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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/29/17)
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped After Hours (Premiere) at 11pm
MTV: Dare To Live (Premiere) at 11pm
OWN: Black Love (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped Grill Masters (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: American Ripper (Finale) at 10pm
MYX TV: Mom vs. Matchmaker (Finale) at 8pm
TNT: Animal Kingdom (Finale) at 9pm

Minnie Driver will jump networks to guest on an episode NBC’s Will & Grace revival, reports TV Line. Driver, who stars on ABC’s Speechless, will reprise her role as Karen’s nemesis, Lorraine Finster. Why is ABC being so generous? Perhaps because back in April, Driver told the LA Times, “I will die if I’m not in the Will & Grace reboot. My head will explode.” And apparently no one wants that. W&G launches Thursday, September 28.
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FCC chairman Ajit Pai gave credit where credit was due on Monday for crucial help during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. “Broadcasters and other news outlets have played a critical role in conveying emergency information, and in some cases, even coordinating live, on-air rescues,” he said Monday. “Everyone who is pitching in deserves our support.”
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Since its launch 2½ years ago, Justice Network has helped recover over 100 missing children and capture 100+ fugitives, reports the net. “When we had the idea for Justice’s societal component in 2014, I would have been proud to have had even a fraction of the success we have had,” said CEO Steve Schiffman, who called the results “simply incredible.”
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Picture this: Fox Innovation Lab is teaming with Panasonic and Samsung Electronics to enable viewers to have video players that enhance video player experience. More scientifically put, “HDR10+ provides dynamic metadata, which precisely describes every scene to deliver unprecedented picture quality,” said Fox Innovation Lab managing director Danny Kaye. The new standard will mean “considerable HDR picture quality improvements across a wider range of TVs while accelerating the amount of premium HDR content available,” said Panasonic executive officer Yuki Kusumi.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN and Top Rank inked a multi-year deal that makes the sports net the home of Top Rank in the U.S. and Canada, with live fights broadcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and the ESPN app, and streamed on ESPN’s recently announced direct-to-consumer service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TEGNA has launched an initiative to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. The 46 stations in TEGNA’s 38 markets are running stories on-air and across social media platforms informing viewers how they can help; all money raised for Texas Cares will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund, with the first $100,000 matched by TEGNA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AT&T sent out 7 portable cell sites, 2 charging stations and an emergency communications vehicle to areas impacted by the storm. Wireless customers will also get credits for additional data, voice and text charges.
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Verizon is giving its customers affected by Harvey a hand, in the form of mobile charging units. In addition, “All of our post-paid customers are getting unlimited data, talk and texts regardless of whether they have our unlimited plan,” said a spokesperson. Pre-paid customers will get an extra 3GB of free data.
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Fuse gave a green light to game show Trivial Takedown, based on UK’s Blink. Series from Zig Zag Productions is slated for a fall 2017 launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox gave a put pilot commitment to Suspended, reports Deadline. School comedy comes from Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker (Powerless) and Warner Bros. Television.
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CBS is developing Family Business, a spy drama from Barbara Hall (Madam Secretary, Judging Amy) and Glenn Geller, who left as CBS entertainment president in May to move to CBS Television Studios.
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Lifetime ordered holiday movie Secret Santa (wt), starring Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) and Brendan Fehr (Guardians of the Galaxy), about a financial analyst tasked with canceling the leases of underperforming mall stores.
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ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos, originally slated to premiere Sunday, November 26 in its long-time 7p slot, will now launch on Sunday, October 8 at 8p, a spot originally reserved for To Tell the Truth. The game show will now reappear midseason.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Back to school: Complex Networks drama series In the Vault, set on a college campus, debuts on go90 on Wednesday, September 13.
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Season 7 of Litton’s Weekend Adventure premieres Saturday, October 7 on ABC stations. Three-hour block includes newcomer Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko, as well as edu-tainment Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, Sea Rescue and Rock the Park.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What’s tougher than being a teenager? Being an experimental android trying to pass as a teen, according to Nickelodeon’s new weekday series I Am Frankie, debuting Monday, September 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Public television docu-drama F.S. Key After the Song, telling the story of the writer of what would become the national anthem, premieres in mid-September on Maryland Public Television and other stations, including the WORLD Channel.
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Adventure Time returns to Cartoon Network with 4 back-to-back episodes on Sunday, September 17 at 7p.
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Who’s “Most Likely to Never Age,” or “Most Likely to Live in a Mansion”? Yup, it’s time for the fourth annual Real Housewives Awards, celebrating moments from the Bravo franchise. Now through October 4, fans can cast their votes on BravoTV.com or the Bravo Now app; winners will be revealed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday, October 4 at 11:15p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another Bravo special, Watch What Happens Live One-on-One with Luann de Lesseps, focuses on an NYC Housewife on Wednesday, September 6 at 11p. That Andy Cohen encounter happens after the Real Housewives of New York City reunion, part trois, on Wednesday, August 30 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Broad City binge: Every episode of the Comedy Central series will air in an all-day marathon on Labor Day Monday, September 4; funny starts at 9a. Season 4 premieres Wednesday, September 13 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV offers a “Saturday Stack” of Led Zeppelin on Saturday, September 23, starting at 1p with 2008 rock doc It Might Get Loud.
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A special musical episode of PBS KidsPeg + Cat airs September 15 (check local listings), featuring all-women mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache.
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Facebook announced Monday that Pages that repeatedly share fake news will no longer be allowed to advertise, part of the company’s attempt to combat the sharing of false stories. “We’ve found instances of Pages using Facebook ads to build their audiences in order to distribute false new more broadly,” wrote Facebook product managers Satwik Shukla and Tessa Lyons in a blog post. “Now, if a Page repeatedly shares false stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact checkers, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streaming issues with Saturday’s much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather Jr./Conor McGregor bout led to a class action lawsuit from a viewer who ordered the fight on pay-per-view and streamed via Apple TV, but claims Showtime didn’t have the bandwidth it needed to pack enough punch. “Defendant intentionally misrepresented the quality and grade of video consumers would see using its app, and knowingly failed to disclose that its system was defective with respect to the amount of bandwidth available,” reads a complaint filed in Oregon federal court. Showtime said it will issue a refund to customers who purchased pay-per-view via Showtime’s services; other consumers will need to request a refund from their provider.
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Take heart, Game of Thrones fans – season 7 may have just wrapped, but behind-the-scenes 7-parter, The Game Revealed, has launched on HBO Now, HBO Go and HBO On Demand. New episodes premiere on Mondays.
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Live streams of The CW programming will be available on Hulu “in the coming months,” promised the net on Monday. Subscribers will “soon” have access to current season series on demand. Hulu’s new live service also includes ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sepideh Moafi (Notorious) landed a series regular role on season 2 of USA’s Falling Water, as a career cop and new partner to Taka.
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Sunday’s season 7 finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones hit a series topping 12.1 million viewers, up 13% from its previous high. Add in the first replay and HBO Go and HBO Now, and the total rises to 16.5 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New comedy adventure series DuckTales premiered with a one-hour movie that ranks as Disney XD’s #1 original animated telecast in 17 months among Kids 2-11 (365,000/.9 rating) and its #1 telecast overall among Boys 2-11 (257,000/1.3) since 3/30/16 and 4/13/16, respectively, in Live+7 ratings.
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