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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 9/22/20)
BYU TV: All-Round Champion (Premiere) at 8pm
CHEDDAR: Cheddar Climate: The Fight for Change (Premiere) at 2pm
FREEFORM: Kal Penn Approves This Message (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Mighty Express (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Playbook (Premiere)
TELEMUNDO: Falsa Identidad (Premiere) at 10pm
VICE: I Was a Teenage Felon (Premiere) at 10pm

Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations of a toxic workplace environment during her talk show’s season 18 premiere on Monday. “I learned things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected,” said the host, who added, “We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about our show, our workplace, and what we want for the future. We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.” After BuzzFeed News in July reported claims of racist comments and abusive behavior by show staffers, a WarnerMedia investigation led to the firing of three senior producers.
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Quibi is exploring strategic options like raising additional cash, or even a possible sale, according to the Wall Street Journal. The short-form video platform for mobile phones, which launched in April amid the COVID-19 health crisis, has not come close to meeting subscriber expectations, a situation founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman have attributed, in large part, to the pandemic. Said a company spokesperson, “Quibi has successfully launched a new business and pioneered a new form of storytelling and state-of-the-art platform. Meg and Jeffrey are committed to continuing to build the business in the way that gives the greatest experience for customers, greatest value for shareholders and greatest opportunity for employees.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ByteDance and Oracle sent conflicting messages on Monday over ownership of a potential US version of TikTok. While Oracle said “Upon creation of TikTok Global, Oracle/Walmart will make their investment and the TikTok Global shares will be distributed to their owners, Americans will be the majority and ByteDance will have no ownership in TikTok Global,” Chinese-owned ByteDance said it would own 80% of TikTok Global. The President said China would have to give up control of the app for a deal to go through.
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance was cancelled by Netflix after one season – and an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program. “We are grateful to the master artists at The Jim Henson Company for bringing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to life for fans around the world,” said Netflix of the prequel to the 1982 film. “We’re thankful to the executive producers Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford, and Louis Leterrier, who also directed all episodes, as well as the writers, cast and crew for their outstanding work and thrilled they were recognized with the Emmy this weekend.”
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Fuse Media and OUTtv announced a co-production partnership with VICE Studios for Clothes Minded, a makeover series aimed at helping individuals from the trans and gender non-conforming community find a new look to celebrate their true identity. The show is set to premiere in early 2021 on Fuse and OUTtv.
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The winner of Project CRE8, a nationwide competition from BET and Tracy Yvonne Productions, is Thaddeus McCants from Madison, WI. (Congrats, Thaddeus!) The contest gives aspiring and emerging TV writers the opportunity to develop an original comedy.
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MTV is bringing back 16 and Pregnant (2009-2014), for a six-episode season premiering Tuesday, October 6 at 9p. The reimagined series will follow the unexpected pregnancy journey from multiple perspectives. “More than a decade after 16 and Pregnant played a significant role in bringing the teen pregnancy rate down to record lows, we are sharing the stories of a new generation of young parents and underscoring the impact of an unplanned pregnancy on families – beyond the moms and dads-to-be – by showing authentic and intimate moments with siblings and grandparents-to-be addressing the life change,” said Nina L. Diaz, President and Chief Creative Content Officer, ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season eight of Bravo’s Below Deck kicks off Monday, November 2 at 9p, with crew returning to the Caribbean.
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Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas have joined HBO Max’s A World of Calm, launching on Thursday, October 1. The ten-parter combines mesmeric imagery with narration by A-list stars to provide audiences a respite from the stress of 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mr. Mercedes has landed at Peacock. The crime drama from David E. Kelley, based on Stephen King’s trilogy about a retired detective tormented by a serial killer, previously aired on AT&T Audience Network, which was shut down in May. Seasons one and two launch October 15, with season three dropping at a later date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of animated preschool series Rainbow Rangers debuts on Nick Jr. on October 11 at 11a with a Halloween-themed episode, leading the net’s “Sunday Girls Rule” block.
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All three episodes of limited series Black Narcissus, telling the story of a remote Himalayan palace with dark secrets, premiere on FX on Monday, November 23 at 8p.
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TruTV’s upcoming Top Secret Videos follows a fictional group of fresh interns working from the basement of the “NSA,” whose jobs are to catalogue all of the pointless security camera footage that passes through the “NSA” servers. The evolution of America’s Funniest Home Videos captures bizarre behavior with commentary from a cast of comedians including Brian Posehn (The Big Bang Theory), Ron Funches (Trolls), Ali Kolbert (The Tonight Show) and Matt Walsh(Veep). The newcomer premieres after Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party on Thursday, October 29 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Weekly program Cheddar Climate: The Fight for Change offers updates on climate change news starting today, September 22 at 2p.
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HLN’s Sex & Murder, which premiered in March, returns for a late-night run on Sunday, October 4 from 10p-12p. Six-episode Sex & Murder: After Dark, airing over three weeks, will include added material.
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Baby Chimp Rescue has its US premiere Saturday, December 5 at 8p on BBC America. The three-part series follows an American couple as they teach their 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own.
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NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day today with a national, multiplatform campaign aimed at informing and motivating eligible Latino voters about the 2020 election. The efforts will feature cross-platform civic engagement opportunities for Telemundo’s audience, including a national phone bank, a webinar series, tools and resources and PSAs encouraging viewers to register to vote.
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Verizon Media brands including HuffPost, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports are introducing new products and experiences to give users and voters access to trusted information leading into the election, including detailed instructions on voter registration. “We’re dedicated to offering consumers a comprehensive experience and 360 approach to the issues, as well as the platforms, resources and tools they need to feel empowered when they cast their vote on Election Day,” said Guru Gowrappan, CEO of Verizon Media. The first special, airing today, focuses on the Supreme Court vacancy in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death.
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Adult Swim will broadcast its first musical performance, in support of voter registration, on Saturday, October 10 at midnight. Hip-hop group Run The Jewels will play their new album, RTJ4. “We’re proud to be a part of this initiative to encourage and enable voting and can’t wait to finally perform our album RTJ4. This will be fun,” said a Killer Mike and El-P of Run The Jewels.
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Citizen Bio, a documentary exploring the nascent biohacking movement and the unconventional scientists and researchers developing alternative medicines to prolong human life and eradicate incurable viruses, premieres on Showtime on Friday, October 30 at 9p.
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Crackle original documentary Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, following the journey of the heavyweight boxing champ, premieres Thursday, October 15.
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Up against Sunday Night Football and, for the first time, the NBA playoffs, ratings for ABC’s Emmy broadcast dropped to an all-time low of 6.1 million viewers (down 12% from last year) and 1.2 among A18-49 (down 25%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two debut of HGTV’s Windy City Rehab delivered a .79 Live+3 rating among P25-54 in its timeslot, an 81% lift over year-ago levels and a 30% increase over the prior six weeks. Among W25-54, the episode delivered a 1.04 Live+3 rating, a 70% percent lift over year-ago levels and a 21%increase over the previous six weeks. Attracting more than five million total viewers, the renovation show was the #1 cable program among upscale P25-54 on Tuesday night.
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The return of Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship posted a .9 Live+3 rating P25-54 and 1.2 Live+3 rating W25-54, up +89% over the prior six-weeks and up +27% versus year-ago. The network’s highest-rated Monday of the year so far, the two-hour Halloween stunt was seen by more than 3 million P2+ viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision reports its portfolio networks – Univision, UniMás, Galavisión and TUDN – is set to become the only major media group in the US to deliver audience growth during the 2019-20 season. The family of networks delivered year-over-year primetime audience increases among A18-49 (+8 percent) and A18-34 (+11 percent)
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