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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
FACING (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, August 2016) National Geographic Channel is set to premiere Facing, a docu-series that takes an immersive look at the real stories behind some of modern history's most larger-than-life characters, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at 9/8c. From the producers of the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary "Facing Ali," each hourlong episode will tackle the myths, legends and truths behind powerful headline-makers, including Pablo Escobar, Saddam Hussein, Suge Knight, Vladimir Putin and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Through first-person interviews with those who "faced" them - their adversaries, allies, peers and those in their inner circle - along with select journalists and those affected by their actions, good and bad, Facing offers a sometimes startling perspective on these modern icons. Get to know the real stories behind the headlines with an intimate look at their early life, rise to notoriety and existence in the public eye.
JIM & CHRISSY: VOW OR NEVER (WE)
· [series premiere] · 9/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, August 2016) Rapper Jim Jones and his longtime fiancée Chrissy Lampkin are back on reality television in the new series "Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never" premiering Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv. The show follows the ride or die couple as they spend time in one of their favorite cities, Miami, finally deciding that it's time to make it official and get hitched. However, when Jim suggests having the nuptials live on national TV for the world to see, Chrissy begins to have serious doubts, especially given that their infamous engagement has been on and off for the last five years. Jim and Chrissy have been together for more than a decade, have each other's backs and consider themselves best friends but that might not be enough to keep this couple from being pushed over the edge by meddling friends, a longstanding family feud and the pressures that come with planning a wedding. The road to the altar is going to be a very bumpy ride which begins with Jim missing the couple's first appointment with their wedding planner to party. And then there's Jim's mother, Nancy "Mama Jones," who's always had a difficult relationship with Chrissy, and decides to fly to Miami unannounced because she's heard rumors of an impending union... and she's not having it. Catch "Jim & Chrissy: Vow or Never" Thursdays at 10:00 p. m. ET/PT on WE tv to see how this journey ends.
EAT THE WORLD WITH EMERIL LAGASSE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2016) Amazon today announced Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, an Amazon Original Series, will premiere on Prime Video on September 2 in the U.S. The series follows the ever-popular Emeril Lagasse (Emeril Live, Top Chef) and some of the world's most celebrated chefs - Mario Batali (The Chew), José Andrés (Made in Spain), Nancy Silverton (Hell's Kitchen), Marcus Samuelsson (Chopped), Aarón Sánchez (Chopped) and Danny Bowien - as they each join Emeril to embark on a global culinary journey to their favorite destinations. The six-episode season will premiere exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at Amazon.com/originals. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. "Eat the World is more than just a travel or cooking show, it's a heartwarming look at Emeril and his relationship with his friends, as he learns about new foods and cultures," said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Studios. "Prime members will get an inside look at incredible destinations and unbelievable cuisine with one of the world's most respected chefs." Each 30-minute episode of Eat the World takes viewers on a new adventure to a different country with Lagasse and one of his master chef friends. Throughout these exciting trips, Prime members will get to share these once-in-a-lifetime experiences along with their two intrepid guides.
STINKY & DIRTY SHOW, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, The Stinky & Dirty Show, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, September 2 on Prime Video in the US and UK, and in Germany, Austria and Japan later this year. Based on the "I Stink!" book series by Kate and Jim McMullan, The Stinky & Dirty Show follows the adventures and mishaps faced by best friends and unlikely heroes, Stinky the garbage truck and Dirty, the backhoe loader. The series is written and developed by Guy Toubes (The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Littlest Pet Shop, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi) and animated by Brown Bag Films, Ltd (Peter Rabbit, Octonauts, Doc McStuffins). The Stinky & Dirty Show features original music from acclaimed folk singer and songwriter Dan Bern and celebrity voice talent, including Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Jane Lynch (Glee), Andy Richter (Arrested Development), Joan Cusack (Shameless) and Wallace Shawn (Toy Story). The newest original preschool series to foster lifelong creative learning, the series' curriculum was developed by Dr. Alice Wilder and Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times best-seller The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, on which the curriculum is based.
KAZOOPS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Kazoops (September 2): Monty and his pet pig Jimmy Jones are on a quest to challenge adult preconceptions about life through the power of his imagination.
KULIPARI: AN ARMY OF FROGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) Kulipari: Army of Frogs (September 2): Based on NFL player Trevor Pryce's trilogy series of books, the series follows Darel, a young frog who dreams of joining the Kulipari. With the help of a motley crew of friends, Darel has the chance to become the warrior of his dreams.
ABANDONED (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 9/2/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, August 2016) Legendary skateboarder Rick McCrank goes on a journey exploring abandoned places across the country with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out. ABANDONED pays tribute to these modern day ruins, seemingly lost and forgotten, but not by everyone. On his journey, McCrank explores empty malls, schools, NASCAR tracks as well as emptied towns, an amusement park, the desolate Salton Sea, as well as the legendary Route 66 and the often maligned Detroit as it fights its way back from oblivion.
BACKSTABBED (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/3/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2016) When a struggling housewife poses as a potential buyer to help her boss close real estate transactions, she discovers her boss will do anything to close a deal -- even murder. Stars Josie Davis, Brittany Underwood, Micah Alberti, Kevin Spirtas, Brad Lee Wind, and Amanda Musso. (2016)
RINGSIDE (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 9/4/16 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, July 2016) Building on the success of the network's original film strategy led by hits Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story and its 2015 American Black Film Festival screenplay competition winner Bad Dad Rehab,TV One steps into the sports arena with its latest original film, Ringside. Written, produced and directed by nationally syndicated radio host Russ Parr (Hear No Evil, The Undershepherd, 35 and Ticking), Ringside stars Tyler Lepley (The Haves and the Have Nots, Baggage Claim) as undefeated boxer Jaxon Holley and explores the personal battles he faces outside of the ring while preparing for the biggest fight of his career. Ringside premieres on TV One on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. ET with an immediate encore at 9 p.m. ET and an additional airing on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Jaxon is a fast-rising star in the tough world of professional boxing whose "street cred" and perceived worthiness to challenge his upcoming opponent - the current champion - are under fire due to his middle class upbringing and advanced education. As he trains for the title fight, the trash-talking, steroid-taking champ Spencer "Timber" Collier played by Allen Maldonado (Straight Outta Compton, Black-ish) does everything he can to take Jaxon off his game. The stakes are high and family drama, thirsty groupies, and a manager with a serious gambling problem are all vying for Jaxon's attention, making it difficult for him to stay focused on the task at hand - winning the belt. In the midst of being pushed to the limit both physically and mentally, Jaxon meets a beautiful photographer Endira (Raney Branch; The Originals, Grey's Anatomy) who captures his heart while hiding a devastating secret.
STALKED BY MY DOCTOR: THE RETURN (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/5/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2016) After Dr. Albert Beck miraculously saves a teenage girl from drowning during spring break, he shows up at her school back home to check on her... and pursue his obsession. Stars Eric Roberts, Claire Blackwelder, and Hilary Greer. (2016)
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS (DISCOVERY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 9/5/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Discovery's press release, August 2016) A Harley-Davidson is more than a motorcycle. It is a symbol of Americana, built from the ground up by founders Walter and Arthur Davidson and their friend Bill Harley. But the road to success was not exactly smooth - filled with innumerable obstacles, ruthless competitors and extraordinary risks. Together these three young men, the sons of blue-collar immigrants, gave everything they had to ensure the survival of the company they founded. But just how far would they go to reach the ultimate American dream? Discovery's highly-anticipated miniseries HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS will premiere Monday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. Consisting of three two-hour installments, parts two and three will air on Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 9 PM ET/PT. Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions. For Walter Davidson, the venture was a chance to escape from the confines of society - to ignore the rules and build a bike that could go anywhere and ride hard. For Arthur Davidson, it was an opportunity to finally make good on his name. And for Bill Harley, the bike gave him hope to break free from his overbearing parents and apply his talent as an engineer. Built in a shed out of Milwaukee, these motorcycles were able to survive nearly every condition imaginable. And Walter certainly put the bikes to the test. His ferocious ambition propelled him to become a top motorcycle racer while competing in the deadly competitions sweeping the nation. Walter's daredevil exploits put Harley-Davidson on the map - and while risky - pushed the company to eventually overtake their archrival competitor, Indian, which had a stronghold on the market. But the founders also faced an underlying moral question - just how much would they risk to become successful? Racing could often have deadly consequences, especially with the rise of the hazardous motordrome competitions sweeping the country. Fuelled by ingenuity, innovation and design, the founders of Harley-Davidson faced off against their much bigger rivals. If things couldn't get any more difficult, the Great Depression hit and the motorcycle industry was decimated. But Harley-Davidson continued to defy the odds with their forward-thinking business ideas.
MARY + JANE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 9/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, July 2016) From writing/directing team and executive producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont ("Can't Hardly Wait"), Entertainment 360 ("Game of Thrones") and MERRY JANE (a premier cannabis media platform) comes MTV's single camera, half-hour comedy about Jordan (Scout Durwood) and Paige (Jessica Rothe), two twenty-something best friends who run an all-female weed delivery service in Los Angeles. Filled with funny, raw and bizarre adventures, the show explores the uncharted territory as Los Angeles comes out of the Green Closet and gets into high and higher times.
LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 9/5/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, July 2016) Nicole Byer is living the Hollywood dream. Well, Hollywood adjacent - the deep valley to be precise - and it's not so much a dream but a struggle. In "Loosely Exactly Nicole," viewers will watch as Nicole, exuding her special brand of confidence and irreverence, demonstrates the hilarious missteps of what it means to be out on your own for the first time. With the help of her two besties, Veronica and Devin, Nicole will have to navigate the "real world" as she endures humiliating auditions, unpaid electric bills and the romantic battlefield that is Tinder, all while slowly, but surely, finding her voice as a comedian.
STARTUP (CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Crackle's press release, July 2016) Crackle, Sony's streaming network, today announced the premiere date for "StartUp," the highly-anticipated scripted drama starring Martin Freeman ("Fargo," "Sherlock"), Adam Brody ("CHiPS," "The League"), Edi Gathegi ("The Blacklist," The Blacklist: Redemption) and Otmara Marrero ("Graceland"). Launching Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the 10-episode, one-hour series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunist streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. But this is not your average startup incubator story. "StartUp" is about the emergence of GenCoin, a brilliant, yet controversial tech idea centered around digital currency-an idea that gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don't necessarily fit the mold of "tech entrepreneurs" and a crooked FBI agent who will go to any length necessary to take them down. Martin Freeman ("Fargo," "Sherlock") plays FBI agent Phil Rask, specializing in financial crimes. Rask crosses paths with Nick Talman, played by Adam Brody ("CHiPS," "The League"), a sharp and intelligent financier at a boutique firm in Miami, but it's not Talman that Rask is after--it's his father. Nick has a problematic relationship with his wealthy, irresponsible father, who disappears and forces Nick to stash his ill-gotten gain - instead of going to the FBI, he decides to hide the money by investing in a tech startup pitched by the unorthodox Izzy Morales, a tech whiz out to change the world, played by Otmara Marrero ("Graceland"). Edi Gathegi ("The Blacklist," TWILIGHT) also stars in the series as Ronald Dacey - second-in-command of the local Haitian gang. When Ronald discovers that the money he left with Nick's father has vanished, Ronald moves on to the next best thing - his son. An unexpected partnership forms between Ronald, Nick and Izzy which culminates in a dangerous alliance that make them a target for Rask (Freeman), who plans to take a journey to the very pit of darkness to take down the unsuspecting trio.
GAME OF HOMES (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, August 2016) In the eight-episode series GAME OF HOMES, premiering Tuesday, September 6 at 9p/8c, host Cameron Mathison (Entertainment Tonight, All My Children) guides four teams of amateur home renovators as they attempt to save dilapidated houses that are marked to be torn down and revive them room by room into their dream homes. Prior to the competition, the houses were picked up off their foundation and ceremoniously transferred to massive barges located in the GAME OF HOMES arena. Here, the teams will completely renovate the run down structures while living inside their slowly improving homes where they must cope with small budgets, tight deadlines and even tighter living spaces! In each episode, two expert judges (Cheryl Torrenueva and Jeremy MacPherson) along with celebrity guest judges vote for their favorite room renovations based on design and workmanship. At the end of the series, the winners will be awarded with the house they have painstakingly renovated. Energetic, suspenseful and inspirational, GAME OF HOMES pits each team's skills, ingenuity and teamwork against each other in the name of crafty design.
RENOVATION KING, THE (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, August 2016) Every home is a castle, whether it's taken a few knocks, desperately in need of expansion or crying out for a little TLC. THE RENOVATION KING Barry Du Bois is the man with a plan to turn the humblest place into a palace. Barry takes on bedrooms, bathrooms, balconies, playrooms, kitchens - even a school staff room by working within client's budgets and personality to create a symphony of function and form, brimming with aesthetic beauty and plain old practicality.
QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)
· [series premiere - special night] · 9/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, August 2016) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed its new original drama series "Queen Sugar" from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey ahead of its series premiere with a 16-episode second season order. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, the series will debut commercial-free on Tuesday, September 6. The series will debut as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The series, which chronicles the lives and loves of three estranged siblings, will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. "When we saw the first cut from Ava we knew right away that we wanted a second season," said Erik Logan, president, OWN. "We think viewers are going to connect with the deeply layered characters and powerful story and are excited to be able to share with them Ava's director's cut on premiere night without interruption. We are proud to be a network that supports a filmmaker's creative vision."
ATLANTA (FX)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 9/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, July 2016) Atlanta, the new comedy created by and starring Donald Glover, will have its series premiere on FX on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 PM ET/PT. In Atlanta, two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. "Earn Marks" (Donald Glover) is a young manager trying to get his cousin's career off the ground. "Alfred Marks" (Brian Tyree Henry) is a new hot rapper trying to understand the line between real life and street life. "Darius" (Lakeith Lee Stanfield) is Alfred's right-hand man and visionary. "Vanessa" (Zazie Beetz) is Earn's best friend and the mother of Earn's daughter. Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment. Atlanta is produced by FX Productions.
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS (DISCOVERY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 9/7/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Discovery's press release, August 2016) A Harley-Davidson is more than a motorcycle. It is a symbol of Americana, built from the ground up by founders Walter and Arthur Davidson and their friend Bill Harley. But the road to success was not exactly smooth - filled with innumerable obstacles, ruthless competitors and extraordinary risks. Together these three young men, the sons of blue-collar immigrants, gave everything they had to ensure the survival of the company they founded. But just how far would they go to reach the ultimate American dream? Discovery's highly-anticipated miniseries HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS will premiere Monday, September 5 at 9 PM ET/PT. Consisting of three two-hour installments, parts two and three will air on Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 9 PM ET/PT. Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions. For Walter Davidson, the venture was a chance to escape from the confines of society - to ignore the rules and build a bike that could go anywhere and ride hard. For Arthur Davidson, it was an opportunity to finally make good on his name. And for Bill Harley, the bike gave him hope to break free from his overbearing parents and apply his talent as an engineer. Built in a shed out of Milwaukee, these motorcycles were able to survive nearly every condition imaginable. And Walter certainly put the bikes to the test. His ferocious ambition propelled him to become a top motorcycle racer while competing in the deadly competitions sweeping the nation. Walter's daredevil exploits put Harley-Davidson on the map - and while risky - pushed the company to eventually overtake their archrival competitor, Indian, which had a stronghold on the market. But the founders also faced an underlying moral question - just how much would they risk to become successful? Racing could often have deadly consequences, especially with the rise of the hazardous motordrome competitions sweeping the country. Fuelled by ingenuity, innovation and design, the founders of Harley-Davidson faced off against their much bigger rivals. If things couldn't get any more difficult, the Great Depression hit and the motorcycle industry was decimated. But Harley-Davidson continued to defy the odds with their forward-thinking business ideas.
INCREDIBLE FOOD RACE, THE (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 9/7/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, August 2016) Premiering Wednesday, September 7 at 9p/8c, Discovery Family Channel takes the idea of a "game show" to a new level with a competition that awards the winner with free groceries for an entire year in the six-part series THE INCREDIBLE FOOD RACE. In each episode, two different families battle it out in a super-charged race full of fun food challenges and a main event: a family vs. family cook-off in the ultimate outdoor stadium. One ticking clock, two eager families and a kid-approved meal prepared in front of a live and hungry audience all culminate in the ultimate prize for the entire family!
FINDING PRINCE CHARMING (LOGO)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Logo's press release, July 2016) Logo today announced the greenlight of a brand new reality dating competition series, "Finding Prince Charming." This first of its kind dating show, featuring a cast of all gay men, is currently in production and will debut on the network this fall. Hosted by Lance Bass, "Finding Prince Charming" will include 13 charming and gorgeous suitors, all housed together, who compete to win the heart of one of the nation's most eligible gay heartthrob. The sexy suitors grapple to stand out from the crowd all hoping for a moment of intimate connection, romance and, perhaps, true love. One by one, the suitors are eliminated until the heartthrob chooses one ideal man to sweep him off of his feet and commit to an exclusive relationship.
HAYLIE'S AMERICA (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, August 2016) For the past year Haylie Duff has juggled being a new mom with an acting career and keeping up her successful food blog, The Real Girl's Kitchen. Now, her busy schedule is bringing her across the country to Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Santa Barbara but Haylie does not believe in a trip that is all work and no play. In each new city, she makes time for food-filled adventures and reconnecting with friends and family. Come along on the eight half-hour episodes of Haylie's America, beginning on Thursday, September 8th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT on Cooking Channel, as Haylie explores trendy new hot spots, old-school mainstays, and everything tasty in between. The fun and adventure are non-stop, with each place she visits more delicious than the last!
BETTER THINGS (FX)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, July 2016) Better Things, the new comedy co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. and starring Adlon, gets its series premiere on FX on Thursday, September 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She's mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate, who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother, as well. Sometimes, heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam's just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' lives, have fun with a friend or two and also - just maybe - squeeze in some private time once in a while. Adlon serves as Executive Producer alongside Louis C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. Better Things is produced by C.K.'s production company Pig Newton for FX Productions.
ONE MISSISSIPPI (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) One Mississippi is a traumedy inspired by comedian Tig Notaro's life. We find Tig as she leaves Los Angeles and returns to her hometown in Mississippi upon her mother's untimely death. What starts as Tig reconciling her mother's affairs, becomes a poignant, hilarious and surprising exploration of family, childhood and life after grief.
JAGGER EATON'S MEGA LIFE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/16 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, March 2016) Jagger Eaton's Mega Life (working title), picked up for 20 episodes, is an action-packed docu-series that follows 15-year-old skateboarder Jagger Eaton as he skates the world and hangs out with his inspiring idols. Jagger Eaton's Mega Life, executive produced by Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions (Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness), will begin production this spring.
QUARRY (CINEMAX)
· [75-minute series premiere] · 9/9/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, July 2016) When U.S. Marine Mac Conway returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972, he finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public he fought for. While struggling with the nightmarish experiences he witnessed and took part in, Conway is unwillingly drawn into a network of killing that spans the length of the Mississippi River. Based on the bestselling books of Max Allan Collins ("The Road to Perdition"), the CINEMAX drama series QUARRY begins its eight-episode season FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 (10:00-11:15 p.m. ET/PT). The series is created and written by Michael D. Fuller & Graham Gordy ("Rectified"), who executive produce along with Steve Golin (HBO's Emmy(R)-nominated "True Detective"; the Emmy(R)-nominated "Mr. Robot"; the Oscar(R)-winning "Spotlight"; the Oscar(R)-nominated "The Revenant"). Emmy(R) winner Greg Yaitanes (CINEMAX's Emmy(R)-winning "Banshee"; "House") serves as executive producer and showrunner, and also directs all eight episodes. Logan Marshall-Green ("Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Prometheus") stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam. Struggling to make ends meet, he is lured into an underground killing network. Jodi Balfour ("Final Destination 5") stars as Joni, the love of Mac's life and a reporter at the local newspaper. Though devoted to him, Joni has outgrown her old life in his absence. Peter Mullan (HBO's "Olive Kitteridge") stars as The Broker, a cunning, secretive crime boss who has a network of powerful criminals at his command and has taken a special interest in Conway.
GIRL IN THE BOX (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/10/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2016) Lifetime premieres the dark, psychological drama Girl in the Box, based on the true story of Colleen Stan, a young woman kidnapped and held as a sex slave for over half a decade, on Saturday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT. Girl in the Box stars Addison Timlin (The Awkward Moment), Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wall Flower) and Zelda Williams (Dead of Summer). In 1977, 22-year-old Colleen Stan (Timlin) doesn't think twice when she hitchhikes and is picked up by a young couple, Cameron (Holtz) and Janice Hooker (Williams). But the life she knows is completely ripped away when the couple abducts her and takes her to their home where Cameron tortures and sexually abuses her. For the next seven years, Colleen is imprisoned for up to 23 hours a day, in a coffin-sized box hidden beneath the couple's bed. When not incarcerated, Colleen is part of a strange new life as a live-in slave, babysitter, and victim of Cameron's bizarre and extreme sexual fantasies.
RICH AND ACQUITTED (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 9/10/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, August 2016) Some defendants can afford the best defense attorneys in the country. Evidence is twisted to create gaps of doubt. And in the end the defendants are acquitted even when they may appear guilty. Each hour-long episode of the documentary series Rich and Acquitted tells the story of celebrities who use their money to hire the very best legal teams in order to escape sticky legal situations that would destroy any normal defendant. The series will reveal astonishing details about the alleged crimes and see how powerful attorneys begin to try their cases in the press, swaying potential jurors long before the trial even starts. Episodes include cases involving Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Oscar Pistorius and Robert Blake. Rich and Acquitted is produced by Ashley Oaks Media.
HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE UNCOVERED (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 9/10/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, August 2016) Hollywood Homicide Uncovered is a documentary series that relives the intense stories of horrific homicides where a celebrity is at the center of the crime. Each hour-long episode uncovers key information and clues showing viewers the case through dramatic recreations and adding details and insight from crime experts and individuals with a direct and personal relationship to the crime. Episode subjects include Robert Blake, Phil Spector, OJ Simpson, Dorothy Stratten, Tupac Shakur and Phil Hartman. Hollywood Homicide Uncovered is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment.
ANIMAL ER (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 9/10/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, August 2016) Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) in Houston, Texas, is one of the most respected - and busiest - animal hospitals in the world, with more than 200 staff treating over 50,000 patients a year. Nat Geo WILD's new series Animal ER goes behind the scenes at the hospital to follow cases on the cutting edge of veterinary care. Animal ER premieres Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10/9c.
ROB & CHYNA (E!)
· [series premiere] · 9/11/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2016) E! goes behind closed doors to witness what happens when new couple Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna embark on building a life together as a newly engaged couple with a baby on the way. The six episode, one-hour docuseries goes inside their private world as they discover one another's quirks, celebrate new beginnings, suffer some setbacks and begin to blend their outspoken families. "Rob & Chyna" premieres Sunday, September 11 at 9pm ET/PT on E! Less than a year into their relationship, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have fallen hard for each other, become engaged and announced they're expecting a baby. Now, as the couple continue to open up to each other, they're also sharing all of their relationship with viewers. Throughout the series, Rob continues on his journey back to good health and finds it hard to stay focused while Chyna indulges in pregnancy cravings. Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian become shoulders to lean on for Rob, encouraging him and offering words of wisdom to the father-to-be. Kourtney Kardashian hangs with the couple at Khloe's birthday party and Chyna makes the trip to San Diego to celebrate Kardashian/Jenner grandma MJ's birthday.
90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 9/11/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, August 2016) TLC's hit docu-series, 90 DAY FIANCÉ returns with more incredible twists and dramatic turns than ever before. The new crop of American born suitors and their foreign lovers have 90 days to meet the family, book a venue and say their vows to live happily ever after with their foreign born lovers... or not. Using a special K-1 "fiancé" visa, the couples are required to get married within 90 days - or else be forced to return to their home countries. The new season starts Sunday, September 11 at 9/8c, followed by the new spinoff series 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? at 10/9c. There will also be a special premiere of 90 DAY FIANCÉ on Monday, August 22 at 8/7c, before the series debut of the network's first scripted series, Tyler Perry's TOO CLOSE TO HOME. All-new episodes feature five engaged couples with outrageous love stories, including a Moroccan man engaged to an American woman that he's never met face-to-face, a man with three failed marriages and a man who had previously catfished his American lover. Following the season premiere of 90 DAY FIANCÉ, the new spinoff series 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? revisits the most memorable couples from previous seasons. The frenzied countdown to the altar may be behind them, but the real drama has just begun to unfold. Returning couples will include Danielle and Mohamed, who faced critics at home and on social media; Melanie and Devar, who encountered doubts within her family and throughout her community; Loren and Alexei, whose young love is fiery but continues to encounter challenges; Kyle and Noon, who are looking to see if their journey will take them away from his beloved New Orleans; Russ and Paola, who fear their lives are going in different directions, and Brett and Daya, as she discovers that his family issues run deeper than she'd thought, all while they struggle with getting pregnant.
JONBENET AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY (ID)
· [series premiere] · 9/12/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, August 2016) It was the crime that gripped the nation - a bright, beaming, 6-year old beauty queen is mysteriously murdered in her very own home the day after Christmas in 1996. Investigators navigated false leads, a heavily compromised crime scene and a maze of finger-pointing. But now, 20 years later, Investigation Discovery (ID) in an unprecedented partnership with Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and American Media, Inc. (AMI) - parent company to RadarOnline and The National ENQUIRER, who have closely followed every lead and every step of the case - sheds new light on the still-unsolved case of who killed JonBenét Ramsey. In a three-night television event beginning Monday, September 12 at 10/9c, ID rips this cold case open with JONBENÉT: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY (wt), chronologically reexamining the evidence to challenge long-held beliefs at the center of this enduring mystery. The series will also premiere within Discovery Networks International's portfolio of factual and lifestyle channels in more than 220 countries and territories this fall.
SACRED STEEL (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 9/12/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, August 2016) Discovery is gearing up for motorcycle mania with the debut of its newest series SACRED STEEL (Working Title), premiering Monday, September 12 at 10PM ET/PT as part of the network's iconic Motor Mondays line-up. The series, produced by Half Yard Productions, will take viewers inside one of the most exclusive and unusual bike clubs in the world that produces one-of-a-kind pieces of art. SACRED STEEL (W/T) debuts a week after Discovery Channel's highly anticipated 3 part mini-series HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS which tells the story of the iconic Harley Davidson. Rather than the stereotypical rough and tough biker crew one might expect, SACRED STEEL (W/T) follows a diverse group of elite individuals who come from a multitude of careers. From an Automotive Engineer to a Metal Fabricator to a high-end Beverly Hills Retail Associate, artisans from all spectrums of life are united in their passion for bike building and riding. The club has granted them a motorcycle oasis to live out their alter egos.
16 FOR '16 (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/13/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2016) THE CONTENDERS - 16 FOR '16 - This eight-part series reveals the humanity, the twists of fate, and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history. THE CONTENDERS will revisit the past 50 years of presidential election history and show how previous campaigns are still influencing politics in unexpected ways. Tuesdays, September 13-November 1, 8-9 p.m. ET
TAKING FIRE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 9/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, August 2016) With its new series TAKING FIRE (wt), Discovery will bring viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in Northeast Afghanistan. Told by the men who fought on the frontlines themselves and illustrated with real combat footage shot on helmet cameras and handy cams, this material never-before-seen on television takes viewers along for a visceral experience not witnessed in news reports or traditional documentary portrayals of war. Discovery's five-part series TAKING FIRE (wt) will premiere Monday, September 12 and will air one episode per week. "TAKING FIRE (wt) offers our viewer an experience truly unlike anything they have seen anywhere before," said Rich Ross, President of Discovery. "This is a visceral and literal peek behind a curtain that few of us will ever see again." TAKING FIRE (wt) will showcase the renowned and highly regarded 101st Airborne Division, charting one year's deployment on one base in Afghanistan. It is not simply a series of war stories, but a character-driven serial, showing the impact of war on a handful of men during the course of their year on the frontlines.
ED GORDON (BOUNCE TV)
· [series premiere] · 9/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bounce TV's press release, June 2016) Bounce TV announced today that production has commenced on Ed Gordon, the network's first entry into the primetime news magazine format, and the show's premiere date has been scheduled for Tues. Sept. 13 at 10:00 p.m. (ET). Multiple award-winning and well-respected television journalist Ed Gordon will produce and host the series of one-hour specials in which he'll sit down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon will also include investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human interest feature stories.
FORCES OF NATURE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/14/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2016) FORCES OF NATURE - Forces of Nature is an epic blue-chip science series that explores the fundamental forces that shape our very existence. This stunning 4-part series co-produced with BBC tells compelling and emotional human and animal stories that illustrate the mysterious forces that shape the universe itself. One episode explores the ways that gravity manifests itself; another delves into the weird and wonderful properties of light and color and how they make life possible. Also examined are the very nature of the Earth, and the internal motion that drives our bodies, our weather and some of the most dramatic events on the planet. Wednesdays, September 14-October 5, 8-9 p.m. ET
LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 9/14/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, July 2016) Winners before their season even gets started! Comedy Central has renewed the urban, coming-of-age animated series "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" for a second season, months before its debut, it was announced today at Comic-Con. The first season is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 14, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the 20th season premiere of "South Park." "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment ("Bob's Burgers," "Brickleberry," "The Awesomes") co-founders Scott Greenberg and Joel Kuwahara, along with co-creator Brad Ableson ("The Simpsons," "Good Vibes") and showrunner Devon Shepard ("Everybody Hates Chris," "Being Mary Jane," "House of Lies," "Weeds"), with co-creators Quinn Hawking (Fox Sports, NFL Network) and Josiah Johnson (Showtime, NFL Network) producing. "Legends of Chamberlain Heights" is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers: Jamal, Grover, and Milk. The three friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn't faze them since they're legends... even if it's just in their own minds.
FLEABAG (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/16/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along. Unfettered, unfiltered, and based on the play that won Fringe First Award at Edinburgh, Fleabag is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached, she's utterly lost.
HIGH MAINTENANCE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 9/16/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, August 2016) Providing a glimpse into the homes and routines of eccentric New Yorkers, the comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE explores the private lives of these unique individuals through a common thread: their weed deliveryman. Ben Sinclair stars as The Guy, whose client base includes a group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city. Each episode features multiple stories exploring the inner workings of people from all walks of life, told fly-on-the-wall style through the series' patented brand of offbeat humor and pathos, revealing a city full of strangers united by the perennial pursuit of life's greatest highs. The hit web series comes to HBO with six new half-hour episodes starting FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 (11:00-11:35 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes subsequent Fridays at the same time, exclusively on HBO.
SISTER CITIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/17/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2016) Based on the internationally-acclaimed stage play of the same name written by Colette Freedman, Sister Cities will make its television world premiere Saturday, September 17 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Sister Cities features an all-star cast headlined by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Stana Katic (Castle), Jess Weixler (The Good Wife), Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl) and Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), and tells the story of four estranged sisters who reunite to mourn after their mother's passing, only to discover a secret that could tear them apart. The movie also stars Amy Smart (Justified), Tom Everett Scott (Scream: The TV Series), Emmy nominee Alfred Molina (The Normal Heart) and Kaia Gerber in her acting debut. Mary Baxter (Weaver and Smart, at different ages) led an enviable life, traveling the world as a young dancer.She was blessed with four daughters from four different fathers, each as unique as the cities they are named after: Carolina (Katic), Austin (Weixler), Dallas (Trachtenberg) and Baltimore (Bellisario). After Mary's death, her daughters reunite in their New England family home to mourn.As the local police investigate the circumstances of Mary's death, old animosities among the sisters resurface, and a dark secret threatens to tear the family apart. Faced with a horrifying truth, the estranged sisters must choose to either turn their back on the only family they have known, or risk everything to protect one another.
CASE OF, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:30 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, August 2016) Original investigators of one of the highest profile unsolved murders in recent history unite to re-examine the tragic case 20 years later in THE CASE OF: JONBENÉT RAMSEY (previously titled "Case Closed"), a six-hour limited event docuseries from Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Tom Forman ("9/11," "48 Hours") and Critical Content. Night one premieres Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:30-10:30 PM, ET/8:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. The original investigators include former New York City prosecutor, retired FBI supervisory special agent and profiler Jim Clemente; world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee; former chief investigator for the District Attorney in Boulder, Colo., James Kolar; leading forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz; and retired FBI supervisory special agent and forensic linguistic profiler James Fitzgerald. New experts reviewing the case include former New Scotland Yard criminal behavioral analyst Laura Richards and retired FBI supervisory special agent and statement analyst Stan Burke. The scope of the highly skilled team's investigation includes re-examining crucial evidence using advanced technology and forensics, meticulously recreating the crime scene by rebuilding full-scale replicas of key rooms from the Ramsey house, conducting extensive interviews and introducing new theories. Following its premiere on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:30-10:30 PM, ET/8:00-10:00 PM, PT), THE CASE OF: JONBENÉT RAMSEY continues on Monday, Sept. 19 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and concludes Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:30-10:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/19/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) KEVIN CAN WAIT stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin's retirement plans consist of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with fellow retirees Goody (Leonard Earl Howze), his former partner and close friend, and Duffy (Lenny Venito), his oldest pal, as well as his brother, Kyle (Gary Valentine), a fireman whose closest encounter with a blaze would be a grease fire in the firehouse kitchen. However, Kevin's dream is jeopardized when he discovers that Donna (Erinn Hayes), his wonderful wife of 20 years, has shielded him from key family info while he worked overtime protecting the community. Their usually reliable eldest, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancé, Chale (Ryan Cartwright), while he designs the next "big app"; his teenage daughter, Sara (Mary-Charles Jones), is having issues at school; and their youngest, Jack (James DiGiacomo), is a bit of a hypochondriac. For now, his plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do, and this time, his family is his beat. Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Fickman directed the pilot.
GOOD PLACE, THE (NBC)
· [one-hour series premiere - special night & time] · 9/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) From Michael Schur, executive producer of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office," comes a smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson, "Bored to Death," "Cheers"), she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within. Directed by Drew Goddard, the Oscar-nominated writer of "The Martian." The cast includes Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden.
BULL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/20/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. They include his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón (Freddy Rodriguez), who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr), a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James (Jaime Lee Kirchner), the firm's tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio), who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer (Chris Jackson), a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine tunes clients' appearances for trial. In high-stakes trials, Bull's combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.'s and a top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients' favor. Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jay McGraw, Mark Goffman and Rodrigo Garcia are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Garcia directed the pilot.
STRUT (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 9/20/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, August 2016) Oxygen Media is granting you backstage access with the new original series "Strut," premiering Tuesday, September 20 at 9pm ET/PT. Executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg of One Hoe Productions and 44 Blue Productions, the series follows transgender models Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson, Isis King, Ren Spriggs and Arisce Wanzer as they chase their passions of becoming household names in the fashion world while challenging stereotypes of gender and beauty. Supporting them every step of the way are Cecilio Asuncion and Cassandra Cass of Slay Model Management, the first exclusively transgender modeling agency.
THIS IS US (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/20/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) Sometimes life will surprise you. Starring Mandy Moore ("A Walk to Remember"), Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes," "Gilmore Girls") and Sterling K. Brown ("The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story)," this refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love." comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know. The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones.
LETHAL WEAPON (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) Combining action and drama with friendship and humor, LETHAL WEAPON reboots the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford, "Rectify") moves to California to "start over" at the LAPD. He's paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., "My Wife and Kids," "In Living Color"), who's just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs' penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's prudent, by-the-book technique. It's clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a seaport shootout with drug dealers - and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day - he's got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for - a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn't get them killed first...
SPEECHLESS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, "About a Boy," "The Riches," "Good Will Hunting") is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his "voice."
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland ("24") returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.
EASY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2016) Easy is an anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. The eight-episode series, written and directed by Swanberg, features Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser, Evan Jonigkeit and more.
NOTORIOUS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) "Notorious" is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman ("Blacklist," "Bones," "CSI") is writer and executive producer, and Allie Hagan ("Suri's Burn Book") is writer and co-executive producer.
PITCH (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) From executive producers Dan Fogelman ("Cars," "Crazy, Stupid, Love.") and Rick Singer ("Younger," "American Dad"), PITCH is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, GINNY BAKER (Kylie Bunbury, "Under The Dome") is vaulted into instant fame when she's called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is MIKE LAWSON (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, "Franklin & Bash," "NYPD Blue"), the team's ruggedly handsome star catcher. There's instant chemistry between them, although neither dares admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don't even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny's back is center fielder BLIP SANDERS (Mo McRae, "Sons of Anarchy"), an old friend from the minor leagues. Guiding her is her agent/confidante AMELIA SLATER (Ali Larter, "Legends," "Heroes"). Amelia saw Ginny's star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom. Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, BILL BAKER (guest star Michael Beach, "Sons of Anarchy"), the end of Ginny's improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight. It's a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve - except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest, most exclusive men's clubs in the country.
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING: NEW YORK RYAN'S WEDDING (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, August 2016) Bravo Media cordially invites you to celebrate the nuptials of Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis in the new three-part series "Million Dollar Listing New York: Ryan's Wedding" premiering on Thursday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT. Each episode will follow Ryan and Emilia as they plan their larger than life wedding ceremony on the stunning island of Corfu, Greece, where viewers are invited to sit front row to witness the love, laughter and drama along the way.
MACGYVER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Lincoln (George Eads). Under the aegis of the Department of External Affairs, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Peter Lenkov, Golden Globe Award winner Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Lionsgate.
EXORCIST, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, "The Exorcist" broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, "Sense8," "The Chosen") is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, "Flesh and Bone," "House of Cards") is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas' parish. On the surface, they're a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, "Spin City," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, "The Fosters"), thinks she's hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief," "Thelma & Louise") has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.
VAN HELSING (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2016) In a twist on the classic vampire adventure tale, VAN HELSING revolves around unlikely heroine Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton, "True Blood"), who unexpectedly discovers that she holds the key to humanity's survival: her own blood! Gifted with not only an immunity to vampires, Vanessa is also capable of taking out her bloodthirsty foes by turning them into humans with her bite. Now both prey and predator, Vanessa sinks her teeth into her role as humanity's leader - and secret weapon - in their resistance against the vampires that plagued their world. An original co-production, VAN HELSING is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio. Executive producers are Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer Neil LaBute, Simon Barry ("Continuum"), Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Nomadic Pictures will distribute the series within Canada, Fallout Asylum and Dynamic Television will distribute the series (initial window) in the United States. Dynamic Television is also on board as international distributor.
SEEDS OF LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 9/24/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) "Seeds of Love," Saturday, September 24, (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel starring Ashley Williams, Trevor Donovan, Marilu Henner. Aimie Roarke (Williams) is always up for a cause, whether it's helping a local animal shelter or hosting a bake sale for the Fire Department. When the town's beloved oak tree is set to be cut down, she takes it upon herself try and save it. When the Mayor hires Kyle Sorenson, a handsome new landscaper to cut it down, she decides the only way to save the tree is to chain herself to it. As Kyle attempts to out wait her, the two start to spend more time together, they find the old tree brings them both more than they could have imagined in life and love.
SON OF ZORN (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, August 2016) The new FOX comedy SON OF ZORN will preview on Sunday, Sept. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), following the season's first NFL doubleheader on FOX. The series will then premiere in its regular time period with an all-new episode Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). From executive producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller ("The LEGO Movie," "21 Jump Street"), and featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, "Horrible Bosses," "We're the Millers"), SON OF ZORN is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean - where everything and everyone is animated - who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. In the series' special preview episode, "Return to Orange County," airing Sunday, Sept. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Zorn (Sudeikis) travels from his native land of Zephyria to California to visit his son, Alangulon, aka Alan (Johnny Pemberton, "21 Jump Street"). While there, he learns that his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), has a fiancé (Tim Meadows, "Saturday Night Live"). But to reconnect with his son, Zorn stays and obtains a job where, despite his "unique" qualities, he is welcomed by his new boss (Artemis Pebdani, "Scandal," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"). In the all-new series premiere episode, "Defender of Teen Love," airing Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Zorn rediscovers the mystical "Stone of Sight" in an old box and uses it to help Alan get closer to his crush, Nancy. Meanwhile, Edie tells Zorn to move his boxes out of her garage and into his apartment.
CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2016) The original anthology series CHANNEL ZERO is set to debut on Syfy with the first six-part installment Candle Cove. The second, yet-to-be-announced six episode season of CHANNEL ZERO will premiere on Syfy in 2017. Based on an unnerving tale written by Kris Straub that gained notoriety online as a "creepypasta" (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the internet), Candle Cove centers on one man's obsessive recollections of a mysterious children's television program from the 1980s - and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. From Universal Cable Productions, Channel Zero: Candle Cove is from showrunner and executive producer Nick Antosca ("Hannibal," "Teen Wolf"), who wrote the CHANNEL ZERO pilot, and Max Landis ("Chronicle," "American Ultra").
AFTERMATH (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2016) AFTERMATH, a new 13-episode original co-production, is produced by Halfire Entertainment in association with Syfy and Space. AFTERMATH centers on one family - Karen (Anne Heche, "Hung," "Men in Trees") and Joshua Copeland (James Tupper, "Revenge," Grey's Anatomy") and their children. The Copelands battle for survival after civilization comes to an apocalyptic end -- and they are faced not only with plague - but the rise of supernatural creatures. Universal Cable Productions has international distribution.
STAR PLATES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, August 2016) Beginning this fall, celebrities are landing the role of their dreams, stepping into their favorite restaurant kitchens for a culinary crash course - cooking on the line with their favorite chef. The Star Plates celebrities, including Erin Andrews, Colin Hanks, Alyson Hannigan, Mindy Kaling, Minka Kelly and Busy Philipps are thrown into the fire, working side-by-side with the professional restaurant chef, these celebrities will learn how to make their favorite dishes and must help service a dining room full of hungry, paying customers. Each star will have an experience unlike any part they have ever played, finding out if they have what it takes to make it inside a professional kitchen. Chefs Vinny Dotolo, Susan Feniger, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael Voltaggio, Dakota Weiss and Geoffrey Zakarian will each mentor and attempt to teach one of these famous foodies the main ingredients needed to create restaurant quality dishes. Tune in to find out which stars shine brightest when the Star Plates are served beginning Tuesday, September 27that 11pm ET/PT on Food Network!
MIGHTY MAGISWORDS (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/16 at 6:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 6:30 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, June 2016) Cartoon Network, recently named one of the most innovative media companies by Fast Company, continues to redefine content and the fan experience with the evolution of its latest franchise, Mighty Magiswords. Debuting last year on the Cartoon Network Anything micro-network as a 15-second interactive series, this comedy adventure about a brother and sister team of warriors will now be a full-length linear series launching this fall as part of a connected content ecosystem, giving fans deeper engagement across platforms with the characters and their quest for swords. Concurrent with the upcoming TV series production, almost 400 pieces of platform-specific original content have been custom developed, including shorts, vlogs, web and mobile games, and interactive narrative content - and all will be enhanced with proprietary technology allowing fans to participate in the world and collect their favorite swords.
MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Marvel's press release, March 2015) Netflix & Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, "Marvel's Luke Cage." Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available. Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of "Ray Donovan," and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama "SouthLAnd." Coker was a part of the "SouthLAnd" team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker's feature film credits include Fox Searchlight's rap biopic "Notorious." He authored the book "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G." as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University. It was previously announced that Mike Colter ("The Good Wife," "American Horror Story: Coven") will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series. "Marvel's Luke Cage" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
CRISIS IN SIX SCENES (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) From Woody Allen, Crisis in Six Scenes is a is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.
AMERICA DIVIDED (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, July 2016) In the run-up to the presidential election, America Divided, the docu-series executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, features timely narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system - all woven into an eight-story, five-part series. The five, 60-minute episodes will air as follows: premiere on September 30 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C; Episode 2 on October 7, Episode 3 on October 14, Episode 4 on October 28, and the finale on November 4. America Divided follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies.
PUMPKIN PIE WARS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/1/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) "Pumpkin Pie Wars," Saturday, October 1, (9 p.m. ET/PT) starring XXX. A modern-day Romeo & Juliet story with a happy ending. Faye McKenzie and Lydia Harper have led a small family feud for years with the pumpkin bake-off at the annual Drum County Harvest Festival. This year, the bake-off duties are being passed to the kids - Carrie and Sam. But things get complicated when Cassie and Sam unexpectedly fall head over heels in love with each other and embark on a secret romance. Their attempts to help their families see the error of their ways and mend the rift between families, makes this year's pumpkin pie contest the most riveting ever.
VERSAILLES (OVATION)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 10/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, August 2016) Coming to the U.S. for the first time, Ovation TV will launch the 10-episode, acclaimed drama series Versailles with a two-hour season premiere on Saturday, October 1. Set against a backdrop of power, love, betrayal and war, Versailles is a unique take on a defining period of French history. The year is 1667 and King Louis XIV, portrayed by George Blagden (Vikings), is a 28-year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to achieve his vision of creating the most beautiful palace in Europe and seizing absolute control of France and his enemies. The most-expensive series ever produced in France, Versailles takes the period genre to new dimensions, injecting a vibrant modernity into an era that put France at the epicenter of glamour, culture and fashion. The series was brought to life by a critically acclaimed creative team, which includes Executive Producers Simon Mirren (Without a Trace, Criminal Minds), David Wolstencroft (Spooks, The Escape Artist), Claude Chelli (Braquo), Anne Thomopoulos (Rome) and Director Jalil Lespert (Yves Saint Laurent).
WESTWORLD (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2016) The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, OCT. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan ("Interstellar," "The Dark Knight," "Person of Interest") and Lisa Joy ("Pushing Daisies," "Burn Notice"), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton. WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Co-creator Nolan explains, "Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn't want to know?" Co-creator Joy adds, "We also wanted to explore what it means to be human from the outside in - through the eyes of the 'hosts': the lifelike AI characters that are the main attractions of the park. It's a meditation on consciousness - the blessing and the burden of it - beautifully portrayed by our remarkable cast."
IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY FARM, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/2/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives"), Marc Blucas ("Underground"), Shirley Jones ("The Partridge Family"); Before Ellen's grandmother and long-time confidant Ruth (Jones) passed away, she asked Ellen (Sweeney) to deliver a mysterious letter to a man owning a blueberry farm. After the funeral, Ellen walks along an old dock contemplating her grandmother's request when the dock breaks under her feet. After plunging into the water, she quickly gets caught in a strong current and is swept to sea - only to be rescued by a handsome stranger (Blucas). After Ellen recovers, she sets out on her grandmother's mission and unravels the mysterious love story her grandmother left behind.
WAGS MIAMI (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2016) E! Entertainment takes its hit reality series "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) to an all-new coast when "WAGS Miami" premieres Sunday, October 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode, hour-long series will document the extravagant lifestyles and real-life drama that comes with being a wife or girlfriend of a professional athlete. Expect lots of fireworks as the eight women turn it up while simultaneously navigating the exclusive and private world of the most elite sports stars. Spicing up the debut season, the sexy ladies form an exclusive group that provide love, support and of course a heavy dose of drama. However, with this privileged exclusivity comes specific rules for being a WAG. From knowing how to support your man to learning the hierarchy of the WAG world and the drama that comes with it, these outspoken and independent ladies are the experts of maneuvering, manipulating and always making sure to look damn good while doing it.
MILO MURPHY'S LAW (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, August 2016) Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as "Weird Al") voices the title role in "Milo Murphy's Law," a new animated adventure comedy series debuting MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD. From creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh of the Emmy Award-winning animated series "Phineas and Ferb," the series follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy's Law namesake. Milo is the personification of Murphy's Law, where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. A full-length preview of the first episode will be available on the Disney XD app, Disney XD's YouTube Channel and Disney XD VOD platforms beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. Born with Extreme Hereditary Murphy's Law condition (EHML), a trait that has affected the men in the Murphy family for generations, Milo is always expecting the unexpected. No matter what goes wrong - and it constantly does - Milo is prepared for every possibility, armed with knowledge, a backpack of supplies, and an endless sense of optimism and enthusiasm that can turn any catastrophe into an adventure. In each 22-minute episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, Milo, along with his best friends Zack and Melissa, find ways to think outside of the box while enjoying life's obstacles. Starring with Yankovic are Sabrina Carpenter and MeKai Curtis as Milo's best friends Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood, respectively. Yankovic also performs the series' theme song and other songs throughout the series.
TIMELESS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) From Eric Kripke ("Revolution," "Supernatural"), Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") and the producers of "The Blacklist" comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use the machine's prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it's too late? The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.
CONVICTION (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, "Marvel's Agent Carter") is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother's Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases, where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.
HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE: FIVE STAR SECRETS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, July 2015) "Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets" is in production for eight half-hour episodes that follow Anthony Melchiorri as he explores and reveals the secrets of famous five-star properties around the world. Viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at what makes each hotel exceptional, from the actual property to the people working there. At the end of each episode, Melchiorri chooses his "Five Star Favorite," an employee that impressed him the most, and surprises them with a $5,000 cash tip. By finding the hidden secrets behind each hotel operation, Melchiorri guides viewers through what makes a hotel truly deluxe, and how each earns and maintains its highly regarded five-star status.
NO TOMORROW (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2016) Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor, appreciates order. Whenever she's making a list, "make a list" is both the first thing on it and the first thing crossed off. Such a regimented life has its drawbacks. Her on-again/off-again romance with the sweet, but soft-spoken Timothy (Jesse Rath) has sputtered out. Her career has stalled. Her boss, Deirdre (Amy Pietz), a petty tyrant with breath that could kill a plant, laughs off her ambitions. Then Evie meets charming, free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse), and the attraction is immediate and electric. He brings a jolt of joyful, rollicking romance into her life. Xavier encourages Evie to carpe that diem, because it's more fun that way and because, well, the apocalypse is, you know, nigh. He believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid smacks us all into stardust. That's why he made an Apocalyst - a tally of every last thing he wants to do before the world goes kaput. So with the help of her friends - Hank (Jonathan Langdon), a diehard conspiracy theorist, and Kareema (Sarayu Blue), a droll nihilist - Evie must decide whether Xavier is certifiable and whether that even matters, if being with him means living her life more fully. Based on the International Emmy-nominated Brazilian format from Grupo Globo, NO TOMORROW is a romantic comedy with the ultimate ticking clock. NO TOMORROW is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Electus, with executive producers Corinne Brinkerhoff ("American Gothic," "Jane The Virgin," "The Good Wife"), Maggie Friedman ("Witches of East End") and Ben Silverman ("Jane The Virgin," "The Office").
TOTAL BELLAS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, June 2016) Two's company, three's a crowd, and these four - are just too much to handle. E! Entertainment exposes the Raw and real lives of WWE(R) Superstars Nikki and Brie Bella when "Total Bellas," spin-off of E!'s mega-hit series "Total Divas," premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The six, one-hour episodes will give viewers an exclusive, intimate look into the VIP lives of the Bellas and their fellas, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, as the four distinctly unique and comical personalities coexist under one roof for the first time. Although these twins share the same genes, they will never share the same jeans as living together was more tolerable when they just shared a womb. The free-spirited, vegan-loving, live-and-let-live lifestyle of Brie and Bryan has always clashed with the fancy panache of the designer handbag-loving Nikki and the meticulously organized tendencies of John. However, when the four world-renowned WWE Superstars move in under one roof, the comical clash of titans rings all throughout the suburbs of Tampa, FL.
CATCHING KELCE (E!)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, July 2016) NFL superstar tight end Travis Kelce is trying a whole new offense when it comes to the game of love! Fifty eligible women, including former WAGS (wives and girlfriends of sports stars), sports royalty, social media stars, entrepreneurs, hometown sweethearts and fitness models from across the United States, will be invited to Los Angeles as this fun-loving athlete searches for that special someone to become his lifelong "teammate." To help make some of these tough decisions, Travis has enlisted the help of his "boys" who know him best: his older brother, Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce, and his longtime manager, Aaron Eanes. In the supersized premiere episode, 50 eligible women will assemble at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where they will have only 60 seconds to make a lasting first impression on one of the NFL's most sought after bachelors. From there, Travis will have to quickly narrow the dating pool from 50 women down to 20 before they are able to move into their lavish Los Angeles mansion. Once moved in, Travis and his boys will be deciding who stays in the house and who is sent home packing. However, there's a twist; in each episode, Travis will pick one girl who goes on the all-access group date and it's her decision to strategically choose which other girls will go on the date with her. At the end of the group date, Travis decides who he wants to take on the coveted VIP date. The debate becomes: do you pick your friends and keep those loyalties strong, or choose the "weakest" contenders to make yourself stand out? Lines will be drawn and newly formed friendships will be tested as the women pick and choose who gets the extra time with this quirky, fun-loving football superstar. At the end of each episode, Travis will have to eliminate some of the girls and send them back to their home states.
FREQUENCY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2016) Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police. Frank's former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy's mentor and friend, and he has urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank's disappearance and death, but the old pain still lingers. Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson). Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father's old, long-broken ham radio - it's Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. They're both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy's life in the present - and there have been tragic consequences. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love? FREQUENCY is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures, with executive producers Jeremy Carver ("Supernatural"), Toby Emmerich ("The Notebook" feature film), John Rickard ("Horrible Bosses"), Dan Lin ("The LEGO(TM) Movie," "Sherlock Holmes") and Jennifer Gwartz ("Veronica Mars").
MY LIFE IS A TELENOVELA (WE)
· [series premiere] · 10/7/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, March 2016) WE tv announced today that it has ordered a new docu-series, "My Life is a Telenovela," focused on the real characters who bring life to this enormously popular television genre. Set in Miami, and produced by Matador, the series will follow a group of beautiful and fierce Latina actresses and actors working in this hyper-competitive world, which has captivated hundreds of millions of viewers. "WE tv is a network that was really built on diversity, bringing viewers personalities and programming it has historically been hard to find on the mainstream dial, and this show continues that commitment to new faces and voices," said Marc Juris, WE tv president. "We are so excited to bring this world and the passionate men and women who make these incredibly popular soap operas to our viewers, and proud of a strategic partnership with Telemundo that will bring a high level of credibility and authenticity to our show." WE tv has ordered eight 60-minute episodes, which will premiere later this year. As the series begins, several of our characters are vying for the same role in a real life telenovela being produced by Telemundo, resulting in drama and fireworks on both sides of the camera. The show features a variety of telenovela stars including Raquenel, Sissi Fleitas, Gustavo Pedraza, Enrique Sapene and Liliana Gonzalez.
DIVORCE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2016) After more than a decade of marriage and two children, Frances has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Serving as an executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker (Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award winner for HBO's "Sex and the City") stars as Frances in the comedy series DIVORCE, which begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, OCT. 9 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Thomas Haden Church (Oscar(R) nominee for "Sideways") stars as Robert, Frances' husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart. Set in Westchester County, NY, DIVORCE is created by Sharon Horgan ("Catastrophe"), with Paul Simms (HBO's "Girls") serving as a showrunner on the series. Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan executive produce. DIVORCE also stars Molly Shannon (Emmy(R) nominee for HBO's "Enlightened" and "Saturday Night Live") as Diane, Frances' high-strung friend, who has a successful husband, a beautiful house and no children; Talia Balsam ("Mad Men") as Dallas, Frances' close friend, who has been both widowed and divorced; Tracy Letts ("Homeland") as Nick, Diane's husband; Sterling Jerins ("World War Z") as Lila, Frances' and Robert's daughter; and Charlie Kilgore ("Moonrise Kingdom") as Tom, their son. The story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions.
INSECURE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2016) Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and "flawless." But Issa and Molly are definitely not "killing it." These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the comedy series INSECURE launches its eight-episode season SUNDAY, OCT. 9 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way. Over the course of the season, Issa attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control of it, while fumbling her way through this journey. Molly, a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally, struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life. Meanwhile, Issa's boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), who has fallen victim to complacency, works to get his own act together. Frieda (Lisa Joyce), Issa's overeager white co-worker, whose enthusiasm is both annoying and endearing, is at the crux of Issa's racial frustrations at work. Shot in and around South Los Angeles, INSECURE incorporates the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, August 2016) You all know and love Ben Higgins and his fiancée Lauren Bushnell from season 20 of "The Bachelor" - but what happens after the final rose is handed out and normal life ensues? This new reality series will follow the happy couple as they prepare to walk down the aisle and begin their brand-new life together while navigating the real world after the splendor of "The Bachelor"'s exotic dates and fantasy suites has ended. During the show some fan favorites from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" will stop by to visit and share their own advice on life after the show. The show will premiere on Tuesday, October 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT).
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, "Mike and Molly"), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring.
LETTER, THE (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, August 2016) "The Letter" is a bold, new relationship show that asks the simple question: "If you could anonymously tell your best friend in a letter the things that he or she really needed to hear, would you do it?" In each stand-alone episode, four friends for life draw names and anonymously write to the selected person a thoughtful, yet totally honest letter outlining their opinion of what needs to be changed in order to improve and transform their friend's life for the better. For one week, each "reader" must follow all the rules and instructions outlined in the letter - culminating in a dramatic and emotionally charged meeting where the authors of each letter reveal themselves to their best friends. The series is narrated by actress Zelda Williams ("Dead of Summer"). The show will premiere on Tuesday, October 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT).
FALLING WATER (USA)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2016) FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The deeper they dig, the more they come to realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world. Lizzie Brocheré ("American Horror Story: Asylum"), David Ajala ("Fast & Furious 6") and Will Yun Lee ("Hawaii 5-0") star. The series, from Universal Cable Productions, is executive produced by Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment, Masters and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") who also directed the pilot. The late Emmy(R) Award-winner Henry Bromell ("Homeland") executive produced the pilot.
MONEY POWER RESPECT (WE)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, June 2015) Ladies of Law (wt) follows a group of four interconnected, powerful and glamorous African American female lawyers specializing in entertainment law in New York City, and specifically the challenged music industry dominated by men. This group is behind some of the biggest names in music; their deals transform up-and-coming artists into mega stars -- and millionaires. But, the price of success grows as they must set aside their competition with one another and sacrifice their personal lives to work together to bring in - and keep - major clients. Ladies of Law (wt) is produced by Eastern and Monami Entertainment. The executive producers for Eastern are Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Toby Barraud. The executive producer for Monami Entertainment is Mona Scott-Young; Rhonda Cowan is co-executive producer for Life's A Beach Media.
GOLIATH (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) Goliath stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby and Maria Bello in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.
HATERS BACK OFF (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) All eight (8) episodes of Haters Back Off will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix. Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it's just no one knows it yet. The series stars Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings, Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) as Miranda's overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (The Office) as Miranda's mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin, Miranda's neighbor and best friend, Patrick.
WOLF CREEK (POP)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, July 2016) Inspired by one of the most terrifying, cult movie franchises ever released in theaters, named one of "The 25 best horror movies since 2000" (AV Squad), one of "The 100 Best Horror films" (Time Out), and one of "The 25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining" (Vulture), the six-part television event, WOLF CREEK, is a psychological thriller premiering exclusively on Pop on Friday, October 14 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT. In conjunction with Lionsgate Television and Zodiak Rights (a Banijay Group company), the WOLF CREEK television series on Pop stars John Jarratt, who reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback - except this time, things are different. The television series immediately turns the entire genre on its head when a 19-year-old American college student, played by rising star Lucy Fry, survives the massacre of her parents and little brother and sets out to hunt down the killer and avenge her family. Based on true events, the original WOLF CREEK movie was introduced in 2005 at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals before achieving global box office success and cult film status among horror fans around the world.
AUTUMN IN THE VINEYARD (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/15/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) "Autumn in the Vineyard," Saturday, October 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel starring Rachael Leigh Cook. Frankie Baudouin is determined to turn Sorrento Ranch into an award-winning winery and Nate DeLuca shares the same dream. But they don't exactly have a trusting relationship ever since Nate embarrassed her with a kiss in front of the entire town. So when Nate finds himself forced to corporate with Frankie in order to make their dreams come true, sparks fly.
KILLING REAGAN (NGC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/16/16 at 9:00 PM
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, August 2016) On March 30, 1981, at 2:27 p.m. six shots were fired from a .22-caliber pistol at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. On one side of the gun was an aimless and deranged young man, misguided by an obsession with an American actress. His intended victim: the U.S. president. Though he failed in his assassination attempt, he succeeded in changing not only a presidency but a man and a marriage. On Sunday, Oct. 16, National Geographic Channel will go deep inside this harrowing moment in U.S. history, with KILLING REAGAN, produced with Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The two-hour movie event is the fourth in a successful partnership between NGC, Scott Free and O'Reilly, with the previous three collaborations - Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus - serving as the network's three most-watched programs of all time and earning multiple Emmy nominations. The movie will air globally in early 2017 on National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and in 45 languages. Leading the KILLING REAGAN cast are Tim Matheson ("The West Wing," "Burn Notice," "Animal House") as Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, who was struck down only 69 days into his presidency, and Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City," Tony Award for "Rabbit Hole") as Nancy Reagan, the loyal and protective first lady. Actor and improv comic Kyle More ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "CSI") portrays John Hinckley Jr., the misguided and mentally unstable would-be assassin. The movie is directed by Rod Lurie ("The Contender," "Commander in Chief") from a script written by Oscar-winner Eric Simonson ("A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin").
BERLIN STATION (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, July 2016) The EPIX Original series Berlin Station, a 10-episode one-hour contemporary spy drama, follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) who has just arrived at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. Daniel has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as "Thomas Shaw." Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field officer - agent-running, deception, danger and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital's hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin? The ensemble cast also features Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, Tamlyn Tomita and Mina Tander. Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, the series creator/executive producer is New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist, All The Old Knives). Bradford Winters ("Dig," "The Americans," "Boss," "Oz") is the showrunner and an executive producer. Other executive producers for the series include Academy Award(R) winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Insider, Munich, "House of Cards") and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content ("True Detective," "The Knick," "Mr. Robot"), and Michaël Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop). Join the conversation about Berlin Station on Twitter with #BerlinStation.
GRAVES (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, July 2016) The EPIX Original series Graves, a single-camera, 10-episode half-hour dramedy, tells the story of President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), a former two-term POTUS as he embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. With topics ranging from immigration to gay rights, foreign policy and public funding for arts and sciences, Graves holds nothing sacred as he unspools some of his administration's proudest victories. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves (Sela Ward) decides it's finally time for her to pursue her own political ambitions. The cast also includes: Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez, Nia Vardalos, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart and Angélica Maria. Produced by Lionsgate Television, Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Jobs) is the creator/showrunner, Academy Award(R) winner Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) is the executive producer and Bill Hill ("Veep," "Eastbound & Down") is a producer. Serving as executive producers along with Stern and Shapiro are Keith Eisner ("The Good Wife") and Eric Weinberg ("Scrubs"). The supervising producer is David Iserson ("Mad Men"). Lisa Parsons ("Arrested Development") and Nick Nolte are also producers on the series. Join the conversation about Graves on Twitter with #Graves.
EYEWITNESS (USA)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2016) EYEWITNESS is a bone-chilling crime thriller that delves into the lives of two teenage boys after they secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen -- and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything. Adapted from the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama "Øyevitne," the series stars Julianne Nicholson ("Black Mass," "Masters of Sex"), Gil Bellows ("Ascension," "11.22.63"), Tyler Young ("Empire"), and James Paxton ("Term Life"). From Universal Cable Productions, EYEWITNESS is executive produced by Hasak. Jarl Emsell Larsen and Scott Peters ("V," "The 4400") and Jackie de Crinis also serve as executive producers. Peters will also direct multiple episodes of the series and Catherine Hardwicke ("Twilight," "Miss You Already") will executive produce the pilot and direct the first two episodes.
CHANCE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2016) Based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn, "Chance" is a provocative, psychological thriller that focuses on Dr. Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Dr. Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Dr. Chance's descent into the city's wayward underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind's final frontiers- the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 10/20/16 at 8:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, July 2016) Just in time for Halloween, the brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again" will air Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The special two-hour musical event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, co-host of TEEN CHOICE 2016, "Victorious") and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, "Liv & Maddie," "Heathers the Musical"), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTER's (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, "Doubt," "Orange is the New Black") bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of ROCKY HORROR - a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank's desires. Actor and singer Staz Nair ("Game of Thrones") will star in the role. Also featured in the event are "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert as EDDIE, Reeve Carney ("Penny Dreadful," "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark") as RIFF RAFF, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ("Sylvia," "You Can't Take It With You," "Masters of Sex") as COLUMBIA, Christina Milian ("Grandfathered") as MAGENTA, Ivy Levan as USHERETTE, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen ("Pippin") as DR. EVERETT SCOTT and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the show's CRIMINOLOGIST NARRATOR. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution - longer than any other film in history - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world.
MIDNIGHT DINER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 PM EST
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DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2016) From the producers of The Walking Dead and penned by Max Landis - the mind behind cult classic Chronicle - BBCA's new original series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood), as they wend their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. The series is an adaptation of Douglas Adams' (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) wildly successful comic novels, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and is set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, eponymous detective Dirk Gently.
JEAN OF THE JONESES (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 10/23/16 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, July 2016) TV One announced today the television premiere of Jean of the Joneses, a critically acclaimed comedy-drama, is set for Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. ET (encore at 9 p.m. ET). The network's latest original movie centers on 25-year-old Jean, portrayed in a break-out performance by Taylour Paige (Hit The Floor), and her multi-generational, middle-class family of strong-minded yet loving women. In the wake of tragedy, this matriarchal clan uncovers secrets that will ultimately teach their family a powerful lesson of acceptance. Paige is joined by co-stars Michelle Hurst (Orange is The New Black) as Daphne, the matriarch whose secrets lead the ladies down a path of dysfunction. Jean's aunts further complicate the family dynamics as Anne, the "baby" of the Joneses sisters, played by Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse) is unable to take responsibility for her decisions. Janet, played by Gloria Reuben (Lincoln, ER), finds herself in the midst of a bitter separation and projects negativity onto anyone in her path.
HAILEY DEAN MYSTERY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/23/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Kellie Martin ("Mystery Woman," "Hello It's Me"); Portrayed by Martin, Hailey Dean (Martin) is a bright, disciplined and acutely observant former prosecutor who has found a new way to help others when she becomes a therapist. Always motivated to get to the heart of the truth, Hailey suspects foul play when one of her patients' parents tragically dies. Hailey finds herself invested in uncovering the truth and is aided by her two secret weapons: telegenic good looks and a generous supply of charm.
MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) MAN WITH A PLAN stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. Adam (LeBlanc) feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for 13 years. However, Adam's blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can't live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter, Kate (Grace Kaufman), is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that "daddy fun times" is taking over, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can't seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme (Hala Finley), is nervous about starting kindergarten. But with Andi's encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie (Jessica Chaffin) and Lowell (Matt Cook), Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he's going to "nail" this job. Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Multiple Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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GREAT INDOORS, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling "outdoorsy" life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine's charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication's move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of "journalists." Jack's eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn't spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland's daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack's best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that's popular with the younger set and helps Jack "decode" his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he's patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen... if he doesn't beat them with their selfie-sticks first. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot.
PURE GENIUS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a "eureka" moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell's team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own. Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Semel directed the pilot.
GOOD GIRLS REVOLT (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) In 1969, while a cultural revolution with a soundtrack to match swept through the free world, there was still one place that refused to change with the times: newsrooms. Good Girls Revolt follows a group of young female researchers, Jane Hollander (Anna Camp), Patti Robinson (Genevieve Angelson), Cindy Reston (Erin Darke), at "News of the Week," who simply ask to be treated fairly. Their revolutionary request, led by lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton (Joy Bryant) will spark convulsive changes and upend marriages, careers, sex lives, love lives, and friendships. The pilot is inspired by the landmark sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich's book, The Good Girls Revolt.
PEOPLE OF EARTH (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/31/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2016) In other programming news, TBS has set Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), for the premiere of its other-worldly ensemble comedy People of Earth, starring Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show). TBS also has a unique launch plan in store for the new series Search Party. In order to capitalize on the Thanksgiving week with a captive young audience, TBS will air the entire first season of Search Party during the holiday (Nov. 21-25), with two episodes each night from 11 p.m. to midnight (ET/PT). To build interest even further, TBS will encore the first season during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's, while also making all 10 episodes available on demand the night of premiere to encourage binge viewing.
STAN AGAINST EVIL (IFC)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 11/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, July 2016) IFC announced today that new horror-comedy Stan Against Evil will premiere with two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, November 2 at 10PM and 10:30PM. Additionally, in the spirit of spooks and frights, a special airing of the premiere episode will haunt viewers Halloween night, October 31 at 10PM on IFC. Starring John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (You're the Worst), Stan Against Evil will air the remainder of its 8-episode first season Wednesdays at 10PM throughout the fall. Stan Against Evil follows Stan Miller (McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in their quaint New England town. Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning.
CROWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/4/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2016) The Crown, the highly anticipated, new original series will premiere on Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, to a global audience on Friday, November 4, 2016. The 10-episode series will be available in 4K. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await. The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century. The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, among others. A Netflix original series, The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.
WISH FOR CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/5/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five," Mean Girls), Paul Greene ("A Christmas Detour"); Sara Shaw (Chabert) is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she'll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. Santa grants her wish, but only gives her 48 hours. As the clock ticks, Sara will discover how to channel the Christmas magic and speak her mind all on her own.
MISTLETOE PROMISE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/6/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Jaime King ("Hart of Dixie," Pearl Harbor), Luke Macfarlane ("The Night Shift," "Brothers and Sisters"); A chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications - together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of Christmas the phony couple discovers there may be more to their contract than business. Based on the bestselling novel by Richard Paul Adams.
CHRISTMAS MAKEOVER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/12/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Lori Loughlin ("When Calls the Heart," "Fuller House"), Colin Ferguson ("Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," "Eureka"), Willie Aames ("Charles in Charge"); A TV personality (Loughlin) has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas. Following the debacle, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y town in America to try and repair her image. Forced to work with her ex-boyfriend Jack (Ferguson), the show's producer, the magic of Christmas and this special town will change the way she views Christmas and her life.
CHRISTMAS COOKIES (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/13/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Jill Wagner ("Wipeout"), Wes Brown ("True Blood," "Hart of Dixie"); Aunt Sally's Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah (Wagner) must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar's lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake (Brown), the factory owner who's determined to keep the factory in town. Despite not being a fan of the holiday, the Christmas spirit in this small town is infectious and she gets swept up in the joy of the season while also falling in love with Jake.
SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2016) SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC - This eight-part series takes an in-depth look at the art of music recording and how it's evolved, from The Beatles' groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling. The last project of legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the programs feature more than 150 exclusive and original interviews, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Linda Perry, Elton John, Debbie Harry, B.B. King, Annie Lennox and more. November 14-23; Weeknights 10-11 p.m. ET
GOOD BEHAVIOR (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, July 2016) TNT is in the midst of evolving its original programming slate, starting this past June with the premiere of the critically acclaimed hit Animal Kingdom. The evolution will continue later this year with Good Behavior, starring Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in a no-holds-barred performance as a complicated woman trying to regain her life. Good Behavior is slated to premiere Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) In addition to Good Behavior, TNT's fall slate will include the third season of the hit fantasy drama The Librarians, starring Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, John Larroquette and Noah Wyle. The Librarians season three is set to premiere Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
NIGHTCAP (POP)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, July 2016) Diving into one of the most watched, digitally shared and talked about genres of entertainment - late night television - Pop teams up with Lionsgate, producer/actress Ali Wentworth ("In Living Color", "Head Case," "It's Complicated", "Office Space") and showrunners Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack ("Chelsea Lately," "After Lately," "The Comedy Get Down") to bring viewers a scripted, culture-commentary comedy series NIGHTCAP premiering on Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. NIGHTCAP is a laugh at itself, satirical look at the late night landscape set behind-the-scenes of a fictitious show "Nightcap with Jimmy" where every week, A-list celebrities stop by as they would on any real-life talk show - only this time, viewers get an exaggerated look at the hilarity backstage. Guest starring this season on NIGHTCAP are: Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Rudd, Kelly Ripa, Debra Messing, Whoopi Goldberg, George Stephanopoulos, Denis Leary, Michael J. Fox, Mario Batali, Wendy Williams, Nate Berkus, Jason Biggs, Andy Cohen, Mark Cuban, Mark Consuelos, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, GiGi Gorgeous, Tim Gunn, Mariska Hargitay, Stephanie March, Jim Norton, Rosie Perez, Joel Schumacher, and Beth Stern. Insanity, absurdity and urgency reign backstage at "Nightcap with Jimmy" and it's up to head talent booker Staci (Ali Wentworth) to wrangle her dysfunctional staff, as well as the myriad of celebrities who bring their quirks, diva demands and peculiar antics each week.
UNDERCOVER (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2016) A six part limited series, Undercover, features lead character Maya, who is about to become the first black woman to hold the highest ranking public prosecutor role in England. Just as her life comes under intense public scrutiny she discovers her husband Nick, and the father of her children, has been lying to her for years. Is he concealing an affair, or is it something altogether more sinister? If she digs up his real past will she jeopardize her own future? What price do you pay for uncovering lies? And who wants her in the top job, and why? From BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice) and directed by James Hawes (Penny Dreadful), the series stars Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo (The Secret Life of Bees, Hotel Rwanda) as Maya, Adrian Lester (Red Band Society, London Spy) as Nick and Golden Globe(R)-nominee Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) as Rudy Jones.
SUDDENLY SANTA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/19/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Danica McKellar ("Wonder Years"), David Haydn-Jones ("A Cookie Cutter Christmas"), (Deidre Hall ("Days of Our Lives"); Christina Masters (McKellar), the manager of McDougal's flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress Victoria (Hall), the store's owner, by creating the best holiday window display in McDougal's history. Fresh out of inspiration despite assuring Victoria otherwise, Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee (Haydn-Jones) who also happens to be a talented artist and single dad to his young son. As they work side-by-side, the business relationship becomes personal and she finds herself falling in love. Will the allure of her dream be too strong or will she choose to follow her heart?
SCANDAL MADE ME FAMOUS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, August 2016) Scandal Made Me Famous is a documentary series that shows the unforgettable stories that turned everyday people into household names - from Casey Anthony and Lorena Bobbitt to Amy Fisher and Tonya Harding. Each hour-long episode unfolds in the storytelling tradition of the fan favorite original series Murder Made Me Famous but Scandal Made Me Famous proves you don't have to kill to become a notorious celebrity - you just have to be a part of a killer scandal. Scandal Made Me Famous is produced by AMS Pictures.
DECEMBER BRIDE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/20/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Jessica Lowndes ("90210"), (Daniel Lissing, "When Calls the Heart"); Aspiring interior designer Layla O'Reilly (Lowndes) is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who's marrying Layla's ex-fiancé. Although Seth Murphy (Lissing) is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she's out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they're engaged, forcing a mortified Layla to keep up the pretense. But as the faux couple spends more time together they find themselves feeling something very real. Based on the book by bestselling author Denise Hunter.
SEARCH PARTY (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2016) In other programming news, TBS has set Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), for the premiere of its other-worldly ensemble comedy People of Earth, starring Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show). TBS also has a unique launch plan in store for the new series Search Party. In order to capitalize on the Thanksgiving week with a captive young audience, TBS will air the entire first season of Search Party during the holiday (Nov. 21-25), with two episodes each night from 11 p.m. to midnight (ET/PT). To build interest even further, TBS will encore the first season during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's, while also making all 10 episodes available on demand the night of premiere to encourage binge viewing.
SAVAGE KINGDOM (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, July 2016) Nat Geo WILD announced today that Emmy-nominated actor Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones") will narrate the upcoming global miniseries event Savage Kingdom, a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance. The winners are rewarded with the richest hunting grounds in the kingdom, while the losers are fated to exile ... or even death. Savage Kingdom premieres Friday, Nov. 25, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD and globally this fall in 134 countries and 37 languages.
CHRISTMAS BUCKET LIST (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Isobel Gray plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down. Will Isobel have a White Christmas ending under the mistletoe?
CHRISTMAS ANGEL IN TRAINING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) "Christmas Angel in Training" tells the story of the untimely death of a workaholic who never put much value into personal relationships or the joys of Christmas who finds herself recruited to be a Christmas Angel even though she hasn't participated in seasonal traditions on earth in a very long time. She is assigned a hard luck case, though she has little success in helping her charge find joy, happiness, and peace - until she begins to discover these things within herself.
DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/16 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year's holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love." "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly's life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee. The original cast will return for the sequel: Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton. Other members of the cast, as well as a premiere date, will be announced in the coming months. Stephen Herek, who directed the original film, is also back to direct the sequel.
INCORPORATED (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2016) Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, INCORPORATED follows Ben Larson (Sean Teale, "Reign"), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he'll soon learn that he's not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences. In addition to Teale, the series stars Golden Globe(R) nominee Dennis Haysbert ("24") as Julian, Emmy(R) Award winner Julia Ormond ("Mad Men") as Elizabeth, Allison Miller ("Terra Nova") as Laura and Eddie Ramos ("Teen Wolf") as Theo. Created and co-executive produced by Alex Pastor and David Pastor ("Selfless," "The Last Days"), with Ted Humphrey ("The Good Wife") serving as executive producer/showrunner, INCORPORATED is from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films, and is produced by CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Damon, Affleck and Todd also executive produce, with Pearl Street's Margaret Chernin serving as co-producer.
MARIAH'S WORLD (E!)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2016) Award-winning singer, songwriter and icon Mariah Carey partners with E!to show fans, viewers and lambs alike the Mariah they only think they know. The eight-part event follows Carey as she kicks off her "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" tour of the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa, all while planning her upcoming wedding. Mariah grants exclusive access to her life behind the mic, including her family, friends and inner circle who keep her at the top of her game when "Mariah's World" premieres in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 9:00pm. Premieres outside North America will then follow on E!'s 15 international channels, reaching 153 countries in 24 languages with the UK, Australia and New Zealand premiering within 24 hours of the US, and all international channels within two weeks of the E! US broadcast.
SHUT EYE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2016) Charlie Haverford (Donovan) is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client's angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new "clairvoyant," and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths. Charlie's wife Linda (Strickland) is sick and tired of their mediocre life and wants to break away from Fonso (Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family's psychic empire and controls the Haverford's future. Rossellini co-stars as Rita, the cunning, seductive and sadistic matriarch of the Marks clan.
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/16 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, February 2016) NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of "Hairspray Live," the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of "The Wiz Live." The telecast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. "In keeping with our desire to bring the best of Broadway to our live musicals, we've assembled the Broadway dream team of Tony Award winners for 'Hairspray Live,'" said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "We're thrilled to have director Kenny Leon, who knocked 'The Wiz Live' way out of the park, and Jerry Mitchell, the original choreographer of 'Hairspray' and who is the director of two smash hit musicals running on Broadway right now.
CAPTIVE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/9/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2016) From the highest profile cases to those kept hidden from the public, comes a new docu-series from acclaimed executive producer Doug Liman and producers Simon and Jonathan Chinn. The producers of Captive have gained privileged access to the most challenging negotiations of our time -- revealing how hostage-taking, and the efforts to resolve it, have evolved to address an escalating international trend. The episodes look at a wide range of situations from the viewpoint of everyone involved: the victims and their families back home, the experienced negotiators, business leaders, government officials and the kidnappers themselves.
CHRISTMAS EXPECTATIONS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/10/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) A hopeless romantic who never seems to give a guy a fair chance starts receiving each gift from the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" compliments of an anonymous benefactor. She tries to solve the mystery with the help of her inner circle, including her sister who's about to have a Christmas wedding, to see if there's a suitor on the other end that will finally live up to her expectations.
ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/1/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) A career setback prompts a woman to move back home to Pasadena at Christmas. She finds renewed purpose volunteering to help build a Rose Parade Float, only to discover she has to work side-by-side her ex-fiancé who is heading the float's construction.
ONE DAY AT A TIME (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2016) A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the "help" of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.
24: LEGACY (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning "24." From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24: Live Another Day"), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz ("24," "24: Live Another Day"), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins ("24") and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: LEGACY 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. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, "Straight Outta Compton"), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid's followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter's own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, "Homeland"), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She's a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, SENATOR JOHN DONOVAN (Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, "NYPD Blue," "The West Wing"), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: "Who can we trust?" As they battle Bin-Khalid's devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.