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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
IT TAKES A SISTER (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere - special time] · 8/4/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2015) Oxygen Media moves in with Nikki Alexander and her big modern family in the back-to-back series premiere of "It Takes a Sister" airing Tuesday, August 4 at 9 pm ET/PT. From 495 Productions ("Party Down South" and "Tattoos After Dark,") and Executive Producers SallyAnn Salsano and Joel Zimmer, the comedic docu-series follows Nikki who lives under one roof with her four younger sisters, her eight nieces and nephews, three dogs and one of her sister's exes who is also her assistant. With never a shortage of shoulders to cry on or laughs to share, these sisters have an unparalleled bond and are ready to embark on a fresh start down south in Knoxville, Tennessee. Beginning Tuesday, August 11, the half-hour series will move into its regular time of 9:30 pm.
WEST TEXAS INVESTORS CLUB (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, June 2015) WEST TEXAS INVESTORS CLUB, premieres Tuesday, August 4 at 10PM ET/PT. This eight-episode series takes place deep in the heart of Texas, where self-made multimillionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam carved their fortunes from a harsh and unforgiving land. For the past several years, they've chosen to pass on that success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms. Along with their close friend and confidante Gil Prather, Rooster and Butch invite ambitious entrepreneurs from across the country to come down to West Texas and make their case. These folks know that they're getting a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure funding... but what they don't know is that clever products and beautiful balance sheets will only get you so far with these investors. No, Rooster and Butch won't make a deal until they've peered into your heart and soul - and taken the true measure of your character and your company. WEST TEXAS INVESTORS CLUB is produced by The Ebersol Lanigan Company with Charlie Ebersol, Mike Lanigan and Jason Henry as executive producers.
GET SWANK'D (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, July 2015) FYI adds two new original series, "Get Swank'd" and "Style Unzipped," delving into the world of fashion, style and trends - both past and present. In "Get Swank'd," the hilarious, self-proclaimed "Southern glam besties", Emily Dees Boulden and Nicole Noles, go on a trend-setting road trip adventure in a first-class, tricked out fashion truck. "Style Unzipped" takes viewers on a journey into the fascinating and often unbelievable stories behind the fashionable items we wear today. "Get Swank'd" follows Emily and Nicole as they travel across America in their "Swankmobile" with a mission to makeover and transform the lives of fashion-challenged locals. Emily owns "Swank," one of the top boutiques in the country, and Nicole, her best friend and former store manager, are both highly sought after stylists. In each episode, viewers will get a crash course in the latest fashion, culture and makeup trends, along with style tips from Emily and Nicole, as they give some unsuspecting people the style overhaul of their lives. Twelve half-hour episodes are set to premiere Tuesday, August 4 at 10pm ET.
WICKED OFFER, A (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2015) In the outrageous, darkly comic one-hour series A WICKED OFFER, premiering Wednesday, August 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m ET), couples are presented with a series of Faustian bargains, as they must decide to complete a series of scandalous and controversial tasks involving their unsuspecting friends, families and co-workers for cash prizes. With each challenge testing the couple's moral and ethical boundaries, the couples must weigh the potential havoc wreaked on their relationship with each other and everyone involved. As each task is completed, the stakes and the cash value are raised, forcing the couple to decide how far they're willing to go for money. A WICKED OFFER is executive produced by Bobby Sizemore ("Giuliana and Bill," "Tori and Dean") and by Jenny Daly ("Storage Hunters," "Mystery Diners," "Container Wars," "Invention USA") through her T Group production company.
MR. ROBINSON (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, July 2015) As lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson, "The Office") knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes the grade. Every struggling artist knows the drill: You've got to pay the bills while you wait for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. It's an easy gig, right? Yet when he realizes that the kids think his class is an easy A, Craig's moved to inspire his students. The school principal (Peri Gilpin, "Frasier") believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She's none too fond of Craig's unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (recurring guest star Meagan Good, "Think Like a Man"). It's a constant struggle for Craig, having one foot in the music world with his band, Nasty Delicious, and having one foot in the teaching world. But if Craig wants to get the girl of his dreams and teach these kids the joys of music, he'll have to buckle down, shape up and get the funk out. The cast also includes Ben Koldyke, Amandla Stenberg, Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer and Tim Bagley. Writers Mark Cullen & Robb Cullen ("Back in the Game," "Lucky") serve as executive producers with Howard Klein ("Parks and Recreation"), Mark Schulman ("Chelsea Lately") and Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld"). "Mr. Robinson" is a production of Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
JOB OR NO JOB (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, July 2015) From the producers of "Undercover Boss," "Job or No Job" premieres Wednesday, August 5 at 9:02PM ET/PT. The one-hour unscripted reality series follows one young adult per episode on his/her journey to land a first job. Each job seeker will go on three interviews, and we will watch the intense ride to find out if he or she lands three, two, one - or zero offers. Jane Buckingham (Founder and CEO of Trendera and bestselling author of The Modern Girls Guide to Life) will be the career and lifestyle expert on ABC Family's "Job or No Job." The series is produced by Studio Lambert/All3Media America. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Greg Goldman and Sara Quick serve as executive producers.
BORN AGAIN VIRGIN (TV ONE)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, July 2015) This summer, TV One takes a sexy, sassy look at love and dating in today's hyper-connected world in the new scripted comedy Born Again Virgin premiering Wednesday, August 5 at 10PM/ET. Born Again Virgin explores the journey of dating through three 30-something best friends. The series follows Jenna (Danielle Nicolet), a writer who decides to become celibate after a stream of unsuccessful dates and hook-ups leave her wanting more meaningful relationships. She decides to blog about her newly adopted sex-fast and share the hilarious "sexcapades" of her girlfriends - Kelly (Meagan Holder), a publicist, known equally for her success launching new clients as her ability to attract 'failure to launch' men and Tara (Eva Marcille), a budding actress who splits her time between gigs hanging out with her girls and finding her next suitor to bankroll her celebrity-inspired lifestyle. Delivering a bit of temptation is Donovan (Durrell "Tank" Babbs), their hot neighbor who makes staying on the right path nearly impossible for Jenna. Each week, the ladies comically work through their dating woes and career challenges while showcasing heartfelt moments of friendship.
FROM WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, July 2015) PAWGUST is anchored by the debut of Discovery Family's first original series, FROM WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI, on Thursday, August 6 at 9/8c. Each hour-long episode brings viewers into the world of award-winning eminent theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni, whose personal passion for animal activism has opened up the door to a litter of untapped talent - allowing him to rescue countless homeless dogs, and to give them a second life as stars on stage. Known for casting and cultivating Sandy - the dog featured in the original run of Broadway's beloved Annie - Berloni possesses the unique ability to transform shelter dogs into stars through a combination of patience, persistence, trial-and-error and a pinch of Dr. Doolittle. FROM WAGS TO RICHES WITH BILL BERLONI will follow Berloni in his work as an animal trainer and in rescuing animals, while also spotlighting his happy and hectic home life in Connecticut with his wife Dorothy, daughter Jenna and menagerie of 41 - and counting! - dogs, ducklings, a donkey and a handful of other farm animals.
BEHIND BARS: ROOKIE YEAR (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, July 2015) A&E Network presents "Behind Bars: Rookie Year," a new original docuseries following novice correctional officers as they begin their careers inside the walls of one of the most perilous prisons in America, the Penitentiary of New Mexico. '"Behind Bars: Rookie Year" premieres Thursday, August 6 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. Corrections departments have one of the highest drop-out rates in the country, with nearly half of all rookies falling out before their one-year anniversary. The long hours, close proximity to unpredictable criminals, mind games and constant threat of bodily harm make it an intensely stressful career. "Behind Bars: Rookie Year" follows a group of new recruits at the New Mexico Corrections Academy (NMCA) who are training or have recently joined the ranks at the Penitentiary of New Mexico (PNM). These rookies come face-to-face with rapists, murderers, and gang members who take pleasure in preying on weakness. Every new recruit hoping to join the department goes through a rigorous training program designed to test their fortitude and give them the tools needed to survive one of the most dangerous working environments on the planet. But as each day passes, the physical and emotional demands often prove too much for some, and even the best training can't prepare a rookie for the unexpected. Whether they're cadets in training or brand new on the line, the officers all wrestle with a critical life-or-death question: Is it worth it?
CLUB DE CUERVOS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2015) Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's leading Internet television network, will premiere the outrageous original Spanish-language series, Club de Cuervos, from Mexican filmmaker Gaz Alazraki ("Nosotros los Nobles"), in all Netflix territories on August 7, 2015. Balanced equally among comedy and drama, Club de Cuervos brings viewers into the middle of a no-holds-careed battle among members of a wealthy family, triggered by the death of the patriarch, to determine who will gain control of the beloved professional soccer team, The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. The series stars Luis Gerardo Mendez and Mariana Trevino, and features Stephanie Cayo, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ianis Guerrero and Antonio de la Vega.
PROJECT MC2 (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2015) From MGA Entertainment and in partnership with AwesomenessTV comes the new Netflix original tween series Project Mc². Project Mc² follows four super smart and science-skilled girls as they are recruited to join the spy organization, NOV8 ("Innovate"), and work together to save the day. Premiering worldwide exclusively on Netflix on August 7, Project Mc² shows that Smart is the New Cool(TM) incorporating S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) in a fun way and depicting smart girls, that viewers can relate to, throughout the series.
COMMENT SECTION, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2015) This new half-hour comedy series explores the biggest stories of the week and all of the outrageous and hilarious comments made about them on social media. Hosted by comedian Michael Kosta and executive produced by "The Soup"'s Joel McHale and K.P. Anderson, "The Comment Section" will boldly dive into the most dangerous corners of the internet, take out the haters, anoint the heroes and generate an all new brand of laughs from the biggest pop culture stories of the week.
HIS SECRET FAMILY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/8/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Sarah was living the perfect life with her husband, Jason and their son Brandon until... Jason simply disappears! Days of searching turn into weeks of agony for Sarah and her son Brandon. To make matters worse, Sarah's son suffers from a rare genetic disease and only Jason's DNA can save him. When Sarah finally tracks down Jason, he sets out to make sure Sarah doesn't ruin his secret life and reveal all of his past transgressions. Haylie Duff stars. (2015)
CABIN TRUCKERS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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AMERICA'S NEXT WEATHERMAN (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from TBS's press release, June 2015) TBS is about to bring some stormy competition to late night with the brand new series Funny Or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman, produced by Funny Or Die, Mark Burnett and United Artists Media Group (UAMG). Funny Or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman features 12 competitors vying for a job as America's next great weathercaster. Matt Oberg (The Comedians) hosts the competition, which will be judged by longtime weather personalities Johnny Mountain (KABC, KCBS) and Jillian Barberie (Good Day LA). The series is set to premiere Saturday, Aug. 8, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS, with availability across TBS's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the following day. Funny Or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman marries the comedic and subversive voice of Funny Or Die with the production value and compelling storytelling of a show from Mark Burnett. Each classic reality show element - from the physical challenges to the dramatic vote-offs - will be tweaked through the Funny Or Die prism to create an original viewing experience. However, the stakes are 100% real as the contestants will be vying for $100,000 and an appearance on TBS's sister network CNN forecasting the national weather for the morning show New Day.
AMERICA. THE BEAUTIFUL. (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/15 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) America's vast and iconic landscapes host climates and terrains that are as diverse as its people. In "America. The Beautiful.," Travel Channel takes viewers well beyond ordinary sightseeing, providing immersive experiences within the country's most awe-inspiring places - including America's beloved national parks and magnificent natural wonders. Explore the rich history of Devils Tower in Wyoming as world-famous mountaineers fight their way up the monument's sheer walls, and discover why the site is considered sacred to the Lakota tribe. Experience commanding views from 3,000 feet above California's storied Yosemite Valley, as hang gliders launch themselves from Glacier Point. Ride the bioluminescent Caribbean waves of St. Croix's Salt River Bay, as marine biologists examine the rare ecosystem that gives birth to this natural phenomenon. Viewers will see and experience America like never before through first-person exploration, adrenaline-pumping adventures and once-in-a-lifetime events. Eight half-hour episodes; produced by MacGillivray. Executive producers for MacGillivray are Shaun MacGillivray and Grady Candler. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Patrick McManamee.
FATAL MEMORIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/9/15 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Sutton's life is turned upside down when her mother is stabbed to death and her sister April is the leading suspect in the murder case. Suffering from severe emotional trauma, with no memory of the events surrounding the murder, April is sent to an asylum. Upon April's release, Sutton is certain of her sister's innocence and is determined to put the past behind them, despite the police department's lingering suspicions. But as the past resurfaces and events start to put her family in danger, Sutton begins to question her sister's innocence and realizes that she has to get April to recover her memory to stop the killer from striking again... whoever the killer may be. Italia Ricci, Farhad Mann, Magda Apanowicz, Shauna Johannesen star. (2015)
PROJECT AFTERLIFE (DA)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Destination America's press release, July 2015) People who say they have visited the afterlife challenge everything we understand about death. If death is the great equalizer, how and why are some victims able to come back from death while others are not? In Destination America's all-new series PROJECT AFERLIFE, a team of investigators motivated by their own experiences with pulling victims back from the grave - including a paramedic, an ordained minister, a retired state trooper, and an investigative filmmaker - launch an unprecedented quest to unlock the mysteries of resurrection with help from real people who say they have gone through it. PROJECT AFTERLIFE premieres Sunday, August 9 at 10/9c on Destination America. Each episode follows the team as they investigate two stories of the most fascinating contemporary cases of resurrection across America. Survivors were in the prime of their lives when an accident or sudden illness led to their untimely deaths, only to inexplicably return to life. Through cinematic recreations and first-person interviews with survivors, PROJECT AFTERLIFE explores the mystery of resurrection while bringing viewers up close and personal to the experience. Hear directly from survivors about the moment they realized they were dead, what - and who - awaited them on the other side, what it felt like to die and come back, and how it changed their lives afterward.
EPIC ATTRACTIONS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/15 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2015) The biggest, fastest, wildest, most beautiful and most insane theme parks and attractions are run like well-oiled machines. These parks are high-tech and high dollar, exciting, exotic and extreme. Now, amusement expert Chris Perry, who managed a top amusement park in Dubai for over 15 years, is revealing all of the industry's secrets for success. Pulling back the curtain, Perry provides an exclusive look at how the mechanics of amusement parks and rides really work - at Ohio's Cedar Point, Dubai's Aquaventure Waterpark, Germany's Europa Park and Tampa, Florida's Busch Gardens, to name a few. Each episode of "Epic Attractions" offers not only a backstage pass to some of the world's greatest attractions, but also an inside scoop on the science and engineering that make up one of the biggest industries on the planet. If you thought amusement parks couldn't get any more fun, Chris Perry has more thrills in store! One hour-long special episode, plus six half-hour episodes; produced by Lusid Media. Executive producers for Lusid are Zak Weisfeld and Libby Richman. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Brian Leonard.
SHE'S GOT GAME (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, July 2015) Grammy-nominated rapper Jayceon Taylor may be better known as double-platinum selling artist "The Game," and on his hit VH1 series "Marrying The Game," fans saw him as the consummate father and family man. Now, having split with his long-time fiancée, The Game is on the rebound and ready to meet the woman of his dreams. The new series "She's Got Game," follows him in his pursuit of the perfect love match as he embarks on a national tour. "She's Got Game" Premieres Monday, August 10th at 9 PM ET/ PT on VH1. Tired of picking the wrong women, The Game taps his celebrity friends as matchmakers. Ten ladies, chosen by the celebs, will join him on a whirlwind cross-country adventure. From Los Angeles to Miami, each lady will be treated to an extraordinary date - will they be able hang with the hip hop lifestyle? In every city, the party ends for one of the women as she is sent packing. And at the end of the tour - only one will be able to make the claim that "She's Got Game."
STYLE UNZIPPED (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, July 2015) FYI adds two new original series, "Get Swank'd" and "Style Unzipped," delving into the world of fashion, style and trends - both past and present. In "Get Swank'd," the hilarious, self-proclaimed "Southern glam besties", Emily Dees Boulden and Nicole Noles, go on a trend-setting road trip adventure in a first-class, tricked out fashion truck. "Style Unzipped" takes viewers on a journey into the fascinating and often unbelievable stories behind the fashionable items we wear today. From the origins of the bikini, to the military significance of the pea coat and how the jockstrap was once considered a medical cure for kidney failure and insomnia - viewers will be entertained and surprised by the history of clothing and accessories we wear today in "Style Unzipped." Designers, celebrity stylists and fashion experts, including the likes of Dita Von Teese and Arianne Phillips, weigh in with commentary throughout the series. Nine half-hour episodes will premiere Monday, August 10 at 10pm ET.
NEXT STEP REALTY: NYC (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, July 2015) Starting on Tuesday, August 11 at 9:01-10:01pm ET/PT, "Next Step Realty: NYC" will premiere after the season finale of "Pretty Little Liars." From Lincoln Square Productions, this series follows the passionate and ambitious employees of Next Step Realty. The Manhattan-based real estate firm specializes in helping recent college graduates find their first apartments in New York City while navigating interpersonal and professional conflicts in the workplace. Danielle Rossen ("What Would You Do?") serves as the executive producer.
BOSS NAILS (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2015) Oxygen Media makes an appointment at the hottest beauty salon in town premiering "Boss Nails" on Tuesday, August 11 at 9pm ET/PT. The series follows 26-year-old Dana Cody, the glamorous and sassy owner of Tippie Toes Beauty Lounge in Miami. A no-nonsense boss, Dana is determined to continue the legacy her mother left behind by building an empire one nail at a time. Each half-hour episode features Dana's eccentric and sometimes unruly staff as they create custom, one-of-a-kind fantasy nail art for her equally unique and demanding clients. From a dancer that wants nails as fierce as her stilettos to an artist with an alter-ego who wishes to have a set filled with personality, the requests are over-the-top but no one ever leaves disappointed.
STARTUP U (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, July 2015) Then it's the premiere of "Startup U" on Tuesday, August 11 at 10:01-11:00pm ET/PT. The show focuses on a group of entrepreneurial millennials as they embark on a semester at Draper University in Silicon Valley. Led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper, the seven-week program teaches the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America's business leaders. In the end, students pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists with the hope that they'll receive a life-changing investment to launch their business. "Startup U" is produced by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner. Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy and Tim Draper serve as executive producers.
AGENT, THE (ESQUIRE)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Esquire's press release, May 2015) THE AGENT is the real-life Jerry Maguire... a documentary series following four top sports agents as they navigate the cutthroat world of professional football. The series will provide an inside look at America's biggest sports obsession and will deliver exclusive access that will show viewers the money. Highlighting relentless ambition, ruthless pressure and the high-stakes of the pursuit, sports agents, Jeff Guerriero, Peter Schaffer, Sunny Shah and Ed Wasielewski reveal how far they are willing to go to recruit the top football talent with hopes of getting them drafted.
THRILL FACTOR (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2015) Before the kids go back to school and the leaves start to change, Travel Channel is keeping the summer fun going with its all-new series "Thrill Factor," premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens. Byron and Belleci are no strangers to experimenting. Best known for their work on "MythBusters," the two are pros at investigating the science behind some of the most interesting and crazy rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages and news stories. Now, the duo reunites in Travel Channel's "Thrill Factor," taking their passion for adventure, travel and science to the max as they dive into the amazing engineering, physics and biomechanics that explain why these wild rides excite adrenaline junkies around the world. From racing IndyCars in wine country to studying what it takes to plummet down the world's tallest waterslide in Kansas, each episode travels to amusement spots near and far, offering a different and daring thrill.
KEVIN FROM WORK (ABC FAMILY)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, July 2015) "Kevin From Work" launches with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, August 12 at 8:00PM & 8:30PM ET/PT. The half-hour workplace comedy is centered on Kevin, a young man who declares his unrequited love for his coworker Audrey in a letter, believing he'll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced to return to his old job, how will he and Audrey continue to work together now that his feelings are no longer secret? The comedy stars Noah Reid ("Backpackers") as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray ("Rookie Blue") as Brian, Jordan Hinson ("Eureka") as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with recurring guest star Amy Sedaris ("Strangers with Candy") as Julia. "Kevin From Work" will air in its regularly scheduled time slot Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET/PT starting August 19th.
CARNIVAL CRAVINGS WITH ANTHONY ANDERSON (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2015) Nothing says summertime fun like a carnival! Join Anthony Anderson on the ultimate summer vacation exploring the country's best carnival fare on Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson, premiering on Wednesday, August 12th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. The ooey, gooey, crispy, and crunchy carnival indulgences lead the way on this coast-to-coast adventure, which leaves no delicious midway bite untasted. Along the way, Anthony visits some of the most popular carnivals in the country, participating in everything from bubble gum blowing contests to lumberjack competitions, and tasting the signature snacks that make these carnivals a foodie delight. From mac and cheese stuffed burgers to bacon-wrapped roasted corn, deep-fried root beer floats to bacon-topped cinnamon roll sundaes, there is sure to be a dish to satisfy everyone's carnival craving!
MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE INVENTOR (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, June 2015) MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE INVENTOR premieres Wednesday, August 12 at 10PM ET/PT. The six episode series is on a mission to find the best inventions NEVER made and give them new life. Top engineers scour the country looking for amazing ideas they're convinced can make big money. They'll track down the inventors and give them a second chance to bring their ideas and dreams to life. The inventors will be given the resources and help they need to take their products from concept to reality, building, testing, and perfecting their products for the biggest pitch of their lives. MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE INVENTOR is produced by Objective Productions/All3Media with Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Jimmy Fox and Nick Parnes as executive producers.
BEACH EATS USA (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2015) Curtis Stone is going coast to coast to taste the best, classic surf-side fare in Beach Eats USA premiering Wednesday, August 12th at 10:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. Whether it is a buttery hogfish sandwich or a smoky, bacon-filled, grilled oyster dish, Curtis is going to eat, explore and share some of the best spots along the water to float your boat! Put on your sandals and sunscreen because these places don't require fork and knives - just an appetite for amazing eats along the water.
WISHENPOOF (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/15 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, July 2015) Amazon today announced it will premiere all 13 episodes the Amazon Original Series Wishenpoof on Friday, August 14 for Amazon Prime members in the US, UK and Germany. Created by Angela C. Santomero (Blue's Clues, Creative Galaxy, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Super Why!), and produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises, Wishenpoof is an animated preschool series that revolves around Bianca (Addison Holley, Annedroids, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) as she solves life's problems in her own creative ways because with magic, or without, we all have the power to make good choices. Wishenpoof is Executive Produced by Santomero, Samantha Freeman (Super Why!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Creative Galaxy), Wendy Harris (Blue's Clues, Super Why!, Creative Galaxy), Steven DeNure (Hank Zipzer), and Anne Loi (Chop Socky Chooks). Wishenpoof is the newest Amazon Original Kids Series supporting kids as lifelong creative learners by giving them the life skills and mindset they need to lead purpose-filled, creative lives. Bianca's ability to magically fulfill her friends' wishes and creative instinct spark children's imaginations at an early age. The series also features guest vocal talent Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210) as Bianca's father, and Priestley's daughter Ava as Laurel. Hope Cassandra performs 13 ballads as the singing voice of Bianca.
DINOTRUX (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2014) DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are bulldozing back to a prehistoric world of epic proportions with the debut of Dinotrux, an all-new action-packed original series featuring hybrid dinosaur-construction characters who are set to build and battle over three seasons, beginning in Spring 2015. Based on Chris Gall's award-winning book series, the first of which was named by Publisher's Weekly as 2009's Children's Book of the Year, DreamWorks Animation's Dinotrux is set in a fantastical world filled with lava-flowing volcanoes, lush forests and a megaton cast of loveable characters who are half-dinosaur, half-mechanical construction vehicle and all fun! Dinotrux follows the adventures of two unlikely best friends as they navigate the adrenaline-filled mechanical domain ruled by stunning oversize creatures like Tyrannosaurus Trux, Scraptors and Tow-a-constrictors. The show's heroes are Ty, a massive and fiercely loyal T-Trux with a big vision for a new world, and his best buddy Revvit, a razor-smart Reptool who is the engineering brains of the operation. Together they build an incredible world of epic scope populated by groups of Dinotrux and Reptools, each with their own personality and skill set as they unite to defend their community from the biggest and baddest of them all, D-Strux, as he threatens to destroy everything they've built.
SUGAR BABIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/15/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Katie Woods just transferred from community college to Montlake University for their renowned art history program, but campus life is proving more expensive than Katie anticipated. In class, she meets Tessa and is introduced to Tessa's high-class, expensive lifestyle... all paid for by her older, and richer, boyfriend Leo. While impressed by Tessa's cultured tastes, Katie is skeptical about the relationships Tessa and her friends pursue-- until Katie gets the opportunity of a lifetime to study in Florence, but realizes there is no way she can afford to go. She agrees to Tessa's suggestion to join her on a double date and, against her better instincts, finds herself falling for Giles, a British businessman who is handsome, successful, and able to write a check to make Katie's dreams of Florence come true. But Katie soon realizes that having a Sugar Daddy comes at its own price. Alyson Stoner, Tiera Skovbye star. (2015)
MURDER MADE ME FAMOUS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, June 2015) REELZ today announced new original series Murder Made Me Famous premieres Saturday, August 15 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT examining killers who gained public notoriety when their crimes whipped up a media frenzy. The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies - celebrities like Rob Lowe, Mark Harmon and Dean Cain have all portrayed criminals discussed in this series - but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions? Each one-hour episode of Murder Made Me Famous presents dramatic recreations of well-known crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight. Murder Made Me Famous is produced by AMS Pictures. New episodes will air Saturdays at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Murder Made Me Famous shares personal accounts from victims' family members, jurors, members of law enforcement and journalists involved with each case to give viewers an intimate perspective and disclose new information. Featured commentator for every episode is author and PEOPLE crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances.
MOBSTEEL (NBCSN)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 8/16/15 at 6:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, July 2015) NBCSN announced today a new automotive reality series, Mobsteel, which follows a Detroit-based custom car shop that transforms vintage American cars into modern-day street machines. The eight-episode series will debut Sunday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. ET, immediately following NBCSN's coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 from Michigan International Speedway. Mobsteel follows founder Adam Genei and his team of custom-car specialists, including his wife Pam Genei, as they restore vehicles ranging from the finest relics of the American automotive boom, to an old International Harvester Loadstar, and much more. Mobsteel is an existing custom-car shop that was founded more than 10 years ago, using vintage parts and Detroit steel to bring these ancient American cars back to life.
SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 8/16/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, July 2015) In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. From David Simon (HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire") and Paul Haggis ("Crash"), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by two parts on both of the subsequent Sundays - Aug. 23 and 30 - at the same time. In addition to Simon and Haggis (who directs all six parts), the miniseries is executive produced by Nina K. Noble, Gail Mutrux and William F. Zorzi, Jr. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, the miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.
FOOD TO GET YOU LAID (LOGO)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Logo's press release, June 2015) Anyone can cook a meal in an industrial kitchen with the support of a full staff, but "Food To Get You Laid" will find out who has the skills and the dedication to create a romantic meal in their own home, using only the ingredients in their fridge and pantry. Featuring real people, real relationships, real kitchens and real ingredients, each episode will focus on one couple trying to take their relationship to the next level. Guiding these culinary wannabes will be expert chef Ronnie Woo, helping to ensure that love fills their hearts and their stomachs. "Food to Get You Laid" is produced by Den of Thieves and the Executive Producing team of Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Ilan Hall, Rich Kim, Kevin Johnston & Roy Orecchio.
36 HOURS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, July 2015) Experience a city like a local with the new original series "36 Hours," premiering on Monday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by the popular New York Times travel column, co-hosts Kristen Kish, an acclaimed chef, and Kyle Martino, former professional U.S. soccer player, arrive in a new city each week where they'll have a weekend to meet insiders who will point them to the best restaurants, hot spots and attractions. The Travel Channel series consists of six hour-long episodes and the presenting sponsor is Land Rover.
KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) Award-winning investigative journalist Chris Hansen brings his unrivalled journalistic skills and criminal insight to a ground-breaking new series revealing some of America's most shocking murders. Through extraordinary access to key witnesses, survivors, neighbors and law enforcers, Hansen's trademark excellence in getting subjects to open up will guide the viewer through every twist and turn of an enthralling, unfolding criminal drama. Hansen will reach deep into the depths of the criminal killer's mind, bringing vividly alive stories that chilled America.
SIX DEGREES OF EVERYTHING (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2015) truTV's brand new series Six Degrees of Everything is a fast-paced, comedic show hosted by Benny and Rafi Fine (Kids React), who spend each week proving that anything in the world - and we mean anything - can be connected in six degrees. Using every tool in their belt, from sketch comedy to original songs and reality segments, the guys take viewers down the comedic rabbit hole, uncovering fascinating facts and connecting our world in hilarious, inventive ways. Six Degrees of Everything is set to launch Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV, with episodes available across truTV's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the day after they premiere on the network. In the series' outrageous premiere, the Fine brothers are going to take viewers on a wild journey as they connect Albert Einstein to breast implants in just six short degrees. Along the way, they discover that Einstein's brain was actually stolen, Elvis was known to eat an 8,000-calorie sandwich, the Incredible Hulk was originally a different color, and car tires were once used for breast implants. Who knew exploring the universe of knowledge could be so entertaining?
WORK OUT NEW YORK (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, July 2015) It's survival of the fittest this summer as Bravo Media premieres its new docu-series "Work Out New York" on Tuesday, August 18 at 10p.m ET/PT. The series goes inside the sexy and exclusive world of elite fitness training in New York City. Following the lives of a group of the city's hottest trainers, Lindsey Clayton, Joe Lazo, Layla Luciano, Lena Marti, Noah Neiman, Courtney Paul and Holly Rilinger, the series sheds light on a group of high-end personal trainers, where competition for landing top clientele tests even the deepest of friendships. From rivalries to romance, these friends and colleagues know they can't be afraid to break a sweat to make their dreams of success come true. With the landscape of the fitness world changing at lightning speed, the trainers can't miss a beat or they may find themselves trying to catch up. The battle for who is on top never ends and if they can't keep their professional jealousies, disagreements and romances in check, the group's intensity level could go sky high.
OUTLAW CHRONICLES: HELLS ANGELS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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WAGS (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, July 2015) E! takes a wild ride into the world of some of today's hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the women who stand by their side, otherwise known as WAGS (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars). These WAGS are playing the most competitive sport out there: getting and keeping that pro-athlete man. As part of an elite, exclusive group, the WAGS are close friends who are bound together by a strict hierarchy, unspoken rules and plenty of drama - and those who have the coveted ring and a husband with a contract are the ones with all the power! As in sports, this game is all about getting that "W" and this pack knows how to play the field... Jump into the competitive, fast-paced, glamorous world of "WAGS" when the new series premieres on E! Tuesday, August 18th at 10:00pm ET/PT. The WAGS life has plenty of perks, but the diamonds and mansions don't come easy. These women are constantly strategizing and fine-tuning their playbooks to keep their place in the line-up among the other WAGS, and to maintain the high-profile celebrity lifestyle that comes along with that role. In this 8-episode series, E!'s WAGS are faced with tough decisions as players change teams, forcing some to decide whether or not to uproot their lives and move across the country. Additionally these women are constantly working to find ways to balance their own careers and interests with the demands of their partner's sports schedules. And while one WAG is planning her magical wedding, another one's fiancé is getting cold feet. E!'s WAGS are bonded together by long-time friendships, but rank has its privileges in this group and the competition to rise to the top and be "queen" of the WAGS brings plenty of drama.
STEAMPUNK'D (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 8/19/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, July 2015) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of its new original series, STEAMPUNK'D, hosted by Jeannie Mai ("The Real"). The eight-episode series, which seeks to discover the most talented and versatile steampunk designer in America, will debut on Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00 pm ET (9pm Central) on GSN. Inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery, Steampunk is a retro-futuristic design movement seen in everything from fashion, to technology, to pop culture. In STEAMPUNK'D, the contestants (also known as "Makers") work in teams and compete in a series of pressure-filled challenges designed to test their unique abilities to transform ordinary objects and fashion into creative masterpieces. Each week one of the 10 Makers will be eliminated and the last one standing will take home the $100,000 grand prize. As each project is completed, the Makers will unveil their work for the judges, including the leading authority on Steampunk, Thomas Willeford; Matt King, creator, writer and director of the series "The World of Steam," and Kate "Kato" Lambert, the British model, entrepreneur and founder of Steampunk Couture, a clothing line featuring neo-Victorian, sci-fi and shabby chic fashion.
DOCUMENTARY NOW! (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 8/20/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, May 2015) Documentary Now! (formerly American Documentary) is set to honor the best-told stories about the people and events that have captivated audiences for decades in a six-episode series premiering Thursday, August 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT on IFC. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers all serve as creators, executive producers and writers. Documentary Now! is produced by Broadway Video and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. In half-hour episodes, Armisen and Hader reveal the hardships of an indifferent '70s rock band, unveil eccentric women shut-ins, go behind-the-scenes of the world's first documentary and much more. Documentary Now! will have appearances by Jack Black (The D Train, Tenacious D), John Slattery (Mad Men, Wet Hot American Summer), iconic music manager Irving Azoff and SNL's Aidy Bryant, Mike O'Brien, Paula Pell, and Tim Robinson.
GAINESVILLE (CMT)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/20/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, July 2015) From partying down to growing up, CMT today announced a new night of original programming spotlighting two very different groups of Millennials as they navigate the highs and the lows of adulthood. CMT's top-rated series "Party Down South" returns for its wildest season yet on Thursday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, immediately followed by the series premiere of the coming-of-age docu-series "Gainesville" at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. "Gainesville" picks up where "Party Down South" ends and highlights the next phase of life as a group of seven young friends transition into adulthood by banding together to face a broad range of issues, including paying for college and moving out of their parents' house. "Gainesville" is a heartwarmingly honest depiction of seven young friends facing life on their own for the very first time. Life is a far cry from one big party for the tight group, as Andreya, Austin, Beth, Brian, Kenny, Kerryn and Shelby struggle to find their place in life. In each of the 10 half-hour episodes, the young friends will fight their way through devastating breakups, complex relationships and financial challenges facing most millennials today. One of Florida's most renowned college towns, Gainesville is just their hometown. CMT will premiere back-to-back episodes of the new series on Thursday, August 20 at 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
UNAUTHORIZED FULL HOUSE STORY, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/22/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2015) Lifetime's Unathorized film franchise continues this summer with the original movie The Unauthorized Full House Story (#UnauthorizedFullHouse). From its start as an unassuming family comedy in 1987 to its eventual wildly popular 192-episode run, the film centers on the rise of the cast of one of America's most beloved family sitcoms and the pressures they faced in balancing their television personas with their real lives.The Unauthorized Full House Story will premiere Saturday, August 22, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
BLUNT TALK (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, May 2015) Set in Los Angeles, the story follows Walter Blunt, a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news and the fallout from his well-intentioned, but mostly misguided decision-making, both on and off the air. Through the platform of his nightly cable news show, Blunt is on a mission to impart his wisdom and guidance on how Americans should live, think and behave. Besieged by network bosses, a dysfunctional news staff, numerous ex-wives and children of all ages, Blunt's only support is the heavy-drinking, devoted manservant he transplanted from the U.K. to join him in Los Angeles. The series is greenlit for a two-season, 20-episode commitment. The cast is led by Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise, Ted) in the role of Walter Blunt, Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as Rosalie, Blunt's tough and motherly producer-manager and Adrian Scarborough (The King's Speech) as Harry, Blunt's manservant. Dolly Wells ("Doll & Em") who was cast as Celia, Blunt's senior producer and head writer, with Timm Sharp ("Enlightened") who was cast as Jim, Blunt's head writer, round out the cast.
INDECENT PROPOSAL (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) INDECENT PROPOSAL tells the stories of people at the very moment they're confronted with a life-altering moral dilemma. Do they give up their dreams to remain on a moral high road? Or do they lose themselves on their personal path to success? With every decision comes a consequence - no matter what.
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 8/23/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, July 2015) AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour a 15-episode order for the second season of "Fear the Walking Dead," which will air in 2016. One of summer's most anticipated new series, "Fear the Walking Dead" was greenlit back in March for two seasons. As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an extended 90-minute episode. The premiere will also air on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously and will then re-air in local time zones during primetime.* A special episode of "Talking Dead," hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), will follow the season one finale on Sunday, October 4th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (U.S. only). Living in the same universe as "The Walking Dead," "Fear the Walking Dead" is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.
HOLY & HUNGRY (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, July 2015) Along every road, in little towns and big cities, you will find amazing places and people whose love for cooking is matched by their profound passion for their faith. On Holy & Hungry, premiering Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00pmET/7:00pmPT on Cooking Channel, Emmy award-winning TV personality, best-selling author and comedienne Sherri Shepherd highlights these passionate people and the delicious dishes they make to feed the body and the soul.
SHIMMER AND SHINE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/15 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM EST
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RACHAEL RAY'S KIDS COOK-OFF (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
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MONICA THE MEDIUM (ABC FAMILY)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC Family's press release, July 2015) "Monica the Medium" will premiere on Tuesday, August 25 at 8:00-9:00pm ET/PT, leading off the night. The show provides a fascinating look at Monica, a junior at Penn State navigating friends, family, relationships - and the fact that she's a medium and can talk to dead people. Her uncommon vocation provides an endless supply of emotional and engaging stories, with a unique millennials perspective. The show is produced by Dave Caplan's Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate TV. Caplan will serve as executive producer alongside Malachi McGlone.
PUBLIC MORALS (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, May 2015) This summer, TNT is going to take viewers to the seedy, gritty streets and the bright, seductive lights of 1960s New York with Public Morals, a powerful, buzz-generating police drama from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen, TNT's Mob City). Public Morals also stars Michael Rapaport (Justified, Prison Break) and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans, Inside Amy Schumer). The series centers on Terry Muldoon (Burns), an officer of the Public Morals Division, which investigates vice crimes in the city. Many of Muldoon's fellow cops in the division walk a thin line between morality and crime as vice-related temptations threaten to snare even the best of officers, including Muldoon's partner, Charlie Bullman (Rapoport). As Muldoon watches the Hells Kitchen streets where he grew up devoured by an escalating war within two factions of the Irish-American Mob, he becomes more determined than ever to fight back against the city's dark underbelly so he can provide a safe place where he and his wife, Christine (Masucci), can raise their family.
CARMICHAEL SHOW, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/26/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, July 2015) From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller ("Neighbors") comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod's relationships with his say-anything contrarian father, therapist-in training girlfriend, ever-hustling brother and mother, who is always, always, always right with Jesus. Taking the next step and moving in together, Jerrod and his girlfriend, Maxine (Amber West), are your average young couple trying to make it in the city. They're smart, motivated and looking to build a fulfilling life together. The only thing standing in their way is family. Between Jerrod's larger-than-life brother, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery), and his smothering and passionate parents (David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine), Jerrod and Maxine will be put to the test navigating the boundaries of romance, family and sanity. Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Stoller, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and Ravi Nandan serve as executive producers. "The Carmichael Show" is co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television.
NARCOS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/28/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2015) Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in an effort to control the world's most powerful commodity: cocaine. The series re-partners creator and executive producer José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. The series also features powerful performances by Colombia's Juan Pablo Raba (El corazón del océano), British theater star Joanna Christie (Once), Mexican sensation Stephanie Sigman (also seen later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs), Brazil's renowned André Mattos (Elite Squad), beloved Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and the stunning Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down, Nacho Libre) from Mexico. Eric Newman (Children of Men), the team of Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (Sorcerer's Apprentice) and Chris Brancato (Hannibal) also serve as executive producers on the series. Narcos is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix. All ten (10) episodes of Narcos will premiere on Friday, August 28.
FATAL FLIP (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/29/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Jeff and Alex had a simple plan: buy a rundown house, make some repairs, sell it for a profit. But house-flipping can be expensive, and when the young couple partner with Nate, a handsome contractor with a dark past, they get more than they bargained for. Dominique Swain, Mike Faiola, Michael Steger, Tatyana Ali star. (2015).
SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· [original mini-series finale] · 8/30/15 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, July 2015) In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. From David Simon (HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire") and Paul Haggis ("Crash"), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by two parts on both of the subsequent Sundays - Aug. 23 and 30 - at the same time. In addition to Simon and Haggis (who directs all six parts), the miniseries is executive produced by Nina K. Noble, Gail Mutrux and William F. Zorzi, Jr. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, the miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.
BIG BLUE LIVE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2015) Some of the world's most charismatic marine creatures gather in a once-a-year confluence off the coast of California in the magnificent Monterey Bay, once endangered, but now rejuvenated. At this year's gathering, they are joined by scientists, filmmakers, photographers and other experts in a live TV and multi-media event - a first for PBS - to document the natural history of one the world's most extraordinary marine protected areas. -- Monday-Wednesday, August 31-September 2, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
TODRICK (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) In his new weekly MTV docu-series, quadruple-threat Todrick Hall lets fans into his creative factory and introduces them to the passionate troupe of creative collaborators who pour heart and soul into his weekly videos.
GIRL CODE LIVE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2015) "Girl Code Live" is a weekly half-hour late night talk show hosted by three hilarious ladies from "Girl Code" - Nessa, Carly and Awkwafina. The series will feature celebrity guests, musical artists, fun games and candid girl-talk in front of a live studio audience.
PUFFIN ROCK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/1/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2015) A new animated preschool series, Puffin Rock is set on a beautiful island off the coast of Ireland. Oona is a charismatic and plucky young puffling, who along with her ever-curious little brother Baba, explores the diverse array of sea, sky, land and underground creatures. The series introduces a combination of preschool themes and soft natural history learnings to young viewers. Acclaimed actor Chris O'Dowd narrates the English language version, with a diverse group of international talent narrating in other languages across the globe. Penguin Random House Children's, Dog Ears, and twice-Oscar-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon partnered on the 13-episode season, which will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Benelux, France and Germany this September, and in all other Netflix markets at a later date.
HAND OF GOD (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/15 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2014) Created and written by Ben Watkins, and marking the television debut of renowned filmmaker Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, World War Z), Hand of God stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The show centers on Judge Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on "visions" and "messages" he believes are being sent by God through Pernell's ventilator-bound son. Hand of God also stars Dana Delany as the Judge's protective wife Crystal Harris, Garret Dillahunt as KD, the born-again sociopath whose violent tendencies are exploited by Pernell, Andre Royo as the slick, smart, gregarious, and greedy mayor Robert 'Bobo' Boston, Alona Tal as Pernell's grieving daughter-in-law Jocelyn Harris, Julian Morris as the questionable preacher Paul Curtis, Elizabeth McLaughlin as the preacher's sultry girlfriend Alicia, and Emayatzy Corinealdi as Pernell's call girl and confidante Tessie. Forster, Watkins, Perlman, Brian Wilkins and Jeff King are Executive Producers, and Jillian Kugler is co-Executive Producer.
ARTHUR & GEORGE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE -- Martin Clunes ("Doc Martin") stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' acclaimed novel that follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case. -- Sundays, September 6-20, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
PICKLE & PEANUT (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 9/7/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, July 2015) "Pickle and Peanut," an animated buddy-comedy series that follows the offbeat teenage adventures of best friends Pickle and Peanut, premieres MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD, with new episodes airing Mondays through October 5. Jon Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite") stars as the emotional Pickle and Johnny Pemberton ("22 Jump Street") as the freewheeling Peanut. The premiere episode will be available on WATCH Disney XD, Disney XD on Demand and DisneyXD.com beginning Tuesday, September 1. Created by Noah Z. Jones ("Fish Hooks") and developed by Joel Trussell ("Yo Gabba Gabba!"), "Pickle and Peanut" finds small-town teens Pickle and Peanut embarking upon their last year of high school, determined to cram in as much fun as possible before taking on the inevitable adulthood responsibilities. The two underdogs dream up plans to be anything but ordinary in their slightly bizarre fictional suburb of Reno, Nevada. The series employs an inventive mix of 2-D animation and live-action clips that highlight the unpredictable humor and quirky nature of the series.
BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) Five Emmy Awards and a Tony Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other currently on American television. Complete with stunts, skits, pranks, audience interaction, musical numbers, giveaways and unlimited surprises, this show proves that anything can happen, and it can happen to you. Based on the wildly popular British hit "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway," the modernized variety show format and its fearless, multi-talented star will make for one of the best nights ever on TV week after week. Neil Patrick Harris, Orly Adelson, Siobhan Greene, David A. Hurwitz, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly executive produce. "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" is produced by ITV Studios America.
MOONBEAM CITY (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 9/16/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, July 2015) "Moonbeam City" is an absurdist, retro-futuristic 80s cop extravaganza. Comedy Central's new animated series follows Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), a handsome, idiotic detective who commits more crimes than most criminals. His sexy, tyrannical chief Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks) won't get off his back. His obnoxious rival Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) will stop at nothing to destroy him. Dazzle must team up with the city's only competent police officer, Chrysalis Tate (Kate Mara), to protect their beloved, neon-soaked metropolis.
I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 9/18/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, April 2015) "I Love Kellie Pickler" (working title) (September 18) - Kellie Pickler catapulted from small-town obscurity and became a household name thanks to "American Idol" and "Dancing With the Stars," but has since gone on to become a country sensation and part of the CMT Family. Recognized and beloved for her quirky personality, uniquely hysterical witticisms and Southern charm, the series will follow her marriage to Kyle Jacobs - her complete opposite. "I Love Kellie Pickler" is produced by Ryan Seacrest with executive producers Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs. Jayson Dinsmore and Morgan Selzer executive produce for CMT.
LIFE IN PIECES (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) LIFE IN PIECES is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks), and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather (Betsy Brandt), and her husband, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they're considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan (Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Dianne Wiest), the family's adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids - as long as she agrees with it - and John (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner James Brolin), the gregarious patriarch who's searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70. As the family's lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life's all about. Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg also star. Justin Adler, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer ("Modern Family") and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer.
MINORITY REPORT (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) The future is coming. Based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise of Precrime, a law enforcement agency tasked with identifying and eliminating criminals... before their crimes were committed. To carry out this brand of justice, the agency used three precogs - "precognitives" Dash, Arthur and Agatha - who were able to see the future. Now, in 2065, crime-solving is different, and justice leans more on sophisticated and trusted technology than on the instincts of the precogs. Precog DASH (Stark Sands, "Inside Llewyn Davis") - driven by his terrifying, but fragmented visions - now has returned in secret to help a brash, but shrewd police detective, LARA VEGA (Meagan Good, "Think Like A Man" franchise, "Californication"), attempt to stop the murders that he predicts. As they navigate this future America, they will search for Dash's missing twin brother, ARTHUR, and elude others who will stop at nothing to exploit their precog abilities. Also complicating matters is Dash and Arthur's ingenious, but reclusive, foster sister, AGATHA (Laura Regan, "Mad Men," "Unbreakable"), who just wants Dash to return home. A drama of crime and conspiracy, this is a timeless story of connection: two lost souls, Dash and Vega, who find friendship, purpose and redemption in each other.
BLINDSPOT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) From executive producer Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "The Mysteries of Laura") comes "Blindspot": A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. "Jane," Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed. The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson. Martin Gero serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and director Mark Pellington also executive produce. "Blindspot" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions.
MUPPETS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for "kids" of all ages. Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory") and Bob Kushell ("Anger Management") are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn ("Wilfred"), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. "The Muppets" is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
· [two-hour series premiere - special night] · 9/22/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers of GLEE and "American Horror Story." Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, "American Horror Story: Freak Show," "Scream 4"). But when anti-Kappa DEAN MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, "Halloween," "A Fish Called Wanda," "True Lies") decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school's silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder... or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty. SCREAM QUEENS stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele (GLEE), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Zombieland," "August: Osage County"), Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Live"), Oliver Hudson ("Nashville," "Rules of Engagement"), Skyler Samuels ("American Horror Story: Coven"), Keke Palmer ("Akeela and the Bee," "Masters of Sex"), newcomer Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita ("Rock of Ages"), Glen Powell ("The Expendables 3"), Lucien Laviscount ("Episodes"), Niecy Nash ("Getting On," "The Soul Man"), pop superstar and actor Nick Jonas ("Kingdom") and Grammy Award nominee and actress Ariana Grande.
LIMITLESS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) LIMITLESS, based on the feature film, is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca's confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen "Naz" Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal's worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. The pilot was directed by Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spider-Man" 1 and 2 Feature Films).
BAZILLION DOLLAR CLUB, THE (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, July 2015) Syfy announced today at SXSW V2V the premiere date for The Bazillion Dollar Club, a high-adrenaline, high stakes docu-series set in the cutthroat world of today's most forward-thinking innovators as they search for the next great idea. The Bazillion Dollar Club will debut Tuesday, September 22 at 10pm. Set in Silicon Valley, the six-episode series follows Dave McClure, a relentless drill sergeant who founded 500 Startups, software accelerator and venture capital fund, and Brady Forrest, the quirky and creative mind behind the hardware accelerator Highway1. Their companies offer two of the world's most aggressive accelerator programs that mentor startups from concept to product launch.
ROSEWOOD (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) Meet the Beethoven of private pathologists... From executive producer Todd Harthan ("Psych," "Dominion"), ROSEWOOD is the story of DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR. (Morris Chestnut, "Nurse Jackie," "The Best Man" franchise), the most brilliant private pathologist in Miami. Using his wildly sophisticated autopsy lab, he performs for-hire autopsies to uncover clues that the Miami PD can't see. His new partner-in-crime is Detective VILLA (Jaina Lee Ortiz, "The After"), a Miami PD detective with attitude and demons to spare. While she's impressed by Rosewood's incredible abilities, his constant optimism is more annoying than it is infectious. But somehow, week-to-week, this unlikely tag team will solve many crimes together. Joining Rosewood in his practice are his sister and "toxicology queen," PIPPY (Gabrielle Dennis, "The Game"); and DNA specialist TARA MILLY IZIKOFF aka TMI (Anna Konkle, "Man Seeking Woman," "Betas"), who is Pippy's fiancée. Plagued with his own set of medical ailments, Rosewood sees that every moment of life should be embraced and lived to the fullest. And those moments of victims' lives that will never be are what drive him the most.
ROAD SPILL (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/15 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2015) Road Spill hits the pavement to see what people really dish about in the comfort of their cars. Each episode is loosely based on an overarching theme while navigation devices provide talking points for the driver and passengers, who engage in funny conversation surrounding current events, personal stories and opinions, pop culture, and moral dilemmas. Throughout each car's journey hilarious moments and the occasional outburst of road rage ensue.
PLAYER, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) From the executive producers of "The Blacklist" and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester ("Strike Back," "Fringe") comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins. The cast also includes Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton. John Rogers serves as writer and executive producer. John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri also executive produce. "The Player" is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment and Kung Fu Monkey.
MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (DISNEY XD)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 9/26/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, July 2015) "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy," the action-packed epic space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, debuts with a one-hour special featuring back-to-back episodes, Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 PM ET on Disney XD. Catch a sneak peek of the first episode on Saturday, September 5 at 9:00 PM ET! Disney XD will also telecast 10 two-minute shorts delving into the backstory of each of the five main characters throughout the month of August. "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" features themes of redemption and the importance of friendships and family told through a series of riveting sequential story arcs. The series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It's up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.
BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They're soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. "OIL" stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey. "OIL" was written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson. "OIL" is produced by ABC Signature.
INDIAN SUMMERS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) MASTERPIECE "Indian Summers" -- Julie Walters plays the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight of British rule in India. The lavish 9-part series explores the collision of the English ruling class and local people agitating for Indian independence. The two sides alternately clash and merge in intricate games of power, politics and passion. Also starring are Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth and Lillete Dubey. -- Sundays, September 27-November 15, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET and November 22, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET
QUANTICO (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. "Quantico" stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb. "Quantico" was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. "Quantico" is produced by ABC Studios.
I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING -- Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit "Everybody Loves Raymond," as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities' traditions alive and create new ones. Rosenthal visits kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path, leading viewers from one of the least expensive Michelin-starred restaurants in Asia to a Los Angeles bakery training former gang members. -- Mondays, September 28-November 2, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
GRANDFATHERED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) What's the fastest way to put the brakes on a cruise-controlled bachelor lifestyle? Fatherhood? Guess again. Television icon John Stamos ("Full House," "ER") stars in a new comedy about the ultimate bachelor who discovers he's not only a father, but a grandfather. Successful restaurateur and man-about-town JIMMY MARTINO (Stamos) is used to being the most suave, most handsome and most single person in the room. All that changes with the surprise appearance of Jimmy's adult son, GERALD (Josh Peck, THE MINDY PROJECT), and his baby daughter, EDIE. Now Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and grapple with the fact that he went straight from single to grandfather in six seconds flat. Keeping tabs on Jimmy is Gerald's mother and Jimmy's former girlfriend, rocker chick-turned-mother SARA (Paget Brewster, "Criminal Minds," "Community"). Equally concerned about how Jimmy will manage these new developments is Jimmy's restaurant family, especially assistant manager ANNELISE (Kelly Jenrette, "Audrey") and chef KEN (Ravi Patel, "Super Fun Night"). Can Jimmy teach Gerald to be a little more like him in order to win the affection of Edie's hot mess of a mom, VANESSA (Christina Milian, FAMILY GUY, "Baggage Claim")? Will Jimmy and Sara fall for each other all over again, even though she's the one thing he never dates - a woman his own age? And who's higher maintenance, Jimmy or the baby? GRANDFATHERED is an unconventional, sophisticated comedy about coming of age - at any age.
GRINDER, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2015) How many TV lawyers does it take to try a real-life case in a real-life courtroom? One, and his name is THE GRINDER. Starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation," "The West Wing"), THE GRINDER is a new comedy about a famous TV lawyer at a crossroads. When his legal series ends, he decides to move back home and join his family's real law firm - despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. DEAN SANDERSON (Lowe) spent eight seasons playing the title role on the hit legal drama "The Grinder." Now he's moving back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where his brother, STEWART (Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage, "The Wonder Years"), is a real-life attorney who is poised to take over the family law firm. It doesn't take long for Dean to start injecting his TV drama into every aspect of Stewart's life, both in the courtroom and at home, impacting Stewart's wife - and Dean's high school sweetheart - DEBBIE (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, NEW GIRL, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"); their two kids, 15-year-old LIZZIE (Hana Hayes, "Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures") and 13-year-old ETHAN (Connor Kalopsis, "Days Of Our Lives"); and Dean and Stewart's father, the law firm's head, DEAN SR. (William Devane, "24: Live Another Day"). Dean and Stewart don't see to eye to eye, but when they stop arguing with each other and start arguing together in court... they make a formidable team. THE GRINDER is the story of two brothers, who took different paths, but meet again in the middle - for justice... sort of.
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2015) In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A perfect blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is inviting, fast-paced and, above all, smart. Adam is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it...whether you like it or not. Adam Ruins Everything isn't just fun to watch, but addictively informative. It's everything you didn't want to need to know. The show was born out of a popular CollegeHumor original series that has generated more than 30 million views since premiering online with the video "Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam" in early 2014.
CODE BLACK (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) CODE BLACK, based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all - creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER's controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson (Bonnie Somerville), Malaya Pineda (Melanie Kannokada), Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Angus Leighton (Harry M. Ford). Leanne's confidante, Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman), is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne's "cowboy" approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie (William Allen Young), the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle. Michael Seitzman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and David Semel are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by David Semel ("Madam Secretary").
BENDERS (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, June 2015) IFC has lined up the lead ensemble cast of its upcoming original hockey comedy Benders, premiering Thursday, October 1 at 10 pm ET/PT. Actors Lindsey Broad (The Office, 21 Jump Street), Chris Distefano (Girl Code, The Half Hour), Mark Gessner (Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist), Ruy Iskandar (Gotham, The Blacklist) and Andrew Schulz (Guy Code, co-creator & host of Brilliant Idiots podcast) have signed on to star in the eight-episode series. Creators Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti are executive producing along with their Apostle partner Denis Leary. Benders follows a team of friends bonded by an irrational obsession with their men's ice hockey team, The Chubbys. Paul Rosenberg (Schulz) is the insecure leader whose involvement with the team causes daily havoc for him and his wife Karen (Broad). Along for the ride are Paul's best friends Anthony (Distefano), the charmer who schemes his way through life; Dicky (Gessner), the wealthy hedge fund manager whose answer to everything is in his wallet; and Sebalos (Iskandar) the slacker on a misguided search for his purpose in life. While their hockey skills may be limited, their passion is not, as evidenced by the chaos their devotion to the game creates in their everyday lives.
DR. KEN (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong ("Community," "The Hangover"), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. "Dr. Ken" stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly. "Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O'Connell. Executive producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O'Connell as co-executive producer. "Dr. Ken" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
UNAUTHORIZED BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 STORY, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Ah, the 1990s. Sideburns, frosted tips, slap bracelets, fanny packs and, of course, the launch of two shows that made television history -- Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. In a Lifetime "throw back-to-back" weekend event, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story premieres Saturday, October 3, at 8pm ET/PT and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story follows on Saturday, October 10, at 8pm ET/PT. The movies are the latest in Lifetime's "Unauthorized Story" film franchise and revisit two of the decade's most iconic programs and reveal what transpired behind the scenes during the cast members' rise to fame. An international pop culture phenomenon, Beverly Hills, 90210 ruled the '90s television landscape and reigned as the top teen show for nearly a decade during which Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling became household names. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story reveals the roller coaster ride behind the show's first four seasons, highlighting the drama between cast members and producers both on and off-set as they journeyed together from near-cancelation to unparalled fame and success.
ART BREAKERS (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation's press release, June 2015) Ovation TV, America's only arts network, has given the green light to a brand new original series that will take viewers inside the high-stakes, high-priced world of art collecting. Art Breakers features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and save their clients from spending their millions on junk. Art Breakers is set to premiere October 4 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV. In each episode, Miller and Carol Lee tackle a new business challenge to accommodate their clients' eclectic tastes and sometimes bizarre requests. Whether it's soliciting a nude portrait for a quirky client, throwing a star-studded gallery opening, or digging through celebrity estate sales to turn up the best in Hollywood memorabilia, these undaunted pros are the art world's best match-makers.
WIDOWER, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) THE WIDOWER - This drama is the true story of Malcolm Webster, a nurse by profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman: well-spoken, personable and charming. He's also a spendthrift and killer. He marries, and attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies. -- Sundays, October 4-18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can kill in Investigation Discovery's (ID) all-new series, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS. Featuring original 'gossip girl' Wendy Williams as host and executive producer, the series uncovers crimes fueled by rumors and sordid half-truths that lead to betrayal and even murder. Premiering Friday, October 9 at 10/9c, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS kicks off with six stories of harmless whispers turned deadly acts, showing that dishing the dirt can be a dangerous offense. "There's nobody better than the daring diva of daytime, Wendy Williams to offer this cautionary tale to those who indulge in chatter and innuendo," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. "Jealousy, drama and betrayal - no one tells those tales like ID, and now with Wendy on board, our arsenal of homegrown experts has grown that much more entertaining." "Everyone loves a little dish now and then, but in these cases, guilty pleasure can become motive for murder," says Wendy Williams, host and executive producer of the series." I'm an ID Addict and I dare anyone not to be intrigued by the real-life stories we tell every week."Beware of offices, gyms, playgrounds, and nosey neighborhoods, as they all make for great rumor mills, but when dishing the dirt results in a body six feet under, not minding one's own beeswax can quickly become a deadly offense. From a respected English teacher's very own Shakespearean tragedy entangled by sex, greed and betrayal, to a college kid wrapped up in a twisted love triangle with a dash of black magic, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS warns viewers of the tempting grapevine, because it can quickly strangle the most unsuspecting of prattlers.
UNAUTHORIZED MELROSE PLACE STORY, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/10/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Ah, the 1990s. Sideburns, frosted tips, slap bracelets, fanny packs and, of course, the launch of two shows that made television history -- Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. In a Lifetime "throw back-to-back" weekend event, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story premieres Saturday, October 3, at 8pm ET/PT and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story follows on Saturday, October 10, at 8pm ET/PT. The movies are the latest in Lifetime's "Unauthorized Story" film franchise and revisit two of the decade's most iconic programs and reveal what transpired behind the scenes during the cast members' rise to fame. Launched in 1992 as a companion for Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place quickly became a giant television hit in its own right. Originally designed to be an authentic, grounded look at 20-something life in Los Angeles, the program soon became 90210's soapier, yet equally popular counterpart. The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story highlights the remarkable behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the series including early casting drama, Heather Locklear arriving to "save" Melrose Place, and the actors begging their writers for even wilder storylines to make them fan favorites.
LAST KINGDOM, THE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, July 2015) Today, BBC AMERICA revealed the key art for its new original series, The Last Kingdom, and announced that the drama is set for premiere on Saturday, October 10, 10:00pm ET. The Last Kingdom is a contemporary story of redemption, vengeance and self-discovery set against the birth of England. The eight part drama series follows young warrior and outsider, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon, American Horror Story), on a fierce mission to reclaim his birthright. The Last Kingdom comes from the award-winning executive producers of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant. Adapted from Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series of books "The Saxon Stories," by BAFTA nominated and RTS award-winning writer Stephen Butchard, The Last Kingdom combines real historical figures and events with fiction, re-telling the history of King Alfred the Great and his desire to unite the many separate kingdoms into what would become England. The Last Kingdom premieres Saturday, October 10, 10:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA.
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2015) Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything - her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan - in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it's only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). From CBS Television Studios, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom ("Robot Chicken"), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada"); and Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer," "The Amazing Spider-Man" films).
BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, June 2015) THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN -- Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. This ambitious project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories, and addresses some big questions. By understanding the human brain, we can come close to understanding humanity. -- Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
TRUTH BE TOLD (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) If you can think it, they will say it. From producer Will Packer ("Ride Along") and director Pam Fryman ("How I Met Your Mother") comes this unabashed new comedy about two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can't help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. The cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb. DJ Nash serves as writer and executive producer. Will Packer and director Pam Fryman (pilot) also executive produce. "People Are Talking" is produced by Universal Television and Will Packer Productions.
BELIEF (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 10/18/15 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, July 2015) Oprah Winfrey presents "Belief," a landmark television event exploring humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves. This groundbreaking original series invites viewers to witness some of the world's most fascinating spiritual journeys through the eyes of the believers. Traveling to the far reaches of world, and to places cameras have rarely been, "Belief" searches the origins of diverse faiths and the heart of what really matters. From the epic to the intimate, webbed throughout each hour are stories of people on spiritual journeys, taking them to sacred spaces, including: the largest peaceful gathering in the history of the world as a group of believers seek redemption along the banks of a holy river; a free climber on the side of a mountain who believes there is no greater power than just being present as he climbs without rope; inside the ceremonies of the past as a 21st century woman seeks to find a miracle cure using ancient ceremonial treatments; the quiet of the night as a culture seeks to hang on to its 50,000 year-old history by searching the stars for insight to share with future generations; and, a courtroom and prison where a grieving mother must grapple with forgiveness as she comes face-to-face with her son's killer. These stories and others will all lead us to ask: "What do you believe?" "Belief" is co-produced by the award-winning production companies Harpo Studios and part2 pictures. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Sheri Salata, Jon Sinclair, David Shadrack Smith, Greg Henry and Kim Woodard.
DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) Even five-star hotels have dirty little secrets. Full of salacious acts, secret trysts and cold-blooded murder, DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS gives viewers a peek behind closed doors to shocking crimes that happened inside hotels. Premiering Wednesday, October 21 at 9/8c, DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS pairs together ID's true-crime intrigue with the cinematic storytelling experience of award-winning director Joel Schumacher, who is the executive producer of the series. "The Investigation Discovery team was thrilled to work with Joel Schumacher on DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. "Calling on Joel's affinity for ID and true crime stories, this series stylistically explores the hidden motives and dark secrets that ultimately led to gruesome murders in well-known hotels." Bolstered by the legendary Schumacher's creative genius, each hour-long episode of DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS weaves together cinematic-style reenactments, actual crime scene footage and commentary from hotel staff, true-crime experts and the victim's family and friends.
SUPERGIRL (CBS)
· [series premiere - special time] · 10/26/15 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman's (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents' help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet's former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Arrow"), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter ("Arrow").
WICKED CITY (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) "Wicked City" follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock 'n' roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. "Wicked City" stars Ed Westwick as Kent, Erika Christensen as Betty, Adam Rothenberg as Jack, Taissa Farmiga as Karen, Gabriel Luna as Paco, Karolina Wydra as Dianne, Holley Fain as Trish, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Diver and Anne Winters as Vicki. "Wicked City" was written by Steven Baigelman. Executive producers are Steven Baigelman and Mandeville Television's Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. "Wicked City" is produced by ABC Studios.
ASH VS EVIL DEAD (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 10/31/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, July 2015) STARZ today announced the highly anticipated premiere of original series "Ash vs Evil Dead" on Saturday, October 31 at 9 PM ET/PT and released the first live action trailer during the series' Comic Con panel in San Diego. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. "Ash vs Evil Dead," which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons -personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its "Evil" grip.
BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2015) This November, Investigation Discovery (ID) turns to the doyenne of television journalism to shed new light on America's most infamous political scandals and controversial cases. In BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS, ID pairs with legendary journalist Barbara Walters and ABC's Lincoln Square Productions to explore the gripping stories that once dominated the 24-hour news cycle and captivated the nation. Along the way, Walters takes viewers behind the scenes revealing her personal thoughts and insights for the first time, ever, and conducts new and exclusive interviews with key players involved in the original case. The world premiere series, BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS, debuts Monday, November 2 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery. "Journalist. Author. Television personality. In our lifetime, there is no other name more associated with headlines and stories that mesmerized readers and viewers than Barbara Walters. Indeed, only the incomparable Barbara Walters could deliver these original interviews and get the subjects to speak to her," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. "From an emotional reunion with Kimberly Mays, who was switched at birth, to the first-ever on camera interview with Gloria Chapman, the wife of Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon, Barbara peels back the layers of the nation's most fascinating scandals to uncover new and never-before-heard details, leaving America hooked once again."
ANGEL FROM HELL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/15 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2015) ANGEL FROM HELL stars Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch in a single-camera comedy about Amy (Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison's (Maggie Lawson) organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her "guardian angel." Allison is an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not tell anyone about her, Allison can't discuss this over-the-top oddball with her father and business partner, Marv (Kevin Pollak), a sunburned dermatologist who shares an office with Allison, or her younger brother, Brad (Kyle Bornheimer), a pharmaceutical sales rep who lives over her garage. As Allison tries to push Amy away, Amy makes her final pitch: her sole mission is to provide Allison with helpful guidance that nudges her in the right direction in life - and it's her final chance to prove herself as an angel. With that, Allison agrees to this unlikely relationship because maybe a weird friend is exactly what she needs... and what if Amy really is her "guardian angel"? Tad Quill and Emmy Award winner Don Scardino ("30 Rock") are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by Don Scardino.
MASTER OF NONE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/6/15 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2015) Based on the comedic viewpoints of Aziz Ansari, the show follows the personal and professional lives of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev's story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner. Ansari stars in and created the series with Alan Yang; both serve as executive producers alongside Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Dave Becky (Louie) and David Miner (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The series also stars H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu and is produced by Universal TV and 3 Arts for Netflix.
FLESH AND BONE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/8/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, April 2015) Starz today announced that "Flesh and Bone," the eight-hour limited series created by Emmy(R) award-winning "Breaking Bad" Writer and Executive Producer Moira Walley-Beckett, will premiere on Sunday November 8, 2015. "Flesh and Bone" follows a young dancer with a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. The dark, gritty, complex series unflinchingly explores New York City through the eyes of Claire, played by Sarah Hay ("Black Swan"), an emotionally wounded but transcendent ballerina navigating the dysfunction and glamour of the ballet world. Claire's self-destructive tendencies amid her vaulting ambitions drive her in compelling, unforeseeable ways, especially when she is confronted with the machinations of the company's mercurial Artistic Director, played by Ben Daniels ("House of Cards," "Law & Order UK") and an unwelcome visitor from her past.
CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· [series premiere - special time] · 11/10/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling "Chicago" franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running. The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta. Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas serve as writers and executive producers. Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski and director Joe Chappelle (pilot) also executive produce. "Chicago Med" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
INTO THE BADLANDS (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/15 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, July 2015) AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour that its new martial arts drama series "Into the Badlands" will premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In a land controlled by feudal barons, "Into the Badlands" tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land. From AMC Studios, the six-part series is created by executive producers/showrunners/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, "Smallville"), and executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (Pulp Fiction, Contagion), director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Nights), fight director Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero, House of Fury) and Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero).
JIM HENSON'S TURKEY HOLLOW (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/15 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2015) Just in time for Thanksgiving, Lifetime joins forces with The Jim Henson Company on the Lifetime Original Movie, Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow, starrring Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Mary Steenburgen (Orange is the New Black, Last Man on Earth), Jay Harrington (Benched, Better Off Ted) and Grammy(R) and SAG winner Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (Fast and Furious ). The live-action family-friendly film is based on original characters and story written in 1968 by creative mastermind Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner, Jerry Juhl (The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock). Currently in production in Vancouver, Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow will premiere November 21, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
MASTER P'S FAMILY EMPIRE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/15 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, June 2015) REELZ today announced that, for the first time, music mogul Master P is opening the doors to his family home on the network's original series, Master P's Family Empire. Master P, whose real name is Percy Miller, is a single father who made it his mission to forge the Miller family empire - but with five kids ranging in age from nine to 25 it's not always easy keeping his business interests in order, let alone keeping his kids on track. How will he manage his own projects along with the singing, modeling, acting and sports careers of his children without losing his mind? Master P's Family Empire will give an inside look at how this single father skillfully juggles his roles as entrepreneur, philanthropist and hip-hop artist with his most important role: being a dad. Master P's Family Empire is produced by Asylum Entertainment and premieres Saturday, November 28.
WIZ LIVE!, THE (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/15 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2015) NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition with a live television production of the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical that brought the vivid world of Oz to the streets of New York in a fresh, funky, sing-a-long journey down the yellow brick road. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("The Sound of Music Live!," "Peter Pan Live!") serve as executive producers. Kenny Leon will direct with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material. "The Wiz Live!" is produced by Universal Television in association with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical.
GREASE: LIVE (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/31/16 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, January 2015) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that superstar singers, dancers and actresses Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Rock of Ages") and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical," "Spring Breakers") have been cast in leading roles in GREASE: LIVE (working title). With Hough as the angelic "Sandy" - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Hudgens as iconic bad girl "Rizzo," this first-ever live television production of "Grease" will re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation. Airing LIVE Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, GREASE: LIVE (wt) will be executive-produced by acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt. GREASE: LIVE (wt) is based on the original musical "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures' 1978 feature adaptation. It will be a Paramount Television production.