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RIVIERA
Air Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time Slot: 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST on SUNDANCE NOW
Episode Title: (#205) "Episode 5"
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***TUNE-IN ALERT***

THURSDAY, JULY 18TH

GEORGINA'S QUEST FOR NOAH'S LOST PAINTING LEADS HER SOMEWHERE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF SUNDANCE NOW'S "RIVIERA"

SUNDAY, JULY 21ST

PADDY MCGUINESS, FREDDIE FLINTOFF AND CHRIS HARRIS SET OUT TO BUILD ELECTRIC SPORTS CARS AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF "TOP GEAR" AT 8:00PM ET/PT ON BBC AMERICA

EVERYONE COMES TOGETHER TO FIND A WAY HOME ON THE MID-SEASON FINALE OF "FEAR THE WALKING DEAD" AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON AMC

VIC WINDS UP IN GRAVE DANGER ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S NEW SUPERNATURAL HORROR SERIES "NOS4A2" AT 10:00 PM ET/PT ON AMC

This week on AMC Networks, all-new episodes of "Riviera," "Top Gear," "NOS4A2" and "Fear the Walking Dead."

Season two of Sundance Now's "Riviera," continues on Thursday, July 18th. On this week's episode, Georgina (Juila Stiles) realizes that Irina (Lena Olin) intends to make her suffer so she throws herself into the quest for Noah's (Grégory Fitoussi) lost painting - and the trail ends somewhere too close for comfort. Adriana (Roxane Duran) and Nico Eltham (Jack Fox) get closer, despite Christos' (Dimitri Leonidas) warnings.

"Riviera's" highly anticipated return picks up in the immediate aftermath of the explosive first series finale, where the Clios family is faced with the tragic death of one of their own. Only this time, the blood is on the hands of our female protagonist, Georgina.

As Georgina tries to find a way to live with her crime, secrets from her past wash up on the sandy shores of the Cote d'Azur that force her to explore her turbulent childhood against her will. Following an unprecedented and unavoidable visit to her childhood home, Georgina returns with a refreshed sense of self to re-establish her power and position in the family alongside her charismatic confidant, uncle Jeff (Will Arnett).

Georgina very quickly becomes acquainted with the Eltham family, an English dynasty that sail in to the Cote d'Azur providing its shores with a dose of new money and glamour. She goes on to form relationships with the whole family, some that appear genuine from the outset and others that unravel around her as secrets, old and new, become exposed. Juliet Stevenson takes on the role of Lady Cassandra Eltham and is joined on the Riviera by her children, the impossibly stylish Daphne (Poppy Delevingne) and the brooding Nico (Jack Fox) and Daphne's husband Raafi (Alex Lanipekun).

Elsewhere in the Riviera, the rest of the Clios family is still reeling from Constantine's death. Christos (Dimitri Leonidas) is on the brink of losing everything, Adriana (Roxanne Duran) loses herself in a dangerous affair and Irina struggles to find her lost son, Adam.

The Riviera has never been so tempestuous. Torn between her past and her present, can Georgina navigate her way to safer waters or will she lose her place in a world that she has grown to control?

Season 27 of "Top Gear" continues on Sunday, July 21st. On this week's episode, the future of cars, we're told, is electric. Problem is, most electric cars out there at the moment are either (a) very expensive or (b) very boring, or (c) both. The Top Gear presenters reckon that, if the world is to get really excited about EVs, what we need is a budget electric sports car. Something cheap, battery-powered and, most importantly, fun. With no such cars forthcoming on the market, Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris each set out to build their own electric sports cars for a very small amount of money, which they then set about testing with a tour of some of the Midlands finest industrial locations, a tour culminating in Top Gear's inaugural urban electric endurance race: the 24 Minutes of Le Mansfield. Just like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but shorter. And in Mansfield. Cue some wheel-to-wheel, high-octane racing - another small incident with Freddie and some market stalls and a small amount of actual electrocution.

The new season sees Paddy, Freddie and Chris tackling the fastest, hottest, toughest Top Gear challenges to date: pushing their cars, and themselves, to the very limits of endurance. From the brutal heat of the Ethiopian desert to the pedestrianized shopping district of downtown Mansfield in England, Top Gear is going bigger than ever before - all brought from the world-famous Top Gear test track, where a fresh batch of celebrities will demonstrate their driving prowess, or lack thereof, in the Reasonably Fast Car as well as being put through a new challenge which will be set by the presenters each week.

The mid-season finale of "Fear the Walking Dead" Season five airs on Sunday, July 21st at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In this week's episode, "Is Anybody Out There?," Morgan, Grace, and Alicia work against the clock to buy time as Dorie and Dwight race to beat the elements. Meanwhile, Sarah and Wendell get help from an unexpected source.

In "Fear the Walking Dead" Season five, the group's mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what's left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones (Lennie James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won't be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.

AMC's supernatural horror series, "NOS4A2," continues on Sunday, July 21st at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In this week's episode, "Parnassus," Vic argues with Linda and winds up in grave danger, while Manx seeks advice from an old friend.

"NOS4A2" stars Emmy(R)-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto ("Star Trek," "American Horror Story") and rising star Ashleigh Cummings ("The Goldfinch"). Emmy(R)-nominated director Kari Skogland ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Sons of Liberty") directed the first two episodes of the series. The cast also includes Olafur Darri Olafsson ("Lady Dynamite"), Virginia Kull ("The Looming Tower"), Ebon Moss-Bachrach ("The Punisher") and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J). The series is executive produced by showrunner Jami O'Brien ("Fear the Walking Dead," "Hell on Wheels"), Lauren Corrao, co-president of Tornante Television, and Joe Hill. The series is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television.

Based on the 2013 novel by Joe Hill, "NOS4A2" introduces Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland - a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims - without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

About AMC

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About BBC AMERICA

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RIVIERA (SUNDANCE NOW)
Returns in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/14/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's third) on 9/27/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from Sundance Now's web site) The Riviera has never been so tempestuous… The dazzling second season picks up in the immediate aftermath of the explosive first season finale, where the Clios family is faced with the death of one of their own. Only this time, the blood is on Georgina’s hands. As she tries to find a way to live with her crime, secrets from her past wash up on the sandy shores of the Cote d’Azur that force her to explore her turbulent childhood against her will. Torn between her past and her present, can Georgina navigate her way to safer waters or will she lose her place in a world that she has grown to control?
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adrian Lester
· Anthony LaPaglia
· Iwan Rheon
· Julia Stiles as Georgina
· Lena Olin
· Phil Davis
CREW INFORMATION:
· Foz Allan as PROD
· John Banville as WRTR
· Kris Thykier as EP
· Liza Marshall as EP
· Neil Jordan as CRTR/EP
· Paul McGuinness as CRTR/EP
· Philipp Kadelbach as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Archery Pictures
· Primo Productions