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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/26/18)
PBS: Great Performances at The Met (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Mosaic (Finale) at 8:50pm
MTV: Ridiculousness (Finale) at 8:30pm
MTV: Amazingness (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 1/27/18)
DIY: First Time Flippers (Premiere) at 9pm
REELZ: The Stalker Files (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Will Ferrell, Musical Guest: Chris Stapleton at 11:30pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Barnwood Builders (Finale) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 1/28/18)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: The 2018 Grammy Awards at 5:30pm
CBS: Grammy Red Carpet Live at 6:30pm
CBS: The 60th Annual Grammy Awards at 7:30pm
A&E: Waco: Madman or Messiah (Premiere) at 10pm
PBS: Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents (Premiere) at 10pm
DIY: Building Alaska (Finale) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Shameless (Finale) at 9pm

Oscar winner Helen Mirren will star in four-part HBO/Sky miniseries Catherine the Great, which begins filming later this year. Project explores the tumultuous and sexually charged court of history’s most powerful female monarch. Mirren is also set as EP on the miniseries, written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I, Wodehouse in Exile) and directed by Philip Martin (The Crown).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey, whose Golden Globes speech had many thinking she might test the political waters, said the possibility of a 2020 presidential bid is “not something that interests me” in an InStyle magazine profile. “I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,” shared Winfrey, adding that she didn’t “have the DNA” to be president.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Grey’s Anatomy spinoff has been given a title: Station 19, which is also the name of the Seattle firehouse featured in the series. From Grey’s creator Shonda RhimesShondaland and written by Grey’s EP/co-showrunner Stacy McKee, series centers on a group of heroic firefighters.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform released its lineup of TV and movies for February. Season 2 of Beyond bows Thursday, February 1 at 8p; Grownish returns on Wednesday, February 7 at 8p, followed by Alone Together at 8:30p; and The Fosters is back with Season 5B on Tuesday, February 6 at 8p. The network celebrates the 80th anniversary of the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with an all-day marathon on Sunday, February4, starting at 11:30a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The names of more presenters were released for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, January 28 at 7:30p on CBS. Additions include Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Kelly Clarkson, professional football player Victor Cruz, The Talk co-host Eve, Jim Gaffigan, Katie Holmes, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Shemar Moore, Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman and Donnie Wahlberg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released the drama performer pre-nominations for its 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. NBC’s Days of our Lives led the field with 20, followed by ABC’s General Hospital with 17 and CBSThe Young and the Restless with 15. Final nominations will be announced March 21 live on The Talk; awards will be handed out April 29 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE chair Vince McMahon plans to relaunch the XFL, a professional football league that will begin playing in January 2020. The league will be owned by Alpha Entertainment, a separate McMahon company. While nothing been cemented with media partners, “We just know there’s interest there,” said McMahon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Costume Design Guild will present Scandal’s Kerry Washington with its 2018 Spotlight Award at the 20th annual CDG Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, February 20. The award is presented to an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC released key art for the second half of The Walking Dead season 8, portraying Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) armed and ready for “The Last Stand.” Zombie drama returns Sunday, February 25 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Poker Central renewed its partnership with 888poker for the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl and other events through 2019. The deal also provides 888poker with several broadcast integrations throughout the U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, Poker After Dark and the ARIA High Roller Series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Paramount Television teamed with ATTN: to bring webseries America Versus to television. The show will be hosted by Nev Schulman, host of MTV’s Catfish, and follow his travels around the world to discuss topics like lunches in Japan and the drinking culture in Italy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple issued a straight-to-series order to an hourlong drama from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, who will write and direct all episodes of the series. Details of it are being kept under wraps.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv introduces Morgan Family Strong on Thursday, March 1 at 9:30p. Docuseries follows country singer Craig Morgan and his close-knit clan at home and on tour, as they come together following the loss of Morgan’s son, Jerry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BBC America launches 16 weeks of coverage across Europe with Thursday Night Darts: Premier League 2018, bowing Thursday, February 1 at 10p. The competition also streams live on BBCAmerica.com at 2p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TCM’s “31 Days of Oscar” returns for its 23rd year with Ben Mankiewicz and Dave Karger hosting a month’s worth of films that have been nominated for or won Academy Awards. The movie marathon begins Thursday, February 1 at 6a with Gold Diggers of 1935. Other highlights include1928’s The Crowd and the network’s premieres of Braveheart and Inconvenient Truth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sportsman Channel honors Chipper Jones, host of Major League Bowhunter, with marathon programming block, Hall of Fame Hunts, on Saturday, January 27 at 5p. Jones was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
(Source: Cynopsis)

INSP features love-themed episodes of iconic shows in the Head Over Heels Valentine’s event on Wednesday, February 14. Programming begins with The High Chaparral at 7a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cartoon Network airs a Teen Titans Go! marathon on Monday, February 19 beginning at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cinelatino will run a movie marathon dedicated to the biggest box office hits from Honduras starting Sunday, January 28 at 3:20p. Event culminates with the premiere of Honduran comedy La Limpia, La Chancha y La Santa Maria at 9:15p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A technical issue caused a Facebook and Instagram outage for many users around the world yesterday around 1:16p ET, including parts of the U.S., central Mexico, South America and Europe, among other areas. Facebook said it had resolved the issue yesterday…but not until many took to Twitter to complain.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An update to Snapchat removes the white border around snaps from a user’s camera roll that identified them as older, and adds a new option for saving inside chats – long press on a text chat and users will see an option to copy and save the text. The update is live on lOS.
(Source: Cynopsis)

If broadband companies want to be in business with state agencies in New York, they will not be able to block, throttle or prioritize content, or charge consumers different rates to access specific types of content or applications. The net neutrality rules were ordered by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, effective March 1. “The FCC’s dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas,” Cuomo said Wednesday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu and IFC Films inked a multi-year output deal that will bring current and future non-documentary, narrative films released by IFC Films and sister labels IFC Midnight and Sundance Selects to the streamer, exclusively after their in-theater runs. The agreement includes 2018 releases and takes effect this summer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comcast Xfinity’s new voice remote is ready to play ball. In time for the Super Bowl, the remote can now accept voice commands from Philly fans (“Xfinity Home, make lights green”) and Patriots fans (“Xfinity Home, make lights blue”). The remote is integrated with the TV, and works with other smart home devices.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grammys Live from the Red Carpet offers exclusive pre-show coverage of awards night on the Recording Academy Facebook page, CBS Facebook page and Grammy.com. Streaming begins Sunday, January 28 at 3p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 2 of Amazon Prime’s Sneaky Pete premieres Friday, March 9 on Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michael Shannon (The Shape of Warner) was tapped to star in BBC/AMC mini-series, The Little Drummer GirlKenneth Branagh and Lily Cole (St. Trinian) joined the third season cast of BBC comedy Upstart CrowJoanne Whalley (Wolf Hall) was added to the Season 2 cast of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime reached 10.5 million total viewers with original movie, Cocaine Godmother, and documentary special, Griselda: The Godmother, across all weekend telecasts. On its Saturday, January 20 premiere date, Cocaine Godmother delivered 2.2 million Total Viewers in Live+3, according to Nielsen Media Research. It also drove Lifetime to be the #1 cable network in its time period among W18-49 (506,000) and #2 with A25-54 (927,000), W25-54 (604,000) and A18-49 (762,000). Saturday’s one-hour special, Griselda: The Godmother averaged 1.4 million Total Viewers in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV was the #1 cable network among all W25-54 viewers on Tuesday night, thanks to Fixer Upper and Restored by the Fords. Fixer Upper ranked as a top 5 program during the 9 to10p slot among all broadcast and cable programs for all W25-54 viewers. Restored by the Fords placed as the #2 cable show during the 10-10:30p period among upscale W25-54 viewers. Since its January 2 premiere, the show is rating 26% higher than the HGTV prime average among P25-54 and has attracted 6 million total viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Maze Runner: The Death Cure – Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee
Kickboxer: Retaliation (Limited Release) – Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christopher Lambert, Mike Tyson, Sara Malakul Lane, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Sam Medina, Steven Swadling

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $76 million

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $112 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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