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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 7/17/18)
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped (Premiere) at 9pm
FUSE: Hip-Hop Houdini (Premiere) at 10:30pm
LIFETIME: Seven Year Switch (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Fear Factor (Premiere) at 10pm

Showtime issued a statement responding to complaints that Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a disabled veteran to dupe interviewees on new comedy Who Is America?. “Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that,” said Showtime. “In Sunday’s episode, during an interview with Senator Bernie Sanders, Baron Cohen in character as Dr. Ruddick was asked by the Senator if he is disabled, and he stated that he is not and uses a mobility scooter to conserve his energy. In addition, Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the U.S. military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ….and contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair. In both the interview with Governor Palin and the interview with Senator Sanders, he did not wear military apparel of any kind.” Series airs Sundays at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UP TV and Freeform have licensed cable rights to Twentieth Television’s Fresh Off the Boat. Comedy will launch season five on ABC in the fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV collaborated with Instagram to reveal the nominees for the 2018 VMAs. Cardi B and The Carters lead the pack with ten and eight nods, respectively; ceremony airs Monday, August 20 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Starz unscripted series Warriors of Liberty City debuts Sunday, September 16 at 8p. Show follows a youth football program founded by hip-hop pioneer Luther Campbell in a crime-ridden neighborhood of Miami.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Original drama The First lands on Hulu Friday, September 14. Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in the series from Beau Willimon (House of Cards) about a crew of astronauts attempting to be the first humans on Mars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Killer Closer, detailing shocking homicide cases, premiere on ID Friday, August 10 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel’s Sacred Sites is back for season two on Monday, August 13 at 8p. Premiere explores the legend of King Arthur.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Diesel Brothers returns to Discovery Channel’s Motor Mondays lineup starting July 30 at 10p. Season launches with the build of a monster school bus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Highlights of PBS’s fall schedule include The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira, exploring the power of reading on Tuesdays, September 11-October 23. Masterpiece series The Miniaturist premieres Sunday, September 9 at 9p; The Durrells in Corfu is back for season three on Sunday, September 30 at 8p, followed by the season four premiere of Poldark at 9p; and drama The Woman in White arrives Sunday, October 21 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UnREAL has jumped from Lifetime to Hulu for its fourth and final season, streaming now. Season three averaged an underwhelming 270,000 total viewers in Live+SD Nielsens on Lifetime, but has proven a popular binge on Hulu. “UnReal has captivated audiences on Hulu since Season 1, so when this opportunity came to us, we knew we couldn’t miss out,” said Craig Erwich, SVP of content, Hulu. “This is a unique way to both satisfy fans of the show, while also continuing to introduce it to new audiences.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Consumers aren’t just turning to Amazon to purchase products, they’re using it to compare prices, according to the Future Shopper Report from Salmon. Salmon reports 80% of shoppers check Amazon reviews and prices even when they’re looking for products elsewhere. And thank Amazon Prime for changing consumer expectations, including the 63% of millennials that expect delivery within 24 hours.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix had slower growth than forecast, adding 5.2 million subscribers in 2Q18, about one million less than projected. The streamer, which saw its stock drop 13% in after-hours trading, blamed the miss on aggressive subscriber forecasts. “The quarterly guidance we provide is our actual internal forecast at the time we report and we strive for accuracy, meaning in some quarters we will be high and other quarters low relative to our guidance,” said CEO Reed Hastings in a letter to shareholders. “This Q2, we over-forecasted global net additions which amounted to 5.2M vs. a forecast of 6.2M and flat compared to Q2 a year ago, as acquisition growth was slightly lower than we projected.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV stunt “Shirk Week” runs July 22-28, offering viewers a chance to sit back and relax to episodes of Will & Grace, The Nanny, Murder, She Wrote and Frasier.
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Jenna Dewan (World of Dance) will recur on season two of Fox medical drama The Resident, as a charismatic medical device rep….Lauren Ridloff (Children of a Lesser God) will play a deaf character who uses her senses to read people on season nine of AMC’s The Walking Dead….Deborah Ayorinde (Girls Trip) will recur on season three of HBO’s True Detective, reports Deadline.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count Hollywood Game Night’s Jane Lynch in as spokesperson for NBC and Telemundo Stations’ fourth annual “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption campaign. In August, Lynch will help raise awareness for the effort, as well as host a special airing August 25 on NBC stations (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

France’s World Cup victory over Croatia on Sunday delivered an 8.3/21 in metered market numbers for Fox, up 66% versus the second highest-rated game of the tournament on the network, but down 14% compared to ABC’s 2014 broadcast of the final.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Network’s Yellowstone ranks as the second most-watched TV series on ad-supported cable in 2018, after The Walking Dead. The Kevin Costner starrer is averaging 4.6 million viewers in Live+3 Nielsens.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Saturday’s Wimbledon Ladies Championship was ESPN’s highest-rated match since 2015, scoring a 2.1 overnight rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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