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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 8/21/20)
DISCOVERY: 100 Days Wild (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Backyard Takeover (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Alien TV (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Hoops (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Lucifer (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Rust Valley Restorers (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Paranormal Nightshift (Premiere) at 10pm
VH1: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue (Premiere) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 8/22/20)
FREEFORM: Love in the Time of Corona (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: The Genetic Detective (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 8/23/20)
DISCOVERY: Alaskan Bush People (Premiere) at 8pm
DISCOVERY: Expedition to the Edge (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: The Vow (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Renovation Island: Bryan and Sarah Tell All (Premiere) at 8pm
HLN: How It Really Happened with Hill Harper (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Signs of a Psychoopath (Premiere) at 10:30pm
WEATHER CHANNEL: Weather Gone Viral (Premiere) at 9pm
AMC, BBC America: NOS4A2 (Finale) at 10pm
BET: Sunday Best (Finale) at 8pm
DISNEY NOW: Elena of Avalor (Finale) at 7pm
FREEFORM: reeform: Love in the Time of Corona (Finale) at 9pm
PRAMAOUNT NETWORK: Yellowstone (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Endeavour on Masterpiece (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The Chi (Finale) at 9pm
WEATHER CHANNEL: Mayday: Air Disaster (Finale) at 8pm

Video streaming services have reached 72% penetration in US homes, up 13% since January, according to video tech company Grabyo. And in good news for those services, 85% of streaming customers said they would keep the same number of subscriptions after social distancing requirements end. “While the U.S. was already in front of the curve for streaming adoption, the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated this trend,” said Gareth Capon, CEO at Grabyo. “With most of the U.S. population staying at home, consumers have had the chance to watch more TV, trial new streaming subscriptions and discover which services offer the most value. Our findings show that online streaming has come out on top across all consumer segments and these changes in the market are here to stay. ”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tavis Smiley was ordered to pay PBS $2.6 million for violating the network’s morals clause, increasing the $1.5 million a jury had awarded in March. PBS argued after the earlier decision that it was entitled to additional damages, including the $1.9 million it had paid to Smiley’s company for the show’s last two seasons. An investigation by PBS found Smiley had had affairs with multiple subordinates.
(Source: Cynopsis)

From August 17-19, during the Democratic convention, the Biden for President campaign had 188 national commercial airings, and a total of 145 million national TV impressions from 29 TV networks, reports iSpot.tv. The highest number of Biden impressions among networks were Fox News, CNN, CBS, ID, and TNT. The Donald J. Trump for President campaign ran 28 national TV commercial airings over that period, with 77.6 million national TV impressions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A Twitter spokesman responded to President Trump tweeting that trending topics on the platform are decided by anti-Republican Twitter executives. “Trends are determined by an algorithm and, by default, are tailored for you based on who you follow, your interests, and location,” said the company. Trump’s accusation came after #TrumpMeltdown trended, following his Twitter reaction to former President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic convention.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TikTok outlined steps it is taking to “eliminate hate” on the platform. After removing over 380,000 videos and 1300 accounts since January that violate its hate speech policy, TikTok said it is updating its definition of hate speech, making it harder to find hateful content and accounts, improving transparency with users and collaborating with more experts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brenneman was suspended mid-game after he was caught using a homophobic slur on a hot mic. “The Cincinnati Reds organization is devastated by the horrific, homophobic remark made this evening,” said the Reds in a statement after the game. “He was pulled off the air, and effective immediately was suspended from doing Reds broadcasts. We will be addressing our broadcasting team in the coming days.” Brennaman, who has been with Fox Sports for 27 years, made a lengthy apology, saying he was “deeply ashamed” about the comment. Fox Sports yanked him from the NFL schedule.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also issuing an apology is Netflix, which drew criticism for the marketing of its upcoming release, Cuties. In promotions for the French-language film focused on an 11-year-old dancer, Netflix used artwork that many said sexualized children. “We’re sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for this film. This was not an accurate representation of the film so the image and description has been updated,” said Netflix. Cuties hits the service on September 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime has picked up half-hour workplace comedy Moonbase 8. Set to debut this fall, the series stars Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show) and John C. Reilly (Stepbrothers). The six-episode series follows three subpar astronauts living at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator with hopes of being chosen to travel to the moon. Created, written and executive produced by Armisen, Heidecker, Reilly and Jonathan Krisel (Baskets), who also serves as series director, Moonbase 8 is produced by A24 and Abso Lutely Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

VH1 renewed RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and aftershow Untucked. “Drag queens have been on the frontlines of many challenging times in our history,” said RuPaul, who also exec produces. “RuPaul’s Drag Race 13, All Stars 6 and new seasons of Untucked will offer more opportunities for our queens to rise to the occasion and spread the love.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

With Comedy Central shifting its focus to adult animation, its longest-running live-action series, Tosh.0, will end after its upcoming 12th season – despite scoring a four-season renewal in January. “I look forward to doing an animated reboot of my show on MTV in 25 years,” said the show’s creator and host, Daniel Tosh.Comedy Central also stopped Drunk History cold turkey – season seven, ordered last summer and in pre-production before the COVID-19 pandemic, will not move forward.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS handed a script commitment plus penalty to How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings, based on the book by President Trump impersonator Sarah Cooper. The comedy comes from Cooper, Cindy Chupack (Sex and the City), Nina Tassler and PatMa Productions and CBS Television Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network has started production on new series Candy Land, based on the classic Hasbro children’s game. Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies) hosts the six-episode competition, featuring five groups of players made up of cake and sugar artists. “I’m so excited for the world to see these talented confectionary artists and the incredible set,” said Chenoweth. “And I can’t wait to wear a dress again.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel gave a green light to Spin, a movie starring Avantika Vandanapu (Diary of a Future President) as a teen who falls for an aspiring DJ and discovers she has a talent for creating beats. Manjari Makijany (Desert Dolphin) will direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A limited series based on the feature documentary Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer is in development at Sony Pictures Television, reports Deadline. The project is described as “a sizzling immersive expose.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max greenlit a trio of stand-up specials. Comedian/actress/producer Aida Rodriguez confronts audiences about cancel culture and the social issues of the day, “not just because they’re ripped from the headlines, but because they are in the pages torn out of her personal life.” Also landing a solo spot is Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens). “I feel like Susan Lucci when she finally won a Daytime Emmy (this reference is for my mom). It took twelve years to get here, but here I am,” said Robinson. And Colin Quinn will direct and perform in Summer of 2020: A Drive-In Comedy Special (wt).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Right Stuff, based on the Tom Wolfe book about America’s first astronauts, launches on Disney+ with a two-episode premiere on Friday, October 9.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of Netflix’s The Crown bows November 15. Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher will be onboard.
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Cinemax’s Warrior is back for season two on Friday, October 2 at 10p. New series regulars include Celine Buckens (War Horse), Dustin Nguyen (also directing episode 6; 21 Jump Street), Chen Tang (Mulan), Miranda Raison (Artemis Fowl) and recurring series regular Maria Elena Laas (Vida).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also headed for a sophomore run is Falsa Identidad, slated to return to Telemundo on Tuesday, September 22 at 10p. Added to the cast this time around is pop superstar Dulce Maria.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AccuWeather TV is running a series for five days, from August 31-September 4, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII with weather-related stories.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The remaining six episodes of the first season of Netflix reboot Unsolved Mysteries launch October 19. The first freshman batch premiered July 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Streaming service Shudder is super-sizing Halloween with eight new originals, a binge release of NOS4A2 season two, a new Vincent Price collection and more, starting September 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

America’s first modern-day paranormal investigators are the subject of the first installment of Travel Channel’s Shock Docs. Two-hour special The Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren debuts Monday, September 7 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam) will host a 30-minute special that recaps this year’s Clear The Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign. The show will air on NBC stations beginning August 28 (check local listings) and feature stories of individuals and celebrities who are fostering and adopting pets during the pandemic, as well as stories from animal brand, The Dodo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewership rose on the third night of the Democratic convention on ABC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, from 18.7 million Monday and 18.6 million Tuesday, to 21.4 million on Wednesday. That’s down 11% from the event’s third night in 2016, but does not include digital and streaming viewership.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $49 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $29 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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