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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
THOSE WHO CAN'T (TRUTV)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 2/11/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, December 2015) Placing an even bigger bet on the scripted arena, truTV has ordered a second season of its first scripted series Those Who Can't three months in advance of the show's launch - an unprecedented move for the network. In addition, truTV has also ordered two pilots and a pilot script from several established comedic talents, including Dean Lorey (Arrested Development, The Crazy Ones), comedian Tom Segura and also Melissa Hunter (Adult Wednesday Addams). This flurry of scripted activity comes as truTV celebrates momentum on the first anniversary of its "Way More Fun" branding. Those Who Can't, from executive producer Dean Lorey and Thank You, Brain! Productions, is set to premiere February 11th. truTV has already committed to a second season of the comedy, ordering 13 episodes that are slated to air later in the year. Those Who Can't centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. They are joined by Maria Thayer as the school's librarian. In addition to Lorey, the series is executive-produced by Tracey Baird and Krysia Plonka of Thank You, Brain! Productions; Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Richard Korson. Angel Annussek is executive-producing for truTV.
WRONG SWIPE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/13/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2016) Anna's had a tough time getting close to people ever since her father died five years ago and her relationship with her boyfriend ended. Having lost interest in dating, she focuses on school and taking care of her mom and sister, Sasha. With Anna's best interest at heart, Sasha creates a profile for her on Swipe--a new dating app that matches users via GPS. Though she is reluctant, Anna gives the app a try. Several potential suitors message her, but they all pale in comparison to handsome and charming Pete. Then Anna starts to get disturbing messages and notifications that a match is very close to her proximity when no one should be. Becoming anxious and paranoid, she pushes Pete away. Not knowing who to trust, Anna is pitted against a stalker who looks to be a match from hell prepared to kill for love. Anna Hutchison, Karissa Staples, and Rhys Ward star.
VALENTINE EVER AFTER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 2/13/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, January 2016) Big city girls Julia (Autumn Reeser) and Sydney take a trip to a dude ranch in Wyoming for a fun weekend getaway. But when a brawl ensues in the local bar one night, the girls are sentenced to perform community service for disorderly conduct and are forced to stay in town. In addition to doing odds and ends around town, the girls discover a charitable cause and help create a Valentine's Day party for the charity. In the process, Julia realizes she has a knack for marketing and considers changing her career plan, and falls for a charming cowboy, Ben (Eric Johnson), in the process.
ANYTHING FOR LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 2/14/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, January 2016) Katherine (Erika Christensen), a high-powered executive who believes men are intimidated by her career, is persuaded by her friend to create an internet dating profile claiming she is an executive assistant. Meanwhile, Jack (Paul Greene), a male nurse, creates his own internet dating profile without realizing his best friend has secretly changed his profession to be a doctor. They are matched and find themselves falling in love, but hiding their true identities proves far trickier than expected when Katherine's ornery and controlling father ends up in the hospital under Jack's care.
VINYL (HBO)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 2/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, February 2016) Richie Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records, is trying to save his company and soul without destroying everyone in his path. With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life. Created by Golden Globe winner and Emmy(R) nominee Mick Jagger (HBO's "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown") & Academy Award(R) winner and Emmy(R) winner Martin Scorsese ("The Departed," HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") & acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award(R) nominee and multiple Emmy(R) winner Terence Winter ("The Wolf of Wall Street"; HBO's "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire"), VINYL is a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business of 1970s New York at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. The HBO drama series kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, FEB. 14 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) with a pilot directed by Scorsese, from a teleplay by Terence Winter and George Mastras, and story by Rich Cohen & Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter, followed by hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.
SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 2/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, January 2016) The new Smithsonian Channel four-part series, SUPERCAR SUPERBUILD, premiering Sunday, February 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, goes behind the inherent beauty, amazing mechanical prowess, and basic building process of Maserati, Lamborghini, Bentley and Aston Martin, four of the world's leading luxury automakers, as they attempt to produce what they hope is their next iconic car. They're rare. They're beautiful. They're expensive. They not only push the performance envelope, they rip it wide open. Yet every supercar shares one thing in common: they all have a unique story to tell. There is often high-stakes pressure, impossible deadlines, secret meetings, remarkable engineering challenges, and, of course, dynamic styling.
11.22.63 (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, October 2015) Hulu Original series 11.22.63 is a thriller in which high school history teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn't want to be changed. Also starring Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber. The nine-hour limited event series based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King premieres Presidents Day, Feb. 15, 2016, on Hulu. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award(R)-winning Director Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Black Sea) directs and executive produces the first two hours.
NEW YORKER PRESENTS, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 2/16/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, January 2015) America's most award-winning magazine comes to life in this half hour docu-series pilot. The New Yorker Presents is a completely unique viewing experience that features Tony-Award winner Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and actor Brett Gelman (Go On) in a short film based on a story by Simon Rich (Saturday Night Live) and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Troy Miller (Arrested Development); a poem by Matthew Dickman and narrated by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman); a documentary by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) about biologist Tyrone Hayes based on a Rachel Aviv article; and an interview with famous performance artist, Marina Abramovic, conducted by The New Yorker writer Ariel Levy. Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) is Executive Producer, joined by Dave Snyder (Death Row Stories) and Dawn Ostroff (The Fashion Fund). The pilot is co-produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions.
GONZAGA: THE MARCH TO MADNESS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 2/16/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2016) HBO Sports, a trailblazer in sports reality programming, is teaming up with IMG's Original Content unit for an unscripted five-episode series chronicling the men's basketball team of Gonzaga University during its 2015-16 season. GONZAGA: THE MARCH TO MADNESS debuts TUESDAY, FEB. 16 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), with other episodes debuting subsequent Tuesdays at the same time. The finale debuts March 15, the first day of the 2016 NCAA Men's Championship Tournament. GONZAGA: THE MARCH TO MADNESS joins the team at the start of the season in November 2015, chronicling hard work and high expectations game-by-game in the highly competitive West Coast Conference, with the goal of a berth in the 2016 NCAA Men's Championship Tournament. The series features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, offering a unique look at the personalities behind the powerhouse program and revealing how a small college nestled in Spokane, Wash. has achieved success against all odds, capturing the hearts of America each March.
VENOM HUNTERS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 2/17/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, January 2016) Every year, venomous snakes kill over 100,000 people and hospitalize thousands more. Despite this staggering number, the deadly venom is also used to save lives in the production of anti-venom. There's a problem though: anti-venom supplies are dwindling every year, making the stakes even higher for brave professionals who harvest this equally deadly and precious substance. New Discovery series VENOM HUNTERS will follow four brave teams of expert snake hunters who have the guts and skills to chase down the world's most venomous snakes and collect this highly toxic liquid. Each team has unique motivations and thrives on the thrill of the hunt, but they all share the same goal: saving the lives of others. The series premiere of VENOM HUNTERS debuts Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 10/9c on Discovery. From the Florida swamplands and the plains of Oklahoma, to the Australian outback and Arizona desert, the fearless venom experts will put their lives on the line to track, catch and harvest the venom from these deadly reptiles. The demand for venom is at an all-time high as it is now being used to not only create anti-venom, but also as a key part of cutting-edge medical research that aims to treat diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. With over 600 species of venomous snakes worldwide, these hunters will be risking their lives with every step - one wrong move could be their last.
AMERICAN LAWMEN (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 2/17/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from American Heroes Channel's press release, January 2016) 1850-1930 was a dangerous time in America-an era during which problems were often solved with a revolver and a shallow grave. AMERICAN LAWMEN puts a lens on the brutal outlaws who posed a direct threat to society, leading to the birth of law enforcement in America. As told from the perspective of the men and women who fought to create justice and establish order, each episode chronicles the story of brave citizens who first picked up a badge to protect the innocent, and establish a safer society during a violent and turbulent time.
JOIN OR DIE WITH CRAIG FERGUSON (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 2/18/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from History's press release, January 2016) HISTORY presents "Join or Die with Craig Ferguson," a new 22-episode, half-hour series premiering Thursday, February 18 at 11PM ET/PT. In the show comedian Craig Ferguson debates provocative and timely topics, in his unorthodox and iconoclastic manner, with a panel of celebrities and history experts. Some of the guest panelists include: Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Jack Black (School of Rock), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Courtney Cox ("Cougar Town"), Jimmy Kimmel ("Jimmy Kimmel Live"), Lisa Kudrow ("The Comeback"), Jay Leno ("The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"), Joel McHale ("The Soup") and Elijah Wood (The Hobbit). Categories range from topics such as: history's most influential drug; the most doomed presidential campaign; history's biggest douchebag; the most influential band and history's biggest frenemies. The expression, "Join or Die" is not only Benjamin Franklin's 1754 rallying cry to the divided colonists; it is also the tattoo Craig received on his forearm after becoming an American citizen. This passion for history and spirited debate will be infused in every episode.
COOKED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/19/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) From best-selling author Michael Pollan (The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food), Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), and an all-star cast of directors and cinematographers comes the Netflix Original Documentary Series Cooked, which examines the primal human need to cook and issues a clarion call for a return to the kitchen in order to reclaim lost traditions and restore balance to our lives. Each of the series' four episodes examines one of the physical elements used throughout the ages to transform raw ingredients into delicious dishes: fire, water, air, and earth. Cooked takes viewers on a visually stunning journey to meet, among others: an Aboriginal tribe in Western Australia that fire-roasts Australian monitor lizards, a Connecticut Benedictine nun and microbiologist who makes traditional French cheese, Peruvian brewers who use human saliva to ferment a traditional beverage, and an ancient Moroccan granary powered by rivers. Each episode also returns to Pollan cooking in his Berkeley, California, kitchen, appetizingly delivering his core message that, surrounded as we are by fast food culture and processed foods, cooking our own meals is the single best thing we can do to take charge of our health and well being.
LOVE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/19/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive producers of Love.
MILLION DOLLAR GENIUS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 2/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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PREGNANT AT 17 (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/20/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2016) After witnessing a brutal crime, things are finally starting to look up for 17 year old high school dropout Chelsea. She's fallen madly in love with Jeff, an older and accomplished man who is promising to give her the life she can only dream of; there's only one hitch...he's still married! To make matters worse, Chelsea finds out she is pregnant and Jeff wants nothing to do with the baby. Being withdrawn, Jeff's wife Sonia suspects he is having an affair and discovers not only is the other woman just 17 but she is pregnant too. When Sonia meets Chelsea she feels sorry for her and decides to help her out but when a dark figure from Chelsea's past returns it puts all three of them in danger, including her unborn baby! Josie Bissett, Zoé De Grand Maison and Roark Critchlow star.
DEFINITELY DIVORCING (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 2/20/16 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, January 2016) Directed by Russ Parr, Definitely Divorcing is a TV One original comedy movie following the lives of co-workers who are all questioning their marriages for a variety of issues, including anger management, a child-like spouse, and manipulative children. The cast includes: Robin Givens, Malika Haqq, Columbus Short, Gary Owen, Golden Brooks and Luenelle.
STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 2/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, December 2015) Street racing is exploding across the country and taking new form, with racers organizing exhilarating, underground street racing leagues and establishing teams to represent their respective cities. One of those fledgling teams is now featured in the new Discovery Channel series: STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS. The new series, which premieres Monday, February 22 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery, follows a motley crew of street racers in The Big Easy as they band together to prove they are the nation's fastest. Featured on Discovery's Motor Mondays, the original STREET OUTLAWS is Monday night's #1 cable series for men (M25-54, M18-49, M18-34; excl. sports). Last season was the series' most-watched (P2+) and highest-rated ever, and now they're taking on New Orleans. Kye Kelley is no stranger to the street racing circuit, having dominated the winner-take-all "Cash Days" - seen on last season's STREET OUTLAWS - against 32 of the nation's most elite racers, including Oklahoma City's fastest. With his winning '92 Camaro "The Shocker," Kelley heads back to the Bayou to defend his title and build a crew of the fastest racers in the Southeast. However, now with a target on his back, Kelley must quickly adjust to life at the top. In addition to keeping his crown, Kelley wants to put The Big Easy on the map for street racing. Rallying a team of New Orleans racers will prove to be a challenge with high stakes, bigger battles, more smack talk and faster cars than this city's ever seen.
NICOLE & JIONNI'S SHORE FLIP (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 2/24/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, January 2016) FYI's new original series, "Nicole & Jionni's Shore Flip" follows Nicole Polizzi, reality TV personality turned interior design maven and entrepreneur, and her husband, Jionni Lavalle, as they take on a new business together flipping homes on the New Jersey shore. Nine one-hour episodes begin premiering Wednesday, February 24 at 9pm ET on FYI. "Nicole & Jionni's Shore Flip" will follow the couple, along with their family and close friends, as they undertake their first business venture into flipping a home together. This will be no walk on the beach, as viewers will see Nicole and Jionni juggle the day-to-day challenges of undertaking a massive home renovation and design, on top of managing additional work endeavors and the equally as demanding job of raising two young children.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS (BET)
· [series premiere] · 2/24/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, January 2016) BET Networks announces two new docuseries premieres in February, with the season two return of "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" starring David and Tamela Mann, and the series premiere of "ABOUT THE BUSINESS" starring actress and model Eva Marcille. The ten-episode season of "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" continues to follow the hilarious and heartwarming antics of the larger-than-life Mann clan, as they balance their Hollywood careers with family life in Dallas. Back in Los Angeles, the new docuseries "ABOUT THE BUSINESS" will follow the fabulous lives of a tight-knit glamorous group of Hollywood professionals, hustling to make their mark in the entertainment industry. Produced in partnership with Entertainment One (eOne), both series will explore the dramatic peaks and pitfalls of real-life family and friendship dynamics in the high-stakes world of entertainment and beyond. "IT'S A MANN'S WORLD" premieres Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10 P.M. ET/PT, and "ABOUT THE BUSINESS" launches Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on BET Networks. "ABOUT THE BUSINESS" is a one-hour docuseries following a tight-knit glamorous group of Hollywood professionals, who find themselves blurring the lines between work, play and personal relationships. Their careers and long-time friendships will be tested, tough choices will be made, but they will always be "About The Business."
PREY (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 2/25/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, February 2016) The gripping BAFTA-nominated series, Prey, plays out as two three-part stories that straddle two intense cases - with down-but-not-out Detective Sergeant (DS) Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero, A Young Doctor's Notebook, Little Dorrit) at the center of it all - fighting to unravel the truth, while struggling to cope with her own demons. After her failed marriage, Reinhardt seeks redemption in excessive hours of work and finds comfort by eating her feelings. Both her cases point to corruption in the UK law enforcement, first she's tasked with catching colleague Detective Constable (DC) Marcus Farrow (John Simm, The Village, Life on Mars, State of Play), a man on the run, who will do things he never thought possible to clear his name for the sake of his family. Next she must resolve why an exceptional prison officer, Dave Murdoch (Philip Glenister, Mad Dogs, Ashes to Ashes) is helping an inmate escape. The turmoil drives Reinhardt into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse and the outcome may change her life forever. BBC AMERICA's Prey premieres Thursday, February 25, 10/9c.
FULLER HOUSE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/26/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2015) You got it dude! The Tanner family is back...but the house is a little Fuller this time around. On Friday, February 26 Netflix will debut the 13-episode spinoff, Fuller House, in all territories where Netflix is available. In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.'s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.'s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy's feisty teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas), all move in to help take care of D.J.'s three boys - the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson (Michael Champion), neurotic 7-year-old Max (Elias Harger) and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr (Messitt Twins). Guest appearances by John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Lori Loughlin (Becky Katsopolis) and Scott Weinger (Steve Hale).
NIGHTMARE NURSE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/27/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2016) After Brooke and her boyfriend Lance have a car accident, Lance's leg injury requires him to be bedridden with at-home care. When an attractive nurse, Chloe, is recommended to them, she seems perfect for the task. However, when her troubled past comes to light, it becomes apparent to the happy couple that someone is out to destroy their lives. Stars Sarah Butler, Steven Good, Lindsay Hartley, and Traci Lords.
COPYCAT KILLERS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, January 2016) This series goes behind the headlines of real-life murder cases which copy memorable slayings seen in Hollywood movies. Each episode features a mystifying murder scene and law enforcement's hunt for the killer. Whether it's two high school students terrorizing and killing a female classmate to copy the horror blockbuster Scream or the gruesome acts of pig farmer and serial killer, Robert Pickton, who copied Hannibal and fed his victims to his pigs - these horrific scenes actually happened but very few people know the real stories that led to these killings. CopyCat Killers includes interviews with investigators, family members of victims and forensic experts. The series also features high quality recreations, extensive archive and original documents from police case files. CopyCat Killers is produced by Story House Productions, Inc.
MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 2/29/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, January 2016) Smithsonian Channel and Major League Baseball have teamed up to tell the stories of four players who transcended the National Pastime and left legacies as true American icons: Hank Aaron, who surmounted racism in the Deep South and became baseball's home run king; Babe Ruth, who emerged from a troubled youth to become America's first superstar celebrity; Lou Gehrig, the embodiment of integrity who achieved immortality for his bravery in facing a terrible disease that now bears his name; and Ted Williams, who aspired to be the greatest hitter ever and inspired generations with his quest for perfection. MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS will premiere over four consecutive Monday nights beginning February 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a special Black History Month presentation of MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS: HANK AARON. Each of the specials is narrated by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Martin Sheen. The stories take an in-depth look at the history, psychology and mythology of each of the Baseball Hall of Famers. Providing context throughout each of the programs are a host of journalists, academics, sports figures, and even a mythologist. They include Deadspin founder Will Leitch, ESPN's Howard Bryant, best-selling author Jane Leavy, National Museum of African American History and Culture curator Damion Thomas, author Phil Cousineau and basketball coaching legend Bobby Knight, among others.
TRUORIGINALS: INSIDE ICONIC COMEDY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 2/29/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, November 2015) Inside Iconic Comedy is truTV's documentary anthology series delivering a first-hand account of the funniest movies ever made. Each episode takes us behind the scenes of creating these infamous films, driven by the oral histories from the casts and crews. truTV has ordered 8 episodes of Inside Iconic Comedy from Left/Right with Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones on board as executive producers.
TOUR GROUP (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, January 2016) Bravo Media embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with its new series "Tour Group," premiering Tuesday, March 1 at 10pm ET/PT. This luxury travel docu-series follows a diverse and vibrant group of 11 travelers, each searching for the ultimate vacation, as they explore the most exotic and exclusive destinations around the globe. This wanderlust bunch will be led by three expert tour guides, Brandon Presser, Rachel Grant and Sandhurst Miggins, as they check-off an out-of-this-world bucket list curated by the best in the business. Exciting activities in breathtaking locales include elephant rides in Thailand, mountain gorilla expeditions in Rwanda and everything in between. Pack your bags, grab your passport and check in early with a half-hour preview special airing Monday, February 8th at 10:30pm ET/PT.
REAL O'NEALS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 3/2/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2015) A seemingly perfect family's life takes an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. "The Real O'Neals" stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matthew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi. "The Real O'Neals" teleplay was written by Casey Johnson & David Windsor and Josh Sternin & Jennifer Ventimilia, based on a story by Josh Sternin & Jennifer Ventimilia. Executive Producers of the series are Casey Johnson, David Windsor, Stacy Traub, Dan Savage, Brian Pines, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott and Todd Holland.
LAB RATS: ELITE FORCE (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 3/2/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, February 2016) Merging the two popular Disney XD series "Lab Rats" and "Mighty Med," bionics meet superpowers to form one incredible team when "Lab Rats: Elite Force" premieres WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD. "Lab Rats: Elite Force" is set in a bustling metropolis after the Mighty Med hospital is destroyed by a band of unknown super-villains. After Adam and Leo volunteer to oversee the students at Davenport's Bionic Academy, Kaz, Oliver and Skylar join forces with Chase and Bree to form a powerful elite force that combines bionic heroes and superheroes. Together, they vow to track down the villains and keep the world safe. Booboo Stewart ("Descendants") and Ryan Potter ("Big Hero 6") guest star as teenage shapeshifters Roman and Riker, respectively. The "Lab Rats: Elite Force" premiere episode will be on Video on Demand (VOD) and WATCH Disney XD, available to users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers, beginning Monday, February 29.
HAP & LEONARD (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 3/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, January 2016) "Hap and Leonard," featuring James Purefoy ("Rome," "The Following"), Michael Kenneth Williams ("The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire") and Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), will premiere Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in the late 1980s, "Hap and Leonard" is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins (Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap's seductive ex-wife Trudy (Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can't refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, "Hap and Leonard" provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller. Produced by AMC Studios, the six-episode event series was developed by director/writer Jim Mickle (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland) and writer Nick Damici (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland). The project is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Nick Shumaker, along with co-executive producers Joe Lansdale, Linda Moran and Lowell Northrop. This project marks Mickle's and Damici's second major collaboration with Lansdale, as the pair previously collaborated on the film adaptation of Lansdale's novel Cold in July, which was selected to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Additional "Hap and Leonard" cast members include Jimmi Simpson ("House of Cards"), Bill Sage (American Psycho), Pollyanna McIntosh, Neil Sandilands and Jeff Pope.
FAMILY, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 3/3/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2015) This thriller follows the return of a politician's young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge - is he really who he says he is? "The Family" stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Det. Nina Meyer, Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank. "The Family" was written by Jenna Bans. Executive producers are Jenna Bans and Mandeville Television's Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. "The Family" is produced by ABC Studios.
PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN (DA)
· [series premiere] · 3/4/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Destination America's press release, January 2016) From the network that delivered the first-ever live televised exorcism last fall, comes an all-new series this March that stretches the limits of paranormal investigation. Destination America's six-part series PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN, hosted by paranormal all-star Nick Groff and co-hosted by seasoned ghost hunter Katrina Weidman, follows the two as they confine themselves in America's most terrifying places for an unprecedented 72 hours straight. Living at haunted locations, many of which have never before been seen on television, some being investigated for the first time ever, Groff and Weidman believe that the longer they stay, the more the spirits will communicate with them and the more information they can gather about the unknown. From the creepy Kreischer Mansion on Staten Island to the foreboding Franklin Castle in Cleveland, PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN is set to premiere on Friday, March 4 at 10/9c exclusively on Destination America.
SAINTS & SINNERS (BOUNCE TV)
· [series premiere] · 3/6/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bounce TV's press release, May 2015) Following up on the success of scripted comedy, Bounce TV is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will explore the complexities of a small Baptist church as the pastor and his family are faced with saving their own souls when ambition, greed, and pride threaten the business of saving others. The series is a partnership with Swirl Film's Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking) and is currently in development. Premieres 2016.
RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 3/6/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Turner's press release, January 2016) Race for the White House (Raw/Trigger Street Productions), a thrilling mini docuseries narrated by Kevin Spacey and executive-produced by Spacey and Dana Brunetti, about the most iconic historical campaigns for the Presidency of the United States.
LONG LOST FAMILY (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 3/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, February 2016) LONG LOST FAMILY features the highly emotional and touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with their birthparents and biological families or find children they had to place for adoption long ago. Either because of circumstance or fate, they've barely - if ever - met. The TLC series premieres Sunday, March 6 at 10/9c. Hosts and well-known television personalities Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner are both adoptees who have embarked on their own journeys to discover their biological families. Each episode follows the hosts as they investigate the stories of two individuals or families who have longed to resolve their lifelong searches. The stakes are incredibly high: a successful investigation offers the promise of not just a heartwarming reunion, but also a chance of redemption for people who have wrestled with emotional agony for years. There is no simple path to find the missing loved ones. With tightly held family secrets in their way, the odds are stacked against them. Lisa and Chris conduct painstaking searches through public records, and utilize the latest DNA technology in their search for answers. But what they discover, and who they find, is anything but expected.
DAMIEN (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, January 2016) A&E Network presents the season four return of the critically acclaimed drama, "Bates Motel," starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy nominated role as "Norma Bates" alongside the brilliant Freddie Highmore as "Norman." From writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") and Carlton Cuse ("Lost, "The Strain"), this season will showcase Norman's deranged descent into madness. Directly following "Bates Motel" will be the series premiere of the original scripted drama, "Damien," a continuation of the classic horror film, The Omen from executive producer Glen Mazzara ("The Walking Dead," "The Shield"). Both series will premiere on Monday, March 7th at 9PM and 10PM ET/PT respectively on A&E. "Damien," follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film, The Omen, who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny -- that he is the Antichrist. The saga begins when Damien, an acclaimed war photographer, returns home to New York after experiencing a traumatic event while on assignment in Syria. Strange occurrences and flashbacks plague him and he is then forced to confront his true identity.
OF KINGS AND PROPHETS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/8/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2015) An epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of the battle-weary King Saul, the resentful prophet Samuel and the resourceful young shepherd David -- all on a collision course with destiny that will change the world. One thousand years before Christ, the first king of the Israelites, Saul, struggles to unify the 12 Israelite tribes and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks. The prophet Samuel relays a message from God to King Saul that he must destroy one of Israel's ancient enemies. But when Saul defies that message, Samuel prophesies that the Lord will tear the kingdom of Israel from him and choose another in his place. In time, Saul comes to realize that his greatest threat will not come from his enemies, but from the shepherd, David. "Of Kings & Prophets" stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Olly Rix as David, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel, Simone Kessell as Queen Ahinoam, Nathaniel Parker as King Achish, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, James Floyd as Ishbaal, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Jeanine Mason as Merav, David Walmsley as Joab. "Of Kings & Prophets" was developed by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage. The executive producers are Chris Brancato, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi. "Of Kings & Prophets" is produced by ABC Studios.
LITTLE BIG SHOTS (NBC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 3/8/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, January 2016) NBC is set to premiere the new comedic alternative series "Little Big Shots" on Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, from two of the biggest names in comedy, executive producers Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey. As host, Harvey goes toe to toe with some of the smallest performers with the biggest talent in this new program featuring the world's most extraordinary kids. "Little Big Shots" showcases young talent, from musicians, singers and dancers to a 4-year-old basketball phenom, a 5-year-old reincarnation of Bruce Lee and every form of wunderkind from around the globe. These gifted performers will awe the nation with their talents, slay us with their cuteness and wow us with their accomplishments. These phenomenal kids show us once and for all that talent is born, not made.
SEPARATION ANXIETY (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/8/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, June 2015) Comedian Iliza Shlesinger (Excused, Last Comic Standing) has been named the host of the upcoming TBS series Separation Anxiety, a comedic, relationship-based game show featuring a unique twist that isn't revealed to contestants until after they've played the game. TBS has ordered 14 one-hour episodes of Separation Anxiety, with plans to launch the show in late 2015. The series, which was announced in May during Turner's Upfront presentation in New York, is being produced by 5x5 Media and Electus.
INTERNET RUINED MY LIFE (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, February 2016) Syfy's new unscripted six-episode series THE INTERNET RUINED MY LIFE premieres Wednesday, March 9 at 10PM ET/PT, exposing the perils of living in a social media obsessed world. Each half-hour episode takes viewers behind the headlines with two gripping first-person accounts of how real people ruined their lives with the stroke of one key. Knowledgeable experts, including a former NYPD Lieutenant and a criminal justice professor and one of the country's leading advocates for victims of cyberbullying and online crime, offer new insights into these cases as well as information on how to navigate the unregulated world of the internet.
UNDERGROUND (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, January 2016) WGN America's highly anticipated scripted dramas "Outsiders," premiering Tuesday, January 26 (9:00 pm ET/PT) and "Underground," premiering Wednesday, March 9 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT), will air commercial free on their respective premiere nights, it was announced today. Additionally, beginning January 16, WGN America will be available on Cablevision in New York, expanding the network's distribution to more than 80 million homes on every major cable system. The announcement was made by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios, at the cable network's presentation to members of the Television Critics Association. Set in a desperate and dangerous time, WGN America's Underground Railroad escape thriller, "Underground," from executive producer and Academy Award(R)-winner John Legend and creators and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, tells the story of revolutionaries of the Underground Railroad who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side. The ensemble cast for "Underground" includes: Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("True Blood," "Friday Night Lights"), Aldis Hodge ("Straight Outta Compton"), Christopher Meloni ("Sin City: A Dame to Kill For"), Alano Miller ("Jane The Virgin"), Jessica de Gouw ("Arrow," "Dracula"), Marc Blucas ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Adina Porter ("The 100"), Mykelti Williamson ("Justified," "24"), Amirah Vann ("Girls," "And So It Goes"), Johnny Ray Gill ("Rectify"), Chris Chalk ("Gotham"), Reed Diamond ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Theodus Crane ("The Walking Dead"), Renwick Scott ("Treme"); and Jussie Smollett ("Empire") who guest stars, marking the first time in 20 years he and his sister will appear in the same series.
FLAKED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/11/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) Flaked is the serio-comic story of Chip, a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Five-time Emmy Award nominee Will Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies. The series also stars David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney and George Basil. Executive producers Will Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) co-created and co-wrote the 8-episode series. Ben Silverman(Founder and Chairman of Electus), Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) also serve as executive producers on the show. Electus and Principato-Young are providing production services. Flaked is a Netflix production.
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 3/11/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, January 2016) Jenna Ortega ("Jane The Virgin" and "Elena of Avalor") stars as inventive tween Harley Diaz, the middle child in a bustling household of nine, in the engaging, single-camera comedy series "Stuck in the Middle." A full episode preview will air SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:45 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel, immediately following the channel's premiere of Disney's Academy Award(R)-winning animated film "Frozen" (7:00 p.m. EST). Linda Videtti Figueiredo ("Rules of Engagement" and "Last Man Standing") serves as executive producer. The series was created by Alison Brown ("Dog With A Blog"). The "Stuck in the Middle" preview episode will be on WATCH Disney Channel and WATCHDisneyChannel.com, available to users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers, beginning Sunday, February 14. "Stuck in the Middle" will air in its regular time slot beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel. Told from Harley's point of view, the slice of life stories find humor in everyday life as this middle child devises creative ways to cope with - and stand out - in her family's busy suburban Massachusetts household. The Diaz parents, Suzy and Tom, also have six other kids: Rachel the self-involved eldest; Georgie, a basketball-playing teen; Ethan, Harley's closest ally; invincible and indestructible twins Lewie and "Beast"; and the strong-willed youngest sibling, Daphne.
PARTY OVER HERE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/12/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, February 2016) New late-night half-hour sketch comedy series PARTY OVER HERE will premiere Saturday, March 12 (11:00-11:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The series is executive-produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated comedy trio The Lonely Island - writer/performers Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Actor/comedian Paul Scheer ("The League," "Fresh Off The Boat") also will serve as an executive producer and one of the series' directors. "When we first conceived this idea, we thought of it as a spinoff of EMPIRE," said The Lonely Island. "We failed miserably... now it's much more of a sketch comedy show." "In an age where most millennials don't even know what a TV is, we are really excited to be getting into the TV business," added Scheer. "The late-night landscape is wildly competitive, and we thought long and hard about the kind of audacious, attention-getting voices we needed," said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Andy, Akiva, Jorma, Paul and our three stars - Nicole, Jessica and Alison - are the ideal group of talent to do just that. They're fearless, original and, of course, very, very funny." Skewering everything from pop culture to politics, PARTY OVER HERE will feature sketch comedy shorts, along with in-studio segments filmed in front of a live audience at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The half-hour series stars newcomers and actress/comedians Nicole Byer ("Girl Code"), Jessica McKenna ("Riot") and Alison Rich ("Resident Advisors").
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 3/13/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2016) The Lifetime miniseries Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, based on one of the best-selling crime novels of all time with 100 million copies sold worldwide, makes its US premiere in two parts on Lifetime, Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14 at 9pm ET/PT. The miniseries stars Douglas Booth (Great Expectations, The Riot Club), Emmy(R) Award nominee Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Maeve Dermody (Black Water, Beautiful Kate), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises, Torchwood), BAFTA winner Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, Death Comes to Pemberley), Emmy and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, The Tudors), Academy Award(R) nominee Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parade's End), Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Jane Eyre), Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nominee Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones) and Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit Trilogy). Set in 1939 while Europe teeters on the brink of war, And Then There Were None follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their hosts mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime, and when members of the party start to mysteriously die, they all realize they may be harboring a murderer among their number. Who will survive? And who is the killer?
LIFE OR DEBT (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 3/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, February 2016) Three quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck with no cushion for the unexpected. And according to a recent survey, one in five Americans believes they will die in debt. Spike and former Fortune 500 business strategist Victor Antonio are on a mission to chip away at these staggering statistics by knocking on the doors of families on the verge of financial ruin and giving them a much needed wakeup call. Antonio will not only help these families face the facts and the bleak future that awaits them if they continue down this path, he will also pinpoint the underlying issues and ultimately supply the tools needed to empower them to get back in the black. Ten one-hour episodes of "Life Or Debt" debut starting Sunday, March 13 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike. Financial troubles can affect any family, from the affluent to the blue-collar middle class, to a young family just starting out. But oftentimes these monetary issues can be solved with some expert guidance, tough love and a change in approach. That's where Antonio, a personal finance consultant and former CEO, comes in with an innovative solution. Antonio believes family finances should be run like a business and that by streamlining operations, identifying hard line goals and executing reasonable action plans, families can avoid financial ruin.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series finale] · 3/14/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2016) The Lifetime miniseries Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, based on one of the best-selling crime novels of all time with 100 million copies sold worldwide, makes its US premiere in two parts on Lifetime, Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14 at 9pm ET/PT. The miniseries stars Douglas Booth (Great Expectations, The Riot Club), Emmy(R) Award nominee Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Maeve Dermody (Black Water, Beautiful Kate), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises, Torchwood), BAFTA winner Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, Death Comes to Pemberley), Emmy and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, The Tudors), Academy Award(R) nominee Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parade's End), Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Jane Eyre), Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nominee Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones) and Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit Trilogy). Set in 1939 while Europe teeters on the brink of war, And Then There Were None follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their hosts mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime, and when members of the party start to mysteriously die, they all realize they may be harboring a murderer among their number. Who will survive? And who is the killer?
CROWDED (NBC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 3/15/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, January 2016) From the executive producers of "Hot in Cleveland" and "Grimm" comes this very timely comedy that proves life is crazy with a full house, especially the second time around. After 20 years of parenting, empty nesters Mike (Patrick Warburton, "Seinfeld") and Martina (Carrie Preston, "True Blood") are finally reclaiming their wild side. But when both of their two grown daughters (Miranda Cosgrove, "iCarly," and Mia Serafino, "Shameless") unexpectedly move back in and Mike's parents (Stacy Keach, "NCIS: New Orleans," and Carlease Burke, "Switched at Birth") scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, their roost is full again.
L.A. CLIPPERS DANCE SQUAD (E!)
· [series premiere] · 3/15/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, February 2016) "L.A. Clippers Dance Squad" gives fans an in-depth look at what it takes to be a member of an elite dance team in pro sports, on and off the court. From auditions and rehearsals to balancing personal challenges and professional ambitions, this docu-series shows what it really takes to make it to the floor of the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and dance for basketball fans while representing a high-profile, global brand. Dreams will be fulfilled and relationships will be tested when "L.A. Clippers Dance Squad" takes center court beginning Tuesday, March 15 at 10pm ET/PT, following all-new episodes of "Total Divas" only on E! The eight one-hour episodes will chronicle the lives of seven women, all of whom begin their journey by trying out for a spot on the "Clippers Spirit" dance team. The series begins with the summer auditions, where fans will see these performers compete against hundreds of others vying for one of the team's 20 spots, and will follow them throughout their rigorous season with new Creative Director Petra Pope at the helm. Petra has an extensive resume in pro basketball, having led dance teams of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets in the past. She's now moved back to Los Angeles to revamp the Clippers' dance squad and take it to the next level.
FAMILY THERAPY WITH DR. JENN (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, February 2016) Blood is thicker than water - but the harsh spotlight of fame can thin it out for some families. Just ask infamous families like The Gosselins, The Duggars or The Hogans. While fame and fortune can give you almost everything you desire, it certainly doesn't buy happiness, heal past wounds or solve deep-rooted family issues. Dr. Jenn Mann returns to the couch for a new kind of therapy this spring. From the executive producers of "VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr. Jenn," VH1 will premiere the new series "VH1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn" on Wednesday, March 16th at 9PM ET/PT. From John Irwin's Irwin Entertainment, the producers of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," new series "VH1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn" features five families at a crossroads in their relationship as they undergo three weeks of intensive family therapy. Under the guidance of Dr. Jenn Mann and with the help of Dr. Christian Conte, an anger management expert, the celebrity clients will participate in group and individual therapy along with relationship exercises out in the "real world" to see if they can rebuild their relationships -- or if it's simply time for them to cut ties.
CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, January 2016) CBS today announced several spring scheduling moves, including the series premiere of RUSH HOUR on Thursday, March 31 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and the updated premiere date for CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS on Wednesday, March 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), which was previously slated for Wednesday, March 2. In addition, ELEMENTARY moves to Sundays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning March 20. CSI: CYBER will have special broadcasts on Wednesday, March 2 and 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) as a bridge between the season finale of CODE BLACK on Wednesday, Feb. 24 and the premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS.
PASSION, THE (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 3/20/16 at 8:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, December 2015) On Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), FOX will present THE PASSION, a two-hour musical event, airing LIVE from New Orleans, that tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth. Hosted and narrated by actor, writer, producer, director and New Orleans native Tyler Perry ("The Haves and The Have Nots," "Gone Girl"), the special will feature a cast of today's biggest stars (to be announced) performing a variety of popular music, arranged by executive producer and hit music producer Adam Anders ("Glee," "Rock of Ages"). Set in modern day, THE PASSION will follow the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story will unfold live at some of New Orleans' most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from Champion Square outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River. FOX has teamed with dick clark productions, the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, Eye2Eye Media and Anders Media Inc. to produce the event.
HEARTBEAT (NBC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 3/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, January 2016) "Heartbeat" is a character-driven medical series that follows the professional and personal life of world-renowned heart transplant surgeon Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, "The Slap"). There is nothing conventional about Dr. Panttiere, who is as cutting edge and unorthodox in the OR as she is with the two men in her life. Her approach to medicine is without boundaries, as is her approach to everything else in her world. Between Dr. Panttiere's hectic hospital life where she is caught between two brilliant but stubborn surgeons (Dave Annable and Don Hany) and her household of two kids and a gay rock star ex-husband (Joshua Leonard), Alex is constantly striving to overcome numerous daily obstacles and be the best mother and doctor possible.
BILLION DOLLAR BUYER (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, January 2016) BILLION DOLLAR BUYER, premiering Tuesday, March 22 at 10PM ET/PT, introduces promising companies across the country to one of America's most successful businessmen: billionaire hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta, Chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of Landry's, Inc. Fertitta oversees more than 500 properties and over 50 leading restaurant, hotel, and entertainment brands, ranging from high-end properties like Mastro's and Morton's The Steakhouse, to such mainstream destinations as Rainforest Café, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Saltgrass Steak House, and five Golden Nugget Casinos. With an annual supply spend of $2 billion, his buying power is second to none. Now, he's personally scouting the country for the most innovative new products America's entrepreneurs have to offer - everything from food and drink for his restaurants and casinos, to linens and spa products for his hotels. In each hour-long episode, Fertitta will spend time with two small businesses, sample their goods, get to know their owners, and assess their compatibility with Landry's, Inc. He'll point out flaws in their product and operations, share his expertise, and push for improvements. In the end, he'll decide whether to place a transformative purchase order with one of the companies, both, or neither. These businesses are about to come face-to-face with the most powerful customer they'll ever meet: the BILLION DOLLAR BUYER.
FOLLOW THE LEADER (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/23/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, January 2016) In each 30-minute episode of FOLLOW THE LEADER, premiering Wednesday, March 23 at 10PM ET/PT, host Torabi, will spend 72 hours embedded in the life of a different superstar entrepreneur to learn how this wildly successful businessperson ticks. Torabi's mission is to dig deep and discover their individual philosophies, methods and practices to earn big bucks - and viewers can take away this knowledge and apply it to their own lives. Along the way, Torabi will find out what makes these brilliant earners special - are they more driven, smarter, more ruthless, and more charismatic than the rest of us? Torabi will take viewers on a journey around the world to find out. Featured entrepreneurs include John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, John Paul Mitchell Systems and The Patrón Spirits Company; Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, serial entrepreneur and investor; Lyor Cohen, CEO, 300 Entertainment; Michael Dubin, Founder and CEO of Dollar Shave Club; and many more.
CATCH, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/24/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2015) Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos) is LA's top private investigator - and the one woman you don't want to mess with. But when her fiancé (Peter Krause) cons her out of millions and disappears, Alice goes on a private mission for payback. No matter where it leads or the secrets she must keep along the way, Alice will stop at nothing to catch her man. From the producers of "Scandal," "Greys Anatomy" and "How to Get Away with Murder," "The Catch" is a one-hour drama starring Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Elvy Yost and Sonya Walger. It is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Allan Heinberg and Julie Anne Robinson.
CHASING WATERFALLS (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 3/26/16 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, January 2016) On the heels of the success of To Hell and Back and For the Love of Ruth, TV One tells another powerful biblical story. Inspired by the Story of David, Chasing Waterfalls navigates the treacherous, cutthroat waters of the fashion industry (a la The Devil Wears Prada) while gently teaching obedience, faithfulness and God's grace. It follows the rise and fall of Olivia, a God-fearing woman, who hides behind her faith and is ultimately, brought down by her greed and quest for power.
LIVING WITH FUNNY (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, January 2016) The half-hour docu-series showcases the personal lives behind the curtain of rising comedians in Hollywood and the women in their lives -- Brandon T. Jackson and fiancée Denise Xavier, DeRay Davis and girlfriends' Coco & Caro, Michael Blackson and girlfriend Georgia Reign, Erik Rivera and wife Katie Rivera, along with bachelor Adam Hunter. Cameras will follow the howling tale of what happens when these funnymen drop the mic and come home to their family, friends and significant others. Because when you are a comedian, the jokes don't stop just because the show does.
LIKE A BOSS (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/16 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, January 2016) Executive produced by entertainer and businessman Nick Cannon, the docu-series follows four hardworking and motivated assistants as they look to emulate the success of their respective bosses, but know that it in order to get to the top, they must start at the bottom. Featuring Amber Grimes, assistant to media mogul Nick Cannon; Devin Simpson assistant to successful real estate agent Blair Myers; Rian Parish, assistant to popular radio personality Big Tigger; and Drekia Glenn assistant to music executive Abou "Bu" Thiam, these protégés are out to prove they have the drive, focus and ambition to be a future CEO. Talent can only take this group so far, however, as they struggle to balance their personal and professional lives with the tempting Atlanta social scene surrounding them. From cleaning cars to house hunting and everything in between, these up-and-comers know they are one wrong coffee order away from a pink slip.
PATH, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, December 2015) The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. The series comes to Hulu from Universal Television and Jason Katims' True Jack Productions and was created by Jessica Goldberg who will write and executive-produce the series, along with Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions. The 10-episode series stars Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy, and Rockmond Dunbar.
QUIT YOUR DAY JOB (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, January 2016) Oxygen gets down to business with "Quit Your Day Job," an immersive new docuseries exploring the exciting world of entrepreneurship through the leadership of tech mogul Randi Zuckerberg, consumer products tycoon Ido Leffler, start-up advocate Sarah Prevette, and master marketer Lauren Maillian. The eight-episode series features aspiring millennial entrepreneurs who receive the life-changing opportunity to pitch themselves and their innovative ideas to the angel financiers. The investment club will use their business expertise, industry knowledge and creative vision to determine which up-and-coming products have the potential to be the next big thing. The investors will provide on-site, hands-on mentoring to the young professionals, who must prove they have what it takes to turn their concept into a viable business. Lea Goldman, the Executive Editor of Marie Claire Magazine, will also provide business tips to the entrepreneurs and viewers in each episode.
LOPEZ (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, August 2015) TV Land continues to expand its slate of original, contemporary comedies with the series pickup of "Lopez," starring and executive produced by renowned stand-up comedian and actor George Lopez, it was announced today. The half hour single camera serialized comedy has a 12 episode order and will premiere in 2016. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky ("Silicon Valley," "King Of The Hill") will write and executive produce the series. Michael Rotenberg ("It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia") of 3 Arts Entertainment and Troy Miller ("Arrested Development") will also executive produce. The comedy, revolving around America's most successful Hispanic American comedian, explores how George struggles between his two worlds and crises - often of his own making. Too rich to go back to his working class, Latino roots, and too "brown" to feel comfortable in his affluent celebrity life, being George Lopez comes with many problems.
RUSH HOUR (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/31/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, January 2016) CBS today announced several spring scheduling moves, including the series premiere of RUSH HOUR on Thursday, March 31 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and the updated premiere date for CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS on Wednesday, March 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), which was previously slated for Wednesday, March 2. In addition, ELEMENTARY moves to Sundays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning March 20. CSI: CYBER will have special broadcasts on Wednesday, March 2 and 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) as a bridge between the season finale of CODE BLACK on Wednesday, Feb. 24 and the premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS.
LOST & FOUND MUSIC STUDIOS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) As part of the expanding slate for tweens and teens, Lost & Found Music Studios is a live action series about a group of talented teenage musicians who struggle to find their authentic sound and place in the world as they hone their craft at a prestigious music studio. In each episode, young artists navigate the ups and downs of the music industry, as they find their way to love, inspiration, and redemption. After all, the next hit song could be just one heartbreak away.
RANCH, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) Set in present day on a Colorado ranch, this multi-camera comedy series stars Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger. The show follows Colt's (Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi- pro football career to run the family ranching business with his older brother Jameson "Rooster" (Masterson) and father Beau (Elliott), whom he hasn't seen in 15 years. Winger stars as Colt's and Rooster's mother, Maggie, who runs the local town bar. The Ranch is executive produced by Don Reo (Two and Half Men, My Wife and Kids) and Jim Patterson (Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly). Kutcher and Masterson serve as executive producers and co-executive producer respectively.
WYNONNA EARP (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from IDW Entertainment's press release, July 2015) SEVEN24 Films and IDW Entertainment announced today that Syfy has acquired the U.S. rights to Wynonna Earp, a live action television series based on the IDW Publishing comic created by Beau Smith. Emily Andras (Lost Girl, Killjoys) developed the series for television and will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner. With an initial order of 13 one-hour episodes, Wynonna Earp is a fast-paced, contemporary thriller that follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. Wynonna is a witty and wild modern day gunslinger, using her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice. The series is scheduled to premiere in April 2016.
STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, THE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 4/3/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, January 2016) Who is God? Where did we come from? Why does evil happen? What happens when we die? Every human being on earth has asked themselves these questions at some point, and most likely each person has found a different answer. This spring, National Geographic Channel and Revelation Entertainment's epic series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, produced by Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger, will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all these big questions in between. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman premieres Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. It will air globally in the spring on National Geographic Channels in 171 countries in 45 languages, and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. As a whole, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman seeks to understand how religion has evolved throughout the course of civilization, and in turn how religion has shaped the evolution of society. Although in our current geopolitical landscape, religion is often seen as something that divides, the series illuminates the remarkable similarities among different faiths, even those that seem to be in staunch contrast. This is a quest for God: to shed light on the questions that have puzzled, terrified and inspired mankind, not to mention Freeman himself.
GAME OF SILENCE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, January 2016) Four best friends have a dark secret they thought was buried 25 years ago, but they soon discover that you can't hide your past forever. From the executive producers of "CSI" and "Friday Night Lights" comes a gripping new drama about friendship, love, revenge and the moral dilemma of how far one will go in the pursuit of justice. Jackson Brooks (David Lyons, "Revolution") is a successful attorney who seems to have it all. He's engaged to a wonderful woman who happens to be his boss, Marina (Claire Van Der Boom, "Hawaii Five-O"), and he's on the fast track to becoming partner at his firm, but his world is turned upside down when his long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. Jackson, Gil Harris (Michael Raymond James, "True Blood") and Shawn Cook (Larenz Tate, "Rush") always stuck together, like brothers. They spent their boyhood summers in the small town of Brennan, Texas, swimming in the quarry, shooting bottle rockets and doing everything they could to mine the fun out of small-town life. But their idyllic world turned chaotic one fateful summer afternoon when a well-intentioned and heroic attempt to save their friend Jessie (Bre Blair, "Last Vegas") from her alcoholic mother ultimately cost the 13-year-old boys nine months at Quitman Youth Detention Facility where their lives were changed forever. Now, 25 years later, the nightmare of the worst nine months of their lives has resurfaced, uprooting a mystery even deeper than their buried past. The brotherhood must now band together to right the wrongs of their shared past - a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and ignite an unquenchable thirst for revenge.
GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, THE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 4/10/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, January 2016) Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced at today's STARZ' Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation at the Langham Huntington the new limited series, "The Girlfriend Experience", will premiere on STARZ on Sunday, April 10th at 8 pm ET/PT. All 13 half-hour episodes will also be made available simultaneously for STARZ subscribers on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND, in the U.S. The series, starring Riley Keough (Magic Mike, Mad Max: Fury Road), is a reimagining of Steven Soderbergh's 2009 critically-acclaimed movie of the same name. Soderbergh executive produces, along with Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz, Gary Marcus and Jeff Cuban. "The Girlfriend Experience" follows Christine Reade, a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at the prestigious firm of Kirkland & Allen. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide "The Girlfriend Experience" - emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price. Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy. Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz are the co-creators, writing and directing all 13 episodes. It also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Paul Sparks and Kate Lyn Sheil.
DETOUR, THE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Turner's press release, January 2016) The Detour is a what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy created by comic super-couple Jason Jones & Samantha Bee and inspired by their own experiences with family trips. Jones stars as unfiltered dad Nate, who hits the road with wife Robin (Natalie Zea) and kids Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and Jared (Liam Carroll). Every leg of their trip is fraught with disaster as they encounter one hellish turn after another. If there's trouble on the road, this family will find it and plow into it.
HUNTERS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, January 2016) Syfy has announced the premiere dates for the first season of HUNTERS and the second season of 12 MONKEYS, both produced by Universal Cable Productions (in association with Valhalla Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment, respectively). In HUNTERS, when Baltimore FBI agent Flynn Carroll's (Nathan Phillips, "Wolf Creek") wife goes missing, his search leads him to a highly-classified government organization - the Exo-Terrorism Unit (ETU) - who track and fight alien terrorists. Britne Oldford ("American Horror Story") plays Regan, a valuable ETU operative keeping secrets of her own. The gritty sci-fi thriller also stars Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck") as the dangerously unhinged terrorist, McCarthy. The 13-episode first season debuts Monday, April 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
LAST PANTHERS, THE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 4/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, January 2016) The Sky Atlantic/CANAL+/SundanceTV co-production "The Last Panthers," which bowed in November to rave reviews internationally, will premiere Wednesday, April 13th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The six-episode limited series stars two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown, In America), French César Award winner Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Croatian-born actor Goran Bogdan (Number 55) and BAFTA and Golden Globe(R) winner and two-time Academy Award(R) nominee John Hurt (The Elephant Man, Midnight Express). The series opens with a daring diamond heist bearing all the hallmarks of a gang known as the Pink Panthers. But the tragic death of a little girl during the raid sets a collision course in motion involving a British insurance agent (Morton), a French-Algerian cop (Rahim) and a Serbian diamond thief (Bogdan). "The Last Panthers" will plunge its audience into a modern-day Europe gripped by new forms of crime on an epic scale. As the plot follows its players across the continent from France to Serbia to the UK, the interplay between traffickers in jewels and drugs, European officials, war criminals and city bankers reveals shocking conspiracies connecting those in power to even the lowliest criminals.
AMERICAN GRIT (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 4/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2015) FOX has ordered AMERICAN GRIT, a new, 10-episode competition series starring WWE Superstar John Cena. Sixteen of the country's toughest men and women will be split into four teams as they work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges. Cena and an elite group of mentors from the nation's most exclusive military units will push these civilians beyond their limits. The mentors, known as "The Cadre," include Rorke Denver, Noah Galloway, Tawanda "Tee" Hanible and Nick "The Reaper" Irving. These real-life heroes, who represent diverse backgrounds and top branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, will impart their first-hand knowledge and experience to help the competitors work together as teams to surmount near-impossible mental and physical challenges. AMERICAN GRIT embodies the military ethos "no man left behind," because only the first team to complete the challenges together is safe from elimination. Each episode will culminate in "The Circus," a punishing, endurance-based obstacle course designed to break the weakest competitors. With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, this is the ultimate test of strength, grit, the human spirit and, most importantly, teamwork. The series is produced by Leftfield Pictures.
KONG: KING OF THE APES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/15/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) This animated TV series for kids from Executive Producer Avi Arad, this is a fresh and modern take on the classic King Kong story. Set in 2050, KONG is still the strongest creature ever born with many human traits that make him the ultimate iconic hero. In KONG, the future looks bright for San Francisco's Alcatraz Island since its transformation into the most impressive Natural History and Marine Preserve on the planet. But when the star attraction suddenly goes ape and KONG becomes public enemy number one, the villain that framed him is free to unleash an army of gigantic robotic dinosaurs on the unsuspecting world. Ironically, KONG is the only force formidable enough to stop these super-powered dinosaurs and the evil genius manipulating them. But KONG is now the world's most hunted fugitive. Fortunately, there are three young humans who know the truth and are willing to risk their lives to help KONG evade capture, while he battles to save humankind.
CONFIRMATION (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 4/16/16 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, February 2016) HBO has confirmed the debut date for CONFIRMATION, with the HBO Films drama scheduled to debut SATURDAY, APRIL 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. CONFIRMATION details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims' rights and modern-day race relations. Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet and Jennifer Hudson star. The film is written by Susannah Grant and directed by Rick Famuyiwa; executive producers are Michael London, Janice Williams, Kerry Washington and Susannah Grant. CONFIRMATION also stars (in alphabetical order): Dylan Baker, Erika Christensen, Kimberly Elise, Malcolm Gets, Grace Gummer, Bill Irwin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Peter McRobbie, Treat Williams and Alison Wright.
NIGHT MANAGER, THE (AMC)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/19/16 at 10:00 PM
(from AMC's press release, January 2016) Launching a new night for AMC originals is the six-part miniseries event "The Night Manager," premiering on Tuesday, April 19th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré's espionage drama, the series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To get to the heart of Roper's vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself. Executive producers include John Le Carré, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell and Stephen Garrett. Writer David Farr also serves as an executive producer as does Academy Award(R) winner Susanne Bier, who served as director.
TIME TRAVELING BONG (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 4/20/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, January 2016) Comedy Central's latest series is ahead of its time, literally. The #1 brand in comedy has greenlit "Time Traveling Bong," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central. From the minds of "Broad City's" Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello, the three-episode limited series takes viewers on a wild ride through an otherworldly experience and is set to premiere on April 20, 2016, following the season three finale of "Broad City." "Time Traveling Bong" centers on two cousins, played by Glazer and Downs, who discover a time traveling bong and ride high as they blaze through time. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and the cousins are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate there's no time like the present. "Time Traveling Bong" will roll out across three consecutive nights, beginning on 4/20 at 10:30 p.m. This limited series is executive produced and written by "Broad City's" Ilana Glazer, Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello, who is also set to direct, and executive produced by Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment and Sam Reich. Sarah Babineau and Samantha Schles are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
REBELLION (SUNDANCE)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/24/16 at 9:00 PM
(from SundanceTV's press release, January 2016) In honor of the 100th anniversary of when the Easter Uprising began on April 24, 1916, SundanceTV will premiere Irish drama "Rebellion" as a special three-night miniseries event beginning Sunday, April 24th through Tuesday, April 26th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The five-part miniseries charts the birth of modern Ireland during one of the most tumultuous and dangerous periods in history. "Rebellion" begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded, and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of three young women and their families, lovers and friends from Belfast, Dublin and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence. Some prioritize family loyalties; some are motivated by the noblest of ideals, some by opportunism; others take up arms, prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better society and true independence. "Rebellion" is produced by Touchpaper Television and Zodiak Media Ireland for RTé, in co-production with SundanceTV, and is written by Colin Teevan ("Silk," "Vera"), directed by Aku Louhimies (Frozen Land) and produced by Catherine Magee. The cast includes Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Bachelor Weekend), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones"), Ruth Bradley ("Humans," Best Actress IFTA for Grabbers) and Sarah Greene ("Penny Dreadful"). The executive producers are Rob Pursey, Jane Gogan, Colin Teevan, David Crean and Clare Alan.
REBELLION (SUNDANCE)
· [original mini-series finale] · 4/26/16 at 9:00 PM
(from SundanceTV's press release, January 2016) In honor of the 100th anniversary of when the Easter Uprising began on April 24, 1916, SundanceTV will premiere Irish drama "Rebellion" as a special three-night miniseries event beginning Sunday, April 24th through Tuesday, April 26th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The five-part miniseries charts the birth of modern Ireland during one of the most tumultuous and dangerous periods in history. "Rebellion" begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded, and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of three young women and their families, lovers and friends from Belfast, Dublin and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence. Some prioritize family loyalties; some are motivated by the noblest of ideals, some by opportunism; others take up arms, prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better society and true independence. "Rebellion" is produced by Touchpaper Television and Zodiak Media Ireland for RTé, in co-production with SundanceTV, and is written by Colin Teevan ("Silk," "Vera"), directed by Aku Louhimies (Frozen Land) and produced by Catherine Magee. The cast includes Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Bachelor Weekend), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones"), Ruth Bradley ("Humans," Best Actress IFTA for Grabbers) and Sarah Greene ("Penny Dreadful"). The executive producers are Rob Pursey, Jane Gogan, Colin Teevan, David Crean and Clare Alan.
GRACE & FRANKIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands, played by Martin Sheen ("Robert") and Sam Waterston ("Sol"), reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of "family," with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way. From executive producers Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement), the hilarious and heartbreaking comedy takes on aging with gusto - from joint pain to joint rolling and blind dates to night blindness - and offers a poignant look at how life's turning points show us who we really are. The series also stars Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael. In addition to Kauffman and Morris, the series is also executive-produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross from Skydance Productions, along with Paula Weinstein and Fonda and Tomlin.
MARSEILLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) As the municipal elections approach in Marseille, Robert Taro, the city's Mayor for the last twenty years, prepares his last coup: push through the vote for the construction of a casino in the historic center of the Marina. Nothing has been left to chance, and his successor, Lucas Barrès, is already designated. But the latter's all-consuming ambition and the secret interests of the city's leaders, whether they come from its opulent villas or from the cities of the northern suburbs, impede the Mayor's plans. The race for Mayor becomes a power struggle where no holds are barred. Only one question arises: how far will they go? The cast includes Gérard Depardieu (Robert Taro), Benoît Magimel (Lucas Barrès), Géraldine Pailhas (Rachel Taro), Nadia Farès (Vanessa d'Abrantès), Stéphane Caillard (Julia), Jean-René Privat (Cosini), Guillaume Arnault (Eric), Hedi Bouchenafa (Farid), Carolina Jurczak (Barbara), and Nassim Si Ahmed (Selim). Marseille is written by Dan Franck who serves as Executive Producer. Florent Siri ('Cloclo'), director of episodes 1-4, also serves as Executive Producer. Thomas Gilou is the director of episodes 5-8. Marseille is produced by Paris-based Federation Entertainment, led by Pascal Breton, producer of the hit French series Dolmen and Sous le Soleil.
NIGHT MANAGER, THE (AMC)
· [original mini-series finale] · 5/24/16 at 10:00 PM
(from AMC's press release, January 2016) Launching a new night for AMC originals is the six-part miniseries event "The Night Manager," premiering on Tuesday, April 19th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré's espionage drama, the series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To get to the heart of Roper's vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself. Executive producers include John Le Carré, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell and Stephen Garrett. Writer David Farr also serves as an executive producer as does Academy Award(R) winner Susanne Bier, who served as director.
WORD PARTY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) A vocabulary building show for preschoolers from The Jim Henson Company,Word Party follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites our youngest viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, learn these new words themselves, and even celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!" Word Party is produced using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson's Creature Shop that allows puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time - enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous.
STRANGER THINGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) The new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines,Hidden) consists of eight, one-hour long episodes. In the series, a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. The series, set in Indiana, is a love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation. Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder (Show Me a Hero), David Harbour (Suicide Squad), Finn Wolfhard (The 100, Aftermath, The Resurrection), Millie Brown (BBC's Intruders,Once Upon A Time, NCIS), Gaten Matarazzo (The Blacklist), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion Kingon Broadway), Noah Schnapp (Bridge of Spies, The Peanuts Movie), Natalia Dyer (After Darkness, Hannah Montana: The Movie), Charlie Heaton (Shut In, Urban and the Shed Crew), and Matthew Modine (Weeds, Proof). The Duffer Brothers are writing, directing and showrunning the series, and will serve as executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Stranger Things is a Netflix production.
GET DOWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) The first six episodes of Baz Luhrmann's all-new music-driven drama, from Sony Pictures Television, will focus on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, and The Great Gatsby, will direct the first episode and serve as executive producer, overseeing all creative aspects of the show. Joining him on the creative team are four-time Academy-Award winner Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!), along with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf***er With The Hat) and hip-hop historian and writer Nelson George, and a trio of the pioneers of hip-hop: Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, each of whom will also be portrayed on the series. The cast includes Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, JImmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito and Jaden Smith.