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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
THIS IS POP (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Uncover the real stories behind your favorite pop songs as this docuseries charts the impact of the festival scene, Auto-Tune, boy bands and more.
MYSTERIES OF MENTAL ILLNESS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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CAPITAL ONE COLLEGE BOWL (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/21 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2021) NBC reignites some of the nation's greatest college and university rivalries in the ultimate battle of brains in the new summer series "Capital One College Bowl." Hosted by Peyton Manning, with his brother Cooper Manning serving as sidekick, the series challenges college students out of the classroom and puts their knowledge to the test as they compete for academic scholarships. Participating schools include University of Alabama, Auburn University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Ole Miss, Morehouse College, University of Tennessee, University of Southern California, UCLA, University of Virginia and Xavier of Louisiana.
PARISIAN AGENCY, THE: EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) This reality series follows the Kretz family and their luxury property business as they help clients buy and sell fabulous homes in France and abroad.
EPSTEIN'S SHADOW: GHISLAINE MAXWELL (PEACOCK)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Peacock's press release, May 2021) Peacock announced EPSTEIN'S SHADOW: GHISLAINE MAXWELL, an investigative documentary series revealing the complicated and mysterious life of Ghislaine Maxwell and her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Peacock Original EPSTEIN'S SHADOW: GHISLAINE MAXWELL premieres June 24 on Peacock. Produced by Blue Ant Studios, the three-part documentary series is an investigation into the British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell, known for her association with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as she awaits trial on multiple sex trafficking charges. The documentary series will include dozens of candid and powerful exclusive interviews, rare and previously unseen tapes of the Maxwell family including exclusive footage of Ghislaine and her father Robert, interview footage of Ghislaine in the aftermath of her father's death, and previously unpublished photos. EPSTEIN'S SHADOW: GHISLAINE MAXWELL will investigate the powerful, connected, and mysterious Ghislaine Maxwell, who was once the heiress to the Maxwell fortune but whose life takes a sordid downturn when she meets Jeffrey Epstein, the serial sex offender. This investigative series will reveal a complicated story of power, sex, and money, which leads to Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest awaiting trial in November 2021.
GODZILLA SINGULAR POINT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Brought together by a mysterious song, a grad student and an engineer lead the fight against an unimaginable force that may spell doom for the world.
JIVA! (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A street dancer juggling a dead-end job, family duties and a rocky love life realizes her moves are her ticket out of her working-class Durban township.
STRANGER SHE BROUGHT HOME, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 6/24/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2021) Amelia, a 911 Operator who likes to secretly insert herself into the lives of her callers, pretends to be the fiancé of an injured man who has fallen into a coma. When he wakes with no memory, she decides to keep the ruse going, and convinces him to go home with her; but as her life intertwines with his, she learns that he is a man with a dark secret -- he's a killer on the run. Stars Lesa Wilson, Cameron Jebo. (2021).
WHEN NATURE CALLS WITH HELEN MIRREN (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2021) Helen Mirren has been tapped to narrate "When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren" (formerly "When Nature Calls" WT), a laugh-out-loud, one-hour unscripted comedy series that looks at the lighter side of the natural world. Much like the overall tone of the show, this role is designed for Helen to lean into her comedic talents while taking the audience on a visually enchanting and ridiculously hilarious tour of the animal kingdom. "When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren" has a new premiere date, THURSDAY, JUNE 24* (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes will also air the next day on demand and on Hulu. Based on a BBC Studios comedy format, the series features comedians putting words into the mouths of beautiful beasts, teeny-tiny frogs, beatboxing badgers and more in captivating footage from all over the world.
SEPTEMBER MORNINGS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, May 2021) September Mornings (Manhãs de Setembro) charts the journey of Cassandra (Liniker), who starts to see things get on track in her life with a place of her own for the first time with a boyfriend she loves, a job as a courier in downtown São Paulo, and fulfilling her dream of being a cover artist of Vanusa, a famous Brazilian singer from the 70s. Her life takes an unexpected turn, however, when her ex, Leide (Karine Teles), shows up with Gersinho (Gustavo Coelho) and claims he is Cassandra's son.
SEX/LIFE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.
RAY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) From a satire to a psychological thriller, four short stories from celebrated auteur and writer Satyajit Ray are adapted for the screen in this series.
MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, THE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "The Mysterious Benedict Society" stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler. The series is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, James Bobin, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator). Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, THE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "The Mysterious Benedict Society" stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler. The series is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, James Bobin, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator). Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
CHOE SHOW, THE (FX)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, April 2021) Renowned artist David Choe is getting a television canvas. The Choe Show is a new interview show where Choe paints a portrait - literally and figuratively - of his guests. FX will air all five episodes of the series on Friday, June 25 beginning at 10pm ET/PT. The episodes will be available for streaming the following day on FX on Hulu. In The Choe Show, world-renowned artist David Choe turns his eccentric, compassionate and disruptive worldview into a lens for an audience to experience a kind of radical empathy for others. From the walls of his childhood home, Choe takes his guests on a journey where he is both a motivational interviewer and compassionate listener. While using the acts of art and play, both Choe and his guests depart on a journey of shared emotional experience. It is through their bonded and authentic connection that Choe is able to bring forth an of-the-moment honesty to the portraiture he's creating.
DOOMSDAY MOM (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/26/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Doomsday Mom is based on the true story of Lori Vallow (Lauren Lee Smith), who gained national attention when her children, JJ and Tylee, were reported missing from their Idaho home in the Fall of 2019. As investigators learned of Lori and her husband Chad Daybell's (Marc Blucas) involvement in a doomsday-prepper group, a trail of mystery was revealed spanning five states and numerous questionable deaths, before the bodies of JJ and Tylee were found in the backyard of Chad's home in June 2020. Linda Purl and Patrick Duffy also star.
SAND DOLLAR COVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/26/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Real estate development project manager Elli (Michalka) is sent by her company to the quaint, seaside Connecticut town of Sand Dollar Cove to acquire the beachfront property they’ve chosen as the site of their new resort. Brody (Murray), the charming local who holds the deed, wants to make sure the town’s beloved pier -- where many memories have been made over the years -- remains intact. Elli and Brody spend time together while she tries to figure out a way to make the deal work and the undeniable connection between them grows. Based on the book by Nancy Naigle.
GOLDEN: THE JOURNEY OF USA'S ELITE GYMNASTS (PEACOCK)
· [series premiere - special night] · 6/27/21 at 3:01 AM
WHIRLWIND WEDDING, A (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 6/27/21 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, May 2021) Darcy, a talented event planner returns to her home town to plan her mother's wedding. She's having trouble accepting her stepfather-to-be and quickly Darcy's obsession with perfection begins to clash with her mother's wishes for a low-key celebration - especially when it comes to handsome and charming Kyle, the chef Darcy deems inadequate for catering the event. But as complications arise - both personal and professional - it's Kyle who is able to help her pull off the big day and help her find the love she's been looking for...
PICTURE PERFECT LIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/27/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Rachel Collins (Megan Elizabeth Barker) is thriving and about to celebrate her sweet sixteenth birthday. But when a shocking murder at her party unravels a dark web of lies in her family, Rachel questions everything she's ever known. She's determined to find out the truth, even if the answers could be deadly. Picture Perfect Lies also stars Laurie Fortier and Matthew Pohlkamp. The film is distributed by Reel One Entertainment.
RELENTLESS (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) When 21-year-old Christina Whittaker disappeared in the small town of Hannibal, MO, a frantic search immediately ensued. Eight months later, filmmaker Christina Fontana met Whittaker's mother when filming a documentary about the families of missing persons. Little did Fontana know, this one case would lead her down a dark path full of conspiracies, betrayals, suicide and murder. Using more than 400 hours of footage from field investigations and video diaries filmed over 11 years, this documentary follows not only a complex search for a missing person, but the journey of a filmmaker who becomes dangerously ensnared by the story she's documenting.
SOMOS. (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) The lives of the people of Allende, a Mexican border town, are overtaken by a powerful cartel's operations, leading to tragedy. Inspired by true events.
SOPHIE: A MURDER IN WEST CORK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) There were clues. A witness. Even a prime suspect. But, decades later, the search for closure continues.
30 DAYS WITH: BRETMAN ROCK (YOUTUBE)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/21 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 12:00 PM-12:30 PM EST
(from YouTube's press release, June 2021) YouTube Originals today announced "30 Days With: Bretman Rock" a new documentary series that takes viewers along for the journey as Bretman Rock, superstar YouTube creator, beauty entrepreneur, and fashion icon ventures into the wilds of the Hawaiian jungle to see if he can survive one week on his own. Episode 1 of his four-part docu-series premieres June 30, only on YouTube. Over four episodes, viewers will see how Bretman prepares for and handles his solo adventure dedicated to the memory of his late father. With his signature hilarious attitude, Bretman will mentally and physically prepare with his friends and family, train with a survival skills specialist, and venture into the jungle to see if he has what it takes to overcome any obstacle. Fans can also see more of Bretman's day-to-day life by following his personal YouTube channel, which has amassed over 8.45M subscribers. Known for his authenticity and unique comedic voice, Bretman Rock is a digital superstar followed by over 40 million fans globally. Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii, Bretman has expanded out of his online stardom as a beauty entrepreneur to launch multiple makeup product collaborations with household brands, work with top fashion designers, and star in MTV's Following: Bretman Rock.
DOGS WITH EXTRAORDINARY JOBS (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/21 at 8:00 PM
WHEN BIG THINGS GO WRONG (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
YOUNG ROYALS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.
GENERATION 56K (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Told from two points of view, a couple begins dating during the era of the 56K modem and navigates their relationship over the next two decades.
TOM AND JERRY IN NEW YORK (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, June 2021) Hold on to your hats, New York! Legendary cartoon characters Tom and Jerry are moving their big chase to the Big Apple in the all-new original series Tom and Jerry in New York. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this adventure comedy follows the iconic cat and mouse duo as they settle in to their new digs at the Royal Gate Hotel and unleash mayhem across the big city, inciting hilarious chaos uptown, downtown and everywhere their manic escapades take them. The show is slated to debut Thursday, July 1 on HBO Max.
MARTHA GETS DOWN AND DIRTY (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, June 2021) Trusted lifestyle expert Martha Stewart will let her hair down and roll up her sleeves to share her gardening know-how and lifestyle and entertainment tips in the new discovery+ series Martha Gets Down and Dirty. Available to stream beginning Thursday, July 1, the eight-episode series stars the Emmy(R) award-winning television personality and The New York Times bestselling author as she preps her Bedford, New York, farm for warmer weather with help from her right-hand gardener Ryan McCallister. Martha also will bring her iconic decor and entertainment ideas to life alongside longtime friend and creative director Kevin Sharkey. Throughout the series, her superfans - as well as a few of her famous friends, including Kim Kardashian West, Seth Meyers, Tiffany Haddish, Al Roker, Ellen Pompeo, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Brooke Shields, Alyson Hannigan and Tamron Hall - will virtually pop in to get in on the fun and receive valuable counsel for their own home and garden projects. Fans can binge the first three episodes of Martha Gets Down and Dirty on July 1, with new episodes available to stream every Thursday through August 5.
TOP CHEF AMATEURS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, May 2021) Bravo's "Top Chef Amateurs," hosted by Gail Simmons, premieres on Thursday, July 1 at 9PM ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes, immediately following the season finale of "Top Chef" in Portland. The network is set to air a special first look of "Top Chef Amateurs" on Thursday, May 27 at 9 PM ET/PT. Produced by Magical Elves, "Top Chef Amateurs" gives talented home cooks the opportunity of a lifetime to test their skills in the illustrious "Top Chef" kitchen. In each 30-minute episode, two amateur chefs will compete head-to-head in some of the most iconic challenges from the "Top Chef" archives including the mis-en-place race, blind taste test and they'll even try to break the curse of "Top Chef's" most dreaded dish - risotto. Putting their kitchen skills to the test are a wide variety of amateur chefs ranging from an ex-CIA agent to a dental hygienist-turned-food-blogger as well as an architect. The amateur chefs will be paired with different "Top Chef" finalists, frontrunners and fan-favorites who will cook alongside them and help the amateurs battle against the clock. The All-Stars will also rotate in as guest judges alongside Gail to decide each episode's winner. Unpacking their knives are alums Eric Adjepong, Richard Blais, Jennifer Carroll, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Cmar, Tiffany Derry, Joe Flamm, Gregory Gourdet, Melissa King, Kwame Onwuachi, Dale Talde and Isaac Toups. The winner of each episode will receive $5,000 furnished by season-long prizing sponsor Wells Fargo.
KEVIN HART'S MUSCLE CAR CREW (MOTORTREND.COM)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) In the MotorTrend TV debut of the new series Kevin Hart's Muscle Car Crew, Kevin Hart and The Plastic Cup Boyz seek answers to the questions around being a devoted automotive fan, learn to navigate the challenges of owning classic vehicles and make us laugh along the way. Kevin Hart's Muscle Car Crew is a lighthearted, hilarious journey into the car collecting world. From finding a trusted, skilled mechanic in Lucky Costa from MotorTrend's HOT ROD GARAGE to customizing, racing, and experiencing the highs and lows of no reserve classic car auctions, Kevin and his friends settle internal debates with the help of automotive experts while gaining hard-earned knowledge in fulfilling their newfound passion. The debut of the series on MotorTrend TV follows its launch on MotorTrend's streaming service this summer.
ROSWELL: THE FINAL VERDICT (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, June 2021) Did aliens really crash-land near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947? As the world anxiously anticipates the release of declassified UFO secrets from the Pentagon, ROSWELL: THE FINAL VERDICT invades discovery+ on Friday, July 2, the 74th anniversary of the most notorious extraterrestrial incident in U.S. history. The mini-series debuts on discovery+ with three episodes and then the final three will drop on Fridays. In 1947, a rancher near Roswell, New Mexico, claimed to have discovered mysterious debris on his property, triggering decades of official government denials, and countless conspiracy theories, about aliens. Now, tapes of haunting first-person accounts from the past are being analyzed in a totally modern way, using artificial intelligence (AI) lie detection software to test if the eyewitnesses are telling the truth. Although most of the witnesses are now deceased, AI permits truth to be separated from fiction and the most important UFO event in world history can be weighed in the balance with all the evidence at hand. Truth seekers will now decide ... the final verdict.
BIG TIMBER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A no-nonsense logger and his loyal crew battle brutal elements and finicky machines to chop and transport valuable lumber on Vancouver Island.
DATE WITH DANGER, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/3/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) Single mom Nikki is looking for a fresh start in a new town when she meets fellow single mom, Liz. They immediately hit it off, with Liz giving Nikki a job at her boutique. Nikki aspires to be as self-sufficient as Liz and takes all her advice, especially when Liz warns Nikki about Gavin, the local café shop owner whom Nikki has been dating. After Liz points out several questionable traits about Gavin, Nikki decides to take a pause on her relationship with him. But when Liz suddenly goes missing, it's Gavin who supports Nikki through this ordeal. When Gavin starts to behave suspiciously, Nikki wonders if the man she's fallen for is the same person who took Liz, determined to remove anyone from Nikki's life who threatens their relationship. Stars Lara Jean Chorostecki, Jamie Spilchuk, Ipsita Paul (2021).
WE THE PEOPLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/4/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-3:15 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Learn the basics of rights and citizenship with upbeat songs by popular artists like Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Adam Lambert, Brandi Carlile and more.
BEAST MUST DIE, THE (AMC+)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2021) The AMC+ Original six-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die, starring BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight), will premiere on Monday, July 5 on AMC+ and on Monday, July 12 at 10:00PM ET/PT on AMC. The remaining episodes will continue to debut on AMC+ one week ahead of their AMC linear airings on Mondays at 10:00PM ET/PT. After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery (Harris), the man she suspects is responsible, and sets a plan in action to kill him. She's tracked by detective Nigel Strangeways (Billy Howle, The Serpent, MotherFatherSon), who has reason to believe his department covered up George's involvement in the incident. Suffering from PTSD following the recent death of his partner, Strangeways throws himself into pursuing justice for Martie. But when he discovers an "undercover" Frances living with George and his family, Strangeways finds himself working to both prove George's guilt and head off Frances's plans for revenge before anyone else dies.
ANIMAL SAVED MY LIFE, AN (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, May 2021) A&E Network is celebrating man's best friend this summer with the return of competition series "America's Top Dog" and the premiere of a new series, "An Animal Saved My Life" both from Big Fish Entertainment. Bringing together working dogs, K9s, and "underdogs," two new back-to-back seasons of "America's Top Dog" take the competition to the next level with a new course and more breeds than ever before. New series "An Animal Saved My Life," showcases extraordinary acts of heroism by animals. The two-hour premiere of "America's Top Dog" begins Tuesday, June 29 at 8pm ET/PT. "An Animal Saved My Life" premieres with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, July 6 at 9pm ET/PT. Also hosted by Curt Menefee, "An Animal Saved My Life" showcases amazing acts of heroism from different kinds of animal heroes. Featuring stories ripped from the headlines, viral videos, surveillance footage and interviews with people who have been saved by animal heroes, the series highlights scares and saves that range from heartwarming to adrenaline pumping. Pet owners overwhelmingly think of their cats and dogs as family members who provide emotional support and love, but sometimes animals risk it all to save a human life.
ABBY'S PLACES (ESPN+)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from ESPN's press release, May 2021) Stars from a variety of sports, including Abby Wambach, David Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, Vince Carter and Eli Manning, take on Peyton's signature show to bring fans the people and places that make their sport what it is today. Abby's Places will take a look at soccer; David Ortiz will host Big Papi's Places about baseball; Rowdy's Places will give viewers a look at combat sports; Vince's Places will cover basketball; and Eli's Places will explore the world of college football.
CAT PEOPLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Cat people come in all shapes and sizes, but they share a love for their enchanting, unique feline friends. This docuseries reveals their tales.
MONSTERS AT WORK (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "Monsters At Work" takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley's discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in.
WAR NEXT-DOOR, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) When two antagonistic families end up living next door in a posh neighborhood, the matriarchs ensue a full-scale war of unintended consequences.
RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2020) Since the first game was released in 1996 on Sony PlayStation, the Resident Evil series is nearing its 25th anniversary. With the series continuing to evolve even now, a new title carves itself into the series' history. This series is entitled RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness. This new series will be produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series into existence. TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series, will produce the series, while Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, will be in charge of the full 3DCG animation production. This will be a horror-action series based around the stories of the two popular characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before.
ELIZE MATSUNAGA: ONCE UPON A CRIME (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) The crime shocked Brazil: Elize Matsunaga shot and dismembered her rich husband. Featuring her first interview, this docuseries dives deep into the case.
GOSSIP GIRL (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, May 2021) HBO Max has released the first look teaser and character posters for the much-anticipated series GOSSIP GIRL, ahead of the series premiere on THURSDAY, JULY 8. Developed by showrunner Joshua Safran, a writer and executive producer on the original series, this extension of the pop culture classic takes us back to the Upper East Side finding a new generation of New York private school teens being introduced to social surveillance nine years after the original blogger's website went dark. The series is based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and the original show, developed by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, which ran from 2007-2012 on The CW. GOSSIP GIRL explores just how much social media - and the landscape of New York itself - has changed in the intervening years. The series stars Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savannah Lee Smith.
ICE COLD (YOUTUBE)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/21 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 12:00 PM-12:30 PM EST
(from YouTube's press release, June 2021) Today YouTube Originals unveiled the official trailer for "Ice Cold" -- an all-new, four-episode docuseries that uses the prism of hip-hop jewelry to explore deeper issues around racial inequity and the American Dream. The series dives into hip-hop's ability to reimagine and transcend established notions of wealth, status, superiority and the sheer resilience of hip-hop culture. "Ice Cold" features special appearances from the rap trio and executive producers MIGOS, some of the biggest names in hip-hop including J Balvin, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, A Boogie, A$AP Ferg, City Girls, French Montana, Slick Rick and Talib Kweli; top celebrity jewelers Ben Baller, Eliantte, Johnny Dang and Icebox; and more. All four episodes of "Ice Cold" premiere for free Thursday, July 8 exclusively on MIGOS' YouTube Channel.
SPICE OF LIFE (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/21 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2021) New titles also include the recently announced Grill of Victory, premiering June 21st on Food Network, a competition just in time for summer as America's best backyard grillers go head-to-head to prove their merit for the chance to win a customized, outdoor kitchen and entertaining space of their dreams, Spice of Life (WT) with Hawa Hassan who will visit experienced chefs at home and in restaurants to learn the stories of their favorite traditional recipes from around the world, and in Preview Dinner Project (WT), follow along as chefs create their pop-up preview dinner event in hopes of making their dream a reality.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES MOVIE SERIES (LMN)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 7/8/21 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2021) After the milestone premiere of its 25th film this past January, LMN's prolific Wrong franchise marks another first with the debut of its first-ever movie series event. Beginning July 8, Keeping Up with the Joneses will debut on LMN for three consecutive Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT. The three pack of films is produced by Hybrid and executive produced by and stars Vivica A. Fox as the matriarch of a wealthy family, who along with her four stepdaughters, will stop at nothing to protect their business and family after they are threatened. The three-part movie series event is narrated by Kandi Burruss (The Chi, The Real Housewives of Atlanta) and also stars Ted McGinley, Eric Roberts, Arie Thompson, Ciarra Carter, Jasmine Aivaliotis, Marcos James and Shellie Sterling. Each two-hour movie follows the well-to-do Jones family who for generations have dominated life in and around the seaside town of Pacific Hills. After the death of patriarch Theodore Jones, his second wife Robin (Vivica A. Fox, The Wrong Valentine), assumed control of the family business, but now Theodore's daughters, Robin's step children, are coming into their own. There's cold and calculating CEO, Pam (Arie Thompson, Once Upon A Lifetime); Carrie (Ciarra Carter, Secret Obsession), the family's conscience who oversees its charitable endeavors; party-girl Kayla (Shellie Sterling, Snowfall) and Tara (Jasmine Aivaliotis, The Wrong Prince Charming) who, though still in high school, might be the most Machiavellian of all. But now, someone is coming after the family, trying to beat them at their own game. Using threats, blackmail, and even murder, whomever it is will stop at nothing to destroy the family and everything they've built. But the Jones family has faced adversity before, and when their backs are against the wall, there's nothing they won't do to hold onto their power... because when you mess with them, you are messing with the Wrong family.
BACKYARD BAR WARS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/21 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2021) "Backyard Bar Wars" is not your average build show. Based on the rising trend of DIY at-home bars, "Backyard Bar Wars" is a send-up of the classic home reno show combined with hilarious moments of comedian and host, Chris Distefano, roasting the builders in a way that only he can. The one thing that's not a joke are the bars themselves - viewers can expect jaw-dropping reveals that will leave everyone watching thirsty for a second round.
LEVERAGE: REDEMPTION (IMDB TV)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from IMDb TV's press release, May 2021) In advance of Amazon's first NewFronts presentation today, IMDb TV announced the new original series Leverage: Redemption will premiere Friday, July 9 exclusively on IMDb TV, Amazon's premium free streaming service. The crime drama will debut with eight new episodes this summer followed by an additional eight episodes in the fall. In this new iteration, and new world, the Leverage crew have watched as the rich and powerful continue to take what they want without consequence. Grifter Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman), thief Parker (Beth Riesgraf), hitter Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), and hacker Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge) have watched the world change over the last eight years. Since their last job, it's become easier - and sometimes legal - for the rich to become richer and the powerful to squash anyone who gets in their way. To address the changes in the world around them, the team finds new blood in Harry Wilson (Noah Wyle), a corporate lawyer who is looking for redemption after realizing he'd been sitting on the wrong side of the table for his entire career, and Breanna Casey (Aleyse Shannon), Hardison's foster sister who has a knack for computers, robotics, and getting into trouble.
LUXE LISTING SYDNEY (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2021) World class beaches, an iconic harbour, and breathtaking properties make Sydney, Australia one of the most cutthroat real estate markets on the planet. Luxe Listings Sydney follows the intense and extraordinary professional and personal lives of three elite real estate agents as they negotiate multimillion-dollar deals in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the world. Available in UHD and HDR. Streaming July 9
COOK OF CASTAMAR, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) In 1720 Madrid, a talented cook catches the eye of a widowed duke just as he returns to aristocratic society. Based on the novel by Fernando J. Múñez.
HOW TO BECOME A TYRANT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Ruling with an iron fist requires an aspiring dictator to know the playbook for absolute power, as history's despots prove in this sardonic docuseries.
PATRICK STAR SHOW, THE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/21 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 7:00 PM-7:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, June 2021) The Patrick Star Show is the second spinoff of the number-one animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and follows a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own variety show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom. In the premiere episode, "Late for Breakfast," Patrick presents a show about food after missing out on a hearty breakfast. Then in "Bummer Jobs," Patrick and SpongeBob experience the wonders of the workforce. Longtime voice of Patrick Star, Bill Fagerbakke lends his voice as the young adult Patrick alongside new cast members: Tom Wilson (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Cecil Star, Patrick's fun-loving, happy-go-lucky dad who always puts his family first; Cree Summer (Rugrats) as Bunny Star, Patrick's loving, sea star mom who is a kooky oddball; Jill Talley (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Squidina Star, Patrick's 8-year-old little sister who drinks her coffee from a sippy cup; and Dana Snyder (The Penguins of Madagascar) as GrandPat Star, Patrick's genius grandpa, and the most intelligent member of the Star family. Summer also voices Grandma Tentacles, Squidward's grandma. Additional cast members include veteran actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton).
MIDDLEMOST POST (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/21 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, June 2021) Marking Nickelodeon's first original animated series in five years, Middlemost Post hails from SpongeBob SquarePants' alum John Trabbic III and follows a former rain cloud, a brawny mailman and their magical pet walrus as they deliver packages to the unusual inhabitants of Mount Middlemost. In the debut episode, "First Delivery," while delivering a letter to a house that never gets mail, the gang goes through warfare to get to its front door. Next in "Chore or Less," in an attempt to be more like Angus, Parker does the chores and realizes that they're actually boring. The Middlemost Post voice cast includes Becky Robinson (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) as Parker J. Cloud, an exuberant, relentlessly kind, overly eager, and most of all, pliable cloud who's desire is to spread cheer; John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Angus Roy Shackelton, Parker's boss and proprietor of the Middlemost Post; Kiren (Raising Hope) as Lily, Parker's best friend and master inventor; Colton Dunn (Superstore) as Mayor Peeve, the petty Mayor of the city of Somewhere locked in a petty, one-sided feud with Angus; and Johnny Pemberton (In the Loop) as Ryan, Mayor Peeve's loyal assistant.
SECRET CELEBRITY RENOVATION (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2021) CBS today announced summer premiere dates for two reality series. SECRET CELEBRITY RENOVATION, a new one-hour series that gives celebrities in sports, music and entertainment the chance to gift a surprise home renovation to a meaningful person who helped guide them to success, will premiere Friday, July 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). THE GREATEST #ATHOME VIDEOS returns for season two, Friday, August 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Both programs will also be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+. Hosted by Nischelle Turner (ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT), SECRET CELEBRITY RENOVATION provides stars with a hands-on opportunity to show their gratitude to someone who has had a significant impact on their life's journey by helping to realize the renovation of their dreams. Those participating in making these heartfelt gifts include Emmy(R) and GRAMMY(R) Award-winning singer and choreographer Paula Abdul; award-winning singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina; Emmy(R)-winning actor and comedian Wayne Brady (LET'S MAKE A DEAL); NFL MVP and CBS sports analyst Boomer Esiason; GRAMMY(R)-winning artist Eve; Emmy(R)-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson; SURVIVOR winner "Boston" Rob Mariano; NBA All-Star Chris Paul; GRAMMY(R)-winning singer, songwriter and actor Anthony Ramos; and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. The series also features the design team of home improvement contractor and television personality Jason Cameron ("Man Cave," "While You Were Out") and interior designer Sabrina Soto ("Design Star," "Trading Spaces").
HER HUSBAND'S SECRET LIFE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/10/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) When June's wealthy husband Rick becomes the target of an extortionist who claims he sexually assaulted her, Rick convinces his wife it's an act of revenge by a spurned suitor, and enlists her help to prevent the accusations from going public. June agrees to help him pay off the extortionist, but when the woman is found dead, June becomes the prime suspect. Stars Christine Chatelain, Dan Payne, Rebecca Roberts (2021).
CRASHING THROUGH THE SNOW (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/10/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2021) Get ready to dash through the snow during the heat of summer when viewers are treated with the annual programming event, "Christmas in July." Joining in the festivities is "Crashing Through the Snow," starring Amy Acker ("A Nutcracker Christmas," "Angel") and Warren Christie ("If I Only Had Christmas," "Motive") in a new, original movie premiering Saturday, July 10 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Maggie (Amy Acker) and her ex-husband, Jeff (Kristian Bruun, "Orphan Black"), have always been friends first. When Jeff's new girlfriend, Kate (Brooke Nevin, "Jingle Around the Clock"), spontaneously invites Maggie along to their Christmas getaway in Aspen, she jumps at the chance to spend a Yuletide holiday away with her two daughters. Although Maggie feels like a third wheel crashing their Christmas, she's not alone as Kate's hapless brother, Sam (Warren Christie), shows up unannounced with a plan. Always seeming to live in Kate's shadow, Sam, for once, wants to come out ahead, and he convinces Maggie that, together, they can compete with Kate and make this Christmas the best one ever. Neither of them is adequately prepared for the blended family challenges that lie ahead -- or the feelings they develop for one another.
SHARK ACADEMY (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/21 at 3:01 AM
LABOR OF LIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/11/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) First time expectant mother Lara meets a "bump buddy" online. But the other pregnant woman, Jamie, hides a devastating secret that brings dangerous characters into Lara's life. After the birth, Lara's baby is stolen, and she must fight to get her baby back from the baby stealer. Stars Gina Vitori, Jenna Michno, Jonathan Stoddard (2021).
BATTLE ON THE BEACH (HGTV)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 7/11/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) HGTV's newest competition series, Battle on the Beach, will feature network stars Taniya Nayak (Restaurant Impossible), Ty Pennington (Rock the Block), and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab) as they each mentor three teams of up-and-coming flippers while they renovate identical beachfront properties. The mentors will put their reputations on the line each week while star judges Mike Holmes (Holmes + Holmes) and Mina Starsiak Hawk (Good Bones) will choose which team wins the featured weekly challenge. The team who adds the most value to their home will walk away with a $50,000 grand prize to use towards their next flip, and their mentor will have ultimate bragging rights. The new episodes of Battle on the Beach will also be available to stream the same day on discovery+.
HISTORY OF THE SITCOM (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, June 2021) Following in the footsteps of the popular CNN Original Series examining The Movies and The Story of Late Night, History of the Sitcom reunites audiences with the television friends, families, and co-workers they grew up with while introducing cutting-edge comedies that are sure to be your next binge-watch. The eight-part docuseries produced by Cream Productions features over 180 original interviews with sitcom icons including Norman Lear, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Kim Fields, Tim Allen, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, George Lopez, Mel Brooks, Isabella Gomez, Ted Danson, Joey Soloway, Jimmie Walker, Judd Apatow, Dan Levy, Zooey Deschanel, Chuck Lorre, Mara Brock Akil, Helen Hunt and many more, breaking down how sitcoms have helped generations of Americans navigate an ever-shifting cultural landscape.
WHITE LOTUS, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2021) From Mike White (HBO's "Enlightened"), HBO's six-episode limited series THE WHITE LOTUS, a social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, debuts SUNDAY JULY 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Starring Murray Bartlett (HBO's "Looking"), Connie Britton ("Nashville"), Jennifer Coolidge ("2 Broke Girls"), Alexandra Daddario (HBO's "True Detective"), Fred Hechinger ("Eighth Grade"), Jake Lacy (HBO's "Girls"), Brittany O'Grady ("Little Voice"), Natasha Rothwell (HBO's "Insecure"), Sydney Sweeney (HBO's "Euphoria") and Steve Zahn (HBO's "Treme"), the series follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel's cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself.
WELLINGTON PARANORMAL (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2021) The CW Network today announced additional summer 2021 premiere dates for the U.S. broadcast debut of WELLINGTON PARANORMAL, as well as fan favorites DC'S STARGIRL, DEAD PIXELS and SUPERGIRL, in addition to alternative series MASTERS OF ILLUSION. The network also announced the returns of IN THE DARK, CORONER, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, RIVERDALE and BURDEN OF TRUTH. The horror-comedy WELLINGTON PARANORMAL, a spinoff of the vampire mockumentary film "What We Do In The Shadows," from award-winning creators Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords") and Taika Waititi ("Jojo Rabbit"), will make its U.S. broadcast debut on The CW with back-to-back original episodes airing Sunday, July 11 (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT). The following week, on Sunday, July 18, WELLINGTON PARANORMAL (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT) will be paired with the return of the British comedy DEAD PIXELS (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT), back for its second season. Both nights will kick off with brand new, original episodes of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
PROFESSOR T (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2021) The impeccably dressed meticulously punctual Professor T, lectures daily at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, teaching students imaginatively, if pedantically, about the science of crime. And each evening, he returns home to his apartment, which is as sterile and systematically organized as a science lab. Thanks to this strictly regimented approach, his OCD and germaphobia are under control. But his buttoned-up world is slowly undone when he is persuaded by one of his former students, Detective Sergeant Lisa Donckers, to assist her in investigating a serial rapist. The Professor's encyclopedic knowledge of criminal psychology and his brilliant mind prove invaluable to the team, but the cracks in his carefully constructed, emotionless exterior begin to show. Working with the police - and the fiery, instinctive Lisa, in particular - drags Professor T far from his comfort zone and even forces him to confront his suppressed feelings for an old flame. He also finds it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of his imperious mother (Frances de la Tour), with whom he shares a harrowing family secret that has cast a long shadow over both their lives.
EDEN (SPECTRUM)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Spectrum's press release, June 2021) Spectrum Originals transports viewers to an Eden of dazzling Australian beaches and lush forests, but all is not as it seems. A young woman's secrets threaten to expose the darkness lurking just beneath the idyllic surface. Produced by Every Cloud Productions and Balloon Entertainment in association with All3Media International, all eight episodes of EDEN will drop exclusively to Spectrum video subscribers free On Demand (and without ads) on Monday, July 12. As each episode unfolds from a different character's perspective, EDEN explores a multi-generational tale of events that happen before, during and after a young woman goes missing one warm, summer night. The small beach community's long buried dark secrets of love, lust, dashed dreams and power struggles are dragged wide open as the truth is revealed - a truth that will shake the town and the people (who survive) forever.
CATCH AND KILL: THE PODCAST TAPES (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, June 2021) HBO's CATCH AND KILL: THE PODCAST TAPES, a six-part, half-hour documentary series directed by Emmy(R) winners Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (HBO's "Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking") and produced by World of Wonder, brings to life Ronan Farrow's intimate, revealing interviews with whistleblowers, journalists, private investigators and other sources, conducted for the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist's podcast and bestselling book "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and A Conspiracy to Protect Predators." The documentary series debuts with two back-to-back episodes MONDAY, JULY 12, (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), with new episodes airing back-to-back subsequent Mondays at the same time. The series will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
SHARK ATTACK FILES (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, June 2021) This action-packed series is an investigation into bizarre and fascinating shark behavior. Featuring footage from actual attacks, interactions and behavior captured by both professionals and observant bystanders, every twist and turn leaves viewers sitting on the edge of their seats. Scientific experts and investigators dive deeper into the mystery of these unexplained behaviors and come to a stunning revelation that ties these extraordinary events together.
BEAST MUST DIE, THE (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2021) The AMC+ Original six-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die, starring BAFTA Award-winning actor Jared Harris (Chernobyl, Mad Men) and Cush Jumbo OBE (The Good Wife, The Good Fight), will premiere on Monday, July 5 on AMC+ and on Monday, July 12 at 10:00PM ET/PT on AMC. The remaining episodes will continue to debut on AMC+ one week ahead of their AMC linear airings on Mondays at 10:00PM ET/PT. After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairnes (Jumbo) takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery (Harris), the man she suspects is responsible, and sets a plan in action to kill him. She's tracked by detective Nigel Strangeways (Billy Howle, The Serpent, MotherFatherSon), who has reason to believe his department covered up George's involvement in the incident. Suffering from PTSD following the recent death of his partner, Strangeways throws himself into pursuing justice for Martie. But when he discovers an "undercover" Frances living with George and his family, Strangeways finds himself working to both prove George's guilt and head off Frances's plans for revenge before anyone else dies.
RIDLEY JONES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Curious kid Ridley and her friends protect the Museum of Natural History’s treasures and keep its magical secret safe: Everything comes alive at night!
NAOMI OSAKA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) This docuseries follows tennis superstar and multiple Grand Slam champ Naomi Osaka in the high-pressure year running up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
HEIST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Millions in stolen cash. Missing luxury bourbon. Watch ordinary people almost get away with these extraordinary heists in this true crime series.
AMERICAN HORROR STORIES (FX ON HULU)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from FX's press release, June 2021) American Horror Stories is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's award-winning hit anthology series American Horror Story. American Horror Stories is a weekly anthology series that will feature a different horror story each episode.
CABIN CHRONICLES, THE (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) Produced by Blue Chalk, The Cabin Chronicles explores the architecture, design and human connection behind beautiful cabins and their surrounding landscapes.
HOMEGROWN (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Discovery+'s web site, January 2021) Atlanta-based farmer Jamila Norman helps families transform their outdoor spaces into beautiful and functional backyard farms while exploring the joy and benefits of growing your own food.
DR. DEATH (PEACOCK)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Peacock's press release, June 2021) Based on Wondery's hit podcast, DR. DEATH is inspired by the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed. Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), set out to stop him. DR. DEATH explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.
EXTRAORDINARY STORIES BEHIND EVERYDAY THINGS (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things offers an in-depth look at how iconic American-made products are created and celebrates the ingenuity, passion and creativity of the people who proudly stand behind these timeless classics. The series is produced by Citizen Pictures and Anomaly.
MIND FOR DESIGN (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Discovery+'s web site, February 2021) Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn creates breathtaking spaces with an eclectic-yet-distinctive style. Along with a team of skilled designers, Brian tackles decorating projects on any budget or within any scope, all with a dash of humor.
SELF EMPLOYED (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Discovery+'s web site, January 2021) Entrepreneur Jonathan Morris travels the country to share the inspirational stories and new challenges of small business owners and their journeys to building their dream jobs.
RANCH TO TABLE (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Discovery+'s web site, February 2021) Seventh-generation cattle rancher and entrepreneur Elizabeth Poett tackles the work of running her family's 14,000-acre ranch while crafting regional dishes using her own fresh ingredients.
RE(MOTEL) (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) Produced by BFD, RE(Motel) features passionate motel owners across America who restore and redesign their historic properties to give them new life, creating destination stops for a new generation of travelers.
VAN GO (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Discovery+'s web site, February 2021) Chewy Design Co. owner Brett Lewis renovates vans into tiny homes on the road, innovating creative solutions and tackling the many challenges that come with custom outfitting each vehicle for his clients' lifestyles.
WHERE WE CALL HOME (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) In Where We Call Home, homeowners and designers reveal how commercial properties and unconventional spaces were reimagined into modern homes. The series is produced by Brother.
ZOË BAKES (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Discovery+'s web site, February 2021) Breaking down the secrets of talented pastry chefs and home bakers alike, Zoë François teaches how to achieve beautiful and delicious desserts right from home.
SCHMIGADOON! (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, April 2021) Apple TV+ today announced "Schmigadoon!," the six-episode musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award-nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, will make its global debut on Friday, July 16. Two episodes will be available at launch followed by one episode weekly every Friday. "Schmigadoon!," a parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, stars Strong and Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s musical. They then learn that they can't leave until they find "true love." The first season also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada. Martin Short guest stars.
MCCARTNEY 3,2,1 (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2021) Today, Hulu announced the Original documentary series "McCartney 3,2,1." The six-episode music series event features intimate and revealing examinations of musical history from two living legends, Paul McCartney and super producer Rick Rubin, and hails from Endeavor Content. The series is executive produced by McCartney, Rubin, Scott Rodger, Peter Berg, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Jeff Pollack, Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern with Leila Mattimore serving as co-executive producer. All six episodes of "McCartney 3,2,1" premiere Friday, July 16, on Hulu.
ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2021) PBS, in partnership with FilmRise and Universal Music Group's Mercury Studios, announced today the premiere of ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS, a new six-part series that exposes the eye-opening, thrilling world of live music photography. ICON follows the fascinating lives and often wild experiences of the artists who documented popular music in images, from the earliest darkrooms to the fast-evolving digital landscapes of the present day. The series premieres Fridays, July 16-August 6, 2021, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET & August 13, 2021, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app. Featuring irreverent interviews with some of the most famous music photographers, musicians, gallerists, music journalists and social commentators, ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS is an eye-opening thrill ride that captures what it was like on both sides of the camera when the most recognizable images in history were taken. Via studio portraits, record sleeves, coffee table books, along with magazine photo shoots, fine art, and images taken at live shows and exhibitions, viewers will learn about the origins of these enduring, iconic images and the future of music photography.
SURREALESTATE (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2020) Tim Rozon, Sarah Levy, Adam Korson, Maurice Dean Wint, Savannah Basley and Tennille Read have been cast as series regulars for SYFY's upcoming drama, THE SURREALTOR. From Blue Ice Pictures, the 10-episode series starts production on September 15 in Newfoundland, Canada. George Olson developed the series for television and serves as showrunner and executive producer. Lance Samuels, Daniel Iron, Armand Leo and Danishka Esterhazy also serve as executive producers. THE SURREALTOR follows realtor Nick Roman and an elite team of specialists that handle the cases no one else can: haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away. Researching, investigating and "fixing" the things that go bump in the night, the team works to create closure - and closings -- even as they struggle with demons of their own.
GLOBE, THE (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, June 2021) Food Network star and world traveler Robert Irvine hosts the new five-episode culinary competition The Globe, streaming exclusively on discovery+ beginning Saturday, July 17th. In each episode of this globe-trotting series like no other, four talented chefs compete across three rounds of culinary gameplay as they are transported to the greatest food destinations around the world via immersive LED screen backdrops that have the chefs traveling the globe without ever having to leave the arena. Joining Robert on this global journey is award-winning chef Daniela Soto-Innes as resident judge, along with appearances from special guest judges at each destination with ties to the region.
PRETTY LITTLE VICTIM (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/17/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) Melanie and her teenage daughter Hannah are ready for a fresh start after a tough year. Hannah, a budding pianist, is eager to fit in at her new school, but the popular kids don't warm to her and she feels like an outcast. Things start to spiral out of control when someone hacks her phone and leaks her private photos. Despite some counselling from the school, the constant bullying gets tough for Hannah and her mom worries too. When a stranger starts stalking her, it's all too much. But danger lies much closer than she thought. Stars Jenna Rosenow, Emily Topper, John Wright, Lowrey Brown, Lauren Ledger (2021).
90 DAY: CARIBBEAN LOVE (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, June 2021) Is the Caribbean truly a lovers' paradise? Four couples find out in the new series, LOVE IN PARADISE: THE CARIBBEAN, premiering on discovery+, the definitive nonfiction, real-life subscription streaming service on July 18th. Previously announced at the Upfronts this past May, this sexy docu-soap will follow four couples who found love in the Caribbean and are hopeful their relationships will continue, despite the miles and drama between them. With relationships in various phases including a holiday fling that turned serious and even a vacation romance that turned into a pregnancy, the Americans are hopeful their romance with their local islander works out once the blue skies and suntans fade. Follow along as these couples dip their toes in the water and dive head first for a shot at true love.
CHARMED TO DEATH (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 7:00 PM
LOVE IN WHITBROOKE (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 7/18/21 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, June 2021) A project manager is offered the opportunity of a lifetime in London. But when she returns to her hometown and meets the perfect guy, her passion and talent for painting is rekindled, giving her a new outlook on life and love.
POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, February 2020) "POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN" - the prequel story that takes viewers back to the '90s and the early years of iconic "Power" character Kanan Stark.
END, THE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, May 2021) SHOWTIME announced today that the new half-hour dark comedy series THE END, starring Emmy(R) nominee Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown, Killing Eve) and Frances O'Connor (The Missing, Mansfield Park), will premiere with two episodes airing back-to-back beginning Sunday, July 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Produced by See-Saw Films, the 10-part series is a co-production between Sky UK and Foxtel Australia, and was created and written by Samantha Strauss and directed by Jessica M. Thompson and Jonathan Brough.
DEADLY DORMITORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/18/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) When a university student refuses to sleep with her professor in exchange for good grades, she's in danger of being killed to keep her quiet, and her mother must drop everything to save her. Stars: Jocelyn Saenz, Grace Patterson, Johanna Liauw (2021).
MACHINES THAT BUILT AMERICA, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A+E Networks' press release, March 2021) TV. Radio. Phones. Airplanes. Motorcycles. Tractors. Home Appliances. Power Tools. These are "Machines That Built America." This docuseries reveals the surprising stories and rivalries behind the ground-breaking innovations that turned America into a superpower. Blending dramatic reenactments and archival footage with interviews from experts, biographers, and others, "The Machines That Built America" brings to life some of America's most storied inventors: Nikola Tesla, William Harley, Alexander Graham Bell, Duncan Black, Alonzo Decker, and many more. In eight episodes, viewers will meet these larger-than-life characters, inhabit their rivalries, and ride the rollercoaster of triumph and failure as they search for a breakthrough that will change humanity.
DECEIVED, THE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 9:34 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:30 PM EST
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100 FOOT WAVE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, May 2021) This six-part series intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara, who, after visiting Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of conquering a 100-foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small fishing village into the world's preeminent big-wave surfing destination.
JERUSALEM: CITY OF FAITH AND FURY (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, June 2021) Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury, produced by Blackfin, is a six-part series that tells the story of one of the most controversial cities in history, through six epic conflicts that shaped and defined it. Narrated by Golden Globe-winning actor Ewan McGregor, the docuseries explores how a small arid town with no natural resources became a place of pilgrimage for three of the most prominent world religions, while investigating how three thousand years of conflicts have led directly to the struggles of today. Spanning from Biblical times to the Roman Empire to the Cold War, and examining the stories of King David, Cleopatra, Saladin, T.E. Lawrence, and more, the series brings the "City of God" to life as never before.
BETRAYING THE BADGE (VICE)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Vice's press release, June 2021) BETRAYING THE BADGE is an 8-part docuseries exploring some of the most explosive police corruption cases in the U.S. Personal, character-driven stories of cops who went from upholding the law to breaking it, told by the people who lived through it.
MAN VS. HISTORY (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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TOO HOT TO HANDLE: BRAZIL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/21 at 3:01 AM
TURNER & HOOCH (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn't want may be the partner he needs. "Turner & Hooch" stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name.
BEHIND THE ATTRACTION (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, June 2021) Disney attractions around the world have long been enchanting visitors in magical ways for generations. To celebrate the July 30 release of the Disney feature film "Jungle Cruise," inspired by the Disney Parks attraction which debuted in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland(R) park, Disney+ will premiere all episodes of its newest original series "Behind the Attraction'' on Friday, July 16. The 10-part series, narrated by Paget Brewster, gives viewers an exclusive peek 'behind the curtain' of the most beloved attractions and destinations at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world, from Jungle Cruise to "it's a small world" to the Haunted Mansion to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Hear the unique story behind each Castle at the Parks and learn how Disney Imagineers designed and built them and discover the intricacies of the transportation systems at each park, and how the iconic Disneyland(R) Hotel came to be.
THROUGH OUR EYES (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Sesame Workshop's press release, June 2021) Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street and decades of award-winning educational programming, today announced its first documentary series Through Our Eyes, set to debut on Thursday, July 22 on HBO Max. Through Our Eyes spotlights the perspectives of children as they experience some of the most challenging issues facing families today - homelessness, parental incarceration, military caregiving, and climate displacement - in four 30-minute films designed for adults and as a co-viewing experience for kids ages 9 and older. The series is produced by Sesame Workshop, with each episode directed by award-winning and -nominated filmmakers, several of whom have previously explored these topics through their cinematic work.
ULTRA CITY SMITHS (AMC+)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2021) From AMC Studios and created by Conrad, the Ultra City Smiths story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City's most famous magnate (Smith). Two intrepid detectives (Simpson and Randolph) follow the case, rallying to fight against their city's dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES MOVIE SERIES (LMN)
· [original mini-series finale] · 7/22/21 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2021) After the milestone premiere of its 25th film this past January, LMN's prolific Wrong franchise marks another first with the debut of its first-ever movie series event. Beginning July 8, Keeping Up with the Joneses will debut on LMN for three consecutive Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT. The three pack of films is produced by Hybrid and executive produced by and stars Vivica A. Fox as the matriarch of a wealthy family, who along with her four stepdaughters, will stop at nothing to protect their business and family after they are threatened. The three-part movie series event is narrated by Kandi Burruss (The Chi, The Real Housewives of Atlanta) and also stars Ted McGinley, Eric Roberts, Arie Thompson, Ciarra Carter, Jasmine Aivaliotis, Marcos James and Shellie Sterling. Each two-hour movie follows the well-to-do Jones family who for generations have dominated life in and around the seaside town of Pacific Hills. After the death of patriarch Theodore Jones, his second wife Robin (Vivica A. Fox, The Wrong Valentine), assumed control of the family business, but now Theodore's daughters, Robin's step children, are coming into their own. There's cold and calculating CEO, Pam (Arie Thompson, Once Upon A Lifetime); Carrie (Ciarra Carter, Secret Obsession), the family's conscience who oversees its charitable endeavors; party-girl Kayla (Shellie Sterling, Snowfall) and Tara (Jasmine Aivaliotis, The Wrong Prince Charming) who, though still in high school, might be the most Machiavellian of all. But now, someone is coming after the family, trying to beat them at their own game. Using threats, blackmail, and even murder, whomever it is will stop at nothing to destroy the family and everything they've built. But the Jones family has faced adversity before, and when their backs are against the wall, there's nothing they won't do to hold onto their power... because when you mess with them, you are messing with the Wrong family.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/23/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) The war for Eternia begins again in what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor. A new animated series from writer-director Kevin Smith.
DARCEY & STACEY: PILLOW TALK (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 7/23/21 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2021) After a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak, last season wrapped up as Darcey got engaged and Stacey got married. Now, Stacey is hopeful to give the gift of fatherhood to her younger husband, Florian, but at the age of 46, conceiving naturally doesn't come without its challenges. Will Florian's strict faith and opposing views on IVF leave the couple praying for a miracle? Darcey is left questioning her engagement to Georgi after a distressing encounter with his ex-wife. Hopeful to take some time and space to think, the twins head to Turkey on a trip of transformations. Will Darcey find it within herself to trust again or will she feel forced to end the engagement and walk away for good? DARCEY & STACEY: PILLOW TALK will premiere on Fridays at 10:30pm ET/PT starting Friday, July 23. Additionally, in the digital series Darcey & Stacey: Inside the Episode, premiering on discovery+ and TLCgo, the Silva twins sit down, spill the tea, and provide commentary on all episodes of the latest season. Join the conversation using #DarceyAndStacey. Darcey & Stacey is produced by Sharp Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, for TLC.
EDEN: UNTAMED PLANET (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, June 2021) BBC AMERICA announced today that the BAFTA Award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King's Speech) is set to narrate the network's new, original natural history series Eden: Untamed Planet, which will be simulcast weekly on BBC AMERICA and AMC starting Saturday, July 24 at 8pm ET/7c. In addition, episodes will be available on AMC+ the same day they air. Eden: Untamed Planet invites viewers to travel to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth's few remaining untouched lands, all flourishing with rich biodiversity. Isolated from the rest of the world, life here exists as nature truly intended. While the remoteness of these Eden's has protected them from the most damaging effects of human interference, the series will also reflect on the survival of these rare, precious and unique environments amid the perils of the modern world. Delicately balanced, species-rich, unique ecosystems - this series embarks on a breath-taking journey to Earth's last Edens.
EDEN: UNTAMED PLANET (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, June 2021) BBC AMERICA announced today that the BAFTA Award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King's Speech) is set to narrate the network's new, original natural history series Eden: Untamed Planet, which will be simulcast weekly on BBC AMERICA and AMC starting Saturday, July 24 at 8pm ET/7c. In addition, episodes will be available on AMC+ the same day they air. Eden: Untamed Planet invites viewers to travel to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth's few remaining untouched lands, all flourishing with rich biodiversity. Isolated from the rest of the world, life here exists as nature truly intended. While the remoteness of these Eden's has protected them from the most damaging effects of human interference, the series will also reflect on the survival of these rare, precious and unique environments amid the perils of the modern world. Delicately balanced, species-rich, unique ecosystems - this series embarks on a breath-taking journey to Earth's last Edens.
NEXT DOOR NIGHTMARE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/24/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) When young couple Sarah and Kyle move next door to Helen, a charismatic older woman, they have no idea she's a deeply disturbed psychopath who will stop at nothing to become Sarah's surrogate mother, and grandmother to the child she is expecting. Stars Julia Borsellino, Mark Taylor, Deborah Grover, Marium Carvell (2021).
KILLER DEAL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/25/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) In an effort to "keep up with the Joneses", a couple stretches their finances to purchase a home in an upper-class neighborhood. Due to a murder/suicide by the previous owners, the house is deeply discounted. After they move in, they form a quick friendship with a neighbor. But strange things begin to happen, and they soon suspect the neighbor may have played a part in the murders. Stars Bea Santos, Sebastien Roberts (2021).
MONEY HUNGRY (FOOD)
· [series premiere - special night] · 7/25/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2021) In the ultimate test of their taste buds, talented chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and accomplished home cooks are competitors vying to win $50,000 in the new high-stakes primetime Food Network show Money Hungry, which airs a sneak peek on Sunday, July 25th at 10pm (all times ET/PT) before moving to its regular timeslot on Tuesday, July 27th at 10pm. In the five-episode series hosted by Kal Penn, competitors showcase their impressive palates in a series of increasingly complex tasting challenges that push their senses and culinary knowledge to the limits. With each dish dramatically revealed under a cloche, the action begins with sixty seconds of rapid-fire tastings where the competitors must identify specific ingredients, then proceeds to the main course round where the challenges become more difficult with every reveal. Each episode has two guest panelists, who are available to provide limited use "flavor favors" lifelines to competitors. In the end, only those that survive through the final tasting are awarded $50,000.
CELEBRITY IOU: JOYRIDE (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) On Celebrity IOU: Joyride, master mechanic Ant Anstead and car guru Cristy Lee team up with celebrities Renee Zellweger, Mary J. Blige, Tony Hawk, Octavia Spencer, James Marsden and Danny Trejo as they roll up their sleeves to create automotive masterpieces for someone special in their lives. In each episode, viewers will hear the inspiring story behind the star's relationship with this person and the reasons why they are so deserving of a one-of-a-kind car transformation. In the end, audiences will be just as blown away as the recipient when they receive the ultimate joyride.
CHIP 'N' DALE: PARK LIFE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:15 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "Chip 'N' Dale: Park Life" follows two tiny troublemakers trying to live the good life in a big city park while having giant-sized, sky-high adventures. Disney's beloved chipmunks, nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale, make the perfect odd couple. They're best buddies and they drive each other nuts! In their perpetual pursuit of acorns, these ultimate underdogs are joined by Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies great and small. Combining classic-style cartoon comedy with contemporary storytelling, the 36 seven-minute episodes are directed by Jean Cayrol and produced by Marc du Pontavice at Xilam Animation.
TURNING THE TABLES WITH ROBIN ROBERTS (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, May 2021) Disney+ announced today that "Good Morning America" and ABC News co-anchor Robin Roberts will host and executive produce "Turning the Tables With Robin Roberts," a four-episode series featuring intimate round table conversations with female celebrities from all walks of life. LeBron James will serve as an executive producer on the series with his media conglomerate, The SpringHill Company. In addition to Roberts and James, the assembled team of executive producers is comprised of women, BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ+ community. "Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts" will premiere Friday, July 30, on Disney+. In each episode, Roberts sits down with three famous women who share experiences that are both personal and moving. As the show's title suggests, the guests often "turn the tables" and interview Roberts and each other in heartfelt and often humorous conversations that showcase authenticity and vulnerability. Guests include Debbie Allen, Sofia Carson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenna Dewan, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Guyton, Betsey Johnson, Billie Jean King, Tig Notaro, Raven-Symoné and Josie Totah.
BEHIND THE MUSIC (REBOOT SERIES) (PARAMOUNT+)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from ViacomCBS's press release, February 2021) Behind the Music - Behind the Music is back! The groundbreaking and prolific music documentary series returns with several new episodes and the best of the vault remastered and updated for today's audiences with artist interviews, a creative refresh and reimagined visual style.
TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON: KINGDOM (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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WATCH THE SOUND WITH MARK RONSON (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, April 2021) Apple TV+ today announced "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson," a new six-part docuseries that will examine sound creation and the revolutionary technology that has shaped music as we know it. Hailing from Academy Award-winning producer Morgan Neville ("20 Feet from Stardom") and hosted by Mark Ronson, an internationally renowned DJ and Oscar, Golden Globe and seven-time Grammy award-winning artist and producer, "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" will make its global debut on Friday, July 30, 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+. Each episode of "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" will follow Ronson as he uncovers the untold stories behind music creation and the lengths producers and creators are willing to go to find the perfect sound. Ronson explores music's intersection with artistry and technology in candid conversations with music legends and icons including Paul McCartney, Questlove, King Princess, Dave Grohl, Ad-Rock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys, Charli XCX and more, where he discovers the ways in which these unique tools have influenced their work. At the end of each episode, Ronson will create and unveil a unique piece of original music using groundbreaking technology and techniques including reverb, synth, auto-tune, drum machines, sampling and distortion.
PURSUIT OF LOVE, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2021) Written for the screen and directed by Emily Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love follows the friendship between cousins Linda and Fanny, which will be put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart. Available in UHD and HDR. Streaming July 30
CENTAURWORLD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A hardened war horse transported away from battle finds herself in a land that's inhabited by silly, singing centaurs of all shapes and sizes.
GIRL IN THE WINDOW, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/31/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2021) Highly pregnant Ava just got into graduate school! However, her boyfriend Shane, who's been increasingly violent lately, doesn't want her to go back to university. She's had enough, makes a run for it, trying to get to her sister and to safety. On the way, Ava has an accident and wakes up in Valerie and William's home. The nice, affluent, and childless couple lives isolated in the woods - the roads are closed off and the phone doesn't work, but William is a doctor and can take care of Ava, they say. Soon, things seem a bit fishy to Ava. She is not a guest - she is a prisoner and they want her baby! On top of it all, Shane is still looking for her, and his violent tendencies escalate... But Ava will not give up without a fight! Stars Haskiri Velazquez, Cleo Anthony, Nicky Whelan, Austin Weyant (2021).
BUDDY VS. DUFF: BAKER BATTLE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2021) Before the competition begins, fans can relive last season in a special lookback on Buddy vs. Duff: Preheat on Sunday, July 18th at 8pm ET/PT. For fans craving more cake competition, on Sunday, August 1st and 8th at 10pm ET/PT, don't miss Buddy vs. Duff: Baker Battle, as Duff's and Buddy's teams kick them out of their bakeries to show what they can do without them in their own cake challenges to prove which team is the best.
MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS (MOTORTREND.COM)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from MotorTrend's press release, June 2021) Do Hollywood's larger than life car chase scenes hold up in real life? Can electric vehicles be driven underwater then back onto land? Is The Flintstones car really driveable? What color car do birds poop on the most? To answer the burning questions under the hood of every car lover's mind, science is meeting the road in the new MotorTrend original series MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS premiering Wednesday, August 4 on the MotorTrend App. Hosted by MYTHBUSTERS alumnus Tory Belleci, mechanic Faye Hadley from MotorTrend's All Girls Garage series, and engineer and professional race car driver Bisi Ezerioha, MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS searches for truth behind popular automotive myths through a mixture of scientific method, lively curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity. Tory, Faye and Bisi create their own signature style of experimentation and the most in-depth process to myth busting yet. Automotive fans, science lovers and viewers everywhere are sure to enjoy this exciting, entertaining extension of the iconic MYTHBUSTERS franchise. From Ferris Bueller dialing back the odometer and the aerodynamics of chopping off your car's top to increase its top speed to the effect UFOs have on vehicles in almost every alien movie, each episode of MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS tackles myths generated from the world of entertainment, viral videos, Reddit threads, urban legends or viewer submissions. In a future episode Tory, Faye and Bisi attempt to confirm or debunk a DIY modification involving a bottle of nitrous, a soda can tab and some wire from the Fast and Furious 8. Can it really blast the car across the finish line or is it phony movie physics? MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS starts streaming Wednesday, August 4 on the MotorTrend App.
MR. CORMAN (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, May 2021) "Mr. Corman," the highly anticipated 10-episode Apple Original comedy series created by, directed by and starring Emmy and SAG Award winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who also executive produces, is set to premiere globally on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 on Apple TV+. The series will debut with the first three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday. "Mr. Corman" follows the days and nights of Josh Corman, played by Gordon-Levitt, an artist at heart but not by trade. A career in music hasn't panned out, and he teaches fifth grade at a public school in the San Fernando Valley. His ex-fiancé Megan has moved out and his high school buddy Victor has moved in. He knows he has a lot to be thankful for, but finds himself struggling nevertheless through anxiety, loneliness and a sinking suspicion that he sucks as a person. Darkly funny, oddly beautiful and deeply heartfelt, this relatable dramedy speaks for our contemporary generation of 30-somethings - rich with good intentions, poor with student loans and yearning to become real grown-ups sometime before they die.
MARVEL'S SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS (DISNEY JUNIOR)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/21 at 9:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 AM-9:30 AM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2021) Premiering FRIDAY, AUG. 6, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT), "Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends" is the first full-length Marvel series for preschoolers. The series follows Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales and their adventures as the young heroes team up with Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Black Panther to defeat foes like Rhino, Doc Ock and Green Goblin and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day. The series voice cast includes Benjamin Valic ("Sonic the Hedgehog") as Peter Parker, Lily Sanfelippo (Disney Junior's "The Chicken Squad") as Gwen Stacy and Jakari Fraser ("Ben Is Back") as Miles Morales.
UFO (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2021) SHOWTIME announced it will air UFO, a four-part docu-series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Glen Zipper exploring our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and what clandestine influence the American government, lucrative private companies and the military may have in shielding the truth behind extraterrestrial phenomena to further their own agendas. Directed by Mark Monroe (Icarus) and Paul Crowder (Riding Giants), the series explores unsettling theories of a subject that recently reached national headlines, and has historically been the focus of powerful politicians and CEOs, while average citizens pursuing the very same truth have been ridiculed and ostracized. The series is a co-production by Bad Robot and Zipper Bros Films. SHOWTIME will release all four episodes of the new series UFO to its subscribers at midnight on Sunday, August 8, prior to its on-air debut that night at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Ignited by the bombshell New York Times story in 2017 revealing that the Pentagon had been secretly tracking UFOs for years, the series examines the history of the phenomenon through cultural and political touchpoints, including shocking testimony from eyewitnesses across the country. As the conversation grows more bizarre and reaches the mainstream by virtue of credible investigations into alien encounters, UFO confronts the most enigmatic questions of all: Why do we believe what we believe? And what is the elusive truth beyond this decades long mystery?
ULTIMATE SLIP 'N SLIDE (NBC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 8/8/21 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2021) Get ready for fun in the sun when exciting new competition gameshow "Ultimate Slip 'N Slide" debuts with a special two-night premiere on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT, immediately following the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Olympics, and Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by "Saturday Night Live" alum, comedian and actor Bobby Moynihan, and comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches, "Ultimate Slip 'N Slide" is a fresh take on Wham-O's iconic 1960s outdoor game, this wet-and-wild new series takes the spirit of the classic backyard slide and transforms it into a real-life water park full of gigantic slippery rides with the chance to take home a big cash prize.
RESERVATION DOGS (FX ON HULU)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from FX's press release, June 2021) From Co-Creators and Executive Producers Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. "Bear Smallhill" (D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai) is destined to be a warrior, and a leader. The only problem is he's not a good fighter, and the gang doesn't really consider him the leader. But with the guidance of a questionable spirit guide, he just might get there. "Elora Danan" (Devery Jacobs) may be the true leader of the group. But she's so focused on getting to California, and so oblivious to her own power, that she often can't see the beauty and goodness in herself and all around her. Smart-mouthed tough girl "Willie Jack" (Paulina Alexis) is the beating heart of the group. She's always looking out for her crew. Meanwhile, "Cheese" (Lane Factor) is the gentle, quiet ride-or-die who is so willing to go along with the group that he never stops to consider what his own dreams might be. One year ago, Daniel, the fifth member of the Reservation Dogs, died. Struggling to make sense of the loss, the remaining four blame the reservation, its poverty and its ability to crush the spirit. They decide to honor Daniel by adopting his dream of getting to California as their own. To succeed, they will have to save enough money, outmaneuver the methheads at the junkyard on the edge of town, constantly dodge conspiracy-obsessed Lighthorseman "Big" (Zahn McClarnon) and survive a gang war against a much tougher rival gang, led by the enigmatic "Jackie" (Elva Guerra). Reservation Dogs has Native rappers, catfish, Indigenous superstitions and spirits both hilarious and terrifying, laughter, tears, unexpected grandmothers, decent people, terrible people and a cavalcade of supporting characters who color and shade this already vibrant world. Filmed on location in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Reservation Dogs is a breakthrough in Indigenous representation on television both in front of and behind the camera. Every writer, director and series regular on the show is Indigenous. This first-of-its-kind creative team tells a story that resonates with them and their lived experiences - and invites audiences into a surprisingly familiar and funny world.
SHAMAN KING (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2021) The Shaman King is the one who can contact the king of spirits and reshape the world. Every 500 years, shamans, who can commune between the worlds of the living and dead, compete in the Shaman Fight to become the next Shaman King. Among those aiming for the top is a young shaman named Yoh Asakura. See Yoh's adventure unfold in the new adaptation of Hiroyuki Takei's lauded manga, starting 2021 on Netflix.
FANTASY ISLAND (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2021) This August, FOX travels to FANTASY ISLAND, with an all-new version of the classic show. A modern drama series, FANTASY ISLAND takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled, although they rarely turn out as expected. Delving into the "what if" questions -- both big and small -- that keep us awake at night, each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island. Serving as steward of this mysterious island is ELENA ROARKE (Roselyn Sanchez, "Devious Maids," "Grand Hotel"), a descendant of the iconic Mr. Roarke. Elena set aside her own ambitions, and even the love of her life, to uphold her family's legacy. Sophisticated, insightful and always charming, her calm exterior masks the challenges of the responsibilities she has assumed. Assisting Elena is RUBY OKORO (Kiara Barnes, "The Bold and the Beautiful"), a young woman with an old soul who arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness and is given a new lease on life there; and pilot JAVIER (John Gabriel Rodriquez, "Miranda's Rights," "Rosewood"), who also is the head of island transportation and a jack of all trades. The all-new version of the classic show from Sony Pictures Television, Gemstone Studios and FOX Entertainment will premiere Tuesday, Aug. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Production is currently underway on location in Puerto Rico.
CHEAP OLD HOUSES (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein, founders of the addictive social media phenomenon Cheap Old Houses that touts more than 1.5 million followers and counts A-list celebrities among its fans, will star in a 10-episode series of the same name this summer. Cameras will follow Ethan and Elizabeth as they visit cities and small towns across America to tour low-priced older houses available for under $150,000 and share stories of the homes' historical significance and architectural uniqueness. With Elizabeth's background as a historic preservationist and their shared passion for saving old property gems, the couple will imagine what the houses could look like with proper restorations - and ultimately will choose which houses to feature on their famous Instagram feed.
FAMILY GAME FIGHT! (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2021) Hosted by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, "Family Game Fight!" pits America's funniest husband and wife against one another as they are "adopted" into a family of four competing for $100,000 in a series of fun-filled and larger than life games. Marking the first time Bell and Shepard have paired up for a television project, "Family Game Fight" is inspired by the couple's competitive antics on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
MONEY COURT (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, May 2021) CNBC announced today the all-new primetime original series, "Money Court," joins the network's line-up this summer premiering Wednesday, August 11 at 10pm ET/PT. From Anvil 1893, the six-episode series features entrepreneur and investor Kevin O'Leary ("Shark Tank"), along with veteran trial attorney Katie Phang and former Judge Ada Pozo, presiding over a wide range of financial disputes. From estranged partners battling over a deal gone sour, to siblings falling out over their family business, Kevin O'Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, is here to resolve their disputes. What all the cases have in common are high stakes, real money and an agreement by the participants to abide by Kevin's ruling. Together with veteran trial attorney Katie Phang and former Judge Ada Pozo, he'll carefully consider all sides of a case, examine all relevant evidence, and ultimately deliver financial justice!
WELL DONE WITH SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, June 2021) Groundbreaking comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is not a chef and don't dare call him a "foodie," but he is obsessed with food - and in the new discovery+ series Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco he takes a deep dive into the gastronomic world from every angle. Filled with his signature social observations, commentary and appearances from his wife Lana and mom Rose, Sebastian is all in to explore the food-centric topics he has always been curious about. During his culinary education, he finds himself exploring the similarities between sushi and comedy with comedian Russell Peters, powering through a bout of sea sickness during a fishing adventure, throwing a meat-centric dinner party for guests including Bert Kreischer and Anjelah Johnson, and going on sandwich expeditions with funny pals Rich Eisen, Fortune Feimster, Gillian Jacobs and Oscar Nuñez. Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco premieres Thursday, August 12th on discovery+ with three episodes and the remaining episodes will roll out every Thursday for the following four weeks.
SCHMIGADOON! (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, April 2021) Apple TV+ today announced "Schmigadoon!," the six-episode musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award-nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, will make its global debut on Friday, July 16. Two episodes will be available at launch followed by one episode weekly every Friday. "Schmigadoon!," a parody of iconic Golden Age musicals, stars Strong and Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship who discover a magical town living in a 1940s musical. They then learn that they can't leave until they find "true love." The first season also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada. Martin Short guest stars.
AEW: RAMPAGE (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, May 2021) The All Elite Wrestling (AEW) franchise will grow its footprint with a move of "AEW: Dynamite" to TBS in January 2022. Until then, presence on TNT remains robust in 2021 with the addition of the new hour-long series "AEW: Rampage." Debuting on August 13 at 10 p.m. ET, "AEW: Rampage" is a third hour of high-octane wrestling featuring the world renowned stars of AEW. In addition, TNT will debut four new professional wrestling specials annually, continuing to garner and grow AEW's audience until the move to TBS in 2022.
HEELS (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, May 2021) STARZ released the official trailer and key art today for its new original drama series "Heels," set in the world of independent professional wrestling. The new STARZ original series will premiere worldwide on Sunday, August 15 across all STARZ platforms, including at 9:00PM ET/PT on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and will air day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan. Written and created by Executive Producer Michael Waldron ("Loki," the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) with Executive Producer Mike O'Malley ("Shameless," "Survivor's Remorse") as showrunner, "Heels" stars Stephen Amell ("Arrow") as Jack Spade, with Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, "Vikings") playing his younger brother, Ace. Peter Segal (Get Smart, 50 First Dates, Tommy Boy, "Shameless"), who directs several episodes, also serves as Executive Producer. "Heels" is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals war over their late father's legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to - or hard to leave behind.
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2021) Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, "Nine Perfect Strangers" takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine "perfect" strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
GROWING UP ANIMAL (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, June 2021) On Friday, August 20, "Growing Up Animal," the six episode, Disney+ original series from National Geographic, takes viewers on the intimate and extraordinary adventure of baby animals, from the safety of the womb to the uncertainty of birth and their tentative first steps. Each episode follows the incredible transformation of a different iconic animal, including baby chimps, sea lions, elephants, African wild dogs, lions, and grizzlies. "Growing Up Animal" is the magical story of a mother's instinct to nurture and her infant's drive to survive.
BREAKING BLAND (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/19/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) The Charleston, South Carolina-based HGTV series Breaking Bland introduces designer Mary Welch Stasik. During each episode, Mary Welch will break any design boundary and encourage clients to eschew traditional looks to create a truly personalized space.
LOUD HOUSE MOVIE, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/20/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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MICKEY MOUSE FUNHOUSE (DISNEY JUNIOR)
· [series premiere] · 8/20/21 at 8:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 AM-8:30 AM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2021) Premiering FRIDAY, AUG. 20, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (8:00 a.m. EDT/PDT), "Mickey Mouse Funhouse" continues the Disney Junior legacy of highlighting Disney's #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals for the preschool audience. The series introduces a new character, Funny, an enchanted talking playhouse voiced by Harvey Guillén ("What We Do in the Shadows"), who takes them on adventures to unique lands that inspire the imagination, introducing a whole new generation to the captivating world of these beloved characters. The series guest cast includes Jenifer Lewis (ABC's "black-ish") and GRAMMY(R) Award nominee Mickey Guyton.
CURB APPEAL XTREME (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) HGTV's popular outdoor renovation show Curb Appeal will get a fresh spin in Curb Appeal Xtreme. The new series will combine the architectural and design savvy of John Gidding, the horticulture and landscape design genius of Jamie Durie and the custom carpentry and furniture wizardry of Rachel Taylor. The six hour-long episodes will follow the talented trio as they dramatically overhaul the front and backyards of homes in Nashville, Tennessee, creating breathtaking outdoor living spaces that include features such as playhouses, yoga pavilions and open-air kitchens to maximize each property's potential and value.
ULTIMATE SURFER, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2021) "The Ultimate Surfer" will gather some of the world's greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League's (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater's human-made wave technology, in the hope of competing amongst the best athletes in the world's fastest-growing sport. Slater will serve as on-air talent and special correspondent for the show. Alliances and rivalries will be front and center in "The Ultimate Surfer" as men and women compete in individual and team challenges focused on specific surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations will leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the The Ultimate Surfer and the opportunity to compete on the elite WSL Championship Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing. Slater's remarkable, one-of-a-kind, human-made wave - the most even playing field for measuring surf mastery - is at the heart of the series.
EDENS ZERO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/26/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2021) The latest anime from the creator of Fairy Tail is finally here! It is the year X492, an age in which people freely travel through the universe. Rebecca, a video-creating B-Cuber, visits the robotic world of Granbell and meets a young man with special powers: Shiki, who's lived his entire life among machines. Soon Shiki is exploring the cosmos with Rebecca, encountering new places, people and things, and making friends along the way. Join in the adventure starting in 2021 on Netflix.
CHAIR, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/27/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass star in this dramedy series that follows the chair of an English department at a major university.
ADDICTED TO MARRIAGE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 8/29/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, May 2021) It's one thing to always be the bridesmaid and never the bride, but it's quite another to ALWAYS be the bride. This brand new series follows "serial" brides and grooms who have been engaged and married many, MANY times, including someone who is about to walk down the aisle for the twelfth time! Will these "marriage addicts" really say "I Do" again? Or, will secrets, drama and judgement from family and friends steer them otherwise?
ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2021) From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. "Only Murders in the Building" follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it's too late.
WE GOT LOVE TEYANA & IMAN (E!)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, June 2021) Award-winning director, actress and mom Teyana Taylor and superstar athlete, rapper, and dad Iman Shumpert embark on the ultimate life journey. The Shumpert's family bond is solid as a rock with fun, unapologetic realness and deeply rooted love at the core. E!'s docu-series "We Got Love Teyana & Iman," premieres Thursday, September 2. A special half hour first look of the series will air on Sunday, June 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT. "We Got Love Teyana & Iman" is an authentically and unfiltered new docu-series that follows pop-culture powerhouses Teyana, Iman, and their daughters Junie B, Baby Rue and their tight-knit entourage of family and friends. The series gives unprecedented access into Teyana and Iman's lives together, never-before-seen in a celebrity docu-series until now. Teyana and Iman have built an empire but they're not done yet. They have major goals and high ambitions, but they'll never lose sight of what's really important, family.
MASKED SINGER JAPAN, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/3/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
local incarnation of hit entertainment show, which will feature 12 celebrities performing in elaborate costumes, while a panel of judges attempts to guess their identity
GUILT (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/5/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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ROADHOUSE ROMANCE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 9/11/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2021) Hallmark Channel announces the first movie of the 2021 "Fall Harvest" programming event, a new romantic comedy, "Roadhouse Romance." The film stars Academy of Country Music and CMT Award Winning country music artist Lauren Alaina ("Road Less Traveled") and Tyler Hynes ("It Was Always You"). Lieutenant Callie Jackson (Alaina) returns home after a military tour, expecting everything to pick up right where she left it. To her dismay, her late Grandfather's BBQ joint is struggling, and her high school sweetheart has moved on. She has a run-in with Luke (Hynes), a TV director passing through town, who teaches her that sometimes it's best to look forward instead of looking back.
AMERICAN RUST (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/12/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2021) SHOWTIME will premiere its new drama series AMERICAN RUST, starring Emmy winner and Tony nominee Jeff Daniels (THE COMEY RULE, The Newsroom, Godless, The Looming Tower) and Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (YOUR HONOR, THE AFFAIR, The Report, Beautiful Boy), on Sunday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The season will consist of nine episodes. Daniels also executive produces the series, reteaming with Oscar nominee Dan Futterman (The Looming Tower, Capote, Foxcatcher), who serves as executive producer, writer and showrunner. The series, currently in production in Pittsburgh, is co-produced with Boat Rocker Studios.
Y: THE LAST MAN (FX ON HULU)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 9/13/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from FX's press release, June 2021) A drama series based on DC Comics' acclaimed series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. The series follows the survivors in this new world as they struggle with their efforts to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better. The ensemble cast features Diane Lane as "Congresswoman Jennifer Brown," Ashley Romans as "Agent 355," Ben Schnetzer as "Yorick Brown," Olivia Thirlby as "Hero Brown," Amber Tamblyn as "Kimberly Cunningham," Marin Ireland as "Nora Brady," Diana Bang as "Dr. Allison Mann," Elliot Fletcher as "Sam Jordan" and Juliana Canfield as "Beth Deville." All episodes of the season will be directed by women and the production has a significant number of female department heads, including both DPs, the production designer, costume designer, casting director, editors, stunt coordinator and more.
UNTITLED B.J. NOVAK ANTHOLOGY SERIES (FX ON HULU)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 9/16/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from FX's press release, June 2021) B.J. Novak's untitled series is a daring and ambitious new half-hour anthology series about people figuring out timeless moral questions in unprecedented times. Choosing art instead of argument to engage with the most relevant issues of our times, it's sure to be a conversation starter. Hosted by Novak, alongside an exceptional roster of next generation talent as his guest collaborators, each standalone episode explores the biggest questions of our modern era. Gun control, identity, social justice, sex, capitalism, revenge, love, fame, social media - no topic is off limits. Combining a searching philosophical spirit with provocative concepts, and marrying bold comedic ideas with even bolder dramatic performances, it creates a new tone for a new time. The series takes the topics we text about privately and brings them into the open, delivering three-dimensional, character-driven stories with humor and heart.
MUHAMMAD ALI (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/19/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2021) MUHAMMAD ALI, a new four-part documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, will air on PBS September 19-22, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). The new series, which was in development for six years, was also written and co-directed by Sarah Burns and David McMahon, whose previous collaborations with Burns include THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (2012), JACKIE ROBINSON (2016) and EAST LAKE MEADOWS: A PUBLIC HOUSING STORY (2020). The film follows the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated billions of fans with his combination of speed, agility and power in the ring, and his charm, wit and outspokenness outside of it. At the height of his fame, Ali challenged Americans' racial prejudices, religious biases, and notions about what roles celebrities and athletes play in our society, and inspired people all over the world with his message of pride and self-affirmation.
LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2021) This supersized, adult version of LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE is taken out of the studio into a "jungle" and scaled up with tougher challenges and much bigger prizes on the line. It preserves the original Nickelodeon series' favorite elements including: "Olmec" (the giant talking Mayan head), the"Moat Crossings," "The Steps of Knowledge," the "Temple Run," and of course, the iconic team names: "Purple Parrots," "Blue Barracudas," "Orange Iguanas," "Red Jaguars," "Silver Snakes" and "Green Monkeys." Every episode is a hero's journey through a mysterious jungle. Five teams begin the journey, but only one is "strong enough and smart enough" to enter the ominous Olmec's Temple, avoid the "dreaded" Temple Guards, retrieve a lost treasure, and return it to its rightful owner. Based on the original game show created by David G. Stanley, Scott A. Stone and Stephen R. Brown, LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE is produced by Stone & Company Entertainment and Nickelodeon. The series is executive produced by Scott A. Stone and Marcus Fox ("Paradise Run").
KILLER CAMP (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2021) The new U.S. version of KILLER CAMP will return to "Camp Pleasant" as a mix of 13 unlucky American and British campers navigate through new deadly twists and surprises while competing to expose the "killer" among them for a share of the $50,000 cash prize. Each night, one of them will be viciously dispatched by camp handyman Bruce, who's back with counselor Bobby (comedian Bobby Mair), and a whole host of surprises and hilariously elaborate new murders. Executive produced by Karen Smith and Steph Harris with Ben Wilson as Showrunner, KILLER CAMP is produced by Tuesday's Child Television and distributed by Keshet International.
INVASION (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, June 2021) Apple today revealed the premiere date and teaser for the eagerly awaited 10-episode science fiction drama series "Invasion," from Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg ("X-Men" films, "Deadpool" films, "The Martian") and David Weil ("Hunters"). The sweeping character-driven Apple Original series, produced by Boat Rocker Studios, will make its global debut on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes on October 22, 2021, followed by new episodes weekly, every Friday. Set across multiple continents, "Invasion" follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. The series stars Shamier Anderson ("Bruised," "Awake"), Golshifteh Farahani ("Extraction," "Paterson," "Body of Lies"), Sam Neill ("Jurassic World: Dominion," "Peaky Blinders"), Firas Nassar ("Fauda") and Shioli Kutsuna ("Deadpool 2," "The Outsider").
4400 (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2021) Over the last century at least, four thousand four hundred people who were overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized vanished without a trace off the face of the planet. Last night, inexplicably, they were all returned in an instant to Detroit, MI, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them. As the government races to understand the phenomenon, analyze the potential threat, and contain the story, an empathetic social worker (Joseph David-Jones, "Arrow") and hardened community corrections officer (Ireon Roach, "Candyman") are among the civil servants called upon to deal with the uncanny refugees. The new partners clash in ideology and approach, but gradually find they have more in common than they thought as they become familiar with those under their care, including: a lawyer and resilient young mother from the early aughts (Brittany Adebumola, "Grand Army"), whose unexpected reunion with her estranged husband (Cory Jeacoma, "Jersey Boys") and suddenly teenaged daughter is immediately rocky; a WWI Army surgeon fresh from the Harlem Renaissance (TL Thompson, Broadway's "Straight White Men"); an influential hidden figure from the Mississippi civil rights movement (Jaye Ladymore, "Empire"); a black sheep reverend-scion born to a notable televangelist family in 1990s Chicago (Derrick A. King, "Call Your Mother"); a seemingly shallow but misunderstood D-list reality TV star (newcomer Khailah Johnson) from Miami, circa 2015; and two wildly different unaccompanied teens, a vibrant girl (newcomer Autumn Best) whose bell bottoms give away her 1970s upbringing, and an introspective, prescient boy (Amarr Wooten, "Liv and Maddie") whose origin remains a mystery. These unwilling time travelers, collectively the 4400, must grapple with their impossible new reality, the fact that they've been returned with a few... upgrades, and the increasing likelihood that they were brought back now for a reason they're only beginning to understand. Based on the original TV series created by Scott Peters and Renee Echevarria, 4400 is from CBS Studios and is executive produced by Ariana Jackson, who wrote the pilot, Sunil Nayar, and Anna Fricke and Laura Terry of Pursued By a Bear.
SHRINK NEXT DOOR, THE (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 11/12/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, June 2021) Apple TV+ today unveiled a first look at the highly anticipated eight-episode limited series, "The Shrink Next Door." The new dark comedy, featuring a star-studded cast led by Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, who also serve as executive producers, will make its global debut Friday, November 12, 2021 on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes. New episodes will premiere weekly every Friday. Inspired by true events, "The Shrink Next Door" details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac "Ike" Herschkopf (played by Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin "Marty" Markowitz (played by Ferrell). Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly inserts himself into Marty's life, even moving into Marty's Hamptons home and persuading Marty to name him president of the family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest. The series also stars Kathryn Hahn as Phyllis, Marty's younger sister, and Casey Wilson as Bonnie, the wife of Dr. Herschkopf.
QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE (PARAMOUNT+)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from VH1's press release, May 2021) MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount+ continue to bolster a robust reality slate by announcing premiere dates for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and Queen of the Universe on June 24th and December 2nd, respectively; the latter will premiere globally. "RuPaul's Drag Race is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to bring All Stars to Paramount+ as we expand our reality offerings," said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV Entertainment. "And, with Queen of the Universe, we are going global as we create the first annual international singing competition to finally answer the question which country has the best drag queen." From World of Wonder - producers of the Drag Race franchise - the ViacomCBS streaming service will also globally premiere Queen of the Universe on Thursday, December 2. Inspired by international singing competitions where countries go head to head with their best drag queens, this first-of-its-kind singing competition brings together drag queens from all around the world to compete for global domination. Paramount+ also "ru-vealed" the queens sashaying back to the runway to compete in the new season of Drag Race All Stars launching with two all-new, back-to-back episodes starting Thursday, June 24, with weekly drops every Thursday. Viewers will get a chance to see their favorites return to vie for a spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame" and a cash prize of $100,000. "13 All Stars delivers one of the best Drag Race seasons ever!" said Executive Producer and five-time Emmy(R) Award-winning host, RuPaul. "Don't take my word for it. You've got to stream it to believe it."
ANNIE LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/21 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, June 2021) NBC's holiday production of "Annie Live!" has landed Academy Award-nominated Taraji P. Henson to play its infamous queen of mean, Miss Hannigan. The award-winning actress will play opposite a soon-to-be-discovered young star as the network kicks off a nationwide casting search for the titular role of Annie. The live production of the beloved Tony Award-winning hit musical will air Thursday, Dec. 2 on NBC.
MONARCH (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 1/30/22 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2021) MONARCH is an epic, multi-generational musical drama about America's first family of country music. The Romans are passionate and fiercely talented, but while their name is synonymous with honesty, the very foundation of this family's success is a lie. When dangerous truths bubble to the surface, the Romans' reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy. Nicky Roman, the brilliant and fierce heir to the crown, already battling an industry and world stacked against her, will stop at nothing to protect her family's legacy. It's finally her turn. But is it too late? MONARCH is produced by FOX Entertainment. Melissa London Hilfers ("Instinct") serves as creator, writer and executive producer. Michael Rauch ("Royal Pains") is an executive producer and showrunner. Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady (The Jackal Group) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) also serve as executive producers.