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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
WHEN NATURE CALLS (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 8/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays 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.
FACE OFF: GAME FACE (SYFY)
· [series premiere - special time] · 8/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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PLANETS, THE (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, July 2017) Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino, a veteran of two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope and four space walks, will host Science Channel's GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE special airing Monday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, Massimino will serve as guide to the definitive series on our closest neighbors in the solar system, THE PLANETS, premiering Tuesday, August 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Each of the eight, hour-long episodes of The Planets will take an in-depth look at Venus, Mars, the newly discovered Planet 9, Exoplanets and others. The series kicks off with an episode on Jupiter, which will look at recent discoveries by NASA's Juno mission that reveal new secrets about this strange world that is more akin to a star than a planet. As scientists uncover what lies beneath Jupiter's violent storms, our understanding of the solar system could change forever.
VANDERPUMP RULES JAX & BRITTANY TAKE KENTUCKY (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, July 2017) Bravo Media serves up farm to TV viewing with "Vanderpump Rules Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky" premiering on Wednesday, August 23 at 9pm ET/PT. The new half-hour series follows notorious bartender, Jax Taylor, and his southern sweetheart, Brittany Cartwright, as they venture to her family's Kentucky farm. Ditching his signature chunky sweater for overalls, city-boy Jax is the ultimate fish out of water as he tries to embrace the southern lifestyle and make a lasting impression on the locals.
SHATTERED (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) When a stone strikes glass, it cracks in all directions before shattering. Crime is the same. Exploring the ripple effects of a single murder on multiple lives, America's leading true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) presents the all-new series, SHATTERED. Each episode unravels a homicide case through three distinct but connected points of view in intimate first-person interviews with those most affected in the minutes, days, and years that follow. Hear from loved ones, witnesses, and law enforcement - many telling their stories for the first time ever - reflecting on how the past continues to haunt the present. SHATTERED airs Wednesdays at 10/9c beginning August 23, exclusively on ID.
KISS OF DEATH (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) KISS OF DEATH tells the true, heart-stopping stories of love gone wrong. Firsthand accounts examine how initial feelings of excitement, desire and passion escalate into the most unthinkable acts of crime. Suspicious signs, strange behaviors and red flags reveal that things are not as rosy as they seem. These ominous signs and clues are pieced together as each hour builds to a final, shocking, deadly act.
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.
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.
HESTON'S FANTASTICAL FOOD (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
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LOVE BLOWS (WE)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, August 2017) WE tv today announced its newest unscripted series, "Love Blows," about a successful Chicago-based matchmaking service, run by a dysfunctional (but loving) family who sometimes let their own relationships cloud their decisions. Premiering on Friday, August 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, the show chronicles the inner dynamics of LuvBizChicago, a family business run by head matchmakers - Lisa and her ex-husband Jim - who have to contend with a staff comprised of wild, young, single matchmakers; Lisa and Jim's own adult children who co-run the business; and the ultimate snag - Jim's former mistress, who is always creating drama for the employees and their clients. The show will air after "Million Dollar Matchmaker," starring Patti Stanger, on Friday nights. The six-episode series is executive produced by Patti Stanger, who also appears in the show.
SUN, SAND & ROMANCE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/26/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, August 2017) Kate (Helfer), a driven accounting executive, heads to Cancun with her boyfriend Eric (Elrod), an equally ambitious land development executive, for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But the getaway they agreed would be 90 percent romance and just 10 percent work becomes anything but that. Upon arrival, Eric learns a prominent real estate developer is a guest in their resort. Wanting to seize the opportunity for potential business, Eric chases this new venture and leaves Kate to her own devices time and again. Luckily, Shep (Campbell), the resort's activities director, is an old friend of Kate's from her camp counselor days and more than willing to help fill her solo hours with fun and adventure. As the old friends spend more time together and reconnect, Kate is reminded of dreams she used to have and finds herself wondering if it's time to change course.
MYSTERIES OF THE MISSING (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/26/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, July 2017) In this day and age of modern technology and surveillance monitoring almost every detail of our lives, it seems inconceivable to us that something or someone could just disappear off the face of the Earth. Now a new Science Channel series, MYSTERIES OF THE MISSING hosted by Emmy(R)-winning actor Terry O'Quinn (Lost, The Patriot), pursues plausible explanations to some of the most infamous disappearances of all time. The series premieres Saturday, August 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. MYSTERIES OF THE MISSING exposes the theories behind what happened on the fateful day of disappearances and what science can now tell us about what really transpired. Investigators, scientists, and experts use cutting-edge technology to decode the unexplainable and seek answers to some of the most puzzling unresolved cold cases in history. The first episode chronicles the biggest aviation mystery of the 21st century, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, and attempt to determine how something so closely monitored could simply vanish.
WIN LOSE OR FAIL (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 8/28/17 at 8:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM EST
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MYSTICONS (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 8/28/17 at 4:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 4:00 PM-4:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, August 2017) A mythic quest to save the world unfolds in Nickelodeon's newest animated series, Mysticons, premiering Monday, August 28, at 4 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Corus Entertainment's premier animation company Nelvana, the half-hour action series rich in story and mythology follows four girls who transform into legendary warriors, Mysticons, who band together to save their realm from evil. The series airs at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through Friday, Sept. 1, and continues with premieres in its regular timeslot of Sundays at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Beginning August 30, fans can watch encore episodes Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons. Created and executive produced by Sean Jara (Johnny Test), Mysticons is a contemporary urban fantasy series about four girls from different walks of life who are transformed into the legendary Mysticons. Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald, and Piper are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil and protect the realm as unexpected heroes who work together to become epic warriors and ultimately, the closest of friends. The heroes team up as the stakes are raised when the evil Queen Necrafa is released from her prison and embarks on a mission to destroy them and their home, Drake City.
WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 8/28/17 at 9:00 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.
BLACK LOVE (OWN)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 8/29/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, August 2017) Oprah Winfrey Network, will premiere the four episode docu-series, "Black Love," from filmmakers Codie Elaine Oliver and Tommy Oliver ("The Perfect Guy") and Confluential Films, on Tuesday, August 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after an all new episode of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" at 9 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air regularly on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning on September 2. "Black Love," highlights love stories from the Black community and seeks to answer the burning question, "What is the secret to making a marriage work?" "Black Love" dives into how love begins while showing the reality of what life-long love looks like, and offers proof that while it can happen for everyone, it isn't a cakewalk. The docu-series shares honest, emotional and sometimes cringe-worthy always-true love stories. Featured couples include Oscar-winner Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon, Hollywood power couple Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, NAACP Image Award-winner Tia Mowry and husband/actor Cory Hardrict, NAACP Image Award-nominee Flex Alexander and Grammy nominated recording artist Shanice, gospel singer Erica Campbell and husband/music producer Warryn Campbell, and many additional couples from around the country.
DARE TO LIVE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/29/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, August 2017) MTV today announced "Dare To Live," the network's newest music-infused docuseries starring world renowned videographer Rory Kramer, set to premiere on Tuesday, August 29 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes every week. In each half-hour episode, Rory will take one of today's top artists on an outrageous, thrill-seeking adventure, tailored to get each artist out of their comfort zone. "Dare To Live" will give music fans an unprecedented look into the lives of the world's biggest artists including The Chainsmokers, Rae Sremmurd, Shawn Mendes, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Krewella, Khalid and Iggy Azalea. After struggling with depression and overcoming adversity, Rory altered his life course to pursue his passions - choosing to celebrate life and establish an authentic career at the intersection of video production, thrill-seeking and music. Rory is best described as a "professional life liver" who dedicates his time to capturing life's precious moments. "Dare To Live" encapsulates this spirit of adventure, as Rory takes his artist friends to the farthest reaches of their comfort zones and across the globe.
GARAGE REHAB (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, August 2017) Many Americans dream of owning a successful business, and this summer Richard Rawlings - hot rod hunter from Discovery's hit series FAST N' LOUD - and his expert team are determined to help struggling shop owners get their businesses, and their lives, back on track in the all-new series GARAGE REHAB, premiering Wednesday, August 30 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery. From Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Media Group, GARAGE REHAB follows team Rawlings as they travel across America to find shops in need of transformation. Once a garage is identified and the deal is sealed, Richard takes over, making all decisions for the business as he works to revamp and revitalize the enterprise. From a dilapidated garage in Texas filled to the rim with junk to a cash-strapped hot rod shop in Southern California about to close its doors, in each episode Richard takes on a seemingly impossible challenge and uses his entrepreneurial savvy, deep knowledge of the auto industry, and multi-faceted marketing skills to transform these struggling garages into profitable businesses. Dealing with out-of-touch owners, lazy employees, bad workflow and significant construction challenges, Richard and his team must work around the clock to meet tight deadlines and re-open the shops to their customers - if they have any left.
GUILTY RICH (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) GUILTY RICH is a voyeuristic peek into the world of ultra-wealth, scandal and entitlement. Each gripping episode tells the story of a super-rich killer by exposing the excessive lifestyle that went to their heads. GUILTY RICH illustrates how when it comes to murder, the very rich aren't like the rest of us.
MIGHTY TRAINS (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 9/3/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, August 2017) Embark on a journey across the globe on some of the world's most luxurious cruises and remarkable trains, exploring breathtaking landscapes on land and sea while experiencing the unique ways passengers can travel the world. Voyage on some of the most extraordinary vessels and locomotives and meet the engineers and crews behind these incredible machines as they travel to locales near and far; with first-class amenities, it's no wonder these trains and cruise ships are so distinguished. MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS and MIGHTY TRAINS premiere on Sunday, September 3 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT, respectively, on Smithsonian Channel. Climb aboard MIGHTY TRAINS and get an exclusive look at some of the world's most iconic and extravagant locomotives. From vintage and luxury to high-speed and revolutionary, these mighty trains travel great distances, navigating honeymooners through Canada's diverse terrain, commuters across Japan's earthquake-prone tectonic plates and everyone in between. MIGHTY TRAINS joins some of the most expansive train lines and their crews as they work to transport passengers comfortably, punctually and in style.
GRAVE MYSTERIES (ID)
· [series premiere] · 9/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) Solving a murder is twice as difficult when there are GRAVE MYSTERIES surrounding the victim, not just the killer. In these baffling investigations, police are forced to reconstruct the life of the victim piece by piece in order to uncover the shocking truth.
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, August 2017) House rehabber Ally Mahon transforms Pittsburgh's battered old homes into timeless treasures in the new DIY Network series Vintage Rehab. Premiering Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode series follows Ally as she reveals the beauty of stately Steel City homes hidden behind years of decay. She then creates spaces that reflect a vintage look while incorporating modern conveniences. "Pittsburgh is my home town and reviving these properties is my passion," said Ally. "My job is to add value and comfort without taking away that vintage charm."
EPICLY LATER'D (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, August 2017) On September 6th @ 10pm "EPICLY LATER'D" hits the VICELAND airwaves, marking the return of one of VICE's first and most beloved digital series from the VBS.tv era (VICE's first foray into video). After launching in the early 2000s, the intimate and raw look at skateboarding legends "EPICLY LATER'D" hosted by filmmaker and photographer Patrick O'Dell, developed an instant cult following. With the VICELAND series, "EPICLY LATER'D" deepens its straightforward storytelling as a true skate documentary series, with a look into the ups-and-downs of professional skateboarding. O'Dell explores the past lives -- and current adventures -- of skate boarding's most enigmatic characters. With never- before-seen footage from legends like Bam Margera, who struggles to overcome substance abuse and the loss of his best friend as he works to make a return to skateboarding, Chad Muska, one of the greatest to ever step on the board, and VICE's own Spike Jonze, who looks back on his career and discusses how skateboarding influenced his work from groundbreaking music videos to "Jackass" to an Academy Award winning cinematic career.
FIRE CHASERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) From the vast visual ferocity, to the earnest and emotional personal stories hidden behind the smoke, Fire Chasers takes viewers into the heart of California's devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Their mission is to battle the flames that erupt during fire season, threatening wildlife, natural terrain, and tens of thousands of homeowners. Climate change, altered vegetation patterns, and an increase in fire-prone landscapes have multiplied those crises -- forcing firefighters across the state to confront epic disasters that cost lives, millions of dollars in damage, and a massive scarring of the Earth. Alongside the stories of the Cal Fire and LA County Fire teams are those of new recruits training to join their brothers in the blaze; the women who've chosen to train at "Fire Camp" while serving time at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Corona; and California artists Jeff Frost and Andrea Dale, who document the apocalyptic-looking damage in photos and artifact retrieval. Fire Chasers is a gripping, dramatic look at the vigilance and valor that come with trying to stop nature's most unstoppable force.
THIRD RAIL WITH OZY (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2017) Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part cross-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls.
BROKE AND FAMOUS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) Broke and Famous (Sept. 8): Whether it's blockbuster movies, a wealthy family, or chart-topping hit music when the money is rolling and you're a celebrity life is good. But what happens at the intersection of money mismanagement and career crisis? Each hour-long episode of Broke and Famous shows what happens when a celebrity's life of spending and excess turns to one of selling off assets, pinching pennies and taking jobs they never considered at the height of success. See the stories of rapper 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, Tori Spelling, Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp and MC Hammer. Broke and Famous is produced by Our House and Critical Content.
US WEEKLY'S FAMOUS FEUDS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) US Weekly's Famous Feuds (Sept. 8): It could be the egos involved, outright jealousy or rampant hearsay but whatever the case when celebrities bicker and fight the public is fascinated. Each hour-long episode spotlights the epic discords between warring TV personalities, clashing divas and superstar friends whose relationships turned ugly. US Weekly's Famous Feuds puts viewers ringside for the nasty battles between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, Madonna and Elton John, Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom, Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre, Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie, and Drake and Chris Brown. US Weekly's Famous Feuds is produced by Our House and Critical Content.
ORVILLE, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 9/10/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, "Ted") and directed by Jon Favreau ("The Jungle Book," "Iron Man"), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace... even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Friday Night Lights"). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, "ER," "Justified"), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, "24," "The Larry Sanders Show"), one of the Union's most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, "Shameless," "Bosch"), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, "That Royal Today"), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, "The Cleveland Show"), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, "Neighbors," "Goosebumps"), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planet's high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald ("The Middle," "Saturday Night Live"). Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.
DEUCE, THE (HBO)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 9/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2017) THE DEUCE: Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this drama series follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce. The eight-episode season debuts Sept. 10.
ACCORDING TO CHRISLEY (USA)
· [series premiere] · 9/12/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2017) Ahead of its midseason Season 5 return on Tuesday, September 12 at 10/9c, USA Network today announced a Season 6 pickup for unscripted series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST. USA has also added 18 additional episodes to Season 5 - bringing the season order total to 26 episodes that will culminate in a two-part Christmas special. Directly following at 10:30/9:30c, the fun will continue with an all-new eight-episode Chrisley after show, ACCORDING TO CHRISLEY, hosted by the patriarch of perfection himself - Todd Chrisley. Serving as the perfect nightcap for Chrisley fans, the new half-hour after show ACCORDING TO CHRISLEY will feature Todd tackling the truth about marriage, parenting, sex and relationships. With his tough love, sharp tongue and always humorous approach, Todd will interact with an audience, serving up quick-witted advice on a multitude of topics. Additionally, every episode will feature a member of the Chrisley family, as well as a celebrity guest. Confirmed guests include Ali Landry, Chris Jericho, Nicole Sullivan, Erika Girardi, Metta World Peace, Jason George, Christina Milian, Heather and Terry Dubrow and Carmen Electra.
AMERICAN VANDAL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) From co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers), and showrunner Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous), American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive American Vandal will leave one question on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?
EVIL THINGS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, August 2017) Friday night frights return to TLC in time for Halloween with the second season of KINDRED SPIRITS, following renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real people tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Scared by the mysterious happenings, but hesitant to pick up and leave, they have turned to two of America's leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, help families overcome their fear, take back their homes, and reclaim their lives. Then, TLC premieres the paranormal newcomer EVIL THINGS, where it's not haunted houses but the objects inside them that are the terrifying focus of this new series. KINDRED SPIRITS premieres on Friday, September 15 at 9/8c immediately followed by EVIL THINGS at 10/9c. Each episode of EVIL THINGS features two stories of people who claim they've survived frightening paranormal activity caused by a haunted object ranging from toys to jewelry and even furniture. Anything can become a vessel for the dead. Based on compelling first-person accounts, each twisted mystery exposes the sinister secrets hiding within seemingly innocent items... some of which could be sitting in your own home right now.
ZAK STORM (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 9/16/17 at 9:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 AM-9:30 AM EST
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TEN (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/16/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2017) Based on the teen horror novel by Gretchen McNeil, Ten is the story of a weekend retreat gone wrong. When an exclusive invitation arrives for a house party on an island for ten teenagers with no parents, Meg (China Anne McClain, Descendants 2) ignores her doubts and decides to go with her best friend Minnie. But when a storm leaves them stuck on the remote island, Meg finds herself navigating frenemies, former crushes, and fools while coming face-to-face with her past and her future. But when each of the teens starts to die off, one by one, Meg must solve the connection between herself and the other guests, none of which may be as innocent as they seem.
DOWNSIZED (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 9/16/17 at 9:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, April 2017) Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe) were forced into a modern "shotgun" wedding after becoming teenaged parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves. However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he's worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and the trust that first brought them together. The original film is written by Michelle McKissic, a finalist in the 2016 TV One Screenwriting Competition at the American Black Film Festival.
DRINK, SLAY, LOVE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/16/17 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2017) Pearl is a typical sixteen-year-old vampire. Fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. But after a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, everything changes. Pearl's powerful family soon finds a way to take advantage of her new ability: they send Pearl to high school, to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King. The only problem is that Pearl is starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends -- especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache -- to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets her family down. What's a sun-loving vamp to do?
SEA CHANGE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/17/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2017) Sea Change, a supernatural drama based on the YA novel by New York Times bestselling author, Aimee Friedman, follows Miranda Merchant (newcomer Emily Rudd) a teen girl on a journey to reunite with her estranged mother Amelia (Maria Dizzia, Orange is the New Black), who lives on a seemingly idyllic island off the coast of New England after the death of her father. As Miranda settles into island life, she finds herself torn between TJ (Keenan Tracey, Supernatural), heir to one of the oldest Selkie families, and mysterious bad boy Leo (Skyler Maxon, Faking It) who is part of the working class "townies." When Miranda learns about the Seawalkers, who, according to local legend, are half human and half sea creature, she begins to believe that they could be real. As she uncovers more about her family's past, Miranda makes a startling discovery about her own connections to the Seawalkers.
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, July 2017) Ken Burns and Lynn Novick direct a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series that tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both sides.
STATE, THE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, August 2017) National Geographic announced today its powerful new drama THE STATE, which explores and confronts one of the most important issues of our time. The series, from renowned writer/director Peter Kosminsky, is set to premiere in September around the world on National Geographic, excluding the U.K. (Channel 4) and France (CANAL+). THE STATE premieres as a two-night miniseries on Monday, September 18 & 19 at 9:00 PM. A compelling fictional story based on extensive research, THE STATE follows the experiences of four young British men and women who have left their lives behind to join ISIS in Raqqah, Syria.
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.
AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2017) Glam reaches a whole new level in Lifetime's new competition series, American Beauty Star, hosted and executive produced by international icon Adriana Lima. Premiering Thursday, September 21 at 10:30pm ET/PT following new episodes of Project Runway, twelve hair or make up mavens must become 'beauty directors,' responsible for creating the overall look of their models. Paired with a teammate who is a master of the opposite craft, together they will compete in a series of beauty challenges each week, from creating high-end editorial looks to the most current glam creations for red carpets and runway shows. At the end of the season, only the contestant who proves they have what it takes to revolutionize what's to come in beauty will be named American Beauty Star. The series comes from executive producer Norton Herrick and Herrick Entertainment and marks their first venture into reality TV. Celebrity makeup artist Sir John serves as the contestant mentor and award-winning writer and Vogue's former Beauty Director Sarah Brown and world renowned photographer Russell James serve as the judges. Special beauty industry influencers and celebrity guests join the panel of judges each week including YouTube beauty sensation Michelle Phan; models Behati Prinsloo, Christie Brinkley and Camilla Alves; make-up bloggers and beauty influencers The Kattan Sisters Huda and Mona; singer Michelle Williams, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth and Empire actress Ta'Rhonda Jones.
MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2017) MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS: From Mike Judge, co-creator of HBO's hit comedy series "Silicon Valley," comes an animated half-hour show chronicling the tales of some of country music's most eccentric characters. The series was created by Mike Judge, Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett. Judge is executive producer; Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart and Dub Cornett are also executive producers. The eight-episode season debuts Sept. 22.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2017) CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its second original drama series, the highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT*. The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere. After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
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.
BRAVE, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) From Keshet Studios and Avi Nir (executive producer of "Homeland") comes a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes. While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. The cast includes Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills and Hadi Tabbal. Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Brad Anderson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan also executive produce. "The Brave" is produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios.
GOOD DOCTOR, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, "Bates Motel"), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. The series is from David Shore ("House") and "Lost" and "Hawaii Five-O" star Daniel Dae Kim.
LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie"), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
SEAL TEAM (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment's notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds. Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Chris Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Chulack directed the pilot.
LIAR (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2017) SundanceTV announced today the taut psychological thriller "Liar" will premiere Wednesday, September 27th at 10p/9c. The six-part series, which was created, written and executive produced by BAFTA and Golden Globe(R) nominated producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams' of Two Brothers Pictures ("The Missing ," "Fleabag") and co-produced with ITV and All3 Media, stars Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt ("Downton Abbey") and BAFTA's Sian Phillips Award recipient Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four). "Liar" introduces Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) a bright and dedicated teacher, and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd), a renowned surgeon whose son is a student at Laura's school. After a seemingly innocent date, a series of volatile accusations capsize their lives. Secrets and lies slowly unravel in a tense and gripping series where everyone is lying in some way until the truth ultimately reveals itself.
FACE VALUE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) From Push It Productions and Executive Producer Wanda Sykes, "FACE VALUE" is an edgy new 30-minute game show that will finally answer the age-old question, "Can you judge a book by its cover?" Hosted by Deon Cole ("black-ish," Barbershop) with outrageous woman-on-the-street segments from Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, "Carmichael Show"), this series is flipping the script to award cash and prizes for correctly guessing facts about strangers from all walks of life - based solely on their appearance and a few personal details. "FACE VALUE" will humorously break down stereotypes, expose prejudices, and celebrate the human spirit by highlighting the commonalities and differences among people of various backgrounds, races, religions, beliefs and life experiences. Push It Productions' Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz serve as Executive Producers along with Lance Crouther.
50 CENTRAL (BET)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) Award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer, the iconic Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, storms BET's airwaves to take variety and sketch comedy to the next level with "50 CENTRAL." BET's first variety comedy showcase will be unlike anything seen from the genre before. Along with unprecedented sketches, the 30-minute show will feature hidden camera pranks, musical performances, and A-list celebrity guests to create the ultimate late night party - all handpicked and hosted by 50 Cent. Few artists have had as much crossover success as Jackson and he showcases his talents as an MC, actor and producer for a fresh take on the variety series. "50 CENTRAL" is produced by G-Unit Film & Television in partnership with Back Roads Entertainment with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Stephen J. Savva, Colby Gaines and Riley Robbins serving as Executive Producers and Michael A. Blum serving as Co-Executive Producer.
RUNDOWN WITH ROBIN THEDE, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) BET joins forces with Executive Producer Chris Rock to bring the African American female voice to late night news satire: "THE RUNDOWN WITH ROBIN THEDE." Comedian and former head writer and contributor for "The Nightly Show," Robin Thede, gives her hilariously unique take on the week's headlines in politics and pop culture in a fast-paced, no-holds-barred 30-minute late night show featuring biting social commentary, sharp sketch comedy and in-your-face pop culture parody. From the team behind "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," "THE RUNDOWN WITH ROBIN THEDE" is produced by JAX MEDIA with Chris Rock and Robin Thede serving as Executive Producers. Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, John Skidmore and Genevieve Anniello also executive produce.
MARVEL'S INHUMANS (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere - special time] · 9/29/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:01 PM-10:01 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2017) The highly anticipated new Marvel television series "Marvel's Inhumans" will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC. The network series premiere, including the first two episodes of "Marvel's Inhumans," will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC. "Marvel's Inhumans" explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.
RELEASED (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, August 2017) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere the eight-episode docu-series, "Released," which features intimate, first-person narratives of formerly incarcerated men and women as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time to restart their lives. The series premieres on Saturday, September 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT after an all new episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" at 9 p.m. ET/PT. "This series depicts OWN's intention of telling personal and very real stories that affect our everyday lives," said executive producer and EVP of programming for OWN, Jon Sinclair. "The heartfelt narratives will expose the effects of mass incarceration not only on the individuals, but also the impact on the entire family unit and the unique challenges re-entering society can bring." Through a diary-like lens, "Released" presents autobiographical portraits of formerly incarcerated individuals as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time and during their first 90 days out of prison as each attempt to reconnect with their loved ones, establish their independence and begin the long, hard work of resurrecting their abandoned lives.
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) WISDOM OF THE CROWD stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) develops "Sophe," an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter's killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the "wisdom of the crowd," his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that's personal to him. Ted Humphrey; Adam Davidson (pilot); Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group); and Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Davidson directed the pilot. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.
GHOSTED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) Starring Craig Robinson ("The Office," "This Is the End") and Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation," "Big Little Lies"), GHOSTED is a single-camera, action-comedy about the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely mission: saving the human race from aliens. LEROY WRIGHT (Robinson) is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we're speaking frankly, thinks that "aliens" are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably nuts...People like MAX JENNIFER (Scott). Max is a genius "true believer" in the paranormal who's convinced his wife was abducted by aliens. At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by CAPTAIN AVA LAFREY (Ally Walker, "Colony," "Sons of Anarchy"), a take-no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey, along with her staff - BARRY SHAW (Adeel Akhtar, "Unforgotten," "The Night Manager"), an overly friendly forensic pathologist, and DELILAH WARD, a highly opinionated tech specialist - will support Leroy and Max in their quest for answers. Now, this heroic group of underdogs will look into "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) "Ten Days in the Valley" stars Kyra Sedgwick as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted.
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.
GIFTED, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, SHOTS FIRED, "True Blood") and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, "Person of Interest") STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, GOTHAM) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, "Night at the Museum 3"), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, "Burn Notice"). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney's office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family's only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network - ECLIPSE / MARCOS DIAZ (Sean Teale, "Reign"), BLINK / CLARICE FONG (Jamie Chung, GOTHAM), POLARIS / LORNA DANE (Emma Dumont, "Aquarius") and THUNDERBIRD / JOHN PROUDSTAR (Blair Redford, "Satisfaction") - are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. Written by Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), directed by Bryan Singer (the "X-Men" franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Wolverine"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones"), THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids aren't who they thought they were and loving them just the same - even if all of their lives are at risk because of it.
HALCYON, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2017) Set in 1940, The Halcyon shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata - set to a soundtrack of the music of the era. Through hope, heartache, challenges and chaos, the staff, owner and guests of The Halcyon are a mirror reflection of the changes occurring in London during one of the most tumultuous times in the city's history. The Halcyon cast also includes Steven Mackintosh (Luther), Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina), Hermione Corfield (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Matt Ryan (Constantine). The series was created by Charlotte Jones and produced by Chris Croucher (Downton Abbey) and Left Bank Pictures (Outlander, The Crown). The eight-part one-hour series premieres on Ovation on Monday, October 2 @ 10pm ET and critics have already hailed The Halcyon as a "Lavish New Drama" - The Guardian, "A sprawling classy affair" - Daily Telegraph, and a "Dazzling Wartime Drama" - Daily Mirror.
GROWN FOLKS (BOUNCE TV)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bounce TV's press release, August 2017) From the creator of In The Cut and Family Time, Bentley Kyle Evans, comes Grown Folks, a half-hour situation comedy about two blue-collar couples who share a duplex while navigating life, marriage and friendship. Grown Folks stars Gary "G-Thang" Johnson (Disaster Movie, Moneyball), Tracey Cherelle Jones (Don't Be a Menace to South Central, The Players Club, Baby Boy), Jay Phillips (Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, Prom Night) and Caryn Ward Ross (The Game, You Take the Kids). World premieres Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. (ET).
MAYOR, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years, he's toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: Running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory. With the help of his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown, "Community") and friends, including Valentina ("Glee's" Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, "Parenthood"), a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, "Once Upon a Time") and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears to him and presents him with a mission -- to save the world. A light drama from executive producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters ("Marvel's Agent Carter," "Resurrection," "Reaper").
REAL ESTATE WARS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, August 2017) Bravo Media's new docu-series, "Real Estate Wars," premiering Thursday, October 5th 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.
SUBURRA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2016) Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, announced that principal photography began this week in Rome on its first Italian original series, Suburra, which will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017. The series is written by Daniele Cesarano and Barbara Petronio with Ezio Abbate, Fabrizio Bettelli and Nicola Guaglianone and directed by Michele Placido (Romanzo Criminale, Vallanzasca - Angels of Evil), Andrea Molaioli (The Girl by the Lake) and Giuseppe Capotondi (The Double Hour). Suburra, based on the fascinating and successful novel written by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, takes inspiration from a real political scandal that broke out in the Italian capital. Suburra is however a prequel, set a few years before the real events took place. Church, politics, organized crime, local gangs and real estate developers collide and blur the lines between the legal and the illicit and their quest for power is the overriding theme in this unique crime thriller.
VALOR (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa), one of the unit's first female helicopter pilots, and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) are unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia. Nora's boyfriend, First Lieutenant Ian Porter (Charlie Barnett), suspects she's not telling him the full story, and Jess Kam (Corbin Reid), Jimmy's wife and Nora's friend, is frustrated and furious at being kept in the dark. Meanwhile Thea, (Melissa Roxburgh) the enigmatic CIA officer charged with investigating the failed mission, has her own suspicions about what occurred. With Nora still recovering from a gunshot wound suffered during the mission, the commander of the Shadow Raiders, Col. Robert Haskins (Nigel Thatch), grounds her from flying. But when it's discovered that Jimmy is alive and being held captive by a group of ruthless terrorists, Nora is determined to join Gallo back in the cockpit to rescue their friend. As preparation and training intensify, Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire as they wonder who they can trust, and whether the secrets they're hiding will help save Jimmy... or put them all in terrible danger. VALOR stars Matt Barr ("Sleepy Hollow"), Christina Ochoa ("Animal Kingdom"), Charlie Barnett ("Chicago Fire"), W. Trè Davis ("Shades of Blue"), Corbin Reid ("How to Get Away With Murder"), Nigel Thatch ("Selma") and Melissa Roxburgh ("Star Trek Beyond"). From CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Bill Haber ("Rizzoli & Isles"), Anna Fricke ("Being Human"), Kyle Jarrow ("Lost Generation") and Michael Robin ("Nip/Tuck").
DYNASTY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father's global energy empire - or so she thinks. When her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn't to announce her promotion - but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Cristal is stunning - and almost as young as Fallon, as Fallon is quick to point out - but she isn't just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. Cristal is driven, principled, a savvy publicity maven at Carrington Atlantic, and she truly loves Blake. However, the wealth and privilege of the Carringtons' world proves challenging to her, as she clashes with the staff, including Blake's butler Anders (Alan Dale), as well as Fallon, who all make it very clear Cristal doesn't belong. Family dynasties flow through blood, and Fallon would sooner draw blood than call Cristal "Mom." Fallon asks Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), the family's chauffeur - and Fallon's secret lover - to help expose Cristal for the fraud Fallon thinks she is. But when that backfires, and Blake chooses Cristal over his own daughter, Fallon sidles up to Blake's biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke), mixing business and pleasure to seek her revenge... leaving a jealous Culhane to watch from the sidelines. While the Carringtons' rocky relationships prove the theory that family sticks together no matter what, Cristal is reminded of exactly that when her nephew, Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), arrives with a suitcase full of secrets from Cristal's past. Now Cristal's carefully concealed history could bring her future crashing down - and who knows who else she might take down with her. DYNASTY stars Grant Show ("Melrose Place"), Elizabeth Gillies ("Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"), Nathalie Kelley ("UnReal," "The Vampire Diaries"), James Mackay ("The Leftovers"), Alan Dale ("The O.C."), Sam Adegoke ("Murder in the First"), Robert Christopher Riley ("Hit the Floor"), and Rafael de la Fuente ("Empire"). From CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl), Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl"), Sallie Patrick ("Revenge"), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original "Dynasty") and Brad Silberling ("Jane The Virgin").
STORY OF US, THE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, July 2017) The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman focuses on topics of our shared humanity. Each of the six episodes will look at a force that has shaped humans since the beginning of time: power, belief, rebellion, war & peace, freedom and love. Morgan again travels around the world to meet people - from powerful world leaders, to ordinary people with extraordinary stories - to hear stories that are relatable on a global scale. "The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman" premieres Wednesday, October 11 on National Geographic.
I LOVE YOU, AMERICA (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman has created her fair share of online chatter. With I Love You, America, she's looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously. While it's great to connect with like-minded people, Silverman feels it's crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people.
COMEDY GET DOWN, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/17 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) "THE COMEDY GET DOWN" is the first scripted comedy series about what really happens behind the scenes of a massive stand-up comedy tour featuring five legendary comics - George Lopez, DL Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. They're hilarious, insane and unapologetic on stage, but the second they step off is when the real show begins. The storylines are based on actual events that have taken place not only on their wildly successful Comedy Get Down arena tour, but throughout the 25 plus years each has been a nationally headlining comedian. A workplace comedy at its core, the 30-minute, single-camera series explores the personal and professional relationships of these five comic titans as they navigate the challenges of life on the road: seedy venues, racist road managers, pushy wives, angry baby mamas, obsessive fans, demanding celebrities, shady politicians and more. Free 90 Media's Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack serve as Executive Producers along with 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg, Greg Walter and Kimberly Carver. Eric C. Rhone from A Bird and A Bear Entertainment also serves as an Executive Producer.
MINDHUNTER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) How do we get ahead of crazy if we don't know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers. MINDHUNTER. Coming to Netflix October 13, 2017. The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.
QUEERS (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, August 2017) BBC AMERICA is co-producing Queers, an eight-part short film series in which eight established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), the films star award winners Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead. The series will premiere on October 14th at 10/9c. Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, "Queers is a unique and affecting series of short films about the British Gay experience. Brilliantly written and performed, these monologues may be compact but they are brimful of humor, heartbreak, joy, humanity and tenderness."
MAKE IT OUT ALIVE (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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WHITE FAMOUS (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2017) In WHITE FAMOUS, Jay Pharoah plays talented young comedian Floyd Mooney, whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over into the world of becoming "white famous." A co-production of Lionsgate Television and SHOWTIME, WHITE FAMOUS is a collaboration between writer and showrunner Tom Kapinos (CALIFORNICATION), who will executive produce, and Foxx, who will executive produce and guest star in a recurring role. Tim Story, the prolific director who helmed the movie franchises Barbershop, Ride Along and Think Like A Man, will executive produce and direct the pilot. Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project) plays Malcolm, Floyd's frustrated agent who wants his client to do whatever it takes to make it big. Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth) plays Floyd's ex-girlfriend Sadie, the love of his life and the mother of his son, played by Lonnie Chavis (This is Us). Jacob Ming-Trent (Feed the Beast) stars as Ron Balls, Floyd's roommate - in the middle of the chaos, he remains the voice of reason. Stephen Tobolowsky (The Goldbergs) guest stars in the series' pilot. Additional guest stars this season will include Meagan Good, Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith and Natalie Zea.
HIT THE ROAD (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
comedy about a chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars as they traverse the country in a cramped tour bus sacrificing privacy, comfort and dignity while in search of fame and fortune
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.
GUCCI MANE & KEYSHIA KA'OIR: THE MANE EVENT (BET)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) Premiering on 10/17/17 - the actual wedding day - the ten episode docuseries "GUCCI MANE & KEYSHIA KA'OIR: THE MANE EVENT" follows the twists and turns of hip-hop power couple, Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir, as they work to blend their families and defy the odds as they set to prepare for the most extravagant celebrity wedding of the year. Executive produced by Carlos King for Kingdom Reign Entertainment, David George and Jordanna Hochman for ITV Creative. Oji Singletary serves as showrunner.
WATCHER IN THE WOODS, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) Executive producer and director Melissa Joan Hart reimagines the '80s cult classic starring Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood, the distraught mother whose daughter, Karen, vanished in the English countryside over 20 years ago. When Jan Carstairs (Tallulah Evans) and her family move into the idyllic Aylwood manor for the summer, Mrs. Aylwood is taken aback by Jan's striking resemblance to Karen. The family is warned against entering the surrounding woods, but Jan and her little sister Ellie (Dixie Egerickx) hear voices coming from the forest. Strange occurrences begin to unnerve the family and Jan begins to suspect that they are linked to Karen's disappearance. As Jan unravels the dark past hidden by the townspeople, she delves further into the mystery and deeper into danger, but now it might be too late to escape The Watcher in the Woods. The Watcher in the Woods is produced by Hartbreak Films. Paula Hart also executive produces. The script was written by Scott Abbott.
LAST O.G., THE (TBS)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 10/24/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2017) Comedy superstar and multiple Emmy(R) nominee Tracy Morgan is coming to TBS this fall in The Last O.G., a new comedy series that he co-created aongside creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri. The series is set to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 24, with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Subsequent episodes will air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby & Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory. The Last O.G. also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the head of the halfway house where Tray is staying, and Allen Maldonado as Tray's cousin Bobby, who helps him adjust to life on the outside. Executive-producing with Morgan, Peele and Carcieri are Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak of Principato Young.
AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2017) Actress and comedian Amy Sedaris cordially invites you into her home with the premiere of her new comedy series At Home with Amy Sedaris, which truTV announced today will premiere on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30pm ET/PT. In this series co-created by Sedaris and Paul Dinello, Amy will show off her diverse but necessary homemaking skills. These skills range from creating popsicle stick buddies and gutting a fish to making raisin necklaces and entertaining businessmen. Each episode will revolve around a traditional theme, such as: entertaining the grieving, the craft of love making, and cooking without pots and pans. As always, Amy will use her unique expertise to entertain guests, demonstrate her know-how by preparing meals, and exhibit her can-do spirit by attempting to work out personal issues. Remember, if you want to be the perfect host, accentuate the positives, and medicate the negatives. Throughout the 10-episode first season of At Home with Amy Sedaris, Amy will be joined by a cavalcade of guest stars including Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Cole Escola, Jane Krakowski, Heather Lawless, David Pasquesi, Sasheer Zamata, and many more.
JOB INTERVIEW, THE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, August 2017) New series "The Job Interview" takes an inside look at the world where the words you say, the clothes you wear, and even the expression on your face can mean the difference between success and failure. Each half-hour episode of this observational series brings viewers into the room as a real employer conducts real interviews with real candidates - only one of whom will land an offer. "The Job Interview" is produced by ITV Entertainment based on an ITV Studios Format, to be distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment Limited with David Eilenberg, David George, Shawn Witt and Arthur Borman serving as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Luke Bauer are the executive producers for CNBC.
DROP THE MIC (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2017) Celebrities are getting ready to put their battle rapping skills to the test in TBS's new series Drop the Mic. The comedic music competition, hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, is based on the enormously popular segment from the Emmy(R)-winning series The Late Late Show. James Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp serve as executive producers, with Joanna Gallagher as co-executive producer. Drop the Micwill premiere on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Each week on Drop the Mic, four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture will face off against each other in a rap battle royale packed with "I can't believe they just said that" moments. At the end of each head-to-head battle, the studio audience will vote to pick the winner.
FLINT (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/28/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) Flint is the gripping retelling of a crisis that shook a nation and shines a light on the whistleblowers who exposed the biggest environmental scandal of our generation. LeeAnne Walters (Betsy Brandt, Breaking Bad), Melissa Mays (Marin Ireland, Sneaky Pete) and Nayyirah Shariff (Jill Scott, Steel Magnolias) join forces after discovering that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan is contaminated, resulting in a slew of devastating medical problems for their families. When their claims go unheeded, they band together to expose the wrongdoings committed by their reckless, bean-counting government officials whose carelessness caused irrevocable harm to the lives of its residents.Golden Globe(R)-winner, Academy Award(R) and Grammy(R)-nominee Queen Latifah (Star) also stars and executive produces. Inspired by the Time Magazine cover story, "The Toxic Tap," by Josh Sanburn, Flint is also executive produced by Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) nominated team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for Sony Pictures Television, Emmy(R) Award-winning journalist Katie Couric and Shakim Compere from Flavor Unit Entertainment. Academy Award(R) nominee Bruce Beresford directs from a script by Barbara Stepansky. Lifetime has partnered with the United Way of Genesee County on a PSA, featuring the cast of Flint, to encourage viewers to donate to help the people of Flint.Funds raised will go to much needed short-term, immediate relief, including purchasing filters and bottled water, and more long-term health and development needs for the children of Flint and their families. To donate or for more information, go to http://www.unitedwaygenesee.org/lifetime.
TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW, THE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 11/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, August 2017) November 1st @ 10pm marks the premiere of "THE TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW." Born out of their popular YouTube series "UNHhhh", which recently landed a coveted spot on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" of the Ten Things They Love This Week (EW, 7/28/17). The show is a hilarious hybrid of late night, daytime, and advice shows. Hosted by "RuPaul's Drag Race" fan favorites Trixie Mattel (Season 7's breakout, whose elimination remains one of the most controversial in "Drag Race" herstory) and Katya Zamolodchikova (an All-Stars Finalist and Season 7's "Miss Congeniality"), the girls discuss anything and everything from their distinct points of view. Topics run the gamut from hook-ups and break-ups, fear, God, death and porn, to name a few. "The Trixie & Katya Show" is from World of Wonder and is executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Nelson Walters and RuPaul.
MOST EXPENSIVEST (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 11/1/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, August 2017) Following the girls on November 1st @ 10:30 PM is the premiere of "MOST EXPENSIVEST" hosted by Grammy winning hip-hop superstar 2 Chainz who takes viewers on a charming and unexpected tour of the culture of excess. Kinetic and completely unpredictable, 2 Chainz "investigates" all manner of products and services, driven by a central question: Is it worth it? Is it sh*t? Or is it "The Sh*t"? Shot in New York City and Las Vegas, "Most Expensivest" dives headlong into the absurdly luxurious and will determine if $4,000 canine cologne, an $800 bottle of beer or $5,000 Chicken Wings are really worth it. "Most Expensivest" is a co-production of Condé Nast Entertainment, GQ.com and Mustache. Executive producers are Dawn Ostroff and Joe LaBracio of CNé, John Limotte of Mustache, 2 Chainz and Coach Tek.
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.
ALIAS GRACE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/3/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2017) The series will be broadcast in Canada on CBC and will stream everywhere else globally on Netflix on Friday, November 3. The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan), was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin), in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.
LOST WIFE OF ROBERT DURST, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) While Robert Durst has captured headlines with his recent arrest and controversy surrounding the documentary, The Jinx, Lifetime puts his forgotten first wife Kathie at the center of The Lost Wife of Robert Durst. Young and wide-eyed Kathie (Katharine McPhee, Scorpion) falls in love with charming, yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Daniel Gillies, The Originals), only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. But when Kathie disappears in 1982, her family and friends are deeply disturbed that her disappearance isn't taken seriously by police. While Durst is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his close friend, journalist Susan Berman, the questions linger as to what really happened to Kathie. The Lost Wife of Robert Durst pulls back the curtain on the world of Robert Durst and explores what may have happened between him and Kathie. Based on the book A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst by investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck, the film is executive produced by Lincoln Square Productions' Linda Berman (Madoff) and Rudy Bednar (Final Witness). Emmy Award winner Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) directs from a script written by Emmy nominee Bettina Gilois (Bessie).
SMILF (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2017) SMILF will take a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie, Bridgette (Frankie Shaw), whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. Adapting her Sundance Film Festival Jury award-winning short film, Shaw will star, write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical comedy, with Oscar(R) nominee Michael London (Sideways), Emmy(R) nominees Janice Williams (Confirmation), Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher), and Scott King (Difficult People) executive producing. Multiple Emmy winner Rosie O'Donnell will co-star in her first series regular TV role as Tutu, Bridgette's prideful Southie mother who lives by her own set of rules. The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios as a co-production with SHOWTIME.
FATE/APOCRYPHA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) Fourteen Heroic Spirits gather for an apocryphal Holy Grail War. In a city called Fuyuki, seven magi and their Heroic Spirits once clashed in a Holy Grail War. But amid the chaos of the Second World War, a magus made off with the Grail. Decades later, the Yggdmillennia clan holds the Grail high and secedes from the Mage's Association, declaring their independence. Angered by the move, the Association sends assassins after them, only to have them wiped out by a Yggdmillennia Servant. The choice is made to fight Servants with Servants, and the Holy Grail War system is expanded to two factions of seven Servants each. A Holy Grail War of unprecedented scale -- a Great Holy Grail War -- begins in Trifas, Romania. The series stars Natsuki Hanae, Maaya Sakamoto, Koki Uchiyama, Miyuki Sawashiro, Junichi Suwabe, Saori Hayami, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Koji Yusa, Ryotaro Okiayu, Makoto Furukawa, Rumi Okubo, Tetsu Inada, Mitsuru Miyamoto, Satoshi Tsuruoka, Ai Nonaka, Kei Shindo and Sakura Tange. Fate/Apocrypha is an ANIPLEX/A-1 Pictures production. The series will be 25 episodes that premiere is the US and Canada on November 7 and everywhere else, except Japan, on December 2.
LONG ROAD HOME, THE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, July 2017) Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller of the same name, the series relives a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad - a day that came to be known as "Black Sunday." The series cuts between the action on the ground in Iraq and that of the homefront back in Texas, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst. The Long Road Home premieres Tuesday, November 7 on National Geographic.
IT HAPPENED HERE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) It Happened Here (Nov. 10): Each episode takes viewers to the exact site of a celebrity's controversial or tragic event to retrace their final footsteps and backtrack through the places that help tell the story and solve the riddles surrounding the case. From the Las Vegas Strip where Tupac Shakur was gunned down to the New York apartment where Heath Ledger died, It Happened Here paints a more complete picture of what really happened before a celebrity's life changed forever. Other hour-long episodes include the stories behind Selena, Joan Rivers, Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe. It Happened Here is produced by Buck Productions.
STALKER FILES, THE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) The Stalker Files (Nov. 10): Take an unnerving dive into the cases of stalkers whose unrelenting obsession with a celebrity led to jarring and tragic ends. Every hour-long episode unfolds with two seemingly separate timelines building to a climax of fear and violence with each story presented through expert interviews, recreations, actual case files and insights from seasoned law enforcement officials. See the chilling stories behind the stalking cases involving Erin Andrews, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, David Letterman, Christina Grimmie, Rebecca Schaeffer and Brooke Shields. The Stalker Files is produced by Buck Productions.
FUTURE MAN (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) as "Josh Futturman," a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
I AM ELIZABETH SMART (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) 2017 marks the 15-year anniversary of Elizabeth Smart's abduction. Part of a cross-network event with A&E, Lifetime's I Am Elizabeth Smart is the definitive, authorized movie about the harrowing kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, told from her perspective and with her full participation. In June 2002, Elizabeth Ann Smart (Alana Boden) was a 14-year-old girl when she was abducted from her Salt Lake City home by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell (Skeet Ulrich). He brought her to a hilly encampment where, with his twisted accomplice Wanda Barzee (Deirdre Lovejoy), he held Elizabeth captive. She was starved, drugged, raped and subjected to bizarre religious rituals until, nine months later, she enabled her own rescue. A film about the kidnapping was rushed on the air shortly after the incident, but it shied away from the reality of what Elizabeth went through. Now, in I Am Elizabeth Smart, Elizabeth herself, as a producer and on-screen narrator, explores how she survived, and confronts the truths and misconceptions about her captivity. I Am Elizabeth Smart is executive produced by Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison of Asylum Entertainment, Allison Berkley and Joseph Freed of Marwar Junction Productions. Barbara Lieberman and Tom Patricia also executive produce the movie with Elizabeth Smart serving as producer. Sarah Walker directs from a teleplay by Tory Walker. The two-part documentary special, Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography debuts on A&E on November 12 and 13.
COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2017) SundanceTV today announced that its four-hour documentary series "Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders" from Academy Award(R) nominee Joe Berlinger will air as a two-night special event on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th starting at 9p/8c. The series focuses on the infamous crime that shocked the nation and was chronicled in Truman Capote's seminal book, In Cold Blood - the November 15, 1959 brutal murder of four members of the Clutter family in their home in a small Kansas farming community, a crime seemingly without motive. An AMC Studios, RadicalMedia and Third Eye Motion Picture Company production, the true crime documentary takes a fresh in-depth look at the legendary case - digging into the resulting investigation, and the convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock. "Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders" draws from the first-hand accounts of relatives, family friends, townspeople and law enforcement -- some of whom have never spoken publicly before. In addition to commentary from surviving Clutter family members, there are new insights from Paul Dewey, son of Alvin Dewey, who was the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's lead detective on the case; Gerald Clarke, Truman Capote biographer and friend; and actor Scott Wilson, who played murderer Richard "Dick" Hickock in the Academy Award-nominated motion picture, among others. The series also presents never-before-seen details such as original photographs, audio recordings, and documents from the case, as well as memoirs and letters from the murderers and their families. Through this immersive investigation, the true crime docuseries deepens our understanding of this notorious crime and explores the role it played in the American psyche.
MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel's Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe - their parents.
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2017) She's Gotta Have It the Netflix Original Series from Academy Award(R) Nominated Director SPIKE LEE is a 10-episode contemporary update of Lee's 1986 revolutionary debut film. Starring DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) in the central role of Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: Greer Childs played by Cleo Anthony (Divergent), Jamie Overstreet played by Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), and Mars Blackmon played by Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos. Chyna Layne (Precious) and Ilfenesh Hadeara (Baywatch), Margot Bingham (Barbershop: The Next Cut), Sydney Morton (Love, New York), and Joie Lee (Do The Right Thing) also star. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, he created and produced the show. Tonya Lewis Lee is Executive Producer. Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage are also Producers. She's Gotta Have It was SPIKE's landmark film which he shot in 12 days during the long hot summer of 1986. The film signaled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies. The new She's Gotta Have It is SPIKE's first TV series.
CHRISTMAS STORY, A (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 12/17/17 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, August 2017) FOX's next live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY, will air Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) LIVE on FOX. From Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, the three-hour live television event, inspired by the holiday classic feature "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production "A Christmas Story: The Musical," will be executive-produced by award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land"). The epic adaptation will be filmed at the historic Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Emmy Award nominee Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live," "Bridesmaids") will star as the mother of nine-year old "Ralphie Parker." Additional casting information to be announced soon.
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.