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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 2/25/22)
DISCOVERY+: Van Go (Premiere)
NAT GEO: Brain Games: On the Road (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Back to 15 (Premiere)
NETFLIX: The Fame Game (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Juvenile Justice (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Vikings: Valhalla (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Merli (Premiere)
PEACOCK: The Amber Ruffin Show (Premiere)
THE ROKU CHANNEL: Reno 911! (Premiere)
WE TV: Love After Lockup (Finale) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 2/26/22)
BET: 53rd Annual NAACP mage Awards at 8pm
BET: DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Afterparty 2022 at 10:00pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: John Mulaney, Musical Guest: LCD Soundsystem at 11:30pm
ID: The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler (Premiere) at 9pm
Ovation TV: Murdoch Mysteries (Premiere)

(SUNDAY 2/27/22)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: SAG Awards 2022 at 6pm
TNT: The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8pm
TBS: The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8pm
ABC: American Idol (Premiere) at 8pm
BBC AMERICA: Killing Eve (Premiere) at 8pm
BYU TV: Malory Towers (Premiere) at 7:30pm
BYU TV: Relative Race (Premiere) at 8pm
BYU TV: Ruby and the Well at 9pm
DISCOVERY: Naked and Afraid (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Tournament of Champions (Premiere) at 8pm
HISTORY: The Food That Built America (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: Adam Eats the 80s (Premiere) at 10pm
NAT GEO: Wicked Tuna (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT GEO: Something Bit Me! (Premiere) at 10:30pm
SHOWTIME: Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Unsung (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: Euphoria (Finale) at 9pm
HBO: The Righteous Gemstones (Finale) at 10pm
HBO: Somebody Somewhere (Finale) at 10:45pm

Scripps Networks has rebranded Court TV Mystery as ION Mystery.“Mystery has added popular procedural dramas to its schedule and with the network’s programming now more connected with the hall of fame line-up of hit dramas on ION, aligning the two networks creates increased consumer recognition, expands brand affinity and cross-promotional strength, and facilitates the ability to naturally share content and more,” said Lisa Knutson, President of Scripps Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E has pulled “Adults Adopting Adults” off the air after three episodes, and erased it from all platforms. While the Daily Beast reported the docuseries was canceled due to fan reaction to one of the show’s stars, A&E said its decision was prompted by low ratings.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Could waits in airports get a little more bearable? BuzzFeed and airport retailer Stellar Partners have entered into an agreement to bring news convenience stores to airports. The first two BuzzFeed stores will open in the spring of 2022 in New York’s LaGuardia Airport. While browsing travel supplies, snacks, magazines, beauty and lifestyle items, travelers will be able to see news and entertainment provided by BuzzFeed on monitors. “We’ll utilize our data-driven research and insights to give consumers a curated travel experience with the products they want most,” said Melanie Summers, SVP of Consumer Products, BuzzFeed.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Massages are coming back to Google, and a Covid vaccine mandate is being lifted. The company, which expects to welcome employees back to their offices three days a week in the coming weeks, is restoring perks like office massages after they were halted during the pandemic. While vaccines are no longer required, the unvaccinated will have to undergo testing and wear masks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“It is to the detriment to Women of Color to be in environments that have adopted a dominant culture façade,” says veteran DEI practitioner Suezette Yasmin Robotham. “Code switching literally erodes at the core of your being by creating the illusion that who you are is either not enough or too much for an organization.” 
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sixty percent of March Madness viewers are likely to discuss ads from the event via social media/mobile games on their phone, and over half of viewers are interested in ads played during sports events, according to a survey from AdColony. A majority of viewers think it’s important to keep up with sporting events on multiple devices. When watching sport events on CTV, 32% of March Madness viewers are usually looking up content on a mobile device related to the event.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“ALF” has landed at Shout! Factory. The company has acquired distribution rights to NBC’s 1986-90 alien sitcom, giving streaming service Shout! Factory TV exclusive US rights spanning digital, broadcast and home entertainment packaged media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sky and Peacock are teaming for “Lockerbie,” a mini-series that will be based on the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the search for justice by Dr. Jim Swire and his wife Jane, who lost their daughter, Flora, in the air disaster in 1988. The five-parter, a co-production between UCP and Sky Studios, will be written by Jim Sheridan (“My Left Foot”) and Kirsten Sheridan (“Dollhouse”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E Network has greenlit docuseries “Exposing Parchman,” following the efforts to reform the Mississippi correctional system, led by the inmates of Parchman Prison. Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, entrepreneur and philanthropist Yo Gotti, Team Roc (Roc Nation’s philanthropic arm), and a group of lawyers stepped in to spearhead a civil rights lawsuit, filed on behalf of 29 inmates against the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The new series, from Good Caper Content and Roc Nation, delves into the developing legal case, looks inside the decaying prison, and unpacks Parchman’s disgraceful history.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HGTV has renewed “Battle on the Beach” for a second season, this time set in Surfside, Texas. “Battle on the Beach is summer programming at its best – sun and surf combined with light, family-friendly competition,” said Katie Ruttan-Daigle, vice president, programming and production, HGTV. “It’s a surefire way to engage our audience while they mentally escape to the beach.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, a division of Fox Entertainment, has entered a development deal with ex-WarnerMedia executives Chris Linn and Marissa Ronca’s Contrast Media. Under terms of the agreement, Linn and Ronca will work closely with Bento Box’s development department, advising on creative strategy, packaging and development of animated projects for Fox Entertainment, Tubi, and third-party platforms. Linn and Ronca also will offer support regarding Bento Box’s NFT studio, Blockchain Creative Labs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Authentic Brands Group has entered into a strategic partnership with David Beckham to co-own and manage Beckham’s global brand. The superstar athlete/entrepreneur and his management team will partner with ABG to grow the brand through strategic endorsements, innovative business models, digital and media partnerships and new consumer products. ABG also becomes the largest shareholder in Studio 99, an integrated creative and production studio co-founded by Beckham in 2019. The company has a slate of docuseries in development and production for global platforms, including Netflix and Disney+, in addition to a commercial business generating content and creative marketing campaigns for a range of global brand clients.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Toonz Media Group is teaming up with Lynx Multimedia Factory, Rai Ragazzi and Telegael to co-produce an animated feature, “Bartali’s Bicycle” (wt), inspired by legendary road cyclist Gino Bartali’s acts of courage and humanism during World War II.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Dan Stevens (“Legion”) has joined the cast of Hulu’s “Immigrant” (wt), starring and exec produced by Kumail Nanjiani.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One man’s mission to save the planet by saving the honeybee, one hive at a time, is the focus of “Bee Czar,” premiering Wednesday, March 9 at 10p on Discovery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New unscripted relationship series “Marry Me Now” makes its debut Saturday, March 19 at 9p on OWN. The show follows eight women in long-term relationships who get the support they need to move on with their lives – one way or another.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’ “Come Dance With Me” premieres Friday, April 15 at 8p. The family dance competition was created and executive produced by “NCIS: Los Angeles” stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One four-parter “Unsung Presents: The Decades” examines the music and social consciousness of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The docuseries kicks off with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, February 27 starting at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Glue Factory Show has has collaborated with their NFT community for the animated series, debuting today, Friday, February 25 on Decentraland. GFS NFT holders participated in the creation of the series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Black Files Declassified” returns to Science Channel for a new season on Wednesday, March 9 at 9p. Former CIA operative Mike Baker follows the money trail each week to pull back the curtain on secret government programs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian is looking to invest $250,000 of his resources for the next rising star in the restaurant world on new Food Network competition series, “Big Restaurant Bet.” Premiere date: Tuesday, April 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will receive the President’s Award during The “53rd NAACP Image Awards,” airing Saturday, February 26 at 8p on BET. Previous recipients include Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, LeBron James, Rihanna, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Lauryn Hill, and Soledad O’Brien, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gayle King (“CBS Mornings”) will anchor one-hour special “Trayvon Martin: 10 Years Later,” airing Saturday, February 26 at 8p on the CBS News Streaming Network and the Smithsonian Channel at 8p, and on February 28 at 8p on BET. The show explores the senseless shooting of a Florida teenager that still reverberates today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Watermelon Woman” streams on Revry beginning today, February 25 at 8p. The 1997 film brings up issues of visibility for people of color and lesbians, and accuracy in representation.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All three installments of Hallmark Channel’s “Wedding Veil” movie trilogy registered as the most-watched entertainment program of their respective premiere weeks among Households, W18+, and Total Viewers. Collectively, the three movies averaged 300,000 W25-54 and three million Total Viewers, in addition to reaching seven million unduplicated viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Studio 666 – Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear), Whitney Cummings, Will Forte, Jeff Garlic,  Leslie Grossman, Kerry King, Marti Matulis, Nate Mendel, Jenny Ortega, Jason Trost
Cyrano (Limited Release) – Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Mendelsohn, Monica Dolan, Bashir Salahuddin
Butter (Limited Release) – Mira Sorvino, McKaley Miller, Anabeth Gish, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Van Holt, Jack Griffo, Monte Markham, Ravi Patel, Alex Kersting
The Desperate Hour (Limited Release) – Naomi Watts, Colton Gobbo, Sierra Maltby

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $87 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 $58 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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