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BBC America Greenlights Blue Planet II!

Blue Planet II – Cuttlefish – Photo courtesy of BBC America

BBC America has greenlighted Blue Planet II – ‘the next chapter in the epic story of our planet.’ The seven-part series will be presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual, said: “Blue Planet II promises to combine the exceptional craftsmanship that our audiences have come to expect from BBC Natural History with genuinely new revelations about the creatures and habitats of the world’s oceans. I have no doubt it will thrill and delight the audience; and deliver a new benchmark in Natural History filmmaking.”

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The Walking Dead Keep Rising!

Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Jason Douglas as Tobin, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa,  – The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead continues to dominate the ratings, big time. Its seventh season mid-season premiere showed increases from its mid-season finale in key demographics – to the tune of a 5% increase in toital viewers and a 3% increase in the 18-49 demo.

NFL Sunday? No contest! The Big Bang Theory? Not even close!

Outside of the Super Bowl, TWD continues to reign supreme.

For all the numbers, read on…

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Shadowhunters Winter Finale Set for March!

SHADOWHUNTERS – “By The Light Of Dawn” (Freeform/John Medland)
HARRY SHUM JR., KATHERINE MCNAMARA

The winter finale of Shadowhunters finds Clary facing a wortd of trouble as Valentine’s plan is in full effect.

By the Light of Dawn, the show’s winter finale, will air on Monday, March 6th (Freeform, 8/7C).

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Cartoon Network Weather for Monday, March 6: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!

When 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs became a hit – and the sequel also did really well, there was talk of turning the property into an animated TV series – and so it has been.

The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series takes place before giant food rains down on Swallow Falls. Sardines are still the driving force behind the town’s booming economy. Favorite character Flint Lockwood returns as a teenager trying to change the world one invention at a time.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will premiere on Cartoon Network on Monday, March 6th 95:30/4:30C).

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Santiago To Star In CBS Drama Salvation!

Santiago Cabrera (The Musketeers) has signed on to star in CBS’ new drama series Salvation.

He will play charming but egocentric tech billionaire Darius who is about to face his biggest challenge – helping save the world from an approaching asteroid.

Salvation is slated to air over Summer 2017.

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SundanceTV Celebrates Black History Month With Roots 4-Day Event!

Roots (1977) — Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton

SundanceTV is celebrating Black History Month and the 40th Anniversary of the original Roots miniseries from 1977 with a four-day event.

Beginning on Saturday, February 25th, the network will air the original Roots miniseries and its 1979 sequel, Roots: The Next Generations.

Frequently named as one of the most important works in scripted television in history, “Roots,” won 9 Emmy® awards, a Golden Globe award, a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in the U.S.

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Nominations Announced for 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards®!

Nominations have been announced for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards® – and to the surprise of probably no one, Keith Urban (7), Miranda Lambert (6), Florida Georgia Line (5), Tim McGraw (5), Dierks Bently (3), Thomas Rhett (3) and Chris Stapleton (3) are multiple nominees.

The big surprise is first time nominee Maren Morris, who received six nominations including Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year.

The 52nd Acadmey of Country Music Awards® will once again be hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley – and will be broadcast live, by CBS, from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd.

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Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo Looms O’er The Ides of March!

Michael K Williams as Leonard Pine, James Purefoy as Hap Collins – Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo – Photo Credit: James Minchin/SundanceTV

Joe R. Lansdale’s southern fried, swamp rock duo of ne’er-do-wells, Hap and Leonard, have staked out a home on SundanceTV.

After a critically-acclaimed first season that ended on a doozy of a cliffhanger (what was that thing doing in Uncle Chester’s basement, anyway?), the duo return – caught in the middle of a murder mystery with more twists and turns than an East Texas highway – in Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo on Wednesday, March 15th (10/9C).

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Starz & BBC To Co-Produce Kenneth Lonergan Miniseries Adaptation of Howard’s End!

Starz and BBC are partnering to co-produce a four-hour adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic novel Howard’s End from Manchester By The Sea writer/director Kenneth Lonergan. Lonergan will script the adaptation which will be directed by Hettie Macdonald (Fortitude, Doctor Who).

Haley Atwell, Matthew Macfayden and Tracey Ullman have joined the cast.

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Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran Among Performers Announced for 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards!

Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean join the previously announced Bruno Mars as performers at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will air live on TBS, TNT and TruTV on Sunday, March 5th.

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