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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/5/18)
BET:The Bobby Brown Story (Premiere) at 9pm
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What Lies Beneath (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Born This Way (Premiere) at 8pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Food Obsessed (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: Flipping Virgins (Finale) at 11pm

Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations have launched Start TV, featuring female-forward procedurals like The Closer, The Good Wife and The Medium. The multicast net reaches 42% of the U.S. at launch, aiming for 60% by 1Q19. Shows air seven days a week.
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Contrary to a claims by Ronan Farrow, his investigation into reports of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein “was never cleared or approved for air by NBC News Legal or Standards,” said NBC yesterday. “As is common practice, NBC lawyers met with him on several occasions to offer legal advice in connection with his reporting. But at no time did they render a judgment on the draft scripts readiness to air. While he was told by his editors that several elements of the draft script were technically ‘reportable,’ he was consistently advised that – even taken together – they were not yet sufficient to air a story alleging serial sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein without at least one victim or witness on the record.” On Monday, Farrow tweeted his Weinstein story had been cleared by legal and standards, but was blocked by executives.
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Season 14 The Bachelorette alum Colton Underwood (he’s the former NFL player who loves dogs) has been named the next star of ABC’s The Bachelor. Season 23 launches in January.
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Cosby Show alum Geoffrey Owens appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday, after a job shaming photo of him working at a Trader Joe’s was posted online and thousands jumped to his defense on social media. “There is no job that’s better than another job,” Owens told Robin Roberts. “It might pay better, it might have better benefits, it might look better on a resume and on paper. But actually, it’s not better. Every job is worthwhile and valuable.” SAG-AFTRA promoted #ActorsWithDayJobs, and Tyler Perry came through with a job offer on The Haves and the Have Nots.  “#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week!” posted Perry. “Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.”
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Craig Melvin has been upped to co-anchor of NBC’s Today. Melvin, who anchors MSNBC Live at 1p and until August 25 co-hosted Today’s Saturday edition, tweeted, “Dreams do come true.”
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NBC’s Law & Order franchise just got bigger, with a 13-episode order for Law & Order: Hate Crimes, from Dick Wolf and Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight. Series is based on New York’s Hate Crimes Task Force. “AsLaw & Order: SVU’ enters its remarkable 20thseason, it is exciting to get back into business with Dick Wolf on a new Law & Order incarnation that feels extremely timely,” said Lisa Katz, co-president of scripted programming, NBC Entertainment. “Considering that last year there was a double-digit rise in hate crimes in our 10 largest cities – the highest total in over a decade – it seemed like this topic is begging to be explored.”
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Dennie Gordon (Goliath) has been tapped to direct and exec produce three episodes of Amazon drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Series premiered August 31.
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Len Wiseman (The Gifted) will exec produce DC Universe drama Swamp Thing, as well as direct the first episode. Series from Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. TV is set to start streaming in 2019.
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Starz’ unscripted six-part series Warriors of Liberty City will be available on the Starz App and VOD platforms on Sunday, September 9,, one week ahead of its linear debut on September 16 at p. Each subsequent episode will be available across all digital and on-demand platforms one week prior to the linear airing. Warriors explores a marginalized neighborhood in Miami that is arguably the NFL’s most successful football factory.
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Family Feud launches its 20th season on Monday, September 10p. “Happy anniversary to one of the best gifts I’ve ever received, Family Feud,” said host Steve Harvey. “I’ve been here 9 of the 20 seasons and it has been the most fun I’ve had throughout my career.”
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Warner Bros. Television starts New York Comic Con on Wednesday, October 3, with the world premiere screening of the live-action dramatic adventure series Titans, which launches October 12 as the first original series for the new DC Universe digital subscription service.
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FarmHer returns to RFD-TV for season three on Friday, September 7 at 9:30p, with an episode featuring Budweiser Clydesdales and one of the women who trains them.
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Ellen DeGeneres’ stand-up special, Relatable, will premiere on Netflix December 18. It’s DeGeneres’ first stand-up special in 15 years. “I just all of a sudden was like, ‘I miss stand-up, I want to do it,’” she said on Tuesday’s season 16 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “So I made a deal with Netflix.”
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Freeform has expanded its annual spooky programming stunt from 13 nights to 31, with “31 Nights of Halloween.” The event will also be the exclusive TV home to the film Hocus Pocus, celebrating its 25th anniversary.
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Children of IFC employees spin the wheel in a special Back to School Bingo edition, during an airing of Billy Madison on Thursday, September 6 at 9p. Viewers can play along live during “Bingo Breaks” to win the prize of the week.
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CNBC doc Crisis on Wall Street: The Week that Shook the World offers an account of the most tumultuous days of the financial crisis of 2008. CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of best-seller “Too Big to Fail,” reports on Wednesday, September 112 at 10p.
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E! returns as the official multi-platform media partner of New York Fashion Week: The Shows. Coverage includes backstage access to the runways, red carpets, parties, and fashion collections across platforms (on-air, online and across mobile and social), as well as E!’s all-new series Model Squad. Two-week event runs Tuesday, September 4-Friday, September 14 at 8p.
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Gusto Worldwide Media confirmed today that eight original series and four specials will become available on Pluto TV, for access to 75 hours of Gusto original content: The Urban VegetarianSpencer’s BIG 30Flour PowerOne World KitchenCrate to PlateLicence to GrillCook Like a ChefWatts Up for the Holidays: Spencer’s Ultimate Christmas Recipes (1×60′); Spencer and Robert’s Game Day BuffetOne World Kitchen Bakes the Holidays; and One World Kitchen: Our Favourite Holiday Recipes.
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Estrella TV music awards show, Premios de la Radio, will be held in Mexico for the first time in its 19-year history. “I strongly believe that you can’t stop culture, music or talent with any immigration law or wall, and this is why we are trying to bring Mexican artists, who are beloved in the U.S., closer to Hispanic audiences here,” said Pepe Garza, radio programmer, Que Buena Radio and founder of Premios de la Radio. “We are committed to bringing our loyal viewers their favorite artists via television, and vice versa, we are also taking new and developing regional Mexican acts from the U.S. to Mexican audiences who are unable to come to the U.S. to see them.”
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An expanded edition of Discovery’s Expedition Unknown solves the mystery behind the missing pair of ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz”, tonight at 8p.
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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a new, multi-year deal with Nike that makes him one of the faces of the company’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign – tag line, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Kaepernick found himself out of a job after igniting a controversy in 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. In a mix of positive and negative mentions in the 24 hours after the news broke, there were over 2.7 million mentions of Nike, a 1400% increase versus the previous day, according to social media analysis from Talkwalker. Shares of NKE stock closed down more than 3% on Tuesday, while NFL EVP of communications and public affairs Jocelyn Moore said, “The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”
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Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) will star in Netflix drama The Witcher, based on the fantasy saga….Jacki Weaver (Blunt Talk) landed a co-starring role in upcoming  Epix drama Our Lady, LTD….Kali Rocha (Man With a  Plan) was promoted from recurring to series regular on season three of the CBS comedy.
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What will Facebook and Twitter have to say to lawmakers in D.C. today, during testimony about foreign operatives’ use of their services, and their influence on people’s thinking? “We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act. That’s on us,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, said in prepared testimony that was obtained by The New York Times. “We’re getting better at finding and combating our adversaries, from financially motivated troll farms to sophisticated military intelligence operations.” Twitter head Jack Dorsey posted, “Twitter is approaching these challenges with a simple question: How do we earn more trust from the people using our service? We know the way to earn more trust around how we make decisions on our platform is to be as transparent as possible.”
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The premiere of BBC thriller Bodyguard drew 10.4 million viewers and a 40.9% share, counting on demand viewing, the biggest new drama debut I the UK in 10 years.
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