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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/22/19)
MOTORTREND TV: Auto/Biography (Premiere) at 9pm
TRAVEL: Ghost Adventures (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 2/23/19)
OXYGEN: Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice (Finale) at 7pm 

(SUNDAY 2/24/19)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: Oscars 2019 at 5pm
E!: Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2019 at 7:30pm
ABC: The 91st Annual Academy Awards at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Evan Goes Wild (Premiere) at 9pm
HALLMARK CHANNEL: When Calls The Heart (Premiere) at 8pm
HALLMARK CHANNEL: Meet The Peetes (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: On The Case with Paula Zahn (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO. WILD: Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Premiere) at 8pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Disasters at Sea (Finale) at 9pm

The fallout is in full swing. The industry is reacting after Chicago police say Empire star Jussie Smollett orchestrated his attack, arrested him and charged him with felony counts that could carry up to three years behind bars. The actor was out on $100,000 bond at press time. TNT dropped the Smollett-starring episode of Drop the Mic, which had been slated to air March 6. “We are pulling the episode in the interest of not being exploitative of an incredibly sensitive situation,” said the network. 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Entertainment, home to Empire, backed off its full support of the actor and released the following statement: “We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.” Options include suspension or firing from the series. Robin Roberts, who scored the first exclusive interview with Smollett on Good Morning America, yesterday on the show called the alleged hoax “a setback for race relations, homophobia, MAGA supporters,” adding, “I cannot think of another case where there is this anger on so many sides, and you can understand why there would be.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The glove is off. The estate of Michael Jackson hit HBO with a $1 million lawsuit over the over the network’s controversial sex-abuse doc Leaving Neverland. The movie premiered under police presence at the Sundance Film Festival and is slated to debut on the network on March 3 and 4. “The Jackson Estate will seek all damages proximately caused by HBO’s reprehensible disparagement of Michael Jackson, which could exceed $100 million should HBO succeed in the damage it is intending to cause to the legacy of Michael Jackson,” reads an injunction and arbitration seeking breach of contract complaint filed yesterday in L.A. Superior Court. HBO execs earlier this month stood by the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Stewart on Monday will sit for a Fox News Channel interview with anchor Sandra Smith in support of 9/11 first responders and survivors. Stewart will appear with 9/11 demolition supervisor John Feal during the 10a hour of the network’s America’s Newsroom to preview bipartisan effort Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.
(Source: Cynopsis)

After development delays at Sony Pictures Development for more than a year, Helen Hunt says a reboot of classic ‘90s comedy Mad About You is probably going to happen, but she doesn’t know when. Hunt told Deadline, “It’s not not going to happen, and it’s not set. The news is that nothing has moved in one year. It’s a little bit frustrating. I am rooting for it. I sort of think it will [happen] but I’m sort of resigned from handicapping when or if.” The new installment would pick up 20 years after the original series ended.
(Source: Cynopsis)

It’s so long to Universal TV for Mindy Kaling, who signed an exclusive, long-term overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Kaling had been at Universal TV for 15 years. Under her new pact, she’ll develop, write and produce TV projects at Warner Bros. TV, including comedy and drama series, longform/event series, unscripted programming and digital content. Her Kaling International production company will produce her new series in association with Warner Bros. TV, Warner Horizon Scripted TV or the TV Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Starz announced series development of Kin, a multi-generational family drama from writer Davita Scarlett (Queen Sugar, Constantine) and Hello Sunshine. Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies, Gone Girl) and Lauren Neustadter (Are You Sleeping) will serve as exec producers for Hello Sunshine alongside Scarlett, who developed the project with Chester Jones III (Hey Diddle Diddle).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Andie MacDowell and Kathleen Turner will topline the untitled Fox dramedy pilot, formerly known as Let’s Spend the Night Together, inspired by the French series Quadras. Entire first season of the project, from Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Empire director and exec producer Sanaa Hamri, Endemol Shine North America and 20th Century Fox TV, takes place over the course of a single night at a wedding.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Otto Bathurst (Black Mirror, Robin Hood) will direct upcoming Showtime series Halo, based on the Xbox franchise. Kyle Killen (Awake) is in as exec producer, writer and showrunner. The series has an initial nine-ep order and will begin production later this year. It’s produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix renewed horror series The Haunting of Hill House for another season, just four months after it debuted on the streamer and became a breakout hit. In a twist, it’s going to be an anthology series with a new name – The Haunting of Bly Manor – new story and new characters. Creator, exec producer and director Mike Flanagan and exec producer Trevor Macy will continue at the helm under a multiyear overall television deal with Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Moonshiners spinoff Moonshiners: Whiskey Business will premiere Wednesday, March 13 on Discovery Channel. Starring Tim Smith, who built an illegal moonshine empire in the backwoods of Virginia and then gave up his outlaw ways to bring his family recipes out of the mountains and into liquor stores, series focuses on Smith and a team of whiskey experts helping pull struggling distilleries back from the brink.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mama June, Honey Boo Boo and the gang return for a new season of Mama June: From Not to Hot on Friday, March 15 at 9p on WE tv. Season begins with June locked in a slimdown showdown with arch-nemesis Jennifer, facing unexpected pregnancy news, and dealing with boyfriend Geno, who’s in trouble with the law.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo announced wall-to-wall coverage of Venezuela Aid Live, an international benefit concert to raise funds and bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. The network’s coverage will kick off today (February 22) beginning at 7a on Un Nuevo Dia and continue throughout the day. In addition, the net will broadcast Musica por Venezuela (Music for Venezuela,) a special hosted by Telemundo’s Rodner Figueroa live from Colombia at 1p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will headline E!’s multiplatform Oscars coverage beginning at 1p on Sunday, February 24, with Countdown to the Red Carpet: Oscars 2019. Included in the day and evening of live coverage, nonprofit “We Have Stories” founder Frederick Joseph will appear promote the “#CaptainMarvelChallenge” fundraiser aimed at helping young girls to see Marvel Studios’ first female-led film Captain Marvel. E!’s red carpet coverage will play out on Twitter and EOnline.com beginning at 6p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Punk, a four-part docuseries exec-produced by John Varvatos and Iggy Pop that chronicles the quintessential story of the punk movement, premieres on Epix on Monday, March 11 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Marshall From Detroit, the VR experience that premiered at Sundance, is out for public consumption. The 3D 360-degree film starring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway was directed by Caleb Slain and created with Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphael in conjunction with Facebook’s Oculus.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ad-supported VOD service Tubi is launching new content in March. On the roster are the BET Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones music special, launching March 1, and Powerless, Roadies, Rock Dog and Wolves at the Door, among other titles, March 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In an evolving situation, YouTube terminated 400-plus channels and deleted tens of millions of comments after creators, users and advertisers on the service expressed concern over videos being used to exploit children. The move follows swift decisions by companies including Epic Games, Disney and Nestle to pull advertising. Other companies including Peloton have asked YouTube to investigate further.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adrian Grenier (Entourage) is in the lead role and Sydney Morton is set as a series regular for Syfy pilot Cipher (working title)… Svetlana Efremova (The Americans) is in as a regular and Charlie Hewson (Upload) will recur in upcoming Netflix skating drama Spinning Out…  Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) and Alex Newell (Glee) will topline with Jane Levy in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, NBC‘s musical dramedy pilot…. Cameron Gellman (Heathers) scored a gig as series regular in DC Universe’s upcoming Stargirl series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carmela Zumbado (Wall of Mexico) is in as a regular on upcoming second season of You on NetflixTiffany Marie Smith (Supernatural) and Charlie Field (Genius) have been crowned with the titular roles in the Lifetime special Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, the sequel to the 2018 movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal RomanceBruce Dern (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Mustang) is joining the cast of season 3 of AT&T Audience Network’s Mercedes, as a guest star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards reached 1.8 million Total Viewers and 1.4 million Households across premiere and encore telecasts. The premiere telecast on Sunday, February 17 at 9p delivered 552,000 Total Viewers, with viewership peaking at 708,000, an increase of 12 percent over last year’s premiere telecast. The 9p premiere increased time-period averages significantly, including gains of 58 percent in Households, 64% in A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV series My Lottery Dream Home continues as the highest-rated series in premieres among viewers A25-54 for 2019. The current season, which premiered Friday, January 4, is up 11 percent over the previous run and is on pace to be the highest-rated season in the show’s history among viewers A25-54. More than 23.2 million Total Viewers have tuned in this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 61st annual Grammy Awards on CBS increased viewership from 19.96 million to 22 million viewers, a jump of 10 percent when Live Plus 7-day time-shifted and live plus same day out-of-home viewing was factored in, according to Nielsen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peter Tork, bassist for The Monkees and a jester on the band’s popular ‘60s TV series, died at age 77. Tork’s death was announced on his Facebook page, including the post: “It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world… We want to thank each and every one of you for your love, dedication and support of our ‘boss.’ Having you in our world has meant so very much to all of us.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vinny Vella, known for portraying Jimmy Petrille in HBO’s The Sopranos and his role in 1995 film Casino, has died after a bout with liver cancer. He was 72. His family shared the news on Facebook in a statement reading in part: “We are saddened to report that Vinny Vella has passed and I’m sure that no one more saddened than himself. Vinny loved life from his family to his friends and fans he was easily one of the funniest, endearing actors to have ever graced the screen. Vinny also had integrity and pride rarely seen.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Run The Race (Limited Release) – Tanner Stine, Evan Hofer, Mykelti Williamon, Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha, Kelsey Reinhardt, Mario Van Peebles, Caleb Castille

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $224 million

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $304 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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