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Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin SAG Life Achievement Award!

9 to 5-ers reunite on Sunday, January 29th when Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton present Lily Tomlin with the the Screen Actors Guild’s 53rd Life Achievement Award during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS.

Details follow the break.

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Tyler Perry To Receive People’s Choice Awards’ Fifth Annual Favorite Humanitarian Award!

CBS and The People’s Choice Awards announced today that Tyler Perry will receive the fifth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian.

He joins previous recipients Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Hudson, Ben Affleck and Ellen DeGeneres. Details follow the jump.

The 2017 People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live Wednesday, January 18th (9/8C) on CBS. Joel McHale will host.

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New Holiday Trailer: Girlfriend’s Day!

What could a has been greeting card writer want more than a spiffy new holiday to inspire him?

Girlfriend’s Day is a new holiday for which the perfect card must be written. To that end end, there is a contest – a contest that wordsmith Ray Wentworth must win. A contest that could involve romance, or… murder!

Girlfriend’s Day premieres on Netflix on Valentine’s Day. Check out the sorta/kinda romantic trailer after the break.

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Apologetic Featurette: Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Incidents

Attention Readers,

The only thing more regrettable than this show was the making of it. That’s why we must encourage you to not watch the following video which covers mundane production details and features interviews with the cast and crew responsible for creating such tragedy.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is now streaming on Netflix.

We’re very sorry.

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Award-Winning Your Name Coming to North America!

Japanese film Your Name won the Los Angeles Critics Association’s award for Best Animated Feature for 2016 and is on the shortlist for the Oscars® Best animated Feature category.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

Now, Funimation Films is bringing Your Name to North America – in both English-dubbed and Japanese-with-subtitles formats – beginning on April 7th. Details follow the break.

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Act Casual Trailer: Santa Clarita Diet!

Realtors Joel and Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) have a pretty good life – nice home, perky if slightly rebellious daughter, good jobs.

Then, one Sheila changes…

Santa Clarita Diet is a twistedly sunny dark comedy series premiering on Netflix on February 3rd. The casually disturbing full-length trailer follows the break.

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Taboo Has Become Must-See TV!

TABOO — “Episode 2” — Pictured: Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney. CR: FX

The second episode of Taboo (FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C) finds James Delaney setting out to make his plans a reality. Suggestions made in the series premiere are affirmed and dangers encountered. The unfolding of events continues at its measured pace, drawing us in with its details and atmosphere.

The first scene of this week’s episode confirms that Sir Stuart Strange of the East India Company has ordered Delaney’s execution. Not only that, but there’s a time limit and the executioner’s employment hangs in the balance. So, stakes raised!

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From Maya Angelou to Smokey Robinson and More: PBS Celebrates Black History in February!

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise and Smokey Robinson: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song are among the many programs that PBS has slated to air during Black History Month.

Emmy-winning docuseries Independent Lens will air two important installments – Birth of a Movement (based on the book The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights by Dick Lehr) and Accidental Courtesy (an African American musician befriends members of the KKK).

The second season of PBS original Civil War series Mercy Street will premiere in February. Set in Alexandria, Virginia and the Mansion House Hospital, one of the  themes it explores is the role that African Americans — including slaves, free blacks and contraband (African Americans who fled slavery in the hope of securing their freedom behind Union lines) — played in the hospital and the city.

Other exceptional related programs include The Talk – Race in America and Africa’s Great Civilizations. Premiere dates, times and More detailed program descriptions follow the break.

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