Lip Bar Founder Makes Leap from Wall St to Target

first_imgBy Charise Wallace, Special to the AFROStraight from Detroit, Michigan, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, Melissa Butler went from working on Wall Street to landing her own beauty line in Target, but she wouldn’t be where she’s is if it wasn’t for education and her mother’s tough love.The Lip Bar, a lipstick line started in 2012 as a mobile food truck-like service that toured from state-to-state, including Washington D.C., to bring the product straight to the consumer. She later faced harsh criticism and rejection on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2015. Fast forward to today, and Target stocks the Black-owned, vegan and cruelty-free brand in more than 140 stores in the U.S.The Lip Bar CEO and Founder Melissa Butler. Courtesy Photo“It’s a never-ending journey,” Butler to the AFRO. “I’ve been able to learn a lot and adapt really quickly to everything that happens simply because of that skill set that I acquired as a kid.”The beauty boss grew up in a not so “nice” neighborhood in Detroit with her single mom. “My mom is a big part of who I am,” said Butler. “My mom is tough, she’s just a beast. Sometimes she’s extremely aggressive, sometimes she’s loving, sometimes she’s absolutely crazy.”Before Butler’s beauty business skyrocketed, she graduated from Florida A&M University in 2008 with a degree in business finance and a desire to make money on Wall Street so she worked at Barclays, the international investment bank.“It was a complete shift because you go from this environment as having this whole cast of friends that have become your family to essentially being in this environment that’s very stringent…not a lot of people look like you, so it was a tough adjustment,” said Butler.Butler found herself stuck in corporate America, but she had other plans. “That’s what inspired me to start my own business because I realized that I don’t belong here and I don’t know if I belong in any of these environments,” said Butler.After Butler switched up her health regime by creating cost-efficient DIY beauty products in her kitchen from soaps to body butter, what stood out the most was the bold lipstick shades.“It was more-so about my customers and women overall to understand that you don’t have to have chemically-filled cosmetics for them to work and also we don’t have to settle for beauty imagery that looks like one thing we can have it all,” she said.The Lip Bar’s name stems from the concept of simply walking into your nearby bar with “options.” That same philosophy is what created dozens of lip shades with funky names like “Bawse Lady,” “Cougar,” “MAN EATER,” “Purple Rain,” and “HAUTE MESS” to name a few.Even D.C.’s own Taraji P. Henson wore nude shade “Baby Bellini“ paired with “Goddess” a shimmery gloss by the brand at Tyler Perry’s “Acrimony” premiere in March.The cosmetics line is expanding to enlist more than just vibrant lip shades, but facial products while remaining healthy and affordable.“That’s rare. If you have a company that has dope packaging, dope ingredients, dope imagery often times it’s at a heftier price tag. “We’re betting on the idea that we can serve our customer in every way…essentially giving our customer a reason to not go somewhere else.”last_img read more

Dorcas Wasike Named ACC Runner of the Year

first_imgThe Kitale, Kenya native posted a historic 2018 campaign, earning five victories and placing in the top 15 of all seven starts. At the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisc., Wasike placed 14th in the championship 6K with a time of 20:08.2, earning USTFCCCA All-American status for the second-consecutive season. Prior to the NCAA meet, she took first at both the NCAA Southeast Regional and ACC Championships, earning Louisville’s first championship as an ACC member. In the regional 6K, her time of 19:42.1 set both a personal and Winthrop University course record. In other ACC accolades, Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer was named Men’s Runner of the Year, while Notre Dame’s Matt Sparks was named Men’s Coach of the Year and NC State’s Laurie Henes earned Women’s Coach of the Year. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday morning that University of Louisville junior Dorcas Wasike has been named the 2018 ACC Women’s Runner of the Year. She is the first Cardinals runner to earn the ACC’s top postseason performer accolade. “This award speaks for itself. We are proud of Dorcas, and she has earned the right to be called the top cross country runner in the ACC,” said head coach Dale Cowper. For more updates and information, follow Louisville cross country on Twitter at @UofLTrackXC and on Facebook.center_img Story Links  Print Friendly Version Earlier in the season, Wasike earned victories at the Tennessee Dual, Vanderbilt Commodore Classic and Louisville Cross Country Classic, setting a personal 5K record in the home meet. Additionally, she finished third overall at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals in October. Tuesday’s announcement adds to a bevy of honors this season, including placement on the All-Region and All-ACC teams, four ACC Women’s Performer of the Week awards, and the program’s first USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Women’s Athlete of the Year.last_img read more

Caroline Blalock Named Inside Lacrosse Preseason AllAmerican

first_imgFor the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville lacrosse sophomore Caroline Blalock has been named preseason All-American honorable mention by Inside Lacrosse. A team captain for the second consecutive season, Blalock was named All-ACC Second Team, ILWomen All-Rookie Team and IWLCA All Region Second Team at the conclusion of her freshman season. She played in all 17 games with 14 starts, leading the team with 43 goals, 55 points, and 24 caused turnovers. Her 1.41 caused turnovers per game led the team and ranked fourth in the ACC, while her 2.41 ground balls per game ranked fifth in the ACC. She scored a career-high five goals vs. Robert Morris and six times scored four goals (Marquette, Butler, Coastal Caroline, Duke, Mercer, Virginia). She led the team with nine hat tricks. Story Links The Cardinals open the 2019 season at Northwestern on Friday, Feb. 8. After three road contests to start the year, they host Mercer on Sunday, Feb. 24.last_img read more

Five Cardinals to Compete at the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship

first_imgThe first stage of the Championship involves 144 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes, including the Final. NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland – Five current or former University of Louisville women’s golfers will compete in the 116th Ladies British Open Amateur Championship, which runs from June 11-15 at the Royal County Down Golf Club. Live Scoring For the latest on Louisville women’s golf, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLWGolf, Facebook /UofLWGolf, and Instagram @UofLWGolf. Print Friendly Version The list also includes three-time All-ACC honoree Lauren Hartlage, along with current teammates Margot Bechadergue and Delaney Shah, and recent UofL graduate Olivia Cason. Hartlage, Martin, Cason, and Linda Trockel also played in the event last summer.  Story Linkscenter_img Live scoring for the tournament will be available online here. Founded in 1893 by the Ladies’ Golf Union, the Women’s Amateur was first played at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire. Along with the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, it is considered the highest honour in women’s amateur golf. “I am very excited to be able to play in the British Amateur again this year,” Hartlage said, who also competed in the 115th Women’s Amateur last June. “The course will be a great test and is a true links style. Being able to come down a week early and play courses around Ireland with the team along with playing in the event last year will help me a lot this week as the course is very different from what we are used to playing at home.” Among the five Cardinals entered in the Championship is Mairead Martin, who will be competing about four hours from her hometown of Kanturk, Ireland. “I’m really excited to start playing this week, especially on home turf,” Martin says. “It’s really fun to have all my family here and the team. It’s going to be a challenge on this high-level golf course, but I’m ready for the challenge and really confident in my game after all the links practice last week.”last_img read more

Whatsapp CoFounder Jan Koum Is Leaving Facebook

first_imgWhatsapp co-founder Jan Koum confirmed Monday that he is leaving the company. The confirmation came after the Washington Post reported earlier Monday that Koum was getting ready to leave over disagreements over the company’s direction and issues like encryption.Koum didn’t make any mention of those disagreements when announcing his departure, and instead simply said that it ws time to move on after having worked on Whatsapp for close to a decade. “I’m leaving at a time when people are using WhatsApp in more ways than I could have imagined,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “The team is stronger than ever and it’ll continue to do amazing things.”Zuckerberg thanked Koum in a comment to this post, writing: “I will miss working so closely with you. I’m grateful for everything you’d done to help connect the world, and for everything you’ve taught me, including about encryption and its ability to take power from centralized systems and put it back in people’s hands. Those values will always be at the heart of WhatsApp.” That emphasis on encryption is notable, and in stark contrast to the Washington Post’s report. The paper reported Monday that Koum had clashed with other Facebook executives over Whatsapp’s use of encryption as well as plans to monetize the messaging app. Whatsapp introduced strong end-to-end encryption in 2016, which makes it impossible for anyone, including Facebook itself, to eavesdrop on any messages exchanged on the platform.The Post also reported that Koum and other Facebook executives disagreed over ways to monetize Whatsapp. The messaging app has become one of Facebook’s most popular services ever since the company acquired it for $19 billion in 2014.Whatsapp had 1.5 billion monthly active users at the end of 2017, and users were sending 60 billion messages every single day. During last week’s earnings report, Zuckerberg highlighted the fact out of all Facebook apps, Stories have been the most popular on Whatsapp.Koum’s departure comes just a day before Facebook’s annual f8 developer conference, where the company is looking to move beyond the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the associated privacy backlash. This announcement might just make those efforts a bit harder — especially since it brings back memories of Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton and his departure from the company.Acton left Facebook in September. In February, he invested $50 into the encrypted messaging app Signal, which in many ways directly competes with Whatsapp. And in March, Acton told his Twitter followers that they should delete their Facebook accounts. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

First Three Seasons of Syfys Killjoys Streaming on VRV Under New Pact

first_imgVRV is now the exclusive subscription VOD home for “Killjoys” catch-up seasons in the U.S., as the multichannel service from AT&T/Chernin Group-owned Ellation looks to put a new sci-fi shine to its content lineup and pull in new customers.VRV is launching all three seasons of the futuristic bounty-hunter series that have aired on Syfy on Tuesday (July 31), under a multiyear deal with NBCUniversal. “Killjoys” was renewed for two final seasons at Syfy, and season 4 premiered July 20 on the cabler. VRV will obtain access to season 4 and 5 of “Killjoys” after they finish their TV run.The full first season of “Killjoys” will be available free, with ads, on VRV — a sampling strategy aimed at enticing fans to buy a full subscription to VRV Premium, on which the subsequent seasons will be available. (Past seasons will continue to be available on-demand to pay-TV subscribers.) Meanwhile, VRV is expanding into a new content category: nostalgic animation. VRV has acquired exclusive streaming rights to two classic Warner Bros. Animation titles — “ThunderCats” and “SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron” — for the premium subscription tier. The 26 episodes of “ThunderCats,” which aired on Cartoon Network in 2011-12, became available July 26; 24 episodes of “SWAT Kats,” which aired on TBS in the ’90s, is launching Aug. 8.“Two of the biggest categories we’ve been working on sci-fi and animation, and they both pair nicely with anime,” said Berman.VRV is looking at debuting a full channel dedicated to nostalgic animation, according to Berman, in partnership with content owners that have large libraries of cult-favorite animated shows.In a similar vein, VRV is in talks with traditional media companies to bring “meaningful brands” from their TV or movie franchises to the SVOD platform. Those, according to Berman, should pass “The T-shirt test”: “You should be able to imagine somebody walking around a mall with the brand on their chest, because it really represents who they are.” Popular on Variety VRV Premium is a $9.99 monthly bundle that includes 11 different channels, spanning anime, animation, horror and other genres: Crunchyroll (owned by Ellation), Rooster Teeth, Funimation, Shudder, CuriostyStream, Cartoon Hangover, DramaFever, Nerdist, Mubi, and Mondo.“Killjoys” is available on the VRV Select channel, available only to paying subscribers. The show stars Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke MacFarlane as a trio of bounty hunters roaming the Quad, a conflict-torn corner of the galaxy, looking to land deadly warrants.The deal with NBCU for the sci-fi series marks the first time VRV has directly licensed a current TV series.“It’s definitely a pivotal deal for us at VRV,” said Eric Berman, head of business development and partnerships at VRV. Content the company acquires for the VRV Select channel is “super-quality content we know is going to hit directly with our audience — which ‘Killjoys’ is.”“Killjoys” is produced by Boat Rocker Studios’ Temple Street (the company behind “Orphan Black”) in association with Space and Syfy. It’s executive produced by creator Michelle Lovretta and showrunner Adam Barken, along with David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Stephan Pleszczynski and Karen Troubetzkoy. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.“VRV is a perfect home for ‘Killjoys’ and we’re excited for this opportunity to expand the show’s audience to VRV’s passionate sci-fi fans,” said Burns McNamee, VP of television and new media distribution for NBCUniversal.The “Killjoys” deal is part of VRV’s broader focus on sci-fi. It recently struck a deal with MGM to bring all the “Stargate” series and movies to VRV Select, as well as Gunpowder & Sky’s “Dust” anthology series of sci-fi shorts. Other content in VRV Select includes shows from NBCU’s now-defunct Seeso service including Dan Harmon’s “HarmonQuest” and “The Cyanide and Happiness Show,” and Warner Bros./Amblin Television’s “Freakazoid.”Also on the sci-fi track, Syfy’s “Channel Zero” horror anthology series is coming to AMC Networks’ Shudder SVOD service, with the first installment to be available on Aug. 9. That means VRV Premium will get access to “Channel Zero” through the Shudder channel on the service, Berman noted. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

How to Watch Brett Kavanaughs Senate Hearing on TV and Online

first_imgABC, CBS, and NBC — preempting their usual daytime TV lineups — will air live reports as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The highly anticipated event, which is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 27, will also be covered by live cable news networks and live-streamed on the internet.Kavanaugh has now been accused by three women of sexual misconduct. Ford was the first to come forward, saying that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party in 1982. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the accusations, and told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum in an interview Monday that he was a virgin “in high school or for many years thereafter.”Some Republican senators including Susan Collins (R.-Maine) have remained undecided about whether to vote to confirm Kavanaugh, and Thursday’s hearing may determine the outcome of his nomination by President Donald Trump. Trump has defended Kavanaugh and questioned the motives of the female accusers. ×White House Correspondents talk being Press during the Trump eraVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next Up’Blanco en Blanco’ Trailer01:52 twitter facebook reddit Linkhttps://variety.com/2018/digital/news/brett-kavanaugh-senate-hearing-how-to-watch-tv-livestream-1202958465/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:0602:06More Videos01:52’Blanco en Blanco’ Trailer02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses05:35The Best of Star Wars at D2314:13’It: Chapter Two’ Stars Jessica Chastain and Sophia Lillis Describe Swimming in Fake Blood01:48Kellyanne Conway Belittles Taylor Swift, Fans Over Equality Act Support09:50’It: Chapter Two’ Director Andy Muschietti Explains the Meaning Behind PennywiseClose As with former FBI director James Comey’s Senate testimony in 2017, the broadcast networks’ decision to break into daytime programming reflects the national attention Kavanaugh’s case has garnered. Critics have dismissed the claims by the women accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct and their timing, while activists have protested the GOP push to get Kavanaugh confirmed and have promoted hashtags like #WhyIDidntReport on social media.Here’s how to watch the Kavanaugh and Ford hearing on TV and online:ABC News: The network will air a live report as the two testify, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead network coverage of the hearing, and “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will anchor coverage from Capitol Hill, where ABC News senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce will provide live updates. Chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran will report from the Supreme Court with additional reporting. ABC News coverage of the testimony will be available on ABC TV, ABCNews.com, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as ABC News Live (at abcnews.go.com/live), the network’s 24-hour breaking news and live events channel.CBS News: “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Evening News With Jeff Glor” will originate from Washington, D.C. Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, and Jeff Glor will anchor coverage from Washington and lead the network’s special coverage beginning at 10 a.m. ET on the CBS Television Network with additional coverage on the CBSN streaming news service (at cbsnews.com/live) and its Facebook page. “CBS This Morning” will begin the day with coverage ahead of the hearings and will also offer an optional additional hour for select stations at 9 a.m. ET.NBC News: Coverage starts at 9:30 a.m. ET led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, moderator of “Meet the Press” and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, Megyn Kelly, and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell. On MSNBC, coverage begins at 9:50 a.m. ET with Stephanie Ruhle who will be joined by Brian Williams, host of “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams,” leading up to the hearings. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET, special coverage will stream live on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News app, YouTube, and other platforms.Fox News Channel: Fox News will live-stream the hearing and related coverage for pay-TV subscribers on FoxNews.com and on Fox News apps. “Special Report” host Bret Baier and “The Story” anchor Martha MacCallum will co-anchor, with additional contributions by Fox News contributors and analysts.CNN: The network will livestream the testimony on CNN.com and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android, with no log-in required. CNN’s coverage will start at 8:30 a.m. ET, anchored by Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper. The livestream can also be viewed on its Facebook page, CNNgo on desktop (at go.cnn.com), and smartphone and iPad apps.PBS: “PBS NewsHour” will carry live coverage, led by anchor Judy Woodruff with correspondent Lisa Desjardins, on local member TV stations as well as at pbs.org/newshour and on its on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.Univision: “Univison Noticias” will stream live coverage of the hearing on its website (at this link), UnivisionNow apps for mobile and connected-TV devices, on its Facebook page, via Twitter’s Periscope and on its YouTube channel.Telemundo: Telemundo News coverage is scheduled to start at 9:50 a.m. ET and will stream in Spanish at telemundo.com/noticias and across social channels.C-SPAN: C-SPAN 3 will offer a free livestream of the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing on its website (at c-span.org/networks/?channel=c-span-3).POPULAR ON VARIETY: last_img read more

Amazon Said to Work on HighDefinition Music Service

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Amazon’s interest in high-definition audio isn’t entirely surprising: The company has been moving upmarket with its audio hardware in recent months, and recently released an Echo Link Amp product for audiophile consumers interested in Alexa voice control. Amazon is working on a high-definition tier for its paid music service, according to a new Music Business Worldwide report. The e-commerce giant has been talking to multiple rights holders about launching a high-definition service, which is likely going be priced around $15 per month, according to the report.Amazon could potentially launch the new tier before the end of the year; a company spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The new service tier would compete with a number of other high-resolution streaming services in the marketplace. Deezer first launched in the U.S. with a high-resolution tier, which offers access to lossless audio for $19.99 per month. Tidal also offers lossless audio streaming for $19.99 per month.Amazon’s current music service is priced $9.99 per month, with a $2 discount for Prime subscribers. The company is also offering a $3.99 tier for consumers who want unlimited music listening on one single Echo speaker or Fire TV, and has a separate free plan for Prime subscribers that is based on personalized playlists, but doesn’t offer full on-demand access to its entire catalog.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

HBO Launches Recommended by Humans Streaming Site in Dig at Netflix

first_img Popular on Variety Netflix has for years touted its algorithm-driven TV and movie recommendations. Now HBO is taking a subtle swipe at the streaming rival and other services that push computer-generated content suggestions with the launch of “Recommended by Humans.”HBO’s new marketing site is stocked with paid fan testimonials for around 50 shows, movies and documentaries that lets users sample them for free. “[T]he best recommendations come from real people,” HBO said Tuesday in announcing the site, available at humanreco.hbo.com.The site lets users scroll through a canvas on a desktop or mobile browser to watch 36 video testimonials and more than 150 Twitter recommendations from HBO fans. Featured titles range from recent series like “Game of Thrones,” “Succession,” and “Chernobyl” to older shows like “Sex and the City,” “The Sopranos,” “The Wire” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” How HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Recreated the Horrific Radiation Burns ‘His Dark Materials’ HBO Series Rounds Out Voice Cast ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 For the campaign, HBO issued a casting call for viewers “who were so excited about their favorite shows they were willing to go on camera to recommend them,” according to a rep. The participants were free to choose which program to recommend and what they wanted to say about it. On the site, the premium programmer says, “We paid them for their time because we’re not monsters.” Related It’s the first HBO brand campaign to exclusively feature fans, developed by the programmer’s marketing team alongside agencies Engine and Resn. HBO is encouraging others to share their own recommendations on social media using the hashtag #HumanReco and says it will add more programs to “Recommended by Humans” in the future.Each fan recommendation on the site is accompanied by the trailer — along with the series premiere episode or full film, available to stream for free. HBO has offered free sampling of select content in the past, but the new site is the first time it’s pairing that with testimonials.Here’s the full list of programs available on the “Recommended by Humans” site: “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Animals.,” “Ballers,” “Big Little Lies,” “Bored to Death,” “Carnivale,” “Chernobyl,” “Crashing,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Deadwood,” “Divorce,” “Eastbound & Down,” “Enlightened,” “Euphoria,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Game of Thrones,” “Gentleman Jack,” “Girls,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Los Espookys,” “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” “My Brilliant Friend,” “Random Acts of Flyness,” “Sally4Ever,” “Sex and the City,” “Sharp Objects,” “Silicon Valley,” “Six Feet Under,” “Succession,” “The Comeback,” “The Deuce,” “The Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “The Leftovers,” “The Night Of,” “The Normal Heart,” “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “The Young Pope,” “There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane,” “True Blood,” “True Detective,” “Veep,” “Vice Principals” and “Westworld.”last_img read more

Every Upcoming Comic Book TV Series and Their Release Dates

first_imgAll date are subject to change. But there are plenty of Marvel movies to stay on top of too. And the DCEU has some interesting projects for the rest of the year and next. We are sure MovieBob will have a lot to say about Iron Fist again. Stop on top of all comics news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Comic movies get all the attention, but there are tons of great TV shows based on comics out there. When you think about it, TV is actually a better medium for comics adaptation than feature films. Both tell stories in an episodic format, both spend all year building to some big finale or event, and both have a long tradition of crossovers and cameos. It’s no wonder some of our favorite TV shows are based on comics.The networks and streaming services have caught on too. There are so many new and returning comics-based TV series ahead, it’s hard to keep track of when all the premieres are. Thankfully, you have us to do it for you. Let Geek tell you when your favorite comic book TV shows are happening and never miss a moment of your favorite superhero. (The Flash! It’s The Flash, Right? Yeah, it’s The Flash.)Iron Fist – September 7Marvel’s most critically-maligned first season (until The Inhumans) returns with a new showrunner. All episodes premiere Friday, September 7 on Netflix.Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – September 17The wacky 2D animated avengers of four genetically modified adolescent reptiles come to a new generation of kids. The new series premieres Monday, September 17 on Nickelodeon.Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest – September 23T’Challa must once again team up with his sister Shuri and his fellow Avengers to protect Wakanda in this animated series. Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest premieres Sunday, September 23 at 9 p.m. on Disney XD.The Gifted – September 25The Strucker family is divided and on the run in this second season of the X-Men-based series. Season Two premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 8 p.m. on FOX.The Walking Dead – October 7The ninth season of AMC’s zombie drama based on Robert Kirkman’s comic will be the last to star Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead returns from the grave Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. on AMC.The Flash – October 9Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, returns for a fifth season and he’s bringing Elongated Man Ralph Dibny back with him. What new foe awaits Team Flash. We’ll find out when The Flash Season Five premieres Tuesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. on The CW.Black Lightning – October 9The newest DC superhero show to appear on the CW quickly became one of the best. The Pierce family will continue to balance family life with superhero work in a complicated world. Season Two premieres October 9 at 9 p.m. on The CW.Riverdale – October 10The Black Hood mystery is solved, but things are far from normal in Riverdale. Especially with Archie arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Just when you think Riverdale can’t get any wilder, it tops itself. Season Three premieres October 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW.Titans – October 12The first original series to premiere on DC Universe, Warner Bros.’ new standalone streaming service. We’ll finally know why Robin has such harsh words about Batman. The first season premieres October 12 on DC Universe. New episodes will become available every Friday.Supergirl – October 14Who needs Superman? Supergirl is the empathetic, optimistic and still action-packed show you expect from this hero. And it’s not afraid to dive deep into the stranger parts of DC Comics canon. Supergirl Season Four premieres Sunday, October 14 at 8 p.m. on The CW. Arrow – October 15The series that started The CW’s massive interconnected DC universe returns for its seventh season. Oliver and his team try to keep Star City safe in a show that now feels oddly dark compared to everything else in the Arrowverse. Arrow Season Seven premieres Monday, October 15 at 8 p.m. on The CW.Constantine: The Legend Continues – October 15The Arrowverse-connected Constantine only ran for one season on NBC. That wasn’t the end of the character, though. The story continued in this animated web series on CW Seed. Now, it’s airing all at once on The CW proper. See what happened between Constantine and the character’s debut on Legends of Tomorrow when Constantine: The Legend Continues airs on Monday, October 15 at 9 p.m. on The CW.DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – October 22The most fun, joyously silly Arrowverse series returns at the end of October. A collection of heroes and villains from the other Arrowverse shows travel through time to fix errors in history, and usually screw things up worse. Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 premieres on Monday, October, 22 at 9 p.m. on The CW.The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – October 26Just in time for Halloween, this supernatural spinoff of Riverdale stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman. Like Riverdale before it, this is a darker version of the character than fans of the ’90s sitcom may remember, based on the also-darker comics with which it shares a name. All episodes of Season One premiere on Friday, October 26 on Netflix.Marvel’s Runaways – December 21The first season of Marvel’s Runaways was a fantastic adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s 2003 comic. It expanded on the source material in smart ways, mixing teen drama with a superhero story, and fleshed out the parents to be more than a cabal of evil supervillains. Season Two will continue that trajectory and bring in more fan-favorite moments from the comics. Runaways Season Two premieres Friday, December 21 on Hulu, with new episodes released every week.Daredevil – Late Fall 2018The world thinks Matt Murdock is dead after the events of The Defenders, but they’re obviously mistaken. The third season of Marvel’s first Netflix series is set to stream later this year, though no official release date has been given. If it follows the pattern of 2017’s The Punisher, we may not get one until a couple of weeks before its release. Expect to see Daredevil Season Three drop sometime in late 2018 on Netflix.Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt (Photo via Syfy)Happy! – Late 2018Syfy’s manic, violent, creepy, hilarious series starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt got renewed right before last January’s Season One finale. No official release date yet, but Syfy expects Season Two to premiere sometime in 2018.Cannon Busters – April 1, 2019Based on the comic by LeSean Thomas, Canon Busters follows friendship robot S.A.M., repair robot Casey Turnbuckle, and fugitive Philly the Kid traveling the world and searching for the heir to a kingdom under siege. This animated series is set to premiere April 1, 2019 on Netflix.Gotham – Early 2019The final season of Fox’s Batman prequel got a last minute order at the end of spring. Season Five will introduce yet more Batman villains and get us to the point where Bruce Wayne donning the cowl. There’s no firm premiere date yet, but expect to see Gotham in January or February of 2019 on Fox.iZombie – Early 2019A late renewal by the CW ensured that Liv would keep eating brains and solving crimes for another season. This darkly comedic zombified take on a police procedural usually premieres at midseason. Expect new episodes in early 2019 on The CW.Dan Stevens (Photo via FX)Legion – Mid 2019David Haller went full on supervillain at the end of Legion’s second season. It’s entirely unclear how, or if, they’re going to pull him back from this one. We’ll see when this mind-altering X-Men series returns for Season Three in late winter/early spring of 2019 on FX.Krypton – Mid 2019Syfy’s Superman prequel got a Season Two renewal, but no premiere date yet. All we know for sure is that this one introduces Lobo to the series. We can probably expect to see Krypton Season Two sometime in late winter/early spring of 2019 on Syfy.Cloak and Dagger – Spring 2019Marvel really knocked it out of the park with their first series on Freeform. Tyrone and Tandy were irresistible on screen together, and we’ll see a lot more of them in Season Two. This one sees Detective O’Reilly’s transformation into Mayhem. Expect to see Season Two of Cloak and Dagger in Spring 2019 on Freeform.Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Summer 2019Instead of premiering this fall or at midseason, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is sidestepping Avengers: Infinity War altogether by waiting until after Avengers 4 comes out. No premiere date is set yet, but we’ll catch up with Coulson and the gang in the summer of 2019.Wynona Earp – Summer 2019The fourth season of this demon-hunting show was announced right after the premiere of the third. Based on the comic by Beau Smith, Wynona Earp follows the great-great-granddaughter of Wyatt Earp as she hunts down the spirits of outlaws her ancestor killed. Going by past season premiere dates, Season Four of Wynona Earp should arrive in the summer of 2019 on Syfy.Fear the Walking Dead – Spring/Summer 2019This spinoff of The Walking Dead was already renewed for another season. If the past few are anything to go by, this one should be split up into two parts, one premiering in the spring and one in the summer of 2019 on AMC.The Umbrella Academy – 2019This animated series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes is based on a comic by My Chemical Romance lead singer, Gerard Way. It’s set to hit Netflix sometime in 2019.Watchmen – 2019Very little is known about Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic comic for HBO. We don’t even know how closely it will stick to the source material. We certainly don’t know when we’ll see it. Watchmen is set to premiere sometime in 2019 on HBO.Deadly Class – 2019Based on the comic book by Rick Remender, Deadly Class follows a kid in 1987 drawn into a school of assassins. The Russo Brothers-produced series will premiere in 2019 on Syfy.The Boys – 2019Based on the comic by Garth Ennis, The Boys is about a group of ordinary vigilantes who make it their mission to take down corrupt superheroes. The series will premiere on Amazon sometime in 2019.The Tick – 2019Season One of The Tick on Amazon Prime may be the most faithful adaptation of Ben Edlund’s superhero satire yet. This iteration of The Tick takes itself as seriously as any other superhero show and is all the better for it. The second season premieres on Amazon sometime in 2019.Young Justice: Outsiders – 2019Season Three of this beloved animated series is long overdue. We finally get to continue the story thanks to DC Universe. With no official release date yet, all we know is Young Justice: Outsiders will be out sometime in 2019 on DC Universe.Swamp Thing – 2019Executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman) and Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) this is one of the more exciting shows coming to DC Universe in 2019.Harley Quinn – 2019Unrelated to the series of movies starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, this animated TV series is set to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.Doom PatrolDC Universe is making sure there’ll be plenty of original content to keep you subscribed. Get ready for some Grade-A superhero strangeness when Doom Patrol comes to DC Universe in 2019.last_img read more