ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/27/17)
DISCOVERY LIFE: Trauma Down Under (Premiere) at 10pm
HLN: How It Really Happened (Premiere) at 8pm
VICELAND: Rise (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Detroit Steel (Premiere) at 10pm
VELOCITY: Garage Dreams (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Pit Bulls & Parolees (Finale) at 9pm
HGTV: House Hunters Renovation (Finale) at 10pm
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: 2017 SAG Awards at 6pm
TNT & TBS: 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8pm
FOX: Miss Universe Pageant (Premiere) at 8pm
STARZ: Black Sails (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Top Secret Waterfalls (Premiere) at 10pm
ABC: Conviction (Finale) at 10pm
CMT: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (Finale) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Alaska: The Last Frontier (Finale) at 9pm
E!: Mariah’s World (Finale) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The Affair (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Sister Wives (Finale) at 8pm
Nina Dobrev will be back for the series finale of CW’s The Vampire Diaries. The actress, who left in 2015 at the end of her contract, shared the news on Instagram.
Entertainment Tonight alum Mary Hart and producer Harry Friedman (Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune) will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2017 Daytime Emmys. Friedman will pick up his trophy at the Daytime Creative Arts awards on Friday, April 28, while Hart will be presented with her statuette during the Sunday, April 30 ceremony.
NBC’s 90th birthday will be celebrated Sunday, February 19 from 9-11p,on The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary. Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) will host the special. New interviews will feature many of NBC’s biggest names, including Ted Danson, Tina Fey, Debra Messing, Noah Wyle, Rob Lowe, Blake Shelton, William Shatner, Jennifer Lopez, Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Dick Wolf.
CBS Corp. chief Les Moonves and CBS will be honored at the annual fundraising gala for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook concert series, taking place February 1. Late Late Show’s James Corden will host the non-televised event.
Season 2 of Starz drama The Girlfriend Experience, exec produced by Steven Soderbergh, will feature 2 parallel storylines, breaking with its freshman format. Each will be written, directed and executive produced by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. “It was always our intention to change the universe every season, but Amy and Lodge have cranked up the ambition, scope, and complexity of the show by creating two storylines even more provocative and confrontational than last year’s,” said Soderbergh. “I’m as excited as a Swedish person is allowed to get.” Joining the cast are Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Louisa Krause (Billions) and Carmen Ejogo (Selma).
WE tv’s Mama June: From Not to Hot debuts Friday, February 24 at 10p. Docu-dramedy chronicles the physical and emotional metamorphosis of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch.
Univision’s El Chapo, based on the life of the notorious drug kingpin, will premiere on the network in April. The series is the first co-production between Univision Story House, the development and production arm of Univision Communications, and Netflix.
INSP renewed State Plate for season 2, to begin production this spring. The food series will again be hosted by American Idol season 5 winner Taylor Hicks.
Steven Universe returns to Cartoon Network with a full week of premieres beginning Monday, January 30 at 7p, settling into its new weekly time slot on Friday, February 10 at 7p.
CNBC’s The Partner, featuring The Profit host Marcus Lemonis, debuts Tuesday, March 7 at 10p. Winner gets a half-million dollar contract and the chance to help investor Lemonis manage his empire.
SundanceTV is running a marathon of the final season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show starting Saturday, January 28 at 6a, with Mary’s apartment turned into a delivery room when Georgette gives birth at a party. It’s a tribute to Moore, who died Wednesday at age 80.
Decades Network will also remembering Moore, with a multi-day tribute of programming celebrating her career beginning Friday, February 3 from 8a-1p, and continuing all weekend starting Saturday, February 4 at 1p. Programming will include the actress’s 1986 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, the film Just Between Friends, and 77 Sunset Strip, in addition to a Mary Tyler Moore Show binge.
As part of its Jazz Legends series, Canal 22 Mexico will air a special concert featuring saxophonist and composer John Coltrane, on Sunday, January 29 at 9p.
NBC will air the third annual Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 25, with partners Walgreens, M&Ms and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The campaign to end child poverty has raised over $60 million in its first two years in the U.S., and over one billion globally since 1988.
HDNet Movies’ And The Oscar Goes To Presented By Richard Roeper, featuring Academy Award winners, kicks off Sunday, January 29 at 10:25p with Slumdog Millionaire. The 29-day event includes 40 films.
Will Tudor (Game of Thrones) has been cast in the recurring guest role of Sebastian on Freeform’s Shadowhunters, airing Mondays at 8p. Tudor will star in the later half of the second season.
Brandon Micheal Hall (Search Party) will star in ABC’s untitled comedy pilot from Jeremy Bronson and Daveed Diggs.
Paula Patton (Warcraft) landed the lead in ABC summer series Somewhere Between. Drama is based on a Korean format.
Univision is ranking as the top Spanish-language net among A18-49 season to date, growing its primetime audience in the demo 8 percent January 2017 to date versus October 2016.
Garrett English was promoted to Executive Vice President of Event Programming, Specials and News for MTV, VH1 and Logo. Most recently, English served as SVP of Programming, Events and Live Production for MTV.
A Dog’s Purpose – Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Bryce Gheisar, K.J. Apa, Juliet Van Kampen, Luke Kirby, Gabrielle Rose
Gold – Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Howard, Joshua Harto, Timothy Simons, Michael Landes, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, Rola, Joon-Gi Lee, William Levy
Today’s Jackpot is $188 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $187 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.