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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 9/8/22)
DISCOVERY+: Paranormal Caught on Camera (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Cars on the Road (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory (Premiere)
DISNEY+: Growing Up (Premiere)
FYI: Barrett-Jackson: Revved Up (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Renovation Impossible (Premiere) at 9pm
HULU: Wedding Season (Premiere)
HULU: The Zone: Survival Mission (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Entrapped (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Imperfects (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Who Likes My Followers? (Premiere)
PARAMOUNT+: The Good Fight (Premiere)
PEACOCK: Last Light (Premiere)
THE ROKU CHANNEL: Emeril Tailgates (Premiere)
ABC: The Con (Fiinale) at 10pm

Good news/bad news for Elon Musk. The billionaire will be allowed to amend his countersuit against Twitter, as he maneuvers to get out of his $44 billion deal to buy the social networking company. Musk’s lawyers had asked a Delaware Chancery Court judge to include a whistleblower complaint from Twitter’s former head of security, Peiter Zatko, that accuses Twitter of lax cybersecurity and reacting inadequately to spam accounts. But Musk’s request for a trial extension was denied. The longer the delay until trial, “the greater the risk of irreparable harm to Twitter,” said the judge. “Indeed, Twitter has represented that the anticipated risk of harm has materialized over the course of this litigation.” The start of the trial is set for October 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

What to expect from former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who starts work at MSNBC next week? “My business is not rage,” said Psaki at Vox Media’s Code Conference. “What I hope to do is bring that passion for explaining things, debunking things, calling out BS when you see it to my next job.” At MSNBC Psaki will cover the election and other issues, and host a streaming series in 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In the wake of a $42 million haul from Netflix, the WGA has settled arbitration against Amazon for more than $4 million in underpaid residuals and interest owed to screenwriters for films produced or acquired by Amazon. “Like Netflix, Amazon had been systematically undervaluing imputed license fees on theatrical films where it was both the producer and the distributor,” WGA West leaders told members. “Amazon even underpaid residuals on films it acquired from independent producers, imputing a low license fee for these films rather than paying the writer a residual of 1.2% of the actual license fee paid to the producer, as required by the MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement).”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox unveiled “the ultimate celebrity social experiment” on Wednesday, during Fox Entertainment Fall Press Day. “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test” (wt) will have celebrities endure grueling challenges from the playbook of the actual Special Forces selection process. Participants include Danny Amendola, Mel B, Hannah Brown, Tyler Florence, Kate Gosselin, Dwight Howard, Montell Jordan, Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Beverley Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Mike Piazza, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Anthony Scaramucci and Jamie Lynn Spears. “In many ways, it is more about mental strength than physical strength,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials. “It’s an eye-opening glimpse into the most intense training in the world and gives a taste of the grit and bravery our armed forces show on a daily basis, which was a life-changing experience for these celebrities.” The series produced by Minno Films is set to debut in January 2023.
(Source: Cynopsis)

That wasn’t Fox’s only big news. A three-night event, “LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular,” hosted by Will Arnett, will feature guest appearances by Leslie Jordan, Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines and Finesse Mitchell starting Monday, December 19 at 8p. And anthology series “Accused” has added Margo Martindale, Molly Parker, Rachel Bilson and Jack Davenport to star in episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry inked a deal with Fox and landed a script commitment for spy drama “Jenny Is a Weapon.” The series follows a housewife who discovers she has psychic powers and is recruited by the government to save the world.
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“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” landed a second season on HBO Max.“We are beyond excited to continue telling stories with our amazing group of little liars—exploring their friendships, their romances, their secrets, and their status as scream queens supreme!”, said co-creators Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lindsay Calhoon Bring. “Eternal thanks to the fans who have embraced this new, horror-version of ‘Pretty Little Liars’.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Producer and distributor Endeavor Content (“Severance”) has rebranded as Fifth Season. Earlier this year the company spun out of Endeavor, finalized a transaction with Korea’s CJ ENM that valued the business around $1 billion, and was positioned as an independent studio. The resulting structure gives CJ a majority stake in Fifth Season, while Endeavor retains a 20% stake.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer John Preston and Executive Producer Ellie Wood of Clearwood Films are joining forces for “Runners,” a multi-part drama that chronicles the creation of The Bow Street Runners, the world’s first police. Banijay Rights will distribute globally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Cherry Jones (“Succession”), Luis Guzman (“Shamless”), Hong Chau (“Watchmen”) and Reed Birney (“Succession”) have joined the cast of Peacock mystery drama “Poker Face.”…Australian actor Michael Bishop (“Spin”) will play Jonathan Kent in season three of CW’s “Superman & Lois.” He replaces Jordan Elsass.
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A production item of a different kind: Fox Entertainment, ReserveBar and Next Century Spirits have partnered to create TruthTeller 1839 Bourbon, a new liquor tied to Fox’s upcoming drama, “Monarch.” The double-barreled straight bourbon whiskey will be available when the series premieres Sunday, September 11. “In ‘Monarch,’ we found a unique way to authentically reflect our commitment to innovation, opening new touchpoints for fandom and cultural connection,” said Tilmann Gruber, Fox Entertainment’s SVP, Strategy and Operations.
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Fox’s “The Masked Singer” will have a new format when it returns for season eight on Wednesday, September 21 at 8p. Each episode will feature several performances by disguised celebrities, but the studio audience will vote for their favorite, and the singer with the least amount of votes will unmask mid-show. That celebrity will get a front row seat in the Masked Singer VIP section to watch the rest of the competition and the second unmasking. In addition, the Top Two singers face off in a Battle Royale performance of the same song. The winner will be on to the next week’s episode against new competition, and the other will unmask. The three finalists left standing after each round will compete in the semi-finals.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new afternoon show will launch in 16 E.W. Scripps stations on September 12, in some markets replacing “Ellen.” Upbeat “Afternoon Focus,” a collaboration between Scripps Local Media and Scripps Networks divisions, will feature original content as well as stories from across Scripps. Hosts are Julie Grant (“Court TV”) and Rob Nelson (“Morning Rush”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of HBO Max streetwear competition “The Hype” kicks off Thursday, September 22 with three episodes. Speedy Morman hosts the series, featuring Co-Signers Offset, Bephie Birkett, and Marni Senofonte.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lucky season 13 of “Gold Rush” launches Friday, September 30 at 8p on Discovery, as new miners flood gold fields amid increased competition to hit a big payday.
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Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito will introduce an autistic character on “Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go” on Monday, September 12 at 8:30a. Bruno the Brake Car will be voiced by autistic actor Chuck Smith.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Super/Natural,” utilizing cutting-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of animals, premieres September 21 on Disney+. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, the series is exec produced by James Cameron.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-series “Hostages” premieres Wednesday, September 28 at 9p on HBO. The four-parter follows the international crisis that unfolded in 1979, when Iranian student activists stormed the US embassy in Tehran.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eh-oh! A refreshed version of UK kids’ show “Teletubbies premieres on Netflix on November 14, as part of the streamer’s preschool slate. Tituss Burgess (“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) will narrate.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There’s a new creepy series in discovery+’s “Ghostober” lineup. “We Bought a Funeral Home,” documenting an unconventional renovation, debuts Saturday, October 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Norteados con Don Cheto,” Estrella Media’s new one-hour scripted comedy series, will have the first dual platform launch for the Estrella TV network. The series expands on the characters of the radio show, “Don Cheto Al Aire,” featuring Don Cheto, Chino, Gisselle Bravo, and Said Garcia, and premieres with three episodes on Samsung TV Plus on September 15. Two weekly, back-to-back episodes will air on EstrellaTV on September 22 at 8p and 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season ten of Univision’s “Mira Quien Baila” premieres on October 9 at 8p. Television presenter and actress Chiquinquirá Delgado returns as host of the dancing competition.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”) has signed on to narrate Lifetime’s “Meet Marry Murder.” The series premiers Monday, October 3 at 9p as part of Lifetime’s Life & Crime Mondays.
(Source: Cynopsis)

DreamWorks Animation 10-parter “Abominable and The Invisible City”makes its debut on Peacock and Hulu on October 5. The comedy adventure is based on the 2019 film “Abominable.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Sports is debuting new logos for “Sunday Night Football” and “Football Night in America” this season. “We are excited to introduce this new brand system that continues to be distinct within the marketplace,” said Mark Levy, Senior Vice President, Original Productions and Creative, NBC Sports. “The new design is streamlined with a focus on signature typography that is uniquely NBC. The incorporation of the Peacock head from the iconic network logo was the creative inspiration for the SNF brand.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 14 lineup at its press event on Wednesday. The iPhone 14 Pro and Max feature camera upgrades and run on what Apple said is the fastest microchip ever used in a smartphone. Apple’s watch and AirPods wireless earpods also got upgrades.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ESPN reports that Tuesday’s Aces/Storm WNBA Game 3 ranked as the second most-watched WNBA postseason game on ABC ever. The matchup averaged 905,000 viewers, peaking at 1.4 million. Through six games, the WNBA Playoff Semifinals are up 56% over 2021 numbers.
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In syndication the week of August 22, “Divorce Court” (0.5, up 25%), with new host Star Jones, jumped into fourth place among court shows. “Judge Judy” (4.2, down 7%) ruled the legal category for the 1,353rd week in a row, and “Family Feud” won the game show category for the fourth straight week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The linear audience for episode three of HBO’s “House of the Dragon”drew 2.5 million viewers across four airings on Labor Day weekend, according to Nielsen, versus 3.2 million for the premiere and 3.5 million for episode two. But viewing was up 27% on HBO Max versus episode two; combine Nielsen numbers and first party data and viewership has exceeded 16 million for the most recent installment.
(Source: Cynopsis)


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