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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 8/28/20)
NETFLIX: I Am a Killer: Released, Masaba Masaba (Premiere)
HGTV: Yard Crashers: Best of the Best (Finale) at 11pm

(SATURDAY 8/29/20)
YOU TUBE: BK Love Michael Jackson! Hosted by Spike Lee at 12pm – 7pm
CBS: Love Island: More to Love (Premiere) at 8pm
OUTDOOR CHANNEL: Wild Boar Fever (Premiere) at 5:30pm
TRAVEL: Believers (Finale) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 8/30/20)
MTV: The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show at 6:30pm
MTV:  The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards at 8pm
BBC America: Top Gear (Premiere) at 8pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Carnival Eats (Premiere)at 9pm
HGTV: Renovation Inc. (Premiere) at 8pm
SHOWTIME: Love Fraud (Premiere) at 9pm
CNN: United Shades of America (Finale) at 10pm

BK Loves Michael Jackson! Hosted by Spike Lee with DJ Spinna for the annual Brooklyn Block Party celebrating Michael Jackson’s 62nd Birthday is streaming live on Michael Jackson’s YouTube Channel – www.YouTube.com/MichaelJackson

Time’s up for TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer, who resigned from the Chinese-owned short-form video sharing app after three months on the job, amid intense scrutiny from the US government and the presidential threat of a ban if the company isn’t sold. “In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require, and what it means for the global role I signed up for,” said Mayer in a memo to employees. “Against this backdrop, and as we expect to reach a resolution very soon, it is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company.” Mayer jumped to TikTok in June from Disney, where he was Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and International, and became COO of TikTok parent ByteDance. Said TikTok, “We appreciate that the political dynamics of the last few months have significantly changed what the scope of Kevin’s role would be going forward, and fully respect his decision.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Meanwhile, the app has a new suitor. Walmart said yesterday it is partnering with Microsoft on a deal to acquire TikTok. The retail giant said TikTok’s integration of e-commerce and advertising would be a valuable fit for its business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The pro sports team boycotts over the police shooting of Jacob Blake are escalating, and so is their effect on scheduled television programming. Major League Baseball’s scheduled Oakland A’s-Texas Rangers game was canceled last night not after players on both teams agreed to sit it out in protest. The decision marks the fourth MLB game to be postponed in the wake of boycotts. In basketball, the NBA said Thursday it will resume its postseason play today after two days of postponements to protest Blake’s shooting. The WNBA yesterday also postponed its schedule.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sixty-three percent of FX’s productions in 2021 will be helmed by diverse and/or female directors, marking the first time white male directors will not be in the majority at the network. John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, delivered the news at the Edinburgh International TV Festival and noted he is “ashamed” by FX’s 2015 stats, where white male directors comprised 85% of the net’s directors.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s NBC’s turn to tweak its previously announced fall schedule. The network says it will bring back seven scripted series beginning in late October. None have gone back into production yet on their new seasons. They include Superstore, slated to debut October 22 and This Is Us, set to bow its fifth season with a two-hour premiere November 10. Law & Order, The Blacklist and the trio of Chicago dramas also are on the schedule for a November return. Series including New Amsterdam, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Manifest and Law & Order: Organized Crime will be held until after the new year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nailed It! host Nicole Byer scored hosting duties for the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which the Television Academy will present in virtual ceremonies during five nights September 14-19. The awards show will stream on Emmys.com the first four nights and wrap with a two-hour ceremony on FXX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A cross-platform campaign highlighting good works is live from A+E Networks. Voices Magnified, which will run across the company’s portfolio, amplifies the voices of those making changes in their communities for the greater good and include specials and short-form videos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AJ McLean will be putting on his dancing shoes for ABC. The Backstreet Boys member is the second celeb, after former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, announced as a contestant in season 29 of Dancing With the Stars, launching Monday, September 14. McLean can get tips from BSB bandmate Nick Carter, who place second in season 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max is headed back into the kitchen. The streamer renewed Selena Gomez vehicle Selena + Chef for a second season. Unscripted 10-ep cooking series features the recording artist, actress and producer as she attempts to making delicious meals while stuck at home in quarantine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also at WarnerMedia, HBO is developing drama series Sphere, based on the Michael Crichton novel. From Westworld exec producer/writer Denise The, Lisa Joy and Kilter Films, Team Downey and Warner Bros. Television, project takes place in the depths of the ocean where scientists on a sweeping exploration turn up a mysterious alien connection.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon ordered musical drama Jungle, from production company Nothing Lost. The UK series follows the lives of strangers viewed through the prism of grime and drill music in inner city London.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon also picked up an untitled reality dating series from Studio Lambert, centered on a diverse group of single Brits living in the world of an American High School.. “The idea of finding love in the melting pot of an American High School is a pop cultural cornerstone,” said Studio Lambert Creative Director Tim Harcourt. “Every romantic singleton would love a chance to relive a cinematic version of their school days knowing what they know now and more importantly who they are now. Maybe this time the jock might fall for the captain of the chess club and the cheerleader might fall for the math Geek.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV is digging deeper into Good Bones, with an order of 14 new episodes of the mother/daughter renovation show. Attracting more than 19.8 million total viewers since it premiered on June 9, season five ranks as a top 5 cable program among W25-54 and upscale W25-54 and a top 10 cable program among P25-54 and upscale P25-54 in its Tuesday timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Get ready for more Group Chat. Nickelodeon ordered an additional six eps of the remotely produced talk show with social media star Brent Rivera, who has more than 73 million followers across his socials, joining current co-host Jayden Bartels. Nick also ordered seven eps of game show Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered, which will return Saturday, September 5 at 8p followed by new Group Chat.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix handed an eight-episode order to a drama inspired by Capcom’s Resident Evil survival horror game franchise, featuring a new story across two timelines. Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will write; Constantin Film is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Swirl Films and Gray Television have expanded their relationship to provide Swirl Films with added resources and platforms. Swirl Films and Gray’s Tupelo Honey video production company have deepened their prior working relationship to enable both companies to expand their production capabilities and content libraries. In addition, Gray has become the new majority owner of Swirl Films. Founder Eric Tomosunas remains Swirl Film’s CEO.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s Ghosted: Love Gone Missing returns Wednesday, September 2 at 9p with a completely virtual season. First ep features the story of a relationship that bloomed in a ride share, until one day one-half of the couple disappears without a trace.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Returning with more stories showcasing tragedies whose repercussions reverberate throughout society, Impact of Murder resumes for a second season on ID on Thursday, September 10 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Two Fox series have a premiere date: Season four of The Masked Singer debuts Wednesday, September 23 at 8p, followed at 9p by the new musical game show I Can See Your Voice, hosted by Ken Jeong. The Masked Singer also gets a sneak peek on Sunday, September 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook Watch reupped Steve Harvey’s Steve on Watch for a second season. From Steve Harvey’s East 112 and Film 45, new season to premiere Monday, September 14, will tape from Harvey’s apartment in Atlanta and feature his his take on issues affecting his show in quarantine, plus interviews with talent and everyday heroes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bridezillas returns to WE tv on Thursday, September 24 at 10p. Season 13 continues to spotlight “normal” women who’ve morphed into Bridezillas in the name of planning their perfect wedding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV’s countdown series The Top Ten Revealed is back for a third season on Sunday, October 4 at 8p. Jack Osbourne, Rocsi Diaz, Sebastian Bach, and KT Tunstall are among those weighing in on topics such as ‘90s one-hit wonders and music power couples.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New faces and more drama are in store for the second season of TLC’sThe Family Chantel, which debuts Monday, October 12 at 10p. Prior to the new season launch, the net will air season 1 highlights special The Family Chantel: Reliving the Past on Monday, October 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Crackle Plus, in partnership with Screen Media, announced action comedy Blue Iguana will be available for free beginning Tuesday, September 1. The movie, written by Hadi Hajaig and, starring Sam Rockwell and Phoebe Fox, is about small-time crooks who break their parole for an offer they can’t refuse.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Social Dilemma, which parses our growing dependence on social media, is set to debut on Netflix on Wednesday, September 9. As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mo Willems’ first live-action special, Mo Willems and the Storytime All-Stars Present; Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! makes its debut on HBO Max on Thursday, September 17. The special, shot at the Kennedy Center, includes live readings and sketch comedy from Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Bill & Ted Face The Music (On Demand) – Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan, Erin Hayes, Jayma Mays, Jillian Bell, Holland Taylor, Beck Bennett
The New Mutants (On Demand) – Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, Happy Anderson

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $68 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 $47 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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