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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 8/25/21)
A&E: Neighborhood Wars (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: The Program: Prison Detox (Premiere)
FX: American Horror Story: Double Feature (Premiere) at 10pm 
FXX: Archer (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: 40 Year Old Property Virgin (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
NETFLIX: Clickbait
NETFLIX: Motel Makeover
NETFLIX: John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer
NETFLIX: Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes
NETFLIX: Open Your Eyes (Premiere)

After 26 years as President and CEO of AMC Networks, Josh Sapan is transitioning to the role of Executive Vice Chairman. Matthew Blank, former Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, will serve as interim CEO while the company conducts a search for Sapan’s replacement. “There has perhaps been no more exciting time for the company than right now,” said Sapan. “I look forward to continuing to work with the outstanding team at AMC Networks, as well as Matt, my great colleague and friend, to focus on how we maximize our unique content to accelerate our streaming goals.”
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Rachel Maddow’s new contract with NBCUniversal calls for her to continue to host “The Rachel Maddow Show” weeknights for now, but at some point next year the show will shift to weekly, according to CNN sources. A change would allow Maddow to focus on other projects in the NBCUniverse.
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“Debuting movies simultaneously in theaters and in the home is devastating to our collective business,” said Josh Greenstein, President of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, at CinemaCon. Sony’s movies will be seen first in theaters, said Greenstein, adding, “Movie theaters and the theatrical experience will triumph.” Making a surprise appearance at the event, Tom Rothman, Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Group, seconded the motion. “You remember Bill Clinton and ‘it’s the economy, stupid?’ It’s the window, stupid!” he said. “We’re not too bright out in Hollywood but we’ll figure it out.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime’s season two order for “Your Honor,” starring Bryan Cranston, was one of several announcements made at the TCA Summer Tour. Also picked up for a sophomore season was comedy “Flatbush Misdemeanors,” an adaptation of the digital series, while late night talk show “Desus & Mero” scored a fourth season order. Special “Return of the Taliban: A Vice Special Report” on Friday, September 10 at 8p will be followed by the Showtime Documentary Films premiere of “Detainee 001,” unpacking the mysteries surrounding John Walker Lindh, the young American found on the battlefield in Afghanistan alongside the people who were supposed to be his enemy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also in the works at Showtime: A pilot order was issued for “The Wood,” based on the feature film written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (“The Chi”). Famuyiwa will direct the pilot and executive produce with Justin Hillian (“The Chi”), who will write the script. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios.
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Netflix ordered three new UK unscripted shows, the streamer announced during the Edinburgh TV Festival. Naked’s “Snowflake Mountain” takes “a bunch of clueless kidults” to a survival retreat, where they realize how pampered their lives have been. Dancing competition “Dance Monsters,” from Lime Pictures, uses the power of VFX to energize the action. And in dating series “Dated and Related,” from Great Scott Media and Main Event Media, siblings help each other search for “the one.”
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CBS is developing “The Porch,” a comedy starring and exec produced by Jaime Pressly (“Mom”), from Kapital Entertainment and CBS Studios. The series centers on a divorced woman who returns to a home she couldn’t wait to leave to bury a mother she couldn’t stand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jenny Klein has been bumped up to showrunner of NBC limited series “The Thing About Pam” following the exit of Jessika Borsiczky over creative differences. The true crime story stars Renee Zellweger and Josh Duhamel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Noah Beck Tries Things” was renewed for a second season by AwesomenessTV. The docu-series stars TikTok star Beck, who co-developed and executive produces.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has found its Annie. Celina Smith (“Young Dylan”) landed the role of the plucky orphan in “Annie Live!”, airing Thursday, December 2 at 8p. Smith joins Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace and Tituss Burgess as Rooster.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix shared the voice cast for “Maya and the Three,” the story of a rebellious warrior princess. Among the stars onboard the animated series are Zoe Saldaña, Gabriel Iglesias, Allen Maldonado, Gael García Bernal, Alfred Molina, Kate del Castillo, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Rosie Perez, Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Gutiérrez, and Rita Moreno….Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) has been set as lead in the voice cast of another Netflix animated series, ”Magic: The Gathering.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logan Marshall-Green (“How It Ends”) landed a series regular role on season two of ABC drama “Big Sky.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docuseries “The Canvas: Los Angeles” premieres Wednesday, October 6 on Fuse. Season one’s eight half-hour episodes feature a different artist each week, offering a look at the diverse communities and culture of LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adult Swim coming-of-age comedy “Teenage Euthanasia” launches Sunday, September 19 at midnight. Set in near-future Florida, the series centers around the owners of the Tender Endings funeral home.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” following a team of female high school soccer players who get stranded in the wilderness, makes its debut Sunday, November 14 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 50th Annual Legislative Conference events will air on BET on Friday, September 17 (aka Foundation Day). Coverage kicks off at 7p with the National Town Hall, followed by the Phoenix Awards, hosted by Angela Bassett.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix special “Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!” premieres Tuesday, September 28. Hosted by Rob Lowe, the show from Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones (“Black Mirror”) promises to “examine the origins of everything from ‘Walking Away from an Explosion,’ to the ‘Meet-Cute,’ and ‘Females Running in Stilettos’.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shudder has acquired the horror films “Slapface” and “The Advent Calendar” ahead of their FrightFest premieres in London later this month. Shudder will release the films exclusively in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The newest selection for the Paley Center for Media 2021 programs, Paley Front Row presented by Citi: “Never Have I Ever,” offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Netflix series. Among those on hand will be creator Mindy Kaling.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shopify and TikTok are partnering to allow consumers to buy products directly in the TikTok app. In a pilot program, Shopify merchants will be able to add a shopping tab to their profiles and link to products within TikTok posts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu limited series “Nine Perfect Strangers” was the most-watched Hulu original ever on premiere day, as well as after five days on the service. The series, based on the book by Liane Moriarty, stars Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox News topped broadcast networks with total viewers in primetime for the week August 16, averaging 2,980,000 total viewers in primetime, versus 2,684,000 for NBC, 2,491,000 for CBS and 2,372,000 for ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries” scored ratings highs on Sunday night, propelling Hallmark Movies & Mysteries to be the #1 cable network in the 9p-11p time period and the #2 most-watched entertainment cable network in Total Day among Women 18+. The show averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers, 88,000 W25-54, and reached over 2.2 million Total Viewers, becoming the network’s #1 most-watched non-holiday original movie premiere to-date.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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