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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
TALE, THE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/26/18 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, April 2018) The HBO Films presentation THE TALE will debut SATURDAY, MAY 26 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). THE TALE follows Jennifer (Laura Dern) as she faces life-altering questions when a short story she wrote for school at age 13 forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. The film is based on award-winning writer-director Jennifer Fox's own true story. THE TALE also stars Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard, with Common and Ellen Burstyn.
BREAK WITH MICHELLE WOLF, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2018) The Break with Michelle Wolf, a weekly half hour variety/sketch series, launches Sunday, May 27 on Netflix. With four years of working on shows including, The Daily Show and Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, it's now Michelle's turn to host and her new weekly show will take a break from the seriousness of today's late night comedy. Michelle Wolf will also be hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, April 28.
FOURTH ESTATE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/18 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, April 2018) SHOWTIME has debuted the official trailer for its original documentary series, THE FOURTH ESTATE, directed and produced by Emmy(R)-winning and Oscar(R)-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?). Examining the inner workings of The New York Times during President Donald J. Trump's first year in office, the four-episode docu-series will be available across SHOWTIME platforms including On Demand and streaming on Sunday, May 27. The first 90-minute episode of the series will debut on-air on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, following its world premiere as the closing night film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Subsequent episodes will air on SHOWTIME on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
1968: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, April 2018) From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog comes a CNN Original Series Event, 1968. Airing over two nights - Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 between 9 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET- the four-part docuseries goes back 50 years to explore 1968, a year marked by seismic shifts in American politics, social movements, global relations and cultural icons that changed the modern landscape. Using never-before-seen archival footage and contemporary interviews with journalists, historians, and notable figures, the series maps the tumultuous events of the entire year, from the assassinations of MLK and RFK to escalating anti-Vietnam War sentiment and civil rights struggles.
GIRL IN THE BUNKER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/28/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2018) Following last year's harrowing true story, Girl in the Box that reached over two million viewers, Lifetime presents the disturbing new original movie Girl in the Bunker, based on the true story of Elizabeth Shoaf who was abducted and held captive in a hidden underground bunker. The dark, psychological drama stars Henry Thomas (E.T.), Julia LaLonde (Anne of Green Gables) and Moira Kelly (One Tree Hill) and is set to debut Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at 8pm ET/PT. While walking home from the school bus stop, a man dressed as sheriff's deputy handcuffs Elizabeth (LaLonde) for marijuana possession and marches her deep into the woods against her protests and placed in an underground bunker. Elizabeth's sudden disappearance sparks a massive police search with hundreds of volunteers and officers fanning through miles of dense woodland while helicopters circled overhead. At the mercy of a dangerous and psychologically unhinged captor, Vinson Filyaw (Thomas), a fugitive sexual predator, Elizabeth realizes that in order to survive, she must take matters into her own hands and gradually began to win his trust as she plots her escape. Kelly portrays Elizabeth's mother Madeline.
LAKE PLACID: LEGACY (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 5/28/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, April 2018) A group of Urban Explorers venture to a mysterious lake and uncover secrets buried for twenty-five years. They quickly discover they are not alone and encounter a deadly threat that can kill them all.
CULTS AND EXTREME BELIEF (A&E)
· [series premiere - special night] · 5/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, April 2018) Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organizations, goes on a search to uncover how these sects use their influence to prey upon people's desperation to create powerful and often destructive belief systems. Each episode will take an immersive look at one currently active group through the eyes of past devotees and get perspective from believers and leaders that are still inside.
HUNTING ISIS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2018) HISTORY(R) follows a group of veteran and civilian volunteers who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight against ISIS alongside local militias in the original documentary series, "Hunting ISIS." The 6-episode series premieres on Tuesday, May 29 at 10pm ET/PT. Following its broadcast on HISTORY, the series will air on VICELAND on Sunday, June 3 at 10pm ET/PT. "Hunting ISIS," a co-production of HISTORY and VICELAND, is produced by Delirio Films and directed by Sebastiano Tomada. John Battsek ("Restrepo," "Searching for Sugarman") serves as Executive Producer alongside Delirio's Rafael Marmor and Christopher Leggett. The terrorist organization known as ISIS emerged as a menace in the Middle East years before most in the West took notice of their attacks abroad. More brutal than Al Qaeda before them, ISIS took advantage of chaos caused by Syria's still-raging Civil War and the United States' withdrawal from Iraq to recruit heavily in the region. In 2014, the world watched as they swept across Iraq and Syria, capturing wide territories and ruthlessly killing or enslaving anyone who showed signs of resistance as they declared themselves the "Islamic State." Local forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition of western military powers began fighting back, but progress has taken years. Not content to sit back and watch ISIS devastate the Middle East from afar, scores of western volunteers have since traveled to region to join the fight against the terrorist group. Through the eyes of American fighters embedded with the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, and medics supporting a coalition of local forces in Iraq, "Hunting ISIS" follows these men as they begin the difficult push to retake ISIS' capital cities. Completely unpaid and unsupported by their governments, western volunteers have many reasons for joining the fight. Some are military veterans craving the familiar adrenaline rush and brotherhood of combat, who shoulder a sense of unfinished business in the Middle East. Some are civilians eager to test their mettle while searching for a greater purpose. All are united in their determination to defend the innocent and end the atrocities being committed by ISIS. With unprecedented access, this documentary series witnesses their unique role in one of the defining conflicts of our time, exploring what's driving these men to war.
100 CODE (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, February 2018) WGN America announced today that its much-anticipated crime drama "100 Code" will premiere on Tuesday, May 29 at 10/9c. Starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as New York Detective Tommy Conley and the late Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as the by-the-book Swedish detective Mikael Eklund, the 12-episode series was created by Academy Award(R) winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby). "100 Code" is an exceptional television show that underscores our commitment to high quality original series," said Gavin Harvey, President, WGN America. "We are very excited to add this highly anticipated international thriller to our industry-leading lineup of scripted crime dramas." "100 Code" is a tense crime thriller, following the hunt for a serial killer who targets young, blonde and blue-eyed women, found dead in fields of flowers. Through a special arrangement with the NYPD, Detective Tommy Conley (Monaghan) is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm PD, as he suspects a connection between a series of murders in New York and a death in Sweden. Upon arrival in Stockholm, he is paired with Mikael Eklund (Nyqvist), a Swedish cop with an aversion to American culture. Both detectives despise each other, but the two are quickly forced to resolve their differences as the mysterious killings continue. With the vicious killer still at large, Conley and Eklund embark on a hunt that leads the duo down a path of no return.
REVERIE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, April 2018) NBC has set premiere dates for its new immersive-reality drama series "Reverie," starring Sarah Shahi and Golden Globe Award nominee Dennis Haysbert, as well as last summer's #1 new scripted series, "Marlon." "Reverie" will launch Wednesday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following NBC's popular summer alternative series "American Ninja Warrior." From Mickey Fisher, the creator of "Extant," this grounded new thriller follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert), brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced immersive virtual-reality program in which you can live out your wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself. The cast also includes Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jessica Lu and Kathryn Morris.
13 NOVEMBRE: FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2018) The three-part documentary exploring the human stories behind the Parisian terrorist attacks on November 13th, 2015 will launch on the service on June 1st, 2018.
C.B. STRIKE (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, May 2018) C.B. Strike is a war veteran turned private detective who operates out of a tiny office in London's Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving complex crimes that have baffled the police. Based on the bestselling novels written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the CINEMAX three-part miniseries C.B. STRIKE debuts FRIDAY, JUNE 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes subsequent Fridays at the same time. Tom Burke ("Only God Forgives") stars as private detective Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") stars as Robin Ellacott, his new assistant and protégé, in the show, which is produced in association with BBC One. C.B. STRIKE launches with three one-hour episodes based on "The Cuckoo's Calling," the first book in the trilogy, followed by adaptations of the remaining two books, "The Silkworm" and "Career of Evil," both of which consist of two one-hour episodes. C.B. STRIKE was filmed in and around London.
RENOVATION REALITIES: DALE JR. & AMY (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, April 2018) Third-generation race car champion and NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy, an interior designer, will transform a dilapidated 150-year-old historic home in Key West, Florida into a gorgeous coastal retreat in DIY Network's new series Renovation Realities: Dale Jr. & Amy. The four-episode series, which premieres Saturday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will showcase Dale Jr.'s love of home improvement and Amy's design expertise as they overcome the trials of this massive renovation. Challenges include a crumbling foundation, rotted walls infested with termites and bees, and a major construction delay due to Hurricane Irma. "We saw this rundown old house in the Key West historic district - it was a cat sanctuary," said Dale Jr. "It was the only house within blocks that was in this shape." Added Amy, "It's a huge eyesore, but I have a vision for how we can bring it back to life." During the season, Dale Jr. and Amy will restore the neglected property to its original charm, from excavating faulty plumbing to whitewashing century-old bricks that will be used to build a bathroom accent wall. To create the perfect vacation home, the couple and their construction team will open the main level to provide a large entertaining space and will reconfigure the two-story floorplan to add a guest bedroom and two bathrooms. In addition, the backyard will be converted into an idyllic tropical getaway complete with an outdoor kitchen, dining area, pool and hot tub.
MARRYING MR. DARCY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/2/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Pascale Hutton ("When Calls the Heart," "Sanctuary") and Kavan Smith ("When Calls the Heart," "Supernatural") host the network's "2018 June Weddings Preview Special," premiering Saturday, May 19 (11:00 p.m. ET/PT) giving viewers a sneak peek at the four original movie premieres in the network's annual June Weddings programming event, celebrating the joy and romance of the season. Shot on location on the beautiful grounds of Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, a popular local wedding venue, the special is sure to have viewers ready to say, "I Do." During the half-hour special, Hutton and Smith will share with viewers exclusive clips from June Weddings movies, starting with "Marrying Mr. Darcy" starring Cindy Busby ("Royal Hearts," "Date My Dad") and Ryan Paevey ("General Hospital"), premiering Saturday, June 2 (9:00 pm ET/PT), which is the follow-up to 2016's popular "Unleashing Mr. Darcy." Next up is "The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells," a follow-up to last year's "The Perfect Bride" starring Hutton and Smith and premiering Saturday, June 9 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Becca Tobin ("Glee") and Niall Matter ("When Calls the Heart") star in "Love at First Dance" premiering Saturday, June 16 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Jack Wagner ("The Young and The Restless") and Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") are joined by Andrew Walker and Merritt Patterson in "Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New" premiering Saturday, June 23 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
BURIED IN THE BACKYARD (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/18 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, May 2018) "Buried in the Backyard" examines true-crime stories of victims found buried in the most unsuspecting of places. While most people enjoy their backyard as a safe haven, others are not so lucky when they discover the horrors lurking beneath well-trimmed hedges and manicured fences. Uncovering the remains is only the beginning, however, as each hour-long episode follows a unique police investigation to identify the body, determine a cause of death and find the person responsible. Captivating recreations, along with first-hand accounts from those closest to the victims and law enforcement agents involved in the case, bring each shocking tale to life. As investigators dig into the "how" and "why" surrounding each crime, viewers are taken on an unpredictable journey and reminded that this could happen to anyone - in any home, in any neighborhood.
WEDDING AND A MURDER, A (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, May 2018) "A Wedding and a Murder" examines the true stories of engagements, weddings, and picture-perfect honeymoons that went from joyous celebration to untimely death. Each hour-long episode will expose a grisly homicide set against the backdrop of what appears to be wedded bliss. The series will chronicle many cases including the well-known disappearance of Annie Le, a young beautiful Yale student who vanished before her wedding as well as Gail and Rick Brink, happy newlyweds whose marriage ended in a tragedy and remained unsolved for decades until an unexpected witness revealed a disturbing family secret. From the bride and groom, to a family member, or even a jealous wedding guest - anyone could be the victim or suspect when marriage serves as the powerful catalyst for murder.
POSE (FX)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, April 2018) FX has set the premiere date for its new dance musical series Pose, which will debut on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 9 PM et/pt on FX. Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Canals is a co-executive producer, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay also serve as producers. The eight-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple "Stan" and "Patty," who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters' financial kingpin boss "Matt."
WRONG MAN (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, May 2018) Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), released today the key art and official trailer for its new original series "Wrong Man" set to premiere Sunday, June 3rd at 9PM ET/PT. This groundbreaking six-episode documentary series from Academy Award(R) and seven-time Emmy(R)-nominated and Peabody(R) and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost), examines three different cases of inmates who have been incarcerated for decades and claim they are innocent. The series will uncover new theories, offer alternate suspects and reveal startling new evidence that could prove these inmates are not guilty. In "Wrong Man," Berlinger's cameras follow a team of esteemed legal, investigative and forensic experts including renowned civil rights attorney Ronald Kuby, former prosecutor Sue-Ann Robinson, retired NCIS investigator Joe Kennedy, and Ira Todd, a member of Detroit's elite Homicide Task Force, as they re-investigate the cases of three inmates who have been locked up for decades and claim they are innocent.
SUCCESSION (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2018) SUCCESSION: This drama series follows the Roy family - Logan Roy and his four adult children - who control one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. The show tracks the lives of the key members as they grapple with what the future will hold for them as their aging father begins to step back from the company. The ten-episode season stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang. Created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter and Mark Mylod. Debuts in June.
EXTINCT OR ALIVE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere - special time] · 6/3/18 at 10:08 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, May 2018) What if extinct animals weren't really extinct? The methods used to declare a species extinct are not as fool proof as people might assume. From eyewitness accounts to last known photographs, there is evidence that suggests some of these creatures are still very much alive in the wild. The search is on for wildlife adventurer and biologist Forrest Galante, as he explores the real stories behind animals thought to be gone forever and tries to prove their existence so he can protect them and help them thrive again. EXTINCT OR ALIVE premieres on Animal Planet on Saturday, June 10 at 9PM ET/PT but you can catch a sneak peek episode during Monster Week on June 3 at 10PM ET/PT.
FIVE POINTS (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/18 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:00 PM-12:30 PM EST
(from Facebook Watch's press release, May 2018) The official trailer for the upcoming scripted series, FIVE POINTS on Facebook Watch, from Executive Producer Kerry Washington & Indigenous Media has released today. Premiering June 4, Five Points on Facebook Watch will debut with three episodes available at 9am PT/12pm ET. The ten-episode series, follows five students at a South Side Chicago high school who each experience a life-changing event from a different point of view and stars popstar and actress Hayley Kiyoko (CSI: Cyber, Insidious: Chapter 3, Jem and the Holograms), Madison Pettis (The Game Plan, The Fosters), Spence Moore II (A.P Bio), Ray Cham Jr. (Disney XD's MECH-X4) and Nathaniel Potvin (Disney XD's MECH-X4).
PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES: CULTS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2018) PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES: CULTS explores how destructive and terrifying cults can be to cult members and their families. Each of the 6 one-hour episodes dives deep inside a twisted American cult, building to that pivotal moment when blind worship turns violent and even deadly. From Jonestown to the Army of God, PEOPLE reporters are on the front lines, revealing the untold stories of power-crazed cult leaders using mind control, sex, and violence to manipulate and dominate followers. Each episode follows PEOPLE's trusted journalists as they doggedly investigate the evolution of these cults, expose their bizarre and brutal day-to-day rituals, and speak first-hand to survivors who narrowly escaped lives of misery to put their cult nightmares finally behind them.
DIETLAND (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/4/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, March 2018) AMC announced today, on International Women's Day, the darkly comedic series "Dietland," from executive producer Marti Noxon, will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The extraordinarily timed series unveils one woman's journey to self-awakening while exploring a multitude of issues faced by women today - including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic beauty standards. Based on Sarai Walker's 2015 best-selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name, "Dietland" stars Joy Nash ("The Mindy Project," "Twin Peaks") as lead Plum Kettle, and Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," "ER") as Kitty Montgomery. Marti Noxon ("Mad Men,""UnREAL,") serves as executive producer, writer, showrunner and directs multiple episodes on the series. Filmed on location in New York City, the 10-episode series follows Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York's hottest fashion magazines, as she struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.
EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE (TV ONE)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, April 2018) How would you survive inside the justice system if you were convicted of a crime that you did not commit? TV One's EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE spotlights the unbelievable true stories of four people who endured this life-altering nightmare - innocent of crimes for which they were arrested and ultimately imprisoned. Premiering Monday, June 4 at 10/9c PM on TV One and hosted by acclaimed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, each one-hour episode of Evidence of Innocence focuses on one wrongfully convicted man or woman - Lisa Roberts, Richard Miles, Melonie Ware and Mark Schand - each faced with the enormous challenge of maintaining faith while awaiting the opportunity to prove their innocence. Locked in cells for years upon years, wrestling with fear, maddening loneliness, suicide-inducing despair, these survivors who somehow endured the struggle to have their cases overturned and regain their freedom, share their riveting accounts with Attorney Crump. Attorney Crump, who formerly served as President of the National Bar Association, has dedicated his career to bringing justice to those who are marginalized by the legal system and proves an insightful guide through each Evidence of Innocence journey. Crump served as the lead attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Alesia Thomas, and is a vanguard in the fight against police brutality. An Emmy and NAACP Image Award winner, acclaimed television and film producer Rushion McDonald (The Steve Harvey Show, Jamie Foxx, Think Like A Man) of 3815 Media is the series executive producer and creator, in partnership with Jupiter Entertainment. McDonald said that he was moved to create Evidence of Innocence in response to all the national headlines chronicling the racial injustice in America's justice system. "As Attorney Crump says," McDonald recalls, "all you have to do is sit in the back of a court room and you'll see that justice is not equal in this country." Evidence of Innocence, however, with its stirring tales of perseverance, is different from any other true crime show. He maintains, "Even though these persons received the blunt end of a bad deal, their stories are inspiring."
UNAPOLOGETIC WITH AISHA TYLER (AMC)
· [series premiere - special time] · 6/4/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2018) AMC announced today that it has greenlit a "Dietland" companion talk show, "Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler." Produced for AMC by Embassy Row ("Talking Dead," "Beyond Stranger Things," "Watch What Happens Live"), the unscripted series hosted by Tyler ("Criminal Minds," "Archer") will air live on Mondays beginning June 4, immediately following episodes of AMC's new original series "Dietland." The first episode of "Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler" will air on Monday, June 4 at 11:00 pm after two back-to-back episodes of "Dietland," and will then move to its regular weekly timeslot of 10:00 pm ET the following week. Unlike a conventional after show confined to the companion series itself, "Unapologetic" will feature Tyler leading a topical discussion around the broader, female-centric issues and themes that "Dietland" explores. Tyler will be talking with celebrity fans, series actors and producers, as well as relevant journalists, writers, comedians and other tastemakers. Embassy Row's Michael Davies and Amanda McPhillips serve as executive producers.
CONDOR (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, January 2018) "Condor," AUDIENCE Network's new conspiracy thriller series produced by MGM Television and Skydance Television, will premiere on Wednesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the novel "Six Days of the Condor" by James Grady and screenplay "Three Days of the Condor" by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel the series will follow a young CIA analyst who stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions. Teleplay by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, "Condor" stars Max Irons, William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Angel Bonanni, Kristen Hager, with Mira Sorvino, and Bob Balaban; special guest star Brendan Fraser. Smilovic serves as showrunner and executive producer for the series.
MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, January 2018) "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) - two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging. "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, Emma Lahana, Jaime Zevallos, and J.D. Evermore. The series will premiere on Thursday, June 7 (8:00 - 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski ("Underground," "Heroes") serves as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders"), Marvel's head of Television, and Jim Chory ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders") also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love & Basketball") directed the first episode.
AMERICAN WOMAN (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Paramount Network's press release, January 2018) "American Woman," a new half-hour scripted dramedy set amid the sexual revolution and rise of feminism in the 1970s will premiere on Paramount Network on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The 12- episode series from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, "Suburgatory"), Mena Suvari (American Beauty, "Chicago Fire") and Jennifer Bartels ("Broken"). Inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards ("Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), "American Woman" follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband amid the rise of second-wave feminism in 1970s Los Angeles. Bonnie also comes to rely on the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Suvari) and Diana (Bartels), as they each discover their own brand of independence in a glamorous and ever-changing world reluctant to give it.
SWAMP MYSTERIES WITH TROY LANDRY (HISTORY)
· [series premiere - special time] · 6/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2018) Alligator season may be over in Louisiana but King of the Swamp, Troy Landry, is still on the hunt. Fielding distress calls from family, friends and neighbors across the South, Landry teams with local experts in a wild chase to help save America from hostile, menacing and often mysterious creatures. It's a battle of wills between a legendary man and beasts in HISTORY's new six-episode nonfiction series "Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry," premiering Thursday, June 7 at 10PM ET/PT following the season nine finale of HISTORY's hit series "Swamp People." After its debut, "Swamp Mysteries with Troy Landry" moves to its regular timeslot on Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT on HISTORY. Landry's travels lead him to confront "El Diablo," a behemoth gator on the attack in Mississippi; "Garzilla," a man-sized garfish with a taste for flesh in Louisiana; feral hogs in Texas; bull sharks in Louisiana; and pythons fighting gators in Florida - just a few of the many animals and locations investigated in each new episode. Using years of alligator hunting experience, Landry aids in tackling the threat posed by these intimidating animals as he discovers who they are and the myths behind them, and witnesses first-hand the havoc they can wreak on the environment, property and even residents.
MUSIC CITY FIX (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, May 2018) Business is booming for expert house flippers Dave and Kortney Wilson who star in the new HGTV home renovation series Music City Fix. Premiering Thursday, June 7, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the 10-episode season will follow the couple as they breathe new life into old, rundown homes in Nashville's most desirable neighborhoods. The series will feature Dave and Kortney as they manage limited timelines and tight budgets to create beautiful designs that transform property disasters into stunning dream homes. "We buy houses cheap, make them gorgeous and sell them for big profit," said Dave. "There's always a challenge that comes with taking on an older house," added Kortney. "Sometimes there's a lot to preserve and sometimes we have to create things that bring character into the house."
HOLLOW, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Perplexing mystery awaits viewers in the new animated-action series, The Hollow, a Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. production. The series opens with three teens, Adam, Kai and Mira, as they awake confused and alone in an underground bunker. Wandering through a maze of bizarre towns, odd time portals, dangerous beasts and quirky characters, the three strangers are forced to band together as they search for a way back home. Members around the world can look forward to thrills and intrigue when The Hollow debuts exclusively on Netflix in 2018.
TREEHOUSE DETECTIVES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) From Saban Brands and Korean studio Sunwoo Animation comes Treehouse Detectives, a new CG animated children’s series following two curious bears that are no strangers to adventure. Big-hearted Toby and his more rational sister Teri form a snap team of detectives, called upon to solve the neighborhood’s mysteries – What happened to the snowman? Where did all the caterpillars go? Why do leaves fall from the trees? Fueled by teamwork and determination, the two bears and their lovable friends leave no mystery unsolved in this animated series for preschoolers. Season 1 of Treehouse Detectives will launch on Netflix around the world in 2018, and at a later date in South Korea.
JUST ANOTHER IMMIGRANT (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, April 2018) SHOWTIME has announced the premiere of a new docu-comedy unscripted series centered around popular UK comedian Romesh Ranganathan, JUST ANOTHER IMMIGRANT. The 10-episode, half-hour series will air two episodes on Fridays beginning June 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. JUST ANOTHER IMMIGRANT is a comedic docuseries that follows Romesh Ranganathan, one of the most popular stand-ups in the UK, as he uproots his entire family - his supportive wife, their three kids, his Sri Lankan mother and his eccentric uncle - and immigrates to the U.S. Displaced in Los Angeles, Ranganathan attempts to find success and happiness, while rebuilding a life from scratch. In addition to his efforts to adapt, he has committed himself to booking a U.S. gig - the 6,000-seat Greek Theater - with only three months to sell it out. The series chronicles the true-life adventures of this modern immigrant family and the obstacles of making it in today's America.
BIG HERO 6 THE SERIES (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/18 at 9:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 AM-9:30 AM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, March 2017) Disney XD has ordered an early second season of the highly anticipated "Big Hero 6 The Series" before the first season premieres this fall, with Emmy Award-winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi (the team behind the global hit Disney Channel series "Kim Possible") as executive producers. Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, the series stars Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Brooks Wheelan as Fred, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD. Buhaj said, "Mark, Bob and Nick have delivered a dynamic adventure series that follows the Big Hero 6 superhero team, led by audience favorites Hiro and Baymax. We are honored to have the opportunity to further expand the elaborate world and engaging characters of 'Big Hero 6 The Series' with this early second season order." The Disney Television Animation-produced series picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.
PRICE OF DUTY, THE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/18 at 6:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, May 2018) "The Price of Duty" follows dedicated detectives from across the country as they recount their stories of complex cases that have emotionally impacted and changed their lives forever. Each episode explores the emotional rollercoaster of how investigators sacrificed their personal lives to solve these seemingly impossible cases. They shed their stoic exteriors to expose their vulnerability and reveal the personal struggles they endured while working tirelessly to solve these unthinkable crimes. With first-hand narrative of the detectives, along with their families, the victim's families and other law enforcement involved, the show reveals the impact these horrific crimes had on everyone involved. The remarkable stories demonstrate how the detectives put everything on the line to help grieving families find justice while becoming ingrained in their lives forever.
DODO HEROES (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2018) Animal Planet and The Dodo (part of Group Nine Media and a leading animal brand on digital), come together on this all-new series that features inspiring stories of animals from around the globe in dire need, and those who go to unimaginable lengths to help them. The series documents true heroes and the animals they save, including, among other stories, Pen Farthing, a former British Royal Marine who has reunited more than 700 street dogs with the soldiers who befriended them while serving in Afghanistan; an Australian family whose life's mission is to save the rapidly declining Koala population; and Derrick Campana who has dedicated his life to building custom prosthetics and braces for animals of all sizes, from elephants to rabbits.
I WANT THAT WEDDING (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, May 2018) Lori Allen and Monte Durham are back to "jack up" more brides in the tenth season of TLC's SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, returning Saturday, June 9 at 8/7c, followed by freshman series I WANT THAT WEDDING, premiering at 9/8c, which invites viewers inside the wedding planning process. Although finding a dream dress can be stressful, it is only one of many things on a bride's to-do list. When it comes to wedding planning, deciding on a budget is nerve-racking, and engaged couples don't always see eye to eye when it comes to how much - or how little - to spend on their nuptials. Every couple goes through it and now there is a perfect way to hash out an ideal budget for the big day. In TLC's brand-new series I WANT THAT WEDDING, premiering Saturday, June 9 at 9/8c, experienced wedding planners take their newly engaged clients to three different weddings: one that is equivalent to what the bride wants to spend, one at the groom's price point and one in-between. The twist, however, is that the couple won't know the cost of these weddings until the end of the experiment - and viewers will play along at home as they try to guess what things cost and which wedding most inspired each couple. When it's all said and done, the couples will agree on a budget and finally be able to declare I WANT THAT WEDDING!
PERFECT BRIDE, THE: WEDDING BELLS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/9/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Pascale Hutton ("When Calls the Heart," "Sanctuary") and Kavan Smith ("When Calls the Heart," "Supernatural") host the network's "2018 June Weddings Preview Special," premiering Saturday, May 19 (11:00 p.m. ET/PT) giving viewers a sneak peek at the four original movie premieres in the network's annual June Weddings programming event, celebrating the joy and romance of the season. Shot on location on the beautiful grounds of Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, a popular local wedding venue, the special is sure to have viewers ready to say, "I Do." During the half-hour special, Hutton and Smith will share with viewers exclusive clips from June Weddings movies, starting with "Marrying Mr. Darcy" starring Cindy Busby ("Royal Hearts," "Date My Dad") and Ryan Paevey ("General Hospital"), premiering Saturday, June 2 (9:00 pm ET/PT), which is the follow-up to 2016's popular "Unleashing Mr. Darcy." Next up is "The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells," a follow-up to last year's "The Perfect Bride" starring Hutton and Smith and premiering Saturday, June 9 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Becca Tobin ("Glee") and Niall Matter ("When Calls the Heart") star in "Love at First Dance" premiering Saturday, June 16 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Jack Wagner ("The Young and The Restless") and Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") are joined by Andrew Walker and Merritt Patterson in "Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New" premiering Saturday, June 23 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON (A&E)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, April 2018) A&E Network will premiere the original two-night 'Biography' documentary "GOTTI: Godfather & Son," which serves as the complete and definitive father and son story of two men who were raised in the mob and became the reigning king and heir apparent with John Gotti Jr. providing his most extensive on-camera interview to-date. The narrative spine of the documentary is never-before-seen segments from a 90-minute video of the last visit between a dying John Gotti Sr. and his son at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO. It was during this meeting that John Gotti Jr., asked his father for his blessing to take the unprecedented steps of quitting what might have been one of the last of the major mafia dynasties. This first-hand emotional account is provided by John Gotti Jr. himself and supported through unprecedented access to the people who lived it as well as through rare, personal photos from the Gotti family archive. The four-hour, two-part 'Biography' special "GOTTI: Godfather & Son" will premiere on Saturday, June 9 at 10PM ET/PT and Sunday, June 10 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E.
VET GONE WILD (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, May 2018) Descended from a long line of veterinarians, Australian vet, Dr. Chris Brown, known to many from the Australian television series, Bondi Vet, takes us on an adventure around the world as he helps save and treat animals in need. Dr. Chris is plugged into a global network of animal advocates requesting his expertise to give care to an incredibly diverse range of species. Whether by boat, on foot, by motorcycle or plane, Dr. Chris travels to the most remote and exotic locations when he is called upon. VET GONE WILD premieres on Sunday, June 10 at 8PM ET/PT. From operating on endangered rhinos in Africa, saving sick wombats in Tasmania, freeing fur seals trapped in fishing line on Phillip Island, rescuing dogs from the meat trade in south east Asia and helping orphaned sloths in Costa Rica, there is no animal too big or too small that Dr. Chris won't help. Viewers will experience the undeniable positive effect Dr. Chris has on the animals, people and places he touches. He travels to Thailand, Fiji, South Africa, Vietnam, Namibia, Tasmania and back to the Australian mainland, each episode concluding with a follow up several weeks later to see how the animals he treated have progressed. Dr. Chris has one focus, "My mission is clear. Make a difference to the lives of animals that would otherwise have no-one. What's not clear is how we get to some of the most remote and spectacular places on the planet. And that's why this is such an adventure," he explains.
STALKED BY MY DOCTOR: PATIENT'S REVENGE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/10/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2018) After a jury finds him not guilty of the kidnapping and attempted murder of a former patient, the mentally disturbed Dr. Albert Beck (Eric Roberts) vows to rehabilitate himself. When he lands a teaching job at a prestigious Arizona medical school, he immediately develops a crush on a new student, Melissa (Anna Marie Dobbins), and struggles to keep his growing obsession from taking control of his life. Meanwhile, Dr. Beck's former patient and victim, Sophie Green (Brianna Chomer), still furious with losing her court case against him, enrolls in the medical school where he is teaching to exact her own personal justice. Stalked By My Doctor: Patient's Revenge is produced by Johnson Production Group.
BREAKING THE BAND (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, April 2018) Sell-out tours, chart-topping hits and runaway world domination can all mean nothing when you're in a band on the brink of collapse. Tempers flare, arguments erupt and the sweet sound of musical success comes to an abrupt end. In hour-long episodes of Breaking the Band see the battling egos, power struggles and inter-band rivalries that split up The Beatles, The Supremes, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, N.W.A, Van Halen and Sonny and Cher. From crippling drug addictions to scandalous affairs Breaking the Band uncovers the incredible true stories by recreating the key moments the cameras missed in addition to using rare band interviews and off-stage footage to piece together each dramatic tale. Breaking the Band is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.
DISNEY'S FAIRY TALE WEDDINGS (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, April 2018) From epic surprise engagements to romantic fairy tale weddings, the upcoming "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" series will showcase a variety of enchanting stories and spectacular settings from Disney destinations around the globe. Journey along with these couples as they celebrate their unique love stories with the help of Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings. Rustic outdoor settings to elaborate castle backdrops, and everything in between, serve as backdrops to this captivating six-episode series premiering MONDAY, JUNE 11 at 8:00 PM EDT/PDT.
LAST DEFENSE, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/18 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2018) Executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon have teamed up with XCON Productions and Lincoln Square Productions for the powerful, new documentary series, "The Last Defense," premiering TUESDAY, JUNE 12 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The seven-episode docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones. The series will seek to trace the path that led both Routier and Jones to their places on death row, while taking a deep look into their personal stories. In 1997, Darlie Routier, wife and mother, was sentenced to death for the brutal stabbing murder of her two young sons, a crime she insists she did not commit. Now 20 years on death row in Texas, the contentious debate over the fairness of her trial is more polarized than ever. In 2001, Julius Jones, a 21-year-old African-American college student with an academic scholarship, was sentenced to death for the carjacking murder of a white father of two, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Twenty years later and having exhausted his appeals, Jones maintains his innocence.
GORDON RAMSAY'S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 6/13/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2018) On Wednesday, May 30, Season Nine of MASTERCHEF debuts with a special two-hour premiere (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following week, on June 6 (8:00-10 PM ET/PT), another two-hour episode airs. On MASTERCHEF, award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master. Following MASTERCHEF's time period premiere on Wednesday, June 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), GORDON RAMSAY'S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK debuts (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The brand-new series will feature Ramsay driving to struggling restaurants across the country in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels. In today's social media-driven world, everyone is an amateur food critic, and restaurants often find themselves one bad review away from shutting their doors. So, for the first time ever, Ramsay will try to bring each of these failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster - all in just 24 hours. First, he'll send in a team to record secret surveillance. Then, he'll go in undercover to see the problems first-hand. As the clock ticks down, Ramsay and his team will transform these restaurants with spectacular renovations, fresh new menus and hope for the future. It all builds to the end of the 24 hours, when grand re-openings of these restaurants will be held for the public.
STRANGE ANGEL (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, April 2018) CBS All Access announced today that its latest original drama series, STRANGE ANGEL, will launch on Thursday, June 14. New episodes of STRANGE ANGEL's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. STRANGE ANGEL, a drama series created by Mark Heyman ("Black Swan," "The Skeleton Twins") and based on George Pendle's book of the same name, is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction. Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles, started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magick rituals at night, ultimately becoming a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley's teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.
BREAKING BIG (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/15/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2018) PBS and OZY Media announced today that the third primetime television show from OZY Media, BREAKING BIG, will premiere Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. BREAKING BIG, a 12-episode documentary series, explores the unexpected journey to success of some of the world's most influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs. Watch a clip here. Hosted by Carlos Watson, an Emmy(R) Award-winning journalist and co-founder and CEO of OZY.com, BREAKING BIG explores the twists and turns on the road to thriving careers for some notable figures in various fields. The series of 30-minute documentary films traces the unusual paths followed by 12 talented men and women - from country music superstar Jason Aldean and former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson to Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels and chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang - who overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles and long odds to reach and reimagine their own potential and, ultimately, to break big. The series will include analysis from eminent social scientists, marketing experts, film critics, book editors and others to help viewers understand the risk-taking and bold moves these journeys require.
LOVE AT FIRST DANCE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/16/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Pascale Hutton ("When Calls the Heart," "Sanctuary") and Kavan Smith ("When Calls the Heart," "Supernatural") host the network's "2018 June Weddings Preview Special," premiering Saturday, May 19 (11:00 p.m. ET/PT) giving viewers a sneak peek at the four original movie premieres in the network's annual June Weddings programming event, celebrating the joy and romance of the season. Shot on location on the beautiful grounds of Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, a popular local wedding venue, the special is sure to have viewers ready to say, "I Do." During the half-hour special, Hutton and Smith will share with viewers exclusive clips from June Weddings movies, starting with "Marrying Mr. Darcy" starring Cindy Busby ("Royal Hearts," "Date My Dad") and Ryan Paevey ("General Hospital"), premiering Saturday, June 2 (9:00 pm ET/PT), which is the follow-up to 2016's popular "Unleashing Mr. Darcy." Next up is "The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells," a follow-up to last year's "The Perfect Bride" starring Hutton and Smith and premiering Saturday, June 9 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Becca Tobin ("Glee") and Niall Matter ("When Calls the Heart") star in "Love at First Dance" premiering Saturday, June 16 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Jack Wagner ("The Young and The Restless") and Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") are joined by Andrew Walker and Merritt Patterson in "Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New" premiering Saturday, June 23 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
WRONG SON, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/17/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2018) Thirteen years after disappearing and presumed drowned, Matt (David Garelik) mysteriously returns home to his mother Sarah (Olivia d'Abo). Suspicions grow when her older son Ian (Dan Amboyer) is injured in a car accident similar to the one that recently killed his father. Is this really Sarah's missing son? Is Matt seeking a loving home or revenge? Also starring Tammy Blanchard and Mason Dye, The Wrong Son is produced by Stargazer Films.
MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT (PBS)
· [original telefilm] · 6/17/18 at 9:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Two love stories, 60 years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England - from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this "heart-rending" (Financial Times) drama scripted by best-selling novelist Patrick Gale.
DEEP STATE (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, March 2018) Premium cable network EPIX, an MGM company, today announced the premiere of DEEP STATE, the eight-episode espionage drama produced by Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa. Starring the critically-acclaimed actor Mark Strong, and Game of Thrones' Joe Dempsie, the gritty new drama is set to premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9pm. Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue) DEEP STATE is a grounded, visceral thriller, moving between the deeply personal story of a family man fighting to escape his past and the violent, dark excesses of government and global corporate power. DEEP STATE centers around Max Easton (Mark Strong, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman-The Golden Circle), an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he's summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by George White (Alistair Petrie, The Night Manager, Rogue One), head of covert MI6/CIA team "The Section." White convinces Max to return to the field to avenge the death of his estranged son Harry (Joe Dempsie, Game of Thrones, Skins). But the stakes are soon raised when Max finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war, immersed in a widespread conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos in the Middle East. Max enters into a dangerous game as powerful corporations demonstrate that they are willing to go to great lengths to protect their reputation and bury their secrets. With such a strong undercurrent of corruption, who can Max trust? Who is telling the truth? And what must be done to uncover it? To find out, Max is going to have to throw himself back into the dangerous and brutal life he so desperately tried to leave behind.
BIG CITY GREENS (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/18 at 9:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2018) Disney Channel has ordered a second season of animated comedy-adventure series "Big City Greens," about a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family, ahead of its series debut, MONDAY, JUNE 18 (9:30 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD. The series hails from comic book creators and brothers Chris and Shane Houghton ("Harvey Beaks") and influenced by their childhood growing up in the small rural town of St. Johns, Michigan, with many of the locations and characters inspired by their real-life family members and townsfolk. Eric Coleman, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Television Animation, said, "Drawing upon their personal experiences, Chris and Shane have created a 'fish-out-of-water' series that consistently delivers stories with big laughs and plenty of heart. We're eager for viewers to get to know the tight-knit Green family and their endearing relationships that will be universally appealing to kids and families." The series premieres with a week of new episodes rolling out daily, Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22, as part of Disney Channel's GO! Summer that super-serves kids and families all season with new programming. Following the debut week, new episodes will premiere throughout the summer on Monday and Wednesday mornings (10:00-10:30 a.m. EDT/PDT). "Big City Greens" shorts will begin rolling out Saturday, June 16, on Disney Channel and Disney Channel YouTube. Coinciding with the series premiere, the DisneyNOW app will also unveil its first multi-player game "Big City Battle!," where players compete against each other to earn their place as members of the Green family. "Big City Greens" follows the offbeat adventures of 10-year-old Cricket Green, whose natural curiosity and enthusiasm lead him and his family - older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice - on epic journeys and into the hearts of his new neighbors.
AMERICA SAYS (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/18 at 5:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 5:00 PM-5:30 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, May 2018) Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, has added actor John Michael Higgins ("Great News," "Pitch Perfect") as host of its new survey-matching game show, AMERICA SAYS. The new half-hour series will premiere June 18 at 5 pm ET and will air Monday through Friday. AMERICA SAYS is a fast-paced studio game show where two teams of friends and family face off to guess America's responses with fill in the blanks to survey questions covering every topic under the sun. They'll have to be quick when trying to think of what America says, as time is always ticking and the team with the most money banked after three rounds will head to a bonus round to see if they can guess even more survey responses to win up to $15,000.
LIVE PD PRESENTS: WOMEN ON PATROL (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2018) From Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E's hit series Live PD, Lifetime's Women on Patrol will follow female law enforcement officers from around the country including departments in Jackson (WY), Wilmington (NC), Tempe (AZ) and Stockton (CA) as well as officers featured on Live PD. In the twenty-episode half-hour series, viewers are provided an unfiltered and unfettered look at the female officers on the front line of some of the busiest police forces in the country as they patrol their communities.
PROPOSAL, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/18 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Ten eligible women selected by a blue-ribbon panel of matchmakers vie for a chance at love with mystery suitor Mike, a police officer from Bakersfield, California, in search of his soul mate. By the end of the night, Mike will propose to one of two remaining women. Then, the newly acquainted couple will trust fate and exit the stage possibly engaged to be married, on the series premiere of "The Proposal," MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Hosted by former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer, each episode will feature 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery man or woman whose identity is concealed from them. The male or female daters will attempt to woo the mystery suitor with their words in a first impressions round; bare their souls in a beachwear round; answer the mystery suitor's most pressing romantic questions; and strive to receive a seal of approval from the mystery suitor's most trusted family member in the final round. After each phase, the daters who fail to connect with the mystery suitor are whittled down, leading to the dramatic and highly anticipated reveal, when the two remaining daters finally meet the mystery suitor for the first time, just in time for a romantic proposal.
WE'RE THE CAMPBELLS (TV ONE)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, May 2018) TV One is set to premiere its latest original docu-series, WE'RE THE CAMPBELLS on Tuesday, June 19 at 8 p.m. ET/7C. The nine episode docu-series will give viewers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Gospel entertainment power couple Warryn and Erica Campbell, as they tackle the everyday struggles that come with balancing family and work, nurturing their marriage, building their individual careers, and fostering their faith; all while raising their three children Warryn, Zaya and teenager Krista. TV One will also feature the couple in its ongoing online series #BLACKLOVE and a digital exclusive after show ...WITH WARRYN & ERICA. The weekly online companion content will get up-close-and personal with Warryn and Erica, as they reveal how they have dealt with common issues that could make or break any relationship. The patriarch of the family, Warryn Campbell, is an award-winning veteran music producer for today's most influential artists, Pastor of the California Worship Center, and founder of the record label My Block Inc. When Warryn is not leading prayer and worship service, he is mentoring his upcoming music artists.
LOVE IS __ (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, May 2018) OWN announced today its new original one-hour romantic drama from award-winning producers Mara Brock Akil ("Being Mary Jane," "The Game," "Girlfriends") and Salim Akil ("Black Lightning") will premiere on Tuesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (after Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 p.m. ET/PT). Brock Akil serves as showrunner on the series, which she and Akil created and executive produce through their company Akil Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Set primarily in 1990's Los Angeles against the backdrop of Black Hollywood, "Love Is__" follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a couple from seemingly opposite worlds, as they chase their dreams and learn to follow their hearts. Told from the perspective of the couple's present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later -- a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family. Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love. The cast includes series regulars Michele Weaver ("Illicit") as 'Nuri,' a bubbly personality with big dreams who is struggling to make a name for herself as a sitcom staff writer while juggling an assortment of romances that only leave her partly fulfilled; Will Catlett ("Black Lightning") as 'Yasir,' an aspiring writer/director who is down to his last two unemployment checks and lives (unhappily) with his on-and-off again ex 'Ruby,' played by Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing ("Alles Voor Elkaar"). Tyrone Marshall Brown ("Bull") portrays 'Sean,' Yasir's opinionated friend who possesses great taste and is full of ideas but lacks follow through; and Idara Victor ("Mad Men") stars as 'Angela,' a member of the same writing staff with Nuri who doesn't always agree with everything Nuri says, mainly because she is a disgruntled drama writer stuck in a comedy she doesn't believe in. TV veteran Kadeem Hardison ("A Different World") is 'Norman,' the executive producer of the hit sit-com "Marvin" and tough boss of Nuri and Angela who is hard to impress and even harder to amuse; Clarke Peters ("The Wire") portrays present day 'Wiser Yasir,' handsome, still-confident and Nuri's husband of many years; and Wendy Davis ("Army Wives") is 'Wiser Nuri,' who is a more relaxed, happy, and comfortable version of herself both in life and in her marriage to Yasir.
YELLOWSTONE (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Paramount Network's press release, January 2018) Yellowstone," Paramount Network's new epic scripted dramatic series, will premiere on the network, Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00 pm, ET/PT. Starring world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, who serves in the lead role, "Yellowstone" is written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario). Sheridan recently won Best Director Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival for the universally-lauded film, Wind River. The impressive cast list for "Yellowstone" includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Heather Hemmons, and Denim Richards. In "Yellowstone," Costner stars as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny - where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world's largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
TAKE TWO (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) From Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, the creators and executive producers of ABC's highly popular series "Castle," comes this upbeat detective series that follows Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Sam uses the skills she learned as an actor playing a cop and proves herself to be surprisingly valuable. The cast also includes Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O'Brien and Alice Lee.
COOKING ON HIGH (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 PM EST
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IN DEFENSE OF (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/18 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, May 2018) Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, debuts a new original series "In Defense Of" on Saturday, June 23 at 7pm ET/PT. From award-winning producers Magical Elves comes the psychologically thrilling crime series that explores the complex relationships between notorious defendants and the attorneys who represented them. The top defense lawyers on the infamous cases of Timothy McVeigh, Jodi Arias, Branch Davidians member Clive Doyle and Ted Bundy will share their very personal, at times provocative take on events. From putting their reputations on the line, and in some cases their own lives, to the personal sacrifices made the series highlights what these lawyers endured in order to defend the largely unfavored. In each hour-long, standalone episode, "In Defense Of" will give viewers a unique point of view on headline-grabbing cases with first-hand accounts from their high-profile defense attorneys. From riveting details of the most personal moments between attorney and client to their staunch belief in protection of rights for all Americans, each episode will detail the evolution of their relationships and have you questioning your own preconceptions of each case.
WEDDING MARCH 4: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/23/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Pascale Hutton ("When Calls the Heart," "Sanctuary") and Kavan Smith ("When Calls the Heart," "Supernatural") host the network's "2018 June Weddings Preview Special," premiering Saturday, May 19 (11:00 p.m. ET/PT) giving viewers a sneak peek at the four original movie premieres in the network's annual June Weddings programming event, celebrating the joy and romance of the season. Shot on location on the beautiful grounds of Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, a popular local wedding venue, the special is sure to have viewers ready to say, "I Do." During the half-hour special, Hutton and Smith will share with viewers exclusive clips from June Weddings movies, starting with "Marrying Mr. Darcy" starring Cindy Busby ("Royal Hearts," "Date My Dad") and Ryan Paevey ("General Hospital"), premiering Saturday, June 2 (9:00 pm ET/PT), which is the follow-up to 2016's popular "Unleashing Mr. Darcy." Next up is "The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells," a follow-up to last year's "The Perfect Bride" starring Hutton and Smith and premiering Saturday, June 9 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Becca Tobin ("Glee") and Niall Matter ("When Calls the Heart") star in "Love at First Dance" premiering Saturday, June 16 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Jack Wagner ("The Young and The Restless") and Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") are joined by Andrew Walker and Merritt Patterson in "Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New" premiering Saturday, June 23 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
NIGHT TO REGRET, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2018) When college student Chelsea Bilson (Mollee Gray) meets up with her estranged childhood best friend, Milla (Kristin Pfeiffer), she is unprepared for the events that follow. Unbeknownst to Chelsea, Milla has a webcam and openly shares her life for all the world to see and a watcher quickly becomes obsessed with Chelsea's beauty and naiveté. He soon find Chelsea and will stop at nothing to have her to himself. Chelsea enlists the help of her mother (Marguerite Moreau) and the two must fight for their lives in order to stop an obsessed and murderous madman. A Night to Regret also stars Tina Huang and is produced by Creative Arts Entertainment Group.
DOUBLE DARE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, May 2018) Get ready for a summer full of Double Dare, as Nickelodeon sets Monday, June 25, at 8:00 PM (ET/PT) as the premiere date for the iconic game show's return. Digital creator and actress Liza Koshy has been tapped to host the brand-new version of Double Dare, where a new generation of fans will compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. Bringing together new fans and the iconic game show's millennial audience from the '90s, original series host Marc Summers returns to give color commentary on the challenges, lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.
CULTURESHOCK (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, May 2018) A&E Network presents a Biography(R) limited original series, "Cultureshock." The five-part documentary series takes an in-depth look at the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture that have had a lasting impact on our society. Produced by Meredith's Four M Studios in association with Entertainment Weekly, each episode of "Cultureshock" will shed light on the untold stories behind the big, unforgettable moments, helmed by an acclaimed director with the full participation of key players from each story. The series premieres on Monday, June 25 at 9pm ET/PT with "Michael Jackson's Final Curtain Call," a profound look at Jackson's final days timed to the anniversary of the pop icon's untimely and devastating death.
WEDDING CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, May 2018) Food Network rings the wedding bells on Monday, June 25th with a primetime lineup celebrating the season with a lush stack of wedding cake-themed episodes along with exciting new hosts and a bevy of special guests. The all-new competition series, Wedding Cake Championship, premieres at 9pm ET/ PT, hosted by the dynamic Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and features six teams of elite wedding cake makers vying for the grand prize and Wedding Cake Champion title. Judging the action are baking extraordinaire Kimberly Bailey, Chopped's Maneet Chauhan, and celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, who are joined on the premiere by special guest Randy Fenoli, host of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress. Before the bakers get baking, don't miss the all-new special Wedding Cake Countdown with Drew and Linda premiering at 8:30pm ET/PT featuring Drew Scott, of HGTV's Property Brothers, and Linda Phan as they hunt for the wedding cake of their dreams.
SECRET CITY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/26/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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HARVEY STREET KIDS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavors of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that's largely thanks to the Harvey Girls - Audrey, Lotta, and Dot - the block's self-appointed guardians and the world's bestest BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. From Emmy-nominated executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/harveystreetkids for more information.
KISS ME FIRST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL, A (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, May 2018) The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. His ex-lover Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) is putting Thorpe's brilliant political career at risk so Thorpe schemes and deceives until he realizes there's only one way to silence Scott for good.
SEX, LIES & MURDER (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, April 2018) A husband's heart wrenching betrayal results in his wife committing a horrific act of violence. A wife's torrid affair with her pastor ends with her husband killing them both. A salacious online romance leads to murder after it's discovered. Love can make people do terrifying and unspeakable things. Sex, Lies & Murder is a true crime series with hour-long episodes detailing the true crime cases of relationships in which broken intimacy has led to murder. When the lies collapse and the love triangles are revealed crimes of passion turn what should have been simple break ups into headline grabbing real life stories with severe consequences. Sex, Lies & Murder is produced by Pyramid Productions.
SACRED GAMES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.
SHARP OBJECTS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2018) SHARP OBJECTS: Based on the book of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn, this eight-episode series tells the story of a reporter who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. Amy Adams stars; co-stars include Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallé from scripts by Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn. Executive producers are Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades, as well as Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg. Additional writers include co-executive producer Vince Calandra, co-producer Scott Brown, consulting producer Alex Metcalf and Ariella Blejer & Dawn Kamoche. An Entertainment One (eOne) and Blumhouse Television production.
VERY CAVALLARI (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2018) E! has greenlit "Very Cavallari," a new docu-series starring celebrity entrepreneur and reality superstar, Kristin Cavallari. With her new home base in Nashville, the series will follow Kristin's life as a businesswoman launching a flagship store for her lifestyle product line, Uncommon James and wife to her husband, former professional football player, Jay Cutler. Between her family and her young, sexy staff, Kristin's life is busier and more entertaining than ever before under the new skyline of Music City.
POST RADICAL (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2018) On July 10 at 8:00 PM-- Post Radical marks the return of pro-skater turned documentarian Rick McCrank ("Abandoned") as he explores the wide variety of subcultures within the skateboarding community. McCrank embeds himself within each of these distinctive groups around the world, from finger boarders and downhill racers to a growing DIY scene in Ethiopia and a skateboard high school in Sweden, and a look at skate culture amid the turmoil in Israel and Palestine.
10 THAT CHANGED AMERICA (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Host Geoffrey Baer takes viewers across the country to the legendary streets, monuments and modern marvels that changed America.
OUTPOST, THE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, March 2018) The CW Network will expand its summer programming slate with the acquisition of THE OUTPOST, a 10-hour fantasy-adventure series from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment, executive producers Dean Devlin ("Stargate," "The Librarians"), Jonathan Glassner ("Stargate SG-1") and Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, who created the series. The CW will announce the U.S. premiere night and time at a later date. The Outpost follows Talon (Jessica Green, "Ash vs Evil Dead"), the lone survivor of a race called "Blackbloods." Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.
NO PASSPORT REQUIRED (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Join internationally renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson as he celebrates America's cultural and culinary diversity. In this new six-part series in partnership with Eater, Samuelsson invites viewers along as he visits under-explored parts of American cities to showcase the people, places and unique flavors of immigrant communities.
HEATHERS (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Paramount Network's press release, January 2018) "Heathers," a pitch-black comedy anthology series based on the 80s cult classic film of the same name, will premiere on Paramount Network on Wednesday, March 7 at 10 pm, ET/PT. Set in the present day, "good girl" Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of 'Heathers.' Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) is the unconventional leader of this popular high school clique and rules Westerburg High through fear, intimidation and amazing fashion sense. Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) is Heather C's #1 sidekick and harnesses the Heather's power to destroy whoever he views as a total discount hobgoblin. Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is considered the nicest Heather in the group who lives in the shadow of the others. She's hiding a dark secret that she doesn't want to be exposed. JD Dean (James Scully) is the new boy in town with a dark side and sets out on a reckless path of destruction proving that no one, even his girlfriend Veronica is safe. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty guest stars as a pivotal character in several episodes along with Selma Blair and Casey Wilson.
PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2018) The student loan crisis is ridiculous, so comedian Michael Torpey (Orange is the New Black) is solving it in the most ridiculous way possible - a comedy game show. Paid Off with Michael Torpey gives three lucky college grads - all saddled with student debt - the chance to test the depth of their degrees with fun, fast paced trivia questions. In the end, one lucky winner will get the chance to have their student debt paid off. The series is co-created by Torpey and Cowboy Bear Ninja, who also produces. Michael Melamedoff and Adrian Selkowitz serve as executive producers for Cowboy Bear Ninja alongside executive producers Torpey, Ethan Berlin and Leigh Hampton.
BURDEN OF TRUTH (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 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.
TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT is an obstacle course series with a twist. The game features one player racing through daunting obstacles while the other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. Actor/comedian and global superstar Kevin Hart will take on the role of host for the first time in his career. TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT is produced by MGM Television and distributed internationally by MGM. Mark Burnett, President, MGM Television Group and Digital, and Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM, are executive producers along with Kevin Hart, Holly Wofford and Jane Y. Mun. TKO is an original format created by Steve Hughes and Sean Kelly of Shaggy Entertainment, Inc.
KINGDOMS OF THE SKY (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) In a landmark three-part series made in conjunction with the BBC, these programs reveal the extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people who live and thrive among the peaks of three of the most iconic mountain ranges of the world: the Rockies, Andes and the Himalayas.
HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2018) On, July 11 at 10:00 PM, VICELAND debuts Hollywood Love Story in which Paris Hilton, an Insta-famous celebrity before there was a name for it, introduces tales of wannabe singers, model-actresses, rappers, photographers, designers and DJs trying to make it in modern day Los Angeles. They've all got big dreams and backstories and exemplify the current so-called "selfie culture." Each episode explores the blurred lines between the fantasy and reality of living in Hollywood craving fame and sharing it all on social media, where success and self-worth are measured in likes, follows and reposts.
BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT'S MISFITS & MONSTERS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2018) From the Sundance award-winning writer-director, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters is a genre-hopping scripted anthology comedy series. Each standalone episode delivers a satire of the world we live in and exploits the awkwardness of its flawed characters to tell socially-relevant stories with imaginative twists. Guest stars throughout the season include Michael Ian Black, Bridget Everett, Dave Foley, Seth Green, Melissa Joan Hart, David Koechner, Danny Pudi and more. The series is produced by Left/Right with Goldthwait, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Olivia Wingate and Michele Armour serving as executive producers.
SEATBELT PSYCHIC (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2018) Lifetime's new half-hour series, Seatbelt Psychic surprises unsuspecting ride-share passengers with readings featuring world-renowned medium Thomas John, a trusted advisor to influencers and celebrities around the country, including Courteney Cox, Sara Gilbert and Goldie Hawn. With the goal to share his gift with as many people as possible, Thomas picks up ride-share passengers and reveals he can communicate with the dead. From the driver's seat, Thomas relays detailed messages from past family members and friends, leading to fun, highly emotional, shocking, and for many, life-changing readings. Thomas has never met the people he picks up, nor does he know what spirits will speak to him. But the details he relays will be mind-blowing, for both believers and skeptics alike. Thomas may only be giving his passengers a short lift, but they'll be floored to find out who they will hear from along the way.
MISTER TACHYON (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2018) Also premiering on July 11 at 11:30 PM is Mister Tachyon, the first-ever original television project from Director X, the prolific music video director (Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Jay-Z, to name a few) and filmmaker (this summer's "Superfly"). In a radical departure from the traditional science show, the series follows our titular host, a fictional scientist with a comic book style backstory (born invisible due to his scientist father's experiments) as he searches for a cure through fringe science and his own experiments. Mister Tachyon will try to answer questions often ignored by conventional science -- from examining whether the earth's magnetic field is secretly shaping our lives, to exploring the power of thought to change a person's biology.
DISAPPEARANCE, THE (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, May 2018) WGN America announced today that its latest gripping crime series "The Disappearance" will premiere on Thursday, July 12. The network also released three teaser trailers from the captivating mystery drama. The six-part event starring Emmy(R) winner Peter Coyote (Bitter Moon, Sphere), Camille Sullivan ("The Man in the High Castle") and Aden Young ("Rectify," Killer Elite) centers around the sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old boy that shakes a close-knit community to its core. When Henry Sullivan (Peter Coyote) organizes a treasure hunt for his grandson Anthony's (Michael Riendeau) tenth birthday, things take a turn for the worse when Anthony unexpectedly goes missing. The series follows Luke Sullivan (Aden Young) and Helen Murphy Sullivan (Camille Sullivan) as they delve into the all-consuming investigation of what happened to their son on that harrowing day. As the Sullivans and their extended kin grapple with the inexplicable mystery, deep familial secrets become uncovered and threaten to shatter the family unit.
HIP-HOP HOUDINI (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Fuse's press release, April 2018) In each episode, master magician and online sensation Tomas B. De la Cruz, Jr. (a.k.a. Smoothini) immerses himself into the world of a music influencer. Disarming them with mind-blowing magic tricks, he gets to know A$AP Ferg, Becky G, Fat Joe, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon and Waka Flocka Flame and reveals something about each featured artist that even their most devoted fans didn't know. By the end of each episode, Smoothini will unveil an illusion custom-designed for the artist. Smoothini has established a significant presence on YouTube with videos generating more than 60 million views, including one of the top ten most-viewed America's Got Talentsegments in history. Hip-Hop Houdini is a 7Beyond production (My Lottery Dream Home, My Kitchen Rulesand Gingerbread Giants) with Michael Krupat and Adam Vetri serving as executive producers.
GRAND HUSTLE, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, April 2018) From the streets to the boardroom, T.I. wrote the book on hustling and now he's looking for the nation's next big hustler to see who will come out on top. Set in the streets of Atlanta, these contestants use the city to prove they have what it takes to out-hustle the rest! In the end, T.I. will choose one person to be named King or Queen of the Hustle - landing a six-figure job working at one of T.I.'s companies. Produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, THE GRAND HUSTLE is executive produced by Christian Sarabia, Clifford "T.I." Harris, Brian Sher, Vinnie Kaufman and Johnny Petillo. Petillo also serves as showrunner for the series.
DOWN FOR WHATEVER (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/18 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, November 2017) Today TV One announced production of the original film, Down For Whatever, the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Screenplay winning project written by Tim Folsome who will also direct. Production will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. The film, starring LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game) Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris), is slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and will premiere on TV One in July. "The production of the ABFF Screenplay Competition winning selection is one of our favorite projects of the year because it is when we get to see a young writer's vision literally come to life," says D'Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Programming. "Our team reads hundreds of scripts during the competition process and Tim's gift for storytelling resulted in a compelling page-turner. We look forward to sharing the final product with TV One's viewers next summer." In the network's first original movie production representing the fast-pace action genre, Down For Whatever chronicles Tracy, a young successful doctor and her detective husband, Mike. Although happily married, one thing has always been missing in their relationship - a sense of family. Tracy grew up in foster care and longs for the traditional family environment that she never had. When Mike suddenly loses his partner in a senseless cop-killing, Tracy is there to support him. That is, until she receives an unexpected visit from a social worker who informs her that the ruthless killers suspected in the murder are her biological sisters, Denise and Sonya. Tracy is overwhelmed and in disbelief by the news, but before telling her husband, she decides to track her sisters down herself. Will she make it to them before the cops do?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.