ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/17/17)
ANIMAL PLANET: Tanked: My Tank From Hell (Premiere) at 9pm
UNIVISION: Dale Replay (Premiere) at 8pm
INSP: Handcrafted America (Finale) at 9:30pm
MTV 2: ADD-TV (Finale) at 11:30pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Dr. Jeff: Double Dose (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: The Zoo (Premiere) at 10pm
BBCA: Planet Earth II (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Log Cabin Living (Premiere) at 11pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottoms (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: For Peete’s Sake (Premiere) at 10pm
SUNDANCE: Planet Earth II (Premiere) at 9pm
GAC: Texas Flip N More (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Your Worst Nightmare (Finale) at 10pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Finding Bigfoot: Favorite Excursions (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Lone Star Law (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: The Good Fight (Premiere) at 8pm
HALLMARK: When Call The Heart (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Big Little Lies (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Crashing (Premiere) at 10:30pm
HGTV: Beachfront Bargain Hunt (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
SHOWTIME: Billions (Premiere) at 10pm
TLC: Long Island Medium (Premiere) at 8pm
VICELAND: Trapped (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Barnwood Builders (Finale) at 9pm
E!: The Royals (Finale) at 10pm
FOX: Son of Zorn (Finale) at 8:30pm
HGTV: Caribbean Life (Finale) at 9:30pm
The Royals will continue to reign. E! Entertainment announced a season four pick-up for the scripted drama. Season 3 averaged 1.1 million total viewers, more than 600,000 in the A18-49 demo and 1.6 million weekly social engagements.
Comedy Central announced that Review will return for its third and final season on Thursday, March 16 at 10p. Series stars Andy Daly as critic Forrest MacNeil.
In an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Ryan Murphy revealed that Season 7 of American Horror Story will be based on the 2016 presidential election. “Well, I don’t have a title, but the season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through,” said the producer, adding that he thought “that will be interesting for a lot of people.”
A third slate of presenters were named for the 89th Oscars telecast that includes Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel,airs lives on Sunday, February 26 at 7p.
Nominations were announced for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. Keith Urban leads with seven, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and tenth nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received six nominations and is once again nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year categories.
Univision’s Despierta America kicks off its 20th anniversary yearlong celebration on Friday, February 17 at 7a with a reunion of past and present show hosts. The special five-hour edition will feature the return of Ana Maria Canseco, Raul Gonzalez, Giselle Blondet, Rafael Jose, Fernando Arau and Neida Sandoval.
The Paley Center for Media presents a PaleyLive LA event with the cast and creative team of ABC’s American Crime on Wednesday, March 1 at its Beverly Hills location. A panel discussion and audience Q&A will follow an exclusive screening of Season 3 ahead of its March 12 premiere.
RespectAbility board members Jonathan Murray (EP of Real World, Born This Way, Autism the Musical) and Steve Tingus (content expert on inclusion in Hollywood) host summit “Ending Stigmas & Bigotry: Expanding Diverse Employment and Portrayal in the Entertainment Industry both in Front of and Behind the Camera” on Tuesday, February 21 at 2p at Sherman Oaks Hospital, in Sherman Oaks, CA. Participants include stars of Born This Way, as well as people with Autism, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, physical disabilities, amputations and non-visible disabilities.
HBO acquired US television rights to David Bowie: The Last Five Years. The documentary film focuses on albums The Next Day and Blackstar and gives insight into Bowie’s creativity during the final years of his life.
Syfy competition series Cosplay Melee premieres Tuesday, March 21 at 10p. Cosplayers go head to head each week in a showdown of creativity, costumes and characters. Yvette Nicole Brown hosts.
Adam Carolla And Friends Build Stuff Live debuts Tuesday, March 14 at 10p on Spike. Series features Carolla tackling creative build projects with his celebrity friends. Jimmy Kimmel guests on the opening episode.
Contractor Marnie Oursler renovates properties in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, DE, in DIY Network’s Big Beach Builds. Premieres Monday, March 20 with back-to-back episodes at 9p and 9:30p.
Season 1 of The A.V. Club bows Thursday, March 16 at 9p on Fusion TV. Hosted by editor-at-large John Teti, the show features the editorial brains behind the pop culture site sharing their perspective on movies, music, television and more.
In celebration of Black History Month, SundanceTV presents Roots: 40th Anniversary Special Event. The miniseries begins airing Saturday, February 25 at 11a and will be followed by sequel, Roots: The Next Generations, presented in two parts on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 at 5p.
Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular bows Saturday, February 18 on ABC. Hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi, Michael Weiss and Olympic gold medalist gymnasts Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci, the special features figure skaters including Meryl Davis & Charlie White and Nancy Kerrigan, as well as gymnasts Simone Biles and Danell Leyva. Check local listings.
Premiere dates were set for two National Geographic projects. Feature documentary Water & Power: A California Heist, which uncovers the exploitation of California’s water supply, bows Tuesday, March 14 at 9p. Limited series Parched debuts Tuesday, March 21 at 9p.
Beyond the Headlines: Britney Spears airs Saturday, February 18 at 10p on Lifetime. Special is produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions.
In other Lifetime news, the network premieres ripped-from-the-headline movie, NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell on Sunday, April 23 at 8p, exploring the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape. Penelope Ann Miller (American Crime) stars.
El Rey Network celebrates President’s Day with “Deadly Day Off,” a 24-hour marathon of classic horror franchises Poltergeist, A Nightmare on Elm street and Final Destination; episodes of Paranormal State and the El Rey Network original special The People’s Network Showcase Horror Edition. Programming begins Monday, February 20 at 6a.
NOVA‘s Why Trains Crash explores new crash prevention technology on Wednesday, February 22 at 9p on PBS.
Raycom Sports’ A Cut Above: The Legacy of New York City Basketball and the ACC airs in over 100 markets through syndication from February 25 until March 6. The special retraces the roots of The New York Life ACC Tournament and New York City basketball. Show also bows on ESPNU on Monday, February 27 at 12p.
Retta (Parks and Recreation) nabbed a lead opposite Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mae Whitman in Good Girls. The NBC drama pilot follows three suburban wives and mothers who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe.
Santiago Cabrera (The Musketeers) landed a starring role in upcoming CBS suspense drama Salvation. He’ll play Darius, a self-made billionaire and visionary maverick.
UP TV added series regulars to Date My Dad. New cast members include Cindy Busby (A Puppy for Christmas, Heartland), Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale, White Chicks), Matty Finochio (Season’s Greetings, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Karen Holness (Make It Pop, Cashing In) and Chris Gauthier (Once Upon a Time, Eureka). Premieres June 2017.
Jessica Lu (Awkward) and Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes) were tapped for regular roles in NBC drama pilot Reverie. The dramatic thriller focuses on Mara (Sarah Shahi), a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.
Cartoon Network debuts new series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Monday, March 6 at 5:30p. The comedy is based on Sony Pictures Animation’s 2009 animated feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 2013 sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show returns Friday, April 14. Season 2 of Chelsea is changing its format, switching to one hour-long show a week on Fridays. Season 1 featured three half-hour editions released Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Larry W. Jones was named CEO of Blackthorn Media. Jones was previously President of TV Land. The 27-year Viacom vet is set to lead the company’s business and creative strategies, including development, production, distribution, marketing and finance of all original content.
A Cure For Wellness – Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imre, Adrian Schiller, Harry Groener, Johannes Krisch, Magnus Krepper
Fist Fight – Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia,
The Great Wall – Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Han Lu
Lovesong (Limited Release) – Jena Malone, Riley Keough, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold, Rosanna Arquette, Amy Seimetz, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Marshall Chapman
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