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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
OPERATION WILD (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) Veterinary teams around the world undertake groundbreaking operations to save animals' lives in some of the most remote places on earth. OPERATION WILD tells the remarkable stories of animals in need and the caregivers who push the bounds of veterinary medicine to help them. -- Wednesdays, July 1-15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
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.
MONSTER IN MY FAMILY (LMN)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from LMN's press release, June 2015) LMN presents, "Monster in My Family," a riveting new non-fiction series that delves into the world of infamous serial killers through a unique perspective rarely ever heard, as the family members of the killers come out of the shadows to reach out to the families of the victims. Each episode follows a different family's journey, facilitated by Melissa Moore - daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, infamously known as the "Happy Face Killer" - as they connect with the families of the killer's victims to express their sorrow and empathy. Six hour-long episodes are set to premiere beginning Wednesday, July 1 at 9pm ET on LMN. With unprecedented access to the serial killer's lives behind closed doors, through stunning home video footage, photos, journals and more, "Monster in My Family" reveals the dual lives led by some of the most notorious serial killers through the ones closest to them - parents, partners, friends and children. Through the guidance and unique support of Melissa, the killer's relatives will meet with families of the victims for the first time, in hopes of providing some kind of peace and closure.
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.
TALIA IN THE KITCHEN (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/15 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, February 2015) Talia's Kitchen (working title), just picked up for 40 episodes, is a live-action series inspired by the daily telenovela format that follows 14-year-old Talia who moves in with her grandmother and starts spending time in the kitchen of their family-owned restaurant. There, she discovers her true calling: cooking. With the help of her special "salt and pepper sense"--and her late father's magical spices--Talia is able to infuse emotion into her food and cook just what each customer needs. Talia's Kitchen is created by Catharina Ledeboer and produced by Viacom International. Tatiana Rodriguez will serve as Executive Producer.
SEVEN YEAR SWITCH, THE (FYI)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 7/7/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, June 2015) In FYI's new original series, "The Seven Year Switch," four couples at a crossroads in their relationship will get the chance to live with a stranger for two weeks, in an experimental marriage, to help determine if different traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger. Eight episodes are set to premiere on Tuesday, July 7 at 9pm ET, beginning with a two-hour season opener. Seven years marks a point in many marriages when couples find themselves restless and dissatisfied; and some even wonder what it would be like if they had picked a different spouse. "The Seven Year Switch" will follow the journey of four couples who have hit a breaking point in their marriage. Each of the couples, who have not had children as of yet, will participate in an innovative experiment of switch therapy, in which they swap partners and partake in experimental marriages.
HOLLYWOOD CYCLE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, June 2015) E! Entertainment clips in to the popular, highly competitive world of indoor cycling with the premiere of its newest reality series, "Hollywood Cycle." The sexy, cutthroat series dives deep into the world of Los Angeles' famed studio, Cycle House, and introduces viewers to their top instructors and devoted trainees who keep riders tapping it back on cue. Through six, hour-long episodes, viewers will get a prized front row seat in the dark, rhythm-filled studio as well as an inside look at their high drama, always complicated personal lives. "Hollywood Cycle" premieres on E! on Tuesday, July 7 at 10pm ET/PT. "Hollywood Cycle" explores the ride-or-die mentality of powerhouse instructors, Nichelle Hines, Aaron Hines, and Nick Hounslow, and the trainees who attempt to ride their way to the top as they learn from the best in the business. From clashing opinions with Cycle House owners Lara and Adam Gillman over the best way to get booties in the saddles, to blurred lines in the instructors' personal and professional lives, fans will get a first-hand look at the obsessive, glamorous world of indoor cycling in Los Angeles.
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.
WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, June 2015) Life's most pressing questions will be answered when "Why? With Hannibal Buress" premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central, after an all-new "Key & Peele." The weekly, half-hour topical series will celebrate Buress' hilariously brilliant off-beat voice and point-of-view. If it's in the zeitgeist, Buress will address it, providing his unique perspective each week, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests. Through the eight-episode season, "Why? With Hannibal Buress" will be shot in front of a studio audience and each episode will tape the same week it airs.
UNTOUCHABLE: POWER CORRUPTS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, June 2015) A powerful résumé and a charming smile can be the keys to success - but they can also be beguiling tools to mask a cold-blooded killer. Investigation Discovery's (ID) new series UNTOUCHABLE: POWER CORRUPTS offers an inside look into how a taste for power can turn into a thirst for blood, featuring the perplexing journeys of seemingly good citizens to corruption. Premiering Thursday, July 9 at 9/8c, this six episode series uses chronological reenactments and expert commentary to tell the stories of people whose ambition, authority and sense of entitlement drove them to abuse their power - and ultimately do the unthinkable. Each hour-long episode of UNTOUCHABLE: POWER CORRUPTS gives viewers a front-row seat to the cat-and-mouse game pitting the police against the perpetrators who believe they are above the law. The premiere episode airing July 9 at 9/8c features a collection of strange but seemingly unrelated events - a star gymnast recovering well from a car accident dies suddenly in her hospital bed in Columbus, OH; a tough war veteran battling a mild form of cancer takes a fatal turn for the worse in Northport, NY, and a Quincy, IL paramedic crew struck down by a series of mysterious illnesses. These tragic occurrences appear isolated and random, until nurses discover evidence that Dr. Michael Swango, a trusted and well-liked surgeon, is somehow involved in each. Dr. Swango leads investigators on a deadly game of 'catch me if you can' - but as law enforcement closes in, the doctor remains one step ahead.
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.
LIVING WITH THE ENEMY (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Lifetime pushes social boundaries in the all-new docuseries, Living with the Enemy (#LWTE). The entertaining, outrageous and daring experiment features families of opposing values living in each other's homes to see if they can change one another's views by exploring the fault lines of social cohesion in the United States. In each one-hour episode, a different hot topic currently dividing public opinion will be explored. Two families must defend their opinions and beliefs when forced to live and work with the people whose lifestyles contradict their own. Each participant will spend four days in the enemy's house, learning the way their hosts choose to live their lives and the principles and ethics they so strongly uphold. Views will be tested, beliefs challenged and patience pushed to the limit during their visit. By the end, each side will have made their point through a series of immersive situations - and hopefully, discover a greater understanding of one another.
DON'T BLINK (POP)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from POP's press release, April 2015) DON'T BLINK: A series that takes viewers inside the world of underground street magicians as they perform incredible tricks before the general public and celebrity guests. Series Premiere: Summer 2015.
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.
MUTT & STUFF (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/15 at 10:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, June 2015) Nickelodeon is expanding its hit preschool roster with the launch of the inventive Mutt & Stuff, a live-action preschool series created by TV legends Sid and Marty Krofft, and Bradley Zweig. Set in a unique school for dogs, the series stars Calvin Millan and his dad, Cesar, star of Cesar 911 and former star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, interacting with a cast of both real dogs and puppets at a canine school called Mutt & Stuff. In addition to adorable puppies and unbelievable dog tricks, the series balances moments of heart and comedy with a social-emotional curriculum that helps preschoolers with identifying and managing emotions, building interpersonal awareness and developing social skills. The show also carries a message of pet adoption and responsible pet care based on Cesar Millan's philosophies. Mutt & Stuff will premiere Friday, July 10, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), joining Nick's number-one lineup of preschool content that features the top-rated PAW Patrol and Blaze and the Monster Machines. Mutt & Stuff is created and executive produced by Sid and Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf, Land Of The Lost), along with Bradley Zweig. Cesar Millan also serves as executive producer.
TRASHFORMERS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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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, May 2015) The four-episode series, "Sex with Brody," is 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.
UNCOMMON SENSE WITH CHARLAMAGNE (MTV2)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from MTV2's press release, April 2015) "Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne tha God" (series order) is an eight-episode, half-hour comedy talk show hosted by Charlamagne, a nationally syndicated radio host and MTV2 favorite ("Guy Code," "Charlamagne and Friends"). Each week, Charlamagne is joined by a panel of comedians, curating the loudest social media topics of the week with an uncommon spin. The show concept is by Dara Cook, Rich Korson and Ryan Ling, with Brian Saracusa serving as executive producer. Dara Cook, Darin Byrne, Paul Ricci and Chris McCarthy are executive producers for MTV2.
LETHAL SEDUCTION (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/11/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) A mother must fight to protect her son from the delusional romantic advances of an older, predatory woman who has become obsessed with him. Amanda Detmer, Caleb Ruminer, Dina Meyer, Brian Thomas Smith, Sam Lerner star.
FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/11/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, June 2015) Thanks to a little Christmas magic, a single career woman experiences life as a stay-at-home mom in "Family for Christmas," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, July 11 (9pm ET/PT, 8C). Lacey Chabert ("All of My Heart," "Mean Girls") stars as an investigative reporter who one day wakes up as a mother of two in this holiday romantic comedy. Tyron Leitso ("My Boyfriends' Dogs") stars alongside Chabert and young talent Milli Wilkinson ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2") along with Audrey Smallman ("Go With Me") join the talented cast. "Family for Christmas" is part of Hallmark Channel's CHRISTMAS KEEPSAKE event, a 10-day celebration in July featuring the network's most popular, fan favorite holiday movies around the clock including the Hallmark Channel premiere of "Home Alone" and the world premiere of "Family for Christmas."
LIVIN' LOZADA (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, May 2015) Summer fun is coming to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with the series premiere of the new Evelyn Lozada docu-series "Livin' Lozada" on Saturday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the return of the popular OWN docu-series "Flex & Shanice" at 10 p.m. ET/PT. "Livin' Lozada" follows the lives of Evelyn Lozada, of "Basketball Wives" fame, and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece. Evelyn has moved on from the heartache of her highly publicized divorce in a big way. She is engaged to big league baseball player Carl Crawford and the happy couple have a one-year-old son, Leo. Between learning to be a mom all over again, setting up a new home in Los Angeles for her and her family, working on getting the sequel to her first book published, as well as dealing with issues surrounding her family back East... Evelyn has a lot going on! Not to be outdone, her daughter Shaniece, has a blossoming modeling career and is working on starting her own bikini line, looking to her mom for advice which she (sometimes) takes. Each episode is filled with close friends and relatives in the ladies' lives who help round out a world filled with laughter, support and encouragement as we follow Shaniece carving out the new life before her and Evelyn moving on from her past and embracing the new life she has found.
7 DAYS IN HELL (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 7/11/15 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2015) Your readers may be interested to know that the exclusive HBO presentation 7 DAYS IN HELL will debut SATURDAY, JULY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), during the first weekend of this year's Wimbledon tournament. This outrageous sports "documentary" brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played on the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them. In addition to highlights (and lowlights) from the match, the special looks back at the lives and careers of the competitors: Aaron Williams (Samberg), a hyper-malcontent, and Charles Poole (Harington), a dim-witted prodigy who carried England's hopes for a tennis champion on his shoulders.
DR JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VET (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, June 2015) There's no such thing as "a regular day" at Denver's Planned Pethood Plus veterinary clinic. For 80,000-plus clients and their pets, the clinic and its maverick ER vet Dr. Jeff Young represent one last hope and possibly the difference between life and death. This summer, Animal Planet reveals the lengths one man is willing to go within the emergency room and beyond in the new 10-part series DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VET, premiering Saturday, July 11, at 10 PM ET/PT. Dr. Jeff's sharp surgical skills and philosophy of always putting animals first make him one of the busiest and most respected veterinarians in the country, and this powerfully poignant series captures some of the riveting real-life cases that come through his doors. Cameras reveal the often tense and chaotic atmosphere at Planned Pethood Plus with its continuous flow of urgent emergencies on top of scheduled appointments. Fortunately, Dr. Jeff's presence provides calm to his anxious patients and their human companions. His 25-plus years of veterinary experience guides an exceptionally skilled team of more than 30 veterinary experts as they respond to the frenetic energy with unflappable precision, compassion and speed. The staff works alongside and occasionally on top of each other as they juggle routine pet visits with several dozen daily crucial surgeries and emergencies.
ACCIDENTAL OBSESSION (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/12/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Heather is a rising star at her Los Angeles law firm. Driven and meticulous, everything in her life is very carefully organized-- until, one day, she gets into a seemingly minor fender bender with Vanessa. Eager to keep the incident from becoming a big deal, Heather helps Vanessa get her car repaired and even becomes her friend. However, as Vanessa increasingly tries to involve herself in Heather's life, Heather can't help but wonder if this friendship was a mistake. Finally, Heather takes matters into her own hands and calls in one of her firm's consultants to run a background check, discovering that Vanessa is a highly unstable individual with a dangerous criminal past. It also turns out that the random car accident wasn't so random after all... Vanessa targeted Heather and now she won't stop until her life is destroyed. Will Heather be able to get her new "friend" out of her life? Josie Davis, Marc Menard, Caroline Cave star.
2000S, THE: A NEW REALITY (NGC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 7/12/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, June 2015) The 2000s introduced an abundance of new terms to the global lexicon: hanging chads, bailouts, marriage equality, al Qaeda, mobile applications and wardrobe malfunction. It was 10 years of highs and lows that would make even Howard Dean yell. National Geographic Channel (NGC) examines the decade that started with the September 11 tragedies and ended with the election of the nation's first African-American president. The 2000s: A New Reality, narrated by Rob Lowe and premiering July 12-13 at 9/8c, follows the same wildly successful formula that made hits of its predecessors, The '80s: The Decade That Made Us and The '90s: The Last Great Decade?, by revisiting the key events of the 2000s through first-person interviews with the unexpected game changers, news makers, world leaders and entertainers who left their marks on history. The miniseries will later air globally on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages, and on the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo.
SOUTHERN FRIED ROAD TRIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2015) Southern pride and southern food go together like biscuits and gravy. On Monday, July 13th at 10pm ET/PT the Deen brothers will embark on a Southern Fried Road Trip discovering some of the best local delicacies and outdoor adventures the south has to offer. Along the way they will celebrate all the people, places and pride of Dixie, from gumbo and gator on the banks of the Bayou in Louisiana, to horseracing and bourbon in the heart of Kentucky, and to brisket and blues music in Mississippi. No one knows the south and good ol' southern cooking like Bobby and Jamie Deen!
STEAK OUT WITH KIX BROOKS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2015) Famed country musician Kix Brooks is setting out across the states to find America's best steakhouses on Steak Out with Kix Brooks, premiering Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT on Cooking Channel. While on the road touring as a part of country music duo Brooks & Dunn, he discovered that it was rare for a city not to have a steakhouse that put a unique spin on the classic steak, making it a cut above the rest. Big flavors and big meat take center stage, as Kix visits Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, Omaha and Washington D.C. to discover all of their delicious carnivorous offerings. Over the course of the six half-hour long episodes, Kix explores an assortment of steakhouses ranging from the traditional to the modern pushing culinary boundaries. On the premiere episode, Kix is in the heart of steak country to visit three local legends in Omaha, Nebraska. His first stop is at the family-owned and operated Johnny's Café, which started as a small saloon nearly a hundred a years ago and is now a classic steakhouse serving up the juiciest prime rib in town. Just down the road, Kix gets a taste of Dario's traditional European fare, including steak frites and a decadent chocolate cake made with dark Belgian beer. Last but not least, Kix checks out Gorat's, a favorite amongst locals for their version of the quintessential Omaha dish - the whiskey steak.
MY GIANT LIFE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2015) Being extraordinarily tall will certainly help anyone stand out, but for the four women in TLC's new five-part series, MY GIANT LIFE, their height is the only thing people seem to notice. Premiering on TLC Tuesday, July 14th at 10/9c, viewers step into the shoes of women who are seemingly too tall and lofty for the average-sized world, standing at six feet six inches and above. They are faced with challenges every day - some because their extreme height makes performing seemingly mundane tasks like loading the dishwasher and getting into a car extremely difficult and others because the eyes of society are not as friendly to women of their stature. As a young lady that is a foot taller than the average female, life is anything but easy! From dating difficulties to simply going to the grocery store without stares, the stories in each episode get right to the heart of what it means to live life blessed with an extra foot or more.
WE'RE MOVING IN (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, June 2015) FYI's new original series, "We're Moving In," takes home renovation and decorating to a whole new digital level. With the guidance of design specialists, Britany Simon and James Connelly, new housemates get the help they need in order to make their visions come alive with innovative, do-it-yourself ideas from Pinterest. Six half-hour episodes are set to premiere beginning Tuesday, July 14 at 10pm ET. No matter how long two people have known each other, the challenge of moving in together and blending design styles can be a daunting task. In each episode of "We're Moving In," hosts and interior designers, Britany Simon and James Connelly, meet new housemates - from recently married couples, to roommates, to blended families - that are at odds with living together because of their conflicting design styles.
LAND RUSH (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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ESCAPING POLYGAMY (LMN)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from LMN's press release, June 2015) LMN presents "Escaping Polygamy," a new original documentary series that follows the work of three sisters who left the Kingston clan, a secretive polygamist group based in Salt Lake City, Utah known as the Order, as they help both loved ones and strangers break free of polygamy. Six hour-long episodes are set to premiere beginning on Tuesday, July 14 at 10pm ET. The series follows three sisters - Andrea, Jessica and Shannell - who, over 10 years ago, bravely escaped polygamy. Now, their mission in life is to help other young men, women and children escape the abusive polygamous lifestyle into which they were born and raised, and manage their new lives on the outside.
I AM JAZZ (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2015) Jazz Jennings has the life of a typical teenage girl - balancing school, sports, family, and more - with one difference: when she was born everyone assumed she was a boy, but as soon as she could talk, she let her family know that she was really a girl. Beginning her transition at the age of five, Jazz is now a 14-year-old girl, preparing to enter high school. Living as a transgender teen comes with a unique perspective and some unexpected day-to-day experiences but, surrounded by her loving family and friends, Jazz proves that some of the most remarkable people are also the most relatable. I AM JAZZ (previous working title "All That Jazz") premieres July 15 at 10/9c on TLC, with the 11 episode series following Jazz's complex and fascinating story. Throughout the season, viewers follow as Jazz prepares to start her new school in the fall, faces decisions regarding her health, has to choose between her passion for soccer and spending more time with friends, and navigates entering the dating world.
BLUE COLLAR MILLIONAIRES (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, June 2015) BLUE COLLAR MILLIONAIRES premieres Wednesday, July 15 at 10PM ET/PT. Consisting of eight half-hour episodes, the docu-series profiles big personalities who've gotten rich by getting their hands dirty. These men and women have made millions rolling up their sleeves... but at the end of the work day, they drive home to their palatial mansions and park their pick-up next to their collection of high-end sports cars. No doubt about it - these are not your typical millionaires. Learn how guts, grit, and a can-do mindset made them rich beyond their wildest dreams... and find out how they spend their hard-earned millions when they're off the clock and having fun. BLUE COLLAR MILLIONAIRES is produced by 495 Productions with Founder & President SallyAnn Salsano serving as executive producer, along with Joel Zimmer and Pam LaLima of 495 Productions.
JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, THE (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, May 2015) Following the success of its critically acclaimed hit series "Younger," TV Land is adding two new comedy series to its summer lineup - "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Impastor" - debuting on Wednesday, July 15th at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT respectively. Fan favorite "The Exes" will also be returning on July 15th at 11pm ET/PT. "The Jim Gaffigan Show" stars and is inspired by the real life of comedian, actor and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan, chronicling one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Also starring in the series is Ashley Williams as Jim's off-beat Catholic wife, Jeannie; Adam Goldberg as Jim's aggressively single comedian friend, Dave; and Michael Ian Black as Daniel, Jeannie's gay ex-boyfriend and confidante, who is also Jim's biggest critic. Tongayi Chirisa co-stars, playing Jim and Jeannie's endearing priest, Father Nicholas. Throughout the season, there will also be special celebrity cameos by Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Lawrence O'Donnell, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Macaulay Culkin, Janeane Garofalo among others. The show is executive produced by writing team Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan.
IMPASTOR (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, May 2015) Following the success of its critically acclaimed hit series "Younger," TV Land is adding two new comedy series to its summer lineup - "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Impastor" - debuting on Wednesday, July 15th at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT respectively. Fan favorite "The Exes" will also be returning on July 15th at 11pm ET/PT. "Impastor" is a dark comedy from Christopher Vane ("Wings") starring Michael Rosenbaum as Buddy Dobbs, a slacker on the run from his gambling debt. Just when he's about to end his misery and jump off a bridge, a reverend shows up and talks him down. When the reverend slips off the bridge and falls to his death, he leaves Buddy with the unlikely opportunity to steal the man's identity and pose as the new gay pastor of a small, tight-knight town, leaving his bartender ex-girlfriend Leanne (Aimee Garcia) to clean up the huge mess he left behind. Buddy begins to settle into his new life as a pastor with the help of his preppy new assistant Dora (Sara Rue), alluring church treasurer Alexa (Mircea Monroe) and enthusiastic secretary Russell (Mike Kosinski) - but the church president, Alden Schmidt (David Rasche) senses that something isn't quite right. Curing sex crazed teenagers, stealing kids' weed and reading Bible scripture may not be a bad gig for Buddy after all. Only time will tell how long he can keep up the façade. "Impastor" is executive produced by Vane and Rosenbaum, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men") and Rob Greenberg ("How I Met Your Mother").
LACHEY'S BAR (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, June 2015) A&E Network debuts a lineup of returning and new original series on Wednesday, July 15 beginning with the season 4 premiere of the Emmy-nominated "Wahlburgers" at 9:30PM ET/PT, followed by the season 2 premiere of "Donnie Loves Jenny" at 10PM ET/PT and the premiere of the new docu-series "Lachey's Bar" at 10:30PM ET/PT, following celebrity brothers Nick and Drew Lachey as they fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati. "Lachey's Bar" follows brothers Nick and Drew Lachey as they fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati. From crafting artisanal beers and designing the menu, to knocking down walls and building the actual bar - these brothers will be rolling up their sleeves and learning everything about running a business on the fly. On top of that, they're both juggling family and career duties. Drew and his wife Lea live their lives in Cincinnati full time with their kids while Nick and his wife Vanessa split their time between Cincinnati and Los Angeles and are preparing to welcome a new baby into the family. Despite hectic schedules, deep-seated sibling rivalry and clashes over how to run a business, these hometown heroes are committed to making their dream a reality - no matter what it takes.
CHAIN REACTION (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, June 2015) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it will air never-before-seen episodes of its Emmy(R)-nominated hit game show, THE CHASE followed by the debut of an all-new edition of the popular word association game show CHAIN REACTION, beginning Thursday, July 16th at 8PM ET/PT (7pm CT). At 9pm, GSN will debut an all-new version of the popular word association game show CHAIN REACTION. The classic half-hour game show - which originally debuted in the 1980s - features two teams competing against one another to complete a chain of seven words, after the first and last words of the chain are revealed. Each word in the chain is related in some way to the word directly above and below it. By making inferences based on the revealed words and the revealed letters in incomplete words, contestants try to fill in the word chains to score points. The newest iteration of CHAIN REACTION will be hosted by radio and television personality Mike Catherwood. He has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, Undateable and guest hosted on Live! With Regis and Kelly. Catherwood is also the co-host of the cult classic radio show, Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky, where he offers relationship advice to callers. Mike is also a regular on the new Dr. Drew show on HLN and he co-hosts a daily radio show on Los Angeles radio station KABC. The new episodes will be produced by Sony Pictures Television. Vincent Rubino (The Newlywed Game, Million Dollar Password) serves as executive producer.
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 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM 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.
REACTOR (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/15 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
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TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, June 2015) Hidden somewhere off the south eastern coast of Brazil, could lie hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of lost Incan gold. For 400 years, many have searched, fought and died looking for this elusive bounty. But all have failed to hold onto it. TREASURE QUEST: SNAKE ISLAND, an all-new series premiering Friday, July 17, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, will take viewers along an epic journey with an elite team of treasure hunters who have a new theory on where the treasure lies - a remote spot home to 1,000s of deadly vipers.
PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/15 at 10:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, September 2013) This show features a series of absurd interwoven stories about four friends and roommates, Pig (the fool), Goat (the artist), Banana (the wise-guy) and Cricket (the brain). Created by Dave Cooper and J. Ryan and executive produced by David Sacks (The Simpsons, Regular Show) who co-writes with J. Ryan. Dave Cooper also art directs the series and the pilot was directed by independent animator Nick Cross.
BRIDE HE BOUGHT ONLINE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/18/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Driven by the growing popularity of a prank blog they've created, three teen girls decide to play a 'catfishing' joke. They create a fake profile of a beautiful woman on an international mail order bride site, and then wait to see which "pathetic losers" fall for her. One does-- a lonely, unstable computer programmer named John. After weeks of being led on, John buys the fictitious woman a plane ticket to come visit him in the U.S. The girls show up at the airport to film his devastation, but when his bride doesn't show, something snaps in John. The teens have no clue that the man they duped is deeply disturbed and will plan an inconceivable revenge that they will be lucky to survive. Anne Winters, Travis Hammer, Lauren Gaw, Annalisa Cochrane star.
LOVE YOU TO DEATH (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/19/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Sixteen-year-old Melissa Kennedy has been missing for almost three months and the town of Ridgedale is coming unhinged. Sylvia Potter, also sixteen, wants so badly to be in love. Then sexy, quiet, rich kid Lucas Green transfers to Hampton Prep and the sparks fly -- despite the warnings of almost every friend in her circle. But what seems like a love story hits a major twist when the police begin an investigation into Lucas' involvement in the Melissa Kennedy case. What really happened to Melissa and how long can Lucas and Sylvia's relationship last in the face of this mystery? Lindsey Shaw, Jamie Johnston, Jean-Luc Bilodeau star.
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).
KNOCK KNOCK LIVE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) From acclaimed live television producers, Simon Fuller's (AMERICAN IDOL, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) XIX Entertainment and dick clark productions (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE), comes new unscripted series KNOCK KNOCK LIVE, a can't-miss, life-changing weekly television event packed with unpredictable and thrilling surprises that enlists friends, families, neighbors and celebrities to help grant wishes with one simple knock on the door. Hosted by iconic TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, who also will serve as an executive producer, KNOCK KNOCK LIVE premieres Tuesday, July 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. KNOCK KNOCK LIVE features Seacrest in a Los Angeles-based studio, while the KNOCK KNOCK LIVE team travels across the country, to any city at any time, surprising unsuspecting people at their front doors with a chance to win big cash prizes, meet their favorite celebrities and turn their wildest dreams into reality. What if someone knocked on your door and offered you thousands of dollars for naming nine kids who live on your block? Could you do it? A knock at someone else's door and it could be their favorite professional basketball player who challenges them to a game of H-O-R-S-E, with a chance to win courtside seats. KNOCK KNOCK! Who's there? It could be the biggest pop star in the world performing a concert on your front lawn! This series will take an ordinary day and make it unforgettable.
AGENT, THE (ESQUIRE)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Esquire's press release, May 2015) THE AGENT is the real-life Jerry Maguire... a documentary series following four top sports agents as they navigate the cutthroat world of professional football. The series will provide an inside look at America's biggest sports obsession and will deliver exclusive access that will show viewers the money. Highlighting relentless ambition, ruthless pressure and the high-stakes of the pursuit, sports agents, Jeff Guerriero, Peter Schaffer, Sunny Shah and Ed Wasielewski reveal how far they are willing to go to recruit the top football talent with hopes of getting them drafted.
LIFE ON THE REEF (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth - home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-ton whales. From the coral cays of the outer reef to the islands of the Torres Strait, the reef's human residents work to find that critical balance between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world. The three-part miniseries presents a unique and fresh angle on Australia's greatest natural icon, seen through the eyes of those who live, work and play in this natural wonderland. -- Wednesdays, July 22-August 5, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
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.
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.
GAMER'S GUIDE TO PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, June 2015) The dizzying global spectator sport of professional video gaming is captured in a sitcom, "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything," starring Cameron Boyce ("Jessie," Disney's "Descendants"), premiering WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. The multi-camera series chronicles the antics of a 15-year-old professional video game-playing phenom who is forced to enroll in public school for the first time and now must deploy his virtual gaming acumen to circumvent real-life challenges. The series premiere will immediately follow the special one-hour "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Mighty Med" crossover episode. Joseph Garrett, known as Stampy Cat, the hugely popular Minecraft-playing YouTube star, makes a guest appearance in the premiere episode. The series, which has been picked up for a full season, reflects the unique gaming culture through graphics ("Game Over" and "Achievement Unlocked") and "gamer vision" sequences that depict an alternate reality whenever the characters face a particularly challenging situation.
NEXT GREAT BURGER, THE (ESQUIRE)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Esquire's press release, May 2015) There's no food more quintessentially American than the burger. This summer, Esquire Network is hungrily on a mission to find the next best iconic classic. A new generation of backyard BBQ kings are looking to take burgers to a whole new level, and that means a bigger, better, more adventurous experience that dares the taste buds. In this 6-part competition series, ingenuity is on full display as up-and-coming culinary hopefuls have a shot to showcase their perfected version of one of the nation's greatest obsessions: the burger.
TWINNING (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, June 2015) "Twinning" Premiering Wednesday, July 22 at 10PM ET/PT - 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.
RUSTY'S ROCKFEAST: BACKSTAGE WITH ZAC BROWN BAND (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/23/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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MISSING IN ALASKA (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
RUNAWAY ISLAND (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/25/15 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, May 2015) Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black), Thomas Q. Jones (Being Mary Jane) and Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness) headline TV One's original movie, RUNAWAY ISLAND, the network announced today. Written by Christopher Brandt, the 2014 American Black Film Festival screenplay competition winner, RUNAWAY ISLAND offers viewers a unique story about a group of troubled strangers looking to escape their woes and end up sharing a transformational experience on an island steeped in African American heritage and culture. This poignant film made with love, laughter and tears is slated to premiere Saturday, July 25 at 8 PM/ET. RUNAWAY ISLAND is a story about a group of troubled people finding refuge at Isle du Soleil, a secluded 1700s Gullah Sea Island resort run by a unique interracial couple, Lara Cook-Nordholm (Hinds) and Erick Nordholm (Branton Box, The Purge: Anarchy). The couple's slow-paced, holistic lifestyle forces the island's visitors to examine the strengths and weaknesses of their relationships, along with their own insecurities, while taking stock of their lives and renewing their love for one another.
LOST BOY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/25/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Six-year-old Mitchell Harris disappeared without a trace while spending the day at the lake with his mother, father, and twin sister. Eleven years later, 17-year-old Mitchell returns... and the ensuing events will shake the family to the core once more. Virginia Madsen, Mark Valley, Matthew Fahey, Sosie Bacon star.
RACE TO ESCAPE (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, June 2015) Two groups of strangers. Two identical rooms. One goal: GET OUT! In Science Channel's psychological game show RACE TO ESCAPE, hosted by Jimmy Pardo, contestants are armed with only their minds and knowledge as they race against the clock and an opposing team to solve puzzles and unravel cryptic clues hidden inside themed escape rooms. On the other side of the door is a cash prize of $25,000, and as the clock ticks away, so does the cash. Find out what happens when RACE TO ESCAPE premieres Saturday, July 25 at 10PM ET/PT. Each episode of RACE TO ESCAPE features an entirely different setting, ranging from a 1960s Barbershop complete with barber chairs and sinks, to an ornately decorated Chinese restaurant. However, all the rooms have two things in common: no windows and a single door with five giant locks, each of which can only be opened by cracking the code contained in the clues. The two teams will have one hour to race against each other and solve five different puzzles and challenges to win the prize.
I AM CAIT (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, June 2015) "I Am Cait," the new documentary series with Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, living her life as a transgender woman will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 8:00pm on E! and will also air on E! channels internationally in over 120 countries and in 22 languages. The eight-part, one-hour series will explore what Cait's transition means for the people in her life and how those relationships are affected, while offering a better understanding of many of life's challenges for the trans community. "I Am Cait" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions.
STEWARTS & HAMILTONS (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, June 2015) "Stewarts & Hamiltons," a new one-hour, eight episode series that climbs into a family tree made of true Hollywood royalty, premieres Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm on E! Leading the pack is model and young mother Kimberly Stewart who is the daughter of author and philanthropist Alana Stewart and musician Rod Stewart. Hollywood icon George Hamilton, who is the ex-husband and best friend of Alana, will also be featured on the show along with actor, musician and reformed bad boy Ashley Hamilton and his 15-year-old half-brother George Hamilton Jr. Also appearing throughout the series are Kim's brother Sean Stewart and live-in best friend Dean Geistlinger. Get ready for laughs, fun, and a whole lot of love from a family with a lineage only Hollywood could produce! "Stewarts & Hamiltons" is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions.
STOLEN DAUGHTER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/26/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Stacey Wilkins, a detective specializing in missing children, has been on mandatory leave from work after suffering PTSD from a case that went wrong. Her family and fellow officers are worried about Stacey's emotional stability, but she is desperate to return to the force. However, Stacey's profession becomes dangerously intertwined with her personal life when her own teenage daughter is abducted. Banned from any involvement in the case, Stacy secretly defies her superiors and embarks on her own investigation to find her daughter before it's too late. Andrea Roth, Nicole Muñoz, Steve Bacic star.
ANSWERED PRAYERS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2015) TLC explores modern-day miracles with ANSWERED PRAYERS, an all-new series hosted by celebrated actress and producer Roma Downey ("The Bible Series," "Son of God," "AD," "Touched by an Angel"). Premiering Sunday, July 26 at 10/9c, this six-part series follows the remarkable stories of people in life-threatening situations who have experienced moments so inexplicable, so incredible that they can only be described as divine intervention. Using a blend of heart-wrenching interviews, thrilling recreations and dramatic real footage, each hour-long episode paints a vivid portrait of ordinary people who have faced extraordinary circumstances - and miraculously lived to tell the tale. Each individual's unwavering faith and trust in the power of prayer has transformed potentially heartbreaking situations into stories of true inspiration - from a young boy buried for hours under eleven feet of sand, to the horror of a pastor stabbed 37 times, to a family that survives their car plunging upside down into an icy river bank.
UNPLUGGED NATION (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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FAMELESS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2015) Fameless is a genre-busting half-prank/half-sketch show from the mischievous mind of David Spade.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/15 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.
DESCENDANTS (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/31/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, December 2013) Casting is underway for Disney's "Descendants," a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy that taps into Disney's heritage characters - notably its most evil villains - to introduce their progeny, a modern day generation of teenagers who ultimately question the evil that's always been in their hearts. Disney's "Descendants" is scheduled to begin production next spring for a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel. Kenny Ortega, the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer of Disney's record-setting "High School Musical" TV movies and feature film, returns to Disney Channel to direct "Descendants." In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast") is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents' footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?
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.
ATLANTA PLASTIC (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Lifetime reveals the changing face of plastic surgery in the new docuseries, Atlanta Plastic, following three of Atlanta's top African American surgeons and their clients who seek to look their best by going under the knife. Atlanta Plastic features board-certified physicians Dr. Wright Jones, Dr. Marcus Crawford and Dr. Aisha McKnight-Baron who are at the top of their game. The doctors' patients, both male and female, come from all walks of life and request a variety of procedures from tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts and facelifts, to breast augmentation, liposuction and rhinoplasty.
BUNK'D (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, February 2015) Disney Channel has ordered a spin-off series of the hit comedy "Jessie," which has consistently ranked among the Top TV series across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens over its four seasons. It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Peyton List, Karan Brar and Skai Jackson reprise their roles of Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross, respectively. The yet-to-be-titled spin-off series will be part of Disney Media Sales and Marketing's presentations to clients in the coming week. Continuing her long association with the Disney Channel hit series, series creator, Pamela Eells O'Connell ("Jessie," "The Suite Life on Deck"), will executive-produce. The new production is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.
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.
IT TAKES A SISTER (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere - special time] · 8/4/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2015) Oxygen Media moves in with Nikki Alexander and her big modern family in the back-to-back series premiere of "It Takes a Sister" airing Tuesday, August 4 at 9 pm ET/PT. From 495 Productions ("Party Down South" and "Tattoos After Dark,") and Executive Producers SallyAnn Salsano and Joel Zimmer, the comedic docu-series follows Nikki who lives under one roof with her four younger sisters, her eight nieces and nephews, three dogs and one of her sister's exes who is also her assistant. With never a shortage of shoulders to cry on or laughs to share, these sisters have an unparalleled bond and are ready to embark on a fresh start down south in Knoxville, Tennessee. Beginning Tuesday, August 11, the half-hour series will move into its regular time of 9:30 pm.
WEST TEXAS INVESTORS CLUB (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, June 2015) WEST TEXAS INVESTORS CLUB, premieres Tuesday, August 4 at 10PM ET/PT. This eight-episode series takes place deep in the heart of Texas, where self-made multimillionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam carved their fortunes from a harsh and unforgiving land. For the past several years, they've chosen to pass on that success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms. Along with their close friend and confidante Gil Prather, Rooster and Butch invite ambitious entrepreneurs from across the country to come down to West Texas and make their case. These folks know that they're getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure funding... but what they don't know is that clever products and beautiful balance sheets will only get you so far with these investors. No, Rooster and Butch won't make a deal until they've peered into your heart and soul - and taken the true measure of your character and your company. WEST TEXAS INVESTORS CLUB is produced by The Ebersol Lanigan Company with Charlie Ebersol, Mike Lanigan and Jason Henry as executive producers.
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.
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.
JOB OR NO JOB (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) From the producers of "Undercover Boss," "Job or No Job" premieres Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows one young adult per episode on his/her journey to land a first job. Each job seeker will go on three interviews, and we will watch the intense ride to find out if he or she lands three, two, one - or zero offers. Jane Buckingham (Founder and CEO of Trendera and bestselling author of The Modern Girls Guide to Life) will be the career expert on ABC Family's "Job or No Job." The series is produced by Studio Lambert/All3Media America. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Greg Goldman and Sara Quick serve as executive producers.
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.
CLUB DE CUERVOS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2015) Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's leading Internet television network, will premiere the outrageous original Spanish-language series, Club de Cuervos, from Mexican filmmaker Gaz Alazraki ("Nosotros los Nobles"), in all Netflix territories on August 7, 2015. Balanced equally among comedy and drama, Club de Cuervos brings viewers into the middle of a no-holds-careed battle among members of a wealthy family, triggered by the death of the patriarch, to determine who will gain control of the beloved professional soccer team, The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. The series stars Luis Gerardo Mendez and Mariana Trevino, and features Stephanie Cayo, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ianis Guerrero and Antonio de la Vega.
COMMENT SECTION, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) This new half-hour comedy series explores the biggest stories of the week and all of the outrageous and hilarious comments made about them on social media. Hosted by comedian Michael Kosta and executive produced by "The Soup"'s Joel McHale and K.P. Anderson, "The Comment Section" will boldly dive into the most dangerous corners of the internet, take out the haters, anoint the heroes and generate an all new brand of laughs from the biggest pop culture stories of the week.
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.
NEXT STEP REALTY: NYC (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) The business-based docu-series "Next Step Realty: NYC" premieres on Tuesday, August 11th at 9:00 - 10:00pm ET/PT. From Lincoln Square Productions, this series follows the passionate and ambitious employees of Next Step Realty. The Manhattan-based real estate firm specializes in helping recent college graduates find their apartments in New York City while navigating interpersonal and professional conflicts in the workplace. Danielle Rossen ("What Would You Do?") serves as the executive producer.
KEVIN FROM WORK (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, June 2015) ABC Family has begun production in Los Angeles on its newest comedy series, "Kevin from Work." The single-camera comedy series will premiere on the network on Wednesday, August 12th at 8:30 PM ET/PT, following hit comedy series "Young & Hungry." "Kevin from Work" is a half-hour workplace comedy centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he'll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced to return to his old job, how will he and Audrey continue to work together now that his feelings are no longer secret? The comedy stars Noah Reid ("Backpackers") as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray ("Rookie Blue") as Brian, Jordan Hinson ("Eureka") as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris ("Strangers with Candy") as Julia.
MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE INVENTOR (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, June 2015) MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE INVENTOR premieres Wednesday, August 12 at 10PM ET/PT. The six episode series is on a mission to find the best inventions NEVER made and give them new life. Top engineers scour the country looking for amazing ideas they're convinced can make big money. They'll track down the inventors and give them a second chance to bring their ideas and dreams to life. The inventors will be given the resources and help they need to take their products from concept to reality, building, testing, and perfecting their products for the biggest pitch of their lives. MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE INVENTOR is produced by Objective Productions/All3Media with Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Jimmy Fox and Nick Parnes as executive producers.
DINOTRUX (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2014) DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are bulldozing back to a prehistoric world of epic proportions with the debut of Dinotrux, an all-new action-packed original series featuring hybrid dinosaur-construction characters who are set to build and battle over three seasons, beginning in Spring 2015. Based on Chris Gall's award-winning book series, the first of which was named by Publisher's Weekly as 2009's Children's Book of the Year, DreamWorks Animation's Dinotrux is set in a fantastical world filled with lava-flowing volcanoes, lush forests and a megaton cast of loveable characters who are half-dinosaur, half-mechanical construction vehicle and all fun! Dinotrux follows the adventures of two unlikely best friends as they navigate the adrenaline-filled mechanical domain ruled by stunning oversize creatures like Tyrannosaurus Trux, Scraptors and Tow-a-constrictors. The show's heroes are Ty, a massive and fiercely loyal T-Trux with a big vision for a new world, and his best buddy Revvit, a razor-smart Reptool who is the engineering brains of the operation. Together they build an incredible world of epic scope populated by groups of Dinotrux and Reptools, each with their own personality and skill set as they unite to defend their community from the biggest and baddest of them all, D-Strux, as he threatens to destroy everything they've built.
SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 8/16/15 at 9:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2015) Your readers may be interested to know that part one of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). From creator David Simon (HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire") and director Paul Haggis ("Crash"), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY. In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. In addition to Oscar Isaac, SHOW ME A HERO stars Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban and Jim Belushi. Directed by Paul Haggis; written by David Simon and William F. Zorzi; executive produced by David Simon, Nina K. Noble, Paul Haggis, Gail Mutrux and William F. Zorzi. The subsequent five parts of SHOW ME A HERO debut on other Sundays - Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 13, 20 and 27 - at the same time.
FOOD TO GET YOU LAID (LOGO)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Logo's press release, June 2015) Anyone can cook a meal in an industrial kitchen with the support of a full staff, but "Food To Get You Laid" will find out who has the skills and the dedication to create a romantic meal in their own home, using only the ingredients in their fridge and pantry. Featuring real people, real relationships, real kitchens and real ingredients, each episode will focus on one couple trying to take their relationship to the next level. Guiding these culinary wannabes will be expert chef Ronnie Woo, helping to ensure that love fills their hearts and their stomachs. "Food to Get You Laid" is produced by Den of Thieves and the Executive Producing team of Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Ilan Hall, Rich Kim, Kevin Johnston & Roy Orecchio.
MONICA THE MEDIUM (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, June 2015) "Monica The Medium" provides a fascinating look at Monica, a junior at Penn State navigating friends, family, relationships - and the fact that she's a medium and can talk to dead people. Her uncommon vocation provides an endless supply of emotional and engaging stories, with a unique millennial perspective. The show is produced by Dave Caplan's Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone. "Monica The Medium" bows on Monday, August 17th at 9:00PM - 10:00PM ET/PT.
STARTUP U (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) "Startup U" premieres on Tuesday, August 18th at 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT and follows a group of entrepreneurial millennials as they embark on a semester at Draper University in Silicon Valley. Led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper, the seven-week program teaches the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America's business leaders. In the end, students pitch their ideas to a panel of hungry venture capitalists with the hope that they'll receive a life-changing investment to launch their business. To date, more than 150 Draper graduates have received funding totaling more than $15 million from mogul investors and Tim Draper himself. Brimming with innovation and determination, "Startup U" pulls back the curtain on what it takes to achieve success in the most innovative and competitive marketplace in the world. Viewers join a group of savvy millennials as they suffer through hard lessons and grab opportunities with both hands, all in the pursuit of their dreams. "Startup U" is produced by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner. Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy and Tim Draper serve as executive producers.
WAGS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) In this new one-hour, eight episode series E! goes inside the world of some of today's hottest professional athletes, from the perspective of the women by their side. "WAGS" ("Women and Girlfriends of Sports") follows the beautiful, driven and always outspoken women who make up an exclusive club of spouses and girlfriends of professional athletes. Although these women lead a glamorous lifestyle, the diamonds and mansions don't come easy and seniority in this elite group comes only to those who know how to play the game.
DOCUMENTARY NOW! (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 8/20/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, May 2015) Documentary Now! (formerly American Documentary) is set to honor the best-told stories about the people and events that have captivated audiences for decades in a six-episode series premiering Thursday, August 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT on IFC. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers all serve as creators, executive producers and writers. Documentary Now! is produced by Broadway Video and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. In half-hour episodes, Armisen and Hader reveal the hardships of an indifferent '70s rock band, unveil eccentric women shut-ins, go behind-the-scenes of the world's first documentary and much more. Documentary Now! will have appearances by Jack Black (The D Train, Tenacious D), John Slattery (Mad Men, Wet Hot American Summer), iconic music manager Irving Azoff and SNL's Aidy Bryant, Mike O'Brien, Paula Pell, and Tim Robinson.
UNAUTHORIZED FULL HOUSE STORY, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/22/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Lifetime's Unathorized film franchise continues this summer with the original movie The Unauthorized Full House Story (#UnauthorizedFullHouse). From its start as an unassuming family comedy in 1987 to its eventual wildly popular 192-episode run, the film centers on the rise of the cast of one of America's most beloved family sitcoms and the pressures they faced in balancing their television personas with their real lives.The Unauthorized Full House Story will premiere Saturday, August 22, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
BLUNT TALK (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, May 2015) Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. Through the platform of his nightly cable news show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt's only support is the heavy-drinking, devoted manservant he transplanted from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles. The series is greenlit for a two-season, 20-episode commitment. The cast is led by Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise, Ted) in the role of Walter Blunt, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as Rosalie, Blunt's tough and motherly producer-manager and Adrian Scarborough (The King's Speech) as Harry, Blunt's manservant. Dolly Wells ("Doll & Em") who was cast as Celia, Blunt's senior producer and head writer, with Timm Sharp ("Enlightened") who was cast as Jim, Blunt's head writer, round out the cast.
PUBLIC MORALS (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, May 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.
BIG BLUE LIVE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) Some of the world's most charismatic marine creatures gather in a once-a-year confluence off the coast of California in the magnificent Monterey Bay, once endangered, but now rejuvenated. At this year's gathering, they are joined by scientists, filmmakers, photographers and other experts in a live TV and multi-media event - a first for PBS - to document the natural history of one the world's most extraordinary marine protected areas. -- Monday-Wednesday, August 31-September 2, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
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.
PUFFIN ROCK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/1/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2015) A new animated preschool series, Puffin Rock is set on a beautiful island off the coast of Ireland. Oona is a charismatic and plucky young puffling, who along with her ever-curious little brother Baba, explores the diverse array of sea, sky, land and underground creatures. The series introduces a combination of preschool themes and soft natural history learnings to young viewers. Acclaimed actor Chris O'Dowd narrates the English language version, with a diverse group of international talent narrating in other languages across the globe. Penguin Random House Children's, Dog Ears, and twice-Oscar-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon partnered on the 13-episode season, which will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Benelux, France and Germany this September, and in all other Netflix markets at a later date.
ARTHUR & GEORGE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE -- Martin Clunes ("Doc Martin") stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' acclaimed novel that follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case. -- Sundays, September 6-20, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) Five Emmy Awards and a Tony Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other currently on American television. Complete with stunts, skits, pranks, audience interaction, musical numbers, giveaways and unlimited surprises, this show proves that anything can happen, and it can happen to you. Based on the wildly popular British hit "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," the modernized variety show format and its fearless, multi-talented star will make for one of the best nights ever on TV week after week. Neil Patrick Harris, Orly Adelson, Siobhan Greene, David A. Hurwitz, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly executive produce. "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" is produced by ITV Studios America.
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.
LIFE IN PIECES (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) LIFE IN PIECES is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks), and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather (Betsy Brandt), and her husband, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they're considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan (Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Dianne Wiest), the family's adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids - as long as she agrees with it - and John (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner James Brolin), the gregarious patriarch who's searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70. As the family's lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life's all about. Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg also star. Justin Adler, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer ("Modern Family") and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer.
MINORITY REPORT (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) The future is coming. Based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals... before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs - "precognitives" Dash, Arthur and Agatha - who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs. Precog DASH (Stark Sands, "Inside Llewyn Davis") - driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions - now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd police detective, LARA VEGA (Meagan Good, "Think Like A Man" franchise, "Californication"), attempt to stop the murders that he predicts. As they navigate this future America, they will search for Dash's missing twin brother, ARTHUR, and elude others who will stop at nothing to exploit their precog abilities. Also complicating matters is Dash and Arthur's ingenious, but reclusive, foster sister, AGATHA (Laura Regan, "Mad Men," "Unbreakable"), who just wants Dash to return home. A drama of crime and conspiracy, this is a timeless story of connection: two lost souls, Dash and Vega, who find friendship, purpose and redemption in each other.
BLINDSPOT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) From executive producer Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "The Mysteries of Laura") comes "Blindspot": A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. "Jane," Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed. The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson. Martin Gero serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington also executive produce. "Blindspot" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
· [two-hour series premiere - special night] · 9/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers of GLEE and "American Horror Story." Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, "American Horror Story: Freak Show," "Scream 4"). But when anti-Kappa DEAN MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, "Halloween," "A Fish Called Wanda," "True Lies") decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school's silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder... or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty. SCREAM QUEENS stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele (GLEE), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Zombieland," "August: Osage County"), Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Live"), Oliver Hudson ("Nashville," "Rules of Engagement"), Skyler Samuels ("American Horror Story: Coven"), Keke Palmer ("Akeela and the Bee," "Masters of Sex"), newcomer Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita ("Rock of Ages"), Glen Powell ("The Expendables 3"), Lucien Laviscount ("Episodes"), Niecy Nash ("Getting On," "The Soul Man"), pop superstar and actor Nick Jonas ("Kingdom") and Grammy Award nominee and actress Ariana Grande.
MUPPETS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for "kids" of all ages. Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory") and Bob Kushell ("Anger Management") are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn ("Wilfred"), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. "The Muppets" is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
LIMITLESS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) LIMITLESS, based on the feature film, is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca's confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen "Naz" Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal's worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. The pilot was directed by Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man" 1 and 2 Feature Films).
ROSEWOOD (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) Meet the Beethoven of private pathologists... From executive producer Todd Harthan ("Psych," "Dominion"), ROSEWOOD is the story of DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR. (Morris Chestnut, "Nurse Jackie," "The Best Man" franchise), the most brilliant private pathologist in Miami. Using his wildly sophisticated autopsy lab, he performs for-hire autopsies to uncover clues that the Miami PD can't see. His new partner-in-crime is Detective VILLA (Jaina Lee Ortiz, "The After"), a Miami PD detective with attitude and demons to spare. While she's impressed by Rosewood's incredible abilities, his constant optimism is more annoying than it is infectious. But somehow, week-to-week, this unlikely tag team will solve many crimes together. Joining Rosewood in his practice are his sister and "toxicology queen," PIPPY (Gabrielle Dennis, "The Game"); and DNA specialist TARA MILLY IZIKOFF aka TMI (Anna Konkle, "Man Seeking Woman," "Betas"), who is Pippy's fiancée. Plagued with his own set of medical ailments, Rosewood sees that every moment of life should be embraced and lived to the fullest. And those moments of victims' lives that will never be are what drive him the most.
PLAYER, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) From the executive producers of "The Blacklist" and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester ("Strike Back," "Fringe") comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins. The cast also includes Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton. John Rogers serves as writer and executive producer. John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri also executive produce. "The Player" is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey.
BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They're soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. "OIL" stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey. "OIL" was written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson. "OIL" is produced by ABC Signature.
INDIAN SUMMERS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) MASTERPIECE "Indian Summers" -- Julie Walters plays the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight of British rule in India. The lavish 9-part series explores the collision of the English ruling class and local people agitating for Indian independence. The two sides alternately clash and merge in intricate games of power, politics and passion. Also starring are Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth and Lillete Dubey. -- Sundays, September 27-November 15, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET and November 22, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET
SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· [original mini-series finale] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2015) Your readers may be interested to know that part one of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). From creator David Simon (HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire") and director Paul Haggis ("Crash"), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY. In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. In addition to Oscar Isaac, SHOW ME A HERO stars Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban and Jim Belushi. Directed by Paul Haggis; written by David Simon and William F. Zorzi; executive produced by David Simon, Nina K. Noble, Paul Haggis, Gail Mutrux and William F. Zorzi. The subsequent five parts of SHOW ME A HERO debut on other Sundays - Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 13, 20 and 27 - at the same time.
QUANTICO (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. "Quantico" stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb. "Quantico" was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. "Quantico" is produced by ABC Studios.
I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING -- Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit "Everybody Loves Raymond," as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities' traditions alive and create new ones. Rosenthal visits kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path, leading viewers from one of the least expensive Michelin-starred restaurants in Asia to a Los Angeles bakery training former gang members. -- Mondays, September 28-November 2, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
GRANDFATHERED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) What's the fastest way to put the brakes on a cruise-controlled bachelor lifestyle? Fatherhood? Guess again. Television icon John Stamos ("Full House," "ER") stars in a new comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he's not only a father, but a grandfather. Successful restaurateur and man-about-town JIMMY MARTINO (Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. All that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, GERALD (Josh Peck, THE MINDY PROJECT), and his baby daughter, EDIE. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat. Keeping tabs on Jimmy is Gerald's mother and Jimmy's former girlfriend, rocker chick-turned-mother SARA (Paget Brewster, "Criminal Minds," "Community"). Equally concerned about how Jimmy will manage these new developments is Jimmy's restaurant family, especially assistant manager ANNELISE (Kelly Jenrette, "Audrey") and chef KEN (Ravi Patel, "Super Fun Night"). Can Jimmy teach Gerald to be a little more like him in order to win the affection of Edie's hot mess of a mom, VANESSA (Christina Milian, FAMILY GUY, "Baggage Claim")? Will Jimmy and Sara fall for each other all over again, even though she's the one thing he never dates - a woman his own age? And who's higher maintenance, Jimmy or the baby? GRANDFATHERED is an unconventional, sophisticated comedy about coming of age - at any age.
GRINDER, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) How many TV lawyers does it take to try a real-life case in a real-life courtroom? One, and his name is THE GRINDER. Starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation," "The West Wing"), THE GRINDER is a new comedy about a famous TV lawyer at a crossroads. When his legal series ends, he decides to move back home and join his family's real law firm - despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. DEAN SANDERSON (Lowe) spent eight seasons playing the title role on the hit legal drama "The Grinder." Now he's moving back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where his brother, STEWART (Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage, "The Wonder Years"), is a real-life attorney who is poised to take over the family law firm. It doesn't take long for Dean to start injecting his TV drama into every aspect of Stewart's life, both in the courtroom and at home, impacting Stewart's wife - and Dean's high school sweetheart - DEBBIE (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, NEW GIRL, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"); their two kids, 15-year-old LIZZIE (Hana Hayes, "Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures") and 13-year-old ETHAN (Connor Kalopsis, "Days Of Our Lives"); and Dean and Stewart's father, the law firm's head, DEAN SR. (William Devane, "24: Live Another Day"). Dean and Stewart don't see to eye to eye, but when they stop arguing with each other and start arguing together in court... they make a formidable team. THE GRINDER is the story of two brothers, who took different paths, but meet again in the middle - for justice... sort of.
CODE BLACK (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) CODE BLACK, based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all - creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER's controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson (Bonnie Somerville), Malaya Pineda (Melanie Kannokada), Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Angus Leighton (Harry M. Ford). Leanne's confidante, Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman), is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne's "cowboy" approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie (William Allen Young), the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle. Michael Seitzman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and David Semel are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by David Semel ("Madam Secretary").
DR. KEN (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong ("Community," "The Hangover"), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. "Dr. Ken" stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly. "Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O'Connell. Executive producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O'Connell as co-executive producer. "Dr. Ken" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
ART BREAKERS (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation's press release, June 2015) Ovation TV, America's only arts network, has given the green light to a brand new original series that will take viewers inside the high-stakes, high-priced world of art collecting. Art Breakers features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk. Art Breakers is set to premiere October 4 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV. In each episode, Miller and Carol Lee tackle a new business challenge to accommodate their clients' eclectic tastes and sometimes bizarre requests. Whether it's soliciting a nude portrait for a quirky client, throwing a star-studded gallery opening, or digging through celebrity estate sales to turn up the best in Hollywood memorabilia, these undaunted pros are the art world's best match-makers.
WIDOWER, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) THE WIDOWER - This drama is the true story of Malcolm Webster, a nurse by profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman: well-spoken, personable and charming. He's also a spendthrift and killer. He marries, and attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies. -- Sundays, October 4-18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN -- Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. This ambitious project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories, and addresses some big questions. By understanding the human brain, we can come close to understanding humanity. -- Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
PEOPLE ARE TALKING (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) If you can think it, they will say it. From producer Will Packer ("Ride Along") and director Pam Fryman ("How I Met Your Mother") comes this unabashed new comedy about two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can't help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. The cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb. DJ Nash serves as writer and executive producer. Will Packer and director Pam Fryman (pilot) also executive produce. "People Are Talking" is produced by Universal Television and Will Packer Productions.
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2015) Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything - her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan - in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it's only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). From CBS Television Studios, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom ("Robot Chicken"), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada"); and Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer," "The Amazing Spider-Man" films).
SUPERGIRL (CBS)
· [series premiere - special time] · 10/26/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").
WICKED CITY (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) "Wicked City" follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock 'n' roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. "Wicked City" stars Ed Westwick as Kent, Erika Christensen as Betty, Adam Rothenberg as Jack, Taissa Farmiga as Karen, Gabriel Luna as Paco, Karolina Wydra as Dianne, Holley Fain as Trish, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Diver and Anne Winters as Vicki. "Wicked City" was written by Steven Baigelman. Executive producers are Steven Baigelman and Mandeville Television's Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. "Wicked City" is produced by ABC Studios.
ANGEL FROM HELL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) ANGEL FROM HELL stars Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch in a single-camera comedy about Amy (Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison's (Maggie Lawson) organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her "guardian angel." Allison is an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not tell anyone about her, Allison can't discuss this over-the-top oddball with her father and business partner, Marv (Kevin Pollak), a sunburned dermatologist who shares an office with Allison, or her younger brother, Brad (Kyle Bornheimer), a pharmaceutical sales rep who lives over her garage. As Allison tries to push Amy away, Amy makes her final pitch: her sole mission is to provide Allison with helpful guidance that nudges her in the right direction in life - and it's her final chance to prove herself as an angel. With that, Allison agrees to this unlikely relationship because maybe a weird friend is exactly what she needs... and what if Amy really is her "guardian angel"? Tad Quill and Emmy Award winner Don Scardino ("30 Rock") are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by Don Scardino.
CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· [series premiere - special time] · 11/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling "Chicago" franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running. The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas serve as writers and executive producers. Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and director Joe Chappelle (pilot) also executive produce. "Chicago Med" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
WIZ LIVE!, THE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition with a live television production of the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical that brought the vivid world of Oz to the streets of New York in a fresh, funky, sing-a-long journey down the yellow brick road. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("The Sound of Music Live!," "Peter Pan Live!") serve as executive producers. Kenny Leon will direct with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material. "The Wiz Live!" is produced by Universal Television in association with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical.
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.