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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
CAROLINE & FRIENDS (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/18 at 4:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 4:00 PM-4:30 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, May 2018) Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of its newest game show, CAROLINE & FRIENDS, hosted by Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina The Teenage Witch"). The new weekday half-hour series debuts Monday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. ET. CAROLINE & FRIENDS, is a new comedic, family-friendly series showcasing the most hilarious and adorable videos. As our comedic host guides the audience through each animal, kid and funny video, she'll provide lighthearted conversation and commentary with her two comedic, celebrity friends. Caroline and her companions then nominate their favorites and ultimately the studio audience picks the 'best in show,' earning the family who submitted the video a special prize. Friends joining Caroline throughout the season are Louie Anderson, Sherri Shepherd and Marissa Jaret Winokur among others.
BUG JUICE: MY ADVENTURES AT CAMP (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/18 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, July 2018) An unscripted docu-series for today's generation of kids, with animated emoticons, "boomerang" shots and on-screen memes punctuating the summertime adventures, is presented in the return of "Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp." The 16-part series chronicles the outdoor fun, team activities, new friendships and the experience of being away from home for a new generation of kids at the popular Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine. The series premieres MONDAY, JULY 16 (7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT), and will be presented Monday-Thursday evenings throughout the summer on Disney Channel, the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD. Producers returned to the series original locale (1998) to film the myriad of fun activities as well as the challenges the campers face, including trying to fit in, being homesick and the ups and downs of friendship. Through it all, viewers see the camper's resilience and how they each come into their own through a summer of fun.
DEADLY POWER (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES: CULTS (ID)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · completed airing its current season
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, May 2018) PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES: CULTS explores how destructive and terrifying cults can be to cult members and their families. Each of the 6 one-hour episodes dives deep inside a twisted American cult, building to that pivotal moment when blind worship turns violent and even deadly. From Jonestown to the Army of God, PEOPLE reporters are on the front lines, revealing the untold stories of power-crazed cult leaders using mind control, sex, and violence to manipulate and dominate followers. Each episode follows PEOPLE's trusted journalists as they doggedly investigate the evolution of these cults, expose their bizarre and brutal day-to-day rituals, and speak first-hand to survivors who narrowly escaped lives of misery to put their cult nightmares finally behind them.
HIP-HOP HOUDINI (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Fuse's press release, April 2018) In each episode, master magician and online sensation Tomas B. De la Cruz, Jr. (a.k.a. Smoothini) immerses himself into the world of a music influencer. Disarming them with mind-blowing magic tricks, he gets to know A$AP Ferg, Becky G, Fat Joe, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon and Waka Flocka Flame and reveals something about each featured artist that even their most devoted fans didn't know. By the end of each episode, Smoothini will unveil an illusion custom-designed for the artist. Smoothini has established a significant presence on YouTube with videos generating more than 60 million views, including one of the top ten most-viewed America's Got Talentsegments in history. Hip-Hop Houdini is a 7Beyond production (My Lottery Dream Home, My Kitchen Rulesand Gingerbread Giants) with Michael Krupat and Adam Vetri serving as executive producers.
CATFISH: TROLLS (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/18/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from MTV's press release, July 2018) MTV's "Catfish: Trolls" will premiere on Wednesday, July 18th at 10PM ET/PT. The three-week event will explore one of the most pervasive and consistent issues online: internet trolling. Using the "Catfish" brand of investigating the truth, host and executive producer Charlamagne Tha God, and his co-host, social media entrepreneur Raymond Braun, will confront the issue head-on and bring subjects face-to-face with their aggressors for the first time. "Catfish: Trolls" comes at a time when online trolling is on the rise and continues to be an issue confronting young people. Trolls dominate social feeds and drum up viral storms. Throughout the episodes, viewers will meet Cameron, who's long awaited confrontation with his aggressor becomes explosive; Ciera, who's life completely changed when someone stole her selfies and created an offensive meme that went viral; and Meike, who has been trolled by someone for six years. Tempers will flare as Charlamagne and Raymond bring these subjects together to provide an open forum and help them find closure.
SEASIDE SNACKS & SHACKS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2018) In some places people wait all year long to dig into the local dishes served up in beach towns and on waterfronts across the country, and this summer Sabin Lomac is on a mission to find the best bites and seasonal standouts on Seaside Snacks & Shacks, premiering on Thursday, July 19th at 10pm ET/7pm PT. As a native of the coast of Maine and as a chef and co-owner of one of the most popular lobster roll restaurants in the country, Sabin is an expert on seafood, and now he is diving into some of the most unforgettable dishes along the shores. From crab cake and bacon grilled cheese sandwiches to creamy clam chowder with puffer pork skin, Sabin will sink his teeth into all the delicious dishes making waves. "As a seafood entrepreneur who made a big splash by taking his local beach food truck national, Sabin Lomac knows how to spot delicious seaside staples and coastal spots doing it right," said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. "With his expertise and enthusiastic charm, Sabin is the perfect travel guide to share a taste of summer with viewers." Throughout the six half-hour episodes, Sabin hits the coasts of California and the Carolinas, the sands of New England, and south Florida, and the shores of the Gulf Coast and Lake Michigan in search of the most memorable and mouthwatering meals.
GRAND HUSTLE, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, April 2018) From the streets to the boardroom, T.I. wrote the book on hustling and now he's looking for the nation's next big hustler to see who will come out on top. Set in the streets of Atlanta, these contestants use the city to prove they have what it takes to out-hustle the rest! In the end, T.I. will choose one person to be named King or Queen of the Hustle - landing a six-figure job working at one of T.I.'s companies. Produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, THE GRAND HUSTLE is executive produced by Christian Sarabia, Clifford "T.I." Harris, Brian Sher, Vinnie Kaufman and Johnny Petillo. Petillo also serves as showrunner for the series.
LIVE PD PRESENTS: PD CAM (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, July 2018) Sgt. Sean "Sticks" Larkin hosts as body cams, dash cams and other police cameras present an unfiltered, unique look at criminal activity through a law enforcement officer's point-of-view. Drunk man assaults officer, standoff with suicidal suspect, head on collision with SUV. PD CAM is law enforcement, up close and personal. In each 30-minute, heart-pumping episode, host Sgt. Sean "Sticks" Larkin of the Tulsa Police Department Gang Unit brings viewers an honest and complete look at an officer's POV during some of their craziest chases, standoffs and interactions across the country. This raw and cutting-edge documentary series utilizes law enforcement officer's body cameras, dash cams, helicopter footage, security/surveillance cameras and citizen journalists' personal mobile phones to showcase unprecedented access and editorial transparency like never before.
LUNA PETUNIA: RETURN TO AMAZIA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, November 2017) Nickelodeon today announced the voice cast of its all-new series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a reimagining that follows the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You're The Worst) as Michelangelo and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O'Neil. The series is set to debut in 2018 on Nickelodeon. "This incredible roster of voice actors provides a fresh take on these globally recognized characters, and they are going to bring this version of the Turtles to life in a whole new way," said Chris Viscardi, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Animation. "We have reimagined the series to be filled with humor, loads of action and a dynamic look, and it's packed with all new heroes, villains and cityscapes for the Turtles to explore."
IN SEARCH OF (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2018) HISTORY's new unscripted series, "In Search Of" will kick off its ten-episode first season this summer, premiering on Friday, July 20 at 10PM ET/PT. Inspired by the iconic 1970s' franchise of the same name, "In Search Of" is an investigative series that delves into all manners of mysterious phenomena throughout the world. Emmy-nominated actor, Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Snowden) executive produces and hosts the series as the lead investigator, searching for answers to some of the world's largest mysteries. From the mythical to the scientific, each one-hour episode follows Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme - such as superhumans, alien life, artificial intelligence, Atlantis, time travel, mysterious creatures and much more in search of the truth to some of the world's greatest mysteries. "In Search Of" explores enigmas told through the eyes of witnesses and scholars with a personal connection to the phenomenon and includes immersive demonstrations and experiments that contextualize each episode's theme. The original "In Search Of" series aired from 1977-1982 and was hosted by Rod Serling and later by Leonard Nimoy following Serling's death. This new version pushes the limits and the approach used to search for these answers through new technology, new locations and a deeper analysis. Quinto's quest for answers takes him across the U.S. from New York City to Los Angeles, and across the globe from Australia to Morocco, Italy, Greece and the UK.
COMFORT FOOD TOUR (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2018) This summer, longtime friends and passionate food lovers Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, embark on the ultimate Comfort Food Tour to discover the most mouthwatering and soul satisfying dishes across the country. Eating their way from destination to destination, they will try it all from juicy burgers that drip down your arm, to homemade cheesy lasagna that makes you feel at home, to sweet-and-savory soul food that will make you want to lick your plate. Their hunt for the best comfort food kicks-off on Saturday, July 21st at 8pm ET/PT, with a second new serving at 8:30pm ET/PT and it's guaranteed to taste like all the comforts of home.
SEX, LIES & MURDER (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, April 2018) A husband's heart wrenching betrayal results in his wife committing a horrific act of violence. A wife's torrid affair with her pastor ends with her husband killing them both. A salacious online romance leads to murder after it's discovered. Love can make people do terrifying and unspeakable things. Sex, Lies & Murder is a true crime series with hour-long episodes detailing the true crime cases of relationships in which broken intimacy has led to murder. When the lies collapse and the love triangles are revealed crimes of passion turn what should have been simple break ups into headline grabbing real life stories with severe consequences. Sex, Lies & Murder is produced by Pyramid Productions.
DOWN FOR WHATEVER (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/18 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, November 2017) Today TV One announced production of the original film, Down For Whatever, the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Screenplay winning project written by Tim Folsome who will also direct. Production will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. The film, starring LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game) Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris), is slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and will premiere on TV One in July. "The production of the ABFF Screenplay Competition winning selection is one of our favorite projects of the year because it is when we get to see a young writer's vision literally come to life," says D'Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Programming. "Our team reads hundreds of scripts during the competition process and Tim's gift for storytelling resulted in a compelling page-turner. We look forward to sharing the final product with TV One's viewers next summer." In the network's first original movie production representing the fast-pace action genre, Down For Whatever chronicles Tracy, a young successful doctor and her detective husband, Mike. Although happily married, one thing has always been missing in their relationship - a sense of family. Tracy grew up in foster care and longs for the traditional family environment that she never had. When Mike suddenly loses his partner in a senseless cop-killing, Tracy is there to support him. That is, until she receives an unexpected visit from a social worker who informs her that the ruthless killers suspected in the murder are her biological sisters, Denise and Sonya. Tracy is overwhelmed and in disbelief by the news, but before telling her husband, she decides to track her sisters down herself. Will she make it to them before the cops do?
FATHER'S NIGHTMARE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) Reeling from the recent death of his wife, Matt (Joel Gretsch, Push, The Vampire Diaries) sends his daughter Lisa (Kaitlyn Bernard, 1922) off to college, where she falls under the spell of her older, more mature roommate, Vanessa (Jessica Lowndes, 90210, A Deadly Adoption). As Vanessa's manipulation sets Lisa on a downward spiral, Lisa and Matt grow further apart, while her dependence on Vanessa deepens. But, will Matt figure out what's really going on before it's too late? A Father's Nightmare, presented by Brainstorm Media and WIN is produced by Sepia Films. Meyer Shwarzstein and Larry Gershman executive produce, Tina Pehme and Kim C Roberts produce, Vic Sarin serves as director and Shelley Gillen as writer.
MIZ & MRS (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2018) Announced on SMACKDOWN LIVE last night, USA Network's unscripted series MIZ & MRS, which follows the lives of WWE(R) Superstars (and married couple) The Miz(R) and Maryse(TM), will premiere on Tuesday, July 24 at 10/9c. Over the course of the six-episode season, the highly entertaining docuseries will give fans an unfiltered look at the power couple's lives as they adapt to becoming first-time parents to their daughter, Monroe Sky, while juggling their fast-paced lifestyle, including a move across the country from Los Angeles to Austin and the intense demands of their WWE schedule. From baby first aid classes and pregnancy photo shoots to big showdowns at WrestleMania(R), MIZ & MRS will make viewers laugh out loud and prove that the outrageous in-ring personalities of The Miz and Maryse are no act.
CASTLE ROCK (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2018) Today, Hulu announced that Castle Rock, the psychological-horror anthology series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, will premiere on July 25th with the first three episodes only on Hulu. A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Billy Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.
BURDEN OF TRUTH (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2018) The CW Network has acquired the new ten-episode legal drama BURDEN OF TRUTH from Entertainment One (eOne), making it the latest addition to the network's growing lineup of original programming for Summer 2018. The series premiere date and time will be announced at a later time. BURDEN OF TRUTH stars Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville," "Beauty And The Beast") as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. BURDEN OF TRUTH also stars Peter Mooney ("Rookie Blue"), Alex Carter ("NCIS"), Benjamin Ayres ("Saving Hope"), Nicola Correia-Damude ("Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments"), Meegwun Fairbrother ("Hemlock Grove") and newcomer Star Slade.
ART SHOW, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2018) The Art Show travels the globe to bring fascinating stories about art. With broadcasters Kate Bryan, June Sarpong and Will Best, curator Carrie Scott, artist Charming Baker, and art historian Dr. James Fox, we'll see new work being made, meet famous photographers and artists, and experience culture all around the world. The Art Show will debut on Ovation on Wednesday, July 25 at 10pm ET.
EAT.RACE.WIN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2018) The Prime Original series is a behind-the-scenes, off-the-bike adventure into the biggest annual sporting event on the planet: The Tour de France. Chef Hannah Grant takes Prime members on her race within the race as she sources performance food for Australia's pro cycling team, Orica-Scott. Eat.Race.Win season one is available in UHD and HDR on compatible HDR devices.
WE BELONG TOGETHER (BET)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/18 at 8:00 PM
(from BET's press release, June 2018) BET Networks shines a spotlight on Black Hollywood with launch of its original movie premiere of "WE BELONG TOGETHER". Starring Draya Michele, Elise Neal, Charles Malik Whitfield, Valarie Pettiford, and Brian J. White "WE BELONG TOGETHER" world premieres on Saturday, July 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. After years of separation, Thomas played by Charles Malik Whitfield, a loving father and ex-husband, rekindles his relationship with his former wife, Megan played by Elise Neal. This enrages Tracy played by Draya Michele, who is obsessed with making Thomas hers and wants his ex out of the picture. How far will Tracy go to make sure Megan and her family disappear forever?
PINK COLLAR CRIMES (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, July 2018) PINK COLLAR CRIMES is an outrageous true-crime series inspired by a growing crime wave in the country: felonious females. These are the impossible-to-believe, often absurd, true stories about the most unexpected women - PTA moms, country-club chairwomen, and more - who took big risks, pocketed big cash and then served hard time. Each episode includes insight and analysis from prosecutor, author, and television correspondent Marcia Clark.
LOVE ON SAFARI (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) First stop on the world tour is South Africa, the setting for "Love on Safari," premiering Saturday, July 28, (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Shot on location in Johannesburg, Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five," "Moonlight in Vermont") stars as a web designer who finds plans for her trip to Scottsdale derailed when she learns she's inherited an animal reserve in South Africa and must travel there for the reading of the will. Faced with the decision to sell, she meets the no-nonsense ranger played by Jon Cor ("Lost in Space"), who takes her on a safari in hopes that she will fall in love with the land, the animals and hopefully him. Viewers will be captivated by the breathtaking Sub-Saharan scenery of the reserve featuring tranquil grasslands and populated with majestic wildlife including zebras, elephants, lions, giraffes and more.
CHEERLEADER NIGHTMARE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) While flying a drone with the AV club, teenage Sophie accidentally spies her boyfriend cheating with the school's head cheerleader. But when the cheerleader turns up murdered, Sophie's boyfriend becomes the prime suspect. He insists that he's innocent, bringing her evidence that he didn't do it, and Sophie believes the killer is framing her unfaithful boyfriend. When the killer strikes again, Sophie realizes that she must discover the real truth before she becomes the latest victim. Stars Taylor Murphy and Melissa Ponzio (2018).
REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Paramount Network's press release, February 2018) Paramount Network has teamed up with executive producer Shawn Carter for a landmark television event, "Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part non-scripted documentary series will be the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide "Black Lives Matter" movement. "Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" will be based on the book "Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Martin was an unarmed 17-year old high school student shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman, in the Florida community where they both lived. Zimmerman was acquitted on a second-degree murder charge after claiming he shot Martin in self-defense, sparking protests and outrage worldwide. The series delves deep into the heart of the story which is more than a tragic narrative about a young man's life cut short - it's a story about race, politics, power, money, and the criminal justice system.
BLOOD MONEY (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2018) America is at a crossroads. This country was built on the backs of industrious men and women who started their own businesses. And while family businesses have moved wealth and the value of hard work from one generation to the next, many fear that millennials of today don't have the kind of work ethic that will take their family business through this century. Chris Parvin, a family estate planner, has seen it all. So he's headed out across this nation to help see if the kids of today have what it takes to take over the family business tomorrow. With money, promotions, and stakes in the company on the line, this is no game. Chris will help these business owners put their children to the test and see if they have what it takes to earn their family's BLOOD MONEY.
HARD TO KILL (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2018) Special Forces Sniper and fearless Green Beret, Tim Kennedy travels the country as he puts the spotlight on America's toughest workers by risking his own life and attempting some of America's most dangerous jobs. Whether he's testing his skills as a test pilot or part of a mountain rescue team, Tim works with experts in each field to learn some of today's most dangerous jobs. At the end of each training, Tim will put the skills he learned to the test to see if he truly has what it takes to accomplish the jobs of everyday heroes.
DARK WATERS: MURDER IN THE DEEP (ID)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2018) DARK WATERS takes viewers deep into the world of maritime murders. Despite its promise of beauty and tranquility, the sea is a lawless world where jealousy, greed and rage surface and where no one is safe. Every episode of DARK WATERS unfolds like an anxiety-inducing thriller putting viewers on the edge of their seat.
MAKING IT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2018) "Making It," the six-episode series from executive producers, hosts and pop-culture's favorite comedic best friends, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, will make its premiere on NBC Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series brings together eight of the country's most talented Makers to tackle a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler and Offerman as well as judges Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York, and Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert. "At the very most, you will fall in love with our Makers, get introduced to a world you may not know anything about and even get inspired to make something at home! At the very least, you will learn what vellum is," Poehler said. "As a woodworker myself, I'm awfully proud to showcase all these talented Makers and be reunited with my charismatic pal Amy to boot," Offerman said. "The question is: Is America thready for this? (Strap in, our show will be pun heavy)." Every show will revolve around a central theme that draws inspiration from hugely popular nationwide trends in crafting and DIY, which the whole family can enjoy. Each episode of the competition will consist of two projects, cleverly designed by Poehler and Offerman, that test the Makers' ability to think outside of the box in unpredictable ways. Believing there is no better way to express yourself than by making things by hand, the challenges are also designed to bring out skilled insights and takeaway, touching personal stories and lots of laughs. First, the "faster-craft" round will be a timed challenge that will test their ability to not only work quickly but imaginatively as well. Next, the Makers will move to the "master craft collection," a one-of-a-kind themed challenge in which the competitors will need to use their expertise and get inventive in order to assemble a winning craft that fits the theme of that week. In the end, only one will emerge victorious and be named "Master Maker."
OUTBACK, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Over the course of a year, journey with the people and animals of Australia's Kimberley region in North West Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness, bursting with character.
WONDERS OF MEXICO (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Travel south along Mexico's mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.
JAMIE AND JIMMY'S FOOD FIGHT CLUB (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 4:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2018) Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club is based in the Southend, Essex, UK café of childhood friends Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty. While Jamie cooks up his ultimate weekend recipes, Jimmy heads outdoors and rustles up magnificent feasts from wild ingredients. The boys are joined by a host of celebrity friends - such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Michael Sheen - who pop in to learn how to cook the dishes they've always loved. The boys also hit the road, spreading the word about exciting new food campaigns - including delicious mussels, happy milk and the tastiest sustainable fish in our seas. Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club will debut on Ovation on Thursday, August 2 at 4pm ET.
SOMEONE YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2018) In homicide cases, it's seldom strangers you need to worry about, it's those closest to you. Even when the killing appears to be random, there can be something more sinister lying beneath the surface: a calculated plot, set in motion by someone close; someone hiding in plain sight; or someone leading a double life. What if the killer could be SOMEONE YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW?
BACHELORETTE WEEKEND (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from CMT's press release, May 2018) With Nashville quickly becoming the leading destination for bachelorette parties, "Bachelorette Weekend," premiering Thursday, August 2 at 11pm ET/PT follows the staff of Bach Weekend, a Nashville-based company specializing in creating once-in-a-lifetime bachelor/bachelorette experiences for would-be brides and grooms celebrating their final fling before the ring. Owner/Founder Robbie and his team - Nicole, Rosa, Liz, Rachal and Johnathan - work tirelessly to ensure their high-maintenance (and often inebriated) clients have a flawless experience, all in hopes of getting a five-star review from the clients. Since every employee is given a financial stake in the company, the importance of the five-star reviews directly affects their bank accounts. Pulling your weight has never been so important.
RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/18 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 12:00 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2018) RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS, a new late-night series from artist Terence Nance ("An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"), kicks off its six-episode season FRIDAY, AUG. 3 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes subsequent Fridays at the same time. The show explores evergreen cultural idioms such as patriarchy, white supremacy and sensuality from a new, thought-provoking perspective. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. A fluid, stream-of-conscious response to the contemporary American mediascape, each episode of RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS features a handful of interconnected vignettes, showcasing an ensemble cast of emerging and established talent. The show is a mix of vérité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation. Nance and his collaborators weave together such themes as ancestral trauma, history, death, the singularity, romance and more, creating a television show like nothing seen before.
LOVE AT SEA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/4/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Next, an exciting voyage is in store for viewers with "Love at Sea," premiering Saturday, August 4 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Real-life husband and wife Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids) and Carlos PenaVega ("Big Time Rush") head out on the high seas aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas as it cruises to exciting ports o' call including Jamaica, Nassau, St. Thomas and Cozumel. Alexa stars as an event planner organizing a multifaceted event on board the ship and thinks she has everything set to the last detail... until she learns she'll be dealing with the rookie, substitute cruise director, portrayed by Carlos, who has his own way of doing things that puts a wrench in her carefully thought out plans.
ULTIMATE SUMMER COOK-OFF (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2018) Six talented chefs enter the summer house to square off in the new primetime culinary series, Ultimate Summer Cook-Off, premiering Sunday, August 5th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Whether it's a chef with a restaurant right on the beach, a seafood master, or a chef from Hawaii, each competitor has their own connection to the summer season and their culinary reputations at stake. Host Eddie Jackson challenges the chefs over four episodes, as each competitor must take on two rounds of summer culinary heats that test their skill and creativity. The chef who wins the first challenge in each episode will receive a key advantage during round two, gaining access to a special cooler with high-end ingredients that no other competitor can use, before presenting their creations to a panel of expert judges. Southern and Hungry's Damaris Phillips and Let's Eat's Jamika Pessoa are joined by a roster of special guest judges each week, including Comfort Food Tour's Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, BBQ blogger Susie Bulloch, Comfort Nation's Lazarus Lynch, Genius Kitchen's Courtney Rada and pitmaster Cameron Treu, to determine which chef exemplifies what summer is all about with their dishes and earns the $25,000 grand prize.
ULTIMATE NINJA CHALLENGE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, July 2018) In the brutal cold of the unforgiving Pacific Northwest wilderness, nine modern-day warriors take on a relentless, 24-day survival challenge based on the ancient laws of the Ninja. In Discovery's all-new series ULTIMATE NINJA CHALLENGE, eight grueling missions created by Jinichi Kawakami, the last known Ninja, will push each warrior's body, mind, and spirit to their breaking points. Those who complete the entire survival challenge will receive a final lesson from the master himself in Iga City, Japan, the legendary home of the Ninja - and prove that they can endure the Ultimate Ninja Challenge. The all-new series premieres Sunday, August 5 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Following in the footsteps of the ancient order, nine individuals each living their own interpretation of the life of a "warrior" will use their unique skills to attempt to survive challenges based on the sacred Kuji principles of the Ninja. These male and female warriors range from martial arts experts, a world-class survivalist, a UFC fighter, a veteran fireman and former military who all want to prove to themselves that they can endure any hardship when they take on the Ultimate Ninja Challenge. With limited food and water, the warriors endure harsh conditions and challenges that include trekking through a frigid swamp, surviving overnight on an icy glacier, crossing a raging river, escaping imprisonment, and more, all while enduring sleep deprivation and debilitating hunger. Failure to complete any mission will force them to leave the challenge, and only those with the strongest stamina and willpower will make it to Japan for the final challenge. This is not conventional survival - this is the Ultimate Ninja Challenge.
LODGE 49 (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2018) AMC announced today an August 6 premiere date for its original series "Better Call Saul" and "Lodge 49." Season four of the critically acclaimed and Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul," produced by Sony Pictures Television, will air Monday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT immediately followed by the series premiere of "Lodge 49" at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Both series will have a presence at the ATX Television Festival, taking place June 7-10 in Austin, Texas, including a panel with "Better Call Saul" executive producer Vince Gilligan and star Bob Odenkirk, and a sneak peek screening of the "Lodge 49" premiere followed by a panel with stars Wyatt Russell and Brent Jennings and executive producers Peter Ocko and Dan Carey. "Monday nights have become a destination for our character-driven dramas, and we loved the idea of pairing these two series, which are similar in their darkly comedic tone and led by two charming yet complicated characters facing huge life moments," said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "We're excited to share the next chapter in Jimmy McGill's journey towards Saul on one of television's most celebrated shows, and to introduce viewers to the unfailingly optimistic underdog Dud, who's looking for his place and his moral purpose in a cynical and confusing world." "Lodge 49" is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who's drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and "Luminous Knight" of the order, Ernie (Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may - or may not - put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he's lost. Jim Gavin (Author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer, and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (Pushing Daisies, The Office). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti ("Billions," Sideways, Outsiders, Hoke), Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End, All Is Bright) and Jeff Freilich ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Grace and Frankie").
REALITY CUPCAKES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2018) New York baker Ashley Foxen is known for creating unique, unexpected cupcakes that resemble whatever her clients imagine. Joined by her mom Denise, brother Alex and sister Lindsay, her up-and-coming business has become the go-to spot for bite-sized edible art that can fool even the most discerning eye. In the new series Reality Cupcakes, Food Network takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Ashley and her family create cupcakes that look like anything but cupcakes. The eight-episode series premieres Monday, August 6th with back-to-back episodes at 10pm (all times ET/PT) and 10:30pm. "Ashley's creativity has a unique twist - her cupcakes are so realistic that guests are in for a big surprise when they take a bite," said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. "That's not a sushi roll, flower pot or T-bone steak - it's a fully edible sweet creation that fools the senses!"
CARTER (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, June 2018) WGN America unveiled two new originals today, exhibiting the full spectrum of the beloved detective procedural genre: lighthearted detective comedy "Carter," starring Jerry O'Connell ("Billions"), Sydney Poitier Heartsong ("Chicago P.D.") and Kristian Bruun ("Orphan Black"), and crime drama "Gone," starring Chris Noth ("Sex and the City," "Law & Order," "The Good Wife"), Leven Ramblin (The Hunger Games) and Danny Pino ("CSI: Miami"). "Carter" is a sharp, 10-episode series that revolves around Harley Mackay (O'Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he's back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Bruun). "Carter" will make its debut on WGN America on Tuesday, August 7.
CASTAWAYS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2018) "Castaways" is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued. This visually stunning, new reality series follows 12 diverse individuals as they're dropped alone throughout various islets in Indonesia and challenged to survive among washed-up luggage, scattered resources and abandoned structures. "Castaways" premieres TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. The only way to leave the remote islands is to persevere long enough to be rescued or to quit. As dramatic situations unfold on an expanse of islands in the South Pacific, the series flashes back to the real lives of each participant in documentary fashion, demonstrating haunting parallels to the lives they left behind.
BOOMTOWN BUILDER (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, July 2018) Fueled by stories of the past, master craftsman Tim McClellan completes inspired transformations of old homes in Arizona's iconic mining "boomtowns" in DIY Network's newest series Boomtown Builder. Premiering Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode season features Tim as he draws ideas from the vivid history of each property to complete beautiful renovations for clients in the once-mining towns of Cottonwood and Jerome. While he adds modern finishes in his designs, Tim also helps families preserve original character when he salvages and repurposes materials unique to each home. "America is literally covered with little towns that sprang up out of nowhere and went boom," said Tim. "Then, when the resources ran out, they went bust leaving behind amazing homes. I help people realize their dream of living the Old West life by uncovering the history in these homes."
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, July 2017) Amazon today announced its continued growth of international production, adding a series of adaptations from Agatha Christie Limited to its lineup of dramatic Amazon Original Series in the U.S. The first adaptation of Christie's classic stories, Ordeal By Innocence, began production earlier this month in the U.K. and will feature an ensemble cast, including Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife, Downton Abbey), Catherine Keener (Get Out, Capote), Ed Westwick (White Gold, Gossip Girl), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Morven Christie (The A Word). In Ordeal By Innocence, old wounds are reopened for the Argyll family when a man suddenly turns up and claims that the black sheep of the family, Jack Argyll, could not have murdered its tyrannical matriarch--for which he was accused just one year earlier. The family must come to terms with Jack's innocence and with the fact that one of them may be the real murderer. Amazon's deal with Agatha Christie Limited continues its partnership with production company Mammoth Screen and was brokered by WME.
ALL ABOUT THE WASHINGTONS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2018) All About The Washingtons is an autobiographical scripted family sitcom that follows Joey Washington (Rev Run aka Joseph Simmons) and his wife Justine Washington (Justine Simmons), playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of family kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as legendary hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine, takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. Their kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.
INSATIABLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Insatiable is a dark, twisted revenge comedy starring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, and Alyssa Milano. For years, Patty (Debby Ryan) has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated by those around her because of her weight. But now that she finds herself suddenly thin, Patty is out for payback against anyone who has ever made her feel bad about herself. Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts), a disgraced attorney whose true passion is coaching beauty pageant contestant, is the only one who sees Patty's potential, and takes her under his wing -- first as a legal client, and then as a pageant contestant whom he coaches toward becoming the top pageant queen in the country. But Bob and his wife Coralee (Alyssa Milano) have no idea how deep Patty's rage goes, or how far she will go to exact revenge on anyone who has ever wronged her. Bullies beware: payback's a bitch, revenge is sweet, and if you cross Patty, you'll be her next treat.
LA CASA DE LAS FLORES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) The dark comedy revolves around a seemingly successful and idyllic family-run flower business full of dysfunctional secrets. One day, the patriarch finds out his longtime mistress has suddenly passed away and he decides to bring their children into the household alongside his current wife and family who didn’t know they existed. The series explores the need to protect and forgive loved ones, no matter how uncomfortable.
FREAKY FRIDAY (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/10/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2018) Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("The Little Mermaid" and "Something Rotten!" on Broadway, and the stage production of "Freaky Friday") star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Freaky Friday," a music-driven, body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other's shoes. It premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 (8:00-9:45 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and will be available earlier (12:01 a.m. PDT) on DisneyNOW (to verified users) and (12:01 a.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel VOD. Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channel, said, "This movie is a creative collaboration with our Theatrical colleagues who developed an original stage musical from a beloved story. Now we've added a fresh twist by adapting it again into a movie for kids and families - with Broadway talent on and off camera - that has the potential to be a classic 'DCOM' for years to come." Tom Kitt wrote the music and Brian Yorkey penned the lyrics for "Freaky Friday." The Tony Award(R) and Pulitzer Prize-winning pair also collaborated on "If, Then" and "Next to Normal," as well as the stage version of "Freaky Friday." Eight songs from the stage production and two new songs, including one co-written by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, are performed in a theatrical pop-rock style by the cast. The script, written by Bridget Carpenter ("11.22.63," "Friday Night Lights,"), is based on her Disney Theatrical Production stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. The movie is directed by Steve Carr ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Daddy Daycare") and executive produced by Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions ("The Lion King", "Aladdin" and "Frozen" on Broadway), Carr and Susan Cartsonis ("Deidra & Laney Rob a Train," "What Women Want").
SUMMER TO REMEMBER, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/11/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) For viewers who dream of vacationing on the beaches of a tropical island, a trip to the South Pacific is next on the itinerary with two original movies. "A Summer to Remember" stars Catherine Bell ("JAG," "Army Wives" and Cameron Mathison ("All My Children," "Entertainment Tonight") and premieres Saturday, August 11 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Shot on location in Fiji, Bell stars as an ER doctor who retreats to the island with her teen daughter so they can reconnect and hopes to recapture the tranquility she found there years ago with her late husband. During the trip, hiking through picturesque jungles, paddle boarding, horseback riding - and possibly love - are on the agenda.
RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT (CC.COM)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, June 2018) Comedy Central summer series, Ronny Chieng: International Student, will premiere as the #1 brand in comedy's first-ever app exclusive original series. Beginning Monday, August 13, fans can binge-watch all seven episodes of the half-hour scripted television show, Ronny Chieng: International Student, which will be available to stream exclusively on the Comedy Central App. "We're thrilled to expand our relationship with Ronny and give his fans here in the U.S. access to this truly binge-worthy series all at once," said Tanya Giles, General Manager, Comedy Central. "We've been waiting for the right project to launch in its entirety as an app-exclusive and Ronny's name-recognition combined with the habits of many Daily Show fans who stream it via the Comedy Central App, make this the perfect series to premiere on the platform." Nominated for a 2018 Australian Writers Guild Award, TV Week Australia called Ronny Chieng: International Student "hilarious," Sunday Age deemed it "screamingly hysterical" and gave it 5 stars, while the Herald Sun gave it 4 out of 4 stars and called it comedy "gold." Ronny Chieng: International Student is loosely based on Chieng's real life experience as a Chinese law student in Australia. It's a series about being caught between worlds; between childhood and adulthood, between your old life and your new life, between your parent's expectations and your own dreams - even if you haven't worked out what they are. But mostly it's about the stupid stuff that happens when you're young and don't know what the hell you're doing. In the series, which was co-written by Chieng (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Ronny plays a Malaysian student who's come to Australia to study law. He's smart, driven and competitive, which would make him the perfect law student, if he actually wanted to be a lawyer. As viewers follow Chieng from his first day on campus to the final exam of semester, he'll encounter binge-drinking Australians, pompous blazer-wearing private school kids and hyper competitive anti-social Asian students who want him to act "more Asian." A genuine outsider, Ronny is suspicious of any group that wants him as a member - be it the rowdy Australians, the Mahjong playing Asians or the blueblood... idiots. Blunt, barbed and not afraid to cut through the B.S., it's not long before Ronny is at odds with most people on campus.
DISENCHANTMENT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, May 2018) From the mind of Matt Groening, comes adult animated comedy fantasy series, Disenchantment, with 10 episodes launching on Netflix, August 17, 2018. In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson ("Bean"), Nat Faxon ("Elfo") and Eric Andre ("Luci"), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. Animation is being done by Rough Draft Studios (Futurama).
PEARL IN PARADISE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/18/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Also jetting off to Fiji are Jill Wagner ("Wipeout") and Kristoffer Polaha ("Ballers," "Get Shorty") for "Pearl in Paradise" (working title) premiering Saturday, August 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Wagner stars as a photographer for a nature magazine who hopes to become its new creative director but first, she must come up with a winning angle for the cover of their 30th anniversary issue. She enlists the help of a romance novelist (Polaha), who she's convinced will help her locate a rare blue pearl buried somewhere on Fiji that was the subject of one of his bestselling books. Their adventure leads them from the comfort of a luxurious resort through the rugged yet lush jungles of the island, punctuated by cool streams and awe-inspiring waterfalls.
SHARKNADO 6 (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/19/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, May 2018) Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier -- time travel. In the ending moments of SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, SHARKNADO 6 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
DEVIL SPEAKS, THE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2018) THE DEVIL SPEAKS uses real audio recordings to peel back the layers of a case. From police interviews to recorded phone calls and voicemails, these recordings are a launching-off point as friends and family connect us with the victim and law enforcement officers walk us through the investigation. In the end, a final piece of chilling and revealing audio is the lynchpin to helping solve the investigation.
ROB RIGGLE'S SKI MASTER ACADEMY (SONY CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Sony Crackle's press release, July 2018) Sony Crackle today announced that the network's upcoming original comedy series "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy" will debut on Thursday, August 23, with a special advance debut on Amazon Fire TV through the Sony Crackle app starting Monday, August 13. In addition, the free streaming network unveiled additional guest stars joining the series, including Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding"), Christopher McDonald ("Happy Gilmore"), Noël Wells ("Master of None"), David Arquette ("Amanda & Jack Go Glamping," "Cleaners"), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos"), Jamie Chung ("Big Hero 6"), Haley Joel Osment ("Future Man," "Silicon Valley") and more. The ensemble joins previously announced guest stars Paul Scheer and Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin. The network also released new photos from the highly anticipated eight-episode summer series. In this Sony Crackle original comedy series, celebrity patriot Rob Riggle, who is mostly known for his legendary ski master movies, has invested all of his money and reputation into an Academy celebrating America's truest art form... personal watercraft riding. Rob, his legendary stunt man commandant Dirk Hamsteak (Billy Merritt) and their entire staff of instructors spend a semester defending their beloved Academy at all costs. No matter how many people criticize it... go missing... or die!
GHOUL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) From the makers of Insidious, Get Out and Udta Punjab - GHOUL is a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren't?
INNOCENTS, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, February 2018) When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point; and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever. The series stars Sorcha Groundsell (Clique, Iona, Sleeping Lions) as June, Percelle Ascott (Wizard vs. Aliens, The Weekend Movie) as Harry and Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, Memento, The King's Speech) as Halvorson.
CRAZY CAKES (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, July 2018) Crazy Cakes takes viewers behind the scenes to bakeries across America who are creating the craziest cakes imaginable. From gravity-defying wedding cakes to life-size animal replicas, this series will blow your mind as we see how these bakers create and build these delicious artistic edible creations.
SWEET TASTE OF LOVE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Another destination this summer is home sweet home in "A Sweet Taste of Love" (working title) premiering Saturday, August 25 (9 p.m. ET/PT). After her divorce, Tyler returns to her hometown to spend the summer with her daughter and mother. Her mother owns and operates a local, once-popular BBQ restaurant. At her daughter's urging, Tyler signs up for the town's famous, annual BBQ competition, where she soon realizes her high-school sweetheart (Marc Blucas, "Underground," "Miss Christmas"), now a celebrity chef, is back in town and part of the contest. As the two are forced to spend time together, old feelings resurface but Tyler convinces herself she has no room for distractions, especially when there is a competition to win.
AMERICA TO ME (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 8/26/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, June 2018) Starz announced today that the new unscripted 10-part series "America To Me" will premiere on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 9 PM ET/PT. This insightful documentary series created by Emmy Award(R)-winning and Oscar(R)-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail), and produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films. The official trailer provides a first look into an academic year at Chicagoland's elite Oak Park and River Forest High School. "America To Me" follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country's highest performing and diverse public schools, over the course of a year, as they grapple with decades-long racial and educational inequities - in addition to the challenges that today's teenagers face. Digging deep into the experiences of a racially diverse student population, "America to Me" sparks candid conversations about what has succeeded and what has failed in the quest to achieve racial equity and overcome obstacles in our education system. In this part observational character story and part high-school confessional, James captures critical moments within this vibrant high-school ecosystem.
BIG FOOD TRUCK TIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2018) Andrew Zimmern travels the United States in search of passionate food truck entrepreneurs who are chasing the American dream of being their own boss and sharing their food with the public. What they don't know is that Andrew is going to reward one deserving culinary dreamer with $10,000 to help them take their food truck to the next level.
ONE DOLLAR (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, July 2018) CBS All Access announced today its latest original series, ONE DOLLAR, will premiere on Thursday, August 30. New episodes of ONE DOLLAR's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The newly revealed official key art for ONE DOLLAR can be downloaded here. ONE DOLLAR is a mystery set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the dollar bill and point of view in each episode paint a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill out into the open as the town's secrets get revealed.
RETURN OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, July 2018) Deep in the Louisiana Bayou lives a legend. Shelby Stanga is known as the Swamp Man - and he's been ruling these parts for years. He earned a fortune hauling valuable cypress out of the muddy waters and won a reputation as King of the Swamp. But a couple years back, it all fell apart. His orders dried up, he lost everything and he retreated deep into the swamp. But life in the bayou has been turned upside down. Record flooding has destroyed homes and businesses, and now, Shelby's friends and neighbors are in trouble and need him more than ever. So the Swamp Man is springing into action. He's on a mission - to help get his fellow swampers back on their feet and get himself back on top in the process. But he won't be doing it alone - he's bringing along his new protégé Angela, and she'll need to be a quick learner because the Swamp Man will put her through the ringer. But Shelby's not stopping there. He's pulling out every toy he's got up his sleeve - including the biggest of 'em all - his forty ton barge he's lovingly nicknamed "The Leviathan." THE RETURN OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN follows Shelby's comeback. The show highlights his expertise, ingenuity, humor and overall craziness. Shelby will teach a new generation the ins and outs of the swamp. In the end, Shelby's determination to help those around him and help himself in the process will be his greatest adventure yet. And there's nothing that will stop him to get the job done.
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2018) Amazon today announced it has greenlit season two of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan ahead of its global series debut set for August 31 on Prime Video. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, from Paramount Television and Skydance Television, is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours). The creators of the series, Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), will continue to serve as Co-Showrunners. Additionally, Krasinski, who also serves as an Executive Producer, will be reunited with Wendell Pierce (The Wire) who will reprise his role as James Greer in the eight-episode second season. In season two, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. The second season commences production this summer in Europe, South America and the United States.
MODEL SQUAD (E!)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, July 2018) Known for putting fans at the crossroads of fashion and pop culture, E!'s new Fashion Week exclusive docu-series "Model Squad," produced by Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate and IMG, follows nine high-profile, in-demand supermodels in the make-or-break fashion industry. Launching in conjunction with the start of New York Fashion Week, where E! is the official multi-platform media partner of New York Fashion Week: The Shows, viewers will get an exclusive look behind the runway with a two-week premiere event beginning Tuesday, September 4th through Friday, September 14th at 8 PM ET/PT. "Model Squad" follows Daniela Braga, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Ferguson, Ping Hue, Nadine Leopold, Caroline Lowe, Ashley Moore, Shanina Shaik and Devon Windsor as they prepare for the fall fashion season. The "work hard, play hard" fleet of strong, independent and successful models will juggle relationships, friendships and hardships while navigating the cut-throat world of high fashion. This season, social media influencer and entrepreneur, Olivia Culpo, has her heart set on landing a Sports Illustrated booking, but her spirits are crushed when she has a rocky test shoot with famed photographer, Yu Tsai. Meanwhile, her friend Devon Windsor wants to expand her brand outside of modeling, which could make it even more difficult to find time for her relationship. Similarly, Caroline Lowestruggles to balance her relationship with her boyfriend and her career when she finds herself in a hotbed of wedding pressure from her boyfriend's family. Meanwhile, her friend, LA-based model Ashley Moore, decides to make the big move to New York City to be closer to the high-end modeling scene. But after meeting vivacious Brazilian super model Daniela Braga at a casting, Ashley starts second guessing whether she can make it in the big leagues of the Big Apple. After the craziness of the fall fashion season, Shanina Shaik decides to put together a staycation with the squad to decompress from their hectic schedules, but some of the girls' personalities clash. High fashion editorial and runway model Hannah Ferguson decides to take a trip to her boyfriend's home in the Virgin Islands to help with hurricane relief, which affects her more than she expected. The veteran model of the group, Ping Hue, is getting pressure from her family to change her career path and settle down but she is determined to succeed in her chosen field. Meanwhile, Nadine Leopold's career is on the rise as she books the runway show of her dreams, but the stakes are higher now that she sits among the industry's elite.
PURGE, THE (USA)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, June 2018) Thriller fans, take note: A television version of The Purge will hit USA Network this September! Following The First Purge movie this summer, The Purge series is based on Blumhouse Productions' hit franchise - and set in the same universe. The show follows several seemingly unrelated, conflicted characters as they prepare for a 12-hour period when all crime - including murder - is legal. Film creator James DeMonaco serves as writer and executive producer, while a host of familiar talent also contributes: Thomas Kelly (Copper, The Get Down) has been tapped as the showrunner, while Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning director of USA's Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G., Anthony Hemingway, will direct and executive produce the premiere episode. The Purge will premiere Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c on USA Network with the premiere and finale episodes simulcast on SYFY.
MAYANS M.C. (FX)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, June 2018) Mayans M.C., the next chapter in Kurt Sutter's award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga, premieres Tuesday, September 4 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp. The series also stars Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, and Danny Pino. Recurring stars include Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, Vincent Rocco Vargas, Maurice Compte, Gino Vento, Tony Plana and Ada Maris. Mayans M.C. was co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. Norberto Barba directs the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Sutter and Barba, with James as Co-Executive Producer. The 10-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
BAD SEED, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Executive producer, director and star Rob Lowe reimagines the iconic 1956 psychological horror film, The Bad Seed, with a new take on a cult classic. Lowe will star as a single father who seems to have everything under control. But when there is a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter Emma's (Mckenna Grace) school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved daughter. He slowly begins to question if Emma's exemplary behavior is just a façade and she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he's faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma, but ultimately must stop her from striking again. Patty McCormack, who was the youngest actor ever nominated for Best Actress in the original, will play the psychiatrist who treats Emma. Mark Wolper, Rob Lowe and Elizabeth Stephen serve as executive producers. Lowe directed from a script by Barbara Marshall.
REL (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 9/9/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) Based on the life of Lil Rel Howery ("Get Out," "Insecure," "The Carmichael Show"), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair. And not just any affair. An affair with Rel's own barber. Quite easily the worst person for your wife to sleep with, because as hard it is to find a good spouse, it's even harder to find a reliable barber. Plus, with the barbershop being one of the epicenters of neighborhood gossip, Rel finds his embarrassing business is known by everyone, including the Pastor (also played by Howery), before Rel can even process the emotions himself. Offering Rel support - that is, when they themselves aren't butting heads - are Rel's tough-talking, no-B.S. best friend, BRITTANY (Jess "Hilarious" Moore, "Wild 'N Out"), and his recently out-of-jail younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Wisdom of the Crowd"), as well as Rel's prideful DAD (Sinbad, "A Different World," "The Sinbad Show," "Jingle All The Way"), who perhaps has taken the barber news even harder than Rel. After his beloved kids move to Cleveland with their mom, Rel must begin the difficult task of rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad. He also jumps back into the dating pool - and often finds himself the victim of his own well-intentioned hubris. But, ever the optimist, he continues his search for love, respect...and a new barber.
ASHLEE+EVAN (E!)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, July 2018) E! shows all you need is love, family and music with the series premiere of Ashlee+Evan beginning Sunday, September 9th at 10pm ET/PT. The six-episode series begins with an hour-long episode, followed by five half-hour episodes in the subsequent weeks. The cinematic docu-drama follows Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross as they juggle their lives as soul mates, parents, musicians and artists. With the addition of their eclectic group of friends and famous family who fill their abode with laughter and love, there's never a dull moment in this young duo's household. The non-stop life of Ashlee and Evan will showcase the modern day millennial renaissance couple raising a family while building on a burgeoning career. The series follows the pair and their tight-knit group of lifelong friends, sharing the couples' creative process as they write and record their first duet album of soulful, authentic and reflective music. As a young woman who has been focused on raising two children, Ashlee is cautious about jumping back into the music world. However, she's amped to record with her actor/artist husband, and Evan would have it no other way. The expressive couple is inspired to spread the love and share their unique gift to the world while raising children in Los Angeles, being interrupted by well-meaning friends and family and prioritizing family time coast to coast from sunny Palm Springs to Evan's childhood home in Connecticut. Although this next phase of their life together will be filled with excitement and uncertainty, the couples' determination and unwavering support of one another ensures they'll be able to get it all done together. For much of their lives, Ashlee and Evan have been in the spotlight. One of the biggest names in pop music in the early 2000s, Ashlee Simpson took the music industry by storm with her hit album, "Autobiography." In addition to her successful career in film, television, and theatre, Ashlee took some time off in 2009 after becoming a full- time mom to son Bronx, now nine. After a chance meeting with musician, film and television actor Evan Ross in 2013 followed by whirlwind romance, Ashlee and Evan tied the knot in 2014 and welcomed their daughter Jagger Snow later that year. Their recent ventures also include a unisex clothing capsule line with Zadig & Voltaire they have conceived and designed named after their daughter Jagger Snow.
YOU (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Starring Penn Badgley, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?" When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way. The series also stars Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell, with a special guest appearance by John Stamos. Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, and Marcos Siega serve as executive producers. Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble also wrote the first episode of the series, which was directed/executive produced by Lee Toland Krieger. Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is from Berlanti Productions, Man Sewing Dinosaur, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and A&E Studios.
KIDDING (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2018) SHOWTIME has announced its new fall comedy line-up with the ninth season of its hit series SHAMELESS, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and SAG Award(R) winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum, premiering on Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of the new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), at 10 p.m. ET/PT. KIDDING centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. The series also stars Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Judy Greer (Married). Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues. Greer stars as Jeff's estranged wife and their son is played by Cole Allen. Guest stars include Justin Kirk (WEEDS) and Ginger Gonzaga (I'M DYING UP HERE). KIDDING was created and is executive produced by Dave Holstein (WEEDS, Raising Hope), who wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. The series is also executive produced by Gondry, who is directing several episodes, including the premiere. In addition, KIDDING is executive produced by Carrey, Michael Aguilar (I'M DYING UP HERE), Roberto Benabib (WEEDS), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet), Emmy nominee Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Jim Garavente (Bad Words).
DRAGON PILOT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Recently stationed Air Self-Defence Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.
GOOD COP, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) In The Good Cop, Tony Danza plays Tony Sr., a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
HILDA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) A production of Silvergate Media, the makers of Octonauts, in collaboration with Mercury Filmworks, Hilda transforms the Eisner-Award nominated graphic novels by Luke Pearson and published by Nobrow into an incredible animated adventure for older kids. The series follows the journey of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she makes new friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stranger –and sometimes more dangerous– than she ever expected. Netflix members worldwide will be able to join Hilda on her thrills and escapdes beginning in 2018.
MAGNUM P.I. (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs back-up on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, John Fox and Danielle Woodrow are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Lin directed the pilot from a script by Lenkov and Guggenheim.
MANIFEST (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny. The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. Jeff Rake will write and executive produce. David Frankel will direct and executive produce the pilot. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive produce. "Manifest" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Compari Entertainment.
FBI (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the "Law & Order" franchise, FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These first-class agents bring all their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence, in order to keep New York and the country safe. Craig Turk, Dick Wolf, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski and Niels Arden Oplev (pilot only) are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Oplev directed the pilot from a story by Wolf and Turk, and a script by Turk.
NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof - and return it to the glory that put it on the map. The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine. David Schulner will write and executive produce. Kate Dennis will direct and executive produce the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer will produce. "New Amsterdam" is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.
COOL KIDS, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) From executive producer Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") and starring Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier ("The Carmichael Show," "In Living Color"), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull ("Veep", "Roseanne"), Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan ("Will and Grace," "American Horror Story") and Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence ("Mama's Family," "The Carol Burnett Show"), THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun - because, at their age, what do they really have to lose. HANK (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include CHARLIE (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and SID (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in. Complicating matters is MARGARET (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she's not going to take crap from anyone - especially not these three. But what unites them all is their shared belief that they're not done yet - not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. Our self-proclaimed "cool kids" are determined to make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet.
GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) GOD FRIENDED ME stars Brandon Micheal Hall in a humorous, uplifting drama about Miles Finer (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), an online journalist. Brought together by the "God Account," the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he'll play along and, in the process, change his life forever. Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Siega directed the pilot from a script by Lilien & Wynbrandt.
NEIGHBORHOOD, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) THE NEIGHBORHOOD stars Cedric the Entertainer as an opinionated neighbor in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. When Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home. Jim Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment), Wendi Trilling, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Rhone and James Burrows (pilot) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Burrows directed the pilot from a script by Reynolds.
HAPPY TOGETHER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) HAPPY TOGETHER stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West in a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when Cooper (Felix Mallard), an exuberant young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them. Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe, Ben Winston, Harry Styles, Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Phill Lewis directed the pilot from a script by McAuliffe and Earl.
I FEEL BAD (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From executive producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect. The cast includes Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley. Aseem Batra will write and executive produce. Julie Anne Robinson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Amy Poehler, Dave Becky and Josh Maurer also executive produce. "I Feel Bad" is produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
INTO THE DARK (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2018) In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Hulu unveiled Into The Dark, a brand new horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum's independent TV studio. The series will include 12 standalone super-sized episodes, with a new installment released on the first Friday of every month throughout the year. Each episode is inspired by a holiday from the month of it release, but all will feature Blumhouse's signature genre/thriller spin on the story. Blumhouse Television, drawing on its deep talent relationships, is working with a broad section of filmmakers, creators and actors to bring this unique, first-of-its-kind series to Hulu audiences.
ALL AMERICAN (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School's football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer's mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it's an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy's son, Jordan (the team's starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father's attention - or the team spotlight - with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan's sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes - and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good. Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. ALL AMERICAN stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Karimah Westbrook. ALL AMERICAN is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers April Blair ("Reign"), Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Riverdale"), Sarah Schechter ("The Flash," "Riverdale") and Rob Hardy ("Power").
CHARMED (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) "Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women's studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel's amused dismay) and going "on" again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother's death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn't know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who's been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can't handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others' thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don't worry, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation... or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women's studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they're actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he's not really a professor, he's their "Whitelighter," a witch's advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother's death was no accident - she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It's a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones... and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us... one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together... even if they have no idea what they're really up against. Starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, Ser'Darius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki . Based on the original series, CHARMED is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica O'Toole ("Jane The Virgin"), Amy Rardin ("Jane The Virgin"), Jennie Snyder Urman ("Jane The Virgin"), Ben Silverman ("The Office"), Brad Silberling ("Jane The Virgin") and Carter Covington ("Faking It").
LEGACIES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It's here that Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults - including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby - come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves... in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be - or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies. LEGACIES stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. LEGACIES is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), Brett Matthews ("The Vampire Diaries"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Gina Girolamo ("The Originals").
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The show follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who's joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M's best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.