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Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams Spoof Eurovision in New Netflix Original Film

ALSO: The Daytime Emmy Awards go virtual, the cast of Pose celebrates pride, and more.
  • Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell make beautiful music together in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. (Netflix)
    Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell make beautiful music together in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. (Netflix)

    As Primetimer's Aaron Barnhart writes, Will Ferrell's Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is very Will Ferrell. The Netflx original film tells the story of a Eurovision-obsessed Icelander (Ferrell), who dreams of following in the footsteps of Swedish pop supergroup (and 1974 Eurovision champ) ABBA. Also today: The 47th Daytime Emmy Awards return to broadcast TV, Disney gives fans a behind the scenes peak at the making of Frozen 2, and the cast of Pose gather virtually for a special pride-themed fundraiser. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    PREMIERE MOVIE: Will Ferrell headlines the Netflix original film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, playing a passionate but inept Icelander who enters the legendary song contest alongside his lifelong friend (played by Rachel McAdams). Pierce Brosnan costars. Read our review. Streaming on Netflix

    AWARDS SHOW: Kelly Clarkson and Alex Trebek are among the favorites to win at The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which return to broadcast television tonight for the first time since 2011. The virtual ceremony will be hosted by the cast of The Talk, with hosts, presenters and winners all appearing by webcam from their respective homes. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    DOCUMENTARY: Following in the footsteps of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, the six-part series Into The Unknown: Making Frozen 2 goes behind the scenes of the yearslong production of one of Disney's biggest and most-highly anticipated blockbusters. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    SPECIAL EVENT: The stars and behind the scenes talent of FX's Pose come together for Pose-A-Thon For Pride, a virtual fundraiser in support of LGBTQ causes and education. 10:00 PM ET /7:00 PM PT on FX

    NEW EPISODE: Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) joins the judges panel for this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, as the queens perform improv acts based on famous celebrity scandals. 8:00 PM ET on VH1

    DOCUMENTARY: Eight sports from around the world (some of them quite unconventional) get an in depth look in the documentary Home Game. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Netflix, Rachel McAdams, Will Ferrell