08/19/19: CBS cancels Instinct; Vice News finds a new home; Chrisley Knows Best star says show will go on

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Tonight’s Premieres:

CW: I Ship It at 9:30p
Food Network: Family Restaurant Rivals at 10p
HGTV: Hidden Potential at 9p and 9:30p
 
Tonight’s Finales:
Fox: Beat Shazam at 8p

MTV: Teen Mom OG at 9p

 

IN THE NEWS
 
CBS is not ordering a third season of drama Instinct. What will now be the series finale airs Sunday, August 25. “Is it too soon to ask for a reboot?” posted series creator/EP Michael Rauch.
 
Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Walking Dead and Lone Star Law were all hit with fines by the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau for “misusing” the Wireless Emergency Alert tones. “We remain concerned about the misuse of the EAS codes and EAS and WEA Attention Signals, or simulations thereof, to capture audience attention during advertisements; dramatic, entertainment, and educational programs, and at any other time that there is no genuine alert, authorized test, or authorized PSA about the EAS or WEA that is accompanied by an appropriate disclaimer,” said the FCC. Kimmel was fined $395,000, TWD $104,000 and Law $68,000.
 
Vice News Tonight, canceled by HBO in June, has found a new home on Viceland. “VNT is going to a wider audience as we bring it home to our television network and make it the centerpiece of a primetime block built off of the VICE news voice and sensibility,” said Vice Media news and entertainment head Jesse Angelo. “This bold move shows how much our company believes in this team and now it will have all the support and attention it deserves throughout the VICE ecosystem and beyond.”
 
YouTube is altering its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos in an effort to improve fairness in the creator ecosystem. “One concerning trend we’ve seen is aggressive manual claiming of very short music clips used in monetized videos. These claims can feel particularly unfair, as they transfer all revenue from the creator to the claimant, regardless of the amount of music claimed,” said YouTube in a blog post. Going forward, YouTube policies will forbid copyright owners from using its Manual Claiming tool to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music. The change only impacts claims made with the Manual Claiming tool, where the rightsholder is actively reviewing the video.
 
Season eight of USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best is on track, despite stars Todd and Julie Chrisley being indicted on charges including bank fraud and tax evasion. “We are getting back to work after this distraction and our show hasn’t been canceled,” said Todd Chrisley, explaining in an Instagram post that a former employee out for revenge used falsified documents to convince the U.S. Attorney’s office to bring charges.
 

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
 

Upcoming short-form digital service Quibi ordered cooking competition Dismantled, starring Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Series hails from Linda Lea, Good Egg Entertainment and Electus.
 
Drew Barrymore is shooting a pilot for a potential daytime talk show for CBS Television Distribution, reports Variety. The Santa Clarita Diet star would exec produce as well as host.
 
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Agent King, focused on Elvis Presley as a spy, got a series order from Netflix. Animated comedy comes from Priscilla Presley, John Eddie, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Television and Authentic Brands Group. “From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world! Agent King lets him do just that,” said Priscilla Presley.
 
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: August 16-18
Good Boys (Universal) $21.0 million, opening weekend
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)$14.1 million (week 3), cume revenue $133.7 million
The Lion King (Buena Vista) $11.9 million (week 5), cume revenue $496.2 million
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Sony) $10.5 million, opening weekend
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Lionsgate) $10.1 million (week 2), cume revenue $40.2 million
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Entertainment Studios) $9.0 million, opening weekend
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount) $8.5 million (week 2), cume revenue $33.9 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony) $71.6 million (week 4), cume revenue $114.3 million
Blinded by the Light (Warner Bros.) $4.5 million, opening weekend
The Art of Racing in the Rain (Fox) $4.4 million (week 2), cume revenue $16.9 million
Source: Comscore
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
Netflix’s Raising Dion is set to debut Friday, October 4. Sci-fi family drama follows a single mom who discovers her son has magical abilities. The same day, season 5 of Peaky Blinders drops on the streamer.
 
Showtime released the first two episodes of new dark comedy series On Becoming a God in Central Florida, starring Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), online for free sampling. The episodes are available on YouTube and  SHO.com. Official premiere date: Sunday, August 25 at 10p.  
 
Disney Junior‘s Mickey and the Roadster Racers will premiere its third season with a new title,  Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures, and an updated version of the “Hot Dog!” song, on Monday, October 14 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW. A new series of shorts, Hot Diggity-Dog Tales, also makes its debut that day.
 
New ID series The Lies That Bind premieres on Thursday, August 22 at 10p. Another ID newcomer, The Murder Tapes, offering taped footage from murder cases, launches Wednesday, August 28 at 10p, following the season nine premiere of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda.
 
CASTING
 
Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), Michael Sheen (The Good Fight) and Sian Clifford (Fleabag) will star in Quiz, the AMC/ITV drama about the UK’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? cheating scandal…Niecy Nash (Claws) is set to recur in FX limited series Mrs. America.
 
QVC cooking brand casting Celeb Chef / Culinary Influencer / Food TV host to act as spokesperson. Credibility in the food space with a passion for cooking and kitchen products. Brand Representative has command and confidence while also being authentic, warm and energetic. Shoots live in suburban Philadelphia based around talents availability.  Web links or EPK toCasting Director Sean De Simone [email protected]
 
STREAMING
 
Amazon launched a new campaign urging consumers to cut the cord. The “Free Your TV” campaign offers case studies of people who have ditched cable or satellite for Fire TV, and a “Cord Cutting 101” site includes instructions on how to switch to streaming.
 
Another promotion by Amazon, for its Emmy-nominated, 1950s-set The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, may have worked too well. Amazon rolled back prices to 1959 levels in LA on items including blowouts and pastrami sandwiches, but the 30 cents-a-gallon gas offer forced traffic congestion so bad police had to shut it down. The series is up for 20 Emmy Awards this season. 
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RATINGS
 
Live+3 ratings from Bravo: The Real Housewives of Potomac delivered 753,000 P18-49 (up +10% versus the prior week’s episode). Below Deck Mediterranean was the second most-watched episode of the series-to-date among total viewers, delivering 1.3 million  P18-49 (up +3% versus the prior week’s episode), and Million Dollar Listing NY was the highest-rated episode since the S6 finale among P18-49 and total viewers, delivering 590,000 P18-49 (up +17% versus the prior week’s episode), and 1.4 million total viewers (up +12%).
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Thursday, August 15 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 3.92 million
Big Bang Theory 4.15, Young Sheldon 3.99, Big Brother 4.40, Elementary 3.12
NBC: 3.74 million
The Wall 4.16, Ellen’s Game of Games 3.90, Law & Order: SVU 3.15
FOX: 3.02 million
MasterChef 3.45, Spin the Wheel 2.59
ABC: 2.31 million
Holey Moley 2.88, Family Food Fight 1.98, Reef Break 2.08
TELEMUNDO: 1.03 million
Exatlon Estados Unidos 0.93, El Final del Paraiso 1.27, Preso No. 1 0.96
UNIVISION: 0.96 million
La Reina Soy Yo 1.22, Reina Soy Yo 1.22, Sin Miedio a La Verdad 0.82
CW: 0.80 million
The Outpost 0.90, Two Second Horror Stories 0.71

Thursday A18-49 Ratings
CBS 0.7/4, NBC 0.7/4, FOX 0.7/4, ABC o.4/2, TELE 0.4/2, UNI 0.3/2, CW 0.2/1
 
This Day in History
1950 – ABC launched Saturday morning kids’ shows.
 
Answer to our last trivia question
What long-running series originated as a segment on Love, American Style in 1969? Happy Days. Kudos to: Corey Lambert-Showtime Networks/NYC, Kaylor Davies-Go To Team/Charleston, Jon Krongard-Wonderama/NYC, Kevin Moran-Blarney Productions/Pasadena, CA, Greg Stewart/LA, Randy Ingram-WISH/WNDY-TV/Indianapolis, Arthur Reinstein-Corus Entertainment/Toronto, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, Frank Nicotero/Studio City, Judith Margolis-The Back Room/Dallas, Richard Quan-Heat/San Francisco, Wendy Holms-KCNC-TV/Denver, Aaron Paquette-Screen Engine/Fort Worth, TX, Brandon Lynch-GTZB/Dallas, Charlie Conner-KOKI/KMYT/Tulsa
 
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PointsBet/Denver: 
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MONDAY AUGUST 19

ABC: Bachelor in Paradise, Grand Hotel
CBS: The Neighborhood, Big Bang Theory, Big Bang Theory, Mom, Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, I Ship It [p]
FOX: Beat Shazam [f], So You Think You Can Dance
NBC: American Ninja Warrior, Dateline NBC
PBS: Antiques Roadshow, Antiques Roadshow, POV
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, El Final del Paraiso, Preso No. 1
Univision: La Reina Soy Yo, Juntos, el Corazon Nunca Se Equivoca, Sin Miedo a la Verdad
 

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