FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ POWERBALL

August 23, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/23/17)
ANIMAL PLANET: Pit Bulls & Parolees: Puppy Tales (Premiere) at 9pm
BRAVO: Vanderpump Rules Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Worst Cooks In America: Celebrity Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Shattered (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: The Farthest: Voyager in Space (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Alaskan Bush People (Finale) at 9pm

The Long Game: The final episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones’ second-to-last season will be the series’ longest thus far. Set to air Sunday August 20, “The Dragon and the Wolf” will clock in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds according to the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Norman Lear project Guess Who Died has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. The 95-year-old Lear is teaming for the comedy with Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan; Sony TV, which has both an overall deal for Tolan and Lear’s revival of One Day at a Time for Netflix, is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz is developing an action-drama series under working title Black Samurai with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Series stars Academy Award winner Common (John Wick 2, Suicide Squad, Selma), who also will exec produce under his Freedom Road Productions banner. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Mitchell Diggs will also exec produce for Wu Films. Based on the Black Samurai novels by Marc Olden, the series will follow an American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In advance of last night’s season finale, MTV announced the rebooted Fear Factor has been given the greenlight for season No. 2. Ludacris is set to return as host and executive producer. The 20-ep second season from Endemol Shine North America is slated to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pentatonix is returning to deck the halls at NBC this holiday season. The a capella group will stage a new holiday special featuring live performances and more; last year’s A Pentatonix Christmas Special drew over 10 million viewers across two airings on the network. Airdate to come.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy Award-winning journalist Chris Hansen returns to Investigation Discovery for the third season of Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen, premiering Tuesday, September 5 at 9p. This season, Hansen explores several cases dating back to the 1990s, and will visit each crime scene.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Third Rail with OZY, from OZY Media and PBS, will premiere Friday, September 8 at 8:30p. The seven-part series will feature host and OZY CEO Carlos Watson with celebrity guests discussing hot-button topics.  Confirmed guests include New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Katie Couric and Chris Rock.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eight new bakers from across the country will compete to create haunting and spooky sweets on the new season of Halloween Baking Championship, premiering Monday, September 25 at 9p on Food Network. Comedian John Henson hosts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates sets off on a 50,000-mile, multi-continent quest in Travel Channel’s four-ep series Expedition Unknown: Hunt for ExtraTerrestrials beginning Wednesday, October 4 at 9p. Gates’ mission takes him across North America, South America, Africa and Europe, searching for evidence of life beyond our planet and the truth behind longstanding extraterrestrial legends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dick Wolf’s new Oxygen Media series has a premiere date. The hour-long Criminal Confessions drops Sunday, October 1 at 7p. Executive-produced by Wolf and Shed Media, it delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Family, friends and frenemies reconvene for the eighth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, which will debut with a 75-minute premiere on Bravo on Wednesday, October 4 at 9p. New housewife Margaret Josephs joins returning cast mates Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker and Dolores Catania.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS announced that the fifth season of CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic! will premiere Saturday, September 30 from 9a-12p. The three-hour Saturday morning block is FCC educational/informational-compliant and targets 13-16 year olds. Among returning series are: Lucky Dog, featuring Emmy-winning host and animal trainer Brandon McMillan; The Henry Ford Innovation Nation, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS Sunday Morning; scripted drama The Inspectors; and The Open Road With Dr. Chris and Dr. Chris Pet Vet, both featuring veterinarian Chris Brown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS Kids and the Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group announced a multiyear licensing partnership that will create a range of PBS Kids educational products. The products will include a new series of books, workbooks, educational cards and learning kits and is slated to launch in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ricky Martin: Behind The Vegas Residency will premiere Monday, September 4 at 10p on VH1. The one-hour special will give viewers access to Martin’s seven-week preparation for his series of Las Vegas shows.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Up your nose with a rubber hose! That’s right, class is back in session on Antenna TV, which will begin airing eps of classic 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter starting Monday, September 4. The airings begin with a 17-hour/34-episode marathon launching at 5a; the series will air weeknights at 6:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Epix will air the world TV premiere of original doc Foreman on Wednesday, September 13 at 8p. Documentary delves into the story of George Foreman, who, at the age of 45, completed one of the greatest comebacks in the history of heavyweight boxing in 1994.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brent Jennings, Sonya Cassidy, Linda Emond, David Pasquesi and Eric Allan Kramer have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming AMC original comedic drama Lodge 49. They join Wyatt Russell, who was previously announced as playing the lead role of Sean “Dud” Dudley; the series is being executive produced by Paul Giamatti.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Brittany S. Hall, who recurred in season 3 of HBO’s Ballers, moves up to series regular for season 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A nationwide digital casting call is underway for the lead role of Ralphie Parker in Fox’s live musical production of A Christmas Story, slated to air in December. Auditions, accepted in digital form only here, are open now through Tuesday, August 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Academy Award-winning actor, producer, voice actor and activist Morgan Freeman will be the recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute — the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award — for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Freeman will be receive the accolade at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 21 at 8p, simulcast on TNT and TBS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV announced the “Song of Summer” category for the VMAs, which will air live Sunday, August 27 at 8p. Contenders include: Despacito (Remix) by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber; Down by Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane; OMG, by Camila Cabello ft. Quavo; and Shape of You, by Ed Sheeran.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV is amping up the digital elements accompanying the VMAs this year: Bleachers, Khalid and Cardi B are set to perform live from the red carpet at the VMA Pre-Show, which will stream live on MTV.com and on Twitter at 7p on Sunday August 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In Live + 7, Fox Teen Choice 2017 awards event was up 23% in teens vs. a year ago  (1.6/12 vs. 1.3/8 L7) and was up 25% year-to-year (2.5/18 L7 vs. 2.0/11 L7) in the female teen demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, Dr. Phil (2.7, up 35% from last year) saw the most growth of any talker from last season and leads the genre for 49th week in a row; Family Feud (6.3, up 2%) edges ahead of usual syndication champ Judge Judy reruns (6.2, steady) for first time since late May and Hot Bench (2.2, up 5%) saw a 10% annual increase and ranks as third-highest daytime strip.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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MALIA OBAMA MOVES INTO HARVARD UNIVERSITY DORM WITH THE HELP OF BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA

August 22, 2017

MALIA OBAMA MOVES INTO HARVARD UNIVERSITY DORM WITH THE HELP OF BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA
http://www.eonline.com/news/875194/malia-obama-moves-into-harvard-university-dorm-with-the-help-of-barack-and-michelle-obama

MORGAN FREEMAN TO RECEIVE SAG LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN 2018

August 22, 2017

MORGAN FREEMAN TO RECEIVE SAG LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN 2018
http://www.eonline.com/news/875132/morgan-freeman-to-receive-sag-life-achievement-award-in-2018

GEORGE & AMAL CLOONEY DONATE $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HATE GROUPS

August 22, 2017

GEORGE & AMAL CLOONEY DONATE $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HATE GROUPS
http://www.eonline.com/news/875086/george-and-amal-clooney-donate-1-million-to-fight-hate-groups

JON & KATE GOSSELIN, COPS CALLED OVER CUSTODY DISPUTE

August 22, 2017

JON & KATE GOSSELIN, COPS CALLED OVER CUSTODY DISPUTE
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DALLAS MCCARVER (BODYBUILDER) HAS DIED

August 22, 2017

DALLAS MCCARVER (BODYBUILDER) HAS DIED
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BILL COSBY APPEARS IN COURT WITH NEW LAWYER TOM MESEREAU

August 22, 2017

BILL COSBY APPEARS IN COURT WITH NEW LAWYER TOM MESEREAU
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CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 22, 2017

August 22, 2017

CELEBRITY NEWS: AUGUST 22, 2017
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James Corden (The Late Late Show with James Corden) – 39 years old
Rodrigo Santoro (“Love Actually”/ “300: Rise of an Empire”) – 42 years old
Kristen Wiig (“Bridemaids”/ Saturday Night Live) – 44 years old
Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) – 44 years old
Beenie Man (Rapper) – 44 years old
Giada De Laurentiis (Celebrity Chef) – 47 years old
Ty Burrell (Modern Family) – 50 years old
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaye (“Suicide Squad”/ Lost) – 50 years old
GZA (Wu-Tang) – 51 years old
Brooke Dillman (Bob’s Burgers) – 51 years old
Tori Amos (Singer) – 54 years old
Diana Nyad (Author/ Long-Distance Swimmer) – 68 years old
Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) – 70 years old
Valerie Harper (Rhoda) – 78 years old

FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS

August 22, 2017

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/22/17)
BET: Black Girls Rock at 8pm
SCIENCE: The Planets (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Face Off: Game Face (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING: Man Fire Food (Finale) at 9pm
DIY: Rustic Renovation (Finale) at 10pm
ID: I Am Homicide (Finale) at 10pm
MTV: Fear Factor (Finale) at 10pm
SYFY: Face Off (Finale) at 9pm
TBS: Wrecked (Finale) at 10:30pm

VH1 picked up a third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars to bow in 2018, which marks the first time the show will appear on the net after moving from Logo. VH1 also greenlit behind-the-scenes after show, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, for a 10th season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The performer list for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards has some new additions: Logic, Gucci Mane, Post Malone and Julia Michaels will all take the stage during the show, which will air live on Sunday, August 27 at 8p on MTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In other VMA news, the awards ceremony is taking over Los Angeles with VMA Weekend in the run-up to the big event. Held at The Avalon it Hollywood, VMA Weekend will feature free concerts from DNCE, Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus, Echosmith, Why Don’t We, Kacy Hill, Cheat Codes, Sammi Sanchez and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hackers continue to torment HBO and are now threatening to leak Game of Thrones’ seventh season finale. According to reports by Advanced Television, the hackers have contacted Mashable claiming to have access to many of the network’s platforms, adding that people should “be ready for GOT (episode 7) as soon as possible.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform announced summer finale dates for The Fosters and The Bold Type: The Fosters wraps with prom night at Anchor Beach on Tuesday, September 5 at 8p and will be followed by The Bold Type at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA have teamed up to celebrate the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards contenders at Emmy Nominees Night on Thursday, September 14 at Jean-Georges at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, CA. The event is expected to serve as the unofficial kickoff to Emmy weekend; the Emmys will be held on Sunday, September 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS landed Things You Should Already Know, an ensemble comedy about millennials from Ben Schwartz (House Of Lies), Laura Moses, Gary Sanchez Productions and CBS TV Studios. The series is based on a similarly-titled upcoming guide to dating book by Schwartz and Moses, set to be published in the fall. Meanwhile, Gary Sanchez’s female-centric production arm Gloria Sanchez Productions has a comedy in the works with CBS TV Studios starring Isla Fisher. Erica Rivinoja (South Park) is writing the script.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV renewed Flip or Flop Atlanta for a sophomore season after airing just five episodes of its first season. The series has garnered more than 7.9 million viewers since its premiere on Thursday, July 20. “The performance of Flip or Flop Atlanta is exactly what we anticipated,” said John Feld, SVP of Programming for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. “The Corsinis’ real estate and budgeting savvy, expansive renovation, and seemingly effortless ability to manage their business relationship is inspiring for anyone who has ever thought about flipping a house.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Deadline reports that Fox is delving into Labor Of Love, an unscripted series that follows professional women in their 30s and 40s who decide to have a baby. The project, which is in the early stages of development, hails from Howard Owens and Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content and Project Runway EP Desiree Gruber.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marblemedia is developing Just Like Mom and Dad, a remake of the Canadian ’80s hit game show Just Like Mom that will explore just how well families really know one another.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Universal Music Group and Grace/Beyond joined forces on three projects: animated children series Melody Island (wt); 27 (wt), which delves into the stories of musicians, artist and entertainers who died tragically at the age of 27; and episodic drama Mixtape.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SundanceTV premieres Season 1 of Australian hit comedy Rosehaven on Wednesday, September 27 at 11p with back-to-back episodes. The quirky series set in a small town was created and written by real-life best friends and comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entrepreneur Network launches Elevator Pitch on Wednesday, September 20 at 1p; the series will give aspiring businesspeople the opportunity to work with a group of investors that might be able to take their businesses to the next level.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Orion Television debuts Season 5 of Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and launches new series Couples Court With the Cutlers on Monday, September 18. Check local listings for times.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Six-part event series The Disappearance of Maura Murray bows Saturday, September 30 at 9p on Oxygen, and will delve into the true story of a nursing student who vanished after a 2004 car crash.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic and Nike have partnered on the feature documentary Breaking2 which bows Wednesday, September 20 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Outdoor Sportsman Group is planning to take a bite out of Shark Week with #DeerWeek on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel. The deer-centric programming, sponsored by Cabela’s, will air Sunday, October 15 at 7p through Saturday, October 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC One will get former One Direction fans swooning this November with Harry Styles At The BBC. The 60-minute special will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Manchester and feature live performances and a discussion with pop star and Dunkirk actor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNET Movies will put the spotlight on cinema sirens with Woman Crush Wednesday, featuring films starring Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, Salma Hayek and more. The female fascination starts Wednesday, September 6 at 8p with Marisa Tomei in 2008’s The Wrestler.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Masters: Tyrus bows Friday, September 8 on PBS. (Check local listings.) It’s the first documentary about Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong, who is best known for his atmospheric artwork on Bambi, which is celebrating its 75th year since release in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ramon Rodriguez (Iron Fist) joins the fourth season of Showtime’s The Affair for a major story arc… Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome) and Ian Lake (Rookie Blue) board Season 2 of Lifetime’s Mary Kills PeopleAT&T Audience Network has cast Jocelyn Hudon (The Strain) to play Willow Green on Ice, replacing Chloe East, who exits due to scheduling reasons. Also joining the series is Laura Vandervoort (Haven)Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) nabbed a recurring gig on The CW’s The Flash.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Friends from College for a second season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenny Jaffe’s Neurotica is set to launch on IFC Comedy Crib. The series follows plucky dominatrix Ivy, who struggles with her OCD and fights to maintain her business when a new MegaDungeon opens in her small town.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Omnia Media optioned the rights to Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan‘s 2016 novel Sarong Party Girls, with plans to adapt it into a comedy/drama series. The novel centers on Jazzy, a twentysomething woman in Singapore whose main goals are to party and marry an ex-pat.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mandy Mayhem’s Rapping with Actors debuts on Bell Fibe’s VOD channel TV1 on Monday, August 28. The 22-minute chat show features sketch comedy, games, beat boxing and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK Thames are producing the primetime special Your Song for ITV; the series features music’s biggest stars and celebrates the lives of real people who have done extraordinary things.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the third consecutive week TV One’s Rickey Smiley For Real ranked among cable’s Top 3 rated telecasts in its time-slot among African American P25-54, and its second consecutive week of growth among Total Households, W25-54, W18-49 andP2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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MYSTIKAL TURNS HIMSELF IN ON RAPE CHARGE

August 21, 2017

MYSTIKAL TURNS HIMSELF IN ON RAPE CHARGE
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