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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
BOY BAND (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/22/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) "Boy Band," is a new series where talented singers battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. And for the first time ever, viewers at home will vote for their favorite five band members, live, creating a group America can truly call its own. The 10-episode series will capture the audition process and behind-the-scenes excitement where young vocal talents compete for a chance to show the world that they have what it takes to win a coveted spot in the band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
GONG SHOW, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Get ready for the return of television's most irreverent talent show competition, "The Gong Show," executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett. Every episode will celebrate unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage. A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.
MIST, THE (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, April 2017) When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test in THE MIST, a new 10 episode serialized drama premiering Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT on Spike. Based on a story by Stephen King, THE MIST has been re-imagined for television by Executive Producer and Writer Christian Torpe and produced for Spike by TWC-Dimension Television. Spike's THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. THE MIST stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.
GLOW (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, May 2017) GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
TINY HOUSE OF TERROR (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 6/24/17 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2017) After the tragic disappearance and presumed death of her tech mogul husband, Samantha Hastings (Francia Raisa, The Secret Life of a the American Teenager) decides to escape from her hi-tech Silicon Valley home and move to a rustic and cozy tiny house, completely isolated from the prying eyes of the public. As she begins to adapt to her new lifestyle, Samantha's serenity is interrupted when she can't shake the feeling that she is being watched. Strange and unexplained terrors begin to happen in the tiny house until eventually Samantha's sanctuary becomes her prison with no way out. Tiny House of Terror also stars Nazneen Contractor (Ransom). Film is executive produced by Sheri Singer (Perfect High) and produced by Tina Pehme (From Straight A's to XXX) and Kim Roberts (A Surrogate's Nightmare). Paul Shapiro (Ring of Fire) directs the script written by Jill Sanford and Barbara Kymlicka (Double Daddy) from a story by Sanford.
MY FAVORITE WEDDING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/24/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Stars: Maggie Lawson ("The Great Indoors," "Psych") Potential Northwestern fellow Tess Harper (Lawson) lasers through her best friend's wedding planning like the star doctor she hopes to soon become. In fact, Tess puzzles through any problem - provided it's not her own. When she meets divorce lawyer and groom's best friend, Michael, Tess maneuvers around him like a gurney in the emergency room until she discovers this best man has a few moves of his own.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
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PRIME SUSPECT: TENNISON (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2017) This cinematic three-part drama portrays the early career of one of television's most iconic detectives, Jane Tennison - the role that established Dame Helen Mirren as a household name in the groundbreaking MASTERPIECE series "Prime Suspect." Stefanie Martini stars.
TALES (BET)
· [series premiere] · 6/27/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, May 2017) Legendary Music Executive and Murder Inc. founder Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo has A Story to Tell and it's heading to BET Networks on June 27, 2017. "TALES" is a scripted anthology series of "song stories" weaving classic and current hip-hop songs into captivating visual narratives from the lyrics of some of hip-hop's greatest hits. Far beyond the music video or the live event, "TALES" brings hip-hop alive in a completely new way for television. Through songs like NWA's "F*ck the Police", Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got A Story to Tell", Meek Mill's "Cold Hearted", Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen", to name a few, each song's lyrics are imagined as cinematic adventures with different directors, including Irv Gotti's directorial debut. Each episode is written by a different screenwriter, introducing "TALES" as an innovative twist to the hip-hop culture by reimagining our favorite hip-hop songs as we know them into "mini-movies". Each episode of "TALES" embodies and redefines hip-hop music in an exciting way that is completely original to television. The premiere episode, recreates NWA's "F*ck the Police", which focuses on a controversial police shooting of a young boy that flips the biases and stereotypes of today's society. The lyrics of other rap classics like Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got A Story to Tell", Meek Mill's "Cold Hearted" and Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" serve as the thematic backdrop for each cautionary tale and crafted into visually stunning mini movies. Each week, the suspenseful stories reimagine the meaning of each original song and take viewers on an exciting adventure into some of the stories that play inspiration to the most iconic hip-hop hits. The rotating star-studded cast includes Woody McClain (New Edition Story), Keith Powers (New Edition Story), Boris Kodjoe (Real Husbands of Hollywood), Jennifer Freeman, Elise Neal, MC Lyte, Lance Gross, Christian Robinson, Matthew Noszka, Chet Hanks, Clifton Powell, Michelle Hayden, Michelle Mitchenor, Lil Duval, DC Young Fly, Rico Ball and more help bring the music to life in the highly anticipated BET original series.
LANDSCAPE ARTIST OF THE YEAR (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/17 at 7:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 7:00 AM-9:00 AM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, May 2017) Painting has never been more exciting as talented artists from across the UK vie to become Landscape Artist of the Year in the hit British competition series premiering in the US for the first time on Ovation TV, America's only arts network. The network will air two seasons of the series on Wednesday mornings starting at June 28 at 7:00am ET. Amateur and professional artists from all over the UK were invited to submit their landscape paintings. From thousands of applications, six artists per episode are chosen to paint breathtaking locations all around the country - from beautiful wilderness to historical buildings and landmarks. The talented contestants face against the-clock challenges and at the end of each episode, the judges decide on the best work. The winner of each episode will go on to compete in the semi-finals and if successful - the final. But they aren't the only ones trying to catch the judges' eye. Up to 50 more artists will descend on each location to try their luck as wild cards, and if they impress they could also see themselves in the semi-final and beyond. Hosted by Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner with judges Tai Shan Schierenbery, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan, Landscape Artist of the Year will air back-to-back episodes starting Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00am ET.
HOOD ADJACENT WITH JAMES DAVIS (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2017) Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, one block away from where "shit goes down," James Davis shares his perspective on the world he grew up in and the world he grew up next to. Hood Adjacent with James Davis explores contemporary urban topics through a unique, hybrid style of comedy that bridges the gap between urban and mainstream comedy.
HAIR GODDESS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, May 2017) TLC's new series HAIR GODDESS follows Christina Oliva, the epitome of a self-made woman as she opens her first salon in Manhattan. At 18-years-old, this born and bred Staten Islander launched her own hair extension company from her parents' garage. After only three years, Christina had fostered enough clientele to open a salon of her own on Staten Island, eventually hiring her sisters and cousin as employees. With her family behind her one hundred percent, she has built a world-renowned hair empire and now she's ready for the next level - a salon in the heart of Manhattan. She quickly learns that Manhattan is a cut-throat world, vastly different from her tight-knit community at home on the island. Viewers follow Christina and her close-knit Italian-American family as they face the many challenges of running a salon, including the delicate balance between business and personal life, financial worries, and difficult employees. In addition, the six-part run premiering on Wednesday, June 28 at 10/9c will feature complete hair transformations performed by Christina in one of her salons.
BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) The '70s and '80s television pop-culture classic, "Battle of the Network Stars," is revived when it returns to television this summer. "Battle of the Network Stars" is a nostalgic throwback to the original series where TV celebrities blended athleticism with hilarious antics. The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games. Viewers can look forward to seeing a fresh take at some of the classic show's sporting "events" like Tug o' War, the Obstacle Course and the Dunk Tank. In the original "Battle of the Network Stars," TV stars representing the three major networks at that time - ABC, CBS and NBC - teamed up to compete in physical challenges that were originally broadcast on ABC starting in 1976 and continuing for 13 years. Legendary sports broadcaster Howard Cosell hosted all but one of those 19 episodes, commenting on the action with a semi-serious version of the style for which he was famous.
DANGER & EGGS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2017) Amazon today announced its original animated kids series Danger & Eggs is scheduled to premiere on Friday, June 30 on Prime Video in the US and UK. Featuring the voice talent of comedians Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as D.D. Danger and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater) as Phillip, the series will also include guest star voice talent from Weird Al (Milo Murphy's Law), Lori Petty (Tank Girl), Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Kate Micucci (Garfunkle and Oates), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry), Jonah Ray (Nerdist, Mystery Science Theater), Angelica Ross (Her Story), and Jazz Jennings (I Am Jazz). Danger & Eggs is created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs) and Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Mad) and executive produced by Owens, Petosky, and Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead, @midnight). The pilot, which was part of Amazon's Fall 2015 pilot season and is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by customers with 80% 5-star reviews, is now available to stream exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online - Prime members can also download the pilot to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired girl named D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant) and her ever cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip (Eric Knobel). As the daughter of world-renowned stunt daredevil, Roy Danger, D.D. is following in his footsteps and is always chasing her next big thrill. Luckily for her, Phillip is always there by her side with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Together, they go in search of new adventures at their favorite spot, Chicken Paw Park, which is home to Philip's mom Becky, a gargantuan chicken. The first season finds D.D. and Phillip meeting a raccoon with a thirst for technology, being sucked into a mysterious underground science lab, discovering a lonely robot in an overgrown garden, and taking on a famous zip line. Throughout their journey, they overcome obstacles with the "Buddy System" because even though they are polar opposites, their differences complement each other's strengths and weaknesses to solve problems. Their Buddy System mantra says it all, "You look out for me and I'll look out for you!"
GYPSY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2017) Today, Netflix released the official trailer for its newest summer series Gypsy, a ten part psychological thriller debuting June 30th worldwide. The series profiles Jean Halloway (Naomi Watts), a well-to-do Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life and bustling therapy practice. Over the course of 10 episodes, she begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people closely connected to the patient's that walk through her door every day. As the borders of her professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds for her and those around her. In addition to Watts, Gypsy also stars Billy Crudup (Alien Covenant) as Jean's husband Michael Halloway, Sophie Cookson (Kingsman) as Sydney, Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jean's patient Allison, Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of) as Jean's coworker, and Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) as Jean's patient Sam.
AMERICA IN COLOR (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, June 2017) From Prohibition and the Jazz Age to the moon landing and the birth of rock and roll, many of the greatest, most significant events of the 20th century have only been experienced in the black and white footage available at the time. AMERICA IN COLOR, a new five-part series from Smithsonian Channel, presents many of these iconic moments in U.S. history as never before seen - using artistry and cutting-edge technology to transform black-and-white films and photographs from the 1920s to the 1960s. Decade by decade, the story of America, its people and its culture are given new life and shown in vibrant color for the first time. AMERICA IN COLOR premieres on Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, July 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The expansive series takes viewers on a visually stunning journey through American history - including fascinating footage of illegal drinking in speakeasies during the 1920s, rare home movies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, scenes of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Elvis Presley's television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the Nixon-Kennedy debate. Using revolutionary methods in footage restoration and colorization, AMERICA IN COLOR accurately restores and colorizes archival black-and-white visuals from the early part of the 20th century up through the '60's. Filmmakers meticulously researched original colors to confirm the correct tones from each era and used source materials from obscure archives and forgotten family vaults.
WRONG CRUSH, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/2/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2017) High school track star, Amelia, is running from a troubled past where her behavior, fueled by alcohol and drug use, helped contribute to the death of her best friend and put a huge strain on her relationship with mother. Amelia thinks her troubles are behind her, until she meets a new admirer who is a recent transfer student. Despite making it clear that she is in a committed relationship, this new stranger is constantly bumping into her and tries to seduce her. Now Amelia has to keep this new crush in check before her past comes back to haunt her. Stars Vivica A. Fox, Ricard Hoyos, Lesli Kay, Victoria Konefal. (2017)
FIRST LADIES REVEALED (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, June 2017) First Ladies have played a key role in branding their husbands' presidencies and have each left their own mark on history. Smithsonian Channel's new series, FIRST LADIES REVEALED, examines some of the most prominent and remarkable women - trailblazers, style icons, diplomats, war heroes, and global superstars. From Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy to Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and more, the series tells the stories of some of the women who left their indelible mark on the White House and the nation. Smithsonian Channel reveals their challenges and celebrates their achievements, going beyond their public lives to tell their private stories. The series premieres Sunday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In four captivating episodes, FIRST LADIES REVEALED tells the stories of these women, from ladies who used style to boost diplomacy and trailblazers looking to uproot traditional ideals, to compassionate voices in days of war and those who came into the role by chance.
SNOWFALL (FX)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, May 2017) Snowfall, the new FX drama series about the start of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles, will premiere on Wednesday, July 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Amadio, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron serves as showrunner. Los Angeles 1983. A storm is coming and its name is crack. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), a Mexican wrestler caught up in a power struggle within a crime family; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative running from a dark past who begins an off-book operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the self-possessed daughter of a Mexican crime lord.
REAL ESTATE WARS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, May 2017) Bravo Media's new docu-series, "Real Estate Wars," premiering Thursday, July 6th at 10pm ET/PT, brings the cut-throat world of real estate in Orange County to life. With limited inventory in a premium area, this series follows two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, as they fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy enclave. It's the ultimate turf battle in the O.C., and things get tense when realty and reality collide. John McMonigle was formerly the number one real estate agent in the country, but lost everything when the real estate market crashed, ultimately forcing him into bankruptcy. John, never a man to stay down, rebuilt his empire with five ambitious agents to create The McMonigle Team, with one of their primary goals being to beat The Relegance Group. Relegance is made up of five zealous agents, including the "real estate queen" of Orange County, Jojo Romeo, who happens to have a contentious past with John. As an estranged employee of John's, she became determined to join Relegance and help them become the #1 team in the O.C. However, it's a small world, and when they vie for the same high end clients, limited listings and large commissions, the competition can be ruthless. With 10 agents, eccentric clients, multi-million-dollar deals, old vendettas, and one common goal of winning, all is fair in real estate and war.
LIFE OF KYLIE (E!)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 7/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2017) As the successful CEO/Founder of Kylie Cosmetics, style icon, fashion designer, social media magnate, author and philanthropist, Kylie Jenner is a global force to be reckoned with. Despite growing up on E!'s hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," being recently named one of the most influential teens by TIME Magazine and is loved and admired by fans all over the world, Kylie rarely reveals what happens in her day-to-day world. "Life of Kylie" premieres with two back-to-back episodes Thursday, July 6 at 10pm ET/PT on E! With a social media following of 175 million across Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it seems as though Kylie's every move has been documented. However, fans will see a different side of Kylie only her closest confidantes see in the eight episode, half-hour series. Kylie's role as the head of her eponymous cosmetics line will be highlighted and viewers will get an insider's look at how she runs her beauty brand. From concepting, formulating and testing the products, to engaging with her fans to announce new launches.
BOSSIP ON WE TV (WE)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, May 2017) WE tv is bringing the heat this summer with a new weekly series from pop culture website, Bossip. "Bossip on WE tv" premieres on Thursday, July 6 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on WE tv and will have a six-week summer run on Thursday nights. Filmed at Bossip headquarters in Atlanta, the show features writers and staff from the premiere entertainment website for African Americans dishing the latest breaking news, gossip and up to the minute exclusives that will only be available on "Bossip on WE tv." WE tv consistently ranks as the #1 cable network for African-American women and adults on Thursday nights. During every 30-minute episode, the Bossip website comes alive as the charismatic and opinionated cast of editors and contributors dish on the hottest gossip and entertainment news that fans have come to expect from the Bossip brand, whose tagline is "gossip for the hardcore."
CASTLEVANIA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, February 2017) Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.
TOUR DE PHARMACY (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 7/8/17 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2017) In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport's most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year's competition was a hornet's nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, TOUR DE PHARMACY gives an inside look into the grim realities of the darkest event in a sport notoriously tainted by controversy. Starring and executive produced by Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"; HBO's "7 Days In Hell"), and written and executive produced by Murray Miller ("King of the Hill"; HBO's "Girls"), this fictional, none-too-serious look at that sordid event debuts SATURDAY, JULY 8 (10:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals. Among the notables making appearances in TOUR DE PHARMACY are: John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Orlando Bloom, Freddie Highmore, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Julia Ormond, Dolph Lundgren, James Marsden, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fielder, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Joe Buck, Mike Tyson, J.J. Abrams, Phylicia Rashad, Chris Webber, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Lance Armstrong.
DEFIANT ONES, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2017) HBO has confirmed that THE DEFIANT ONES will debut SUNDAY, JULY 9 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), with other new episodes debuting successive nights, July 10, 11 and 12, at the same time. Set amid many of the defining events of the past four decades, this four-part documentary event tells the stories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, their improbable partnership and their leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. Directed by Allen Hughes, who conducted extensive interviews with both men, the show also includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am. THE DEFIANT ONES also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.
CANDY CRUSH (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) CANDY CRUSH, the new live action game show based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise premieres Sunday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology to conquer CANDY CRUSH and be crowned the champions. Matt Kunitz, Peter Levin, Russell Binder, Nicki Sheard, VP Brand at King, and Sebastian Knutsson are executive producers for Pulse Creative in association with Lionsgate Television, King Ltd. and CBS Television Studios. Knutsson is King's Chief Creative Officer and is one of the founders of the company. He created Candy Crush Saga.
LOVE FINDS ITS WAY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 7/9/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2017) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces the start of production on "Love Finds Its Way," a two-hour Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere, shooting in Vancouver and set to premiere exclusively on the network, Sunday, July 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT) as part of the network's highly-rated GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS franchise. Catherine Bell ("Good Witch") executive produces and stars in "Love Finds Its Way," which also co-stars Victor Webster ("Girlfriends Guide to Divorce"). "Love Finds Its Way" is part of Hallmark Movie & Mysteries' GOLD CROWN CHRISTMAS, a top-rated, annual July programming event on the network. In "Love Finds Its Way," Jane Evans is a single mother dead set on protecting her teenage daughter Betsy from the harsh realities of life. When Betsy falls in love with an enlisted man, Jane tries her best to steer Betsy away from heartache. Little does Jane realize she and her daughter are about to learn important lessons of the heart and that taking chances can sometimes lead to the most extraordinary happy endings.
NINETIES, THE (CNN)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 7/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, June 2017) CNN hits rewind to explore the most iconic moments and influential people of The Nineties on Sunday, July 9, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy(R) Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop's ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television. The Nineties combines archival footage and interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and television stars including Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Sean Hayes, Arsenio Hall, Darren Star, Alanis Morissette, Questlove, Lance Bass, Christiane Amanpour, Dan Rather, Madeleine Albright, Al Sharpton, and more. The series kicks off with a two-hour episode about television of the '90s highlighting shows from Friends and Frasier to Sex and the City and The Sopranos.
SPOUSE HOUSE, THE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2017) TLC is kicking off Summer by spicing up the wedding and relationship genre with a fresh look at marriage on THE SPOUSE HOUSE, a ten-episode series following fourteen singles who each want nothing more than to find their true love and spend the rest of their lives together. THE SPOUSE HOUSE premieres on Sunday, July 9th at 10/9c. For people who long to be married but haven't been able to find "the one" by traditional means, this could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Each participant arrives at THE SPOUSE HOUSE single and full of hope that they will find and marry their life partner. If they seize the moment, are vulnerable and open to love, they'll leave married; otherwise, they'll leave the same way they came in - single and alone. The seven men and seven women will all live together for eight weeks while two relationship experts, clinical psychologist Dr. Isaiah Pickens and relationship coach Christine Hassler, guide and help them find their husband or wife. During each episode, viewers will follow the singles throughout the week as they strengthen their relationships and get to know each other better in an accelerated environment through various activities. Culminating with The Engagement Ceremony, all the singles come together with the experts to talk about their growing relationships with the hope of ending with a proposal and ultimately a wedding. The group session helps build conflict resolution skills and assess compatibility while also encouraging suitors to reveal their inner thoughts and vulnerabilities. If there is no proposal, an eviction will take place and new compatible singles will move into THE SPOUSE HOUSE. The couples who marry will remain living in the house as newlyweds continuing to interact with the remaining singles and receiving advice from the experts.
APOLLO GAUNTLET (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/17 at 12:15 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:15 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, June 2017) Summer heats up on Adult Swim with the new animated series, Apollo Gauntlet, premiering Sunday, July 9th, at 12:15 a.m. E/P. Continuing its commitment to fans to premiere fresh content online, viewers can binge the entire new series in advance on AdultSwim.com beginning Friday, July 7th. Inspired by He-Man, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the work of David Lynch, self-taught, independent Canadian animator Myles Langlois created Apollo Gauntlet, a quarter-hour animated adventure comedy series set in a futuristic medieval society. The series centers around Paul Cassidy, an ordinary cop on Earth, but when the evil Dr. Benign transports him to another world, he becomes a new kind of hero. With the help of a magical suit and a set of talking gauntlets, he's able to fight crime exactly the way he wants...and he'll do it as APOLLO GAUNTLET!
DESSERT GAMES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2017) Monday nights just got a little sweeter with Food Network's double dose of primetime programming, beginning on Monday, July 10th. First, at 8pm ET/PT Duff Goldman turns the Triple-G Flavortown Market into Sweet City on Dessert Games. Then, the fun continues at 9pm & 9:30 ET/PT as owners of Sideserf Cake Studio, Natalie and Dave Sideserf, push the boundaries of cake design with their remarkable, realistic cake creations on the premiere of Texas Cake House. Guy Fieri has handed the keys to his grocery store over to dessert master Duff Goldman and given Duff carte blanche to remodel the store, restock the shelves and sugarcoat his grocery games. Each week Duff will test the skills of a new batch of four pastry chefs as they race the aisles shopping, preparing, and plating confectionary creations in three rounds of epic baking challenges. From desserts using savory ingredients, to store-bought treat makeovers, and to the classic dessert imposters, the contestants' must use shopping shortcuts and food-hacks to rise to the top. The one that impresses a rotating panel of judges with their baking talents to cream the competition with their desserts will earn a grand prize of $10,000!
TEXAS CAKE HOUSE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2017) Monday nights just got a little sweeter with Food Network's double dose of primetime programming, beginning on Monday, July 10th. First, at 8pm ET/PT Duff Goldman turns the Triple-G Flavortown Market into Sweet City on Dessert Games. Then, the fun continues at 9pm & 9:30 ET/PT as owners of Sideserf Cake Studio, Natalie and Dave Sideserf, push the boundaries of cake design with their remarkable, realistic cake creations on the premiere of Texas Cake House. Natalie Sideserf has created incredibly lifelike and elaborate works of edible art that have taken the internet by storm. Quickly becoming overwhelmed with customer orders, Dave, her husband, decided to quit his day job to help her manage the operation. With business booming, this young married couple is committing themselves to creating the most amazing cakes ever baked, which is no easy feat with unique client requests. From detailed and lifelike animal cakes that could be mistaken for the real thing to cakes that fly and dance, this duo settles for nothing less than out-of-the-box, awe-inspiring cakes that will take their business to the top-tier.
WILL (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2017) TNT is about to take viewers back in time to Elizabethan England to tell the wild, rowdy story of young William Shakespeare in the brand new drama series Will. Newcomer Laurie Davidson plays the title role in this period drama told in a bold, contemporary style and played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all of Shakespeare's recklessness, lustful temptations and tortured brilliance. Also starring are Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Mattias Inwood (The Shanara Chronicles), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga), William Houston (Sherlock Holmes), Lukas Rolfe (Grantchester), Max Bennett (The Hollow Crown) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers). Will is slated to launch on Monday, July 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) across TNT's U.S. platforms. As Will opens, a young William Shakespeare (Davidson) has just arrived onto the punk-rock theatre scene in 16th century London. It is in this seductive, violent world that his raw talent faces rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous sideshows. Attracted to Will's naïve genius is Alice Burbage (DeJonge), the talented, beautiful and rebellious daughter of James Burbage (Meaney), the carpenter whose vision led him to build the first theatre in London since Roman times. Despite being the daughter of an impresario, Alice is forbidden by society from pursuing a career in the theatre. Her brother Richard Burbage (Inwood) is innately talented as well, but too much in love with himself and prone to overact. But a chance encounter at the theatre leads him to team up with Will in what would soon become the greatest actor-writer partnership the world has ever seen. Rounding out Will's cast of characters are playwright, poet and chief Shakespeare rival Christopher Marlowe (Bower) and wealthy and notorious law enforcer Richard Topcliffe (Bremner).
BOLD TYPE, THE (FREEFORM)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 7/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, April 2017) "The Bold Type" reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women's magazine, "Scarlet." The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a sea of intimidating leaders. Together they explore sexuality, identity, love and fashion. "The Bold Type" will have a special two-hour premiere on TUESDAY, JULY 11, at 9:00 p.m. EDT. The series stars Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Sam Page, Matt Ward and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, editor in chief of Scarlet Magazine. The series has started production in Montreal, Canada. "The Bold Type" is executive produced by Sarah Watson, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer, Victor Nelli Jr. and Joanna Coles. Holly Whidden and Matt McGuinness are co-executive producers. The series is a Universal Television and The District production.
AMERICAN RIPPER (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2017) In HISTORY's new eight-part limited series "American Ripper," the great-great-grandson of serial killer, H.H. Holmes, Jeff Mudgett is determined to prove an astonishing, controversial theory: that H.H. Holmes and Britain's notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, were the same man. Herman Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes, was America's first serial killer rumored to have claimed as many as 200 lives in the late 19th century. Simultaneously, an unidentified murderer known as Jack the Ripper was terrorizing the streets of London. Mudgett leads an investigation that secured permission to exhume the presumed body of H.H. Holmes for DNA testing to determine whether he pulled off the ultimate con, escaping his own execution to lead a second secret life. "American Ripper" premieres on Tuesday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
RUSTIC RENOVATION (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, June 2017) Brothers Chase and Brock Jurgensen turn shabby family cabins in their northern Minnesota hometown into stylish living spaces full of rustic charm in DIY Network's newest series Rustic Renovation. Premiering Tuesday, July 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the nine-episode series follows younger brother Chase, a licensed contractor, and older brother Brock, a talented woodworker and craftsman, as they modernize these old homes into functional and beautiful escapes. In each episode, the brothers also find unconventional ways to creatively incorporate some of the old cabins' original elements, such as reclaimed wood, into each design.
QUESTION OF LOVE, A (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, June 2017) Can love survive the truth? An all-new FYI television series is about to put three couples' relationships on the line when they are forced to ask the questions everyone is afraid to answer. The new relationship series, "A Question of Love," premieres Tuesday, July 11 at 10pm ET on FYI. "A Question of Love" follows three couples as they move in together and ask each other some of the most intimate, surprising, and occasionally uncomfortable and deal-breaking questions that most would never dare to inquire. Questions include - When did you stop loving me? What would you change about me, if you could? What's the biggest lie you ever told me? Everything is fair game - including infidelity, dishonesty, and true feelings about the in-laws. Over 30 days, the three couples will live together and see if they can use these questions to finally get to the truth. Damona Hoffman, relationship expert and certified dating coach, will offer guidance and mentor the couples throughout. At the end of the month, each will decide whether they will remain in the relationship or call it quits. New episodes will air Tuesdays at 10pm ET on FYI.
HOLLYWOOD PUPPET SH!T SHOW, THE (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Fuse's press release, March 2017) True untold celebrity stories reenacted by marionette puppets. Joe Jonas (DNCE), Gina Rodriquez (Jane the Virgin) and Amanda Cerney (Internet Famous) are among the talent lined up for this series. Show is executive produced by Wilmer Valderrama, WV Entertainment (Charming, Yo' Momma, Douglas Family Gold, Buggin Out, The Ricardo Laguna Project) and eOne (Ransom, Ice, Rogue, You Me Her, Hell on Wheels, Mary Kills People and Designated Survivor from eOne's The Mark Gordon Company).
SALVATION (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, March 2017) The new suspense thriller SALVATION premieres Wednesday, July 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The series centers on tech superstar Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery - that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. SALVATION stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja and Ian Anthony Dale. Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, who wrote the script (based on the story by Matt Wheeler), are executive producers along with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Peter Lenkov and Stuart Gillard for CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout. Academy Award nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("Esposados") will direct and serve as executive producer on the first episode.
AMAZING SPACE (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, June 2017) Wasted space is a burden of the past in DIY Network's new series Amazing Space, premiering Wednesday, July 12, at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Starring contractor Eric Griffin, the series follows this "found space" specialist as he unmasks the true potential of overlooked areas in homes for clients who need additional room. The six half-hour episodes highlight Eric's knack of transforming unused places in older homes, such as attics, basements, breezeways and stairway nooks, into gorgeous new rooms and functional spaces. "I give my clients extra square footage in places where they don't know it exists," said Griffin. "I love going into these older homes and finding those quirky little untapped areas that nobody else has discovered."
I'M SORRY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2017) Created by comedian and actress Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes), the series follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife, and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. Joining Savage in the first season are series regulars Tom Everett Scott (Southland) as Andrea's more straitlaced husband Mike and newcomer Olive Petrucci as Andrea and Mike's inquisitive daughter Amelia. The series is produced by Savage, Joey Slamon, Gloria Sanchez's Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay and Kablamo's Jason Zaro, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Billy Rosenberg.
HOOTEN & THE LADY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, March 2017) Premiering Thursday, July 13 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET) and spanning eight hour-long episodes, HOOTEN & THE LADY tells the story of two globetrotting treasure hunters who set out to recover priceless legendary artifacts. Hooten is a smooth-talking, yet foolhardy, lone wolf, who often finds himself in sticky situations. Lady Alexandra is an aristocrat and British Museum curator who, despite being straight-laced, is eager to follow in the footsteps of history's great archaeologists and venture to uncharted lands. Meeting in the thick of the Amazon jungle, they form an unlikely partnership as they travel the globe in pursuit of hidden treasures. Natural opposites, they soon find they don't get on. However, expediency and danger draw them together as they head to locations including; Bhutan, Moscow, Rome and Egypt on the trail of mysterious missing relics. Hooten & The Lady is produced by Red Planet Pictures and the lead director is Colin Teague. It is executive produced by Tony Jordan and Simon Winstone for Red Planet Pictures and Cameron Roach for Sky, with Caroline Levy as series producer. This nail-biting series follows the escapades of maverick adventurer Hooten, played by Michael Landes ("CSI," "Love Soup") and fearless historical expert Lady Alexandra, portrayed by Ophelia Lovibond ("Elementary," "Guardians of the Galaxy").
AKIL THE FUGITIVE HUNTER (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2017) A group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another Friends from College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.The series is executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Neighbors: Sorority Rising, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), who also directed all eight episodes. Francesca Delbanco serves as an EP and writer.
YOU CAN'T TURN THAT INTO A HOUSE (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, June 2017) An all new FYI television series is about to change the way you think about home renovation! "You Can't Turn That Into A House" premieres Saturday, July 15 at 9:30pm ET on FYI. In "You Can't Turn That Into A House," two Missouri brothers, Taimoor and Rehan, are traveling the country rewriting the rules of home design by taking on the most unconventional, most bizarre, most dangerous run-down structures and transforming them into surprising, ingenious and luxurious dream homes. Whether renovating an old carnival trailer into a mobile guest house, turning an industrial garbage dumpster into a luxurious lake-front retreat, or fusing two rundown school buses together to form one unique structure, there's no job they won't take on. With Taimoor's business savvy, Rehan's artistic talent, and help from their lifelong friend turned contractor Kyle, this close-knit team has joined forces to turn dreams into reality by creating the most eccentric properties and proving everyone wrong who says, "You Can't Turn That Into A House." New episodes will air Saturdays at 9:30pm ET on FYI.
REMEMBER ME (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2017) Watch Michael Palin's portrayal of pensioner Tom Parfitt, who stages a fall in his eerie Yorkshire home in order to escape into residential care, leading to a chilling and macabre mystery.
LOADED (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, June 2017) AMC announced today that their newest series "Loaded" will premiere on Monday, July 17th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT following an all new episode of "Preacher." The network also released a first look trailer at the eight-episode original which sets the stage for the story of four tech entrepreneurs and childhood friends who, on the heels of selling their gaming company, become multi-millionaires and are forced to deal with the pitfalls that come with being an overnight success. View first look trailer HERE. Based on Keshet International's award-winning series Mesudarim created by Muli Segev and Assaf Harel, "Loaded" is executive produced by Kate Norrish and Polly Leys for Hillbilly Television (The Level); Howard Burch, Avi Nir, Segev and Harel for Keshet and Jon Brown (Fresh Meat, Veep); with Charlie Leech (The Wrong Mans) as producer. The series is co-production between AMC, Channel 4, Hillbilly Television, and Keshet UK. The series stars Jim Howick (The Aliens, Yonderland, Horrible Histories), Samuel Anderson (The History Boys, Doctor Who, Trollied), Jonny Sweet (Babylon, Together, Him & Her), Nick Helm (Uncle, Funny Valentines) and Mary McCormack (The West Wing, In Plain Sight, The Newsroom). "Loaded" centers around the lives of Josh (Howick), Leon (Anderson), Ewan (Sweet) and Watto (Helm) who have just sold their start up videogame company Idyl Hands to Casey (McCormack) for millions, and overnight their lives change drastically. The four 30-somethings must answer to their high powered, no-bullshit boss Casey and are suddenly transformed from "people who play games" to "serious players in the game." Amid a raging hurricane of money, excess, and "Millionaire guilt," "Loaded" is about friendship, gluttony, ambition, and how money can put even life-long relationships to the test.
NIGHT WITH MY EX, THE (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, June 2017) What would you do if you had the chance to spend an entire night with your ex? Bravo Media is bringing together ex-couples for one night to hash out their unresolved issues in the new original docu-series "A Night With My Ex," premiering Tuesday, July 18, at 10pm ET/PT. Over the course of ten self-contained episodes, each pair of exes will spend a night together in a multi-camera-rigged one-bedroom apartment, with no producers and no interruptions. Viewers will witness startling confessions, wild hook ups, and shocking resolutions in a format where anything can - and does - happen.
FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, May 2017) HGTV is rolling out the newest installment in its Flip or Flop franchise - Flip or Flop Atlanta. Premiering on Thursday, July 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode series follows expert flippers Ken and Anita Corsini as they transform rundown properties into charming southern homes. With Anita's real estate and design expertise and Ken's know-how as a licensed contractor, no project is too big for this reno-savvy duo in Atlanta, a market that Forbes magazine ranked among the top 10 for real estate investment. "The success of HGTV's original Flip or Flop and Flip or Flop Vegas set the stage for Flip or Flop Atlanta," said John Feld, senior vice president of programming for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. "Now we will get an inside look at the profitable real estate opportunities in this booming Southeast market." "Atlanta has some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the country," said Anita. "We take pride in making it a little more beautiful with each house we flip."
OZARK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2016) Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has ordered Ozark, a 10-episode first season, one-hour drama, from Media Rights Capital, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Bateman also serves as an executive producer and director on the series. Grounded in dark reality, this money-centric present day story revolves around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney) and their family's sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozark explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans. The series will premiere worldwide on Netflix in 2017.
WORST WITCH, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/17 at 3:01 AM
DESCENDANTS 2 (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
DESCENDANTS 2 (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
DESCENDANTS 2 (DISNEY XD)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
DESCENDANTS 2 (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
N/A
DESCENDANTS 2 (ABC)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2017) A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform and Lifetime. The announcement, made today by Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, continues the group's commitment to showcasing its programming in new, innovative ways to reach an even wider audience, joining the announcement of ABC's exhibition of "Marvel's Inhumans" in IMAX theatres worldwide this fall. This extraordinary "Descendants 2" summer block party ushers in the sequel to 2015's "Descendants," the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers) and will extend to each network's branded digital and several on-demand platforms (live feeds on apps; plus on-demand on the Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime apps, beginning Friday, July 21, at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT; and on Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform and Lifetime VOD beginning Saturday, July 22). An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, "Descendants" (2015) has reached well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide. Its videos on Disney's YouTube channels have amassed over one billion views. The stories spurred young readers to purchase over 2.6 million books; a new young adult novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, "Rise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel," will debut May 23. Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media will release a new product line inspired by "Descendants 2" this summer, designed just for tweens with villain-inspired styles across apparel, accessories, arts and activities, dolls, consumer electronics and more.
RAVEN'S HOME (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2017) "Raven's Home," a sitcom for kids and families that brings powerhouse star Raven-Symoné back to Disney Channel to reprise the role of Raven Baxter from the iconic comedy series "That's So Raven," premieres FRIDAY, JULY 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, and will be available on the Disney Channel App, VOD and Disney Channel YouTube (12:01 a.m. EDT). The linear debut of "Raven's Home" will immediately follow the television premiere of the highly anticipated "Descendants 2" (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). New episodes of "Raven's Home" will air Fridays (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel, beginning July 28. All four seasons of "That's So Raven" will be available on-demand on the Disney Channel App and VOD THURSDAY, JUNE 1. Raven's castmate Anneliese van der Pol also reprises her role of free-spirited Chelsea in the new series, which finds the longtime best friends each divorced with kids of their own. The single moms come together to help raise their children - Raven's 11-year-old twins Booker and Nia, Chelsea's 9-year-old son Levi - in one chaotic, but fun household that often includes the twin's best friend and neighbor Tess. Raven still catches glimpses of the future, but she's not the only one in the family who does - Booker has the same ability. While Booker uses his newly found power to try and make sense of middle school and his new family life, Raven uses her power to help her be a better mom, a great fashion designer and an awesome friend. Hilarity ensues as Raven and Booker's visions collide, but no matter the situation, they figure everything out together as one big happy family. Also starring are Issac Ryan Brown ("black-ish," "Miles from Tomorrowland") as overly confident but loveable Booker; Navia Robinson ("Being Mary Jane") as independent, no-nonsense Nia; Jason Maybaum ("Superstore ") as savvy, wise-beyond-his-years Levi; and Sky Katz ("America's Got Talent") as Booker and Nia's gutsy best friend and neighbor Tess.
JURY SPEAKS, THE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2017) Oxygen Media, the new network for crime fans, launches a special four-night television event about the verdicts that stunned the nation with "The Jury Speaks" beginning Saturday, July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT. The new true crime series reexamines some of the most high-profile and controversial cases in history through the eyes of the people who served on the original jury. Each night will delve into a new case including Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson, George Zimmerman and Robert Durst, as jurors uncover what really happened inside the courtroom. From surviving the longest jury sequestration in U.S. history to deciding the fate of the King of Pop, each juror will reveal what led them to their decision, if their vote would change today and how the aftermath of their verdicts subjected them to public ridicule, harassment and scorn.
STORY OF A GIRL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/23/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2017) Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick makes her directorial debut with Lifetime's Story of a Girl, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr, premiering July 23rd at 8pm ET/PT. When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past.Segwick's husband, Kevin Bacon, and daughter Sosie Bacon also star. Story of a Girl is produced by Kikkosview. Sedgwick produces and directs from a script written by Laurie Collyer and Emily Bickford Lansbury, who also produces. The film is produced by Liz Levine and Adrian Salpeter of Random Bench. Ross Katz is executive producer.
WELCOME TO THE WAYNE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 5:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 5:30 PM-6:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, June 2017) A New York City apartment building holds mysteries and adventures behind every door in Nickelodeon's newest animated series, Welcome to the Wayne, premiering Monday, July 24, at 5:30p.m. (ET/PT). Created and written by Emmy(R) Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets) and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning creative executive Michael Pecoriello (Yu-Gi-Oh!), the 20-episode series follows three kids as they explore their strange and fantastical apartment building, the Wayne, where nothing is what it seems. The series will air at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) through Friday, July 28, and fans can catch encore episodes on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Welcome to the Wayne follows the comedic adventures of three friends, Ansi Molina, Olly Timbers, and Saraline Timbers, as they aim to unlock the secrets of the Wayne. Each new investigation brings them face-to-face with new characters, creatures, and oddities, known as "Wayne Phenomena," leading them closer to uncovering the truth about the weird things happening in their building.
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) Based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired "True Blood"), "Midnight, Texas" stars François Arnaud ("The Borgias") as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of Midnight's local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, "Orphan Black"); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, "Luke Cage"); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, "The Vampire Diaries"); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight's secrets having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, "Sex and the City"); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, "True Blood"); Creek, an aspiring writer with big dreams (Sarah Ramos, "Parenthood"); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, who can't resist the pull of a full moon (Yul Vazquez, "Captain Phillips").
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) "Somewhere Between" is a thriller drama series starring Paula Patton ("Warcraft") as Laura Price, a superstar news producer in San Francisco and fiercely loving mom. She isn't crazy: Laura knows her 8-year-old daughter is going to be murdered. She doesn't know who the murderer is, or why she's killed, but she knows exactly when it will happen, where, and how. Despite this, all of her attempts to keep her daughter safe fail, and Serena's fixed, unmovable, terrifying fate keeps her directly in the path of her killer. JR Bourne ("Teen Wolf") will play Tom Price, Laura's powerful yet sensitive husband who is also the city's district attorney; Devon Sawa ("Nikita") as Nico Jackson, a former cop turned private investigator; and newcomer Aria Birch as Serena Price, a big-hearted, untamable child who is always reaching out to others as a new friend.
LAST TYCOON, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2017) Amazon today announced its new original one hour series The Last Tycoon, starring Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart), multi- Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Boss) and Lily Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), will premiere on Friday, July 28 exclusively on Prime Video. From F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, The Last Tycoon - inspired by the life of legendary film mogul Irving Thalberg - follows Hollywood's Golden Boy, Monroe Stahr (Bomer) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Grammer) for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Great Depression and the growing international influence of Hitler's Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence, and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood. Customers can watch the pilot episode online at Amazon.com/The-Last-Tycoon before the full season's remaining eight episodes air on July 28. The show will be available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe.
ROOM 104 (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/17 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HBO's press release, June 2017) HBO has confirmed the debut date of the Duplass Brothers-produced half-hour anthology series ROOM 104, which will begin its 12-episode season FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT). Set in a single room of an average American motel, ROOM 104 tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode. Actors include: Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff. Directors include: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Patrick Brice, Marta Cunningham, Doug Emmett, Megan Griffiths, Dayna Hanson, Chad Hartigan, Ross Partridge, Sarah Adina Smith and So Yong Kim. Writers include: Xan Aranda & Ross Partridge, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Mark Duplass, Dayna Hanson, Carson Mell and Ross Partridge.
LOVE AT THE SHORE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/29/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Principal photography began in Georgia this week on "Love at the Shore," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, July 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT). "Love At the Shore" stars Amanda Righetti ("Colony," "The Mentalist") and Peter Porte ("Baby Daddy," "The Young and the Restless"). The film also co-stars "Happy the Dog," Hallmark Channel's two-year-old adopted Jack Russell Terrier mix. Happy the Dog is one of two rescued pets belonging to Crown Media Family Networks, and the animals are the heart of the company's mission to showcase the joys shelter pets bring to our lives and to ending pet homelessness. "Love at the Shore" tells the story of author Jenna Thompson (Righetti), a mother of two young children whose summer vacation plans take a turn when the family arrives at their summer rental and meets the neighbor of the adjoining duplex: stubborn, unconventional, and attractive surfer Lucas McKinnon (Porte). Jenna is neat and methodical, while Lucas rolls with and revels in life as it comes. As Lucas and Jenna spend more of the summer together, he finds a softer side of himself while dealing with Jenna and her children and Jenna realizes she may have been too quick to judge a book by its cover.
TRAPPED SISTERS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/30/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2017) Inspired by true events, sisters Bree and Jonna get trapped beneath the fiberglass cover of an Olympic sized public pool after it closes for the holiday weekend. They find themselves at the mercy of the night janitor, Clara, who sees the trapped sisters as an opportunity to solve a few problems of her own. Stars Alexandra Park, Nora-Jane Noone, Diane Farr, Tobin Bell. (2016)
WHEN NATURE CALLS (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, April 2017) Rattlesnake in your backyard? They can catch it! Moose in your kitchen? No problem! Skunk hiding out in your car engine? Don't sweat it, they'll get it! When wildlife gets too close for comfort, these animal relocators are the people you want to call for help. Follow four teams of animal relocators as they respond to frantic calls for help from people who have come face to face with animals in their own backyards. Their main objective is to keep both animals and people safe. No matter how desperate, outrageous or unbelievable the situation, these rescuers get the job done. From a rogue moose in Alaska to curious skunks under kitchen sinks, these are the real stories of animal relocators.
MANHUNT: UNABOMBER (DISCOVERY)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 8/1/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2017) Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of "Avatar" and "Hacksaw Ridge"), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, "Gangster No. 1," "Captain America: Civil War"). As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber - one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history - but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system. MANHUNT: UNABOMBER is produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Discovery Channel and Trigger Street Productions. Emmy(R) Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes ("Quarry," "Banshee") will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner and Andrew Sodroski, whose "Holland, Michigan" topped Hollywood's famed Black List for screenplays in 2013, created the series and serves as an Executive Producer. Jim Fitzgerald will serve as Consulting Producer.
SWEDISH DICKS (POP)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, June 2017) SWEDISH DICKS, a new scripted procedural comedy from Lionsgate and MTG about a mismatched pair of L.A.-based detectives, premieres on Pop on Wednesday, August 2 (8:00 PM, ET/PT). Starring Peter Stormare ("John Wick: Chapter 2," "Fargo," "American Gods") and actor/comedian Johan Glans (Best Male Comedian, "Swedish Comedy Awards") with special recurring guest star Keanu Reeves ("John Wick," "The Matrix"), SWEDISH DICKS is a half-hour single camera comedy about an aging ex-stuntman (Stormare) stuck in the past and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ (Glans) stuck in the digital world. Together they get unstuck by forming the private detective firm Swedish Dicks, solving some of the strangest and wildest cases L.A. has ever seen. The 10-episode first season features an array of guest stars, including Traci Lords ("Cry-Baby," "Melrose Place"), Margaret Cho ("Fashion Police," "Drop Dead Diva"), Anthony LaPaglia ("Without a Trace," "Frasier") and Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight," "Suits").
BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, May 2017) IFC today announced that it has acquired a new "slightly off" sketch comedy series, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Baroness von Sketch Show, which celebrates the absurd, mines the embarrassing and satirizes our daily lives. The show is performed and written by Meredith MacNeill and award-winning Second City alumni Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen. IFC will air 13 episodes of seasons one and two of the half-hour comedy series beginning in late summer. Fast-paced and irreverent, Baroness von Sketch Show and its all-female cast draws upon 15 years of comedy experience and multiple collaborations to present an insightful, emotionally grounded series that captures the banalities and humor that comes from just trying to get along in the world. Offering a witty take on everyday concerns from the pretentiousness of ordering a fancy coffee to office and sexual politics, this satirical sketch comedy satirizes daily modern life.
SINNER, THE (USA)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2017) An eight-episode series, THE SINNER follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the "who" or the "what" -- but the "why" -- as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series premieres Wednesday, August 2 at 10/9c.
WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO? (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) On Thursday, August 3 @ 10PM - VICELAND drops the beat with the premiere of "WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO?" a loving send-up of the electronic dance music scene and the network's first fully scripted comedy series. Described as a hybrid of "Louie" and "World Star Hip Hop" crossed with "This Is Spinal Tap," James Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of international DJ superstar Diplo in a show about life as seen through the eyes of guy who can bring 60,000 people to their feet... but kind of sucks one-on-one. "WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO?" is executive produced by Van Der Beek and Diplo, TMWRK's Kevin Kusatsu and Brandon Dermer, who also directs. Content studio Matador also produces the series with Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Jack Turner serving as executive producers.
GUEST BOOK, THE (TBS)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, June 2017) TBS's newest comedy series The Guest Book is set to premiere Thursday, Aug. 3, with back-to-back episodes starting at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The Guest Book emerged from Emmy(R) winner and series creator Greg Garcia's habit of writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. Now he is bringing those stories to life on TBS. While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of vacationing guests. The Guest Book's regular and recurring cast members include Kellie Martin (Army Wives) as Officer Kimberly Leahy, Charlie Robinson (Hart of Dixie) as Wilfrid, Aloma Wright (Suits) as Emma, Carly Jibson (Broadway's Hairspray) as Vivian, and Frank, played by Lou Wilson (Tween Fest). Rounding out the first season cast is Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) as Andrew, Laura Bell Bundy (Scream Queens) as Jessica and Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl) as Eddie.
NUTS + BOLTS (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) Also debuting August 3 at 10:30PM is "NUTS + BOLTS" which follows musician, designer, record and TV producer Tyler, the Creator as he seeks to find out how some of his favorite things are made then endeavors to re-make those things tailored to Tyler's own creative vision. Episodes see Tyler making everything from his own stop-motion animated short to a new kind of breakfast food all with Tyler's inimitable viewpoint and style. "NUTS + BOLTS" is produced by Tyler and Whalerock Industries and is based on a show from Tyler's own Golf Media App.
CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, THE (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2017) This summer, The Chris Gethard Show makes the jump to truTV and, for the first time on national cable - and a first for truTV - it will be broadcast live. In this hour-long call-in talk show, Gethard attempts to ring-lead a panel of comedian friends and oddballs, along with a live studio audience, who participate in games, tackle bizarre stunts, and react to the controlled chaos around them. It's a totally immersive, interactive experience for all. The series, which will broadcast live from New York City, will premiere on truTV Wednesday, August 2 at 11pm ET. It is produced by Funny Or Die with Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Owen Burke, Chris Gethard, JD Amato, Anna Wenger, and AGI Entertainment Media & Management's Brian Stern serving as executive producers.
SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/6/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, June 2017) Pack your passport and grab a chainsaw, because SHARKNADO is going global! Taking the world - and unsuspecting celebrities - by storm, the movie event of the century blows into town this summer, and today, SYFY and The Asylum revealed its chilling title: SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING. The latest installment in the hit pop culture franchise premieres on SYFY Sunday, August 6 at 8/7c and will air in more than 100 countries. SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING and the film's official tagline, "Make America Bait Again!," are the result of a fan-sourced social initiative launched this April. Calling on fans for inspiration, SYFY invited Facebook users to submit their most creative and outrageous ideas via an interactive bot. In SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, the mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling 'nado and transported all over the world. From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam and beyond, our globetrotting heroes will seek assistance from a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports in their most epic battle yet.
LAST SHOT, THE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) Finally, THE LAST SHOT, premiering August 8 @10PM, is a documentary series that follows the lives of American and Mexican basketball players whose careers have been derailed, as they travel south of the border in search of one last opportunity to make a living playing the game they love. The series follows three teams to cash-prize tournaments all across rural Mexico, where the rules are constantly changing, fights and corruption are common, and cartel involvement is always just beneath the surface. Players experience foreign food, cultural differences and exotic locations, all in the hopes of being spotted by professional scouts, and one last chance to resurrect their broken dreams. THE LAST SHOT is from Goodfight Media and Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions.
MR. MERCEDES (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, May 2017) The new AT&T* AUDIENCE Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, and DIRECTV NOW. "Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies,""Boston Legal," and "Ally McBeal,") wrote and adapted for television and Jack Bender ("Lost," "Under the Dome," "Game of Thrones") directed multiple episodes. The duo serve as executive producers, along with King and Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Sonar Entertainment is producing and distributing worldwide outside the US. "Mr. Mercedes" stars Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter") as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway ("Penny Dreadful") as Brady Hartsfield, Kelly Lynch ("Magic City") as Deborah Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome ("Moonlight") as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence ("Avatar") as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton ("Mercury Rising") as Anthony "Robi" Frobisher, Breeda Wool ("Unreal") as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe ("Francis Ha") as Holly Gibney, and Ann Cusack ("Nightcrawler") as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary Louise-Parker ("Weeds") as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor ("The Truman Show") as Ida Silver. "Mr. Mercedes" follows a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
FIRST IN HUMAN (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2017) From the first use of chemotherapy for cancer, lithium for depression, and immunosuppressive therapy for lupus, NIH'S Building 10 has been at the forefront of the world's medical breakthroughs. FIRST IN HUMAN is an unprecedented look inside Building 10, the nation's largest research hospital, where the medicine of tomorrow is made. The three-part documentary series explores the lives of the doctors, researchers, and patients who together make progress possible in this cutting-edge testing ground. The series is narrated by Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R), and Critics Choice(R) winning actor Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," "Hidden Figures"), directed by Emmy winner John Hoffman, and executive produced by Hoffman and Emmy winner Dyllan McGee.
ATYPICAL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2017) Jennifer Jason Leigh and Keir Gilchrist are mother and son in Netflix's new heartfelt comedy series, Atypical, a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum. Atypical premieres on Netflix Friday, August 11 and today, Netflix debuts this first look clip from the premiere episode -- parents of teenagers will relate. Sam decides it is time to go on a date, find a girlfriend and hopefully love, a journey that sets Sam's mother, Elsa (played by Jason Leigh), on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. Sam's entire family must adjust to change, all while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be "normal"? Michael Rapaport plays Sam's father, Doug, who wants to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam's scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia
DUCKTALES (DISNEY XD)
· [one-hour series premiere - special time] · 8/12/17 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 AM-7:30 AM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, March 2017) Disney XD has ordered a second season of the all-new animated comedy series "DuckTales" ahead of its highly anticipated summer premiere. Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, the Disney Television Animation-produced series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley. Annie Award-nominee Matt Youngberg ("Ben 10: Omniverse") serves as executive producer of "DuckTales," with Francisco Angones (Disney XD's Emmy Award-nominated "Wander Over Yonder") as story editor and co-producer, and Sean Jimenez (Disney XD's Annie Award-winning "Gravity Falls") as art director. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. Buhaj said, "Fans around the world are eager and we're looking forward to introducing viewers to the all-new 'DuckTales.' This early season two order is a testament to the quality work the creative team, led by Matt and Frank, and the cast are delivering." The new family comedy-adventure series will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, the temperamental Donald Duck and their trusty team, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack and Mrs. Beakley, embark on high-flying adventures around the world.
GET SHORTY (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, May 2017) Premium cable network EPIX(R) has set the premiere date for its original series Get Shorty. The 10-episode dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, will debut on EPIX Sunday, August 13 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT. The cast, led by Screen Actors Guild Award(R) and BAFTA TV Award nominee Chris O'Dowd ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy(R) winner Ray Romano ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "Men of a Certain Age," "Parenthood"), includes Sean Bridgers ("Rectify," Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson ("Review"); Goya Robles (11:55); Lucy Walters ("Power") and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus). O'Dowd plays Miles Daly, a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family. There, he meets Rick Moreweather (Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films who is desperately hanging on to the rungs of Hollywood relevancy and begrudgingly becomes Miles' partner and guide through the maze of show business. Along with his criminal associate Louis (Bridgers), Miles attempts to keep his worlds from colliding as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping the suspicions of the crime ring's chief - and production bankroll - Amara (Porto) and her dangerous nephew, Yago (Robles) at bay. Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams (Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick's assistant, as well as Miles' beloved daughter Emma (Dodd) - despite objections from Miles' estranged wife, Katie (Walters).
MARLON (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans ("In Living Color," "Scary Movie"), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all. The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O'Neil.
MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Marvel's press release, May 2017) Marvel's The Defenders which premieres globally on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. The series follows the releases of Marvel's Daredevil , Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist. Marvel's The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist). Additional cast members include Academy-Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Scott Glenn (Stick), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing).
AT HOME IN MITFORD (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/19/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2017) Hallmark Channel announces the start of production of its newest Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "At Home in Mitford," starring three-time Golden Globe Nominee Andie MacDowell ("Magic Mike XXL" "Cedar Cove") and four-time Daytime Emmy Nominee Cameron Mathison ("Entertainment Tonight," "Murder She Baked"). The World Premiere of "At Home in Mitford" is Saturday, August 19 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8c) exclusively on Hallmark Channel. "At Home In Mitford" is based on the best-selling novel by Jan Karon. The film tells the romantic and inspirational story of best-selling author Cynthia Copperstone (MacDowell), a woman who's learning there is more to life and love than completing checklists. With her cat (and muse), Violet in tow, Cynthia leaves Boston to spend some time in her late uncle's small town of Mitford, North Carolina, in hopes of alleviating some career-damaging writer's block. Cynthia soon finds the heart and soul of the southern town in Father Tim Kavanagh (Mathison), a pastor in Mitford. As the pair works together to help a young boy Dooley (Nicholas Holmes) who has recently lost his family, Cynthia and Pastor Tim find solace, comfort, even romance.
THERE'S... JOHNNY! (SEESO)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Seeso's press release, March 2017) The coming of age story, set in 1970s Los Angeles, when "THE TONIGHT SHOW" first moved from New York to Burbank, is written by Paul Reiser ("MAD ABOUT YOU," "WHIPLASH," "RED OAKS") and David Steven Simon ("THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR," "MAD ABOUT YOU), and Executive Produced by Reiser, Simon and David Gordon Green ("RED OAKS," "VICE PRINCIPALS"), who also will be directing the first two episodes. The Seeso Original Series follows the lives and challenges of Andy (Ian Nelson - "TEEN WOLF," "THE HUNGER GAMES"), a wide-eyed 19-year-old Nebraskan who stumbles his way into a job at "THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON," and Joy (Jane Levy - "DON'T BREATHE," "SUBURGATORY"), a young Talent Coordinator on the show, as they both try to find their way and prove themselves in this period of cultural and political upheaval. The show will touch on major historical events of the time, including the Vietnam War, Nixon, and the strengthening counter-culture, as well the show's status as one of the most popular and important cultural institution of its day. Roger Bart ("DESPARATE HOUSEWIVES"), Tony Danza ("TAXI," "DON JON"), T'keyah Keymah ("THE COSBY SHOW"), Nate Smith ("RED OAKS"), David Hoffman, Daniel Strauss and Andrew Schulz also star.
TICK, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2017) In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The Tick will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 25. The series is created by Ben Edlund, and the cast includes Peter Serafinowicz ("The Tick"), Griffin Newman, and Valorie Curry.
DISJOINTED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2017) August just got a lot doper on Netflix. Disjointed, a new Netflix original comedy series starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, announced its August 25th premiere today. Disjointed is a 30 minute sitcom from creators Chuck Lorre and former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum. Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization, is finally living her dream as the owner of an Los Angeles cannabis dispensary, Ruth's Alternative Caring. Joining her are three charismatic "budtenders", her entrepreneurial twenty-something year old son and a very troubled security guard. In addition to Bates, the series stars Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dougie Baldwin and Elizabeth Ho.
WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 8/28/17 at 9:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, April 2017) Inspired by an episode of TV One's original series For My Man, this is the tragic story of Falicia Blakely (Lil Mama), a teen mom who grows up in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of local pimp and predator, Dino (Lance Gross). His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games; and she's forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives. Tami Roman (Basketball Wives, Belle's), Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Big Freedia, and Lil Zane round out the cast. The movie also marks the directing debut of acclaimed actress Tasha Smith (For Better Or For Worse, Empire). The screenplay is executive produced and written by industry veteran Cas Sigers-Beedles, who previously wrote and executive produced the TV One movies Welcome to the Family and Girlfriends Getaway 1 & 2.
VINTAGE REHAB (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, March 2017) Watch Ally Mahon, licensed real estate agent and expert house flipper, as she revives historic Pittsburgh homes in the new series Vintage Rehab. Ally, along with her husband, Buddy, modernize these fixer uppers in ways that maximize each family's home renovation budget. From new kitchens to master baths and updated floorplans, each vintage house becomes a beautiful new family home that also adds value to the neighborhood.
DEUCE, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 9/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2017) HBO has confirmed the debut date for the drama series THE DEUCE, which will begin its eight-episode season SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, THE DEUCE follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce.
DOWNSIZED (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 9/16/17 at 9:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, April 2017) Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe) were forced into a modern "shotgun" wedding after becoming teenaged parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves. However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he's worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and the trust that first brought them together. The original film is written by Michelle McKissic, a finalist in the 2016 TV One Screenwriting Competition at the American Black Film Festival.
VIETNAM WAR, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/17/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2017) THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide. The first five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, September 17, through Thursday, September 21, and the final five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, September 24, through Thursday, September 28. Each episode will premiere at 8:00 p.m. ET with a repeat broadcast immediately following the premiere (check local listings). Beginning Tuesday, October 3, the series will re-air on a weekly basis through November 28, at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). On September 17, concurrent with the broadcast premiere, the first five episodes of THE VIETNAM WAR will be available for streaming on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast, and the final five episodes will be available beginning September 24. All episodes will remain accessible until October 3, when the series begins its weekly rebroadcast. During the rebroadcast period, each episode will be available to stream for two weeks. PBS station members with Passport, a benefit for donors, offering extended access to a rich library of public television programming can view the entire series (all 10 episodes) beginning September 17 (contact your local PBS station for details). The series will also be available in Spanish and Vietnamese on streaming.
GET KRACKIN (SEESO)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Seeso's press release, March 2017) Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney were barely qualified to host "THE KATERING SHOW" on YouTube so nothing is going to stop them from dumping their mix of social awkwardness and unprofessionalism onto the bright chirpy world of Morning TV.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2017) CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its second original drama series, the highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT*. The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere. After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night] · 9/25/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) YOUNG SHELDON - For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. THE BIG BANG THEORY's multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet Sheldon in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros. Television. Jon Favreau directed the pilot.
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) ME, MYSELF & I stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man's life over three distinct periods - as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. During these pivotal periods of yesterday, today and tomorrow, Alex always finds a way to move forward with determination and humor, knowing his life story isn't defined by the bad things that happen to him, but instead by how he chooses to deal with them. Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Randall Einhorn (pilot only) are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Einhorn directed the pilot.
BRAVE, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) From Keshet Studios and Avi Nir (executive producer of "Homeland") comes a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes. While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. The cast includes Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills and Hadi Tabbal. Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Brad Anderson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan also executive produce. "The Brave" is produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios.
LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie"), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
SEAL TEAM (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment's notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds. Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Chris Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Chulack directed the pilot.
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) WISDOM OF THE CROWD stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) develops "Sophe," an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter's killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the "wisdom of the crowd," his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that's personal to him. Ted Humphrey; Adam Davidson (pilot); Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group); and Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Davidson directed the pilot. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.
9JKL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. As Josh's family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some personal boundaries, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pam Fryman are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot.
HALCYON, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2017) Set in 1940, The Halcyon shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata - set to a soundtrack of the music of the era. Through hope, heartache, challenges and chaos, the staff, owner and guests of The Halcyon are a mirror reflection of the changes occurring in London during one of the most tumultuous times in the city's history. The Halcyon cast also includes Steven Mackintosh (Luther), Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina), Hermione Corfield (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Matt Ryan (Constantine). The series was created by Charlotte Jones and produced by Chris Croucher (Downton Abbey) and Left Bank Pictures (Outlander, The Crown). The eight-part one-hour series premieres on Ovation on Monday, October 2 @ 10pm ET and critics have already hailed The Halcyon as a "Lavish New Drama" - The Guardian, "A sprawling classy affair" - Daily Telegraph, and a "Dazzling Wartime Drama" - Daily Mirror.
VALOR (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa), one of the unit's first female helicopter pilots, and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) are unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia. Nora's boyfriend, First Lieutenant Ian Porter (Charlie Barnett), suspects she's not telling him the full story, and Jess Kam (Corbin Reid), Jimmy's wife and Nora's friend, is frustrated and furious at being kept in the dark. Meanwhile Thea, (Melissa Roxburgh) the enigmatic CIA officer charged with investigating the failed mission, has her own suspicions about what occurred. With Nora still recovering from a gunshot wound suffered during the mission, the commander of the Shadow Raiders, Col. Robert Haskins (Nigel Thatch), grounds her from flying. But when it's discovered that Jimmy is alive and being held captive by a group of ruthless terrorists, Nora is determined to join Gallo back in the cockpit to rescue their friend. As preparation and training intensify, Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire as they wonder who they can trust, and whether the secrets they're hiding will help save Jimmy... or put them all in terrible danger. VALOR stars Matt Barr ("Sleepy Hollow"), Christina Ochoa ("Animal Kingdom"), Charlie Barnett ("Chicago Fire"), W. Trè Davis ("Shades of Blue"), Corbin Reid ("How to Get Away With Murder"), Nigel Thatch ("Selma") and Melissa Roxburgh ("Star Trek Beyond"). From CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Bill Haber ("Rizzoli & Isles"), Anna Fricke ("Being Human"), Kyle Jarrow ("Lost Generation") and Michael Robin ("Nip/Tuck").
DYNASTY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father's global energy empire - or so she thinks. When her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn't to announce her promotion - but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Cristal is stunning - and almost as young as Fallon, as Fallon is quick to point out - but she isn't just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. Cristal is driven, principled, a savvy publicity maven at Carrington Atlantic, and she truly loves Blake. However, the wealth and privilege of the Carringtons' world proves challenging to her, as she clashes with the staff, including Blake's butler Anders (Alan Dale), as well as Fallon, who all make it very clear Cristal doesn't belong. Family dynasties flow through blood, and Fallon would sooner draw blood than call Cristal "Mom." Fallon asks Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), the family's chauffeur - and Fallon's secret lover - to help expose Cristal for the fraud Fallon thinks she is. But when that backfires, and Blake chooses Cristal over his own daughter, Fallon sidles up to Blake's biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke), mixing business and pleasure to seek her revenge... leaving a jealous Culhane to watch from the sidelines. While the Carringtons' rocky relationships prove the theory that family sticks together no matter what, Cristal is reminded of exactly that when her nephew, Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), arrives with a suitcase full of secrets from Cristal's past. Now Cristal's carefully concealed history could bring her future crashing down - and who knows who else she might take down with her. DYNASTY stars Grant Show ("Melrose Place"), Elizabeth Gillies ("Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"), Nathalie Kelley ("UnReal," "The Vampire Diaries"), James Mackay ("The Leftovers"), Alan Dale ("The O.C."), Sam Adegoke ("Murder in the First"), Robert Christopher Riley ("Hit the Floor"), and Rafael de la Fuente ("Empire"). From CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl), Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl"), Sallie Patrick ("Revenge"), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original "Dynasty") and Brad Silberling ("Jane The Virgin").
MINDHUNTER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2017) First look teaser released for new original series MINDHUNTER , which will premiere globally on Netflix in October. MINDHUNTER features Jonathan Groff ( Looking ), Holt McCallanay ( Sully ), Anna Torv ( Fringe ) and Hannah Gross ( Unless ). The series is directed by David Fincher ( Gone Girl , The Social Network , Zodiac ), Asif Kapadia ( Amy , Senna ), Tobias Lindholm ( A War , A Hijacking ) and Andrew Douglas ( The Amityville Horror , U Want Me 2 Kill Him? ). Fincher, Joshua Donen ( Gone Girl , The Quick and the Dead ) Charlize Theron ( Girlboss , Hatfields & McCoys ) and Cean Chaffin ( Gone Girl , Fight Club ) are Executive Producers.
LOUDERMILK (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, May 2017) AT&T* AUDIENCE Network's new half-hour scripted original comedy series, "Loudermilk," is premiering Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV NOW. Primary Wave Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce the scripted series. Peter Farrelly ("Dumb and Dumber," "Hall Pass," "There's Something About Mary") and Emmy(R) Award-winning writer Bobby Mort ("The Colbert Report") serve as writer-creators and executive producers. Farrelly, Mort, AUDIENCE Network's Christopher Long, Bart Peters and Primary Wave's Mark Burg and David Guillod will serve as executive producers. Jonathan Schwartz will serve as producer. Farrelly also directed all 10 episodes. "Loudermilk" stars Golden Globe(R) Nominee Ron Livingston ("Office Space") as Sam Loudermilk, Will Sasso ("Happy Gilmore") as Ben, Laura Mennel ("Watchmen") as Allison, Anja Savcic ("I Love You, Beth Cooper") as Claire, Toby Levins ("Fear the Walking Dead") as Carl, Mark Brandon ("Supernatural") as Reardon and Timothy Webber ("Cypher") as Ed. The series centers on Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything. He is unapologetically uncensored, and manages to piss off everyone in his life. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.
S.W.A.T. (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Lin directed the pilot.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 4/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score." "Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus' life. Other historical figures that play prominent roles in the production include Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King Herod.