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Tune In Alert: The Blacklist/The Blacklist: Redemption Two-Hour Event Is Tonight!

THE BLACKLIST — “The Apothecary #59” Episode 415 — Pictured: James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington — (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

There’s a new crime fighting team in town tonight!

Tonight’s episode of NBC’s The Blacklist – The Apothecary #59 – leads into the premiere of The Blacklist: Redemption – Leland Bray.

Where The Blacklist follows an FBI team acting on intel from world-class criminal Raymond Reddington, The Blacklist: Redemption follows a team of former criminals seeking redemption by tackling cases in which even governments might be unwilling to meddle.

The evening’s fun begins with The Blacklist at 9/8C and continues with The Blacklist: Redemption at 10/9C. Sneak peek videos follow…

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American Gods: The War Begins In April!

Courtesy of Starz Entertainment, LLC

Starz has announced the premiere date for its epic original series adapted from Neil Gaiman’s much loved novel, American Gods.

American Gods – which follows bodyguard Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and his employer, Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) – posits a coming war between the Old Gods and the New.

The series will have its World Premiere at SXSW before debuting on Starz on Sunday, April 30 (9/8C).

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Planet Earth II Opens Big for BBC America!

PLANET EARTH II – Photo courtesy of BBC America

BBC America’s Planet Earth II premiered to the best rations of any nature show in the past five years in the key demo of 25-54.

In Live + 3 ratings across BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV, the Planet Earth II premiere on February 18th delivered 2.7 million viewers.

Planet Earth II airs Saturdays (9/8C).

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Meet the Crew: Alien Covenant: Prologue: Last Supper!

ALIEN: COVENANT — Walter (Michael Fassbender) — Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox has released a five-minute video that gives us a look at the crew of the Covenant as they prepare for cryosleep by having one last little party.

Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant opens on May 19th.

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Eden Brolin Elevated to Series Regular for Season Two of Beyond!

BEYOND –  EDEN BROLIN (Freeform/ Ed Araquel) 

Eden Brolin, who plays the mysterious Charlie Singer, has been promoted to regular status for season two of Freeform’s hit series Beyond.

Charlie, like the series’ main character, Holden Matthews, came out of a coma with strange new abilities.

Beyond currently airs on Freeform on Mondays (9/8C) and is also available to binge watch on multiple digital platforms.

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Turner Partners with American Black Film Festival to Launch New Writing Contest!

Global media company Turner is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on a new writing contest designed to discover fresh writing talent from racially diverse backgrounds.

Through the ABFF & Turner Writing Contest, writers with no professional television experience are invited to submit pilot scripts for comedy or drama series. One winner chosen from each genre will win a trip to Miami for the 2017 American Black Film Festival, which takes place June 14-18, along with a cash prize and the opportunity to meet with the original programming development teams for Turner’s TBS & TNT.

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Daniel Espinosa’s Life To Close SXSW!

Daniel Espinosa’s science-fiction/horror film Life – starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebeccas Ferguson and Ryan Teynolds – has been chose to close this SXSW Film Festival 2017.

SXSW also announced a number of late additions to its program – including the film adaptation of David Leitch’s adaptation of the manga hit Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy and John Goodman.

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Rogue One: The Mission Comes Home!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is coming to home video on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD.

The seventh-highest grossing film of all time, Rogue One’s home video release includes ten featurettes covering all aspects of the film – from the nuts and bolts of making the film to character details and Easter eggs.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will arrive on Digital HD on March 24th; the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVd releases will be in stores on April 4th.

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Lee Daniels’ Star Scores Second Season!

STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady in STAR ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

Star (FOX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) – Lee Daniels’ tale of three young women who form a girl group to find musical stardom in Atlanta – has been renewed by FOX.

Three episodes remain until the first season finale, Wednesday, March 15th.

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VIZ Media Announces Pre-Orders for One-Punch Man Home Media Release!

 

Saitama is a man who only became a hero for fun. However, after three years of “special” training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong?

The subject of hit manga and anime series, One-Punch Man is coming to home video with both a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and separate Blu-ray and DVD formats. Pre-orders are now being taken.

Fans who order the One-Punch Man Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo Pack from RightStufAnime.com will receive a special gift with purchase – while supplies last.

One-Punch Man will be in stores – in all formats – on April 25th.

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Hulu Acquires Streaming Rights To Starz Hit Series Black Sails!

Black Sails — Luke Arnold, Toby Stephens — Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment

Hulu has announced the acquisition of streaming rights to Starz’s hit pirate drama, Black Sails, in a deal made toady with Lionsgate.

The deal includes the show’s three previous series and the fourth and final season when it becomes available.

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