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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/14/16)
AXS TV: The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Don’t Be Tardy (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY: South Park (Premiere) at 10pm
COMEDY: Legions of Chamberlain Heights (Premiere) at 10:30pm
COOKING: Sugar Showdown (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Still Alive (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: American Horror Story: 6 (Premiere) at 10pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Going RV (Premiere) at 9pm
IFC: Documentary Now! (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Blindspot (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Forces of Nature (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: MasterChef (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: America’s Got Talent (Finale) at 8pm
POP: Sing It On (Finale) at 9pm
USA: Suits (Finale) at 9pm
VELOCITY: FantomWorks (Finale) at 9pm

Katie Couric and EPIX are being sued for over $12 million for alleged manipulation of footage in gun control advocacy documentary Under The Gun. “The Defendants intentionally disregarded the truth” of an exchange about background checks, “and took at least six intentional steps to manufacture a fictional exchange to support their agenda,” said the defamation suit, filed in Virginia federal court on Tuesday. Plaintiffs the VCDL, Patricia Webb and Daniel Hawes, who appear in the doc, want compensatory damages of $12 million, as well as punitive damages of $350,000 for each plaintiff. Responded the film’s director, Stefan Friedman, “It’s ironic that people who so passionately defend the Second Amendment want to trample on the rights guaranteed to filmmakers under the First.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bill Clinton is headed to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show tomorrow, September 15. It marks the former president’s tenth appearance on the late night show, but first since Trevor Noah took over as host. DVR alert: The very same night, Donald Trump stops by NBC’s The Tonight Show, the GOP candidate’s third visit to Jimmy Fallon’s talker.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Late Night with Seth Meyers airs live on Monday, September 26 at 12:35a, to incorporate post-debate discussion during the telecast. The highly anticipated first debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee  Donald Trump will be moderated by NBC Nightly NewsLester Holt.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Billboard reports that Lady Gaga is in talks to take the half-time stage at Super Bowl LVI, having impressed the NFL with her performance of the National Anthem at this year’s big game. The Bowl is slated to take place at Houston’s NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Five co-host Dana Perino has teamed with digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt for Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What. The new FOX News Channel program debuts September 18 and will air on Sundays at 5p through November’s presidential election. The co-hosts will be joined by a rotating panel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The launch of Vice News Tonight has been postponed from September 26 to October 10. The half-hour nightly newscast hails from Vice Media and HBO. “We want to test it on all its various platforms and make sure it’s perfect,” Vice News chief Josh Tyrangiel told press members at Vice’s Brooklyn headquarters on Tuesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CMT named Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett as the premiere country artists of 2016, to be celebrated at the seventh annual CMT Artists of the Year special on Thursday, October 20 at 8p. Rising star Kelsea Ballerini is slated to receive the second annual Breakout Artist of the Year award.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Justin Lin and Marlon Wayans were named judges for NBCU Short Film Festival, part of the company’s ongoing initiative to find new voices. The panel for the 11th annual festival also includes producer Will Packer (Straight Outta Compton), writer-producer Tracey Wigfield (The Mindy Project), Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0) and writer-director Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, Barbershop: The Next Cut), as well as festival alumni Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat, Trainwreck) and Hasan Minaj (The Daily Show).
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX ordered Justice, a legal drama from Scandal co-EP Judy Smith, the inspiration for the lead character in the Washington drama. Project focuses on a high-powered African-American woman who is made the new US Attorney.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kevin Hart and the Real Husbands of Hollywood return for Season 5 on Tuesday, October 11 at 9p on BET. This season reunites Hart with original motley cast members Nick Cannon, Nelly, JB Smoove, Robin Thicke, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Masters – Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25 at 9p on PBS (check local listings). With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, the documentary combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude) and social activism.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In honor of World Rhino Day, Nat Geo WILD premieres Operation Sumatran Rhino: Mission Critical on Sunday, September 18 at 9p with an encore on Thursday, September 22 at 9p. The project explores Sumatran rhinos in Borneo, where numbers are down to single digits.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP premieres its latest movie, Heritage Falls, on Sunday, October 16 at 8p. The dramatic comedy stars David Keith (CSI: Miami, Hawaii Five-0), Coby Ryan McLaughlin (Castle, Parenthood), and Keean Johnson (Nashville).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime announced its list of world premiere movies for fall. Suite Francaise bows Monday, October 10 at 10p; Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le debuts Saturday, October 15 at 8p; A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story airs Saturday, October 17 at 8p; Death of a Vegas Show Girl premieres Saturday, October 22 at 8p and Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County bows Saturday, October 29 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tony Shahloub (Monk) has been tapped to play Rachel Brosnahan’s father in Amazon drama pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nurse Jackie alum Dominic Fumusa joins Season 6 of Homeland. He’ll recur as FBI Special Agent Ray Conlin. Showtime returns Sunday, January 15 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judy Reyes (Devious Maids) has landed her next gig. Reyes has been cast as a regular in TNT‘s nail salon dramedy pilot Claws.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jacob Artist (Glee) is joining the season six cast of FX’s American Horror Story. Series returns Wednesday, September 14.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jen Richards (Her Story, Doubt) has booked a recurring role on CMT’s Nashville. This marks the network’s first transgender character and the first out transgender actor on the network. Series’ fifth season debut is Thursday, January 5 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress/singer LeToya Luckett and Camille Spirlin (Marvin Marvin) are headed to FOX drama Rosewood. Luckett, will play Tawnya, a new love interest for Rosewood. Spirlin will portray Tawyna’s daughter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner has nabbed a role on Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. He’ll play an upscale contractor, widower and single dad.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon premieres animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku from co-creator and EP Gwen Stefani on Monday, October 3 at 4p. Show follows the kuu kuu adventures of the band HJ5 through their world of music, fashion and style. “Partnering with Nickelodeon on Kuu Kuu Harajuku is a dream come true!” said Stefani. “I love that this is an animated series for young girls that celebrates creativity, imagination and individuality.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network’s Regular Show begins its eighth and final season on Monday, September 26 at 8p. Last season’s cliffhanger ripped The Park from earth and took Mordecai, Rigby and the gang with it. Season eight takes place entirely in outer space. New episodes air weeknights through January 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX’s premiere of Atlanta scored the best audience of any basic cable primetime scripted comedy in over three years among A18-49. On a Live+3 basis, the total audience delivery for the telecast and encore airings was 3 million total viewers and 1.9 million A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Harry Connick Jr.’s Harry, this season’s only new first-run strip launching nationally in syndication, had a strong debut on Monday, September 12. The talk-variety series opened up 27 percent from its year-ago time periods to a 1.4 Nielsen rating/4 share primary run average in the 56 metered markets. Compared to the most recent successful talk show premiere, Harry improved 56 percent over the 2014 debut of The Real, which already has a fourth season renewal. In the W25-54 target demo, Harry took its time periods up 40 percent to a 0.7/4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hasta Que Te Conoci, the Telemundo series based on the life of musical icon Juan Gabriel, ranked as the highest-rated, scripted weekend premiere in Spanish-language TV in more than five years among total viewers (2,913,000) and A18-49 (1,358,000), according to Nielsen. The show reached a cumulative audience of 4,724,000 total viewers and 2,207,000 A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With the 23rd season premiere of Dancing With the Stars and the season finale of The $100,000 Pyramid, ABC was Monday’s top broadcaster in total viewers (11.3 million) and A18-49 (2.2/8). Dancing ranked as Monday’s #1 broadcast series in Total Viewers (13.7 million) and A18-49 (2.6/9).
(Source: Cynopsis)

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