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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 9/16/18)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards at 6pm
NBC: 70th Annual Emmy Awards Arrivals Special at 7:30pm
NBC: 70th Annual Emmy Awards at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Diesel Brothers: Trucked Out (Premiere) at 8pm
NICKELODEON: Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Premiere) at 6:30pm
CBS: Salvation (Finale) at 9pm
CBS: Elementary (Finale) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Diesel Brothers (Finale) at 10pm
FOOD: Kids Baking Championship (Finale) at 9pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Sacred Sites (Finale) at 8pm

This Is Us star Mandy Moore signed a two-year production deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind her NBC hit drama. Moore is set to develop and produce new projects for broadcast, cable and streaming through her newly launched company, which is currently working to find material and explore ideas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ITV officially put in a bid for Black Mirror and Endemol Shine, producer of Big Brother. If the company acquires Endemol Shine, it would bring together global formats like ITV’s Love Island and Netflix’s Queer Eye with Endemol Shine’s library of entertainment hits.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Golden Globe Awards are staying put at NBC. The network, which has aired the ceremony for the past 23 years, signed a new eight-year deal with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, after refusing in initial negotiations to agree to a hefty fee increase. The deal starts with the upcoming Sunday, January 6, 2019 telecast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are heading back to the boxing ring later this year.  Mayweather announced the news on Instagram on Saturday, saying, “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way.”  The pair’s last fight was in May 2015 and generated 4.6 million PPV buys and over $400 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel’s unaired FOX sitcom, Us & Them, originally slated for the 2013-2014 broadcast season, has gotten a new lease on life. All seven episodes of the series are being released on Sony Crackle and will be available to stream beginning Monday, October 1. The romantic comedy was originally shelved by FOX  because the network was unhappy with the scripts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX News Channel’s Chris Wallace was awarded the “Tex” McCrary Award for Journalism by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society at this year’s annual event, held at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Dahlgren Hall in Annapolis, MD. Over 40 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients were in attendance with their families.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live with Kelly and Ryan ended its week of trying to set Guinness World Records with a special one: Executive producer Michael Gelman holds the title of Most Morning Talk Show Episodes Produced for a Single Talk Show. The EP officially set the record on Wednesday, September 12 with his 7,534 episode, but Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest surprised him with the news on Friday’s show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Will a jolt of Saturday Night Live, with producer Lorne Michaels and Weekend Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost as co-hosts, enliven the Emmys? “The SNL imprimatur and the hosts should net a rise in younger viewers,” says a longtime TV exec and author Jim McKairnes. “There’s a bit more of the ‘I wonder what will happen’ buzz for this year’s broadcasts, given SNL’s aptitude for poking the current-events bear.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX gave a script commitment plus penalty to Triage. The hourlong medical drama hails from Grey’s Anatomy executive producer-writer Zoanne Clack, Sonar Entertainment, OutEast Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios. Per the pact’s terms, he’ll create and develop original television projects for premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney star and United Nations youth champion Monique Coleman (High School Musical) brings GimmeMo’ to Discovery Life on Wednesday, October 3 at 8a. The actress will host the weekly docuseries that explores the social and emotional issues that impact youths.
(Source: Cynopsis)

General Hospital’s Jackyln Zeman and celebrity chef and lifestyle guru Jamie Laurita are set to co-host Make This Place Your Home, debuting Saturday, September 29 at 9a on TLC. The half hour series focuses on new and innovative products for every area of the home, indoors and out.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BYUtv’s Relative Race returns for a fourth season on Sunday, September 16 at 9p. Show follows four teams on a 10-day journey across the U.S. to find unknown relatives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media’s Criminal Confessions, from EP Dick Wolf, returns for a new season of unsolved murders and shocking revelations on Saturday, October 6 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sitcoms Married with Children and The Steve Harvey Show are joining getTV’s lineup. Married with Children bows Monday, September 17 and will air Monday through Friday at 9a, 8p and 1a. The Steve Harvey Show debuts Monday, October 1 and will air Monday through Friday at 8a and 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Secrets of the Dead: The Woman in the Iron Coffin bows Wednesday, October 3 at 10p on PBS(check local listings). Series tells the story of a young African American woman in a New York neighborhood, who died in the first half of the 19th century.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire) was tapped to lead P-Town, the Starz drama that touches on the opioid epidemic…Telenovela alum Jencarlos Canela nabbed a recurring role on ABC’s Grand Hotel Maya Lynne Robinson joins ABC’s The Conners as a series regular… Neal McDonough (Legends of Tomorrow) will recur on Season 2 of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone… Newcomer Jay Reeves landed a recurring role on The CW’s upcoming drama, All AmericanBarry Sloane (Six, Revenge) landed a recurring role on Charter’s Spectrum 13-episode series, L.A.’s Finest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grimm alum Elizabeth Tulloch will play Lois Lane in The CW’s Arrowverse DC/WBTV crossover, while Cassandra Jean Amell has nabbed the role of supervillain Nora Fries. The three-night event kicks off on Sunday December 9 at 8p with The Flash, followed by Arrow on Monday, December 10 at 8p and Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ted Levine will star opposite Kirsten Dunst in YouTube Premium’s dark comedy, On Becoming A God In Central Florida, according to Deadline. Also cast as series regulars: Mel Rodriguez (Getting On, The Last Man On Earth) and Beth Ditto, lead singer of Gossip, with Usman Ally (Veep) set to recur… Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) will voice a characetr in the gen:Lock anime series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Networks launched DC Universe on Saturday. The streaming site provides superhero fans with access to new TV shows, digital comics, fan forums, merch and an archive of vintage movies and television shows for a fee of $7.99 a month. Titans, a new live-action series featuring a team of young superheroes led by Batman’s sidekick, Robin, bows Friday, October 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With pressure intensifying to solve its fake news problem, Facebook is expanding its efforts to “fact check” photos and videos. Their coordinated efforts are comprised of partnerships with 27 third-party fact checkers in 17 countries worldwide. “To date, most of our fact-checking partners have focused on reviewing articles,” said Facebook product manager Antonia Woodford said in a blog post, noting that the expanded effort “will help us identify and take action against more types of misinformation faster.” Facebook built a machine-learning model that uses assorted engagement signals, including user feedback, to identify potentially false photos and video. After AI does its part, Facebook sends suspicious photos and videos to fact-checkers for review. Meanwhile, human fact-checkers can also flag content on their own.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Property Brothers delivered a .75 Live+SD rating among viewers 25-54 on Wednesday, September 12 from 9-10p, the series highest rated premiere episode since February 2017. The ep delivered a 20%-ratings increase year-over-year in the timeslot among viewers 25-54 and was also a Top 5 cable program among this demo in its timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Sunday, September 9 premiere of FOX’s new comedy, Rel, posted a 2.0/8 Live+3D rating, launching as the week’s top scripted series and the night’s #1-tie entertainment program. Rel grew to 6.1 million viewers in 3-Days multi-platform, delivering the network’s most-watched and highest rated comedy debut since The Mick on January 1, 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Donat, best known for his role as Agent Fox Mulder’s father on The X Files, died on September 10 at his California home from complications of diabetes. He was 90.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thaddeus Q. Mumford, a TV writer-producer who worked on MASH, The Electric Company and Blue’s Clues, died on September 6 at his father’s home in Silver Spring, MD. He was 67.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
The Predator (2018) – $24 million
The Nun – $18.2 million
A Simple Favor – $$16.1 million
White Boy Rick – $8.8 million
Crazy Rich Asians – $8.7 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

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