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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
ORIGIN (YOUTUBE)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from YouTube's press release, October 2018) From Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television comes the highly anticipated YouTube Originals series ORIGIN, an intergalactic space thriller starring Tom Felton [Harry Potter film franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes] and Natalia Tena [Harry Potter film franchise, Game of Thrones]. The trailer debuted today at a featured ORIGIN panel at New York Comic-Con attended by series creators and stars and moderated by People Magazine's Breanne Heldman. The 10-episode series, from director Paul W.S. Anderson and the producers of The Crown and Lost, follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land. Now they must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be. The cast features an international roster of talent including Tom Felton, Natalia Tena, Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Nina Wadia, Madalyn Horcher, Siobahn Cullen, Adelayo Adedayo and Wil Coban.
DOGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) An elegant, engaging and cinematic verite documentary series celebrating the deep emotional bonds between people and their beloved four-legged best friends. The series tracks six incredible stories from across the globe including Syria, Japan, Costa Rica, Italy and the US - each proving that the unconditional love one feels for their dog is a beautiful universal truth. With episodes helmed by critically acclaimed directors including: Academy Award-nominated Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil), Academy Award-winning Roger Ross Williams (Life Animated, Music by Prudence), Academy Award-nominated Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp, One of Us), Emmy Award-winning Richard Hankin (The Jinx) and Academy Award-winners T.J. Martin and Daniel Lindsay (Undefeated), Dogs takes us on an inspirational journey exploring the remarkable, perhaps even magical qualities that have given these animals such a special place in all of our hearts.
KOMINSKY METHOD, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award(R) Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life's inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is an 8-episode, half-hour single camera show created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre.
PRINCE OF PEORIA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) When Emil, a 13-year-old prince from a wealthy island kingdom, travels to the U.S. to live incognito as an exchange student, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Teddy, a fastidious overachiever who is Emil's total opposite.
VAI ANITTA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Netflix announced today that singer Anitta will star in a new unscripted biographical series Vai Anitta that is set to debut on the platform in 2018. With more than 29.4 million followers on Instagram, two billion views on YouTube and a rising international career, Anitta is presently the biggest Brazilian pop star. In the series produced by Shots Studios, the cameras will have unrestricted and uncensored access behind the scenes of her hectic routine: from the shows in Brazil to traveling around the world, through the interaction with the fans in social media and her personal life.
GYMKHANA FILES, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2018) The Prime Original eight-episode series features motorsports star and entrepreneur Ken Block and the making of Gymkhana 10, the tenth installment of his award-winning Gymkhana Film series. Prime Video will be the exclusive worldwide home of Gymkhana 10 for the first 10 days of release. Gymkhana Files will be available in UHD and HDR on compatible HDR devices.
MIRZAPUR (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2018) The Prime Original series chronicles the story of Akhandanand Tripathi, a millionaire carpet exporter, and the mafia don of Mirzapur. His son, Munna, is an unworthy heir who will stop at nothing to inherit his father's legacy. An incident at a wedding snowballs into a game of ambition, power, and greed that threatens the fabric of this lawless city. Mirzapur will be available in UHD on compatible devices.
BISEXUAL, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, November 2018) Fresh from winning the Grand Jury prize at Sundance, Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Appropriate Behavior) stars in, directs and co-writes (with Cecilia Frugiuele) The Bisexual, a six-part dramedy which offers a raw, funny, unapologetic take on bisexuality and the comic misconceptions surrounding it. New Yorker Leila (Akhavan) goes on a 'break' from her long-term girlfriend and business partner Sadie (BAFTA-nominated Maxine Peake). Moving out of their flat but still forced to see her ex every day at their joint tech company, Leila rents a room from novelist Gabe (Brian Gleeson), a neurotic 30-something dwarfed by the success of his debut novel, which has now been forgotten. Leila soon begins sleeping with men but struggles to come out as bisexual to Sadie and her gay friends. She finds an unlikely wingman in Gabe who helps her navigate a new life dating men and women. Skewering stereotypes and unpicking them The Bisexual explores the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of someone who finds herself - for the first time - doing both whilst examining the funny, painful, complexities of realizing that the one you love, and the life you need, may be two very different things.
HOLLY HOBBIE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, October 2018) Thirteen year-old Holly Hobbie lives with her family in Collinsville, a picture perfect North American small town with main-street values. Each episode follows Holly trying to make the world a better place, while tackling the everyday challenges of growing up - from bullies to breakouts, crushes to curfews.
CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/17/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2018) Hallmark Channel announces country music sensation and 2018 Daytime Emmy(R) Award nominee Kellie Pickler ("Pickler & Ben") is set to star in the network's original holiday film, "Christmas At Graceland," which begins production July 9. The film will shoot on location at the historic home of the late legend, the one and only King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The holiday film is filled with music made famous by Elvis, America's first rock and roll superstar and one of the most important cultural forces in history. "Christmas At Graceland" is part of the network's #1-rated program event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of 4th Quarter. In "Christmas At Graceland," Laurel (Pickler), a Chicago-based business executive travels to Memphis to secure one of the city's oldest family-owned banks. While in Memphis, Laurel reunites with an old flame Clay, a local music promoter with loftier aspirations. Though Laurel tries to keep her eye on the prize of the business acquisition, Clay is very persuasive reminding her of the days when they were a performing duo on the brink of stardom. Now Laurel's focus turns to the home of the Blues and dreams of making music again.
RETURN TO CHRISTMAS CREEK (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/17/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
JONESTOWN: TERROR IN THE JUNGLE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2018) Airing in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre that claimed the lives of more than 900 people, the two-night special event paints a picture of Jim Jones' transformation from charismatic preacher and champion of civil rights into egomaniacal demagogue who led the biggest mass suicide in American history. Based on the best-selling book by investigative journalist Jeff Guinn, and featuring archival footage - including secret FBI and CIA recordings, unreleased photographs and previously classified documents - "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" will attempt to answer the questions how? and why? The definitive account also includes new interviews with survivors and Jones family members.
ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2018) As the ongoing clashes between the Trump administration, the Department of Justice and the FBI continue to make headlines, SHOWTIME will premiere a new documentary series from Oscar and Emmy award-winning director Alex Gibney. ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI (working title) will provide an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI. The four-part documentary series will premiere its first installment on SHOWTIME on Sunday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner's book, ENEMIES: A HISTORY OF THE FBI, the series presents the long, complex history of presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI's job to enforce it. Yet, this history also reveals the abuse of power is not only reserved for elected politicians. Men of zeal within the bureau, too, have abused their power. ENEMIES tells the story of the epic confrontations between the President and the FBI. From Nixon and Hoover to Trump and Comey, each battle illuminates a different facet of our democracy and the rule of law. Using the present as a prism, we look back to see which lessons held up, which didn't and how the current investigation of the Trump administration might turn out. The series will include intimate interviews with current and former officials, including those who were present for these moments in history, as well as interviews with journalists who broke the stories. Additionally, ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI will feature rare archival video, audio and photographs juxtaposed with short, stylized reconstructed scenes that will place viewers in the room during some of these momentous historical events.
CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: LETTERS TO SANTA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
GODWINK CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, October 2017) From Executive Producers Kathie Lee Gifford and SQuire Rushnell Based on the book by SQuire Rushnell; This is about true stories demonstrating that God communicates with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. As you read the riveting accounts of everyday and famous people, you will begin to recognize that God winks in your own life, both past and present. Through these tangible signposts from God, we receive personalized messages that reassure us, stop us from worrying, chart our path in life, and help us keep the faith.
QUEEN AMERICA (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook Watch's press release, May 2018) "Queen America," a new scripted series starring multi-award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, has been given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order by Facebook's new video platform Facebook Watch. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Queen America" is a dark comedy about Vicki Ellis, the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone who hopes Vicki can mold her into worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner. But when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki's entire reputation might be at stake.
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, October 2018) MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: Filmed in Italian, this eight-episode series is based on the bestselling book of the same name, the first of the quadrilogy by Elena Ferrante published in the US by Europa Editions. When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. She met Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila, in the first year of primary school in 1950. Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story covers more than 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and - in a way - her best friend, and her worst enemy. An HBO-RAI Fiction and TIMVISION series; a Wildside-Fandango Production; produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and by Domenico Procacci for Fandango, in collaboration with Rai Fiction, TIMVISION and HBO Entertainment and in co-productiuon with Umedia. All episodes directed by Saverio Costanzo; story and screenplays by Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci and Saverio Costanzo. Paolo Sorrentino and Jennifer Schuur are the executive producers. Debuts Nov. 18.
IMPEACHMENT OF BILL CLINTON, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, September 2018) Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton, A&E Network will premiere the comprehensive six-part documentary series "The Impeachment of Bill Clinton" (w.t.) from Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R)-winning producer Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions and Emmy(R)-winning director Blair Foster. Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with exclusive new interviews, the series examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting influence and reverberations on our country. Exploring broader topics including media, feminism, politics and power, the documentary investigates the history leading up to the impeachment trial and chronicles the role each of these forces played in this story of sex, power, money, lies and ideological warfare. Beginning Sunday, November 18 from 9-11pm ET/PT, the limited documentary event unfolds over three consecutive nights and traces the twisted, intertwined series of events that led to the impeachment trial that set the nation on the path towards a more staunchly partisan political system. The series features arresting archival footage as well as comprehensive interviews with the people closest to the events including a timely, in-depth reflection on the topic with Monica Lewinsky.
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2018) SHOWTIME has announced that it will premiere season six of its hit drama series RAY DONOVAN on Sunday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The network also announced the premiere date for the new limited series ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA on Sunday, November 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. RAY DONOVAN stars multiple Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe winning role. Directed and executive produced by Emmy winner Ben Stiller, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is an eight-hour limited series starring Academy Award(R) winners Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano. The announcement was made today at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is based on the stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 which spawned a statewide manhunt for two convicted murderers, aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who carried on months-long affairs with both men. Del Toro plays convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette plays Tilly Mitchell, a working class wife and mother who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both men, ultimately agreeing to hide hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to help them get out. Dano plays David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who may have genuine feelings for Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt's plot. The cast also features Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Bonnie Hunt, acclaimed actor Eric Lange and Emmy nominee David Morse. Produced by SHOWTIME, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is written and executive produced by Brett Johnson (Mad Men) and Oscar nominee Michael Tolkin (The Player), who met while working as writers on RAY DONOVAN. In addition to Stiller, Johnson and Tolkin, Bryan Zuriff (Steve Jobs, RAY DONOVAN), three-time Academy Award nominee Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Fifty Shades of Grey) via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions serve as executive producers.
LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, THE (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 11/19/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, August 2018) AMC today announced "The Little Drummer Girl," will premiere in the U.S. as a must-watch, three-night television event with a two-hour episode on November 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additional two-hour episodes will air on consecutive nights at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on November 20 and November 21. Based on John le Carré's best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name, "The Little Drummer Girl" is a six-part miniseries starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)Award-winner Alexander Skarsgård ("Big Little Lies") as Becker, twice Academy Award-nominated and Tony-nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) as Kurtz and BAFTA-nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie. Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; "The Little Drummer Girl" weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. "The Little Drummer Girl," which hails from the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series "The Night Manager," marks the television debut of visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) and was filmed at locations including the streets of London and Prague and architectural phenomena such as the Acropolis in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon in Greece's Attica Peninsula.
LAST VERMONT CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/19/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
FINAL TABLE, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) The Final Table is a global culinary competition show featuring the world's most talented chefs fighting for a spot at the elite, Final Table made up of the greatest chefs from around the globe. The series features 12 teams of two chefs from around the world cooking the national dishes of Mexico, Spain, England, Brazil, France, Japan, the U.S., India and Italy. Each episode focuses on a different country and its cuisine, with celebrity ambassadors, food critics and the country's greatest chef eliminating teams until the finale. In that last episode, only one of our competing chefs will win a place at the Final Table, joining the nine legendary culinary icons -- Enrique Olvera (Mexico), Andoni Aduriz (Spain), Clare Smyth (UK), Helena Rizzo (Brazil), Vineet Bhatia (India), Grant Achatz (US), Carlo Cracco (Italy), Yoshihiro Narisawa (Japan) and Anne-Sophie Pic (France). The series will be presented by Andrew Knowlton, James Beard Award-winning Writer and Editor at Large, Bon Appétit. Created and exec produced by Robin Ashbrook & Yasmin Shackleton. The production company is theoldschool.
MOTOWN MAGIC (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) MOTOWN MAGIC (Nov. 20, 2018) is a family-friendly animated series from Josh Wakely (Beat Bugs) that brings together 52 newly recorded versions of classic Motown hits from such musicians as The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson, who serves as executive music producer. The series follows Ben, a wide-eyed 8-year-old with a big heart and an amazing imagination, who uses a magic paintbrush to bring the street art in Motown to life.
HOPE AT CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/20/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
BROTHERS IN ARMS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/20/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2018) With almost twenty years of military and law enforcement experience between them, Rocco Vargas and Eli Cuevas are about to combine their talents and embark on a new adventure. Vargas and Cuevas are the new owners of Banditos Armory in the historic town of Ogden, UT. Their goal is simple, to take their expertise and passion and become the best one-stop shop for all things military. From fixing and testing a Cold War Russian tank, one of only a few in America, to solving the mystery of an unidentified Japanese WW2 contraption that Allied troops had never seen before - and didn't know how to fire. There's little that the team at Banditos won't do to investigate, restore, build, and test the most innovative, iconic machines in military history. No challenge or question is too big for Vargas and Cuevas, whether they're working with military historians and veterans, opening their door to inquiries from avid customers, or even seeking answers to burning questions of their own.
REUNITED AT CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
MY CHRISTMAS INN (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) With the holiday season in full swing, Jen Taylor (Tia Mowry-Hardict) is about to score a big promotion at the San Francisco ad agency where she works. But her life is unexpectedly turned upside down when she inherits a cozy inn in Alaska from her aunt. When she goes to inspect the property and meets handsome town attorney Steve Anderson (Rob Mayes), she's surprised to find that nothing is what she expected. The small town community is full of fun and festive Christmas traditions and soon, Jen starts wondering if the inn might just be the place she belongs, and if Steve could be the Mr. Right she has been waiting for. My Christmas Inn is produced by HYBRID, LLC.
CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Flower shop owner Poppy (Nicky Whelan), enters the annual holiday floral show for a chance to win the grand prize but standing in her way of victory is Garrett (Miles Fisher), the underappreciated protégé of florist extraordinaire, Blair (Daphne Zuniga). While Poppy and Garrett's rivalry heats up on the flower show floor, an undeniable romance begins amidst a whimsical holiday backdrop. A Christmas Arrangement is produced by Off Camera Entertainment.
CHRISTMAS CONTRACT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) It's Jolie's (Hilarie Burton) first time going back home to Louisiana since her devastating break up with Foster (Hunter Burke). Seeing him is inevitable as their parents run the town's annual Christmas Market together, but when she discovers Foster is bringing home a new girlfriend, Jolie cannot bear the thought of going home alone and seeing them together. Her best friend Naomi (Danneel Ackles) suggests that Jolie bring her flaky brother, Jack (Robert Buckley), home for Christmas as he has no plans this year. Jolie, a professional web designer, is hesitant; so, Naomi, a lawyer, creates a Christmas contract to give them both something they want - a buffer for those awkward moments around Jolie's ex and a website to help sell Jack's upcoming novel. Unbeknownst to them, the Christmas contract proves to be so much more than what they signed up for. The Christmas Contract is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Monika Mitchell serves as director with a script by Cassie Doyle.
CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) It's just weeks before Christmas when Ellie (Bethany Joy Lenz) gets a call to return home to help her father (John Schneider) on the family's poinsettia farm. The family business is on the line to deliver tens of thousands of plants for the town's annual parade. The problem is - the poinsettias have yet to turn red! As Ellie searches for the solution, she is reminded of where her heart truly lies as she falls in love with both her roots and a local botanist (Marcus Rosner). Poinsettias for Christmas is produced by Annuit Coeptis Entertainment, Inc. Christie Will Wolf directed from a script written by Barbara Kymlicka.
MY WINDFALL DREAM HOME (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2018) The new series My Windfall Dream Home features designer David Bromstad, star of HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home, as he helps clients who receive surprise cash windfalls find their new dream home. Whether from a bonus at work, a lucky day at the casino or an inheritance from a family member, the unexpected winnings allow these homebuyers to invest their new wealth into an ideal property.
EVERY OTHER HOLIDAY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Recently separated parents Tracie (Schuyler Fisk) and Rick (David Clayton Rogers), spend every other holiday with their young daughters Harper and Ava. But this Christmas, the girls have only one thing on their wish lists - to spend Christmas with both Mom and Dad at Tracie's family farmhouse. The temporary reunion will be no walk in the park for Tracie and Rick, but perhaps this Christmas gathering can help rekindle the lost romance between the two and make their daughters' greatest wish come true. Every Other Holiday also stars Dee Wallace, Glenn Morshower, Abby James Witherspoon and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
EVERY DAY IS CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol," shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who "humbugs" love, Alexis ends up embracing the spirit of Christmas when her past, present, and future collide, forcing her to risk the one thing money can't buy: her heart. Every Day is Christmas is produced by Brightlight Pictures. Kevin Leslie is producer. Toni Braxton, Craig Baumgarten, Kenneth Crear, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring, and Jonathan Shore executive produce. David Weaver directs from a script by Karen Schaler.
CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel announces a veteran, all-star cast for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "Christmas Everlasting," based on New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick's novel, The Second Sister. Headlining "Christmas Everlasting" is Tatyana Ali ("Fly," "The Young & The Restless"), Daytime Emmy(R) nominee Dondre T. Whitfield ("Queen Sugar," "All My Children"), Golden Globe Awards(R) nominee Dennis Haysbert ("Reverie," "Far From Heaven"), and Emmy(R) Award nominee and recording legend Patti LaBelle ("Patti LaBelle's Place," soundtrack "License to Kill"). "Christmas Everlasting," now shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, will premiere Thanksgiving Weekend. "Christmas Everlasting" is the 262nd installment of the fabled Hallmark Hall of Fame, still the longest-running and most award-winning series on television. In "Christmas Everlasting," Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York's top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when her older sister with special needs, Alice, passes away unexpectedly, Lucy returns to Nilson's Bay, WI, to attend her sister's funeral and settle her estate. Lucy is not happy about returning to her small, close-knit hometown, where she is reminded of choices she made in the past. Once back in Nilson's Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice's former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice's eccentric will which states that for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days, which means being home for Christmas for the first time in a decade. Lucy begins her "sentence" believing she will be counting the days until she can leave; but soon, opportunities for relationships with Alice's friends arise and Lucy is overwhelmed by the town's adoration of her older sister. Grief and isolation will be moved to a back burner as the second sister is propelled toward a future filled with love and hope.
CHRISTMAS ON HONEYSUCKLE LANE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
KILLER UNKNOWN (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, November 2018) What happens when some of the finest investigators in the country come out of retirement to put their collective talents and years of experience towards the most notorious cold case murders in the area they call home? Investigation Discovery's (ID) all-new series, KILLER UNKNOWN follows an active investigation in real time, as the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) Cold Case Task Force cracks open the 31 unsolved cases of Tulsa County, starting with two of its most terrifying: the 1973 murder of 38-year-old Veda Woodson, and the 1998 murder of 16-year-old Dena Ann Dean. Both unsolved cases continue to haunt the Tulsa community, and now the TCSO Cold Case Task Force is determined to find justice for the victims. From production company Lucky 8, the six-part series, KILLER UNKNOWN, premieres Saturday, November 24 at 10/9c, only on ID. Each episode of KILLER UNKNOWN chronicles the TCSO Cold Case Task Force as they re-examine the Woodson and Dean cases with fresh eyes, speaking with loved ones and reviewing evidence through modern technology in hopes of generating new leads for the cases.
CHRISTMAS HARMONY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Soft-spoken Harmony (Kelley Jakle), is used to living in the shadow of her pop star boyfriend, but when he breaks up with her right before the holiday season, she returns to her quaint hometown to discover the heart and music that her big city life has been missing. A Christmas Harmony also stars Chandra Wilson, Adam Mayfield, Sally Struthers and is produced by June Street Studios.
JINGLE BELLE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Every year, Isabelle (Tatyana Ali) and her high school sweetheart Mike (Cornelius Smith Jr.), rocked their small town's annual Christmas Eve Pageant with a sweet Christmas duet. But after graduation, Isabelle left to study at Juillard in New York - leaving Mike behind. Years later, when Isabelle returns to her hometown to write music for the annual Christmas Eve Pageant, she is shocked to learn that Mike is the one directing the show. Can Isabelle and Mike put the past behind them and reunite on stage for another show-stopping duet? Jingle Belle is produced by Hybrid, LLC.
SHOE ADDICT'S CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
CHRISTMAS CUPID'S ARROW (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) Holly, a professor at a small college, has had a long history of finding the wrong guy. She's accomplished quite a bit in her life, but after her younger sister announces she is pregnant, Holly decides she is going to make an effort to meet Mr. Right. Meanwhile, David, another professor, is a single father, very smart and kind, but not the type that Holly takes notice of when the two are assigned to plan the Christmas Formal. At the insistence of her best friend, Holly signs up for the dating website "Cupid's Arrow," where she meets Josh, an attorney just hired by the school. He's everything she wants on the surface, but has little to say beyond his work and good looks. Josh and David were roommates in college, so Josh recruits David to write poetic messages in an attempt to win Holly over. Eventually, Holly notices that Josh's spoken words don't match the glowing, beautifully written texts and emails she's grown to adore. After confronting Josh, she begins to realize that the man she fell in love with may just be the one who wrote those words to her.
HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, October 2018) The best gingerbread artists in the country must create the most incredible, edible gingerbread masterpieces on new series Holiday Gingerbread Showdown, premiering Sunday, November 25th at 10pm ET/PT. Over four episodes, host Marcela Valladolid tests the skills of nine gingerbread artists in holiday-themed challenges. Judges Kerry Vincent, Molly Yeh and Adam Young determine the winner of each episode that advances to the grand finale where they will square off in the ultimate showdown. But it's not all gumdrops and candy canes as the clock is ticking on dreams of the $25,000 prize. Only one will be crowned Best Gingerbread Artistand be featured in Food Network Magazine. Follow #GingerbreadShowdown for the latest baking hacks for a holiday spread that's both creative and classic, and go to FoodNetwork.com/HolidayGingerbreadShowdown for a complete guide on all things gingerbread, including unforgettable cookies, houses, loaves and more.
TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS, THE (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Freeform's press release, July 2018) Freeform announced today that production began Monday on their third original holiday film, "The Truth About Christmas," from MarVista Entertainment. The movie will premiere during Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas" annual programming event. "The Truth About Christmas" joins previously announced holiday originals "Life Size 2," starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa, and "No Sleep 'Til Christmas" with Dave and Odette Annable. Kali Hawk ("New Girl") stars as Jillian, a successful political consultant, confident in her ability to put a spin on anything whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend, George (Damon Dayoub, Freeform's "Stitchers"). On the way to meet George's family for the first time during the holidays, an unusual confrontation with a toy store Santa results in a drastic change in Jillian where she can't stop herself from wildly spilling the truth. Ali Ghandour (Freeform's "Alone Together") costars as George's brother Blake, who believes you should always be true to yourself but thinks Jillian just might be losing it. Jillian must find a way to make it stop before her holidays, her job and her relationship are ruined.
CHRISTMAS PERFECTION (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) As a kid, Darcy (Caitlin Thompson) had no control over her family's holidays and thus, has grown up to be a Christmas control freak - so much so that she loses sight of what the holidays actually mean. Suddenly, she finds herself magically transported into her idea of the perfect Christmas Village and learns that "perfection" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Christmas Perfection also stars James Henri-Thomas, Robbie Silverman and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
DIRTY JOHN (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, October 2018) Bravo Media's seductive scripted anthology "Dirty John," starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, premieres on Sunday, November 25 at 10pm ET/PT. Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast with over 30 million downloads from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, the series tells the cautionary tale of how a whirlwind romance between Debra Newell (Britton) and the charismatic con-man John Meehan (Bana) spiraled into a frightening web of deception, denial and mental terror that nearly tore a family apart. Created by Alexandra Cunningham and directed by Jeffrey Reiner, the eight hour-long episodes are produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP), in association with Los Angeles Times Studios and Atlas Entertainment.
MAKING MARVELS (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 11/26/18 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, October 2018) Making Marvels (6 x 60') - Seasons one and two of this series follow Urban Arts Projects (UAP), an extraordinary team that creates massive works of art to order for anyone from banks and wealthy individuals to new museums and public spaces.
HOUSE HUNTERS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2018) In a unique twist on HGTV's hit series House Hunters, House Hunters: Home for the Holidays features heartwarming stories of families searching for a new place to celebrate a most wonderful time of the year.
DEVIL NEXT DOOR, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, October 2018) A&E Network's new, six-part original docu-series "The Devil Next Door" will provide a voice to the former members of the deeply secretive North Carolina-based Word of Faith Fellowship Church as they open up about the shocking abuse they alleged to have endured at the hands of the Church. In addition, the new series will also chronicle their tireless efforts to convince loved ones still inside it's time to break free by banding together through community outreach forums, enlisting the help of the local media and working alongside the federal government. "The Devil Next Door" premieres on Tuesday, November 27 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
BODY CAM (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, October 2018) Taking viewers on the ultimate ride-along, Investigation Discovery announces BODY CAM, a gripping new series that gives viewers their own eyewitness look at the life-or-death instant decisions of policework, as told by officers' own body camera footage. Offering an immersive portrayal of life on the streets, BODY CAM engages a unique storytelling technique combining the body camera footage with first-hand accounts to virtually place viewers in harrowing moments as the suspense builds and the tension rises. Each episode tells multiple stories of those who vowed to protect and serve in unflinching detail, offering viewers their own personal perspective of officers in life-threatening circumstances. From domestic disputes to ambushes and traffic stops gone dangerously awry, BODY CAM profiles just how quickly seemingly routine situations can escalate into tragic altercations. Produced by Arrow Media, the unfiltered, suspenseful, and heart pounding 10-part series BODY CAM premieres on Tuesday, November 27 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery, America's leading true crime and justice network.
KENTUCKY AYAHUASCA (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, October 2018) VICELAND has announced the premiere dates for a new series -- a deep dive into homegrown shamanism in Kentucky Ayahuasca. As best-selling books (like Michael Pollan's "How To Change Your Mind") bring the subject of psychedelics and their healing potential into the mainstream conversation, VICELAND premieres the new docuseries Kentucky Ayahuasca on Wednesday, November 28th at 10:00 PM. For centuries, indigenous cultures of the Amazon have brewed the plant-based medicine known as Ayahuasca, a strong entheogenic tea with hallucinogenic properties that many believe can help address every manner of trauma and illness stored in the body and mind, allowing the individual to heal and recover in a vastly accelerated way not typically seen with conventional forms of therapy. The show follows Steve Hupp, a former serial bank robber whose life was changed when a robbery went wrong and he found himself sharing a prison cell with a Peruvian shaman named Guadalupe who upon release, introduced him to the healing potential of Ayahuasca. Now, Hupp and his family have opened a retreat deep in the Bible Belt of Kentucky, attracting people from far and wide seeking enlightenment, salvation or healing from any number of afflictions from depression and PTSD, to recovery from emotional or physical abuse and addictions of all kinds. Hupp and his family guide them through ceremonies and their experiences with the medicine, to help them find the healing and answers that they've yet to find.
INSIDE JOKES (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2018) The Prime Original six-episode series, in collaboration with the Montreal Just for Laughs festival, follows up-and-coming comedians in New York and Los Angeles as they compete to be selected for the New Faces showcase. Inside Jokes will be available in UHD on compatible devices.
1983 (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) 1983, a gripping and fast-paced conspiracy thriller, directed by four prominent Polish directors Kasia Adamik, Olga Chajdas, Agnieszka Holland and Agnieszka Smoczynska, tells the story of a dystopian world where the Iron Curtain never fell and Poland is the center of the universe shaping the future of the entire world. Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 that halted the course of Poland's liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student Kajetan (Maciej Musial) and a disgraced police investigator Anatol (Robert Wieckiewicz) stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state. Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation - and the world. What these two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret. The series include Michalina Olszanska, Zofia Wichlacz, Andrzej Chyra and Krzysztof Wach in striking major roles. Other outstanding Polish talent such as Ewa Blaszczyk, Edyta Olszówka, Patrycja Volny, Agnieszka Zulewska, Wojciech Kalarus, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz also appear in the series.
BABY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Baby is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman high schoolers. Loosely inspired by a true story, the baby squillo scandal, the series follows a group of Parioli teenagers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures, and shared secrets.
DEATH BY MAGIC (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/30/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) British magician Drummond Money-Coutts, or DMC for short, is on a mission to uncover the stories of magicians who died performing the most dangerous stunts ever attempted. He travels the world to track down where the fatal performances took place and to work out exactly what went wrong, sharing his magic with the people he meets along the way. It's a journey that spans four continents and eight cities around the world. His aim is to pay homage to the craft by creating his own updated versions of the stunts that cost these magicians their lives, from being buried alive under tons of wet concrete, to playing a game of Russian roulette, to escaping from a collision with a speeding steam train. The series will follow DMC as he recreates the stunts where others have failed, in the most extreme magic show ever attempted. To succeed he must avoid the fate that met those who came before him and paid the ultimate price: Death by Magic.
VERY NUTTY CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Hard-working bakery owner Kate Holiday (Melissa Joan Hart), has more cookie orders than she has time to fill this holiday season, and when her boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her, any shred of Christmas joy she was hanging onto, immediately disappears. After Kate hangs the last ornament on the tree and goes to bed, she awakens the next morning to a little bit of Christmas magic. She gets the surprise of her life when Chip (Barry Watson), a handsome soldier who may or may not be the Nutcracker Prince from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, appears in her living room. A Very Nutty Christmas is produced by Hartbreak Films. Paula Hart and Melissa Joan Hart executive produce. Colin Theys serves as director with a script written by Juliet and Keith Giglio.
TWIST OF CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) In the frenzy before Christmas, two single parents - busy working mom Abby (Vanessa Lachey) and her son, and overwhelmed lawyer Ryan (Brendon Zub) and his daughter, accidentally mix up their toys at a crowded department store. As a result, both of their Christmases appear to be ruined. Although the two can't stand each other, the only way to get things back on track is to help each other salvage their holiday plans - not realizing they're falling for each other in the process. A Twist of Christmas is produced by Lighthouse Pictures. Jamie Goehring, Shawn Williamson and Nancy Bennett executive produce. David Winning serves as director with a script written by Brian Sawyer and Gregg Rossen.
MINGLE ALL THE WAY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) When Heather, a local theater director, and Bobby run into each other upon his return home after leaving for the Navy years prior, they quickly realize that their mutual childhood crush might lead to an unexpected romance. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, Love for Christmas stars Shantel Vansanten, Rob Mayes, Nikki Deloach, Mark Famiglietti, Alex Peters, Peter Holden, Matt Corboy, Maxim Knight and Orson Bean.
MERRY WISHMAS (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, November 2018) MERRY WISHMAS, starring Tamela Mann (The Manns), David Mann (The Manns), Kim Fields (Living Single), Towanda Braxton (Braxton Family Values), Chrystale Wilson (The Players Club) and Elizabeth Omilami (Madea's Family Reunion), revolves around successful businesswoman Kenni (Tamela Mann) who hasn't returned home to the quaint town of Columbia, South Carolina in years. She's hoping for a peaceful visit when she finally returns home, but unresolved family issues threaten to make the Christmas holiday not so bright. She's reacquainted with Jessie (David Mann), an old high school friend with a fledgling wellness facility - the Beverly Living Center. She's instantly thrown into the lives of the center's residents and meets a host of colorful characters. When Jessie is faced with losing the Beverly Living Center, Kenni steps in to try and help save it. Family conflicts and relationship woes, however, threaten Kenni's efforts. It looks like only a miracle can save the center and mend broken relationships in time for Christmas. MERRY WISHMAS is directed by veteran actress Terri J. Vaughn and features a cameo appearance by rap artist Yung Joc, best known for popular singles "It's Goin' Down" and "I Know You See It."
CHRISTMAS PACT, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Can best friends fall in love? That's the question next door neighbors Sadie (Kyla Pratt) and Ben (Jarod Joseph) will answer as they keep the spirit of Christmas and the magic of their childhood pact alive! When they were eight years old, they planted a scrawny 3-foot tall Christmas tree behind their church and the Christmas Pact began. But as life gets in the way the pact is threatened to be broken. Ben and Sadie need some Christmas Magic to recommit to each other and promise to keep their special holiday traditions. With each Christmas that passes by, Ben and Sadie's Christmas tree grows taller and stronger; and so does their love. The pact bearing fruit to the magic of Christmas and the undeniable answer. Yes, friends can fall in love! The Christmas Pact is produced by Annuit Coeptis Entertainment. Executive Producer Timothy O.Johnson, Marita Grabniak directs from a script written by Damon Hill and Blaine Chiappetta
MAJESTIC CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
WEDDING FOR CHRISTMAS, A (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) Haley Foster built a big city life in Los Angeles as a top wedding planner at an elite and powerful company run by Ms. Reynolds. When her sister, Angela, insists on getting married Christmas Day on the tree farm in their old hometown of Truxton, Haley is resigned to make her sister's dreams come true and her parents happy. Returning to her hometown not only brings back fond memories, but also reunites Haley with Angela's childhood pal, Carter. Soon sparks begin to fly. Will Haley head back to the city where her new life lies, or will she tumble in love again with her old town and Carter?
LIFE-SIZE 2 (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Freeform's press release, July 2018) Announced earlier this morning by Tyra Banks on her Instagram account, the cast of "Life Size 2" has been confirmed. Francia Raisa will play Grace Manning, the confident and funny CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll. Grace is also a hot mess in the middle of her quarter-life crisis and realizing that she is in over her head as CEO. To make matters worse, her wild-child ways are causing the company's stock to plummet. Joining Raisa and Banks are Gavin Stenhouse as Grace's potential love interest Calum; Shanica Knowles as Tahlia and Hank Chen as Brendan, who are Grace's best friends; along with Alison Fernandez as Lex, Grace's young next-door neighbor.
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
STAR FOR CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Cupcakery owner Cassie can't help falling for her hunky new customer, but when he turns out to be action superstar Alex Gray, will their relationship survive Hollywood and the holidays? Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Star for Christmas stars Corey Sevier, Briana Evigan, Karissa Vacker, Travis Van Winkle, Jeremy Howard, Sean Stone and Brooke Burns.
NIGHTFLYERS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2018) Today SYFY announced a multi-platform rollout for its brand new series NIGHTFLYERS, the original space horror drama based on the novella by George R.R. Martin. The highly-promoted rollout sees the entire 10 episodes debuting across all SYFY platforms timed to the beginning of the linear telecast, giving SYFY fans the freedom to view the season anytime and anywhere. Viewers will be able to access the episodes through the SYFY channel, SYFY On Demand, online at SYFY.com and the SYFY app. In a fan forward viewing experience, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the world of NIGHTFLYERS with episodes 1-5 debuting Sunday, December 2 through Thursday, December 6 at 10/9c, and episodes 6-10 on Sunday, December 9 through Thursday, December 13 at 10/9c with limited commercial interruption across all platforms. Weekend marathons will give fans an additional opportunity to catch up on the series. Set in the year 2093, NIGHTFLYERS follows a team of scientists aboard The Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space - it's already on their ship.
FAKE OR FORTUNE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 12/3/18 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, October 2018) In Fake or Fortune, a recognized arts sleuth, a doctor of history, and cutting edge scientists are joining forces to discover the truth behind paintings with a series of real-time investigations.
UNANCHORED (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 12/3/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, October 2018) Bravo Media delivers double the drama and twice the fun with the season seven premiere of "Vanderpump Rules," immediately followed by the series premiere of the new docuseries "Unanchored," on Monday, December 3 at 9pm & 10pm ET/PT. Following nine best friends aboard a 56-foot catamaran for three weeks in the Bahamas, "Unanchored" will air new episodes on back-to-back nights every Monday and Tuesday at 10PM ET/PT. Adventure sets sail on the new series "Unanchored" as it follows best-friends Barrett Young, Chelsi Pugliese, Danielle McNeil, Evan Tauber, Korey Warzala, Max Craddock, Rachel McGowan and Vanessa Cavanaugh as they embark on a life-changing journey filled with wanderlust and self-discovery. Led by their larger-than-life skipper, Captain Jack Royds, the crew attend one of the most coveted and exclusive "floating festivals," called "The BucketLust" where 350 people and 35 catamarans set sail to breath-taking locales throughout the Bahamas. On this annual trip, these friends jump in feet first by taking on all the work of the crew; from hoisting their own sails and tending the lines, to managing 100% of the cooking and cleaning. Every day brings a new stunning view and a thrilling excursion as they take dips with stingrays and swimming pigs, ride rocket-power jet boards and spend their nights partying until dawn. But it's not always smooth sailing for this group, as friendships are put to the test, long-distance couples are forced to see if their romance can survive 24/7 togetherness and fiery exes try to coexist peacefully during their voyage. Between hidden jealousies and buried secrets, there's no shortage of drama with these friends as pent-up conflict between the crew finally comes to a head. For these wanderlusters, everyday life is flat, uninspiring and tolerable for only one reason: it allows them to travel the world together and party in spectacular locations a few times per year.
LEGENDS OF THE LOST WITH MEGAN FOX (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, November 2018) A self-described "seeker," actress Megan Fox has an intrinsic thirst for knowledge and an insatiable curiosity for ancient mysteries and cultures. Now, she's taking an extraordinary journey across the globe to re-examine some of the world's most enduring legends and lore in Travel Channel's new series, "Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox," premiering on Tuesday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In each of the four hour-long episodes, Fox brings a fresh perspective to learning about some of the greatest myths and stories left behind by our ancient ancestors. Meeting with experts and archaeologists, and perusing through priceless texts and fascinating artifacts, Fox attempts to uncover answers about the age-old mysteries that still perplex scientists and archaeologists to this day: What was Stonehenge's real purpose? Was the Trojan War real? Were some of the fierce Viking warriors actually women? Who were the first human settlers to arrive on the shores of what is now North America?
AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, October 2018) Smithsonian Channel turns its lens on the mighty Mississippi, a leviathan that carves through the American landscape and shapes the nation like no other river, in a new, visually stunning three-part series, AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI. Connecting the east to the west, the country to the city and America to the world, this iconic river supports and challenges both humans and animals - beginning as a mere trickle, beating through the heartland and becoming a wild force as it drives south toward the Gulf of Mexico. Filmed in ultra-high definition to reveal the true beauty of the river, the series captures the extraordinary abundance and diversity of wildlife that lives along North America's greatest waterway. AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. Across three episodes of AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI, viewers journey from the headwaters to the mouth of the river as it forges along 2,300 miles, drawing water from 31 states along the way. Each episode captures the constantly changing nature of the river as it twists and turns through northern forests, hilly plateaus and southern swamps, and highlights the diverse wildlife that lives in sync with this legendary force. In the North, giant bull moose battle in their fall rut while black bears forage along the forested banks. In the Midwest, spirits run high as locals gather for the annual round-up of invasive Asian carp. In the South, swimming armadillos dodge hungry snapping turtles, and swarms of jellyfish mingle by the millions. The series explores America's relationship with the river as we attempt to harness its power and grapple with the ebb and flow of its banks.
BORDER LIVE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, November 2018) Discovery has always taken viewers to places they otherwise could not go on their own - whether it's the depths of the jungle or the turbulent waters of the Bering Sea. Today, Discovery announced it will document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the real lives, real moments and real stories of those that live and work along its remote stretches in BORDER LIVE. This all-new six-part multiplatform series will broadcast live beginning Wednesday, December 5, airing 9-11 PM ET/PT on Discovery. "The US-Mexico border has been the focus of our national dialogue over the last several years. Our goal with this project is to shine a light on epic stories through immersive experiences, and we will turn that lens on one of the biggest and most important stories of our time," said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual. Each week, Discovery will broadcast live from its New York-based studio. The show will be hosted by award-winning news journalist Bill Weir, who will track the action and stories as they unfold live from the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition, Weir will engage with experts across a range of border issues, offering insight and perspective on events as they occur. BORDER LIVE crews will be embedded out in the field with officers and special agents at key border sites from Nogales, Ariz., in the west to the Rio Grande Valley and points east. Veteran investigative journalist Lilia Luciano will also be immersed in the field and tackle stories by interviewing a tapestry of people who live and work along the border.
DOGS OF BERLIN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Dogs of Berlin tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will – and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities – and into a final decision on which side of the law they’re actually on.
PLAN COEUR (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2018) Also, PLAN COEUR, Netflix's next half-hour romantic comedy series co-directed by Noémie Saglio will be launch by the end of the year.
ICEBOX (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/18 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, October 2018) HBO Films has acquired the worldwide rights to director-writer Daniel Sawka's feature debut, ICEBOX, it was announced today by Len Amato, president, HBO Films. Produced by Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) winner James L. Brooks' Gracie Films and co-financed with Endeavor Content, the drama will debut FRIDAY, DEC. 7 on HBO. ICEBOX tells the story of Óscar, played by Anthony Gonzalez ("Coco"), a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system. "I have seldom seen a movie so of the moment - it's almost reportage," said Amato. "ICEBOX gives viewers not only an opportunity to witness what it's like inside these migrant detention centers, but also to feel the emotions of the children, revealing a world that many journalists and citizens have not yet been able to sufficiently penetrate." Brooks and his production company, Gracie Films, partnered with Sawka to expand the project from a master's thesis short into a feature-length film. ICEBOX premiered in the Discovery section at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Endeavor Content co-financed the production and handled the worldwide sale. The film also stars Omar Leyva, Johnny Ortiz, Matthew Moreno, Jessica Juarez and Genesis Rodriguez. As Óscar attempts to reach his uncle, Manuel (Leyva), in Arizona, he is apprehended by Border Patrol and placed in "the icebox," a detention facility where he joins scores of other migrant children being held without their families. Faced with a seemingly impenetrable immigration system, Óscar struggles to navigate a path to freedom, with a journalist (Rodriguez) and his uncle, himself a recent immigrant, as his only lifelines.
CHRISTMAS LOST AND FOUND (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) After years of missing family gatherings, New York City event planner Whitney Kennison (Tiya Sircar) is off to Chicago to spend Christmas with Grandma Frances (Diane Ladd). Excited that her granddaughter is finally home for the holidays, Frances decides to bestow Whitney with the precious Kennison family Christmas ornaments. But when Whitney mistakenly throws out the box of ornaments, Grandma Frances must stealthily devise a fun Christmas scavenger hunt to remind Whitney what the holiday is all about. It's a race against time as Whitney reclaims the family ornaments, finds romance and learns the lesson Grandma Frances imparts. Christmas Lost and Found is produced by Stephanie Germain Productions and Front Street Productions, with Stephanie Germain and Harvey Kahn as executive producers. Michael Scott directs from a script by Jennifer Notas Shapiro.
SANTA'S BOOTS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) When Holly (Megan Hilty) returns home for Christmas expecting the same as any other year, she's blindsided to learn her family's department store is on the brink of foreclosure. To keep the business going, Holly fills in as Santa's Helper and meets the surprisingly young and handsome Nick (Noah Mills), who has been hired to play Santa at the store this year. Their undeniable chemistry and charisma draw in big crowds, until suddenly, Nick disappears. As Christmas day inches closer, Holly scrambles to find Nick with only one clue - his misplaced black boot. Santa's Boots is produced by Front Street Pictures, with Barbara Lieberman and Charles Cooper as executive producers. Shawn Tolleson directs with a script written by Shannon Phipps and Shawn Tolleson.
HOMEGROWN CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
RENT-AN-ELF (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) Type-A personality, Ava, owns "Rent-an-Elf," a business in which she sets up a memorable Christmas for busy families. This year, she's hired by the newly-single Liam and falls for him and his adorable son, Nathan. But, just as Ava thinks she's found her match, Liam's ex-wife returns, wanting to patch things up. Even though Ava decides to put Liam and Nathan's happiness above her own, she's still determined to give them the best Christmas ever, and maybe even hope for a Christmas miracle or two.
WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS IN TENNESSEE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Allison Bennet (Rachel Boston), along with her daughter Olivia and mother Martha (Patricia Richardson), run a bakery in the small mountain town of White Pines, Tennessee. When Matthew (Andrew Walker), a charming real estate developer, tries to buy the town for a corporate ski resort, Allison and the townspeople must work together to prevent that from happening. And just when the Bennet ladies seem out of luck, an unexpected visitor - with a well-known sweet tooth for cookies and milk - comes to the bakery and may in fact be the key to solving everything. A Christmas in Tennessee is produced by Smokey Mountain Films Inc. and Juliette Hagopian. Howard Braunstein serves as executive producer. Gary Yates directs with a script written by Cassie Doyle.
SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS, A (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) When Blanca Snow is faced with spending Christmas with her dastardly stepmother, Victoria, she attempts to fulfill her late father's wishes and create new memories as a family. However, Victoria plots to edge Blanca out of her father's inheritance and keep the money and his mansion, for herself. She plans to renovate the house by hiring a talented designer, Lucas Prince, but when he falls in love with Blanca, Victoria is jealous and outraged. With the help of her assistant, Zane, Victoria has Blanca hypnotized, so she will forget everyone and everything about her father's will. When Blanca wakes up in a quaint motor lodge out of town with severe amnesia, she receives the help of seven quirky friends, the Holly Jollies, to help her figure out her life. While attempting to regain her memory, she finds herself the object of affection to both house painter Hunter, and Lucas Prince. But, who can she trust? And will she finally remember her past, and stop Victoria from stealing everything her father built?
TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
SHIVERING TRUTH, THE (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 12/10/18 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:00 AM-12:15 AM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, October 2018) Adult Swim brings beauty, horror, and the bizarre to life with its new animated stop-motion series The Shivering Truth on Sunday, December 9th at Midnight ET/PT. The new quarter-hour series is a delicately crafted, darkly surreal anthology comedy. Episodes are a series of loosely-linked emotional parables about stories within tales that crawled out of the deepest caverns of your unconscious mind and became lovingly animated in breath-slapping stop motion -- in other words, it is the TRUTH.
NO SLEEP 'TIL CHRISTMAS (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 12/10/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Freeform's press release, November 2018) Dave and Odette Annable will star in "No Sleep 'Til Christmas," an unexpected and whimsical holiday romantic-comedy about two insomniac strangers plagued by exhaustion. Lizzie (Odette Annable) is a high-end event planner preparing for her own life's biggest event - her wedding. She lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh (Charles Michael Davis) rests peacefully, unaware of how to solve her issue. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy (Dave Annable), a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other. What seems like an odd coincidence, and frankly a disruption to their lives, might be more meaningful than they'd like to admit. "No Sleep 'Til Christmas" premieres Monday, Dec. 10, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST on Freeform.
CHAMPAIGN ILL (YOUTUBE)
· [series premiere] · 12/12/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from YouTube's press release, November 2018) YouTube Originals has released the premiere trailer for its series CHAMPAIGN ILL -- a clever new comedy starring Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project), Sam Richardson (Veep, Detroiters) and guest starring Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live, Ride Along). Every rapper has a crew he can't live without...and vice versa. In the 10-episode comedy series from the creators of Happy Endings, we see how long the crew can survive without being in the limelight. CHAMPAIGN ILL will debut exclusively on YouTube Premium December 12, 2018.
FAKE THE GREAT MASTERPIECE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 12/12/18 at 12:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, April 2018) Art factual entertainment series that requires members of the UK public to visit art galleries and spot masterpieces that have been replaced by fakes. The series follows members of the public of all ages and experience as they use their detective skills to spot seven copies hanging on the walls of galleries in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester. Those who correctly identify the fakes are then in with a chance of being invited to take part in the series finale and win a specially commissioned copy of their own. Each episode explores a particular period of British art, featuring interviews with curators and contemporary artists.
PROTECTOR, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) The series follows the epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he's connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul. At the story's start, Hakan couldn't be further from a hero - just an ordinary guy in this city of 15 million, where East meets West and past meets present. He must quickly learn that his hometown is under threat from the mysterious, mystical Immortals, and it's his job to stop them. It's a task he's not only unprepared for, but resists - will he fulfill his destiny as the last protector?
SUNDERLAND TILL I DIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) No one loves football like Sunderland. No one needs football like Sunderland. As its main industries of shipbuilding and mining have fallen by the wayside, SAFC (Sunderland Association Football Club) has become ever more important as the lifeblood of this unique city in the NorthEast of England. The fans are well known to be some of the most passionate and loyal. But what happens when they start to lose their club, too? In the era of multi-million dollar sponsorship deals and transfers, where the stakes have never been higher or the rivalries more fierce, this brand new Netflix original series sets at its heart the unfailing passion of this UK Northern town for its beloved football club. The series will take its audience through the highs and lows of SAFC's first season in the Championship following its painful relegation the previous year. The production company is Fulwell 73 (I am Bolt, The Class of '92), exec producers are Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner.
TIDELANDS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Enter the new supernatural and sexy world of Tidelands --the highly-anticipated, first Australian Netflix original series. The eight-part series is produced by Emmy(TM) and BAFTA(TM) award winning Australian production company, Hoodlum. Tidelands follows Cal McTeer, played by Charlotte Best (Home & Away, Puberty Blues), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention then jail. However, Orphelin Bay is shrouded in mysteries. When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, the town's clandestine relationship with drug smuggling is suddenly on public display. Cal must uncover the town's well-hidden secrets, while investigating a commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay - a group of beautiful and dangerous half-Siren / half-human "Tidelanders." Elsa Pataky (Fast and the Furious) stars as the mysterious and alluring Adrielle Cuthbert, the leader of the Tidelanders who will go to any length to protect her tribe of people.
CHRISTMAS AROUND THE CORNER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/14/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Claire (Alexandra Breckenridge), a savvy venture capitalist from New York City, escapes to a quaint town in Vermont for the holidays and becomes a guest of the Fortenbury Bookstore. Upon arrival, Claire finds Christmas celebrations have been canceled by the town after a flood and the bookstore is in a dire state of disrepair. She immediately takes on the challenge to revitalize the store, but clashes with the owner, Andrew (Jamie Spilchuk), who initially rejects all her proposed improvements. Eventually, sparks fly as the two begin a budding romance, and Claire's infectious optimism inspires Andrew to join her in reviving the yuletide spirit. But everything comes to a screeching halt when Claire discovers that Andrew is planning to sell the bookstore in the New Year. Will the spirit of Christmas be enough to change Andrew's mind and encourage him to follow his heart? Christmas Around the Corner is produced by Neshama Entertainment in association with MarVista Entertainment. Danielle Von Zerneck serves as executive producer. Megan Follows directs with a script by Michael Murray.
CHRISTMAS PEN PALS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah (Sarah Drew), tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam (Niall Matter) who she has carefully avoided for years and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted (Michael Gross) to sign up for the town's Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It's not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected. Christmas Pen Pals is produced by Pen Pals Films, Inc. and Christian Bruyere. Linda Kent, Jack Grossbart and Howard Braunstein serve as executive producers. Siobhan Devine serves as director with a script written by Carley Smale.
ENTERTAINING CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS ALBUM (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) After country music starlet Tess Stapleton's album sales keep dropping, her label forces her to record a Christmas album with ex-teen heartthrob and pop-star, Derek Copeland, in an attempt to resurrect each's career. Reluctantly, Tess agrees. At first, they appear to be polar opposites; clashing over song styles and irritated that they were forced together. However, to their combined surprise, as the album shapes up, they find themselves growing closer over their shared love of music. As they finish the album sparks begin to fly and love blooms just in time for Christmas.
COINS FOR CHRISTMAS (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, November 2018) COINS FOR CHRISTMAS stars Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane), Essence Atkins (Marlon), TC Carson (Living Single), Kelly Price (Saints and Sinners) and Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta). The film chronicles single mom Madison (Atkins) who's saved all year to make sure her teenage kids have the best Christmas ever. That is until she gets fired from the bookstore she manages and comes home to find that the IRS has frozen her bank account due to delinquent taxes her ex-husband failed to pay. Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her children, Madison jumps into the ever-popular "gig economy." That's when she meets and eventually gets hired by arrogant, sidelined former professional football player Alec Darby (Bishop), who is also secretly on the verge of going broke. This odd couple butts heads time and time again but can the Christmas spirit help these two get past their bickering, learn from each and ultimately forge a lasting friendship?
GINGERBREAD ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Back in Louisiana for Christmas, Noelle Collins (Beverley Mitchell) has big plans to resurrect the town's live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to put on. Things become complicated, however, when Noelle runs into her high school sweetheart, Nick Russell (Stephen Colletti), a rising baseball star also back home due to a recent injury. Still feeling the burn from their senior year break-up, their lives are pushed together even further when they learn their parents share an attraction and want to be more than just friends. When things begin to fall apart with the live nativity Nick and Noelle reluctantly team up to pull off the show and find themselves growing close, uncovering a hometown love for each other and the joy of Christmas that both never really faded away. Hometown Christmas is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Emily Moss Wilson and Marcy Holland serve as writers and Emily Moss Wilson directs.
CHRISTMAS IN ROYAL FASHION, A (ION)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 9:00 PM
(from ION Television's press release, November 2018) Kristin Cooper, a talented assistant for a global PR firm, is put in charge of the annual Christmas fashion show and auction for clothing entrepreneur, Mr. Carson. A handsome young royal, Prince Patrick, is dispatched by his father, the King of Edgemoor, to be the face of the family co-sponsored event. Upon his arrival to Beverly Hills, Patrick meets Kristin and is instantly smitten with her, mistakenly thinking she is actually her boss, Melanie. While Patrick and Kristin spend the Christmas season together in California, she wonders if Patrick would have still fallen for her if he knew she was an assistant, and not the boss.
CHRISTMAS AT GRAND VALLEY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
3 BELOW (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018. 3 Below, the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, Wizards, is set to debut in 2019.
VANITY FAIR (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 12/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from ITV's press release, June 2017) A new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's, Vanity Fair, has been commissioned as a seven-part drama for ITV by the broadcaster's Head of Drama, Polly Hill. Written by Gwyneth Hughes (Dark Angel, The Girl, Miss Austen Regrets) and produced by leading production company Mammoth Screen, Vanity Fair is being made with Amazon Studios. Olivia Cooke - the 23 year old Oldham-born actress and star of Steven Spielberg's forthcoming film Ready Player One - plays Thackeray's timeless heroine Becky Sharp. Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.
CHRISTMAS KISS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) High-end interior designer Priscilla and her assistant Wendy, vie for the attention of Priscilla's socialite boyfriend while decorating his home for the holidays. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Christmas Kiss stars Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge and Brendan Fehr.
JINGLE AROUND THE CLOCK (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS MADE TO ORDER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
3 HOLIDAY TAILS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) David and Lisa are meant to be together, but they haven't quite figured that out yet. With help from family, friends, and four lovable dogs, this couple will truly have a Christmas to remember. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, 3 Holiday Tails stars Julie Gonzalo, Kelly Stables, KC Clyde, Alley Mills and Bruce Davison.
CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
WATERSHIP DOWN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Beloved novel Watership Down will be reinterpreted into a four-part animated mini-series set to air in 2017. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.
SELECTION DAY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) Netflix Inc., the world's leading internet entertainment service announced today that the Original Series Selection Day will launch globally on December 28, 2018. Based on Aravind Adiga's novel of the same name, Selection Day is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India. It's a moving story about ambition, love, acceptance and finding your own path. The cast includes Mahesh Manjrekar (Slumdog Millionaire, Kaante), Ratna Pathak Shah (Love Per Square Foot, Lipstick Under My Burkha), Rajesh Tailang (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Mukkabaaz) and introduces newcomers Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad as brothers Radha and Manju Kumar.
MIDNIGHT KISS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
WINDY CITY REHAB (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 1/1/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, November 2018) High-risk investments, messy renos and big pay offs are the name of the game for designer and real estate developer Alison Victoria in her new series Windy City Rehab. Premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT during the HGTV All Premiere New Year, the series follows Alison as she spends megabucks to score fixer uppers in the city's historic neighborhoods. Armed with sharp business savvy, knowledge of the local market and a drive to transform the homes with modern layouts and luxurious style, Alison must attract high-end buyers or risk losing it all. Despite costly structural damage, permit delays, failed inspections and other challenges, Alison is determined to create gorgeous homes and earn top profit. "It's my dream to flip houses in my hometown of Chicago, but renovating homes in this price point leaves a ton of money on the line," said Alison. "These are high-stakes projects that could spiral out of control at any minute. It's big risks and big rewards."
BAD CHAD CUSTOMS (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 1/1/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, October 2018) In a small, hand-built shop in a rural town lives a car artist like no other: Chad Hiltz aka "Bad Chad". His one-of-a-kind creations spring from his imagination, a mind that never stops. Isolated and without extra spending money, Chad always had to be creative and resourceful. Using only basic tools and his limitless ingenuity, Chad will incorporate literally anything into his car builds, parts from a boat, airplane, even an old locker. Part MacGyver, part Willy Wonka, if Bad Chad can imagine it, he will find a way to build it. BAD CHAD CUSTOMS chronicles this master builder and his tight-knit team who turn metal from the junkyards into award-winning cars when it premieres New Year's Day, January 1 at 10pm ET/PT.
MYTHBUSTERS JR. (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 1/2/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, November 2018) Adam Savage will return to television as host and executive producer of MythBusters Jr., when the new Science Channel series premieres on Wednesday, January 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For the ten-episode series Savage has teamed-up with six of the nation's leading young 'makers', robotics wizzes, builders, and inventors, all under the age of 16, who show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills. Together, they tackle myths just like those seen in the popular Emmy(R) nominated television series MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, movies, popular culture and more. From building a fire extinguisher jetpack, to dominos big enough to crush a car, and testing myths from the Oscar(R)-winning big screen pic Gravity and TV's Breaking Bad, it's an action-packed season.
MASKED SINGER, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/2/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2018) Get ready for the wildest celebrity guessing game ever, when new celebrity singing game show THE MASKED SINGER premieres Wednesday, Jan. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Hosted by Nick Cannon, with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, THE MASKED SINGER is a top-secret celebrity singing competition that will have everyone asking, "who's behind the mask?!" Based on an international format, and already a viral phenomenon with over half a billion fans worldwide, the series features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask. Although the celebrities' identities are a mystery, between them they have a combined 65 Grammy Award nominations, 16 Emmy Award nominations, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and four Super Bowl titles. The singers may attempt to throw the crowd off of their scent, while keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. One singer will be eliminated by the audience and judges each week, based on their performance, and will then reveal his or her true identity. It's not a "whodunit," it's a "whosungit!"
TITAN GAMES, THE (NBC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/3/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, October 2018) The 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio ("World of Dance"), A. Smith & Co. Productions ("American Ninja Warrior") and Seven Bucks Productions ("Rock the Troops") will offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in remarkable feats designed to test mind, body and heart. Inspired by executive producer and host Dwayne Johnson's desire to motivate global audiences to reach their potential for greatness, this unparalleled new athletic competition gives men and women across the country the opportunity to step inside the electrifying Titan arena and achieve the impossible. Competitors will push their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges. "The Titan Games" will not only test the competitors' physical strength, but also their mental and emotional fortitude. In this uplifting series, hard work and determination will be rewarded and a new breed of heroes will emerge. Titans aren't born, they're made.
RACING WIVES (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 1/3/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CMT's press release, October 2018) A stone's throw away from the high-octane race tracks where legends rise and sometimes fall, "Racing Wives" offers a rare glimpse inside the opulent, eye-popping mansions and private planes that regally decorate the banks of Lake Norman, North Carolina. The cast features sisters-in-law Ashley and Samantha Busch, married to Kurt and Kyle Busch, who are each balancing family life with their own ambitions. Looking to take her rightful spot in the wives' club is Whitney Ward Dillon, former cheerleader and now wife of a driver who is torn between fitting in with her fellow wives while staying true to her best friend and cheerleader ride-or-die, Mariel Lane. Also featured is Amber Balcaen, an aspiring race car driver who is new to the racing community and left everything, including her boyfriend, back home in Canada to come to North Carolina to pursue her dream. "Racing Wives" is produced by T Group with executive producers Jenny Daly, Rob Lobl, and Ben DeNoble. "Racing Wives", premieres Thursday, January 3 at 9 pm ET/PT.
SURVIVING R. KELLY (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 1/3/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, October 2018) Lifetime debuts the bombshell documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, in a special three-night-event, beginning Thursday, January 3 at 9pm ET/PT. Two additional hours will premiere on Friday, January 4, at 9pm ET/PT and the final installment of the six-part documentary series will debut on Saturday, January 5, at 9pm ET/PT. In the ground-breaking documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly's genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations have seemingly affected him. For the first time ever, survivors and people from R. Kelly's inner circle, are coming forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental, and physical abuse. They are now finally ready to share their full story and shed light on the secret life the public has never seen. With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly's controversial past will be revealed beginning in 1970 through present day, shedding light on the R&B star whose history of alleged abuse of underage African American girls has, until recently, been largely ignored by mainstream media.
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, October 2018) Coming off a summer in which "America's Got Talent" continued as the #1 alternative series on television, "America's Got Talent: The Champions" will bring together some of the world's best acts from the international "Got Talent" franchises, spanning 194 territories, and come to share their talents and compete against one another in an Olympics-style ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent. "America's Got Talent" finished the 2017-18 season as television's #1 alternative series in adults 18-49 and total viewers, with the Tuesday edition averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.2 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" results from Nielsen Media Research. "AGT" once again dominated the summer television landscape, towering by +5.4 million viewers over the summer's next most-watched entertainment program.
GOOD TROUBLE (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, October 2018) Freeform announced today that "Good Trouble," the highly anticipated spin-off of the groundbreaking family drama "The Fosters," will premiere on TUESDAY, JAN. 8. The pilot, executive produced and directed by Jon M. Chu ("Crazy Rich Asians"), follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles, as Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the federal legal system clerking for a federal judge. After moving to The Coterie in Downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all that it's cracked up to be. Faced with new neighbors, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels. The series also stars Tommy Martinez as Gael, Sherry Cola as Alice, Zuri Adele as Malika, and Roger Bart as Judge Wilson.
PROJECT BLUE BOOK (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 1/8/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, October 2018) HISTORY's new UFO drama series "Project Blue Book" makes its series debut on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10 PM ET/PT. From A+E Studios and executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe(R) winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), the ten episode drama series is based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969 and stars Aidan Gillen ("Game of Thrones") and Michael Malarkey ("The Vampire Diaries"). "Project Blue Book" is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Gillen), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history. Throughout the season, true to life, documented occurrences will be explored such as the Flatwoods Monster incident that took place in West Virginia, the Gorman Dogfight of Fargo, North Dakota, the Lubbock Lights of Lubbock, Texas and the Chiles-Whitted UFO Incident of Montgomery, Alabama among many others. Delving into themes such as trust, instinct, real news vs. fake news and government cover-up, "Project Blue Book" straddles the world of science and the exploration of the unknown.
VALLEY OF THE BOOM (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 1/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, March 2018) National Geographic taps two-time Emmy award-winning actor Bradley Whitford ("Get Out," "The Post," "The West Wing"), Steve Zahn ("War of the Planet of the Apes," ABC's "The Crossing") and Lamorne Morris ("Game Night," "New Girl") to star in six-part limited series, Valley of the Boom. From STXtv, the television division of Robert Simonds' STX Entertainment, along with creator, showrunner, director and executive producer Matthew Carnahan (Showtime's "House of Lies") and executive producer Arianna Huffington, Valley of the Boom will begin filming March 26 in Vancouver, Canada. Silicon Valley spawned some of the world's most influential people and recognizable brands during the 1990s tech bubble. Valley of the Boom pulls back the curtain and introduces the audience to the real stories of these founders' friendships, rivalries, victories and failures. Told with unparalleled access to the most groundbreaking and prominent figures in the tech world, the six-part limited series will follow the stories that made the history of the era.
COMMON KNOWLEDGE (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/19 at 5:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 5:30 PM-6:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, October 2018) Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, has added Joey Fatone (*NSYNC, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") as host of its new knowledge-based game show, COMMON KNOWLEDGE. The new half-hour series will premiere January 14 at 5:30 p.m. ET and will air Monday through Friday. COMMON KNOWLEDGE asks those practical, everyday questions that everyone should know, like - what should you do when you have a fever? Or how can you tell if a watermelon is ripe? Two teams of three (friends/co-workers/relatives) compete to answer multiple-choice questions in three rounds of play with the winning team going on to the bonus round to play for $10,000.
PASSAGE, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/14/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) Based on author Justin Cronin's best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character-driven thriller written by Liz Heldens ("Friday Night Lights"). Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Ridley Scott ("The Martian," "Gladiator") and writer/director Matt Reeves ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Cloverfield"), THE PASSAGE focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease, but also carries the potential to wipe out the human race. When a young girl, AMY BELLAFONTE (Saniyya Sidney, "Fences," "Hidden Figures") is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent BRAD WOLGAST (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, "Pitch") is the man who is tasked with bringing her to Project Noah. Ultimately, however, Wolgast becomes her surrogate father, as he tries to protect her at any cost. Brad and Amy's journey will force them to confront Project Noah's lead scientist, MAJOR NICHOLE SYKES (Caroline Chikezie, "The Shannara Chronicles"), and the hardened ex-CIA operative in charge of operations, CLARK RICHARDS (Vincent Piazza, "Boardwalk Empire," "Rescue Me"), whom Brad trained. It likewise brings them face-to-face with a dangerous new race of beings confined within the walls of Project Noah, including former scientist TIM FANNING (Jamie McShane, "Bosch," "Bloodline," "Sons of Anarchy") and death-row inmate SHAUNA BABCOCK (Brianne Howey, "The Exorcist"). In seeking out any allies he can find, Brad also turns to his former wife, DR. LILA KYLE (Emmanuelle Chriqui, "Entourage," "Murder in the First"), for help. But as Project Noah's scientists hone in on a cure that could save humanity, these new beings begin to test their own powers, inching one step closer to an escape that could lead to an unimaginable apocalypse.
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 1/15/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist. Roswell native Liz Ortecho left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown to move back in with him. When Liz arrives, she reconnects with Max Evans, her teenage crush who is now a Roswell police officer. Their chemistry is instantly electric. But Liz soon discovers a shocking truth: Max is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings, Isobel and Michael. As the two grow closer after a decade apart, Liz finds it difficult to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria De Luca, and her trusting high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti. Also hiding their extraterrestrial origins are Isobel and Michael, with Isobel not even revealing the truth to her husband, Noah, and Michael keeping his identity hidden beneath a bad-boy exterior of hard living and casual hookups. Meanwhile, a long-standing government conspiracy spearheaded by Master Sgt. Jesse Manes, along with the politics of fear and hatred that run rampant in Roswell, threatens to expose Max and his family, and could endanger his deepening romance with Liz... as well as their lives. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Trevor St. John and Karan Oberoi. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Amblin Television and Bender Brown Productions, with executive producers Carina Adly MacKenzie ("The Originals"), Chris Hollier ("Once Upon A Time"), Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey ("The Americans"), Lawrence Bender ("Pulp Fiction") and Kevin Kelly Brown ("Roswell").
DEADLY CLASS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 1/16/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, October 2018) Announced today during DEADLY CLASS' New York Comic Con panel, SYFY's upcoming series will premiere on Wednesday, January 16 at 10/9c. Set in a dark, heightened world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, DEADLY CLASS follows the story of Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world's top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital. Based on the best-selling 2014 Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, DEADLY CLASS is a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst.
DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 1/17/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, November 2018) On heels of Sky UK's greenlight announcement for second and third seasons of the captivating series "A Discovery of Witches," Sundance Now, AMC Networks' direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high-quality dramas and crime thrillers, and SHUDDER, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, has confirmed the acquisition of both seasons. The first season is set to premiere on both the services in U.S. and Canada on January 17, 2019. Adapted from Deborah Harkness's critically-acclaimed and bestselling All Souls trilogy, the Sky original production launched in September in the U.K. and was produced by Bad Wolf, was this year's biggest drama on Sky One. Seasons two and three will be returning to the channel and NOW TV, bringing to life the remaining stories from the trilogy. Anne Mensah, Sky's Head of Drama said: "Season one was a brilliant introduction to the All Souls world and the love story between Diana and Matthew. We can't wait for the show's fans to continue the journey with season two and three, become more enchanted by the characters and watch the magic further unfold." "A Discovery of Witches" is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. In the second season Matthew (Emmy(R)-nominated Matthew Goode, "Downton Abbey") and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) are hiding in time in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London - here they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Back in the present day, Diana's beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Em (Valerie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch-hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart) take on Matthew's mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus), whose pregnancy is advancing. Gerbert (Trevor Eve), Knox (Owen Teale), Satu (Malin Buska) and Domenico (Gregg Chillin) are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana's and Matthew's disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them.
ESCAPING THE MADHOUSE: THE NELLIE BLY STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 1/19/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, October 2018) Lifetime premieres the psychological thriller Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story, on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Starring Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) nominated actress Christina Ricci (Monster), as 19th century pioneering journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman who published under the name of Nellie Bly, the Lifetime feature movie is inspired by her undercover stay at the impenetrable Women's Lunatic Asylum on New York's Blackwell's island. Two-time Tony award-winner, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Judith Light (Transparent, The Assassination of Giannni Versace: American Crime Story) stars as Matron Grady, the head nurse who tortured her patients into submission while Josh Bowman (Revenge) takes on the role of Dr. Josiah. This marks Ricci's return to Lifetime following her SAG nominated performance in the limited series, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles and the prequel movie, Lizzie Borden Took An Axe. On a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women's Lunatic Asylum, investigative reporter Nellie Bly (Ricci) feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie delivers an intense and fictionalized account of actual events surrounding Nellie's stay beginning after Nellie has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity. Nellie's unwillingness to submit to authority results in unspeakable torture at the hands of the head nurse, Matron Grady (Light). When Nellie captures the attention of Dr. Josiah (Bowman) who tries to help her, Grady's barbaric tactics only intensify, leading Nellie to questions if she actually does belong in the asylum after all. A real-life hero, Nellie Bly's expose was the first of its kind in America and inspired the global reformation of mental health care.
BLACK MONDAY (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 1/20/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, October 2018) SHOWTIME has unveiled the official trailer for its new comedy series BLACK MONDAY on the 31st anniversary of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, dubbed "Black Monday." The series stars and is executive produced by Emmy(R) nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy(R) winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Paul Scheer (The League) also stars. BLACK MONDAY was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) are executive producers and directed the pilot. The 10-episode series will premiere on Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. BLACK MONDAY takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 - aka Black Monday. To this day, no one knows who "caused it" ... until now. It's the fictional story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.
OTHER TWO, THE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 1/24/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, October 2017) Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider are moving to prime time as Comedy Central has ordered the Broadway Video scripted series The Other Two from the award-winning former co-head writers of Saturday Night Live, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. Lorne Michaels will serve as one of the series' executive producers. Created by, written by and executive produced by Kelly and Schneider, who recently departed Saturday Night Live after serving as co-head writers during one of the series' most memorable seasons, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering why he can't get better auditions than "Man At Party Who Smells Fart," and Heléne Yorke (Masters of Sex, High Maintenance) as his 30-year-old sister, and former professional child dancer, Brooke, who aspires to be anything other than what she is right now. As the two siblings work towards finding themselves, they must also confront the dueling emotions of envy and pride brought on by the overnight internet fame of their younger brother, 12-year-old Chase, played by real-life muscal.ly sensation Case Walker. The Other Two will also feature Molly Shannon, who plays the siblings' Hollywood-ready mother, and Ken Marino (Party Down), as ChaseDream's newly-hired manager.
KINGDOM (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 1/25/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) To close out the first day of the event, CEO Reed Hastings announced the season two renewal of Kingdom. The series follows the mysterious death of a King and development of a strange plague and will stream globally on January 25th, 2019.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
WORLD'S BEST, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 2/3/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, October 2018) CBS announced today that the new global talent competition THE WORLD'S BEST will premiere immediately following SUPER BOWL LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT, time is approximate after post-game coverage). As previously announced, James Corden, Emmy Award-winning host of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, hosts THE WORLD'S BEST and serves as executive producer for this one-of-a-kind talent competition series featuring elite acts from around the world. Golden Globe Award winner Drew Barrymore, Emmy Award winner RuPaul Charles and Grammy Award winner Faith Hill serve as the three American judges. The 10 episode series hails from two of the most prolific unscripted producers in television, Mike Darnell ("American Idol" and "Ellen's Game of Games") and Mark Burnett (SURVIVOR, "The Voice"). "What a super combination - the world's biggest sporting event paired with the world's biggest talent competition," said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. "THE WORLD'S BEST is perfect post-Super Bowl programming for viewers of all ages. It features elite acts from around the world delivering jaw-dropping performances, a talented mix of fan-favorite judges and is produced by the most innovative minds in television, Mike Darnell, Mark Burnett, Ben Winston and James Corden, who also serves as our brilliant host." THE WORLD'S BEST is a first-of-its kind global talent competition that features acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. Performers will not only have to impress the American judges, but will also need to impress the "wall of the world," featuring 50 experts from around the world and every field of entertainment to advance through the competition. Only one act will ultimately be crowned THE WORLD'S BEST.
UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, October 2018) On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
PROVEN INNOCENT (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 2/15/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2018) New legal drama PROVEN INNOCENT will premiere Friday, Feb. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and EMPIRE co-creator Danny Strong partners with David Elliot ("Four Brothers") to tell the emotional story of one woman's fight for the innocence of others, as well as her own. PROVEN INNOCENT follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by a fierce and uncompromising lawyer, who was wrongfully convicted in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession, a household name and a national cause célèbre. The drama stars Rachelle Lefevre ("Under the Dome," "A Gifted Man"), Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier," "Cheers," "Boss"), Russell Hornsby ("Seven Seconds," "Grimm"), Vincent Kartheiser ("Mad Men"), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James ("BrainDead," "The Good Wife," "The Book of Mormon"), Riley Smith ("Frequency") and Clare O'Connor ("Easy"). Adam Armus is an executive producer and showrunner.
DINNER TAKES ALL (BYUTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from BYUtv's press release, October 2018) BYUtv, a network that connects families through positive, uplifting entertainment, today announced the judges for its all-new family cooking competition show, "Dinner Takes All." Host and celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon (Food Network, Cooking Channel), will be joined by "The Queen of Country Southern Cuisine," Kardea Brown and "The Yum Yum Foodie," Eddie Zamora, as they judge the teams' recipes. The 12 episode series from Keller/Noll ("Chopped," "Chopped Junior") and BYUtv is set to premiere on March 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. MT/9 p.m. ET. "Dinner Takes All" is a fun and friendly competition show in which two teams of five family members go head-to-head to cook their "best Sunday dinner." Each team uses family recipes to create an entrée, three side dishes and a dessert, while simultaneously playing interactive food-centric games for bonus points. Winning families receive a year's worth of groceries or a cash prize.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The show follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who's joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M's best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.
OUR PLANET (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) Netflix today revealed the teaser and first look images of the new original documentary series Our Planet, which will launch globally on Netflix on April 5, 2019. The ambitious series has been created in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator of the critically acclaimed original Planet Earth and Blue Planet series, and WWF, the world's leading conservation organization. The groundbreaking, eight-part series will showcase the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing sights on Earth in ways they've never been seen using the latest in 4k camera technology. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America. World-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough will voice the series in English-language territories. Local narrators will be announced in the new year.
HAIR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/19/19 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, July 2018) NBC's "Hair Live!," the original rock musical that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has found its directorial duo: Stage director Diane Paulus, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's 2009 Best Revival of "Hair," will join Emmy Award-winning Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," which just garnered him an Emmy nomination. "Hair Live!" is set for broadcast on Sunday, May 19, 2019 before a live audience. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music Live!," will executive produce the telecast. Rudzinski will also executive produce. "We have the dream team to bring 'Hair Live!' vividly to life and create another unforgettable night of live television," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "I was at the electrifying opening night of Diane Paulus' Tony-winning revival of 'Hair' 10 years ago and was blown away by how relevant and utterly joyous this show became in her hands. She is one of the most successful directors working in the theatre today and we're thrilled she will be collaborating with Alex Rudzinski, the most daring director working in live musical television. This show also has one of the great scores of all time with songs that climbed the charts 50 years ago and have since become iconic hits in our pop culture."