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ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 7/20/20)
A&E: Hoarders (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: Intervention (Premiere) at 10pm
ACORN TV: Mount Pleasant (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: All-Star Best Thing I Ever Ate (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Hometown Homicide: Local Mysteries (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: When Sharks Attack (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: POV (Premiere) at 9pm
UNIVISION: Vencer el Miedo (Premiere) at 7pm
DIY: Maine Cabin Masters (Finale) at 9pm

MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show drew 5.2 million viewers for its interview with presidential niece Mary Trump. It was the news show’s highest-rated hour ever, the network’s most-watched regularly scheduled show in history, and the top show on broadcast and cable.
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AMC Networks streaming service AMC+ is being offered to Dish and Sling TV customers. “This new bundle, available for the first time to Dish and Sling TV customers, was designed to offer fans of our programming greater choice and an enhanced customer experience, as we work with Dish and Sling TV to embrace the new ways in which viewers consume content today,” said Josh Reader, President of Distribution and Development at AMC Networks. AMC+ offers an array of programming from AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, Shudder andIFC Films Unlimited.
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The launch of Nick Cannon’s syndicated talk show, scheduled for October 5, has been delayed following backlash over anti-Semitic comments Cannon made on his podcast. While ViacomCBS cut ties with the Wild ‘N Out creator, a lengthy apology prompted Fox to announce Cannon would stay on as host of The Masked Singer. Debmar-Mercury landed somewhere in the middle, saying of their talker, “The Nick Cannon Talk Show will not debut this year. After conversations with Nick, we do believe that his public comments don’t reflect his true feelings and his apology is heartfelt & sincere….We are standing by Nick in our hope that by fall 2021 he will be able to use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten & unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show.” On Saturday, Cannon mourned the death by suicide of rapper Ryan Bowers with the troubling tweet, “After waking up & barely rising form my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet, this powerful warrior actually had the balls to do it.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facing criticism after announcing a 2020 holiday movie lineup that does not include lead queer characters, Hallmark Channel said diversity and inclusion is a priority. The company will make “some exciting programming announcements in the coming months, including announcements about projects featuring LGBTQ storylines, characters, and actors,” said a network spokesperson.
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Tamar Braxton (Braxton Family Values) was hospitalized after being found unresponsive at her residence in LA on Thursday night. “Tamar Braxton has been part of the WE tv family for nearly a decade. We are keeping her and her family in our thoughts and prayers and joining with her fans sending strength and healing at this difficult time,” said the network, which last week announced the July 30 premiere of docu-series Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grantchester was renewed for season six by PBS Masterpiece and UK’s ITV. The detective drama’s season five finale aired Sunday.
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Jeremy Roenick is suing NBC Sports for wrongful termination. The hockey analyst was let go after he joked on podcast Spittin’ Chiclets that he hoped to “go to bed” with his wife and coworker Kathryn Tappen. The lawsuit describes similar comments made by former Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir that were not punished; Roenick, who claims he was told Weir “is gay and can say whatever,” alleges he was fired “because of his sex and sexual orientation,” as well as his support for President Trump.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network canceled drama Briarpatch after one season – but the show’s producer, UCP, is still in business with writer/exec producer Andrew Greenwald. “I just signed a new deal with the studio and I have a bunch of pots on a number of burners,” said Greenwald on social media. Greenwald also noted if people keeping checking out Briarpatch on demand, “anything’s possible – especially for an anthology series as weird as this one.”
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Netflix is spending about $200 million for action thriller The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame) are directing, with AGBO’s Russo Brothers and Mike Larocca producing, along with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of HGTV’s Christina on the Coast will start production in late August, and is expected to premiere in spring 2021. The series was a top 5 cable series this year among P25-54, W25-54, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54 and upscale M25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vanderpump Dogs, a spin-off of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, will air in NBCU streaming service Peacock. The shows was teased during NBC’s 30 Rock special last week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laura Benanti (Supergirl) jumped to Fox drama pilot Big Leap, playing the VP of a car company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) will star in and executive produce limited series Brujo, inspired by the true story of serial killer Adolfo Constanzo, reports Variety. The project comes from Legendary Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The American Music Awards return to ABC on Sunday, November 22 at 8p. The 2019 show grew over the previous year’s broadcast in total viewers (6.7 million) and delivered ABC’s biggest entertainment audience among A18-49 on Sunday night since the Oscars nine months prior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel is celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission with a special line-up of programming featuring NASA. Space programming begins today at 9a with NASA’s Greatest Missions: The Secret History.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch was Tuesday’s #1 Primetime telecast across all of TV among M25-54, with P25-54 ratings up +19% in Live+3 Nielsens vs. the prior week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Wednesday’s Guy’s Grocery Games premiere on Food Network was the series’ highest-rated in more than two years, delivering a 0.80 P25-53 Live+3 rating and growing its timeslot 38% above year-ago benchmarks.
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OWN’s Greenleaf delivered 1,977,000 P2+ in Live+3 numbers on Tuesday, 7% above the prior week to mark the show’s most-watched episode since 2018. It was the night’s #1 cable telecast among W25-54 and W18-49 and the #1 telecast of the entire week on all of TV among African-American W25-54, W18-49, W18+, Households, and P2+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actress Phyllis Somerville died on July 16. She was 76. Somerville’s numerous television credits include The Big C, NYPD Blue, The Good Wife, and Night Shift.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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