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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 2/28/17)
ID: Who Killed Jane Doe? (Premiere) at 10pm
LIFETIME: Little Women: LA (Premiere) at 9pm
FX: Taboo (Finale) at 10pm
HISTORY: The Curse of Oak Island: Digging Deeper (Finale) at 8pm
HISTORY: The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Tattoo Girls (Finale) at 10pm

Season 2 of psychological thriller Fortitude, homeless after Pivot was shut down, has been picked up by Amazon Studios and is slated to premiere on Prime Video later this year. Dennis Quaid joined the ensemble cast for its sophomore run as a fisherman desperate to cure his terminally ill wife.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif weighed in on the decision of the Best Foreign Language Oscar winners for The Salesman to boycott the show. “Proud of cast & crew of The Salesman for Oscar & stance against #MuslimBan,” he tweeted the morning after a representative for the movie read a statement on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi onstage that said in part, “Dividing the world into the us and our enemies categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

On a lighter note, Steve Harvey – who famously named the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant, and was jokingly blamed on Oscar night by host Jimmy Kimmel after a baffled Warren Beatty handed Faye Dunaway the envelope for Best Picture and she named La La Land the winner instead of Moonlight – also took to Twitter on Monday. “Call me Warren Beatty,” Harvey tweeted. “I can help you get through this! #Oscars.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oscars accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers took the blame for Beatty and Dunaway being given the wrong envelope on Sunday. “We made a human error,” Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of PwCtold USA Today. “Our partner on the left side of the stage, Brian Cullinan, he handed the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty. And then the second we realized that we notified the appropriate parties and corrected the mistake.” But not soon enough. “It was a little chaotic and just took time to get out onstage and let people know that the mistake was made. And unfortunately that took enough time to get through two and a half acceptance speeches.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hearst Television, owner of 33 stations across 39 states, starting advising Dish Network customers that there could be a blackout if the companies can’t reach a renew their deal by March 1. “Only Hearst Television Inc. can force a blackout of its channels,” responded Dish, adding it is “actively working to reach a deal before the contract expires.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Syfy canceled futuristic drama Incorporated after one season. The show, centered on a man’s attempts to throw a wrench in the works of a powerful company, came from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new episode of CBS’s Training Day airing Thursday will include a dedication to series star Bill Paxton, who died February 25 at age 61 from complications from surgery. Production on the midseason drama’s 13 episodes wrapped in December.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Splash and Bubbles returns to PBS Kids on Monday, March 13. Series aimed at ages 4-7 teaches kids about marine biology and ocean science concepts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 8 of Archer, moving from FX to FXX, premieres Wednesday, April 5 at 10p, as Archer tries to find out who killed his partner – but accidentally ends up in bed with a notorious LA crime boss.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Entourage alum Jeremy Piven will play the lead in CBS’s Wisdom of the Crowd. Drama pilot is based on an Israeli format about a tech innovator who creates a crowd-sourcing hub to solve his daughter’s murder.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachel Lefevre (Under the Dome) landed the female lead in ABC drama pilot Doomsday, about a secret 9/11 government think tank reconvened to prevent disaster.
(Source: Cynopsis)

J.K. Simmons will guest on SpongeBob SquarePants Saturday, March 4 at 10a on Nickelodeon. The Oscar winner for Whiplash will voice Maestro Mackerel, the impatient conductor of the Bikini Bottom Philharmonic.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kelen Coleman (Big Little Lies) is onboard CBS comedy pilot Me, Myself & I, looking at a man’s life over a 50-year period.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Walmart took a big swing with branded storytelling in three Oscars ads, enlisting directors Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw), Seth Rogan and Evan Golderg (Superbad) and Marc Forster (Monsters Ball) to each create a 60-second spot featuring six Walmart products.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards averaged 32.9 million viewers and 9.1 among A18-49, according to Nielsen, down 4% in viewers and 13% among A18-49 versus last year and the smallest in 9 years, but outperforming its broadcast competition on CBS, NBC and Fox by 177% in total viewers and 270% in the demo. The net’s red carpet pre-show drew an average 20.9 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s Fixer Upper placed as a top 5 cable show on February 21, nabbing the #4 spot for all viewers A25-54 and the #2 among all W25-54. The episode, which attracted 4.3 million total viewers, also helped propel HGTV to the #1 spot in primetime among ad-supported cable for upscale viewers A25-54 and W25-54.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA’s Chrisley Knows Best returned for season 5 on February 21 with its highest premiere ever among P2+ viewers, with 2.9 million in Live+3 numbers, up 30% from the season 4 launch. Among A25-54 the show grew 21%, to 1.53 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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