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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/11/20)
COOKING CHANNEL: Man V. Food at 9pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Eddie Eats America at 10pm
HBO: Hard Knocks: Los Angeles at 10pm
HISTORY: America’s Book of Secrets: Special Edition at 9pm
NAT. GEO: Lost Treasures of Egypt at 8pm
NAT. GEO: Ancient China From Above at 10pm
TLC: Doubing Down with the Derricos at 10pm
CW: DC’s Stargirl (Finale) at 8pm
HGTV: Good Bones: Down to the Studs (Finale) at 8pm
OWN: Greenleaf (Finale) at 9pm

Peacock is launching a weekly topical late-night block, set to launch in September. The Amber Ruffin Show stars Ruffin, a writer/performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers. “Having a late-night show on Peacock is so exciting!” she said. “We can’t wait to write sketches, songs and jokes about this terrible time we call now!”. Former Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore, who has an overall production deal with Universal TV, will make his return to late night with Untitled Larry Wilmore Show (wt).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Television Studios is rebranding its three studios, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 TV Studios and ABC Studios/ABC Signature – and it’s a less confusing. 20th Century Fox TV is renamed 20th Television, under President Carolyn Cassidy; Fox 21 has been christened Touchstone Television, under Bert Salke; and ABC Studios and subsidiary ABC Signature, under President Jonnie Davis, will merge under the name ABC Signature. “Our new studio names and logos mark a new day for ABC Signature, 20th Television and Touchstone Television while honoring their rich histories and the creative power of The Walt Disney Company,” said Disney Television Studios President Craig Hunegs. The rebrand comes almost 18 months after Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, in a deal that called for the removal of the Fox name from Disney’s new companies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Layoffs began Monday at WarnerMedia. The cuts, part of a restructuring expected to affect hundreds of jobs, came days after WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar announced a shakeup that included the exits of two top executives, Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, and plans for a stronger focus on streamer HBO Max. At least three senior Warner Bros. executives were laid off yesterday: Jeffrey Schlesinger, President of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television; Ron Sanders, President of Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment; and EVP and CFO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Kim Williams. Sanders and Williams both had words of high praise for the company, but Schlesinger’s were perhaps the most memorable. “It’s been a great 37 year run, with 26 as president of International Television Distribution, spanning six mergers, millions of miles traveled, thousands of programs sold and billions of dollars generated,” he said. “In the end, it took a global pandemic and a complete reorganization of the company for me to trip over the last hurdle. I hope to always be remembered as the only studio executive to ride into an International Screenings party at the studio on the back of an elephant in the ‘good old days.’”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix ordered live-action YA series The Last Bus, from Wildseed Studios (PrankMe). The road trip adventure, written and created by Paul Neafcy, focuses on a group of kids who team to face a fearsome new machine intelligence.
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Sony Pictures Television and Get Lifted Film Co. are developing Paper Gods for ABC. Written and executive produced by Tash Gray (Snowfall, Raising Kanan), the political drama is based on Goldie Taylor’s novel of the same name about a girl next door turned mayor of Atlanta. Nia Long (Dear White People) will star and executive produce, alongside Sony Pictures Television and Get Lifted Film Co.’s Mike Jackson, John Legend and Ty Stiklorius.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Action comedy series MacGruber, based on the SNL MacGyver parody, was picked up to series by Peacock. Will Forte will reprise his role as MacGruber, as well as serve as writer and executive producer alongside John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, who will also direct. Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Andrew Singer and Erin David also serve as executive producers. MacGruber is from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting news from Peacock: Singer/Broadway star Sara Bareilles (“Love Song”) will star in Girls5eva, centered on a girls group from the 90s that reunites. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are producing. And upcoming Peacock comedy Rutherford Falls, from co-creators and executive producers Michael Schur, Ed Helms and Sierra Teller Ornelas, has set its initial cast with Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes (I Know This Much Is True), Jesse Leigh (Heathers) and Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chef, TV personality longtime Food Network contributor Carla Hall has struck an exclusive new multi-platform deal with the net. The agreement includes projects across Food Network’s linear and digital platforms, with an expanded role hosting Halloween Baking Championship, joining Holiday Baking Championship, and a recurring presence within the Food Network Kitchen app. Hall will also be looking to develop new projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon is working on a SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off focused on SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick the starfish, as a talk show host. It’s not the only new series to be squeezed from SpongeBob – prequel Kamp Koral is set to premiere on CBS All Access.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MotorTrend TV ordered new seasons of three series: Iron Resurrection, Bitchin’ Rides and Texas Metal. Season five of Iron Resurrection and season four of Texas Metal will premiere in 2021, with season seven of Bitchin’ Rides revving up to premiere this fall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ben Hibon (Codehunters) will direct, co-executive produce and serve as creative lead for Star Trek: Prodigy, the CG-animated series for Nickelodeon. “Getting the chance to work on an IP like Star Trek has been an incredible opportunity, particularly when partnered with the talented teams at Nickelodeon, CBS and Secret Hideout,” said Hibon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio will direct a two-part documentary about comedian George Carlin for HBO. Rise Films is producing alongside Apatow Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachael Ray had finished shooting on the full season of Food Network’s 30 Minute Meals, filmed at her home, before her house caught fire on Sunday. Rae and her family safely escaped the blaze; episodes of the show will premiere in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Big Bad Boo has cast the smooth jazz cat in its new preschool series, ABC with Kenny G. Marcus Mosely, Vancouver-based Gospel singer, joins the series as the show’s lead, Kensington.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID will offer a new special each night during its Serial Killer Week, starting Sunday, August 30 with an extended version of Evil Lives Here at 9p. Also on the way is the series premiere of Signs of a Sociopath on Sunday, August 23 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more serial killer programming news, the season premiere of HLN’s How It Really Happened with Hill Harper, on Sunday, August 23 at 9p, looks at the horrific case of The Atlanta Serial Killer, who murdered more than two dozen Black children from 1979-81.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s Buried in the Backyard is back for season three on Thursday, September 3 at 8p. The true crime series explores police investigations in which bodies are found in unexpected places.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Fargo (finally) kicks off on FX on Sunday, September 27 at 10p, with the first two episodes. Chris Rock stars in this chapter, set in 1950 Kansas City. The season was originally slated to debut April 19, but was delayed due to the coronavirus shutdown.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu original film Books of Blood, based on Clive Barker’s horror anthology, premieres Wednesday, October 7.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following tonight’s series finale of Greenleaf, OWN will air a one-hour special at 10p, with the cast of the megachurch drama, producers and Oprah Winfrey on hand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One third of Quibi subscribers say they plan to cancel the short-form video streaming service within the next three months, according to Kantar’s Entertainment On Demand service. Something’s gotta give – the average Quibi subscriber holds 5.1 SVOD subscriptions, versus the market average of three.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock announced an exclusive deal with The Dan Patrick Show to stream for free starting August 24. The interview show, which aired on NBC Sports Network from 2012-19, will be live on Peacock weekdays from 9a-noon. All content will be available on demand in addition to streaming live, and top moments from the show will be featured in the service’s Trending section.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One boasted double-digit 2Q20 gains among all key demos in Prime and Total Day in Live+3 Nielsens. TV One P/25-54 and P/18-49 Prime ratings increased +18% and +27%, respectively. Total Day had an increase of +21% for P/25-54 and +25% for P/18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s coverage of the PGA Championship finale averaged a 1.0 rating among A18-49 and 5.6 million viewers, to top Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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