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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
MADAM OF PURITY FALLS, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/20/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2019) After the tragic death of her husband, a mother moves her teenage son and daughter to the idyllic town of Purity Falls only to find the rift with her son deepen when he becomes entrapped in the neighborhood maven's nefarious home business. Stars Kristanna Loken, Trevor Stines, Olivia d'Abo. (2019).
BIG RIG WARRIORS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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LOVED TO DEATH (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/19 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, June 2019) Inspired by TV One's true crime programming, LOVED TO DEATH stars Malinda Williams (Girlfriends' Getaway), MC Lyte (Girls Trip), McKinley Freeman (Hit the Floor), Tobias Truvillion (Empire) and Chrystee Pharris (Media). The film charts a newly engaged couple whose lives are cut short when they are suddenly gunned down by a crazed ex-lover at a toll booth. Upon meeting and falling in love with Dre (Truvillion), Monica (Williams) leaves a long term abusive relationship with Jackson (Freeman) to be with her new love. Tune in to find out how a once loving relationship turned deadly.
GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2019) National Geographic expands its partnership with Gordon Ramsay by greenlighting additional episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted ahead of this summer's season one premiere. The all-new episodes will feature Gordon Ramsay continuing his journey across the globe, embarking on exhilarating missions to unearth world cultures through food and adventure, familiar ground for Ramsay following his hit U.K. series "Gordon's Great Escapes." The debut season of GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED, produced by Studio Ramsay, is set to launch summer 2019 and production on the new episodes is set to begin this fall.
YUM AND YUMMER (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2019) It's all about the best of the best as Eddie Jackson tracks down the yummiest, most satisfying and most decadent foods, dishes and cuisines around the world.
SERIAL KILLER: DEVIL UNCHAINED (ID)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, June 2019) As a troubled young teenager, Todd Kohlhepp was described as a "devil on a chain" by those who knew him best, but no one could anticipate what would happen when that chain was let loose. On November 3, 2016, a young woman is found alive on Todd Kohlhepp's property after being held captive for two months in a shipping container. Following her rescue, Kala Brown reveals to Spartanburg County Sheriff's investigators that her captor, former real estate broker Todd Kohlhepp, is responsible for more crimes than local police ever knew possible. Kohlhepp would plead guilty to seven murders and ultimately close one of South Carolina's most baffling cold cases in the process - the murder of four people at the Superbike Motor Shop. But if he is to be believed, his reign of terror didn't end there. With exclusive access to Kohlhepp from prison, filmmaker and investigative journalist Maria Awes sets out on a dark journey to uncover the truth behind his crimes - the ones we know about and additional ones he claims he committed. With the help of former FBI profiler John Douglas and Kohlhepp's own biographer, Gary Garrett, Awes goes down a twisted path, talking to Kohlhepp's family, as well as his victims and their families, uncovering early warning signs that might have helped stop a killer in his tracks. An intense and chilling journey, the three-part limited series SERIAL KILLER: DEVIL UNCHAINED premieres Monday, July 22 from 9-11pm ET only on Investigation Discovery (ID).
FAMILY CHANTEL, THE (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2019) With the franchise's expansion to Monday nights, viewers will pick up exactly where HAPPILY EVER AFTER? leaves off, as Pedro and Chantel continue to work through their issues and attempt to create a happy life together in Atlanta. But it won't be so easy--after Chantel reveals all of the explosive information she learned on her trip to the Dominican Republic to her family, they are out to get some answers from Pedro as they race to confront him. Chantel's brother River and Pedro come face-to-face for the first time after their fight, and secrets are revealed as the family is forced to open up. Will the divide between Pedro and Chantel's family grow even more, or will they be able to get over their differences and become closer than ever? Meanwhile, Chantel's sister Winter is struggling with her own relationship to boyfriend Jah. Parents Karen and Thomas feel like they know nothing about Jah, despite their five-year relationship, and enlist their trusted private investigator to uncover some shocking secrets. Then suddenly, Pedro's grandmother falls ill, forcing him to return to the Dominican Republic--but this time, the entire "Family Chantel" is coming with. As relationships are tested and apologies demanded, will this face-to-face meeting end in happiness or total destruction?
CASH PAD (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/23/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2019) JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, the engaged break-out stars of "The Bachelorette," are also experienced house flippers. In this eight episode series, the dynamic couple partner with homeowners in Dallas, Austin, and Phoenix who are in serious need of extra income and hoping to turn their properties into thriving short-term rentals. Whether they're transforming a decrepit shipping container, a rundown airstream, or a garage in disrepair, JoJo and Jordan are up for the task of creating one-of-a-kind vacation hot-spots that will provide a life-changing financial boost for their homeowner partners. Produced by Electus with Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Tim Puntillo, Craig Plestis and Ming Lee Howell as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Marshall Eisen are the executive producers for CNBC.
ANCIENT SKIES (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2019) Premiering Wednesday, July 24, limited series ANCIENT SKIES (8:00 p.m. ET) and NOVA "The Planets" (9:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET) tell stories of the human quest to understand the universe. In the three-part ANCIENT SKIES (July 24 - August 7), audiences will discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors explore outer space. Expert contributors demystify astronomical myths with scientific explanations. The five-part NOVA"The Planets" (July 24 - August 14) tells the dramatic story of our solar system, spanning billions of years through the discoveries of the most groundbreaking space missions. The series treats viewers to an up-close look at faraway worlds, including Saturn's 45,000-mile-wide rings, Mars's ancient waterfalls and Neptune's winds - five times stronger than any hurricane felt on Earth.
SOUTH SIDE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2019) Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, today announced that its new scripted series South Side will premiere Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Watch a new trailer from the comedy series here. South Side is written by and stars Bashir Salahuddin (Glow) and Diallo Riddle (Marlon). Salahuddin, Riddle, and Michael Blieden - all Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alumni - are executive producers. The aspirational, scripted comedy is set in and around the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. South Side follows two friends who just graduated community college ... so now they're ready to take over the world! But until they do they're stuck at Rent-T-Own, a retail-rental crossroads where the South Side's vast ensemble of characters come together. Despite the obstacles of inner-city life, these friends and their co-workers all strive to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. Brought to life by local Chicagoans, both in front of and behind the camera, this show gives viewers an authentic portrayal of what life on the South Side is all about.
LAST COWBOY, THE (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 PM EST
(from Paramount Network's press release, July 2019) The Last Cowboy, a new unscripted series spotlighting the highly skilled horsemen and trainers that compete in the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining, premieres on Paramount Network Wednesday, July 24 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following Yellowstone, cable's most-watched summer series currently airing its second season. From Academy Award(R)-nominee Taylor Sheridan, writer of Hell or High Water and Sicario; writer/director of Wind River; and co-creator of the hit Paramount Network original scripted drama series Yellowstone; The Last Cowboy puts center stage the real-life men and women who compete on the professional reining circuit - a Western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops - as they prepare for the biggest bout in the sport's history: "The Run for a Million." The series chronicles eight reiners determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive, ultra-competitive athletic event. In addition to executive producing the new unscripted series, Sheridan is also launching "The Run for a Million," reining's first-ever, arena-based competition with a $1 million purse, marking the largest in its history. The upcoming experience will take place August 15-17, 2019 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, and the competition will come to life in the series finale of The Last Cowboy.
ANOTHER LIFE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.
WRONG MOMMY, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 7/25/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2019) After receiving a promotion and more responsibility at work, Melanie (Jessica Morris, The Wrong Teacher) decides to hire Phoebe (Ashlynn Yennie, The Wrong Neighbor) as her personal assistant. Smart and cunning, Phoebe has an ulterior motive for taking the job and a twisted plan for revenge involving Melanie's mother, Carol (Dee Wallace, E.T.). The Wrong Mommy is executive produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz. Producers are Vivica A. Fox and David DeCoteau. DeCoteau directed from a script written by Robert Dean Klein.
MY FIRST FIRST LOVE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, April 2019) Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
BOYS, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2019) The uncensored trailer for the anticipated Amazon Original series The Boys was revealed today on Reddit by Garth Ennis, writer and co-creator of the original comic book series. The subversive superhero series will debut July 26 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. The Boys will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival Monday, April 29. The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes - who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods - abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought - the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The Boys are Hughie (Jack Quaid, "The Hunger Games"), Billy Butcher (Karl Urban, "Star Trek"), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso, "Detroit"), Frenchie (Tomer Capon, "Hostages"), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara, "Suicide Squad"). Simon Pegg ("Mission: Impossible - Fallout") guest stars as Hughie's father.
WRONG TUTOR, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 7/26/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2019) When star high school athlete Eric (Nate Wyatt, Turnt) needs help with his school work, Emily (Ivy Matheson, The Lears) convinces Eric's mother Carol (Vivica A. Fox, Independence Day), that she is the perfect tutor for her son but she has other reasons that stem beyond helping him with his homework. The Wrong Tutor is executive produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz. Producers are Vivica A. Fox and David DeCoteau. DeCoteau directed from a script written by Adam Rockoff.
V.C. ANDREWS' HEAVEN CASTEEL SAGA (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 7/27/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2019) This summer, Lifetime brings viewers' favorite novels to life with Book to Screen movies, every Saturday night beginning this June with Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine, three Jane Green titles, Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures, and will continue through July and August with the premieres of the V.C Andrews' Casteel Family Movie Series Event. The V.C. event is airing consecutively every Saturday at 8pm ET/PT through August 24th. Marking the last known series written by prolific writer V.C. Andrews, the titles in the quintet include Heaven, Dark Angel, Fallen Hearts, Gates of Paradise and Web of Dreams. The V.C. Andrews Movie Series Event follows Heaven Casteel and her siblings after their father devises a scheme that threatens to destroy their dreams and separate the family forever. Stars across all five films include, Annalise Basso, Julie Benz, Kelly Rutherford, Daphne Zuniga, Jennifer LaPorte and Jason Priestley, who also directs Fallen Hearts.
ROME IN LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/27/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2019) Amelia Tate's (Ricci) world is turned upside down when she is plucked from obscurity in Bend, Oregon to star in a remake of the classic film Roman Holiday. After being flown to the Eternal City for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Amelia is obliged to spend time with American reporter Philip Hamilton (Porte), who has been assigned by an Italian magazine to write the story that will introduce her to the world.
BIG RIG WARRIORS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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SHARE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 7/27/19 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, June 2019) Based on Pippa Bianco's Cannes Film Festival award-winning short of the same name, this feature-length drama stars Rhianne Barreto as 16-year-old Mandy, who discovers a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember and must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout. SHARE also stars Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone and Danny Mastrogiorgio. At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Pippa Bianco received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Rhianne Barreto won the Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting, both in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film was also featured this year as the closing night screening of MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films Festival, and most recently screened in official selection at Cannes Film Festival.
DEADLY DISPATCH (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/19 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, June 2019) DEADLY DISPATCH stars Tamala Jones (Castle), Dominique Perry (Insecure) and Rapper Bone Crusher (ATL). The film chronicles the tragic murder of Shawn (Bone Crusher), a well-liked owner of a struggling taxi company. Tiffany (Jones) is a local salon owner and Shawn's longtime, high-school best friend who becomes intertwined in the puzzling circumstances surrounding his death. Unsatisfied with the police's classification of the case being a "robbery gone wrong," Tiffany becomes suspicious of Shawn's grieving widow Amber (Perry). Motivated to find out what really happened to her friend that fateful day, Tiffany embarks on a quest that will not only endanger her strained marriage, but her life as well. Will she be able to come to terms with a deep secret shared between her and Shawn while seeking justice?
AMAZING DOGS (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, June 2019) Take a journey along the twists and turns of the canine family tree to meet the most dangerous and wondrous wild dogs in the natural world and learn how they eventually went on to become much-loved pets like Labradors, bulldogs, mutts and more. Hosted by biologist Patrick Aryee, AMAZING DOGS travels the world to study all 34 extraordinary canine species - from the Arctic fox to South America's maned wolves and everything in between. Aryee examines these wonderfully varied creatures and discovers how, by harnessing their wild instincts, dogs helped change the course of human history. Taking viewers from the jungles of Brazil to the deserts of Africa and onto North America's prairies to meet the most incredible canines known to man - AMAZING DOGS premieres Sunday, July 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
PENNYWORTH (EPIX)
· [70-minute series premiere] · 7/28/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, April 2019) Premium network EPIX announced today that PENNYWORTH will premiere on July 28th at 9 PM ET/PT, 8 C, and also released a new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated series. The 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who's not yet Bruce's father, in 1960s London. In addition to Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) and Ben Aldridge (Our Girl, Fleabag), cast members include multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Polly Walker (The Mentalist, Rome) and Emma Corrin (The Crown).
TWELVE FOREVER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Reggie's wild imagination unlocks a weird and wonderful world where she can be herself -- and escape the pressures of growing up.
LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/19 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, June 2019) Comedy Central today announced that David Spade's new late-night series, Lights Out with David Spade, premieres Monday, July 29 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the first promo here. The series, hosted by the iconic comedian, will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday through Thursday each week. The series will feature Spade's signature take on the pop culture news of the day. The nightly series will include a rotating group of Spade's comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments. Lights Out with David Spade will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, which ranks #1 in share growth among daily late night talk shows in 2019 among P18-34 (+13% year over year). With over 1.2 billion cross-platform video views and 44 million interactions in 2019, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is the most engaged late-night show on television, generating more likes, comments, reactions and shares than the rest. The series averages 55 million video views across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter each week, led by the Emmy Award-winning Between the Scenes.
BLACK INK CREW: COMPTON (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, June 2019) "Black Ink Crew" makes its mark on California as VH1 expands the popular franchise with, "Black Ink Crew: Compton," on Tuesday, July 30th with a two-hour premiere at 9PM ET/PT. "Black Ink Crew: Compton" follows Danny "KP" Kirkpatrick and his crew at 'IAMCompton,' the first-ever tattoo shop in Compton. Compton, known for its musical influence and iconic street art, is an artistic melting-pot ready for the newest tat crew to share their talent. KP, famed tattoo artist and visionary, is bringing his team of artists into the community and are using their creative energy to make a change while creating a "safe zone" in the city he calls home. At 'IAMCompton,' KP has assembled a dream team of tattoo artists, friends and new additions to build a trusted family at the shop that has become known as "a crew among gangs." Their mission is to create a movement in Compton through their creative collective by celebrating the talent, passion and rich culture of the community. The crew is here to represent the city in a way that rises above the stereotypes and embraces the rich culture of Compton. The IAMCompton artists confront identity crisis and social conflicts by channeling their imagination into body art and comradery. But with the pressure to succeed and represent their home, will they reinvent their community or fall under pressure?
60 DAYS IN: NARCOLAND (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
N/A
KENGAN ASHURA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Underground gladiator Tokita Ohma fights on behalf of business mogul Nogi Hideki who wagers mega-business deals on the outcome of these brutal matches.
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, April 2019) Four American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings... and a funeral.
LOVE & LISTINGS (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, June 2019) VH1 launches new real estate docu-series "Love & Listings," which is set to premiere Wednesday, July 31 at 9:00PM ET/PT. The eight, one-hour episodes open the doors to the glamorous and scandalous lives of Southern California's young, ambitious real estate agents and their elite celebrity clientele. The biggest names in Hollywood, including Jermaine Dupri, Jordin Sparks, Amber Rose, Ray J, Brandy Norwood, Laz Alonso, and more look to this group of talented real estate moguls when it's time to buy and sell their Hollywood dream homes. In between closing million-dollar deals, the lines between business and pleasure blur and the real drama begins. The series offers an exclusive look into the life of Suge Knight's son Suge Jacob Knight, a real estate trainee determined to forge his own path and recover his family legacy following his father's alleged legal woes. Knight struggles both personally and professionally under the weight of his family name as he strives to rise in the ranks of LA's real estate game.
SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, April 2019) Sherman's Showcase is a new musical variety sketch comedy show created and written by Diallo Riddle (Marlon, Rise) and Bashir Salahuddin (GLOW, Snatched). Drawing inspiration from dance/variety shows Solid Gold,?Soul Train and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, each episode of Sherman's Showcase?is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show. Whether it's a questionably attired funk super group in the 1970s, an up-and-coming MC in the 1980s or an R&B diva from the 1990s, Sherman's Showcase has it all: music, comedy, famous guest stars and dancing with an exuberant host who's been with the show throughout its run.
BBQ BRAWL: FLAY V. SYMON (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2019) Culinary icon and acclaimed Food Network host Bobby Flay heats things up this summer with the premiere of two new series. On BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon, Bobby goes head-to-head against fellow Iron Chef Michael Symon in this four-episode stunt, as Bobby and Michael coach eight of the country's most respected BBQ challengers for bragging rights. InThe Flay List, Bobby visits the culinary spots he has frequented for years with daughter Sophie, as they experience classic locations and dishes, with Sophie introducing her dad to her latest discoveries. "Bobby Flay is a leading authority when it comes to grilling, and a fierce competitor, so it is only fitting that Bobby treats viewers to a BBQ competition against Iron Chef and best friend, Michael Symon, for the ultimate in bragging rights," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Bobby's daughter Sophie Flay also joins Food Network this summer, as Bobby and Sophie share some of their favorite culinary destinations, giving audiences a personal and playful look on their picks that are perfect for all generations, as only a father and daughter can."
NO ONE SAW A THING (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, April 2019) A new true crime documentary series from Blumhouse Television, No One Saw A Thing examines an unsolved and mysterious death in the American Heartland and the corrosive effects of vigilantism in small town America. The case garnered international attention in the early 1980s after a resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople. These witnesses deny having seen anything, to this very day.
GOING FOR SOLD (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, June 2019) The worst homes in Houston's best neighborhoods are getting Texas-sized makeovers in the new HGTV series Going for Sold, premiering Thursday, Aug. 1, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars real estate agent Jon Pierre Tjon-Joe-Pin and his wife Mary, a former flight attendant who left her career to pursue her love of design and start their home renovation business. In each episode, the busy parents of two turn forgotten homes into charming and affordable properties that appeal to young families looking for a high-end look without the hefty price tag. With a love for bright colors and bold design, Mary incorporates artful features into each home, including removable wallpaper, bamboo sinks, modern staircases and geometric paint accent walls. "Jon's worked in real estate for years, and I lent a hand with design," said Mary. "I took a giant leap of faith, quit my job and went all in to create our family business." "More than one hundred people move to Houston every day, so we're working to keep up with demand," added Jon. "Mary's style helps houses look better and sell faster."
THIS IS FOOTBALL (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, July 2019) This Is Football unpacks the unique phenomenon that grips and unifies billions of people from every corner of the globe. Across the episodes universal themes of the human experience are explored: Redemption - football's uplifting role in rebuilding the soul of Rwanda after the genocide, Belief - the inspirational rise of women's football and two teams who gave everything to make it happen, Chance - the agony and the ecstasy of the fates that humble champions and keep every fan believing in the impossible, Love - four stories from every corner of the earth where the love of the game transcends adversity, Pride - how Iceland's football Vikings take on the world and give every underdog hope, and Wonder - unlocking the secrets of Lionel Messi's genius and the global delight of watching him play. Each story unfolds dramatically through the experience of men and women of different races, cultures and creeds, all of them remarkable, all of them united in their passion for football and chosen from every continent on Earth.
DESCENDANTS 3 (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/2/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2019) "Descendants 3," the third movie in Disney's global smash franchise, is set to premiere on FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Continuing the music-driven story that has thrilled kids and tweens around the world, "Descendants 3" is directed by Emmy(R) and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega ("Descendants," "High School Musical") and choreographed by Jamal Sims (Disney's "Aladdin") and Ortega. A preview of its opening musical number - the rallying anthem "Good To Be Bad," performed by Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart - is available today on DisneyMusicVEVO. The song "Good To Be Bad" is also now available as a single and the full "Descendants 3" soundtrack is available for pre-order from Walt Disney Records on digital music platforms. The "Descendants" and "Descendants 2" music videos have amassed over 3 billion YouTube views and 1.3 billion audio streams to date. Both soundtracks are certified gold by the RIAA. Written by WGA Award winners Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon ("Descendants," "Descendants 2"), the third movie portends to be the biggest kid and tween television event of 2019. The premiere telecasts of the first two "Descendants" movies (2015 and 2017) each ranked as the most watched cable movie of their respective years among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. The franchise expands on Disney heritage by telling the story of the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, all friends who are wrestling with whether or not they have inherited the evilness of their parents. "Descendants 3" unfolds on "VK Day" as fair-minded Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay - the Villain Kids AKA "The VKs" - cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But, it's Mal who knows she must resolve to permanently close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on her new home, the idyllic kingdom now ruled by her beloved King Ben. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force still threatens the people of Auradon, and Mal and her friends face their biggest challenge yet.
RACING WIVES (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, July 2019) CMT's most popular and longest running series, "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team," returns with more action, tears and drama than ever before on Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Immediately following is the premiere of CMT's newest original series, "Racing Wives" - an exclusive inside look at the exciting and demanding lifestyles of professional racing's first ladies, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. Just a stone's throw away from the high-octane tracks where racing legends rise and fall, "Racing Wives" is the first docu-series to go inside the personal and professional lives of some of racing's most prominent wives, as they support their husbands, friends, and each other, both on and off the raceway.
BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2019) The sketch comedy series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW debuts FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson.
LOVE AND SUNSHINE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/3/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2019) Recently retired military dog Sunshine has been living with American Rescue volunteer Ally Craig (McKellar) and helping her to put her life back together after a dissolved engagement. When her military partner Jake Terry (Deklin) returns to claim her, he and Ally discover that loving Sunshine is not the only thing they have in common.
SERENGETI (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, June 2019) Discovery Channel travels to the vast, nearly untouched plains of Tanzania in SERENGETI, a new innovative six-part series highlighting the majestic animals and their day-to-day lives living together. Created and produced by Emmy(R)-winner Simon Fuller ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") and directed and produced by Emmy(R)-winning wildlife filmmaker John Downer ("Penguin: Spy in The Huddle"), the six-part series gives unrivaled access to one of the most pristine and unspoiled corners of the Africa. Featuring a lush original score and narrated by Academy Award(R)-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, the groundbreaking series follows the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife including lions, zebras, baboons and cheetahs over the course of a year, showcasing the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat. SERENGETI premieres on SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Discovery with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays.
FLIP IT LIKE DISICK (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2019) It's a summer of reinvention and renovation as E! rolls out its signature "Sunday nights on E!" summer programming line-up. Airing every Sunday night on the pop culture network, E! will bring laughs, tears, and transformational stories as Khloé Kardashian helps to inspire people to change their lives, bodies, and minds on the third season of "Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian," while Scott Disick revamps high end real estate on the brand new series, "Flip It Like Disick." Then on Sunday, August 4th at 10p ET/PT, E! is moving into the neighborhood of real estate and luxury renovation with the new series "Flip It like Disick," bringing viewers inside the lavish personal and professional world of Scott Disick, as he tackles his most extravagant endeavor yet; high-end home flipping and remodeling. Fueled by Disick's passion for property development, which began almost five years ago when he successfully flipped his first investment, this series follows him and his dynamic, hilarious and headstrong team, which includes former pop singer-turned-interior designer Willa Ford; Disick's best friend Benny Luciano; their all-star short-tempered contractor Miki Moor; Benny's wife and realtor Kozet Luciano; and Disick's assistant Lindsay Diamond. Led by Disick, the group will convert unique home projects for his celebrity friends and family, including guestrooms, studios and his kids' playhouse at their mother Kourtney's home, as well as transform an ambitious multi-million dollar property in Los Angeles.
MY LIFE IS MURDER (ACORN TV)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's press release, July 2019) An unrepentant and brilliant woman who refuses to give in. Or give up. The well-crafted and compelling new Australian mystery MY LIFE IS MURDER makes its exclusive U.S. premiere from Acorn TV beginning Monday, August 5, 2019 with the first two episodes; followed by a new episode every Monday through September 30. The 10-part series stars the beloved, award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) as Alexa Crowe, a fearless private investigator and ex-homicide detective who solves the most baffling crimes, as well as coping with the frustrations of everyday life. My Life is Murder is set to premiere on Network Ten in Australia in mid-July. Called a "glorious streaming service... an essential must-have" (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is North America's largest streaming service for high-quality British and international TV. Investigator Alexa Crowe can't help fighting the good fight - whether it's solving murders or combating the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature allow her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling crimes. As Alexa unmasks the hidden passions and dangerous secrets lurking in the energetic, ever-changing city of Melbourne, she is ably assisted by ambitious twenty-something Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans, The Heart Guy, The Furies) - who is not so quietly learning from the best - and her former boss, Detective Inspector Keiran Hussy (Bernard Curry, Home and Away, Wentworth), who enlists Alexa on his trickiest cases.
INFINITY TRAIN (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/19 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, July 2019) Cartoon Network will debut its newest mysterious animated series Infinity Train with a special five-night event beginning Monday, Aug. 5, at 7:30pm (ET/PT). Created by Owen Dennis, Infinity Train is a wild adventure filled with puzzles and peril at every twisty turn of events. Developed through Cartoon Network's award-winning Global Artists program, the original short spurred immediate attention -- gaining over five million views on YouTube since launch. Infinity Train follows Tulip (voiced by Ashley Johnson), a headstrong 12-year-old girl, who must use her wits to uncover the train's many secrets - and hopefully return home. Tulip's mind-bending journey will find her forging friendships with One-One (voiced by Jeremy Crutchley), a robot with dueling personalities, and Atticus (voiced by Ernie Hudson), the canine king of Corginia. But with new surprises awaiting in every car, will Tulip ever find a way off the train?
MYSTIC BRITAIN (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 8/5/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, June 2019) Smithsonian Channel is set to reveal the secrets of Britain's most mysterious sites via a road trip mixing mysticism with very British humor. In this 10-part series, television and radio presenter Clive Anderson (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota explore the island's ancient places and rituals. With Mary-Ann more than a match for Clive's signature wit and irreverence, the pair travel the length of Britain to investigate the strange and sacred beliefs of its past, joining scientists, archaeologists and historians to look at the latest discoveries unearthing what ancient Britons did in the name of their beliefs and why. MYSTIC BRITAIN premieres Monday, August 5 at 9 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
FLIPPING EXES (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, June 2019) Bravo breaks ground on the new docu-series "Flipping Exes" premiering Tuesday, August 6 at 10pm ET/PT, following former boyfriend/girlfriend Nina Klemm and Michael LeSure who turned their breakup into a business flipping homes. The series follows Nina and Michael's rollercoaster relationship in Carmel, Indiana, nicknamed "the Beverly Hills of the Midwest," as they work together to buy, renovate and sell high-end properties.
UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, July 2019) Billionaire Glenn Stearns still believes in the American Dream. In order to prove that anybody in this country can be successful with the right knowledge, he's attempting a monumental challenge that most would claim is impossible. UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE, premiering Tuesday, August 6 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery, follows this self-made mogul to see if he can build a million-dollar company in just 90 days. With just $100 in his pocket, Glenn will ditch his private jet and yacht and head to Erie, Pa., where he will assume the alias "Glenn Bryant" - a regular guy who's spent the last 30 years in corporate America but always dreamed to have a business of his own. To make things fair, he won't use his real name, contacts or wealth - just the principles, methods and process that made him the billionaire he is today. Along the way, he'll share practical tips and the knowledge on how to build a fortune from his three decades in business. But in order to succeed, Glenn will need to come up with a million-dollar idea and find a team to help him build it. Glenn's roots prove just how far he's come. Born to a struggling working-class family, he was diagnosed dyslexic and fathered a child at the young age of 14. The cards were stacked against him. Despite all this, he forged ahead and became the first in his family to graduate from college and fought for everything he's earned. Today, Glenn is worth a fortune and is part of some of the most influential circles in the world. But can he earn that same trust in working-class Erie, Pennsylvania? After 90 days, Glenn will reveal his true identity and share an added twist - the top performing team members will earn a stake in the company and a key role running it. An independent financial evaluator will also assess the value of the new company to see whether it has hit the mark. If it's a penny short of $1 million, Glenn will put $1 million of his own money into the business. So regardless of whether or not Glenn hits the mark, the people who helped him build the business from scratch will win.
CODE OF THE WILD (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, July 2019) Some of history's greatest secrets are hidden in the world's most treacherous corners, unforgiving locations that are inaccessible to all but a few. In Travel Channel's all-new series, "Code of the Wild," premiering on Tuesday, August 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, brothers Chris and Casey Keefer - extreme adventurers turned wilderness private eyes - tackle rugged territory that most wouldn't dare, determined to track down the truth behind baffling mysteries. In eight hour-long episodes, the brothers deploy their unique set of wilderness know-how, survival and tracking techniques, picking up where the trail for most would end. Diving into icy temperatures, deep caves, rugged forests and tricky terrain, Chris and Casey pursue answers to longstanding enigmas such as the Boggs-Begich Alaskan plane crash, more than 9,000 pounds of gold and silver that went missing from the Confederate treasury, Montezuma's fabled treasure, a lost colony of Ecuadorian giants, El Dorado or the Lost City of Gold and more. "I'm a history buff, and when it comes to unexplained mysteries, I go digging for evidence," said Casey. "The world's greatest secrets are hidden in the most perilous places. For us, that's where our journey begins. The rough and tough route is our path to answers, and every investigation is a wild adventure." "I use my love of technology to get us closer to the truth," added Chris. "Our equipment helps us to go deeper and see clearer than ever before. And by incorporating our own outdoor survival skills, we're able to put new theories to the test. There's no place we won't go in our search for answers."
BULLETPROOF (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, July 2019) The CW Network announced today a new premiere date for the summer drama BULLETPROOF, moving to Wednesday, August 7 (8:00-9:00pm ET). Additionally, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES moves to a later time (9:00-9:30pm ET) on its premiere night Thursday, August 8. The adrenalin-fueled action thriller BULLETPROOF follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, "Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Pike (Ashley Walters, "Top Boy") as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, BULLETPROOF is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode. BULLETPROOF is from Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, with executive producers Allan Niblo ("Britannia," "Monsters"), Michele Buck ("Endeavour," "Midsomer Murders"), Judy Counihan ("No Man's Land," "Fresh Meat"), Nick Love ("The Football Factory," "The Sweeney"), Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters. BULLETPROOF, a Sky Original, was co-funded and distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
HYPNOTIZE ME (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Kicking of the month of August is comedy game show HYPNOTIZE ME, hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, making its US network debut Wednesday, August 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED, delves deeper into some of America's greatest unsolved mysteries beginning Tuesday, August 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). And season two of CW Seed's musical comedy I SHIP IT, written, created and executive produced by Yulin Kuang, makes its broadcast debut on The CW Network on Monday, August 19 (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
BH90210 (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2019) BH90210, the highly anticipated new six-episode event series, will premiere Wednesday, Aug. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, the original stars of "Beverly Hills, 90210," the groundbreaking teen drama that defined Southern California life, return to FOX, the network they called home for the entire decade of the 1990s, in an all-new event series the takes the concept of a series reboot to a whole new meta-level. When the cast gets back together, it will come with a big twist: the seven former teen idols will be playing heightened versions of themselves in the brand-new serialized drama - with a healthy dose of irreverence - that is inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other. Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Shannen, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it's time to get a "Beverly Hills, 90210" reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast - whom the whole world watched grow up together - attempts to continue from where they left off?
AMERICAN MYSTERY (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, July 2019) "American Mystery" explores the mysteries that have never been solved - providing a deeper look into the stories and theories that surround them. Each episode will dive into the history of three different mysteries through interviews, archival footage and re-creation, as well as the theories behind each story and new facts and findings. What is the truth of what really happened? Opposing theories will be presented, letting the viewer ponder which one they believe.
NAKED DIRECTOR, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) This biopic follows the tumultuous life of director Toru Muranishi, who revolutionized the porn industry during the economic boom of 1980s Japan.
TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, July 2019) The CW Network announced today a new premiere date for the summer drama BULLETPROOF, moving to Wednesday, August 7 (8:00-9:00pm ET). Additionally, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES moves to a later time (9:00-9:30pm ET) on its premiere night Thursday, August 8. The CW's new anthology series, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES, features Nicole Kang ("Batwoman"), Jim Parrack ("Suicide Squad") and Aleyse Shannon ("Charmed"). Inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, these contemporary tales of horror and haunting tap into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation. Despite dizzying advancements in technology, inequality, social progress, and environmental degradation... the things that haunt us are still the same. Executive produced by Vera Miao ("Best Friends Forever"), Emily Wiedemann ("Creative Control") and Chazz Carfora ("Stories From The Felt"), TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is from Stage 13 in association with Warner Bros.
CHASING THE CURE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, June 2019) HGTV Star Tarek El Moussa is living proof behind the power of medical crowdsourcing - a phenomenon that taps into a global community of doctors, patients and viewers working together to help find answers to emotional, difficult, and potentially unsolvable, medical challenges. In a new content series, Chasing the Cure Presents Saved By A Stranger, Tarek shares his own health journey and why he's an advocate for WarnerMedia's new, LIVE multiplatform event -Chasing the Cure. From TNT and Lionsgate Television, the linear broadcast will premiere live on Thursday, August 8 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on TNT and TBS. Anchored and executive produced by Ann Curry, the project will bring together a weekly 90-minute television broadcast with a 24/7 global digital interactive experience to fully harness the power of crowdsourcing in an effort to help people who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries. Every week on the linear series, patients battling puzzling ailments meet with a panel of top doctors who work to help solve their cases ranging from the surprising and odd, to the most uplifting and joyful, to cases that are a race against the clock under heartbreaking life or death circumstances. Simultaneously, viewers will be able to interact with the show across social media pages, a Facebook group, and a dedicated website where users can submit their cases.
CHASING THE CURE (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, June 2019) HGTV Star Tarek El Moussa is living proof behind the power of medical crowdsourcing - a phenomenon that taps into a global community of doctors, patients and viewers working together to help find answers to emotional, difficult, and potentially unsolvable, medical challenges. In a new content series, Chasing the Cure Presents Saved By A Stranger, Tarek shares his own health journey and why he's an advocate for WarnerMedia's new, LIVE multiplatform event -Chasing the Cure. From TNT and Lionsgate Television, the linear broadcast will premiere live on Thursday, August 8 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on TNT and TBS. Anchored and executive produced by Ann Curry, the project will bring together a weekly 90-minute television broadcast with a 24/7 global digital interactive experience to fully harness the power of crowdsourcing in an effort to help people who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries. Every week on the linear series, patients battling puzzling ailments meet with a panel of top doctors who work to help solve their cases ranging from the surprising and odd, to the most uplifting and joyful, to cases that are a race against the clock under heartbreaking life or death circumstances. Simultaneously, viewers will be able to interact with the show across social media pages, a Facebook group, and a dedicated website where users can submit their cases.
FREE MEEK (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2019) This intimate documentary series chronicles Meek Mill's transformation from chart-topping rapper to galvanizing face of criminal justice reform. As Meek, his family and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture the birth of the #FREEMEEK movement and re-investigate a case filled with allegations of dirty cops and systemic corruption in a broken judicial system.
SINTONIA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2019) Three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion.
ZOO, THE: SAN DIEGO (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 8/10/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, July 2019) From the producers of Animal Planet's The Zoo and the upcoming The Aquarium comes THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO - an all-new series that provides Animal Planet's global audiences with a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at San Diego Zoo Global, whose mission is to save species worldwide while inspiring passion for animals and nature. Featuring two parks, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global is home to more than 700 species and 6,500 animals. Their stories will be featured in every episode of THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO, which has a special 2-hour season premiere on Saturday, August 10th at 8PM ET/PT, then the following week will return to its regular time of 9PM ET/PT.
TASTE OF SUMMER, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/10/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2019) Sous-chef Gabby (Sanchez) opens a restaurant and must contend with former high school baseball hero Caleb (Winter), the competitive owner of a popular eatery. A star in culinary school, Gabby is unconcerned until opening night, when her restaurant has few customers due to Caleb's wings promotion. Deciding to enter the Taste of Summer to win $10,000 and stellar reviews, Gabby is stunned when Caleb enters a similar dish, but heartened when he helps after her sous-chef burns himself. With the contest winner still unnamed, there's lots of competitiveness in the air, but now it's mixed with a hint of romance.
MOUNTAIN MAMAS (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2019) Families with a passion for the great outdoors love Montana for its picturesque mountain vistas and wide-open spaces. Real estate mavens Jackie Wickens and Trecie Wheat Hughes help their clients make their dream a reality in the new HGTV series Mountain Mamas. Premiering Saturday, Aug. 10, with back-to-back episodes at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series features the busy moms who work with buyers to find reasonably priced properties in need of a little help. Fueled by their Montana pride and fun friendship - along with Jackie's extensive construction background and Trecie's keen design sense - they tackle each project with unbridled energy and creative commitment. Viewers will be wowed throughout the season with custom design elements including a river rock tiled master shower, an outdoor living room complete with fireplace, and a media room with a vintage movie theater vibe. "A lot of people dream of living in Montana," said Trecie. "We help buyers moving here get into their dream home." "But living in a place this beautiful comes with a cost," added Jackie. "If you're willing to look at a property that has potential, the price drops dramatically."
FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, March 2019) For generations of Americans, food titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post and the McDonald brothers have literally been household names, but you don't know their stories. Before they were brand names, they were brilliant, sometimes ruthless, visionaries who revolutionized food and changed the landscape of America forever. This docudrama will tell the fascinating stories of the people behind the food that built America - those who used brains, muscle, blood, sweat and tears to get to America's heart through its stomach, and along the way built cities, invented new technologies and helped win wars.
CURSE OF AKAKOR (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook's press release, June 2019) A ground-breaking documentary series, Curse of Akakor follows six investigators deep into the Amazon jungle on the search for a lost city and the answer to a chilling question: why does almost everyone who chases the Akakor legend go missing? Three explorers on three different expeditions disappeared in the 1980s while seeking a lost city of gold called Akakor and its sister city, Akahim. A fourth explorer was murdered in mysterious circumstances just before embarking on his expedition. For almost 40 years, the disappearances and murder have remained unexplained. To finally uncover the truth, investigative journalist Paul Connolly; former FBI agent Bobby Chacon; tech expert Brennon Edwards; survival expert Megan Hine; wilderness doctor Dr. Karina Oliani and geologist/explorer Dr. Martin Pepper are following in the footsteps of those ill-fated expeditions. Armed with the latest technology and guided by ancient clues, they have a dual mission: to search for evidence of the lost cities; and to discover what happened to the explorers who never came back.
STRANGE WORLD (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, July 2019) Independent filmmaker Christopher Garetano, whose award-winning film "Montauk Chronicles" inspired the hit show "Stranger Things," has spent a lifetime searching for the truth behind some of America's most unusual stories. Now, he begins a boots-on-the-ground investigation into the legends, mysteries and first-person accounts that fuel this country's creepiest conspiracy theories and unexplained occurrences in the new Travel Channel series, "Strange World," premiering on Sunday, August 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Over the course of eight hour-long episodes, Garetano will immerse himself in a world of the weird and bizarre, exploring everything from the alleged curse of James Dean's death car, Little Bastard, to the extraordinary and unexplained disappearances on California's Mount Shasta, to the legend of Polybius, a 1980's arcade game supposedly created as a mind-control experiment gone amuck.
OUR BOYS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, June 2019) The ten-part limited drama series OUR BOYS debuts with two episodes back-to-back MONDAY, AUG. 12 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by single episodes debuting subsequent Mondays, exclusively on HBO. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. In the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is shocked, shaken and furious. Two days later, the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem is found in a forest on the western outskirts of the city. In the ensuing days, an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation. Filmed in Israel, OUR BOYS is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. The series follows the investigation of Muhammad Abu Khdeir's murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events.
FAMILY PICTURES USA (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2019) PBS will round out its summer lineup with a new three-part series, FAMILY PICTURES USA (Monday, August 12, 9:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, August 13, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET), which explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album. MAGICAL LAND OF OZ (Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 p.m. ET) is a three-part series about Australia's magical wildlife. Closing out the summer is BIG FAMILY: THE STORY OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC (Friday, August 30, 9:00 p.m. ET), a historical account of the generational, cultural and geographic reach of bluegrass music, featuring Ricky Skaggs, Alison Brown, Béla Fleck and more.
STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN (USA)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2019) Today, USA Network announced the pickup of STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN, a unique interview-based series hosted by retired WWE legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The seven-half hour episode series, produced by Wilshire Studios with Steve Austin and Dave Barsky ("Dirty Jobs") as executive producers, will air on USA Network on Mondays at 11/10c following WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, beginning August 12. In each episode, Austin and a celebrity guest swap stories about their lives and careers during one-of-a-kind custom-tailored adventures in different cities across America. In this unique interview format, there's no studio, no couch and no cue cards -- just a straight up good time and some good old-fashioned American fun. Guests include country singer and actor Trace Adkins, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., comedian Gabriel Iglesias, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, NFL Quarterback Baker Mayfield, actor and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer Rob Riggle, and star of "Impractical Jokers" Sal Vulcano.
MYSTERIES DECODED (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Kicking of the month of August is comedy game show HYPNOTIZE ME, hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, making its US network debut Wednesday, August 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED, delves deeper into some of America's greatest unsolved mysteries beginning Tuesday, August 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). And season two of CW Seed's musical comedy I SHIP IT, written, created and executive produced by Yulin Kuang, makes its broadcast debut on The CW Network on Monday, August 19 (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
SUPERMARKET STAKEOUT (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2019) New Food Network series Supermarket Stakeout, premiering Tuesday, August 13th at 10pm ET/PT, is a competition where blind luck, negotiation and cooking skills are the key ingredients to success. Hosted by Iron Chef and Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli, each episode kicks off with a culinary ambush outside a local supermarket, where four competing chefs approach unsuspecting shoppers leaving the store to negotiate the bags right out of their hands - without knowing what's inside. Over three rounds of themed culinary challenges and with a budget of only $500, the chefs are limited to using the items they can wrangle out of the customer's carts using their charm, persuasiveness and a little cash. A rotating panel of judges determines which challengers had the most successful dishes using the acquired ingredients, with the last chef standing in each episode walking away with enough cash for a year's worth of groceries. "Supermarket Stakeout is a tough competition where the chefs have to think fast and cook blind out of bags and carts - even if they get an apple, loaf of bread and package of diapers, a cohesive, themed dish must be prepared for the judges under a ticking clock," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "The question is not just will they get their plates done, but how?" Set in pop-up kitchens outside local supermarkets, each episode begins with host Alex Guarnaschelli giving the four chef contestants $500 apiece - their whole budget to buy ingredients for the three-round cooking competition. In round one, the chefs can purchase ingredients only by blindly ambushing customers outside the store and negotiating for their grocery bags without knowing the contents. In round two, competitors can only purchase groceries from a single shopper, but may look through the bags before negotiating the price. In the final round, competitors may purchase five ingredients total, but can approach as many shoppers as it takes to get what they need. After each themed cooking round, the least successful chef is eliminated, leaving two competitors going head-to-head in the final round, vying for a cash prize.
DANNY'S HOUSE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, June 2019) VICELAND, the Emmy-winning youth lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE Media and A+E Networks, has set a July 17 (10PM) premiere date for Danny's House, a delightfully trippy new comedy series with hip-hop star Danny Brown. An endlessly creative, critically acclaimed and comedic Detroit hip-hop force, Brown hosts the weekly psychedelic slumber party Danny's House. Combining the cozy energy of Mister Rogers, the unpredictability of Eric Andre and the friendly basement hang of Wayne's World, populated with wild neighbors and characters reminiscent of Pee-Wee's Playhouse (e.g. a voyeuristic telescope and talking burrito). Celebrity guests are invited to hang out in the basement (and mind) of Brown to talk about a specific theme each episode. For the eight-episode series, Brown's guests include: rappers A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, El-P and fellow Detroiters the Insane Clown Posse; comedians Ron Funches, Ilana Glazer, Nikki Glaser, Hannibal Buress and Gilbert Gottfried; as well as NBA Champion John Salley, UFC fighter Joanne Calderwood and WWE wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan and more. Episode topics running the gamut from U.F.O.'s, ghosts and A.I. to high school, dreams, music, fighting and style.
DAVID MAKES MAN (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, June 2019) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that its anticipated new drama series "David Makes Man" from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight") and Warner Horizon Scripted Television will premiere on Wednesday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT following the network's critically acclaimed drama "Queen Sugar" (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT). The series premiere will be presented by Lexus with limited commercial interruption. "David Makes Man" centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. "David Makes Man" stars Akili McDowell and Phylicia Rashad. McCraney serves as executive producer of the series alongside Dee Harris-Lawrence ("Shots Fired," "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,") who serves as showrunner. Michael B. Jordan ("Creed") via his Outlier Society Productions, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy ("Revenge,") under their Page Fright production banner also serve as executive producers.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) With a maintenance robot and a deadly fugitive tagging along, friendship droid S.A.M searches for its best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.
WHY WOMEN KILL (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2019) CBS All Access announced today that its new original series WHY WOMEN KILL, a darkly comedic drama created by Marc Cherry ("Desperate Housewives," "Devious Maids"), will premiere on Thursday, August 15. Episodes of WHY WOMEN KILL's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. WHY WOMEN KILL details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2019, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal... has not. WHY WOMEN KILL stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. The cast includes Jack Davenport, Sam Jaeger, Reid Scott, Alexandra Daddario, Sadie Calvano, Leo Howard, Alicia Coppola and Katie Finneran.
GHOST BROTHERS: HAUNTED HOUSEGUESTS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, July 2019) Best friends and ghost hunters Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey are investigating and ghostplainin' in a new eight-part Travel Channel series, "Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests" premiering on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9 PM E/T. In "Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests," the trio of intrepid sleuths respond to pleas from families experiencing paranormal activity in their homes. Traveling across the country to answer the calls for help, Dalen, Juwan and Marcus move right in to embed themselves with eight different families for a weekend slumber party of spiritual proportions! The goal is to investigate each family's paranormal claims and bring peace to the home's inhabitants, both the living and the departed.
ZOMBIE TIDAL WAVE (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/17/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, June 2019) The first picture under the production pact between Ian Ziering's I.Man Productions and Darby Parker's Stronghold Entertainment entitled ZOMBIE TIDAL WAVE will have its World premiere on SYFY on Saturday, August 17th at 9/8c. This sci-fi feature stars Ziering and was directed by Ziering's frequent collaborator Anthony C. Ferrante who helmed all six of Ziering's SHARKNADO film installments, the franchise that brought ratings records for SYFY. Here, Ziering and Parker, producing from an original story by Ziering and Thunder Levin, and a script by Parker, Ferrante and tyro scribe Josh LeBlanc, move from the fantastic world of shark-slinging tornados to one where zombie-slinging tsunamis offer a special brand of maritime mayhem, going from bad to worse when they make landfall. Ziering and Parker see this as the first of many installments where we follow lead Hunter Shaw (Ziering) as he contends with the ocean-borne outbreak which threatens his seaside island community, the rogue, veteran sailor leading a disparate group of locals to uncover the origins of the undead pandemic while battling the growing horde of infected before it can reach the mainland. Shot on location in Krabi, Thailand in collaboration with Benetone Films, the film was financed by Piguant Pictures and The Wonderfilm Media Corporation, Wonderfilm's Kirk Shaw and Imprint Entertainment's Michael Becker also serving as producers on the film.
SUMMER ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/17/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2019) Samantha "Sam" Walker (Krakow), the owner of her family's picturesque ranch in Bighorn, Montana must decide whether to sell her land to wealthy developers or risk losing it in foreclosure. When New York real estate developer Richard Belmont (Paevey) arrives at the ranch to convince her to sell, he learns some life-changing lessons from Sam about the country lifestyle and the importance of home. Despite the budding romance that develops between them, the pressure on Richard from his colleagues to close the deal grows and threatens to undermine everything he's come to love since arriving in Bighorn.
RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, THE (HBO)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/18/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2019) THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, starring Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine, kicks off its nine-episode season with an hour-long episode SUNDAY, AUG. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by half-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays, exclusively on HBO. The comedy series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.
I SHIP IT (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/19/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Kicking of the month of August is comedy game show HYPNOTIZE ME, hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, making its US network debut Wednesday, August 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED, delves deeper into some of America's greatest unsolved mysteries beginning Tuesday, August 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). And season two of CW Seed's musical comedy I SHIP IT, written, created and executive produced by Yulin Kuang, makes its broadcast debut on The CW Network on Monday, August 19 (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
FAMILY RESTAURANT RIVALS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/19/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2019) Food brings families together, especially families who work together running restaurants, serving up some of the best dishes across the country. But, beginning on Monday, August 19th at 10pm ET/PT, some of these families will compete on Family Restaurant Rivals to prove their recipes are better than all the rest. Emmy(R) award-winning Valerie Bertinelli hosts the action of this culinary competition where family pride and $10,000 are on the line. They must endure real-life restaurant curveballs and please a panel of rotating judges including Kardea Brown, Jason Fullilove, Ray Garcia, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Clinton Kelly, Antonia Lofaso, Bricia Lopez, Simon Majumdar, Christian Petroni, Courtney Rada, Aarti Sequeira and Jet Tila with delicious dishes, but only one family will be crowned the winner. "Family Restaurant Rivals is a unique competition celebrating the incredible families that put food at the center of their lives, running restaurants and incorporating their heritage and traditions in every meal they serve," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Audiences will be cheering their favorites as Valerie Bertinelli puts their cooking talents to the test as they work together to overcome the challenges." In each episode, three families face-off in two rounds of challenges requiring them to overcome obstacles and unpredictable twists, without letting family dynamics get in the way of success. Throughout 6 hourlong episodes, the competing teams tackle challenges from elevating childhood classics, to putting their own spin on meat and potatoes, and whipping up guilty pleasure desserts in their bid for the grand prize.
THIS WAY UP (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 8/21/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Channel 4's press release, June 2019) Channel 4 today announces cast, with a first-look image, for This Way Up (previously announced as Happy AF); A pin-sharp and poignant new six-part comedy in association with Hulu in the U.S., written by and starring, actor and comedian Aisling Bea (The Fall, The Comedy Lineup). Bea plays Aine, a whip smart English-as-a-foreign language (TEFL) teacher trying to pull her life back together after a "teeny little nervous breakdown", as her sister Shona, played by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling), worries, not only about her younger sibling, but also about her own life choices. The TEFL school where Aine teaches brings together a room full of characters also trying to find their own hope, direction and happiness in this messy world. Joining Bea and Horgan are Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Halal in the Family) in the role of Shona's boyfriend Vish, Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Outlander, Game Of Thrones) as Richard, father to one of Aine's students and Indira Varma (Patrick Melrose, Luther, Game of Thrones) playing Shona's colleague and confidante Charlotte.
FLAY LIST, THE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/22/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2019) Culinary icon and acclaimed Food Network host Bobby Flay heats things up this summer with the premiere of two new series. On BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon, Bobby goes head-to-head against fellow Iron Chef Michael Symon in this four-episode stunt, as Bobby and Michael coach eight of the country's most respected BBQ challengers for bragging rights. InThe Flay List, Bobby visits the culinary spots he has frequented for years with daughter Sophie, as they experience classic locations and dishes, with Sophie introducing her dad to her latest discoveries. "Bobby Flay is a leading authority when it comes to grilling, and a fierce competitor, so it is only fitting that Bobby treats viewers to a BBQ competition against Iron Chef and best friend, Michael Symon, for the ultimate in bragging rights," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Bobby's daughter Sophie Flay also joins Food Network this summer, as Bobby and Sophie share some of their favorite culinary destinations, giving audiences a personal and playful look on their picks that are perfect for all generations, as only a father and daughter can."
V.C. ANDREWS' HEAVEN CASTEEL SAGA (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series finale] · 8/24/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2019) This summer, Lifetime brings viewers' favorite novels to life with Book to Screen movies, every Saturday night beginning this June with Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine, three Jane Green titles, Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures, and will continue through July and August with the premieres of the V.C Andrews' Casteel Family Movie Series Event. The V.C. event is airing consecutively every Saturday at 8pm ET/PT through August 24th. Marking the last known series written by prolific writer V.C. Andrews, the titles in the quintet include Heaven, Dark Angel, Fallen Hearts, Gates of Paradise and Web of Dreams. The V.C. Andrews Movie Series Event follows Heaven Casteel and her siblings after their father devises a scheme that threatens to destroy their dreams and separate the family forever. Stars across all five films include, Annalise Basso, Julie Benz, Kelly Rutherford, Daphne Zuniga, Jennifer LaPorte and Jason Priestley, who also directs Fallen Hearts.
ALL SUMMER LONG (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/24/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2019) Tia's (Reeser) dream job of captaining a dining cruise hits rough water when her ex Jake (Elliott) is hired as the restaurant's chef. Will they be able to open a new business, navigate the sea, and each other?
OWN SPOTLIGHT: BLACK WOMEN OWN THE CONVERSATION (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, June 2019) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and OZY Media announced today the new series "OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation" to premiere exclusively on OWN. "OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation" features intimate conversations about important issues with honest opinions and surprising solutions that put people first. Emmy-winning presenter Carlos Watson hosts four one-hour episodes featuring a panel of celebrity guests and 100 Black women with a focus on key issues including love and relationships, motherhood, beauty, and mind, body and soul.
KILLER MOTIVE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/19 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2019) Oxygen will premiere a new eight-episode series "Killer Motive," from the producers of NBC's Dateline, and hosted by two award-winning journalists, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk and Emmy Award winner Troy Roberts on Sunday, August 25 at 7pm ET/PT. Each hour-long episode will uncover dark and twisted motives, from vengeance to jealousy to greed that led to gruesome killings.
GOOD EATS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2019) Alton Brown is bringing back the groundbreaking series that inspired a generation of food fans with culinary science, history, comedy, puppets, cameras inside appliances and great recipes with Good Eats: The Return, premiering on Sunday, August 25th with double episodes at 10pm and 10:30pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network. These airings mark the first new, original Good Eats episodes since 2012. The season tackles a brand-new menu of food exploration as only Alton can, with episode titles including "American Classics X: Chicken Parm," "Every Grain Old is New Again," and "Rich Little Poor Boy." "Many of our viewers fell in love with food by watching Alton on Good Eats and they are not shy in letting us know they are hungry for more," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "We also cannot wait to give the next generation of fans the opportunity to discover the show, which is chock-full of food facts, comedic skits and fantastic recipes, all in Alton's inimitable style." "I took a break to work on live tour shows and a game show (Cutthroat Kitchen) and a book that I needed to get out of my system. Now it's time to get back to work and that work is Good Eats: The Return," said Alton Brown. Each episode of Good Eats takes an informative and comedic deep dive into a specific ingredient or dish through Alton's eyes. Punctuated by pop culture, tried-and-true recipes and the show's unique cast of characters, Good Eats is about food in its finest and funniest form. In the season premiere, Alton makes the argument that Italian food as we know it was actually invented in America and that Chicken Parmesan is the dish where it all began - and yet, an Italian canned tomato makes it all possible. The episode immediately following explores ancient American grains amaranth, chia and quinoa. They are making a comeback due to their versatility and nutritional content, and Alton shows how to make the most of these very old kitchen newcomers. Upcoming episode themes include the ultimate sourdough recipe, shakshuka and steak tartare.
ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2019) SHOWTIME has picked up ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, a one-hour series set to debut Sunday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), the nine-episode series is a darkly comedic story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream. In addition to Dunst, the series stars Théodore Pellerin (Genesis), Beth Ditto (Nocturnal Animals), Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth) and Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs). Created and executive produced by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky and produced by Sony's TriStar Television, the series is also executive produced by Smokehouse Pictures' George Clooney (Catch-22) and Grant Heslov (Catch-22), along with Dunst, Charlie McDowell (The One I Love), who also directed the pilot and Esta Spalding (MASTERS OF SEX), who also serves as showrunner. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.
BUDGET BATTLE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/28/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2019) Host Casey Webb presides as four gourmet chefs go head-to-head creating world-class meals, but there's a catch: they have to buy their ingredients on a shoestring budget. Thrown into the deep end of the culinary pool, the competitors must shop strategically and out-cook their opponents. Fortune favors the frugal, but flavor reigns supreme as they transform everyday ingredients into 5-star meals on a home cook's budget.
MAGICAL LAND OF OZ (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/28/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2019) PBS will round out its summer lineup with a new three-part series, FAMILY PICTURES USA (Monday, August 12, 9:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, August 13, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET), which explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album. MAGICAL LAND OF OZ (Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 p.m. ET) is a three-part series about Australia's magical wildlife. Closing out the summer is BIG FAMILY: THE STORY OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC (Friday, August 30, 9:00 p.m. ET), a historical account of the generational, cultural and geographic reach of bluegrass music, featuring Ricky Skaggs, Alison Brown, Béla Fleck and more.
DARK CRYSTAL, THE: AGE OF RESISTANCE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) In this prequel to the fantasy classic, three young Gelfling inspire a rebellion against the cruel Emperor when they discover a horrifying secret.
WHEN HOPE CALLS (HMN)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2019) "When Hope Calls," Crown Media Family Networks' first-ever streaming series, will premiere Friday, August 30th, 2019 on Hallmark Movies Now, the network's digital streaming service. The first two episodes will be available Friday, August 30 with new episodes premiering every Friday through October 25. From the beloved world of "When Calls the Heart" comes "When Hope Calls," the first Hallmark Movies Now Original Series. "When Hope Calls" tells the story of sisters Lillian (Morgan Kohan) and Grace (Jocelyn Hudon) who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care. Throughout their journey, they discover community, acceptance and love as they create the family they always longed to have.
CARNIVAL ROW (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2019) Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in Carnival Row, a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine.
PARIS CAN WAIT (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 8/30/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2019) A devoted American wife with a workaholic inattentive husband takes an unexpected journey from Cannes to Paris with a charming Frenchman that reawakens her sense of self and joie de vivre. Stars Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard and Alec Baldwin. (2016).
MAIGRET (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/19 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, July 2019) Carrying on the tradition of providing audiences with premium mystery programming like Riviera, Murdoch Mysteries, and Frankie Drake Mysteries, Ovation TV, America's only arts network, has announced the premiere date for its latest crime drama Maigret. Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) stars as world-renowned fictional French detective Jules Maigret, who has been featured in 75 books written by Georges Simenon. The mystery is unveiled on Ovation starting Saturday, August 31 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Joining Rowan Atkinson are cast members Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), Lucy Cohu (Becoming Jane), Shaun Dingwall (DCI Banks) and Rufus Wright (EastEnders). Ovation will air both seasons of the series set in 1950s Paris over four weeks.
MY ONE & ONLY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/31/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2019) Contestants on "The One," Stephanie (Hutton) and Oliver try to determine if they're fated to be together. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Stephanie and Alex (Page), the handsome ranch owner who acts as their guide.
WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 9/4/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2019) Based on one of the most influential and important groups in hip-hop history, Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by "The Wu-Tang Manual" and "Tao of Wu", and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
GOOD TALK WITH ANTHONY JESLENIK (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, June 2019) Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, today announced the greenlight of Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik, a comedic interview series that will premiere on September 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Each episode will feature an interview with one of Anthony's friends - who happen to be some of the best comedians in the business - as they discuss all things comedy. Over the course of six episodes, Jeselnik will sit down with David Spade, Kristen Schaal, Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll, and Tig Notaro. In Good Talk, Jeselnik switches gears from his signature acerbic style for tongue-in-cheek interviews with his fellow comedians about their careers, influences and what it's like to live in his massive shadow. Jeselnik and his guests center their extremely funny conversations around stand up, stories and bits and participate in elegantly bizarre studio segments. Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik is part of Comedy Central's multiplatform development deal with the irreverent, iconoclastic comedian, which includes 40 episodes of The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project podcast, since its fall 2018 launch. The #1 brand in comedy has also previously collaborated for two seasons of The Jeselnik Offensive and his 2013 stand-up special, Caligula.
NFL: THE GRIND (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/11/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, June 2019) Premium television network EPIX(R) and NFL Films announced today that Emmy-nominated broadcaster Rich Eisen will host NFL: The Grind. Starting September 11, the 17-episode season of NFL: The Grind airs Wednesdays at 9pm ET throughout the entirety of the 2019 NFL season. NFL: The Grind will serve as both a weekly destination for the final word on the week in football, as well as an up close and personal, inside look at life in the NFL - on and off the field - across the endurance test that is the NFL season. In addition to a weekly deep dive into the games, each episode will feature original field pieces - each hosted by an NFL veteran - that will give fans an inside look behind the grind, documenting never-before-told stories of NFL players, coaches and more as they navigate the season.
UNBELIEVABLE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/13/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from Netflix's web site) After a teen reports being raped, then recants her story, two female detectives follow evidence that could reveal the truth. Based on a true story.
RED BULL PEAKING (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 9/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Extreme sports docu-series RED BULL PEAKING featuring iconic extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds, airs back-to-back episodes starting Friday, September 13 (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
PAUL SHAFFER PLUS ONE (AXS TV)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from AXS TV's web site, June 2019) Paul Shaffer has mastered the art of captivating conversation from his seat at the piano on the Late Show with David Letterman. Now, the renowned bandleader and four-time Emmy nominee will further hone his chat chops with the launch of Paul Shaffer Plus One on AXS TV! Shaffer will be sitting down with some of music’s finest including Sammy Hagar, Graham Nash, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and more to discuss everything from inspiration and influences to notable songs. Of course, a few impromptu performances will also be thrown into every show. According to the man himself, “In this show I get to go one-on-one with all my favorite recording artists. We talk mainly music and if the topic turns to a specific tune, we demonstrate in song. It’s a dream come true.” Paul Shaffer Plus One will debut as part of Sunday Night Rocks with the series premiere Sunday, September 15 at 8/7c only on AXS TV.
COUNTRY MUSIC (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, February 2019) Step back in time and journey through the compelling history of a truly American art form when COUNTRY MUSIC, a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, premieres Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25 at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET. The first four episodes will stream on station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBS apps, timed to the Sunday, September 15premiere and the second four timed to the broadcast of Episode 5 on Sunday, September 22 (each episode will stream for a period of three weeks). PBS Passport members will be able to stream the entire series for a period of six months beginning Sunday, September 15. The documentary, written by Duncan, who also wrote the illustrated companion book (coming from Alfred A. Knopf on September 10), chronicles the highs and lows of country music's early days, from southern Appalachia's songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California's honky-tonks and Nashville's?"Grand Ole Opry." The film follows the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century as it eventually emerges to become "America's music."
AMERICAN GAME, THE (ESPN)
· [series premiere] · 9/17/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ESPN's press release, October 2018) This 11-episode documentary series will focus on college football's extraordinary narrative by exploring themes that have made the sport an integral component of the American landscape.
GREATEST, THE (ESPN)
· [series premiere] · 9/19/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ESPN's press release, October 2018) Ranking the all-time best uniforms, rivalry games, voices, and "What Ifs?" among other subjects, this 11-episode series will feature a wide range of Top 11 lists (it is football, after all) spanning the history of the sport. However, The Greatest is about more than rankings, with each episode's countdown serving as the foundation for storytelling focused on the memories, breakthroughs, and personalities that have defined college football's remarkable history. Making the choices for each list is an 11-member ESPN jury, who will debate and discuss the candidates before revealing their verdict.
FIVE DAY BIZ FIX (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/19/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2019) Husband and wife team Chrissy and Erik Kopplin re-think, re-design, and renovate small businesses in just five days. Using their years of high-end retail design experience and construction know-how, Chrissy and Erik come up with innovative ways to revamp underperforming spaces. Whether it's building a bar in a book shop or creating a restaurant in a hotel bedroom, these out-of-the-box renos are guaranteed to boost revenue. Produced by Turn Card Content with Audra Smith, Courtney Smith, and Karin Jarlstedt as executive producers. Jim Ackerman, Marshall Eisen and Adam Barry are the executive producers for CNBC.
BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre, BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA is a love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. Undaunted by Abishola's (Folake Olowofoyeku) lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob (Billy Gardell) is determined to win Abishola's heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America. Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Beth McCarthy-Miller (pilot only) are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. McCarthy-Miller directed the pilot from a script by Lorre, Gorodetsky, Higgins and Gina Yashere.
ALL RISE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) ALL RISE is a courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn't intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Greg Spottiswood, Len Goldstein and Emmy Award winner Michael M. Robin are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. Robin directed the pilot from a script by Spottiswood.
PRODIGAL SON (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, June 2019) PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter ("Riverdale," "You") and writers Chris Fedak ("Deception," "Chuck") and Sam Sklaver ("Deception," "Bored to Death"). The series stars Tom Payne ("The Walking Dead") as the son of a convicted serial killer (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex," "Frost/Nixon"), who has made hunting murderers his life's work. The series also stars Bellamy Young ("Scandal"), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lou Diamond Phillips ("Longmire," "Stand and Deliver"), Halston Sage (THE ORVILLE), Aurora Perrineau ("The Carmichael Show"), Frank Harts ("The Path") and Keiko Agena ("Dirty John").
BLUFF CITY LAW (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2019) Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah's celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his ?rm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world ... if they can ever get along. The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson.
MIXED-ISH (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2019) In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong.
EMERGENCE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2019) A character-driven genre thriller, "Emergence" is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child's identity is at the center of it all.
STUMPTOWN (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2019) Based on the "Stumptown" graphic novel series, "Stumptown" follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) - a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.
CREEPSHOW (SHUDDER)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from AMC Networks' press release, February 2019) Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, announced today that production has begun on its first long-form original TV series, Creepshow , in Atlanta, GA. Executive produced by The Walking Dead 's Greg Nicotero, the horror series is based on the iconic 1982 anthology film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. "Having the opportunity to embrace the spirit of Creepshow and expand on what George and Steve created is, without a doubt, a lifelong dream come true," said executive producer Greg Nicotero. "Having grown up in Pittsburgh, Creepshow lives in a special place for me. I had the good fortune to visit the set as a teenager. I was able to look behind the curtain of filmmaking, and it changed me forever. I'm honored to continue telling the stories in the 'comic book come to life' world that fans fell in love with. This fall we will be 'opening the coffin' and unleashing upon the world our demented and ghastly stories, crafted by the best in business."
UNICORN, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) THE UNICORN is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his "new normal" in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. To Wade's amazement, he's a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he's the perfect single guy - a "unicorn": employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he'll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life... and love... again. Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Peyton Reed, and John Hamburg (pilot only) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Hamburg directed the pilot from a script by Martin and Schiff.
PERFECT HARMONY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2019) Bradley Whitford stars in this comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most. The cast includes Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport.
SUNNYSIDE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2019) Garrett Modi was living the American Dream. As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens. But instead of spending his time in of?ce helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics. When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career. Now, Garrett's crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong. That is, until he's hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help - giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption, as long as he remembers where he came from. The cast includes Kal Penn, Diana Maria Riva, Joel Kim Booster, Kiran Deol, Poppy Liu, Moses Storm and Samba Schutte.
CAROL'S SECOND ACT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in CAROL'S SECOND ACT, a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It's her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success. Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins; Patricia Heaton, Adam Griffin, David Hunt and Rebecca Stay (Four Boys Entertainment); Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment); and Pamela Fryman (pilot only) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot from a script by Halpern and Haskins.
EVIL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Michelle King, Robert King and Liz Glotzer are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Robert King directed the pilot.
POLITICIAN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.
BLESS THE HARTS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, June 2019) Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey ("The Last Man on Earth," "Parks and Recreation," "Saturday Night Live"), BLESS THE HARTS follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they're already rich - in friends, family and laughter. The series features the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids," "Saturday Night Live"), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph ("The Good Place," "Bridesmaids"), Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell ("Workaholics," "Fist Fight"), Ike Barinholtz ("Blockers"), Fortune Feimster ("Office Christmas Party," "Chelsea Lately"), Drew Tarver ("The Other Two") and Mary Steenburgen ("The Last Man on Earth," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"). Executive producers on the series include Academy Award winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller ("Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," "The LEGO Movie" franchise, "The Last Man on Earth") and Kristen Wiig.
GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, June 2019) Premium network EPIX released a brand-new tease for the original series Godfather of Harlem - premiering Sunday, September 29 and starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch and Ilfenesh Hadera. Premiering on EPIX on September 29, Godfather of Harlem is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Thatch) - catching Malcolm's political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
ALMOST FAMILY (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, June 2019) Executive producer Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood") and writer Annie Weisman ("About A Boy," "Desperate Housewives") bring you ALMOST FAMILY, the story of an unusual family formed through extreme odds, exploring such hot-button issues as identity, human connection and what it truly means to be a family. An only child (Brittany Snow, the "Pitch Perfect" franchise, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") finds her life turned upside down when her father (Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton, "American Crime," "Ordinary People") reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters (Megalyn Echikunwoke, "The Following," "90210," and Emily Osment, "The Kominsky Method," "Young & Hungry"). As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. Based on the original Endemol Shine Australia series, "Sisters," from Jonathan Gavin and Imogen Banks, the series also stars Mustafa Elzein ("Sequestered"), Mo McRae ("Big Little Lies," "Pitch") and Victoria Cartagena ("Manifest").
KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2019) ABC announced today that the network has picked up a new iteration of the classic variety show "Kids Say the Darndest Things," hosted and executive produced by comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish's unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids - and their innocently entertaining points of view. "Kids Say the Darndest Things" will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. EDT during ABC's fall prime-time schedule, providing a solid three-hour block of family-fun programming, starting with "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7:00 p.m. EDT and continuing with "Shark Tank" at 9:00 p.m. EDT. Each episode highlights the comedic perspectives of a diverse group of kids in segments, such as "Kids Rule," in which kids explain to Tiffany the rules for everything from sportsmanship to dating; "Love Talk," where Tiffany seeks advice on her love life; "Best Carpool Ever," with Tiffany taking on carpool duty with a minivan full of kids; "Granny Tiff," when Tiffany, in prosthetics and dressed up as an older woman, receives technology advice from the kids; and more.
BATWOMAN (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2019) Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) never planned to be Gotham's new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob's first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate -- the daughter he still has -- at a distance. But Kate is a woman who's done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she'll have to become the one thing her father loathes -- a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises' tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who's always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don't call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope. Based on the characters from DC, BATWOMAN is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl"), Caroline Dries ("The Vampire Diaries," "Smallville"), Geoff Johns ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Titans") and Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl"). David Nutter ("Game of Thrones," "The Flash," "Arrow") and Marcos Siega ("The Vampire Diaries," "You") executive produced the pilot.
BACK TO LIFE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2019) SHOWTIME has ordered the critically acclaimed six episode comedy series BACK TO LIFE, from Fleabag producers Harry and Jack Williams and Daisy Haggard (EPISODES). Haggard plays Miri Matteson, who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large. Created by Haggard and written by Haggard and Laura Solon, the series will premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday October 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. "BACK TO LIFE is a gem of a series that we are thrilled to bring across the pond," said Levine. "Daisy Haggard, whom SHOWTIME audiences will remember from our series EPISODES as Myra, the network comedy exec with absolutely no sense of humor, is wildly impressive, both as writer and star of this intriguing, touching and funny, character comedy." The series, which aired earlier this year on the BBC, follows Miri's first few weeks out of prison navigating her way in a new world, trying (and frequently failing) to lead a normal life in her picturesque but claustrophobic seaside hometown. Miri attempts to rekindle old relationships, make new ones, look for work and readjust to life outside, while desperately waiting for the world to forget about what happened that fateful night. Guiding Miri as she tries to adapt are a cast of offbeat and intriguing characters with secrets of their own, including her sexually frustrated mother Caroline (Geraldine James), her obsessive environmentalist father Oscar (Richard Durden) and her parole officer with no filter, Janice (Jo Martin). We'll also meet first love Dom (Jamie Michie), ex-best friend Mandy (Christine Bottomley), next-door neighbor Billy (Adeel Akhtar) and fish and chips shop owner and new boss Nathan (Liam Williams).
NANCY DREW (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2019) Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine - until her mother's untimely death derails Nancy's college plans. Devastated by her mother's passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy's nemesis from high school, George Fan (Leah Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Maddison Jaizani); Nancy's secret boyfriend, Ned "Nick" Nickerson (Tunji Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Alex Saxon). The five of them must team up to clear their own names - encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way. Nancy's reawakening brings her into conflict with her widowed father, Carson Drew (Scott Wolf), who is dating Detective Karen Hart (Alvina August). And, when a supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy's investigation, she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help, or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure: Nancy's going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes. Executive produced by Noga Landau ("The Magicians"), Melinda Hsu Taylor ("The Gifted," "The Vampire Diaries"), Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl," "Dynasty," "Runaways"), Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl," "Dynasty," "Runaways") and Lis Rowinski ("Dynasty," "Runaways"), NANCY DREW is a production of CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire.
BIRCH, THE (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook's press release, June 2019) Crypt TV's The Birch is centered around the dark relationship between a synonymous monster taprotector in the woods and a pure-hearted teenager who summons her in a time of crisis. The 14-episode series is based on the award-winning viral short of the same name, and will be told from multiple character perspectives as their lives are indelibly shaped by The Birch.
LIMETOWN (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook's press release, June 2019) Based on the hit podcast of the same name produced by Two Up ("36 Questions," "The Wilderness"), Limetown follows Lia Haddock, a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.
LOOKING FOR ALASKA (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/18/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, March 2019) Hulu's upcoming (8-episode) limited series, Looking For Alaska, announces additional series regulars: Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, and Jordan Connor. They join previously announced series regulars, Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer. The series comes from Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire. Logline: The series is based on the John Green novel of the same name. It is told through the eyes of teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter (Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young (Froseth), and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it.
MISERY INDEX, THE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/22/19 at 10:00 PM
MANDALORIAN, THE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 11/12/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, April 2019) Scripted originals previously announced for Disney+ include The Mandalorian, the world's first scripted live-action Star Wars series; the exclusive new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars; High School Musical: The Musical: The Series; the untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk; the Marvel Studios' series Loki starring Tom Hiddleston; Monsters at Work, Diary of a Female President; and live-action films Lady and the Tramp, Noelle, Togo, Timmy Failure and Stargirl. Nonfiction series also announced earlier this week include Be Our Chef, Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (working title), Earthkeepers (working title), Encore!, the untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series, Marvel's 616, Marvel's Hero Project, (Re)Connect, Rogue Trip and Shop Class (working title).
9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 1/19/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2019) FOX'S #1 drama, 9-1-1, expands its reach to the city of Austin, TX, with new installment, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, starring Rob Lowe. 9-1-1: LONE STAR debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20. From 9-1-1 co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1: LONE STAR follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe), who, along with his son, re-locates, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.