AMAZON: The Tick
COOKING CHANNEL: Heston’s Fantastical Food (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Disjointed, Death Note (Movie)
NETFLIX: DreamWorks Dragons: Race To The Edge
SHOWTIME: Whitney: Can I Be Me (Documentary) (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Love Blows (Premiere) at 10pm
SYFY: Dark Matter (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Wynonna Earp (Finale) at 10pm
TBS: Eleague: Road To The International Dota 2 Championships (Finale) at 10pm

(SATURDAY 8/26/17)
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Texas Flip N Move (Premiere) at 8pm
HALLMARK CHANNEL: Sun Sand & Romance (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Mysteries of the Missing (Premiere) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 8/27/17)
MTV: 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show at 7pm
MTV: 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Guy’s Grocery Games: Superstars (Premiere) at 8pm
HALLMARK CHANNEL: Chesapeake Shores (Premiere)
SMITHSONIAN: Diana And The Paparazzi (Documentary) (Premiere) at 8pm
SMITHSONIAN: Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye (Documentary) (Premiere)
HBO: Game Of Thrones (Finale) at 9pm

Music icons including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Sheryl Crow are banding together for Farm Aid 2017, which will  be broadcast live on AXS TV on Saturday, September 16 at 7p. “For over three decades, Farm Aid has been one of the top music events in the country – not just for the impressive roster of talent it attracts, but for the American farm families it strengthens and supports,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s vice president of programming and production.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E! has thrown down the gauntlet for fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, announcing a marathon of every episode of the long-running reality series, beginning Monday, August 28 at and running until Sunday, September 24, from 7a-7p daily. It’s all a run-up to the 90-minute Keeping Up With the Kardashians 10 Year Anniversary Special, which airs September 24 at 9p. The new season of the show launches Sunday, October 1 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All four major broadcast networks are gonna get schooled on Friday, September 8 at 8p, as stars including Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Mahershala Ali, Bill Hader and Jennifer Hudson appear alongside students, educators and parents in EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live, an hourlong special that opens up the discussion of the future of American high schools. The telecast will be aired from Los Angeles simultaneously on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pets are people, too, right? Well, for some owners they are, and that means they deserve makeovers – and their own makeover show. Animal Planet has announced the new series My Big Fat Pet Makeover, hosted by trainer Travis Brorsen, will premiere on Saturday, September 30 at 10p. “My goal for this series is to raises awareness of the pet obesity problem while educating and empowering pet owners to make big changes for their furry family members,” Brorsen said.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marvel Television seems ready to welcome more women into the superhero pantheon, based on remarks made by SVP of Original Programming Karim Zrek at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. He noted the company is looking at “more female-skewed shows” and that there’s a “Jessica Jones-esque” project in development at ABC now.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sony TV is considering a return to the mean streets with a Starsky & Hutch reboot headed up by writer/director James Gunn (The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise). The project is currently being pitched to broadcast, cable and streaming networks and is reportedly a character-driven hourlong procedural; Gunn may also direct episodes. The original series ran from 1975-79.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Regina King (American Crime) has been tapped to direct an episode of NBC‘s This Is Us; she begins shooting next week. The series returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, September 26 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder, a part of AMC Networks, has picked up the French science-fiction series Missions from AB International Distribution. The series looks at how a Mars expedition turns into a rescue for a competitor’s ship and crew. Shudder will have first-window rights for the US, Canada and UK/Ireland for Season 1, which it will launch on Thursday, September 28 across its territories. It will co-produce the 10-episode Season 2, which is set to air in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Street Justice: The Bronx, a Discovery Channel series that follows decorated NYPD detective Ralph Friedman through his cases, will premiere on Tuesday, September 19 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ready to work up a sweat? Pop sure is, with its new series Let’s Get Physical, a comedy that will be set in the world of competitive aerobics. The eight-episode series will star Matt Jones (Breaking Bad, Mom), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley, Episodes) and AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Nip Tuck) and is scheduled to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s magic! Season 2 of The Shannara Chronicles is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 11 at 10p. The series has moved to Spike from MTV, which aired the first season in 2016, and is based on the fantasy book series by Terry Brooks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Z Living has a new docu-soap called Yoga Girls, which will follow elite yoga instructors in Los Angeles as they build client rosters. The series, from Charlie Ebersol‘s The Company, premieres Sunday, September 24 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jay and Mark Duplass‘ anthology series Room 104 has been renewed for a second season by HBO. The series focuses on the different occupants of a particular hotel room in a chain motel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC‘s America’s Funniest Home Videos returns for its 28th season in a new time period on Sunday, October 8 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Investigation Discovery‘s new series Grave Mysteries will ask detectives to reconstruct homicide victims’ final moments using social media and online history, and premieres Tuesday, September 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix will mark the 25th anniversary of Def Comedy Jam this fall with the Def Comedy Jam 25 special, which will premiere this fall. The HBO comedy series, which was created by Russell Simmons, boosted the careers of such comedians as Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer and Dave Chappelle and ran from 1992-97, then returned from 2006-08.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History will premiere a limited documentary series, Road to 9/11, about the events leading up to the 2001 terrorist attack in New York City, over three consecutive nights beginning on Monday, September 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Protecting the Sacred: Water, the Environment & Climate Change, a CBS interfaith special, will look at how communities are reacting to the growing crisis. The special broadcast will air Sunday, September 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Titans now has its Starfire, one of the lead roles in the new live-action series from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Johns and Sarah Schecter. Anna Diop (24: Legacy) has been cast in the show, which is part of the DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service’s inaugural slate. The show is set to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC has announced they will reveal the all-new celebrity cast of Dancing With the Stars on Good Morning America on Wednesday, September 6. The show returns for its 25th season on Monday, September 18 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black) has joined the cast of CBSSuperior Donuts as a regular, and will appear as an uptown gentrifier with a food truck beginning in the second season premiere on Monday, October 30 at 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Emerald City) has been cast in Netflix‘s upcoming series adaptation The Haunting of Hill House, based on the 1959 Shirley Jackson novel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix‘s comedy Dear White People has upped Marque Richardson to series regular for its second season. He plays Reggie, the character he portrayed in the film by the same title from 2014.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated daily strip Page Six TV will launch Monday, September 18. The entertainment gossip/news show will air on Fox Television Stations in 16 markets, and comes from Twentieth Television, Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon has renewed its Golden Globe and multiple Emmy-winning series Transparent for a fifth season; production is expected to begin next year with episodes airing in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Verizon‘s go90 has partnered with the studio division of Robert Rodriguez‘s El Rey Network to create a new animated short series, Explosion Jones (starring Michael Madsen, Carl Weathers and Danny Trejo, among others) and an independent filmmaking event that will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Rodriguez’s filmmaking debut, El Mariachi. The director will invite five amateur filmmakers to follow his model in making the film: write, shoot and edit a feature-length project for just $7,000. The filmmakers’ process and their final films will be streamed on go90 in the show Rebel Without a Crew.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has ordered a third season of the docuseries Last Chance U. The new season, which will relocate from the south to Kansas, will explore a junior college football program and is expected to premiere later in 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix has also announced it will premiere Godless on Wednesday, November 22. The seven-part period drama is from Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank, who worked on Out of Sight together, and stars Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Jack O’Connell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu has given the green light to All Night (formerly Grad Night), a 10-episode half-hour comedy series from Awesomeness TV. It uses a big ensemble cast to focus on an overnight, lock-in graduation party, and is set to premiere in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC must have been pleased at the numbers generated by new comedy Marlon, which equaled the best any summer comedy has done in its second week in 10 years. The Marlon Wayans sitcom helped the network win the night with a 1.3/5 rating and 6M viewers overall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy-winning actor Jay Thomas (Cheers, Ray Donovan, Murphy Brown) died Thursday of cancer, aged 69. Since 2005 he also hosted The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM and a Friday afternoon show on Sirius Howard 101 channel. His agent and friend Don Buchwald told the New York Daily News, “Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully wacky thoughts and behavior.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leap! (Animated) – Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon
Birth of the Dragon – Philip Ng, Yu Xia, Billy Magnussen, Jingjing Qu, Jin Xing, Simon Yin, Ron Yuan, Terry Chen
All Saints – John Corbett, Cara Buono, Myles Moore, Barry Corbin, Nelson Lee, Angela Fox, Gregory Alan Williams, John Wise Win

Friday August 25, 2017
U.S. Open Tennis Experience at the South Street Seaport
New Music Village Festival – Tompkins Square Park, 7th St. bet. Ave. A and B 2pm – 6pm
Grand Central Food Block Party – on 41st St. from Lexington Ave. to 3rd Ave. 10am – 6pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival – Marcus Garvey Park, 122nd St. bet. 5th Ave. and Madison Ave.

Saturday August 26, 2017
Summer Streets – Park Ave. and connecting streets from Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge 7am – 1pm
Washington Square Fair – on Waverly Place from 6th Ave. to McDougal
Eighth Ave. Festival – on 8th Ave. from 42nd – 57th St.
Indonesian Street Festival – 68th St. bet. 5th & Madison Ave. 10:30am – 4pm
Obstacle Race & Jungle Gym Fair – on 3rd Ave. bet. 115th & 117th St. 11am – 3pm
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival – Marcus Garvey Park, 122nd St. bet. 5th Ave. and Madison Ave.
Westchester Ave. Festival – on Westchester Ave. from Bergen to 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn Love Prince (Brooklyn) – The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Ave.
Afro Punk Fest (Brooklyn) –
Arthur Ashe Kids Day (Queens) – Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Queens

Sunday August 27, 2017
Park Avenue Summer Fair – on Park Ave. from 47th – 57th St.
Fourth Ave. Festival – on 4th Ave. from 9th to 14th St.
East Slip “Main Street” Festival – on Main St. from Carleton to Harrison Ave.
Afro Punk Fest (Brooklyn) –

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