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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
SIX (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2016) HISTORY's new military combat drama series "SIX," makes its series debut on Wednesday, January 18 at 10PM ET/PT. The eight episode first season of "SIX" follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors, whose covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with terrorists. Inspired by real missions, the series authentically captures the inside world of America's elite Special Operations unit - what these SEALs do, their personal lives, combat and the life-and-death decisions they make to protect and serve their country. "SIX" is an authentic portrayal of what it means to be a member of SEAL Team Six, a true brotherhood, the best at what they do. The series begins with SEAL Team Six troop leader Richard 'Rip' Taggart (Walton Goggins/ "Vice Principals"; The Hateful Eight) making a questionable decision while on a mission in Afghanistan. Two years later, Rip is captured by Boko Haram and it's up to his former SEAL Team Six brothers - led by Joe Graves (Barry Sloane/ "Revenge"), Alex Caulder (Kyle Schmid/ "Copper") and Ricky "Buddha" Ortiz (Juan Pablo Raba/ "Narcos") - to put their differences aside to locate and rescue their former troop leader. "SIX" also stars Edwin Hodge ("Chicago Fire"), Dominic Adams ("Devious Maids"), Brianne Davis (Jarhead), Nadine Velazquez (Flight), Jaylen Moore ("Homeland"), Donny Boaz (The Great Debaters) and Nondumiso Tembe ("True Blood"). The first two episodes of "SIX" are directed by Academy Award(R), Emmy(R) nominated and DGA Award winning Lesli Linka Glatter ("Homeland," "Ray Donovan").
DIVIDED (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 1/19/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, December 2016) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today it will pair the debut of its new original game show series, DIVIDED, with the season four premiere of returning favorite, IDIOTEST, beginning Thursday, January 19. The network will air back-to-back episodes of DIVIDED at 9 and 9:30pm, followed by two new episodes of IDIOTEST at 10 and 10:30pm. Hosted by Emmy(R) Award winning executive producer Mike Richards ("The Price is Right," "Let's Make A Deal"), DIVIDED serves as part game show, part social experiment, asking whether a team of complete strangers can agree on the same answer in order to collectively win prize money. Each half-hour episode of DIVIDED features four contestants who must come to a consensus on the answers to each of the questions they are given, while a ticking clock reduces their potential bounty for every moment they spend debating. With more money available to win in each successive round, the intensity escalates - from collectively voting a teammate off, to the final twist, when the remaining prize money is divided into three drastically unequal parts and the contestants must agree on who should receive which share - or risk losing everything if the clock runs out. The more the players argue, disagree or dig in their heels, the less money becomes available to them.
DETECTIVES CLUB, THE: NEW ORLEANS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 1/19/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, December 2016) A group of New Orleans homicide detectives gather regularly in private to tell stories of their most difficult, high profile, and emotional homicide cases. See how these hardened Big Easy investigators did whatever it took to deliver justice for some of the worst crimes in New Orleans' recent past.
FRONTIER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/20/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2015) Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, announced that Frontier, a new action adventure drama series starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) and from co-creators Rob Blackie (Republic of Doyle) and Peter Blackie (Majumder Manor) and director Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Incarnate, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) will premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Canada, everywhere the service is available, in 2016. The first season of the drama series, commissioned by Discovery Canada, is made up of six, one-hour episodes. Frontier will debut on Discovery Canada in Canada and will come to Netflix Canada beginning in 2018. The series is an action-packed adventure drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.
BEACHES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, November 2016) Friends are family that you choose to have for a lifetime. Grammy(R) and Tony(R) Award winner Idina Menzel (Frozen) and NAACP Image Award winner Nia Long (The Best Man Holiday) star as lifelong best friends in Beaches, premiering on Saturday, January 21 at 8pm ET/PT. Beaches is directed by Emmy(R) Award nominee, Allison Anders. It features new takes on the classic songs "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Glory of Love" and includes several other songs recorded specifically for the movie. In this contemporary remake, Beaches follows the serendipitous meeting of two young girls on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship. CC (Menzel) is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives her her first big shot. Hillary (Long) is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship - even with its ups and downs - sustains them for decades. Beaches also stars Gabriella Pizzolo and Grace Capeless as the young CC and Hillary along with Jodi Capeless, Sanai Victoria and Antonio Cupo.
BIRTHDAY WISH (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/21/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, December 2016) Stars: Jessy Schram ("Falling Skies"), Luke Macfarlane ("Brothers & Sisters"); With her thirtieth birthday approaching, Gwen Turner (Schram), a young TV commercial director who plans every detail of her life, hopes her boyfriend, Alex Stone, will finally propose and fulfill her goal of being engaged by the time she's thirty. Gwen meets Dave McKinley (Macfarlane), a charming commercial director with a spontaneous approach to life, when an upscale ad agency pairs them to work together. When Alex does not propose, a disappointed Gwen makes a birthday wish: to see what her life will look like in ten years. The next morning, her wish miraculously comes true when she sees a vision of her future in which she is a happily married mom. But to her surprise, the man she's married to in her vision is Dave, not Alex.
SECRETS OF THE SIX WIVES (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, December 2016) SECRETS OF THE SIX WIVES - Historian Lucy Worsley time-travels to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII's six spouses. Combining drama and historical sources, with her own commentary, Worsley offers insights into a world run by men, where the king had ultimate power and each queen found unique methods of exerting her influence. Sundays, January 22-February 5, 10-11 p.m. ET
HUNTED (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 1/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, November 2016) CBS today announced the new prime time competition series HUNTED will premiere immediately following one of television's biggest events, the NFL's AFC Championship game, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT - time is approximate after post-game coverage). HUNTED challenges ordinary people to go on the run as fugitives and evade capture by an elite team of investigators pursuing them. The series moves to Wednesdays on Jan. 25, 2017, with a special two-hour episode, 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. In subsequent weeks, it will air 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT. HUNTED follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today's vast digital world, as highly skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. From searching their targets' homes and scouring their internet and cell phone histories, to identifying behavioral patterns, Hunters in the field and Command Center investigators work together to identify clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture. Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States? A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days.
HATE THY NEIGHBOR (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 1/23/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, December 2016) "HATE THY NEIGHBOR" (premiering MONDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 10:00 PM) - Up and coming British comedian Jamali Maddix confronts racism around the world head-on. This six-part import from VICELAND UK follows Maddix as he travels the globe, hoping to make sense of the growing resurgence in "right-wing"/"alt. right"/"national socialist" beliefs. His journeys take him to Sweden where he meets with the Aryan group Nordic Youth, radicals in Israel, Ukraine and in his homeland immediately after the heated Brexit vote. Finally, Maddix turns his attention to the United States in this election cycle - where he comes face to face with Pennsylvania Nazis (or, rather, "national socialists") as well as Black Supremacists in New York. Each episode is framed with Maddix's comedic reflections on his experiences in a small stand-up club in London.
NEW EDITION STORY, THE (BET)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 1/24/17 at 9:00 PM
(from BET's press release, May 2016) BET Networks announces new cast additions to its much-anticipated original three-part miniseries NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE. La La Anthony (Power), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Office; The New Odd Couple), Monica Calhoun (The Best Man), Lisa Nicole Carson (Ally McBeal) and Sandi McCree (The Wire) have joined the cast to play the mothers of the iconic music group New Edition. Written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket) and executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment, the three-night miniseries event is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2017. Principal photography is currently underway in Los Angeles. The ladies join previously announced NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE cast Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire), Elijah Kelley (The Butler, The Wiz Live!), Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James, Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) and newcomers Algee Smith and Woody McClain.
TATTOO GIRLS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/24/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, December 2016) TLC's new series "TATTOO GIRLS" will premiere the first episode for free on TLCgo on Saturday, December 24th. The linear premiere for the six-episode series will air on Tuesday, January 24th at 10/9c. TATTOO GIRLS is set against the backdrop of Ink Ink, a tattoo shop like no other - it is owned and operated by young entrepreneur Kelsey and employs an all-female lineup of tattoo artists. Based in Springfield, Missouri, Kelsey set out to make her shop feel different from the usual masculine, sometimes intimidating traditional ones. She employs her longtime friends Meagan and Nikki who are also tattoo artists and Brittany who does all the piercings. The series will explore the friendships and working relationships between all of them as they navigate everyday life.
UNCENSORED WITH MICHAEL WARE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 1/24/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, January 2017) Audacious journalist Michael Ware is best known for his coverage as a war correspondent, spending nearly a decade of his life in some of the most brutal and hostile combat zones on the planet. Famous for his coverage of the Iraq War, Ware was given access that he deemed to be frightening, witnessing the horrors of war and the birth of ISIS. Now, in National Geographic's new eight-episode series UNCENSORED WITH MICHAEL WARE, Ware is leaving the trenches to embark on a new adventure as he investigates some of the most fascinating people, places and cultures on the planet. Ware brings his style of gritty, unapologetic journalism to some of the world's buzziest areas, ranging from the rough and savage highlands of Papua New Guinea - where women who are thought to be witches are hunted and killed - to the glamorous streets of Los Angeles where celebrities are sought out and snapped by paparazzi. UNCENSORED WITH MICHAEL WARE premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10/9c on National Geographic and globally in 171 countries and in 45 languages on Sunday, March 19.
BAKERS VS. FAKERS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 1/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, December 2016) Four competitors battle it out each episode for ultimate bragging rights and a cash prize, as Buddy Valastro hosts new culinary competition series Bakers vs. Fakers, premiering Wednesday, January 25th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Over two rounds of culinary challenges, a mix of home bakers and professional chefs must come up with delectable desserts that need to impress a rotating panel of guest judges, including Damiano Carrara, Nancy Fuller, Paulette Goto, Alex Guarnaschelli, Daphne Oz, Damaris Phillips, Lorraine Pascale, Natalie Sideserf, and Zac Young. With no higher standards for the professionals and no sympathy for the amateurs, a blind taste test will determine the best dessert. Only after the winner is selected will the true identities be revealed. If a professional is victorious, they take home $10,000, but if an amateur can beat the odds and take down the pros, they walk away with $15,000!
NEW EDITION STORY, THE (BET)
· [original mini-series finale] · 1/26/17 at 9:00 PM
(from BET's press release, May 2016) BET Networks announces new cast additions to its much-anticipated original three-part miniseries NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE. La La Anthony (Power), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Office; The New Odd Couple), Monica Calhoun (The Best Man), Lisa Nicole Carson (Ally McBeal) and Sandi McCree (The Wire) have joined the cast to play the mothers of the iconic music group New Edition. Written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket) and executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment, the three-night miniseries event is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2017. Principal photography is currently underway in Los Angeles. The ladies join previously announced NEW EDITION: THE MOVIE cast Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire), Elijah Kelley (The Butler, The Wiz Live!), Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James, Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) and newcomers Algee Smith and Woody McClain.
RIVERDALE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 1/26/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2016) As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom - and nothing feels the same... Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer's events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music - not follow in his dad's footsteps - despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale's young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn't have anyone who will mentor him - certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It's all weighing heavily on Archie's mind - as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she's not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty's nerves - which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick) aren't the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there's an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn't want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there's Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch)... Riverdale's Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows... Based on the characters from Archie Comics, RIVERDALE is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Supergirl," "Glee"), Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"), Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics).
Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 1/27/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, December 2016) Z: The Beginning of Everything is a ground-breaking concept: a fictionalized bio series of the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant, Jazz Age in the 20s. The series begins the moment Zelda meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in Montgomery, Alabama in 1918 and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage -- made in heaven, lived out in hell -- as the celebrity couple of their time. Z: The Beginning of Everything will show us the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that leads to Zelda's tragic, untimely end. It dives into the fascinating life of a woman ahead of her time, an artist determined to establish her own identity in the tempestuous wake of a world-famous husband. A modern take on one of the most notorious love stories of all time, Z: The Beginning of Everything will be played out in salons and speak-easies from Montgomery, Alabama to the Cote D'Azur.
RISE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 1/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, December 2016) "RISE," premiering at the prestigious 2017 Sundance Film Festival, (Tuesday, JANUARY 27 @ 9:00 PM) is a vibrant, gripping, and immersive documentary series that takes viewers to the frontlines of global Indigenous resistance. With two of its eight episodes chronicling the never-before-seen seeds of the historic Standing Rock Sioux protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the still-developing aftermath now that the cameras and celebrities have left, filmmaker Michelle Latimer and host Sarain Fox -- both Indigenous women themselves -- delve into the Indigenous resistance movement in North America to examine the social and political factors that threaten their liberation in the 21st century. "RISE" is, at once, a condemnation of colonialism and a celebration of Indigenous people worldwide. "RISE" is produced by VICE Studio Canada, in partnership with Rogers Media and APTN.
LOVE BY THE 10TH DATE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/28/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, November 2016) Meagan Good (Code Black), Grammy (R) Award winner Kelly Rowland (Empire), Grammy nominee Keri Hilson (Think Like a Man) and Kellee Stewart (The Soul Man) portray friends looking for love in the Lifetime Original Movie, Love By The 10th Date, premiering January 28 at 8pm ET/PT. The two-hour romantic comedy also stars Emmy (R) nominee, Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), UnREAL's Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder). Love By The 10th Date follows Gabby (Good), Nell (Stewart), Billie (Hilson) and Margot (Rowland) who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale digital magazine in Los Angeles, under the watchful eye of their editor, Maureen (Deeley). Inspired by the site's relationship advice column to find the one, Gabby and Nell embark on their own journeys towards the elusive 10th date, the dating world's Holy Grail when it comes to commitment. Meanwhile, Billie finds herself at a major crossroads in her marriage and Margot unsuccessfully tries to fight her growing attraction to a famously controversial reggae musician she is assigned to interview. As the ladies navigate the ups and downs of modern dating, romance, exes and friendships, they learn what they really want out of life and love. Jackson stars as Dante, a creative director at the site and Bowyer-Chapman is Freddy, Nell's bisexual boyfriend. Following the movie, Lifetime premieres the one hour after show special, XXX at 10pm ET/PT. Hosted by XX, the cast reunites to share stories from the set, outtakes and other behind-the-scenes gossip.
LOVE LOCKS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/28/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, December 2016) Hallmark Channel announces the newest original film in the revered Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise, "Love Locks," starring Rebecca Romijn ("The Librarians," "Skin Wars") and Jerry O'Connell ("Scream Queens," "Mistresses") is set to premiere exclusively on Hallmark Channel, Saturday, January 28 (9 p.m. ET/PT) as part of the network's highly-rated COUNTDOWN TO VALENTINE'S programming event. Crown Media Productions shot "Love Locks" on location in Paris, France, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In "Love Locks," Lindsay Phillips (Romijn) and her teenaged daughter Alexa travel to Paris so the girl can enroll in art school with the same teacher Lindsay had as a young woman. Lindsay is a gifted painter, however, after a broken promise with a boyfriend, she ends up back in New York, not as an artist, but as the editor of an art magazine. Lindsay cannot imagine that her journey to Paris with her daughter will result in an unplanned encounter with her former boyfriend, Jack Burrows (O'Connell), a hotelier, or that the pair will reignite their passionate love affair.
DETROIT STEEL (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 1/28/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, January 2017) HISTORY's(R) new unscripted series "Detroit Steel" celebrates the Motor City's automotive legacy by creating rare, custom rides that mix Detroit's celebrated past and its evolving future. Adam Genei and the team at his car customization shop, Mobsteel, give vintage cars a modern, mean look when the eight episode series premieres Saturday, January 28 at 10PM ET/PT on HISTORY. From the days of Henry Ford and the Model T, Detroit has always been where car legends are born. Though the city has had its ups and downs, Genei and his wife and co-owner, Pam, are committed to fostering American engineering and bringing back Detroit one car at a time. Like their slogan says, Mobsteel, along with Adam's sister business Detroit Steel Wheels, builds "rides to die for." From classic cars that call back to America's automotive roots to muscle cars that need a supercharged rebirth, the team is up for any challenge. Whether they are discovering hidden automotive treasures in a garage, a junkyard, or from a collector, they take full advantage of the history available in Detroit. If they can't find a part, the Mobsteel team makes it themselves. The end product is a never-before-seen creation that transforms the best of Motown into a one-of-a-kind ride that is the envy of car enthusiasts across the country.
RIDE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 1/30/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, March 2016) Ride, picked up for 20 episodes, follows the adventures of Katherine "Kit" Bridges who relocates to England with her dad who is joining the faculty at Covington Academy, an elite equestrian boarding school. Shot in Canada and Ireland, Ride will be produced by Canada's Breakthrough Entertainment and Buccaneer Media in the United Kingdom.
GAME OF DATING, THE (TV ONE)
· [series premiere] · 1/31/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, December 2016) TV One redefines the dating and game show genres this January with the debut of The Game of Dating. Hosted by popular comedian Tony Rock, the network's primetime game show will offer viewers provocative, sexy and hysterical new takes on classic dating show scenarios. The one-hour series premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. "The Game of Dating is a hilarious, jam-packed series filled with comedy, huge reveals and excellent play along," said Brad Siegel, President of TV One. "With expert comic timing, Tony Rock entertainingly navigates the audience and our contestants through two dates - each one as unpredictable and funny as the last. It's the only game show where dating pays off!" The Game of Dating begins each hour-long episode with three teams of friends and/or family who watch real dates in a "hidden camera" style from the comfort of their homes. Throughout the show, the teams, as well as Rock, will offer their funny and uncensored commentary. The couples could be on an awkward first date, enjoying a new relationship, or they could be an existing couple with history just trying to keep the magic going. The competing teams watch the dates and do their best to figure out the daters' stories and next moves in order to score cash. As the two different dates progress, the teams - who are as diverse as the daters, including sorority sisters, bakers, barbers, hair stylists, multi-generational families, comedians, basketball moms and even a group of seniors - will participate in gameplay with multiple questions about the dates like: "How long has this couple been dating?"; "Who will pay the check?"; or "Will she ask him up to her apartment when he drops her off after a dinner date?" Each correct answer earns the teams increasing amounts of cash and the team with the most money at the end of the episode wins the $10,000 grand prize.
QUAD, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 1/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, January 2017) THE QUAD follows the ambitious yet secretive life of EVA, the newly elected President of Georgia A&M (an HBCU), her administration, and the entering freshman class. Our freshman are led by ZOE, Eva's rebellious daughter, CEDRIC, a talented rapper on the come up, and BOJOHN, who is looking to achieve victory and success as the school's first white starting quarterback. The staple of Georgia A&M is their prestigious marching band led by their charismatic yet ruthless leader, ART DIAMOND. Art's power and influence proves a challenge to Eva but she manages to find strong allies in ELLA GRACE, Dean of the history department, and football coach, EUGENE HARDWICK. Though the students and faculty of THE QUAD come from different places and face different challenges, one similarity remains - everyone is looking to make a name for themselves at Georgia A&M.
BABIES BEHIND BARS (LMN)
· [series premiere] · 1/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from LMN's press release, December 2016) LMN's groundbreaking new series Babies Behind Bars sheds light on a radical program that allows pregnant inmates to give birth and raise their babies inside of a maximum security prison. Nearly 75,000 women are entering prison in the US each year, and as many as 7,500 are pregnant when they enter. In most cases, the babies are separated from their mothers immediately after birth. However, studies have shown that babies who are raised by their mothers in the first years of life have a much better chance of living healthy, drug-free and crime-free lives. Currently, there are only eight such programs in the US and LMN has been given exclusive access to the Wee Ones Program inside the Indiana Women's Prison, a maximum security facility. The 10-episode series follows several inmate mothers at various stages of their time in the program including newbies and veterans, as well as those at critical turning points as they struggle to live by the strict rules while navigating the trials and temptations of the volatile prison environment. The series also features the staff who run the program, including tough-love prison guards and inmate nannies entrusted to help care for the babies.
VINNY & MA EAT AMERICA (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 1/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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MADIBA (BET)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 2/1/17 at 9:00 PM
(from BET's press release, April 2016) MADIBA - BET partners with executive producers Lance Samuels, Kweku Mandela and Daniel Iron for an original production that focuses on the story of Nelson Mandela, the globally beloved humanitarian, as well as the many other leaders of the African National Congress -- Oliver Tambo (Orlando Jones) and Walter Sisulu (David Harewood) -- who fought alongside Mandela in the multi-racial, multi-national movement that led to the end of South African apartheid. Academy Award(R) nominee Laurence Fishburne completely transforms in the lead role, under the direction of Kevin Hooks (Passenger 57, Prison Break), who also serves as Executive Producer.
POWERLESS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/2/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk and Ron Funches also star.
SUPERIOR DONUTS (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/2/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, September 2016) The CBS Television Network has given a series order to SUPERIOR DONUTS, a new half hour multi-camera comedy from CBS Television Studios. The Network has ordered 12 additional episodes plus the pilot episode for broadcast during the 2016/17 season. Starring Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler, SUPERIOR DONUTS follows the relationship between the gruff owner (Hirsch) of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee (Fowler) and their loyal patrons, in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the comedy also stars David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle and Katey Sagal.
TRAINING DAY (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, December 2016) CBS today announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of RANSOM, TRAINING DAY and DOUBT. CBS will launch two dramas in February, beginning with TRAINING DAY, premiering Thursday, Feb. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) after PURE GENIUS completes its season order. TRAINING DAY is a crime thriller starring Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film, about a young, idealistic police officer who is tapped to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD where he partners with a morally ambiguous veteran detective. Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker, Lex Scott Davis, Julie Benz, Christina Vidal and Marianne Jean-Baptiste also star.
NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 2/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, December 2016) NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW" (debuting THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 @ 10:00PM). Imagine a comedy series that's equal parts Nathan Fielder, Larry David and Johnny Knoxville featuring a cast of thousands, all of whom are unaware they're in a TV show. Even then, you haven't quite pegged the real-world madness that is "Nirvanna The Band The Show." From innovative comedy filmmakers Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol, "NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW," was given a special premiere screening at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and took the 2nd Place Audience Award at Austin's Fantastic Fest earlier this year. The show follows two friends who go to unnecessary extremes in the hopes of booking their band at The Rivoli, a modest Toronto rock club. Their adventures take many forms - from sneaking a film into the Sundance Film Festival and crashing the Santa Claus Parade to disrupting the ACTUAL premiere screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - the show is as unpredictable to the viewer as it is to its unwitting supporting cast. While each episode follows the duo's harebrained schemes to get a show ... they're also filled with hilarious pop culture references and at the center - the friendship between 'Matt' and 'Jay.' "Nirvanna the Band the Show" is a VICE Studio Canada and Rogers Media original production.
PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 2/2/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, December 2016) "PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING" premieres THURSDAY, FEB 2 at 10:30PM and is VICELAND's first acquired series from Fremantle Media International and produced by Roughcut TV. From executive producer Ash Atalla ("The IT Crowd"), the mockumentary series follows a hapless crew of social dropouts running an illegal pirate radio station in West London - 'Kurupt FM.' Currently shooting its fourth season in the UK for the BBC, the show launched to critical acclaim with The Telegraph calling it "Entertaining, and absolutely of its time" while DigitalSpy.UK hailed it as "the best British comedy since 'The In-Betweeners'"
SANTA CLARITA DIET (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/3/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2016) In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore, Blended) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way. Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skylar Gisondo as Eric Bemis. Showrunner Victor Fresco, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers on the series. Nancy Juvonen is a producer. Santa Clarita Diet is a Netflix production and is available globally ONLY on Netflix on February 3, 2017.
WORLD STAR TV (MTV2)
· [series premiere] · 2/3/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, January 2017) MTV2 today announced the debut of two new series, "World Star TV" - the first TV show from the famed World Star Hip Hop; the sketch comedy show "ADD-TV" from the media powerhouse co-founded by legendary media mogul Russell Simmons; and the third season of "Uncommon Sense" hosted by Charlamagne Tha God which will now air live from MTV's headquarters in New York City. "World Star TV," a 10-episode weekly series set to debut on February 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, will be hosted by Chris Powell, known as Comedian CP who has been featured in All Def Digital's recent HBO standup comedy special "All Def Comedy" and Fox's "Empire." Chris will hold court in the World Star VIP Lounge and be joined by a panel of comedians, correspondents and cultural tastemakers who will offer hilarious commentary on the funniest clips from the wildly popular digital destination, World Star Hip Hop. The series will also include original sketches and man-on-the-street segments, along with celebrity guests from a pool of today's hottest names in rap.
ADD-TV (MTV2)
· [series premiere] · 2/3/17 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from MTV's press release, January 2017) MTV2 today announced the debut of two new series, "World Star TV" - the first TV show from the famed World Star Hip Hop; the sketch comedy show "ADD-TV" from the media powerhouse co-founded by legendary media mogul Russell Simmons; and the third season of "Uncommon Sense" hosted by Charlamagne Tha God which will now air live from MTV's headquarters in New York City. "ADD-TV," the three-episode half-hour special series will air immediately following "World Star TV" at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and will bring the best of All Def Digital's content to a linear platform. Each episode will feature top emerging comedians, social media influencers and All Def Digital's in-house talent and staff in various segments and sketches that address cultural, racial and gender stereotypes, or situations that are just plain funny, through ADD's unique brand of comedy.
HIGH SCHOOL LOVER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/4/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) When 17-year-old Kelley Winters sneaks out to the city one night with her friends she isn't expecting to meet the hottest actor in Hollywood, Christian Booth. After spending the whole night talking, Kelley gives him her number assuming she will never hear from him again. To her surprise and excitement, Christian texts her immediately and the two start spending time together. When her father (James Franco) finds out about the relationship-- but more importantly, the wide age gap--he demands that Kelley stop seeing him. Kelley is convinced she and Christian are falling in love and neither of them will let anyone come between them. But when Christian's adoration slowly turns into obsession, it's more than Kelley can take and she begins to realize that she's put her family in danger. Stars James Franco, Paulina Singer, Lana Condor, Julia Jones, Francois Arnaud, Tyler Alvarez, Stephanie Fantauzzi and Julian Elijah Martinez. (2017)
KILLING BIGFOOT (DA)
· [series premiere] · 2/4/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Destinaton America's press release, December 2016) Deep in the heart of Texas, Bobby Hamilton has been on the hunt for Bigfoot ever since encountering the monster as a child. Decades later, the world still doesn't have definitive proof of Bigfoot's existence. That's where Bobby, his friend Jim Lansdale, and their team of monster hunters, known as the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO), have decided to take matters into their own hands. Down south, the hunters believe a sleeker, faster and more aggressive type of Bigfoot is attacking people's homes, farm animals and pets. In the all-new series KILLING BIGFOOT, GCBRO is on a mission to help families terrorized by Bigfoot and prove once and for all that the fabled creature exists by killing one specimen - and providing a body of definitive scientific proof. The six-episode first season of KILLING BIGFOOT premieres Saturday, February 4 at 10/9c on Destination America. Under Bobby and Jim's leadership, the members of GCBRO come from vastly diverse backgrounds including civil engineering, IT and corporate technology, and private investigation and surveillance. The team also includes former cops, National Guard and military veterans, a medical tech, and even a coroner's "body removal specialist." GCBRO's main goal is to help those frightened by alleged recent encounters with Bigfoot, but however well-intentioned GCBRO's mission may be, their extreme objective to kill even one Bigfoot puts them at odds with many in the crypto-zoological community who do not want to see one dead.
ANIMAL NATION WITH ANTHONY ANDERSON (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/5/17 at 5:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, December 2016) Calling all animal lovers! Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Anthony Anderson hosts Animal Planet's all-new weekly talk show ANIMAL NATION WITH ANTHONY ANDERSON, with a special preview to air following Puppy Bowl on Sunday, February 5 at 5PM followed by the series premiere in its regular Friday timeslot beginning February 10 at 10PM. From viral animal video highlights, discussions about the most buzzed about pop culture phenomena, this show celebrates the many sides of animals and people who love them. Each week, celebrities, comedians and animal experts join Anderson to discuss some of the hilarious, shocking, and emotional animal happenings in the world. Celebrity guests accompanied by their furry companions include, George Lopez, Bellamy Young, Cheryl Hines, Jerry O'Connell, Dermot Mulroney, Loni Love, and more. Also, joining the guest lineup are Animal Planet's own exotic animal handler Dave Salmoni and Jackson Galaxy host of My Cat From Hell. ANIMAL NATION WITH ANTHONY ANDERSON offers some of the most spontaneous moments when Anthony comes face-to-face with extraordinary and exotic creatures. Anderson and his sarcastic sidekick, Tina the Brain Coral, voiced by actress and comedian, Tiffany Haddish, also curate entertaining and curious animal videos while comedian correspondents report from the field.
24: LEGACY (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/5/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2016) The ticking clock restarts when 24: LEGACY debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Feb. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following SUPER BOWL LI, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Feb. 6 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT). The series chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil - in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Starring Corey Hawkins ("Straight Outta Compton"), Miranda Otto ("Homeland") and Jimmy Smits ("Sons of Anarchy"), 24: LEGACY reunites the original series' award-winning producing team of Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz; directors Stephen Hopkins and Jon Cassar; and "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, who all serve as executive producers.
APB (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 2/6/17 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2016) Following 24: LEGACY's time period premiere on Feb. 6, new police drama with a high-tech twist APB debuts (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT). After billionaire engineer GIDEON REEVES (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk, "Tyrant," "Weeds") witnesses his best friend's murder, he takes over Chicago's troubled 13th District and reboots it as a private police force, challenging the district - including an ambitious, street-smart cop (Natalie Martinez, "Kingdom," "Under the Dome") - to rethink everything about the way they fight crime. The series is from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (LUCIFER, "Underworld") and executive producer/writer Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"). Trey Callaway ("Revolution," CSI: NY"), Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman ("The Confirmation"), and Robert Friedman ("The Confirmation," "Spring Broke," "Give") also serve as executive producers.
IMPOSTERS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 2/7/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, November 2016) Bravo Media sets the premiere date for its new original, scripted series "Imposters" (previously announced as "My So Called Wife"), debuting Tuesday, February 7 at 10pm ET/PT and produced by Universal Cable Productions. The series follows Maddie (Inbar Lavi, "Gang Related"), a persona shifting con-artist who is as beautiful as she is dangerous, leaving her unwitting victims tormented when they realize they have been used and robbed of everything - including their hearts. But things get complicated when her former targets, Ezra (Rob Heaps, "Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night"), Richard (Parker Young, "Suburgatory") and Jules (Marianne Rendón) team up to track her down. While pursuing her newest mark, Maddie meets a potential love interest, Patrick (Stephen Bishop, "Being Mary Jane"), which threatens to derail her assignment, much to the chagrin of her mysterious boss, The Doctor. Meanwhile, her dejected past lovers manage to take control of their new realities, not realizing that in their quest to confront her, they'll have to face their own truths and find new versions of themselves along the way.
DETROITERS (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 2/7/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, December 2016) Sam Richardson, from Detroit, and Tim Robinson, from Metro Detroit, are real life best friends who star as small-time ad men in the Motor City. Whatever they do, they do it together. And no matter what happens, Tim and Sam's love for each other and their city never wavers. Jason Sudeikis, who is an executive producer, also appears in a narrative arc as a successful automotive executive whom Richardson and Robinson relentlessly pursue in an effort to land their first big-time client.
SO COSMO (E!)
· [series premiere] · 2/8/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, December 2016) E!'s new docu-series, "So Cosmo" follows the work hard, play hard lifestyles of the young women and men whose real life experiences inspire the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Always the first to hear what's hot in music, fashion, style, beauty, sex and celebrities; these tastemakers don't follow trends, they create them. The all access, VIP life provided by Cosmo is exhilarating and exhausting, but what happens when the staff turns our attention to their personal lives? Viewers will see how the team copes when pushed past their limits by the influential but formidable former Editor-in-Chief and current Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines, Joanna Coles, who expects only the best. Who will rise to the occasion and who will fumble under pressure? The eight hour-long episode series uncovers the glamour and behind-the-scenes drama of celebrity encounters, fashion and beauty shoots in an all-access pass for everything "So Cosmo," premiering Wednesday, February 8 at 8 PM ET/PT on E! Before its time to delve deep into the world of Cosmopolitan, meet the unstoppable and fashionable forces behind the magazine. The "So Cosmo: Preview Special" will introduce E! viewers to former Editor-in-Chief and current Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines, Joanna Coles, as well as the cast of young people that work for her including: Diandra Barnwell (Brand Coordinator), Tiffany Reid (Senior Fashion Editor), Steven Brown (Bookings Director),Evan Betts (Fitness Contributor), Adam Mansuroglu (Fashion Editor), James Worthington Demolet (Senior Fashion Editor) and Leah Wyar (Executive Beauty Director).
LEGION (FX)
· [series premiere] · 2/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, December 2016) Legion, the highly-anticipated new drama series from Noah Hawley, will premiere on FX on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. Hawley serves as Executive Producer, along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron. Legion is the latest project from Hawley and Cameron, two of the executive producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning FX limited series Fargo. Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David's routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which David must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy's concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she's built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists - Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) - open David's eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities.
CITY IN THE SKY (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, December 2016) CITY IN THE SKY - A unique metropolis hovers above the earth - an airborne "city" that comprises the more than 100,000 flights that crisscross the world daily. This film explores the hidden army of experts working to keep this city aloft and uncovers the extraordinary engineering and technology that make it tick. Wednesdays, February 8-22, 10-11 p.m. ET
HISTORY OF COMEDY, THE (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 2/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, May 2016) The History of Comedy is an eight-part series executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) and Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company). Episodes will explore what makes people laugh - from the Ancient Greeks, to Shakespeare, Vaudeville, to the biggest contemporary comedians, movies and TV shows. The series will dig deep into topics like political humor and slapstick, featuring the voices that have made us laugh over the generations. Using archival footage, original comedic material, interviews with comedy legends and luminaries, the series will showcase how the art form has evolved over the years.
ABSTRACT: THE ART OF DESIGN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/10/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2016) Abstract: The Art of Design demystifies the contemporary creative experience for a wide audience by bringing us inside the lives and minds of some of the greatest designers working today in a variety of disciplines. By seeing the world through these designers' eyes, Abstract shows viewers in a fresh and inspiring way how design impacts every aspect of life and exposes them to a new perspective on design thinking. Executive produced by Scott Dadich (Editor in Chief of WIRED ), Morgan Neville and for Radical Media Dave O'Connor, Jon Kamen, and Justin Wilkes. Making its world premiere, Sundance will screen a episode of the series featuring the German illustrator Christoph Niemann (directed by Morgan Neville).
FROM STRAIGHT A'S TO XXX (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/11/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) From Straight As to XXX is inspired by the true story of Miriam Weeks, a college freshman at Duke University who chose to become a porn star under the pseudonym of Belle Knox to pay her sizable tuition expenses without taking loans. When a male student "outs" her at Duke, Miriam/Belle is sent down a road of slut shaming, death threats, cyberbullying, and national media attention. Stars Haley Pullos, Judd Nelson, Sasha Clements and Jessica Lu. (2017)
BATTLE OF THE EX-BESTIES, THE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 2/14/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, January 2017) Oxygen Media sets hearts afire this Valentine's Day when "Bad Girls Club: East Meets West" launches Tuesday, February 14 at 8PM ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of "The Battle of the Ex-Besties"at 9pm ET/PT. This season on BGC, seven feisty alpha females from rival coasts will show that the east and west have very different ways of handling their business when dueling over style and territory. Then, the heat rises as former BFFs are forced to confront their differences and compete in order to win a grand prize of $100,000 on "The Battle of the Ex-Besties." Catch a BGC casting special on Tuesday, February 7 at 8PM ET/PT to meet these feisty females before they officially move into the bad girls club loft.
MADIBA (BET)
· [original mini-series finale] · 2/15/17 at 9:00 PM
(from BET's press release, April 2016) MADIBA - BET partners with executive producers Lance Samuels, Kweku Mandela and Daniel Iron for an original production that focuses on the story of Nelson Mandela, the globally beloved humanitarian, as well as the many other leaders of the African National Congress -- Oliver Tambo (Orlando Jones) and Walter Sisulu (David Harewood) -- who fought alongside Mandela in the multi-racial, multi-national movement that led to the end of South African apartheid. Academy Award(R) nominee Laurence Fishburne completely transforms in the lead role, under the direction of Kevin Hooks (Passenger 57, Prison Break), who also serves as Executive Producer.
MURDER CHOSE ME (ID)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, December 2016) Retired Shreveport homicide detective Rod Demery reflects on the career he was destined for since the age of 3, when his own mother was murdered. Vowing to ensure that no family would be denied justice the way his family was, Demery served 14 years as a detective in the violent crimes unit, with an unprecedented 100% confession and solve rate as lead investigator. Intimate first-person storytelling meets a gritty Southern backdrop in Shreveport, La.
DOUBT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, December 2016) CBS today announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of RANSOM, TRAINING DAY and DOUBT. DOUBT will premiere Wednesday, Feb. 15 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) following the season finale of CODE BLACK. The new drama stars Katherine Heigl as a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years ago. Dulé Hill, Steven Pasquale, Elliott Gould, Dreama Walker, Laverne Cox and Kobi Libii also star.
COLD CASE FILES (A&E)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/16/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, January 2017) A&E Network's top-rated true crime series COLD CASE FILES returns to reexamine all-new murders previously left unsolved for years. With the help of breakthroughs in forensic technology and the influence of social media, many cases once left unanswered can now be closed and justice brought to the victims and their families. Murder cases left unsolved are a painful daily reminder to victims' families of those they have lost. Each one-hour episode of COLD CASE FILES will follow a family that has lived with years of grief and help them find closure by solving the mysteries left unanswered. Detectives will reopen cases and relive the events of the past with the family, complete with new twists, misdirects, and revelations, until they can give these victims the justice they deserve. The 10-episode series features cases ranging from an elderly couple kidnapped and killed on Christmas Eve to a college student found beaten to death in a storage room at his work. The different approaches to solving cold cases are more wide-ranging than ever before. The effects of crowd-solving, social media, further breakthroughs in forensic technology, and new witnesses coming forward have allowed for the discovery of new leads.
CASSANDRA FRENCH'S FINISHING SCHOOL (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 2/17/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, November 2016) AT&T* continues expanding its slate of unique, original entertainment with AUDIENCE Network's newest show "Cassandra French's Finishing School." This co-production with Fullscreen will debut exclusively on DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. It will later join the millennial-focused lineup of Fullscreen's subscription video on demand (SVOD) service. "Cassandra French's Finishing School" is based on the novel by Eric Garcia ("Matchstick Men") and follows Cassie, (Jessica Renee Russell, "Donny") a 23-year-old overachieving publicist who can't find a guy ready for a mature relationship. After a disastrous one night stand, Cassie takes matters into her own hands when she knocks the unsuspecting guy, Owen, (Calum Worthy, "Austin & Ally") unconscious and decides that the only way to turn things around is to set up a finishing school in her basement to try and teach him how to become a better man.
BRITNEY EVER AFTER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/18/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) Britney Ever After, starring Natasha Bassett as Britney Spears, will bow on Saturday, February 18 at 8pmET/PT.This latest Lifetime biopic follows the tumultuous story of the pop icon: her rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers.Britney Ever After is produced by Asylum Entertainment for Lifetime. Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison are executive producers.Leslie Libman (Manson's Lost Girls) directs from a script from Anne-Marie Hess.
PLANET EARTH II (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 2/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, October 2016) Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will premiere Saturday, January 28 on BBC AMERICA, the US home of the BBC's landmark natural history series. A decade on from the ground breaking natural history series Planet Earth, we're able to go further, get closer and capture behavior and places that would have been impossible 10 years ago. Over three years in the making, in 40 different countries, on 117 filming trips and a total of 2089 shooting days, BBCA's Planet Earth II brings a whole new view of our planet. Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA, stated, "Ten years on, Planet Earth II is a startlingly fresh and epic sequel from the world's premiere natural history filmmaking unit at the BBC. This extraordinary show captures our planet in innovative and mind blowing ways - there's an emotional resonance to that which is remarkable to experience. We believe audiences of all ages will feel utter joy watching our stunning natural world unfold in ways we've never before seen." Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, BBCA's Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.
GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/19/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, January 2017) THE GOOD FIGHT picks up one year after the events of the final episode of "The Good Wife." In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms. The series, from "The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King, stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha. THE GOOD FIGHT premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8:00 PM, ET on-demand on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video-on demand and live streaming service. In addition, a special broadcast of the premiere episode will air on the CBS Television Network that same night, Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT. CBS All Access will also offer subscribers the second episode of THE GOOD FIGHT on-demand that same night. After premiere night, all new episodes will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 2/19/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) BIG LITTLE LIES: Based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling book of the same name, this subversive, darkly comedic drama tells the tale of three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling star. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from scripts by David E. Kelley; executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, David E. Kelley, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg; Barbara Hall and Liane Moriarty produce. The seven-episode limited drama series debuts Feb. 19.
CRASHING (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 2/19/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) CRASHING: Pete Holmes stars as an aspiring stand-up comic who discovers that his wife is unfaithful, leading him to reevaluate his life amidst the New York City comedy scene. Holmes and Judd Apatow executive produce the show, which draws on Holmes' own experiences as a stand-up comic, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the unpredictable world of live comedy. The eight-episode season debuts Feb. 19.
POP GAME, THE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 2/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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SUN RECORDS (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 2/23/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, December 2016) CMT today revealed a new title and premiere date for its upcoming limited eight part scripted series "Sun Records," formerly known as "Million Dollar Quartet" and based on the Tony Award(R)-winning musical, on Thursday, February 23 at 10 PM ET/PT. The announcement comes on the heels of the 60th anniversary of the historic Million Dollar Quartet recording sessions featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins on December 4, 1956 at the Sun Records Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. "Sun Records" will join "Nashville" to complete CMT's new Thursday line-up. Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, "Sun Records" tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock 'n' roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists' often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest. The all-star cast includes Chad Michael Murray (Sun Records founder Sam Phillips), Billy Gardell (Presley and Arnold's manager, Colonel Tom Parker), Drake Milligan (Elvis Presley), Kevin Fonteyne (Johnny Cash), Christian Lees (Jerry Lee Lewis), Jonah Lees (Jimmy Swaggart), Trevor Donovan (Eddy Arnold), Keir O'Donnell (Dewey Phillips), Jennifer Holland (Sam's wife Becky Phillips), Margaret Anne Florence (Sam's assistant Marion Keisker), and Kerry Holliday (Ike Turner).
BLACKLIST, THE: REDEMPTION (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/23/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) In this thrilling new spinoff, the world's most elusive criminals from Red's infamous list come together to form an elite mercenary team as they try to regain their self-worth after a lifetime of inflicting damage on the world. Seeking redemption for their past transgressions, this new group solves problems governments don't dare touch. Blacklist undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) joins the team's brilliant and cunning chief, Susan "Scottie" Hargrave (Famke Janssen), as well as lethal assassin and Tom nemesis Matias Solomon (Edi Gathegi), as they aim to be a force for good and right dangerous wrongs. Along with highly skilled members Nez Rowan (Tawny Cypress) and hacker Dumont (Adrian Martinez), they will undertake seemingly impossible missions - all in the hopes of repairing their damaged souls.
ULTIMATE BEASTMASTER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/24/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2016) From six regions across the world, Netflix brings together the athletic elite in a competition series that will exhaust their physical and mental stamina and push them to their breaking points. With global bragging rights at stake, these contestants must leave it all on the course in order to prove victorious. All ten episodes of Netflix's first global competition series Ultimate Beastmaster will launch on Friday, February 24 at 12:01am PST. Ultimate Beastmaster is the first international competition series of its kind with six customized local versions featuring local languages, competitors and hosts from each competing country. Those countries are: Brazil, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and the U.S, The series is produced by Sylvester Stallone (Creed, Grudge Match) and Dave Broome (The Biggest Loser, Strong). The 10-episode event series will feature 108 competitors, 18 from each country, in total. Each hour-long episode will feature 12 competitors, two from each country, who will take their shot at running one of the most physically demanding obstacle courses ever devised, "The Beast." At the end of each episode, a 'Beastmaster' will be crowned and in the final episode of the season, the nine individual winners from each episode will compete against each other for the chance for one contestant to become the Ultimate Beastmaster.
INFIDELITY IN SUBURBIA (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 2/25/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) With her husband away at work, and her son at school, Laura dreams of a home-renovation project to supplant her restless days. Vince, her irresistibly hot private contractor, soon fulfills her more forbidden dreams. Wracked with guilt she ends their affair, but Vince's cravings run deeper and darker than Laura imagines. In the basement of Laura's suburban home, Vince is building a special room just for her. It's a secret place to hide the object of his desire... and his rage. Stars Sarah Butler, Marcus Rosner, Peter Benson, Miranda Frigon and Jay Hindle. (2016)
WHEN WE RISE (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) "When We Rise" is written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. Starring in the mini-series are Guy Pearce ("Memento," "L.A. Confidential") as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds," "Angels in America") as women's rights leader Roma Guy, Rachel Griffiths ("Brothers and Sisters," "Six Feet Under") as her wife, social justice activist Diane, Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire") as African American community organizer Ken Jones and Ivory Aquino as transgender activist Cecilia Chung. Joining them are Austin McKenzie ("Spring Awakening") as Younger Cleve Jones, Emily Skeggs ("Fun Home") as Younger Roma Guy, newcomer Jonathan Majors as Younger Ken Jones, and Fiona Dourif ("The Master") as Younger Diane.
AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, December 2016) AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides a new look from an African perspective at African history, traversing the dawn of mankind to the dawn of the 20th century. The series is a breathtaking and personal journey through history that includes evidence of the earliest human culture and art, arguably the world's greatest ever civilizations, and some of the world's earliest writing. Gates travels throughout the vast continent of Africa to discover the true majesty of its greatest civilizations and kingdoms. Monday-Wednesday, February 27-March 1, 9-11 p.m. ET
TAKEN (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, November 2016) NBC has set its midseason Monday strategy in motion with the extension of #1-rated Monday drama "Timeless," bringing the full-season order to 16; plus the premiere of its highly anticipated new action series "Taken," which will launch Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. The series, starring international superstar Clive Standen, immediately follows the debut of the spring cycle of the three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice." From executive producer Luc Besson ("Taken," "The Fifth Element") comes a modern-day edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, "Vikings") as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills. In 30 years, this character is destined to become the Bryan Mills that we've come to love from the "Taken" films.
WHO KILLED JANE DOE? (ID)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, December 2016) Behind the discovery of every Jane Doe are two parallel stories: that of the detectives puzzling out her identity and how she died, and that of her family who know very well who she is but have lost her, now forever. By weaving the two stories together, Who Killed Jane Doe? Embarks on a unique journey of discovery, loss, mystery and resolution.
PARTNER, THE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/28/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, January 2017) CNBC today announced the ten finalists participating in THE PARTNER, the all-new series featuring Marcus Lemonis -the renowned investor, entrepreneur, and host of CNBC's hit show "The Profit." Premiering Tuesday, February 28 at 10pm ET/PT, the five episode series follows Lemonis as he searches for the perfect partner to help him manage the fast-growing portfolio of businesses he's acquired. In the end, one candidate will receive the opportunity of a lifetime: a half-million dollar contract, an equity stake, and the chance to help Lemonis manage his empire. After investing more than $40 million of his own money in companies featured on "The Profit," Lemonis is now ready to invest in "The Partner." Thousands of people hailing from all corners of the country applied for the opportunity to participate, but only ten were invited to Chicago to take part in the final interview process.
NATIONAL TREASURE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, December 2016) In a deal with All3Media International, Hulu has acquired the U.S. rights to all episodes of hit series National Treasure, the ratings-winning drama produced by The Forge Entertainment for Channel 4. The first season of the series from Jack Thorne will debut in the U.S. as a Hulu Original on March 1, 2017. After debuting on UK's Channel 4 to strong ratings, National Treasure quickly became a must-see television event. Hulu's audience will soon be able to experience the series in its entirety when all episodes land on the service under the Hulu Original slate. The four-part drama series from BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne and The Forge Entertainment was Channel 4's highest-rated series each day it aired. In addition to receiving critical acclaim and overwhelming praise from viewers throughout its compelling first season, National Treasure is now the highest-rated drama to premiere on the network. Written by Jack Thorne (This is England '86, '88 and '90, Skins, The Last Panthers) and executive produced by George Faber (Shameless, Elizabeth I, The Shadow Line) and George Ormond (War and Peace, Silent Witness), National Treasure is a compelling and timely four-part serial drama examining the fallout that occurs when accusations of sexual misconduct are lodged against a fictional public figure, exploring their impact on the accused and those most closely associated with him as he is brought to trial. The series follows Paul Finchley, played by BAFTA-winner Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter, Cracker, Tutti Frutti), as a bona fide "national treasure" and one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse. BAFTA-winner Julie Walters (Harry Potter, Brooklyn, Brave, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliott, Educating Rita), Andrea Riseborough (Nocturnal Animals, Birdman, Oblivion) and Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Blackadder, Game of Thrones) also star.
TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, December 2016) Weinstein Television and Shawn "JAY Z" Carter have teamed up with Spike TV for a groundbreaking event series that will forever change the way we look at the criminal justice system in this country. Premiering on Wednesday, March 1 (10:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on Spike, "TIME: The Kalief Browder Story" is a compelling, six-part documentary event series tells the story of Kalief Browder, a 16 year old African-American student who spent three years in jail on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime. "TIME: The Kalief Browder Story" will be an important television event that takes a comprehensive look at Browder's story using first-person accounts, archival footage, and cinematic recreations of key scenes from Browder's life to present a definitive narrative of the shocking story that became a symbolic touchstone for criminal justice activism and reform. The groundbreaking series features exclusive interviews from a wide range of those connected to the story, from politicians to close friends and family members to social reformers.
DEED, THE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, November 2016) CNBC today announced the network is expanding its primetime lineup with the new original series "The Deed," debuting Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT. The series features two savvy multi-millionaire real estate moguls - Sidney Torres and Sean Conlon - who, between them, have done over half a billion dollars in property deals. Torres and Conlon come to the aid of struggling property investors in dire need of help. The projects are failing, and the investors are on the brink of financial ruin. Torres and Conlon will use their own money to infuse the projects with cash, and offer their years of expertise to help people faced with losing everything. "The Deed" is produced by Cineflix. "The Deed" explores a side of real estate that other property shows ignore - an unflinching look at how fortunes are really made in the unpredictable and cutthroat world of real estate flipping and development. The eight-episode one-hour series will follow Torres in New Orleans and Conlon in Chicago as they throw distressed developers a lifeline by offering them their own cash and expertise in exchange for a piece of the property and a percentage of the profits. Once a deal is struck, they'll stop at nothing to pull these properties out of the red, even if that means firing contractors, rolling up their sleeves and doing the work themselves. With properties ranging from family homes to multi-unit developments, it will take all of their experience to get them back on track. Developers' profits can quickly turn to dust, but with the right partner, lives and fortunes can change with just one deal.
UCONN HUSKIES: THE MARCH TO MADNESS (HBO)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 3/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) UCONN HUSKIES: THE MARCH TO MADNESS: This unscripted series chronicles the 2016-17 season of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team as it pursues a fifth consecutive national championship. Scheduled to run through the conclusion of the Huskies' season, the show features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, offering a unique look at the personalities who shape the powerhouse program. Executive produced by Will Staeger, Mike Antinoro and Fred Christenson. Debuts March 1.
MAKING HISTORY (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) New comedy MAKING HISTORY premieres Sunday, March 5 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), and follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. The wildly original series stars Adam Pally ("The Mindy Project," "Happy Endings"), Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") and Yassir Lester ("Girls," "Key and Peele"). MAKING HISTORY is created by Julius "Goldy" Sharpe (FAMILY GUY). Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, "Lego Movie," "21 Jump Street"), Sharpe, Seth Cohen and Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") are executive producers. Also that night, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH makes its spring return (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) Powerhouse creator Dick Wolf delivers a captivating new installment to the hit Chicago franchise. Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State's Attorney's dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city's high-stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. At the center of the show is prosecutor Peter Stone (Philip Winchester), the ambitious Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. Relentless in his quest for justice, it's more than a job, it's a purpose. Son of renowned New York City District Attorney Ben Stone (from "Law & Order"), Stone is shooting at a target that only he can see. This often puts him in direct conflict with Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers), the Cook County State's Attorney who sees the world through a political prism. While Jefferies believes that a good prosecutor gives the jury and the public a clear, clean and digestible narrative, Stone is convinced the law isn't always best served in a sound bite. Together with their team, Stone and Jefferies strive to bring some much-needed justice to the city of Chicago. The team also includes Assistant State's Attorney Anna Valdez (Monica Barbaro), a passionate newcomer, who's more flexible and willing to bend the rules to get the right result; Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter), a tough-as-nails State's Attorney Investigator that sees each case through the eyes of the victim; and Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda, formerly on "Chicago P.D."), a level-headed and by-the-book detective turned Chief Investigator.
TIME AFTER TIME (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, "Time After Time" chronicles the adventures of a young H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) as he travels through centuries, decades and days in the time machine he created. While in the pursuit of the charismatic (yet secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson (Josh Bowman), better known as "Jack the Ripper," Wells travels to modern day New York City in search of Stevenson following the doctor's brazen escape from authorities in Wells' London home. But instead of the Utopia he imagined, Wells finds a world more aligned with Stevenson's temperament that leads him on a daring adventure full of mystery, romance and intrigue. Using creative elements from many of Wells' classic stories, beginning with "The Time Machine" and "The Invisible Man" to "The Island of Dr. Moreau" and others, "Time After Time" creates a fantasy world surrounding the events that inspired these great literary works that focus on the best and worst of human nature and its relationship to science and technology. Using the time machine to launch the series, "Time After Time" is not a time travel show, rather it's a series that looks at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday while fully charged with danger and adventure and centered in thrills, satire, humor - and most of all - an epic love story. "Time After Time" stars Freddie Stroma ("UnReal") as H.G. Wells, Josh Bowman ("Revenge") as Dr. John Stevenson (Jack the Ripper), Genesis Rodriguez ("Big Hero 6") as Jane Walker, Nicole Ari Parker ("Rosewood") as Vanessa Anders, Jennifer Ferrin ("Hell On Wheels") as Brooke and Will Chase ("Nashville") as Griffin.
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN (FX)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, January 2017) FX Networks has set the premiere dates for Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated, star-studded limited series FEUD: Bette and Joan, the new season of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning drama series The Americans, and the eighth season of the Emmy(R) Award Winning animated comedy series Archer. FEUD: Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new limited series from Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) award-winning Executive Producer Ryan Murphy, will premiere on Sunday, March 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. FEUD: Bette and Joan, the first installment of the new FX anthology series from Ryan Murphy, tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award(R)-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. In addition to Academy Award winners Lange and Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film's director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Jackie Hoffman as Crawford's housekeeper Mamacita, and Alison Wright as Aldrich's assistant Pauline. Notable guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis' co-star Victor Buono, Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia De Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis' daughter
BELIEVER WITH REZA ASLAN (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, March 2015) Internationally renowned author and scholar of religious studies Reza Aslan hosts Believer (working title), a new spiritual adventure series on CNN. In each episode, Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world's most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer. The series will feature Aslan participating in endurance worship, spellbinding rituals, and unusual rites of passage to learn about rarefied worlds that have been molded by faith and tradition. (Produced by Whalerock Industries).
TRIAL & ERROR (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) In the spirit of true crime documentaries, this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy features bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D'Agosto), who heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric "rollercizing" poetry professor (John Lithgow) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. The cast also includes Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez.
KICKING & SCREAMING (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/17 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) Comedic competition series KICKING & SCREAMING teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners to face the toughest challenges of their lives. Debuting Thursday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and hosted by Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL), the series drops these unlikely duos into a tropical jungle in Fiji, where they must overcome dangerous animals, raging rivers, hunger and extreme weather. To win the competition, the experts will have to drag their partners, KICKING & SCREAMING, to the finish line. The series is from executive producer Matt Kunitz ("Wipeout," "Fear Factor").
SNATCH (CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 3/16/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Crackle's press release, January 2017) "Snatch," Crackle's new scripted original drama based loosely on the wildly popular movie of the same name, is set to premiere Thursday, March 16, it was announced today. The 10-episode, one-hour series stars Rupert Grint as the utterly posh, Charlie Cavendish. Best known as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, Grint also serves as an executive producer. In addition, the series stars an ensemble cast featuring Luke Pasqualino ("Skins", "The Borgias") as Albert Hill, Lucien Laviscount ("Scream Queens", "Honeytrap") as Billy Ayres, Dougray Scott ("Fear the Walking Dead," "Doctor Who") as Vic Hill, Phoebe Dynevor ("The Village," "Dickensian) as Lotti Mott, Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator," "Primeval") as Lily Hill, and Ed Westwick ("Wicked City," "Gossip Girl"), who guest stars as Sonny Castillo. The series is executive produced by Alex De Rakoff, who also serves as writer and showrunner. Inspired by a real life heist in London, "Snatch," centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London's underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
MARVEL'S IRON FIST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/17/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2016) Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
UPSCALE WITH PRENTICE PENNY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, January 2017) truTV's all-new lifestyle series Upscale with Prentice Penny will premiere on Tuesday, March 21, at 10pm ET/PT. Helmed by the noted showrunner, writer and producer Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Insecure) and infused with his comedic sensibility, the unscripted series will premiere 12 episodes in its first season. In each half-hour episode, creator and host Penny will embark on a journey to demystify what it takes to live an upscale life, exploring a variety of topics ranging from food and wine to travel and fashion. From buying a better bottle of wine to getting a custom-made suit for less than some off-the-rack options, Upscale with Prentice Penny is about offering viewers ways to live a more elevated lifestyle by unlocking a world that often feels unattainable. Penny will be joined on his journey by some famous friends including Adam Pally (The Mindy Project ) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and will "upscale" a range of topics including travel, the workday, date night, apologies, dressing up, cooking, your sex life, gift giving, summer, home entertainment, health and fitness, and taking a day off. The series is executive produced by Defy Media, with Penny, Chris Pollack and Jared Hoffman executive-producing alongside James Moore.
SHOTS FIRED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) Examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, event series SHOTS FIRED launches Wednesday, March 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the spring premiere of EMPIRE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The compelling series stars Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy," "Love & Basketball"), Stephan James ("Race," "Selma"), Academy Award-, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt ("As Good As It Gets," "The Sessions"), Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss ("Jaws," "Madoff") and Stephen Moyer ("The Bastard Executioner," "True Blood"). The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights," "The Secret Life of Bees," "Love & Basketball") and Reggie Rock Bythewood ("Notorious," "New York Undercover," "Get on the Bus").
COMEDY JAM, THE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, December 2016) They're at the height of success in comedy, but these celebs secretly just want to be rock stars. "The Comedy Jam" makes those dreams come true - at least for one shining night - and gives viewers at home a front row seat. The eight-episode weekly series, based on the "Comedy Jam" special that aired in August 2016, will feature funny actors and comedians in front of a live audience, sharing memorable stories from their lives that are linked with an iconic hit song. After the telling of each tale, they'll live out their rock star fantasy and perform their song selection while backed by "The Comedy Jam Band."
HARLOTS (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, November 2016) Margaret Wells (Morton) struggles to reconcile her roles as brothel owner and mother to daughters Charlotte (Findlay) and Lucy (Smyth). When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret must fight back even if it means losing her family and possibly her life. Harlots is a powerful family drama set in 18th Century London that offers a brand new take on the city's most valuable commercial activity - sex.
IMAGINARY MARY (ABC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 3/29/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) Alice (Jenna Elfman) is a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life - a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family. The series stars Jenna Elfman ("Dharma and Greg") as Alice, Stephen Schneider as Ben, Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live") as Mary (VO), Nicholas Coombe as Andy, Matreya Scarrwener as Dora and Erica Tremblay as Bunny.
NOBODIES (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, January 2017) Two months before its March 29, 2017 series premiere, TV Land has picked up a 12-episode second season of "Nobodies," starring and executive produced by Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras ("Mike Tyson Mysteries"). The news was announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour by Keith Cox, President of Development and Production for TV Land. The comedy is executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone with Michael McDonald ("MADtv") serving as executive producer, director and showrunner. Season two will premiere in 2018. "Picking up 'Nobodies' for season two was a no-brainer when all these extremely talented people are behind it," said Cox. "It's a bold, quirky, hilarious look at what happens when you will do or say anything to succeed in Hollywood." "Nobodies" stars and is executive produced and written by Groundlings alums Davidson, Dorf and Ramras and revolves around the three as they try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they have developed, so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood. Davidson, Dorf and Ramras are partnering with their real-life friends, Emmy(R) winner Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, who will be executive producing "Nobodies" through their production company, On The Day, with Falcone directing and guest-starring in the pilot episode. Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live"), Jim Rash ("Community") and Nat Faxon ("Married") will also guest star in the pilot. In addition to McCarthy, Falcone and McDonald, JAX Media's Tony Hernandez will executive produce for TV Land.
KENNEDYS: AFTER CAMELOT, THE (REELZ)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/2/17 at 9:00 PM
(from ReelzChannel's press release, January 2017) REELZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original miniseries, The Kennedys-After Camelot, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, with the two-hour world premiere on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The two-hour conclusion will air the following Sunday, April 9 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. "The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put REELZ on the map. The Kennedys-After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli's incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and 10 Emmy(R) Award nominations," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. "As a network known for great story telling, we have strong additions to our original programming lineup that are driven by powerful, provocative, in-depth and well known storytellers and TV personalities." The Kennedys-After Camelot also stars Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy with Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth reprising their roles as Rose and Ethel Kennedy from the Emmy Award(R)-winning miniseries The Kennedys. The Kennedys-After Camelot is based on the New York Times best seller, "After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by best-selling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Jon Cassar (The Kennedys) and Katie Holmes are directing from scripts by Stephen Kronish (The Kennedys) and Sandra Chwialkowska (Lost Girl). The Kennedys-After Camelot project was brought to producer Muse Entertainment by Keri Selig of Intuition Productions (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) who serves as an executive producer. Michael Prupas, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Evan Tussman, Irene Litinsky and Jonas Prupas serve as executive producers along with Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels of Asylum Entertainment and Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO.
TALK SHOW THE GAME SHOW (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, January 2017) Comedian Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) brings his distinct point of view to truTV with Talk Show the Game Show which premieres Wednesday, April 5, at 10pm ET/PT. Based on Branum's popular live comedy show, the 16-episode, half-hour series is a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits celebrities against each other for the title of "Best Guest of the Night." Each week, celebrity guests become contestants as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges and are judged and awarded points for their performances. Those who will brave the scrutiny of the comedic panel of judges roasting them along the way - including Emmy(R)-winning writer Karen Kilgariff - are Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, John Sally and Wanda Sykes. The series begins production in Los Angeles in January and is produced by Push It Productions, with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers.
BROCKMIRE (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, January 2017) IFC's Brockmire is ready to take the field! The network's newest original comedy, starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet, premieres Wednesday April 5 at 10PM. The first season will be comprised of eight episodes airing weekly. The series follows Jim Brockmire (Azaria), a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered an embarrassing public meltdown live on the air a decade ago after discovering his wife's infidelity. Now, looking to reclaim his career, reputation, and love life, Brockmire takes a job in a small American rust belt town, calling minor league baseball games for the Morristown Frackers. Peet co-stars as Jules, the strong-willed and hard-drinking proud owner of the Frackers. Brockmire originally appeared as a viral short video on the award-winning comedy website Funny Or Die. The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper, directed by Tim Kirkby, and executive produced by Azaria, Church-Cooper, Kirkby and Funny Or Die's Mike Farah and Joe Farrell. Tyrel Jackson Williams also stars alongside Azaria and Peet.
TOY BOX, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) ABC's "The Toy Box" announced the mentors and judges who will select the winning toy to be made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us after the series finale. In each episode, inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan's Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee ("The Ellen Degeneres Show"), Aalyrah Caldwell ("Uncle Buck"), Toby Grey ("The Unexpected John Cena Prank") and Noah Ritter ("The Ellen Degeneres Show") decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. The eight-episode series hosted by Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") premieres on FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
SON, THE (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 4/8/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, January 2017) Based on Philipp Meyer's New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, "The Son" will air on AMC and SundanceTV beginning Saturday, April 8th with a two-hour premiere at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Both networks will air all episodes from season one. The ten-episode, one-hour drama is a sweeping family saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Eli's eldest son Pete (Henry Garrett), has grown up in his father's shadow and struggles to make him proud while forging his own identity. Pete's strong-willed daughter, Jeannie (Sydney Lucas) idolizes her grandfather and despite being raised in a male-dominated world, rejects her fate of existing solely to marry and bear children. Eli's ruthlessness pits him against his wealthy Spanish neighbor, Pedro Garcia (Carlos Bardem) and his quest for power triggers consequences that span generations. Shared through a series of flashbacks, "The Son" pulls viewers into the world of young Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) and his father figure, Comanche war chief, Toshaway (Zahn McClarnon) and deftly explores the McCullough's rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
KENNEDYS: AFTER CAMELOT, THE (REELZ)
· [original mini-series finale] · 4/9/17 at 9:00 PM
(from ReelzChannel's press release, January 2017) REELZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original miniseries, The Kennedys-After Camelot, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, with the two-hour world premiere on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The two-hour conclusion will air the following Sunday, April 9 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. "The extraordinary response and recognition we received when we aired the controversial miniseries The Kennedys is what really put REELZ on the map. The Kennedys-After Camelot has been years in the making, is based on Randy Taraborelli's incredibly well researched best-selling book and will continue the story that earned record ratings and 10 Emmy(R) Award nominations," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. "As a network known for great story telling, we have strong additions to our original programming lineup that are driven by powerful, provocative, in-depth and well known storytellers and TV personalities." The Kennedys-After Camelot also stars Alexander Siddig as Aristotle Onassis, Brett Donahue as John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristen Hager as Joan Kennedy with Diana Hardcastle and Kristin Booth reprising their roles as Rose and Ethel Kennedy from the Emmy Award(R)-winning miniseries The Kennedys. The Kennedys-After Camelot is based on the New York Times best seller, "After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by best-selling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Jon Cassar (The Kennedys) and Katie Holmes are directing from scripts by Stephen Kronish (The Kennedys) and Sandra Chwialkowska (Lost Girl). The Kennedys-After Camelot project was brought to producer Muse Entertainment by Keri Selig of Intuition Productions (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) who serves as an executive producer. Michael Prupas, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Evan Tussman, Irene Litinsky and Jonas Prupas serve as executive producers along with Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels of Asylum Entertainment and Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO.
GUERRILLA (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/16/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, January 2017) SHOWTIME has announced the airdates for its two highly-anticipated new series GUERRILLA and I'M DYING UP HERE. The new six-part limited event series GUERRILLA will premiere on Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The drama will premiere in the U.S. on SHOWTIME and in the U.K. on Sky in the same week. The new one-hour drama series I'M DYING UP HERE will premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, kicking off the network's summer line-up which will include new seasons of RAY DONOVAN, DICE and EPISODES. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. From Academy Award(R) winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, American Crime) comes the six-part limited event series GUERRILLA, a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. While the series is set against a background of social and political activism, at its heart GUERRILLA is about a relationship under pressure, and the reality that for any couple there comes a point when the choices they make have real and lasting consequences. GUERRILLA stars Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (Getting On). Golden Globe(R) winner Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation) co-stars and serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures. Additional cast includes Laurence Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (PENNY DREADFUL), Nathaniel Martello-White (Deadmeat), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Denise Gough (People, Places & Things), Brandon Scott (Grey's Anatomy), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude).
FAMOUS IN LOVE (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 4/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, November 2016) "Pretty Little Liars" will premiere its final season on TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, followed by the premiere of the new original series "Famous in Love" at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle published by Little, Brown and Company, "Famous In Love" follows ordinary college student Paige (Bella Thorne) as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town as well as balancing her college workload. As her public profile continues to rise and the undeniable chemistry with her new co-star and Hollywood heartthrob Rainer Devon grows, the more her friendships are strained with her two best friends - particularly Jake who may be more than just her friend.
COOPER'S TREASURE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 4/18/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, January 2017) In the 1960s, the "Original 7" astronauts were both rock stars and daredevils. With movie star looks and a penchant for sports cars, Gordon Cooper was the youngest and the flashiest of the bunch. As a space pioneer, he first took orbit in Mercury-Atlas 9, setting a record that still holds today for the longest solo space flight in US history. During one of his key missions, while Cooper claimed to be scouring the globe for nuclear sites, he actually discovered something else: shipwrecks. Working for decades in secret, using the information he collected while orbiting the Earth, Cooper created a document that he thought could lead to unimaginable wealth - a treasure map from space. Uncover the truth - and the treasure - when COOPER'S TREASURE premieres on Discovery Tuesday, April 18th at 10pm ET/PT. Before passing away, Cooper shared his secret with long-time friend Darrell Miklos with the hope that his exploration would continue and the treasure would ultimately be found. Miklos is now setting out on a personal quest to fulfill the legacy of his lost mentor, once and for all realizing Cooper's long-held dream and proving to the world that the mysterious documents hold the key for a new generation of explorers.
MARY KILLS PEOPLE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/23/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2017) The Lifetime original scripted series, Mary Kills People will premiere on April 23 at 10pm ET/PT.The provocative series stars Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal) as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity.The series also stars Jay Ryan (Top of the Lake), Richard Short (Vinyl), Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), Greg Bryk (Bitten), and Charlotte Sullivan (Rookie Blue).Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures in association with Corus Entertainment. The series is executive produced and written by showrunner Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby. Co-Executive Producer Holly Dale (The Americans) directs the season in its entirety. Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes) created the series and is Co-Executive Producer and writer. Additional writers include Marsha Greene, Sherry White and Mike Goldbach.
GREAT NEWS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) Getting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That's a whole different story, and it's the headline for Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), a smart, ambitious news producer at national cable news show "The Breakdown." After 30 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Carol (Andrea Martin) decides that it's never too late to follow your dreams and lands an internship at her daughter's news show. This is Katie's worst nightmare, until she comes to realize that with her biggest cheerleader at her side, she and her mom both might just make it after all. Sitting in the co-anchor chair at "The Breakdown" is Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins), the blowhard, difficult-to-please news desk veteran. Chuck intimidates everyone on staff except for Carol, who uses her polished mom skills to deal with him. Alongside him is Portia (Nicole Richie), the young, very hip co-host who brings a different perspective to old-fashioned journalism. Leading the news team is Greg (Adam Campbell), the dashing young executive producer. Katie's closest friend at the office is Justin (Horatio Sanz), the laid back video editor who has seen it all and is always more than happy to dole out his zen-like advice. Rounding out the newsroom is Beth (Tracey Wigfield), the creepy resident meteorologist who is far from your stereotypical weather girl.
HANDMAIDS TALE, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, December 2016) The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander's household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids - where anyone could be a spy for Gilead - all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
VICTORIAN SLUM, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, December 2016) THE VICTORIAN SLUM (w.t.) - As in classic series like COLONIAL HOUSE and FRONTIER HOUSE, a group of modern-day people will move into a re-created Victorian slum in London's East End to experience life as their ancestors did 150 years ago. As participants work to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table, they will live through five decades of turbulent history and social change. Tuesdays, May 2-30, 8-9 p.m. ET
TWIN PEAKS (SHOWTIME)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 5/21/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, January 2017) SHOWTIME has announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated, new TWIN PEAKS. The 18-hour limited event series will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Immediately following the premiere, SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to the third and fourth hours, exclusively across the SHOWTIME streaming service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R). In its second week, TWIN PEAKS will air the third and fourth hours back-to-back on the linear network, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by one-hour episodes in subsequent weeks. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME limited event series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.
DIRTY DANCING (ABC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/24/17 at 8:00 PM
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) "Dirty Dancing," the global pop-cultural phenomenon, becomes a three-hour filmed musical event this season on the ABC Television Network. The adaptation of the beloved 1987 romantic drama and instant movie classic "Dirty Dancing," which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017, will be produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, executive produced by Allison Shearmur ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "The Hunger Games" franchise; "Cinderella") and Grammy Award-nominee Adam Anders ("Glee," "Rock of Ages"), who also serves as executive music producer. The teleplay is by Jessica Sharzer. Wayne Blair ("The Sapphires," "Septembers of Shiraz") is the director, and two-time Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler ("Hamilton," "Bring It On," "In the Heights") is the choreographer. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Not only are the memorable songs from the original movie included, but there are additional songs from the era that will be featured, showcasing double the number of musical performances by the stellar cast. "Dirty Dancing" stars Abigail Breslin ("Scream Queens") as Baby, Debra Messing ("Will & Grace") as Marjorie Houseman, Bruce Greenwood ("American Crime Story: The People vs, OJ Simpson") as Dr. Jake Houseman, Nicole Scherzinger ("Dancing with the Stars") as Penny, Colt Prattes ("Rock of Ages," Pink's music video "Try") as Johnny, Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") as Lisa Houseman, Tony Roberts ("Annie Hall") as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn ("Mad Men,") as Neil, Shane Harper ("The Passion") as Robbie Gould, J. Quinton Johnson ("Everyone Wants Some") as Marco, Beau "Casper" Smart ("Step Up 3D") as Billy, Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") as Vivian Pressman and Billy Dee Williams ("Star Wars") as Tito.
I'M DYING UP HERE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, January 2017) SHOWTIME has announced the airdates for its two highly-anticipated new series GUERRILLA and I'M DYING UP HERE. The new six-part limited event series GUERRILLA will premiere on Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The drama will premiere in the U.S. on SHOWTIME and in the U.K. on Sky in the same week. The new one-hour drama series I'M DYING UP HERE will premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, kicking off the network's summer line-up which will include new seasons of RAY DONOVAN, DICE and EPISODES. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. The new one-hour SHOWTIME drama series I'M DYING UP HERE explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. The series delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience "dying" for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson. I'M DYING UP HERE stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (Wayward Pines, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show), and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) as part of a large ensemble cast. This fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians is mentored by "Goldie" (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. For Goldie and her crew, there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh. Recurring guest stars include Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings), Brianne Howey (Horrible Bosses 2), Jon Daly (Kroll Show), and Ginger Gonzaga (Togetherness). Guest stars include Emmy nominee Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), Oscar(R) nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Oscar nominee Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), with Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Martian) and Emmy Award nominee Alfred Molina (Chocolat).
I'M SORRY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, January 2017) Created by and starring Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes, Sleeping with Other People), truTV's scripted half-hour comedy series I'm Sorry premieres Wednesday, June 21, at 10pm ET/PT and 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 this 10-episode 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 will begin production in Los Angeles in February with several episodes directed by Amy York Rubin. I'm Sorry is produced by Kablamo! and Gloria Sanchez Productions, with Savage, Jessica Elbaum, Jason Zaro, Billy Rosenberg, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer all serving as executive producers.