ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/3/17)
A&E: The First 48: Most Shocking Twists (Premiere) at 8pm
DISNEY CHANNEL: Stuck In The Middle (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Treehouse Masters (Finale) at 10pm
CW: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Finale) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (Premiere) at 9pm
DESTINATION AMERICA: Killing Bigfoot (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Kristen Stewart, Musical Guest: Alessia Cara at 11:30pm
FOX: Super Bowl Pregame at 2pm
FOX: Super Bowl LI (51) at 6:30pm
FOX: 24: Legacy (Premiere) at 10:30pm
PBS: Secrets of The Six Wives (Finale) at 10pm
Conan O’Brien will return to NY’s Apollo Theatre to originate his show from the Harlem venue November 7-12 as part of TBS’ alliance with the New York Comedy Festival. The network plans to activate fan experiences throughout the festival across digital and linear platforms, and explore development opportunities with comics appearing at the fest.
TBS’ Samantha Bee announced her April 29 Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner earlier this week, and yesterday the correspondents group released a statement saying its show will go on, on the same date in DC.
Looks like sharks in the forecast again. Syfy and The Asylum have begun principal photography in Bulgaria on Sharknado 5, which will again star Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler. The new incarnation will see the deadly weather phenom bombard cities around the world, and film in more than five countries, including the UK and Australia. Anthony C. Ferrante, who directed the first four films, is back to helm this latest installment, based on a script by Scotty Mullen.
Destination America will debut Killing Bigfoot this Saturday, February 4 at 10p, and its creator/director Peter von Puttkamer tells Cynopsis the show puts a very real lens on some current fiction phenomena. “We had an amazing time filming Killing Bigfoot down south, with the show resembling a real-life Walking Dead or Stranger Things with aggressive monsters on the loose,” he says. “The show features the very-real Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization as they help frightened people in the south deal with a mysterious creature as it torments their property, as well as harvest a specimen for research to prove once and for all that Bigfoot is real.”
A&E Network’s original non-fiction crime series Nightwatch returns for new episodes on Thursday, February 9 at 10p. The new season takes place in Tampa, FL, and follows elite teams of emergency responders as they risk their lives to work the critical and daunting overnight shift where as many as 850 emergency calls come in every night.
It’s complicated. Revealing the severe issues that arise toward the end of a drastic weight loss journey, TLC’s Skin Tight returns for a second season on Wednesday, March 1 at 10p, following new episodes of My 600-Lb Life. Each of 10 one-hour eps will document the stories of two individuals who have lost massive amounts of weight but are still ashamed of their bodies and feel trapped in their own skin.
It’s a lucky 13th season for E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which returns Sunday, March 5 at 9p. Last season of the series averaged 2.5 million total viewers and 1.5 million A18-49 in L+3 viewing.
WGN America released key art for the second season of its series Underground ahead of the season premiere on Wednesday, March 8 at 10p. The release of images coincides with the series’ participation at aTVfest, which honored Underground with its annual Cast Award for outstanding contributions to the art of television. Season 2 follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war.
Peacock Productions special Anna Nicole Smith: Behind Closed Doors airs on Reelz this Saturday, February 4 at 9p.
The 2017 Grammys are growing with newly added performances by current seven-time nominee Chance The Rapper, Little Big Town and Sturgill Simpson. William Bell and Gary Clark Jr. will also take the stage for a special collaborative performance. The 59th annual event will air live on Sunday, February 12 at 8p on CBS.
getTV is paying tribute to Black History Month in a lineup packed with classic appearances of African-American stars. The bounty includes four straight weeks of Sonny & Cher guest performances by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 each Monday at 9p, followed by TV specials starring Lena Horne, Lola Falana, and more at 10p, and a Night Of Soul on Sunday, February 12, at 11p in honor of the Grammys.
Nickelodeon revealed nominees for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, including in nine new categories the network added this year, including: favorite frenemies, most wanted pet and #Squad. The event, hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, airs live on Saturday, March 11, at 8p. First-time TV nominees include America’s Funniest Home Videos, American Ninja Warrior, Black-ish, Fuller House, Supergirl, Paradise Run, The Loud House and The Voice.
Cartoon Network is kicking off February with new eps across several series. The Amazing World of Gumball returns with new episodes beginning Monday, February 6 at 5p. Clarence will air a Valentine’s Day-themed episode on on Friday, February 10 at 6:30p, followed by new episodes of Steven Universe on Fridays beginning February 10 at 7p. Mighty Magiswords gets into the NBA All-Star spirit with a special “Grup Jam” ep, premiering February 17 at 6:15p, and a special half-hour episode of Teen Titans Go! on Feb. 20 at 6p will celebrate Beast Boy and Raven, aka BBRAE.
Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society) and Jacqueline Byers (Roadies) will be series regulars in CBS’ summer drama Salvation, which hails from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios.
Never mind the hearts and flowers, The Dr. Oz Show will spend February exposing health scammers and rigged systems and breaking down health information for viewers as part of its new Scammers Series.
Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls and Parolees on Saturday pushed the net into ad-supported cable’s Top Five in its timeslot among W25-54 (#5) and W18-34 (#3) in L+3. The episode also ranked among the Top 10 in its timeslot among A25-54 (#10), Total Viewers (#9), W18-49 (#6), P18-34 (#7). The episode was up 18 percent from last season’s average among A25-54. At 10p, freshman series The Guardians grabbed a season high across the 25-54’s (Adults, Men, Women). The episode was up 17 percent among A25-54 versus the season average, and up 25 percent among Men and up 11 percent among Women 25-54.
Rings – Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Andrea Powell, Chuck Willis
The Space Between Us – Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery, Scott Takeda, Trey Tucker
The Comedian – Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Harvey Kettle, Charles Gordon, Patti LuPone, Cloris Leachman
Today’s Jackpot is $20 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $229 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.