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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 3/5/19)
A&E: Hoarders (Premiere) at 8pm
A&E: The Toe Bro (Premiere) at 10pm
ID: Deadly Recall (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT. GEO.: The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Log Cabin Fever (Finale) at 9pm

Luke Perry, hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke on February 27, died yesterday, March 4, surrounded by close family and friends. He was 52. Perry shot to fame for his role on 1990s drama Beverly Hills, 90210, and was starring on Riverdale at the time of his death. The CW shut down production for the day. “Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all,” said Riverdale’s execs, along with WBTV and the network. “A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness.”
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Wendy Williams was back on the set of her syndicated talker for the first time since December, when she was benched by health issues related to her thyroid and Graves’ Disease. “I know it’s been a long time. I’m sorry!” she told viewers. “I have to say, it’s not going to happen anymore and I feel good!”
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Eboni K. Williams revealed in an interview with Her Agenda that she is no longer at Fox News, where she recurred as a guest on shows after the cancellation of Specialists, which she co-hosted. “When I left Fox, I had no job,” she said. “That’s the cost of disruption, and I’m fine with that.”
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Viacom wrapped the acquisition of streaming TV service Pluto TV, as it looks to extend consumer reach and broaden its ability to add value across the industry, said Bob Bakish, Viacom President and CEO. “Together with Pluto TV, we look forward to becoming a stronger partner to distributors, advertisers, content providers and audiences around the world,” added the exec. The $340 million deal was announced on January 22; Pluto TV will operate as independent subsidiary of Viacom.
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Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) will receive the NAB Television Chairman’s Award during the NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration on Tuesday, April 9 at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The award honors significant achievement in television.
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Nat Geo ordered a feature doc on the 2018 rescue of a Thai soccer team, from director Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September), producer John Battsek (Manhunt: The Story of Bin Laden), producer P.J. van Sandwijk (American Dharma) and executive producer Michael Lesslie (Little Drummer Girl). A Cave Rescue (wt) will chronicle the world of cave diving, as well as the community that saved the boys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS All Access renewed original series No Activity for season three. Comedy is produced by CBS TV Studios in association with Funny or Die, Jungle and Gary Sanchez Productions.
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FX and Scott Rudin are producing a pilot for Gone Hollywood, reports Deadline, a drama set at a talent agency in the 1980s.
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Syndicated talker Tamron Hall will premiere on Monday, September 9, 2019. The show has been licensed to stations representing over 85% of the country, including 47 of the top 50 markets. “The premiere date is an easy one to remember, 9-9-19,” said exec producer Bill Geddie. “On that day everyone will learn what I already know, that Tamron Hall is the real thing we’ve been searching for in daytime talk.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix tips a hat to 1967-1973 sketch comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In with a special to be taped March 8 in Hollywood, with original cast member Lily Tomlin performing. Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate will feature appearances by Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, John Stamos, Rita Wilson, JoAnne Worley, Margaret Cho, Brad Garrett, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross, J.B. Smoove, Tony Hale and Jon Lovitz, to name a few.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Prince Charles at 70 follows the British heir to the throne during the year 2018. Special airs Sunday, March 24 at 8p on PBS (check local listings).
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Marielle Scott (The Friend) will recur on season two of Netflix’s YouGeorgina Reilly (Murdoch Mysteries) landed a recurring part on Showtime’s upcoming drama City on a HillBritt Lower (High Maintenance) will star opposite Olivia Thirlby and E.J. Bonilla in ABC pilot Until the WeddingSantiago Cabrera (Salvation) and Michelle Hurd (Lethal Weapon) will co-star in CBS All Access’ upcoming Star Trek series, featuring Patrick Stewart.
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Following reports that Steven Spielberg is going to propose a rule change at April’s Academy Board of Governor’s meeting that would require Oscar nominees to have a theatrical run, making films like Netflix’s Roma ineligible, Netflix offered another point of view. “We love cinema,” tweeted Netflix Film. “Here are some things we also love: Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns with, theaters. Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time. Giving filmmakers more ways to share art. These things are not mutually exclusive.” Spielberg had told ITV News, “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie.”
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Pinterest is rolling out tools that offer consumers and brands a more personalized shopping experience. With Catalogs, brands can create Product Pins with updated prices and information from an online catalog, and consumers can shop specific retailers, get ideas related to what they’ve been saving and have more products to search.
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The season premiere of ABC’s American Idol on Sunday dipped 18% in viewers (to 8.6 million) and 26% among A18-49 (to 1.7.7) versus last year’s start, but was still the night’s top entertainment program. CBS’s 60 Minutes was Sunday’s most-watched program in broadcast, with 10.24 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

February ratings highlights from Discovery: Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush was Friday’s #1 unscripted TV series in February among M25-54 and M18-49… HGTV enjoyed its highest monthly time spent viewing in network history…Food Network’s A25-54 ratings rose for the fourth consecutive month…TLC had its best February Primetime ratings ever among W25-54…ID had its best February ever in Prime for A/W25-54… OWN’s The Haves & The Have Nots was the #2 original scripted cable series for W25-54 (1.76)…Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XV drove the network to rank #1 from 3-5 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday among all cable networks for P/W 25-54, P/M/W 18-49, P18-34, P12-17 and Total Viewers P2…Travel Channel had its highest-rated February to date in Prime (0.31 A25-54), outpacing year-ago levels by 3%…MotorTrend had its best-delivering February ever for P/M/W25-54, each up high single-digits, with Adults/Men/Women18+ each growing +20%…And Science Channel’s Prime ratings grew 15% among A25-54 and 17% for P2+ viewers over last year.
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