or


WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
CONNERS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2018) "The Conners" (working title), a spinoff of the groundbreaking family comedy "Roseanne," has been greenlit to series with an order of 10 episodes for fall 2018. After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family - Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. - grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns - with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails. The series, featuring John Goodman ("Dan"), Laurie Metcalf ("Jackie"), Sara Gilbert ("Darlene"), Lecy Goranson ("Becky") and Michael Fishman ("D.J.") as their beloved Conner characters, is set to air Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 p.m.). Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced later. Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.
KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 8:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America's most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he's quitting the seminary to go off and "save the world." Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
ROOKIE, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
HUSTLE IN BROOKLYN (BET)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, October 2018) The biggest night in hip hop kicks off on Tuesday, October 16th at 8PM ET/PT when comedian Deray Davis hosts the BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2018. Tune in for front row seats as global rap superstar Lil Wayne receives the night's highest honor, the I AM HIP HOP award and Cardi B., T.I., Lil Baby, Lil Duval and more take the stage for can't miss performances. The epic night continues at 10PM, ET/PT as BET heads to Brooklyn, New York for the premiere of HUSTLE IN BROOKLYN, a new reality series that tracks a group of ambitious Millennials in the pursuit of personal and professional success.
T-PAIN'S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Fuse's press release, September 2018) Beloved hip-hop artist, comedic personality and business mogul T-Pain is taking his musical talent and entrepreneurial passion to television with his all-new series, T-Pain's School of Business premiering Tuesday, October 16th at 11:00p.m. ET/PT on Fuse. Follow T-Pain as he explores some of the most innovative and unique startups created by millennial entrepreneurs who are defining the future. As he gets a feel for each quirky and groundbreaking company (including everything from weed-friendly startups, autonomous delivery robots and digital instruments, etc.), each entrepreneur reveals how they got started and what it took to turn their ideas into reality. Viewers can tune in to watch T-Pain learn the ins and outs of each business while at the same time trying out new products and asking all of the startup questions we want answers to. Class is in session!
212, THE (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Fuse's press release, October 2018) The 212 is a brand new docu-series, premiering Tuesday, October 16th at 11:30p.m. ET/PT on Fuse and Fuse On Demand, following five up-and-coming New York City based culture-creators - musician/DJ Odalys, musician K$ace, model/designer Milk, model/designer PosterBoy, and model Dallas - as they grind, succeed, fail and step up to do it all again. Reality shouldn't be pretty. It's raw, relentless and unscripted. And that's just how these self-made artists and entrepreneurs like it. Odalys, PosterBoy, Milk, K$ACE and Dallas are living their best life. A life created daily by their tenacity and hyper-confident swagger. Achieving icon status takes more than raw talent. The ability to deal with sacrifice, self-doubt, frustration and failure is just as important as success in their come up. Being followed by legit A-list talent also helps. The 212 is a cast of doers whose paths collide as they chase their individual dreams.
ASK THE DOCTOR (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
N/A
BEST WORST WEEKEND EVER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) Netflix announces the new series Best Worst Weekend Ever, an eight-episode limited comedy series. Best Worst Weekend Ever follows four friends as they make the most of their last weekend before high school. A comic convention has come to their town, and they will do whatever it takes to be part of the magic. But after a wild party, a lost dog and a destroyed house, their friendship is put to the test.
DISTRITO SALVAJE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced today that Wild District, the anticipated series that marks Juan Pablo Raba's (Narcos, 7 Años, Los 33, Six) return to Colombian television, will premiere on October 19th. The new action series will feature 10 episodes and will be available to Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The rest of the cast includes Cristina Umaña (Narcos, Sala de Urgencias, Todos Quieren con Marylin), Camila Sodi (Luis Miguel La Serie, Señorita Pólvora, Camino A Marte), Carolina Acevedo (La Ley del Corazón, Francisco el Matemático, Pobre Pablo), Alina Lozano (Pedro el Escamoso), Juan Fernando Sánchez (Correo de Inocentes), Cristian Tappan (Narcos, Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal, El Señor de los Cielos), Juan Sebastian Calero (Narcos, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraíso), and Roberto Cano (Narcos, Comando Elite, Pobre Pablo), among other Colombian talent.
HAUNTED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Real people, real stories, real horror. Netflix's Haunted arrives October 19th.
LARVA ISLAND (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Netflix, Inc., the world's leading entertainment service, announced that it will be introducing Larva Island, a new Kids & Family original series from Korea with the Korean animation studio TUBAn. The Larva animation series has gained popularity internationally and will be the first Korean Netflix original animation. Since its debut in 2011, Larva has been appealing to an audience of all ages with the slapstick humor presented by its two main larva characters, Red and Yellow. Larva received the Culture Minister's Award at the Korea Content Award in 2012, and was also nominated to the Kid's Awards for the International Emmy Awards in 2014 and 2016. "Great stories can travel beyond borders, including great stories from Korea," said Aram Yacoubian, Kids & Family International Originals Director at Netflix. "Larva Island brings back Larva's beloved characters, Red and Yellow, who, with the help of some new friends, are certain to once again enthrall audiences of all ages in Korea and beyond." Larva Island will feature a whole new adventure with new characters along with Red and Yellow on an abandoned island. The animation series will only be available on Netflix.
WANDERLUST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Netflix announced the premiere date today for Wanderlust, the upcoming dramedy starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Toni Collette (Hereditary, Little Miss Sunshine, United States of Tara, The Sixth Sense). Premiering on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 on Netflix globally outside the U.K., Wanderlust presents an authentic, multi-generational story about the complexities of love, grief, family and marriage when a relatable couple living a suburban lifestyle tries something unorthodox. The six-episode series looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible - or even desirable. Collette plays Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark alive with her husband after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbors and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.
LEFT FOR DEAD (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 10/19/18 at 8:00 PM
N/A
GET A ROOM WITH CARSON & THOM (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, September 2018) Former Bravo "Queer Eye" favorites Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia have joined forces to form a dynamic design duo on Bravo Media's "Get a Room with Carson & Thom," premiering Friday, October 19 at 9PM ET/PT. Their expert skills are put to use revamping hum drum spaces while reminding viewers that the best accent piece is the pair's signature endearing charm. Carson and Thom are here to help fight the uniformity and ubiquity of American home design with a new business venture in "Get a Room with Carson & Thom." Carson has been bitten by the decor bug, and he's looking to his interior designer buddy, Thom, to take him under his wing and teach him the design trade from soup to nuts. Each episode will feature two clients looking to transform a space. Some have big budgets and some small, but they're all trying to create a beautiful room that is unique to them. With Carson's fashion sense and bold personality and Thom's designer acumen and friendliness, the bodacious besties will create breathtaking and affordable redesigns. These two arbiters of style work together, play together, argue, compromise and create spaces as only they can in their quest to make America chic again.
KILLER UNDER THE BED (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/20/18 at 8:00 PM
N/A
LOVE, OF COURSE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/20/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, August 2018) Stars: Cameron Mathison, Kelly Rutherford, Gabby Douglas; Amy has spent most of her adult life "helicoptering" around her daughter, Cara especially since her husband died six years earlier. With reluctance, Amy is helping Cara head off to college in another city. She then "conveniently" lands a job at Cara's college, much to Cara's dismay. When Amy meets Noah, a charismatic, well-traveled professor, she learns more about herself and discovers a new life of her own, filled with romance.
KILLER HIGH (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/20/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, September 2018) Sabrina's perfectly planned high school reunion goes south when a monster keeps killing all the guests in this horror-comedy. Starring Kacey Rohl (THE MAGICIANS, "Hannibal"), Asha Bromfield ("Riverdale") and Varun Saranga (WYNONNA EARP).
ROBOZUNA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) An orphaned 14-year-old boy, Ariston, and his homemade robot friend, Mangle, attempt to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire and its legion of robot centurions in Robozuna, a new animated kids series from UK’s ITV Studios. Robozuna follows Ariston and Mangle’s quest for freedom and the unending clash of good over evil. Filled with epic battles and unpredictable obstacles, Robozuna tells a story of teamwork and self-discovery through the hardships of finding your way home. Fans can join forces with Ariston and Mangle as Robozuna debuts around the globe in early 2018, and in the UK after its premiere on CiTV.
LOVER IN THE ATTIC, THE: A TRUE STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2018) Set in the 1930's, Dolly (Molly Burnett, Days of Our Lives) lived a seemingly perfect life with her husband Fred (David Fierro, The Knick), until she met and seduced their repairman, Otto (Kevin Fonteyne, Sun Records). As Dolly and Otto's affair intensifies, she secretly moves him into the attic so she could have him whenever she pleased. One night during a heated argument between Dolly and her husband, Otto bursts downstairs from the attic and kills Fred. Now the two star-crossed lovers must cover up the murder, but will they be able to keep their secret?
WOMAN IN WHITE, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2018) When a young man encounters a ghostly woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road, he is drawn into a web of intrigue that will transform his life forever. Offering his assistance to this distressed, spectral woman, he is later shocked to discover that she had just escaped from a nearby insane asylum.
TI & TINY: FRIENDS AND FAMILY HUSTLE (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, October 2018) VH1 today announced its new series "T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle" will premiere on Monday, October 22nd at 9PM ET/PT. The series features Grammy(R) Award-winning, multi-platinum artists Tip "T.I." Harris and Tameka "Tiny" Harris along with their children Zonnique, Messiah, Domani, Deyjah, King, Major and Heiress. "T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle" will showcase everything from complicated marriages and young love, to health scares and past baggage, to Tip and Tiny working to keep their family together. Much has changed since they left the airwaves more than a year ago with their wildly successful "T.I. & Tiny's Family Hustle." Not only is hip hop's favorite family back and on their grind, but they are bringing Atlanta's biggest stars with them including Monica Brown, Antonia "Toya" Wright with her daughter Reginae Carter, and Letoya Luckett. With exciting lives and high stakes careers, this group of loyal friends will support each other as they navigate the complex terrain of juggling family while building their empires.
WELCOME TO WAVERLY (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, September 2018) Bravo Media looks to bridge our country's divide in "Welcome to Waverly," a new four-part event series premiering every night at 10PM ET/PT from Monday, October 22 - Thursday, October 25. Taking place in Waverly, Kansas, where the population is 563, the new docu-series breaks down what happens when big city sensibility meets small town values. A diverse group of seven professionals from major metropolitan areas will be paired up to work alongside a local counterpart in their respective industries for six weeks. Will preconceived notions be turned upside down? Will their differences prove impossible to overcome? Who will learn from whom?
NATIVE AMERICA (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2018) At the intersection of modern science and Native knowledge is a new vision of the world created by America's First Peoples. NATIVE AMERICA reaches back 15,000 years to reveal cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents, and a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
READY FOR LOVE (OWN)
· [series premiere - special night] · 10/23/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from NBC's press release, March 2013) NBC announced today that its new relationship show "Ready for Love" has revealed the 36 women who will have the opportunity to compete for true love. The women have a chance to find romance with three successful and handsome men, hand-selected by executive producer Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives"). The series, from Longoria's UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Renegade 83 and Universal Television, focuses on three extraordinary men -- Ben Patton, an international financier from Dallas, Texas; Tim Lopez, a member of the popular music group Plain White T's from Austin, Texas, and Ernesto Arguello, an entrepreneur with a social vision from Miami, Fla. -- who are committed to finding their soul mate. Giuliana and Bill Rancic will host the series where preeminent matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews, relationship author Tracy McMillan and professional dating coach Matthew Hussey will help the men find their perfect matches. The series will premiere on Tuesday, March 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) and will move to its regular day and time slot with its 2nd episode airing Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET).
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: HONEYMOON ISLAND (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere - special time] · 10/23/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Lifetime's Real Love Tuesdays continues the love-fest with two new Married at First Sight spin-off series this Fall. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, the new eight episode series that follows a group of singles looking for love on an exotic island will premiere Tuesday, October 23 at 10pm ET/PT. The following week, Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, the new eight episode series that follows the lives of three happily married couples from past seasons of the franchise will premiere Tuesday, October 30 at 10pm ET/PT. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island moves to its regular 9pm ET/PT timeslot that day. In Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, past Married at First Sight participants get a second chance at finding their soulmate. A group of 16 participants - fan favorites, unmatched candidates from previous seasons and the addition of some new faces, will be invited to an exotic island for the opportunity to make deep connections and work on falling in love. At the end of their stay, couples must decide whether they want to get married or leave the island alone.
RAQ RANTS (BET)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, October 2018) Things get real on October 23 at 11PM ET/PT with BET's newest after-dark premiere, RAQ RANTS, which features TMZ breakout personality Raquel Harper. Raquel takes her unfiltered, unapologetic interview approach from the studio to the streets covering the latest in news and pop culture with visits from some of entertainment's most illustrious names.
BODYGUARD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2018) Netflix has picked up the BBC One's breakout hit "Bodyguard" starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes and will premiere the thrilling series (outside Ireland & The UK) on October 24.
LEGACIES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It's here that Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults - including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby - come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves... in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be - or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies. LEGACIES stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. LEGACIES is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), Brett Matthews ("The Vampire Diaries"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Gina Girolamo ("The Originals").
HEATHERS (PARAMOUNT)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 10/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Paramount Network's press release, January 2018) "Heathers," a pitch-black comedy anthology series based on the 80s cult classic film of the same name, will premiere on Paramount Network on Wednesday, March 7 at 10 pm, ET/PT. Set in the present day, "good girl" Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of 'Heathers.' Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) is the unconventional leader of this popular high school clique and rules Westerburg High through fear, intimidation and amazing fashion sense. Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) is Heather C's #1 sidekick and harnesses the Heather's power to destroy whoever he views as a total discount hobgoblin. Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is considered the nicest Heather in the group who lives in the shadow of the others. She's hiding a dark secret that she doesn't want to be exposed. JD Dean (James Scully) is the new boy in town with a dark side and sets out on a reckless path of destruction proving that no one, even his girlfriend Veronica is safe. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty guest stars as a pivotal character in several episodes along with Selma Blair and Casey Wilson.
CASE THAT HAUNTS ME, THE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, October 2018) THE CASE THAT HAUNTS ME takes a dive into career-defining true crime stories told directly from the detectives who led each case. From mysterious vanishings to twisted family murders, these are the unforgettable cases that disrupt law & order, and keep authorities up at night.
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Kiernan Shipka, imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature - half-witch, half-mortal - while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions. Cast includes: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Bronson Pinchot.
TERRORISM CLOSE CALLS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
investigative series which probes the world's deadliest terror plots with exclusive access to the agents involved in disrupting them as well as leading national and international authorities on counter-terrorism, intelligence, and law enforcement, according to producers
DANGEROUS MATRIMONY (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 10/26/18 at 8:00 PM
N/A
THIS WEEK AT THE COMEDY CELLAR (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, October 2018) The hottest of hot takes served faster than ever. In a world where comedy is more necessary, more urgent than ever before, Comedy Central provides audiences with a groundbreaking new series during which comedians sort through the noise to deliver the freshest jokes through a topical filter. This Week at the Comedy Cellar, a new, weekly, half-hour stand-up series filmed at the legendary New York City comedy club, premieres Friday, October 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and delivers stand-up comedy as has never been seen before. Recorded over the course of the same week they premiere, each episode of This Week at the Comedy Cellar provides a front row seat to fans of topical comedy as comedians react to recent headlines, weaving sharp takes on current events into a tight and topical 30-minute weekly show. Interspersed among the stand-up sets is a one-of-a-kind look at the famed Comedy Cellar "comics' table," where featured comedians will debate the week's topics and discuss their process of taking what everyone's been talking about and spinning it into comedy. Each episode will also feature a biographical spotlight on one of that week's featured stand-ups.
CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY MANOR (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/27/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
ZOMBIE AT 17 (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/27/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) With the exception of losing her older sister in a hit-and-run, 17-year-old Tia Scott has had a pretty normal life. That is until she starts exhibiting strange symptoms and realizes she's caught a virus that's slowly turning her into a zombie. Desperate to find a cure, the only person she trusts is a loner at school, Flynn, a self-proclaimed expert in all things paranormal. But Tia's life gets even worse when a friend of her boyfriend, Connor, is murdered. Tia knows that Connor's friend Jason is involved but going to the cops makes her a target and with the clock ticking until Tia's too far gone to recover, she enlists the help of her mother Kate and a reclusive doctor in hopes they'll stop the disease before Jason finds out she's the snitch. Stars Laura Fortier, Seamus Patterson, and Celeste Desjardins (2018).
DEAD IN THE WATER (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/27/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, September 2018) An all-female crew on a boat in the middle of nowhere must deal with an invader on their ship. Starring Nikohl Boosheri ("The Bold Type").
PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj will debut on Netflix on Sunday, October 28th. Netflix has committed to an unprecedented 32 episode order, making Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show. Minhaj's weekly comedy show will explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity. Each week, Minhaj will bring his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.
CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, September 2018) Lace up your boots because you're about to embark on the journey of a lifetime with the family that's bringing khaki back! The Irwins - Terri, Bindi and Robert - return to Animal Planet in a new series that gives audiences an all-access, front row seat to experience the sights and sounds of their thrilling wildlife adventures around the globe and the amazing animals that continue to inspire their conservation efforts. From running Australia's largest family-owned zoo, Australia Zoo in Queensland, to crisscrossing the world protecting and celebrating the most wondrous animals on the planet, The Irwins work thoughtfully and tirelessly to carry on Steve's mission to bring people closer to animals and ignite the connection that will ensure an abundance of wildlife for generations to come. CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS launches as a global series premiere beginning Sunday, October 28 at 8pm ET/PT and will be seen in Animal Planet's 360 million homes around the world. CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS features the Irwins working together to care for more than 1,200 animals at Australia Zoo; overseeing a world class wildlife hospital, the largest of its kind in the world; and conducting high-octane global expeditions. Animal Planet audiences ride along with Terri as she propels Steve's conservation mission forward, which has included expanding the once two-acre Australia Zoo into a world-class 750+-acre zoo with 105 acres open to the public. Bindi, now 20 years old, focuses her passion for animals at Australia Zoo's Wildlife Hospital, Australia's best equipped wildlife treatment facility which rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick, injured, or orphaned native wildlife. Robert demonstrates a curiosity, deep knowledge and expertise for all the animals around him, as well as an infectious enthusiasm to share this experience with others; a memorable trait often showcased by his father.
AMANDA TO THE RESCUE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, July 2018) With a joy and passion larger than life, Amanda Giese treats the seemingly hopeless animals in her Washington state home, primarily focusing on dogs that others have given up on. Alongside Amanda are her two kids, Jade and Beast, and her partner Gary. Together, the family cares for animals in need and helps them get the second chances and loving forever homes they deserve. Where others see animals with no hope, Amanda sees an animal full of love who needs her help. AMANDA TO THE RESCUE premieres Sunday, October 28 at 9PM ET/PT. Throughout the season, Amanda will launch large scale rescue missions across the country to save dozens of animals with major medical or special needs, from being euthanized. She'll journey to crowded California shelters that are overrun with displaced and injured animals from deadly wildfires. Amanda will also fly to Puerto Rico to help a dog rescue operation that needs assistance in their recovery efforts after hurricane Maria, and to Hawaii after the eruption of Kilauea to lend a helping hand by relieving the shelters of their overcrowdings and helps bring dogs in need to safety.
BUSY TONIGHT (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2018) E! brings viewers all the best in pop culture as the new late night talk show, "Busy Tonight," hosted and executive produced by actress and social media sensation, Busy Philipps, premieres on Sunday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT. The half hour talk show, airing every Sunday through Wednesday, will feature everyone's favorite unfiltered Hollywood best friend giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments. The network has also tapped former Co-Executive Producer of Bravo Media's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Caissie St.Onge, to serve as showrunner. Longtime writer and producer, Caissie St.Onge, joins "Busy Tonight" after nine years with "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" and has previously worked on popular, Emmy-winning talk shows such as "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and "The Late Show with David Letterman."
LADYGANG (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, September 2018) Forget ladylike! Anything goes when E!'s new topical series "LadyGang" premieres Sunday, October 28 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Inspired by the popular podcast, "The LadyGang," the twelve episode, thirty-minute series will follow Hollywood's hottest girl posse, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek as they are joined by celebrity guests for un-filtered, honest and hysterical champagne-fueled discussions about the things you would only divulge to your closest girlfriends. With no topic off limits, the hilariously unapologetic trio will talk about subjects ranging from social media, to personal vices, money, sex, relationships, and balance of power with guests including Ed Sheeran, Karamo Brown, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Robin Thicke and April Love Geary, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin Mchale and more. This girl gang will deliver moments that'll leave you laughing and feeling empowered.
BIG CAT TALES (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 10/29/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, October 2018) Jonathan and Angie Scott and Jackson Ole Looseyia return to Animal Planet in the much-anticipated all-new natural history series filmed in 4K, BIG CAT TALES, which premieres as a five-day television event beginning Monday, Oct. 29 at 8PM. BIG CAT TALES documents present-day prides and families of the lions, leopards and cheetahs of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Last seen on Animal Planet in the U.S. beginning in 1999, Jonathan Scott returns to the network with Angie and Jackson to take Animal Planet audiences on new journeys that will submerge them into the world of big cats, including the memorable Marsh Pride of lions, for a first-hand look as their families evolve, cubs grow and lives ebb and ?ow, bringing the mix of joy and excitement that make these big cats so irresistible.
DEGENERATES, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
N/A
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: HAPPILY EVER AFTER (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Lifetime's Real Love Tuesdays continues the love-fest with two new Married at First Sight spin-off series this Fall. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, the new eight episode series that follows a group of singles looking for love on an exotic island will premiere Tuesday, October 23 at 10pm ET/PT. The following week, Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, the new eight episode series that follows the lives of three happily married couples from past seasons of the franchise will premiere Tuesday, October 30 at 10pm ET/PT. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island moves to its regular 9pm ET/PT timeslot that day. Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After follows three couples from past seasons who have decided to stay married beyond the experiment, chronicling the daily milestones of married life - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Shawniece and Jephte from season six (Boston), and Ashley and Anthony from season five (Chicago), will be among the couples featured in the series.
MONSTER ENCOUNTERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, September 2018) Wildlife expert Casey Anderson is not afraid to get dangerously close to the largest and fiercest creatures on the planet. In Travel Channel's new series "Monster Encounters," premiering on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, his mission is to track down and document evidence of animals so large, or unusual, that they defy belief. Employing the latest technologies and his lifetime of wildlife experience, Anderson travels to remote corners of the earth in search of elusive creatures. Throughout the eight hour-long episodes, he leaves no stone unturned, collecting clues and connecting the dots until he gets up-close and personal with the beasts he seeks.
TELL ME A STORY (CBSAA)
· [series premiere - special night] · 10/31/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, August 2018) CBS All Access announced today its upcoming psychological thriller series, TELL ME A STORY, will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Following the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays. TELL ME A STORY's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The announcement was made by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access, at CBS' biannual Television Critics Association presentation. In addition, a sneak peek trailer for TELL ME A STORY was shown during the series' TCA panel which featured a conversation with executive producer Kevin Williamson and cast members Billy Magnussen (Nick), Dania Ramirez (Hannah), Danielle Campbell (Kayla), Dorian Missick (Sam) and Davi Santos (Gabe). TELL ME A STORY takes the world's most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. The cast of TELL ME A STORY includes James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.
HOMECOMING (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, September 2018) HOMECOMING is a mind-bending psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (creator of MR. ROBOT). Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives. Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, HOMECOMING is created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. The cast also includes Jeremy Allen White, Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, among others. HOMECOMING will debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video November 2, 2018.
BUYING IT BLIND (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, September 2018) Taking viewers on a home buying and renovation journey like never before, "Buying it Blind" features six couples at a purchasing breaking point. With their life savings on the line and neither side willing to compromise or commit to major decisions, these couples are willing to surrender total financial and creative control to a team of experts. Atlanta Real Estate Agent Anna Kilinski, visionary Contractor Jen Metzger and Designer to the stars Michel Smith Boyd step in to help these couples who are completely defeated by the home-buying process. After discussing their wants and needs, the experts set out to legally buy a home without the couple ever seeing it. Following the first shocking reveal, the experts execute a series of renovations to transform the property into the anxious couple's dream vision. The pressure is on as the experts create and implement custom design elements with the hopes of satisfying the new homeowners list of must-haves. With a deed in hand, will the high stakes process end in a dream house, or a house of horrors?
WATERGATE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, August 2018) HISTORY(R)'s definitive original documentary, "Watergate," from Academy Award(R)-winning director Charles Ferguson ("Inside Job"), will make its theatrical debut on Friday, October 12 in New York at Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center. The theatrical release of "Watergate" will follow premieres at the Telluride Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Following the theatrical release, "Watergate" will premiere on HISTORY on November 2 at 9pm ET/PT. The special six-hour, three-night event series chronicles one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics and features a roster of some of the most important media, legal and political figures from the scandal, including Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, John Dean, Jill Wine-Banks, Richard Ben-Veniste, and many others. The current political climate in the U.S. has triggered renewed interest in the Watergate scandal. The film explores many of the same issues being debated today on a national level, including executive privilege and the handling of Presidential misconduct.
TOO STUPID TO DIE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, October 2018) MTV, in conjunction with Gunpowder & Sky, today announced that its new stunt series "Too Stupid To Die" will premiere on Friday, November 2nd at 9:30PM ET/PT. The highly anticipated series, developed with Zach Holmes, the online sensation and daredevil who was banned by YouTube, will feature bizarre pranks, hilarious antics and outrageous stunts.
SWEET HOME (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, September 2018) When you think of upscale interior design, chances are Oklahoma City isn't the first place that comes to mind. "Sweet Home's" Jennifer Welch changed that mindset when she became the go-to choice for high-end, creative design vision. Her company, Jennifer Welch Designs, thrives on both her passion and the contributions of a young, dedicated team - Alex Hodges, Sarah Moll and Sabah Khan - as they transform lackluster homes and offices into breathtaking spaces. Wild antics aplenty, this series documents their creative process and the practical challenges they face with each project, ultimately resulting in breathtaking reveals for their clients. Beyond her success in business, Jennifer's "happily unmarried" relationship with ex-husband Josh Welch remains solid and her bond with quirky best friend Angie "Pumps" Sullivan keep everyone laughing.
MASTER OF ARMS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, October 2018) Over the course of history, skilled craftsmen helped shape the fate of mankind by constructing the most iconic weaponry known to man. Inspired by age-old traditions, Discovery Channel is gathering the best builders to battle it out in a head-to-head competition to re-create the armaments that have changed the course of history. MASTER OF ARMS premieres Friday, November 2 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery. Centuries ago, the greatest empires leaned on the backs of weapon craftsmen to create the blades, bows and ballistics that would win wars and alter history forever. Now, modern weapons smiths will put their technical knowledge and ingenuity to the test giving insight into age-old building techniques - and the traditions, methods and craftsmanship that define them. Each episode, three builders will face-off in two historical challenges that call upon era-specific weaponry, from the firearms of the frontier to the blades of the Vikings. But these aren't just quickly fabricated weapons - each tool will be heavily researched and crafted pieces of art.
PERFECT MOTHER, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/3/18 at 8:00 PM
CHRISTMAS JOY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/3/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2018) Hallmark Channel announces Danielle Panabaker ("The Flash") and Matt Long ("Timeless") are set to star in "Christmas Joy," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2018. "Christmas Joy" is part of the network's #1-rated program event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4. In "Christmas Joy," Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company's top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account's CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby's best friend back home in Crystal Falls, NC. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn't be worse, Joy immediately comes to her Aunt's bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrews (Long), son of Ruby's best friend Shirley. Joy also must navigate Ruby's stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town's legendary annual Cookie Crawl, a walking home tour where owners display holiday decorations and treat each other to Christmas cookies all while vying to win the prized Golden Wreath Award. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take her aunt's place as chair of the Cookie Crawl much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben's attempts to "co-captain," she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home for the holidays.
CHAD LOVES MICHELLE (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 11/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, September 2018) "Chad Loves Michelle," from Relevé Entertainment and InventTV, will feature an honest inside look at the path to marriage between Grammy award-winning singer Michelle Williams, one-third of chart-topping Destiny's Child, and Chad Johnson, sports chaplain to professional sports organizations. Having been together for a year and never in the same city for more than seven days, the newly engaged couple is turning to intensive pre-marital counseling to help prepare them for life together as husband and wife. Both are relocating to Los Angeles from different cities in the months leading up to their wedding, but not to the same bedroom. Guided by their faith and unwavering values, the couple has vowed to consummate the relationship only after they are wed. Each episode will feature real issues the couple is tackling in their everyday lives, including Michelle's high-profile battle with mental health issues, and the lessons they learn from the pre-marital counseling sessions that bond them stronger together.
MURDER IN THE FAMILY WITH GERALDO RIVERA (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, July 2018) Geraldo Rivera dives deep into some of the darkest hours in a celebrity's life when they lose a family member to murder or had a family member commit the ultimate crime. Most people gaze upon a celebrity and see talent, privilege and material success but the real lives of celebrities are often complicated with heartbreaking misfortunes lurking in the shadows. Hour-long episodes show the real stories behind the tragedies that befell Jennifer Hudson, Dylan McDermott, Kelsey Grammer, Donatella Versace, Woody Harrelson and Dave Navarro with a look at the shocking crime, the investigation, the trials and the aftermath that resulted from the life changing loss. Murder in the Family with Geraldo Rivera is produced by Treadmill Productions in association with EarthTouch, USA.
SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, October 2018) SHOWTIME has announced the airdate for its upcoming docu-series SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE, with the first episode premiering on Saturday, November 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME on-air, streaming and on demand. The remaining two episodes will continue at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, November 10 and Saturday, November 17. Narrated by acclaimed sports journalist and commentator Jemele Hill, the three-part documentary series is a powerful inside look at the changing role of NBA athletes through the lens of our shifting cultural and political environment. Hill is among one of the many luminaries featured in the documentary that includes former NBA players, executives, sports journalists and pop-culture icons. SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE is directed by Gotham Chopra and executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Chopra.
AXIOS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 11/4/18 at 6:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 6:30 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, October 2018) AXIOS, a four-part limited documentary series of news-oriented specials from HBO Documentary Films and the groundbreaking new media company of the same name, debuts SUNDAY, NOV. 4 (6:30-7:00 p.m. ET/PT), two days before the midterm elections, followed by other editions subsequent Sundays at the same time. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. Directed and produced by Emmy(R) winner Matthew O'Neill (HBO's "Baghdad ER") and Perri Peltz (HBO's "Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr."), the show will highlight the week ahead in politics, business and technology - and the topics shaping the future. Each edition of AXIOS will feature coverage of a timely big issue, followed by documentary shorts, illuminating interviews with major newsmakers and trustworthy insights delivered with Axios' signature "Smart Brevity" in a succinct, shareable format.
ROAD TO CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
PSYCHO PROM QUEEN (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/18 at 8:00 PM
MARRYING FATHER CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 11/4/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, October 2018) Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge kicks off the season with a face-off between five talented chefs who must create mind-blowing Thanksgiving dishes. Host Giada De Laurentiis puts these competitors to the test, challenging them to prepare the most delicious and innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts to ever hit a dining room table. Judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni determine which chef heads into the holiday with the $25,000 grand prize and bragging rights. The three-episode series premieres Sunday, November 4th at 9pm and the winner will be named on Sunday, November 18th at 9pm. Viewers wanting more can visit FoodNetwork.com/UltimateThanksgivingChallenge and join the conversation on social using #UltimateThanksgivingChallenge.
MAMA MEDIUM (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, October 2018) TLC summons viewers to tune into its new series MAMA MEDIUM, a psychic experience unlike any other, featuring Jennie Marie, a doting wife and mother with a larger-than-life personality, who is gifted with the extraordinary ability to talk to the dead. Not only is she a medium, psychic, and fourth generation clairvoyant, but she also has an uncanny gift of connecting with people who are otherwise incapable of communicating for themselves. MAMA MEDIUM premieres Monday, November 5 at 9/8c, immediately following a brand-new episode of LONG ISLAND MEDIUM. Throughout the series, Jennie Marie bridges the gap for people who are desperate to communicate with their loved ones, whether they've transitioned to the afterlife or suffered a life-altering incident. Every episode will showcase several readings, offering viewers a first-hand look at Jennie Marie's unique ability to connect with people on a deeper, more spiritual level.
WILD ANDES, THE (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, October 2018) For more than three years, filmmaker Christian Baumeister and his intrepid team braved volcanic peaks, caustic lagoons, dense tropical forests and lightning-strewn salt flats to capture the remarkable diversity of life and landscape found in the Andes Mountains. Traveling to six countries and covering more than 20,000 miles by off-road vehicle, they faced extreme challenges as they ventured to seldom explored locations in search of some of the world's rarest creatures. THE WILD ANDES showcases this spectacular region and its animal inhabitants in striking detail with a new three-part series, premiering Wednesday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
CLIQUE (POP)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 11/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, August 2018) CLIQUE, a six-part seductive drama from the creators of the British TV hit "Skins," comes to Pop TV this fall. Premiering with a two-hour television event on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM, ET/PT, this new binge-worthy drama follows childhood best friends Georgia (Aisling Franciosi, "Game of Thrones") and Holly (Synnove Karlsen, "Medici: The Magnificent") as they embark on the so-called best years of their lives at a university. They are quickly drawn into an alluring world of lavish parties and an elite clique of alpha girls, who intern at a corporation led by their economics professor, Jude (Louise Brearley, "Sherlock"). But after witnessing an underbelly of drug use, sex, betrayal, violence and self-harm, Holly suspects a darkness lurking behind the corrupt corporation and must work to figure out its mysteries without encountering deadly consequences. All six episodes of CLIQUE will launch on the "Pop Now" app for Apple, Android and Roku immediately following episode two on Pop TV.
CRY, THE (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 11/8/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, October 2018) Sundance Now, AMC Networks' direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high-quality dramas and crime thrillers, announced today that "The Cry" starring Jenna Coleman ("Victoria," "Doctor Who") and Ewen Leslie ("Top of the Lake: China Girl") will begin streaming on the service in the U.S. and Canada starting Thursday, November 8th. The drama launched on BBC1 in the U.K on September 30 to rave reviews and became the most watched program in its timeslot and the second biggest new drama launch of the year on all platforms. The powerful, psychological thriller chronicles the collapse of a relationship between two young parents in the aftermath of a tragedy, and explores the myths and truths of motherhood, marriage, and post-partum depression. "I'm so proud to bring 'The Cry' to the U.S. on Sundance Now. Under the forensic pulse of the incredible Glendyn Ivan, we hope to take audiences on an unexpected journey that will stifle, surprise and in true psychological thriller form, keep audiences guessing right until the very end," said Jenna Coleman. The series is based on the best-selling novel by Helen FitzGerald and follows Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie) -- young parents who travel from Scotland to a small town in Australia to visit family and fight for custody of Alistair's daughter, Chloe (Markella Kavenagh), against his Australian ex-wife, Alexandra (Asher Keddie). Joanna (Coleman) is already struggling with being a first-time mom and soon after their arrival, find themselves at the center of an unthinkable tragedy, as their newborn son Noah goes missing.
MEDAL OF HONOR (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Netflix's gripping and intimate original docuseries, Medal of Honor, celebrates eight recipients of the military's highest award for valor - bestowed upon fewer than 3,600 Americans since President Abraham Lincoln signed it into law in 1861. Family members and brothers-in-arms recall the extraordinary odds faced by the servicemen, and through intense recreations and archival footage, viewers get inside their minds to uncover how they handled what many have described as "the worst day of their lives."
WESTSIDE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Westside offers an unscripted and deeply personal glimpse into the journeys of nine young L.A.-based musicians as they follow their dreams. Each episode sheds light on their creative processes and personal struggles, interspersing cinema verité-style documentary footage with beautifully produced music videos featuring original songs. Cameras capture the nine musicians as they develop an ensemble performance for a potential live showcase at an L.A. nightclub, but also follow each of them in their daily routine of multiple jobs, dwindling bank accounts and long-distance love. Throughout the season, viewers watch as one cast member get married, while others end relationships, confront substance abuse and come to terms with complicated childhoods. Despite their varied backgrounds, all of the musicians have big dreams - and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make them come true.
HOLIDAY COOKIE BUILDS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, October 2018) Salt Lake City-based friends and baking experts Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall transform their clients' wildest requests into edible masterpieces for the holidays, in the new series Holiday Cookie Builds, premiering Friday, November 9th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Cooking Channel. Over six half-hour episodes, Alisha and Brenda dream up incredible cookie designs, and with the help of their Gingerbread Dream Team of amazing bakers and even a carpenter, create decadent treats in time for their clients' events. Other edible creations this season include a five-foot-tall nutcracker, a life-sized turkey, a replica of Salt Lake City's famous clock tower, and a motorized basketball-themed Santa Claus cookie complete with fruit-flavored basketball cake pops.
IT'S CHRISTMAS, EVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/10/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2018) Hallmark Channel announces music icon LeAnn Rimes will star in the network's original movie, "It's Christmas, Eve," which premieres this holiday season as part of the most watched holiday program event on television, the eight-week holiday extravaganza, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is the #1-rated program event on television and Hallmark Channel is the #1-rated TV network in all of Q4. In addition to starring, Rimes has also written three songs for the film, two of which she performs in the movie: the title song, "It's Christmas Eve" and "You And Me And Christmas." In "It's Christmas, Eve," Rimes plays Eve Morgan, an interim school superintendent whose job it is to travel from city to city turning broken schools around. One day, Morgan is surprised to find she's been assigned to a high school in her hometown. In a "meet cute" moment, Eve meets Liam Bailey (Tyler Hynes), single dad of Abby Bailey (Eden Summer Gilmore), and head of a music department that is in the red and under the gun to miraculously turn around or be shut down. Music is close to Eve's heart; her late father was a jazz musician who taught her how to play music and sing. So raw is her dad's passing that Eve hasn't performed in a very long time. Now, the interim school superintendent predisposed to saying no may be persuaded to say yes to save the dreams of many while learning to live her own.
SORORITY STALKER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/10/18 at 8:00 PM
SEDUCED BY MY NEIGHBOR (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/18 at 8:00 PM
CHRISTMAS IN LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
SALLY4EVER (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 11/11/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, October 2018) SALLY4EVER: The story of a love affair that quickly spirals out of control, this seven-episode series explores love and sex in today's confused, obsessive and gender-fluid world. The show follows Sally (Catherine Shepherd), who is about to marry David (Alex Macqueen), her nebbish boyfriend of ten years, when she encounters the charismatic Emma (Julia Davis). The two fall into a romantic relationship, but what starts out as an exciting and sexy fling takes an unexpected turn when Emma reveals herself to be a nightmare. Produced for HBO and Sky Atlantic by Hush Ho and Various Artists Ltd.; created by Julia Davis; executive produced by Julia Davis, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong and Phil Clarke. Debuts Nov. 11.
CHINA FROM ABOVE (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 11/12/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, October 2018) A country of staggering contrasts, China is home to the world's highest mountains, arid deserts, bustling megacities, the ruins of ancient civilizations and the source of Asia's biggest rivers. Now, a new four-part series from Smithsonian Channel reveals the secrets and patterns of life in traditional and modern China in stunning ultra-high definition, portraying 40 locations across all four corners of the country. Through a combination of innovative aerial photography and on-the-ground human stories, CHINA FROM ABOVE showcases this breathtaking nation like never before and reveals a country that has long fascinated and mystified. CHINA FROM ABOVE premieres Monday, November 12 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. CHINA FROM ABOVE begins with a look at the religious traditions of the country, as well as its greatest man-made wonders. From the majestic 13,000-mile long Great Wall to the famous Hanging Temple of Shanxi Province and a generations-old horse race across the Zhaosu grasslands, viewers will get a front-row seat to the country's rich history. The series goes on to reveal how modern China lives, eats, works and plays - best evidenced by the megacity of Shanghai. Surveying this enormous nation, CHINA FROM ABOVE offers a greater understanding of the country's rapid industrialization, how that very progress impacts the planet and the pursuit of ecofriendly solutions from giant wind farms to solar parks. CHINA FROM ABOVE utilizes helicopters, drones and five different directors in the field to bring audiences a uniquely comprehensive look at this powerhouse of Eastern culture.
DEADLY SILENCE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, August 2018) DEADLY SILENCE follows the baffling murder mysteries where it's not just one person who's hiding something - it's everybody. From closed communities and secretive organizations, to religious groups and tight-knit families, this series unravels the cases where police don't just have to crack the case, they need to penetrate a wall of silence too.
REAL COUNTRY (USA)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2018) USA Network announced today that its new music showcase series REAL COUNTRY has added country stars Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd and Big & Rich as celebrity guests. The network also announced a special appearance by the beloved country icon Willie Nelson, and set Graham Bunn - most recently from Southern California's #1 country station, Go Country 105 - as host. Each episode will feature one of the special celebrity guests alongside REAL COUNTRY's permanent panel of artists - five-time GRAMMY Award(R)-winning trailblazer Shania Twain, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jake Owen and GRAMMY Award(R)-winning music legend Travis Tritt. From Wilshire Studios, the eight-part series will premiere Tuesday, November 13 at 10/9c, and has Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin set to executive produce. Additional celebrity guests will be announced soon. In each hour-long episode, Twain, Owen and Tritt will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs and themes of country music. The best artists from each showcase will perform in a two-hour grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music's next breakout acts.
ORIGIN (YOUTUBE)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from YouTube's press release, October 2018) From Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television comes the highly anticipated YouTube Originals series ORIGIN, an intergalactic space thriller starring Tom Felton [Harry Potter film franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes] and Natalia Tena [Harry Potter film franchise, Game of Thrones]. The trailer debuted today at a featured ORIGIN panel at New York Comic-Con attended by series creators and stars and moderated by People Magazine's Breanne Heldman. The 10-episode series, from director Paul W.S. Anderson and the producers of The Crown and Lost, follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land. Now they must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be. The cast features an international roster of talent including Tom Felton, Natalia Tena, Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Nina Wadia, Madalyn Horcher, Siobahn Cullen, Adelayo Adedayo and Wil Coban.
BISEXUAL, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Channel 4's press release, February 2018) Fresh from winning the Grand Jury prize at Sundance, Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan writes, directs and stars in The Bisexual, a painfully funny comedy series that explores the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself doing both. BAFTA-nominated Maxine Peake (Red Riding, Three Girls, Funny Cow) and Brian Gleeson (Hellboy, Phantom Thread, Stonemouth) will star alongside acclaimed screenwriter, director and actress Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Appropriate Behaviour) in her first television project The Bisexual, a 6-part comedy-drama for Channel 4 in association with Hulu in the US. The series is produced by Hootenanny and the creative team behind BAFTA-nominated Flowers. The cast also includes Eva Birthistle (The Last Kingdom, Brooklyn), John Dagliesh (Justice League, Sunny Afternoon, The Monuments Men), Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth, Yardie), Niamh Algar (The Virtues) and newcomers Saskia Chana and Michelle Guillot. The Bisexual explores the comedic, awkward, nuances of sex, relationships and identity and is penned by Akhavan and co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele, creators of the acclaimed Appropriate Behavior and Grand Jury Prize-winning The Miseducation of Cameron Post (starring Chloe Moretz and Sasha Lane).
GYMKHANA FILES, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2017) Amazon today announced it has greenlit The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original Unscripted Series featuring famed motorsports star and entrepreneur Ken Block and the making of Gymkhana 10, the recently-announced tenth installment of his award-winning, record-breaking Gymkhana Film series. The eight-episode series will be an exclusive look behind the filming, the struggles and the personalities that go into making of one of the biggest viral campaigns of all time, along with the untold stories and never-before-seen footage from Block's previous nine films. Block is a professional rally driver with Hoonigan Racing Division, is one of the co-founders of Hoonigan and Hoonigan Media Machine, and was also one of the co-founders of DC Shoes. His Gymkhana series has amassed over 500 million views, was named as one of the "Top 10 Viral Video Advertisements of All Time" by AdAge and has won awards including One Show Interactive Gold Pencils, Streamys and Webbys.
KOMINSKY METHOD, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award(R) Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life's inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is an 8-episode, half-hour single camera show created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre.
SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the '80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson's unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/17/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2018) Hallmark Channel announces country music sensation and 2018 Daytime Emmy(R) Award nominee Kellie Pickler ("Pickler & Ben") is set to star in the network's original holiday film, "Christmas At Graceland," which begins production July 9. The film will shoot on location at the historic home of the late legend, the one and only King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The holiday film is filled with music made famous by Elvis, America's first rock and roll superstar and one of the most important cultural forces in history. "Christmas At Graceland" is part of the network's #1-rated program event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of 4th Quarter. In "Christmas At Graceland," Laurel (Pickler), a Chicago-based business executive travels to Memphis to secure one of the city's oldest family-owned banks. While in Memphis, Laurel reunites with an old flame Clay, a local music promoter with loftier aspirations. Though Laurel tries to keep her eye on the prize of the business acquisition, Clay is very persuasive reminding her of the days when they were a performing duo on the brink of stardom. Now Laurel's focus turns to the home of the Blues and dreams of making music again.
JONESTOWN: TERROR IN THE JUNGLE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2018) Airing in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre that claimed the lives of more than 900 people, the two-night special event paints a picture of Jim Jones' transformation from charismatic preacher and champion of civil rights into egomaniacal demagogue who led the biggest mass suicide in American history. Based on the best-selling book by investigative journalist Jeff Guinn, and featuring archival footage - including secret FBI and CIA recordings, unreleased photographs and previously classified documents - "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" will attempt to answer the questions how? and why? The definitive account also includes new interviews with survivors and Jones family members.
GODWINK CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/17/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, October 2017) From Executive Producers Kathie Lee Gifford and SQuire Rushnell Based on the book by SQuire Rushnell; This is about true stories demonstrating that God communicates with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. As you read the riveting accounts of everyday and famous people, you will begin to recognize that God winks in your own life, both past and present. Through these tangible signposts from God, we receive personalized messages that reassure us, stop us from worrying, chart our path in life, and help us keep the faith.
MINGLE ALL THE WAY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2018) As the ongoing clashes between the Trump administration, the Department of Justice and the FBI continue to make headlines, SHOWTIME will premiere a new documentary series from Oscar and Emmy award-winning director Alex Gibney. ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI (working title) will provide an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI. The four-part documentary series will premiere its first installment on SHOWTIME on Sunday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner's book, ENEMIES: A HISTORY OF THE FBI, the series presents the long, complex history of presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI's job to enforce it. Yet, this history also reveals the abuse of power is not only reserved for elected politicians. Men of zeal within the bureau, too, have abused their power. ENEMIES tells the story of the epic confrontations between the President and the FBI. From Nixon and Hoover to Trump and Comey, each battle illuminates a different facet of our democracy and the rule of law. Using the present as a prism, we look back to see which lessons held up, which didn't and how the current investigation of the Trump administration might turn out. The series will include intimate interviews with current and former officials, including those who were present for these moments in history, as well as interviews with journalists who broke the stories. Additionally, ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI will feature rare archival video, audio and photographs juxtaposed with short, stylized reconstructed scenes that will place viewers in the room during some of these momentous historical events.
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, October 2018) MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: Filmed in Italian, this eight-episode series is based on the bestselling book of the same name, the first of the quadrilogy by Elena Ferrante published in the US by Europa Editions. When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story covers more than 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and - in a way - her best friend, and her worst enemy. An HBO-RAI Fiction and TIMVISION series; a Wildside-Fandango Production; produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango, in collaboration with Rai Fiction, TIMVISION and HBO Entertainment and in co-productiuon with Umedia. All episodes directed by Saverio Costanzo; story and screenplays by Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. Paolo Sorrentino and Jennifer Schuur are the executive producers. Debuts Nov. 18.
RETURN TO CHRISTMAS CREEK (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
IMPEACHMENT OF BILL CLINTON, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, September 2018) Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton, A&E Network will premiere the comprehensive six-part documentary series "The Impeachment of Bill Clinton" (w.t.) from Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R)-winning producer Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions and Emmy(R)-winning director Blair Foster. Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with exclusive new interviews, the series examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting influence and reverberations on our country. Exploring broader topics including media, feminism, politics and power, the documentary investigates the history leading up to the impeachment trial and chronicles the role each of these forces played in this story of sex, power, money, lies and ideological warfare. Beginning Sunday, November 18 from 9-11pm ET/PT, the limited documentary event unfolds over three consecutive nights and traces the twisted, intertwined series of events that led to the impeachment trial that set the nation on the path towards a more staunchly partisan political system. The series features arresting archival footage as well as comprehensive interviews with the people closest to the events including a timely, in-depth reflection on the topic with Monica Lewinsky.
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2018) SHOWTIME has announced that it will premiere season six of its hit drama series RAY DONOVAN on Sunday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The network also announced the premiere date for the new limited series ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA on Sunday, November 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. RAY DONOVAN stars multiple Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe winning role. Directed and executive produced by Emmy winner Ben Stiller, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is an eight-hour limited series starring Academy Award(R) winners Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano. The announcement was made today at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is based on the stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 which spawned a statewide manhunt for two convicted murderers, aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who carried on months-long affairs with both men. Del Toro plays convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette plays Tilly Mitchell, a working class wife and mother who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both men, ultimately agreeing to hide hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to help them get out. Dano plays David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who may have genuine feelings for Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt's plot. The cast also features Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Bonnie Hunt, acclaimed actor Eric Lange and Emmy nominee David Morse. Produced by SHOWTIME, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is written and executive produced by Brett Johnson (Mad Men) and Oscar nominee Michael Tolkin (The Player), who met while working as writers on RAY DONOVAN. In addition to Stiller, Johnson and Tolkin, Bryan Zuriff (Steve Jobs, RAY DONOVAN), three-time Academy Award nominee Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Fifty Shades of Grey) via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions serve as executive producers.
CHRISTMAS ON HONEYSUCKLE LANE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/19/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, THE (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 11/19/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, August 2018) AMC today announced "The Little Drummer Girl," will premiere in the U.S. as a must-watch, three-night television event with a two-hour episode on November 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additional two-hour episodes will air on consecutive nights at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on November 20 and November 21. Based on John le Carré's best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name, "The Little Drummer Girl" is a six-part miniseries starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)Award-winner Alexander Skarsgård ("Big Little Lies") as Becker, twice Academy Award-nominated and Tony-nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) as Kurtz and BAFTA-nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie. Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; "The Little Drummer Girl" weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. "The Little Drummer Girl," which hails from the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series "The Night Manager," marks the television debut of visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) and was filmed at locations including the streets of London and Prague and architectural phenomena such as the Acropolis in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon in Greece's Attica Peninsula.
HOPE AT CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/20/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
BROTHERS IN ARMS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2018) With almost twenty years of military and law enforcement experience between them, Rocco Vargas and Eli Cuevas are about to combine their talents and embark on a new adventure. Vargas and Cuevas are the new owners of Banditos Armory in the historic town of Ogden, UT. Their goal is simple, to take their expertise and passion and become the best one-stop shop for all things military. From fixing and testing a Cold War Russian tank, one of only a few in America, to solving the mystery of an unidentified Japanese WW2 contraption that Allied troops had never seen before - and didn't know how to fire. There's little that the team at Banditos won't do to investigate, restore, build, and test the most innovative, iconic machines in military history. No challenge or question is too big for Vargas and Cuevas, whether they're working with military historians and veterans, opening their door to inquiries from avid customers, or even seeking answers to burning questions of their own.
CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
MY CHRISTMAS INN (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) With the holiday season in full swing, Jen Taylor (Tia Mowry-Hardict) is about to score a big promotion at the San Francisco ad agency where she works. But her life is unexpectedly turned upside down when she inherits a cozy inn in Alaska from her aunt. When she goes to inspect the property and meets handsome town attorney Steve Anderson (Rob Mayes), she's surprised to find that nothing is what she expected. The small town community is full of fun and festive Christmas traditions and soon, Jen starts wondering if the inn might just be the place she belongs, and if Steve could be the Mr. Right she has been waiting for. My Christmas Inn is produced by HYBRID, LLC.
QUEEN AMERICA (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook Watch's press release, May 2018) "Queen America," a new scripted series starring multi-award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, has been given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order by Facebook's new video platform Facebook Watch. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Queen America" is a dark comedy about Vicki Ellis, the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone who hopes Vicki can mold her into worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner. But when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki's entire reputation might be at stake.
CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Flower shop owner Poppy (Nicky Whelan), enters the annual holiday floral show for a chance to win the grand prize but standing in her way of victory is Garrett (Miles Fisher), the underappreciated protégé of florist extraordinaire, Blair (Daphne Zuniga). While Poppy and Garrett's rivalry heats up on the flower show floor, an undeniable romance begins amidst a whimsical holiday backdrop. A Christmas Arrangement is produced by Off Camera Entertainment.
CHRISTMAS CONTRACT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) It's Jolie's (Hilarie Burton) first time going back home to Louisiana since her devastating break up with Foster (Hunter Burke). Seeing him is inevitable as their parents run the town's annual Christmas Market together, but when she discovers Foster is bringing home a new girlfriend, Jolie cannot bear the thought of going home alone and seeing them together. Her best friend Naomi (Danneel Ackles) suggests that Jolie bring her flaky brother, Jack (Robert Buckley), home for Christmas as he has no plans this year. Jolie, a professional web designer, is hesitant; so, Naomi, a lawyer, creates a Christmas contract to give them both something they want - a buffer for those awkward moments around Jolie's ex and a website to help sell Jack's upcoming novel. Unbeknownst to them, the Christmas contract proves to be so much more than what they signed up for. The Christmas Contract is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Monika Mitchell serves as director with a script by Cassie Doyle.
CHRISTMAS AT GRAND VALLEY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) It's just weeks before Christmas when Ellie (Bethany Joy Lenz) gets a call to return home to help her father (John Schneider) on the family's poinsettia farm. The family business is on the line to deliver tens of thousands of plants for the town's annual parade. The problem is - the poinsettias have yet to turn red! As Ellie searches for the solution, she is reminded of where her heart truly lies as she falls in love with both her roots and a local botanist (Marcus Rosner). Poinsettias for Christmas is produced by Annuit Coeptis Entertainment, Inc. Christie Will Wolf directed from a script written by Barbara Kymlicka.
MY WINDFALL DREAM HOME (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2018) The new series My Windfall Dream Home features designer David Bromstad, star of HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home, as he helps clients who receive surprise cash windfalls find their new dream home. Whether from a bonus at work, a lucky day at the casino or an inheritance from a family member, the unexpected winnings allow these homebuyers to invest their new wealth into an ideal property.
EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Recently separated parents Tracie (Schuyler Fisk) and Rick (David Clayton Rogers), spend every other holiday with their young daughters Harper and Ava. But this Christmas, the girls have only one thing on their wish lists - to spend Christmas with both Mom and Dad at Tracie's family farmhouse. The temporary reunion will be no walk in the park for Tracie and Rick, but perhaps this Christmas gathering can help rekindle the lost romance between the two and make their daughters' greatest wish come true. Every Other Holiday also stars Dee Wallace, Glenn Morshower, Abby James Witherspoon and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
EVERY DAY IS CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol," shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who "humbugs" love, Alexis ends up embracing the spirit of Christmas when her past, present, and future collide, forcing her to risk the one thing money can't buy: her heart. Every Day is Christmas is produced by Brightlight Pictures. Kevin Leslie is producer. Toni Braxton, Craig Baumgarten, Kenneth Crear, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring, and Jonathan Shore executive produce. David Weaver directs from a script by Karen Schaler.
CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel announces a veteran, all-star cast for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "Christmas Everlasting," based on New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick's novel, The Second Sister. Headlining "Christmas Everlasting" is Tatyana Ali ("Fly," "The Young & The Restless"), Daytime Emmy(R) nominee Dondre T. Whitfield ("Queen Sugar," "All My Children"), Golden Globe Awards(R) nominee Dennis Haysbert ("Reverie," "Far From Heaven"), and Emmy(R) Award nominee and recording legend Patti LaBelle ("Patti LaBelle's Place," soundtrack "License to Kill"). "Christmas Everlasting," now shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, will premiere Thanksgiving Weekend. "Christmas Everlasting" is the 262nd installment of the fabled Hallmark Hall of Fame, still the longest-running and most award-winning series on television. In "Christmas Everlasting," Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York's top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when her older sister with special needs, Alice, passes away unexpectedly, Lucy returns to Nilson's Bay, WI, to attend her sister's funeral and settle her estate. Lucy is not happy about returning to her small, close-knit hometown, where she is reminded of choices she made in the past. Once back in Nilson's Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice's former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice's eccentric will which states that for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days, which means being home for Christmas for the first time in a decade. Lucy begins her "sentence" believing she will be counting the days until she can leave; but soon, opportunities for relationships with Alice's friends arise and Lucy is overwhelmed by the town's adoration of her older sister. Grief and isolation will be moved to a back burner as the second sister is propelled toward a future filled with love and hope.
CHRISTMAS HARMONY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Soft-spoken Harmony (Kelley Jakle), is used to living in the shadow of her pop star boyfriend, but when he breaks up with her right before the holiday season, she returns to her quaint hometown to discover the heart and music that her big city life has been missing. A Christmas Harmony also stars Chandra Wilson, Adam Mayfield, Sally Struthers and is produced by June Street Studios.
JINGLE BELLE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Every year, Isabelle (Tatyana Ali) and her high school sweetheart Mike (Cornelius Smith Jr.), rocked their small town's annual Christmas Eve Pageant with a sweet Christmas duet. But after graduation, Isabelle left to study at Juillard in New York - leaving Mike behind. Years later, when Isabelle returns to her hometown to write music for the annual Christmas Eve Pageant, she is shocked to learn that Mike is the one directing the show. Can Isabelle and Mike put the past behind them and reunite on stage for another show-stopping duet? Jingle Belle is produced by Hybrid, LLC.
SHOE ADDICT'S CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, October 2018) The best gingerbread artists in the country must create the most incredible, edible gingerbread masterpieces on new series Holiday Gingerbread Showdown, premiering Sunday, November 25th at 10pm ET/PT. Over four episodes, host Marcela Valladolid tests the skills of nine gingerbread artists in holiday-themed challenges. Judges Kerry Vincent, Molly Yeh and Adam Young determine the winner of each episode that advances to the grand finale where they will square off in the ultimate showdown. But it's not all gumdrops and candy canes as the clock is ticking on dreams of the $25,000 prize. Only one will be crowned Best Gingerbread Artistand be featured in Food Network Magazine. Follow #GingerbreadShowdown for the latest baking hacks for a holiday spread that's both creative and classic, and go to FoodNetwork.com/HolidayGingerbreadShowdown for a complete guide on all things gingerbread, including unforgettable cookies, houses, loaves and more.
TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS, THE (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Freeform's press release, July 2018) Freeform announced today that production began Monday on their third original holiday film, "The Truth About Christmas," from MarVista Entertainment. The movie will premiere during Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas" annual programming event. "The Truth About Christmas" joins previously announced holiday originals "Life Size 2," starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa, and "No Sleep 'Til Christmas" with Dave and Odette Annable. Kali Hawk ("New Girl") stars as Jillian, a successful political consultant, confident in her ability to put a spin on anything whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend, George (Damon Dayoub, Freeform's "Stitchers"). On the way to meet George's family for the first time during the holidays, an unusual confrontation with a toy store Santa results in a drastic change in Jillian where she can't stop herself from wildly spilling the truth. Ali Ghandour (Freeform's "Alone Together") costars as George's brother Blake, who believes you should always be true to yourself but thinks Jillian just might be losing it. Jillian must find a way to make it stop before her holidays, her job and her relationship are ruined.
CHRISTMAS PERFECTION (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) As a kid, Darcy (Caitlin Thompson) had no control over her family's holidays and thus, has grown up to be a Christmas control freak - so much so that she loses sight of what the holidays actually mean. Suddenly, she finds herself magically transported into her idea of the perfect Christmas Village and learns that "perfection" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Christmas Perfection also stars James Henri-Thomas, Robbie Silverman and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
DIRTY JOHN (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, October 2018) Bravo Media's seductive scripted anthology "Dirty John," starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, premieres on Sunday, November 25 at 10pm ET/PT. Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast with over 30 million downloads from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, the series tells the cautionary tale of how a whirlwind romance between Debra Newell (Britton) and the charismatic con-man John Meehan (Bana) spiraled into a frightening web of deception, denial and mental terror that nearly tore a family apart. Created by Alexandra Cunningham and directed by Jeffrey Reiner, the eight hour-long episodes are produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP), in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.
HOUSE HUNTERS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2018) In a unique twist on HGTV's hit series House Hunters, House Hunters: Home for the Holidays features heartwarming stories of families searching for a new place to celebrate a most wonderful time of the year.
DEVIL NEXT DOOR, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, October 2018) A&E Network's new, six-part original docu-series "The Devil Next Door" will provide a voice to the former members of the deeply secretive North Carolina-based Word of Faith Fellowship Church as they open up about the shocking abuse they alleged to have endured at the hands of the Church. In addition, the new series will also chronicle their tireless efforts to convince loved ones still inside it's time to break free by banding together through community outreach forums, enlisting the help of the local media and working alongside the federal government. "The Devil Next Door" premieres on Tuesday, November 27 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
KENTUCKY AYAHUASCA (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, October 2018) VICELAND has announced the premiere dates for a new series -- a deep dive into homegrown shamanism in Kentucky Ayahuasca. As best-selling books (like Michael Pollan's "How To Change Your Mind") bring the subject of psychedelics and their healing potential into the mainstream conversation, VICELAND premieres the new docuseries Kentucky Ayahuasca on Wednesday, November 28th at 10:00 PM. For centuries, indigenous cultures of the Amazon have brewed the plant-based medicine known as Ayahuasca, a strong entheogenic tea with hallucinogenic properties that many believe can help address every manner of trauma and illness stored in the body and mind, allowing the individual to heal and recover in a vastly accelerated way not typically seen with conventional forms of therapy. The show follows Steve Hupp, a former serial bank robber whose life was changed when a robbery went wrong and he found himself sharing a prison cell with a Peruvian shaman named Guadalupe who upon release, introduced him to the healing potential of Ayahuasca. Now, Hupp and his family have opened a retreat deep in the Bible Belt of Kentucky, attracting people from far and wide seeking enlightenment, salvation or healing from any number of afflictions from depression and PTSD, to recovery from emotional or physical abuse and addictions of all kinds. Hupp and his family guide them through ceremonies and their experiences with the medicine, to help them find the healing and answers that they've yet to find.
KNIGHT FIGHT (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2018) Live by the sword, die by the sword: knights were some of history's most brutal warriors. With armor of steel and a will of iron, they took part in some of the bloodiest battles ever fought. These warriors were so dedicated that between bloody battles, they would challenge one another to extreme trials of combat. Today, the blood sport lives on in the form of the full-contact Armored Combat League - often referred to as "Medieval MMA" or "Knight Fight Club". Rooted in historical traditions, these modern-day warriors battle in over eighty pounds of plated armor with real steel weapons. Now, for the first time, these modern knights are set to wage war in this eight-episode series. Each episode will feature six fighters who will customize era-specific armor and weaponry and engage in a series of full-contact battles to see who has the skill and the strength to win the ultimate Knight Fight.
1983 (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) 1983, a gripping and fast-paced conspiracy thriller, directed by four prominent Polish directors Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas, Agnieszka Holland and Agnieszka Smoczynska, tells the story of a dystopian world where the Iron Curtain never fell and Poland is the center of the universe shaping the future of the entire world. Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 that halted the course of Poland's liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student Kajetan (Maciej Musial) and a disgraced police investigator Anatol (Robert Wieckiewicz) stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state. Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation - and the world. What these two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret. The series include Michalina Olszanska, Zofia Wichlacz, Andrzej Chyra and Krzysztof Wach in striking major roles. Other outstanding Polish talent such as Ewa Blaszczyk, Edyta Olszówka, Patrycja Volny, Agnieszka Zulewska, Wojciech Kalarus, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz also appear in the series.
BABY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Baby is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman high schoolers. Loosely inspired by a true story, the baby squillo scandal, the series follows a group of Parioli teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures, and shared secrets.
VERY NUTTY CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Hard-working bakery owner Kate Holiday (Melissa Joan Hart), has more cookie orders than she has time to fill this holiday season, and when her boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her, any shred of Christmas joy she was hanging onto, immediately disappears. After Kate hangs the last ornament on the tree and goes to bed, she awakens the next morning to a little bit of Christmas magic. She gets the surprise of her life when Chip (Barry Watson), a handsome soldier who may or may not be the Nutcracker Prince from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, appears in her living room. A Very Nutty Christmas is produced by Hartbreak Films. Paula Hart and Melissa Joan Hart executive produce. Colin Theys serves as director with a script written by Juliet and Keith Giglio.
TWIST OF CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) In the frenzy before Christmas, two single parents - busy working mom Abby (Vanessa Lachey) and her son, and overwhelmed lawyer Ryan (Brendon Zub) and his daughter, accidentally mix up their toys at a crowded department store. As a result, both of their Christmases appear to be ruined. Although the two can't stand each other, the only way to get things back on track is to help each other salvage their holiday plans - not realizing they're falling for each other in the process. A Twist of Christmas is produced by Lighthouse Pictures. Jamie Goehring, Shawn Williamson and Nancy Bennett executive produce. David Winning serves as director with a script written by Brian Sawyer and Gregg Rossen.
CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: LETTERS TO SANTA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) When Heather, a local theater director, and Bobby run into each other upon his return home after leaving for the Navy years prior, they quickly realize that their mutual childhood crush might lead to an unexpected romance. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, Love for Christmas stars Shantel Vansanten, Rob Mayes, Nikki Deloach, Mark Famiglietti, Alex Peters, Peter Holden, Matt Corboy, Maxim Knight and Orson Bean.
CHRISTMAS PACT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Can best friends fall in love? That's the question next door neighbors Sadie (Kyla Pratt) and Ben (Jarod Joseph) will answer as they keep the spirit of Christmas and the magic of their childhood pact alive! When they were eight years old, they planted a scrawny 3-foot tall Christmas tree behind their church and the Christmas Pact began. But as life gets in the way the pact is threatened to be broken. Ben and Sadie need some Christmas Magic to recommit to each other and promise to keep their special holiday traditions. With each Christmas that passes by, Ben and Sadie's Christmas tree grows taller and stronger; and so does their love. The pact bearing fruit to the magic of Christmas and the undeniable answer. Yes, friends can fall in love! The Christmas Pact is produced by Annuit Coeptis Entertainment. Executive Producer Timothy O.Johnson, Marita Grabniak directs from a script written by Damon Hill and Blaine Chiappetta
MAJESTIC CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
LIFE-SIZE 2 (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Freeform's press release, July 2018) Announced earlier this morning by Tyra Banks on her Instagram account, the cast of "Life Size 2" has been confirmed. Francia Raisa will play Grace Manning, the confident and funny CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also a hot mess in the middle of her quarter-life crisis and realizing that she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company's stock to plummet. Joining Raisa and Banks are Gavin Stenhouse as Grace's potential love interest Calum; Shanica Knowles as Tahlia and Hank Chen as Brendan, who are Grace's best friends; along with Alison Fernandez as Lex, Grace's young next-door neighbor.
NIGHTFLYERS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2018) Today SYFY announced a multi-platform rollout for its brand new series NIGHTFLYERS, the original space horror drama based on the novella by George R.R. Martin. The highly-promoted rollout sees the entire 10 episodes debuting across all SYFY platforms timed to the beginning of the linear telecast, giving SYFY fans the freedom to view the season anytime and anywhere. Viewers will be able to access the episodes through the SYFY channel, SYFY On Demand, online at SYFY.com and the SYFY app. In a fan forward viewing experience, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the world of NIGHTFLYERS with episodes 1-5 debuting Sunday, December 2 through Thursday, December 6 at 10/9c, and episodes 6-10 on Sunday, December 9 through Thursday, December 13 at 10/9c with limited commercial interruption across all platforms. Weekend marathons will give fans an additional opportunity to catch up on the series. Set in the year 2093, NIGHTFLYERS follows a team of scientists aboard The Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space - it's already on their ship.
STAR FOR CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Cupcakery owner Cassie can't help falling for her hunky new customer, but when he turns out to be action superstar Alex Gray, will their relationship survive Hollywood and the holidays? Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Star for Christmas stars Corey Sevier, Briana Evigan, Karissa Vacker, Travis Van Winkle, Jeremy Howard, Sean Stone and Brooke Burns.
DOGS OF BERLIN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Dogs of Berlin tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will – and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities – and into a final decision on which side of the law they’re actually on.
CHRISTMAS LOST AND FOUND (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) After years of missing family gatherings, New York City event planner Whitney Kennison (Tiya Sircar) is off to Chicago to spend Christmas with Grandma Frances (Diane Ladd). Excited that her granddaughter is finally home for the holidays, Frances decides to bestow Whitney with the precious Kennison family Christmas ornaments. But when Whitney mistakenly throws out the box of ornaments, Grandma Frances must stealthily devise a fun Christmas scavenger hunt to remind Whitney what the holiday is all about. It's a race against time as Whitney reclaims the family ornaments, finds romance and learns the lesson Grandma Frances imparts. Christmas Lost and Found is produced by Stephanie Germain Productions and Front Street Productions, with Stephanie Germain and Harvey Kahn as executive producers. Michael Scott directs from a script by Jennifer Notas Shapiro.
SANTA'S BOOTS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) When Holly (Megan Hilty) returns home for Christmas expecting the same as any other year, she's blindsided to learn her family's department store is on the brink of foreclosure. To keep the business going, Holly fills in as Santa's Helper and meets the surprisingly young and handsome Nick (Noah Mills), who has been hired to play Santa at the store this year. Their undeniable chemistry and charisma draw in big crowds, until suddenly, Nick disappears. As Christmas day inches closer, Holly scrambles to find Nick with only one clue - his misplaced black boot. Santa's Boots is produced by Front Street Pictures, with Barbara Lieberman and Charles Cooper as executive producers. Shawn Tolleson directs with a script written by Shannon Phipps and Shawn Tolleson.
HOMEGROWN CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
CHRISTMAS IN TENNESSEE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Allison Bennet (Rachel Boston), along with her daughter Olivia and mother Martha (Patricia Richardson), run a bakery in the small mountain town of White Pines, Tennessee. When Matthew (Andrew Walker), a charming real estate developer, tries to buy the town for a corporate ski resort, Allison and the townspeople must work together to prevent that from happening. And just when the Bennet ladies seem out of luck, an unexpected visitor - with a well-known sweet tooth for cookies and milk - comes to the bakery and may in fact be the key to solving everything. A Christmas in Tennessee is produced by Smokey Mountain Films Inc. and Juliette Hagopian. Howard Braunstein serves as executive producer. Gary Yates directs with a script written by Cassie Doyle.
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
SUNDERLAND TILL I DIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) No one loves football like Sunderland. No one needs football like Sunderland. As its main industries of shipbuilding and mining have fallen by the wayside, SAFC (Sunderland Association Football Club) has become ever more important as the lifeblood of this unique city in the NorthEast of England. The fans are well known to be some of the most passionate and loyal. But what happens when they start to lose their club, too? In the era of multi-million dollar sponsorship deals and transfers, where the stakes have never been higher or the rivalries more fierce, this brand new Netflix original series sets at its heart the unfailing passion of this UK Northern town for its beloved football club. The series will take its audience through the highs and lows of SAFC's first season in the Championship following its painful relegation the previous year. The production company is Fulwell 73 (I am Bolt, The Class of '92), exec producers are Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner.
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE CORNER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/14/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Claire (Alexandra Breckenridge), a savvy venture capitalist from New York City, escapes to a quaint town in Vermont for the holidays and becomes a guest of the Fortenbury Bookstore. Upon arrival, Claire finds Christmas celebrations have been canceled by the town after a flood and the bookstore is in a dire state of disrepair. She immediately takes on the challenge to revitalize the store, but clashes with the owner, Andrew (Jamie Spilchuk), who initially rejects all her proposed improvements. Eventually, sparks fly as the two begin a budding romance, and Claire's infectious optimism inspires Andrew to join her in reviving the yuletide spirit. But everything comes to a screeching halt when Claire discovers that Andrew is planning to sell the bookstore in the New Year. Will the spirit of Christmas be enough to change Andrew's mind and encourage him to follow his heart? Christmas Around the Corner is produced by Neshama Entertainment in association with MarVista Entertainment. Danielle Von Zerneck serves as executive producer. Megan Follows directs with a script by Michael Murray.
CHRISTMAS PEN PALS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah (Sarah Drew), tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam (Niall Matter) who she has carefully avoided for years and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted (Michael Gross) to sign up for the town's Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It's not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected. Christmas Pen Pals is produced by Pen Pals Films, Inc. and Christian Bruyere. Linda Kent, Jack Grossbart and Howard Braunstein serve as executive producers. Siobhan Devine serves as director with a script written by Carley Smale.
GINGERBREAD ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
ENTERTAINING CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Back in Louisiana for Christmas, Noelle Collins (Beverley Mitchell) has big plans to resurrect the town's live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to put on. Things become complicated, however, when Noelle runs into her high school sweetheart, Nick Russell (Stephen Colletti), a rising baseball star also back home due to a recent injury. Still feeling the burn from their senior year break-up, their lives are pushed together even further when they learn their parents share an attraction and want to be more than just friends. When things begin to fall apart with the live nativity Nick and Noelle reluctantly team up to pull off the show and find themselves growing close, uncovering a hometown love for each other and the joy of Christmas that both never really faded away. Hometown Christmas is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Emily Moss Wilson and Marcy Holland serve as writers and Emily Moss Wilson directs.
REUNITED AT CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
3 BELOW (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018. 3 Below, the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, Wizards, is set to debut in 2019.
CHRISTMAS KISS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) High-end interior designer Priscilla and her assistant Wendy, vie for the attention of Priscilla's socialite boyfriend while decorating his home for the holidays. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Christmas Kiss stars Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge and Brendan Fehr.
CHRISTMAS COPY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS MADE TO ORDER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
3 HOLIDAY TAILS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) David and Lisa are meant to be together, but they haven't quite figured that out yet. With help from family, friends, and four lovable dogs, this couple will truly have a Christmas to remember. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, 3 Holiday Tails stars Julie Gonzalo, Kelly Stables, KC Clyde, Alley Mills and Bruce Davison.
CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
WATERSHIP DOWN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Beloved novel Watership Down will be reinterpreted into a four-part animated mini-series set to air in 2017. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.
SELECTION DAY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Netflix Inc., the world's leading internet entertainment service announced today that the Original Series Selection Day will launch globally on December 28, 2018. Based on Aravind Adiga's novel of the same name, Selection Day is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India. It's a moving story about ambition, love, acceptance and finding your own path. The cast includes Mahesh Manjrekar (Slumdog Millionaire, Kaante), Ratna Pathak Shah (Love Per Square Foot, Lipstick Under My Burkha), Rajesh Tailang (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mukkabaaz) and introduces newcomers Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad as brothers Radha and Manju Kumar.
FOCUS ON LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
TITAN GAMES, THE (NBC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/2/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, October 2018) The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio ("World of Dance"), A. Smith & Co. Productions ("American Ninja Warrior") and Seven Bucks Productions ("Rock the Troops") will offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in remarkable feats designed to test mind, body and heart. Inspired by executive producer and host Dwayne Johnson's desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness, this unparalleled new athletic competition gives men and women across the country the opportunity to step inside the electrifying Titan arena and achieve the impossible. Competitors will push their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges. "The Titan Games" will not only test the competitors' physical strength, but also their mental and emotional fortitude. In this uplifting series, hard work and determination will be rewarded and a new breed of heroes will emerge. Titans aren't born, they're made.
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, October 2018) Coming off a summer in which "America's Got Talent" continued as the #1 alternative series on television, "America's Got Talent: The Champions" will bring together some of the world's best acts from the international "Got Talent" franchises, spanning 194 territories, and come to share their talents and compete against one another in an Olympics-style ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent. "America's Got Talent" finished the 2017-18 season as television's #1 alternative series in adults 18-49 and total viewers, with the Tuesday edition averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.2 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" results from Nielsen Media Research. "AGT" once again dominated the summer television landscape, towering by +5.4 million viewers over the summer's next most-watched entertainment program.
PROJECT BLUE BOOK (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2018) HISTORY's new UFO drama series "Project Blue Book" makes its series debut on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10 PM ET/PT. From A+E Studios and executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe(R) winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), the ten episode drama series is based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969 and stars Aidan Gillen ("Game of Thrones") and Michael Malarkey ("The Vampire Diaries"). "Project Blue Book" is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Gillen), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history. Throughout the season, true to life, documented occurrences will be explored such as the Flatwoods Monster incident that took place in West Virginia, the Gorman Dogfight of Fargo, North Dakota, the Lubbock Lights of Lubbock, Texas and the Chiles-Whitted UFO Incident of Montgomery, Alabama among many others. Delving into themes such as trust, instinct, real news vs. fake news and government cover-up, "Project Blue Book" straddles the world of science and the exploration of the unknown.
DEADLY CLASS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 1/16/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2018) Announced today during DEADLY CLASS' New York Comic Con panel, SYFY's upcoming series will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 at 10/9c. Set in a dark, heightened world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, DEADLY CLASS follows the story of Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world's top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital. Based on the best-selling 2014 Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, DEADLY CLASS is a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.
DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 1/17/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, October 2018) Sundance Now, AMC Networks' direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high-quality dramas and crime thrillers, and SHUDDER, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, announced today that the entire season of the captivating drama "A Discovery of Witches" will premiere simultaneously on both platforms Thursday, January 17th, 2019 in the U.S. and Canada. The series, called "darkly entertaining" by The Guardian, stars Emmy(R)-nominated actor Matthew Goode ("The Crown," "Downton Abbey"), Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Alex Kingston ("ER," "Doctor Who"), Valarie Pettiford ("Being Mary Jane") and Owen Teale ("Game of Thrones"). Based on the bestselling and critically-acclaimed novel of the same name by Deborah Harkness, "A Discovery of Witches" is an enchanting modern-day love story set against the backdrop of Oxford academic life. Historian Diana Bishop (Palmer), a reluctant witch denying her heritage, accidently discovers a long-lost bewitched manuscript in Oxford's Bodleian Library, and is immediately thrown into the heart of a dangerous underworld. On her journey, she finds herself tossed into the path of enigmatic vampire and geneticist, Matthew Clairmont (Goode), who hides a dark family secret.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
DINNER TAKES ALL (BYUTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from BYUtv's press release, October 2018) BYUtv, a network that connects families through positive, uplifting entertainment, today announced the judges for its all-new family cooking competition show, "Dinner Takes All." Host and celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon (Food Network, Cooking Channel), will be joined by "The Queen of Country Southern Cuisine," Kardea Brown and "The Yum Yum Foodie," Eddie Zamora, as they judge the teams' recipes. The 12 episode series from Keller/Noll ("Chopped," "Chopped Junior") and BYUtv is set to premiere on March 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. MT/9 p.m. ET. "Dinner Takes All" is a fun and friendly competition show in which two teams of five family members go head-to-head to cook their "best Sunday dinner." Each team uses family recipes to create an entrée, three side dishes and a dessert, while simultaneously playing interactive food-centric games for bonus points. Winning families receive a year's worth of groceries or a cash prize.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The show follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who's joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M's best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.
HAIR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/19/19 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, July 2018) NBC's "Hair Live!," the original rock musical that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has found its directorial duo: Stage director Diane Paulus, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's 2009 Best Revival of "Hair," will join Emmy Award-winning Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," which just garnered him an Emmy nomination. "Hair Live!" is set for broadcast on Sunday, May 19, 2019 before a live audience. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music Live!," will executive produce the telecast. Rudzinski will also executive produce. "We have the dream team to bring 'Hair Live!' vividly to life and create another unforgettable night of live television," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "I was at the electrifying opening night of Diane Paulus' Tony-winning revival of 'Hair' 10 years ago and was blown away by how relevant and utterly joyous this show became in her hands. She is one of the most successful directors working in the theatre today and we're thrilled she will be collaborating with Alex Rudzinski, the most daring director working in live musical television. This show also has one of the great scores of all time with songs that climbed the charts 50 years ago and have since become iconic hits in our pop culture."