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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
MIGHTY MAGISWORDS (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/16 at 6:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 6:30 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, August 2016) Cartoon Network continues to expand the Mighty Magiswords interactive world with its linear series debut, Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30p.m. (ET/PT). Building on the original 15-second series that launched last year on the CN Anything app, the new TV series continues the adventures of Prohyas and Vambre, a sibling team of "warriors for hire" who embark on heroic quests using outrageously funny, and sometimes functional swords called Magiswords. From Zombie Pumpkin to Excaliburger Magiswords, the comedy series is part of a rich connected world of more than 400 pieces of original content including interactive shorts, narrative vlogs hosted by the warriors themselves and a multitude of digital games. Prohyas and Vambre will also bring their unique sense of humor as on-air hosts introducing Cartoon Network's shows, events and more. The unique app launching later this fall and its interactive capabilities will bring Mighty Magiswords full circle as fans can watch and collect Magiswords in a fully-engaged ecosystem.
MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Marvel's press release, March 2015) Netflix & Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, "Marvel's Luke Cage." Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available. Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of "Ray Donovan," and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama "SouthLAnd." Coker was a part of the "SouthLAnd" team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker's feature film credits include Fox Searchlight's rap biopic "Notorious." He authored the book "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G." as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University. It was previously announced that Mike Colter ("The Good Wife," "American Horror Story: Coven") will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series. "Marvel's Luke Cage" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
CRISIS IN SIX SCENES (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) From Woody Allen, Crisis in Six Scenes is a is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.
AMERICA DIVIDED (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, July 2016) In the run-up to the presidential election, America Divided, the docu-series executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, features timely narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system - all woven into an eight-story, five-part series. The five, 60-minute episodes will air as follows: premiere on September 30 at 9pm ET/PT, 8C; Episode 2 on October 7, Episode 3 on October 14, Episode 4 on October 28, and the finale on November 4. America Divided follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies.
DOOMSDAY: 10 WAYS THE WORLD WILL END (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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MY HUSBAND IS MISSING (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/1/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) A woman finds herself and her teenage daughter in danger when she helps the police investigate the kidnapping of her husband. Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Aaron Pearl, Nicole Munoz (2016).
CROOKED MAN, THE (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/1/16 at 9:00 PM
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LOVE ON A LIMB (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/1/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) "Seeds of Love," Saturday, September 24, (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel starring Ashley Williams, Trevor Donovan, Marilu Henner. Aimie Roarke (Williams) is always up for a cause, whether it's helping a local animal shelter or hosting a bake sale for the Fire Department. When the town's beloved oak tree is set to be cut down, she takes it upon herself try and save it. When the Mayor hires Kyle Sorenson, a handsome new landscaper to cut it down, she decides the only way to save the tree is to chain herself to it. As Kyle attempts to out wait her, the two start to spend more time together, they find the old tree brings them both more than they could have imagined in life and love.
VERSAILLES (OVATION)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 10/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, August 2016) Coming to the U.S. for the first time, Ovation TV will launch the 10-episode, acclaimed drama series Versailles with a two-hour season premiere on Saturday, October 1. Set against a backdrop of power, love, betrayal and war, Versailles is a unique take on a defining period of French history. The year is 1667 and King Louis XIV, portrayed by George Blagden (Vikings), is a 28-year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to achieve his vision of creating the most beautiful palace in Europe and seizing absolute control of France and his enemies. The most-expensive series ever produced in France, Versailles takes the period genre to new dimensions, injecting a vibrant modernity into an era that put France at the epicenter of glamour, culture and fashion. The series was brought to life by a critically acclaimed creative team, which includes Executive Producers Simon Mirren (Without a Trace, Criminal Minds), David Wolstencroft (Spooks, The Escape Artist), Claude Chelli (Braquo), Anne Thomopoulos (Rome) and Director Jalil Lespert (Yves Saint Laurent).
LIFE AT VET U (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, August 2016) Animal Planet takes viewers behind the scenes of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) as six students embark on a journey to graduation - the culmination of four intense, but rewarding, years of never-ending studying, round-the-clock rotations and unpredictable cases. With unprecedented access to the school's two internationally renowned teaching hospitals - Ryan Hospital for companion animals and New Bolton Center hospital for large animals - LIFE AT VET U gives an exclusive look at the grit and grind it takes to make it in this highly competitive world. The six-part series premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. Known as a global leader in veterinary education, research and clinical care, Penn Vet challenges its students with daily high-stress, fast-paced situations and gives them the opportunity to receive rigorous training and feedback from some of the top pioneers in veterinary medicine. From the intricate work of cataract surgery, to a stallion collection for artificial insemination, each student gets the hands-on experience they need to one day tackle these cases out in the real world. Both personal and professional relationships evolve amid life-changing moments for both student and animal, but it's all worth it in the end at graduation when they get to call themselves veterinarians.
IRRESISTIBLE BLUEBERRY FARM, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/2/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives"), Marc Blucas ("Underground"), Shirley Jones ("The Partridge Family"); Before Ellen's grandmother and long-time confidant Ruth (Jones) passed away, she asked Ellen (Sweeney) to deliver a mysterious letter to a man owning a blueberry farm. After the funeral, Ellen walks along an old dock contemplating her grandmother's request when the dock breaks under her feet. After plunging into the water, she quickly gets caught in a strong current and is swept to sea - only to be rescued by a handsome stranger (Blucas). After Ellen recovers, she sets out on her grandmother's mission and unravels the mysterious love story her grandmother left behind.
WESTWORLD (HBO)
· [75-minute series premiere] · 10/2/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2016) The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, OCT. 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan ("Interstellar," "The Dark Knight," "Person of Interest") and Lisa Joy ("Pushing Daisies," "Burn Notice"), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton. WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Co-creator Nolan explains, "Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn't want to know?" Co-creator Joy adds, "We also wanted to explore what it means to be human from the outside in - through the eyes of the 'hosts': the lifelike AI characters that are the main attractions of the park. It's a meditation on consciousness - the blessing and the burden of it - beautifully portrayed by our remarkable cast."
WAGS MIAMI (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2016) E! Entertainment takes its hit reality series "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) to an all-new coast when "WAGS Miami" premieres Sunday, October 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode, hour-long series will document the extravagant lifestyles and real-life drama that comes with being a wife or girlfriend of a professional athlete. Expect lots of fireworks as the eight women turn it up while simultaneously navigating the exclusive and private world of the most elite sports stars. Spicing up the debut season, the sexy ladies form an exclusive group that provide love, support and of course a heavy dose of drama. However, with this privileged exclusivity comes specific rules for being a WAG. From knowing how to support your man to learning the hierarchy of the WAG world and the drama that comes with it, these outspoken and independent ladies are the experts of maneuvering, manipulating and always making sure to look damn good while doing it.
WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, August 2016) Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale have drafted twelve of the most disastrous bakers in the country for a grueling baking boot camp on Food Network's Worst Bakers in America. The two stars of sweets attempt to mold these masters of cake-wrecks and colossal cookie-fails until one vastly-improved wannabe baker rises to the level of pastry perfection. The talentless bakers will be split into two teams,and over six weeks, beginning on Sunday, October 2nd at 10pm ET/PT, Duff and Lorraine will attempt to transform their team of recruits into pastry experts. Based on their performances and progress in a series of sweet and savory baking challenges, the recruits will be narrowed down each week until only two are left standing to face off in an intense bakery battle for the chance to win the $25,000 grand prize and earn bragging rights for their team leader.
KEVIN HART PRESENTS: HART OF THE CITY (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/16 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, September 2016) This eight-episode series follows Kevin Hart as he travels to different cities to explore the local comedy scenes in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Birmingham, Miami and Sacramento. Hart will introduce some of the newest voices in comedy today.
KUU KUU HARAJUKU (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 4:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:30 AM-9:00 AM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, September 2016) Nickelodeon today announced superstar Gwen Stefani's animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku will premiere exclusively on the network in the U.S. beginning Monday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. (all times ET/PT). The 26-episode series, co-created and executive produced by Stefani, follows the kuu kuu adventures of the band HJ5 -- Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G -- through their super cute world of music, fashion and style. Kuu Kuu Harajuku will air at 4 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 7, and continue with premieres in its regular timeslot of Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on Nickelodeon. Kuu Kuu Harajuku follows Love, Angel, Music, Baby and their inspirational leader, G, as they form the super-talented band, HJ5. Thanks to their manager Rudie, angry aliens, NoFun politicians, hungry monster pets, and other obstacles, every gig is interrupted and the girls never get to complete a concert -- but G and her friends never give up.
MILO MURPHY'S LAW (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, August 2016) Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as "Weird Al") voices the title role in "Milo Murphy's Law," a new animated adventure comedy series debuting MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD. From creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh of the Emmy Award-winning animated series "Phineas and Ferb," the series follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy's Law namesake. Milo is the personification of Murphy's Law, where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. A full-length preview of the first episode will be available on the Disney XD app, Disney XD's YouTube Channel and Disney XD VOD platforms beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. Born with Extreme Hereditary Murphy's Law condition (EHML), a trait that has affected the men in the Murphy family for generations, Milo is always expecting the unexpected. No matter what goes wrong - and it constantly does - Milo is prepared for every possibility, armed with knowledge, a backpack of supplies, and an endless sense of optimism and enthusiasm that can turn any catastrophe into an adventure. In each 22-minute episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, Milo, along with his best friends Zack and Melissa, find ways to think outside of the box while enjoying life's obstacles. Starring with Yankovic are Sabrina Carpenter and MeKai Curtis as Milo's best friends Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood, respectively. Yankovic also performs the series' theme song and other songs throughout the series.
LONE STAR RESTORATION (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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YOURS, MINE OR OURS (BRAVO)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, August 2016) Bravo Media enlists boisterous real estate agent Reza Farahan ("Shahs of Sunset") and interior designer and decorator Taylor Spellman to help couples, living under separate roofs, figure out which residence they should call home, on the new half-hour series "Yours, Mine or Ours," premiering Monday, October 3 at 10 PM ET/PTwith back-to-back episodes. Each week, Reza and Taylor will help a new couple decide if they should renovate one of their current places to satisfy their partner's needs and finally be under one roof, or if they should combine their budgets to buy a new home. The series will air regularly Monday nights at 10 PM.
TIMELESS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) From Eric Kripke ("Revolution," "Supernatural"), Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") and the producers of "The Blacklist" comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, soldier and history professor who must use the machine's prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it's too late? The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.
CONVICTION (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/16 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, "Marvel's Agent Carter") is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother's Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases, where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.
NO TOMORROW (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2016) Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor, appreciates order. Whenever she's making a list, "make a list" is both the first thing on it and the first thing crossed off. Such a regimented life has its drawbacks. Her on-again/off-again romance with the sweet, but soft-spoken Timothy (Jesse Rath) has sputtered out. Her career has stalled. Her boss, Deirdre (Amy Pietz), a petty tyrant with breath that could kill a plant, laughs off her ambitions. Then Evie meets charming, free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse), and the attraction is immediate and electric. He brings a jolt of joyful, rollicking romance into her life. Xavier encourages Evie to carpe that diem, because it's more fun that way and because, well, the apocalypse is, you know, nigh. He believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid smacks us all into stardust. That's why he made an Apocalyst - a tally of every last thing he wants to do before the world goes kaput. So with the help of her friends - Hank (Jonathan Langdon), a diehard conspiracy theorist, and Kareema (Sarayu Blue), a droll nihilist - Evie must decide whether Xavier is certifiable and whether that even matters, if being with him means living her life more fully. Based on the International Emmy-nominated Brazilian format from Grupo Globo, NO TOMORROW is a romantic comedy with the ultimate ticking clock. NO TOMORROW is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television in association with Electus, with executive producers Corinne Brinkerhoff ("American Gothic," "Jane The Virgin," "The Good Wife"), Maggie Friedman ("Witches of East End") and Ben Silverman ("Jane The Virgin," "The Office").
DRIVER VS DRIVER (GOLF)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Golf Channel's press release, August 2016) Golf Channel announced today the 11 finalists who will present their innovative driver concepts and ideas with the hopes of ultimately becoming Wilson Golf's newest driver for 2017 on a new, first-of-its-kind television series, Driver vs. Driver presented by Wilson. The series premieres Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET. Driver vs. Driver will follow the trials and tribulations of aspiring golf equipment designers as they compete for the chance to win $500,000, and the opportunity to have their driver design sold at retail under the Wilson Staff name. The finalists, selected through an open call application process, will present to a panel of celebrity judges - former Chicago Bears linebacker and avid golfer Brian Urlacher, former USGA Technical Director Frank Thomas and President of Wilson Golf Tim Clarke - during the series' first two episodes. Two-time PGA TOUR winner and Wilson Advisory Staff member Kevin Streelman joins the series as a judge beginning with the third episode. Following the presentations, the judges will debate on which finalists' concepts will advance in the competition. The seven-episode series will then take viewers behind the scenes as the advancing teams work with Wilson LABS - the innovation hub at Wilson - engineers to evaluate, critique, refine and test their concepts, all while the panel of expert judges evaluates the best concept that will help golfers perform off the tee.
TOTAL BELLAS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, June 2016) Two's company, three's a crowd, and these four - are just too much to handle. E! Entertainment exposes the Raw and real lives of WWE(R) Superstars Nikki and Brie Bella when "Total Bellas," spin-off of E!'s mega-hit series "Total Divas," premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The six, one-hour episodes will give viewers an exclusive, intimate look into the VIP lives of the Bellas and their fellas, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, as the four distinctly unique and comical personalities coexist under one roof for the first time. Although these twins share the same genes, they will never share the same jeans as living together was more tolerable when they just shared a womb. The free-spirited, vegan-loving, live-and-let-live lifestyle of Brie and Bryan has always clashed with the fancy panache of the designer handbag-loving Nikki and the meticulously organized tendencies of John. However, when the four world-renowned WWE Superstars move in under one roof, the comical clash of titans rings all throughout the suburbs of Tampa, FL.
CATCHING KELCE (E!)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, July 2016) NFL superstar tight end Travis Kelce is trying a whole new offense when it comes to the game of love! Fifty eligible women, including former WAGS (wives and girlfriends of sports stars), sports royalty, social media stars, entrepreneurs, hometown sweethearts and fitness models from across the United States, will be invited to Los Angeles as this fun-loving athlete searches for that special someone to become his lifelong "teammate." To help make some of these tough decisions, Travis has enlisted the help of his "boys" who know him best: his older brother, Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce, and his longtime manager, Aaron Eanes. In the supersized premiere episode, 50 eligible women will assemble at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where they will have only 60 seconds to make a lasting first impression on one of the NFL's most sought after bachelors. From there, Travis will have to quickly narrow the dating pool from 50 women down to 20 before they are able to move into their lavish Los Angeles mansion. Once moved in, Travis and his boys will be deciding who stays in the house and who is sent home packing. However, there's a twist; in each episode, Travis will pick one girl who goes on the all-access group date and it's her decision to strategically choose which other girls will go on the date with her. At the end of the group date, Travis decides who he wants to take on the coveted VIP date. The debate becomes: do you pick your friends and keep those loyalties strong, or choose the "weakest" contenders to make yourself stand out? Lines will be drawn and newly formed friendships will be tested as the women pick and choose who gets the extra time with this quirky, fun-loving football superstar. At the end of each episode, Travis will have to eliminate some of the girls and send them back to their home states.
FREQUENCY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2016) Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police. Frank's former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy's mentor and friend, and he has urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank's disappearance and death, but the old pain still lingers. Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson). Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father's old, long-broken ham radio - it's Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. They're both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy's life in the present - and there have been tragic consequences. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love? FREQUENCY is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures, with executive producers Jeremy Carver ("Supernatural"), Toby Emmerich ("The Notebook" feature film), John Rickard ("Horrible Bosses"), Dan Lin ("The LEGO(TM) Movie," "Sherlock Holmes") and Jennifer Gwartz ("Veronica Mars").
LITTLE MISS ATLANTA (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, September 2016) Welcome to Atlanta and The Little Miss Black US Pageant, where there's only one crown and everyone is going to do whatever it takes to win. LITTLE MISS ATLANTA centers around the fiercely competitive world of children's beauty pageants, where the kids are the stars, but the moms aren't going down without a fight... literally. The adorable contestants and their determined mothers take the pageant world by storm in the all-new, four-episode series premiering Wednesday, October 5, at 10/9c after TLC's popular TODDLERS & TIARAS. Shot in Atlanta, each episode of LITTLE MISS ATLANTA follows three young African-American pageant contestants and their mothers as they prepare to compete in the intense world of pageantry. The girls, who range in age from three-years-old to 10-years-old, are always in it to win it, but their stage moms are the ones who eat, sleep and breathe pageants. Whether it's spending $15,000 on a single competition or leaving the pageant hall in a rage, these moms will stop at nothing to make sure their daughter leaves a winner.
SWAP, THE (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/7/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, August 2016) Peyton List (Disney Channel's "BUNK'D") and Jacob Bertrand (Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets") star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "The Swap," premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (8:00 p.m. EDT) across Disney Channel's multiple platforms including Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and VOD. Part of Disney Channel's Halloween-themed "Monstober" programming event, "The Swap" is a comedy adventure that follows two teens on a quest to reverse a mysterious event that caused them to swap lives. Ellie O'Brien (List) is trying to juggle rhythmic gymnastics and troubles with her best friend. Meanwhile, classmate Jack Malloy (Bertrand) is struggling to live up to his brothers' hockey-star legacies and his dad's high expectations and tough-love approach. When a text argument about whose life is easier gets out of hand, Ellie and Jack trigger an unexplainable real-life swap. As each tries to navigate the other's life, hilarity ensues when Ellie (as Jack) learns about brotherly bonding and hockey lingo, while Jack (as Ellie) has to decipher girl code and experiences a spa day. With a rhythmic gymnastics championship and a spot on the varsity hockey team on the line, they must figure out how to get back in their own bodies before the swap becomes permanent. As they are forced to literally walk in each other's shoes, they gain empathy for one another and learn valuable lessons about their own lives.
MY LIFE IS A TELENOVELA (WE)
· [series premiere] · 10/7/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, September 2016) On Friday, October 7 at 10:00p.m. ET/PT, WE tv will take viewers behind the drama, intrigue, betrayal, and sex that occurs both on and off-screen in Latino Hollywood, when it premieres its newest docu-series, "My Life is a Telenovela." Set in sun-kissed Miami, the eight episode, one-hour series follows a group of beautiful, talented and hard-working Hispanic actresses and actors working in the hyper-competitive world of Telenovelas, a genre which has continued to entertain audiences all over the world for decades. But when the cameras stop rolling, it's their real life drama that steals the show. "My Life is a Telenovela" features a group of Telenovela stars including, Maria 'Raquenel' Portillo, Sissi Fleitas, Gustavo Pedraza, Enrique Sapene, Alina Robert, and Liliana Rodríguez Morillo, whose lives off-screen are just as passionate, intense and melodramatic as their characters on-screen. The series begins with several female cast members vying for the same role in a telenovela being produced by the Spanish-language television network, Telemundo, resulting in jealousy, betrayal, backstabbing, rivalry and fireworks on both sides of the camera. The competition is already fierce for our leading ladies, but suddenly a new rival has returned to town, Maria 'Raquenel' Portillo, and with her comes unanswered questions about a scandalous past. Having spent time in prison for a prominent sex scandal, Raquenel wants nothing more than to come to Miami for a second chance in the spotlight, but will her past tainted with sex, murder, and prison be inescapable? How do WE say drama in Spanish?
MOMMY'S SECRET (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/8/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) When a teenage girl discovers her own mother is behind the recent rash of nearby bank robberies, she's determined to help her come clean. Stars Charisma Carpenter, Sarah Grey, Amos Mitchell (2016).
AUTUMN IN THE VINEYARD (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/8/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) "Autumn in the Vineyard," Saturday, October 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel starring Rachael Leigh Cook. Frankie Baudouin is determined to turn Sorrento Ranch into an award-winning winery and Nate DeLuca shares the same dream. But they don't exactly have a trusting relationship ever since Nate embarrassed her with a kiss in front of the entire town. So when Nate finds himself forced to corporate with Frankie in order to make their dreams come true, sparks fly.
DIVORCE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2016) After more than a decade of marriage and two children, Frances has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Serving as an executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker (Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award winner for HBO's "Sex and the City") stars as Frances in the comedy series DIVORCE, which begins its ten-episode season SUNDAY, OCT. 9 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Thomas Haden Church (Oscar(R) nominee for "Sideways") stars as Robert, Frances' husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart. Set in Westchester County, NY, DIVORCE is created by Sharon Horgan ("Catastrophe"), with Paul Simms (HBO's "Girls") serving as a showrunner on the series. Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan executive produce. DIVORCE also stars Molly Shannon (Emmy(R) nominee for HBO's "Enlightened" and "Saturday Night Live") as Diane, Frances' high-strung friend, who has a successful husband, a beautiful house and no children; Talia Balsam ("Mad Men") as Dallas, Frances' close friend, who has been both widowed and divorced; Tracy Letts ("Homeland") as Nick, Diane's husband; Sterling Jerins ("World War Z") as Lila, Frances' and Robert's daughter; and Charlie Kilgore ("Moonrise Kingdom") as Tom, their son. The story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions.
INSECURE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2016) Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and "flawless." But Issa and Molly are definitely not "killing it." These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the comedy series INSECURE launches its eight-episode season SUNDAY, OCT. 9 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way. Over the course of the season, Issa attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control of it, while fumbling her way through this journey. Molly, a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally, struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life. Meanwhile, Issa's boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), who has fallen victim to complacency, works to get his own act together. Frieda (Lisa Joyce), Issa's overeager white co-worker, whose enthusiasm is both annoying and endearing, is at the crux of Issa's racial frustrations at work. Shot in and around South Los Angeles, INSECURE incorporates the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
FREAKISH (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 PM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2016) During Saturday detention, bells ring signaling a containment drill and evacuation - not out of the ordinary for a town with a large chemical plant. The 20 students and the basketball coach retreat to the school fallout shelter for the duration of the drill. Only it's not a drill... When the sirens stop and they return to the school lobby, they find their town has been decimated by an explosion. They see no signs of life outside their high school's front doors. More frightening, those who were not in the bunker appear to be infected...
SUITE FRANCAISE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/10/16 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) In Nazi-occupied France, Lucille Angellier (Michelle Williams) waits for news of her husband, along with her domineering mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas). When a regiment of German soldiers arrive in the town, they soon move into the villagers' homes. Lucille tries to ignore Bruno (Matthias Schoenaerts), the German commander who has been posted at her house, but she soon falls in love with him. Stars Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas (2014)
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, August 2016) You all know and love Ben Higgins and his fiancée Lauren Bushnell from season 20 of "The Bachelor" - but what happens after the final rose is handed out and normal life ensues? This new reality series will follow the happy couple as they prepare to walk down the aisle and begin their brand-new life together while navigating the real world after the splendor of "The Bachelor"'s exotic dates and fantasy suites has ended. During the show some fan favorites from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" will stop by to visit and share their own advice on life after the show. The show will premiere on Tuesday, October 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT).
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, "Mike and Molly"), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with "perfect" mommies and their "perfect" offspring.
LETTER, THE (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, August 2016) "The Letter" is a bold, new relationship show that asks the simple question: "If you could anonymously tell your best friend in a letter the things that he or she really needed to hear, would you do it?" In each stand-alone episode, four friends for life draw names and anonymously write to the selected person a thoughtful, yet totally honest letter outlining their opinion of what needs to be changed in order to improve and transform their friend's life for the better. For one week, each "reader" must follow all the rules and instructions outlined in the letter - culminating in a dramatic and emotionally charged meeting where the authors of each letter reveal themselves to their best friends. The series is narrated by actress Zelda Williams ("Dead of Summer"). The show will premiere on Tuesday, October 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT).
CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2016) The original anthology series CHANNEL ZERO is set to debut on Syfy with the first six-part installment Candle Cove. The second, yet-to-be-announced six episode season of CHANNEL ZERO will premiere on Syfy in 2017. Based on an unnerving tale written by Kris Straub that gained notoriety online as a "creepypasta" (user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the internet), Candle Cove centers on one man's obsessive recollections of a mysterious children's television program from the 1980s - and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. From Universal Cable Productions, Channel Zero: Candle Cove is from showrunner and executive producer Nick Antosca ("Hannibal," "Teen Wolf"), who wrote the CHANNEL ZERO pilot, and Max Landis ("Chronicle," "American Ultra").
GARY OWEN SHOW, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/16 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, September 2016) The Gary Owen Show chronicles the life of America's favorite honorary Black comedian Gary Owen and his hilariously offbeat multiracial family. He broke through as the first Caucasian host of BET's Comic View, and also had star turns in the Think Like A Man films, Ride Along, and Meet the Blacks. Now he's bringing his own interracial and blended family to BET in a 30-minute unscripted series that is colorful, truthful and hysterical. Gary is constantly pushing the limits of what is politically correct when it comes to kids in small-town Ohio.
THAT AWKWARD GAME SHOW (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, September 2016) "That Awkward Game Show," set to premiere on Spike Wednesday, October 12 at 10pm, is a hilarious new gameshow where parents and their adult children compete to win a large cash prize while learning some of the most ridiculously shocking truths about their next of kin. The show is hosted by actor and comedian Jeff Dye ("Better Late Than Never," "I Can Do That," "Girl Code," "Last Comic Standing"). Each episode will feature three teams of two (comprised of one parent and one adult child per team) trying to figure out which embarrassing factoid is related to their teammate (and family member!). In order to advance throughout the game, contestants will have to identify uncomfortable, often outrageous, previously unknown truths about their loved ones. The parent/kid duo who answers the most questions correctly will win a major cash prize.
ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE GAME SHOW, THE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, September 2016) MTV today announced a new comedy block as part of the Fall schedule, with the premieres of two brand new series "The Almost Impossible Game Show" and "Acting Out" which will debut Thursday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m. "The Almost Impossible Game Show" is an absurd comedy game show that's so hard to beat, contestants are given 40 lives...and probably still won't win! Brought to you by the producers of "Wipe Out," "The Almost Impossible Game Show" is based on the popular UK series of the same name. Each episode of this outlandish new series features six neon-clad contestants taking on simple, yet hilariously difficult games. To win, these brave contestants must complete four of the six games, without running out of lives. If they fail a game, they've got to do it again... and again... and AGAIN. Contestants don't compete against each other, but against the game itself. With challenges such as riding a tiny bike across a balance beam over a mud pit, putting on a pair of trousers while sprinting on a giant treadmill, and inflating a balloon to the point of popping using only the power of your buttocks, contestants will never know what's next. Comedy duo The Rubber Bandits provide anarchic commentary and their own twisted take as the contestants try to make the almost-impossible possible!
MONEY POWER RESPECT (WE)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WE tv's press release, September 2016) WE tv introduces a new set of elite, high powered female entertainment attorneys with the premiere of "Money. Power. Respect." on Thursday, October 13th at 10 p.m. ET/ PT. From the executive producers of "Love & Hip Hop," this 6 episode, one-hour, New York-based docu-series follows a group of gorgeous and ambitious professional women who help each other, use each other-and sometimes throw each other under the bus-in their efforts to get ahead. Whether dealing with failed partnerships, cheating boyfriends, stolen clients and back-stabbing best friends, these driven women use the tricks of their legal training to always get what they want. Viewers will get a rare and intimate look inside the glamorous yet cutthroat world of the Hip Hop music industry, and experience what it's like to turn artists into stars and negotiate lucrative deals for their clients and themselves. The women mix fun with pleasure as professional lines are drawn and personal alliances are forged. They attend exclusive events and mix with music's top power movers-- all the while struggling to balance their ambitions, love lives, checkbooks and friendships. "Money. Power. Respect." will air on WE tv on Thursdays at 10:00 pm ET/ PT on WE tv.
FALLING WATER (USA)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2016) FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The deeper they dig, the more they come to realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world. Lizzie Brocheré ("American Horror Story: Asylum"), David Ajala ("Fast & Furious 6") and Will Yun Lee ("Hawaii 5-0") star. The series, from Universal Cable Productions, is executive produced by Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment, Masters and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") who also directed the pilot. The late Emmy(R) Award-winner Henry Bromell ("Homeland") executive produced the pilot.
ACTING OUT (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, September 2016) MTV today announced a new comedy block as part of the Fall schedule, with the premieres of two brand new series "The Almost Impossible Game Show" and "Acting Out" which will debut Thursday, October 13 at 10:00 p.m. "Acting Out" hosted by comedian Lil Rel Howery, is an outrageous comedy series in which the most irreverent, established and up-and-coming comedians of today will perform their best stand-up routines and have it simultaneously acted out. We'll see hilarious reenactments of the best bits, bringing new life to your favorite moments from stand up.
GOLIATH (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) Goliath stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby and Maria Bello in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.
HATERS BACK OFF (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2016) All eight (8) episodes of Haters Back Off will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix. Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it's just no one knows it yet. The series stars Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings, Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) as Miranda's overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (The Office) as Miranda's mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin, Miranda's neighbor and best friend, Patrick.
WOLF CREEK (POP)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, July 2016) Inspired by one of the most terrifying, cult movie franchises ever released in theaters, named one of "The 25 best horror movies since 2000" (AV Squad), one of "The 100 Best Horror films" (Time Out), and one of "The 25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining" (Vulture), the six-part television event, WOLF CREEK, is a psychological thriller premiering exclusively on Pop on Friday, October 14 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT. In conjunction with Lionsgate Television and Zodiak Rights (a Banijay Group company), the WOLF CREEK television series on Pop stars John Jarratt, who reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback - except this time, things are different. The television series immediately turns the entire genre on its head when a 19-year-old American college student, played by rising star Lucy Fry, survives the massacre of her parents and little brother and sets out to hunt down the killer and avenge her family. Based on true events, the original WOLF CREEK movie was introduced in 2005 at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals before achieving global box office success and cult film status among horror fans around the world.
SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE, AND MICHEL'LE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/15/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) Celebrated hip-hop recording artist Michel'le will speak up and speak out about the darker side of Compton hip-hop as she narrates the Lifetime Original Movie, SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE & MICHEL'LE, based on her life story. The first lady of Ruthless Records, who triumphed over a life riddled with abuse and adversity, is ready to share her story with the world. SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE & MICHEL'LE stars Rhyon Nicole Brown as Michel'le, newcomer Curtis Hamilton as Dr. Dre and R. Marcos Taylor, who reprises his role as Suge Knight after having starred as the music executive in last year's feature film, Straight Outta Compton. Jamie Kennedy also stars as music manager Jerry Heller. Discovered at a young age, the shy, squeaky-voiced Michel'le (Brown) was plucked straight from South Central, Los Angeles and catapulted into the spotlight while riding N.W.A.'s rocket ride of early success. Surrounded by industry visionaries from Eazy-E to Tupac Shakur, Michel'le quickly climbed the charts; but, her musical sccesses were soon overshadowed by betrayal and corruption. A nearly decade-long romance with the infamous Dr. Dre (Hamilton) pushed her into a life tarnished by alcohol, drugs and violence until her savior came in the unlikely form of Suge Knight (Taylor), co-founder of Death Row Records and Dre's business partner. Friendship would turn into a courtly romance, but the union Michel'le thought they had did not end happily-ever-after. With children from both men and a career to protect, Michel'le's voice became silenced by Compton's biggest power players. Until now.
DOWNTOWN SHABBY (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, September 2016) FYI will premiere eight one-hour episodes of the new original series, "Downtown Shabby," beginning on Saturday, October 15 at 9pm ET. New episodes will air every Saturday at 9pm ET thereafter. Across America, there are thousands of older homes that look like the perfect dream house on the outside, but are practically unlivable on the inside. These beautiful vintage homes hide dark secrets from dry rot, to weak foundations, to cramped design or even termite infestations. In "Downtown Shabby," renovation and design experts, Frank and Sherry Fontana, will take these homes and renovate, remodel and ultimately revive them into modern masterpieces.
PUMPKIN PIE WARS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/15/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) "Pumpkin Pie Wars," Saturday, October 1, (9 p.m. ET/PT) starring XXX. A modern-day Romeo & Juliet story with a happy ending. Faye McKenzie and Lydia Harper have led a small family feud for years with the pumpkin bake-off at the annual Drum County Harvest Festival. This year, the bake-off duties are being passed to the kids - Carrie and Sam. But things get complicated when Cassie and Sam unexpectedly fall head over heels in love with each other and embark on a secret romance. Their attempts to help their families see the error of their ways and mend the rift between families, makes this year's pumpkin pie contest the most riveting ever.
DURRELLS IN CORFU, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
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BERLIN STATION (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, July 2016) The EPIX Original series Berlin Station, a 10-episode one-hour contemporary spy drama, follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) who has just arrived at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. Daniel has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as "Thomas Shaw." Guided by jaded veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field officer - agent-running, deception, danger and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital's hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin? The ensemble cast also features Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser, Tamlyn Tomita and Mina Tander. Produced by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, the series creator/executive producer is New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist, All The Old Knives). Bradford Winters ("Dig," "The Americans," "Boss," "Oz") is the showrunner and an executive producer. Other executive producers for the series include Academy Award(R) winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Insider, Munich, "House of Cards") and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content ("True Detective," "The Knick," "Mr. Robot"), and Michaël Roskam (Bullhead, The Drop). Join the conversation about Berlin Station on Twitter with #BerlinStation.
KILLING REAGAN (NGC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/16/16 at 9:00 PM
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, August 2016) On March 30, 1981, at 2:27 p.m. six shots were fired from a .22-caliber pistol at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. On one side of the gun was an aimless and deranged young man, misguided by an obsession with an American actress. His intended victim: the U.S. president. Though he failed in his assassination attempt, he succeeded in changing not only a presidency but a man and a marriage. On Sunday, Oct. 16, National Geographic Channel will go deep inside this harrowing moment in U.S. history, with KILLING REAGAN, produced with Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The two-hour movie event is the fourth in a successful partnership between NGC, Scott Free and O'Reilly, with the previous three collaborations - Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus - serving as the network's three most-watched programs of all time and earning multiple Emmy nominations. The movie will air globally in early 2017 on National Geographic Channels in 171 countries and in 45 languages. Leading the KILLING REAGAN cast are Tim Matheson ("The West Wing," "Burn Notice," "Animal House") as Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, who was struck down only 69 days into his presidency, and Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City," Tony Award for "Rabbit Hole") as Nancy Reagan, the loyal and protective first lady. Actor and improv comic Kyle More ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "CSI") portrays John Hinckley Jr., the misguided and mentally unstable would-be assassin. The movie is directed by Rod Lurie ("The Contender," "Commander in Chief") from a script written by Oscar-winner Eric Simonson ("A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin").
EYEWITNESS (USA)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2016) EYEWITNESS is a bone-chilling crime thriller that delves into the lives of two teenage boys after they secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen -- and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything. Adapted from the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama "Øyevitne," the series stars Julianne Nicholson ("Black Mass," "Masters of Sex"), Gil Bellows ("Ascension," "11.22.63"), Tyler Young ("Empire"), and James Paxton ("Term Life"). From Universal Cable Productions, EYEWITNESS is executive produced by Hasak. Jarl Emsell Larsen and Scott Peters ("V," "The 4400") and Jackie de Crinis also serve as executive producers. Peters will also direct multiple episodes of the series and Catherine Hardwicke ("Twilight," "Miss You Already") will executive produce the pilot and direct the first two episodes.
GRAVES (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, July 2016) The EPIX Original series Graves, a single-camera, 10-episode half-hour dramedy, tells the story of President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), a former two-term POTUS as he embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy 25 years after leaving the White House. With topics ranging from immigration to gay rights, foreign policy and public funding for arts and sciences, Graves holds nothing sacred as he unspools some of his administration's proudest victories. His enlightenment takes place just as his wife Margaret Graves (Sela Ward) decides it's finally time for her to pursue her own political ambitions. The cast also includes: Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez, Nia Vardalos, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart and Angélica Maria. Produced by Lionsgate Television, Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, Jobs) is the creator/showrunner, Academy Award(R) winner Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) is the executive producer and Bill Hill ("Veep," "Eastbound & Down") is a producer. Serving as executive producers along with Stern and Shapiro are Keith Eisner ("The Good Wife") and Eric Weinberg ("Scrubs"). The supervising producer is David Iserson ("Mad Men"). Lisa Parsons ("Arrested Development") and Nick Nolte are also producers on the series. Join the conversation about Graves on Twitter with #Graves.
LODGE, THE (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/16 at 5:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 5:00 PM-5:30 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, August 2016) Tapping into its worldwide creative resources to deliver engaging stories and characters for kids and families, Disney Channel will have a multi-region premiere for its music-filled "The Lodge," a serialized mystery/drama inspired by the popular Disney Channel Israel series "North Star" (a Disney Channel/Yes Production). Produced in Northern Ireland, "The Lodge" will premiere FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, on Disney Channels in the U.K. and Canada and MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 (5:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel in the U.S. Episodes will also be available to view same day on the Disney Channel app and VOD platforms in the U.S. "The Lodge" will be seen in over 100 countries by the end of the year.
BRAVE HEART, A: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/17/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELAZQUEZ STORY is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie's physical and emotional journey, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill. Stars Lizzie Velasquez (2016)
CHANCE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2016) Based on the acclaimed novel by Kem Nunn, "Chance" is a provocative, psychological thriller that focuses on Dr. Eldon Chance (Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Dr. Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Dr. Chance's descent into the city's wayward underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind's final frontiers- the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 10/20/16 at 8:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, July 2016) Just in time for Halloween, the brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Let's Do the Time Warp Again" will air Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The special two-hour musical event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, co-host of TEEN CHOICE 2016, "Victorious") and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, "Liv & Maddie," "Heathers the Musical"), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTER's (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, "Doubt," "Orange is the New Black") bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of ROCKY HORROR - a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank's desires. Actor and singer Staz Nair ("Game of Thrones") will star in the role. Also featured in the event are "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert as EDDIE, Reeve Carney ("Penny Dreadful," "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark") as RIFF RAFF, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ("Sylvia," "You Can't Take It With You," "Masters of Sex") as COLUMBIA, Christina Milian ("Grandfathered") as MAGENTA, Ivy Levan as USHERETTE, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen ("Pippin") as DR. EVERETT SCOTT and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the show's CRIMINOLOGIST NARRATOR. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution - longer than any other film in history - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world.
PROJECT RUNWAY: FASHION STARTUP (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 10/20/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) Fashion and entrepreneurialism are brought to a whole new level with Lifetime's Project Runway: Fashion Startup, premiering Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT. The series showcases aspiring fashion and beauty entrepreneurs as they pitch their concepts for the chance to secure funds from a panel of expert investors to help grow their budding ventures. The panel includes Katia Beauchamp, the Co-Founder & CEO of beauty retailer Birchbox; tech marketplace maven and Founder and CEO of plus-size clothing rental startup Gwynnie Bee, Christine Hunsicker; celebrated fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff; and business mentor of the CFDA Incubator program, CEO of Hilldun Corporation and Chairman of Interluxe Holdings LLC, Gary Wassner. With their own time and money on the line, the experts give each entrepreneur tough love and sage advice as they pitch their concepts with hopes of securing an investment. With so much at stake, Project Runway: Fashion Startup could be the beginning of a beautiful partnership for some, or the end of a dream for others. Special appearances by renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger; Founder and President of the Rodial Group, Maria Hatzistefanis; Co-Founder of SoulCycle, Julie Rice; and Jenny Fleiss, Co-Founder and Head of Logistics at Rent the Runway, will be made throughout the series, among others.
MIDNIGHT DINER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 PM EST
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KINDRED SPIRITS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, September 2016) It's fright or flight on Friday nights! The world of the unknown debuts on TLC anchored by the new series KINDRED SPIRITS, which follows renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real families who are tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Scared by the mysterious happenings, but hesitant to pick up and leave their homes, these families have turned to two of America's leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, guide the spirits into the light and bring closure to family. KINDRED SPIRITS premieres on Friday, October 21 at 10/9c immediately following the premieres of one-hour special GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN at 8/7c and a new season of paranormal fan favorite A HAUNTING at 9/8c. With the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members, each episode of KINDRED SPIRITS introduces a new family that seeks help from Amy and Adam. In the premiere episode, the paranormal experts meet Catherine and her daughter, who live on a 34-acre property in Little Meadows, Penn. They've been experiencing multiple things that they cannot explain - smashed light fixtures, being woken up in their sleep and inexplicable scratches. It takes Amy and Adam multiple investigations to figure out who is bothering them, but more importantly, can they figure out why? It's up to the experts to help this family reach closure by facilitating contact with the other side.
DEATH OF A VEGAS SHOWGIRL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/22/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) In a story of sex, lies and betrayal, two incredibly talented dancers, Jason "Blu" Griffith and showgirl Debbie Flores, become involved in a tumultuous relationship that spirals into obsession and spins horribly out of control. On the eve of achieving her dream, a starring role on the Vegas stage, she vanishes without a trace. The investigation into her disappearance reveals the twisted depth of this love story gone wrong that ends in a sordid death that shocked Las Vegas and the world with its gruesome and tragic details. Stars Roselyn Sánchez and Danso Gordon (2016)
DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, September 2016) "Perhaps every day before now has been for the most part humdrum and inane, your life a mundane unvarying slog through unfulfilling jobs, shallow depression and boring, BORING sex... .? Then suddenly... everything changed." So goes the life of Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood); accurately surmised by the intrusive stranger Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) ... a holistic detective who doesn't really detect... or find clues... or ever really solved a case... Ok, so he's a crazy person who's insinuated himself into the life of a man who literally has absolutely nothing left to lose... An eight-part series penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, adapted from the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams ("The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"), premieres Saturday, October 22 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a blast of fresh, cosmically weird air," says Sarah Barnett, President, BBC AMERICA. "Fans of Doctor Who, Monty Python, Sherlock and Barton Fink will find things to love in this sharply original yet reverent gigantic puzzle, at the heart of which are funny messed up people you really care about. And there's a kitten/shark. Perfect for BBCA."
JEAN OF THE JONESES (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 10/23/16 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, July 2016) TV One announced today the television premiere of Jean of the Joneses, a critically acclaimed comedy-drama, is set for Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. ET (encore at 9 p.m. ET). The network's latest original movie centers on 25-year-old Jean, portrayed in a break-out performance by Taylour Paige (Hit The Floor), and her multi-generational, middle-class family of strong-minded yet loving women. In the wake of tragedy, this matriarchal clan uncovers secrets that will ultimately teach their family a powerful lesson of acceptance. Paige is joined by co-stars Michelle Hurst (Orange is The New Black) as Daphne, the matriarch whose secrets lead the ladies down a path of dysfunction. Jean's aunts further complicate the family dynamics as Anne, the "baby" of the Joneses sisters, played by Erica Ash (Survivor's Remorse) is unable to take responsibility for her decisions. Janet, played by Gloria Reuben (Lincoln, ER), finds herself in the midst of a bitter separation and projects negativity onto anyone in her path.
HAILEY DEAN MYSTERY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/23/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2016) Production is underway in Vancouver, B.C., Canada on Nancy Grace's movie installment of "Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love." Based on characters from Grace's New York Times best-selling series of Hailey Dean Mystery novels, the movie stars Kellie Martin ("Mystery Woman," "ER"), with a special on-screen appearance by Grace. In "Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder, With Love," Hailey Dean (Martin) is a bright, disciplined and acutely observant former prosecutor who has found a new way to help others when she becomes a therapist. Always motivated to get to the heart of the matter, Hailey suspects foul play when one of her patients' parents tragically dies. Hailey finds herself invested in seeking justice and discovering the truth, while aided by her two secret weapons: telegenic good looks and a generous supply of charm.
MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) MAN WITH A PLAN stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs. Adam (LeBlanc) feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the work force after being a stay at home mom for 13 years. However, Adam's blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can't live without Wi-Fi. Their pre-teen daughter, Kate (Grace Kaufman), is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that "daddy fun times" is taking over, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can't seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme (Hala Finley), is nervous about starting kindergarten. But with Andi's encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie (Jessica Chaffin) and Lowell (Matt Cook), Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he's going to "nail" this job. Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Multiple Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.
HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE: FIVE STAR SECRETS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, September 2016) Hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri returns for a new season of Travel Channel's hit series "Hotel Impossible" and his newest show "Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets." In all-new episodes of "Hotel Impossible," premiering on Monday, October 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, Melchiorri tackles some of the wildest challenges of his career as he helps struggling and dysfunctional hotels get back on their feet and on the path to success. In "Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets," premiering with back-to-back episodes at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, he takes viewers for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour inside lavish hotels that have reached five-star status. Melchiorri pulls back the curtain to reveal the secrets that make these elite hotels so exceptional and deserving of the top rating - from the over-the-top luxuries to the dedicated people working there. At the end of each episode, Melchiorri chooses his "Five Star Favorite," an employee that impressed him the most, and surprises that person with a $5,000 super tip.
EVEREST AIR (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, August 2016) Standing at a jaw-dropping 29,029 feet above sea level, Mount Everest is the climber's trophy that many, including a high-altitude rescue team led by Jeff Evans - an Everest expert mountaineer, adventurer and medic - have dared impossible missions to conquer. Now, in Travel Channel's "Everest Air," a special six-part event premiering on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, the real-life experiences and adventures of Evans and his skilled crew of Sherpas and helicopter pilots reveal another side of the iconic mountain. Each hour-long episode of "Everest Air" also provides a rare glimpse into the exhilarating encounters and unrivaled majesty that compel climbers to take on the world's highest peak.
JON GLASER LOVES GEAR (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, September 2016) truTV announced today details for two of its upcoming projects - the new hybrid comedy series Jon Glaser Loves Gear created by and starring Jon Glaser (Trainwreck, Parks and Recreation, Girls), and the scripted comedy pilot Small Victories, created by and starring Melissa Hunter (Maya and Marty). Jon Glaser Loves Gear will make its series premiere on truTV Wednesday, October 26 at 10pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes. The 10-episode first season will feature John Hodgman (The Daily Show), Steve Cirbus (Delocated), Miriam Tolan and Eva Solveig in recurring roles. Guest appearances include Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp); John Early (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising); Jo Firestone (The Jim Gaffigan Show); mixed martial artist Renzo Gracie; bass fishing champ Woo Daves; Former NHL All-Star and Emmy Award winning broadcaster Ron Duguay; Peter Grosz (Veep); and Robert Kelly (Louie). They all play alongside the series' star Jon as he sets out to make a docu-series about his greatest passion: gear. Ironically, it's this very obsession that continually threatens to derail the show, sending each episode spiraling off on deeply personal tangents.
HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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GREAT INDOORS, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling "outdoorsy" life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine's charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication's move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of "journalists." Jack's eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn't spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland's daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack's best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that's popular with the younger set and helps Jack "decode" his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he's patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen... if he doesn't beat them with their selfie-sticks first. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot.
LIVING AND THE DEAD, THE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, September 2016) In the lead up to Halloween, BBC AMERICA premieres the chilling limited series, The Living and the Dead, on October 27. From Ashley Pharaoh (Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes), the six-parter stars Colin Morgan (Humans, The Fall, Merlin) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue, Line of Duty) as Nathan and Charlotte Appleby, a couple hell-bent on bringing modern ideas to an ancient rural community. When Nathan, a pioneering Victorian psychologist, brings his vivacious young wife back to live on his family's estate, he's confronted by one disturbing case after another. Are these strange events linked merely by coincidence, or is there something more sinister - more supernatural - going on in the village? The Halloween week binge-a-thon of The Living and the Dead begins Thursday, October 27 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA and the entire limited series will be available the following day to stream on the BBC AMERICA App and BBCAmerica.com. The arrival of the railways, the unrelenting pace of industrialization, and the impact of groundbreaking science and philosophy are changing forever the ancient ways of rural England. Nathan and Charlotte are part of this movement of change. But when the death of Nathan's mother brings them back to his family's estate, they must turn the farm's fortunes around - or risk ruin and the devastation of the local community. Though the farm and its future demand their attention, when a vulnerable teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer. A pioneering doctor, Nathan has worked at the forefront of the emerging science of psychology and is an expert in mapping the dark places of the mind. He believes there is always a rational or scientific explanation to be found for life's mysteries; though Harriet's case is disturbing, he must use every psychological technique he has to find a way to cure her, to free her from this terrible burden. But what if Nathan is wrong, and it isn't an illness of the mind? Could Harriet actually be haunted?
PURE GENIUS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a "eureka" moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell's team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own. Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Semel directed the pilot.
GOOD GIRLS REVOLT (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2016) In 1969, while a cultural revolution with a soundtrack to match swept through the free world, there was still one place that refused to change with the times: newsrooms. Good Girls Revolt follows a group of young female researchers, Jane Hollander (Anna Camp), Patti Robinson (Genevieve Angelson), Cindy Reston (Erin Darke), at "News of the Week," who simply ask to be treated fairly. Their revolutionary request, led by lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton (Joy Bryant) will spark convulsive changes and upend marriages, careers, sex lives, love lives, and friendships. The pilot is inspired by the landmark sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich's book, The Good Girls Revolt.
TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, August 2016) TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW, debuting FRIDAY, OCT. 28 (11:00-11:30 p.m.), stars the HBO veteran as a wide array of everyday people and famous faces in an all-new six episode sketch comedy series, which looks at modern life on the British side of the pond. In this new series Tracey brings her masterful skills to take on such people as Dame Judi Dench and Angela Merkel, as well as a host of others.
AMISH WITCHES: THE TRUE STORY OF HOLMES COUNTY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/29/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2016) When a reality TV crew moves into Holmes County, Ohio to document the lives of an isolated sect of Swartzentruber Amish, production is halted by the death of a Brauchau, an Amish witch. Following her unconsecrated funeral, a small group of young Amish women solicit the TV crew's help in attempting to document the inexplicable events plaguing them. But as everyone soon discovers, the powerful malevolent force haunting them has deadly intentions. Stars Hayley Palmaer, Evangeline Young, Michelle Young, Kaylyn Scardefield, Caleb Carlson, Nicole Rodenburg. (2016)
PEOPLE OF EARTH (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/31/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2016) In other programming news, TBS has set Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), for the premiere of its other-worldly ensemble comedy People of Earth, starring Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show). TBS also has a unique launch plan in store for the new series Search Party. In order to capitalize on the Thanksgiving week with a captive young audience, TBS will air the entire first season of Search Party during the holiday (Nov. 21-25), with two episodes each night from 11 p.m. to midnight (ET/PT). To build interest even further, TBS will encore the first season during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's, while also making all 10 episodes available on demand the night of premiere to encourage binge viewing.
LAST SQUAD STANDING (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 11/1/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, September 2016) Move over Taylor Swift, Oxygen Media is taking #squadgoals to the next level in the brand new competition series "Last Squad Standing" premiering Tuesday, November 1 at 9 PM ET/PT. Hosted by Alesha Reneé ("Girl Code"), three groups of friends from around the country will live together, compete and ultimately vote each other off the show for a grand prize of $100,000 and the title of "Last Squad Standing."
STAN AGAINST EVIL (IFC)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 11/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, July 2016) IFC announced today that new horror-comedy Stan Against Evil will premiere with two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, November 2 at 10PM and 10:30PM. Additionally, in the spirit of spooks and frights, a special airing of the premiere episode will haunt viewers Halloween night, October 31 at 10PM on IFC. Starring John C. McGinley (Scrubs) and Janet Varney (You're the Worst), Stan Against Evil will air the remainder of its 8-episode first season Wednesdays at 10PM throughout the fall. Stan Against Evil follows Stan Miller (McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in their quaint New England town. Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning.
CROWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/4/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2016) The Crown, the highly anticipated, new original series will premiere on Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, to a global audience on Friday, November 4, 2016. The 10-episode series will be available in 4K. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await. The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century. The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, among others. A Netflix original series, The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.
KILLING SEASON, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E press release, September 2016) A&E Network's gritty new docu-series "The Killing Season" from Executive Producer Alex Gibney follows documentarians, Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer cases of our time -- ten dead sex workers discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. Authorities believe these killings are the work of the Long Island Serial Killer, who after five years remains at large. Forging relationships with cyber-sleuths, journalists and victim's families, Zeman and Mills uncover connections that suggest Long Island is just the beginning. "The Killing Season" premieres with back-to-back episodes Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET. Working with amateur cyber-sleuths, Zeman and Mills uncover a web of eerie connections to unsolved murders from Atlantic City to Daytona Beach and beyond -- revealing that serial killers are targeting sex workers in record numbers, while using the Internet as their virtual hunting ground. Many of the victims, often referred to as the "Missing Missing," are never accounted for and their murders are far less likely to be solved. This gripping eight-episode series is a deep-dive into a world of serial murder rarely seen before, going beyond pop-culture stereotypes to expose a real-life American nightmare. However, with the help of Websleuths.com and data journalists, Zeman and Mills learn that everyday citizens can make a difference -- by uncovering clues that police cannot, in hopes that one day, "The Killing Season" will end.
WISH FOR CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/5/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five," Mean Girls), Paul Greene ("A Christmas Detour"); Sara Shaw (Chabert) is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she'll finally have the courage to stand up for herself. Santa grants her wish, but only gives her 48 hours. As the clock ticks, Sara will discover how to channel the Christmas magic and speak her mind all on her own.
MISTLETOE PROMISE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/6/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Jaime King ("Hart of Dixie," Pearl Harbor), Luke Macfarlane ("The Night Shift," "Brothers and Sisters"); A chance meeting between two strangers who share a disdain for Christmas results in The Mistletoe Promise, a pact to help them navigate their holiday complications - together. But as they spend more time with each other and experience the magic of Christmas the phony couple discovers there may be more to their contract than business. Based on the bestselling novel by Richard Paul Adams.
MECH-X4 (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 11/12/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, September 2016) Disney XD has greenlit a second season of its live-action sci-fi adventure series "MECH-X4" ahead of the series debut in two episodes simulcast SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Beginning FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, a preview episode debuts on multiple platforms including the Disney XD App, Disney XD VOD and the Disney XD YouTube Channel. Production for the second season of "MECH X4" begins later this month. The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Ryan Walker, a freshman at Bay City High, discovers he is a "technopath" with the extraordinary ability to control technology with his mind. His superpower mysteriously awakens a 150-foot robot known as MECH-X4 and Ryan can command its every move. When another monster suddenly begins to attack Bay City High, Ryan recruits his two best friends and older brother to help him operate the robot's high-tech defense system while he pilots MECH-X4. This team of unlikely heroes must quickly learn to work together under dire circumstances in order to save their school, and ultimately the world, from mass destruction.
CHRISTMAS MAKEOVER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/12/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Lori Loughlin ("When Calls the Heart," "Fuller House"), Colin Ferguson ("Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," "Eureka"), Willie Aames ("Charles in Charge"); A TV personality (Loughlin) has an on-air snafu and admits she hates Christmas. Following the debacle, she is invited to the Most Christmas-y town in America to try and repair her image. Forced to work with her ex-boyfriend Jack (Ferguson), the show's producer, the magic of Christmas and this special town will change the way she views Christmas and her life.
CHRISTMAS COOKIES (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/13/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Jill Wagner ("Wipeout"), Wes Brown ("True Blood," "Hart of Dixie"); Aunt Sally's Christmas Cookie Company is sold to a large conglomerate and executive Hannah (Wagner) must seal the deal and shut down the factory, which is the small town of Cookie Jar's lifeblood. What was supposed to be a simple assignment for Hannah becomes complicated when she meets Jake (Brown), the factory owner who's determined to keep the factory in town. Despite not being a fan of the holiday, the Christmas spirit in this small town is infectious and she gets swept up in the joy of the season while also falling in love with Jake.
MARS (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, September 2016) Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars - a mysterious, indelible part of the zeitgeist. The quest to send humans to Mars has engaged the top minds in science in a modern-day space race, and it has infiltrated pop culture through blockbusters like Andy Weir's "The Martian" and through out-of-this-world tweets from astronaut Scott Kelly. Now, National Geographic Channel; Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Rosenberg of Imagine Entertainment; and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning producer Justin Wilkes, Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producer Jon Kamen, and Dave O'Connor of RadicalMedia and visionary Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout ("Days of Grace"), have joined forces to launch viewers farther into outer space than ever before with the global event series MARS. Premiering on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Mundo in the U.S. on Monday, Nov. 14 at 9/8c and internationally in 170 countries and 45 languages on Sunday, Nov. 13, MARS - which is set both in the future and in the present day - will redefine television storytelling by combining feature film-quality scripted drama and visual effects with best-in-class documentary sequences to drive forward a cohesive, edge-of-your-seat story of mankind's thrilling quest to colonize Mars. For more information, visit www.foxflash.com and www.MakeMarsHome.com.
SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2016) SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC - This eight-part series takes an in-depth look at the art of music recording and how it's evolved, from The Beatles' groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling. The last project of legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the programs feature more than 150 exclusive and original interviews, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Linda Perry, Elton John, Debbie Harry, B.B. King, Annie Lennox and more. November 14-23; Weeknights 10-11 p.m. ET
RELIGION OF SPORTS (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, September 2016) AT&T* AUDIENCE(R) Network, a channel that offers original programming only on DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse, today announced the debut of "Religion of Sports," an original documentary series that examines unique examples of sports' cultural and at times, even spiritual, impact in regions around the world. "Religion of Sports" will premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on AUDIENCE Network on both DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse this fall. New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and filmmaker Gotham Chopra are the co-creators of the original sports documentary series, with Christopher Long, Bart Peters, Constance Schwartz-Morini, Martin Desmond Roe and Chris Uettwiller serving as executive producers. Season 1 of "Religion of Sports" will be comprised of 6 original hour-long episodes that examine unique examples where specific sports profoundly influence societies and cultures in a manner that extends far beyond merely entertainment value. "Religion of Sports" will take viewers on a weekly global journey, celebrating the transcendent power of sports. This season, viewers will experience the pilgrimage that hundreds of thousands of fans make to NASCAR events to witness men and machines making miracles, the exploration of man's dominion over the earth and the animals at the Calgary Stampede, and the cult-like rise of UFC and mixed martial arts fighting because of its raw and primordial action.
GOOD BEHAVIOR (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, July 2016) TNT is in the midst of evolving its original programming slate, starting this past June with the premiere of the critically acclaimed hit Animal Kingdom. The evolution will continue later this year with Good Behavior, starring Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in a no-holds-barred performance as a complicated woman trying to regain her life. Good Behavior is slated to premiere Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) In addition to Good Behavior, TNT's fall slate will include the third season of the hit fantasy drama The Librarians, starring Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, John Larroquette and Noah Wyle. The Librarians season three is set to premiere Sunday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
WINDOW WARRIORS (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, September 2016) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, will premiere its new skill-based competition series WINDOW WARRIORS, Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The network also revealed today the three judges for the series, including Carson Kressley, the Emmy(R)-winning television star, style expert, best-selling author and fashion designer known to TV viewers for his appearances on "Dancing With the Stars," "How To Look Good Naked," and his breakthrough role as fashion guru on the iconic series "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" - he will also appear in the upcoming season of "Celebrity Apprentice"; Tai Beauchamp, a former magazine editor turned style influencer, content creator, public speaker, media personality, and entrepreneur, who engages women around the world with her genuine approach to celebrating inner and outer beauty; and Douglas Little, a master in the world of visual merchandising whose work includes some of the most beloved store windows on New York's 5th Avenue, as well as design work for movies, TV and Broadway. His client list includes Van Cleef & Arpels, Barney's New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and many more. The judges join host, Garcelle Beauvais ("Hollywood Today Live," "Spider-Man: Homecoming") in determining the country's top window designer. In WINDOW WARRIORS, the worlds of art and commerce collide as eight of the country's most talented window merchandising designers compete to build elaborate displays, earn the approval of the judges and avoid being eliminated. Each week, the remaining contestants are given a new design theme and materials that correlate with one major retail brand. From the festive, to the luxurious, to the shockingly unexpected, these artists must push their creativity to the limits in order to stay in the game and win the $100,000 grand prize. In addition to the cash, the winner will receive a contract to design displays for a premiere mall developer, a career-changing opportunity to design a holiday display at a major department store in New York City and a feature story in a retail design magazine.
WRENCH AGAINST THE MACHINE (ESQUIRE)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Esquire Network's press release, September 2016) Ready, set, wrench! Esquire Network kicks off new competition series, "Wrench Against the Machine," with the series premiere on Tuesday, November 15 at 9 PM ET/PT. In the most grueling, seemingly impossible build challenge in the motorcycle world, each hour-long episode will have two teams of three expert builders battling head-to-head with only three days and $3,000 to transform basic stock motorcycles into rowdy, riding, works of art. Some of the most prestigious bike builders in the country will be putting their reputations on the line in the ultimate test of creativity and craftsmanship to impress head judge, Roland Sands, founder of the highly esteemed motorcycle and apparel company Roland Sands Design, and two of the most revered names in motorcycle design, Michael Woolaway, U.S. Director of Motorcycle Design for Deus Ex Machina and Alan Stulberg, Co-Founder and Chief Designer of Revival Cycles and the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. The 72 hours of round-the-clock wrenching will take viewers deeper into the teamwork, the problem solving, and the creativity of the process that brings these bikes to life. New teams and new build challenges will be featured in each episode, as fabricators will be tasked with building café racers, choppers, bobbers, and beyond. At the end of the 3 days, the expert judges will test and evaluate the custom rides, crowning the winning team with the coveted "wrench" and the losing team's bike.
SWEET/VICIOUS (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, July 2016) Starring Taylor Dearden ("Ophelia") and Eliza Bennett ("Jules"), "Sweet/Vicious" is an offbeat superhero story for the millennial generation. Hell-bent on bringing justice to those who get away with abuse on their college campus, Jules and Ophelia take on double lives as wannabe vigilantes. Filled with clumsy attempts and missteps, the odd-couple pair of antiheroes must balance their new secret life with best friends, parents, love interests, and the metaphorical monsters under their beds. At the core of the f*cked up, hilarious, heartbreaking world of Jules and Ophelia is the heart of the show: two girls, who never felt like they belonged, finding a home in each other... and trying to kick a lot of ass.
ICE (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, August 2016) AT&T* AUDIENCE Network today announced the cast for its new original series, "ICE" from global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) and Antoine Fuqua's Fuqua Films. Ten hour-long episodes are currently in production in Vancouver. They will air in 2016 exclusively on both DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. Joining the "ICE" cast are Cam Gigandet ("The Magnificent Seven," "The Twilight Saga" franchise), Jeremy Sisto ("Law and Order," "Suburgatory"), Ray Winstone ("The Departed"), Judith Shekoni ("Heroes Reborn," "The Twilight Saga" franchise) Raymond Barry ("Training Day"), and Donald Sutherland ("The Hunger Games" franchise). "ICE" is a high-impact, serialized crime drama that follows the Green Family, as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. Jake (Gigandet) and Freddy (Sisto) are half-brothers brought together by their father Isaac (Barry), the patriarch behind G&G Diamonds and their uncle Cam (Winstone). After wildcard Freddy kills a prominent diamond dealer, his brother Jake must bail him out and save the family business from a crime lord of the Los Angeles diamond trade (Shekoni). Jake must endure all of this while maneuvering amongst jewelry thugs, blood diamond deals, false certificates, the Feds, and Pieter Van De Bruin (Sutherland), a ruthless Afrikaanz diamond merchant who now heads up an Antwerp-based diamond cartel with the same cutthroat skills he applied as a surgeon in the South African armed forces.
NIGHTCAP (POP)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, July 2016) Diving into one of the most watched, digitally shared and talked about genres of entertainment - late night television - Pop teams up with Lionsgate, producer/actress Ali Wentworth ("In Living Color", "Head Case," "It's Complicated", "Office Space") and showrunners Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack ("Chelsea Lately," "After Lately," "The Comedy Get Down") to bring viewers a scripted, culture-commentary comedy series NIGHTCAP premiering on Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. NIGHTCAP is a laugh at itself, satirical look at the late night landscape set behind-the-scenes of a fictitious show "Nightcap with Jimmy" where every week, A-list celebrities stop by as they would on any real-life talk show - only this time, viewers get an exaggerated look at the hilarity backstage. Guest starring this season on NIGHTCAP are: Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Rudd, Kelly Ripa, Debra Messing, Whoopi Goldberg, George Stephanopoulos, Denis Leary, Michael J. Fox, Mario Batali, Wendy Williams, Nate Berkus, Jason Biggs, Andy Cohen, Mark Cuban, Mark Consuelos, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, GiGi Gorgeous, Tim Gunn, Mariska Hargitay, Stephanie March, Jim Norton, Rosie Perez, Joel Schumacher, and Beth Stern. Insanity, absurdity and urgency reign backstage at "Nightcap with Jimmy" and it's up to head talent booker Staci (Ali Wentworth) to wrangle her dysfunctional staff, as well as the myriad of celebrities who bring their quirks, diva demands and peculiar antics each week.
UNDERCOVER (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2016) A six part limited series, Undercover, features lead character Maya, who is about to become the first black woman to hold the highest ranking public prosecutor role in England. Just as her life comes under intense public scrutiny she discovers her husband Nick, and the father of her children, has been lying to her for years. Is he concealing an affair, or is it something altogether more sinister? If she digs up his real past will she jeopardize her own future? What price do you pay for uncovering lies? And who wants her in the top job, and why? From BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice) and directed by James Hawes (Penny Dreadful), the series stars Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo (The Secret Life of Bees, Hotel Rwanda) as Maya, Adrian Lester (Red Band Society, London Spy) as Nick and Golden Globe(R)-nominee Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) as Rudy Jones.
GRAND TOUR, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, September 2016) Today, Amazon has announced the highly anticipated launch date of the new Amazon Original series The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. New episodes will be released weekly on Amazon Prime Video, every Friday beginning November 18, exclusively for Prime members. The first episode of The Grand Tour will feature Jeremy, James and Richard in their first studio tent recording in California, which is being filmed later this month. "Customers have been desperate to find out when they can watch their favorite team back on screen, so we are very excited to announce the launch date of one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016," said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU. "The guys have been having a blast filming the show around the world and we can't wait for fans to see it weekly beginning November 18, only on Amazon Prime Video."
SUDDENLY SANTA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/19/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Danica McKellar ("Wonder Years"), David Haydn-Jones ("A Cookie Cutter Christmas"), (Deidre Hall ("Days of Our Lives"); Christina Masters (McKellar), the manager of McDougal's flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress Victoria (Hall), the store's owner, by creating the best holiday window display in McDougal's history. Fresh out of inspiration despite assuring Victoria otherwise, Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee (Haydn-Jones) who also happens to be a talented artist and single dad to his young son. As they work side-by-side, the business relationship becomes personal and she finds herself falling in love. Will the allure of her dream be too strong or will she choose to follow her heart?
SCANDAL MADE ME FAMOUS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, August 2016) Scandal Made Me Famous is a documentary series that shows the unforgettable stories that turned everyday people into household names - from Casey Anthony and Lorena Bobbitt to Amy Fisher and Tonya Harding. Each hour-long episode unfolds in the storytelling tradition of the fan favorite original series Murder Made Me Famous but Scandal Made Me Famous proves you don't have to kill to become a notorious celebrity - you just have to be a part of a killer scandal. Scandal Made Me Famous is produced by AMS Pictures.
DECEMBER BRIDE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/20/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Stars: Jessica Lowndes ("90210"), (Daniel Lissing, "When Calls the Heart"); Aspiring interior designer Layla O'Reilly (Lowndes) is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who's marrying Layla's ex-fiancé. Although Seth Murphy (Lissing) is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she's out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they're engaged, forcing a mortified Layla to keep up the pretense. But as the faux couple spends more time together they find themselves feeling something very real. Based on the book by bestselling author Denise Hunter.
SEARCH PARTY (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2016) In other programming news, TBS has set Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), for the premiere of its other-worldly ensemble comedy People of Earth, starring Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show). TBS also has a unique launch plan in store for the new series Search Party. In order to capitalize on the Thanksgiving week with a captive young audience, TBS will air the entire first season of Search Party during the holiday (Nov. 21-25), with two episodes each night from 11 p.m. to midnight (ET/PT). To build interest even further, TBS will encore the first season during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's, while also making all 10 episodes available on demand the night of premiere to encourage binge viewing.
SAVAGE KINGDOM (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, July 2016) Nat Geo WILD announced today that Emmy-nominated actor Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones") will narrate the upcoming global miniseries event Savage Kingdom, a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance. The winners are rewarded with the richest hunting grounds in the kingdom, while the losers are fated to exile ... or even death. Savage Kingdom premieres Friday, Nov. 25, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD and globally this fall in 134 countries and 37 languages.
CHRISTMAS BUCKET LIST (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) Isobel Gray plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down. Will Isobel have a White Christmas ending under the mistletoe?
CHRISTMAS ANGEL IN TRAINING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/26/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2016) Hallmark Channel proudly announces the stellar cast of the new, original Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Christmas Angel in Training," including Emmy Award nominee Kristin Davis ("Sex In The City"), Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace"), and Academy Award ("Terms of Endearment"), five-time Golden Globe Award ("Terms of Endearment"), and Emmy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine ("Gypsy In My Soul"). The movie, which will premiere exclusively on Hallmark Channel Saturday, November 26 (8 p.m. ET/PT), is the first in the Hallmark Hall of Fame franchise to be produced by Hallmark Channel's Crown Media Productions, and marks the 255th film in the vaunted movie franchise. The film will be a featured part of Hallmark Channel's #1-rated "Countdown to Christmas" annual programming event as the network celebrates the 65TH anniversary of the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame, the longest-running and most award-winning series in the history of television. Upon her untimely death, Eve Morgan (Davis), a workaholic finds herself tethered to her guardian angel (MacLaine) learning to become a Christmas angel in Heaven. Despite being the worst recruit in the history of Christmas, Eve is assigned the difficult task of helping a struggling singer Max (McCormack) use his musical gifts to heal old family wounds. As Max begins to overcome his issues, Eve begins to embrace the meaning of Christmas, heal wounds of her own, and perhaps find love along the way.
DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/16 at 9:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2016) Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year's holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love." "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly's father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly's life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee. The original cast will return for the sequel: Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton. Other members of the cast, as well as a premiere date, will be announced in the coming months. Stephen Herek, who directed the original film, is also back to direct the sequel.
INCORPORATED (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2016) Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, INCORPORATED follows Ben Larson (Sean Teale, "Reign"), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. But he'll soon learn that he's not the only one whose secrets may have deadly consequences. In addition to Teale, the series stars Golden Globe(R) nominee Dennis Haysbert ("24") as Julian, Emmy(R) Award winner Julia Ormond ("Mad Men") as Elizabeth, Allison Miller ("Terra Nova") as Laura and Eddie Ramos ("Teen Wolf") as Theo. Created and co-executive produced by Alex Pastor and David Pastor ("Selfless," "The Last Days"), with Ted Humphrey ("The Good Wife") serving as executive producer/showrunner, INCORPORATED is from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd's Pearl Street Films, and is produced by CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. Damon, Affleck and Todd also executive produce, with Pearl Street's Margaret Chernin serving as co-producer.
MARIAH'S WORLD (E!)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2016) Award-winning singer, songwriter and icon Mariah Carey partners with E!to show fans, viewers and lambs alike the Mariah they only think they know. The eight-part event follows Carey as she kicks off her "Sweet Sweet Fantasy" tour of the United Kingdom, Europe and Africa, all while planning her upcoming wedding. Mariah grants exclusive access to her life behind the mic, including her family, friends and inner circle who keep her at the top of her game when "Mariah's World" premieres in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 9:00pm. Premieres outside North America will then follow on E!'s 15 international channels, reaching 153 countries in 24 languages with the UK, Australia and New Zealand premiering within 24 hours of the US, and all international channels within two weeks of the E! US broadcast.
SHUT EYE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2016) Charlie Haverford (Donovan) is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client's angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while auditioning a new "clairvoyant," and suddenly, a man whose entire life has been based on fraud begins to see and feel some very real and fundamental truths. Charlie's wife Linda (Strickland) is sick and tired of their mediocre life and wants to break away from Fonso (Sampson), the single father who runs the Marks family's psychic empire and controls the Haverford's future. Rossellini co-stars as Rita, the cunning, seductive and sadistic matriarch of the Marks clan.
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/16 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, February 2016) NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of "Hairspray Live," the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of "The Wiz Live." The telecast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. "In keeping with our desire to bring the best of Broadway to our live musicals, we've assembled the Broadway dream team of Tony Award winners for 'Hairspray Live,'" said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "We're thrilled to have director Kenny Leon, who knocked 'The Wiz Live' way out of the park, and Jerry Mitchell, the original choreographer of 'Hairspray' and who is the director of two smash hit musicals running on Broadway right now.
CAPTIVE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/9/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2016) From the highest profile cases to those kept hidden from the public, comes a new docu-series from acclaimed executive producer Doug Liman and producers Simon and Jonathan Chinn. The producers of Captive have gained privileged access to the most challenging negotiations of our time -- revealing how hostage-taking, and the efforts to resolve it, have evolved to address an escalating international trend. The episodes look at a wide range of situations from the viewpoint of everyone involved: the victims and their families back home, the experienced negotiators, business leaders, government officials and the kidnappers themselves.
CHRISTMAS EXPECTATIONS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/10/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) A hopeless romantic who never seems to give a guy a fair chance starts receiving each gift from the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" compliments of an anonymous benefactor. She tries to solve the mystery with the help of her inner circle, including her sister who's about to have a Christmas wedding, to see if there's a suitor on the other end that will finally live up to her expectations.
SELECTION, THE: SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXPERIMENT (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 12/15/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, September 2016) HISTORY(R) places 30 men and women with no military background through the most intense physical and mental challenge of their lives in the new series "The Selection: Special Operations Experiment" from executive producer, Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and his unscripted shingle Film 45 and Bunim/Murray Productions. Trained and led by veterans of the Navy SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers, these instructors drive those who are willing to push themselves to the limits of the human body and mind. The eight episode experiment series premieres Thursday, December 15 at 10PM ET/PT on HISTORY. Special Operations units around the globe devise extreme training and assessment exercises in order to find the best of the best, however, 80 percent of those who attempt these tests quit. "The Selection: Special Operations Experiment" takes a diverse group of men and women between the ages of 21-45 years old on an epic journey of self-discovery, facing their biggest fears and testing their will to survive. Along the way, viewers will gain insight into the origin of each of the challenges facing the participants, as well as the purpose behind them.
ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 1/1/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2016) A career setback prompts a woman to move back home to Pasadena at Christmas. She finds renewed purpose volunteering to help build a Rose Parade Float, only to discover she has to work side-by-side her ex-fiancé who is heading the float's construction.
ONE DAY AT A TIME (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/6/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2016) A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the "help" of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.
EMERALD CITY (NBC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/6/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, August 2016) Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world - a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic and fantastical, "Emerald City" is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.
24: LEGACY (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning "24." From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24: Live Another Day"), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz ("24," "24: Live Another Day"), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins ("24") and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil - in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, "Straight Outta Compton"), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid's followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter's own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, "Homeland"), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She's a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, SENATOR JOHN DONOVAN (Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, "NYPD Blue," "The West Wing"), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: "Who can we trust?" As they battle Bin-Khalid's devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.