Girl.”

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  • “Ziwe” is getting a second season at Showtime. The late-night variety series has earned 12 new episodes. It stars and is executive produced by former “Desus & Mero” writer Ziwe. The first season had musical guests and interviews with Phoebe Bridgers, Fran Lebowitz, Andrew Yang, and Gloria Steinem.

  • “Jellystone!” is a new Hanna-Barbera series that will debut on HBO Max July 29. The series presents a reimagined take on beloved characters, such as Yogi Bear, Cindy Bear, Huckleberry Hound, but updating them for today’s audience to attract a new generation of fans. The series is helmed by showrunner and executive producer C.H. Greenblatt (“Chowder,” “Harvey Beaks”) and produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

  • Dean Winters (“30 Rock”) has joined the cast of Peacock’s “Joe Exotic” series, based on the real-life “Tiger King” docuseries. The streamer tapped “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon to play Carole Baskin, his nemesis. The series focuses on the deadly rivalry between Carole Baskin, a big cat enthusiast, and Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel, who bred the big cats for profit.

Peacock

Peacock is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives access to up to 15,000 hours of content including original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series.

It will include news, entertainment, sports, late-night, and reality from various NBCU properties including NBC, Bravo, and E!.

Just like other streaming services, Peacock will have their own original series including reboots of Save By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica. They also have shows like Rutherford Falls (Ed Helms), Dr. Death (Alec Baldwin), and a behind-the-scenes docs-series about Saturday Night Live.

The company has acquired the rights to many classic shows like the entire Dick Wolf library including Law & Order and Chicago Fire, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.

The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.

  • “The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs” got a fourth-season order from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streamer for horror, thriller and the supernatural. “Drive-In’s” fourth season will air in 2022, while additional 2021 specials will be announced later this year. Fans watch for five hours every Friday night to see what double features Briggs will screen and the genre commentary share.

  • The animated LGBTQ spy series “Q-Force” debuts Sept. 2 on Netflix. Starring Sean Hayes, Gary Cole, David Harbour, Patti Harrison, Laurie Metcalf, Matt Rogers, Wanda Sykes and Gabe Liedman, it involves a group of secret agents. Steve Maryweather (Hayes) was a star at the American Intelligence Agency until he came out. The agency banishes him to West Hollywood, where he puts together a squad of LGBTQ geniuses — and the Q-Force goes rogue.

  • “Couples Therapy,” the Showtime docuseries, has been renewed for a third season. It will stream in two parts in 2022, with psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik, along with new couples. The show gives viewers an inside experience of real-life therapy sessions, where couples work through their struggles to honestly confront their problems.

Paramount Plus

Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 12,000+ TV show episodes including originals Star Trek: Discovery, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, and MTV’s Laguna Beach. Meet captivating characters, catch up on your favorite sport, explore new worlds in the growing collection of Paramount+.

Previously under the name ‘CBS All Access,’ Subscribers can choose between their Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with their Premium Plan for $9.99/month.

With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time line-up, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.

With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate like the old ad-supported plan.

With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.

  • “Behind the Music” will premiere with two episodes on July 29, and subsequent episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+. Duran Duran, New Kids On The Block and Bret Michaels will join the previously announced roster of musicians, including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, LL Cool J, Huey Lewis, Busta Rhymes, and Fat Joe. Ricky Martin kicks off the series.

“Turner & Hooch” trailer

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