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FX to Premiere ‘The Weekly’ Docu Series in June

FX will premiere its new news/documentary series The Weekly in June, the network said Tuesday.

The series, which marks the New York Times’ first major foray into TV news, will premiere June 2 on the network. The episodes will then stream on Hulu the day after debuting on FX, said network officials.

Each episode features a Times journalist investigating one of the most pressing issues of the day, said network officials. The Weekly is produced by The New York Times and production company Left/Right, with Mat Skene, Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, Stephanie Preiss, Ken Druckerman, and Banks Tarver serving as executive producers. 

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.