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CHRISTMAS PEN PALS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah (Sarah Drew), tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam (Niall Matter) who she has carefully avoided for years and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted (Michael Gross) to sign up for the town's Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It's not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected. Christmas Pen Pals is produced by Pen Pals Films, Inc. and Christian Bruyere. Linda Kent, Jack Grossbart and Howard Braunstein serve as executive producers. Siobhan Devine serves as director with a script written by Carley Smale.
ENTERTAINING CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS ALBUM (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) After country music starlet Tess Stapleton's album sales keep dropping, her label forces her to record a Christmas album with ex-teen heartthrob and pop-star, Derek Copeland, in an attempt to resurrect each's career. Reluctantly, Tess agrees. At first, they appear to be polar opposites; clashing over song styles and irritated that they were forced together. However, to their combined surprise, as the album shapes up, they find themselves growing closer over their shared love of music. As they finish the album sparks begin to fly and love blooms just in time for Christmas.
NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
COINS FOR CHRISTMAS (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, November 2018) COINS FOR CHRISTMAS stars Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane), Essence Atkins (Marlon), TC Carson (Living Single), Kelly Price (Saints and Sinners) and Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta). The film chronicles single mom Madison (Atkins) who's saved all year to make sure her teenage kids have the best Christmas ever. That is until she gets fired from the bookstore she manages and comes home to find that the IRS has frozen her bank account due to delinquent taxes her ex-husband failed to pay. Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her children, Madison jumps into the ever-popular "gig economy." That's when she meets and eventually gets hired by arrogant, sidelined former professional football player Alec Darby (Bishop), who is also secretly on the verge of going broke. This odd couple butts heads time and time again but can the Christmas spirit help these two get past their bickering, learn from each and ultimately forge a lasting friendship?
CHRISTMAS ON HOLLY LANE (UP)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 7:00 PM
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GINGERBREAD ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Back in Louisiana for Christmas, Noelle Collins (Beverley Mitchell) has big plans to resurrect the town's live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to put on. Things become complicated, however, when Noelle runs into her high school sweetheart, Nick Russell (Stephen Colletti), a rising baseball star also back home due to a recent injury. Still feeling the burn from their senior year break-up, their lives are pushed together even further when they learn their parents share an attraction and want to be more than just friends. When things begin to fall apart with the live nativity Nick and Noelle reluctantly team up to pull off the show and find themselves growing close, uncovering a hometown love for each other and the joy of Christmas that both never really faded away. Hometown Christmas is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Emily Moss Wilson and Marcy Holland serve as writers and Emily Moss Wilson directs.
CHRISTMAS IN ROYAL FASHION, A (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) Kristin Cooper, a talented assistant for a global PR firm, is put in charge of the annual Christmas fashion show and auction for clothing entrepreneur, Mr. Carson. A handsome young royal, Prince Patrick, is dispatched by his father, the King of Edgemoor, to be the face of the family co-sponsored event. Upon his arrival to Beverly Hills, Patrick meets Kristin and is instantly smitten with her, mistakenly thinking she is actually her boss, Melanie. While Patrick and Kristin spend the Christmas season together in California, she wonders if Patrick would have still fallen for her if he knew she was an assistant, and not the boss.
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
BAKI (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/18/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat -- their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki's side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins! More than 63 million copies of the original manga series have been printed and the series will be comprised of 26 episodes for Netflix, produced by TMS Entertainment.
OVERTHINKING WITH KAT & JUNE (YOUTUBE)
· [series premiere] · 12/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from YouTube's press release, November 2018) From YouTube Originals and AwesomenessTV comes the official trailer for 'Overthinking with Kat and June,' a new female led comedy coming to YouTube Premium on December 19. The half hour comedy series will focus on the inner thoughts of two women as they form a strange but beautiful friendship. The hopes, dreams, and fears (mostly fears) of Kat & June's inner lives are heard out loud in this comedic series about the birth of a female friendship. Tenea Intriago ("Law & Order: SVU") has been cast as Kat, Alexia Dox ("Quick Draw") as June. Rounding out the cast is Justin Kirk ("Weeds") as David, Sasheer Zamata ("Saturday Night Live") as Tiff, Emily Hinkler ("The Good Doctor") as Tessa, and Elizabeth Hinkler ("The Good Doctor") as Molly. 'Overthinking with Kat & June' is created by Mackenzie Yeager ("Girl Meets World," Hulu's "All Night").
CHRISTMAS FOR THE BOOKS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/20/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, December 2018) Lifestyle guru and romance expert, Joanna Moret has developed a fool-proof strategy for ending holiday loneliness and it's all detailed in her best-selling book, The Love Audit. After appearing on a morning show she is offered the biggest opportunity of her career - to throw the MacAllen Holiday Gala. Little do her fans, or the MacAllens, know that she is newly single. Joanna asks the morning show producer, Ted (Drew Seeley), to pretend they are a couple or risk being exposed as a fraud. Will she be able to throw the best party of the year and still convince everyone she is the expert on love or will she lose everything?
VANITY FAIR (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, November 2018) The Prime Original series is a seven-episode television adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel. The series is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", take her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes. Vanity Fair will be available in UHD and HDR on compatible HDR devices. (Dec. 21)
3 BELOW (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2018) From visionary director Guillermo del Toro and the team behind DreamWorks Trollhunters comes an epic, hilarious tale of alien royalty who must escape intergalactic bounty hunters by blending in on a primitive junk heap known as Earth. 3Below arrives on Netflix December 21!
7 DAYS OUT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2018) A behind-the-scenes look at the most iconic cultural events in fashion, sports, food, gaming, and space. 7 Days Out gives you an exclusive look at what it takes to create and pull off the CHANEL Haute Couture Fashion Show, the Kentucky Derby, the Westminster Dog Show, the League Of Legends Championship, NASA's Cassini Mission and the opening of Eleven Madison Park. With everything at stake, what can happen in seven days? 7 Days Out arrives on Netflix December 21.
DIABLERO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) Netflix's latest series out of Mexico, Diablero, is a horror fantasy thriller centered around Father Ramiro Ventura, a fallen priest who finds himself seeking the aid of legendary "diablero" or demon hunter Elvis Infante. With the aid of Nancy Gama, a modern day superhero, this improbable trio sets in motion a series of events that could determine the fate of mankind. Diablero also has a comedic twist and it's based on the book "El Diablo me obligó" by F.G. Haghenbeck. Alongside Cravioto and producing company Morena Films, the writers include Pablo Tebar, Veronica Marza, Gibrán Portela, Luis Gamboa and José Rodríguez. Netflix members everywhere can expect front row seats to this supernatural battle between demons and angels in 2018.
SIRIUS THE JAEGER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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WEB OF LIES (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/18 at 8:00 PM
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CHRISTMAS KISS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) High-end interior designer Priscilla and her assistant Wendy, vie for the attention of Priscilla's socialite boyfriend while decorating his home for the holidays. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Christmas Kiss stars Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge and Brendan Fehr.
CHRISTMAS AT GRAND VALLEY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
JINGLE AROUND THE CLOCK (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
HOMETOWN HOLIDAY (UP)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 7:00 PM
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CHRISTMAS MADE TO ORDER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
3 HOLIDAY TAILS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) David and Lisa are meant to be together, but they haven't quite figured that out yet. With help from family, friends, and four lovable dogs, this couple will truly have a Christmas to remember. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, 3 Holiday Tails stars Julie Gonzalo, Kelly Stables, KC Clyde, Alley Mills and Bruce Davison.
HI SCORE GIRL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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WATERSHIP DOWN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Beloved novel Watership Down will be reinterpreted into a four-part animated mini-series set to air in 2017. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.
MURDER MOUNTAIN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
true crime docu-series about 29-year-old Garret Rodriguez, who went missing in 2013. His disappearance, and the events surrounding the investigation into his whereabouts, expose a wild, lawless place, and forever changes the local community
SELECTION DAY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Netflix Inc., the world's leading internet entertainment service announced today that the Original Series Selection Day will launch globally on December 28, 2018. Based on Aravind Adiga's novel of the same name, Selection Day is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India. It's a moving story about ambition, love, acceptance and finding your own path. The cast includes Mahesh Manjrekar (Slumdog Millionaire, Kaante), Ratna Pathak Shah (Love Per Square Foot, Lipstick Under My Burkha), Rajesh Tailang (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mukkabaaz) and introduces newcomers Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad as brothers Radha and Manju Kumar.
EXTREME LOVE (WE)
· [series premiere] · 12/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, November 2018) Love comes in all shapes and sizes... even if that means falling in love with inanimate objects! WE tv's newest docuseries, "EXTREME LOVE," takes an intimate look at incredible and unusual real-life relationships. Premiering Friday, December 28 at 10PM ET/PT, the eight hour-long episodes prove that there truly is someone for everyone! "EXTREME LOVE" is based on a hugely popular digital series of the same name, averaging an impressive 600 million views on digital platforms. This series includes weird and wild tales of odd and unexpected relationships around the globe. Real-life polyamorous vampires, adult babies, swingers, feeders, sex robots, sister wives, love slaves, and shocking age differences. These are love stories with an outrageous twist!
MIDNIGHT KISS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
LAKE ERIE MURDERS, THE (ID)
· [three-hour series premiere - special time] · 12/30/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, December 2018) Ominously named for its violent and unpredictable nature, Lake Erie borders four states and parts of Canada - and is home to some dark and deadly crimes. In a new programming event for Investigation Discovery, viewers are brought to the edge of the water exploring murder cases in the region, kicking off with a three-hour investigation into the 1989 kidnapping and murder of a 10-year-old girl in the special THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS: WHO KILLED AMY MIHALJEVIC? Still an unsolved murder with an active investigation, Amy Mihaljevic's story continues to haunt the region and remains a source of intrigue and speculation. The special takes viewers through the facts of the case and painstakingly follows how each lead was exhausted and how suspects were dismissed one by one. In a chilling revelation, the special also features multiple women with stories similar to Amy's when they were also young girls, who have chosen to remain anonymous due to the fear that the abductor is still out there. The hours expose a series of other child murders in the area to explore potential similarities to Amy's case, in the hopes that the details will help bring forward new leads and suspects. Following the WHO KILLED AMY MIHALEJEVIC? special, the series continues weekly with hour-long episodes that tell four additional haunting murder mysteries which were solved by law enforcement, reminding viewers that when it comes to Lake Erie, there really is something about the water. THE LAKE ERIE MURDERS premieres with the three-hour special, WHO KILLED AMY MIHALJEVIC? on Sunday, December 30 from 9-12pm ET, then will air for four subsequent weeks of standalone episodes beginning on Sunday, January 6 at 10pm ET.
COMEDIANS OF THE WORLD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2018) Janu-worry? We've got you covered. COMEDIANS of the world is coming to Netflix on January 1, 2019, so there's no excuse needed to stay indoors and get too comfortable with the international language of laughter. The show, a global first of its kind, will bring together 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series. The groundbreaking series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity, taped in eight languages from around the world. All episodes will drop in one go - so get ready to start the new year off with a laugh!
PINKY MALINKY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2018) Join Pinky Malinky and his best friends, Babs and JJ, as they make movies, drop sick beats, and explore their hometown of Sackenhack! See all of Pinky's crazy adventures this January 1st, only on Netflix.
TIDYING UP WITH MARIE KONDO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2018) Tidy guru Marie Kondo comes to the rescue by helping people tackle the clutter that's holding them back. It all comes down to one question: does it spark joy? Tidying Up with Marie Kondo launches globally on Netflix January 1st, 2019.
WINDY CITY REHAB (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/1/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, November 2018) High-risk investments, messy renos and big pay offs are the name of the game for designer and real estate developer Alison Victoria in her new series Windy City Rehab. Premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT during the HGTV All Premiere New Year, the series follows Alison as she spends megabucks to score fixer uppers in the city's historic neighborhoods. Armed with sharp business savvy, knowledge of the local market and a drive to transform the homes with modern layouts and luxurious style, Alison must attract high-end buyers or risk losing it all. Despite costly structural damage, permit delays, failed inspections and other challenges, Alison is determined to create gorgeous homes and earn top profit. "It's my dream to flip houses in my hometown of Chicago, but renovating homes in this price point leaves a ton of money on the line," said Alison. "These are high-stakes projects that could spiral out of control at any minute. It's big risks and big rewards."
BAD CHAD CUSTOMS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 1/1/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, October 2018) In a small, hand-built shop in a rural town lives a car artist like no other: Chad Hiltz aka "Bad Chad". His one-of-a-kind creations spring from his imagination, a mind that never stops. Isolated and without extra spending money, Chad always had to be creative and resourceful. Using only basic tools and his limitless ingenuity, Chad will incorporate literally anything into his car builds, parts from a boat, airplane, even an old locker. Part MacGyver, part Willy Wonka, if Bad Chad can imagine it, he will find a way to build it. BAD CHAD CUSTOMS chronicles this master builder and his tight-knit team who turn metal from the junkyards into award-winning cars when it premieres New Year's Day, January 1 at 10pm ET/PT.
MASKED SINGER, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/2/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2018) Get ready for the wildest celebrity guessing game ever, when new celebrity singing game show THE MASKED SINGER premieres Wednesday, Jan. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Hosted by Nick Cannon, with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, THE MASKED SINGER is a top-secret celebrity singing competition that will have everyone asking, "who's behind the mask?!" Based on an international format, and already a viral phenomenon with over half a billion fans worldwide, the series features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. Although the celebrities' identities are a mystery, between them they have a combined 65 Grammy Award nominations, 16 Emmy Award nominations, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and four Super Bowl titles. The singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated by the audience and judges each week, based on their performance, and will then reveal his or her true identity. It's not a "whodunit," it's a "whosungit!"
MYTHBUSTERS JR. (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 1/2/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, November 2018) Adam Savage will return to television as host and executive producer of MythBusters Jr., when the new Science Channel series premieres on Wednesday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For the ten-episode series Savage has teamed-up with six of the nation's leading young 'makers', robotics wizzes, builders, and inventors, all under the age of 16, who show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Together, they tackle myths just like those seen in the popular Emmy(R) nominated television series MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, movies, popular culture and more. From building a fire extinguisher jetpack, to dominos big enough to crush a car, and testing myths from the Oscar(R)-winning big screen pic Gravity and TV's Breaking Bad, it's an action-packed season.
TITAN GAMES, THE (NBC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/3/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, October 2018) The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio ("World of Dance"), A. Smith & Co. Productions ("American Ninja Warrior") and Seven Bucks Productions ("Rock the Troops") will offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in remarkable feats designed to test mind, body and heart. Inspired by executive producer and host Dwayne Johnson's desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness, this unparalleled new athletic competition gives men and women across the country the opportunity to step inside the electrifying Titan arena and achieve the impossible. Competitors will push their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges. "The Titan Games" will not only test the competitors' physical strength, but also their mental and emotional fortitude. In this uplifting series, hard work and determination will be rewarded and a new breed of heroes will emerge. Titans aren't born, they're made.
RACING WIVES (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 1/3/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, October 2018) A stone's throw away from the high-octane race tracks where legends rise and sometimes fall, "Racing Wives" offers a rare glimpse inside the opulent, eye-popping mansions and private planes that regally decorate the banks of Lake Norman, North Carolina. The cast features sisters-in-law Ashley and Samantha Busch, married to Kurt and Kyle Busch, who are each balancing family life with their own ambitions. Looking to take her rightful spot in the wives' club is Whitney Ward Dillon, former cheerleader and now wife of a driver who is torn between fitting in with her fellow wives while staying true to her best friend and cheerleader ride-or-die, Mariel Lane. Also featured is Amber Balcaen, an aspiring race car driver who is new to the racing community and left everything, including her boyfriend, back home in Canada to come to North Carolina to pursue her dream. "Racing Wives" is produced by T Group with executive producers Jenny Daly, Rob Lobl, and Ben DeNoble. "Racing Wives", premieres Thursday, January 3 at 9 pm ET/PT.
SURVIVING R. KELLY (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 1/3/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, October 2018) Lifetime debuts the bombshell documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, in a special three-night-event, beginning Thursday, January 3 at 9pm ET/PT. Two additional hours will premiere on Friday, January 4, at 9pm ET/PT and the final installment of the six-part documentary series will debut on Saturday, January 5, at 9pm ET/PT. In the ground-breaking documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly's genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him. For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly's inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen. With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly's controversial past will be revealed beginning in 1970 through present day, shedding light on the R&B star whose history of alleged abuse of underage African American girls has, until recently, been largely ignored by mainstream media.
TRAVEL MAN (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 1/3/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, December 2018) Premieres on Thursday, January 3 at 10pm ET and Thursday, January 10 at 10pm ET - Acclaimed director, author and BAFTA winning actor Richard Ayoade explores Barcelona with Kathy Burke, Istanbul with comedian Adam Hills, Iceland with actress Jessica Hynes, and goes to Marrakech with actor Stephen Mangan. While he's there, he'll be challenging himself to see and do as much as possible, and subjecting so-called tourist attractions to his ruthless scrutiny. Ovation will air two 30-minute long episodes each Thursday night over two weeks.
COUSINS FOR LIFE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 1/5/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, December 2018) Nickelodeon's all-new buddy comedy series, Cousins For Life, will premiere on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The live-action series follows 12-year-old cousins and best friends Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer) as they learn to navigate life under one roof with their families in Portland, despite being from very different backgrounds. Although the cousins don't always see eye-to-eye, they learn that they are better together, and when they team up they are unstoppable. Cousins For Life will air weekly on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
HOUDINI'S LAST SECRETS (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, November 2018) Magicians, past and present, marvel at the death-defying performances of the legendary Harry Houdini. His breathtaking escapes and astonishing illusions have never been equaled, or fully understood. With the help of skilled engineers, accomplished illusionists, and a member of his own bloodline, a new Science Channel series looks to uncover the methods to Houdini's magic and madness. HOUDINI'S LAST SECRETS, a four-part series, premieres Sunday, January 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Catching a speeding bullet, being buried alive, submerging himself in a water torture cell. How did the world's greatest showman pull off such death-defying stunts? His talents allowed him to become one of, if not the biggest celebrity in the world. Those same unique skills, along with the company that he kept, led some to believe that he was an informant for the top U.S. and European spy agencies during World War I. Helping piece together clues and testing out his most daring stunts are Houdini's grand-nephew George Hardeen, magician and daredevil Lee Terbosic, and master stunt builder Steve Wolf. With access to the master illusionist's personal scrapbooks, letters, and pictures, they look to uncover the science of Houdini's stunts as well as the myths behind his legend.
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, October 2018) Coming off a summer in which "America's Got Talent" continued as the #1 alternative series on television, "America's Got Talent: The Champions" will bring together some of the world's best acts from the international "Got Talent" franchises, spanning 194 territories, and come to share their talents and compete against one another in an Olympics-style ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent. "America's Got Talent" finished the 2017-18 season as television's #1 alternative series in adults 18-49 and total viewers, with the Tuesday edition averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.2 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" results from Nielsen Media Research. "AGT" once again dominated the summer television landscape, towering by +5.4 million viewers over the summer's next most-watched entertainment program.
LAST CALL (BOUNCE TV)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Bounce TV's press release, November 2018) Bounce also announced a new original series Last Call, a half-hour situation comedy from Bobbcat Films and Roger Bobb, producer of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Mann & Wife. Last Call will premiere on Bounce on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Last Call stars Charles Malik Whitfield (Empire, If Loving You is Wrong) as Darius Knight, an ex-NFL player who - after discovering his business manager ran off with all his money - opens a comedy club in the backroom of his only remaining investment - a Baltimore bar named Last Call. The bar regulars are then forced to share their favorite watering hole with a parade of comics while Darius climbs out of debt. Principal cast members include T.C. Carson (Living Single), Carl Payne (Martin), Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane), Mishon Ratliff (Lincoln Heights) and Erica Page (Office Christmas Party). Season one will feature guest appearances from Towanda Braxton (Braxton Family Values), Pierre (How to Be a Player), Vanessa Fraction (Barbershop 2), Karlous Miller (Wild'N Out), David Otunga (WWE Raw) and Teresa "Top Notch" Nelson (Wild'N Out). Cynthia Bailey (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Lisa Wu (Hollywood Divas) also make appearances on Last Call this season.
WINNER CAKE ALL (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, November 2018) Culinary icon Giada De Laurentiis kicks off the New Year with the competition series Winner Cake All, premiering Monday, January 7th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Each episode features four of the best cake-baking tandems from around the country, as Giada challenges them to create epic cakes for their clientele's unforgettable celebrations, ranging from a cake honoring a member of the armed services coming home to a cake for the ultimate family party featuring America's favorite quintuplets, the Busbys, from TLC's OutDaughtered. Through 13 episodes the teams are put to the test over two rounds of baking, with a rotating panel of guest judges helping the clients determine which team captures their dream look and taste to prevail with the $10,000 grand prize! "As a culinary superstar, restaurateur and Food Network host, there isn't anything that Giada cannot do," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Whether it is making a cake for a baby shower or bringing a celebrity client's vision to life, these bakers must navigate pressure-filled challenges, while wowing Giada and the judges for the right to walk away with $10,000."
LINDSAY LOHAN'S BEACH CLUB (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, December 2018) On the heels of MTV's fifth consecutive quarter of primetime growth, its best streak in seven years, the network today announced that the highly anticipated "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club" will premiere on Tuesday, January 8th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US. Following, the show will roll out globally across Viacom's international network of MTV channels in nearly 180 countries. The widely buzzed about docuseries chronicles actress, influencer and entrepreneur Lindsay Lohan as she expands her business empire in Mykonos, Greece with the launch of her new club Lohan Beach House; but she won't do it alone. In "Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club" viewers will get to see a new side of Lohan as she calls the shots with her handpicked team of young and ambitious VIP hosts who will have to do whatever it takes to secure Lohan's name as the definition of vacation luxury. But when the lines between romance, friendship, and work get blurred, the staff will quickly learn they'll have to prove themselves to their toughest boss yet.
GOOD TROUBLE (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, October 2018) Freeform announced today that "Good Trouble," the highly anticipated spin-off of the groundbreaking family drama "The Fosters," will premiere on TUESDAY, JAN. 8. The pilot, executive produced and directed by Jon M. Chu ("Crazy Rich Asians"), follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, as Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in Downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all that it's cracked up to be. Faced with new neighbors, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels. The series also stars Tommy Martinez as Gael, Sherry Cola as Alice, Zuri Adele as Malika, and Roger Bart as Judge Wilson.
LEGEND HUNTER (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, November 2018) With an avid thirst for adventure and innate curiosity, wildlife biologist and explorer Pat Spain is leaving his lab to uncover answers to fascinating unsolved riddles, historic conundrums and mythic events in the new Travel Channel series "Legend Hunter." Premiering Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the seven-episode series showcases Spain as he uses his scientific expertise and state-of-the-art technology to investigate infamous tales of murder, theft and unexplained events. He embarks on a hunt to recover a $20 million stolen Irish fortune, finds new evidence that could reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper and goes on a quest for a werewolf-like creature rumored to haunt the residents of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. As the great nephew of Charles Fort - the "Prophet of the Unexplained" - Spain carries on the family legacy by questioning mainstream science and investigating things that science often writes off as impossible. Now, with "Legend Hunter," he will consider unusual explanations of bizarre phenomena to crack open some of history's most mind-boggling mysteries and crimes.
PROJECT BLUE BOOK (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2018) HISTORY's new UFO drama series "Project Blue Book" makes its series debut on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10 PM ET/PT. From A+E Studios and executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe(R) winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), the ten episode drama series is based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969 and stars Aidan Gillen ("Game of Thrones") and Michael Malarkey ("The Vampire Diaries"). "Project Blue Book" is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Gillen), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history. Throughout the season, true to life, documented occurrences will be explored such as the Flatwoods Monster incident that took place in West Virginia, the Gorman Dogfight of Fargo, North Dakota, the Lubbock Lights of Lubbock, Texas and the Chiles-Whitted UFO Incident of Montgomery, Alabama among many others. Delving into themes such as trust, instinct, real news vs. fake news and government cover-up, "Project Blue Book" straddles the world of science and the exploration of the unknown.
SCHOOLED (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 1/9/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) This spinoff of the hit series "The Goldbergs" will be set in 1990-something and follow the hilarious teachers of William Penn Academy - led by Tim Meadows (Principal Glascott), Bryan Callen (Coach Mellor) and AJ Michalka (Lainey Lewis) - who, despite their eccentricities and crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.
DICTATOR'S PLAYBOOK, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/9/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2018) From Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, dictators have had a profound effect on the 20th century. How did they seize and wield power? What forces rose up against them or resisted them in secret? How did they finally come to the bitter end? This series answers those questions in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.
FIRST 48 PRESENTS, THE: HOMICIDE SQUAD ATLANTA (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 1/10/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, November 2018) This January, A&E Network continues to expand its award-winning justice programming slate with two riveting series. An extension of one of A&E's most coveted brands, "The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta" follows homicide detectives from the Atlanta Police Department as they unravel the mysteries behind some of the city's most gruesome and highly visible crimes. The series premieres Thursday, January 10 at 9PM ET/PT and will include the in-depth investigation of the "Fallen Angel" case and additional cases the detectives work to close. In addition, viewers will see the other side of the system in a new season of the explosive non-fiction series, "60 Days In" premiering Thursday, January 3 at 10pm ET/PT. This season has new stakes, new twists and seven innocent participants including one "lone wolf" who shakes up the program. Over the course of six episodes, "The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta" will follow a group of detectives working together to solve one case: the murder of a young woman found naked and shot to death in a neighborhood park. Dubbed "Fallen Angel," this case captured the hearts of the local community and the investigative team who worked tirelessly to find leads that could bring about justice for the young woman and her family. In addition to the overarching Fallen Angel case, the series will cover other close-ended cases, which present their own distinct challenges. It is through the unique skill set and investigative style of each detective that they are solved and, most importantly for the squad, bring justice to the victims and their beloved city.
FAM (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/10/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) FAM stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell in a comedy about a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiancé and his wonderful parents is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister unexpectedly comes to live with her. As the family Clem (Dobrev) chose and the family she has blend, Clem realizes that this new happy fam may be the perfection she's always been seeking. Corinne Kingsbury, Bob Kushell, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Scott Ellis (pilot only) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Kapital Entertainment. Ellis directed the pilot from a script by Kingsbury.
SEX EDUCATION (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/11/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2018) Today, Netflix unveils the premiere date and the first images of Sex Education, a distinctively honest and witty look at the universally awkward coming-of-age experience. Launching globally with eight, one-hour episodes on January 11, 2019, the dramedy delivers a healthy dose of nostalgia, taking you back to your high school days, with a fresh postmodern take on young adult life, friendships, and attitudes towards sex, identity, love and everything in between. Set in the fictional English town of Moordale and shot entirely in Wales, UK, Sex Education is a contemporary British love-letter to the classic American high-school story starring Asa Butterfield ("Ender's Game," "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" and Martin Scorsese's "Hugo") as Otis Milburn, the only child of two sex therapists, and award-winning actress Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files," "American Gods," "The Spy Who Dumped Me") as Jean Milburn, his mother, a larger-than-life sex therapist with no filter. Newcomers Ncuti Gatwa and Emma Mackey star in key roles throughout the series -- Gatwa as Otis' best friend "Eric" and Mackey as "Maeve," the mastermind behind Otis' underground sex therapy clinic. The series also features Kedar Williams-Stirling ("Jackson Monroe"), Aimee-Lou Wood ("Aimee Gibbs") and Connor Swindells ("Adam Groff") as Otis, Maeve and Eric's Moordale classmates.
HANGING WITH THE HENDERSONS (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 1/11/19 at 9:00 PM
MY MOTHER'S SPLIT PERSONALITIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/12/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) After her father dies of a heart attack, Julie Price (Kayla Wallace) has returned home after two years of living in estrangement from her mother Gail (Lindsay Hartley). But Gail is not herself these days, acting bizarrely and under the control of Warren (Jefferson Brown), a highly intelligent criminal, who has become Gail's boyfriend and is plotting to get his hands on a vast amount of money left behind by her dead husband. As Julie investigates the cause of her mother's strange behavior, she gets closer to the truth about Warren, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins, in which the dark criminal operator will do anything to protect his payday. It's up to Julie to save her mother from not only Warren but also from her own split personalities and get her the help she desperately needs. My Mother's Split Personalities is produced by Reel One Entertainment
LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVILLE (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 1/12/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, December 2018) "Love & Marriage: Huntsville" follows the lives of three successful and powerful African American couples in the thriving city of Huntsville, Alabama who come together to help revitalize the region through their joint real estate venture - The Comeback Group. The eight-episode series will feature Melody and Martell Holt, Marsau and LaTisha Scott, and soon-to-be-married duo, Maurice Scott and Kimmi Grant. The couples are longtime friends whose goal is to put Huntsville back on the map together, but it gets complicated when they must navigate love, marriage, and friendship while attempting to make this huge undertaking a success. There will be plenty of laughs, tears, and even a wedding, as the group balances their careers, families, and social lives in order to transform both the city and their relationships to achieve their ultimate dreams.
THREE'S COMPLICATED (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 1/13/19 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, November 2018) TV One's latest original film, THREE'S COMPLICATED will premiere on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7 P.M. ET/6C. The project stars Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Tyler Lepley (The Haves and The Have Nots), Kyanna Simone Simpson (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and Charles Malik Whitfield (The Temptations). THREE'S COMPLICATED, executive produced by Shanola Hampton, chronicles the complicated love story of Deja (Hampton), a 42-year-old divorcee who has just been passed over for a promotion. After a night out at the bar, Deja ends up having a weekend fling withSonny (Lepley) - a young, attractive man ten years her junior. She later discovers her fling is also dating her daughter Eleni (Simpson). Deja struggles to control her attraction to him and protect her daughter's heart, who is head over heels for her new beau. Meanwhile, Deja's ex-husband Craig (Whitfield) re-enters the picture seeking a reconciliation. Conflicted and uncertain, Deja finds herself in a complex love triangle that brings her to the brink of heartbreak.
BEST FRIEND'S BETRAYAL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/13/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) Best friends Katie (Mary Grill) and Jess (Vanessa Walsh) are inseparable and have always had each other's backs. When Jess begins a new serious relationship with famous crime writer, Nick (Jaime M. Callica), Katie is unsure of this new seemingly perfect man. Katie wants to support her friend's newfound happiness but is fiercely protective of her. But Katie's obsession with Jess soon proves deadly and it is up to the recently vilified Nick to expose this supposed 'best friend' before it is too late. Best Friend's Betrayal is produced by Reel One Entertainment.
VALLEY OF THE BOOM (NGC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, March 2018) National Geographic taps two-time Emmy award-winning actor Bradley Whitford ("Get Out," "The Post," "The West Wing"), Steve Zahn ("War of the Planet of the Apes," ABC's "The Crossing") and Lamorne Morris ("Game Night," "New Girl") to star in six-part limited series, Valley of the Boom. From STXtv, the television division of Robert Simonds' STX Entertainment, along with creator, showrunner, director and executive producer Matthew Carnahan (Showtime's "House of Lies") and executive producer Arianna Huffington, Valley of the Boom will begin filming March 26 in Vancouver, Canada. Silicon Valley spawned some of the world's most influential people and recognizable brands during the 1990s tech bubble. Valley of the Boom pulls back the curtain and introduces the audience to the real stories of these founders' friendships, rivalries, victories and failures. Told with unparalleled access to the most groundbreaking and prominent figures in the tech world, the six-part limited series will follow the stories that made the history of the era.
DISASTERS AT SEA (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, December 2018) From pleasure cruises to cargo carriers, even the calmest boat trips can end in tragedy. In the aftermath of the world's most destructive naval catastrophes, loved ones and investigators are often left with unsatisfying answers. Following its acclaimed series AIR DISASTERS, which has uncovered shocking revelations behind aviation calamities for 11 seasons, Smithsonian Channel expands its search for the truth into the world of maritime incidents. New series DISASTERS AT SEA premieres Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. When men and women lose their lives on ships at sea, what little evidence remains must be examined carefully to explain what went wrong and why. Using interviews, documentary footage and dramatic re-enactments, DISASTERS AT SEA takes viewers aboard ship to witness the human drama of such disasters, then follows the investigation to piece together the causes of some of the most significant maritime incidents of the last 50 years.
AMERICAN STYLE (CNN)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, December 2018) The new CNN Original Series, American Style, will make its debut on Sunday, Jan. 13, with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part docuseries produced by Vox Entertainment in collaboration with Doc Shop Productions, examines how America's changing style through the decades has mirrored the political, social, and economic climate of the time. Using archival footage and interviews with fashion experts and cultural figures including Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, Carson Kressley, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi, Christie Brinkley, John Varvatos, Diane von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley and more, the series highlights the most iconic moments from fashion and pop culture, giving audiences a front row seat to the runway of American history. The premiere episode explores style in the 1940s and 50s, how World War II and Hollywood helped create America's own fashion identity, and the introduction of new trends including the bikini and zoot suit. The second episode explores the style of the '60s and '70s as the youth culture comes into its own, and fashion, like politics, goes to extremes. The remaining two episodes, airing Sunday, Jan. 20, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT, examine the history and style of the 1980s and 1990s to 2000s.
TIGTONE (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/19 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Adult Swim's press release, August 2018) Next, Adult Swim goes totally medieval with Tigtone, a new quarter-hour animated series created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martin, who also serve as executive producers with Blake Anderson (Workaholics). Tigtone is the saga of a quest-addicted hero (Tigtone) who slashes his way through a satirical fantasy universe with melodramatic ferocity and a complete disregard for the collateral damage he inflicts along the way. The series both celebrates and subverts tropes of the fantasy genre, role playing games, video games, and films. Combining highly rendered, hand-painted fantasy art, motion capture performance, 2D animation, and pseudo-3D visual effects, the wizards at Titmouse have ventured into uncharted territory to pioneer this radical new style, creating a Tigtone universe that is beautifully unsettling. The new comedy series debuts on Adult Swim in 2019.
COMMON KNOWLEDGE (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/19 at 5:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 5:30 PM-6:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, October 2018) Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, has added Joey Fatone (*NSYNC, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") as host of its new knowledge-based game show, COMMON KNOWLEDGE. The new half-hour series will premiere January 14 at 5:30 p.m. ET and will air Monday through Friday. COMMON KNOWLEDGE asks those practical, everyday questions that everyone should know, like - what should you do when you have a fever? Or how can you tell if a watermelon is ripe? Two teams of three (friends/co-workers/relatives) compete to answer multiple-choice questions in three rounds of play with the winning team going on to the bonus round to play for $10,000.
PASSAGE, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) Based on author Justin Cronin's best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights"). Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott ("The Martian," "Gladiator") and writer/director Matt Reeves ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Cloverfield"), THE PASSAGE focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, AMY BELLAFONTE (Saniyya Sidney, "Fences," "Hidden Figures") is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent BRAD WOLGAST (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, "Pitch") is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project Noah. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost. Brad and Amy's journey will force them to confront Project Noah's lead scientist, MAJOR NICHOLE SYKES (Caroline Chikezie, "The Shannara Chronicles"), and the hardened ex-CIA operative in charge of operations, CLARK RICHARDS (Vincent Piazza, "Boardwalk Empire," "Rescue Me"), whom Brad trained. It likewise brings them face-to-face with a dangerous new race of beings confined within the walls of Project Noah, including former scientist TIM FANNING (Jamie McShane, "Bosch," "Bloodline," "Sons of Anarchy") and death-row inmate SHAUNA BABCOCK (Brianne Howey, "The Exorcist"). In seeking out any allies he can find, Brad also turns to his former wife, DR. LILA KYLE (Emmanuelle Chriqui, "Entourage," "Murder in the First"), for help. But as Project Noah's scientists hone in on a cure that could save humanity, these new beings begin to test their own powers, inching one step closer to an escape that could lead to an unimaginable apocalypse.
LOST GOLD (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, December 2018) Behind every lost treasure is a story. Travel Channel's new series "Lost Gold," premiering on Monday, January 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, follows brothers Josh and Jesse Feldman as they seek out America's most fabled missing treasures. With a family history steeped in lost mines, buried gold and Old West lore, the Arizona natives aren't your typical treasure hunters. To unravel these more than 100-year-old mysteries, the Feldmans put themselves in the shoes of the people of the era. Every hunt is grounded in history: they search for old maps, diaries and records, as well as connect with locals who have intimate knowledge of the area. With reverence for the past and a taste for adventure, the brothers track legends and clues across the vast American Frontier in search of unfound riches. Throughout each of the six one-hour episodes, their dogged determination will uncover new leads, fresh perspectives on history and even gold. "Treasure comes in different forms," said Jesse Feldman. "It's not just gold coming out of the ground. It's discovering history." "We have pulled the truth out of the legend, and we've pulled the truth from history," added Josh Feldman. "Only the truth will lead you to the treasure!"
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 1/15/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans, her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael. As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca, and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti. Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah, and Michael keeping his identity hidden beneath a bad-boy exterior of hard living and casual hookups. Meanwhile, a long-standing government conspiracy spearheaded by Master Sgt. Jesse Manes, along with the politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell, threatens to expose Max and his family, and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz... as well as their lives. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John and Karan Oberoi. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie ("The Originals"), Chris Hollier ("Once Upon A Time"), Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey ("The Americans"), Lawrence Bender ("Pulp Fiction") and Kevin Kelly Brown ("Roswell").
DEADLY CLASS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 1/16/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2018) Announced today during DEADLY CLASS' New York Comic Con panel, SYFY's upcoming series will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 at 10/9c. Set in a dark, heightened world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, DEADLY CLASS follows the story of Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world's top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital. Based on the best-selling 2014 Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, DEADLY CLASS is a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.
DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 1/17/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, November 2018) On heels of Sky UK's greenlight announcement for second and third seasons of the captivating series "A Discovery of Witches," Sundance Now, AMC Networks' direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high-quality dramas and crime thrillers, and SHUDDER, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, has confirmed the acquisition of both seasons. The first season is set to premiere on both the services in U.S. and Canada on January 17, 2019. Adapted from Deborah Harkness's critically-acclaimed and bestselling All Souls trilogy, the Sky original production launched in September in the U.K. and was produced by Bad Wolf, was this year's biggest drama on Sky One. Seasons two and three will be returning to the channel and NOW TV, bringing to life the remaining stories from the trilogy. Anne Mensah, Sky's Head of Drama said: "Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew. We can't wait for the show's fans to continue the journey with season two and three, become more enchanted by the characters and watch the magic further unfold." "A Discovery of Witches" is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. In the second season Matthew (Emmy(R)-nominated Matthew Goode, "Downton Abbey") and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London - here they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Back in the present day, Diana's beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Em (Valerie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch-hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart) take on Matthew's mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus), whose pregnancy is advancing. Gerbert (Trevor Eve), Knox (Owen Teale), Satu (Malin Buska) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin) are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana's and Matthew's disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.
BACKYARD ENVY (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 1/17/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, December 2018) Bravo Media will give viewers a glimpse into elite rooftops, terraces and private exterior oases in the new original series, "Backyard Envy," premiering Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 pm ET/PT. James DeSantis, Garrett Magee and Melissa Brasier make-up the exclusive exterior design and high-end landscaping firm, the Manscapers, and viewers will go along for the ride as this set of best friends and business partners reimagine outdoor spaces and help their clients turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
CARMEN SANDIEGO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) In the upcoming animated series produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Carmen Sandiego is back and ready for a new crop of international capers packed with thrilling adventure and intrigue. This fresh take presents an intimate look into Carmen's past where viewers will not only follow her escapades but also learn WHO in the world is Carmen Sandiego and WHY she became a super thief.
ESCAPING THE MADHOUSE: THE NELLIE BLY STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/19/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) The Lifetime feature is inspired by Nellie Bly's undercover stay at the impenetrable Women's Lunatic Asylum and stars Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) nominated actress Christina Ricci (Monster), two-time Tony award-winner, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Judith Light (Transparent, The Assassination of Giannni Versace) as Matron Grady and Josh Bowman (Revenge). On a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women's Lunatic Asylum, investigative reporter Nellie Bly (Ricci) feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events surrounding Nellie's stay beginning after Nellie has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity. Nellie's unwillingness to submit to authority results in unspeakable torture at the hands of the head nurse, Matron Grady (Light). When Nellie captures the attention of Dr. Josiah (Bowman) who tries to help her, Grady's barbaric tactics only intensify, leading Nellie to questions if she actually does belong in the asylum after all. A real-life hero, Nellie Bly's expose was the first of its kind in America and inspired the global reformation of mental health care.
DEADLY MATCH (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/20/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) To pay for college, Business major Trina (19) goes live with her unique dating website LET'S DATE. LET'S DATE becomes a huge success, though Trina soon learns that her site is being misused as a prostitution hub and shuts it down. When one of the dating users from the site turns up dead, Trina looks to her now defunct site for clues, which someone does not want her to uncover. Stars Alyssa Lynch, Mitch Ainley, and Tatyana Ali (2018).
BLACK MONDAY (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 1/20/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, October 2018) SHOWTIME has unveiled the official trailer for its new comedy series BLACK MONDAY on the 31st anniversary of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, dubbed "Black Monday." The series stars and is executive produced by Emmy(R) nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy(R) winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Paul Scheer (The League) also stars. BLACK MONDAY was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) are executive producers and directed the pilot. The 10-episode series will premiere on Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. BLACK MONDAY takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday. To this day, no one knows who "caused it" ... until now. It's the fictional story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.
KNIGHT FIGHT (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 1/23/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2018) Live by the sword, die by the sword: knights were some of history's most brutal warriors. With armor of steel and a will of iron, they took part in some of the bloodiest battles ever fought. These warriors were so dedicated that between bloody battles, they would challenge one another to extreme trials of combat. Today, the blood sport lives on in the form of the full-contact Armored Combat League - often referred to as "Medieval MMA" or "Knight Fight Club". Rooted in historical traditions, these modern-day warriors battle in over eighty pounds of plated armor with real steel weapons. Now, for the first time, these modern knights are set to wage war in this eight-episode series. Each episode will feature six fighters who will customize era-specific armor and weaponry and engage in a series of full-contact battles to see who has the skill and the strength to win the ultimate Knight Fight.
OTHER TWO, THE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 1/24/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, October 2017) Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider are moving to prime time as Comedy Central has ordered the Broadway Video scripted series The Other Two from the award-winning former co-head writers of Saturday Night Live, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. Lorne Michaels will serve as one of the series' executive producers. Created by, written by and executive produced by Kelly and Schneider, who recently departed Saturday Night Live after serving as co-head writers during one of the series' most memorable seasons, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering why he can't get better auditions than "Man At Party Who Smells Fart," and Heléne Yorke (Masters of Sex, High Maintenance) as his 30-year-old sister, and former professional child dancer, Brooke, who aspires to be anything other than what she is right now. As the two siblings work towards finding themselves, they must also confront the dueling emotions of envy and pride brought on by the overnight internet fame of their younger brother, 12-year-old Chase, played by real-life muscal.ly sensation Case Walker. The Other Two will also feature Molly Shannon, who plays the siblings' Hollywood-ready mother, and Ken Marino (Party Down), as ChaseDream's newly-hired manager.
BLACK EARTH RISING (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/25/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from BBC's press release, April 2018) Black Earth Rising is a new BBC Two international thriller about the prosecution of international war crimes and the West's relationship with contemporary Africa written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman, The Shadow Line). The fictional drama series stars Emmy and Golden Globe-winner John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Roseanne) and BAFTA-winner Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, London Spy). They will be joined by Olivier award-winners Noma Dumezweni (Harry Potter & the Cursed Child) and Harriet Walter (The Crown, Downton Abbey), alongside Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Devil's Advocate), Lucian Msamati (Taboo, Kiri) and Abena Ayivor (A United Kingdom). Playing out across the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA, Black Earth Rising explores issues of justice, guilt and self-determination. The story centres on Kate Ashby (Coel) who was rescued as a young child during the Rwandan genocide and adopted by Eve Ashby (Walter), a world class British prosecutor in international criminal law. Kate was raised in Britain and, now in her late twenties, she works as a legal investigator in the law chambers of Michael Ennis (Goodman). When Eve takes on a case at the International Criminal Court, prosecuting an African militia leader, the story detonates, pulling Michael and Kate into a journey that will upend their lives forever.
KINGDOM (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/25/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) To close out the first day of the event, CEO Reed Hastings announced the season two renewal of Kingdom. The series follows the mysterious death of a King and development of a strange plague and will stream globally on January 25th, 2019.
SYDNEY TO THE MAX (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 1/25/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, November 2018) "Sydney to the Max," a sitcom introducing 13-year-old actress/musical artist Ruth Righi (Broadway's "School of Rock The Musical") in her first leading role, is set to premiere FRIDAY, JAN. 25 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Created by Mark Reisman ("Frasier," "Wings," "The Exes"), the series is geared for kids ages 6-14 and families. It also stars Ian Reed Kesler ("Suits"), Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "Phineas and Ferb"), Jackson Dollinger ("Puppy Dog Pals"), Ava Kolker ("Girl Meets World") and Christian J. Simon ("The Amazing World of Gumball"). Set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s, the comedy revolves around outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds who lives with her single dad Max in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy - three generations under one roof. As Sydney's preteen pursuits begin to expand with unexpected and funny twists, Max tries to get a better sense of the guidance, perspective and support she needs. Grandma, full of both parental wisdom and wisecracks, has a razor-sharp memory that proves Max's own teenage antics parallel Sydney's. Flashback scenes to a young Max and his best friend Leo juxtapose the funny predicaments invented by Sydney and her vivacious friend Olive.
LOVE YOU TO DEATH (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/26/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) Inspired by a true story, Love You to Death is a shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder. Camile (Oscar(R) winner Marcia Gay Harden, 50 Shades features, Code Black, Point Blank) and Esme (Emily Skeggs, Miseducation of Cameron Post, Mile 22) are well-known in their community - Esme as the sickly, child-like wheelchair-bound daughter, and Camile as the perfect caretaker and mother. They seem a perfect pair until Camile is found stabbed to death in her home, and Esme has vanished, believed to be kidnapped by the killer. But when Esme is found, a terrible secret emerges. Esme was not kidnapped. Instead she ran away with her boyfriend (Brennan Keel Cook) after working with him to murder Camile. More than that, Esme is perfectly healthy, mentally and physically, and has been a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, forced to believe she was ill by her controlling, abusive mother. Tate Donovan (The Man in The High Castle) plays Travis, Esme's estranged father who tries to reconnect with his daughter, despite her mother's objections. Marcia Gay Harden is repped by ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
SAVING MY BABY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) After she's run off the road, expectant mother Sarah (Brianne Davis, Six) barely survives a harrowing crash. When she awakens days later, Sarah discovers that her baby has been taken. As she tracks down her child, Sarah slowly uncovers the twisted scheme that led her to this moment. Stars Brianne Davis, Kathleen Quinlan, Tonya Kay and Jon Prescott. (2018).
I AM THE NIGHT (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 1/28/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, November 2018) Director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster) has released a new trailer on Twitter for TNT's highly anticipated limited suspense drama, I Am the Night, starring Chris Pine (Wonder Woman, Star Trek). I Am the Night premieres Monday, January 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Written by Sam Sheridan and inspired by true events, I Am the Night tells the gripping story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley), a teenage girl who is given away at birth, and grows up outside of Reno, Nevada. Fauna lives more-or-less comfortably with the mysteries of her origin, until one day she makes a discovery that leads her to question everything. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets of her past, she meets a ruined reporter (Pine), haunted by the case that undid him. Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Los Angeles gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays), a man involved in some of Hollywood's darkest debauchery, and possibly, its most infamous unsolved crime.
SIEMPRE BRUJA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2018) A young witch takes us on a journey through time in between the past and present of the city of Cartagena, where she faces unknown challenges that will make her realize that once a witch, Always a Witch. Cartagena, Colombia, Bruxa, Veronica Orozco, Angely Gaviria, Dylan Fuentes, Norma Nivia, Javier Ramirez, Amor, Mujeres, Empoderada, Viaje en el tiempo, Brujería, Siempre Bruja, witch, love, women, empowerment, empowered women, travel through time, witchcraft, Always a Witch, SIEDate1211!
DEATH OF A CHEERLEADER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/2/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) In a remake of the cult-classic, Death of a Cheerleader is inspired by Randall Sullivan's Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate. Bridget Moretti (Aubrey Peeples) is a shy outsider from a lower middle-class background who aspires to be beautiful, popular and perfect in everything. Believing that a friendship with rich and pretty Kelly Locke (Sarah Dugdale), leader of the school's most prestigious clique, will get her all that she desires, Bridget tries to forge a friendship with her. When Kelly rejects Bridget's attempts, it leaves her humiliated and feeling like a failure and ultimately fuels a jealous rage that will lead to murder. Death of a Cheerleader explores the events leading up to and after the shocking crime that took place in this upper-middle class community. Kellie Martin, who starred alongside Tori Spelling in the original, plays the FBI agent who cracks the case.
WORLD'S BEST, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/3/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, November 2018) CBS is building a strong roster of reality programming at midseason with the premieres of two new unscripted competitions and the return of three fan favorites. On Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately following SUPER BOWL LIII (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT; time is approximate after post-game coverage), the new competition series THE WORLD'S BEST debuts with host James Corden and judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill. The first-of-its-kind global talent competition features award-winning acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. They not only have to impress the aforementioned American judges, but will also need to break through the "wall of the world," featuring 50 of the world's most accomplished experts from every field of entertainment. Only one act will ultimately be crowned THE WORLD'S BEST. After the post-Super Bowl premiere, the show moves to Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6.
ELVIS GOES THERE (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/4/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, November 2018) Premium network EPIX(R) continues to amplify its original slate, adding to its scripted greenlights with the docuseries Elvis Goes There. Premiering Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10pm, the four-episode, one-hour series follows renowned journalist Elvis Mitchell as he travels with A-list filmmakers and actors to places of inspiration around the world with unprecedented access, exploring how each location shaped their work and identity. Filmmakers slated to appear are Paul Feig, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler and Guillermo del Toro. Mitchell, who created the project, will executive produce with Cheri Barner and Wildline's Simon Helberg, Jocelyn Towne and Cora Olson. Zero Point Zero Productions' (Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown) Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H. Shepherd and Toby Oppenheimer also executive produce.
AMERICAN SOUL (BET)
· [series premiere] · 2/5/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, April 2018) Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius. The drama series is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970's - how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of Soul Train - "the hippest trip in America" and one of the most predominant television shows for African-American culture. Produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, AMERICAN SOUL is executive produced by Jesse Collins, Jonathan Prince, Devon Greggory and Tony Cornelius with Co-Executive Producer Andy Horne. Greggory and Prince, who created the series will also pen the pilot.
PEN15 (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 2/8/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, November 2018) Grab your gel pens and rolly backpacks, because it's time to head back to middle school with PEN15, Hulu's new R-rated comedy from The Lonely Island. We are excited to announce that all 10 episodes will premiere Friday, February 8, 2019 only on Hulu.
VICTORIA GOTTI: MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/9/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, the movie takes us deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti, revealing the glamour, glitz and unique hardships of her world. Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (played by Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother's death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband. Victoria had a front-row seat to a life the world became fascinated with, all while trying to reconcile the loving father she adored with a man the outside world was determined to bring down.
MIRACLE WORKERS (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/12/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, December 2018) TBS' heaven-set workplace comedy will premiere on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:30 p.m. The series' first teaser, released today, shows God (Buscemi) as you've never seen him before. Based on Simon Rich's book, What in God's Name, this seven-episode limited series turns the perception of heaven on its head while also making the case that humans are worth saving. Radcliffe and Buscemi executive produce and star alongside Karan Soni (Deadpool) and Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers). Radcliffe plays Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers. Buscemi plays Craig's boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on petty hobbies. To prevent Earth's destruction, Craig and fellow angel Eliza (Viswanathan) must answer a seemingly impossible prayer: help two humans, Laura and Sam (played by Sasha Compere and Jon Bass), fall in love. Guest stars Tituss Burgess, Margaret Cho, Angela Kinsey, Tim Meadows, John Reynolds, Lolly Adefope and Chris Parnell will also appear throughout the season.
PACIFIC, THE: IN THE WAKE OF CAPTAIN COOK WITH SAM NEILL (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 2/14/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, December 2018) Premieres on Thursday, February 14 at 10pm ET - A sweeping six-part documentary series featuring award-winning, internationally renowned actor Sam Neill as he retraces Captain Cook's voyage across the largest ocean in the world. Ovation will air two one-hour long episodes every Thursday night over three weeks.
UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
KIM POSSIBLE (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 2/15/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, December 2018) "Kim Possible," a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the beloved animated series, will premiere FRIDAY, FEB. 15 (8:00-9:32 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. In this comedic action-adventure, a live-action transformation of the original series, newcomer Sadie Stanley stars as the iconic teen hero Kim Possible along with Sean Giambrone (ABC's "The Goldbergs") as her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable. Immediately following "Kim Possible," Disney Channel will present a first look at the new eight-part miniseries "Fast Layne," with an episode titled "Mile 1: the Voice in the Shed." "Fast Layne" will move to its regular timeslot with a second installment, "Mile 2: Paid to Drive," on SUNDAY, FEB. 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST/PST). Both episodes will be available on DisneyNOW.
PROVEN INNOCENT (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2018) New legal drama PROVEN INNOCENT will premiere Friday, Feb. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and EMPIRE co-creator Danny Strong partners with David Elliot ("Four Brothers") to tell the emotional story of one woman's fight for the innocence of others, as well as her own. PROVEN INNOCENT follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by a fierce and uncompromising lawyer, who was wrongfully convicted in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause célèbre. The drama stars Rachelle Lefevre ("Under the Dome," "A Gifted Man"), Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier," "Cheers," "Boss"), Russell Hornsby ("Seven Seconds," "Grimm"), Vincent Kartheiser ("Mad Men"), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James ("BrainDead," "The Good Wife," "The Book of Mormon"), Riley Smith ("Frequency") and Clare O'Connor ("Easy"). Adam Armus is an executive producer and showrunner.
FAST LAYNE (DISNEY)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/15/19 at 9:32 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, December 2018) "Kim Possible," a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the beloved animated series, will premiere FRIDAY, FEB. 15 (8:00-9:32 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. In this comedic action-adventure, a live-action transformation of the original series, newcomer Sadie Stanley stars as the iconic teen hero Kim Possible along with Sean Giambrone (ABC's "The Goldbergs") as her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable. Immediately following "Kim Possible," Disney Channel will present a first look at the new eight-part miniseries "Fast Layne," with an episode titled "Mile 1: the Voice in the Shed." "Fast Layne" will move to its regular timeslot with a second installment, "Mile 2: Paid to Drive," on SUNDAY, FEB. 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST/PST). Both episodes will be available on DisneyNOW.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/16/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, December 2018) Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is the remarkable personal and professional journey of international superstar Olivia Newton-John, illustrated through her music. Covering her lasting power across more than five decades in one of the world's toughest industries, the film delves into both Olivia's public persona as well as the private woman behind-the-scenes, including her multiple battles with cancer and her intense fight to survive. Australian singer, songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem (House Husbands, judge on The Voice, Australia) stars as Olivia Newton-John and re-records her classic hits for the film. Hugo Johnstone-Burt (San Andreas, The Wrong Girl) is Bruce Welch and Todd Lasance (The Flash, The Vampire Diaries) plays Lee Kramer. Richard Brancatisano (Chasing Life) is featured as Matt Lattanzi, Anthony Brandon Wong (The Matrix Revolutions) is Patrick McDermott, Morgan Griffin (San Andreas, The Sleepover Club) is young Olivia, and Georgia Flood (American Princess, Wentworth) is young Pat Carroll.
FLACK (POP)
· [series premiere] · 2/21/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, April 2018) Starring Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winning actress Anna Paquin ("True Blood," "X-Men," "The Piano") and directed by the Oscar(R)-nominated Peter Cattaneo ("The Full Monty," "Rev."), FLACK is a one-hour dramedy set in the fast-paced and cut-throat world of celebrity public relations. Equal parts hilarity and heart, FLACK reflects the brutal reality and complexities of modern life where problems can go viral in an instant. Paquin stars as Robyn, an American PR executive living in London who's an expert at her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life. The cast of FLACK includes talent from multiple award-winning films, popular television hits and critically acclaimed series, including: Academy Award and Golden Globe(R)-nominated and Tony(R) Award-winning Sophie Okonedo ("Hotel Rwanda," "Criminal Justice"), Genevieve Angelson ("Good Girls Revolt," "House of Lies"), Lydia Wilson ("Star Trek Beyond," "Black Mirror"), Rebecca Benson ("Game of Thrones," "The White Princess"), Arinzé Kene ("Crazyhead"), Marc Warren ("The Good Wife"), Rufus Jones ("Episodes") and more.
DESUS & MERO (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 2/21/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, November 2018) SHOWTIME will debut DESUS & MERO, the weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero on Thursday, February 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, which will air on Thursday nights from New York City. The first ever weekly late-night talk show on SHOWTIME will feature popular TV and podcast personalities Desus and Mero speaking off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more. Produced for SHOWTIME by JAX Media, DESUS & MERO will be executive produced by Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez and Victor Lopez. Longtime acquaintances Desus (Daniel Baker) and Mero (Joel Martinez) reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits. That led to stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast, and a daily late-night show on Viceland, developing a feverish following. The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to late night, delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics, that keeps audiences buzzing. Desus and Mero continue to host their Bodega Boys podcast.
WHISKEY CAVALIER (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) "Whiskey Cavalier" is a high-octane, hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: "Whiskey Cavalier"), played by Scott Foley. Following an emotional breakup, Chase is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: "Fiery Tribune"), played by Lauren Cohan. Together, they lead an inter-agency team of flawed, funny and heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics. The series is from writer/executive producer Dave Hemingson and executive producer Bill Lawrence with Warner Bros. Television.
DINNER TAKES ALL (BYUTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from BYUtv's press release, October 2018) BYUtv, a network that connects families through positive, uplifting entertainment, today announced the judges for its all-new family cooking competition show, "Dinner Takes All." Host and celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon (Food Network, Cooking Channel), will be joined by "The Queen of Country Southern Cuisine," Kardea Brown and "The Yum Yum Foodie," Eddie Zamora, as they judge the teams' recipes. The 12 episode series from Keller/Noll ("Chopped," "Chopped Junior") and BYUtv is set to premiere on March 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. MT/9 p.m. ET. "Dinner Takes All" is a fun and friendly competition show in which two teams of five family members go head-to-head to cook their "best Sunday dinner." Each team uses family recipes to create an entrée, three side dishes and a dessert, while simultaneously playing interactive food-centric games for bonus points. Winning families receive a year's worth of groceries or a cash prize.
NOW APOCALYPSE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 3/10/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, December 2018) Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the new 10-episode STARZ Original series "Now Apocalypse" will premiere on Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT, following the Season Two premiere of "American Gods," exclusively on STARZPLAY via Prime Video Channels in the U.K. and Germany. This sexy, vibrant and fast-moving comedy series is created and executive-produced by veteran indie filmmaker Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin). Steven Soderbergh (Logan Lucky, The Laundromat) and Gregory Jacobs (The Laundromat, Magic Mike XXL) also serve as executive producers. "Now Apocalypse" stars Avan Jogia ("Tut," "Twisted") as Ulysses, who is struggling to figure out his life in the surreal and bewildering city of Los Angeles. Kelli Berglund ("Lab Rats," "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors") stars as Carly, Beau Mirchoff ("Awkward," "The Fosters") as Ford, and Roxane Mesquida (Kaboom, "Gossip Girl") as Severine, all of whom are on quests pursuing love, sex and fame. Between sexual and romantic dating-app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding, premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on - or if he is just smoking too much weed.
SHRILL (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 3/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, December 2018) From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes Shrill, a comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life - but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.
FIX, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Attorney and author Marcia Clark co-writes and executive produces a new legal drama about Maya Travis, an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating defeat when prosecuting an A-list actor for double murder. With her high-profile career derailed, she flees for a quieter life in Washington. Eight years later when this same celebrity is under suspicion for another murder, Maya Travis is lured back to the DA's office for another chance at justice. This legal thriller is executive produced/co-written by Clark, Liz Craft and Sarah Fain, and is from Mandeville TV and ABC Studios.
MILLION DOLLAR MILE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/27/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, November 2018) CBS is building a strong roster of reality programming at midseason with the premieres of two new unscripted competitions and the return of three fan favorites. The new high-stakes competition series MILLION DOLLAR MILE premieres Wednesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), after the wrap of THE WORLD'S BEST. The show that features the most challenging obstacle course ever designed will test everyday athletes' physical and mental toughness. Standing in their way is a group of elite athletes with one mission: to stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs. Tim Tebow hosts, along with play-by-play commentators Matt "Money" Smith and Maria Taylor. Contestants will have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the MILLION DOLLAR MILE.
MRS. WILSON (PBS)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/31/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2018) Alison Wilson thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove both the validity of her marriage and Alec's love for her, but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets. Ruth Wilson stars in this powerful drama inspired by her own grandmother's memoir.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The show follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who's joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M's best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.
ULTRAMAN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary "Giant of Light" (Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata's son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father's revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.
OUR PLANET (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) Netflix today revealed the teaser and first look images of the new original documentary series Our Planet, which will launch globally on Netflix on April 5, 2019. The ambitious series has been created in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator of the critically acclaimed original Planet Earth and Blue Planet series, and WWF, the world's leading conservation organization. The groundbreaking, eight-part series will showcase the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing sights on Earth in ways they've never been seen using the latest in 4k camera technology. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America. World-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough will voice the series in English-language territories. Local narrators will be announced in the new year.
RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR (PBS)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 4/9/19 at 9:00 PM
BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THE CHANGED THE WORLD (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/17/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2018) Hear the amazing story of how visionaries changed the world forever, told through six iconic inventions that the modern world takes for granted.
RILAKKUMA AND KAORU (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/19/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) When a woman in her thirties begins sharing her apartment with a soft toy bear that has decided to take up residence there, she finds that the secret to life is sometimes as simple as relaxing. One of the most popular characters in Japan comes to life in this stop-motion animation series.
HAIR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/19/19 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, July 2018) NBC's "Hair Live!," the original rock musical that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has found its directorial duo: Stage director Diane Paulus, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's 2009 Best Revival of "Hair," will join Emmy Award-winning Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," which just garnered him an Emmy nomination. "Hair Live!" is set for broadcast on Sunday, May 19, 2019 before a live audience. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music Live!," will executive produce the telecast. Rudzinski will also executive produce. "We have the dream team to bring 'Hair Live!' vividly to life and create another unforgettable night of live television," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "I was at the electrifying opening night of Diane Paulus' Tony-winning revival of 'Hair' 10 years ago and was blown away by how relevant and utterly joyous this show became in her hands. She is one of the most successful directors working in the theatre today and we're thrilled she will be collaborating with Alex Rudzinski, the most daring director working in live musical television. This show also has one of the great scores of all time with songs that climbed the charts 50 years ago and have since become iconic hits in our pop culture."