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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/27/14)
TV ONE: Unsung: Troop (Premiere) at 8pm
TLC: Who Do You Think You Are?: Minnie Driver (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Compete To Eat (Premiere) at 10:30pm
GAC: Logineers (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: Girlfriend Intervention (Premiere) at 10pm
OXYGEN: Preachers of L.A. Aftershow (Premiere) at 11pm
PBS: Operation Maneater (Premiere) at 10pm
UP: Heartland (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: Motive (Finale) at 10pm
ABC FAMILY: Young & Hungry (Finale) at 8pm
ABC FAMILY: Mystery Girls (Finale) at 8:30pm
ESQUIRE: Brew Dogs (Finale) at 9pm
ESQUIRE: Best Bars in America (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: Property Brothers (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Deadly Devotion (Finale) at 9pm
WE TV: The Divide (Finale) at 9pm

Turner Broadcasting sent an email offering buyout packages to about 600 of its 9000 U.S. employees, including staffers at least 55 years old with at least ten years experience. The memo also warned of “additional reductions in staffing.” The move follows CEO John Martin’s announcement that a corporate restructure was in the offing involving “reducing spending and maximizing growth and profitability.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kim Kardashian will guest as herself on the season four premiere of 2 Broke Girls. CBS comedy launches Monday, October 27 at 8p. Reality TV queen Kardashian is no stranger to scripted – prior appearances include Last Man Standing, 90210, How I Met Your Mother and CSI: NY.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Have mercy! Warner Bros. Television is considering a revival of 1987-1995 sitcom Full House, reports TV Guide. The show’s creator, Jeff Franklin, would write, with cast members including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten and Andrea Barber onboard, and involvement from Bob Saget and Dave Coulier. Reruns of the show are averaging 1.5 million viewers in prime time on Nick at Nite, up 7 percent from last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime Anytime is now available on Apple TV, available for free to device owners who subscribe to the net. Content includes the live broadcast of East and West Coast feeds, episodes from current and past seasons of programming and special features for Apple TV users like resuming programs previously watched, and the “My List” feature for saved programs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has put in development Critical, produced by Eva Longoria (Devious Maids) and John Glenn (Identity). Medical drama focuses on a Latina doctor with a past that comes back to haunt her. Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment is producing with Universal Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Destination America travels to creepy corners of the country with Ghost Asylum, launching Sunday, September 7 at 9p. Experts of the paranormal hunt for apparitions in sanitariums and mental hospitals in the Tremendous! Entertainment docu-series. Also on the way: Amish Haunting on Sunday, September 14 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land is running a 12-hour Saturday Night Live marathon on Saturday, August 30 from 11a-11p. Skits include Justin Timberlake digital short “D*** in a Box,” Tina Fey channeling Sarah Palin and Alec Baldwin’s “Schweddy Balls” sketch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Happy 100th episode, Hot in Cleveland! The TV Land comedy hits that milestone tonight at 10p, with guest stars Debra Monk (Damages) and the return of Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Series is currently airing season five and in production for season six.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC’s Restaurant Startup was renewed for a 10-ep sophomore run.  Season one of the restaurant investment series improved the net’s year-ago time period average by 37 percent among P2+ and 131 percent among P18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Kilcher clan is back in season four of Discovery Channel’s Alaska: The Last Frontier. Subsistence lifestyle series from Discovery Studios returns Sunday, October 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Food Network’s Halloween Wars debuts Sunday, October 5 at 9p. Pumpkin display competition has contestants vying for a $50,000 grand prize.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carter) landed a lead role in CBS’s The Dovekeepers. Four-hour miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey is slated for a spring 2014 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Emmy broadcast averaged 15.6 million viewers. It was the kudofest’s second biggest audience in eight years, after 2013’s 17.8 million, despite airing in August on a Monday night, rather than an awards-show-friendlier September Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The MTV Video Music Awards delivered 10.3 million total viewers for its live telecast on MTV, MTV2, VH1 and Logo TV, and 13.7 million across all airings for the night.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC World News tied NBC Nightly News to top the A25-54 news demo the week ending August 22, Diane Sawyer’s last full week as anchor. David Muir slips into Sawyer’s spot on Tuesday. CBS Evening News delivered its largest audience of the summer, according to Nielsen, up 12 percent in viewers compared to last year, and a summer-best 1.4/6 in the news demo, up 17 percent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for the top entertainment mags were up the week ending August 17, following the tragic news of the death of Robin Williams. Extra jumped 25 percent, to 1.5; Entertainment Tonight was up 21 percent, to 3.5; The Insider got an 18 percent lift, to 1.3, and Access Hollywood saw a 14 percent boost, to 1.8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of TNT’s The Last Ship drew a Live + Same Day audience of 4.4 million viewers, up 6 percent versus the prior week. Combined with its 11p encore, the finale has so far delivered more than 5.6 million viewers, with 2.1 million A25-54 and 1.7 million A18-49. With a week to go, the net claims the top spot in the summer ratings race, as the number one basic cable net in primetime.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s U.S. championship game of the 2014 Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, in which Chicago  defeated Las Vegas, generated a 3.6 overnight rating, according to Nielsen, a 71 percent increase over last year’s U.S. title game.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monday’s premiere of Fast n’ Loud on Discovery delivered an average 2.69 million viewers P2+ and was cable’s number one show among M25-54 (2.68) and M18-49 (2.20) delivery (excluding sports), and number two in all of television in the male demos, behind the Emmys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SOUNDSCAN (WEEK ENDING 8/24/14)
1) Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood – 90,369
2) Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack – 64,435 (After 4 weeks – 325,807)
3) Chase Rice – Ignite The Night – 43,899

Other Debuts
5) Various Artists – Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue – 30,654
9) Ace Frehley – Space Invader – 19,309
12) Smokey Robinson – Smokey & Friends – 13,553
21) Imogen Heap – Sparks – 9,901
23) Colton Dixon – Anchor – 9,688

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