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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/1/22)
AMC+: Pantheon (Premiere)
BET+: The Family Business (Premiere)
HISTORY: Mountain Men (Premiere) at 8pm
HULU: Bloods (Premiere)
HULU/PEACOCK: The Mighty Ones (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Off the Hook (Premiere)
NETFLIX: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Premiere)
SUNDANCE: It Couldn’t Happen Here (Premiere) at 10pm
SUNDANCE NOW: The Secrets She Keeps (Premiere)
USA: Race for the Championship (Premiere) at 10pm
FREEFORM: Good Trouble (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: No Demo Reno (Finale) at 9pm
INSP: Wild West Chronicles (Finale) at 8pm

Bundle up: Paramount+ and Showtime have combined into a single service, giving subscribers access to content from both streamers. A promotional discount offers the new Paramount+ with Showtime bundle for up to 33% off through October 2. “This singular user experience streamlines sign-up and enhances discovery, and this lower price will allow more households to enjoy this exceptional combined entertainment offering,” said Tom Ryan, President and CEO of Paramount Global Streaming. Showtime will continue to be available separately.
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Young people watch the news, they just don’t like it, according to a study conducted by the Media Insight Project. Among people ages 16 to 40, 79% said they get news daily, with 71% citing social media as a source. But only 32% said they enjoy following news, down from 53% seven years ago.
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California passed a children’s online safety bill, restricting data collection on websites likely to be accessed by minors. The California Age-Appropriate Design Code would prohibit operators of websites from sharing their personal information, unless necessary to provide a specific service the minor is actively using, or unless collecting or sharing the information is in minors’ best interests. Sites would be required to implement privacy-protective default settings for minors unless they can show a compelling reason for a less privacy-protecting setting.
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Families are shifting from linear TV, according to a study commissioned by Future Today, with 62% of respondents who stream kids and family-focused programming saying they no longer have access to linear TV and 90% saying they rarely watch it when they do. Of the families surveyed, 85% of the parents fall in the 25-44 age range; 36% are more likely to identify as Black; and 78% are more likely to identify as Hispanic. Ninety-eight percent of families said they love watching TV and 81% agreed that TV is their favorite form of entertainment. The upshot? “For advertisers trying to reach a diverse and engaged audience, buying kids and family-focused inventory presents a rich opportunity,” said Vikrant Mathur, Co-Founder, Future Today.
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HGTV has ordered a new eight-episode season of “Lil Jon Wants To Do What?”, starring rapper/renovator Lil Jon. The series attracted more than 12.7 million total viewers in its freshman run.
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Also renewed is HBO Max’s “Harley Quinn,” for season four. Sarah Peters (“Nathan For You”), who has written on the adult animated comedy since season one and currently serves as consulting producer, will be elevated to executive producer and serve as showrunner for the next go-round.
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A Baltimore police report says that reports of extortion on the set of Apple TV+’s “Lady in the Lake” are “inaccurate.” A crew member who claimed he was threatened by two men brandishing a gun while demanding $50,000 retracted his statement. Police say the scuffle involved a street vendor upset that he had not been compensated by the production for lost business.
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Casting notes: Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) and Elsie Fisher (“Lucky Man”) have joined the season two cast of Prime Video’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty.”…Tig Notaro will be featured in Apple TV+ drama “The Morning Show” in a major recurring role….Tone Bell (“Disjointed”) and Tasha Smith (“Boston Common”) will star with Michelle Buteau in Netflix comedy “Survival of the Thickest.”
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Bravo promises “icy drama” when season three of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” premieres Wednesday, September 28 at 9p.
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“La Mujer del Diablo” (“The Devil’s Woman”) is returning to ViX+ for a second season. The original cast will reprise their roles for the new season.
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Season 15 of CNBC’s “American Greed” returns Tuesday, September 15 at 10p with “The Polygamist & The Bio Fuel Baron,” following Jacob Kingston, a CEO who appears to be a rising star in Utah’s fledgling biofuel industry, until a member of a secretive polygamist group called The Order reveals that Kingston, one of the group’s prominent members, is committing a 1.1 billion-dollar fraud.
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CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” returns for season seven on Wednesday, September 7 at 10p. Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel herself”) kicks things off with the newly released Nissan Z.
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Sago Mini Friends,” a new animated series for young viewers based on the Sago Mini World app, developed by Sago Mini, premieres Friday, September 16 on Apple TV+.
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New episodes of OWN’s “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” launch Saturday, September 10 at 8p. The new season rehashes the fallout from Melody and Martell’s relationship as the two reconnect, and Melody admits to Stormi that she is cautiously moving forward with him.
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All six episodes of Welsh psychological thriller “The Light in the Hall” drop Thursday, September 15 on Sundance Now and AMC+.
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Ten-part docuseries “Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin,” capturing athletes at the peak of their powers, premieres Monday, September 5 at 9:30p on National Geographic.
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Documentary “Picturing the Obamas,” about President Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on September 10. “When we unveiled the Obamas’ portraits, everyone in the room knew we were witnessing a moment in history,” said Kim Sajet, Director, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. “But I don’t think anyone anticipated the emotional impact these artworks would ultimately have on so many Americans across the country.”
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“The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!”, from “Solar Opposites” creator Justin Roiland, drops October 17 on Hulu. Voice cast includes Roiland, Zach Hadel, Pamela Adlon, Vatche Panos, and Karl Wahlgren.
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HLN special “Runaway Mom: The Sherry Papini Story” premieresSunday, September 18 at 10p, on the eve of the sentencing of the California woman whose disappearance was a shocking hoax.
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The first of four original Fox Nation films, “The Shell Collector,” is available starting today, September 1. The film is adapted from the novel by Nancy Naigle.
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Labor Day special: “CNN Special Report: The Baby Business” explores the fertility industry on Monday, September 5 at 9p.
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Newsy will devote hundreds of hours of airtime to special programming on mental health this month, in a series called “America’s Breakdown: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis.” Programming produced by Newsy, the Scripps national news team and Scripps Local Media will air across day- and night-time hours and include produced reports devoted to mental health, four weekly deep-dive specials, an original documentary and a 30-second PSA directing viewers to additional resources, culminating in a town hall event.
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Nickelodeon and the NFL, in conjunction with CBS Sports, are bringing back NFL Slimetime for a second season starting September 14 at 7p. Blending Nick-ified highlights, expert advice and special guest appearances, the half-hour series (23 episodes) will regularly air Wednesdays at 7p on Nickelodeon through February 15, with episodes available to stream on Paramount+ the following day.
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Monday night’s US Open Opening Night match with a seemingly retiring Serena Williams averaged 2.7 million viewers for the match with the audience peaking in the last quarter-hour (9 – 9:15p) at 3.2 million. Anticipation helped push the network to a first day average of 1.7 million viewers for “PrimeTime at the US Open presented by IBM,” an increase of 279% over last year and up 40% over the previous high in 2019.
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ESPN reports that morning debate show “First Take” saw double-digit viewership growth in August, as well as multiple special shows outside of its usual Seaport Studio. Overall, “First Take” was up 12% vs. 2021, averaging 323,000 viewers. This also marks the show’s most-watched August since 2019.
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Television editor Tucker Wiard died of complications of heart failure. He was 80. Wiard won five Primetime Emmy Awards, including for “The Carol Burnett Show” and “Murphy Brown.”
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Character actor Richard Roat passed away August 5 at age 89. Roat’s numerous TV credits included such classics as “Cheers,” “Seinfeld,” “Happy Days,” “Friends” and more.
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Casting director Andrea Mackay died August 27 of a form of blood cancer. She was 70. In addition to considerable film work, Mackey cast TV series including “A Million Little Things,” “Magic City” and “Memphis Beat,” among others.
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Actor William Reynolds died August 24 from complications from pneumonia. He was 90. Reynolds was best known for his role as Special Agent Tom Colby on “The F.B.I.”
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