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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
BAD TEACHER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/24/14 at 9:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2013) CBS has ordered the single-camera comedy BAD TEACHER for the 2013-2014 season. Based on the hit feature film, BAD TEACHER stars Ari Graynor as an always inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless. Hilary Winston, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller and Michael Lasker are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios and Mosaic Media Group.
BLACK BOX (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 4/24/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube." Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. Each week, the doctors on staff attempt to unravel the mysteries of the brain and are constantly challenged by cases never-before-seen on television. The medical stories are moving, bizarre and a visual feast. The personal stories are riveting. The patients have rare, highly visual, often hallucinogenic and startling conditions, which we'll see through their eyes as Catherine diagnoses and treats them.
FIXER UPPER (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/24/14 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HGTV's press release, April 2014) Texas design and remodeling pros Chip and Joanna Gaines are helping homebuyers by convincing them to buy the worst house on the best block and then make it beautiful. Each episode features the duo as they design, construct and transform a scruffy property into the home of their client's dreams. At the end of the day, the couple also has an old home of their own to restore - a rustic farmhouse where they live with their four kids.
RELATIVE INSANITY (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2014) For some people, spending quality time with family can be downright torturous! Relative Insanity challenges real families to work beyond their issues by locking them in a room together while competing for a cash prize of $25,000. In each episode, two families, are each locked in a room with their own 'loved ones' for two difficult days. During that time, they'll attempt to outlast and outfox their neighbors next door and earn the most money through physical challenges, wild games and controversial family decisions. Unaware of how much money the other group has earned, the families will be tempted to spend their winnings on luxuries and household staples to make their stay more bearable. But everything has its price, and if anyone can't stand the heat - or put up with their family any longer! - and presses the "escape button" to leave early, they put their entire family's chance of winning at risk! #RelativeInsanity
ROYALS, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/14 at 5:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Ovation's press release, April 2014) Ovation, America's only arts network, is launching a new documentary series called The Royals beginning April 26. In honor of William and Kate's wedding anniversary, the series takes viewers on a journey through all facets of British Royal life in all its grandeur, splendor and controversy. Produced by Back2Back Productions and distributed internationally by Content Media, The Royals premieres in the U.S. on Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET, only on Ovation. The Royals takes viewers behind palace gates for an up-close and personal look at how the Royal Family has endured and flourished over the decades. From triumph to tragedy, the series follows the British Royal Family through births, childhoods, weddings, scandals and deaths, and all under the scrutiny of the global public eye. Spanning the period from Queen Elizabeth's coronation to the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, each episode will cover such topics as Prince Philip's strict upbringing, Diana's death in Paris, Queen Elizabeth's beloved Corgis and Harry's turbulent youth.
STARVING IN SUBURBIA (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/26/14 at 8:00 PM
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SUGAR STARS (BIO)
· [series premiere] · 4/27/14 at 2:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM EST
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LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 4/27/14 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, February 2014) HBO has confirmed the title and launch date for John Oliver's topical half-hour comedy series. Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER will debut SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), with other weekly editions debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time on HBO. The show will be produced for HBO by Avalon Television, with John Oliver, Tim Carvell, James Taylor and Jon Thoday serving as executive producers, and Liz Stanton producing.
PLAYING HOUSE (USA)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from USA's press release, February 2014) USA Network's new comedy PLAYING HOUSE will premiere Tuesday, April 29 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) immediately following top comedy series MODERN FAMILY with two back to back episodes. Following the premiere, the series will resume with a new half-hour episode every Tuesday beginning May 6 (10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The series, starring and executive produced by Jessica St. Clair ("Best Friends Forever") and Lennon Parham ("Best Friends Forever"), is a single-camera buddy comedy about what happens when two best friends come back together just when they need each other the most. Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso and Emma Crawford have shared countless adventures growing up together in the charming town of Pinebrook, CT. Now, Maggie and Emma are in store for one of their biggest adventures yet - raising a baby. When Maggie discovers that her husband is having an online affair with a muscular German woman, Emma gives up her burgeoning business career in China to stay in their hometown and help Maggie raise her baby. Meanwhile, as Maggie prepares for the birth of her first child and the fallout of her marriage ending, Emma must confront the past that she abruptly left behind thirteen years ago -- her first love and local cop Mark (Keegan-Michael Key), her prim-and-proper mother (Jane Kaczmarek) and a small town that she's never felt comfortable in. Despite their differences - Emma is brash, bold, and assertive while Maggie is grounded, rational, and safe - the women complement each other the way only best friends can, by facing the challenges of their past, present and future--together.
DAUGHTER'S NIGHTMARE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/3/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2014) Soon after her father's death, college freshman Ariel (Disney Channel star Emily Osment) learns her mother, Dana, has met Adam (One Tree Hill's Paul Johansson), a seemingly well-meaning and charming man at a grief support group. He claims to be a nurse, but the longer he hangs around the sicker and more isolated Dana becomes, even from Ariel. When Dana suddenly goes missing it's up to Ariel to discover the terrible truth of Adam's past before it is too late. With the help of Adam's son Ben (Pretty Little Liars' Gregg Sulkin), they will stop at nothing to bring Dana back.
OMG EMT! (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 5/3/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, April 2014) When emergency medical technicians are first on the scene in response to a medical 911 call, they never know what they are going to get when they walk into a crisis situation. On Saturday, May 3rd at 10/9c, TLC premieres OMG EMT!, a new series that features some of the most memorable and unusual emergency calls, told by real-life EMTs who face these stranger-than-fiction scenarios every day. From the ridiculous to the downright crazy, every call has to be taken seriously, even when it proves to be difficult for the professionals to keep a straight face. Saving lives is not easy, and OMG EMT! proves it, one crazy tale at a time. OMG EMT! gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the unpredictable lives of the tireless rescue professionals as they test their training and learn some new tricks along the way. In the premiere episode, three different EMT teams face daunting challenges that range from an elderly woman with a prizefighter's temperament and a dog with a taste for rescue team members, to the combo of not-so-invincible college guys and a stairway that leads to a backside downslide.
HUNGRY INVESTORS (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 5/4/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, April 2014) "Bar Rescue" star Jon Taffer teams up with acclaimed celebrity chef and author John Besh and "Top Chef All-Star" Tiffany Derry on a cross country search for struggling restaurants with incredible potential for success. In each episode, these "diamond in the rough" restaurants will compete head-to-head in challenge based competitions, giving these owners a chance to save their livelihood - their business - and prove to the experts that their restaurant is worthy of an investment.
GOOD SISTER, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/10/14 at 8:00 PM
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MOTHER'S DAY OFF (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 5/10/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) A stay-at-home mom decides to finally chase her dreams and spends Mother's Day weekend away from home. During her time away, she learns that living a glamorous life won't bring her happiness without her family by her side. Stars: Bonnie Somerville and James Tupper. Premieres: Saturday, May 10 @ 9pm ET/PT, 8C.
ROSEMARY'S BABY (NBC)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/11/14 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, April 2014) "Rosemary's Baby," the four-hour adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, will air on NBC Sunday, May 11 and Thursday, May 15. The telecast will air each night from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. "Rosemary's Baby" centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, the wife becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born. The miniseries, from Lionsgate Television, stars Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs and Carole Bouquet.
PENNY DREADFUL (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, February 2014) In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters - including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light - have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) and Danny Sapani (The Bill) also star. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar(R) nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar(R) winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by J.A. Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.
COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/13/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, October 2013) COMING BACK WITH WES MOORE -- Tuesdays, May 13-27, 2013, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET -- Meet returning U.S. veterans as they welcome cameras into their homes and their lives in this three-part special programmed in time for Memorial Day. Hosted by combat veteran and The New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore, the series tells personal stories of an exceptional group of people, the challenges they face and their courageous efforts to overcome obstacles as they work to readjust to life back home.
RIOT (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/13/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2014) This hilarious thrill ride will knock you off your feet as Australian comedian Rove McManus and seven accomplished comics join RIOT, which will premiere on Tuesday, May 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) following the season finale of GLEE on FOX. Executive-produced by Shine America and Steve Carell's Carousel Television, RIOT features a group of regular players - including John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jordan Black, Jessica McKenna, Meryl Hathaway and Rob Gleeson - improvising a series of showdowns designed to test mind and body. Throughout the show, the players must think on their feet as they face unpredictable song, dance and sketch challenges, often while navigating the show's trademark one-of-a-kind set, tilted at a 22 degree angle.
ROSEMARY'S BABY (NBC)
· [original mini-series finale] · 5/15/14 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, April 2014) "Rosemary's Baby," the four-hour adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, will air on NBC Sunday, May 11 and Thursday, May 15. The telecast will air each night from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. "Rosemary's Baby" centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, the wife becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born. The miniseries, from Lionsgate Television, stars Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs and Carole Bouquet.
RETURN TO ZERO (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/17/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2014) Lifetime launches its first-ever global premiere event with the debut of the film, Return to Zero, starring Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting ,About a Boy, The Riches), Paul Adelstein (Private Practice, Scandal), Alfred Molina (The Normal Heart, Chocolat), Connie Nielsen (The Following), Sarah Jones (Alcatraz), Andrea Anders (Joey) and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kathy Baker (Picket Fences). Debuting in the U.S. on Saturday, May 17, at 8pm ET/PT, the film will also air in Canada, the U.K., Spain, France, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, and Hong Kong, with other territories to be confirmed. A+E Networks is handling global sales of Return to Zero. Based on the true story from writer, director and producer Sean Hanish's own personal experiences, Return to Zero follows the story of Maggie (Driver) and Aaron (Adelstein) who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child. Just a few weeks before their son's due date, Maggie and Aaron receive devastating news a heartbeat is no longer detectable in the womb. As the couple attempt to go on with their lives, they quickly discover they cannot escape their grief and their relationship is forever changed by their loss. With infidelity and separation at their heels, Maggie discovers she is pregnant again, and the two must reunite to face another turbulent and terrifying pregnancy that tests their strength and love.
LABYRINTH (THE CW)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/22/14 at 8:00 PM
(from The CW's press release, February 2014) In Carcassonne, France, in the year 1209, 17-year-old Alaïs (Jessica Brown-Findlay, "Downton Abbey," "Misfits"), is given a mysterious book by her father; a book which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alaïs cannot understand the book's strange words and labyrinth symbols, her father instructs her to protect the book no matter what happens to him. Alaïs realizes that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe. Eight centuries later, at an archeological dig in the French Pyrenees, a young volunteer named Alice Tanner (Vanessa Kirby, "The Hour," "Great Expectations") discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realizes she's disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past - Alice's own past - has been revealed. In addition to Brown-Findlay and Kirby, LABYRINTH features a multi-national cast which includes two-time Oscar(R) nominee, three-time BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe(R) winner John Hurt ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"), Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The First Avenger," "Gossip Girl"), Tom Felton (the "Harry Potter" films, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), Oscar(R), BAFTA and Golden Globes(R) nominee Janet Suzman ("Nicholas and Alexandra," "Midsomer Murders"), multi-award winner Claudia Gerini ("The Passion of the Christ," "Under the Tuscan Sun"), Katie McGrath ("Merlin," "Red Mist"), Emun Elliott ("Game of Thrones," "Black Death") and Tony Curran ("The Pillars of the Earth," "The Adventures of Tintin").
LABYRINTH (THE CW)
· [original mini-series finale] · 5/23/14 at 8:00 PM
(from The CW's press release, February 2014) In Carcassonne, France, in the year 1209, 17-year-old Alaïs (Jessica Brown-Findlay, "Downton Abbey," "Misfits"), is given a mysterious book by her father; a book which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alaïs cannot understand the book's strange words and labyrinth symbols, her father instructs her to protect the book no matter what happens to him. Alaïs realizes that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe. Eight centuries later, at an archeological dig in the French Pyrenees, a young volunteer named Alice Tanner (Vanessa Kirby, "The Hour," "Great Expectations") discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realizes she's disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past - Alice's own past - has been revealed. In addition to Brown-Findlay and Kirby, LABYRINTH features a multi-national cast which includes two-time Oscar(R) nominee, three-time BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe(R) winner John Hurt ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"), Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The First Avenger," "Gossip Girl"), Tom Felton (the "Harry Potter" films, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), Oscar(R), BAFTA and Golden Globes(R) nominee Janet Suzman ("Nicholas and Alexandra," "Midsomer Murders"), multi-award winner Claudia Gerini ("The Passion of the Christ," "Under the Tuscan Sun"), Katie McGrath ("Merlin," "Red Mist"), Emun Elliott ("Game of Thrones," "Black Death") and Tony Curran ("The Pillars of the Earth," "The Adventures of Tintin").
BLOOD LAKE: ATTACK OF THE KILLER LAMPREYS (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [original telefilm] · 5/25/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2014) Premiering Sunday, May 25, at 9 PM ET/PT, BLOOD LAKE: ATTACK OF THE KILLER LAMPREYS, from the creators of Sharknado, serves as a frightening reminder that monsters come in all shapes and sizes and can attack when you least expect. Actors Shannen Doherty (90210), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Jason Brooks (Days of Our Lives) star in the thriller set in small-town Michigan, where lampreys terrorize the residents, and each dip in the pool or trip to the toilet turns into a life-or-death situation. Looking for their next blood-filled victim, Lampreys, which are eel-like fish with huge-toothed, funnel-like mouths, insinuate their slimy bodies throughout the town's sewer system. There is absolutely nowhere to run, and no one is safe. When are they going to strike next? Who's the next victim? The only thing you can be sure is that it's going to suck - big time!
NORMAL HEART, THE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/25/14 at 9:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, February 2014) The HBO Films presentation THE NORMAL HEART is scheduled to debut SUNDAY, MAY 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts, the drama also stars Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Stephen Spinella, Corey Stoll, Finn Wittrock and BD Wong. Directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, THE NORMAL HEART tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
PETALS ON THE WIND (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/26/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2014) On the heels of the Lifetime Original Movie Flowers in the Attic, this year's number one movie telecast on ad-supported cable, Lifetime will premiere the much-anticipated sequel Petals on the Wind (#PetalsOnTheWind) on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at 9 pm PT/ET. Based on the second gothic novel of the iconic V.C. Andrews series about the Dollanganger family, the film begins ten years after the siblings have escaped the attic where their mother Corrine (Heather Graham, Drugstore Cowboy) and grandmother Olivia (Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals) kept them locked away for more than two years. A decade after Cathy (Rose McIver, Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time), Christopher (Wyatt Nash, Pretty Little Liars) and Carrie (Bailey Buntain, Bunheads) escaped from their grandparents' attic at Foxworth Hall, Petals on the Wind continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they attempt to put their sordid past behind them, but soon discover certain secrets can't be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship with a fellow dancer, Julian (Will Kemp, 90210), Christopher and Cathy are forced to face the forbidden feelings they developed for one another while coming of age during captivity. But when tragedy strikes the Dollangangers once again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother with a plan to seduce her husband Bart (Dylan Bruce, Orphan Black). When Christopher runs to Cathy's side, the two are determined to start over again - together.
WORLD WARS, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/26/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, March 2014) HISTORY will premiere the six-hour special event series, THE WORLD WARS, on three consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT, continuing Tuesday, May 27 at 9PM ET/PT and concluding Wednesday, May 28 at 9PM ET/PT. Later this summer, the three-part series will also premiere on H2 and in more than 160 countries across the globe. THE WORLD WARS tells the story of three devastating decades of war told through the eyes of the powerful men who held the fate of humankind in their hands; men like Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The series examines the two wars as one contiguous timeline starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately making some of the toughest decisions in the history of mankind in World War II. The stories will be told through the original style HISTORY and Stephen David Entertainment developed on the Emmy(R) Award-winning THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA using state of the art CGI, dramatic scenes and contributors like Senator John McCain, General Colin Powell, Leon Panetta, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, British Prime Minister John Major and more.
I WANNA MARRY "HARRY" (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2014) Reality meets romance, with a little twist, in the surprising dating show I WANNA MARRY "HARRY," premiering Tuesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Summer love is in the air, as an average English "bloke" is given the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover before meeting 12 single American women searching for Prince Charming. Will he be able to convince them he's regal? And if he does, will they fall for the crown, or fall in love with the real him? Join "Harry" as he courts each of the ladies, taking them on romantic dates worthy of a princess and trying to make some version of their fairytales come true.
NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) "The Night Shift" focuses on the men and women who work the overnight shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. They are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan (Eoin Macken, "Merlin"). After three grueling tours of duty in Afghanistan, T.C. is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right here at home. He and his team of late-night docs, including best friend Topher (Ken Leung, "Lost") and protégé Drew (Brendan Fehr, "Roswell"), know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake, they are all business. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new senior management and boss Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, "Six Feet Under"), who has to balance the real-world pressures of cutting costs while battling the stigma that he is more interested in saving money than helping people.
WIL WHEATON PROJECT (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2014) Syfy has greenlit the 12-episode summer series, The Wil Wheaton Project (working title), a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor, blogger and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The 30-minute show will offer a fast-paced, lighthearted exploration and celebration of all things within the realm of science fiction and genre entertainment. The series premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10PM ET/PT on Syfy. The announcement was made today by Dave Howe, President, Syfy. Each week, Wil provides his insider point-of-view, sense of humor and genre expertise as he dissects the week's most popular and trending topics across science fiction film, television and pop culture, video games, viral videos and news. Wil is on his feet for the rapid-fire half hour, delivering witty commentary on the things he knows and loves in this golden age of sci-pop culture. The result is a fun appreciation and celebration of fandom and all things science fiction.
UNDATEABLE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/14 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) Whether it's due to a lack of style, the wrong job, or even just a bad haircut, everyone goes through a time in their lives when they're undateable. Most of us eventually grow out of it, but some people need a little more help than others. Enter Danny Burton (Chris D'Elia, "Whitney"). Confident, attractive and impervious to outside opinions, 29-year-old Danny - who may be in a state of arrested development himself - decides to help out his new roommate, Justin Kearney (comedian Brent Morin), the owner of an unsuccessful bar and a chronic overthinker, and Justin's group of oddball friends - Shelly (comedian Ron Funches), Burski (comedian Rick Glassman) and Brett (David Fynn, "Game of Thrones"). Danny introduces the gang to his recently divorced older sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich, "Rules of Engagement"), who immediately bonds with this group of guys, as she feels a little stuck in her own life as well. The gang spends most of their time at Justin's bar, helping solve each other's respective problems over beers, and while they love to give each other a hard time, they always have each other's back.
AMERICAN RIVER RENEGADES (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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CROSSBONES (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence where the diabolical pirate Blackbeard (John Malkovich) reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown and part marauder's paradise, New Providence is a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, assassin Tom Lowe is sent to the buccaneers' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he ?nds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can't help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds, and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard's rule. He is a man with many rivals and one great weakness - a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny.
MYSTERY MILLIONAIRE (WE)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, April 2014) When you're wealthy, the world is your playground. Luxury cars, fine restaurants, and five-star travel are commonplace. But how good is the "good life" if you don't have someone to share it with? WE tv's "Mystery Millionaire" is a social dating experiment like no other where wealthy bachelors (and bachelorettes) who've been unlucky in love go undercover as average singles in search of their soul mates. When the million-dollar lie is finally revealed, no two singles respond the same. Can they move past it into relationship bliss or will deceit tear them apart?
MENTOR, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/31/14 at 8:00 PM
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COLOR OF RAIN, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/31/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) In this moving true story, Gina Kell and Michael Spehn are each grief-stricken when their spouses succumb to cancer just weeks apart. Although from the same church and school community, Gina and Michael were never friends, until their incredible tragedies and the sudden overwhelming task of being single parents brings them closer than they ever imagined. Starring: Lacey Chabert and Warren Christie
SING YOUR FACE OFF (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2014) ABC announced the premiere of new summer series "Sing Your Face Off," on Saturday, May 31 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. Two all-new episodes will air back-to-back in that two-hour time period each week. The show will be paired with "Bet On Your Baby," which as previously announced, will debut that same night at 8:00 p.m., making for all-original programming on Saturday nights on the network. "Sing Your Face Off" is a talent variety competition featuring celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a legendary musical icon. Over the course of the series, the five celebrities - Sebastian Bach/legendary rock star from the band Skid Row, Landry Fields/NBA's Toronto Raptors, Jon Lovitz/comedian, actor, singer, China Anne McClain/Disney Channel's "A.N.T. Farm," and Lisa Rinna/"Days of Our Lives" - will take on the identity of an iconic music performer. The celebrities could find themselves transformed into someone far older, younger or even someone of the opposite sex. From the hours in the makeup chair to the days spent with choreographers and vocal coaches, each show will feature the complete transformation - not just physical - the celebrities will embody everything about the assigned icon - their walk, their talk, and their distinguishing mannerisms leading up to the live performance in front of the studio audience. Viewers will get the chance to see each of the celebrities portray multiple musical performers during the series -- such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Pavarotti, Pitbull, Britney Spears, and Tina Turner to name a few. John Barrowman ("Arrow," "Torchwood") is the host. Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond are the primary judges, while guest judges along the way will include David Allen Grier, RuPaul, Carnie Wilson, Richard Simmons, Tom Arnold, and Carmen Electra.
MY TINY TERROR (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2014) With 40 years under her belt, small dog trainer Jacqueline Wilson trains some of the naughtiest and tiniest dogs. These teacup pups may look sweet, but they're causing mayhem in their owners' homes. From these pups' incessant barking at strangers to ankle bites that end with hospitalizations, our expert has seen it all. In MY TINY TERROR (working title), these yappy purse pups and their sometimes even yappier owners are going to learn their manners.
HALT AND CATCH FIRE (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, March 2014) AMC announced today it will premiere its upcoming new drama series "Halt and Catch Fire" on Sunday, June 1 at 10pm ET/PT. From AMC Studios, the series captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio - a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy - take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. The 10-episode series is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and executive produced by showrunner Jonathan Lisco ("Southland") and Gran Via Production's Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify," Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein ("Breaking Bad," "Rectify"). Filmed on location in Atlanta, the series stars Lee Pace (Lincoln, "Pushing Daisies") as Joe MacMillan, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) as Donna Clark and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) as John Bosworth. "Halt and Catch Fire" is set roughly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product - the IBM PC. It is also the same year people realize the IBM PC's fatal flaw, which quickly makes personal computing anyone's game. In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive, Joe McMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer, he forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. McMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a once great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife Donna (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan's rogue PC project. While charting the changing culture of Texas' Silicon Prairie, tensions build within the group as they attempt to navigate the thin line between visionary and fraud, genius and delusion, and as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate. "Halt and Catch Fire" thrives on the spirit of innovation and explores what it's like to stand at the forefront of something truly great and world-changing and work towards it, no matter the risk.
FAMOUS IN 12 (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2014) All-new reality docuseries FAMOUS IN 12 premieres Tuesday, June 3 (8:00-9:00 pm ET). FAMOUS IN 12 is an unscripted series/social experiment that will film one fame-seeking family around the clock for 12 weeks straight. The family will be guided by the TMZ machine, which will create a series of opportunities for them. TMZ and Harvey Levin will help, and additional experts will be brought in throughout the course of the series to provide input and guidance on the path to fame, but it is up to the family to pull it off. Throughout their 12-week quest, the family will circulate through some of Los Angeles' most populated - and popular - venues in order to seize opportunities that might come calling. Executive produced by David Garfinkle ("Naked and Afraid"), Jay Renfroe ("Naked and Afraid") and Harvey Levin ("TMZ"), FAMOUS IN 12 is from Renegade 83 and Harvey Levin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television and Telepictures.
JENNIFER FALLS (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/14 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, March 2014) Kicking off the summer season will be "Jennifer Falls," the network's brand new original comedy, premiering Wednesday, June 4th at 10:30pm ET/PT. The first-ever single camera comedy for TV Land revolves around Jennifer Doyle (Pressly), a former high-powered executive who has fallen and hit every bump on the way down to rock bottom. With her teenage daughter (Dylan Gelula) in tow, Jennifer moves back in with her mother (Walter) and takes a job in the bar owned by her meek brother (Suplee) and passive-aggressive sister-in-law (Nora Kirkpatrick) as a last resort. There, she reunites with her former best friend (Pyle) who turns out to be holding quite a grudge. But every cloud has a silver lining: there's nowhere to go but up.
IT TAKES A CHURCH (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, March 2014) At an upfront presentation held this morning at New York City's Sony Club, GSN, the multimedia company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment, announced the premiere date of the upcoming original series, IT TAKES A CHURCH. GSN also revealed an integration deal with ChristianMingle, the largest online community for Christian singles for the new series. IT TAKES A CHURCH debuts on Thursday, June 5 at 9 p.m (ET/PT) following original episodes of THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) GSN's highest rated original series of all time. Hosted by 2014 Grammy(R) Nominee and multi Dove Award winner Natalie Grant, IT TAKES A CHURCH features Christian congregations across the country who play matchmaker in a competition to help an unattached fellow parishioner find their partner. Each one-hour episode features a different congregation from across the country including Brooklyn, NY; Baltimore, MD; Goshen, IN; Milwaukee, WI; Rock Hill, SC; Oxnard, CA; and Tempe, AZ.
MY GEORGE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/7/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) A struggling novelist gets her big break when a book she writes about her dream man finally sells to a greedy literary agent, who wants to market it as a true story. Suddenly needing to find a guy to promote the book with her as her perfect boyfriend, the writer tries to make a romance spark between her and a local realtor, only to discover she's been ignoring an imperfectly true love all along. Starring: Sarah Lancaster, Vivica A. Fox, Kip Pardue and Brandon Quinn
POWER (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, April 2014) Starz announced today that its highly anticipated new original series "Power" will debut on Saturday, June 7th at 9pm ET/PT with the release of Executive Producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson's new music video for "Big Rich Town." The single, which was created specifically for the show and will serve as the main title theme, is performed by 50 Cent and features never before seen footage from the New York based crime drama from Emmy(R) nominated writer Courtney Kemp Agboh. Starz also released the official key art for the series. "Power" tells the story of a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds, the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. James "Ghost" St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost's plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It's a front for Ghost's criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful. As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you're in, can you ever get out? The cast is led by Omari Hardwick (Sparkle, For Colored Girls, Kick Ass, "Being Mary Jane") who is joined by Lela Loren (Snitch, "Gang Related"), Naturi Naughton (Fame, "The Client List," "Mad Men") and Joseph Sikora (Jack Reacher, Safe, "Boardwalk Empire"). Hardwick stars as main character 'James "Ghost" St. Patrick'; Loren plays 'Angela Valdes', an old flame of James's who unexpectedly reenters his life; Naughton will play 'Tasha St. Patrick', wife, confidant and willing accomplice to James and Sikora plays 'Tommy Egan', childhood best friend and business partner to "Ghost."
ESCAPE CLUB (E!)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, March 2014) In the new one-hour series "Escape Club," E! sends 12 twenty-somethings looking to escape and reboot their lives to an exclusive, exotic resort where they will do whatever it takes to keep their place in paradise. Those daydreaming about changing the course of their lives are now given the opportunity to drop everything, fully disconnect and experience the ultimate tropical bliss... but as they rejuvenate and passions are reignited, paradise has its price and twists and surprises along the way force everyone to stay on their toes. Produced by Shed Media, Pam Healey, John Hesling, Dan Snook and Matt Odgers are executive producers.
MURDER IN THE FIRST (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, March 2014) TNT will take viewers deep inside a complex homicide investigation in Murder in the First, a powerful new crime drama co-created by Emmy(R)-winner Steven Bochco and newcomer Eric Lodal. Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss) star in the series, which will follow a single murder investigation across an entire season. Also starring are Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Mimi Kirkland (Safe Haven), Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), Lombardo Boyar (The Bernie Mac Show), Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0), Bess Rous (What Just Happened), Nicole Ari Parker (Revolution), Currie Graham (Raising the Bar), Richard Schiff (The West Wing), James Cromwell (Babe, L.A. Confidential) and Steven Weber (Dallas, Wings). The series follows homicide detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) as they investigate two seemingly unrelated murders. The mystery deepens, however, when they find both murders have a common denominator in a Silicon Valley wunderkind (Felton). Murder in the First is being produced by TNT Originals, with Bochco and Lodal serving as executive producers.
CHASING LIFE (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, March 2014) "Chasing Life" premieres Tuesday, June 10th, at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The new one-hour drama follows April (Italia Ricci), a smart, twenty-something, aspiring journalist who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, Sara (Mary Page Keller), rebellious little sister, Brenna (Haley Ramm), and her grandmother, Emma (Rebecca Schull). We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she's landed a fantastic opportunity to impress her hard-nosed Boston newspaper editor and an office romance with her super-sexy co-worker Dominic (Richard Brancatisano) is just beginning to blossom. In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle George (Steven Weber) works as an oncologist, and she learns the devastating news that she has cancer. The series follows April through her journey in the face of this daunting revelation, during a time in her life when the challenges of finding love and success would be enough to keep any girl occupied. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals. Along the way, she'll find new reserves of strength and passion within and discover that facing death may really be the only way to truly live.
MEMORY BOOK, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 6/14/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) Chloe Davenport, a budding photographer in San Francisco, discovers a personal book of pictures showcasing the romance of a young couple from the early seventies. Although the pictures show a couple who is very happy, Chloe is skeptical and believes true love is a falsehood. Wanting to find out more, Chloe sets out on an emotional journey to find the couple, Sarah and Jonathan, who she knows only through their old photos. With the help of a new friend, handsome but impulsive bartender Gabe, she follows leads all around the city, attempting to discover love and find the willingness to accept it in her own life. Starring: Meghan Ory and Luke Macfarlane
LEFTOVERS, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/15/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2014) From Damon Lindelof (Emmy(R) winner for "Lost") and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award(R) nominee for "Little Children"), THE LEFTOVERS begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), immediately following the season finale of "Game of Thrones." Based on Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name, the drama series is an original look at The Rapture... because it's not entirely clear The Rapture happened. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka star. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner.
ABBY'S STUDIO RESCUE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2014) Renowned dance coach and Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller is on the road, looking to transform dance studios on the brink of disaster in the all-new series, Abby's Studio Rescue, premiering Tuesday, June 17, at 9pm ET/PT. Each week, the show follows Abby as she dishes her tough love and no-nonsense advice while giving dance studios a second chance to finally bring home the gold. With seven one-hour episodes, Abby's Studio Rescue sends Abby to studios across the country that are in need of a head-to-toe overhaul of their business before their doors are forced shut forever. A studio owner since 1980, Abby knows running a business can be full of challenges and she is ready to give them the tools they need to take their studios and dancers to the next level. Whether it's fine-tuning choreography, finding the right staff, scheduling classes, tweaking dances, dealing with overbearing moms or even renovating the studio space, Abby's Studio Rescue will help them all raise the bar.
FUNNIEST WINS (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, February 2014) TBS is teaming up with comedy heavyweight and WhatTheFunny.com founder Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie, In Living Color, The Wayans Bros.) on a new competition series that's all about the laughs. The network has greenlit Funniest Wins (working title), in which Wayans, along with some of his comedian friends and family members, will set out to find the funniest multi-talented comedian out there today. Funniest Wins joins TBS's popular lineup of comedic competition series, including King of the Nerds, which is currently in its second season on Thursday nights, and Deal With It, which returns for a new season on March 19. TBS has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Funniest Wins, with plans to launch the series this summer. Funniest Wins is being produced for TBS by Workaholic/Marlon and Eyeworks USA. Serving as executive producers are Marlon Wayans (A Haunted House, A Haunted House 2), Rick Alvarez (A Haunted House, White Chicks) and Lisa Blum (Scary Movie, Legit) for Workaholic/Marlon, and JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Adam Kaloustian for Eyeworks USA (Extreme Weight Loss, Bar Rescue, Opposite Worlds, My Cat from Hell). Steve Harris (The Jacksons, Mob Wives) serves as producer.
DOMINION (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, March 2014) This June, Syfy furthers its commitment to premium scripted programming by dedicating an all-new night to original dramas. Beginning June 19, Syfy will kick off its new Thursday night block with the one-two punch of the season two premiere of Defiance, followed by the series premiere of Syfy's newest scripted series, Dominion. Immediately following the return of Defiance, Syfy will air the 90-minute series premiere of Dominion at 9PM ET/PT. Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years after the events of the movie and picking up in the aftermath of a catastrophic war between an army of angels and mankind that has transformed the world. The series follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier, set against a backdrop of the ultimate celestial battle as it touches down on earth. Dominion stars Christopher Egan (Kings), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias).
SEVEN DEADLY SINS (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/14 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Showtime's press release, March 2014) SHOWTIME will take an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin in the documentary series SEVEN DEADLY SINS, from Oscar(R)-nominated executive producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), under his Warrior Poets production banner (Inside Man, One Direction: This is Us), along with his producing partner Jeremy Chilnick. Hosted by Spurlock, this stylized documentary series will explore each of the seven deadly sins -- one per episode -- and will be told through Spurlock's unique and extreme lens. SEVEN DEADLY SINS will debut on Thursday, June 19 at 11 p.m. on SHOWTIME.
ALMOST ROYAL (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, March 2014) BBC AMERICA has commissioned its first original comedy series Almost Royal, a tale of two young British aristocrats on their first trip to the United States - interacting with real-life Americans. The (7x30) series is produced by Burning Bright Productions with Clive Tulloh (Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, The Dame Edna Treatment, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman) as executive producer and Seamus Murphy-Mitchell (Bug, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross) as series producer. Almost Royal premieres Saturday, June 21, 10:00pm ET following the Orphan Black season two finale. Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) are heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England, where they have enjoyed privileged lives as distant descendants of the British Royal Family. They have agreed to have a camera crew follow them on an unofficial royal tour of the greatest country on earth - the United States of America. While also commemorating their late father, Lord Carlton, the road trip will provide the sheltered siblings with an opportunity to spread their wings and see the world. Georgie and Poppy have never worked a day in their lives, driven themselves anywhere or solved any problem more complex than telling their butler to tell their cook what they want for lunch.
LAST SHIP, THE (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, March 2014) This summer, TNT is going to take take viewers on an action-packed ride with the exciting new drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). The Last Ship opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler's second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage). Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship comes to TNT from Bay's Platinum Dunes and its partners, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, whose credits include the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay, Fuller and Form serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace, The Nine), Steven Kane (The Closer) and director Jack Bender (Lost). Steinberg and Kane wrote the series pilot, which was directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571).
MUSKETEERS, THE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, April 2014) A fresh and contemporary take on the classic Alexandre Dumas characters, The Musketeers is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is an idea more than a reality. In addition to being King Louis XIII's personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis and Porthos stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love - and for the thrill of it. The series created by Adrian Hodges (My Week With Marilyn, Primeval) is made by BBC Drama Production for BBC One, co-produced by BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide. The 10-part first season premieres Sunday, June 22, 9:00pm ET. Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) stars as D'Artagnan alongside Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Hour, The Thick Of It), Maimie McCoy (Loving Miss Hatto), Tamla Kari (Cuckoo, The Inbetweeners Movie) and Hugo Speer (Bedlam) also star in the series. Additionally, viewers can expect to see guest cast including JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger), Vincent Regan (Snow White and the Huntsman), Ashley Walters (Inside Men), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Tara Fitzgerald (Waking the Dead), Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class), Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge), Vinnie Jones (Snatch) and Sean Pertwee (Elementary). Jessica Pope (Quirke, Burton and Taylor, State Within) is the BBC executive producer, Adrian Hodges is an executive producer and lead writer, and Colin Wratten (Inside Men, Waking the Dead) is producer.
RISING STAR (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) ABC's new reality series "Rising Star" completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as--for the first time ever--the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they audition in live performances. During the performances, viewers vote via an App in real time to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on, and the performer can see how the voting is going during the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.
OPERATION CHANGE (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, April 2014) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air the 10-part documentary series "Operation Change" premiering on Monday, June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows Bill & Tani Austin and their son Steven Sawalich from the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a global non-profit organization that gives free hearing aids to those in need, as they are joined by celebrities and philanthropists to tackle some of the most challenging issues plaguing our world today. "Operation Change" gives viewers unprecedented access to some of the world's most dangerous, desolate and poverty-stricken places. The series features former President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Elton John, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Donna Karan, and Harry Connick, Jr. among many others, each working to benefit a different region and local organization. From the West Bank of Palestine to the wilds of Papua New Guinea, this documentary series reveals the untold stories of some of the world's seemingly insurmountable challenges, as well as its greatest heroes.
CEELO GREEN'S THE GOOD LIFE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/14 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, May 2013) Chart-topping, Grammy-winning recording artist, entrepreneur and pop culture iconCeeLo Green is coming to TBS in the brand new show The CeeLo Life (working title). TBS has ordered six episodes of the unscripted series, which will follow CeeLo as he tackles not only a packed schedule of producing, recording and performing, but also a creative partnership with his longtime best friends - Big Gipp, Khujoand T-Mo - as they prepare to bring their legendary hip-hop group Goodie Mob back to the world stage. Set to premiere on TBS in 2014, The CeeLo Life is being produced by Emerald TV Productions, LLC and Rogue Atlas. CeeLo is executive-producing the series with Larry Mestel (CeeLo Green is Loberace), Emerald's Andrew Jameson (Living Lohan) and Rogue Atlas' Eli Frankel (Family Trade).
YOUNG & HUNGRY (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, March 2014) "Young & Hungry," executive produced by Ashley Tisdale ("High School Musical"), premieres Wednesday June 25th, at 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi (Emily Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef. Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh's aide, Elliot (Rex Lee), who prefers a famous chef for the job. When Josh enlists Gabi to prepare a romantic meal for him and his girlfriend, the dinner goes awry and Gabi finds herself in a very awkward position. With the help of her best friend Sofia (Aimee Carrero) and Josh's housekeeper Yolanda (Kym Whitley), Gabi turns a difficult situation into an opportunity for employment and maybe even love.
MYSTERY GIRLS (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/14 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, March 2014) "Mystery Girls," starring Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth, premieres Wednesday, June 25th, at 8:30 - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The comedy series follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90's when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Miguel Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a "Mystery Girls" fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo, and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test. The series is also executive produced by Spelling and Garth.
TAXI BROOKLYN (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) An action-comedy police procedural centered on the fractious, closely bonded partnership between a streetwise Marseilles-born New York City taxi driver and an intensely driven NYPD detective for whom this immigrant cabbie becomes chauffeur, insider on the streets and unofficial partner.
OH SAY CAN YOU SEE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/28/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) Fireworks go off when Amy Peterson comes home to help save her family's annual 4th of July celebration and discovers she really does love the man who she left to pursue her dreams of being a journalist. There's just one problem: he's engaged to be married to her best friend, and Amy has been asked to be the maid of honor. Starring: Meghan Markle, Christopher Jacot, Kristina Pesic, Jacqueline Samuda, Keith MacKechnie and Lochlyn Munro
RECKLESS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) RECKLESS is set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. RECKLESS stars Anna Wood, Cam Gigandet, Shawn Hatosy, Adam Rodriguez, Georgina Haig, Kim Wayans, Gregory Harrison and Michael Gladis. Dana Stevens, Kim Moses, Ian Sanders, Corey Miller and Catherine Hardwicke are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.
VICIOUS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/14 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2014) Partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years, are always at each other's throats, making snide remarks aimed at the other's age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious fighting, they share a deep love. Freddie and Stuart are often joined by feisty best friend Violet (Frances de la Tour, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Ash (Iwan Rheon, "Game of Thrones"), their young, upstairs neighbor.
MAN FINDS FOOD (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2014) In "Man Finds Food," foodie Adam Richman is on the ultimate hunt to uncover the most unique, surprising and delicious hidden food treasures across America. He searches for the dishes you would never find, and in places you would never expect. Thirteen half-hour episodes; produced by Sharp Entertainment with Travel Channel's Brian Leonard as Executive Producer.
AMERICAN GRILLED (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2014) In "American Grilled," local grill masters from various backgrounds compete against one another in the ultimate outdoor cooking challenge. Host and renowned chef David Guas turns up the heat on grillers across America as they compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights. In each episode, four contestants use locally sourced ingredients - blue crab in Maryland, quail in Georgia and T-bone steaks in Texas, to name a few - to test their epic backyard skills. They'll serve up delicious and original plates that skillfully showcase the grill and embrace the amazing local flavors. Thirteen one-hour episodes; produced by Original Media with Travel Channel's Patrick McManamee as Executive Producer.
FINDING CARTER (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/14 at 10:00 PM
EXTANT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) EXTANT is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. EXTANT stars Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic, Camryn Manheim, Michael O'Neill, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierce Gagnon and Grace Gummer. EXTANT is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank serve as executive producers. Halle Berry is a co-executive producer.
WELCOME TO SWEDEN (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/14 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) Bruce Evans (Greg Poehler) and Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch) seem to be the perfect couple, so when she makes the life-changing decision to move back to her native Stockholm to accept a prestigious banking position after a year together, she is surprised and thrilled that he agrees to move with her. Moving halfway around the world with a new love is a huge step and Bruce, with no job, friends or real clue about what he is getting himself into, is quick to face the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents - most notably, how to win over Emma's strange and very Swedish family.
WORKING THE ENGELS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/14 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) The series centers on a family who must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt. The Engels must all go to work running Dad's storefront law firm, with one minor problem - daughter Jenna is the only one who is qualified to practice law.
CHILLING VISIONS: 5 STATES OF FEAR (CHILLER)
· [original telefilm] · 7/11/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Chiller's press release, March 2014) 5 States of Fear is the newest installment in Chiller's anthology film series, Chilling Visions, which debuted last year and features the work of five up-and-coming filmmakers, each of whom create a short based on the subject of the anthology. 2013's inaugural installment was entitled Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear and included a film by critically-acclaimed young director Emily Hagins. 5 States of Fear will comprise shorts inspired by five basic human fears, with each short set in a specific location across five different U.S. states.
BACKPACKERS (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/14 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2014) The original half-hour comedy BACKPACKERS premieres Monday, July 14 (8:30-9:00 pm ET), following all-new episodes of WHOSE LINE. Originally created as a digital series for The CW's digital studio, CW Seed, BACKPACKERS, follows best friends Ryan (Noah Reid, "Titanic") and Brandon (Dillon Casey, "Nikita") as they race across Europe in search of Ryan's missing bride-to-be, while also struggling with the eternal twenty-something question of what to do with their lives. When Ryan's lost journal suddenly gets posted online and explodes across the internet, Ryan's life dream of becoming a published author becomes real - if only he can track down the jerk who stole the journal. With Brandon's slacker brother Andrew (Giacomo Gianniotti, "Reign") in tow, they travel from Thailand to Canada in search of the missing journal, while also seeking the ultimate answers to life, love and partying. BACKPACKERS is produced by Shaftesbury U.S. and Smokebomb Entertainment, Shaftesbury's award-winning digital media arm, in association with The CW Television Network. Developed for television and produced by Jay Bennett, BACKPACKERS is executive produced by Maggie Murphy, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie and Tom Mazza.
SEED (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/14 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2014) The half-hour comedy SEED premieres Monday, July 14 (9:30-10:00 pm ET), following encore episodes of WHOSE LINE. From the creative team of Joseph Raso ("Zombies & Cheerleaders") and award-winning writer/producer Mark Farrell ("This Hour Has 22 Minutes," "Made in Canada," "Corner Gas"), SEED tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson), a single, underachieving bachelor/bartender who is also a sperm donor. Harry reluctantly begins a relationship with three unique and separate recipient families - a laid-back lesbian couple with a 9-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be, and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter - with whom he'll come to share more than just his DNA. Produced by Force Four Entertainment, SEED is executive produced by Joseph Raso, Mark Farrell, John Ritchie, Rob Bromley and Gillian Lowrey. The Force Four production team includes Supervising Producer Paula J. Smith ("Less Than Kind") and Producer Karen Wentzell ("Trailer Park Boys").
UNDERGROUND BBQ CHALLENGE (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2014) "Underground BBQ Challenge" pits neighborhood against neighborhood across the country in an epic BBQ cooking contest. Host and acclaimed chef G. Garvin offers two teams of local grill masters a chance to prove they've got the chops to represent their town with the tastiest, most creatively cooked and presented BBQ. Garvin and two local judges decide which neighborhood's dish will win the Underground BBQ Challenge and the $10,000 prize. Eight one-hour episodes; produced by The Michael Group with Travel Channel's Dale Roy Robinson as Executive Producer.
MAKE OR BREAK: THE LINDA PERRY PROJECT (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2014) Linda Perry is a legendary musician, songwriter, and record producer, whose career in the business spans nearly 25 years. She has found success in the spotlight as the lead singer and primary songwriter of the group 4 Non Blondes, and behind the scenes as a composer, producer, as well as the founder of both a record label and a publishing company. From the producers of "VH1 Couples Therapy" and "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," "Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project," will open the doors to this music heavyweight's Hollywood studio for the first time ever as she works to re-launch her record label, Custard, and mentor a talented group of young artists - one of whom she plans to sign to her label. For these musicians, "The Linda Perry Project" is an unbelievable opportunity to prove themselves to a genuine music mogul who has composed and produced hit songs for the biggest names in music including Pink, James Blunt, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, and Christina Aguilera.
DATING NAKED (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2014) The series will play with the idea of what it really means to be naked in the search for love. Would your quest be more successful if you truly had nothing to hide? There's no clothing, no jewelry, no phones and no conventions of society. Just you. Filmed on a remote exotic locale, each close-ended episode will feature a man and a woman as they each date two different, naked suitors.
RUSH (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2014) RUSH: RUSH examines the world of renegade physician Dr. William P. Rush (Tom Ellis, "Miranda"), a "medical fixer" who privately caters to LA's elite and whose service comes with a hefty price tag. Though the hard-partying doctor claims that he doesn't make judgments about his less-than-squeaky-clean clients, he's not immune to the ugliness that he encounters. From Fox21 ("Homeland") and writer/director Jonathan Levine ("Warm Bodies"), along with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo ("Missing," "13 Going on 30") and Executive Producer Adam Fierro ("The Shield"), the series is set to film in Vancouver, Canada.
#CANDIDLYNICOLE (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2014) "#CandidlyNicole," produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder and based on the successful AOL online series of the same name, is set to premiere with 8 half-hour episodes. Voted one of the "best Twitter feeds" by Time magazine, Nicole will take audiences on a fun and intimate ride through her own amusing point-of-view based on her outlandish reflections on social media (where she has more than four million followers). The show will detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey into adulthood. Whether it's having a discussion with her dad about who his favorite daughter is on Father's Day, meeting with a doctor about having her tramp stamp removed or helping her best friend find a date, Nicole has no problem offering her uncensored opinion to everyone she meets (even if they didn't ask for it). Her one-of-a-kind, tongue-in-cheek commentary inspires people to laugh, learn and shake their head in wonderment.
SATISFACTION (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2014) SATISFACTION: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman (Matt Passmore, "The Glades") and his wife, Grace (Stephanie Szostak, "The Devil Wears Prada"), this series answers the question, "What do you do when having it all is not enough?" by delving into their shocking and unconventional choices. Michelle DeShon ("Hollywood Heights"), Katherine LaNasa ("The Campaign") and Blair Redford ("Switched at Birth") also star. SATISFACTION is from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and executive producer/creator Sean Jablonski (SUITS, "Nip Tuck"). Russ Krasnoff ("Community") of Krasnoff/Foster also serves as executive producer. The series is set to film in Atlanta, Georgia.
LEANN & EDDIE (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/14 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2014) Inside the sanctity of their world, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are a typical normal modern family -- a married couple, who both have careers and are also learning how to navigate the co-parenting of Eddie's two sons. But life outside the home for them is very different because they live in a fishbowl where the paparazzi stalk them, the tabloids report on any detail and the public gets only part of the real story. With "LeAnn & Eddie," they look forward to sharing a bit of their world and poke fun at what it's like to be a high-profile couple with more than a little misinformation out there about them.
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/19/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) Wendy Hartline is finally starting to settle into the single life after struggling with the death of her husband. After a difficult season of grief, she's taken over the family business of coordinating the town's most beautiful and memorable weddings with the help of her friend and co-worker Roseanne. However, when the charming and incredibly irritating Marco opens a legal practice that specializes in divorces right next to her wedding chapel, Wendy is going to make sure that she stops at nothing to promote her business and the sanctity of marriage. Along the way, Wendy learns that self-discovery and moving on are the ways to finding true happiness. Starring: Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields and Antonio Cupo
FLIPPING THE BLOCK (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/14 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, April 2014) Host Josh Temple guides viewers through the action as four teams battle it out in an eight-episode renovation competition to rebuild identical living spaces from the ground up. Each team of two will move in, demo the place and make over the entire home before it goes on the auction block. The winning duo keeps the return on investment, plus a $50,000 cash prize. Along the way, they will be mentored by HGTV and DIY Network all-stars, including David Bromstad, Nicole Curtis (Rehab Addict) and Scott McGillivray (Income Property).
FOOD FIGHTERS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) The best amateur cooks in America put their signature dishes to the test against five professional chefs. Television personality, author and food enthusiast Adam Richman ("Fandemonium," "Man vs. Food") hosts this compelling food battle in which home cooks face off against five culinary pros, climbing a money ladder with increasing cash prizes for every professional chef they knock out. A "Dinner Party" of culinary judges determines who has made the tastiest dish, revealing whether amateur cooks have what it takes to beat the very best.
WEDDING PLANNER MYSTERY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 7/26/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) Wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid has just landed the job that could propel her small business into the limelight - Nicky Parry's marriage to a concert pianist promises to be the season's biggest high society wedding, but when someone dies in a suspicious car crash and the bride is kidnapped, the impending nuptials turn into a nightmare. Relying upon her sharp intuition, humor and active imagination, Carnegie attempts to root out the culprit. Starring: Erica Durance, Andrew Walker, Brandon Beemer and Chelan Simmons
BIG TIME RV (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2014) "Big Time RV" gives viewers an all-access pass inside America's largest, and most prestigious, RV dealership located in Tampa, FL. While touring and testing every make and model of RV available, the expert sales force and first rate service center work together to satisfy the demands of RV lovers looking to buy or rent the biggest, most over-the-top RV's in the business. Six half-hour episodes; produced by Half Yard Productions with Travel Channel's Patrick McManamee as Executive Producer.
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2014) On PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, premiering Wednesday, July 30 (8:00-9:00 pm ET), aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn and Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross ("Friday Night with Jonathan Ross") serves as host. PENN & TELLER: FOOL US is produced by September Films (part of DCD Media) for ITV, with executive producers Peter Adam Golden, David Green, Peter Davey and Andrew Golder.
SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/30/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, January 2014) They're back - and shark happens! Syfy and The Asylum today announced that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited Sharknado sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, which begins filming in New York February 13. Anthony Ferrante will once again direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado, the iconic pop culture sensation which chainsawed its way through social media last summer. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple. Sharknado 2 is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July.
QUEST, THE (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 7/31/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Great fantasy is filled with adventure, challenges, discovery, fish out of water and good vs. evil -- turns out, another modern genre shares these exact same traits. Announcing "The Quest," a reality show that will literally take contestants and audiences to an amazing, imaginative realm, where the ogres are advancing in the woods, the dragons are stirring, agents of a dark lord are infiltrating the keep, and the only thing that stands between peace and chaos are 12 very unlikely heroes. From the producers of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, paired with the producers of "The Amazing Race," "The Quest" will be a fully immersive experience. In and around this castle, our fantasy realm will come to life with state-of-the art projections, animatronics, prosthetics, real-time motion capture and art direction. The narrative and mythology of "The Quest" is deep and fully imagined, and it has been designed to incorporate seamlessly with the unexpected actions and decisions of our contestants - fantasy comes alive as it never has before in this genre-bending series.
DAVID TUTERA'S CELEBRATIONS (WE)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, April 2014) Called the "Best Celebrity Wedding Planner" by Life & Style magazine, David Tutera is the king of celebrity events. Initially launched as "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," WE tv retooled the show last season to focus on more than just weddings, attracting more viewers to the series than ever before. In the show's next iteration, "David Tutera's CELEBrations," David's jaw-dropping work for his Hollywood clients takes center stage. From weddings to birthday parties and everything in between, David and his dedicated event team will plan rapper Lil Kim's baby shower, an over-the-top wedding for former "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member, Taylor Armstrong, and a birthday party for WWE Diva turned pop star, Amy Weber's five-year-old twins.
BACHELOR IN PARADISE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/14 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) From the creator of "The Bachelor" franchise comes the new summer series, "Bachelor in Paradise." Some of "The Bachelor's" biggest stars and villains are back. They all left "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" with broken hearts, but now they know what it really takes to find love, and on "Bachelor in Paradise" they'll get a second chance to find their soul mates. Contestants will live together in an isolated romantic paradise and, over the course of six episodes, we'll follow these former bachelors and bachelorettes as they explore new romantic relationships. America will watch as they fall in love or go through renewed heartbreak. The romantic dating series will feature new twists, shocking surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in "Bachelor" history, plus all the usual romance, drama and tears we've come to expect from the "Bachelor" franchise. It all comes together in the romantic television event of the summer.
HUMAN RESOURCES (PIVOT)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/14 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pivot's press release, April 2014) Documenting the non-stop and deadline-driven world of an innovative New Jersey-based company once touted as the "coolest little start-up in America," "Human Resources" is a half-hour, comedy about an eccentric entrepreneur, Tom Szaky, and his team of employees at TerraCycle, a company whose mission is to eliminate waste on a global scale. A 32-year-old businessman and Princeton University dropout, Tom's multimillion-dollar company (which operates in 24 countries) takes anything and everything that is landfill bound - from potato chip bags to dirty diapers to cigarette butts - and recycles, up-cycles and transforms these objects into cool and functional new products. The office is a crazy mix of hippies who enjoy kale chips and morning yoga... and older and more skeptical employees who find the younger staff to be a "bit naïve." The one thing that the team has in common is a passion for their work and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Issues: Environment; Recycling
STRANDED IN PARADISE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/9/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) After losing her job in corporate America, Tess Nelson embarks on the non-refundable Hawaii vacation she's already paid for. A trip to paradise turns out to be a nightmarish vacation, except for the attractive young man who keeps crossing her path and the slow discovery that fate has a different plan in mind for Tess than the one she's been planning. Starring: Josie Bissett
LEGENDS (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, March 2014) Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) stars in Legends, TNT's new, suspense-filled drama based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell. Bean plays Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't the man he believes himself to be. Legends also stars Ali Larter (Heroes) as Crystal Quest, a fellow operative who has a history with Martin; Morris Chestnut (American Horror Story, Nurse Jackie) as Tony Cimarro, a smart, quick-witted and charming DCO agent; Tina Majorino (Grey's Anatomy, True Blood) as Maggie Harris, the newest member of the DCO team; Steve Harris (The Practice, Awake) as Nelson Gates, the director of the DCO Task Force; and Amber Valletta (Revenge) as Sonya Odum, Martin's ex-wife; and Mason Cook (The Lone Ranger) as Martin's pre-teen son, Aiden. Legends is being produced by Fox 21, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), Alexander Cary (Homeland, Lie to Me) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed) serving as executive producers, along with showrunner David Wilcox (Fringe). The Legends pilot was written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor), who developed the story with Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds) and Mark Bomback (The Wolverine). The pilot was directed by David Semel (American Horror Story).
SMALL MIRACLES (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 8/16/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) Darcy Miller, a college science major and true blue realist, comes across a list of belongings that were intended for close friends and family, from the mother she never knew. As an act of courtesy, she sets out to fulfill her mother's wishes only to discover these keepsakes turn out to be miraculous gifts to those receiving them, arriving incredibly at the perfect time. Darcy's journey becomes a venture into life's living miracles. This helps her draw closer to the mother she always longed for and to believe there are unexplained marvels in this world, even small ones, that defy explanation.
ATLANTA EXES (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/14 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2014) This summer, VH1's "Hollywood Exes" sorority will charter a new chapter in 'The ATL' with the premiere of "Atlanta Exes." As the thriving music and entertainment capital of the South, Atlanta provides the ideal backdrop and group of ex-wives for the successful franchise's extension. The cast, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama. "Atlanta Exes" stars Tameka Raymond, who once enjoyed the perks and privileges that come with being married to an international music superstar, and now dedicates much of her time to the charitable foundation she started in memory of her late son Kile, interior designer to the stars Christina Johnson (ex-wife of Cee-Lo Green), and author and businesswoman Monyetta Shaw (ex-fiancé of Ne-Yo), who is busy penning a children's book series based on the lively personality of her toddler. Also starring are entrepreneur Sheree Buchanan (ex-wife of former pro football player Ray Buchanan), who co-owns a dessert catering company and also has a business that specializes in creating custom bedazzled hookah pipes, and actress, comedian, and producer Torrei Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart).
BREATHLESS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/14 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2014) In this stylish and compelling new medical drama set in London in 1961, Jack Davenport ("Smash," Pirates of the Caribbean) stars as a brilliant surgeon who believes he can make a difference in women's lives.
ON PAPER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 9/20/14 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) An idealistic, young book editor reluctantly moves to Los Angeles to edit a famous author's latest romance novel. As she struggles to maintain her integrity while battling the bestselling diva's demands, she meets two very different men and learns that the best romantic choice is not always the one who looks best "on paper." Stars: Lindsay Hartley, Morgan Fairchild and Drew Fuller. Premieres: Saturday, September 20 @ 9pm ET/PT, 8C.
ANGEL ON MY TREE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/1/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) When Carrie, a hopeless romantic, wishes on a Christmas tree ornament for a great romance, she doesn't expect it to materialize into a choice between three suitors and a quest to find her true love before Christmas day. Stars: TBD. Premieres: Saturday, November 1 @ 8pm ET/PT, 7C.
COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/15/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) Having missed the last few Christmases at her home in New York City, Holly Jensen is ecstatic to go back and finally introduce her executive boyfriend to her family and have the perfect Christmas Day. But things don't quite go according to plan when on the ride home she meets a handsome Kentucky Cowboy who comes with her to New York and forces her to think twice about her future. Stars: TBD. Premieres: Saturday, November 15 @ 8pm ET/PT, 7C.
NORTHPOLE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/15/14 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2014) Hallmark Channel, in collaboration with Hallmark Cards, Inc., announces production is underway on "Northpole," an eye-popping wonder of a Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie which has its World Premiere, Saturday, November 15 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). As the first full-length, two-hour original holiday movie that Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Cards, Inc. have created together, "Northpole" is a magically thrilling holiday adventure never been seen before on the network that will employ state-of-the-art CGI technology taking viewers right into the enchanting and vibrant world of Santa Claus and Christmas magic. The first "Northpole" film will star Tiffani Thiessen ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), Josh Hopkins ("Cougar Town"), Bailee Madison ("Trophy Wife," "Pete's Christmas"), Max Charles ("Mr. Peabody & Sherman") and last season's "American Idol" champion Candice Glover in this charming tale about a reporter who, with the help of her son and his teacher, attempts to recapture the joy of the holiday season to save Christmas after the world has begun to lose faith. "Northpole" will premiere as part of the network's annual "Countdown to Christmas," the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers.
PETER PAN LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/4/14 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, January 2014) On the heels of the very successful airing of "The Sound of Music Live!" in December, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced today that the network will present a new television production of the classic musical "Peter Pan" as a live telecast on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Multi-award-winning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced "The Sound of Music Live!" will again executive produce the production. Casting is currently on a fast track.