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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 2/26/19)
BRAVO: Mexican Dynasties (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Hometown Suicide (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Body Cam: Behind The Badge (Premiere) at 11pm
NBC: World of Dance (Premiere) at 9pm
COOKING: Food Truck Nation (Finale) at 9pm
FOX: Lethal Weapon (Finale) at 8pm
FOX: The Gifted (Finale) at 9pm

Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall will headline and serve as a producer on Filthy Rich, a FOX pilot from The Help writer-director Tate Taylor, Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox TV. Taylor will write and direct the project, which is based on New Zealand series, Filthy Rich; a larger than life Southern gothic-dramedy centering on two strong women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due.
(Source: Cynopsis)

No host, no problem. ABC’s 2019 telecast of The Oscars attracted an average audience of 29.6 million Total Viewers and a 7.7 rating in A18-49. The 91st Academy Awards, which featured performances from Queen and Lady Gaga and had a slightly shortened running time, were up from record lows, last year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For the first time ever, Nickelodeon is going to stream the Kids’ Choice Awards nominee announcements, live and simultaneously across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, February 26 at 5p. Liza Koshy will host the announcements from the Double Dare set, running through some of her favorite obstacles as she reveals categories and their nominees, and officially open up voting for kids of all ages.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime will celebrate its upcoming music documentaries Shangri-La and Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, as well as series Black Monday, The Chi and Shameless, at the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals at Clive Bar in Austin, TX, from Monday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 13. The net will kick off SXSW with a work-in-progress screening of docu-series Shangri-La, the latest project from Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor, 20 Feet From Stardom) and music producer Rick Rubin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jimmy Smits is returning to the TV courtroom. The former LA Law star was tapped as the male lead in Bluff City Law (wt), NBC’s legal drama pilot from The Brave creator Dean Georgaris, David Janollari, Michael Aguilar and Universal TV. The character-driven project follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rolling Stone and Imagine Documentaries teamed to produce Sound & Vision, a rock and roll anthology series of films that delve into unique moments in music and cultural history. Framed by reporting from Rolling Stone, episodes will run the gamut from biographical to investigatory of a watershed event or cultural milestone.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cobie Smulders (Avengers) is heading back to network TV as the lead in Stumptown, ABC’s drama pilot from writer Jason Richman, Ruben Fleischer and ABC Studios. Written by Richman and inspired by graphic novels published by Oni Press, the project follows Dex Parios (Smulders), an assertive and sharp-witted Army vet working as a P.I. in Portland, OR.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Gremlins are headed to TV. An animated series based on the film franchise is in development at Warner Media’s upcoming streaming service. The project will be a prequel and follow Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather featured in the films, as a young man going on adventures with Mogwai Gizmo. Warner Bros. TV and Amblin TV would co-produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Professional Fighters League, a mixed martial arts rival to UFC, inked a multi-year deal with ESPN and ESPN+, making it the exclusive home of the PFL in the U.S. Under the pact’s terms all PFL events in 2019 will air live across ESPN2, ESPN, Desportes and ESPN+, the direct-to-consumer subscription sports streaming service. The rights include the regular season, playoffs and championship event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS has finally set a spring premiere date for Season 4 of Life in Pieces. The series, which last aired in May 2018, returns with two new episodes on Thursday, April 18 at 8:30 and 9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Little Women: Atlanta returns for its fifth season on Thursday, March 28 at 9p on Lifetime. Meanwhile, Little Women: LA is back for its eighth season on Thursday, April 4 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Films BYkids debuts its second season on Sunday, March 3 at 7:30p on Thirteen. Narrated by Ashley Judd, the four-part doc pairs accomplished filmmakers with teenagers around the world to create short personal documentaries that educate and encourage understanding of global issues.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lincoln Square Productions acquired the U.S. television rights to The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story. The documentary, from Miracle Productions, explores the story of the iconic band and their new front man. It airs Monday, April 29 at 8p on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smithsonian Channel and the BBC explore the origins of Brexit and the migrant crisis in Europe in Chaos. Back-to-back hour-long specials premiere Thursday, March 28 at 8p on Smithsonian Channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rosa Gilmore (The Handmaid’s Tale), Keon Alexander (Tyrant) and Jess Salgueiro (Mouthpiece) will recur in Season 4 of The Expanse, which moves from Syfy to Amazon…  Nikki Amuka-Bird (Quarry) landed a lead in HBO space comedy pilot Avenue 5 (wt)… Felix Malik (Happy Together) nabbed a recurring role in upcoming Netflix adaptation of Locke & Keye, reports Variety.
(Source: Cynopsis)

As part of Sesame Street’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, Sesame Workshop – the nonprofit behind the show – is collaborating with TOMS, Bombas, Out of Print and DIFF Eyewear on new lifestyle collections that support those in need with buy-one-give-one initiatives and outreach programs. “One of our key strategic goals is to expand and diversify our Consumer Products’ offering so that fans across generations have new ways to enjoy Sesame Street, and we are thrilled to create these unique opportunities for fans to contribute to caused they care about,” said Gabriela Arenas, Vice President of Licensing, North America, Sesame Workshop.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Voice Comeback Stage digital video series presented by Lay’s returns for Season 16 of NBC series The Voice with a new format and singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha as the fifth coach. This season, six deserving artists who did not make a team during blind auditions will get to come back and compete against eliminated artists from later rounds to earn a spot in The Voice live shows. Nine episodes of Comeback Stage will run on The Voice Official App, NBC App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter beginning Tuesday, February 26.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix continues its move into African originals with new commission Blood & Water. The teen series, which will be directed by Nosipho Dumisa (Nommer 37), follows a local teen uncovering her family’s secret past and navigating the world of a South African high school.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu appointed Barbara Fiorentino as Head of Talent and Casting, marking the first time the streamer has had an in-house head of casting. The move underscores Hulu’s growth in the original programming arena.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beverley Owen, best known for her one-season stint as Marilyn on CBS sitcom The Munsters, died on February 21 at her home in Vermont. She was 81.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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