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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/1/18)
COOKING: Cheap Eats (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: Alone Together (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
PBS: Outback (Premiere) at 8pm
PBS: Wonders of Mexico (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: The Sinner (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
CW: The Originals (Finale) at 9pm
HISTORY: SIX (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Seatbelt Psychic (Finale) at 10:30pm

MTV launched on Saturday August 1, 1981.
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NBC and Sony Pictures Television are collaborating on a two-part Timeless series finale to air during the holidays, offering closure to fans of the cult fave. According to EPs Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke, “While we wish we could’ve made another dozen seasons of Timeless, this is the next best thing….The studio, network, cast and crew are all doing this for one reason only: the fans. Because they deserve it.”
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On the heels of sexual misconduct allegations against Les Moonves, the CBS CEO and other executives at the network were accused of destroying evidence in the company’s battle with Shari Redstone and her family-owned National Amusements. In the Delaware filing, which was unsealed on Tuesday, Moonves, CBS COO Joe Ianniello and others are accused of using the self-destructing messaging app TigerText to communicate. CBS countered that its execs were following the advice of the media company’s security team after the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment emails.
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The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences responded to a threat by all four daytime dramas to boycott the Daytime Emmy Awards, via a joint letter sent to the organization’s leadership on Monday, unless changes are made. NATAS Chairman Terry O’Reilly acknowledged the correspondence raised concerns about some elements of the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards. “We always take concerns about our systems seriously… and out of an abundance of caution I have instructed that outside counsel be retained to evaluate these concerns and conduct an independent look at them.”
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Jennifer Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 VMAs, airing Monday, August 20 at 9p on MTV. Lopez is also set to perform at the show and is nominated for two VMAs for her recent single, Dinero.
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OWN renewed romantic drama Love Is___ for a second season. The series premiered June 18 with 1.2 million viewers and a 1.2 W25-54 rating (Live+3), and it was the night’s #2 telecast on all television among African American women.
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HBO landed The Time Traveler’s Wife from UK writer/producer Steven Moffat (Dr. Who, Sherlock) and gave it a straight-to-series order. The project had reportedly been pursued by multiple outlets, including Amazon.
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Sonar Entertainment teamed with comedian/actor Felipe Esparza to develop Crossing Over – Bad Decisions Along the Border With Felipe Esparza. Project offers an up close and personal look at America’s southern border.
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Season 5 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premieres Tuesday, January 8 at 8p on PBS. Check local listings.
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Flipping Out returns to Bravo for its 11th season on Tuesday, September 11 at 10p.
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Estrella TV is adding El Mameluco to its programming lineup, beginning Monday August 6. The daily one-hour entertainment show will feature celebrity news and  commentary on pop culture presented by four diverse hosts. To air Monday through Friday at 4p.
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National Geographic airs four-night multi-platform event Yellowstone Live beginning Sunday, August 5 at 9p. To complement the live broadcast that captures America’s greatest wilderness, the network is giving viewers behind-the-scene access on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
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ID’s Sugar Town premieres Monday, August 6 at 8p. The documentary explores the White family’s search for justice for their son’s suspicious death while in police custody.
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Chris Carmack (Nashville) is set for a recurring role in the upcoming 15th season of ABC’s Grey’s AnatomyJake Abel (Percy Jackson & The Olympians) and David Barrera (Bosch) will recur in Bravo’s true crime anthology series Dirty JohnSam Huntington (Being Human) landed a recurring role on upcoming ABC comedy A Million Little ThingsJolene Purdy (Orange Is the New Black) nabbed a recurring role on Season 4 of Syfy’s The MagiciansGenie Francis is returning to ABC’s General Hospital and begins taping in September.
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Netflix is releasing a five-minute video that depicts the essence of its upcoming movie Like Father, starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer and premiering on Friday, August 3. The project centers a workaholic executive (Bell), who’s been left at the altar,  and ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with her estranged workaholic father (Grammer).
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Facebook said it has identified eight Facebook pages, 17 Facebook profiles and seven Instagram accounts involved in a coordinated campaign aimed at influencing the midterm elections. The accounts ran 150 ads between April 2017 and June 2018, paid for in American and Canadian dollars. “These bad actors have been more careful to cover their tracks, in part due to the actions we’ve taken to prevent abuse over the past year,” said Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy.
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Schitt’s Creek is available on the new POP NOW app, which can be downloaded to Apple, Roku or Android devices.
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Hallmark Channel’s annual “Summer Nights” programming stunt kicked off on Saturday night with the premiere of Love on Safari, which marked the most-watched and highest rated cable program of the day and week among Households, excluding news and sports. The project averaged a 2.5 Household rating, 2.6 million Total Viewers an 376,000 W25-54.
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Univision Network aired three hours of premieres Sunday night, driving the network into first place among Spanish-language broadcasters. Some 4.8 million Total Viewers 2+ tuned in to all or park of the three-hour block.
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In a week where almost every daytime program in first-run syndication was down due in part to preemptions for coverage of the Helsinki summit and its aftermath, the top three court shows surged to recent highs in the session ending July 22. Despite being in reruns, Judge Judy (four-week high 6.3 Live+SD national rating, up 2% from the week before tied access game show champ Family Feud as syndication’s number one program overall. Hot Bench (five-week high 2.1, up 11%) was mostly in repeats, but ranked as the third highest show in daytime. People’s Court (1.4, up 8%)  rose to a four-week high.
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