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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
CAKE HUNTERS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
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DOUGLAS FAMILY GOLD (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, March 2016) As Olympic champion Gabby Douglas wins the all-around title at the American Cup this past weekend, Oxygen Media readies for Rio with its new docu-series "Douglas Family Gold" premiering Wednesday, May 25 at 10pm ET/PT. Following gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas and her support system, which include matriarch Natalie Hawkins, sisters Arielle "Arie" Hawkins, Joyelle "Joy" Douglas, brother, Johnathan Douglas and grandmother Miss Carolyn Ford, this series chronicles their journey and sacrifices as Gabby heads back to the Olympic Games and attempts a history-making performance. At 16, Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas stunned the world in 2012 by becoming the first African American in history to win the USA team and individual all-around gold medals at the Summer Olympics. Now 20, after a couple of years away from the sport, Gabby returns laser-focused, more confident and doesn't just want to be on the medal podium in Rio, she wants gold. Behind her meteoric rise was a family willing to sacrifice everything to help her accomplish her dreams. This time, as Gabby trains tirelessly in Ohio with her grandmother by her side, the rest of the family keeps busy juggling Gabby's business and their own lives back in California. Her brother John is a standout athlete in track, while devoted sisters Arie and Joy are eager to blaze their own paths with "Momager" Natalie keeping this tight-knit family in-check. With Gabby's dogged determination and her family's unwavering support, this dream team proves that sometimes things are better the second time around.
SHOWING ROOTS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/26/16 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2016) Set in the year 1977, two women look to integrate their small town, inspired by the miniseries Roots as it hits the airwaves. In a small southern town where there definitely are still "right" and "wrong" sides of the tracks, these two young women -- one white, one black -- forge an unlikely friendship that sparks a journey of independence, self-discovery, and ultimately results in the discovery of the perfect hairdo. Stars Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, Adam Brody, Cicely Tyson. (2016)
BUDDY'S FAMILY VACATION (FOOD)
· [series premiere - special time] · 5/27/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, April 2016) Buddy Valastro trades the bakery for an RV this summer and takes a memorable road trip to experience the sites and flavors of the South with his wife Lisa and their four kids in the eight-episode series Buddy's Family Vacation, premiering Friday, May 27th at 8pm (all times ET/PT) with two back-to-back-episodes on Food Network. The adventure begins at home in New Jersey, where Buddy and Lisa come up with the rules of the road to keep any family trip on track, and the Valastro gang packs up to go South for their first destinations: Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina. From feeding alligators and eating spicy etoufee in New Orleans, Louisiana; taking ghost tours in Savannah, Georgia; to visiting the iconic Americana of Graceland and Dollywood, Buddy's Family Vacation is an epic road trip, Valastro style! After the premiere, episodes will air in the series regular timeslot on Fridays at 8:30pm.
NATIONAL ENQUIRER INVESTIGATES (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/28/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, April 2016) REELZ today announced that its new original documentary series National Enquirer Investigates will premiere Saturday, May 28, at 9pm ET/PT. Developed in partnership with American Media, Inc. and America's most popular weekly magazine, The National Enquirer, the series gives viewers unprecedented access to The National Enquirer's secret files, featuring never-before-told stories alongside fascinating new evidence, insider interviews and fresh expert analysis.
RUNNING FOR HER LIFE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/29/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2016) Alison Wynn is an amateur triathlete who convinces Dr. Laura Stevens, a controversial peak-performance trainer, to take her on as a client. Together they embark on a rigorous program combining cutting-edge physical training with experimental hypnotherapy in an effort to render Alison more competitive. Pushed to her limits and forced to explore the painful repressed memories of her mother's suicide, Dr. Stevens' punishing regimen helps Alison post impressive gains and break through her own glass ceiling; but at what cost? Alison's work and family life with her husband and daughter suffer but no sacrifice seems too great to satisfy Laura's escalating demands. In fact Laura will do whatever it takes to have Alison all to herself. As Alison runs directly into Laura's sinister psychological trap, it's up to Alison's daughter to help her mother see through the deception before they lose her forever. Claire Forlani, Michelle Nolden, Amanda Tilson star. (2016)
ROOTS (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/30/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
ROOTS (A&E)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/30/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
ROOTS (LMN)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/30/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
DRESSER, THE (STARZ)
· [original telefilm] · 5/30/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Starz's press release, March 2016) Starz today announced Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ronald Harwood's critically acclaimed play "The Dresser," starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, will premiere on STARZ on Monday, May 30th at 9 PM ET/PT. "The Dresser" will also be made available simultaneously on May 30th for STARZ subscribers on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND, in the U.S. Starz also released a first look at the trailer for the movie for television which is an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). "The Dresser" brings Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins together on screen for the first time in their acclaimed careers. It also marks Hopkins' first appearance in a television drama in more than 20 years. "The Dresser" tells the story of one fateful night, backstage in a small regional theatre during World War II as a troupe of touring actors stages a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager "Sir" (Hopkins) who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser "Norman" (McKellen) must scramble to make sure the show goes on but will Sir turn up in time and if he does will he be able to perform that night? "The Dresser" is a wickedly funny and deeply moving story of friendship and loyalty as Sir reflects on his lifelong accomplishments and seeks to reconcile his turbulent friendships with those in his employ before the final curtain. It was first adapted for the screen by Harwood himself 32 years ago, in the 1983 Peter Yates film starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay. The current production reverts to Ronald Harwood's original text as it was written for the stage.
ROOTS (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/30/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
TEENAGE NEWLYWEDS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FYI's press release, May 2016) FYI's new docuseries, "Teenage Newlyweds," follows three young couples as they take a leap of love and transition from teen sweethearts to husband and wife. The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager. Eight hour-long episodes will premiere Tuesday, May 31 at 10 pm ET/PT. "FYI continues to create unique and entertaining content that spotlights the many faces of American marriage," said Gena McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Programming and Development for FYI. "Teenage Newlyweds' joins 'Married at First Sight,' 'Arranged' and 'Seven Year Switch' as one of our latest relationship franchises that shares alternative paths to finding love." In "Teenage Newlyweds," viewers follow three couples as they learn how to build a life and future together, all while still growing up. Halie and George, both members of the Mormon Church, met while he was a missionary and were engaged after only a few short months of dating. Brenda and Travis were set-up on a blind date while attending college and sparks flew immediately, despite clashing beliefs and values. Small-town high school sweethearts, Emma and Joey have vastly different career aspirations, but are determined to make their marriage work. Universal life stages are explored across the series as viewers watch the three couples work through issues most American couples today tackle when they are older and wiser.
MAYA & MARTY IN MANHATTAN (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2016) NBC has announced a series order for "Maya and Marty in Manhattan," an hourlong live variety show starring "Saturday Night Live" veteran Maya Rudolph and comedy legend Martin Short. Lorne Michaels will executive produce. Kenan Thompson, who has been a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for 13 seasons, will also star on the show, which will be aired live each week from NBC's headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York. The series will premiere Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m., immediately following the two-hour premiere of summer's #1 reality series, "America's Got Talent." "With their cumulative expertise and experience in live comedy, we couldn't ask for a better trio to deliver what we know will be a fantastic show," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "Their respective accomplishments on 'Saturday Night Live' and beyond are extraordinary." The series will feature sketches that spoof current events, celebrities and topical trends, as well as musical performances. Among comedy circles, Rudolph and Short are considered two of the best sketch performers in the business and this collaboration will create a comedy one-two punch unlike any other on television.
SMOKED (DA)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Destinaton America's press release, May 2016) Rivalries abound in the cutthroat world of competition BBQ, where reputation and respect ride on one perfectly glazed rib or one lip-smacking bite of brisket. Whether friendly foes or full-on nemeses, the one thing every pitmaster can agree on: nothing settles the score like a cook off! Hosted by BBQ veteran and fan favorite Myron Mixon, things are about to get juicy with Destination America's all-new series SMOKED, premiering Wednesday, June 1 at 10/9c. In each episode, two pitmasters with a personal history are pitted against each other in a BBQ battle to prove once and for all who's the best and who's gonna get smoked. Along with a rotating panel of all-star judges, three-time world barbecue champion Myron Mixon - the winningest man in barbecue - guides the action and ultimately decides the competitors' fate.
AMERICAN MONSTER (ID)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2016) If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? In AMERICAN MONSTER, you find out. For the first time, viewers get closer than ever to some of America's most shocking and surprising crimes. Filled with never-before-seen footage of these devils in disguise, from home movie shots of them playing with their kids to musical performances at high school, from the church cook-out to the wedding video, AMERICAN MONSTER interweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with 'behind-the-scenes' footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent.
CLEVERMAN (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, April 2016) SundanceTV and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV) together announced that the drama series "Cleverman" will launch in the United States on SundanceTV on Wednesday, June 1 at 10/9c, and in Australia on ABC and ABC iview on Thursday, June 2 at 9.30pm. Set in the near future, "Cleverman" is a startlingly original drama rooted in Aboriginal mythology. The series depicts a deeply conflicted and anxious society, fearful of a minority group living among them, endowed with extraordinary physical traits. One young man - The Cleverman - struggles with his own power and the responsibility to unite this divided world, but he must first overcome a deep estrangement from his older brother. The series is based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen.
ROOTS (A&E)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/2/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
ROOTS (HISTORY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/2/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
ROOTS (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/2/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
ROOTS (LMN)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/2/16 at 9:00 PM
(from History's press release, May 2016) "ROOTS" is a historical journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he's sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. "ROOTS" stars Laurence Fishburne, Tip "T.I." Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rege-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker and introduces Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte.
LONE STAR LAW (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, May 2016) The force is strong Thursday nights with back-to-back premieres of two of Animal Planet's finest law enforcement series. Beginning Thursday, June 2, at 9 PM ET/PT, Maine's NORTH WOODS LAW returns for an all-new season with 11 episodes full of unexpected twists and shakeups. Immediately following, viewers are introduced to Texas' elite game wardens in the series premiere of LONE STAR LAW at 10 PM ET/PT. The saying is true: everything is bigger in Texas, including the jobs of the Texas Game Wardens who protect the Lone Star State's wildlife and more than 27 million citizens. LONE STAR LAW features the men and women of this elite patrol force who look out for more than a quarter-million squares miles of deserts, lakes, piney woods, bayous, plains and coast. The Texas Game Wardens encounter many dangerous situations that affect citizens and animals. At a moment's notice, they must rush to investigate large-scale poaching cases, save victims from flash floods, disrupt illegal smuggling operations along the Gulf of Mexico and rescue injured wildlife. The Texas Game Wardens have their hands full every day protecting both animals and citizens, and with Texas being the second largest state in the U.S., there seems to be no slowing down any time soon.
BEACH BITES WITH KATIE LEE (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, April 2016) Katie Lee crosses sand and surf in search of the best beach foods to dive into, with the best views to match, on Cooking Channel's Beach Bites with Katie Lee, premiering on Thursday, June 2nd at 10pm ET/7pm PT. On this gourmet getaway, Katie follows her taste buds to find delicious dishes, and along the way meets the chefs serving up the finest fare that the shores have to offer. From freshly-caught seafood to local twists on grilled favorites, Katie will try it all, with time to spare for cocktails and sweet treats. In each of the six half-hour long episodes, Katie searches high and low for the most mouthwatering meals and gets a look at how they are prepared. In Miami, Katie snacks on pork and chicken Cuban pressed sandwiches, then over in Key West, she nibbles on Conch Fritters with a home-made key lime sauce from local limes that made the island famous. In Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, Katie gets tropical with Coconut Shrimp Arepas. Over on the Golden Isles off the coast of Georgia, Katie finds Crab Hush Puppies with Homemade Pickles - the perfect mix of traditional Southern fare with a seafood flair. While in St. Barths Katie gets a taste of European-luxury and casual-island cooking with Snapper Chimichurri served with local Caribbean Squash. Then it is bold flavors and spices with Chile Rellenos in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico and a sweet sip of a Pineapple Raicilla Cocktail to wash it down. Sunglasses, flip flops and an appetite are all you need on this trip!
VINTAGE FLIP (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2016) Jessie and Tina Rodriguez are living the American dream in Orange County, Calif., taking their passion for vintage homes and turning them into successful flips. In each episode, this creative couple will find, buy, restore and market a vintage home.
WORD PARTY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) A vocabulary building show for preschoolers from The Jim Henson Company,Word Party follows four adorable baby animals as they sing, dance and play. The show invites our youngest viewers to help teach the baby animals new words, learn these new words themselves, and even celebrate these achievements with a "Word Party!" Word Party is produced using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson's Creature Shop that allows puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time - enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous.
ALL IN WITH CAM NEWTON (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/16 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, May 2016) Nickelodeon and Cam Newton step into the lives of real kids, to help them fulfill their life long dreams, in the new docu-series, All in with Cam Newton, premiering Friday, June 3, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The 20-episode series, hosted by Newton, pairs kids with unique mentors who lend their expertise in a variety of fields, like gymnastics, animation, basketball and even local city government. Produced by Magical Elves, new episodes of All in with Cam Newton will continue to air Fridays at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Click here for a sneak peek. Every episode features kids learning from a widely diverse pool of mentors. From perfecting the perfect floor routine with three-time Olympian gymnast Dominque Dawes to learning tricks of illusion with David Copperfield, and designing a runway gown with Tim Gunn (Project Runway), Newton will champion kids every step of the way, as their ultimate sidekick to make sure their dreams and visions come true.
WEDDING BELLS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/3/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2016) Molly Quinn is a young New York fashion designer who would rather be single than risk being hurt by love. As she struggles to create a new fashion line, Molly's socialite best friend, Amy, and her fiancé, James, invite her to dinner. At a trendy restaurant, Molly meets handsome chef Nick Turner, a confirmed bachelor, who also believes that love only leads to heartache. When Amy learns that her wealthy family has suddenly gone broke, she is forced to cancel her elaborate wedding plans. Lending a helping hand, Nick offers to cater the affair at his father's closed-down Massachusetts inn, and Molly volunteers to spearhead the wedding preparations. At the inn, Molly and Nick are greeted by Charlie, Nick's gruff-but-lovable dad, who is still grieving over the loss of his wife. As they beautify the resort and prepare for the upcoming wedding, Molly's vintage tastes and emphasis on comfort clash with Nick's refined sensibilities. Before long, Molly and Nick are inspired by a collection of Charlie's old love letters and - despite their not believing in romance - find themselves falling for each other. On the day of the wedding, Amy and James realize they are not right for one another and decide to call it off. As her friends' wedding plans unravel, Molly worries that a relationship with Nick wouldn't work out, and suggests they part ways. But when she returns to the New York fashion scene, Molly can't stop reminiscing about her time at the inn - and her time with Nick. With the inn now staged for a perfect wedding, the young fashion designer wonders if it's too late to finally take a chance on love.
OUTCAST (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, March 2016) The CINEMAX drama series OUTCAST will launch its ten-episode season FRIDAY, JUNE 3 and has been renewed for a second season ahead of the series debut, it was announced today at the 2016 SXSW Festival. The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman ("The Walking Dead"), and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black. "OUTCAST has been a passion project of mine for many years," said Kirkman. "Seeing it come together has been a huge thrill for me. What we've been able to achieve on CINEMAX, with its unprecedented creative freedom, frankly, almost scares ME at times." "Going into the first season of OUTCAST, we knew that Robert Kirkman had once again created a world that would scare us to our core," said Kary Antholis, president, CINEMAX Original Programming. "But what he, Chris Black and the rest of their team have delivered has exceeded even those high expectations. We believe our viewers will immediately be sucked into OUTCAST's intense and creepy landscape, which is why we have chosen to pick up a second season." Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, OUTCAST follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher who has personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate - and the fate of the world - forever.
YOU MAY NOW KILL THE BRIDE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/4/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2016) Nicole and Mark get engaged, but his stepsister believes she has a claim on him and is willing to do anything to be his bride. Tammin Sursok, Ashley Newbrough and Rocky Myers star. (2016)
MS MATCHED (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/4/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2016) Hallmark Channel has added "Ms. Matched" starring Alexa PenaVega ("Spy Kids") to its June Weddings celebration. Premiering Saturday, June 4, 9 pm ET/PT, 8C, PenaVega portrays a successful wedding planner trying to make dreams come true for brides by organizing fairytale weddings. But when she is paired with a financial advisor at a wedding expo, she soon realizes he is giving the exact opposite advice to their audience by telling them to save their money. When they are forced to spend more time together than they bargained for, they find out that they have more in common than they think.
VET LIFE, THE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, May 2016) Equal parts laughter and drama, THE VET LIFE follows veterinarians, Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne, as they navigate the balancing act of running their newly-opened animal hospital while managing the everyday stress of raising their families alongside their wives. The series captures the doctors' home life with their spouses, children, parents, in-laws, pets and large group of friends. The three doctors developed a strong friendship while attending Tuskegee University's College of Veterinary Medicine and reconvened in Las Vegas where they began their careers and honed their surgery skills. After years of paying their dues, they decided to fulfill their dreams of owning their own practice and set their sights on Dr. Ross' hometown of Houston. In 2015, Cy-Fair Animal Hospital opened its doors to service the community and their pets.
NEW ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN, THE (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/16 at 8:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM EST
(from Discovery Family Channel's press release, May 2016) The fairytale island of Neverland, where children's wildest dreams come true, is being threatened by the dastardly Captain Hook. On Sunday, June 5 at 8 AM ET/7 AM CT, Discovery Family Channel introduces THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN, based on J.M. Barrie's iconic characters and classic stories. Featuring first-in-class animation, comedy and adventure, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN transports Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael and the Lost Boys and Girls to wondrous places that often turn out to be far more dangerous than anyone would have ever expected! In order to keep Neverland safe from Captain Hook, Peter and his friends fly head on into adventure to protect their right to never grow up.
HIS DOUBLE LIFE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/5/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2016) Inspired by true events. Five years after her husband was killed in a tragic car accident, Linda starts to rebuild her life and gets re-married, to her late husband's business partner Greg. When her daughter Scarlett returns home from college, she notices her new stepfather is behaving oddly and suspects that he might be having an affair. She follows him and seems to confirm her suspicions when he meets up with another woman. Things get scarier, though, when a day later on the news, the same mysterious other woman is reported dead. Scarlett starts to wonder... who is this man living in their home? Emmanuelle Vaugier, Brian Krause, Christine Prosperi, Santiago Segura star. (2016)
FEED THE BEAST (AMC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 6/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2016) AMC today released an extended trailer from the network's upcoming original series "Feed the Beast," now premiering on Sunday, June 5th at 10pm ET/PT. The series, then moves to its regular Tuesday night time slot on June 7th. On that night, viewers will be offered an encore of the show's premiere episode at 9 p.m. ET and its all-new second episode at 10 p.m. ET. Starring David Schwimmer ("American Crime Story," "Band of Brothers," "Friends") and Jim Sturgess (21, Across the Universe, Cloud Atlas), the series is about two best friends, Tommy Moran (Schwimmer), and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant. "Feed the Beast" tells the story of Tommy (Schwimmer) and Dion (Sturgess) who are like brothers. With all the love - and all the complications - that comes with it. Dion can't stay out of trouble. Tommy can't move past it. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around.
BARBARIANS RISING (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) "Barbarians Rising" tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian leaders who brought it down; a high-impact, visceral journey into the heart of their rebellions against absolute power. The Roman Empire called them "barbarians" - tribes the Romans viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization, who lived a brutish and violent existence. But they were also some of the fiercest warriors in history - men and women who rose up to resist so that they might live free, or die. The eight-part/ four-week docu-drama reveals the true story of the 700-year battle to bring down one of the strongest empires the world has ever known, an epic fight for freedom that shaped the world to come. Featuring fully dramatized portrayals of barbarian icons including Hannibal, Spartacus, Arminius, Boudica and Attila, and an eclectic group of experts and contributors to reveal the true history behind the legends.
VANISHING WOMEN, THE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, March 2016) On the surface, Chillicothe, Ohio is the epitome of quintessential Middle America. But this home in the heartland was catapulted into the national spotlight recently for a much darker claim to fame: a string of six young women have gone missing or been found dead in the past year and a half. The women, all in their 20s and 30s, are believed to have known each other and all have ties to the dark underbelly of this small town, leading the local community to fear a serial killer on the loose. With unprecedented access, Investigation Discovery (ID) has teamed with law enforcement, loved ones of the victims, and the community to document the investigation as it unfolds in an effort to bring further attention and help in solving these open cases. As ID's first serialized docuseries, the six-part series THE VANISHING WOMEN will premiere on Monday, June 6 at 10/9.
BIG BAD BBQ BRAWL (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, May 2016) Brooklyn's Shannon Ambrosio is one of New York's biggest BBQ mavericks, and this summer the chef and his crew are heading out of town to put their Northern BBQ skills to the test against expert pit masters in the South in the four-episode series Big Bad BBQ Brawl. Shannon's fiery road battle visits the BBQ scenes of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina, where smoking meat low and slow is an art. Big Bad BBQ Brawl premieres Tuesday, June 7th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Cooking Channel.
STREETS OF COMPTON (A&E)
· [series premiere - special time] · 6/9/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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WINSANITY (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, May 2016) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, will debut its innovative new game show series, WINSANITY, on Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. The series, hosted by actor Donald Faison ("Scrubs"), is unique in that the game play offers the opportunity for prizes to be won not only by the contestants but also by the studio audience. GSN has also partnered with participation TV technology company iPowow to allow viewers to play along at home in real-time for a chance to win prizes throughout the season. Each half-hour episode of WINSANITY features a contestant attempting to rank ten compelling and surprising facts in numerical order, from lowest to highest (i.e.: Which is greater: the number of marriages each year in the US, or the number of President Barack Obama's Twitter followers?). Every time a contestant is correct and wins a prize, so does a randomly selected portion of the studio audience. However, if a contestant gives a wrong answer at any point, they, and the audience lose everything, and a new contestant takes his or her place and continues the game, trying to win prizes that increase in value with each round.
LADYLIKE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/9/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, May 2016) MTV today announced the premiere of the brand new 30-minute hidden camera prank show "Ladylike," premiering on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Ladylike takes the attitude and subject matter of "Girl Code" and steps out of the studio and onto the street. Lead by "Girl Code" alum Nicole Byer, the "Ladylike" team pokes holes in traditional ideas of "ladylike" behavior by pranking the unsuspecting public. The show will also feature the talents of Megan Gailey, Jade Catta-Preta, Blair Socci, Shannon Coffey, Anna-Lee Wright and Matteo Lane. Through a sharp, comedic lens, "Ladylike" upends gendered stereotypes and disrupts sexist ideas around issues like reproductive rights and gender norms. Pranks like "Save our Sperm" challenges men to engage their own bodies in the struggle for reproductive rights, while "Toys for Boys" asks a focus group to consider some very special dolls made just for boys, and "Junk Male" flips the male-gaze with hilarious results.
VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside of China, to a number of new original series for the whole family from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library. In addition, the deal extends the rights of current original series for kids from the studio available on the service throughout operating Netflix markets as well as expanding to include second window rights for the series everywhere around the world, outside of China. Series include The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, Dragons: Race to the Edge, among others. Starting in 2016, Netflix will launch several new series from DWA, including a reimagining of Voltron, and the new series, Trollhunters, from master storyteller Guillermo del Toro, who will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.
KILLING MOMMY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/11/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2016) When their mother announces her plans to remarry and sell the family estate, twin sisters Juliana and Deb have different reactions to the news. Juliana feels her mother will continue to support her, while Deb begins to threaten her mother's happiness to the point of threatening her life. Yvonne Zima, Claire Rankin and Rob Stewart star. (2016)
STOP THE WEDDING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/11/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2016) When Annabelle Coakley, a young, single attorney, finds out that her beloved aunt who raised her is marrying a famous actor who is known just as much for his multiple failed marriages as for his acting career, Annabelle's protective instincts take over and she is determined to keep her aunt from making a big mistake. The groom-to-be's son also runs to the rescue of his father, believing he has once again found a bride in love with his money instead of him. When the two young saviors meet, things get messy. But in the process of trying to stop the wedding, they find themselves falling in love and learning to let go.
HOLLYWOOD 911 (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, May 2016) REELZ today announced new original series Hollywood 911 will premiere Saturday, June 11 at 10pm ET/PT and the return of original series Murder Made Me Famous and CopyCat Killers with new episodes premiering on Saturday, July 23 starting at 9pm ET/PT. Hollywood 911 presents a first-person perspective on celebrities' most dangerous and outrageous moments as heard through 911 calls. Hollywood 911 includes the actual emergency calls made by Sandra Bullock during a terrifying home invasion, Justin Bieber as paparazzi pursued him at high speed on a freeway and Lindsay Lohan's wild call as she confronted workers at the Betty Ford clinic when she tried to re-enter after escaping. In the June 11 premiere episode hear the real 911 call from Shia Lebeouf as he confronts a stalker inside his home and also hear the frantic emergency calls for incidents involving Whitney Houston and Lamar Odom. Hollywood 911 is produced by Conveyor Media.
AMERICAN WEST, THE (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, April 2016) AMC announced today that the original series "Hell on Wheels" is set to premiere the last seven episodes of its fifth and final season on Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM, followed by the series premiere of the Robert Redford and Stephen David ("The Men Who Built America," "The World Wars") produced limited event series "The American West" at 10 PM, making Saturday nights on AMC must-watch television for Western fans. Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, "The American West," will show how - in the aftermath of the Civil War - the United States transforms into the "land of opportunity." Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The 8-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The series features exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris and more.
NIGHT STALKER, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 6/12/16 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, May 2016) LMN acquired The Night Stalker, starring Golden Globe(R) nominee Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire) and Critic's Choice Award winner Bellamy Young (Scandal), and will premiere the film on Sunday, June 12 at 8pm ET/PT. Based on the book of the same name by Philip Carlo, the movie will compete at the New American Cinema competition at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 4th. Known to many as the "Night Stalker," Richard Ramirez was a cruel and prolific serial killer who murdered 14 people and terrorized Los Angeles in the summer of 1985. Though Ramirez was ultimately convicted of these atrocities and remained on death row for nearly 30 years, suspicion loomed of him having committed additional crimes. The Night Stalker tells the story of Kit (Young), an attorney who travels to San Quentin on an impossible mission to clear the name of Harrison Johnson (Hawthorne James, Seven), a death row inmate in Texas whom she believes has been wrongly accused of murders perpetrated by Ramirez (Phillips). Kit lived in Los Angeles during the fear-tinged summer where Ramirez terrified its citizens and confronting him dredges up old and frightening memories of her own past. As the days count down to the Texas man's execution, Kit confronts Ramirez about his unspeakable crimes in search of an elusive confession, plunging into intense psychological depths in her quest for the truth.
STILL THE KING (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, March 2016) The comedy "Still The King" debuts Sunday, June 12 at 9pm ET/PT, a few days after the "2016 CMT Music Awards."The series boasts an impressive ensemble cast with Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Lauren Adams ("Big Daddy," "Mall Rats"), MadisonIseman ("Laid in America," Nickelodeon's "Henry Danger"), Lacey Chabert ("Mean Girls," "Party of Five"), Leslie David Baker ("The Office"),Kevin Farley ("The Waterboy"), Travis Nicholson and Jon Sewell. "Still The King" follows Vernon (Cyrus), a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit-wonder who crashes back into the life of his ex (Adams) and discovers he had a daughter (Iseman) he knew nothing about.
RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, April 2016) AMC today announced that the network's upcoming original non-fiction series "Ride with Norman Reedus" is set to premiere on Sunday, June 12th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Following a new episode of the highly anticipated drama "Preacher," "Ride with Norman Reedus" follows "The Walking Dead" fan-favorite star and motorcycle enthusiast as he hits the open road to explore local biker culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen around the country. This Sunday, April 24th, viewers can check out a brand new series teaser during "Fear The Walking Dead," airing at 9pm ET/PT. Each one-hour installment of "Ride with Norman Reedus" will feature Reedus with a riding companion - notable guests include Peter Fonda, Robert Rodriguez and Balthazar Getty - as they journey to new destinations throughout the United States, including North Carolina, Florida, California, Nevada, Texas and Louisiana. Reedus and friends stop by various locales such as custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collector's warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse. The series is produced by Left/Right Productions.
GUILT (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 6/13/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, April 2016) The definition of guilt is being responsible for wrongdoing or a crime. In the murder of Molly Ryan, many are guilty in different ways, but only one is truly guilty of her murder. When Natalie's sister Grace becomes the prime suspect in her roommate Molly's murder and popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her. With the help of an ethically questionable ex-pat lawyer Stan Gutterie, Natalie starts to question how innocent her sister may really be as more ugly truths start to emerge. In this one-hour soapy drama, the mystery will twist through all layers of London society - from a posh but depraved sex club and all the way up to the Royal Family itself. "Guilt" stars Billy Zane, Emily Tremaine, Daisy Head, Cristian Solimeno, Naomi Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Fall, Simona Brown and Sam Cassidy. "Guilt" comes from Lionsgate TV and Thunderbird Films. The series is executive-produced by Kathryn Price, Nichole Millard, Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Larry Shaw and Stephen McPherson. Premieres Monday, June 13 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
BRAINDEAD (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, March 2016) BRAINDEAD, from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed creators and executive producers of THE GOOD WIFE, premieres Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The event series is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.
SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 6/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, April 2016) NBC has set Wednesday, June 1 (10-11 p.m.) as the premiere date for the third season of its medical drama series "The Night Shift" and Monday, June 13 (10-11 p.m.) as the preview of the highly anticipated new alternative competition series "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge." Following previews on June 13 and June 20 with "American Ninja Warrior" as its lead-in, "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" will shift to its regular 9 p.m. timeslot on Thursday, June 23. Inspired by Spartan Race - the creators of the world's most demanding obstacle course races - "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" raises the bar on team competitions. Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance and will. Teams of five will compete on one the most demanding courses ever devised and will have to push through the pain to win $250,000.
UNCLE BUCK (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2016) Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a charismatic hustler who has gotten by on his charm for years. But when his brother, Will (James Lesure), and sister-in-law, Alexis (Nia Long), move to town and need help with their kids, he steps up to become their "manny," and their lives will never be the same. Will and Alexis are wary of Buck's questionable parenting skills, but his unique perspective and street smarts provide some unconventional solutions to raising their three rambunctious kids, who typically make a hobby out of terrorizing their nannies. "Uncle Buck" stars Mike Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy. Executive producers are Will Packer, Steven Cragg and Brian D. Bradley. Co-executive producers are Korin Huggins, Kenny Smith, Michael Pennie and Franco E. Bario. "Uncle Buck" is produced by Universal Television and ABC Studios.
ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TNT's press release, May 2016) TNT is expanding the premiere of its bold new drama series Animal Kingdom to two hours and moving the launch to a new date. The series will now debut with the two-hour opener on Tuesday, June 14, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Animal Kingdom stars Emmy(R) and Tony(R) winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy's Life, Ocean's Thirteen), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls), Daniella Alonso (Revolution) and Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers, Ithaca).
TO TELL THE TRUTH (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2016) Hosted by Anthony Anderson, "To Tell the Truth" is an anarchic and funny re-imagination of the beloved, game show of the same name. The all-new version takes the excitement to another level, featuring fun characters from pop culture over the six-episode series. Anderson presides over four famous faces, including legend Betty White (who has appeared on previous versions of the show), actress NeNe Leakes, NBA star Jalen Rose and a special guest for each episode. In each round they are presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. One is sworn to tell the truth while the others are not. The panel of celebrities has a chance to grill each participant before taking turns deciding who they think is telling the truth. "To Tell the Truth" is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Barry Poznick, Toby Gorman, Jeff Gaspin, George Moll and Anthony Anderson are executive producers.
FAMOUSLY SINGLE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2016) This new one-hour, eight episode series moves the eight love-challenged celebrities (Pauly D, Brandi Glanville, Willis McGahee, Aubrey O'Day, Josh Murray, Jessica White, Calum Best and Somaya Reece) into a loft based in downtown Los Angeles together where relationship expert Dr. Darcy Sterling will help these stars come to terms with the cold hard truths behind their questionable romantic history. Through a series of exercises, one-on-one sessions and real dates, viewers will get a voyeuristic bird's eye view of the stars' emotional journeys as they learn how to find love. The celebs will be paired up for most exercises resulting in the perfect balance of conflict and chemistry as they challenge each other through their relationship-rehab.
I AM HOMICIDE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2016) When the streets talk, he listens. Where a crime scene has already been picked over, he can see things everyone else missed. Meet homicide detective Garry McFadden, the focus of Investigation Discovery's all-new original series I AM HOMICIDE. After nearly three decades with the Charlotte Police Department, Det. McFadden has solved more than 700 homicide cases, resulting in a 90-percent success rate with the investigations he pursues. But his work doesn't stop at protecting and serving the community of Charlotte. Chances are that when a call comes in, he knows the victim, the family, or even the perpetrator, because he has made it his mission to be one with the people of Charlotte, operating his investigations out of a local diner instead of the police precinct so he can truly get to know residents across the city and gain their confidence. Det. McFadden uses his street smarts to work the neighborhood networks and gather critical information for leads, at times risking his life by trusting the streets he calls home. I AM HOMICIDE world premieres Tuesday, June 14 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery.
WRECKED (TBS)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 6/14/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, April 2016) TBS, a division of Turner, has set the premiere date for Wrecked, the network's new ensemble comedy about a group of strangers stranded on a deserted island following a plane crash. The latest in TBS's growing slate of daring new comedies, Wrecked is set to take off Tuesday, June 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) with back-to-back episodes. Wrecked is a single-camera comedy that centers on a diverse group of survivors adjusting to being stranded on an uninhabited island, a dangerous new world where they must face many threats - mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without such modern comforts as indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi, social media and Chipotle.
SKIN WARS: FRESH PAINT (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 6/15/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, May 2016) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the debut of the new one-hour skill-based competition series SKIN WARS: FRESH PAINT, the first-ever spinoff from the network's hit series SKIN WARS. Hosted by master of transformation, RuPaul Charles, the new series will debut Wednesday, June 15 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following a new episode of SKIN WARS. SKIN WARS: FRESH PAINT features three of SKIN WARS top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week. These artists are at the top of their game in their own disciplines, but will leave their creative comfort zones to compete in body painting for the first time, attempting to win the $10,000 prize at the end of each show and become a Skin Wars: Fresh Paint Champion. In each self-contained episode, the three Skin Wars All-Stars will work with artists from a variety of backgrounds and skillsets and give them a crash course in body painting. They'll help their mentees navigate through several rounds of intense competition, pushing them to apply their talents to the human canvas in innovative ways. It all culminates in a final challenge where the remaining two artists must put all they've learned to the test, completing a full body masterpiece on their own. In the end they'll be judged by international master body painter Emma Cammack and art critic Mat Gleason, founder of the renowned Coagula Art Journal and contributor to The Huffington Post.
DECKER: UNCLASSIFIED (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/16 at 11:15 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:15 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, May 2016) A successful web series and an action-packed powerhouse, Decker: Unclassified follows Agent Jack Decker as he subverts terrorist plots against his beloved America. Joined by ally and master code breaker Agent Jonathan Kington, the two navigate evils both foreign and domestic threatening a once great nation. The series was created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.
MOTHER, MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER? (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/18/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2016) In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the cult classic, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?, Lifetime and Sony Pictures Television team up with James Franco to remake the classic TV movie, premiering Saturday, June 18 at 8pm ET/PT. The retelling stars Franco and reunites Tori Spelling (True Tori) and Ivan Sergei (Jack and Jill) from the original film and also features Leila George (The Long Home), Emily Meade (Broad City) and Nick Eversman (Wild). With a story by Franco, this updated classic features a vampire love story that brings a whole new meaning to "sleeping with danger." The film comes on the heels of Lifetime's successful and buzziest movie event of 2015, A Deadly Adoption, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. The original version of Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? will be available beginning April 29th on Lifetime Movie Club (www.lifetimemovieclub.com). When theater major Leah (George), brings home the special someone in her life to meet her mom, Julie (Spelling), the family is met with a surprise when Pearl (Meade) comes to the door. Julie tries to embrace the idea of Leah's new love interest, but she can't shake the feeling that something is very wrong. Julie's suspicions lead to a startling discovery about Pearl that puts Leah in serious danger. Will Julie be able to save her daughter from an eternity of heartache before it's too late?
CONVENIENT GROOM, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/18/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2016) In the charming New England town of Nantucket, Dr. Kate Lawrence, a celebrity relationship expert, shoots another dating advice video for her popular blog. Later, at a farmers market, Kate shops with her fiancé, Bryan, a handsome and perfectly polished businessman. There, Kate runs into Lucas Wright, a carpenter specializing in handcrafted furniture, who has had a crush on her since their high school days. Hoping to land a book deal, and urged by her aggressive show-business agent, Kate plans to publicly announce her engagement - and film the subsequent wedding arrangements for her blog - as a way to build her fanbase. At an upscale event, as Kate prepares to share the news, Bryan shocks her by breaking up with her and calling off the wedding. Wanting to save her from humiliation and protect her public image, Lucas steps in and pretends to be Kate's fiancé. With her career at risk, Kate reluctantly moves forward with her agent's plan to let the public continue believing that Lucas - whom she considers just a friend - is her soon-to-be husband. As a film crew shoots Kate and Lucas' wedding preparations, the counterfeit couple starts to develop real feelings for each other. When Lucas declares his affections, Kate panics and - fearing a relationship would end in heartbreak - pushes him away. As her career soars, Kate feels guilty about betraying her fans and decides to confess that Lucas is not her fiancé. But before Kate can apologize, Bryan's new girlfriend posts a viral video, exposing Kate as a liar and her engagement to Lucas as a fraud. With her career and life now in shambles, the young relationship expert learns an unexpected lesson about love, and sets out to revive the romance she let slip away.
TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2016) You've never seen swimming holes like these! We're on a mission to uncover the world's most secluded, sexy and extreme natural places to cool off. We'll hike, climb, boat and even dog-sled our way around the globe to track down the most amazing places to take a dip, jump off a cliff or explore underwater caves. From a crystal blue 100-foot waterfall buried deep in an Arizona Indian reservation and the ancient Mayan underwater caves of Mexico to America's oldest commercial quarry in Vermont and the only place on Earth where you can share your swim with a manatee, "Top Secret Swimming Holes" gives you the keys to unlock the adventure of a lifetime. [Six hour-long episodes]
TUNNEL, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2016) THE TUNNEL - When a French politician's body is found on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) investigate on behalf of their respective countries. A serial killer uses elaborate methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society. - Sundays, June 19-August 21, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET
7 WATER WONDERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2016) Across the world, resorts are constantly redefining the pool experience to draw in more guests and up the wow factor with water features. From high-octane waterslides in Florida and lazy rivers in Hawaii to panoramic infinity edges in Jamaica and full service swim-up bars in Mexico, its clear pools are an integral part of the vacation industry. On "7 Water Wonders," we dive into seven resort pools per episode highlighting over-the-top amenities and breathtaking design. So whether you are looking to soak, slide, sunbathe or swim, we've got your next aquatic vacation destination. [Four half-hour episodes]
EJ AND THE CITY (E!)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 6/19/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2016) The six-part spin-off series features glitz and glam from an all-new perspective as celebrity heir EJ Johnson, alongside his #Glamtourage -- which includes sister Elisa Johnson, Samaria Smith, daughter of LL Cool J, and Persian real estate development heir Sanaz Panahi - as they do #TheMost while jet-setting from coast to coast. The series premieres Sunday, June 19 at 11:00pm following the "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" season finale at 10:00pm ET/PT. "EJ and the City" (working title) will then move to its regular night on Thursday at 9:00pm ET/PT beginning June 23.
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES (DISNEY XD)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/16 at 10:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, April 2016) Introducing new heroes and villains to the LEGO Star Wars universe, the animated television series "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD. Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. The series will also feature familiar characters and locations from the filmed Star Wars saga. During the series' premiere week, Disney XD will debut a new episode each day, beginning Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. The first episode will also be available via Video on Demand (VOD) and the Disney XD app for users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers on Monday, June 20. The series stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies ("Glee"), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd ("Arrow"), is the oldest brother and the family's self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm's Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family. The humorous and action-packed tale of good versus evil begins when Rowan discovers the Kyber Saber, an ancient artifact with a powerful connection to the Force. Their world is turned upside down as they are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
THIS IS MIKE STUD (ESQUIRE)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Esquire Network's press release, March 2016) "This Is Mike Stud," a new eight-episode docu-series premiering Tuesday, June 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on Esquire Network, will go behind the scenes, into the hilarious and entertaining life of Mike Stud, a Duke educated, former All-American baseball player who unexpectedly turned to music after an injury robbed him of his lifelong dream to play pro ball. Viewers will come along for the wild ride during Mike's nation-wide Back2You tour as he and his loyal pack of lifelong friends navigate life on the road all while holding it together in the mercilessly harsh yet wildly exhilarating journey to becoming a superstar. What's most impressive of all, Mike has done it entirely independently - no labels, just him and the variously talented 'cast of characters' that live with him, work with him, and ultimately rely on him for their livelihood.
GREENLEAF (OWN)
· [series premiere - special night] · 6/21/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, March 2016) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network unveiled today a first look at its new original drama series "Greenleaf" from Lionsgate TV and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright ("Lost," "Six Feet Under," "Brothers and Sisters"). Featuring Oprah Winfrey's first recurring scripted television role in two decades, the family drama set against the backdrop of a sprawling Memphis megachurch will launch with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. The series will regularly air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. "Greenleaf" centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, "The Night Shift") who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister, Faith. As she reenters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David, "Enlisted" and "Community") and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield, "The Josephine Baker Story"), it becomes evident that things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family's outward display of faith hides sin and misdeeds.
AMERICAN GOTHIC (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, October 2015) The suspenseful new murder mystery AMERICAN GOTHIC premieres Wednesday, June 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The series, from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, is about a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2016) ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS, a weekly talk show hosted by one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media, will kick off its 20-show season WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. "Bill Simmons represents a unique and distinct voice with a proven track record of challenging the norm and igniting debate and discussion on a wide range of topics," said Lombardo. "We are excited about the concept Bill and his team have developed for this show, which takes advantage of Bill's intelligence, talent and insights." "I'm excited about the show, I'm excited about the title and I'm really, really excited to drop my first F-bomb on TV," says Simmons. "We are going to figure out nudity down the road, as long as it's tasteful." Spanning pop culture and touching on everything from sports and entertainment to arts and technology, ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS will feature intimate conversations with compelling guests each week. The show will also include field segments and Simmons' signature commentary on current events.
THIRTEEN (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, April 2016) Following last night's season premiere of Orphan Black, BBC AMERICA announces its new original five-part thriller, Thirteen, will make its debut Thursday, June 23rd at 10/9c, the week following Orphan Black's season finale. Created by acclaimed newcomer Marnie Dickens (Hollyoaks) and starring breakout actress Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster), the series is directed by China Moo-Young (Call the Midwife) and Vanessa Caswill (My Mad Fat Diary), with Elizabeth Kilgarriff (Luther) executive producing. Thirteen is an emotional rollercoaster that explores how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, while questioning who to trust when you can't even trust yourself. The BBC AMERICA co-production follows Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer, Doctor Foster) on the day she escapes from the cellar that has been her prison for the last 13 years. It's the day she'll return to her home, to her family, to her life - but that day is only the beginning... The Moxam family had given up all hope when suddenly their loved one was thrust back into their lives - now the family struggles to piece back together the version of their lives that existed before Ivy disappeared. Mother Christina (Natasha Little, The Night Manager) insists husband Angus (Stuart Graham, The Fall) leave his girlfriend and return to the family home - never to breathe a word to Ivy of their separation, his breakdown, and all that has passed. Their other daughter, Emma (Katherine Rose Morley, Last Tango in Halifax), isn't even consulted about this and feels disgusted by it. Once again the focus shifts from her, and her imminent wedding to Craig Watts (Joe Layton, Tatau), to her sister.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2016) USA Network's upcoming original drama series, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, starring Alice Braga ("I Am Legend"), will premiere Tuesday, June 21 at 10/9c. A co-production from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), the series is based on the global best-selling novel "La Reina Del Sur," by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The literary page-turner also yielded a popular super series for USA's sister network, Telemundo. QUEEN OF THE SOUTH tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run.
ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 6/24/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2016) The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, "Adventures in Babysitting," starring popular actresses and recording artists Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson ("Descendants"), premieres FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (8:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel. The re-imagined tale of the popular 1980s film of the same name will be available one week in advance, Friday, June 17, to verified users on the Disney Channel app and via VOD. The premiere of "Adventures in Babysitting" will be ushered in by the "100th DCOM Celebration," a nostalgic programming event across Disney Channel, the Disney Channel App and VOD featuring every DCOM ever made. The "Adventures in Babysitting" premiere telecast is sponsored by Post Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles. It will be followed by the premiere of Disney Channel's new comedy series "Bizaardvark." In a heartfelt story that celebrates individuality, friendship and self-empowerment, the live-action adventure comedy made for kids, tweens and families, pays homage to the 1980s classic with familiar references and iconic scenes.
BIZAARDVARK (DISNEY)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 6/24/16 at 9:45 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2016) Best friends Paige and Frankie take the video blogging world by storm with their quirky online comedy channel, in the new live-action sitcom "Bizaardvark," debuting FRIDAY, JUNE 24 (9:45 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel. Geared for kids and tweens, the stories follow the antics of the comedy duo and their friends as they marshal their ingenuity, unique talents and resources to follow their dreams. Starring as vlogger besties are Olivia Rodrigo (American Girl's "Grace Stirs Up Success") as Paige Olvera and Madison Hu ("Best Friends Whenever") as Frankie Wong. The series debuts immediately following the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie "Adventures in Babysitting" (8:00 p.m. EDT). The series follows Paige and Frankie who write funny songs and create music comedy videos for their online channel, "Bizaardvark." Now with 10,000 subscribers, they are invited to produce their videos at the influential Vuuugle Studios. In this cool environment - and with the help of longtime friend and 12-year-old agent Bernie, plus fellow Vuuugle stars Dirk (of "Dare Me Bro!") and Amelia (of "Perfect Perfection with Amelia") - the best friends embark on comedic adventures in their quest to rule the blogosphere.
CENTER STAGE: ON POINTE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/25/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2016) Time to get your dancing shoes on for the third installment of the Center Stage franchise with the world premiere of Lifetime's original movie, Center Stage: On Pointe, premiering Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT.Cast members Golden Globe and SAG winner Peter Gallagher (Law & Order: SVU), Sascha Radetsky (Flesh and Bone) and Ethan Stiefel (Center Stage) all return to reprise their original roles. Center Stage: On Pointe also stars Nicole Munoz (Defiance), Kenny Wormald (Footloose) and marks Dance Moms alum Chloe Lukasiak in her film debut. Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy and enlists his top choreographers Charlie (Radestsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at an intensive camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Munoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers selected for the camp. Lukasiak stars as Gwen, a talented dancer prodigy who competes at the camp.
WEDDING MARCH, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/25/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2016) Olivia Parsons is a fortysomething home stager and single mom to her 20-year old daughter, Grace. Though she favors work over romance, Olivia plans to marry Josh Johnson, a prominent - and career-obsessed - New York realtor. At Grace's suggestion, Olivia agrees to have her wedding at a picturesque New England inn. When Olivia arrives at the inn, she's shocked to find it is owned and operated by her college sweetheart, former pop star Mick Turner (Jack Wagner, "When Calls the Heart," "The Bold & The Beautiful"). Having separated on bad terms over two decades ago, Olivia's chance reunion with Mick becomes even more awkward when her wedding band cancels and Mick's college-bound daughter, Julie, arranges for him to perform in their place. As the wedding day approaches, Olivia and Mick initially lock horns but soon, feelings for each other begin to resurface. Meanwhile, Josh learns that Mick is considering selling the inn and jumps at the chance to become his realtor, focusing on breaking into the New England real estate market instead of his upcoming marriage. When Grace and Julie notice sparks reigniting between their respective mom and dad, they subtly - and not so subtly - encourage the former couple to reunite. Though Olivia and Josh make a perfect team as business partners, Olivia starts to question whether they're romantically compatible - and wonders if romance might be more important to her than she originally thought. When Mick makes his true feelings known at the rehearsal dinner, Olivia must decide if she's going to walk down the aisle as planned, or give her first love a second chance.
$100,000 PYRAMID, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/26/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2016) The Pyramid is back! Hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and celebrated TV personality Michael Strahan, "The $100,000 Pyramid" features 10 episodes with 100 grand up for grabs each week when some of today's hottest stars team-up with players from across the country to take on the timeless war of words, racing against the clock to give and guess clues in one of TV's all-time great word-association games. "The $100,000 Pyramid" is produced by SMAC Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and is taped in front of a live studio audience in New York. Michael Strahan, Constance Schwartz and Vin Rubino are the executive producers.
MATCH GAME (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/26/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2016) "Match Game," produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), returns to primetime and will be hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin. "Match Game" is a panel game show that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the missing blank. Executive producers include Alec Baldwin and FMNA's Jennifer Mullin. The 10-episode series will air 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT as part of ABC's Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside "Celebrity Family Feud," with Steve Harvey, and "The 100,000 Pyramid," with Michael Strahan, beginning on SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
ROADIES (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/26/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, April 2016) Created by Oscar(R)-winning writer-director Cameron Crowe, and executive produced by Crowe, Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams, ROADIES is an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of "roadies" who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band. Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Enlightened) stars as the band's tour manager opposite Screen Actors Guild(R) Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas, The Brink, The Space Between Us) as the production manager. Their unique personal and professional relationship is forever crashing and colliding as they guide the daily events of the band and crew of roadies. Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Academy Award(R) nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Beyond the Lights) and Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour) star in the ensemble cast. Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights), Jacqueline Byers (The Strain), Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live), Branscombe Richmond (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Tanc Sade (Matador, Gilmore Girls) guest star.
GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2016) he road to the Olympics starts at home, where extraordinary athletes and their families sacrifice everything for their dreams of glory in the new Lifetime docuseries, Gold Medal Families, premiering Tuesday, June 28, at 9pm ET/PT. Back-to-back episodes will air on four consecutive Tuesdays this summer. The series showcases six Olympic hopefuls and their families, revealing the extraordinary lengths, economic hardships and personal sacrifices they all go through to get their elite athlete to the podium of the World Games.
DEAD OF SUMMER (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, April 2016) Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses - and first kills. Stillwater's dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. From ABC Signature Studios and executive producers Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Ian Goldberg and Steve Pearlman, the series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail, Zelda Williams, Mark Indelicato, Alberto Frezza, Eli Goree, Ronen Rubinstein, Amber Coney and Paulina Singer. Premieres Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.
GREATEST HITS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2016) ABC announced today a new music series "Greatest Hits." Each episode will highlight a five-year period celebrating the biggest hits from that time, hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini. Each week, iconic music artists, as well as today's music chart-toppers, will take the stage and perform the songs that defined the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The six-episode series will feature special solo performances, never-before-seen duets and incredible tributes on "Greatest Hits," premiering THURSDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
HUNT, THE (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 7/3/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, May 2016) Ahead of Sir David Attenborough's milestone 90th birthday, BBC AMERICA announces its first major natural history co-production, The Hunt, will premiere Sunday, July 3 at 9/8c. Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill (The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet) and series producer Huw Cordey (South Pacific, Frozen Planet) - the makers of the landmark series Planet Earth, which captivated audiences around the world in over 130 countries. "In advance of the Olympics this summer, BBCA presents event TV that showcases the ultimate natural race - that of predator vs prey in the animal world. From the genius team behind Planet Earth, The Hunt is nature storytelling taken to the next level - as thrilling as anything scripted, and - in Ultra HD - as shockingly beautiful as anything on television today," said Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager of BBC AMERICA. Through character driven stories, The Hunt illustrates in dramatic detail the strategies predators use to catch their prey (and those that the prey use to escape), with each episode centering on one of our planet's key habitats. From open grasslands and dense forests to the arctic and the open ocean, the cutting-edge seven-part series features rarely seen wildlife and animal behavior - revealing like never before the challenges predators and prey face in these very different worlds.
ISLAND EXPLORERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/3/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2016) In "Island Explorers," husband and wife adventurers, Jeremy and Wendy Gilbert, take viewers to the coolest off-the-beaten-path spots throughout the Hawaiian Islands. From a bargain gourmet meal on Oahu and the most elusive hidden beach on Kauai to the coolest thing to do on the Big Island after dark, this is a Hawaii you won't find in any guidebook. [Four half-hour episodes]
BIG EASY MOTORS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) There's undiscovered treasure in the bayous of Louisiana and Charles Handler knows how to find it. From a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible to a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT, Handler and his team find long-forgotten piles of junk into dazzling custom cars. He searches all over Louisiana for one-of-a-kind classics, invests his own money to fix them up, and then sells them at auction. These treasures can sell for big money so there's a huge profit to be made, if everything goes according to plan. Each episode, based in New Orleans, will feature amazing vehicle restorations and high stakes auctions where everything's on the line.
GREATEST EVER (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/5/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2016) Hosted by comedian Amanda Seales, Greatest Ever is a fast-paced, informative and fun pop-culture comedy countdown show that takes viewers through the "do's" and "don'ts" of topics like weddings, animal videos, sports, politicians and awesomely, unintentionally funny inventions, infomercials and products. truTV has ordered six half-hour episodes of Greatest Ever, which is produced by Meetinghouse Productions.
NIGHT OF, THE (HBO)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 7/10/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2016) THE NIGHT OF, an eight-part limited series created by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time. Starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed, and directed by Zaillian from teleplays by Price and Zaillian, THE NIGHT OF delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. The story examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and the feral purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused await trial for felony crimes.
DB COOPER (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) On November 24th, 1971 a man dressed in a suit and tie hijacked a Northwest Orient flight bound for Seattle, Washington. He said he had a bomb and demanded 200-thousand dollars in cash and four parachutes. Once he got his ransom, the man jumped into the night, never to be seen again. In the more than 45 years since the epic heist, the FBI has looked at over a thousand potential suspects, but the questions remain: Who is DB Cooper? Did he die? Did he live? And is he still out there? Now, in this four hour documentary series, viewers will go on the trail gaining an unprecedented perspective from the FBI, including exclusive access to the evidence, while a former FBI agent and a crime journalist dive deep into the case revealing new information through exclusive interviews with nearly 20 experts and insiders, including the only people ever to come face to face with the hijacker. Plus, a citizen sleuth and his team of forty investigators reveal the findings of their five year investigation arriving at an explosive conclusion.
A-WORD, THE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, April 2016) Riveting international drama series "The A Word" will premiere for American audiences on Wednesday, July 13th at 10/9c on SundanceTV. The six-episode, one-hour drama captures an authentic portrait of one multigenerational family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. The series is a co-production partnership with Keshet International. SundanceTV is the first broadcaster outside the UK to air the series. Simultaneously dramatic and heartwarming, thought-provoking and lighthearted, "The A Word" follows 5-year-old Joe (Max Vento); Joe's parents, Paul (Lee Ingleby, "Our Zoo," "Inspector George Gently") and Alison (Morven Christie, "Grantchester"), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola (Vinette Robinson, "Sherlock") and Steve (Greg McHugh, "Fresh Meat"), who are working through unfaithfulness in their marriage; and his grandfather, Maurice (Chris Eccleston, "The Leftovers," "Fortitude"), a recent widower and the owner of the family brewery.
STRANGER THINGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/15/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) The new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines,Hidden) consists of eight, one-hour long episodes. In the series, a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. The series, set in Indiana, is a love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation. Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder (Show Me a Hero), David Harbour (Suicide Squad), Finn Wolfhard (The 100, Aftermath, The Resurrection), Millie Brown (BBC's Intruders,Once Upon A Time, NCIS), Gaten Matarazzo (The Blacklist), Caleb McLaughlin (The Lion Kingon Broadway), Noah Schnapp (Bridge of Spies, The Peanuts Movie), Natalia Dyer (After Darkness, Hannah Montana: The Movie), Charlie Heaton (Shut In, Urban and the Shed Crew), and Matthew Modine (Weeds, Proof). The Duffer Brothers are writing, directing and showrunning the series, and will serve as executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Stranger Things is a Netflix production.
VICE PRINCIPALS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/16 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, April 2016) VICE PRINCIPALS kicks off its nine-episode season SUNDAY, JULY 17 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, who also created "Eastbound & Down," this dark comedy series tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Walton Goggins star as the two administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. Executive producers, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Stephanie Lang.
LIFE'S A BEACH (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/16 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, April 2016) Who says a beachside vacation has to be temporary? "Life's a Beach" celebrates incredible beach paradises that just might make you think twice about leaving! Hit the beach and explore some of the most incredible seaside destinations that will have you coming back again and again... maybe even for good. Alongside boats, sunsets and lapping waves, we'll dive into the beauty-rich turquoise waters of luxurious St. John; relax on a quaint little island in the Bahamas where it's just you, the sand and surf; and explore the foodie town of Bocas Del Toro in Panama, amongst others. Plus, we'll check in with some people who took the leap and made these paradises their full-time homes. [Seven half-hour episodes]
SIX (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) Written by William Broyles (Castaway, Apollo 13, Jarhead) and David Broyles, a military special operations veteran, the eight episode first season of "SIX" follows Navy SEAL Team Six, the best of the best, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working as a jihadist fighter with the terrorists. "SIX" stars Barry Sloane ("Revenge"), Kyle Schmid ("Copper") Juan Pablo Raba ("Narcos"), Edwin Hodge ("Chicago Fire"), Brianne Davis ("Jarhead"), Nadine Velazquez (Ride Along 2), Dominic Adams ("Devious Maids") and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight; "Justified").
SHOOTER (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, February 2016) USA Network announced a series pick-up for SHOOTER, a drama based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg. The co-production with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions comes from executive producers Wahlberg ("Ballers," "Boardwalk Empire") of Closest to the Hole Productions; Stephen Levinson ("Ballers," "Boardwalk Empire") of Leverage Entertainment; and Lorenzo di Bonaventura ("Transformers," "The Real O'Neals"). John Hlavin ("The Shield") wrote the pilot and will also executive produce. Simon Cellan Jones ("Bloodline") directed the pilot. Ryan Phillippe ("Secrets and Lies") is a producer on the project and will star as Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Omar Epps ("House") plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and former commanding officer of Swagger. Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger's expertise for a clandestine operation that has disastrous results.
OZZY AND JACK'S WORLD DETOUR (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, May 2016) "Ozzy & Jack's World Detour" stars heavy metal legend, Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack. In this new 10-episode hour-long non-scripted series, the self-proclaimed history nerds hit the road in a father-son journey they've waited years to take. There will be no roadies, no tour buses and no boundaries. Just a bucket list of iconic and historically significant spots that includes Mt. Rushmore, Stonehenge, The Alamo, Roswell, The Jamestown Settlement and Sun Studios and a hit list of some fascinating sights and people that they've read about. From a Cold War era Missile Silo to Bletchley Park; from gold miner Rattlesnake Randy's stream of dreams to vintage tank collector Allan Cors' private museum of working war machines, Ozzy and Jack get their eyes and hands on history.
HOME: ADVENTURES WITH TIP & OH (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2016) What happens after a misfit alien named Oh conquers Earth, befriends an adventurous teen girl named Tip and together they save the day? Oh moves in with Tip and her human family and finally discovers the true meaning of home. The galaxy's dynamic duo are back in DreamWorks Animation's HOME: ADVENTURES WITH TIP & OH, an all-new Netflix Original Series jam-packed with outrageous laughs, tons of heart and contemporary urban pop music performed by teen singing sensation Rachel Crow (Rio 2, X Factor). Life on earth will never be the same! Picking up where the hit 2015 animated film left off and building upon their enduring friendship, this coming-of-age buddy comedy follows fearless Tip and overenthusiastic Oh, as they navigate the crazily combined human and alien culture they live in, finding adventure everywhere they go. The series will also include tons of memorable and toe-tapping original music that highlight Rachel Crow's extraordinary vocal talents.
SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 7/31/16 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, April 2016) Syfy and The Asylum today revealed that the official title of the next SHARKNADO movie is... SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS! The two hour original movie will premiere four months from now on a TV very, very nearby - on Syfy, Sunday, July 31 at 8PM ET/PT. The fourth installment of the SHARKNADO franchise will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in last summer's SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!. Fin (Ian Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks - and 'nados! - are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected. Tara Reid is also set to return as April Wexler to reveal the outcome of the fan-voted #AprilLives or #AprilDies social campaign. David Hasselhoff (as Gil Shepard) and Ryan Newman (as Claudia Shepard) will also reprise their SHARKNADO 3 roles. New additions to the SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS cast include Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and Cheryl Tiegs (with more to be announced soon!).
BOTCHED BY NATURE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2016) The famous doctor duo Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow are taking the show on the road and heading cross country to change the lives of those who have been botched by genetics or a traumatic incident. The new one-hour, eight episode series follows the nation-wide pursuit of these plastic surgeons as they seek to transform the lives of patients willing to share their powerful stories with the world.
GET DOWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2016) The first six episodes of Baz Luhrmann's all-new music-driven drama, from Sony Pictures Television, will focus on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, and The Great Gatsby, will direct the first episode and serve as executive producer, overseeing all creative aspects of the show. Joining him on the creative team are four-time Academy-Award winner Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!), along with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf***er With The Hat) and hip-hop historian and writer Nelson George, and a trio of the pioneers of hip-hop: Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, each of whom will also be portrayed on the series. The cast includes Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, JImmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito and Jaden Smith.
CHESAPEAKE SHORES (HALLMARK)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/16 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Hallmark's press release, March 2016) Emmy(R) Award winner John Tinker, co-creator of the drama "Judging Amy" and executive producer and writer on such shows as "Chicago Hope," "The Practice" and "The Book of Daniel," will executive produce and serve as showrunner for Hallmark Channel's anticipated upcoming series "Chesapeake Shores." As previously announced, the series is slated for a Summer 2016 premiere and stars Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives"), Meghan Ory ("Once Upon A Time"), Golden Globe(R) nominee Treat Williams ("Everwood," "Hair") and Academy Award(R) nominee Diane Ladd ("Wild At Heart"). Based on the novels of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods, the series will launch with a two-hour movie, followed by eight one-hour episodes. The multi-generational family drama of "Chesapeake Shores" follows Abby O'Brien (Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, who makes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Her visit home brings Abby face to face with her past, including her high school sweetheart Trace (Metcalfe), her uncompromising father Mick (Williams) and her esteemed grandmother Nell (Ladd). Abby realizes the toll her career has taken on her ability to be a hands-on mother to her daughters, and considers a permanent move to Chesapeake Shores.
CHEER SQUAD (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, April 2016) The Great White Sharks are a sisterhood, there for each other through first loves, new jobs, bad breakups, and everything in between. But they are also elite athletes, idolized by thousands and members of the best all-star cheerleading team in the world. "Cheer Squad" will follow the two-time World Cheerleading Champions on the long road to defending their title as they try to balance life off the mat with the all-consuming battle to stay on top. Premieres Monday, August 22 at 10:00 p.m. EDT and airs nightly as a two-week programming event.
CLEVELAND HUSTLES (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2016) In this new unscripted series set in Cleveland, Ohio, NBA superstar LeBron James and his longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter will give four up and coming local entrepreneurs the chance to realize their own dreams while also helping to revitalize a neighborhood in Cleveland. Four of LeBron's and Maverick's trusted business experts will be enlisted to help give the fledgling entrepreneurs the chance of a lifetime - financial backing, expert guidance, and a storefront to launch their enterprise. Over the course of the season, viewers will see if the entrepreneurs have the ambition, creativity, and hustle necessary to succeed -- and in so doing, help a neighborhood that desperately needs investment.
GOMORRAH (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, May 2016) SundanceTV announced today that season one of the acclaimed Italian crime series "Gomorrah" will premiere on Wednesday, August 24 at 10/9c. As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes. "Gomorrah," Italy's all-time most popular television series, is based on the best-selling book by journalist Roberto Saviano. The novel has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and inspired the film Gomorrah, which won the 2008 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in the suburbs of Naples, the series focuses on the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization, told through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D'Amore), the right hand of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastanno (Fortunato Cerlino). Produced by Sky Atlantic, Cattleya and Fandango in association with La7 and Beta Film, "Gomorrah" is written by Stefano Bises and directed by Stefano Sollima, Cristina Comencini and Claudio Cupellini. The series was developed for television by Giovanni Bianconi, Stefano Bises, Leonardo Fasoli, Ludovica Rampoldi and Roberto Saviano.
SHUT EYE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, January 2016) Jeffrey Donovan (Fargo, Sicario, Burn Notice) has been cast as the lead actor in the Hulu original Shut Eye. Donovan will portray Charlie Haverford, a failed magician who now works as a psychic/conman overseeing a number of fortune telling parlors in Los Angeles. Employed for many years by a Romani kingpin, Charlie's life is stifled and going nowhere until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset and makes him question everything he has ever believed. When his wife urges him to break out on his own, he's careful - because he knows that one wrong move will land him in a shallow grave. Shut Eye takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. The story revolves around a disgruntled player in the organization who finds his cynical world view challenged when he starts to experience visions that may or may not be real. The project is executive produced by creator/showrunner Les Bohem (Extant, Taken) and Gran Via Productions' Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Halt & Catch Fire, Rectify). The series comes to Hulu from Tri-Star Television.
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS (DISCOVERY)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 9/5/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Discovery's press release, March 2016) HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS - Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS will tell the story of how Milwaukee schoolyard pals William (Bill) Harley and Arthur Davidson built - and rode - the machines that rule the road. Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, at the shores of Lake Michigan, the series charts the birth of Harley-Davidson during a time of great social and technological change and tells the epic story of how two 19-year-old kids from Milwaukee started a company in their backyard that would go on to become an American legend. (Raw Television)
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS (DISCOVERY)
· [original mini-series finale] · 9/7/16 at 9:00 PM
(from Discovery's press release, March 2016) HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS - Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS will tell the story of how Milwaukee schoolyard pals William (Bill) Harley and Arthur Davidson built - and rode - the machines that rule the road. Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, at the shores of Lake Michigan, the series charts the birth of Harley-Davidson during a time of great social and technological change and tells the epic story of how two 19-year-old kids from Milwaukee started a company in their backyard that would go on to become an American legend. (Raw Television)
MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Marvel's press release, March 2015) Netflix & Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, "Marvel's Luke Cage." Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available. Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of "Ray Donovan," and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama "SouthLAnd." Coker was a part of the "SouthLAnd" team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker's feature film credits include Fox Searchlight's rap biopic "Notorious." He authored the book "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G." as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University. It was previously announced that Mike Colter ("The Good Wife," "American Horror Story: Coven") will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series. "Marvel's Luke Cage" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
CHANCE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, January 2016) Chance, a drama series from Fox 21 Television Studios (Homeland, The Americans, People V. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story) based on the novel by Kem Nunn (Tapping the Source), will join Hulu's original programming slate. The series is a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. Hulu has ordered two seasons - a total of 20 episodes and the series is slated to premiere in 2016. Golden Globe(R)-winning actor, Hugh Laurie (Veep, Night Manager, House) will star as Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Chance's decent into the city's shadowy underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and the tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind's final frontiers - the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.
GREAT INDOORS, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling "outdoorsy" life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine's charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication's move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of "journalists." Jack's eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn't spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland's daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack's best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that's popular with the younger set and helps Jack "decode" his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he's patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen... if he doesn't beat them with their selfie-sticks first. Mike Gibbons, Chris Harris and multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Ackerman directed the pilot.
PURE GENIUS (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/27/16 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a "eureka" moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell's team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own. Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Semel directed the pilot.
POPPLES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · completed airing its current season
(from Netflix's press release, September 2014) Saban Brands and Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) announced today a POP-tastic original kids series, Popples, exclusively for all Netflix members worldwide. This new playful animated series will re-imagine the nostalgic adorable species of brightly colored creatures that transform from fluffy balls to furry friends and back again, while keeping the same silly spirit of the original Popples characters that fans know and love. Originally introduced in 1985, Popples made their debut with a successful toy line followed by what became a very popular Saturday morning television show. Netflix will transport viewers into the colorful world of Popplopolis with 26 half-hour episodes, beginning in late 2015.
CROWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/4/16 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2016) The Crown, the highly anticipated, new original series will premiere on Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, to a global audience on Friday, November 4, 2016. The 10-episode series will be available in 4K. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await. The Crown reunites acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, The Crown tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II's early reign, revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century. The Crown stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip, John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill, Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother, Jared Harris as King George VI, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret and Dame Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, among others. A Netflix original series, The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/16 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, February 2016) NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of "Hairspray Live," the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of "The Wiz Live." The telecast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. "In keeping with our desire to bring the best of Broadway to our live musicals, we've assembled the Broadway dream team of Tony Award winners for 'Hairspray Live,'" said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "We're thrilled to have director Kenny Leon, who knocked 'The Wiz Live' way out of the park, and Jerry Mitchell, the original choreographer of 'Hairspray' and who is the director of two smash hit musicals running on Broadway right now.
24: LEGACY (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2016) The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning "24." From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24: Live Another Day"), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "24"), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz ("24," "24: Live Another Day"), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins ("24") and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil - in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, "Straight Outta Compton"), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid's followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter's own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, "Homeland"), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She's a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, SENATOR JOHN DONOVAN (Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, "NYPD Blue," "The West Wing"), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: "Who can we trust?" As they battle Bin-Khalid's devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.