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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 8/12/21)
BET+: The Ms. Pat Show (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco (Premiere)
FYI: Ultimate Rides (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO MAX: The Hype, Titans (Premiere)
NBC: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: AIRawabi School for Girls (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: Star Trek: Lower Decks (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Ex-Rated (Premiere)
SHUDDER: Slasher: Flesh & Blood (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW, and AMC+: The Hunt for a Killer (Premiere)
USA: Chrisley Knows Best (Premiere) at 9pm
USA: Growing Up Chrisley (Premiere) at 9:30pm
WE TV: The Mysterious Death of Eazy-E (Premiere) at 10pm
VICE: Hear Me Out (Premiere) at 11:30pm
CW: Walker (Finale) at 8pm
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Finale) at 8pm

“Jeopardy!” producer Mike Richards has been named permanent hostof the syndicated game show, with Mayim Bialik (“Call Me Kat”) on tap to host primetime and spin-off series. “We took this decision incredibly seriously,” said Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Global Television Studios and Corporate Development for Sony Pictures. “A tremendous amount of work and deliberation has gone into it, perhaps more than has ever gone into the selection of hosts for a show – deservedly so because it’s ‘Jeopardy!’ and we are following the incomparable Alex Trebek.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC handed a series order to drama pilot “Promised Land,” centered on two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in Sonoma Valley. Matt Lopez (“Race to Witch Mountain”) exec produces with Adam Kolbrenner (“The Tomorrow War”), Maggie Malina (“Hit the Floor”) and Michael Cuesta (“Homeland”). The studio is ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ViacomCBS chairman Shari Redstone is reportedly holding off on discussions of a potential partnership with ViacomCBS and Comcast, according to the New York Post. Sources told the paper Redstone, who was considering a merger or joint domestic streaming venture, took the advice of her company’s directors to wait in the hopes of attracting multiple suitors next year, and focus on building out existing business.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Concern about rising COVID-19 cases has prompted CBS and the Television Academy to move all Emmys ceremonies to the Event Deck at L.A. Live, behind the original site, the Microsoft Theater. The number of nominees is also being further limited – teams of three or more will have no more than four tickets per nomination. The Creative Arts ceremonies take place on September 11 and 12, followed on September 19 by the 73rd Emmys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Media outlets are being asked by a group of doctors and experts to remove or retract a story based on a public safety video from the San Diego Sheriff’s Office that showed a deputy trainee overdosing after being exposed to fentanyl. It’s not possible to overdose from mere contact with synthetic opioids, say the experts, who are concerned first responders will hesitate to treat overdose patients if they are misinformed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The latest non-core asset AT&T looks to be selling is WarnerMedia’s TMZ. The company is in talks with Fox for the gossip site, which has a syndicated show, “TMZ On TV,” airing on Fox stations. Earlier in the week, AT&T closed the sale of Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nate Burleson will join Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil as co-host of “CBS This Morning” next month. The former NFL player guest hosted in May. Anthony Mason, a co-host since 2019, will transition to a role as culture reporter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Bikini Bottom keeps stretching. Nickelodeon is expanding its SpongeBob franchise with 52 episodes across three series: Nick has greenlit additional episodes of “The Patrick Star Show” and season 13 of the original series, while Paramount+ has renewed” Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” for a second season and added additional episodes to season one. All are currently in production at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cineflix Media is partnering with Jacqueline Bynon on her new Toronto-based production company, More to the Story Media, focused on true crime series, documentaries, movies, and podcasts. Cineflix Media will have the first option to develop and co-produce original content with Bynon, while her projects will have access to services and development support from Cineflix. Cineflix Rights has the exclusive first-look to distribute More to the Story Media content internationally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Tituss Burgess (“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) will play Rooster Hannigan on NBC’s “Annie Live!”. The musical event is slated for Thursday, December 2 at 8p….Britne Oldford (“The Umbrella Academy”) will star opposite Rachel Wiesz in Amazon’s “Dead Ringers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Fiasco” makes its debut on Epix Sunday, September 19 at 10p. The docu-series, adapted from the podcast of the same name, brings to life forgotten twists and turns of the past, while shedding light on the present.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime series “I Know What You Did Last Summer” kicks off Friday, October 15. The eight-parter is based on the 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, which was also the basis for the 1997 film.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of “Selling the Big Easy” launches Friday, September 10 at 9p and 9:30p on HGTV. New Orleans real estate expert Brittanny Picolo-Ramos returns to help clients buy and sell NOLA properties.
(Source: Cynopsis)

History will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a slate of specials. On the way are “9/11: The Legacy” on Friday, September 10 at 7p, followed at 8p by “Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center.” “9/11: Four Flights” airs Saturday, September 11 at 8p, followed by “9/11: I Was There.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Detainee 001” premieres on Showtime Friday, September 10 at 9p. The documentary feature centers on the young American man, John Walker Lindh, found on the battlefield in Afghanistan alongside the people who were supposed to be his enemy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder has acquired the period horror feature “The Last Thing Mary Saw” ahead of its August 15 world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival. Shudder will release the film, set in Southold, NY in 1843, in early 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sesame Workshop, in partnership with the PSEG Foundation, has released new “Little Neighbors: Building a Better World Together” content focused on six core community values: safety, the environment, compassion, volunteerism, continuous self-improvement, and being a good neighbor.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN and its health initiative “Own Your Health” have partnered with Hologic’s Project Health Equality public health initiative to bring awareness to the disparity of healthcare Black women receive in the areas of breast, cervical, and uterine fibroids; provide access to education and preventative tools using Hologic’s comprehensive research and resources; and share original content from celebrated OWN creative visionaries highlighting the authentic stories and voices of Black women.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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