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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
NOTES FROM THE FIELD (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 2/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, January 2018) NOTES FROM THE FIELD: This adaptation of Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's acclaimed one-woman show dramatizes the accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison pipeline, which pushes underprivileged, minority youth out of the classroom and into incarceration. Drawn from interviews with more than 250 people living and working within a challenged system, and featuring Smith's fearless portrayals of 18 real-life characters, the film shines a light on a lost generation of American youth, hoping to inspire awareness and change. Executive produced by Gary Goetzman, Anna Deavere Smith; produced by Frank Garritano, Emily Cohen, Steven Shareshian; directed by Kristi Zea; written by Anna Deavere Smith. Debuts Feb. 24
ROYAL HEARTS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 2/24/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, January 2018) Since the passing his wife, Hank Pavlik (Brolin) has made the ranch his only life. But when his daughter, Kelly Pavlik (Busby) is met by a lawyer retained to locate her father, life is about to get interesting. Being that he is the last living relative, Hank has inherited the late King of Merania's throne - a responsibility that doesn't interest him. Reminding Hank that you don't turn your back on family, Kelly encourages him to stay because without a king Merania's independence is threatened by King Nikolas, the ruler of the neighboring country. Meanwhile, Kelly has taken an interest in Alex (Cooper), the adorable stable hand for the estate. When King Nikolas of Ambrosia (Lachlan Nieboer) comes to visit Kelly gets swept off her feet and while at the Royal Ball, King Nikolas surprises Kelly with a marriage proposal. After some investigating Alex discovers Ambrosia is broke. King Nikolas' proposal is simply a business transaction to acquire Merania's natural resources. Realizing an opportunity with King Nikolas' predicament, Hank devises a diplomatic solution that could both secure Merania's independence and the future of Ambrosia.
SECRETS OF THE LOST (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 2/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, February 2018) Exactly how Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza was built has mystified archaeologists for centuries. Now an incredible new discovery, the oldest Egyptian text ever found, details the work of a man, Merer, who was tasked with helping ferry thousands of tons of stone to the construction site of the Great Pyramid. This remarkable document from a 4,500- year-old piece of papyrus, is finally helping unlock the deepest secrets of this super-sized monument. Science Channel kicks off its new series that explores magnificent mysteries found around the globe, SECRETS OF THE LOST, with two episodes detailing what was involved in constructing one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The new, six-episode series premieres Sunday, February 25 at 10pm ET/PT on Science Channel.
LIVING BIBLICALLY (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/26/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, December 2017) Also in February, CBS will premiere the new comedy LIVING BIBLICALLY (f.k.a. "By the Book") on Monday, Feb. 26 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) after 9JKL completes its season order. LIVING BIBLICALLY stars Jay R. Ferguson as Chip Curry, a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly in accordance with the Bible. As he begins his sincere spiritual journey toward a more moral life with the help of his wife and friends, Chip wonders if he'll be able to take a page - or every page - out of the Good Book, and if the effect will be of Biblical proportions. Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, David Krumholtz, Tony Rock and Camryn Manheim also star.
GOOD GIRLS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/26/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) When three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it's time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn't take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think. From executive producer Jenna Bans ("Scandal") comes this comedy-infused drama that mixes a little "Thelma & Louise" with a bit of "Breaking Bad." The cast includes Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard and Matthew Lillard. Jenna Bans will write and executive produce. Dean Parisot directs and executive produces the pilot. Jeannine Renshaw also executive produces. "Good Girls" is produced by Universal Television.
MCMAFIA (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 2/26/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, January 2018) AMC's groundbreaking new international thriller "McMafia" is an eight-part series created by Hossein Amini (The Snowman, Our Kind of Traitor) and James Watkins (Black Mirror, The Take) and inspired by Misha Glenny's best-selling book of the same name. The series charts Alex Godman's (James Norton) journey as he is drawn deeper and deeper into the world of organized crime. As the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, Alex has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of that criminal past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca (Juliet Rylance). But when his family's past returns to threaten them, Alex is forced to confront his values to protect those he loves. What starts out as a story of survival and revenge becomes an epic tale of a man's struggle against the lures of corruption in the modern world and in himself. Impressive and intimate, glamorous and gritty, "McMafia" is both global in scale and forensic in detail.
SHOOT THE MESSENGER (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 2/26/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, November 2017) WGN America announced today that its recently acquired, thrilling new series, "Shoot the Messenger," is slated to premiere on Monday February 26, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT. The network also released today a new teaser trailer for the eight-part event series starring Elyse Levesque ("Orphan Black"), Lyriq Bent ("She's Gotta Have It," "The Book of Negroes"), Lucas Bryant ("Haven") and Alex Kingston ("Doctor Who," "ER"). "'Shoot the Messenger' is a great fit for our powerful line-up of crime programming," said Gavin Harvey, President, WGN America. "It's a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that addresses topical issues and will resonate with not only our core viewers, but also a new audience of crime enthusiasts." Centering on the complex relationships between crime reporters and the police, "Shoot the Messenger" follows Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang related, only to find herself slowly drawn into an interconnected web of criminal and illicit sexual activity that reaches into the corridors of corporate and political power. It's the kind of news story that will destroy lives, including those of her own family. With help from her editor Mary Foster (Alex Kingston), co-worker Simon Olenski (Lucas Bryant), and lead homicide detective Kevin Lutz (Lyriq Bent), Daisy uncovers a cover-up so scandalous it could bring down the government.
FINAL SPACE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/26/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, January 2018) Then, on Monday, February 26th, TBS will debut the new animated intergalactic space saga Final Space on at 10:30pm PT/ ET immediately following American Dad! for an hour-long animation block. Final Space is an epic animated sci-fi comedy about a spaceman named Gary who is working off a prison sentence and makes a mysterious new alien friend Mooncake who he immediately bonds with. But what Gary doesn't know is that his adorable new sidekick is actually wanted by the sinister Lord Commander who will stop at nothing to use Mooncake's untapped powers for evil. Final Space is created by "Tennessee wonder child" Olan Rogers, who is an independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur with close to a million YouTube subscribers. Rogers and David Sacks are writers and executive producers for the TBS original, which is produced by Conaco, New Form and in association with Turner's Studio T. Rogers stars in the animated series alongside Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Tika Sumpter, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway. "Final Space has been an actual dream come true for me. I wanted to create an epic sci-fi comedic serialized animated adventure with a plethora of heart ever since I was a kid," said Creator and Executive Producer, Olan Rogers. "Final Space has comedy, genuine emotion and truly heartbreaking moments. It's been amazing to have such a great team behind this project, really working to push the limits of what an animated show can be."
UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF TUPAC AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. (USA)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, December 2017) UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF TUPAC AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. is a 10-episode, true crime anthology series that chronicles the dual police investigations of Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry's most legendary players, Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and The Notorious B.I.G. (Wavyy Jonez). Emmy(R) winner Anthony Hemingway ("The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story") is set to direct and will executive produce along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (SUITS) is writing the pilot and will also executive produce. Former LAPD Detective from the 2006 investigation into the murders Greg Kading will also serve as co-executive producer. The limited series is from Universal Cable Productions.
WINTER BREAK: HUNTER MOUNTAIN (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, January 2018) Fresh off MTV's second consecutive quarter of YoY growth - its best streak in six years - the network will globally premiere "Winter Break: Hunter Mountain." The new docu-series executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano will debut on Tuesday, February 27th at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT for an eight episode run in the US, followed by an international rollout. One season out of the year, the East Coast becomes the "Ice Coast," and the party moves from the beach to the mountains. Serving as a rite of passage for young people who want to get away for a winter break, Hunter Mountain is an idyllic ski resort that offers twentysomethings the chance to escape their regular lives, ski and snowboard their hearts out and mingle with other likeminded singles. "Winter Break: Hunter Mountain" will document the lives of eight young people who connect over their need to getaway -- and the impact their winter together has on their lives.
LOOMING TOWER, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, November 2017) Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal - trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil.
TWIN TURBOS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, January 2018) For father-son duo Doug and Brad DeBerti, custom car building isn't just a hobby, it's their life. From creating a truck modeled after a fighter jet to developing the first ever drift racing truck, the DeBerti's have been building one-of-a-kind cars and trucks for more than two decades, winning over twenty awards, and turning the family business into a household name. Together, they push the boundaries on each custom build to create outrageous, state-of-the-art vehicles in the brand-new series TWIN TURBOS, premiering Wednesday, February 28 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery. NASCAR driver Joey Logano will appear in the series as a mentor to Brad DeBerti who hopes to one day race the oval tracks. For the past 25 years, Doug has been a notable figure in the world of custom builds, but Brad is known for something different - he is a racing prodigy. In 2014, the DeBerti's used their successes in the garage to help fund and launch Brad's racing career and he took the motorsports world by storm - winning the 2015 Pro-Light Rookie of the Year, followed by the 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road - Pro-Light championship. With his dad as his spotter and coach, Brad chased his NASCAR dreams until a horrific accident flipped his truck seven times, landing Brad in the hospital with serious injuries. Now, two years after the crash that almost cost him his life, Brad is ready to get back in the hot seat, with his sights set once again on NASCAR. And this time along with the support of his family, he's being mentored by NASCAR Driver, Joey Logano. Throughout the season, Joey will take Brad under his wing and guide him on his quest to become a NASCAR driver. But to fund that dream, the DeBerti's will need to continue to innovate and create the most amazing custom cars and trucks on the market.
VH1 BEAUTY BAR (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, February 2018) On the heels of VH1's industry leading ten consecutive quarters of YoY ratings growth (P18-49) - the best streak across broadcast and cable - comes "VH1 Beauty Bar" premiering Wednesday, February 28 at 10PM ET/PT. The series will serve as a companion to VH1's hit franchise "Black Ink Crew" also airing Wednesday nights. From Truly Original, "VH1 Beauty Bar" follows an eclectic group of hairstylists and makeup artists from the Inwood, Manhattan hotspot HOUSE OF DOLLS BY HENRY. Frequented by New York's elite, the full-service salon is known to locals as the go-to glam pregame spot with can't-miss makeovers and uptown flavor. "VH1 Beauty Bar" centers on a group of dynamic stylists working in tight quarters filled with extraordinary talent and even bigger personalities. This season, the group will be forced to confront their differences in order to move forward and belong to something bigger than themselves. With everything on the line, will ego prevent them from catering to their devoted clientele and will the pressure to succeed prevent their success in the beauty industry? Tune in on Wednesday, February 28 at 10PM ET/PT to see it all unfold.
GLAM MASTERS (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/18 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2018) Get your brushes and contour kits in hand for Lifetime's new beauty competition series, Glam Masters, hosted by Emmy(R) Award nominee Laverne Cox. The eight-episode series puts beauty influencers and makeup artists through themed challenges allowing them to put their best face forward to impress Cox, celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, YouTube makeup expert Kandee Johnson and co-founder of Milk Makeup and Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi. Each closed-ended episode will feature four beauty bloggers who will go head-to-head to prove they have the talent, charisma and vision it takes to be the next big name in the beauty world. The winner each week will qualify to advance to the semi-finals where the best will battle it out in the Tournament of Masters finale. In the end, only one of these beauty-obsessed bloggers will get to claim the title of Glam Master.Glam Masters is produced by Shed Media, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, for Lifetime. Kim Kardashian West and Diana Madison executive produce. Pam Healey, John Hesling, Dan Pierson and Colleen Sands executive produce for Shed Media, while David Hillman and Kim Chessler executive produce for Lifetime. Laverne Cox serves as co-executive producer.
A.P. BIO (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2017) When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher. As he comes crashing in to Whitlock High School, Jack makes it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit. Eager to prove that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin. Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Jean Villepique, Jacob McCarthy and Tom Bennett also star.
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR: NINJA VS. NINJA (USA)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, December 2017) Epic competition series American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja is bringing more heat to USA Network's spring line-up, pitting three-person athletic teams against one another on physically demanding, side-by-side obstacle courses that test endurance and speed. Hosted by comedian Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila, the show will feature even more challenging obstacles than ever before - incorporating human agility, meticulous skill, and a whole new strategy of racing. For the 16-part season, fan-favorite competitors from the primetime "American Ninja Warrior" franchise will form 36 teams, each with two men and one woman, all competing to become the ultimate champions. In addition to hosts Iseman and Gbajabiamila, FOX Sports' Alex Curry will serve as sideline reporter, rounding out the talent commentators.
MORGAN FAMILY STRONG (UP)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
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MUSIC CITY (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, January 2018) CMT today announced the cast of "Music City," the latest series from famed executive producer Adam DiVello, who has created iconic shows such as "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach," in association with Lionsgate. The docu-series premieres Thursday, March 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. The highly-anticipated "Music City" follows a group of friends entering the next chapter of their lives while chasing dreams of success, fame and romance in Nashville. Faced with real choices that carry real stakes for their careers, their relationships and their futures, they must navigate the rocky road on the journey of self-discovery.
B: THE BEGINNING (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/2/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G.
FLINT TOWN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/2/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Flint Town takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the Flint Police Department. Flint, Mich. is consistently named one of the most violent cities in America and the community is still grappling with the coverup of a citywide water contamination, leading to a massive distrust in law enforcement officials. Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with the police officers faced with infrastructure issues and decreasing resources as they risk their lives to protect and serve the community, while simultaneously struggling to gain their support. Flint Town is produced in association with Anonymous Content; executive producers are Steve Golin, David Pritikin and P.G. Morgan; co-directors are Zackary Canepari, Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper.
LAURIEANN GIBSON: BEYOND THE SPOTLIGHT (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 3/2/18 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2018) Behind some of the biggest superstars in the music industry such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, is famed choreographer and creative director, Laurieann Gibson. The star maker has helped propel the careers of many megastars but now, the tables are turned as Laurieann puts herself on display in the new docuseries Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight. Following Laurieann and her team at BoomKack Worldwide, each episode is a rare look into Laurieann's process as she shapes and steers the creative narrative of her clients that include Sean "Puffy" Combs, Fantasia Barrino, Tamar Braxton, French Montana and many more. Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight is produced by Ish Entertaninment for Lifetime. Michael Hirschorn, Melissa Cooper, Jessica Antonini, James Sunderland, Brandon Panaligan serve as executive producers for Ish and Laurieann Gibson is producer. Mioshi Hill serves as executive producer for Lifetime.
BAD TUTOR (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/3/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2018) Single mom Karen is focused on getting daughter Emily graduated and off to college. But when she hires Devin to boost Emily's grades, the tutor becomes obsessed: Emily is the spitting image of the girl he left behind -- at the bottom of a cliff! Stars Vanessa Marcil and Alex Frnka. (2018)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANIMAL RESCUE (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 3/3/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, January 2018) The extraordinary staff at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region risk their lives and give their hearts to save all animals big and small. With 5,400 square miles of rugged Colorado terrain in their jurisdiction, the Pikes Peak team works together to rescue and rehabilitate more than 40,000 animals a year. The job is risky, urgent and unpredictable as the team responds to emergency calls in the untamed wilderness. Watch the incredible stories of nature, animals and the unwavering perseverance of the officers and veterinarians of Rocky Mountain Rescue.
HEAR ME, LOVE ME, SEE ME (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 3/3/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, February 2018) Is love really blind? For three women, it's time to put the age-old theory to the test in TLC's new series HEAR ME, LOVE ME, SEE ME, premiering Saturday, March 3 at 10/9c. Hosted by actress Christine Lakin (Step by Step & Hollywood Darlings), the show takes physical attraction completely out of the equation and encourages those looking for love to focus on getting to know potential suitors before they see what they look like. Over the course of just one day, an eligible bachelorette will meet three bachelors, using only POV cameras strapped to the men's chests. She'll get to see everything they see and talk directly to them - but neither will see what the other person looks like. Each of the three potential matches will plan special "dates" that highlight their individuality and give the lucky lady a chance to date their life - from introducing her to their parents to taking her to work, these guys will work overtime to prove that they are the one she should pick. At the end of the day, the woman must decide who has won her heart based solely on lifestyle, personality and their emotional chemistry. After making her final decision, she will meet all three men face-to-face, and only then is it revealed to her which man she chose. The new couple will go on a date and determine if they truly do connect.
BUYERS BOOTCAMP WITH SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 3/3/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, January 2018) Contractor and real estate expert Scott McGillivray, the fan favorite star of DIY Network's Income Property, returns to host a new real estate investment series Buyers Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray. Premiering Saturday, March 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the 10-episode series will follow Scott as he partners with first time house flippers -- investing his own money to renovate rundown homes. Each episode will feature Scott as he helps upgrade a property with help from the amateur flippers and, once the house sells, everyone cashes in and splits the profits. "Real estate is my passion, which is why I'm willing to offer my own hard-earned money to rookie investors," said Scott. "But I need two things - a property with tons of potential and partners that can bring something to the table." In each episode, Scott will meet two novice investor teams who have bought fixer uppers to renovate and flip for a profit -- from traditional family homes in the suburbs to historic downtown row houses. After he crunches the numbers and weighs the pros and cons for each house, Scott will choose the most promising properties and offer his money, time and resources to complete the renovations. He will join forces with the couples to remove walls, add modern kitchens and bathrooms, and freshen curb appeal. "When I find a property I like, I buy into the action," added Scott. "The risks are big, but the rewards are even bigger."
DIVIDED STATES (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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SHIFTING GEARS WITH AARON KAUFMAN (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, January 2018) Fast N' Loud star Aaron Kaufman is back, and this time, he's the boss. Redefining the custom car building space, he's pushing his design abilities to the limits and focusing on vehicle builds driven by passion. Taking on concepts and builds he's always dreamed of, Aaron will extend his skills in spaces he's never worked in before and with different types of vehicles in the brand-new series SHIFTING GEARS WITH AARON KAUFMAN, premiering Monday, March 5 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery. The series is produced by Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Media Group. After departing Gas Monkey Garage in 2016, Aaron Kaufman set out on a new venture - opening his own shop, Arclight Fabrication, in Dallas, Texas, and providing aftermarket parts for the F100 market. Joined by a dream team of hand-selected builders from around the country, Aaron makes it clear that his shop will pride itself on the extreme performance of its vehicles. His goal for every build this season is to test each vehicle in some of the harshest conditions known to the auto world. Aaron will be learning along the way, breaking out of his comfort zone and talking to some of the top experts in the country, all while pushing the boundaries of vehicle performance. The builders - Josh Freeman, Jonathan Rodriquez, Jason Bowman, Jeremy Webster and Jonathan Mansour - were hand-picked by Aaron, and each of them brings a specific skill set to the shop. They are all fueled by the same passion and curiosity for how far their talents will take them, as they and Aaron set out to prove their work. Putting their build expertise, stamina and creativity to the test, Aaron and his team work tirelessly to push the limits of custom car builds - even risking the vehicles' destruction in the process.
CURSE OF CIVIL WAR GOLD, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 3/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, February 2018) Marty Lagina, of HISTORY's #1 series "The Curse of Oak Island," has been approached by numerous people offering leads into some of the world's greatest mysteries and has learned of an enigma that rivals Oak Island - a story of national treasure that goes back to the Civil War - in the new six-episode non-fiction series "The Curse of Civil War Gold," premiering Tuesday, March 6 at 10PM ET/PT. In 1865, Union soldiers from Michigan tracked down and arrested Confederate President Jefferson Davis before he could flee the country. These troops allegedly confiscated millions of dollars' worth of Confederate gold and silver that Davis was transporting and carried out a daring plot to smuggle it nearly 1,000 miles back home using the burgeoning railway system. According to a lighthouse keeper's deathbed confession years later, part of the stolen treasury was allegedly put into a train car on a barge that was deliberately pushed off a ferry into Lake Michigan. Kevin Dykstra, a Michigan native and history enthusiast, has been on a seven year quest to solve what happened to the lost gold of the Civil War and believes he can find the sunken train car. However, the sonar scanning of an estimated one hundred square miles will involve tens of thousands of dollars and Dykstra will need to show tangible proof of his theory to Marty before the Traverse City businessman will invest in Kevin's operation. This leads Dykstra and his team on a compelling hunt to the scene of the original heist; into bank vaults to search for secret tunnels constructed to help launder the loot; and ultimately to the bottom of Lake Michigan to finally decipher one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
HARD SUN (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, November 2017) Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn play detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, partners and enemies, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to a world-ending natural disaster. Hicks is a family man and a great, committed officer. He's also profoundly corrupt. Renko is a difficult and damaged, but utterly incorruptible officer. Thus, the two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum and also seriously distrust one other - and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they're going to survive until the end of the world.
MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, THE: FRONTIERSMEN (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, November 2016) HISTORY greenlights "Frontiersmen," from Appian Way Productions and Stephen David Entertainment. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are on board as executive producers along with Stephen David, it was announced today by Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY. The eight-hour documentary series will follow the stories of iconic pioneers such as Daniel Boone, Lewis & Clark, Tecumseh, Davy Crocket and Andrew Jackson as they set forth across untamed land. "Frontiersmen" will span a formative period of American history - the first 75 years from the post-revolutionary war colonies through the California Gold Rush. The series will show how the frontier helped shape us from colonists into today's Americans. "During these years, America went from the opportunity of land to the land of opportunity and it was a bloody struggle throughout," said Cabana. "From Crockett to Boone, we'll tell the bold stories of these adventurous trailblazers who explored the uncharted wilderness and became the icons we know today."
STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, January 2018) The nation's most thrilling and dangerous races are speeding into Discovery's Motor Wednesday lineup in the all-new series STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS. Each week, Outlaws veteran "Chuck" will serve as race master in a new city and on a new "no prep" track, where 32 of the biggest names in no prep racing - including STREET OUTLAWS favorites, as well as newcomers - will duke it out to become the ultimate "no prep winner" and receive a $40,000 first place purse. With more than $320,000 up for grabs across eight episodes, the stakes are high and the risks are even higher, as local crowds flock to each race to see which all-star STREET OUTLAWS will show up, and who will win it all. A sneak peak of STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS airs Tuesday, February 27 at 10pm ET/PT and all-new episodes continue on Wednesday, March 7 at 9pm ET/PT. In the world of street racing, "no prep" racing is one of the "baddest" and dirtiest challenges in the game. Unlike traditional street racing, no prep racers drive on tracks that have not been primed with traction compounds - which helps bond tire rubber to the concrete surface. The rules are simple, and it's every man for himself in each wild and dangerous race. STREET OUTLAWS: NO PREP KINGS summons all-star racers from all over the Outlaw family - including OKC's Ryan Martin, Chuck Seitsinger, Doc, Dominator and Reaper, along with New Orleans' Kye Kelley, Scott Taylor and Jerry Bird - and also features other no prep superstars, including Birdman, Swamp Thing and Megalodon. Each episode boasts a new matchup in a different U.S. city, where massive crowds gather to cheer on their favorite STREET OUTLAWS contender. The OKC crew will lay it all on the line and test their skills on these unfamiliar tracks - but can they protect their winning legacy?
LIFE SENTENCE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) LIFE SENTENCE follows Stella (Lucy Hale), a girl who has spent the last eight years living like she was dying (because she was). Just like the "manic pixie dream girl" heroines in her favorite sappy cancer movies, Stella traveled the world, faced her darkest fears and found true love on a whirlwind trip to Paris. But when Stella finds out that her cancer has been cured, she is suddenly forced to face the long-term consequences of the "live in the moment" decisions she made, including marrying a total stranger. And if that's not enough, she also finds out that her "perfect family" isn't so perfect after all. Turns out, because she was dying, everyone in her life hid their problems from her. But, now that she's well, all bets are off. Stella is shocked to learn that her parents, Peter (Dylan Walsh) and Ida (Gillian Vigman), have fallen out of love, partly because Peter spent their retirement helping Stella make the most of her final days, and partly because Ida has fallen in love with her best friend (Stella's godmother), Poppy. Also, it turns out Stella may be responsible for the fact that her sister, Elizabeth (Brooke Lyons), gave up her own dreams to take care of Stella and start a family with her husband Diego (Carlos PenaVega), just to give her parents something positive to focus on. Then there's Stella's often overlooked brother, Aiden (Jayson Blair), who's pushing 30 and still lives above the garage, sells Adderall to soccer moms and uses Stella's cancer to guilt them into sleeping with him. And, of course, there's her husband Wes (Elliot Knight), a handsome Londoner who she agreed to spend the rest of her life with, thinking that would only be six to eight months, tops. Now that their forever just got a whole lot longer than they were expecting, Wes begins to worry that he can't continue to pretend to be her perfect husband for the rest of his life. With a real future suddenly in front of her, Stella's cinematic life snaps into reality, and instead of living like she's dying, she will have to learn to live like she's living, and help her family and friends do the same. This multi-generational, coming-of-age story proves that we all end up living somewhere between our dreams and reality... and maybe that's okay. LIFE SENTENCE stars Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars"), Elliot Knight ("Once Upon A Time"), Dylan Walsh ("Nip/Tuck"), Gillian Vigman ("The Hangover"), Jayson Blair ("Whiplash"), Brooke Lyons ("The Affair") and Carlos PenaVega ("Big Time Rush"). From Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Erin Cardillo ("Fuller House," "Significant Mother") Richard Keith ("Fuller House," "Significant Mother"), Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs," "Cougar Town"), Jeff Ingold ("Ground Floor"), Oliver Goldstick ("Pretty Little Liars") and Lee Toland Krieger ("The Age of Adaline," "Riverdale").
HEATHERS (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Paramount's press release, January 2018) "Heathers," a pitch-black comedy anthology series based on the 80s cult classic film of the same name, will premiere on Paramount Network on Wednesday, March 7 at 10 pm, ET/PT. Set in the present day, "good girl" Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of 'Heathers.' Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) is the unconventional leader of this popular high school clique and rules Westerburg High through fear, intimidation and amazing fashion sense. Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) is Heather C's #1 sidekick and harnesses the Heather's power to destroy whoever he views as a total discount hobgoblin. Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is considered the nicest Heather in the group who lives in the shadow of the others. She's hiding a dark secret that she doesn't want to be exposed. JD Dean (James Scully) is the new boy in town with a dark side and sets out on a reckless path of destruction proving that no one, even his girlfriend Veronica is safe. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty guest stars as a pivotal character in several episodes along with Selma Blair and Casey Wilson.
OATH, THE (CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 3/8/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Crackle's press release, November 2017) Crackle, a Sony Network, today announced a March 8th premiere for its new scripted original drama, "The Oath" starring Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood"), Cory Hardrict (American Sniper, Gran Torino), Arlen Escarpeta ("The Magicians"), Katrina Law ("Training Day"), J.J. Soria ("Animal Kingdom," "The Fosters) and "Game of Thrones" alum, Sean Bean. The free ad-supported network also released new art as well as the teaser trailer. The 10-episode series explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join - only a select few make the cut-but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks. Created by Joe Halpin ("Hawaii Five-O," "Secrets and Lies"), who worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy in South Central for 17 years, 12 of which as an undercover officer, the series takes ?an unforgiving look at the complicated dynamics in these organizations and documents the lives of those willing to risk it all, to have it all.
CHAMPIONS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/8/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya (Mindy Kaling), one of his old high school flings. The cast includes Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, Mouzam Makkar, Nina Wadia and guest star Mindy Kaling. Charlie Grandy and Mindy Kaling will write and executive produce. Michael Alan Spiller will direct and executive produce. Howard Klein also executive produces. "Champions" is produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Eyes Up Productions and Kaling International.
TRUCK NIGHT IN AMERICA (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 3/8/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, February 2018) It's truck versus terrain, as 50 truck owners from across the United States compete in grueling challenges that test their ingenuity and driving ability in HISTORY's new ten episode nonfiction competition series, "Truck Night in America" premiering on Thursday, March 8 at 10PM ET/PT. With the assistance of four experts, owners will compete for the chance to drive the toughest, most arduous truck obstacle course ever built, and drive away with $10,000 prize. "Trucks have a true place in American history, both past and present, and as the most widely sold vehicle with 133 million currently on U.S. roads there is an appetite for this genre of programing," said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming, HISTORY. "Since 1925 when the first American factory-produced truck rolled off the line, owners have been devising ingenious ways to make them faster, stronger and better and this can be seen with the tough competitors in our new series." Each episode of this self-contained competition series features five drivers in their personal customized trucks and jeeps going head to head in three challenges, each testing a different vehicle attribute: speed, strength and handling. Between each challenge competitors demonstrate their craftsmanship by re-engineering their trucks for the next round. The last two finalists standing then take on a three-mile, truck killing obstacle course known as "The Green Hell," which challenges trucks and drivers to fly off jumps, climb a mountain of crushed cars, and tear through a snake-infested swamp. Five trucks will enter to compete, but only one can win and take home the prize money and the title of "Truck Night Champion."
A.I.C.O. INCARNATION (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light? The series comprised of 12 episodes is produced by Bones, whose notable works include "Psalms of Planets EUREKA SEVEN" and "My Hero Academia." The series will debut globally on Netflix in Spring 2018.
COLLATERAL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from BBC's press release, April 2017) BBC Two today announces Collateral, a gripping, high-octane thriller set in present day London, from pre-eminent playwright David Hare and starring Academy-Award nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette). It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. The ensemble cast will also include John Simm (Life On Mars, State Of Play), Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango In Halifax), and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful) who most recently won multiple awards for her on-stage role in Yerma at the Young Vic. Acclaimed director SJ Clarkson (Dexter, Jessica Jones, Love Nina, Toast) will helm. Set over the course of four days, the four-part drama explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Refusing to accept this is a random act of senseless violence, tough and single-minded Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Mulligan) is determined to discover if there is a darker truth. Politician David Mars (Simm) becomes instantly embroiled in the drama through his turbulent relationship with his troubled and unpredictable ex Karen (Piper). While Jane Oliver (Walker), a compassionate vicar, struggles to conceal her affair with the only witness to the crime. Hare's electrifying writing acts as a moving spotlight, asking crucial questions about the state of modern Britain.
REMIX, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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IT HAPPENED HERE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 3/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, January 2018) It Happened Here (Saturday, March 10 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT*): Each episode takes viewers to the exact sites that tell the story leading to a celebrity's controversial or tragic event. We retrace the celebrity's final footsteps and backtrack through the places that shape the celebrity's life and lead to the eventual critical moment. From the Las Vegas Strip where Tupac Shakur was gunned down to the New York City stand-up clubs where Richard Pryor honed his comedy, It Happened Here paints a more complete picture of what really happened before a celebrity's life changed forever. Other hour-long episodes include the stories behind Kurt Cobain, Andy Warhol, Joan Rivers, Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe. It Happened Here is produced by Buck Productions.
STALKED BY A REALITY STAR (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/10/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2018) When teenager Kendra lies about her age to get into a Hollywood party, she meets handsome reality TV star, Brad. But when she discovers that Brad is not as charming as he seems, Kendra rejects him, only to realize that he has become obsessed with her and will stop at nothing - including dating her widowed mother - to be near her. Stars Cynthia Preston, Emily Bader, and Robert Scott Wilson. (2018)
HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH? (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/11/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, February 2018) With its top-rated Sunday fantasy lifestyle programming attracting more than 18 million total viewers to date in 2018, HGTV will add a new title - How Close Can I Beach? - to the night's lineup. Premiering Sunday, March 11, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode series will follow buyers who tour coastal towns in hopes of finding the perfect beachside home. These potential homeowners will see drastic differences in space, amenities and views the homes offer, depending on the proximity to the shore. After careful consideration of the options, families will decide on their dream home, whether it's right on the beach or a few blocks away.
AMERICAN DYNASTIES: THE KENNEDYS (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 3/11/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, February 2018) The new CNN Original Series, American Dynasties: The Kennedys, will debut on Sunday, March 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the premiere of Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Sheen and international actor Liam Neeson serve as narrator on The Kennedys and Pope respectively. "I was honored to be involved in such a definitive portrait of the Kennedy family through the ages," said Sheen. "Having known many of them first-hand and been present at many of the events featured within the series, it was a joy to work with such great storytellers in bringing such eloquent and well-presented history to our audience." American Dynasties: The Kennedys, from Raw, is a six-part CNN Original Series that takes viewers behind the public image of America's 'First Family,' revealing how personal relationships within the Kennedy dynasty helped shape national and global events from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the struggle for civil rights legislation. The docuseries spans the lives of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and their children, uncovering how and why this one family so significantly impacted 20th century America. The premiere episode, "The Power of Wealth," explores patriarch Joseph "Joe" Kennedy's desire to become President, and how his political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr. and then to reluctant second son, John F. Kennedy. Martin Sheen, Louise Norman, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox serve as executive producers.
POPE: THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN HISTORY (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 3/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, February 2018) The new CNN Original Series, American Dynasties: The Kennedys, will debut on Sunday, March 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the premiere of Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Sheen and international actor Liam Neeson serve as narrator on The Kennedys and Pope respectively. "Ever since a man, claiming to be the Son of God, was nailed to a wooden cross over 2000 years ago, the Catholic religion has had a huge and profound influence and impact on our society," said Neeson. "As an amateur scholar myself, I was delighted to learn more about this by narrating a series that sheds a detailed light on how the Popes, past and present, and the Catholic Church came to be a prevailing force through fair means and foul, and along the way inspired some of the world's greatest works of art." Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History, from Glass Entertainment Group and Rearrange TV, is a six-part CNN Original Series that goes inside the Vatican to reveal the true power held by popes throughout the ages. The docuseries explores how 12 apostles became 1.2 billion Catholics today, linking recent news events surrounding the Vatican with their unexpected origins. The premiere episode, "The Rise of the Pope," examines the origins of the papacy and how Catholicism, against all odds, spread throughout Europe. Jon Hirsch, Nancy Glass, Randy Counsman, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox serve as executive producers.
SUPERVET, THE (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 3/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, January 2018) With two hundred new cases every month, from rabbits with broken legs to dogs with cancer, Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey, England is one of the biggest and best veterinary hospitals in the world. Every animal emergency has a deeply human subtext. Charismatic and witty surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick leads a team of 100 nurses, physiotherapists and hydro-therapists with multiple operating theatres, a rehabilitation pool and a radiology department. The level of care would satisfy human patients. The Supervet follows Noel and his team over several months when French bulldogs are taught to walk again and wolverine-style metal rods are inserted into a dog's leg. This series is full of the most unusual veterinary cases and plenty of joyful owners who'd been told to give up hope.
DECEPTION (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/11/18 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion - the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world's most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. The series is from writer/executive producer Chris Fedak ("Chuck") and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero and Sarah Schechter. Illusionist David Kwong ("Now You See Me") will co-produce. "Deception" stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black, Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels, Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark, Amaury Nolasco as FBI Agent Mike Alvarez, Justin Chon as Jordan Kwon, Laila Robins as FBI Agent Deakins and Vinnie Jones as Gunter Gustafsen. The series is from Berlanti Productions and Quinn's House in association with Warner Bros. Television. "Deception" is directed by David Nutter, who is also executive producer.
EVIL TALKS: CHILLING CONFESSIONS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 3/12/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, February 2018) What if you could be a fly on the wall for some of the most chilling conversations in the history of crime? What if you could hear these conversations, word-for-word, exactly as they really happened? Investigation Discovery's (ID) all-new series, EVIL TALKS: CHILLING CONFESSIONS takes viewers inside the interrogation room to witness first-hand the clever tactics employed by detectives in hopes of securing a criminal confession. From establishing rapport with their suspects, to old-fashioned "good cop, bad cop" questioning, the new series showcases real-life interrogation strategies used by police to break their suspects and confess what really happened. EVIL TALKS: CHILLING CONFESSIONS premieres Monday, March 12 at 9/8c, only on Investigation Discovery.
TERRACE HOUSE: OPENING NEW DOORS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/13/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2017) Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced that its original unscripted series TERRACE HOUSE: Opening New Doors will premiere in Japan on December 19, 2017 with bi-weekly episodes, with Part 1 (episodes 1-8) launching globally in Spring 2018. TERRACE HOUSE is a series of wildly popular reality shows documenting the daily lives of six young men and women living together in a shared house. The show features these six girls and boys day and night in their shared living situation, reflecting modern life for young Japanese men and women, including their friendships, romances, career ambitions and the daily dramas of their lives. The series were initially aired on Fuji Television from 2012 to 2014, and Netflix has teamed up with Fuji Television and East Entertainment since 2015 to deliver the new stories set in Tokyo (TERRACE HOUSE: Boys & Girls in the City) and Hawaii (TERRACE HOUSE: Aloha State). The new series is set in Karuizawa, a popular Japanese resort that is accessible by car or by one hour train from Tokyo, surrounded by nature and Western-style buildings imported after the 1880's. The unscripted daily lives of six young men and women living in a brand new shared house will begin soon.
ZIMMERN LIST, THE (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 3/13/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, February 2018) As one of one of the world's most well-traveled food explorers, Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern is an expert on all the best things to eat in a city. Now, in the new series "The Zimmern List," premiering with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Zimmern is sharing his personal recommendations on the food and places where he most loves to eat. In each of the 18 half-hour episodes, Zimmern literally serves as the viewers guide to each town he visits. While immersed in the unique food culture, he reveals some of his favorite eating experiences. Throw out the guidebooks because Zimmern knows where to picnic with a sandwich from his favorite Italian deli in Boston and where to find the best taco truck for casual late-night dining in Las Vegas. "This is the most personal show I've ever made, including taking the audience to the restaurant in San Francisco I swore to never reveal for fear of it becoming too popular," said Zimmern. "Hidden gems, cult classics, they're all there."
FOR THE PEOPLE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/13/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. "The Mother Court"), the new Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. Best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) serve as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). They face off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman). Our lawyers are joined by Judge Nicholas Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who rules on some of the court's most controversial cases, and Tina Krissman (Anna Deavere Smith), the formidable clerk of Court who keeps everyone in line. These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America's most prestigious trial court. "For The People" stars Britt Robertson as Sandra Bell, Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman. The series from ABC Studios is created by Shondaland's Paul William Davies, who executive produces alongside Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica .
RISE (NBC)
· [series premiere - special time] · 3/13/18 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) From Jason Katims, writer and executive producer of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," and "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story. The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett and Shirley Rumierk. Jason Katims will write and executive produce. Mike Cahill will direct and executive produce the pilot. Michelle Lee, Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez also executive produce. "Rise" is produced by Universal Television, True Jack Productions and Seller Suarez Productions.
EDHA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) A dramatic series set in the fashion-conscious city of Buenos Aires, as seen through the eyes of a trendsetting designer, Edha, whose untraditional male model, Teo, becomes her muse. Their chemistry inspires Edha to create a stunning new fashion line, but Teo's hidden agenda will set in motion a series of betrayals that cause their worlds to unravel.
ON MY BLOCK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) On My Block, co-created by Lauren Iungerich (creator of Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft, is a coming-of-age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high school set in the rough inner city. The series stars Diego Tinoco (Teen Wolf) as Cesar Diaz, Jason Genao (The Get Down, Logan) as Ruby Martinez, Jessica Marie Garcia (Disney's Liv and Maddie) as Jasmin, Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie and Brett Gray as Jamal Turner.
WILD WILD COUNTRY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, a massive conflict with local ranchers ensues; producing the first bioterror attack in US history, the largest case of illegal wiretapping ever recorded, and the world's biggest collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles. Over six episodes, Directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way (The Battered Bastards of Baseball) and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass (Duplass Brothers Productions) take viewers back to this pivotal, yet largely forgotten moment in American cultural history, one in which our national tolerance for the separation of church and state was sorely tested. Wild Wild Country is historical filmmaking brought to life on an epic scale. It's a tale so wild that seeing means barely believing.
MOMMY'S LITTLE ANGEL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/17/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2018) Twelve-year-old Katie has had a short but rough life. When her mother dies from an apparent suicide, her cousin Nikki and her husband Luke, decide to adopt her. Katie adores her new family and will not let anyone, including her abusive and mentally deranged father, take her away from them. Stars Amanda Clayton, and Morgan Neundorf. (2018)
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: SEX & LOVE AROUND THE WORLD (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 3/17/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, February 2018) The new six-part CNN Original Series, Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World, premieres Saturday, March 17, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Having built an illustrious career interviewing global power players and reporting from war-torn countries, renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour is now turning her gaze to the shifting landscapes of intimacy, love, and pleasure in an increasingly complex world. Amanpour traveled to Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, to meet everyday individuals who are shaping the idea of modern love. Whether single and dating in Accra, married and sexless in Tokyo, inspired by ancient erotica in Beirut, or transgender in Shanghai - women and men are all pushing the boundaries on sexual satisfaction, consent, and connection.
INSTINCT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, January 2018) The premiere of the new drama series INSTINCT starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic will now debut Sunday, March 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
MIDWIFE'S DECEPTION, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/18/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2018) Jina, a midwife, is a dream come true for seven-month pregnant Sara until secrets unfold and Jina may want more than only delivering the baby. Stars Katie Savoy, Penelope Mitchell, Billy Armstrong, Nikki Leigh, Matt Clouston, and Katie McClellan. (2018)
SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, February 2018) Just south of San Francisco lies a region that has spawned not just new products but whole new industries, from vacuum tubes to radio, microchips to personal computers, mobile devices, apps and social media. Home to Apple and Facebook, Intel and Google, there is simply no other place on earth that can rival its remarkable record of innovation. A new Science Channel three-part documentary series will provide a comprehensive look at the century-and-a-half history of this fascinating place, and reveal how and why it became such a fertile ground for technological breakthroughs. SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY premieres Sunday, March 19 at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. It is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA is serving as the community and education outreach partner on the series. Silicon Valley has been often imitated but never duplicated. This new series encompasses a much broader story - one that is largely untold. It includes interviews with some of the Valley's most prominent innovators - including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - who helped make the region what it is today, and the tech entrepreneurs - WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum among them - who are leading the Valley into the future. Koum, who grew up on food stamps and later sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, says that "I could not have built WhatsApp outside of Silicon Valley - no chance." While Silicon Valley prides itself on disrupting old ways of doing things, it has largely failed to dismantle its barriers to women. Women have long been excluded from the valley's top jobs, even though they've been essential to its history. Kim Polese, a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur and innovator, and currently chairman of CrowdSmart, and Heidi Roizen, a venture capitalist, corporate director and entrepreneur who co-founded the software company T/Maker, both relay stories about the challenges that women have faced in the Valley.
GENIUS JUNIOR (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, January 2018) No stranger to young geniuses, Neil Patrick Harris hosts an exciting new game show that celebrates the smartest kids in America. These talented "genius juniors" will team up in threes to take on mind-blowing tests of logic, math, memory, spelling and more. Through escalating rounds leading to semifinals and a big finale, they will be tested in each area of the brain, culminating in an ultimate challenge to be crowned the smartest and brightest. The winning team will take home a life-changing prize - setting the stage for a big, bright future ahead.
UNMASKING A KILLER (HLN)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HLN's press release, February 2018) HLN presents a night of must-see true crime documentary series on Sunday, March 18 with the premieres of Death Row Stories season three at 8pm ET/PT - airing exclusively on HLN - and Unmasking A Killer at 9pm ET/PT. Season three of Death Row Stories explores the fallibility of the ultimate criminal penalty, capital punishment, through eight hour-long episodes. Seasons one and two aired on CNN. Unmasking A Killer profiles the Golden State Killer, one of the nation's most prolific uncaught serial murderers.
EPIC WARRIOR WOMEN (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 3/19/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, February 2018) Narrated by Lynda Carter, television's iconic Wonder Woman, EPIC WARRIOR WOMEN highlights the women who fought just as courageously, skillfully and fiercely as male warriors of their time. With stunning re-enactments, original costumes, historic locations and CG animation, the three-part series chronicles the military achievements of the original Amazon horse warriors of the Steppe, probes the highly-trained female gladiators of Ancient Rome and concludes with the feared all-female regiments of Dahomey that shaped African history. Interviews with historians and archaeologists provide the background of the courageous and autonomous female fighters whose ferocity, physical prowess and bravery defy historical representations of women of their time.
LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 3/20/18 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2018) Nothing tests a budding relationship like travel, and the new series Love at First Flight takes it a step further, matching new couples to embark on a romantic (and stressful) journey across North America - with the chance to get married at the airport immediately after their final flight lands. Meeting for the first time in New York, the couples criss-cross the country towards Los Angeles, as their compatibility is tested not only by the unpredictable pressures of travel, but also by a series of uniquely crafted travel-based challenges. Love at First Flight is produced by Pilgrim Media Group. Craig Piligian and Mike Nichols serve as executive producers for Pilgrim. Gena McCarthy executive produces for Lifetime.
FACE THE WILD (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 3/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:15 AM EST
(from Facebook Watch's press release, January 2018) Acclaimed production company Electusand globally renowned survival expert, adventurer and former soldier, Bear Grylls, will be making some of his biggest fans' dreams come true when new docu-seriesBear Grylls: Face the WildlaunchesMarch 21on Facebook Watch. Answering thousands of requests from Facebook followers across the nation, for the first time Bear will surprise 10 of his most inspiring fans by inviting them on one-on-one adventures of a lifetime: joining him in facing the wild. Bear Grylls has long thrilled audiences with his international adventures, as well as his daring and positive approach to every obstacle in his path. Inviting famous faces such as former President Barack Obama and actress Julia Roberts to join him on his worldwide travels, viewers have marveled at Bearand his varied guests rappelling off craggy rock walls and testing their endurance as they journey through treacherous terrain. Now, over the course of 10 weeks,Bear Grylls: Face the Wildon Facebook Watchwill feature 10 lucky participants who will each accompany him on individual, unique and exciting journeys. Whether getting a taste of the wild for the first time, or trying to prove to their families they can keep up with the best, participants will share their own inspiring, humorous and heart-warming stories as Bear pushes them out of their comfort zones and teaches them how the wild can be not only eye-opening, but also ultimately empowering. Fanswill be able to become part of each journey by followingtheBear Grylls: Face the Wild show pageon Facebook Watchand viewepisodes on mobile, desktop and Facebook's TV apps.
KRYPTON (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 3/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, May 2017) Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, KRYPTON follows Superman's grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, "The Halcyon") - whose House of El was ostracized and shamed - as he fights to redeem his family's honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, KRYPTON is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer ("Man of Steel," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "The Dark Knight" trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner. Damian Kindler ("Sleepy Hollow") will serve as executive producer and showrunner. In addition to Cuffe, KRYPTON stars Georgina Campbell ("Broadchurch"), Elliot Cowan ("Da Vinci's Demons"), Ann Ogbomo ("World War Z"), Rasmus Hardiker ("Your Highness"), Wallis Day ("Will"), Aaron Pierre ("Tennison") with Ian McElhinney ("Game of Thrones"). The pilot teleplay was written by Goyer and Kindler, from a story by Ian Goldberg ("Once Upon a Time," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") & Goyer, with Colm McCarthy ("She Who Brings Gifts," "Peaky Blinders") serving as director and co-executive producer. KRYPTON is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC.
STATION 19 (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/22/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) The latest series from the executive producers of "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" follows a group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19 - from captain to newest recruit - as they risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. These brave men and women are like family, literally and figuratively, and together they put their own lives in jeopardy as first responders to save the lives of others. The series stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, Jason George as Ben Warren, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes, Alberto Frezza as Ryan Tanner, Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery, Okieriete Onaodowan as Dean Miller, Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop and Miguel Sandoval as Captain Pruitt Herrera. The drama is produced by ABC studios. Stacy McKee ("Grey's Anatomy") serves as showrunner and executive producer, along with Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," "How to Get Away with Murder") and Betsy Beers ("Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," "How to Get Away with Murder") who also serve as executive producers. Paris Barclay ("Pitch," "Sons of Anarchy,") serves as the producing director and executive producer.
ALEXA & KATIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/23/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2017) Alexa & Katie is a multi-cam comedy about two lifelong best friends eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of highschool. The friends confront a crisis that leaves them feeling like outsiders, at a time when what seems to matter most is fitting in. Lead characters are played by Paris Berelc (Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force), who stars as Alexa, and newcomer Isabel May, who plays Katie. Alexa & Katie was created by Heather Wordham (Hannah Montana, Reba). Matthew Carlson (Malcolm in the Middle, Samantha Who?) serves as showrunner. Both Wordham and Carlson are executive producers. The 13-episode, first season will be produced by Netflix.
MECHANISM, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/23/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Created by José Padilha (Narcos, Elite Squad, Robocop) and Elena Soarez (Filhos do Carnaval, Eu tu Eles, Casa de Areia), O Mecanismo is a fictional drama series loosely inspired by the investigation about allegations of corruption of state and private owned oil and construction companies in Brazil.
REQUIEM (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/23/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from BBC's press release, March 2017) Filming has commenced in Newport, Wales on a major 6x60 psychological thriller series, Requiem, created and written by Kris Mrksa (The Slap, Underbelly) and directed by Mahalia Belo (Volume, Ellen). What if you want to find out who you really are - but you don't like the answer? In 1994 a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. Twenty-three years later, talented young cellist Matilda, played by Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, About Time), has her life turned upside down by her mother's inexplicable suicide. In the wake of the tragedy Matilda begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village - a place haunted by its own past, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity. A taut psychological thriller with subtle supernatural undertones, Requiem avoids giving easy answers, playing instead on uncertainty and ambiguity while interrogating our contemporary obsession with personal identity. Matilda is joined on her journey to discover the truth by loyal best friend Hal (Joel Fry) and Nick (James Freecheville), another stranger in town who may not be all that he seems.
SWORD GAI: THE ANIMATION (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/23/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) A weapon that has drawn the blood of countless victims becomes legend, and at times takes on a life of its own. When such a weapon's human host is filled with hate and murderous intent, he becomes a demonic combination of weapon and man that thirsts only for slaughter. An organization has faced these dangerous beings over the centuries. A young man named Gai is destined to live as a weapon. As humans are enthralled by their weapons' power, epic battles unfold with the fate of humanity in the balance in this battle action fantasy. The series will debut globally on Netflix in Spring 2018.
MUPPET BABIES (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 3/23/18 at 10:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, February 2018) Disney Junior's reimagined "Muppet Babies" will premiere FRIDAY, MARCH 23 with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel (10:00 a.m. EDT) and in the DisneyNOW app. The series' soundtrack featuring the theme song, performed by Tony Award(R)-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry ("Hamilton"), and additional songs from the series will be released digitally by Walt Disney Records tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23. Based on the original Emmy(R) Award-winning series, the all-new CG-animated "Muppet Babies" chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of the young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin. The series will feature guest appearances by fan-favorite Muppets including: Statler and Waldorf, Bunsen and Beaker, Rowlf the Dog, Rizzo and Dr. Teeth. Set in the vibrant playroom of an urban brownstone with an expansive backyard, the Muppet Babies have everything they need at their fingertips to lead them on their fantastical adventures. The backyard alone is home to Kermit's bouncy "pond," Piggy's dressing room, Summer's art table, Gonzo's chicken coop, Fozzie's stage and a communal treehouse. In every episode, through a rainbow transition, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to transport them into a fantasy sequence, each with a distinct style ranging from collage, comic book and classic cartoons to live-action footage. While spotlighting the zany comedy that the Muppet Babies are known for, each story is also designed to introduce young viewers to the unique problem-solving power of imagination.
MY HUSBAND'S SECRET LIFE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/25/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2018) After suffering a miscarriage, Jennifer Jones begins to question her marriage and catches her husband in a few unassuming lies. When a sudden accident throws him into a coma, Jennifer is left to pick up the pieces - prompting her to question if she ever really knew him. Stars Kara Killmer. (2017)
TRUST (FX)
· [series premiere] · 3/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, January 2018) Trust, the first season of the new drama series, will premiere on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America's wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson), an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome. His captors banked on a multi-million-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn't pay for the return of a loved one? Paul's grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland), an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world, is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He's busy. Paul's father, J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper), is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Only Paul's mother, Gail Getty (Hilary Swank), is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers. Unfortunately, she's broke. Trust charts the teenage grandson's nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The cast also includes Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli. Trust is created by Simon Beaufoy and executive produced by Danny Boyle, Beaufoy and Christian Colson, with Boyle directing the first three episodes. The show is produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibal Films and Snicket Films Limited.
BARRY (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 3/25/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2018) BARRY: This dark comedy stars Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his "mark" into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene. Barry wants to start a new life as an actor but his criminal past won't let him walk away? - ?can he find a way to balance both worlds? Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler also star. The series was created, executive produced and written by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. Debuts March 25.
TEYANA & IMAN (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 3/26/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, February 2018) The eight, 30-minute episodes will provide an intimate look into newlyweds Teyana Taylor, a trend-setting singer, dancer, model and actress, and Iman Shumpert, a professional athlete, musician, dedicated father and loving husband. Redefining the contemporary notion of the modern love story, this power couple shares an unconventional romance defined by an unbreakable bond. As they take on the music, sports and fashion worlds, the success in their careers is only rivaled by their passion for one another and their daughter Junie. With plenty of red-hot moments, playful humor and a 360-degree view of true #RelationshipGoals, "Teyana & Iman" will follow the family as they dominate New York Fashion Week, take over the 2017 "MTV VMAs" red carpet, raise baby Junie and spend time as a family.
ONE STRANGE ROCK (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 3/26/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, January 2018) Premiering on Monday, March 26, at 9/8c, acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky ("mother!," "Black Swan," "Requiem for a Dream") and award-winning producer Jane Root ("America: the Story of Us," "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us") join forces on an epic, cinematic event series that will redefine natural history filmmaking. Hosted by Will Smith ("Ali," "Pursuit of Happyness," "Men in Black" franchise), One Strange Rock promises to be a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the entire universe. It's the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists on Earth, brought into perspective by the only people to have left it behind: astronauts. This 10-part series from Nutopia and Protozoa Pictures brings cameras where they've never been before, having filmed in 45 countries, on six continents and from outer space on the ISS. One Strange Rock guides viewers through our vulnerable, tiny speck of a planet among the vast, harsh cosmic arena, revealing the magical twists of fate that have allowed life to emerge, survive and thrive only on Earth.
TERROR, THE (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/26/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, January 2018) As previously announced, "The Terror," from executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, prepares to take viewers on a harrowing journey with a two-hour series premiere. Inspired by a true story, "The Terror" centers on the Royal Navy's perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, "The Terror" highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/27/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) From executive producers Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Kapnek ("Suburgatory"), Jeff Kleeman ("Little Big Shots") and Dean Holland ("Parks and Recreation") comes "Splitting Up Together," the story of Lena (Jenna Fischer, "The Office") and Martin (Oliver Hudson, "Scream Queens"), whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. "Splitting Up Together" stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo. Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen and Hella Joof are also executive producers, along with DeGeneres, Kapnek, Kleeman and Holland, of "Splitting Up Together," which is based on the original Danish series of the same name created by Heeno. The series is produced by A Very Good Production and Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
ALEX, INC. (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/28/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) Based on Alex Blumberg's successful podcast "StartUp," comedy series "Alex, Inc." is all about the things that happen - the good, the bad and the ugly - when a journalist and family man quits his job to start his own company. He quickly discovers it's going to be a lot harder than he thought. The series stars Zach Braff as Alex Schuman, Michael Imperioli as Eddie, Tiya Sircar as Rooni Schuman, Hillary Anne Matthews as Deirdre, Elisha Henig as Ben Schuman and Audyssie James as Soraya Schuman. Matt Tarses is executive producer and writer. In addition to his role in front of the camera, Zach Braff is executive producer and director. John Davis and John Fox are executive producers from Davis Entertainment, as are Alex Blumberg, Chris Gilberti and Matt Lieber (Gimlet Media) in association with Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
MARCIA CLARK INVESTIGATES THE FIRST 48 (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, January 2018) Led by expert prosecutor and former defense attorney Marcia Clark, A&E's new original docuseries "Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48" delves into some of America's most shocking crimes that have remained unsolved or ended with controversial outcomes. Produced by ITV Entertainment, each two-hour episode will focus on a specific case and examine the first 48 hours after the crime to reveal new angles and unravel enduring mysteries. The seven-part series premieres Thursday, March 29 at 8PM ET/PT on A&E starting with Casey Anthony. "This series feels like a continuation of a mission I've been on my whole life," said Clark. "To discover the truth, bring that truth to light and seek justice has always been a driving force for me. I couldn't be more excited or more honored to be a part of it." "A&E is a leader in justice programming that is both captivating and impactful," said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for A&E. "With Marcia's unrivaled knowledge and expertise leading the way, this series is an example of the brave storytelling necessary to question assumptions made and uncover the truths buried within the first 48 hours of these high profile cases." "Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48" will pore through controversial cases including: the death of Casey Anthony's daughter Caylee; the murder of actor Robert Blake's wife Bonny Lee Bakley; the disappearance of Drew Peterson's wife Stacy; the shocking death of Federal Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy; the fatal shooting of Run D.M.C member Jam Master Jay; the Billionaire Boys Club's obsession with money and power that may have turned to homicide; and the suspicious death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels Mansion.
SIREN (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, October 2017) In a packed room of nearly 1000 screaming fans during their New York Comic Con panel, Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, announced that their new original drama "Siren" will premiere on THURSDAY, MARCH 29, with a special two-hour episode (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). Also announced during today's panel was the casting of Aylya Marzoff ("Grandfathered") and Sedale Threatt Jr. ("Hap and Leonard") who will both join the cast in recurring roles. Marzoff will portray Katrina, an alpha leader of the mermaid colony, while Threatt Jr. will portray Levi, a warrior merman with an imposing presence. What if there was something sinister swimming beneath the sea's surface? In Freeform's next epic tale, "Siren," the coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids, is turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc upon the small fishing town. Using their resources, marine biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) must work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land, and are there more like her out there?
GRACE VS. ABRAMS (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, January 2018) Two of the country's best-known legal analysts - Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams - are joining forces to debate infamous crimes and legal cases in A&E Network's new original series, "Grace vs. Abrams." Produced by Lincoln Square Productions, the series will be shot in Times Square Studios before a live audience. The premiere episode of "Grace vs. Abrams" will air on A&E on March 29 at 10pm ET/PT. Known for their epic battles on their "Good Morning America" segments, "Grace vs. Abrams" will see the two attorneys break down cases, providing their unique legal perspectives and compelling and opposing points of on crimes and trials that captured the country's attention. Each episode they will break down the case, feature key players from the cases as well as never-before-heard from players, both in-studio and by remote. Exclusive clips and footage will also be incorporated into the series. Select episodes of the series will take a deeper dive into topics covered in A&E series and specials.
RAPTURE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn't blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists -- Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze - Rapture dives into the artists' lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd. "Way back, when hip hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn't go much further than the five boroughs of New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees," said Sacha Jenkins of Mass Appeal. "It is a great honor for Mass Appeal to work with Netflix to produce our new series Rapture. We've been telling hip hop stories since '96, and as natives we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice. Rapture is bangin'. Straight up."
DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, February 2018) On Friday, March 30, Amazon will premiere all six episodes of Prime Original family series The Dangerous Book for Boys on Prime Video. Executive-produced by Emmy-winning Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Greg Mottola (Superbad), James Degus (Sneaky Pete) and Michael Glouberman (Malcolm in the Middle), The Dangerous Book for Boys is a family show inspired by the book of the same name written by Conn and Hal Iggulden, that will resonate with children and adults of all ages. An Amazon Studios production with Sony Pictures Television and Moonshot Entertainment, Cranston and Mottola created the series and wrote the first two episodes with Mottola directing. Glouberman serves as showrunner of the series. The series follows the McKenna family, as they cope with the untimely passing of Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos, Good Girls Revolt), their patriarch and a whimsical inventor who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. His death has left the family reeling, but hope appears in the form of a book called The Dangerous Book for Boys that Patrick created as a handbook to help his three sons. The book is a how-to guide for childhood that inspires fantasies for his youngest son, Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman, Lights Out). While in his fantasy world, Wyatt reconnects with his father and learns life skills that help him navigate the real world. The series also stars Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) as Beth, the matriarch of the family who is trying to raise her boys as a single parent. Drew Logan Powell (Rockaway) and Kyan Zielinski (The Lunchbox Brigade) play the other sons, Dash and Liam, and Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly) plays the grandmother, Tiffany. Chris Diamantopoulos also plays the role of Terry, Patrick's twin brother. The book, on which the series is based, is a guide on how to navigate childhood, offering advice to boys on a wide variety of topics including fishing, building a tree house, histories of famous battles and other childhood touchstones. Cranston and Mottola created the series inspired by the British best-selling novel of the same name.
CRAIG OF THE CREEK (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/18 at 6:25 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 6:30 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, February 2018) Uncover unlimited adventure in the Cartoon Network original series, Craig of the Creek, available on the Emmy-winning CN App and VOD beginning Monday, Feb. 19. Co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, the show follows the precocious Craig as he leads his best friends J.P. and Kelsey on comical journeys at their neighborhood creek, transforming everyday afternoons into thrilling expeditions through imaginative play. Craig of the Creek will debut on-air with a double premiere event on Friday, March 30 at 6:25 p.m. (ET/PT). New episodes will continue to air on Cartoon Network on Mondays and Fridays this spring. In addition, the show will be featured at Cartoon Network's third annual SXSW family event on Monday, March. 12. "Matt and Ben have a proven track record of artful storytelling that resonates with kids," stated Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. "With Craig of the Creek, they've managed to capture real life rendered through a child's point of view - seeing magic in the everyday, and a world of limitless possibilities." Burnett and Levin added: "We both fondly remember the times we spent at our local creeks growing up and wanted to bring the elements of exploration and mystery we felt as children to Craig and his friends. The Creek represents the many ways kids love to play and captures the excitement they experience when left to create moments of fun on their own."
IN ICE COLD BLOOD (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/18 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, February 2018) Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, debuts new original series "In Ice Cold Blood" on Sunday, April 1 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted and executive produced by Grammy and NAACP Image Award winner Ice-T ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), the series spotlights shocking true stories involving sex, money, murder - or a fatal cocktail of all three. Told through in-depth interviews, reenactments and archival footage, each hour-long episode delves into an edgy mystery filled with expert detective work, unexpected turns and stunning revelations.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 4/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score." "Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus' life. Other historical figures that play prominent roles in the production include Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King Herod.
YOUR HUSBAND IS CHEATING ON US (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, February 2018) Bravo Media invites you to the opening of "Your Husband Is Cheating On Us," a behind-the-scene look at creating the JD Lawrence play of the same name, premiering Sunday, April 1 at 9pm ET/PT. The docuseries follows mega-producer JD Lawrence and his top-tier theater company through all the five-star action and juicy drama that comes with launching a new stage production. From love affairs to long standing rivalries and up-and-comers trying to take down established theater royalty, there is no room for mistakes, and everything that happens behind the curtain is revealed.
CHILD IN TIME, THE (PBS)
· [original telefilm] · 4/1/18 at 9:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, February 2018) PBS is transporting viewers back to East London with a seventh season of the critically acclaimed British drama CALL THE MIDWIFE. The series returns on March 25, 2018, with back-to-back episodes from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. The Sunday night lineup also features two new MASTERPIECE programs, including "The Child in Time," starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald, April 1, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET, and "Unforgotten" April 8-May 13, 2018, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.
CROSSING, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 4/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) Jude Ellis (Steve Zahn) is the sheriff of Port Canaan, a small fishing town, whose plans for a quiet life change instantly when refugees from a war-torn country wash up on his beach seeking asylum, only the country these people are from is America - and the war they are fleeing hasn't happened yet. As the Feds set out to uncover the truth behind the mysterious migration, Jude will launch an investigation of his own with the help of his loyal sheriff's deputy, Nestor Rosario (Rick Gomez). Reece (Natalie Martinez) is a refugee but she's different. She's an "Apex," a member of a genetically engineered human population. Her only goal once she arrives in town is to find her daughter, Leah (Bailey Skodje), from whom she is separated during the Crossing. Leading the investigation for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is Emma Ren (Sandrine Holt), whose pursuit of the truth is complicated by the fact that her boss, DHS Undersecretary Craig Lindauer (Jay Karnes), seems to know a lot more about the migration than he's telling her. Emma's second-in-command is Bryce Foster (Luc Roderique), an empathetic agent who comes to find himself in over his head. Another vital member of the government team is Dr. Sophie Forbin (Georgina Haig), who has her own personal reasons for researching the Apex phenomenon and what it could mean to the future of science. Caleb (Marcuis W. Harris) and his wife, Rebecca (Simone Kessell), Hannah (Kelley Missal) and Paul (Rob Campbell) are all survivors from the crossing who come bearing dark secrets and a desperate pursuit for a better life. "The Crossing" stars Steve Zahn as Jude Ellis, Natalie Martinez as Reece, Sandrine Holt as Emma Ren, Georgina Haig as Dr. Sophie Forbin, Tommy Bastow as Marshall, Rob Campbell as Paul, Rick Gomez as Nestor Rosario, Marcuis W. Harris as Caleb, Grant Harvey as Roy Aronson, Jay Karnes as Craig Lindauer, Simone Kessell as Rebecca, Kelley Missal as Hannah, Luc Roderique as Bryce Foster and Bailey Skodje as Leah. The series was created by executive producers Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie. Matt Olmstead, Jason Reed and David Von Ancken also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
LAST O.G., THE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/3/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, January 2018) Comedy superstar and multiple Emmy(R) nominee Tracy Morgan returns to television with TBS starring in The Last O.G., a new comedy series that he executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele. TBS, which currently dominates as the number onetelevision's #1 comedy network, adds the new Morgan/Peele series to this year's slate of programming to continue its solid and successful run of well- received original series. Beginning April 3, episodes will air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for on good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (played by emerging, breakout star actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby & Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory. The Last O.G. also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the head of the halfway house where Tray is staying, and Allen Maldonado as Tray's cousin Bobby, who helps him adjust to life on the outside. Executive-producing with Morgan and Peele are Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, John Carcieri and Joel Zadak of Principato Young. Among the guest stars lined up for The Last O.G. are Edi Patterson (Vice Principals), Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Malik Yoba (Designated Survivor), Joel Marsh Garland (Orange is the New Black), Heather Simms (As the World Turns), Wendy Makkena (NCIS) and Ray Anthony Thomas (The Hoop Life).
JERSEY SHORE FAMILY VACATION (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, February 2018) On the heels of MTV's second consecutive quarter of YoY growth - its best streak in six years - the network today announced that "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" will premiere day and date across Viacom's international network of MTV channels in nearly 180 countries. This marks a first for the global youth brand. The much buzzed about and highly anticipated series features original housemates Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio," Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino who reunite in Miami for the vacation of a lifetime. In the U.S., the series will premiere on Thursday, April 5 at 8:00 PM ET/PT marking the return of "Jerzdays" on MTV. A global sensation, MTV has local "Shore" formats in regions around the world including "Geordie Shore" which airs in the UK and internationally, "Gandia Shore" in Spain, "Warsaw Shore" in Poland, "Acapulco Shore" in Mexico, and "Super Shore," which brings cast from Acapulco and Gandia together under one roof in an exotic location. The hit franchise returned to the US with "MTV Floribama Shore," which marked the network's highest rated new series premiere in over three years.
PATERNO (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 4/7/18 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, January 2018) PATERNO: Starring Al Pacino and directed by Barry Levinson, this drama centers on Penn State's Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. After becoming the winningest coach in college football history, Paterno's legacy is challenged and he is forced to face questions of institutional failure in regard to the victims. The film also stars Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the Sandusky case for the Patriot-News; Kathy Baker as Sue Paterno, Joe's wife; Greg Grunberg as Scott Paterno and Larry Mitchell as Jay Paterno, Joe's sons; and Annie Parisse as Mary Kay Paterno, Joe's daughter. A Levinson/Fontana production of a Barry Levinson Film; executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane; Amy Herman produces. Produced in association with Sony Pictures Television. Written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards. Debuts this spring.
BUCKEYE BOTTOMS (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, January 2018) There are two things Hawaii-based mobile veterinarian Dr. Buckeye Bottoms never leaves home without, his canine companion, Kevin, and his surfboards. Buckeye and Kevin put hundreds of miles on Hawaii's back roads delivering life saving treatment to Hawaii's sick animals, and hope to the hundreds of clients who depend on his mobile veterinarian practice. With his truck as his office, and the islands of Hawaii as his home, Buckeye travels the Aloha State, as he tends to sick animals large and small. He prides himself on going where other vets won't, and treating animals other vets can't. It's a tough job, and a dirty job, but for Dr. Buckeye Bottoms, there is no other place he would rather be, and nothing he won't do to keep each animal of Hawaii happy and healthy.
KILLING EVE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 4/8/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, January 2018) BBC AMERICA's newest original series, Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy) and Jodie Comer (The White Princess) and penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), will premiere Sunday, April 8, at 8pm ET/PT, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, BBCA's Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. Co-starring in the series alongside Oh and Comer are Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood), who plays Carolyn, a lead MI6 agent, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Downward Dog) as Elena, Eve's assistant. The cast also includes Kim Bodnia (The Bridge), David Haig (Penny Dreadful), Sean Delaney, and Owen McDonnell (My Mother and Other Strangers). Sarah Barnett, BBCA President, commented: "In Killing Eve, a genius bunch of women behind and in front of the camera transcend the predictable with this funny and heart-stopping twisted cat and mouse thriller. From creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge - with remarkable performances from Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer - Killing Eve stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun."
HOWARDS END (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 4/8/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series "Howards End," premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas "Vida" and "Sweetbitter" will premiere on Sunday, May 6. Often considered E.M. Forster's masterpiece, "Howards End" is the story of Margaret (Hayley Atwell) and Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard), two independent and unconventional sisters seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Academy Award(R)-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York) brings a fresh take to this adaptation directed by BAFTA winner Hettie Macdonald (White Girl, Fortitude). Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Ormond and Tracey Ullman also star in the limited series adapted for television which consists of four hour-long episodes. "Howards End" is a Playground production in association with City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment.
UNFORGOTTEN (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/8/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, February 2018) PBS is transporting viewers back to East London with a seventh season of the critically acclaimed British drama CALL THE MIDWIFE. The series returns on March 25, 2018, with back-to-back episodes from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. The Sunday night lineup also features two new MASTERPIECE programs, including "The Child in Time," starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald, April 1, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET, and "Unforgotten" April 8-May 13, 2018, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.
REAL MONEY (AXS TV)
· [series premiere] · 4/8/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AXS TV's press release, December 2017) Then, multi-platinum rock superstar Eddie Money takes viewers home every Sunday night in AXS TV's all-new original reality series "Real Money," premiering April 8 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The program captures the daily lives of the Money Clan - which includes Eddie; Laurie, his wife of over 30 years; their five kids, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez, and Julian; and eight pets - as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock. Hilarity and hijinks ensue this season as Eddie and Laurie struggle to keep everyone in line and on time; Jesse gets in some trouble while mom and dad are in Cabo; Eddie's forced to take his health seriously; Dez gets career advice from a GRAMMY(R)-winning engineer; Eddie gets a therapy session on the golf course; and the family continues to rock the stage.
DEADLY INTELLIGENCE (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 4/8/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, February 2018) A new Science Channel series explores the suspicious deaths of scientific geniuses to determine if their demises were unfortunate coincidences or if these gifted minds were murdered for knowing too much. DEADLY INTELLIGENCE premieres Sunday, April 8 at 10pm ET/PT on Science Channel. What some experts have deemed cold or closed cases, others see as ongoing conspiracies based on bizarre circumstances, significant holes in investigations, and possible motives for murder. In each of the eight, hour-long episodes, experts unravel the mysterious deaths of cutting-edge scientists, each caught in a web of intrigue before their lives were cut short. DEADLY INTELLIGENCE takes a closer look at the circumstances surrounding some of these fatalities to understand if ingenious research and discoveries cost brilliant scientists their lives.
STATEN ISLAND HUSTLE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, February 2018) CNBC today announced the network's new primetime original series, "Staten Island Hustle," will debut Wednesday, April 11th at 10PM ET/PT. The six episode entrepreneurial series follows a group of animated friends and businessmen from Staten Island who have yet to come up with an idea or product too far-fetched for them to invest in. Without MBAs (or even college degrees) these men prove that grit, ingenuity, and imagination may be the real key to success. Of course, it helps that somebody's always "got a guy" with the right connection or a good hook-up. "Our shows celebrate the hustle - plain and simple. No matter who you are, what you do, or where you're from, it's the drive to succeed that counts," said Jim Ackerman, EVP, Primetime Alternative Programming, CNBC. "No one embodies that drive better than these five guys who are all about hatching plans and having fun while they're at it." Every week, these born hustlers meet to discuss what big ideas they are cooking up. They all have different skills and different day jobs but, together, they're looking to strike it rich. Whether it's hustling, bartering or negotiating, these fellas always figure out a way to get the deal done.
SELL IT LIKE SERHANT (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, February 2018) Bravo Media is stepping up its sales game with top New York City realtor Ryan Serhant in the new docu-series "Sell It Like Serhant," premiering Wednesday, April 11 at 10pm ET/PT. It doesn't matter what you're selling---if you know your client and your product, a good salesperson can sell anything to anyone, and no one exemplifies this better than Ryan Serhant, the leader of one of the top real estate teams in the United States. In this new series, Ryan answers the call of struggling salespeople across multiple industries who are on the brink of losing their jobs and are desperate for his expertise. With some tough love and humor, Ryan will give under-performing employees a head-to-toe business overhaul and turn them into sales machines.
AMERICA INSIDE OUT WITH KATIE COURIC (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, January 2018) America Inside Out With Katie Couric, a six-part documentary series premiering Wednesday, April 11, at 10/9c, follows Couric as she travels the country to sit down with the people shaping the most pivotal, evolving, contentious and often confusing topics in American culture today. Inspired by her own personal journey of making National Geographic's critically acclaimed, groundbreaking documentary Gender Revolution (2017), Couric has expanded her commitment and each week will address some of the most divisive themes confronting our country today, including feminism, Muslims in America, political correctness, the impact of the white working class on the 2016 presidential election, controversial monuments and statues and the rapid growth of technology. Couric enlists cultural icons and regular folks to help her look past the noise, politics and individual discomfort to understand complicated truths.
LOST IN SPACE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/13/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has ordered a 10-episode first season of the one-hour sci-fi drama, from Legendary TV, based on the beloved 1960's sci-fi classic from Irwin Allen. Reimagined by feature writing team Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Last Witch Hunter), with Zack Estrin (Prison Break) showrunning, the series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2018. Taking its cues from the original series, the show centers around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Equal parts family drama and sci-fi adventure, it is a survival story for the ages.
RELLIK (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 4/13/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, January 2018) RELLIK: This original six-part thriller stars Richard Dormer as Gabriel, an obsessive and disfigured UK police detective, and Jodi Balfour as Elaine, his bright and intense partner. Focusing on a serial killer, the story begins with the capture of the suspect and moves backwards in time to the crime itself. Obsessed with his hunt for the killer, Gabriel's story becomes intrinsically bound to that of his suspect, asking the question, "What are the experiences that forge the people we all become?" Four episodes are directed by Sam Miller, and two by Hans Herbots. Debuts April 13.
LITTLEST PET SHOP: A WORLD OF OUR OWN (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 4/14/18 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 12:00 PM-12:30 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, February 2018) Who's a good boy? Today, Discovery Family announced LITTLEST PET SHOP: A WORLD OF OUR OWN, an all-new 52-episode animated series produced by Allspark Animation, a Hasbro Company, premiering Saturday, April 14 at 12/11c with two back-to-back episodes. New 11-minute episodes of the series will stream live on Discovery Family GO and will also be available on demand the following day. Inspired by Discovery Family's 2012 hit series LITTLEST PET SHOP, "A World of Our Own" reveals a completely overhauled pet-centric world where even the littlest pet is treated like the greatest king! Pets (especially the really good ones) gain access to the Littlest Pet Shop in Paw-Tucket via a magical portal that spans between the human and pet world. Once they arrive, pets from all walks of life near and far come to celebrate who they are, with a ton of fun along the way! Featuring ski slopes operated by St. Bernards, "Pet-Ultimate" apartments with pet-appropriate accommodations (lots of perches, cardboard boxes and rooms furnished in rawhide) and the relaxing "Shake 'n' Dry" beauty salon where cats walk on your back, Paw-Tucket is a pet utopia full of purr, pounce and organic dog bones. LITTLEST PET SHOP: A WORLD OF OUR OWN follows the many adventures of six cool and very different friends: Roxie, a lovable, supremely optimistic Boston Terrier; Jade, a Bombay short-hair with tons of catitude; Trip, a sweet-spirited hamster macho goofball; Quincy, an anxiety-prone, risk-averse fainting pygmy goat; Edie, a parakeet whose personality is a reflection of the 14-year-old drama-queen girl she lives with, and Bev, a cheerful, positive and supportive box turtle with a proclivity for self-improvement - she wants to be the best Bev she can be!
CIVILIZATIONS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/17/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced that acclaimed film, theater and television actor Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, Spotlight, The Manchurian Candidate) will narrate its series, which tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day - for the first time on a global scale. CIVILIZATIONS will premiere on PBS on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8:00 pm, with the next four episodes airing Tuesdays through May 15. Four more episodes will air in June. Inspired by Civilisation, Kenneth Clark's acclaimed landmark 1969 series about Western art, this bold new series from Nutopia broadens the canvas to reveal the role art and the creative imagination have played across multiple cultures and civilizations, introducing a new generation to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination created across continents. From the landscape scrolls of classical China and the sculpture of the Olmecs to African bronzes, Japanese prints and French Impressionist paintings, CIVILIZATIONS explores the wealth of treasures created through the entirety of the human experience. The principal contributors to the films are Simon Schama, art historian and Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University New York; Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge; and British-Nigerian historian and writer David Olusoga. Joining them will be international artists and experts including Jamal J. Elias, Religious Studies Professor at the University of Pennsylvania; Rebecca Gonzalez-Lauck, National Institute for Anthropology, Mexico; art critic and historian Jonathan Jones; Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo; Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; and Maya Jasanoff, Professor of History at Harvard University. In nine episodes, CIVILIZATIONS travels across the globe, visiting such cultural landmarks as the great mosques of Istanbul, the ancient cities of Mesoamerica, the Buddhist caves of Ajanta in India, the Aztecs' Templo Mayor in modern Mexico City and the funeral site of China's first emperor. CIVILIZATIONS explores a sweeping range of topics, including the earliest human cultural artifacts and the representation of the body in art, what happens when different civilizations encounter each other, and the nature of "renaissances" around the world. Underlying the series is an exploration of the premise that it is through the creative imagination that humanity expresses its most essential self and looks for the fundamental meaning of life. Artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Michal Rovner and Anselm Kiefer, Kara Walker, Richard Misrach, Antony Gormley, Bill Viola, Kira Perov, Cai Guo-Qiang and Damien Hirst add additional commentary and context to this creative exploration.
MY PARTNER KNOWS BEST (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/18 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2018) One of Hollywood's most outrageous couples, Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, host the new relationship comedy gameshow, My Partner Knows Best. How well married couples know one another will be put to the test as they compete in a series of hilarious challenges based on real-life relationship obstacles. Three couples compete each week, but only one will walk away with the money and be able to say My Partner Knows Best! Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered from Propagate, working in association with Kanal D. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Irfan Sahin, Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen, Kevin Healey and Kalissa Miller serve as executive producers. David Hillman executive produces for Lifetime.
BEACH HOUSE, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 4/28/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, February 2018) Andie MacDowell ("The Last Laugh," Magic Mike XXL), Minka Kelly ("Titans," "Away & Back") and Chad Michael Murray ("Agent Carter," "Sun Records") star in "The Beach House," a new Hallmark Hall of Fame original film World Premiere, Saturday, April 28 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel. Makenzie Vega ("The Good Wife") also stars in this timeless tale about life, love and relationships. Caretta "Cara" Rutledge (Kelly) thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie (MacDowell), who has been caring for her young, pregnant friend Toy (Vega) in her charming beach house. Before long, the rhythms of the island open Cara's heart in wonderful ways as she becomes a bona fide "turtle lady" who conserves the area's wildlife, repairs the family beach house and renews a past romance with former love, Brett (Murray). Eventually, Lovie reveals a secret she has been keeping from Cara and the mother daughter pair does their best to keep it from putting a dark cloud over the precious time they have together. When a devastating storm hits, Cara will help Lovie save hundreds of sea turtles from certain death and learn some of life's real truths in the process: lasting love requires sacrifice, family is forever and mistakes of the past can be forgiven.
AMC VISIONARIES: JAMES CAMERON'S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, January 2018) "AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" is a uniquely intimate, insiders' look at the origins of the genre that has become a cornerstone of popular culture. Throughout each episode of the six-part television series, Academy(R) Award-winning writer, director and producer James Cameron explores science fiction's roots, futuristic vision and our fascination with its ideas through interviews with A-list storytellers, stars and others whose careers have defined the field, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith and Sigourney Weaver, among many others. Cameron takes us on a journey of discovery and exploration, helping us understand where science fiction's ideas came from - and where they're taking us. "AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" is executive produced by Cameron, Maria Wilhelm and Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver of Left/Right TV. The series is co-executive produced by showrunner Jeff Cooperman and Mike Mezaros.
VIDA (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series "Howards End," premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas "Vida" and "Sweetbitter" will premiere on Sunday, May 6. "Vida" is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters, Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother's identity. Tanya Saracho ("How to Get Away With Murder," "Looking," "Girls") serves as showrunner and executive producer. Alonso Ruizpalacios (Gueros, Verde) directs the series premiere episode. Big Beach TV's Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub executive produce with Stephanie Langhoff ("Togetherness," "The Bronze," "The Skeleton Twins"). Emmy(R) award-winning Chrisann Verges ("Girlboss," "Getting On," "Warm Springs") produces.
SWEETBITTER (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series "Howards End," premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas "Vida" and "Sweetbitter" will premiere on Sunday, May 6. "Sweetbitter" tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she finds herself interviewing for a position at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she's found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes, tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust. "Sweetbitter" illuminates the sensory journey of developing a palate. How the sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami threaten, complement and ultimately need each other so that we can learn to taste. "Sweetbitter" is a show about the life that happens to you while you're waiting. "Sweetbitter" is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by series creator Stephanie Danler who serves as executive producer and writer on the series. She is joined as an executive producer by Stu Zicherman ("The Americans," "The Affair," "Six Degrees") who also serves as showrunner and director of the finale episode and Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, "Girls," "Criminal Minds," Ugly Betty") who directed the series premiere episode. Plan B Entertainment's Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg also executive produce the series.
LITTLE WOMEN (PBS)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/13/18 at 8:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, May 2017) PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced they will team with Colin Callender's Playground and the BBC for a television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age classic, Little Women. The three-part drama will be scripted by Heidi Thomas, well-known to PBS audiences for her acclaimed adaptations of Call the Midwife and Cranford. Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary) will direct all three hours. Playground's Golden Globe(R)-winning adaptation of Wolf Hall aired on MASTERPIECE in 2015. Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story, as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage. Set in Concord, Massachusetts, Alcott's semi-autobiographical story became an instant bestseller when it was published and remains one of the most widely read novels of all time. A recent Harris poll listing it as one of America's ten favorite books confirms its enduring place in the cultural landscape.
GREAT AMERICAN READ, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/22/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced key authors, celebrities and notable figures in the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds who will lend their voices and passion to THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, including Margaret Atwood, Lesley Stahl, Devon Kennard, Junot Díaz and many others who, throughout the series, share their personal stories and connections to their favorite titles. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign created in partnership with the production company Nutopia, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public. Kerger revealed that PBS will also partner with top literary organizations and its nearly 350 member stations nationwide to extend the reach of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ to every community. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ launches with a two-hour special event on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations (check local listings). Over the course of 15 weeks in the summer, viewers can read and vote on favorite works of fiction; the series then returns in the fall with additional episodes exploring the nominated books through themes including "Heroes," "Villains & Monsters," "Who Am I?," "What We Do for Love," "Other Worlds," and will conclude with an exciting finale and countdown to "America's Best-Loved Book." The full list of 100 titles, chosen from a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov, will be made available to the public prior to the launch episode in May. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is supported by an extensive multi-platform digital and social media campaign designed to inspire Americans to read, vote and share their personal connections to titles on the top 100 list and beyond over the course of the summer. Additionally, working with member stations and partners, PBS will develop resources and materials to extend the campaign and encourage summer reading activities.
100 CODE (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, February 2018) WGN America announced today that its much-anticipated crime drama "100 Code" will premiere on Tuesday, May 29 at 10/9c. Starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as New York Detective Tommy Conley and the late Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as the by-the-book Swedish detective Mikael Eklund, the 12-episode series was created by Academy Award(R) winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby). "100 Code" is an exceptional television show that underscores our commitment to high quality original series," said Gavin Harvey, President, WGN America. "We are very excited to add this highly anticipated international thriller to our industry-leading lineup of scripted crime dramas." "100 Code" is a tense crime thriller, following the hunt for a serial killer who targets young, blonde and blue-eyed women, found dead in fields of flowers. Through a special arrangement with the NYPD, Detective Tommy Conley (Monaghan) is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm PD, as he suspects a connection between a series of murders in New York and a death in Sweden. Upon arrival in Stockholm, he is paired with Mikael Eklund (Nyqvist), a Swedish cop with an aversion to American culture. Both detectives despise each other, but the two are quickly forced to resolve their differences as the mysterious killings continue. With the vicious killer still at large, Conley and Eklund embark on a hunt that leads the duo down a path of no return.
CONDOR (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, January 2018) "Condor," AUDIENCE Network's new conspiracy thriller series produced by MGM Television and Skydance Television, will premiere on Wednesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the novel "Six Days of the Condor" by James Grady and screenplay "Three Days of the Condor" by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel the series will follow a young CIA analyst who stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions. Teleplay by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, "Condor" stars Max Irons, William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Angel Bonanni, Kristen Hager, with Mira Sorvino, and Bob Balaban; special guest star Brendan Fraser. Smilovic serves as showrunner and executive producer for the series.
MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER (FREEFORM)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/7/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, January 2018) "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) - two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging. "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, Emma Lahana, Jaime Zevallos, and J.D. Evermore. The series will premiere on Thursday, June 7 (8:00 - 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski ("Underground," "Heroes") serves as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders"), Marvel's head of Television, and Jim Chory ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders") also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love & Basketball") directed the first episode.
AMERICAN WOMAN (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Paramount's press release, January 2018) "American Woman," a new half-hour scripted dramedy set amid the sexual revolution and rise of feminism in the 1970s will premiere on Paramount Network on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The 12- episode series from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, "Suburgatory"), Mena Suvari (American Beauty, "Chicago Fire") and Jennifer Bartels ("Broken"). Inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards ("Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), "American Woman" follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband amid the rise of second-wave feminism in 1970s Los Angeles. Bonnie also comes to rely on the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Suvari) and Diana (Bartels), as they each discover their own brand of independence in a glamorous and ever-changing world reluctant to give it.
YELLOWSTONE (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Paramount's press release, January 2018) Yellowstone," Paramount Network's new epic scripted dramatic series, will premiere on the network, Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00 pm, ET/PT. Starring world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, who serves in the lead role, "Yellowstone" is written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario). Sheridan recently won Best Director Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival for the universally-lauded film, Wind River. The impressive cast list for "Yellowstone" includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Heather Hemmons, and Denim Richards. In "Yellowstone," Costner stars as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny - where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world's largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, January 2018) On Labor Day weekend, Prime Video is bringing best-selling author Tom Clancy's legendary character Jack Ryan to television for the first time - Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan will premiere on August 31. In anticipation of the premiere, Prime Video will air its first-ever Super Bowl ad featuring the series, which can be previewed/embedded here. "Given the colossal scope and scale of the series coupled with the popularity of Tom Clancy's novels, we knew Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan would be a natural fit for Prime Video's first Super Bowl ad," said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios. "The global nature of the audience provides us with a unique opportunity to give viewers a look at this thrilling new series coming to Prime." With an original storyline while still maintaining the fan-favorite characters, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is an action-packed CIA thriller that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats through every twist and turn. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office). The series centers on Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, September 2017) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.