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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
SINISTER MINISTER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/28/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2017) Based on a true story. When single mother Trish falls for charismatic minister DJ, she believes that she and her teenage daughter Siena will finally have the stable home life Trish has always wanted. But Trish doesn't know that DJ is a serial wife killer who is already plotting to get Trish out of the way, desperate to make Siena his next wife. Stars Nikki Howard, Rachel Whittle, Jeff Marchelletta. (2017)
EXPEDITION MUNGO (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 5/28/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2017) When adventure beckons, Mungo is there. Mungo, known as one of the premiere adventure cameramen, has traveled to more than 90 countries to capture the world's wild and wonderful - and sometimes hostile - environments. Mungo now steps in front of the camera to lead viewers on his own adventures, exploring myth and legends he's heard of during his 20 years traveling the world in Animal Planet's new series, EXPEDITION MUNGO, which premieres Sunday, May 28 at 10 PM ET/PT. Throughout Mungo's travels, he encountered locals with fascinating, bone-chilling tales of mythical creatures that have been passed down as legend and lore from generation to generation. Now he leads a trusted team of fellow adventurers to some of the most remote and undiscovered corners of the globe in hopes of separating fact from fiction. On each quest, Mungo meets with eye witnesses, searching for clues and evidence in hopes of capturing these myths and legends on camera to reveal the truth behind some of the wildest stories and most mysterious animals. Mungo and his team will travel the globe in search for answers . . . from Asia to Africa to South America. Legends include: an unidentified dragon-like reptile terrorizing a village in Borneo; a shape-shifting creature that locals in the savanna in Namibia believed to be linked to witchcraft; and a massive lizard in Liberia looking very much like a dinosaur thought to be extinct.
MICHAEL JACKSON: SEARCHING FOR NEVERLAND (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/29/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2017) Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland will premiere on Memorial Day, May 29 at 8pm ET/PT. Told through the eyes of the King of Pop's trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield (Chad Coleman) and Javon Beard (Sam Adegoke), the movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael (Navi, the world's #1 Michael Jackson tribute artist) had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life. Suzanne de Passe, Madison Jones and Robert Teitel executive produce with Dianne Houston directing from a script by Elizabeth Hunter.
POOL KINGS (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, March 2017) Pool Kings showcases how regular backyards can be upgraded with high-end pools and spas fit for resort living. Each episode follows a team of pool craftsmen as they create amazing pools and decks tailored to their clients' wildest imaginations. The series showcases the spectacular and unique features of these one-of-a-kind pools, including miniature sandy beaches with real palm trees, huge infinity-edged hot tubs, gorgeous fountains, fire pits and fabulous entertaining areas.
STILL STAR-CROSSED (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/17 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) A period drama series from Shondaland and ABC Studios picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate. The series is based on the book "Still Star-Crossed" by Melinda Taub.
FEAR{LESS} WITH TIM FERRISS (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, April 2017) AT&T* AUDIENCE Network is premiering its new original series "Fear{less} with Tim Ferriss" on May 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Ferriss, a bestselling author, entrepreneur and renowned investor, will kick off the series with renowned illusionist David Blaine. Filmed in front of a live audience and executive produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Productions, "Fear{less} with Tim Ferriss" will inspire viewers around the world. Ferriss creates a genuine and honest conversation with guests to discuss how they've overcome their fears, dealt with hardships, and crafted unique paths to success.
WORLD OF DANCE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism for a life-altering prize of $1 million. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more. Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough will be at the judges table with Jenna Dewan Tatum set as host/mentor. Handpicked from qualifying events around the nation and thousands of online submissions, competitors are divided into three divisions: Junior (any size act, 17 years old and under), Upper (groups of 1- 4, 18 and older) and Team (groups of 5+, 18 and older). Our panel of experts score the acts using a precise point system developed by World of Dance, using the following criteria: Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity and Presentation. The competition consists of five rounds: Qualifiers, Duels, The Cut, Divisional Final and the World Final. In the first four rounds, dancers only compete within their division, but in the World Final - the winner from each division will compete against each other for the grand prize of $1 million and the title "Best in the World."
BIG STAR LITTLE STAR (USA)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2017) Hosted by Cat Deeley, BIG STAR LITTLE STAR is a celebrity family game show that pairs stars with their kids as they playfully test their knowledge of one another. All in good fun to win money for their chosen charities, each episode will feature three famous families as they reveal hilarious behind-the-scenes moments about their real lives. The series is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with 12 Yard Productions. Series premieres Wednesday, May 31 at 9/8c.
F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSEY, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2017) On Wednesday, May 31, new LIVE series THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY debuts, following the Season Eight premiere of MASTERCHEF (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). On MASTERCHEF, Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi welcome celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez to the judges' panel. The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master. Then, get ready for food, family and fun when Ramsay's bold, new LIVE series, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY, debuts at 9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. Based on his hit U.K. series, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and great cooking with Ramsay's passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series. During each episode, teams of foodie families and friends will battle it out LIVE in a high-stakes cook-off, hoping to impress Ramsay, as well as celebrities, VIPs and other dinner guests. As the LIVE battle heats up, the show will feature Ramsay hosting highly stylized cooking demos and weekly out-of-the-kitchen adventures with fans, foodies and surprise guests. We'll see Gordon at his best inside the kitchen, and at his most mischievous outside the kitchen. With Gordon LIVE, anything can happen!
WRONG BED, THE: NAKED PURSUIT (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 6/2/17 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, April 2017) After losing her job at an insurance company, Stella Williams (Jewel Staite, The Killing) wakes up in a hotel handcuffed to sexy firefighter Owen Michaels (Corey Sevier, Cedar Cove). Messages they left themselves the night before reveal that their lives are in danger. While on the run, flashbacks help Stella put the pieces back together, but before she and Owen can unravel the truth, they are confronted with the reality of their dangerous situation. Based on the book Naked Pursuit by Jill Monroe, part of The Wrong Bed book series, the film is directed by Monika Mitchell and written by Angela Russel and Roma Roth. Executive producers are Roma Roth, Christopher E. Perry, Laura Fleury and Christian Murphy, with Jennifer Wagman as the supervising executive and Lamonda Williams as associate producer.
DEADLY SECRETS BY THE LAKE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 6/2/17 at 10:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, April 2017) Decorated NYPD Detective Jennifer Riley (Stefanie Von Pfetten, Shooter) returns to her hometown of Thornwood Heights after her sister Lauren (Ferelith Young, Orphan) is charged with the murder of her boss Victor Townsend (Andrew Moodie, Total Recall). Over the course of the investigation, Jennifer attempts to make amends with her estranged family and exposes the dark underbelly of a long-suppressed secret that threatens to tear Thornwood Heights apart. The film is produced by Roma Roth, directed by Don McBrearty and written by Al Katrina and Roma Roth. Executive producers are Roma Roth, Christopher E. Perry, Laura Fleury and Christian Murphy.
EARTHWORKS (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) There are certain places in the world that hold special meaning to us all, whether it invokes nostalgia, a sense of heritage or it is simply the beauty of an environment that makes its mark on us forever. These are the places that need to be protected, understood and savored so that we are not the only ones to enjoy them with such intensity - they need to be preserved for future generations. Born of that notion, VICELAND, in partnership with Live Nation and Subaru of America, Inc., presents "EARTHWORKS", slated to premiere on Friday, June 2nd at 11pm. The series will be distributed digitally, exclusively by Live Nation. VICELAND took several musicians on singular journeys to locales that are just as important to them as they are to our ecosystem - from the Amazon with Animal Collective to the avocado and butterfly farms in Mexico with Miguel and the Colorado River with Local Natives. In each of these locations, the musicians were given the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the environment and let that deep exploration inform their music and performances.
BILLY DILLEY'S SUPER-DUPER SUBTERRANEAN SUMMER (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/17 at 7:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 7:00 AM-7:30 AM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, May 2017) "Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer," an animated comedy series from Emmy Award-winning director Aaron Springer (Disney's "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts), premieres with multiple airings SATURDAY, JUNE 3 (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD. New episodes will continue to roll out daily through Thursday, June 15. The series follows the adventures of an eccentric science-obsessed seventh-grader, Billy Dilley, and his lab partners Zeke and Marsha, whose summer break takes an unexpected turn when they get stuck in a bizarre, magical world beneath the earth's surface. The first 10 episodes of the series will become available on the Disney XD app and Disney XD VOD platforms beginning Saturday, June 3. Unexpectedly trapped in a new mysterious world, Billy, along with his classmates Zeke and Marsha, must work together to repair his science fair project, "The Cheeserator," in order to get back to the earth's surface. Throughout the series, Billy's curiosity and thirst for knowledge will lead the group on wild and unexpected adventures through the subterranean playground where he will make the most important scientific discovery of all - friendship. Produced by Disney Television Animation, "Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer" stars Springer as Billy, Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants") as Zeke and YouTube star Catherine Wayne ("Animalist") as Marsha.
DESTINATION WEDDING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/3/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Stars: Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids, "Nashville") Ellie (PenaVega) has been painstakingly planning her sister Mandy's destination wedding for the longest time. She is excited as guests begin arriving at the idyllic beach resort but is somewhat nonplussed when one of them turns out to be her ex-boyfriend Greg (Jeremy Guilbaut), who is the groom's best man. When Mandy (Andrea Brooks) and her fiancé don't show up, Ellie and Greg must lie to the guests and assure them everything is okay... when it clearly isn't. With the wedding fast approaching and Mandy's attendance a question mark, Ellie and Greg scramble to stave off disaster while simultaneously falling back in love with each other.
SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/17 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, January 2017) Megyn Kelly, one of America's most prominent news anchors, will join NBC News, it was announced today by Andrew Lack, Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group. Kelly will become anchor of a new one hour daytime program that she will develop closely with NBC News colleagues. The show will air Monday through Friday at a time to be announced in the coming months. As part of the multi-year agreement, Kelly will also anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and will become an important contributor to NBC's breaking news coverage as well as the network's political and special events coverage. Details about both of Kelly's news programs will be unveiled in the coming months.
PERFECT SOULMATE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/4/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2017) On the outside, Sarah Miles appears to have it all: her husband is charming and successful and their daughter Megan is bright and engaging. Having put her once successful career as a published poet on hold to raise Megan, Sarah now shares her writing on her poetry blog. But there's a terrible truth lurking behind the doors of her suburban mansion... despite his polished persona, Sarah's husband is controlling, manipulative, and abusive. Isolated and desperate to escape her marriage, Sarah welcomes the newfound attention of one of her devoted fans, a bookish young woman named Lee Maxson. But as Sarah gets closer to Lee, she begins to discover that she's found an ever more dangerous companion. Stars Cassandra Scerbo, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Scott Gibson. (2017).
BEACH HUNTERS (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2017) From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.
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.
INCREDIBLE EDIBLE AMERICA WITH THE DUNHAMS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, May 2017) Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his food-blogging wife Audrey Dunham are hitting the highway on a culinary road trip of a lifetime, discovering the most delicious and unbelievable dishes across the country on the new series Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams, premiering on Monday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. The husband and wife duo have decided to take advantage of Jeff's touring schedule, and when the comic is not on stage, will be turning their time on the road into an unforgettable food adventure, as they discover some of America's most mouthwatering meals and meet the mastermind chefs that create them. Throughout each of the six half-hour episodes, the couple takes viewers on a culinary adventure visiting restaurants and sweet shops in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Along the way they are joined by some of Jeff's most-loved characters while enjoying some over-the-top edible creations. Whether it is a yard-long sandwich stuffed with everything you can imagine including cheeseburger patties, Philly cheese steak, mozzarella sticks and more (yes, all in one sandwich), or deep-fried tater tots smothered with just about everything in the kitchen, or homemade soft serve ice cream on top of a sugar-coated doughnut cone, the Dunhams learn how local chefs are pushing the limits of culinary creativity to make the most taste bud-tantalizing food.
#MURDER (TV ONE)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, May 2017) TV One's popular True Crime Monday line-up will include a new show that explores crimes with a deadly connection to technology and social media when it premieres #Murder on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10 p.m. ET. "#Murder is a great edition to TV One's True Crime Monday line-up because it reflects the intricate changes that are occurring in our society with the introduction of new technologies," said Tia Smith, Sr. Director, Programming at TV One and #Murder's Executive in Charge of Production. "Social media can be a blessing, but it can also be a curse. In this series, we present real life situations where use of the Internet and various social media platforms were used to commit unspeakable crimes along with being a substantial tool to solve them." Crime goes viral in this cutting-edge investigative series that examines crime with a deadly connection to technology and social media. Whether the killer met the victim online, posted incriminating details on his Facebook page, or the cops used social media to hunt down the perpetrator, each episode of #Murder examines how homicide - like everything else in this day and age - has gone digital.
DAYTIME DIVAS (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2017) Every weekday at noon, Maxine (Vanessa Williams), Mo (Tichina Arnold), Heather (Fiona Gubelmann), Kibby (Chloe Bridges), and Nina (Camille Guaty) - hosts of "The Lunch Hour," the long-running women's talk show - gather around the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip. But behind the scenes, it's even juicier - a backstage world filled with power struggles, diva fits, and steamy affairs. Inspired by the book Satan's Sisters... A Novel of Fiction by Star Jones, television personality, lawyer and journalist.
DEVIL'S CANYON (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2017) Deep in the bush of British Columbia there is a new gold rush happening in area known as Devil's Canyon. Hundreds of millions of dollars in gold are waiting for anyone who is willing to risk their life to get it. Extreme prospectors Boyce Goff, Ben van der Valk and John Belchik travel separately into the areas of Devil's Canyon that are far beyond the reach of big mining companies, in search of the next big pay streak. No roads, no trails, no camera crew, no help. It's man vs. nature in one of the harshest environments on Earth, all for the chance to steal the Devil's gold.
JIM JEFFERIES SHOW, THE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2017) The Jim Jefferies Show will take on culture and politics with an unapologetic, honest and international approach. Each week, Jefferies will tackle the week's top stories from behind his desk and travel the globe to far-off locations to provide an eye opening look at hypocrisy around the world. Featuring interviews, international field pieces, and man on the ground investigations, Jefferies will cover the most controversial issues, all through the lens of his distinctive brand of comedy.
LITTLE WOMEN ATLANTA: MONIE GETS MARRIED (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/17 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2017) The newest addition to the Little Women franchise features the big nuptials of Monie and Morlin from Little Women: Atlanta. Monie has finally been proposed to by the man of her dreams, and is embarking on her journey to wedded bliss. Her plans for a fantasy wedding, however, are quickly derailed as she confronts the gang with her bridal party plans and a family conflict could mean her dream of having her stepfather walk her down the aisle might not come true. When an emergency phone call comes in from Monie's wedding planner and Morlin MIA from his Bachelor party, will Monie's wedding be saved?
AMERICAN BOYBAND (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) Thursday, June 8 @ 10:30 PM marks the debut of "AMERICAN BOYBAND (WT)." The show stars Kevin Abstract, the front-man of the Brockhampton collective - a group of young musicians and artists (self-described as an all-American boy band) who all met on a Kanye West fan forum and have since come together under the same roof in South Central, Los Angeles. The show accompanies them on Abstract's first-ever headlining tour across North America. While on the road, the group also shoots their own film project featuring Kevin's alter ego, "Helmet Boy," with aspirations to pitch it as a series for VICELAND. AMERICAN BOYBAND takes viewers into the mind of these budding young artists as they strive to achieve and understand fame in the internet age.
LE MANS: RACING IS EVERYTHING (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, May 2017) The Amazon Original Unscripted Series Le Mans: Racing is Everything premieres Friday, June 9 on Amazon Prime Video. From London based production company New Black Films, the limited series explores what is known as "the Mount Everest of motorsports," the grueling, non-stop 24-hour car race that has taken place annually in Le Mans, France since 1923. Le Mans: Racing is Everything offers unprecedented access to the entire 24 hours of the race, while exploring the storied legacy of Le Mans and the generations of drivers who have braved the course. Le Mans: Racing is Everything embeds with teams Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, Aston Martin and Rebellion as they race to build their cars and compete in what is one of the highest attended single-day sporting events in the world. Featured drivers include Australian Formula 1 legend Mark Webber; German three-time Le Mans champion André Lotterer; Nico Prost, son of legendary Formula 1 driver Alain Prost; and English teenage gamer Jann Mardenborough, who at the age of 19 was given a slot on Team Nissan after winning an e-Sports racing competition.
WRONG NEIGHBOR, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/10/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2017) A recently separated father and his teenage daughter become the deadly obsession of their neighbor -- a beguiling, deranged young woman willing to do whatever's necessary to take her rightful place as their wife and mother. Stars Michael Madsen, Andrea Bogart and Steve Richard Harris, Cristine Prosperi, Ashlynn Yennie. (2017).
BRIDAL BOOT CAMP (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/10/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Stars: Pascale Hutton ("When Calls the Heart," "Sanctuary"), Kavan Smith ("When Calls the Heart," "Supernatural") Fitness instructor Molly Winters (Hutton) runs the very popular Bridal Boot Camp, helping prospective brides-to-be get in shape, mind, body and soul, for their big day. But things get complicated when she meets Nick (Smith), the fiancé of one of her new "recruits," and sparks fly. As Molly's feelings for Nick grow, she finds herself trying to help someone else get ready to marry the man she is falling in love with.
MENENDEZ: BLOOD BROTHERS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/11/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2017) Stars Courtney Love, Nico Tortorella, Myko Olivier, Benito Martinez; Based on the true story, the movie explores the inner lives and motivation behind the murders of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife Kitty at the hands of their sons Lyle and Erik in 1989. The movie will also reveal new details about the extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father's hands, all while their mother looked the other way. The film is executive produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and the script is written by Abdi Nazemian. Charles Pugliese also executive produces.
CLAWS (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2017) TNT's Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a Central Florida nail salon. Niecy Nash (Getting On, The Soul Man), Carrie Preston (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz), Jenn Lyon (Justified), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Karrueche Tran (The Nice Guys), Jason Antoon (Famous in Love), Kevin Rankin (Dallas Buyers Club, Friday Night Lights), Jack Kesy (The Strain) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) star in the hour-long dramedy, which is slated to launch across TNT's television, mobile and digital platforms on Sunday, June 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. At the center is salon owner Desna (Niecy Nash), who lives with and cares for her mentally ill twin brother, Dean (Harold Perrineau). Desna's staff includes best friend Jennifer (Jenn Lyon), a tenuously sober ex-party girl raising two children from previous relationships; Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes), Desna's enigmatic driver who also provides security for the salon; Polly (Carrie Preston), a mild-mannered preppy who recently served time in prison for identity theft; and Virginia (Karrueche Tran), who makes no effort to hide her boredom and impatience with her job. Adding chaos to the Nail Artisan mix is Roller (Jack Kesy), a gangstered-out redneck who runs a barely legal pain clinic and uses Desna's nail salon to launder their obscene profits; Bryce (Kevin Rankin), Jennifer's husband who is also newly sober and trying to stay legit by working as an abundance coach; Dr. Ken Brickman (Jason Antoon), a bona fide doctor at a decidedly un-bona fide drug clinic; and Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris), a dangerous Dixie Mafia crime boss who is deeply Catholic and actively bisexual.
STEVE HARVEY'S FUNDERDOME (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) "Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME," from Mark Burnett, is a seed-funding competition reality series where two budding entrepreneurs go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies. In each of the 13 episodes, the audience will represent the "customer" and, as the customer is always right, they will be voting to determine the winner. But, in each round, following the pitches and before Steve Harvey reveals the results of the crowd's majority vote, the entrepreneurs will face a major dilemma: one of the entrepreneurs is allowed to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount. But if an entrepreneur cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round - a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it.
PUTIN INTERVIEWS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, May 2017) Showtime Documentary Films will release THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, a revealing series of interviews between renowned filmmaker Oliver Stone and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who has reemerged as the central antagonist and wild card to the United States on the world stage. THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS will have its world television premiere on SHOWTIME over four consecutive nights starting on Monday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Granted unprecedented access to both Putin's professional and personal worlds, Oscar(R)-winning writer and director Oliver Stone (Platoon, Snowden), with the help of his longtime documentary producer Fernando Sulichin, interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times over the course of two years, most recently in February following the U.S. presidential elections. Since first becoming the president of Russia in 2000, Putin has never before spoken at such length or in such detail to a Western interviewer, leaving no topic off limits. In scope and depth, THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS recalls The Nixon Interviews, the series of conversations between David Frost and Richard Nixon that aired in the spring of 1977, 40 years ago.
SUPERHUMAN (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/17 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2017) Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring the return of Mary Murphy as judge, alongside Nigel Lythgoe, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE enters its 14th season on Monday, June 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America's votes and the title of America's Favorite Dancer. An additional judge will be announced soon. Following SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, get ready to have your mind blown when SUPERHUMAN premieres at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. Hosted by actor Kal Penn, and featuring panelists Mike Tyson, Christina Milian and Dr. Rahul Jandial, this jaw-dropping series of one-hour episodes tests the abilities of ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize. In each episode, five contestants who possess a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and more, are challenged to push their skills to the limit, yet only one will take home the title of SUPERHUMAN and the $50,000 grand prize.
AMAZING MONKEYS (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, May 2017) Journey back in time to retrace the astonishing rise of monkeys and uncover the amazing stories of what has made the world's primates one of the most successful groups of creatures on Earth for almost 60 million years. Hosted by biologist Patrick Aryee, AMAZING MONKEYS tells the story of primate evolution and takes us on a journey along the bizarre and miraculous branches of the primate family tree. Join Patrick as he travels to wild locations in Asia, Africa and Central and South America to get eye-to-eye with some of the world's most charismatic and mischievous monkeys. AMAZING MONKEYS premieres on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. AMAZING MONKEYS tells the primate narrative through intimate monkey encounters, stunning wildlife photography, field demonstrations and a CGI family tree. Four mighty monkey dynasties are uncovered: prosimians, Old World monkeys, New World monkeys and apes. Each group has split from one another over centuries, and each has its own story of epic migrations, lost lands, mass extinctions, marooned beasts and incredible animal characters.
EMOGENIUS (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, May 2017) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of its newest game show, EMOGENIUS, hosted by Hunter March (AwesomenessTV). The show debuts Wednesday, June 14 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8pm CT) with back-to-back episodes. EMOGENIUS is a new half-hour comedic game show based on communication that uniquely taps into the massive popularity of emojis and text messaging. The show features two pairs of contestants who face off to put their emoji-solving skills to the test for a chance to win $10,000. Contestants will first have to decode a series of pop culture inspired emoji messages, followed by a round of sending each other strings of emojis in the hope that their partner can guess the message. Finally, only one team will advance to the bonus round, where they'll trade off sending and guessing rapid fire emoji messages for a chance to win $10,000. Viewers at home will also have a chance to further test their emoji-solving skills with the online EMOGENIUS game at GSNTV.com, launching in tandem with the show's premiere.
BLOOD DRIVE (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2017) Get uncomfortable... ! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, BLOOD DRIVE is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles' last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline... these cars run on human blood! The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin ("Underworld Awakening"), David Straiton ("Bates Motel") and Frederik Malmberg ("Let Me In"), along with producer Mark Wheeler ("Becoming"). James Roland ("Weeds") created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.
WEDDING MARCH 2, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/17/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Stars: Jack Wagner ("When Calls the Heart," "The Bold and the Beautiful"), Josie Bissett ("The Secret Life of an American Teenager," "Melrose Place") In the follow-up to last year's "The Wedding March," where former college sweethearts Olivia (Bissett) and Mick (Wagner) unexpectedly reunited, the two become partners in running a wedding resort. As they work side by side in this new venture, they learn that although their business relationship is flawed and not working there just may be romance in their future.
MY MOTHER AND OTHER STRANGERS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2017) Set in rural Northern Ireland during World War II, this drama follows Rose Coyne (Hattie Morahan, Sense and Sensibility) and her family as the US Army sets up a base nearby. Rose finds herself acting as peacekeeper between the disgruntled locals and the airbase ... and drawn to a handsome young captain (Aaron Staton, Mad Men).
AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, April 2017) The war on drugs has cost America $1 trillion in a bizarre history that spans five decades. With prisons overflowing and heroin use reaching epidemic levels, HISTORY's "America's War on Drugs" uncovers the origins of the drug war and its unexpected effects on American culture, institutions and politics. The eight-hour, four consecutive night limited documentary series premieres Sunday, June 18 at 9PM ET/PT and concludes on Wednesday, June 21 at 9PM ET/PT on HISTORY. "America's War of Drugs" is an immersive trip through the last five decades, uncovering how the CIA, obsessed with keeping America safe in the fight against communism, allied itself with the mafia and foreign drug traffickers. In exchange for support against foreign enemies, the groups were allowed to grow their drug trade in the United States. The series explores the unintended consequences of when gangsters, war lords, spies, outlaw entrepreneurs, street gangs and politicians vie for power and control of the global black market for narcotics - all told through the firsthand accounts of former CIA and DEA officers, major drug traffickers, gang members, noted experts and insiders.
KEVIN HART PRESENTS: THE NEXT LEVEL (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2017) Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level is Hart's newest series showcasing the next generation of stand-up comics. Filmed at the historic Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, The Next Level elevates these budding stars with Hart's superstar stamp of approval.
RENO, SET, GO! (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, May 2017) Who doesn't love rewarding a family member or close friend for constantly going the extra mile to brighten up your day? In Discovery Family's new original series RENO, SET, GO!, premiering Monday, June 19 at 10/9c, everyday people, who've been thrown a curveball or two from life, get the ultimate surprise when friends and family work together to pull off a covert room makeover designed just for them. New episodes of the series air Mondays at 10/9c on Discovery Family and stream live on Discovery Family GO, the network's TV Everywhere app offering live and on demand access to your favorite Discovery Family series and specials. Episodes will also be available on demand the following day on Discovery Family GO. In each 30-minute episode of RENO, SET, GO!, produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, co-founded by Jonathan and Drew Scott, a family and a team of expert crafters led by designer Cheryl Torrenueva and contractor Roger Morin perform a top-secret renovation for an unsuspecting homeowner while they are purposely kept out of the house. Nominated by their spouse or family member, each unknowing party thinks it's just another normal day, but little do they know that they are about to receive an incredible makeover in one major area of their house from a special team of designers, contractors and numerous accomplices paving the way. From start to finish it's a family affair and all hands are on deck as everyone works together to plan the design and execute a custom room renovation in under 36 hours.
LITTLE BIG SHOTS: FOREVER YOUNG (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) Following up on the phenomenal success of "Little Big Shots," in which kids brought their amazing talents to a primetime audience, "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" is where young-at-heart seniors will showcase their hidden talents, vibrant personalities and incredible wisdom. The comedy/variety series, from Warner Horizon Television, will be executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and series host Steve Harvey. As the #1 new series last season among total viewers and the most watched new alterative show in six years, "Little Big Shots" showcased the talent and comedy of the very young. Now the spotlight turns to America's seniors, where Harvey will showcase undiscovered rare talents and hysterical encounters with musicians, singers, dancers and every form of "elderkind" in the country. With many years of experience and wisdom, these seniors are sure to delight the audience with their strong opinions, incredible talent, and heartwarming stories.
OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF DANGER (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, May 2017) The laws of physics are absolute. They bind us together, tether us to Earth and govern everything we do, yet we rarely think about them. In the new Science Channel series OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF DANGER, adventurer Todd Sampson puts his faith in science to the ultimate test through a series of epic and potentially deadly experiments. OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF DANGER, premiering Wednesday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, shows that it is one thing to believe in science, but another to literally trust it with your life. In each of the six 30-minutes episodes, Todd, who once completed an unguided ascent to the top of Mount Everest, puts himself in a death-defying situation, however, the laws of physics dictate that he will escape unscathed. Todd calls upon leading physicists and experts who guarantee that the science behind each experiment is irrefutable, absent of human error.
BOY BAND (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) "Boy Band," is a new series where talented singers battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. And for the first time ever, viewers at home will vote for their favorite five band members, live, creating a group America can truly call its own. The 10-episode series will capture the audition process and behind-the-scenes excitement where young vocal talents compete for a chance to show the world that they have what it takes to win a coveted spot in the band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
GONG SHOW, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Get ready for the return of television's most irreverent talent show competition, "The Gong Show," executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett. Every episode will celebrate unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage. A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.
MIST, THE (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, April 2017) When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test in THE MIST, a new 10 episode serialized drama premiering Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT on Spike. Based on a story by Stephen King, THE MIST has been re-imagined for television by Executive Producer and Writer Christian Torpe and produced for Spike by TWC-Dimension Television. Spike's THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. THE MIST stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.
GLOW (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, May 2017) GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
MY FAVORITE WEDDING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/24/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Stars: Maggie Lawson ("The Great Indoors," "Psych") Potential Northwestern fellow Tess Harper (Lawson) lasers through her best friend's wedding planning like the star doctor she hopes to soon become. In fact, Tess puzzles through any problem - provided it's not her own. When she meets divorce lawyer and groom's best friend, Michael, Tess maneuvers around him like a gurney in the emergency room until she discovers this best man has a few moves of his own.
PRIME SUSPECT: TENNISON (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2017) This cinematic three-part drama portrays the early career of one of television's most iconic detectives, Jane Tennison - the role that established Dame Helen Mirren as a household name in the groundbreaking MASTERPIECE series "Prime Suspect." Stefanie Martini stars.
TALES (BET)
· [series premiere] · 6/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, May 2017) TALES: From executive producer Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo comes a new series that takes hip hop records and creates mini-movies that take you on a cinematic adventure through the song. Season premieres Tuesday, June 27th at 10PM ET with "F*ck The Police."
HOOD ADJACENT WITH JAMES DAVIS (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2017) Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, one block away from where "shit goes down," James Davis shares his perspective on the world he grew up in and the world he grew up next to. Hood Adjacent with James Davis explores contemporary urban topics through a unique, hybrid style of comedy that bridges the gap between urban and mainstream comedy.
WHO KILLED TUPAC? (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, May 2017) A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched 'Biography' banner.The three-hour, deeply personal biography will allow the late Christopher Wallace to narrate his own incredible life story by employing exclusive archival footage and audio recordings that have never been heard before as well as new interviews by those who loved him most. In addition, A&E will also premiere the six-part limited series "Who Killed Tupac?" which will follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation twenty years after the death of the dynamic and influential rapper and actor.The first two hours of "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." will kick-off on Wednesday, June 28 at 9PM ET/PT with the final hour airing Thursday, June 29 at 8:00PM ET/PT directly followed by "Who Killed Tupac?" which will premiere its first of six installments on Thursday, June 29 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E.
BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) The '70s and '80s television pop-culture classic, "Battle of the Network Stars," is revived when it returns to television this summer. "Battle of the Network Stars" is a nostalgic throwback to the original series where TV celebrities blended athleticism with hilarious antics. The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games. Viewers can look forward to seeing a fresh take at some of the classic show's sporting "events" like Tug o' War, the Obstacle Course and the Dunk Tank. In the original "Battle of the Network Stars," TV stars representing the three major networks at that time - ABC, CBS and NBC - teamed up to compete in physical challenges that were originally broadcast on ABC starting in 1976 and continuing for 13 years. Legendary sports broadcaster Howard Cosell hosted all but one of those 19 episodes, commenting on the action with a semi-serious version of the style for which he was famous.
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.
GYPSY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, May 2017) Today, Netflix debuted the first look images for its upcoming ten-part psychological thriller, Gypsy. The series follows Jean Halloway (Naomi Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients' lives. As the borders of Jean's professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds. In addition to Watts, Gypsy also stars Billy Crudup (Spotlight) as Jean's husband Michael Halloway, Sophie Cookson (Kingsman) as Sydney, Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jean's patient Allison, and Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) and Jean's patient Sam. Gypsy was written by Hollywood newcomer, Lisa Rubin. The series is directed by Fifty Shades Of Grey's Sam Taylor Johnson as well as Victoria Mahoney and Coky Giedroyc. It is produced for Netflix by Universal Television and executive produced by Lisa Rubin, Naomi Watts, Sean Jablonski, and Liza Chasin.
SNOWFALL (FX)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, May 2017) Snowfall, the new FX drama series about the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles, will premiere on Wednesday, July 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner. Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
LIFE OF KYLIE (E!)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 7/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2017) As the successful CEO/Founder of Kylie Cosmetics, style icon, fashion designer, social media magnate, author and philanthropist, Kylie Jenner is a global force to be reckoned with. Despite growing up on E!'s hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," being recently named one of the most influential teens by TIME Magazine and is loved and admired by fans all over the world, Kylie rarely reveals what happens in her day-to-day world. "Life of Kylie" premieres with two back-to-back episodes Thursday, July 6 at 10pm ET/PT on E! With a social media following of 175 million across Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it seems as though Kylie's every move has been documented. However, fans will see a different side of Kylie only her closest confidantes see in the eight episode, half-hour series. Kylie's role as the head of her eponymous cosmetics line will be highlighted and viewers will get an insider's look at how she runs her beauty brand. From concepting, formulating and testing the products, to engaging with her fans to announce new launches.
REAL ESTATE WARS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, May 2017) Bravo Media's new docu-series, "Real Estate Wars," premiering Thursday, July 6th at 10pm ET/PT, brings the cut-throat world of real estate in Orange County to life. With limited inventory in a premium area, this series follows two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, as they fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy enclave. It's the ultimate turf battle in the O.C., and things get tense when realty and reality collide. John McMonigle was formerly the number one real estate agent in the country, but lost everything when the real estate market crashed, ultimately forcing him into bankruptcy. John, never a man to stay down, rebuilt his empire with five ambitious agents to create The McMonigle Team, with one of their primary goals being to beat The Relegance Group. Relegance is made up of five zealous agents, including the "real estate queen" of Orange County, Jojo Romeo, who happens to have a contentious past with John. As an estranged employee of John's, she became determined to join Relegance and help them become the #1 team in the O.C. However, it's a small world, and when they vie for the same high end clients, limited listings and large commissions, the competition can be ruthless. With 10 agents, eccentric clients, multi-million-dollar deals, old vendettas, and one common goal of winning, all is fair in real estate and war.
TOUR DE PHARMACY (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 7/8/17 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2017) In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport's most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year's competition was a hornet's nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, TOUR DE PHARMACY gives an inside look into the grim realities of the darkest event in a sport notoriously tainted by controversy. Starring and executive produced by Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"; HBO's "7 Days In Hell"), and written and executive produced by Murray Miller ("King of the Hill"; HBO's "Girls"), this fictional, none-too-serious look at that sordid event debuts SATURDAY, JULY 8 (10:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals. Among the notables making appearances in TOUR DE PHARMACY are: John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Orlando Bloom, Freddie Highmore, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Julia Ormond, Dolph Lundgren, James Marsden, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fielder, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Joe Buck, Mike Tyson, J.J. Abrams, Phylicia Rashad, Chris Webber, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Lance Armstrong.
DEFIANT ONES, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2017) HBO has confirmed that THE DEFIANT ONES will debut SUNDAY, JULY 9 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), with other new episodes debuting successive nights, July 10, 11 and 12, at the same time. Set amid many of the defining events of the past four decades, this four-part documentary event tells the stories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, their improbable partnership and their leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. Directed by Allen Hughes, who conducted extensive interviews with both men, the show also includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am. THE DEFIANT ONES also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.
LOVE FINDS ITS WAY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 7/9/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2017) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces the start of production on "Love Finds Its Way," a two-hour Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere, shooting in Vancouver and set to premiere exclusively on the network, Sunday, July 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT) as part of the network's highly-rated GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS franchise. Catherine Bell ("Good Witch") executive produces and stars in "Love Finds Its Way," which also co-stars Victor Webster ("Girlfriends Guide to Divorce"). "Love Finds Its Way" is part of Hallmark Movie & Mysteries' GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS, a top-rated, annual July programming event on the network. In "Love Finds Its Way," Jane Evans is a single mother dead set on protecting her teenage daughter Betsy from the harsh realities of life. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane tries her best to steer Betsy away from heartache. Little does Jane realize she and her daughter are about to learn important lessons of the heart and that taking chances can sometimes lead to the most extraordinary happy endings.
CANDY CRUSH (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) CANDY CRUSH, the new live action game show based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise premieres Sunday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology to conquer CANDY CRUSH and be crowned the champions. Matt Kunitz, Peter Levin, Russell Binder, Nicki Sheard, VP Brand at King, and Sebastian Knutsson are executive producers for Pulse Creative in association with Lionsgate Television, King Ltd. and CBS Television Studios. Knutsson is King's Chief Creative Officer and is one of the founders of the company. He created Candy Crush Saga.
WILL (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2017) TNT is about to take viewers back in time to Elizabethan England to tell the wild, rowdy story of young William Shakespeare in the brand new drama series Will. Newcomer Laurie Davidson plays the title role in this period drama told in a bold, contemporary style and played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all of Shakespeare's recklessness, lustful temptations and tortured brilliance. Also starring are Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mattias Inwood (The Shanara Chronicles), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga), William Houston (Sherlock Holmes), Lukas Rolfe (Grantchester), Max Bennett (The Hollow Crown) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers). Will is slated to launch on Monday, July 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) across TNT's U.S. platforms. As Will opens, a young William Shakespeare (Davidson) has just arrived onto the punk-rock theatre scene in 16th century London. It is in this seductive, violent world that his raw talent faces rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous sideshows. Attracted to Will's naïve genius is Alice Burbage (DeJonge), the talented, beautiful and rebellious daughter of James Burbage (Meaney), the carpenter whose vision led him to build the first theatre in London since Roman times. Despite being the daughter of an impresario, Alice is forbidden by society from pursuing a career in the theatre. Her brother Richard Burbage (Inwood) is innately talented as well, but too much in love with himself and prone to overact. But a chance encounter at the theatre leads him to team up with Will in what would soon become the greatest actor-writer partnership the world has ever seen. Rounding out Will's cast of characters are playwright, poet and chief Shakespeare rival Christopher Marlowe (Bower) and wealthy and notorious law enforcer Richard Topcliffe (Bremner).
BOLD TYPE, THE (FREEFORM)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 7/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, April 2017) "The Bold Type" reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women's magazine, "Scarlet." The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion. "The Bold Type" will have a special two-hour premiere on TUESDAY, JULY 11, at 9:00 p.m. EDT. The series stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, editor in chief of Scarlet Magazine. The series has started production in Montreal, Canada. "The Bold Type" is executive produced by Sarah Watson, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer, Victor Nelli Jr. and Joanna Coles. Holly Whidden and Matt McGuinness are co-executive producers. The series is a Universal Television and The District production.
HOLLYWOOD PUPPET SH!T SHOW, THE (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Fuse's press release, March 2017) True untold celebrity stories reenacted by marionette puppets. Joe Jonas (DNCE), Gina Rodriquez (Jane the Virgin) and Amanda Cerney (Internet Famous) are among the talent lined up for this series. Show is executive produced by Wilmer Valderrama, WV Entertainment (Charming, Yo' Momma, Douglas Family Gold, Buggin Out, The Ricardo Laguna Project) and eOne (Ransom, Ice, Rogue, You Me Her, Hell on Wheels, Mary Kills People and Designated Survivor from eOne's The Mark Gordon Company).
SALVATION (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) The new suspense thriller SALVATION premieres Wednesday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The series centers on tech superstar Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery - that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. SALVATION stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja and Ian Anthony Dale. Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, who wrote the script (based on the story by Matt Wheeler), are executive producers along with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Peter Lenkov and Stuart Gillard for CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Esposados") will direct and serve as executive producer on the first episode.
AMAZING SPACE (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, March 2017) Amazing Space stars Eric Griffin as he finds the surprising extra square footage in homes where the owners didn't know it existed. Each episode features Eric as he pinpoints quirky little spaces under the stairs for storage or maximizes the odd layouts in attics and basements. In the end, he gives homeowners beautiful and functional new areas for home offices and bonus rooms.
I'M SORRY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2017) Created by comedian and actress Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes), the series 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 the 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 is produced by Savage, Joey Slamon, Gloria Sanchez's Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay and Kablamo's Jason Zaro, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Billy Rosenberg.
HOOTEN & THE LADY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, March 2017) Premiering Thursday, July 13 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET) and spanning eight hour-long episodes, HOOTEN & THE LADY tells the story of two globetrotting treasure hunters who set out to recover priceless legendary artifacts. Hooten is a smooth-talking, yet foolhardy, lone wolf, who often finds himself in sticky situations. Lady Alexandra is an aristocrat and British Museum curator who, despite being straight-laced, is eager to follow in the footsteps of history's great archaeologists and venture to uncharted lands. Meeting in the thick of the Amazon jungle, they form an unlikely partnership as they travel the globe in pursuit of hidden treasures. Natural opposites, they soon find they don't get on. However, expediency and danger draw them together as they head to locations including; Bhutan, Moscow, Rome and Egypt on the trail of mysterious missing relics. Hooten & The Lady is produced by Red Planet Pictures and the lead director is Colin Teague. It is executive produced by Tony Jordan and Simon Winstone for Red Planet Pictures and Cameron Roach for Sky, with Caroline Levy as series producer. This nail-biting series follows the escapades of maverick adventurer Hooten, played by Michael Landes ("CSI," "Love Soup") and fearless historical expert Lady Alexandra, portrayed by Ophelia Lovibond ("Elementary," "Guardians of the Galaxy").
FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) A group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another Friends from College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.The series is executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Neighbors: Sorority Rising, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), who also directed all eight episodes. Francesca Delbanco serves as an EP and writer.
REMEMBER ME (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2017) Watch Michael Palin's portrayal of pensioner Tom Parfitt, who stages a fall in his eerie Yorkshire home in order to escape into residential care, leading to a chilling and macabre mystery.
FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, May 2017) HGTV is rolling out the newest installment in its Flip or Flop franchise - Flip or Flop Atlanta. Premiering on Thursday, July 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode series follows expert flippers Ken and Anita Corsini as they transform rundown properties into charming southern homes. With Anita's real estate and design expertise and Ken's know-how as a licensed contractor, no project is too big for this reno-savvy duo in Atlanta, a market that Forbes magazine ranked among the top 10 for real estate investment. "The success of HGTV's original Flip or Flop and Flip or Flop Vegas set the stage for Flip or Flop Atlanta," said John Feld, senior vice president of programming for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. "Now we will get an inside look at the profitable real estate opportunities in this booming Southeast market." "Atlanta has some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the country," said Anita. "We take pride in making it a little more beautiful with each house we flip."
DESCENDANTS 2 (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
DESCENDANTS 2 (DISNEY XD)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
DESCENDANTS 2 (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
DESCENDANTS 2 (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
DESCENDANTS 2 (ABC)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
RAVEN'S HOME (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2017) "Raven's Home," a sitcom for kids and families that brings powerhouse star Raven-Symoné back to Disney Channel to reprise the role of Raven Baxter from the iconic comedy series "That's So Raven," premieres FRIDAY, JULY 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, and will be available on the Disney Channel App, VOD and Disney Channel YouTube (12:01 a.m. EDT). The linear debut of "Raven's Home" will immediately follow the television premiere of the highly anticipated "Descendants 2" (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). New episodes of "Raven's Home" will air Fridays (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel, beginning July 28. All four seasons of "That's So Raven" will be available on-demand on the Disney Channel App and VOD THURSDAY, JUNE 1. Raven's castmate Anneliese van der Pol also reprises her role of free-spirited Chelsea in the new series, which finds the longtime best friends each divorced with kids of their own. The single moms come together to help raise their children - Raven's 11-year-old twins Booker and Nia, Chelsea's 9-year-old son Levi - in one chaotic, but fun household that often includes the twin's best friend and neighbor Tess. Raven still catches glimpses of the future, but she's not the only one in the family who does - Booker has the same ability. While Booker uses his newly found power to try and make sense of middle school and his new family life, Raven uses her power to help her be a better mom, a great fashion designer and an awesome friend. Hilarity ensues as Raven and Booker's visions collide, but no matter the situation, they figure everything out together as one big happy family. Also starring are Issac Ryan Brown ("black-ish," "Miles from Tomorrowland") as overly confident but loveable Booker; Navia Robinson ("Being Mary Jane") as independent, no-nonsense Nia; Jason Maybaum ("Superstore ") as savvy, wise-beyond-his-years Levi; and Sky Katz ("America's Got Talent") as Booker and Nia's gutsy best friend and neighbor Tess.
STORY OF A GIRL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/23/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2017) Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick makes her directorial debut with Lifetime's Story of a Girl, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr, premiering July 23rd at 8pm ET/PT. When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past.Segwick's husband, Kevin Bacon, and daughter Sosie Bacon also star. Story of a Girl is produced by Kikkosview. Sedgwick produces and directs from a script written by Laurie Collyer and Emily Bickford Lansbury, who also produces. The film is produced by Liz Levine and Adrian Salpeter of Random Bench. Ross Katz is executive producer.
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) Based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired "True Blood"), "Midnight, Texas" stars François Arnaud ("The Borgias") as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of Midnight's local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, "Orphan Black"); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, "Luke Cage"); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, "The Vampire Diaries"); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight's secrets having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, "Sex and the City"); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, "True Blood"); Creek, an aspiring writer with big dreams (Sarah Ramos, "Parenthood"); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, who can't resist the pull of a full moon (Yul Vazquez, "Captain Phillips").
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) "Somewhere Between" is a thriller drama series starring Paula Patton ("Warcraft") as Laura Price, a superstar news producer in San Francisco and fiercely loving mom. She isn't crazy: Laura knows her 8-year-old daughter is going to be murdered. She doesn't know who the murderer is, or why she's killed, but she knows exactly when it will happen, where, and how. Despite this, all of her attempts to keep her daughter safe fail, and Serena's fixed, unmovable, terrifying fate keeps her directly in the path of her killer. JR Bourne ("Teen Wolf") will play Tom Price, Laura's powerful yet sensitive husband who is also the city's district attorney; Devon Sawa ("Nikita") as Nico Jackson, a former cop turned private investigator; and newcomer Aria Birch as Serena Price, a big-hearted, untamable child who is always reaching out to others as a new friend.
ROOM 104 (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2017) HBO has confirmed the debut date of the Duplass Brothers-produced half-hour anthology series ROOM 104, which will begin its 12-episode season FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). Set in a single room of an average American motel, ROOM 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode. Actors include: Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff. Directors include: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Patrick Brice, Marta Cunningham, Doug Emmett, Megan Griffiths, Dayna Hanson, Chad Hartigan, Ross Partridge, Sarah Adina Smith and So Yong Kim. Writers include: Xan Aranda & Ross Partridge, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Mark Duplass, Dayna Hanson, Carson Mell and Ross Partridge.
LOVE AT THE SHORE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/29/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Principal photography began in Georgia this week on "Love at the Shore," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, July 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT). "Love At the Shore" stars Amanda Righetti ("Colony," "The Mentalist") and Peter Porte ("Baby Daddy," "The Young and the Restless"). The film also co-stars "Happy the Dog," Hallmark Channel's two-year-old adopted Jack Russell Terrier mix. Happy the Dog is one of two rescued pets belonging to Crown Media Family Networks, and the animals are the heart of the company's mission to showcase the joys shelter pets bring to our lives and to ending pet homelessness. "Love at the Shore" tells the story of author Jenna Thompson (Righetti), a mother of two young children whose summer vacation plans take a turn when the family arrives at their summer rental and meets the neighbor of the adjoining duplex: stubborn, unconventional, and attractive surfer Lucas McKinnon (Porte). Jenna is neat and methodical, while Lucas rolls with and revels in life as it comes. As Lucas and Jenna spend more of the summer together, he finds a softer side of himself while dealing with Jenna and her children and Jenna realizes she may have been too quick to judge a book by its cover.
WHEN NATURE CALLS (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, April 2017) Rattlesnake in your backyard? They can catch it! Moose in your kitchen? No problem! Skunk hiding out in your car engine? Don't sweat it, they'll get it! When wildlife gets too close for comfort, these animal relocators are the people you want to call for help. Follow four teams of animal relocators as they respond to frantic calls for help from people who have come face to face with animals in their own backyards. Their main objective is to keep both animals and people safe. No matter how desperate, outrageous or unbelievable the situation, these rescuers get the job done. From a rogue moose in Alaska to curious skunks under kitchen sinks, these are the real stories of animal relocators.
MANHUNT: UNABOMBER (DISCOVERY)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 8/1/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2017) Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of "Avatar" and "Hacksaw Ridge"), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, "Gangster No. 1," "Captain America: Civil War"). As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber - one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history - but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system. MANHUNT: UNABOMBER is produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Discovery Channel and Trigger Street Productions. Emmy(R) Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes ("Quarry," "Banshee") will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner and Andrew Sodroski, whose "Holland, Michigan" topped Hollywood's famed Black List for screenplays in 2013, created the series and serves as an Executive Producer. Jim Fitzgerald will serve as Consulting Producer.
RUSTIC RENOVATION (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, March 2017) Brothers Chase and Brock Jurgensen star in Rustic Renovation, a series where they renovate family cabins in their northern Minnesota hometown and turn them into stylish living spaces full of rustic charm. As they modernize these old homes, the brothers also find ways to creatively incorporate a few original elements, such as reclaimed wood, into the design to the delight of their clients.
SINNER, THE (USA)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2017) An eight-episode series, THE SINNER follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the "who" or the "what" -- but the "why" -- as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series premieres Wednesday, August 2 at 10/9c.
CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, THE (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2017) This summer, The Chris Gethard Show makes the jump to truTV and, for the first time on national cable - and a first for truTV - it will be broadcast live. In this hour-long call-in talk show, Gethard attempts to ring-lead a panel of comedian friends and oddballs, along with a live studio audience, who participate in games, tackle bizarre stunts, and react to the controlled chaos around them. It's a totally immersive, interactive experience for all. The series, which will broadcast live from New York City, will premiere on truTV Wednesday, August 2 at 11pm ET. It is produced by Funny Or Die with Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Owen Burke, Chris Gethard, JD Amato, Anna Wenger, and AGI Entertainment Media & Management's Brian Stern serving as executive producers.
WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO? (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) On Thursday, August 3 @ 10PM - VICELAND drops the beat with the premiere of "WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO?" a loving send-up of the electronic dance music scene and the network's first fully scripted comedy series. Described as a hybrid of "Louie" and "World Star Hip Hop" crossed with "This Is Spinal Tap," James Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of international DJ superstar Diplo in a show about life as seen through the eyes of guy who can bring 60,000 people to their feet... but kind of sucks one-on-one. "WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO?" is executive produced by Van Der Beek and Diplo, TMWRK's Kevin Kusatsu and Brandon Dermer, who also directs. Content studio Matador also produces the series with Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Jack Turner serving as executive producers.
NUTS + BOLTS (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) Also debuting August 3 at 10:30PM is "NUTS + BOLTS" which follows musician, designer, record and TV producer Tyler, the Creator as he seeks to find out how some of his favorite things are made then endeavors to re-make those things tailored to Tyler's own creative vision. Episodes see Tyler making everything from his own stop-motion animated short to a new kind of breakfast food all with Tyler's inimitable viewpoint and style. "NUTS + BOLTS" is produced by Tyler and Whalerock Industries and is based on a show from Tyler's own Golf Media App.
SHARKNADO 5 (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/6/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, April 2017) The pop culture phenomenon SHARKNADO blows into town this summer... and this time, the shark-infested storms pick up wind as the world braces for the inevitable - a global shark takeover. Will our chainsaw-wielding hero Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and partner in crime April Wexler (Tara Reid) save the world from this jaw snapping-nado... again?
LAST SHOT, THE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) Finally, THE LAST SHOT, premiering August 8 @10PM, is a documentary series that follows the lives of American and Mexican basketball players whose careers have been derailed, as they travel south of the border in search of one last opportunity to make a living playing the game they love. The series follows three teams to cash-prize tournaments all across rural Mexico, where the rules are constantly changing, fights and corruption are common, and cartel involvement is always just beneath the surface. Players experience foreign food, cultural differences and exotic locations, all in the hopes of being spotted by professional scouts, and one last chance to resurrect their broken dreams. THE LAST SHOT is from Goodfight Media and Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions.
MR. MERCEDES (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, May 2017) The new AT&T* AUDIENCE Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, and DIRECTV NOW. "Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies,""Boston Legal," and "Ally McBeal,") wrote and adapted for television and Jack Bender ("Lost," "Under the Dome," "Game of Thrones") directed multiple episodes. The duo serve as executive producers, along with King and Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Sonar Entertainment is producing and distributing worldwide outside the US. "Mr. Mercedes" stars Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter") as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway ("Penny Dreadful") as Brady Hartsfield, Kelly Lynch ("Magic City") as Deborah Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome ("Moonlight") as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence ("Avatar") as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton ("Mercury Rising") as Anthony "Robi" Frobisher, Breeda Wool ("Unreal") as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe ("Francis Ha") as Holly Gibney, and Ann Cusack ("Nightcrawler") as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary Louise-Parker ("Weeds") as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor ("The Truman Show") as Ida Silver. "Mr. Mercedes" follows a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
FIRST IN HUMAN (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2017) From the first use of chemotherapy for cancer, lithium for depression, and immunosuppressive therapy for lupus, NIH'S Building 10 has been at the forefront of the world's medical breakthroughs. FIRST IN HUMAN is an unprecedented look inside Building 10, the nation's largest research hospital, where the medicine of tomorrow is made. The three-part documentary series explores the lives of the doctors, researchers, and patients who together make progress possible in this cutting-edge testing ground. The series is narrated by Emmy(R), Golden Globe(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.
GET SHORTY (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, May 2017) Premium cable network EPIX(R) has set the premiere date for its original series Get Shorty. The 10-episode dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, will debut on EPIX Sunday, August 13 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT. The cast, led by Screen Actors Guild Award(R) and BAFTA TV Award nominee Chris O'Dowd ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy(R) winner Ray Romano ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "Men of a Certain Age," "Parenthood"), includes Sean Bridgers ("Rectify," Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson ("Review"); Goya Robles (11:55); Lucy Walters ("Power") and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus). O'Dowd plays Miles Daly, a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family. There, he meets Rick Moreweather (Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films who is desperately hanging on to the rungs of Hollywood relevancy and begrudgingly becomes Miles' partner and guide through the maze of show business. Along with his criminal associate Louis (Bridgers), Miles attempts to keep his worlds from colliding as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping the suspicions of the crime ring's chief - and production bankroll - Amara (Porto) and her dangerous nephew, Yago (Robles) at bay. Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams (Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick's assistant, as well as Miles' beloved daughter Emma (Dodd) - despite objections from Miles' estranged wife, Katie (Walters).
MARLON (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans ("In Living Color," "Scary Movie"), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all. The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O'Neil.
MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Marvel's press release, May 2017) Marvel's The Defenders which premieres globally on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. The series follows the releases of Marvel's Daredevil , Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist. Marvel's The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist). Additional cast members include Academy-Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Scott Glenn (Stick), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing).
THERE'S... JOHNNY! (SEESO)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Seeso's press release, March 2017) The coming of age story, set in 1970s Los Angeles, when "THE TONIGHT SHOW" first moved from New York to Burbank, is written by Paul Reiser ("MAD ABOUT YOU," "WHIPLASH," "RED OAKS") and David Steven Simon ("THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR," "MAD ABOUT YOU), and Executive Produced by Reiser, Simon and David Gordon Green ("RED OAKS," "VICE PRINCIPALS"), who also will be directing the first two episodes. The Seeso Original Series follows the lives and challenges of Andy (Ian Nelson - "TEEN WOLF," "THE HUNGER GAMES"), a wide-eyed 19-year-old Nebraskan who stumbles his way into a job at "THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON," and Joy (Jane Levy - "DON'T BREATHE," "SUBURGATORY"), a young Talent Coordinator on the show, as they both try to find their way and prove themselves in this period of cultural and political upheaval. The show will touch on major historical events of the time, including the Vietnam War, Nixon, and the strengthening counter-culture, as well the show's status as one of the most popular and important cultural institution of its day. Roger Bart ("DESPARATE HOUSEWIVES"), Tony Danza ("TAXI," "DON JON"), T'keyah Keymah ("THE COSBY SHOW"), Nate Smith ("RED OAKS"), David Hoffman, Daniel Strauss and Andrew Schulz also star.
DISJOINTED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2017) August just got a lot doper on Netflix. Disjointed, a new Netflix original comedy series starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, announced its August 25th premiere today. Disjointed is a 30 minute sitcom from creators Chuck Lorre and former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum. Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization, is finally living her dream as the owner of an Los Angeles cannabis dispensary, Ruth's Alternative Caring. Joining her are three charismatic "budtenders", her entrepreneurial twenty-something year old son and a very troubled security guard. In addition to Bates, the series stars Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dougie Baldwin and Elizabeth Ho.
TICK, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2017) In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The Tick will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 25. The series is created by Ben Edlund, and the cast includes Peter Serafinowicz ("The Tick"), Griffin Newman, and Valorie Curry.
WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 9/4/17 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, April 2017) Inspired by an episode of TV One's original series For My Man, this is the tragic story of Falicia Blakely (Lil Mama), a teen mom who grows up in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of local pimp and predator, Dino (Lance Gross). His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games; and she's forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives. Tami Roman (Basketball Wives, Belle's), Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Big Freedia, and Lil Zane round out the cast. The movie also marks the directing debut of acclaimed actress Tasha Smith (For Better Or For Worse, Empire). The screenplay is executive produced and written by industry veteran Cas Sigers-Beedles, who previously wrote and executive produced the TV One movies Welcome to the Family and Girlfriends Getaway 1 & 2.
VINTAGE REHAB (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, March 2017) Watch Ally Mahon, licensed real estate agent and expert house flipper, as she revives historic Pittsburgh homes in the new series Vintage Rehab. Ally, along with her husband, Buddy, modernize these fixer uppers in ways that maximize each family's home renovation budget. From new kitchens to master baths and updated floorplans, each vintage house becomes a beautiful new family home that also adds value to the neighborhood.
VIETNAM WAR, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/17/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2017) THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide. The first five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, September 17, through Thursday, September 21, and the final five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, September 24, through Thursday, September 28. Each episode will premiere at 8:00 p.m. ET with a repeat broadcast immediately following the premiere (check local listings). Beginning Tuesday, October 3, the series will re-air on a weekly basis through November 28, at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). On September 17, concurrent with the broadcast premiere, the first five episodes of THE VIETNAM WAR will be available for streaming on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast, and the final five episodes will be available beginning September 24. All episodes will remain accessible until October 3, when the series begins its weekly rebroadcast. During the rebroadcast period, each episode will be available to stream for two weeks. PBS station members with Passport, a benefit for donors, offering extended access to a rich library of public television programming can view the entire series (all 10 episodes) beginning September 17 (contact your local PBS station for details). The series will also be available in Spanish and Vietnamese on streaming.
GET KRACKIN (SEESO)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Seeso's press release, March 2017) Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney were barely qualified to host "THE KATERING SHOW" on YouTube so nothing is going to stop them from dumping their mix of social awkwardness and unprofessionalism onto the bright chirpy world of Morning TV.
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night] · 9/25/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) YOUNG SHELDON - For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. THE BIG BANG THEORY's multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet Sheldon in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros. Television. Jon Favreau directed the pilot.
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) ME, MYSELF & I stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man's life over three distinct periods - as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. During these pivotal periods of yesterday, today and tomorrow, Alex always finds a way to move forward with determination and humor, knowing his life story isn't defined by the bad things that happen to him, but instead by how he chooses to deal with them. Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Randall Einhorn (pilot only) are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Einhorn directed the pilot.
9JKL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. As Josh's family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some personal boundaries, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pam Fryman are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot.
LOUDERMILK (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, May 2017) AT&T* AUDIENCE Network's new half-hour scripted original comedy series, "Loudermilk," is premiering Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV NOW. Primary Wave Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce the scripted series. Peter Farrelly ("Dumb and Dumber," "Hall Pass," "There's Something About Mary") and Emmy(R) Award-winning writer Bobby Mort ("The Colbert Report") serve as writer-creators and executive producers. Farrelly, Mort, AUDIENCE Network's Christopher Long, Bart Peters and Primary Wave's Mark Burg and David Guillod will serve as executive producers. Jonathan Schwartz will serve as producer. Farrelly also directed all 10 episodes. "Loudermilk" stars Golden Globe(R) Nominee Ron Livingston ("Office Space") as Sam Loudermilk, Will Sasso ("Happy Gilmore") as Ben, Laura Mennel ("Watchmen") as Allison, Anja Savcic ("I Love You, Beth Cooper") as Claire, Toby Levins ("Fear the Walking Dead") as Carl, Mark Brandon ("Supernatural") as Reardon and Timothy Webber ("Cypher") as Ed. The series centers on Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything. He is unapologetically uncensored, and manages to piss off everyone in his life. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.
S.W.A.T. (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Lin directed the pilot.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 4/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score." "Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus' life. Other historical figures that play prominent roles in the production include Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King Herod.