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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
LOST IN TRANSMISSION (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2015) One man's clunker is another man's treasure couldn't be truer for automotive aficionado and TOP GEAR co-host, Rutledge Wood and fellow car fanatic, George Flanigen. These two men are on a mission - rescue America's forgotten classic cars that are sitting in ruins in barns, garages and the backyards of America and take HISTORY viewers along for the ride. In each episode, Rutledge and George will rescue underappreciated examples of automotive styling that time has forgotten - from resurrecting a 1981 DeLorean that was submerged in Hurricane Sandy to an insect infested 1964 Ford F100 - they will fix them up and get them back on the road. Go along for the ride with two buddies on the ultimate road trip... saving America's greatest, weirdest and coolest cars. Produced by Adjacent Productions.
DEAD END EXPRESS (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 5/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2015) Across the vast and untamed wildernesses of the U.S., a hardy breed of American still lives a life set apart. Not just off the beaten path, these families and individuals are physically cut off from society by Rocky Mountains, roaring rivers and frozen tundra. However self-sufficient they might be, no man is an island, and sooner or later, those isolated in these remote locales must replenish their diminishing resources, whether fuel or ammo, or life-saving essentials like food and medicine. Dead End Express follows five rugged adventurers as they live and breathe the high-stakes life of hauling critical cargo into treacherous tracts of wilderness. Produced for National Geographic Channel by Original Media, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, and Punchdrunk, the new series premieres Thursday, May 7, at 10/9c.
GRACE & FRANKIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/8/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2015) In this irreverent and touching series, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, a pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down - and permanently intertwined - when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s in a 21st century world. The series also stars Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael and Baron Vaughn. Created by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement), the 13-episode series is produced by Skydance Productions and executive producers Kauffman, Morris, Fonda, Tomlin, Paula Weinstein, David Ellison, David Goldberg and Marcy Ross.
STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/9/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Lifetime is set to premiere the film Stockholm, Pennsylvania (#StockholmPennsylvania) on Saturday, May 2, at 8pm ET/PT. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The State Within) and David Warshofsky (The Mentalist), the original movie centers on a young woman, kidnapped as a child, who struggles to readjust to life after being returned home. Abducted 17 years ago, Leia (Ronan) is miraculously found and returned home to her parents Marcy (Nixon) and Glen Dargon (Warshofsky). Having long forgotten her family, after being raised by her captor Benjamin McKay (Isaacs), Leia finds herself unable to connect to those who love her the most. Instead, she yearns for Ben, the only father figure she's ever known, and the safety of the basement she called home most of her life. Marcy resorts to desperate measures to forge a relationship with Leia, allowing her marriage to unravel as a byproduct. With Marcy's increasingly erratic actions echoing those of Ben, Leia is left questioning what it really means to be loved.
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 5/9/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, January 2015) Following Hallmark Channel's mega-hit holiday ratings success of "Christmas Under Wraps," beloved star Candace Cameron Bure stars and executive produces "Mom's Blind Date," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, May 9 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C) Mother's Day Weekend 2015. Bure starred in "Christmas Under Wraps" [OAD 11/29/14] which reached unparalleled success with record ratings, becoming Hallmark Channel's highest-rated and mostwatched telecast in its history. "Mom's Blind Date," will star the irresistibly talented Bure as a busy wife, super mom and professional matchmaker whose own marriage is on the brink - until she opens her eyes to an unconventional solution. In "Mom's Blind Date," Bure stars as Jennie Wreitz, a successful matchmaker who's suddenly lost the spark in her own marriage after 15 years. With their union about to fall apart, Jennie insists her husband Ian goes on a blind date - with her! By rediscovering each other as "newly-mets," they get a second chance to fall in love for the first time all over again.
SAY IT TO MY FACE! (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 5/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, April 2015) FYI's new original series, "Say It To My Face!," gives chefs and restaurant owners a chance to redeem themselves before their toughest online critics. Fifteen hour-long episodes are set to premiere on Saturday, May 9 at 9pm ET. Never before have faceless online critics had so much power over the success or failure of restaurants. A chef can be on their game 99% of the time, but one mistake with one disgruntled customer, and they're facing an uphill battle to get diners back through the doors. In "Say It To My Face," restaurants and critics meet face-to-face, for the first time, to air grievances.
MURDER, SHE BAKED: A CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER MYSTERY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/10/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, February 2015) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces the start of production on its latest mystery movie series debut, "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere Sunday, May 10 (9pm ET/PT, 8C). The mouthwatering new mystery stars actress and TV host Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives"), alongside Daytime Emmy nominated star Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") and "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" darling Barbara Niven. The film centers on free spirit Hannah Swensen, an expert baker who becomes a culinary detective when her shop, the Cookie Jar, becomes the scene of a crime, just as she is caught in a romantic mystery of her own. "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," is based on the New York Times bestselling book Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke.
WHAT SHE SAID (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 5/10/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, March 2015) TLC launches the new series WHAT SHE SAID, sharing hysterically no-nonsense opinions about marriage and motherhood from some of the country's funniest female comics.
SING IT ON (POP)
· [series premiere - special time] · 5/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from POP's press release, April 2015) SING IT ON, a docu-reality television series inspired by the blockbuster movie "Pitch Perfect" and produced by CORE Media Group, the co-producers of "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," and John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co., will premiere on Pop on Wednesday, May 13 at a special time, 10:00 PM, ET/PT. SING IT ON will begin its regular time slot with new episodes airing every week on Wednesdays at 9:00 PM, ET/PT starting on May 20. Featuring eight one-hour episodes, SING IT ON captures the real-life stories, high stakes and personal triumphs of the country's top collegiate a cappella teams as they compete to win the ICCA. Cameras capture the behind-the-scenes journey of five top-ranked a cappella teams (listed alphabetically) - AcaBelles (Florida State University), All Night Yahtzee (Florida State University), No Comment (University of Illinois), Nor'easters (Northeastern University), and Pitch, Please! (Northeastern University) - as they battle it out to earn a spot at and win the ICCA Finals.
CONSUMED: THE REAL RESTAURANT BUSINESS (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2015) There's nothing more glamorous than running a restaurant - but there's also nothing more difficult. For restaurateurs trying to earn their piece of the pie, the New York food scene is a ruthless, cutthroat jungle where the stakes are high, the margins are razor thin, and success is hard to come by. In a new primetime docu-series, "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business," CNBC takes viewers behind-the-scenes of five very different restaurants in the ultra-competitive New York food scene, chronicling their every struggle and occasional triumph. "Consumed: The Real Restaurant Business" will premiere on Wednesday, May 13 at 10pm ET/PT. The eight one-hour episodes will follow five businesses at a crossroads, fighting for their piece of a multi-billion dollar industry: famed NYC hotspot and budding empire The Meatball Shop; Melba's, a Harlem comfort food restaurant and neighborhood joint with national ambitions; Ann & Tony's, a multi-generational restaurant in the Bronx that's struggling to fill seats - and preserve its family legacy; Vermilion, an upscale restaurant hoping to win over the critical NY food press with an expensive re-launch; and Seamore's, a bold, but risky new seafood restaurant launching this summer.
WAYWARD PINES (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, December 2014) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Fox International Channels announce the global premiere of the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES. The highly anticipated event series, based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs") and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan, will premiere Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, while also debuting simultaneously in more than 125 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America. The global WAYWARD PINES debut will be the world's largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever. The series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon ("Crash") as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. In addition to Dillon, the stellar cast includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo ("The Fighter"), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow"), Carla Gugino ("Entourage"), Shannyn Sossamon ("How to Make It in America"), Toby Jones ("Infamous," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Reed Diamond ("24," "Much Ado About Nothing"), Tim Griffin ("Prime Suspect"), Charlie Tahan ("Charlie St. Cloud") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis ("Cape Fear").
PONTOON PAYDAY (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) CMT is kicking off summer a little early with a wet and wild season premiere of the smash hit series "Party Down South 2," along with the premiere of "Pontoon Payday," the first-ever game show on a boat where contestants can either get drenched in cash or just plain drenched. Both series, from the masterminds behind the "Jersey Shore," 495 Productions, bow on Thursday, May 14 with "Party Down South 2" at 9pm ET/PT and double shots of "Pontoon Payday" at 10pm ET/PT. CMT is setting sail with "Pontoon Payday," the first-ever game show on a boat. Throughout the half-hour series, unsuspecting lake-goers are plucked from their party boats to suddenly find themselves competing on a floating game show hosted by comedian Frank Nicotero. If they can answer a few questions correctly, they'll win quick cash to keep their party afloat. But get the questions wrong, and they're tossed overboard with only their pride.
IS YOUR DOG A GENIUS? (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 5/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, January 2015) Humans and canines share a social bond unlike any other two species on the planet. Dogs are our constant companions and can do almost anything for us. They protect our homes, assist the police, warn us of health dangers, and cuddle on the couch, but there is still much to learn about the human/dog relationship. For one weekend in May, Nat Geo WILD invites you to celebrate all things canine and to learn more about the brains behind that bark. Nat Geo WILD's inaugural BarkFest weekend features the world premiere of the three-part series, Is Your Dog a Genius?, premiering Friday, May 15 at 10 PM ET/PT, with dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare using his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. He introduces at-home games that assess both dog and human, and he presents extraordinary dogs with remarkable problem solving abilities. The interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their dog's true potential.
WRONG GIRL, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/15 at 8:00 PM
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BESSIE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. Debuting SATURDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, BESSIE is executive produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. Ron Schmidt produces.
GOURMET DETECTIVE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2015) Dylan Neal ("Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove") and Brooke Burns ("Baywatch," "The Most Wonderful Time of Year") cook up a well-done "whodunit" in a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere, "Gourmet Detective" Saturday, May 16, (9pm ET/PT, 8C.) The film, which is the first in an all new Mystery Movie Series, stars Neal as a chef-turned-sleuth whose expertise in the kitchen helps him solve culinary crimes. Neal co-writes the script with his wife Becky Southwell, as well as Executive Produces the film, based on the series of books by Peter King. "Gourmet Detective" also stars Ali Skovbye ("One Christmas Eve"), Laura Mennell ("Haven") and Bill Dow ("When Calls the Heart").
500 QUESTIONS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 5/20/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) From Emmy(R) winner Mark Burnett, CEO, United Artists Media Group ("Shark Tank," "Survivor," "The Voice"), and Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, and Warner Horizon Television ("The Voice," "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor in Paradise") comes "500 Questions," an all-new game show event where the smartest people in the country try to achieve the seemingly impossible task of answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised. There's only one simple rule: never get three wrong in a row - or you're gone. No saves, no helps, no multiple choice, "500 Questions" will keep you on the edge of your seat to see if any of these geniuses can do it. It is the ultimate test, where intellect, strategy and stamina are all equally essential in order to win. The innovative "genius game show," hosted by CNN's Richard Quest ("Quest Means Business"), will air nine hours over nine nights, premiering on Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), with its season finale set for Thursday, May 28. Mark Burnett and Phil Parsons are the executive producers. The show was created by Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett.
BETWEEN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/21/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2014) Today, City, Netflix, and shomi(TM) announced a landmark partnership to bring audiences around the world a new, premium drama series, Between - an original survivalist thriller series, created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). The three-way partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new, original series. The first season of Between, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City and shomi in Canada and on Netflix outside of Canada where the service is available. Between will come to Netflix Canada one year following the initial premiere. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The series begins principal photography today. Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.
CUTTING IT IN THE ATL (WE)
· [series premiere] · 5/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, April 2015) Atlanta is home to some of America's most talented, daring and in-demand hair stylists and, at the top, competition is the most cutthroat. Cutting It: In the ATL follows four glamorous and headstrong salon owners, as they compete to dominate the Atlanta hair game. In the ATL hair community, you keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Get ready for a wild season of 'dos, disses and divas in Cutting It: In the ATL, premiering May 21st at 10p ET/PT on WE tv following the premiere Braxton Family Values.
AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 5/22/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, April 2015) Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag are on a mission to help classic American diners across the country in American Diner Revival, premiering Friday, May 22nd at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Over six episodes Amanda and Ty travel the country empowering local towns to lend a hand in saving their struggling diners, utilizing a combination of Ty's design and carpentry skills and Amanda's culinary expertise. With the help of the residents, this duo have only a few days to transform a cherished establishment in desperate need of a physical and menu makeover, and will use a good old-fashioned barn raising to ambush unsuspecting and deserving owners with the surprise of a lifetime.
GRILL OF VICTORY, THE (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 5/23/15 at 2:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) "The Grill of Victory" brings a competitive twist to the growing subculture of passionate hobbyists building the most insane, tricked-out grills around. In each episode, three teams attend each other's "Rig Digs" and score them based on Rig, Dig and Food. In the end, the builder with the highest score takes home a cash prize and bragging rights! Set in a different iconic American city, each episode is packed with over-the-top grills, larger-than-life characters and competitive BBQ action. Eight hour-long episodes; produced by Jane Street Entertainment. Executive producers for Jane Street are Donna MacLetchie and Linda Lea. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.
KIDNAPPED: THE HANNAH ANDERSON STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/23/15 at 8:00 PM
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WHAT THE FUNG? (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 5/23/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, April 2015) FYI's new original series, "What the Fung?!," follows comedians and brothers, Andrew and David Fung, as they travel across America in search of the best local spots to eat. Thirteen half-hour episodes are set to premiere on Saturday, May 23 at 9pm ET. In "What the Fung?!," The Fung Brothers, will take viewers on a comedic culinary journey as they eat their way across the US, all while attempting to eat like "ballers" on a budget. With just fifty dollars each to spend on the best cheap eats, the brothers will sample the most iconic food - from authentic, regional cuisine to more innovative and modern bites - each city has to offer. From New Orleans, to Tampa, Asheville and more - the brothers will meet chefs, and foodie fans like themselves, while gaining access to the kitchens and people behind the food they eat. They will also learn hands-on how to make signature dishes from restaurant owners and chefs.
CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE, THE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [original telefilm] · 5/24/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2015) The two-hour scripted feature THE CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE follows the story of an American scientist who was convicted of killing and cannibalizing two colleagues in the jungles of Flores, Indonesia in 1977. Branded "The American Cannibal" by the press during his trial, Dr. Timothy Darrow defended himself by claiming a mythic human-ape creature was responsible for the murders. Animal Planet's dramatic story is an imaginative leap inspired by real science. In 2004, a study in the journal Nature announced the discovery of bones of an entirely new, remarkable species of humans. Fully grown adults stood only three feet tall, yet they were able to thrive in the chaotic and dangerous world that surrounded them. The new species was nicknamed "Hobbits," after J.R.R. Tolkien's diminutive heroes. These real hobbits are purported to have lived less than 20,000 years ago, which would make them the last other species of human to live alongside ourselves. But did these hobbits fully go extinct? Later, 60 Minutes sent a film crew to investigate the Nature article. While on site in Flores, the crew unearthed the local legend that the creatures may have never died out at all. Animal Planet's scripted film THE CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE follows an expedition team deep into the heart of Flores Island to investigate Darrow's claims and find out once and for all if these legendary creatures still exist.
TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2015) HISTORY's ten-hour television event series TEXAS RISING stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Kris Kristofferson and is directed by Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION). The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and TEXAS RISING details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas," lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for all eternity. Produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America in association with Thinkfactory Media.
GRACE OF MONACO (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2015) Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco (#GraceOfMonaco), following the former Hollywood actress' life as the Princess of Monaco during a tenuous time personally and politically, as she struggles with her decision to retire from acting forever while the future of Monaco hangs in the balance. Premiering on Lifetime on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 8pm ET/PT, the movie also stars Tim Roth (Lie to Me, Klondike) as Prince Rainier III, Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon, Superman Returns) as Father Francis Tucker, a Catholic priest and Grace's confidante; Parker Posey (Louie, The Good Wife) as Madge, Grace's aide, and Paz Vega (Spanglish, Sex and Lucia) as opera singer Maria Callas.
ISLAND, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, April 2015) NBC has announced the 14 men who will see if they have what it takes to survive on the new man vs. nature series "The Island." In the six-episode series which premieres Monday, May 25, internationally acclaimed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls offers men from across the country the ultimate challenge: Can the average American man survive on a deserted island without the luxuries - or even the basics - of contemporary everyday life? "Man has never been further from his hunter-gatherer origins," said Grylls. "We take food, shelter, warmth for granted; we click buttons rather than test our resourcefulness. I want to find out what happens when you strip people of all the comforts of modern life - does 21st Century American man still have it in him to fight for his survival? Or has that incredible pioneering spirit been lost forever? The Island sets out to answer that question." "The Island," based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, doesn't include any of the usual reality show trappings. There are no prizes. No eliminations. No winner. The six episodes, produced by Endemol Shine North America, will leave 14 American men isolated on a deserted island committed to filming every moment themselves with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival tools.
LAST ALASKANS, THE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 5/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2015) In 1980, the US government banned new human occupation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a protected area home to thousands of native animals and pristine terrain spanning roughly the size of South Carolina. Currently, only a handful of families spread across seven permitted cabins are allowed to remain in the refuge. Within less than 100 years, all remaining permits will reach expiration, and there will be no human presence left. On Monday, May 25 at 10/9c, Animal Planet premieres THE LAST ALASKANS, a new eight-part special event that documents the lives of some of the most isolated people in America - the last of their kind - as they struggle and thrive in Alaska's untouched wilderness located hundreds of miles from roads, civilization and each other. New one-hour episodes will air Sundays at 8/7c beginning May 31.
GUILTY PLEASURES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
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I CAN DO THAT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/26/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) In this exciting new variety format, America's brightest entertainers will come together to compete and showcase their incredible talent. Each week, a group of six celebrities perform breathtaking and unique acts to prove to the audience that "they can do that!" In each episode, we will see current top music and variety groups showcase unique talents and performances. During each performance, the eight celebrities enter a friendly rivalry as they choose their favorite act, what they think they can master, and who they would pair up with to master the act. Unlike most talent shows, there are no judges or eliminations, it's all for bragging rights. Watch your favorite stars master a new skill every week and face challenges beyond their imagination. They may already be winners, but can they do... THAT? Comedian-actor-producer Marlon Wayans will serve as host. Celebrities participating are acclaimed dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke, superstar recording artists Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara, national standup comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson. The series is a Universal Television production. Audrey Morrissey ("The Voice") and Matilda Zoltowski ("Dancing with the Stars") serve as executive producers. Rick Alvarez, Avi Armoza, Nehama Cohen, Elwin De Groot, Steve Harris and Marlon Wayans also executive produce.
BRIEFCASE, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, April 2015) CBS announces the new reality show THE BRIEFCASE, featuring hard-working American families experiencing financial setbacks who are presented with a briefcase containing a large sum of money and a potentially life-altering decision: they can keep all of the money for themselves, or give all or part of it to another family in need. The series premieres Wednesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Each week, two families have 72 hours to learn details about each other's challenging circumstances and make the weighty decision of what to do with $101,000. However, what they don't know is that the family with whom they are considering sharing this financial windfall received an identical briefcase with the same instructions. Throughout their journeys, relationships within both families will be tested and beliefs questioned as they find out what really matters most in their lives, and how much importance they place on values such as love, generosity, compassion and faith.
BULLSEYE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2015) BULLSEYE, an exhilarating one-hour unscripted challenge series, hosted by Kellan Lutz ("The Legend of Hercules," "The Twilight Saga" franchise), premieres Wednesday, May 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. From Endemol Shine North America, the producers of "Wipeout" and "Fear Factor," BULLSEYE will challenge four men and four women to test their bodies and brains in three ultimate challenges that ask nothing more than for them to hit the BULLSEYE - literally. Comedian Godfrey ("The Godfrey Complex") will serve as co-host. BULLSEYE's fierce "weekend warriors" will participate in three levels of extraordinary challenges, all of which involve using their bodies like human darts to hit targets - on land, sea and air. As the rounds advance in this fun-for-the-family summer series, only those with the sharpest aim move forward. The first challenge finds the eight competitors vying to hit the center of a stationary target while leaping from a moving 18-wheeler, being pulled by a helicopter or acting as a human slingshot being projected hundreds of feet through the air. In round two, the remaining four competitors - two men and two women - race to hit as many targets as possible. These competitors may be aiming for targets while descending down a building or jumping between two racing speedboats. In the third and final challenge, the remaining three competitors race against the clock to conquer the ultimate test and hit the final BULLSEYE.
AQUARIUS (NBC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 5/28/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, April 2015) Los Angeles. 1967. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, "Californication," "The X-Files"), a decorated World War II vet and homicide detective, barely recognizes the city he's now policing. Long hair, cheap drugs, rising crime, protests, free love, police brutality, Black Power and the Vietnam War are radically remaking the world he and the Greatest Generation saved from fascism 20 years ago. So when Emma Karn (Emma Dumont, "Salvation," "Bunheads"), the 16-year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies and Hodiak agrees to find her, he faces only hostility, distrust and silence. He enlists the help of Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, "True Blood," "Friday Night Lights") - a young, idealistic undercover vice cop who's been allowed to grow his hair out - to infiltrate this new counterculture and find her. The generational conflict between the two is immediate and heated, yet they're both dedicated officers and soon realize the need to bring Emma home is more urgent than they foresaw. The immediacy arises because she has joined a small, but growing, band of drifters under the sway of a career criminal who now dreams of being a rock star: Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, "Game of Thrones"). Ringing with the unparalleled music of the era, "Aquarius" is a sprawling work of historical fiction that begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It's a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today.
SMILE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/28/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2015) Can you imagine having teeth so damaged it hampers leading a normal life? Some individuals have such poor dental conditions that they can't fathom dating, working or even leaving homes due to the extreme distress, pain and embarrassment they experience daily. Now, Lifetime is offering these people a second chance with Smile (#Smile), an all-new makeover series documenting the emotional, psychological and physical journey of transformative dental procedures. Smile will premiere Thursday, May 28, at 10pm ET/PT. Over the span of six hour-long episodes, a team of renowned dentists will work with twelve patients from all over the country. The dentists include New York-based Dr. Amir Ahmadi, Dr. Debra Glassman and Dr. Ramin Tabib, and Dr. Kimberly Knopf and Dr. Bill Dorfman in Los Angeles. Facing some of the most challenging dental conditions they'll ever see, these specialists apply their expertise to restore their clients' smiles, giving them the ability to reclaim their confidence and pride.
NIGHTINGALE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/29/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, March 2015) The HBO Films single-character drama NIGHTINGALE, starring Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo ("Selma"), will debut FRIDAY, MAY 29, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, NIGHTINGALE is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man.
SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/30/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Kelli Garner (The Aviator, Pan Am) plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime's four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at 9pm ET/PT. The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award(R) winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, The Last of Robin Hood) as Marilyn's biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Texas Rising, Magic City) also headline the cast while Sarandon's daughter Eva Amurri Martino (Californication) plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn's childhood guardian.
TREETOP CAT RESCUE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2015) Every day in western Washington State, wily felines scale massive trees, only to find themselves helplessly stranded hundreds of feet off the ground. Lucky for them, expert tree climbers and kitty communication experts Shaun Sears and Tom Otto are prepared to do whatever it takes to rescue these panicked pets and reunite them with their owners. The duo runs the non-profit organization, Canopy Cat Rescue, a highly skilled, two-man operation adept at climbing the region's notoriously tall timber. Over the past two years, they have scaled trees as tall as 15 stories high while bringing nearly 500 kitties back to the loving arms of their worried humans. Viewers will get an up-close look at the moments when these frightened felines meet their knight in shining armor in the all-new series, TREETOP CAT RESCUE debuting Saturday May 30 with a special double episode premiere at 9:00PM and 9:30PM on Animal Planet.
SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series finale] · 5/31/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Kelli Garner (The Aviator, Pan Am) plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime's four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at 9pm ET/PT. The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award(R) winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, The Last of Robin Hood) as Marilyn's biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Texas Rising, Magic City) also headline the cast while Sarandon's daughter Eva Amurri Martino (Californication) plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn's childhood guardian.
PARANORMAL SURVIVOR (DA)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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UNREAL (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Lifetime's highly-anticipated scripted series UnREAL (#UnREALTV), starring Shiri Appleby (Girls) and Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, Entourage), will premiere Monday, June 1, at 10pm ET/PT. This provocative drama, that gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, makes its world premiere today at SXSW at 3:30pm CT in the Vimeo theater in the Austin Convention Center. UnREAL was created by Marti Noxon (Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. It was inspired by Shapiro's 2013 SXSW award-winning independent short film Sequin Raze. Set against the backdrop of the hit dating competition show Everlasting, UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg (Appleby), a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program's dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King (Zimmer), demands. What ensues is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and being a producer a whole other reality.
WHISPERS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/15 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them, too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In "The Whispers," someone or something - is manipulating the ones we love most to commit the unthinkable. In the country's center of political power, Washington D.C., several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. What the parents don't know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And when the mysterious games Drill convinces them to play turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan is called in to investigate. What is it that Drill wants, and why does he - or it - only communicate with children? As the clock counts down, a suspenseful race will begin to save not only their families, but the world. Before it's too late. The Whispers" stars Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan, Barry Sloane as Wes Lawrence, Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe, Derek Webster as Jessup Rollins, Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Kylie Rogers as Minx Lawrence and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry Bennigan. The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Zack Estrin. The pilot was written and co-executive produced by Soo Hugh, who also developed the series. "The Whispers" is produced by ABC Studios, with Amblin TV as co-producer.
STITCHERS (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, April 2015) ABC Family's first procedural drama, "Stitchers," follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be 'stitched' into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten's roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a 'stitcher.' Created and written by Jeffrey A. Schechter ("Overruled!"), who will executive produce alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken, "Stitchers" stars newcomer Emma Ishta as Kirsten, Kyle Harris ("Carrie Diaries") as Cameron, Ritesh Rajan (upcoming "Jungle Book" feature) as Linus, Salli Richardson-Whitfield ("Eureka," "I Am Legend") as Maggie, and Allison Scagliotti ("Warehouse 13") as Camille. Todd Holland ("The Larry Sanders Show," "Malcolm in the Middle") will direct the premiere episode. "Stitchers" will premiere on Tuesday, June 2nd at 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT.
JUNK FOOD FLIP (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
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SECRETS & WIVES (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, April 2015) Bravo Media joins the inner circle of an affluent, tight-knit group of long-time girlfriends who grew up on Long Island with "Secrets and Wives," premiering Tuesday, June 2 at 10pm ET/PT. Navigating the pitfalls of marriage and divorce, these six women - Andi Black, Susan Doneson, Cori Goldfarb, Gail Greenberg, Amy Miller and Liza Sandler - are all going through the process of reinventing themselves under the microscope of family, friends and exes. Throughout the season, this sisterhood of friends will come together and take on some of life's biggest challenges. From second or third divorces, new marriages, searching for love, and adjusting to an empty nest, every conflict is fraught with decades of real baggage. Years of memories are amongst this intertwined group of women, but can they come together for the moments that truly matter most?
SENSE8 (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2013) Netflix will bring Georgeville Television's Sense8, a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted, exclusively to its members to watch instantly in late 2014. The 10 episode season one of Sense8 marks the first foray into television by the Wachowskis, the creative geniuses behind Bound, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas, and is the latest project from veteran show runner J. Michael Straczynski , creator of the Hugo Award-winning Babylon 5 TV series and whose film credits include Changeling, Thor and Underworld Awakening.
BIGGEST & BADDEST (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, April 2015) This June, Nat Geo WILD will get up close and personal with the world's fiercest predators and most legendary animals. Our cameras will follow renowned explorer and biologist Niall McCann on his mission to find the Biggest & Baddest animals around the globe for conservation research. The series makes its debut on Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. The announcement was made today by Geoff Daniels, EVP and general manager of Nat Geo WILD.
BRANSON TAXI (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, January 2015) In Branson, Missouri life is about loving your family, having good times and making boatloads of money. Branson cab king Scott Thompson excels at all three. In Branson Taxi, viewers go inside Scott's family-run cab monopoly in Branson where the egos and demands equal those of New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. But Branson is a place where flash isn't coveted and people don't put up with divas and Scott's team of Ozark-bearded hillbillies and blue-eyed beauties know how to respond. Among them are Scott's young daughter Jade, dispatch manager Karen, smoky shop foreman Tom, pirate-hat-wearing cab mechanic Rusty, Ad Sales and Marketing experts Tessa and Dawnell and their wacky group of drivers Jeff, Steve and Bobby. But mixing family, friends and Branson's booming tourism industry makes for a shaky ride and keeps Scott and his team working around the clock to keep the competition at bay and passengers happy. Branson Taxi is produced by High Noon Entertainment with Jim Berger, Scott Feeley and Patrick Jager serving as Executive Producers.
BECOMING US (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, April 2015) The groundbreaking new unscripted drama series "Becoming Us" (formerly known as "My Transparent Life") centers on a teenager named Ben who is learning to live with his dad becoming a woman. The series will follow Ben, his family and his friends as they support one another through this unexpected journey and navigate their new world with Charlie now living as Carly. The show is a generational story of a loving family and circle of friends supporting one another through this unfamiliar situation. "Becoming Us" will premiere on Monday, June 8th at 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT.
ODD MOM OUT (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, January 2015) Following Bravo Media's success in 2014 ranking as the #9 ad supported cable entertainment network among adults 18-49 and 25-54, the network announced today that the second original scripted series, "Odd Mom Out," will premiere on Monday, June 8th. The 10 episode half-hour comedy, "Odd Mom Out," stars acclaimed author Jill Kargman playing a satirical version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side, and the uber-wealthy mommy clique inhabiting this fantastically outrageous domain. A New Yorker through and through, Jill Weber (Kargman) embraces her quirky and somewhat unconventional life with her loving husband, Andy (Andy Buckley, "The Office") and three great kids. Jill's frenemies and in-laws only fuel the pressure for her to conform, including the status-obsessed family matriarch, Candace (Joanna Cassidy, "Six Feet Under"), brother-in-law Lex (Sean Kleier, "Madam Secretary") and his wife, Brooke (Abby Elliott, "Saturday Night Live"), who reigns over a group of quintessential Upper East Side mombots with an iron credit card.
PLAYER GETS PLAYED (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, April 2015) The game is over... when Oxygen Media debuts the new series "Player Gets Played" on Wednesday, June 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT following "The Prancing Elites Project" as part of the network's Wednesday night original programming lineup. Each episode follows one woman with a lurking suspicion as she uncovers the heartbreaking reality that she is not the only love in her boyfriend's life. After discovering the truth with the help of social media and friends, the ladies join together without letting the "player" in on their plan and plot a surprising reveal designed to teach him a lesson. "'Player Gets Played' takes a look at women who unite on a journey to reclaim their hearts and power," said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. "From heartbreak to major soul searching, each episode will share relatable journeys that connect women to each other, which is a key ingredient to an Oxygen show and resonates profoundly with our viewers."
JOSH WOLF SHOW, THE (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "The Josh Wolf Show" (June 11) - From executive producer Chelsea Handler comes "The Josh Wolf Show" - CMT's first original late night comedy series starring comedian Josh Wolf (best known for guest hosting "Chelsea Lately"). Airing nightly (Wednesday - Saturday) the topical comedy show features panel discussions, interviews and sketches with stars from the worlds of country, Hollywood and beyond. In addition to Handler, "The Josh Wolf Show" is executive produced by FREE 90 MEDIA's Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle. Jayson Dinsmore and Julia Silverton executive produce for CMT.
DARK MATTER (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2015) In the new original series Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship awakens with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl), the series features Melissa O'Neil (Broadway's Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). The 13 one-hour episodes are based on the graphic novel Dark Matter, also by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics.
SECRET LIVES OF AMERICANS (PIVOT)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pivot's press release, March 2015) Pivot announced premiere dates for a new season of "Angry Planet," Friday, April 17 at 10pm ET, and for "Secret Lives of Americans" Friday, June 12 at 10:30pm ET. "Secret Lives of Americans" gives viewers an up-close and unflinching look at individuals' lives as they expose powerful secrets to the most important people in their lives. The series will be primarily shot by the subjects themselves, giving viewers an opportunity to experience immersive and intimate documentation, hearing firsthand about the turmoil caused by the skeletons in the subjects' closets. As these journeys unfold, viewers will come to understand the subjects' stories within the context of a greater social issue. Eli Holzman, Stephen Lambert, and Danny Villa serve as executive producers for All3Media America. John Henshaw also serves as executive producer. Jeff Skoll and Christy Spitzer serve as executive producers for Pivot.
SOUTHERN UNCOVERED WITH THE LEE BROS (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation's press release, April 2015) Ovation TV, America's only arts network, is about to reveal the unexpected side of Southern culture with a brand new original series, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros. Hosted by award-winning Southern food and travel experts Matt Lee and Ted Lee, the series will premiere Sunday, June 14 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV. In each episode of Southern Uncovered, Matt and Ted explore a different city in the South, seeking to expose the unique and unexpected sides of Southern cuisine and culture. The brothers aren't afraid to get their hands dirty - or lace up their dancing shoes - as they introduce us to the people, places and amazing plates that define the South, beyond the stereotypes. Over the six-episode series, Matt and Ted will introduce viewers to the food, art, and culture of Charleston, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Asheville, and Louisville.
TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/15/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2015) HISTORY's ten-hour television event series TEXAS RISING stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Kris Kristofferson and is directed by Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION). The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and TEXAS RISING details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas," lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for all eternity. Produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America in association with Thinkfactory Media.
MAKING OF THE MOB: NEW YORK (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 6/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, April 2015) AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob: New York" will premiere on Monday, June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and be narrated by Emmy(R) Award-winning actor Ray Liotta. Kicking off "Mob Mondays," the eight-part series begins in 1905 and spans over 50 years to trace the rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who organized the criminal underworld, turning the Mafia into an American institution. The premiere will air following a 25th Anniversary feature presentation of 1990s Oscar(R)-winning film Goodfellas (Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci) at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. "The Making of The Mob: New York" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment ("The World Wars," "The Men Who Built America").
PROOF (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2015) For millennia, the world's greatest scholars and philosophers have tried to answer one important question: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond? Now a brilliant surgeon is ready to take up the mantle in TNT's intriguing new drama Proof, starring Jennifer Beals (The L Word, Flashdance), Matthew Modine (And the Band Played On, Full Metal Jacket), David Sutcliffe (Private Practice, Gilmore Girls) and Joe Morton (Scandal, Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, who has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage and a growing estrangement from her daughter. Carolyn is persuaded by Ivan Turing (Modine), a cancer-stricken tech inventor and billionaire to investigate cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, hauntings and other phenomena, all of it in the search for evidence that death is not the end. It's both a journey of exploration toward finding an answer to a question many people have asked and a deeply personal and emotional journey for Carolyn, who hopes to find answers in the wake of her son's death. Proof also stars Callum Blue (Dead Like Me, Royal Pains), Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class, Justified) Annie Thurman (The Hunger Games) and newcomer Caroline Rose Kaplan. The series is produced by TNT, with Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer), Rob Bragin (Greek, Murphy Brown), Tom Jacobson (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Uncle Buck), Jill Littman and Emmy(R) winner Alex Graves (The West Wing, Game of Thrones) serving as executive producers.
LEEPU & PITBULL (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2015) HISTORY(R) follows master mechanic "Pitbull" Steve and renowned Bangladeshi car designer, who is named Leepu, as they transform heaps of metal into a cash-producing business venture. Each week a customer with a beloved clunker, great story and small budget asks this odd couple to convert their bucket of bolts into a cool custom car. In this high-risk and high-octane undertaking, it's up to LEEPU & PITBULL to turn their differences into inspiration... as they MacGuyver fixes to build winning wheels, satisfy the customer and rev up the riches. Produced by Raw TV Ltd.
CLIPPED (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, May 2014) Buzzy's is the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the Emmy(R)-winning creators of Will & Grace. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and six-time Emmy nominee George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy about a group of misfits from high school who work together at a Charlestown, Mass. barbershop called Buzzy's. Their dreams may lie across the Charles River in Boston, but for now, their work, their lives and their loves - not to mention their sense of humor - remain in Charlestown. Buzzy's comes to TBS from KoMut Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
ED BASSMASTER SHOW, THE (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "The Ed Bassmaster Show" (June 17) - From the producers of MTV's "Teen Wolf," "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" and "The Andy Milonakis Show," Ed Bassmaster is breaking out from YouTube to join CMT in his first-ever TV show where he'll unleash an astonishing range of characters on unsuspecting members of the general public. With over 1.9 million YouTube subscribers and 472 million views, Bassmaster is fast becoming a household name known for his pranks and skits. "The Ed Bassmaster Show" is executive produced by Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley through DiGa Vision. Additional executive producers include Adam Dolgins and Tom Gianis. Matt Trierweiler executive produces for CMT.
DEUTSCHLAND 83 (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, April 2015) SundanceTV announced today that "Deutschland 83" will premiere Wednesday, June 17 at 11:00PM ET/PT. "Deutschland 83" is a coming-of-age spy thriller, which unfolds just as the Cold War between East and West comes to a head. The eight-part series is written and created by American journalist and author Anna Winger (This Must Be the Place) alongside her husband Joerg Winger, a successful German showrunner ("Soko Leipzig"), who serves as executive producer. The New York Times touted the series as an "ingenious, counterintuitive look at the Cold War." "Deutschland 83" is a captivating story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) as the 24-year-old East German native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal.
ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) "The Astronaut Wives Club" - A new television drama series based on the book by Lily Koppel, focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together. "The Astronaut Wives Club" premieres THURSDAY, JUNE 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "The Astronaut Wives Club" stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra. The first episode was directed by Lone Scherfig, director of the Academy Award(R)-nominated film "An Education."
COMPLICATIONS (USA)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/18/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2015) From the creator of "Burn Notice," comes the fast-paced and unpredictable thriller, COMPLICATIONS. The series stars Jason O'Mara as Dr. John Ellison, a suburban doctor who, while still dealing with the emotional effects of his daughter's death, intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life. The series also stars Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf ("Leverage"), and Lauren Stamile ("Burn Notice").
ALONE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2015) The ten-episode series is the country's boldest and longest survival experiment ever captured for television. It places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the Vancouver Island wilderness - no camera crew, no teams, no producers - on a single mission to stay alive. At stake is $500,000 awarded to the person who can last the longest. They will face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown, self-documenting their experience. ALONE will also air as a synchronized global TV event, airing in over 200 territories worldwide on HISTORY and other channels from the A+E Networks portfolio. Produced by Leftfield Pictures.
KILLJOYS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2015) Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war. From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and writer and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, creator of Lost Girl, the original, 10-episode Syfy series stars Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13).
LOVE AGAIN (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/20/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2015) A couple on the brink of divorce decides to keep their marital woes a secret as they help their daughter plan her wedding. As the two work together on the happy occasion, they soon discover that their own marriage might just be worth saving.
PERFECT MATCH, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2015) When a young couple has opposing visions of their wedding day, two competing wedding planners are brought in to arrange the perfect event. As the wedding day approaches, the clashing wedding planners find romance of their own and discover that opposites can produce the most surprising results.
POLDARK (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) Other MASTERPIECE programming scheduled for 2015 includes: The Manners of Downton Abbey, a behind-the-scenes look at the world of Edwardian manners with Alastair Bruce, historical advisor to Downton Abbey; a third series of the popular Mr. Selfridge starring Jeremy Piven; a stunning new adaptation of the 1970s blockbuster Poldark, starring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Being Human); and the sumptuous drama Indian Summers, set in the waning years of British colonial rule in 1930s India. Funding for these programs is provided by Ralph Lauren Corporation and Viking River Cruises.
BATTLEBOTS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) "BattleBots" is a reimagined take of the killer robot combat sport from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original "BattleBots" franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The homeade robots will battle against each other, in a single elimination tournament style format, until there is one champion. The six episode series features next generation robots - bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. Separate weight classes will be eliminated so that robots of all sizes will battle against each other. State of the Art Onboard Technology and Cameras will provide audiences with enhanced viewing and combat analytics. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds. MGM Television, which has a development deal with Whalerock Industries, will be distributing the program internationally. Executive Producers are Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Ed Roski and Greg Munson.
BIG CRAZY FAMILY ADVENTURE (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2015) Trekking through the Himalaya (with a short stop at Mt. Everest's base camp), sailing the Ganges River, crossing the North Pacific Ocean on a container ship, meditating with monks in a Tibetan monastery - these are not the typical activities you might expect during a family vacation with two young children. But the Kirkby family is on an extraordinary adventure halfway around the globe - and inviting everyone to come along. Travel Channel's mesmerizing and cinematic new series, "Big Crazy Family Adventure," premiering Sunday, June 21 with back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, follows wilderness guide, writer and award-winning photographer Bruce Kirkby throughout this epic trip - from his home in Kimberley, British Columbia, to a remote monastery in the Himalaya - with his wife, Christine Pitkanen, and their two young boys: Bodi, 7 and Taj, 3. There's just one catch: on their 13,000-mile adventure they won't be taking ANY airplanes. To fully experience the life-changing and serendipitous moments that exploring the world provides, they'll get to their final destination through surface travel only - canoe, container ship, ferry, high-speed train, river boat, tuk tuk, pony, their own eight feet and more. The series is comprised of nine, hour-long episodes.
BALLERS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) The new comedy series BALLERS kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star. Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson; executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss.
CRIMSON FIELD, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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BRINK, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) The new comedy series THE BRINK begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). This epic dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men: Secretary of State Walter Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson, who must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three. Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson star. Executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach; created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib.
FORGED IN FIRE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2015) The most talented bladesmiths in the world will test their mettle in this cutting-edge competition series. Hosted by weapons expert Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and decorated Air Force para-rescue specialist, the series will feature world-class bladesmiths creating many of history's most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword to ancient throwing blades like the Chakram. Production has started in Brooklyn, NY and is produced by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company.
MR. ROBOT (USA)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2015) This techno thriller follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When the mysterious leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime. MR. ROBOT also stars Portia Doubleday ("Her"), Carly Chaikin ("Suburgatory") and Martin Wallström ("Simple Simon").
BOOM! (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2015) Combining high drama and high stakes with high comedy in a fun-filled, trivia-charged, slime-soaked, entertainment explosion, new quiz show BOOM!, hosted by comedian Tom Papa ("The Marriage Ref"), premieres Thursday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). From Keshet DCP, BOOM! is a general knowledge quiz show that challenges teams of three players to defuse a series of ticking slime-bombs, by dramatically cutting the wires relating to the correct answers and leaving the wrong answers untouched. Get it right - and the players win big money. Get it wrong or run out of time - and, after a tense countdown, the players - and portions of the audience - are showered with anything from "guacamole" to "mashed potatoes," forcing the players out of the game.
COUNTRY WEDDING, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2015) A famous country singer set to marry a glamorous Hollywood actress returns to his small town roots. When he crosses paths with his childhood sweetheart - and finally feels inspired to write songs again - he reevaluates his life, his values and his opinion of true love. As his wedding day approaches, he must decide if he has chosen the right woman to be his wife.
ZOO (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, February 2015) ZOO, a new drama based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, will premiere Tuesday, June 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). In the series, a wave of violent animal attacks against humans begin taking place across the globe. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist (James Wolk) is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic's mystery before there's no place left for people to hide.
SCREAM (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) "Scream" is based on the eponymous, international hit horror franchise. After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens - with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart - become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who's out for blood.
FOOD PARADISE INTERNATIONAL (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) We've combed the world for the tastiest dishes in the most legendary and undiscovered hot spots, and our taste buds are bursting! We're talking steak in Italy, lobster in Barcelona, shrimp in Sydney and the juiciest burgers from all over the world. We deliver pizza pies from Tokyo to South Africa, eat like an Argentine cowboy and chow down on crispy Southern BBQ in Paris. From the casual to the truly bizarre, you'll want a taste of all the surprises on "Food Paradise International." Bon Appétit! Six hour-long episodes; produced by Loud TV. Executive producers for Loud are Nick Rigg, Brent Montgomery and Lauren Deen. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Tina Nguyen.
EPIC ATTRACTIONS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) The biggest, fastest, wildest, most beautiful and most insane theme parks and attractions are run like well-oiled machines. These parks are high-tech and high dollar, exciting, exotic and extreme. Now, amusement expert Chris Perry, who managed a top amusement park in Dubai for over 15 years, is revealing all of the industry's secrets for success. Pulling back the curtain, Perry provides an exclusive look at how the mechanics of amusement parks and rides really work - at Ohio's Cedar Point, Dubai's Aquaventure Waterpark, Germany's Europa Park and Tampa, Florida's Busch Gardens, to name a few. Each episode of "Epic Attractions" offers not only a backstage pass to some of the world's greatest attractions, but also an inside scoop on the science and engineering that make up one of the biggest industries on the planet. If you thought amusement parks couldn't get any more fun, Chris Perry has more thrills in store! One hour-long special episode, plus six half-hour episodes; produced by Lusid Media. Executive producers for Lusid are Zak Weisfeld and Libby Richman. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Brian Leonard.
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING: SAN FRANCISCO (BRAVO)
· [75-minute series premiere] · 7/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, April 2015) Bravo Media crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into the home of the latest generation of tech giants, on the supersized series premiere of "Million Dollar Listing San Francisco" airing Wednesday, July 8 from 10 - 11:15 p.m. ET/PT. The fourth installment of the successful "Million Dollar Listing" franchise follows the lives of three ambitious hot shot real estate agents, Justin Fichelson, Andrew Greenwell and Roh Habibi, as they strive to outsell one another in a cutthroat market filled by young tech millionaires. With price points rising 34% in the last year*, San Francisco is in the middle of a real estate revolution and these brokers-by-the-bay are listing some of the most expensive and architecturally unique properties around the country. In this town competition is steep and these agents are always rushing to find their next golden listing and billionaire client.
DATES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2015) The British series DATES, in which each episode focuses on a first date between two people who have met on an online dating service, debuts with back-to-back episodes Thursday, July 9 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET and 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET), following original episodes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The series explores the issues, intricacies, romance, and danger of modern relationships and the thrills, calamities, lies, and truths of first dates. Featuring a cast that largely changes with each episode, DATES includes such stars as Oona Chaplin ("Game of Thrones"), Ben Chaplin ("Thin Red Line"), Andrew Scott ("Sherlock"), Katie McGrath ("Dracula"), Amanda Hale ("The White Queen") and Gemma Chan ("Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"). Bryan Elsley created the series that aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. DATES is produced by Balloon (Dates) Ltd., and distributed by eOne.
ONE BAD CHOICE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) Each episode of "One Bad Choice" tells the story of how a single mistake can change the trajectory of a life forever. Through first-person narrative alongside dramatic reenactments, each episode culminates with how the person is doing now.
SEX WITH BRODY (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2015) E! Entertainment bares it all with their upcoming four-episode series, "Sex with Brody," a call-in talk show based on television personality and sex enthusiast Brody Jenner's podcast series. Joined by relationship therapist and author Dr. Mike Dow and actress and comedian Stevie Ryan, the roundtable talk show will get hot and heavy around the topics of love, relationships and sex. From in-depth discussions on how to deal with exes, to surprising revelations about foreplay, and the troubles of online dating, no stone is left unturned. Jenner, a notorious expert in the dating arena, will take on these hot topics, hitting the phones and the streets to encourage strangers to "strip down" and reveal their burning thoughts around sex and relationships. Special guest appearances including Christina Milian, Joanna Krupa and April Rose will add color to the pop culture dialogue, giving viewers an inside look at the celebrity take on sex.
TWINNING (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2015) For the first time ever, VH1 is doubling down on a reality competition series that will put "twin-tuition" to the test in "Twinning" premiering Wednesday, July 15th at 10PM ET/PT with ten hour-long episodes. Hosted by Angie Greenup, "Twinning" is an arc'd competition series in which twelve sets of twins will go head to head for a grand prize of $222,222.22. But getting there won't be easy. Viewers will experience double the meltdowns, double the hook-ups, and, of course, double the twists when twin teams are pushed to their limits in unexpected ways. As the strengths and weaknesses of each twin pair is revealed, relationships will be tested and resentments will be exposed. In the end, the pair of twins left standing will win the cash prize, and be crowned as the twinners.
SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL (FX)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, April 2015) Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, created by and starring Denis Leary, will air on FX on Thursdays at 10 PM e/p, beginning July 16. Leary stars as "Johnny Rock," lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kickass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up. The same day the album dropped. Because lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife. So the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons - like self-destructing sooner than any group in rock 'n' roll history. 25 years later the only thing bigger than Johnny's ego is his prostate. The drugs he really needs now aren't cocaine and marijuana - they're Crestor, Cymbalta and Cialis. He's out of work, out of money and out of show business options. That's when a massively talented young singer named Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) shows up - with a burning desire to be famous, a throwback appreciation for The Heathens only album, and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio. Only this time, SHE'S the lead singer and Johnny's just a behind the scenes songwriter. John Ales, Bobby Kelly and Elaine Hendrix round out the rest of this dysfunctional rock and roll family. The race is on to see who gets famous first - and for what reason. Leary serves as Executive Producer along with Jim Serpico. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.
GEEKS WHO DRINK (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/15 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2015) Zachary Levi executive produces and hosts this new, original weekly game show based on the nationwide pub trivia contest of the same name. In each installment, two teams of self-proclaimed "trivia geeks" (including a celebrity captain) battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. After three rounds of raucous game-play and (mostly) friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard and a bevy of prizes to geek out over.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2015) The counselors are confirmed for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a limited 8-episode series coming to Netflix just in time for summer. Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter are among some of the cast joining the series, which tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood's famous summer season, now fourteen years after the film's debut. The series is directed by David Wain and co-written by Wain and Michael Showalter.
TUT (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, April 2015) Today Spike released the first trailer for its most ambitious scripted drama event, Tut. The six-hour, three-night limited series event stars legendary actor Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia (Twisted) and is set to premiere on Spike this summer Sunday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 21 from 9-11 PM, ET/PT. Spike's Tut tells the astounding saga of one of history's most extraordinary rulers, Tutankhamun (King Tut), his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. "Tut" opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder -- proving his world was not far removed from our own -- and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages. In addition to Kingsley and Jogia, the cast includes Nonso Anozie (Zoo), Sibylla Deen (Tyrant), Alexander Siddig (Game of Thrones), Kylie Bunbury (Under the Dome), Iddo Goldberg (Salem) and Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland).
SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, April 2015) The global pop culture sensation returns to cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida. The two-hour original movie stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff (Fin's father, Gil), Bo Derek (April's mother, May), Ryan Newman (April and Fin's daughter, Claudia Shepard), and Jack Griffo (Claudia's friend, Billy). Additional announced cameos include Mark Cuban (President of the United States), Ann Coulter (Vice President of the United States), Michele Bachmann, Kathie Lee and Hoda; Frankie Muniz; Anthony Weiner; Jerry Springer; Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan and Tom Compton, *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and Chris Jericho. A production of The Asylum, Sharknado 3 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.
HOME FREE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2015) FOX has ordered HOME FREE, a new competition series that will feature never-before-seen twists and plenty of surprises, as couples vie to win their dream home. From Relativity Television and executive producer Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"), and hosted by famed professional contractor Mike Holmes ("Holmes on Homes(R)"), the eight-episode unscripted series breaks ground Wednesday, July 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. On HOME FREE, nine deserving couples are challenged to revive one run-down home every week. During each episode, Holmes will present the couples with tasks designed to test and challenge the skills of these do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Holmes will be with the competitors every step of the way - picking apart their work and demanding they meet his high standards, while also sharing his expertise and guidance to help them reach new heights. But in a surprise twist, when the work is done for the day, the couples don't have far to travel to get home... because not only must they work together to restore the home, they must all live together in the same dilapidated home 24/7. The more they accomplish, the better they sleep at night. Each week, the couples with the best work will move forward in the competition, while the couple who didn't perform up to code will face elimination. Eliminations will continue each week, until only two couples remain, who will fight to the finish to win their ultimate dream home.
BRUCE JENNER PROJECT, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2015) E! announces a new documentary series with Bruce Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. The series will tell Bruce's intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his "new normal." Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docuseries will also explore what Bruce's transition means for the people in his life and how those relationships are affected, while offering a better understanding of many of life's challenges. The eight-part, one-hour series will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm on E! and will also air on the E! channels internationally. A series title will be announced at a later date.
COLD JUSTICE: SEX CRIMES (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2015) TNT is expanding its real-life investigation series Cold Justice with the all-new spinoff, Cold Justice: Sex Crimes from Wolf Reality and Magical Elves. This new series is an extremely timely project, especially in light of the sobering statistics for sex-related crimes in America revealing that there are approximately 240,000 survivors of sexual assault in America, including men, women and children. In fact, every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. To combat these numbers and bring justice to the survivors of sexual assault, former Harris County, Texas, prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O'Neill are traveling to small towns around the country to help local law enforcement close cases that have sat dormant for years. Emmy(R) winners Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago Fire), Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef, Project Greenlight) and Tom Thayer (Hitchcock, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) serve as executive producers on Cold Justice: Sex Crimes, with Cold Justice expert Kelly Siegler also serving as an executive producer on the new show.
SIGNIFICANT MOTHER (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2015) In SIGNIFICANT MOTHER, premiering Monday, August 3 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET), budding Portland restaurateur Nate's (Josh Zuckerman) world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy, is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). To make matters worse, Nate's previously disinterested dad, Harrison (Jonathan Silverman) is now determined to win Lydia back and isn't afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend's first serious relationship, Nate's "new normal" forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life. SIGNIFICANT MOTHER was initially developed as a digital series for CW Seed, The CW's digital studio, before being ordered to series for the broadcast network.
WICKED OFFER, A (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2015) In the outrageous, darkly comic one-hour series A WICKED OFFER, premiering Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m ET), couples are presented with a series of Faustian bargains, as they must decide to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes. With each challenge testing the couple's moral and ethical boundaries, the couples must weigh the potential havoc wreaked on their relationship with each other and everyone involved. As each task is completed, the stakes and the cash value are raised, forcing the couple to decide how far they're willing to go for money. A WICKED OFFER is executive produced by Bobby Sizemore ("Giuliana and Bill," "Tori and Dean") and by Jenny Daly ("Storage Hunters," "Mystery Diners," "Container Wars," "Invention USA") through her T Group production company.
MR. ROBINSON (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) As lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson, "The Office") knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade. Every struggling artist knows the drill: You've got to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. It's an easy gig, right? The school principal (Peri Gilpin, "Frasier") believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She's none too fond of Craig's unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (recurring guest star Meagan Good, "Think Like a Man"). It's a constant struggle for Craig, having one foot in the music world with his band, Nasty Delicious, and one foot in the teaching world. But if Craig wants to get the girl of his dreams and teach these kids the joys of music, he'll have to buckle down, shape up and get the funk out. "Mr. Robinson" is inspired by Robinson's real-life experiences as a music teacher. Writers Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen ("Back in the Game," "Lucky") serve as executive producers with Howard Klein ("Parks and Recreation"), Mark Schulman ("Chelsea Lately") and Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld"). "Mr. Robinson" is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
CARMICHAEL SHOW, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller ("Neighbors") comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod's relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in training girlfriend, his ever-hustling brother, and his mother who is always, always, always right with Jesus. "The Carmichael Show" also stars David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine as Jerrod's father and mother. Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Stoller and Ravi Nandan serve as executive producers. "The Carmichael Show" is co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television.
AMERICA. THE BEAUTIFUL. (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/15 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) America's vast and iconic landscapes host climates and terrains that are as diverse as its people. In "America. The Beautiful.," Travel Channel takes viewers well beyond ordinary sightseeing, providing immersive experiences within the country's most awe-inspiring places - including America's beloved national parks and magnificent natural wonders. Explore the rich history of Devils Tower in Wyoming as world-famous mountaineers fight their way up the monument's sheer walls, and discover why the site is considered sacred to the Lakota tribe. Experience commanding views from 3,000 feet above California's storied Yosemite Valley, as hang gliders launch themselves from Glacier Point. Ride the bioluminescent Caribbean waves of St. Croix's Salt River Bay, as marine biologists examine the rare ecosystem that gives birth to this natural phenomenon. Viewers will see and experience America like never before through first-person exploration, adrenaline-pumping adventures and once-in-a-lifetime events. Eight half-hour episodes; produced by MacGillivray. Executive producers for MacGillivray are Shaun MacGillivray and Grady Candler. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Patrick McManamee.
SHE'S GOT GAME (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2015) We all know Jayceon Taylor better known as "The Game" from his hit VH1 series "Marrying The Game" as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying. But what we don't know is if there is a woman out there that would satisfy him enough to slow him down. In the past we've seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play. Now, in the new series "She's Got Game," The Game sets out in pursuit of his perfect love match while he embarks on a national tour. Tired of picking the wrong women, in "She's Got Game," Taylor turns to his celebrity friends to see who can help him most when it comes to matters of the heart. Each celebrity will select a young woman to accompany Game on his national tour. But which women will succumb to the not-so-innocent rock star lifestyle, and which will have his back and ultimately win his heart? "She's Got Game" premieres Monday, August 10 at 9PM ET/PT with 10 one hour episodes.
PUBLIC MORALS (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2015) This summer, TNT is going to take viewers to the seedy, gritty streets and the bright, seductive lights of 1960s New York with Public Morals, a powerful, buzz-generating police drama from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen, TNT's Mob City). Public Morals also stars Michael Rapaport (Justified, Prison Break) and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans, Inside Amy Schumer). The series centers on Terry Muldoon (Burns), an officer of the Public Morals Division, which investigates vice crimes in the city. Many of Muldoon's fellow cops in the division walk a thin line between morality and crime as vice-related temptations threaten to snare even the best of officers, including Muldoon's partner, Charlie Bullman (Rapoport). As Muldoon watches the Hells Kitchen streets where he grew up devoured by an escalating war within two factions of the Irish-American Mob, he becomes more determined than ever to fight back against the city's dark underbelly so he can provide a safe place where he and his wife, Christine (Masucci), can raise their family. Also starring in Public Morals are Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Castle, Low Winter Sun), Wass Stevens (House of Cards, The Wrestler), Keith Nobbs (In Plain Sight, The Pacific), Austin Stowell (The Secret Life of an American Teenager, Behind the Candelabra), Patrick Murney (Person of Interest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Katrina Bowden (30 Rock, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood, 90210), Brian Wiles (Person of Interest) and Cormac Cullinane (Honestly Amelia). In addition, Public Morals will feature guest appearances by Oscar(R) winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, TNT's Leverage, American Crime), Golden Globe(R) winner Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Presumed Innocent, Cocoon), Satellite Award(R) winner Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Boomtown, TNT's Mob City) and Satellite Award nominee Robert Knepper (Prison Break, TNT's Mob City). Public Morals is produced in collaboration with Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, the team behind the network's hit series Falling Skies. Also serving as executive producer is Aaron Lubin.
TODRICK (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) In his new weekly MTV docu-series, quadruple-threat Todrick Hall lets fans into his creative factory and introduces them to the passionate troupe of creative collaborators who pour heart and soul into his weekly videos.
GIRL CODE LIVE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) "Girl Code Live" is a weekly half-hour late night talk show hosted by three hilarious ladies from "Girl Code" - Nessa, Carly and Awkwafina. The series will feature celebrity guests, musical artists, fun games and candid girl-talk in front of a live studio audience.
I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "I Love Kellie Pickler" (working title) (September 18) - Kellie Pickler catapulted from small-town obscurity and became a household name thanks to "American Idol" and "Dancing With the Stars," but has since gone on to become a country sensation and part of the CMT Family. Recognized and beloved for her quirky personality, uniquely hysterical witticisms and Southern charm, the series will follow her marriage to Kyle Jacobs - her complete opposite. "I Love Kellie Pickler" is produced by Ryan Seacrest with executive producers Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs. Jayson Dinsmore and Morgan Selzer executive produce for CMT.
WIZ LIVE!, THE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) NBC will debut a new live television production of the hit Broadway musical "The Wiz" on Thursday, Dec. 3, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. Entering into a unique partnership with NBC on "The Wiz - to be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - is Cirque du Soleil, whose new stage theatrical division will co-produce the live TV event and then present it as a major Broadway revival for the 2016-17 season. Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.
GREASE: LIVE (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/31/16 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, January 2015) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that superstar singers, dancers and actresses Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Rock of Ages") and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical," "Spring Breakers") have been cast in leading roles in GREASE: LIVE (working title). With Hough as the angelic "Sandy" - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Hudgens as iconic bad girl "Rizzo," this first-ever live television production of "Grease" will re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation. Airing LIVE Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, GREASE: LIVE (wt) will be executive-produced by acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt. GREASE: LIVE (wt) is based on the original musical "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures' 1978 feature adaptation. It will be a Paramount Television production.