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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/19/18)
E!: Total Divas (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD NETWORK: Big Food Truck Tip (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: The Amazing Human Body (Premiere) at 8pm
VH1: Black Ink Crew (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: MasterChef (Finale) at 8pm
NBC: America’s Got Talent (Finale) at 8pm
USA: The Sinner (Finale) at 10pm
VH1: Black Ink Crew: Chicago (Finale) at 8pm

Julie Chen is leaving her post on CBS daytimer The Talk. In a taped message on yesterday’s show, just over a week after her husband, CBS CEO Les Moonves, exited the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct, Chen said she was leaving to spend more time with Moonves and their young son. Chen thanked her co-hosts, crew and viewers, adding, “I know this show and the sisterhood it stands for will continue for many, many years to come.”
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In a statement, CBS said, “For eight seasons, Julie Chen has co-hosted The Talk with incredible energy, grace and professionalism.…All of us here have tremendous appreciation for the dedication and passion she brought to the show every day and for her generous role as an ambassador for CBS Daytime. We are grateful for her many other contributions, respect her decision and wish Julie all the best in everything she does.” Chen will remain as host of CBS’s Big Brother, which has its finale next week.
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Each of the television stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company will devote 100 minutes within their newscasts each week to political coverage, said the company, with programming ranging from one-on-one candidate interviews to in-depth pieces. In addition, Scripps has renewed its Sunday political news show The Race, which debuted during the 2016 election season.
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Paramount Network “is a $400 million business and next year will be a $600 million business, going from nine series on air to sixteen,” said Viacom head Bob Bakish at the Royal Television Society London Conference. What Bakish doesn’t foresee is creating another Netflix. “We see that space as becoming crowded and quite capital-intensive,” noted Bakish. “At the same time, we see a great opportunity to grow through this ad D2C business and through the studio production business, where people all around the world are looking for content in the episodic space, in the film space, in the shorter space.”
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At the same UK conference, Georgia Brown, director of European originals at Amazon, said the online giant is eager to work with public broadcasters. “We’re very involved in the British broadcasting industry,” said Brown. “We’re not here to step on toes. We’re relying on producers to come to us.” Earlier, BBC director general Tony Hall suggested streamers like Amazon and Netflix should be taxed and regulated.
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In her new book, Full Disclosure, Stormy Daniels claims when she had her alleged fling with Donald Trump, he said he’d get her on his NBC reality show, The Apprentice, and offered to help her cheat. “We’ll figure out a way to get you the challenges beforehand,” Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) says in the tell-all. Trump has denied having a relationship with Daniels.
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Netflix is partnering with Nickelodeon to produce a live-action series based on Nick’s 2005-2008 animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The original’s creators, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, are onboard as exec producers and showrunners.
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A miniseries based on former FBI director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, is in the works at CBS Television Studios, reports Deadline. Project comes from CBS Studios-based Secret Hideout and The Story Factory, to be written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s Unearthed returns with ten new episodes starting Tuesday, October 2 at 10p. Among the sites explored this go-round are Egypt’s Bent Pyramid, the lost city of Tikal, and Pompeii.
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BBC One hit Bodyguard launches on Netflix Wednesday, October 24. The streamer partnered on the production via its co-licensing model. The terror thriller premiered in the UK with a 40.9% share.
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Fox Business Network will debut a new primetime lineup on October 15, moving FBN’s Trish Regan to the 8p timeslot as the host of a new program, Trish Regan Primetime. Charles Payne’s Making Money will move from 6p to Business Day, replacing Regan’s current program, The Intelligence Report at 2p. Liz Claman will continue anchoring Countdown to the Closing Bell at 3p.
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David Schwimmer (Friends) will guest as Noah, a curmudgeonly man Grace follows on Twitter, on the season two premiere of NBC’s Will & Grace revival on Thursday, October 4 at 9p.
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Give Us This Day airs on AT&T Audience on Thursday, November 8 at 10p. Feature-length doc tracks a year in the Illinois community with the highest homicide rate In the country.
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Velocity and Discovery are gearing up for the 11th annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction starting Thursday, September 27 at 3p, when coverage kicks off on Velocity with seven straight hours. Auction action resumes on Velocity on Friday, September 28 at 3p, then moves to Discovery Channel for two hours at 3p on Saturday, September 29 before wrapping up on Velocity for five more hours beginning at 5p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NOVA Addiction explains the science of addiction, and explores ways to address the drug crisis on Wednesday, October 17 at 9p on PBS (check local listings).
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TLC joins Redbook magazine and Love Is Louder for its second annual Give a Little Awards, an extension of the net’s national multiplatform campaign aimed at empowering people to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Say Yes to the DressRandy Fenoli hosts the event tomorrow night in NYC.
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Suze Orman at The Apollo: Women and Money premieres on OWN Monday, October 1 at 8p. Orman’s sold-out appearance in Harlem, where she offered advice for achieving financial freedom, took place September 15.
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YouTube launched a new destination for video gamers, with personalized content based on a user’s favorite games, integrating content from video game channels they already subscribe to. The YouTube Gaming app will be phased out by March 2019. “We have a strong and vibrant audience on the YouTube Gaming app, but the amount of gamers we are able to reach is far bigger on YouTube,” said YouTube director of product management Christina Chen in a blog post. “After all, YouTube is where more than 200 million gamers come to engage with your favorite games and creators every day, watching over 50 billion hours of gaming content in the last 12 months alone.”
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Sisters Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey and Luka Sabbat have been upped to series regulars for season two of Freeform’s grown-ish. Diggy Simmons will return in a recurring role.
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E!’s Live from the Red Carpet multi platform coverage of the 2018 Emmys Monday delivered 40 million total engagements across TV, digital and social platforms, +10% vs. last year.  On social, E!’s coverage ranked #1 across all platforms; E!’s Instagram videos/stories helped lead the way with 12 million engagements.
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Monday’s Emmys on NBC hit an all-time viewer low of 10.17 million, according to Nielsen, down from 11.38 million on CBS last year. Among A18-49, the show earned a flat 2.4/12.
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Sunday’s Season 6 finale of Mira Quien Baila on Univision averaged 1.5 million Total Viewers 2+, 537,000 A18-49, 243,000 A18-34 and 294,000 Persons 12-34.
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As markets reacted to international trade discussions the week of September 10, Fox Business Network’s Business Day delivered 214,000 viewers. In Total Day, FBN drew154,000 viewers.
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Syndicated Live With Kelly and Ryan got the franchise’s 31st season off to a solid start the week of September 3, scoring a six-week high 2.1 Live+SD rating for its premiere, up 11% from the week prior. The season 16 launch of Ellen DeGeneres on September 4 hit 2.0, up 25%, and the season two debut of Steve had a 27% lift, to 1.4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In its first three-hour telecast, Telemundo’s Exatlon had its highest Sunday performance to date, drawing 552,000 viewers A18-49.
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Thursday’s Bossip on WE tv saw a ratings rise all key demos compared the prior week, growing 83% among W25-54, 75% among W18-49, 64% among A25-54 and 70% among Total Viewers in Live +3 viewing.
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Hallmark Channel’s Saturday, September 15 original movie premiere of Love in Design averaged a 2.2 Household rating, 2.2 million Total Viewers, and 361,000 W25-54, ranking as the #1 most-watched non-sports program of the day among Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UniMas‘ adventure teality competition Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema delivered an average audience of 337,000 among Total Viewers 2+, 166,000 A18-49 and 68,000 A18-34 last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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