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Television Review: Review: ‘Seven Year Switch’ Re-Pairs Couples for Marriage Repair – This show on FYI splits up struggling couples, gives them new partners and puts them in a house with only one bed.

ArtsBeat: ‘True Detective’ Recap: Some Bounce Back, Others Descend – Frank’s diminishment continued and we discovered which of the true detectives was the truest.

What’s on TV Monday – Television highlights.

ArtsBeat: ‘Poldark’ Episode 3 Recap: Hope v. Heartbreak – That infamous scything scene arrives and a cameo from the original Poldark.

Jane Aaron, Filmmaker Whose Animation Sprouted on ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies at 67 – Ms. Aaron’s films have been shown in museums around the world, but her work found its widest audience on the popular children’s education program.

Review: ‘Tough Love’ on PBS Examines Custody Battles With the State – In this “POV” segment, Patrick, a recovering addict in Seattle, and Hannah, a New York mother, are assessed by the state for their parental suitability.

Can 20 Million YouTube Fans Make ‘Smosh: The Movie’ a Hit? – A generation of Internet stars is making the leap to full-length feature films, with Hollywood betting their fans will follow.

Where to Go Now: A Food Tour of Seinfeld’s New York – With “Seinfeld” making its streaming television debut this month, fans may want to revisit what remains of the show’s New York food scene.

Television News from the Seattle PI

Can't Buy Me Love Actress Amanda Peterson Dies at 43 – A cause of death has not been confirmed, but Peterson's father tells TMZ that "she had some illness and a sleep apnea problem that may have contributed." Peterson's television work included NBC's A Year in the Life and recurring on the early-1990s drama Jack's Place.
Bill Cosby Admitted in 2005 That He Drugged a Woman – In a 2005 deposition, Bill Cosby admitted that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women in order to have sex, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman. [...] more than a dozen women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them.
Ooh Child! Check Out the Epic Guardians of the Galaxy Series Poster – Disney XD has announced that the animated adaptation of the hit movie, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy will officially debut with a one-hour premiere on Saturday Sept. 26 at 9:30/8:30c. Disney XD will be airing a sneak peek of the series on Saturday, Sept. 5 as well as 10 two-minute shorts throughout August that will dive into the backstory of the five Guardians. On Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, the team discovers a strange artifact that, when opened, unleashes a treasure map leading to a weapon known as the Cosmic Seed, which can create the next universe, natch. Will Friedle (Girl Meets World) will voice Star-Lord, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) will voice Groot, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) will voice Gamora, David Sobolov (Mighty Med) will voice Drax and Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) will voice Rocket Raccoon.
Oops! A Spanish-Language Promo Revealed Which Avenger Is Joining Ant-Man – Maybe calling in the Avengers isn't such a ridiculous suggestion, as Paul Rudd's Ant-Man character Scott Lang declared in an earlier trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie. A new Spanish-language TV spot for the movie confirmed Mackie's presence with a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot.
Mega Buzz: How Will the Wayward Pines Bombing Blow Up Ethan's Family? – Things took an explosive turn on last week's Wayward Pines when a bomb built by a group of insurgents inadvertently blew up a truck that was carrying Ethan's son Ben. [...] the real aftershocks are still to come. That's because Ben's teacher Mrs. Fisher (Hope Davis) puts the idea in Ben's head that, as the survivor of a "terrorist attack," he should now be a mouthpiece to bring about change in the community. [...] his first exercise in speaking out? [...] the whole situation is a little too similar to an event from Ethan's past, which, once explained, makes more sense of Ethan's mysterious backstory.
ESPN Cuts Ties with Donald Trump for Charity Golf Event – ESPN is moving next week's ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club after Trump's disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants, Variety reports. Macy's and NBC have also cut their ties with the real estate mogul after he made remarks about Mexican immigrants in his announcement for his presidential bid last month. NASCAR has also announced that it will not return to the Trump National Doral Miami resort. View original ESPN Cuts Ties with Donald Trump for Charity Golf Event at
Lifetime Has Renewed Unreal for a Well-Deserved Second Season – With authentically flawed characters, sharp storytelling and impeccable performances, this show is propelling our brand in a truly exciting direction - an unexpected and bolder Lifetime. Created by Noxon and Shapiro, the scripted series follows the behind-the-scenes action on the dating competition show "Everlasting," where young producer Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby), works to manipulate the contestants to get dramatic and outrageous footage for executive producer Quinn King (Constance Zimmer).
Legendary Ocean's Eleven, Karate Kid Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77 – Before stepping into the movie business, Weintraub was a force in the management and music fields, where he spent more than 20 years promoting concerts for some of the world's most successful acts, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, John Denver and the Beach Boys. After being fired from his position as chairman and CEO of United Artists in 1985, Weintraub went on to form his own film and TV production company, Weintraub Entertainment Group, and later Jerry Weintraub Prods., where he produced feature films including Vegas Vacation and The Avengers, as well as Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, Nancy Drew and the Karate Kid remake starring Jaden Smith.

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