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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/25/11)
NBC: Who Do You Think You Are?: Kim Cattrall (Premiere) at 8pm
OWN: Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search For The Next TV Star (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: DC Cupcakes (Premiere) at 10pm & 10:30pm
STARZ: Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena (Finale) at 10pm
IFC: Portlandia (Finale) at 10:30pm
VH1: Friday Night Alright: Linkin Park World Stage (Premiere) at 11pm

(SATURDAY 2/26/11)
IFC: 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards at 10pm
GSN: High Stakes Poker (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Secrets From A Stylist (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Antonio Treatment (Premiere) at 9:30pm
MSNBC: Life After Lockup (Premiere) at 1am

(SUNDAY 2/27/11)
E!: Live From The Red Carpet at 6pm
ABC: Oscars Red Carpet Live at 7pm
ABC: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards at 8:30pm
VH1: What Chili Wants (Finale) at 9pm
VH1: Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business (Finale) at 9:30pm

This statement from CBS was sent out late last evening in regard to future production of Two and a Half Men:  Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of “Two and a Half Men” for the remainder of the season. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN moved quickly to grant a second six-episode season for its new docu-series Our America with Lisa Ling.  The series launched its inaugural season earlier this month and the second episode on Tuesday delivered a 0.51 rating among W25-54 and 733,000 total viewers.  The series is produced by part2pictures. 
(Source: Cynopsis)

In anticipation of Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast, ABC extended its contract with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for six more years through 2020.   The current contract was due to expire in 2014 and this extension insures ABC will carry the Oscars for a total of 46 years.  This year marks ABC’s 36th consecutive telecast and Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards airs at 830p preceded by ABC’s live Red Carpet show at 7p.
(Source: Cynopsis) 

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said yesterday it is combining the miniseries and made-for-TV-movie categories for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.  The new merged category will also have six nominees rather than five.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Hall Pass – Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Stephen Merchant, Christina Applegate
Drive Angry – Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, Charlotte Ross
The Grace Card (Limited Release) – Louis Gossett Jr., Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom, Joy Moore, Dawntoya Thomason
Public Speaking (Limited Release, Documentary) – Fran Lebowitz

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $76 million.

Participating States: New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $184 million

Powerball is played in 41 states.
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CASTING CALL
FOX’s upcoming singing competition series The X Factor set its audition schedule beginning March 27 in Los Angeles.  The series is looking for undiscovered talent 12 years or older including both solo artists and vocal groups.  Other audition cities and dates include: Miami on April 7; Newark, NJ on April 14; Seattle on April 20; Chicago on April 27; and also Dallas though the date has not been set.  Interested individuals or vocal groups can visit www.fox.com/theXfactor for more audition information.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET will soon launch a fourth season of its singing competition series, Sunday Best and announced additional audition dates for next month.  The show heads to Los Angeles March 5 and Atlanta March 12 and auditions are open to contestants age 18 and older who possess government-issued forms of identification.  More details on the upcoming auditions can be found at: www.bet.com/sundaybest .
(Source: Cynopsis)

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