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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
JACK WHITEHALL: TRAVELS WITH MY FATHER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2017) Announcement of the new comedic travel series, Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father . In this new series, Jack Whitehall, a popular young comedian, and his father, a posh old-school Englishman, travel together throughout Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia) where they'll learn a lot about the world and maybe a little about each other. The series begins shooting this month.
NEO YOKIO (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2017) From creator, writer and executive producer Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), writer/executive producer Nick Weidenfeld and his Friends Night banner, Neo Yokio is a new animated series starring the voice talents of Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, and Desus & Mero, along with Richard Ayoade, Ike Barinholtz, Steve Buscemi, Alexa Chung, Stephen Fry, Katy Mixon, Annet Mahendru, Kiernan Shipka, Willow Smith and Amandla Stenberg. A collaboration with Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI, the Seoul-based animation studio, the series is a postmodern collage of homages to classic anime, English literature and modern New York fashion and culture. Storyboard artists for the series include Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Hunter x Hunter, Rurouni Kenshin) and Junji Nishimura (Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Pro Golfer Saru). Welcome to Neo Yokio, the greatest city in the world. It's the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance. All of this is cold comfort to the lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), the youngest member of a family of "magistocrats" - pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Today, his demon-slaying is barely more than a side-hustle coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) - Kaz himself would rather concern himself with shopping, field hockey and - of course - mending his broken heart. Always by Kaz's side are his faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude Law), and his inseparable friends Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice) as he navigates the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and tries to stay one step ahead of his arch-rival, Neo Yokio's number one most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman.) Things take a mysterious turn when Kaz is drawn into the turbulent world of ex-fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), setting in motion a sequence of events that force him to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.
LIVIN' LARGE (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2017) Livin' Large follows the adventures of the hilarious, fun-loving, self-accepting members of the Stepney Family as they pursue their dreams and navigate a world designed for thinner people. Life is too short to focus on weight loss when they could be living life in the fast lane, even when the fast lane can't quite fully support them. While understanding that they could be healthier, and always striving to better themselves, they don't let their size hold them back from living their lives full of humor, drama and family adventure. The six-episode marathon which begins at 9pm ET/PT, follows Anicya, Adam, Anthony, Cherrie, Crystal and Danisha through dating, preaching, producing music, riding segways and even ziplining!
MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 9/22/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, August 2017) MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS chronicles the tales of some of country music's most legendary artists when the series begins its eight-episode season FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX, followed by other half-hour episodes on subsequent Fridays at the same time. Marking a return to his roots in animation and as a musician, Judge ("King of the Hill"; "Beavis and Butt-Head"; Emmy(R) nominee for HBO's "Silicon Valley") co-created, narrates and serves as an executive producer on the series, which recounts the raucous adventures of these musicians, as told by those who knew them best. TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS kicks off with an episode devoted to Johnny Paycheck, followed by episodes about Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette (two parts), Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings (two parts) and Blaze Foley. TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS features animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about the exploits of these artists, brought to life by animated reenactments, woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.
DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY, THE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere - special time] · 9/23/17 at 8:15 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, August 2017) Oxygen Media, the new home for high quality true-crime programming, dives head first into the unnerving suspicion and conspiracies surrounding one of the most prominent cold cases of the social media age in a six-part event series, "The Disappearance of Maura Murray" beginning Saturday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT. When bright, young nursing student Maura Murray vanished on February 9, 2004, witnesses heard what they thought was a car crash and then saw Maura outside her vehicle on the side of the road but, moments later, when police arrived on scene, she was gone. Her disappearance has fueled a legion of online armchair detectives, causing an endless procession of blogs, books, websites and podcasts. "The Disappearance of Maura Murray" follows investigative journalist Maggie Freleng as she attempts to unravel a rabbit hole of unexplored leads, eyewitness discrepancies, missing evidence and questionable actions.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBS)
· [65-minute series premiere] · 9/24/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2017) CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its second original drama series, the highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT*. The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere. After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)
· [series premiere - special night] · 9/25/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) YOUNG SHELDON - For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. THE BIG BANG THEORY's multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet Sheldon in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros. Television. Jon Favreau directed the pilot.
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) ME, MYSELF & I stars Bobby Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man's life over three distinct periods - as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. During these pivotal periods of yesterday, today and tomorrow, Alex always finds a way to move forward with determination and humor, knowing his life story isn't defined by the bad things that happen to him, but instead by how he chooses to deal with them. Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Randall Einhorn (pilot only) are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Einhorn directed the pilot.
BRAVE, THE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) From Keshet Studios and Avi Nir (executive producer of "Homeland") comes a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes. While D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. The cast includes Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills and Hadi Tabbal. Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Brad Anderson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan also executive produce. "The Brave" is produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios.
GOOD DOCTOR, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/17 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, "Bates Motel"), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. The series is from David Shore ("House") and "Lost" and "Hawaii Five-O" star Daniel Dae Kim.
AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, September 2017) With the end of August comes the end of summer and the promises of a new school year. For some students, this brings the promise of a fresh start, but for those whose time in high school is coming to an end, it brings a whole new set of challenges, emotions and stress. National Geographic's new four-part documentary series American High School goes inside the senior year of students from Orangeburg, South Carolina, who share the highs and lows of their academic, athletic and personal achievements over the course of one year. The emotional and inspirational story premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 9/8c, giving viewers a front-of-the-classroom seat to witness firsthand what it's like to walk those halls every day for four years. Each week at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School - affectionately called O-W - brings a different set of challenges for the students and their tenacious principal, Dr. Stephen Peters: school violence, low test scores, teen pregnancy, issues of segregation and race, and students who are financially struggling. "Changing school culture is not an easy task," says Peters, who serves not only as the students' leader, but as a friend, mentor and parental figure to many. When asked about his mission at O-W, Peters says, "It's about being an adult in their life that they can depend on."
LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/17 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie"), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
90'S HOUSE (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from MTV's press release, August 2017) MTV today announced that singer and actress Christina Milian will join Lance Bass as host of the network's highly anticipated new series "90's HOUSE," premiering Tuesday, September 26th at 11 PM ET/PT. 90's fan-favorite guest stars include Mario Lopez, Tatyana Ali, Michelle Williams, Joey Fatone, Marques Houston, Tyson Beckford, Salt N' Pepa, Kid N' Play, Bill Bellamy, Joey Lawrence, Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg and more. The competition show places 12 millennial housemates in a 90's inspired house that forces the young adults to officially unplug their modern-day devices and party like it's 1990. With only the technology, catch phrases and fashion from that decade, each episode opponents will face elimination by competing in various 90's themed challenges. The raddest contestant will win $90K, a Mazda Miata and two VIP tickets on a 90's cruise.
SEAL TEAM (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment's notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds. Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Chris Chulack, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Chulack directed the pilot.
FACE VALUE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) From Push It Productions and Executive Producer Wanda Sykes, "FACE VALUE" is an edgy new 30-minute game show that will finally answer the age-old question, "Can you judge a book by its cover?" Hosted by Deon Cole ("black-ish," Barbershop) with outrageous woman-on-the-street segments from Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, "Carmichael Show"), this series is flipping the script to award cash and prizes for correctly guessing facts about strangers from all walks of life - based solely on their appearance and a few personal details. "FACE VALUE" will humorously break down stereotypes, expose prejudices, and celebrate the human spirit by highlighting the commonalities and differences among people of various backgrounds, races, religions, beliefs and life experiences. Push It Productions' Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz serve as Executive Producers along with Lance Crouther.
BEST BAKER IN AMERICA (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, September 2017) Eight of America's most elite bakers compete in the all-new primetime competition Best Baker in America, premiering Wednesday, September 27th at 10pm ET/PT on Food Network. Through six episodes, bakers from around the country must showcase their baking skills and creativity, as they are tasked with challenges that not only test their technical proficiency, but also their ability to execute under pressure, while under the watchful eyes of the judges: Food Network Star winner Jason Smith and Food Network's Marcela Valladolid. Each episode the competitors must compete in two difficult rounds, including a Skills Challenge that tests their mastery of the essential technical skills of baking, followed by a Master Challenge that tests their prowess in working with specific flavors and ingredients to create the most authentic and delicious versions of classic baked delights. In the end, the judges help determine which baker moves one step closer to winning $25,000 and earning the title of Best Baker in America!
LIAR (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2017) SundanceTV announced today the taut psychological thriller "Liar" will premiere Wednesday, September 27th at 10p/9c. The six-part series, which was created, written and executive produced by BAFTA and Golden Globe(R) nominated producers and screenwriters Harry and Jack Williams' of Two Brothers Pictures ("The Missing ," "Fleabag") and co-produced with ITV and All3 Media, stars Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt ("Downton Abbey") and BAFTA's Sian Phillips Award recipient Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four). "Liar" introduces Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) a bright and dedicated teacher, and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd), a renowned surgeon whose son is a student at Laura's school. After a seemingly innocent date, a series of volatile accusations capsize their lives. Secrets and lies slowly unravel in a tense and gripping series where everyone is lying in some way until the truth ultimately reveals itself.
50 CENTRAL (BET)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) Award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer, the iconic Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, storms BET's airwaves to take variety and sketch comedy to the next level with "50 CENTRAL." BET's first variety comedy showcase will be unlike anything seen from the genre before. Along with unprecedented sketches, the 30-minute show will feature hidden camera pranks, musical performances, and A-list celebrity guests to create the ultimate late night party - all handpicked and hosted by 50 Cent. Few artists have had as much crossover success as Jackson and he showcases his talents as an MC, actor and producer for a fresh take on the variety series. "50 CENTRAL" is produced by G-Unit Film & Television in partnership with Back Roads Entertainment with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Stephen J. Savva, Colby Gaines and Riley Robbins serving as Executive Producers and Michael A. Blum serving as Co-Executive Producer.
ROSEHAVEN (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, May 2017) SundanceTV has acquired the U.S. rights for season one of the Australian comedy series, "Rosehaven," and will co-produce season two with The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia, the network announced today. Written and created by real-life best friends and comedians Luke McGregor (Luke Warm Sex, Utopia) and Celia Pacquola (Utopia, The Beautiful Lie), "Rosehaven" is an eight-episode comedy series set in rural Tasmania about two close friends with big plans. The first season, which premiered on the ABC Australia in 2016, sweeping up audiences and critics alike with its fresh and witty take on a small-town comedy, will air on SundanceTV later this year, followed by the second season which will air immediately after. The series is to begin filming its second season June 19 in the picturesque island of Tasmania in and around Hobart and the Huon Valley. After its linear run, "Rosehaven" will be streamed on SundanceNow in the U.S. and Canada. Luke McGregor plays Daniel McCallum, who returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven to help his intimidating mother with her real estate business. He gets a surprise when his best friend from the mainland, Emma (Pacquola) turns up on his doorstep - on the run from a marriage so fresh her husband is still on their honeymoon. In no time these two friends are thrown into the center of small town life with Daniel, confronted at every turn by the ghosts of his adolescent past and a town that hasn't moved on while Emma is lapping up her anonymity in Rosehaven and newfound life on the land. Soon enough, these two best buddies find both their friendship and their sanity put to the test by the charming, but deeply eccentric, townsfolk of Rosehaven. The series also co-stars Kris McQuade (Wentworth), Katie Robertson (The Kettering Incident) and David Quirk (Please Like Me).
LATE NITE EATS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, September 2017) This fall, Cooking Channel and Chef Jordan Andino take a multi-city road trip to find the best dishes available after-dark in the new thirteen-episode series Late Nite Eats,premiering Thursday, September 28th at 10pm ET/7pm PT. In each episode, Jordan visits a brand-new city and three exceptional local restaurants that reign supreme in the late-night food scene. Each spot is cooking up something truly spectacular and revolutionizing what it means to eat out long after dark. Jordan meets the passionate chefs behind each location in their kitchen to cook up their signature dishes, mingle with late-night diners and taste their most popular after-hours dishes.
RUNDOWN WITH ROBIN THEDE, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 9/28/17 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) BET joins forces with Executive Producer Chris Rock to bring the African American female voice to late night news satire: "THE RUNDOWN WITH ROBIN THEDE." Comedian and former head writer and contributor for "The Nightly Show," Robin Thede, gives her hilariously unique take on the week's headlines in politics and pop culture in a fast-paced, no-holds-barred 30-minute late night show featuring biting social commentary, sharp sketch comedy and in-your-face pop culture parody. From the team behind "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," "THE RUNDOWN WITH ROBIN THEDE" is produced by JAX MEDIA with Chris Rock and Robin Thede serving as Executive Producers. Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, John Skidmore and Genevieve Anniello also executive produce.
BIG MOUTH (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) Big Mouth is a 10-episode, half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty. Comedian John Mulaney lends his voice to the character of Andrew, while Kroll (who serves as co-creator, executive producer) voices many including best friend Nick. Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein are among those who lend their voice to the series.
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS RIDES AGAIN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2017) The kids are back at Walkerville School for another school year of astonishing, out-of-this-world field trips in this all-new reimagining of the iconic science-comedy-adventure series The Magic School Bus. But this year, there's a new Frizzle (Kate McKinnon)! The younger sister of the famed Professor Frizzle (Lily Tomlin) has taken over the classroom! But worry not - the new Ms Frizzle shares her sister's zany ways and passion for science. Field trips this year are wilder than ever, into the clouds, across the internet, riding the continents - even a plunge into the depths of the Sun itself! And along the way, the kids we know and love bring their science investigations into the 21st century - still taking chances, making mistakes and getting messy!
PAUL HOLLYWOOD'S BIG CONTINENTAL ROAD TRIP (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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TIN STAR (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2017) On Friday, September 29, Amazon will premiere all ten episodes of original revenge thriller series Tin Star exclusively on Prime Video in the US. Starring BAFTA award-winner Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Emmy nominated Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), penned by acclaimed screenwriter, Rowan Joffé (28 Weeks Later, The American) and produced by Kudos (The Tunnel: Sabotage, Humans, Broadchurch), Tin Star is a tale of the corruption of innocence, of murder, of grief and of all consuming revenge. Set in the majestic Canadian Rockies, Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth (Roth), a former British detective now small town police chief, who brings his family to the tiny, tranquil town of Little Big Bear for a better life. When a vast new oil refinery, fronted by corporate liaison Elizabeth Bradshaw (Hendricks), opens nearby and their new home is flooded with workers looking for drugs, gambling and prostitution, Jim has to work hard to protect his family and the town from organized crime. Then crime strikes back. And when Jim's family suffers a shocking tragedy, old, dark and dangerous secrets surface. We discover that Jim is not the man we think he is but is in fact 'Jack' - the professional name for his alcoholic alter-ego: a man more unpredictable, more charismatic and infinitely more menacing than Jim. Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy, Tin Star is an exhilaratingly smart, breathlessly suspenseful thrill ride of a show as deceit, guilt, love, and all-consuming rage lead inexorably to a gut-wrenching finale.
MARVEL'S INHUMANS (ABC)
· [two-hour series premiere - special time] · 9/29/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:01 PM-10:01 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, June 2017) The highly anticipated new Marvel television series "Marvel's Inhumans" will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC. The network series premiere, including the first two episodes of "Marvel's Inhumans," will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC. "Marvel's Inhumans" explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.
ACTIVE SHOOTER: AMERICA UNDER FIRE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, September 2017) Today, SHOWTIME announced a powerful new eight-part documentary series, ACTIVE SHOOTER: AMERICA UNDER FIRE, that delivers an in-depth exploration of mass shootings and their devastating consequences. From the first-hand perspective of survivors, families of the victims, witnesses and heroic first responders, the series goes beyond the sensationalistic coverage of these nightmarish moments to offer a comprehensive report on these tragic events. ACTIVE SHOOTER: AMERICA UNDER FIRE will premiere Friday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, on-air, on demand and over the internet. Each of the eight episodes of ACTIVE SHOOTER: AMERICA UNDER FIRE focuses on one of the numerous active shooter incidents that have occurred in the United States, to provide a thoughtful and comprehensive examination of one of the most important issues of our time. Making a careful study of the attacks at Aurora, San Bernardino, Charleston, the Washington D.C. Navy Yard, Santa Monica, Oak Creek, Orlando and the incident that proved a fundamental turning point for the country, Columbine, ACTIVE SHOOTER: AMERICA UNDER FIRE analyzes the full arc of each incident - emotional as well as procedural. Even when there is no doubt about the guilt or cruelty of the shooter, identifying the root cause of mass shootings remains profoundly challenging. From the precipitating factors for each event to the heroic bravery and compassion of the first responders as they come upon the scene - and the ongoing impact on survivors, their families and communities - ACTIVE SHOOTER: AMERICA UNDER FIRE strives to create a forum for understanding, discussion and debate, keeping the lives and loss of the victims paramount amid the need to confront this grave pandemic.
RELEASED (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, August 2017) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere the eight-episode docu-series, "Released," which features intimate, first-person narratives of formerly incarcerated men and women as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time to restart their lives. The series premieres on Saturday, September 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT after an all new episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life" at 9 p.m. ET/PT. "This series depicts OWN's intention of telling personal and very real stories that affect our everyday lives," said executive producer and EVP of programming for OWN, Jon Sinclair. "The heartfelt narratives will expose the effects of mass incarceration not only on the individuals, but also the impact on the entire family unit and the unique challenges re-entering society can bring." Through a diary-like lens, "Released" presents autobiographical portraits of formerly incarcerated individuals as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time and during their first 90 days out of prison as each attempt to reconnect with their loved ones, establish their independence and begin the long, hard work of resurrecting their abandoned lives.
MY BIG FAT PET MAKEOVER (ANIMAL PLANET)
· [series premiere] · 9/30/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Animal Planet's press release, August 2017) The U.S. pet overweight and obesity rate for dogs and cats is more than 50%. In Animal Planet's new series MY BIG FAT PET MAKEOVER, pet expert and trainer Travis Brorsen begins a four-month long weight-loss and behavior modification journey with pet owners and their overweight animals with the aim of helping each pet live a healthier and happier life. Each story ends with Brorsen returning for a final weigh-in to see just how far the pets and pet owners have come. MY BIG FAT PETMAKEOVER premieres Saturday, September 30 at 10PM ET/PT. Obese animals can experience health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure, thus leading to a shorter life. In MY BIG FAT PET MAKEOVER, Brorsen creates individual exercise and diet plans in addition to implementing positive reinforcement training methods. He also uses creative techniques as wake-up calls for owners, using visual experiments that let them experience what their pets are going through. As an example, one individual is forced to wear a weighted v
VAMPIRINA (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 11:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 11:00 AM-11:30 AM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, August 2017) Disney Junior's animated series "Vampirina" will premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 (11:00 a.m. EDT), with two back-to-back episodes simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The episodes will also be available on Disney Junior VOD, Disney Junior YouTube and in the new DisneyNOW app, which will also debut two additional episodes same day. New episodes will be presented every Monday and Friday in October on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Special screenings of "Vampirina" will take place at movie theaters across the U.S. on Saturday, October 21; Thursday, October 26; and Saturday, October 28, as part of "Disney Junior at the Movies - HalloVeen Party!," presented by Fathom Events. The screening events will include a never-before-seen episode of "Vampirina," a costume party for kids and families, with more to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 22, at FathomEvents.com/DisneyJunior. Set in a Pennsylvania neighborhood, the series stars Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as the Hauntley family, friendly vampires who have recently moved from their home in Transylvania. The stories follow Vampirina (aka "Vee") as she faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town including making friends and attending a new school in the human world. Along the way, Vee learns that it may be easier to blend in with her peers, but it's more valuable to celebrate the qualities that make each individual unique.
CRIMINAL CONFESSIONS (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, August 2017) Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, premieres the new original series "Criminal Confessions," which debuts Sunday, October 1 at 7pm ET/PT. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, the series delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession. Each hour-long episode takes viewers through the emotional twists and turns of a real homicide case from the 911 call to the crime scene and leading up to the interrogation room where detectives corner their prime suspect. The police officers and detectives will walk us through their strategy while interviews with the suspects' and victims' friends and family shed light on the heartbreaking details, taking viewers on an emotional journey with the hope of finding justice. In every case, the interrogating officer will "break" the suspect and get a shocking reveal of what led to the atrocious crime.
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) WISDOM OF THE CROWD stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jeremy Piven as a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter's murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Piven) develops "Sophe," an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter's killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the "wisdom of the crowd," his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that's personal to him. Ted Humphrey; Adam Davidson (pilot); Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Media Group); and Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television. Davidson directed the pilot. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.
GHOSTED (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) Starring Craig Robinson ("The Office," "This Is the End") and Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation," "Big Little Lies"), GHOSTED is a single-camera, action-comedy about the unlikely partnership between two down-on-their-luck polar opposites tasked with an even more unlikely mission: saving the human race from aliens. LEROY WRIGHT (Robinson) is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we're speaking frankly, thinks that "aliens" are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably nuts...People like MAX JENNIFER (Scott). Max is a genius "true believer" in the paranormal who's convinced his wife was abducted by aliens. At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by CAPTAIN AVA LAFREY (Ally Walker, "Colony," "Sons of Anarchy"), a take-no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organization investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey, along with her staff - BARRY SHAW (Adeel Akhtar, "Unforgotten," "The Night Manager"), an overly friendly forensic pathologist, and DELILAH WARD, a highly opinionated tech specialist - will support Leroy and Max in their quest for answers. Now, this heroic group of underdogs will look into "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.
EXTINCT (BYUTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from BYUtv's press release, September 2017) BYUtv today announced the Oct. 1 premiere of its second original scripted drama series, Extinct. Created exclusively for BYUtv by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Johnston and Ender's Game author and science-fiction legend Orson Scott Card, Extinct is a co-production of Taleswapper, Go Films and BYUtv. Starring Chad Michael Collins (Sniper), Victoria Atkin (Assassin's Creed: Syndicate) and Yorke Fryer (How to Get Away with Murder), this 10-episode sci-fi series will air beginning with the first two episodes on Sunday, October 1 at 9pm ET/7pm MT. In Extinct, 400 years after the extinction of humankind by evil aliens called the Kariks, a colony of revived humans, the Reborns, attempt to understand and trust a group of mysterious, peaceful and highly advanced aliens known as the Originators who brought them back to life. The Reborns are guided by Drones who are the face and voice of the Originators. They guide and protect the Reborns throughout their fight against the Kariks, and the parasitic Skin Riders who take control of a "host" or person's cognitive abilities, to restore the human race and end the alien threat that drove mankind to extinction.
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/1/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) "Ten Days in the Valley" stars Kyra Sedgwick as Jane Sadler, an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. Just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted.
9JKL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 8:31 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. As Josh's family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some personal boundaries, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always. Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor and Pam Fryman are executive producers for Kapital Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot.
GIFTED, THE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. REED (Stephen Moyer, SHOTS FIRED, "True Blood") and CAITLIN (Amy Acker, "Person of Interest") STRUCKER are typical middle-class parents dealing with the realities of raising a family. However, when their teenage kids, LAUREN (Natalie Alyn Lind, GOTHAM) and ANDY (Percy Hynes White, "Night at the Museum 3"), are involved in an incident at their high school which reveals they are mutants, Reed and Caitlin do all in their power to protect their children. Forced to go on the run, the Struckers must leave behind their old lives to flee from a relentless government agency that tracks down mutants, the Sentinel Services, which includes Agent JACE TURNER (Coby Bell, "Burn Notice"). Complicating matters further is the fact that Reed is a prosecutor in the district attorney's office tasked with going after mutants. Desperate and running low on options, the family's only choice is to contact an underground network that helps mutants in trouble. The mutants in the network - ECLIPSE / MARCOS DIAZ (Sean Teale, "Reign"), BLINK / CLARICE FONG (Jamie Chung, GOTHAM), POLARIS / LORNA DANE (Emma Dumont, "Aquarius") and THUNDERBIRD / JOHN PROUDSTAR (Blair Redford, "Satisfaction") - are dealing with their own issues. With one of their members in prison and their team possibly compromised, they face an uncertain future in a world that looks increasingly dangerous for mutants. Written by Matt Nix ("Burn Notice"), directed by Bryan Singer (the "X-Men" franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Wolverine"), Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "X-Men: Days of Future Past"), Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones"), THE GIFTED is a story of survival, a story of mutants coming to terms with who they are, a story of parents accepting the fact that their kids aren't who they thought they were and loving them just the same - even if all of their lives are at risk because of it.
GROWN FOLKS (BOUNCE TV)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Bounce TV's press release, August 2017) From the creator of In The Cut and Family Time, Bentley Kyle Evans, comes Grown Folks, a half-hour situation comedy about two blue-collar couples who share a duplex while navigating life, marriage and friendship. Grown Folks stars Gary "G-Thang" Johnson (Disaster Movie, Moneyball), Tracey Cherelle Jones (Don't Be a Menace to South Central, The Players Club, Baby Boy), Jay Phillips (Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, Prom Night) and Caryn Ward Ross (The Game, You Take the Kids). World premieres Tues. Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. (ET).
HALCYON, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 10/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2017) Set in 1940, The Halcyon shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata - set to a soundtrack of the music of the era. Through hope, heartache, challenges and chaos, the staff, owner and guests of The Halcyon are a mirror reflection of the changes occurring in London during one of the most tumultuous times in the city's history. The Halcyon cast also includes Steven Mackintosh (Luther), Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina), Hermione Corfield (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Matt Ryan (Constantine). The series was created by Charlotte Jones and produced by Chris Croucher (Downton Abbey) and Left Bank Pictures (Outlander, The Crown). The eight-part one-hour series premieres on Ovation on Monday, October 2 @ 10pm ET and critics have already hailed The Halcyon as a "Lavish New Drama" - The Guardian, "A sprawling classy affair" - Daily Telegraph, and a "Dazzling Wartime Drama" - Daily Mirror.
MAYOR, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/17 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years, he's toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: Running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory. With the help of his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown, "Community") and friends, including Valentina ("Glee's" Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, "Parenthood"), a cluelessly self-serving person, is on a dangerous path to despair. In a downward spiral, Kevin returns home to stay with his widowed twin sister (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, "Once Upon a Time") and niece. On his first night there, an unlikely celestial being named Yvette appears to him and presents him with a mission -- to save the world. A light drama from executive producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters ("Marvel's Agent Carter," "Resurrection," "Reaper").
INK MASTER: ANGELS (SPIKE TV)
· [series premiere] · 10/3/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Spike TV's press release, June 2017) Spike's hit original tattoo-competition franchise, "Ink Master," continues to grow, as the network has greenlit 10 episodes of new series, "Ink Master: Angels." The series features four of "Ink Master" Season 8's top female competitors - Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose - as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America's most talented tattoo artists. Competitors will face a variety of tattoo-based challenges to see who has what it takes to beat the "Angels" and earn a spot on Season 10 of "Ink Master" (premiering on Paramount Network in 2018). Both series are produced by Truly Original. The announcement was made today by Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming & Development, Spike/Paramount Network. "As the 'Ink Master' franchise continues to grow, we are thrilled to work with Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose on 'Ink Master: Angels,'" said Senior. "The fan-favorite females of Season 8 will add a new voice to the franchise and help us discover the best artists around the country." The new series, which has been picked up for 10 one-hour episodes will air in the fall of 2017 following the culmination of "Ink Master" Season 9, which premieres Tuesday, June 6, along with new episodes of spinoff series "Ink Master: Redemption."
RILLINGTON PLACE (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2017) Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service dedicated to bringing viewers high-quality original and exclusive TV series, and acclaimed independent films and documentaries, announced today the acquisition of BAFTA nominated mini-series RILLINGTON PLACE through a deal with BBC Worldwide North America. Starring Samantha Morton (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, In America) and Tim Roth (Twin Peaks, The Hateful Eight, Rob Roy), the three-part scripted drama explores the life of serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place, London in the 1940s and 1950s. It premieres on Sundance Now on November 9th.
GHOST WARS (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2017) Created by Simon Barry, the horror series GHOST WARS is set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces. Local outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia, "Tut," "Victorious") must overcome the town's prejudices and his own personal demons to harness his repressed psychic powers in order to save everyone from the mass haunting threatening to destroy them all. GHOST WARS is produced by Nomadic Pictures. Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev ("Fargo," "Van Helsing," "Hell On Wheels"), Simon Barry ("Continuum"), Dennis Heaton ("Motive") and David Von Ancken ("Code Black") serve as executive producers. The series also stars Vincent D'Onofrio ("The Judge," "Daredevil"), Kim Coates ("Sons of Anarchy"), Kandyse McClure (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, "Hemlock Grove"), Kristin Lehman ("Motive") and Meatloaf ("Fight Club").
REAL ESTATE WARS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, August 2017) Bravo Media's new docu-series, "Real Estate Wars," premiering Thursday, October 5th at 10pm ET/PT, brings the cut-throat world of real estate in Orange County to life. With limited inventory in a premium area, this series follows two top rival real estate teams, The McMonigle Team and Relegance Group, as they fight for supremacy in this distinct and wealthy enclave. It's the ultimate turf battle in the O.C., and things get tense when realty and reality collide. John McMonigle was formerly the number one real estate agent in the country, but lost everything when the real estate market crashed, ultimately forcing him into bankruptcy. John, never a man to stay down, rebuilt his empire with five ambitious agents to create The McMonigle Team, with one of their primary goals being to beat The Relegance Group. Relegance is made up of five zealous agents, including the "real estate queen" of Orange County, Jojo Romeo, who happens to have a contentious past with John. As an estranged employee of John's, she became determined to join Relegance and help them become the #1 team in the O.C. However, it's a small world, and when they vie for the same high end clients, limited listings and large commissions, the competition can be ruthless. With 10 agents, eccentric clients, multi-million-dollar deals, old vendettas, and one common goal of winning, all is fair in real estate and war.
SUBURRA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2016) Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, announced that principal photography began this week in Rome on its first Italian original series, Suburra, which will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017. The series is written by Daniele Cesarano and Barbara Petronio with Ezio Abbate, Fabrizio Bettelli and Nicola Guaglianone and directed by Michele Placido (Romanzo Criminale, Vallanzasca - Angels of Evil), Andrea Molaioli (The Girl by the Lake) and Giuseppe Capotondi (The Double Hour). Suburra, based on the fascinating and successful novel written by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, takes inspiration from a real political scandal that broke out in the Italian capital. Suburra is however a prequel, set a few years before the real events took place. Church, politics, organized crime, local gangs and real estate developers collide and blur the lines between the legal and the illicit and their quest for power is the overriding theme in this unique crime thriller.
SUPERSTITION (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 10/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2017) The series centers on the Hastings family, owners of the only funeral home in the mysterious town of La Rochelle, Georgia. The family also acts as the keepers of the town's dark secrets and history. Known for its haunted houses, elevated graveyards, odd townsfolk and rich history of unusual phenomena, the town is also a "landing patch" for the world's darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor. XLrator Media's Barry Gordon and MVPTV's Mario Van Peebles ("Roots," "Bloodline," "Hand of God," "Empire," "Lost") will produce, and Van Peebles will also write, direct and star in some of the episodes. Joel Anderson Thompson (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, "Boomtown," "House M.D.") has been tapped as showrunner, and Laurence Andries ("Alias," "Six Feet Under," "Supernatural," "The Pacific") will executive produce.
BOBBI KRISTINA (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 10/8/17 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, August 2017) On Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT, TV One will premiere the powerful original movie BOBBI KRISTINA, an honest and moving look at the young woman at the center of one of the most talked-about stories in recent years. Starring newcomer Joy Rovaris (Stuck in the Middle) in the title role, the film aims to restore what has been lost amidst the tabloid headlines: the real Bobbi Kristina Brown, a.k.a. "Krissy" - the vibrant, talented and troubled only daughter of pop music royalty Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who died too young, and whose memory has been overshadowed by the circumstances of her death. "The tabloids painted a picture of two superstars who lived a tumultuous life, but we often forget that in the process a little girl had to grow up in a limelight that she did not choose. In its simplest form, Bobbi Kristina is a story about a beautiful mother-daughter relationship intertwined with both of their desires to be loved; one just happened to be a superstar and the other an innocent bystander to her parents' fame," said D'Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Original Programming & Production. Beginning immediately after the passing of her mother, the story delves into Bobbi Kristina's struggle to come to terms with Houston's sudden departure and the complexities of her own life. BOBBI KRISTINA presents the first three-dimensional look at a story - and a life - that deserve better. In 2012, Whitney Houston's tragic demise put her entire family in the worldwide media spotlight, with most of the glare falling on her grieving daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Krissy became one of the main characters in the story of Houston's death and its devastating aftermath as she struggled with her grief, her personal relationships, upholding her mother's legacy and her plans for the future. BOBBI KRISTINA offers a rare glimpse into the world of this young woman whose brief life and untimely end remain shrouded in mystery.
XTREME SCREAMS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/8/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, September 2017) Fear has a sound and "Xtreme Screams" will ensure that thrill-seekers' screams - heard at exhilarating rides, attractions and experiences around the world - will reverberate in viewers' ears long after they watch each heart-pumping episode. From Colorado's Terror-Dactyl, which launches riders 100 mph over Manitou Springs, to a heart-pounding jump off the 260-foot-high Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, one thing each adventure has in common is the ear-piercing shrieks coming from those brave enough to try it!
HAUNTED USA (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 10/8/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, September 2017) See America's towns and cities like never before on this spellbinding tour of the historically spookiest and most spirited destinations in the country. From enchanted hotels to bewitched bar rooms, "Haunted USA" shows off some of the strangest and scariest paranormal places.
ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY (NICK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/9/17 at 7:00 PM
(from Nickelodeon's press release, September 2017) Nickelodeon will premiere a new original TV movie, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, based on author Chris Grabenstein's acclaimed children's book of the same name, on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7:00 (ET/PT). Nickelodeon stars Casey Simpson (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) and Breanna Yde (Nickelodeon's School of Rock) join Russell Roberts (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and newcomers AJ Rivera and Klarke Pipkin in the fantastical adventure about a group of friends whose overnight stay in their town's new high-tech library turns into a daring, dangerous adventure of escape. The book, originally published in 2013 by Random House Children's Books, boasts a 109-week run on the New York Times Best-Seller list. World-renowned gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello (Russell Roberts) has built his latest creation--a new state-of-the-art library filled with whimsical and eccentric rooms, where hardcover books fly kids to shelves in the sky, and massive doors open into fantastical worlds. Kyle Keeley, Lemoncello's biggest fan, is chosen to be one of the first to experience the fun, along with his best friend Akimi, a bookworm named Sierra (Klarke Pipkin), a goofball named Andrew Peckleman (A.J. Luis Rivera Jr.), his rival Charles Chiltington (Ty Nicolas Consiglio), and others. The kids must use their wits to complete riddles and collect clues that lead them out of this unique playground of imagination. When excitement turns to jeopardy, this world of wonder begins to spiral out of control as literary characters run amok and chaos ensues. It's up to the kids to make everything right again or else they won't be the only ones escaping.
VALOR (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) An elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders are sent on a top secret mission to Somalia, a mission that goes terribly awry. Only two members of the team return safely: Warrant Officer Nora Madani (Christina Ochoa), one of the unit's first female helicopter pilots, and her commanding officer, Captain Leland Gallo (Matt Barr), while the whereabouts of their comrade Jimmy Kam (W. Tre Davis) are unknown. Now back in the U.S., Madani and Gallo are the only ones who know the truth about what really went wrong in Somalia. Nora's boyfriend, First Lieutenant Ian Porter (Charlie Barnett), suspects she's not telling him the full story, and Jess Kam (Corbin Reid), Jimmy's wife and Nora's friend, is frustrated and furious at being kept in the dark. Meanwhile Thea, (Melissa Roxburgh) the enigmatic CIA officer charged with investigating the failed mission, has her own suspicions about what occurred. With Nora still recovering from a gunshot wound suffered during the mission, the commander of the Shadow Raiders, Col. Robert Haskins (Nigel Thatch), grounds her from flying. But when it's discovered that Jimmy is alive and being held captive by a group of ruthless terrorists, Nora is determined to join Gallo back in the cockpit to rescue their friend. As preparation and training intensify, Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire as they wonder who they can trust, and whether the secrets they're hiding will help save Jimmy... or put them all in terrible danger. VALOR stars Matt Barr ("Sleepy Hollow"), Christina Ochoa ("Animal Kingdom"), Charlie Barnett ("Chicago Fire"), W. Trè Davis ("Shades of Blue"), Corbin Reid ("How to Get Away With Murder"), Nigel Thatch ("Selma") and Melissa Roxburgh ("Star Trek Beyond"). From CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Bill Haber ("Rizzoli & Isles"), Anna Fricke ("Being Human"), Kyle Jarrow ("Lost Generation") and Michael Robin ("Nip/Tuck").
SOUTHERN AND HUNGRY (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 10/9/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, September 2017) Southern food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood are two friends that are obsessed with everything southern: the people, the culture, but mainly the food. On their road trip through the South, they'll highlight the most memorable dishes and real, down-home restaurants that remind them of the ones they grew up eating in and that always feels like home.
UNDERCOVER HIGH (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 10/10/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, September 2017) A&E Network is set to premiere "Undercover High," a gripping new docuseries that follows seven young adults, ranging in age from 21 to 26, who embed themselves for a semester in Topeka, Kansas' Highland Park High School. The participants pose as typical students - attending classes, making friends and participating in school clubs and activities -to provide an inside look at what it's like to be a teenager today. Each with personal motivations driving them to help enact positive change, the participants, unaware of each other, arrive on campus where only the school administrators and select members of the community know their true identities and the reason for their semester-long stay. From bullying and the pervasiveness of social media to the struggle to excel in the classroom and navigate evolving social standards, participants discover the challenges and complexities, both new and familiar, facing today's teens. From Lucky 8 TV, "Undercover High," is a look at life between the bells and in the halls. Twelve-episode series premieres October 10 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
MAN'S GREATEST FOOD (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, September 2017) Roger Mooking leads a culinary odyssey around the country on the ultimate search for Man's Greatest Food. From Steaks to Barbecue, Seafood to Sandwiches, Pork to Pizza, and of course, man's greatest Hamburgers, no eatery is too far out of the way for these mouth-watering Top Fifteen shows. Roger sets a fast pace to sample some of the most succulent, not-to-be-missed food offerings to be found in these United States.
DYNASTY (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is charismatic, cunning, and poised to become the new COO of her father's global energy empire - or so she thinks. When her father, Blake Carrington, (Grant Show) summons Fallon and her brother, Steven, (James Mackay) home to the family compound in Atlanta, Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn't to announce her promotion - but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Cristal is stunning - and almost as young as Fallon, as Fallon is quick to point out - but she isn't just some flimsy gold-digger to be scared off. Cristal is driven, principled, a savvy publicity maven at Carrington Atlantic, and she truly loves Blake. However, the wealth and privilege of the Carringtons' world proves challenging to her, as she clashes with the staff, including Blake's butler Anders (Alan Dale), as well as Fallon, who all make it very clear Cristal doesn't belong. Family dynasties flow through blood, and Fallon would sooner draw blood than call Cristal "Mom." Fallon asks Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), the family's chauffeur - and Fallon's secret lover - to help expose Cristal for the fraud Fallon thinks she is. But when that backfires, and Blake chooses Cristal over his own daughter, Fallon sidles up to Blake's biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke), mixing business and pleasure to seek her revenge... leaving a jealous Culhane to watch from the sidelines. While the Carringtons' rocky relationships prove the theory that family sticks together no matter what, Cristal is reminded of exactly that when her nephew, Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente), arrives with a suitcase full of secrets from Cristal's past. Now Cristal's carefully concealed history could bring her future crashing down - and who knows who else she might take down with her. DYNASTY stars Grant Show ("Melrose Place"), Elizabeth Gillies ("Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"), Nathalie Kelley ("UnReal," "The Vampire Diaries"), James Mackay ("The Leftovers"), Alan Dale ("The O.C."), Sam Adegoke ("Murder in the First"), Robert Christopher Riley ("Hit the Floor"), and Rafael de la Fuente ("Empire"). From CBS Television Studios in association with Fake Empire, with executive producers Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl), Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl"), Sallie Patrick ("Revenge"), Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original "Dynasty") and Brad Silberling ("Jane The Virgin").
STORY OF US, THE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, September 2017) Why do some people rise to power and others do not? Why do we fall in love - not just with romantic partners but with friends and strangers? How has our need to share beliefs built human culture? National Geographic will seek to answer these big questions and many more with new series The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 9/8c on National Geographic. From the creators of the critically acclaimed series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, this expansion of the network's hit franchise once again finds Freeman taking viewers on a global journey to meet with people from different cultures whose lives are shaped in surprising ways by different fundamental forces, this time exploring themes that unite us all. The series will premiere globally in early 2018 on National Geographic in 171 countries and 45 languages. At a time when global events seem to be driving cultures apart, The Story of Us aims to reveal the common humanity that lies inside each one of us. Each of the six hourlong episodes will explore a single fundamental force or topic: freedom, peace, love, social division, power and rebellion. Along the way Freeman meets and speaks with powerful world leaders, ordinary people with extraordinary stories and everyone in between. "
I LOVE YOU, AMERICA (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman has created her fair share of online chatter. With I Love You, America, she's looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously. While it's great to connect with like-minded people, Silverman feels it's crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people.
COMEDY GET DOWN, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 10/12/17 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) "THE COMEDY GET DOWN" is the first scripted comedy series about what really happens behind the scenes of a massive stand-up comedy tour featuring five legendary comics - George Lopez, DL Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. They're hilarious, insane and unapologetic on stage, but the second they step off is when the real show begins. The storylines are based on actual events that have taken place not only on their wildly successful Comedy Get Down arena tour, but throughout the 25 plus years each has been a nationally headlining comedian. A workplace comedy at its core, the 30-minute, single-camera series explores the personal and professional relationships of these five comic titans as they navigate the challenges of life on the road: seedy venues, racist road managers, pushy wives, angry baby mamas, obsessive fans, demanding celebrities, shady politicians and more. Free 90 Media's Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack serve as Executive Producers along with 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg, Greg Walter and Kimberly Carver. Eric C. Rhone from A Bird and A Bear Entertainment also serves as an Executive Producer.
MINDHUNTER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) How do we get ahead of crazy if we don't know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers. MINDHUNTER. Coming to Netflix October 13, 2017. The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers.
LORE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, August 2017) Amazon announced today the Amazon Original Series Lore will premiere on Friday, October 13 on Prime Video. Based on the popular podcast of the same name, which has an average of five million monthly listens, the anthology series presents the frightening and often disturbing tales based on real people and events that have led to our modern-day myths and legends. All six episodes of the series, from Executive Producers Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard T. Owens (The Biggest Loser), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (Face Off), Glen Morgan (X-Files), Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci (A Year in Space), will be available to Prime members globally on October 13. Lore, featuring Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Adam Goldberg (Fargo) Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Colm Feore (House of Cards) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man), combines documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to bring to life terrifying, but true stories. Celebrating the origins of the horror genre, Lore explores the real-life tales behind pop culture's most legendary horror myths, such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls. Launched in March 2015 by Aaron Mahnke, the podcast Lore has generated a massive audience, was named "Best of" in 2015 and 2016 by Apple, and was listed as one of the "15 podcasts you need to hear in 2016" by Entertainment Weekly. The first book in Mahnke's three-book series, The World of Lore, will be published on October 10 by Del Rey Books.
SIGMUND AND THE SEA MONSTERS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 10/13/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, September 2017) Sid & Marty Krofft's Sigmund and the Sea Monsters follows two beachcombing brothers, Johnny (Solomon Stewart) and Scotty (Kyle Breitkopf), who find Sigmund - a real live sea monster. The two brothers befriend the harmless and funny Sigmund and hide him in their clubhouse. However, keeping him a secret may be nearly impossible since the town's overzealous Captain Barnabas (David Arquette) is obsessed with proving that sea monsters are real. With the help of their cousin Robyn (Rebecca Bloom), this team of friends makes it their mission to protect their new friend and have a great and memorable summer. Based on the nostalgic 1970s live-action series, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is directed by Ron Oliver and is executive produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. The series will also feature a cover of the original theme song, "Friends" by The Roots.
QUEERS (BBCA)
· [series premiere] · 10/14/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BBC America's press release, August 2017) BBC AMERICA is co-producing Queers, an eight-part short film series in which eight established writers respond to the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), the films star award winners Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead. The series will premiere on October 14th at 10/9c. Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, "Queers is a unique and affecting series of short films about the British Gay experience. Brilliantly written and performed, these monologues may be compact but they are brimful of humor, heartbreak, joy, humanity and tenderness."
MAKE IT OUT ALIVE (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, September 2017) Experience the pulse-pounding moments behind some of the world's greatest disasters, reliving the incredible stories of those that faced split-second decisions that made the difference between life and death. MAKE IT OUT ALIVE brings viewers back to these catastrophes and tells the stories of these events by recounting both the horrific and heroic tales of human sacrifice, bravery and survival. This new series features ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - in the center of disasters both man-made and natural - and offers compelling insights into the moments before and after disaster strikes. A special sneak peek of MAKE IT OUT ALIVE will be available on Saturday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT ahead of the series premiere on Sunday, October 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. Through dramatic recreations, rarely seen archival footage and amazing personal survivor testimony, MAKE IT OUT ALIVE features incredible stories of survival and of the lives that were lost during these tragic, life-changing moments. Who will survive, and how?
PLATINUM LIFE, THE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 10/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, August 2017) E! gives viewers an all-access pass into the lives of music's leading ladies when its new docs-series "The Platinum Life" premieres on Sunday, October 15 at 10pm ET/PT. In the eight, hour-long episodes, viewers follow Asiah Collins, Alycia Bella, La'Myia Good, Shantel Jackson, Nazanin Mandi, Lola Monroe and Crystal Smith as they indulge in the VIP life with their significant others who happen to be some of the biggest names in the music industry including Nelly, Eric Bellinger and more. While juggling their own careers and making a name for themselves, these women are headstrong and won't let anything stand in the way from achieving success. However, living in the spotlight comes with rules that all ladies have to follow. Will they fall in line or march to the beat of their own drum?
WHITE FAMOUS (SHOWTIME)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 10/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2017) In WHITE FAMOUS, Jay Pharoah plays talented young comedian Floyd Mooney, whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over into the world of becoming "white famous." A co-production of Lionsgate Television and SHOWTIME, WHITE FAMOUS is a collaboration between writer and showrunner Tom Kapinos (CALIFORNICATION), who will executive produce, and Foxx, who will executive produce and guest star in a recurring role. Tim Story, the prolific director who helmed the movie franchises Barbershop, Ride Along and Think Like A Man, will executive produce and direct the pilot. Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project) plays Malcolm, Floyd's frustrated agent who wants his client to do whatever it takes to make it big. Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth) plays Floyd's ex-girlfriend Sadie, the love of his life and the mother of his son, played by Lonnie Chavis (This is Us). Jacob Ming-Trent (Feed the Beast) stars as Ron Balls, Floyd's roommate - in the middle of the chaos, he remains the voice of reason. Stephen Tobolowsky (The Goldbergs) guest stars in the series' pilot. Additional guest stars this season will include Meagan Good, Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith and Natalie Zea.
GUCCI MANE & KEYSHIA KA'OIR: THE MANE EVENT (BET)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from BET's press release, August 2017) Premiering on 10/17/17 - the actual wedding day - the ten episode docuseries "GUCCI MANE & KEYSHIA KA'OIR: THE MANE EVENT" follows the twists and turns of hip-hop power couple, Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir, as they work to blend their families and defy the odds as they set to prepare for the most extravagant celebrity wedding of the year. Executive produced by Carlos King for Kingdom Reign Entertainment, David George and Jordanna Hochman for ITV Creative. Oji Singletary serves as showrunner.
STRANGE EVIDENCE (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, September 2017) Worldwide, 300 million surveillance cameras are watching us, on our streets, at work, and in our homes. At times, they capture images that don't seem to follow the normal laws of physics. A new Science Channel series investigates mysteries caught on tape and uncovers the science behind some of the most bizarre occurrences ever recorded. With a team of experts analyzing footage that seems to defy explanation, including levitating cars on a freeway, a statue that appears to move on its own, and a spontaneous burst of flames, STRANGE EVIDENCE premieres Tuesday, October 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
HIT THE ROAD (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, September 2017) Hit The Road is about the greatest family band you’ve never heard of – yet! This chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars traverse the country in a cramped tour bus sacrificing privacy, comfort and dignity while in search of fame and fortune. Struggling to navigate their lives and relationships while juggling what’s best for the family versus what’s best for the band, they invariably end up making very unfortunate decisions. Yet nothing will stop them from claiming their rightful place in pop history.
LOUDERMILK (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 10/17/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, September 2017) The series centers on Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about, well, everything. He is unapologetically uncensored, and manages to piss off everyone in his life. Although he has his drinking under control, Loudermilk discovers that when your life is a complete mess, getting clean is the easy part.
ELEVEN, THE (A&E)
· [series premiere - special time] · 10/19/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, September 2017) A&E Network premieres the riveting new, nonfiction, six-part limited series THE ELEVEN, which follows investigators as they reexamine the 45-year-old murders of 11 teenage girls, after the discovery of a confession letter that links the murders to a current inmate and convicted murderer, Edward Harold Bell.
DAY I MET EL CHAPO, THE: THE KATE DEL CASTILLO STORY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 10/20/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) Netflix, the world's leading internet television network, announced today the biographical series The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story will debut exclusively on Netflix October 20, 2017. The Day I Met El Chapo is the biographical account of Mexican actress, Kate del Castillo. The three-part series tells Kate's side of the story using never-before-seen footage and exclusive details of what led to the infamous meeting between one of the world's most notorious drug lords, a Hollywood star and one of Mexico's most famous television actresses.
WATCHER IN THE WOODS, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/21/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) Executive producer and director Melissa Joan Hart reimagines the '80s cult classic starring Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood, the distraught mother whose daughter, Karen, vanished in the English countryside over 20 years ago. When Jan Carstairs (Tallulah Evans) and her family move into the idyllic Aylwood manor for the summer, Mrs. Aylwood is taken aback by Jan's striking resemblance to Karen. The family is warned against entering the surrounding woods, but Jan and her little sister Ellie (Dixie Egerickx) hear voices coming from the forest. Strange occurrences begin to unnerve the family and Jan begins to suspect that they are linked to Karen's disappearance. As Jan unravels the dark past hidden by the townspeople, she delves further into the mystery and deeper into danger, but now it might be too late to escape The Watcher in the Woods. The Watcher in the Woods is produced by Hartbreak Films. Paula Hart also executive produces. The script was written by Scott Abbott.
JELLIES!, THE (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/17 at 12:15 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:15 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, September 2017) Get ready as Adult Swim introduces its newest animated original series and fun-loving family, The Jellies!, on Sunday, October 22nd at 12:15 a.m. E/P. The Jellies! is a quarter-hour animated series created by Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce, that follows a family of jellyfish, including their 16-year-old human son, Cornell. When Cornell learns that he was adopted at birth, he is shocked by the news and spirals out of control as he tries to "find himself." The result is he, his family and friends continue to end up in uncanny situations. The show's musical score and original composition is created by Tyler, who also lends his voice, along with those of Boyce, Phil LaMarr, Blake Anderson, AJ Johnson, Kevin Michael Richardson, and many more to the show's great cast of characters. The Jellies! is executive produced by Tyler, Boyce, Kelly Sato Clancy, Aaron Augenblick, Chris Clancy, Lloyd Braun, and Jared Heinke.
SCARED FAMOUS (VH1)
· [series premiere] · 10/23/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from VH1's press release, August 2017) VH1 today announced the new spine-chilling competition series "Scared Famous" will premiere on Monday, October 23rd at 9PM ET/PT. Legendary rapper Redman is named the Master of Scare-a-Monies for 10 of the biggest reality stars as they try to endure gruesome challenges and terrifying scares that pay homage to recent horror hits. Over 2 weeks, these celebrities will move into an eerie estate in Savannah, Georgia, one of America's most haunted cities, and test their limits for a chance to donate $100,000 to his or her favorite charity. They must rely on alliances, strategy and friendships, but supernatural forces beyond their control may be their true undoing.
LAST O.G., THE (TBS)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 10/24/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2017) Comedy superstar and multiple Emmy(R) nominee Tracy Morgan is coming to TBS this fall in The Last O.G., a new comedy series that he co-created aongside creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri. The series is set to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 24, with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Subsequent episodes will air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby & Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory. The Last O.G. also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the head of the halfway house where Tray is staying, and Allen Maldonado as Tray's cousin Bobby, who helps him adjust to life on the outside. Executive-producing with Morgan, Peele and Carcieri are Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak of Principato Young.
AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 10/24/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, July 2017) Actress and comedian Amy Sedaris cordially invites you into her home with the premiere of her new comedy series At Home with Amy Sedaris, which truTV announced today will premiere on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30pm ET/PT. In this series co-created by Sedaris and Paul Dinello, Amy will show off her diverse but necessary homemaking skills. These skills range from creating popsicle stick buddies and gutting a fish to making raisin necklaces and entertaining businessmen. Each episode will revolve around a traditional theme, such as: entertaining the grieving, the craft of love making, and cooking without pots and pans. As always, Amy will use her unique expertise to entertain guests, demonstrate her know-how by preparing meals, and exhibit her can-do spirit by attempting to work out personal issues. Remember, if you want to be the perfect host, accentuate the positives, and medicate the negatives. Throughout the 10-episode first season of At Home with Amy Sedaris, Amy will be joined by a cavalcade of guest stars including Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Cole Escola, Jane Krakowski, Heather Lawless, David Pasquesi, Sasheer Zamata, and many more.
JOB INTERVIEW, THE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/25/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, August 2017) New series "The Job Interview" takes an inside look at the world where the words you say, the clothes you wear, and even the expression on your face can mean the difference between success and failure. Each half-hour episode of this observational series brings viewers into the room as a real employer conducts real interviews with real candidates - only one of whom will land an offer. "The Job Interview" is produced by ITV Entertainment based on an ITV Studios Format, to be distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment Limited with David Eilenberg, David George, Shawn Witt and Arthur Borman serving as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Luke Bauer are the executive producers for CNBC.
DROP THE MIC (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 10/26/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from TBS's press release, July 2017) Celebrities are getting ready to put their battle rapping skills to the test in TBS's new series Drop the Mic. The comedic music competition, hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, is based on the enormously popular segment from the Emmy(R)-winning series The Late Late Show. James Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp serve as executive producers, with Joanna Gallagher as co-executive producer. Drop the Micwill premiere on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Each week on Drop the Mic, four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture will face off against each other in a rap battle royale packed with "I can't believe they just said that" moments. At the end of each head-to-head battle, the studio audience will vote to pick the winner.
FLINT (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 10/28/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) Flint is the gripping retelling of a crisis that shook a nation and shines a light on the whistleblowers who exposed the biggest environmental scandal of our generation. LeeAnne Walters (Betsy Brandt, Breaking Bad), Melissa Mays (Marin Ireland, Sneaky Pete) and Nayyirah Shariff (Jill Scott, Steel Magnolias) join forces after discovering that the drinking water in Flint, Michigan is contaminated, resulting in a slew of devastating medical problems for their families. When their claims go unheeded, they band together to expose the wrongdoings committed by their reckless, bean-counting government officials whose carelessness caused irrevocable harm to the lives of its residents.Golden Globe(R)-winner, Academy Award(R) and Grammy(R)-nominee Queen Latifah (Star) also stars and executive produces. Inspired by the Time Magazine cover story, "The Toxic Tap," by Josh Sanburn, Flint is also executive produced by Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) nominated team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for Sony Pictures Television, Emmy(R) Award-winning journalist Katie Couric and Shakim Compere from Flavor Unit Entertainment. Academy Award(R) nominee Bruce Beresford directs from a script by Barbara Stepansky. Lifetime has partnered with the United Way of Genesee County on a PSA, featuring the cast of Flint, to encourage viewers to donate to help the people of Flint.Funds raised will go to much needed short-term, immediate relief, including purchasing filters and bottled water, and more long-term health and development needs for the children of Flint and their families. To donate or for more information, go to http://www.unitedwaygenesee.org/lifetime.
MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 10/28/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug (Skarsten). She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. What Madeline didn't expect was to be swept off her feet by the bride's gorgeous brother, movie star Johnny Blake (Donovan). Johnny came to the quirky town to support his sister - not to fall in love. Yet Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. Madeline finds the real Johnny even more captivating than her celebrity crush. Will the action star be brave enough to take on the role of a lifetime?
BACK (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2017) Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service dedicated to bringing members high-quality, acclaimed independent film, documentaries and TV series, announced today a new scripted original co-production, BACK, created and written by Oscar nominee Simon Blackwell (Veep, In the Loop, Peep Show), directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners) and starring BAFTA winners David Mitchell (Peep Show) and Robert Webb (Peep Show). The six part acerbic comedy, which reunites Blackwell with Mitchell and Webb, follows Stephen (Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father's footsteps and take over the family business, but his plans are soon foiled by the unexpected return of his estranged foster brother, Andrew (Webb). It premieres on Sundance Now in fall 2017 and will premiere on SundanceTV later in 2018. International sales are being managed by BBC Worldwide.
S.W.A.T. (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 11/2/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2017) Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson (Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community. Aaron Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Neal Moritz, Marney Hochman, Danielle Woodrow and Pavun Shetty are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Lin directed the pilot.
ALIAS GRACE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/3/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2017) The series will be broadcast in Canada on CBC and will stream everywhere else globally on Netflix on Friday, November 3. The story of Alias Grace follows Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott (Kerr Logan), was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin), in 1843. James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment. Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail. Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.
LOST WIFE OF ROBERT DURST, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) While Robert Durst has captured headlines with his recent arrest and controversy surrounding the documentary, The Jinx, Lifetime puts his forgotten first wife Kathie at the center of The Lost Wife of Robert Durst. Young and wide-eyed Kathie (Katharine McPhee, Scorpion) falls in love with charming, yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Daniel Gillies, The Originals), only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. But when Kathie disappears in 1982, her family and friends are deeply disturbed that her disappearance isn't taken seriously by police. While Durst is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his close friend, journalist Susan Berman, the questions linger as to what really happened to Kathie. The Lost Wife of Robert Durst pulls back the curtain on the world of Robert Durst and explores what may have happened between him and Kathie. Based on the book A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst by investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck, the film is executive produced by Lincoln Square Productions' Linda Berman (Madoff) and Rudy Bednar (Final Witness). Emmy Award winner Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) directs from a script written by Emmy nominee Bettina Gilois (Bessie).
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF ICE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/4/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Those years of law school pay off for Emma but not in ways one would expect. When she finds out that her beloved ice-sculpting contest, part of her hometown's Christmas festival, has been canceled, she springs into action. Determined to keep it going, she enlists sponsors and artists. Nick, the town's ace artisan, isn't interested in competing this year, but Emma wants him as her teammate. Considering what she's managed to accomplish, Nick is impressed and signs on. As Emma and Nick work together, she realizes there's more to life than legal briefs. Transformed by Emma's can-do spirit, Nick is invigorated, too. They just might have a shot at winning this very special Christmas contest - and a lot more.
CHRISTMAS IN THE AIR (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/5/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Lydia (Bell), a successful professional organizer, is constantly trying to grow her business, but even her ambition takes a back seat to love when she meets Robert (Close), a frazzled widower with two young children. A toy inventor, Robert is asked to present his new Christmas toy line to a superstore. His challenge is he only has 12 days to get his life and his business in order. Talk about a Christmas rush! Lydia shows Robert that this task goes way deeper than messy junk drawers and encompasses every aspect of his life. While she's intent on helping him straighten out details he had long ignored, Robert teaches the buttoned-up Lydia that messiness can be a delightful part of life.
XSCAPE: STILL KICKIN' IT (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/17 at 9:00 PM
MR. CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/5/17 at 9:00 PM
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SMILF (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 11/5/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, August 2017) SMILF will take a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie, Bridgette (Frankie Shaw), whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. Adapting her Sundance Film Festival Jury award-winning short film, Shaw will star, write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical comedy, with Oscar(R) nominee Michael London (Sideways), Emmy(R) nominees Janice Williams (Confirmation), Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher), and Scott King (Difficult People) executive producing. Multiple Emmy winner Rosie O'Donnell will co-star in her first series regular TV role as Tutu, Bridgette's prideful Southie mother who lives by her own set of rules. The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios as a co-production with SHOWTIME.
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, September 2017) When you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask for a glass of milk, and then...who knows what he'll ask for next? Based on the beloved books by Laura Numeroff (Dennis the Menace) and Felicia Bond and executive produced by Numeroff, Bond and Emmy Award-winning writer Ken Scarborough (Arthur, Sesame Street, Curious George) who also serves as head writer, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie follows the adventures of Mouse, Oliver, Moose, Pig, Cat, and Dog, as they discover that when you've got a curious Mouse for a friend one thing always leads to another, then another, and then another! The show's learning approach was developed in consultation with authors Mimi Ito and John Seely Brown and revolves around a cause and effect narrative structure that sparks imagination and the creativity engendered by knowing that possibilities are endless. The pilot and beloved book are both rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by customers with 82% 5-star reviews for the pilot and 84% 5-star reviews for the book. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will feature new recordings by Grammy nominated recording artist Lisa Loeb.
FATE/APOCRYPHA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) Fourteen Heroic Spirits gather for an apocryphal Holy Grail War. In a city called Fuyuki, seven magi and their Heroic Spirits once clashed in a Holy Grail War. But amid the chaos of the Second World War, a magus made off with the Grail. Decades later, the Yggdmillennia clan holds the Grail high and secedes from the Mage's Association, declaring their independence. Angered by the move, the Association sends assassins after them, only to have them wiped out by a Yggdmillennia Servant. The choice is made to fight Servants with Servants, and the Holy Grail War system is expanded to two factions of seven Servants each. A Holy Grail War of unprecedented scale -- a Great Holy Grail War -- begins in Trifas, Romania. The series stars Natsuki Hanae, Maaya Sakamoto, Koki Uchiyama, Miyuki Sawashiro, Junichi Suwabe, Saori Hayami, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Koji Yusa, Ryotaro Okiayu, Makoto Furukawa, Rumi Okubo, Tetsu Inada, Mitsuru Miyamoto, Satoshi Tsuruoka, Ai Nonaka, Kei Shindo and Sakura Tange. Fate/Apocrypha is an ANIPLEX/A-1 Pictures production. The series will be 25 episodes that premiere is the US and Canada on November 7 and everywhere else, except Japan, on December 2.
BARGAIN MANSIONS (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, September 2017) Home renovator Tamara Day transforms Kansas City's forgotten centuries-old properties into spacious dream homes on DIY Network's newest series Bargain Mansions. Premiering Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the 12-episode series showcases Tamara as she scoops up rundown mansions for a fraction of their worth, uncovers distinctive features hidden by years of decay and incorporates the modern amenities that will attract buyers. "These large old homes just need a little more love to bring them back to their former glory," said Tamara. "Restoring homes is my passion and I'm grateful it's my job too." In each episode, Tamara, a mother of four, teams up with her own father and mentor, Ward, as she takes on challenges common to older homes, including water damage and cracked foundations. She also redesigns unusual layouts to create desirable open-concept spaces. With strict timelines and budgets in place, Tamara saves and restores the authentic features such as pocket doors, stately staircases and exposed brick walls of these historic properties. In addition to original charm, the finished homes boast refreshed exteriors, gorgeous kitchens and spa-like bathrooms.
LONG ROAD HOME, THE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, July 2017) Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller of the same name, the series relives a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad - a day that came to be known as "Black Sunday." The series cuts between the action on the ground in Iraq and that of the homefront back in Texas, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst. The Long Road Home premieres Tuesday, November 7 on National Geographic.
DAMNATION (USA)
· [series premiere] · 11/7/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, September 2017) An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, DAMNATION centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. The pilot introduces Seth Davenport (Killian Scott, "71"), a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green, "Quarry") to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past. The series also stars Sarah Jones, Chasten Harmon, Melinda Page Hamilton, Christopher Heyerdahl and Joe Adler. From executive producers Tony Tost ("Longmire"), Adam Kane ("American Gods"), James Mangold ("Logan") Guymon Casady ("Game of Thrones") and Daniel Rappaport ("Office Space") on behalf of Entertainment 360, the pilot was written and created by Tost and directed by and executive produced by David MacKenzie (Oscar(R) nominated "Hell or High Water"). Universal Cable Productions co-produces the series with Netflix, who will have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
CROMARTIES, THE (USA)
· [series premiere] · 11/9/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, September 2017) For the first time in 11 years since being drafted into the NFL, Antonio Cromartie is a full-time dad. Terricka, his wife, loves having Antonio home to help raise their five, soon to be six, kids, but Antonio's OCD, intense competitiveness and his raising their kids the same way he would coach a football team may prove to be too much for the whole house! There's not exactly a playbook for parenting, but as a team, Antonio and Terricka are making their own rules. A Wilshire Studios production, THE CROMARTIES is executive produced by Justin Tucker and Art Lyons.
IT HAPPENED HERE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/17 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) It Happened Here (Nov. 10): Each episode takes viewers to the exact site of a celebrity's controversial or tragic event to retrace their final footsteps and backtrack through the places that help tell the story and solve the riddles surrounding the case. From the Las Vegas Strip where Tupac Shakur was gunned down to the New York apartment where Heath Ledger died, It Happened Here paints a more complete picture of what really happened before a celebrity's life changed forever. Other hour-long episodes include the stories behind Selena, Joan Rivers, Janis Joplin, John Belushi, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe. It Happened Here is produced by Buck Productions.
STALKER FILES, THE (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 11/10/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ReelzChannel's press release, July 2017) The Stalker Files (Nov. 10): Take an unnerving dive into the cases of stalkers whose unrelenting obsession with a celebrity led to jarring and tragic ends. Every hour-long episode unfolds with two seemingly separate timelines building to a climax of fear and violence with each story presented through expert interviews, recreations, actual case files and insights from seasoned law enforcement officials. See the chilling stories behind the stalking cases involving Erin Andrews, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, Madonna, Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, David Letterman, Christina Grimmie, Rebecca Schaeffer and Brooke Shields. The Stalker Files is produced by Buck Productions.
OSCAR PISTORIOUS: BLADE RUNNER KILLER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, September 2017) Oscar Pistorious: Blade Runner Killer tells the story of the sprint runner dubbed the "Blade Runner," and his rise to fame as a gold medalist Paralympic champion and as the first double-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics. Oscar's (Andreas Damm, Elementary) resilience to overcome his disability combined with his apparent fairy tale relationship with model Reeva Steenkap (Toni Garrn, Under the Bed) turned him into a media favorite. This all shattered one Valentine's Day night when four bullets were fired and Reeva's life was taken. Her brutal death shocked the world and the court room drama that followed consumed the news. Told from the point of view of the people most affected -- Reeva and her mother -- Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer will give the inside scoop of the events leading up to Reeva's killing, the relationship between Oscar and Reeva, the cracks that were forming in it, as well as what allegedly happened on that tragic night and the courtroom trials that followed.
SWEETEST CHRISTMAS, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) When struggling pastry chef Kylie Watson (Chabert) learns she's made it to the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition, she thinks her competitive spirit has finally paid off and hopes the publicity will help her jumpstart her new café. There's just one problem - the oven she's supposed to use breaks down right before the contest. Determined to enter, she reaches out to Nick Mazannti (Coco), her old boyfriend from culinary school who gave up his dream of being a pastry chef to take over his family's pizzeria. Nick allows her to use his industrial pizza oven at night to craft her ambitious gingerbread confections. As the two reminisce about the dreams of their youth, their romance is rekindled. But just as Kylie is on the cusp of taking the grand prize - and embracing true love - things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend takes drastic steps to win her back. Kylie realizes she must embrace the Christmas Spirit or risk losing both the contest and her new love.
SONG FOR CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/11/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Pop superstar Adelaide Kay (Tobin) is so fed up with her controlling manager that she sneaks off the tour bus after their latest squabble. Though exhilarated to be free, she finds herself stranded in the freezing cold of a Pennsylvania winter, with no money and no plan. A local family, the Lapps, take her in. They know the true meaning of the season, even if they're close to losing their dairy farm. No one in the family recognizes Adelaide except Dillon (McGarry), the oldest son. He figures she's the ticket to fast cash and plots to snap photos of Adelaide around the farm and sell them to tabloids. What he doesn't plan, however, is their mutual attraction. As they get to know each other, Dillon has two realizations: Profiteering from invading Adelaide's privacy is wrong and his uptight girlfriend is not the one for him. When Adelaide performs a song, which Dillon's kid sister wrote, a lot of money is earned which aids the Lapps and other strapped farmers.
MISS CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/12/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Holly Kuhn (D'Orsay) is on her annual mission of finding a majestic specimen for The National Tree. While searching for the perfect Christmas fir for the Washington, D.C. Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, Holly receives a letter from a boy detailing why his town boasts the most beautiful evergreen. Holly travels to the boy's quaint New England town, where she meets his handsome uncle, Sam McCary (Blucas). Sam owns the land from which it grows and is a protective steward. It holds such deep meaning for Sam that he's not about to let it be chopped down even for such an honor. Still, Holly finds herself falling for Sam, and they discover the magic that this perfect tree can bring, just in time for the holidays.
ENGAGING FATHER CHRISTMAS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/12/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) It's Christmas and Miranda (Krakow) leaves Seattle with a suitcase full of presents to join her longlost family in Carlton Heath, where she will experience the joyful traditions she missed as a child. Last Christmas, Miranda fell in love with Ian (Matter), a local man who helped her as she searched for her father, James Whitcomb, a famous theatre actor she believed had a connection to the town. At his widow Margaret's (Malick) request, Miranda agrees to keep it a secret to protect the family from scandal. This Christmas, she fears the warm welcome she received from the Whitcomb family will soon turn cold when Miranda receives an anonymous text from someone who threatens to expose her identity.
FUTURE MAN (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/14/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) Future Man stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) as "Josh Futturman," a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW, THE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, September 2017) November 15th @ 10pm marks the premiere of "THE TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW." Born out of their popular YouTube series "UNHhhh", which recently landed a coveted spot on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" of the Ten Things They Love This Week (EW, 7/28/17). The show is a hilarious hybrid of late night, daytime, and advice shows. Hosted by "RuPaul's Drag Race" fan favorites Trixie Mattel (Season 7's breakout, whose elimination remains one of the most controversial in "Drag Race" herstory) and Katya Zamolodchikova (an All-Stars Finalist and Season 7's "Miss Congeniality"), the girls discuss anything and everything from their distinct points of view. Topics run the gamut from hook-ups and break-ups, fear, God, death and porn, to name a few.
MOST EXPENSIVEST (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 11/15/17 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, September 2017) Following the girls on November 15th @ 10:30 PM is the premiere of "MOST EXPENSIVEST" hosted by Grammy winning hip-hop superstar 2 Chainz who takes viewers on a charming and unexpected tour of the culture of excess. Kinetic and completely unpredictable, 2 Chainz "investigates" all manner of products and services, driven by a central question: Is it worth it? Is it sh*t? Or is it "The Sh*t"? Shot in New York City and Las Vegas, "Most Expensivest" dives headlong into the absurdly luxurious and will determine if $4,000 canine cologne, an $800 bottle of beer or $5,000 Chicken Wings are really worth it.
I AM ELIZABETH SMART (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2017) 2017 marks the 15-year anniversary of Elizabeth Smart's abduction. Part of a cross-network event with A&E, Lifetime's I Am Elizabeth Smart is the definitive, authorized movie about the harrowing kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, told from her perspective and with her full participation. In June 2002, Elizabeth Ann Smart (Alana Boden) was a 14-year-old girl when she was abducted from her Salt Lake City home by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell (Skeet Ulrich). He brought her to a hilly encampment where, with his twisted accomplice Wanda Barzee (Deirdre Lovejoy), he held Elizabeth captive. She was starved, drugged, raped and subjected to bizarre religious rituals until, nine months later, she enabled her own rescue. A film about the kidnapping was rushed on the air shortly after the incident, but it shied away from the reality of what Elizabeth went through. Now, in I Am Elizabeth Smart, Elizabeth herself, as a producer and on-screen narrator, explores how she survived, and confronts the truths and misconceptions about her captivity. I Am Elizabeth Smart is executive produced by Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison of Asylum Entertainment, Allison Berkley and Joseph Freed of Marwar Junction Productions. Barbara Lieberman and Tom Patricia also executive produce the movie with Elizabeth Smart serving as producer. Sarah Walker directs from a teleplay by Tory Walker. The two-part documentary special, Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography debuts on A&E on November 12 and 13.
COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Allie Richfield (McKellar) is at a crossroads when she lands a job as house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside. While preparing the place for sale, Allie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the Marley family, though they seem to be a family in name only. There's Kip Marley, who never met a party he didn't like; Robert, the handsome but all-business executor of the estate; Sloane, who arrives with her two young children, sans husband, and the 90-year-old matriarch, Pippa, a spitfire who doesn't want to put the house up for sale at all. As Allie is inserted into the home and the lives of the Marley family, she finds herself drawn to Robert - even as Kip pursues her. Can she navigate her suddenly complicated love life while helping mend family feuds and maybe teaching all the true spirit of Christmas?
COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 11/18/17 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, July 2017) SundanceTV today announced that its four-hour documentary series "Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders" from Academy Award(R) nominee Joe Berlinger will air as a two-night special event on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th starting at 9p/8c. The series focuses on the infamous crime that shocked the nation and was chronicled in Truman Capote's seminal book, In Cold Blood - the November 15, 1959 brutal murder of four members of the Clutter family in their home in a small Kansas farming community, a crime seemingly without motive. An AMC Studios, RadicalMedia and Third Eye Motion Picture Company production, the true crime documentary takes a fresh in-depth look at the legendary case - digging into the resulting investigation, and the convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock. "Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders" draws from the first-hand accounts of relatives, family friends, townspeople and law enforcement -- some of whom have never spoken publicly before. In addition to commentary from surviving Clutter family members, there are new insights from Paul Dewey, son of Alvin Dewey, who was the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's lead detective on the case; Gerald Clarke, Truman Capote biographer and friend; and actor Scott Wilson, who played murderer Richard "Dick" Hickock in the Academy Award-nominated motion picture, among others. The series also presents never-before-seen details such as original photographs, audio recordings, and documents from the case, as well as memoirs and letters from the murderers and their families. Through this immersive investigation, the true crime docuseries deepens our understanding of this notorious crime and explores the role it played in the American psyche.
JOYOUS CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/18/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Joy may be down-on-her-luck, but her humanity is intact. She jumps to the aid of a stranger, rescuing the woman from a terrible accident. The woman who nearly died is quite successful and learns a great lesson from her accident: Helping others is the key to true success and could be the path to finding true love as well.
ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/19/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Weeks before Christmas, interior designer Laura (Alexa PenaVega) is sent to her hometown to remodel a landmark hotel. As Laura is kept busy with the renovations, her eight-year-old daughter Nicole is introduced to the art of dancing at a local dance studio. Laura is surprised to find that the studio's owner is Ricardo (Carlos PenaVega), her old high school sweetheart and former dance partner. When Laura and Ricardo reconnect, sparks fly on and off the dance floor. Christmas traditions become the backdrop for spirited dancing and unexpected romance.
BRAMBLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/19/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) While settling his father's estate, Finn Conrad (Haydn-Jones) becomes suspicious as to why he left a nurse $50,000. His dad knew her for less than two months before he died. Just before Christmas, Finn wants to reclaim what he considers his family's money, so he goes undercover to investigate the bed-and-breakfast the nurse has recently taken over. When Finn meets Willa (Reeser), he discovers she wasn't stealing his father's money, she's the single mother of a sick boy who needed an operation. Finn's dad paid for the operation and financed Willa's dream of running the Bramble House B&B. Though Willa and Finn are protective of their hearts for different reasons, they fall in love - until she discovers his true identity and the reason for him being there. Now Finn must gain Willa's trust to make this a Christmas to remember.
MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 11/21/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, July 2017) Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel's Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe - their parents.
GODLESS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/22/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, August 2017) In a seven-part epic western from Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh, executive producer Casey Silver, and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter and director Scott Frank, the first-ever original limited series Godless comes to Netflix November 22, 2017, and stars Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, and Jack O'Connell. Notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of outlaws are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), an outcast herself, in a worn-down, isolated mining town of La Belle, NM -- governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.
SECRETLY SANTA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/22/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Just how secret does an office secret Santa have to be? In Melanie's case, she finds it's just a little too covert. The assignments were distributed for Secret Santa, and Melanie is a little worried but very excited that she was given her crush, Donovan. She comes up with thoughtful gifts and spoton notes. Donovan is so taken by his Secret Santa, he starts to fall in love - only someone else is stealing her credit, pretending to be his Secret Santa. Now Melanie must work to prove to Donovan that she is the right one as far as Santas and girlfriends go.
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 11/23/17 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2017) She's Gotta Have It the Netflix Original Series from Academy Award(R) Nominated Director SPIKE LEE is a 10-episode contemporary update of Lee's 1986 revolutionary debut film. Starring DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) in the central role of Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: Greer Childs played by Cleo Anthony (Divergent), Jamie Overstreet played by Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), and Mars Blackmon played by Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos. Chyna Layne (Precious) and Ilfenesh Hadeara (Baywatch), Margot Bingham (Barbershop: The Next Cut), Sydney Morton (Love, New York), and Joie Lee (Do The Right Thing) also star. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, he created and produced the show. Tonya Lewis Lee is Executive Producer. Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage are also Producers. She's Gotta Have It was SPIKE's landmark film which he shot in 12 days during the long hot summer of 1986. The film signaled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies. The new She's Gotta Have It is SPIKE's first TV series.
MISTLETOE INN, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/23/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Beloved, fastidious, high school teacher Lucy Farebrother inherits a castle in the Scottish Highlands at Christmas. Lucy surprises her boyfriend Alex with a Christmas dream vacation to Scotland to celebrate the couple's seventh anniversary. Over the long flight, the couple dreams of the life they will make together in the most enchanted place. Imagine their surprise when they discover before Lucy can move into the home that is her birthright, she must first come up with a plan to convince moody, artistic novelist Duncan MacBain - a squatter in the castle - to leave. Let the holiday tugof- war begin!
FINDING SANTA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/24/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Jessica was delighted to start running her New England town's Christmas events after her mom died. The main event is the parade on Christmas Day when the jolly man in red greets the crowd. For the last 30 years, Henry, owner of a famous Santa School, played St. Nick. When Henry falls ill, and everyone else he has trained is already booked, Jessica's in a predicament. The only possible replacement is Henry's son, Ben, a driver who never wanted to follow in his father's shoes. Desperate, Jessica sets off 200 miles north to find Ben and lures him to town by hiring him to drive her back. The trek is daunting; the real Kris Kringle makes it around the world easier than Ben and Jessica on their return. Still, once Ben dons the red suit, he feels the spirit of Christmas - and soon begins to realize he may have found the new, real-life Mrs. Claus.
CHRISTMAS TRAIN, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/25/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, August 2017) Hallmark Channel announces the highly-anticipated original film, "The Christmas Train," a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, starring Dermot Mulroney ("Shameless," "My Best Friend's Wedding"), Kimberly Williams-Paisley ("Darrow & Darrow," "Father of the Bride"), Emmy(R) Award-winner and two-time Oscar(R) nominee Joan Cusack ("Shameless," "Toy Story 4"), and four-time Emmy(R) Award nominee Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon") begins production today and will have its exclusive World Premiere on Hallmark Channel, Saturday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). "The Christmas Train" is a Crown Media Productions original movie and is based on national and international bestselling author David Baldacci's novel of the same name. In "The Christmas Train," disillusioned, globetrotting journalist Tom Langdon (Mulroney) must get from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to take the intercontinental trip by train, and determined to chronicle his adventure, Tom finds himself westbound with a variety of characters. On the train is renowned movie producer Max (Glover), Max's script doctor and protégé Eleanor (Paisley), and Agnes (Cusack) who occupies the cabin opposite Tom's and seems to know his business better than he does. While all passengers on the Christmas train appear to be headed for the same destination, Tom has no idea that the rugged locomotives taking him across America will instead detour straight into his heart - into rude awakenings, his wildest hopes and dreams, and toward the opportunity for love Tom thought was lost forever.
SWITCHED FOR CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 11/26/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch a year after their mother died. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. Though not close, each is envious of the other's life. What's a twin to do but take advantage of this and who would be the wiser? They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do - swap lives until Christmas Day. And by doing so, each woman discovers the true meaning of her life and gains a deeper perspective and appreciation for what she already had.
CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 11/26/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) A military widow (Benz), whose faith in Christmas has lapsed, rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team up to save the town's military museum with a Christmas fundraising event, these two 'wounded birds' find themselves falling in love - and being healed by the magic of Christmas.
CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Snow globes can have a magical, mesmerizing sway over those who concentrate on them. No one knows that better than residents of Evergreen, Vermont. In this bucolic burg, where families have lived for generations and take care of each other, there's a belief that if you wish upon the snow globe in the local café, that wish will come true. The only catch is the wish must be completely sincere. When the town veterinarian wishes that this will be her most romantic Christmas ever, she figures that will happen with her longtime beau. Stranded in an airport, she befriends a businessman and his daughter, who had made her own wish on the snow globe. The magical Christmas they share turns out to be more than anyone wished for.
GIFT TO REMEMBER, A (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/2/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Darcy's lifelong love of reading has led her to the perfect job, working in a small Manhattan bookstore. A real romantic, Darcy won't settle for some man simply because of his job title or bank account. No, she insists on being swept off her feet. One day, while bicycling to work, Darcy crashes into Adrian, a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. Knocked unconscious, he's rushed to the hospital where he falls into a coma. Deeply shaken, the guilt-ridden Darcy takes the dog home, waiting to reunite him with his owner. As she learns more about Aidan - a world-traveler, a devoted man of letters - Darcy realizes he could be the one she has been waiting for. That is, until he comes to and Darcy discovers she has created a fictional world for a very real man. Will she still fall in love?
REINDEER LODGE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Sophie Bennett (Sweeney) begins a new holiday tradition of spending every holiday at the Evergreen Inn and Ski Lodge, which she inherited from her parents. Evergreen Inn is a special place filled with people who cannot make it home for the holidays or who have had such wonderful experiences that it has become their home-away-from-holiday-home. This Christmas, Sophie will meet an unforgettable family, and her own life will be forever changed.
ANGEL FALLS (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/3/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Fallen angel Gabby must redeem herself. To do so, she's dispatched to where else but the town of Angel Falls. It's not a job for any one being, even one endowed with her special powers. Luckily, Gabby has her own guardian angels, Anna and Michael. All of them work to help the citizens of Angel Falls, and along the way, wings and love blossom.
HAPPY! (SYFY)
· [series premiere] · 12/6/17 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Syfy's press release, August 2017) Universal Cable Productions' HAPPY! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, "Law & Order: SVU") - an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man - who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named "Happy" (Patton Oswalt). Executive producers Morrison ("Batman," "The Invisibles") and Brian Taylor ("Crank," "Gamer") co-wrote the pilot teleplay. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Toby Jaffe of Original Film ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise), Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus will also executive produce. Taylor directed the pilot.
CHRISTMAS SHOP, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Meg Thomas has been working in her family's record store since college. The block of mom & pop stores including hers, are being bought out for development. Meg has secretly always longed to be a musician but fear has kept her from pursuing it. She takes one last stab at a performance inside the record store when Nate walks in. He is looking for a rare vintage album and they talk about a shared passion for music. She learns how much Nate loves Christmas, whereas Meg is more cynical. They begin to date and create a Christmas song, with Meg on the piano and Nate on the guitar. In the moment, Nate confesses that his father is buying up the property. Despite knowing that his father is putting her out of business they continue to date and begin to conceive a plan to keep the businesses alive.
UNBRIDLED LOVE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/9/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Evil stepmothers don't only lurk in castles, tormenting helpless children. Sometimes, they're on ranches, tormenting adults. A year after her father died in a fire at their Oregon ranch - a fire accidentally caused by her stepmother, Mae - Sarah has finally found her footing, turning the family homestead into a successful dude ranch. Still, Mae is pushing to take it over, seeing it as a potential goldmine. Meanwhile, Graham, a Hollywood superstar, wants to use the ranch as the location of his next movie. Sarah isn't inclined to allow it. During a long horseback ride through the moonlit mountains, Graham explains why this project is so dear to him. That and a soulful kiss make Sarah relent. But all does not run smoothly once the movie starts. Graham and his costar, Simone, had been involved; Sarah has fallen hard for the handsome star. Still, she won't allow jealousy to cloud her professionalism. When Simone's horse runs wild, Sarah saves her. And when Sarah's evil stepmother, Mae, also runs wild - suing Sarah - Simone, in turn, saves Sarah.
ENCORE CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/10/17 at 8:00 PM
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KAREN KINGSBURY'S MAGGIE'S MIRACLE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/10/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Megan spent one unforgettable summer with a boy when they were teens, and she's never forgotten his magical definition of love. Now a high-powered attorney in New York and the single mother, her young son unexpectedly connects them again, but it's not until Christmas when Maggie finally gets the miracle - the love - she's longed for.
CHRISTMAS SHUTTLE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) It's not easy being Henry, the only child of divorced parents. Every Christmas, he's flown crosscountry to be with his dad. Because he's eight, a flight attendant looks after him from gate-to-gate. Henry instantly takes to the engaging Megan, who wears a Santa hat while helping him write a letter to the jolly guy. Megan promises to mail it to the North Pole but slips the note to Henry's dad instead. Henry has already decided Megan and his dad would be a great couple. And with all of the sophistication of a little boy, he tries setting them up. When it turns out that Megan has no plans for Christmas dinner, Henry invites her over, giving the adults a chance to see that they are perfect for each other.
CHRISTMAS COTTAGE, THE (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/16/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Still only in her mid-20s, Lacey Quinn has already given up on love. Her heart's been broken too many times, and now she concentrates on her career as an interior designer. When BFF Ava Callahan asks Lacey to be her maid of honor, she must take on a few responsibilities, including making sure the Callahan family cottage is perfect for the honeymoon. Legend has it that if newlyweds spend their first night there, everlasting love and happiness follow. Lacey isn't sure she buys into that notion. Still, when she finds herself snowed in there with Charlie, Ava's brother, Lacey has to reconsider if the little house may hold some romantic magic after all - especially at Christmas.
CHRISTMAS STORY, A (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 12/17/17 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, August 2017) FOX's next live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY, will air Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) LIVE on FOX. From Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, the three-hour live television event, inspired by the holiday classic feature "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production "A Christmas Story: The Musical," will be executive-produced by award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land"). The epic adaptation will be filmed at the historic Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. Emmy Award nominee Maya Rudolph ("Saturday Night Live," "Bridesmaids") will star as the mother of nine-year old "Ralphie Parker." Additional casting information to be announced soon.
FATHER CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/17/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) Work-obsessed Eric Randall, chief technology officer of a major tech company, is laid off two weeks before Christmas. Divorced and the father of three, this will be Eric's first Christmas alone with the kids. His ex-wife, Marie, encourages Eric to postpone a job search and instead make Christmas a true family holiday. Unfortunately, he's better with computers than children. With baby Max strapped into a backpack, Eric is determined to build a sled with son Liam. Eric also gets roped into volunteering at daughter Chelsea's junior cotillion class. At least her teacher, Kate Moore, is lovely. Kate teaches Eric some dance moves, and Eric realizes he's avoided relationships by burying himself in work. Though enthralled with all old-fashioned romance, Kate finds a lot to like in this digital-age dad while Eric learns that family time does not need to be restricted to Christmas.
WHEN GOD WINKS AT YOU (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 12/17/17 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) This is about true stories demonstrating that God communicates with us, making incredible things happen in our lives every single day. As you read the riveting accounts of everyday and famous people, you will begin to recognize that God winks in your own life, both past and present. Through these tangible signposts from God, we receive personalized messages that reassure us, stop us from worrying, chart our path in life, and help us keep the faith.
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/23/17 at 8:00 PM
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NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 12/30/17 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, July 2017) That first kiss of the New Year is magical: It's supposed to signify that special person with whom we'll spend the next year, and possibly, forever, so it's wise not to squander those affections. When everyone else just puckers up to the nearest set of lips, Robin has always kept her wits - and her mouth - to herself. An established photographer at a lifestyle website, she's assigned to work on a New Year's Eve story with a new hire, Todd. When she confides in Todd that she has never kissed anyone as the clock strikes midnight, he sets about to correct this by finding someone for Robin to kiss at the magic hour. His theory is a kiss is just a kiss, and she should enjoy the moment. Ultimately, they are both right - Todd finds a man for her to smooch and Robin does find the right man. And guess who fits the bill?
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! (NBC)
· [original telefilm] · 4/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score." "Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus' life. Other historical figures that play prominent roles in the production include Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King Herod.