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    [friday, september 18, 2020]    
3:01 AM AMAZON amazon documentary film special: all in: the fight for democracy
[special presentation]
  AMAZON amazon documentary film special: fernando torres - the last symbol
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX american barbecue showdown: complete first season
[series premiere]
  DISNEY+ becoming: complete second season (#201-210)
[2nd season premiere]
  AMAZON boys, the: tba (#205)
  QUIBI hello america: tba (#120)
  NETFLIX jurassic world camp cretaceous: complete first season
[series premiere]
  APPLE TV+ long way up: tba (#101-103)
[series premiere]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: dolly kitty aur woh chamakte sitare
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: bucin / whipped
[special presentation]
  DISNEY+ one day at disney shorts: dr. natalie mylniczenko: veterinarian (#142)
  HULU pen15: part 1 (#201-207)
[2nd season premiere]
  AMAZON prime rewind: inside the boys: tba (#106)
  NETFLIX ratched: complete first season
[series premiere]
  QUIBI singled out: tba (#210)
[2nd season finale]
  APPLE TV+ ted lasso: the diamond dogs (#108)
  CBSAA tooning out the news: tba (#172)
  DISNEY+ weird but true: trains (#306)
  PEACOCK wilmore: tba (#101)
[series premiere]
7:00 AM CARTOON ben 10: rekoil
7:15 AM CARTOON ben 10: buktu to the future
8:30 AM DISNEY mickey mouse mixed-up adventures: enough stuff!; the hippity hop horse show!
9:00 AM DISNEY puppy dog pals: mini-golfin' guard pups; summer splash bash
12:30 PM NICK ryan's mystery playdate: ryan's swashbucklin' playdate (#314)
3:00 PM FACEBOOK real bros of simi valley, the: tba
6:00 PM FACEBOOK stereoscope: tba
7:00 PM OXYGEN dateline nbc: secrets uncovered - footprint in the dust (#SU924-120)
  NICK loud house, the: the boss maybe/family bonding (#503)
7:30 PM NICK casagrandes, the: mexican makeover/uptown funk (#117)
8:00 PM DISCOVERY bering sea gold: freezer burn (#1419)
  The CW masters of illusion: insane twists on the classics (#713)
  VH1 rupaul's drag race: vegas revue: family affair (#105)
  PBS washington week: episode 6012 (#6012)
  FOX wwe's friday night smackdown: 091820 (WWE-2238)
8:30 PM NICK JR adventures of paddington, the: paddington chooses a best friend (#124A)
  PBS firing line with margaret hoover: episode 412 (#412)
9:00 PM DISCOVERY 100 days wild: frozen out (#105)
  FOOD diners, drive-ins & dives: chicken and pie (#3210)
  TRAVEL extreme paranormal witness: demon box (#201)
[2nd season premiere]
  PBS great performances: now hear this "haydn: king of strings" (#4504)
  A&E live rescue: live rescue - 09.18.20
  WE love after lockup: life after lockup: life after lockup: up in smoke (#310)
  CBS love island: episode 223 (#223)
  HISTORY monsterquest: deadly jellyfish
  TNT nba special: denver at los angeles
  HGTV selling the big easy: paradise park vs. italian villa (#104)
  The CW world's funniest animals: episode 101 (#101)
[series premiere]
9:01 PM ABC 20/20: tba
9:30 PM HGTV selling the big easy: radiant river home vs. creekside cottage (#112)
  The CW world's funniest animals: episode 102 (#102)
[new episode - special time]
10:00 PM PBS art in the twenty first century: london (#1001)
[10th season premiere]
  NBC dateline nbc: secrets from the grave (#060)
  FX new york times presents, the: hurricane of fire (#202)
  TRAVEL paranormal nightshift: scent of a woman, the resident and curtain call (#105)
  HBO real time with bill maher: michael cohen and jane fonda; tim miller and trae crowder (#542/1827)
11:00 PM MTV ridiculousness: chanel and sterling ccvi
  HBO room 104: the last man (#45/409)

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 249 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 2034 series
· currently airing (fall 2020) 311 series
· new this fall (yet to premiere) 111 series
· returning this fall (yet to premiere) 140 series
· new this winter (yet to premiere) 6 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 1 series
· new in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 175 series
· returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 402 series
· canceled/ended (2018-2019 season) 445 series

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Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Put CBS on Top
The Eye's ceremony easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.



[09/17/20 - 02:00 PM]
"CBS Sunday Night Movies" Return with Six Fan-Favorite Films from the Paramount Pictures Library, Beginning Oct. 4
To make room, the Sunday editions of "Big Brother" will shift to Monday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning October 5.

[09/17/20 - 01:19 PM]
The Network Television Premiere of the Critically Acclaimed Comedy "One Day at a Time" Debuts on CBS with Back-to-Back Episodes, Monday, Oct. 5
The network premieres will now begin one week earlier than previously announced.

[09/17/20 - 01:08 PM]
NHRA Inks Multi-Year Extension with FOX Sports
The updated deal includes expanded coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1, an NFL adjacent event, and five hours of Finals coverage at the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day Weekend each year.

[09/17/20 - 12:43 PM]
"Ready or Not," The Inspiring Documentary Film About a High School Senior Who Runs for Houston City Council, Debuts on Fuse October 3, 2020
The film follows 17-year old activist Marcel McClinton in his race against a powerful incumbent for a seat on the Houston City Council.

[09/17/20 - 12:15 PM]
ABC Rounds Out Fall Schedule with Announcement of Scripted Drama Series Premiere Dates for 2020-2021 Season
Dates for unscripted and comedy series were previously announced.

[09/17/20 - 11:41 AM]
Travel Channel Boasts Highest Premiere for a Franchise with the Launch of New "Shock Docs" Series "Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren"
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, September 7.

[09/17/20 - 11:39 AM]
The Finale of ID's "Impact of Murder" Profiles the Gut-Wrenching Story of Corrinna Martin, A Domestic Violence Survivor Who Lost Two Daughters and a Granddaughter to the Cycle
Using the gripping victim impact statements delivered in court as the driving storytelling technique, this series showcases how victims can be empowered against their perpetrator to stand up in court and confront them - and in some cases, unexpectedly find forgiveness.

[09/17/20 - 11:30 AM]
Celebrate Batman Day with HBO Max
Celebrate Batman Day on September 19 with HBO Max, the premiere destination to stream your favorite Batman series and films from the DC library.

[09/17/20 - 11:27 AM]
OWN Announces Two New Fall Series, Expands Popular Unscripted Programming Roster to Two Nights Beginning in October
Newcomers "Put a Ring on It" and "Behind Every Man" will be joined by new seasons of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" and "Ready to Love."

[09/17/20 - 11:00 AM]
The Award-Winning Play "What the Constitution Means to Me" Written by and Starring Heidi Schreck and Captured on Broadway by Director Marielle Heller to Premiere Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video October 16
Amazon Studios has also signed a new overall deal with Schreck, to create content that will premiere exclusively on Prime Video.

[09/17/20 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Wins Full-Year 2019-2020 Season for Second Consecutive Year Across Primetime, Daytime and Late Night
CBS further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/17/20 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Debuts Trailer for "Your Honor"
The 10-episode legal thriller stars Bryan Cranston as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge whose teenage son, Adam (Hunter Doohan), is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices.

[09/17/20 - 10:02 AM]
Video: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell & More Unite for Special Live Table Read of "Bless the Harts"
The virtual table read is designed to benefit the NAACP.

[09/17/20 - 10:00 AM]
Ridley Scott's "Raised by Wolves" Receives a Season Two Renewal Order on the Heels of an Impressive Debut on HBO Max as the Top Performing Max Original Since the Platform's Launch
The series, which debuted with three episodes on September 3, has continued to be a strong performer in its second week on the platform, growing its audience by nearly 50% week over week.

[09/17/20 - 09:33 AM]
Lifetime Announces Full Slate of New Holiday Movies for Annual "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" Programming Event Beginning October 23
The cable channel announces its largest holiday movie slate ever, kicking off October 23 and continuing through December 25.