Tuesday, June 29, 2021

HBO Max Picks Up Season 2 of Made for Love; Discovery Is Growing with Jim Belushi

Made for Love

HBO Max has renewed the Max Original series Made for Love for a second season. The critically acclaimed, darkly absurd comedy ranks among HBO Max's top original half-hours since launch. Based on the novel by Alissa Nutting, Made for Love is a cynically poignant story of love and divorce following Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something woman on the run after ten years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), a controlling tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has implanted a monitoring device – the Made for Love chip – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her "emotional data" as she tries to regain her independence. Through the chip, Byron's able to watch Hazel's every move as she flees to her desert hometown to take refuge with her aging widower father Herbert (Ray Romano) and his synthetic partner, Diane. Made for Love is a production of Paramount Television Studios. In addition to Milioti, Magnussen and Romano, season one of Made for Love starred Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, Augusto Aguilera and Caleb Foote.


Growing Belushi

Audiences around the world have watched as Jim Belushi (According to Jim, SNL, Real Men) sang, danced and entertained across our screens over the years, but few could have imagined his next move. Viewers were delighted to follow along as Jim combined his many talents with an immense passion and built a cannabis business from the ground up in southern Oregon. Now, viewers will continue on this journey as Discovery today announced the return of the hit series, Growing Belushi, set to air across Discovery platforms later this year. What started as almost a hobby has grown into a successful business, and now, Belushi's Farm is experiencing an increasing national demand for its cannabis products. Viewers will get a front-row seat as Jim and his team work to scale the business up to meet that increased demand. They are bringing state-of-the-art technology, cultivation methods, equipment and facilities to Belushi's Farm. The results are as promising as they are challenging.

Season one of Growing Belushi took Jim on a journey from legalization rallies in South America, Pablo Escobar's impact on Colombia and Jim's own family, and the genesis behind bringing the Blues Brothers' cannabis brand to dispensary shelves. In this season, Jim becomes an expert on cannabis farming, groundbreaking discoveries in medicinal cannabis, and learns first-hand what happens when a small farm passion-project grows into a cutting-edge business with a hot national brand. With the help from some familiar faces, including Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi, cousin Chris, and of course, the legendary Captain Jack (whose cannabis was known as "The Smell of SNL"), viewers will experience the familiar and familial back-and-forth between cousin Chris and Jim as they use Chris' restaurant-business savvy to establish infrastructure, compliance and business know-how at the farm. And of course, there are many new adventures, such as Chris operating a tiny, test kitchen restaurant at the farm, the Engjell Café, which introduces a whole new element of comedy as Chris experiments with cannabis-infused cuisine. Jim likes to say with a smile, "With one table and free food, the Engjell Cafe is the most exclusive restaurant in southern Oregon. The only problem is the owner is a pain in the..." Equally funny as it is informative and in true 'edutainment' style, Growing Belushi, which is filmed in southern Oregon, will shed light on the groundbreaking medical discoveries in the medicinal cannabis industry, as well as the personal journey of Jim and his mighty farm.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 4

Dave - "Enlightened Dave" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Dave journeys to a legendary recording studio, hoping to break through his creative block but is forced to confront his greatest obstacle: his own ego.

Younger - "The Last Unicorn" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza and Kelsey start an underground event called Inkubator; Liza debates telling Charles about Quinn's true motives; Maggie's first class lands her an invite to dinner at the dean's.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 2)

Wednesday, August 4

  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Kroll (Big Mouth/The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Fleabag/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!/Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl) - Ryan talks about the new movie Free Guy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eva Marcille (Born Again Virgin) - Eva appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ben Feldman (Superstore/A to Z/Living with Fran) - Ben appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls/Joey) - Jennifer talks about her new film Swan Song on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April-August)

Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
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