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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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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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AMC Announces Premiere Dates for Winter/Spring 2017!

AMC has announced the premiere dates for its Winter/Spring 2017 slate – Season Two of Into the Badlands, Better Call Saul and The Son.

Martial arts drama Into the Badlands returns on Sunday, March 19th; new series The Son (bringing Pierce Brosnan back to series television for the first time since Remington Steele) makes its debut on Saturday, April 8th, and Better Call Saul returns to its familiar Monday night slot on April 10th.

Series details and premiere times follow the jump.

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AMC Goes Back to John Le Carré!

Following the success of The Night Manager (3 Golden Globes wins), AMC is partnering with the BBC on a new John Le Carré adaptation: The spy Who Came in From the Cold.

Set in 1962, just after the building of the Berlin Wall, Spy centers on Alex Leamas, a British intelligence officer whose network has fallen apart.

The classic espionage novel will be adapted by Academy Award winning scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy (pictured). Details follow the break.

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AMC Orders Story of Science Fiction from James Cameron!

James Cameron is a giant in the history of cinematic science fiction and now he’s going to examine the evolution of the genre in a documentary series for AMC.

The network has greenlit James’s Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction (working title). In each episode, Cameron will tackle a ‘Big Question’ – How will the world end? Will technology destroy us? What does it mean to be human?

James Cameron’s Story of Science fiction is slated for a 2018 premiere. Details after the break.

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Dakota Fanning Signs On To TNT’s The Alienist!

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning will play a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters in TNT’s much anticipated new series, The alienist.

Based on the novel by Caleb Carr, the series follows forensic psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and reporter John Moore (Luke Evans) and Sara Howard (Fanning) as they investigate a series of brutal murders in New York City’ ‘Gilded Age.’

Details follow the jump.

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