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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 2/20/18)
BET: Death Row Chronicles (Premiere) at 10pm
HISTORY: Hunting Hitler (Finale) at 10pm
ID: True Conviction (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: I Am Jazz (Finale) at 9pm 

Figure skater/headline maker Adam Rippon declined the opportunity to become an NBC correspondent for the rest of the 2018 Winter Games when he realized it would mean leaving the Olympic team and Village. “My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them,” tweeted the U.S. team bronze medalist after news broke prematurely that he’d be taking the job. Rippon said of NBC’s outreach, “I actually found everything out about the offer via twitter …2018 is a wild girl.” So wild for Rippon, in fact, that on Monday’s Today, Hoda Kotb said to the breakout star, “We’re trying to figure out who’s had a better Olympics than you.” (Rippon’s reply: “Maybe somebody who actually won them?”)
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Sports said once it was evident that French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis was experiencing a costume malfunction that exposed a breast, “we purposely used wider camera shots and carefully selected replays to keep the issue obscured”; video for encores was edited. Papadakis and her partner Guillaume Cizeron came in second in the short program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox renewed So You Think You Can Dance for a fifteenth season. Host Cat Deeley and judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens will all be back for the summer competition series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Chicago affiliate WLS apologized when a graphic meant for a satirical piece ended up in a broadcast about the Olympics. After backdrop “P.F. Chang 2018” appeared by mistake, the restaurant chain tweeted, “Contrary to this broadcast, we’re not hosting the games” – and renamed its lettuce wraps “Pyeongchang lettuce wraps.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Laura Ingraham invited NBA star LeBron James on her Fox News show, The Ingraham Angle, after causing a stir by taking issue with NBA stars James’ and Kevin Durant’s criticism of President Trump in an interview. “Millions elected Trump to be their coach,” said Ingraham last week, “so keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, ‘shut up and dribble.’” James responded with the hashtag, #wewillnotshutupanddribble; others called the comments racist. “There was no racial intent in my remarks – false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism,” said Ingraham.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sir David Attenborough will host BBC America’s Dynasty (wt), a successor to Blue Planet II following individual animals at a critical point in their lives. 5-parter comes from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America and France Televisions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first round of presenters announced for the 90th Oscars telecast includes Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Tiffany Haddish, Greta Gerwig, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega. Ceremony airs Sunday, March 4 on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV shows taking home the American Society of Cinemetographers’ ASC Awards included cinematographers for Netflix’s The Crown (Adriano Goldman), Nat Geo’s Genius (Mathias Hendl) and Syfy’s 12 Monkeys (Boris Mojsovski).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown was renewed midseason for 14 new episodes. Production is slated to begin this spring. The current season has drawn over 6.2 million total viewers since its season debut in December, delivering double digit ratings increases among M25-54 and a 7% rise in ratings among P25-54 in its timeslot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Travel Channel also greenlit Mysterious Islands, following journalist and explorer Kellee Andrews as she explores you-can-guess-what. Production begins in April for a late 2018 premiere.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN is holding a town hall event tomorrow, February 21 at 9p with students, parents, elected officials and community members from the Florida town devastated by the high school shooting. Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action will be hosted by Jake Tapper.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ID special Love & Hate Crime, exploring how some murders are fueled by passion and fear of the unknown, airs Sunday, February 25 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HDNET winds up its second annual “And The Oscar Goes To…Presented by Richard Roeper” event with 24 hours a day of Oscar winning films from Thursday, March 1 to Oscar Sunday, March 4.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime’s SMILF, The Chi and Shameless will get the SXSW treatment in Austin from Thursday, March 15-Saturday, March 17, with a lineup that includes indie rocker Snail Mail, Princess Nokia, food from Harold’s Chicken Shack and a custom sneaker gallery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo WILD is celebrating the Oscars with Nat Geo WILD from the Red Carpet on Oscar Sunday, March 4 at 7p. The net promises “a wild night of lights, cameras, catty comments and fashion faux-paws.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV is adding to its Sunday night fantasy lifestyle lineup with How Close Can I Beach? on March 11 at 8:30p. The 13-episode series follows house hunters scouring coastal towns for beachside homes, who find drastic differences depending on proximity to the water.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel’s Secrets of the Lost, launching Sunday, February 25 at 10p, offers new clues to how Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza was built.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is unleashed on VH1 Thursday, March 22, followed by aftershow RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Corp. streamers CBS All Access and Showtime OTT have nearly 5 million combined subscribers, up from 4 million last year. As for the breakdown, “They’re sort of neck and neck, it’s pretty 50-50 right now,” said CEO Leslie Moonves during last week’s earnings call.  “They’ve gone their own ways and they offer different things. That fact that they’re both doing exceptionally well is a big boon for us.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

In response to Getty Images’ copyright infringement issues, Google recently  removed the “View Image” and “Search by Image” features from Google image search, making it more difficult to view and download copyrighted images found via its search engine. But not impossible – a quick Google search reveals how to get around the problem.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Facebook plans to verify the identities and locations of people who want to buy U.S. election-related ads mentioning a candidate by mailing them postcards that contain a specific code, reports Reuters. The move follows the indictment accusing 13 Russians of conducting a criminal and espionage conspiracy to interfere in the 2018 presidential election using social media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon, Twitter, and YouTube are all bidding for the next NFL streaming package, offering hundreds of millions for deals of up to 5 years, reports Bloomberg. According to Recode, Verizon is also in the mix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

People.com set a record, with monthly UVs crossing 52 million for the first time. Mobile users were 42 million, while desktop visitors hit 9.6 million. Millennials accounted for 33% of multiplatform UVs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney Channel’s Andi Mack was renewed for a third season. Twelve new episodes from season 2 launch in June 2018, with season 3 slated for later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon and Hasbro struck a strategic partnership for new preschool series Top Wing. Product line includes figures, vehicles and plush inspired by the show’s rescue birds.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) will guest as Cookie’s formidable mother on an upcoming episode of Fox drama Empire….Madeline Stowe (Revenge) joins Fox musical drama pilot Mixtape….Bonnie Soper (Filthy Rich) will play Princess Diana and Maggie Sullivan (Fargo) takes on Queen Elizabeth in Lifetime movie Harry  & Meghan: A Royal Romance.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz will all be back for season 2 of HBO’s Big Little Lies. They join Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, along with new kid on the block Meryl Streep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access announced additional cast members for upcoming 1930s-set drama Strange Angel. Onboard are Peter Mark Kendall (Chicago Med), Michael Gaston (Man in the High Castle), Greg Wise (The Crown), Rade Serbedzija (Batman Begins), Zack Pearlman (Shameless) and Keye Chen (Silicon Valley).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freddie Prinze Jr. (24) and David Flynn (Undateable) landed the male leads in CBS comedy pilot I Mom So Hard….Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) will play Hilda Spellman in Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch….Joel McHale (Community), Maggie Lawson (Psych), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us) and Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings) will guest star on season 2 of Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

This bodes well for ABC’s Roseanne reboot: Thursday’s special edition of 20/20, “Roseanne: The Return,” grew over its Tuesday edition by 68% in total viewers (to 3.7 million) and by 100% among A18-49 (to .8/3), hitting a season high in the demo opposite NBC’s Winter Olympics. Roseanne 2.0 debuts Tuesday, March 27.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s North Woods Law on Sunday, February 11 broke into ad-supported cable’s Top 10 in its time period among A 25-54 (#9), M25-54 (#7) and W25-54 (#10) and averaged a season high of 874,000 total viewers P2+. Lone Star Law at 10p also broke into cable’s Top 10 among A25-54 (#8), M25-54 (#5) and total viewers P2+ (#10) with an average of 819,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s Winter Games coverage on Sunday night delivered 15.7 million total viewers and a 3.6 rating among A18-49, up from Saturday’s 2018 Olympics lows of 13.6 million/3.2 on Saturday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game on TNT and TBS delivered a 4.3 HH rating and 5.1 million household impressions, the best for the event since 2013, according to Nielsen fast nationals. The telecast grew 11% among P18-34, 10% among M18-34 and 6% among P18-49 versus 2017.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (3 DAY TOTAL)
Black Panther – $202 million
Peter Rabbit – $17.6 million
Fifty Shades Freed – $17.3 million
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $7.9 million
The 15:17 to Paris – $7.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $185 million

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