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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/8/17)
A&E: Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath: The Conversation Continues (Premiere) at 9pm
COWBOY CHANNEL: PBR 20/20 (Premiere) at 7pm
DISNEY XD: ESL Speedrunners (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Premiere) at 10pm
VICELAND: Last Chance High (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: Below Deck Mediterranean (Finale) at 9pm
NBC: World of Dance (Finale) at 10pm

And then there were (Big) Four. Holdout CBS Corp. reached a deal with DirecTV Now to bring CBS, Showtime, CW, Pop and CBS Sports Network to the streaming service for live and on demand viewing. DirecTV Now, which already offers live broadcasts of ABC, Fox and NBC in many markets, will feature live streaming of CBS-owned local stations at launch; affiliates of CBS and CW will have the opportunity to jump aboard going forward.
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Comcast and FX Networks are teaming for the September 5 launch of FX+, a $5.99/month addition to service that will allow Xfinity TV subscribers to watch current and past FX and FXX original series ad-free. It’s possible because FX Networks has been diligent about recapturing stacking rights, said Jon Landgraf, CEO, Fox Networks and FX Productions, adding, “This initiative represents the first of its kind for an ad-supported cable network, and begins to put us on equal footing with premium networks and streaming services.”
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OWN has expanded its SuperSoul franchise with a podcast, “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.” The podcast, featuring previously aired chats between Oprah Winfrey and thought leaders, rolls out with 2 episodes daily this week on Apple Podcasts, with one episode a week starting August 14.
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Former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson will be out of commission “for quite some time” for season 2 of Amazon’s The Grand Tour, after being diagnosed with pneumonia. “It’s really annoying because I’ve never had one day off work since I started in 1978,” posted Clarkson. Clarkson was scheduled to start shooting next week.
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Charles Osgood, who last fall retired as anchor of CBS Sunday Morning after 22 years, will receive the 2017 lifetime achievement news and documentary Emmy, presented October 5 in NYC. Osgood is currently host of Westwood One’s radio broadcast, The Osgood File.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producers Guild of America nomination polls open for TV programs on December 5 (deadline for producing credits form is September 29), with nominees announced January 5, 2018. Awards ceremony is January 20.
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Days after she announced she was leaving CNN and “moving to a new role,” then appeared in a video on President Trump’s Facebook page, commentator Kayleigh McEnany was named the Republican Party’s new spokesperson for TV and radio. “ I am excited to be joining the RNC at such an important and historic time in our country,” said McEnany in the party’s announcement.
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Tanika Ray is returning to Extra for season 24, joining host Mario Lopez and co-host Mark Wright, who had worked as a special correspondent. Co-host Clarissa Thompson is leaving the show. Ray was Extra host and correspondent from 2004-2009.
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Amazon grabbed the rights to a Lucille Ball biopic with a script by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and Cate Blanchett as possible star. Ball’s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will produce, with Escape Artists.
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Celebrity chef Bobby Flay and season 9 Food Network Star winner Damaris Phillips host new daytime cook/talk series The Bobby and Damaris Show starting Sunday, September 3 at 12:30p on Food Network. Among the drop-ins for culinary conversation are Ina Garten and Katie Lee.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also coming up next month on Food Network is the season premiere of Valerie’s Home Cooking on Saturday, September 16 at 12p, and the debut of this year’s Halloween Baking Championship on Monday, September 25 at 9p.
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ID has renewed newsmagazine The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas for a 10-episode second season, premiering in 2018. Salinas recently announced her departure as Univision News anchor by year’s end.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In murkier waters, ID’s Swamp Murders is back for season 5 on Saturday, August 19 at 10p. First up: the case of a real estate agent whose body is discovered along the Missouri River.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also renewed for a sophomore run is WE tv’s From Not to Hot, following “Mama June” Shannon as she discovers that the 300 pounds she dropped was the least of her problems.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN ordered a third season of Greenleaf, year to date the #5 original scripted series on ad-supported cable in W25-54 Live+3 viewing, and upped Rick Fox to series regular. Second half of season 2 launches with a 2-night premiere on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s animated Mysticons, following 4 girls who transform into legendary warriors, debuts Monday, August 28 at 4p. Half-hour series will air at 4p through September 1, then continue with premieres in its regular timeslot of Sundays at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Heroes Channel explores Adolf Hitler’s march to absolute power in Project Nazi: The Blueprints of Evil, a 6-part series launching tomorrow, August 9 at 10p.
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Complex Networks Rated Red coming-of age comedy Play By Play has been renewed for season 2 and 3, to air exclusively on go90. Finale of season 1 is Tuesday, August 15.
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Diesel Brothers returns to Motor Mondays on Discovery September 4 at 9p. The network promises “bigger and badder builds” this time around.
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ABC’s The View celebrates its 20th anniversary on Friday, August 11 with a rebroadcast of its 1997 premiere, with Barbara Walters, moderator Meredith Vieira and co-hosts Joy Behar, Star Jones and Debbie Matanopoulos.
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Three’s Company alums Jenilee Harrison and Richard Kline will board the ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise through the Caribbean March 3-8, hosting special events powered by Antenna TV. The 1977-1984 sitcom airs on Antenna TV weekdays at 5p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In its first-ever acquisition, Netflix is buying comic book publisher Millarworld (Kingsman) from Mark Millar, who will continue to work on new stories for the streaming service. “As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee,” said chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a first, Showtime is offering direct-to-consumer purchase of the Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. “The Notorious” Conor McGregor boxing match, taking place Saturday, August 26 at 9p. The highly anticipated showdown, available for purchase through cable, telco and streaming providers and on UFC.tv, will also be available on ShowtimePPV.com and through the Showtime PPV app on Apple mobile devices.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Avon has signed on as the official beauty sponsor for season 16 of Lifetime’s Project Runway. Host Tim Gunn surprised a crowd of 6000 sales reps with the news at their annual RepFest Convention in Nashville. The partnership includes Avon releasing behind-the-scenes content on social channels to help viewers create “runway to reality” looks at home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Petco is back as a national sponsor of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ “Clear the Shelters,” a pet adoption campaign. On August 19, participating shelters will offer low-cost or waived adoption fees. Since its national expansion in 2015, the initiative has resulted on over 70,000 forever homes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The news just keeps getting better for Disney’s Descendants 2, which posted 10.9 million total viewers in Live+7 data. To date, Descendants 2 has reached over 26 million viewers on linear TV alone.
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The August 2 episode of TV Land’s Younger reached a season high .85 among A24-54 in Live+3, a playback lift of 119% over its Live+SD rating. It was also the most-watched episode in series history, with 1.3 million viewers in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Ty Hardin died August 3. He was 87. Hardin was known to television audiences for Cheyenne and its spinoff, Bronco.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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