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BIG LITTLE LIES
Air Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101) "Somebody's Dead"
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Episode #1: "Somebody's Dead"

Debut: SUNDAY, FEB. 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

In the affluent beachfront community of Monterey, Cal., a suspicious death at a coastal elementary school fundraiser draws attention to the frictions among some of the mothers. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman), longtime friends and confidantes, welcome newcomer Jane (Shailene Woodley) and her son, Ziggy (Iain Armitage), into their inner circle, much to the chagrin of another mother, Renata (Laura Dern). An incident with the children at school causes battle lines to be drawn.

Written by David E. Kelley; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

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BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/19/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 12/8/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, January 2017) BIG LITTLE LIES: Based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling book of the same name, this subversive, darkly comedic drama tells the tale of three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling star. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from scripts by David E. Kelley; executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, David E. Kelley, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg; Barbara Hall and Liane Moriarty produce. The seven-episode limited drama series debuts Feb. 19.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Scott as Ed Mackenzie
· Alexander Skarsgård as Perry Wright
· Cameron & Nicholas Crovetti as Max & Josh Wright
· Chloe Coleman as Skye Carlson
· Darby Camp as Chloe Mackenzie
· Iain Armitage as Ziggy Chapman
· Ivy George as Amabella Klein
· James Tupper as Nathan Carlson
· Jeffrey Nordling as Gordon Klein
· Kathryn Newton as Abigail Mackenzie
· Laura Dern as Renata Klein
· Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright
· P.J. Byrne as Warren Nippal
· Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
· Santiago Cabrera as Joseph Bachman
· Shailene Woodley as Jane
· Virginia Kull as Emily Barnes
· Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barbara A. Hall as PROD
· Bruna Papandrea as EP
· David E. Kelley as CRTR/EP
· Gregg Fienberg as EP
· Jean-Marc Vallée as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Liane Moriarty as BOOK/PROD
· Nathan Ross as EP
· Nicole Kidman as EP
· Per Saari as EP
· Reese Witherspoon as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Blossom Films
· David E. Kelley Productions
· Pacific Standard