‘Miley Cyrus — Endless Summer Vacation’ to Stream on Disney+ March 10

Disney+ will celebrate recording artist Miley Cyrus’ eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation with an original special event “Miley Cyrus —Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)” streaming March 10 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

Miley Cyrus serves as executive producer on the music-focused performance special from Disney Branded Television, which will showcase new music from Endless Summer Vacation, including “Flowers,” which has been No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks since its debut.

In the special, Cyrus will also perform seven additional tracks from the album, one of her classic hits and a duet with Rufus Wainwright.

The special is threaded with exclusive interviews in the famed Los Angeles house where Frank Sinatra once lived and where Cyrus shot the music video for “Flowers.” Cyrus provides insight into her new album and the person she is today.

“Miley Cyrus — Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)” is produced by Miley Cyrus, RadicalMedia, HopeTown Entertainment, Crush Management and Columbia Records.

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The “Backyard Sessions” are a series that Cyrus began in 2012 for her fans to allow them to watch her and her band perform in an intimate, outdoor setting.

Endless Summer Vacation will be available globally, both digitally and at physical retailers via Columbia Records, on March 10. Consumers can preorder multiple configurations now, including black vinyl, exclusive red vinyl and an exclusive clear vinyl variant only available on shop.mileycyrus.com. Fans can also presave the album on streaming services.

HBO Max, Cartoon Network and TBS to Premiere Unscripted ‘Harry Potter’ Specials

WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials — a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special — to premiere on HBO Max, Cartoon Network and TBS in the United States.

The unscripted game show and retrospective will help to find some of the biggest self-proclaimed fans to celebrate and test their Wizarding World knowledge. Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, the limited series will include four one-hour quiz challenges followed by the film retrospective.

Casting is now underway in the United States. Fans can visit wizardingworld.com to learn more about the show.

Viewers will also be able to take advantage of a play-along component.

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“To celebrate the dedicated fans old and new who have passionately kept the Wizarding World magic alive in so many forms for decades, these exciting specials will celebrate their Harry Potter fandom in a must-see multiplatform TV event,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. global kids, young adults and classics.

‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special’ to Bow on Apple TV+ for Holidays

Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, an exclusive holiday program from multi-platinum, multi-Grammy award-winning artist Mariah Carey, will debut globally on Apple TV+ this holiday season.

The special — combining music, dancing and animation driven by a “heartwarming” story, according to Apple — is set to premiere on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Carey’s No. 1 holiday anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and will feature Carey and a lineup of guest stars.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on Sony and Vizio smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can get one year of Apple TV+ free. The offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr.

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