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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
ACTION PLANET: CLIMATE CHALLENGE (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Discovery+'s web site, April 2021) The multidimensional impact of our planet's rapidly changing climate presents issues of evolving complexity and environmental peril; explore the swift action and bold policies that now have the potential to confront the many challenges of climate change.
ANTARCTICA (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Discovery+'s web site, April 2021) Follow three friends as they embark on a brutal 10-day, 70-mile expedition across Antarctica to the South Pole, using only skis. They discover the continent's beauty and vastness and learn about the 2041 treaty that holds the key to its future.
DISCOVERY+ IMMERSIONS (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Discovery+'s web site, April 2021) Dazzling visuals and tranquil sounds of nature transport viewers to captivating locations and experiences across the planet. From majestic mountain peaks to the deepest oceans, this series immerses you in worlds rarely seen.
ELLEN'S NEXT GREAT DESIGNER (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from HBO Max's web site, April 2021) Trailblazing designers from across the country create remarkably unique pieces of furniture for the chance to win a $100,000 grand prize and the title of "Ellen's Next Great Designer."
GENERATION HUSTLE (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from HBO Max's web site, April 2021) The cunning exploits of ten overzealous entrepreneurs, who each went to extraordinary lengths to secure fame, fortune, or power, are on display in this shocking anthology documentary series.
LIFE IN COLOR WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, April 2021) Using innovative technology, this docuseries explores nature from a fresh perspective as animals use color to survive and thrive in the wild.
RUTHERFORD FALLS (PEACOCK)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Peacock's web site, April 2021) Two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford and Reagan Wells, find themselves at a crossroads -- quite literally -- when their sleepy town gets an unexpected wake-up call.
SECRETS OF THE WHALES (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s web site, April 2021) Secrets of the Whales plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales. Filmed over three years in 24 locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined.
GRETA THUNBERG: A YEAR TO CHANGE THE WORLD (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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BIG TRICK ENERGY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/21 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, April 2021) "Big Trick Energy" follows four master magicians and best friends of over 10 years, Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, Wes Barker and Alex Boyer. These mischievous daredevils venture into the real world to both shock and awe unsuspecting spectators - and each other - with their unique brand of extreme, provocative, mind-blowing magic. Fueled by their camaraderie and spontaneous antics, their radical, unconventional and even dangerous magic defies expectations and completely astonishes their subjects.
LOL: QUI RIT, SORT! (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 4/23/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's web site, April 2021) Philippe Lacheau has invited 10 actors and comedians to live a unique experience in a grandiose setting. There is only one rule to follow for the next 6 hours: if you laugh, you are eliminated. The 10 comedians will have to keep cool despite having to try and make each other laugh. The winner will get 50 000 euros for the charity he/she represents. Nothing is off limits!
SHADOW AND BONE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/23/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.
DECEITFUL DATING (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 4/23/21 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, March 2021) John Logan, a widower and father of two daughters, is struggling to balance his job and parenting. Luckily, he has the help of Jillian, his wife's best friend. When an attractive woman moves in across the street, John fines himself enjoying her company. Alice, the new neighbor, starts spending time at the Logan house, even helping John with the girls. This new woman in John's life is a bit mysterious and she starts getting caught in some lies raising the suspicion of Jillian and John's older daughter, Chelsea. When Alice's ex-husband is found dead, everyone starts to wonder if Alice is as sweet as she seems. Stars Christine Chatelain, Derek Hamilton. (2021).
MY HUSBAND'S KILLER GIRLFRIEND (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/24/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) A mother discovers that the nanny who framed her for abandoning her 3-year-old daughter is her ex-husband's new girlfriend, but no one believes her version of events. Forced to go on the run to prove her innocence and protect her child, she learns that the woman is an escaped mental patient and must convince her estranged husband that he is dating a psychopath before it's too late. Stars Cindy Busby, Lane Edwards, Chelsey Reist, Lucia Walters, Leia Bajic (2021).
HEARTS DOWN UNDER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 4/24/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Cindy Busby ("Chasing Waterfalls," "Love in the Forecast") and Tim Ross ("Harrow," "Wonderland") star in "Hearts Down Under," premiering on Saturday, April 24 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Filmed on location in Australia, the movie also stars Naomi Sequeira ("Pearl in Paradise"). New York restaurateur Caroline (Busby) has her hands full with her own restaurant. So, when she learns that her beloved aunt has left her a café - in faraway small town, Lemon Myrtle Cove, Australia - she is touched, but it seems like the last thing she has time for. However, she realizes that heading to Australia is the perfect opportunity to clear her head. What Caroline finds in Australia is a bustling café - with less than impressive food. She makes a point to say as much to one of the locals, Simon (Ross), not realizing he's the café's chef. In a hurry to get back to her life in New York, Caroline decides to fix up the café and sell it. The problem with doing that in a town the size of Lemon Myrtle Cove is that the only available contractor for miles happens to be Simon. Although they didn't start off on the right foot, Simon agrees to help Caroline with the project. In the process, seeing the area through his eyes, she begins to fall for the place and for him.
DESIGNED WITH LOVE (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 4/25/21 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, March 2021) Clothes designer Skye goes mobile with a "fashion truck" - but she can't drive the truck and run the business alone. Help comes in the unlikely form of handsome entrepreneur Kevin. As they work together, Skye and Kevin find they have more in common than they thought... could it be love?
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/25/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Having escaped from the psychiatric prison, Dr. Albert Beck (Eric Roberts) hides out in an empty house--until its new owners unexpectedly arrive to move in! Forced into the attic to evade the recently widowed mother, Beck watches from above--undeniably attracted to her 18-year-old daughter. Grace Patterson, Carrie Schroeder, Brandon Tyler Moore, Adrian Eppley co-star. (2021)
MURDEROUS HISTORY (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Chanel's press release, April 2021) No fingerprinting? No DNA tests? No psychological profiling? No problem. Smithsonian Channel steps back in time to investigate history's most shocking murder mysteries and reveal how they were solved in the upcoming all-new series, Murderous History. On the heels of the channel's recent success in true crime, historians guide viewers through the sinister undercurrents of various city's past where odd and lethal scandals perplexed historical detectives, and expose the dark undercurrents of society. From the devastatingly bombed streets of London to industrial Chicago to Nazi Berlin, each episode captures nail-biting criminal investigations to prove that everything is not always what it seems. Murderous History premieres on Smithsonian Channel Sunday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
EXTREME SISTERS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/21 at 10:10 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, March 2021) Sisterly love takes on a whole new meaning in TLC's upcoming series, EXTREME SISTERS, following the most obsessive and inseparable sibling relationships. Some sister bonds are closer than others, but these siblings take their obsession to the extreme. From eating the same foods, to sleeping in the same bed and even sharing a boyfriend, some of these sister fascinations are sure to make you think twice about how close sisters can really be. EXTREME SISTERS premieres Sunday, April 25 at 10PM ET/PT. "Having a close knit family is something most people aspire to and at TLC, we love to explore relationships of all kinds," said Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals. "In Extreme Sisters, we will introduce sets of inseparable sisters whose bonds are raw, honest and perhaps a little unconventional. Their sibling kinship brings the meaning of sisterhood to a whole other level!" Despite what others may think about their uncanny relationships, these EXTREME SISTERS are unapologetic in their dedication to one another. However, when the opinions of society, family, romantic partners, and some major life changes come into the play, it remains to be seen if these sisters will be able to defend and maintain their exceptional bond. What are these sisters willing to lose to keep their obsession with each other intact? In this brand new series, viewers will get a glimpse into some of the most unique sister lifestyles revealing how they navigate each of their rare relationships throughout life.
EXPOSURE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, April 2021) 8 photographers. 1 shot at the ultimate exposure. Exposure is a competition series where contestants compete for a photography gig that could change one of their lives forever. They'll put their creativity - and their emotions - on the line in a series of challenges that cover every aspect of phone photography - from art and food to sports and music. It's time to take your best shot.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTS: IMPACT WITH GAL GADOT (NGC.COM)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2021) National Geographic Presents: IMPACT with Gal Gadot is a documentary short series that follows the powerful stories of six women who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world. Despite living in areas marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters, these brave women remain undeterred as they dare to dream, stand out, speak up and lead. The women featured in each short film come from very different backgrounds - across Brazil, Puerto Rico, Michigan, California, Louisiana and Tennessee - yet they are all connected by their unwavering determination and commitment to improving the lives of the people around them. Premiering Monday, Apr. 26 right here on National Geographic's Youtube channel.
BÄCKSTRÖM (ACORN TV)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's press release, February 2021) This thrillingly dark noir from Sweden is based on Leif GW Persson's novel, Can You Die Twice? Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvistist, The Wedding Photographer, A Summer Tale) is a respected detective famed for having an unparalleled world record for solving murder cases. But when a bullet-ridden skull is found in the Swedish archipelago, DNA results confirm it belongs to a victim of Thailand's 2004 tsunami, and Bäckström is faced with an inexplicable mystery that even he could not have imagined: Can you die twice? All 6 episodes available to binge.
$50K THREE WAYS (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2021) For homeowners who have the cash, but need big help with a vision that can turn their home reno wish list into a breathtaking reality, popular Chicago-based interior designer Tiffany Brooks will triple their options in the new series $50K Three Ways. Available to stream on discovery+ beginning Monday, April 26 and also premiering on HGTV at 8 p.m. ET/PT that same day, the new series is a chance for home design fans to see more of Tiffany's inspired, soul-filled designs. Tiffany, who first wowed viewers as a competitor and winner of HGTV Star and as a showstopping designer for HGTV Smart Home, will guide each homeowner through three colorful, carefully curated design choices and work with them to select the one approach that perfectly reflects their personal story and current needs.
INSIDE OUT (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2021) Southern California home renovators Carmine Sabatella and Mike Pyle, stars of the new HGTV series Inside Out, begrudgingly agree on one thing: a beautifully updated home requires great design indoors and out. Premiering Monday, April 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the seven-episode series follows Carmine, a real estate agent and interior designer, and Mike, a landscape designer, as they each pitch their design plans to clients. The budget is set, so the guys must be persuasive to score a bigger chunk of the dollars to either max out the interiors or make the most of the outdoor spruce up. More money for Carmine will mean clients get all they want and more for their home's interior, while extra cash for Mike will give the property wow-factor curb appeal and major outdoor living perks. No matter who gets the majority of the renovation budget, both the interior and exterior will get a stunning transformation.
FATMA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/27/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Reeling from tragedy, a nondescript house cleaner embarks on a murderous streak as she searches for her missing husband and reckons with old wounds.
HEADSPACE GUIDE TO SLEEP (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/28/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Learn how to sleep better with Headspace. Each episode unpacks misconceptions, offers friendly tips and concludes with a guided wind-down.
LIFE UNDER RENOVATION (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 4/28/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, March 2021) Life Under Renovation follows five families from across the country as they take on the ambitious task of capturing the ups and downs of the biggest renovation of their lives. Inspired by a major life event, from accommodating a newly blended family or unexpected twins, the self-shot series tracks the progress of the families' home renovation realities from beginning to end.
SEXIFY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/28/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) To build an innovative sex app and win a tech competition, a sexually inexperienced student and her friends must explore the daunting world of intimacy.
YASUKE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) He came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend.
DUFF'S HAPPY FUN BAKE TIME (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, March 2021) Beginning on Thursday, April 29th join Duff Goldman in his laboratory kitchen, along with his puppet crew as they explore the science behind cooking and baking to create some of the most popular foods on the new discovery+ series from The Jim Henson Company, Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time. Each of the six half-hour episodes is a flavorful adventure that goes beyond food rules and recipes to discover how ingredients work together to create delicious dishes and desserts. With comedy and whimsical fun, Duff and his entertaining puppet friends teach fundamental cooking techniques and tasty, easy-to-make recipes that inspire chefs of all ages to experiment in the kitchen. It's always a fascinating food adventure with Duff and his friends!
BAD SEED, THE (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Sundance Now's press release, February 2021) This crime drama tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder. All 5 episodes available to binge.
CHASING OCEAN GIANTS (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, March 2021) CHASING OCEAN GIANTS (launching April 29 on discovery+) features Patrick Dykstra, Wall Street lawyer turned BAFTA award-winning ocean cinematographer and modern-day sea explorer, who takes his camera places others don't dare to go. Patrick combines his unique skill set with his love of the marine world and cutting-edge ocean exploration technology - GPS, drones, underwater mapping technology, sonar and more - to seek new and unrecorded ocean phenomena to reveal the secrets of our ocean's giants. From blues whales off the coast of Sri Lanka, to the biggest population of Orcas in the world in the Norwegian fjords, Patrick's journey takes audiences through some of the most difficult and hostile places on Earth, both elemental and man-made. Oceanic storms, freezing waters and monster waves will hamper him at every turn, but he cannot be stopped. And when he gets to his location, the rewards are huge: breathtaking scenery and displays of animal behavior the world has never seen before. CHASING OCEAN GIANTS is produced by Underdog Films and Plimsoll Productions.
BIG SHOT WITH BETHENNY, THE (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, April 2021) HBO Max debuted the official trailer and key art for the Max Original series THE BIG SHOT WITH BETHENNY, premiering THURSDAY, APRIL 29. In THE BIG SHOT WITH BETHENNY, the next generation of business moguls will compete for a chance to be second-in-command to business tycoon and Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel, and win a coveted position working on her executive team. In business and in life, Frankel never settles and only accepts excellence. Through a series of real-life tasks and challenges, each aspiring mogul will be tested to see how far they can push their creativity and determination to rise to the top. The first two episodes of the seven-episode series premiere Thursday, April 29 on HBO Max with two episodes launching May 6 and two on May 13. The finale will launch on May 20.
LET'S BE REAL (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 4/29/21 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2021) Following last fall's comedy special, LET'S BE REAL returns to FOX this spring with all-new episodes beginning Thursday, April 29 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). Executive-produced and written by Robert Smigel ("Triumph The Insult Comic Dog"), the new series will debut new puppets from the worlds of entertainment and politics, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Ted Cruz, Kim Kardashian and LeBron James. Previously featured puppets, such as President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, former President Donald J. Trump, Former Vice President Mike Pence and Kanye West, also will appear, as the satirical comedy series will cover politics and pop culture in 2021 through topical sketches, celebrity cameos and remote pieces.
MOSQUITO COAST, THE (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, February 2021) Apple TV+ announced today that "The Mosquito Coast," the widely anticipated drama series adapted from the best-selling novel and starring Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish and Gabriel Bateman, will premiere globally with the first two episodes on Friday, April 30, followed by new episodes every Friday on Apple TV+. The news was unveiled today at the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour, along with a first look at the Apple Original series. From award-winning novelist and creator Neil Cross, and based on the best-selling book by Paul Theroux which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, "The Mosquito Coast" is a gripping adventure and layered character drama following the dangerous journey of a radical idealist and brilliant inventor, Allie Fox (played by Justin Theroux), who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government.
PET STARS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Follow talent management company Pets on Q as they work with the biggest animal influencers on social media in this reality series.
INNOCENT, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.
DADDY'S PERFECT LITTLE GIRL (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 4/30/21 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, March 2021) Two years after her adoptive mother died, 12-year-old Ella now lives alone with her adored adoptive father, Nolan. But everything is about to change when a new woman with a 14-year-old boy enters her father's life....and Ella will have none of it! Stars Hattie Kragten, Matt Wells, Tracy Shreve. (2021).
MAJOR LEAGUE WRESTLING: FUSION (VICE)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/21 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST
(from Vice's press release, April 2021) A new era of wrestling emerges. MLW presents top ranked wrestlers and the next generation of wrestling's most legendary families as they clash each week. Journey to the hottest arenas and fight clubs as rivalries are ignited for championship gold.
REVENGE DELIVERED (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/1/21 at 8:00 PM
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JUST FOR THE SUMMER (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 5/2/21 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, April 2021) English teacher Penelope Campbell loves her annual summer vacations visiting her Grandma Dot, despite Dot's constant attempts to set her up with every single man in town. This year, she bumps into Jason Humphrey, none other than her childhood sweetheart, who is still as handsome and charming as ever. It's a little awkward at first but the conversation soon turns to Jason's own Grandma Sophie, who keeps doing the same to him! In order to evade the efforts of their matchmaking grandmothers, they make a pact pretending to date each other, but will the old sparks return?
HOME TOWN TAKEOVER (HGTV)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 5/2/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2021) For five years, HGTV superstars Ben and Erin Napier of Home Town have been using their heart, creativity, design and building skills to renovate, restore and uplift scores of historic homes and businesses in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi. Now, in the new six-episode event series Home Town Takeover, premiering Sunday, May 2, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and also available to stream on discovery+ beginning May 2, it will take every hand and hammer as HGTV takes Ben and Erin's favorite phrase, "make something good today," into the stratosphere with the whole-town makeover of Wetumpka, Alabama. The series will showcase 12 major renovations all over Wetumpka, including restaurants, shops, historic homes, public spaces, a new farmers' market - and even an entire downtown street - with the goal that the impact will ripple through the community for generations to come. As a special preview, the second episode of Home Town Takeover also will be available to stream on discovery+ beginning May 2. More new episodes will launch early each Sunday on the streaming platform.
HOW I MET YOUR MURDERER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/2/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Mack Meyer has built a large fanbase discussing true crime on her wildly successful podcast "How I Met Your Murderer." However she finds herself the center of the story after learning her husband, Henry, was involved in the death of his high school sweetheart, Lily. With the help of her new neighbor, Oliver, Mack links Lily's death to other murders in the area and fears she may be living with a serial killer. Stars Rachele Schank, Chris Zylka, Billy Armstrong (2021).
STORY OF LATE NIGHT, THE (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, April 2021) It's a big CNN Original Series premiere night on Sunday, May 2 with the launch of the latest CNN Original Series, The Story of Late Night at 9pm ET/PT and the return of the Emmy Award-winning United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell at 10pm ET/PT. The Story of Late Night is a six-part docuseries, produced by Cream Productions, that will take viewers on a journey through late-night television's most memorable moments. Spanning a more than 60-year history of engaging with, adapting to and influencing our rapidly changing society, late-night television has grown into a thriving entertainment phenomenon and vitally important cultural institution. The docuseries features archival footage of late-night legends such as Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and David Letterman, alongside interviews with today's popular comedic voices including, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers, James Corden, Amber Ruffin, Desus & Mero, Whoopi Goldberg, W. Kamau Bell, and many more. Behind-the-scenes decision makers including Lorne Michaels and Jeff Zucker are also featured giving their first-hand accounts of an entertainment medium that changed the face of television forever. The series will regularly air on Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT, with an extended series finale examining the present day, diverse generation of hosts reimagining political comedy for the Trump era only to confront the format's greatest challenge yet: COVID-19.
DEEP WATER SALVAGE (WEATHER)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from The Weather Channel's press release, April 2021) The Weather Channel today announced DEEP WATER SALVAGE - premiering Sunday, May 2nd on The Weather Channel television network. This new action-packed series follows some of the world's best marine construction firms as they battle against the elements and the clock to salvage valuable property and fortunes of others from the effects of extreme weather. These crews will risk almost anything to recover priceless artifacts and service abandoned ships, but they never truly know what to expect when they come face-to-face with Mother Nature out on the open waters.
STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere - special night] · 5/4/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in "The Clone Wars") as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch - a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army - each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
SONS OF SAM, THE: A DESCENT INTO DARKNESS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/5/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.
THAT DAMN MICHAEL CHE (HBO MAX)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, April 2021) HBO Max will debut the new six-episode Max Original comedy series THAT DAMN MICHAEL CHE, starring Michael Che ("Saturday Night Live," "Michael Che Matters"). This groundbreaking new original comedy series uses sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience various every-day situations including racial profiling, unemployment, falling in love and more, from Michael's perspective. Fellow SNL cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner, Colin Quinn, Ellen Cleghorne and Colin Jost lend their talents along with guest stars Omari Hardwick, Geoffrey Owens, Godfrey, Billy Porter and Method Man.
DROWNING, THE (ACORN TV)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's press release, April 2021) Since losing her son eight years ago, Jodie (Jill Halfpenny, Dark Money, Liar) has been rebuilding her life, but when she catches sight of a teenage boy Daniel (Cody Molko), she is convinced she has found her missing son. Whether she is right or not, in that moment her spark of hope is reignited, and she commits to a dangerous and transgressive path that will take her to the edge of reason. How far will she go to find her missing child? Also starring Jonas Armstrong (Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Deborah Findlay (Vanity Fair) and Rupert Penry-Jones (Whitechapel, Stan Lee's Lucky Man). (4 EPS, 2021)
DROWNING, THE (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's press release, April 2021) Since losing her son eight years ago, Jodie (Jill Halfpenny, Dark Money, Liar) has been rebuilding her life, but when she catches sight of a teenage boy Daniel (Cody Molko), she is convinced she has found her missing son. Whether she is right or not, in that moment her spark of hope is reignited, and she commits to a dangerous and transgressive path that will take her to the edge of reason. How far will she go to find her missing child? Also starring Jonas Armstrong (Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Deborah Findlay (Vanity Fair) and Rupert Penry-Jones (Whitechapel, Stan Lee's Lucky Man). (4 EPS, 2021)
FROM CRADLE TO STAGE (PARAMOUNT+)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, April 2021) Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced its new original unscripted television series, FROM CRADLE TO STAGE, will premiere Thursday, May 6. Directed by Dave Grohl and inspired by his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, and her critically-acclaimed book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, the Live Nation Productions series is a dynamic personal exploration of the special relationship between successful musicians and their moms. The six-part series will debut exclusively on Paramount+. Honest, humorous and emotional, each episode features a famous performer and their mother, alongside Dave and Virginia, as they take an impassioned journey home and explore each artists' upbringing and the tools they received as a young talent to survive the turbulence of success.
GIRLS5EVA (PEACOCK)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Peacock's press release, April 2021) Peacock Original comedy GIRLS5EVA will premiere Thursday, May 6. All eight episodes will drop at once on Peacock. When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90's gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can't they also be Girls5eva?
JUPITER'S LEGACY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/7/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) The first generation of superheroes have kept the world safe for nearly a century. Now their children must live up to their legacy.
QUEEN OF METH (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 5/7/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, December 2020) Queen of Meth: Meth didn't start at our border, it started with Lori Arnold, sister of star Tom Arnold, in a cabin, in Iowa back in 1984. By 1986 she was at the center of the country's meth boom - the Queen Pin of a multimillion-dollar enterprise, manufacturing and distributing the drug throughout the Midwest. Now, for the first time, she tells her whole story.
DECEIVED BY MY MOTHER-IN-LAW (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 5/7/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) With the help of her therapist, Denise, Kristin is recovering from an awful attack by a stalker. After meeting and marrying James, life seems to be going great until her mother-in-law, Maggie moves in unexpectedly. Friction turns to fighting as Kristin tries to keep it all together until she discovers her new family has ulterior motives. Stars Allison McAtee, Dey Young, Jackée Harry, Rib Hillis, Michael Paré, Katie Kelly. (2021).
HAPPILY WHEREVER (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 5/7/21 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, April 2021) New to the HGTV lineup is Happily Wherever on Friday, May 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. During the eight-episode house-hunting series, HGTV will tell the story of couples whose ability to work remotely has opened up a new world of living locations. They will explore what their budget can buy in their current city compared to two smaller markets in vastly different parts of the country. Once all the cards are on the table, the couple will make the ultimate choice to stay put or take a chance on the adventure of starting a new life in a different town.
MEMORIES OF A MURDER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/8/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Gail, a young woman running a "murderabilia" shop, is taunted by an anonymous killer, who leaves trophies from unsolved murders at her doorstep. As her investigation gets closer to the truth, the personal stakes become much higher. Stars Isabella Pisacane, Jamie Donnelly, Abby Awe, Rosa Gilmore, Craig Walker (2021).
PINK SKIES AHEAD (MTV)
· [original telefilm] · 5/8/21 at 9:00 PM
(from MTV's press release, April 2021) MTV Entertainment Studios today announced that the highly-anticipated film, Pink Skies Ahead, written and directed by New York Times best-selling author Kelly Oxford, is set to premiere commercial free on Saturday, May 8 at 9:00PM ET/PT on MTV with a simulcast on Pop TV. The critically-acclaimed film, which made its world premiere at the AFI Film Festival, showcases mental health issues in a nuanced and authentic way as part of MTV's newly-launched Mental Health is Health initiative, marks Oxford's feature-length directorial debut and is based on "No Real Danger," an essay from her second book, "When You Find Out the World Is Against You." The coming-of-age film stars Jessica Barden (End of the F***ing World, The New Romantic), Mary J. Blige (The Umbrella Academy), Devon Bostick (The 100, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River, Pollock), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul, This Is Spinal Tap), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale, The Strangers: Prey at Night), Evan Ross Cameron (The United States vs. Billie Holiday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, Lady Bird), Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel, Undone) and Henry Winkler (Barry, Happy Days). Set in Los Angeles in 1998, it follows Winona (Barden) who, after dropping out of college and moving back home to live with her parents, is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Skeptical of her doctor's opinion - she hasn't had a panic attack after all - Winona carries on with her wild lifestyle. Only when things begin to truly unravel around her, does she reluctantly decide to see a therapist and face her truths.
BABY, IT'S COLD INSIDE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 5/8/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Jocelyn Hudon ("When Hope Calls," "The Strain") and Steve Lund ("Blue Mountain State," "Hemlock Grove") star in "Baby, It's Cold Inside," a new, original movie premiering Saturday, May 8 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. Top-level travel agent Hanna (Hudon) is asked by her company to forgo her family holiday cruise and travel to the Ice Hotel to research it as a vacation destination. Hanna convinces her best friend Phoebe (Kathryn Kohut, "Love at Look Lodge"), who is sad about a recent breakup, to join her. When they arrive at the hotel, Hanna is dazzled with its icy wonder and meets Ben (Lund), the designer and co-owner. Hanna and Phoebe enjoy all the luxuries the Ice Hotel has to offer from the outdoor spa to snowshoeing. When Phoebe begins to reconnect with her ex, Hanna starts to spend more time with Ben. Meanwhile, a hotel reviewer has also checked in so Hanna and Ben team up to make sure he has a memorable stay. Along the way, Hanna feels herself falling for Ben. When Ben offers Hanna an opportunity she always wished for, will Hannah's doubts and insecurities take hold or will she find the confidence to make her dreams come true?
BURNING LITTLE LIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/9/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) A woman falls for a handsome firefighter after he rescues her from a suspicious car crash. But her life spins into a deadly affair after his seemingly overprotective behavior burns through her life. Annika Foster, Jamie Roy, Mark Hapka, Ashlynn Yennie, Alex Trumble, Tristina Lee Bryant star. (2021)
ZIWE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/9/21 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, February 2020) SHOWTIME announced today that ZIWE, the new variety series starring and executive produced by Ziwe (DESUS & MERO(R), OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT), will premiere Sunday, May 9 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The six-episode season will feature interviews, musical numbers, guest stars, sketches and more - including unscripted and unpredictable interactions with everyday people. Writer, comedian and performer Ziwe, who also serves as showrunner on the series, brings her singular, riotously funny, no-holds-barred brand to SHOWTIME with her new eponymous late-night variety show, ZIWE. Previously, Ziwe wrote for DESUS & MERO, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and Dickinson and rose to viral popularity with her ground-breaking and provocative Instagram Live series questioning cultural figures on race. She has also voiced Kamala Harris and other roles for OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT, as well as Tooning Out the News, and appears in her own Pop Show, which she created and performs at Brooklyn's Union Hall with original pop songs off her album Generation Ziwe. ZIWE is produced by A24. In addition to Ziwe, Jamund Washington and Hunter Speese serve as executive producers.
BLINDED - THOSE WHO KILL (ACORN TV)
· [series premiere] · 5/10/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's press release, April 2021) This captivating psychological crime drama sees leading criminal profiler Louise Bergstein (Natalie Madueño, Bedrag) delve into the dark desires and psychology of the potential suspects surrounding a murder case. This spinoff follows the format of its parent series Darkness - Those Who Kill, perfectly combining a tense thriller with a gripping human drama, focusing on the psychological and behavioral patterns behind a serial killer. When Louise embarks on a new murder case, she quickly uncovers a distinct pattern in the unsolved murders of three young men, killed within a few months of each other. We soon discover that she has a blind spot clouding her judgement and analysis of the case: Louise may have a personal connection to the killer, who is more intelligent than she had dared to imagine. She desperately wants to solve the case before the next brutal killing, but could she herself be in the killer's sights? (8 EPS, 2021)
CRIME OF THE CENTURY, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 5/10/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, March 2021) This two-part documentary directed by Emmy(R) and Academy Award(R) winner Alex Gibney (HBO's "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," "Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief"), is a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates. Exploring the origins, extent and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone, the film reveals that America's opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that came out of nowhere.
I, SNIPER (VICE)
· [series premiere] · 5/10/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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MONEY, EXPLAINED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, April 2021) We spend it, borrow it and save it. Now let's talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casinos, scammers to student loans.
EXTRA LIFE: A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, February 2021) EXTRA LIFE: A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER, a new four-part series from Nutopia that examines the science and medical innovations that conquered some of the world's deadliest diseases and doubled life expectancies for many across the globe, will air Tuesdays, May 11-June 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS, and stream via pbs.org and the PBS Video app. Set in the context of today's COVID-19 crisis, this series explores the lessons learned from previous global pandemics - including smallpox, cholera, the Spanish flu and others - and reveals how scientists, doctors, self-experimenters and activists launched a public health revolution, saving millions of lives, fundamentally changing how we think about illness and ultimately paving the way for modern medicine. Best-selling author Steven Johnson (The Ghost Map, HOW WE GOT TO NOW) and historian and broadcaster David Olusoga (CIVILIZATIONS, "Black & British: A Forgotten History") combine expertise to guide viewers across 300 years of medical innovation, and go behind the scenes of modern medicine to meet the unsung heroes who are tackling COVID-19 and other public health threats. Johnson and Olusoga shed light on scientific breakthroughs and reveal how collective efforts around the world can lead to extraordinary outcomes, including doubling the human lifespan in under a century. While the series features many leading public health authorities and scientists on the front lines of the current pandemic, EXTRA LIFE examines the bigger picture and sparks a global conversation about how we've learned to save lives. The series explores how the pioneering approaches and innovative medical triumphs of the past have provided a blueprint for our future in the battle to live longer. The series is particularly sensitive to the cultural blind spots that have influenced our approach to health, tracing the origins of inoculation back to Africa, long before the discovery of vaccination in the west, and highlighting the often-overlooked inequalities in access to health.
CRIMINAL PLANET (VICE)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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CLIPPED (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 5/12/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2021) Gardening fans need to plant themselves in front of their tablets, smartphones, laptops or television monitors on Wednesday, May 12, when discovery+ drops a special 90-minute premiere episode of Clipped, the first competition series set in the spectacular world of topiary. Hosted by actor Michael Urie, the six-episode series follows seven real life "Edward Scissorhands" who create breathtaking sculptures out of meticulously trimmed shrubbery, plants and flowers - designing colorful, larger-than-life, living works of art. Throughout the series, competitors will face high-stakes challenges and have their topiary masterpieces evaluated by lead judge and gardening icon Martha Stewart (HGTV's Martha Knows Best) and an expert panel of judges, including critically acclaimed landscape architect Fernando Wong and lifestyle, landscape and horticultural expert Chris Lambton (HGTV's Going Yard). Each week they decide who makes the cut, who gets clipped, and, in the end, who is crowned as the top topiarist who wins $50,000 cash and bragging rights as the first-ever Clipped champion. New episodes of Clipped will launch each Wednesday on discovery+.
UPSHAWS, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/12/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A working-class African American family in Indiana struggles to make it work and make it right without the blueprints to do it.
DARK SIDE OF FOOTBALL (VICE)
· [series premiere] · 5/13/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Vice's press release, February 2021) Expanding its record-breaking docuseries 'Dark Side of the Ring' into a franchise, 'Dark Side of (American) Football' is a brand new VICE commission which shines a light on stories that live in the shadows of America's favorite sport.
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, February 2021) The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora Randall's (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton), a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught. As she travels from state to state, Cora contends with the legacy of the mother that left her behind and her own struggles to realize a life she never thought was possible.
MOVE TO HEAVEN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, April 2021) Finding life in all that's left behind, a trauma cleaner with Asperger's and his ex-con uncle deliver the untold stories of the departed to loved ones.
LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, March 2019) Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.
CHICKEN SQUAD, THE (DISNEY JUNIOR)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/21 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 7:30 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2021) Disney Junior's egg-citing new animated comedy-adventure series "The Chicken Squad" premieres FRIDAY, MAY 14 (7:30 P.M. EDT/PDT), with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW. Inspired by Doreen Cronin's popular children's books, the series follows a trio of young chicken siblings - Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo - and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully. Together, they team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends, while modeling what it means to be good community helpers and finding the joy in assisting others. A digital soundtrack, "Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad," featuring the theme song and music from the series is also set for release Friday, May 14, on Walt Disney Records. Joining the previously announced lead voice cast - Yvette Nicole Brown (Captain Tully), Ramone Hamilton (Coop), Gabriella Graves (Sweetie) and Maxwell Simkins (Little Boo) - the recurring guest voice cast includes Tony Hale (Disney+'s upcoming "The Mysterious Benedict Society") as Frazz, a nervous squirrel; Jane Lynch ("Glee") as Dr. Dirt, a forensic scientist snail; Melissa Rauch ("The Big Bang Theory") as Dinah, the chicks' mother; Sean Giambrone ("The Goldbergs") as Riley, a gruff pack rat; Malcolm-Jamal Warner ("The Resident") as Lt. Scruffy, a retired firehouse dog; and Melissa Villaseñor ("Saturday Night Live") and Zack Pearlman ("Dragons: Race to the Edge") as Wheeze and Snick, mischievous raccoon siblings. The guest voice cast for season one includes Rachel Bloom ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") and Chrissie Fit ("Pitch Perfect" franchise) as Rebeecca, a nervous honeybee, and Quilla, a friendly porcupine, respectively. Whether rescuing a stranded puppy from a creek, helping a bird track down its missing food, or solving the mystery of how their mom's prized flowers got trampled, the Chicken Squad is always ready to lend a helping wing. Each episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, features the recurring "Chicken Charge" anthem that the chickens sing upon determination of a new mission and at least one new original song that showcases a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and R&B to country, hip-hop and electronic.
MOMMY'S LITTLE CON ARTIST (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 5/14/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) After Denise (Jackée Harry) loses her husband, she is determined to find who did it, which leads her to tracking down Stephanie and her "mother." But things are not as they appear when a wealthy family stands to lose everything at the hands of this mother and daughter tandem. Stars Jackée Harry, Dey Young, Chelsea Gilson, Rib Hillis, Andrew Phillip Rodgers, Sophia Katarina. (2021).
PRIDE (FX)
· [series premiere] · 5/14/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, March 2021) FX today announced the premiere date for PRIDE, a six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America decade-by-decade from the 1950s onward. PRIDE will premiere its first three episodes back-to-back on May 14, 2021 beginning at 8pm ET/PT on FX, followed by the final three episodes on May 21st beginning at 8pm ET/PT. All of the episodes will be available the day after premiere on FX on Hulu. In PRIDE, from Emmy(R) Award-winning Killer Films (This American Life, Mildred Pierce) and Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winning VICE Studios (Flee, The Report), six renowned LGBTQ+ directors explore heroic and heartbreaking stories that define us as a nation. The limited series spans the FBI surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s Lavender Scare to the "Culture Wars" of the 1990s and beyond, exploring the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the battle over marriage equality. Featuring little-known characters such as Madeleine Tress or 1980s videographer Nelson Sullivan who chronicled a vanishing downtown New York City during the AIDS epidemic, the series also features international figures such as Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustin, writer Audre Lord and Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lester Hunt. The evolution of trans rights and identities through the decades is charted through interviews and archival footage of pioneers including Christine Jorgensen, Flawless Sabrina, Ceyenne Doroshow, Susan Stryker, Kate Bornstein, Dean Spade and Raquel Willis. PRIDE is executive produced by Alex Stapleton, Danny Gabai, Kama Kaina & Stacy Scripter for VICE Studios and Killer Films Christine Vachon & Sydney Foos.
CHINA: NATURE'S ANCIENT KINGDOM (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 5/15/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, April 2021) The world's largest conservation project has been created in China. Discover the breathtaking wildlife hidden inside its stunning national parks. Narrated by Oscar-nominee Vanessa Kirby, this stunning series opens with China's mountainous terrains, where foxes, antelopes, and snow leopards thrive in harsh conditions. It then moves to dense forests that host the extraordinary snub-nosed monkeys and iconic giant pandas. Finally, on the fringes of the city, people must make space for nature and find a way to live alongside some spectacular animals. With 20% of China designated as protected land, how are the Chinese people adapting to their country's conservation efforts? And could this landmark project inspire similar projects across the globe?
SWEET CAROLINA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 5/15/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Lacey Chabert and Tyler Hynes star in the original, romantic movie "Sweet Carolina."
COOKING UP LOVE (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/21 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, April 2021) On a lark, Zoey rents a food truck and enters a reality TV competition. Heat rises between her and the handsome founder of a fast food chain, but when Zoey finds out he's a judge in the contest, things quickly fizzle. Zoey's determined to win fair and square and she suspects 'Mr-Too-Good-To-Be-True' is really after her sauce recipe, not her heart.
SORORITY SISTER KILLER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/16/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Lacey Wiles, a beautiful college freshman, is beyond excited to be rushing Kappa with her best friend Tara, until an initiation hazing goes too far and Lacey walks out on them, pledging to another house. Despite the incident, Tara stays with Kappa, a choice which strongly tests the two friends. Soon after, tragedy strikes when Tara suffers a horrific and mysterious death at a frat party. The Kappa sorority turns against Lacey, accusing her of murder. Her mother, Britney, who was once a Kappa sister, battles to clear her daughter's name. The nightmare escalates when Lacey gets charged by the police for the crime, forcing both mother and daughter to track down the real sorority sister killer that has made them a target. Stars Sarah Fisher, René Ashton, Lani Randol, Tyler Lain, Paige Kriet (2021).
RUN THE WORLD (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/16/21 at 8:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, April 2021) STARZ released the official trailer and key art today for its new comedy series "Run the World," created by Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, "Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic," BET's "Boomerang") who will executive produce alongside showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser ("Living Single," "black-ish," Lionsgate's "Dear White People"). The new STARZ Original Series will premiere worldwide on Sunday, May 16 across all STARZ platforms including at 8:30PM ET/PT on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and will air day and date internationally on the Starzplay premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan. Set in Harlem, "Run the World" follows a group of smart, funny, and vibrant thirty-something Black women - fiercely loyal best friends - who live, work and play in Harlem. As they strive for world domination, they each navigate career highs and lows, hookups and heartbreaks that causes them to re-evaluate who they are and where they are going. At its core, it's an authentic and unapologetic show about enviable friendship and not only surviving - but thriving together. The series, which exemplifies STARZ #TakeTheLead commitment, stars Amber Stevens West ("The Carmichael Show") as "Whitney," a perfectionist who almost always plays by the rules; Andrea Bordeaux ("NCIS: Los Angeles") as "Ella," an audacious romantic, who is figuring out what she truly wants both personally and professionally; Bresha Webb ("Marlon") as "Renee," the vivacious, soon-to-be-divorced diva with a seemingly thriving career; and Corbin Reid ("Valor") as "Sondi," an erudite professional who begins to reevaluate both her career and personal priorities.
DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/16/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, April 2021) STARZ announced today that their new three-part limited series "Death and Nightingales" will premiere Sunday, May 16 at 10PM ET/PT following the premiere of the highly-anticipated "Run the World" and the series finale of "Confronting a Serial Killer" on STARZ and the STARZ app. The series stars three-time Golden Globe(R) nominee Matthew Rhys ("The Americans," A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, "Perry Mason"), IFTA Award Nominee Ann Skelly ("Vikings," "The Nevers") and BAFTA Award Nominee Jamie Dornan (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar; "The Fall") and is written, directed and executive produced by Allan Cubitt ("The Fall;" "Prime Suspect 2"). STARZ also released the official trailer and key art for the series based on Eugene McCabe's modern Irish classic. "Death and Nightingales" is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the haunting countryside of 1885 Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In this undivided province of the British Empire, neighbors observe each other and inform. It's a world of spies, confessions and double dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom. Set over a desperately tense 24-hour period, it's Beth Winters' (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday - the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal build to a devastating climax, "Death and Nightingales" is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.
FALL RIVER (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/16/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, February 2021) Premium network EPIX(R) has announced that docuseries Fall River (previously announced in development) from Blumhouse Television (The Jinx, A Wilderness of Error) and Pyramid Productions will debut on May 16 at 10pm. In 1979 - almost 90 years after infamous, accused murderer Lizzie Borden's notorious acquittal - Fall River, Massachusetts would become home to another terrifying series of crimes. When three young women were killed in a streak of brutal murders, police alleged a satanic cult was practicing human sacrifice. The cult leader, a man named Carl Drew, was captured and sent to prison for life without parole. Twenty years after the trial, the lead investigator Paul Carey became so haunted by inconsistencies in the stories that he re-investigated his own case after he retired. Evidence surfaced that brought the entire story into question. Now through exclusive interviews, including intimate conversations with Drew, new witnesses and illuminating evidence, this documentary series will tell the true story of a town caught in the grips of the paranoia and fear around the 1980s Satanic Panic, and will shed light on murders that were thought to have been solved.
LIFE AT THE WATERHOLE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/19/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2021) PBS, in partnership with the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, announced today the premiere of LIFE AT THE WATERHOLE, a new three-part series that explores the daily drama of African wildlife at a unique waterhole rigged with partially submerged and weather-proofed cameras in Tanzania. Created by working with local Hadzabe and Maasai communities and hosted by renowned conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan alongside award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole, the series premieres Wednesdays, May 19-June 2, 2021 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app. Waterholes are vital to the African ecosystem as bustling oases where elephants, lions, leopards and hundreds of other species meet and compete for water. The competition for existing resources has even led to human-animal conflict. Despite the growing fight for resources, little is known about how these waterholes support so much life. To film LIFE AT THE WATERHOLE, the BBC Studios Natural History Unit and PBS, working with Mwiba Wildlife Reserve and local communities in Tanzania, build an artificial waterhole and outfit it with cameras. Within hours of construction, thirsty animals flock to drink, and the team uncovers the waterhole's complex dynamics for the first time. Filmed over three periods - the middle of the dry season, the hottest time of year and the height of the first rains - the series reveals dramatic interactions and unlikely rivalries, as well as some unexpected moments of humor. As elephants, warthogs, giraffes, monkeys and big cats jostle for position, scientists gain a greater understanding of the important role of water in Africa as its wildlife faces the growing impact of climate change.
TOO CLOSE (AMC+)
· [series premiere] · 5/20/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, April 2021) AMC+ Original starring Emily Watson, Too Close is a three-part psychological thriller that centers around forensic psychiatrist Emma Robinson (Watson), who must assess criminal suspect Connie (Denise Gough) - only to fall victim to Connie's insightful, yet manipulative nature. Connie has a searing insight into Emma's deepest insecurities and starts to brutally exploit them. Ultimately, the sessions are meant to uncover what happened on the night of someone's death. To do that, Emma must uncover the truth around Connie's complex relationship with her beautiful best friend, Ness (Thalissa Teixeira), which seemingly triggered Connie's psychological descent.
SOLOS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/21/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2021) Amazon Prime Video announced today that the highly anticipated Amazon Original anthology series Solos, created by David Weil and starring Academy Award-winning actors Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren, Emmy Award-winning actor Uzo Aduba, Nicole Beharie, Anthony Mackie, Dan Stevens, and Constance Wu will premiere on May 21 exclusively on Prime Video. The seven-part anthology series explores the strange, beautiful, heart-breaking, hilarious, wondrous truths of what it means to be human. The series spans our present and future and illuminates that even during our most isolated moments we are all connected through the human experience. These character-driven stories contend that even during our most seemingly isolated moments, in the most disparate of circumstances, we are all connected through the human experience. Amazon Studios' Solos is executive produced by Weil and Laura Lancaster with Pixie Wespiser serving as a producer. Weil makes his directorial debut, helming three episodes. Sam Taylor-Johnson directs and executive produces two episodes. Additional directors include Zach Braff and Tiffany Johnson.
MARVEL'S M.O.D.O.K. (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 5/21/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, February 2021) Hulu's new adult animated comedy series "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K." premieres all 10 episodes Friday, May 21. In "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.," the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth's mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.'s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet!
TRACKING A KILLER (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 5/21/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Ever since the death of her father, Haley has struggled with anger management but finds solace in running with her friends Elaina and Abby on their high school track team. But when Abby is found dead in the locker room after a particularly heated argument with Haley, the cops pin the murder on Haley and place her under house arrest. Haley is adamant she's innocent, so her mom Michelle hires an attorney to help in Haley's defense. As Michelle tries to figure out who could have framed her daughter, Haley's assistant track coach also turns up dead, and Haley's DNA is all over the crime scene. Confronted by Michelle, Haley confesses that she has been breaking house arrest for weeks but didn't kill anyone. After Haley goes missing, Michelle must work quickly to find her daughter and discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths before Haley or anyone else gets hurt. Stars Laurie Fortier, Jane Dillon, Huntington Daly, Ashton Leigh, Sahara Ale, Rachel Ogechi Kanu. (2021).
INSIDE THE MET (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/21/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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CARS THAT BUILT THE WORLD, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/23/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/23/21 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, March 2021) New half-hour comedy FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS, created and written by Kevin Iso (High Fidelity) and Dan Perlman (That's My Bus!), who both star, is a raw comedy of city life following Dan and Kevin, who play characters struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The show explores two long-time friends seeking to climb out of their heads and connect with others. For their work writing, directing and starring in the shorts that form the foundation of the series, Iso and Perlman won Best North American Short Film at the London Film Festival, with the first installment becoming Oscar(R) qualified following a Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Florida Film Festival. As with the original shorts, many of the roles will be cast with actors from Brooklyn or the Flatbush neighborhood, including Kristin Dodson (The Shivering Truth), in the role of Zayna, one of Dan's outspoken high school students. FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS is a co-production by SHOWTIME and Avalon (Breeders, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), which will act as lead studio in adapting Iso and Perlman's digital series of the same name. The series is executive produced by Perlman and Iso, Nastaran Dibai (Dear White People) who serves as showrunner, Justin Tipping (Twenties) who directs the pilot, and Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday, David Martin and Chloe Pisello for Avalon.
WHITSTABLE PEARL (ACORN TV)
· [series premiere] · 5/24/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Acorn TV's press release, October 2020) AMC Networks' Acorn TV is excited to announce the commissioning of new British crime drama Whitstable Pearl with Acorn Media Enterprises from Buccaneer Media (Marcella). Based on the much-loved novels - "The Whitstable Pearl Mystery" and "Disappearance at Oare" - by Julie Wassmer (EastEnders) and brought to the screen for the first time by iconic Norwegian filmmaker Øystein Karlsen (Exit, Dag, Lilyhammer), the new six-part series (6 X 45') will feature Kerry Godliman (Ricky Gervais' After Life) in the lead role as Pearl Nolan. Whitstable Pearl explores the dark undercurrents of murder and debauchery swirling beneath the surface of the picturesque 16th century English seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its native oysters and buffeted by the prevailing winds and spray of the North Sea.
BETWEEN BLACK & BLUE (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Sundance Now's press release, February 2021) This true crime series tells the extraordinary story of two New York City detectives who are convicted of a sensational murder, their decades-long fight to clear their names, and the hunt for one of the confessed gunmen who may hold all the answers. All 4 episodes available to binge.
CHOPPED NEXT GEN (DISCOVERY+)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, March 2021) Twenty young, hip, and hungry chefs bring their cutting-edge culinary skills and fierce determination to Chopped Next Gen, available to stream on Tuesday, May 25th on discovery+. With youth comes unflappable confidence, as four chefs compete in each hour-long episode through three rounds to bring a youthful spin on dishes never seen or tasted before. A recurring panel of some of the culinary world's up-and-coming stars - Nyesha Arrington, Darnell Ferguson, Mei Lin, Esdras Ochoa and Kwame Onwuachi - judge each competitor's dish based on taste, presentation and how creative their vision is. Only one chef walks away each episode with the cash prize and bragging rights in adding Chopped Next Gen champion to their growing resume. The chefs have their work cut out for them in an episode with scorpion powder and scungilli in the appetizer basket. Host Liza Koshy keeps the entrée round meat free with a plant-based charcuterie board and red snapper. And see if the remaining two chefs are delighted to get uni in the dessert round. Other episodes include cured tuna hearts and mushrooms that inspire two chefs to put a novel spin on Italian cuisine; and the chefs prove their worth by integrating baby bananas and duck confit into a delicious and inventive dessert.
GORDON'S GREAT ESCAPE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/21 at 7:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 7:00 AM-8:00 AM EST
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PAROT (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/26/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, March 2021) After the cancellation of the Parot Doctrine in Spain in 2013, more than 100 prisoners were released. However, as the days go by, the released prisoners appear murdered in the same way that their victims were, so the police Isabel Mora will try by all means to catch the murderer. The cast of the series is made up of Adriana Ugarte, Javier Albalá, Iván Massagué, Blanca Portillo and Patricia Vico among others. The entire series will be available on Prime Video on May 26. Not to be missed.
CRIME SCENE KITCHEN (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/26/21 at 9:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2021) CRIME SCENE KITCHEN, an all-new baking competition series with a unique twist, is coming to FOX this summer, it was announced today by Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. Produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment and Fly on the Wall and hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale, CRIME SCENE KITCHEN is a culinary guessing game in which bakers are tasked with decoding what type of dessert was made, when all that's left are the crumbs, flour trails and a few elusive clues. They must then recreate the recipe for celebrity judges, chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gampp, who will determine how closely their sweet treat matches the missing dessert - and how good it tastes! The series will premiere Wednesday, May 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the season finale of THE MASKED SINGER on FOX, and also will be available on FOX's free streaming platform, Tubi.
EDEN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Created by Justin Leach (“Ghost in the Shell 2”), Yasuhiro Irie (“Fullmetal Alchemist”) directs the story of robots raising the last human child.
FANATICS: THE DEEP END (VICE)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/21 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Vice's press release, February 2021) Fandom is the new religion. As traditional institutions and belief systems lose power, new cults of personality are born every day; YouTubers, Dictators, Wellness gurus. Alice Hines explores the space between interest and obsession - fandom and fanaticism - and nothing is as it seems.
PANIC (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/28/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2021) Panic is a new Amazon Prime Video one-hour drama series, written and created by Lauren Oliver (based on her bestselling novel). It takes place in a small Texas town, where every summer the graduating seniors compete in a series of challenges, winner takes all, which they believe is their one and only chance to escape their circumstances and make their lives better. But this year, the rules have changed - the pot of money is larger than ever and the game has become even more dangerous. The players will come face to face with their deepest, darkest fears and be forced to decide how much they are willing to risk in order to win. The Amazon Original series Panic will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories.
LAUNCHPAD (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 5/28/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, April 2021) Today, Disney+ revealed the official trailer and key art for Disney's inaugural season of "LAUNCHPAD," a collection of live-action short films from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. All six short films will be available to stream on Disney+ beginning May 28. The filmmakers, all from underrepresented backgrounds, were selected from more than 1100 U.S. applicants and were given an opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions with audiences around the world. Each filmmaker was assigned executive mentors from the various divisions of the company, including Disney+, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. The goal of Disney's "LAUNCHPAD" is to diversify the types of stories that are being told and to give access to those who have historically not had it. Inspired by life's journey, these first six short films for Disney+ are based on the theme, "Discover."
MEERKAT MANOR: RISE OF THE DYNASTY (AMC+)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, April 2021) BBC AMERICA has set the premiere date for Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, the new installation of the Meerkat Manor series. A BBC AMERICA co-production with Oxford Scientific Films, all-new half-hour episodes will premiere weekly starting Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8/7c as part of BBC AMERICA's Wonderstruck programming line-up. BBC AMERICA previously announced that BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy is set to return to narrate the series (his first time narrating the series' U.S. broadcasts). In addition, AMC+ will debut the first episode on Saturday, May 29 - one week ahead of its linear premiere. All subsequent episodes will launch on the premium streaming bundle, every Saturday, alongside their airing on BBC AMERICA. Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty continues the compelling saga of the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower. Neighbors and rivals who share a bloodline are forced to compete for food and resources in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.
PARTY GONE WRONG, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/31/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Inspired by a true story, A Party Gone Wrong follows April (Shellie Sterling) as she finds herself fighting for her life after attending a party with her best friend, Brittney (Kate Edmonds). After drinking too much, April stumbles into a suspicious ride share to take her home but quickly realizes the driver has other plans in mind: stealing her organs to sell them on the black market. A Party Gone Wrong is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
TITANS THAT BUILT AMERICA, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A+E Networks' press release, March 2021) "The Titans That Built America" is a three-night miniseries event that chronicles the incredible rise and fierce rivalries of industrial heavy hitters William Boeing, Walter Chrysler, JP Morgan Jr, and Pierre Du Pont. The ruthless, innovative and cunning titans battled each other - and FDR - to create entirely new industries at a time when the country was in absolute peril. The Great Depression ravaged not only the economy, but also the American way of life. Out of that rubble, this new age of robber barons emerges to once again help lift America to new heights. From revolutionizing the automobile and erecting monuments and skyscrapers, to conquering human flight and fueling the American victory in World War II, they show that fortune favors the bold and together they not only resurrect the nation in a time of need, but ultimately band together to help defeat our country's greatest enemy.
HOUSEBROKEN (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2021) This summer, FOX expands animation to Mondays, with the series premiere of all-new pet paws-itive comedy HOUSEBROKEN on May 31 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), followed by Season Two of DUNCANVILLE (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). A special two-episode second season debut of DUNCANVILLE will air Sunday, May 23 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), after which the series moves into its Monday time period. Featuring the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Tony Hale and Will Forte, animated comedy HOUSEBROKEN follows a group of neighborhood pets and stray animals as they work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group. HONEY (Emmy Award winner Lisa Kudrow, "Friends", "The Comeback"), a standard poodle, opens her living room for the group to come and support each other through the misery, mayhem and majesty that is being a pet. Honey also struggles with her own problems, such as her arranged (by her human) marriage with CHIEF (Nat Faxon, "The Way Way Back"), a sloppy St. Bernard who enjoys eating socks and licking himself. The group includes SHEL (Will Forte, THE GREAT NORTH), a sex-positive tortoise with intimacy issues and a knack for choosing unconventional partners; TABITHA (Sharon Horgan, "Catastrophe"), an aging Persian cat beauty queen, trying to adjust to life off the cat show circuit; THE GRAY ONE (Jason Mantzoukas, "The Good Place"), a street smart cat who lives with about thirty other cats and has his one eye on Tabitha; CHICO (Sam Richardson, "Veep"), a chonky, co-dependent and very naive cat; and the group's newest member, DIABLO (Emmy Award winner Tony Hale, "Veep," "Arrested Development"), an anxious, sweater-wearing terrier whose OCD causes him to hump everything twice. Among the group's other members are ELSA (Clea DuVall, "Veep"), a power hungry, know-it-all Corgi, and fake service dog, who drives Honey crazy; NIBBLES (guest voice Bresha Webb, "The Last O.G."), a psychopathic hamster who is mourning the loss of her mate (whose face she ate...and everyone knows it); MAX (Hale), George Clooney's pig, a former actor and current status obsessed a-hole; BUBBLES (guest voice Greta Lee, "Russian Doll"), a horny, teenage goldfish who lives with Honey and Chief, and heckles the animals any chance she gets; TCHOTCHKE, a silent, and possibly magical, slow loris with a mysterious past, who uses a tiny cocktail umbrella to express his emotions; and JILL (guest voice Maria Bamford, "Big Mouth"), Honey and Chief's human owner. HOUSEBROKEN is an irreverent look at human behavior, but told through the filter of an offbeat group of neighborhood pets. Throughout the series, the show centers on the pets' dysfunctional relationships and their skewed world view, while exploring relevant societal issues in fun and unique ways.
BREAKING BOBBY BONES (NGC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 5/31/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, February 2021) In each half-hour episode of "Breaking Bobby Bones," Bobby Bones pursues his own mantra - Fight. Grind. Repeat. - by traveling to far-flung destinations across the country to find people with unique jobs, skills, hobbies and abilities. Upon arrival, he meets local everyday heroes who challenge him to conquer (or at least attempt) the tricks of their trades while exploring the triumphs and tragedies that made these heroes who they are today. Through their joint experiences, viewers come along for the ride learning what it's like to become a tenacious stunt artist, kayak the Colorado River blindfolded and play para hockey on a sled. It's an action-packed celebration of Americans who work hard, play hard and, above all, take pride in everything they do.
SMALL FORTUNE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2021) "Small Fortune," NBC's newest team competition game show hosted by Lil Rel Howery, premieres on Monday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series is a British import based on Youngest Media's popular U.K. format and is unlike any team competition ever seen on U.S. television. In each heart-pounding episode, teams of three from various backgrounds, including first responders and Olympians from around the country, work together to earn a shot at competing for the $250,000 cash prize in the "Big Little Heist" finale game. To get there, each team must prove their skills on miniature playing fields from a shrunken sushi conveyor belt with tiny chopsticks ("Teeny Sashimi") to a mini Ellis Island ("Statue of Liberteeny"). Challenges will require considerable dexterity and intense focus because with games this small, there's no room for error as the slightest miscalculation or tremble may result in losing tens of thousands of dollars. In the eight-episode series, Howery raises the stakes by mixing encouragement with his brand of laughs to keep the players on their toes and audiences equally as anxious and entertained.
SECRETS SHE KEEPS, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/31/21 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Despite her mother Diane's (Zoe Cramond) disapproval, 16-year-old Amara (Emily Miceli) gets on a dating app with hopes to find a boyfriend. When she matches with Shane (Keller Fornes), everything is initially fantastic, but soon, Diane and Amara are being stalked and harassed. At first, they're unsure who it could be, but when Diane digs a little deeper into Shane's past, she discovers that he's every mother's nightmare - and she'll have to use all her cunning and courage to save her daughter! The Secrets She Keeps is distributed by Reel One Entertainment.
LISEY'S STORY (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 6/4/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, February 2021) "Lisey's Story," the highly anticipated Apple Original limited series from creator and executive producer Stephen King, executive producer J.J. Abrams, director and executive producer Pablo Larraín, and starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, will make its global debut this summer on Apple TV+. The news was revealed today at the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour, along with a first look at the star-studded eight-episode series. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, and adapted by the author himself, "Lisey's Story" is a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey Landon (played by Moore) two years after the death of her husband, famous novelist Scott Landon (played by Clive Owen). A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan, Sung Kang and Ron Cephas Jones star alongside Moore and Owen.
MEERKAT MANOR: RISE OF THE DYNASTY (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 6/5/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, April 2021) BBC AMERICA has set the premiere date for Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, the new installation of the Meerkat Manor series. A BBC AMERICA co-production with Oxford Scientific Films, all-new half-hour episodes will premiere weekly starting Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8/7c as part of BBC AMERICA's Wonderstruck programming line-up. BBC AMERICA previously announced that BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy is set to return to narrate the series (his first time narrating the series' U.S. broadcasts). In addition, AMC+ will debut the first episode on Saturday, May 29 - one week ahead of its linear premiere. All subsequent episodes will launch on the premium streaming bundle, every Saturday, alongside their airing on BBC AMERICA. Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty continues the compelling saga of the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower. Neighbors and rivals who share a bloodline are forced to compete for food and resources in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.
GONE MOM (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/5/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Based on a true story, Gone Mom details the story of Jennifer Dulos (Annabeth Gish), the wealthy, Connecticut mother-of-five who mysteriously vanished on May 24, 2019. Jennifer believed she had found her Prince Charming in Fotis Dulos (Warren Christie), but by the time of her disappearance, their marriage had all but disintegrated and the estranged couple was engaged in a contentious custody dispute. After she disappeared without a trace, after dropping off their children at school, police turned the spotlight on Fotis, who claimed Jennifer staged her own disappearance ala the film, Gone Girl. Despite his assertions, investigators charged Fotis with murder in January 2020 but just weeks later, Fotis committed suicide, still claiming his innocence. To this date, the body of Jennifer has not been found.
YOU HAD ME AT ALOHA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/5/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) When the host of a popular travel show resigns, the network enlists Paige (Hutton), to step in for the next season set in Hawaii. Unbeknownst to her, they have also hired Ben (Smith), who likes to push everything to the extreme. As these two new co-hosts clash over their opposing ideas for production, they grapple with the fact that not only do they need each other to further their careers, but they also balance each other on and off the screen.
SOCCER MOM MADAM (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/6/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) After a bitter breakup leaves her and her young children without any support, Anna (Jana Kramer) goes to work for her cousin at a massage parlour known for "happy endings." As soon as she learns the ropes, Anna branches out on her own, establishing a high end New York escort service that matches beautiful young women with the wealthiest and most powerful men in the city. For years, she operates undetected, making millions while keeping the secret of her success hidden from her children and the other moms in her Westchester suburb. But when the FBI begins to investigate her, hoping to catch a big fish among her elite clientele, Anna's days as a madam are numbered when her double life is revealed with devastating consequences.
KINGS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, April 2021) In boxing, it is said that styles make fights. From 1980 through 1989, it was the style of four great fighters that not only made legendary fights, it ushered in a boxing renaissance. The fierce rivalry between world champions and future Hall of Famers known as the "Four Kings" - Roberto "Manos de Piedra" Durán, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns, and Sugar Ray Leonard - produced a Golden Age defined by the nine world championship fights between them and solidified their place among the greatest to ever live. SHOWTIME SPORTS DOCUMENTARY FILMS today announced THE KINGS, a four-part series chronicling the four fighters' dramatic and divergent ascents to greatness and the legendary matches they produced. The weekly series premieres on Sunday, June 6 at 8 p.m. ET /PT on SHOWTIME, with all episodes being made available across the network's on-demand and streaming platforms at premiere. THE KINGS spotlights boxing's evolution from the end of Muhammad Ali's era to the era of the Four Kings, set against the seismic political and socio-economic shifts taking place in the United States. The Four Kings rose to fame as the presidency of Jimmy Carter and economic recession gave way to the boon of 1980s capitalism and excess harnessed by the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Through in-depth interviews and archival footage, the series also examines the very personal battles that each man waged on his unique journey to the center of the sports world.
STREET LEGAL (REBOOT SERIES) (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/21 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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CUBE, THE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, April 2021) TBS announced today that an American version of the "The Cube," will premiere on Thursday, June 10 at 9 PM ET/PT. Based on the UK megahit and hosted by NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade, this high-octane series spotlights contestant pairs who must demonstrate skill, nerve and determination as they endure seemingly simple physical and mental tasks - all while confined in 'The Cube,' an intimidating glass box with its own mind and attitude, in the hope of winning a major cash prize. Working on their own or as a team, each pair has nine lives to complete seven games that are worth an increasing amount of money as they inch closer to taking home the $250,000 jackpot. "The Cube" features new challenges in every episode to keep the teams on their feet and allow host and executive producer Dwyane to show his own skills. Each team can bring Dwyane in to take "One Shot," a call-to-action where our NBA champion enters "The Cube" to lend his athletic prowess and compete on their behalf for one attempt only. Additionally, the series launches with the latest augmented reality GFX and camera technology.
LOKI (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 6/11/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "Loki" features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother's shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame." Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs "Loki," and Michael Waldron is head writer.
LEFT FOR DEAD: THE ASHLEY REEVES STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/12/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) In 2006, 17-year-old Ashley Reeves (Anwen O'Driscoll) is left for dead in the woods following a brutal attack. After spending 30 horrific hours in the cold, gravely wounded, lying in the dirt, and paralyzed, the police find her alive. Her injuries are so severe that she must re-learn how to walk and talk. With no memory of what happened, she begins a long and painful recovery while searching her shattered memory to unlock the mystery of who did this to her. Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story is based on the extraordinary true story of an ordinary teenage girl who had to fight for her life three times; first in the woods, then in the hospital, and finally in court. Jennie Garth stars as Ashley's mother, Michelle Reeves.
BAKER'S SON (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/12/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Matt’s (Daugherty) passion transforms his bread from bland to brilliant. But when his bread loses its magic, the island locals panic and turn to Annie (Mumford) –- Matt’s childhood friend and true love –- for help.
SECRETS OF A GOLD DIGGER KILLER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/13/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Based on a true story, multimillionaire Steven Beard (Eli Gabay), a retired broadcasting executive, who fell hard for Celeste (Julie Benz), an attractive waitress who served him his nightly cocktail at the local country club in Austin, Texas. In 1995, the 70-year-old widow married the mother of teenage daughters and gave Celeste homes, cars, and more jewelry and designer clothes than she could ever wear. But it wasn't enough for Celeste. After being admitted into a mental health facility for depression, Celeste met and seduced fellow patient Tracey Tarlton (Justine Warrington), convincing her that the only way they could be together would be to murder Steven. Knowing that she stood to inherit millions of dollars upon his death, the depth of Celeste's lies, and betrayal knew no bounds until the truth was finally revealed by Tracey.
CELEBRITY DATING GAME, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2021) Hosted by actress and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel and multiple GRAMMY(R)-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton, "The Celebrity Dating Game" offers a wry wink at modern dating with a star-studded roster of celebrity singles from television, music, comedy, reality TV and feature film in their pursuit to find love. Offering the same iconic feel as the original classic dating show, each episode follows two celebrities who each pick one lucky suitor from a hidden panel of three bachelors and/or bachelorettes based on answers to a variety of questions. But there's a twist! The celebrity identities will remain a mystery to their suitors, who are given clues via hilarious parody song performances by host Michael Bolton.
REPUBLIC OF SARAH, THE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/21 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2020) The bucolic tranquility of Greylock, New Hampshire is upended when a massive vein of coltan - an incredibly valuable mineral used in tech - is discovered under the town. State-backed mining company Lydon Industries swoops in with plans to extract the mineral ... plans that include wiping Greylock off the map. With her friends and family in danger of losing their homes, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper (Stella Baker) vows to stop Lydon's bulldozers. It won't be easy. Leading Lydon's efforts is Sarah's estranged brother, Danny Cooper (Luke Mitchell). After enduring a difficult childhood at the hands of his mother, former state senator Ellen Cooper (Megan Follows), Danny is eager to exact his revenge on a community he feels abandoned him. Sarah enlists her friends - fellow teacher Corinne Dearborn (Hope Lauren), police officer Amy "AJ" Johnson (Nia Holloway), and diner manager Grover Simms (Ian Duff) - in the fight against Danny, but there seems to be no way to stop the town's impending demise ... Until Sarah proposes an oddly intriguing solution: Greylock could declare independence. Citing various historical maps, she explains that the land on which Greylock sits was never properly claimed by the United States. If Sarah and her friends can convince the town to vote for independence, Greylock would gain international sovereignty and could protect its land for good. With the help of a group of supporters that includes three of her teenage students - LA transplant Maya Jimenez (Izabella Alvarez), introspective outsider Tyler Easterbrook (Forrest Goodluck), and preppy "popular girl" Bella Whitmore (Landry Bender) - Sarah and her friends win the vote. And after a federal judge agrees that Greylock isn't - and never was - part of the United States, the town becomes a new nation. Now, Sarah and her allies must confront an even more daunting task: building a country from scratch. Executive Produced by Jeffrey Paul King ("Elementary"), Marc Webb ("Why Women Kill), Mark Martin ("Rendition"), Jeff Grosvenor and Leo Pearlman, THE REPUBLIC OF SARAH is a production of CBS Television Studios in association with Fulwell 73 and Black Lamb.
WHEN NATURE CALLS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2021) "When Nature Calls" (WT) is a laugh-out-loud, one-hour unscripted comedy series which looks at the lighter side of the natural world. Based on a BBC Studios comedy format, the show will surprise and delight viewers with what comes out of the mouths of majestic beasts, teeny-tiny frogs, beatboxing badgers and more within captivating, beautiful footage from all over the world. This new perspective on absurd animal antics is easy on the eyes and hilarious to the ears.
SECRETS OF A MARINE'S WIFE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/19/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Secrets of a Marine's Wife is based on the true story of 19-year-old Erin Corwin (Sadie Calvano), who was married to U.S. Marine Corporal Jon Corwin (Evan Roderick) and expecting her first child, when she suddenly went missing. Erin's disappearance sparked a grueling search led by family, friends and local law enforcement in the extreme conditions of the Joshua Tree National Park until her body was found two months later at the bottom of an abandoned mineshaft. Suspicions mounted quickly in the tight knit Marine community, and residents began to wonder if the killer was one of their own. In their investigation, detectives uncover a friendship turned illicit relationship between Erin and her neighbor, Marine Christopher Lee (Andre Anthony), which consumed them both and called into question the paternity of Erin's baby. Was this a motive for murder? Who was responsible? Investigators work to discover answers to these questions and to unmask who killed Erin Corwin.
HER PEN PAL (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/19/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Event planner Victoria (Jansen) can’t wait to attend –- and plan –- her best friend’s wedding in Paris. But when she finds out her ex is bringing a date, Victoria reconnects with her French childhood pen pal (Sasse).
AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS: ANIMAL EDITION (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/21 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, February 2021) "America's Funniest Home Videos" has been a household staple since its inception, providing hilarious entertainment from some of the most happy coincidences and epic fails in television history. But there's no question that animal videos featuring furry friends and scaly celebrities are the most entertaining yet. A spinoff of the ABC hit, "America's Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition" presents knee-slapping, tear-jerking animal humor to Nat Geo WILD!
CRADLE DID FALL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/20/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Inspired by a shocking, true story ripped from the headlines, a woman poses as an infant photographer in order to befriend a young mother and steal her baby! Cradle Did Fall stars Kristen Robek and Ali Liebert. The film is distributed by Reel One Entertainment.
TO CATCH A SPY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 6/20/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Nathalie Kelley ("The Baker & The Beauty"), Colin Donnell ("Chicago Med") and Patti Murin ("Chicago Med," "Chicago Fire") star in "To Catch a Spy," a new original premiering Sunday, June 20, (8p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. When the newly renovated Hotel Optima in Malta has a grand reopening, Chloe (Kelley) and her team from Destination Traveler Magazine, which includes Sara, (Murin), head over to cover the travel scene in Malta. On her first night in Malta, Chloe overhears an altercation happening through the air vent of her hotel room and then sees someone fall to their death - right past her hotel window! Chloe assists the FBI agent, Aaron (Donnell), working on the case, but will they catch the killer before the killer finds them?
MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, THE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "The Mysterious Benedict Society" stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler. The series is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, James Bobin, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator). Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
CHOE SHOW, THE (FX)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, April 2021) Renowned artist David Choe is getting a television canvas. The Choe Show is a new interview show where Choe paints a portrait - literally and figuratively - of his guests. FX will air all five episodes of the series on Friday, June 25 beginning at 10pm ET/PT. The episodes will be available for streaming the following day on FX on Hulu. In The Choe Show, world-renowned artist David Choe turns his eccentric, compassionate and disruptive worldview into a lens for an audience to experience a kind of radical empathy for others. From the walls of his childhood home, Choe takes his guests on a journey where he is both a motivational interviewer and compassionate listener. While using the acts of art and play, both Choe and his guests depart on a journey of shared emotional experience. It is through their bonded and authentic connection that Choe is able to bring forth an of-the-moment honesty to the portraiture he's creating.
DOOMSDAY MOM (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/26/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Doomsday Mom is based on the true story of Lori Vallow (Lauren Lee Smith), who gained national attention when her children, JJ and Tylee, were reported missing from their Idaho home in the Fall of 2019. As investigators learned of Lori and her husband Chad Daybell's (Marc Blucas) involvement in a doomsday-prepper group, a trail of mystery was revealed spanning five states and numerous questionable deaths, before the bodies of JJ and Tylee were found in the backyard of Chad's home in June 2020. Linda Purl and Patrick Duffy also star.
SAND DOLLAR COVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/26/21 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2021) Real estate development project manager Elli (Michalka) is sent by her company to the quaint, seaside Connecticut town of Sand Dollar Cove to acquire the beachfront property they’ve chosen as the site of their new resort. Brody (Murray), the charming local who holds the deed, wants to make sure the town’s beloved pier -- where many memories have been made over the years -- remains intact. Elli and Brody spend time together while she tries to figure out a way to make the deal work and the undeniable connection between them grows. Based on the book by Nancy Naigle.
PICTURE PERFECT LIES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/27/21 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2021) Rachel Collins (Megan Elizabeth Barker) is thriving and about to celebrate her sweet sixteenth birthday. But when a shocking murder at her party unravels a dark web of lies in her family, Rachel questions everything she's ever known. She's determined to find out the truth, even if the answers could be deadly. Picture Perfect Lies also stars Laurie Fortier and Matthew Pohlkamp. The film is distributed by Reel One Entertainment.
MONSTERS AT WORK (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "Monsters At Work" takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley's discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in.
TURNER & HOOCH (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn't want may be the partner he needs. "Turner & Hooch" stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name.
CHIP 'N' DALE: PARK LIFE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 7/23/21 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:15 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, February 2021) "Chip 'N' Dale: Park Life" follows two tiny troublemakers trying to live the good life in a big city park while having giant-sized, sky-high adventures. Disney's beloved chipmunks, nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale, make the perfect odd couple. They're best buddies and they drive each other nuts! In their perpetual pursuit of acorns, these ultimate underdogs are joined by Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies great and small. Combining classic-style cartoon comedy with contemporary storytelling, the 36 seven-minute episodes are directed by Jean Cayrol and produced by Marc du Pontavice at Xilam Animation.
WATCH THE SOUND WITH MARK RONSON (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/21 at 12:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 12:01 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from Apple's press release, April 2021) Apple TV+ today announced "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson," a new six-part docuseries that will examine sound creation and the revolutionary technology that has shaped music as we know it. Hailing from Academy Award-winning producer Morgan Neville ("20 Feet from Stardom") and hosted by Mark Ronson, an internationally renowned DJ and Oscar, Golden Globe and seven-time Grammy award-winning artist and producer, "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" will make its global debut on Friday, July 30, 2021, exclusively on Apple TV+. Each episode of "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" will follow Ronson as he uncovers the untold stories behind music creation and the lengths producers and creators are willing to go to find the perfect sound. Ronson explores music's intersection with artistry and technology in candid conversations with music legends and icons including Paul McCartney, Questlove, King Princess, Dave Grohl, Ad-Rock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys, Charli XCX and more, where he discovers the ways in which these unique tools have influenced their work. At the end of each episode, Ronson will create and unveil a unique piece of original music using groundbreaking technology and techniques including reverb, synth, auto-tune, drum machines, sampling and distortion.
ULTIMATE SURFER, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/21 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2021) "The Ultimate Surfer" will gather some of the world's greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League's (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater's human-made wave technology, in the hope of competing amongst the best athletes in the world's fastest-growing sport. Slater will serve as on-air talent and special correspondent for the show. Alliances and rivalries will be front and center in "The Ultimate Surfer" as men and women compete in individual and team challenges focused on specific surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations will leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the The Ultimate Surfer and the opportunity to compete on the elite WSL Championship Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing. Slater's remarkable, one-of-a-kind, human-made wave - the most even playing field for measuring surf mastery - is at the heart of the series.