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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/25/20)
Big news at Turner Sports, as the company lands a multiyear extension of its partnership with Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s expanded role gains the Basketball Hall of Famer more airtime, including on TNT’s Inside the NBA and NBA on TNT, as well as contributions to NBA.com. He also will develop projects throughout the WarnerMedia portfolio including the series The Business of Basketball. Additionally, O’Neal will expand his Shaqtin-a-Fool franchise to include new genres and platforms, will step into the DJ booth as part of CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live and serve as exec producer for several Bleacher Report products.
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The iHeartRadio Music Awards telecast, originally slated to air March 29 on Fox, has been officially canceled for this year. Winners now will be unveiled on radio stations and social media over the four-day Labor Day weekend.
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Consumers are expanding their streaming habits and showing signs of keeping them permanently. Only two percent of adults say they are reducing the number of paid services they subscribe to, while 25 percent have added a service in the past three months, according to the new Nielsen Total Audience Report. Among other insights: Streaming among OTT-capable homes accounts for 25 percent of consumers’ collective time spent with the television; streaming has taken hold among consumers 55 and older; and Hispanics have adopted new services even more wholeheartedly at 40 percent.
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Annie Awards organizer ASIFA-Hollywood said this year’s animation-honoring event will be staged April 16, 2021, the week before the Oscars. The org will decide in October whether the ceremony will be virtual or live.
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The Directors Guild rolled out a hotline for members to report racial harassment they’ve experienced on the job. Noting its goal is to steer the entertainment industry “toward achieving safer, fairer and more equitable workplaces,” the Guild said reports will be kept private and trained staff will take calls and collect information.
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ABC is developing an untitled matchmaking comedy from Nisha Ganatra, who directed The High Note and Late Night, and ABC Signature, where Ganatra and her Ladies’ Car Productions are parked. Show centers on a romantic hopeful and her pragmatic mom, who run the most successful matchmaking service in Little India.
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The world once again will be saved before bedtime. A live-action incarnation of The Powerpuff Girls is in the works at the CW from Diablo Cody, Heather Regnier & Berlanti Productions. Based on the original Cartoon Network animated series created by Craig McCracken, project features twenty-something versions of Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles, who now resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting but are needed now more than ever.
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Keira Knightley will topline and exec produce an adaptation of Sarah Perry novel The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+. The period drama hails from See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech) and follows newly widowed Cora, played by Knightley, who relocates to a remote village from Victorian London after being released from an abusive marriage.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dennis Quaid is the cat’s meow. He’s partnering with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures for unscripted TV project Saving Dennis Quaid, which he’ll star in and exec produce. Project documents the animal lover’s recent headline-making pet rescue where he and partner Jimmy Jellinek set out on a mission to adopt a 6-year-old black cat from Lynchburg, VA, named none other than Dennis Quaid. Companion podcast miniseries of the same name is also in the works with Audio Up Media.
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AMC Networks-operated streamer UMC ordered For the Love of Jason, created by Trell Woodberry. Series probes being single in your 30s from the male perspective, with Woodberry starring as a guy who’s among the most desirable in LA, but is having a tough time segueing to dating from his bachelor lifestyle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cobra Kai is headed to its new Netflix home this week. The first two seasons of the Karate Kid spinoff, which initially debuted on YouTube, will be available Friday, August 28. Season 3 will debut in 2021 on the streamer.
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MTV is marking National Recovery Month with new limited series 16 and Recovering, which premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 9p. In the tradition of 16 and Pregnant, series follows students at Northshore Recovery High School grappling with addiction against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic. The network is collaborating with recovery and addiction experts including the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raised by Wolves, from exec producer Ridley Scott, debuts on HBO Max Thursday, September 3 and centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet.
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Acorn TV thriller miniseries The Sounds debuts Thursday, September 3 on the streamer. Series is about the twists and turns that unfold after a married Canadian couple looking to start a new life in an idyllic New Zealand.
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Peacock will debut young adult drama series Noughts + Crosses on Friday, September 4. Series is the BBC adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s book series.
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Steven Soderbergh survival thriller series Wireless will debut Monday, September 14 on Quibi. Quibi teased the series, starring Tye Sheridan, at this year’s CES. It features a college student who’s gets stranded with a quickly dying cell phone in his car on a snowy, sparsely traveled Colorado road while en route to reunite with his girlfriend.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime teased a trailer and poster art for The Comey Rule, the two-part limited series starring Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson and airing Sunday, September 27 and Monday, September 28 at 9p. Daniels (The Newsroom) stars as former FBI director James Comey and Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes) as President Trump.
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Nightly newscast The News with Shepard Smith is set to launch on CNBC on Wednesday, September 30 at 7p. With Sandy Cannold as senior exec producer along with Sally Ramirez, series aims to provide nonpartisan coverage and perspective.
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The Hunt for Escobar’s Hippos, a probe into the how hippos landed in Columbia, South America, far from their native home, as part of the exotic zoo of narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar, surfaces on Smithsonian Channel on Wednesday, August 26 at 8p.
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Oprah Winfrey will host the special OWN Spotlight: Culture Connection & August 28th, Ava DuVernay & Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday, August 28—the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech”—at 1p, 4p and 6p on OWN. Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Regina King and David Oyelowo are among others to be featured.
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After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News debuts on CNN Saturday, Aug. 29 at 10p. The HBO Docs project, exec-produced by Brian Stelter and produced by Andrew Rossi, explores the dark side of disinformation through exclusive interviews with purveyors and victims of so-labeled “fake news.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Being the Queen debuts Monday, August 31 at 9p on Nat Geo.Documentary provides a window into the extremely private life of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Ad-supported streamer Crackle will air horror comedy film Corporate Animals for free beginning Tuesday, September 1. Film stars Demi Moore as a delusional CEO who takes her staff on a disastrous team building trip led by a helpless guide played by Ed Helms.
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Chloe x Halle, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Tate McRae and Machine Gun Kelly featuring Travis Barker and blackbear will perform during the 2020 VMAs” Pre-Show airing Sunday, August 30 at 6:30p. Preshow will be hosted by Nessa Diab and Jamila Mustafa.
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All-day marathon “It’s A Living” comes to Antenna TV on Labor Day, September 7 in celebration of the classic ‘80s comedy. Sitcom follows the lives of waitresses at a fancy LA restaurant where the women serve up class with a side of sass.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike Lee’s film adaptation of David Byrne’s American Utopia is set for an October 17 debut on HBO. The net released a first-look teaser, set to Byrne’s cover of Janelle Monae song Hell You Talmbout.
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The 2020 edition of the Billboard Latin Music Awards will be broadcast live Wednesday, October 21 at 8p from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL, on Telemundo and Universo. The event, postponed from its April date in Las Vegas, will be preceded by a red carpet preshow. Finalists include Bad Bunny, Ozuna, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin. Awards will coincide with the three-day virtual Billboard’s Latin Music Week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Three new music-focused networks from Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV will join Samsung TV Plus, the free streaming service that comes installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs. The new nets are F.A.S.T channels—Qwest Jazz & Beyond, Qwest Classical and Qwest Mix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon-owned service Audible is launching a lower-priced subscription tier. Audible Plus, at $7.95/month, provides access to 11,000 podcasts, books and series. The legacy entry-level subscription plan, which costs $14.95, will adopt the new moniker Audible Premium Plus and include one credit per month, which can be used to download any piece of content outside the Plus catalog, regardless of price or length.
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Who’s Zooming who? It was anyone’s guess yesterday morning when the video chat service experienced a widespread outage that affected business, government offices and schools. Service was back up by 1p.
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Alison Sweeney will reprise her role as troublemaker Sami Brady when NBC’s Days of Our Lives resumes taping next month, producer Corday Productions revealed to Deadline. She’ll appear in new Days eps, beginning in late 2020, though most of 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 1 of Mia’s Magic Playground, the first original series from Moonbug, begins streaming in English and Spanish this week on HBO Max. Additional Moonbug content is headed to the platform later this fall.
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KitchenAid is the brand behind A Woman’s Place, a documentary short now streaming on Hulu. The film raises awareness of the inequalities women in the culinary profession face and was created in conjunction with Vox Creative, Digitas and Ventureland.
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris gave their first joint interview Sunday night on ABC’s The Ticket, scoring the network a 0.7 rating in the A18-49 demographic and 5.13 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Season 3 finale for Paramount Network’s Yellowstone drew 5.2 million Total Viewers in Live+Same Day, 1 million more than any other ep in the series’ history, making it the top-watched cable telecast of the year, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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