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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 9/11/18)
BRAVO: Flipping Out (Premiere) at 10:15pm
PBS: The Great American Read (Premiere) at 8pm
TELEMUNDO: Falsa Identitad (Premiere) at 9pm
Z LIVING: The Urban Vegetarian (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Bachelor In Paradise (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: Rattled (Finale) at 10pm
TRU TV: Hack My Life (Finale) at 10:30pm

The day after Les Moonves stepped down as CEO of CBS amid allegations of sexual misconduct, acting CEO (and former COO) Joe Ianniello sent a memo to staff saying, “at the at the core of any company is its culture. And never has it been more important for us to make it abundantly clear that CBS has a steadfast commitment to diversity, inclusion and a safe and positive working environment.” Ianniello also pointed to the strength of CBS’s businesses, saying, “Time and again, we have developed and executed strategies that capitalize on our unique and advantageous position, and what’s most exciting is that we are still in the early innings of that process.” CBS stock was down over 3.5% in early trading on Monday, but recovered enough to close down 1.5%.
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CBS’s board has set aside $120 million in severance for Moonves if investigations into the allegations against him do not turn up evidence that would give the company cause to fire him, according to papers filed with the SEC. That’s after CBS deducted $20 million for donations Moonves and the company will make to organizations supporting equality for women in the workplace, and the #MeToo movement. Moonves has agreed to “perform advisory services” for CBS for one year to assure a smooth transition.
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Monday’s season nine premiere of CBS daytimer The Talk went on without co-host Julie Chen, aka Mrs. Les Moonves. “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” said Chen in a statement. “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.”
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Among the six new board members at CBS Corp. is Richard Parsons, former chairman and CEO of Time Warner and co-founder and partner of Imagination Capital, along with three women, doubling the number of female directors to six. The new board members are part of the settlement with National Amusements Inc. that includes NAI’s assurance that it won’t pursue a merger between CBS and another of its companies, Viacom, for at least two years.
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Despite the push for diversity on television, a new study from MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition, “Terrorists and Tyrants: Middle Eastern and North African Actors in Prime Time and Streaming Television,” shows that MENA actors largely play stereotypical terrorists and tyrants. And while 3.2% of the American population is from the Middle East and North Africa, there are only 1% of MENA actors on regular roles on TV. “Most people thought the push for diversity would create an uptick in roles, but the opposite happened,” said Azita Ghanizada, founder of MAAC. “I discovered that MENA performers were counted as Caucasian and unable to fill diverse hiring quotas. This hole in Hollywood’s inclusion practices led to devolving portrayals for many MENA performers. If we weren’t willing to be marginalized and reinforce dangerous stereotypes, our ability to work dramatically decreased.”
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NBC gave a script commitment plus penalty to comedy Brotherly Love, from the NBA’s Ben Simmons and superstar LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment, and Kourtney Kang (Fresh Off the Boat). Series is based on the multi-ethnic family life of Simmons.
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The Cove is in development at CW, following estranged sisters who find secrets at the Caribbean resort they return to after their father’s death. Family adventure drama comes from The Vampire DiariesChad Fiveash and James Stoteraux Robert ZemeckisCompari Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
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Haunted Live, Travel Channel’s first weekly live series, premieres Friday, September 14 at 10p. The Tennessee Wraith Chasers start off in a 19th century house they suspect contains the ghosts of soldiers who died while there in hiding.
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New food series The Urban Vegetarian premieres on Z Living tonight at 8p. Dietician, author and self-proclaimed “food nerd at heart” Desiree Nielsen hosts.
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Ten-episode scripted series Queen America, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, launches on Facebook Watch on Wednesday, November 21. Additional cast includes Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Jennifer Westfeldt (Younger), Victoria Justice (Victorious), Teagle Bougere (A Night at the Museum), Rana Roy (Life Sentence), Isabella Amara (Wilson), Molly Price (Bloodline) and Megan West (This is Us).
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A new season of Alaska the Last Frontier launches on Discovery on Sunday, October 7 at 9p, with the Kilcher family celebrating warmer weather, and singer/songwriter Jewel returning with her son.
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CBS’s Let’s Make a Deal is back for season ten on Monday, September 17 with fan favorite “Zonk Redemption” super-sized from one episode to a week-long event, with formerly “zonked” traders from past seasons given another chance to win – or lose.
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The lineup for the ninth season of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, ABC’s Saturday morning programming block, will include new addition The Great Dr. Scott, following a vet and his family-run clinic.
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The Office will have a new home starting January 1, when the comedy joins Will & Grace and Frasier as part of Cozi TV’s primetime comedy lineup.
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Now through Halloween, AMC Networks’ streaming service Shudder will premiere a new scary movie every week. Shudder original Revenge will be available starting September 13.
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Ralph Lauren, Robert Redford and supermodel Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend will among those featured on Sunday’s Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning on Friday, September 14 at 8p. Jane Pauley will anchor the one-hour special.
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The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8p on CBS.
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The complete lineup for this year’s PaleyFest NY includes OutlanderThe Walking Dead, Drunk History, David Tennant Talks Doctor Who, Good Omens, and Much More, Documentary Now!, Sunday Morning, Murphy Brown: A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English, Shark Tank, The Good Fight, The Conners, and Top Chef. Festival takes place October 5-18.
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Univision is offering a mash-up of sports and dramedy tonight. On the west coast, a live broadcast of the international soccer match between U.S. and Mexico at 6p will followed by the premiere of Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia (My Husband Has More Family) at 8p, while East coast viewers will be see the dramedy premiere at 8p, followed by the live soccer match at 9p.
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Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life of Burt Reynolds, who died September 6 at age 82, with a six-film tribute on Wednesday, December 26. First up: 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit at 8p.
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Former VP Joe Biden is set to host ATTN: series Here’s the Deal. Ten-part short form political show premieres tomorrow on IGTV, with episodes landing on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after a 24-hour window. Biden promises “Not complicated policy wonk language or confusing acronyms, just facts” on issues like health care, jobs and gun violence, ahead of the midterm elections.
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The 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, celebrating diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers, unveiled six original short films, pilots and webisodes as this year’s finalists, chosen from over 3400 submissions. A festival record number of submissions came from women. Screening and awards ceremony takes place October 24 at the Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood.
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Facebook advertisers can now review the list of publishers monetizing content through Instant Articles and in-stream videos, and block publishers they want to avoid, as part of an effort to increase brand safety. “The people and businesses that use Facebook deserve a safe environment to share and connect,” said Facebook VP of global marketing Carolyn Everson on Monday. “We’ve been working with advertisers to build more controls and we’re taking another step forward today.”
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ABC Talent and Casting’s annual ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition is live now through Monday, September 24. The competition aims to discover and champion actors who may not have had the opportunity to be seen yet by a team of professional casting executives; winner gets a $25,000 talent deal with ABC. A separate UK talent contest is also underway.
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ABC talker The View is now available as a podcast. Each episode will be available by 4p on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify, Stitcher and the ABC News app.
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NBC’s The Voice will debut its first companion series, 10-part Comeback Stage, for its upcoming 15th season. Singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini will serve as the companion series’ “fifth coach,” mentoring six artists who auditioned but didn’t make a team. The Comeback Stage will air on platforms including YouTube, The Voice Official app, IGTV, Facebook and NBC.com.
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Apple is reaching out to newspapers like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post about contributing stories to Texture, the magazine app it bought in March, reports Recode.net. Texture subscribers can read an unlimited number of stories from magazines for $10/month.
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David Lambert will reprise his The Fosters role as a guest star on Freeform spinoff, Good Trouble.
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FX outlaw biker drama Mayans M.C. premiered to the best ratings of any new cable series this year in every major demo, including A25-54 (2.8 million), A18-49 (2.5 million) and A18-34 (1 million).
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CBS Sports’ Week 1 coverage of The NFL on CBS on Sunday scored its best opening NFL singleheader rating in three years, earning an average overnight household rating/share of 10.6/22, up +23% from last year (8.6/18) in the metered markets.
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Opposite NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the Miss America Competition on ABC delivered 4.3 million viewers and .7/3 among A18-49, down 19% in viewers and 36% in the demo, but ranking #1 across all key Women demos.
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The series premiere of ID’s Twisted Sisters averaged nearly 1.5 million viewers P2+ in delivery for the premiere episode on Labor Day, and reached a combined 3.5 million unique P2+ viewers when including the encore airing in late night. The episode ranks as the #1 Primetime telecast on ID for 3Q18 to-date in W25-54 delivery and rating.
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MEGA MILLIONS
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