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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Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
2/19/17 - ???
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
not on the schedule
2 (7 episodes)
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 12/8/17
(from HBO's press release, February 2018) The subversive, darkly comedic drama BIG LITTLE LIES will explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode... the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom. Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright: Reeling from her husband Perry's death, Celeste is adrift, but determined to fight for her family and find the woman she once was. Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie: Finding that good intentions don't always yield good consequences, Madeline confronts the truth of Perry's death, while coming to terms with her own marriage and traditional notions of family. Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright: Concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son Perry's death, Mary Louise arrives in Monterey searching for answers. Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapman: While processing Perry's sudden death, Jane is trying to build a new life for herself and Ziggy. Laura Dern as Renata Klein: The epitome of control, Renata is now faced with new challenges in her marriage. Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson: Bonnie struggles with Perry's death and is forced to face demons in her past.
· 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
· 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
· drama
· Blossom Films
· David E. Kelley Productions
· Pacific Standard