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TYLER PERRY’S TOO CLOSE TO HOME
It’s Tyler Perry’s dramalicous new series that everyone’s talking about!
It’s full of sexy, shocking twists and turns as a small town girl’s secrets and lies erupt in an unbelievable scandal. Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home, Mondays 9/8c on TLC
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Good morning. It’s Thursday August 25, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.
A&E: Behind Bars: Rookie Year at 10p
Animal Planet: Rugged Justice at 10p
CMT: Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team at 9p, I Love Kellie Pickler at 10p
HGTV: Desert Flippers at 11p
ID: Blood Relatives at 10p
FYI: Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown at 9p
ID: Deadly Sins at 9p
VICE: Dead Set on Life at 10p
WE tv: Braxton Family Values at 9p
Bad news for Connie Britton fans. It appears the Nashville star is set to exit the country music drama’s upcoming fifth season on CMT, after appearing in 10 of 22 episodes. Negotiations with the actress on the length of her commitment to Season 5 are reportedly ongoing. The former ABC show makes its debut on CMT on Thursday, January 5 at 9p.
Spike’s Lip Sync Battle is going live for the first time on Sunday, September 11 at 8p. One-hour special Lip Sync Battle: All-Stars LIVE showcases popular past performers including John Legend, Olivia Munn, Terry Crews and more.
Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith told an audience of British television executives that creating content that matters to young people is good for business and the future of television. Smith stressed that media had to respond to shifting demands of younger audiences, noting that Baby Boomers’ “stranglehold on media and advertising” was finally being broken by “a highly educated, ethnically diverse, global-thinking, hard-to-reach generation.” Regarding rumors that Disney is reported to be interested in upping its 18 percent stake in Vice, Smith said the prospect was tempting, as Disney would preserve Vice’s autonomy. “If you look at Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm, they all went through the roof after Disney. It’s a great place for brands. They don’t want to make Vice like Disney, they want to give us autonomy, make mistakes and be their laboratory.”
Bravo Media’s three-part reunion of The Real Housewives of New York City begins Wednesday, August 31 at 9p. Host Andy Cohen brings Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Julianne “Jules” Wainstein back together to dish everything that went down on the reality series.
Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham will perform live from the red carpet at the 2016 MTV VMA Pre-Show on Sunday, August 28 at 8p. DJ Khaled, Charlamagne Tha God, and Lizzo will host the show that leads into the MTV Video Music Awards live at 9p.
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Disney Channel greenlit vampire comedy pilot Forever Boys. The potential series centers on three brothers, portrayed by Liam Attridge, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly of the band Forever In Your Mind.
WE tv ordered Hustle & Soul, produced by Big Fish Entertainment. Docu-series follows owner/head chef Lawrence Page and the staff of Brooklyn’s Pink Tea Cup restaurant. Premieres early 2017.
CMT issued a pilot commitment to His Wives & Daughters. The hour-long comedy centers on the cunning wives and daughters of country music legend Eddie Ray Banks.
Bella Thorne re-teams with the group behind Lifetime’s Perfect High as co-EP of Drink, Slay, Love. The TV-movie, based on the Sarah Beth Durst novel of the same name, follows Pearl, a 16-year-old vampire. The Fosters’ Cierra Ramirez stars.
After its “Dive Into Summer” programming event went swimmingly, Travel Channel picked up more water-themed shows. Series renewals include Xtreme Waterparks and Top Secret Swimming Holes. The Top Secret franchise will include newcomers Top Secret Waterfalls and Top Secret Beaches. 2017 slate also features two Beachin’ RV specials.
BBC One commissioned Scottish drama Trust Me from RED Production Company. The four-part drama tells the story of Cathy, a hardworking nurse who, having lost her job for whistleblowing, is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter.
Starz ordered a fourth season of Survivor’s Remorse. The comedy’s third season averaged 2.9 million viewers per episode among all reportable platforms, an increase of more than 20 percent over Season 2 and 60 percent above Season 1.
Comedy Central is moving forward with an untitled weekly series starring James Davis, host of Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis, the net’s most-watched Snapchat original show. The untitled program is set to premiere in January 2017.
Hear from CBS Interactive, Brightcove, Frank M. Magid Associates & People Entertainment Weekly during our webinar on September 20th, “Newest Strategies for OTT Success.” Find out how to maximize the monetization of OTT content plus much more by registering today.
Exclusive: Pitbull: Beyond Worldwide premieres Tuesday, October 4 at 8p on Fuse. The half hour special, which coincides with the release of Pitbull’s new EP, Climate Change, includes exclusive interview footage as well as a collection of music videos.
ID premieres the sixth and final installment of The Vanishing Women on Monday, August 29 at 10p. The one-hour finale features new, case-breaking developments in the investigation of six missing and deceased women from small-town Chillicothe, Ohio.
National Geographic commemorates the 15th anniversary of September 11 with a daylong television tribute. Programming begins Sunday, September 11 at 12p with encores of Giuliani’s 9/11, CIA Confidential: Hunt for Bin Laden, CIA Confidential: 9/11 Mastermind, Witness: D.C. 9/11, 9/11: The Firemen’s Story, miniseries Inside 9/11 and George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview. The premiere of new compilation special, 9/11: The Longest War, airing at 9p, wraps things up.
The 29th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will be broadcast Friday, September 30 at 10p on PBS. Winners announced to date include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Leadership Award), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz (Literature Award), actress/singer Angelica Maria (Legend Award), and Latin music breakout star J Balvin (Vision Award).
GSN’s Hellevator returns for a second season on Friday, October 7 at 9p with a special four-week event. The horror-themed game show will feature four teams descending into an abandoned slaughterhouse in the hopes of emerging $50,000 richer.
Azteca America‘s La Isla, La Revancha premieres Monday, August 29 at 8p. This season, the survival reality show brings back the most determined participants from seasons past.
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman returns Tuesday, August 30 at 10p on Science Channel. Freeman takes a deeper look at the science behind some of society’s most controversial topics.
Season 3 of The Royals bows Sunday, December 4 at 10p on E!, as Queen Helena searches for answers surrounding the death of her first-born son Robert.
WWII’S Most Daring Raids premieres Sunday, September 18 at 9p on Smithsonian Channel. Series explores some of the most dangerous and remarkable commando raids of the war.
Viceland has announced premiere dates for several series. The sophomore season of F*@k, That’s Delicious bows Thursday, September 1 at 10p. Abandoned debuts Friday, September 2 at 10p. Gaycation, hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, premieres Wednesday, September 7 at 10:30p and Weediquette is back for season two on Wednesday, August 31 at 10p.
Those Who Can’t returns for a second season on Thursday, October 6 at 10:30p. The truTV comedy features three trouble-making teachers, played by show creators and EPs Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix, with Maria Thayer (Eagleheart) starring as the school librarian.
NASCAR and Nickelodeon join forces to take viewers inside the world of NASCAR racing with the return NASCAR Hammer Down, premiering Friday, September 23 at 9:30p on Nicktoons. Season 3 features eight, 15-minute episodes hosted by Karsyn Elledge, granddaughter of Dale Earnhardt and daughter of Kelley Earnhardt Miller.
Food Network’s Star Plates launches Tuesday, September 27 at 11p, with celebs working with professional chefs to cook and serve in restaurant kitchens.
Nashville makes it AXS TV debut on Saturday, October 1 at 9p. The network will air back-to-back episodes every Saturday at 9p and 10p. Programming kicks off at 3:30p with an encore presentation of The Big Interview, following host Dan Rather as he tours some of the series’ sets and speaks with stars Connie Britton and Charles Esten.
Hulu has acquired ESPN Films’ 30 for 30: Doc & Daryl. The documentary series focuses on the fall of two of the New York Mets’ biggest stars of the 80s.
In other Hulu news, the Season 5 premiere of Bar Rescue begins streaming on Sunday, August 28.
And still more… Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016 continues with “Bonus Poop” streaming Thursday, August 25 on Hulu.
Neil Gaiman fantasy drama American Gods launches exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2017. Series will be available in Germany, Austria, the UK and Japan.
Showtime celebrates the 10-year anniversary launch of Dexter the show bowed on October 1, 2006 – with a special campaign. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite episodes of the series in a bracket-style competition on SHO.com over the course of four weeks. The top 10 picks will culminate in an on-air #Dexter10 Fan Marathon on Saturday, October 1.
Discovery Networks International is working on two-hour documentary event, Rise of the Warrior Apes. Project tells the story of a troop of chimpanzees in Ngogo, Uganda, premiering on Discovery Networks International’s portfolio of factual networks and on Animal Planet in the US in early 2017.
YTV debuts Canadian series Tricked on Monday, September 5 at 7:30p.
TANDEM Productions has attached writer Jayson Rothwell to adapt author Ken Follett’s Code to Zero as an international event series. Rothwell will pen the screenplay for the drama, shifting the storyline from the Cold War era of the 1950s to today’s global war against terror.
The star of Logo’s upcoming gay dating series has officially been announced. Robert Sepulveda Jr., a 33-year-old interior designer from Atlanta, will be the man looking for love on Finding Prince Charming.
WGN America’s Underground has announced new cast moves. Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome, True Blood) will play Harriet Tubman, Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Scandal) will portray an abolitionist, Michael Trotter (Rosewood) has been cast as Biographer, an astute observer of people, Jesse Luken (Justified, 42) will play the fearless second in command of Patty Cannon’s gang of slave catchers and Amirah Vann (Ernestine) has been upped to series regular. Season2 begins production on Monday, August 29 in Savannah, GA.
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2016 Kids !magination Awards View the list of those who made the cut in the highly
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Please join us in celebrating on Tuesday, September 27 in NYC.
Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County delivered its highest ratings of the season to date, earning 1.8 million P18-49 (up 13 percent versus the prior week’s episode), 2 million P25-54 (up 14 percent), and 3.1 million total viewers (up 7 percent). Among P25-54 and total viewers, this was the highest rated episode since 2013.
Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 time period averages.
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD
America’s Got Talent 6.8/12, Better Late Than Never 4.5/9
NCIS 4.9/9, Zoo 3.2/6, NCIS: New Orleans 3.3/6
Bachelor in Paradise 3.4/6, Bachelor: After Paradise 2.0/3, The View: 20 Years in the Making 2.0 /4
Camino Hacia Destino 1.2/2, Tres Veca Ana 1.1/2, Narcos 0.6/1
Silvana Sin Lana 0.8/2, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso 0.9/2, Senora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.1/2
Brooklyn Nine Nine 0.9/2, New Girl 0.7/1, Lucifer 0.9/2
The Flash 0.6/1, Mad TV 0.4/1
Tuesday A18-49: NBC 2.0/8, ABC 0.8/3, CBS 0.8/3, TELE 0.7/3, UNI 0.6/3, FOX 0.4/2, CW 0.3/1
Telemundo upped Angel Domenech to Vice President of Creative Strategy. Domenech had been Senior Creative Director of Digital Marketing.
This Day in History: 1975 – Bruce Springsteen released the album Born to Run.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: On Silver Spoons (1982-1986), how long had Ricky’s father been married to his mother? One week. Kudos to: Arleen Mahoney-CBS/NYC; Andrew Goldman-TVtibi/NYC; Mark Wajda/Leesburg, FL; Matthew Fera-McGarry Bowen/Chicago, IL; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX; David Garber- Stagg Manor International Pictures/North Hollywood, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: Which former talk show host made a guest appearance on Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).
Switcheroo (two TV characters, one actor): Kelly Brinkley (Email [email protected]; first three respondents with the correct answer who aren’t in trivia – will be posted along with the answer on www.Cynopsis.com.)
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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2016
ABC: BattleBots, The $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game
CBS: The Big Bang Theory [r], Life in Pieces [r], Big Brother, Code Black [r]
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow [r], Beauty and the Beast Fox: Rosewood [r], Bones [r]
FOX: Rosewood, Bones
NBC: NFL Preseason Football
PBS: This Old House Hour [r], Great Old Amusement Parks [r], Antiques Roadshow [r]
Telemundo: Premios Tu Mundo 2016
Univision: Un Camino Hacio el Destino, Tres Veces Ana, Narcos
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