Get Ready for NCAA® March Madness®

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The brackets have been filled out, and the stage is set. The 2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship begins Tuesday, March 17, and runs through Monday, April 6.

All 67 games will air live on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. TNT and TBS are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service, while truTV is available to most Suddenlink customers on either Expanded Basic or one of our incremental levels of service known as digital tiers.

To follow the action online or on select mobile devices, pre-register at Suddenlink.net and log in with your Suddenlink2GO user name and password. Once the tournament begins, you can access all games at NCAA.com/MarchMadness. Prior to March 17, you’ll find schedules, trivia and more on the site.

USA Unites Awards Nominations Due April 17

The nomination period for the USA Unites Awards runs through April 17. Suddenlink is again partnering with USA Network for the annual awards, which are part of the network’s ongoing public affairs campaign to address social injustices and bridge cultural divides. The program recognizes extraordinary individuals dedicated to improving lives and strengthening their communities.

Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 grant to help start or build on their community projects, which will also be featured on-air and online. For the first time, this year’s program will include a youth category to recognize young people inspiring change.

Entries, including a maximum 500-word essay on how the nominee meets the criteria of character, impact and influence, can be submitted online.

New Disney Channel Movie Premieres Tonight

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The original movie “Bad Hair Day” debuts tonight on Disney Channel at 7 p.m. CT. Laura Marano, from “Austin & Ally,” and Leigh-Allyn Baker, from “Good Luck Charlie,” star in the new action-packed buddy comedy.

“Bad Hair Day” tells the story of a high-school student desperate to be prom queen. Her plans for the dance turn into a wild adventure across town when she encounters an unlucky cop and a jewel thief.

Disney Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

HBO to Film New ‘Lewis and Clark’ Miniseries

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A six-part series about the exploration of the American West has been scheduled to film this summer, starring Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark. The HBO program will be based on the book “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen E. Ambrose, and will showcase the natural beauty of the continent, and complexities and tragedies of its discovery.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Puppies and Kittens to Face Off this Super Bowl

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The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will not be the only rivalry taking the field this Super Bowl Sunday. Audiences also have the choice to lend their support to the “Puppy Bowl” on Animal Planet, or the “Kitten Bowl” on the Hallmark Channel.

Both pregame shows will kick off several hours before the start of the game on Feb. 1. The “Puppy Bowl” will start at 2 p.m. CT, and the “Kitten Bowl” at 11 a.m. CT.

Pivot Premieres New Original Series

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Tonight, Pivot will premiere “Fortitude,” an original mystery program starring Michael Gambon , Richard Dormer and Stanley Tucci. The 12-part series will continue to air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. CT.

Set on an Arctic island with more polar bears than people, one of the safest towns on earth begins to experience violent crimes. “Fortitude” has already made the Los Angeles TimesCritic’s Pick” list.

Pivot is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

State of the Union Address Coverage Available

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President Barack Obama will give the annual State of the Union Address tonight, 8 p.m. CT. Coverage will be available before, during and after the event, on both cable and network television.

TVNewser provides a complete list of the related programming in “TV News Coverage of Obama’s State of the Union Address.”

Freeview of ‘Black Sails’ Now Available

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Now through Jan. 25, Suddenlink customers can catch up with a free sample of “Black Sails,” a Starz original series. The first four episodes of the hour-long action program are available for free to those with access to Suddenlink2GO and On Demand.

“Black Sails” follows Captain Flint and his crew of pirates, twenty years before the classic “Treasure Island” novel by Louis Stevenson takes place.  Starz will premiere season two on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. CT.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out the “freeview” by going to Channel 1, Free!, All Channels A-Z, Starz Freeview. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

FXX Premieres New Original Comedy

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Tonight, FXX will premiere the new original series “Man Seeking Woman” starring Jay Baruchel. The comedy will continue to air on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. CT.

The new series follows Josh Greenberg, a naïve romantic seeking true love after he is dumped by a longtime girlfriend. “Man Seeking Woman” will take an absurd, yet sweet, look at the surreal life of dating.

FXX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

TV One Launches Original Movie Showcase

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Next month, TV One will add a monthly original movie showcase to its programming schedule. The film lineup will begin Feb. 7 with “White Water,” which Variety describes as “a drama that has a timely theme of exploring segregation and racism during the era of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The second film in the series, “Hear No Evil,” will premiere on March 14.

TV One is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.