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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/20/20)
GOLF TV: My Game: Tiger Woods (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Biohackers (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Great Pretender (Premiere)
HBO MAX: The Fungies (Premiere)
HBO MAX: Singletown (Premiere)
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Secrets in the Ice (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Alone (Finale) at 8pm
OXYGEN: Killer Couples (Finale) at 8pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Strange Evidence (Finale) at 9pm

Facebook announced it is making changes after removing 790 groups and over 1500 ads tied to conspiracy group QAnon. “We have seen growing movements that, while not directly organizing violence, have celebrated violent acts, shown that they have weapons and suggest they will use them, or have individual followers with patterns of violent behavior,” said Facebook. “We are expanding our Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy to address organizations and movements that have demonstrated significant risks to public safety but do not meet the rigorous criteria to be designated as a dangerous organization and banned from having any presence on our platform.” Restrictions will be imposed to limit the spread of content from Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts.
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Seventy-three percent of Americans believe it is very or somewhat likely that major social media platforms intentionally censor political viewpoints they disagree with, according to a poll from Pew. Nine out of ten Republicans polled shared that opinion, versus 59% of Democrats.
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NBC News deleted a tweet posted on Tuesday about the Democratic convention, saying it “should have included more detail on the nominating process. The tweet read, “In one of the shortest speeches of the DNC, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez did not endorse Joe Biden: ‘I hereby second the nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the president of the United States of America.’” Ocasio-Ortez noted convention rules require a nomination for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold, and it was her role to second Sanders’ nomination. “I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden – let’s go win in November,” tweeted the congresswoman, who has endorsed Biden.
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OWN employees will have national and presidential election days as paid days off, announced Oprah Winfrey. The move, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote, is intended to ensure employees can vote and volunteer. “I challenge other companies to do the same because this might be the most important election of our lives,” said Winfrey. “Together we can overcome all obstacles in order to exercise our right to vote.”
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The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, the zoo featured in Netflix’s Tiger King, has closed to the public after its exhibition license was suspended. The park will be “a private film set for Tiger King related television content for cable and streaming services,” said a post from current zoo owner Jeff Lowe.
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Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Ritchie and Ryan Seacrest will be back for the new season of American Idol on ABC, set to debut in 2021. “Katy, Lionel and Luke are fun, astute and really know how to spot talent,” said Fremantle executive producer Trish Kinane. “Their chemistry is undeniable.”
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Don’t mess with Judge Judy. Syndicated court show star Judy Sheindlin punched back at a $5 million breach of contract suit filed by Rebel Entertainment and talent agent Richard Lawrence over a packaging claim with a $22 million lawsuit alleging unlawful/unfair business practices and unjust enrichment. “Lawrence did not package the Judge Judy daytime television series and yet, in what is the most absurd, unconscionable and unlawful purported packaging fee arrangement in the history of television, Lawrence and his agency have been paid in excess of Twenty-Two Million Dollars ($22,000,000) in fees – effectively stealing from the Series’ bona fide profit participants, including Sheindlin,” the filing says. “Sheindlin demands that Lawrence return his ill-gotten gains for the good of all of the profit participants in the Series.” Sheindlin says if she wins, she’ll donate her cut of the lost profit participation dollars – a cool $4 million – to Stand Up to Cancer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed Warrior Nun for a second season. The drama is inspired by the Manga novels about a 19-year-old who discovers she is part of an ancient order that fights demons.
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Also headed for season two is Apple’s Ted Lasso, starring and exec produced by SNL alum Jason Sudeikis. The sports comedy ranked as the top program on Apple TV+ its first weekend in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, France and Mexico.
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Sarah Hyland will reunite with her Modern Family dad, Ty Burrell, to star in comedy Yours, Mine & Paul, from Burrell’s Desert Whale Productions. The project, in development at ABC and 20th Television, centers on a woman who agrees to be a surrogate for her best friend, Paul, and his husband – then Paul dies.
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Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta premieres for the first time in Spanish, on HITN TV on Thursday, September 3 at 4p, during the Vida y Salud programming block.
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Season eleven of Archer debuts Wednesday, September 16 on FXX with back-to-back episodes at 10p and 10:30p.
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Pluto TV added a dozen new channels including Three’s Company, Johnny Carson TV, Dabl, The Rifleman, Demand Africa, Western TV, Classic TV Comedy, Classic TV Drama, Pluto TV Love Stories, Pluto TV Suspense and Pluto TV Fantastic. The ViacomCBS streamer also reconfigured its streaming lineup based on audience behavior data to make it easier for viewers to find what they want to watch.
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Netflix is testing a “Shuffle Play” button that offers viewers a chance to watch TV and movie titles randomly selected by the service. The idea is to help viewers find content tailored to their preferences. Versus searching and searching and searching….
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Peacock announced its first original sports talk program, Brother From Another with Holley and Smith. Journalists Michael Holley and Michael Smith will co-executive produce and co-host on weekday afternoons, discussing the news across sport, culture, entertainment, and politics. The show will start streaming live on the NBC Sports on Peacock channel in September, date TBA.
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On Wednesday, Apple became the first US company to hit $2 trillion in market capitalization after its share price rose to $467.77. Apple was the first public company to reach $1 trillion in value in 2018.
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On a slow Tuesday night, NBC’s America’s Got Talent won the evening with 5.6 million viewers and 0.7 among A18-49. ABC’s What Would You Do? scored season lows of 1.8 million viewers and 0.3 in the demo, while CW’s Tell Me a Story drew its smallest audience so far, 290,000 viewers.
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BET original docuseries No Limit Chronicles delivered 3.1 million total viewers P2+ during its three-week premiere run simulcast across BET and BET Her in Live+3 Nielsens.
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During the month of July, Outdoor Sportsman Group networks Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel report they ranked among the Top 20 basic cable networks in year-over-year growth with M25-54. Both nets also experienced growth among high-income households ($100K+).
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