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    [thursday, september 24, 2020]    
3:01 AM QUIBI benedict men: tba (#107)
  BET+ bruh: tba (#115)
  NETFLIX chef show, the: volume 4
[2nd season premiere]
  HBO MAX haute dog: part 1 (#101-106)
[series premiere]
  HBO MAX murders at white house farm, the: limited series (#101-106)
[series premiere]
  SUNDANCE NOW one lane bridge: episode 2 (#102)
  APPLE TV+ oprah conversation, the: mariah carey (#105)
[special presentation]
  HBO MAX raised by wolves: tba
  CBSAA star trek: lower decks: tba (#108)
  CBSAA tooning out the news: tba (#175)
  SUNDANCE NOW we got this: episode 4 (#104)
12:00 PM YOUTUBE booktube: barbara natterson-horowitz (#112)
4:00 PM NICK alvinnn!!! and the chipmunks: the littlest robot (#421B)
4:30 PM NICK ollie's pack: sour power/birthday shmirthday: a cleo badette documentary (#121)
8:00 PM CBS big brother: episode 2222 (#2222)
  OXYGEN buried in the backyard: devil in our country (#304)
  ABC celebrity family feud: kathie lee gifford vs. ricki lake and 2 chainz vs. big boi (#606)
[7th season fall premiere - new time slot]
  MTV double shot at love with dj pauly d & vinny: what happens in vegas, stays in vegas? (#216)
  DISCOVERY homestead rescue: home sweet homestead: future of the forty (#706)
  E! keeping up with the kardashians: paris, puppies, and pranks (#1902)
  OWN own special: own your vote: our lives depend on it
[one-hour special presentation]
  NBC wall, the: tiffany and cj (#316)
[one-hour special presentation]
8:20 PM NFLN thursday night football: miami dolphins at jacksonville jaguars (#1402)
9:00 PM HBO agents of chaos: part 2 (#02/102)
[1st season finale]
  FYI barrett-jackson revved up: corvettes, corvettes, corvettes (#107)
  E! bradshaw bunch, the: mr. wrong (#103)
  UPtv bringing up bates: a day for dads! (#923)
[9th season finale]
  NBC dateline nbc: th3001 (#120)
  TLC dr. pimple popper: this is zit
  HGTV flipping 101 w/ tarek el moussa: bad energy boho (#105)
  TRAVEL ghost adventures: screaming room: house of satan (#2R1R12)
  ID impact of murder: the betrayal (#203)
  LIFETIME married at first sight: australia: season 7, episode 34 (#134-120)
  NAT GEO WILD national geographic special: india from above - modern and mystic (#101)
  TNT nba special: los angeles at denver
  ABC press your luck: they're baaaaack! (#212)
[2nd season fall premiere - new time slot]
  BRAVO real housewives of new york city, the: reunion part iii (#1224)
[one-hour special presentation]
  WE tamar braxton: get ya life!: old and new wounds (#103)
  SCIENCE what on earth?: americas' lost romans (#805)
9:01 PM CBS love island: episode 229 (#229)
9:30 PM E! celebrity game face: marshmallow madness and tiktalk dances (#106)
[1st season finale - special time]
10:00 PM FYI barrett-jackson revved up: ford vs. ferrari (#108)
  WE bridezillas: big easy queen & $100k bride (#1301)
[13th season premiere]
  TLC dr. pimple popper: before the pop: before the pop: lump overboard (#105)
  HGTV house hunters: a new start in chicago (#19502)
  ID killer beside me, the: hostage to greed (#302)
  TBS lost resort: the end of the road (#110)
[1st season finale]
  NAT GEO WILD national geographic special: india from above - nature's wonders (#102)
  SCIENCE secrets in the ice: mystery of skeleton lake (#105)
  BRAVO watch what happens live with andy cohen: bethenny frankel (#17151)
10:01 PM ABC match game: 58th episode celebration- jerry ferrara, constance zimmer, chris sullivan, caroline rhea, ross matthews, dascha polanco (#504)
[5th season fall premiere - new time slot]
10:30 PM E! 10 things you don't know: kevin hart (#113)
[1st season finale - special night & time]
  HGTV house hunters international: back to the charm of edinburgh, scotland (#16005)
  TLC my feet are killing me: first steps: first steps: bad to the bone (#103)
11:00 PM FYI barrett-jackson revved up: intercontinental classics (#109)
[1st season finale]
  TBS conan: jane lynch
  COMEDY daily show with trevor noah, the: september 24, 2020 (#3473)
  SHOWTIME desus & mero: coulda been an email (#249)
  MTV ridiculousness: chanel and sterling ccx
  VICE vice news tonight: thursday, september 24, 2020 (#501)
11:30 PM E! nightly pop: 092420

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 254 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 2054 series
· currently airing (fall 2020) 308 series
· new this fall (yet to premiere) 123 series
· returning this fall (yet to premiere) 137 series
· new this winter (yet to premiere) 6 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 1 series
· new in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 186 series
· returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 405 series
· canceled/ended (2018-2019 season) 446 series

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Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Tops Demo Race Over "America's Got Talent"
ABC leads the night in the key demographic while NBC is the most-watched network.

[09/23/20 - 12:03 PM]
"Bob's Burgers" and "Family Guy" Receive Two-Season Pickups
The aforementioned renewals will extend both series through 2023.

[09/23/20 - 12:00 PM]
Amazon Prime Video and IMDb TV Announce New York Comic Con 2020 Programming Block, Debuting Thursday, October 8
"Truth Seekers," "Utopia," "Alex Rider," "The Boys," and "Invincible" are among those featured.

[09/23/20 - 10:18 AM]
ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group Announces First Time Directors Program to Develop 50 Original Movies with First Time BIPOC and Women Directors
The deal calls for 50 films across Paramount Network, MTV, Comedy Central and the E&Y portfolio for first time BIPOC filmmakers and women directors to tell diverse stories through the lens of diverse storytellers.

[09/23/20 - 10:15 AM]
Seth Meyers Goes Live on Primetime with "Closer Look Thursday"
The half-hour special will air Thursday, October 8 at 8:30/7:30c, live from Studio 8G in midtown Manhattan's iconic Rockefeller Center.

[09/23/20 - 10:00 AM]
Nickelodeon Orders "Brendar the Barbarian," New Live-Action Puppet Comedy Series from Co-Creators Mike Mitchell and Drew Massey
In the series, a troll who has never ventured out from under his bridge, decides to explore the world for the first time in search of a great adventure and inspiration to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer.

[09/23/20 - 09:48 AM]
Discovery Partners with Team Downey and Glen Zipper on Four Part Event Wildlife Series "The Bond"
The four-part series takes an intimate look at the unique bond between animals and humans, spotlighting these relationships in its purest forms.

[09/23/20 - 09:41 AM]
New Six-Part Comedic Drama "The Trouble with Maggie Cole" Premieres Sunday, October 18 on PBS
Set in an idyllic English fishing village, this six-part series follows the titular character as she navigates the repercussions of her idle gossip.

[09/23/20 - 09:31 AM]
"Peacemaker" Is Coming to HBO Max - New DC Action-Comedy Series Starring John Cena
Cena will reprise his role from "The Suicide Squad" movie to star in the series, and the film's acclaimed writer/director James Gunn will write all eight episodes and will direct multiple episodes, including the first.

[09/23/20 - 09:02 AM]
Video: New Trailer - Hulu's "Helstrom"
Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon star in the series, due on Friday, October 16.

[09/23/20 - 09:00 AM]
Video: AMC Releases Official Trailer for "The Salisbury Poisonings"
The four-part drama tells the remarkable story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency.

[09/23/20 - 09:00 AM]
"Truth Seekers" Unleashes the Supernatural October 30
The eight-episode paranormal comedy series from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg will launch on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide, just in time for a spook-tacular Halloween.

[09/23/20 - 08:40 AM]
TV One Brings New Episodes of "Fatal Attraction" to the "True Crime Mondays" Programming Block on Monday, September 28 at 9 P.M. ET/8C
Each new episode documents new stories, new drama, and never-before-seen footage that offers viewers first-hand accounts into jaw-dropping cases involving crimes of passion.

[09/23/20 - 08:31 AM]
David Letterman Continues the Conversation with a New Season of "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman"
Dave Chappelle, Kim Kardashian, Lizzo and Robert Downey Jr. are all on tap this season, due on October 21.

[09/23/20 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Tops Demo Race Over "America's Got Talent"
ABC leads the night in the key demographic while NBC is the most-watched network.

[09/23/20 - 07:31 AM]
HGTV Orders Six New One-Hour Episodes of "Bargain Mansions" Starring Home Renovator Tamara Day
The new episodes of "Bargain Mansions" are slated to premiere in November 2020.