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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/15/18)
A&E: Born This Way (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Raising Tourette’s (Premiere) at 10pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Dallas (Premiere) at 9pm
TNT: Immortals (Premiere) at 10pm
AUDIENCE: Condor (Finale) at 10pm
AXS TV: The Ronnie Wood Show (Finale) at 8pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New York City (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: Gordon Ramsey’s 24 Hours To Hell and Back (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Property Brothers: Buying & Selling (Finale) at 9pm
MTV: Are You The One? (Finale) at 10pm
PBS: Outback (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Wonders of Mexico (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Dr. Pimple Popper (Finale) at 10pm

A reboot of CBS sitcom Designing Women (1986-1993) is in the works at Sony Pictures Television, with series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason onboard, reports TVLine. The studio will soon be shopping for a home for the comedy about four women working at an interior design company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Public Television, syndicator to U.S. public television stations, announced the launch of the APT PitchFest, designed to find innovative new content for public television viewers. APT will award a Grand Prize of up to $75,000 in production funds; finalists will vie for the prize at APT PitchFest Live! during APT’s Fall Marketplace, November 8 in Baltimore.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications revealed the recipients of its 2018 Next Generation Leaders Awards, recognizing emerging multicultural business leaders in the media and entertainment industry. Winners include Cable MSO: Tamara Bowens, Group VP, Field Marketing and Sales Enablement, Spectrum Enterprises, Charter Communications; Cable Programmer: Veronica Molina, Executive Director, News Standards & Practices, CNN Worldwide; Creative Discipline: Jennifer Perri, VP, Univision Creator Network, Univision Communication Inc.; and Tech Company/Discipline: Saleem Malkama, VP, Product, New Digital Business, AMC Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel shared on his Twitter page that he is not doing the reality show any more, reports E!. “In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back,” said Ravenel, three months after Bravo said it was investigating allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Just ahead of its first season finale, TLC renewed Dr. Pimple Popper for another go. The series has ranked No. 1 among W25-54 in its Wednesday 10p time slot; new episodes are slated to begin airing in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Atypical, the Netflix series that follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, returns for Season 2 on Friday, September 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Model Squad premieres Tuesday, September 4 at 8p on E! Reality show follows nine supermodels, and is launching  in conjunction with the start of New York Fashion Week, where E! is the official multi-platform media partner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bitcoin: Boom or Bust bows Monday, August 27 at 6p on CNBC. The 60-minute documentary explores the good, the bad and the ugly sides of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that’s become a worldwide phenomenon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Antenna TV is airing a Labor Day marathon of Alice on Monday, September 3 beginning at 5a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Twice-daily live mobile quiz show HQ Trivia launched an app on Apple TV that lets users watch the show as well as vote with the Apple TV remote. The mobile app has been downloaded over 12.5 million times by Android and iOS users, according to Sensor Tower. Still, the app has fallen in ranking from the #1 U.S. trivia game to #10, according to App Store Annie’s count; the new version should help goose those numbers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Using a privacy setting that is supposed to keep Google from storing your location data doesn’t necessarily mean your movements aren’t being recorded, according to an Associated Press investigation. Even if location history is paused, some Google apps store time-stamped location data, the AP found. “There are a number of different ways that Google may use location to improve people’s experience, including: Location History, Web and App Activity, and through device-level Location Services,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement to the AP. “We provide clear descriptions of these tools, and robust controls so people can turn them on or off, and delete their histories at any time.” True, said the report, but deleting location markers is “a painstaking process.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access tapped Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You) to portray Spock in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rob Heaps (Imposters), Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries) and Paul Fitzgerald (Veep, GLOW) were cast as regulars in USA Network pilot Dare Me, while Joyful Drake (Let’s Stay Together), Tammy Blanchard (Tallulah, Into The Woods), Antonio J. Bell (Nigerian Prince) and Alison Thornton (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) landed recurring roles in the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

July was the highest-rated month in Nat Geo WILD history, and the fastest-growing network of the summer for ad-supported cable, reports the net. The first week of Sharkfest helped kick off Wild’s highest performing month in the target demo for Nat Geo Wild with double digit increases in key demos vs. 2017. For Nat Geo WILD’s fiscal year growth, the network is up +37% versus last year, propelled by the combined strength of new season of The Incredible Dr. Pol and the annual Sharkfest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network maintained the lead in business news the week of August 6, averaging 188,000 total viewers during Business Day. Lou Dobbs Tonight delivered 313,000 viewers and 40,000 among A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, talk leader Dr. Phil hit a three-week high of 2.7 in Live+SD Nielsens, up 4% from the week before and its 100th as the top talker. Dateline hit a six-week high of 1.3, up 8%, and Judge Judy managed a seven-week high of 6.4, up 2%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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