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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 9/2/20)
BET: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (Premiere) at 8pm
BET: Assisted Living (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Bad Boy Billionaires: India (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Chef’s Table BBQ (Premiere)
MTV: Ghosted: Love Gone Missing (Premiere) at 9pm
CBS: Tough as Nails (Finale) at 9pm

Juried Awards for the Emmys, which are screened by a panel of professionals in peer groups, were announced Tuesday and will be presented at the 2020 Creative Arts Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 17, streaming on Emmys.com for four consecutive nights beginning Monday, September 14 at 8p with a fifth broadcast ceremony on Saturday, September 19, at 8p on FXX.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are adapting Chinese sci-fi book trilogy The Three-Body Problem as the first project under their overall deal with Netflix. Alexander Woo (The Terror: Infamy) will write and executive produce alongside Benioff and Weiss. Rian Johnson (Knives Out) will EP with producing partner Ram Bergman, and Plan B will exec produce alongside Primitive Streak’s Rosamund Pike and Robie Uniacke.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NCIS stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell are executive producing Come Dance With Me, a reality dancing competition with a series order from CBS. “We reminisced about our kids’ dance lessons and how it would look if they had to teach us how to dance,” said LL Cool J and O’Donnell in a statement. “The show is about being creative, having a good time and bringing families together.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Father/daughter comedy Stop Embarrassing Me got a green light from Netflix. Jamie Foxx stars in and executive produces the series, inspired by his relationship with his daughter, Corinne Foxx, who produces alongside Alex Avant. Kyla-Drew (The Good Doctor) and David Alan Grier (Sprinter) star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Limited series Five Days at Memorial, from John Ridley and Carlton Cuse, landed an order from Apple TV+. Based on the book by Sheri Fink, the series from ABC Signature centers on the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emma Roberts (Scream Queens) inked a first-look deal at Hulu via her Belletrist TV, with a focus on adapting books for television. First up is Tell Me Lies, a project based on Carola Lovering’s novel about a woman’s obsession with a mysterious past.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon is developing a series with Orlando Bloom (Carnival Row) about human rights lawyer Jared Genser. The project will be produced by Amazon Studios, Bloom’s Amazing Owl Productions and TrueNorth Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dierks Bentley will star in and EP mockumentary series Hot Country Knights, about the parody country music group he fronts, for Quibi. Critical Content is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Daniel Kyri has been elevated from recurring to series regular for season nine of NBC’s Chicago Fire. Kyri’s character debuted in the second episode of season seven.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID has expanded its relationship with James Patterson with a deal that has the best-selling author draw on true crime stories from ID’s library of content as inspiration for three upcoming book releases. Prior to each book’s release, ID will air a stack of programming that includes the stories that inspired each book’s content. The first release, on Tuesday, September 15, Murder Thy Neighbor, will be preceded by a programming stack on ID that will air from 8p-12a on Saturday, September 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS gets back to Nature when the wildlife series kicks off season 39 on Wednesday, October 21 with Pandas: Born to be Wild, following Chinese cinematographers as they travel through the Qinling Mountains in search of wild pandas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Travel Channel series Doomsday Caught on Camera features footage of shocking weather and nature events – volcanoes, earthquakes, tsumanis – along with firsthand accounts from people who survived them, starting Monday, September 14 at 10p. Compilation show Paranormal Caught on Camera: Top 100 makes its debut Sunday, September 27 at 9p, offering expert evidence and eyewitness accounts of UFOs, aliens, poltergeists and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tiffany “New York” Pollard invites famous friends to spill the tea on VH1’s Brunch with Tiffany, premiering Monday, September 7 at 10:30p with back-to-back episodes – and unfiltered conversation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s Uncensored returns for season three on Sunday, September 6 at 10p with the story of actor Larenz Tate (Love Jones), who opens up about the realities of being a Black man in America.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Way I See It, a documentary about Pete Souza, official White House photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama, will make its television debut on MSNBC on Friday, October 9 at 10p. The doc first premieres at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV will be the exclusive broadcast partner for Farm Aid, airing the benefit music festival for the seventh consecutive year. The three-hour-plus telecast of Farm Aid 2020 On the Road airs Saturday, September 26 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” stunt kicks off with drive-thru experience “Freeform’s Halloween Road,” an immersive event taking place at the Heritage Square Museum in LA. The experience includes themed surprises, interactive experiences, live entertainment and photo moments.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Business Network gets down to dollars and sense during a virtual town hall, America Invests Together, today, September 2 at 2p. In the special, Charles Payne will answer questions about how to invest during a pandemic, and share best practices on financial management.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster airs tonight at 9p. The two-hour special, part of the net’s Serial Killer Week, pieces together the truth about a seemingly mild-mannered family man who turned from hunting big game animals to preying on women from Anchorage’s red-light district.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy includes stories from Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin, Debra Messing and Suzanne Somers about the impact of the trailblazing comedy icon. The Reelz special premieres Saturday, September 12 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s 9/11 Remembered: The Day We Came Together, a dedication special filmed at the 2014 opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the site of the World Trade Center in NYC, will air Friday, September 11 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

French Riviera Film Festival and short-form streaming platform It’s A Short are teaming to take the festival online on September 18 and 19, celebrating short film and short-form content. “As COVID-19 has truly changed the film festival circuit, we hope to forge a long term partnership with It’s A Short,” said Gotham Chandna, co-founder FRFF. “While we’re optimistic that our festival will be held live again in May 2021 during the time period of Festival de Cannes, we’re now planning to also hold the online festival moving forward.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In support of its new series, Lovecraft Country, HBO is launching a social VR event series, Lovecraft Country: Sanctum, transporting invited guests into a world inspired by the show. One hundred influential voices will experience three events consisting of immersive theater, escape rooms, art installations, puzzles and a live concert, via the Oculus Quest headset. The events will be simultaneously run on the social VR platform VRChat, which allows guests to talk and interact with each other in real time within the environment, and streamed via YouTube Live. “So much of Lovecraft Country is rooted in the idea of travel as a catalyst for self-discovery,” said Dana Flax, VP, Program Marketing at HBO. “Sanctum provides a way for fans to come together virtually and safely in a unique new place and experience incredible performances that further explore themes and ideas from the show.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV’s Video Music Awards, simulcast on 13 ViacomCBS brands, delivered 6.4 million viewers for the pre-show, main show, post-show and encores. That’s a 5% dip from last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As the 2019-20 season comes to a close Judge Judy emerged as syndication’s number one show in household ratings with a 6.2 Live+SD season to date national Nielsen, as of the session ending August 23. Coming closest to Judy were shows that mainly air in prime access time periods: Family Feud (6.1 season to date), Jeopardy (6.0) and Wheel of Fortune (5.8). (Access typically has far higher viewing levels than daytime.)
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision captured the No. 2 broadcast network ranking on Saturday night, with the back-to-back soccer matchups of Cruz Atletico vs. America and Cruz Azul vs. Necaxa. Liga MX delivered an average audience of 626,000 Total Viewers 2+, 313,000 A18-49 and 163,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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