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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
INFIDELITY IN SUBURBIA (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/25/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) With her husband away at work, and her son at school, Laura dreams of a home-renovation project to supplant her restless days. Vince, her irresistibly hot private contractor, soon fulfills her more forbidden dreams. Wracked with guilt she ends their affair, but Vince's cravings run deeper and darker than Laura imagines. In the basement of Laura's suburban home, Vince is building a special room just for her. It's a secret place to hide the object of his desire... and his rage. Stars Sarah Butler, Marcus Rosner, Peter Benson, Miranda Frigon and Jay Hindle. (2016)
MEDIA (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 2/25/17 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, January 2017) MEDIA focuses on the Jones family, who owns and operates JUMP, a dynasty that has dominated the national urban media scene for years. Between affairs and conspiracies, backdoor deals, fierce rivalries and even murder, the Jones family is doing everything they can to stop anyone or anything trying to tear them apart. MEDIA stars Penny Johnson Jerald, Brian White, Gary Dourdan, Stephen Bishop, Pooch Hall, Chrystee Pharris, Denise Boutte, Finesse Mitchell and Blue Kimble. The original movie is executive produced by Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes with showrunner/writer Kevin Arkadie (New York Undercover, Soul Food, The Shield).
WHEN WE RISE (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) "When We Rise" is written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. Starring in the mini-series are Guy Pearce ("Memento," "L.A. Confidential") as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds," "Angels in America") as women's rights leader Roma Guy, Rachel Griffiths ("Brothers and Sisters," "Six Feet Under") as her wife, social justice activist Diane, Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire") as African American community organizer Ken Jones and Ivory Aquino as transgender activist Cecilia Chung. Joining them are Austin McKenzie ("Spring Awakening") as Younger Cleve Jones, Emily Skeggs ("Fun Home") as Younger Roma Guy, newcomer Jonathan Majors as Younger Ken Jones, and Fiona Dourif ("The Master") as Younger Diane.
COLD CASE FILES (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, January 2017) A&E Network is bringing back the genre-defining, Emmy-nominated true crime series, "Cold Case Files," beginning Monday, February 27 at 9PM ET/PT. There are 120,000 cold cases in America, and only 1% will ever be solved. The return of "Cold Case Files" will explore compelling new cases that have gone cold for years and chronicle the journeys of the detectives who reopened them. The detectives relive the events of the crimes, reveal new twists and startling revelations for full viewer immersion into these tragic cases, relying on breakthroughs in forensic technology and the influence of social media to help crack these cases - bringing long-awaited closure to the victim's families and friends. From the Emmy and Peabody award winning studio Blumhouse Television ("The Jinx") and independent production studio, AMPLE, "Cold Case Files" is narrated by award-winning actor and humanitarian Danny Glover and will air over 10 one-hour episodes on A&E. "'Cold Case Files' remains one of A&E's most beloved and successful series of all time," said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for A&E. "The new creative team has infused the franchise with a rejuvenated approach to storytelling at a time when true crime investigation is capturing the nation's attention more than ever." Each episode of the new "Cold Case Files" will feature a single case that has been left unsolved for years, brought to life through cinematic dramatizations and gripping first-person storytelling from the detectives and loved ones who lived through the harrowing experiences. The series will highlight different approaches to solving cold cases that are more wide-ranging than ever before, enlisting crowd-solving and social media, alongside new advancements in technology to lead to further breakthroughs in each documented case. Spanning 125 episodes, "Cold Case Files" originally premiered on A&E in 1998 and ran for nearly 10 years. It quickly became the network's highest rated series, while also being nominated for two Emmys for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, December 2016) AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides a new look from an African perspective at African history, traversing the dawn of mankind to the dawn of the 20th century. The series is a breathtaking and personal journey through history that includes evidence of the earliest human culture and art, arguably the world's greatest ever civilizations, and some of the world's earliest writing. Gates travels throughout the vast continent of Africa to discover the true majesty of its greatest civilizations and kingdoms. Monday-Wednesday, February 27-March 1, 9-11 p.m. ET
CHRIS WEBBER'S FULL COURT PRANKS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, February 2017) On Monday, February 27 at 10pm ET/PT, truTV debuts Chris Webber's Full Court Pranks, the new hidden-camera series that features some of the nation's biggest athletes and sports celebrities playing elaborate -- but good-natured -- pranks on their most adoring fans. This ultimate fan experience gets the fans out of the stands and into hilariously awkward situations in the only show that lets everyday people get up close, personal and extremely uncomfortable with some of the biggest sports stars and celebrities in the world! Hosted by Webber, the series' first season will welcome special guests Rick Fox, Hope Solo, Nick Swisher, Candace Parker and more.
TAKEN (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, November 2016) NBC has set its midseason Monday strategy in motion with the extension of #1-rated Monday drama "Timeless," bringing the full-season order to 16; plus the premiere of its highly anticipated new action series "Taken," which will launch Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. The series, starring international superstar Clive Standen, immediately follows the debut of the spring cycle of the three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice." From executive producer Luc Besson ("Taken," "The Fifth Element") comes a modern-day edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, "Vikings") as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills. In 30 years, this character is destined to become the Bryan Mills that we've come to love from the "Taken" films.
WHO KILLED JANE DOE? (ID)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, December 2016) Behind the discovery of every Jane Doe are two parallel stories: that of the detectives puzzling out her identity and how she died, and that of her family who know very well who she is but have lost her, now forever. By weaving the two stories together, Who Killed Jane Doe? Embarks on a unique journey of discovery, loss, mystery and resolution.
NATIONAL TREASURE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, December 2016) In a deal with All3Media International, Hulu has acquired the U.S. rights to all episodes of hit series National Treasure, the ratings-winning drama produced by The Forge Entertainment for Channel 4. The first season of the series from Jack Thorne will debut in the U.S. as a Hulu Original on March 1, 2017. After debuting on UK's Channel 4 to strong ratings, National Treasure quickly became a must-see television event. Hulu's audience will soon be able to experience the series in its entirety when all episodes land on the service under the Hulu Original slate. The four-part drama series from BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne and The Forge Entertainment was Channel 4's highest-rated series each day it aired. In addition to receiving critical acclaim and overwhelming praise from viewers throughout its compelling first season, National Treasure is now the highest-rated drama to premiere on the network. Written by Jack Thorne (This is England '86, '88 and '90, Skins, The Last Panthers) and executive produced by George Faber (Shameless, Elizabeth I, The Shadow Line) and George Ormond (War and Peace, Silent Witness), National Treasure is a compelling and timely four-part serial drama examining the fallout that occurs when accusations of sexual misconduct are lodged against a fictional public figure, exploring their impact on the accused and those most closely associated with him as he is brought to trial. The series follows Paul Finchley, played by BAFTA-winner Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter, Cracker, Tutti Frutti), as a bona fide "national treasure" and one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse. BAFTA-winner Julie Walters (Harry Potter, Brooklyn, Brave, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliott, Educating Rita), Andrea Riseborough (Nocturnal Animals, Birdman, Oblivion) and Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Blackadder, Game of Thrones) also star.
BRINGING UP BALLERS (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) No air balls are allowed in Lifetime's new series, Bringing Up Ballers, premiering Wednesday March 1 at 10pm ET/PT. Featuring five Chicago-area entrepreneurs whose kids are some of the country's most elite young basketball players, the six-episode series follows these feisty moms who will stop at nothing to ensure that their businesses are successful and their boys are on track to make it to the NBA. These ladies are anything but benchwarmers as they balance their households and businesses, while managing their sons' daily practices and games. Together they are the ultimate Hoop Moms and are not afraid to call foul on each other as they fight to ensure their kids make it to the top.
TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, December 2016) Weinstein Television and Shawn "JAY Z" Carter have teamed up with Spike TV for a groundbreaking event series that will forever change the way we look at the criminal justice system in this country. Premiering on Wednesday, March 1 (10:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on Spike, "TIME: The Kalief Browder Story" is a compelling, six-part documentary event series tells the story of Kalief Browder, a 16 year old African-American student who spent three years in jail on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime. "TIME: The Kalief Browder Story" will be an important television event that takes a comprehensive look at Browder's story using first-person accounts, archival footage, and cinematic recreations of key scenes from Browder's life to present a definitive narrative of the shocking story that became a symbolic touchstone for criminal justice activism and reform. The groundbreaking series features exclusive interviews from a wide range of those connected to the story, from politicians to close friends and family members to social reformers.
UCONN HUSKIES: THE MARCH TO MADNESS (HBO)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) UCONN HUSKIES: THE MARCH TO MADNESS: This unscripted series chronicles the 2016-17 season of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team as it pursues a fifth consecutive national championship. Scheduled to run through the conclusion of the Huskies' season, the show features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, offering a unique look at the personalities who shape the powerhouse program. Executive produced by Will Staeger, Mike Antinoro and Fred Christenson. Debuts March 1.
CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, January 2017) Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State's Attorney's dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city's high-stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. At the center of the show is prosecutor Peter Stone (Philip Winchester), the ambitious Assistant State's Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. Relentless in his quest for justice, it's more than a job for Stone, it's a purpose. Son of renowned New York City District Attorney Ben Stone (from "Law & Order"), Stone is shooting at a target that only he can see. This often puts him in direct conflict with Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers), the Cook County State's Attorney who sees the world through a political prism. While Jefferies believes that a good prosecutor gives the jury and the public a clear, clean and digestible narrative, Stone is convinced the law isn't always best served in a sound bite. Together with their team, Stone and Jefferies strive to bring some much-needed justice to the city of Chicago. The team also includes Assistant State's Attorney Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro), a passionate newcomer, who's more flexible and willing to bend the rules to get the right result; Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter), a tough-as-nails State's Attorney Investigator that sees each case through the eyes of the victim; and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, formerly on "Chicago P.D."), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.
DEED, THE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, November 2016) CNBC today announced the network is expanding its primetime lineup with the new original series "The Deed," debuting Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT. The series features two savvy multi-millionaire real estate moguls - Sidney Torres and Sean Conlon - who, between them, have done over half a billion dollars in property deals. Torres and Conlon come to the aid of struggling property investors in dire need of help. The projects are failing, and the investors are on the brink of financial ruin. Torres and Conlon will use their own money to infuse the projects with cash, and offer their years of expertise to help people faced with losing everything. "The Deed" is produced by Cineflix. "The Deed" explores a side of real estate that other property shows ignore - an unflinching look at how fortunes are really made in the unpredictable and cutthroat world of real estate flipping and development. The eight-episode one-hour series will follow Torres in New Orleans and Conlon in Chicago as they throw distressed developers a lifeline by offering them their own cash and expertise in exchange for a piece of the property and a percentage of the profits. Once a deal is struck, they'll stop at nothing to pull these properties out of the red, even if that means firing contractors, rolling up their sleeves and doing the work themselves. With properties ranging from family homes to multi-unit developments, it will take all of their experience to get them back on track. Developers' profits can quickly turn to dust, but with the right partner, lives and fortunes can change with just one deal.
CESAR MILLAN'S DOG NATION (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 3/3/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, February 2017) Follow world-famous dog behaviorist Cesar Millan (@cesarmillan) and his son Andre as they team up on a road trip across America to help organizations and people that are rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, in the new series Cesar Millan's Dog Nation, premiering Friday, March 3, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD. For more information, visit natgeowild.com and cesarsway.com, or at natgeotvpressroom.com. The series will present new challenges for Cesar as he does more than just help dog owners with their pets' behavioral problems. We uncover inspirational K-9 stories and connect with those that are working to make our world a better place for us and our pets, such as organizations helping veterans and their service dogs, community-run animal rescue groups training K-9 police dogs and therapy dogs that help children with autism. From canine heroes to issues affecting local dog communities, no pup is off limits as the Millans hit the road to help dogs across the country. During production of Cesar Millan's Dog Nation, the father and son duo traveled to seven different cities across the country to find the most unbelievable and inspirational canine stories America has to offer. They met with local hero dogs from Philadelphia, Chicago, the District of Columbia, St. Louis, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.
CUSTODY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/4/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) Golden Globe winner Viola Davis executive produces and stars in Custody, set to make its debut on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm ET/PT. The star-studded cast includes Golden Globe nominee Hayden Panettiere, Academy Award nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno, Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub. Custody revolves around three women brought together when hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz (Moreno), has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son. Ally Fisher (Panettiere), a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman (Davis), a veteran of the Family Court System. Custody is written and directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Into the Woods). Lauren Versel, Katie Mustard, Lapine and Roy Furman serve as producers. Davis, Julius Tennon, Jeff Elliott, Chad Moore, Gregory P. Shockro, Daryl Roth and Sandy Robertson also executive produce.
MAKING HISTORY (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) New comedy MAKING HISTORY premieres Sunday, March 5 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. The wildly original series stars Adam Pally ("The Mindy Project," "Happy Endings"), Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") and Yassir Lester ("Girls," "Key and Peele"). MAKING HISTORY is created by Julius "Goldy" Sharpe (FAMILY GUY). Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, "Lego Movie," "21 Jump Street"), Sharpe, Seth Cohen and Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") are executive producers. Also that night, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH makes its spring return (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
THREE DAYS TO LIVE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, February 2017) It's a story that dominates the headlines all too often - every hour a woman is taken, and the chances of finding her alive diminish greatly if she is not found within 72 hours of her disappearance. "Three Days to Live" delves into the crucial days immediately following a harrowing abduction with vivid, visceral recreations and compelling first-hand interviews from authorities and loved ones. Distinguished news correspondent, SuChin Pak, narrates the series, taking viewers through the twists and turns of each tormenting case. From a young girl who is taken by a group of masked men, and held at ransom after answering a knock at the door, to a suburban South Carolina wife and mother who never returned home after a holiday shopping spree, each mystery is unraveled, and viewers will witness justice being served, no matter the outcome.
TIME AFTER TIME (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, "Time After Time" chronicles the adventures of a young H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) as he travels through centuries, decades and days in the time machine he created. While in the pursuit of the charismatic (yet secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson (Josh Bowman), better known as "Jack the Ripper," Wells travels to modern day New York City in search of Stevenson following the doctor's brazen escape from authorities in Wells' London home. But instead of the Utopia he imagined, Wells finds a world more aligned with Stevenson's temperament that leads him on a daring adventure full of mystery, romance and intrigue. Using creative elements from many of Wells' classic stories, beginning with "The Time Machine" and "The Invisible Man" to "The Island of Dr. Moreau" and others, "Time After Time" creates a fantasy world surrounding the events that inspired these great literary works that focus on the best and worst of human nature and its relationship to science and technology. Using the time machine to launch the series, "Time After Time" is not a time travel show, rather it's a series that looks at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday while fully charged with danger and adventure and centered in thrills, satire, humor - and most of all - an epic love story. "Time After Time" stars Freddie Stroma ("UnReal") as H.G. Wells, Josh Bowman ("Revenge") as Dr. John Stevenson (Jack the Ripper), Genesis Rodriguez ("Big Hero 6") as Jane Walker, Nicole Ari Parker ("Rosewood") as Vanessa Anders, Jennifer Ferrin ("Hell On Wheels") as Brooke and Will Chase ("Nashville") as Griffin.
NORTH WOODS LAW: NEW HAMPSHIRE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, February 2017) The force is strong on Animal Planet with two of the network's finest law enforcement series premiering this quarter. Audiences will be introduced to New Hampshire's Conservation Officers in all-new series NORTH WOODS LAW: NEW HAMPSHIRE which premieres Sunday, March 5 at 9PM. LONE STAR LAW returns for a second season full of exciting stories featuring the Texas Game Wardens beginning Sunday Feb. 19 at 10PM. From the White Mountains of the North East, to the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean, all-new series NORTH WOODS LAW: NEW HAMPSHIRE features the Conservation Officers of New Hampshire Fish and Game who work tirelessly to preserve and protect the natural resources of the Granite State. New Hampshire's wild and rugged landscape makes the state a premiere destination for outdoorsmen and women and makes the work of Conservation Officers diverse and demanding. They are tasked with enforcing all laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the state's fish, wildlife, recreational vehicles, and marine resources and they prosecute all of their own cases involving offenders of wildlife law. Whether they're assisting biologists in managing the state's wildlife, patrolling backcountry roads during hunting season or conducting search and rescue operations on windswept mountains and roaring rivers, every day presents a new challenge in the Live Free or Die state.
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN (FX)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, January 2017) FX Networks has set the premiere dates for Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated, star-studded limited series FEUD: Bette and Joan, the new season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning drama series The Americans, and the eighth season of the Emmy(R) Award Winning animated comedy series Archer. FEUD: Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new limited series from Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) award-winning Executive Producer Ryan Murphy, will premiere on Sunday, March 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. FEUD: Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy, tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award(R)-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. In addition to Academy Award winners Lange and Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film's director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Jackie Hoffman as Crawford's housekeeper Mamacita, and Alison Wright as Aldrich's assistant Pauline. Notable guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis' co-star Victor Buono, Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia De Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis' daughter
BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, March 2015) Internationally renowned author and scholar of religious studies Reza Aslan hosts Believer (working title), a new spiritual adventure series on CNN. In each episode, Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world's most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer. The series will feature Aslan participating in endurance worship, spellbinding rituals, and unusual rites of passage to learn about rarefied worlds that have been molded by faith and tradition. (Produced by Whalerock Industries).
ARRANGEMENT, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, January 2017) Behind the glossy veneer of Hollywood lies the true price of love and stardom. E!'s highly anticipated second scripted series, "The Arrangement" is slated to premiere on Sunday, March 5 at 10PM ET/PT. The one-hour series from Universal Cable Productions and Emmy Award-Winning writer/EP Jonathan Abrahams stars Josh Henderson ("Dallas"), Christine Evangelista ("Chicago Fire"), Lexa Doig ("Continuum") and Michael Vartan ("Alias"). The 10-part sophisticated drama is a multi-layered sexy Hollywood love story about the darker side of celebrity. This complicated, romantic thriller takes viewers beyond the glamour and lights of the red carpet to reveal a side of Hollywood that has never been seen before. When actress Megan Morrison (Evangelista) auditions for the role of a lifetime, she also lands a Cinderella-esque date with A-list movie star Kyle West (Henderson). But things get complicated when Megan is offered a 10 million dollar marriage contract and is introduced to Kyle's secretive self-help organization, The Institute of the Higher Mind. While Megan has a mysterious past she is trying to keep hidden, Kyle has secrets of his own. Terence (Vartan) runs The Institute of the Higher Mind, a burgeoning self-help organization with a retreat-like campus in Malibu. Kyle credits both Terence and The Institute for his success. In addition to being Kyle's best friend and closest confidante, Terence also helps manage his career, as his wife, DeAnn (Doig), is Kyle's producing partner. Terence, whose motives are often unclear, created this contract to "protect" Kyle. In a town where fame means everything, Megan must decide how far she's willing to go to launch her career. This arrangement may be much more than everyone bargained for. She dives head first into the glamorous celebrity lifestyle with Terence growing rapidly concerned about her influence over Kyle. She is far more unpredictable than Terence and DeAnn could ever have imagined.
BOAT BUYERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, February 2017) When getting to the destination is half the fun, road trippers and water sport thrill seekers alike need a stylish ride. Beginning Sunday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Travel Channel will follow couples, families and friends as they search for the perfect vehicle to hit the road or cruise pristine waterways in the latest season of "Big Time RV" and in the new series "Boat Buyers." For those considering water transport options, the premiere of "Boat Buyers" at 10 p.m. ET/PT highlights cool boats with hot features such as full kitchens, leather lounge seating and boats that climb from sea to land in a flash. This season showcases a myriad of destinations and fun activities that are best accessed by water. The series premiere follows a family in search of a boat that will help them enjoy the exciting water activities that await them on Lake Lewisville, one of the largest lakes in north Texas.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS: THE SERIES (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 3/6/17 at 5:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 5:30 PM-5:45 PM EST
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ORIGINS: THE JOURNEY OF HUMANKIND (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 3/6/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, February 2017) In the greatest adventure saga ever told -- the story of human civilization -- National Geographic presents ORIGINS: The Journey of Humankind - an eight-part series that traces the innovations that made the world modern. ORIGINS is a full-sensory, time-travel adventure that delves deep into history to find the pivotal 'origin' moments that fueled our evolutionary ascension. While we are in a fast-growing technological age fueled by smart phones, satellites and the 'next big discovery,' ORIGINS pauses to probe the biggest questions in the universe: How did we get here? How did Homo Sapiens evolve from apes swinging tree to tree to astronauts walking on the surface of the moon? Premiering Monday, March 6, at 9/8c, on National Geographic and in 171 countries and 43 languages later this spring, ORIGINS is a contemporary twist on the traditional historical documentary. World-class futurist and idea DJ Jason Silva (BRAIN GAMES, SHOTS OF AWE) leads us through a portal to explore these explosive events, such as the discoveries and applications of fire, that fundamentally and irrevocably created our modern lives. ORIGINS incorporates dramatic scripted storytelling, documentary sequences, expert analysis and dazzling audio-visual mashups designed by John Boswell -- also known worldwide as Melodysheep -- who is making his TV debut with original symphonies. Silva's unique and compelling thought-jockey process organically and seamlessly shifts us across historical milestones while the world's top minds -- experts across the fields of technology, war, communication, medicine, transportation, ecology, paleoanthropology, evolutionary biology and antiquity, to name a few -- inject cerebral heft with compelling commentary.
PARTNER, THE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, January 2017) CNBC today announced the ten finalists participating in THE PARTNER, the all-new series featuring Marcus Lemonis -the renowned investor, entrepreneur, and host of CNBC's hit show "The Profit." Premiering Tuesday, March 7 at 10pm ET/PT, the five episode series follows Lemonis as he searches for the perfect partner to help him manage the fast-growing portfolio of businesses he's acquired. In the end, one candidate will receive the opportunity of a lifetime: a half-million dollar contract, an equity stake, and the chance to help Lemonis manage his empire. After investing more than $40 million of his own money in companies featured on "The Profit," Lemonis is now ready to invest in "The Partner." Thousands of people hailing from all corners of the country applied for the opportunity to participate, but only ten were invited to Chicago to take part in the final interview process.
SHE'S IN CHARGE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, January 2017) With more than 20 million views on her "Don't Go in the Shark's House" clip, Veronica "Pooh" Nash-Poleate has solidified her place in viral video history. A school guidance counselor with degrees in psychology and education, she thrives on the online conversations with her loyal fans, but she's decided it is time to hit the road and meet them in person on TLC's SHE'S IN CHARGE. People have been reaching out to Veronica for advice nonstop since she gained online fame, and now, she'll start doing house calls - giving advice and spreading love every step of the way. In each one-hour episode, Veronica will visit people who have asked her for help; from mothers looking to control their children to parents trying to rekindle their love life, Veronica's sense of humor matched with her no-nonsense approach is just what they need. The eight-episode series premieres Tuesday, March 7th at 10/9c. This season on SHE'S IN CHARGE, Veronica steps out to help families, couples, friends, and more get to the bottom of their issues. In one episode, she helps restore balance to a sassy CEO and her employee and helps reignite the sex life of two overworked and over-tired parents, all while planning a surprise party for her 92-year-old grandmother. She also tries to help a young adult gain her freedom, a wealthy adult get an active love life, a retired husband who's spending all his wife's money on tattoos and even two dads at odds over how to raise their two-year-old son. No task is too big or too small, but armed with her experience as a counselor and mother, Veronica's relatable yet very direct style is the perfect recipe for success.
PEOPLE ICONS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, February 2017) ABC News and People are teaming up once again for a new limited primetime series titled "People Icons," premiering TUESDAY, MARCH 7, at 10 p.m. EST on ABC. The hour-long weekly program will be hosted by "Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer and is inspired by the iconic People magazine covers that have made a lasting impact on American culture. People's editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle, along with other People editors, is featured throughout the series and shares their expertise on all topics. Each inspiring, engaging, captivating episode has a different theme.
KICKING & SCREAMING (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/17 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) Comedic competition series KICKING & SCREAMING teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. Debuting Thursday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and hosted by Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL), the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. To win the competition, the experts will have to drag their partners, KICKING & SCREAMING, to the finish line. The series is from executive producer Matt Kunitz ("Wipeout," "Fear Factor").
BUDDY THUNDERSTRUCK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/10/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) From American Greetings Entertainment with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Buddy Thunderstruck is an action–comedy, stop–motion extravaganza that follows the adventures of a semi–truck racing dog named Buddy and his albino ferret mechanic. It all goes down in race–obsessed Greasepit, a place chock full of larger–than–life characters and nitro–burning, gear–slamming, tire–squealing, fish–tailing good times.
WRONG STUDENT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/11/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2017) Kelly Halligan has moved with her 17-year-old niece from New York to California to start her new business venture. When her niece tries out for the soccer team, the two meet the athletic and handsome new coach, Dominic. They also become acquainted with the attractive, but somewhat unstable, student Maddie who is also on the girl's high school soccer team. While Kelly and Dominic develop a romance, Dominic becomes the unwanted center of attention for Maddie, who becomes obsessed with her new coach and proceeds to sabotage his life and Kelly's after he refuses her sexual advances. Stars Jessica Morris, Vivica A Fox, Jason Shane Scott, Evanne Friedman, Kennedy Tucker, William McNamara star. (2017)
TRIAL & ERROR (NBC)
· [one-hour series premiere - special time] · 3/14/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) In the spirit of true crime documentaries, this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy features bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D'Agosto), who heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric "rollercizing" poetry professor (John Lithgow) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. The cast also includes Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez.
ADAM CAROLLA AND FRIENDS BUILD STUFF LIVE (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 3/14/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, February 2017) On Tuesday, March 14 at 10:00 PM, ET, Spike will debut "Adam Carolla And Friends Build Stuff Live" which will feature the renowned television, radio and internet personality taking on building projects with celebrity friends in need of his carpentry expertise. The interactive LIVE talk show will include Carolla's comedic take on recent headlines and topical pop culture stories while showcasing his master carpentry skills as he lends advice to his guests as well as his viewers via social media. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be the special guest on the series premiere.
SNATCH (CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Crackle's press release, January 2017) "Snatch," Crackle's new scripted original drama based loosely on the wildly popular movie of the same name, is set to premiere Thursday, March 16, it was announced today. The 10-episode, one-hour series stars Rupert Grint as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish. Best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, Grint also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series stars an ensemble cast featuring Luke Pasqualino ("Skins", "The Borgias") as Albert Hill, Lucien Laviscount ("Scream Queens", "Honeytrap") as Billy Ayres, Dougray Scott ("Fear the Walking Dead," "Doctor Who") as Vic Hill, Phoebe Dynevor ("The Village," "Dickensian) as Lotti Mott, Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator," "Primeval") as Lily Hill, and Ed Westwick ("Wicked City," "Gossip Girl"), who guest stars as Sonny Castillo. The series is executive produced by Alex De Rakoff, who also serves as writer and showrunner. Inspired by a real life heist in London, "Snatch," centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London's underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
HUSTLE & SOUL (WE)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, February 2017) WE tv is serving up another side of drama during its popular Thursday night lineup; with the addition of its new culinary docu-series "Hustle & Soul," premiering Thursday, March 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The six-episode, one-hour series from Big Fish Entertainment follows Lawrence Page (Chef LP), owner and head chef of The Pink Tea Cup (PTC) restaurant. Lawrence resurrected the former West Village landmark and moved to the Fort Greene, Brooklyn on his quest to rise to the next level and score a coveted Michelin star. While Lawrence struggles to find the perfect recipe for success, he and his team will learn that it takes more than just good cooking and a good-looking staff to become Michelin elite. Heading up The Pink Tea Cup crew as General Manager is Lawrence's hot-tempered girlfriend Ana. She may support Lawrence and his lofty culinary goal, but she's ready to be more than just the first lady of the PTC - she wants to be the ONLY lady in his life (aside from his overly opinionated Mom, aka Momma Page). However, the other female employees have their own motives; including Sana, the flighty flirty hostess who is not afraid to stand up to Ana and go after everything she wants; Thandi, the PTC's lead server who is next in line to move up; and Candice, the head bartender who is as sweet as her drinks, but far from Michelin ready. The twins, Dominic and Stef, provide some much-needed comic relief at the restaurant where they can't seem to get anything right.
JULIE'S GREENROOM (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/17/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) Julie’s Green Room is an all-new arts educational show for the very young starring the legendary Julie Andrews and brought to life by the ingenious minds at Jim Henson Studios. Seven young friends learn all about the arts (dance, singing, performing, painting, and more) from Julie herself and unique guest stars (Idina Menzel, Alec Baldwin, David Hyde Pierce) in each episode.
MARVEL'S IRON FIST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/17/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2016) Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
MOMMY'S LITTLE BOY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/18/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2017) When ten-year-old Eric's older brother Max drowns, Eric's mother Briana takes the death of her favorite son especially hard and spirals into a dark depression. Eric, already haunted guilt over not saving Max and desperate for attention, begins spending time with the family of his baseball coach Michael. When, in a drunken rage, Briana commits a fatal crime, she decides to take Eric and hit the road. Discovering he's about to be ripped away from his surrogate family, Eric takes a stand against his mother and enlists the help of the person he trusts most-- Michael. Stars Bree Williamson, Peter DaCunha, Paul Popowich star. (2017)
BIG BEACH BUILDS (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 3/20/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, February 2017) Dated beach homes transform into dream retreats when contractor and fifth-generation builder Marnie Oursler renovates properties in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, Del., in DIY Network's Big Beach Builds. Premiering Monday, March 20, with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, the seriesfollows Marnie as she builds on her family's construction heritage to restore beach houses into beautifully charming homes that can withstand hot summers, high tides and hurricane seasons for years to come. "There's nothing like living at the beach," said Marnie. "But all that sun, sand and salt air can really take a toll on a home - that's where I come in."
SWEET HOME OKLAHOMA (BRAVO)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 3/20/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, February 2017) Bravo Media heads to the heartland when "Sweet Home Oklahoma" premieres Monday, March 20 at 10pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes. The light-hearted docu-series follows an eccentric, unfiltered group of ride-or-die friends who navigate life in Oklahoma City with irreverent humor and endless shenanigans. With frank talk and no boundaries, these four friends may not be the norm, but they wouldn't have it any other way.
UPSCALE WITH PRENTICE PENNY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, January 2017) truTV's all-new lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny will premiere on Tuesday, March 21, at 10pm ET/PT. Helmed by the noted showrunner, writer and producer Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Insecure) and infused with his comedic sensibility, the unscripted series will premiere 12 episodes in its first season. In each half-hour episode, creator and host Penny will embark on a journey to demystify what it takes to live an upscale life, exploring a variety of topics ranging from food and wine to travel and fashion. From buying a better bottle of wine to getting a custom-made suit for less than some off-the-rack options, Upscale with Prentice Penny is about offering viewers ways to live a more elevated lifestyle by unlocking a world that often feels unattainable. Penny will be joined on his journey by some famous friends including Adam Pally (The Mindy Project ) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and will "upscale" a range of topics including travel, the workday, date night, apologies, dressing up, cooking, your sex life, gift giving, summer, home entertainment, health and fitness, and taking a day off. The series is executive produced by Defy Media, with Penny, Chris Pollack and Jared Hoffman executive-producing alongside James Moore.
SHOTS FIRED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) Examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, event series SHOTS FIRED launches Wednesday, March 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the spring premiere of EMPIRE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The compelling series stars Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy," "Love & Basketball"), Stephan James ("Race," "Selma"), Academy Award-, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt ("As Good As It Gets," "The Sessions"), Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss ("Jaws," "Madoff") and Stephen Moyer ("The Bastard Executioner," "True Blood"). The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights," "The Secret Life of Bees," "Love & Basketball") and Reggie Rock Bythewood ("Notorious," "New York Undercover," "Get on the Bus").
COMEDY JAM, THE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, December 2016) They're at the height of success in comedy, but these celebs secretly just want to be rock stars. "The Comedy Jam" makes those dreams come true - at least for one shining night - and gives viewers at home a front row seat. The eight-episode weekly series, based on the "Comedy Jam" special that aired in August 2016, will feature funny actors and comedians in front of a live audience, sharing memorable stories from their lives that are linked with an iconic hit song. After the telling of each tale, they'll live out their rock star fantasy and perform their song selection while backed by "The Comedy Jam Band."
INGOBERNABLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/24/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, February 2017) Netflix confirms March 24, 2017 as the debut for the first season of the anticipated Mexican original series, Ingobernable. The fictional piece will debut at 12am (CST) and feature a total of 15 episodes that will tell the story of a Presidential family set in present day Mexico. Kate del Castillo (The 33, La Reina del Sur) and Erik Hayser (Las Aparicio, Los Miserables) will be portraying the President and First Lady of Mexico. Emilia Urquiza, is the First Lady of Mexico with big plans to improve conditions for the country through her commitment to fighting for peace. She is a woman with a strong personality, conviction and clear ideas that make her capable of doing anything. As Emilia starts to lose faith in her husband, President Diego Nava, she finds herself at a crossroad where she will need to find a way to deal with a great challenge and uncover the truth. The presidential couple will be joined by their two children Maria Nava Urquiza (Alicia Jaziz, Black Sheep, Gloria ) and Emiliano Nava Urquiza (Alessio Valentini,Yo Soy Pepito, Hasta que te Conocí).
TANGLED: THE SERIES (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 3/24/17 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, February 2017) Disney Channel has made a resolute and early commitment to a second season before the first season of the animated "Tangled: The Series" premieres, with Chris Sonnenburg as executive producer and supervising director. A production of Disney Television Animation, the series is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' acclaimed feature film. It will be preceded by the music-filled "Tangled Before Ever After," a Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering FRIDAY, MARCH 10 (8:00-9:05 p.m. EST), with the series launching FRIDAY, MARCH 24 (7:30-8:00 p.m., EDT), on Disney Channel. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. "Tangled: The Series" reunites Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, who reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene (formerly known as Flynn Rider), respectively, as well as the music team of Disney legend and Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The story takes place between the events of the 2010 feature film and the start of the 2012 short film, "Tangled Ever After." With a visually vibrant animation style, the series follows Rapunzel on her adventures as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom of Corona and its people.
DOUBLE MOMMY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/25/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2017) After taking a break for the summer before their senior year, Ryan and Jess rekindle their relationship, and find out that Jess is pregnant with twins. When Ryan's mother demands a paternity test, they find out that Ryan is only the father of one baby... The other father is Ryan's best friend Bryce, who Ryan discovers date raped Jess at a party over the summer. With college recruiters and an overbearing father looming over Bryce's head, he will stop at nothing to make sure that he clears his name-- even if it means getting rid of Jess and her babies! Stars: Morgan Obenreder, Mark Grossman, Megan Gallagher, Griffin Freeman, David Starzyk (2017)
REBEL (BET)
· [series premiere] · 3/28/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, January 2017) BET's new scripted drama, REBEL, takes on the unique and complicated relationship the Black community faces with police officers. Directed by John Singleton, the series follows Rebel (Danielle Moné Truitt), a police officer who leaves the force after being under an intense Internal Affairs/criminal investigation for shooting her partner in the hopes of stopping him from gunning down her little brother. Continuing to fight crime as a P.I., Rebel struggles with her brother's murder while defending herself from the dirty cops who are out for revenge. REBEL premieres on BET, March 28th at 9:00PM ET/PT. Featuring an all-star cast, including Giancarlo Esposito (Lieutenant Charles Gold, Rebel's friend and mentor), Mykelti Williamson (Rene Knight, Rebel's father), Cliff "Method Man" Smith (TJ, Rebel's ex-husband), LaTanya Richardson (Detective Traylynn Jones, Mack's New Partner), Brandon Quinn (Mack, Rebel's Former Partner), the series examines the conflicted relationship officers of color have with their jobs at a time when police forces are rife with brutality and misconduct. REBEL is a hard-hitting, gritty, complicated and morally ambiguous drama series, featuring many issues ripped from the headlines.
HARLOTS (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, November 2016) Margaret Wells (Morton) struggles to reconcile her roles as brothel owner and mother to daughters Charlotte (Findlay) and Lucy (Smyth). When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret must fight back even if it means losing her family and possibly her life. Harlots is a powerful family drama set in 18th Century London that offers a brand new take on the city's most valuable commercial activity - sex.
IMAGINARY MARY (ABC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 3/29/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) Alice (Jenna Elfman) is a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life - a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family. The series stars Jenna Elfman ("Dharma and Greg") as Alice, Stephen Schneider as Ben, Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live") as Mary (VO), Nicholas Coombe as Andy, Matreya Scarrwener as Dora and Erica Tremblay as Bunny.
NOBODIES (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, January 2017) Two months before its March 29, 2017 series premiere, TV Land has picked up a 12-episode second season of "Nobodies," starring and executive produced by Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras ("Mike Tyson Mysteries"). The news was announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour by Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for TV Land. The comedy is executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone with Michael McDonald ("MADtv") serving as executive producer, director and showrunner. Season two will premiere in 2018. "Picking up 'Nobodies' for season two was a no-brainer when all these extremely talented people are behind it," said Cox. "It's a bold, quirky, hilarious look at what happens when you will do or say anything to succeed in Hollywood." "Nobodies" stars and is executive produced and written by Groundlings alums Davidson, Dorf and Ramras and revolves around the three as they try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they have developed, so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood. Davidson, Dorf and Ramras are partnering with their real-life friends, Emmy(R) winner Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, who will be executive producing "Nobodies" through their production company, On The Day, with Falcone directing and guest-starring in the pilot episode. Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live"), Jim Rash ("Community") and Nat Faxon ("Married") will also guest star in the pilot. In addition to McCarthy, Falcone and McDonald, JAX Media's Tony Hernandez will executive produce for TV Land.
13 REASONS WHY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/31/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) 13 Reasons Why is a new series from Netflix adapted from the best-selling books by Jay Asher. It follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (newcomer Katherine Langford) - his classmate and crush - who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.
KENNEDYS: AFTER CAMELOT, THE (REELZ)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/2/17 at 9:00 PM
(from ReelzChannel's press release, January 2017) REELZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original miniseries, The Kennedys-After Camelot, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, with the two-hour world premiere on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The two-hour conclusion will air the following Sunday, April 9 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. "The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put REELZ on the map. The Kennedys-After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli's incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and 10 Emmy(R) Award nominations," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. "As a network known for great story telling, we have strong additions to our original programming lineup that are driven by powerful, provocative, in-depth and well known storytellers and TV personalities." The Kennedys-After Camelot also stars Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy with Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth reprising their roles as Rose and Ethel Kennedy from the Emmy Award(R)-winning miniseries The Kennedys. The Kennedys-After Camelot is based on the New York Times best seller, "After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by best-selling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Jon Cassar (The Kennedys) and Katie Holmes are directing from scripts by Stephen Kronish (The Kennedys) and Sandra Chwialkowska (Lost Girl). The Kennedys-After Camelot project was brought to producer Muse Entertainment by Keri Selig of Intuition Productions (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) who serves as an executive producer. Michael Prupas, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Evan Tussman, Irene Litinsky and Jonas Prupas serve as executive producers along with Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels of Asylum Entertainment and Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO.
TALK SHOW THE GAME SHOW (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, January 2017) Comedian Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) brings his distinct point of view to truTV with Talk Show the Game Show which premieres Wednesday, April 5, at 10pm ET/PT. Based on Branum's popular live comedy show, the 16-episode, half-hour series is a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits celebrities against each other for the title of "Best Guest of the Night." Each week, celebrity guests become contestants as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges and are judged and awarded points for their performances. Those who will brave the scrutiny of the comedic panel of judges roasting them along the way - including Emmy(R)-winning writer Karen Kilgariff - are Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, John Sally and Wanda Sykes. The series begins production in Los Angeles in January and is produced by Push It Productions, with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers.
BROCKMIRE (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, January 2017) IFC's Brockmire is ready to take the field! The network's newest original comedy, starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, premieres Wednesday April 5 at 10PM. The first season will be comprised of eight episodes airing weekly. The series follows Jim Brockmire (Azaria), a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered an embarrassing public meltdown live on the air a decade ago after discovering his wife's infidelity. Now, looking to reclaim his career, reputation, and love life, Brockmire takes a job in a small American rust belt town, calling minor league baseball games for the Morristown Frackers. Peet co-stars as Jules, the strong-willed and hard-drinking proud owner of the Frackers. Brockmire originally appeared as a viral short video on the award-winning comedy website Funny Or Die. The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper, directed by Tim Kirkby, and executive produced by Azaria, Church-Cooper, Kirkby and Funny Or Die's Mike Farah and Joe Farrell. Tyrel Jackson Williams also stars alongside Azaria and Peet.
AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, February 2017) American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is a docuseries combining archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the story of Playboy magazine's charismatic founder Hugh Hefner and his impact on global culture and history. American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner's life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement, battling with the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights.
TOY BOX, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) ABC's "The Toy Box" announced the mentors and judges who will select the winning toy to be made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us after the series finale. In each episode, inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan's Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee ("The Ellen Degeneres Show"), Aalyrah Caldwell ("Uncle Buck"), Toby Grey ("The Unexpected John Cena Prank") and Noah Ritter ("The Ellen Degeneres Show") decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. The eight-episode series hosted by Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") premieres on FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
FIRST DATES (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, February 2017) What better time than Valentine's Day for NBC to announce it has set Friday, April 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT) as the premiere for executive producer Ellen DeGeneres' new series "First Dates," which takes a peek at what happens when a couple meets for the first time and romantic possibilities seem endless. Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress and producer Drew Barrymore will serve as the series narrator. NBC had previously ordered eight episodes of the observational documentary series from DeGeneres and Shed Media (part of the alternative department at Warner Bros. Television Group). Based on a hit U.K. format, this unique hourlong series offers an authentic look at a variety of real first dates happening over one night at the same restaurant in Chicago. The show features daters from cities across the country, and of all ages, sexualities and dating experience. Using a fly-on-the-wall and hidden-camera approach, viewers will be along for the ride as the dates unfold. Some dates could be wildly successful, while others strike out in hilariously awkward fashion. Never has dating been captured in a more real and relatable way. At the end of each hour, the daters must reveal to one another if they'd like to see each other again or if it will be back to love's drawing board!
SON, THE (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 4/8/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, January 2017) Based on Philipp Meyer's New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, "The Son" will air on AMC and SundanceTV beginning Saturday, April 8th with a two-hour premiere at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Both networks will air all episodes from season one. The ten-episode, one-hour drama is a sweeping family saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Eli's eldest son Pete (Henry Garrett), has grown up in his father's shadow and struggles to make him proud while forging his own identity. Pete's strong-willed daughter, Jeannie (Sydney Lucas) idolizes her grandfather and despite being raised in a male-dominated world, rejects her fate of existing solely to marry and bear children. Eli's ruthlessness pits him against his wealthy Spanish neighbor, Pedro Garcia (Carlos Bardem) and his quest for power triggers consequences that span generations. Shared through a series of flashbacks, "The Son" pulls viewers into the world of young Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) and his father figure, Comanche war chief, Toshaway (Zahn McClarnon) and deftly explores the McCullough's rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
KENNEDYS: AFTER CAMELOT, THE (REELZ)
· [original mini-series finale] · 4/9/17 at 9:00 PM
(from ReelzChannel's press release, January 2017) REELZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original miniseries, The Kennedys-After Camelot, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, with the two-hour world premiere on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The two-hour conclusion will air the following Sunday, April 9 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. "The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put REELZ on the map. The Kennedys-After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli's incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and 10 Emmy(R) Award nominations," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. "As a network known for great story telling, we have strong additions to our original programming lineup that are driven by powerful, provocative, in-depth and well known storytellers and TV personalities." The Kennedys-After Camelot also stars Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy with Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth reprising their roles as Rose and Ethel Kennedy from the Emmy Award(R)-winning miniseries The Kennedys. The Kennedys-After Camelot is based on the New York Times best seller, "After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by best-selling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Jon Cassar (The Kennedys) and Katie Holmes are directing from scripts by Stephen Kronish (The Kennedys) and Sandra Chwialkowska (Lost Girl). The Kennedys-After Camelot project was brought to producer Muse Entertainment by Keri Selig of Intuition Productions (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) who serves as an executive producer. Michael Prupas, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Evan Tussman, Irene Litinsky and Jonas Prupas serve as executive producers along with Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels of Asylum Entertainment and Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO.
HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS (POP)
· [series premiere] · 4/12/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, February 2017) HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS turns the camera on real-life friends who are bonded by a sisterhood that only they can share as former child stars who grew up in the '90s limelight - Jodie Sweetin ("Full House," "Fuller House"), Christine Lakin ("Step by Step") and Beverley Mitchell ("7th Heaven"). In this improvised comedy, the three actresses play exaggerated versions of themselves in their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, this girl squad can take on anything when it comes to parenting, marriage, friendship and revived careers in Hollywood.
RETURN OF THE MAC (POP)
· [series premiere] · 4/12/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, February 2017) RETURN OF THE MAC is a scripted comedy starring boy band heartthrob Joey McIntyre as a version of himself alongside his real-life family - wife Barrett and their three children, Griffin (8), Rhys (6) and Kira (5). As he embarks on a hilarious quest to be taken seriously as a legit actor, Joey is thrown into the reluctant role of a talk show host at a fledgling cable network called The Comfy Channel. As Joey starts to navigate the talk show circuit, he is joined by his often misguided manager and team played by a hysterical cast, including Adam Ray, Jamie Denbo, Katie Wee, Punam Patel and Jordan Black.
CLASS (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 4/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, January 2017) BBC AMERICA's new Doctor Who spin-off, Class, comes from award-winning YA writer and executive producer, Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls), and is executive produced by Moffat and Minchin. Following the season 10 premiere, the new eight-part series will follow four Coal Hill School students who have hidden secrets and desires, navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow - and possibly the end of existence. Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There's something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow. The program stars Greg Austin as Charlie; Fady Elsayed as Ram; Sophie Hopkins as April; Vivian Oparah as Tanya and Katherine Kelly as Miss Quill.
WHITE PRINCESS, THE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 4/16/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, February 2017) Starz announced today that the highly-anticipated STARZ Original Limited Series "The White Princess" - a follow-up to the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) award-nominated STARZ Original Miniseries "The White Queen" from Company Pictures and Playground - will premiere on Sunday, April 16th at 8PM ET/PT. Set in 15th century England, the drama is drawn from the novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory and part of The Cousins' War book series. President of Programming for Starz Carmi Zlotnik said, "'The White Princess' represents the kind of Obsessable programming that has become the hallmark of STARZ Original Series, and we can't wait for the ardent fans of 'The White Queen' and 'Outlander' to discover it. We are thrilled that Emma Frost returned to the helm to reimagine 'The White Princess.' Her unique voice has created a compelling royal drama, driven by dynamic women in front of and behind the camera." Hailed by Harper's Bazaar as "the feminist answer to 'Game of Thrones,'" "The White Princess" picks up three days after the conclusion of "The White Queen," as a new generation ascends to the throne in a tale of power, political divides, family, love, and betrayal. "The White Princess" is a gripping historical drama uniquely told from the perspective of the women waging the ongoing battle for the English throne: Lizzie (Jodie Comer), Lady Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley) and Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis). The story begins as one of England's most politically turbulent times - The War of the Roses - is coming to an end. An uneasy peace is achieved when former King Richard III is defeated at the Battle of Bosworth, and the victor, Henry Tudor, soon-to-be King Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy), is married to Lizzie - a princess from a rival house and Richard III's former lover.
GUERRILLA (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/16/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, February 2017) From Academy Award(R) winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, American Crime), comes the six-part limited event series GUERRILLA, a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. Set to air on SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic this spring, GUERRILLA tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. While the series is set against a background of social and political activism, at its heart GUERRILLA is about a relationship under pressure, and the reality that for any couple there comes a point when the choices they make have real and lasting consequences. GUERRILLA stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Getting On). Additional cast includes Laurence Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (PENNY DREADFUL), Nathaniel Martello-White (Deadmeat), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Denise Gough (People, Places & Things), Brandon Scott (Grey's Anatomy), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude), along with Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation), who also serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures. Along with Ridley and Elba, the executive producers on GUERRILLA are Michael J. McDonald for Stearns Castle, Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden for Fifty Fathoms and Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature. Ridley wrote the majority of the episodes and directs the first two and the finale, with Emmy Award nominee Sam Miller (Luther, Fortitude, American Crime) directing the remaining episodes. GUERRILLA is a co-production between Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature, in association with SKY UK.
FAMOUS IN LOVE (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 4/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, November 2016) "Pretty Little Liars" will premiere its final season on TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, followed by the premiere of the new original series "Famous in Love" at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle published by Little, Brown and Company, "Famous In Love" follows ordinary college student Paige (Bella Thorne) as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town as well as balancing her college workload. As her public profile continues to rise and the undeniable chemistry with her new co-star and Hollywood heartthrob Rainer Devon grows, the more her friendships are strained with her two best friends - particularly Jake who may be more than just her friend.
COOPER'S TREASURE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 4/18/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, January 2017) In the 1960s, the "Original 7" astronauts were both rock stars and daredevils. With movie star looks and a penchant for sports cars, Gordon Cooper was the youngest and the flashiest of the bunch. As a space pioneer, he first took orbit in Mercury-Atlas 9, setting a record that still holds today for the longest solo space flight in US history. During one of his key missions, while Cooper claimed to be scouring the globe for nuclear sites, he actually discovered something else: shipwrecks. Working for decades in secret, using the information he collected while orbiting the Earth, Cooper created a document that he thought could lead to unimaginable wealth - a treasure map from space. Uncover the truth - and the treasure - when COOPER'S TREASURE premieres on Discovery Tuesday, April 18th at 10pm ET/PT. Before passing away, Cooper shared his secret with long-time friend Darrell Miklos with the hope that his exploration would continue and the treasure would ultimately be found. Miklos is now setting out on a personal quest to fulfill the legacy of his lost mentor, once and for all realizing Cooper's long-held dream and proving to the world that the mysterious documents hold the key for a new generation of explorers.
BILL NYE SAVES THE WORLD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) Bill Nye Saves the World will mark the Emmy-award winning hosts long-awaited return to TV. Set to launch Spring 2017, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims. In Bill’s unfiltered style, he will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations, and ultimately let the facts lead the argument.
GIRLBOSS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss will launch on Netflix in April and is created and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult), Laverne McKinnonand Beth Konoof Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter also directed several episodes of the series, that is a Netflix production and there will be 13-half hour episodes. Girlboss stars Britt Robertson (Sophia), Ellie Reed (Annie), Alphonso McAuley (Dax), Johnny Simmons (Shane) and Dean Norris (Jay).
IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, THE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 4/22/17 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS: Oprah Winfrey stars in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. George C. Wolfe directs from his screenplay; Oprah Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher executive produce. A Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films and Cine Mosaic production. Debuts in April.
NY PRISON BREAK: THE SEDUCTION OF JOYCE MITCHELL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/23/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2017) Inspired by the true story that gripped the nation, Lifetime premieres the ripped-from-the-headline movie, NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell on Sunday, April 23, at 8pm ET/PT. The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt. Recently denied parole, Joyce is played by Golden Globe and SAG nominee, Penelope Ann Miller (American Crime). Joyce Mitchell (Miller), a married mother of three, meets convicted murderers Richard Matt (Myk Watford, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and David Sweat (Joe Anderson, Across the Universe) while running the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Richard and David immediately set their sights on Joyce as the perfect pawn for their escape plan. Flattered by their attention, Joyce is easily manipulated and seduced by the two prisoners, and soon agrees to help them break out.Wrapped up in a fantasy that men were in love with her, Joyce goes along with them when they suggest killing her husband so they can all run away together to Mexico. At the last second, Joyce decides she can't go through with the plot and doesn't show up at their pick-up point. Soon after, a massive statewide manhunt for Richard and David ensues culminating in a deadly takedown and her own conviction.
MARY KILLS PEOPLE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/23/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) The Lifetime original scripted series, Mary Kills People will premiere on April 23 at 10pm ET/PT.The provocative series stars Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal) as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity.The series also stars Jay Ryan (Top of the Lake), Richard Short (Vinyl), Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), Greg Bryk (Bitten), and Charlotte Sullivan (Rookie Blue).Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures in association with Corus Entertainment. The series is executive produced and written by showrunner Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby. Co-Executive Producer Holly Dale (The Americans) directs the season in its entirety. Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes) created the series and is Co-Executive Producer and writer. Additional writers include Marsha Greene, Sherry White and Mike Goldbach.
GENIUS (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, February 2017) National Geographic today released the network's first-ever stand-alone spot for this Sunday's championship football game, premiering immediately following Lady Gaga's highly anticipated halftime show. The 45-second spot, entitled "Bad Romance," teases the upcoming scripted series GENIUS, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein ("The Kings Speech," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Shine"), Emily Watson ("Theory of Everything," "The Book Thief") as Elsa Einstein and Johnny Flynn ("Clouds of Sils Maria," "Song One," "Lovesick") as younger Einstein. The official trailer for the series was released last month (watch here) and Rolling Stone recently declared the series one of the "25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2017." Premiering in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 25 (and around the world in 171 countries and 45 languages), GENIUS charts how Albert Einstein, an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk who struggled to land an academic post in his early years, went on to become the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century, all while juggling volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. Ron Howard makes his prime-time television drama directorial debut with the series premiere episode airing April 25.
GREAT NEWS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) Getting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That's a whole different story, and it's the headline for Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), a smart, ambitious news producer at national cable news show "The Breakdown." After 30 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Carol (Andrea Martin) decides that it's never too late to follow your dreams and lands an internship at her daughter's news show. This is Katie's worst nightmare, until she comes to realize that with her biggest cheerleader at her side, she and her mom both might just make it after all. Sitting in the co-anchor chair at "The Breakdown" is Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins), the blowhard, difficult-to-please news desk veteran. Chuck intimidates everyone on staff except for Carol, who uses her polished mom skills to deal with him. Alongside him is Portia (Nicole Richie), the young, very hip co-host who brings a different perspective to old-fashioned journalism. Leading the news team is Greg (Adam Campbell), the dashing young executive producer. Katie's closest friend at the office is Justin (Horatio Sanz), the laid back video editor who has seen it all and is always more than happy to dole out his zen-like advice. Rounding out the newsroom is Beth (Tracey Wigfield), the creepy resident meteorologist who is far from your stereotypical weather girl.
HANDMAIDS TALE, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, December 2016) The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander's household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids - where anyone could be a spy for Gilead - all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/28/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is an hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America that weaves together the universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series -- which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and sometimes misguided activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.
VICTORIAN SLUM, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, December 2016) THE VICTORIAN SLUM (w.t.) - As in classic series like COLONIAL HOUSE and FRONTIER HOUSE, a group of modern-day people will move into a re-created Victorian slum in London's East End to experience life as their ancestors did 150 years ago. As participants work to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, they will live through five decades of turbulent history and social change. Tuesdays, May 2-30, 8-9 p.m. ET
I LOVE DICK (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/12/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, January 2017) Amazon Studios today announced Friday, May 12 will be the premiere date for Jill Soloway's highly-anticipated series I Love Dick in the US and UK. Adapted from Chris Kraus' 1997 cult classic, combining feminist art criticism, memoir, and epistolary novel, I Love Dick is a bold new series from the team that brought you Transparent. Chris (Kathryn Hahn) is a frustrated New York filmmaker who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her academic husband, Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), has a writing residency. Amid the dusty silence, art snobs, and tumbleweeds, she meets renowned scholar Dick (Kevin Bacon). An infuriating and beguiling exchange with this enigmatic, macho character unleashes in her a dramatic awakening.
ANNE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/12/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2016) Netflix and CBC are joining forces with Showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett and Miranda de Pencier's Northwood Entertainment for the highly anticipated dramatic television series ANNE, based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's timeless classic novel Anne of Green Gables. CBC greenlit the eight-episode, one-hour series earlier this year. The show will stream globally on Netflix and be broadcast in Canada on CBC in 2017. Award-winning director Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland USA, Zookeeper's Wife) has signed on to direct the two-hour premiere episode. Caro teams up with three-time Emmy(R) Award and Golden Globe winner Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh & Bone), who is writing the entire first season of the series produced by Miranda de Pencier (Beginners, Thanks For Sharing) under her Northwood Entertainment banner. This all-female powerhouse trio undoubtedly makes ANNE one of this year's most anticipated television series. Production is scheduled to begin this September in Ontario, Canada. ANNE is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for acceptance for her place in the world and for love. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in 1890, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.
FIRST IN HUMAN: THE TRIALS OF BUILDING 10 (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 5/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, January 2017) Near the nation's capital, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, sits Building 10: the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to research. Inside, our country's most brilliant scientific minds carry out some of medicine's riskiest and most critical research, testing new treatments in people for the very first time. With unprecedented access to the halls of Building 10, FIRST IN HUMAN reveals for the first time how the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow make their way out of the hi-tech research laboratories and into the hands of our world's medical professionals. The series explores the lives of the doctors, researchers, and patients who together make progress possible in this cutting-edge testing ground. Narrated by Emmy,(R) Golden Globen(R), and Critics Choice(R) winning actor Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," "Hidden Figures,") directed by Emmy winner John Hoffman, and executive produced by Hoffman and Emmy winner Dyllan McGee, the three-part documentary series begins airing on Thursday May 18 at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Discovery.
TWIN PEAKS (SHOWTIME)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 5/21/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, February 2017) Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME 18-part limited event series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. TWIN PEAKS is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland.
DIRTY DANCING (ABC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/24/17 at 8:00 PM
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) "Dirty Dancing," the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event this season on the ABC Television Network. The adaptation of the beloved 1987 romantic drama and instant movie classic "Dirty Dancing," which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017, will be produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, executive produced by Allison Shearmur ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "The Hunger Games" franchise; "Cinderella") and Grammy Award-nominee Adam Anders ("Glee," "Rock of Ages"), who also serves as executive music producer. The teleplay is by Jessica Sharzer. Wayne Blair ("The Sapphires," "Septembers of Shiraz") is the director, and two-time Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler ("Hamilton," "Bring It On," "In the Heights") is the choreographer. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Not only are the memorable songs from the original movie included, but there are additional songs from the era that will be featured, showcasing double the number of musical performances by the stellar cast. "Dirty Dancing" stars Abigail Breslin ("Scream Queens") as Baby, Debra Messing ("Will & Grace") as Marjorie Houseman, Bruce Greenwood ("American Crime Story: The People vs, OJ Simpson") as Dr. Jake Houseman, Nicole Scherzinger ("Dancing with the Stars") as Penny, Colt Prattes ("Rock of Ages," Pink's music video "Try") as Johnny, Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") as Lisa Houseman, Tony Roberts ("Annie Hall") as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn ("Mad Men,") as Neil, Shane Harper ("The Passion") as Robbie Gould, J. Quinton Johnson ("Everyone Wants Some") as Marco, Beau "Casper" Smart ("Step Up 3D") as Billy, Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") as Vivian Pressman and Billy Dee Williams ("Star Wars") as Tito.
LONG STRANGE TRIP (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/26/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, January 2017) Amazon Studios today announced it has acquired Long Strange Trip, an unprecedented four hour documentary about the Grateful Dead from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive producer Martin Scorsese (Silence). Set to debut May 26 on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK as a six part documentary, with additional territories to be announced, Long Strange Trip probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration. By inventing a unique fusion of folk, jazz, R&B, avant-garde experimentation, world music and rock and roll, they earned the devotion of the most committed fan base in the music business, while gleefully disdaining every cliché of pop success. The world premiere of Long Strange Trip will take place at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir, as well as Trixie Garcia will be in attendance.
I'M DYING UP HERE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, February 2017) The new one-hour SHOWTIME series I'M DYING UP HERE explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. The series delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience 'dying' for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson. I'M DYING UP HERE stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show), and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) as part of a large ensemble cast. This fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians is mentored by "Goldie" (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. For Goldie and her crew, there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh. Recurring guest stars include Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings), Brianne Howey (Horrible Bosses 2), Jon Daly (Kroll Show), and Ginger Gonzaga (Togetherness). Guest stars include Emmy nominee Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), Oscar nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), with Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Martian) and Emmy Award nominee Alfred Molina (Chocolat). Produced by SHOWTIME, I'M DYING UP HERE is created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte, and executive produced by Michael Aguilar and Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey, along with Christina Wayne for Endemol Shine Studios and Assembly Entertainment. The series is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder. The pilot is written by Flebotte and directed by Jonathan Levine.
I'M SORRY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, January 2017) Created by and starring Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes, Sleeping with Other People), truTV's scripted half-hour comedy series I'm Sorry premieres Wednesday, June 21, at 10pm ET/PT and follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. Joining Savage in this 10-episode first season are series regulars Tom Everett Scott (Southland) as Andrea's more straitlaced husband Mike and newcomer Olive Petrucci as Andrea and Mike's inquisitive daughter Amelia. The series will begin production in Los Angeles in February with several episodes directed by Amy York Rubin. I'm Sorry is produced by Kablamo! and Gloria Sanchez Productions, with Savage, Jessica Elbaum, Jason Zaro, Billy Rosenberg, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer all serving as executive producers.
DANGER & EGGS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, February 2017) Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of fearless D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg named Phillip. D.D., an energetic future stuntwoman, is always chasing her next big thrill. Lucky for her, Phillip is always there with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to more responsibly-and sometimes absurdly-make her thrill seeking dreams come true. Danger & Eggs is created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!) and Shadi Petosky (Mad), produced by Petosky and Chris Hardwick's Puny Entertainment (Yo Gabba Gabba!), and features the voice talents of comedians Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Eric Knobel.