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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
STORY OF A GIRL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/23/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2017) Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick makes her directorial debut with Lifetime's Story of a Girl, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr, premiering July 23rd at 8pm ET/PT. When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past.Segwick's husband, Kevin Bacon, and daughter Sosie Bacon also star. Story of a Girl is produced by Kikkosview. Sedgwick produces and directs from a script written by Laurie Collyer and Emily Bickford Lansbury, who also produces. The film is produced by Liz Levine and Adrian Salpeter of Random Bench. Ross Katz is executive producer.
WELCOME TO THE WAYNE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 5:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 5:30 PM-6:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, June 2017) A New York City apartment building holds mysteries and adventures behind every door in Nickelodeon's newest animated series, Welcome to the Wayne, premiering Monday, July 24, at 5:30p.m. (ET/PT). Created and written by Emmy(R) Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets) and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning creative executive Michael Pecoriello (Yu-Gi-Oh!), the 20-episode series follows three kids as they explore their strange and fantastical apartment building, the Wayne, where nothing is what it seems. The series will air at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) through Friday, July 28, and fans can catch encore episodes on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Welcome to the Wayne follows the comedic adventures of three friends, Ansi Molina, Olly Timbers, and Saraline Timbers, as they aim to unlock the secrets of the Wayne. Each new investigation brings them face-to-face with new characters, creatures, and oddities, known as "Wayne Phenomena," leading them closer to uncovering the truth about the weird things happening in their building.
GONE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) No shoes in the hall. No coffee in the pot. He was supposed to come in late, but when she woke that morning he was just GONE. As the day went on, her unanswered calls grew more frantic, and her unease became panic. Something was wrong but the truth is even darker than it looks. GONE features twisted true stories of individuals who go missing and leave a trail of secrets in their wake and of frantic loved ones left behind who are often not who they seem.
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) Based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired "True Blood"), "Midnight, Texas" stars François Arnaud ("The Borgias") as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of Midnight's local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, "Orphan Black"); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, "Luke Cage"); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, "The Vampire Diaries"); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight's secrets having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, "Sex and the City"); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, "True Blood"); Creek, an aspiring writer with big dreams (Sarah Ramos, "Parenthood"); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, who can't resist the pull of a full moon (Yul Vazquez, "Captain Phillips").
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN (ABC)
· [series premiere - special night] · 7/24/17 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2017) "Somewhere Between," a suspenseful thriller, stars Paula Patton ("Warcraft") as Laura Price, a local news producer in San Francisco helping the police to hunt down a serial killer. After the killer strikes close to home, a twist of fate allows a "Groundhog Day"-type reset, and Laura relives the week prior to the string of murders. Unlike "Groundhog Day," she only has one chance. Can she change fate and stop the killer? As she unravels the mysterious connection between herself and the killer, she realizes that fate is written in stone and that changing events will require an ultimate sacrifice. "Somewhere Between" will make its series premiere with the episode "For One to Live" on MONDAY, JULY 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network. The second episode will air on TUESDAY, JULY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) during its new regular night and time. Also starring in the series, JR Bourne ("Teen Wolf") plays Tom Price, Laura's powerful yet sensitive husband who is also the city's district attorney; Devon Sawa ("Nikita") is Nico Jackson, a former cop turned private investigator; and newcomer Aria Birch plays Serena Price, a big-hearted, untamable child who is always reaching out to others as a new friend.
LITTLE WOMEN LA: COUPLES RETREAT (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2017) Pack your sunscreen and prepare for drama in the tropics, when the Little Women franchise heads to an island resort for Little Women LA: Couples Retreat. From coast to coast, the Little Women cast has dealt with it all when it comes to their love lives. Now at crossroads in their relationships LA's Tonya and Kerwin, Briana and Matt, and Christy and Todd, meet up with Atlanta 's Tiny Twinz Andrea and Amanda and their boyfriends Chris and Jordan. New York's Lila and her new love interest Brian and the Big Appel's Jazim and David, also join the crew. With the help of a relationship guide, the couples work to better themselves, while participating in adventurous excursions that push them out of their comfort zones and force them to face their issues head on. As the curtain is pulled back, some will reach their breaking point while some may fall deeper in love.
SIGNED (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, July 2017) VH1 today announced that the new music competition show "SIGNED" will premiere on Wednesday, July 26th at 9PM ET/PT. The eight, hour-long episodes follow three moguls - rapper, entrepreneur and hip-hop artist Rick Ross, recording artist and Grammy award-winning songwriter The-Dream and Roc Nation's SVP of A&R / Artist Management Lenny S - as they work to develop unsigned hip-hop and R&B artists in Atlanta. "SIGNED" features aspiring musicians who will undergo auditions and workshops to hone their craft and determine if they really have what it takes to get signed to a deal. Through personal sessions with the music moguls and surprise visits from superstars like DJ Khaled, Meek Mill and Bangladesh, these young artists will face challenges and eliminations as they work their way toward a finale performance showcase. The artists who most impress the moguls have an opportunity to be signed to Maybach Music, Radio Killa Records or Roc Nation.
SO SHARP (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/17 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2017) There's a new force to be reckoned with on the dance floor and his name says it all! Todd Sharp is the coach of the University of Louisville Dance Team, the Ladybirds, and he's driven, precise and over-the-top. The team has over 15 national championships under their belt and with this year's nationals fast approaching, Todd will push the ladies to another victory, even if it kills him. More than just a drill sergeant, these elite athletes count on Todd to be their guidance counselor, surrogate father and the "head-bitch-in-charge" who ultimately makes them shine.
DATE NIGHT LIVE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/27/17 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) An evening of can't-look-away dating action unfolds in real-time on Lifetime's groundbreaking new series, Date Night Live, premiering Thursday, July 27 at 10pm ET/PT. From Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E hit docuseries Live PD, the eight-episode series follows couples from New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego, as they embark on dates - LIVE! Using cutting-edge, mobile-live technology, viewers get a fly-on-the-wall point of view in real-time, across multiple time zones, as cameras capture the promise of romance, awkward conversations, cringe-worthy moments and everything else in-between up to nine dates per episode. In-studio hosts, comedian Michelle Collins, Z100's Bethany Watson and relationship coach Paul Brunson, will be in on all the dating action as they bounce from city to city and provide commentary as the evening develops. Will it be love at first sight? Or will the date crash and burn?
LAST TYCOON, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2017) Amazon today announced its new original one hour series The Last Tycoon, starring Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart), multi- Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Boss) and Lily Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), will premiere on Friday, July 28 exclusively on Prime Video. From F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, The Last Tycoon - inspired by the life of legendary film mogul Irving Thalberg - follows Hollywood's Golden Boy, Monroe Stahr (Bomer) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Grammer) for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Great Depression and the growing international influence of Hitler's Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence, and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood. Customers can watch the pilot episode online at Amazon.com/The-Last-Tycoon before the full season's remaining eight episodes air on July 28. The show will be available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe.
DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2017) Daughters of Destiny is a 4-part Netflix original documentary series that chronicles the lives of five girls from Indian families who are among the so-called "Dalit" caste and most impoverished communities in the world. The series witnesses the girls grow up (ranging in age from 7 to 23 over the course of the 4 episodes) while they are raised at Shanti Bhavan, a unique co-ed residential school in Tamil Nadu. The expectation for these girls and all the children who attend Shanti Bhavan is that they must grow up to support themselves, lift their families and communities out of poverty and contribute to the larger world. Directed by Academy Award(R) winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth (Freeheld, Best Documentary Short, 2007), the series highlights the struggle of students as they strive to define themselves, re-define gender and class and create a new future for the generations that will come after them. The strength and power of the girls' own storytelling and dramatic experiences over the 7 years of filming from the gates of Shanti Bhav, into their homes brings viewers through their stories of family, love, loss, hard work and courage. An original music score by Academy Award(R) and Emmy winning composer A.R Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, 2008), punctuates this emotional journey. As we watch them grow up, they travel between home and school, and are forced to navigate the stark contrasts between family traditions and their modern and global views and knowledge. Daughters of Destiny highlights the journey of a generation of children on the precipice of a new life that is inconceivable to their ancestors, and brings into question the notions of fate, free will and the human longing for opportunity, purpose and meaning.
ROOM 104 (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/17 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HBO's press release, June 2017) "The banal" can be a most interesting place - if you stop and take a look. Telling tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, the Duplass Brothers-produced anthology series ROOM 104 begins its 12-episode season FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. From Mark and Jay Duplass, the show tells a different story each week, with the tone, the characters and the era changing every time. Ranging from comedy to drama to horror, each episode plays like a mini-movie, offering a new discovery from one week to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning.
KITTY KELLEY FILES, THE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) The Kitty Kelley Files (July 29 premiere at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT is the Drew Barrymore episode*): Kitty Kelley is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author who has built her career on moving icons out of the moonlight and into the sunlight. In the new series The Kitty Kelley Files she'll unearth the true tales of some of America's most beloved celebrities including Julia Roberts, Princess Diana, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore and Frank Sinatra and tell their stories through the lens of the sensational events that they either triumphed over or were destroyed by. Kelley presents each story in hour-long episodes with her signature frankness and charm while she digs behind the headlines to reveal how incredible details in each story came to light. The Kitty Kelley Files is produced by Jupiter Entertainment and Random House Studio in partnership with American Media, Inc.
TOP GEAR AMERICA (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, March 2017) BBC AMERICA announced today the greenlight of Top Gear America. With a nod to its UK roots, the reimagined US spin-off of Top Gear will appear on BBCA with three new presenters in eight hour-long episodes starting later this year. The series will be hosted by racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, world champion drag racer Antron Brown, and premier British automotive journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford. Season 24 of Top Gear is currently airing Sundays at 8/7c on BBCA. Sarah Barnett, President of BBCA, commented: "We are big fans of the mix of cars, credibility and charisma that adds up to the winning formula for Top Gear, and couldn't be happier that BBCA is now the home for the franchise in the US, with Top Gear America joining the original show on our network. Bill, Antron and Wookie are serious gearheads who never take themselves too seriously. It will be quite the trip." Top Gear America reviews not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles but also the cars of America's culture defining past. From the latest supercars to the ultimate in automotive engineering technology, Top Gear America puts the viewer in the passenger seat alongside the car-obsessed hosts as they race the most incredible vehicles on the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west. Each week will feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the new Top Gear studio and track, Speed Vegas. Of course, the one and only Stig, Top Gear's mysterious test driver, will be leaving everyone in his petrol-hazed wake.
WHEN NATURE CALLS (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, April 2017) Rattlesnake in your backyard? They can catch it! Moose in your kitchen? No problem! Skunk hiding out in your car engine? Don't sweat it, they'll get it! When wildlife gets too close for comfort, these animal relocators are the people you want to call for help. Follow four teams of animal relocators as they respond to frantic calls for help from people who have come face to face with animals in their own backyards. Their main objective is to keep both animals and people safe. No matter how desperate, outrageous or unbelievable the situation, these rescuers get the job done. From a rogue moose in Alaska to curious skunks under kitchen sinks, these are the real stories of animal relocators.
SIESTA KEY (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, July 2017) From the producers of "Laguna Beach" comes "Siesta Key," the ultimate summer series that follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak and looming adulthood. As these friends spend the summer together in their beautiful hometown, they come of age while trying to figure out who they are and want they want to be.
HOUSE HUNTERS FAMILY (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2017) HGTV's popular House Hunters franchise is expanding to include the new series House Hunters Family, which follows parents and their kids as they tour three properties and try to agree on the ideal home they all love the best. Premiering Monday, July 31, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, House Hunters Family reveals that sometimes the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members and the hottest topics can be who gets their own room or whether the yard has space for a trampoline.
CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2017) CBS News will launch CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT, a new primetime summer series featuring experiential reports driven by fresh voices and perspectives from around the world. The broadcast will launch Monday, July 31 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBSN, the network's 24/7 streaming news service. CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT will air four consecutive Mondays and highlight CBSN's distinctive storytelling style, as reported by more than a dozen CBS News correspondents. Each hour-long edition will feature multiple stories, ranging from on-the-ground reporting of grassroots efforts to combat inner-city gun violence to interviews with those risking their lives to expose corruption to investigations into new terrorist threats.
OK K.O.! LET'S BE HEROES (CARTOON)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/1/17 at 6:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 6:30 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, June 2017) Let's start the show! Cartoon Network today announced that its newest animated series, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, will have a special one-hour premiere Tuesday, Aug.1 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT).The show follows K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to be the greatest hero he can be in a video game inspired world set in Lakewood Plaza. OK K.O.! is at the nexus of gaming and animation, with a new console game, OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes, an integrated action brawler with RPG elements, launching later this fall in partnership with Capy Games. The connected world of OK K.O.! was developed to span across all screens and to deliver an engaging storytelling experience for fans.
MANHUNT: UNABOMBER (DISCOVERY)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 8/1/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, May 2017) Manhunt: UNABOMBER tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (played by Sam Worthington of "Avatar" and "Hacksaw Ridge"), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, "Gangster No. 1," "Captain America: Civil War"). As a fresh faced Criminal Profiler and the newest member of the Unabom Task Force (UTF), Fitz faced an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber - one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history - but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself as his maverick ideas and new approaches were dismissed by the system. MANHUNT: UNABOMBER is produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Discovery Channel and Trigger Street Productions. Emmy(R) Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes ("Quarry," "Banshee") will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner and Andrew Sodroski, whose "Holland, Michigan" topped Hollywood's famed Black List for screenplays in 2013, created the series and serves as an Executive Producer. Jim Fitzgerald will serve as Consulting Producer.
RMD GARAGE (VELOCITY)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Velocity's press release, July 2017) Ralph Holguin lives by one motto: "Don't dream it, build it." That philosophy has fueled Holguin, a Mexican immigrant and high school dropout, to take a car wash business he started at 19 and build it into the RMD Group, a premiere full-service marketing agency whose work is embraced by top automotive brands. Within RMD Group, Holguin has created one of the hottest automotive restoration shops in Southern California. His RMD Garage fully restores and customizes classic cars into show-stopping, remarkable vehicles that fans across the country crave. Now, Velocity is taking viewers inside the automotive restoration side of Holguin's business in the all new series RMD GARAGE, beginning Wednesday, August 2 at 9 PM ET/PT, where they'll see imaginative, outstanding creations including a 1958 Chevy Apache Dream Catcher, a 1962 Bel Air Bubbletop, a 1957 Lincoln Continental and many more come to life.
BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from IFC's press release, July 2017) Fast-paced and irreverent, Baroness von Sketch Show and its all-female cast draws upon 15 years of comedy experience and multiple collaborations to present an insightful, emotionally grounded series that captures the banalities and humor that comes from just trying to get along in the world. Offering a witty take on everyday concerns from the pretentiousness of ordering a fancy coffee to office and sexual politics, this satirical sketch comedy satirizes daily modern life. The show is created, written by and stars Meredith MacNeill and Second City alumni Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen, who also all serve as executive producers alongside Jamie Brown.
SINNER, THE (USA)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, April 2017) An eight-episode series, THE SINNER follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the "who" or the "what" -- but the "why" -- as an investigator (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series premieres Wednesday, August 2 at 10/9c.
LOWE FILES, THE (A&E)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, June 2017) A&E Network will premiere the new nonfiction series "The Lowe Files," which follows Rob Lowe and his two sons, Matthew and John Owen, as they travel through the country to explore infamous unsolved mysteries, a curiosity that Rob has had since his early childhood days and has now been passed down to his boys. The nine-episode series from Critical Content premieres on Wednesday, August 2nd at 10pm ET/PT. In each episode of "The Lowe Files," Rob, Matthew and John Owen seek out a mysterious story or spooky legend and immerse themselves in the exploration and debate of the experience. While fun in spirit, the Lowe's are able to conduct deliberate and scientific investigations on a highly-sophisticated level by meeting with top experts, using high-tech monitoring equipment and taking in-depth training courses. Their many missions, which will take them across the county, include: exploring an alien base located 2,000 feet underwater off the coast of Malibu, CA; working with a renowned shaman at Preston Castle, an abandoned boys' reformatory; and training with a top-secret government operative in methods of Remote Viewing, a challenge to identify images from great distances. But for Rob, the ultimate goal in this undertaking is to create lasting memories with his two beloved sons who are on the verge of adulthood with their own lives, careers and families ahead of them.
WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO? (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) On Thursday, August 3 @ 10PM - VICELAND drops the beat with the premiere of "WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO?" a loving send-up of the electronic dance music scene and the network's first fully scripted comedy series. Described as a hybrid of "Louie" and "World Star Hip Hop" crossed with "This Is Spinal Tap," James Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of international DJ superstar Diplo in a show about life as seen through the eyes of guy who can bring 60,000 people to their feet... but kind of sucks one-on-one. "WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO?" is executive produced by Van Der Beek and Diplo, TMWRK's Kevin Kusatsu and Brandon Dermer, who also directs. Content studio Matador also produces the series with Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin and Jack Turner serving as executive producers.
GUEST BOOK, THE (TBS)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, June 2017) TBS's newest comedy series The Guest Book is set to premiere Thursday, Aug. 3, with back-to-back episodes starting at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The Guest Book emerged from Emmy(R) winner and series creator Greg Garcia's habit of writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. Now he is bringing those stories to life on TBS. While the house and cast of characters living in this small mountain town remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of vacationing guests. The Guest Book's regular and recurring cast members include Kellie Martin (Army Wives) as Officer Kimberly Leahy, Charlie Robinson (Hart of Dixie) as Wilfrid, Aloma Wright (Suits) as Emma, Carly Jibson (Broadway's Hairspray) as Vivian, and Frank, played by Lou Wilson (Tween Fest). Rounding out the first season cast is Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) as Andrew, Laura Bell Bundy (Scream Queens) as Jessica and Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl) as Eddie.
NUTS + BOLTS (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) Also debuting August 3 at 10:30PM is "NUTS + BOLTS" which follows musician, designer, record and TV producer Tyler, the Creator as he seeks to find out how some of his favorite things are made then endeavors to re-make those things tailored to Tyler's own creative vision. Episodes see Tyler making everything from his own stop-motion animated short to a new kind of breakfast food all with Tyler's inimitable viewpoint and style. "NUTS + BOLTS" is produced by Tyler and Whalerock Industries and is based on a show from Tyler's own Golf Media App.
CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, THE (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/3/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2017) This summer, The Chris Gethard Show makes the jump to truTV and, for the first time on national cable - and a first for truTV - it will be broadcast live. In this hour-long call-in talk show, Gethard attempts to ring-lead a panel of comedian friends and oddballs, along with a live studio audience, who participate in games, tackle bizarre stunts, and react to the controlled chaos around them. It's a totally immersive, interactive experience for all. The series, which will broadcast live from New York City, will premiere on truTV Wednesday, August 2 at 11pm ET. It is produced by Funny Or Die with Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Owen Burke, Chris Gethard, JD Amato, Anna Wenger, and AGI Entertainment Media & Management's Brian Stern serving as executive producers.
COMRADE DETECTIVE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2017) Amazon Studios today announced Comrade Detective, a new half-hour live action series that will premiere August 4 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. A co-production with A24, Comrade Detective comes from creators and executive producers Brian Gatewood (The Sitter) and Alex Tanaka (The Sitter) with Rhys Thomas (Documentary Now!) directing and executive producing. Free Association's Tatum, Reid Carolin (Logan Lucky), Peter Kiernan (Mad Love) and Andrew Schneider are executive producers along with A24's Ravi Nandan (The Carmichael Show) and John Hodges (Safety Not Guaranteed). Comrade Detective is a one-of-a-kind cop show and comedy set in 1980's Romania. True to its nostalgic inspiration, the series is presented in Romanian and dubbed in English--as a Romanian show of that time would have been. Channing Tatum (Logan Lucky) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) provide voice over dubbing performances for the series' two leading roles, Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu--both characters played on screen by leading Romanian actors, Florin Piersic Jr. (Killing Time) and Corneliu Ulici (The Devil Inside).
LOST IN OZ (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, July 2017) Amazon today announced that Lost in Oz, the highly-anticipated animated kid series for children ages 6-11, is scheduled to premiere August 4 on Prime Video in the US and UK. The new series, which expands on the multiple Emmy Award-winning Amazon Original special, Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure, is a magical, modern adaptation of the beloved Oz books from L. Frank Baum for today's generation of families. For the series launch, the special will be broken into 3 separate episodes and 10 new episodes will be added on. Lost in Oz, featuring the voice talent of Ashley Boettcher (Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street), Gina Gershon (Red Oaks), Allison Mack (Smallville), Jorge Diaz (Elena of Avalor), Nika Futterman (Star Wars: Clone Wars), Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) and Keith Ferguson (The Lego Movie), will be available to stream exclusively for Prime members via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Fire TV and mobile devices; and online. Prime members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. In Lost in Oz, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale discovers her mother's magical travel journal hidden beneath the floorboards of their Kansas home. The book triggers a tornado, which rips her house from its foundation and transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to Emerald City, a bustling, modern, metropolis. In order to get home, Dorothy learns she must acquire every element on Oz's "periodic table of magic" - while the city faces the worst magic drought in eons! Along the way, Dorothy and Toto meet unlikely allies in West, Ojo, Reigh the Lion, Scarecrow, and Glinda the Good, who are each eager to help, but struggling with their own problems. Together, they navigate the magical landscape of Oz while undergoing their own unique journeys of self-discovery.
LOVE AT THE SHORE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/5/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2017) Principal photography began in Georgia this week on "Love at the Shore," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, July 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT). "Love At the Shore" stars Amanda Righetti ("Colony," "The Mentalist") and Peter Porte ("Baby Daddy," "The Young and the Restless"). The film also co-stars "Happy the Dog," Hallmark Channel's two-year-old adopted Jack Russell Terrier mix. Happy the Dog is one of two rescued pets belonging to Crown Media Family Networks, and the animals are the heart of the company's mission to showcase the joys shelter pets bring to our lives and to ending pet homelessness. "Love at the Shore" tells the story of author Jenna Thompson (Righetti), a mother of two young children whose summer vacation plans take a turn when the family arrives at their summer rental and meets the neighbor of the adjoining duplex: stubborn, unconventional, and attractive surfer Lucas McKinnon (Porte). Jenna is neat and methodical, while Lucas rolls with and revels in life as it comes. As Lucas and Jenna spend more of the summer together, he finds a softer side of himself while dealing with Jenna and her children and Jenna realizes she may have been too quick to judge a book by its cover.
SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/6/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, June 2017) Pack your passport and grab a chainsaw, because SHARKNADO is going global! Taking the world - and unsuspecting celebrities - by storm, the movie event of the century blows into town this summer, and today, SYFY and The Asylum revealed its chilling title: SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING. The latest installment in the hit pop culture franchise premieres on SYFY Sunday, August 6 at 8/7c and will air in more than 100 countries. SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING and the film's official tagline, "Make America Bait Again!," are the result of a fan-sourced social initiative launched this April. Calling on fans for inspiration, SYFY invited Facebook users to submit their most creative and outrageous ideas via an interactive bot. In SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, the mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling 'nado and transported all over the world. From London to Rio, Tokyo, Rome, Amsterdam and beyond, our globetrotting heroes will seek assistance from a highly-skilled squad of royals, scholars and Olympians, enlisting famous faces from news, entertainment, and sports in their most epic battle yet.
LIFE OF KYLIE (E!)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/6/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2017) As the successful CEO/Founder of Kylie Cosmetics, style icon, fashion designer, social media magnate, author and philanthropist, Kylie Jenner is a global force to be reckoned with. Despite growing up on E!'s hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," being recently named one of the most influential teens by TIME Magazine and is loved and admired by fans all over the world, Kylie rarely reveals what happens in her day-to-day world. "Life of Kylie" premieres with two back-to-back episodes Thursday, July 6 at 10pm ET/PT on E! With a social media following of 175 million across Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it seems as though Kylie's every move has been documented. However, fans will see a different side of Kylie only her closest confidantes see in the eight episode, half-hour series. Kylie's role as the head of her eponymous cosmetics line will be highlighted and viewers will get an insider's look at how she runs her beauty brand. From concepting, formulating and testing the products, to engaging with her fans to announce new launches.
90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, July 2017) TLC's new prequel series, 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS will chronicle the time before the K-1 Visa process begins, from meeting in person for the first time to traveling to a foreign country they barely know or understand. The series follows the stories of Americans who believe they've met the love of their lives, a future husband or wife, through various methods including international dating websites and apps. Can online romance lead to true love? Despite challenges including 20-year age gaps, language barriers and daunting three-day boat rides down the Amazon river, these American singles travel vast distances to meet the person they believe is their soulmate. 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS will follow would-be couples as they uncover hidden truths, navigate cultural differences and decide if their love is meant to be. The show premieres after an all new 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER which airs at 8/7. 90 DAY FIANCÉ: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS premieres at 9/8c.
SNAP DECISION (GSN)
· [series premiere - special night] · 8/7/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, June 2017) GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of SNAP DECISION, a new comedic half-hour game show series hosted by actor and comedian David Alan Grier ("The Carmichael Show"). SNAP DECISION is produced for broadcast syndication in a joint venture with Tornante-Sinclair LLC and asks, "What can you tell about a person just by looking at them?" It will debut with four back-to-back half-hour episodes on Monday, August 7 from 9-11pm ET/PT (8-10pm CT) on GSN, and then will move into its regular Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET/PT (8pm CT) time period the following night, August 8. It will have a unique air schedule, as it can also be seen weekdays on 20 Sinclair stations nationwide beginning August 7 (check local listings for exact times and stations). SNAP DECISION is a new comedy game show created by veteran producer Scott St. John ("Match Game," "Deal or No Deal") that puts preconceptions, first impressions, and gut instinct to the ultimate test. Studio contestants go head-to-head for a $10,000 grand prize as they are asked to make snap judgments about three strangers, recently interviewed on the street. However, looks can be deceiving, as people are often not who they may seem, leading to unexpected twists, turns, and outrageous and hilarious results. At the center of all the action is three-time Tony(R) and Grammy(R) Award nominee David Alan Grier. Although Grier's acting career is rooted in live theater, he has since also made a name for himself in the world of television. He is currently starring in his third season of NBC's "The Carmichael Show," and is also known to TV viewers for his recent role as the Cowardly Lion in the critically acclaimed TV movie "The Wiz Live!" for which he earned two Image Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards nominations. Most notably, he was an integral cast member of the classic and groundbreaking hit variety television show "In Living Color," and was named among Comedy Central's list of the "Top 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time."
CARSPOTTING (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, July 2017) Nestled deep in the remote region of the Pacific Northwest are decades of preserved American muscle. Entrepreneurial brothers Carlos and Pedro, coupled with their car savant and best friend Niko, are in the business of recovering these hidden gems and re-glorifying the holy grails left for dead. Determined to make a name for themselves, the trio seek out the most sought after abandoned vehicles to turn big profits and keep their budding business afloat. The all-new series CARSPOTTING premieres on Monday, August 7 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Young, determined, and hungry for success, Carlos and his team will hustle to hunt and flip hidden relics to their former glory. Leaving no stone unturned, they scour the mountains, forests, and farmlands of the Pacific Northwest by foot and flight - whatever it takes. Once recovered, the team returns to the shop to assess their haul and get down and dirty revitalizing the classics. Stopping at nothing to get their hands on the hottest new projects, the scrappy team of friends and car-hunting gurus are breaking the industry mold and practices by ditching the rules of finding and flipping. But their methods are untested and it's up to them to establish their dominance. Can the ambitious crew break out among seasoned pros, or will their blood, sweat, and tears go to waste?
LAST CHANCE HIGH (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, June 2017) The eight-part documentary series is adapted and updated from the acclaimed 2014 Vice News web series focused on the students at Moses Montefiore Academy, a school for the most troubled youth on Chicago's tumultuous West Side. For these kids - some of the most at-risk children in the nation, many of whom have been expelled from other schools and have been diagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders -- Montefiore is their last best chance at turning their lives around. The expanded and updated episodes of the series pick up in 2016 as the school is closing amidst Chicago's most violent period in 20 years, following up on the teachers as they reconnect and attempt to reach out to their former students and save them from the streets.
LAST SHOT, THE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2017) Finally, THE LAST SHOT, premiering August 8 @10PM, is a documentary series that follows the lives of American and Mexican basketball players whose careers have been derailed, as they travel south of the border in search of one last opportunity to make a living playing the game they love. The series follows three teams to cash-prize tournaments all across rural Mexico, where the rules are constantly changing, fights and corruption are common, and cartel involvement is always just beneath the surface. Players experience foreign food, cultural differences and exotic locations, all in the hopes of being spotted by professional scouts, and one last chance to resurrect their broken dreams. THE LAST SHOT is from Goodfight Media and Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions.
SWEDISH DICKS (POP)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, June 2017) SWEDISH DICKS, a new scripted procedural comedy from Lionsgate and MTG about a mismatched pair of L.A.-based detectives, premieres on Pop on Wednesday, August 2 (8:00 PM, ET/PT). Starring Peter Stormare ("John Wick: Chapter 2," "Fargo," "American Gods") and actor/comedian Johan Glans (Best Male Comedian, "Swedish Comedy Awards") with special recurring guest star Keanu Reeves ("John Wick," "The Matrix"), SWEDISH DICKS is a half-hour single camera comedy about an aging ex-stuntman (Stormare) stuck in the past and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ (Glans) stuck in the digital world. Together they get unstuck by forming the private detective firm Swedish Dicks, solving some of the strangest and wildest cases L.A. has ever seen. The 10-episode first season features an array of guest stars, including Traci Lords ("Cry-Baby," "Melrose Place"), Margaret Cho ("Fashion Police," "Drop Dead Diva"), Anthony LaPaglia ("Without a Trace," "Frasier") and Eric Roberts ("The Dark Knight," "Suits").
MR. MERCEDES (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 8/9/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, May 2017) The new AT&T* AUDIENCE Network original series from Sonar Entertainment, "Mr. Mercedes," is premiering Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, and DIRECTV NOW. "Mr. Mercedes" is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. David E. Kelley ("Big Little Lies,""Boston Legal," and "Ally McBeal,") wrote and adapted for television and Jack Bender ("Lost," "Under the Dome," "Game of Thrones") directed multiple episodes. The duo serve as executive producers, along with King and Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. Sonar Entertainment is producing and distributing worldwide outside the US. "Mr. Mercedes" stars Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter") as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway ("Penny Dreadful") as Brady Hartsfield, Kelly Lynch ("Magic City") as Deborah Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome ("Moonlight") as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence ("Avatar") as Detective Peter Dixon, Robert Stanton ("Mercury Rising") as Anthony "Robi" Frobisher, Breeda Wool ("Unreal") as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe ("Francis Ha") as Holly Gibney, and Ann Cusack ("Nightcrawler") as Olivia Trelawney, with Mary Louise-Parker ("Weeds") as Janey Patterson, and Holland Taylor ("The Truman Show") as Ida Silver. "Mr. Mercedes" follows a demented killer Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway) who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
FIRST IN HUMAN (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery's press release, July 2017) Just miles from the nation's capital, on the campus of the revered National Institutes of Health, sits the Clinical Center, or Building 10: the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to medical research. The building houses the brilliant minds and courageous patients that enroll in "First in Human" clinical trials. Wading into uncharted medical territory in the hopes of discovering scientific breakthroughs, these early, highly experimental - and at times risky tests - are all in an effort to develop new, breakthrough treatments for patients suffering from currently untreatable diseases and conditions. Narrated and executive produced by Emmy,(R) Golden Globe(R), and Critics Choice(R) winning actor Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory," "Hidden Figures,") FIRST IN HUMAN is a three-part, six-hour medical documentary series taking viewers inside the crucial beginning phase of scientific research. The powerful series follows four diverse patients as they participate in a "First in Human" trial - the initial time when a new therapy is tested in humans, revealing the quiet heroism of both doctors and patients. If successful, the next chapter of medicine is written. The series, directed by Emmy(R) winner John Hoffman and executive produced by Hoffman and Emmy(R) winner Dyllan McGee, begins airing August 10 at 9pm ET/PT exclusively on Discovery.
ATYPICAL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2017) Jennifer Jason Leigh and Keir Gilchrist are mother and son in Netflix's new heartfelt comedy series, Atypical, a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum. Atypical premieres on Netflix Friday, August 11 and today, Netflix debuts this first look clip from the premiere episode -- parents of teenagers will relate. Sam decides it is time to go on a date, find a girlfriend and hopefully love, a journey that sets Sam's mother, Elsa (played by Jason Leigh), on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. Sam's entire family must adjust to change, all while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be "normal"? Michael Rapaport plays Sam's father, Doug, who wants to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam's scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia
DUCKTALES (DISNEY XD)
· [one-hour series premiere - special time] · 8/12/17 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 AM-7:30 AM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, March 2017) Disney XD has ordered a second season of the all-new animated comedy series "DuckTales" ahead of its highly anticipated summer premiere. Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, the Disney Television Animation-produced series stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley. Annie Award-nominee Matt Youngberg ("Ben 10: Omniverse") serves as executive producer of "DuckTales," with Francisco Angones (Disney XD's Emmy Award-nominated "Wander Over Yonder") as story editor and co-producer, and Sean Jimenez (Disney XD's Annie Award-winning "Gravity Falls") as art director. The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD. Buhaj said, "Fans around the world are eager and we're looking forward to introducing viewers to the all-new 'DuckTales.' This early season two order is a testament to the quality work the creative team, led by Matt and Frank, and the cast are delivering." The new family comedy-adventure series will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, the temperamental Donald Duck and their trusty team, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack and Mrs. Beakley, embark on high-flying adventures around the world.
CARS THAT MADE AMERICA, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, March 2017) The epic stories of the iconic names behind the iconic cars that shaped America. The automobile steered America at every turn throughout modern history, but the world has not heard all the stories of those behind the wheel - men like Henry Ford, Walter Chrysler, the Dodge Brothers, William Durant, Lee Iacocca and John DeLorean. HISTORY looks under the hood to reveal the winners who rose to fame and fortune and the losers who crashed and burned on the race to glory. From the birth of the American engine at the turn of the 20th Century through the Muscle Car era of the 1970s, the automotive industry's shadowy legends are replete with titans and devils, genius and failure with one constant: the automobile has influenced us at every turn.
INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, July 2017) Smithsonian Channel will also premiere a four-part series on Sunday, August 13 at 8 PM ET/PT, INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE. The series goes behind-the-scenes in the largest and longest-occupied castle in the world. It is far more than just a castle and a home; for nearly 1,000 years it has been the stage on which some of the biggest names in British history have plotted, planned and executed their most controversial deeds. Windsor has seen countless royal births, deaths and marriages, and has withstood numerous sieges and battles. With gripping dramatic reconstructions, intimate interviews and revealing archive footage, INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE uncovers the truth about Britain's most famous family and castle.
GET SHORTY (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, May 2017) Premium cable network EPIX(R) has set the premiere date for its original series Get Shorty. The 10-episode dark comedy from MGM Television, based in part on the 1990 best-selling novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, will debut on EPIX Sunday, August 13 at 10:00PM ET/PT, 9:00PM CT. The cast, led by Screen Actors Guild Award(R) and BAFTA TV Award nominee Chris O'Dowd ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," Sapphires, Bridesmaids) and multiple Emmy(R) winner Ray Romano ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "Men of a Certain Age," "Parenthood"), includes Sean Bridgers ("Rectify," Room); Lidia Porto (Horrible Bosses 2); Megan Stevenson ("Review"); Goya Robles (11:55); Lucy Walters ("Power") and Carolyn Dodd (The Adventures of Catty Wompus). O'Dowd plays Miles Daly, a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently-estranged family. There, he meets Rick Moreweather (Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films who is desperately hanging on to the rungs of Hollywood relevancy and begrudgingly becomes Miles' partner and guide through the maze of show business. Along with his criminal associate Louis (Bridgers), Miles attempts to keep his worlds from colliding as he balances the demands of filmmaking while keeping the suspicions of the crime ring's chief - and production bankroll - Amara (Porto) and her dangerous nephew, Yago (Robles) at bay. Also involved in the production is ambitious studio executive April Adams (Stevenson), who started in the business as Rick's assistant, as well as Miles' beloved daughter Emma (Dodd) - despite objections from Miles' estranged wife, Katie (Walters).
I HART FOOD (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2017) Hannah Hart has over five-million followers on social media, a killer sense of humor, a passion for food and this summer, she's taking a flavor-filled journey to some of the country's favorite regional food spots in the new Food Network series I Hart Food. In the six-episode series, food enthusiast Hannah follows her appetite to discover incredible local dishes and awesome conversations. From investigating Santa Fe's fiery fixation with green and red chilies to catching New England lobsters with her bare hands in Portland, Maine, Hannah's food adventures explore every angle of these local specialties and the stories behind them. I Hart Food premieres Monday, August 14th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network.
BALLER WIVES (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, April 2017) From the sidelines to the social frontlines, this is the world where relationships are complicated and the competition is thick. All eyes are on these Miami based pro athletes and their wives as they navigate the waters of love, family, business, and balling in the hottest city around.
HAUNTED TOWNS (DA)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Destination America's press release, July 2017) The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) ghost hunting team is getting their spooky on in an all-new series as they travel across the country investigating America's most haunted towns. From infamous hotbeds like Gettysburg and Salem to small towns with turbulent pasts that fueled generations of ghost stories, HAUNTED TOWNS explores places that played key roles in the darker chapters of American history, where battle, disaster, and injustice have condemned unsettled spirits to every street corner. Follow TWC - consisting of Chris, Doogie, Porter, and Brannon - as they interview witnesses, investigate hotspots using the latest ghost-hunting technology, and follow new leads until they can pinpoint who is haunting the town and why. But the team isn't just about collecting evidence. Their m.o. is to find truth - if any - in the legends that have shaped each town's paranormal notoriety. The eight-episode first season of HAUNTED TOWNS premieres Tuesday, August 15 at 10/9c on Destination America.
MURDER OF LACI PETERSON, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, July 2017) A&E Network will premiere the new six-episode, limited documentary series, "The Murder of Laci Peterson" showcasing new interviews with Scott Peterson himself from prison. The series explores the infamous Scott Peterson trial, the case that destroyed a family, gripped a nation and defined an era, as a vehicle for understanding America's criminal justice system and the ways in which outside influences can affect that system."The Murder of Laci Peterson" is set to premiere Tuesday, August 15 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. The mystery of Laci Peterson's disappearance on Christmas Eve 2002 captivated the nation. Eight months pregnant, she vanished without a trace.Her body and that of her unborn child, Conner, appeared four months later on the shores of the San Francisco Bay causing a media frenzy on both a local and national level. To this day, no one knows exactly when, where or how she died, only that her husband Scott Peterson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, despite the absence of DNA evidence or eyewitness testimony.Scott Peterson's conviction was less a tribute to the efficacy of the legal system than it was a case study for the overwhelming power of modern media to deliver the facts of news in a way that creates irresistible tabloid fodder.
GROWING UP SUPERMODEL (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/17 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2017) Growing Up Supermodel follows a new group of hot young models risking it all to live up to the careers of their famous parents. With the names and the genes of their gorgeous parents on their side, these celebrity offspring seem destined to make it to the top, but the right DNA is only half the battle in this competitive world. These young models are all finding out that making a career is hard work, and having a famous name is a double-edged sword, creating expectations and burdens at the same time it generates opportunities. Meanwhile, the parents, whose success has paved the way, discover that being a star is much easier than raising one. Growing Up Supermodel follows the family dynamics and exciting and unpredictable careers of some of the top young models on the scene today: celebrity daughters Cambrie and Faith Schroder, Atiana De La Hoya (daughter of actress/model Shanna Moakler and boxer Oscar De La Hoya), Arissa Le Brock (daughter of supermodel/actress Kelly Le Brock and actor Steven Seagal), Cairo Peele (daughter of supermodel Beverly Peele), Jake Moritt (son of actress Krista Allen), and Janis Ostojic (son of internationally acclaimed model JD Ostojic).
MARLON (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans ("In Living Color," "Scary Movie"), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first - even if he's the biggest kid of all. The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O'Neil.
MTV UNDRESSED (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 8/16/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, July 2017) "MTV Undressed" is a one of a kind social experiment that strips away the distractions and superficiality of the digital world. In each episode of this dating experiment, MTV brings together two strangers who must undress each other before getting to know one another for the next thirty minutes, answering questions and performing simple challenges - all designed to test whether or not romance can blossom. At the end, each partner must press a YES/NO button to decide if he or she wants to continue the fledgling relationship or say goodbye.
MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Marvel's press release, May 2017) Marvel's The Defenders which premieres globally on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together. The series follows the releases of Marvel's Daredevil , Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist. Marvel's The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist). Additional cast members include Academy-Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Scott Glenn (Stick), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing).
GUY'S FAMILY ROAD TRIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 8/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, July 2017) For years Guy Fieri has explored America, seeking out the best spots on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now, he is sharing that experience with his family as they hit the road for the classic American tradition - a family road trip from sea to shining sea! On Friday, August 18th at 9pm ET/PT, Guy, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder load up their RV to hit the road on a vacation they will never forget. From rafting in the Grand Canyon to rolling down Route 66, and from creole cooking in New Orleans to pit stops stuffed with campfire feasts, this road trip is full of great food, iconic locations and big adventure! A sneak peek of the premiere episode airs Sunday, August 13th at 10pm ET/PT with the series then airing in its regular day and time beginning Friday August 18th at 9pm ET/PT.
MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN (DISNEY XD)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 8/19/17 at 7:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 AM-8:00 AM EST
(from Disney XD's press release, July 2017) The highly anticipated new animated series "Marvel's Spider-Man" will debut with a one-hour premiere on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 (7:00-8:00 a.m. EDT), on Disney XD, and on the Disney XD App and VOD (12:01 a.m. EDT), it was announced today by Cort Lane, senior vice president, Animation & Family Entertainment, and Joe Quesada, Marvel's chief creative officer, during the Marvel Animation panel at D23 Expo in Anaheim. During the packed panel, news was also shared about "Marvel's Spider-Man" voice cast, season three of "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout" and an all-new animated special from The LEGO Group and Marvel. In the new series "Marvel's Spider-Man," we will see a fresh take on Spider-Man, as Peter Parker is learning the responsibility that comes along with being a new, superpowered hero in New York City, just as he's being accepted into Horizon High, a high school for brilliant young scientific minds. He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity from everyone including his best friend Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for geniuses. As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on super villains such as Vulture, Lizard, Doctor Octopus and Sandman, he watches his hero lifestyle come between his personal relationships and struggles to keep Harry from landing on the wrong side of the law.
AT HOME IN MITFORD (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/19/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2017) Hallmark Channel announces the start of production of its newest Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "At Home in Mitford," starring three-time Golden Globe Nominee Andie MacDowell ("Magic Mike XXL" "Cedar Cove") and four-time Daytime Emmy Nominee Cameron Mathison ("Entertainment Tonight," "Murder She Baked"). The World Premiere of "At Home in Mitford" is Saturday, August 19 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8c) exclusively on Hallmark Channel. "At Home In Mitford" is based on the best-selling novel by Jan Karon. The film tells the romantic and inspirational story of best-selling author Cynthia Copperstone (MacDowell), a woman who's learning there is more to life and love than completing checklists. With her cat (and muse), Violet in tow, Cynthia leaves Boston to spend some time in her late uncle's small town of Mitford, North Carolina, in hopes of alleviating some career-damaging writer's block. Cynthia soon finds the heart and soul of the southern town in Father Tim Kavanagh (Mathison), a pastor in Mitford. As the pair works together to help a young boy Dooley (Nicholas Holmes) who has recently lost his family, Cynthia and Pastor Tim find solace, comfort, even romance.
DISAPPEARANCE OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY, THE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 8/19/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, July 2017) On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba. Her case resulted in a world-wide media frenzy, yet Natalee's body was never found, and her father, Dave Holloway, has never stopped searching for answers. Now, 12 years later, he's following what he believes to be the most credible lead to date: a detailed first-hand account from a man who claims to know the whereabouts of his daughter's remains, and the hope of finally getting a conviction of Joran van der Sloot. In the new Oxygen crime series, "The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway," premiering Saturday, August 19 at 9pm ET/PT, viewers will follow Dave and T.J. Ward, the family's longtime private investigator, in the latest and perhaps final chapter of the decade-long pursuit to uncover what really happened to Natalee.
CARIBBEAN PIRATE TREASURE (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 8/20/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, July 2017) Gear up for underwater adventures with Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, and his journalist wife, Ashlan, as they investigate incredible stories of lost loot and pirates' plunder in some of the world's most beautiful seas. Travel Channel's new series "Caribbean Pirate Treasure," starring the global deep sea divers and adventurers, premieres with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Along with exotic marine life, the crystal blue waters of gorgeous destinations like Antigua, Dominican Republic and Belize hold countless tales of shipwrecks, pirates and valuable booty. In each episode of "Caribbean Pirate Treasure," spirited explorers Philippe and Ashlan harness their 30-year expertise to dive into a different deep-sea mystery. Meeting with passionate locals and treasure-hunting experts, the couple follows clues on land and sea in search of legendary hidden loot.
SHATTERED (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/23/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) When a stone strikes glass, it cracks in all directions before shattering. Crime is the same. Exploring the ripple effects of a single murder on multiple lives, America's leading true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) presents the all-new series, SHATTERED. Each episode unravels a homicide case through three distinct but connected points of view in intimate first-person interviews with those most affected in the minutes, days, and years that follow. Hear from loved ones, witnesses, and law enforcement - many telling their stories for the first time ever - reflecting on how the past continues to haunt the present. SHATTERED airs Wednesdays at 10/9c beginning August 23, exclusively on ID.
THERE'S... JOHNNY! (SEESO)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Seeso's press release, March 2017) The coming of age story, set in 1970s Los Angeles, when "THE TONIGHT SHOW" first moved from New York to Burbank, is written by Paul Reiser ("MAD ABOUT YOU," "WHIPLASH," "RED OAKS") and David Steven Simon ("THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR," "MAD ABOUT YOU), and Executive Produced by Reiser, Simon and David Gordon Green ("RED OAKS," "VICE PRINCIPALS"), who also will be directing the first two episodes. The Seeso Original Series follows the lives and challenges of Andy (Ian Nelson - "TEEN WOLF," "THE HUNGER GAMES"), a wide-eyed 19-year-old Nebraskan who stumbles his way into a job at "THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON," and Joy (Jane Levy - "DON'T BREATHE," "SUBURGATORY"), a young Talent Coordinator on the show, as they both try to find their way and prove themselves in this period of cultural and political upheaval. The show will touch on major historical events of the time, including the Vietnam War, Nixon, and the strengthening counter-culture, as well the show's status as one of the most popular and important cultural institution of its day. Roger Bart ("DESPARATE HOUSEWIVES"), Tony Danza ("TAXI," "DON JON"), T'keyah Keymah ("THE COSBY SHOW"), Nate Smith ("RED OAKS"), David Hoffman, Daniel Strauss and Andrew Schulz also star.
KISS OF DEATH (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) KISS OF DEATH tells the true, heart-stopping stories of love gone wrong. Firsthand accounts examine how initial feelings of excitement, desire and passion escalate into the most unthinkable acts of crime. Suspicious signs, strange behaviors and red flags reveal that things are not as rosy as they seem. These ominous signs and clues are pieced together as each hour builds to a final, shocking, deadly act.
DISJOINTED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2017) August just got a lot doper on Netflix. Disjointed, a new Netflix original comedy series starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, announced its August 25th premiere today. Disjointed is a 30 minute sitcom from creators Chuck Lorre and former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum. Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization, is finally living her dream as the owner of an Los Angeles cannabis dispensary, Ruth's Alternative Caring. Joining her are three charismatic "budtenders", her entrepreneurial twenty-something year old son and a very troubled security guard. In addition to Bates, the series stars Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dougie Baldwin and Elizabeth Ho.
TICK, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/25/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2017) In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The Tick will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 25. The series is created by Ben Edlund, and the cast includes Peter Serafinowicz ("The Tick"), Griffin Newman, and Valorie Curry.
WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 8/28/17 at 9:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, April 2017) Inspired by an episode of TV One's original series For My Man, this is the tragic story of Falicia Blakely (Lil Mama), a teen mom who grows up in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of local pimp and predator, Dino (Lance Gross). His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games; and she's forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives. Tami Roman (Basketball Wives, Belle's), Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Big Freedia, and Lil Zane round out the cast. The movie also marks the directing debut of acclaimed actress Tasha Smith (For Better Or For Worse, Empire). The screenplay is executive produced and written by industry veteran Cas Sigers-Beedles, who previously wrote and executive produced the TV One movies Welcome to the Family and Girlfriends Getaway 1 & 2.
GUILTY RICH (ID)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) GUILTY RICH is a voyeuristic peek into the world of ultra-wealth, scandal and entitlement. Each gripping episode tells the story of a super-rich killer by exposing the excessive lifestyle that went to their heads. GUILTY RICH illustrates how when it comes to murder, the very rich aren't like the rest of us.
GRAVE MYSTERIES (ID)
· [series premiere] · 9/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, July 2017) Solving a murder is twice as difficult when there are GRAVE MYSTERIES surrounding the victim, not just the killer. In these baffling investigations, police are forced to reconstruct the life of the victim piece by piece in order to uncover the shocking truth.
VINTAGE REHAB (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 9/6/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, March 2017) Watch Ally Mahon, licensed real estate agent and expert house flipper, as she revives historic Pittsburgh homes in the new series Vintage Rehab. Ally, along with her husband, Buddy, modernize these fixer uppers in ways that maximize each family's home renovation budget. From new kitchens to master baths and updated floorplans, each vintage house becomes a beautiful new family home that also adds value to the neighborhood.
THIRD RAIL WITH OZY (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2017) Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part cross-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls.
BROKE AND FAMOUS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) Broke and Famous (Sept. 8): Whether it's blockbuster movies, a wealthy family, or chart-topping hit music when the money is rolling and you're a celebrity life is good. But what happens at the intersection of money mismanagement and career crisis? Each hour-long episode of Broke and Famous shows what happens when a celebrity's life of spending and excess turns to one of selling off assets, pinching pennies and taking jobs they never considered at the height of success. See the stories of rapper 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, Tori Spelling, Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp and MC Hammer. Broke and Famous is produced by Our House and Critical Content.
US WEEKLY'S FAMOUS FEUDS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 9/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) US Weekly's Famous Feuds (Sept. 8): It could be the egos involved, outright jealousy or rampant hearsay but whatever the case when celebrities bicker and fight the public is fascinated. Each hour-long episode spotlights the epic discords between warring TV personalities, clashing divas and superstar friends whose relationships turned ugly. US Weekly's Famous Feuds puts viewers ringside for the nasty battles between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, Madonna and Elton John, Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom, Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre, Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie, and Drake and Chris Brown. US Weekly's Famous Feuds is produced by Our House and Critical Content.
ORVILLE, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 9/10/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, "Ted") and directed by Jon Favreau ("The Jungle Book," "Iron Man"), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace... even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Friday Night Lights"). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, "ER," "Justified"), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, "24," "The Larry Sanders Show"), one of the Union's most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, "Shameless," "Bosch"), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, "That Royal Today"), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, "The Cleveland Show"), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, "Neighbors," "Goosebumps"), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planet's high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald ("The Middle," "Saturday Night Live"). Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.
DEUCE, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 9/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2017) HBO has confirmed the debut date for the drama series THE DEUCE, which will begin its eight-episode season SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, THE DEUCE follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce.
DOWNSIZED (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 9/16/17 at 9:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, April 2017) Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe) were forced into a modern "shotgun" wedding after becoming teenaged parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves. However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he's worked his entire life to gain. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and the trust that first brought them together. The original film is written by Michelle McKissic, a finalist in the 2016 TV One Screenwriting Competition at the American Black Film Festival.
VIETNAM WAR, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/17/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2017) Ken Burns and Lynn Novick direct a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series that tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both sides.
GET KRACKIN (SEESO)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Seeso's press release, March 2017) Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney were barely qualified to host "THE KATERING SHOW" on YouTube so nothing is going to stop them from dumping their mix of social awkwardness and unprofessionalism onto the bright chirpy world of Morning TV.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2017) CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its second original drama series, the highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT*. The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere. After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night] · 9/25/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) YOUNG SHELDON - For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. THE BIG BANG THEORY's multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet Sheldon in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros. Television. Jon Favreau directed the pilot.
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) ME, MYSELF & I stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man's life over three distinct periods - as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. During these pivotal periods of yesterday, today and tomorrow, Alex always finds a way to move forward with determination and humor, knowing his life story isn't defined by the bad things that happen to him, but instead by how he chooses to deal with them. Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Randall Einhorn (pilot only) are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Einhorn directed the pilot.
BRAVE, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) From Keshet Studios and Avi Nir (executive producer of "Homeland") comes a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes. While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. The cast includes Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills and Hadi Tabbal. Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Brad Anderson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan also executive produce. "The Brave" is produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios.
LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie"), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
SEAL TEAM (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment's notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds. Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Chris Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Chulack directed the pilot.
MARVEL'S INHUMANS (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere - special time] · 9/29/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2017) The highly anticipated new Marvel television series "Marvel's Inhumans" will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC. The network series premiere, including the first two episodes of "Marvel's Inhumans," will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC. "Marvel's Inhumans" explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) WISDOM OF THE CROWD stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) develops "Sophe," an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter's killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the "wisdom of the crowd," his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that's personal to him. Ted Humphrey; Adam Davidson (pilot); Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group); and Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Davidson directed the pilot. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.
GHOSTED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) Starring Craig Robinson ("The Office," "This Is the End") and Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation," "Big Little Lies"), GHOSTED is a single-camera, action-comedy about the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely mission: saving the human race from aliens. LEROY WRIGHT (Robinson) is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we're speaking frankly, thinks that "aliens" are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably nuts...People like MAX JENNIFER (Scott). Max is a genius "true believer" in the paranormal who's convinced his wife was abducted by aliens. At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by CAPTAIN AVA LAFREY (Ally Walker, "Colony," "Sons of Anarchy"), a take-no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey, along with her staff - BARRY SHAW (Adeel Akhtar, "Unforgotten," "The Night Manager"), an overly friendly forensic pathologist, and DELILAH WARD, a highly opinionated tech specialist - will support Leroy and Max in their quest for answers. Now, this heroic group of underdogs will look into "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.
9JKL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. As Josh's family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some personal boundaries, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pam Fryman are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot.
GIFTED, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, SHOTS FIRED, "True Blood") and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, "Person of Interest") STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, GOTHAM) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, "Night at the Museum 3"), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, "Burn Notice"). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney's office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family's only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network - ECLIPSE / MARCOS DIAZ (Sean Teale, "Reign"), BLINK / CLARICE FONG (Jamie Chung, GOTHAM), POLARIS / LORNA DANE (Emma Dumont, "Aquarius") and THUNDERBIRD / JOHN PROUDSTAR (Blair Redford, "Satisfaction") - are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. Written by Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), directed by Bryan Singer (the "X-Men" franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Wolverine"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones"), THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids aren't who they thought they were and loving them just the same - even if all of their lives are at risk because of it.
HALCYON, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2017) Set in 1940, The Halcyon shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata - set to a soundtrack of the music of the era. Through hope, heartache, challenges and chaos, the staff, owner and guests of The Halcyon are a mirror reflection of the changes occurring in London during one of the most tumultuous times in the city's history. The Halcyon cast also includes Steven Mackintosh (Luther), Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina), Hermione Corfield (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Matt Ryan (Constantine). The series was created by Charlotte Jones and produced by Chris Croucher (Downton Abbey) and Left Bank Pictures (Outlander, The Crown). The eight-part one-hour series premieres on Ovation on Monday, October 2 @ 10pm ET and critics have already hailed The Halcyon as a "Lavish New Drama" - The Guardian, "A sprawling classy affair" - Daily Telegraph, and a "Dazzling Wartime Drama" - Daily Mirror.
SUBURRA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2016) Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, announced that principal photography began this week in Rome on its first Italian original series, Suburra, which will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017. The series is written by Daniele Cesarano and Barbara Petronio with Ezio Abbate, Fabrizio Bettelli and Nicola Guaglianone and directed by Michele Placido (Romanzo Criminale, Vallanzasca - Angels of Evil), Andrea Molaioli (The Girl by the Lake) and Giuseppe Capotondi (The Double Hour). Suburra, based on the fascinating and successful novel written by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, takes inspiration from a real political scandal that broke out in the Italian capital. Suburra is however a prequel, set a few years before the real events took place. Church, politics, organized crime, local gangs and real estate developers collide and blur the lines between the legal and the illicit and their quest for power is the overriding theme in this unique crime thriller.
VALOR (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa), one of the unit's first female helicopter pilots, and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) are unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia. Nora's boyfriend, First Lieutenant Ian Porter (Charlie Barnett), suspects she's not telling him the full story, and Jess Kam (Corbin Reid), Jimmy's wife and Nora's friend, is frustrated and furious at being kept in the dark. Meanwhile Thea, (Melissa Roxburgh) the enigmatic CIA officer charged with investigating the failed mission, has her own suspicions about what occurred. With Nora still recovering from a gunshot wound suffered during the mission, the commander of the Shadow Raiders, Col. Robert Haskins (Nigel Thatch), grounds her from flying. But when it's discovered that Jimmy is alive and being held captive by a group of ruthless terrorists, Nora is determined to join Gallo back in the cockpit to rescue their friend. As preparation and training intensify, Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire as they wonder who they can trust, and whether the secrets they're hiding will help save Jimmy... or put them all in terrible danger. VALOR stars Matt Barr ("Sleepy Hollow"), Christina Ochoa ("Animal Kingdom"), Charlie Barnett ("Chicago Fire"), W. Trè Davis ("Shades of Blue"), Corbin Reid ("How to Get Away With Murder"), Nigel Thatch ("Selma") and Melissa Roxburgh ("Star Trek Beyond"). From CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Bill Haber ("Rizzoli & Isles"), Anna Fricke ("Being Human"), Kyle Jarrow ("Lost Generation") and Michael Robin ("Nip/Tuck").
DYNASTY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father's global energy empire - or so she thinks. When her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn't to announce her promotion - but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Cristal is stunning - and almost as young as Fallon, as Fallon is quick to point out - but she isn't just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. Cristal is driven, principled, a savvy publicity maven at Carrington Atlantic, and she truly loves Blake. However, the wealth and privilege of the Carringtons' world proves challenging to her, as she clashes with the staff, including Blake's butler Anders (Alan Dale), as well as Fallon, who all make it very clear Cristal doesn't belong. Family dynasties flow through blood, and Fallon would sooner draw blood than call Cristal "Mom." Fallon asks Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), the family's chauffeur - and Fallon's secret lover - to help expose Cristal for the fraud Fallon thinks she is. But when that backfires, and Blake chooses Cristal over his own daughter, Fallon sidles up to Blake's biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke), mixing business and pleasure to seek her revenge... leaving a jealous Culhane to watch from the sidelines. While the Carringtons' rocky relationships prove the theory that family sticks together no matter what, Cristal is reminded of exactly that when her nephew, Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), arrives with a suitcase full of secrets from Cristal's past. Now Cristal's carefully concealed history could bring her future crashing down - and who knows who else she might take down with her. DYNASTY stars Grant Show ("Melrose Place"), Elizabeth Gillies ("Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"), Nathalie Kelley ("UnReal," "The Vampire Diaries"), James Mackay ("The Leftovers"), Alan Dale ("The O.C."), Sam Adegoke ("Murder in the First"), Robert Christopher Riley ("Hit the Floor"), and Rafael de la Fuente ("Empire"). From CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl), Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl"), Sallie Patrick ("Revenge"), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original "Dynasty") and Brad Silberling ("Jane The Virgin").
I LOVE YOU, AMERICA (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman has created her fair share of online chatter. With I Love You, America, she's looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously. While it's great to connect with like-minded people, Silverman feels it's crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people.
MINDHUNTER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2017) First look teaser released for new original series MINDHUNTER , which will premiere globally on Netflix in October. MINDHUNTER features Jonathan Groff ( Looking ), Holt McCallanay ( Sully ), Anna Torv ( Fringe ) and Hannah Gross ( Unless ). The series is directed by David Fincher ( Gone Girl , The Social Network , Zodiac ), Asif Kapadia ( Amy , Senna ), Tobias Lindholm ( A War , A Hijacking ) and Andrew Douglas ( The Amityville Horror , U Want Me 2 Kill Him? ). Fincher, Joshua Donen ( Gone Girl , The Quick and the Dead ) Charlize Theron ( Girlboss , Hatfields & McCoys ) and Cean Chaffin ( Gone Girl , Fight Club ) are Executive Producers.
LOUDERMILK (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, May 2017) AT&T* AUDIENCE Network's new half-hour scripted original comedy series, "Loudermilk," is premiering Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can watch it exclusively on AUDIENCE Network through DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV NOW. Primary Wave Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce the scripted series. Peter Farrelly ("Dumb and Dumber," "Hall Pass," "There's Something About Mary") and Emmy(R) Award-winning writer Bobby Mort ("The Colbert Report") serve as writer-creators and executive producers. Farrelly, Mort, AUDIENCE Network's Christopher Long, Bart Peters and Primary Wave's Mark Burg and David Guillod will serve as executive producers. Jonathan Schwartz will serve as producer. Farrelly also directed all 10 episodes. "Loudermilk" stars Golden Globe(R) Nominee Ron Livingston ("Office Space") as Sam Loudermilk, Will Sasso ("Happy Gilmore") as Ben, Laura Mennel ("Watchmen") as Allison, Anja Savcic ("I Love You, Beth Cooper") as Claire, Toby Levins ("Fear the Walking Dead") as Carl, Mark Brandon ("Supernatural") as Reardon and Timothy Webber ("Cypher") as Ed. The series centers on Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything. He is unapologetically uncensored, and manages to piss off everyone in his life. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.
S.W.A.T. (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Lin directed the pilot.
IT HAPPENED HERE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) It Happened Here (Nov. 10): Each episode takes viewers to the exact site of a celebrity's controversial or tragic event to retrace their final footsteps and backtrack through the places that help tell the story and solve the riddles surrounding the case. From the Las Vegas Strip where Tupac Shakur was gunned down to the New York apartment where Heath Ledger died, It Happened Here paints a more complete picture of what really happened before a celebrity's life changed forever. Other hour-long episodes include the stories behind Selena, Joan Rivers, Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe. It Happened Here is produced by Buck Productions.
STALKER FILES, THE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) The Stalker Files (Nov. 10): Take an unnerving dive into the cases of stalkers whose unrelenting obsession with a celebrity led to jarring and tragic ends. Every hour-long episode unfolds with two seemingly separate timelines building to a climax of fear and violence with each story presented through expert interviews, recreations, actual case files and insights from seasoned law enforcement officials. See the chilling stories behind the stalking cases involving Erin Andrews, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, David Letterman, Christina Grimmie, Rebecca Schaeffer and Brooke Shields. The Stalker Files is produced by Buck Productions.
FUTURE MAN (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) as "Josh Futturman," a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel's Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe - their parents.
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2017) She's Gotta Have It the Netflix Original Series from Academy Award(R) Nominated Director SPIKE LEE is a 10-episode contemporary update of Lee's 1986 revolutionary debut film. Starring DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) in the central role of Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: Greer Childs played by Cleo Anthony (Divergent), Jamie Overstreet played by Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), and Mars Blackmon played by Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos. Chyna Layne (Precious) and Ilfenesh Hadeara (Baywatch), Margot Bingham (Barbershop: The Next Cut), Sydney Morton (Love, New York), and Joie Lee (Do The Right Thing) also star. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, he created and produced the show. Tonya Lewis Lee is Executive Producer. Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage are also Producers. She's Gotta Have It was SPIKE's landmark film which he shot in 12 days during the long hot summer of 1986. The film signaled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies. The new She's Gotta Have It is SPIKE's first TV series.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 4/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score." "Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus' life. Other historical figures that play prominent roles in the production include Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King Herod.