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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
WARNING, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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MIZ & MRS (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2018) Announced on SMACKDOWN LIVE last night, USA Network's unscripted series MIZ & MRS, which follows the lives of WWE(R) Superstars (and married couple) The Miz(R) and Maryse(TM), will premiere on Tuesday, July 24 at 10/9c. Over the course of the six-episode season, the highly entertaining docuseries will give fans an unfiltered look at the power couple's lives as they adapt to becoming first-time parents to their daughter, Monroe Sky, while juggling their fast-paced lifestyle, including a move across the country from Los Angeles to Austin and the intense demands of their WWE schedule. From baby first aid classes and pregnancy photo shoots to big showdowns at WrestleMania(R), MIZ & MRS will make viewers laugh out loud and prove that the outrageous in-ring personalities of The Miz and Maryse are no act.
CASTLE ROCK (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2018) Today, Hulu announced that Castle Rock, the psychological-horror anthology series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, will premiere on July 25th with the first three episodes only on Hulu. A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Billy Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.
BURDEN OF TRUTH (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2018) The CW Network has acquired the new ten-episode legal drama BURDEN OF TRUTH from Entertainment One (eOne), making it the latest addition to the network's growing lineup of original programming for Summer 2018. The series premiere date and time will be announced at a later time. BURDEN OF TRUTH stars Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville," "Beauty And The Beast") as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. BURDEN OF TRUTH also stars Peter Mooney ("Rookie Blue"), Alex Carter ("NCIS"), Benjamin Ayres ("Saving Hope"), Nicola Correia-Damude ("Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments"), Meegwun Fairbrother ("Hemlock Grove") and newcomer Star Slade.
ART SHOW, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2018) The Art Show travels the globe to bring fascinating stories about art. With broadcasters Kate Bryan, June Sarpong and Will Best, curator Carrie Scott, artist Charming Baker, and art historian Dr. James Fox, we'll see new work being made, meet famous photographers and artists, and experience culture all around the world. The Art Show will debut on Ovation on Wednesday, July 25 at 10pm ET.
EAT.RACE.WIN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2018) The Prime Original series is a behind-the-scenes, off-the-bike adventure into the biggest annual sporting event on the planet: The Tour de France. Chef Hannah Grant takes Prime members on her race within the race as she sources performance food for Australia's pro cycling team, Orica-Scott. Eat.Race.Win season one is available in UHD and HDR on compatible HDR devices.
CUPCAKE & DINO - GENERAL SERVICES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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WELCOME TO THE FAMILY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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CELEBRITY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, July 2018) Whether it's on set, at home or far from civilization, the animated accounts of unexpected and surprising encounters between animals and the celebrities who lived to tell their stories are featured in Animal Planet's new series, CELEBRITY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS which premieres Friday, July 27 at 10PM ET/PT. The series, which launched a handful of episodes in a limited run on Facebook Watch, drew almost four million views. All-new stories and all-new celebrity animal run-ins will be featured throughout the season. In each episode of CELEBRITY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS, actors, musicians, athletes and influencers share their personal encounters with animals which led to loveable, crazy, shocking, dangerous and outright hilarious moments that forever changed their lives. Kristen Bell explains the true story behind her now famous encounter with a sloth; Al Roker describes what it was like to be trapped in a tent by a bear who was desperate for his food; Whitney Cummings will keep audiences on the edge of their seats as she recounts her experience of battling a crew of coyotes who camped out in her yard, fixated on her newly adopted dog; and Danny Trejo reveals he truly has a heart of gold when he rescues a very lost and wayward dog who was in desperate need of love and a home. These are just some of the true stories featured in the new animated series. Other episodes will feature stories from Justin Hartley, Moby, Kate Micucci, Danny Trejo and Judy Greer, among others.
PINK COLLAR CRIMES (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, July 2018) PINK COLLAR CRIMES is an outrageous true-crime series inspired by a growing crime wave in the country: felonious females. These are the impossible-to-believe, often absurd, true stories about the most unexpected women - PTA moms, country-club chairwomen, and more - who took big risks, pocketed big cash and then served hard time. Each episode includes insight and analysis from prosecutor, author, and television correspondent Marcia Clark.
WRONG CRUISE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) When a mother takes her teenage daughter on a cruise for some much needed bonding, the two unexpectedly find themselves falling for a couple of very handsome passengers. However, when they leave the ship for a port excursion, they quickly realize that they've been drawn into a web of deceit. The two manage to escape, only to find themselves stranded in a foreign country with few resources and two very dangerous men on their trail. The Wrong Cruise stars Vivica A. Fox, William McNamara, Dominique Swain and Sidney Nicole Rogers and is produced by Hybrid, LLC.
WE BELONG TOGETHER (BET)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/18 at 8:00 PM
(from BET's press release, June 2018) BET Networks shines a spotlight on Black Hollywood with launch of its original movie premiere of "WE BELONG TOGETHER". Starring Draya Michele, Elise Neal, Charles Malik Whitfield, Valarie Pettiford, and Brian J. White "WE BELONG TOGETHER" world premieres on Saturday, July 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. After years of separation, Thomas played by Charles Malik Whitfield, a loving father and ex-husband, rekindles his relationship with his former wife, Megan played by Elise Neal. This enrages Tracy played by Draya Michele, who is obsessed with making Thomas hers and wants his ex out of the picture. How far will Tracy go to make sure Megan and her family disappear forever?
LOVE ON SAFARI (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) First stop on the world tour is South Africa, the setting for "Love on Safari," premiering Saturday, July 28, (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Shot on location in Johannesburg, Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five," "Moonlight in Vermont") stars as a web designer who finds plans for her trip to Scottsdale derailed when she learns she's inherited an animal reserve in South Africa and must travel there for the reading of the will. Faced with the decision to sell, she meets the no-nonsense ranger played by Jon Cor ("Lost in Space"), who takes her on a safari in hopes that she will fall in love with the land, the animals and hopefully him. Viewers will be captivated by the breathtaking Sub-Saharan scenery of the reserve featuring tranquil grasslands and populated with majestic wildlife including zebras, elephants, lions, giraffes and more.
CHEERLEADER NIGHTMARE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) While flying a drone with the AV club, teenage Sophie accidentally spies her boyfriend cheating with the school's head cheerleader. But when the cheerleader turns up murdered, Sophie's boyfriend becomes the prime suspect. He insists that he's innocent, bringing her evidence that he didn't do it, and Sophie believes the killer is framing her unfaithful boyfriend. When the killer strikes again, Sophie realizes that she must discover the real truth before she becomes the latest victim. Stars Taylor Murphy and Melissa Ponzio (2018).
BLOOD MONEY (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2018) America is at a crossroads. This country was built on the backs of industrious men and women who started their own businesses. And while family businesses have moved wealth and the value of hard work from one generation to the next, many fear that millennials of today don't have the kind of work ethic that will take their family business through this century. Chris Parvin, a family estate planner, has seen it all. So he's headed out across this nation to help see if the kids of today have what it takes to take over the family business tomorrow. With money, promotions, and stakes in the company on the line, this is no game. Chris will help these business owners put their children to the test and see if they have what it takes to earn their family's BLOOD MONEY.
REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Paramount Network's press release, February 2018) Paramount Network has teamed up with executive producer Shawn Carter for a landmark television event, "Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part non-scripted documentary series will be the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide "Black Lives Matter" movement. "Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" will be based on the book "Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Martin was an unarmed 17-year old high school student shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman, in the Florida community where they both lived. Zimmerman was acquitted on a second-degree murder charge after claiming he shot Martin in self-defense, sparking protests and outrage worldwide. The series delves deep into the heart of the story which is more than a tragic narrative about a young man's life cut short - it's a story about race, politics, power, money, and the criminal justice system.
MAKING IT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2018) "Making It," the six-episode series from executive producers, hosts and pop-culture's favorite comedic best friends, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, will make its premiere on NBC Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series brings together eight of the country's most talented Makers to tackle a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler and Offerman as well as judges Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York, and Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert. "At the very most, you will fall in love with our Makers, get introduced to a world you may not know anything about and even get inspired to make something at home! At the very least, you will learn what vellum is," Poehler said. "As a woodworker myself, I'm awfully proud to showcase all these talented Makers and be reunited with my charismatic pal Amy to boot," Offerman said. "The question is: Is America thready for this? (Strap in, our show will be pun heavy)." Every show will revolve around a central theme that draws inspiration from hugely popular nationwide trends in crafting and DIY, which the whole family can enjoy. Each episode of the competition will consist of two projects, cleverly designed by Poehler and Offerman, that test the Makers' ability to think outside of the box in unpredictable ways. Believing there is no better way to express yourself than by making things by hand, the challenges are also designed to bring out skilled insights and takeaway, touching personal stories and lots of laughs. First, the "faster-craft" round will be a timed challenge that will test their ability to not only work quickly but imaginatively as well. Next, the Makers will move to the "master craft collection," a one-of-a-kind themed challenge in which the competitors will need to use their expertise and get inventive in order to assemble a winning craft that fits the theme of that week. In the end, only one will emerge victorious and be named "Master Maker."
HARD TO KILL (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2018) Special Forces Sniper and fearless Green Beret, Tim Kennedy travels the country as he puts the spotlight on America's toughest workers by risking his own life and attempting some of America's most dangerous jobs. Whether he's testing his skills as a test pilot or part of a mountain rescue team, Tim works with experts in each field to learn some of today's most dangerous jobs. At the end of each training, Tim will put the skills he learned to the test to see if he truly has what it takes to accomplish the jobs of everyday heroes.
DARK WATERS: MURDER IN THE DEEP (ID)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2018) DARK WATERS takes viewers deep into the world of maritime murders. Despite its promise of beauty and tranquility, the sea is a lawless world where jealousy, greed and rage surface and where no one is safe. Every episode of DARK WATERS unfolds like an anxiety-inducing thriller putting viewers on the edge of their seat.
OUTBACK, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Over the course of a year, journey with the people and animals of Australia's Kimberley region in North West Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness, bursting with character.
WONDERS OF MEXICO (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Travel south along Mexico's mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.
JAMIE AND JIMMY'S FOOD FIGHT CLUB (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 4:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2018) Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club is based in the Southend, Essex, UK café of childhood friends Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty. While Jamie cooks up his ultimate weekend recipes, Jimmy heads outdoors and rustles up magnificent feasts from wild ingredients. The boys are joined by a host of celebrity friends - such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Michael Sheen - who pop in to learn how to cook the dishes they've always loved. The boys also hit the road, spreading the word about exciting new food campaigns - including delicious mussels, happy milk and the tastiest sustainable fish in our seas. Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club will debut on Ovation on Thursday, August 2 at 4pm ET.
SOMEONE YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2018) In homicide cases, it's seldom strangers you need to worry about, it's those closest to you. Even when the killing appears to be random, there can be something more sinister lying beneath the surface: a calculated plot, set in motion by someone close; someone hiding in plain sight; or someone leading a double life. What if the killer could be SOMEONE YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW?
BACHELORETTE WEEKEND (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from CMT's press release, May 2018) With Nashville quickly becoming the leading destination for bachelorette parties, "Bachelorette Weekend," premiering Thursday, August 2 at 11pm ET/PT follows the staff of Bach Weekend, a Nashville-based company specializing in creating once-in-a-lifetime bachelor/bachelorette experiences for would-be brides and grooms celebrating their final fling before the ring. Owner/Founder Robbie and his team - Nicole, Rosa, Liz, Rachal and Johnathan - work tirelessly to ensure their high-maintenance (and often inebriated) clients have a flawless experience, all in hopes of getting a five-star review from the clients. Since every employee is given a financial stake in the company, the importance of the five-star reviews directly affects their bank accounts. Pulling your weight has never been so important.
MAD DOG MADE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, July 2018) From first responders to U.S. Special Forces, these brave heroes test their limits every day by putting their lives on the line and trusting their tools. But can their tools get the job done? That's where outdoorsman and scientist Mad Dog comes in. Drawing from his extensive paramilitary expertise and with the help of his spitfire daughter and master apprentice, Mad Dog creates state-of-the-art hand-held weapons and tools for heroes in action. From a tactical fire axe to a super-long-range rifle used to defend against weapons of mass destruction, Mad Dog and his team push the limits of possibility to equip these heroes with gadgets they can trust with their lives. MAD DOG MADE, produced by Rogue Atlas in association with Lionsgate Television, premieres Friday, August 3 at 10 PM on Discovery. This new series is packed with one-of-a-kind builds and kicks off with a lifesaving device that reinvents the "Jaws of Life" and is used to rescue victims from motor accidents. It's up to Mad Dog and his team, including his quick-witted daughter Morgan, who keeps the team on their toes, and Jacob Sanchez, who brings over 15 years of professional experience in blacksmithing, carpentry and aerospace mechanics, to build something that can get the job done in under three minutes. Will they create a tool that can live up to the task, or will they break under pressure? The creativity doesn't stop there. Throughout the season Mad Dog and his team build devices including a Mars multi-tool that must be compatible with an astronaut's pressurized space suit and function on a space station, in the vacuum of the deep space or on the surface of Mars itself. They also create a protection apparatus for bush pilots to use against predators in the event of a crash landing in the wilderness. No matter what the tool, it is guaranteed to be mighty, cutting edge and Mad Dog Made.
RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/18 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 12:00 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2018) RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS, a new late-night series from artist Terence Nance ("An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"), kicks off its six-episode season FRIDAY, AUG. 3 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes subsequent Fridays at the same time. The show explores evergreen cultural idioms such as patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. A fluid, stream-of-conscious response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators weave together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more, creating a television show like nothing seen before.
KILLER TWIN (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/4/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) Kendra's life couldn't be more perfect - she has a loving husband, supportive best friend, and a blossoming career. Then suddenly, things start to unravel and she discovers the cause of her troubles is Amber, her long lost twin sister. Amber resents Kendra's picture-perfect life and is determined to even the playing field. Lindsay Hartley (All My Children) stars as both Kendra and Amber. Killer Twin also stars Jason Cermak (Zoo), Candice Hunter (Exile) and is produced by Reel One Entertainment.
LOVE AT SEA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/4/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Next, an exciting voyage is in store for viewers with "Love at Sea," premiering Saturday, August 4 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Real-life husband and wife Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids) and Carlos PenaVega ("Big Time Rush") head out on the high seas aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas as it cruises to exciting ports o' call including Jamaica, Nassau, St. Thomas and Cozumel. Alexa stars as an event planner organizing a multifaceted event on board the ship and thinks she has everything set to the last detail... until she learns she'll be dealing with the rookie, substitute cruise director, portrayed by Carlos, who has his own way of doing things that puts a wrench in her carefully thought out plans.
SISTER'S SECRET, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/5/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) When twin sisters Callie and Lizzie (Margaret Anne Florence, Sun Records) secretly swap places on their thirtieth birthday, a harmless joke turns into a nightmare when Callie is murdered. Still acting as her twin, Lizzie begins to uncover the sinister plot for her sister's murder, while the killer realizes he took the wrong woman's life. Lizzie must continue acting as her twin and unravel the mystery before she and her sister's family become the killer's new targets. A Sister's Secret is produced by ThinkFactory Media. Leslie Greif, Alexander Kerr and Joanne Rubino executive produce. Jill Carter and Don J. Viola serve as directors and Richard Kletter, Michele Samit and Amanda Toye as writers. A Sister's Secret also stars Paula Abdul, Donny Boaz, Josh Ventura, Catherine Dyer, David Alexander Kaplan and Haley Rosenwasser.
ULTIMATE SUMMER COOK-OFF (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2018) Six talented chefs enter the summer house to square off in the new primetime culinary series, Ultimate Summer Cook-Off, premiering Sunday, August 5th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Whether it's a chef with a restaurant right on the beach, a seafood master, or a chef from Hawaii, each competitor has their own connection to the summer season and their culinary reputations at stake. Host Eddie Jackson challenges the chefs over four episodes, as each competitor must take on two rounds of summer culinary heats that test their skill and creativity. The chef who wins the first challenge in each episode will receive a key advantage during round two, gaining access to a special cooler with high-end ingredients that no other competitor can use, before presenting their creations to a panel of expert judges. Southern and Hungry's Damaris Phillips and Let's Eat's Jamika Pessoa are joined by a roster of special guest judges each week, including Comfort Food Tour's Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, BBQ blogger Susie Bulloch, Comfort Nation's Lazarus Lynch, Genius Kitchen's Courtney Rada and pitmaster Cameron Treu, to determine which chef exemplifies what summer is all about with their dishes and earns the $25,000 grand prize.
ULTIMATE NINJA CHALLENGE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, July 2018) In the brutal cold of the unforgiving Pacific Northwest wilderness, nine modern-day warriors take on a relentless, 24-day survival challenge based on the ancient laws of the Ninja. In Discovery's all-new series ULTIMATE NINJA CHALLENGE, eight grueling missions created by Jinichi Kawakami, the last known Ninja, will push each warrior's body, mind, and spirit to their breaking points. Those who complete the entire survival challenge will receive a final lesson from the master himself in Iga City, Japan, the legendary home of the Ninja - and prove that they can endure the Ultimate Ninja Challenge. The all-new series premieres Sunday, August 5 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Following in the footsteps of the ancient order, nine individuals each living their own interpretation of the life of a "warrior" will use their unique skills to attempt to survive challenges based on the sacred Kuji principles of the Ninja. These male and female warriors range from martial arts experts, a world-class survivalist, a UFC fighter, a veteran fireman and former military who all want to prove to themselves that they can endure any hardship when they take on the Ultimate Ninja Challenge. With limited food and water, the warriors endure harsh conditions and challenges that include trekking through a frigid swamp, surviving overnight on an icy glacier, crossing a raging river, escaping imprisonment, and more, all while enduring sleep deprivation and debilitating hunger. Failure to complete any mission will force them to leave the challenge, and only those with the strongest stamina and willpower will make it to Japan for the final challenge. This is not conventional survival - this is the Ultimate Ninja Challenge.
REALITY CUPCAKES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2018) New York baker Ashley Foxen is known for creating unique, unexpected cupcakes that resemble whatever her clients imagine. Joined by her mom Denise, brother Alex and sister Lindsay, her up-and-coming business has become the go-to spot for bite-sized edible art that can fool even the most discerning eye. In the new series Reality Cupcakes, Food Network takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Ashley and her family create cupcakes that look like anything but cupcakes. The eight-episode series premieres Monday, August 6th with back-to-back episodes at 10pm (all times ET/PT) and 10:30pm. "Ashley's creativity has a unique twist - her cupcakes are so realistic that guests are in for a big surprise when they take a bite," said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. "That's not a sushi roll, flower pot or T-bone steak - it's a fully edible sweet creation that fools the senses!"
LODGE 49 (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2018) AMC announced today an August 6 premiere date for its original series "Better Call Saul" and "Lodge 49." Season four of the critically acclaimed and Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul," produced by Sony Pictures Television, will air Monday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT immediately followed by the series premiere of "Lodge 49" at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Both series will have a presence at the ATX Television Festival, taking place June 7-10 in Austin, Texas, including a panel with "Better Call Saul" executive producer Vince Gilligan and star Bob Odenkirk, and a sneak peek screening of the "Lodge 49" premiere followed by a panel with stars Wyatt Russell and Brent Jennings and executive producers Peter Ocko and Dan Carey. "Monday nights have become a destination for our character-driven dramas, and we loved the idea of pairing these two series, which are similar in their darkly comedic tone and led by two charming yet complicated characters facing huge life moments," said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "We're excited to share the next chapter in Jimmy McGill's journey towards Saul on one of television's most celebrated shows, and to introduce viewers to the unfailingly optimistic underdog Dud, who's looking for his place and his moral purpose in a cynical and confusing world." "Lodge 49" is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who's drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and "Luminous Knight" of the order, Ernie (Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may - or may not - put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he's lost. Jim Gavin (Author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer, and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (Pushing Daisies, The Office). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti ("Billions," Sideways, Outsiders, Hoke), Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End, All Is Bright) and Jeff Freilich ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Grace and Frankie").
CASTAWAYS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2018) "Castaways" is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued. This visually stunning, new reality series follows 12 diverse individuals as they're dropped alone throughout various islets in Indonesia and challenged to survive among washed-up luggage, scattered resources and abandoned structures. "Castaways" premieres TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. The only way to leave the remote islands is to persevere long enough to be rescued or to quit. As dramatic situations unfold on an expanse of islands in the South Pacific, the series flashes back to the real lives of each participant in documentary fashion, demonstrating haunting parallels to the lives they left behind.
CARTER (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, June 2018) WGN America unveiled two new originals today, exhibiting the full spectrum of the beloved detective procedural genre: lighthearted detective comedy "Carter," starring Jerry O'Connell ("Billions"), Sydney Poitier Heartsong ("Chicago P.D.") and Kristian Bruun ("Orphan Black"), and crime drama "Gone," starring Chris Noth ("Sex and the City," "Law & Order," "The Good Wife"), Leven Ramblin (The Hunger Games) and Danny Pino ("CSI: Miami"). "Carter" is a sharp, 10-episode series that revolves around Harley Mackay (O'Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he's back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Bruun). "Carter" will make its debut on WGN America on Tuesday, August 7.
BOOMTOWN BUILDER (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, July 2018) Fueled by stories of the past, master craftsman Tim McClellan completes inspired transformations of old homes in Arizona's iconic mining "boomtowns" in DIY Network's newest series Boomtown Builder. Premiering Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode season features Tim as he draws ideas from the vivid history of each property to complete beautiful renovations for clients in the once-mining towns of Cottonwood and Jerome. While he adds modern finishes in his designs, Tim also helps families preserve original character when he salvages and repurposes materials unique to each home. "America is literally covered with little towns that sprang up out of nowhere and went boom," said Tim. "Then, when the resources ran out, they went bust leaving behind amazing homes. I help people realize their dream of living the Old West life by uncovering the history in these homes."
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, July 2017) Amazon today announced its continued growth of international production, adding a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of dramatic Amazon Original Series in the U.S. The first adaptation of Christie's classic stories, Ordeal By Innocence, began production earlier this month in the U.K. and will feature an ensemble cast, including Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife, Downton Abbey), Catherine Keener (Get Out, Capote), Ed Westwick (White Gold, Gossip Girl), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Morven Christie (The A Word). In Ordeal By Innocence, old wounds are reopened for the Argyll family when a man suddenly turns up and claims that the black sheep of the family, Jack Argyll, could not have murdered its tyrannical matriarch--for which he was accused just one year earlier. The family must come to terms with Jack's innocence and with the fact that one of them may be the real murderer. Amazon's deal with Agatha Christie Limited continues its partnership with production company Mammoth Screen and was brokered by WME.
ALL ABOUT THE WASHINGTONS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2018) All About The Washingtons is an autobiographical scripted family sitcom that follows Joey Washington (Rev Run aka Joseph Simmons) and his wife Justine Washington (Justine Simmons), playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of family kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as legendary hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine, takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. Their kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.
INSATIABLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Insatiable is a dark, twisted revenge comedy starring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, and Alyssa Milano. For years, Patty (Debby Ryan) has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated by those around her because of her weight. But now that she finds herself suddenly thin, Patty is out for payback against anyone who has ever made her feel bad about herself. Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts), a disgraced attorney whose true passion is coaching beauty pageant contestant, is the only one who sees Patty's potential, and takes her under his wing -- first as a legal client, and then as a pageant contestant whom he coaches toward becoming the top pageant queen in the country. But Bob and his wife Coralee (Alyssa Milano) have no idea how deep Patty's rage goes, or how far she will go to exact revenge on anyone who has ever wronged her. Bullies beware: payback's a bitch, revenge is sweet, and if you cross Patty, you'll be her next treat.
LA CASA DE LAS FLORES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) The dark comedy revolves around a seemingly successful and idyllic family-run flower business full of dysfunctional secrets. One day, the patriarch finds out his longtime mistress has suddenly passed away and he decides to bring their children into the household alongside his current wife and family who didn’t know they existed. The series explores the need to protect and forgive loved ones, no matter how uncomfortable.
FREAKY FRIDAY (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/10/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2018) Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("The Little Mermaid" and "Something Rotten!" on Broadway, and the stage production of "Freaky Friday") star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Freaky Friday," a music-driven, body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other's shoes. It premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 (8:00-9:45 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and will be available earlier (12:01 a.m. PDT) on DisneyNOW (to verified users) and (12:01 a.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel VOD. Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channel, said, "This movie is a creative collaboration with our Theatrical colleagues who developed an original stage musical from a beloved story. Now we've added a fresh twist by adapting it again into a movie for kids and families - with Broadway talent on and off camera - that has the potential to be a classic 'DCOM' for years to come." Tom Kitt wrote the music and Brian Yorkey penned the lyrics for "Freaky Friday." The Tony Award(R) and Pulitzer Prize-winning pair also collaborated on "If, Then" and "Next to Normal," as well as the stage version of "Freaky Friday." Eight songs from the stage production and two new songs, including one co-written by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, are performed in a theatrical pop-rock style by the cast. The script, written by Bridget Carpenter ("11.22.63," "Friday Night Lights,"), is based on her Disney Theatrical Production stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. The movie is directed by Steve Carr ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Daddy Daycare") and executive produced by Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions ("The Lion King", "Aladdin" and "Frozen" on Broadway), Carr and Susan Cartsonis ("Deidra & Laney Rob a Train," "What Women Want").
KILLER CLOSER, THE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2018) In the shadow of the Hollywood sign on the outskirts of Los Angeles are the city's roughest neighborhoods. In the late 1990s, LAPD's Foothill Homicide Unit investigated hundreds of murders, but only Detective Lindy Gligorijevic was dubbed "the killer closer". Driven by the need to give her victims a voice, Detective Gligorijevic revisits her most shocking cases with the Foothill Homicide Unit in Investigation Discovery's all-new series, THE KILLER CLOSER. Detailing how she solved each crime, and revealing how she convinced the most cold-blooded killers to confess, Detective Gligorijevic knows she can't bring closure to someone who's lost a loved one to murder, but she'll stop at nothing to get them justice. The five-episode season of THE KILLER CLOSER premieres Friday, August 10 at 10/9c, only on ID.
SUMMER TO REMEMBER, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/11/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) For viewers who dream of vacationing on the beaches of a tropical island, a trip to the South Pacific is next on the itinerary with two original movies. "A Summer to Remember" stars Catherine Bell ("JAG," "Army Wives" and Cameron Mathison ("All My Children," "Entertainment Tonight") and premieres Saturday, August 11 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Shot on location in Fiji, Bell stars as an ER doctor who retreats to the island with her teen daughter so they can reconnect and hopes to recapture the tranquility she found there years ago with her late husband. During the trip, hiking through picturesque jungles, paddle boarding, horseback riding - and possibly love - are on the agenda.
MIND YOUR BUSINESS WITH MAHISHA (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, July 2018) Powerhouse business owner Mahisha Dellinger turned a creative idea into the multi-million-dollar hair company Curls, a family of organic hair care products targeted for women embracing their natural textures. Now, in "Mind Your Business with Mahisha," she is taking on a whole new challenge: helping other female entrepreneurs live out their dreams and take their small businesses to greater heights. In each standalone episode, Mahisha meets with entrepreneurs and guides them with inspiration and a little bit of tough love. She tests their passion and determination while demanding that they give it their all - just like she did - in order to reach their goals.
BABYSITTER'S NIGHTMARE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/12/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) After taking on a babysitting job, Daphne (Brittany Underwood, The Bay) ends up fighting for her life when she spends the night escaping a malicious killer. Babysitter's Nightmare also stars Reagan Pasternak (Being Erica), Sean Whalen (The Bold and the Beautiful), Arianne Zucker (Days of Our Lives) and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT (CC.COM)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, June 2018) Comedy Central summer series, Ronny Chieng: International Student, will premiere as the #1 brand in comedy's first-ever app exclusive original series. Beginning Monday, August 13, fans can binge-watch all seven episodes of the half-hour scripted television show, Ronny Chieng: International Student, which will be available to stream exclusively on the Comedy Central App. "We're thrilled to expand our relationship with Ronny and give his fans here in the U.S. access to this truly binge-worthy series all at once," said Tanya Giles, General Manager, Comedy Central. "We've been waiting for the right project to launch in its entirety as an app-exclusive and Ronny's name-recognition combined with the habits of many Daily Show fans who stream it via the Comedy Central App, make this the perfect series to premiere on the platform." Nominated for a 2018 Australian Writers Guild Award, TV Week Australia called Ronny Chieng: International Student "hilarious," Sunday Age deemed it "screamingly hysterical" and gave it 5 stars, while the Herald Sun gave it 4 out of 4 stars and called it comedy "gold." Ronny Chieng: International Student is loosely based on Chieng's real life experience as a Chinese law student in Australia. It's a series about being caught between worlds; between childhood and adulthood, between your old life and your new life, between your parent's expectations and your own dreams - even if you haven't worked out what they are. But mostly it's about the stupid stuff that happens when you're young and don't know what the hell you're doing. In the series, which was co-written by Chieng (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Ronny plays a Malaysian student who's come to Australia to study law. He's smart, driven and competitive, which would make him the perfect law student, if he actually wanted to be a lawyer. As viewers follow Chieng from his first day on campus to the final exam of semester, he'll encounter binge-drinking Australians, pompous blazer-wearing private school kids and hyper competitive anti-social Asian students who want him to act "more Asian." A genuine outsider, Ronny is suspicious of any group that wants him as a member - be it the rowdy Australians, the Mahjong playing Asians or the blueblood... idiots. Blunt, barbed and not afraid to cut through the B.S., it's not long before Ronny is at odds with most people on campus.
RUSTIC REHAB (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2018) Amidst an idyllic backdrop of Paradise, California, HGTV's newest series Rustic Rehab follows real estate and home renovation experts David and Chenoa Rivera as they snap up outdated cabins, vacation rentals and bungalows, turn them into charming retreats and sell them to families seeking small-town life. In the eight-episode season, which premieres Thursday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, David, a real estate investor who oversees the construction, and Chenoa, a real estate agent and designer with a rustic flair, work together to flip more than 30 homes a year in this popular destination nestled in the foothills of Sierra Nevada Mountains.
DISENCHANTMENT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, May 2018) From the mind of Matt Groening, comes adult animated comedy fantasy series, Disenchantment, with 10 episodes launching on Netflix, August 17, 2018. In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson ("Bean"), Nat Faxon ("Elfo") and Eric Andre ("Luci"), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. Animation is being done by Rough Draft Studios (Futurama).
PINKY MALINKY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, March 2017) Pinky Malinky (20 episodes) - A mockumentary-style series, Pinky Malinky follows the everyday life of an infectiously positive hot dog living in a human world. Pinky's experiences will also be shared across social media and Nick's digital platforms.
LOVER IN THE ATTIC (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/18/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) Set in the 1930's, Dolly (Molly Burnett, Days of Our Lives) lived a seemingly perfect life with her husband Fred (David Fierro, The Knick), until she met and seduced their repairman, Otto (Kevin Fonteyne, Sun Records). As Dolly and Otto's affair intensifies, she secretly moves him into the attic so she could have him whenever she pleased. One night during a heated argument between Dolly and her husband, Otto bursts downstairs from the attic and kills Fred. Now the two star-crossed lovers must cover up the murder, but will they be able to keep their secret? Lover in the Attic is produced by ThinkFactory Media. Leslie Greif, Alexander Kerr and Joanne Rubino executive produce. Melora Walters serves as director and Richard Kletter and Michele Samit as writers.
PEARL IN PARADISE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/18/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Also jetting off to Fiji are Jill Wagner ("Wipeout") and Kristoffer Polaha ("Ballers," "Get Shorty") for "Pearl in Paradise" (working title) premiering Saturday, August 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Wagner stars as a photographer for a nature magazine who hopes to become its new creative director but first, she must come up with a winning angle for the cover of their 30th anniversary issue. She enlists the help of a romance novelist (Polaha), who she's convinced will help her locate a rare blue pearl buried somewhere on Fiji that was the subject of one of his bestselling books. Their adventure leads them from the comfort of a luxurious resort through the rugged yet lush jungles of the island, punctuated by cool streams and awe-inspiring waterfalls.
SHARKNADO 6 (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/19/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, May 2018) Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier -- time travel. In the ending moments of SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, SHARKNADO 6 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
DEVIL SPEAKS, THE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2018) THE DEVIL SPEAKS uses real audio recordings to peel back the layers of a case. From police interviews to recorded phone calls and voicemails, these recordings are a launching-off point as friends and family connect us with the victim and law enforcement officers walk us through the investigation. In the end, a final piece of chilling and revealing audio is the lynchpin to helping solve the investigation.
ROB RIGGLE'S SKI MASTER ACADEMY (SONY CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Sony Crackle's press release, July 2018) Sony Crackle today announced that the network's upcoming original comedy series "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy" will debut on Thursday, August 23, with a special advance debut on Amazon Fire TV through the Sony Crackle app starting Monday, August 13. In addition, the free streaming network unveiled additional guest stars joining the series, including Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding"), Christopher McDonald ("Happy Gilmore"), Noël Wells ("Master of None"), David Arquette ("Amanda & Jack Go Glamping," "Cleaners"), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos"), Jamie Chung ("Big Hero 6"), Haley Joel Osment ("Future Man," "Silicon Valley") and more. The ensemble joins previously announced guest stars Paul Scheer and Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin. The network also released new photos from the highly anticipated eight-episode summer series. In this Sony Crackle original comedy series, celebrity patriot Rob Riggle, who is mostly known for his legendary ski master movies, has invested all of his money and reputation into an Academy celebrating America's truest art form... personal watercraft riding. Rob, his legendary stunt man commandant Dirk Hamsteak (Billy Merritt) and their entire staff of instructors spend a semester defending their beloved Academy at all costs. No matter how many people criticize it... go missing... or die!
GHOUL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) From the makers of Insidious, Get Out and Udta Punjab - GHOUL is a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren't?
INNOCENTS, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, February 2018) When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point; and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever. The series stars Sorcha Groundsell (Clique, Iona, Sleeping Lions) as June, Percelle Ascott (Wizard vs. Aliens, The Weekend Movie) as Harry and Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, Memento, The King's Speech) as Halvorson.
CRAZY CAKES (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, July 2018) Crazy Cakes takes viewers behind the scenes to bakeries across America who are creating the craziest cakes imaginable. From gravity-defying wedding cakes to life-size animal replicas, this series will blow your mind as we see how these bakers create and build these delicious artistic edible creations.
MARRIED TO A MURDERER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/25/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) When Emma strikes up a romance with Ted, a wealthy man she used to admire from afar, she thinks she has finally found her soul mate. Their life together is perfect, until Ted's twin brother Frank comes back in town. While Ted took his inheritance and launched a successful business, Frank took the opposite approach and traveled the country, leaving a trail of run-ins with the law. Frank's long buried jealousy of everything his brother has, including Emma, comes to the surface and she quickly realizes that coming between the twin brothers is more dangerous than she ever imagined. Married to a Murderer stars Anna Hutchison, Austin Arnold, Aaron Arnold, Cheyenne Jackson and is produced by Quinn Television.
SWEET TASTE OF LOVE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Another destination this summer is home sweet home in "A Sweet Taste of Love" (working title) premiering Saturday, August 25 (9 p.m. ET/PT). After her divorce, Tyler returns to her hometown to spend the summer with her daughter and mother. Her mother owns and operates a local, once-popular BBQ restaurant. At her daughter's urging, Tyler signs up for the town's famous, annual BBQ competition, where she soon realizes her high-school sweetheart (Marc Blucas, "Underground," "Miss Christmas"), now a celebrity chef, is back in town and part of the contest. As the two are forced to spend time together, old feelings resurface but Tyler convinces herself she has no room for distractions, especially when there is a competition to win.
HER BOYFRIEND'S SECRET (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/26/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) When home renovator Melissa Davis (Kelly Sullivan, Too Close to Home) strikes up a new relationship with her client, John Anderson (Mark Famiglietti, Aquarius), she believes she has found the guy of her dreams. However, when John's ex, Carrie (Maiara Walsh, The Last Ship), appears with a grave warning, Melissa learns that her dream man has a dark secret. Her Boyfriend's Secret is produced by The Cartel.
AMERICA TO ME (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 8/26/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, June 2018) Starz announced today that the new unscripted 10-part series "America To Me" will premiere on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 9 PM ET/PT. This insightful documentary series created by Emmy Award(R)-winning and Oscar(R)-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail), and produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films. The official trailer provides a first look into an academic year at Chicagoland's elite Oak Park and River Forest High School. "America To Me" follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country's highest performing and diverse public schools, over the course of a year, as they grapple with decades-long racial and educational inequities - in addition to the challenges that today's teenagers face. Digging deep into the experiences of a racially diverse student population, "America to Me" sparks candid conversations about what has succeeded and what has failed in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome obstacles in our education system. In this part observational character story and part high-school confessional, James captures critical moments within this vibrant high-school ecosystem.
BIG FOOD TRUCK TIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2018) Andrew Zimmern travels the United States in search of passionate food truck entrepreneurs who are chasing the American dream of being their own boss and sharing their food with the public. What they don't know is that Andrew is going to reward one deserving culinary dreamer with $10,000 to help them take their food truck to the next level.
ONE DOLLAR (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, July 2018) CBS All Access announced today its latest original series, ONE DOLLAR, will premiere on Thursday, August 30. New episodes of ONE DOLLAR's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The newly revealed official key art for ONE DOLLAR can be downloaded here. ONE DOLLAR is a mystery set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the dollar bill and point of view in each episode paint a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as the town's secrets get revealed.
RETURN OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, July 2018) Deep in the Louisiana Bayou lives a legend. Shelby Stanga is known as the Swamp Man - and he's been ruling these parts for years. He earned a fortune hauling valuable cypress out of the muddy waters and won a reputation as King of the Swamp. But a couple years back, it all fell apart. His orders dried up, he lost everything and he retreated deep into the swamp. But life in the bayou has been turned upside down. Record flooding has destroyed homes and businesses, and now, Shelby's friends and neighbors are in trouble and need him more than ever. So the Swamp Man is springing into action. He's on a mission - to help get his fellow swampers back on their feet and get himself back on top in the process. But he won't be doing it alone - he's bringing along his new protégé Angela, and she'll need to be a quick learner because the Swamp Man will put her through the ringer. But Shelby's not stopping there. He's pulling out every toy he's got up his sleeve - including the biggest of 'em all - his forty ton barge he's lovingly nicknamed "The Leviathan." THE RETURN OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN follows Shelby's comeback. The show highlights his expertise, ingenuity, humor and overall craziness. Shelby will teach a new generation the ins and outs of the swamp. In the end, Shelby's determination to help those around him and help himself in the process will be his greatest adventure yet. And there's nothing that will stop him to get the job done.
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2018) Amazon today announced it has greenlit season two of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan ahead of its global series debut set for August 31 on Prime Video. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, from Paramount Television and Skydance Television, is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours). The creators of the series, Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), will continue to serve as Co-Showrunners. Additionally, Krasinski, who also serves as an Executive Producer, will be reunited with Wendell Pierce (The Wire) who will reprise his role as James Greer in the eight-episode second season. In season two, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. The second season commences production this summer in Europe, South America and the United States.
MODEL SQUAD (E!)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, July 2018) Known for putting fans at the crossroads of fashion and pop culture, E!'s new Fashion Week exclusive docu-series "Model Squad," produced by Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate and IMG, follows nine high-profile, in-demand supermodels in the make-or-break fashion industry. Launching in conjunction with the start of New York Fashion Week, where E! is the official multi-platform media partner of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, viewers will get an exclusive look behind the runway with a two-week premiere event beginning Tuesday, September 4th through Friday, September 14th at 8 PM ET/PT. "Model Squad" follows Daniela Braga, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Ferguson, Ping Hue, Nadine Leopold, Caroline Lowe, Ashley Moore, Shanina Shaik and Devon Windsor as they prepare for the fall fashion season. The "work hard, play hard" fleet of strong, independent and successful models will juggle relationships, friendships and hardships while navigating the cut-throat world of high fashion. This season, social media influencer and entrepreneur, Olivia Culpo, has her heart set on landing a Sports Illustrated booking, but her spirits are crushed when she has a rocky test shoot with famed photographer, Yu Tsai. Meanwhile, her friend Devon Windsor wants to expand her brand outside of modeling, which could make it even more difficult to find time for her relationship. Similarly, Caroline Lowestruggles to balance her relationship with her boyfriend and her career when she finds herself in a hotbed of wedding pressure from her boyfriend's family. Meanwhile, her friend, LA-based model Ashley Moore, decides to make the big move to New York City to be closer to the high-end modeling scene. But after meeting vivacious Brazilian super model Daniela Braga at a casting, Ashley starts second guessing whether she can make it in the big leagues of the Big Apple. After the craziness of the fall fashion season, Shanina Shaik decides to put together a staycation with the squad to decompress from their hectic schedules, but some of the girls' personalities clash. High fashion editorial and runway model Hannah Ferguson decides to take a trip to her boyfriend's home in the Virgin Islands to help with hurricane relief, which affects her more than she expected. The veteran model of the group, Ping Hue, is getting pressure from her family to change her career path and settle down but she is determined to succeed in her chosen field. Meanwhile, Nadine Leopold's career is on the rise as she books the runway show of her dreams, but the stakes are higher now that she sits among the industry's elite.
PURGE, THE (USA)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, June 2018) Thriller fans, take note: A television version of The Purge will hit USA Network this September! Following The First Purge movie this summer, The Purge series is based on Blumhouse Productions' hit franchise - and set in the same universe. The show follows several seemingly unrelated, conflicted characters as they prepare for a 12-hour period when all crime - including murder - is legal. Film creator James DeMonaco serves as writer and executive producer, while a host of familiar talent also contributes: Thomas Kelly (Copper, The Get Down) has been tapped as the showrunner, while Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning director of USA's Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G., Anthony Hemingway, will direct and executive produce the premiere episode. The Purge will premiere Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c on USA Network with the premiere and finale episodes simulcast on SYFY.
MAYANS M.C. (FX)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, June 2018) Mayans M.C., the next chapter in Kurt Sutter's award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga, premieres Tuesday, September 4 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp. The series also stars Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, and Danny Pino. Recurring stars include Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, Vincent Rocco Vargas, Maurice Compte, Gino Vento, Tony Plana and Ada Maris. Mayans M.C. was co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. Norberto Barba directs the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Sutter and Barba, with James as Co-Executive Producer. The 10-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
BAD SEED, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Executive producer, director and star Rob Lowe reimagines the iconic 1956 psychological horror film, The Bad Seed, with a new take on a cult classic. Lowe will star as a single father who seems to have everything under control. But when there is a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter Emma's (Mckenna Grace) school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved daughter. He slowly begins to question if Emma's exemplary behavior is just a façade and she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he's faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma, but ultimately must stop her from striking again. Patty McCormack, who was the youngest actor ever nominated for Best Actress in the original, will play the psychiatrist who treats Emma. Mark Wolper, Rob Lowe and Elizabeth Stephen serve as executive producers. Lowe directed from a script by Barbara Marshall.
REL (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 9/9/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) Based on the life of Lil Rel Howery ("Get Out," "Insecure," "The Carmichael Show"), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair. And not just any affair. An affair with Rel's own barber. Quite easily the worst person for your wife to sleep with, because as hard it is to find a good spouse, it's even harder to find a reliable barber. Plus, with the barbershop being one of the epicenters of neighborhood gossip, Rel finds his embarrassing business is known by everyone, including the Pastor (also played by Howery), before Rel can even process the emotions himself. Offering Rel support - that is, when they themselves aren't butting heads - are Rel's tough-talking, no-B.S. best friend, BRITTANY (Jess "Hilarious" Moore, "Wild 'N Out"), and his recently out-of-jail younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Wisdom of the Crowd"), as well as Rel's prideful DAD (Sinbad, "A Different World," "The Sinbad Show," "Jingle All The Way"), who perhaps has taken the barber news even harder than Rel. After his beloved kids move to Cleveland with their mom, Rel must begin the difficult task of rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad. He also jumps back into the dating pool - and often finds himself the victim of his own well-intentioned hubris. But, ever the optimist, he continues his search for love, respect...and a new barber.
YOU (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Starring Penn Badgley, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?" When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way. The series also stars Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell, with a special guest appearance by John Stamos. Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, and Marcos Siega serve as executive producers. Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble also wrote the first episode of the series, which was directed/executive produced by Lee Toland Krieger. Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is from Berlanti Productions, Man Sewing Dinosaur, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and A&E Studios.
ASHLEE+EVAN (E!)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, July 2018) E! shows all you need is love, family and music with the series premiere of Ashlee+Evan beginning Sunday, September 9th at 10pm ET/PT. The six-episode series begins with an hour-long episode, followed by five half-hour episodes in the subsequent weeks. The cinematic docu-drama follows Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross as they juggle their lives as soul mates, parents, musicians and artists. With the addition of their eclectic group of friends and famous family who fill their abode with laughter and love, there's never a dull moment in this young duo's household. The non-stop life of Ashlee and Evan will showcase the modern day millennial renaissance couple raising a family while building on a burgeoning career. The series follows the pair and their tight-knit group of lifelong friends, sharing the couples' creative process as they write and record their first duet album of soulful, authentic and reflective music. As a young woman who has been focused on raising two children, Ashlee is cautious about jumping back into the music world. However, she's amped to record with her actor/artist husband, and Evan would have it no other way. The expressive couple is inspired to spread the love and share their unique gift to the world while raising children in Los Angeles, being interrupted by well-meaning friends and family and prioritizing family time coast to coast from sunny Palm Springs to Evan's childhood home in Connecticut. Although this next phase of their life together will be filled with excitement and uncertainty, the couples' determination and unwavering support of one another ensures they'll be able to get it all done together. For much of their lives, Ashlee and Evan have been in the spotlight. One of the biggest names in pop music in the early 2000s, Ashlee Simpson took the music industry by storm with her hit album, "Autobiography." In addition to her successful career in film, television, and theatre, Ashlee took some time off in 2009 after becoming a full- time mom to son Bronx, now nine. After a chance meeting with musician, film and television actor Evan Ross in 2013 followed by whirlwind romance, Ashlee and Evan tied the knot in 2014 and welcomed their daughter Jagger Snow later that year. Their recent ventures also include a unisex clothing capsule line with Zadig & Voltaire they have conceived and designed named after their daughter Jagger Snow.
KIDDING (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2018) SHOWTIME has announced its new fall comedy line-up with the ninth season of its hit series SHAMELESS, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and SAG Award(R) winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum, premiering on Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of the new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), at 10 p.m. ET/PT. KIDDING centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. The series also stars Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Judy Greer (Married). Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues. Greer stars as Jeff's estranged wife and their son is played by Cole Allen. Guest stars include Justin Kirk (WEEDS) and Ginger Gonzaga (I'M DYING UP HERE). KIDDING was created and is executive produced by Dave Holstein (WEEDS, Raising Hope), who wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. The series is also executive produced by Gondry, who is directing several episodes, including the premiere. In addition, KIDDING is executive produced by Carrey, Michael Aguilar (I'M DYING UP HERE), Roberto Benabib (WEEDS), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet), Emmy nominee Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Jim Garavente (Bad Words).
FIRST, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 9/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2018) Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), the crew contends with peril and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history.
DRAGON PRINCE, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands. All episodes of The Dragon Prince (Aaron Ehasz, Avatar: The Last Airbender) streaming September 14.
WRONG FRIEND, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/14/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2018) The moment Riley meets Chris, she thinks he is handsome, charming and affectionate. He seemed perfect, but after a party at his house, Riley sees that Chris has a darker side. His adoration turns to obsession, her dream into a nightmare and she must figure out what he is after. The Wrong Friend stars Vivica A. Fox, Michael Pare, Jared Scott and Tracy Nelson and is produced by Hybrid, LLC.
WARRIORS OF LIBERTY CITY (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 9/16/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, July 2018) Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the new unscripted six-part series "Warriors of Liberty City" will premiere on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 8:00 PM ET/PT. This perceptive documentary series is created by PGA award-winning director and producer Evan Rosenfeld ("Vice World of Sports," ESPN's "30 for 30" series "The U" and "Broke"), and it is executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Entertainment and Shed Media, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television. "Warriors of Liberty City" explores Liberty City, a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Florida, that is arguably the NFL's largest, most successful football factory. The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: hip-hop pioneer Luther Campbell, better known as "Uncle Luke." Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar(R) for Moonlight, the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson and Teddy Bridgewater. Beyond football, the Liberty City Warriors Optimist Club is a youth organization that sponsors sports teams, dance, cheerleading, tutoring and academic support. Life, like football, is a contact sport, and for the kids and family of Liberty City, being a Warrior holds the key to both. "Warriors of Liberty City" made its world premiere with the first episode at the 2018 SXSW Festival in the Episodic category, making it the first documentary series to be accepted into the category.
RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 9/17/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, July 2018) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans emerged at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 for Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel where new voice cast--Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Graham as April O'Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter--along with the co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen shared what to expect in the latest incarnation of Turtles and reinvention of the world famous franchise. Moderated by Keely Flaherty (BuzzFeed), the panel included behind-the-scenes reveals and never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series. Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey emerge from the sewers and tap into undiscovered ninja powers in Nickelodeon's reimagined, 2D-animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, debuting Monday, Sept. 17. The action-comedy series follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. In the months following, the series will premiere globally across Nickelodeon's channels and branded blocks in 170+ countries and territories. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the Turtles on all-new adventures as they master new powers, encounter absurd mutants and battle bizarre villains, each with their own motivations. Ranging from mystics, mutants and madmen, new creatures and villains emerge to take on Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey in battles across New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the brothers learn to work together and navigate the perils of New York City and the hidden realms below in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.
DRAGON PILOT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Recently stationed Air Self-Defence Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.
GOOD COP, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) In The Good Cop, Tony Danza plays Tony Sr., a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
HILDA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) A production of Silvergate Media, the makers of Octonauts, in collaboration with Mercury Filmworks, Hilda transforms the Eisner-Award nominated graphic novels by Luke Pearson and published by Nobrow into an incredible animated adventure for older kids. The series follows the journey of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she makes new friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stranger –and sometimes more dangerous– than she ever expected. Netflix members worldwide will be able to join Hilda on her thrills and escapdes beginning in 2018.
MAGNUM P.I. (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs back-up on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, John Fox and Danielle Woodrow are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Lin directed the pilot from a script by Lenkov and Guggenheim.
MANIFEST (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny. The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. Jeff Rake will write and executive produce. David Frankel will direct and executive produce the pilot. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive produce. "Manifest" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Compari Entertainment.
FBI (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the "Law & Order" franchise, FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These first-class agents bring all their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence, in order to keep New York and the country safe. Craig Turk, Dick Wolf, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski and Niels Arden Oplev (pilot only) are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Oplev directed the pilot from a story by Wolf and Turk, and a script by Turk.
NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof - and return it to the glory that put it on the map. The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine. David Schulner will write and executive produce. Kate Dennis will direct and executive produce the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer will produce. "New Amsterdam" is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.
COOL KIDS, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) From executive producer Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") and starring Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier ("The Carmichael Show," "In Living Color"), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull ("Veep", "Roseanne"), Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan ("Will and Grace," "American Horror Story") and Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence ("Mama's Family," "The Carol Burnett Show"), THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun - because, at their age, what do they really have to lose. HANK (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include CHARLIE (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and SID (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in. Complicating matters is MARGARET (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she's not going to take crap from anyone - especially not these three. But what unites them all is their shared belief that they're not done yet - not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. Our self-proclaimed "cool kids" are determined to make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet.
GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) GOD FRIENDED ME stars Brandon Micheal Hall in a humorous, uplifting drama about Miles Finer (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), an online journalist. Brought together by the "God Account," the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he'll play along and, in the process, change his life forever. Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Siega directed the pilot from a script by Lilien & Wynbrandt.
NEIGHBORHOOD, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) THE NEIGHBORHOOD stars Cedric the Entertainer as an opinionated neighbor in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. When Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home. Jim Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment), Wendi Trilling, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Rhone and James Burrows (pilot) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Burrows directed the pilot from a script by Reynolds.
HAPPY TOGETHER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) HAPPY TOGETHER stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West in a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when Cooper (Felix Mallard), an exuberant young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them. Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe, Ben Winston, Harry Styles, Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Phill Lewis directed the pilot from a script by McAuliffe and Earl.
I FEEL BAD (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From executive producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect. The cast includes Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley. Aseem Batra will write and executive produce. Julie Anne Robinson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Amy Poehler, Dave Becky and Josh Maurer also executive produce. "I Feel Bad" is produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
INTO THE DARK (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2018) In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Hulu unveiled Into The Dark, a brand new horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum's independent TV studio. The series will include 12 standalone super-sized episodes, with a new installment released on the first Friday of every month throughout the year. Each episode is inspired by a holiday from the month of it release, but all will feature Blumhouse's signature genre/thriller spin on the story. Blumhouse Television, drawing on its deep talent relationships, is working with a broad section of filmmakers, creators and actors to bring this unique, first-of-its-kind series to Hulu audiences.
ALL AMERICAN (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School's football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer's mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it's an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy's son, Jordan (the team's starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father's attention - or the team spotlight - with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan's sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes - and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good. Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. ALL AMERICAN stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Karimah Westbrook. ALL AMERICAN is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers April Blair ("Reign"), Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Riverdale"), Sarah Schechter ("The Flash," "Riverdale") and Rob Hardy ("Power").
CHARMED (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) "Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women's studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel's amused dismay) and going "on" again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother's death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn't know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who's been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can't handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others' thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don't worry, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation... or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women's studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they're actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he's not really a professor, he's their "Whitelighter," a witch's advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother's death was no accident - she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It's a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones... and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us... one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together... even if they have no idea what they're really up against. Starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, Ser'Darius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki . Based on the original series, CHARMED is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica O'Toole ("Jane The Virgin"), Amy Rardin ("Jane The Virgin"), Jennie Snyder Urman ("Jane The Virgin"), Ben Silverman ("The Office"), Brad Silberling ("Jane The Virgin") and Carter Covington ("Faking It").
LEGACIES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It's here that Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults - including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby - come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves... in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be - or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies. LEGACIES stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. LEGACIES is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), Brett Matthews ("The Vampire Diaries"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Gina Girolamo ("The Originals").
HOMECOMING (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, July 2018) Here's your first look at Prime Video's upcoming mind-bending psychological thriller, Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (Creator of Mr. Robot). Homecoming premieres 11/2 on Prime Video. Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi quickly realizes that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself.
SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the '80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson's unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The show follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who's joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M's best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.