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Jordan Chariton is Editor of TVNewser and Lost Remote. He joined Mediabistro in 2013 after four years working in cable news, at Fox News, Fox Business and MSNBC, and over a year as the digital producer at NYC's 92nd Street Y. When he's not reading or writing, Jordan is most likely taking in a movie, museum, restaurant, or binge Netflix watching. Follow him on Twitter @JordanChariton or email him at jordan@mediabistro.com.

Social Scoreboard: Tuesday, August 26

“Pretty Little Liars” topped social media yesterday, with the hit ABC Family show ranking first on Nielsen’s Twitter ratings. For the day, the “PLL” generated 891,000 tweets written by 259,000 unique authors which were seen by a unique audience of close to 5 million people.

The series finale of “Chelsea Handler,” “Bad Girls Club: Chicago,” “Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Atlanta Falcons,” and “Finding Carter” rounded out the top five.

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Meredith and Net2TV Partner on ‘Better Home and Gardens’ Streaming TV

net2tvHome and gardening lovers: make some room on your second screen devices.

Meredith, the media conglomerate highlighting women, has partnered with Net2TV to launch a new streaming TV show spun off from the Better Homes and Gardens brand. The half-hour show, hosted by NBC First Look’s Jackie Tranchida, will offer content around cooking, decorating, home improvement, entertaining and gardening. It debuts August 27 with a Labor Day-themed episode.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Net2TV to bring our award-winning content to a new audience and in a new format,” Gayle Butler, Editor-in-Chief, Better Homes and Gardens said in a news release. “Better Homes and Gardens helps its audience live more colorful and creative lives, and our highly visual content translates beautifully into compelling television.”

“Better Homes and Gardens” will air bi-monthly on Net2TV’s Portico TV service, which is distributed across more than 30 million screens via smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Sharp and Phillips), Roku-connected TV’s, and on Toshiba tablets.

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When Viral Video Jumps From Your Second Screen to TV

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Catchy viral videos are often the talk of the second screen. Now it’s moving to the first.

“People want to know when they see these videos, ‘why would he do that, how did they do that?’” Beth Troutman, host of the syndicated viral video talk show “Right This Minute” told Lost Remote in an interview. She was talking about Washington lumberjack Scott Augur, whose expert tree cutting exhibition resulted in both he and his video making the cut to be on-air. “It gives you the story,” she says about having the subject of compelling viral moments on-air.

Social Scoreboard: Monday, August 25

The Primetime Emmys dominated social media yesterday, with the big awards show taking the top spot on Nielsen’s Twitter ratings. For the day, the awards show generated 1.1 million tweets written by 370,000 unique authors which were seen by a unique audience of 8.8 million people.

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” “WWE Monday Night Raw,” “Bachelor In Paradise,” and “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” rounded out the top five.

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Instagramming at the MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards produced a slew of great social moments tonight with many captured on Instagram.

MTV enlisted photagrapher Amanda de Cadenet to go behind-the-scenes at the VMA’s and turn in some Instagram classics.

She seemed to go with an Americana feel.

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Mo’ne Davis’ Baseball Breakout Spreads on Social

She became the first female to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series and now is the first Little Leaguer featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

What else can 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis do? How about take over social media.

From athletes to celebrities to folks in the White House, Davis has been getting a lot of love on social.

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Vocativ Founder Launches $120 Million Start-Up Fund; Invests in SocialStudios

SocialStudiosMati Kochavi, who founded digital news start-up Vocativ, is adding to his social and digital portfolio in a big way.

The Israeli entreprenuer launched Moonscape Ventures today, a $120 million investment company that will invest in the “Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Big Data and Media Startups,” according to a news release.

As its first signature move, Moonscape has announced a $3.1 million investment in a start-up called SocialStudios, which takes social media data and automatically morphs it into personalized video content. Kochavi’s company, Vocativ, which is a digital news content creator that tells stories from the “deep web,” will be the first company to use SocialStudio’s technology.

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Social Media Mourns Robin Williams

He rose to fame on cult TV classic “Mork and Mindy” well before the social TV era began, but today’s top actors and comedians are taking to social media to remember Robin Williams following his death yesterday.


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Does ‘Better Call Saul’ Have the Makings of a Social TV Hit?

It’s only nine seconds, but we finally have a preview of what the much-anticipated “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul” will look like.

The New York Daily News recently reported the spinoff, which will star crooked lawyer Saul (played by Bob Odenkirk), will have a timeline that overlaps with “Breaking Bad.” Some of the new show will take place before the “Breaking Bad” story took place, some during, and some after.

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BuzzFeed Makes Major Expansion, Launches ‘BuzzFeed Motion Pictures’

BFBuzzFeed is expanding its brand in the editorial, video, and motion pictures area, the website announced today.

The viral news and video website, known for its listicles, GIFS, and in recent years, original news and reporting, will expand its video division to becomes “BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.” The new film division will focus on producing everything from GIFS to feature films.

Two new teams will be formed; BuzzFeed Live Development will create “mid-form serialized content” that focuses on characters and genres, while the “Future of Fiction” team will “explore the future of long-form, television and trans-media video,” according to the site.

The new motion pictures unit is getting some Hollywood firepower at the onset: producer Michael Shamberg, who produced “Pulp Fiction,” “Get Shorty,” and “Django Unchained,” and actor/comedian Jordan Peele, from Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” are joining the unit as advisors.

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