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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5 PM:
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on BBC America

6 PM:
How to Train Your Dragon (animated) movie on FX

7 PM:
Grease Live on FOX (Three-Hour Live Special)
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart movie on Lifetime (Encore)
The Shannara Chronicles on MTV (Reair)
Leverage on ION
The Imitation Game movie on Showtime 2

8 PM:
Downton Abbey on PBS (Reair)
Leverage on ION
Batman Begins movie on BBC America
Lead With Your Heart movie on Hallmark Channel
Aladdin (animated) movie on Disney
Kung Fu Panda 2 (animated) movie on FX

9 PM:
Downton Abbey on PBS (NEW)
All Things Valentine movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Quantico on ABC (Reair)
Leverage on ION
Avengers: Age of Ultron movie on Starz

10 PM:
Mercy Street mini-series on PBS (NEW)
Quantico on ABC (Reair)
Leverage on ION
Kung Fu Panda 2 (animated) movie on FX

Enjoy!

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TV Ratings

Last night’s programming on the major networks included a couple of repeats and the transplant of several shows that are now being relegated to Friday nights as well as the return of a fan favorite series.

Here is how the Friday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) [NEW – New Night] – 1.2 million

9 PM Shows:
Grimm (NBC) [Return] – 3.8 million
Second Chance (FOX) [NEW – New Night] – 2.2 million
The Originals (The CW) [NEW – New Night] – 930,00 viewers

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6 PM:
Doctor Who on BBC America (Reair)
The Shawshank Redemption movie on Sundance TV

7 PM:
Unleashing Mr. Darcy movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Screen Actors Guild Awards on TNT (Special)

8 PM:
The Bourne Identity movie on AMC
Hotel Transylvania (animated) movie on FXX
Ghostbusters movie on IFC
Sixteen Candles movie on VH1

9 PM:
Dater’s Handbook movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Doctor Who on BBC America (Reair)
Hope Floats movie on CMT
The Shawshank Redemption movie on Sundance TV

10 PM:
Beowulf on Esquire (NEW)
The Imitation Game movie on Showtime
The Bodyguard movie on VH1

10:30 PM:
Alice in Wonderland movie on TBS

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TV Ratings

It was a pretty normal night of programming on the major networks last night.

Here is how the Thursday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) [NEW] – 2.8 million

9 PM Shows:
Blacklist (NBC) [NEW] – 7.1 million
The 100 (The CW) [NEW] – 1.7 million

10 PM Shows:
Shades of Blue (NBC) [NEW] – 6.5 million
Elementary (CBS) [NEW] – 6.1 million

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

7:10 PM:
Cinderella movie on Starz

7:30 PM:
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
The Shannara Chronicles on MTV (Reair)
The Wolverine movie on FX
The Chronicles of Riddick movie on IFC
Pretty Woman movie on Oxygen
The Blind Side movie on TNT

9 PM:
Second Chance on FOX (NEW – New Night)
Grimm on NBC (Return)
Recovery Road on FreeForm (Encore of DEBUT)

10 PM:
Unforgettable on A&E (NEW – Check Local Listings of Airtime)
Shadowhunters on FreeForm (Reair)
Taken 3 movie on HBO2
Moonstruck movie on POP

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TV Ratings

The programming options last night on the major networks was half and half: half repeats and half new episodes. There was also a time slot change on FOX (more on that shortly).

Here is how the Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Show:
Arrow (The CW) [NEW] – 2.7 million

9 PM Shows:
Criminal Minds (CBS) [NEW] – 9.4 million
Supernatural (The CW) [NEW] – 1.9 million

NOTE: Second Chance on FOX has been moved to Friday nights at 9 PM as of this Friday, January 29.

10 PM Shows:
Code Black (CBS) [NEW] – 7.5 million
American Crime (ABC) [NEW] – 3.6 million

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in February:

Regression
Opens: February 5

The film takes place in Minnesota in 1990, focusing on Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke from Training Day), who investigates the case of John Gray, who admits to sexually abusing his 17-year-old daughter, Angela (Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame), but has no recollection of it. The cast includes David Thewlis (Harry Potter franchise), Devon Bostick (The 100), Aaron Ashmore (Smallvile and Killjoys), Peter MacNeill (Good Witch) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black).

The Choice
Opens: February 5

Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, the film focuses on Travis Parker (Benjamin Walker from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), living in a small coastal town Beaufort, who falls in love on his first meeting with Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer from Warm Bodies and I Am Number Four), who moves in next door. The cast includes Maggie Grace (Lost), Alexandra Daddario (White Collar and the Percy Jackson franchise), Tom Welling (Smallville and Draft Day) and Tom Wilkinson (Selma and Batman Begins)

Tumbledown
Opens: February 5

A young widow (Rebecca Hall from The Town and Iron Man 3) falls for a New York writer (Jason Sudeikis from Horrible Bosses) who comes to her hometown in rural Maine to investigate the death of her husband, a folk singer. The film also stars Dianna Agron (Glee), Joe Manganiello (True Blood and Magic Mike franchise), Blythe Danner (The Lucky One and I’ll See You in My Dreams) and veteran actor Beau Bridges.

Deadpool
Opens: February 12

In an effort to cure his cancer, former special forces operative Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) was subjected to an experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, disfigured skin, an unstable mind, and a “dark, twisted” sense of humor. Armed with new abilities and a new identity, Wilson hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. The cast includes Morena Baccarin (Firefly and Homeland), Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) and Gina Carano (Haywire and Fast & Furious 6).

Of Mind and Music
Opens: February 12

A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous. The film stars Joaquim de Almeida (24 and Desperado), Aunjanue Ellis (NCIS: Los Angeles), Ruth Negga (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Andre Royo (The Wire and Hand of God), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue) and veteran actor Bill Cobbs.

Remember
Opens: February 12

With help from a fellow Holocaust survivor (veteran actor Martin Landau), a widower (veteran actor Christopher Plummer), who struggles with memory loss, embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find the former Nazi responsible for the deaths of their family members. The cast includes Henry Czerny (Revenge) and Dean Norris (Under the Dome).

Touched with Fire
Opens: February 12

Two manic depressives meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition. The film stars Katie Holmes (Dawson’s Creek), Luke Kirby (The Astronaut Wives Club) and Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope and The Blacklist)

Race
Opens: February 19

Track and field star Jesse Owens (Stephan James from Selma) overcomes adversity to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. The cast includes Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias), William Hurt (Damages and Humans) and Amanda Crew (Charlie St. Cloud and The Age of Adaline).

Risen
Opens: February 19

Clavius (Joseph Fiennes from FlashForward and American Horror Story), a powerful Roman Centurion, is charged by Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth from MI-5) to investigate the rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and to locate the missing body of Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) in order to quell an imminent uprising in Jerusalem during the first 40 days following Christ’s resurrection. The film also stars Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise) and Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead).

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Opens: February 26

The sequel tells the story of a group of noble and legendary knights and soldiers who fight for peace and justice by protecting a 400-year old blade named The Green Destiny in Qing Dynasty China. The film stars Donnie Yen (Ip Man franchise), Michelle Yeoh (from original film), Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee and Shadowhunters) and Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story).

Eddie the Eagle
Opens: February 26

With help from a rebellious and charismatic coach (Hugh Jackman from X-Men fame), British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Taron Egerton from Kingsman: The Secret Service) trains for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Veteran actor Christopher Walken also stars.

Gods of Egypt
Opens: February 26

The Egyptian god of darkness Set (Gerard Butler from Olympus Has Fallen) takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire. A mortal hero, Bek (Brenton Thwaites from Maleficent and The Giver), allies with the Egyptian god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones) in a mission to save the world and to rescue his love. The film also stars Chadwick Boseman (42), Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle), Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) and Bryan Brown (Cocktail and Australia).

Triple 9
Opens: February 26

The film follows a group of criminals and corrupt cops who find themselves in serious trouble. The Russian mafia is blackmailing them, and the only way to deal with them is to perform what is believed to be an extremely challenging heist. The cast includes Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years As a Slave), Anthony Mackie (Avengers franchise), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Woody Harrelson (True Detective and Hunger Games franchise), Kate Winslet (Divergent franchise and Titanic), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies and I Am Number Four) and Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious franchise and upcoming Wonder Woman movie).

Movies coming out in March will be posted at the end of February.

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