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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/2/17)
A&E: The Lowe Files (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Darkness (Premiere) at 10pm
IFC: Baroness Von Sketch Show (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Ireland’s Wild Coast (Premiere) at 8pm
USA: The Sinner (Premiere) at 10pm
VELOCITY: RMD Garage (Premiere) at 9pm
AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL: Forbidden History (Finale) at 10pm
DIRECTV: Kingdom (Finale) at 8pm
SUNDANCE: Cleverman (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Hair Goddess (Finale) at 10pm

Short and sweet: Fox Networks Group will bring six-second ads, already staples on its digital and on-demand platforms, to the television during the live 2017 Teen Choice Awards broadcast airing Sunday, August 13. First takers are Duracell and Mars for what the network is touting as “the first ever six-second ads on broadcast television.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nonprofit AARP launched an initiative to help its 38 million 50-and-older members navigate the television landscape. Its new TV for Grownups project will offer online reviews, news and awards, and follows AARP’s Movies for Grownups initiative.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV station owner E.W. Scripps entered a deal to pay $292 million for four networks from Katz Broadcasting: Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation will honor director/writer’producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award-winning director/producer Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos with its Patron of the Artists Awards at a ceremony November 9 in LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Big Bang Theory exec producer Steve Holland has been named showrunner of the CBS comedy for its upcoming 11th season, which premieres September 25. The move follows longtime Big Bang showrunner Steven Molaro’s segue to shepherd upcoming spinoff Young Sheldon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Great American Country renewed its series Going RV for a new season. The fresh 14 episodes will follow potential RV buyers as they shop for their “home-sweet-motor home” to take on the open road. The new season will premiere in January 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC is bringing back Four Weddings, and adding a twist – the new season will feature four friends or family members planning to get married in 2017. Four Weddings is currently casting brides who know each other and would like to be considered for the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beginning Sunday, August 20 at 8p, Food Network will air five-week celebrity chef competition Guy’s Grocery Games: Superstars. Host Guy Fieri will give eight chefs – including Rocco DiSpirito, Alex Guarnaschelli and Antonia Lofaso – the chance to win $40,000 for their favorite charity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Windy City is home base for new six-ep WE tv unscripted series Love Blows, about a Chicago-based matchmaking service LuvBizChicago, run by a dysfunctional (but loving) family. Premiering Friday, August 25 at 10p, the show will air after Million Dollar Matchmaker, starring Patti Stanger, and is exec-produced by Stanger, who also appears in the show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Same doctors, same procedures, new night. New eps of E! series Botched have moved to Thursdays at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nick Cannon will host of Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. The spinoff of sister network Spike’s series will launch with 10 episodes in early 2018; Halloween and holiday specials are set to air later this year. Joining Cannon to provide commentary on each performance is 14-year-old social media star JoJo Siwa. “I’ve been a product of Nickelodeon, as an executive and so many different facets, it was a natural fit being an artist – being a musician and still being able to tap into this world of youth entertainment I never want to leave,” says Cannon. Cannon has hosted Nick’s HALO Awards and serves as chairman of TeenNick and a creative consultant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson will create a new live-action sketch comedy show for kids called Skoogle for pocket.watch, the  media brand that creates, acquires, distributes and curates content for K2-11. The move sees Thompson reteaming with Albie Hecht, chief content officer of pocket.watch and former president of Nickelodeon Entertainment, for the new series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bobby Moynihan was at TCA talking about his new CBS comedy Me, Myself & I, and his exit from Saturday Night Live. Noting “I’m an unabashed fan of SNL and would have stayed there forever and ever,” Moynihan said, “I knew my contract was ending. I went to LA and went to a meeting [and realized] I’ve got to make a decision soon” about whether to “hang out at the place I love most, or try and become an adult and move on.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allison Williams (Girls) will guest star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in five-part limited series Showtime series Patrick Melrose.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Over at ABC, Emma Booth (Underbelly, Gods of Egypt) landed a recurring role on the upcoming seventh season of Once Upon a TimeShaun Toub (Homeland) and Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad) will recur on the seventh and final season of Shondaland drama Scandal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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