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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
LIFE FLIGHT: TRAUMA CENTER HOUSTON (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 3/2/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2015) Lifetime's all new docu-drama, LIFE FLIGHT: TRAUMA CENTERHOUSTON, is an intense look into the behind-the-scenes docu-drama that follows the trauma teams at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the split second decisions they must make while performing life-saving procedures. Set to premiere MONDAY, MARCH 2, at 9PM ET/PT, with back-to-back episodes, viewers catch a glimpse into emergency rooms where doctors, nurses and trauma surgeons do everything they can to save each patient brought in by the helicopter Life Flight(R) teams.
BILLY & BILLIE (DIRECTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/3/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
drama which centers on two young adults, Billy (Adam Brody) and Billie (Lisa Joyce), as they fall in love, a romance complicated by the fact that they're stepbrother and sister
BORN IN THE WILD (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 3/3/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2015) Lifetime's all-new unscripted series, Born in the Wild (#BornInTheWild), which documents couples' personal decisions to give birth in nature, will deliver to viewers on Tuesday, March 3, at 10:00pm ET/PT. In this new series, families take one step beyond homebirth and make the powerful choice to experience childbirth in the great outdoors. No inductions, no epidurals... just expectant mothers facing and giving birth in the arms of Mother Nature. They'll take on the unique challenges of their natural environment, tackling every obstacle the wilderness can dish out in order to realize their dream of an outdoor birth.
CSI: CYBER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) CSI: CYBER, the next generation in the successful global CSI franchise, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette as the head of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, premieres Wednesday, March 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Freshman drama STALKER, which has won its time period every week against regularly scheduled competition, will return to the schedule later this season. CSI: CYBER also stars James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz and Hayley Kiyoko. Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker, Pam Veasey, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
MY CITY'S JUST NOT THAT INTO ME (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 3/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
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STRANGE LOVE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 3/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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DIG (USA)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, October 2014) USA Network has ordered four additional episodes of the highly anticipated event series DIG, bringing the series to a total of 10 episodes. Additionally, the network announced that the thriller will premiere on Thursday, March 5. DIG is executive produced by powerhouse auspices Tim Kring ("Heroes") and Gideon Raff ("Homeland"), and comes from Universal Cable Productions. The pilot was shot in Israel, and subsequent episodes are being shot in Croatia and New Mexico. An action thriller, DIG tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, a city shrouded in ancient intrigue. FBI agent Peter Connelly (Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs, "Awake") has had his fair share of heartbreak. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss, and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan (Emmy Award-winner Anne Heche, "Save Me"). When he sets out to solve the murder of a young American, Peter soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that delves into the Holy Land's darkest secrets. What he discovers is a conspiracy thousands of years in-the -making that threatens to change the course of history. While Peter races to figure out what it all means, he quickly finds that he may not be the only one searching for answers.
AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 3/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, November 2014) A young couple in Modesto, California were brutally attacked in their home leaving Matt Skokie, a war vet, murdered, and his wife, Gwen, unconscious, barely hanging on. The crime sends shock waves throughout the community stirring up tensions across socioeconomic and racial lines in this gritty new drama - from the points of view of all those involved.
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/6/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2015) From creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this half-hour single-camera comedy series stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, who escapes a doomsday cult and decides to reclaim her life and start over in New York City. Armed with just a backpack, light-up sneakers, and a couple of way-past-due library books, Kimmy's ready to take on a world she didn't even think existed anymore. Wide-eyed but resilient, nothing is going to stand in her way. The 13-episode series, produced by Universal Television, also stars Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane and more. Fey and Carlock serve as executive producers, along with David Miner and Jeff Richmond.
IN AN INSTANT (ABC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 3/6/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, February 2015) A grizzly bear attack; a bridge collapse; a plane crash... It can happen anywhere at any time -- in an instant, life can change forever and that moment will define who you are. "In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival, it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moment before and after life was forever changed. The powerful new series features the trials and triumphs from every angle and includes gripping first person interviews with the people who lived to tell their stories - and those who were instrumental in helping them survive. Ordinary people who have watched their lives flash before their eyes, stared certain death in the face and overcame it. What key decisions did they make to save their lives? "In an Instant," when it is between life and death - and life wins, premieres on FRIDAY, MARCH 6 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) and then moves to its regular timeslot on SATURDAY, MARCH 7, (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
INSANE POOLS: OFF THE DEEP END (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere - special time] · 3/6/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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KILLER CRUSH (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/7/15 at 8:00 PM
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FORBIDDEN HISTORY (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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HOTEL AMAZON (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, February 2015) If you build it, they will come! Deep in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon, two childhood friends, Rusty Johnson and Stephan Jablonski, have left behind the comforts of home in New York to attempt to build a world-class resort in this exotic locale. In Travel Channel's new original docu-series, "Hotel Amazon," premiering on Monday, March 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Johnson - a wildlife lecturer and humanitarian - pursues his dream of opening up a top-notch resort in the Amazonian jungle with the financial help of Jablonski - a New York firefighter and a winner on popular game show "Wheel of Fortune" - who risks all of his winnings to invest in making his longtime friend's dream hotel a reality. Over the course of six one-hour episodes, the friendship will be tested as they struggle to adapt to a wilderness filled with relentless downpours, thieving monkeys, limited essential supplies and more than just a few peculiar locals.
FOOD FORTUNES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, February 2015) Food Network invites aspiring culinary entrepreneurs to walk in with an idea and possibly walk out with a fortune, in new series Food Fortunes, premiering Monday, March 9th at 10pm ET/PT. Over the course of eight episodes, food visionaries looking to launch a new product have the opportunity to earn cold hard cash from a rotating panel of four investors, all looking to make lucrative investments and find the next golden idea. But first, the inventors will have to pitch to a room full of consumers to win their approval, as the potential investors watch on. Seeking advice and cash from some of the biggest names in the food, online and retail industry, will the entrepreneurs' ideas land flat, or will they go home with a food fortune? Investors include Willie Degel (Restaurateur, host of Food Network's Restaurant Stakeout), Robert Earl (Founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood International, host of Cooking Channel's Robert Earl's Be My Guest), Scott Gerber (CEO of The Gerber Group), Dan Glickberg (Founder of Dan Glickberg Food), Daniel Green (International food and wine expert), Michele Hoskins (Founder and owner of Michele Foods, Inc.), Sonia Kapadia (Founder and CEO of Taste Savant), and Pat LaFrieda (Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, Food Network's Meat Men).
RETURNED, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 3/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, January 2015) A&E Network presents two original scripted series' premieres on Monday, March 9 with the season three return of the critically acclaimed "Bates Motel" followed by the new original drama "The Returned" at 9PM and 10PM ET/PT respectively. "The Returned," from executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Bates Motel") and Raelle Tucker ("True Blood"), focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur. "The Returned" is based on the popular and International Emmy(R)-award winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo.
POWERS (PSN)
· [series premiere] · 3/10/15 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from PSN's press release, June 2014) SCEA also unveiled an exclusive PS4 Destiny bundle that includes a custom glacier white PS4, provided an update on its original content series "Powers," introduced PlayStation(R)TV (PS TV) for the North American and European markets, and discussed the rollout of "PlayStation(TM)Now" (PS Now) in the United States and Canada. Brian Michael Bendis, executive producer of "Powers" unveiled on stage the first details of the PlayStation original content series, which will be available in the United States this December with every PSN user in the United States receiving the first episode for free. The entire series will be available for free to all U.S. PlayStation Plus members.
WILD ALASKA (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 3/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, February 2015) Alaska is huge - a fifth of the size of the US - but with fewer than three-quarters of a million human beings. Instead, it has a phenomenal range of wildlife. Why should such a vast land, part of the most modern nation on earth, still be so untamed and barely trodden, yet full of life? It's because a unique combination of forces made it, and still dominate it. Narrated by Dougray Scott, this three-part BBC Earth series explores spring, summer and winter, discovering the unique species that have learned to thrive in these harsh conditions. Wild Alaska premieres Tuesday, March 10th at 10:00pm on BBC AMERICA's Earth Night.
WUTHERING HIGH SCHOOL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/14/15 at 8:00 PM
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PORTRAIT OF LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 3/14/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, January 2015) Bree Williamson ("One Life to Live," "Haven"), Jason Dohring ("Veronica Mars," "Moonlight") and Frances Fisher ("Unforgiven," "Titanic") star in "Portrait of Love," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, March 14 (9pm ET/PT, 8C). Corbin Bernsen ("Psych," "L.A, Law"), Ella Thomas ("Bones," "All My Children") and Caitlin Carmichael ("300: Rise of an Empire," "Chosen") co-star. "'Portrait of Love' is an inspiring story that takes viewers on a journey of renewal and captures the essence of love, happiness and life," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President of Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. A prominent fashion photographer returns to her small town roots at the request of a friend. Surrounded by both memories and loved ones, she must consider a choice between a successful future and rekindling both the love of her life and of her home.
BREAKING BORDERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 3/15/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, January 2015) Can breaking bread actually make a difference when it comes to "Breaking Borders?" In Travel Channel's new original series, premiering Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, Peabody Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller and acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio tackle that very question as they travel to conflict zones around the globe. Together, they have a unique and challenging goal: gather people from all sides of the conflict to a delicious meal and talk about the issues that divide them. A thoughtful and informative hour, "Breaking Borders" is a unique opportunity for those living in the region to share their challenges, concerns and possibilities of a future - through the eyes of the community members whose daily experiences continue to drive international headlines. The series is comprised of 13 one-hour episodes. In each episode, van Zeller and Voltaggio take viewers on a journey to meet residents affected by the unrest. They go into their homes and businesses, uncover their culinary cultures, likes and dislikes and learn how each respective cuisine helps define who they are. As van Zeller digs deeper into the issues, Voltaggio goes on a culinary adventure, collecting ideas and ingredients to create an unbelievable meal inspired by the people he has encountered along the way.
ROYALS, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 3/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, January 2015) E! Entertainment today announced the second season pick-up of the network's first original scripted series, "The Royals," in advance of its first season premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 10pm ET/PT. Created by Mark Schwahn, the hour-long drama centered on a fictional modern day royal family features a distinguished cast that includes Elizabeth Hurley and Vincent Regan as Queen Helena and King Simon, along with William Moseley and Alexandra Park as their devious and scandalous royal twins Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor. "The Royals" is a co-production of Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions and will begin production on season two this spring in London.
IZOMBIE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 3/17/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, January 2015) From executive producer Rob Thomas ("Veronica Mars"), iZOMBIE makes its series debut on Tuesday, March 17, (9:00-10:00pm ET), following an all-new episode of THE FLASH (8:00-9:00pm ET). Rose McIver ("Masters of Sex," "Once Upon a Time") stars as Olivia "Liv" Moore,a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out... until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains - she's taken a job in the Seattle coroner's office. In this appropriately dead-end job, she can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person's memories, and she begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. It's not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping to solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.
ONE BIG HAPPY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/17/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Best friends Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert, "Happy Endings") and Luke (Nick Zano, "2 Broke Girls") are like family. As kids, they saw each other's parents go through divorce and have ever since formed an inseparable bond. Now, all grown up and still single, they've decided to start a family of their own, but in a non-traditional way. Lizzy, who is a lesbian, wants to raise a child with Luke by her side. Then one night, Luke falls for Prudence (Kelly Brook, "Smallville"), a free-spirited British girl who's due to go back to England in a matter of days. Then, just as Lizzy discovers that she's actually pregnant, Luke announces that he and Prudence have gotten married and in an instant - a different kind of family is born. The cast also includes Brandon Mychal Smith, Rebecca Corry and Chris Williams. Liz Feldman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman and director Scott Ellis (pilot) serve as executive producers.
WALK OF SHAME SHUTTLE (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, February 2015) Rise and shine! Spring is coming and VH1 brings you a dose of raucous humor and supersize personalities to shake off those winter blues. It all starts as the network takes hangover humor on the road with "Walk of Shame Shuttle," premiering Wednesday, March 18th at 9PM ET/PT. In this all-new series, VH1 takes an uninhibited ride with hard-partying merrymakers rehashing the previous night's escapades in the harsh daylight of the following morning. The following week, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8PM ET/PT, tune in for the premiere of "Hot GRITS" a revealing look at the lives of seven girls looking to shake things up south of the Mason Dixon line. The "Walk of Shame Shuttle" service is the brainchild of undergrad-turned-entrepreneur Kellyann Wargo. Where others simply saw hung-over revelers trudging home after a night of festivities, Wargo found a business model - and an opportunity to make some money while providing an essential service. And so, the "Walk of Shame Shuttle" was born. For the nominal fee of five dollars, Wargo or one of her fellow WOSS drivers (Jordan Pease and Michelle Collins) provide real life partygoers with a ride home the morning after.
BARELY FAMOUS (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, February 2015) VH1's series "Barely Famous" features sisters Erin and Sara Foster (multi-hyphenate producers, actresses and writers and daughters of Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster) offering a tongue-in-cheek perspective on reality TV and life in the Hollywood fast lane. In "Barely Famous," Erin and Sara portray sisters who navigate the treacherous LA waters of career and dating, all while trying to maintain their picture perfect image. The series highlights the most obvious and outlandish conventions of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. The sisters are followed through their awkward celebrity encounters and efforts to book their next big gig and when things go horribly wrong - as they tend to do - the ladies prove that living the Hollywood lifestyle isn't easy, even if you're born into it.
FBI TAKEDOWNS (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 3/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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BLOODLINE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/20/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2015) When the eldest brother and black sheep of the Rayburn family returns home, he exposes the emotional demons that lie at the core of the family, threatening to tear them apart. With a stellar cast headlined by Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, Sissy Spacek, and Sam Shepard, the 13-episode series is from executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (Damages), and produced by Sony Pictures Television.
WATCH YOUR BACK (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/21/15 at 8:00 PM
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ALOHA VET (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 3/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, January 2015) Dr. Scott Sims is one of Hawaii's best-kept local secrets. He's known as the Barefoot Vet and he's not your typical veterinarian. Dr. Sims treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets, he's the one they call. Some clients live in hard to reach locations, but if an animal is hurt Dr. Sims always finds a way to get there, even if he has to walk, ride a horse, drive an ATV, fly a plane, or swim. It's a wild job that's an adventure every day. The new series Aloha Vet premieres on Saturday, March 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on Nat Geo WILD. Nat Geo WILD cameras follow Dr. Sims through his busy days as the main local veterinarian in Kauai. His phone never stops ringing, his hours are long and he rarely gets a full night of sleep. With a heart of gold, Dr. Sims will help any animal that can walk, crawl, fly or swim.
NEIGHBORS WITH BENEFITS (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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SURVIVING MARRIAGE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 3/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, February 2015) A&E Network presents the new original real-life series "Surviving Marriage," which follows couples on the brink of divorce who are stranded on a remote island for an extreme form of therapy designed to repair their troubled marriages. The hour-long, nine-episode series produced by Big Fish Entertainment premieres Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00pm ET/PT on A&E. With their relationships on the rocks, each week one couple takes the plunge to spend five days together on a secluded island deep in the South Pacific to try to rectify their marital issues. Left alone with no modern conveniences and limited access to food and water, these pairs have only each other to rely on as they navigate the challenging and treacherous conditions on the island. The couples must complete a series of physical and emotional exercises specifically designed by marriage experts to solve the serious issues tearing them apart. Guiding viewers through the experience are Dr. Colleen Long, licensed clinical psychologist, and Dr. Tom Kersting, family therapist, who help navigate the couples' often volatile journeys, where a simple act can unearth years of pent up aggression, regret and pain.
HOT GRITS (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 3/25/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, February 2015) Rise and shine! Spring is coming and VH1 brings you a dose of raucous humor and supersize personalities to shake off those winter blues. It all starts as the network takes hangover humor on the road with "Walk of Shame Shuttle," premiering Wednesday, March 18th at 9PM ET/PT. In this all-new series, VH1 takes an uninhibited ride with hard-partying merrymakers rehashing the previous night's escapades in the harsh daylight of the following morning. The following week, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8PM ET/PT, tune in for the premiere of "Hot GRITS" a revealing look at the lives of seven girls looking to shake things up south of the Mason Dixon line. VH1 is headed to the deep south with the series premiere of "Hot GRITS" on Wednesday, March 25 at 8PM ET/PT. This down-home series explores the lives of loud and proud GRITS ("Girls Raised In The South") from the southern town of Valdosta, Georgia, well known for breeding some of the most charming and jaw-dropping young women in America. With the warm air and painted sky as their background, these young ladies know what true southern hospitality looks like. However, don't let their dainty image and sweet disposition fool you, in this small town you'll find professional models that also drift cars and hunt raccoon in their spare time. The cast includes seven young women who prove that Southern girls aren't all cut from the same cloth. Dynamic duo, Emily and Hailey are the poster girls for southern belles: they love luxurious cars, glamorous shopping sprees and have dreams of living the high life in the big city. Jenna, Ratchet, Sarah and Bear are typical country girls. They wear camouflage, carry shot guns and serve up southern sass for dinner. Rounding out the group is Jennifer, who recently remarried her ex-husband. Nothing is off limits for these "Hot GRITS," whether it is getting rid of a live in ex-boyfriend, revealing a secret marriage to a traditional family or breaking out of the small town life. "Hot GRITS" has plenty to show about living life in Valdosta, Georgia, where being pretty is the norm but living outside of the box is a must. Tune in to the series premiere of "Hot GRITS" Wednesday, March 25 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1.
BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 3/25/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, February 2015) Lights, camera, action! A comedic adventure of truly epic proportions unfolds when "Big Time in Hollywood, FL," premieres Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central, after an all-new "Workaholics." Presented in a heightened cinematic style, Comedy Central's first serialized comedy tells the story of what happens when real life outpaces two brothers' wildest celluloid dreams. The series premiere will be available via the Comedy Central App, YouTube and additional digital and social platforms beginning March 9. Created by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf and produced by Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" follows two delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers, played by Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson. Throughout the ten-episode season, the pair is forced to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives, leading them on a grand, dangerous journey in pursuit of their American dream. The series also stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Michael Madsen, Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jon Bass, Keith David, Marcus Giamatti and Betsy Sodaro.
STALKED BY MY NEIGHBOR (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/28/15 at 8:00 PM
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KILLING JESUS (NGC)
· [original telefilm] · 3/29/15 at 8:00 PM
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, February 2015) It's a story nearly the whole world knows, with more than 2.2 billion people around the globe following the teachings and principles of Jesus of Nazareth. But the intimate historical details of his life and the political collusions that led to his brutal demise bring intriguing context to the familiar story. This spring, National Geographic Channel's KILLING JESUS, produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, dives deep inside the historical story of how Jesus' message and preachings led to his persecution and execution by a group of conspirators who saw him as a threat to their power. KILLING JESUS, a three-hour television event, will premiere on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel in the United States, globally in 171 countries in 45 languages and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. The film is the third collaboration between NGC, Scott Free and Bill O'Reilly, whose first two projects together, Emmy-nominated Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln are respectively the two most-watched programs in the network's history.
STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, February 2014) Disney XD has ordered a second season of Disney Television Animation's animated comedy adventure "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" ahead of the series premiere on MONDAY, MARCH 30 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). It was announced today by Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. Created and executive-produced by 2009 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduate Daron Nefcy, "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" follows fiercely awesome teen princess Star Butterfly. After receiving an all-powerful magic wand for her 14th birthday, Star is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth, bringing along her own unique inter-dimensional style to her new home. Together with the Diaz's teenage son, Marco, they navigate high school and embark on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse while keeping her wand out of the clutches of arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil.
DOVEKEEPERS, THE (CBS)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 3/31/15 at 9:00 PM
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) CBS today announced THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.
WEIRD LONERS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 3/31/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) New ensemble comedy WEIRD LONERS debuts Tuesday, March 31 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). From writer Michael J. Weithorn ("The King of Queens") and director Jake Kasdan (NEW GIRL), the un-romantic comedy follows four single mid-30-somethings (Becki Newton, "Ugly Betty"; Zachary Knighton, "Happy Endings"; Nate Torrence, "Hello Ladies"; and newcomer Meera Rohit Kumbhani), who are unexpectedly thrust into one another's lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY, townhouse.
YOUNGER (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 3/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, December 2014) TV Land is giving viewers a look into "Younger," the network's newest original series from "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, with an extended scene released today. Now shooting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the series stars two-time Tony Award(R) winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella. "Younger" re-teams Star with Patricia Field, the renowned stylist who was behind the trend-setting looks on "Sex and the City." The series will now premiere on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT. "Younger" follows 40-year old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it's nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with the sexy Josh (Tortorella), a young tattoo artist, convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 - with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams. Now she just has to make sure no one discovers her secret.
MAN FINDS FOOD (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, February 2015) In "Man Finds Food," host Adam Richman is on the ultimate hunt to uncover the most unique, surprising, delicious and hidden, off-the-menu food treasures across America. He searches for the dishes you would never find, and in places you would never expect. "Man Finds Food" is produced by Sharp Entertainment.
DOVEKEEPERS, THE (CBS)
· [original mini-series finale] · 4/1/15 at 9:00 PM
(from CBS's press release, December 2014) CBS today announced THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.
NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK (DLC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 4/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Life Channel's press release, January 2015) Discovery Life Channel is proud to announce that NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK, previously announced under the working title Those Girls, will premiere on April 2. NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK follows a group of highly inspirational and entertaining women from Kansas City, Mo. - all friends, some couples - who just happen to be transgender. After years of struggling with their gender identities, they are finally finding themselves and learning what it means to be the women they always knew they were. Confronting issues with their relationships, their femininity, their families and friendships, NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK is an authentic look at lives in transition. The six-part series will premiere on Discovery Life Channel on Thursday, April 2 at 10/9c. As the first series to embed with a real group of friends within the transgender community, NEW GIRLS ON THE BLOCK offers a transformative look at these women's lives as they navigate their daily struggles and successes. The series profiles cast members such as: couple Aiyana and Jamie who, following Jaime's departure from the military, face opposition to her participation in competitive triathalons as a woman; best girlfriends Kassidy and Chloe, who are navigating their transitions together and experiencing many firsts, including their first double date; married couple Macy and Sharon, who are still in love and trying to understand what Macy's recent transition means for their relationship; and Robyn and Andrew, best friends who fell in love after Robyn's transition and find themselves at odds over whether it's time to get engaged.
LIP SYNC BATTLE (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere - special night] · 4/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, January 2015) Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award-winner LL COOL J will host Spike TV's original series, "Lip Sync Battle," debuting April 2. Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the new series will feature celebrities going head to head - lip-syncing the song of their choice - battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. "Like the rest of the world, I'm a big fan of these battles, but this show is going to bring it to a whole new level. I'm thrilled to be working with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and the entire team to host the show and can't wait for the fans at home to join in!!" said LL COOL J "Icon, Grammy Winner and one of the best hosts in the game, LL COOL J will bring a whole new fan base of music lovers to the show. We have the dream team in front of and behind the camera on Lip Sync Battle and we're ready to BRING IT for our fans" said Casey Patterson Executive Producer/Executive Vice President Talent Development and Production, Viacom Entertainment Group.
A.D. (NBC)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Following the eye-opening success of "The Bible" miniseries on History, the 12-hour miniseries "A.D." - from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey - will look at the lives that were instantly altered following the death of Christ. His disciples, mother Mary and key political religious leaders at the time saw their world turned upside down and their lives forever altered. Beginning at the fateful moment of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, part two of the Greatest Story Ever Told will focus on the disciples who had to go forward and disseminate the teachings of Christ to a world dominated by political unrest, starting a whole new religion that would dramatically reshape the history of the world. "A.D." stars Greta Scaachi as Mother Mary, Richard Coyle as Caiaphus, Vincent Regan as Pilate, Adam Levy as Peter, Chipo Chung as Mary Magdalene and Juan Pablo Di Pace as Jesus. Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Richard Bedser serve as executive producers.
ODYSSEY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist. After a team of American soldiers battles Jihadists in North Africa, they're shocked to find that one of the men they killed is Al Qaeda's top man. Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies") - a soldier, mother, wife and the unit's only female member - discovers computer files that suggest a major U.S. corporation is funding the Jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and left for dead. News is reported that the unit was wiped out, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit's assassination by U.S. Special Forces. In New York, former U.S. Attorney Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli, "Nurse Jackie") is working on a merger deal for the same company that was funneling money to the Jihadists. Meanwhile, Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, "The Carrie Diaries"), a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial conspiracy. And he's right: He's stumbled onto the cover-up that began with Odelle and will soon be out in the open and everyone's lives will be in danger. The only way they'll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it. Writers Adam Armus and Kay Foster, and writer-director Peter Horton serve as executive producers with Simon Maxwell, Mikkel Bondesen, Henrik Bastin and Kristen Campo.
WOLF HALL (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 10:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, November 2014) On April 5, three-time Tony(R) Award-winning actor Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star as Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, a highly anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. The six-part series charts the shrewd and brilliant rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court - from a blacksmith's son to Henry VIII's closest advisor.
LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES, THE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2015) In Lifetime's new limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (#LizzieBorden), Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award nominee Christina Ricci (Monster) reprises her role as the notorious murder suspect from the network's hit original movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax. It premieres on Sunday, April 5, at 10pm ET/PT. Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Clea DuVall (Argo) also reprises her role as Lizzie's sister, Emma, in the eight-part series. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie's life after her controversial acquittal of the horrific double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892, when the exonerated figure lives a life awash in newfound celebrity filled with scandalous love affairs. But when numerous people close to Lizzie - ranging from her half-brother William (Andrew Howard, Hatfields & McCoys(TM)) to Broadway luminaries and her business associate/underworld kingpin Mr. Flowers (Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad) - start to mysteriously die under brutal and strange circumstances, legendary Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo (Cole Hauser, Good Will Hunting) becomes determined to prove her involvement in their ultimate demise. Jessy Schram (Falling Skies) plays Nancy O'Keefe, an alluring and ambitious actress and dancer who befriends Lizzie, and Emmy nominee John Heard (The Sopranos) portrays William Almy, the business partner of Lizzie's murdered father, Andrew.
FUNNY GIRLS (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, February 2015) xygen Media brings the laughs with its humorous, irreverent docu-series "Funny Girls" premiering Tuesday, April 7 at 9 PM ET/PT. The series follows the professional and personal lives of six female comics in Los Angeles who are climbing their way to the top of the stand-up ladder. While the comediennes differ in their levels of experience, styles of comedy and ultimate career goals, they share the ambition - and the passion - needed to make it in the City of Dreams. From working multiple jobs, to clashing with parents' expectations, to yet another bad date, the comics provide a fresh, witty perspective on experiences to which young millennial women can relate.
COMEDIANS, THE (FX)
· [series premiere] · 4/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, January 2015) FX has set the premiere date of April 9th for the series premiere of the new comedy series The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad and the fifth season of the Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series Louie. The Comedians will air at 10:00 PM ET/PT, followed by Louie at 10:30 PM ET/PT. The debut season of The Comedians will feature 13 episodes of the new series starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. In The Comedians, Billy Crystal plays a comedy legend who is reluctantly paired with Josh Gad, an edgier up-and-coming star, in an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a fictional late night sketch comedy show where egos and generations collide. Stephnie Weir stars as "Kristen Laybourne," the anxiety-ridden producer behind The Billy & Josh Show who frequently finds herself caught in the middle of Billy and Josh's arguments, Matt Oberg stars as "Mitch Reed," the show's head writer, and Megan Ferguson stars "Esme McCauley," a no-nonsense production assistant.
MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/10/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2015) Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero "Daredevil" in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, with executive producers Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus), Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), the series also stars Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson.
POLKA KINGS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, January 2015) Polka Kings shows the incredible journey The Chardon Polka Band embarks upon as they try to survive each other and keep their personal and professional lives from derailing their quest for stardom. The group is always finding themselves in crazy situations ranging from private parties in nursing homes, Ukrainian summer camps to the Duct Tape Festival in Avon, Ohio. Each week Polka Kings follows the dynamic group's attempts to break through and achieve mainstream status. Polka Kings is produced by High Noon Entertainment with Jim Berger, Scott Feeley, Patrick Jager and Ross McCall serving as Executive Producers.
CEDRIC'S BARBER BATTLE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 4/17/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, February 2015) The CW Network has moved the premiere date for its new Friday night line-up by one week to Friday, April 17. The CW's reality competition series CEDCRIC'S BARBER BATTLE will now debut Friday, April 17 (8:00-8:30 pm ET), followed by a new cycle of the improv series WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (8:30-9:00 pm ET), and the night caps off with the network's apocalypticnew drama THE MESSENGERS (9:00-10:00 pm ET). Originally, all three series were slated to premiere on April 10.
MESSENGERS, THE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 4/17/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, February 2015) The CW Network has moved the premiere date for its new Friday night line-up by one week to Friday, April 17. The CW's reality competition series CEDCRIC'S BARBER BATTLE will now debut Friday, April 17 (8:00-8:30 pm ET), followed by a new cycle of the improv series WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (8:30-9:00 pm ET), and the night caps off with the network's apocalypticnew drama THE MESSENGERS (9:00-10:00 pm ET). Originally, all three series were slated to premiere on April 10.
BONE TO PICK, A: AN AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 4/19/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, February 2015) A spine-tingling mystery awaits when Candace Cameron Bure ("Christmas Under Wraps," "Dancing with the Stars," "Full House") stars with five-time Golden Globe(R) nominee Marilu Henner ("Taxi," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered") in "A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery," a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere, Sunday, April 19, (9pm ET/PT, 8C.) The film, is the first in the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries based on the books by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. Bure and Henner lead an all-star cast that includes Lexa Doig ("Continuum"), Bruce Dawson ("The Killing"), Peter Benson ("Heartbeat"), Sonya Salomaa ("Intruders"), Dan Payne ("The Cabin in the Woods"), Miranda Frigon ("A Cookie Cutter Christmas") and Stephen Huszar ("Paradise Falls").
TIME TRAVELING WITH BRIAN UNGER (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 4/20/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, February 2015) Travel Channel takes viewers on an unexpected journey back in time with the help of a witty tour guide and eye-popping CGI graphics. In the new half-hour original series, "Time Traveling with Brian Unger," premiering with back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 20 at 10:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, audiences will be visually transported to America's past and entertained by amazing tales of yesteryear - typically not found in guidebooks. Hosted by Unger, an experienced producer, commentator, actor and comedian with credits including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The Daily Show" and more, the series looks at iconic landmarks, personalities and events in a fresh, new way, revealing historical details many of us never knew occurred.
SAVING MY TOMORROW (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/15 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, November 2014) "Earth is our home. We only have one and if we mess this up... where do we go next? We don't have another earth right next to us, just in case we lose this one," says Hippocrates Polemis, an eight-year-old featured in SAVING MY TOMORROW. In a unique partnership, HBO and the American Museum of Natural History present SAVING MY TOMORROW, starting with a two-part family special about the environment, debuting MONDAY, DEC. 15 (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT).
HAPPYISH (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, February 2015) HAPPYISH is a scathing examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place. The new half-hour pilot stars Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Steve Coogan (Philomena, Alan Partridge), as Thom Payne, a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding," as his mentor insists, or does he just have a "low joy ceiling," as his corporate headhunter suggests? Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool's errand? Maybe, after 44 years on this ludicrous planet, settling for happyish is the best one can expect. The series also stars acclaimed actress Kathryn Hahn (Revolutionary Road, We're The Millers) and Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford (The West Wing). Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (The New Normal, Modern Family) guest stars, along with Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Molly Price (Third Watch) and Andre Royo (The Wire). HAPPYISH is created, written and executive produced by critically acclaimed author and regular This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander. Emmy(R) Award nominee Ken Kwapis (He's Just Not That Into You, A Walk In The Woods) executive produces and directed the pilot. Kwapis' producing partner Alexandra Beattie co-executive produces under their In Cahoots banner.
CASUAL VACANCY, THE (HBO)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/29/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, February 2015) HBO has confirmed the debut dates for the HBO Miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling's global bestseller THE CASUAL VACANCY, with parts one and two scheduled to debut back-to-back WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the debut of part three the next night, THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). THE CASUAL VACANCY centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor, teenagers vs. parents, wives vs. husbands, teachers vs. pupils. The cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan and Julia McKenzie, and introduces Abigail Lawrie.
CASUAL VACANCY, THE (HBO)
· [original mini-series finale] · 4/30/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, February 2015) HBO has confirmed the debut dates for the HBO Miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling's global bestseller THE CASUAL VACANCY, with parts one and two scheduled to debut back-to-back WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the debut of part three the next night, THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). THE CASUAL VACANCY centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor, teenagers vs. parents, wives vs. husbands, teachers vs. pupils. The cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan and Julia McKenzie, and introduces Abigail Lawrie.
GRACE & FRANKIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/8/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2015) In this irreverent and touching series, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, a pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down - and permanently intertwined - when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s in a 21st century world. The series also stars Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael and Baron Vaughn. Created by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement), the 13-episode series is produced by Skydance Productions and executive producers Kauffman, Morris, Fonda, Tomlin, Paula Weinstein, David Ellison, David Goldberg and Marcy Ross.
MOM'S BLIND DATE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 5/9/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, January 2015) Following Hallmark Channel's mega-hit holiday ratings success of "Christmas Under Wraps," beloved star Candace Cameron Bure stars and executive produces "Mom's Blind Date," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, May 9 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C) Mother's Day Weekend 2015. Bure starred in "Christmas Under Wraps" [OAD 11/29/14] which reached unparalleled success with record ratings, becoming Hallmark Channel's highest-rated and mostwatched telecast in its history. "Mom's Blind Date," will star the irresistibly talented Bure as a busy wife, super mom and professional matchmaker whose own marriage is on the brink - until she opens her eyes to an unconventional solution. In "Mom's Blind Date," Bure stars as Jennie Wreitz, a successful matchmaker who's suddenly lost the spark in her own marriage after 15 years. With their union about to fall apart, Jennie insists her husband Ian goes on a blind date - with her! By rediscovering each other as "newly-mets," they get a second chance to fall in love for the first time all over again.
MURDER, SHE BAKED: A CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER MYSTERY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/10/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, February 2015) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces the start of production on its latest mystery movie series debut, "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere Sunday, May 10 (9pm ET/PT, 8C). The mouthwatering new mystery stars actress and TV host Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives"), alongside Daytime Emmy nominated star Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") and "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove" darling Barbara Niven. The film centers on free spirit Hannah Swensen, an expert baker who becomes a culinary detective when her shop, the Cookie Jar, becomes the scene of a crime, just as she is caught in a romantic mystery of her own. "Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder Mystery," is based on the New York Times bestselling book Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke.
WAYWARD PINES (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, December 2014) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Fox International Channels announce the global premiere of the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES. The highly anticipated event series, based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs") and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Donald De Line, Chad Hodge and Ashwin Rajan, will premiere Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, while also debuting simultaneously in more than 125 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America. The global WAYWARD PINES debut will be the world's largest day-and-date launch for a scripted series ever. The series stars Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon ("Crash") as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. In addition to Dillon, the stellar cast includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo ("The Fighter"), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard ("Crash," "Hustle & Flow"), Carla Gugino ("Entourage"), Shannyn Sossamon ("How to Make It in America"), Toby Jones ("Infamous," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Reed Diamond ("24," "Much Ado About Nothing"), Tim Griffin ("Prime Suspect"), Charlie Tahan ("Charlie St. Cloud") and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis ("Cape Fear").
IS YOUR DOG A GENIUS? (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 5/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, January 2015) Humans and canines share a social bond unlike any other two species on the planet. Dogs are our constant companions and can do almost anything for us. They protect our homes, assist the police, warn us of health dangers, and cuddle on the couch, but there is still much to learn about the human/dog relationship. For one weekend in May, Nat Geo WILD invites you to celebrate all things canine and to learn more about the brains behind that bark. Nat Geo WILD's inaugural BarkFest weekend features the world premiere of the three-part series, Is Your Dog a Genius?, premiering Friday, May 15 at 10 PM ET/PT, with dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare using his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. He introduces at-home games that assess both dog and human, and he presents extraordinary dogs with remarkable problem solving abilities. The interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their dog's true potential.
BESSIE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, February 2015) HBO has confirmed the debut date for BESSIE, with the HBO Films presentation scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. Starring Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") in the title role, BESSIE focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. Directed by Dee Rees from a screenplay by Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois, with a story by Rees and Horton Foote, BESSIE is executive produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. Ron Schmidt produces. The film also stars Michael Kenneth Williams as Bessie's husband, Jack Gee; Khandi Alexander as Bessie's older sister, Viola; Tory Kittles as Bessie's older brother, Clarence; Mike Epps as Richard, a bootlegger and romantic interest; Tika Sumpter as Lucille, a performer and romantic interest; Oliver Platt as famed photographer and writer Carl Van Vechten; Bryan Greenberg as renowned record producer and music critic John Hammond; with Charles S. Dutton as Ma Rainey's husband, William "Pa" Rainey; and Oscar(R) winner Mo'Nique as blues legend Ma Rainey.
TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, August 2014) HISTORY's eight-hour television event series TEXAS RISING will premiere Memorial Day 2015, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. The series will detail the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. TEXAS RISING is produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America in association with Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY. Leslie Greif (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS) is executive producer. Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) is directing with an all-star cast including: Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Rhys Coiro, Jeremy Davies, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Christopher McDonald, Max Thieriot, Chad Michael Murray, Robert Knepper, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow and Kris Kristofferson. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes - no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna. The heroic General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas," lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds. At the end, the Texas flags stood tall and victorious, claiming a piece of history for all eternity.
ODD MOM OUT (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, January 2015) Following Bravo Media's success in 2014 ranking as the #9 ad supported cable entertainment network among adults 18-49 and 25-54, the network announced today that the second original scripted series, "Odd Mom Out," will premiere on Monday, June 8th. The 10 episode half-hour comedy, "Odd Mom Out," stars acclaimed author Jill Kargman playing a satirical version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side, and the uber-wealthy mommy clique inhabiting this fantastically outrageous domain. A New Yorker through and through, Jill Weber (Kargman) embraces her quirky and somewhat unconventional life with her loving husband, Andy (Andy Buckley, "The Office") and three great kids. Jill's frenemies and in-laws only fuel the pressure for her to conform, including the status-obsessed family matriarch, Candace (Joanna Cassidy, "Six Feet Under"), brother-in-law Lex (Sean Kleier, "Madam Secretary") and his wife, Brooke (Abby Elliott, "Saturday Night Live"), who reigns over a group of quintessential Upper East Side mombots with an iron credit card.
ZOO (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, January 2015) Production has commenced in New Orleans on CBS's new drama series ZOO, based on James Patterson's #1 bestselling novel. The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015. Brad Anderson ("The Machinist") is directing the episode. ZOO is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. James Wolk will play Jackson Oz, a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there's no place left for people to hide.
GREASE: LIVE (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/31/16 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, January 2015) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that superstar singers, dancers and actresses Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Rock of Ages") and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical," "Spring Breakers") have been cast in leading roles in GREASE: LIVE (working title). With Hough as the angelic "Sandy" - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Hudgens as iconic bad girl "Rizzo," this first-ever live television production of "Grease" will re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation. Airing LIVE Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, GREASE: LIVE (wt) will be executive-produced by acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt. GREASE: LIVE (wt) is based on the original musical "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures' 1978 feature adaptation. It will be a Paramount Television production.