This special presents highlights from a June 1 concert hosted by Ryan Seacrest at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles. The event, iHeartRadio’s national kickoff to summer music celebration, features such artists as Jonas Brothers, Halsey and 5 Seconds of Summer, among many others.
John Francis Daley (“Bones”) co-directed this pitch-black comedy about some friends whose regular game night goes off the rails when one in their group gets kidnapped by apparent burglars. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as a hyper-competitive married couple going through a rough patch; the first-rate ensemble also includes Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Michael C. Hall and Lamorne Morris. The movie was both a critical and commercial hit, earning back three times its production budget.
TV isn’t lacking for series built around performers competing for fame and fortune, but that’s not the objective in this new summer series. Elizabeth Stanton (“This Just In”) and James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”) host this new non-competitive series that’s a throwback in some ways to classic variety shows, with acts performing across various disciplines.
Tim Travers Hawkins’ 2019 documentary provides a unique and intimate portrait of whistle blower and trans woman Chelsea Manning, who was convicted by court-martial in 2013 as a U.S. Army soldier for disclosing to WikiLeaks hundreds of thousands of classified — or at least highly sensitive — military and diplomatic documents.
Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) rejects his warrior roots and retreats into the sinister underbelly of the Chinese working class as Season 1 concludes with “If You’re Going to Bow, Bow Low.” Stricken with guilt, Big Bill (Kieran Bew) stands vigil at the hospital. Zing (Dustin Nguyen) and the Fung Hai try to intimidate Mai Ling (Dianne Doan).