MTV/Endemol Shine North America
MTV Ups the Episodes, Ante for
Ahead of tonight’s season 1
finale, MTV has given the green light to a 20-episode
second season of the hit reality series from Endemol
Shine North America, for premiere in 2018. Ludacris is
set to return as host and executive producer of the
series in which contestants confront their fears, push
beyond their comfort zones and take action against some
of their biggest stressors.
Fear Factor delivered MTV’s highest-rated series
premiere in two years in P18-34 and is the No. 1 cable
reality series on Tuesdays in that key demo.
Anthony Carbone, Kevin Wehrenberg, Rob Smith and Robin
Feinberg serve as Executive Producers for Endemol Shine
North America, along with Christopher “Ludacris”
The Futon Critic
All Henson's Eve
"Wipeout" Host Named New
"Halloween Baking Championship" Host
From the Futon Critic
A new batch of eight
terrifyingly-talented bakers from across the country
compete to create haunting and spooky sweets on the new
season of Halloween Baking Championship, premiering
Monday, September 25th at 9:00pm ET/PT. Comedian John
Henson hosts, as the contestants' baking abilities and
imaginations are put to the test in two rounds of
difficult confectionary challenges, from trick-or-treat
candy-filled cookies to scream puffs (a scary take on
the traditional cream puff), and from glow-in-the-dark
desserts to Jack-O-Lantern Cakes. The one who survives
the twists of the competition and whose sweets put a
spell on judges Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale, and Zac
Young, will take home the grand prize of $25,000 and the
title of Halloween Baking Champion!
"Audiences can expect dreadfully delicious new
challenges that make the spine-chilling spirit of the
holiday come to life on the return of Halloween Baking
Championship," said Courtney White, SVP Programming,
Scripps Networks Interactive. "Adding to the enchantment
is the wicked wit of host John Henson and the
contestants' chilling confectionary creations as the
Halloween Baking Championship contestants include:
Jasmin Bell (Seattle, WA), Cliff Butler (Austin, TX),
Tyler Davis (St. Louis, MO), Jonathan Elias (Birmingham,
MI), Andrea Kratville (Sonora, CA), Dina Melendez-Bonnet
(Brooklyn, NY), Jessica Scott (San Diego, CA), Ray
Vizcaino (San Diego, CA).
SYNDIES: Week 48
Results for the Week Ending
From TV Newscheck
Most daytime shows were
relatively stable in the session ending Aug. 13,
however, there were some radical shifts compared to last
year when the heavily watched Rio Summer Olympics was a
For most, competing with the games was a big negative,
although Rio gave a big boost to some shows on NBC
stations that aired adjacent to the Olympics.
For example, Dr. Phil surged 35% compared to last year
at this time, the largest annual increase of any talker.
The category leader breezed to its 49th straight victory
in the talk race with a 2.7 live-plus-same-day national
Nielsen rating despite dipping 4% week to week with
reruns on all five days.
Elsewhere in access, Family Feud continued to destroy
its rivals in the game show category for a 68th straight
session, inching up 2% to a 6.3 and, for the first time
in 10 weeks, edging ahead of usual syndie champ Judge
Judy, which was in repeats all week.
In the household rating rankings that follow, % change
is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high
rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no
change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.
1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.3 +2%
2. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.4 NC
3. Jeopardy (CTD) 5.2 +2%
4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.5 -6%
5. Celebrity Name Game (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 1.0 -9%
Just Like Mom.... and
Canadian Favorite to Return to
YES TV, Will Air Stateside on BYU TV
From the Toronto Star
The 1980s Canadian game show
Just Like Mom is coming back in a new format that will
also include dads.
Bell Media has announced a deal to license the series
format rights to Canadian production company Marblemedia.
The company plans to relaunch the show under the name
Just Like Mom and Dad on Yes TV in Canada and BYU TV in
the U.S. in 2018.
Marblemedia launched an online casting call Monday and
plans to start production on the 20-episode prime-time
show this fall.
The original Just Like Mom aired on CTV’s flagship
station, CFTO-TV in Toronto, between 1980 and 1985
before going into syndication.
It saw children and their mothers being tested on how
well they knew each other and also competing in a
MONDAY: Well This Is
NBC Wins on a Presidential
From the Futon Critic
NBC (5.231 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the top draw on a
news disrupted Monday with its mix of "American Ninja
Warrior" (6.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4,
#T1), "NBC News Special" (6.184 million viewers, #1;
adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), the second half of "American
Ninja Warrior" (5.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
1.2, #T4) and "Midnight, Texas" (2.797 million viewers,
#13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).
The silver then went to ABC (4.172 million viewers, #2;
adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and its lineup of "Bachelor in
Paradise" (5.116 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4,
#T1), "ABC News Special" (4.719 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), the second half of "Bachelor in
Paradise" (3.954 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2,
#T4) and a repeat "Black-ish" (2.174 million viewers,
#16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).
Next up was FOX (2.782 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.7, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance"
(2.905 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7),
its "FOX News Special" (2.456 million viewers, #15;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the conclusion to "So You
Think You Can Dance" (2.823 million viewers, #12; adults
18-49: 0.7, #T7).
Meanwhile, CBS (3.485 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
0.6, #4) offered up "Kevin Can Wait" (4.347 million
viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Superior Donuts"
(3.766 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11),
"CBS News Special" (4.142 million viewers, #7; adults
18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Mom" (3.177 million viewers, #10;
adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and the season finale of "CBSN:
On Assignment" (2.739 million viewers, #14; adults
18-49: 0.4, #16).
And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.127 million
viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) and a new "Hooten
& The Lady" (0.810 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49:
0.2, #T17) on The CW (0.968 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.
WEEKEND: Double the Big
Brother, Double the Win
CBS Owns the Weekend
From the Futon Critic
CBS (4.485 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on a tight
Friday with its mix of "Big Brother 19" (5.083 million
viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "Hawaii Five-0"
(3.772 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and
"Blue Bloods" (4.599 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49:
NBC (3.810 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2)
then was a close second despite repeats of "America's
Got Talent" (3.800 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.7, #T3) and "Dateline NBC" (3.832 million viewers, #3;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).
Next up was ABC (3.381 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.7, #T2) and its trio of "Shark Tank" (3.548
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3),
"Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.194 million viewers,
#8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "20/20" (3.403 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).
Meanwhile, FOX (2.492 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.7, #T2) served up encores of "MasterChef" (2.608
million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Beat
Shazam" (2.375 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7,
And finally, a new "Masters of Illusion" (1.063 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and repeats of
"Masters of Illusion" (0.967 million viewers, #12;
adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"
(0.918 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11)
rounded out the evening on The CW (0.966 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).
CBS (4.897 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1)
was the network to beat on another modest Sunday with
its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.760 million viewers, #1;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Big Brother 19" (6.422 million
viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Candy Crush"
(2.385 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12)
and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.021 million viewers, #7;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).
ABC (4.503 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2)
then was a close second with repeats of "America's
Funniest Home Videos" (4.718 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.071
million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) followed by
"Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.198 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.024
million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).
Next up was NBC (2.716 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.6, #3) with its coverage of the "U.S.
Gymnastics Championships" (2.939 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and a repeat "American Ninja
Warrior" (2.493 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6,
And finally, FOX (1.463 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with a full hour of
"Golf Overrun" (0.987 million viewers, #15; adults
18-49: 0.3, #15) followed by repeats of "The Simpsons"
(1.570 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12),
"Family Guy" (1.587 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49:
0.6, #T9), another "The Simpsons" (1.793 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and another
"Family Guy" (1.854 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49:
- The Great Food Truck Race (SP/Food): 1.207m
- Guy's Grocery Games (Food): 1.021m
Games Gone By:
Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak
Take a Look at Our Newest
From GSNN's Chris Wolvie
By a bizarre coincidence
(no, seriously; he didn't see this coming), Chris Wolvie
has lined up a "Games Gone By..." for Bruce Forsyth's
only US game show hosting job...at the same time the
legend passed away at the age of 89. Well, while he
wasn't at the PINNACLE of his career during this 1986
show, at least we got to see the man that the UK was
gaga over in "Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak".
Games Gone By
Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Immortalizing a Legend?"
may be immortalized by the BBC (Star
isn't going to walk from "The Chase" and "Cash Trapped" if
he takes on the companion role (Radio
says something REALLY dumb (Reality
to pay tribute to Stan Lee (Broadway
DWTS: Are you ready
for Drew Scott, at least one Bella Twin? (TV
good with anyone using "The Stone Cold Stunner" (The
opens up about her alcohol issues (The
heads to Endemol Shine North America (The
OF AWESOME: John Cena meets with fans he helped inspire
From the Hollywood Reporter
Jerry Lewis, whose
irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted
him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded
unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in the
1960s, died Sunday. He was 91.
Lewis, who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s as one
of the most successful tandems in the history of show
business, died at 9:15 a.m. at his home in Las Vegas,
John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal
reported, citing a statement from Lewis' family.
Publicist Candi Cazau confirmed the news.
Lewis’ health ailments over the years included
open-heart surgery in 1983, surgery for prostate cancer
in 1992, treatment for his dependence on prescription
drugs in 2003, a heart attack in 2006 and a long bout
with pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease for
which he took Prednisone, causing his face and body to
At the peak of their popularity, Martin & Lewis ruled
nightclubs, radio and then the box office with their
breezy yet physical comedy act, reigning as the top draw
at theaters from 1950-56.
After an especially acrimonious break-up with his
partner, Lewis remained as the No. 1 movie draw through
the mid-1960s on the strength of such classics as The
Bellboy (1960) and The Nutty Professor (1963). As
Paramount’s biggest star, he had the creative freedom to
make the moves he wanted to make.
During his heyday, he frequented game shows like "Stump
the Stars", "Talent Scouts", and "What's My Line".
Lewis also was known for his efforts as national
chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. He devoted more
than a half-century to fighting the neuromuscular
disease, hosting an annual Labor Day telethon — and
raising nearly $2.5 billion — from 1955 until he was
ousted before the 2011 telecast. Lewis was nominated for
a Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for his efforts.
Extremely popular throughout Europe, especially in
France, Lewis won “best director” awards eight times in
Europe, including three in France and one each in
Belgium, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. New
Wave critics and filmmakers Francois Truffaut and
Jean-Luc Godard spurred his popularity in France, where
he became known as “Le Roi du Crazy.”
In 1984, Lewis was presented with the French Legion of
Honor and in 2009 was honored with the Jean Hersholt
Humanitarian Award; he kept the trophy from the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a platform above
a TV in his Las Vegas home, where it would rotate at the
push of a button.
The son of a professional entertainers, Lewis was born
Joseph Levitch on March 16, 1926, in Newark, N.J. His
mother played the piano, and his father was a musical
arranger. Lewis made his debut at age 5 at a hotel in
the Borscht Belt, the legendary upstate New York
show-business breeding ground, by singing “Brother, Can
You Spare a Dime?” He dropped out of high school,
working as a soda jerk and theater usher, all the while
cultivating a comedy routine, in which he mimed
It was not until he hooked up with young
Italian-American crooner Martin that his career took
off. In July 1946, while performing at the 500 Club in
Atlantic City, one of the entertainers working with
Lewis abruptly quit, and Lewis suggested Martin, who was
nine years older, as a replacement. Their ad libs,
including insults and off-the-wall jokes, were a
sensation, and their salaries skyrocketed from $250 a
week to $5,000. When they appeared on the balcony of the
Paramount Theater in Times Square, Broadway became so
crowded that traffic backed up to 59th Street.
When Lewis was 18, he met singer Patti Palmer, and they
wed 10 days later. During their marriage, which lasted
from 1944-82, they had five sons and adopted another
child. His youngest, Joseph, became a drug addict and
committed suicide in 2009 at age 45.
Lewis married his second wife, SanDee Pitnick, in 1983.
They adopted a daughter, Danielle.
The New York Times
Los Angeles Times
SIR BRUCE FORSYTH:
Bruce Forsyth, the veteran
British entertainer and game show host who BBC director
general Tony Hall called “one of the greatest
entertainers our country has ever known,” died today. He
was 89. He had been unwell for some time and was in
hospital earlier this year with a severe chest
infection. His manager confirmed the news on Friday.
“It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family
announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon,
peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia
and all his children,” said his manager Ian Wilson in a
statement to the BBC. “A couple of weeks ago, a friend
visited him and asked him what he had been doing these
last 18 months. With a twinkle in his eye, he responded
‘I’ve been very, very busy…being ill!”
Forsyth’s long career in show business began when he was
just 14, onstage at his local theater. The
multihyphenate, who sang, danced and coined the
catchphrase “nice to see you, to see you nice,” became
well known for hosting a raft of game shows in the
1960s, ’70s and ’80s including The Generation Game, Play
Your Cards Right and The Price Is Right. His sole US
credit comes from the short-lived "Bruce Forsyth's Hot
Streak" in 1986.
His prolific work saw him become, at one time, Britain’s
best-paid TV star.
He also hosted BBC One’s biggest show Strictly Come
Dancing with Tess Daly from 2004-14. In 2011, he was
knighted after a huge campaign from friends.
“Sir Bruce was one of the greatest entertainers our
country has ever known,” said BBC director general Tony
Hall. “He has delighted millions of people and defined
Saturday night television for decades with shows like
The Generation Game and, most recently Strictly. His
warmth and his wit were legendary.
“I’ve never seen anyone quite like him when it comes to
performing in front of a crowd. He had a remarkable
chemistry with his audience – that’s what made him such
an amazing professional and why he was so loved. He has
been part of all of our lives, and we’ll miss him
ABC News Australia
What's on TV
Are You the New One?
Terrence J to Host New Season
From the Futon Critic
MTV today announced actor
Terrence J. will host the new season of the popular
matchmaking series, "Are You The One?" premiering
Wednesday, September 20th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. This
season will take the contestants to New Orleans, LA,
where they will strive to find their "perfect match" for
a share in a million dollar prize. Before the premiere,
audiences can get a sneak peek at the new cast in an
audition tape casting special, airing Wednesday,
September 13th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, where each one will
reveal his or her personal struggle to find true love.
New host Terrence J., a well-established actor, host,
producer, author, philanthropist and mega-fan of "Are
You The One?," is widely recognized as one of
Hollywood's most skilled multi-hyphenates. The
three-time Emmy(R) nominee and seven year host on BET's
"106 & Park," Terrence J. has now added executive
producer and host of MTV's "SafeWord" and host of MTV's
"Are You The One?" to his purview. Bringing a new twist
to this popular dating competition, Terrence J. tests
couples to follow their hearts if they want to walk away
with love and their share of one million dollars. The
rules may be simple, but the game of love is never easy,
and this season of "Are You The One?" is sure to have
audiences love shook.
More "All Star Drag
Vh1 Also Greenlights "Untucked"
From the Futon Critic
Responding to fan demand,
and following a head-spinning seven Emmy(R) Award
nominations for "RuPaul's Drag Race" season nine, VH1
today announced "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" will
return for a third season, serving viewers another taste
of some of the series' fiercest queens. The returning
court will battle it out on the runway in all new and
unforgettable challenges as they compete for the crown
and position in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame" alongside
past "All Stars" winners Chad Michaels and Alaska. The
network also greenlit the popular behind-the-scenes
after show, "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked," which is
also nominated this year for an Emmy(R) Award in the
Unstructured Reality Program category.
"The world is calling out to see more of these beautiful
queens and I am going to give them every bit of it they
can handle," said executive producer and host RuPaul.
"These All Stars represent the best of the breasts, legs
and thighs. They are giving everything and you're not
going to want to miss it!"
"The massive swell of new and longtime fans of 'RuPaul's
Drag Race' is nothing short of incredible," said Pamela
Post, SVP Original Programming & Development at VH1. "We
are motivated now more than ever to ensure 'Drag Race'
remains a shining example of inclusion and community, as
well as fierce fashions and legendary lip-syncs."
"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" follows a jaw-dropping
season nine of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which was the
most-watched in series history. The finale trended
across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and was the #1
most social program the day of broadcast as viewers
watched Sasha Velour crowned America's Next Drag
"RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" provides viewers a raw,
behind-the-scenes look as the competing queens as they
await to find out who will lip sync for their life. The
companion series will return just in time for the
milestone 10th season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," debuting
in spring 2018.
Fans craving more RuPaul this summer can catch "RuPaul's
Drag Race: Season 9 RuVealed," currently airing every
Thursday at 8:00 PM ET/PT on Logo. The never-before-seen
look into the historic season that crowned Sasha Velour
as America's Next Drag Superstar is packed with shocking
moments and killer reads from the queens and Mama Ru
THURSDAY: Doubled Over
CBS, NBC Battle to a Dead Heat
From the Futon Critic
CBS (4.968 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) held onto the top spot on
Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.326
million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Kevin Can
Wait" (4.829 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9,
#5), "Big Brother 19" (6.560 million viewers, #1; adults
18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Zoo" (2.768 million viewers, #8;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).
NBC (4.762 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2)
then was the silver draw with its lineup of "The Wall"
(5.840 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3),
"Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" (5.836 million
viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Great News" (3.135
million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "The
Night Shift" (3.960 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49:
Next up was FOX (2.425 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 0.7, #3) with originals from "Beat Shazam" (2.517
million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Love
Connection" (2.333 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, ABC (2.617 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49:
0.6, #4) served up new episodes from "Boy Band" (2.660
million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Battle
of the Network Stars" (2.711 million viewers, #9; adults
18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "The Gong Show" (2.481 million
viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).
And finally, fresh installments of "Penn & Teller: Fool
Us" (1.896 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4,
#T14) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.586 million
viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) plus a repeat
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.580 million viewers, #16;
adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) on The CW (1.739 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the
- Project Runway (SP/Lifetime): 1.603m
- Alone (SF/History): 1.378m
- Beat Bobby Flay (Food): 914k
- Alone Special (S/History): 787k
- Nick Cannon Presents Wild'n Out (MTV): 690k
- SafeWord (MTV): 416k
Monday Lightning Round
... or "The Chase Master Becomes the Runner"
Brace Yourself: Season
2 Is Coming
Discovery Family to Air Second
Season of "Game of Homes" September 4
From the Futon Critic
The competition renovation
series GAME OF HOMES returns to Discovery Family on
Monday, September 4 at 10p/9c for an eight-episode
second season featuring new homes, new contestants and a
brand-new host. This season, Dave Salmoni (Pet Nation
Renovation) guides four teams of amateur home renovators
as they attempt to save dilapidated houses that are
destined for the wrecking ball and revive them room by
room into their dream homes. But before the competition
even begins, the houses are ripped from their
foundations and ceremoniously transferred to the epic
70,000-square-foot GAME OF HOMES arena. Here, the teams
will completely renovate the run-down structures while
living inside their slowly improving homes for eight
weeks where they must cope with small budgets, tight
deadlines and even tighter living spaces!
In each hour-long episode, two expert judges along with
celebrity guest judges including Cheryl Torrenueva
(Discovery Family's Reno, Set, Go!) and Jillian Harris
(The Bachelor, The Bachelorette), vote for their
favorite room renovations based on design and
workmanship. At the end of the series, the winning
couple is awarded with the house they have painstakingly
renovated with all the furniture inside and a plot of
land to put it on!
This season, the competitors must deal with hidden
surprises, lack of sleep and mounting frustrations as
they tirelessly renovate every room in the house -- from
kitchens to bathrooms and even exteriors. With
action-packed design challenges, amidst timelines
spanning from just 24 to 72 hours to complete, GAME OF
HOMES pits each team's skills, ingenuity and teamwork
against each other in the name of crafty design.
GAME OF HOMES is produced by Great Pacific Media and
distributed exclusively worldwide by Beyond
Distribution. For Great Pacific Media, Blair Reekie is
the series producer. To learn more, go to http://www.discoveryfamilychannel.com,
on Facebook at Facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.
WEDNESDAY: The Next
NBC Wins Against Fierce CBS
From the Futon Critic
NBC (6.090 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held off the competitive on
Wednesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (10.710
million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), the
premiere of "Marlon" (5.415 million viewers, #4; adults
18-49: 1.3, #3), a second "Marlon" (4.144 million
viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and a repeat "Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.781 million viewers, #9;
adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).
ABC (5.712 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2)
then was a close second with its annual "CMA Fest 2017"
(5.712 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).
Next up was CBS (4.054 million viewers, #3; adults
18-49: 0.9, #3) with new episodes of "Big Brother 19"
(6.256 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2),
"Salvation" (3.116 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49:
0.5, #9) and another "Salvation" (2.791 million viewers,
#8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).
Meanwhile, FOX (2.404 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.8, #4) offered up a new "MasterChef" (3.045 million
viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) alongside the season
finale of "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (1.764 million
viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).
And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.703 million viewers,
#11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Supernatural" (0.647
million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded
out the night for The CW (0.675 million viewers, #5;
adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).
- Cooks vs. Cons (Food): 785k
- Signed (VH1): 658k
- Idiotest - 10:30p (GSN): 275k
- Emogenius - 9p (GSN): 263k
- Idiotest - 10p (GSN): 236k
- Emogenius - 9:30p (SF/GSN): 180k
- Big Brother After Dark (Pop): 162k
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TUESDAY: 13 in a Row
NBC Wins with "Talent", "Game
From the Futon Critic
NBC (10.564 million viewers,
#1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the top draw for the 13th
consecutive week thanks to a new "America's Got Talent"
(13.159 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and
the relocated "Hollywood Game Night" (5.375 million
viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).
ABC (3.128 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2)
then was the silver draw with night two of "Bachelor in
Paradise" (3.846 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1,
#3) and a new "Somewhere Between" (1.692 million
viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).
Next up was CBS (5.346 million viewers, #2; adults
18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (5.817 million
viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Bull" (4.906
million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "NCIS:
New Orleans" (5.316 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
Meanwhile, FOX (1.444 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49:
0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "Lethal Weapon"
(1.737 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7),
"The Mick" (1.256 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49:
0.3, #T9) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.045 million
viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).
And finally, The CW (1.080 million viewers, #5; adults
18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise closed out the night with
repeats of "The Flash" (1.152 million viewers, #10;
adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"
(1.009 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).
- Ink Master: Shop Wars (Spike): 1.027m
- Chopped Grill Masters (Food): 839k
- The Challenge: Dirty 30 (MTV): 877k
- Face Off (Syfy): 701k
- Ink Master: Redemption (Spike): 521k
- Fear Factor (MTV): 472k
- Snap Decision - 9p (GSN): 307k
- Divided - 10p (SP/GSN): 265k
- Divided - 10:30p (GSN): 226k
- Snap Decision - 9:30p (GSN): 201k
- 100 Mexicanos Dijieron (Galavision): 191k
MTV Crashes Karaoke
Network Orders Pop-Up Music
From the Hollywood Reporter
MTV International has
ordered 10 episodes of a pop-up music game show called
The Viacom network has given the green light for the
show that will see hosts Hannah Rad and Dylan Landon
“crash" what a series description calls "unsuspecting
locations and challenge people to karaoke battles for
They will disrupt "business as usual" at such locations
as fast-food restaurants and "attempt to charm two
volunteers into a head-to-head karaoke showdown for a
cash prize," MTV said. "Contestants will be asked to
spin the Crash Wheel to randomly select a style of music
to perform. A mix of hit songs serve as the soundtrack
for the series, from current tracks and global anthems
to the most iconic karaoke throwbacks from the '80s."
There are no judges on the 30-minute show as the crowd
ultimately decides who wins.
"Crash Karaoke is an innovative twist on the traditional
game show that’s anchored in music and embodies MTV’s
bold, unpredictable personality," said Bruce Gillmer,
head of music and music talent, Global Entertainment
Group, Viacom. “We’re excited to disrupt everyday life
in some of the most unlikely locations and pass the mic
to the most fearless performers — from the great, to the
outrageous, and cringe-worthy — and bring our audience
along for the ride.”
The show's international rollout is set to begin later
this year. Executive producers are Adam Dolgins, Brian
Flanagan, Anthony Amoia, Mike Amoia and Sean Lee of
Switchblade Entertainment, and Gillmer, Jennifer Demme
Harris and Adriana Cornejo for MTV International.
Cheating On "Genius"?
Channel 4 Addresses Scandal
From Digital Spy
Channel 4 has hit back at
cheating claims circling the new series of Child Genius.
During the first episode, on Tuesday (August 15),
12-year-old contestant Olivia hesitated after she was
asked to complete the station name that began with
"Kensal" – she then seemed to look towards her mum who
appeared to make an 'up' hand gesture.
Olivia then correctly answered "Kensal Rise" and viewers
accused Olivia's mum Susan of cheating by raising her
But Channel 4 has denied that any cheating took place
during the episode. "The independent adjudicator is
satisfied there was no cheating taking place," a
spokesperson for the channel told Digital Spy.
The story doesn't end there though, with last night's
(August 16) episode showing Susan airing her own
accusations of cheating.
"There were a few family members who were mouthing the
answers. I'm saying to you with two eyes, two glasses,
that's what I saw," she was seen telling adjudicator
Olivia van der Werff.
Last Night's Episode Addressed
From Reality TV World
Bachelor in Paradise's
two-night premiere continued with the events that
transpired after production's temporary shutdown --
including a candid conversation among the returning cast
members in Mexico -- due to the DeMario Jackson and
Corinne Olympios scandal.
After airing Season 3 Bachelor in Paradise couple Carly
Waddell and Evan Bass' spectacular wedding that was
filmed in Mexico this past June, the entire cast was
shown returning to Paradise after a halt in production
for a Warner Bros. investigation into allegations of
misconduct. (No evidence of sexual assault or wrongdoing
on the cast and staff was discovered).
The entire original Season 4 cast was present, except
for DeMario and Corinne. Bachelor in Paradise host Chris
Harrison thought it was necessary to have a group
discussion before filming resumed about how everyone was
feeling as well as the incident itself and what
allegedly did or did not happen.
Chris explained Warner Bros. had hired an outside firm
to look into Bachelor in Paradise footage as well as
conduct interviews with witnesses. Since the show, its
staff and cast were all cleared of misconduct
allegations, everyone agreed they were happy with the
results of the investigation.
The cast seemed to agree that nothing serious even
happened between DeMario and Corinne, suggesting the
Bachelor in Paradise producer who initially filed the
complaint had blown the situation out of proportion.
ABC has opted not to air footage of the incident in
question, and no specifics were shared about what
actually happened between the two cast members, who did
Instead, the episode featured Harrison asking the cast
if they agreed with Warner Bros.’ call to resume
production, and everyone did. Raven Gates said that
nothing “bad” happened between Olympios and Jackson, and
that she hopes the scandal doesn’t deter “actual
victims” from speaking out.
The conversation also included a debate on whether race
was a factor and whether those who supported Jackson
were implicitly “slut-shaming” Olympios.
As might be expected, plenty of fans took to Twitter to
weigh in about the episode.
“You can practically see the cast reading the ‘ABC isn’t
liable’ cue cards the lawyers are holding up behind the
cameras,” one user wrote.
“They literally discussed everything BUT what happened
between Corinne and DeMario,” another viewer tweeted.
Chris Harrison appeared on “Good Morning America” on
Tuesday, where he was asked about the much-debated
sexual encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios
and DeMario Jackson.
“You will see that Corinne and DeMario, other than the
fact that they were very involved in this, had very
little to do with the entire incident as far as filing a
complaint or allegations against one another,” Harrison
said. “And that’s what created this frustrating
“It was someone who really wasn’t there and didn’t see
or hear anything that kind of got this ball rolling, and
so it was kind of this domino effect that I guess led to
us having to finally say, ‘Look, we need to take
everybody’s safety, and that is the utmost importance,'”
the franchise mainstay continued.
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