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A Playbook for Science Denial, ‘Scientific Phallocracy’ in the Animal Kingdom, and More

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If you feel exhausted from constantly taking the high road, The Playbook offers an enticing alternative. Author Jennifer Jacquet, an associate professor of environmental studies at New York University, indulges a reader’s fantasy of acting as a company executive for whom science is simply another facet of corporate propaganda. Presented as a how-to guide for co-opting or covering up science in the name of Business, the narration never breaks character.


I wondered more than once if a bad actor could take the book at its word and thrive in the corporate world by, for instance, conducting industry-sponsored studies and burying undesirable results or pointing fingers at others when legitimate issues with a company’s practices arise. The Playbook is loaded with “success” stories of spun science, from retro classics of oil, cigarette and Big Pharma giants to modern-day malfeasance by technology and vaping companies.


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Without Jacquet’s dry humor suffusing each chapter, the book would have made for a depressing, exhaustive history of corporations duping consumers, bypassing regulators and silencing critics. But her tone is gleeful, mimicking the rhetoric of a motivational speaker turned corporate consultant, advising retired professors to “put your emeritus title to work” shilling for companies. When a conflict arises between science and your company’s products, she advises deflection: “DDT might kill birds, but malaria, which DDT helps prevent, kills people.”


One effect of the book’s tongue-in-cheek format is a chilling realization that the villains in The Playbook are extraordinarily banal. The tactics that enable their misconduct have been recycled across decades. Perhaps a powerful first step to stopping the misuse of science, then, is noticing these hackneyed themes— and calling them out. —Maddie Bender


Bitch: On the Female of the Species by Lucy Cooke. Basic Books, 2022 ($30)

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In this effervescent exposé, British zoologist Lucy Cooke documents the “scientific phallocracy” that has warped our perceptions of biological sex in the animal kingdom. Cooke reveals how sexist cultural and historical influences, particularly those of the Victorian era, led scientists to misinterpret, undervalue and ignore the female of the species. Her playful, enlightening tour of the vanguard of evolutionary biology not only highlights animals that disrupt our assumptions about biological sex and its “natural” behaviors (lesbian albatrosses, jezebel bluebirds, infanticidal meerkat matriarchs, orgasmic female macaques), it also celebrates the underappreciated scholars whose research is shifting this reductive paradigm. —Dana Dunham


Lapvona: A Novel by Ottessa Moshfegh. Penguin Press, 2022 ($27)


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Ottessa Moshfegh brings her trademark brutality to the Middle Ages in this allegorical pandemic novel. In the fictional Eastern European village of Lapvona, a boy named Marek befriends a proto-scientist named Ina, whose experimental tinctures with herbs and flowers bring relief to a community suffering through plagues, droughts and famines. Meanwhile Lord Villiam stays isolated in his luxurious home, weaponizing religious faith to keep the dying masses angry with one another instead of him. Moshfegh puts Marek and Ina on a thrilling collision course with Villiam to take over the village, while interrogating the role faith plays in social and environmental abuses of power. —Adam Morgan


What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé. W. W. Norton, 2022 ($30)


Seeking to improve our health through nutrition, we might count carbs, go keto or become vegan. But other drivers of nourishment go deeper. In this timely investigation, geologist David R. Montgomery and biologist Anne Biklé dig into the earth to determine how we are not just what we eat but also the land our food comes from. They call out agricultural challenges, such as microbial deficiencies in soil, which affect both crops and livestock. And they detail transformative farming tactics, both functional and economic, because “we still have time to choose the regenerative path for our soils, our planet, and ourselves.” —Mandana Chaffa

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This article was originally published with the title “Selling Denial” in Scientific American 326, 6, (June 2022)

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This 10-second test could measure your risk of death, study says

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This 10-second test could measure your risk of death, study says

Scientists may have found a way to measure your risk of death. A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine posits that a 10-second balance test could help measure your overall risk of dying.

A 10-second test may be able to measure your risk of death

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Balance can play a key part in your overall health. Image source: Amazon

The study was conducted by several scientists using a pool of 1,702 people aged between 51 to 75 years. They examined data about the participants taken between 2008 and 2020 and measured how well they could perform a 10-second one-legged balance test. The results, they say, could allow doctors to better measure your risk of death.

The 10-second test requires the participant to stand on one leg, with the free leg resting on the back of the standing leg. They then place their hands at their side and try to stay still. During the study, the participants were given three chances to complete the balance test. Around 20 percent were unable to complete the test. The number of people unable to complete it also increased with age.

Five percent of participants between 51 and 55 failed, while 8 percent between 56 and 60 failed. From there, 18 percent of people aged 61 to 65 failed, and then 37 percent of those 66 to 70 years of age failed. Finally, 54 percent of people between 71 and 75 years of age failed the test to measure their risk of death.

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The researchers found that most who failed the balance test tended to have higher body weights, or suffered from cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. Additionally, after they adjusted the findings for age, sex, and existing health conditions, the scientists believe those who failed had an 84 percent increased risk of death over the next seven years.

But how does it work? These findings are intriguing, to say the least. However, it is important to look at the wider picture that the doctors were painting here. This balance test may be able to measure your risk of death. However, it isn’t a way to prevent heart disease, diabetes, or any other diseases. It’s simply an “all-cause mortality” test.

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Balance is an important aspect of our body. And many doctors believe that balance can be a good indicator of how healthy a person is. Since the test only takes 10 seconds to complete it isn’t a bad way to measure the possible risk of death. However, it also isn’t going to tell you any in-depth information about your risk of any diseases or other issues.

As such, the researchers are pushing for the balance test to be added to regular doctor visits. Alongside the other tests we run, it could increase the chance of catching diseases or issues before they advance. There are, of course, other things you can do to reduce your risk of death, like watching less TV each day.

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What to watch on Peacock: New movies and shows in July 2022

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If you’re looking for any new originals to watch on Peacock in July 2022, you’ve got a few intriguing options. At the top of the list is a new dark comedy called The Resort, created by Andy Siara (Palm Springs) and starring William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and Cristin Milioti (Palm Springs). Other highlights include Trigger Point, Hart to Heart, and Love Island. There will also be new The Office: Superfan Episodes in July.

You can watch some shows on Peacock for free on sign up for Premium right here.

New releases on Peacock coming in July 2022

Streaming July 1

  • Armageddon, 1998
  • American Pie, 1999
  • American Pie 2, 2001
  • American Reunion, 2012
  • American Wedding, 2003
  • Antz, 1998*
  • Away We Go, 2009
  • The Bad Guys, 2022*
  • Batman, 1989
  • Batman & Robin, 1997
  • Batman Forever, 1995
  • Batman Returns, 1992
  • The Big Lebowski, 1998
  • The Big Wedding, 2013*
  • Blue Crush, 2002
  • Blue Crush 2, 2011
  • Blue Valentine, 2011*
  • Born On The Fourth of July, 1989
  • Bridesmaids, 2011*
  • Bring It On Again, 2004
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing, 2006
  • Bulletproof, 1996
  • Cast Away, 2000
  • The Change-Up, 2011
  • Cowboys & Aliens, 2011
  • Crimson Tide, 1995
  • Date Night, 2010
  • Dazed and Confused, 1993
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, 2004
  • End Of The Line: The Women of Standing Rock, 2004
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004
  • Gnomeo & Juliet, 2011
  • Fantastic Four, 2005
  • Field of Dreams, 2005*
  • For Love of the Game, 1999
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2008*
  • Fried Green Tomatoes, 1991
  • Get Him to the Greek, 2010
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 2002
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, 2010
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, 2011
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2007
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 2001
  • He’s Just Not That Into You, 2009
  • Honey, 2003
  • Honey 2, 2011
  • I Think I Love My Wife, 2007
  • John Wick, 2014*
  • John Wick: Chapter 2, 2017*
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, 2019*
  • Just Go With It, 2011*
  • Liar, Liar, 1997
  • Little Fockers, 2010
  • Looper, 2012
  • Lucy, 2014*
  • Major Payne, 1995
  • Marley & Me, 2008
  • Meet the Fockers, 2004
  • Meet the Parents, 2000
  • Mystery Men, 1999
  • Ocean’s Eleven, 2001
  • Ocean’s Twelve, 2004
  • The Other Guys, 2010
  • Robots, 2005
  • The Rock, 1996
  • Role Models, 2008
  • Shallow Hal, 2001
  • Shark Tale, 2004*
  • A Simple Favor, 2018
  • Sisters, 2015*
  • The Skulls II, 2002
  • The Skulls III, 2004
  • The Skulls, 2000
  • Stick It, 2006
  • Trainwreck, 2015*
  • Tremors, 1990*
  • Tremors 3: Back To Perfection, 2001
  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, 2004
  • Tremors 5: Bloodlines
  • Tremors 6: Cold Day In Hell, 2018
  • Tremors II, 1996
  • Unbreakable, 2000
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It, 1992
  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, 2008*
  • American Greed, Season 14
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Shrink, Season 1
  • Snapped, 19-23
  • Southern Charm, Season 8, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Top Chef Last Chance Kitchen, Season 15-18
  • IndyCar – Mid-Ohio
  • Tour de France – Stage 1
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)

Streaming July 2

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Breeders Cup Challenge
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • IMSA  – CTMP
  • IndyCar – Mid-Ohio*
  • Pro Motocross – Red Bud
  • Tour de France – Stage 2*
  • WWE Money in the Bank*

Streaming July 3

  • Tour de France – Stage 2*
  • Indy Car – Mid-Ohio*
  • IMSA – Sportscar Grand Prix
  • MLB Sunday Leadoff – Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers*

Streaming July 4

  • Below Deck Mediterranean, Season 7, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Growing Up Chrisley, Season 3
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
  • Ukraine: Answering the Call (NBC)

Streaming July 5

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Dateline: The Last Day, Season 1, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Tour de France – Stage 4*
  • USA Softball vs. Australia*
  • USA Softball vs. Japan*

Streaming July 6

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • America’s Got Talent, Season 17, New Episode (NBC)
  • Dancing With Myself, Season 1, New Episode (NBC)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Tour de France – Stage 5*

Streaming July 7

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Tour de France – Stage 6*
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season 12, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives of Dubai, Season 1, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip S2, New Episode (Peacock Original)*  

Streaming July 8

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Southern Charm, Season 8, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Trigger Point, Season 1, All Episodes (Peacock Original)* 
  • Tour de France – Stage 7*

Streaming July 9

  • American Century Championship
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Tour de France – Stage 8*
  • Pro Motorcross 2022 – Southwick

Streaming July 10

  • American Century Championship
  • MLB Sunday Leadoff – Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles*
  • Tour de France – Stage 9*

Streaming July 11

  • Below Deck Mediterranean, Season 7, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Curious George, 2006
  • Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, Season 2, Episode 1 (Peacock Original)* 
  • Married to Medicine: Atlanta, Season 9, New Episode (Bravo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 14, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac, Season 6
  • The Shallows, 2016*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? Season 1, New Episode (NBC)

Streaming July 12

  • American Ninja Warrior, Season 14, New Episode (NBC)
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Dateline: The Last Day, Season 1, New Episode (Peacock Original)*

  • Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, Season 2, Episode 2 (Peacock Original)* 
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Tour de France – Stage 10*

Streaming July 13

  • America’s Got Talent, Season 17, New Episode (NBC)
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Dancing With Myself, Season 1, New Episode (NBC)
  • Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, Season 2, Episode 3 (Peacock Original)* 
  • Doom, 2005*
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Make Do & Mend, Season 2*
  • Tour de France – Stage 11*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)

Streaming July 14

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, Season 2, Episode 4 (Peacock Original)* 
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hart to Heart, Season 2, Episodes 1-2, (Peacock Original)* 
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • The Open Championship – Round 1*
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season 12, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives of Dubai, Season 1, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip S2, New Episode (Peacock Original)*  
  • Tour de France – Stage 12*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)

Streaming July 15

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, Season 2, Episode 5 (Peacock Original)* 
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Nash Bridges, 2021
  • IndyCar – Streets of Toronto
  • Southern Charm, Season 8, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Open Championship – Round 1*
  • Tour de France – Stage 13*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • World Track & Field Championships*

Streaming July 16

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • IMSA – Lime Rock
  • IMSA – Toronto – Porsche Carrera Cup
  • IndyCar – Streets of Toronto
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • MLB All-Star Futures Game*
  • Tour de France – Stage 14*
  • The Open Championship – Round 3
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 17

  • IndyCar – Streets of Toronto
  • MLB Sunday Leadoff – Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays*
  • The Open Championship – Final Round
  • Tour de France – Stage 15*
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 18

  • Below Deck Mediterranean, Season 7, New Episode (Bravo)
  • El Señor de los Cielos, Season 4-7
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Married to Medicine: Atlanta, Season 9, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 14, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? Season 1, New Episode (NBC)
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 19

  • American Ninja Warrior, Season 14, New Episode (NBC)
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Dateline: The Last Day, Season 1, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Exhumed, Season 2, All Episodes (Oygen)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Snapped, Season 31, New Episode (Oxygen)
  • Tour de France – Stage 16*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 20

  • America’s Got Talent, Season 17, New Episode (NBC)
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Dancing With Myself, Season 1, New Episode (NBC)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Tour de France – Stage 17*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 21

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hart to Heart, Season 2, Episodes 3-4, (Peacock Original)* 
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season 12, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives of Dubai, Season 1, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip S2, New Episode (Peacock Original)*  
  • Tour de France – Stage 18*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 22

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • IndyCar – Iowa*
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Southern Charm, Season 8, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Tour de France – Stage 19*
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 23

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • IndyCar – Iowa*
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • The Senior Open Championship
  • Tour de France – Stage 20*
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 24

  • IndyCar — Iowa
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • MLB Sunday Leadoff – Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies*
  • The Senior Open Championship
  • Tour de France – Stage 21*
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 1
  • World Track & Field Championships

Streaming July 25

  • Below Deck Mediterranean, Season 7, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Married to Medicine: Atlanta, Season 9, New Episode (Bravo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season 14, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 2
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? Season 1, New Episode (NBC)

Streaming July 26

  • American Ninja Warrior, Season 14, New Episode (NBC)
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Snapped, Season 31, New Episode (Oxygen)
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 3
  • U.S. Swimming National Championships – Day 1
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)

Streaming July 27

  • America’s Got Talent, Season 17, New Episode (NBC)
  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 4
  • U.S. Swimming National Championships – Day 2
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)

Streaming July 28

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hart to Heart, Season 2, Episodes 5-6, (Peacock Original)* 
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season 12, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Real Housewives of Dubai, Season 1, New Episode (Bravo)
  • The Resort, Season 1, Episodes 1-3 (Peacock Original)*
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 5
  • U.S. Swimming National Championships – Day 3
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)

Streaming July 29

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • IndyCar – Indianapolis
  • Southern Charm, Season 8, New Episode (Bravo)
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 6
  • Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)

Streaming July 30

  • Amor Valiente, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Hasta Que La Plata Nos Separe, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • La Casa de los Famosos, Season 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Indianapolis
  • Nitro Rallycross – Sweden
  • IndyCar — Indianapolis
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 7
  • WWE SummerSlam*

Streaming July 31

  • Love Island, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)* 
  • Nitro Rallycross – Sweden
  • MLB Sunday Leadoff – Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays*
  • Tour de France Femmes – Stage 8
  • US Classic Gymnastics – Men’s

That’s everything coming to Peacock throughout the month of July 2022. We’ll be back next month with all of the latest movies and shows.

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Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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A fan-favorite Netflix reality show just got renewed for seasons 6 and 7

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A fan-favorite Netflix reality show just got renewed for seasons 6 and 7

Most Netflix original shows tend to get the ax from the streamer around Seasons 3 or, in rare cases, a fourth season of the series. But not when it comes to the glamorous real estate ladies of Selling Sunset, the guilty pleasure Netflix show that just got picked up by the streamer for two more seasons (#s 6 and 7).

Name almost any Netflix show you can think of, and chances are its run has ended at least two and probably three seasons behind where Selling Sunset will be once Season 7 rolls around. And not only that — this dishy, buzz-worthy show that celebrates the wealth porn of the 1 percenters has already inspired two spinoffs (Selling Tampa, and Selling the O.C.).

Will there be a season 6 of Selling Sunset?

Netflix announced on Thursday that its Emmy-nominated docusoap will have at least two more seasons. And not only that — production is set to get underway later this summer.

The show takes place amid the high-end world of LA real estate, and it follows the successful female realtors who work together at The Oppenheim Group, an agency where the competition is cutthroat and the gorgeous surroundings of the Hollywood Hills and Sunset Strip belie the hard work required to “make it.”

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Moreover, Netflix announced the Selling Sunset news in tandem with the announcement of a slew of other new show details. They include premiere dates for several real estate-themed series coming to the streamer, like:

  • How to Build a Sex Room (Debuts July 8)
  • Dream Home Makeover Season 3 (Debuts July 27)
  • Instant Dream Home (Debuts August 10)
  • Selling the O.C. (Debuts August 24)
  • Designing Miami (Coming September 21)
  • Buying Beverly Hills (Fall debut TBA)
  • Buy My House (Fall debut TBA)

“Luxe real estate. Major drama.”

For those who haven’t checked it out yet, Netflix promises that Selling Sunset viewers will get episode after episode of “luxe real estate” and “major drama.”

The show follows a group of the city’s most successful female realtors who all work under the same roof, who “work hard and play harder, as they compete with the cutthroat LA market and each other. These ladies will do what it takes to make it to the top of their game, all while trying to keep their personal lives intact.”

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Mary Fitzgerald, shown in episode 2 of Netflix’s “Selling Sunset,” Season 5. Image source: Netflix

Season 5 of Selling Sunset currently has a percent 100 percent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. All 11 episodes of the latest season are streaming now on Netflix. And that total includes the season’s reunion episode, for which host Tan France (from Netflix’s Queer Eye) leads a discussion with the cast about the show and their lives today.


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Andy Meek is a reporter based in Memphis who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy’s coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.

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