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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
SURPRISING LIVES OF BILLIONAIRES, THE (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, August 2015) What is it like to live with such riches? In a world where there are no limits on costs and ambitions, expectations are sky high and disappointments are not only inevitable, but devastating. While isolated from many of our everyday concerns, mega rich families often have even bigger problems to contend with and are no more content than the rest of us.
SUSPICION (ID)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, August 2015) It's human nature to question things - especially when your safety may be at risk - but when a grim suspicion turns into a horrid reality, it may be time to take things into your own hands. Investigation Discovery's (ID) new series SUSPICION reveals the terrifying journeys of real people who suspected imminent danger and became fixated on finding the truth. From stalkers to criminal cover-ups and killers on the loose, the stories in SUSPICION start building suspense from the moment something feels amiss. Emotional first-person interviews detail the endless twists and turns that come with following a dangerous hunch, leaving viewers anxious to learn who the culprit is until the very end. Did I really just see that? Will anyone believe me? Am I imagining things? Can I trust anyone? Nothing is as it seems and everyone is a suspect. SUSPICION premieres on Wednesday, September 2 at 10/9c only on ID.
HAND OF GOD (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/15 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2014) Created and written by Ben Watkins, and marking the television debut of renowned filmmaker Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, World War Z), Hand of God stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The show centers on Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on "visions" and "messages" he believes are being sent by God through Pernell's ventilator-bound son. Hand of God also stars Dana Delany as the Judge's protective wife Crystal Harris, Garret Dillahunt as KD, the born-again sociopath whose violent tendencies are exploited by Pernell, Andre Royo as the slick, smart, gregarious, and greedy mayor Robert 'Bobo' Boston, Alona Tal as Pernell's grieving daughter-in-law Jocelyn Harris, Julian Morris as the questionable preacher Paul Curtis, Elizabeth McLaughlin as the preacher's sultry girlfriend Alicia, and Emayatzy Corinealdi as Pernell's call girl and confidante Tessie. Forster, Watkins, Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King are Executive Producers, and Jillian Kugler is co-Executive Producer.
BABIES BEHAVING BADLY (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, August 2015) Discovery Family Channel today announced BABIES BEHAVING BADLY and BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY, two hilarious original series from Barcroft Productions featuring unfiltered real-life moments of mischief from the littlest humans and adorable animals alike. Each 30-minute episode showcases silly and shocking user-generated content, woven with cutting commentary from comedians offering their own side-stitching insight about these little rascals. These cheeky and downright outrageous series will debut this Fall, only on Discovery Family Channel. They may look sweet and innocent, but these tiny tykes are up to no good! Set to premiere on Monday, September 7 at 8/7c, BABIES BEHAVING BADLY highlights the humorous highs and lows of parenthood. Filled with both precocious and precious moments - captured firsthand by parents - BABIES BEHAVING BADLY shows when kids transform from cuddly and cute to pure comedy. Notable stories featured include: a budding artist who uses his little sister as his paint canvas; a devoted hockey fan who has a major league meltdown when his parents root for the Detroit Red Wings; and a little boy who is 'exasperated' by the idea of having another sibling.
DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can kill in Investigation Discovery's (ID) all-new series, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS. Featuring original 'gossip girl' Wendy Williams as host and executive producer, the series uncovers crimes fueled by rumors and sordid half-truths that lead to betrayal and even murder. Premiering Friday, October 9 at 10/9c, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS kicks off with six stories of harmless whispers turned deadly acts, showing that dishing the dirt can be a dangerous offense. "There's nobody better than the daring diva of daytime, Wendy Williams to offer this cautionary tale to those who indulge in chatter and innuendo," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. "Jealousy, drama and betrayal - no one tells those tales like ID, and now with Wendy on board, our arsenal of homegrown experts has grown that much more entertaining." "Everyone loves a little dish now and then, but in these cases, guilty pleasure can become motive for murder," says Wendy Williams, host and executive producer of the series." I'm an ID Addict and I dare anyone not to be intrigued by the real-life stories we tell every week."Beware of offices, gyms, playgrounds, and nosey neighborhoods, as they all make for great rumor mills, but when dishing the dirt results in a body six feet under, not minding one's own beeswax can quickly become a deadly offense. From a respected English teacher's very own Shakespearean tragedy entangled by sex, greed and betrayal, to a college kid wrapped up in a twisted love triangle with a dash of black magic, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS warns viewers of the tempting grapevine, because it can quickly strangle the most unsuspecting of prattlers.
LAKE GUYS (GAC)
· [series premiere] · 9/5/15 at 2:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 2:00 PM-2:30 PM EST
(from GAC's press release, August 2015) This summer, Great American Country explores lakeside living with two new series. Lake Docks and Decks, which premieres on Saturday, August 22, at 1 p.m. ET/PT, features contractors Jason Lake and Colin Hunter as they create docks and decks for lakeside living, including beautiful floating homes and gorgeous gazebos. Lake Guys, premiering on Sunday, September 5, at 2 p.m. ET/PT, follows brothers Kevin and Andrew Buckles as they build one-of-a-kind projects to enhance lakeside living, including a floating sauna, a picnic table movie theater and a bowling alley dock.
RIVER RAFT NIGHTMARE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/5/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2015) A mother and daughter's white-water rafting trip becomes a nightmare when they encounter three escaped convicts searching for a hidden satchel of stolen cash. Separated from their rafting party, alone on an isolated river, they must struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. Bridgit Brannaugh, Ivan Sergei star. (2015)
ARTHUR & GEORGE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE -- Martin Clunes ("Doc Martin") stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' acclaimed novel that follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case. -- Sundays, September 6-20, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
TEACHER'S OBSESSION, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/6/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2015) A star athlete at Edgewood Academy, Bridgette is in serious academic trouble. However Jane, a new English teacher, takes an interest in helping Bridgette, but by questionable means. As Bridgette starts to get in deep, Jane's obsession with her young protégé escalates to deadly proportions. Mia Rose Frampton, Boti Bliss, Molly Hagan star. (2015)
SNAPPED: SHE MADE ME DO IT (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere - special night] · 9/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, July 2015) Oxygen Media continues to expand its true crime original programming with the premiere of "Snapped: She Made Me Do It" on Sunday, September 6 at 10pm ET/PT. Following the premiere, episode two will air in its regularly scheduled timeslot on Wednesday, September 9 at 10pm ET/PT. Through witness testimonies, expert interviews and dramatic reenactments, each episode explores various criminal cases all sharing a common theme - a woman is credited with being the chief mastermind behind-the-scenes. From a romantic reconciliation dinner that ends in homicide to a star athlete who is discovered lifeless with mysterious wounds, viewers will follow the investigations of alleged perpetrators who claim "She Made Me Do It," hear both sides of the story and ultimately discover the jury's verdict.
PICKLE & PEANUT (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 9/7/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, July 2015) "Pickle and Peanut," an animated buddy-comedy series that follows the offbeat teenage adventures of best friends Pickle and Peanut, premieres MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD, with new episodes airing Mondays through October 5. Jon Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite") stars as the emotional Pickle and Johnny Pemberton ("22 Jump Street") as the freewheeling Peanut. The premiere episode will be available on WATCH Disney XD, Disney XD on Demand and DisneyXD.com beginning Tuesday, September 1. Created by Noah Z. Jones ("Fish Hooks") and developed by Joel Trussell ("Yo Gabba Gabba!"), "Pickle and Peanut" finds small-town teens Pickle and Peanut embarking upon their last year of high school, determined to cram in as much fun as possible before taking on the inevitable adulthood responsibilities. The two underdogs dream up plans to be anything but ordinary in their slightly bizarre fictional suburb of Reno, Nevada. The series employs an inventive mix of 2-D animation and live-action clips that highlight the unpredictable humor and quirky nature of the series.
FOR MY MAN (TV ONE)
· [series premiere] · 9/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, August 2015) Building on the success of its suspenseful Monday night original Fatal Attraction, TV One expands its crime and justice programming with the launch of For My Man. This one-hour series, premiering on Monday, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. ET, sheds light on the outrageous and shocking stories of women who have been arrested for a crime they committed in the name of love. As Piper Kerman, author of "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in A Women's Prison," testified at the Aug. 4 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, women - particularly women of color - are the fastest growing population in the criminal justice system. Many of them - of the more than 200,000 women behind bars per the Bureau of Justice Statistics - experienced sexual abuse and violence prior to their imprisonment. TV One's For My Man shows real-life examples of this unfortunate trend, telling various stories of Black women who literally put their lives and freedom on the line for their men. From a killing spree across the Midwest to an inside informant at the DEA, these women have no limits as to how far they will go for love.
SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL, A (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2015) A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL will chronicle the University of Notre Dame's quest for gridiron glory with weekly, all-access coverage of the college football powerhouse. From the classroom to the locker room and kick-off each week, the groundbreaking series will transport viewers behind-the-scenes, beyond the field and into the lives of student athletes as they compete for a college football national championship.
INK MASTER: REDEMPTION (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, May 2015) Coming off its most-watched season to date, Spike TV has picked up a seventh season of "Ink Master," the network's hit, original tattoo-competition series. Season seven will feature 16 one-hour episodes, slated to debut in spring 2016. In addition, the network has announced a spin-off series, "Ink Master: Redemption," which offers disgruntled former human canvases of "Ink Master" a chance to receive a new tattoo that leaves them happier than their last. The announcement was made by Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike TV. The network will launch the newest installment of "Ink Master" - season six - on Tuesday, June 23 at 10pm ET/PT. In "Ink Master: Redemption," human canvases from previous "Ink Master" seasons, who left unhappy with their tattoos, return to the shop for a chance at new ink. The spinoff series, featuring six half-hour episodes, goes into production this summer and will debut in September.
SUDDENLY ROYAL (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, August 2015) When blue collar, All-American auto repair advisor David Drew Howe decided to research his ancestry online, he never imagined that the shocking results would catapult him and his family into the most elite social circles overnight, in one word - ROYALTY. On Wednesday, September 9 at 10/9c, TLC premieres SUDDENLY ROYAL, a new series that follows David, his wife Pam, and 12-year-old daughter Grace on an adventure of a lifetime as they make the bold decision to travel 3,000 miles away to unveil what it really means to be heir to the throne of the British Isle of Man. TLC has ordered seven one-hour episodes. For the Howes, having noble lineage and even getting an invite to the Duke and Duchess's royal wedding is one thing, but convincing the locals they are the royal family will prove to be another story as the Isle's residents won't take kindly to an American trying to claim the throne. As David faces the trials and tribulations of winning over the people of Mann, Pam and Grace embrace the adventure, but must also adjust to living there - a far cry from the world in which they're familiar.
LAST HOPE WITH TROY DUNN (UP)
· [series premiere] · 9/10/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from UP TV's press release, July 2015) UP presents the heartwarming, emotional UP Original Series "Last Hope with Troy Dunn," with real-life missing persons and relationship expert, best-selling author and motivational speaker Troy Dunn ("APB with Troy Dunn," "The Locator"). The brand-new series will follow Dunn as he tracks down long-lost loved ones for everyday people and facilitates their inspirational reunions. Produced by DunnDeal Studios, "Last Hope with Troy Dunn" debuts exclusively on UP on Thursday, September 10 at 9:00 p.m. EDT. UP's new half-hour, 10-episode series promises a deeper insight into how Dunn rebuilds fractured relationships by finding absent loved ones and bringing them home. Combining technology, social media and good old-fashioned "boots on the ground" detective work, Dunn will give viewers an unprecedented look inside his unorthodox approach for finding the "unfindable" and repairing very broken relationships. It is his deeply passionate approach and extraordinary track record that have made him the most sought after expert in his field.
MURDER PACT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/12/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2015) After witnessing the accidental death of their classmate Heidi, a group of friends - four rich socialites - flee the scene, not realizing that Heidi's roommate Lisa witnessed everything. When Lisa starts to drop hints that she knows about the "accident," the friends decide they can't trust her to stay quiet, and plot to kill Lisa before she rats them out, burying her body beneath the floorboards in one of their basements. Before long, though, the guilt and paranoia starts to consume them, and they become convinced that Lisa may actually be alive and looking for revenge. Alexa Pena Vega, Beau Mirchoff, Renee Olstead, Michael J. Willett, Sean Patrick Thomas star. (2015)
GAME SHAKERS (NICK)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 9/12/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, February 2015) Game Makers (working title), just picked up for 26 episodes, is the newest creation from hit-maker Dan Schneider. It's a live-action sitcom about two 12-year-old girls who start a multi-million-dollar gaming company and take on rap superstar Double G as a business partner. As part of a multi-platform experience, the games seen in the episodes will be released through apps and online. Schneider will also serve as Executive Producer.
WELCOME HOME (UP)
· [original telefilm] · 9/13/15 at 7:00 PM
(from UP TV's press release, July 2015) Starring and executive produced by Luke Perry, the UP Premiere Movie Welcome Home tells the story of a writer who returns from vacation to find that a homeless mother and her two children have been squatting in his house, with nowhere to go. The script was written by Jonathan Zeichner, executive director of L.A.'s A Place Called Home (APCH, www.apch.org), a dynamic, non-profit youth center. Directed by James Head ("R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour," "The Dead Zone"), Welcome Home premieres exclusively on UP on Sunday, September 13 at 7 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. PDT. Welcome Home was executive produced by Perry, Ira Pincus, John Morayniss and John Ritchie, and produced by Entertainment One Television. The film's ensemble cast includes Camille Sullivan (The Butterfly Effect, "Shattered"), Will Verchere-Gopaulsingh ("When Calls the Heart," "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"), Kayden Magnuson ("The Whispers"), Erica Cerra ("The 100," "Eureka") and Susan Hogan (CAT. 8, The Christmas Secret).
BIG KITCHENS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 9/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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UNCOMMON GROUNDS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 9/14/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, August 2015) Entrepreneur Todd Carmichael has traveled to the furthest corners of the globe to source the very best coffee the world has to offer - while also elevating the way America experiences its favorite brew. Now, Carmichael is bringing this same blend of boldness and passion to an all-new Travel Channel series, "Uncommon Grounds," premiering on Monday, September 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. In this eight-part series, Carmichael's desire to push his personal and professional limits takes him, along with his cameraman sidekick "Hollywood," to global destinations known for food, culture and innovation. During each hour-long episode of "Uncommon Grounds," Carmichael explores the culture of each country through the lens of coffee in an effort to build his business and learn more about how coffee plays a critical role in society. From Paris to Lusaka, Istanbul to Havana, Carmichael crisscrosses the globe to meet with influential personalities, chefs and experts who share his fervor for exploration and adventure. Driven by his interminable quest to find the next big thing in a highly competitive coffee industry, Carmichael combines tradition with inspiration to devise new products he can release to customers back home.
BASTARD EXECUTIONER, THE (FX)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 9/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, August 2015) The 10-episode first season of The Bastard Executioner from Kurt Sutter, the Creator/Showrunner of the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy, debuts on FX on September 15th with a two-hour premiere. The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle (Lee Jones), a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny. Guided by Annora (Katey Sagal), a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett (Stephen Moyer), a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love Ventris (Flora Spencer-Longhurst), Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose. The Bastard Executioner also features series regulars Kurt Sutter, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys. The Bastard Executioner was created by Sutter, who will serve as Executive Producer along with award-winning producers Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Paris Barclay. Sutter wrote the script for the pilot of The Bastard Executioner, which was directed by Barclay. The project is being produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) Five Emmy Awards and a Tony Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other currently on American television. Complete with stunts, skits, pranks, audience interaction, musical numbers, giveaways and unlimited surprises, this show proves that anything can happen, and it can happen to you. Based on the wildly popular British hit "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," the modernized variety show format and its fearless, multi-talented star will make for one of the best nights ever on TV week after week. Neil Patrick Harris, Orly Adelson, Siobhan Greene, David A. Hurwitz, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly executive produce. "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" is produced by ITV Studios America.
MOONBEAM CITY (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 9/16/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, August 2015) "Moonbeam City" is Comedy Central's arresting new animated series that delves into the sex, violence and pastels of another time. Walking a very thin neon line, with its absurdist take on the gritty, sex-drenched crime dramas from the 1980s, this retro-futuristic cop extravaganza dares to go to the mean streets of mystery and criminal excess. What will it take for this dysfunctional police force to protect their beloved, neon-soaked metropolis? Tune in to the ten-episode debut season of "Moonbeam City" which kicks off on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the 19th season premiere of "South Park." The "Moonbeam City" series voice talent includes Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation") as Dazzle Novak, the handsome, idiotic detective who commits more crimes than most criminals, Will Forte ("The Last Man on Earth") as Rad Cunningham, the obnoxious rival to Dazzle who will stop at nothing to destroy him, Elizabeth Banks ("Wet Hot American Summer") as Pizzaz Miller, the sexy, tyrannical chief of police, and Kate Mara ("House of Cards") as Chrysalis Tate, the city's only competent police officer.
I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "I Love Kellie Pickler" (working title) (September 18) - Kellie Pickler catapulted from small-town obscurity and became a household name thanks to "American Idol" and "Dancing With the Stars," but has since gone on to become a country sensation and part of the CMT Family. Recognized and beloved for her quirky personality, uniquely hysterical witticisms and Southern charm, the series will follow her marriage to Kyle Jacobs - her complete opposite. "I Love Kellie Pickler" is produced by Ryan Seacrest with executive producers Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs. Jayson Dinsmore and Morgan Selzer executive produce for CMT.
WE HAVE ISSUES (E!)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2015) Comedian's Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman battle it out in this new series that features a competitive comedy debate about the week's biggest pop culture news.
UNGODLY ACTS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/19/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2015) Inspired by actual events. When Melissa Cooper's body is found hanging from a swing set, the 27-year-old's death is initially ruled a suicide. But two weeks later a young man, Adam, comes forward claiming he murdered Melissa on the orders of her husband, Daniel Cooper. Adam says that Daniel is the leader of an end times religious cult and that Daniel controls every aspect of the followers' lives. Daniel Cooper denies all wrongdoing in his wife's death, but other members of the "Church of the Blessed Light" claim that the charismatic Daniel indeed has a secret life. Melissa's case is investigated, exploring what really went on behind closed doors in Daniel and Melissa's marriage, whether Adam acted on his own accord, if Melissa was killed on the orders of her fanatical, newlywed husband or, if Melissa was murdered at all. Dominique Swain, Mike Faiola, Brant Daugherty, Megan Park star. (2015)
DASH DOLLS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 9/20/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2015) Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian made a mark on the fashion industry with the opening of their upscale DASH boutiques. Now viewers will have the opportunity to follow the lives of the Kardashian sisters' young, fun and hot employees as they navigate the hectic life of a twenty-something in Hollywood while representing the Kardashian brand. This new generation of boutique girls takes on the glamorous lifestyle that comes with managing one of today's most recognizable franchises, owned by three famous and often demanding bosses, while juggling romances, parties, family drama and other career aspirations. The new eight episode, one-hour series features Khloé Kardashian's best friend Malika Haqq and her twin sister, Khadijah Haqq-McCray.
ALASKA HAUNTING (DA)
· [series premiere] · 9/20/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Destination America's press release, August 2015) On Alaska's isolated tundra, a disembodied howl could be the wind, a wild animal or - if you're lucky - only your imagination. This September, Destination America embarks on a frozen journey to investigate Alaska's supernatural mysteries in the return of ALASKA MONSTERS and the world premiere of ALASKA HAUNTING. Chilling reports of supernatural activity and monster sightings have left generations of locals desperate for answers and shaking from more than just the frigid temperatures. Between the elusive Sasquatch and mysterious spirits, these series shine a light on the dark side of life on the last frontier, where miles of forest separate neighbors and no one can hear you scream. ALASKA MONSTERS season two premieres Saturday, September 19 at 10/9c, followed by the world premiere of ALASKA HAUNTING on Sunday, September 20 at 10/9c. Following the season premiere of ALASKA MONSTERS is the world premiere of ALASKA HAUNTING on Sunday, September 20 at 10/9c, in which unnerving ghostly encounters deep in the Alaskan bush leave residents with nowhere to run and no neighbors to turn to for help. Spirits lurk in the shadows of Alaska's isolated cabins, tormenting families and leaving them no choice but to turn to paranormal investigators as their last hope.
LIFE IN PIECES (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 8:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) LIFE IN PIECES is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks), and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather (Betsy Brandt), and her husband, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they're considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan (Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Dianne Wiest), the family's adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids - as long as she agrees with it - and John (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner James Brolin), the gregarious patriarch who's searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70. As the family's lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life's all about. Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg also star. Justin Adler, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer ("Modern Family") and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer.
MINORITY REPORT (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) The future is coming. Based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals... before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs - "precognitives" Dash, Arthur and Agatha - who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs. Precog DASH (Stark Sands, "Inside Llewyn Davis") - driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions - now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd police detective, LARA VEGA (Meagan Good, "Think Like A Man" franchise, "Californication"), attempt to stop the murders that he predicts. As they navigate this future America, they will search for Dash's missing twin brother, ARTHUR, and elude others who will stop at nothing to exploit their precog abilities. Also complicating matters is Dash and Arthur's ingenious, but reclusive, foster sister, AGATHA (Laura Regan, "Mad Men," "Unbreakable"), who just wants Dash to return home. A drama of crime and conspiracy, this is a timeless story of connection: two lost souls, Dash and Vega, who find friendship, purpose and redemption in each other.
BLINDSPOT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) From executive producer Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "The Mysteries of Laura") comes "Blindspot": A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. "Jane," Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed. The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson. Martin Gero serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington also executive produce. "Blindspot" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
· [two-hour series premiere - special night] · 9/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers of GLEE and "American Horror Story." Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, "American Horror Story: Freak Show," "Scream 4"). But when anti-Kappa DEAN MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, "Halloween," "A Fish Called Wanda," "True Lies") decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school's silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder... or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty. SCREAM QUEENS stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele (GLEE), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Zombieland," "August: Osage County"), Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Live"), Oliver Hudson ("Nashville," "Rules of Engagement"), Skyler Samuels ("American Horror Story: Coven"), Keke Palmer ("Akeela and the Bee," "Masters of Sex"), newcomer Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita ("Rock of Ages"), Glen Powell ("The Expendables 3"), Lucien Laviscount ("Episodes"), Niecy Nash ("Getting On," "The Soul Man"), pop superstar and actor Nick Jonas ("Kingdom") and Grammy Award nominee and actress Ariana Grande.
MUPPETS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for "kids" of all ages. Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory") and Bob Kushell ("Anger Management") are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn ("Wilfred"), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. "The Muppets" is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
LIMITLESS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) LIMITLESS, based on the feature film, is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca's confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen "Naz" Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal's worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. The pilot was directed by Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man" 1 and 2 Feature Films).
BAZILLION DOLLAR CLUB, THE (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, July 2015) Syfy announced today at SXSW V2V the premiere date for The Bazillion Dollar Club, a high-adrenaline, high stakes docu-series set in the cutthroat world of today's most forward-thinking innovators as they search for the next great idea. The Bazillion Dollar Club will debut Tuesday, September 22 at 10pm. Set in Silicon Valley, the six-episode series follows Dave McClure, a relentless drill sergeant who founded 500 Startups, software accelerator and venture capital fund, and Brady Forrest, the quirky and creative mind behind the hardware accelerator Highway1. Their companies offer two of the world's most aggressive accelerator programs that mentor startups from concept to product launch.
ROSEWOOD (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) Meet the Beethoven of private pathologists... From executive producer Todd Harthan ("Psych," "Dominion"), ROSEWOOD is the story of DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR. (Morris Chestnut, "Nurse Jackie," "The Best Man" franchise), the most brilliant private pathologist in Miami. Using his wildly sophisticated autopsy lab, he performs for-hire autopsies to uncover clues that the Miami PD can't see. His new partner-in-crime is Detective VILLA (Jaina Lee Ortiz, "The After"), a Miami PD detective with attitude and demons to spare. While she's impressed by Rosewood's incredible abilities, his constant optimism is more annoying than it is infectious. But somehow, week-to-week, this unlikely tag team will solve many crimes together. Joining Rosewood in his practice are his sister and "toxicology queen," PIPPY (Gabrielle Dennis, "The Game"); and DNA specialist TARA MILLY IZIKOFF aka TMI (Anna Konkle, "Man Seeking Woman," "Betas"), who is Pippy's fiancée. Plagued with his own set of medical ailments, Rosewood sees that every moment of life should be embraced and lived to the fullest. And those moments of victims' lives that will never be are what drive him the most.
ROAD SPILL (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2015) Road Spill hits the pavement to see what people really dish about in the comfort of their cars. Each episode is loosely based on an overarching theme while navigation devices provide talking points for the driver and passengers, who engage in funny conversation surrounding current events, personal stories and opinions, pop culture, and moral dilemmas. Throughout each car's journey hilarious moments and the occasional outburst of road rage ensue.
PLAYER, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) From the executive producers of "The Blacklist" and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester ("Strike Back," "Fringe") comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins. The cast also includes Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton. John Rogers serves as writer and executive producer. John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri also executive produce. "The Player" is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey.
FASHIONABLY LATE WITH RACHEL ZOE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) A new weekly talk show is coming to Lifetime, hosted by the renowned stylist and designer, Rachel Zoe. Straight from Zoe's fashion empire headquarters on Melrose Avenue, Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe gives viewers the definitive inside look into what's hot and what's not in fashion, beauty and pop culture. Joined by fashion insider and Harper's Bazaar Editor-At-Large Derek Blasberg, Zoe's husband Rodger Berman , and their celebrity friends, each episode will be a fun, glamour-packed look at the world around us through the lens of fashion. The half-hour talker premieres Thursday, September 24, at 10:30pm ET/PT, following all-new episodes of Project Runway.
STEP IT UP (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2015) In the all-new Lifetime docu-series STEP IT UP, Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of one of the most prestigious dance companies in Florida; the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT). Renowned for her fierce rivalry with Bring It's Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, Traci also is well-known in the dance community for using unconventional methods to motivate her co-ed dance team. For this troupe, the biggest competition isn't other teams; it's against each other, as each week they must dance their hearts out to earn a coveted spot in a high-stakes performance. Over the course of eight hour-long episodes, the YCDT dancers push themselves to the limit to perform at high-profile events. Varying in age and meticulously trained, Traci's tough, no-nonsense attitude prepares her dancers for the myriad of dance genres they face in competition, including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, West African and hip-hop.
LOVE ON THE AIR (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 9/26/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Alison Sweeney and Jonathan Scarfe tune in for 'Love On The Air,' premiering on September 26. When a female radio host abruptly gets dumped by her boyfriend on-air, she needs to quickly put the pieces back together in her life. But just when things can't get worse for her, she discloses her story to a co-worker, not realizing that he is a shock jock that exposes her humiliating story on air. Now, the enemies must work together and may just find they have more in common than they first thought. Cast: Allison Sweeney, Jonathan Scarfe Airdate: September 26, 2015
MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (DISNEY XD)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 9/26/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, July 2015) "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy," the action-packed epic space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, debuts with a one-hour special featuring back-to-back episodes, Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 PM ET on Disney XD. Catch a sneak peek of the first episode on Saturday, September 5 at 9:00 PM ET! Disney XD will also telecast 10 two-minute shorts delving into the backstory of each of the five main characters throughout the month of August. "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" features themes of redemption and the importance of friendships and family told through a series of riveting sequential story arcs. The series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It's up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.
HELLO IT'S ME (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Kellie Martin stars in "Hello, It's Me," based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Wendy Markham. A woman coping with the loss of her husband and the task of raising two children on her own meets a handsome rich man but doesn't feel right about pursuing anything. That's when she begins receiving messages from her deceased husband urging her to move on and heal. Cast: Kellie Martin, Kavan Smith Airdate: September 27, 2015
BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They're soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. "OIL" stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey. "OIL" was written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson. "OIL" is produced by ABC Signature.
INDIAN SUMMERS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) MASTERPIECE "Indian Summers" -- Julie Walters plays the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight of British rule in India. The lavish 9-part series explores the collision of the English ruling class and local people agitating for Indian independence. The two sides alternately clash and merge in intricate games of power, politics and passion. Also starring are Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth and Lillete Dubey. -- Sundays, September 27-November 15, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET and November 22, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET
QUANTICO (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. "Quantico" stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb. "Quantico" was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. "Quantico" is produced by ABC Studios.
I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING -- Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit "Everybody Loves Raymond," as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities' traditions alive and create new ones. Rosenthal visits kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path, leading viewers from one of the least expensive Michelin-starred restaurants in Asia to a Los Angeles bakery training former gang members. -- Mondays, September 28-November 2, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
GRANDFATHERED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) What's the fastest way to put the brakes on a cruise-controlled bachelor lifestyle? Fatherhood? Guess again. Television icon John Stamos ("Full House," "ER") stars in a new comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he's not only a father, but a grandfather. Successful restaurateur and man-about-town JIMMY MARTINO (Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. All that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, GERALD (Josh Peck, THE MINDY PROJECT), and his baby daughter, EDIE. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat. Keeping tabs on Jimmy is Gerald's mother and Jimmy's former girlfriend, rocker chick-turned-mother SARA (Paget Brewster, "Criminal Minds," "Community"). Equally concerned about how Jimmy will manage these new developments is Jimmy's restaurant family, especially assistant manager ANNELISE (Kelly Jenrette, "Audrey") and chef KEN (Ravi Patel, "Super Fun Night"). Can Jimmy teach Gerald to be a little more like him in order to win the affection of Edie's hot mess of a mom, VANESSA (Christina Milian, FAMILY GUY, "Baggage Claim")? Will Jimmy and Sara fall for each other all over again, even though she's the one thing he never dates - a woman his own age? And who's higher maintenance, Jimmy or the baby? GRANDFATHERED is an unconventional, sophisticated comedy about coming of age - at any age.
GRINDER, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) How many TV lawyers does it take to try a real-life case in a real-life courtroom? One, and his name is THE GRINDER. Starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation," "The West Wing"), THE GRINDER is a new comedy about a famous TV lawyer at a crossroads. When his legal series ends, he decides to move back home and join his family's real law firm - despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. DEAN SANDERSON (Lowe) spent eight seasons playing the title role on the hit legal drama "The Grinder." Now he's moving back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where his brother, STEWART (Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage, "The Wonder Years"), is a real-life attorney who is poised to take over the family law firm. It doesn't take long for Dean to start injecting his TV drama into every aspect of Stewart's life, both in the courtroom and at home, impacting Stewart's wife - and Dean's high school sweetheart - DEBBIE (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, NEW GIRL, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"); their two kids, 15-year-old LIZZIE (Hana Hayes, "Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures") and 13-year-old ETHAN (Connor Kalopsis, "Days Of Our Lives"); and Dean and Stewart's father, the law firm's head, DEAN SR. (William Devane, "24: Live Another Day"). Dean and Stewart don't see to eye to eye, but when they stop arguing with each other and start arguing together in court... they make a formidable team. THE GRINDER is the story of two brothers, who took different paths, but meet again in the middle - for justice... sort of.
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2015) In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A perfect blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is inviting, fast-paced and, above all, smart. Adam is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it...whether you like it or not. Adam Ruins Everything isn't just fun to watch, but addictively informative. It's everything you didn't want to need to know. The show was born out of a popular CollegeHumor original series that has generated more than 30 million views since premiering online with the video "Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam" in early 2014.
CODE BLACK (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) CODE BLACK, based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all - creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER's controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson (Bonnie Somerville), Malaya Pineda (Melanie Kannokada), Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Angus Leighton (Harry M. Ford). Leanne's confidante, Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman), is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne's "cowboy" approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie (William Allen Young), the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle. Michael Seitzman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and David Semel are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by David Semel ("Madam Secretary").
BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, August 2015) Discovery Family Channel today announced BABIES BEHAVING BADLY and BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY, two hilarious original series from Barcroft Productions featuring unfiltered real-life moments of mischief from the littlest humans and adorable animals alike. Each 30-minute episode showcases silly and shocking user-generated content, woven with cutting commentary from comedians offering their own side-stitching insight about these little rascals. These cheeky and downright outrageous series will debut this Fall, only on Discovery Family Channel. But babies aren't the only ones misbehaving on Discovery Family Channel - BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY is a hysterical sister-series about animals acting up and wreaking havoc for humans around them. With brazen beasts moonlighting as naughty trespassers and causing noisy nuisances, BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY will premiere on Thursday, October 1 at 8/7c. From a bear who takes a dip in the neighborhood swimming pool to a raccoon who invites himself into the kitchen, there is no shortage of mirthful misconduct in this series debut.
BENDERS (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, June 2015) IFC has lined up the lead ensemble cast of its upcoming original hockey comedy Benders, premiering Thursday, October 1 at 10 pm ET/PT. Actors Lindsey Broad (The Office, 21 Jump Street), Chris Distefano (Girl Code, The Half Hour), Mark Gessner (Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist), Ruy Iskandar (Gotham, The Blacklist) and Andrew Schulz (Guy Code, co-creator & host of Brilliant Idiots podcast) have signed on to star in the eight-episode series. Creators Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti are executive producing along with their Apostle partner Denis Leary. Benders follows a team of friends bonded by an irrational obsession with their men's ice hockey team, The Chubbys. Paul Rosenberg (Schulz) is the insecure leader whose involvement with the team causes daily havoc for him and his wife Karen (Broad). Along for the ride are Paul's best friends Anthony (Distefano), the charmer who schemes his way through life; Dicky (Gessner), the wealthy hedge fund manager whose answer to everything is in his wallet; and Sebalos (Iskandar) the slacker on a misguided search for his purpose in life. While their hockey skills may be limited, their passion is not, as evidenced by the chaos their devotion to the game creates in their everyday lives.
JACKSONS, THE: NEXT GENERATION (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2015) Lifetime's all-new docuseries The Jacksons: Next Generation (#JacksonsNextGen) focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family -- Taj, Taryll and TJ -- Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5. Premiering Friday, October 2, at 10PM ET/PT, the series features the brothers as they work to balance a career and their lives as traditional family men while living up to the pressures and demands that comes with their last name. The siblings, known as the music group 3T, have toured and sold more than three million records worldwide just off their debut album. Still impacted by the loss of their mother, Dee Dee, the brothers are raising their children and managing the day-to-day tasks within their families, just like everyone else. Their quest for normalcy, however, often collides head-on with the good and bad of living with one of history's most renowned last names. The series reveals what it's like for them living with the last name Jackson including how they deal with constant rumors, stalkers, and frauds who all want a piece of anything and anyone related to the family's legacy.
DR. KEN (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong ("Community," "The Hangover"), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. "Dr. Ken" stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly. "Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O'Connell. Executive producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O'Connell as co-executive producer. "Dr. Ken" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
UNAUTHORIZED BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 STORY, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Ah, the 1990s. Sideburns, frosted tips, slap bracelets, fanny packs and, of course, the launch of two shows that made television history -- Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. In a Lifetime "throw back-to-back" weekend event, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story premieres Saturday, October 3, at 8pm ET/PT and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story follows on Saturday, October 10, at 8pm ET/PT. The movies are the latest in Lifetime's "Unauthorized Story" film franchise and revisit two of the decade's most iconic programs and reveal what transpired behind the scenes during the cast members' rise to fame. An international pop culture phenomenon, Beverly Hills, 90210 ruled the '90s television landscape and reigned as the top teen show for nearly a decade during which Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling became household names. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story reveals the roller coaster ride behind the show's first four seasons, highlighting the drama between cast members and producers both on and off-set as they journeyed together from near-cancelation to unparalled fame and success.
COUNTRY GIRL (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/3/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Jill Wagner stars in Country Girl, premiering on October 3. Young and madly in love, Annie and Ben run away from her family farm and elope, but the marriage ends before it can begin when her parents have it immediately annulled. Years later they discover a paperwork glitch which means they're still husband and wife -- big problem since they're both about to marry other people! While the clock ticks away toward their respective weddings, the sparks fly as they're forced to re-unite to make their divorce legal. Cast: Jill Wagner Airdate: October 3, 2015
50/50 (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/15 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, August 2015) "50/50" is an action-packed, 50-hour getaway worth $50,000 that starts when two Travel Channel hosts find unsuspecting people on the street and ask a simple question -- can you leave right now? In Travel Channel's new original series, premiering on Sunday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, travel expert Samantha Brown and her up-for-anything pal Chris Grundy are doing the asking and whisking an impulsive couple on an unforgettable two-day getaway where they are presented with extravagant and excruciatingly awesome choices every step of the way: where to go, what to do, when to eat and should they take time out to sleep. But, the intrepid travelers must drop everything and leave right now! The series is comprised of six one-hour episodes and two half-hour pilots. This morning, Brown and Grundy hit New York City and made a beeline for the TODAY show plaza, where they hunted for unsuspecting TODAY fans willing to compete for the chance to jet away on a 50-hour, $50,000 adventure. TODAY host (and travel junkie) Al Roker joined the travel-ambushing-action with Brown and Grundy and found three pairs of travelers willing to compete to drop everything and join the trio on an amazing trip of a lifetime. In this special episode, after a fierce travel-centric competition between battling teams, one spontaneous pair is racing home to quickly pack and then climb into a limo with Roker, Brown and Grundy, where they'll head immediately to the airport, bound for Abu Dhabi.
ART BREAKERS (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation's press release, August 2015) Ovation TV, America's only arts network, takes viewers inside the high-stakes, high-priced world of art collecting with the premiere of its new original series, Art Breakers. The four-part series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and help their clients find the perfect piece of art that will not only bring joy to their lives, but also be a wise investment. Art Breakers is set to premiere October 4 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV. In each episode, former sorority sisters Miller and Carol Lee tackle a new business challenge to accommodate their clients' eclectic tastes and sometimes bizarre requests. Whether it's soliciting a spiritual connection for a quirky client, decorating the New York City office of the millionaire owner of an Australian juicing empire, or finding an artist to create an original work inspired by TV star Mario Lopez's new tequila brand, these undaunted pros are the art world's best matchmakers.
WIDOWER, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) THE WIDOWER - This drama is the true story of Malcolm Webster, a nurse by profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman: well-spoken, personable and charming. He's also a spendthrift and killer. He marries, and attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies. -- Sundays, October 4-18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, August 2015) Richard Blais hosts as the country's top bakers battle it out to create Halloween's spookiest sweets. From mummy meringues, to creepy cakes, to bat wing whoopie pies, and to towering confections of terror, this competition is full of tricks and treats. Ron Ben-Israel, Carla Hall and Sherry Yard decide which baker has what it takes to land the $25,000 prize and title of Halloween Baking Champion!
CASUAL (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/7/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2015) A comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter.
JAY LENO'S GARAGE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, August 2015) After delivering six consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth among P25-54 in primetime, CNBC today announced the latest addition to the network's expanding primetime lineup, "Jay Leno's Garage," premiering Wednesday, October 7 at 10PM ET/PT. Hosted by legendary comedian and "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, the new eight-episode hour-long primetime series, covers all things automotive including classic cars, super cars, restoration projects, road tests, investments and the inner workings of the car collectors' market. "Many of us see automobiles as kinetic artwork, which I find fascinating," said Leno. "Art doesn't always have to be stagnant. It could be rolling down the highway."
SUPERMANSION (CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 10/8/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Crackle's press release, August 2015) Emmy(R) award-winning actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") stars as the voice of Titanium Rex, leader of The League of Freedom, a motley band of super heroes that has seen better days. Titanium Rex struggles to live with and fight alongside the Millennial-aged, often lackadaisical members of The League of Freedom as they battle against arch-enemies and struggle to remain relevant in a world overcome with heroes. The stop-motion animated comedy comes from the minds of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, creators of the Emmy(R)-winning "Robot Chicken." "SuperMansion" also stars the voices of Seth Green ("Family Guy"), Keegan-Michael Key ("Key and Peele"), Jillian Bell ("Workaholics"), Chris Pine (Star Trek) and an incredible roster of guest stars. Cranston also serves as executive producer, alongside Green, John Harvatine, Eric Towner and James Degus. Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells of "Robot Chicken" are creators, writers and executive producers.
RED OAKS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/15 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2014) Directed by Sundance award-winner David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) and executive produced by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven), Red Oaks stars Craig Roberts (Submarine) as David Myers, an assistant tennis pro at the Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey in 1985. David is both reeling from his father's heart attack and conflicted about what college major to declare in the fall; his father Sam Myers is played by Richard Kind (Luck). While there, David meets a colorful cast of misfit co-workers and wealthy club members including an alluring art student named Skye, played by Alexandra Socha, and her corporate raider father Getty played by Paul Reiser (Mad About You) and Ennis Esmer as Nash. A coming-of-age comedy set in the "go-go" 80s that is equal parts hijinks and heartfelt, Red Oaks is about enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end - and the future begins. Red Oaks also stars Jennifer Grey (It's Like, You Know) as Judy Myers, Oliver Cooper (Californication) as Wheeler and Gage Golightly as Karen. Red Oaks is written by Gregory Jacobs (The Knick) and Joe Gangemi (Eliza Graves). Soderbergh, Green, Jacobs, and Gangemi are Executive Producers.
BBQ BLITZ (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, August 2015) Game on! Food Network Star winner and former NFL player Eddie Jackson is taking a barbecue battle on the road in new series BBQ Blitz. In each city, three of the best grillers, smokers, and fire-roasters will cook off for a chance to win $5,000 and the title of best barbecue chef.
UNAUTHORIZED MELROSE PLACE STORY, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/10/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Ah, the 1990s. Sideburns, frosted tips, slap bracelets, fanny packs and, of course, the launch of two shows that made television history -- Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. In a Lifetime "throw back-to-back" weekend event, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story premieres Saturday, October 3, at 8pm ET/PT and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story follows on Saturday, October 10, at 8pm ET/PT. The movies are the latest in Lifetime's "Unauthorized Story" film franchise and revisit two of the decade's most iconic programs and reveal what transpired behind the scenes during the cast members' rise to fame. Launched in 1992 as a companion for Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place quickly became a giant television hit in its own right. Originally designed to be an authentic, grounded look at 20-something life in Los Angeles, the program soon became 90210's soapier, yet equally popular counterpart. The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story highlights the remarkable behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the series including early casting drama, Heather Locklear arriving to "save" Melrose Place, and the actors begging their writers for even wilder storylines to make them fan favorites.
LAST KINGDOM, THE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, August 2015) BBC AMERICA's new original series, The Last Kingdom, is a contemporary story of redemption, vengeance and self-discovery set against the birth of England. The eight part drama series follows young warrior and outsider, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), on a fierce mission to reclaim his birthright. The Last Kingdom, from Emmy(R)-winning executive producers of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant, is a Carnival Films co-production with BBC AMERICA for BBC Two and BBC AMERICA. The Last Kingdom premieres Saturday, October 10, 10:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA. Eleven-year-old Uhtred was born a Saxon in 9th century Northumbria. He watches from a cliff top as invading Danish ships move toward his home, not knowing that his future will soon be turned upside-down. Young Uhtred witnesses his father killed and the Saxon army defeated. That same day he is taken by the Danish warlord, Earl Ragnar. His fellow captive is a feisty, sharp-tongued girl named Brida. The orphans are brought up in the Danish camp.
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2015) Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything - her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan - in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it's only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). From CBS Television Studios, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom ("Robot Chicken"), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada"); and Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer," "The Amazing Spider-Man" films).
BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN -- Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. This ambitious project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories, and addresses some big questions. By understanding the human brain, we can come close to understanding humanity. -- Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
TRUTH BE TOLD (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) If you can think it, they will say it. From producer Will Packer ("Ride Along") and director Pam Fryman ("How I Met Your Mother") comes this unabashed new comedy about two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can't help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. The cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb. DJ Nash serves as writer and executive producer. Will Packer and director Pam Fryman (pilot) also executive produce. "People Are Talking" is produced by Universal Television and Will Packer Productions.
HARVEST MOON (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/17/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Jessy Schram, Jesse Hutch and Willie Aames star in "Harvest Moon" premiering on October 17. When her family goes bankrupt, privileged city girl Jen Stone travels to the country to try and fix up a struggling pumpkin farm that her father bought as an investment to get her money back. Not everyone is on board with her changes, least of all Brett, the farm's handsome manager. By working with what she knows best, she discovers the magic of pumpkin skincare and turns the struggling farm around while also falling in love. Cast: Jessy Schram, Jesse Hutch, Willie Aames Airdate: October 17, 2015
BELIEF (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 10/18/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, July 2015) Oprah Winfrey presents "Belief," a landmark television event exploring humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves. This groundbreaking original series invites viewers to witness some of the world's most fascinating spiritual journeys through the eyes of the believers. Traveling to the far reaches of world, and to places cameras have rarely been, "Belief" searches the origins of diverse faiths and the heart of what really matters. From the epic to the intimate, webbed throughout each hour are stories of people on spiritual journeys, taking them to sacred spaces, including: the largest peaceful gathering in the history of the world as a group of believers seek redemption along the banks of a holy river; a free climber on the side of a mountain who believes there is no greater power than just being present as he climbs without rope; inside the ceremonies of the past as a 21st century woman seeks to find a miracle cure using ancient ceremonial treatments; the quiet of the night as a culture seeks to hang on to its 50,000 year-old history by searching the stars for insight to share with future generations; and, a courtroom and prison where a grieving mother must grapple with forgiveness as she comes face-to-face with her son's killer. These stories and others will all lead us to ask: "What do you believe?" "Belief" is co-produced by the award-winning production companies Harpo Studios and part2 pictures. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Sheri Salata, Jon Sinclair, David Shadrack Smith, Greg Henry and Kim Woodard.
JESSE STONE: LOST IN PARADISE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/18/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) winner Tom Selleck stars with Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) nominated William Devane, Leslie Hope and TV icon Luke Perry in the ninth installment of the famed detective-movie series "Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise;" World premiere October 18 on Hallmark Channel and October 25 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Based on the bestselling books by Robert, B. Parker, the 10th anniversary of the iconic Jesse Stone series is the first 'Jesse Stone' original produced exclusively for Crown Media Family Networks. With things running smoothly in Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone agrees to serve as a consultant on an unsolved murder case in Boston, which leads him on a deadly quest to bring a serial killer to justice. Cast: Tom Selleck, Gloria Reuben, William Devane, Luke Perry Airdate: October 18 (Hallmark Channel); October 25 (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
RECKONING, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/18/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Katie LeClerc reprises her role in network fan favorite "The Reckoning," premiering on October 18. Katie Mayfield is now the mistress of Mayfield Manor, the estate passed down from her birth mother. In her new world she finds solace in honoring her mother's memory and in love with Justin Wirth, the Director of her foundation. Katie finds herself torn between two worlds and grieves for her plain Amish life. Unknown to Katie, Daniel Fisher, her lost love, makes a desperate attempt to find her. Does Katie choose her new life or the simple heritage she left behind? This is her great reckoning. Cast: Katie LeClerc and Jacob Blair Airdate: October 18, 2015
ROCKETJUMP: THE SHOW (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2015) Each half-hour episode of the comedy series will chronicle the filmmaking behind RocketJump's newest short. The eight full episodes will be released exclusively on Hulu on a weekly basis and the newly created shorts will premiere exclusively on Hulu.
DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) Even five-star hotels have dirty little secrets. Full of salacious acts, secret trysts and cold-blooded murder, DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS gives viewers a peek behind closed doors to shocking crimes that happened inside hotels. Premiering Wednesday, October 21 at 9/8c, DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS pairs together ID's true-crime intrigue with the cinematic storytelling experience of award-winning director Joel Schumacher, who is the executive producer of the series. "The Investigation Discovery team was thrilled to work with Joel Schumacher on DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. "Calling on Joel's affinity for ID and true crime stories, this series stylistically explores the hidden motives and dark secrets that ultimately led to gruesome murders in well-known hotels." Bolstered by the legendary Schumacher's creative genius, each hour-long episode of DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS weaves together cinematic-style reenactments, actual crime scene footage and commentary from hotel staff, true-crime experts and the victim's family and friends.
LOVE AT FIRST KISS (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from VH1's press release, August 2015) VH1 is switching up the rules (and order) of dating with the series debut of "Love At First Kiss" premiering on Wednesday, October 21 at 11PM ET/PT. The provocative eight-episode series, from "The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss and Warner Horizon Television, will bring together two strangers, both single and looking for love, who use a kiss as their initial greeting and first and only impression. The experiment is as simple as it sounds - walk up to a complete stranger, kiss, and then decide if there's enough chemistry to want to get to know each other better. The series will explore the captivating power of a first kiss between two strangers. These sometimes-steamy, sometimes-awkward smooches in the "Kiss Room" can either fall flat or lead to a two-minute speed date, and eventually a full-on date. Can one kiss truly lead to true romance? Cameras will catch all of the can't-miss moments, candid confessions as well as physical and emotional connections - it all starts when "Love At First Kiss" premieres on VH1 Wednesday, October 21 at 11 PM ET/PT.
SUPERGIRL (CBS)
· [series premiere - special time] · 10/26/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").
TEMPORARILY YOURS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/26/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Ashley Williams and Sam Yaeger star in "Temporarily Yours," premiering on October 26. Poppy Summerall is hired near Halloween as a temporary nanny by Ryan Lawson, a widowed, work-obsessed executive. Through a series of adventures, the eternally optimistic Poppy sets out to teach Ryan and his two young children what is important in life - unconditional love, family and the joy of everyday occurrences. Poppy and Ryan soon find they are drawn to each other. Could it become more than temporary? Cast: Ashley Williams, Sam Yaeger Airdate: October 26, 2015
WICKED CITY (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) "Wicked City" follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock 'n' roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. "Wicked City" stars Ed Westwick as Kent, Erika Christensen as Betty, Adam Rothenberg as Jack, Taissa Farmiga as Karen, Gabriel Luna as Paco, Karolina Wydra as Dianne, Holley Fain as Trish, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Diver and Anne Winters as Vicki. "Wicked City" was written by Steven Baigelman. Executive producers are Steven Baigelman and Mandeville Television's Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. "Wicked City" is produced by ABC Studios.
ASH VS EVIL DEAD (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 10/31/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, July 2015) STARZ today announced the highly anticipated premiere of original series "Ash vs Evil Dead" on Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM ET/PT and released the first live action trailer during the series' Comic Con panel in San Diego. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. "Ash vs Evil Dead," which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons -personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its "Evil" grip.
BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) This November, Investigation Discovery (ID) turns to the doyenne of television journalism to shed new light on America's most infamous political scandals and controversial cases. In BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS, ID pairs with legendary journalist Barbara Walters and ABC's Lincoln Square Productions to explore the gripping stories that once dominated the 24-hour news cycle and captivated the nation. Along the way, Walters takes viewers behind the scenes revealing her personal thoughts and insights for the first time, ever, and conducts new and exclusive interviews with key players involved in the original case. The world premiere series, BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS, debuts Monday, November 2 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery. "Journalist. Author. Television personality. In our lifetime, there is no other name more associated with headlines and stories that mesmerized readers and viewers than Barbara Walters. Indeed, only the incomparable Barbara Walters could deliver these original interviews and get the subjects to speak to her," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. "From an emotional reunion with Kimberly Mays, who was switched at birth, to the first-ever on camera interview with Gloria Chapman, the wife of Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon, Barbara peels back the layers of the nation's most fascinating scandals to uncover new and never-before-heard details, leaving America hooked once again."
ANGEL FROM HELL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) ANGEL FROM HELL stars Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch in a single-camera comedy about Amy (Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison's (Maggie Lawson) organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her "guardian angel." Allison is an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not tell anyone about her, Allison can't discuss this over-the-top oddball with her father and business partner, Marv (Kevin Pollak), a sunburned dermatologist who shares an office with Allison, or her younger brother, Brad (Kyle Bornheimer), a pharmaceutical sales rep who lives over her garage. As Allison tries to push Amy away, Amy makes her final pitch: her sole mission is to provide Allison with helpful guidance that nudges her in the right direction in life - and it's her final chance to prove herself as an angel. With that, Allison agrees to this unlikely relationship because maybe a weird friend is exactly what she needs... and what if Amy really is her "guardian angel"? Tad Quill and Emmy Award winner Don Scardino ("30 Rock") are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by Don Scardino.
MASTER OF NONE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/6/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2015) Based on the comedic viewpoints of Aziz Ansari, the show follows the personal and professional lives of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev's story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner. Ansari stars in and created the series with Alan Yang; both serve as executive producers alongside Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Dave Becky (Louie) and David Miner (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The series also stars H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu and is produced by Universal TV and 3 Arts for Netflix.
AGENT X (TNT)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 11/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, August 2015) This fall, TNT will launch Agent X, a spirited action-drama starring Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire), Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) winner Sharon Stone (Casino) and Gerald McRaney (House of Cards). In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren't in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President. The agent at the center of Agent X is John Case, played by Hephner. Case is a smooth, athletic, tough and quick-witted operative who can be brutally effective when his duties require it. Stone plays America's first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee, who pledges to protect the country "against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Honoring this vow, however, will force her and her secret operative to tackle not only global threats but also the palaces of intrigue of Washington D.C. With Case handling high-stakes missions that are too sensitive for the FBI and the CIA, Maccabee soon finds herself being drawn into the action. Agent X is being produced by TNT Originals in association with Beacon Pictures, with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One, Spy Game, Children of Men, Castle) and Sharon Stone serving as executive producers. William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity) who will also executive-produce, penned the pilot, which was directed by Peter O'Fallon (Legit, Suicide Kings).
FLESH AND BONE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, April 2015) Starz today announced that "Flesh and Bone," the eight-hour limited series created by Emmy(R) award-winning "Breaking Bad" Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, will premiere on Sunday November 8, 2015. "Flesh and Bone" follows a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark, gritty, complex series unflinchingly explores New York City through the eyes of Claire, played by Sarah Hay ("Black Swan"), an emotionally wounded but transcendent ballerina navigating the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. Claire's self-destructive tendencies amid her vaulting ambitions drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways, especially when she is confronted with the machinations of the company's mercurial Artistic Director, played by Ben Daniels ("House of Cards," "Law & Order UK") and an unwelcome visitor from her past.
SECRET SPACE ESCAPES (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, July 2015) What's it like to leave earth to explore the unknown? How does it feel to be in space? What happens when you're in space and something goes terribly wrong? Science Channel's SECRET SPACE ESCAPES reveals terrifying accidents, fights for survival, and stories of close calls and near misses by the astronauts who survived them. This all-new series offers chilling accounts of the challenges of space exploration as told only by the explorers who lived them and the men and women in mission control who helped each team avert disaster. SECRET SPACE ESCAPES premieres on Science Channel Nov. 10 at 10 PM. Recounting missions as recent as 2013, SECRET SPACE ESCAPES will draw viewers into the emotional experience of space exploration. Through first-hand accounts by the astronauts who relied upon science, training, colleagues on earth and, most importantly, their wits, in order to survive launches, space walks, landings, collisions, outages and other dangerous situations that occurred during their missions. This is the first time that these near-disasters-turned-triumphs have been told solely from the point of view of the men and women who problem-solved each event - there is no narration in the series, and the stories unfold solely in the words of the people who were there.
DONNY! (USA)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2015) In DONNY!, Deutsch hosts his own daytime talk show "Donny!" On camera, he has the answers to everything and makes his viewers swoon, but off-camera he's a filterless rogue who lives in entertaining contrast to almost everything he espouses publicly. Each episode will find him holding court as an expert on various issues (Sexting, Cellulite) on his show, yet reveal his personal struggle with similar subjects, especially when it comes to his ever-changing romantic partners, or the drama of being a single dad. Despite a team of bitingly funny women who work tirelessly to cover his tracks - while busting his chops along the way - Donny finds a way to make bad decisions with good intentions. It turns out being rich and famous doesn't help much in the face of the strange, hilarious and messy situations Donny gets himself into, but somehow he always finds a way to end up on top - at least in his mind, anyway.
PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/12/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Joining Lifetime's fashion lineup is the new competition series, Project Runway Junior, showcasing the next generation of creativity with designers ages 14 to 17. Tim Gunn joins the show as the co-host and mentor to the new young talent alongside co-host and supermodel Hannah Davis. Esteemed judges include Christian Siriano and Aya Kanai, Executive Fashion Editor at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine. Production on Project Runway Junior will take place this summer in New York. Project Runway Junior is produced by The Weinstein Company, Sara Rea Productions and Full Picture. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Sara Rea, Tim Gunn and Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.
TIS THE SEASON FOR LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/14/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Sarah Lancaster and Brendan Penny star in 'Tis The Season For Love,' premiering on November 14. The holiday drama follows an out-of-work actress who returns to her quaint hometown, where a Christmas romance proves the life she once left behind could turn out to be even better than Broadway. Cast: Sarah Lancaster, Brendan Penny Airdate: November 14, 2015
INTO THE BADLANDS (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, July 2015) AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour that its new martial arts drama series "Into the Badlands" will premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In a land controlled by feudal barons, "Into the Badlands" tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land. From AMC Studios, the six-part series is created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, "Smallville"), and executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Nights), fight director Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero, House of Fury) and Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero).
CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling "Chicago" franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running. The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas serve as writers and executive producers. Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and director Joe Chappelle (pilot) also executive produce. "Chicago Med" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
ART OF MORE, THE (CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 11/19/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Crackle's press release, August 2015) A groundbreaking, one-hour drama set in the high-stakes world of New York City auction houses, "The Art of More" stars Dennis Quaid (Any Given Sunday, "Vegas"), Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride) and Christian Cooke ("Magic City"). The series follows Graham Connor (Cooke), a blue-collar hustler who leverages his way into the exclusive realm of premium auction houses by exploiting connections to smuggling rings he was exposed to as a soldier in Iraq. Kate Bosworth (Still Alice) plays Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of a competing auction house, and their rivalry, chemistry and intrigue are at the heart of this drama. Created by Chuck Rose and Gardner Stern ("NYPD Blue," "Law and Order"), who serve as the series writers and executive producers. Also serving as executive producers are Quaid, Laurence Mark (Last Vegas, Julie & Julia, Dreamgirls), Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, "The Shield") and Tamara Chestna.
MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/15 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, January 2015) Based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history, The Man in the High Castle considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Almost 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), The Man in the High Castle provides an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. The hour-long dramatic pilot stars Alexa Davalos (Mob City) as Juliana Crain, Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) as Joe Blake, Rupert Evans (The Village) as Frank Frink, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy) as Tagomi, Joel De La Fuente (Hemlock Grove) as Inspector Kido, Rufus Sewell (Eleventh Hour) as John Smith and DJ Qualls (Z Nation) as Ed McCarthy. The pilot was directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary, Heroes) and written by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), both serving as Executive Producers. Also executive producing are Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), with co-executive producer Jordan Sheehan of Scott Free Productions (The Good Wife, The Andromeda Strain), and Executive Producers Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute of Headline Pictures (The Invisible Woman). In addition, Isa Dick Hackett will executive produce and Kalen Egan will co-executive produce on behalf of Electric Shepherd (The Adjustment Bureau). Christopher Tricarico (May in the Summer) is also Executive Producer.
ROYAL FAMILY THANKSGIVING (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/15 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, August 2015) Royalty in name and mind only, the Royal family led by patriarch Leighton (Richard Lawson) and matriarch Alfreda (Debbi Morgan), kick-off the first film, Royal Family Thanksgiving, with a fake break-up ruse to lure their overly-busy children home for Thanksgiving. Surprises and challenges ensue, including drama with Alfreda's envious sister Mona Levi (Vivica A. Fox); the revelation of a deep, dark family secret involving Alfreda's former acquaintance Chivonne Price (Tichina Arnold); and dealings with Leighton's super-loud, outspoken cousin Nelson Royal (Ricky Harris). Unfortunately, Leighton and Alfreda both play their roles too well as old wounds are re-opened and their carefully planned reunion leads to chaos - and a potentially real break-up. Royal Family Thanksgiving premieres on TV One, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET.
JIM HENSON'S TURKEY HOLLOW (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Just in time for Thanksgiving, Lifetime joins forces with The Jim Henson Company on the Lifetime Original Movie, Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow, starrring Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Mary Steenburgen (Orange is the New Black, Last Man on Earth), Jay Harrington (Benched, Better Off Ted) and Grammy(R) and SAG winner Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (Fast and Furious ). The live-action family-friendly film is based on original characters and story written in 1968 by creative mastermind Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner, Jerry Juhl (The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock). Currently in production in Vancouver, Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow will premiere November 21, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
NORTHPOLE 2: OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Lori Loughlin, Dermot Mulroney and Bailee Madison star in "Northpole 2: Open for Christmas" premiering on November 21. When Mackenzie Reed inherits her beloved aunt's once-majestic hotel, she decides the sensible thing to do is to sell it before Christmas. But fixing up the rundown place while managing the hotel staff (including the handyman and his kids) and dealing with demanding guests is harder than it seems. But she gets some unexpected help as Clementine and a group of Elves arrive on a special mission from Santa, lending their Guilds' expertise to fixing up the Hotel, and helping Mackenzie re-discover hidden talents and the true meaning of Christmas cheer. Cast: Lori Loughlin, Dermot Mulroney, Bailee Madison Airdate: November 21, 2015
ICE SCULPTURE CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/26/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Rachel Boston and Emmy(R) Nominee Brenda Strong star in "Ice Sculpture Christmas," premiering on November 26 After starting her first job at a country club restaurant, Callie - an aspiring chef - reconnects with her childhood friend David, whose wealthy family is a member of the club. When David enters Callie into the club's annual Christmas ice sculpting competition without her knowledge, she's forced to go head-to-head with her boss, Chef Gloria. Even though ice sculpting is cold work, sparks are ignited between Callie and David as they prepare for the competition as a team. Callie's passions for cooking and ice sculpting are met with romance and Christmas spirit as she works to create the perfect sculpture. Cast: Rachel Boston, Brenda Strong and David Alpay. Airdate: November 26, 2015
CROWN FOR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Danica McKellar stars in "Crown for Christmas," premiering on November 27. Allie, a fired maid from a ritzy NYC hotel, takes a job as a governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe. After reluctantly accepting, and upon arrival at the castle, learns the girl is Princess Theodora and that her father is Maximillion, the King of Winshire. Max informs Allie that the Princess prides herself on terrorizing authority figures and has gotten worse since her mother's death. As the story unfolds, we see Allie bond with Theodora and also helps to bring Theodora and her father together. And through all of this, a spark forms between Allie and Max. However, Countess Celia is expecting to wed the King. Will Max take a stand for his feelings for Allie and make it truly a merry Christmas for all? Cast: Danica McKellar, Rupert Penry Jones Airdate: November 27, 2015
ON TIME FOR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene, Sarah Strange and David Lewis star in "On Time For Christmas," premiering on November 28. Two NYC bound travelers find themselves inextricably linked when a snowstorm waylays their flight to an airport hotel in Buffalo. Eternal optimist and hopeless romantic, Paige Summers, desperately needs to find a way to the city to meet her fiance's parents before her wedding - and it's up to a guy she can't stand, fellow passenger and total stranger Dylan MacKenzie, who is permanently soured on romance after his girlfriend broke his heart. Still Dylan rises to the occasion to become Paige's off-white Knight in shining armor. Joining them are Frank & Maxine Gambert, who are heading to Connecticut to spend Christmas with their daughter. As their madcap adventure ensues, our foursome will be forced to face a lot more surprises than the ever changing snowstorm preventing each of them from getting home. Cast: Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene, Sarah Strange & David Lewis Airdate: November 28, 2015
MASTER P'S FAMILY EMPIRE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, June 2015) REELZ today announced that, for the first time, music mogul Master P is opening the doors to his family home on the network's original series, Master P's Family Empire. Master P, whose real name is Percy Miller, is a single father who made it his mission to forge the Miller family empire - but with five kids ranging in age from nine to 25 it's not always easy keeping his business interests in order, let alone keeping his kids on track. How will he manage his own projects along with the singing, modeling, acting and sports careers of his children without losing his mind? Master P's Family Empire will give an inside look at how this single father skillfully juggles his roles as entrepreneur, philanthropist and hip-hop artist with his most important role: being a dad. Master P's Family Empire is produced by Asylum Entertainment and premieres Saturday, November 28.
BRIDGE, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, July 2015) Wyatt Nash stars in the most anticipated novel adaptation of the year, "Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge," premiering November 29, 2015. Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had a rare love that she hasn't found since. Ryan Kelly lives in Nashville after a broken engagement and several years on the road touring with a country music duo. Sometimes when he's lonely he visits The Bridge - The oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin - and remembers the hours he and Molly once spent there. For more than four decades, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing customers with coffee, conversation, and shelves of classics - even through dismal sales and the rise of digital books. Then the hundred-year flood sweeps through Franklin and destroys everything. The bank is about to pull the store's lease when tragedy strikes. Now the question remains: Can two generations of readers rally together to save The Bridge? And is it possible that an unforgettable love might lead to the miracle of a second chance? Cast: Wyatt Nash Airdate: November 29, 2015
WIZ LIVE!, THE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition with a live television production of the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical that brought the vivid world of Oz to the streets of New York in a fresh, funky, sing-a-long journey down the yellow brick road. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("The Sound of Music Live!," "Peter Pan Live!") serve as executive producers. Kenny Leon will direct with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material. "The Wiz Live!" is produced by Universal Television in association with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical.
ROYAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 12/5/15 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, August 2015) In the sequel, Royal Family Christmas, the children Phillip "Flip" Royal (Romeo Miller), a good-looking spiritual guru; Austin Royal (Eric Myrick III, At Sunrise), a Washington, D.C. community activist; Kelsey Royal (Chelsea Tavares, Fright Night), a fashion designer's gopher; and Pamela Royal (Taquilla Whitfield, Magic Mike XXL), a hair and nail salon owner; join forces to reunite their parents in time for Christmas. They try every trick in the book - including "playing nice" and setting aside old sibling rivalries - only to learn their mom and dad are enjoying "the single life." Their plan also goes awry as getting their parents back together ends up taking a back seat to their own personal and professional drama. Viewers can tune into TV One's Royal Family Christmasdebut on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET.
COAT OF MANY COLORS, THE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/10/15 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, August 2015) NBC has announced that its upcoming holiday film "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" will air Thursday, Dec. 10 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today. The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Dolly's whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family's life around the time she was 9 years old.
CHILDHOOD'S END (SYFY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 12/14/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, August 2015) Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, one of the most-acclaimed science fiction novels of all time, will come to life in the first-ever adaptation beginning December 14 on Syfy. This six-hour television event from Syfy and Universal Cable Productions will air over three consecutive nights on Monday, December 14, Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 from 8-10PM (ET/PT). Executive produced by award-winning producers Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network), the star-studded cast is led by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Daisy Betts (The Last Resort), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Osy Ikhile (The Fear) and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation). Childhood's End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness - ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance - and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there's a price to pay. As the truth about the Overlords' intentions are revealed, humanity will discover its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.
EXPANSE, THE (SYFY)
· [series premiere - special night] · 12/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2015) Syfy's highly anticipated space thriller The Expanse will launch with a two-night premiere Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 at 10PM (ET/PT). The epic drama from Alcon TV is based on the international best-selling book series of the same name and will regularly air on Tuesdays at 10PM for the remainder of its 10-episode first season. The most ambitious series in Syfy history, The Expanse is set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system. A hardened detective (Thomas Jane, Hung) and a rogue ship's captain (Steven Strait, Magic City) come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Emmy(R) winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog) also stars as Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and cunning politician who has risen in the ranks of Earth's governing body without once standing for election.
CHILDHOOD'S END (SYFY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 12/16/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, August 2015) Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, one of the most-acclaimed science fiction novels of all time, will come to life in the first-ever adaptation beginning December 14 on Syfy. This six-hour television event from Syfy and Universal Cable Productions will air over three consecutive nights on Monday, December 14, Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 from 8-10PM (ET/PT). Executive produced by award-winning producers Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network), the star-studded cast is led by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Daisy Betts (The Last Resort), Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Osy Ikhile (The Fear) and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation). Childhood's End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness - ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance - and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there's a price to pay. As the truth about the Overlords' intentions are revealed, humanity will discover its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.
COLONY (USA)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, February 2015) USA Network announced today the series pick-up and 10-episode order of the series COLONY. This naturalistic drama is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions and is written and executive produced by Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules"). COLONY stars Josh Holloway ("Lost") and Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead"). Academy award winner Juan José Campanella ("Halt and Catch Fire") directed and also executive produced the pilot. COLONY will shoot in Los Angeles. COLONY centers on a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult decisions as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. Set in the near future, the story takes place in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some people choose to collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences.
BILLIONS (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 1/17/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2015) Today, SHOWTIME announced that season six of their hit series SHAMELESS will premiere on Sunday, January 17th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the premiere of the highly-anticipated new drama series BILLIONS at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Both series are currently in production, SHAMELESS in Los Angeles and Chicago, and BILLIONS in New York City. BILLIONS is a bold, contemporary drama that explores worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Damian Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves an intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. BILLIONS is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman & David Levien (Ocean's Thirteen, Rounders) & Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail). The pilot was directed by acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent), who also serves as an executive producer.
GREASE: LIVE (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/31/16 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, January 2015) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that superstar singers, dancers and actresses Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Rock of Ages") and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical," "Spring Breakers") have been cast in leading roles in GREASE: LIVE (working title). With Hough as the angelic "Sandy" - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Hudgens as iconic bad girl "Rizzo," this first-ever live television production of "Grease" will re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation. Airing LIVE Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, GREASE: LIVE (wt) will be executive-produced by acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt. GREASE: LIVE (wt) is based on the original musical "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures' 1978 feature adaptation. It will be a Paramount Television production.