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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 2/16/17)
FYI: Good Spirits (Premiere) at 6pm
HISTORY: Swamp People (Premiere) at 9pm
DIY: Tiny House, Big Living (Finale) at 9:30pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Extreme Homes (Finale) at 9pm

CBS
is close to a two-year renewal deal for hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, now in its tenth season. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves shared the news during an earnings call Wednesday. Moonves also said CBS Corp. has a distribution deal with Verizon covering CBS, Showtime, the CW and other properties “on terms consistent” with its long-term retrans revenue goal” of $2.5 billion by 2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Count writer-director Richard Curtis and the cast of his 2003 holiday film, Love Actually, in on Red Nose Day. Short film Red Nose Day Actually will air as part of Comic Relief’s May 25 Red Nose Day Special on NBC and March 24’s Red Nose Day special in on UK’s BBC1. Revisiting their roles from the movie are Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz announced its 13-episode season 3 of Outlander will premiere in September. In March, production on the current season will move from its home base in Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa, to shoot sea voyage scenes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon picked up a sophomore season of Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton. “Amazon is proud of Goliath and Billy Bob’s amazing, Golden Globe-winning performance,” said Joe Lewis, head of comedy, drama & VR at Amazon Studios. “Great shows like this help elevate the art of storytelling.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

New Viceland series Needles and Pins, exploring the world of tattooing, launches Tuesday, February 21 at 10p. The following night at 10:30p brings the season 2 premiere of the net’s Vice World of Sports, focused on rivalries.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 8 of live concert series The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands launches on AXS TV Wednesday, March 8 at 10p with Led Zeppelin tribute Led Zepagain playing iconic album “Led Zeppelin IV” in its entirety.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The second and final season of Amazon drama Hand of God arrives Friday, March 10. Series stars Ron Perlman and Dana Delany.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series was renewed for a second season, ahead of the start of its freshman run on Friday, March 24 at 7:30p. Mandy Moore (This Is Us) reprises her voice role of Rapunzel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s Little Ballers Indiana premieres Friday, March 3 at 9p, in Nicktoons’ NickSports block. The docu-series following the girls on WNBA All Star Skylar Diggins’ basketball team will air for three consecutive nights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? returns Sunday, March 5 at 10p with a new crop of celebs eager to find out more about their lineage. Tracing their past will be Jessica Biel, Julie Bowen, Courteney Cox (Friend of exec producer Lisa Kudrow), Jennifer Grey, Smokey Robinson, John Stamos, Liv Tyler and Noah Wylie. Ancestry, returning as a sponsor, will provide family research.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Add Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean to the list of performers at the iHeartRadio Music Awards airing Sunday, March 5 at 8p on TBS, TNT and truTV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genevieve Angelson (Good Girls Revolt) nabbed the female lead in NBC comedy pilot Happy Peppers, centered on an adult brother and sister who wind up living together.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement) joins the cast of CBS buddy cop comedy pilot Brothered Up as one of the leads; James Burrows will direct and exec produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sophina Brown (Numb3rs) will recur in season 3 of CBS summer series Zoo, as the CEO of a pharmaceutical company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Geoff Pierson (The Brink) landed a recurring role on ABC’s Designated Survivor as a former President of the United States.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ian Anthony Dale has joined CBS summer suspense series Salvation, reports Deadline, focused on a secret project to save the world from an asteroid collision.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s The Middle will have an Everybody Loves Raymond reunion when Patricia Heaton’s former co-star Monica Horan guests this spring, reports TVLine. Horan, who played Debra’s sister-in-law on Raymond, will portray the woman who accidentally took Brick home from the hospital shortly after he was born.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ilfenesh Hadera (Chi-Raq) will play one of the leads in ABC pilot Deception, a crime drama procedural about a disgraced magician who uses his tricks to help the FBI.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mae Whitman (Parenthood) will co-star in NBC pilot Good Girls, centered on 3 suburban wives and mothers who decide to stop playing it safe.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

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