COOKING CHANNEL: ooking Channel: Man v. Food (Premiere) at 9pm
DISCOVERY+: Kiddie Kai (Premiere)
HGTV: Good Bones: Risky Business (Premiere) at 9pm
MTV: Teen Mom: The Next Chapter (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Bee and PuppyCat (Premiere)
OWN: Queen Sugar (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: Claim to Fame (Finale) at 10p
BET: The Murder Inc. Story (Finale)
FX: What We Do in the Shadows (Finale) at 10p
HBO: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions (Finale) at 10p

Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power,” which premiered with two episodes on September 1, drew over 25 million viewers on its first day, reports Amazon. “It is somehow fitting that Tolkien’s stories – among the most popular of all time, and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre – have led us to this proud moment,” said Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke. “I am so grateful to the Tolkien Estate – and to our showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew – for their tireless collaborative efforts and boundless creative energy. And it is the tens of millions of fans watching – clearly as passionate about Middle-earth as we are – who are our true measure of success.” Prime Video secure rights for the show from the Tolkien estate in 2017, with a commitment for five seasons.
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CNN White House correspondent John Harwood has left the news net. “Today’s my last day at CNN,” he posted on Twitter on Friday. “Look forward to figuring out what’s next.” A reason for his departure wasn’t given, but as CNN shifts to a more neutral tone under new chairman and CEO Chris Licht, Donald Trump critic Harwood – “The Republican party right now is being led by a dishonest demagogue,” he noted on Friday – might not be considered a fit. “We appreciate John’s work covering the White House, and we wish him all the best,” said a CNN spokesperson.
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Netflix has moved the debut of its ad-supported tier to as early as November 1, from an “early 2023” timeline announced in July. That gives the streamer a head start on Disney+’s ad-supported tier, Disney+ Basic, slated to arrive December 8. The Wall Street Journal reports Netflix is looking at a $65 CPM and wants advertisers to sign up for a year-long commitment.
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Google and it YouTube app offered updates on plans to limit the spread of misinformation in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. Google is rolling out features on Google Search to help with “how to vote” queries, and launching a new feature that will help readers discover local and regional news from different states. YouTube will recommend election content from authoritative sources like PBS NewsHour, The Wall Street Journal, Univision, and local ABC, CBS, NBC affiliates. On its homepage, YouTube will show reminders on voter registration and election resources, and misleading content and content that incites violence is being removed.
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Big winners at night one of the Creative Emmy Awards included Disney+’s “The Beatles: Get Back” and CBS’ “Adele: One Night Only,” which each scored five wins on Saturday. Netflix’s “Love on the Spectrum” and CBS’ “Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show” each won three trophies. Netflix’s “Arcane” was the first streaming show to win Best Animated Comedy, while HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” picked up its seventh win for writing. President Barack Obama was the second US president – after Dwight Eisenhower – to win an Emmy, for narrating Netflix’s “Our National Parks.”
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Sunday’s Emmy ceremony brought five wins each for HBO’s “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus,” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Nathan Lane won his first guest star Emmy after a record seven nominations in the category, for “Only Murders in the Building.” In more firsts, Disney+ won its first Emmy in a top program category, for TV movie “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” which is the first animated movie to take the prize. Footage from the two events will be edited for a two-hour show set to air on FXX on September 10.
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Talker “The Jennifer Hudson Show” kicks off September 12 with guest Simon Cowell. Hudson appeared on season three of “American Idol,” and placed seventh (Fantasia Barrino was first).
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Fuse doc “The Revolution Generation” premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 9p. The film focuses on Millennials’ activism.
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ViX+ is presenting the film “Mexzombies,” a horror comedy by Mexican director Chava Cartas, at different festivals around the world. The production will arrive exclusively on the ViX+ streaming service before the end of the year. “It was a real adventure to have made the first zombie movie in decades and to have found a story in this genre that connects with the heart of the audience – both young and old,” said Chava Cartas, the film’s director.
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Prime Video users will have to wait three days before reviews of the streamer’s original content can be posted, per a new policy. The waiting period, which has been phased in since early summer, is aimed at minimizing offensive content and authenticating that comments are from actual viewers.
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In August, Warner Bros. Discovery portfolio viewers watched on average 7 hours and 39 minutes of TV weekly, nearly an hour longer than the closest competitor, according to Nielsen.
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Food Network closed out August tied as the #3 overall cable network in prime among W18-34, #4 non-news/sports network among W25-54 in prime and as the #2 non-news/sports in Total Day. The last Sunday of the month saw the sophomore season of “Alex vs. America” hit a new series high among P25-54 (.5 Live+3 rating), P18+ (.7), and W18+ (.9).
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