(from Spike TV's press release, May 2013) The inaugural season of Spike TV's "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" brings together 32 of the best welterweight (170 lbs) fighters on the planet to compete for a spot in the Bellator MMA Tournament, the toughest tournament in sports, and a $100,000 prize. The series premieres on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, featuring legends of the sport, Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock, and Joe Warren, as coaches. From Salvador, Brazil to Newcastle, United Kingdom to Great Falls, MT, the 32 fighters have traveled from all corners of the globe to the bayou of New Orleans, and will live and train together in four camps led by the aforementioned legendary coaches. This series is much more than just a tournament, as it will capture the reality of the competitors and the grueling training regimen it takes to become a world-class MMA fighter. The concept of "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" is unprecedented in that the fighters control their own destiny. They will choose which camp to train with and which opponent they want to fight next. The 32 fighters will partake in qualifying bouts over the first three episodes of the series. The finale will be telecast live on Spike with the winner moving on to an upcoming tournament. Bellator announcer Jimmy Smith will serve as host.
(from E!'s press release, June 2013) For more than a decade, E!'s popular comedy franchise "The Soup" has entertained the pop culture cynic in all of us by mocking, dissecting and highlighting the most shameful moments in television and pop culture. From cringe worthy make out sessions at the Jersey Shore to Anderson Cooper's school girl giggle to Honey Boo Boo in all her glory, "The Soup" has been there every step of the way. But now, "The Soup" team, led by host Joel McHale, will delve deeper into the Hollywood vortex to examine pop culture mysteries, celebrity rumors and the shocking questions that entertainment fans never thought to ask... and probably shouldn't have. The new spin-off special "The Soup Investigates" premieres Wednesday, June 19th at 10:30pm ET/PT on E! following a new episode of "The Soup" at 10pm ET/PT.
BIG PICTURE, THE (REELZ) · [series premiere] · 6/20/13 at 11:00 PM · [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Reelz's press release, June 2013) ReelzChannel today announced the premiere of its new original series The Big Picture, hosted by Alex Cambert and Lauren Sanchez. The Big Picture is a weekly look at Hollywood, pop culture and the world of entertainment. Cambert and Sanchez will also serve as executive producers. The Big Picture - You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll experience pop culture references in a whole new way. TV personalities Alex Cambert and Lauren Sanchez poke fun in this no-holds-barred, ongoing water cooler conversation about all the latest Hollywood happenings. From the flashing bulbs of the red carpet to exclusive celebrity interviews and one-of-a-kind guests every week who join in-studio via Skype, Twitter or Facebook, The Big Picture also features hilarious polls and musings on the hottest topics in movies and entertainment. Alex and Lauren have a magnetic chemistry together, part brother sister, part BFFs, with a style all their own. The Big Picture premieres Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT. Viewers will have additional chances to watch on Fridays at 1am ET/ 10pm PT, Saturdays at 10am ET/ 7am PT and Sundays at 2pm ET/ 11am PT.
(from Food Network's press release, May 2013) Cooking Channel's favorite Classy Ladies Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark hit the road in search of adventure, hidden gems and a delicious cocktail in Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia premiering Friday, June 21st at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT on Cooking Channel. With vintage suitcases in hand, this witty duo embarks on a road trip not to be missed and tops off each episode with a party and an original cocktail inspired by their travels. From mud baths in the California desert to synchronized swimming in Miami, Alie and Georgia leave no stone unturned as they tour the country in style with a healthy shot of humor.
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2013) On the heels of Jodi Arias' murder conviction last week, Lifetime today announced that its original movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret will make its world premiere on Saturday, June 22, at 8:00pm ET/PT. Based on the disturbing murder trial that continues to captivate the nation, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret tells the story of Jodi Arias (Tania Raymonde, Lost), a seductive 28-year-old aspiring photographer recently found guilty of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer, The Mob Doctor), who was found nude in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. While investigating the violent killing, Mesa, Arizona police retrieved a digital camera from Alexander's washing machine, revealing shocking images authorities claim Arias took during their sexual escapades, as well as during and after his murder. While Jodi pled not guilty and contends she killed Alexander in self-defense, police concluded that when he broke off their relationship, she stalked her ex-boyfriend and seduced him one final time before murdering him in cold blood. Her subsequent trial has been grand theater, dominating the cable news networks as she testified in her own defense and offered explicit insight into the sex, lies and obsession that led up to Alexander's murder. Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) portrays Prosecutor Juan Martinez and David Zayas (Dexter) plays Detective Esteban Flores.
MOUNTAIN MONSTERS (DA) · [series premiere] · 6/22/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Destination America's press release, June 2013) Wolfman, Devil Dog, Grassman, Wampus Beast, Mothman, Lizard Demon - for generations, these mysterious Appalachian monsters have spawned countless sightings in the 1500-mile long mountain chain. With a distinctive landscape of dense woods, murky lakes, and hidden valleys stretching the length of the eastern U.S., the region is a hotbed for creatures both legendary and unidentified. Now in Destination America's new series MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, a band of hardcore hunters and trappers native to West Virginia and known as The Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) is at the ready to identify and snare these shadowy figures in the hope of helping local mountain communities rest more easily when night falls and nature comes out to play. Having spent a lifetime with the mountain wilderness as their home, hobby, and hunting ground, the AIMS and its founder John "Trapper" Tice expertly tap into their backwoods ingenuity using both traditional techniques and modern technology to capture the supernatural beast. The six-episode first season of MOUNTAIN MONSTERS premieres Saturday, June 22 at 10 PM E/P.
CROSSING LINES (NBC) · [two-hour series premiere - special time] · 6/23/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, April 2013) NBC has announced that its upcoming summer drama series "Crossing Lines" will launch Sunday, June 23 with a special two-hour premiere (9-11 p.m. ET). "Crossing Lines," from creator Edward Bernero, taps into the charter of the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized cross-border crimes and to hunt down global criminals. The series stars William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha, Moon Dailly and Richard Flood. The series is produced by Tandem Communications, Bernero Productions, in co-production with TF1 Production/TF1 Network and commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks. Bernero, Rola Bauer, Jonas Bauer and Tim Halkin serve as executive producers. "Crossing Lines" will normally air in its 10 p.m. Sunday timeslot beginning June 30. NBC has ordered 10 episodes.
WHODUNNIT? (ABC) · [series premiere] · 6/23/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, March 2013) "WHODUNNIT?" - PREMIERES SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of the "CSI" franchise, begins production on his first primetime reality series, "Whodunnit?" Cris Abrego partners with Zuiker for the new nine-episode alternative series that puts 13 contestants' investigative skills to the test in a mystery reality competition. Each week players will use a variety of crime scene investigation techniques to meticulously uncover evidence that will ultimately reveal who among them is the killer. The interactive series will pit 13 amateur sleuths against each other in a quest to solve a series of puzzling murders. Some will form alliances and others will choose to go it alone just to get them closer to the grand prize. The contestants will reside on a glamorous estate where each week they must solve a new crime in order to advance in the game. Failure to solve the crime will lead to a player's demise, until only three are left. In the final episode, one player will unmask the killer and take home the $250,000 prize. "Whodunnit?" is produced by Dare to Pass and 51 Minds. Zuiker and Abrego are executive producers. Matt Weinberg, president of Dare to Pass, also serves as producer.
DEVIOUS MAIDS (LIFETIME) · [series premiere] · 6/23/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2013) Lifetime will premiere its highly-anticipated new drama Devious Maids, executive produced by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), on Sunday, June 23, at 10PM ET/PT. The ensemble all-star cast, Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin' Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs), portray five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. In Devious Maids, murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills' wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tony enclave where the staff is as clever, witty, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers. Whoever holds the dirt holds the power, and before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and deep dark secrets exposed as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder of a beloved housemaid.
NAKED & AFRAID (DISCOVERY) · [series premiere - special time] · 6/23/13 at 10:20 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2013) What happens when you put a man and a woman - sans clothes - in one of the most remote areas of the world? The survival genre strips down when Discovery's brand new series NAKED & AFRAID premieres on Sunday, June 23rd at 10:20pm ET/PT, immediately following SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA. NAKED & AFRAID will move to its regular 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot the following Sunday, June 30th. Discovery takes "survival of the fittest" to the next level with NAKED & AFRAID, where each week, a new pair of complete and total strangers - one man and one woman - will find themselves stranded in and, quite literally, exposed to one of the world's most extreme weather environments. This duo will be left high and dry with no food, no water... and no clothes. They must survive on their own for a full 21 days, with nothing but one personal item each and the knowledge that the only prize is their pride and sense of accomplishment. In NAKED & AFRAID, these brazen and bold couples will get acquainted with each other -and their new surroundings - very quickly, forcing them to question and test everything they may think they know about their acquired survival skills and instincts.
UNDER THE DOME (CBS) · [series premiere] · 6/24/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, February 2013) Production has commenced today in Wilmington, N.C. for CBS's new summer series, UNDER THE DOME. Acclaimed director Niels Arden Oplev ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") is directing the first episode. UNDER THE DOME, which premieres Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS, is based on Stephen King's bestselling novel about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. UNDER THE DOME stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds. UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, will serve as executive producers.
WILLIS CLAN, THE (GAC) · [series premiere] · 6/27/13 at 8:00 PM · [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from GAC's press release, April 2013) The Willis Clan: If raising a large family was an extreme sport, Toby and Brenda Willis would be gold medalists. In a bucolic country setting in Middle Tennessee, they focus full-time on family life that includes their 12 children, ages 2 - 21, who are accomplished singers, musicians and in the case of the older kids, internationally-ranked competitive dancers. This new series goes behind the scenes with this family of talented, self-reliant and exceptional siblings. While some may find their ways unconventional, the Willis clan lives family life to the extreme with equal parts love and intense discipline and it seems to be working. Thursday, June 27, 8:00 p.m. ET
(from Syfy's press release, May 2013) A pair of unlikely heroes are all that stand between Earth and extinction in the newest Syfy Original Movie Independence Day-Saster, premiering in a special time period Thursday, June 27 at 9PM (ET/PT). In Independence Day-Saster, an alien invasion cripples America's conventional defense forces. When the President's helicopter is shot down, his brother (a small-town hero) and a renegade scientist must find the aliens' weakness and defeat them. Independence Day-Saster stars Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3), Tom Everett Scott (Southland), Emily Holmes (Snakes on a Plane) and Andrea Brooks (Supernatural). Independence Day-Saster is a production of Cinetel Films.
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2013) (from Lifetime's press release, May 2013) On the heels of Jodi Arias' murder conviction last week, Lifetime today announced that its original movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret will make its world premiere on Saturday, June 22, at 8:00pm ET/PT. Based on the disturbing murder trial that continues to captivate the nation, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret tells the story of Jodi Arias (Tania Raymonde, Lost), a seductive 28-year-old aspiring photographer recently found guilty of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer, The Mob Doctor), who was found nude in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. While investigating the violent killing, Mesa, Arizona police retrieved a digital camera from Alexander's washing machine, revealing shocking images authorities claim Arias took during their sexual escapades, as well as during and after his murder. While Jodi pled not guilty and contends she killed Alexander in self-defense, police concluded that when he broke off their relationship, she stalked her ex-boyfriend and seduced him one final time before murdering him in cold blood. Her subsequent trial has been grand theater, dominating the cable news networks as she testified in her own defense and offered explicit insight into the sex, lies and obsession that led up to Alexander's murder. Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) portrays Prosecutor Juan Martinez and David Zayas (Dexter) plays Detective Esteban Flores.
(from Hallmark's press release, April 2013) "BANNER 4TH OF JULY" - Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere; Saturday, June 29 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C); Starring: Brooke White, Christian Campbell, Mercedes Ruehl, Michael Barbuto; Desiree Banner (White) may own her own record company but she has struggled to find her perfect melody since leaving the band she once headlined with her brothers Mitchell (Campbell) and Johnny (Barbuto). Her departure from the band, The Banners Project, led her into a marriage that was doomed to fail and deeply damaged her relationship with Mitchell, whom she has avoided for the past ten years. Nevertheless, when Desiree's mother, Rosalind (Ruehl), suffers a heart attack, Desiree and Mitchell rush home and join their brother Johnny to be by her side. Rosalind, however, has ulterior motives for bringing her children together: she hopes that a Fourth of July reunion concert of The Banners Project will save their hometown from bankruptcy. Despite Desiree, Mitchell and Johnny's initial protests, The Banners Project is the last hope for the struggling town as the Banner siblings must put their family feud aside and find harmony both on and offstage.
FANTOMWORKS (VELOCITY) · [series premiere] · 6/30/13 at 8:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Velocity's press release, June 2013) In FANTOMWORKS restoration expert Dan Short and his team only have a heart for those who genuinely love their cars. Every car has a story, but if you can't prove to Dan that you truly care about your car and want the job done right then he won't accept your business. Dan's bustling shop, FantomWorks, is the largest automotive restoration shop in America. Leaning on of years automotive restoration experience in addition to the qualities of discipline and precision Dan acquired in the military, the FantomWorks team runs a busy production pipeline in order to meticulously refurbish some of America's favorite rides. Every week old cars come with new obstacles including irate car owners, personality clashes, cost over-runs, parts problems and walkouts. Come along for the ride every Sunday night at 8 PM ET/PT beginning June 30 only on Velocity.
RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME) · [series premiere] · 6/30/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, April 2013) Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN stars Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as LA's best professional fixer. Ray is the man called in to make the city's celebrities,' superstar athletes,' and business moguls' most complicated and combustible situations go away. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, Mickey Donovan, played by Oscar(R) winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. RAY DONOVAN is created and executive-produced by Ann Biderman (Southland), who also wrote the pilot episode. The series is also executive produced by Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff. RAY DONOVAN is a SHOWTIME(R) production and the pilot was directed by Allen Coulter (The Sopranos, Sons Of Anarchy), who also serves as producer on both the pilot and the second episode of the series.
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2013) BATTLEGROUND AFGHANISTAN (Markus Vernon Davies) Premieres Monday, July 1, at 9 PM ET/PT Following the critically acclaimed series Inside Combat Rescue, NGC looks inside the latest chapter of the Afghan Conflict as seen by the American Marines in Afghanistan. Capt. Ben Middendorf and his men take the fight directly to the Taliban with a mission to locate, disrupt and destroy the enemy.
BELOW DECK (BRAVO) · [series premiere] · 7/1/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, May 2013) Bravo Media cruises into uncharted waters when its new docu-series "Below Deck" premieres on Monday, July 1 at 10p.m ET/PT. The series follows a group of crewmembers living and working aboard "Honor," a 164' mega-yacht and kicks off with a half-hour preview special airing on Monday, June 10 at 11p.m. ET/PT. The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young single crew, known as "yachties," live, love and work together onboard the luxurious, privately owned yacht, while tending to the ever-changing needs of their wealthy, demanding clients. While each crew member brings a different level of experience, they all share a love for this lifestyle that enables them to travel to some of the most beautiful and exotic locales in the world. Each episode features different charter guests -- from millionaires, to entertainers to hard-partying well-heeled friends -- as they move onto the boat for an at sea adventure.
EYEWITNESS WAR (NGC) · [series premiere] · 7/1/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2013) EYEWITNESS WAR (Karga Seven Pictures) Premieres Monday, July 1, at 10 PM and 10:30 PM ET/PT Follow the men and women of the Army, Navy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard and other forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. It's their vision, their words, their war.
SIBERIA (NBC) · [series premiere] · 7/1/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2013) NBC has acquired the one-hour series "Siberia" from Sierra/Engine Television and Oscar-nominated producer Michael Ohoven's Infinity Films. The series will premiere Monday, July 1 at 10 p.m. ET. In 1908, a meteor hit deep into the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. Now, more than 100 years later, 16 contestants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land's mysterious past. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.
BEING MARY JANE (BET) · [series premiere] · 7/2/13 at 10:30 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, May 2013) Fourth of July weekend is a time to celebrate the values of family, strength and independence. Mary Jane Paul is a woman who embodies these traits in a story about the joys and struggles of navigating through life as a fiercely independent, modern woman. From the producers of the award-winning, record breaking BET comedy THE GAME, GIRLFRIENDS and box-office hit SPARKLE comes the BET original movie BEING MARY JANE. Starring Gabrielle Union , the highly anticipated television event premieres Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on BET. Mary Jane Paul seemingly has it all as a beautiful and successful TV news anchor. In reality, she's a self-sufficient powerhouse with a lackluster love life who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation. How far is she willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she - and society - insist are missing from her life? Intense drama and unforgettable moments unfold as Mary Jane juggles her life, her relationships, her work and commitments to her family. Also starring Richard Roundtree , Margaret Avery , Lisa Vidal , Richard Brooks , Omari Hardwick , Tika Sumpter , Raven Goodwin , B.J. Britt , Aaron Spears , Latarsha Rose and Robinne Lee . Created by Mara Brock Akil and co-executive produced by Salim Akil . BEING MARY JANE series debut slated for January 2014 on BET Networks.
BBQ CRAWL (TRAVEL) · [series premiere] · 7/3/13 at 8:00 PM · [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
DONUT SHOWDOWN (COOKING) · [series premiere] · 7/3/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, April 2013) Donut Showdown takes the donut to epicurean heights with an exciting competition between some of the best donut makers in the country. Each episode pits three donut makers against each other in a series of challenges, but only one can walk away with the $10,000 prize. Produced by Architect Films for Cooking Channel
(from PBS's press release, May 2013) PBS today announced CHARLIE ROSE WEEKEND (w/t), a new 30-minute series hosted by acclaimed journalist Charlie Rose, to air at 8:30 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide on Fridays. The show will launch in July 2013. CHARLIE ROSE WEEKEND will feature the iconic television anchor's focus on the events and conversations shaping the week and the week ahead. Drawing on conversations from his nightly PBS program and new insightful perspectives from around the world, it will capture the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports in a fresh, engaged, and smart presentation.
KING (REELZ) · [series premiere] · 7/5/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, June 2013) ReelzChannel today announced that the police procedural original series King will make its U.S. premiere Friday, July 5, 2013 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Homicide Detective Jessica King (Amy Price-Francis, The Cleaner) is a charismatic but unconventional cop whose unique eye for detail turns cases around. King sees what everyone else misses: in crime scenes, in evidence, in the motivations and drives of the suspects. She's a fearless and imaginative lateral thinker with a rare quality - King doesn't need to be liked and this quality gets her into a lot of trouble. Viewers will have an additional chance to watch King on Fridays at 12am ET/ 9pm PT. King is the lead investigator of Toronto's Major Crimes Task Force, the unit that handles the most volatile and challenging cases on the streets: murder, rape, robbery, gang violence, serial and predatory crime. Her eccentric, obsessive approach to police work, packaged in pencil skirts with tightly tailored white shirts, makes her stand out and not always in a good way. Colleagues may resent her but King's fierce intelligence, passion for her job, disarming honesty and wicked sense of humor overrides their doubts.
(from Travel Channel's press release, March 2013) Nothing says "vacation" like a beach boardwalk, where millions of travelers flock to indulge in their favorite guilty pleasures every year. In "Bikinis & Boardwalks," specialty cameras will be mounted on everything, from surfers braving the waves to the helmets of active Army Parachute Specialists, as they rain down from over 12,000 feet above the boardwalk at the annual Atlantic City Air Show. We'll go behind the scenes and meet the world famous candy makers as they go through 10,000 pounds of taffy a day trying to satisfy tourists' insatiable sweet tooth! And just when you think you've seen it all, viewers will get an insider entrée to the country's last Circus Sideshow at Coney Island's Boardwalk - with never-before-given access to the sword swallowers, sorcerers, fire-eaters and more! From the sinfully delicious foods and adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, to the unexpected nearby attractions and miles of gorgeous beach - this will be an all-access pass to summer's most sizzling destinations, and the inside scoop on what makes these playgrounds the ultimate summer hotspots.
ENDEAVOUR (PBS) · [series premiere] · 7/7/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2013) Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Detective Constable Endeavour Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve. Shaun Evans stars as the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. Sundays, July 7-28, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
FOOD COURT WARS (FOOD) · [series premiere - special time] · 7/7/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2013) Food Network takes a journey with Tyler Florence as he scours the United States to help aspiring entrepreneurs realize their lifelong dreams of opening their own restaurant in the new series Food Court Wars, premiering Sunday, July 7th at 10pm ET/PT and airing on Sundays at 8pm ET/PT starting July 14th. Each episode features two teams competing against each other for the chance to open a restaurant, rent-free, for one year in a mall food court. But first, the two teams must create an irresistible food court concept in 48 hours and then outsell the other team in a single day of business at the mall, with the winner awarded their new food court restaurant.
TATTOO RESCUE (SPIKE TV) · [series premiere] · 7/7/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, November 2012) Spike TV has ordered 10-episodes of a new, one-hour original series "Tattoo Rescue." The show follows renowned tattoo expert Joey Germinario (aka "Joey Tattoo") and his team of experts as they travel the country transforming failing tattoo studios into profitable ventures. "Tattoo Rescue" is produced by Charlie Corwin's Original Media. Vem Miller's Sweatshop Media also serves as executive producer. The series is scheduled to debut next summer. At one time, they were the symbol of the culture's dark underbelly, but now tattoos have gone mainstream with an industry gross of well over $2.3 billion. Despite the fact that more Americans than ever crave permanent ink to wear like a badge of honor, every day countless tattoo shops go out of business, many falling to the stereotypes of being dark, inhospitable and full of unsavory characters. Joey Tattoo, a native of Hoboken N.J. will use his 22 years of experience in the tattoo business and his larger-than-life personality to rescue these establishments from financial ruin before it's too late. His knowledge of the tattoo industry is well-known in his home state of New Jersey where he has personally guided a bevy of shops into economic success. In "Tattoo Rescue," Joey will often have to deal with belligerent owners, obstinate tattoo artists and shops with massive health code violations in his seemingly impossible weekly quest.
(from NBC's press release, June 2013) NBC has announced the 10 teams set to participate in "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls." The Electus-produced adventure-reality competition series premieres Monday, July 8 (9-10 p.m. ET). The show is hosted by world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls, who will be looking for that survival spirit, resourceful skill and heart-led determination that he knows the wild demands.
(from BBC America's press release, June 2013) Impossible is merely a challenge for Jonathan Goodwin, a new breed of escapologist and a professional dangerman, who puts himself in the most extreme situations. Emulating his childhood heroes, the great American sideshow acts and comic-book characters, Goodwin takes his unique brand of entertainment onto the streets of Britain and the US. He'll climb buildings, get buried alive, catch arrows and fire a rifle blindfolded in front of stunned onlookers. But viewers will get to know him even better, witnessing the extraordinary processes Goodwin goes through behind the scenes as he trains intensively for his performances, many of which have never been attempted before. Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin premieres Monday, July 8, 10:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.
(from History's press release, June 2013) Seven years ago, a stranger pulled into a sleepy farming community somewhere along the Kansas-Missouri border and bought himself a rundown car dealership. Before long, he was king of a business empire built out of adrenaline, family values and red-hot patriotism. GOD, GUNS & AUTOMOBILES, a new half-hour series premiering Monday, July 8 at 10 p.m. on HISTORY, follows Mark Muller and his brother and business partner, Chicago radio personality Eric "Mancow" Muller as they run their throwback auto dealership, Max Motors. Located in the tiny rural town of Butler, Missouri, Muller makes car deals the old fashioned way. A true American Original, he's fueled by a larger-than-life personality and turbo-charged attitude.
KENTUCKY BIDDERS (TRUTV) · [series premiere] · 7/8/13 at 10:30 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2013) truTV's latest original series follows the happenings at Sammie's Auction, a colorful auction house in Corbin, Ky. This family-owned business buys rare and sometimes outrageous items during the week and then sells them off on weekend nights. Sammie, his family and his madcap employees will buy or sell just about anything: wedding dresses, live animals, condominiums, antique coins, warrior helmets, antique cars, motorcycles...you name it. Kentucky Bidders comes to truTV from ITV Studios America, in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment.
DRUNK HISTORY (COMEDY) · [series premiere] · 7/9/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, June 2013) Raise your glass and get ready for the most fun you'll ever have with history! Based on the award-winning and wildly popular web series, "Drunk History," a new half-hour series, pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact great moments in history. COMEDY CENTRAL premieres the first of eight all-new episodes on Tuesday, July 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the second season premiere of "The Jeselnik Offensive." Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, hosted by Waters and directed by Konner, each episode of "Drunk History" will take viewers and students of history (the late night cramming/Cliff Notes version) on a tour of cities across America, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and the Wild West, to explore their rich culture and history via historical reenactments, with a twist... of lime.
PROPERTY ENVY (BRAVO) · [series premiere] · 7/9/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, May 2013) Bravo Media is involved in a hot property threesome with Jeff Lewis announcing a seventh season of "Flipping Out" as well as the premiere of "Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis" on Tuesday, July 9 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, followed by two back-to-back episodes of "Property Envy," the all-new thirty minute panel talk show exploring the world of luxury real estate at 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM ET/PT. Then on the premiere of "Property Envy," host Stephen Collins along with passionate property expert Jeff Lewis, prominent interior designer Mary McDonald and Chicago-based real estate guru Brandie Malay break down the world of luxury real estate, cutting-edge home technology and trendsetting décor. The world's most exclusive and expensive homes throw open their doors as every week, the design obsessed host and esteemed panelists dive into everything from one-of-a-kind cultural landmarks to $45 million dollar houses and everything in between.
(from MTV's press release, June 2013) Immediately following on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2, the series premiere of "Ain't That America with Lil Duval" will feature comedian Lil Duval and friends as they explore America's biggest cultural traditions and pastimes. From birthdays and barbeques to holidays, sports, food, fitness and more, the eight episode, half-hour series will feature the most outrageous viral videos spanning every social and geographic group in the country.
BRIDGE, THE (FX) · [90-minute series premiere] · 7/10/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, May 2013) FX has locked the premiere date for its newest original drama series The Bridge, which will debut on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT. The Bridge's 13-episode first season airs Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT. The Bridge is a present-day crime thriller exploring the tensions on the US-Mexico border. When an American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) from El Paso PD must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border. Marco understands the slippery politics of Mexican law enforcement, and while his police force slowly succumbs to the pressures and demands of the cartel, he's one of the last good men in the department. He's charming, but also cunning as he will do whatever it takes to get what he needs. This does not sit well with Sonya, who has Asperger's and strictly follows rules as well as protocol. Her candid and off-putting personality fuels an unforgiving drive for truth. The case quickly pulls them into a string of murders on the border, a scene already consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence and prostitution.
CAMP (NBC) · [series premiere] · 7/10/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, April 2013) "Camp," which stars Rachel Griffiths ("Six Feet Under") as a divorced camp director looking for a fresh start, will launch Wednesday, July 10 (10-11 p.m. ET). The series explores the campers and counselors at Little Otter Family Camp, where summer memories are made. Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights") and Peter Elkoff ("Gossip Girl") are the creators of "Camp." They serve as executive producers with Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. The program is produced by Matchbox Pictures and BermanBraun.
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, June 2013) Nick will sell you an assault rifle in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Arizona. In a Southern town, Steve has what law enforcement believes to be synthetic marijuana for purchase at his smoke shop. For around $100 in cash, "Karen" in North Carolina will sell you sex however you like it. All three are seemingly everyday Americans, but their lives and livelihoods fuel national headlines and regularly stir impassioned political debate. National Geographic Channel teams with investigative journalists Mariana van Zeller (@MarianaVZ) and Darren Foster (@darren_foster) to take viewers Inside: Secret America, a new series that infiltrates the nation's most controversial subcultures, premiering Wednesday, July 10, at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
R&B DIVAS: LA (TV ONE) · [series premiere] · 7/10/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, June 2013) TV One will premiere R&B Divas LA, the newest chapter in the network's highly successful R&B Divas reality series franchise, via Video on Demand (VOD) Sunday, July 7, a full three days in advance of the series' network premiere. The VOD premiere marks the first time in network history that TV One will debut and promote an original series on VOD before it airs on the linear network - Wednesday, July 10, 10 PM/ET. A follow-up to TV One's popular R&B Divas Atlanta series, the Los Angeles series centers on West Coast divas Kelly Price, Chante Moore, Dawn Robinson, Lil' Mo, Claudette Ortiz and Michel'le.
(from Netflix's press release, April 2013) Netflix will premiere its upcoming original series "Orange Is the New Black" on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Created by Jenji Kohan ("Weeds"), the comedic drama starring Taylor Schilling is set in a women's prison and is based on the U.S. best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman. All thirteen one-hour episodes in the series from Lionsgate Television will be available at launch. Netflix members will have access to "Orange Is the New Black" at 12:01 AM PDT in all territories where Netflix is available - U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and the Nordics. "Orange Is the New Black" follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiance Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series' diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning.
SUMMER CAMP (USA) · [series premiere] · 7/11/13 at 8:00 PM · [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2013) USA announced today that Matt Rogers, a former "American Idol" finalist and seasoned on-air talent, will be the host of the network's new competition reality series, SUMMER CAMP. The eight episode one-hour series will premiere on Thursday, July 11 at 8/7c on USA. "A reality TV veteran, Matt brings a relatiblity and an energy that is a perfect fit for this fun-filled summer competition series," said Heather Olander, senior vice president, alternative programming for USA Network. "As a former camper himself, we are excited to see Matt relive the experience all over again alongside this incredible group of characters." From Emmy(R)-Award winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan ("Big Brother") and Fly on the Wall Entertainment and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, this escapist series sends die-hard campers back to the most cherished place of their youth for the thrill of a lifetime. In SUMMER CAMP, viewers will meet an eclectic group of 16 adults from all walks of life - from the fanatic hunter to the former nerd-turned-supermodel to the vegan yoga instructor. Campers will pack their bags and head to an idyllic lakeside retreat in Big Bear, California, where they will indulge in over-the-top competitions inspired by classic camp games. At the end of the summer, the remaining competitors face off in the "Campathalon," an ultimate Olympic style event.
(from NBC's press release, April 2013) The network has also set July 11 as the debut date for its two new summer alternative series "The Winner Is ..." (9-10 p.m. ET) and "Hollywood Game Night" (10-11 p.m. ET). Each will air weekly on Thursday nights. "Hollywood Game Night," hosted by Jane Lynch, features A-list celebrities partaking in a cocktail party atmosphere that is based on the real-life game nights of creator Sean Hayes. The series is produced by Hayes' Hazy Mills Productions, Mission Control Media and Universal Television. Hayes, Todd Milliner, Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith are executive producers.
(from Disney XD's press release, June 2013) Beginning Saturday, July 13, the Randomation Animation programming block launches featuring the series premieres of "Packages from Planet X" and "Camp Lakebottom," new episodes of "Max Steel" and "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," and "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne" In "Packages from Planet X," charismatic 15-year-old Dan Zembrosky from the bizarre town of Iron Bay suddenly receives strange, cryptic packages from an evil alien planet. The packages arrive in various forms and Dan and his two best friends use them to their own advantage, whether it be to make the soccer team, pass a test to avoid summer school or get out of trouble, all while keeping the mysterious contraptions out of the hands of Copernicus, an evil alien who is plotting to take over the world.
(from Disney XD's press release, June 2013) Beginning Saturday, July 13, the Randomation Animation programming block launches featuring the series premieres of "Packages from Planet X" and "Camp Lakebottom," new episodes of "Max Steel" and "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," and "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne" In "Packages from Planet X," charismatic 15-year-old Dan Zembrosky from the bizarre town of Iron Bay suddenly receives strange, cryptic packages from an evil alien planet. The packages arrive in various forms and Dan and his two best friends use them to their own advantage, whether it be to make the soccer team, pass a test to avoid summer school or get out of trouble, all while keeping the mysterious contraptions out of the hands of Copernicus, an evil alien who is plotting to take over the world.
(from Cartoon Network's press release, June 2013) The Caped Crusader will return to television screens this summer when Beware the Batman premieres on Cartoon Network Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation. Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman's core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordswoman Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a "Batman show." WBA's Sam Register serves as executive producer, with Glen Murakami (Batman Beyond) and Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc.) producing.
BOUNTY HUNTERS (CMT) · [series premiere] · 7/13/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, June 2013) There's a new kind of criminal-catching bounty hunter coming to CMT with the network's first animated comedy series, BOUNTY HUNTERS, executive produced and voiced by Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall joined by series regular Lisa Lampanelli. The 13-episode series is set to premiere on Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT. America's favorite funny guys Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Engvall track down fugitives for their own two-bit bounty hunting business in each of the half-hour episodes. The team will do their best to chase down fugitives, while trying to please the tough-as-nails bondswoman who throws them cases, voiced by Lisa Lampanelli. The guys will have to deal with friends and family like Jeff's sassy ex-wife and her smarmy new husband, voiced by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, and the local rednecks like Jesco (who just so happens to be Jeff's dad) voiced by Dave Thomas. Their bounties are always peculiar and are voiced by guest stars like Kellie Pickler. Blake Shelton, and Kix Brooks.
(from CMT's press release, May 2013) This all-new series follows perennial pranksters Jeremiah and his best friend, Big Ox, as they use their backwoods ingenuity to concoct the most outrageous pranks imaginable - all in hopes of turning their incomparable antics into a lucrative business. The series is from Leftfield Pictures, with Brent Montgomery, David George, and Shawn Witt executive producing for Leftfield. Nancy Jacobs Miller and Michelle Van Kempen also executive produce. Jordan Harman serves as executive producer for CMT.
(from Travel Channel's press release, June 2013) Travel Channel is spreading Fandemonium nationwide! Host Adam Richman is on a mission to explore the world of ultimate super-fans and the extremes they go to in order to celebrate their passion. The new original series, "Adam Richman's Fandemonium," explores what makes someone willing to quit their job, and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on costumes, gear and food at their favorite events. Sometimes the events themselves become secondary to the wild festivities, atmosphere and environment that the fans create and revel in. Richman's quest takes him from Florida to Alaska as he experiences the nation's fanatical gatherings in "Adam Richman's Fandemonium," premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, July 14 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (regular time will be Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT).
(from Syfy's press release, April 2013) Premieres Tuesday, July 16 at 9PM - Life-long unexplained paranormal mystery-addict Joe Rogan ventures into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life's most startling theories. Having explored these questions for years on his podcast, Joe now takes his journey to the next level, traveling the country and knocking on any door necessary to find the truth. In his own unique and inquisitive style, Joe will stop at nothing to quench his curiosity for the unknown. Production company: A. Smith & Co. Executive producers: Arthur Smith, Joe Rogan, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton, Michael Braverman, Tod Mesirow, Barry Bloom, Jeff Sussman and Chandra Keyes.
PERFECT SCORE (THE CW) · [series premiere] · 7/16/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2013) PERFECT SCORE, hosted by fan-favorite actress Arielle Kebbel ("John Tucker Must Die," "The Vampire Diaries"), puts a unique twist on dating game shows by not only giving players a chance to win a date, but also the opportunity to win cold hard cash -- IF they can successfully identify their perfect match. In each half-hour episode, two friends compete to see who can pick their ideal mate from a group of 12 prospective singles, after both the players and the contestants have taken compatibility tests. These tests are used to assign cash values to each possible match, and the player who selects the most compatible single - with the highest cash value - wins the cash prize and the date! Created and executive produced by Scott St. John ("America's Got Talent," "Deal or No Deal,"), Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin. PERFECT SCORE is from FremantleMedia North America ("American Idol," "The X Factor," "America's Got Talent").
DEAL WITH IT (TBS) · [series premiere] · 7/16/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, April 2013) Comedian, host and reality star Theo Von (Primetime in No Time, Last Comic Standing, Road Rules) is set to host TBS's upcoming new series Deal With It, from executive producer Howie Mandel. The hidden-camera show with a twist based on a successful format created by Keshet Broadcasting and United Studios is slated to premiere Tuesday, July 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). In TBS's Deal With It, unsuspecting members of the public will be secretly dared to pull a prank on their unwitting companions with absolutely no time to prepare. If they agree to participate, they must obey all instructions given through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby. With the opportunity to prank their way to cash and prizes, these everyday people will be shown no mercy as they are tasked with pulling off some of the most ridiculous behavior ever caught on hidden camera.
KILLER CONTACT (SYFY) · [series premiere] · 7/16/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, May 2013) PLEASE NOTE that the title of the Syfy original reality series Notorious Hauntings has been changed to Killer Contact. The series premiere date remains Tuesday, July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT. In Killer Contact, viewers will follow a team of paranormal investigators as they research the otherworldly activity at historical sites and explore the gruesome backstory of the infamous and heinous individuals who operated out of each location. The team will stop at nothing as they dig deep into the crimes and victims to determine if they are the cause of the present-day haunting. Investigations this season focus on historical figures including Jack the Ripper (London), Dracula-inspiration Vlad the Impaler (Romania) and the bloodthirsty Borgias (Italy).
CEDAR COVE (HALLMARK) · [two-hour series premiere] · 7/20/13 at 8:00 PM · [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Hallmark's press release, June 2013) TV viewers will savor the summer with the deliciously entertaining cast of "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" that includes Golden Globe(R) winner ANDIE MACDOWELL, veteran actors DYLAN NEAL ("The Bold and the Beautiful," "Dawson's Creek"), BRUCE BOXLEITNER ("TRON," "Babylon 5," "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"), TERYL ROTHERY ("Stargate SG-1," "Kyle XY," "Dragon Ball"), BARBARA NIVEN ("One Life To Live," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Moonlight & Mistletoe") and BRENNAN ELLIOTT ("The Nanny Express," "Strong Medicine") have teamed up to star in Hallmark Channel's first-ever original primetime series "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," a two-hour World Premiere on Saturday, July 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). In "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," the small but picturesque lake town of Cedar Cove is home to romance, friendships and drama. At the center of it all is Judge Olivia Lockhart, played by Andie MacDowell, whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is where the town's surprises and hidden secrets are unveiled. Dylan Neal plays Jack Griffith, the new editor of the Cedar Cove Chronicle who uncovers and reveals the truth on what goes on behind the closed courtroom doors and also finds himself as a budding love interest for Judge Lockhart. Bruce Boxleitner and Barbara Niven play husband and wife, Bob and Peggy Beldon, who are owners of Thyme and Tide, the local bed and breakfast where visitors of the majestic small town congregate. Brennan Elliott portrays wealthy developer Warren Saget who is engaged to Olivia's daughter. "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" is based on the bestselling book series Cedar Cove by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber.
(from Style's press release, June 2013) Style Media reaches for big city dreams with the chic pals of "City Girl Diaries," a new docu-series premiering Sunday, July 21 at 9pm ET/PT. These 30-something, talented and beautiful best friends will take viewers on a high-class journey through their fast-paced New York City lives, from epic girl talk sessions to their dating mishaps, tumultuous love lives and demanding careers. Despite their drastically different personalities and busy professions, this group of women remains inseparable for better or for worse. Together, they will navigate old friends, new beginnings and awkward situations.
(from HGTV's press release, April 2013) Property Brothers stars, twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, battle it out on HGTV's newest competition series, Brother vs. Brother. In this six-episode series, Jonathan and Drew each mentor a team of six home improvement experts. Each week, the contestants, who are skilled home renovators and decorators, compete in various challenges to find out if they've succeeded in upping the real estate value of the property. Along the way, Drew and Jonathan coach each contestant, but only one will be recognized as the most promising home improvement expert and win the $50,000 grand prize.
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2013) Do you have what it takes to be the next Mrs. Fields, Orville Redenbacher or Chef Boyardee? Then you may be a Supermarket Superstar, Lifetime's all-new competition series that will give every day Americans the chance to prove they have the next great product consumers will love. Premiering Monday, July 22, at 10 ET/PT and hosted by Stacy Keibler, Supermarket Superstar gives undiscovered food entrepreneurs their chance to shine among the big brands in the highly competitive food industry. Almost anyone can cook a great meal, but this is the first food competition show that provides a platform for individuals that can change the way millions of Americans shop and eat. Each one-hour episode of Supermarket Superstar follows three home chefs as they pitch their product concepts to titans of the food world for the opportunity to have their creation launched nationally in a major grocery chain. Chef, vintner, TV host and specialty foods pioneer Michael Chiarello; cookie mogul Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies; and branding expert and food product visionary Chris Cornyn serve as the series' mentors to share their expertise with the contestants as they prepare their products for mass production. With the help of Chef Chiarello and research and development chef Andrew Hunter, the hopefuls must refine and perfect their recipes to impress targeted focus groups of real-life consumers to make it to the checkout line.
POWER BROKER (HGTV) · [series premiere] · 7/23/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, June 2013) With the U.S. housing market showing improvement, HGTV is bolstering its real estate programming line-up with a new series focused on how buyers can maximize their budgets and secure the best possible deal on a home. Premiering Tuesday, July 23 at 9 p.m. ET., Power Broker follows real estate agent Mike Aubrey, one of the best negotiators in the business, as he works to save clients cash by driving a hard bargain, navigating the real estate market, and landing buyers a new home they never thought they could afford.
(from ABC Family's press release, March 2013) "The Vineyard," premiering on Wednesday, July 24th, at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, is a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap that follows a handful of 20-somethings on Martha's Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance.
(from ABC Family's press release, June 2013) Alfonso Ribeiro has been named host of ABC Family's new series "Spell-Mageddon." The one hour game show puts a fresh spin on the spelling bee, where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words. Production begins on Monday, June 17th, in Studio City. The show will join ABC Family's Wednesday night comedy line-up on Wednesday July 24th at 9pm ET/PT following "Melissa and Joey" and "Baby Daddy."
SANYA'S GLAM & GOLD (WE) · [series premiere] · 7/25/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, June 2013) Four-time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, track and field superstar Sanya Richards-Ross reveals her fast-paced life and high-profile marriage to NFL star Aaron Ross this summer on WE tv's newest original docu-series, "Sanya's Glam & Gold." Premiering Thursday, July 25th at 10pm ET/PT, Sanya demonstrates that the only time she ever stays in her own lane is on the track. Sanya and her husband, Aaron, are the ultimate athletic power couple with four Olympic Gold Medals and two Super Bowl Championships between them (Ross recently signed with the New York Giants for the 2013-2014 NFL season). The couple met in college at the University of Texas, married in 2010 and are as competitive with one another as they are madly in love. Each of the six hour-long episodes of "Sanya's Glam & Gold" follows the unstoppable Richards-Ross as she juggles her professional life as both a competitive athlete and a businesswoman with a busy personal life. Sanya moves at a fast pace, running circles around everyone in her path, including her family. "Team S.R.R" includes Archie, her father and manager; Sharon, mother and agent, and Yolande, cousin, publicist and stylist. This dream team is nearly out of breath as they help Sanya cross the perpetual finish line. Viewers will also have a front seat to the strong and often heated relationship Sanya has with her sister, Shari, who is her partner in The Hair Clinic, a salon they founded in Austin. Sanya's passion for The Hair Clinic is extremely evident as this is her first major business investment and failure is not an option.
(from Hallmark's press release, April 2013) "SECOND CHANCES" - Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere; Saturday, July 27 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C); Starring: Alison Sweeney, Greg Vaughan, Edward Asner, Charlotte Labadie, Benjamin Stockham; Jenny McLean (Sweeney) is a single mom working at a 911-call center struggling to make ends meet and raise her two kids, Elsie (Labadie) and Luke (Stockham). Although still reeling from her divorce, Jenny can't help but flirt when she gets emergency calls from Jeff (Vaughan), a local firefighter she nicknames "Cowboy" for his handsome voice. But when she gets a call that Jeff has been hurt in a fire, she is determined to finally meet him face-to-face. With a broken leg and strict doctor's orders not to walk on it or climb any stairs, Jeff needs a first-floor apartment where he can recover and Jenny is looking to rent out her guest room to earn extra income. Brought together by the unusual circumstances, Jeff soon moves in and becomes part of the family and Jenny is reluctantly falling for him. After learning from Jeff's firefighter friend Buddy (Asner) how Jeff's father died as a fireman in the line of duty and after Jenny receives a 911 call from a police officer in a car chase who ends up dying, Jenny is reminded of how dangerous his job is and has to decide if her family can take a risk to let love in again.
AXE COP (FOX) · [series premiere] · 7/27/13 at 11:00 PM · [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:00 PM-12:30 AM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2013) AXE COP (Premiering Saturday, July 27): Operating on only two minutes of sleep a night and fueled by a diet consisting solely of birthday cake, awesome superhero AXE COP and his loyal partner, FLUTE COP, unleash their unique brand of vigilante justice on bad guys everywhere. The series' ensemble cast includes Megan Mullally ("Childrens Hospital," "Will & Grace"), Patton Oswalt ("Young Adult," "Ratatouille"), Ken Marino ("Childrens Hospital," "Party Down"), Peter Serafinowicz ("Shaun of the Dead") and weekly guest stars such as Giancarlo Esposito ("Revolution"); rapper Tyler, The Creator; Jonathan Banks ("Breaking Bad"); Rob Huebel ("Despicable Me"); and Dan Harmon ("Community"). AXE COP was created and written by Malachai Nicolle (age five) and his brother, Ethan Nicolle (age 30). It was developed for television by Nick Weidenfeld and Judah Miller (AMERICAN DAD). Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser ("Drawn Together") serve as executive producers.
HIGH SCHOOL USA! (FOX) · [series premiere] · 7/27/13 at 11:15 PM · [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:00 PM-12:30 AM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2013) HIGH SCHOOL USA! (Premiering Saturday, July 27): Join the super-positive, millennial students of HIGH SCHOOL USA!, as they confront all the unique challenges of growing up in a modern world. Led by the painfully naïve and always upbeat MARSH MERRIWETHER, there is nothing these kids can't put a positive spin on, from cyber-bullying to pill-addiction to embarrassing texting incidents. The series features an all-star cast including Vincent Kartheiser ("Mad Men"), Mandy Moore ("Tangled") and comedian Nathan Barnatt. HIGH SCHOOL USA! is created, written and executive-produced by Dino Stamatopoulos ("Community," "Mr. Show," "TV Funhouse," "Moral Orel").
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2013) INSIDE THE AMERICAN MOB (Left/Right) Series Premieres Sunday, July 28, at 10 PM ET/PT Take a look at the little-known but pivotal escapades, capers and cadavers that truly compose the history of the mob in America.
TOTAL DIVAS (E!) · [series premiere] · 7/28/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2013) Revealing the real women behind the WWE Divas for the first time, this new one-hour series proves that the drama is even bigger when the sexy superstars step outside the ring. "Total Divas" goes inside the personal lives of these glitzy, glamorous celebrities who entertain sold-out crowds in arenas around the world and are adored by millions of fans. "Total Divas" is produced by WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray, Gil Goldshein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim-Murray Productions.
(from Sundance Channel's press release, May 2013) Presented by Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly, "The Writers' Room" is set to premiere on Monday, July 29 and will be hosted by Academy Award(R)-winning screenwriter ("The Descendants"), comedian and actor Jim Rash ("Community"). The six episode half-hour series will spotlight an array of scripted television shows - from today's pioneering cable dramas, including "Breaking Bad", "Dexter," "Game of Thrones" and "American Horror Story" to the most critically acclaimed and popular network sitcoms, including "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl." The roundtable talk show will delve deep into the world of TV's creative masterminds, divulging inside details about their smartest choices, toughest decisions and biggest mistakes. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett , Sundance Channel President and General Manager.
PROFIT, THE (CNBC) · [series premiere] · 7/30/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, June 2013) CNBC Prime today announced "The Profit" will join the network's primetime reality line-up on Tuesday nights beginning July 30 at 10pm ET/PT. If you have a business that's in trouble and think your management team can survive America's turnaround king, then you're ready for "The Profit." When Marcus Lemonis isn't running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal. In the past 10 years, he's successfully turned around over 100 companies. Now he's bringing those skills to CNBC and doing something no one has ever done on TV before ... he's putting over $2 million of his own money on the line. In each episode, Lemonis makes an offer that's impossible to refuse; his cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. And once inside these companies, he'll do almost anything to save the business and make himself a profit; even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself.
CAPTURE (THE CW) · [series premiere] · 7/31/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2013) THE HUNT will premiere on Wednesday, July 31 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). In this intense new wilderness competition, 12 teams of 2 will enter "The Arena," a fenced-in enclosure in the middle of the wild, where they must live for one month and compete against each other for scarce resources. With $250,000 on the line, it's a winner-take-all battle in which the teams must hunt each other down to survive. Executive produced by David Garfinkle ("Ready for Love"), Jay Renfroe ("Ready for Love") and Greg Goldman ("Ready for Love"), THE HUNT is from Renegade 83 and Blackbird Televisionin association with Warner Horizon Television.
(from Travel Channel's press release, June 2013) "Daym, Daym, Daym!," exclaims Daymon "Daym" Patterson, the enthusiastic and voracious food critic and certified YouTube sensation. This summer, Travel Channel hits the road in search of the best takeout joints in the new original series "Best Daym Takeout," premiering with a special one-hour season opener featuring back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 31 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT. Patterson travels the country to give one-of-a-kind reviews of the best takeaway meals from behind the steering wheel. Every location may tempt Patterson's palate, but only one can be named the "Best Daym Takeout."
(from WE tv's press release, October 2012) WE tv announced today it has greenlit the new original series Obsessed with the Dress, which goes inside the hottest dress shop in the Midwest as owner and former beauty queen Michele Strom dresses demanding clients for their chance at a crown. WE tv has ordered six, hour-long episodes of the series. WE tv also announced the renewal of two popular shows, Kendra on Top (12x30; 2x60) and L.A. Hair (10x60), for second seasons. The three original series will bow on WE tv in 2013. Production begins today on L.A. Hair. Set in The Winning Crown boutique in Omaha, NE, Obsessed with the Dress takes viewers into a world where selecting the ultimate gown can make or break a pageant girl's hopes of clinching the crown. Along the way, shop owner and former pageant winner Michele Strom balances her demanding clientele, and in-store conflicts between her highly competitive staffers.
RIDE-ICULOUS (TRAVEL) · [series premiere] · 8/4/13 at 8:30 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, March 2013) Strap in for the most insane, gut-wrenching rides and adrenaline attractions, as "extreme" is taken to a whole new level. "RIDE-iculous" is an action-packed, just-can't-believe-what-you're-seeing series that celebrates the craziest thrill rides and adrenaline attractions - from the tallest human slingshot on the planet (400 feet!) and Europe's highest bungee jump, to an underground zip line and kite snowboarding. The series travels around the globe and features the most hair-raising, gravity-defying rides, and viewers will be put right in the middle of the action!
CHASE, THE (GSN) · [series premiere] · 8/6/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, June 2013) GSN announced today the premiere date for its original series THE CHASE, a one-hour quiz show in which three contestants battle in a fast-paced quiz competition against an all-knowing opponent, The Beast. THE CHASE will premiere on GSN on Tuesday, August 6, at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. At 8:00 P.M. ET/PT, GSN will air a new episode of MINUTE TO WIN IT with host Apolo Anton Ohno, followed by two new original episodes of THE CHASE starting at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. Based on the hit U.K. show of the same name, GSN's THE CHASE is hosted by actress and television host Brooke Burns, known for her starring roles on "Baywatch" and "Melrose Place" and for her hosting duties on the game show "Dog Eat Dog" (now airing on GSN) and on the GSN pilot "Where Have You Been All My Life?" She was last seen in the starring role of the Lifetime movie "A Sister's Revenge." Joining Burns on the show as the formidable Beast is Mark Labbett, one of the original "Chasers" in the UK version and-at 6'7" and 370 lbs, with degrees from Oxford, Exeter and Glamorgan universities-a quiz giant in every way.
BROADCHURCH (BBCA) · [series premiere] · 8/7/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2013) Broadchurch premieres Wednesday, August 7, 10:00pm ET/PT as part of Dramaville.
(from HBO's press release, June 2013) The HBO Films comedy CLEAR HISTORY debuts SATURDAY AUG. 10 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Larry David stars as a marketing executive at a start-up electric car company who gives up his ten percent of the business after a petty argument with his boss. The company subsequently makes billions of dollars, destroying his life and leaving him publicly humiliated. Ten years later, after changing his name and moving to a small island off the Massachusetts coast, all is well - until something from the past threatens his new life. Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan and J.B. Smoove also star. Directed by Greg Mottola; written by Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer; executive producers, Greg Mottola, Bradley Thomas, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer. Monica Levinson produces; Laura Streicher is associate producer.
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2013) A commercial actor takes on a job teaching Shakespeare to pay the bills and ends up finding his leading lady in "Reading, Writing & Romance," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Saturday, August 10 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Eric Mabius ("Ugly Betty") and Virginia Williams ("Fairly Legal") star alongside five-time Golden Globe(R) and two-time Emmy(R) nominee Stefanie Powers ("Hart to Hart"), three-time Emmy(R) nominee Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties"), Martin Mull ("Two and A Half Men") and Adam Kulbersh ("Wake Up, It's Tuesday!") in this lighthearted romantic comedy. Struggling actor Wayne Wenders (Mabius) is comically famous for starring in a low-budget commercial for Irritable Bowel Syndrome medication, a reputation he is hoping to change when he finally lands a starring role in a national root beer ad. But when the paycheck for his big break is delayed, Wayne looks for other options to pay his increasingly late rent and ends up interviewing for a gig teaching Shakespeare at the local high school. Principal Brenda Post (Powers) hires Wayne for his natural theatrical talent and enthusiasm, but Wayne is soon surprising himself with his love of the job - and for fellow English teacher Amy (Williams), an attractive woman, who is immediately impressed with Wayne's passion and his idea to teach the students with an exciting film project.
WHITE QUEEN, THE (STARZ) · [series premiere] · 8/10/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, May 2013) Starz announced today "The White Queen," adapted from Phillipa Gregory's best-selling novels based on England's War of the Roses (also known as The Cousins' War) will premiere on STARZ in the U.S. on Saturday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT, following the Friday night finale of the second season of "Magic City." "The White Queen" novels and series are told from the perspective of the three fiercely determined women who laid claim to the English throne: Elizabeth Woodville (The White Queen), Margaret Beaufort (The Red Queen) and Anne Neville (The Kingmaker's Daughter). While the men fought and killed on the battlefield in their quest for power, these three women used whatever means possible to wage war on their enemies who stood in their way and threatened their claim. In the STARZ original drama, the year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled England, and war has been ravaging throughout the country over who is the rightful king. It is a blood feud between two sides of the same family; The House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York's young heir Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of his mentor and advisor, the master manipulator Lord Warwick, known at court as "The Kingmaker." When Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick's plan to control the throne comes crashing down. A violent, high-stakes struggle for the crown ensues between Elizabeth, her fiercest adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville, a pawn in her father's power game.
(from Disney XD's press release, March 2013) "Hulk and the Agents S.M.A.S.H." -- in this never before seen team up of Hulk, his cousin She-Hulk, A-Bomb, Red Hulk and Skaar, Marvel's mightiest super heroes form an eccentric family living under one roof, working together to tackle threats that are too enormous for other heroes to handle. From trying to house break their giant red pet T-Rex to stopping Ego the Living Planet from crashing into the Earth, the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. must learn to balance Hulk-sized action with everyday family-sized problems. The series premieres SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT). Starring are: Fred Tatasciore as Hulk, Clancy Brown as Red Hulk, Eliza Dushku as She-Hulk, Ben Diskin as Skaar and Seth Green as A-Bomb. The creative talents of Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series," "Lost") and Henry Gilroy ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars") have been tapped for this series.
EAT, DRINK, LOVE (BRAVO) · [series premiere] · 8/11/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, June 2013) Bravo Media premieres "Eat, Drink, Love," a docu-series about five single ladies clawing their way to the top of the male-dominated Los Angeles food scene, on Sunday, August 11 at 9pm ET/PT. The ladies mix business and pleasure in pursuit of the perfect meal and the perfect mate. In the ultra-competitive culinary world, this tight-knit circle of friends must support each other or else risk eating each other alive.
LOW WINTER SUN (AMC) · [series premiere] · 8/11/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, April 2013) Starring Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty) and Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," "Jericho," Snatch), "Low Winter Sun" is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. The series begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective's life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The ten-episode series is based on the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the same name written by Simon Donald and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company).
TALKING BAD (AMC) · [series premiere] · 8/11/13 at 11:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, April 2013) AMC announces that it will air a special weekly, half-hour live after show to accompany the conclusion of its Emmy(R) Award-winning series, "Breaking Bad." "Talking Bad" will analyze and dissect every detail of "Breaking Bad's" final eight episodes beginning Sunday, August 11. "Talking Bad" will air at 11pm ET/PT, and will be produced by Michael Davies' Embassy Row with Sony Pictures Television serving as the studio partner.
CASH DOME PAWN (TRUTV) · [series premiere] · 8/13/13 at 9:30 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2013) truTV heads to one of the wildest and most outrageous pawn shops in the country with Cash Dome Pawn, a brand new entry in the network's pawn shop franchise. Mickey Gallanderhas been running his busy Cash Dome Pawn Shop in Miami for nearly 30 years. He wants to retire, but he's not ready to hand over the keys until he knows his two sons - Josh and "White Boy" - have enough savvy and experience under their belts to handle the steady flow of eccentric characters that cross their threshold every day. Cash Dome Pawn comes to truTV from 51 Minds Entertainment LLC, an Endemol Company.
OWNER'S MANUAL (AMC) · [series premiere] · 8/15/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, April 2013) "Owner's Manual" will test one of the most common divides among man - those who read the owner's manual and those who do not. Representing each side of this divide, Ed Sanders ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") and Marcus Hunt (HGTV's "Hammer Heads") are put to the test in a weekly challenge where they attempt to operate today's most advanced, dangerous and powerful machinery and technology - from a stunt plane to an off-road racing car to a locomotive, and more. With opposing points of view and conflicting methods of practice -- one man works strictly from the rule book, while the other uses only his instincts -- the real test will be how this "everyman" duo can collaborate to accomplish their challenge.
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2013) Diane Neal ("Law & Order: SVU") stars as a Hollywood movie star who stirs up a small town romance in "This Magic Moment," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere Saturday, August 17 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Along with Neal, Travis Schuldt ("Scrubs"), Alaina Huffman ("SGU Stargate Universe") and Vincent Spano ("Sangue Caldo") form Hollywood-meets-small-town love triangles in this romantic comedy that also co-stars Emmy(R) Award winner Charles Shaughnessy ("Stanley," "Days of our Lives"). When Hollywood star Helena Harris (Neal) films her newest movie, "This Magic Moment," in the small town of Stone's Throw, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with local video store owner Clark Gable (Schuldt). Helena, who recently broke up with "This Magic Moment" co-star Roberto Molinez (Spano), asks her new friend Clark to pretend to be her love interest in order to make Roberto jealous. Clark agrees and in exchange, Helena helps him pursue his screenwriting career. While this agreement benefits both Clark and Helena, it also complicates the relationship between Clark and his newly single, former high school sweetheart, Emily McIntyre (Huffman). As Helena and Clark's fake romance successfully brings out the green monster in Roberto, the jealous Roberto decides to win Helena back and give Clark a taste of his own medicine by using his own fame to pursue Emily.
(from Hallmark's press release, April 2013) "GARAGE SALE MYSTERY" - Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere; Saturday, August 24 (9pm ET/PT, 8C); Starring: Lori Loughlin, Andrew Dunbar, Rick Ravanello, Cameron Bancroft; Jennifer Shannon (Loughlin) can always find a diamond in the rough - when it comes to garage sales, that is! Whether it's a new antique to sell at her consignment shop, an Atari game for her son or a piece of furniture for her handy husband Jason (Ravanello) to refurbish, she has made a career out of her treasure hunting prowess. When a string of burglaries hits her town, Jennifer's keen eye for detail and her natural problem solving instincts even help her see the connection between these burglaries and the garage sales she frequents. Jennifer works with Detective Adam Iverson (Dunbar) to investigate her theory that the perpetrators of the burglaries are fellow garage sale regulars. However, the case escalates to dangerous levels when Jennifer discovers the dead body of her friend, and suspects that her death may be related to the burglaries. The deceased's husband, Ben Douglas (Bancroft) finds nothing missing in their house, however, and the police label the death as accidental. Even when the case seems to have hit a dead end, Jennifer follows her instincts and tries to prove that her friend's death was no accident.
SILK (PBS) · [series premiere] · 8/25/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2013) This modern, fast-paced legal drama that follows the rivalries, passions and intrigues of criminal law stars Maxine Peake ("Little Dorrit") and Rupert Penry-Jones ("MI-5") as rival barristers. Written by Peter Moffat ("Criminal Justice"). Sundays, August 25-September 8, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET
COSWORLD (SYFY) · [series premiere] · 8/27/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2013) Premieres Tuesday, August 27 at 10PM -- Cosworld is a tantalizing six-episode docuseries that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay competition. The series follows some of the hottest cosplay stars as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country. The show dives deep into their lives, following their process as they create extravagant and visually arresting costumes each week. These individuals will constantly defy odds and race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality, all in hopes of impressing the convention judges to win a cash prize and the chance to become a cosplay legend. Production company: 51 Minds, an Endemol Company. Executive producers: Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Dave Caplan.
(from Bravo's press release, June 2013) Bravo Media walks down the aisle with Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge in the new three-part series "Tamra's OC Wedding," premiering Monday, September 2 at 8pm ET/PT. Fans of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" have watched Tamra find true love and joy with Eddie, and will now have a front row seat at their California coast nuptials for three consecutive Mondays. The couple, who got engaged last year in beautiful Bora Bora, will let viewers in on all of the festivities leading up to the big day - from a joint Las Vegas bachelor and bachelorette party to Tamra's dress fittings for her three custom-made dresses to the couple planning for the big day with their wedding coordinator. With only a few weeks to go, the pressure is on to pull off this fairy tale wedding, as Tamra balances running her own business, dealing with both sides of the family, and maintaining the peace amongst her boisterous fellow Housewives.
COLD JUSTICE (TNT) · [series premiere] · 9/3/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2013) TNT is shifting the season premieres for four of its summer dramas: Cold Justice, a new unscripted procedural featuring former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary, will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2013) A delightfully imaginative middle-schooler learns that it's not just what's on the outside that matters but what's on the inside as well in "Dear Dumb Diary," a two-hour Hallmark Channel Original Movie, in production in Salt Lake City, slated for a Friday, September 6 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C) World Premiere. Executive produced by Janet and Jerry Zucker ("Friends With Benefits," "Fair Game") and Jim Benton and produced by "High School Musical's" Don Schain and Sean Gesell ("Fair Game"), the movie is based on Scholastic's popular Dear Dumb Diary children's book series written by Jim Benton and stars Emily Alyn Lind ("Revenge," "All My Children"), Mary-Charles Jones ("Identity Thief," "Hannah Montana") along with Sterling Griffith ("Easy Rider: The Ride Back") and David Mazouz ("Touch"). "Dear Dumb Diary" will be part of Hallmark Channel's exciting new Friday night appointment viewing franchise, "Walden Family Theater," which is designed to further fill the void on TV for quality family entertainment.
(from PBS's press release, May 2013) BBC Worldwide North America Sales & Distribution and PBS announced today the sale to PBS of the first season of the critically acclaimed British drama LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX and the third season of the award-winning BBC hit CALL THE MIDWIFE. LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX will premiere Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. ET, leading into the finale of the MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! courtroom drama "Silk," as part of PBS' continuing Sunday nights of drama. CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 3) will premiere in 2014. Written by Sally Wainwright ("Scott and Bailey," "Unforgiven," "At Home With the Braithwaites") and directed by Euros Lynn ("Black Mirror," "Sherlock") and Sam Donovan ("Skins," "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"), LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX completed its first season in the UK in late 2012. The premiere ranked within BBC One's top 10 highest-rated drama series in 2012, attracting 7.3 million viewers. A second series has been commissioned in the UK. A Red Production for the BBC, LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX is produced by Karen Lewis and Nicola Shindler, with Sally Wainwright and Matthew Read as the executive producers.
(from NBC's press release, June 2013) NBC has announced the primetime schedule for "The Million Second Quiz," the electrifying new competition that will air live from a gigantic hourglass-shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan. The show will feature contestants who test the limits of their knowledge, endurance and will to win as they battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 12 days. "The Million Second Quiz" premieres Monday, Sept. 9 (8-9 p.m. ET) and continues through Saturday, Sept. 14 in that same 8 p.m. hour. It will then resume on Monday, Sept. 16 and will air each night (8-9 p.m. ET) until the finale on Thursday, Sept. 19 (8-10 p.m. ET) when the winner could claim a cash prize of $1 million or more. The competition, where time equals money, will air live from a gigantic hourglass-shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan. This hourglass will also serve as the living quarters of the reigning champions - the four players who have remained in the game the longest. They must continue to play along with the game 24 hours a day to avoid the risk of being unseated in the primetime show.
DEREK (NETFLIX) · [series premiere] · 9/12/13 at 12:01 AM · [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Netflix's press release, May 2013) Netflix will premiere "Derek," an original series starring, written, directed and executive-produced by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM PT. All seven 30-minute episodes in the series will be available at launch. A bittersweet comedy-drama about a group of outsiders living on society's margins, "Derek" centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. Derek cares deeply for the home's residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Working alongside Derek is Dougie (Pilkington) , his landlord who is one of life's unlucky individuals; Kev (Earl) , a loveable train wreck; and Hannah (Godliman), a care worker in the home and Derek's best friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, but unlucky in love, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2013) Hopeless romantic, Samantha thinks she has met the man of her dreams, a famous photographer. They begin communicating online and he invites her to an art show in his hometown, a plane ride away. When she arrives, she discovers that she's been communicating with his young son who hopes to find a new wife for his father and that her dream guys isn't interested in a relationship. Premieres: Saturday, September 14 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).
MOM (CBS) · [series premiere] · 9/23/13 at 9:30 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. Christy (Faris) is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when Bonnie (Janney), her recovering alcoholic mom, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy's many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy's already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss - and lover - Gabriel (Nate Corddry); the restaurant's hot-tempered chef, Rudy (French Stewart); her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano); her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal); her irresponsible ex-husband and Roscoe's father, Baxter (Matt Jones); and Violet's clueless boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system - and a copious amount of dysfunction. Chuck Lorre and Eddie Gorodetsky ("Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory") are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Pamela Fryman directed the pilot. Gemma Baker co-wrote the pilot with Lorre and Gorodetsky.
HOSTAGES (CBS) · [series premiere] · 9/23/13 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) HOSTAGES, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family's life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Rick Eid, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.
MILLERS, THE (CBS) · [series premiere] · 9/26/13 at 8:30 PM · [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) THE MILLERS stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles' life until his parents' marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale) and Tom (Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, Jack is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan's sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla (Eve Moon). Nathan's best friend and news cameraman, Ray (JB Smoove), was excited to be Nathan's wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last. Greg Garcia ("Raising Hope" and "My Name is Earl") is the executive producer of THE MILLERS for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
CRAZY ONES, THE (CBS) · [series premiere] · 9/26/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired... if he weren't the boss. Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon's exact opposite - focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she'd resent if he wasn't so brilliant at what he does. Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who's as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton). With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal" and "The Practice"), Bill D'Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer ("Modern Family"), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Jason Winer directed the pilot.
(from Showtime's press release, April 2013) MASTERS OF SEX stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, who will portray the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. The pilot episode was directed and executive produced by Academy Award(R) nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), and also stars Caitlin Fitzgerald (It's Complicated), in the role of Masters' wife, Nicholas D'Agosto (Heroes) and Teddy Sears (American Horror Story). Emmy and Golden Globe(R) award-winning actor Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale also appear. MASTERS OF SEX was created and executive produced by Michelle Ashford (The Pacific). The series will also be executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Judith Verno. Michael Sheen, Tammy Rosen and Thomas Maier will serve as producers. MASTERS OF SEX is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
HELLO LADIES (HBO) · [series premiere] · 9/29/13 at 10:30 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, June 2013) HELLO LADIES begins its eight-episode season SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). The new comedy series stars Stephen Merchant as a gawky, 6' 7" Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles. Half as charming - and twice as desperate - as he thinks he is, he's obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people, who won't let him in. Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky executive produce.
WE ARE MEN (CBS) · [series premiere] · 9/30/13 at 8:30 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) WE ARE MEN is a single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. Carter (Chris Smith), the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, and is now eager to re-enter the dating scene and get on with his life with some guidance from his "band of brothers": Frank Russo (Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Tony Shalhoub), a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer and four-time divorcée who still fancies himself a ladies man; Gil Bartis (Kal Penn), a small business owner who was caught having the world's worst affair; and Stuart Strickland (Jerry O'Connell), a speedo-wearing OB/GYN who's hiding his assets until his second divorce is settled. Jill (Rebecca Breeds) is Frank's charming and attractive daughter, who stands as the one positive remnant from his failed relationships. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex. Emmy Award winner Rob Greenberg, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Rob Greenberg directed the pilot.
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2013) Based on Janette Oke's bestselling Canadian West series of books, "When Calls the Heart" is the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom post in a prairie town in the Western Frontier. She is determined to prove to her family she is brave enough to live on her own, but struggles with her own fears and doubts. But when she discovers her late Aunt's secret diary, Elizabeth learns she was a pioneer woman herself, a teacher in the frontier who struggled with prairie life and fell in love with a Royal Canadian Mountie. Inspired by her aunt's hopeful words and unfaltering determination, Elizabeth decides to embark on her own adventure, using the diary as her guide and family friend Edward, another Mountie, as her support. "When Calls The Heart" will feature a two-hour sneak peek for the newest primetime series to be greenlit by Hallmark Channel which will premiere January 2014. Stars: Maggie Grace, Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Poppy Drayton and Stephen Amell. Premieres: October 5 @ 9p.m. ET/PT, 8C.
PARADISE, THE (PBS) · [series premiere] · 10/6/13 at 9:00 PM · [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2013) This adaptation of Emile Zola's beloved French novel is a rags-to-riches story of a young woman seduced by the dangerous charms of the modern world set against the Victorian splendor of a British department store. Sundays, October 6-November 17, 9:00 p.m. ET
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2013) Created by bestselling author Martha Williamson, "Dead Letters," follows a quirky quartet of civil servants in the Dead Letter Office of the US Postal System who transform themselves into an elite team of lost-mail detectives. Their determination to deliver the undeliverable takes them out of the post office into an unpredictable world where letters and packages from the past save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but always miraculously on time. The intrepid bunch is led by the charming and handsome (but idiosyncratic) Oliver who still considers the stamped and mailed letter to be the gold standard of human communication. His hapless team of lost letter experts, free-spirited Rita and oddly-intuitive Norman, are thrown for a loop when a beautiful, no-nonsense technophile named Shane is mistakenly transferred to their inner sanctum. Shane inspires the lovable crew to step up in a risky and unorthodox way, beginning with a chance to clear the name of a wrongfully accused man and reconnect him with the love of his life. "Dead Letters" is one of two new pilot-to-series projects currently in development for Hallmark Channel. Premieres: October 19 @ 9p.m. ET/PT, 8C.
(from Hallmark's press release, June 2013) In an adaptation of Joshua Williamson's comic book Mirror Mirror, this modern-day-fairy-tale-adventure, based on the magical mirror from "Snow White," follows the brothers Flynn as they embark on an international quest to find their parents and save the world from the clutches of evil. Hallmark Channel announces the start of production for "The Hunters," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, shooting in Vancouver and Thailand, with a World Premiere slated for Friday, October 25 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Six-time Emmy(R) Award nominee Victor Garber ("Argo," "Alias," "William and Catherine: A Royal Romance") stars along with Emmy(R) Award nominee Michelle Forbes ("In Treatment," "True Blood"), Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids," "Machete Kills"), Robbie Amell ("The Tomorrow People"), Keenan Tracey ("Bates Motel") and Dan Payne ("Alice, I Think," "Stargate Atlantis").
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2013) Life is good for Good Witch Cassie Nightingale and as her birthday's approaching, all she wants is a family party surrounded by everyone she loves including newlywed's Grandpa George and his new wife Gwen. But life starts getting complicated when Gwen's estranged son arrives in town and begins to make trouble for Cassie. And to make matters worse, Cassie's stepson Brandon, has decided to put his career on hold and follow his girlfriend to college. Meanwhile, stepdaughter Lori, discovers disturbing parallels between Cassie and the original Grey Lady who disappeared at her own birthday party years before. Will Cassie be able to sort everything out in her own magical way or will history repeat itself and cost Cassie everything she has built? Stars: Catherine Bell and Chris Potter. Premieres: October 26 @ 9p.m. ET/PT, 8C. Walden Family Theater for Q2-Q4 2013 include:
INTELLIGENCE (CBS) · [series premiere] · 2/24/14 at 10:00 PM · [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) INTELLIGENCE is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel (Holloway) is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit's missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol. Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson (Michael Rady) and Gonzalo "Gonzo" Rodriguez (James Martinez), two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley), whose son, Nelson (PJ Byrne), is jealous of Gabriel's prominent place in his father's life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.'s secret weapon. Michael Seitzman, René Echevarria, Tripp Vinson, and David Semel (for pilot) are executive producers for ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.