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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/24/21)
DISCOVERY+: Cold Blooded Alaska (Premiere)
ID: Body Cam: On the Scene (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Oggy Oggy (Premiere)
TELEMUNDO: La Casa de los Famosos (Premiere) at 7pm
FREEFORM: Motherland: Fort Salem (Finale) at 10pm

Mayim Bialik will step in as temporarily host of “Jeopardy!” following the sudden exit of Mike Richards after one day of taping. Bialik, already set as host of primetime and spin-off “Jeopardy!” series, is currently slated to man the mothership for three weeks, followed by additional guest hosts to be announced as the search to replaced the late, great Alex Trebek forges on. The episodes taped by Richards, who left after revelations of past offensive comments, are expected to air.
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Stand Up To Cancer announced more than $143.18 million has been pledged in connection with its seventh biennial televised fundraising special that aired Saturday, August 21 in the US and Canada on more than 65 media platforms. Funding raised from the show supports research and new treatments for cancer and public awareness campaigns.
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A letter signed by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, WGA East President Beau Willimon, NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss, National Writers Union President Larry Goldbetter and National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians President Charlie Braico urged President Biden to support news crews and their families who are struggling to leave Afghnistan. Said the letter in part: ”We call on your administration to facilitate the safe transit of all journalists, interpreters, translators, camera crews, support staff and their families to protected areas of the US-controlled airport in Kabul and to facilitate the movement of those journalists and their families out of Afghanistan.”
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Fox News Media reports it evacuated three Afghan nationals, as well as their families, who have worked alongside FNC correspondents over the years. A total of 24 people were rescued. “We are extremely proud to have assisted in their critical mission,” said network president Suzanne Scott.
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“Advertising measurement is outdated,” wrote Kelly Abcarian, EVP, Measurement & Impact, NBCUniversal, Advertising and Partnerships, in a call to the industry. “We can construct a better, more transparent future. And we need all our industry’s builders–including Nielsen–to architect an entirely new blueprint. It’s time for us to declare measurement independence, and build solutions that will serve all consumers, advertisers, publishers, and platforms for the next century.” NBC has sent out a “request for proposal” to more than 50 of its measurement partners, including Nielsen, Comscore, Data Plus Math and iSpot, regarding future “measurement yardsticks.”
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Rachel Maddow’s new contract with MSNBC includes the network star not only continuing as host of her primetime show, but developing new projects with NBCUniversal. Maddow, who has been with MSNBC for 13 years, was reportedly courted by other suitors, including CNN.
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Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines, who shaved his head four years ago to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is raising more money for St. Jude with a challenge on Instagram. Gaines, who recently launched Magnolia Network on discovery+ with his wife Joanna, will cut inches off his lengthy pandemic locks for every fundraising milestone hit now through August 27.
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BET+ ordered to series “Kingdom Business,” a gospel music drama produced by DeVon Franklin (“Miracles From Heaven”), Holly Carter (“The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel,”) Kirk Franklin and Michael Vann Dyck.
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Simon Cowell (“America’s Got Talent”) inked an expanded deal with NBCUniversal that includes unscripted series for Peacock he’ll both produce and appear in.
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Showtime gave a pilot order for drama series “Coercion,” written and directed by Susannah Grant (“Unbelievable”) and starring Sydney Chandler (“Don’t Worry Darling”). The series, produced by wiip, is inspired by the life of Rebecca Bender, a national leader on and survivor of sex trafficking.
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Roku ordered a second season of “Most Dangerous Game,” a series passed down from shuttered Quibi. Liam Hemsworth, who starred in season one, is being replaced by David Castaneda (“The Umbrella Academy”) as the lead.
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Also renewed is Freeform’s “Motherland,” for a third and final season. “I know this last chapter will continue to deliver,” said network President Tara Duncan.
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Boat Rocker (“American Rust”) inked a development deal with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (How To Be An Antiracist) that includes teaming on the launch of Kendi’s new production company, Maroon Visions. “The partnership between Boat Rocker and Dr. Kendi’s Maroon Visions was born out of a mutual desire to create content across genres that’s culturally relevant and engaging,” said Katie O’Connell Marsh, Vice-Chair, Boat Rocker Studios. “We can’t wait to see where it takes us.”
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British comedian Michael McIntyre will be crossing the pond to host the US version of BBC game show “The Wheel” for NBC. McIntyre will also EP the new adaptation, slated to launch in 2022.
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DeMane Davis (“Queen Sugar”) has struck an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. The pact reunites director/producer Davis with Ava DuVernay, as Davis joins superhero DC drama “Naomi” as co-executive producer.
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MRC Television thriller drama “Steel,” starring and exec produced by Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”), will be directed by Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”) and executive produced by Matt Charman.
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Facebook Watch has renewed “Peace of Mind with Taraji.” The talk show focuses on mental health issues, particularly in the Black community.
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Casting notes: Jenifer Lewis (“black-ish”) will star with Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon in Bayer’s upcoming Showtime comedy, “I Love This for You,” based on Bayer’s story of overcoming childhood leukemia. Lewis will play the CEO of a home shopping network, a role filled by Cybill Shepherd in the pilot…Rachel Bay Jones (“Dear Evan Hansen”) landed a major recurring role in season five of ABC’s “The Good Doctor.”… Jessica Matten (“Tribal”) has joined the cast of AMC noir thriller series “Dark Winds” as a series regular.
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Season 11 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will debut in October (no date specified), tweeted HBO on Monday. Also making an October return on HBO is “Succession,” for season three.
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The first series set to premiere as a part of SundanceTV’s all-new true crime franchise, “True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here,” will bow Thursday, September 9 at 10p on SundanceTV and AMC+.
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Kanal D Drama is bringing family drama “Amor y Travesuras” to the US Hispanic market. The Turkish production premieres Wednesday, September 1, with a preview on Facebook on August 29.
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Daytime’s “The Kelly Clarkson Show” is back for season three on Monday, September 13. Premiere week will be filmed at NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, then production heads back to Hollywood.
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Disney’s “Cruella” will be available to Disney+ subscribers starting Friday, August 27. The live-action feature film was released in theaters on May 28.
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Netflix is releasing 43 films in the final quarter of 2021. One of the first to launch is “Worth,” starring Michael Keaton as the man tasked with creating a formula to compensate the victims of 9/11, on Friday, September 3.
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BritBox is the exclusive home to the BBC’s coverage of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The gardening displays will air live at 3p ET daily from September 21-25.
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Lauren Ash (“Superstore”) will serve as spokesperson for NBCUniversal Local’s 2021 Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign, running now through September 19. Ash is set to host the special recapping the seventh annual initiative and share adoption stories. More information on the special, which will be presented on NBC stations and COZI TV, and its Spanish-language counterpart will be announced in September.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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