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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
WIFE'S NIGHTMARE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/27/14 at 8:00 PM
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GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 12/28/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, December 2014) On the heels of a record-breaking U.K. ratings bonanza - with its recent season finale reaching half of the country's television viewership - THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW (called "The Great British Bake Off" in the U.K.) makes its U.S. premiere on Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, starting December 28, 2014, on PBS (check local listings). Renowned British bakers Mary Berry, the U.K.'s "doyenne of baking" and a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, one of Britain's top artisan bakers, serve as the series' judges. Together with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country's best amateur bakers by testing their competitors' skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts of all kinds, ultimately crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition. The series is produced by Love Productions, a U.K. and U.S. based production company that has made several award-wining series in both the United Kingdom and the U.S. The U.K. version of "Bake Off" has become the highest-rated food show ever made in Britain.
NANNY CAM (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/28/14 at 9:00 PM
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IT TAKES A CHOIR (USA)
· [series premiere] · 12/29/14 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, September 2013) USA Network is bringing back family night on Fridays from 8-11PM ET/PT, giving viewers the opportunity to share an evening together full of music and laughter. New holiday season reality series event, IT TAKES A CHOIR, moves to a new night and time on Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following themed episodes of MODERN FAMILY. IT TAKES A CHOIR follows the dapper and charismatic British sensation Gareth Malone as he travels across the U.S. to unite an unexpected mix of characters through the spellbinding power of music. A true fish out of water, in both his environment and teaching style, Malone finds himself in the craziest situations with some of the biggest characters. Each episode culminates in a unified and powerful public performance from the choir in front of their family, friends and community.
BRANSON FAMOUS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 12/29/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2014) With Branson Famous (working title), truTV breaks new ground in this first-ever "reality musical" and goes behind the scenes of the longest-running variety show in Branson, Mo. With the backdrop of decades-old feuds, burning jealousies, and sequined costume changes, the Mabe family takes their landmark legacy, "The Baldknobbers Jamboree," very seriously. But the Mabes are in danger of losing everything as the popular show slips into financial decline and a new sexy singer in town threatens to pit them all against each other. Get ready, because this family's passion for country music is not confined to the stage and they just might break into song when you least expect it.
BIG WOMEN: BIG LOVE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere - special night] · 1/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2014) Watch out, guys, these women are on the prowl and coming your way. Lifetime's all-new docusoap Big Women: Big Love (#BigWomenBigLove) will premiere on New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, at 10pm ET/PT. Dating can be one of the most difficult parts of a woman's life, but being extra curvy can make it that much more complicated. Big Women: Big Love examines the lives of five plus-sized women as they navigate the tricky waters of the turbulent and sometimes harsh dating scene, struggling through bad dates and worse judgments. Shining a light on a group of women who are rarely the focus of TV cameras, the show provides a unique point of view on their experiences in love and life. Beginning January 7, Big Women: Big Love will move to its regular day and time, Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT.
STONE QUACKERS (FXX)
· [series premiere] · 1/2/15 at 12:15 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 12:15 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from FXX's press release, December 2014) FXX will launch its new late-night animation block at midnight on January 22nd featuring all-new episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. Fans will get a sneak peek at the animation block on January 1st at 12 AM ET/PT immediately following a special marathon of The Simpsons. Following the official launch on January 22, the animation block will air on Thursdays at midnight ET/PT, featuring fresh episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers.
OFF THE MAP WITH SHANNEN & HOLLY (GAC)
· [series premiere] · 1/2/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from GAC's press release, December 2014) Great American Country kicks off 2015 with the premiere of its new original series Off the Map With Shannen & Holly, starring actresses, former co-stars and real-life friends Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs. Premiering Friday, Jan. 2 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, the six-episode series features the TV stars as they travel on an adventure-fueled road trip through the southeastern United States. Viewers voted online on the activities they wanted to see Shannen and Holly tackle, affecting Off the Map production in real time. Now all will be revealed. From tomato fights in Kentucky and moonshine-making in Tennessee, to ghost tours in Georgia and dirt track races in Alabama, Shannen and Holly are game for anything on their six-state tour. Along the way, their mutual love of animals takes them to a horse sanctuary near Lexington where they fall in love with a young foal and to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center where they help the staff tag and release a feisty alligator.
DAMAGED (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2014) Gorgeous, wealthy, young Taran Hathaway moves into a house in a suburban neighborhood across the street from high school teacher Sam Luck and his workaholic wife Kate. When Sam offers to help Taran with her moving boxes, he is intrigued by the mysterious young woman across the street - until Taran shows up in his English class the next day. Even though he is her teacher, Sam can't resist being a helpful neighbor and develops a friendship with Taran that becomes increasingly inappropriate as she gives him generous gifts. When Sam's life begins to fall apart around him - he is the victim of car theft, accused of stealing, and fired for allegedly sexually harassing a student - his wife becomes suspicious of Sam and Taran's relationship and begins asking questions... realizing that Taran moved to town with plans for the ultimate revenge.
SURPRISED BY LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/3/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) Josie Mayfield (Burton), a no-nonsense businesswoman working at her father's prosperous cookware company, thinks her boyfriend Richard (Aaron Craven, "Gracepoint") is the perfect man - handsome, successful and driven. The problem is that Josie's parents, Joseph and Claire (Malcom Stewart, "My Boyfriends' Dogs" and Wanda Cannon "Heartland"), do not agree. When Josie meets up with Gridley (Campbell), an underachieving, old high school flame (who still has a crush on Josie), Richard dreams up a plan to make himself look good to Josie's parents: Gridley will be Josie's date at Joseph and Claire's upcoming anniversary party. When Joseph and Claire see Josie with a "loser," they'll give anything to have Richard back in the picture. At least, that's the plan. Starring: Hilarie Burton, Paul Campbell, Malcom Stewart, Wanda Cannon, Leanne Lapp, Aaron Craven and Tim Conway
GALAVANT (ABC)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 1/4/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) "Galavant" - Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman ("Crazy, Stupid, Love," "Tangled," "Cars") unites with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team - composer Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast") and lyricist Glenn Slater ("The Little Mermaid," "Tangled"). Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his "happily ever after." But it won't be without a few twists and turns along the way.
ISLAND LIFE (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, November 2014) Tropical dreamers tour island properties that fit into any budget, from ultra-affordable to totally outrageous. Everyday families in search of their own slice of paradise will prove that island living can be more than a fantasy.
BEST. EVER. (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 1/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
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MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER (ABC)
· [series premiere - special time] · 1/6/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) "Marvel's Agent Carter" - It's 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers - aka Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, "Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger") finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy -- the only person he can trust -- to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison - or worse.
LIVING DIFFERENT (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, December 2014) Oxygen Media profiles nine brave and inspiring young women who are anything but conforming and "traditional" in a candid four-part special event, "Living Different," beginning Tuesday, January 6 at 9pm ET/PT. Each hour-long special will feature two extraordinary stories of diverse women who are unrestricted by social norms as they follow their passion whether it be love, spirituality or profession. From an all-girl Hasidic rock band that is taking their female empowerment message mainstream to an androgynous model who dates both males and females, these women are unapologetically marching to the beat of their own drum.
FRAMEWORK (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, November 2014) Spike TV is building a new original non-scripted franchise with the first-ever furniture design competition series, "Framework," hosted by renowned hip-hop artist, actor, and author, Common. Premiering Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, "Framework" will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their work to be sold by a major manufacturer. Over the course of ten weeks, 13 of these innovative and inspiring builders will put their artistry and skill to the test in a series of challenges. The competitors will be pushed to the brink of their physical and creative limits with challenges that ask them to reconsider everything they know about designing and building furniture. The builders will use unconventional materials, rethink classic furniture pieces, and incorporate a variety of techniques and disciplines to demonstrate their mastery of furniture creation. In each episode, a contestant will be eliminated by a panel of judges led by host Common. Throughout his career as an artist, Common has been on the cutting edge of trends and brings his keen eye for style and understanding of consumer desire to the competition. He will be joined by two of the most influential names in the furniture world today; Nolen Niu and Brandon Gore.
CHILD GENIUS (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, November 2014) Lifetime's all-new competition series Child Genius (#ChildGenius) centers on America's most extraordinary and gifted children and their families as they prepare for a national intelligence competition. In cooperation with American Mensa, the competition takes place over eight weeks and tests the nation's brightest young minds on their knowledge of Math, Spelling, Geography, Memory, the Human Body, U.S. Presidents, Vocabulary, Current Events, Zoology, Astronomy and Space, Inventions, Literature and the Arts, Earth Science and Logic. Hosted by Leland Melvin, former NASA astronaut, the show features 20 boys and girls ages 8 to 12 from across the country, all competing for a $100,000 college fund and the title of Child Genius 2014.
WILD TRANSPORT (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, December 2014) A&E Network's newest original unscripted series "Wild Transport" follows the passionate team at the premier animal rescue, removal and relocation company that specializes in the dangerous and deadly. The "Wild Transport" team is led by dynamic duo, Rick and Andrew, who are extreme opposites but share a childlike enthusiasm for creatures big and small, taking advantage of any opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals they transport. From lions and tigers to alligators and cobras, each transport proves to be an adventure with its own set of challenges as they travel across the country with unique and risky cargo in tow. "Wild Transport" premieres January 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT on A&E.
HACK MY LIFE (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2014) Hack My Life is a weekly themed half hour show that provides a comedic spin on the never-ending supply of everyday life hacks. Hosted by Kevin Pereira (Pointless Podcast) and Brooke Van Poppelen (John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show) this new series demonstrates step by step how to incorporate eye popping shortcuts and cheats guaranteed to save today's busy adults a lot of time, effort and money. From parenting and the workday, to vacations and parties, viewers' lives will never be the same again.
BAGGAGE ON THE ROAD (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, November 2014) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that BAGGAGE ON THE ROAD - a new, 20-episode traveling version of the network's hit series "Baggage" - will debut on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Jerry Springer, original host of "Baggage," will also host the new series, which travels in its first season to four locations: Austin, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Baton Rouge, Louisiana (at Louisiana State University) and Storrs, Connecticut (at University of Connecticut). BAGGAGE ON THE ROAD is a half-hour comedic dating game show where one contestant chooses from three potential partners, all of whom come with their own quirky, annoying and sometimes truly shocking physical and emotional "baggage" that could eliminate them from the competition. With Springer guiding the fun, contestants will be required to reveal the various intimate secrets and hidden flaws - housed inside literal suitcases - that typically aren't revealed on a first date. Eventually, only one suitor will win a date with the contestant... as long as that person can also accept the contestant's baggage in a final role-reversal round.
EMPIRE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/15 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) The epic family battle begins when the powerful new drama EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL XIV (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Precious"), Emmy Award winner Danny Strong ("Game Change," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), comes a drama about a family dynasty, set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power. Featuring music by prolific producer Timbaland, the series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson ("No Good Deed," "Person of Interest").
HINDSIGHT (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, November 2014) What if you could go back in time and do it all over again? What would you do differently? That is the question VH1's new scripted series "Hindsight" poses when it premieres Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10PM ET/PT. In the series premiere, we meet Becca (Laura Ramsey) on the eve of her second wedding. It all seems perfect this time around, but she is still plagued by doubt. What if she could fix everything, and make the 'right' choices this time? Becca finds herself thinking about her former best friend Lolly (Sarah Goldberg), with whom she had a falling out many years ago. If only she could talk to her once again... Suddenly, after a freakish elevator ride, Becca gets the opportunity to do just that as she wakes up in New York City on the morning of her first wedding day in 1995. She's about to marry Sean (Craig Horner), a bad-boy artist who is all wrong for her - and she knows her first move must be to reconnect with Lolly to re-live that day. Can she 'make it right' by living her life all over while readapting to life in New York City in the 90's - a time of smoking in bars, carrying pagers, having an AOL email address? Becca will soon discover there's no sure-fire way to make the right choices in life - even knowing everything she thinks she knows now.
DONNIE LOVES JENNY (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, November 2014) A&E Network has entered into an unscripted development and production deal with Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, it was announced today by David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E. The first project in the overall development and production deal is "Donnie Loves Jenny," an original unscripted docuseries following the newlyweds who will also serve as executive producers. The 10-episode series will mark the launch of Walhberg and McCarthy's joint production entity, D&J Productions. The series will be produced by "Wahlburgers" production company 44 Blue Productions in association with D&J Productions. "Donnie Loves Jenny" will follow Wahlberg and McCarthy from their recent wedding through their lives as newlyweds. Production begins immediately on the 10-episode series, which will consist of a one-hour wedding episode followed by nine half-hour episodes. The series is slated to premiere early next year.
UNRAVELED (ID)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, December 2014) UNRAVELED takes a penetrating look at the psychological forces that drive a person to commit homicide. Whether motivated by childhood or adult struggles, each episode traces the perpetrator's tortuous journey that ends in a stunning act of violence.
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN (TRAVEL)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, November 2014) From lost cities to buried treasure and stolen art, the world abounds with fascinating, iconic legends. In Travel Channel's new original series "Expedition Unknown," premiering Thursday, January 8 with a special two-hour episode at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, avid explorer Josh Gates sets out on a global journey in pursuit of answers to some of the world's most puzzling stories. Armed with a degree in archaeology, a quick wit and a hunger for adventure, Gates investigates the latest developments in each unsolved legend before embarking on a fully immersive exploration. To separate fact from fiction, Gates inserts himself in different cultures to understand the world as they do. Whether he's trekking through Fiji in search of Amelia Earhart's remains or diving the deep seas of Panama to locate Captain Morgan's pirate ship, Gates' authentic roughshod adventures lead him one step closer to finding the truth. "Expedition Unknown" is comprised of 11 hour-long episodes plus the two-hour premiere.
ALASKA: BATTLE ON THE BAY (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, December 2014) In Alaska, fishing is a full-contact sport, and on Thursday, January 8, at 10 PM ET/PT, prepare for war on the water. Animal Planet's eight-part series ALASKA: BATTLE ON THE BAY submerges viewers within a high-stakes fishing drama as 1,800 captains and their crews draw the battle lines to help protect Alaska's ecosystem from the 44 million strong sockeye salmon migration and reel in a massive payday. On the bay, the arm of the law is long, tempers are short and every single decision is the difference between drawing a huge income and settling for pennies. The series opens just days before the annual migration of more than 44 million sockeye salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay and closely follows five captains and their ships. This BATTLE ON THE BAY comes with several tough challenges: all 1,800 boats must fight the elements and each other within highly policed areas of water "districts" during a tight four-week fishing season.It's environmentally necessary to fish for almost half a billion salmon since they may wreak havoc on Alaska's waterways, so fish and game dictate very stringent times and boundaries for fishing and utilize recon helicopters and police squads to monitor the quantity of the fish hauled out. But, the police presence does nothing to deter fishing boats from becoming battering rams and crashing into one another for prime position.
LOVE THY SISTER (WE)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, December 2014) WE tv starts the new year with some good ol' southern charm... some sugar and some spice, but not everything is nice. "LOVE THY SISTER", premiering Thursday, January 8 at 10pm ET/PT, is a docu-soap that showcases three affluent African-American sisters at the height of southern society, who put the "FUN" in dysfunctional. From the producers of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" comes a whole new kind of sisterhood. "LOVE THY SISTER" follows The Ruckers - Ruby, Ellen and Ione - educated, sexy, and sassy southern sisters who love hard and fight even harder. Ruby Rucker... "The Hothead". The former lawyer and eldest of the three sisters is married to Ford Sawyer Cooper, an orthodontist with several offices in the Charlotte area. The matriarch of her siblings, Ruby has recently fallen on hard times and works to hide her current financial struggles. Regardless Ruby never holds back and is notorious for being vocal about her opinions, especially when going head-to-head with her two younger sisters. Ellen Rucker Carter... "The Perfectionist". Divorced from NBA star Vince Carter, Ellen has recently taken a step back from her chiropractic practice to spend more time with their daughter and enjoy life & family more. She wants to start a new chapter in life and is anxious for an official commitment from her longtime boyfriend, Bakari Sellers, an attorney-at-law and well-known politician in South Carolina. Ione Rucker... "The Baby". Pampered and privileged for most of her life, Ione is eager to prove to herself and her sisters that she can stand on her own two feet. Recently divorced from her college sweetheart and retired NBA player, Ione deals with pressure from her sisters to find a new man - to be her partner in life and in the bedroom! While Ione jumps back into the dating scene, she also wants to prove her independence and capability by organizing a benefit for the family's non-profit organization, The Rucker Education Scholarship Fund.
BABYLON (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Sundance Channel's press release, November 2014) SundanceTV announced today its next original scripted series, "Babylon," a co-production with Nightjack Ltd and Channel 4, will debut on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10 PM ET/PT. The six-part comedy-drama is a biting workplace satire set inside a modern police force. Starring indie darling Brit Marling (Another Earth, Sound of My Voice, The East) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, The Missing), the story revolves around an earnest PR executive who attempts to modernize London's law enforcement culture only to discover her certainties shattered and herself undermined in the murky realpolitik of contemporary policing. London's police force - the oldest in the world - is in need of a public image revamp. And Chief Constable Richard Miller (Nesbitt) has found just the woman to do it - Liz Garvey (Marling). She's an American visionary from the world of new media parachuted in to revolutionize the force's PR department. In an age of rolling news, smart phones and an information-hungry public, Liz preaches transparency and honesty.
SUGAR DADDIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/10/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2014) College student Kara is a bright girl from a middle income family pursuing a pre-law degree and working part time as a waitress to afford tuition. To further complicate her finances, she is offered a prestigious summer internship...unpaid. Kara's roommate Lea, who always has the latest in designer clothes and expensive jewelry, introduces her friend to the world of "Sugar Daddies" - a group of older men who trade "favors" for money. Kara feels extremely conflicted but her mounting financial troubles win out and she descends into a murky arrangement with 55-year-old Grant. Kara tries to keep her relationship with Grant a secret, but eventually her two worlds collide causing collateral damage to her family and her future.
NOVEL ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/10/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) Romance novelist Liam Bradley (Bruce) has already found massive success with three books written under the pen name Gabriel August, mysteriously unknown to his legions of readers. With his first book written as a way to heal after a broken relationship, Liam has slowly become disheartened with writing strictly for romantic fantasy, something evident to a sweet, but honest, journalist who reviews books, Sophie Atkinson (Acker), whom he meets by chance on a plane. The two begin a tentative relationship in Sophie's home town of Portland, Maine, where Liam has come to find inspiration for his newest entry. Starring: Amy Acker, Dylan Bruce, Camille Mitchell, Tammy Gillis, Casey Manderson, Emily Tennant, Milo Shandel, Chris Shields and Charles S. Dutton
PREPOSTEROUS PETS (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 1/10/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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GIFT OF MIRACLES, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 1/11/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, December 2014) Oscar(R), Emmy(R), Tony(R) and Grammy(R) Award winner Rita Moreno ("West Side Story"), Rachel Boston ("Witches of East End") and Jesse Moss ("Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"), star in "A Gift of Miracles," a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere Sunday, January 11, (9pm ET/PT, 8C). A pragmatic PhD candidate must let go of her logic when she finds a list of items to give away written by the late mother she never knew. With the encouragement of her enthusiastic new mentor, she attempts to return everything on the list and begins to encounter unexplainable coincidences that lead her to understand the world's smallest marvels have the greatest meaning.
TOGETHERNESS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 1/11/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, December 2014) Brett and Michelle are struggling to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children. When Brett's friend Alex and Michelle's sister, Tina, move in with them, the foursome engage in a tragically comedic struggle to follow their personal dreams, while still remaining good friends, siblings and spouses to each other. Created by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass & Steve Zissis, TOGETHERNESS is the TV debut as a writing team of brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. The new comedy series begins its eight-episode season SUNDAY, JAN. 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Blending laughter and pathos, the show follows four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof and struggling to keep their relationships and their dreams alive. Shot on location in and around the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, TOGETHERNESS explores deeper issues related to friendship, careers and approaching middle age, celebrating the small, everyday moments of life that feel epic.
LITTLE CHARMERS (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 1/12/15 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 12:00 PM-12:30 PM EST
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EYE CANDY (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, November 2014) MTV today announced its new scripted thriller "Eye Candy," based on the best-selling novel of the same name by R.L. Stine, will premiere on Monday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long, 10-episode drama centers on tech genius Lindy, played by Victoria Justice, a 21-year-old hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can't. Persuaded by her roommate to try online dating, Lindy begins to suspect that one of her suitors is a deadly cyber stalker. When the local cyber-crimes unit uncovers a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to this mysterious stalker. Teaming up with the cyber unit and some hacker friends, Lindy leads the charge to solve these murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
FRIENDS TO LOVERS? (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 1/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, November 2014) Bravo Media attempts to answer the age old question, can dating your best friend be the key to lasting love or a recipe for disaster with its new docu-series "Friends to Lovers?" premiering Monday, January 12 at 10 PM ET/PT. From casual to complicated, innocent to intimate, this social experiment of the heart follows five sets of singles who take a leap of faith and try to become more than "just friends." Throughout the season, the couples must deal with the unique challenges of dating such as awkward first kisses, tests of jealousy and the inevitable reveal to friends and family. While some count their years of friendship as the foundation for their relationship, others want to be swooned all over again. Fans can find out more about these besties turned lovers during a preview special on Monday, December 15 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: THE FIRST YEAR (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, December 2014) FYI will premiere two new series, "Married at First Sight: The First Year" and "Mikie Saves the Date," on Tuesday, January 13. Spin-off series, "Married at First Sight: The First Year," will premiere at 9pm ET with eight-one hour episodes, and immediately following is the debut of "Mikie Saves the Date," at 10pm ET with eight-one hour episodes. In the season one finale of "Married at First Sight," the three couples had to decide if they were going to stay married or get a divorce. With the extreme social experiment over and their decisions revealed, can the two remaining couples make it and celebrate their first anniversary as husband and wife? "Married at First Sight: The First Year" follows the two couples who remain married, Jamie and Doug; and Cortney and Jason. In "Married at First Sight: The First Year," viewers will see Jamie and Doug, and Cortney and Jason, continue their journeys from the six month mark of marriage to their March 2015 one year anniversary. From the holidays to birthdays to moving into new homes - viewers will see the two couples mark many "firsts" together, as well as receive advice and guidance from season one's trusted specialists, including - sexologist, Dr. Logan Levkoff; psychologist, Dr. Joseph Cilona; and sociologist, Dr. Pepper Schwartz. The series will also check in with the couple that chose not to stay together - Monet and Vaughn.
WRESTLING WITH DEATH (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, November 2014) Executive producers Leftfield Pictures ("Pawn Stars," "American Restoration," "Counting Cars") presents "Wrestling with Death," a unique family docuseries that introduces The Lathams of Osceola, Arkansas: morticians by day who run The Wilson Funeral Home, and professional wrestlers by night who run The Mid-Southern Championship Wrestling League. "Wrestling with Death" is executive-produced by Brent Montgomery, David George, Alex Weresow and Jordana Hochman, alongside Bill Katz and Michelle Katz for Espiritus Productions. Bill Duncan and David Duncan serve as consulting producers. Twelve weekly back-to-back half-hour episodes have been ordered to premiere Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (10:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 p.m. CT).
HOTEL SHOWDOWN (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere - special time] · 1/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, September 2014) "Hotel Showdown" squares off four different hotels against one another in a winner- take-all competition. Representatives from the competing hotels spend the night at each other's property, and with an exacting eye for detail, award points for every aspect of their experience. The highest-rated hotel wins a coveted $25,000 prize. "Hotel Showdown" is greenlit for 13 one-hour episodes produced by Loud TV.
MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, December 2014) After Whitney Thore was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, she quickly gained more than 200 lbs. Once a slender dancer, Whitney felt like a skinny girl trapped in a fat girl's body; she felt as though her life was over. Struggling with self-doubt and societal pressures, but eager to continue sharing her passion for dance with the world, Whitney courageously posted a self-choreographed performance piece on YouTube in January 2014. "A Fat Girl Dancing" became an overnight sensation and turned her life upside down. MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE follows Whitney's life in Greensboro, North Carolina, with all the ups and downs, humor, heart and tears that come with being a fat girl in today's world. This all-new, nine-part series premieres Tuesday, January 13 at 10PM ET/PT on TLC.
BIG GIANT SWORDS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, December 2014) When it comes to gigantic swords, no one makes them bigger and badder than Irishman Michael Craughwell. Irish Mike is putting it all on the line to make his passion his profession by attempting to make a living designing and building these larger-than-life works of art. Joined by his trusty sidekick AmeriMike and a motley crew of artists and builders, this master of steel will attempt to bring to life the stuff of fairytales and legends. Will it be a soaring tale of triumph... or a bitter saga of defeat? Find out when BIG GIANT SWORDS premieres on JANUARY 13 at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. A YouTube sensation, garnering hundreds of thousands of views per video, Irish Mike has been designing life-sized replicas of weapons inspired by video games and 80s fantasy sci-fi movies. He was launched into the spotlight after he was commissioned to make a life-sized, ornamental replica of a sword from Final Fantasy 7, and well, the rest is history. From solely making replica swords, Mike's business now focuses on his own original designs. At around $2,000 a pop and some swords weighing up to 80 pounds and coming in at 6 feet long, Irish Mike is used to taking his time to create these functional, metal masterpieces. But in order to make his passion a full-time gig, some changes have to be made. With a new business model calling for two swords a week, Irish Mike assembled a sword building team of questionable craftsmen and women, picked from the best, or rather, only candidates available on Martha's Vineyard, where he is based.
ROCK THIS BOAT (POP)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from POP's press release, November 2014) Die-hard fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise with the sole intention of being near the members of their favorite band for just a few days. New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest boy bands in music history with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, will set sail on their wildly popular, sold-out cruise, joining their most loyal fans for a four-day adventure at sea. The cast includes a whole range of NKOTB devotees, including three sisters taking the family cruise they've always dreamt about to and a group of single moms looking to let their hair down by partying with rock stars. Sail on back to your youth with ROCK THIS BOAT - celebrating fandom like never before. Fans will be able to indulge with nine 30-minute episodes. ROCK THIS BOAT is produced by Jarrett Creative Group in association with Executive Producers Donnie Wahlberg, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett.
MAN SEEKING WOMAN (FXX)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FXX's press release, November 2014) FXX's newest comedy series, Man Seeking Woman, will air on FXX on Wednesdays at 10:30 PM e/p, starting January 14. A sweet and surreal look at the life-and-death stakes of dating, Man Seeking Woman follows naïve twenty-something "Josh Greenberg" (Jay Baruchel, How to Train Your Dragon) on his unrelenting quest for love. Josh soldiers through one-night stands, painful break-ups, a blind date with a troll, time travel, sex aliens, many deaths and a Japanese penis monster named Tanaka on his fantastical journey to find love. Starring alongside Baruchel are Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show) as "Mike," Josh's confident and daring best friend; Britt Lower (Unforgettable) as "Liz," Josh's intimidating older sister; and Maya Erskine (Betas) as "Maggie," the ex-girlfriend Josh can never quite forget. Man Seeking Woman is based on Simon Rich's book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. Rich created the 10-episode scripted comedy and also serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels, and Broadway Video also serve as Executive Producers. Man Seeking Woman is produced by FX Productions.
FOOL'S GOLD (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 1/15/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
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OUTRAGEOUS BIRTHS: TALES FROM THE CRIB (DLC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 1/15/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Life Channel's press release, December 2014) All the baby books and Lamaze classes can't prepare a pregnant woman for when labor doesn't go quite as planned. OUTRAGEOUS BIRTHS: TALES FROM THE CRIB features first-person accounts by real mothers and fathers sharing their unbelievable, unexpected birth stories. From a baby that was born during a hurricane to a baby that was actually born twice, each hour-long episode reveals three bizarre, mysterious and sometimes humorous medical stories involving childbirth, labor and delivery.
50 WAYS TO KILL YOUR MOTHER (DLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Life Channel's press release, December 2014) Experience the endearing and enduring relationship between a brave 70-year-old Irish mom and her daredevil son Baz Ashmawy as they grab life by the horns on a unique journey to experience extreme adventures together. They're the kind of stunts that keep a parent up at night with worry, but in 50 WAYS TO KILL YOUR MOTHER, mom is along for the ride. From skydiving to alligator wrestling, this six-part series follows Baz as he sets sail across the globe with a bucket list designed to test his mum's mettle.
BREAKING POINT (ID)
· [series premiere] · 1/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, December 2014) Families across the nation are on the brink of destruction as their lives have been hijacked by a criminal loved one... this is their BREAKING POINT, Investigation Discovery's new docudrama premiering Thursday, January, 15 at 10/9c. From Sam Mettler, the creator and executive producer of the long-running series "Intervention," this groundbreaking reality series features subjects who believe they are participating in a documentary about their life of crime. What they don't know is they will soon face an intervention that offers only two choices: accept treatment or face the possibility of prison time. Each surprise intervention is conducted by top criminal defense attorney and certified intervention professional, Darren Kavinoky, whose insights into illegal behavior are based not only in professional clinical interest - but, also his passion, borne of personal experience fighting his own addictions to drugs and alcohol, and committing crimes that led him to handcuffs, himself.
WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/16/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, December 2014) Star of the hit series BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, Terry Crews, has been tapped to host the new unscripted comedy WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS, premiering Friday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Crews also hosts the syndicated game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." "Terry Crews is already a cherished member of the FOX family. He's larger than life, quick on his feet and crammed with charisma," said David Madden, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "We can't wait to see him interact with the funniest, most spectacular fails on the planet." "This show is going to be a blast," said Crews. "Like everyone else, I find myself watching these viral videos with my kids and cracking up at the hysterical fails from around globe, which is why I'm so excited to host WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS. It's going to be non-stop laughter, fun for the whole family and I can't wait!" An irreverent one-hour series, WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS is inspired by the hit YouTube channel, FailArmy, which showcases the best "epic fail" viral videos in the most entertaining ways possible. Each week a panel of celebrities and comedians will analyze the videos which have exploded across the internet, with the goal of awarding one with the ultimate "Fail of the Week." Panelists to be announced soon.
12 MONKEYS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 1/16/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2014) Syfy's anticipated adventure thriller 12 Monkeys will make its series premiere on Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET/PT. Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, which commemorates its 20th anniversary next year, 12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical film. 12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Barbara Sukowa (Jones) and Noah Bean (Aaron Marker). Additional key recurring roles include Tom Noonan (Damages, Hell on Wheels) as a mysterious villain and Emily Hampshire (Rookie Blue) as mental patient Jennifer Goines.
BELLA AND THE BULLDOGS (NICK)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 1/17/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, December 2014) A head cheerleader's life takes an unexpected twist when her rifle-like throwing arm takes her from the sidelines to becoming her middle school's starting quarterback in Nickelodeon's newest live-action comedy series, Bella and the Bulldogs, premiering Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The premiere episode will be available on all Nick platforms including Nick.com, Nick App and Nick On Demand on Sunday, Jan. 18, TeenNick on Friday, Jan. 23, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and Nicktoons on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) during the NickSports block. In this new comedy ripped right out of this year's headlines of girls playing traditionally "boy" sports, Bella Dawson (played by newcomer Brec Bassinger), a confident, caring and talented teenager, suddenly finds herself fulfilling a lifelong dream but also having to navigate the world of her teammates Troy (Coy Stewart), Sawyer (Jackie Radinsky) and Newt (Buddy Handleson), without losing her two best friends, Pepper (Haley Tju) and Sophie (Lilimar) from the cheer squad.
WHITNEY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/17/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2014) Golden Globe(R) Award winner and Academy Award(R) nominee Angela Bassett makes her directorial debut with the Lifetime Original Movie Whitney, featuring Yaya DaCosta (Lee Daniels' The Butler) in the lead role with Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5) alongside her as Bobby Brown. The much-anticipated world premiere will be on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 8pm ET/PT. Whitney chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Houston's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.
BRIDAL WAVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/17/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) As her wedding day draws near, Georgie Dwyer (Kebbel) has doubts surrounding her plans to marry Dr. Phillip Hamilton (Haydn-Jones), a dashing and prominent plastic surgeon. Georgie's anxiety level soars when an extravagant wedding ceremony is arranged at a romantic island resort. Preferring things low-key and simple, Georgie feels she's lost control of her own wedding, as well as her life. Though Phillip qualifies as the "perfect" fiancé, Georgie feels a romantic spark is missing in their relationship. Tensions rise even further when Phillip's sophisticated mother, Felice (Smith), blatantly frowns upon Georgie's working class origins. On the picturesque island, Georgie keeps finding herself in chance encounters with Luke Griggs (Walker), a scruffily handsome ex-architect, who walked away from a high-end architectural firm to enjoy a simple, no-frills life. When an undeniable chemistry develops between Georgie and Luke, Georgie must decide if she's going to move ahead with her rapidly approaching marriage to Phillip. Starring: Arielle Kebbel, Andrew W. Walker, David Haydn-Jones and Jaclyn Smith
BODY BIZARRE (DLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/17/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Life Channel's press release, December 2014) BODY BIZARRE features stories of people living with the most mysterious and incredible medical anomalies, focusing on their total transformation of mind, body, and soul while undergoing treatment. Each one-hour episode uncovers cases from across the globe of real, and really astonishing, medical abnormalities that continue to stump the best doctors and experts. Cases include a young Nepalese man born with three legs to a bizarre spinal defect that left a Brazilian man's head facing upside down, and a rare syndrome that causes a Swedish family to feel no pain. BODY BIZARRE provides unprecedented access into the lives of these individuals and explains the science behind each condition all the while celebrating the remarkable spirit of perseverance.
RUGGED JUSTICE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, December 2014) If you commit the crime, prepare to do hard time... on Animal Planet. This January, the network continues to document the dangerous feats of the men and women who risk their lives to uphold the law with the return of ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOUNTY HUNTERS on Sunday, January 11 at 9 PM (ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of RUGGED JUSTICE on Sunday, January 18 at 8 PM (ET/PT). RUGGED JUSTICE follows Washington State's Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Program as they police the Evergreen State's unforgiving mountain terrains, twisted rainforest back roads and densely populated coastal areas. In the six-episode series, viewers follow the WDFW Police Officers as they patrol more than 42 million acres of rugged terrain, half of it heavily forested and filled with wild animals - and often-dangerous people. The department's dispatchers relay more 225,000 calls annually. Each day brings new challenges and extreme danger. Whether busting poachers along the USA-Canada border, going undercover to take down traffickers in the illegal animal parts trade, or tracking and capturing bears and cougars with the one-of-a-kind Karelian Bear-Dog Unit, the officers of RUGGED JUSTICE risk life and limb to protect natural resources and serve the people of Washington.
K.C. UNDERCOVER (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, December 2014) Multi-talented actress and recording artist Zendaya (ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," Disney Channel's long-running hit "Shake It Up") stars in and also co-produces "K.C. Undercover," a live-action spy-comedy series for kids, tweens and families, premiering SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The premiere episode will be available on WATCH Disney Channel at midnight THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, allowing both verified and new WATCH Disney platform users to watch via their desktop, mobile and connected TV devices that day. The series was created by Corinne Marshall ("Surviving Jack," "Suburgatory") and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein ("Shake It Up"). Zendaya stars as K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz and karate black-belt who learns that her parents are spies when they recruit her to join them in the secret government agency, The Organization. While she now has the latest spy gadgets at her disposal, K.C. has a lot to learn about being a spy, including keeping her new gig a secret from her best friend Marisa. Together, K.C. and her parents, Craig and Kira, and her younger siblings, Ernie and Judy (a humanoid robot), try to balance everyday family life while on undercover missions, near and far, to save the world.
GRANTCHESTER (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) The enlarged MASTERPIECE footprint kicks off with Grantchester, a six-part mystery premiering Sunday, January 18, at 10pm, following new episodes of Downton Abbey. Already a hit in the UK, Grantchester stars James Norton (Happy Valley) as a charismatic young clergyman and Robson Green (Wire in the Blood) as a down-to-earth cop who team up to fight crime in the beautiful hamlet of Grantchester in 1953. Based on the acclaimed mystery novels by James Runcie, the young vicar is styled after Runcie's late father, who was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1980s.
HOARDING: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (DLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Life Channel's press release, December 2014) HOARDING: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS explores Britain's growing number of extreme hoarders and their quest for a cure with the help of friends and family. There are an estimated 1.2 million hoarders in Britain, and the series uncovers that many of them lead seemingly ordinary lives on the outside, but behind their front door lies a shocking reality of rooms packed to the brim with clutter, unsanitary living conditions, and families pushed to the brink. In this 15-episode series, viewers are introduced to hoarders whose lives are being torn apart by their condition and will follow their attempt to part with treasured possessions with the help of a leading psychotherapist and a no nonsense cleaning crew.
CHRISTINA MILIAN TURNED UP (E!)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, October 2014) As part of this loud, loving, opinionated and multi-talented Cuban-American family, Christina Milian has always been the focus, often to the consternation of her two sisters, Danielle and Lizzy. Now, Christina is learning how to share the spotlight, and this all-new E! docu series "Christina Milian Turned Up," follows Christina as she reinvigorates her music career with a new label, a new sound and a new look, all while raising her young daughter Violet with help from mom Carmen and sisters Danielle and Lizzy. This season is all about family when middle-sister Danielle tries to balance a new marriage and motherhood; baby sister Lizzy begins a new chapter as a trained culinary chef and converts to Orthodox Judaism, and Carmen attempts to find a happy medium managing Christina's professional life while keeping a very close watch over her entire family. "Christina Milian Turned Up" premieres Sunday, January 18 at 10:00pm, with episode two following immediately thereafter, at 10:30pm only on E!
OPEN HEART (TEENNICK)
· [series premiere] · 1/20/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TeenNick's press release, December 2014) TeenNick combines suspense with relatable teen drama in the brand-new live-action mystery series, Open Heart, debuting Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET). Produced by Epitome Pictures, a DHX Media company, in association with marblemedia, Open Heart follows 16-year-old Dylan Blake (Karis Cameron), the rebellious daughter of a fractured family of doctors, as she uses her stint as a youth hospital volunteer to secretly investigate the disappearance of her father. Open Heart will air regularly on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (ET) on TeenNick. In the wake of her father's disappearance, 16-year-old Dylan Blake falls in with the wrong crowd, gets arrested, and earns court-ordered community service volunteering at Open Heart Memorial, the hospital where her mother and sister are doctors and where her grandparents are board members and benefactors. All Dylan has to do is follow the rules. The hospital is the last place her father was seen alive and while most people think it's a straightforward case of abandonment, Dylan doesn't believe that and sets out to prove something bad happened to her father. Putting her old delinquent skills back into service, Dylan and her new friends--the bright and gossipy Mikayla (Cristine Prosperi) and the handsome charmer Wes (Justin Kelly) - start looking into her dad's disappearance, unearthing a trail of clues that lead them to some very unexpected places.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 1/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, December 2014) Bravo Media is warming up winter with the new culinary competition series "Best New Restaurant," premiering on Wednesday, January 21 at 10pm ET/PT. Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio dines across the U.S. as host, judge, and executive producer, taking a look at the food world from a fresh direction: the restaurant. The series is also executive produced by restaurateur and TV personality Gordon Ramsay. The majority of the series takes place on location in the restaurants themselves to highlight each establishment's unique point of view. In the end, only one will be crowned Best New Restaurant and win an editorial feature in Bon Appétit, a featured spot at America's number one global food festival, Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit 2015, and $100,000.
MISTRESS, THE (DLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Life Channel's press release, December 2014) Hollywood and the media most commonly portray mistresses as heartless home wreckers but, more often than not, these women don't embody the sexed-up stereotype. Many are duped into these love triangles and struggle with deep feelings of loneliness and personal conflict. Now, one of the world's most famous mistresses - Sarah J. Symonds, author and self-proclaimed former mistress of Chef Gordon Ramsay and Lord Jeffrey Archer - is on a mission to rescue others from the despair of their affairs and portray the hidden life of the often-vilified woman in THE MISTRESS. Each half-hour episode documents Symonds' intervention with one mistress ready to finally escape the trap of an extramarital affair, drawing from her own personal experiences to prove that there's rarely a silver lining when you're the other woman.
WORLD'S WORST MOM (DLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Life Channel's press release, December 2014) WORLD'S WORST MOM aims to diffuse parental paranoia by helping high-strung, fearful moms let go of their tightly held reins so their kids can thrive. This 13-part series follows "worst mom" Lenore Skenazy - a mother of two, an author and a seasoned parenting expert - who suffered intense public criticism in 2008 after allowing her 9-year-old son to ride the NYC subway on his own. Following a media frenzy, Lenore went on an intrepid mission to rescue overprotective parents and their bubble-wrapped kids from a strained relationship. In each episode, Lenore performs interventions with "helicopter parents" who are holding back their kids, taking each family through a series of challenges designed to push boundaries, give their children more freedom, and abolish the fear of letting go.
BACKSTROM (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) BACKSTROM, the offbeat crime procedural starring three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson ("The Office," "Six Feet Under"), premieres Thursday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL XIV's time period premiere (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (BONES), the series follows Detective EVERETT BACKSTROM, an unhealthy, offensive, irascible - albeit brilliant - detective who sees the worst in everyone, and he's usually right.
NIGHTWATCH (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 1/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, December 2014) A&E Network premieres the new nonfiction series "Nightwatch" from executive producer Dick Wolf and his Wolf Reality along with 44 Blue Productions. The hour-long series follows elite teams of emergency responders as they risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight shift in New Orleans, Louisiana. "Nightwatch" premieres Thursday, January 22 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. In the historic city of New Orleans, police officers, fire fighters and EMT's working the overnight shift answer as many as a thousand emergency calls a night. "Nightwatch" follows multiple sets of partners in the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services unit who cover the intense and unpredictable period from 8 PM to 4 AM as they battle time and circumstance to save lives. The skills, dedication and determination that these critical and dangerous jobs require are on full display nightly while each new traumatic call comes in. As the city's heroes, one thing remains clear - the job of an emergency responder in NOLA is not only about saving lives, it's being there as a support system for the community of people in this diverse and inspiring city.
THIS IS NOT HAPPENING (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 1/23/15 at 12:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:30 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, December 2014) "This Is Not Happening," hosted by Ari Shaffir and based on his long-running live show, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Throughout the season, comedians including Rob Corddry, D.L. Hughley, Keegan-Michael Key, Marc Maron, Steve Rannazzisi, Joe Rogan and Paul Scheer will tell their favorite, most embarrassing, or just plain funniest true-life tales around topics including Drugs, Emergencies, Wonder Years, Battles, Sexy Time, and Travel. "This Is Not Happening" was originally developed by CC:Studios, Comedy Central's in-house creative initiative for the development of original digital comedy. Executive produced by Ari Shaffir, Eric Abrams, Sam Saifer, and Jeff Tomsic, who also directed.
LOVE LUST OR RUN (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/23/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, November 2014) WHAT NOT TO WEAR fans, prepare to rejoice! Style maven, and often times psychologist Stacy London is back and tackling a new fashion mission, but in this all-new series, it's about make-UNDERS. LOVE, LUST OR RUN, set to premiere on Friday, January 23rd at 9/8c, features women with major fashion mishaps as they come to Stacy for help in turning their over-the-top looks from WTF to WOW. The 12-episode run is produced by True Entertainment. In every half-hour episode of LOVE, LUST OR RUN, Stacy coaches each woman on her fashion choices and under Stacy's tutelage she discovers what impact her choices are actually making in her life. At the beginning of each episode, viewers are given a glimpse at how defensive a woman dedicated to outrageous fashion can become when Stacy reveals how strangers on the street rate her style: either "Love" "Lust" or "Run." Next, each woman strips off her hair extensions, wild clothes, and garish makeup in order to start with a blank slate. Stacy then guides each woman through a transformative make-under, which will dramatically change her look and allow her to channel what she really wants from the outside world. Episodes will culminate when Stacy again takes to the streets to ask strangers to rate the woman's transformed style as "Love" "Lust" or "Run."
WITH THIS RING (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/24/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2014) Regina Hall (Think Like a Man Too) and Grammy(R) Award winners Jill Scott (Get On Up, Steel Magnolias) and Eve Jeffers Cooper (Whip It, Barbershop) star as three single friends who vow to get married within a year after attending their best friend's wedding in the Lifetime Original Movie With This Ring (#WithThisRing). Premiering Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 8pm ET/PT, the romantic comedy based on the best seller The Vow by Denene Millner, Angela Burt-Murray and Mitzi Miller also stars Brooklyn Sudano (My Wife and Kids), NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders (Deion's Family Playbook), Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane), Jason George (Grey's Anatomy) and Brian White (The Night Before).
LOVE BY THE BOOK (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/24/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) After a childhood filled with reading fairytales, bookstore owner Emma (Renee) believes in handsome princes and happily ever afters. Unlike her happily married coworker Marilyn (Powers), Emma has yet to be swept away by her own prince charming. Trying to both find an idyllic love life and impress her store's investor, Frank (Schneider), Emma balances time dating romantic suitor Landon (Ryan Bittle, "All My Children") and time at her store with Frank's nettlesome son, Eric (Kristopher Turner, "Saving Hope"). Although Landon demonstrates real knight and shining armor potential with his romantic overtures, he doesn't understand her priorities or support her passions like Eric does. As Emma weighs fairytale courtship against genuine commitment, she learns that real love has more layers than storybook romances. Starring: Leah Renee, Kristopher Turner, John Schneider, Ryan Bittle, Stefanie Powers, Cherilyn Wilson, Cuyle Carvin, Michael Ensign
AWAY & BACK (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/25/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) When a family of swans make their home on the Peterson farm, it's love at first sight for 10-year-old daughter Frankie. But along comes no-nonsense ornithologist Ginny Newsom (Kelly), who rushes in to "save" the majestic birds. For Frankie's dad Jack (Lee), it's dislike at first sight when he encounters pushy, know-it-all Ginny. Frankie and her brothers are anything but neutral observers as they watch the initial hostility between their widowed father and the strong-willed Ginny transform into something else. Could that be romance in the air? Starring: Jason Lee, Minka Kelly
SONS OF LIBERTY (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 1/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, November 2014) HISTORY(R) premieres its newest scripted miniseries, SONS OF LIBERTY on January 25, 26 and 27 at 9 p.m. The three-night, six-hour event follows a defiant and radical group of young men - Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren - as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution, the cast depicting them includes: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond-James (Jack Reacher, Terriers, True Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas (Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) plays the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage; Jason O'Mara (The Good Wife, Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as General George Washington and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
ELLEN'S DESIGN CHALLENGE (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, December 2014) Ellen's Design Challenge, HGTV's new furniture competition series - conceptualized by television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres - is set to premiere Monday, January 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The six-episode series, Ellen's first on cable television, will feature six competitors as they tackle ingenious challenges to sketch, design and build extraordinary furniture. Produced by Ellen's production company, A Very Good Production, and A. Smith & Co. in association with Telepictures, the competition series requires that contestants create inventive furniture designs to avoid elimination. The last competitor standing receives a $100,000 cash prize courtesy of Wayfair.com and gets to see their work featured in HGTV Magazine. "I realized when I had my name on the show that I could change the rules," said Ellen. "Plus, I love furniture and I love television, so to put furniture on television is a win-win."
BIZARRE FOODS: DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 1/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, December 2014) Curious culinarian and James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Zimmern continues his search for the most interesting dishes across the globe in the new original series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations," premiering with back-to-back episodes on Monday, January 26 at 9:00 p.m & 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes. From melt in your mouth chocolate in Zurich to decadent gelato in Florence, savory paella in Barcelona to creamy clam chowder in Boston, the half-hour weekly series is an exploration of iconic foods, where they came from, how they are made, and the right way to eat them.
MUD, SWEAT & GEARS (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 1/26/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, December 2014) BBC AMERICA's Mud, Sweat and Gears is a brand new competitive car show which hurtles onto screens in the New Year. Each week hosts Tom 'Wookie' Ford and Jonny Smith captain a team of two car nuts and go head-to-head to transform everyday vehicles. They have 24 hours to mutate, supersize and reconstruct - once transformed, the vehicles are raced in three extreme missions involving head-to-head sprints, timed challenges and stunts, lots of stunts. The missions are daring, adventurous, fun, and competitive - and all tied to different episode themes rolling out each week. Mud, Sweat and Gears premieres Monday, January 26 at 10:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA.
SONS OF LIBERTY (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 1/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, November 2014) HISTORY(R) premieres its newest scripted miniseries, SONS OF LIBERTY on January 25, 26 and 27 at 9 p.m. The three-night, six-hour event follows a defiant and radical group of young men - Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren - as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution, the cast depicting them includes: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond-James (Jack Reacher, Terriers, True Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas (Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) plays the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage; Jason O'Mara (The Good Wife, Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as General George Washington and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
REBEL WITHOUT A KITCHEN (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 1/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
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MISSISSIPPI RIVERMEN (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 1/28/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
FORTITUDE (PIVOT)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/29/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pivot's press release, December 2014) Pivot announced today that Fortitude, the network's first original scripted drama will premiere Thursday, January 29 at 10:00 pm ET with a special two-hour television event. The 12-part one-hour series, starring Stanley Tucci, Richard Dormer and Michael Gambon, airs Thursdays at 10:00 pm with encores every Friday at 10:00pm ET. The dark drama series set in the melting Arctic, featuring psychological and thriller elements, tells the story of the small idyllic town of Fortitude, whose peaceful existence is shattered after a brutal and shocking murder. Above-average temperatures lead to a record ice melt revealing secrets long since hidden beneath the frozen landscape. Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads the investigation and is forced to work alongside DCI Morton (Stanley Tucci), a detective who has flown into town from the mainland to contribute his forensic expertise. As the search for the killer progresses, their list of suspects - and suspicions of each other- grows.
BREAKING GREENVILLE (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/29/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, June 2014) When a spunky young reporter from Connecticut lands her first big job in a small-town news market, an unexpected shake-up occurs. truTV's Local News (working title) follows a group of local anchors as they compete for the top spot in the game. The character-driven docu-soap will spotlight the playful - and at times cut-throat - rivalry between two local news stations and the dynamic newscasters who are determined to take their jobs seriously, even when some of the news they cover is less than serious. truTV has ordered eight episodes of Local News, which is being produced for the network by Electus.
DUFF TILL DAWN (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 1/29/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, December 2014) When the sun sets, the ultimate underground cake competition begins on new series Duff Till Dawn, premiering on Thursday, January 29th at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Host Duff Goldman's bakery becomes a battleground after hours for two talented teams of cake decorators, as their skills and creativity are tested with challenges and twists to create the most outstanding and over-the-top cakes. Competitors must amaze rotating judges Haylie Duff (Real Girl's Kitchen), Elena Fox (Ace of Cakes), Carrie Keagan (Television Personality), Geof Manthorne (Ace of Cakes), Catherine McCord (Guy's Grocery Games), Alysia Reiner (Actress), Kelis Rogers (Musician and Host of Holiday Feast with Kelis), Aarti Sequeiria (Aarti Party), Kevin Smith (Writer/Director) and Sherry Yard (Cutthroat Kitchen) with the boldest, tastiest and most impressive cakes for the chance to win bragging rights and the coveted golden whisk.
30TH BIRTHDAY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/31/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) Lindsay Corwin (Park) is a long-time believer in birthday wishes and she has wished for everything over the years from a puppy to a promotion. As she approaches her 30th birthday, Lindsay laments to her best friend Dave (Hollingsworth) that not one of them has ever come true and her life is nothing like she envisioned. Still just an assistant at her green product firm, and reeling from her latest dating disaster, Lindsay is ready to give up on her long wish list. But when Dave throws her a surprise 30th birthday party, Lindsay resolves to blow out her candles and make one final wish: for all of her wishes to come true. Within days, Lindsay's 30 years of wishes start to become a reality. Her divorced parents reconcile, she loses weight, is promoted at work, wins a brand new house and even gets a special kiss from her favorite TV star (Dean Cain). Then, Lindsay meets Reed (Lemke), a passionate environmental tycoon who could fulfill her best wish of all: finding Mr. Right. As Lindsay and Reed begin a whirlwind romance too good to be true, Dave longs to tell her about his own deepening feelings for her. But soon, Lindsay's new dream life starts to fall apart and threatens to compromise her character, her friendships and her potential for true, lasting love. Stars: Megan Park, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Dean Cain
BEAUTIFUL & TWISTED (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/31/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2014) Rob Lowe (Drew Peterson: Untouchable, Parks and Recreation), Paz Vega (Spanglish, Grace of Monaco) and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award winner Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown, Sex and the City) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Beautiful & Twisted (#BeautifulAndTwisted). The true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history, Beautiful & Twisted premieres Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Set against blue-sky Miami in a world of money, privilege and excess, the high-flying millionaire heir to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel fortune, Ben Novack, Jr. (Lowe), marries a stunning stripper, Narcy (Vega). But the couple's intense relationship, sparked by fetish and kink, quickly devolves into a marriage in which both lovers inexplicably coexist on love and distrust. When Ben is found brutally murdered, the city's elite is shaken to the core. As police untangle a web of deviant behavior, Narcy emerges as the prime suspect. Bergen portrays Ben's mother, Bernice Novack, whose suspicions surrounding Narcy lead to her demise at the hands of her ruthless daughter-in-law.
STREET ART THROWDOWN (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 2/3/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, October 2014) Oxygen Media dares to be different as it brings art to life with its groundbreaking, adrenaline-charged competition series "Street Art Throwdown," premiering Tuesday, February 3 at 9 PM ET/PT. World-renowned street artist Justin BUA serves as host, co-judge and executive producer on the show, which pits 10 of the country's most promising artists against one another. The series tests not only their physical stamina, but also pushes their artistic skills to the limit in hopes of jumpstarting their career with a $100,000 grand prize. "Street Art Throwdown" is shot at some of the most iconic Los Angeles locations as young, passionate hopefuls strive to bring their vision to life and showcase their work to the world. Furiously scaling walls, climbing fences and navigating underground tunnels, these artists must have the talent, style and hustle to battle it out to the end. "Street Art Throwdown" is part of Oxygen's rebrand, launching on Tuesday, October 7th with the network's new look and tagline, very real, targeting young, modern women.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/4/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, December 2014) ABC announced the premiere date today for new half hour comedy "Fresh Off the Boat." Inspired by Eddie Huang's best-selling memoir by the same name, "Fresh Off the Boat" will be sampled twice in ABC's Wednesday night comedy block on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 at both 8:30 and 9:31 p.m., followed by its time slot premiere on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET). It's 1995 and 11-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) has just moved with his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando. They quickly discover things are very different there. Orlando doesn't even have a Chinatown -- unless you count the Huang house. Eddie's dad, Louis (Randall Park), has dragged the family to the 'burbs to pursue his version of the American dream, opening Cattleman's Ranch Steakhouse, a struggling western-themed restaurant. Louis thinks that the best way to get customers in the door is to hire a white host to greet them and make them feel comfortable. Eddie's mom, Jessica (Constance Wu), has agreed to the move, but she finds Orlando a strange place -- from the rollerblading stay-at-home moms, to the hospital-like grocery stores, to the fact that the humidity has ruined her hair. Inspired by a true story, "Fresh Off the Boat" stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan. Eddie Huang provides the voice over narration.
EARTH A NEW WILD (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) PBS' lineup of great nature, science and technology programming - "Think Wednesday" - returns with "event programs" such as the five-part series EARTH A NEW WILD, hosted by leading conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, who takes a fresh look at humanity's relationship to the wild places and fascinating species of our planet. The series premieres February 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
ALLEGIANCE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Alex O'Connor (Gavin Stenhouse, "Person of Interest"), a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when its revealed that his parents, Mark (Scott Cohen, "Necessary Roughness") and Katya (Hope Davis, "The Newsroom," "In Treatment") are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago. But today the Kremlin has re-enlisted them into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees. Years ago, Russian-born Katya was tasked by the KGB to recruit American businessman Mark O'Connor as a spy - and the two fell in love. A deal was struck: As long as Katya remained an asset for Russia, and it was agreed that her services could be called on in the future, she would be allowed to marry Mark and move to America. After years in America building a happy life and without word from Moscow, they thought they had escaped. Now it seems that the new Mother Russia has one more mission - turning Alex into a spy. For these anguished parents, the choice is clear: Betray their country or risk their family. George Nolfi, John Glenn, Rashad Raisani, Avi Nir, Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen, Giyora Yahalom and Yona Weisenthal serve as executive producers.
BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 2/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, November 2014) AMC announced today a two-night television event for the premiere of its next new drama series "Better Call Saul." The prequel to the award-winning series "Breaking Bad," "Saul" will debut on Sunday, February 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with its second episode airing the next day, Monday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. The series will then continue to air Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. From "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan and "Breaking Bad" writer Peter Gould, "Better Call Saul" focuses on the evolution of the popular "Breaking Bad" character Saul Goodman, portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, before he ever became Walter White's lawyer. The series is executive produced by Gilligan, Gould, Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad," Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify," "Halt and Catch Fire") with "Breaking Bad" alums Thomas Schnauz and Stewart A. Lyons as co-executive producers for Sony Pictures Television.
SCHITT'S CREEK (POP)
· [series premiere] · 2/11/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from POP's press release, October 2014) SCHITT'S CREEK, a character-driven comedy series created by and starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel, will premiere on POP (currently TVGN), becoming the first original scripted project in the history of the network. SCHITT'S CREEK on POP will debut with 13 half-hour episodes and will star Emmy(R) winners Eugene Levy ("American Pie," "Best In Show," "SCTV") and Catherine O'Hara ("Home Alone," "Best In Show," "SCTV") and Chris Elliott ("How I Met Your Mother," "Late Night With David Letterman," "There's Something About Mary") alongside Daniel Levy ("Admission," MTV's "The Hills After Show") and Annie Murphy ("Blue Mountain State"). The series centers on a formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their two kids, über-hipster son David (Daniel Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy), who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing town they once bought as a joke.
SLAP, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/12/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Meet Hector: a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th. Meet Aisha: Hector's beautiful and intelligent wife who is planning his birthday party filled with friends and his very boisterous Greek family. Sounds like the makings of a great day, right? Wrong. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by, the built-up tension explodes when Hector's hotheaded cousin slaps another couple's misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends with the child's parents vowing legal action. But what the hosts and guests don't know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family ... and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved. The series stars Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Melissa George, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Sadoski. The series is executive produced by writer Jon Robin Baitz, the team of Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, director Lisa Cholodenko, Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon and Chris Oliver-Taylor.
STYLE BY JURY (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 2/13/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, December 2014) When it comes to fashion, sometimes there are bad choices and an occasional infraction, and then there are the repeat offenders. Now, they'll have to face the consequences in TLC's new series STYLE BY JURY. Hosted by style experts Louise Roe and Preston Konrad, the new series premieres Friday, February 13 at 9:30PM ET/PT. Each episode of STYLE BY JURY features fashion felons accused of committing some of the most terrible "style crimes" as they are put on trial. But this is no ordinary courtroom; they will be secretly critiqued behind a two-way mirror by a jury of their peers, and confronted with what kind of first impression their physical appearance is making to the outside world. The verdict may not be pretty, and each offender will be sentenced to undergo a dramatic makeover transformation to help bring their inner confidence and beauty out for the world to see.
PREACHERS OF DETROIT (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 2/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, December 2014) Oxygen Media expands the network's popular franchise and heads to Motown with the season premiere of "Preachers Detroit," on Wednesday, February 18 at 10 PM ET/PT. The series focuses on powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit in Detroit, Michigan. The prominent pastors include: Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Pastor Tim Alden, Pastor David Bullock, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston, Pastor Don William Shelby Jr. and Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole. "Preachers of Detroit" showcases the unique perspective of men and women of God in their places of faith as well as throughout their lives outside of the church. From the challenges of being a woman bishop in a field that is dominated by men to keeping faith alive in a city that has faced tremendous hardship, these pastors are strong and resilient individuals who are not afraid to push boundaries in their communities.
ODD COUPLE, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/19/15 at 8:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) CBS announced today that TWO AND A HALF MEN, one of television's most successful comedies, will conclude its 12th and final season with a special one-hour series finale on Thursday, Feb. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Additionally, the new comedy THE ODD COUPLE, starring Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, will make its series premiere Thursday, Feb. 19 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), between an original episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY and the TWO AND A HALF MEN series finale.
OUTLAW COUNTRY (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 2/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, November 2014) Set in the town of Buckner, Missouri, "Outlaw Country" chronicles the perennial battle between law enforcement and crime by following Steve and Mike Cook, brothers who act as Sheriff and head of the Buckner Criminal Task Force, respectively, as they clash with John and Josh Monk, brothers they suspect are responsible for the town's surge in crime. In this one hour docudrama, producers were given full access to both the police force and the Monk Brothers' camp, providing an unprecedented look at crime in a small town from both sides of the law. "Outlaw Country" is executive-produced by Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey for Bischoff Hervey Entertainment ("The Devils Ride," "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago"), alongside Robert Kaprill and Peter Karlin. WGN America has ordered seven one-hour episodes to premiere Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT).
GOOD WITCH, THE (HALLMARK)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Hallmark's press release, December 2014) Hallmark Channel announces the two-hour World Premiere event of "Good Witch," a Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series, Saturday, February 28, 2015 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). The enchanting new series will have viewers spellbound with Catherine Bell ("Army Wives," "JAG," "Bruce Almighty"), who returns to the network as audiences' beloved 'good witch' Cassie Nightingale, alongside series regulars Bailee Madison ("Northpole," "Just Go With It," "The Fosters") and Golden Globe(R) Award and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner James Denton ("Desperate Housewives"). "Good Witch" will take viewers on a new magical journey with Cassie Nightingale (Bell) and her bright, young-teenage daughter Grace (Madison), who shares her mom's special intuitive charm. When Sam, a doctor (Denton), and his teenage son move in next door to Grey House, they are immediately charmed by the 'magical' mother-daughter duo and wonder is it really magic, a lucky coincidence or just a special intuitive insight only this family possesses? Based on the network's most successful Original Movie franchise of all time, "Good Witch" will inspire with each intriguing episode and will have viewers immediately charmed by the quaint town of Middleton - which is in store for new changes, big surprises, and, of course, a little bit of magic!
SECRETS AND LIES (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) SECRETS AND LIES - Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect after he discovers the body of his neighbor's young son, Tom Murphy, in the woods. Even as Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) digs for the truth in her investigation and pegs Ben as a "person of interest," the case unfolds from Ben's perspective -- whether he is guilty or not. In trying to clear his name, it is Ben who peels back the layers of these suburbanites' lives in their quiet cul de sac, revealing their dirty little deceptions and all-too-crowded closets overflowing with skeletons. No one is above suspicion. Ben's family's life, already privately in disarray, is turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence.
LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE (FOX)
· [one-hour series premiere - special time] · 3/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) End-of-the-world comedy THE LAST MAN ON EARTH premieres with a special one-hour event of back-to-back episodes Sunday, March 1 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), and then moves into its regular time period the following week on Sunday, March 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Executive-produced, created by and starring Will Forte ("Nebraska," "Saturday Night Live"), and executive-produced and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord ("The Lego Movie," "22 Jump Street"), the single-camera comedy chronicles the life and adventures of an average guy - and humanity's last hope - who discovers what life is like when no one is telling you what you can and cannot do.
BATTLE CREEK (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) BATTLE CREEK, from Emmy Award winners David Shore ("House") and Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad"), will premiere Sunday, March 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), two weeks following CSI's season finale in the time period. The series stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as two mismatched law enforcement officers whose polar opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain and humor as they clean up the hardscrabble streets of Battle Creek, Mich. BATTLE CREEK also stars Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Aubrey Dollar and Edward Fordham, Jr. David Shore, Vince Gilligan, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran, Bryan Singer and Mark Johnson are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.
CSI: CYBER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) CSI: CYBER, the next generation in the successful global CSI franchise, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette as the head of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, premieres Wednesday, March 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Freshman drama STALKER, which has won its time period every week against regularly scheduled competition, will return to the schedule later this season. CSI: CYBER also stars James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz and Hayley Kiyoko. Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker, Pam Veasey, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
DIG (USA)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, October 2014) USA Network has ordered four additional episodes of the highly anticipated event series DIG, bringing the series to a total of 10 episodes. Additionally, the network announced that the thriller will premiere on Thursday, March 5. DIG is executive produced by powerhouse auspices Tim Kring ("Heroes") and Gideon Raff ("Homeland"), and comes from Universal Cable Productions. The pilot was shot in Israel, and subsequent episodes are being shot in Croatia and New Mexico. An action thriller, DIG tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, a city shrouded in ancient intrigue. FBI agent Peter Connelly (Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs, "Awake") has had his fair share of heartbreak. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss, and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan (Emmy Award-winner Anne Heche, "Save Me"). When he sets out to solve the murder of a young American, Peter soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that delves into the Holy Land's darkest secrets. What he discovers is a conspiracy thousands of years in-the -making that threatens to change the course of history. While Peter races to figure out what it all means, he quickly finds that he may not be the only one searching for answers.
AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) A young couple in Modesto, California were brutally attacked in their home leaving Matt Skokie, a war vet, murdered, and his wife, Gwen, unconscious, barely hanging on. The crime sends shock waves throughout the community stirring up tensions across socioeconomic and racial lines in this gritty new drama - from the points of view of all those involved.
ROYALS, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 3/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, December 2014) Love, hate, lust and revenge will be taken to a delightfully decadent new level when E! premieres the network's first scripted series, "The Royals," on Sunday, March 15th at 10pm ET. The 60-minute drama series depicts the lives of a fictional monarchy in modern times where power is everything, limits do not exist, and trust is a luxury this family can't afford. Leading the stellar cast are Elizabeth Hurley and Vincent Regan as Queen Helena and King Simon, along with William Moseley as Prince Liam and Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor. The internationally esteemed ensemble adding anarchy in the monarchy are Merritt Patterson, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach, Tom Austen, Sophie Colquhoun, and Oliver Milburn. The legendary Joan Collins will also guest star as the Grand Duchess of Oxford. "The Royals" is produced by Lionsgate, executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn ("One Tree Hill"), and executive produced by Brian Robbins, Joe Davola ("One Tree Hill," "Smallville"), and Shauna Phelan.
ONE BIG HAPPY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/17/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Best friends Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert, "Happy Endings") and Luke (Nick Zano, "2 Broke Girls") are like family. As kids, they saw each other's parents go through divorce and have ever since formed an inseparable bond. Now, all grown up and still single, they've decided to start a family of their own, but in a non-traditional way. Lizzy, who is a lesbian, wants to raise a child with Luke by her side. Then one night, Luke falls for Prudence (Kelly Brook, "Smallville"), a free-spirited British girl who's due to go back to England in a matter of days. Then, just as Lizzy discovers that she's actually pregnant, Luke announces that he and Prudence have gotten married and in an instant - a different kind of family is born. The cast also includes Brandon Mychal Smith, Rebecca Corry and Chris Williams. Liz Feldman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman and director Scott Ellis (pilot) serve as executive producers.
BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 3/25/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, December 2014) From Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf ("Next Time on Lonny"), along with Ben Stiller, "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" is a weekly, half-hour series about two delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers, played by Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson. Produced by Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Comedy Central's first serialized comedy follows the brothers as they are kicked out of their parents' house and forced to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives, leading them on an epic journey in pursuit of their American dream. The series also stars Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jon Bass, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Keith David, Marcus Giamatti and Michael Madsen.
DOVEKEEPERS, THE (CBS)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 3/31/15 at 9:00 PM
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) CBS today announced THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.
WEIRD LONERS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/31/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) New ensemble comedy WEIRD LONERS debuts Tuesday, March 31 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). From writer Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens") and director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL), the un-romantic comedy follows four single mid-30-somethings (Becki Newton, "Ugly Betty"; Zachary Knighton, "Happy Endings"; Nate Torrence, "Hello Ladies"; and newcomer Meera Rohit Kumbhani), who are unexpectedly thrust into one another's lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY, townhouse.
YOUNGER (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 3/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, December 2014) TV Land is giving viewers a look into "Younger," the network's newest original series from "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, with an extended scene released today. Now shooting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the series stars two-time Tony Award(R) winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella. "Younger" re-teams Star with Patricia Field, the renowned stylist who was behind the trend-setting looks on "Sex and the City." The series will now premiere on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT. "Younger" follows 40-year old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it's nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with the sexy Josh (Tortorella), a young tattoo artist, convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 - with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams. Now she just has to make sure no one discovers her secret.
DOVEKEEPERS, THE (CBS)
· [original mini-series finale] · 4/1/15 at 9:00 PM
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) CBS today announced THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.
A.D. (NBC)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Following the eye-opening success of "The Bible" miniseries on History, the 12-hour miniseries "A.D." - from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey - will look at the lives that were instantly altered following the death of Christ. His disciples, mother Mary and key political religious leaders at the time saw their world turned upside down and their lives forever altered. Beginning at the fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, part two of the Greatest Story Ever Told will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and disseminate the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, starting a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world. "A.D." stars Greta Scaachi as Mother Mary, Richard Coyle as Caiaphus, Vincent Regan as Pilate, Adam Levy as Peter, Chipo Chung as Mary Magdalene and Juan Pablo Di Pace as Jesus. Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Richard Bedser serve as executive producers.
ODYSSEY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist. After a team of American soldiers battles Jihadists in North Africa, they're shocked to find that one of the men they killed is Al Qaeda's top man. Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies") - a soldier, mother, wife and the unit's only female member - discovers computer files that suggest a major U.S. corporation is funding the Jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and left for dead. News is reported that the unit was wiped out, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit's assassination by U.S. Special Forces. In New York, former U.S. Attorney Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli, "Nurse Jackie") is working on a merger deal for the same company that was funneling money to the Jihadists. Meanwhile, Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, "The Carrie Diaries"), a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial conspiracy. And he's right: He's stumbled onto the cover-up that began with Odelle and will soon be out in the open and everyone's lives will be in danger. The only way they'll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it. Writers Adam Armus and Kay Foster, and writer-director Peter Horton serve as executive producers with Simon Maxwell, Mikkel Bondesen, Henrik Bastin and Kristen Campo.
WOLF HALL (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 10:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) On April 5, three-time Tony(R) Award-winning actor Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, a highly anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. The six-part series charts the shrewd and brilliant rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court - from a blacksmith's son to Henry VIII's closest advisor.
SAVING MY TOMORROW (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/15 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, November 2014) "Earth is our home. We only have one and if we mess this up... where do we go next? We don't have another earth right next to us, just in case we lose this one," says Hippocrates Polemis, an eight-year-old featured in SAVING MY TOMORROW. In a unique partnership, HBO and the American Museum of Natural History present SAVING MY TOMORROW, starting with a two-part family special about the environment, debuting MONDAY, DEC. 15 (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT).
WAYWARD PINES (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, December 2014) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Fox International Channels announce the global premiere of the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES. The highly anticipated event series, based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs") and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan, will premiere Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, while also debuting simultaneously in more than 125 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America. The global WAYWARD PINES debut will be the world's largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever. The series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon ("Crash") as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. In addition to Dillon, the stellar cast includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo ("The Fighter"), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow"), Carla Gugino ("Entourage"), Shannyn Sossamon ("How to Make It in America"), Toby Jones ("Infamous," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Reed Diamond ("24," "Much Ado About Nothing"), Tim Griffin ("Prime Suspect"), Charlie Tahan ("Charlie St. Cloud") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis ("Cape Fear").
TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, August 2014) HISTORY's eight-hour television event series TEXAS RISING will premiere Memorial Day 2015, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. The series will detail the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. TEXAS RISING is produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America in association with Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY. Leslie Greif (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS) is executive producer. Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) is directing with an all-star cast including: Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow and Kris Kristofferson. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes - no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna. The heroic General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas," lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds. At the end, the Texas flags stood tall and victorious, claiming a piece of history for all eternity.