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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 2/22/17)
BET: The 2017 ABFF Honors at 8pm
A&E: Jep & Jessica: Growing The Dynasty (Premiere) at 9:30pm
REELZ: Dead Famous DNA (Premiere) at 10pm
TNT: Major Crimes (Premiere) at 9pm
VICELAND: Vice World of Sports (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BRAVO: Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce (Finale) at 10pm
CNBC: Blue Collar Millionaire (Finale) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Vivica’s Black Magic (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Too Close To Home (Finale) at 10pm

Science Channel is going live for the finale of MythBusters: The Search on Saturday, February 25 at 9p, when the next generation of myth busters will be revealed. The series debuted on Discovery Channel in 2003 and ended its 14-year run last year. The four contestants left standing for the new iteration will learn whether they’ve made the final cut in a show originating from Jersey City’s Liberty Science Center.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox renewed The Mick for a 13-episode season 2. “From the earliest stages of development, all of us at Fox had enormous faith in The Mick, and it hasn’t disappointed,” said David Madden, entertainment president. The series is averaging about 1.0 among A18-49, and 8 million multiplatform viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Finalists for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Artist category include The Strumbellas for rock/alternative, Kelsea Ballerini for Country, Chance the Rapper for Hip-Hop, CNCO for Latin, Joss Favela for Regional Mexican, The Chainsmokers for Pop and Bryson Tiller for R&B. Event will be televised live on TBS, TNT and truTV on Sunday, March 5 at 8p. For more go here.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC renewed Days of Our Lives for a 52nd season. The daytime soap, which premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later, aired its 13,000th episode in January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres Sunday, April 12 at 9p. Bravo promises “crumbling marriages, betrayed friendships, promising romances and shifting loyalties.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID’s new Who Killed Jane Doe? launches Tuesday, February 28 at 10p, the day after the season 4 premiere of Obsession: Dark Desires at 10p. March ID arrivals include season 2 of Real Detective on Thursday, March 2 at 10p and season 4 of Murder Comes to Town on Saturday, March 4 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Upcoming season premieres on OWN include Tyler Perry comedy Love Thy Neighbor on Saturday, March 4 at 9p and 9:30p; megachurch drama Greenleaf on Wednesday, March 15 at 10p and Perry drama If Loving You Is Wrong on Tuesday, March 21 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dark Net starts its sophomore run on Showtime on Thursday, April 6 at 10p. Docu-series exposed the dangers of an unregulated digital frontier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New IFC comedy Brockmire, starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, debuts Wednesday, April 5 at 10p. Based on the Funny or Die short film, the series follows a former major league broadcaster trying to resurrect his career in a podunk town.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Conan O’Brien, in Mexico for his TBS special, Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico, guested on a Mexican telenovela, Mi adorable maldicion, as a U.S. businessman who wants to export dairy products. “I love telenovelas,” O’Brien told a Mexican morning program. “In the U.S. I watch the ones in Spanish.” Special airs Wednesday, March 1 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime will premiere drama I’m Dying Up Here at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15, followed by music at The Showtime House and an evening event hosted by the series’ stars. Twin Peaks will get the Showtime House treatment on March 16 and 17.
(Source: Cynopsis)

American Experience’s “The Great War” premieres Monday-Wednesday, April 10-12 on PBS (check local listings). The three-part, six-hour documentary about World War I features the voices of Campbell Scott, Blythe Danner and Courtney Vance, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

getTV is expanding its daytime programming block with 2 rarely-seen sitcoms. 1961’s Mrs. G. Goes to College airs at 6a daily, while 1960’s Peter Loves Mary takes over at 7a starting Monday, March 20. The series haven’t aired on TV in over 50 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oscar who? Comedian Mike Epps hosts the 2017 All Def Movie Awards, airing on Fusion and All Def Digital on Sunday, February 26 at 7p, and re-airing throughout the night (sample categories: “Best Comedy without Madea or Kevin Hart,” “Best Superhero Sidekick” and “Most Out of Place White Person in a Movie”). With guests including Russell Simmons, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Amber Rose and more, the focus is on films and talented overlooked by mainstream award shows. “We started the All Def Movie Awards partly to shine a light on diversity in Hollywood, but moreso to fill a cultural void in the traditional awards show season, much the way the MTV Movie Awards did years ago,” said Russell Simmons, founder and chairman of All Def Digital.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey will guest on NBC’s Blindspot as a female prison inmate – who, not surprisingly, knows how to fight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Demi Moore will recur on Fox hip hop drama Empire, as a nurse with a mysterious past. The character will be introduced on the season 3 finale. Moore’s daughter, Rumer Willis, will appear on the show after it returns from hiatus on Wednesday, March 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dylan Walsh (Unforgettable) will co-star opposite Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) in CW dramedy pilot Life Sentence, about a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer who finds out she’s not dying after all.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jason Ritter (Parenthood) nabbed the lead in ABC drama pilot The Gospel of Kevin, about a down-on-his-luck man asked by God to save the world.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Tim Robbins (Mystic River) is playing the male lead opposite fellow Oscar winner Holly Hunter in Alan Ball’s (True Blood) untitled drama for HBO, centered on a multi-racial family.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) landed a lead in ABC’s straight-to-series Marvel’s Inhumans, as an Inhuman devoted to his brother the King, but with a desire to wear the crown himself.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Georgia King (Vice Principals) will star in ABC comedy pilot Raised by Wolves, based on a UK series, centered on a tough mother struggling to raise her five eccentric kids.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC was the big winner Monday as The Bachelor narrowed down his choices. The reality show rose 4% in both total viewers (7.9 million) and among A18-49 (2.5/8) versus the week prior.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s premiere of Big Little Lies on HBO delivered 1.1 million viewers on linear, a number that jumps to 2.1 million counting replays and other platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spike TV (soon to be Paramount Network) President Kevin Kay announced Tuesday that the net’s EVP of original programming Sharon Levy has decided to depart after 12 years. Calling Levy “instrumental in the success and maturation of the Spike brand,” Kay lauded her as “a great partner, teammate, and friend to me and to the entire staff.” In a note to staff Levy called Spike “a great life adventure.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Another Viacom network vet stepping down is Comedy Central’s Gary Mann, leaving his role as Senior Vice President of Programming and Development effective February 28. “Gary has a finely honed eye for talent and has displayed fantastic creative sensibilities,” said Comedy President Kent Alterman. Wrote Mann, who joined the network in 2003, in a letter to staff, “I feel lucky to have had this experience. Not as lucky as Lou Gehrig, but lucky.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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