TBS Commemorates and Honors Juneteenth with Movie Marathon Celebrating Black Storytellers

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TBS Commemorates and Honors Juneteenth with Movie Marathon Celebrating Black Storytellers

To commemorate and honor Juneteenth, TBS will kick off the weekend with the premiere of "Friday Night Vibes" on Friday, June 18 at 7:30pm ET/PT. "Friday Night Vibes" is a new 52-week movie destination that spotlights feel-good comedies, action-packed blockbusters and culturally significant storytelling inclusive of diverse voices. Snoop Dogg joins host Tiffany Haddish and co-host Deon Cole as their first in-studio guest. The premiere episode also includes a double feature of "Creed" and "Creed 2," a discussion on the origins of Juneteenth and some surprise guests.

Following the premiere of "Friday Night Vibes," on Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19, TBS will air the following feature films as part of a Juneteenth Movie Marathon:

Creed

12 pm ET/PT

Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.

Creed 2

2:30 pm ET/PT

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family.

Black Panther

5 pm ET/PT and 8pm ET/PT

After the death of his father, T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king-and Black Panther-is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

The Cube (encore)

11 pm ET/PT

Based on the UK megahit, teams of two have nine lives to complete seven games that test their mental agility and physical ability while confined in 'The Cube' for a chance to win $250,000. NBA legend Dwyane Wade serves as the host and executive producer of "The Cube."

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TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-in entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS' Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable - "Miracle Workers," "CONAN," "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," "The Last O.G.," "American Dad!" and "Chad." The network's slate of premium unscripted series includes "The Misery Index," "Go-Big Show," and fan favorite "Wipeout," along with, upcoming series "Friday Night Vibes," "The Cube," and "The Big D". TBS' lineup also includes comedy hits like "Family Guy" and "The Big Bang Theory," classic sitcom favorites "Friends" and "Seinfeld," blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and "ELEAGUE," WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition. Website: www.tbs.com

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June 16, 2021 7:00pm ET by TBS  

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