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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 9/25/18)
CBS: NCIS (Premiere) at 8pm
CBS: FBI (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: NCIS: New Orleans (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: The Gifted (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Lethal Weapon (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Mr. Inbetween (Premiere) at 11:25pm
NBC: This Is Us (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: New Amsterdam (Premiere) at 10pm
TELEMUNDO: El Recluso (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Holmes & Holmes (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Strange Evidence (Finale) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: The Planets and Beyond (Finale) at 10pm

Robert Greenblatt is stepping down as chairman of NBC Entertainment. “As much as I’d like him to stay – he is ready to embark on a new challenge,” said NBCU president and CEO Steve Burke in a memo to staff. Greenblatt’s replacements keep it all in the Comcast family: George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy will serve as co-chairmen. Cheeks was most recently co-president, Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios and president, late night programming, while Telegdy was president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment. “Having worked closely with George and Paul for years, I’m very confident that their creative instincts, talent relationships and business skills make them the perfect partners for the job,” said Burke. “Both executives are beloved by their teams and extremely well-respected by the entire industry.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Greenblatt, who will consult with his successors, said in his own note to staff that his decision to step down after eight years with NBC came “with very mixed feelings.” He offered high praise for network management, including Cheeks and Telegdy, “two of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tamron Hall’s syndicated daytime talk show has cleared on the ABC Owned TV Stations for fall 2019. The clearance represents 23% of USA households. “Having grown up professionally as a local news reporter and anchor, I know that it’s vital to tell stories that reflect local communities,” said Hall. “I couldn’t be more humbled to return to daytime television backed by such a phenomenal team at an iconic company.” Hall’s daytime experience includes being co-anchor of Today’s third hour from 2014-2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Arts net Ovation TV has taken the reins of interview series Inside The Actors Studio from Bravo. Episodes are slated to launch in the fall of 2019 without series creator, original host and executive producer James Lipton. Rotating guest hosts are in consideration now by the network and The Actors Studio. “It’s very gratifying to see the legacy of Inside The Actors Studio being carried forward for a new generation to appreciate and enjoy,” said Lipton. “I made a vow early on that we would not deal in gossip – only in craft, and Ovation, as a network dedicated to the arts, will continue that tradition with the next seasons of the series.”For its part, Bravo said of Lipton’s retirement, “Now that there will be a new host, we felt it was time t close this chapter and pass the baton.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s Game of Thrones maybe heading into its eighth and final season, but fans could be engaging with the show long after it wraps. HBO is converting filming locations in Northern Ireland into tourist attractions, tentatively scheduled to open in 2019, that will feature sets, costumes and other production materials. And watch out, Disneyland – the net is thinking big, promising attractions “on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bill Cosby, found guilty in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, is expected to be sentenced today in Pennsylvania. While the charges carry a possible sentence of 30 years, state guidelines call for jail time of between 22 to 34 months for the disgraced 81-year-old Cosby Show star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Final voting for the E! People’s Choice Awards is underway now, in 43 categories including Revival Show and Bingeworthy Show, along with the usual comedy and drama entries. Winners will be announced during the awards show airing Sunday, November 11 at 9p, preceded, of course, by an E! red carpet special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access gave a straight-to-series order for Why Women Kill, from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives). Dark comedy exploring the lives of three women living in different eras who are dealing with betrayal will be produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer and writer Roger Ross Williams and Pilgrim Media Group are partnering on a new documentary series, High on the Hogchronicling African-American history through the lens of food. Project is based on the book High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America by food historian and prolific author Dr. Jessica B. Harris.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One announced that production is underway in Atlanta for original movie Deadly Dispatch, starring Tamala Jones (Castle), Dominique Perry (Insecure) and Rapper Killer Mike (Baby Driver). Film is slated to premiere in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Halle Berry and Lena Waithe will exec produce BET’s 10-episode adaptation of Boomerang, based on the 1992 film that featured Berry. “We wanted to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation,” said Waithe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Now that Zoe Kravtiz (Big Little Lies) is set to star in and exec produce High Fidelity, inspired by the 1995 novel, the project has landed a a 10-episode order from Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek returns for season five with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, January 16 at 10p, following a special holiday episode premiering Wednesday, December 19 at 10p. Pop TV released seasons 1-4 on Pop Now for iOS, Android and Roku devices.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Music docu-series ReMastered, investigating events in the lives of artists like Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Sam Cook, premieres on Netflix Friday, October 12. New episodes will debut monthly.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mighty Ships returns to Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, September 30 at 9p, with more tales of colossal maritime wonders.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday lineup kicks off November 21, with more hours of holiday programming, and original movies starring familiar faces like Toni BraxtonMelissa Joan Hart, Megan HiltyTia Mowry-Hardict, Sarah Drew and Vanessa Lachey, among others. “By stacking our originals with beloved stars from some of the most iconic television shows we grew up with, we are tapping into the nostalgic feelings of familiarity and comfort that everyone wants for the holidays,” said TanyaLopez, EVP, movies, limited series and original movie acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN. The net will premiere 14 new originals as well as nine acquired movies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Superheroes collide on Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes on Monday, October 8 at 6:30p. In the special, K.O. runs into Ben 10’s Ben, Steven Universe’s Garnet and Teen Titans Go!’s Raven, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Real Housewives Awards will return for a fifth year, with viewers voting now through October 28 on categories like Most Memorable Wig, Best Shade and Most Iconic Moment. Winners will be revealed on Monday October 29 at 11p on a special episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TCM is bringing back The TCM Classic Cruise, which last set sail in 2016, as part of its 25thanniversary celebration. Travelers on the October 2019 voyage will have access to a variety of TCM-themed events and activities, including appearances by stars and film experts, Q&A sessions, trivia games and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple’s acquisition of Shazam is complete, and the music recognition service will soon be available to consumers ad-free.“Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere,” said Apple music VP Oliver Schusser. “With a shared love of music and innovation, we are thrilled to bring our teams together.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Snapchat is slowly rolling out a shopping feature that lets users identify products by capturing them with their phone’s camera. A display card will offer info on the product, then users can tap on the card to open the Amazon app and place their order. “Snapchat has always been the fastest way to communicate, and now it’s the fastest way to shop!” said the company in a blog post.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Roku introduced devices on Monday that offer better audio and video quality. Among them: the Roku Premiere, a $40 4K streaming adapter, which incorporates a 4-core processor to allow for 4K and HDR streaming, and $200 Roku TV Wireless Speakers, custom made for Roku TVs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SiriusXM announced that – pending antitrust review – it is buying struggling music streaming service Pandora in a deal valued at $3.5 billion, after acquiring a stake in it last summer. The acquisition allows the radio company to expand its service into homes and other areas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Matt Borlenghi was upped to recurring on YouTube’s Cobra Kai, as pawn shop owner Lyle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The football-fueled season two debut of Fox’s 9-1-1 drew a series high 2.2 among A18-49 and 8.47 million viewers on Sunday, up 22% in the demo and 25% in viewers versus the season one premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season one finale of UK hit Bodyguard delivered an average 10.4 million viewers and 47.9% share to BBC One. U.S. viewers can see what all the fuss is about when the series launches on Netflix October 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The move to Sundays paid off for INSP’s The Cowboy Way, which set a record on September 16 with a best-yet average .374 Live+3 Nielsen rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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