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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
EQUAL (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from HBO Max's web site, October 2020) Before Stonewall there was Compton’s Cafeteria, and before Harvey Milk there was José Sarria. Narrated by the incomparable Billy Porter, Equal is a dynamic four-part docuseries that pays tribute to the parents of the modern LGBTQ+ movement. Through stylistic depictions of the icons and unsung heroes of yesteryear - portrayed by a stellar cast of talented actors, including Cheyenne Jackson, Shannon Purser, Jamie Clayton, Jai Rodriguez, Samira Wiley, and others - each episode captures the gripping, epic origin stories of trailblazers who changed the course of American history, giving a voice to millions of people yearning to be out, proud, and equal.
HOLIDAY UNPACKED (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/20 at 6:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 6:00 AM-7:00 AM EST
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UNLEASHED (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/20 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, October 2020) From the backyard to the big stage, the search is on for America's most entertaining pets in Nickelodeon's all-new comedic competition show, Unleashed (10 episodes). Hosted by superstar comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, the series brings the most impressive animal acts together to compete on stage in front of a jury comprised of kids and celebrity judges Peyton List (Cobra Kai), Preacher Lawson (America's Got Talent, Connecting) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brittany Runs a Marathon, Free Guy) for the title of "Most Entertaining Pet" of the night. The first two episodes of Unleashed premiere back-to-back on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Said Iglesias, "We have a squirrel that can water ski, enough said! You have to watch Nickelodeon's Unleashed!" Each episode of Unleashed will feature three animal-loving pet owners and their loyal companions as they take the stage to showcase their pet's extraordinary talents. From jaw-dropping tricks to hilarious skills, the pet contestants demonstrate their unique abilities... but anything can happen once the cameras start rolling. Acts throughout the season include a water-skiing squirrel, a cheerleading goat, a hedgehog with a knack for agility tricks and a soccer-playing horse. As each act performs, the celebrity judges and kid jury give their reactions before voting to crown the "Most Entertaining Pet" of the night.
BARBARIANS, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.
MOVE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Discover the brilliant dancers and choreographers who are shaping the art of movement around the world in this documentary series.
PERDIDA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Searching for his kidnapped daughter, Antonio sets off a series of events affecting scores of people when he maneuvers to be sent to prison in Colombia.
QUEEN'S GAMBIT, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) During the Cold War era, an orphaned chess prodigy struggles with addiction on a quest to become the greatest player in the world.
CHRISTMAS ON ICE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/23/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Courtney Bennett (Abigail Klein), a former US figure skating hopeful, runs the city's public skating rink but when the Mayor (Will Lyman) announces its closing, Courtney is heartbroken but determined to save it. After Courtney's attempts to warm the Mayor's Scrooge-like heart fail, she enlists the help of Noah Tremblay (Ryan Cooper), a former professional hockey player and single dad, who owns the new indoor skating center, to help her, and together they find more than just the spirit of holidays on the ice. Christmas on Ice is produced by Moody Independent in association with H9 Films and Off Camera Entertainment and written and directed by John Stimpson. Thomas Soviero, Darius Pakrooh, Jennifer Chisholm, Philip C. Haughey, Nicole Parent Haughey and Gary Crossen serve as executive producers.
TRAPPED BY MY FATHER'S KILLER (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 10/23/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) Five years after her testimony sent Louis (Craig Olejnik, Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce) to jail for the murder of her father and fiancé, Diana (Lindy Booth, The Librarians) returns home to find that he has escaped from prison and has come to confront her. As he holds her captive, Louis tries to convince Diana that he is not guilty of the murders. Diana begins to question what she saw that night as well as her own testimony, while also starting to develop feelings for Louis. As she searches for answers Diana must decide, is Louis really a cold blooded killer out for revenge? Or did she send an innocent man to prison?
PUT A RING ON IT (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, September 2020) Will Packer's newest unscripted relationship series "Put A Ring on It" follows three longtime couples, with help from master relationship coach Dr. Nicole LaBeach, who embark on the ultimate relationship test. From week to week the couples are pushed outside their comfort zones to confront the question they've been too afraid to ask: is this their happily ever after? The couples will finally find out if they are truly meant to be together by dating other people, and in so doing they'll discover if there's a love connection they've been missing all along. Will they decide it's time to go their separate ways, or is it finally time to put a ring on it? "Put A Ring on It" is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment.
HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/20 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, September 2020) Documentary filmmaker and self-described "anxious New Yorker" John Wilson makes his HBO debut as writer, director, cameraman, producer, and narrator of the all-new six-episode docu-comedy series HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON, debuting FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The series will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. In a uniquely hilarious odyssey of self-discovery and cultural observation, Wilson covertly and obsessively films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on relatable topics. The awkward contradictions of modern life are eased by Wilson's candid, unpolished commentary, with season one's episodes offering up his distinct take on a range of deceivingly simple topics. Building upon Wilson's previously released "how to" short films, the episodes take wildly unexpected turns but are grounded in John's refreshing honesty.
POM POM MURDERS, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 10/24/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) After making the L.A. Renegades pro basketball dance squad, Audrey (Anna Marie Dobbins, The Wrong Housesitter) meets Walter (Jon Schaefer, Runaways), one of the players and they quickly fall for each other. But when Bailey (Grace Patterson, Dying to be a Cheerleader), a fellow Renegade girl and Walter's ex-girlfriend is found dead, the police arrest Walter. Despite incriminating evidence, Audrey sets out to prove Walter's innocence and soon realizes that her life is also in danger.
JINGLE BELL BRIDE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/24/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Wedding planner Jessica Perez (Gonzalo) travels to a remote town in Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is charmed by the small town during Christmas, as well as the handsome local (Rowe Jr.) helping her.
CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/24/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) From executive producer Tiffany Haddish, Christmas Unwrapped follows Charity (Amber Stevens West), an ambitious reporter, who learns the true meaning of Christmas when she investigates Erik Gallagher (Marco Grazzini), a beloved member of the town who insists all the gifts he provides are from none-other than Santa himself. Cheryl Ladd also stars. Additional executive producers include Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd and Dominque Telson, Arnie Zipursky and Suzanne Berger for Neshama Entertainment and Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment. Bosede Williams directs from a script by Gary Hardwick.
CHRISTMAS TREE LANE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/24/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Music store owner Meg (Witt) spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from demolition. As she finds herself falling for Nate (Walker), a recent acquaintance, she's thrown when she learns his surprising tie to the developer.
FLINTOFF'S GREAT BRITISH ROAD TRIP (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/20 at 8:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, October 2018) Flintoff's Great British Road Trip (6 x 60') - Debut season follows cricketing legend Freddie Flintoff and journalist/extreme-cyclist Rob Penn as they set off across Britain, culminating in Freddie's beloved home county of Lancashire.
CHATEAU CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/25/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Margot (Patterson), a world-renowned pianist, returns to Chateau Newhaus to spend the holidays with her family and is reunited with an ex (Macfarlane) who helps her rediscover her passion for music.
FOREVER CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/25/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) When workaholic reality TV producer Sophie (Chelsea Hobbs) starts working on a holiday-season show about Will (Christopher Russell), a wildly sexy guy who celebrates Christmas every day of the year, she finds herself falling for her mysterious, unlikely new star, renewing her long-lost faith in Christmas in the process. Forever Christmas is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Tom Berry, Laurence Braun, Gary Goldstein, Sebastian Battro, Breanne Hartley, Nicole Reid, Louisa Cadywould and Tosca Musk serving as executive producers. Christie Will Wolf directs from a script by Gary Goldstein.
DELIVER BY CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/25/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Bakery owner Molly (August) meets Josh (Bailey), a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she's never met in person and she doesn't realize that they're the same man.
UNDOING, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, August 2020) From Emmy(R), Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning director Susanne Bier ("The Night Manager") and the Emmy(R)-winning creator of "Big Little Lies," David E. Kelley and starring Emmy(R) and Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Nicole Kidman (HBO's "Big Little Lies") and Emmy(R) nominee Hugh Grant ("A Very English Scandal"), comes the six-part limited series THE UNDOING, debuting SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Directed by Susanne Bier and created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner; executive produced by Susanne Bier, David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas. The limited series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. The limited series follows Grace (Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Grant), who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight, a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
I LOVE A MAMA'S BOY (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, September 2020) What happens when a woman falls in love with a guy and wants to marry him... but he has a FAR more important woman in his life? It's his MOM! In this unbelievable new TLC series, the only thing standing between a couple's true love is a very different kind of "other woman." These guys are spoiled, coddled and spoon-fed - in some cases quite literally - by their overbearing mothers, sending their relationships into serious romantic crisis. Follow four young women as they compete for the affection of their significant others with some VERY significant mothers! I LOVE A MAMA'S BOY premieres Sunday, October 25 at 10PM ET/PT.
TEMPLE (SPECTRUM)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Spectrum's press release, August 2020) In this character-driven drama, a brilliant but haunted surgeon, Daniel Milton (Mark Strong), sacrifices everything for love when he opens an illegal medical clinic in the network of tunnels beneath London's Temple subway station. When word of the clinic starts to spread among outcasts and the criminal underworld, Daniel becomes entrenched in dangerous battles between life and death - and one for his very soul.
BLOOD OF ZEUS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: to save the world from a demonic army.
WET MARKETS EXPOSED (VICE)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 10/29/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, August 2020) CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced that its new original docuseries THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW will launch on Thursday, Oct. 29. Executive produced by five-time Academy Award(R)-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater and two-time Academy Award winner Bill Guttentag, all 10 episodes will be available to binge exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. THAT ANIMAL RESCUE SHOW follows the animal rescue community in and around Austin, Texas, where Linklater lives. The docuseries provides a window into this captivating world through moving, humorous and powerful stories of animals and the humans who love them. The episodes transport audiences to a ranch where humans heal alongside goats, a pioneering no-kill shelter that has saved the lives of 80,000 dogs and cats, an arena where children disabilities learn to walk with the help of horses and a program in which female prisoners find second chances alongside rescue puppies. They feature extraordinary characters including a volunteer wildlife veterinarian who rehabilitates squirrels and eagles, a homeless woman who dedicates herself to three cows she tows along with her and young couples who have opened their homes to abandoned 200-pound pigs. Throughout, the series captures the inspiring, life-changing bond that occurs between people who have dedicated their lives to rescue and the animals who rescue them right back.
CITY SO REAL (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 10/29/20 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 7:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, September 2020) National Geographic Documentary Films announced today that the critically acclaimed five-part documentary series from Participant and Kartemquin Films, CITY SO REAL, will air in an unprecedented one-night, five-hour, commercial-free event on Thursday, October 29 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. All five episodes will then be available on Hulu the following day - Friday, October 30. From twice Academy Award(R)-nominated filmmaker Steve James ("America to Me," "Hoop Dreams") and his longtime producing partner Zak Piper ("Life Itself," "The Interrupters"), the fascinating and complex portrait of contemporary Chicago delivers a deep, multifaceted look into the soul of a quintessentially American city, set against the backdrop of its history-making 2019 mayoral election. CITY SO REAL was an official Indie Episodic selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival where it had its world premiere. Vox hailed the series as "an engrossing portrait of a city - and a country - at an inflection point, and a love letter to Chicago, too," while IndieWire raved that CITY SO REAL is "substantial, engrossing, and declarative." The premiere on National Geographic will exclusively feature an epic fifth episode that follows the COVID-19 pandemic and social uprising following George Floyd's death.
EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS OF DEATH (ID)
· [series premiere] · 10/29/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, October 2020) EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS OF DEATH explores the ripple effects of a single murder on multiple lives, unraveling each homicide case through three distinct but connected points of view. Hear from loved ones, witnesses, and law enforcement - many telling their stories for the first time ever - reflecting on how the past continues to haunt the present.
TOP SECRET VIDEOS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/29/20 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, September 2020) Expanding on its audacious content with relatable characters and laugh-out-loud moments, truTV has greenlit Top Secret Videos from Industrial Media's Emmy(R) Award-winning The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) with IPC's Aaron Saidman, who created the series, and IPC's Eli Holzman as executive producers along with showrunner Tim Fornara. Premiering after Cable's #1 new unscripted comedy series Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party on Thursday, October 29th at 10:30pm ET/PT, Top Secret Videos follows a fictional group of fresh interns working from the basement of the "NSA" whose jobs are to catalogue all of the pointless security camera footage that passes through the "NSA" servers. Using the latest in video surveillance technology, this modern evolution of America's Funniest Home Videos captures the most embarrassing, ridiculous, and bizarre behavior with hilarious commentary from our cast of comedians including Brian Posehn (The Big Bang Theory), Ron Funches (Trolls), Ali Kolbert (The Tonight Show) and Matt Walsh (Veep).
CHALLENGE, THE: ETA (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, September 2020) The Challenge: ETA is an eight-episode documentary series about the Guardia Civil's fight against the Basque terrorist band ETA. A fight that lasted for half a century, until the dissolution of the band and its definitive renunciation of weapons. The Challenge: ETA is an ambitious production that aims to mark a milestone in this important episode of the recent history of Spain.
TRUTH SEEKERS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, July 2020) Amazon Prime Video released the teaser trailer for the new comedy Truth Seekers during the series' Comic-Con@Home panel today, featuring the creators and writers Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. The eight-episode series will premiere on Prime Video in fall 2020 in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Truth Seekers is a supernatural comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. However, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, more terrifying and even deadly, as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race.
CRAFTY CHRISTMAS ROMANCE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/30/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Mandy (Nicola Posener), the owner of a craft and hobby store, discovers an old copy of "A Christmas Carol" among donations for a book drive. In the book is a letter to Santa from 70 years ago along with a valuable coin. Mandy sets out to find the owner of the book, letter and coin with the help of Jonah (Bradford B. Johnson), a contractor who first came upon and donated the book. Along the way, they find clues that lead them closer to the author, and to each other, but can Mandy return everything to the book owner in time for Christmas and make her own Christmas wish come true? A Crafty Christmas Romance is produced by Candlelight Media Group and executive produced by AJC Pennyworth and Elisa Jan. Brian Brough directs from a script by Brittany Wiscombe.
MY BIG ITALIAN ADVENTURE (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, September 2020) Ciao, Italia! Lorraine Bracco, the OSCAR(R) and Emmy(R)-nominated actress from Goodfellas and The Sopranos, will take a break from Hollywood for her next gig on the island of Sicily - renovating a 200-year-old home she purchased for only one euro. The new HGTV series My Big Italian Adventure, premiering Friday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will follow Lorraine's journey to renovate the 1,075-square-foot property in the tiny hilltop town of Sambuca di Sicilia with help from an architect, contractor and other local experts. The Sambuca one-euro program was created by the mayor to help sell the town's vacant homes quickly and inexpensively. The goal is to encourage families to return to the rural oasis, but the catch is that the homes must be completed within three years of purchase.
NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE (MOTORTREND.COM)
· [series premiere] · 10/31/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from MotorTrend's press release, October 2020) Never in the seven decades of stock car racing has there been a season in the NASCAR Cup Series(TM) like 2020. Beginning with a dramatic start at the DAYTONA 500 in February, drivers, teams and owners made history by being the first major American sport to safely return from the COVID-19 global pandemic shutdown. Additionally, NASCAR reinforced its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, standing at the forefront of professional sports' equality and social change movement. Through it all, competitors continue to push the limits of man, machine and speed in a thrilling chase for a soon to be awarded championship. As NASCAR comes down the season's backstretch, MotorTrend's all-new docuseries NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE, premiering Saturday, October 31 only on the MotorTrend App, offers fans an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes moments on and off the track that have defined and will define this year's NASCAR Cup Series(TM) season. NASCAR 2020: UNDER PRESSURE features the drivers who shaped the season's most compelling storylines as the field battled for racing's biggest prize - the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.
ONE ROYAL HOLIDAY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/31/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) When Anna (Osnes) offers a stranded mother (Clark) and son (Tveit) shelter in a blizzard, she learns that they are the Royal Family of Galwick. Anna shows the Prince how they do Christmas in her hometown, encouraging him to open his heart and be true to himself.
CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/31/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Since childhood, Candy Cane Lane has been Phoebe's (Beverley Mitchell) favorite Christmas tradition of an entire neighborhood decorated for the holidays. This Christmas, however, the neighborhood decides to skip the decorations, crushing her spirits. As Phoebe is searching for a new tradition to cheer her up, she realizes that it's not the traditions we cherish, but the people we spend them with. While preparing for her new tradition, Phoebe stumbles upon the final thing her Christmas was missing: love! Candy Cane Christmas is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro, Louisa Cadywould, Breanne Hartley and Barbara Fisher serving as executive producers. Adrian Langley directs from a script by Emily Golden.
CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 10/31/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) A separated couple (DeLoach and Ayres) feign marital bliss on national television to help their town's Christmas festival - and their business. But what will the future hold for them when rekindled love is complicated by new opportunities?
VERY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING, A (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 11/1/20 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, October 2020) Zane and Jeannette return from their magical honeymoon to plan the perfect first Christmas as a family, but the arrival of Jeannette's former father-in-law throws a wrench into all of their holiday planning.
CHRISTMAS AUNT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/1/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) When Rebecca Miller (Keshia Knight Pulliam) returns home to Tennessee two weeks before Christmas to take care of her niece and nephew while their parents are away, the last thing she expected is to reconnect with her childhood best friend, Drew (Jarod Joseph). As she attempts to revive the kids' Christmas spirit and redeem their faith in Santa, she rediscovers her favorite childhood activity: 12 Days of Christmas--something she always did with Drew. As the kids' faith in the holiday grows, Rebecca and Drew's friendship returns, and she starts looking at Drew in a whole new light. The Christmas Aunt is produced by NANNY FILMS INC with Howard Braunstein and Cassie Doyle serving as executive producers. Tibor Takacs directs from a script by Cassie Doyle.
KILLER COMPETITION (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 11/1/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) High school senior Nicole (Jacqueline Scislowski, Cheer Camp Killer) is determined to become valedictorian, but she faces stiff competition from a few of her other classmates. When Nicole's friend, Sarah (Cristine Prosperi, The Wrong Cheerleader), suggests they manipulate test scores to give Nicole the higher academic placement, it catapults a chain of events leading to a student's suicide. New evidence arises suggesting the suicide was actually a murder and Nicole sets out to find the true killer before she becomes the next murder victim.
ON THE 12TH DATE OF CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/1/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Two seemingly incompatible game designers team up to create a romantic, city-wide scavenger hunt themed for the "12 Days of Christmas."
HOLLY & IVY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/1/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) When Melody's (Parrish) neighbor, Nina (Nichols), learns that her illness has returned, Melody promises to keep Nina's kids, Holly & Ivy, together. To adopt the children, she must renovate her new fixer-upper, which she does with the help of contractor, Adam (Jordan).
ROADKILL (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/1/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, August 2020) Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager, House) and Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon) star in Roadkill, a new political thriller from David Hare (Collateral, The White Crow), coming to MASTERPIECE in 2020. Roadkill is about Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie), a self-made forceful and charismatic politician. Peter’s public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies. As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda while others plot to bring him down. However, events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
KILLER IN QUESTION (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/1/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, October 2020) When a murder is committed, it sends shockwaves through a community. Investigators work to find the killer and bring closure to a community. But what happens when a case is closed, yet lingering questions remain? When doubt circulates throughout a city, and investigations are put under a microscope, people begin to ask: is the convicted truly the killer, or is someone evading the law while an innocent person sits taxed with their crimes? Join the hunt for answers and closure as ID delves into four stories of adjudicated cases, where the verdict remains under dispute. Walk step-by-step through critical crime scenes, key questioning and newfound evidence, with each episode telling both sides of a story. The conclusion is up for interpretation, and the viewer is left to decide: was justice served, or does the evidence just not add up?
DYING TO BE FAMOUS: THE RYAN SINGLETON MYSTERY (BOUNCE TV)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 11/1/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bounce TV's press release, August 2020) Dying To Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery is an intriguing six-episode, true-crime docuseries - Bounce's first - following the extraordinary story and mysterious death of Ryan Singleton, a 24-year old aspiring model and film producer, who sets out to pursue fame and fortune in Hollywood with two of his friends. His dreams of stardom turn into a tragic nightmare when he is found dead in California's Mojave Desert, his body dumped, mutilated and missing all vital organs. World Premieres Sun. Nov.1 at 9:00 pm (ET) with two back-to-back episodes.
Q TALKS (QUIBI)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 3:01 AM-3:10 AM EST
(from Quibi's web site) Celebs give expert talks on topics they’ve never heard before, from a script they’ve never seen before, with the “help” from a faulty teleprompter. They'll have to say (and do) anything the prompter instructs. What happens if it cuts out? Improvise.
LOVE AND ANARCHY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/4/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A married consultant and a young IT tech assign each other challenges that question societal norms in a flirty game that brings unintended consequences.
CARMEL: WHO KILLED MARIA MARTA? (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Documentary series on the circumstances surrounding the death of María Marta García Belsunce, one of the most controversial criminal cases in Argentina.
PARANORMAL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) In the 1960s, hematologist Dr. Refaat Ismail unwillingly becomes a go-to guy for paranormal investigations. Based on the books by Ahmed Khaled Tawfik.
B POSITIVE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/20 at 8:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2020) B POSITIVE is from award-winning executive producer, writer and creator Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette, and stars Emmy Award nominee Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley") and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ("Masters of Sex"). The comedy revolves around Drew (Middleditch), a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship as they begin a journey that will forever impact both of their lives. Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. James Burrows directed the pilot from a script by Pennette.
FIRST 48 PRESENTS CRITICAL MINUTES, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, October 2020) THE FIRST 48 PRESENTS CRITICAL MINUTES looks back at some of the most unforgettable moments in the series' history. Hosted by former THE FIRST 48 detectives, each episode presents different cases previously featured on the show, all with a common theme such as "The Case That Haunts Me," "Heat of the Moment," "Shocking Confessions," "Rookie Detectives," "Women of Homicide," and "Caught on Camera."
COUNTRY EVER AFTER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/6/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Country artist Coffey Anderson and his wife, hip-hop dancer Criscilla, juggle family life, career goals and tests of faith in this reality series.
CHRISTMAS YULE BLOG, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/6/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Caroline Williams (Sara Canning), a well-known social media travel writer, is given the assignment to cover a hundred-year-old Christmas parade in the small town of Carte De Amor, New Mexico. Not excited about the assignment, Caroline goes anyway and meets a high school music teacher, Oscar Ortiz (Zak Santiago), who introduces her to a side of Christmas that she has never seen, with different traditions and meanings. In the twelve days before Christmas, Caroline falls in love with Christmas all over again and finds true love for herself. The Christmas Yule Blog is produced by Timeless Pictures, Basset Hound Distribution and Winsome Entertainment. A.D. Oppenheim, Ben Silverman, Michael R. Goldstein, Alexandre Coscas serve as executive producers and Heather Hawthorne Doyle directs from a script by Bob Sáenz.
MY LITTLE PONY: PONY LIFE (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/20 at 11:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, October 2020) Good things come in small packages! The Mane 6 - Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie - are back with an all-new series featuring brand-new adorable character designs inspired by Japanese Chibi-style animation in MY LITTLE PONY: PONY LIFE, premiering Saturday, November 7 at 11:30/10:30c on Discovery Family. The eOne produced series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network's TV Everywhere app. Featuring the same iconic voice actors who made the Mane 6 famous in the mega-hit MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, the new MY LITTLE PONY: PONY LIFE series is a departure from the Equestria that viewers were introduced to in 2010. Featuring a more playful tone combined with completely reimagined characters, MY LITTLE PONY: PONY LIFE explores the funny side of friendship set in Sugarcube Corner - the center of the world and home away from home for the ponies. Here, Pinkie Pie serves up frosted cupcakes to the best customers in the world - her friends! Together, the Mane 6 run into all sorts of cupcake conundrums, delicious disasters, and magical mishaps. And thanks to a mysterious source of magical potions, everyday adventures are about to get really ridiculous! Each 11-minute bite-sized episode of MY LITTLE PONY: PONY LIFE features playful stories grounded in modern-kid dilemmas with over-the-top humor and tons of magic. Viewers should expect the unexpected with dialed-up personalities, energy and tone. Plus, each pony now has a signature "adorability" power that boosts their personality in an outrageously wacky way! In the series premiere episodes titled "Princess Probz & The Best of the Worst," the ponies help Pinkie Pie audition for a televised cooking competition called the Royal Jelly Juggernaut. But when the rest of the Mane 6 are caught in a sticky situation, Pinkie Pie has to audition all on her own. Later, Rainbow Dash's competitive spirit is put to the test when a new pony challenges her to a contest unlike any other: being the best of the worst!
EARTH'S GREAT SEASONS (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, October 2020) Narrated by Andrew Scott, each episode of Earth's Great Seasons explores how animals and plants rise to the challenges of the natural world throughout the year.
NEVER KISS A MAN IN A CHRISTMAS SWEATER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/7/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Single mom Maggie (Williams) is facing Christmas alone until Lucas (Matter) crashes into her life and becomes an unexpected houseguest. Together they overcome Christmas while finding comfort in their growing bond.
WELCOME HOME CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/7/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Chloe (Jana Kramer) has always supported various military organizations, including the town's Army toy drive for Christmas. This year, she is paired up with Michael (Brandon Quinn), a vet who recently returned home, and together they recruit other veterans and active military personnel to help in the cause. As the community gears up for the Officer's Christmas Ball, where all the kids will meet Santa Claus and receive their gifts, Michael and Chloe begin to realize the greatest gift this season has been each other's company. Craig Morgan also stars. A Welcome Home Christmas is produced by Johnson Production Group with Timothy O. Johnson and Michael Vickerman serving as executive producers. Brian Herzlinger directs from a script by T. Booker James.
SIDE HUSTLE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/20 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, February 2020) Nickelodeon today announced the greenlight of Side Hustle, a brand-new live-action buddy comedy starring social media sensations and real-life best friends, Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels. The multi-camera series centers on best friends, Lex (LeBlanc) and Presley (Bartels), who have to create a business fast after inadvertently destroying their neighbor's car. Created and executive produced by Dave Malkoff (Henry Danger, Sam & Cat, Victorious) and shot in front of a live studio audience, Side Hustle (13 half-hour episodes) will begin production in Los Angeles this March and premiere later this year on Nickelodeon. Lex, Presley and their quirky friend Munchy (Isaiah Crews) find themselves in a sticky situation after an accidental mishap destroys the police vehicle belonging to Munchy's dad. Forced to come up with creative ways to earn money to pay for the damages, the best friends enlist the help of Presley's tech-savvy younger brother, Fisher (Mitchell Berg), to create an app called "Kid-DING" to connect with people looking for help with small jobs. With Munchy's bossy older brother Jaget (Jacques Chevelle) making sure they keep up with the payments, the three friends must do any jobs that come their way--no matter how crazy they are.
CHRISTMAS RING, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/7/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) A reporter (Contractor) searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring. With the help of the ring's owner's grandson (Alpay), they learn the legacy his grandparent's left behind.
BEHIND EVERY MAN (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, October 2020) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today a first look of its upcoming new series "Behind Every Man" from prolific executive producer Carlos King (OWN's "Love & Marriage: Huntsville") premiering Saturday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET / PT. Joining the network's lineup of Saturday night unscripted hits, each episode of the new series will shine a spotlight on the strong Black women behind famous men we look up to and admire, focusing on the passions, struggles and sacrifices the women have made to support the men they love. Hosted by Melody Holt ("Love & Marriage: Huntsville"), the series' star-studded lineup includes multi-platinum R&B artist Usher and his mother Jonnetta Patton, gospel music legend Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy Franklin, multi-Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Smith, artist multi-platinum selling artist Wyclef Jean and his wife Claudinette Jean and DJ and radio host DJ Envy and his wife Gia Casey.
REAL MURDERS OF ORANGE COUNTY, THE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 11/8/20 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, September 2020) Oxygen, the destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts a new series "The Real Murders of Orange County," delving into the most horrific, sinful and salacious cases that rocked Southern California's wealthy coastal community. Launching Sunday, November 8 at 7pm ET/PT with two hour-long episodes, the series will air every Sunday night with back-to-back premieres. The episodes on Sunday, November 22 begin at 7:30pm. From a murder for hire gone wrong to families turning on their own, viewers will hear the harrowing tales of when privilege leads to problems and greed leads to murder.
RING FOR CHRISTMAS, A (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 11/8/20 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, October 2020) Spoiled single girl Angie Moore gets cut off 25 days before Christmas. When she discovers the existence of a sizable trust fund that she will inherit once she gets married, Angie decides to find a man to marry - by Christmas.
VERY CHARMING CHRISTMAS TOWN, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/8/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) City girl and travel and lifestyle blogger, Aubrey Lang (Natalie Hall), goes to the little town of Solvang for her next holiday vlog piece after it's voted Most Christmassy Town in the USA. She soon meets Sawyer Larsen (Jon Prescott), a local community coordinator and chocolate shop owner assigned to show her around the small town. At first, the unlikely pairing is at odds but soon start to fall for each other amidst the twinkling lights of the romantic little Danish village. A Very Charming Christmas Town is produced by The Ninth House and Nicely Entertainment. Jake Helgren directed and wrote the script and Vanessa Shapiro and Lars Lindstrom serve as executive producers.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE DARLINGS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/8/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Just before the holidays Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming, younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.
CHRISTMAS BOW, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/8/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) When an accident puts her music dreams on hold, a gifted violinist (Micarelli) reconnects with an old family friend (Rady), who helps her heal and find love during the holidays.
BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY: THE TIMES OF GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/8/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, October 2020) Premium television network EPIX(R) announced today that four-part docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem will premiere on November 8, 2020 at 10 PM ET/PT. Inspired by the music and subjects featured in the EPIX original series Godfather of Harlem, this documentary series brings alive the dramatic true story of Harlem and its music during the 1960's, and connects that history to our present moment. Featuring interviews with the stars of Godfather of Harlem, including Academy Award(R)-winner Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito and Ilfenesh Hadera and musicians Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Herbie Hancock, Nile Rogers, A$AP Ferg, Chika, Joe Bataan and Freddie Stone, this series will take audiences on a musical journey that brings to life the excitement of 1960's Harlem, and introduces the artists who dared to use their voices, instruments and lyrics to take a stand against oppression. Other notables in the series include activist Al Sharpton, former U.S. Representative Charles Rangel and poet Sonia Sanchez. Through archival footage and evocative imagery, audiences will see beyond the black and white historical images into the multicolored souls of musicians unafraid to use music as a weapon against change.
MOONBASE 8 (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/8/20 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, September 2020) SHOWTIME announced today that the new half-hour comedy series MOONBASE 8, starring Emmy(R) nominee Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and Golden Globe(R) and Academy Award(R) nominee John C. Reilly (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), will premiere on Sunday, November 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The series is created, written and executive produced by Armisen, Heidecker, Reilly and Emmy nominee Jonathan Krisel (Baskets), who also serves as series director. Set in the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA's Moon Base Simulator, MOONBASE 8 follows eager astronauts Skip (Armisen), Rook (Heidecker) and their leader Cap (Reilly) as they attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission. While working vigorously to complete their training, a series of unexpected circumstances forces the astronauts to question their own mental sanity, trust in each other and whether or not they're cut out for space travel.
SOUTH WESTERLIES, THE (ACORN TV)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's web site) When a small coastal town in the south-west of Ireland is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm, it’s not just the spectacular scenery that’s under pressure. For a single working mother, tasked with going undercover to bring the project home, her eco-battle is compounded by the return of a crinkly-eyed surfer with an unmistakable resemblance to her teenage son. This comic drama filming on location in Ireland features a rich cast including Orla Brady (American Horror Story, Mistresses,) Eileen Walsh (Catastrophe, Women on the Verge) and Patrick Bergin (Red Rock, Patriot Games).
SLUGFEST (QUIBI)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 3:01 AM-3:10 AM EST
(from Quibi's web site) Explore the decades-long battle between Marvel and DC, whose ingenuity and rivalry led to the worldwide, billion-dollar obsession with superheroes.
TEN WEEKS (QUIBI)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 3:01 AM-3:10 AM EST
(from Quibi's web site) Basic Combat Training (a.k.a. Boot Camp) marks the exhausting, inspiring, and exhilarating start to a career in military service. For the first time in over two decades, the U.S. Army has allowed cameras to capture an unfiltered inside look at ten weeks of training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Ten Weeks, produced by Blumhouse Television and We Are the Mighty, follows five Army recruits through their extraordinary transformation from civilians into soldiers.
MIGHTY ONES, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2020) In every backyard, a secret world exists filled with tiny creatures. The Mighty Ones follows the hilarious adventures of a group of creatures: a twig, a pebble, a leaf and a strawberry. These best friends, self-named "The Mighty Ones," live in an unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans whom they mistake for gods. Despite their diminutive stature, The Mighty Ones are determined to live life large and always have fun in their wild world.
INDUSTRY (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, October 2020) From first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, HBO's new eight-episode drama series INDUSTRY debuts MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London. The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Starring Myha'la Herrold ("The Tattooed Heart"), Marisa Abela ("Cobra"), Harry Lawtey ("City of Tiny Lights"), David Jonsson ("Deep State") and Nabhaan Rizwan ("Mogul Mowgli") as "The Graduates" and Conor MacNeill ("Artemis Fowl"), Freya Mavor ("Skins"), Will Tudor (HBO's "Game of Thrones") and Ken Leung (HBO's "High Maintenance") as "Management," INDUSTRY gives an insider's view of the blackbox of "high finance" through the eyes of an outsider, Harper Stern (Myha'la Herrold), a talented young woman from upstate New York. Through the eyes of these young grads fueled by ambition, romance and drugs, INDUSTRY examines issues of gender, race and class in the workplace as the impressionable new employees begin to forge an identity within the pressure cooker environment of Pierpoint & Co.'s trading floor. They were promised meritocracy, but hierarchy is king.
TEACHER, A (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, June 2020) A Teacher, an upcoming miniseries starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson, examines the complexities and consequences of an illegal relationship between Claire Wilson (Kate Mara), a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, and her student, Eric Walker (Nick Robinson).
DASH & LILY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade notes in a book they pass back and forth in locations around New York.
TRASH TRUCK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Six-year-old Hank and his best buddy -- a honking, snorting trash truck -- go on lots of fun adventures, from learning to fly to visiting the dentist.
AUNTY DONNA'S BIG OL' HOUSE OF FUN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/11/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) TBA
LIBERATOR, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/11/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A diverse, dedicated, rough-and-tumble squad of soldiers spearheads the Allied invasion of Italy during World War II. Based on true events.
QUEEN IS BORN, A (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/11/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Gloria Groove and Alexia Twister make drag dreams come true as they help six artists find the confidence to own the stage in this makeover show.
EATER'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/11/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2020) Discover the most surprising culinary destinations in Eater's Guide to the World. Join narrator Maya Rudolph on a quest to find the most unexpected places to score an epic meal, while drinking and dining with the locals along the way.
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SALT LAKE CITY, THE (BRAVO)
· [75-minute series premiere] · 11/11/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, September 2020) Bravo expands the hit franchise and heads to the slopes with the new series "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" launching with a supersized premiere on Wednesday, November 11 from 10:00 - 11:15 pm ET/PT.  The series delves into the undiscovered world of Salt Lake City within an exclusive social circle made up of six successful women who've created their own paradise filled with luxury homes, shopping sprees and multi-million-dollar businesses. The series follows the elite and unconventional lives of Lisa Barlow, Mary Cosby, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose and Jen Shah, as they navigate a society fueled by religion, beauty, wealth and perfection. The Mormon church is undeniably engrained in the culture of Salt Lake City, but these women represent a spectrum of religious beliefs ranging from Mormon, Islamic, Jewish and Pentecostal. Here perfection is not an aspiration, it's a mandate.  With a deep-rooted history, these women share a special bond, but when circles are this tight it's only a matter of time before beliefs and personalities collide. Whether hitting the slopes, attending parties at Sundance or hosting the city's elite, these housewives hold themselves and each other to an extremely high standard and never hold back when things go sideways, but lord knows they are always there for each other when they need it most.  
JAMES MAY: OH COOK (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
cooking program featuring "The Grand Tour" star James May
BECOMING YOU (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, August 2020) Olivia Colman narrates "Becoming You," a global child development series that explores how the first 2,000 days on Earth shape the rest of our lives. Told through the eyes of over 100 children across the world, from Nepal to Japan and Borneo, each episode offers a thought-provoking look at how children learn to think, speak and move, from birth to age 5. It underscores how different our journeys can be, but ultimately tells the story of our shared humanity and community when it comes to raising children. This series is produced by Wall to Wall Media and is executive produced by Leanne Klein and Hamo Forsyth. "Becoming You" will premiere around the world with its first six episodes on Friday, November 13, exclusively on Apple TV+.
DOUG UNPLUGS (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, September 2020) Hailing from DreamWorks Animation and based on Dan Yaccarino's "Doug Unplugged" book series, "Doug Unplugs" follows a young robot named Doug who senses there's more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand. "Doug Unplugs" is executive produced by Jim Nolan, Aliki Theofilopoulos and Dan Yaccarino, and stars the voice talents of Brandon James Cienfuegos, Kyrie McAlpin, Eric Bauza, Mae Whitman, Leslie David Baker and Becky Robinson.
INSIDE PIXAR (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, September 2020) With the first anniversary of Disney+ on November 12, the service will kick off its second year with even more original entertainment premiering in late 2020 including, but not limited to: "Black Beauty," a contemporary film adaptation of the classic story starring Mackenzie Foy, Iain Glen and Claire Forlani and the voice of Kate Winslet, "Inside Pixar," a never-before-seen look into Pixar Animation Studios' creative process, "On Pointe," an original docu-series about students of the School of American Ballet and "The Nutcracker" performance at Lincoln Center, and "WandaVision," the upcoming original series from Marvel Studios.
MINIONS OF MIDAS, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A millionaire publisher gets a blackmail note — his decision can mean life or death. Inspired by a Jack London story but set in contemporary Madrid.
ALEX RIDER (UNITED KINGDOM) (IMDB TV)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from IMDb's press release, July 2020) IMDb TV and Amazon Prime Video have secured the exclusive U.S., Germany, Austria and Latin America rights to Alex Rider, a new coming of age spy-thriller series based on Point Blanc, the second novel in the Alex Rider franchise, which has become a global phenomenon selling over 20 million copies worldwide. Alex Rider will premiere on IMDb TV in the U.S. on Nov. 13 and on Prime Video in Germany and Austria on August 7 and across Latin America later this year. Produced by Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television, which also distributes worldwide, the series stars Otto Farrant as Alex Rider, a London based teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Pressured to help investigate his uncle's death, and how it connects to the assassination of two high-profile billionaires, Alex reluctantly assumes a new identity and goes undercover in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc. Isolated far above the snowline in the French Alps, Point Blanc claims to set the troubled teenage children of the ultra-rich back onto the right track. As Alex digs deeper, he discovers the students are in fact the subjects of a disturbing plan which Alex will have to risk his life to stop.
ASTRONAUTS, THE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/20 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, October 2020) Nickelodeon enters orbit for an epic hour-long premiere event of The Astronauts, the network's first co-production with Imagine Kids+Family. The brand-new live-action series follows a group of kids who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they are mistakenly launched into space. The Astronauts is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Executive Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, and Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber. The series is created by Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, The Blacklist), who also serves as writer and executive producer. The first two episodes of The Astronauts premiere back-to-back on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. In the hour-long premiere of The Astronauts, the spacecraft Odyssey II is set to launch on a mission to retrieve a foreign object that could potentially save mankind. The plan quickly goes awry when five untrained kids use their parents' security clearances to sneak onto the empty ship. Soon after they board, the onboard AI system triggers the launch sequence. Unable to stop the ship from blasting off, the kids must assume their new role as astronauts and brave harrowing tasks, as their parents rush to find a way to take control of the situation.
CHRISTMAS ON THE VINE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/13/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Brooke (Julianna Guill), a young marketing executive, goes back to her hometown excited to relive her Christmas memories, while helping a struggling family-owned winery. Her marketing assignment involves an unlikely partnership with Tyler (Jon Corr), the charismatic, yet stubborn owner of the winery. Brooke quickly learns that the town's Christmas spirit has disappeared due to a wine conglomerate buying out all of the local wineries. Determined to bring Christmas back to the town, Brooke and Tyler work together and discover they share more than a love for wine. Christmas on the Vine is produced by Lighthouse Pictures in association with The Kaufman Company with Paul A. Kaufman, Shawn Williamson, Jonathan Shore and Jamie Goehring serving as executive producers. Paul A. Kaufman directs from a script by Duane Poole.
CHRISTMAS ON WHEELS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/14/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Ashley (Tiya Sircar) returns to her small hometown to care of her uncle who recently broke his ankle. When she learns that he has sold her Mom's vintage red convertible, a car that holds many wonderful Christmas memories for Ashley, she is disappointed. But with the help of Duncan (Michael Xavier), her uncle's attorney, Ashley is reunited with the car and restores it to its former glory, and fills it up with gifts for the community - just as her mother used to do. As she reconnects with happy Christmas memories, she feels torn about her plans to return to the big city and what she may be leaving behind. Christmas on Wheels is produced by Johnson Production Group in association with Christmas Wheels Productions. Timothy O. Johnson and Andrew Erin serve as executive producers. Marita Grabiak directs from a script by Tammy Klembith & George Klembith and Barbara Kymlicka.
YOUNG, STALKED AND PREGNANT (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 11/14/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) High school senior Audrey, (Taylor Blackwell, My Daughter's Psycho Friend) is accepted at a top university when she finds herself pregnant by her boyfriend Sam (Cody Sulek, Party Mom), who insists on marriage and a family. But when Audrey makes plans for the future without him, Sam and his mother Casey (Tanya Clarke, Birthmother's Betrayal) decide to take matters into their own hands.
CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/14/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Jess (Drew), a concert violinist whose heart just isn't in it anymore, goes to Vienna for a performance. While there, she finds the inspiration she has been missing, and a new love.
MEET ME AT CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/14/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) When Joan's (Bell) son's wedding planner unexpectedly quits, she must coordinate his Christmas Eve wedding with the help of Beau (Deklin), the bride's uncle. As they work alongside each other they discover their fates and pasts are intertwined.
HISTORY'S GREATEST MYSTERIES (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, October 2020) The HISTORY(R) channel sets the premiere date for its new non-fiction programming strand "History's Greatest Mysteries," hosted and narrated by Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy Award(R) winner Laurence Fishburne, which investigates a wide range of historically compelling topics and the mysteries that pervade each including the Titanic, Roswell, John Wilkes Booth and Sir Ernest Shackleton's lost ice ship. Kicking off with "The Final Hunt for D.B. Cooper," premiering Saturday, November 14 at 9PM ET/PT, each title within the franchise will showcase fresh, new evidence and perspectives including never-before-released documents to the public, personal diaries and DNA evidence to unearth new facts and information about these infamous and enigmatic chapters in history.
MISTLETOE MAGIC (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 11/15/20 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, October 2020) When self-proclaimed "Christmas Grinch" Harper realizes that she accidentally donated her family's beloved magic mistletoe to a charity, she enlists the help of thrift store owner and old friend Luke to help her retrieve it. Can Luke convince Harper that perhaps the magic of Christmas is real and that true love does exist?
CHRISTMAS EDITION, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/15/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) It's Christmas time and Jackie (Carly Hughes), an up-and- coming journalist, finds that her life is at a crossroads until she finds an unexpected opportunity - to run a small-town newspaper in Alaska. Jackie decides to give it a try and relocates to the small picture-perfect small town. Using a series of Christmas articles, she's able to quickly return the newspaper to profitability, and soon falls in love... both with her new home and the handsome son of the paper's former owner. However, when her old boss announces plans to take over the paper for herself, Jackie will need a Christmas miracle to save it. Aloma Wright also stars. The Christmas Edition is produced by Hybrid LLC with Jeff Schenck and Barry Barnholtz executive producing. Peter Sullivan directs from a script by Anna White.
TIMELESS CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/15/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Charles Whitley (Paevey) travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner (Cahill), a tour guide at his historic mansion, and experiences a 21st Century Christmas.
REAGANS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2020) THE REAGANS, director Matt Tyrnauer's four-part documentary series that explores the many surprisingly unexamined aspects of the Reagan White House, and how Nancy Reagan's paper-doll image was at odds with the power she ultimately wielded throughout her husband's presidency, will premiere Sunday, November 15 at 8 p.m.
CHRISTMAS DOCTOR, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/15/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia's life forever.
CANDY LAND (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, October 2020) Food Network brings out the childhood imagination of five teams made up of professional cake and sugar artists on the new primetime competition series Candy Land, inspired by the classic Hasbro children's game. Through six episodes, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth hosts and guides the teams through the fantastical world of Candy Land, challenging them to create heavenly confectionary showpieces, all the while being thrown curveballs every step of the way by Lord Licorice that puts the teams' skills to the ultimate test. Premiering Sunday, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT, each episode features the teams stepping into one of the eye-popping lands come to life, including giant candy canes in the Peppermint Forest, life-size gumdrops at the Gumdrop Mountains, a real life gingerbread house at Chocolate Mountain, enormous and luscious lollipops in the Lollipop Woods, and lemons growing right off the vines in the Lemon Lime Springs. The players must forage for flavors and unique ingredients within each land to use for their sugar masterpieces before presenting to judges Nacho Aguirre and Aarti Sequeira who determine which teams advance down the board game path based on creativity, technical execution, and how well the candies of the land were incorporated. The first team to make it to King Kandy's Castle wins the game and earns the grand prize of $25,000.
MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, October 2020) HBO Documentary Films' MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH, a four-part documentary series directed by first-time filmmaker Madison Hamburg, presents Hamburg's complicated journey as a young man determined to solve an unspeakable crime and absolve the people he loves, while looking for answers within his fractured family and community. MURDER ON MIDDLE BEACH debuts on November 15 on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. On March 3, 2010, single mother Barbara Hamburg was found violently murdered near her home in the upper middle class enclave of Madison, Connecticut. Investigators speculated her murder appeared to be a crime of passion, but without enough evidence, the case grew cold. Over the course of 8 years, Barbara's son, Madison Hamburg, interviewed his family members and many others, longing to learn more about his mother and gathering evidence in hopes of solving her murder, sending him into a deep web of buried familial secrets, connections to shadowy criminal figures, and the uncovering of years-old resentments in his deceptively serene hometown. While Madison wrestles with troubling revelations about his mother, the most unsettling conflict comes from Madison's obligation to bring into question those inside his community and members of his own family.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Explore an array of unique competitions, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries.
BEYOND OAK ISLAND (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2020) From the producers of "The Curse of Oak Island" and "The UnXplained" comes an exciting new documentary series, BEYOND OAK ISLAND. Hosted by real-life treasure hunters Rick and Marty Lagina, this eight-episode series chronicles the greatest treasure hunts of the past, present and (perhaps) future. BEYOND OAK ISLAND offers a combination of great story telling, compelling interviews with treasure-hunters, historians and experts, as well as on-location treasure hunts in progress, sometimes with the Laginas themselves. From pirates such as Blackbeard and outlaws like Jesse James, to Aztec gold, priceless historical artifacts from American history and sunken treasure ships, BEYOND OAK ISLAND digs deep into the many treasure quests across the globe, revealing amazing new details and clues from past searches - and in some cases, advancing the hunt.
BIG SKY (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/20 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, September 2020) From visionary storyteller David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies") comes "Big Sky," a thriller created by Kelley, who will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken. "Big Sky" stars Katheryn Winnick as Jenny Hoyt, Kylie Bunbury as Cassie Dewell, Brian Geraghty as Ronald Pergman, Dedee Pfeiffer as Denise Brisbane, Natalie Alyn Lind as Danielle Sullivan, Jade Pettyjohn as Grace Sullivan, Jesse James Keitel as Jerrie Kennedy, Valerie Mahaffey as Helen Pergman with John Carroll Lynch as Rick Legarski and Ryan Phillippe as Cody Hoyt. Based on the series of books by C.J. Box, "Big Sky" is executive produced by David E. Kelley, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross, Paul McGuigan, C.J. Box and Gwyneth Horder-Payton, and is produced by 20th Television. 20th Television is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside ABC Signature and Touchstone Television.
WONDERFUL WORLD OF MICKEY MOUSE, THE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere - special night] · 11/18/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:15 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, September 2020) Mickey Mouse and friends are heading to Disney+ in the all new-animated shorts series, "The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse." From the team behind Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts, the new Disney+ original series will debut on Mickey's birthday, Wednesday, November 18, with two new shorts rolling out every Friday beginning November 27. Ten shorts will premiere this year, with 10 additional shorts set for Summer 2021. In "The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse," it's nothing but fun and excitement for Mickey and his best pals - Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto - as they embark on their greatest adventures yet, navigating the curveballs of a wild and zany world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible. Each seven-minute short is filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, modern settings, timeless stories, new music and the unmistakable classic art style of the "Mickey Mouse" shorts. The series will include stories inspired by various lands at Disney parks and cameos by classic Disney heritage characters.
NO MAN'S LAND (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2020) No Man's Land dives into the depths of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man in search of his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women and ISIS' biggest nightmare, and travels with them in ISIS occupied territory. Antoine's journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look at the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.
HOLIDAY HOME MAKEOVER WITH MR. CHRISTMAS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) TBA
HISTORY'S WILD (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2020) Throughout history, humans have been drawn to the natural world. Our ancestors settled it and we've attempted to tame it--but sometimes, it just won't be tamed. After all these years, Mother Nature still has a lot to teach us. HISTORY'S WILD is a new series hosted by professional outdoorsman and explorer, Greg Aiello. In each episode, Greg will use innovative graphics and animation to analyze jaw-dropping user generated footage of the natural world.
PACK, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2020) The Pack, is a new global unscripted series that celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions. Hosted by gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and her canine co-host Lucy, the series features twelve teams of dogs and their humans on an epic adventure across multiple continents. The Amazon Original series The Pack will premiere on November 20th, on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories. At stake is a life-changing $750,000 for the winning duo and their charity, with $500,000 going to the winners and $250,000 for the animal charity of their choice. Additionally, The Pack donated $250,000 during filming to multiple charities and animal rescue organizations in each country, helping to pay it forward to dogs and those who love them around the world. To win the monetary prize for themselves and their charity, the teams will have to depend on their understanding of one another's strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack. In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their exciting journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone.
SMALL AXE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, September 2020) Amazon Prime Video announced today that Small Axe, the highly anticipated anthology series created and directed by Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (Hunger, 12 Years A Slave), will premiere on Friday, November 20 with the first film, Mangrove starring Letitia Wright & Shaun Parkes. The four additional films will debut each Friday, including Lovers Rock (11/27) starring Micheal Ward & Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Education (12/4) featuring Kenyah Sandy, Alex Wheatle (12/11) with newcomer Sheyi Cole, and the final film Red, White and Blue (12/18) starring John Boyega. Prime Video, in partnership with the series commissioners, the BBC, released the official trailer today featuring new footage from all five films, which will also air during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast. Small Axe is an anthology comprised of five original films set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s that tell personal stories from London's West Indian community, whose lives have been shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination. This title is derived from the African proverb, "If you are the big tree, we are the small axe."
ANIMANIACS (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, September 2020) They're back! Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the Animaniacs waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot, fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain will also return to continue their quest for world domination.
MARVEL'S 616 (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, September 2020) "Marvel's 616" explores Marvel's rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel's world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the "forgotten" characters of Marvel, and much more.
VOICES OF FIRE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) TBA
TASTE OF CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/20/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) When Natalie (Anni Krueger) learns her cousin Francesca (Nia Vardalos) must cancel the Christmas Eve opening of her new Italian restaurant, Natalie's heart goes out to all of the guests who were planning on attending. Since no one should be alone on Christmas, Natalie decides to make the opening happen any way she can. However, the attractive but pessimistic Chef Stefano (Gilles Marini) believes it's impossible - there are only three days until Christmas! But Natalie insists that problems are just opportunities in disguise and soon she convinces Stefano that they can do it. At first, these opposites do not attract, but feelings begin to change when they find themselves working side-by-side. With Stefano's help Natalie learns that cooking, like Christmas, isn't about perfection...it's about sharing it with the ones you love. A Taste of Christmas is produced by Sunshine Films & Aventura Entertainment and executive produced by Omar Romay. Damian Romay directs from a script by Kelly Peters and Amy Katherine Taylor.
FELIZ NAVIDAD (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) David Morales (Mario Lopez), an Arizona high school principal and single dad, has lost the holiday spirit after also losing his wife a few years ago during the Christmas season. Now, David will do anything to avoid Christmas so he moonlights as a delivery driver during the holidays. But this year David's 14-year-old daughter, Noel (Paulina Chavez), and his live-in sister, Marissa (Marycarmen Lopez), are determined to bring the yuletide spirit back to the family and, with a little luck, also help David find love again via online dating. So when Sophie (AnnaLynne McCord), a witty musician and customer on David's delivery route, swipes right on him, something magical happens between them. Feliz NaviDAD is produced by Hartbreak Films, ViaMar Productions, and Roberts Media. Executive produced by Mario Lopez and Mark Schulman and produced by Paula Hart and Mark Roberts. Melissa Joan Hart directs from a script by Peter and Aliza Murrieta.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/20 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, September 2020) HBO's BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will debut SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, with Mahershala Ali, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis, Tip "T.I." Harris, Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alverez Reid, Nate Smith and Olivia Washington rounding out the previously announced cast. The HBO Special Event is based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, the special will combine elements of that production, including powerful readings from Coates' book, and will once again be directed by award-winning director and Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. It will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors' home life, archival footage, and animation. The special was produced under COVID-19 guidelines.
PRETTY CHEATERS, DEADLY LIES (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) After being tricked into a compromising situation by her cousin Madison (Sydney Meyer, Shadowhunters), Hanna (Keara Graves, The Cheerleader Escort), a high school senior thinks she can stop her cousin's blackmail scheme by taking her college entrance exam for her. But nothing is enough for Madison and her plans soon become deadly.
NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS CAROL, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Vivienne Wake (Schram), a workaholic television producer in charge of a country music Christmas special showcasing newcomer Alexis (Raelynn), never lets personal feelings get in the way of business. On the verge of accepting a job in LA, and with the return of Gavin Chase (Brown), her childhood sweetheart and manager to the special's headliner, Belinda (Evans), she receives a visit from the ghost of her recently deceased mentor, Marilyn (Judd). Her mentor warns her current path leads to a dark future and has recruited both the Spirit of Christmas Past (Brooks) and the Spirit of Christmas Present (Williams-Paisley) to help her get back on track. The Spirits' time-jumping adventures force Vivienne to take hold of her life.
LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHARM, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Holly (Greene), a jewelry designer finds a lost charm bracelet and teams up with investigative reporter Greg (Penny) in hopes of finding the owner and returning it by Christmas Eve.
DASHING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/20 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, October 2020) Emily Nichols, a successful business consultant, has missed every family gathering this year, so getting home for Christmas is very important to her. But when a series of mishaps - from delayed public transport to diverted flights and broken-down trains and finally, a lost wallet - put her holiday plans in jeopardy, she's forced to find a way home with a fellow road warrior, Simon Allein. While Emily is more a Type A planner who hates disruptions and inconveniences, Simon is a go-with-the-flow type who sees the brightside to any misfortune. So, having to rely upon one another to get to their final destination tests their will, but also provides ample opportunity to get to know each other and, perhaps even, fall in love.
HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Every year, Megan (Michelle Argyris), an ambitious young woman uses the weeks leading up to Christmas to become the ultimate holiday freelance assistant for hire, helping with any Christmas related tasks for extra income. But when the opportunity arrives to save a Christmas party and dazzle her crush, she must choose between the man of her aspirations and Mr. Right. Homemade Christmas is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro, Louisa Cadywould, Breanne Hartley and Laurence Braun serving as executive producers. Adrian Langley directs from a script by John Dion.
CHRISTMAS HOUSE, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Working through some difficult decisions, Mitchell family matriarch Phylis (Lawrence) and patriarch Bill (Williams), have summoned their two grown sons - TV star, Mike Mitchell (Buckley) and Brandon Mitchell (Bennett) - home for the holidays. It is their hope that bringing the family together to recreate the Christmas house, will help them find resolution and make a memorable holiday for the entire family and community. As Brandon and his husband Jake (Harder) make the trip home, they are anxiously awaiting a call about the adoption of their first child. Meanwhile, Mike reconnects with Andi (Ayora), his high school sweetheart.
ANGEL TREE, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) A writer (Wagner) seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon the angel tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend (Bryant).
BUDDY VS. CHRISTMAS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, October 2020) On Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm Buddy Valastro goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists in the new elaborate Christmas-themed competition series, Buddy vs. Christmas. Buddy's skills will be tested as he goes up against an award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, an animatronics expert and more. The one that conquers Christmas with their design will be crowned winner by cartoonist and comedian Jason Chatfield and lifestyle blogger Courtney Quin. For tips from Buddy on how to make baking a sweet success as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes games follow #BuddyVsChristmas.
RÉUNIONS (ACORN TV)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's press release, October 2020) In this heartwarming, contemporary French drama, two half-brothers who learn about each other's existence after the death of their father inherit a hotel on the paradise island of Réunion. Since the hotel is on the verge of bankruptcy, Jérémy (Loup-Denis Elion) and Antoine (Nicolas Bridet) and their respective families make huge sacrifices in working together to turn things around. Chloe (Laëtitia Milot), Jeremy's companion, is immensely excited by the prospect of moving to the island with its stunning white sandy beaches and sees it as the ideal opportunity to start a new life, where the couple can leave behind their massive debts. She plunges herself enthusiastically into management with Jérémy and Antoine, who are from different races and economic classes. But things are not as rosy as they seem. This series explores the importance of family, parenthood and the class divide. (6 EPS, 2020, with English subtitles)
THIS JOKA (QUIBI)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 3:01 AM-3:10 AM EST
(from Quibi's web site) Will Smith invites a diverse lineup of comics to explore the nature of comedy and its unique ability to bring people together. Watch stand-up sets, intimate interviews with Smith and the comics, and docu-style moments backstage and around Las Vegas.
BLACK NARCISSUS (FX)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, September 2020) FX today announced the premiere date for Black Narcissus, a three-episode limited series from writer Amanda Coe and directed by Charlotte Bruus Christensen. Black Narcissus will premiere all three episodes on FX on Monday, November 23 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with the full series also available the following day on FX on Hulu. Black Narcissus is produced by DNA TV in association with FX Productions for BBC One and the FX Networks. The series is executive produced by Coe along with Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich of DNA TV, and Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for the BBC. Macdonald and Reich most recently served as executive producers on the acclaimed FX on Hulu limited series Devs. Black Narcissus will air in the U.K. on BBC One in December. Black Narcissus is based on the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden. Mopu, Himalayas, 1934. A remote clifftop palace once known as the 'House of Women' holds many dark secrets. When the young nuns of St. Faith attempt to establish a mission there, its haunting mysteries awaken forbidden desires that seem destined to repeat a terrible tragedy. During the latter years of British rule in India, ambitious young nun Sister Clodagh heads a mission to a remote part of the Himalayas. The palace of Mopu has been donated by General Toda Rai, who hopes the Sisters of St. Faith will rid the 'House of Women' of unhappy memories connected to his late sister, Srimati. Although Clodagh ignores the warnings of the General's raffish agent Mr. Dean, isolation and illness soon take their toll, with the haunting atmosphere of the palace particularly affecting volatile Sister Ruth. As past and present collide, the arrival of the young General Dilip Rai is the catalyst for an explosion of repressed desires that may end in a fatal confrontation.
WONDEROOS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/24/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) An adventurous and lovable team of clever young creatures play, grow, laugh, learn and sing together in colorful Zoo York City.
CHRISTMAS TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Erin (Aytes) is planning the town's Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration.
SAVED BY THE BELL (PEACOCK)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Peacock's press release, September 2020) The highly anticipated reimagining of SAVED BY THE BELL will premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 25 on Peacock. In the new series, when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state - including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can't be solved in twenty-two minutes) a much-needed dose of reality. Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez star in the new SAVED BY THE BELL series, reprising their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater. John Michael Higgins also stars as Principal Toddman alongside the new class featuring Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah and Haskiri Velazquez. Tracey Wigfield serves as writer and executive producer for the series, alongside executive producer Franco Bario. Peter Engel also serves as executive producer. SAVED BY THE BELL is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
BRIGHT AND MERRY CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Two competing TV hosts (Sweeney and Blucas) are sent to a festive small town over Christmas. While pretending to get along for the sake of appearances, they discover that there's more to each other than they thought.
TERROR LAKE DRIVE (UMC)
· [series premiere] · 11/26/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
six-part limited series billed as a suspenseful drama that follows a single mother from Baltimore who - on the heels of a recent pandemic and growing social unrest - relocates to Atlanta in an attempt to dodge her troubled past; as she settles into her new surroundings, she soon discovers that there are some things she can never run away from
FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 11/26/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, October 2020) HBO MAX's eight-episode limited series THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT takes flight with three episodes on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, followed by the launch of two new episodes on December 3, two episodes on December 10, and the finale episode on December 17. Starring Kaley Cuoco, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.
STYLISH WITH JENNA LYONS (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 11/26/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, September 2020) As president of J. Crew, Jenna Lyons became the "woman who dresses America" - a formidable business and style icon. Now, Jenna is experiencing a "rebirth." She's starting a new business in the home, beauty and fashion space aimed at helping people from all walks of life find their own style. With her reputation on the line, Jenna's both thrilled and terrified. A refreshing mix of elevated documentary and formatted competition, STYLISH WITH JENNA LYONS follows Jenna as she tackles design projects that will help define her future business, from renovating her friend's classic Brooklyn townhouse to hosting mobile fashion makeovers to designing her new office and launching LoveSeen, a new beauty brand with a fresh take on lashes. Along the way, she'll test a diverse group of creative associates all vying for a life-changing position in Jenna's growing team. Jenna's staff, including her chief-of-staff Kyle DeFord and stylist Sarah Clary, join her in this ambitious new venture, delivering a masterclass in taste, design and fashion in every episode.
TEXAS 6 (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 11/26/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, October 2020) CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced a new original series order for TEXAS 6, a docuseries from Jared Christopher ("Titletown, TX") which will debut Thursday, Nov. 26. The eight-episode series takes place in Strawn, Texas and follows the Greyhounds, a high school six-man football team under the direction of Coach Dewaine Lee, as they attempt a three-peat for the 6-Man Football State Championship. While football remains the spine of Strawn, TEXAS 6 ultimately depicts the spirit of a small town and a team that shows up for one another on and off the field. All eight episodes will be available to binge on Nov. 26 exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
FIVE STAR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/26/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) After moving back to her hometown, Lisa (Lenz) plots with her siblings and grandparents to help her father's new bed and breakfast get a five-star review from an incognito travel critic (Webster), but ends up falling for him, not knowing he is the real critic.
OVER CHRISTMAS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) TBA
DEAR CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/27/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Natalie Morgan (Melissa Joan Hart) is the host of a popular podcast, Holiday Love, which shares true stories of holiday romance with its listeners. While to the outside world and her listeners everywhere see Natalie is an expert on romance, she's never truly experienced a romance of her own. As Natalie prepares to embark on a promotional tour for her new book, she stops back home to spend Christmas with her family where she unexpectedly begins to experience her own holiday romance as sparks ignite with local firefighter, Jack (Jason Priestley). Dear Christmas also stars Robin Givens, Ed Begley Jr., Faith Prince & Nicky Whelan and includes cameos by Jamie and Doug Hehner (Married at First Sight: Couples Cam) and Hilarie Burton and Antwon Tanner (One Tree Hill). The movie is produced by Hartbreak Films, Paula Hart and Melissa Joan Hart. Emily Moss Wilson directs from a script by Juliet Giglio and Keith Giglio.
CHRISTMAS BY STARLIGHT (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/27/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Annie (Sustad), a lawyer, must help her loved ones this holiday season. Her family's restaurant, The Starlight Café, is slated for demolition. The heir to the development firm responsible, William (Campbell), makes her an unlikely proposition: he'll spare the café if Annie spends the week "appearing" as the legal counsel his father is demanding he hire in the wake of some costly mistakes.
UNCANNY COUNTER, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) TBA
MERRY LIDDLE CHRISTMAS WEDDING (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Lifetime's first-ever Christmas sequel to last year's hit movie, Merry Liddle Christmas, Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding once again follows Jacquie Liddle (Kelly Rowland), as she and Tyler try to plan their perfect destination Christmas wedding. Naturally, Jacquie's plans go awry when her boisterous family intervenes in her planning and her snooty wedding planner quits in protest. While nothing goes as initially planned, Jacquie and Tyler get a Christmas wedding more memorable than they could have ever dreamed. Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding is produced by Front Street Productions. Charles Cooper serves as producer. Korin Williams, Monique Nash, Kelly Rowland, Tim Weatherspoon, Denielle Jackson, Jamie Lake, Andrea Stevens and Michael Shepard serve as executive producers for Liddle Road Productions II Ltd. Sharon Lewis directs from a script by Andrea Stevens.
CHRISTMAS WALTZ (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) After Avery's (Chabert) storybook Christmas wedding is canceled unexpectedly, dance instructor Roman (Kemp) helps her rebuild her dreams.
FINDING MY DAUGHTER (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) When Ashley (Cristina Rosato, No Good Deed) was sixteen she had to give up her newborn daughter for adoption but always wondered what happened to her. Eighteen years later she receives a letter from Brittany (Megan Best, I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story) requesting to meet her birth mother. Delighted and a little anxious, Ashley sets out to meet her daughter but by the time she arrives in her small hometown, Brittany has vanished. The only people willing to help her are Scott (Kyle Cassie, Deadpool), owner of the local bookstore and Jake (Jesse Hutch, Project Blue Book), Ashley's old high school boyfriend and the town sheriff. As Jake helps Ashley search for Brittany they discover that they still have feelings for each other, but their new relationship is strained after Jake uncovers a long-hidden secret. Putting her trust into the wrong person, Ashley must fight to reunite with her daughter and see Jake again.
USS CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Maddie (Lilley), a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, embarks on a Tiger Cruise during Christmastime where she meets a handsome naval officer (Donovan) and stumbles upon a mystery in the ship's archive room.
IF I ONLY HAD CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) At Christmas, a cheerful publicist (Bure) teams up with a cynical business owner (Christie) and his team to help a charity in need.
ONCE UPON A MAIN STREET (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Amelia Lewis (Vanessa Lachey) is super excited when she buys an available storefront, planning to open a year-round Christmas shop. But her celebration comes to a screeching halt when she discovers that Vic Manning (Ryan McPartlin) has also bid on the property. Amelia and Vic have the same idea, get to the seller - Elder Dubois (Patrick Duffy) in the next town - and convince him to sell his space to them. Despite the holidays, Elder is down in the dumps. It's the first Christmas without his wife, and he's in no mood to chair the decoration committee for the "Battle of the Main Street" yearly holiday competition with the neighboring town. Hoping to win favor with Elder, Amelia and Vic volunteer to take over his duties. After continually bickering and trying to one-up each other, the two combatants learn to work together and even get the merchants on Main Street to put aside their differences for the greater good. Everyone, including Amelia and Vic, realize that compromise is the key that leads to a happy - and romantic - ending. Once Upon a Main Street is produced by Hartbreak Films and executive produced by Paula Hart. Polly Draper directs from a script by Don Perez.
LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL, A (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) TBA
CHRISTMAS LISTING, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Julia Rogers (Lexi Giovagnoli) is an uptight, hardworking realty owner who has lost her Christmas spirit. She will have to spend five days at a Christmas Inn with her business competitor, Chad Everest (Travis Burns), in order to win over the badly needed listing of the Erickson Farmstead. While competing to win the listing, Julia and Chad discover that they have more in common than they thought. The Christmas Listing is produced by G It's Entertainment and Nicely Entertainment with Vanessa Shapiro executive producing. Elizabeth Snoderly also executive produces and directs from a screenplay by Sage Mears, Elizabeth Snoderly and Lexi Giovagnoli.
HOLIDAY MOVIES THAT MADE US, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/1/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Unwrap the real story behind iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to interviews with the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage.
TRAFFICKED WITH MARIANA VAN ZELLER (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, October 2020) Armed with National Geographic's trademark inside access, Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller takes viewers on a journey inside the most dangerous black markets on the planet. Each investigation in the eight-part series embeds with Peabody and duPont Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller as she explores the complex and often violent inner workings of a smuggling network. While she dives deeper and deeper into these underworlds, Mariana reveals - with characteristic boldness and empathy - that the people operating these trafficking rings are often a lot more like us than we realize. Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller now premieres December 2 at 9/8c with a two-episode premiere. Trafficked offers viewers a mission-driven adventure to places rarely seen, providing an intimate peek behind the criminal curtain. Mariana spends time with major players from a host of underground economies - from tiger traffickers and international scammers to counterfeiters, gunrunners and fentanyl suppliers. Along the way, she also meets with law enforcement, ex-cons, fellow journalists and locals caught in the crossfire, all in an attempt to provide a 360-degree view of these poorly understood trafficking networks that contribute to the world's multi-trillion-dollar shadow economy.
EARTH AT NIGHT IN COLOR (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, August 2020) A landmark natural history series narrated by Tom Hiddleston, "Earth At Night In Color" uses next-generation cameras to reveal the nocturnal lives of animals, in color, for the first time ever. Filmed across six continents, from the Arctic Circle to the African grasslands, this pioneering series follows the moonlit dramas of animals at night, revealing new insights and never-before-seen behaviors. "Earth At Night In Color" is produced by Offspring Films. The series is executive produced by Alex Williamson and Isla Robertson, and produced by Sam Hodgson. "Earth At Night In Color" will premiere globally with six episodes on Friday, December 4, exclusively on Apple TV+.
STILLWATER (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, September 2020) Based on the Scholastic book series "Zen Shorts" by Jon J Muth, "Stillwater" is produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment and centers on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who are typical kids with typical kid challenges - meaning that sometimes even the smallest things can feel insurmountable. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbor. Through his example, stories and gentle humor, Stillwater gives the children a deeper understanding of their feelings as well as tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges. Stillwater also brings newfound fun and adventure for the three, opening their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them, and guiding them to their place within it. "Stillwater" is executive produced by Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky and Rob Hoegee and features the voice talents of James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler and Judah Mackey.
SELENA: THE SERIES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) As Mexican-American Tejano singer Selena comes of age and realizes her dreams, she and her family make tough choices to hold on to love and music.
SPOTLIGHT ON CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/4/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O'Hara (Tori Anderson) secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn't expect is to be faced with the family she left behind, meeting a charming new guy Casey Rawlins (Victor Zinck Jr.), and a noisy reporter following her every move. Completely overwhelmed, Olivia contemplates running away from her life once again but with a new found confidence and freedom, Olivia bravely steps up to take the starring role in her own life, realizing that home is where the heart is and that she deserves to be loved for exactly who she really is. Spotlight on Christmas is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro, Breanne Hartley, and Louisa Cadywould, executive producing. Ali Liebert executive produces and directs from a script by Juliana Wimbles.
DETENTION (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Death, defiance and despair beset a high school in 1960s Taiwan. Decades later, a student uncovers its haunting secrets.
LET'S MEET AGAIN ON CHRISTMAS EVE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/5/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) When college sweethearts, Corinne (Kyla Pratt) and Rob (Brooks Darnell), get opportunities on opposite sides of the world, they decide to part ways and meet again in two years on Christmas Eve to see if they are really meant to be. However, when one shows up and the other doesn't, the fate of their romance seems to have reached the end. Many years later the two end up bumping into one another when they are both hired to help bring together a Christmas Eve wedding. With many questions left unanswered, they are about to embark on a journey filled with romance and magic, just in time for Christmas Eve. Let's Meet Again on Christmas Eve is produced by LET'S MEET AGAIN FILMS INC. with Howard Braunstein serving as executive producer. Jeff Beesley directs from a script by Carley Smale.
BABY CHIMP RESCUE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, September 2020) BBC AMERICA will air the US premiere of Baby Chimp Rescue, Saturdays starting December 5th at 8/7c as part of Wonderstruck. The three-part series narrated by Gillian Burke (Blue Planet UK) and from executive producer Jo Shinner (Planet Earth: A Celebration) follows an American couple, Jenny and Jim Desmond, as they teach their 21 rescued baby chimps how to survive on their own. A house full of baby chimps, and a heart full of love. Husband and wife Jenny and Jim Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family - 21 orphaned baby chimpanzees. But their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rambunctious troop of animals. Stretched to their limits, the Desmonds are building a sanctuary in the forest so their unconventional family can live as natural a life as possible. But before they can move out, these orphans need to learn how to live like wild chimps. Welcome to baby chimp school, where lessons are taught by Jim, Jenny, a team of local caregivers and chimp expert Ben Garrod. Star pupils include Max, the cheeky future alpha male who is easily distracted from lessons. Ella, the youngest, is a very fast learner. And Lucy, the cleverest, helps teach the others what to do. The series also highlights the work the Desmonds are doing with the wildlife authorities to rescue endangered chimps and teach the public that chimps are neither pets nor food. With the wild chimp population in free-fall, they're in a race against time to change the way people see chimpanzees - before they disappear forever.
SECRETS IN THE SNOW (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 12/5/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) Christina (Aubrey Reynolds, Surrounded) is looking forward to going to the wintry countryside with her new boyfriend, Ted (Travis Caldwell, Good Deed), and meeting his family for the first time. But when an unexpected guest arrives, Christina is quickly brought into Ted's family drama surrounding the mysterious death of his older brother, Paul. After learning Paul's death may not have been accidental, Christina begins to wonder if his killer is someone close to home.
CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: BELLS ARE RINGING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/5/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) As Michelle's (Peete) wedding approaches, Hannah (Bernard) steps up to help finish the launch of the new Evergreen museum while questioning her relationship and future with Elliot (Cayonne).
TIME FOR US TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/5/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Five guests are mysteriously invited to an inn to celebrate Christmas. With the help of the owner Ben (Huszar), Sarah (Chabert) discovers that an event from the past may connect them and change their lives forever.
CHRISTMAS SHE WROTE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/6/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) When Kayleigh (McKellar), a romance writer, has her column cancelled right before Christmas, she heads home to reconnect with her family. Kayleigh gets an unexpected visit from the man (Neal) who cancelled her column who fights not only to bring her back to the publisher but also for her heart.
CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/6/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Popular romance novelist Izzi Simmons (Tony(R) winner Ali Stroker) spends every Christmas at her favorite snowy bed & breakfast, but this year, she's faced with an impending deadline and a severe case of writer's block. Luckily, inspiration strikes in the unlikely form of the B&B's new owner Matt (Daniel di Tomasso), who bears an uncanny resemblance to the handsome hero from Izzi's novels. As both partake in the lodge's annual itinerary of Christmas activities, Izzi's writer's block is cured and the first pages of her and Matt's own love story may just be beginning. Christmas Ever After is produced by Neshama Entertainment in Association with Marvista Entertainment and executive produced by Arnie Zipursky, Suzanne Berger, Julianna Hays, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew. Pat Kiely directs from a script by Katrina Mathewson and Tanner Bean.
GODWINK CHRISTMAS, A: FIRST LOVES, SECOND CHANCES (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/6/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) After 15 years, Pat (Page) moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie (D'Orsay), at Christmas.
YOUR HONOR (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 12/6/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, October 2020) SHOWTIME announced today that the new limited series YOUR HONOR, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), will premiere on Sunday, December 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. BAFTA(R) winner Peter Moffat (The Night Of, Undercover) serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer of multiple episodes. The series is executive produced by Emmy nominees Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Evil) and Liz Glotzer (Evil, The Good Fight). Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning director Edward Berger (PATRICK MELROSE) executive produces and directs the first three episodes.
SANTA SQUAD, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Allie (Rebecca Dalton), an out of work art teacher, has to accept a job with the Santa Squad to help wealthy widower Gordon (Aaron Ashmore) and his two precious daughters rediscover the magic of Christmas. As Allie is lifting the holiday spirits of the family with Christmas decorations, cookies and shopping, her kindness is rewarded with the most unexpected of gifts: love! The Santa Squad is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro, Breanne Hartley, Barbara Fisher, Louisa Cadywould and Suzanne Chapman serving as executive producers. John Bradshaw directs from a script by Mark Valenti.
ALICE IN BORDERLAND (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/10/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to survive.
INN LOVE BY CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/11/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Mandy Leeds (Jonna Walsh), a successful young woman living in Miami, is climbing her way up the corporate ladder in the hotel industry. Though she doesn't get back to her small northern hometown much, this year her Gram (Jayne Eastwood) is able to finally convince her to come home for Christmas. Mandy has another reason too - the quaint local inn is for sale, and she wants to acquire it for her company. With her eyes on the prize, Mandy travels back home but on her way there, she runs into Lucas Menzino (Jesse Hutch) - her high school rival - who also has his eye on the inn as well. Inn Love by Christmas is produced by Vortex Media with Justin Rebelo, Jesse Ikeman and Pierre-André Rochat serving as executive producers. Jesse Ikeman directs from a script by Margot Mallinson.
CHRISTMAS SET UP, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/12/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) The Christmas Setup follows the story of New York lawyer Hugo (Ben Lewis) who heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn (Ellen Wong) to spend the holidays with his brother Aiden (Chad Connell) and his mom Kate (Fran Drescher), who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick (Blake Lee), Hugo's high school friend and secret crush, who has recently returned after a successful stint in Silicon Valley. As they enjoy the local holiday festivities together, Hugo and Patrick's attraction to each other is undeniable and it looks as though Kate's Santa-style matchmaking is a success. But as Hugo receives word of a big promotion requiring a move to London, he must decide what is most important to him.The Christmas Setup is produced by Neshama Entertainment in association with MarVista Entertainment and Wishing Floor Films. It is executive produced by Danielle von Zerneck, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew, Suzanne Berger and Arnie Zipursky. Pat Mills directs from a script by Michael J. Murray.
PRETTY LITTLE DEAD GIRL (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 12/12/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) Emma (Makenzie Vega, The Good Wife), the lucky recipient of a recent heart transplant, sets out to find the identity of her donor only to learn that it was her estranged cousin who may have been the victim of murder.
CROSS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/12/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Former classmates Lina (Cook) and Max (Holt) are traveling home for the holidays, until a storm hits and they have to work together to make it home in time, no matter the mode of transportation.
GLENBROOKE CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/12/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) As Christmas nears, heiress Jessica Morgan (Reeser) seizes what seems like her last chance to experience a relaxed Christmas and heads off to the small town of Glenbrooke, where she meets a handsome fireman (Cupo).
CHRISTMAS COMES TWICE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) Emily (Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas carnival comes to town, a ride around the carousel takes her magically back in time to the carnival five years before...giving her a second chance at love before she must return to Christmas present.
SUGAR & SPICE HOLIDAY, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) The movie A Sugar & Spice Holiday follows Suzie (Jacky Lai), a rising young architect, who returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese-American parents, Pete (Tzi Ma) and Mimi (Lillian Lim), run the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a legendary baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother's footsteps by entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy (Tony Giroux), who grew up to be a catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice infused with her cultural traditions to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process. A Sugar & Spice Holiday also stars renowned Asian American actor Tzi Ma. The film is produced by Lighthouse Pictures and executive produced by Nancy Bennett, Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring. The creatives behind the movie also include a trio of Asian women - director Jennifer Liao, writer Eirene Donohue and casting director Judy JK Lee - in creating the authentic vision of the movie.
CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) When a mysterious key and a holiday riddle arrive on their doorsteps, Kate (Cole) and Kevin (Lund) embark on a Christmas romance adventure they'll never forget.
TIGER (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 12/13/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2020) HBO Sports and Jigsaw Productions in association with Our Time Projects are in production on a two-part documentary series illuminating in sweeping scope and vast detail the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global icon Tiger Woods. Alex Gibney (Academy Award(R) winner for "Taxi to the Dark Side," nominee for "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," and Emmy(R)-winner for HBO's "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief") executive produces alongside Sam Pollard, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict. Academy Award nominee and Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman ("Cartel Land," "A Private War") and Emmy(R) nominee Matthew Hamachek ("Amanda Knox") serve as directors of the two-part television presentation. Part one of TIGER will debut SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, with part two airing SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, exclusively on HBO. TIGER will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. Using Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian's best-selling book Tiger Woods as a resource, the two-part series is driven by never-before-seen footage and revealing interviews with those who know Tiger best, including his former caddy and close friend, Steve Williams; golf legend and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo; Earl Woods' friend and biographer, Pete McDaniel; Tiger's first true love, Dina Parr; as well as Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the center of the sex scandal that forever altered Tiger's world, breaking her silence for the first time.
LONESTAR CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/14/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) When a single mom Erin (Stephanie Bennett) takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his Texas ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with local restaurateur Mateo (Marco Grazzini) while learning to forgive her father for the past. Lonestar Christmas is produced by BRB Pictures and distributed by Nicely Entertainment. Kristofer McNeeley and Vanessa Shapiro executive produce. Lucie Guest directs from a script by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck.
STAND, THE (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 12/17/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, October 2020) CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today revealed the official trailer and key art for the highly anticipated limited-event series THE STAND during the series' New York Comic Con panel. Moderated by Vanity Fair's Anthony Breznican, the virtual panel brought together cast members Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Amber Heard and Owen Teague, as well as executive producers Benjamin Cavell and Taylor Elmore, for a lively conversation previewing the series. In addition, Whoopi Goldberg surprised fans by debuting the official trailer during the panel. The nine-episode limited-event series premieres Thursday, Dec. 17, with new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. THE STAND is Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man. Based on King's best-selling novel of the same name, CBS All Access' THE STAND will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself.
CHRISTMAS ON THE MENU (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/18/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) Josie Jennings (Kim Shaw) a celebrated, romantic, 35-year old chef in the city heads home to spend the holidays at the quaint, magical bed and breakfast where she grew up, and where her mother Shannon (Cynthia Gibb) has just opened a new restaurant. Famous food critic Tanner Rhodes (Clayton James), who has given Josie harsh reviews in the past, comes to town to review the new restaurant and Josie's Christmas Cuisine. As the holidays unfold, Josie and Tanner get to know each other better, and a romance soon begins to blossom but will Tanner find a way to right his wrongs, write a rave review for the bistro's delicious cuisine, and win Josie's heart by Christmas Eve? Christmas on the Menu is produced by The Ninth House and Nicely Entertainment with Vanessa Shapiro executive producing. Jake Helgren serves as writer and director.
CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/19/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) The holiday season has started and Molly Cooper (Laura Vandervoort) is looking for joy. Finally living her childhood dream, Molly swaps her quaint farmhouse for London Financier Patrick Kingston's (Rainbow Sun Francks) posh apartment. Through the ups and downs of her new life in London and searching for romance, Molly begins to look forward to all communication with Patrick. Likewise, Patrick finds Molly's warm emails and texts charming and compelling. Sparks fly between them as they get to know each other as they live in each other's spaces. A Christmas Exchange is produced by Brain Power Media with Beth Stevenson and Stan Hum executive producing. Justin G Dyck directs from a script by Neale Elizabeth Kimmel.
STOLEN IN PLAIN SIGHT (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 12/19/20 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2020) Escaping an abusive husband, Melissa (Gracie Gillam, Z Nation) takes her baby, Ryan, to her parents' cabin in a small Louisiana town where she and her sister spent most of their childhood summers. But when Ryan is abducted, and the local authorities are less than helpful, Melissa is forced to take matters into her own hands and in the process discovers the dark secret the town is hiding.
CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/19/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) When Lila (Boston) is hired by the Royal Family of Marcadia to repair a carousel, she must work with the Prince (Bledsoe) to complete it by Christmas.
SWEPT UP BY CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/19/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) An antique seller and a cleaner clash over how to downsize a magnificent estate right before Christmas. As the two uncover the house's treasures, they find a way to reconnect the reclusive owner with his own Christmases past.
LOVE, LIGHTS, HANUKKAH! (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/20/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) As Christina (Kirshner) prepares her restaurant for its busiest time of year, she gets back a DNA test revealing that she's Jewish. The discovery leads her to a new family and an unlikely romance over eight nights.
CHRISTMAS BREAK, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/20/20 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2020) School teacher Addison Tate (Cindy Sampson) wants this Christmas to be special for her kids especially since the School Board has decided that it will be the last as the school will be closing. When Addison meets Danny (Steve Byers), a Hollywood actor home to reconnect with his roots, on a Christmas tree lot, sparks fly, uniting the two to save the school from closing right before Christmas Eve. A Christmas Break is produced by Reel One Entertainment. Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro, Louisa Cadywould, Breanne Hartley, Laurence Braun and Suzanne Chapman serve as executive producers. Graeme Campbell directs from a script by Jason Delaney.
PROJECT CHRISTMAS WISH (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/20/20 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2020) For years Lucy has played Santa to her small town's community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl's wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her Mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming true in life and love.
BRIDGERTON (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/25/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Based on Julia Quinn's best-selling novels, this series unfolds in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society.
WATCH, THE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 1/3/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, October 2020) During BBC AMERICA's virtual New York Comic Con panel for its newest original series, The Watch, released today, it was announced that the series will premiere on Sunday, January 3rd at 8PM ET/PT. Additionally on the panel, it was revealed that Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Selma) and Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows, Year of the Rabbit) are joining the series voicing the characters of "DEATH," a dry, sardonic Grim Reaper, and "Wayne," a magical speaking sword, respectively. The panel, moderated by actress and host Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: End Game), sees stars Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Lara Rossi (I May Destroy You), Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don't Forget the Driver) and Marama Corlett (Blood Drive), along with lead writer and executive producer Simon Allen (The Musketeers) and executive producer Richard Stokes (Broadchurch), discuss the origination of the series sharing anecdotes from filming earlier this year while providing a first look at the series via clips and a teaser trailer. The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. From lead writer and executive producer Simon Allen, the modern and inclusive series is inspired by the characters created by Sir Terry Pratchett's famous "Discworld" novels, including the captain of The City Watch Sam Vimes (Dormer), the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin (Rossi), the naïve but heroic Carrot (Hugill), the mysterious Angua (Corlett) and the ingenious forensics expert Cheery (Eaton-Kent) together with The Watch's own idiosyncratic depiction of Death (Pierce).
ELIZABETH IS MISSING (PBS)
· [original telefilm] · 1/3/21 at 9:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, October 2020) Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class) won a coveted BAFTA award for her role as a woman in the grip of dementia, searching for her missing friend. The Guardian (London) described her performance as "compelling, unsentimental and altogether magnificent."
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/10/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, October 2020) This seven-part adaptation of James Herriot's beloved books about a rural veterinarian drew record-breaking UK audiences, as well as praise such as this from The Times (London): "A charming antidote to all the doom and gloom." In addition to the esteemed ensemble cast led by newcomer Nicholas Ralph and Samuel West, the series features Dame Diana Rigg in one of her last appearances.
MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/17/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, October 2020) Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders) stars in a six-part mystery as the headstrong, first-ever female detective in Victorian London. Stuart Martin (Jamestown) plays her childhood friend, professional colleague, and potential love interest, Scotland Yard Detective Inspector William Wellington, a.k.a., The Duke.
BRIDGE AND TUNNEL (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/24/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, October 2020) Premium network EPIX(R) announced today that Bridge and Tunnel (previously announced in development as Gibson Station) has been greenlit to series. The six, half-hour episode season will premiere on January 24, 2021. Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals), this dramedy series set in 1980 revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town. Production is currently underway in New York.
50M2 (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/27/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) After betraying his bosses, a hitman hides out in a vacant tailor shop, where he's mistaken for the late owner's son, an identity he decides to embrace.
LONG SONG, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/31/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, October 2020) This three-part miniseries based on Andrea Levy's award-winning novel about the end of slavery in Jamaica follows July (Tamara Lawrance, King Charles III), an indomitable, young slave who works on a sugarcane plantation with her detestable mistress, Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell, The Avengers). Their lives change with the arrival of the charming new overseer, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden, Dunkirk) who sets out to improve the plantation for both the slaves and the mistress. "A beautiful, moving, horrifying adaptation of Levy's unsimple tale." - The Guardian (London)
SNOOPY SHOW, THE (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 2/5/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, October 2020) In celebration of the milestone 70th anniversary of the first Peanuts strip ever published, Apple TV+ today unveiled a teaser trailer and the premiere date for "The Snoopy Show" a new Apple original series hailing from its exclusive partnership with Peanuts and WildBrain. "The Snoopy Show" will make its global debut February 5, 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+. "The Snoopy Show" is a new animated series for kids and families that stars the internationally beloved beagle and his feathered best friend Woodstock as they tackle all new adventures. Snoopy may seem like just a happy-dancin', bone-lovin', doghouse-sittin' pup, but he's much more than that. He's Joe Cool: hippest kid in school. He's surfer king and famed arm-wrestler Masked Marvel. He's World War I Flying Ace who battles the Red Baron. All of his bold, beloved personas are on full display in this brand-new animated comedy. Offering multi-generational viewing for children 4-11 and their caregivers, each episode of "The Snoopy Show" will consist of three, seven-minute cartoons based on the iconic comic series. Featuring the unique animation style that has entertained millions around the globe for seven decades, the nostalgic new series also showcases everyone's most cherished characters from Peanuts including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty and more!
BLACK CHURCH, THE: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/16/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2020) Today at the Virtual PBS Press Tour, PBS and WETA announced THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG will premiere February 16 and 23, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). This moving four-hour, two-part series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power. The documentary reveals how Black people have worshipped and, through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own, but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors' enslavement across the Middle Passage. Renowned participants in the series include media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey; singer, songwriter, producer and philanthropist John Legend; singer and actress Jennifer Hudson; Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of The Episcopal Church; gospel legends Yolanda Adams, Pastor Shirley Caesar and BeBe Winans; civil rights leaders Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. William Barber II; scholar Cornel West; and many more. Through their interviews, viewers will be transported by the songs that speak to one's soul, by preaching styles that have moved congregations and a nation, and by beliefs and actions that drew African Americans from the violent margins of society to the front lines of change. For many, the Black church is their house of worship. For some, it is ground zero for social justice. For others, it is a place of transcendent cultural gifts exported to the world, from the soulful voices of preachers and congregants, to the sublime sounds of gospel music. For the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., going to church in America also was "the most segregated hour" of the week. THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG will explore the changing nature of worship spaces and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft and church pews. The churches are also a world within a world, where Black Americans could be themselves; and the epicenter of the freedom struggle that revolutionized the United States across slavery and abolition, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Great Migration, and the civil rights movement.
HEMINGWAY (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, September 2020) Ernest Hemingway, the iconic literary figure considered one of the greatest American writers and among the first to live and work at the treacherous nexus of art and celebrity, is the subject of an upcoming three-part, six-hour documentary series directed by award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (THE VIETNAM WAR, PROHIBITION, THE WAR) coming to PBS April 5-7, 2021 at 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). The documentary paints an intimate picture of Hemingway the writer - who captured on paper the complexities of the human condition in spare and profound prose, and whose work remains deeply influential around the world - while also penetrating the myth of Hemingway the man's man to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure. The film also explores Hemingway's limitations and biases as an artist and a man of his time.