Netflix Announces Return of Docuseries BABIES - Broadway World

Netflix Announces Return of Docuseries BABIES - Broadway World

Netflix Announces Return of Docuseries BABIES - Broadway World

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 11:22 AM PDT

Netflix Announces Return of Docuseries BABIES

Netflix's hit docuseries Babies from Nutopia - the production company behind hits like ONE STRANGE ROCK - will drop six new episodes on Friday, June 19, just in time for Father's Day.

Babies Season 1 launched earlier this year and has already been heralded as one of the best documentary series of 2020 by New Scientist, Elle and Esquire.

The first six episodes are still available on Netflix and originally premiered February 21, where it remained on the Top 10 Netflix list for several weeks. We would love to discuss potential coverage opportunities for the new episodes. We have access to series executives, as well as many of the scientists who were highlighted throughout the second half of the series with a few mentioned below.

Continuing on from the first batch of episodes, which looked at major milestones from bonding to first steps and first words, the second batch explores what's going on in the mind of baby and how they make sense of the world, essentially what it is that makes us human. From our desire to be social, how we acquire morality, why humor is so important and how observing their parent's makes toddlers more determined to succeed

Filmed over the course of three years, Babies is a landmark series that explores the miracle of the first full year of life through the pioneering work of leading scientists from across the globe. It's an IN DEPTH look at the first year of life -- the Science behind babies' developments, from sleeping, to eating, crawling to walking and everything in between! The series follows several new parents as they go on this new journey as well as 30+ of the top scientists from around the globe.

Amongst the world class scientists featured are Rebecca Saxe (MIT) and her ground breaking study showing babies are already fine-tuned for seeing and understanding people from an early age; Vasu Reddy's (University of Portsmouth) work around how even very young babies use humour to form a bond; Malinda Carpenter (University of St. Andrews, Scotland) who studies the gestures babies make to share their experience of the world, she believes pointing gestures form the foundation of human culture and communication; Kiley Hamlin (University of British Columbia), whose work reveals that morality may be innate rather than learnt and Julie Mennella's (Monell Institute) hugely influential study that found a direct link between what mothers eat during pregnancy and breastfeeding and your baby's tastes.

Babies is a Nutopia Production for Netflix. Nutopia is a leading television production company with offices in the US and UK, best known for creating huge scale series designed to stand out from the crowd. Recent credits include the acclaimed drama-documentary The Last Czars for Netflix; the award-winning docuseries ONE STRANGE ROCK for National Geographic hosted by Will Smith, The World According to Jeff Goldblum for Disney, Civilisations for the BBC and Emmy-winning PBS series How We Got to Now and America The Story of Us for History.

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Juneteenth Programming Lineup: HBO’s ‘Watchmen’, Apple’s ‘The Banker’, FX’s Atlanta’, ‘Selma’ & More - Deadline

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 02:49 PM PDT

Several broadcast and cable networks are commemorating Juneteenth on Friday by offering special programming to celebrate the holiday, which traditionally marks the end of slavery in the U.S.

The holiday is also being recognized by a growing number of media and entertainment companies who are shuttering their U.S. offices for the day.

Below is a listing of what networks are offering. Keep checking back as we continue to update it.


The premium network will offer all nine episodes of Season 1 of Watchmen for free Friday-Sunday on and on demand, highlighting programming dedicated to black experiences and voices. The series, spawned from Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel that explores the legacy of systemic racism in America, will also air as a marathon on HBO and HBO Latino beginning at 1 PM ET/PT on Friday. Other titles on offer beginning Friday: Being Serena, Bessie, Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, United Skates, Jerrod Carmicheal's Home Videos, Lil' Rel Live In Crenshaw, The Apollo and select episodes from The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Shop, Treme and True Detectiv

Hollywood And Media Companies Make Juneteenth An Annual Holiday; Date Marks Anniversary Of End Of Slavery In America


The National Civil Rights Museum and 92nd Street Y have teamed to host a roundtable conversation around Apple's The Banker, and the film's empowering themes of positive social change. The Banker executive producer and star Anthony Mackie, star Nia Long and Dr. Noelle Trent, Director of Interpretation, Collections and Education, National Civil Rights Museum will all take part in the virtual conversation, which will be available to stream for free beginning at 9am PT / 12pm ET on Friday, June 19, at and

Additionally, starting today, June 18 through June 30, The Banker will be available to stream for free, along with Apple Original docuseries "Dear…," and a curated offering of inspiring films and TV shows on the Apple TV app.


FX Networks will simulcast a slate of feature films and TV episodes across FX, FXX and FXM beginning at 7 AM ET/PT Friday with the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures and including marathons of Black-ish and Atlanta, which both have featured episodes titled "Juneteenth." The lineup: 7 AM: Hidden Figures; 10 AM: Selma; 1 PM: Black-ish marathon (14 episodes); 8 PM: Atlanta marathon (eight episodes); 12:47 AM Saturday: Get Out.


The ViacomCBS cable network will kick off a "Juneteenth Freedom Day Marathon" under its Content For Change initiative beginning at 7 AM ET/PT with a lineup of movies (including the network premiere of the Oscar-nominated Selma), series and music videos, along with interstitials featuring the likes of Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Corey Booker, Rev. Al Sharpton, Chloe x Halle, TIP 'T.I.' Harris, Sinqua Walls, Pose's Indya Moore and MJ Rodriguez, YG, Naturi Naughton, Loni Love, NAACP president Derrick Johnson, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and others which will be available across BET's linear, digital and social platforms. The BET schedule: 7 AM-noon – Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, The Parkers; noon: Marshall; 3 PM: Race; 6 PM: Do The Right Thing; 9 PM: Selma. More social justice content including Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story will be available on BET+.


The network will simulcast ABC News' primetime special Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming, with a focus on the symbolism of the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in America. It airs at 8 PM ET/PT.


A slate of special encore airings begins at 3 PM ET/PT with the original documentary Dark Girls, followed by Light Girls at 4:30 PM, Oprah & Lupita Nyong'o on Colorism at 6:30 PM, Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved the Way at 7:30 PM. The lineup wraps with a re-airing of Winfrey's OWN: Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part One) at 9 PM and OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part Two) at 10 PM. The two-part special aired globally June 9-10 on OWN and 18 other Discovery networks, drawing 11 million viewers overall in the U.S. alone.


On Friday, VICE News' Losing Ground with VICE News correspondent Alzo Slade takes viewers to the Southern United States to explore the vulnerability many black land owners face as they try to retain their piece of the American dream. It airs at 10 PM ET/PT. VICE News will debut the special Say Her Name, the story of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year old EMT who was shot and killed during a "no-knock" search warrant, at 10:30 PM ET/PT. The series Black Market with actor Michael K. Williams, which takes a look into the lives of people who work in underworld economies, will air at 5 PM ET/PT. Last Chance High, which spotlights staff struggling to keep students in school and off the streets at Chicago's last therapeutic academy, airs at 10 AM ET/PT. Also, hit recording artists Chief Keef, Young M.A, Dej Loaf and Mobb Deep's Prodigy sit down with Dr. Siri Sat Nam on The Therapist at 8 AM ET/PT. And Most Expensivest airs with Grammy-award winning rapper 2 Chainz's at 2 PM ET/PT.


Facebook Watch will host a Red Table Talk weekend with two new episodes. On Friday, June 19, Jada, Willow and Gammy will be joined by legendary civil rights leader Dr. Angela Davis and activist Tamika Mallory for a special Juneteenth episode to address the state of emergency within Black America. And on Sunday, June 21, Jada sits down with Will Smith for a special Father's Day episode.

Additionally, Live Nation Urban and LiveXLive Media, Inc. teams with Color of Change for a 90-minute special, Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special, Friday, June 19th at 5 P.M. PT/8 P.M. ET. And Bric TV will host a virtual #BHeard Town Hall that will look at the state of freedom in black communities on YouTube Live.


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