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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
SISTERHOOD, THE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2014) The all-new groundbreaking Lifetime(R) series The Sisterhood (#Sisterhood) follows five young women who are considering the life-changing decision of taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns. For the first time ever, cameras were granted access to three convents* where the women live and work together alongside nuns during the discernment phase, the process wherein they decide if they want to formally continue on their holy path. In observance of the sacred vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, they leave behind everything they have come to love - boyfriends, family members and all their worldly possessions - to see if they have what it takes to become servants of the church and brides of Christ. See them test their devotion when The Sisterhood premieres Tuesday, November 25, at 10PM ET/PT.
VEGGIE TALES IN THE HOUSE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/26/14 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2014) King Julien has officially decreed that Turbo and his Fast Action Stunt Team cannot hog all the extreme fun. In an effort to appease the lively lemur from Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are announcing three new original series to debut on the world's leading Internet television network in late 2014: King Julien (in his very own show, of course), Puss in Boots (the legendary cat has nine lives worth of stories to be told) and Veggie Tales in the House (new recipes for faith-based values as Bob and Larry venture off the counter top).
PROPERTY BROTHERS AT HOME, THE (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/26/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, November 2014) Star siblings, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, have turned houses into homes for hundreds of families on their three hit HGTV series, Property Brothers, Buying & Selling and Brother vs. Brother. Now they face their toughest family yet - their own - in their newest adventure, Property Brothers at Home. Premiering on Wednesday, November 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the series follows the guys as they join forces to complete a massive renovation of their home in Las Vegas just in time for a family reunion. "The party is just four months away so we are in overdrive to complete the entire renovation on schedule," said Drew. During the series, Jonathan and Drew, along with their older brother, JD, renovate and redesign the plain beige 5,000-square-foot Mediterranean style home into the perfect family retreat. With special customized features, including the 24-foot built-in shelving that showcases unique items from around the world, to the 10-foot sliding glass panel doors that connect the living room to the outdoor patio, the guys aim to create natural spectacular focal points throughout the home.
WHALE, THE: REVENGE FROM THE DEEP (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [original telefilm] · 11/26/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Animal Planet's press release, November 2013) Multiple award-winner Martin Sheen (The West Wing, The Amazing Spider-Man, Apocalypse Now) will star in THE WHALE, a two-hour film from BBC Factual Productions and Animal Planet. Based on true events, the film tells one of history's greatest stories of survival at sea as Martin Sheen portrays Old Thomas Nickerson, who tells a story of his life as a cabin boy on the ill-fated voyage of the whaling ship the Essex. THE WHALE is written by Terry Cafolla (Holy Cross, Messiah). Filming took place on location in Malta this past spring and wrapped up outside of London last summer. Martin Sheen leads the cast as the elder Nickerson with Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood, The Street) as First Mate Owen Chase; Adam Rayner (The Hunted) as Captain Pollard; Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones, Stella) as Joy; David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas, War Horse) as Peterson; and Jolyon Coy (The Hollow Crown) as Lawrence. It also stars Jassa Ahluwalisa, John Boyega and Ferdinand Kingsley and introduces Charles Furness as the young Tom Nickerson. The BBC Factual Productions and Animal Planet drama is inspired by Chase and Pollard's real-life accounts of the ship's sinking. These accounts are said to have inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The action-packed narrative follows Nickerson as, against all odds, he comes through the worst that nature throws at him while growing up fast in the process. He faces the destructive force of sea storms, the power of whales, the brutal desolation of the sun and sea after the shipwreck and, finally, the grim realities of dark deeds as his only means of survival. With breath-taking underwater footage and cutting-edge equipment and technology used to create storm scenes, THE WHALE beautifully captures the Essex caught in the treacherous sea storm.
SANTA HUNTERS (NICK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/14 at 7:00 PM
(from Nickelodeon's press release, November 2014) Santa's making his list, checking it twice... and undergoing a secret investigation in Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie Santa Hunters, premiering Friday, Nov. 28, at 7:00p.m. (ET/PT). The film, which stars Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways), Breanna Yde (The Haunted Hathaways) and Mace Coronel (Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn), follows nine-year-old Alex (Flores) as he sets out to prove to the world that Santa is real. However, unexpected consequences from Alex's meddling may cause Santa to lose his Christmas powers forever. In Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas magic. The kids have to protect the tape to save Christmas, learning that believing is more important than seeing.
BOOGEYMEN (DA)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, November 2014) With the help of TV's beloved loud-mouth mom and infamous comedienne, Roseanne Barr, MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD uncovers a bizarre world where mothers will do anything for their children's happiness. From the little league mama who stalks and threatens her son's coach to the pageant parent who will stop at nothing to get her daughter the crown, these mothers are not afraid to cross boundaries and get their hands dirty. MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD premieres on the most appropriate day of the year, Black Friday, November 28 at 10/9c with back-to-back episodes.
GRUMPY CAT'S WORST CHRISTMAS EVER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2014) Grumpy Cat (voiced by Aubrey Plaza) is a lonely cat living in a mall pet shop. Because she never gets chosen by customers, she develops a sour outlook on life... until one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal enters the pet store and falls in love with her after realizing she is the only person who can hear this unique cat talk. As the two develop a close friendship during the holiday rush, Grumpy reluctantly thwarts the kidnapping of an exotic dog she dislikes, and on Christmas Eve rescues Chyrstal after the mall closes. Through her adventures, will Grumpy learn the true meaning of Christmas? Or will it be, in her words, the "Worst. Christmas. Ever?"
CHRISTMAS UNDER WRAPS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) Starring: Candace Cameron Bure; When a driven doctor doesn't get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned for give way to a love she never could have imagined, and finds this festive small town is hiding one big holiday secret.
EXTREME ESCAPES (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/29/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, October 2014) Each one-hour episode of Extreme Escapes brings the shock, wonder and danger of escapology to television with astonishing performances by artists including America's Got Talent contestant Spencer Horsman, Masters of Illusion LIVE! performer Farrell Dillon, Las Vegas Laugh Factory's headlining comic magician Murray Sawchuck and his counterpart Jan Rouven and Hungarian escape artist David Merlini. Other daring stunts attempted on Extreme Escapes include illusionist Jonathan Pendragon putting himself in the line of fire for a dangerous and often deadly feat - attempting to catch a speeding bullet. The series also features a precarious escape set in China where internationally acclaimed illusionist Franz Harary must break free from the chains binding him to railroad tracks in the face of a powerful locomotive. Extreme Escapes will air on REELZ Saturdays at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.
MUSEUM MEN (H2)
· [series premiere] · 11/29/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from H2's press release, November 2014) Whether it's the famous steps of the Titanic or the legendary lunar landing of Apollo 13, there is no museum exhibit that the expert builders at Creative Arts Unlimited, Inc. can't re-create. In H2's new series MUSEUM MEN, premiering Saturday, November 29 at 10pm ET, viewers will follow these highly skilled craftsmen as they use their expertise to meticulously rebuild history in museums across the nation. Led by Roger Barganier (co-founder, president and creative director), the team at Creative Arts Unlimited, approach each build with a determination to tell a story. Every exhibit that is produced by the MUSEUM MEN is engaging, informative, and historically accurate. No detail is overlooked, because for Creative Arts authenticity is everything. In addition to building for museums, Creative Arts also re-creates items for private collections. But whoever the recipient may be, every build poses unique challenges, including hard-to-find research, demanding schedules, and obsolete methods of construction. In each episode, viewers will learn the history associated with their exhibits as well as historical build techniques for the objects they re-create.
LATE NITE CHEF FIGHT (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 11/29/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, October 2014) In FYI's new series, "Late Nite Chef Fight," elite Las Vegas based chefs leave behind their well-equipped kitchens and enter never-before-seen food trucks where they will try to outwit and out-cook their competition. Eight one-hour episodes will premiere on Saturday, November 22 at 9pm ET. Based on the real after hour's chef competition that takes place in Las Vegas, each episode of "Late Nite Chef Fight" has two leading Vegas-based chefs competing against each other in a food truck they have never stepped foot inside before. With a lively audience cheering them along, the chefs battle it out and go head-to-head after hours on the Las Vegas strip. Using a diverse and exotic range of unfamiliar ingredients left behind in the food trucks, the chefs will create three unique dishes in three fast paced rounds. The winner of the first round chooses which of the two different food trucks they will work out of and winning the second round gives the chef a major advantage against their competitor. In the third and final round, the chefs must create a main course that coincides with the previous two challenges. The dishes are presented to two expert judges, with the winner taking home the ultimate Vegas bragging rights and a meal cooked by the loser.
CHRISTMAS UNDER WRAPS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) Starring: Candace Cameron Bure; When a driven doctor doesn't get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned for give way to a love she never could have imagined, and finds this festive small town is hiding one big holiday secret.
ONE CHRISTMAS EVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) Hallmark Channel announces the World Television Premiere of "One Christmas Eve", a Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation starring Emmy nominee Anne Heche, on Sunday, November 30 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 C). "One Christmas Eve" is the first HHOF presentation to premiere on Hallmark Channel since the announcement that the network is the exclusive new home for Hallmark Hall of Fame debuts. In "One Christmas Eve," Anne Heche stars as a recently-divorced mom who wants her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" to be perfect. An entertaining but unfortunate series of Christmas Eve mishaps ensures that won't happen - unless perfect means the family has its most memorable and heartwarming Christmas ever.
CHRISTMAS MYSTERY, A (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/14 at 9:00 PM
(from ION's press release, September 2014) While searching through her late mother's attic, Rebecca uncovers sealed cards from a mysterious suitor that had been addressed to her widowed Mom over the past 12 Christmases. As she begins to wonder the identity of man, Rebecca hires a handsome, yet mysterious, detective, Andrew, to help solve the mystery behind the letters. While working to unravel the family mystery, Rebecca and Andrew begin to fall for one another, but soon learn there's more to the case than either expected.
ONLY HAPPENS IN… (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, September 2014) "Only Happens In..." takes viewers on a crazy and visual ride around the globe to discover the places, people and events that are so unique, they can only be experienced side-by-side with the locals. From robot waiters serving dinner in Tokyo to runners competing in a minus-50-degree Ice Marathon on frozen Lake Baikal in Russia, audiences will experience amazing cultures and venture far off the beaten path. "Only Happens In..." is greenlit for four one-hour specials produced by PSG Films & Symply Entertainment.
ALASKA OFF-ROAD WARRIORS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2014) The ultimate test of man and machine vs. the wild is coming to HISTORY(R) with the premiere of the new competition series ALASKA OFF ROAD WARRIORS Sunday, November 30 at 10 PM ET/PT. The clock is ticking as five teams compete against each other and the harsh terrain of Alaska in the pursuit of a hefty reward and the chance to make off-road history. ALASKA OFF ROAD WARRIORS is an intense off-road competition series where five teams of two face-off in a grueling timed race across Alaska. Racing from the Pacific Ocean to the Arctic Ocean, this is a race, a competition, an expedition and an adventure of epic proportions. From the muddy terrain to the unpredictable wilderness, these teams will travel across eight of the most dangerous and rugged trails in the world. The trails will be divided into two legs and the team with the lowest aggregated time from all the trails will be named the winner. As they race against time - and each other - the perils of their journey will not only test their trusty vehicles but the teams themselves. Which team will be the victor of this quest to find out who can navigate the extreme wilderness of Alaska?
MY STRANGE CRIMINAL ADDICTION (ID)
· [series premiere] · 12/1/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, November 2014) Some criminals just can't help themselves. Investigation Discovery's (ID) MY STRANGE CRIMINAL ADDICTION reveals what happens when bizarre compulsions spin out of control and push people into a life of crime. From a lewd subway commuter to a diaper-wearing man, or a urine drinker to a toe sucker, first-hand accounts of these true crime tales plunges viewers into a world where strange addictions took an illegal turn. Dr. Mike Dow, addiction specialist and expert in the fields of relationships, food, and behavior, explains how these unhealthy habits turned to uncontrollable addictions and helps viewers understand the triggers for these compulsive behaviors. With the perpetrators telling their own stories of how they plunged so deep into darkness, some appear on screen or disguised to conceal their identity while others speak to us from their jail cells. With three shocking stories per hour, MY STRANGE CRIMINAL ADDICTION premieres on Monday, December 1 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.
MURDER BOOK (ID)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, November 2014) Contained within dusty storage drawers and dented metal cabinets of police stations everywhere, is a library of binders comprising detailed information about gruesome crimes. They may look like ordinary notebooks and folders, but each of them holds the plea of their victim waiting for the day that someone will finally catch their killer. This is their MURDER BOOK, a new Investigation Discovery series premiering Tuesday, December 2 at 9/8c. Stories are told in first-person interviews with the lead investigators as well as in the voice of veteran actor, Geoff Pierson, known for playing several law enforcement roles through the years, including the part of Deputy Chief Tom Matthews on "Dexter."
GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, June 2014) Bravo Media announces the commencement of production in Vancouver on its first original scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" starring Lisa Edelstein. The series follows Abby, a newly single self-help book author, who embarks on the next chapter of her life and finds herself seeking advice from her divorced friends Lyla, played by Janeane Garofalo and Phoebe, played by Beau Garrett. Previously announced Necar Zadegan ("Emily Owens, MD," "24") stars as Delia, a divorce attorney at Lyla's firm. Premiering later this year, the hour-long series ups Paul Adelstein to a series regular playing Abby's husband Jake, and rounds out the cast, adding Patrick Heusinger ("Royal Pains") as Abby's brother Max, J. August Richards ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Angel") as Max's husband Ford, C. Thomas Howell ("Criminal Minds," "The Outsiders") as Abby's love interest Nate, Julianna Guill ("Crazy, Stupid, Love") as Jake's 23-year old girlfriend Becca, Michael Weaver ("The Joe Schmo Show") as Lyla's ex-husband Dan and Charles Mesure ("Desperate Housewives") as Phoebe's ex Ralf. The pilot also includes a cameo by Carrie Fisher as Abby's book editor Cat.
LIVING IN SECRET (LMN)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from LMN's press release, November 2014) LMN presents "Living in Secret," a new original series on Tuesday, December 2 at 10pm ET. Four one-hour episodes follow real people who are leading secret double lives and are at a crisis point, knowing they must come clean, stop the destructive behavior and make amends to their loved ones. From infidelity to extreme spending to prostitution, in each episode of "Living in Secret," viewers will see two individuals reveal for the first time the secret life they have been living. Hidden cameras take viewers into lives previously unseen and follow the individual on a personal and emotional journey as they prepare to divulge their secret and attempt redemption - all while living in fear that their secret will be discovered before they can reveal it to their family and friends first.
SCREEN MACHINES (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/14 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, October 2014) Robert "Videobob" Moseley is the creative mastermind behind a unique prop shop in Dallas that creates iconic replica vehicles from TV shows and movies. His clients are often adult "fanboys" who still hold onto the big screen obsessions of their youth. But it's not cheap - a Delorean with Flux Capacitor will set you back a cool $60,000 just for starters. In each half-hour episode of Screen Machines Videobob and his crew - a ragtag bunch of misfits including an aspiring illusionist, a brainy engineer and an exotic-dancer-turned-accountant - take on a new project where they research, gather materials, build, refine and test their vehicles before unveiling them to clients. No detail is too minor, no client too demanding and no challenge is too great for Videobob and his crew. Among the epic replicas the team builds is a 1960 Cadillac ambulance transformed into the Ghostbusters Ecto 1, a revamped 1963 Cadillac convertible to mimic the iconic "creampuff" from Scarface, the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) from Knight Rider and a custom Jurassic Park style Jeep. Screen Machines will air Tuesdays at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT.
MAIL ORDER MURDER (ID)
· [series premiere] · 12/3/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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SUAVE SAYS (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 12/3/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, November 2014) Gerardo - and his famously chiseled torso - rose to the top of the music charts in the early 1990's thanks to his hit single "Rico Suave." Now VH1 is giving you a sneak peek into his crazy family life in the new comedic docu-series "Suave Says" premiering on Wednesday, December 3rd at 10PM ET/PT. When fans eventually moved on, so did Gerardo Mejia, who transitioned into a career as a powerful music executive and a lay pastor, married a beauty queen and started a family. Now the former heartthrob is teaming up with VH1 as he passes the music torch to his children and manages a loco home life with "hot mom" wife Kathy, rapping son Jaden, and daughters Bianca, a fashionista, and Nadia, an aspiring singer and "Miss Malibu" title-holder. Rounding out the hectic Mejia household is Gerado's mom, Mama Mejia.
BARMAGEDDON (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 12/3/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2014) The Shake Up is a fun, competition series that seeks to settle once and for all which bar owner has the best recipe for success. In each episode, comedian Mo Mandel (Comedy Central) travels to a different city and pits two bar owners against each other. The goal is to see who can turn the most profit...while running the other owner's bar. The result is a wild rollercoaster ride of comical conflicts and one-upmanship as the bosses compete to see who can win over new staff and customers with their charm and skill.
PETER PAN LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/4/14 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, July 2014) Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken, one of the most revered talents of his generation and a veteran of film, television and stage, will portray the iconic Captain Hook in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of "Peter Pan Live!" "We are absolutely delighted that Christopher Walken will be putting his unique stamp on Captain Hook for our holiday musical event 'Peter Pan Live!,'" said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "He's not only one of the most versatile actors in our business, but his love of musicals and uncanny abilities as a dancer make him perfect for stepping into this classic James M. Barrie character. Get ready to be charmed, amused, frightened and dazzled by Captain Hook in an entirely original way." "We're so happy to reunite with Chris, who starred in our film version of 'Hairspray,'" said "Peter Pan Live!" executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "The exhilarating thing about doing these live musicals is giving the stage to a thrilling performer like Chris, and seeing his once-in-a-lifetime performance unfold at the same moment the audience is watching at home."
ONE CHILD (SUNDANCE)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 12/5/14 at 9:00 PM
(from SundanceTV's press release, October 2014) SundanceTV will premiere its newest original mini-series "One Child" on December 5th and 6th at 9 PM ET/PT. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) which stars Katie Leung (Harry Potter) and features Emmy(R) nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins ("Weeds") and Donald Sumpter ("Game of Thrones", The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will air as a two-night special event. "One Child" follows the journey of a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents as she struggles in the face of crisis to determine her family loyalties, true identity and the meaning of family. Perkins and Sumpter play Katherine and Jim Ashley, British adoptive parents of Mei (Leung), a first-born Chinese girl. Mei's birth mother calls her back to Guangzhou in desperation, seeking help to save her son who has been wrongly-accused of murder. The journey explores Mei's inner battle as she decides how far she will go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she's never met.
DEBBIE MACOMBER'S MR. MIRACLE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/6/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) Starring: Rob Morrow, Michelle Harrison, Britt Irvin, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Andrew Francis; Heavenly angel Harry Mills is sent to Earth on a trial assignment to intervene in the life of a woman who needs help getting her life on track after the death of her father. With a deadline of Christmas day, he attempts to help her heal in order to embrace a new future, and an unexpected love, just in time to celebrate the miracle of the holiday season.  
WALLY LAMB'S WISHIN' & HOPIN' (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/6/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2014) Based on the New York Times best-selling Christmas novel by Wally Lamb comes the new Christmas classic, starring Molly Ringwald and featuring Chevy Chase as the narrator. Set in the 1960s, Wishin' and Hopin' is the story of 10-year-old Felix Funicello (Wyatt Ralff, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), who is doing his best to navigate fifth grade at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School. His father (Danny Nucci, The Fosters) runs the local diner, and their family's claim to fame is their cousin, Annette Funicello (Krysta Rodriguez, Smash), the famous teen star and Mouseketeer. With the dreaded Christmas pageant on the horizon, the holiday season gets even more exciting with the sudden arrivals of a substitute teacher (Ringwald) and a feisty Russian student, Zhenya, and promises to be one Christmas Felix will never forget. Also stars Meat Loaf (Fight Club), Annabella Sciorra (CSI), Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men) and Camila Banus (Days of Our Lives).
ONE CHILD (SUNDANCE)
· [original mini-series finale] · 12/6/14 at 9:00 PM
(from SundanceTV's press release, October 2014) SundanceTV will premiere its newest original mini-series "One Child" on December 5th and 6th at 9 PM ET/PT. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) which stars Katie Leung (Harry Potter) and features Emmy(R) nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins ("Weeds") and Donald Sumpter ("Game of Thrones", The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will air as a two-night special event. "One Child" follows the journey of a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents as she struggles in the face of crisis to determine her family loyalties, true identity and the meaning of family. Perkins and Sumpter play Katherine and Jim Ashley, British adoptive parents of Mei (Leung), a first-born Chinese girl. Mei's birth mother calls her back to Guangzhou in desperation, seeking help to save her son who has been wrongly-accused of murder. The journey explores Mei's inner battle as she decides how far she will go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she's never met.
CHRISTMAS AT CARTWRIGHT'S (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) Starring: Alicia Witt, Wallace Shawn; With Christmas approaching, a struggling single mom finds herself working as a department store Santa Claus, as a real-life angel delivers good fortune and the possibility of holiday romance.
LIBRARIANS, THE (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2014) TNT is returning to the world of its hit movie franchise The Librarian with a brand new series from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, TNT's King & Maxwell) is set to lead the cast of the new series, which is entitled The Librarians. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) will executive-produce and play a recurring role in the series, reprising his role as Flynn Carsen from TNT's movie trilogy. Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) are set to round out the cast as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy(R) winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) slated to play their reluctant caretaker. Also appearing from the movie trilogy will be Emmy winners Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory, The Bob Newhart Show) and Jane Curtin (Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock from the Sun). And Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, TNT's Falling Skies) is set to play a recurring role. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of The Librarians, with plans to launch the series in late 2014.
CHRISTMAS SECRET, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) 'THE CHRISTMAS SECRET,' World Premiere Sunday, December 7, 9p.m. ET/PT, 8C, stars Bethany Joy Lenz and John Reardon and based on the bestselling novel The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLierre, the film follows a struggling single mom's search for a lost family heirloom that she hopes will help her find love and good fortune in time for Christmas.
RED TENT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 12/7/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2014) Lifetime's miniseries The Red Tent, based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, premieres December 7 and December 8 at 9pm ET/PT. The Red Tent is a sweeping tale that takes place during the times of the Old Testament, told through the eyes of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob. Airing over two nights, the all-star cast includes Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver (Return to Zero, About a Boy), Emmy nominee Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Will Tudor (Game of Thrones) and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment). The miniseries begins with Dinah's (Ferguson) happy childhood spent inside the red tent where the women of her tribe gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. The film recounts the story of Dinah's mothers Leah (Driver), Rachel (Baccarin), Zilpah and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob (Glen). Dinah matures and experiences an intense love that subsequently leads to a devastating loss, and the fate of her family is forever changed. Winger portrays Rebecca, Jacob's mother while Tudor stars as Joseph, Dinah's brother.
MERRY EX-MAS (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/14 at 9:00 PM
(from ION's press release, September 2014) When misleading photos are published of security company chief Jessie Rogers purportedly caught in a love nest with his rock star client, his humiliated wife, Noëlle, throws him out of the house and swiftly files for divorce. Unable to convince her of his innocence, Jessie fights in vain to win Noëlle back. A year later at the family ski cabin, a Christmastime blizzard snowbounds Jessie, his daughter, ex-mother-in-law, Noëlle and her wealthy suitor, Flynn, who is plotting a surprise wedding.
MOST EVIL (ID)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
RED TENT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series finale] · 12/8/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2014) Lifetime's miniseries The Red Tent, based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, premieres December 7 and December 8 at 9pm ET/PT. The Red Tent is a sweeping tale that takes place during the times of the Old Testament, told through the eyes of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob. Airing over two nights, the all-star cast includes Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver (Return to Zero, About a Boy), Emmy nominee Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Will Tudor (Game of Thrones) and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment). The miniseries begins with Dinah's (Ferguson) happy childhood spent inside the red tent where the women of her tribe gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. The film recounts the story of Dinah's mothers Leah (Driver), Rachel (Baccarin), Zilpah and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob (Glen). Dinah matures and experiences an intense love that subsequently leads to a devastating loss, and the fate of her family is forever changed. Winger portrays Rebecca, Jacob's mother while Tudor stars as Joseph, Dinah's brother.
BYE FELICIA! (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 12/9/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, November 2014) White women of LA are getting a serious confidence boost and a little dose of reality with the series premiere of "Bye Felicia!," premiering Tuesday, December 9 at 9PM. This 8-episode, hour long series follows Atlanta-based life coaches Deborah Hawkes and Missy Young as they set out to help white girls across the Los Angeles area. Each closed-ended episode aims to empower two different women who could use a dose of honesty in order to turn their lives around. Hoping to impart their unique experience and wisdom through motherly tough love, Deb and Missy teach these women to say hello to their better selves and goodbye to Felicia.
MARCO POLO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/12/14 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2014) The highly anticipated Netflix original series "Marco Polo" will premiere at 12:01am PT on December 12, 2014 in all territories where Netflix is available. In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China. The show stars Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as 'Marco.' Best known for her role in The Wachowski's "Cloud Atlas," the Beijing-born Zhu Zhu plays Marco's love interest 'Kokachin.' Joan Chen ("Twin Peaks") and Benedict Wong ("Prometheus") also star in the show's eclectic global cast as Empress Chabi and Kublai Khan. Rounding out "Marco Polo's" global cast of characters will be Remy Hii as 'Prince Jingim,' Olivia Cheng as 'Mei Lin,' Claudia Kim as 'Khutulun," Uli Latukefu as 'Byamba,' Chin Han as 'Jia Sidao,' and Tom Wu as 'Hundred Eyes.'
WAKE UP CALL (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 12/12/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, October 2013) TNT has greenlit a new series starring and executive-produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who most recently headlined TNT's The Hero. In Wake Up Call (working title), Johnson will lend a helping hand to everyday people who are facing enormous challenges in their lives. TNT has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Wake Up Call, which is being produced by Ben Silverman's Electus, 5x5 Media and 7 Bucks Entertainment. Serving as executive producers are Silverman (The Office, The Biggest Loser), Chris Grant (Gladiators, King of the Nerds) and Jimmy Fox (Fashion Star, King of the Nerds) of Electus; Craig Armstrong (Survivor, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Fashion Star), Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race, Fashion Star) and Charles Wachter (King of the Nerds, American Gladiators) of 5x5 Media; and Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Snitch, The Hero) of 7 Bucks Entertainment. Wake Up Call is slated to premiere in 2014.
SANTA CON, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2014) Small-time con man Nick DeMarco (Barry Watson, Hart of Dixie) is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays... and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy (Tucker Meeks), that Santa will bring his estranged parents back together by Christmas. When his sister Rosemary (Melissa Joan Hart, Melissa and Joey) hears this, she is livid and can't believe he would break a little boy's heart with an empty promise. After a long night of soul searching - and with the help of an insightful female pastor (Wendy Williams) - Nick decides to make good on his promise to the child, somehow. But after meeting the boy's mother Carol (Melissa Sagemiller, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), will Nick ultimately choose to put the happiness of others ahead of his own? Jaleel White (Family Matters), Scott Grimes (Party of Five) and John Ratzenberger (Cheers) also star. Hart also directs this film.
BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY EVER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) Starring: Torrey DeVitto, Steve Lund, Linda Thorson and Harmon Walsh; With the holidays approaching, a young party planner arranges a special Christmas party for a New York toy store. When a powerful corporation threatens to shut her down, she decides to follow her heart, moving forward with the party plans and finding true love in time for Christmas.
CHRISTMAS KISS II, A (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/14 at 9:00 PM
(from ION's press release, September 2014) At a Christmastime event, Jenna shares an impromptu, unforgettable kiss under the mistletoe with the dashing Cooper Montgomery, a billionaire playboy who recently returned to the city. Although she doesn't know him, Cooper learns that Jenna works for Cooper's sister at the designer fashion house founded by their dad. Fearful of getting hurt in another relationship, Jenna vows to resist Cooper's charms and feigns a romance with her heartbroken next door neighbor. As the two begin spending more time together, Jenna realizes that Cooper's affection is real, but still worries that he won't be able to shed his former ways.
CHRISTMAS PARADE, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/14/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, September 2014) Starring: AnnaLynne McCord, Jefferson Brown, Drew Scott; A popular network morning host finds herself humiliated on the air by her fiancé and disappears to a small town. While there, she helps a budding artist save a community art center for the town's kids, by helping them with their float for the annual Christmas Parade. 
PERFECT CHRISTMAS LIST, A (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/14/14 at 9:00 PM
(from ION's press release, September 2014) Just two weeks before Christmas, Sara Smith gets a call from home about her grandmother Evie, who has been sent to the hospital. Having always been close, the health scare is enough to get Sara to do the unthinkable... come home for Christmas. While Sara plans to get a hotel room for her stay, her mother won't allow it. Sara eventually relents, but it's clear that time has not repaired their relationship, and her mother returns to her overbearing ways. With her handsome doctor's approval, the convalescing Evie conjures up a curious challenge. As a "last wish," she tasks her daughter and granddaughter with list of festive accomplishments to do together before Christmas, hoping that the adventure of the experience will repair their relationship. Along the way, Sara discovers an unlisted Christmas adventure with Evie's physician.
SECRETS OF THE BIBLE (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 12/14/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
AMERICAN REVOLUTION (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 12/15/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from American Heroes Channel's press release, November 2014) Everyone knows the story of Paul Revere and his famous midnight ride to warn colonial forces of the British approach. But history books don't tell of the man who sent Revere on his mission: Joseph Warren, America's least remembered founding father. Uncover the forgotten history of Warren and stories of other unsung heroes in our fight for independence in THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, a new three-part miniseries premiering on Monday, December 15 at 9 & 10pm ET and on Tuesday, December 16 at 9pm ET. In order for the Declaration of Independence - and its famous ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - to mean anything, the underdog army of heroic Americans would have to fight. And fight they did, from the mob-provoked Boston Massacre in 1770, to the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, to the battle of Yorktown in 1781. An epic two-night television event, THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION chronicles the rise of the rebellion, failures and setbacks of the colonial mission, and the ultimate comeback that resulted in the birth of a nation.
ASCENSION (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 12/15/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2014) Created and written by executive producer and showrunner Philip Levens ("Smallville"), "Ascension" is an ambitious original drama following a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960's that sent hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Half way into their journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship's population to question the true nature of their mission. The series stars Brandon P. Bell ("Hollywood Heights") as the confident and capable First Officer Aaron Gault, Brian Van Holt ("Cougar Town," "The Bridge") as the eponymous ship's Captain William Denninger, and Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") as Viondra Denninger, the captain's beautiful, manipulative and dangerous wife (who also serves as the ship's Chief Steward). Joining Bell, Van Holt and Helfer are Tiffany Lonsdale as Chief Astronomer Emily Vanderhaus, Andrea Roth as the ship's head doctor Juliet Bryce, Jacqueline Byers as her daughter, Nora Bryce, and P.J. Boudousqué as Nora's love interest, James Toback.
PIZZA MASTERS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 12/16/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, October 2014) The boys are back in town, as pizza aficionados Francis Garcia and Sal Basille return to Cooking Channel with Pizza Masters, premiering Friday, December 5th at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Sal and Francis are first cousins, best friends, and together they own some of the most successful pizza shops in New York City. The cousins are always on the search for the best food in town...and not just pizza. Join in the fun as the cousins set off on a culinary adventure over six episodes to find the greatest spots in North America. From mom and pop joints to legendary establishments, these Pizza Masters know good pizza and good food when they find it, and are always up for having a good time along the way.
TACO TRIP (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 12/16/14 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, November 2014) Chef Aarón Sánchez hits the road for a cross-country culinary journey exploring the Latin side of U.S. cities in the new six-episode series Taco Trip, premiering Tuesday, December 16th at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT on Cooking Channel. In each episode, Aarón explores one city's local taco scene, seeking out the chefs, families and locals who help define each city's culinary landscape with dishes from classic carnitas to unexpected poutine-style nachos. Taco Trip kicks off in Chicago, and then visits New Orleans, Portland, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Nashville.
SECRETS OF THE ARSENAL (AHC)
· [series premiere - special time] · 12/16/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from American Heroes Channel's press release, November 2014) This December, American Heroes Channel (AHC) unlocks the vault to reveal some of America's most important - and often hidden - treasures in the all-new original series, SECRETS OF THE ARSENAL. Hosted by veteran journalist Geoff Edgers, SECRETS OF THE ARSENAL takes viewers into the archives, storerooms and private collections rarely shown off. Examining everything from a secret letter that connected an underground spying ring during the Revolutionary War, to the double barrel shotgun used by infamous stagecoach robber Black Bart, Edgers is the consummate guide to bring history to life. The six-part series SECRETS OF THE ARSENAL premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 10/9c on AHC.
ALL HAIL KING JULIEN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/19/14 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2014) The world's biggest party animal is getting ready to ascend to the throne in DreamWorks Animation's ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, an all-new Netflix original TV series. The first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning on Friday, Dec. 19. Long before the Zoosters arrive on Madagascar, King Julien holds court - not to mention nightly revelries - over a colorful cast that includes fan favorites Mort and Maurice, along with a host of all-new jungle dwellers as they take on the craziest adventures and wildest parties the jungle has to offer. Keeping tune with the dance-crazed taste of its lead character, the humor of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN is backed by a pulse-pounding original score that includes a brand-new, infectiously upbeat theme song. The series features a talented voice cast that includes television legend Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Julien's regal predecessor, Uncle King Julien, alongside Emmy-winning actor Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Andy Richter (Conan, Arrested Development) as Mort, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) as Maurice, and India de Beaufort (One Tree Hill) as Clover, the king's special-ops expert.
BACK TO CHRISTMAS (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/20/14 at 9:00 PM
(from ION's press release, September 2014) Saddened about spending another Christmas alone, Ali meets Ginny, a quirky and spunky woman, at a diner on Christmas Eve. Ali tells Ginny that she was to be married on New Year's Eve last year, but over the course of the holidays she and her fiancé unexpectedly split. When Ali explains that she would do everything differently if she could go back in time, Ginny tells her that "sometimes people do get second chances." The following morning, Ali wakes up to find herself transported back to that Christmas before her planned wedding. While she sets out to avoid the mistakes of her past, she learns that changing the course of history is no easy task.
SPY WORLD (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, January 2014) "Spy World" is an eight episode one-hour series which reconstructs the famous and the forgotten spy stories from World War II and Cold War Moscow to the back streets of Beirut, Lebanon and the glitzy clubs of New York City. Pulled from the formerly classified case files of the CIA, FBI and international spy agencies, each episode takes viewers on an international journey. The series presents cinematic and gritty recreations of heroic spies stealing secrets while dodging the world's most ruthless counterintelligence organizations. In this series, suicide pills, secret codes, dead drops, James Bond worthy gadgetry and even dog pheromones are the tools of the trade. Secrets are never safe - in a world full of spies. "Spy World" is produced by Karga Seven Pictures.
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 12/23/14 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 12:30 AM-12:45 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, November 2014) Amazon today announced it will premiere all ten episodes of the highly-anticipated dramatic comedy series Mozart in the Jungle on Tuesday, December 23 on Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater), Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Hannah Dunne (Frances Ha), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), and Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back), Mozart in the Jungle draws back the curtain at the New York Symphony, where artistic dedication and creativity collide with mind games, politicking and survival instincts. The series guest stars include Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist) and Bernadette Peters (Smash), and is Executive Produced by Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom), Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited), Paul Weitz (About a Boy), and John Strauss (There's Something About Mary). Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle is seen through the eyes of a young oboist, Hailey (Kirke), who tries to navigate through the egos and eccentricities of a world renowned orchestra, and new conductor Rodrigo (Bernal), an enfant terrible whose passion for music threatens the plans of the orchestra's old guard. That old guard is represented by Thomas (McDowell), the reluctantly outgoing conductor, and Gloria (Peters), the chairwoman of the board, who wonder what they have wrought by bringing Rodrigo into the fold. The musicians themselves, a colorful family of disparate personalities, are struggling to deal with this new regime. Along with her friends Alex (played by Vack), a dancer on the brink of success, Cynthia (Burrows), a worldly cellist, and Lizzie (played by Dunne), a world class partier, Hailey searches for what it means to dedicate your life to music.
WIFE'S NIGHTMARE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/27/14 at 8:00 PM
N/A
NANNY CAM (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/28/14 at 9:00 PM
N/A
IT TAKES A CHOIR (USA)
· [series premiere] · 12/29/14 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from USA's press release, September 2013) USA Network is bringing back family night on Fridays from 8-11PM ET/PT, giving viewers the opportunity to share an evening together full of music and laughter. New holiday season reality series event, IT TAKES A CHOIR, moves to a new night and time on Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following themed episodes of MODERN FAMILY. IT TAKES A CHOIR follows the dapper and charismatic British sensation Gareth Malone as he travels across the U.S. to unite an unexpected mix of characters through the spellbinding power of music. A true fish out of water, in both his environment and teaching style, Malone finds himself in the craziest situations with some of the biggest characters. Each episode culminates in a unified and powerful public performance from the choir in front of their family, friends and community.
SURPRISED BY LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/3/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) Josie Mayfield (Burton), a no-nonsense businesswoman working at her father's prosperous cookware company, thinks her boyfriend Richard (Aaron Craven, "Gracepoint") is the perfect man - handsome, successful and driven. The problem is that Josie's parents, Joseph and Claire (Malcom Stewart, "My Boyfriends' Dogs" and Wanda Cannon "Heartland"), do not agree. When Josie meets up with Gridley (Campbell), an underachieving, old high school flame (who still has a crush on Josie), Richard dreams up a plan to make himself look good to Josie's parents: Gridley will be Josie's date at Joseph and Claire's upcoming anniversary party. When Joseph and Claire see Josie with a "loser," they'll give anything to have Richard back in the picture. At least, that's the plan. Starring: Hilarie Burton, Paul Campbell, Malcom Stewart, Wanda Cannon, Leanne Lapp, Aaron Craven and Tim Conway
GALAVANT (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 1/4/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) "Galavant" - Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman ("Crazy, Stupid, Love," "Tangled," "Cars") unites with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team - composer Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast") and lyricist Glenn Slater ("The Little Mermaid," "Tangled"). Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his "happily ever after." But it won't be without a few twists and turns along the way.
MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/6/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) "Marvel's Agent Carter" - It's 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers - aka Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, "Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger") finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy -- the only person he can trust -- to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison - or worse.
FRAMEWORK (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, November 2014) Spike TV is building a new original non-scripted franchise with the first-ever furniture design competition series, "Framework," hosted by renowned hip-hop artist, actor, and author, Common. Premiering Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, "Framework" will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity for their work to be sold by a major manufacturer. Over the course of ten weeks, 13 of these innovative and inspiring builders will put their artistry and skill to the test in a series of challenges. The competitors will be pushed to the brink of their physical and creative limits with challenges that ask them to reconsider everything they know about designing and building furniture. The builders will use unconventional materials, rethink classic furniture pieces, and incorporate a variety of techniques and disciplines to demonstrate their mastery of furniture creation. In each episode, a contestant will be eliminated by a panel of judges led by host Common. Throughout his career as an artist, Common has been on the cutting edge of trends and brings his keen eye for style and understanding of consumer desire to the competition. He will be joined by two of the most influential names in the furniture world today; Nolen Niu and Brandon Gore.
EMPIRE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) The epic family battle begins when the powerful new drama EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL XIV (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Precious"), Emmy Award winner Danny Strong ("Game Change," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), comes a drama about a family dynasty, set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power. Featuring music by prolific producer Timbaland, the series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson ("No Good Deed," "Person of Interest").
HINDSIGHT (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, November 2014) What if you could go back in time and do it all over again? What would you do differently? That is the question VH1's new scripted series "Hindsight" poses when it premieres Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10PM ET/PT. In the series premiere, we meet Becca (Laura Ramsey) on the eve of her second wedding. It all seems perfect this time around, but she is still plagued by doubt. What if she could fix everything, and make the 'right' choices this time? Becca finds herself thinking about her former best friend Lolly (Sarah Goldberg), with whom she had a falling out many years ago. If only she could talk to her once again... Suddenly, after a freakish elevator ride, Becca gets the opportunity to do just that as she wakes up in New York City on the morning of her first wedding day in 1995. She's about to marry Sean (Craig Horner), a bad-boy artist who is all wrong for her - and she knows her first move must be to reconnect with Lolly to re-live that day. Can she 'make it right' by living her life all over while readapting to life in New York City in the 90's - a time of smoking in bars, carrying pagers, having an AOL email address? Becca will soon discover there's no sure-fire way to make the right choices in life - even knowing everything she thinks she knows now.
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN (TRAVEL)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, November 2014) From lost cities to buried treasure and stolen art, the world abounds with fascinating, iconic legends. In Travel Channel's new original series "Expedition Unknown," premiering Thursday, January 8 with a special two-hour episode at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, avid explorer Josh Gates sets out on a global journey in pursuit of answers to some of the world's most puzzling stories. Armed with a degree in archaeology, a quick wit and a hunger for adventure, Gates investigates the latest developments in each unsolved legend before embarking on a fully immersive exploration. To separate fact from fiction, Gates inserts himself in different cultures to understand the world as they do. Whether he's trekking through Fiji in search of Amelia Earhart's remains or diving the deep seas of Panama to locate Captain Morgan's pirate ship, Gates' authentic roughshod adventures lead him one step closer to finding the truth. "Expedition Unknown" is comprised of 11 hour-long episodes plus the two-hour premiere.
NOVEL ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/10/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) Romance novelist Liam Bradley (Bruce) has already found massive success with three books written under the pen name Gabriel August, mysteriously unknown to his legions of readers. With his first book written as a way to heal after a broken relationship, Liam has slowly become disheartened with writing strictly for romantic fantasy, something evident to a sweet, but honest, journalist who reviews books, Sophie Atkinson (Acker), whom he meets by chance on a plane. The two begin a tentative relationship in Sophie's home town of Portland, Maine, where Liam has come to find inspiration for his newest entry. Starring: Amy Acker, Dylan Bruce, Camille Mitchell, Tammy Gillis, Casey Manderson, Emily Tennant, Milo Shandel, Chris Shields and Charles S. Dutton
TOGETHERNESS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 1/11/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, November 2014) The new series TOGETHERNESS begins its eight-episode season SUNDAY, JAN. 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m.). From brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, in their TV debut, the show follows two couples living under one roof on the fringes of Los Angeles. Brett and Michelle (Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey) are struggling to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children. When Brett's friend Alex (Steve Zissis) and Michelle's sister Tina (Amanda Peet) move in with them, the foursome engage in a tragically comedic struggle to follow their personal dreams, while still remaining good friends, siblings and spouses to each other.
EYE CANDY (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, November 2014) MTV today announced its new scripted thriller "Eye Candy," based on the best-selling novel of the same name by R.L. Stine, will premiere on Monday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long, 10-episode drama centers on tech genius Lindy, played by Victoria Justice, a 21-year-old hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can't. Persuaded by her roommate to try online dating, Lindy begins to suspect that one of her suitors is a deadly cyber stalker. When the local cyber-crimes unit uncovers a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to this mysterious stalker. Teaming up with the cyber unit and some hacker friends, Lindy leads the charge to solve these murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
FRIENDS TO LOVERS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 1/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, April 2014) A true social experiment exploring what happens when platonic friends leave the comfort of the 'friend zone' behind and transition into exclusive romantic relationships. "Friends to Lovers?" attempts to answer the age old question, can friends really become lovers, as it follows multiple sets of friends who take a leap of faith and decide to take their relationships to the next level.
WRESTLING WITH DEATH (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, November 2014) Executive producers Leftfield Pictures ("Pawn Stars," "American Restoration," "Counting Cars") presents "Wrestling with Death," a unique family docuseries that introduces The Lathams of Osceola, Arkansas: morticians by day who run The Wilson Funeral Home, and professional wrestlers by night who run The Mid-Southern Championship Wrestling League. "Wrestling with Death" is executive-produced by Brent Montgomery, David George, Alex Weresow and Jordana Hochman, alongside Bill Katz and Michelle Katz for Espiritus Productions. Bill Duncan and David Duncan serve as consulting producers. Twelve weekly back-to-back half-hour episodes have been ordered to premiere Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (10:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 p.m. CT).
YOUNGER (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, April 2014) TV Land has picked up "Younger," which is written, executive produced and directed by Darren Star ("Sex and the City"), to series with a 12-episode order, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land. The 30-minute single-camera comedy stars Tony(R) Award-winning Sutton Foster ("Bunheads"), Hilary Duff ("Lizzie McGuire"), Debi Mazar ("Entourage") and Miriam Shor ("GCB") and will premiere fall 2014 on the network. The series will shoot in New York - a first for TV Land. "Younger" follows 40-year old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it's nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a young guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 - with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams. Now she just has to make sure no one finds out the secret only she and Maggie share.
ROCK THIS BOAT (POP)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from POP's press release, November 2014) Die-hard fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise with the sole intention of being near the members of their favorite band for just a few days. New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest boy bands in music history with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, will set sail on their wildly popular, sold-out cruise, joining their most loyal fans for a four-day adventure at sea. The cast includes a whole range of NKOTB devotees, including three sisters taking the family cruise they've always dreamt about to and a group of single moms looking to let their hair down by partying with rock stars. Sail on back to your youth with ROCK THIS BOAT - celebrating fandom like never before. Fans will be able to indulge with nine 30-minute episodes. ROCK THIS BOAT is produced by Jarrett Creative Group in association with Executive Producers Donnie Wahlberg, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett.
MAN SEEKING WOMAN (FXX)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FXX's press release, November 2014) FXX's newest comedy series, Man Seeking Woman, will air on FXX on Wednesdays at 10:30 PM e/p, starting January 14. A sweet and surreal look at the life-and-death stakes of dating, Man Seeking Woman follows naïve twenty-something "Josh Greenberg" (Jay Baruchel, How to Train Your Dragon) on his unrelenting quest for love. Josh soldiers through one-night stands, painful break-ups, a blind date with a troll, time travel, sex aliens, many deaths and a Japanese penis monster named Tanaka on his fantastical journey to find love. Starring alongside Baruchel are Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show) as "Mike," Josh's confident and daring best friend; Britt Lower (Unforgettable) as "Liz," Josh's intimidating older sister; and Maya Erskine (Betas) as "Maggie," the ex-girlfriend Josh can never quite forget. Man Seeking Woman is based on Simon Rich's book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth. Rich created the 10-episode scripted comedy and also serves as Executive Producer/Showrunner. Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer and Lorne Michaels, and Broadway Video also serve as Executive Producers. Man Seeking Woman is produced by FX Productions.
WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/16/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) New unscripted comedy WORLD'S FUNNIEST FAILS (wt) premieres on Friday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The irreverent one-hour series is based on the hit YouTube channel, FailArmy, which showcases the best "epic fail" viral videos in the most entertaining ways possible. Each week a panel of comedians will analyze the videos which have exploded across the internet, with the goal of awarding one with the ultimate "Fail of the Week."
12 MONKEYS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 1/16/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2014) Syfy's anticipated adventure thriller 12 Monkeys will make its series premiere on Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET/PT. Inspired by the classic blockbuster film, which commemorates its 20th anniversary next year, 12 Monkeys explores the provocative story of a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original theatrical film. 12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford (as time-traveler Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Barbara Sukowa (Jones) and Noah Bean (Aaron Marker). Additional key recurring roles include Tom Noonan (Damages, Hell on Wheels) as a mysterious villain and Emily Hampshire (Rookie Blue) as mental patient Jennifer Goines.
LOVE BY THE BOOK (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/17/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) After a childhood filled with reading fairytales, bookstore owner Emma (Renee) believes in handsome princes and happily ever afters. Unlike her happily married coworker Marilyn (Powers), Emma has yet to be swept away by her own prince charming. Trying to both find an idyllic love life and impress her store's investor, Frank (Schneider), Emma balances time dating romantic suitor Landon (Ryan Bittle, "All My Children") and time at her store with Frank's nettlesome son, Eric (Kristopher Turner, "Saving Hope"). Although Landon demonstrates real knight and shining armor potential with his romantic overtures, he doesn't understand her priorities or support her passions like Eric does. As Emma weighs fairytale courtship against genuine commitment, she learns that real love has more layers than storybook romances. Starring: Leah Renee, Kristopher Turner, John Schneider, Ryan Bittle, Stefanie Powers, Cherilyn Wilson, Cuyle Carvin, Michael Ensign
GRANTCHESTER (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) The enlarged MASTERPIECE footprint kicks off with Grantchester, a six-part mystery premiering Sunday, January 18, at 10pm, following new episodes of Downton Abbey. Already a hit in the UK, Grantchester stars James Norton (Happy Valley) as a charismatic young clergyman and Robson Green (Wire in the Blood) as a down-to-earth cop who team up to fight crime in the beautiful hamlet of Grantchester in 1953. Based on the acclaimed mystery novels by James Runcie, the young vicar is styled after Runcie's late father, who was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1980s.
CHRISTINA MILIAN TURNED UP (E!)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, October 2014) As part of this loud, loving, opinionated and multi-talented Cuban-American family, Christina Milian has always been the focus, often to the consternation of her two sisters, Danielle and Lizzy. Now, Christina is learning how to share the spotlight, and this all-new E! docu series "Christina Milian Turned Up," follows Christina as she reinvigorates her music career with a new label, a new sound and a new look, all while raising her young daughter Violet with help from mom Carmen and sisters Danielle and Lizzy. This season is all about family when middle-sister Danielle tries to balance a new marriage and motherhood; baby sister Lizzy begins a new chapter as a trained culinary chef and converts to Orthodox Judaism, and Carmen attempts to find a happy medium managing Christina's professional life while keeping a very close watch over her entire family. "Christina Milian Turned Up" premieres Sunday, January 18 at 10:00pm, with episode two following immediately thereafter, at 10:30pm only on E!
BACKSTROM (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) BACKSTROM, the offbeat crime procedural starring three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson ("The Office," "Six Feet Under"), premieres Thursday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL XIV's time period premiere (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (BONES), the series follows Detective EVERETT BACKSTROM, an unhealthy, offensive, irascible - albeit brilliant - detective who sees the worst in everyone, and he's usually right.
LOVE LUST OR RUN (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/23/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, November 2014) WHAT NOT TO WEAR fans, prepare to rejoice! Style maven, and often times psychologist Stacy London is back and tackling a new fashion mission, but in this all-new series, it's about make-UNDERS. LOVE, LUST OR RUN, set to premiere on Friday, January 23rd at 9/8c, features women with major fashion mishaps as they come to Stacy for help in turning their over-the-top looks from WTF to WOW. The 12-episode run is produced by True Entertainment. In every half-hour episode of LOVE, LUST OR RUN, Stacy coaches each woman on her fashion choices and under Stacy's tutelage she discovers what impact her choices are actually making in her life. At the beginning of each episode, viewers are given a glimpse at how defensive a woman dedicated to outrageous fashion can become when Stacy reveals how strangers on the street rate her style: either "Love" "Lust" or "Run." Next, each woman strips off her hair extensions, wild clothes, and garish makeup in order to start with a blank slate. Stacy then guides each woman through a transformative make-under, which will dramatically change her look and allow her to channel what she really wants from the outside world. Episodes will culminate when Stacy again takes to the streets to ask strangers to rate the woman's transformed style as "Love" "Lust" or "Run."
BRIDAL WAVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/24/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) As her wedding day draws near, Georgie Dwyer (Kebbel) has doubts surrounding her plans to marry Dr. Phillip Hamilton (Haydn-Jones), a dashing and prominent plastic surgeon. Georgie's anxiety level soars when an extravagant wedding ceremony is arranged at a romantic island resort. Preferring things low-key and simple, Georgie feels she's lost control of her own wedding, as well as her life. Though Phillip qualifies as the "perfect" fiancé, Georgie feels a romantic spark is missing in their relationship. Tensions rise even further when Phillip's sophisticated mother, Felice (Smith), blatantly frowns upon Georgie's working class origins. On the picturesque island, Georgie keeps finding herself in chance encounters with Luke Griggs (Walker), a scruffily handsome ex-architect, who walked away from a high-end architectural firm to enjoy a simple, no-frills life. When an undeniable chemistry develops between Georgie and Luke, Georgie must decide if she's going to move ahead with her rapidly approaching marriage to Phillip. Starring: Arielle Kebbel, Andrew W. Walker, David Haydn-Jones and Jaclyn Smith
AWAY & BACK (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/25/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) When a family of swans make their home on the Peterson farm, it's love at first sight for 10-year-old daughter Frankie. But along comes no-nonsense ornithologist Ginny Newsom (Kelly), who rushes in to "save" the majestic birds. For Frankie's dad Jack (Lee), it's dislike at first sight when he encounters pushy, know-it-all Ginny. Frankie and her brothers are anything but neutral observers as they watch the initial hostility between their widowed father and the strong-willed Ginny transform into something else. Could that be romance in the air? Starring: Jason Lee, Minka Kelly
SONS OF LIBERTY (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 1/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, November 2014) HISTORY(R) premieres its newest scripted miniseries, SONS OF LIBERTY on January 25, 26 and 27 at 9 p.m. The three-night, six-hour event follows a defiant and radical group of young men - Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren - as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution, the cast depicting them includes: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond-James (Jack Reacher, Terriers, True Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas (Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) plays the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage; Jason O'Mara (The Good Wife, Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as General George Washington and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
BIZARRE FOODS: DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 1/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, October 2014) "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations," premiering on Monday, January 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, is an extension of the long-running and popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise. "Bizarre Foods: "Delicious Destinations," hosted by renowned chef and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern, is a travel series that digs into the not-to-be-missed unique & exotic foods that define a location. Every traveler wants to try a crepe in Paris, gelato in Florence, fish 'n' chips in London or a Po' Boy in New Orleans. But how many really know how these foods were invented, where they came from, how they are made, and the right way to eat them; and finally, who makes the best ones? "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" is greenlit for 13 half-hour episodes produced by Tremendous Entertainment.
SONS OF LIBERTY (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 1/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, November 2014) HISTORY(R) premieres its newest scripted miniseries, SONS OF LIBERTY on January 25, 26 and 27 at 9 p.m. The three-night, six-hour event follows a defiant and radical group of young men - Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren - as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution, the cast depicting them includes: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond-James (Jack Reacher, Terriers, True Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas (Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) plays the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage; Jason O'Mara (The Good Wife, Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as General George Washington and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
30TH BIRTHDAY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/31/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, November 2014) Lindsay Corwin (Park) is a long-time believer in birthday wishes and she has wished for everything over the years from a puppy to a promotion. As she approaches her 30th birthday, Lindsay laments to her best friend Dave (Hollingsworth) that not one of them has ever come true and her life is nothing like she envisioned. Still just an assistant at her green product firm, and reeling from her latest dating disaster, Lindsay is ready to give up on her long wish list. But when Dave throws her a surprise 30th birthday party, Lindsay resolves to blow out her candles and make one final wish: for all of her wishes to come true. Within days, Lindsay's 30 years of wishes start to become a reality. Her divorced parents reconcile, she loses weight, is promoted at work, wins a brand new house and even gets a special kiss from her favorite TV star (Dean Cain). Then, Lindsay meets Reed (Lemke), a passionate environmental tycoon who could fulfill her best wish of all: finding Mr. Right. As Lindsay and Reed begin a whirlwind romance too good to be true, Dave longs to tell her about his own deepening feelings for her. But soon, Lindsay's new dream life starts to fall apart and threatens to compromise her character, her friendships and her potential for true, lasting love. Stars: Megan Park, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Dean Cain
STREET ART THROWDOWN (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 2/3/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, October 2014) Oxygen Media dares to be different as it brings art to life with its groundbreaking, adrenaline-charged competition series "Street Art Throwdown," premiering Tuesday, February 3 at 9 PM ET/PT. World-renowned street artist Justin BUA serves as host, co-judge and executive producer on the show, which pits 10 of the country's most promising artists against one another. The series tests not only their physical stamina, but also pushes their artistic skills to the limit in hopes of jumpstarting their career with a $100,000 grand prize. "Street Art Throwdown" is shot at some of the most iconic Los Angeles locations as young, passionate hopefuls strive to bring their vision to life and showcase their work to the world. Furiously scaling walls, climbing fences and navigating underground tunnels, these artists must have the talent, style and hustle to battle it out to the end. "Street Art Throwdown" is part of Oxygen's rebrand, launching on Tuesday, October 7th with the network's new look and tagline, very real, targeting young, modern women.
EARTH A NEW WILD (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) PBS' lineup of great nature, science and technology programming - "Think Wednesday" - returns with "event programs" such as the five-part series EARTH A NEW WILD, hosted by leading conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, who takes a fresh look at humanity's relationship to the wild places and fascinating species of our planet. The series premieres February 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
ALLEGIANCE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2014) Alex O'Connor (Gavin Stenhouse, "Person of Interest"), a young idealistic CIA analyst specializing in Russian affairs, learns a shocking secret and his close-knit, affluent family is about to be split apart when its revealed that his parents, Mark (Scott Cohen, "Necessary Roughness") and Katya (Hope Davis, "The Newsroom," "In Treatment") are covert Russian spies deactivated decades ago. But today the Kremlin has re-enlisted them into service as they plan a terrorist operation inside the U.S. border that will bring America to its knees. Years ago, Russian-born Katya was tasked by the KGB to recruit American businessman Mark O'Connor as a spy -- and the two fell in love. A deal was struck: As long as Katya remained an asset for Russia, and it was agreed that her services could be called on in the future, she would be allowed to marry Mark and move to America. After years in America building a happy life and without word from Moscow, they thought they had escaped. Now it seems that the new Mother Russia has one more mission - turning Alex into a spy. For these anguished parents, the choice is clear: Betray their country or risk their family.
BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 2/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, November 2014) AMC announced today a two-night television event for the premiere of its next new drama series "Better Call Saul." The prequel to the award-winning series "Breaking Bad," "Saul" will debut on Sunday, February 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with its second episode airing the next day, Monday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. The series will then continue to air Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. From "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan and "Breaking Bad" writer Peter Gould, "Better Call Saul" focuses on the evolution of the popular "Breaking Bad" character Saul Goodman, portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, before he ever became Walter White's lawyer. The series is executive produced by Gilligan, Gould, Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad," Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify," "Halt and Catch Fire") with "Breaking Bad" alums Thomas Schnauz and Stewart A. Lyons as co-executive producers for Sony Pictures Television.
SCHITT'S CREEK (POP)
· [series premiere] · 2/11/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from POP's press release, October 2014) SCHITT'S CREEK, a character-driven comedy series created by and starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel, will premiere on POP (currently TVGN), becoming the first original scripted project in the history of the network. SCHITT'S CREEK on POP will debut with 13 half-hour episodes and will star Emmy(R) winners Eugene Levy ("American Pie," "Best In Show," "SCTV") and Catherine O'Hara ("Home Alone," "Best In Show," "SCTV") and Chris Elliott ("How I Met Your Mother," "Late Night With David Letterman," "There's Something About Mary") alongside Daniel Levy ("Admission," MTV's "The Hills After Show") and Annie Murphy ("Blue Mountain State"). The series centers on a formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O'Hara), and their two kids, über-hipster son David (Daniel Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis (Annie Murphy), who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing town they once bought as a joke.
OUTLAW COUNTRY (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 2/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, November 2014) Set in the town of Buckner, Missouri, "Outlaw Country" chronicles the perennial battle between law enforcement and crime by following Steve and Mike Cook, brothers who act as Sheriff and head of the Buckner Criminal Task Force, respectively, as they clash with John and Josh Monk, brothers they suspect are responsible for the town's surge in crime. In this one hour docudrama, producers were given full access to both the police force and the Monk Brothers' camp, providing an unprecedented look at crime in a small town from both sides of the law. "Outlaw Country" is executive-produced by Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey for Bischoff Hervey Entertainment ("The Devils Ride," "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago"), alongside Robert Kaprill and Peter Karlin. WGN America has ordered seven one-hour episodes to premiere Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT).
SECRETS AND LIES (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) SECRETS AND LIES - Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect after he discovers the body of his neighbor's young son, Tom Murphy, in the woods. Even as Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) digs for the truth in her investigation and pegs Ben as a "person of interest," the case unfolds from Ben's perspective -- whether he is guilty or not. In trying to clear his name, it is Ben who peels back the layers of these suburbanites' lives in their quiet cul de sac, revealing their dirty little deceptions and all-too-crowded closets overflowing with skeletons. No one is above suspicion. Ben's family's life, already privately in disarray, is turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence.
LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE (FOX)
· [one-hour series premiere - special time] · 3/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) End-of-the-world comedy THE LAST MAN ON EARTH premieres with a special one-hour event of back-to-back episodes Sunday, March 1 (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), and then moves into its regular time period the following week on Sunday, March 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Executive-produced, created by and starring Will Forte ("Nebraska," "Saturday Night Live"), and executive-produced and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord ("The Lego Movie," "22 Jump Street"), the single-camera comedy chronicles the life and adventures of an average guy - and humanity's last hope - who discovers what life is like when no one is telling you what you can and cannot do.
AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) A young couple in Modesto, California were brutally attacked in their home leaving Matt Skokie, a war vet, murdered, and his wife, Gwen, unconscious, barely hanging on. The crime sends shock waves throughout the community stirring up tensions across socioeconomic and racial lines in this gritty new drama - from the points of view of all those involved.
DIG (USA)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, October 2014) USA Network has ordered four additional episodes of the highly anticipated event series DIG, bringing the series to a total of 10 episodes. Additionally, the network announced that the thriller will premiere on Thursday, March 5. DIG is executive produced by powerhouse auspices Tim Kring ("Heroes") and Gideon Raff ("Homeland"), and comes from Universal Cable Productions. The pilot was shot in Israel, and subsequent episodes are being shot in Croatia and New Mexico. An action thriller, DIG tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, a city shrouded in ancient intrigue. FBI agent Peter Connelly (Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs, "Awake") has had his fair share of heartbreak. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss, and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan (Emmy Award-winner Anne Heche, "Save Me"). When he sets out to solve the murder of a young American, Peter soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that delves into the Holy Land's darkest secrets. What he discovers is a conspiracy thousands of years in-the -making that threatens to change the course of history. While Peter races to figure out what it all means, he quickly finds that he may not be the only one searching for answers.
WEIRD LONERS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/31/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) New ensemble comedy WEIRD LONERS debuts Tuesday, March 31 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). From writer Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens") and director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL), the un-romantic comedy follows four single mid-30-somethings (Becki Newton, "Ugly Betty"; Zachary Knighton, "Happy Endings"; Nate Torrence, "Hello Ladies"; and newcomer Meera Rohit Kumbhani), who are unexpectedly thrust into one another's lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY, townhouse.
AD: AFTER THE BIBLE (NBC)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2014) In the follow-up to the eye-opening success of "The Bible" miniseries on History, the 12-hour miniseries "A.D." - from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey - will look at the lives that were instantly altered following the death of Christ. His disciples, mother Mary and key political religious leaders at the time saw their world turned upside down and their lives forever altered. Beginning at that fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, part two of the greatest story ever told will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and disseminate the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest and the start of a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world.
WOLF HALL (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 10:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) On April 5, three-time Tony(R) Award-winning actor Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, a highly anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. The six-part series charts the shrewd and brilliant rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court - from a blacksmith's son to Henry VIII's closest advisor.
SAVING MY TOMORROW (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/15 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, November 2014) "Earth is our home. We only have one and if we mess this up... where do we go next? We don't have another earth right next to us, just in case we lose this one," says Hippocrates Polemis, an eight-year-old featured in SAVING MY TOMORROW. In a unique partnership, HBO and the American Museum of Natural History present SAVING MY TOMORROW, starting with a two-part family special about the environment, debuting MONDAY, DEC. 15 (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT).
TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, August 2014) HISTORY's eight-hour television event series TEXAS RISING will premiere Memorial Day 2015, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. The series will detail the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. TEXAS RISING is produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America in association with Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY. Leslie Greif (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS) is executive producer. Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) is directing with an all-star cast including: Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow and Kris Kristofferson. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes - no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna. The heroic General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas," lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds. At the end, the Texas flags stood tall and victorious, claiming a piece of history for all eternity.