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    [thursday, march 04, 2021]    
12:00 AM IFC baroness von sketch show: i wrote a play about my ex (#510)
3:01 AM PARAMOUNT+ 60 minutes+: qanon shaman speaks from jail / j balvin: the prince of reggaetón / massive melt: the world's glaciers (#101-103)
[series premiere]
  DISCOVERY+ deadly type with candice delong, the: the controller / the transformer / the predator (#101-103)
[series premiere]
  DISCOVERY+ discovery+ special: walrus and the whistleblower
[special presentation]
  PARAMOUNT+ for heaven's sake: season 1 (#101-108)
[series premiere]
  DISCOVERY+ good eats: bibimbap 'til ya drop (#1605)
  HBO MAX hbo max documentary film special: persona: the dark truth behind personality tests
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX hello, me!: episode 6 (#106)
  PARAMOUNT+ kamp koral: spongebob's under years: part 1 (#101-106)
[series premiere]
  ALLBLK millennials: hot in here (#102)
  ALLBLK my mane problem: my mane problem episode 1 (#101)
[series premiere]
  NETFLIX pacific rim: the black: season 1 (#101-107)
[series premiere]
  SUNDANCE NOW playing for keeps: episode 3 (#203)
  PARAMOUNT+ real world homecoming, the: new york: back to reality (#101)
[series premiere]
  DISCOVERY+ restaurant: impossible: house of cards (#1809)
  HBO MAX sesame street: abby, rosita and zoe make a story (#5117)
  SHUDDER shudder feature film special: lucky
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX sisyphus: episode 6 (#106)
  PARAMOUNT+ spongebob squarepants: the spongebob movie: sponge on the run
[special presentation]
  AMC+ talking dead: find me (#923)
  PARAMOUNT+ tooning out the news: 3/4/21 season premiere (fareed zakaria/gov. jared polis/ed o'keefe/yamiche alcindor) (#201)
[2nd season premiere]
  AMC+ walking dead, the: on the walking dead 1018 (#1018)
4:00 PM GSN master minds: trivia, smarts & racecar drivers (#260)
5:00 PM GSN chain reaction (reboot series): road trip buds vs. the baseball fans (#109)
  NICK tooned in: oh, there's plenty of slime! bella v frankie v natasha (#116)
6:00 PM GSN people puzzler: soul princess (#134)
7:00 PM TNT nba special: toronto raptors vs. boston celtics
8:00 PM DISCOVERY battlebots: shock and awe (#513)
  FOOD beat bobby flay: belly up! (#2703)
  ABC celebrity wheel of fortune: rachael leigh cook, sherri shepherd, and kevin nealon (#108)
[1st season finale]
  OXYGEN dateline nbc: the accused: parts one and two (#SU947-120)
  HGTV flipping across america: cramped cottage flips (#212)
  FREEFORM grown-ish: over my head (#3015)
  FOX hell's kitchen: blind taste test (HK-1909)
  LIFETIME married at first sight: couples' cam: couples' cam: family first (#205)
  MTV mtv floribama shore: puke rally relay (#402)
[time slot premiere]
  NBC superstore: deep cleaning (#611)
[new time slot]
  CBS young sheldon: cowboy aerobics and 473 grease-free bolts (#YS410)
8:31 PM CBS b positive: b negative part 2 (#BP110)
9:00 PM FOX call me kat: business council (KAT-104)
  ABC chase, the: this isn't something we see often (#106)
  TV ONE for my man: walking on the wild side (davina branch) (#611)
  TBS go-big show: this show is on fire! (#109)
  WE growing up hip hop atlanta: savage love (#409)
  LIFETIME married at first sight: australia: australia: season 6, episodes 9 & 10 (#609/610)
  HGTV rehab addict rescue: battle for the bathrooms (#102)
  BRAVO summer house: best frenemies (#505)
  HISTORY swamp people: swamp secrets (#1206)
9:01 PM CBS mom: illegal eels and the cantaloupe man (#MOM810)
9:30 PM FOX last man standing: meatless mike (LMS-912)
  TNT nba special: miami heat vs. new orleans pelicans
  CBS unicorn, the: so far away (#UNI211)
10:00 PM ABC chase, the: i'm used to men chasing me (#104)
[1st season finale - special time]
  USA chrisley knows best: hex goddess (#823)
  CBS clarice: you can't rule me (#CLA104)
  SCIENCE conspiracies decoded: secrets of the sonic weapon (#110)
[1st season finale]
  NBC dateline nbc: th3024 (#060)
  HGTV house hunters: bayfront in south padre (#175R13)
  TRUTV impractical jokers: bleach for america (#V905)
  WE ts madison experience, the: loud, live & in color (#101)
[series premiere]
  BRAVO watch what happens live with andy cohen: garcelle beauvais & kelly rowland (#18044)
10:30 PM TRUTV fast foodies: amanda seales (#V105)
  HGTV house hunters international: love and work in brussels (#16205)
  USA she's the boss: walter house rules (#102)
11:00 PM TBS conan: paul bettany (#1120)
  COMEDY daily show with trevor noah, the: tba
  SHOWTIME desus & mero: east coast reggie (#310)
  WE real blac chyna, the: that shrinking feeling, part 2 (#109)
[new time slot]
  USA rev, the: ghosts and guests (#107)
  VICE vice news tonight: thursday, march 4, 2021 (#5034)
11:30 PM E! nightly pop: tba

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2020-2021 season) 120 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 1894 series
· currently airing (spring 2021) 427 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 109 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 118 series
· new this summer (yet to premiere) 16 series
· returning this summer (yet to premiere) 20 series
· new this fall (yet to premiere) 1 series
· returning this fall (yet to premiere) 7 series
· new in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 203 series
· returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 370 series
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 272 series

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Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS & FOX Share Demo Honors
The Eye however remains the night's most-watched broadcaster overall.



[03/04/21 - 12:04 PM]
Syfy to Premiere Animated Originals "The Pole" and "The Summoner" on Wednesday, March 17
Bobby Moynihan, Jillian Bell, Nicole Byer, Timothy Simons, and Colin Jost are among the featured voices.

[03/04/21 - 11:41 AM]
Get Set for the Biggest Payday in Series History in an All-New Season of "Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine" Premiering March 19 on discovery+ and Discovery Channel
After pandemic travel restrictions make Dave's plans of mining in Alaska impossible, Team Turin finally sets up their operation in Colorado.

[03/04/21 - 11:10 AM]
All-New "Super Soul" Premieres Saturday, March 6 on discovery+
Upcoming guests include Andra Day, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sharon Stone, Jon Meacham, Dr. Bruce Perry and Julianna Margulies.

[03/04/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: "Prank Encounters" (Season 2) - Official Trailer - Netflix
Monstrous frights meet hilarious reveals on this hidden-camera prank show as real people become the stars of their own full-blown horror movie.

[03/04/21 - 10:02 AM]
Apple TV+ Unveils Robust Lineup of Hit Children's Series, Including the Peanuts Gang, Emmy-winning "Ghostwriter," Parents' Choice-winning "Helpsters," "Doug Unplugs" and More
First up: "Helpsters," which returns this Friday, March 5.

[03/04/21 - 10:01 AM]
Max Original "Made for Love" Debuts This April
The comedy series is a darkly absurd and cynically poignant story of love and divorce. It follows Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), a controlling tech billionaire.

[03/04/21 - 09:59 AM]
Starz Gets Ready to "Party Down" Again with Limited Series Revival in Development
Rob Thomas, Paul Rudd, John Enbom and Dan Etheridge are among the executive producers.

[03/04/21 - 09:31 AM]
Kevin Hart Drama "Fatherhood" to Be Released on Netflix Father's Day Weekend
Based on the book "Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love" by Matthew Logelin, in this heartwarming, funny, and emotional true story, Kevin Hart takes on the toughest job in the world: Fatherhood.

[03/04/21 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Nate Bargatze touches on Zoom comedy shows, losing his phone, hotel breakfast fails, animal caddies, new math and much more in this special.

[03/04/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Worn Stories" - Official Teaser - Netflix
In this funny, heartfelt and moving docuseries, real people unpack the fascinating and quirky stories around their most meaningful pieces of clothing.

[03/04/21 - 07:31 AM]
Celebrate "90's Week" on Hulu with "Blossom," "Felicity" and "My So Called Life" Premieres
Said stunt is timed with the premiere of Soleil Moon Frye's documentary "kid 90" on Friday, March 12.

[03/04/21 - 07:21 AM]
Video: "La Templanza" - Official Trailer - Prime Video Spain
Leonor Watling, Rafael Novoa, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba and Juana Acosta star in the series, due on March 26.

[03/04/21 - 06:46 AM]
Video: "The Serpent" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In the 1970s, merciless killer Charles Sobhraj preys on travelers exploring the "hippie trail" of South Asia. Based on shocking true events.

[03/04/21 - 05:03 AM]
Paramount+ Launches Today with Live Sports, Breaking News, and a Mountain of Entertainment
Featuring more than 30,000 episodes and countless films from ViacomCBS' family of world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel, Paramount+ is home to premium entertainment for the whole family.

[03/04/21 - 03:31 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights "The Patrick Star Show," Original Animated "SpongeBob SquarePants" Spinoff, Slated to Air This Summer
The series follows a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom.