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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/28/18)
HBO: The Shop (Premiere) at 11pm
OWN: Greenleaf (Premiere) at 10pm
PARAMOUNT: Ink Master (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped: Grill Masters (Finale) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Mountain Life (Finale) at 9:30pm
TV LAND: Younger (Finale) at 10pm
USA: Miz & Mrs. (Finale) at 10pm

Cord-cutters may be keeping pay-TV providers up at night, but according to the New Cord Evolution research from GfK MRI, 71% of all U.S. consumers say they have cable, satellite or telco TV service – and plan to keep it. Among the A18-34 demo the number is 58%, and it’s 69% among A35-49 and 80% among 50+. Top reasons cited for sticking with the cord are reliability and comfort; among A18-64, the number one reason for keeping pay-TV is being “used to it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Corp. is facing a shareholder lawsuit over allegations of sexual misconduct against its CEO, Les Moonves, that appeared in the New Yorker. In a filing Monday, Gene Samit accuses Moonves, COO Joseph Ianniello and the company of making “false and misleading statements” about business, operational and compliance policies, after which the company’s stock price fell 6.12%. “As a result of Defendants’ wrongful acts and omissions, and the precipitous decline in the market value of the Company’s securities, Plaintiff and other Class members have suffered significant losses and damages,” reads the suit. Moonves has admitted to making advances that made some women uncomfortable, mistakes he “regrets immensely,” but said he as “always understood and respected – and abided by the principle – that ‘no’ means ‘no.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Producers Guild set January 18 as the date for its 2020 awards ceremony. The calendar scramble is on – earlier this month, the date for the 2020 Academy Awards shifted from February 24 to February 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Among the first group of presenters for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, presented in LA on September 8 and 9, are Neil Patrick Harris (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night), RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Carol Burnett, and the cast of Fuller House, among others. Awards honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement. Show airs Saturday, September 15 at 8p on FXX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse Media has entered into a multi-year agreement with UnidosUS to become the exclusive multiplatform media home of the organization’s ALMA Awards (American Latino Media Arts). The partnership revives the ALMAs after a three-year hiatus. “Now more than ever, Latinos must reclaim the narrative of our place in U.S. society, and as always, ALMAs is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate everything our community contributes to American culture,” said UnidosUS president Janet Muruia. “Fuse Media’s ongoing commitment to inclusion and chronicling the stories of our community makes them a perfect partner in showing America the true Latino story.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Best-selling crime novelist Harlan Coben signed a five-year exclusive overall deal with Netflix to develop 14 existing titles and future projects into English and foreign language series and films. Coben will serve as exec producer. It’s a continuation of a relationship that includes the streamer’s limited series Safe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s Twisted Sisters, exec produced by Khloe Kardashian, arrives Monday, September 3 at 10p. Six-parter unravels crimes committed by unlikely pairs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House launches Friday, October 12. The reimagining of the 1959 novel tells the story of a group of siblings who grew up in a haunted house, forced to face the ghosts in their past as adults.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of Sony Crackle original drama StartUp starts up Thursday, November 1. A sneak peek will be available on Amazon devices via the Sony Crackle app starting Monday, October 22. Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) joins the cast in a guest starring role.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raycom Media OTT app InvestigateTV just added a new show, Post. The media review program presented in partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors features an IRE staff member discussing the latest investigations with host Jamie Grey.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-part hostage drama 54 Hours starts streaming on SundanceNow on Thursday, September 6. Story is based on a 1988 German bank robbery that went wildly wrong.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube yesterday started offering “digital wellbeing” features aimed at helping users “better understand their tech usage, focus on what matters most and disconnect when needed,” said the company in a blog post. Among the tools: a new watch time dashboard that lets users know how much time they’ve spent on YouTube today, yesterday and for the past seven days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube is also looking to help its creator community, offering its entire YouTube Partner Program opportunities for non-skippable ads that in the past have been reserved for select partners. The feature, offering creators more ad dollars, will roll out in a matter of days.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple is launching three new phones with the design of the iPhone X, with more features, sizes and price points, according to Bloomberg. New phones are expected to be introduced next month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syndicated newsmag Extra kicks off milestone season 25 with an on-air reunion party Monday, September 10. Among the alums will be Mark McGrath, Leeza Gibbons, Libby Weaver, Dayna Devon, Samantha Harris, Jon Kelley, Tracey Edmonds, Charissa Thompson, David Rose, Wendy Walsh, Lauren Sanchez, Brad Goode, Arthel Neville and Dave Nemeth. Throughout the season, the show will celebrate with videos like pre-A list George Clooney and relative unknown Jennifer Lopez.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS is offering a taste its new series (including the Murphy Brown revival) with a fall preview special on Monday, September 10. Hosts include Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown), Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood), Brandon Micheal Hall (God Friended Me), Jay Hernandez (Magnum P.I.), Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki (FBI) and Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West (Happy Together).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music Choice is launching an Emerging Artist Showcase Series today, kicking off with performances by Republic Records’ Jeremy Zucker and DUCKWRTH. In addition to performing for industry insiders, the artists will each be featured on upcoming episodes of Primed, a Music Choice program that highlights up-and-comers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime special Jordin Sparks: A Baby Story premieres Thursday, September 6 at 10p, documenting the journey of the newlywed American Idol winner as she takes on the roles of wife and mother.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The final nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards will be announced today on Good Morning America. Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland will do the honors live from Bryan’s new restaurant/bar in Nashville; awards show airs Wednesday, November 14 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lyric Ross has been upped from recurring to series regular on season three of NBC’s This Is Us. Ross joined as foster child Deja during season two…. ….Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) will recur on season nine of AMC’s The Walking Dead….Chad Michael Murray (Sun Records) will recur on season three of Fox music drama Star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s upcoming lyrical drama David Makes Man has five new cast members: Alana Arenas (Chicago P.D.) in a series regular role, and Gillian Williams (The Girlfriend Experience), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Billions), Elvis Nolasco (American Crime) and Randy Gonzalez (Bloodline) as recurring guest stars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Asia Argento has been cut as a judge from the live portion of X Factor Italy, following allegations that she sexually abused a then-17-year-old actor. Argento admitted to paying him a $380,000 settlement, but denied a sexual encounter. Season launches September 6, with the live shows starting October 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen shared insights from its SVOD Content Ratings regarding new Netflix animated series Disenchantment. Within the first three days of its availability (8/17-8/19), the show’s first 10 episodes received an average minute audience of nearly 2.1 million U.S. viewers P2+. About 1.6 million of that audience was A18-49, and the audience skewed towards younger generations with a median age of 29.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season one finale of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone drew a series high 1.5 rating among P18-49, and 4.8 million total viewers in Live+3 NIelsens. The Wednesday night drama was the most-watched series on cable this summer, and second most-watched of 2018 in ad-supported cable after AMC’s The Walking Dead.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a news week that saw the conviction of Paul Manafort and guilty plea by Michael Cohen, NFL games took the top three spots in Tunity Analytics’ ranking of national OOH viewers for the week of August 20, but CNN landed in slots four, five, seven, eight and ten with The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, OutFront, Situation Room, The Lead with Jake Tapper and CNN Newsroom, respectively (MSNBC was not measured this week for technical reasons this week).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of BBC One drama Bodyguard drew 6.7 million viewers and a 35% share on Sunday, for the UK’s biggest drama launch of 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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