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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/15/17)
A&E: Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: The Murder of Laci Peterson (Premiere) at 10pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Haunted Towns  (Premiere) at 10pm
GSN: Divided (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Six Degrees of Murder (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE: Unearthed  (Finale) at 10pm

Netflix caught a big one: Groundbreaking producer Shonda Rhimes and her production company, Shondaland are leaving ABC Studios for a multi-year deal at the streaming service. Rhimes will not abandon her shows still on ABC or in development, but new projects will settle at Netlix. “Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” said Rhimes. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for – the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO isn’t playing ball with the hacker who leaked episodes of shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ballers, Barry and The Deuce. “We are not in communication with the hacker and we’re not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released,” said HBO in a statement. “The hacker may continue to drop bits and pieces of stolen information in an attempt to generate media attention. That’s a game we’re not going to participate in….This incident has not deterred us from ensuring HBO continues to do what we do best.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon is expanding its pro-social footprint with year-round initiative Nickelodeon HALO Movement, celebrating kids who are helping and leading others. The network is teaming with volunteer organizations Key Club and DoSomething.org to share information about service projects and award grants, building on Nick’s annual HALO Awards event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

El Chapo is back for season 2 on Univision Sunday, September 17. But this time around, the series focused on the drug kingpin will air with English subtitles. “Based on intense interest in this story, we are taking an unprecedented step to expand the reach of our breakout series El Chapo by making it accessible with English subtitles on Univision Network,” said Camila Jimenez Villa, co-president and chief content officer of Fusion Media Group. “This move speaks to the uniqueness of a series that has captured the attention of audiences around the world.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Lifetime competition series American Beauty Star launches Thursday, September 21 at 10:30p. It’s the first reality TV project for exec producer Norton Herrick and Herrick Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN docu-series Released, following former inmates for the first 90 days after their release from prison, premieres Saturday, September 30 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Universo Vice, produced by Vice Media, launches on Universo Sunday, August 20 at 8p. Ten-episode series is the first time Spanish-language audiences will have access to Vice content. “The program will be a window to the world with a different point of view, a more direct feel without judgment, and in Spanish,” said Bilai Joa Silar, SVP of programming and production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Millennial tech entrepreneur Garrett Gee, who sold his company to Snapchat for $54 million in 2014, and his sister Miristi Gee travel to the Philippines, the land of their ancestry, for the first time in reality travelogue Discovering Routes. Series launches Tuesday, September 12 at 8p on Myx TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former NFL quarterback, GMA correspondent and 2004 The Bachelor Jesse Palmer will host syndicated DailyMailTV, launching Monday, September 18. Palmer will continue as an analyst for ESPN.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Craft in America, now in its 10th year on PBS, will for the first time head to Mexico to focus on cultural synergies, in Craft in America: Borders on Friday, September 29 at 9p, and Craft in America: Neighbors at 10p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two-hour Oxygen special Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson premieres Friday, August 25 at 9p on the rebranded-to-true-crime net. The show, featuring an interview with Peterson’s son, Stephen, marks the 10th anniversary since the disappearance of Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson (and is not to be confused with ID’s Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery August 27).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform is celebrating the 30th (!) anniversary of Dirty Dancing with an all-day marathon on Monday, August 21, starting at 7a. The film is also available on the Freeform app and Freeform.com throughout August.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC and the Country Music Association are releasing 360 VR experiences for CMA Fest, including full performances from Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Brett Eldredge on ABC Facebook and YouTube channels, and via Littlestar’s app for headsets and mobile devices. It’s ABC Entertainment Marketing’s third VR production, following 2 executions on Dancing With the Stars. CMA Fest airs Wednesday, August 16 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix also ordered an original young adult series from UK-based New Pictures. The untitled drama tells the story of teenage love, with a supernatural twist.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Connie Britton (Nashville) will appear in a multi-episode guest arc and Miguel Gomez (The Strain) landed a series regular role on upcoming Showtime comedy SMILF, premiering Sunday, November 5 at 10p. Recurring on the series will be Raven Goodwin (Being Mary Jane) and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Douglas will play an actor-turned-teacher with Alan Arkin as his longtime agent in Netflix comedy, The Kominsky Method, from Chuck Lorre.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blythe Danner has joined the cast of Showtime’s 5-part limited series Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) will star in a dramedy in development at Bravo, Suburbs Famous (wt), about a suburban housewife who gains fame in a viral video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite the fact that his character’s neck was snapped during season one of Netflix superhero series Jessica Jones, David Tennant will recur on season 2. No details on how that’s gonna work.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Barbara Hershey (Damien) will recur on Fox’s revived The X-Files, reports Deadline. Hershey will play a powerful figure representing a mysterious organization.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox reports Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards delivered 1.9 million total viewers, up 12% from last year, and a .6/2 rating among A18-49, up 20%. Among A18-34, the show was even with .4/2 in early numbers and ranked #1 for the night in Teens (1.5/11).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bravo’s season 9 finale of The Real Housewives of New York City delivered a season high among all key demos, with 1.4 million P18-49 (up +14% versus the prior week’s episode), 1.7 million P25-54 (up +12%), and 2.7 million total viewers (up +6%) in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA’s The Sinner grew in its second week in A18-49 (+7% to 1.4 million), A25-54 (+5% to 1.6 million) and A18-34 (+4% to 543,000). Over its first two episodes, the series is averaging 3.5 million P2+ in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Part 1 of History’s 3-night The Cars That Made America delivered 1.6 million total viewers on Sunday, growing 35% from its first to last half hour and becoming the network’s second most-watched special telecast of 2017 to date in total viewers. Counting Cars, which followed, drew 1.2 million total viewers, up nine percent versus its last premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor/director/writer Joe Bologna died after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 82. Among the television writing credits for Bologna and his wife of 52 years, Renee Taylor, were TV series Calucci’s Department and American Dream Machine, and specials Acts of Love and Other Comedies and Bedrooms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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