ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 3/3/17)
CANAL ONCE: Hospital Veterninario (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Cesar 911 (Premiere) at 8pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation (Premiere) at 9pm
NICKTOONS: Little Ballers Indiana (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Emerald City (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Paranormal Lockdown (Finale) at 9pm
ID: Murder Comes To Town (Premiere) at 10pm
OWN: Love They Neighbor (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Octavia Spencer, Musical Guest: Father John Misty at 11:30pm
TNT: 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at 8pm
TBS: 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at 8pm
ABC: Time After Time (Premiere) at 9pm
ANIMAL PLANET: North Woods War: New Hampshire (Premiere) at 9pm
AXS TV: Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar (Premiere) at 9pm
BOUNCE: Saints & Sinners (Premiere) at 9pm
CNN: Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery (Premiere) at 9pm
CNN: Believer with Reza Asian (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY: Naked and Afraid (Premiere) at 10pm
E!: The Arrangement (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Making History (Premiere) at 8:30pm
FX: Feud: Bette and Joan (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Caribbean Life (Premiere) at 9pm and 9:30pm
NBC: Little Big Shots (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Chicago Justice (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: Shades of Blue (Premiere) at 10pm
OXYGEN: Three Days To Live (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Who Do You Think You Are? (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL: Big Time RV (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Boat Buyers (Premiere) at 10pm
FOOD: Worst Cooks in America (Finale) at 9pm
NICKTOONS: Little Ballers Indiana (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: Mercy Street (Finale) at 8pm
PBS: Victoria On Masterpiece (Finale) at 9pm
WEATHER: Weather Gone Viral (Finale) at 9pm
Ellen DeGeneres is taking ingredients from her daytime talker, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and whipping up a new series. NBC ordered six episodes of Ellen’s Game of Games for primetime. The hour-long game show, hosted and executive produced by DeGeneres, will feature supersized versions of the most popular games from her talker, with contestants pulled from the audience. “I’m so excited to be hosting a huge primetime game show for NBC,” said DeGeneres. “We’re pulling out all the stops – gigantic sets, hilarious games. It’s going to be like a combination of American Ninja Warrior, RuPaul’s Drag Race and a water park. OK, it’s nothing like that, but you should still watch.”
The Big Bang Theory spinoff prequel, which has yet to be confirmed by CBS or Warner Bros. TV, has reportedly cast two key roles. Word is Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies) will play Sheldon Cooper, a younger version of the character played by Jim Parsons on the mother ship, and Zoe Perry (The Family) as Sheldon’s mother, Mary Cooper, the role played by her real-life mom, Lauri Metcalf, on Big Bang.
Mary Murphy is returning to FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance for the its upcoming 14th season. An original judge on the series, Murphy will be reunited with returning host Cat Deeley and fellow judge Nigel Lythgoe.
Nickelodeon touted a pipeline filled with nearly 700 eps of new and returning shows at its Upfront yesterday, including a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2D-animated series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (working title), launching fall 2018; agreen light for The Adventures of Kid Danger and Captain Man (working title), a new animated series based on Nick’s top series, the live-action Henry Danger; a10-episode series commitment to Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a spinoff of Spike’s Emmy-nominated global phenom; a season 2 greenlight for Stefani’s Kuu Kuu Harajuku; a TV special and consumer products line based on performer, actress and social media influencer JoJo Siwa, of Dance Moms fame; the second leg of the PAW Patrol Live tour, and the launch of SlimeFest, a multiday family festival of music and activities to debut in 2018.
ABC is prepping Battle of the Network Stars, a reboot of the 70s and ’80s competition series that pitted teams of stars from different TV networks. The plan is to run it as a summer event series. The original rights the project are owned by IMG, which will produce the new series with ABC and Glassman Media.
HGTV’s Flip or Flop franchise, which started with Tarek and Christina El Moussa flipping houses in Southern California, is expanding. Flip or Flop Vegas, starring contractor and MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, real estate agent and designer Aubrey, showcases the couple’s renovation and flipping skills. Premieres Thursday, April 6 at 9p.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is set to premiere four new original films consecutively beginning Sunday, March 19 with Candace Cameron Bure’s Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, followed by Alison Sweeney in Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts on March 26; Jewel in Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery on April 2, and Kellie Martin in Hailey Dean Mysteries: Deadly Estate on April 9.
The Last Alaskans returns on Wednesday, March 22 at 9p on Discovery Channel. Series showcases authentic stories and cinematic visuals of families struggling to survive in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The culinary skill, strategy and stamina of Iron Chef America returns to Food Network with Iron Chef Gauntlet, a fresh reboot of the franchise hosted by Alton Brown premiering Sunday, April 16 at 9p. It will be preceded by one-hour special The Legend of Iron Chef and followed by the series debut of Iron Chef Eats at 10p, where familiar faces from Iron Chef reveal their favorite food spots from around the country.
Nightcap bows Wednesday, June 7 at 8p on Pop. The sophomore season of the workplace comedy that pokes fun at late night television will feature 10 half-hour episodes.
Bounce airs a marathon of the first season of Saints & Sinners on Saturday, March 4, starting at 3p. Season 2 premieres Sunday, March 5 at 9p.
World Golf Hall of Fame member and five-time major champion Phil Mickelson joins David Feherty on the seventh season premiere of Feherty, airing Monday, March 6 at 9p.
Univision action series La Piloto debuts Tuesday, March 7 at 10p. Inspired by real-life events, it tells the story of Yolanda Cadena (Livia Brito), a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot.
The toughness, grit and swagger of rodeo legends is captured in half-hour docuseries, Special Cowboy Moments, debuting Wednesday, March 8 at 9:30p on RFD-TV.
60 Minutes follows the rescue of 33 lions from circuses and flown to an African sanctuary on Sunday, March 5 at 7p on CBS. Bill Whitaker reports on the journey to freedom, believed to be the largest airlift of lions ever undertaken.
In anticipation of season three of Better Call Saul, AMC announced the opening of a Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up restaurant in Austin during SXSW, Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12 where fans can sample Gus Fring’s famous curly fries. Additional events for the series include a Conversation with Bob Odenkirk, moderated by Fred Armisen and an autograph signing with Bob Odenkirk and Giancarlo Esposito. Season 3 of Better Call Saul bows Monday, April 10 at 10p.
Murder in Lehigh Valley: Keith Morrison airs Sunday, March 5 at 8p on ID. Project hails from NBC News’ Peacock Productions.
The fan-fueled fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards airs live Sunday, March 5 on Turner’s TBS, TNT and truTV at 8p ET. Presenters include Ansel Elgort, Daya, Demi Lovato, DJ Khaled, Florida, Georgia Line, Halsey, Jason Derulo, Joe Jonas, John Legend, Karrueche Tran, Kelsea Ballerini, Macklemore and Miley Cyrus.
MTV and the Association of National Advertisers kicks off Women’s History Month with the A Woman Did That programming initiative to help build awareness for the #SeeHer campaign and rally fans around the movement to accurately portray women and girls in media by the year 2020. Beginning Saturday, March 4 at 8p #SeeHer and MTV spotlight groundbreaking females and their achievements across business, culture, entertainment, music, science, sports and technology. The campaign will extend across MTV’s digital and social platforms including its Snapchat Discover channel.
Fusion investigates why American women today are dying during childbirth at higher rates than in 1987 and why African American women are up to four times more likely to die of pregnancy related causes than their white counterparts in The Naked Truth: Death by Delivery. The one-hour documentary premieres during a special night of programming to mark United Nations’ International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 at 9p.
Leah Remini and Jessica Gunning are set to star in NBC pilot What About Barb?, a female-centric adaptation of the 1991 film What About Bob?. Remini will play psychotherapist Suzanne, the role played by Richard Dreyfuss in the film. Gunning will play Barb, an overbearing patient who refuses to leave Suzanne and her family alone. Bill Murray played the role in the film.
The CW’s Dynasty pilot, a reboot of the 1980s primetime soap, has found its patriarch. Melrose Place vet Grant Show will take on the iconic role of oil tycoon Blake Carrington, the role played by John Forsythe in the original series.
Robert Wagner and Raquel Welch have been cast in guest spots on UP TV’s Date My Dad. Wagner plays Armand, a charming, suave man who is madly in love with Welch’s Rosa. Also set to appear on the series is Willie Aames (Eight is Enough, Charles in Charge) as Elisa’s principle. Series returns in June.
Deadline reports that Daniella Alonso (Animal Kingdom) nabbed the lead in ABC drama pilot, Las Reinas. Projects centers on Detective Sonya De La Reina (Alonso), who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged and powerful criminal family.
Alexander Siddig (Game of Thrones) was tapped to play the head of the League of Shadows on Gotham. The FOX series returns for the rest of its third season in April.
Ken Leung (The Night Shift) nabbed the key role of Karnak opposite Anson Mount in ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans. Series explores the epic adventure of the royal family, including Black Bolt (Mount), the King of the Inhumans.
Amy Acker (Person of Interest) landed the female lead opposite Stephen Moyer in FOX’s untitled Marvel action-adventure pilot, Focused on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers.
British actress Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) was cast as the lead in CBS comedy pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices.
Andi Mack, a new series from the creators of Lizzie McGuire, bows Friday, March 10 on the Disney Channel App, Video-on-Demand, Disney.com, Disney Channel YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
Disney XD ordered a second season of all-new animated comedy series DuckTales ahead of its summer premiere. The family comedy series follows Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, Donald Duck and others.
Following the conclusion of its season last Saturday, Mythbusters: The Search became Science Channel’s highest rated new series among P25-54 since 2011. The finale also broke into the Top 20 in key demos among Men and Adults in its timeslot across all of ad-supported cable in L+3. For the season, the series averaged 473,000 Total Viewers P2+. The final episode, which crowned Brian Louden and Jonathan Lung as new Mythbusters, averaged a season high 550,000 Total Viewers P2+.
Amani Duncan was named Senior Vice President of Music for MTV. She was previously Vice President of Brand Marketing for C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
Logan – Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Richard E. Grant, Doris Morgado, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle
The Shack – Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Aviv flush, Radha Mitchell, Alice Braga, Tim McGraw, Graham Greene, Ryan Robbins
Before I Fall – Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta, Jennifer Beals, Cynthy Wu
Table 19 (Limited Release) – Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Quinonez, Wyatt Russell, Amanda Crew
The Last Word (Limited Release) – Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Gedde Watanabe, Tom Everett Scott, Joel Murray, Yvette Freeman
Wolves (Limited Release) – Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Taylor John Smith, Chris Bauer, John Douglas Thompson, Zazie Beetz, Jessica Rothe, Luis Da Silva Jr.
Today’s Jackpot is $83 million
You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Jackpot is $68 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states.