DISCOVERY: The Presidents’ Gatekeepers (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Restaurant Stakeout (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Thieves, Inc. (Premiere) at 10:30pm
FOX: The X-Factor (Premiere) at 8pm
OXYGEN: Too Young To Marry? (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: NOVA (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: Brains on Trial with Alan Alda (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Life After: Sheryl Lee Ralph (Premiere) at 8pm
TV ONE: Life After: Clifton Davis (Premiere) at 8:30pm
TV ONE: Verses And Flow (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC FAMILY: Spell-Mageddon (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: MasterChef (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (Finale) at 9pm

Turns out the “epic twerk fail” video ( that’s racked up over 10 million views on YouTube was a hoax. Jimmy Kimmel admitted on his ABC late-night talker that he was the mastermind behind the stunt, which punk’d numerous media outlets – including his own net’s The View.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nominees for the 47th Annual CMA Awards include Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves, who scored six nods each; last year’s vocalists of the year, husband and wife Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, each nabbed five. Awards show airs live from Nashville on ABC Wednesday, November 6 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC‘s attempt to provide interactive second screen gameplay with Million Second Quiz hit a snag when its app crashed Monday night. “Good news: we flooded the #msq with players!” tweeted host Ryan Seacrest. “Bad news: we crashed the system!!!” The digital element resumed Tuesday morning.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viacom is adopting Brightcove cloud services for digital content delivery across multiple device platforms. Viacom brands MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central launch with apps for iPhone, iPad and Xbox, with plans to expand to Android smartphones and tablets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA has renewed Graceland for a season two. Finale of the Fox TV Studios production, which averaged 4.3 million viewers during its freshman run, airs Thursday, September 12 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In season two of Oxygen‘s The Face, contestants will vie to be the face of hair care company Frederic Fekkai, reports People. Fekkai will make guest appearances on the show, and the winner will make appearances on behalf of the brand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Singing competitions aren’t the only musical option on TV. The season three premiere of Verses and Flow debuts tonight on TV One, mixing spoken word performances with music from R&B powerhouses.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox‘s The Mindy Project is getting ahead of itself. Scheduled to premiere Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30p, the first ep is already streaming on, Fox Now and Hulu. Fox may be hoping a sneak peek at guest star James Franco will lure viewers to the broadcast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

First TLC rescued Who Do You Think You Are? after it was canceled by NBC; now the unscripted series is returning for another season on the cable station. The Shed Media production, which digs into celebs’ pasts, averaged 1.8 million P2+ viewers its first season on TLC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

D.B. Sweeney (Touch) has joined new ABC drama Betrayal in a recurring role as the intense director in the state attorney’s office. Series premieres Sunday, September 29 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry Treadway (The Lone Ranger) will play Dr. Frankenstein in Showtime‘s eight-ep drama, Penny Dreadful. The horror series bows in spring 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Duncan Lacroix (Game of Thrones) has been added to Starz series Outlander, about a woman swept back in time. Series is set to premiere in 2104.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As Showtime‘s Dexter gears up for its series finale on Sunday, September 22, FX is developing its own serial killer project: a follow-up to American Psycho, the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis book and 2000 film about an upscale Manhattanite’s secret life. In the Lionsgate Television project, the killer takes on a protege.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is developing a drama about basketball, and they’re shooting for realism. The project comes from Lakers exec Jeanie Buss and Linda RamisStreet Reason Entertainment; among the exec producers are former Lakers coach (and Buss fiance) Phil Jackson and former Lakers star Kurt Rambis.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arsenio hit the ground running. The Arsenio Hall Show debuted Monday night tops in A18-49 with 1.0/4. Per Nielsen metered market ratings, the late-night syndicated talker beat its lead-in by 19 percent, jumping 60 percent over its lead-in in New York and 88 percent in LA, and delivering a whopping 90 percent increase over the September 2012 time period average.
(Source; Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. new syndicated talker Bethenny didn’t deliver blockbuster ratings, opening with .9/3 in households, down 10 percent from its year ago time slot average. The good news: In W25-54 the show drew .6/4, up 20 percent in the demo from a year ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The news was all good for Warner Bros. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which kicked off its eleventh season with 3.1/8HH, up 41 percent from last September. In W25-54 Ellen was up 50 percent, with 1.8/11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Million Second Quiz wasn’t the major event NBC presumably hoped for, judging from Monday night’s numbers. The competition netted a respectable 1.7 rating/5 share in A18-49, with 6.5 million total viewers, but dropped to 1.6 in the 8:30p half hour. The show airs runs every night except Sunday through Thursday, September 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

1) Ariana Grande – Yours Truly – 137,548
2) Tamar Braxton – Love & War – 114,262
3) Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks – 107,088

Other Debuts
4) John Legend – Love In The Future – 67,949
6) Jaheim – Appreciation Day – 57,596
11) Bastille – Bad Blood – 34,079
12) Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight – 28,516
22) Raheem DeVaughn – A Place Called Loveland
28) 1975 – 1975 – 15,413
30) Bethel Music – Tides – 14,943

Today’s Jackpot is $245 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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