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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/29/18)
FOOD NETWORK: Big Food Truck Tip (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Property Brothers (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Ancient Invisible Cities (Premiere) at 9pm
REELZ: Mafia Killers with Colin McLaren (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Rehab Addict (Finale) at 9pm
FREEFORM: Alone Together (Finale) at 8:30pm
MTV: Catfish (Finale) at 9pm

Hours after the Producers Guild set January 18 as the date for their 2020 awards ceremony, the Screen Actors Guild grabbed the Sunday, January 26, 2020 slot, and the Directors Guild saved Saturday, January 25 as the DGA Awards date. The decisions came after the Academy Awards were moved from February 24 to February 9.
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FCC chairman Ajit Pai was cleared of showing favoritism towards Sinclair Broadcasting Group during the review of its (now failed) merger with Tribune Media. The investigation of the FCC’s Office of Inspector General reported “no evidence of impropriety, unscrupulous behavior, favoritism toward Sinclair or lack of impartiality.” House Democrats had asked for Pai to be investigated, but that was before he referred the proposed merger to an administrative judge in a July move that likely led to the demise of the deal.
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Abby Huntsman landed a seat at The View table as co-host for season 22 of the ABC talker. Huntsman, who most recently was anchor and host of Fox & Friends Weekend, joins Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain. Like McCain, politics runs in Huntsman’s family – her father is former Republican presidential candidate and current U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman.
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Chris Stapleton topped the list of CMA Awards nominees, with five nods. Producer/musician Dann Huff nabbed four nominations, and Jason AldeanDierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia LineChris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban each have three shots at a trophy. Show airs live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 14 at 8p on ABC.
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Aiming for a wider and more diverse pool of perspectives, TV and movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has revamped critics criteria for its Tomatometer rating system. “Over the past few years, our team has added hundreds of new voices to the Tomatometer on top of the thousands we currently have, with the goal of creating a critics pool that closely reflects the global entertainment audience,” said Jenny Jediny, Rotten Tomatoes critics relations manager. “We took another key step today by revamping our critics criteria that both shifts our focus to approving critics individually rather than through publications, and introduces updated guidelines for newer media platforms to be a part of the Tomatometer.”
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HBO has quietly cleaned up its act this summer, removing erotic adult content from its channels and streaming services. The decision to take a hard line on soft-core programming appears to have predated AT&T’s deal to acquire HBO parent Time Warner Inc. “Over the past several years HBO has been winding down its late-night adult fare,” said an HBO rep. “While we’re greatly ramping up our other original program offerings, there hasn’t been a strong demand for this kind of adult programming, perhaps because it’s easily available elsewhere.”
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The week after adding Turner’s brands to its platform, fuboTV announced the launch of a new national TV marketing campaign with the message, “Don’t Compromise.” The multi-platform program is the second national campaign for the sports-first live TV streaming service and the first to include ads on digital units, including both display ads and 15-second videos. Campaign includes four 30-second commercials that will air during football, basketball and baseball coverage.
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With content a hot commodity, Uri Singer of Passage Pictures and former Netflix exec George Berry have launched a platform with a searchable library of stories for film, television, and digital media. “TaleFlick allows studios and producers, like myself, to find stories that otherwise would not have had a chance to be seen,” said Singer. There’s a one-time single-level fee of $88 that makes the content available for one year on the company’s website. Authors will retain all rights to their books, but will give TaleFlick the chance to bid on their dramatic rights.
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truTV ordered an additional 16 episodes of Paid Off with Michael Torpey, the comedic game show that raises awareness of the issue of student debt – each episode’s winner takes home the amount of their student debt in cash. “I am so thrilled/horrified that the national embarrassment that is the need for this ridiculous game show will continue for another 16 episodes,” said Torpey, co-creator as well as host for the series. “I truly hope the show won’t have to exist for long.”
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Season nine of Discovery’s top-rated show, Gold Rush, launches Friday, October 12 at 9p. Premiere is preceded by pre-show The Dirt at 8p.
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Telemundo’s El Recluso (The Inmate) launches Tuesday, September 25 at 10p. The 13-episode prison thriller is the net’s first short-format scripted series under Telemundo International Studios.
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Weigel Broadcasting announces the H&I Television Network debut of three TV series as part of its fall 2018 schedule: House, Monk and Numb3rs join returning H&I series Nash Bridges and JAG weekdays, with a different series airing each day Monday through Friday, beginning on Monday, September 3 at 11a.
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The nine-minute first act of Manifest, an NBC drama launching Monday, September 24 at 10p, is available now across NBCUniversal’s Cross Company Partners (which means YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram TV, the NBC App on Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple TV, DirecTV, Xfinity, MVPDs, E!, Bravo, Telemundo, Fandango, hotel rooms, theme parks and more). Mystery thriller focuses on passengers of a flight that disappeared who return years later.
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New Travel Channel series Scariest Night of My Life, offering firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters, premieres Sunday, September 9 at 10p.
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Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction returns Monday, October 1 at 10p, with actor/writer/musician Michael McKean unmasking the mythology of everyday dishes.
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New episodes of season three of Sony Crackle’s SuperMansion will debut on Thursday, October 4, with an early exclusive starting Monday, September 24 on Playstations #3 and 4 through the Sony Crackle app.
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Social media star Judge Frank Caprio presides over real courtroom cases in Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury and Citylife ProductionsCaught in Providence, debuting in national syndication Monday, September 24.
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IFC is counter-programming the Emmys on September 17 with An Emmy for Megan, the TV premiere of Megan Amram’s web series. “I hope you enjoy my web series on IFC. Since the internet is hard to access unless you have a smart phone or a laptop or a tablet or a desktop computer or an eBook reader or an iPod touch or a Smart TV or an Apple Watch, we’ve put it on cable television where it’s easy to find!” said Amram, who is nominated in the Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.
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As part of its co-production partnership with the BBC, PBS is airing three-part live event Autumnwatch: New England, on Wednesday-Thursday, October 17-18 at 8p and and Friday, October 19 at 8:30p. Travel journalist Samantha Brown, BBC presenter Chris Packham and wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole host the multi-platform television experience from New Hampshire. Series will include a mix of live feeds and pre-taped footage from across New England.
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One-hour special The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us will air on NBC Tuesday, September 18 at 10p, featuring clips, interviews with the stars and creators, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the series comes together each week. The highlights of the first two seasons bring new viewers up to speed, and cast members, writers and explain why they made certain crucial choices with the characters and plot. Season three of This Is Us debuts one week later, on Tuesday, September 25.
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The 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival takes place April 11-14, 2019, with the theme “Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies.” The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will serve as the official hotel and central gathering place for pass holders.
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Winners of juried Primetime Emmy Awards include Fox’s The Simpsons, Comedy Central’s Broad City, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Steven Universe, Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold, HBO’s The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm, Disney Channel’s The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular, and StarzWasted! The Story of Food Waste!. Their trophies will be awarded at the Creative Arts Emmys September 8 and 9.
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FX Networks is partnering with Trejo’s Tacos and Postmates to celebrate the series premiere of drama series Mayans M.C.the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy saga launching Tuesday, September 4 at 10p on FX. The LA-area chain founded by Anarchy alum Danny Trejo is offering “Trejo’s Mayans M.C. Taco”, and Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts in Hollywood will be offering a custom “Trejo’s Mayans M.C. Donut.” The promotional partnership ends Monday, September 10.
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Cinelatino acquired the U.S. television premiere of Mexican box office hit Ladrones (Thieves), which will debut on the network on Sunday, September 2, 11p and re-run on Monday, September 3.
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Among the outlets covering Aretha Franklin’s memorial service on Friday, August 31 is Bounce network, teaming with streaming service Brown Sugar. Bounce and Brown Sugar will partner with Bounce’s local Detroit affiliate, WXYZ-TV, for the event, airing and streaming WXYZ’s hometown coverage and commentary nationwide.
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Antenna TV is running an “Original Murphy Brown Mini Marathon” beginning at 7p on Wednesday, September 26, the day before the premiere of CBS’s revival. Antenna TV will also air a full-day Murphy Brown marathon on November 14, marking the 30th anniversary of the workplace comedy classic.
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Comedy Central’s King of the Hill will have its first marathon this Labor Day. King of the Hill’s Grillstravaganza, featuring the animated comedy’s best grill-themed episodes, begins at 9a on September 3 and continues until 11p that evening.
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To mark the 25th anniversary of The X-Files, BBC America will air a 5-day marathon of the drama Monday, September 19 at 6a-Friday, September 14. Marathon includes episodes of seasons one through nine, as well as feature films The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).
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Corin Nemec (Parker Lewis Can’t Lose) and David Faustino (Married with Children) have been cast in animated series Hollywould, following the exploits of two washed-up screenwriters as they work towards their long overdue comeback…..Adam Brody (The O.C.) landed a role on Sky drama Curfew….Eric Lange (Narcos) is keeping it digital with recurring roles on both Amazon drama The Man in the High Castle and Netflix’s upcoming limited series Unbelievable.
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Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Samuel Anderson (Loaded) and Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead) have boarded Netflix sci-fi drama Another Life….Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara and Jayden Rey, who played Dan and Roseanne Conner’s grandchildren on the Roseanne reboot, will be back as series regulars for Roseanne-less spin-off The Conners.
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The finale of HBO drama Sharp Objects delivered a 1.8 million viewers at 9p, boosted to 2.6 million counting replays and HBO Go and HBO Now. Total viewership was up 40% from the week prior and the season average.
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Hallmark Channel’s third annual “Summer Nights” programming stunt elevated the network to be the highest-rated and most-watched cable network during Weekend Prime Time from July 28-August 26. The five original movie premieres averaged a 2.2 Household rating, 2.3 million Total Viewers, and 333,000 W25-54.
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Meanwhile, Crown Media sib Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ first-ever “Summer of Mystery” event’s Sunday night original movie premieres averaged a 1.7 Household rating, 1.4 million Total Viewers, and 156,000 W25-54.
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As Aretha Franklin fans looked for news about the iconic singer after her death on August 16, syndicated Access Hollywood avoided normal seasonal declines with a 10% week-to-week lift to 1.1 in Live+SD Nielsens the week ending August 19. TMZ held steady at 1.1, while Entertainment Tonight rose 4%, to a four-week high of 2.7.
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Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race on Thursday posted a 1.1 rating among P25-54, ranking #3 in its time period in Live+3 Nielsens. Season to date, the series has been seen by nearly 10m P2+ viewers.
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Univision finished as the number two overall broadcast network among A18-34 on Saturday, with live coverage of Liga MX.
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For the second consecutive week, the week of August 20 UniMas increased its audience by double-digits during primetime among Total Viewers 2+ (+34% to 379,000), A18-49 (+41% to 186,000), and A18-34 (+49% to 85,000) versus the previous week.
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In the cable news race, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show was number one among A25-54 for the month of August, with 557,000 nightly viewers versus 547,000 for Fox News and 406,000 for CNN. FNC’s Hannity was still tops in total viewers, with 2.94 million; Maddow scored 2.88 million.
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Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria averaged 108,000 total viewers in August, for a 44% percent increase in viewership year over year.
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