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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/12/20)
BET: Ruff Ryders: Chronicles (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Un(well) (Premiere)
REVOLT TV: What’s Good About Africa (Premiere) at 9:30pm
TRAVEL: Paranormal Nightshift (Premiere) at 10p
ABC: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.(Finale) at 9pm
NBC: World of Dance (Finale) at 9pm

“The biggest and most exciting thing for us is HBO Max,” said AT&T CFO John Stephens at the Oppenheimer Virtual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference on Tuesday. The layoffs of about 600 employees at WarnerMedia is part of the company’s effort to be “super hyper-focused” on direct-to-consumer streaming, said Stephens. “These transitions are tough, and there are a lot of good people who have been involved in this,” added Stephens. “This is a transformation of making things better, not because we needed to adjust anything but rather because we’re striving to get even better than the launch was, to get even better than WarnerMedia has traditionally performed.”
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Kelly Clarkson is subbing for Simon Cowell this week on season 15 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, as Cowell recuperates from a broken back he got while testing a new electric bike. Talk show host/Grammy winner Clarkson met Cowell during the 2002 first season of American Idol, which she won; Cowell has credited her for the success of the singing competition.
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New York Comic Con is going virtual. The event, which had been scheduled to take place at the Javits Center, will feature livestreams on NYCC’s YouTube channel, meet and greets, and live Q&As. “With this being our 15th edition, we were particularly excited,” said ReedPop President Lance Fensterman. “I will miss walking up and down artist alley and seeing friends that I’ve made since we were in the basement at the Javits Center. While this year will definitely be a different experience, we are going to look to bring the best and most engaging event to our fans, exhibitors, and studios through our partnership with YouTube.”
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British game show Taskmaster, yanked from The CW schedule after just one episode, has been moved to CWSeed. All 10 episodes of the BAFTA winner are available to stream. On its lone CW airing, Taskmaster averaged 0.1 among A18-49 and 432,000 viewers in Live+SD.
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Speakers at the mostly virtual Democratic Convention next week, with Kamala Harris now added to the ticket as VP, include Bernie Sanders, Catherine Cortez Masto, Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, Jim Clyburn, Bennie Thompson, Gwen Moore, John Kasich, Doug Jones, Amy Klobuchar and Michelle Obama on Monday; Sally Yates, Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Bill Clinton, and Jill Biden on Tuesday; Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Tony Evers, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Gabrielle Giffords, Harris and Barack Obama on Wednesday; and Cory Booker, Gavin Newsom, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Pete Buttigieg, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Chris Coons, the Biden Family, and Joe Biden on Thursday.
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The Big Ten college football conference called off its fall sports season, in the face of health and safety concerns amid rising rates of COVID-19. Officials expressed hope the game could be played in the spring. The Mid-Atlantic and Mountain West conferences has already pulled the plug on a fall season.
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First Media food brand So Yummy has arrived on cable and OTT as So Yummy TV, on platforms including DirecTV, XMO, Sling, Infinity and more. The channel features 24 hours of original food programming.
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Univision Communications unveiled sponsors for the 17th annual Premios Juventud (Youth Awards). Returning are Boost Mobile, Coca-Cola, Jeep, M&M’S, McDonald’s, Mondelez International and T-Mobile, along with first-time show partners Bud Light Seltzer and Little Caesars. The celebration of Latin music kicks off Thursday, August 13 at 7p.
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Discovery, Inc., Kellogg’s and No Kid Hungry are partnering to launch a PSA campaign under Discovery’s Turn Up! Fight Hunger initiative, to air on Food Network and, for the first time, TLC. Kellogg’s is distributing marked boxes of cereal with information on actions consumers can take to help fight hunger, and No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants and guidance to schools and community groups.
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Apple inked a first-look TV deal with Martin Scorses and his Sikelia Productions. The director is in preproduction for Apple film Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
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HGTV gave the green light to a new series featuring interior designer Tiffany Brooks, winner of HGTV Design Star in 2013. $50K Three Ways (wt) will give homeowners three very different design plans for spaces in their homes, and help them choose which works best for their family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, from Jada Pinkett Smith and Prince star Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal Television, turns the 1990-96 sitcom into a more serious story. Bel-Air is based on a 2019 short film by Morgan Cooper that uses the premise of the comedy – a boy relocated from the streets of West Philadelphia to Bel-Air – but explores the conflicts of the situation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Trinity Whiteside and Crystal Hayslett have been upped to series regulars, and Chris Warren (High School Musical) joins as a recurring cast member on season two of Tyler Perry’s Sistas on BET.
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Hulu is developing drama series Mexican Gothic, from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions and ABC Signature and based on the horror thriller from Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
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Season three of Cowgirls kicks off on Ride TV on Wednesday, August 26 at 8p. The series follows the women of competitive Ranch Bronc Riding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this season, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel returns Tuesday, August 18 at 11p.
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Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield, hosted by the former CNN and MSNBC legal analyst, launches on Court TV on Sunday, September 13 at 8p. The series will explore the most provocative trials of all-time, including those of O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony.
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Bounce TV will look at single life from both male and female perspectives in upcoming original series. Johnson, from Cedric the Entertainer’s A Bird & A Bear, a dramedy about best friends navigating the world while Black, is set to premiere in 2Q21. Secrets of the Salon, set in an Atlanta hair salon, comes from Swirl Films in 3Q21. On the true crime front, Bounce TV has scheduled Sunday, November 1 as the start date for Dying to Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Story.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lionsgate’s Run is skipping theatrical release and heading to Hulu. The horror film starring Sarah Paulson, which had its planned May 8 theatrical release canceled due to the COVID-19 shutdown, will be released overseas in theaters.
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PFT Live with Mike Florio, offering information and analysis on football, will livestream exclusively on Peacock beginning August 24. Mike Florio and Chris Simms, along with regular guests Peter King and Rodney Harrison, will continue to keep fans current on the NFL each weekday from 7a-9a.
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Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets users limit who replies to their tweets. By tapping on a small globe icon at the bottom of a tweet, users can limit replies to those who follow them, or to those they tag in the tweet. “Sometimes people are more comfortable talking about what’s happening when they can choose who can reply,” wrote Suzanne Xie, Director of Product, in a blog post. “We’ve seen people use these settings to have conversations that weren’t really possible before…. everyone will be able to use these settings so unwanted replies don’t get in the way of meaningful conversations.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix) will be the focus of Leigh-Ann: Colourism & Race, (wt), a documentary for BBC Three that will explore Pinnock’s personal experiences of racism as a Black woman in the UK. The film from Dragonfly Film & TV is being produced by Kandise Abiola.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel original movie premiere, Love on Harbor Island, part of the net’s “Summer Nights” programming event, averaged a 2.3 HH rating, 2.2 million Total Viewers, and 251,000 W25-54. The film boosted Hallmark Channel to be the highest-rated and most-watched entertainment cable network on Saturday among Households and W18+ and the highest-rated and second-most watched during Weekend Primetime among Households, W18+, and Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In syndication, a tribute to late co-host Regis Philbin on July 27 lifted Live with Kelly and Ryan to a seven-week high 1.9 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 19% from the week before in the session ending August 2. On July 31, Live featured the encore presentation of the Regis Farewell Celebration Special from November 8, 2011. Ellen DeGeneres (1.0, unchanged) remained at the worst rating in its 17-year history for a second week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season finale of HBO’s Perry Mason hit 1.1 million viewers, rising to 1.6 million with replays and digital viewing. The reboot, starring Matthew Rhys, has been renewed for season two.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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