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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
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.
TREETOP CAT RESCUE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2015) Every day in western Washington State, wily felines scale massive trees, only to find themselves helplessly stranded hundreds of feet off the ground. Lucky for them, expert tree climbers and kitty communication experts Shaun Sears and Tom Otto are prepared to do whatever it takes to rescue these panicked pets and reunite them with their owners. The duo runs the non-profit organization, Canopy Cat Rescue, a highly skilled, two-man operation adept at climbing the region's notoriously tall timber. Over the past two years, they have scaled trees as tall as 15 stories high while bringing nearly 500 kitties back to the loving arms of their worried humans. Viewers will get an up-close look at the moments when these frightened felines meet their knight in shining armor in the all-new series, TREETOP CAT RESCUE debuting Saturday May 30 with a special double episode premiere at 9:00PM and 9:30PM on Animal Planet.
100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, May 2015) Three best friends are determined to make the most out of their middle school years using an ever-expanding list of challenges as their guide in Nickelodeon's newest live-action series, 100 Things to Do Before High School, debuting Saturday, June 6, at 8p.m. (ET/PT). The 26-episode series will air regularly on Saturdays at 8p.m. (ET/PT), with each episode available on Nick.com, the Nick App and Nick On Demand one day following its linear TV premiere. Created by Scott Fellows (Big Time Rush), 100 Things to Do Before High School follows the comedic adventures of 12-year old CJ Martin (Isabela Moner) who always dreamed that high school would be the greatest years of her life. After her older brother warns her that life after middle school is not quite the teenage dream, CJ becomes more committed than ever to strengthen her friendships with her two best friends, Fenwick Frazier (Jaheem Toombs) and Christian "Crispo" Powers (Owen Joyner), before high school ruins their lives forever. Together, they embark on a bucket list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies and clueless teachers. For CJ, Fenwick and Crispo growing up means trying everything and taking chances while they still can.
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.
PARANORMAL SURVIVOR (DA)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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AMERICAN GENIUS (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2015) For many of America's boldest, most daring and most creative inventors, the greatest challenge wasn't beating the odds - it was beating the competition. Behind these iconic innovators are rivals with vision, determination and ambition to match theirs: Tesla vs. Edison, Gates vs. Jobs, Hearst vs. Pulitzer. These are their stories. Premiering Monday, June 1, 2015, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, National Geographic Channel's American Genius chronicles the competitions in innovation that pit history's brightest minds against each other in the race to lay claim to the future. The eight-part docudrama event from Stephen David Entertainment, the producers of the multiple-award-winning miniseries "The Men Who Built America," features the brilliant and irrepressible inventors who have made the United States the greatest hotbed of business in the world over the past 225 years.
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.
JUNK FOOD FLIP (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
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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.
SECRETS & WIVES (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, April 2015) Bravo Media joins the inner circle of an affluent, tight-knit group of long-time girlfriends who grew up on Long Island with "Secrets and Wives," premiering Tuesday, June 2 at 10pm ET/PT. Navigating the pitfalls of marriage and divorce, these six women - Andi Black, Susan Doneson, Cori Goldfarb, Gail Greenberg, Amy Miller and Liza Sandler - are all going through the process of reinventing themselves under the microscope of family, friends and exes. Throughout the season, this sisterhood of friends will come together and take on some of life's biggest challenges. From second or third divorces, new marriages, searching for love, and adjusting to an empty nest, every conflict is fraught with decades of real baggage. Years of memories are amongst this intertwined group of women, but can they come together for the moments that truly matter most?
WHAT HISTORY FORGOT (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from American Heroes Channel's press release, May 2015) We all know that the United States was the first nation to put a man on the moon, but did you know that the Soviets were there too? What about the true origins behind our beloved Star Spangled Banner (hint: it may or may not have been a drinking song!), or the secret ingredient in the original Coca-Cola recipe? For every great story that people remember, there are hundreds of others that remain untold. Now, these fascinating and surprising stories come alive in American Heroes Channel's (AHC) new, six-part series, WHAT HISTORY FORGOT. Hosted by history buff and veteran high school teacher Joe Moniaci, WHAT HISTORY FORGOT tells famously forgotten tales that shaped some of America's greatest icons, scandals and disasters. The all-new series premieres on Tuesday, June 2 at 10/9c only on AHC.
RING OF HONOR (DA)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Destination America's press release, May 2015) Destination America announced today that it has signed a national broadcast deal with professional wrestling league RING OF HONOR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., bringing one of the most respected wrestling organizations to the only network dedicated to all-American entertainment. Destination America is now the one-two-punch to professional wrestling, adding RING OF HONOR (ROH) to its line-up after launching IMPACT WRESTLING in early 2015. RING OF HONOR has been delivering top wrestling matches for ten years with captivating hard-hitting stars such as Jay & Mark Briscoe, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, The Young Bucks, Maria Kanellis, Adam Cole and Jay Lethal. Destination America will pack on the action beginning Wednesday June 3 with the series premiere of RING OF HONOR at 8/7c leading into brand new premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9/8c.
CRAZIEST RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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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.
BIGGEST & BADDEST (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, April 2015) This June, Nat Geo WILD will get up close and personal with the world's fiercest predators and most legendary animals. Our cameras will follow renowned explorer and biologist Niall McCann on his mission to find the Biggest & Baddest animals around the globe for conservation research. The series makes its debut on Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. The announcement was made today by Geoff Daniels, EVP and general manager of Nat Geo WILD.
CATCHING MONSTERS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2015) Up in the unforgiving North Atlantic, in a small sacred stretch of ocean, treasure lurks in the deep. In just 1,000 square nautical miles, a group of hearty fishermen battle it out for the biggest and most valuable fish in the sea - the monster Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. These massive fish make the tuna caught off the coast of Massachusetts look like bait. CATCHING MONSTERS, a new series premiering Friday, June 5, at 10 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel, will take viewers inside the intense world of fishing for one of the world's most prized ocean predators. Every Fall, a brave group of fishermen abandon their jobs as lobstermen for six weeks to pursue monsters of the deep that can bring in a fortune. In these diehard North Atlantic fishing communities, fishing is in their blood and passed down from generation to generation.
PREACH (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2015) Prayers are about to be answered with Lifetime's all-new docuseries Preach (#Preach), premiering Friday, June 5th, at 10pm ET/PT. Produced by CORE Media Group, the show follows four powerful female leaders who believe God has given them the ability to heal the sick, see the future and rid people of their addictions. Known as "Prophetesses," these women speak as interpreters through whom the will of God is expressed. In order for their legacy to continue, they must enlist protégés and teach them how to carry on their gift. These "Queens of the Church" each have different styles and their own special way of delivering God's message, but all are united in their love of the Lord.
DOUBLE DADDY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/6/15 at 8:00 PM
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SUMMONING, THE (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 6/6/15 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, May 2015) In THE SUMMONING, Parker plays Angela Simmons-Alexander, a young woman who complicates her life by resurrecting her late husband TJ Simmons (Tilford). Though her new husband Wayne Alexander (Dorian Missick, Lucky Number Slevin) is everything she could hope for, the passion in her marriage is lukewarm at best. Given an artifact - a spiritual medallion said to awaken the deceased - by a dead friend's brother, Drew Studdard (Darius McCrary, Family Matters, Committed), Angela cannot resist temptation and invokes the magic of the mysterious gift. The reunion with her past love is emotional but turns deadly very quickly as his spirit begins to strengthen and make life-threatening demands, including turning Kendra (Storm Reid, Twelve Years A Slave), one of their young daughters, against Wayne. With the help of Kiki (Diandra Lyle, Urban Love Story), a homeless woman Angela hired to run her bar's kitchen, they plot to send TJ back to the grave.
LIFE STORY (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2015) Experience the universal story that unites us with every animal on the planet. LIFE STORY, a Discovery Channel/BBC co-production, premieres Saturday, June 6 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the Discovery Channel. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, LIFE STORY takes us on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life. For the first time ever, this six-part series will follow animal characters up-close in their natural habitat as they attempt to overcome the challenges of life and survival with resilience, tenacity and extraordinary behavior. Over the course of six engaging and emotionally powerful episodes, LIFE STORY will follow these animals through various stages of life as they take steps towards their ultimate target: creating the next generation. LIFE STORY will illustrate the incredible cycle of life from the animals' first steps to adulthood as they learn to adapt to life without parents, find shelter and refuge from enemies, gain a position of power in their world, breed and reproduce, and finally, attempt to rear offspring. Filmed in 29 countries on six continents and recording over 1,800 hours of footage, LIFE STORY will capture unique animal behavior from around the globe, from Australia and Southeast Asia to Africa and the United states, along with stunning landscapes and natural spectacles. LIFE STORY is the first landmark series to be shot in ultra-hi-definition (4K), delivering the highest quality images ever seen in wildlife documentary.
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.
HOME FACTORY (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
MUMMIES ALIVE (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian's press release, May 2015) A new Smithsonian Channel series narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210) traverses four continents to reveal the extraordinary stories behind the world's most enigmatic mummies. MUMMIES ALIVE, premiering Sunday, June 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, spans 5,000 years of history, with each of the six episodes focusing on one mummy including: a legendary cowboy gunslinger of the American Wild West, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian pharaoh, and a 14-year-old girl found on top of a 22,000-foot volcano in South America. These mummies are time travelers from the past and the most precious human link we have to our ancestors. By investigating their incredible preserved remains and bringing them to back to life through cutting-edge CGI, their stories and the secrets of past civilizations come to light.
SERIAL THRILLER (ID)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 6/7/15 at 10:00 PM
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2015) ID's first original scripted miniseries, SERIAL THRILLER, propels viewers into the heart of a community that was terrorized by one of the world's most notorious serial killers. The debut installment, SERIAL THRILLER: ANGEL OF DECAY, brings viewers to a town where a string of victims with similar profiles begin to pop up, and two local police investigators make it their mission to track down the killer before he claims his next victim.
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.
SERIAL THRILLER (ID)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/9/15 at 10:00 PM
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2015) ID's first original scripted miniseries, SERIAL THRILLER, propels viewers into the heart of a community that was terrorized by one of the world's most notorious serial killers. The debut installment, SERIAL THRILLER: ANGEL OF DECAY, brings viewers to a town where a string of victims with similar profiles begin to pop up, and two local police investigators make it their mission to track down the killer before he claims his next victim.
PLAYER GETS PLAYED (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, April 2015) The game is over... when Oxygen Media debuts the new series "Player Gets Played" on Wednesday, June 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT following "The Prancing Elites Project" as part of the network's Wednesday night original programming lineup. Each episode follows one woman with a lurking suspicion as she uncovers the heartbreaking reality that she is not the only love in her boyfriend's life. After discovering the truth with the help of social media and friends, the ladies join together without letting the "player" in on their plan and plot a surprising reveal designed to teach him a lesson. "'Player Gets Played' takes a look at women who unite on a journey to reclaim their hearts and power," said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. "From heartbreak to major soul searching, each episode will share relatable journeys that connect women to each other, which is a key ingredient to an Oxygen show and resonates profoundly with our viewers."
I ESCAPED MY KILLER (LMN)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
SEVENTIES, THE (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, November 2014) Following the critically-acclaimed and highly-rated series THE SIXTIES, CNN, PLAYTONE and HERZOG & COMPANY in association with HBO are producing an eight-part documentary series that will explore an equally consequential decade: the 1970s. The non-scripted series, THE SEVENTIES, will be executive produced by multiple EMMY(R) Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO's John Adams and The Pacific), and EMMY(R) Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History's Gettysburg) of Herzog & Company (HCO), as a CNN Original Series for CNN/U.S., it was announced today. THE SEVENTIES will pick-up where the 1960's left off, examining the decade through its politics, culture and historic events. The inaugural episode, titled Television of the '70s, will guide viewers through the social currents of the time, reflected in shows like M.A.S.H., All in the Family, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It will also examine the establishment of two of the most successful franchises in television history: Monday Night Football and Saturday Night Live.
BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · completed airing its current season
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, April 2014) Beauty pageants are the ultimate fairytale for many young women, but luscious lips and curvaceous hips spell out danger for the pageant darlings featured on Investigation Discovery's BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS. They were all so young, so beautiful, and held so much promise - and they were all killed before their time in the spotlight was up. While they were fixed on winning a title, they caught the attention of not only the judges but a murderer waiting in the wings.
WOMEN IN PRISON (ID)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2015) Indiana Women's Prison houses 600 inmates with maximum security and is the backdrop for WOMEN IN PRISON's cast of surprisingly relatable and bold characters. A real-life version of Orange Is the New Black, the program explores the lives of women who, often after one tragic misstep, end up on the wrong side of the law. Featuring profiles on a suburban soccer mom, a high school art teacher and a Preacher's daughter, these unlikely convicts confess to their shocking crimes and reveal how they've learned to survive in this hostile, alien environment.
JOSH WOLF SHOW, THE (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "The Josh Wolf Show" (June 11) - From executive producer Chelsea Handler comes "The Josh Wolf Show" - CMT's first original late night comedy series starring comedian Josh Wolf (best known for guest hosting "Chelsea Lately"). Airing nightly (Wednesday - Saturday) the topical comedy show features panel discussions, interviews and sketches with stars from the worlds of country, Hollywood and beyond. In addition to Handler, "The Josh Wolf Show" is executive produced by FREE 90 MEDIA's Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle. Jayson Dinsmore and Julia Silverton executive produce for CMT.
BRIDES GONE STYLED (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, May 2015) Kicking off the weekend right, TLC gives viewers makeovers they'll be talking about all weekend long. Starting June 12th the network adds a little more style to Friday nights with the series premieres of two new makeover shows, BRIDES GONE STYLED and DARE TO WEAR. At 9:30/8:30c, BRIDES GONE STYLED combines two of the network's most beloved genres - wedding dresses and makeovers. Celebrity stylists Gretta Monahan and Robert Verdi make it their mission to take the worst of the worst dressed brides from wild to styled. In each episode, the bride picks the dress she thinks she wants, while Gretta and Robert pick three dresses they think would flatter her more. As the bride tries on each dress, the stylists propose hairstyles and makeup options that would best complement each look. Finally, each participant selects her winning dress in secret and reveals it to the hosts and her friends and family. The brides featured this season include a tomboy, a heavy metal rocker, a hippie and a glitter obsessed goth girl.
DARE TO WEAR (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, May 2015) Kicking off the weekend right, TLC gives viewers makeovers they'll be talking about all weekend long. Starting June 12th the network adds a little more style to Friday nights with the series premieres of two new makeover shows, BRIDES GONE STYLED and DARE TO WEAR. Then at 10/9c DARE TO WEAR literally flips the script on the makeover show construct. Host and style expert Tai Beauchamp asks two extreme fashion disasters on total opposite sides of the style spectrum to switch perspectives by swapping wardrobes. The result is like hitting their own personal style reset button. Not only does this change their outward appearance, but their inner sense of self. After being shocked to learn that they have to swap clothing, these women will spend a day in the other's clothes. The women gain a newfound understanding, and branch out to leave their comfort zone for a head to toe transformation.
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, April 2015) In the new original series Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship awakens with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets. Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl), the series features Melissa O'Neil (Broadway's 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 13 one-hour episodes are based on the graphic novel Dark Matter, also by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics.
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.
I KILLED MY BFF: THE BABYSITTER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/13/15 at 8:00 PM
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JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 6/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2015) BBC AMERICA's new original mini-series, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. So begins a dangerous battle between two great men. Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The World's End), Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Matilda), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue) and Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures) star in the seven-part mini-series, which has been adapted from Susanna Clarke's bestselling novel by Peter Harness (Wallander, Doctor Who) and directed by Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who). Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell premieres Saturday, June 13, 10:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA. 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. However, scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains - the reclusive and skillful Mr Norrell (Marsan). His displays of magic soon thrill the nation. In London, he raises the beautiful Lady Pole (Englert) from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French.
MY MILLION DOLLAR INVENTION (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian's press release, May 2015) A sketch on a napkin... a flash of inspiration while driving... a sudden glimpse into the future... these sudden insights have led to world-changing inventions, and turned ordinary people into millionaires. A captivating, new Smithsonian Channel original eight-part series recounts the incredible stories of luck, grit, determination and genius behind dozens of the inventions and inventors that have shaped our world. MY MILLION DOLLAR INVENTION premieres Sunday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. MY MILLION DOLLAR INVENTION uses a compelling drama documentary format to showcase ideas with impact - from dynamite to electric chairs, television to the first toothbrush, running shoes to roller coasters. Each week the series focuses on a new theme: vision, danger, speed, crime and more. Every episode then tells the stories behind four major innovations and the inventors who imagined them, the painstaking efforts to bring the ideas to life, and what kind of legacy these inventions have left behind. Many stories involve some of the biggest names in science and industry - including Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, Alfred Nobel, David Sarnoff, Sam Colt, Charles Goodyear, and more. Others show viewers how a single idea by a single obscure individual, borne out of necessity, can become the seed that grows into global corporations, like Xerox. Each episode interviews the living inventors and experts, delves into the archives, and explores the intrigue, pitfalls and triumphs of a single inspiration that led to a business empire.
SOUTHERN UNCOVERED WITH THE LEE BROS (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation's press release, April 2015) Ovation TV, America's only arts network, is about to reveal the unexpected side of Southern culture with a brand new original series, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros. Hosted by award-winning Southern food and travel experts Matt Lee and Ted Lee, the series will premiere Sunday, June 14 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV. In each episode of Southern Uncovered, Matt and Ted explore a different city in the South, seeking to expose the unique and unexpected sides of Southern cuisine and culture. The brothers aren't afraid to get their hands dirty - or lace up their dancing shoes - as they introduce us to the people, places and amazing plates that define the South, beyond the stereotypes. Over the six-episode series, Matt and Ted will introduce viewers to the food, art, and culture of Charleston, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Asheville, and Louisville.
MOTHER FUNDERS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, May 2015) Summer is almost here, but school is in session for Bravo Media's new docu-series "Mother Funders" premiering Sunday, June 14 at 9pm ET/PT. Following a passionate Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in the small town of Locust Grove, Georgia, this group holds benefits to raise and donate money to their kids' local elementary school. Run like a corporation, President Carla Stephens keeps a watchful eye on her fellow board members Shayzon Prince, Robin Dyke, Amber Bryant, LaShon Thompson, Amber Coulter and former member Shana Koorse. Despite their personalities, tantrums and outbursts, these ladies have their sights set high to raise and donate $100,000. Through lavish fundraising events from a Black Tie Gala to a Pink Pajama party, these mothers must work together and adhere to the strict rules and high expectations of their demanding commander-in-chief. Catch a glimpse of the strong egos that run this exclusive PTO during a 30-minute preview special airing Sunday, May 10 at 10:30pm ET/PT.
TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/15/15 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2015) HISTORY's ten-hour television event series TEXAS RISING stars 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, Kris Kristofferson and is directed by Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION). The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and TEXAS RISING details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, 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 fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas," lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for all eternity. Produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America in association with Thinkfactory Media.
MAKING OF THE MOB, THE: 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").
OVER MY DEAD BODY (ID)
· [series premiere] · 6/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2015) Told through emotional first-person interviews and action-packed reenactments, OVER MY DEAD BODY presents empowering stories of women who were attacked and didn't just fight back but turned the tables on their enemy and lived the tell the tale. Actress Linda Hamilton joins as host, channeling her iconic character from the Terminator franchise, damsel-turned-warrior Sarah Connor, to reveal real-life survivors who were stalked and brutalized by an assailant yet somehow found the inner strength to take charge and come out victorious.
TOP 5 RESTAURANTS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 6/15/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
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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.
LEEPU & PITBULL (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2015) HISTORY(R) follows master mechanic "Pitbull" Steve and renowned Bangladeshi car designer, who is named Leepu, as they transform heaps of metal into a cash-producing business venture. Each week a customer with a beloved clunker, great story and small budget asks this odd couple to convert their bucket of bolts into a cool custom car. In this high-risk and high-octane undertaking, it's up to LEEPU & PITBULL to turn their differences into inspiration... as they MacGuyver fixes to build winning wheels, satisfy the customer and rev up the riches. Produced by Raw TV Ltd.
ED BASSMASTER SHOW, THE (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "The Ed Bassmaster Show" (June 17) - From the producers of MTV's "Teen Wolf," "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" and "The Andy Milonakis Show," Ed Bassmaster is breaking out from YouTube to join CMT in his first-ever TV show where he'll unleash an astonishing range of characters on unsuspecting members of the general public. With over 1.9 million YouTube subscribers and 472 million views, Bassmaster is fast becoming a household name known for his pranks and skits. "The Ed Bassmaster Show" is executive produced by Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley through DiGa Vision. Additional executive producers include Adam Dolgins and Tom Gianis. Matt Trierweiler executive produces for CMT.
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, April 2015) "The Astronaut Wives Club" - A new television drama series based on the book by Lily Koppel, focuses on seven women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America's astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, the lives of their young wives were transformed, seemingly overnight, from military spouses to American royalty. As their celebrity rose, and tragedy began to touch their lives, they rallied together. "The Astronaut Wives Club" premieres THURSDAY, JUNE 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "The Astronaut Wives Club" stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra. The first episode was directed by Lone Scherfig, director of the Academy Award(R)-nominated film "An Education."
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").
ALONE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2015) The ten-episode series is the country's boldest and longest survival experiment ever captured for television. It places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the Vancouver Island wilderness - no camera crew, no teams, no producers - on a single mission to stay alive. At stake is $500,000 awarded to the person who can last the longest. They will face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown, self-documenting their experience. ALONE will also air as a synchronized global TV event, airing in over 200 territories worldwide on HISTORY and other channels from the A+E Networks portfolio. Produced by Leftfield Pictures.
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, April 2015) 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. From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and writer and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, creator of Lost Girl, the original, 10-episode Syfy series stars Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13).
PERFECT MATCH, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/20/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2015) When a young couple has opposing visions of their wedding day, two competing wedding planners are brought in to arrange the perfect event. As the wedding day approaches, the clashing wedding planners find romance of their own and discover that opposites can produce the most surprising results.
COUNTRY WEDDING, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2015) A famous country singer set to marry a glamorous Hollywood actress returns to his small town roots. When he crosses paths with his childhood sweetheart - and finally feels inspired to write songs again - he reevaluates his life, his values and his opinion of true love. As his wedding day approaches, he must decide if he has chosen the right woman to be his wife.
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.
POLDARK (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the hit series that helped launch MASTERPIECE in the 1970s. Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Captain Poldark, a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution and finds that his fighting days are far from over. Robin Ellis, who played Poldark in the 1970s PBS adaptation, appears in the role of Reverend Halse. Eleanor Tomlinson (MASTERPIECE "Death Comes to Pemberley") plays the spunky Cornish miner's daughter taken in by the gallant captain. -- Sundays, June 21-July 26, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET; and August 2, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET
BIG CRAZY FAMILY ADVENTURE (TRAVEL)
· [two-hour 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.
CRIMSON FIELD, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) Oona Chaplin ("Game of Thrones," "The Hour") stars in a drama about WWI's frontline medics - their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and home front, but also between the old rules, hierarchies and a new way of thinking. Each of the six episodes follows the lives of volunteer nurses Kitty Trevelyan (Chaplin) and Sister Joan Livesey (Suranne Jones) as they tend to British soldiers, troops from all over the world and even local civilians. Also starring Hermione Norris, Kevin Doyle, Kerry Fox and Marianne Oldham. -- Sundays, June 21-July 26, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
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, May 2015) Spencer is a retired football superstar who is trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sunsoaked Miami. His inner circle includes Ricky, a talented but volatile wide receiver who seeks to balance his off-field antics with his passion for the game; Charles, a reluctantly retired lineman who's finding it hard to adjust to civilian life; and Vernon, a player with a rookie contract, whose promise never to forget "where he came from" brings scores of hangers-on into his life, and lands him in big financial trouble. Though they're pros when it comes to playing the game, each one has a harder time navigating life off the field. Created by Stephen Levinson (HBO's "Entourage," "Boardwalk Empire" and "In Treatment") and executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino and Denis Biggs, BALLERS explores the whirlwind lifestyle and real-life problems of a group of former and current football players. The show kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
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, May 2015) When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary of State Walter Larson, lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson. From the turbulent streets of the Middle East, to the White House situation room, to an aircraft carrier on the Red Sea, these three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three. Executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib and Jay Roach, who also directed the pilot, and created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib, the epic dark comedy series THE BRINK focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate, desperate men. The show's ten-episode season begins SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. THE BRINK stars Jack Black (Golden Globe nominee for "School of Rock" and "Bernie") as Alex Talbot, Tim Robbins (Best Supporting Actor Oscar(R) winner for "Mystic River," Best Director Oscar(R) nominee for "Dead Man Walking") as Walter Larson and Pablo Schreiber ( "Law and Order: SVU," HBO's "The Wire") as Zeke Tilson. Other series regulars include Aasif Mandvi ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"), Maribeth Monroe ("Workaholics"), Eric Ladin ("The Killing," HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), Esai Morales ("NYPD Blue") and Geoff Pierson ("Dexter").
FORGED IN FIRE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2015) The most talented bladesmiths in the world will test their mettle in this cutting-edge competition series. Hosted by weapons expert Wil Willis, a former Army Ranger and decorated Air Force para-rescue specialist, the series will feature world-class bladesmiths creating many of history's most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword to ancient throwing blades like the Chakram. Production has started in Brooklyn, NY and is produced by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company.
ANOTHER PERIOD (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2015) Before others claimed their fame, there was one American family that stood for all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. Meet the Bellacourts - Newport, RI's first family of the Gilded Age. They are The Original Ballers. They have tons of money, live in a big-ass mansion and employ a whole team of Fonzworth Bentleys. However, the Bellacourts' servants have to do a lot more than hold umbrellas. The original out of touch reality family is coming to Comedy Central in "Another Period," a turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacourts, who have more servants than relatives and whose days are filled with money, sex, drugs and more money. "Another Period" centers on the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome), who only care about being rich and becoming super famous (which is a lot harder in 1902). Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Christina Hendricks, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman will appear alongside Leggero and Lindhome. The series was created by, is written by, is executive produced by and stars Leggero and Lindhome, is executive produced and directed by Jeremy Konner ("Drunk History") and is executive produced by Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein.
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.
TEEN BEACH 2 (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 6/26/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2015) "Teen Beach 2" is the highly anticipated surf and song sequel to "Teen Beach Movie," the Disney Channel Original Movie that ranks as the second highest-rated cable television movie of all time. The television premiere of "Teen Beach 2," sponsored by Best Western International, Famous Footwear and BAND-AID Brand, is FRIDAY, JUNE 26 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel U.S. followed by telecasts on Disney Channels around the world. It will be available one week earlier, Friday, June 19, to verified users on the WATCH Disney Channel app and WATCHDisneyChannel.com. "Teen Beach 2" will usher in Disney Channel's new comedy series "Best Friends Whenever," premiering immediately following the movie. Also, "Teen Beach 2" stars make guest appearances on hit series presented throughout the day. A fantastical music- and dance-driven story designed for kids, tweens and families, "Teen Beach 2" picks up at the close of summer. With surf season over and high school back in session, laid-back Brady and studious Mack's relationship is headed for a wipeout when they receive a surprise real-world visit from their 1960s silver screen friends, Lela and Tanner, who have remarkably departed "Wet Side Story," quickly followed by their 1960s bikers and surfer friends led by Butchy, Cheechee and Seacat. Knowing first-hand that the "real" world and the movie world don't mix, Mack, Brady and all of the "Wet Side Story" friends must quickly devise a plan and use the magic of Lela's necklace to get everyone back to their movie world before it's too late.
BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 6/26/15 at 9:53 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2015) When a science experiment goes awry, teen best friends Shelby and Cyd gain the power to travel back and forth in time, although they can't quite control their powers just yet, in the new sitcom "Best Friends Whenever," debuting FRIDAY, JUNE 26 on Disney Channel. The series, starring Lauren Taylor ("Richie Rich") and Landry Bender (Disney XD's "Crash & Bernstein") as time-traveling teen besties Shelby and Cyd, premieres immediately following the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie "Teen Beach 2" (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). The series follows Shelby (Taylor) and Cyd (Bender), who gain the power to leap forward and backward in time whenever they want - and sometimes when they don't. Now, the duo experience the twists and turns of friendship as they try to decide between fixing mistakes in the past or catching a glimpse of the future. While aspiring scientist Barry and his trusty assistant, Naldo, try to figure out how to replicate time travel for themselves, Cyd and Shelby use their newfound power to navigate high school, life and Shelby's mischievous twin brothers, Bret and Chet. Also starring are Gus Kamp ("Deadtime Stories") as Barry, Ricky Garcia ("Forever In Your Mind") as Naldo, and identical twins Benjamin Cole and Matthew Lewis Royer as Bret and Chet.
PERFECT HIGH (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/27/15 at 8:00 PM
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WILL TO LOVE (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 6/27/15 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, May 2015) The second movie, a TV One world premiere, WILL TO LOVE, features Houston as Jamal Hawkins, a 30-something CEO and heir of the "Let It Roll" toilet paper company, who must find a wife before his grandfather passes away. As a quintessential bachelor, Jamal has no idea how to accomplish such a feat and must do so despite his half-sister Monica's (Shondrella Avery, Napoleon Dynamite) meddling. He enlists the help of his secretary, Rachel (Keshia Knight Pulliam, The Cosby Show) and his best friend Danny (Black Thomas, Step Up 2 The Streets, Stomp The Yard) to find a bride who will obtain his family's approval and win him his birthright. After devising a plan to audition potential brides and finding Candice (Draya Michele, Basketball Wives LA), Jamal develops feelings for Rachel and must make the crucial decision between following the money or his heart. The stellar cast also includes Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist) and Gary Sturgis (Diary of A Mad Black Woman).
LOVE AGAIN (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark's press release, May 2015) A couple on the brink of divorce decides to keep their marital woes a secret as they help their daughter plan her wedding. As the two work together on the happy occasion, they soon discover that their own marriage might just be worth saving.
HUMANS (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2015) AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series "Humans" will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in suburban London, "Humans" takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth - a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley ("Spooks," Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama "Real Humans," the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred. This bold new series is produced in conjunction with the UK's Channel 4 and Kudos, the makers of "Utopia" and "Broadchurch."
CAKE WARS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, May 2015) Cake is the centerpiece of every perfect celebration. On Food Network's Cake Wars, premiering on Monday, June 29th at 8:00pm ET/PT, four expert bakers compete for the opportunity to have their jaw-dropping cake creations star at a major party or special event. Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel (Sweet Genius) and Waylynn Lucas (co-owner of Fonuts), as well as episodic guest judges. Each week, only one contestant will take the cake to headline the main event, and take home the sweet grand prize of $10,000!
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.
OPERATION WILD (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) Veterinary teams around the world undertake groundbreaking operations to save animals' lives in some of the most remote places on earth. OPERATION WILD tells the remarkable stories of animals in need and the caregivers who push the bounds of veterinary medicine to help them. -- Wednesdays, July 1-15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
FOOD PARADISE INTERNATIONAL (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) We've combed the world for the tastiest dishes in the most legendary and undiscovered hot spots, and our taste buds are bursting! We're talking steak in Italy, lobster in Barcelona, shrimp in Sydney and the juiciest burgers from all over the world. We deliver pizza pies from Tokyo to South Africa, eat like an Argentine cowboy and chow down on crispy Southern BBQ in Paris. From the casual to the truly bizarre, you'll want a taste of all the surprises on "Food Paradise International." Bon Appétit! Six hour-long episodes; produced by Loud TV. Executive producers for Loud are Nick Rigg, Brent Montgomery and Lauren Deen. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Tina Nguyen.
EPIC ATTRACTIONS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) The biggest, fastest, wildest, most beautiful and most insane theme parks and attractions are run like well-oiled machines. These parks are high-tech and high dollar, exciting, exotic and extreme. Now, amusement expert Chris Perry, who managed a top amusement park in Dubai for over 15 years, is revealing all of the industry's secrets for success. Pulling back the curtain, Perry provides an exclusive look at how the mechanics of amusement parks and rides really work - at Ohio's Cedar Point, Dubai's Aquaventure Waterpark, Germany's Europa Park and Tampa, Florida's Busch Gardens, to name a few. Each episode of "Epic Attractions" offers not only a backstage pass to some of the world's greatest attractions, but also an inside scoop on the science and engineering that make up one of the biggest industries on the planet. If you thought amusement parks couldn't get any more fun, Chris Perry has more thrills in store! One hour-long special episode, plus six half-hour episodes; produced by Lusid Media. Executive producers for Lusid are Zak Weisfeld and Libby Richman. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Brian Leonard.
HOLLYWOOD CYCLE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) The new E! series, "Hollywood Cycle," is a never before seen look inside the uber-popular, highly competitive world of indoor cycling at LA's Cycle House. The series follows the "ride or die" lives of high profile instructors, along with three up-and-coming trainees, whose strong, driven personalities often clash both in their professional and personal lives. While the instructors struggle to keep their sweaty, dark rooms full, their loyal riders ferociously compete for attention and mixing business with pleasure is always tempting. Viewers will also be introduced to Cycle House management who constantly vie for authority and power. E!'s new hour-long, six episode series, "Hollywood Cycle," is a raw and real look inside one of today's hottest, most competitive fitness crazes.
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.
WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2015) "Why? With Hannibal Buress" celebrates Buress' hilariously brilliant off-beat voice and point-of-view. If it's in the zeitgeist, Buress will address it, providing his unique perspective on each week's topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and special, in-studio guests. "Why? With Hannibal Buress" will be a weekly, half-hour series shot in front of a studio audience and each episode will tape the same week it airs. The series is executive produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson ("The Chris Rock Show," "Da Ali G Show") and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment.
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, May 2015) The four-episode series, "Sex with Brody," is 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.
LIVIN' LOZADA (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, May 2015) Summer fun is coming to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with the series premiere of the new Evelyn Lozada docu-series "Livin' Lozada" on Saturday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the return of the popular OWN docu-series "Flex & Shanice" at 10 p.m. ET/PT. "Livin' Lozada" follows the lives of Evelyn Lozada, of "Basketball Wives" fame, and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece. Evelyn has moved on from the heartache of her highly publicized divorce in a big way. She is engaged to big league baseball player Carl Crawford and the happy couple have a one-year-old son, Leo. Between learning to be a mom all over again, setting up a new home in Los Angeles for her and her family, working on getting the sequel to her first book published, as well as dealing with issues surrounding her family back East... Evelyn has a lot going on! Not to be outdone, her daughter Shaniece, has a blossoming modeling career and is working on starting her own bikini line, looking to her mom for advice which she (sometimes) takes. Each episode is filled with close friends and relatives in the ladies' lives who help round out a world filled with laughter, support and encouragement as we follow Shaniece carving out the new life before her and Evelyn moving on from her past and embracing the new life she has found.
7 DAYS IN HELL (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 7/11/15 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2015) Your readers may be interested to know that the exclusive HBO presentation 7 DAYS IN HELL will debut SATURDAY, JULY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), during the first weekend of this year's Wimbledon tournament. This outrageous sports "documentary" brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played on the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them. In addition to highlights (and lowlights) from the match, the special looks back at the lives and careers of the competitors: Aaron Williams (Samberg), a hyper-malcontent, and Charles Poole (Harington), a dim-witted prodigy who carried England's hopes for a tennis champion on his shoulders.
MONICA THE MEDIUM (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) "Monica The Medium" premieres Monday, July 13th at 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and provides a fascinating look at Monica, a junior at Penn State navigating friends, family, relationships - and the fact that she's a medium and can talk to dead people. Her uncommon vocation provides an endless supply of emotional and engaging stories, with a unique millennial perspective. The show is produced by Dave Caplan's Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone.
SOUTHERN FRIED ROAD TRIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
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STEAK OUT WITH KIX BROOKS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/14/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
N/A
JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, THE (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, May 2015) Following the success of its critically acclaimed hit series "Younger," TV Land is adding two new comedy series to its summer lineup - "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Impastor" - debuting on Wednesday, July 15th at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT respectively. Fan favorite "The Exes" will also be returning on July 15th at 11pm ET/PT. "The Jim Gaffigan Show" stars and is inspired by the real life of comedian, actor and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan, chronicling one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Also starring in the series is Ashley Williams as Jim's off-beat Catholic wife, Jeannie; Adam Goldberg as Jim's aggressively single comedian friend, Dave; and Michael Ian Black as Daniel, Jeannie's gay ex-boyfriend and confidante, who is also Jim's biggest critic. Tongayi Chirisa co-stars, playing Jim and Jeannie's endearing priest, Father Nicholas. Throughout the season, there will also be special celebrity cameos by Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Lawrence O'Donnell, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Macaulay Culkin, Janeane Garofalo among others. The show is executive produced by writing team Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan.
TWINNING (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2015) For the first time ever, VH1 is doubling down on a reality competition series that will put "twin-tuition" to the test in "Twinning" premiering Wednesday, July 15th at 10PM ET/PT with ten hour-long episodes. Hosted by Angie Greenup, "Twinning" is an arc'd competition series in which twelve sets of twins will go head to head for a grand prize of $222,222.22. But getting there won't be easy. Viewers will experience double the meltdowns, double the hook-ups, and, of course, double the twists when twin teams are pushed to their limits in unexpected ways. As the strengths and weaknesses of each twin pair is revealed, relationships will be tested and resentments will be exposed. In the end, the pair of twins left standing will win the cash prize, and be crowned as the twinners.
IMPASTOR (TV LAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV Land's press release, May 2015) Following the success of its critically acclaimed hit series "Younger," TV Land is adding two new comedy series to its summer lineup - "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Impastor" - debuting on Wednesday, July 15th at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT respectively. Fan favorite "The Exes" will also be returning on July 15th at 11pm ET/PT. "Impastor" is a dark comedy from Christopher Vane ("Wings") starring Michael Rosenbaum as Buddy Dobbs, a slacker on the run from his gambling debt. Just when he's about to end his misery and jump off a bridge, a reverend shows up and talks him down. When the reverend slips off the bridge and falls to his death, he leaves Buddy with the unlikely opportunity to steal the man's identity and pose as the new gay pastor of a small, tight-knight town, leaving his bartender ex-girlfriend Leanne (Aimee Garcia) to clean up the huge mess he left behind. Buddy begins to settle into his new life as a pastor with the help of his preppy new assistant Dora (Sara Rue), alluring church treasurer Alexa (Mircea Monroe) and enthusiastic secretary Russell (Mike Kosinski) - but the church president, Alden Schmidt (David Rasche) senses that something isn't quite right. Curing sex crazed teenagers, stealing kids' weed and reading Bible scripture may not be a bad gig for Buddy after all. Only time will tell how long he can keep up the façade. "Impastor" is executive produced by Vane and Rosenbaum, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men") and Rob Greenberg ("How I Met Your Mother").
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 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, April 2015) Zachary Levi executive produces and hosts this new, original weekly game show based on the nationwide pub trivia contest of the same name. In each installment, two teams of self-proclaimed "trivia geeks" (including a celebrity captain) battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. 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.
REACTOR (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/15 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
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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, April 2015) Today Spike released the first trailer for its most ambitious scripted drama event, Tut. The six-hour, three-night limited series event stars legendary actor Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia (Twisted) and is set to premiere on Spike this summer Sunday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 21 from 9-11 PM, ET/PT. Spike's Tut tells the astounding saga of one of history's most extraordinary rulers, Tutankhamun (King Tut), his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. "Tut" opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder -- proving his world was not far removed from our own -- and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages. In addition to Kingsley and Jogia, the cast includes Nonso Anozie (Zoo), Sibylla Deen (Tyrant), Alexander Siddig (Game of Thrones), Kylie Bunbury (Under the Dome), Iddo Goldberg (Salem) and Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland).
KNOCK KNOCK LIVE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) From acclaimed live television producers, Simon Fuller's (AMERICAN IDOL, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) XIX Entertainment and dick clark productions (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE), comes new unscripted series KNOCK KNOCK LIVE, a can't-miss, life-changing weekly television event packed with unpredictable and thrilling surprises that enlists friends, families, neighbors and celebrities to help grant wishes with one simple knock on the door. Hosted by iconic TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, who also will serve as an executive producer, KNOCK KNOCK LIVE premieres Tuesday, July 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. KNOCK KNOCK LIVE features Seacrest in a Los Angeles-based studio, while the KNOCK KNOCK LIVE team travels across the country, to any city at any time, surprising unsuspecting people at their front doors with a chance to win big cash prizes, meet their favorite celebrities and turn their wildest dreams into reality. What if someone knocked on your door and offered you thousands of dollars for naming nine kids who live on your block? Could you do it? A knock at someone else's door and it could be their favorite professional basketball player who challenges them to a game of H-O-R-S-E, with a chance to win courtside seats. KNOCK KNOCK! Who's there? It could be the biggest pop star in the world performing a concert on your front lawn! This series will take an ordinary day and make it unforgettable.
AGENT, THE (ESQUIRE)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Esquire's press release, May 2015) THE AGENT is the real-life Jerry Maguire... a documentary series following four top sports agents as they navigate the cutthroat world of professional football. The series will provide an inside look at America's biggest sports obsession and will deliver exclusive access that will show viewers the money. Highlighting relentless ambition, ruthless pressure and the high-stakes of the pursuit, sports agents, Jeff Guerriero, Peter Schaffer, Sunny Shah and Ed Wasielewski reveal how far they are willing to go to recruit the top football talent with hopes of getting them drafted.
LIFE ON THE REEF (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth - home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-ton whales. From the coral cays of the outer reef to the islands of the Torres Strait, the reef's human residents work to find that critical balance between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world. The three-part miniseries presents a unique and fresh angle on Australia's greatest natural icon, seen through the eyes of those who live, work and play in this natural wonderland. -- Wednesdays, July 22-August 5, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, April 2015) The global pop culture sensation returns to cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida. The two-hour original movie stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff (Fin's father, Gil), Bo Derek (April's mother, May), Ryan Newman (April and Fin's daughter, Claudia Shepard), and Jack Griffo (Claudia's friend, Billy). Additional announced cameos include Mark Cuban (President of the United States), Ann Coulter (Vice President of the United States), Michele Bachmann, Kathie Lee and Hoda; Frankie Muniz; Anthony Weiner; Jerry Springer; Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan and Tom Compton, *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and Chris Jericho. A production of The Asylum, Sharknado 3 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.
HOME FREE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2015) FOX has ordered HOME FREE, a new competition series that will feature never-before-seen twists and plenty of surprises, as couples vie to win their dream home. From Relativity Television and executive producer Tom Forman ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"), and hosted by famed professional contractor Mike Holmes ("Holmes on Homes(R)"), the eight-episode unscripted series breaks ground Wednesday, July 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. On HOME FREE, nine deserving couples are challenged to revive one run-down home every week. During each episode, Holmes will present the couples with tasks designed to test and challenge the skills of these do-it-yourself enthusiasts. Holmes will be with the competitors every step of the way - picking apart their work and demanding they meet his high standards, while also sharing his expertise and guidance to help them reach new heights. But in a surprise twist, when the work is done for the day, the couples don't have far to travel to get home... because not only must they work together to restore the home, they must all live together in the same dilapidated home 24/7. The more they accomplish, the better they sleep at night. Each week, the couples with the best work will move forward in the competition, while the couple who didn't perform up to code will face elimination. Eliminations will continue each week, until only two couples remain, who will fight to the finish to win their ultimate dream home.
NEXT GREAT BURGER, THE (ESQUIRE)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Esquire's press release, May 2015) There's no food more quintessentially American than the burger. This summer, Esquire Network is hungrily on a mission to find the next best iconic classic. A new generation of backyard BBQ kings are looking to take burgers to a whole new level, and that means a bigger, better, more adventurous experience that dares the taste buds. In this 6-part competition series, ingenuity is on full display as up-and-coming culinary hopefuls have a shot to showcase their perfected version of one of the nation's greatest obsessions: the burger.
BURGERS, BREW & 'QUE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
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RUNAWAY ISLAND (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/25/15 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, May 2015) Lorraine Toussaint (Orange Is the New Black), Thomas Q. Jones (Being Mary Jane) and Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness) headline TV One's original movie, RUNAWAY ISLAND, the network announced today. Written by Christopher Brandt, the 2014 American Black Film Festival screenplay competition winner, RUNAWAY ISLAND offers viewers a unique story about a group of troubled strangers looking to escape their woes and end up sharing a transformational experience on an island steeped in African American heritage and culture. This poignant film made with love, laughter and tears is slated to premiere Saturday, July 25 at 8 PM/ET. RUNAWAY ISLAND is a story about a group of troubled people finding refuge at Isle du Soleil, a secluded 1700s Gullah Sea Island resort run by a unique interracial couple, Lara Cook-Nordholm (Hinds) and Erick Nordholm (Branton Box, The Purge: Anarchy). The couple's slow-paced, holistic lifestyle forces the island's visitors to examine the strengths and weaknesses of their relationships, along with their own insecurities, while taking stock of their lives and renewing their love for one another.
BRUCE JENNER PROJECT, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) E! will premiere a new documentary series with Bruce Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. The series will tell Bruce's intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his "new normal." Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docuseries will also explore what Bruce's transition means for the people in his life and how those relationships are affected, while offering a better understanding of the challenges those in the transgender community often face. The eight-part, one-hour series will air on E! and E! channels internationally. A series title will be announced at a later date.
STEWARTS & HAMILTONS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) This new one-hour, eight episode series climbs into a family tree made of true Hollywood royalty. Leading the pack are model and young mother Kimberly Stewart who is the daughter of author and philanthropist Alana Stewart and musician Rod Stewart. Hollywood icon George Hamilton, who is the ex-husband and best friend of Alana, will also be featured on the show along with actor, musician and reformed bad boy Ashley Hamilton and his 15 year-old half-brother George Hamilton Jr. Also appearing throughout the series are Kim's brother Sean Stewart and her half-sister Ruby Stewart, an aspiring musician, as well as Kim's live-in best friend Dean Geistlinger, a former music exec, and Ali Stepka, Ashley Hamilton's model girlfriend.
FAMELESS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2015) Fameless is a genre-busting half-prank/half-sketch show from the mischievous mind of David Spade.
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.
JOB OR NO JOB (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) From the producers of "Undercover Boss," "Job or No Job" premieres Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows one young adult per episode on his/her journey to land a first job. Each job seeker will go on three interviews, and we will watch the intense ride to find out if he or she lands three, two, one - or zero offers. Jane Buckingham (Founder and CEO of Trendera and bestselling author of The Modern Girls Guide to Life) will be the career expert on ABC Family's "Job or No Job." The series is produced by Studio Lambert/All3Media America. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Greg Goldman and Sara Quick serve as executive producers.
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.
COMMENT SECTION, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) This new half-hour comedy series explores the biggest stories of the week and all of the outrageous and hilarious comments made about them on social media. Hosted by comedian Michael Kosta and executive produced by "The Soup"'s Joel McHale and K.P. Anderson, "The Comment Section" will boldly dive into the most dangerous corners of the internet, take out the haters, anoint the heroes and generate an all new brand of laughs from the biggest pop culture stories of the week.
AMERICA. THE BEAUTIFUL. (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/15 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) America's vast and iconic landscapes host climates and terrains that are as diverse as its people. In "America. The Beautiful.," Travel Channel takes viewers well beyond ordinary sightseeing, providing immersive experiences within the country's most awe-inspiring places - including America's beloved national parks and magnificent natural wonders. Explore the rich history of Devils Tower in Wyoming as world-famous mountaineers fight their way up the monument's sheer walls, and discover why the site is considered sacred to the Lakota tribe. Experience commanding views from 3,000 feet above California's storied Yosemite Valley, as hang gliders launch themselves from Glacier Point. Ride the bioluminescent Caribbean waves of St. Croix's Salt River Bay, as marine biologists examine the rare ecosystem that gives birth to this natural phenomenon. Viewers will see and experience America like never before through first-person exploration, adrenaline-pumping adventures and once-in-a-lifetime events. Eight half-hour episodes; produced by MacGillivray. Executive producers for MacGillivray are Shaun MacGillivray and Grady Candler. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Patrick McManamee.
SHE'S GOT GAME (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2015) We all know Jayceon Taylor better known as "The Game" from his hit VH1 series "Marrying The Game" as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying. But what we don't know is if there is a woman out there that would satisfy him enough to slow him down. In the past we've seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play. Now, in the new series "She's Got Game," The Game sets out in pursuit of his perfect love match while he embarks on a national tour. Tired of picking the wrong women, in "She's Got Game," Taylor turns to his celebrity friends to see who can help him most when it comes to matters of the heart. Each celebrity will select a young woman to accompany Game on his national tour. But which women will succumb to the not-so-innocent rock star lifestyle, and which will have his back and ultimately win his heart? "She's Got Game" premieres Monday, August 10 at 9PM ET/PT with 10 one hour episodes.
NEXT STEP REALTY: NYC (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) The business-based docu-series "Next Step Realty: NYC" premieres on Tuesday, August 11th at 9:00 - 10:00pm ET/PT. From Lincoln Square Productions, this series follows the passionate and ambitious employees of Next Step Realty. The Manhattan-based real estate firm specializes in helping recent college graduates find their apartments in New York City while navigating interpersonal and professional conflicts in the workplace. Danielle Rossen ("What Would You Do?") serves as the executive producer.
KEVIN FROM WORK (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) The half-hour workplace comedy "Kevin from Work" premieres on Wednesday, August 12th at 8:30-9:00pm ET/PT. The single-cam series centers on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he'll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced to return to his old job, how will he and Audrey continue to work together now that his feelings are no longer secret? The series is written, created and executive-produced by Barbie Adler ("How I Met Your Mother,"). Aaron Kaplan at Kapital Entertainment ("Chasing Life") and McG at Wonderland Sound & Vision ("Charlie's Angels") serve as Executive Producers. The comedy stars Noah Reid ("Backpackers") as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray ("Rookie Blue") as Brian, Jordan Hinson ("Eureka") as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris ("Strangers with Candy") as Julia.
SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 8/16/15 at 9:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2015) Your readers may be interested to know that part one of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). From creator David Simon (HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire") and director Paul Haggis ("Crash"), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY. In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. In addition to Oscar Isaac, SHOW ME A HERO stars Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban and Jim Belushi. Directed by Paul Haggis; written by David Simon and William F. Zorzi; executive produced by David Simon, Nina K. Noble, Paul Haggis, Gail Mutrux and William F. Zorzi. The subsequent five parts of SHOW ME A HERO debut on other Sundays - Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 13, 20 and 27 - at the same time.
STARTUP U (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, May 2015) "Startup U" premieres on Tuesday, August 18th at 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT and follows a group of entrepreneurial millennials as they embark on a semester at Draper University in Silicon Valley. Led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper, the seven-week program teaches the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America's business leaders. In the end, students pitch their ideas to a panel of hungry venture capitalists with the hope that they'll receive a life-changing investment to launch their business. To date, more than 150 Draper graduates have received funding totaling more than $15 million from mogul investors and Tim Draper himself. Brimming with innovation and determination, "Startup U" pulls back the curtain on what it takes to achieve success in the most innovative and competitive marketplace in the world. Viewers join a group of savvy millennials as they suffer through hard lessons and grab opportunities with both hands, all in the pursuit of their dreams. "Startup U" is produced by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner. Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy and Tim Draper serve as executive producers.
WAGS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) In this new one-hour, eight episode series E! goes inside the world of some of today's hottest professional athletes, from the perspective of the women by their side. "WAGS" ("Women and Girlfriends of Sports") follows the beautiful, driven and always outspoken women who make up an exclusive club of spouses and girlfriends of professional athletes. Although these women lead a glamorous lifestyle, the diamonds and mansions don't come easy and seniority in this elite group comes only to those who know how to play the game.
DOCUMENTARY NOW! (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 8/20/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, May 2015) Documentary Now! (formerly American Documentary) is set to honor the best-told stories about the people and events that have captivated audiences for decades in a six-episode series premiering Thursday, August 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT on IFC. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers all serve as creators, executive producers and writers. Documentary Now! is produced by Broadway Video and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. In half-hour episodes, Armisen and Hader reveal the hardships of an indifferent '70s rock band, unveil eccentric women shut-ins, go behind-the-scenes of the world's first documentary and much more. Documentary Now! will have appearances by Jack Black (The D Train, Tenacious D), John Slattery (Mad Men, Wet Hot American Summer), iconic music manager Irving Azoff and SNL's Aidy Bryant, Mike O'Brien, Paula Pell, and Tim Robinson.
BLUNT TALK (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, May 2015) Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. Through the platform of his nightly cable news show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt's only support is the heavy-drinking, devoted manservant he transplanted from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles. The series is greenlit for a two-season, 20-episode commitment. The cast is led by Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise, Ted) in the role of Walter Blunt, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as Rosalie, Blunt's tough and motherly producer-manager and Adrian Scarborough (The King's Speech) as Harry, Blunt's manservant. Dolly Wells ("Doll & Em") who was cast as Celia, Blunt's senior producer and head writer, with Timm Sharp ("Enlightened") who was cast as Jim, Blunt's head writer, round out the cast.
PUBLIC MORALS (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, May 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.
BIG BLUE LIVE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) Some of the world's most charismatic marine creatures gather in a once-a-year confluence off the coast of California in the magnificent Monterey Bay, once endangered, but now rejuvenated. At this year's gathering, they are joined by scientists, filmmakers, photographers and other experts in a live TV and multi-media event - a first for PBS - to document the natural history of one the world's most extraordinary marine protected areas. -- Monday-Wednesday, August 31-September 2, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
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.
I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "I Love Kellie Pickler" (working title) (September 18) - Kellie Pickler catapulted from small-town obscurity and became a household name thanks to "American Idol" and "Dancing With the Stars," but has since gone on to become a country sensation and part of the CMT Family. Recognized and beloved for her quirky personality, uniquely hysterical witticisms and Southern charm, the series will follow her marriage to Kyle Jacobs - her complete opposite. "I Love Kellie Pickler" is produced by Ryan Seacrest with executive producers Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs. Jayson Dinsmore and Morgan Selzer executive produce for CMT.
SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· [original mini-series finale] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, May 2015) Your readers may be interested to know that part one of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). From creator David Simon (HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire") and director Paul Haggis ("Crash"), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY. In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. In addition to Oscar Isaac, SHOW ME A HERO stars Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Bob Balaban and Jim Belushi. Directed by Paul Haggis; written by David Simon and William F. Zorzi; executive produced by David Simon, Nina K. Noble, Paul Haggis, Gail Mutrux and William F. Zorzi. The subsequent five parts of SHOW ME A HERO debut on other Sundays - Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 13, 20 and 27 - at the same time.
WIZ LIVE!, THE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition with a live television production of the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical that brought the vivid world of Oz to the streets of New York in a fresh, funky, sing-a-long journey down the yellow brick road. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("The Sound of Music Live!," "Peter Pan Live!") serve as executive producers. Kenny Leon will direct with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material. "The Wiz Live!" is produced by Universal Television in association with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical.
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.