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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/4/20)
A&E: What’s It Worth? (Premiere) at 9pm
A&E: Extreme Unboxing (Premiere) at 10pm
Bravo: Backyard Envy (Premiere) at 10pm
Food Network: Chopped Sweets (Premiere) at 10pm
Netflix: Mystery Lab (Premiere)
Facebook Watch: Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn (Finale) at 6am
ID: The Murder Tapes (Finale) at 10pm

MSNBC is tweaking its daily lineup, with Nicolle Wallace’s Deadline: White House expanding to two hours. Chuck Todd’s MTP Daily will move to 1p, and a 3p show will be anchored by foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin. Todd’s Meet the Press will expand into streaming, with a weekly program slated to launch in September. Todd will also anchor pre- and post-event programming for political news. The changes take place August 19, the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
(Source: Cynopsis)

News from National Geographic’s virtual TCA Summer Press Tour include the acquisition of docu-series City So Real, a portrait of contemporary Chicago that will include a newly-created fifth hour focused on stories during the pandemic and recent social unrest…Earth Day special event Secrets of the Whales will have James Cameron as executive producer and Sigourney Weaver as narrator…2021’s Shark Fest lineup will include Shark Beach (wt), featuring The Avengers star/environmentalist Chris Hemsworth…Specials Bin Laden’s Hard Drive, an analysis of Osama Bin Laden’s newly declassified personal files, premieres Thursday, September 10 at 9p; and Virus Hunters, chronicling the efforts of experts on the front lines to stop the next pandemic, debuts Sunday, November 1 at 9p. Jane Mun (Legendary) will serve as showrunner for new series Cesar’s Way, starring dog whisperer Cesar Millan. The hire comes as the company has committed to significantly increase diversity in the ranks of its showrunners, writers and filmmakers. “We still have much work to do with respect to diversity and inclusion and I look forward to sharing our specific plans in the coming months,” said Courteney Monroe, President of National Geographic Global Television Networks, at TCA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Only 50% of fans plan to view the same amount of NBA and MLB games as last year, while 67% plan to view about the same amount of NFL games when they return, according to research from Reach3 Insights. Seventy-five percent of respondents said they were worried about the safety of the players, but 65% in each sport group saying the leagues are doing the right things in terms of re-opening.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Bachelorette might really have its most shocking season ever if reports are to be believed that the dating show’s lead, Clare Crawley, will be replaced by Bachelor alum Tayshia Adams mid-season. According to Variety, there “is some validity” to rumors that Crawley fell in love with a contestant early on and refused to continue filming season 16. “It’s shaping up to be a very interesting season creatively,” a production insider told Variety.
(Source: Cynopsis)

GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke, will not be returning to ABC, said co-host Keke Palmer on Watch What Happens Live. The Good Morning America extension last aired a new episode in March, when it was replaced by Pandemic: What You Need to Know.
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HBO’s In Treatment is coming back – and traveling cross-country. The drama, which ran from 2008-2010, will return for a fourth season, moving to California from New York thanks to about $6 million in tax incentives. “We are very grateful for the relocation incentive and the opportunity to base more production in California,” said Production EVP Janet Graham Borba. “The state’s ongoing efforts to promote film and TV production have a very significant impact.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also lured to California by the state’s tax credit program is TBS anthology comedy Miracle Workers, moving from the Czech Republic. In Treatment and Miracle Workers will spend a combined $40 million on below-the-line wages and expenditures during their first seasons in California.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple inked a first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, covering TV projects and documentaries. Apple was already collaborating with Appian on feature Killers of the Flower Moon and thriller series Shining Girls.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime had to pivot when Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested a month before docu-series Surviving Jeffrey Epstein was set to premiere. The fourth hour of the series was refocused to update the story. “It was crazy timing, as we were coming to the finish line as the arrest happened,” said filmmaker Anne Sundberg during the net’s virtual TCA presentation. “We had a different form of conclusion. This story is not over.” The two-night event airs August 9 at 8p and August 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime extended its partnership with GMA’s Robin Roberts for four new movies under the Robin Roberts Presents banner. First up: biopic Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story, starring Danielle Brooks as the gospel singer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime is also expanding its Married at First Sight franchise with Married At First Sight: Unmatchables, featuring applicants that didn’t make the cut for the mother ship. “Each season we see so many amazing, complex and charming people that apply for the main show, but we simply can’t match everyone,” said Gena McCarthy, EVP Development and Programming Lifetime Unscripted. “Unmatchables allows these people a shot at love following our expert-led interventions and transformations.” As for Married at First Sight, the big kahuna was renewed for seasons 12-17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Studios renewed Hunters for a second season. The Amazon Prime Video conspiracy thriller stars Al Pacino as a Nazi hunter in 1977 New York.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fastest Cars in the Dirty South was renewed for season two by MotorTrend TV, and is slated to shift into gear in 1Q21. Season one became MotorTrend TV’s #2 series for M18-34, #4 series for P/M 25-54 and a top 10 series overall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Microsoft plans to pursue the acquisition ByteDance’s TikTok “in a matter of weeks,” following talks with President Trump, who had threatened to ban the app over national security concerns. “Microsoft appreciates the U.S. Government’s and President Trump’s personal involvement as it continues to develop strong security protections for the country,” said Microsoft. On Monday, Trump said he’ll ban video sharing on TikTok in the US on September 15 if Microsoft, or “a big company, a secure company, very American company” doesn’t close a deal “so that the Treasury of the United States gets a lot of money.”
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Four-network television event Planet Earth: A Celebration premieres Monday, August 31 at 8p across BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV and IFC. The special will premiere on the same day in the US, UK and China, highlighting eight of the most extraordinary sequences from BBCA’s Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, with new narration from Sir David Attenborough.
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Lifetime’s 2020 “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming block will feature 30 new movies and over 1200 hours of holiday programming, from mid-October through December. Among the films that have been greenlighted are The Christmas Set Up, the net’s first movie with a LGBTQ romance as the lead story, and A Suger & Spice Holiday, its first holiday movie centered on a Chinese-American family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alaskan Bush People returns for a new season on Discovery on Sunday, August 23 at 8p. This time around, the Wolfpack brave subzero temperatures to complete a dream cabin for the family before spring.
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HBO Max is launching the first batch of its stand-up comedy specials on Thursday, August 20. The Summer Festival programming binge includes shows from Rose Matafeo, Beth Stelling and Jame Veitch, as well as the HA Comedy Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon and WarnerMedia have extended Fire TV device users’ access to the HBO app, rebranded from HBO Now as of August 1. HBO Max remains unavailable to Fire TV and Roku users, though Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last week expressed optimism about a deal being reached.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WXTV Univision 41 was the No. 1 station in New York in the July sweep in primetime among Total Viewers 2+, A18-49 and A25-54, regardless of language. In less than a year, WXTV’s 11p newscast Solo a las Once (Only at Eleven) has become No. 1 in the market among A18-49, regardless of language, and No. 2 with A18-34 and A25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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