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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 9/4/20)
AMAZON: The Boys (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Earth to Ned (Premiere)
ID: BTK: Chasing a Serial Killer (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Away (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Noughts + Crosses (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 9/5/20)
CNN: On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries (Premiere) at 8pm
NICKELODEON: Unfiltered (Premiere) at 8pm
NICKELODEON: Group Chat with Jaden and Brent (Premiere) at 8:35pm
OWN: Black Love (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Paranormal 911 (Premiere) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 9/6/20)
ASPIRE TV: No Huddle (Premiere) at 12pm
ASPIRE TV: HBCU 101 (Premiere) at 12:30pm
BBC AMERICA: Top Gear (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Undercover (Premiere)
OXYGEN: Snapped (Premiere) at 6pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: The Curious Life and Death of… (Premiere) at 9pm
STARZ: Power Book II: Ghost (Premiere) at 9pm
TV ONE: Uncensored (Premiere) at 10pm
CNN: The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty (Finale) at 10pm
STARZ: P-Valley (Finale) at 8:05pm

With 2020 decision day just two months away, Facebook announced steps it is taking to avoid playing a role in disrupting the vote, including not running political ads the week before the election. Among the other moves: The removal of posts claiming people will get COVID-19 if they vote, and informational labels slapped on content seeking to delegitimize the results of the election, or a campaign declaring victory before final results are in. Facebook is also taking part in a national drive to recruit poll workers, instituting a forwards limiting function on its Messenger service to slow the spread of viral information.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Speaking of voting, SAG-AFTRA members voted 87.68% to 12.32% to ratify a new TV animation contract. “This is a strong, future-focused agreement with significant gains for our members,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. “It applies scale wages to more productions, lowers budget thresholds for half-hour HBSVOD programs and delivers additional money for the use of interstitial programs in new media.” The agreement calls for wage increases of 2.5% in the first year and 3% increases in each of the second and third years, a 26% jump in residuals for high-budgeted SVOD programs, and a change to the broadcast residual from a fixed 6% to a revenue-based residual.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s political-based informational series, Politi¿Que?, has premiered in English on Snapchat, part of the net’s efforts to reach US Hispanics across platforms to encourage voter turnout. The short-format digital series, which explains the political process in simple terms, is part of Decision 2020, the company’s non-partisan multiplatform news and civic engagement initiative.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marie Osmond is leaving CBS daytimer The Talk after one season. “Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience,” said CBS. “We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature.” Osmond said she is working on “several projects” with The Talk’s former executive producer and showrunner John Redmann, who recently left after 10 seasons.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations announced that its 2020 Clear the Shelters virtual “Adopt & Donate” campaign resulted in the adoption of more than 130,000 pets and counting, as animal shelters continue to report in. Thanks to donations made by individuals all across the country, the campaign also raised more than $1.185 million dollars to benefit shelters/rescues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix isn’t waiting until the premiere of its zombie action movie Army of the Dead next year to green light a prequel and a spin-off anime series. The prequel will be directed by and star Matthias Schweighöfer and will follow his Army of the Dead character. Shay Hatten will write the prequel as well as the anime series. Jay Olivia (Batman: The Dark Night Returns) will showrun the anime series, Army of the Dead: Las Vegas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jeopardy! G.O.A.T. Ken Jennings is joining the trivia show for season 37 as a consulting producer. He’s tasked with presenting some new categories, offering clues, developing new projects and helping find contestants. But, “Don’t worry, I’ll still be the host,” assured Alex Trebek in a promo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mixed-ish co-creator Peter Saji inked a new overall deal with ABC Signature (previously ABC Studios). Saji has been with the studio since 2007, getting his start in the Disney/ABC Writers program. “Peter has written some of the most evocative and important episodes of Black-ish, and hit a real home run for us with Mixed-ish,” said Jonnie Davis, President, ABC Signature. “Keeping him at ABC Signature, where he started his career, was a huge priority for us and for me personally. He’s a spectacular talent and I’m so happy he’s staying in the family.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Millennials, a comedy written by father and son Rugg Williams (In the Heat of the Night) and Oren Williams (Rebound), got the green light from UMC. The series explores the lives of twetysomething roommates. Bentley Kyle (Martin) – who is also currently working on the upcoming UMC sitcom Partners In Rhyme – will serve as executive producer and co-director for the series. Rugg and Oren Williams will executive produce as well, along with son/brother Zachary Isaiah Williams (Honey).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Was Elvis a narc? What was behind the Michael Jackson/Prince feud? AXS TV’s recently greenlit docu-series Music’s Greatest Mysteries will offer answers. “As AXS TV continues to evolve and expand, we are committed to creating new and original reality and lifestyle music programming,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “Music’s Greatest Mysteries gives viewers an in-depth look at the myths and legends that have rocked the industry.” Produced by Texas Crew Productions and Hideout Pictures, the six-parter is slated for a 4Q20 debut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Quibi’s Reno 911! revival made it to season two on the short form service. The current incarnation debuted in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Unscripted series Emergency Call, documenting the first minutes of emergencies as told through the lens of 911 call takers, premieres Monday, September 28 at 10p on ABC. Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde) hosts the show, from 8Hours Television and based on a Belgian format. “When you’re younger, you might be drawn toward superheroes or fictional characters, but as you get older you come to realize that people who help, real-life heroes, are just regular people who do extraordinary things,” said Wilson. “911 call takers don’t just save people; they calm and console people until they are safe. They are the first link in the chain of first responders. For that, I feel very lucky to be a part of this project.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conspiracy thriller series Spides makes its US debut on Crackle Plus on Thursday, September 17. Set in Berlin, the eight-parter follows a woman who falls into a coma after taking an unknown drug, and wakes up with no memory of her previous life.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has brought back its “Save for 12” promotion, giving new and returning customers access for $11.99/month on supported devices, a savings of $36 over the course of a year. The offer comes ahead of originals debuting this month, including Ridley Scott’s buzzed-about Raised by Wolves.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook Watch is drawing more than 1.25 billion viewers a month, according to the company. “During a time when people can’t come together physically, more people are turning to Watch to stay connected to creators, artists, sports, entertainment and what’s happening in the world,” wrote Paresh Rajwat, Head of Video Products, in a blog post. The video platform launched globally in 2018.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Curious George: Go West, Go Wild joins Peacock’s kids slate on Tuesday, September 8. The streamer has a Curious George library of films, TV specials and the TV series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gina Torres (Suits) landed a series regular role in season two of Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star, slated for an early 2021 launch…Ciera Payton (The Oval) will play the lead in Lifetime’s Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic (wt). Also onboard the biopic is Morocco Omari (Empire).
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s all Star Trek, all day for CBS All Access’ Star Trek Day Celebration on Tuesday, September 8, honoring the 54th anniversary of the original Star Trek series premiere. The virtual event includes exclusive programming, panels with cast and creatives from nine Star Trek series, curated marathons and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET and Entertainment Tonight are honoring the late Chadwick Boseman in a news special hosted by Kevin Frazier. BET and ET Present Chadwick Boseman: Life and Legacy will trace the actor’s career on Sunday, September 6 at 9p. At 6p, BET will air Marshall, starring Boseman as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The much-admired actor died August 28 of colon cancer, at age 43.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laff landed licensing rights to How I Met Your Mother, which will launch on the net with a two-day marathon on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 from 8a-midnight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bounce boasts two exclusive US premieres this weekend. A Chance in the World, based on the true story of an abused boy whose life changes when he meets a caring teacher, premieres Saturday, September 5 at 9p, and true crime doc Killing Michael Jackson debuts Monday, September 7 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD will celebrate Halloween with themed programming starting Friday, October 2 and continuing through the big day. Among the offerings: the season four premiere of Raven’s Home on Friday, October 9 at 8p, and the debut of remotely-filmed Disney Channel Halloween House Party on Friday, October 16 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Insp is celebrating the anniversaries of Gunsmoke (65th) on Monday, September 7; Bonanza (61st) on Saturday, September 12; The Big Valley (55th) on Saturday, September 19; and Daniel Boone (56th) on Saturday, September 26, with marathons of memorable episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Documentary Film’s 40 Years a Prisoner, chronicling the controversial 1978 Philadelphia police raid on the radical back-to-nature group MOVE, and the aftermath that led to a son’s decades-long fight to free his parents, debuts Thursday, December 3 on HBO. The film was directed, produced and shot by Tommy Oliver (1982) through his company, Confluential Films, with original music by The Roots.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Television executive W. Russell Barry died August 26 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 84. Barry was a former President of 20th Century Fox Television and Chairman of Turner Program Services.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Mulan (On Demand) – Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Tzi Ma, Rosaline Chao, Pei-Pei Cheng, Xana Tang, Ron Yuan, Jun Yu, Chen Tang, Doua Moua, Jimmy Wong
Tenet (On Demand) – John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clemence Poesy, Himesh Patel

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $88 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 $66 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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