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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
TIL DEATH DO US PART (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/25/15 at 8:00 PM
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LAKE PLACID VS ANACONDA (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 4/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, March 2015) Premieres Saturday, April 25 at 9PM - Killer crocodiles and giant anacondas clash in this thriller about corporate greed and science gone wrong, starring Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Yancy Butler (Kick Ass) and Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1). A production of UFO Films.
CHEF'S TABLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2015) Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef, featuring Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy) and thier unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven. Chef's Table premieres exclusively on Netflix, April 26th, wherever Netflix is available.
GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: THE DEADLY ROOM (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 4/26/15 at 9:00 PM
(from The Hallmark Channel's press release, February 2015) Sleuthing garage sale maven Jennifer Shannon uses her keen treasure hunting eye to investigate a haunting death in "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room," a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere Sunday, April 26, (9pm ET/PT, 8C.) Lori Loughlin ("When Calls the Heart," "90210") stars in this third installment of the thrilling "Garage Sale Mystery" series alongside Steve Bacic ("When Calls the Heart"), Sarah Strange ("Honor Student") and Kevin O'Grady ("Heavenly Match"). The "Garage Sale Mystery" movies are based on the book by author Suzi Weinert.
SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, March 2015) As temperatures warm up outside, the competition heats up in the kitchen as eight of the country's best bakers compete on Food Network's Spring Baking Championship, premiering Sunday, April 26th at 9:00pm ET/PT. Bobby Deen hosts this sweet competition, as the contestants attempt to rise to the occasion with their springtime treats and win a sweet spot in the hearts of judges Duff Goldman (Duff Till Dawn, Kids Baking Championship), Nancy Fuller (Farmhouse Rules), and Lorraine Pascale (Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food). Only one winner will take home the grand prize of $50,000 and the title of Spring Baking Champion.
BOOMTOWNERS (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, March 2015) The oil boom that has been drawing thousands of workers to the Bakken shale region of North Dakota and Montana is the subject of a new Smithsonian Channel docu-series. BOOMTOWNERS, comprised of six one-hour episodes, will debut Sunday, April 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Royle, Executive Vice President of Programming and Production, Smithsonian Channel. The series chronicles the daily lives of people who live and work in the Bakken region, the epicenter of the area's oil boom. Oil was originally discovered in the area in 1951, but the recent development of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rapidly transformed the Bakken into one of the world's leading oil-producing regions. Since 2010, when the boom began, production has grown to over one million barrels of oil a day, which has led to lower gas prices in the United States.
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.
QUEENS OF DRAMA (POP)
· [one-hour series premiere - special night & time] · 4/26/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from POP's press release, March 2015) Girl power reigns supreme as six former daytime and primetime soap stars take control of their careers to produce and star in a new serialized drama, in the series premiere of QUEENS OF DRAMA on Pop, Sunday, April 26, at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT, immediately following the network's exclusive live broadcast of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy(R) Awards. Following its premiere, QUEENS OF DRAMA will begin airing in its regularly scheduled time slot on Wednesdays, (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) starting April 29. QUEENS OF DRAMA is a 10 episode series that features an all-female cast working in front of and behind the cameras as they develop, pitch, and produce a new steamy series with the goal of landing a pilot deal by the end of the season. The all-star cast includes Lindsay Hartley ("All My Children," "Days of Our Lives"), Crystal Hunt ("Guiding Light," "One Life to Live"), Vanessa Marcil ("Las Vegas," "General Hospital"), Chrystee Pharris ("Passions," "General Hospital") and Hunter Tylo ("The Bold and The Beautiful") with special appearances by Donna Mills ("Knots Landing," "Melrose Place").
SWAB STORIES (VH1)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 4/27/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2015) VH1's new reality series "Swab Stories" debuts Wednesday, April 29th at 9:00 PM ET/PT and seeks to answer the most fundamental question an individual can ask: 'Who am I?' This is where Jared Rosenthal and his assistant, medical technician Ana Lopez, step in - he owns and operates the 'Who's Your Daddy' DNA testing truck. When the clinic on wheels hits the streets, people often gawk, laugh, snap photos, and have even been known to jump out of their cars at traffic lights. The truck sparks reactions wherever it goes, from Manhattan to the Bronx - plus on road trips to New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Chicago, and beyond. When clients climb aboard, they are often seeking answers to burning questions they have kept buried deep inside of them - sometimes for decades. They reveal the doubts that keep them awake at night, and ask for Jared's help in putting an end to their most personal mysteries. From astonishing stories like "I think I was kidnapped at birth and have found my mother" and "I think the man I'm dating might be my brother," to personal revelations such as "I may have found my sperm donor father," to touching stories like "I think I have a twin sister" there are no limits to the variety of questions people have about their DNA - right in the middle of traffic.
SONS OF WINTER (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 4/28/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, March 2015) Meet the Barks family, homesteaders who have rejected modern living in favor of living off the grid and maintaining a prairie lifestyle in Northern Saskatchewan, a remote province in Canada. This winter, their entire world is about to change. The two eldest sons, 20-year-old Dale and 19-year-old Shane, will embark on an epic, 90-day journey hundreds of miles away from home in order to survive the unforgiving wilderness on their own. From Gurney Productions, the series premiere of SONS OF WINTER airs Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
MARK & DEREK'S EXCELLENT FLIP (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/28/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2015) Derek Hough and Mark Ballas of ABC's Dancing with the Stars will choreograph a whole new move in their latest project - to renovate and flip a house in HGTV's Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip. Premiering Tuesday, April 28, at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, the four-episode series will follow the multi-talented entertainers and first-time house flippers as they and their team of experts transform an outdated Los Angeles-area home into one of the best homes on the block. "We're taking on our very first house flip together," said Mark. "And we've only given ourselves four weeks to complete it before the open house." "This is a huge financial investment for us and we are on a budget," added Derek. "It's a big risk - and we may not always agree on every design detail - but it's a risk worth taking, worth putting our blood, sweat and money into to get the job done right."
CASUAL VACANCY, THE (HBO)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 4/29/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) Pagford is a quaint, picturesque town in the Cotswolds, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty facade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor; parents vs. children; wives vs. husbands; and teachers vs. pupils. Based on renowned author J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, the three-part miniseries THE CASUAL VACANCY debuts its first two parts 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.), exclusively on HBO. THE CASUAL VACANCY is directed by Jonny Campbell ("In the Flesh," "Eric and Ernie") and written by Sarah Phelps ("Great Expectations," "The Crimson Field"). The talented ensemble of actors is led by Michael Gambon ("The King's Speech," the "Harry Potter" series), Julia McKenzie ("Agatha Christie's Miss Marple," "Notes on a Scandal"), Keeley Hawes ("Upstairs, Downstairs," "Ashes to Ashes"), Rory Kinnear ("The Imitation Game," "Penny Dreadful"), Rufus Jones ("Paddington," "W1A"), Emily Bevan ("In the Flesh"), Simon McBurney ("Magic in the Moonlight," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") and Monica Dolan ("Wolf Hall," "W1A"), and introduces Abigail Lawrie in her acting debut. Paul Trijbits ("Dancing on the Edge," "Small Island"), Rick Senat ("Birthday"), Neil Blair and J.K. Rowling executive produce; Ruth Kenley-Letts (Academy Award(R) winner for "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life") produces.
TIA MOWRY AT HOME (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, March 2015) Come along as actress, wife and mom, Tia Mowry shares her recipes for success - and for dinner - on Tia Mowry at Home, premiering on Wednesday, April 29th at 9:00pmET/6:00pmPT on Cooking Channel. Growing up with parents in the armed services, she enjoyed tasting a variety of flavors in the different cities they lived. Ever since, these influences have sparked her desire to cook for her own loved ones. Whether it is a healthy meal for her son and husband, or a dinner party for her best friends, creating tasty and tempting foods is the part of her day that brings the biggest smiles.
CASUAL VACANCY, THE (HBO)
· [original mini-series finale] · 4/30/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) Pagford is a quaint, picturesque town in the Cotswolds, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty facade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor; parents vs. children; wives vs. husbands; and teachers vs. pupils. Based on renowned author J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, the three-part miniseries THE CASUAL VACANCY debuts its first two parts 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.), exclusively on HBO. THE CASUAL VACANCY is directed by Jonny Campbell ("In the Flesh," "Eric and Ernie") and written by Sarah Phelps ("Great Expectations," "The Crimson Field"). The talented ensemble of actors is led by Michael Gambon ("The King's Speech," the "Harry Potter" series), Julia McKenzie ("Agatha Christie's Miss Marple," "Notes on a Scandal"), Keeley Hawes ("Upstairs, Downstairs," "Ashes to Ashes"), Rory Kinnear ("The Imitation Game," "Penny Dreadful"), Rufus Jones ("Paddington," "W1A"), Emily Bevan ("In the Flesh"), Simon McBurney ("Magic in the Moonlight," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") and Monica Dolan ("Wolf Hall," "W1A"), and introduces Abigail Lawrie in her acting debut. Paul Trijbits ("Dancing on the Edge," "Small Island"), Rick Senat ("Birthday"), Neil Blair and J.K. Rowling executive produce; Ruth Kenley-Letts (Academy Award(R) winner for "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life") produces.
BEYOND THE TANK (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) "Beyond the Tank" is a one-hour companion series from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, "Shark Tank." Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs' appearance on "Shark Tank." What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour, or did it lead to millions of dollars in sales? The season premiere, "Episode 101," airs FRIDAY, MAY 1 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. ("Beyond the Tank" will run for three weeks through Friday, May 15).
UNEARTHED (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, April 2015) Buried deep in the forests surrounding the small town of Falls City, Oregon is a fortune that only a few men know how to find. During the weeks leading up to the holiday rush, they are on the hunt for one of the most expensive delicacies in the world: black truffles. For the foragers of Oregon, truffles are actually more valuable than gold. This season, an historic drought hits Oregon and then winter comes early, bringing the truffle supply to an all-time low with prices predicted to hit an all-time high. With increased competition between the foragers and even more diggers seeking riches, the truffle men of Oregon will be pushed to their limits to survive. Produced by Zodiak NYC, the series premiere of UNEARTHED airs Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
KILLING HOUR, THE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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MYSTERIES AT THE NATIONAL PARKS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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PSYCHIC MATCHMAKER (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, April 2015) Love is all about finding the perfect connection, and according to psychic Deborah Graham, that connection is a subconscious link that lives inside a person's soul. Deborah is an expert at discovering that bond, and she specializes in helping people find true love that can last a lifetime. TLC's newest series PSYCHIC MATCHMAKER follows Deborah as she uses her psychic gift and an ever-growing "date-a-base" to find her clients their soulmate, even if it means searching in unlikely places to get the perfect lead. The all-new 12-episode season premieres May 1st at 10:30/9:30c.
CLEVELAND ABDUCTION (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/2/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) SAG Award winner Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black, Hustle & Flow, 8 Mile) stars as Michelle Knight and SAG nominee Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad, Major Crimes) portrays Ariel Castro in the Lifetime Original Movie Cleveland Abduction (#ClevelandAbduction) produced by Sony Pictures Television. Premiering Saturday, April 25, at 8pm ET/PT, the film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal. On August 22, 2002, Knight was abducted by Castro (Cruz) in Cleveland and held captive in his home for more than 11 years. Finding strength through her belief in God and determined to be reunited with her son, Knight refused to be broken by the twisted Castro. Soon thereafter, he abducted two teenagers, Amanda Berry (Samantha Droke, Eastwick) and Gina DeJesus (Katie Sarife, Supernatural), and imprisoned them alongside Michelle, who then became a friend and sister figure to her fellow victims.
MURDER, SHE BAKED: A CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MURDER MYSTERY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/2/15 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.
WILLIS FAMILY, THE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 5/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, March 2015) The Willis family brings their musical talents to TLC in a thirteen-episode series following their life at home and on the road. THE WILLIS FAMILY (wt), set to premiere May 5th at 10/9c, will follow Brenda and Toby Willis as they share the challenge of maintaining their large, fourteen-member family while keeping up with the workload required to manage their touring band. The family, hailing from just outside of Nashville, was thrust into the limelight after making it to the final rounds of America's Got Talent, where everyone fell in love with their music and original sound; the YouTube video from their national performance alone has garnered more than 6 million views. Throughout the series, viewers will get an inside look into their lives as they travel the country sharing their talents and balancing a life at home.
MONUMENT GUYS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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LOST IN TRANSMISSION (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, March 2015) Automotive aficionado and TOP GEAR co-host, Rutledge Wood, and fellow car fanatic, George Flanigen, are hitting the road with one mission: rescue and restore America's most under-appreciated classic cars. Premiering on HISTORY(R) Thursday, May 7 at 10 PM ET/PT,LOST IN TRANSMISSION will follow these two car connoisseurs as they comb the barns and backyards of America to find rare rides from the past and get them back on the road to live another day. From resurrecting a 1981 DeLorean that was submerged in Hurricane Sandy to an insect infested 1964 Ford F100 that has been at the mercy of the elements for years, restoring these classics isn't about making a profit for Rutledge and George, it's about uncovering the most incredible vehicles ever made and seeing them run like new. Rutledge is an expert at finding rare cars and George is a shrewd operator with an eye on the budget, providing a much-needed counterbalance to Rutledge's passion. While this journey will take them off the beaten path, exploring hidden back roads and meeting eccentric characters, they will discover the heart of American car culture in LOST IN TRANSMISSION.
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.
STOCKHOLM, PENNSYLVANIA (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/9/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Lifetime is set to premiere the film Stockholm, Pennsylvania (#StockholmPennsylvania) on Saturday, May 2, at 8pm ET/PT. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The State Within) and David Warshofsky (The Mentalist), the original movie centers on a young woman, kidnapped as a child, who struggles to readjust to life after being returned home. Abducted 17 years ago, Leia (Ronan) is miraculously found and returned home to her parents Marcy (Nixon) and Glen Dargon (Warshofsky). Having long forgotten her family, after being raised by her captor Benjamin McKay (Isaacs), Leia finds herself unable to connect to those who love her the most. Instead, she yearns for Ben, the only father figure she's ever known, and the safety of the basement she called home most of her life. Marcy resorts to desperate measures to forge a relationship with Leia, allowing her marriage to unravel as a byproduct. With Marcy's increasingly erratic actions echoing those of Ben, Leia is left questioning what it really means to be loved.
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.
SAY IT TO MY FACE! (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 5/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, April 2015) FYI's new original series, "Say It To My Face!," gives chefs and restaurant owners a chance to redeem themselves before their toughest online critics. Fifteen hour-long episodes are set to premiere on Saturday, May 9 at 9pm ET. Never before have faceless online critics had so much power over the success or failure of restaurants. A chef can be on their game 99% of the time, but one mistake with one disgruntled customer, and they're facing an uphill battle to get diners back through the doors. In "Say It To My Face," restaurants and critics meet face-to-face, for the first time, to air grievances.
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.
SING IT ON (POP)
· [series premiere - special time] · 5/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from POP's press release, April 2015) SING IT ON, a docu-reality television series inspired by the blockbuster movie "Pitch Perfect" and produced by CORE Media Group, the co-producers of "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," and John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co., will premiere on Pop on Wednesday, May 13 at a special time, 10:00 PM, ET/PT. SING IT ON will begin its regular time slot with new episodes airing every week on Wednesdays at 9:00 PM, ET/PT starting on May 20. Featuring eight one-hour episodes, SING IT ON captures the real-life stories, high stakes and personal triumphs of the country's top collegiate a cappella teams as they compete to win the ICCA. Cameras capture the behind-the-scenes journey of five top-ranked a cappella teams (listed alphabetically) - AcaBelles (Florida State University), All Night Yahtzee (Florida State University), No Comment (University of Illinois), Nor'easters (Northeastern University), and Pitch, Please! (Northeastern University) - as they battle it out to earn a spot at and win the ICCA Finals.
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, April 2015) Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on 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. Debuting SATURDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO, BESSIE is executive produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. Ron Schmidt produces.
WRONG GIRL, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/15 at 8:00 PM
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GOURMET DETECTIVE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2015) Dylan Neal ("Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove") and Brooke Burns ("Baywatch," "The Most Wonderful Time of Year") cook up a well-done "whodunit" in a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premiere, "Gourmet Detective" Saturday, May 16, (9pm ET/PT, 8C.) The film, which is the first in an all new Mystery Movie Series, stars Neal as a chef-turned-sleuth whose expertise in the kitchen helps him solve culinary crimes. Neal co-writes the script with his wife Becky Southwell, as well as Executive Produces the film, based on the series of books by Peter King. "Gourmet Detective" also stars Ali Skovbye ("One Christmas Eve"), Laura Mennell ("Haven") and Bill Dow ("When Calls the Heart").
500 QUESTIONS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 5/20/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) From Emmy(R) winner Mark Burnett, CEO, United Artists Media Group ("Shark Tank," "Survivor," "The Voice"), and Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, and Warner Horizon Television ("The Voice," "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor in Paradise") comes "500 Questions," an all-new game show event where the smartest people in the country try to achieve the seemingly impossible task of answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised. There's only one simple rule: never get three wrong in a row - or you're gone. No saves, no helps, no multiple choice, "500 Questions" will keep you on the edge of your seat to see if any of these geniuses can do it. It is the ultimate test, where intellect, strategy and stamina are all equally essential in order to win. The innovative "genius game show," hosted by CNN's Richard Quest ("Quest Means Business"), will air nine hours over nine nights, premiering on Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), with its season finale set for Thursday, May 28. Mark Burnett and Phil Parsons are the executive producers. The show was created by Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett.
BETWEEN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/21/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2014) Today, City, Netflix, and shomi(TM) announced a landmark partnership to bring audiences around the world a new, premium drama series, Between - an original survivalist thriller series, created by award-winning writer/director Michael McGowan (Still Mine, One Week, Saint Ralph) and starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat). The three-way partnership is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new, original series. The first season of Between, featuring six, one-hour episodes, will premiere on City and shomi in Canada and on Netflix outside of Canada where the service is available. Between will come to Netflix Canada one year following the initial premiere. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The series begins principal photography today. Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.
AMERICAN DINER REVIVAL (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 5/22/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, April 2015) Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag are on a mission to help classic American diners across the country in American Diner Revival, premiering Friday, May 22nd at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Over six episodes Amanda and Ty travel the country empowering local towns to lend a hand in saving their struggling diners, utilizing a combination of Ty's design and carpentry skills and Amanda's culinary expertise. With the help of the residents, this duo have only a few days to transform a cherished establishment in desperate need of a physical and menu makeover, and will use a good old-fashioned barn raising to ambush unsuspecting and deserving owners with the surprise of a lifetime.
KIDNAPPED: THE HANNAH ANDERSON STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/23/15 at 8:00 PM
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WHAT THE FUNG? (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 5/23/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, April 2015) FYI's new original series, "What the Fung?!," follows comedians and brothers, Andrew and David Fung, as they travel across America in search of the best local spots to eat. Thirteen half-hour episodes are set to premiere on Saturday, May 23 at 9pm ET. In "What the Fung?!," The Fung Brothers, will take viewers on a comedic culinary journey as they eat their way across the US, all while attempting to eat like "ballers" on a budget. With just fifty dollars each to spend on the best cheap eats, the brothers will sample the most iconic food - from authentic, regional cuisine to more innovative and modern bites - each city has to offer. From New Orleans, to Tampa, Asheville and more - the brothers will meet chefs, and foodie fans like themselves, while gaining access to the kitchens and people behind the food they eat. They will also learn hands-on how to make signature dishes from restaurant owners and chefs.
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.
GRACE OF MONACO (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/25/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2015) Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman stars as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco (#GraceOfMonaco), following the former Hollywood actress' life as the Princess of Monaco during a tenuous time personally and politically, as she struggles with her decision to retire from acting forever while the future of Monaco hangs in the balance. Premiering on Lifetime on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 8pm ET/PT, the movie also stars Tim Roth (Lie to Me, Klondike) as Prince Rainier III, Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon, Superman Returns) as Father Francis Tucker, a Catholic priest and Grace's confidante; Parker Posey (Louie, The Good Wife) as Madge, Grace's aide, and Paz Vega (Spanglish, Sex and Lucia) as opera singer Maria Callas.
ISLAND, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) On "The Island," the internationally acclaimed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls gives the modern American man the ultimate challenge. Can a man of today's world survive on a deserted island without the luxuries - or even the basics - of contemporary everyday life? "The Island," which is based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, doesn't include any of the usual reality show trappings. There are no prizes. No eliminations. No winner. No producers. The six episodes will leave 14 American men isolated on a deserted island with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival tools, committed to filming every moment themselves. These 21st-century American men, who are accustomed to a roof over their head, restaurants and the benefits of technology, are stripped of all modern conveniences and sent back to their roots. They must hunt and gather food, erect shelter and try to survive using only their strength and know-how. All of the men, including a stay-at-home dad, a trauma surgeon, a firefighter and a criminal defense attorney, have something to prove to themselves... and each other. They will test their physical, mental and emotional limits and fight for their very existence. This is the raw, unfiltered and uncensored story of 14 men, as told exclusively by them. "The Island" is produced by Endemol Shine North America and Bear Grylls Ventures. Bear Grylls, Eden Gaha, Michael Brooks, Holly Wofford and Delbert Shoopman serve as executive producers.
GUILTY PLEASURES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
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I CAN DO THAT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/26/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) In this exciting new variety format, America's brightest entertainers will come together to compete and showcase their incredible talent. Each week, a group of six celebrities perform breathtaking and unique acts to prove to the audience that "they can do that!" In each episode, we will see current top music and variety groups showcase unique talents and performances. During each performance, the eight celebrities enter a friendly rivalry as they choose their favorite act, what they think they can master, and who they would pair up with to master the act. Unlike most talent shows, there are no judges or eliminations, it's all for bragging rights. Watch your favorite stars master a new skill every week and face challenges beyond their imagination. They may already be winners, but can they do... THAT? Comedian-actor-producer Marlon Wayans will serve as host. Celebrities participating are acclaimed dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke, superstar recording artists Joe Jonas, Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara, national standup comedian Jeff Dye and actor Alan Ritchson. The series is a Universal Television production. Audrey Morrissey ("The Voice") and Matilda Zoltowski ("Dancing with the Stars") serve as executive producers. Rick Alvarez, Avi Armoza, Nehama Cohen, Elwin De Groot, Steve Harris and Marlon Wayans also executive produce.
BULLSEYE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2015) BULLSEYE, an exhilarating one-hour unscripted challenge series, hosted by Kellan Lutz ("The Legend of Hercules," "The Twilight Saga" franchise), premieres Wednesday, May 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. From Endemol Shine North America, the producers of "Wipeout" and "Fear Factor," BULLSEYE will challenge four men and four women to test their bodies and brains in three ultimate challenges that ask nothing more than for them to hit the BULLSEYE - literally. Comedian Godfrey ("The Godfrey Complex") will serve as co-host. BULLSEYE's fierce "weekend warriors" will participate in three levels of extraordinary challenges, all of which involve using their bodies like human darts to hit targets - on land, sea and air. As the rounds advance in this fun-for-the-family summer series, only those with the sharpest aim move forward. The first challenge finds the eight competitors vying to hit the center of a stationary target while leaping from a moving 18-wheeler, being pulled by a helicopter or acting as a human slingshot being projected hundreds of feet through the air. In round two, the remaining four competitors - two men and two women - race to hit as many targets as possible. These competitors may be aiming for targets while descending down a building or jumping between two racing speedboats. In the third and final challenge, the remaining three competitors race against the clock to conquer the ultimate test and hit the final BULLSEYE.
AQUARIUS (NBC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 5/28/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) It's 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When Emma (Emma Dumont, "Salvation"), the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer, goes missing, LAPD Sgt. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny, "Californication," "The X-Files") starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he's questioning don't take kindly to cops, especially a cop with hair as short as his. Needing the help of someone to trust, he partners with young undercover cop Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "Friday Night Lights"), a law-abiding officer who struggles with his own demons. He also begins to rely on Charmain Tully (Claire Holt, "Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars"), an ambitious rookie cop who's anxious to prove herself in a male-dominated profession. It's not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. From there, they follow this man's trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder and a cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they're hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, "Game of Thrones") - a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the '60s until something snapped. "Aquarius" will explore the cat-and-mouse game between Manson and the police in those turbulent years leading up to the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.
SMILE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/28/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2014) Imagine having teeth so damaged that you can't smile. Imagine not dating, working or even leaving the house because of the horrid state of your teeth. For some Americans, this is their shocking reality, and this series explores what happens when they are offered the chance of a lifetime - the chance to smile. Smile is a bold, new hour-long series that documents the emotional and psychological journeys of people attempting to fix their lives by fixing their teeth. The program is from 11th Street Productions and executive produced by Morgan J. Freeman and Dia Sokol Savage. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan of Lifetime also executive produce.
NIGHTINGALE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/29/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, March 2015) The HBO Films single-character drama NIGHTINGALE, starring Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo ("Selma"), will debut FRIDAY, MAY 29, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, NIGHTINGALE is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man.
SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/30/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Kelli Garner (The Aviator, Pan Am) plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime's four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at 9pm ET/PT. The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award(R) winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, The Last of Robin Hood) as Marilyn's biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Texas Rising, Magic City) also headline the cast while Sarandon's daughter Eva Amurri Martino (Californication) plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn's childhood guardian.
SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series finale] · 5/31/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Kelli Garner (The Aviator, Pan Am) plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime's four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at 9pm ET/PT. The miniseries, which uncovers many closely-guarded secrets the blonde bombshell kept from the public, also stars Academy Award(R) winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, The Last of Robin Hood) as Marilyn's biggest secret of all, her mother Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Texas Rising, Magic City) also headline the cast while Sarandon's daughter Eva Amurri Martino (Californication) plays Gladys in her youth. Watson portrays Grace McKee, Marilyn's childhood guardian.
UNREAL (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2015) Lifetime's highly-anticipated scripted series UnREAL (#UnREALTV), starring Shiri Appleby (Girls) and Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, Entourage), will premiere Monday, June 1, at 10pm ET/PT. This provocative drama, that gives a fictitious behind-the-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program, makes its world premiere today at SXSW at 3:30pm CT in the Vimeo theater in the Austin Convention Center. UnREAL was created by Marti Noxon (Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. It was inspired by Shapiro's 2013 SXSW award-winning independent short film Sequin Raze. Set against the backdrop of the hit dating competition show Everlasting, UnREAL is led by flawed heroine Rachel Goldberg (Appleby), a young producer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with, and among, the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage that the program's dispassionate executive producer, Quinn King (Zimmer), demands. What ensues is an eye-opening look at what happens in the outrageous world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and being a producer a whole other reality.
WHISPERS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/15 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) We love to play games with our children. But what happens when someone else starts to play with them, too? Someone we don't know. Can't see. Can't hear. In "The Whispers," someone or something - is manipulating the ones we love most to commit the unthinkable. In the country's center of political power, Washington D.C., several kids have been talking about their imaginary friend, Drill. What the parents don't know is that this friend is not as imaginary as they think. And when the mysterious games Drill convinces them to play turn dangerous, FBI child specialist Claire Bennigan is called in to investigate. What is it that Drill wants, and why does he - or it - only communicate with children? As the clock counts down, a suspenseful race will begin to save not only their families, but the world. Before it's too late. The Whispers" stars Lily Rabe as Claire Bennigan, Barry Sloane as Wes Lawrence, Milo Ventimiglia as John Doe, Derek Webster as Jessup Rollins, Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Kylie Rogers as Minx Lawrence and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Henry Bennigan. The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Zack Estrin. The pilot was written and co-executive produced by Soo Hugh, who also developed the series. "The Whispers" is produced by ABC Studios, with Amblin TV as co-producer.
STITCHERS (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, April 2015) ABC Family's first procedural drama, "Stitchers," follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be 'stitched' into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten's roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a 'stitcher.' Created and written by Jeffrey A. Schechter ("Overruled!"), who will executive produce alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken, "Stitchers" stars newcomer Emma Ishta as Kirsten, Kyle Harris ("Carrie Diaries") as Cameron, Ritesh Rajan (upcoming "Jungle Book" feature) as Linus, Salli Richardson-Whitfield ("Eureka," "I Am Legend") as Maggie, and Allison Scagliotti ("Warehouse 13") as Camille. Todd Holland ("The Larry Sanders Show," "Malcolm in the Middle") will direct the premiere episode. "Stitchers" will premiere on Tuesday, June 2nd at 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT.
SENSE8 (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2013) Netflix will bring Georgeville Television's Sense8, a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted, exclusively to its members to watch instantly in late 2014. The 10 episode season one of Sense8 marks the first foray into television by the Wachowskis, the creative geniuses behind Bound, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas, and is the latest project from veteran show runner J. Michael Straczynski , creator of the Hugo Award-winning Babylon 5 TV series and whose film credits include Changeling, Thor and Underworld Awakening.
BRANSON TAXI (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, January 2015) In Branson, Missouri life is about loving your family, having good times and making boatloads of money. Branson cab king Scott Thompson excels at all three. In Branson Taxi, viewers go inside Scott's family-run cab monopoly in Branson where the egos and demands equal those of New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. But Branson is a place where flash isn't coveted and people don't put up with divas and Scott's team of Ozark-bearded hillbillies and blue-eyed beauties know how to respond. Among them are Scott's young daughter Jade, dispatch manager Karen, smoky shop foreman Tom, pirate-hat-wearing cab mechanic Rusty, Ad Sales and Marketing experts Tessa and Dawnell and their wacky group of drivers Jeff, Steve and Bobby. But mixing family, friends and Branson's booming tourism industry makes for a shaky ride and keeps Scott and his team working around the clock to keep the competition at bay and passengers happy. Branson Taxi is produced by High Noon Entertainment with Jim Berger, Scott Feeley and Patrick Jager serving as Executive Producers.
BECOMING US (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 6/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, April 2015) The groundbreaking new unscripted drama series "Becoming Us" (formerly known as "My Transparent Life") centers on a teenager named Ben who is learning to live with his dad becoming a woman. The series will follow Ben, his family and his friends as they support one another through this unexpected journey and navigate their new world with Charlie now living as Carly. The show is a generational story of a loving family and circle of friends supporting one another through this unfamiliar situation. "Becoming Us" will premiere on Monday, June 8th at 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT.
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.
DARK MATTER (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, December 2014) Syfy today announced casting of the new acquired scripted series Dark Matter, which will feature Melissa O'Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight) with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). The series begins production in Toronto on January 7. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise), and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl, XIII), the 13 one-hour episodes are based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics. Dark Matter will premiere on Syfy in Summer 2015, joining Syfy's stable of acquired international and domestic co-productions ranging from the hit series Z Nation to popular programs such as Lost Girl, Bitten and Continuum, and the upcoming series Olympus. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Vanessa Piazza. The series will be distributed internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution. In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
SECRET LIVES OF AMERICANS (PIVOT)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pivot's press release, March 2015) Pivot announced premiere dates for a new season of "Angry Planet," Friday, April 17 at 10pm ET, and for "Secret Lives of Americans" Friday, June 12 at 10:30pm ET. "Secret Lives of Americans" gives viewers an up-close and unflinching look at individuals' lives as they expose powerful secrets to the most important people in their lives. The series will be primarily shot by the subjects themselves, giving viewers an opportunity to experience immersive and intimate documentation, hearing firsthand about the turmoil caused by the skeletons in the subjects' closets. As these journeys unfold, viewers will come to understand the subjects' stories within the context of a greater social issue. Eli Holzman, Stephen Lambert, and Danny Villa serve as executive producers for All3Media America. John Henshaw also serves as executive producer. Jeff Skoll and Christy Spitzer serve as executive producers for Pivot.
TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/15/15 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.
MAKING OF THE MOB: NEW YORK (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 6/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, April 2015) AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob: New York" will premiere on Monday, June 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and be narrated by Emmy(R) Award-winning actor Ray Liotta. Kicking off "Mob Mondays," the eight-part series begins in 1905 and spans over 50 years to trace the rise of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who organized the criminal underworld, turning the Mafia into an American institution. The premiere will air following a 25th Anniversary feature presentation of 1990s Oscar(R)-winning film Goodfellas (Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci) at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. "The Making of The Mob: New York" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winning Stephen David Entertainment ("The World Wars," "The Men Who Built America").
CLIPPED (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, May 2014) Buzzy's is the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the Emmy(R)-winning creators of Will & Grace. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and six-time Emmy nominee George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy about a group of misfits from high school who work together at a Charlestown, Mass. barbershop called Buzzy's. Their dreams may lie across the Charles River in Boston, but for now, their work, their lives and their loves - not to mention their sense of humor - remain in Charlestown. Buzzy's comes to TBS from KoMut Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
PROOF (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2015) For millennia, the world's greatest scholars and philosophers have tried to answer one important question: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond? Now a brilliant surgeon is ready to take up the mantle in TNT's intriguing new drama Proof, starring Jennifer Beals (The L Word, Flashdance), Matthew Modine (And the Band Played On, Full Metal Jacket), David Sutcliffe (Private Practice, Gilmore Girls) and Joe Morton (Scandal, Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, who has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage and a growing estrangement from her daughter. Carolyn is persuaded by Ivan Turing (Modine), a cancer-stricken tech inventor and billionaire to investigate cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, hauntings and other phenomena, all of it in the search for evidence that death is not the end. It's both a journey of exploration toward finding an answer to a question many people have asked and a deeply personal and emotional journey for Carolyn, who hopes to find answers in the wake of her son's death. Proof also stars Callum Blue (Dead Like Me, Royal Pains), Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class, Justified) Annie Thurman (The Hunger Games) and newcomer Caroline Rose Kaplan. The series is produced by TNT, with Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer), Rob Bragin (Greek, Murphy Brown), Tom Jacobson (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Uncle Buck), Jill Littman and Emmy(R) winner Alex Graves (The West Wing, Game of Thrones) serving as executive producers.
DEUTSCHLAND 83 (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, April 2015) SundanceTV announced today that "Deutschland 83" will premiere Wednesday, June 17 at 11:00PM ET/PT. "Deutschland 83" is a coming-of-age spy thriller, which unfolds just as the Cold War between East and West comes to a head. The eight-part series is written and created by American journalist and author Anna Winger (This Must Be the Place) alongside her husband Joerg Winger, a successful German showrunner ("Soko Leipzig"), who serves as executive producer. The New York Times touted the series as an "ingenious, counterintuitive look at the Cold War." "Deutschland 83" is a captivating story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) as the 24-year-old East German native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal.
ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life Magazine documented the astronauts' families, capturing the behind-the-scenes lives of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. As their celebrity rose and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together.
COMPLICATIONS (USA)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/18/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2015) From the creator of "Burn Notice," comes the fast-paced and unpredictable thriller, COMPLICATIONS. The series stars Jason O'Mara as Dr. John Ellison, a suburban doctor who, while still dealing with the emotional effects of his daughter's death, intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life. The series also stars Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf ("Leverage"), and Lauren Stamile ("Burn Notice").
KILLJOYS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, July 2014) Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions announced today that Hannah John-Kamen, who starred in the West End musical Viva Forever, Aaron Ashmore, who played Steve Jinks on the long-running Warehouse 13, and Luke Macfarlane, who portrayed Scotty Wandell in the popular Brothers and Sisters, have been cast as the leads in the upcoming original space adventure drama series Killjoys. From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and Michelle Lovretta, the creator of Lost Girl who will serve as writer and showrunner, Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war. Chris Grismer (Vampire Diaries) will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Commissioned by Space and produced by Temple Street Productions for Space and Syfy, the 10-episode, one-hour series will begin production in Toronto on August 5. Killjoys will premiere on Syfy and Space in 2015.
BATTLEBOTS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) "BattleBots" is a reimagined take of the killer robot combat sport from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original "BattleBots" franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The homeade robots will battle against each other, in a single elimination tournament style format, until there is one champion. The six episode series features next generation robots - bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. Separate weight classes will be eliminated so that robots of all sizes will battle against each other. State of the Art Onboard Technology and Cameras will provide audiences with enhanced viewing and combat analytics. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds. MGM Television, which has a development deal with Whalerock Industries, will be distributing the program internationally. Executive Producers are Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Ed Roski and Greg Munson.
BIG CRAZY FAMILY ADVENTURE (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2015) Trekking through the Himalaya (with a short stop at Mt. Everest's base camp), sailing the Ganges River, crossing the North Pacific Ocean on a container ship, meditating with monks in a Tibetan monastery - these are not the typical activities you might expect during a family vacation with two young children. But the Kirkby family is on an extraordinary adventure halfway around the globe - and inviting everyone to come along. Travel Channel's mesmerizing and cinematic new series, "Big Crazy Family Adventure," premiering Sunday, June 21 with back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, follows wilderness guide, writer and award-winning photographer Bruce Kirkby throughout this epic trip - from his home in Kimberley, British Columbia, to a remote monastery in the Himalaya - with his wife, Christine Pitkanen, and their two young boys: Bodi, 7 and Taj, 3. There's just one catch: on their 13,000-mile adventure they won't be taking ANY airplanes. To fully experience the life-changing and serendipitous moments that exploring the world provides, they'll get to their final destination through surface travel only - canoe, container ship, ferry, high-speed train, river boat, tuk tuk, pony, their own eight feet and more. The series is comprised of nine, hour-long episodes.
BALLERS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) The new comedy series BALLERS kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football. Rob Corrdry, Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, and Arielle Kebble also star. Created and executive produced by Steve Levinson; executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg, Dany Garcia, Julian Farino, Evan Reilly and Rob Weiss.
BRINK, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2015) The new comedy series THE BRINK begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). This epic dark comedy focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men: Secretary of State Walter Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson, who must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three. Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson star. Executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach; created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib.
MR. ROBOT (USA)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2015) This techno thriller follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When the mysterious leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime. MR. ROBOT also stars Portia Doubleday ("Her"), Carly Chaikin ("Suburgatory") and Martin Wallström ("Simple Simon").
BOOM! (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2015) Combining high drama and high stakes with high comedy in a fun-filled, trivia-charged, slime-soaked, entertainment explosion, new quiz show BOOM!, hosted by comedian Tom Papa ("The Marriage Ref"), premieres Thursday, June 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). From Keshet DCP, BOOM! is a general knowledge quiz show that challenges teams of three players to defuse a series of ticking slime-bombs, by dramatically cutting the wires relating to the correct answers and leaving the wrong answers untouched. Get it right - and the players win big money. Get it wrong or run out of time - and, after a tense countdown, the players - and portions of the audience - are showered with anything from "guacamole" to "mashed potatoes," forcing the players out of the game.
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, February 2015) ZOO, a new drama based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, will premiere Tuesday, June 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). In the series, a wave of violent animal attacks against humans begin taking place across the globe. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist (James Wolk) is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic's mystery before there's no place left for people to hide.
SCREAM (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) "Scream" is based on the eponymous, international hit horror franchise. After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens - with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart - become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who's out for blood.
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING: SAN FRANCISCO (BRAVO)
· [75-minute series premiere] · 7/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, April 2015) Bravo Media crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into the home of the latest generation of tech giants, on the supersized series premiere of "Million Dollar Listing San Francisco" airing Wednesday, July 8 from 10 - 11:15 p.m. ET/PT. The fourth installment of the successful "Million Dollar Listing" franchise follows the lives of three ambitious hot shot real estate agents, Justin Fichelson, Andrew Greenwell and Roh Habibi, as they strive to outsell one another in a cutthroat market filled by young tech millionaires. With price points rising 34% in the last year*, San Francisco is in the middle of a real estate revolution and these brokers-by-the-bay are listing some of the most expensive and architecturally unique properties around the country. In this town competition is steep and these agents are always rushing to find their next golden listing and billionaire client.
DATES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2015) The British series DATES, in which each episode focuses on a first date between two people who have met on an online dating service, debuts with back-to-back episodes Thursday, July 9 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET and 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET), following original episodes of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The series explores the issues, intricacies, romance, and danger of modern relationships and the thrills, calamities, lies, and truths of first dates. Featuring a cast that largely changes with each episode, DATES includes such stars as Oona Chaplin ("Game of Thrones"), Ben Chaplin ("Thin Red Line"), Andrew Scott ("Sherlock"), Katie McGrath ("Dracula"), Amanda Hale ("The White Queen") and Gemma Chan ("Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"). Bryan Elsley created the series that aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. DATES is produced by Balloon (Dates) Ltd., and distributed by eOne.
ONE BAD CHOICE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) Each episode of "One Bad Choice" tells the story of how a single mistake can change the trajectory of a life forever. Through first-person narrative alongside dramatic reenactments, each episode culminates with how the person is doing now.
SEX WITH BRODY (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2015) E! Entertainment bares it all with their upcoming four-episode series, "Sex with Brody," a call-in talk show based on television personality and sex enthusiast Brody Jenner's podcast series. Joined by relationship therapist and author Dr. Mike Dow and actress and comedian Stevie Ryan, the roundtable talk show will get hot and heavy around the topics of love, relationships and sex. From in-depth discussions on how to deal with exes, to surprising revelations about foreplay, and the troubles of online dating, no stone is left unturned. Jenner, a notorious expert in the dating arena, will take on these hot topics, hitting the phones and the streets to encourage strangers to "strip down" and reveal their burning thoughts around sex and relationships. Special guest appearances including Christina Milian, Joanna Krupa and April Rose will add color to the pop culture dialogue, giving viewers an inside look at the celebrity take on sex.
SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL (FX)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, April 2015) Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, created by and starring Denis Leary, will air on FX on Thursdays at 10 PM e/p, beginning July 16. Leary stars as "Johnny Rock," lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kickass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up. The same day the album dropped. Because lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife. So the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons - like self-destructing sooner than any group in rock 'n' roll history. 25 years later the only thing bigger than Johnny's ego is his prostate. The drugs he really needs now aren't cocaine and marijuana - they're Crestor, Cymbalta and Cialis. He's out of work, out of money and out of show business options. That's when a massively talented young singer named Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) shows up - with a burning desire to be famous, a throwback appreciation for The Heathens only album, and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio. Only this time, SHE'S the lead singer and Johnny's just a behind the scenes songwriter. John Ales, Bobby Kelly and Elaine Hendrix round out the rest of this dysfunctional rock and roll family. The race is on to see who gets famous first - and for what reason. Leary serves as Executive Producer along with Jim Serpico. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.
GEEKS WHO DRINK (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/15 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2015) Syfy announced today that Zachary Levi, star of NBC's Chuck and upcoming Heroes Reborn, will executive produce and host the game show Geeks Who Drink through one of his production arms, The Nerd Machine. The weekly series is based on the pub trivia contest of the same name, which has become a nationwide phenomenon with more than 25,000 people participating in over 600 bars across 35 states. Produced by Kinetic Contact (Married at First Sight, Little Women, The Taste) and Condé Nast Entertainment, Geeks Who Drink will premiere on Syfy Thursday, July 16th. In each installment of Geeks Who Drink, two teams of self-proclaimed "trivia geeks" battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. Each team consists of three players - a celebrity team captain and two trivia pros. After three rounds of raucous game-play and (mostly) friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard and a bevy of prizes to geek out over.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2015) The counselors are confirmed for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a limited 8-episode series coming to Netflix just in time for summer. Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter are among some of the cast joining the series, which tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood's famous summer season, now fourteen years after the film's debut. The series is directed by David Wain and co-written by Wain and Michael Showalter.
TUT (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, July 2014) Legendary actor Ben Kingsley will star in Spike TV's event series "Tut," it was announced today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. Kingsley will bring his wealth of cinematic experience to the key role of "Ay," the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun who wields tremendous power and influence as the top advisor to the young Egyptian ruler. "Tut" will be shot entirely on location in Morocco and Canada this fall and will debut on the network in 2015. This will be Spike TV's first scripted event series in eight years and is another step in the network's move to reaching a more gender-balanced audience.
SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, March 2015) Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c. In addition, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will wreak havoc on all Syfy channels around the world - 86 countries in all, including the UK, Australia and across Europe, Asia and Latin America - when it premieres in international primetime within 24 hours of the United States debut.
COLD JUSTICE: SEX CRIMES (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2015) TNT is expanding its real-life investigation series Cold Justice with the all-new spinoff, Cold Justice: Sex Crimes from Wolf Reality and Magical Elves. This new series is an extremely timely project, especially in light of the sobering statistics for sex-related crimes in America revealing that there are approximately 240,000 survivors of sexual assault in America, including men, women and children. In fact, every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. To combat these numbers and bring justice to the survivors of sexual assault, former Harris County, Texas, prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O'Neill are traveling to small towns around the country to help local law enforcement close cases that have sat dormant for years. Emmy(R) winners Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago Fire), Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef, Project Greenlight) and Tom Thayer (Hitchcock, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) serve as executive producers on Cold Justice: Sex Crimes, with Cold Justice expert Kelly Siegler also serving as an executive producer on the new show.
SIGNIFICANT MOTHER (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2015) In SIGNIFICANT MOTHER, premiering Monday, August 3 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET), budding Portland restaurateur Nate's (Josh Zuckerman) world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy, is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). To make matters worse, Nate's previously disinterested dad, Harrison (Jonathan Silverman) is now determined to win Lydia back and isn't afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend's first serious relationship, Nate's "new normal" forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life. SIGNIFICANT MOTHER was initially developed as a digital series for CW Seed, The CW's digital studio, before being ordered to series for the broadcast network.
WICKED OFFER, A (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2015) In the outrageous, darkly comic one-hour series A WICKED OFFER, premiering Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m ET), couples are presented with a series of Faustian bargains, as they must decide to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes. With each challenge testing the couple's moral and ethical boundaries, the couples must weigh the potential havoc wreaked on their relationship with each other and everyone involved. As each task is completed, the stakes and the cash value are raised, forcing the couple to decide how far they're willing to go for money. A WICKED OFFER is executive produced by Bobby Sizemore ("Giuliana and Bill," "Tori and Dean") and by Jenny Daly ("Storage Hunters," "Mystery Diners," "Container Wars," "Invention USA") through her T Group production company.
MR. ROBINSON (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) As lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson, "The Office") knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade. Every struggling artist knows the drill: You've got to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. It's an easy gig, right? The school principal (Peri Gilpin, "Frasier") believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She's none too fond of Craig's unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (recurring guest star Meagan Good, "Think Like a Man"). It's a constant struggle for Craig, having one foot in the music world with his band, Nasty Delicious, and one foot in the teaching world. But if Craig wants to get the girl of his dreams and teach these kids the joys of music, he'll have to buckle down, shape up and get the funk out. "Mr. Robinson" is inspired by Robinson's real-life experiences as a music teacher. Writers Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen ("Back in the Game," "Lucky") serve as executive producers with Howard Klein ("Parks and Recreation"), Mark Schulman ("Chelsea Lately") and Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld"). "Mr. Robinson" is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
CARMICHAEL SHOW, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller ("Neighbors") comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod's relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in training girlfriend, his ever-hustling brother, and his mother who is always, always, always right with Jesus. "The Carmichael Show" also stars David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine as Jerrod's father and mother. Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Stoller and Ravi Nandan serve as executive producers. "The Carmichael Show" is co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television.
PUBLIC MORALS (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, April 2015) This summer, TNT is going to take viewers to the seedy, gritty streets and the bright, seductive lights of 1960s New York with Public Morals, a powerful, buzz-generating police drama from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen, TNT's Mob City). Public Morals also stars Michael Rapaport (Justified, Prison Break) and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans, Inside Amy Schumer). The series centers on Terry Muldoon (Burns), an officer of the Public Morals Division, which investigates vice crimes in the city. Many of Muldoon's fellow cops in the division walk a thin line between morality and crime as vice-related temptations threaten to snare even the best of officers, including Muldoon's partner, Charlie Bullman (Rapoport). As Muldoon watches the Hells Kitchen streets where he grew up devoured by an escalating war within two factions of the Irish-American Mob, he becomes more determined than ever to fight back against the city's dark underbelly so he can provide a safe place where he and his wife, Christine (Masucci), can raise their family. Also starring in Public Morals are Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Castle, Low Winter Sun), Wass Stevens (House of Cards, The Wrestler), Keith Nobbs (In Plain Sight, The Pacific), Austin Stowell (The Secret Life of an American Teenager, Behind the Candelabra), Patrick Murney (Person of Interest, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Katrina Bowden (30 Rock, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood, 90210), Brian Wiles (Person of Interest) and Cormac Cullinane (Honestly Amelia). In addition, Public Morals will feature guest appearances by Oscar(R) winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, TNT's Leverage, American Crime), Golden Globe(R) winner Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Presumed Innocent, Cocoon), Satellite Award(R) winner Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Boomtown, TNT's Mob City) and Satellite Award nominee Robert Knepper (Prison Break, TNT's Mob City). Public Morals is produced in collaboration with Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, the team behind the network's hit series Falling Skies. Also serving as executive producer is Aaron Lubin.
TODRICK (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) In his new weekly MTV docu-series, quadruple-threat Todrick Hall lets fans into his creative factory and introduces them to the passionate troupe of creative collaborators who pour heart and soul into his weekly videos.
GIRL CODE LIVE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) "Girl Code Live" is a weekly half-hour late night talk show hosted by three hilarious ladies from "Girl Code" - Nessa, Carly and Awkwafina. The series will feature celebrity guests, musical artists, fun games and candid girl-talk in front of a live studio audience.
WIZ LIVE!, THE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) NBC will debut a new live television production of the hit Broadway musical "The Wiz" on Thursday, Dec. 3, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. Entering into a unique partnership with NBC on "The Wiz - to be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - is Cirque du Soleil, whose new stage theatrical division will co-produce the live TV event and then present it as a major Broadway revival for the 2016-17 season. Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and Broadway revival of "The Wiz" in collaboration with Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original Broadway book by William F. Brown.
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.