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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
BECCA'S BUNCH (NICK JR)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 3:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 3:00 PM-3:30 PM EST
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MAGNUM P.I. (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs back-up on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, John Fox and Danielle Woodrow are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Lin directed the pilot from a script by Lenkov and Guggenheim.
MANIFEST (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny. The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. Jeff Rake will write and executive produce. David Frankel will direct and executive produce the pilot. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive produce. "Manifest" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Compari Entertainment.
BRAVO'S PLAY BY PLAY (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, September 2018) Bravo Media presents "Bravo's Play by Play," a new primetime talk show premiering Monday, September 24 at 10PM ET/PT for a three episode run. Hosted by actor and Bravo fanatic Jerry O'Connell and executive produced by Andy Cohen, the series will feature Jerry alongside a panel of actors, comics, tastemakers, and athletes discussing the buzziest Bravo moments and hot topics à la SportsCenter. Jerry is the captain of the ultimate Bravo post-game and he's breaking it all down play by play. "Bravo's Play by Play" will spend a half hour on Monday nights reviewing the wildest Bravo moments of the week from everyone's favorite shows, discussing the juiciest news, highlights, and updates that viewers absolutely need to know. Host Jerry O'Connell is truly a walking encyclopedia of Bravo history, joined by a panel including Esquire's editor-at-large Dave Holmes, former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub, and TV host and comedian Michael Yo. Additionally, Jerry will be checking in with his wife and fellow Bravo superfan Rebecca Romijn to get her take on all of the weekly drama. "Bravo's Play by Play" will create a safe space for any and all of the unapologetic Bravoholics who just can't get enough of their favorite network.
FBI (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the "Law & Order" franchise, FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These first-class agents bring all their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence, in order to keep New York and the country safe. Craig Turk, Dick Wolf, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski and Niels Arden Oplev (pilot only) are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Oplev directed the pilot from a story by Wolf and Turk, and a script by Turk.
NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof - and return it to the glory that put it on the map. The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine. David Schulner will write and executive produce. Kate Dennis will direct and executive produce the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer will produce. "New Amsterdam" is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.
MR INBETWEEN (FX)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 11:25 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:25 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from FX's press release, June 2018) Mr Inbetween, the new half-hour drama series created by and starring Scott Ryan, will premiere in September on FX. In Mr Inbetween, Ryan plays "Ray Shoesmith," a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you're a criminal for hire. The six-episode season, written by Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton, stars Ryan, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Jackson Tozer, Nicholas Cassim, Chika Yasumura and Matt Nable. The series was shot in Australia and is produced by Blue-Tongue Films and Jungle Entertainment, in association with FX Productions, Screen Australia and Create NSW. Ryan, Edgerton and Jason Burrows are Executive Producers and Michele Bennett is Producer.
SINGLE PARENTS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/18 at 9:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood. The series begins when the group meets Will, a 30-something guy who's been so focused on raising his daughter that he's lost sight of who he is as a man. When the other single parents see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the dating world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn't mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.
MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) They say friendship isn't one big thing, it's a million little things; and that's true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way, they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves.
FOREST OF PIANO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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LOST SONG (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) An all-new, classic fantasy starring Yukari Tamura and Konomi Suzuki as the two heroines. Rin (Konomi Suzuki), an energetic girl who loves to eat, lives in a verdant frontier village. Deep within the royal palace in the bustling capital city, the songstress Finis (Yukari Tamura) spends her days in solitude. Both share a special power no other person has. A miraculous power that can heal wounds, create water and stir the wind -- the power of song. Guided by destiny, the two young women each face an arduous journey with the power of song. The shadow of war looms over the kingdom, tainting even the miraculous songs with the blood of innocents. Loved ones meet their deaths as silent screams echo through a stone prison. As two destinies intersect, will the final song be one of despair, hope or...? The series is comprised of 12 episodes, and is a LIDENFILMS x Dwango co-production. Lost Song will debut globally on Netflix in 2018.
MADE IN MEXICO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced the arrival of their first Mexican reality series, Made in Mexico. The captivating reality show follows Mexico City's wealthy socialites and their opulent lifestyles. The series is set to debut globally on September 28 on Netflix. Made in Mexico follows the lives of nine well-to-do socialites, revealing the flawed lives of the seemingly perfect elite. They are passionate, unapologetically real, fashionable and sophisticated, and know how to set trends in one of the world's most culturally vibrant cities, where family name is your bond and legacy is everything.
TWO CATALONIAS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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COOL KIDS, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) From executive producer Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") and starring Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier ("The Carmichael Show," "In Living Color"), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull ("Veep", "Roseanne"), Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan ("Will and Grace," "American Horror Story") and Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence ("Mama's Family," "The Carol Burnett Show"), THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun - because, at their age, what do they really have to lose. HANK (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include CHARLIE (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and SID (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in. Complicating matters is MARGARET (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she's not going to take crap from anyone - especially not these three. But what unites them all is their shared belief that they're not done yet - not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. Our self-proclaimed "cool kids" are determined to make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet.
ALL OF MY HEART: THE WEDDING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 9/29/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, August 2018) Stars: Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott; Jenny and Brian's wedding plans are interrupted when Meg arrives, claiming she's also an heir to their inn. Now they must focus on raising the money to buy Meg out, and Brian considers returning to Wall Street, until Bucks County has a fundraiser. Still, they're short on the funds they need, and an interested buyer shows up who intends to rebuild the aging structure rather than tenderly repair it like Jenny and Brian always have. For now, though, focusing on marrying is all that matters to these loving innkeepers, who hope their happy-ever-after can be spent creating more romance in Emily's Inn.
BELIEVE ME: THE LISA MCVEY STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/30/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2018) From the executive producer behind Girl in the Box and Girl in the Bunker, comes the disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story. In early hours of November 3, 17-year-old Lisa McVey rode her bike home after working a double shift. Earlier that night, she'd written a suicide note, contemplating ending her life after years of sexual abuse by a family member. But suddenly, she finds herself in a fight to stay alive when she is abducted. In order to survive, Lisa develops a relationship with her captor, using reverse psychology to orchestrate her eventual release. Once Lisa is safely home, she discovers police and even her own family refuse to believe her. It's only when a veteran detective hears the details of her story that Lisa finally finds someone she can open up to. As they piece together her story, they realize that her abductor is the notorious serial killer that the Tampa PD is hotly pursuing. Since Lisa left a trail of clues, the police are on his trail, but will they find him before he strikes again? Stars Katie Douglas, David James Elliott and Rossif Sutherland (2018).
GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) GOD FRIENDED ME stars Brandon Micheal Hall in a humorous, uplifting drama about Miles Finer (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), an online journalist. Brought together by the "God Account," the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he'll play along and, in the process, change his life forever. Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Siega directed the pilot from a script by Lilien & Wynbrandt.
MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN AMERICA (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, August 2018) Be afraid. Be very afraid. Evil lurks in every corner of the country. "Most Terrifying Places in America" takes you on a treacherous trip across the nation's most horrifying haunts. Take a ride on the dire side as we uncover the most bone-chilling manors and inns, and visit real life ghost towns so cursed shivers will run down your spine. Join us as we stop at the nation's scariest attractions, which will leave you feeling like a wide-eyed, freaked-out kid again, and come along as we unearth the most frightening forests, forts and freeways. #MostTerrifyingPlaces
US & THEM (SONY CRACKLE)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2013) When two people finally come together, they never come together alone. US & THEM is an outrageous but authentic ensemble single-camera comedy about a pair of young lovers, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them. New York pharmaceutical copywriter GAVIN (Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter, "Parenthood," "The Event") is a neurotic Woody Allen-ish personality with indie-rock looks, who has never been in love. On the other hand, pretty Pennsylvania-based printing press employee STACEY (Alexis Bledel, "Mad Men," "Gilmore Girls") has a subtle wit and has been engaged before. For the past six months, they have been flirting online and finally agree to meet...with their best friends in tow for double-date safety. Gavin and Stacey's wingmen are, respectively, CHRIS "ARCHIE" ARCHULETTA (Dustin Ybarra, "We Bought a Zoo") and NESSA (Ashlie Atkinson, "Inside Man," "Rescue Me"). Archie is often wrong but never in doubt and the loudest, most outrageous character in any room. Nessa is brutally blunt - actually, just brutal, in general - with a rock-a-billy look, complete with messy tattoos (many of which she doesn't remember getting). Gavin lives in an apartment below his parents, PAM (Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek, "Whitney," "Raising the Bar," "Malcolm in the Middle") and MICHAEL (Kurt Fuller, "Psych," "Midnight in Paris"). With zero filter and little volume control, Pam is fearful she is aging and that the good times may be behind her. Michael thinks of himself as the family's voice of reason. He is wrong. Dillsburg, PA, is a tiny dot of grit in the green countryside. Stacey lives there with her widowed mom, GWEN (Kerri Kenney, "Reno 911!"). BRIAN (guest star Michael Ian Black, "Ed"), Stacey's uncle, and her late father's brother, has taken on the role of family protector. He is a simple man who is amazed by the little things in life...like white Toblerones. Stacey's long-distance romance unnerves both Gwen and Brian, who fear she might fall in love and move away to the big city. When all of these characters collide to create a salty but sweet romantic comedy, we wonder not if the two leads will get together, but how they ever will stay together. After all, it's complicated enough trying to make a relationship work. But the biggest complications of all are the friends and family who are part of the package deal. US & THEM is produced by Sony Pictures Television and BBC Worldwide Productions. It is based on the hugely popular and multiple-award-winning BBC series "Gavin and Stacey," which was created and written by James Corden and Ruth Jones. US & THEM is adapted and written by David J. Rosen ("I Just Want My Pants Back"), and executive-produced by Rosen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Corden and Jones. Steve Coogan and Henry Normal serve as executive producers for Baby Cow Productions. Michael Patrick Jann ("Drop Dead Gorgeous") directed the pilot.
NEIGHBORHOOD, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) THE NEIGHBORHOOD stars Cedric the Entertainer as an opinionated neighbor in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. When Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family arrive from Michigan, they're unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. However, their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), is wary of the newcomers, certain that they'll disrupt the culture on the block. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home. Jim Reynolds, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment), Wendi Trilling, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Rhone and James Burrows (pilot) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Burrows directed the pilot from a script by Reynolds.
HAPPY TOGETHER (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) HAPPY TOGETHER stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West in a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when Cooper (Felix Mallard), an exuberant young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them. Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe, Ben Winston, Harry Styles, Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Phill Lewis directed the pilot from a script by McAuliffe and Earl.
BRAKE ROOM (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, September 2018) Start your engines motor enthusiasts, because we're putting the pedal to the metal in Discovery Channel's all-new motor game show BRAKE ROOM, in which celebrity contestants try to predict what happens in the craziest viral videos from the motor world. Comedian and unapologetic Boston sports nut Nick Stevens hosts the series and pits gearheads against each other to test their motor knowledge in the hopes of winning the alluring 'mystery box'. From four-wheel fails to two-wheel triumphs, this series brings the fun, excitement and downright ridiculousness you won't want to miss. BRAKE ROOM premieres Monday, October 1 at 11PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. This season is jam-packed with celebs and motorheads alike, including Discovery favorites like master car builder Jesse James, Deadliest Catch's Sean Dwyer, Moonshiners' Tim Smith and Josh Owens, as well as extreme stuntman 'Wee Man' of the popular Jackass franchise. In each episode, two of these car fanatics will go head-to-head in a number of challenges where they use their background, judgement and motor knowledge to help them answer questions about viral clips of outrageous auto accidents, blunders and mishaps. It's a race to the end to see which of these motorheads has enough knowledge to become a BRAKE ROOM champ.
TRANS AM (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, August 2018) In 1977, the country watched the Trans Am race across the silver screen and a new generation of car lovers was born. For years, American muscle cars ruled the road, but that time came to an end... but the story doesn't end there. Entrepreneurial brothers Scott and Tod Warmack risked everything they had to acquire the exclusive rights to the Trans Am brand to pioneer a new-era of the American muscle car. Together, the Warmack brothers embark on a forward-looking journey, fueled by nostalgia, to restore and recreate an American staple while forging a reputation in the competitive automotive industry in Discovery's all-new series TRANS AM, premiering Tuesday, October 2 at 10pm ET/PT. For decades, no other muscle car ruled the roads like the Trans Am. So when the automotive icon fell into oblivion, car savants Scott and Tod Warmack risked everything to acquire the rights in an attempt to resurrect the legendary brand from extinction. Now, builder Scott and businessman Tod are giving the greenlight to the Trans Am legacy by restoring old muscle cars and building new ones to breathe life back into American muscle and put the beloved car back on the pavement. Operating out of production-facilities Trans Am Depot and Trans Am Worldwide, the brothers and their team of talented car savants re-engineer and meticulously craft classic icons from the inside out. The team will uncover existing bodies and build new ones to house some of the baddest engines and equipment to satisfy auto-aficionados across the country. The Warmack vision is larger than life and there are few boundaries that can't be pushed, but can a few guys from the panhandle of Florida pull off the restoration of a lifetime?
STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:15 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, September 2018) CBS All Access today announced that STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS, four stand-alone short stories, will begin rolling out on Thursday, Oct. 4, in anticipation of the early 2019 return of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Each short will run approximately 10-15 minutes and will be an opportunity for fans to dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the expanding "Star Trek" universe. Each of the STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS four stories will center on a key character, including familiar faces from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Doug Jones (Saru) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), in a short he will also direct, as well as a new character unfamiliar to fans, Craft, played by Aldis Hodge.
I FEEL BAD (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From executive producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect. The cast includes Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley. Aseem Batra will write and executive produce. Julie Anne Robinson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Amy Poehler, Dave Becky and Josh Maurer also executive produce. "I Feel Bad" is produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
INTO THE DARK (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2018) In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into The Dark is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum's independent TV studio. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new installment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse's signature genre/thriller spin on the story.
DANCING QUEEN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Dancing Queen is a hilarious and heartfelt docu-series set in the dancing, prancing, world of the multi-talented, multi-layered Justin Johnson - aka Drag Superstar Alyssa Edwards - as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life. Filmed in Justin's hometown of Mesquite, Texas, Dancing Queen goes behind the makeup and into the drag performer's highly competitive Beyond Belief Dance Company as he prepares a young class for an intensely competitive season.
ELITE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Las Encinas, the best and most exclusive school in Spain where the elite send their children to study, is also where three working class kids have just been admitted after their academy was destroyed by an earthquake and the local council divided up the students between the different schools in the area. The clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose creates the perfect storm that ultimately ends in a murder. Who is behind the crime?
YG FUTURE STRATEGY OFFICE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2018) The fate of YG Entertainment, the most scandalous K-pop label, is now in the hands of its most unexpected artists and staff. Starring, Seungri of BIGBANG, YG Future Strategy Office premieres worldwide on Netflix October 5, 2018.
IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, July 2018) Breaking up is hard to do for any couple but for Hollywood's biggest stars there is more at stake than just a broken heart. The end of a relationship for celebrities can mean huge scandals, vicious custody battles, libelous accusations that can tarnish a career and financial ruin. Irreconcilable Differences covers the contentious splits between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, Hulk and Linda Hogan, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Madonna and Sean Penn, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Roseanne and Tom Arnold. With insightful commentary from legal, relationship, crisis management and entertainment experts, each hour-long episode chronicles the affairs, abuse and addictions that poisoned the headline-grabbing marriages and will uncover every step of each ugly uncoupling as family, friends and fans are forced to take sides. Irreconcilable Differences is produced by Buck Productions.
UNPROTECTED SETS (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, September 2018) From executive producers Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz (Push It Productions) & Barry Poznick, President of MGM's Unscripted Television and MGM Television, UNPROTECTED SETS will take a raw, unfiltered look at stand up through the eyes of the funniest up and coming comedians from across the country. Shooting in Portland, San Diego, D.C., Minneapolis and Atlanta, each episode presents a compelling portrait of a comedian on the verge of breaking out to become the next big name in comedy. The diverse lineup of breakout talent offers insights into the motivations behind baring one's soul for a living. Their dynamic, personal, and hilarious performances - where nothing is off limits - will show us exactly how, in their own inimitable way, each comedian turns life into art.
MOTHER'S WORST FEAR, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/6/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Alice is starting a new chapter in life by moving on from her highly stressful job as a hostage negotiator and putting more focus on her family. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down when her daughter is abducted with no demand for ransom. As Alice uses her expertise with abduction cases to do everything to find her daughter, she discovers the kidnapper has a personal vendetta against her husband Brent with malicious consequences. Stars Katrina Begin, Joey Lawrence, Lily Delamere, David Chokachi. (2018).
FALLING FOR YOU (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/6/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, August 2018) Stars: Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes; While planning a fundraising event, Lacey, a small New England town's radio station manager meets her match in a visiting businessman who can't seem to see beyond the screen of his laptop computer, until she ropes him into participating in her bachelor bake-off to help save the station.
NO ESCAPE ROOM (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/6/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, September 2018) A father and daughter check out a small town escape room and discover there is something sinister about the place. Starring Mark Ghanimé ("Reign").
IRON CHEF (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, August 2018) Never before seen in the United States, three brand new Japanese Iron Chefs battle valiantly to defend the honored throne in the place where it all began. Jun Kurogi, Yuji Wakiya, and Yosuke Suga proudly assume the title and take on formidable secret ingredients and challengers each week. Allez Cuisine!
HIT PROPERTIES WITH NATHAN MORRIS (DIY)
· [series premiere - special time] · 10/6/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, September 2018) Nathan Morris, founding member of the Grammy-award winning group Boyz II Men, is making the transition of a lifetime looking for his next big hit, but it's not the type of hit you'd expect. The music icon is swapping his microphone for blueprints as he applies his innovative, high-end flavor to the house flipping market. The new DIY network four-part series Hit Properties with Nathan Morris premieres Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and follows Nathan's odyssey as he transforms an 8,200-square foot, dated and neglected mansion in Orlando, Florida, into a magnificent modern estate. In each episode, Nathan's big vision, keen eye for design and refined finishes turn the home into a grand showplace. Filled with hilarious moments and an abundance of style, the series showcases Nathan and his team as they deliver a jaw-dropping home renovation and an even better source of entertainment. "On the business side, I've invested in some lucrative real estate deals, and, on the personal side, I've done some construction, renovating and designing," said Nathan. "But I've never brought the two together in one project. This was my chance to do that - on a massive scale!"
GIRL IN THE BATHTUB, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/7/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2018) The dark, psychological drama The Girl in the Bathtub is inspired by the true story of Julia Law (Caitlin Stasey), a young paralegal struggling with issues of addiction, found dead in her boss's bathtub in Philadelphia just shy of her 27th birthday. Her boss, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer (played by Jason Patric) whom she had recently begun dating, was interviewed by authorities as they investigated Julia's death. But it is soon revealed her boss was just one of three lovers Julia had - raising questions about whether any of them may have had a motive to kill her. So the question remains - who killed Julia Law?
DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 10/7/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) A fresh new take on an established favorite, "Dancing with the Stars Junior" will pair celebrity kids and kids of celebrities with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, to be announced at a later date. Slated to debut in Spring 2018, "Dancing with the Stars Junior" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.
STAR WARS RESISTANCE (DISNEY)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 10/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, October 2018) "Star Wars Resistance," a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of "The Force Awakens," takes flight with a one-hour premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD. The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Following its U.S. debut, "Star Wars Resistance" will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide. In the one-hour premiere titled "The Recruit," Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids and creatures. While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe's old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his new friend BB-8 as he'll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.
HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOWDOWN (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 10/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, August 2018) This Halloween, Food Network is putting the haunted back into haunted house with the thrilling competition Haunted Gingerbread Showdown, premiering Sunday, October 7th at 10pm ET/PT. Over four episodes, host Sandra Lee pits nine of the best gingerbread artists in the country against each other to create spooky gingerbread masterpieces that embody the season. Judges Jamika Pessoa and Jason Smith are joined by rotating judges, including the "Mistress of the Dark" herself, Elvira, to determine the winners of the first three heats, who will square off against each other in the finale for a chance to win the ultimate Halloween treat -- $25,000 and to be featured in Food Network Magazine. But beware, these aren't your grandma's cute gingerbread houses. With surprises lurking around every corner, these wildly haunted original creations tell a darker story.
BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY (ESPN)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/18 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ESPN's press release, September 2018) ESPN announced today a 20-hour, 10-part documentary "Basketball: A Love Story" from Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores. The sweeping project, which consists of more than 60 interconnected "short stories," will be available across multiple ESPN platforms in a variety of viewing experiences. Klores has created a vibrant mosaic of the game, featuring 165 exclusive interviews. The cast encompasses basketball's most prominent figures, from Bob Cousy, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dr. J, Yao Ming, Stephen Curry and Diana Taurasi, to Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant. Klores' short stories explore the complex nature of love as it relates to the game and opens the window to insights and perspectives about race, politics, media, art, business, style and entertainment. The episodes will feature different narrators: Chadwick Boseman, Julianne Moore, Chris Cuomo, Ashley Judd, Michael Che, Ansel Elgort, Ahmad Rashad, Robin Quivers, Daveed Diggs, and Fisher Stevens. "With 'Basketball: A Love Story,' Dan Klores weaves together the threads of many current and historical elements in a way that has never been done before, and it brings people inside the game in a fascinating manner," said Connor Schell, EVP, Content, ESPN. "This is a special labor of love for Dan, and that comes through in the remarkable stories he chooses, the intricate way that he intertwines them, and how he tells them with care and humor - exploring the game of basketball, the cultural themes around it, and our own connection to it." The unique format of "Basketball: A Love Story" gives ESPN the chance to offer it to viewers in a variety of ways. Beginning on Tuesday, September 18, all 62 short stories will be available on the ESPN App. The full film will air in a serialized format in primetime on ESPN over five Tuesdays: October 9, from 7-11 p.m., October 16, from 7-11 p.m., October 23, from 7-11 p.m., October 30, from 8 p.m-12 a.m., and November 13, from 8 p.m-12 a.m. (all times ET.) For a more binge-style experience, a special preview of the full film will be shown in two installments on ESPN2 on September 25 (9 p.m. - Episodes 1 through 5) and September 27 (9 p.m. - Episodes 6 through 10).
ALL AMERICAN (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School's football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer's mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it's an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy's son, Jordan (the team's starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father's attention - or the team spotlight - with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan's sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes - and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good. Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. ALL AMERICAN stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Karimah Westbrook. ALL AMERICAN is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers April Blair ("Reign"), Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Riverdale"), Sarah Schechter ("The Flash," "Riverdale") and Rob Hardy ("Power").
SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Based on Samin Nosrat's best-selling, James Beard Award-winning book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking. Directed by Caroline Suh, each episode of this four-part series joins our spirited guide Samin as she travels to home kitchens of Italy, the southern islands of Japan, the heat of the Yucatán and back to Berkeley's Chez Panisse - where she started her culinary career - to demystify and explore the central principles of what makes food delicious and how each of us can easily incorporate those elements into every dish. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is produced by Jigsaw Productions, the creators of Cooked.
RETURN OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, July 2018) Deep in the Louisiana Bayou lives a legend. Shelby Stanga is known as the Swamp Man - and he's been ruling these parts for years. He earned a fortune hauling valuable cypress out of the muddy waters and won a reputation as King of the Swamp. But a couple years back, it all fell apart. His orders dried up, he lost everything and he retreated deep into the swamp. But life in the bayou has been turned upside down. Record flooding has destroyed homes and businesses, and now, Shelby's friends and neighbors are in trouble and need him more than ever. So the Swamp Man is springing into action. He's on a mission - to help get his fellow swampers back on their feet and get himself back on top in the process. But he won't be doing it alone - he's bringing along his new protégé Angela, and she'll need to be a quick learner because the Swamp Man will put her through the ringer. But Shelby's not stopping there. He's pulling out every toy he's got up his sleeve - including the biggest of 'em all - his forty ton barge he's lovingly nicknamed "The Leviathan." THE RETURN OF SHELBY THE SWAMP MAN follows Shelby's comeback. The show highlights his expertise, ingenuity, humor and overall craziness. Shelby will teach a new generation the ins and outs of the swamp. In the end, Shelby's determination to help those around him and help himself in the process will be his greatest adventure yet. And there's nothing that will stop him to get the job done.
LIGHT AS A FEATHER (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2018) An innocent game of "Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board" goes wrong when the five teen girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they're being targeted - and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
FIGHTWORLD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's iconic novel, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past -- some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald's Game), The Haunting of Hill House is a complex family drama wrapped in a chilling horror story. Trevor Macy serves as executive producer alongside Flanagan. Meredith Averill acts as co-showrunner and executive producer. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive produce, as well.
ROMANOFFS, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2018) The highly anticipated original contemporary anthology series, The Romanoffs, is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video Friday, October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays. This is the first anthology series for Amazon Prime Video that will roll out on a weekly basis. The Romanoffs will be available initially in the original version in over 200 countries and territories, with dubbed foreign language versions coming in early 2019. "The Romanoffs is an ambitious event series that will be the first-ever anthology released weekly on Prime Video," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, "Filmed around the globe and featuring an incredible, star studded cast, each episode will be a surprise gift to the audience. We are grateful to Matthew Weiner for bringing this groundbreaking series to life for our Prime audience." The Romanoffs is created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Set in seven countries around the globe, The Romanoffs was shot on location in three continents collaborating with local productions and creative talent across Europe, the Americas, and the Far East. Each story takes place in a new location with a new cast. The first episode, "The Violet Hour' stars Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Ines Melab and Louise Bourgoin and the second story, "The Royal We," starring Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishe, Janet Montgomery and Noah Wyle.
TITANS (DC)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from DC Universe's press release, June 2018) At the heart of DC UNIVERSE will be all-new exclusive original live-action and animated series based on DC's iconic characters. Developed by Warner Bros. Television, Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol are scheduled to debut in 2019, following the dramatic, live-action adventure series Titans which premieres later this year. Warner Bros. Animation is also developing a slate of animated TV series based on existing fan favorites, including Harley Quinn and the highly anticipated third season of the popular Young Justice: Outsiders animated series which are both scheduled to debut in 2019. Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, October 2018) Multi-talented young actors Dakota Lotus and Ruby Rose Turner lead the ensemble cast of "Coop & Cami Ask the World," Disney Channel's new live-action comedy. The series follows the antics of middle-school siblings Coop and Cami Wrather, who co-host a popular online show while balancing life, family and friendship, premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, on Disney Channel (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), in the DisneyNOW app and on Disney Channel VOD (12:01 a.m. local). The second episode will be available immediately following the series' premiere (9:00 p.m. EDT) in the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel YouTube. Made for kids and families, the live-action comedy follows Cooper (Lotus) and Cameron (Turner) Wrather, two middle-school siblings who co-host Coop's online show "Would You Wrather." With the help of their little brother Ollie and Coop's best friend Fred, the duo present out-of-the-box questions and results to the show's millions of followers (aka Wratherheads) who help them solve life problems - both mundane and madcap. Every day is an adventure in the Wrather's hectic household, which also includes their older sister Charlotte and mom, Jenna. Whatever the question or result, Coop and Cami tackle adolescence and everyday family situations with humor and heart. Also starring are Olivia Sanabia ("Just Add Magic") as their older sister Charlotte; Albert Tsai ("Dr. Ken") as Coop's best friend Fred; Paxton Booth ("The Toy Box") as their little brother Ollie and Rebecca Metz ("Better Things") as their mom Jenna.
FISH MY CITY WITH MIKE IACONELLI (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Nat Geo WILD's press release, July 2018) Even in the world's biggest cities, you don't need to venture far to find wildlife. Cast your reel and join Nat Geo WILD on an urban fishing adventure in new series FISH MY CITY WITH MIKE IACONELLI. The six-part series follows award-winning professional bass fisherman and TV personality Mike "Ike" Iaconelli (@mike_Iaconelli) on his global search for the world's most iconic fish living alongside some of the world's busiest concrete jungles. From Austin, Miami, New York and New Orleans to Taipei and London, Iaconelli traverses the globe's most exotic cities, encountering fish of all shapes and sizes in the most unexpected metropolitan locations. FISH MY CITY WITH MIKE IACONELLI premieres Friday, Oct. 12, at 10/9c on Nat Geo WILD, and will premiere globally in 140 countries and 38 languages.
POD SAVE AMERICA (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HBO's press release, September 2018) The hit political podcast POD SAVE AMERICA comes to HBO for a series of four specials, debuting FRIDAY, OCT. 12 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET/ PT), with other specials debuting subsequent Fridays at the same time. Funny and informative, POD SAVE AMERICA will be taped the same day in front of live audiences in Miami (Oct. 12), Austin (Oct. 19), Philadelphia (Oct. 26) and Irvine, Cal. (Nov. 2). POD SAVE AMERICA will be hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor, former aides to President Obama, who will break down the week's events and help Americans figure out what matters and how to make a difference in these turbulent political times. After a brief recap of up-to-the-moment political news, each edition will feature a pre-taped field piece highlighting a local issue, followed by a discussion with hosts, their co-host and guests, who will include local and national politicians, journalists and activists. The twice-weekly podcast "Pod Save America," which is also hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor, has been downloaded more than 310 million times since launching in Jan. 2017.
CUCUY: THE BOOGEYMAN (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/13/18 at 7:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, September 2018) A teenage girl confined to her home on house arrest soon discovers that the nightmarish urban legends of the Mexican boogeyman, El Cucuy, are actually true. Starring Marisol Nichols ("Riverdale") and Brian Krause ("Charmed," "House of Purgatory," "Sleepwalkers").
SINISTER SURROGATE, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/13/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Josh and Danielle have found the perfect surrogate, Kailee, to bear their child. But when Kailee gives birth to a beautiful baby girl, the happy couple learns how deep and dark a mother's love can go. But is it really Kailee whom they need to fear, or is she just a pawn in someone else's game? Someone who will stop at nothing to take what she views as hers. Stars Kelly Thiebaud, Brian Ames, Jaclyn Hales, Maeve Quinlan (2018).
UNDER THE AUTUMN MOON (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/13/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, August 2018) Stars: Lindy Booth, Wes Brown; While visiting a dude ranch that is a potential acquisition for the outdoor adventure company she works for, Alex, an eager candidate for a big promotion discovers what matters most when she reignites her passion for the great outdoors; and becomes smitten with the ranch's owner in the process.
KARMA (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/13/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, September 2018) When recent college grad Manny has trouble making ends meet, his father-in-law offers him a job evicting delinquent tenants. Manny soon finds himself unleashing a karma demon which stalks him at every turn. Starring Mandela Van Peebles ("Jigsaw"), Brytni Sarpy ("Truth or Dare") and Tony Amendola ("Annabelle," "Once Upon a Time").
TERROR IN THE WOODS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/14/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2018) Inspired by true events, Rachel (Ella West Jerrier) and Kaitlyn (SophieGrace McCarthy) are two quiet, shy 12-year-old best friends in small town Georgia. Like many 12 year-olds, they liked having sleepovers and spent much of their time on the internet often looking up scary stories. Their favorite internet spooky story is that of the Suzerain, a clawed monster who lures children to his palace in the forest. To their parents, it seemed like a harmless ghost story, but in reality, the girls believed the Suzerain was real and that he would hurt their families unless they did what he told them to, which was perform a blood sacrifice. Together, they settle on their friend Emily (Skylar Morgan Jones) as their target, stabbing her with a pair of scissors. Miraculously, Emily survives the brutal attack, and Rachel and Kaitlyn are picked up by the police. As the investigation begins, bigger questions about use of the internet and the state of the girls mental health come to the forefront. Had Kaitlyn's parents Dani (Angela Kinsey, The Office) and Nathan (Drew Powell, Gotham), and Rachel's mom Jackie (Carrie Hood, Devious Maids), been aware of the extent of the girls fascination with the Suzerain? Should the ultimate blame be placed on the dark side of the internet or the deeper issue of mental health? Or was there nothing that could stop the hold that Suzerain had over Rachel and Kaitlyn.
CHARMED (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) "Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie, about their family. Mel is a graduate student in the women's studies department her mother heads at Hilltowne University; Maggie is a freshman considering rushing a sorority (to Mel's amused dismay) and going "on" again with her on-again off-again boyfriend Brian. But then, a shocking tragedy shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond: Marisol dies in a horrifying accident. Or was it? Three months later, we find Mel unable to accept the official explanation of their mother's death, while Maggie accuses her of being morbidly obsessed. And then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy, whom their mother kept a secret all these years! Macy is new in town and doesn't know a soul (except for Galvin, the cute fellow scientist who's been showing her around). Macy is eager to connect with Mel and Maggie, but Mel can't handle another shock, and shuts her out. With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others' thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don't worry, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation... or so says Harry Greenwood (who as far as they know is the officious new chair of the women's studies department), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they're actually powerful witches, as was their mother. And he's not really a professor, he's their "Whitelighter," a witch's advisor and guide! Not only that, but Mel was right: their mother's death was no accident - she was murdered by unknown dark forces. It's a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones... and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us... one of whom killed their mother. With the Power of Three, they are stronger together... even if they have no idea what they're really up against. Starring Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, Rupert Evans, Ser'Darius Blaine, Charlie Gillespie, and Ellen Tamaki . Based on the original series, CHARMED is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jessica O'Toole ("Jane The Virgin"), Amy Rardin ("Jane The Virgin"), Jennie Snyder Urman ("Jane The Virgin"), Ben Silverman ("The Office"), Brad Silberling ("Jane The Virgin") and Carter Covington ("Faking It").
CAMPING (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, July 2018) To celebrate her husband Walt's 44th birthday, the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn gathers together her meek sister, her holier-than-thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong - and what was supposed to be a delightful, back-to-nature camping trip quickly becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won't soon be forgotten. Starring Jennifer Garner ("Love, Simon"; Emmy(R) nominee and Golden Globe winner for "Alias") and David Tennant ("Jessica Jones," "Doctor Who"), the comedy series CAMPING launches its eight-episode season SUNDAY, OCT. 14, exclusively on HBO. The show is written and executive produced by Lena Dunham (creator and star of HBO's "Girls"), Jenni Konner (executive producer of HBO's "Girls") and John Riggi, and is based on the British series of the same name created by Julia Davis and produced by Baby Cow Productions. The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. CAMPING follows a group of old friends as they arrive at the underwhelming Brown Bear Lake campsite to celebrate a landmark birthday, sparking heightened emotions, latent tensions (sexual and otherwise) and memories they'd rather forget. Other series regulars include: Juliette Lewis (Oscar(R) nominee for "Cape Fear"), Arturo Del Puerto ("Independence Day: Resurgence"), Ione Skye ("Fever Pitch"), Janicza Bravo (directing credits include "Lemon" and HBO's "Divorce") and Brett Gelman ("Stranger Things"). The recurring cast includes Bridget Everett ("Trainwreck").
MYTHICAL BEASTS (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, September 2018) They are the stuff of legend, popularized in movies and television and described in detail in fantasy literature. For thousands of years, humankind has believed in mythical creatures, from dragons and cyclops, to vampires and sea monsters. Where did the stories of these fabled beasts come? Science Channel will reveal the origin stories of popular monster mysteries, in MYTHICAL BEASTS, a new eight-episode series premiering Sunday, October 14 at 10pm ET/PT. Each episode will look at the history, archaeology and truths behind legendary creatures. Scientists dig up elephant skeletons to investigate how they inspired the myths about the Cyclops. They hunt through old maritime logs to see why people believed the mighty Kraken was to blame for sinking ships, follow clues to the island of Crete where the menacing Grecian Minotaur was said to have lived, and unravel why the Chinese feared that dragons lived among them.
ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/18 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, February 2018) ABC has picked up "Sundays with Alec Baldwin," a new one-hour talk show hosted by Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of the most interesting people from American pop culture. From ABC and Baldwin's El Dorado Pictures, a sneak peek will air SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (11:35 p.m. EST/10:00 p.m. PST), following the 90th Oscars, on The ABC Television Network. "I'm excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field," said Baldwin. "I've enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera." "Alec's intellect, wit and wealth of life experience afford him a voice and perspective we haven't seen before in this format," said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. "When we shot the pilot, we knew immediately we had something special that we couldn't wait to share. We are excited to be working on a series that showcases Alec as one of today's most compelling conversationalists and highlights the type of intimate discussions that he has captured on his podcast for years."
AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH'S HISTORY OF HORROR (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/18 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:00 AM-1:00 AM EST
(from AMC's press release, July 2018) AMC today announced from the Television Critics' Association (TCA) Press Tour premiere dates for the global thriller "The Little Drummer Girl," a mini-series launching this November, and the debut of "AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror" on October 14 at 12 midnight ET/PT for late-night fright fans. "AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror" brings together the masters of horror - icons and stars who define the genre - to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear. The series features A-list storytellers including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis and Jamie Lee Curtis, among many others. "AMC Visionaries" is a year-round documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. In addition to the recently aired "AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics," and "AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction," previously announced series falling under the "AMC Visionaries" banner include the upcoming "AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook."
FAKE OR FORTUNE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/18 at 8:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM EST
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GOOD EATS: RELOADED (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, September 2018) Alton Brown is revisiting the Good Eats library and renovating some classic episodes by adding new scenes, new science and new recipes. The result: Good Eats: Reloaded premieres Monday, October 15th at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Cooking Channel. The thirteen-episode series is both a celebration and update of favorite Good Eats moments, complete with Alton's signature humor and smart spin on food. And in true Good Eats fashion, fans can also expect cameras where they ought not be. Good Eats, written, produced and hosted by Alton Brown, premiered in 1999 and ran for thirteen years on Food Network before making the move to Cooking Channel where it airs to this day. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2007.
CONNERS, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2018) "The Conners" (working title), a spinoff of the groundbreaking family comedy "Roseanne," has been greenlit to series with an order of 10 episodes for fall 2018. After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family - Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. - grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns - with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails. The series, featuring John Goodman ("Dan"), Laurie Metcalf ("Jackie"), Sara Gilbert ("Darlene"), Lecy Goranson ("Becky") and Michael Fishman ("D.J.") as their beloved Conner characters, is set to air Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 p.m.). Additional cast members and a premiere date will be announced later. Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.
KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 8:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America's most turbulent decades. In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with little supervision. The household is turned upside down when oldest son Lawrence returns home and announces he's quitting the seminary to go off and "save the world." Times are changing and this family will never be the same. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
ROOKIE, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
T-PAIN'S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Fuse's press release, September 2018) Beloved hip-hop artist, comedic personality and business mogul T-Pain is taking his musical talent and entrepreneurial passion to television with his all-new series, T-Pain's School of Business premiering Tuesday, October 16th at 11:00p.m. ET/PT on Fuse. Follow T-Pain as he explores some of the most innovative and unique startups created by millennial entrepreneurs who are defining the future. As he gets a feel for each quirky and groundbreaking company (including everything from weed-friendly startups, autonomous delivery robots and digital instruments, etc.), each entrepreneur reveals how they got started and what it took to turn their ideas into reality. Viewers can tune in to watch T-Pain learn the ins and outs of each business while at the same time trying out new products and asking all of the startup questions we want answers to. Class is in session!
DISTRITO SALVAJE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced today that Wild District, the anticipated series that marks Juan Pablo Raba's (Narcos, 7 Años, Los 33, Six) return to Colombian television, will premiere on October 19th. The new action series will feature 10 episodes and will be available to Netflix members in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The rest of the cast includes Cristina Umaña (Narcos, Sala de Urgencias, Todos Quieren con Marylin), Camila Sodi (Luis Miguel La Serie, Señorita Pólvora, Camino A Marte), Carolina Acevedo (La Ley del Corazón, Francisco el Matemático, Pobre Pablo), Alina Lozano (Pedro el Escamoso), Juan Fernando Sánchez (Correo de Inocentes), Cristian Tappan (Narcos, Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal, El Señor de los Cielos), Juan Sebastian Calero (Narcos, Sin Senos Si Hay Paraíso), and Roberto Cano (Narcos, Comando Elite, Pobre Pablo), among other Colombian talent.
WANDERLUST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Netflix announced the premiere date today for Wanderlust, the upcoming dramedy starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Toni Collette (Hereditary, Little Miss Sunshine, United States of Tara, The Sixth Sense). Premiering on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 on Netflix globally outside the U.K., Wanderlust presents an authentic, multi-generational story about the complexities of love, grief, family and marriage when a relatable couple living a suburban lifestyle tries something unorthodox. The six-episode series looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible - or even desirable. Collette plays Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark alive with her husband after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbors and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.
GET A ROOM WITH CARSON & THOM (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 10/19/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, September 2018) Former Bravo "Queer Eye" favorites Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia have joined forces to form a dynamic design duo on Bravo Media's "Get a Room with Carson & Thom," premiering Friday, October 19 at 9PM ET/PT. Their expert skills are put to use revamping hum drum spaces while reminding viewers that the best accent piece is the pair's signature endearing charm. Carson and Thom are here to help fight the uniformity and ubiquity of American home design with a new business venture in "Get a Room with Carson & Thom." Carson has been bitten by the decor bug, and he's looking to his interior designer buddy, Thom, to take him under his wing and teach him the design trade from soup to nuts. Each episode will feature two clients looking to transform a space. Some have big budgets and some small, but they're all trying to create a beautiful room that is unique to them. With Carson's fashion sense and bold personality and Thom's designer acumen and friendliness, the bodacious besties will create breathtaking and affordable redesigns. These two arbiters of style work together, play together, argue, compromise and create spaces as only they can in their quest to make America chic again.
LOVE, OF COURSE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/20/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, August 2018) Stars: Cameron Mathison, Kelly Rutherford, Gabby Douglas; Amy has spent most of her adult life "helicoptering" around her daughter, Cara especially since her husband died six years earlier. With reluctance, Amy is helping Cara head off to college in another city. She then "conveniently" lands a job at Cara's college, much to Cara's dismay. When Amy meets Noah, a charismatic, well-traveled professor, she learns more about herself and discovers a new life of her own, filled with romance.
KILLER HIGH (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/20/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, September 2018) Sabrina's perfectly planned high school reunion goes south when a monster keeps killing all the guests in this horror-comedy. Starring Kacey Rohl (THE MAGICIANS, "Hannibal"), Asha Bromfield ("Riverdale") and Varun Saranga (WYNONNA EARP).
LOVER IN THE ATTIC, THE: A TRUE STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2018) Set in the 1930's, Dolly (Molly Burnett, Days of Our Lives) lived a seemingly perfect life with her husband Fred (David Fierro, The Knick), until she met and seduced their repairman, Otto (Kevin Fonteyne, Sun Records). As Dolly and Otto's affair intensifies, she secretly moves him into the attic so she could have him whenever she pleased. One night during a heated argument between Dolly and her husband, Otto bursts downstairs from the attic and kills Fred. Now the two star-crossed lovers must cover up the murder, but will they be able to keep their secret?
WOMAN IN WHITE, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2018) When a young man encounters a ghostly woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road, he is drawn into a web of intrigue that will transform his life forever. Offering his assistance to this distressed, spectral woman, he is later shocked to discover that she had just escaped from a nearby insane asylum.
NATIVE AMERICA (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2018) At the intersection of modern science and Native knowledge is a new vision of the world created by America's First Peoples. NATIVE AMERICA reaches back 15,000 years to reveal cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents, and a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: HONEYMOON ISLAND (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere - special time] · 10/23/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Lifetime's Real Love Tuesdays continues the love-fest with two new Married at First Sight spin-off series this Fall. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, the new eight episode series that follows a group of singles looking for love on an exotic island will premiere Tuesday, October 23 at 10pm ET/PT. The following week, Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, the new eight episode series that follows the lives of three happily married couples from past seasons of the franchise will premiere Tuesday, October 30 at 10pm ET/PT. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island moves to its regular 9pm ET/PT timeslot that day. In Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, past Married at First Sight participants get a second chance at finding their soulmate. A group of 16 participants - fan favorites, unmatched candidates from previous seasons and the addition of some new faces, will be invited to an exotic island for the opportunity to make deep connections and work on falling in love. At the end of their stay, couples must decide whether they want to get married or leave the island alone.
READY FOR LOVE (OWN)
· [series premiere - special night] · 10/23/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from NBC's press release, March 2013) NBC announced today that its new relationship show "Ready for Love" has revealed the 36 women who will have the opportunity to compete for true love. The women have a chance to find romance with three successful and handsome men, hand-selected by executive producer Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives"). The series, from Longoria's UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, Renegade 83 and Universal Television, focuses on three extraordinary men -- Ben Patton, an international financier from Dallas, Texas; Tim Lopez, a member of the popular music group Plain White T's from Austin, Texas, and Ernesto Arguello, an entrepreneur with a social vision from Miami, Fla. -- who are committed to finding their soul mate. Giuliana and Bill Rancic will host the series where preeminent matchmaker Amber Kelleher-Andrews, relationship author Tracy McMillan and professional dating coach Matthew Hussey will help the men find their perfect matches. The series will premiere on Tuesday, March 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) and will move to its regular day and time slot with its 2nd episode airing Sunday, March 31 (8-10 p.m. ET).
BODYGUARD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2018) Netflix has picked up the BBC One's breakout hit "Bodyguard" starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes and will premiere the thrilling series (outside Ireland & The UK) on October 24.
LEGACIES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It's here that Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults - including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby - come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves... in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be - or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies. LEGACIES stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. LEGACIES is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), Brett Matthews ("The Vampire Diaries"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Gina Girolamo ("The Originals").
BLOOD RUNS COLD (ID)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, August 2018) The loss of a loved one is devastating, but when the crime goes unsolved and the perpetrator unpunished, the grief is compounded. BLOOD RUNS COLD tells stories of individuals who went to unimaginable lengths to uncover the truth.
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Kiernan Shipka, imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature - half-witch, half-mortal - while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions. Cast includes: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Bronson Pinchot.
CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY MANOR (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/27/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
ZOMBIE AT 17 (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/27/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) With the exception of losing her older sister in a hit-and-run, 17-year-old Tia Scott has had a pretty normal life. That is until she starts exhibiting strange symptoms and realizes she's caught a virus that's slowly turning her into a zombie. Desperate to find a cure, the only person she trusts is a loner at school, Flynn, a self-proclaimed expert in all things paranormal. But Tia's life gets even worse when a friend of her boyfriend, Connor, is murdered. Tia knows that Connor's friend Jason is involved but going to the cops makes her a target and with the clock ticking until Tia's too far gone to recover, she enlists the help of her mother Kate and a reclusive doctor in hopes they'll stop the disease before Jason finds out she's the snitch. Stars Laura Fortier, Seamus Patterson, and Celeste Desjardins (2018).
DEAD IN THE WATER (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 10/27/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, September 2018) An all-female crew on a boat in the middle of nowhere must deal with an invader on their ship. Starring Nikohl Boosheri ("The Bold Type").
PATRIOT ACT WITH HASAN MINHAJ (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj will debut on Netflix on Sunday, October 28th. Netflix has committed to an unprecedented 32 episode order, making Minhaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show. Minhaj's weekly comedy show will explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity. Each week, Minhaj will bring his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.
CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, September 2018) Lace up your boots because you're about to embark on the journey of a lifetime with the family that's bringing khaki back! The Irwins - Terri, Bindi and Robert - return to Animal Planet in a new series that gives audiences an all-access, front row seat to experience the sights and sounds of their thrilling wildlife adventures around the globe and the amazing animals that continue to inspire their conservation efforts. From running Australia's largest family-owned zoo, Australia Zoo in Queensland, to crisscrossing the world protecting and celebrating the most wondrous animals on the planet, The Irwins work thoughtfully and tirelessly to carry on Steve's mission to bring people closer to animals and ignite the connection that will ensure an abundance of wildlife for generations to come. CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS launches as a global series premiere beginning Sunday, October 28 at 8pm ET/PT and will be seen in Animal Planet's 360 million homes around the world. CRIKEY! IT'S THE IRWINS features the Irwins working together to care for more than 1,200 animals at Australia Zoo; overseeing a world class wildlife hospital, the largest of its kind in the world; and conducting high-octane global expeditions. Animal Planet audiences ride along with Terri as she propels Steve's conservation mission forward, which has included expanding the once two-acre Australia Zoo into a world-class 750+-acre zoo with 105 acres open to the public. Bindi, now 20 years old, focuses her passion for animals at Australia Zoo's Wildlife Hospital, Australia's best equipped wildlife treatment facility which rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick, injured, or orphaned native wildlife. Robert demonstrates a curiosity, deep knowledge and expertise for all the animals around him, as well as an infectious enthusiasm to share this experience with others; a memorable trait often showcased by his father.
AMANDA TO THE RESCUE (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, July 2018) With a joy and passion larger than life, Amanda Giese treats the seemingly hopeless animals in her Washington state home, primarily focusing on dogs that others have given up on. Alongside Amanda are her two kids, Jade and Beast, and her partner Gary. Together, the family cares for animals in need and helps them get the second chances and loving forever homes they deserve. Where others see animals with no hope, Amanda sees an animal full of love who needs her help. AMANDA TO THE RESCUE premieres Sunday, October 28 at 9PM ET/PT. Throughout the season, Amanda will launch large scale rescue missions across the country to save dozens of animals with major medical or special needs, from being euthanized. She'll journey to crowded California shelters that are overrun with displaced and injured animals from deadly wildfires. Amanda will also fly to Puerto Rico to help a dog rescue operation that needs assistance in their recovery efforts after hurricane Maria, and to Hawaii after the eruption of Kilauea to lend a helping hand by relieving the shelters of their overcrowdings and helps bring dogs in need to safety.
BUSY TONIGHT (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2018) E! brings viewers all the best in pop culture as the new late night talk show, "Busy Tonight," hosted and executive produced by actress and social media sensation, Busy Philipps, premieres on Sunday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT. The half hour talk show, airing every Sunday through Wednesday, will feature everyone's favorite unfiltered Hollywood best friend giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics with candid celebrity guest interviews and original comedic segments. The network has also tapped former Co-Executive Producer of Bravo Media's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Caissie St.Onge, to serve as showrunner. Longtime writer and producer, Caissie St.Onge, joins "Busy Tonight" after nine years with "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" and has previously worked on popular, Emmy-winning talk shows such as "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and "The Late Show with David Letterman."
LADYGANG (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/28/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, September 2018) Forget ladylike! Anything goes when E!'s new topical series "LadyGang" premieres Sunday, October 28 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Inspired by the popular podcast, "The LadyGang," the twelve episode, thirty-minute series will follow Hollywood's hottest girl posse, Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin, and Jac Vanek as they are joined by celebrity guests for un-filtered, honest and hysterical champagne-fueled discussions about the things you would only divulge to your closest girlfriends. With no topic off limits, the hilariously unapologetic trio will talk about subjects ranging from social media, to personal vices, money, sex, relationships, and balance of power with guests including Ed Sheeran, Karamo Brown, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Robin Thicke and April Love Geary, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin Mchale and more. This girl gang will deliver moments that'll leave you laughing and feeling empowered.
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: HAPPILY EVER AFTER (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2018) Lifetime's Real Love Tuesdays continues the love-fest with two new Married at First Sight spin-off series this Fall. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island, the new eight episode series that follows a group of singles looking for love on an exotic island will premiere Tuesday, October 23 at 10pm ET/PT. The following week, Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After, the new eight episode series that follows the lives of three happily married couples from past seasons of the franchise will premiere Tuesday, October 30 at 10pm ET/PT. Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island moves to its regular 9pm ET/PT timeslot that day. Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After follows three couples from past seasons who have decided to stay married beyond the experiment, chronicling the daily milestones of married life - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Shawniece and Jephte from season six (Boston), and Ashley and Anthony from season five (Chicago), will be among the couples featured in the series.
MONSTER ENCOUNTERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, September 2018) Wildlife expert Casey Anderson is not afraid to get dangerously close to the largest and fiercest creatures on the planet. In Travel Channel's new series "Monster Encounters," premiering on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, his mission is to track down and document evidence of animals so large, or unusual, that they defy belief. Employing the latest technologies and his lifetime of wildlife experience, Anderson travels to remote corners of the earth in search of elusive creatures. Throughout the eight hour-long episodes, he leaves no stone unturned, collecting clues and connecting the dots until he gets up-close and personal with the beasts he seeks.
TELL ME A STORY (CBSAA)
· [series premiere - special night] · 10/31/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, August 2018) CBS All Access announced today its upcoming psychological thriller series, TELL ME A STORY, will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Following the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays. TELL ME A STORY's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The announcement was made by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access, at CBS' biannual Television Critics Association presentation. In addition, a sneak peek trailer for TELL ME A STORY was shown during the series' TCA panel which featured a conversation with executive producer Kevin Williamson and cast members Billy Magnussen (Nick), Dania Ramirez (Hannah), Danielle Campbell (Kayla), Dorian Missick (Sam) and Davi Santos (Gabe). TELL ME A STORY takes the world's most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. The cast of TELL ME A STORY includes James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.
HOMECOMING (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, September 2018) HOMECOMING is a mind-bending psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (creator of MR. ROBOT). Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives. Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, HOMECOMING is created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg. The cast also includes Jeremy Allen White, Alex Karpovsky, Dermot Mulroney, among others. HOMECOMING will debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video November 2, 2018.
WATERGATE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, August 2018) HISTORY(R)'s definitive original documentary, "Watergate," from Academy Award(R)-winning director Charles Ferguson ("Inside Job"), will make its theatrical debut on Friday, October 12 in New York at Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center. The theatrical release of "Watergate" will follow premieres at the Telluride Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Following the theatrical release, "Watergate" will premiere on HISTORY on November 2 at 9pm ET/PT. The special six-hour, three-night event series chronicles one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics and features a roster of some of the most important media, legal and political figures from the scandal, including Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, John Dean, Jill Wine-Banks, Richard Ben-Veniste, and many others. The current political climate in the U.S. has triggered renewed interest in the Watergate scandal. The film explores many of the same issues being debated today on a national level, including executive privilege and the handling of Presidential misconduct.
CHRISTMAS JOY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/3/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2018) Hallmark Channel announces Danielle Panabaker ("The Flash") and Matt Long ("Timeless") are set to star in "Christmas Joy," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere for Holiday 2018. "Christmas Joy" is part of the network's #1-rated program event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4. In "Christmas Joy," Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company's top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account's CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby's best friend back home in Crystal Falls, NC. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn't be worse, Joy immediately comes to her Aunt's bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrews (Long), son of Ruby's best friend Shirley. Joy also must navigate Ruby's stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town's legendary annual Cookie Crawl, a walking home tour where owners display holiday decorations and treat each other to Christmas cookies all while vying to win the prized Golden Wreath Award. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take her aunt's place as chair of the Cookie Crawl much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben's attempts to "co-captain," she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home for the holidays.
CHAD LOVES MICHELLE (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 11/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, September 2018) "Chad Loves Michelle," from Relevé Entertainment and InventTV, will feature an honest inside look at the path to marriage between Grammy award-winning singer Michelle Williams, one-third of chart-topping Destiny's Child, and Chad Johnson, sports chaplain to professional sports organizations. Having been together for a year and never in the same city for more than seven days, the newly engaged couple is turning to intensive pre-marital counseling to help prepare them for life together as husband and wife. Both are relocating to Los Angeles from different cities in the months leading up to their wedding, but not to the same bedroom. Guided by their faith and unwavering values, the couple has vowed to consummate the relationship only after they are wed. Each episode will feature real issues the couple is tackling in their everyday lives, including Michelle's high-profile battle with mental health issues, and the lessons they learn from the pre-marital counseling sessions that bond them stronger together.
MURDER IN THE FAMILY WITH GERALDO RIVERA (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, July 2018) Geraldo Rivera dives deep into some of the darkest hours in a celebrity's life when they lose a family member to murder or had a family member commit the ultimate crime. Most people gaze upon a celebrity and see talent, privilege and material success but the real lives of celebrities are often complicated with heartbreaking misfortunes lurking in the shadows. Hour-long episodes show the real stories behind the tragedies that befell Jennifer Hudson, Dylan McDermott, Kelsey Grammer, Donatella Versace, Woody Harrelson and Dave Navarro with a look at the shocking crime, the investigation, the trials and the aftermath that resulted from the life changing loss. Murder in the Family with Geraldo Rivera is produced by Treadmill Productions in association with EarthTouch, USA.
ROAD TO CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
MARRYING FATHER CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CLIQUE (POP)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 11/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, August 2018) CLIQUE, a six-part seductive drama from the creators of the British TV hit "Skins," comes to Pop TV this fall. Premiering with a two-hour television event on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM, ET/PT, this new binge-worthy drama follows childhood best friends Georgia (Aisling Franciosi, "Game of Thrones") and Holly (Synnove Karlsen, "Medici: The Magnificent") as they embark on the so-called best years of their lives at a university. They are quickly drawn into an alluring world of lavish parties and an elite clique of alpha girls, who intern at a corporation led by their economics professor, Jude (Louise Brearley, "Sherlock"). But after witnessing an underbelly of drug use, sex, betrayal, violence and self-harm, Holly suspects a darkness lurking behind the corrupt corporation and must work to figure out its mysteries without encountering deadly consequences. All six episodes of CLIQUE will launch on the "Pop Now" app for Apple, Android and Roku immediately following episode two on Pop TV.
IT'S CHRISTMAS, EVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/10/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2018) Hallmark Channel announces music icon LeAnn Rimes will star in the network's original movie, "It's Christmas, Eve," which premieres this holiday season as part of the most watched holiday program event on television, the eight-week holiday extravaganza, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is the #1-rated program event on television and Hallmark Channel is the #1-rated TV network in all of Q4. In addition to starring, Rimes has also written three songs for the film, two of which she performs in the movie: the title song, "It's Christmas Eve" and "You And Me And Christmas." In "It's Christmas, Eve," Rimes plays Eve Morgan, an interim school superintendent whose job it is to travel from city to city turning broken schools around. One day, Morgan is surprised to find she's been assigned to a high school in her hometown. In a "meet cute" moment, Eve meets Liam Bailey (Tyler Hynes), single dad of Abby Bailey (Eden Summer Gilmore), and head of a music department that is in the red and under the gun to miraculously turn around or be shut down. Music is close to Eve's heart; her late father was a jazz musician who taught her how to play music and sing. So raw is her dad's passing that Eve hasn't performed in a very long time. Now, the interim school superintendent predisposed to saying no may be persuaded to say yes to save the dreams of many while learning to live her own.
CHRISTMAS IN LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
DEADLY SILENCE (ID)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Investigation Discovery's press release, August 2018) DEADLY SILENCE follows the baffling murder mysteries where it's not just one person who's hiding something - it's everybody. From closed communities and secretive organizations, to religious groups and tight-knit families, this series unravels the cases where police don't just have to crack the case, they need to penetrate a wall of silence too.
REAL COUNTRY (USA)
· [series premiere] · 11/13/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, August 2018) USA Network announced today that its new music showcase series REAL COUNTRY has added country stars Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd and Big & Rich as celebrity guests. The network also announced a special appearance by the beloved country icon Willie Nelson, and set Graham Bunn - most recently from Southern California's #1 country station, Go Country 105 - as host. Each episode will feature one of the special celebrity guests alongside REAL COUNTRY's permanent panel of artists - five-time GRAMMY Award(R)-winning trailblazer Shania Twain, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jake Owen and GRAMMY Award(R)-winning music legend Travis Tritt. From Wilshire Studios, the eight-part series will premiere Tuesday, November 13 at 10/9c, and has Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin set to executive produce. Additional celebrity guests will be announced soon. In each hour-long episode, Twain, Owen and Tritt will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs and themes of country music. The best artists from each showcase will perform in a two-hour grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music's next breakout acts.
ORIGIN (YOUTUBE)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from YouTube's press release, July 2018) From the producers of The Crown and Outlander comes ORIGIN, a riveting new sci-fi thriller where a group of strangers find themselves stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet. The abandoned passengers must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be. The cast features an international roster of stars including Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2), Tom Felton (Harry Potter Series, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Flash) and newcomer Sen Mitsuji. Rounding out the cast of series regulars are Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Madalyn Horcher, and Siobhán Cullen. ORIGIN is created, written, and executive produced by Mika Watkins. The series is executive produced by Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, and Rob Bullock from Left Bank Pictures, alongside Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio, and Paul W.S. Anderson. ORIGIN is a Left Bank / CiTVC co-production in association with Sony Pictures Television, International Production.
KOMINSKY METHOD, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award(R) Winners Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life's inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, The Kominsky Method is an 8-episode, half-hour single camera show created by 8-time Emmy Award Nominee Chuck Lorre.
SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/16/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the '80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson's unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/17/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2018) Hallmark Channel announces country music sensation and 2018 Daytime Emmy(R) Award nominee Kellie Pickler ("Pickler & Ben") is set to star in the network's original holiday film, "Christmas At Graceland," which begins production July 9. The film will shoot on location at the historic home of the late legend, the one and only King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The holiday film is filled with music made famous by Elvis, America's first rock and roll superstar and one of the most important cultural forces in history. "Christmas At Graceland" is part of the network's #1-rated program event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of 4th Quarter. In "Christmas At Graceland," Laurel (Pickler), a Chicago-based business executive travels to Memphis to secure one of the city's oldest family-owned banks. While in Memphis, Laurel reunites with an old flame Clay, a local music promoter with loftier aspirations. Though Laurel tries to keep her eye on the prize of the business acquisition, Clay is very persuasive reminding her of the days when they were a performing duo on the brink of stardom. Now Laurel's focus turns to the home of the Blues and dreams of making music again.
JONESTOWN: TERROR IN THE JUNGLE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/17/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2018) Airing in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre that claimed the lives of more than 900 people, the two-night special event paints a picture of Jim Jones' transformation from charismatic preacher and champion of civil rights into egomaniacal demagogue who led the biggest mass suicide in American history. Based on the best-selling book by investigative journalist Jeff Guinn, and featuring archival footage - including secret FBI and CIA recordings, unreleased photographs and previously classified documents - "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" will attempt to answer the questions how? and why? The definitive account also includes new interviews with survivors and Jones family members.
GODWINK CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/17/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, October 2017) From Executive Producers Kathie Lee Gifford and SQuire Rushnell Based on the book by SQuire Rushnell; This is about true stories demonstrating that God communicates with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. As you read the riveting accounts of everyday and famous people, you will begin to recognize that God winks in your own life, both past and present. Through these tangible signposts from God, we receive personalized messages that reassure us, stop us from worrying, chart our path in life, and help us keep the faith.
MINGLE ALL THE WAY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2018) As the ongoing clashes between the Trump administration, the Department of Justice and the FBI continue to make headlines, SHOWTIME will premiere a new documentary series from Oscar and Emmy award-winning director Alex Gibney. ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI (working title) will provide an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI. The four-part documentary series will premiere its first installment on SHOWTIME on Sunday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner's book, ENEMIES: A HISTORY OF THE FBI, the series presents the long, complex history of presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI's job to enforce it. Yet, this history also reveals the abuse of power is not only reserved for elected politicians. Men of zeal within the bureau, too, have abused their power. ENEMIES tells the story of the epic confrontations between the President and the FBI. From Nixon and Hoover to Trump and Comey, each battle illuminates a different facet of our democracy and the rule of law. Using the present as a prism, we look back to see which lessons held up, which didn't and how the current investigation of the Trump administration might turn out. The series will include intimate interviews with current and former officials, including those who were present for these moments in history, as well as interviews with journalists who broke the stories. Additionally, ENEMIES: THE PRESIDENT, JUSTICE & THE FBI will feature rare archival video, audio and photographs juxtaposed with short, stylized reconstructed scenes that will place viewers in the room during some of these momentous historical events.
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, September 2018) The eight-episode drama series MY BRILLIANT FRIEND will debut SUNDAY, NOV. 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), with the second episode debuting MONDAY, NOV. 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT); other episodes will debut subsequent Sundays and Mondays at the same time. Filmed in Italian, the series is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Elena Ferrante. When the most important friend in her life seems to disappear without a trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, switches on her PC and starts writing her own story, and that of Lila. She tells the tale of their friendship, which started at school in the 1950s. Set in a dangerous but fascinating Naples, it is just the start of a story spanning 60 years of life. A tale that attempts to unveil the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend. Her best friend, and her worst enemy.
IMPEACHMENT OF BILL CLINTON, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, September 2018) Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of former President Bill Clinton, A&E Network will premiere the comprehensive six-part documentary series "The Impeachment of Bill Clinton" (w.t.) from Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R)-winning producer Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions and Emmy(R)-winning director Blair Foster. Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with exclusive new interviews, the series examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting influence and reverberations on our country. Exploring broader topics including media, feminism, politics and power, the documentary investigates the history leading up to the impeachment trial and chronicles the role each of these forces played in this story of sex, power, money, lies and ideological warfare. Beginning Sunday, November 18 from 9-11pm ET/PT, the limited documentary event unfolds over three consecutive nights and traces the twisted, intertwined series of events that led to the impeachment trial that set the nation on the path towards a more staunchly partisan political system. The series features arresting archival footage as well as comprehensive interviews with the people closest to the events including a timely, in-depth reflection on the topic with Monica Lewinsky.
RETURN TO CHRISTMAS CREEK (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2018) SHOWTIME has announced that it will premiere season six of its hit drama series RAY DONOVAN on Sunday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The network also announced the premiere date for the new limited series ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA on Sunday, November 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. RAY DONOVAN stars multiple Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe winning role. Directed and executive produced by Emmy winner Ben Stiller, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is an eight-hour limited series starring Academy Award(R) winners Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette and Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano. The announcement was made today at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is based on the stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 which spawned a statewide manhunt for two convicted murderers, aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who carried on months-long affairs with both men. Del Toro plays convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette plays Tilly Mitchell, a working class wife and mother who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both men, ultimately agreeing to hide hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to help them get out. Dano plays David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who may have genuine feelings for Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt's plot. The cast also features Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Bonnie Hunt, acclaimed actor Eric Lange and Emmy nominee David Morse. Produced by SHOWTIME, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is written and executive produced by Brett Johnson (Mad Men) and Oscar nominee Michael Tolkin (The Player), who met while working as writers on RAY DONOVAN. In addition to Stiller, Johnson and Tolkin, Bryan Zuriff (Steve Jobs, RAY DONOVAN), three-time Academy Award nominee Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Fifty Shades of Grey) via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions serve as executive producers.
LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, THE (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 11/19/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, August 2018) AMC today announced "The Little Drummer Girl," will premiere in the U.S. as a must-watch, three-night television event with a two-hour episode on November 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additional two-hour episodes will air on consecutive nights at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on November 20 and November 21. Based on John le Carré's best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name, "The Little Drummer Girl" is a six-part miniseries starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)Award-winner Alexander Skarsgård ("Big Little Lies") as Becker, twice Academy Award-nominated and Tony-nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) as Kurtz and BAFTA-nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie. Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; "The Little Drummer Girl" weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. "The Little Drummer Girl," which hails from the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series "The Night Manager," marks the television debut of visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) and was filmed at locations including the streets of London and Prague and architectural phenomena such as the Acropolis in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon in Greece's Attica Peninsula.
CHRISTMAS ON HONEYSUCKLE LANE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/19/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
HOPE AT CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/20/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/21/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
QUEEN AMERICA (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook Watch's press release, May 2018) "Queen America," a new scripted series starring multi-award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, has been given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order by Facebook's new video platform Facebook Watch. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Queen America" is a dark comedy about Vicki Ellis, the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone who hopes Vicki can mold her into worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner. But when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki's entire reputation might be at stake.
CHRISTMAS AT GRAND VALLEY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND MISTLETOE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
MY WINDFALL DREAM HOME (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2018) The new series My Windfall Dream Home features designer David Bromstad, star of HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home, as he helps clients who receive surprise cash windfalls find their new dream home. Whether from a bonus at work, a lucky day at the casino or an inheritance from a family member, the unexpected winnings allow these homebuyers to invest their new wealth into an ideal property.
CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel announces a veteran, all-star cast for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "Christmas Everlasting," based on New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick's novel, The Second Sister. Headlining "Christmas Everlasting" is Tatyana Ali ("Fly," "The Young & The Restless"), Daytime Emmy(R) nominee Dondre T. Whitfield ("Queen Sugar," "All My Children"), Golden Globe Awards(R) nominee Dennis Haysbert ("Reverie," "Far From Heaven"), and Emmy(R) Award nominee and recording legend Patti LaBelle ("Patti LaBelle's Place," soundtrack "License to Kill"). "Christmas Everlasting," now shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, will premiere Thanksgiving Weekend. "Christmas Everlasting" is the 262nd installment of the fabled Hallmark Hall of Fame, still the longest-running and most award-winning series on television. In "Christmas Everlasting," Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York's top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when her older sister with special needs, Alice, passes away unexpectedly, Lucy returns to Nilson's Bay, WI, to attend her sister's funeral and settle her estate. Lucy is not happy about returning to her small, close-knit hometown, where she is reminded of choices she made in the past. Once back in Nilson's Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice's former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice's eccentric will which states that for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days, which means being home for Christmas for the first time in a decade. Lucy begins her "sentence" believing she will be counting the days until she can leave; but soon, opportunities for relationships with Alice's friends arise and Lucy is overwhelmed by the town's adoration of her older sister. Grief and isolation will be moved to a back burner as the second sister is propelled toward a future filled with love and hope.
SHOE ADDICT'S CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
HOUSE HUNTERS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, July 2018) In a unique twist on HGTV's hit series House Hunters, House Hunters: Home for the Holidays features heartwarming stories of families searching for a new place to celebrate a most wonderful time of the year.
CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: LETTERS TO SANTA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
MAJESTIC CHRISTMAS, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
DOGS OF BERLIN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/7/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Dogs of Berlin tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will – and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities – and into a final decision on which side of the law they’re actually on.
HOMEGROWN CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
SUNDERLAND TILL I DIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2018) No one loves football like Sunderland. No one needs football like Sunderland. As its main industries of shipbuilding and mining have fallen by the wayside, SAFC (Sunderland Association Football Club) has become ever more important as the lifeblood of this unique city in the NorthEast of England. The fans are well known to be some of the most passionate and loyal. But what happens when they start to lose their club, too? In the era of multi-million dollar sponsorship deals and transfers, where the stakes have never been higher or the rivalries more fierce, this brand new Netflix original series sets at its heart the unfailing passion of this UK Northern town for its beloved football club. The series will take its audience through the highs and lows of SAFC's first season in the Championship following its painful relegation the previous year. The production company is Fulwell 73 (I am Bolt, The Class of '92), exec producers are Leo Pearlman and Ben Turner.
GINGERBREAD ROMANCE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
TIME FOR ME TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
ENTERTAINING CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
REUNITED AT CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS COPY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
CHRISTMAS MADE TO ORDER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries unveils its slate of original premieres during its highly anticipated "Miracles of Christmas" holiday programming event, featuring an impressive slate of 14 new, original holiday movies airing in November and December. These holiday movies are all compelling, new dramas that will inspire the true meaning and miracles of Christmas. The heartfelt and inspiring holiday celebration begins Friday, October 26 12 pm ET/PT. The exclusive lineup of movies features stars; Christina Milian, Alicia Witt, Eloise Mumford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Miracles based on true stories and treasured novels will come to life on screen, including "A Godwink Christmas" from the bestselling Godwinks book series by SQuire Rushnell and wife Louise DuArt, who executive produce with longtime friend Kathie Lee Gifford, who stars in the movie as well. "Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane" starring Alicia Witt, and "Gift of Love," also detailing the miraculous and heartfelt true story of love and survival.
WATERSHIP DOWN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Beloved novel Watership Down will be reinterpreted into a four-part animated mini-series set to air in 2017. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.
FOCUS ON LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2018) Hallmark Channel's highly anticipated, annual "Countdown to Christmas" programming event is a social and cultural phenomenon as viewers flock to the network to get their yearly Yuletide fix and make it the #1 television network in all of Q4. As the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, Hallmark Channel yet again stakes its claim in original holiday programming, unveiling its most robust slate yet with 22 original holiday movie premieres. The "Countdown to Christmas" festivities begin Friday, October 26 at 12 pm ET/PT and invites viewers to cozy up to the largest slate of original holiday programming in television! Today's brightest and most celebrated stars have joined Hallmark Channel's merriment including Candace Cameron Bure, Alexa PenaVega, Jerrika Hinton, Lacey Chabert, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Danica McKellar and network debuts by world-renowned country artists LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. As cable's undisputed #1 holiday viewing destination, Hallmark Channel will continue to bring the cheer and the spirit of the season to families across the nation with the largest original holiday slate that no other network provides.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The show follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who's joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M's best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.
HAIR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/19/19 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, July 2018) NBC's "Hair Live!," the original rock musical that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has found its directorial duo: Stage director Diane Paulus, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's 2009 Best Revival of "Hair," will join Emmy Award-winning Alex Rudzinski, who will serve as live television director as he did for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," which just garnered him an Emmy nomination. "Hair Live!" is set for broadcast on Sunday, May 19, 2019 before a live audience. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music Live!," will executive produce the telecast. Rudzinski will also executive produce. "We have the dream team to bring 'Hair Live!' vividly to life and create another unforgettable night of live television," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "I was at the electrifying opening night of Diane Paulus' Tony-winning revival of 'Hair' 10 years ago and was blown away by how relevant and utterly joyous this show became in her hands. She is one of the most successful directors working in the theatre today and we're thrilled she will be collaborating with Alex Rudzinski, the most daring director working in live musical television. This show also has one of the great scores of all time with songs that climbed the charts 50 years ago and have since become iconic hits in our pop culture."