FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ NAACP AWARDS/ SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS/ POWERBALL/ WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (MONDAY 2/28/22)
AMC: Ragdoll (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY+: Million Dollar Wheels (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Spring Baking Championship (Premiere) at 8pm
FOOD NETWORK: Spring Baking Championship: Easter (Premiere) at 10pm
FX: Better Things (Premiere) at 10pm
HBO: My Brilliant Friend: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Rock the Block (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY CHANNEL: History’s Greatest Mysteries (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: David & Annie: After the 90 Days (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days (Finale) at 9:30pm

Mick Jagger is among the executive producers for “James Brown: Say It Loud” (wt), greenlit by A&E. The docuseries explores Brown’s legacy as a musical force, cultural catalyst, and dominant Black creative voice. The show will premiere on A&E in 2023 timed to what would have been Brown’s 90th birthday. In addition to Jagger, exec producers are Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Peter Afterman, David Blackman, Victoria Pearman, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Shawn Gee, Zarah Zohlman and Charlie Cohen. Co-Executive Producers for Polygram are Madeline Post and Robert Komadina. Producer for Inaudible Films is Sarah Haber. “I am thrilled to be producing the four-part documentary series with A&E delving into the fascinating life of James Brown,” said Jagger. “He was a brilliant performer who inspired me from the beginning and was deeply committed to the Civil Rights movement.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Licht has been selected to replace Jeff Zucker as President of CNN once the merger of Discovery Inc. and WarnerMedia is complete, according to multiple reports (including CNN’s). Licht is currently executive producer of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and EVP of Special Programming at ViacomCBS. He was previously executive producer of “CBS This Morning” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Zucker abruptly departed his position on February 2.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Winners of the televised portion of the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” on Saturday included Jennifer Hudson (Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture – “Respect”), Angela Bassett (Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series – “9-1-1”), Will Smith (Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture – “King Richard”), Sterling K. Brown (Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series – “This is Us”), Issa Rae (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series – “Insecure”), Anthony Anderson (Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – “blackish”), Nikole Hannah-Jones (Social Justice Impact) and “The Harder They Fall” (Outstanding Motion Picture). An encore presentation of the show airs tonight, February 28 at 9p on BET.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E.W. Scripps Co. posted lower profit in 4Q21 on higher costs and expenses, some of which were related to its acquisition of ION Media Networks Inc. in January. Operating revenue rose to $622.3 million from $591.1 million a year earlier, while core advertising rose 8.1%, to $183 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Gray Television announced quarterly revenue of $721 million, a decrease of 9% from the 4Q20, primarily due to the decline in political advertising revenue. Take political advertising comparisons out of the picture, and total core revenue grew 26% to $359 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary “After Jackie” scored an order from the History Channel. From LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s UNINTERRUPTED, Firelight Films and in association with Major League Baseball and in collaboration with The Jackie Robinson Foundation, the two-hour film tells the story of the second wave of Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson who fought for equality. James, Carter, director Stanley Nelson and Andre Gaines exec produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A prequel to drama “Outlander” is in development at Starz. Outlander” showrunner Matthew B. Roberts will write and executive produce along with executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis via their Tall Ship Productions. Sony Pictures Television will be the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ilene Chaiken is out as executive producer/showrunner of NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” replaced by Barry O’Brien, who had been co-executive producer, for the remainder of season two. “Ilene did a terrific job launching the series and is a gifted writer,” said “L&O” mastermind Dick Wolf. “She leaves the show in good hands and we are incredibly grateful for her contributions.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A comedy focused on former First Daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth, rebellious daughter of Teddy, is in the works at HBO Max. Based on the book Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker, the project comes from Victor Fresco, KatCo and Kapital Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBC and HBO Max have renewed comedy “Sort Of” for season two. The series, a co-production between HBO Max and Sienna Films, focuses on a fluid millennial who straddles various identities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Lyric Ross (“This Is Us”) landed a role in upcoming Disney+ and Marvel series “Ironheart,” reports DeadlineGabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (“Mr. Iglesias”) and Ryan McPartlin (“Chuck”) are onboard NBC pilot “Hungry” in series regular roles…Bernard White (“Silicon Valley”) has joined the cast of ABC’s “Big Sky” in the recurring role of patriarch of a drug cartel… Justin Johnson Cortez (“9-1-1: Lone Star”) has been cast in a series regular role on CW pilot “Walker: Independence.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Food Network’s “Chef Boot Camp” kicks off Thursday, April 7 at 10p, with Chef Cliff Crooks helping struggling professional cooks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A place of refuge in Canada becomes a crime scene in murder mystery series “The Wall,” premiering Monday, March 1 on Crackle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Great Performances: Now Hear This” will shine a light on American composers for season three. New episodes premiere Fridays, April 8-29 at 9p on PBS (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

The season two cast of Netflix dating series “Love Is Blind” will gather for a reunion episode slated for Friday, March 4. “Love Is Blind” hosts Vanessa and Nick Lachey will also host the special.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On February 24, Univision’s three-hour “Premio Lo Nuestro” reached 6.0 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the live broadcast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery’s “Gold Rush” (2.2 million P2+) and “Gold Rush: White Water” (1.6 million P2+) were the top 2 non-news cable telecasts on Friday, February 18, in Live+3 data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Veteran marketing executive Mark Stroman died February 22 of complications associated with Covid. He was 58. Stroman was one of the original 35 employees hired at Fox Broadcasting Company. He later was a founding agent at the marketing division of Endeavor, and was most recently CMO at Spin Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

53RD ANNUAL NAACP AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/naacp-image-awards-2022-winners-list-1235100121/

28TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS – WINNERS LIST
https://www.eonline.com/news/1320798/sag-awards-2022-winners-the-complete-list

POWERBALL
Today’s Jackpot is $65 million

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Uncharted – $23.3 million
Dog – $10.1 million
Spider-Man: No Way Home – $5.8 million
Death On The Nile – $4.5 million
Jackass Forever – $3.2 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)


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