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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
NEWLYWED AND DEAD (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/2/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2016) Young newlywed Kristin begins to doubt her husband Jay's love when his aunt and rival is found murdered. Kristin starts to investigate the death, and Jay's checkered past, only to become his next target. Shenae Grimes-Beech, Samantha Ferris star. (2016)
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT: RENOVATION (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, June 2016) Home renovation and fantasy destinations, two of HGTV's most popular program themes, will unite in the network's new series, Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Premiering Saturday, July 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode series will follow homebuyers as they purchase affordable oceanfront fixer uppers and transform them into perfect vacation getaways. HGTV also will premiere new seasons of four fantasy lifestyle favorites, including Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Mexico Life, Island Hunters and Caribbean Life.
ROBIN HOOD: MISCHIEF IN SHERWOOD (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 7/3/16 at 8:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 AM-9:00 AM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, June 2016) You're never too young to be the hero of your hood! On Sunday, July 3 at 8:30a/7:30c, Discovery Family Channel introduces the series premiere of ROBIN HOOD: MISCHIEF IN SHERWOOD, featuring 10-year-old Robin and his young friends as they stand up to Prince John's silly antics in Sherwood Forest. Throughout the series, viewers will meet new heroes and reunite with iconic characters from the Robin Hood franchise including Maid Marian, charming Little John, grumpy Tuck and Robin's funny cousin Scarlett in a mix of magic, friendship and a whole lot of excitement along the way. With Richard the Lionheart away at war, it's up to Robin and his adventurous pals to save the day without ever missing an opportunity to have fun. New episodes of ROBIN HOOD: MISCHIEF IN SHERWOOD air Sundays at 8:30a/7:30c throughout the summer beginning July 3.
SECRETS OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE PLACES (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 7/3/16 at 6:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, June 2016) Was the Statue of Liberty actually modeled after a man? Why was the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco nearly painted with yellow and black stripes that resembled a bumble bee? Does the U.S. government even own the land on which Mount Rushmore sits? Is there any truth to a recent report that all 336 of Alcatraz's jail cells will be transformed into luxury micro-apartments? This summer, Discovery Family Channel uncovers the secrets, mysteries and surprisingly little-known stories behind some of the most iconic locations in America. On Sunday, July 3 at 6/5c, SECRETS OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE PLACES reveals fascinating facts that will forever change how you think and feel about America's favorite places. From San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz Island Prison to New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal, SECRETS OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE PLACES travels the U.S. in search of new and astonishing revelations surrounding America's most beloved historical icons with interviews and commentary from historians, U.S. National Park Service members, conspiracy theorists, artists and pop culture experts. Throughout the eight-episode season, the series will visit famous structures and places including the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Grand Central Terminal (New York), the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.), Hollywood Boulevard, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz (California) and Mount Rushmore (South Dakota).
HUNT, THE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 7/3/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2016) Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill (The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet) and series producer Huw Cordey (South Pacific, Frozen Planet) - the makers of the landmark series Planet Earth, which captivated audiences around the world in over 130 countries. Through character driven stories, The Hunt illustrates in dramatic detail the strategies predators use to catch their prey (and those that the prey use to escape), with each episode centering on one of our planet's key habitats. From open grasslands and dense forests to the arctic and the open ocean, the cutting-edge seven-part series features rarely seen wildlife and animal behavior - revealing like never before the challenges predators and prey face in these very different worlds.
HONEYMOON FROM HELL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/3/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2016) While honeymooning in South Carolina, Julia and Rivers McCoy are terrorized by an unknown assailant when they are stranded at a Bed & Breakfast during a hurricane. Are they victims of an elaborate prank, or is someone - some thing - after them? Stars Lexi Giovagnolia, Cameron Richardson, and Catherine Hicks. (2016)
ISLAND EXPLORERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/3/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, June 2016) Adventure-loving explorers Jeremy and Wendy Gilbert reveal the greatest off-the-beaten-path spots and "locals only" experiences throughout the Hawaiian Islands in Travel Channel's new series "Island Explorers." Premiering Sunday, July 3 with back-to-back episodes at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series highlights activities like diving with sharks and zip-lining and is part of "Dive Into Summer" - Travel Channel's summer programming lineup that showcases the world's ultimate water paradises with a touch of fun, sun, thrills and adventure. While some activities in "Island Explorers" are a bit daring, there's plenty of insider information for the best places to eat, explore and escape at a more relaxing pace. From the most elusive hidden beach on Kauai to the coolest thing to do on the Big Island after the sun goes down, the Gilberts share some of Hawaii's best kept secrets that travelers won't find in any guidebook.
IDRIS ELBA NO LIMITS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/4/16 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2016) Golden Globe-winning and Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer Idris Elba will push his body, mind and engineering know-how to the limit by racing on land, water and in the air for a new four-part series airing back-to-back on Discovery. IDRIS ELBA NO LIMITS premieres Monday, July 4 beginning at 7 PM ET/PT as part of Discovery's iconic Motor Monday line-up. Idris will immerse himself in rally driving, street racing, aerobatics and power boating to master not only the discipline of racing, but also the engineering, science and history behind it. He will join professional teams, take on seemingly impossible challenges, receive coaching by some of the world's leading drivers and pilots and meet fellow speed freaks to share their secrets of how to get every last ounce of power out of his machines. Each episode starts with Idris visiting a renowned motor sport competition, shot on locations across Florida, California and the British Isles, that will inspire his mission to take on some of the toughest racing disciplines in the world. To push his car, plane or boat to the utter limit, Idris gets under the bonnet and miles under his belt to prepare for the big race day that will see him go head to head with the professionals.
CRASHLETES (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/16 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 7:00 PM-7:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, June 2016) Nickelodeon and New England Patriots(TM) Super Bowl(TM) XLIX Champion Rob Gronkowski celebrate the most epic sports fails from around the world in the new viral video series, Crashletes, premiering Tuesday, July 5, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Hosted by Gronkowski, viewers will witness some of the wildest and most outrageous sports moments captured on camera from amateur athletes who give it their all, but fall short of greatness. Created by Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions (Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness), new episodes of Crashletes will air weekdays at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). In each episode, Gronkowski and co-hosts Stevie Nelson and Brandon Broady provide in-depth analysis of viral sports bloopers, blunders and absurdities. These clips are compiled into Crashlete categories such as "Tree-jected," when Mother Nature stands in the way of a perfect play, "So Proudly We Fail," a tribute to those who cannot remember the words to the Star-Spangled Banner, "Animal Interference," when a penalty is caused by an animal intrusion, and more.
BIG EASY MOTORS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) There's undiscovered treasure in the bayous of Louisiana and Charles Handler knows how to find it. From a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible to a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT, Handler and his team find long-forgotten piles of junk into dazzling custom cars. He searches all over Louisiana for one-of-a-kind classics, invests his own money to fix them up, and then sells them at auction. These treasures can sell for big money so there's a huge profit to be made, if everything goes according to plan. Each episode, based in New Orleans, will feature amazing vehicle restorations and high stakes auctions where everything's on the line.
BLACK MARKET (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2016) In his most personal project to date, Michael K. Williams journeys into the dangerous world of illicit trade. Premieres July 5th at 10pm.
GREATEST EVER (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2016) Hosted by comedian Amanda Seales, Greatest Ever is a fast-paced, informative and fun pop-culture comedy countdown show that takes viewers through the "do's" and "don'ts" of topics like weddings, animal videos, sports, politicians and awesomely, unintentionally funny inventions, infomercials and products. truTV has ordered six half-hour episodes of Greatest Ever, which is produced by Meetinghouse Productions.
VICE DOES AMERICA (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2016) Three VICE staffers set off on a road trip around the country to meet different kinds of Americans, learn about them, and do what they do. Premieres July 6th at 10pm.
AMERICAN TARZAN (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, June 2016) On a remote Caribbean island, seven challengers will take on Mother Nature's most brutal obstacle course. Their goal: to not only survive the wild, but to master it. AMERICAN TARZAN, an all-new series premieres Wednesday, July 6, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. There was a time when man was truly wild. Survival meant silently stalking your prey, climbing high in trees to escape predators, and utilizing every resource within reach to stay alive. That era may be gone but there are still men and women who blaze though the forest, swim the raging rapids, and spend their days in the treetops. In an epic journey through four distinct terrains; the jungle, coast, mountains and canyons, these men and women must live completely off the land, while tackling the most punishing obstacles on earth. They will face conditions that early inhabitants tackled hundreds of years ago, relying on nothing more than basic tools, mental toughness and brute strength. After kayaking through open water to reach the inhospitable island, the first challenge will be to navigate an impenetrable jungle filled with vines, roots and steep cliffs, a harsh taste of the myriad obstacles the island will throw at them. Over the subsequent weeks, challengers will traverse dense jungles, raging rivers and towering mountains, all while foraging for food to keep them fueled for the long and strenuous journey. Seven will attempt to conquer the island of Dominica, but only one will become American Tarzan.
WORD PARTY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Word Party (July 8): From The Jim Henson Company, four adorable animal babies bring kids along as they learn new skills, with a special focus on new words and language acquisition.
MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKER (WE)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, May 2016) The world's most renowned matchmaker and favorite love guru, Patti Stanger, returns with millionaires from her past and present as they bring their relationship problems and issues to the exclusive "Millionaire's Club" for a final chance at finding love in the new WE tv series, "Million Dollar Matchmaker," premiering Friday, July 8 at 10:00 pm ET/PT. In an effort to see if love will once and for all prevail, Patti helps some of her unmatchable millionaires... .and if Patti can't help them find love by the end of their stay, no one can! Each episode features two wealthy clients checking into the breathtaking luxury property in North County San Diego, Harrah's Resort Southern California, where they quickly, and unwittingly, embark on their "love lesson," custom tailored challenges designed by Patti and her team to reveal what they are doing wrong. Patti then meets one-on-one with each millionaire for a "reality check", an in-depth review of his or her surprise date, where she delivers her particular brand of tough love, with sometimes brutally honest feedback. Finally, Patti will introduce each high-profile client to her two matches. If all goes well, the millionaire and his or her potential match will be on their way to happily ever after.
AMBER ROSE SHOW, THE (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, May 2016) VH1 announced Friday, June 17th at 11PM ET/PT as the premiere date for its highly anticipated "Amber Rose Show". Produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw's Stage 29 Productions, "The Amber Rose Show " will bring Rose's unique, unapologetic style, hustle and hilarious point of view to re-invent late night. Feminist, author, actor and entrepreneur, "Muva Rose" as she's known to her 18+ million social media followers, will conduct candid interviews with industry experts and lead provocative, entertaining and unfiltered conversations with guests about pop culture, parenting, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.
HELLO WORLD! (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, June 2016) HELLO WORLD! is a six-part series taking a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians. Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the series brings out the universal themes of the artists' music by using it as a soundtrack for the stories of animals in the wild. HELLO WORLD! debuts Saturday, July 9 at 8pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes for three weeks. The special will also air as a single block on Animal Planet on Tuesday, July 26. The series is produced by RadicalMedia on behalf of Discovery Channel. "It's a thrill to have six Grammy(R)-winning or -nominated artists working on HELLO WORLD!" says Rich Ross, Group President, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. "All of these artists bring a powerful love for wildlife and the environment, and we cannot wait to share these films with families across the world." HELLO WORLD! takes viewers deep into the environments of animals as varied as sea turtles, jumping spiders, rhinos, and hawks as they live their daily lives. Whether they are searching for water, looking for love, or caring for their families, these animals all have a singular way of surviving. Each episode features the artist's vibrant storytelling and one of their well-known songs, as well as a lush musical score.
DEADLY TRUST (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/9/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2016) Desperate for money, a former con woman agrees to drive an old woman insane so her children can inherit her fortune. Stars Rya Kihlstedt, Harriet Harris, Patrick Fischler, Fiona Dourif, and Lauren Bowles. (2016)
LEGENDARY DUDAS (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
N/A
JAIL: BIG TEXAS (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
N/A
DB COOPER (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) On November 24th, 1971 a man dressed in a suit and tie hijacked a Northwest Orient flight bound for Seattle, Washington. He said he had a bomb and demanded 200-thousand dollars in cash and four parachutes. Once he got his ransom, the man jumped into the night, never to be seen again. In the more than 45 years since the epic heist, the FBI has looked at over a thousand potential suspects, but the questions remain: Who is DB Cooper? Did he die? Did he live? And is he still out there? Now, in this four hour documentary series, viewers will go on the trail gaining an unprecedented perspective from the FBI, including exclusive access to the evidence, while a former FBI agent and a crime journalist dive deep into the case revealing new information through exclusive interviews with nearly 20 experts and insiders, including the only people ever to come face to face with the hijacker. Plus, a citizen sleuth and his team of forty investigators reveal the findings of their five year investigation arriving at an explosive conclusion.
WATCHER, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/10/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2016) Inspired by a true story. A young couple overextends to buy their dream home only to get tormented by unknown forces determined to drive them out. Stars Erin Cahill, Denise Crosby, Edi Gathegi, Kevin Daniels, and Tracie Thoms. (2016)
MEXICO LIFE (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, June 2016) Mexico Life showcases families exploring the country's quaint towns, vibrant green jungles and beautiful beaches to find their dream home. From luxurious beachside properties to open-air cottages in the rainforest, Mexico offers ideal homes no matter the budget or lifestyle.
NIGHT OF, THE (HBO)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 7/10/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, June 2016) Pakistani-American college student Nasir "Naz" Khan, who lives with his parents in Queens, NY, takes his father's taxi to go a party in Manhattan. But what starts as a perfect night for Naz becomes a nightmare when he's arrested for murder. Created by Steven Zaillian ("Schindler's List," "American Gangster") and Richard Price ("The Color of Money," HBO's "The Wire"), the eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand. Starring John Turturro ("Fading Gigolo," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?") and Riz Ahmed ("Nightcrawler"), and directed by Zaillian (7 episodes) and James Marsh (1 episode), from teleplays by Price and Zaillian, the show delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial. "It's a crime story, a police story, a legal story, a corrections story," observes Zaillian. "You make a story about all that, tell it honestly, and it will naturally be a social story."
POLICEWOMEN FILES (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
BRAD NEELY'S HARG NALLIN' SCLOPIO PEEPIO (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/16 at 12:15 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:15 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, June 2016) Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio is a new quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Neely that features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts, and songs, all filtered through Neely's signature visual style. Beware, however, as this show hates you. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, Dave Newberg as co-executive producer, with Titmouse, Inc. producing.
NAZI SECRET FILES (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
FOOD'S GREATEST HITS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2016) From pancake breakfasts and diner burgers to carnival corn dogs and ice cream sundaes, the new 14-episode series Food's Greatest Hits explores the history and fun facts behind iconic food classics, topped off with a team of tasters sampling some unique, modern spins on these favorites. Featuring commentary from Cooking Channel stars including Alie & Georgia, Noah Cappe, Haylie Duff, Roger Mooking, Rev Run and Justine Simmons, Food's Greatest Hits joins the Cooking Channel primetime line-up with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, July 11th at 10pm ET/7pm PT.
A-WORD, THE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, April 2016) Riveting international drama series "The A Word" will premiere for American audiences on Wednesday, July 13th at 10/9c on SundanceTV. The six-episode, one-hour drama captures an authentic portrait of one multigenerational family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. The series is a co-production partnership with Keshet International. SundanceTV is the first broadcaster outside the UK to air the series. Simultaneously dramatic and heartwarming, thought-provoking and lighthearted, "The A Word" follows 5-year-old Joe (Max Vento); Joe's parents, Paul (Lee Ingleby, "Our Zoo," "Inspector George Gently") and Alison (Morven Christie, "Grantchester"), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola (Vinette Robinson, "Sherlock") and Steve (Greg McHugh, "Fresh Meat"), who are working through unfaithfulness in their marriage; and his grandfather, Maurice (Chris Eccleston, "The Leftovers," "Fortitude"), a recent widower and the owner of the family brewery.
BLACK AND WHITE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, June 2016) A&E Network's new original comedy series, "Black And White" is a provocative weekly in-studio show that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race. Hosted by Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small, this new series covers the biggest headlines sweeping the nation through the fresh and hilarious points of views of these comedians and longtime friends. "Black And White" premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30PM ET/PT on A&E. Taped in front of a studio audience, "Black And White" is a smart, funny and honest conversation about race in America. The show tackles current and relevant stories in the news through the prism of race and uses comedy to diffuse the tension. Utilizing sketch, parody and social experiments, this series shines a light on the state of race in our country. Joined by celebrity guests and commentators, our hosts take on the issues of race in this eight episode studio based comedy show. Hosts, Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small have been fixtures on the stand-up comedy scene for over a decade and are best known for their off-the-cuff commentary which has been featured on numerous series and talk shows over the years.
STRANGER THINGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) The new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines,Hidden) consists of eight, one-hour long episodes. In the series, a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. The series, set in Indiana, is a love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation. Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder (Show Me a Hero), David Harbour (Suicide Squad), Finn Wolfhard (The 100, Aftermath, The Resurrection), Millie Brown (BBC's Intruders,Once Upon A Time, NCIS), Gaten Matarazzo (The Blacklist), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion Kingon Broadway), Noah Schnapp (Bridge of Spies, The Peanuts Movie), Natalia Dyer (After Darkness, Hannah Montana: The Movie), Charlie Heaton (Shut In, Urban and the Shed Crew), and Matthew Modine (Weeds, Proof). The Duffer Brothers are writing, directing and showrunning the series, and will serve as executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Stranger Things is a Netflix production.
PERFECT CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/16/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2016) Summer may be in the air, but with only 200 days until Christmas, Hallmark Channel begins plans for its flagship programming event Countdown to Christmas, with production commencing on 11 original movie titles set to premiere Holiday 2016. Cementing itself as the #1 viewing destination for holiday, Hallmark Channel's 2016 Countdown to Christmas will feature 18 original movies and over 1500 hours of programming, starring fan favorites Lori Loughlin, Lacey Chabert, Danica McKellar, Brooke Shields and more. Although Countdown to Christmas will officially start October 29, 2016, Hallmark Channel will treat viewers to a sneak-peek preview of what's in store for the season with its annual programming event Christmas Keepsake, featuring original holiday movies Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 17, including network favorites "Christmas Under Wraps," "Crown For Christmas," "Christmas Detour," "A Christmas Melody" and many more. The event is highlighted by the world premiere of the all-new original holiday movie, "A Perfect Christmas" on Saturday, July 16 at 9pm ET/PT starring Susie Abromeit, Dillon Casey and Erin Gray.
HELL BELOW (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, June 2016) A new Smithsonian Channel series will chart the stealthy game of undersea warfare from the greatest submarine campaigns of World War II. The six-episode HELL BELOW premieres Sunday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It profiles the strategic masterminds behind the brutal tactics of Nazi U-boats and reveals the extraordinary feats of Allied subs in the Atlantic and Pacific. Both the Axis and Allies employed unrestricted submarine warfare to bring their enemies to their knees in World War II. Submariners on both sides were a special breed of warrior, always volunteers, often fighting alone. Sub warfare evolved rapidly during the war, as German U-Boats and American submarines attacked military targets and commercial shipping. Submarine attacks created chaos and unnerved adversaries. And while the world's oceans provided concealment and protection, the environment was unforgiving. Each hour-long episode of HELL BELOW features expert analysis and stock footage along with dramatic re-enactments filmed aboard authentic World War II era submarines, placing viewers in the heart of the action.
MOTHER'S ESCAPE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/17/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2016) Inspired by a true story. Murel has made her fair share of mistakes, and it seems like the only good thing in her life is her seven-year-old son Kipp... which is why the two of them are currently driving across Oklahoma, away from their home and not looking back. Murel is determined to protect her son, including spiriting him away from her second husband Tommy also Kipp's adoptive father, who's drinking and abuse has gotten out of control for the last time. But when she discovers that Tommy has reported Kipp's disappearance as an abduction, Murel finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Now a fugitive on the run with the sirens closing in and Tommy with a restraining order against her, Murel must take matters into her own hands to end Tommy's abuse once and for all... no matter the cost. Stars Tara Buck, Beth Grant, and Billy Blair. (2016)
VICE PRINCIPALS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, June 2016) When the longtime principal of a suburban high school steps down, ambitious vice principals Neal Gamby and Lee Russell both set their sights on the vacated top spot - only to see new rival Dr. Belinda Brown enter the picture. Putting their mutual disdain aside, these bitter antagonists form an unholy alliance to bring down the outsider by any means necessary. Created by Danny R. McBride and Jody Hill, who also created HBO's "Eastbound & Down," along with Ben Best, VICE PRINCIPALS tells the story of North Jackson High School and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride ("Eastbound & Down," "This Is the End") and Walton Goggins (Emmy(R) nominee for "Justified"; "The Hateful Eight") star as the school administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. Joining McBride and Hill as executive producer and director is longtime collaborator David Gordon Green. Winner of the 2016 Audience Award at South by Southwest, the dark comedy series kicks off its nine-episode first season SUNDAY, JULY 17 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with other new episodes debuting subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO. Told over the course of a single school year, the first season takes place during the fall, with the second season to cover the spring term.
LIFE'S A BEACH (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2016) Who says a beachside vacation has to be temporary? "Life's a Beach" celebrates incredible beach paradises that just might make you think twice about leaving! Hit the beach and explore some of the most incredible seaside destinations that will have you coming back again and again... maybe even for good. Alongside boats, sunsets and lapping waves, we'll dive into the beauty-rich turquoise waters of luxurious St. John; relax on a quaint little island in the Bahamas where it's just you, the sand and surf; and explore the foodie town of Bocas Del Toro in Panama, amongst others. Plus, we'll check in with some people who took the leap and made these paradises their full-time homes. [Seven half-hour episodes]
SIX (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) Written by William Broyles (Castaway, Apollo 13, Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military special operations veteran, the eight episode first season of "SIX" follows Navy SEAL Team Six, the best of the best, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working as a jihadist fighter with the terrorists. "SIX" stars Barry Sloane ("Revenge"), Kyle Schmid ("Copper") Juan Pablo Raba ("Narcos"), Edwin Hodge ("Chicago Fire"), Brianne Davis ("Jarhead"), Nadine Velazquez (Ride Along 2), Dominic Adams ("Devious Maids") and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight; "Justified").
SHOOTER (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2016) Beginning July 19, immediately following SMACKDOWN, USA Network will premiere the new original drama SHOOTER, starring Ryan Phillippe ("Secrets and Lies"), at 10/9c. SHOOTER is based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The series follows the courageous journey of Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the President. Mark Wahlberg ("Boardwalk Empire," "Entourage") of Closest to the Hole Productions serves as executive producer along with Stephen Levinson ("Boardwalk Empire," "Ballers") of Leverage Entertainment; Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Transformers," "The Real O'Neals") and John Hlavin ("The Shield"). The series is a co-production between Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions.
RAISE THE ROOF (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, June 2016) Denver-based contractor and real estate investor Keith Nylund showcases how he transforms small historic houses into larger modern homes in DIY Network's new series Raise the Roof. Premiering Thursday, July 21, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the seven-episode series follows Keith and his team as they remove a home's existing roof and install an additional story to make it a family-friendly option for potential buyers.
ELENA OF AVALOR (DISNEY)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 7/22/16 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
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INDISCRETION (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/23/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2016) In director John Stewart Muller's steamy and stylish psychological thriller, Mira Sorvino stars as Veronica, a politician's wife whose brief affair with a troubled young artist comes back to haunt her when he begins to infiltrate every part of her life. While her husband and daughter are away, New Orleans psychiatrist Veronica Simon enjoys a weekend fling with Victor (Christopher Backus), an alluring young sculptor. But after Veronica calls off the affair, Victor refuses to let go and will stop at nothing to have Veronica for himself. Just how far will Victor go to get what he wants, and is there anything Veronica can do to stop his mad obsession before it destroys her family? Stars Mira Sorvino, Cary Elwes, Christopher Backus, and Katherine McNamara. (2016)
OZZY AND JACK'S WORLD DETOUR (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour" stars heavy metal legend, Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack. In this new 10-episode hour-long non-scripted series, the self-proclaimed history nerds hit the road in a father-son journey they've waited years to take. There will be no roadies, no tour buses and no boundaries. Just a bucket list of iconic and historically significant spots that includes Mt. Rushmore, Stonehenge, The Alamo, Roswell, The Jamestown Settlement and Sun Studios and a hit list of some fascinating sights and people that they've read about. From a Cold War era Missile Silo to Bletchley Park; from gold miner Rattlesnake Randy's stream of dreams to vintage tank collector Allan Cors' private museum of working war machines, Ozzy and Jack get their eyes and hands on history.
HOME: ADVENTURES WITH TIP & OH (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh (July 29): The galaxy's dynamic duo are back in this jam-packed series with outrageous laughs and tons of heart.
LAST CHANCE U (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Netflix, the world's leading Internet television network, will premiere an original six-part documentary series Last Chance U on July 29, 2016 exclusively to Netflix members worldwide. Directed by Greg Whiteley (Mitt, New York Doll, Resolved), Last Chance U is a character driven, gut-wrenching behind-the-scenes look at the world of college football. Last Chance U follows a group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. The football players are the latest recruits to Eastern Mississippi Community College (EMCC), an undefeated team with 3 consecutive National Championships under their belt. The EMCC Lions have become a phenomenon in junior college sports, attracting elite athletes, some of whom have been held back by poor academic performance or behavioral issues. Under Coach Buddy Stephens, one of the most successful but least known athletic programs, EMCC graduates more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four year universities, and nine of his former players currently play in the NFL.
KILLER COACH (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/30/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2016) High school senior, Samantha is on her way to the Olympic Trials when her beloved coach decides to take another job. What should be devastating news for her future, turns out to be an amazing opportunity when world renowned swim coach Catherine Robbins steps in. Coach Robbins convinces Samantha that if she wants to go for gold she has to push herself to the limit. But when it becomes clear to Sam that her teaching methods might not be the best thing for her, Coach Robbins does everything she can to destroy her. Stars Keesha Sharp, Javicia Leslie, Tom Madden, Cameron Jebo, Madison Iseman, and Zak Henri. (2016)
SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/31/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, April 2016) Syfy and The Asylum today revealed that the official title of the next SHARKNADO movie is... SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS! The two hour original movie will premiere four months from now on a TV very, very nearby - on Syfy, Sunday, July 31 at 8PM ET/PT. The fourth installment of the SHARKNADO franchise will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer's SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!. Fin (Ian Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks - and 'nados! - are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected. Tara Reid is also set to return as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. David Hasselhoff (as Gil Shepard) and Ryan Newman (as Claudia Shepard) will also reprise their SHARKNADO 3 roles. New additions to the SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS cast include Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs (with more to be announced soon!).
FUTURE-WORM! (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/16 at 11:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 11:00 AM-11:30 AM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, June 2016) "Future-Worm!," an animated comedy adventure series about an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box, and then meets and befriends a fearless worm from the future (with titanium-enforced abs), premieres MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (11:00-11:30 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD. Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Quincy ("South Park"), the comedy follows Danny and Future Worm as they embark on adventures through space, time and study hall. The characters were introduced last year in a popular "Future-Worm!" short-form series on Disney XD and Disney XD's YouTube Channel. Each episode delivers an 11-minute story, a 3-minute story and a 7-minute story to debut across all Disney XD platforms. Previews of the 3- and 7-minute story segments from the premiere episode will be available on the Disney XD app with the 3-minute also available on Disney XD's YouTube Channel beginning MONDAY, JULY 11.
BEAT BUGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Beat Bugs (August 3): Introduce your kids to the iconic music of The Beatles as five adorable, charming young bugs have adventures and learn life lessons in stories inspired by the songs of The Beatles.
LOVE AT FIRST KISS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, June 2016) Will true love be sealed with a kiss, or will it be a total miss? TLC's LOVE AT FIRST KISS, premiering Wednesday, August 3rd at 10/9c, breaks singles' boundaries by having them go beyond their comfort zones and kiss a total stranger, without introduction, to find out if one kiss can lead to everlasting love. If either of the pair feels a spark while lip locked, he or she can head to a two-minute speed date, which, if all goes well, could lead to a date in the real world, where all bets are off. Will their initial kiss lead to "happily ever after" or be the kiss of death? From the producers of The Bachelor, LOVE AT FIRST KISS puts smooching skills to the ultimate test, with unexpected outcomes at every turn. Each episode will introduce viewers to new singles - and some returning singles who didn't find love the first time around - as they ditch the traditional ways of meeting someone and take the plunge with a complete stranger. From awkward and sometimes steamy moments to quickly developing emotional and physical connections, viewers will find out how far singles will go to find true love.
BOTCHED BY NATURE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2016) The famous doctor duo Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow are taking the show on the road and heading cross country to change the lives of those who have been botched by genetics or a traumatic incident. The new one-hour, eight episode series follows the nation-wide pursuit of these plastic surgeons as they seek to transform the lives of patients willing to share their powerful stories with the world.
ASK THE STORYBOTS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Ask the StoryBots (August 12): Follow the adventures of five curious little creatures who track down the answers to kids' biggest questions, like how night happens or why we need to brush our teeth.
GET DOWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) The first six episodes of Baz Luhrmann's all-new music-driven drama, from Sony Pictures Television, will focus on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, and The Great Gatsby, will direct the first episode and serve as executive producer, overseeing all creative aspects of the show. Joining him on the creative team are four-time Academy-Award winner Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!), along with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf***er With The Hat) and hip-hop historian and writer Nelson George, and a trio of the pioneers of hip-hop: Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, each of whom will also be portrayed on the series. The cast includes Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, JImmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito and Jaden Smith.
CHESAPEAKE SHORES (HALLMARK)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2016) Emmy(R) Award winner John Tinker, co-creator of the drama "Judging Amy" and executive producer and writer on such shows as "Chicago Hope," "The Practice" and "The Book of Daniel," will executive produce and serve as showrunner for Hallmark Channel's anticipated upcoming series "Chesapeake Shores." As previously announced, the series is slated for a Summer 2016 premiere and stars Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives"), Meghan Ory ("Once Upon A Time"), Golden Globe(R) nominee Treat Williams ("Everwood," "Hair") and Academy Award(R) nominee Diane Ladd ("Wild At Heart"). Based on the novels of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods, the series will launch with a two-hour movie, followed by eight one-hour episodes. The multi-generational family drama of "Chesapeake Shores" follows Abby O'Brien (Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, who makes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Her visit home brings Abby face to face with her past, including her high school sweetheart Trace (Metcalfe), her uncompromising father Mick (Williams) and her esteemed grandmother Nell (Ladd). Abby realizes the toll her career has taken on her ability to be a hands-on mother to her daughters, and considers a permanent move to Chesapeake Shores.
BOTTERSNIKES AND GUMBLES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/19/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Bottersnikes & Gumbles (August 19): Based on the books, the comedy series follows the adventures of three young Gumbles, Tink, Bounce and Willi, as they bounce about and play while avoiding getting tin-canned by their lazy and grumpy neighbors the Bottersnikes.
J.L. FAMILY RANCH (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 8/21/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2016) Two incomparable award-winning legendary actors Jon Voight ("Ray Donovan," "Coming Home," "Midnight Cowboy") and James Caan ("The Godfather," "Misery," "Las Vegas") join Melanie Griffith ("Working Girl," "Something Wild,"), Grant Bowler ("Defiance," "Ugly Betty"), Teri Polo ("Meet the Parents," "The Fosters"), Steven Bauer ("Ray Donovan," "Scarface," "Primal Fear"), Abby Brammell ("The Unit," "Jobs") and Trevor Donovan ("90210," "Texas Rising") in "J.L. Family Ranch," an original movie for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries premiering on Sunday, August 21, at 9pm ET/PT. The movie will be distributed worldwide by SP Releasing through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. "J.L. Family Ranch" follows veteran rancher and former sheriff John Landsburg (Voight), who is forced to face the federal bureaucracy when an old enemy, Tap Peterson (Caan) seeking revenge over a decades-old grudge falsifies documents and alleges Landsburg doesn't actually own his beloved family ranch. John however isn't the type to go down without a fight.
RUSTY RIVETS (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/16 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, June 2016) There's always a big adventure in Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series, Rusty Rivets, premiering Monday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Created and produced by Spin Master Entertainment (PAW Patrol), the show follows Rusty, a 21st century kid hero who always saves the day by relying on his imagination and incredible resourcefulness. Inspired by the DIY culture of the maker movement, Rusty Rivets (26 half-hour episodes) helps preschoolers gain confidence and fuel their creativity with a strong focus on inventing, creating and problem solving. Rusty Rivets will premiere immediately following an all-new primetime PAW Patrol special, "All-Star Pups," at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and new episodes will continue to roll out this year on Nickelodeon, the number-one network for preschoolers and kids 2-11 year to date. In Rusty Rivets, 10-year-old Rusty, along with his best bud Ruby, invents his way out of every jam by repurposing spare parts and found objects into the wildest, coolest, most awesome contraptions ever. The series encourages kids to use their imaginations to design and create fun new gadgets and inventions.
CHEER SQUAD (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, April 2016) The Great White Sharks are a sisterhood, there for each other through first loves, new jobs, bad breakups, and everything in between. But they are also elite athletes, idolized by thousands and members of the best all-star cheerleading team in the world. "Cheer Squad" will follow the two-time World Cheerleading Champions on the long road to defending their title as they try to balance life off the mat with the all-consuming battle to stay on top. Premieres Monday, August 22 at 10:00 p.m. EDT and airs nightly as a two-week programming event.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, June 2016) NBC has set Tuesday, Aug. 23 as the premiere for its new comedy event series "Better Late Than Never" and Monday, July 11 for the season debut of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls." Both shows will begin at 10 p.m. Based on a popular Korean format, "Better Late Than Never" is a fish-out-of-water show that follows cultural icons Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman on their greatest adventure yet. Deciding it's better late than never, these four national treasures embark on the journey of a lifetime, traveling across Asia on their own with no schedule and no itinerary. The only help will come from Jeff Dye, a young tech-savvy comedian with an agenda of his own and who isn't above leading the men off track. Each stop is packed with hilarious cultural experiences, heartwarming spectacles and unexpected twists as our legends take on this unforgettable adventure.
GOMORRAH (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, May 2016) SundanceTV announced today that season one of the acclaimed Italian crime series "Gomorrah" will premiere on Wednesday, August 24 at 10/9c. As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes. "Gomorrah," Italy's all-time most popular television series, is based on the best-selling book by journalist Roberto Saviano. The novel has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and inspired the film Gomorrah, which won the 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in the suburbs of Naples, the series focuses on the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization, told through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D'Amore), the right hand of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastanno (Fortunato Cerlino). Produced by Sky Atlantic, Cattleya and Fandango in association with La7 and Beta Film, "Gomorrah" is written by Stefano Bises and directed by Stefano Sollima, Cristina Comencini and Claudio Cupellini. The series was developed for television by Giovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Ludovica Rampoldi and Roberto Saviano.
CLEVELAND HUSTLES (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, June 2016) Today, CNBC announced LeBron James' and Maverick Carter's selection of local judges and globally recognized C-suite host for the network's highly anticipated unscripted primetime series, "Cleveland Hustles," premiering Wednesday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT. The series teams four successful Cleveland business leaders with local entrepreneurs looking for an investment to launch their own brick-and-mortar stores. The series is set in the Gordon Square Arts District, a once troubled neighborhood that's working to rebuild.
KAZOOPS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Kazoops (September 2): Monty and his pet pig Jimmy Jones are on a quest to challenge adult preconceptions about life through the power of his imagination.
KULIPARI: AN ARMY OF FROGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Kulipari: Army of Frogs (September 2): Based on NFL player Trevor Pryce's trilogy series of books, the series follows Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.
EAT THE WORLD WITH EMERIL LAGASSE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2016) Amazon today announced Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, an Amazon Original Series, will premiere on Prime Video on September 2 in the U.S. The series follows the ever-popular Emeril Lagasse (Emeril Live, Top Chef) and some of the world's most celebrated chefs - Mario Batali (The Chew), José Andrés (Made in Spain), Nancy Silverton (Hell's Kitchen), Marcus Samuelsson (Chopped), Aarón Sánchez (Chopped) and Danny Bowien - as they each join Emeril to embark on a global culinary journey to their favorite destinations. The six-episode season will premiere exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at Amazon.com/originals. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. "Eat the World is more than just a travel or cooking show, it's a heartwarming look at Emeril and his relationship with his friends, as he learns about new foods and cultures," said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Studios. "Prime members will get an inside look at incredible destinations and unbelievable cuisine with one of the world's most respected chefs." Each 30-minute episode of Eat the World takes viewers on a new adventure to a different country with Lagasse and one of his master chef friends. Throughout these exciting trips, Prime members will get to share these once-in-a-lifetime experiences along with their two intrepid guides.
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS (DISCOVERY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 9/5/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Discovery's press release, March 2016) HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS - Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS will tell the story of how Milwaukee schoolyard pals William (Bill) Harley and Arthur Davidson built - and rode - the machines that rule the road. Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, at the shores of Lake Michigan, the series charts the birth of Harley-Davidson during a time of great social and technological change and tells the epic story of how two 19-year-old kids from Milwaukee started a company in their backyard that would go on to become an American legend. (Raw Television)
QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)
· [series premiere - special night] · 9/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, June 2016) "Queen Sugar," the new original one-hour weekly drama series from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, debuts as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The series will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. Led by acclaimed film director DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, the contemporary drama "Queen Sugar" chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Nova (Rutina Wesley "True Blood"), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner "Unforgettable"), the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe "Awkward"), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption. After a family tragedy, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South. "Queen Sugar" is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers are Ava DuVernay, Melissa Carter and Oprah Winfrey. The series is inspired by the book by Natalie Baszile.
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS (DISCOVERY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 9/7/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Discovery's press release, March 2016) HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS - Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS will tell the story of how Milwaukee schoolyard pals William (Bill) Harley and Arthur Davidson built - and rode - the machines that rule the road. Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, at the shores of Lake Michigan, the series charts the birth of Harley-Davidson during a time of great social and technological change and tells the epic story of how two 19-year-old kids from Milwaukee started a company in their backyard that would go on to become an American legend. (Raw Television)
BETTER THINGS (FX)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, August 2015) FX has ordered the first season of the comedy series Better Things, co-created by and starring Pamela Adlon, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Adlon will serve as an Executive Producer alongside Co-Creator Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. Adlon and C.K. wrote the pilot, which was directed by C.K. The 10-episode first season will be produced by C.K.'s production company Pig Newton for FX Productions. What's it like to be a working woman raising three daughters on her own? Don't ask. Ok. Since you asked. Things get gnarly. And bloody. And funny. Well to you, anyway. In Better Things, Adlon plays "Sam," a working actor with no filter trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' lives, have fun with a friend or two, and also - just maybe - squeeze in some private time once in a while. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn't want to live it (except sometimes).
QUARRY (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, June 2016) CINEMAX has confirmed the debut date for QUARRY, with the eight-episode season of the drama series to launch FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). QUARRY tells the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River.
90 DAY FIANCÉ: AFTER THE 90 DAYS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 9/11/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2016) As previously announced, TLC's hit series 90 DAY FIANCÉ will return later this year accompanied by a new spinoff series, 90 DAY FIANCÉ: AFTER THE 90 DAYS (working title). Both series will premiere Sunday, September 11 beginning at 9/8c. Then at 10/9c the new spinoff series 90 DAY FIANCÉ: AFTER THE 90 DAYS (working title) catches up with some of the most memorable couples from 90 DAY FIANCÉ as they now face the next chapter in their marriages. The frenzied countdown to the altar may be behind them, but the true drama is just starting to unfold as these newlyweds face life's challenges with someone they barely know. The upcoming season follows some of the most talked about couples, including Danielle and Mohamed, Melanie and Devar, Loren and Alexei, Kyle and Noon, Brett and Daya and Russ and Paola.
ED GORDON (BOUNCE TV)
· [series premiere] · 9/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bounce TV's press release, June 2016) Bounce TV announced today that production has commenced on Ed Gordon, the network's first entry into the primetime news magazine format, and the show's premiere date has been scheduled for Tues. Sept. 13 at 10:00 p.m. (ET). Multiple award-winning and well-respected television journalist Ed Gordon will produce and host the series of one-hour specials in which he'll sit down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon will also include investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human interest feature stories.
CASE CLOSED (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:30 PM-10:30 PM EST
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KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/19/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) KEVIN CAN WAIT stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin's retirement plans consist of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with fellow retirees Goody (Leonard Earl Howze), his former partner and close friend, and Duffy (Lenny Venito), his oldest pal, as well as his brother, Kyle (Gary Valentine), a fireman whose closest encounter with a blaze would be a grease fire in the firehouse kitchen. However, Kevin's dream is jeopardized when he discovers that Donna (Erinn Hayes), his wonderful wife of 20 years, has shielded him from key family info while he worked overtime protecting the community. Their usually reliable eldest, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancé, Chale (Ryan Cartwright), while he designs the next "big app"; his teenage daughter, Sara (Mary-Charles Jones), is having issues at school; and their youngest, Jack (James DiGiacomo), is a bit of a hypochondriac. For now, his plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do, and this time, his family is his beat. Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Fickman directed the pilot.
GOOD PLACE, THE (NBC)
· [one-hour series premiere - special night & time] · 9/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) From Michael Schur, executive producer of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office," comes a smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson, "Bored to Death," "Cheers"), she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within. Directed by Drew Goddard, the Oscar-nominated writer of "The Martian." The cast includes Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden.
BULL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/20/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. They include his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón (Freddy Rodriguez), who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr), a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James (Jaime Lee Kirchner), the firm's tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio), who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer (Chris Jackson), a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine tunes clients' appearances for trial. In high-stakes trials, Bull's combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.'s and a top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients' favor. Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jay McGraw, Mark Goffman and Rodrigo Garcia are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Garcia directed the pilot.
THIS IS US (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/20/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) Sometimes life will surprise you. Starring Mandy Moore ("A Walk to Remember"), Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes," "Gilmore Girls") and Sterling K. Brown ("The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story)," this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love." comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know. The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.
LETHAL WEAPON (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) Combining action and drama with friendship and humor, LETHAL WEAPON reboots the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford, "Rectify") moves to California to "start over" at the LAPD. He's paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., "My Wife and Kids," "In Living Color"), who's just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs' penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's prudent, by-the-book technique. It's clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a seaport shootout with drug dealers - and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day - he's got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for - a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn't get them killed first...
SPEECHLESS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, "About a Boy," "The Riches," "Good Will Hunting") is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his "voice."
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland ("24") returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.
NOTORIOUS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) "Notorious" is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman ("Blacklist," "Bones," "CSI") is writer and executive producer, and Allie Hagan ("Suri's Burn Book") is writer and co-executive producer.
PITCH (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) From executive producers Dan Fogelman ("Cars," "Crazy, Stupid, Love.") and Rick Singer ("Younger," "American Dad"), PITCH is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, GINNY BAKER (Kylie Bunbury, "Under The Dome") is vaulted into instant fame when she's called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is MIKE LAWSON (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, "Franklin & Bash," "NYPD Blue"), the team's ruggedly handsome star catcher. There's instant chemistry between them, although neither dares admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don't even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny's back is center fielder BLIP SANDERS (Mo McRae, "Sons of Anarchy"), an old friend from the minor leagues. Guiding her is her agent/confidante AMELIA SLATER (Ali Larter, "Legends," "Heroes"). Amelia saw Ginny's star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom. Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, BILL BAKER (guest star Michael Beach, "Sons of Anarchy"), the end of Ginny's improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight. It's a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve - except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest, most exclusive men's clubs in the country.
MACGYVER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Lincoln (George Eads). Under the aegis of the Department of External Affairs, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Peter Lenkov, Golden Globe Award winner Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Lionsgate.
EXORCIST, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, "The Exorcist" broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, "Sense8," "The Chosen") is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, "Flesh and Bone," "House of Cards") is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas' parish. On the surface, they're a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, "Spin City," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, "The Fosters"), thinks she's hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief," "Thelma & Louise") has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.
SON OF ZORN (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, "Horrible Bosses," "We're the Millers"), SON OF ZORN is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean - where everything and everyone is animated - who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. ZORN (Sudeikis), the Defender of Zephyria, Conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the dark herdsmen of Grith, has fought in countless epic battles throughout his life, but may find the greatest challenge of all when travels back to suburbia to reconnect with his family. Once there, Zorn finds himself estranged from his son, ALANGULON or just "Alan" (Johnny Pemberton, "21 Jump Street"), a 17-year-old with a mellow, P.C. attitude; and Alan's mother, Zorn's ex-wife, EDIE (Cheryl Hines, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), a former wild child now living the life of an upper middle class mom. Zorn's efforts to win them back are complicated by the fact that Edie is now engaged to CRAIG (Tim Meadows, "Saturday Night Live"), an online psychology professor and a stable presence in their lives. Nevertheless, to be a good dad, Zorn commits to remaining in Orange County for the long haul, renting an apartment and even working in the exciting field of industrial soap sales under his boss, LINDA (Artemis Pebdani, "Scandal," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), who likes his passion, but just wants him to rein it in at the office. As he adjusts to life in the suburbs, Zorn is the classic fish out of water, navigating his way through fatherhood, divorce and a boring office job. Sure, as an overlord of pain, he defeated glombeasts, wolf-bats and bloodthirsty arachnobots, but now he'll go toe-to-toe with a new set of enemies: meter maids, dress codes and the DMV.
MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Marvel's press release, March 2015) Netflix & Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, "Marvel's Luke Cage." Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available. Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of "Ray Donovan," and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama "SouthLAnd." Coker was a part of the "SouthLAnd" team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker's feature film credits include Fox Searchlight's rap biopic "Notorious." He authored the book "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G." as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University. It was previously announced that Mike Colter ("The Good Wife," "American Horror Story: Coven") will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series. "Marvel's Luke Cage" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
VERSAILLES (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2016) After causing a sensation in France and the UK for its addictive and sexy storylines and lavish production values, Versailles, an epic drama series following the rise of King Louis XIV and the Chateau de Versailles as the center of power in 17th century France, will have its U.S. debut on Ovation TV on Saturday, October 1. For the first time today, Ovation is debuting a sneak peek of the series on its dedicated Versailles website: www.ovationtv.com/Versailles. The landmark Anglo-French drama takes the period genre to new dimensions, injecting a vibrant modernity into an era that put France at the epicenter of glamour, culture and fashion. The series was brought to life by a critically acclaimed creative team, which includes Executive Producers Simon Mirren (Without a Trace, Criminal Minds), David Wolstencroft (Spooks, The Escape Artist), Claude Chelli (Braquo), Anne Thomopoulos (Rome, The Tudors) and Director Jalil Lespert (Yves Saint Laurent). At US$32M, Versailles is the most-expensive drama series ever produced in Europe.
TIMELESS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) From Eric Kripke ("Revolution," "Supernatural"), Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") and the producers of "The Blacklist" comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use the machine's prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it's too late? The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.
CONVICTION (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, "Marvel's Agent Carter") is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother's Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases, where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.
NO TOMORROW (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2016) Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor, appreciates order. Whenever she's making a list, "make a list" is both the first thing on it and the first thing crossed off. Such a regimented life has its drawbacks. Her on-again/off-again romance with the sweet, but soft-spoken Timothy (Jesse Rath) has sputtered out. Her career has stalled. Her boss, Deirdre (Amy Pietz), a petty tyrant with breath that could kill a plant, laughs off her ambitions. Then Evie meets charming, free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse), and the attraction is immediate and electric. He brings a jolt of joyful, rollicking romance into her life. Xavier encourages Evie to carpe that diem, because it's more fun that way and because, well, the apocalypse is, you know, nigh. He believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid smacks us all into stardust. That's why he made an Apocalyst - a tally of every last thing he wants to do before the world goes kaput. So with the help of her friends - Hank (Jonathan Langdon), a diehard conspiracy theorist, and Kareema (Sarayu Blue), a droll nihilist - Evie must decide whether Xavier is certifiable and whether that even matters, if being with him means living her life more fully. Based on the International Emmy-nominated Brazilian format from Grupo Globo, NO TOMORROW is a romantic comedy with the ultimate ticking clock. NO TOMORROW is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Electus, with executive producers Corinne Brinkerhoff ("American Gothic," "Jane The Virgin," "The Good Wife"), Maggie Friedman ("Witches of East End") and Ben Silverman ("Jane The Virgin," "The Office").
TOTAL BELLAS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, June 2016) Two's company, three's a crowd, and these four - are just too much to handle. E! Entertainment exposes the Raw and real lives of WWE(R) Superstars Nikki and Brie Bella when "Total Bellas," spin-off of E!'s mega-hit series "Total Divas," premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The six, one-hour episodes will give viewers an exclusive, intimate look into the VIP lives of the Bellas and their fellas, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, as the four distinctly unique and comical personalities coexist under one roof for the first time. Although these twins share the same genes, they will never share the same jeans as living together was more tolerable when they just shared a womb. The free-spirited, vegan-loving, live-and-let-live lifestyle of Brie and Bryan has always clashed with the fancy panache of the designer handbag-loving Nikki and the meticulously organized tendencies of John. However, when the four world-renowned WWE Superstars move in under one roof, the comical clash of titans rings all throughout the suburbs of Tampa, FL.
FREQUENCY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2016) Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police. Frank's former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy's mentor and friend, and he has urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank's disappearance and death, but the old pain still lingers. Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson). Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father's old, long-broken ham radio - it's Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. They're both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy's life in the present - and there have been tragic consequences. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love? FREQUENCY is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures, with executive producers Jeremy Carver ("Supernatural"), Toby Emmerich ("The Notebook" feature film), John Rickard ("Horrible Bosses"), Dan Lin ("The LEGO(TM) Movie," "Sherlock Holmes") and Jennifer Gwartz ("Veronica Mars").
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, "Mike and Molly"), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring.
HATERS BACK OFF (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) All eight (8) episodes of Haters Back Off will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix. Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it's just no one knows it yet. The series stars Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings, Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) as Miranda's overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (The Office) as Miranda's mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin, Miranda's neighbor and best friend, Patrick.
CHANCE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2016) Based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn, "Chance" is a provocative, psychological thriller that focuses on Dr. Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Dr. Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Dr. Chance's descent into the city's wayward underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind's final frontiers- the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.
MIDNIGHT DINER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 PM EST
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DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2016) From the producers of The Walking Dead and penned by Max Landis - the mind behind cult classic Chronicle - BBCA's new original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood), as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. The series is an adaptation of Douglas Adams' (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) wildly successful comic novels, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and is set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, eponymous detective Dirk Gently.
MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) MAN WITH A PLAN stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. Adam (LeBlanc) feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for 13 years. However, Adam's blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can't live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter, Kate (Grace Kaufman), is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that "daddy fun times" is taking over, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can't seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme (Hala Finley), is nervous about starting kindergarten. But with Andi's encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie (Jessica Chaffin) and Lowell (Matt Cook), Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he's going to "nail" this job. Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Multiple Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
GREAT INDOORS, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling "outdoorsy" life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine's charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication's move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of "journalists." Jack's eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn't spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland's daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack's best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that's popular with the younger set and helps Jack "decode" his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he's patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen... if he doesn't beat them with their selfie-sticks first. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot.
PURE GENIUS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a "eureka" moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell's team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own. Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Semel directed the pilot.
CROWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/4/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2016) The Crown, the highly anticipated, new original series will premiere on Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, to a global audience on Friday, November 4, 2016. The 10-episode series will be available in 4K. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await. The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century. The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, among others. A Netflix original series, The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.
UNDERCOVER (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2016) A six part limited series, Undercover, features lead character Maya, who is about to become the first black woman to hold the highest ranking public prosecutor role in England. Just as her life comes under intense public scrutiny she discovers her husband Nick, and the father of her children, has been lying to her for years. Is he concealing an affair, or is it something altogether more sinister? If she digs up his real past will she jeopardize her own future? What price do you pay for uncovering lies? And who wants her in the top job, and why? From BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice) and directed by James Hawes (Penny Dreadful), the series stars Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo (The Secret Life of Bees, Hotel Rwanda) as Maya, Adrian Lester (Red Band Society, London Spy) as Nick and Golden Globe(R)-nominee Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) as Rudy Jones.
SHUT EYE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2016) Charlie Haverford (Donovan) is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client's angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new "clairvoyant," and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths. Charlie's wife Linda (Strickland) is sick and tired of their mediocre life and wants to break away from Fonso (Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family's psychic empire and controls the Haverford's future. Rossellini co-stars as Rita, the cunning, seductive and sadistic matriarch of the Marks clan.
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/16 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, February 2016) NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of "Hairspray Live," the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of "The Wiz Live." The telecast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. "In keeping with our desire to bring the best of Broadway to our live musicals, we've assembled the Broadway dream team of Tony Award winners for 'Hairspray Live,'" said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "We're thrilled to have director Kenny Leon, who knocked 'The Wiz Live' way out of the park, and Jerry Mitchell, the original choreographer of 'Hairspray' and who is the director of two smash hit musicals running on Broadway right now.
24: LEGACY (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning "24." From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24: Live Another Day"), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz ("24," "24: Live Another Day"), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins ("24") and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil - in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, "Straight Outta Compton"), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid's followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter's own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, "Homeland"), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She's a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, SENATOR JOHN DONOVAN (Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, "NYPD Blue," "The West Wing"), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: "Who can we trust?" As they battle Bin-Khalid's devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.