APPLE TV+: Liaison (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: The Reluctant Traveler (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Pretzel and the Puppies (Premiere)
HULU: The Consultant (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Who Were We Running From? (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Oddballs (Premiere)
STARZ: Party Down (Premiere) at 9pm
WE TV: Life After Lockup (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 2/25/23)
A&E: 24 Hour Flip (Premiere) at 12pm
CBS: The 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards at 8pm
OXYGEN: Cold Justice (Premiere) at 8pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Woody Harrelson, Musical Guest: Jack White at 11:30pm
HGTV: Rico to the Rescue (Finale) at 8pm

(SUNDAY 2/26/23)
NETFLIX’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: 2023 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards at 8pm
ASPIRE TV: Twisted Dish (Premiere) at 8pm
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Wicked Tuna (Premiere) at 9pm
NBC: The Blacklist (Premiere) at 10pm
REELZ: When Metal Ruled the 80s (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: Evil Lives Here (Finale) at 9p
PARAMOUNT+: 1923 (Finale)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has “many plans in place” to avoid a scene like last year’s face slap at the Oscars. “We have a whole crisis team, something we’ve never had before,” Academy CEO Bill Kramer told Time magazine. “Let’s hope something doesn’t happen and we never have to use these, but we already have frameworks in place that we can modify.” The plans are a response to the perceived inaction following Will Smith’s onstage smacking of Chris Rock last year. This year’s Oscars take place March 12, and air on ABC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX is switching it up for this year’s Upfront presentation, taking place on Monday, May 15 at The Manhattan Center. “We are hosting an in-person event – complete with a new venue and format – to connect with our clients in the most meaningful way, by showcasing the value of FOX’s best-in-class portfolio and its ability to innovate and engage with a wide array of consumers,” said Marianne Gambelli, President of Advertising Sales, FOX. In addition, individual business units will engage the market pre-Upfront with focused presentations and FOX talent.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A 24-year-old Spectrum News journalist was shot and killed while reporting on a homicide in Orlando. Dylan Lyons “loved his career. He loved what he did,” said Lyons’ fellow reporter, Josh Miller. “He loved the community, telling the stories of people, reporting on the news, and he was just passionate about what he did.” A nine-year old girl was also killed, and her mother and a photojournalist, Jesse Walden, were critically injured. A 19-year-old suspect was arrested.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Google is testing blocking news content to some users in Canada. The move is in response to the government’s “Online News Act,” introduced to force platforms to pay news publishers for their content. “We’re briefly testing potential product responses to Bill C-18 that impact a very small percentage of Canadian users,” a Google spokesperson told Reuters. “We run thousands of tests each year to assess any potential changes to Search.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s “The Goldbergs” will end with its current season 10, reports Deadline. The series is the longest-running live-action broadcast network comedy on the air.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ozy Media founder Carlos Watson was arrested on Thursday and charged with fraud. In a court document, prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York said Watson had “engaged in a scheme to defraud Ozy’s potential investors, potential acquirers, lenders and potential lenders.” Ozy had production deals with OWN, PBS and A+E Networks; allegations against Watson include his signing a fake contract for the second season of an Ozy show, and misrepresenting terms of contracts. Ozy’s former COO, Samir Rao, pleaded guilty to fraud charges and agreed to cooperate with officials earlier this week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Discovery is discontinuing late-night movie franchise TCM Underground. “Classic cult favorites and hard-to-find films will always be in our DNA, and we will continue to find ways to showcase them,” said WBD in a statement. The final Underground film airs tonight, February 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A+E Networks Group announced the launch of a new heart health awareness initiative, “Don’t Skip a Beat,” in partnership with the American Heart Association. The year-round initiative, featuring special content and celebrity-driven PSAs across A&E, Lifetime, and The History Channel’s on air, digital, and social media platforms, aims to educate people about their hearts, inspire them to learn about cardiovascular health, and encourage them to share the information with their loved ones and friends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TBS has greenlit its first new unscripted series of 2023, expanding its All Elite Wrestling franchise with “AEW: All Access.” The new series, featuring Adam Cole, Dr. Britt Baker, Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti, The Young Bucks, Saraya, Wardlow, and Eddie Kingston along with AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, is slated to premiere next month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post has signed a first-look deal with Asylum Entertainment Group to adapt its stories into documentary features and series. “The New York Post boasts an impressive history in unearthing some of the most fascinating, headline-grabbing stories throughout the world,” said Steve Michaels, CEO of Asylum Entertainment Group. “Through our continued collaboration, we’re able to reach new audiences and dive into complex elements and perspectives through TV’s storytelling devices.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max has ordered drama “Welcome to Derry” (working title) to series. The show, from Warner Bros. Television and developed for television by filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti (“IT,” “IT Chapter Two”) and Jason Fuchs (“IT Chapter Two,” “Wonder Woman,” “Argylle”), is a prequel to the hit New Line “IT” films. Andy Muschietti will direct multiple episodes of the series, including the first episode.
(Source: Cynopsis)

All five breakdown writers on CBS daytime soap “The Young and the Restless” have been let go in a cost-cutting move, reports TheWrap. Executive producer and head writer Josh Griffith is reportedly taking on the task of the writers – who outline scenes in each episode before they’re given to script writers – himself.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Jake Lacy (“The White Lotus”) and Allison Brie (“GLOW”) have joined the cast of Peacock’s upcoming limited series “Apples Never Fall,” starring Annette Bening and Sam Neill…. Onboard Hulu Original Comedy series “How to Die Alone” are series regulars Conrad Ricamora (“How to Get Away with Murder”), KeiLyn Durrel Jones (“The Other Two”), and Jocko Sims (“New Amsterdam”)….Ashley Park (“Emily in Paris”) landed a recurring role in season three of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC’s “Last Call,” a live one-hour business program exploring the intersection of markets, culture, and policy, will premiere on Wednesday, March 8 at 7p. The nightly program anchored by Brian Sullivan will offer perspectives on news affecting how Americans spend and invest their money.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime docuseries “Who Killed Robert Wone?” premieres on Peacock Tuesday, March 7. The two-parter follows the 2006 case of a young attorney found stabbed to death at a friend’s home in Washington, D.C.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season 15 of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, a docuseries on art, life and culture across the African diaspora from Black Public Media and WORLD Channel, is celebrating its anniversary with a slate of films unified around a the theme Black art. This season will bring viewers into the lives of choreographer-director Bill T. Jones, music icon and activist Angélique Kidjo, octogenarian artist Bill Traylor, traditional dancer Atanásio Nyusi and jazz legend Thelonious Monk, starting Monday, April 3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rihanna will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 12.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kane Brown is set to return as co-host of the 2023 CMT Music Awards, alongside Kelsea Ballerini, for Austin’s first major televised awards, airing live on Sunday, April 2 at 8p on CBS and Paramount+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Added to the presenter lineup for the SAG Awards are nominees Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Jeff Bridges (“The Old Man”), Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”), Aubrey Plaza (“The White Lotus”), Adam Scott (“Severance”) and Zendaya(“Euphoria”), along with SAG-AFTRA President Fran DrescherMatt Bomer (“Fellow Travelers”), Ariana DeBose (“Schmigadoon!”), Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”), and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”). The ceremony takes place Sunday, February 26 at 8p and will be broadcast on Netflix’s YouTube channel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Glitch: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia” premieres Sunday, March 5 at 9p on CNN. The doc chronicles the rise and fall of HQ Trivia, the “game show on your phone” app that went viral, swept the nation, then crashed and burned.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Five new Magnolia Workshop courses are now available on and the Magnolia app. New courses include: A Chef’s Guide to Mexican Cooking with bestselling cookbook author Rick Martínez; Building Character: DIY Projects for Your Home with DIY expert Mandi Gubler; Living Decor: DIY Plant Projects with plant stylist Hilton Carter; Modern Home DIYs with Brooke Gilliam of Magnolia Network’s series “Making Modern with Brooke & Brice”; and Where We Gather with photographer Amy Neunsinger and prop stylist Kate Martindale of “Capturing Home.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

FOX Sports is opening Major League Soccer’s 28th season tomorrow, February 25 as the league’s exclusive US English and Spanish language television home for the regular season. The 34-match regular-season TV schedule features 15 games on FOX and 19 games on FS1 with every match airing in Spanish on FOX Deportes. The season kicks off Saturday at 4:30p on FOX when Nashville SC hosts NYCFC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Serena Williams will receive the Jackie Robinson Sports Award at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards, airing Saturday, February 25 on BET and simulcast across Paramount Global networks. “Serena Williams is the quintessential example of Black excellence,” said NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson. “From her record-breaking wins on the tennis court to her business acumen to her philanthropic endeavors, she has set the bar for athletes everywhere.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Association of Pickleball Professionals announced a title sponsorship with Vlasic Pickles to become the Official Pickle of the APP. Vlasic is the first pickle brand to sponsor an official pro pickleball tour. “Not only is Vlasic investing in the APP Tour, it is helping us share our love for the sport with communities far and wide,” said Tom Webb, APP Chief Marketing Officer. “Pickleball has so many positive attributes, from its fitness and community benefits, to its ability to be a platform for learning. We’re excited to have a partner like Vlasic Pickles to help us bring the sport to audiences across the country.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cocaine Bear – Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ray Liotta, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Brooklynn Prince, Christian Convery, Margo Martindale, Kristofer Hivju, Matthew Rhys
Jesus Revolution – Jonathan Roumie, Nicholas Cirillo, Kelsey Grammer, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Joel Courtney, Mina Sundial, Julia Campbell, Allu Ionnides, Anna Grace Barlow, Nic Bishop, Devon Franklin

We Have A Ghost (Netflix) – Jahi Di’Allo Winston, David Harbour, Anthony Mackie, Erica Ash, Niles Fitch, Isabella Russo, Tig Notaro, Tom Bower, Sean Boyd, Nicholas X. Parsons, Jennifer Coolidge, Faith Ford
Sharper (Apple TV+) – Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, Briana Middleton, John Lithgow, Hanna Dune, Gillian Yao Gioiello, Phillip Johnson Richardson, Kerry Flanagan, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Tom White, Patrick Cooley, Samara Joy

Today’s Jackpot is $126 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Saturday’s Jackpot is $119 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.


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