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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
NO TIME FOR SHAME (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/19/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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MORTEL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Empowered by a Voodoo spirit, seemingly incompatible high schoolers Sofiane, Victor and Luisa join forces to flush out the killer of Sofiane's brother.
CHEAT (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2018) Produced by Harry and Jack Williams ("The Missing," "Liar") and written by Gaby Hull, "Cheat" is a four-part miniseries that stars Katherine Kelly ("Strike Back," "Him" and "The Night Manager") and the BAFTA award winning Molly Windsor ("Three Girls"). At the heart of the drama is a dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Kelly), and her student Rose (Windsor). A seemingly open and shut case of academic deception quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both.
DINO GIRL GAUKO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, May 2019) In this Netflix original animated kids comedy series set in Japan, Naoko Watanabe is a typical tween ... except that she possesses a strange gift and curse: when her anger exceeds a maximum level, she turns into Gauko, the fire-breathing dinosaur girl!
DOLLY PARTON'S HEARTSTRINGS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Eight stories celebrating family, faith, forgiveness and more come to life in this series inspired by Dolly Parton's iconic country music catalog.
NARCOWORLD: DOPE STORIES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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NOBODY'S LOOKING (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Guardian angel Uli is new to the Angelus System. A rebel spirit, he makes shocking discoveries about life and how the world is run when he goes rogue.
SINGAPORE SOCIAL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Peer into the lives of young Singaporeans as they defy expectations and traverse the tricky terrain of career, romance and family.
FEED, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2019) On November 22, 2019, Amazon Prime Video will premiere all 10 episodes of The Feed in the US, Canada and Latin America. Written and executive produced by Channing Powell (The Walking Dead) and based on the novel by Nick Clark Windo, The Feed is a thrilling exploration about our addiction to technology, our fear of what it's doing to our brains, and our terror of having to live without it. In the near future, a high-tech implant connects our minds to "The Feed." Every interaction, emotion, and memory can be shared instantly. Tom (Guy Burnet) and Kate (Nina Toussaint-White) are a young couple trying to resist their addiction to tech. Tom's father, Lawrence (David Thewlis) invented "The Feed," and his mother Meredith (Michelle Fairley) is the CEO overseeing its daily operation. When strange and violent things begin to happen to its users, Tom must do all he can to protect his wife, Kate (Nina Toussaint-White) and baby daughter from his father's twisted creation. The Feed tells a very human story about survival, family, and the lengths that you would go to protect the ones you love. The Feed stars Guy Burnet (Ray Donovan), Nina Toussaint-White (Doctor Who), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), David Thewlis (Fargo), Jeremy Neumark Jones (One of Us), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men), Osy Ikhile (Black Mirror), Shaquille Ali-Yebuah (Save Me), Chris Reilly (Everest), and Jing Lusi (Crazy Rich Asians).
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS SHOES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) A pair of magical shoes step into Kayla Hummel's (Karpluk) holiday season, allowing her to rediscover her Christmas spirit and find love too. Magical Christmas Shoes is produced by Chesler/Perlmutter Productions.
CAROLE'S CHRISTMAS (OWN)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/19 at 9:00 PM
(from OWN's press release, October 2019) Starring acclaimed actresses Jackée Harry and Kimberly Elise, "Carole's Christmas" tells the story of Carole Jordan (Elise), an overworked businesswoman who learns the meaning of "be careful what you wish for" after she off-handedly wishes she had taken another path in life. When Carole's wish is granted, her world is turned upside down and the only person she can confide in is Iris (Jackée Harry), a woman she recognizes from her "past life." Carole no longer has time for the things that mattered most to her - family, friends and her annual Christmas party. She quickly learns how grateful she was for the previous life she was living. "Carole's Christmas" also stars Cayden K. Williams (star of OWN's "David Makes Man"), Bianca Buck and Anthony Montgomery.
CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, October 2019) Adrian Grenier ("Entourage," Marauders) AND Kaitlin Doubleday ("Nashville," "Empire") bring the holiday spirit to rock legend Elvis Presley's famed estate as they star in "Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays," a new, original movie premiering Saturday, November 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's beloved, number one-rated programming event, "Countdown to Christmas," celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4. Entertainment industry legend and Graceland steward Priscilla Presley makes a special appearance in this Hallmark holiday romance, shot on location at Graceland Mansion in Memphis. World-traveler Harper Ellis (Doubleday) returns to Memphis for the holidays to stay with her family and interview for an overseas position at a museum. While there, she takes an au pair position for wealthy widow Owen Reed (Grenier) while she awaits news about the museum job. Though Harper's spontaneity and Owen's love of structure initially clash, the two feel an undeniable spark. Harper encourages Owen to break out of his routine and spend more time with his children, while Owen encourages Harper to have confidence. Harper and Owen even prepare for a joint event at Graceland featuring a fundraiser for Owen's company and an exhibit on Elvis at Christmas Harper is producing for Priscilla Presley. When Harper and Owen develop romantic feelings for each other, and Harper realizes how much she enjoys living close to family, she must decide if she will make her home for the holidays her forever home.
TWINKLE ALL THE WAY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) To pull off a spectacular Christmas themed wedding at the exclusive Snowview Lodge, wedding planner, Cadence Clark (Drew) - joins forces with Henry Harrison (McPartlin), co-owner of a family-run Christmas decoration and house-lighting company. Cadence and Henry, both single parents of young daughters, grow closer as they contribute to each others' projects - Cadence with the wedding and Henry with his high-profile client, Mrs. Sutton (Warren), and her annual VIP Christmas Eve party. However, a snow storm threatens to wreak havoc on the wedding. But with help from Henry, family, and some holiday magic, Cadence may just be able to pull off the wedding and perhaps fall in love along the way. Twinkle All the Way is produced by Off Camera Entertainment with Stephanie Slack serving as executive producer.
MY HUSBAND'S SECRET TWIN (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2019) Melanie (Graham) suspects that her husband Derrick (Cosnett), the man she has known for years, is not who she married. At first, she dismisses it as an anomaly, but his behavior only grows stranger. Unable to shake her suspicions, Melanie embarks on a quest to find out what's wrong, studying her husband's odd behavior, following his every move, and probing into Derrick's past. My Husband's Secret Twin is produced by The Cartel.
TURKEY DROP (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Freeform's press release, September 2019) Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") joins Freeform's new Thanksgiving movie "Turkey Drop," set to premiere on SATURDAY, NOV. 23 (9:00 p.m. EST), during Freeform's "Kickoff to Christmas" programming stunt. Production began this week on the holiday feature which follows Lucy Jacobs (Olivia Holt), a small-town girl who has started her freshman year at a big-city university. When Lucy returns home for Thanksgiving break, she suspects she is about to get turkey dropped - dumped by her high school sweetheart. Cheryl stars as Nancy Jacobs, Lucy's vivacious, fun and outspoken mom. To avoid a Turkey Day travesty, Lucy steps out of her comfort zone during her hometown visit, proving she's not the same, play-it-safe girl she was with her high school boyfriend. As she takes control of her own life and makes choices that put herself first, she learns to let go of what's been holding her back, helping achieve what she truly wants out of life. Rounding out the cast are Ben Levin ("Legacies") who will portray Dean, a longtime family friend crashing the Jacobs family Thanksgiving, and Tyler Perez ("LA's Finest") who will portray Jordan, Lucy's high school sweetheart.
HOLIDAY HEARTS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
CHRISTMAS RECIPE FOR ROMANCE, A (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/19 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, September 2019) When a prestigious food festival and cooking competition comes to her small town, Abby sees it as the perfect opportunity to book up her failing family-run inn and win some much needed cash to save it from foreclosure. The only problem is... Abby is a terrible cook. But when a Christmas miracle drops a wellknown, and slightly disgraced celebrity chef named Jason Corwin on her doorstep, Abby knows this is her chance to save her business, and help Jason regain his reputation. And with a little pinch of sugar and a dash of Christmas magic, they may just end up cooking up more than a winning recipe. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Recipe for Redemption."
CHRISTMAS 9 TO 5 (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Jennifer (Sircar) is a tough crime beat reporter who gets the assignment of her life: to find the true meaning of Christmas. When she goes undercover in a department store as a 9 to 5 sales clerk from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, she finds her true calling and meets the man of her dreams. It's a Christmas she will never forget. Christmas 9 to 5 is produced by MarVista Entertainment with Larry Grimadli and Danielle von Zerneck serving as executive producers.
GIFT TO REMEMBER 2, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
OUR CHRISTMAS LOVE SONG (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
CHRISTMAS DUET, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, October 2019) Chaley Rose ("Nashville," "Code Black") and Rome Flynn ("How to Get Away With Murder," "The Haves and the Have Nots") work in perfect holiday harmony as they star in "A Christmas Duet," a new, original movie premiering Monday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's beloved, number one-rated programming event, "Countdown to Christmas," celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4. Teryl Rothery ("The Good Doctor," "Valentine in the Vineyard") also stars in this Hallmark holiday romance. Former pop music duo and couple Averie Davis (Rose) and Jesse Collins (Flynn) are reunited over the holiday season when Jesse's music tour brings him to the inn that Averie now owns. As the two spend time together preparing for the Christmas festival Averie is hosting at the inn, they rediscover long buried feelings toward one another. What's more, Averie lights a creative spark that Jesse has been missing, and Jesse seems to complete the beautiful home Averie has created in her community. While Averie balances planning for the festival and trying to impress hotel critic Phyllis Selig (Rothery), Jesse catches a glimpse of what a future with Averie would look like, possibly revealing a dream he never knew he had. As Christmas approaches, the two must decide if they are meant to live their lives solo or in harmony together.
COLLEGE BEHIND BARS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, July 2019) In November, COLLEGE BEHIND BARS debuts on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The four-part documentary film series, directed by award-winning filmmaker Lynn Novick, produced by Sarah Botstein, and executive produced by Ken Burns, explores the transformative power of education through the eyes of incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees. Shot over four years in maximum and medium security prisons in New York State, the series examines America's failure to provide meaningful rehabilitation for the over two million men and women living behind bars.
WRAP BATTLE (FREEFORM)
· [series premiere] · 11/25/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, August 2019) Freeform announced today that production has begun on the holiday gift-wrapping competition series "Wrap Battle" in Los Angeles. The six-episode series will follow nine contestants as they battle to become the ultimate wrapper and take home the coveted grand prize, valued at $50,000. The series will be hosted by comedian Sheryl Underwood ("The Talk"), with Carson Kressley ("RuPaul's Drag Race," "Get A Room with Carson and Thom") and Wanda Wen (founder of fine stationery and luxury paper brand Soolip) serving as judges. Celebrity guest judges will include Tony Award(R)-winning Broadway producer Candy Spelling, Sandra Lee, Sherry Cola ("Good Trouble"), Diggy Simmons ("grown-ish"), Lala Kent ("Vanderpump Rules") and designer Sabrina Soto. Nine contestants will be challenged to create eye-popping gift-wrapping masterpieces and inspire viewers to push their own holiday gift-giving to a whole new level. Each episode will pit the country's most inventive and artistic gift-wrappers against one another as they battle it out holiday-style in challenges ranging from creating the most over-the-top gift basket to wrapping some of the most outrageous objects.
CHECK INN TO CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/26/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
BROKEN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/27/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2019) Broken is a new investigative documentary series that identifies and deconstructs the systems that make consumer products vulnerable to fraud, corruption, and negligence - often at the expense of public health and safety. The series uncovers the truth behind the consumer price of the vaping industry, counterfeit cosmetics, plastics and fast furniture.
CHRISTMAS CLUB, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/27/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
VERY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/27/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) The Christmas lights are up and shoppers are flooding the quaint town of Mountain View, including one special store, Very Vintage Antiques. The shop's owner, Dodie (Mowry-Hardrict), is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, similar to the pieces in her shop. When Dodie finds a hidden box containing an eclectic collection of mementos chronicling a timeless romantic union, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Dodie manages to persuade the handsome new tenant, Edward (Hutch), at the listed address to help her with her search. Will they find the true owner and true love on their adventure? A Very Vintage Christmas is produced by Brightlight Pictures and The Kaufman Company.
SERVANT (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Apple TV+'s web site, November 2019) From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
LEVIUS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) With the casualties of war still haunting him, young Levius uses his prosthetic arm to take his fight into the brutal world of Mecha Boxing.
MERRY HAPPY WHATEVER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A strong-willed dad navigates the stress of the holiday season when his daughter brings her new boyfriend home for Christmas. Starring Dennis Quaid.
MYTHO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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CHRISTMAS AT THE PLAZA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
CHRISTMAS WISH, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/28/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Every December in the small town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana a wooden wishing box is placed in the park as a Christmas tradition. People write down their true heart's desire on a slip of paper and place it in the box in hopes that their wish will be granted. After a night out together, Maddie (Park) encourages her sister Faith (Burton) to put a wish in the box - a wish to experience true love for the first time. Faith and Maddie are surprised the next day when she meets the very handsome and eligible Andrew (de la Fuente). At first, Faith thinks that her Christmas wish has come true. But as Christmas nears, Faith begins to wonder if Andrew is really perfect for her, or if the wish is leading her to her best friend, Wyatt (Hilton). A Christmas Wish is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Also starring Lee Norris, Antwon Tanner, Bruce MacVittie, Madeleine McGraw, Aidan McGraw, Willie Garson, Colin Fickes, Rhoda Griffis, Barbara Alyn Woods, and Ryan Cabrera.
SANTA'S BAKING BLIZZARD (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 11/28/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, October 2019) On Thursday, November 28th at 9pm ET/PT it is an all-new competition series Santa's Baking Blizzard. On each episode of this four-part holiday tournament, Casey Webb challenges three teams of the country's most impressive ice sculptors and cake artists to create larger than life Christmas scenes for judges Jocelyn Delk Adams, Amanda Freitag and Zac Young. Teams must push their limit to bring festive holiday themes to life if they want to ice the competition and sleigh their way into the finale where they will compete for a stocking full of $25,000. Follow the competition using #SantasBakingBlizzard and relive the amazing cakes and gravity-defying ice sculptures from the show.
MOVIES THAT MADE US, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/29/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
documentary series which will take a deep dive into such films as Die Hard, Home Alone, Dirty Dancing and Ghostbusters
HARLEY QUINN (DC)
· [series premiere] · 11/29/19 at 9:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 AM-9:30 AM EST
(from DC Universe's press release, July 2019) Executive producers Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern, and supervising producer Jennifer Coyle premiered the pilot episode of the upcoming adult animated comedy series starring Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), who voices the title role of Gotham city's favorite Queenpin and is also an executive producer of the series. Fans were also treated to a new trailer highlighting even more laughs that will be coming their way this season. The series will premiere on DC UNIVERSE this fall.
CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: TIDINGS OF JOY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
STAGING CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Lori (Moon Frye) stages homes for a living and her busiest season is Christmas! Though she normally only stages homes that are for sale, she's intrigued when a wealthy widower named Elliot (Stults) asks her to stage his home for the holidays to cheer up his daughter, Maddie. As Lori starts remaking Elliott's home, she finds that Maddie isn't the only one in desperate need of the Christmas spirit. As Lori spends more and more time with Elliot and Maddie, she starts to feel like part of the family. While she was initially hired to simply stage the perfect Christmas in their house, she ends up creating it for the father and daughter in every way imaginable. Staging Christmas is produced by Hybrid, LLC with Jeff Schenck serving as executive producer.
BAKING CHRISTMAS (OWN)
· [original telefilm] · 11/29/19 at 9:00 PM
(from OWN's press release, October 2019) When Patty (Aloma Wright), the founder of the town's most popular and successful bakery, announces her plan to retire at the end of the year, her children step up to take over the family business. Patty and Phillip's (Tim Reid) children, Jennifer (Khalilah Joi), Angela (Leigh-Ann Rose) and Anthony (Arnell Powell), are qualified - and eager - to run the enterprise, and each has their own ideas for writing the bakery's next chapter. There is only one way to ensure the shop ends up in the right hands and that is a Christmas cake bakeoff. The gloves come off and the frosting flies as the siblings vie for control of the bakery in an unforgettable competition to create the best-ever Christmas confection. "Baking Christmas" also stars Yohance Myles from OWN's "Ambitions."
CHRISTMAS IN ROME (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, October 2019) Lacey Chabert ("Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For," Mean Girls) and Sam Page ("The Bold Type") deliver a romantic holiday postcard featuring the wonders of Rome, Italy, as they star in "Christmas in Rome," a new original movie premiering Saturday, November 30 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's beloved, number one-rated programming event, "Countdown to Christmas," which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4. Amanda DeLuca (Chabert) is an American tour guide living in Rome, Italy. Her passion for the city and unorthodox methods cause her to lose her job just days before the Christmas holiday, after once again taking her tourists off their assigned route. While contemplating her future, she stumbles into Oliver Martin (Sam Page), a high-powered New York business executive sent to Rome to help close a deal with one of Italy's top ceramics companies. Lost and late for his meeting, Angela helps Oliver get to his destination, but soon finds herself playing a central role in the deal, as the company owner will only sell to someone who understands the ways of Italy. Oliver smartly hires Angela to be his personal tour guide but gets far more than he bargained for, as a romance blooms between them amidst the backdrop of Rome at Christmastime, and he must learn that life moves at a different pace in Italy. As the deadline approaches for Oliver to close the deal, he is forced to face a choice between following his heart and following the money.
MERRY LIDDLE CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Marking her first foray into producing for television, Kelly Rowland partners with Kronicle Media for Merry Liddle Christmas. Inspired by her own recent Christmas catastrophe, Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie-- a successful, super-together single tech entrepreneur whose messy family descends on her gleaming new dream home for the holidays. Christmas traditions collide and family drama ensues as she struggles to keep her house together in time for a glossy video shoot of "the perfect Christmas." On top of that, the possibility of romance with a new neighbor has Jacquie questioning all her dating rules, so even though this isn't the Christmas she envisioned, it might just be the most magical one yet. Merry Liddle Christmas is produced by Kronicle Media and executive produced by Korin D. Williams, Harvey Kahn and Monique Nash. Kelly Rowland and Tim Weatherspoon serve as executive producers for Blue Den Productions.
SENSE, SENSIBILITY & SNOWMEN (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/30/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
CHRISTMAS CHALET (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/19 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, September 2019) A recently divorced mother books a chalet in a beautiful Christmas village in Vermont to try and rekindle Christmas magic for her teenaged daughter who feels like her family is ruined forever. When they arrive, they find that the house has been double booked and now they must share their family holiday with a grumpy writer who hates Christmas. Together, they'll learn that a little Christmas magic heals even the most broken heart.
CHRISTMAS JARS (BYUTV)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/19 at 8:00 PM
(from BYUtv's press release, November 2019) Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET: BYUtv will present the television premiere of its original movie adaptation of "Christmas Jars," which was presented in more than 800 theaters across the country in a special Fathom Event on Nov. 4. The number six film in the nation, it had the highest per screen average of any of the top 10. Based on the New York Times bestseller by Jason F. Wright, "Christmas Jars" tells the story of aspiring reporter Hope Jensen (Jeni Ross), who uncovers the remarkable secret behind a holiday phenomenon: glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. After experiencing a personal tragedy, Hope is unexpectedly gifted a jar. Realizing the story could be her big break, she goes undercover to learn more about the origin of the jars but ultimately finds much more in the lives of the people she meets. Will she lose the love and acceptance they've shown her when the truth of her intentions is revealed? The beloved novel, which has sold over a million copies, created a new holiday tradition that has changed the lives of people all over the country. "Christmas Jars" is a reminder that kindness truly is contagious. "Christmas Jars" was produced by Muse Entertainment and BYUtv.
CHRISTMAS TOWN (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/1/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
HOLIDAY WARS (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 12/1/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, October 2019) The competition continues on new series Holiday Wars as five teams of cake masters and sugar artists face-off to create mind-blowing holiday displays that are as festive as they are delicious, premiering Sunday, December 1st at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Jonathan Bennett, and featuring award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li and Food Network's Jason Smith as judges, the teams must compete in two jolly rounds. First up is the Snowball Fight challenge, where the artists must use cake and sugar to create an edible holiday design in just 45 minutes. One winning team gets a vital advantage going into the second round. In the Winter Blizzard challenge, the teams are tasked with developing an eye-popping, masterful Christmas display made up entirely of cake and sugar. At the end of this battle, one team will jingle all the way home with a $25,000 grand prize! Join the conversation using #HolidayWars to share your favorite holiday creations and check out the competitors' amazing wintry confections.
GARTH BROOKS: THE ROAD I'M ON (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 12/2/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, September 2019) A&E Network's genre-defining, Emmy Award-winning 'Biography' franchise will premiere the two-part definitive documentary highlighting the prolific career of Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo artist of all time. "Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On" will premiere over two consecutive nights Sunday, November 24 and Monday, November 25 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E. The documentary offers an intimate look into Brooks' life as a musician, father, and man as well as the moments that have defined his decade-spanning career and seminal hit songs. "Garth Brooks: The Road I'm On" chronicles Garth's life and career from his early days playing gigs at college bars in Oklahoma and his first unsuccessful trip to Nashville to his record-breaking world tours and balancing family life with global fame. The special highlights the deeply personal journey and profound legacy of a genre-defining musical figure for the first time. In addition to exclusive interviews with Garth telling his life story for the first time, the documentary features never-before-seen interviews with Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, George Strait, James Taylor, friend and original bandmate Ty England, songwriter Tony Arata as well as many others from Brooks' personal and musical family. The documentary will also showcase unprecedented access to the six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year's current record-setting stadium tour and delve into the stories behind his seven RIAA Diamond Award-winning albums.
MOODYS, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2019) FOX invites you to survive the holidays with the all-new comedy event series THE MOODYS, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominees Denis Leary ("Rescue Me," "Animal Kingdom") and Elizabeth Perkins ("Sharp Objects," "Weeds"), airing over three nights, with back-to-back episodes, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The series continues the following week with back-to-back episodes on Monday, Dec. 9 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, Dec. 10 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). THE MOODYS follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the "perfect" holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others - as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog! The family includes SEAN SR. (Leary), his wife, ANN (Perkins), and their three grown children - DAN (Francois Arnaud, "The Borgias"), the youngest of the siblings and the "creative one"; BRIDGET (Chelsea Frei, "Sideswiped"), the middle sister and the "overachiever"; and SEAN JR. (Jay Baruchel, "Man Seeking Woman," the "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise), the oldest sibling and "screw-up," still living at home with his parents. The series also features Maria Gabriela de Faria ("Deadly Class"), Josh Segarra ("Arrow"), Kevin Bigley ("Sirens"), Gerry Dee ("Mr. D"), Ulka Simone Mohanty ("The Dinner Bash") and Megan Park ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager").
GHOSTING: THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS (FREEFORM)
· [original telefilm] · 12/4/19 at 9:00 PM
holiday movie which follows Jess (Dee), who goes on the greatest first date of her life, but inadvertently "ghosts" Ben (Sampson) when she tragically dies in a car accident on the way home; stuck on Earth, with no idea how to ascend, Jess will need the help of her best friend Kara (Glenn), the only person who can still see and hear her
MAN VS. BEAR (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, October 2019) For thousands of years, Grizzly Bears have stood at the top of the evolutionary food chain with unchallenged dominance. Now for the first time ever, humans will be entering the bears' territory and take them on in a competition like never attempted. MAN VS. BEAR, an all-new competition series pitting humans against powerful Grizzlies, premieres Wednesday, December 4 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery. Each week, three Grizzlies - Bart, Honey Bump and Tank - will take on three new human competitors at their Utah sanctuary to test the limits of strength, speed and stamina. All challenges will be based on the bears' natural instincts as well as predatory skills and actions - whether it's engaging in a monumental game of "tug of war" or using brute force to roll giant logs. Bart is the largest, most powerful grizzly on the mountain with no other bears matching his strength and versatility. Topping the pack as the fastest is Honey Bump, who is the only female on Bear Mountain. She brings a level of ferocity and predatory instinct that her male counterparts cannot beat. Bart and Honey Bump were orphaned as cubs and discovered by an Alaska State Trooper. After a nationwide search for a loving home for the rescued cubs, they were adopted by caretakers Doug and Lynne Seus. Along with Tank - known for his voracious appetite - the Seus' have raised and cared for all three bears for two decades on a sprawling section of protected land. Each episode will include five distinct challenges inspired by what bears do naturally in the wild, pushing these brave men and women to their absolute limits. In the final round, the top two competitors will come face-to-face with Bart, who stands 8 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 1,400 pounds. The human competitor who earns the most points of the day will be named champion. But the competition isn't over yet. At the end of the season, the top three competitors with the most points will return one more time for the super-human showdown against the bears.
FIVE DAY BUSINESS FIX (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2019) Husband and wife team Chrissy and Erik Kopplin re-think, re-design, and renovate small businesses in just five days. Using their years of high-end retail design experience and construction know-how, Chrissy and Erik come up with innovative ways to revamp underperforming spaces. Whether it's building a bar in a book shop or creating a restaurant in a hotel bedroom, these out-of-the-box renos are guaranteed to boost revenue. Produced by Turn Card Content with Audra Smith, Courtney Smith, and Karin Jarlstedt as executive producers. Jim Ackerman, Marshall Eisen and Adam Barry are the executive producers for CNBC.
EXPEDITION BIGFOOT (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 12/4/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, November 2019) Every year hundreds of eyewitnesses log their alleged encounters with the legendary creature Bigfoot. All told, there have been more than 10,000 reported modern-day sightings of Bigfoot in the continental United States, with more than one-third of them emanating from the Pacific Northwest. And while many have searched for the elusive beast, no one knows where or when this legendary cryptid will be seen next, nor have they put forth credible, indisputable evidence of the creature's existence. Until now... Old legend meets new modern-day technology as an elite team of skilled searchers are using an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science and tools to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings and to pinpoint when and where to encounter this elusive beast. With these results and gadgetry at their disposal, they now know the time and place to search for evidence of Bigfoot. Travel Channel's new eight-part investigative-adventure series "Expedition Bigfoot," premiering Wednesday, December 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, tracks the expert team throughout their harrowing experience and pioneering endeavor. With a unique blend of expertise, the team - including Bryce Johnson (Expedition Operations); Dr. Mireya Mayor (Primatologist); Russell Acord (Ex-Military/Survivalist); Ronny LeBlanc (Bigfoot Researcher); and Ryan "RPG" Golembeske (Bigfoot Investigator) - may finally take one of the world's greatest mysteries out of the pages of legend and lore and into reality. Throughout their three-week sojourn to an undisclosed, remote location in a 90,000-acre swath of land in central Oregon, they use the latest advanced technologies to narrow their search within the target zone. As the investigation intensifies, evidence that Bigfoot is in the area begins to pile up. Possible nesting sites, footprints and vocalizations lead the team to a hot spot where inexplicable events occur and one of the greatest pieces of video evidence in Bigfoot history is recorded.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Fed up with the constant comments on her relationship status, perpetually single Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a partner to bring home for Christmas.
V WARS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) A doctor is pitted against his best friend after an ancient disease turns people into vampires. From the comics by Jonathan Maberry and Alan Robinson.
UNEXPECTED KILLER, AN (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
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EX ON THE BEACH: PEAK OF LOVE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, October 2019) MTV is taking dating to new heights this winter with "Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love." Premiering on Thursday, December 5th at 9PM ET/PT with host Romeo Miller, "Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love" brings 10 international celeb-reality singles to the mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand as they search for their true love, only to be unexpectedly confronted by their past relationships. Since its launch in 2014, "Ex on the Beach" has become MTV's most widely traveled and locally adapted show, with 15 versions and over 580 episodes created around the world. Following the U.S. premiere, "Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love" will roll out across MTV's international channels beginning in January 2020.
SAME TIME, NEXT CHRISTMAS (ABC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/5/19 at 9:00 PM
(from ABC's press release, October 2019) ABC embraces the season with the upcoming original holiday movie "Same Time, Next Christmas," which premieres on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST. The soon-to-be fan-favorite holiday film will also rebroadcast on ABC on Monday, Dec. 23, at 8:00-10:00 p.m. EST, as well as on Freeform as part of their "25 Days of Christmas" programming. You can also watch the movie via streaming on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu. In "Same Time, Next Christmas," Olivia Anderson (played by Lea Michele) is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family's annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old chemistry between them flares up anew - but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.
THIS TIME OF YEAR (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/5/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
COURT CAM (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 12/5/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, October 2019) A&E Network takes viewers inside America's courtrooms in the new series "Court Cam" executive produced by Law&Crime Productions and Dan Abrams, host of A&E's "Live PD" and Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News. This eight-episode 30-minute series gives viewers a front row seat to some of the most wild, unruly and outrageous courtroom moments recently caught on tape. "Court Cam" premieres with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, December 5 at 9PM ET/PT. From frightening outbursts to furious judges, "Court Cam" gives viewers an in-depth examination of some of the most stunning and emotional courtroom moments caught on camera. Hosted by Dan Abrams, each episode will include interviews with judges, witnesses, and victims who give a first-hand account of what really happened during these intense courtroom moments. This comprehensive look at how the action unfolds allows viewers to sit in the courtroom as they witness crazy courtroom moments from the most high-profile trials to minor court proceedings.
REPRISAL (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 12/6/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, August 2019) A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gearheads.
TRUTH BE TOLD (APPLE TV+)
· [series premiere] · 12/6/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Apple TV+'s web site, November 2019) Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation. Aaron Paul stars as the man she may have wrongfully put behind bars.
ASTRONOMY CLUB (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/6/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) This sketch comedy show features the Astronomy Club, the first all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Produced by Kenya Barris.
THREE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/6/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Fed up with the constant comments on her relationship status, perpetually single Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a partner to bring home for Christmas.
STORYBOOK CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/6/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) If event planner Celeste Everett (Liebert) is going to save her business and give her niece a happy Christmas season, she is going to need help. When the nanny she hires turns out to be a man (Epstein), Celeste surprisingly realizes she may have also found Christmas love for herself. A Storybook Christmas is produced by Reel One Entertainment.
TIME FOR YOU TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/6/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
MATCHMAKER CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/19 at 6:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) As the Christmas party for a book publishing company approaches, editor Maggie volunteers to help her boss Amanda find a date. Matchmaking is a bit of a hobby for Maggie, but she is thrown off her game when Jaxson, her old boyfriend from her college years, shows up at her work - as a newly signed, successful author. Maggie would love to deny she feels anything for him still, but Jaxson isn't making it easy. She'll have to face her decisions of the past, along with Amanda eyeing Jaxson, to bring together the perfect matches at Christmas. Matchmaker Christmas is produced by Candlelight Media Group.
MISTLETOE & MENORAHS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/19 at 6:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, October 2019) When a determined toy company executive, Christy (Jakle), must learn about Hanukkah in a hurry in order to land a big account, she enlists the help of her co-worker's friend Jonathan (Epstein), who happens to also be in desperate need of turning his bachelor pad into a Christmas Wonderland to impress his girlfriend's father. After butting heads, they realize they need each other's holiday expertise and quickly appreciate one another's cultures and each other. As they spend more time together, they realize they have more in common and a holiday romance lights up. Mistletoe & Menorahs is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
DOGGONE CHRISTMAS, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) When Marla's (Lachey) dog runs away on Christmas Eve, she must team up with her ex-boyfriend Max (Christopher Russell) to find him. As the pup leads the exes on an all-day-and-night search through their North Carolina hometown, they revisit people, places and things that remind them of the Christmas pasts they spent together. A Doggone Christmas is produced by Lighthouse Pictures. Nancy Bennett and Charles Pugliese serve as executive producers.
HE'S OUT TO GET YOU (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, September 2019) Megan (Armstrong) suffers a major tragedy when her son and husband are killed in a car crash. After four years in a mental health institution, she goes to stay with her brother in her hometown, to attempt to get her life back together. But once Megan arrives, her brother disappears. And now none of the townspeople remember him ever existing! Is Megan losing her mind, or is there something more nefarious at work here? He's Out to Get You is produced by Formula Features.
CHRISTMAS LOVE STORY, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/7/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, October 2019) Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee") and Scott Wolf ("The Night Shift") star as strangers brought together at Christmas time by fate and a secret connection neither of them knew they shared, in "A Christmas Love Story," a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation premiering Saturday, December 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network's beloved, number one-rated programming event, "Countdown to Christmas," which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Hallmark Channel is historically the #1 television network in all of Q4. Youth choir director Katherine Clark (Chenoweth) is preparing her students for their annual Christmas Eve show and discovers a new teen volunteer, Danny (Kevin Quinn, "Champions"), has an incredible voice. When she loses one of her main vocalists, Katherine tries to enlist Danny for the performance, despite his widower father Greg's (Wolf) insistence that he focus on college applications instead. Determined to convince Greg to let his son perform, Katherine drives to the family home to make her case and ends up spending the night with them as a snowstorm approaches. Successful in her efforts to get Greg's blessing, Katherine is also a bit surprised by the chemistry she's feeling with him and a budding romance also develops. However, just days before the big performance, Katherine discovers a life-changing secret Danny's been keeping from her and his father which threatens to undermine this new relationship.
DEAR SANTA, I NEED A DATE (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/19 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, October 2019) October 23, 2019 - TV One brings the holiday spirit with the premiere of the original film, DEAR SANTA, I NEED A DATE, which will air on Sunday, December 8 at 7 P.M. ET/6C, followed by an encore presentation at 9 P.M. ET/8C. The film's stars include Ray J (Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Moesha), Reagan Gomez-Preston (The Parent 'Hood, The Cleveland Show), Anne-Marie Johnson (In Living Color, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka), Jay DeVon Johnson (The Favorite), MAJOR. (Star), Reginae Carter (Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta) and B. Simone (Wild 'N Out, Girls Cruise). The movie is directed by Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show, Daddy's Little Girls), who also directed TV One's 2018 original holiday film MERRY WISHMAS. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to direct my second Christmas movie for TV One. The experience was amazing. Ray J and Reagan Gomez-Preston are so fun as brother and sister," said Vaughn, the film's director. "And the cherry on top was getting Anne-Marie Johnson to play their mother. She's so funny, and I'm such a huge fan of hers. I know the audience will have a lot of fun watching this hilarious cast!" DEAR SANTA, I NEED A DATE tells the comedic story of two successful and ambitious siblings Janelle Vaughn (Gomez-Preston) and Jason Vaughn (Ray J). Their parents, Mr. Vaughn (Jay DeVon Johnson) and Mrs. Vaughn (Johnson), are proud of their children's flourishing careers but are displeased with their dating lives. Every holiday season, the Vaughn's anxiously prepare for their children to bring home a significant other only to be disappointed. This year, The Vaughn's apply pressure by expressing their concerns to Jason and Janelle, which sparks a bet between the siblings on who can find a date by Christmas.
CHRISTMAS IN PARIS (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/19 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, September 2019) A gorgeous, French multi-millionaire comes to Montana to do a deal and photo shoot with a major cosmetics company and meets the woman of his dreams - the beautiful Art Director on his shoot. When the two jet off to Paris on a whirlwind Christmas adventure, they each think that their happiness could last forever. But in the middle of their magical Parisian getaway, she discovers a secret about him that could push them apart forever. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "A Fortune of Texas Christmas."
GROUNDED FOR CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) When a winter storm hits Cleveland and grounds flights, the nearby hotels quickly fill up with stranded travelers. Nina (Guill), a pilot, reluctantly agrees to let her arrogant but charming fellow pilot, Brady (Sevier), stay at her nearby parents' home. But when they discover her family is hosting a tree trimming party that night and that her ex will be there, Brady pretends to be her boyfriend to help her out. When the snowstorm continues, their ruse snowballs as Nina and Brady are stuck attending holiday events together. But as Christmas nears, these two opposites begin to realize the best gift they could ever receive, is perhaps, each other. Grounded for Christmas is produced by MarVista Entertainment. Larry Grimaldi serves as executive producer.
CHRISTMAS AT DOLLYWOOD (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/8/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
L WORD, THE: GENERATION Q (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 12/8/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2019) SHOWTIME has announced that the highly anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking drama series THE L WORD(R), titled THE L WORD: GENERATION Q will premiere on Sunday, December 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons), with series creator Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Steph Green (pilot), and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. It continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Beals), Alice Pieszecki (Hailey) and Shane McCutcheon (Moennig), along with new characters Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas) and Gigi (Sepideh Moafi) as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A. The series is currently in production on eight episodes in Los Angeles. Guest stars include Brian Michael, Stephanie Allyne, Olivia Thirlby, Fortune Feimster and Latarsha Rose.
WORK IN PROGRESS (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 12/8/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2019) SHOWTIME has announced that WORK IN PROGRESS, a new half-hour comedy series created by Chicago improv mainstays Abby McEnany and Tim Mason, and co-written by Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix, Sense8), will premiere Sunday, December 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode series is slated to begin production in Chicago later this summer. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. A funny and uniquely human comedy, WORK IN PROGRESS features McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago-based performer Karin Anglin co-stars alongside Celeste Pechous, with Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live, Shrill) appearing in a crucial role as herself. Theo Germaine (The Politician) will also appear as a guest star.
ELLEN'S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 12/10/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, November 2019) Ellen DeGeneres is arriving on NBC primetime with a brand-new three-night holiday extravaganza, "Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways," airing each night from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT on Dec. 10, 11 and 12. DeGeneres, along with an impressive A-list of celebrity friends, will deliver incredible gifts to unsuspecting people. It's no secret that DeGeneres enjoys surprises as much as she enjoys gift-giving, and this holiday special will be her biggest giveaway bonanza yet. Joining DeGeneres for the holiday surprises are Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Teigen, Steph & Ayesha Curry and More DeGeneres goes to great lengths to deliver heartwarming gifts to unsuspecting recipients in their homes, workplace and in her studio audience.
BEHIND BARS: WOMEN INSIDE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 12/10/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, September 2019) BEHIND BARS: WOMEN INSIDE is an intimate and in-depth look at what it's like to be a woman incarcerated in an American jail. With some 200 inmates, the series goes behind the walls of the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center and explores the reality of life when orange really is the new black. These mothers, daughters, grandmothers and sisters re also gangbangers, murderers, drug smugglers and armed robbers. While we might see glimpses of their softer sides, these often volatile and dangerous women are housed together 24/7 - with explosive consequences.
CHRISTMAS IN MONTANA (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/12/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
CHRISTMAS MELODY, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) When aspiring R&B artist Layla (Durance) crosses paths with amateur songwriter Spence (Hodges), she thinks she's found her shot at finally getting a record deal. But as the holidays approach, the fast-paced, high stakes music business threatens to change their sound and relationship - especially when the label executives begin to see Spence as the real star. A Christmas Melody is produced by Chesler/Perlmutter Productions.
ANGEL FALLS: A NOVEL HOLIDAY (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/13/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
CHRISTMAS WINTER SONG, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/14/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, October 2019) Clio (Ashanti), a Christmas shop owner, forms a special musical bond with Fred (Shaw), a former jazz singer down on his luck. Having just lost her own father, Clio helps Fred reconnect with his own daughter and grandchildren, just in time for the town's annual Christmas concert. A Christmas Winter Song is produced by MarVista Entertainment. Ashanti also serves as executive producer.
YOU LIGHT UP MY CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/14/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Inspired by true events, Emma (Fields) returns to her hometown built around her family's pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However upon Emma's return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again. You Light Up My Christmas is produced by Tim Johnson. Tim Johnson and Kim Fields serve as executive producers.
SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/19 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, September 2019) A marketing executive is invited by her charming and handsome boss to pitch a major project to prospective clients at a posh resort and the two get snowed in together before any of the other guests can arrive. Now, with the hotel to themselves, a fairytale snowscape outside and sparks flying inside, they find that being alone together is all the Christmas magic they need. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Snowbound with the CEO."
REDISCOVERING CHRISTMAS (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Mia is a window dresser in a big city department store, living and breathing Christmas for months to get the store ready for the holidays. But now that the season is actually near, she's a little burned out on holly, sugarplums and Santas of all shapes and sizes. All she wants is a tropical beach getaway with her sister Sara. But, plans change when Sara begs for Mia's help putting on the annual Snowflake festival in their home town in Vermont. Just when she thought she was out - Santa pulls her back in! Rediscovering Christmas is produced by Brainstorm Media with Meyer Shwarzstein and Larry Gershman serving as executive producers.
CHRISTMAS CAROLER CHALLENGE, THE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 12/15/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, November 2019) The all-new special THE CHRISTMAS CAROLER CHALLENGE premieres Sunday, December 15 (8:00-9:00pm ET). Hosted by Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie, the six-episode hour-long Christmas caroling competition series featuring 12 extraordinary Christmas carol groups, each with their own stylized brand of performance, in celebrating the great Christmas music we have all come to love. We'll meet these groups from the most elaborate ultra-traditional virtuoso performances to those with the most unexpected twists on the classic Christmas carol. Each group which will be judged by three celebrity judges. This all-new special is produced by Associated Television International.
ALICE IN CHRISTMASLAND (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/15/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS, AN (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/19/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
WITCHER, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/20/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
CHRISTMAS TEMP, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/20/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) An out of work artist discovers a special Christmas temp agency that matches her with a handful of festive jobs, but falls into a creative rut while juggling holiday preparations and feelings for the agency's HR manager. The Christmas Temp is produced by Chesler/Perlmutter Productions.
FAMILY CHRISTMAS GIFT, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/20/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
TRENDING FEAR (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 12/20/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, November 2019) In 2017, Buzzfeed author and illustrator Adam Ellis captured the image of a ghost child in his New York City apartment and wrote his first of many spine-tingling tweets: "My apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he's trying to kill me." In a state of fear and confusion, he documented his haunting on social media under the hashtag #DearDavid. Fourteen million people feverishly followed his terrifying experience, yearning for answers behind the little boy who invaded Ellis' life. Now, fueling both his fascination and his fear of the paranormal while simultaneously tapping into social media to explore every angle of his search, Ellis and friends Jen Lewis (researcher/documentarian) and Paul Bradford (ghost hunter and lead investigator) are on a mission to help others understand and escape their own nightmares in a new Travel Channel original series, "Trending Fear," premiering Friday, December 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. In each of the six hour-long episodes, the trio will travel America - from Oregon to Massachusetts - hoping to help people take back their lives after unexplainable encounters with the paranormal. By assisting others, Ellis hopes what he learns from his hands-on investigations will help further a deeper understanding of his own haunting.
CHRISTMAS LOVE LETTER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/19 at 6:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, October 2019) When relationship advice columnist Amalie Hess (Newbrough) receives an unsigned love letter in a Christmas card, she returns to her hometown to solve the mystery of who sent it and maybe find true love. Christmas Love Letter is produced by Sunshine Films.
CHRISTMAS HOTEL, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Erin (Ali) grew up in the small town of Mt. Holly but always dreamt of living in a big city. Her first job - working the desk at the Mt. Holly Inn - started her on a path to New York where she now works at the prestigious Windsor Hotel. When her boss tells her she will receive a promotion if she can pull off a big project, she is thrilled - until she realizes the project is in her hometown. Erin returns home to discover that the locals don't appreciate their precious Mt. Holly Inn being bought out by a big corporation. And heading up the charge? Erin's ex-boyfriend Conner. But when several hotel staff members come down with the flu, Erin is forced to enlist Conner's help with hotel's Christmas events. As they two re-establish their relationship, Erin has to figure out if what she really wants is a promotion or to be home again. The Christmas Hotel is produced by Hybrid, LLC with Jeff Schenck serving as executive producer.
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/21/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
CHRISTMAS WEDDING RUNAWAY (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/19 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, September 2019) A runaway bride does some soul-searching when she's trapped in a snowed-in cabin with her grandmother and an old flame at Christmas.
DATE BY CHRISTMAS EVE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, October 2019) When Chelsea Simms (Lengies), the good-hearted brand strategist for the popular dating app The Nice List, discovers the app has granted her magical powers, she uses her newfound ability to make all of the 'naughty' people in her life learn how to be good again. But when her plans go awry and Fisher (Williams), the kindly neighbor who has always carried a torch for Chelsea, is magically added to the naughty list by mistake, Chelsea must race against time to set things right before Christmas Eve. A Date By Christmas Eve is produced by Gaumont.
DOUBLE HOLIDAY (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
HOLIDAY DATE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/22/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
BABY IN A MANGER (UPTV)
· [original telefilm] · 12/24/19 at 7:00 PM
(from UPtv's press release, September 2019) With the help of a handsome young police officer, a social worker searches for the mother of a baby she has found abandoned in a nativity scene at her church. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book "Child in a Manger."
NEW YEAR, NEW ME (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/28/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, September 2019) Call it secret sauce. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. Carefully crafted through the lens of the parent company's 110-year-old brand of care enough, emotional connections, and celebrating life's special moments, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original holiday movies are the industry's indisputable leader. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched. 85+ million viewers watch holiday programming on Hallmark's networks and Hallmark Channel ranks as #1 out of all networks - cable and broadcast - consistently in Q4. Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in 2019 with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Beginning October 25, Hallmark Channel salutes 10 remarkable years of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, the #-1 rated program event on television. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in 2009. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is "must-see TV" for tens of millions of Christmas enthusiasts, and Hallmark Channel is the holiday gold standard other networks seek to emulate. The 10th Anniversary edition of Hallmark Channel's COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS will showcase big stars from all areas of show business: Broadway, film, music, and television for the 2019 World Premiere of 24 all-new, original holiday movies. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the #2 network in all of cable throughout holiday, kicks off its heartwarming "Miracles of Christmas" program event on October 25, offering the biggest slate of holiday-themed original movies the network has ever produced. In 2019, 16 all-new, original movies celebrate beloved traditions that bring people together: acts of altruism, heroism, heart, and inspiration are central to the new films that make up Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 2019 Christmas event. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries also reveals it will extend the Hallmark on TV holiday footprint by offering its 2019 Christmas films on all-new nights - World Premieres on Thursday and Friday throughout the season.
FLIRTY DANCING (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 12/29/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2019) FLIRTY DANCING, the innovative new series that is part performance, part blind date, and all about romantic chemistry, previews Sunday, Dec. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PT live to all time zones), following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader. The series then makes its time period premiere Wednesday, Jan. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). In the show, hosted by actress, producer and dancer Jenna Dewan, complete strangers are taught a dance routine, then meet for the first time on a blind date at a breathtaking location, as they dance together without saying a word. Singles will perform a different choreographed dance with each of two potential love interests, before choosing the one with whom he/she has the strongest connection. Will it be love at first dance?
DARE ME (USA)
· [series premiere] · 12/29/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, November 2019) Today, USA Network revealed the trailer for the upcoming drama, DARE ME, premiering Sunday, December 29 at 10/9c. Based on the acclaimed novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore, DARE ME is an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peering behind the all-American facade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls' friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet rust belt town. Part coming-of-age story, part sport drama, part murder mystery, DARE ME exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead.
DISASTROUS LIFE OF SAIKI K., THE: REAWAKENED (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 12/30/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Being an esper seems cool on TV, but in Saiki Kusuo's life as a normal teenager it's a real drag. The hit comedy manga returns in a new anime series!
DEPUTY (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/2/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2019) Entering its eighth season, hit comedy LAST MAN STANDING returns to FOX with all-new back-to-back episodes, beginning Thursday, Jan. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The series stars Tim Allen as MIKE BAXTER, a happily married father of three daughters, who finds himself the odd man out as he tries to maintain his manliness in a home dominated by women. The series also stars Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly McCook, Christoph Sanders, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, Krista Marie Yu and Hector Elizondo. Following LAST MAN STANDING, a new sheriff comes to town on the all-new police drama DEPUTY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). From director/executive producer David Ayer ("Training Day," "End of Watch," "Suicide Squad"), DEPUTY brings the spirit of a classic Western and a gritty authenticity to the modern cop drama. When the Los Angeles County's Sheriff dies, an arcane rule forged back in the Wild West thrusts the most unlikely man into the job: a fifth-generation lawman (Stephen Dorff, "True Detective"), more comfortable taking down bad guys than navigating a sea of politics, who won't rest until justice is served. DEPUTY also stars Yara Martinez ("Jane the Virgin," "The Tick"), Brian Van Holt ("Cougar Town"), Danielle Moné Truitt ("Snowfall"), Bex Taylor-Klaus ("13 Reasons Why"), Shane Paul McGhie ("Unbelievable") and Mark Moses ("Desperate Housewives").
SAY YES TO THE DRESS AMERICA (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 1/4/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, July 2019) TLC, the premier destination for all things wedding, today announced the TLC all-stars and special guests who are joining forces to pull off the wedding event and series of a lifetime, SAY YES TO THE DRESS: AMERICA. Iconic bridal expert Randy Fenoli, bridal designer Hayley Paige, CAKE BOSS's Buddy Valastro, Emmy Award-winning host and style expert Lilliana Vazquez and fashion industry veteran Joe Zee will lend their talents to help 52 couples - one from every state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico - tie the knot this summer in an extraordinary group wedding at a quintessential New York landmark: Central Park. Ten brides will be prominently featured throughout the 10-part series which is slated to premiere in January 2020, culminating in a two-hour wedding special. A mainstay of TLC's long-running wedding series, SAY YES TO THE DRESS, Randy Fenoli is taking on dual duties during the wedding extravaganza. In addition to overseeing the numerous dress appointments at Kleinfeld Bridal, Randy will also serve as the wedding officiant, marrying all 52 couples during the group ceremony. Fellow bridal designer Hayley Paige will take on the role of America's bridesmaid and focus on styling the brides on the day of the wedding; she also custom-designed bridal veils for the big day. The CAKE BOSS himself, Buddy Valastro, will create and hand deliver one of his unique and eponymous confectionary creations: a wedding cake fit for 104 newlyweds! Rounding out the wedding crew are Lilliana Vazquez, TV personality and style expert, and Joe Zee, renowned fashion stylist & journalist, who will coordinate last-minute details with the brides and grooms, before serving as announcers and commentators as the brides debut their gowns during their walk down America's aisle. The 52 brides participating in SAY YES TO THE DRESS: AMERICA will represent their hometowns in a wedding experience like none other. Each bride will receive an all-expense paid trip to NYC, a private shopping event at Kleinfeld Bridal where they will be gifted a wedding gown from a curated selection and the group wedding at Central Park.
FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 1/7/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind FBI and the "Law & Order" franchise, FBI: MOST WANTED is a high-stakes drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau's Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon) oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice. Dick Wolf, René Balcer, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers for Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Fred Berner directed the pilot from a script by Balcer.
ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 1/7/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2019) In this joyous and celebratory drama, Zoey Clarke is a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At ?rst, she questions her own sanity but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift. The cast includes Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack and Mary Steenburgen.
PARTY OF FIVE (FREEFORM)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 1/8/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, November 2019) Highly anticipated drama "Party of Five" will premiere with two episodes on WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 (9:00-11:00 p.m.EST). From Sony Pictures Television, the reimagining of the beloved series will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico. In a new iteration by original series creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, this beloved story of a young family bound by adversity will be retold through the lens of current-day themes and cultural conversations. The series stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio Acosta, Emily Tosta as Lucia Acosta, Niko Guardado as Beto Acosta and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina Acosta. Bruno Bichir and Fernanda Urrejola star as the Acosta parents, Javier and Gloria. The first episode of "Party of Five" will also be available for a special pre-linear sneak peek on Hulu, Freeform.com, the Freeform App, and on demand beginning Wednesday, Jan. 1.
LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 1/10/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2019) Inspired by the best-selling book "The Bone Collector," former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who's got her own gift for pro?ling, finds herself hot on the killer's trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse. As the unlikely detective duo joins forces to crack the city's most confounding cases, they must also race to take down the enigmatic "Bone Collector" who brought them together. The cast includes Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O'Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli.
OUTSIDER, THE (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 1/12/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, October 2019) Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name, this dark mystery follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. The crime, however, leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.
MEET THE FRASERS (E!)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 1/13/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, November 2019) E! is rolling out fresh pop culture programming in January with new episodes of the "Very Cavallari," starring lifestyle tastemaker and entrepreneur Kristin Cavallari, and the series premiere of new reality sitcom "Meet the Frasers," following Rhode Island celebrity medium Matt Fraser and his family. The third season of "Very Cavallari" premieres Thursday, January 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT, and "Meet the Frasers" premieres Monday, January 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT on E! Matt Fraser, a 28-year-old psychic medium, and his 21-year-old pageant queen girlfriend Alexa Papigiotis are highly visible local celebrities in their hometown of Cranston, Rhode Island. Matt and Alexa are envisioning big things for their future; Matt's captivating live reading events are growing more popular and his book "When Heaven Calls" will soon be published. And while Alexa supports Matt on his coast to coast tour, she's got big dreams of her own. She's setting her sights on winning her next pageant title and procuring a fabulous engagement ring. This couple is definitely on the rise - as long as their overly-involved families don't get in the way. The eccentric family does everything together, from driving to Matt's readings in an SUV emblazoned with his likeness, to debating if there's such a thing as too much bling when Matt decides they need to wear matching jackets while working his events. Matt and Alexa can always count on their families to give them unwavering support and advice - even when they haven't asked for it.
EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE OKAY (FREEFORM)
· [90-minute series premiere] · 1/16/20 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, November 2019) Premiering THURSDAY, JAN. 16 (8:30-10:00 p.m. EST), on Freeform, "Everything's Gonna Be Okay" introduces Nicholas (Josh Thomas), a neurotic twenty-something-year-old visiting his dad and teenage half-sisters (Kayla Cromer and Maeve Press), one of whom is on the autism spectrum. When Nicholas' trip is extended due to his father's untimely death, the siblings are left to cope with not only a devastating loss, but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to rise to the occasion, move in and hold it all together. Navigating autism, budding sexuality, consent, parenthood, adolescence, family and grief, the heartfelt comedy will follow this imperfect family as they discover the importance of finding happiness in the middle of really difficult moments, one awkward conversation at a time. Following its linear debut, viewers will get a preview of what's to come on "Everything's Gonna Be Okay," with the premiere episodes and a sneak peek at the third episode of available on Hulu, Freeform.com, the Freeform App and on demand beginning Jan. 17.
SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 1/18/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, November 2019) Seven unique stories, one landmark event. Announced today, BBC AMERICA's Seven Worlds, One Planet will premiere Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 9pm/8c as a multi-network event airing on BBC AMERICA, AMC, IFC and SundanceTV. Following Emmy(R)-winning series Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, Seven Worlds, One Planet tells the story of earth's seven spectacular continents and how they shape the extraordinary animal behavior and biodiversity we see today. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and featuring a theme co-composed by Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea, and series score by Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music, Seven Worlds, One Planet reveals how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there. The seven-part series features filming firsts including polar bears jumping from rocks to catch adult beluga whales and a firefly spectacle in North America captured with a motion control tracking time-lapse camera, puma successfully hunting adult guanaco in South America, spidaboo mating dance in Australia, grave robbing hamsters in Europe, the largest aggregation of great whales ever filmed in Antarctica and Sir David Attenborough with the last two northern white rhinos on Earth in Africa.
9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 1/19/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2019) FOX's #1 drama, 9-1-1, expands its reach to the city of Austin, TX, with its first-ever new installment, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, which debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 19 (10:00-11:10 PM ET/7:00-8:10 PM PT live to all time zones), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Nearly 20 years ago, OWEN STRAND (Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe, "Parks and Recreation," "The West Wing") was the lone survivor of his Manhattan firehouse on 9/11. In the wake of the attack, Owen had the unenviable task of rebuilding his station. After a similar tragedy happens to a firehouse in Austin, Owen, along with his troubled firefighter son, T.K. (Ronen Rubinstein, "Dead of Summer"), takes his progressive philosophies of life and firefighting down to Texas, where he helps them start anew. On the surface, Owen is all about big-city style and swagger, but underneath he struggles with a secret he hides from the world - one that could very well end his life. The series also stars Liv Tyler ("The Leftovers"), Sierra McClain ("Mindhunter"), Jim Parrack ("The Deuce," "True Blood"), Natacha Karam ("The Brave"), Brian Michael Smith ("Queen Sugar"), newcomer Rafael Silva and Julian Works ("American Crime").
STREET OUTLAWS: FASTEST IN AMERICA (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 1/20/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, November 2019) Eight of the fastest teams in America fight for a winner-takes-all purse of $100,000 - the highest payout in street racing history. Welcome to STREET OUTLAWS: FASTEST IN AMERICA, an all-new Discovery Channel series where the best of the best descend on Memphis for a shot to ultimately take on JJ Da Boss and the MSO - with the winner bringing home the big money prize and the prestige of being called the baddest on the streets. High intensity, insane pressure, and extreme emotions rule in this ultimate Street Outlaws showdown, and only the best street racing team will make it to the finish line. STREET OUTLAWS: FASTEST IN AMERICA premieres Monday, January 20 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. The series is produced by Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate company. Handpicked by JJ Da Boss, street racing bosses from South Carolina, St. Louis, Kentucky, Mississippi, Detroit, NOLA, Texas and the Northeast - each claiming to be king of the streets - have assembled their teams in Memphis for the chance to prove their racing chops once and for all. With both small and big tire cars, a mixed bag of racers including Texas' Birdman, NOLA's Kye Kelley, and Detroit's Chucky Davis, STREET OUTLAWS: FASTEST IN AMERICA is the ultimate faceoff. To prove they're the fastest in America, these racers will quickly learn it's not a matter of how fast your car goes or what's under the hood - but how much they know about the street and its surface. Along the way, drivers rely on their street-hustle tactics and strategies to get under the skin of their rivals - talking trash to gain the mental advantage.
OUTMATCHED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 1/23/20 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2019) New comedy OUTMATCHED premieres Thursday, Jan. 23 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). From writer/executive producer Lon Zimmet ("LA to Vegas"), and starring Jason Biggs ("Orange Is the New Black," the "American Pie" franchise) and Maggie Lawson ("Lethal Weapon," "Psych"), OUTMATCHED is a multi-camera family comedy about a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City trying to raise four kids - three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses. The series also stars Tisha Campbell ("Dr. Ken," "My Wife and Kids"), Jack Stanton ("The Mick"), Connor Kalopsis ("The Grinder"), Ashley Boettcher ("Lost in Oz") and Oakley Bull ("Beautiful Boy").
STAR TREK: PICARD (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 1/23/20 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, October 2019) "Star Trek" fans were served the ultimate "Trek" treat at New York Comic Con today when Sir Patrick Stewart debuted a new STAR TREK: PICARD trailer during the series' New York Comic Con panel at Madison Square Garden. In addition, it was announced that the highly anticipated series will premiere on CBS All Access in the U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Following the premiere, new episodes of STAR TREK: PICARD's 10-episode first season will be available weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. STAR TREK: PICARD features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, STAR TREK: PICARD will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.
LEGO MASTERS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 2/5/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2019) Following THE MASKED SINGER's time period premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 5, is new competition series LEGO MASTERS (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Based on the hit British reality-competition series of the same name, LEGO MASTERS brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country's most talented amateur LEGO builders. In each episode, the competing pairs who most impress the judges will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the top teams will face off for a cash prize, the ultimate LEGO trophy and the grand title of LEGO MASTERS.
KATY KEENE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 2/6/20 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2019) A RIVERDALE spinoff, KATY KEENE follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters - fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp), and "It Girl" Pepper Smith (Julia Chan) - as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City... together. Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount), a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father's corporate empire. But Alexander's dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media's powerful senior vice president Alexandra (Camille Hyde), who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katy's roommate Jorge works at his family's bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol's Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money - or if she really has any at all. Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy's Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria (Katherine LaNasa), who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city - they'll find long-lasting friendship. Executive produced by Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Supergirl," "Glee"), Michael Grassi ("Riverdale," "Supergirl"), Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics Publisher & CEO), KATY KEENE is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.
INDEBTED (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 2/6/20 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2019) Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave's parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren't great with boundaries and the question of who's parenting who quickly becomes blurred in this multi-generational comedy starring Fran Drescher and Adam Pally as mother and son. The cast includes Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber and Fran Drescher.
TOMMY (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 2/6/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) Multiple Emmy Award winner Edie Falco stars in TOMMY as a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. A true blue New Yorker, Abigail "Tommy" Thomas (Falco) uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political and national security issues from hindering effective law enforcement in the Southland. Equal parts political, procedural and family drama, TOMMY comes from Paul Attanasio, the creator of the acclaimed series BULL, "House M.D." and "Homicide: Life on the Street." Paul Attanasio, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Kate Dennis (pilot only) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Kate Dennis directed the pilot from a script by Attanasio.
HIGH FIDELITY (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 2/14/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, October 2019) A departure from Nick Hornby's 1995 novel and beloved 2000 film, Hulu's High Fidelity centers on Rob (Zoë Kravitz, who also serves as an executive producer), a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn who revisits past relationships through music and pop culture, while trying to get over her one true love. High Fidelity also stars Da'Vine Joy Randolph, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.
DUNCANVILLE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 2/16/20 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, October 2019) New animated comedy DUNCANVILLE premieres Sunday, Feb. 16 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). From Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation," "Saturday Night Live") and Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully (THE SIMPSONS, "The Carmichael Show," "Parks and Recreation") comes DUNCANVILLE, an animated family comedy centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, and the people in his world. Poehler voices the series' two leading characters, DUNCAN and his mother, ANNIE. The series also features the voices of Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell ("Modern Family"), Emmy Award nominee Riki Lindhome ("Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to be Special," "Another Period"), Betsy Sodaro ("Another Period," "Disjointed"), Yassir Lester ("Making History") and Zach Cherry ("You," "Crashing"), as well as guest voices Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation," "Angie Tribeca") and Wiz Khalifa ("American Dad!," "BoJack Horseman").
WORLD ON FIRE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/20 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, August 2019) Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Jonah Hauer-King, Lesley Manville and Blake Harrison star in the epic World War II drama, coming to MASTERPIECE on PBS.
HOLLYWOOD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/20 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, February 2019) Ryan Murphy is bringing “Hollywood” to Netflix. Co-created with Ian Brennan, Murphy describes the new series as "a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown."