TVLine Items: Giants' Franchise Opens Season, Syfy Finds Lost Girl, and Other News to Know

Showtime has set a launch date for The Franchise, a new docu-series that follows the San Francisco Giants on their quest for a second consecutive MLB championship title.

The one-hour Franchise premiere, which will introduce the kooky group of athletes that make-up the Giants, airs Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c, and will continue with seven weekly half-hour at-bats.

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• Syfy has acquired the rights to both seasons of the Canadian cult hit Lost Girl, starring Anna Silk (Being Erica) as a sexy supernatural succubus who feeds off sexual energy.

Daytime TV Spoiler Alert! Oprah is in the midst of shooting her final episode extravaganza, and for those wondering what The Oprah Winfrey Show‘s last hours will entail, here are just a few teases, courtesy of EW.com and The Hollywood Reporter:
— Tom Hanks is the event’s host and emcee
— Guest appearances by Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Tyler Perry, Diane Sawyer, Wanda Sykes, Maya Angelou, Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, and (whew!) Dakota Fanning, just to name a few
— More of Oprah’s Favorite Things!

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