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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/18/22)
APPLE TV+: Severance (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Lincoln’s Dilemma (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Uprooted (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things (Premiere)
DISNEY+: The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (Premiere)
HBO: Painting With John (Premiere) at 11pm
NETFLIX: The Cuphead Show! (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Spaceforce (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: LOL: Last One Laughing Canada (Premiere)
PRIME VIDEO: Lov3 (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 2/20/22)
CNN: LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy (Premiere)
EPIX: From (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY CHANNEL: Abraham Lincoln (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY CHANNEL: I Was There (Premiere) at 10:30pm
ID: Evil Lives Here (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: On the Case With Paula Zahn (Premiere) at 10pm
CW: Two Sentence Horror Stories (Finale) at 9:30pm
PBS: Around the World in 80 Days on Masterpiece (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece (Finale) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: We Need to Talk About Cosby (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Sister Wives (Finale) at 10pm

“TV is leading entertainment in telling LGBTQ stories,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD, in the advocacy group’s “Where We Are on TV” report. Netflix ranked first, with 155 regularly seen LGBTQ characters in its original comedy and drama series. Prime time series on ABC, CBS, Fox, CW and NBC had 141 LGBTQ characters combined.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Rockmond Dunbar has filed a lawsuit against Fox and Disney, accusing them of racial discrimination by not granting him a religious and medial exemption to a vaccine mandate. Dunbar, a former cast member of “9-1-1,” says his dismissal has damaged his career.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Super Bowl campaigns by brands that didn’t feature celebrities were at a disadvantage on social media this year, according to ListenFirst. Brands that used celebs in their ads averaged 6,493 engagements per post about their campaign, between January 1-February 13, while brands without starpower averaged 2,024 engagements per Super Bowl campaign related social post. Getting celebrities in the social media game helps – brands that had celebrities post on their own social media accounts got 4.95 times more engagement than those who posted from their own accounts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Prime video docuseries “Phat Tuesdays: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy”tells the story of how one man, actor/comedian/writer Guy Torry, moved mountains to create an all-Black comedy night at The Comedy Store. Torry serves as executive producer on the series, along with Reginald Hudlin (“Django Unchained”). 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season four of FX’s “Atlanta” will be its last. “To be honest, I wanted to end it at season 2,” joked producer/writer/star Donald Glover at TCA. “You can’t do too much. The story was always supposed to be what it was.” Season three premieres Thursday, March 24, after a four-year absence. Over at corporate sib FXX, “Dave” was renewed for season three. The comedy is based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” will end with season five, but first comes season four, premiering in two sections, on May 27 and July 1. In a letter to fans, co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer said while the series might be coming to and end, the franchise is still alive. “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of ‘Stranger Things’: new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes,” they wrote. “But first we hope you stay with us as we finish this tale.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has also been renewed for a fifth and final season. “This series has meant so much to Prime Video and the effects of its success will be felt long after its final season. I can’t wait for fans and our worldwide Prime Video audience to savor each moment as we embark on the culmination of this groundbreaking and unforgettable series,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. Season four of the Emmy-winning comedy premieres today, February 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX ordered season five of “Fargo,” from executive producer Noah Hawley and 26 Keys. Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and his production company The Littlefield Company, also serves as executive producer along with Joel & Ethan Coen, and Steve Stark (“Vikings: Valhalla”) of Toluca Pictures. “Fargo” is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions, with MGM Television serving as the lead studio and MGM distributing the series internationally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BYUtv ordered a second season of magical drama “Ruby and the Well” ahead of its season one premiere. The series follows a 14-year-old who tries to grant wishes for the residents of her hard-luck rural town.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 Lifetime has ordered two more movies from T.D. Jakes’ Seven Deadly Sinsanthology. “Wrath” and “Greed” will debut Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”) has signed an exclusive multi-year, first-look agreement with MGM International Television Productions. As part of the agreement, Baker will look to develop scripted projects with MGM with an international focus, with an eye for Baker to potentially direct and/or star.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max handed a straight-to-series order to “The Girls on the Bus,” a drama series inspired by a chapter in Amy Chozick bestseller, Chasing Hillary. First set at Netflix and then The CW, the project comes from Julie Plec, Chozick, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock’s new series “Below Deck Down Under” premieres Thursday, March 17. Set in Australia, the reality show chronicles a boatload of problems among the crew and guests on a chartered yacht.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV’s “Build It Forward” premieres Saturday, March 12 at 6p. The five-parter will spotlight the work of five community heroes, who will get a surprise renovation for their home and community project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN’s Brian Stelter will host a daily version of “Reliable Sources” for upcoming streamer CNN+. “Reliable Sources Daily” is “the ultimate expansion” of the “Reliable” brand, wrote Stelter in his newsletter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of “Expedition Bigfoot” kicks off Sunday, March 20 at 10p on Travel Channel, following pre-show “New Evidence at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Multiplatform series “Be My Guest with Ina Garten” premieres Saturday, March 26, will have three different versions: an hour-long cut on discovery+, a half-hour on Food Network at 12p; and a companion podcast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Terminal List,” a thriller series starring Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), premieres July 1 on Prime Video. The eight-parter is based on the Jack Carr bestseller.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s “Secrets of the Chippendales Murders” looks into a world of drugs, arson, male dancers and murder beginning Monday, March 14 at 10p. The series follows new episodes of “Secrets of Playboy,” A&E’s #1 series launch in more than five years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Pistol,” FX’s Danny Boyle-directed miniseries about Sex Pistolsguitarist Steve Jones, will make its debut in May. FX chairman John Landgraf shared the news during his TCA session.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BYUtv’s Family Premiere Night on Sunday, February 27 will include “Malory Towers” at 7:30p, “Relative Race” at 8p, and “Ruby and the Well” at 9p. Monday, March 14 brings “Studio C”; season four of “Making Good” launches Sunday, March 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hasbro will debut “My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale,” a weekly YouTube series, on Thursday, April 7. Animated special “My Little Pony: Make Your Mark” premieres on Netflix on Thursday, May 26, followed by an eight-episode series by the same name on September 26. A second special, “My Little Pony: Winter Wishday,” will debut on Netflix November 21.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UP Faith & Family will be the first place in the US that fans can watch “Heartland” season 15. Beginning March 17, the service will add new episodes of the Canadian drama weekly.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stephanie Beatriz (“Encanto”) and Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) will headline the cast of the Shudder Original Film “History of Evil,” a horror-thriller written and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Bo Mirhosseni.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX and BBC have set the cast for “Great Expectations,” the six-part limited series from writer Steven Knight. Olivia Colman (“The Crown”) stars as “Miss Havisham” and Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk”) as “Pip” alongside Ashley Thomas (“Henry Emory”), Johnny Harris (“London to Brighton”), Shalom Brune-Franklin (“The Tourist”), Hayley Squires (“I, Daniel Blake”), Owen McDonnell (“Killing Eve”), Trystan Gravelle (“Quiz”), and Matt Berry (“What We Do in the Shadows”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amanda Seyfried (“The Art of Racing in the Rain”) landed the female lead in Apple TV+ anthology series “The Crowded Room,” from Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”) and New Regency.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The last weekend of NBCU’s Olympics coverage will feature figure skating, bobsled, men’s hockey, speed skating and more, along with the closing ceremony on Sunday, February 20 at 8p. It’s been a Games like no other – in addition to new events like the Women’s Monobob, Mixed Team Snowboard Cross and Mixed Team Aerials, the NBC Olympics VR by Xfinity app featuring the Games in 8K VR, enabling immersive coverage including the option in some events to get alternative vantage points.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mary J. Blige will perform at the 53rd NAACP Awards, airing Saturday, February 26 at 8p on BET. Presenters include Issa Rae, Kerry Washington, LL Cool J, Michael Strahan, Morgan Freeman, Paula Patton, Questlove, Simu Liu, Tiffany Haddish, Zendaya, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, and NAACP Board Chairman Leon W. Russell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will broadcast live on Tuesday, March 1 at 11:35p, the day of President Biden’s State of the Union Address. Sen. Bernie Sanders will make his 14th appearance as a guest.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today, February 18, NBCUniversal and Z by HP will debut the first branded short film to stream on Peacock. “Unlocked,” inspired by and created for data scientists, will take viewers on an interactive journey that unlocks an ancient mystery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kate Winslet will present Helen Mirren with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The event will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, February 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 U (a SOUR film)” will debut exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, March 25. The singer/songwriter will take audiences on a road trip from Salt Lake City, where she began writing her debut album, to LA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Dancing With the Stars” champs Derek Hough and Julianne Hough will host ABC’s “Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne,” a one-hour pre-Oscars special airing Sunday, March 27 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Archery Trade Association and Outdoor Sportsman Group take another shot at showcasing the ATA Show New Product Premiere on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel on Saturday, February 19 at 7p. The 30-minute, limited- interruption program details new products and technologies in the archery industry.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Production designer Alfred Sole died February 14. He was 78. Sole’s television work included “Veronica Mars,” “Castle” and “MacGyver,” among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Uncharted – Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali, Tati Gabrielle, Steven Waddington, Pingi Moli, Tiernan Jones, Rudy Pankow
Dog – Channing Tatum, Q’orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Nicole LaLiberte, Luke Forbes, Ronnie Gene Blevins

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $64 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 $31 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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