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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
FISHING FOR GIANTS (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, March 2018) From the rough waters of the Nile River to the seas surrounding the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, South African naturalist and extreme fisherman Andy Coetzee is embarking on a journey to reel in some of the world's biggest fish - the most elusive, notorious and at times, the strangest creatures in the water. In many of the planet's wildest places, Andy comes face-to-face with the giant swallowing mouths of the Nile perch, the heavyweight power of the Dogtooth Tuna and the razor-sharp teeth of Giant Barracuda. FISHING FOR GIANTS premieres Wednesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. Never settling for an average day on the water, Andy goes to great lengths to make the most dangerous catches. His all-action fishing style doesn't rely on expensive tackle or hi-tech gadgets. Instead, on FISHING FOR GIANTS, Andy depends on his expert skill and hard work - whether it's free-diving submerged wreckage to face a catch head on, staying calm in crocodile-infested waters on the Nile, or using an old-school wooden-spooled reel, the Scarborough which he calls his 'old-faithful' to bring in these 100-plus-pound giants.
MY PARTNER KNOWS BEST (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/18 at 10:02 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, January 2018) One of Hollywood's most outrageous couples, Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, host the new relationship comedy gameshow, My Partner Knows Best. How well married couples know one another will be put to the test as they compete in a series of hilarious challenges based on real-life relationship obstacles. Three couples compete each week, but only one will walk away with the money and be able to say My Partner Knows Best! Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered from Propagate, working in association with Kanal D. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Irfan Sahin, Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen, Kevin Healey and Kalissa Miller serve as executive producers. David Hillman executive produces for Lifetime.
MY HOUSE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, March 2018) "My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene. The show follows the lives of six inimitable and fierce voguers -- Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga and Relish Milan -- while the ultimate expert, Precious Ebony, a bold and brazen commentator on the scene, lays out the rules, the rivalries and all the drama in between. Throughout the season, we track this eclectic cast and their respective 'houses,' each voguer's intensely personal familial team, as they prepare to compete while still facing personal challenges and striving to take their art to a higher level.
BOISE BOYS (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/25/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HGTV's press release, April 2018) Best friends and home renovation experts, Clint Robertson and Luke Caldwell, improve Idaho's capital city with beautiful home transformations in HGTV's new series Boise Boys, premiering Wednesday, April 25, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The duo says they are an unlikely pairing of two very different people - Luke, a designer, is a "stylistic visionary" and Clint is a "getter-done" licensed contractor. The six-episode season will follow the pair as they renovate dilapidated properties into resale-ready homes. Their business is booming, but family comes first for Clint, the father of three, and Luke, dad to six. "Boise is a great place with a small-town feel," said Clint. Luke agreed, adding "And every time we renovate and sell a home here, we're making Boise even better."
RUSTIC REHAB (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2018) Real estate investors and expert home renovators David and Chenoa Rivera will transform outdated properties near Northern California's idyllic Sierra Nevada Mountains into beautiful family homes in HGTV's newest series Rustic Rehab. Premiering Thursday, April 26, at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the eight half-hour episodes will follow the couple, who are parents of four, as they overcome construction challenges including faulty foundations, outdated plumbing and rodent infestations to create charming mountainside retreats in Paradise, California. "Paradise is my hometown," said Chenoa. "The results have to be right - these buyers are our neighbors." David agreed, adding "People recognize us at the store or at the park with the kids."
LITTLE BIG AWESOME (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 4/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, October 2016) Little Big Awesome is a comedy for kids ages 6 to 11 that combines 2D animation, puppetry, and real live action footage as we explore the whimsically weird world of Ballopolis. The series follows Gluko, a jelly giant, and Lennon, a small kid-like creature with a fuzzy hat, who are inseparable buddies. They adventure through a universe where sea turtles fly, flowers talk, and tear drops splash around on a hot summer day. Gluko and Lennon's desire to help those around them can, at times, lead them to epically outlandish places, but at the end of the day, the series is about two best buds making their own fun and enjoying the wonderfully strange world around them. The series is created by Tomas Dieguez (TRONCO), executive produced by Ben Gruber (Spongebob Squarepants and Super Jail), and animated by Emmy award-winning studio Titmouse (Randy Cunningham, Metalocalypse). Dieguez, Diego Sebastian Rosner (Underdogs), Agustin Alberdi, Andrés Ernesto Fogwill and Ignacio Orive are co-executive producers.
BOBBY KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2018) On March 16, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy declared his candidacy for President of the United States in the U.S. Senate Caucus Room, the exact location where his late brother John F. Kennedy had proclaimed his candidacy in 1960. Today, which marks 50 years to that day, Netflix announced that acclaimed director Dawn Porter's (Gideon's Army, Spies of Mississippi, Trapped) new original documentary series Bobby Kennedy For President will launch globally on April 27, 2018. Executive produced by Laura Michalchyshyn and produced by RadicalMedia, Trilogy Films and LooksFilm, the eye-opening and transformative four-part series utilizes rare and never-before-seen archival footage - much of it digitized for the first time - along with new interviews with those that worked closely with RFK and knew him well.
NEW LEGENDS OF MONKEY, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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TASKMASTER (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 4/27/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, March 2018) Comedy Central announced today that its newest game show series Taskmaster, hosted by Reggie Watts (The Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Bang! Bang!), will premiere on Friday, April 27 at 11:00 p.m. The series, whose format originated in the U.K., requires individuals to use ingenuity and creativity to complete unusual challenges. Throughout the season, Watts and his co-host, Alex Horne, judge five unwitting contestants which include Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor, Bates Motel), Kate Berlant (High Maintenance, Search Party), Dillon Francis (DJ, Record Producer), Lisa Lampanelli (stand-up and insult comic), and Ron Funches (Trolls, Undateable) as they compete independently against each other in a series of stupefying tasks. Taskmaster will air two back-to-back episodes on Fridays at 11pm ET/PT for four weeks. During the half hour game show, Watts and Horne set a series of tasks and award points based on what they did and how they did it. At the end of each episode, the contender that has accrued the most points will win a prized possession that either they or their competitors have offered up. At the end of the season, the player with the most points overall will win a trophy and become the ultimate champion of Taskmaster. Taskmaster is based on the BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-nominated, internationally popular U.K. format. The British series won for Best Entertainment Show at the Comedy.co.uk Awards in 2016 and 2017 and was nominated in 2017 for International Emmy for non-scripted entertainment.
BEACH HOUSE, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 4/28/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, February 2018) Andie MacDowell ("The Last Laugh," Magic Mike XXL), Minka Kelly ("Titans," "Away & Back") and Chad Michael Murray ("Agent Carter," "Sun Records") star in "The Beach House," a new Hallmark Hall of Fame original film World Premiere, Saturday, April 28 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel. Makenzie Vega ("The Good Wife") also stars in this timeless tale about life, love and relationships. Caretta "Cara" Rutledge (Kelly) thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie (MacDowell), who has been caring for her young, pregnant friend Toy (Vega) in her charming beach house. Before long, the rhythms of the island open Cara's heart in wonderful ways as she becomes a bona fide "turtle lady" who conserves the area's wildlife, repairs the family beach house and renews a past romance with former love, Brett (Murray). Eventually, Lovie reveals a secret she has been keeping from Cara and the mother daughter pair does their best to keep it from putting a dark cloud over the precious time they have together. When a devastating storm hits, Cara will help Lovie save hundreds of sea turtles from certain death and learn some of life's real truths in the process: lasting love requires sacrifice, family is forever and mistakes of the past can be forgiven.
NANNY KILLER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Hardworking student Sarah takes a well-paying summer job as nanny at a winery to offset tuition expenses. But she soon realizes something is "off" with the children she cares for when their mischievous pranks lead to deadly consequences. Stars Morgan Obenreder, Danielle Bisutti (2018).
VERY SUPERSTITIOUS WITH GEORGE LOPEZ (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
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AMC VISIONARIES: JAMES CAMERON'S STORY OF SCIENCE FICTION (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, January 2018) "AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" is a uniquely intimate, insiders' look at the origins of the genre that has become a cornerstone of popular culture. Throughout each episode of the six-part television series, Academy(R) Award-winning writer, director and producer James Cameron explores science fiction's roots, futuristic vision and our fascination with its ideas through interviews with A-list storytellers, stars and others whose careers have defined the field, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith and Sigourney Weaver, among many others. Cameron takes us on a journey of discovery and exploration, helping us understand where science fiction's ideas came from - and where they're taking us. "AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" is executive produced by Cameron, Maria Wilhelm and Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver of Left/Right TV. The series is co-executive produced by showrunner Jeff Cooperman and Mike Mezaros.
DALLAS CAKES (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, April 2018) Everything is big and over-the-top in Dallas, especially the cakes! Beginning on Monday, April 30th at 10:30pm ET/PT, viewers will follow the best Dallas-area bakers as they transform their clientele's wildest imaginations into extraordinary customized confections. In each of the ten half-hour episodes, three outrageously talented bakers conceive, create and deliver incredible, edible works of art using cake, frosting, incredible imagination and skill. From an impressive Game of Thrones wedding cake featuring an intricate cake topper of a dragon wrapped around the iron throne, to a Back to the Future DeLorean car cake with working headlights, and to a gigantic oil derrick cake that spews chocolate, these Dallas Cakes are always top tier. "Viewers devour our baking-themed Monday night line-up, and Dallas Cakes is the cherry on top of our dessert-filled programming," said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel. "Audiences will be captivated by the expert baking techniques and decorating skills used in every detail of these unique, jaw-dropping cakes - each one living up to Dallas' larger-than-life reputation."
HUNTING NAZI TREASURE (AHC)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from American Heroes Channel's press release, April 2018) American Heroes Channel's (AHC) announced today the premiere of HUNTING NAZI TREASURE, a new series detailing the greatest heist in history. Taking on the biggest treasure hunt in the world today, HUNTING NAZI TREASURE follows Founder and President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art Robert Edsel, historian James Holland, and investigative journalist Conor Woodman as they travel the world exploring historic sites in search of famed artwork and treasures stolen during the Nazi era. In each episode, the team will delve into these cold cases and explore how the art was stolen and where it might be now. The eight-episode season of HUNTING NAZI TREASURE premieres Tuesday, May 1 at 10/9c on AHC.
BEING SERENA (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, March 2018) HBO Sports, acclaimed for its innovative programming, is teaming up again with IMG's Original Content group for a five-part documentary series chronicling tennis icon Serena Williams at a pivotal moment in her personal and professional life. BEING SERENA debuts WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other new episodes subsequent Wednesdays at the same time. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming services. BEING SERENA will give viewers unprecedented access to Williams during her pregnancy, new motherhood and marriage, while documenting her journey back to supremacy on the court. Viewers will experience her life from every angle as the intimate first-person show delves into her landmark career, family life and expanding role as a businesswoman and investor in the worlds of tech, fashion, fitness and philanthropy.
STICKER SHOCK (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, April 2018) Fill up the gas tank, because it's time to hit the road. We asked America to bring us their rides to answer the age-old question, "What's my car worth?" in Discovery Channel's all-new series STICKER SHOCK. From dad's old pickup to souped up hot rods, this series has it all, and host Dennis Pittsenbarger and our team of expert appraisers are ready to uncover their value. Whether it's a clunker or a classic, what it's worth may shock you. STICKER SHOCK premieres Wednesday, May 2 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. From cars you've always wanted, to cars you've never heard of, including Keller Super Chief, Blue Ray III, and Starcraft Starcruiser, Dennis, along with professional appraisers Randy Carlson, Addison Brown, Nick Smith and Todd Wertman, investigate their history and condition to determine a price tag you won't see coming. Cars are more than a set of wheels to get from point A to point B - they are members of the family. Aside from determining appraised values, STICKER SHOCK unveils the history and memories of these unique rides and automobile memorabilia. From cross-country vacations to circling Indianapolis Motor Speedway, each car has its own story, and this series is here to tell them.
MY HOUSE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, March 2018) "My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene. The show follows the lives of six inimitable and fierce voguers -- Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga and Relish Milan -- while the ultimate expert, Precious Ebony, a bold and brazen commentator on the scene, lays out the rules, the rivalries and all the drama in between. Throughout the season, we track this eclectic cast and their respective 'houses,' each voguer's intensely personal familial team, as they prepare to compete while still facing personal challenges and striving to take their art to a higher level.
RAIN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/4/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Ten years after a brutal virus has wiped out most of the population in Scandinavia, two young siblings embark on a search for safety. Only guided by their father's notebook about the virus and the hazards of this new world, they start a dangerous journey through the country joining a group of other young survivors. Facing grave perils, the group must quickly realize that the greatest danger does not come from the outside - it comes from within.
BUSTED! I KNOW WHO YOU ARE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/4/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2018) Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced today that its first Netflix Original Korean variety show Busted! I Know Who You Are will launch on May 4, available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Busted! is a new type of K-variety where 7 main cast members position themselves as sloppy detectives that set out to solve a fun-filled mystery in each of the episodes. The show features an all-star K-variety cast including Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo, and Kim Jong-min. Ahn Jae-wook and Park Min-young took a step out of their acting roles and made their debut in the K-variety scene, while K-pop stars Sehun of Exo and Sejeong of Gugudan took the challenge of bringing the vibrant energy into the group of detectives. The show is also filled with special appearances from guest stars in each of the episodes to help complete the story. The 10-episode season will be released 2 episodes per week starting on May 4. For the new unscripted show, Netflix teamed up with producers Jang Hyuk-jae, Cho Hyo-jin, and Kim Ju-hyung of Company SangSang, who has had a successful track record in the K-variety scene. Jang, Cho and Kim have took part in producing popular shows including Running Man and X-Man in Korea.
LITTLE HELP WITH CAROL BURNETT, A (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/4/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) In this original unscripted series starring comedy legend Carol Burnett, kids dish out advice to celebrities and everyday people in front of a live audience.
TESLA FILES, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/4/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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DIABLO GUARDIAN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2018) The Prime Original Series is adapted from Xavier Velasco's award-winning novel of the same name, stars Paulina Gaitan and Andrés Almeida and follows the troubling story of Violetta, an adolescent from Mexico who is frustrated with her life and steals $100,000 from her parents to move to New York. She is awoken to a harsh reality when she runs out of money, sending her into the arms of the villainous Nefastófeles.
SWEETBITTER (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series "Howards End," premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas "Vida" and "Sweetbitter" will premiere on Sunday, May 6. "Sweetbitter" tells the story of Tess (Ella Purnell), a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City ready to pursue a new life. When she finds herself interviewing for a position at one of the best restaurants in the city, she thinks she's found a steady income and a safe place to wait. But Tess is quickly intoxicated by the chaotic, adrenalized world behind-the-scenes, tasting expensive wine, exploring dive bars, and learning who she can trust. "Sweetbitter" illuminates the sensory journey of developing a palate. How the sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami threaten, complement and ultimately need each other so that we can learn to taste. "Sweetbitter" is a show about the life that happens to you while you're waiting. "Sweetbitter" is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by series creator Stephanie Danler who serves as executive producer and writer on the series. She is joined as an executive producer by Stu Zicherman ("The Americans," "The Affair," "Six Degrees") who also serves as showrunner and director of the finale episode and Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, "Girls," "Criminal Minds," Ugly Betty") who directed the series premiere episode. Plan B Entertainment's Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg also executive produce the series.
WRONG DAUGHTER, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/6/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2018) Kate and Joe have longed to be parents and are considering in vitro options... when Danica, a child Kate gave up 17 years ago, appears on Facebook. Danica comes to live with them, but she's not their real child. She's an impostor who will do anything, even kill, to get the mother's love she never had! Stars April Bowlby, Sydney Sweeney, Cindy Busby (2018).
VIDA (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/6/18 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, January 2018) Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series "Howards End," premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas "Vida" and "Sweetbitter" will premiere on Sunday, May 6. "Vida" is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters, Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother's identity. Tanya Saracho ("How to Get Away With Murder," "Looking," "Girls") serves as showrunner and executive producer. Alonso Ruizpalacios (Gueros, Verde) directs the series premiere episode. Big Beach TV's Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub executive produce with Stephanie Langhoff ("Togetherness," "The Bronze," "The Skeleton Twins"). Emmy(R) award-winning Chrisann Verges ("Girlboss," "Getting On," "Warm Springs") produces.
DARROW & DARROW 2: MY SISTER'S KEEPER (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 5/6/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2018) A simple offer of legal advice turns into the biggest challenge of Claire Darrow's legal career when her new beau, District Attorney Miles Strasberg, introduces her to his younger half-sister, Phoebe. A singer who has just completed her first album, Phoebe fears that she may have signed away her rights to her ex-producer, who is threatening to destroy the recordings. When the producer is found dead in his studio, police find evidence and motive enough to arrest Phoebe. Though Claire has never tried a murder case, Miles can't imagine trusting his beloved sibling's fate to anyone else. Working side by side with Miles, Claire sets out to uncover the truth behind the crime.
DRIVEN: OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS (GOLF)
· [series premiere] · 5/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Golf Channel's press release, April 2018) NBC Sports Group is teaming up with PGA TOUR superstar Rickie Fowler to give viewers a dramatic behind-the-scenes look into Fowler's alma mater in a four-part documentary series - Driven: Oklahoma State Cowboys. NBC Sports will showcase Driven across its networks: with the first three premieres airing on Golf Channel (Mondays: May 7, 14, and 21), encores airing on NBCSN, and the finale on NBC, Saturday, June 16, recapping their historic season culminated by their run at a potential 11th national championship for the program. The announcement was made today by Fowler, executive producer of Driven and his Main Event Productions, and Mike McCarley, president, Golf, NBC Sports Group.
WOOD WORK (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 5/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2018) Skilled craftsman Clint Harp, who first appeared on HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, will create personalized spaces with one-of-a-kind custom furnishings for his Waco, Texas. During the six-episode series, Clint and his team of talented woodworkers and craftsmen will search for vintage lumber in salvage yards, old barns and from Clint's private stash of wood to build beautiful custom pieces. Homeowners will get a room refresh that showcases Clint's handmade furniture, hardwood floors, mantles and countertops.
SAFE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2018) Netflix today announced the launch date for upcoming drama, Safe, starring Michael C Hall, and unveiled the trailer for the all-new series from the mind of best-selling crime thriller author Harlan Coben. After his teenage daughter goes missing, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him. Safe premieres May 10th.
MOTHERLAND (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 5/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, April 2018) Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service, announced today the acquisition of BAFTA-nominated hit British television series "Motherland" from global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), which has worldwide rights to the comedy. The critically-acclaimed series, written and created by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive U.S. debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service Thursday, May 10th. New episodes of the half-hour comedy starring BAFTA-winner Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena, The Night Watch), Lucy Punch ("A Series of Unfortunate Events", Into the Woods, "Ben and Kate"), BAFTA-nominated Diane Morgan ("Cunk on Britain", Me Before You, Funny Cow) and Paul Ready (The Death of Stalin, "The Terror") will stream weekly every Thursday until its season one conclusion on June 14th. The series follows Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), who always wanted her kids to be brought up like she was -- by her mother. But instead her mom has abandoned her, so now she is thrown head first into the Motherland where it's sink or swim. While she struggles with work and life she meets a full array of hands-on parents including the 'Alpha Moms' headed by Amanda (Lucy Punch), who is the Queen Bee: everything is organized, vacuum-packed and sterile -- even the kitchen chalk board is a statement of success. At the other end of the spectrum is single mom Liz (Diane Morgan), who is low energy but full of life hacks. She has learned to do things her way. Then there's Kevin (Paul Ready). He's the stay-at-home Dad who embraces the Motherland with gusto -- much to the irritation of the other mothers.
ALL NIGHT (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, April 2018) During an all-night, lock-in graduation party, a group of new grads will do whatever it takes to make their remaining high school dreams come true.
EVIL GENIUS: THE TRUE STORY OF AMERICA'S MOST DIABOLICAL BANK HEIST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2018) On the heels of Netflix's pop-culture phenomenon Wild Wild Country comes two true crime original documentary series, Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist and brand new episodes of the critically-acclaimed series The Staircase, which will launch alongside the original ten episodes. The next chapter of The Staircase will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The truth behind an extraordinary criminal case, known as the "pizza bomber heist," is brought to light in the four-part original documentary series Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist, from executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass. In 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania, a robbery gone wrong and a terrifying public murder capture the nation's attention, and a bizarre collection of Midwestern hoarders, outcasts, and lawbreakers play cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Eventually, a middle-aged mastermind named Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong - once a town beauty, now a woman grappling with mental illness - is arrested. But 15 years later, Evil Genius proves there's more to the conspiracy and murders than was ever thought.
WHO WAS? SHOW, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
family variety series billed as a mixture of comedy and history and will feature key leaders, innovators and creative trendsetters while placing historical figures into context for today's children
ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/11/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2018) The world-famous talking moose and flying squirrel are back in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, a comedy about two goofball friends who end up in harrowing situations but end up saving the day time and again. As their silly ambitions dovetail with Fearless Leader's sinister plans to take over the world, they are set on a collision course with his notorious super spies Boris and Natasha.
ABUSE OF POWER (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 5/12/18 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, April 2018) Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming premieres "Abuse of Power" on Saturday, May 12 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by esteemed television journalist Lauren Sivan, each episode will examine the twisted and true stories where people in positions of power and prominence took advantage of their authority to commit heinous acts of crime, all stemming from their control and unyielding power. Through emotional testimonials, never-before-seen interviews and dramatic reenactments, "Abuse of Power" will reveal the sordid details of some of the most notorious cases of exploitation and highlight gripping firsthand accounts from the victims and their families who will stop at nothing to get the justice they deserve.
LAWN & ORDER (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 5/12/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2018) Popular landscaping experts Chris Lambton and Sara Bendrick give new life to front yards and tired exteriors. The eight-episode series will feature Chris and Sara helping homeowners tame overgrown lawns and improve their property's curb appeal to attract potential buyers.
PATRICK MELROSE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/12/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, March 2018) March 16, 2018 - SHOWTIME has announced that its new, five-part limited series PATRICK MELROSE starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) winner Benedict Cumberbatch will premiere on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, PATRICK MELROSE is an acerbic and fearless look at the protagonist's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood to his remarkable survival as an adult. In scheduling PATRICK MELROSE for five consecutive Saturdays, SHOWTIME is laying the groundwork to expand to a new night of original programming, joining the network's existing sports and movie offerings on Saturday nights.
LITTLE WOMEN (PBS)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/13/18 at 8:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, May 2017) PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced they will team with Colin Callender's Playground and the BBC for a television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age classic, Little Women. The three-part drama will be scripted by Heidi Thomas, well-known to PBS audiences for her acclaimed adaptations of Call the Midwife and Cranford. Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary) will direct all three hours. Playground's Golden Globe(R)-winning adaptation of Wolf Hall aired on MASTERPIECE in 2015. Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story, as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage. Set in Concord, Massachusetts, Alcott's semi-autobiographical story became an instant bestseller when it was published and remains one of the most widely read novels of all time. A recent Harris poll listing it as one of America's ten favorite books confirms its enduring place in the cultural landscape.
HARRY & MEGHAN: A ROYAL ROMANCE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/13/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Save the date for the Lifetime Feature, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance premiering Sunday, May 13 at 8pm ET/PT, leading into the real-life wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle later that week. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance follows the fairytale romance of Prince Harry (Murray Fraser, The Loch) and Meghan Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley, Midnight Texas) from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan's life as a divorced American actress. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance also stars Steve Coulter as Prince Charles, Bonnie Soper as Diana, Burgess Abernethy as Prince William, Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton, Maggie Sullivun as Queen Elizabeth II, Deborah Ramsay as Camilla Bowles, Preston Jakub Karwat as Prince George and Briella Wintraub as Princess Charlotte. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is produced by Crown Productions and Lighthouse Pictures for Lifetime with Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss executive producing. Menhaj Huda directs from a script written by Scarlett Lacey and Terrence Coli.
HIDDEN POTENTIAL (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 5/15/18 at 10:00 PM
SCIJINKS (SCIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 5/16/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Science Channel's press release, April 2018) Using cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, SCIJINKS, the all-new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel . Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads. Galecki's Alcide Bava Productions, and A. Smith & Co. Productions are producing the series, which is comprised of eight 30-minute episodes. Galecki, along with science "prankologists" Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more, with never-before-seen pranks that will introduce audiences to remarkable and unusual scientific discoveries. From showcasing classic chemical reactions under the guise of a cooking class, to controlling the movement of objects with their brains using electroencephalography, the pranks not only contain mind-blowing science, but a heaping dose of chaos too.
CITIZEN ROSE (E!)
· [series premiere] · 5/17/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · not on the schedule
(from E!'s press release, January 2018) In the span of ten days, artist/activist Rose McGowan was arrested, met with former President Barack Obama, and became one of TIME Magazine's "People of the Year," all while navigating the minefield of those trying to silence her. E! brings viewers a limited series event in five parts, "CITIZEN ROSE," and for the first time, we will see the world through her eyes. A two-hour documentary special airing on Tuesday, January 30 at 8pm ET/PT, followed by four episodes airing in Spring 2018, "CITIZEN ROSE" is a project that reflects a dramatically changing world. We follow McGowan as she readies her memoir/manifesto, BRAVE, for release. "CITIZEN ROSE" is McGowan's world: the art, the #ROSEARMY, her special punk brand of activism and the music she makes to heal. By going up against the Hollywood machine, McGowan has shown true courage in the face of adversity and this documentary will take you behind-the-scenes of her tumultuous and fascinating life. She will process, in almost real-time, the massive social change she has helped usher in as well as fight back against those who have hurt so many, including her.
FAHRENHEIT 451 (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/19/18 at 8:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, March 2018) The HBO Films presentation FAHRENHEIT 451 debuts SATURDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-9:40 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The drama is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books. Michael B. Jordan portrays Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Michael Shannon. Sofia Boutella stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.
ROYALLY EVER AFTER (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 5/19/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, April 2018) Sara's (Gubelmann) dream of finding the perfect mate is realized when boyfriend Daniel (Coombs) proposes marriage, but there is one tiny hitch. It turns out he is the real-life prince of a small European monarchy, and his marriage requires the approval of his royal parents. Commoner Sara will have to do more than simply impress the in-laws-to-be. If she wants to become Daniel's wife, she'll have to prove she's got all the makings of an honest-to-goodness princess.
LITTLE WOMEN (PBS)
· [original mini-series finale] · 5/20/18 at 8:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, May 2017) PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced they will team with Colin Callender's Playground and the BBC for a television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age classic, Little Women. The three-part drama will be scripted by Heidi Thomas, well-known to PBS audiences for her acclaimed adaptations of Call the Midwife and Cranford. Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary) will direct all three hours. Playground's Golden Globe(R)-winning adaptation of Wolf Hall aired on MASTERPIECE in 2015. Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story, as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in 1868. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage. Set in Concord, Massachusetts, Alcott's semi-autobiographical story became an instant bestseller when it was published and remains one of the most widely read novels of all time. A recent Harris poll listing it as one of America's ten favorite books confirms its enduring place in the cultural landscape.
DEADLY MATRIMONY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/20/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2018) After only three months of getting married to Leo, the marriage takes a treacherous turn as Sara discovers the truth behind his mysterious past. Stars Damon Dayoub, Katherine Bailess, Tiffany Hines, Keeley Hazell, and Terri Ivens (2018).
JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 5/21/18 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:00 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, April 2018) Head to Michigan's Upper Peninsula for Adult Swim's all-new original series Joe Pera Talks With You. A teacher (Joe Pera) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula explores subject matters such as pancakes, blueberries, eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, English muffins, coffee, orange juice, maple syrup, waffles, cornbread, and strawberries. Created by and starring Pera, who serves as executive producer with Conner O'Malley, co-produced by Jo Firestone, directed by Marty Schousboe, and produced by Factual Productions, Inc.
MOB PSYCHO 100 (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/22/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
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GREAT AMERICAN READ, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 5/22/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) PBS today unveiled a list of America's 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, launches with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 8 p.m. on PBS stations and will introduce viewers to the full list of America's 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov. The series will also feature interviews with celebrities, authors, superfans and everyday Americans discussing the way particular books have influenced them and their significance in American popular culture. Then, after a multi-platform initiative throughout the summer, which will include live public events, social media components and national reading clubs, the series will resume in the fall with several themed episodes, including an exciting finale, culminating in the first-ever national vote to choose "America's Best-Loved Novel." It will be the most expansive national celebration of books and reading aimed at engaging multi-generational readers across multiple platforms ever created.
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, April 2018) Picnic at Hanging Rock is a gripping reimagining of the Australian novel that plunges into the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and their governess. Starring Natalie Dormer as the enigmatic headmistress of Appleyard College, the six episode limited series follows the subsequent investigation and the event's far-reaching impact on the students and staff of the college.
PHENOMS (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 5/25/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2018) FOX Sports today announced the world premiere of the action-packed soccer documentary mini-series, PHENOMS, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, in its Tribeca TV section. The network will showcase the FOX Sports Films series' third episode, "Goalkeepers," introducing audiences to the behind-the-scenes journey with these future stars, who act as the true last line of defense for their countries on the global stage. In its May network television premiere, PHENOMS will kick-off with back-to-back episodes, "Attackers" and "Defenders," on Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. Episode 3, "Goalkeepers," will air on Friday, June 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, ahead of the finale on June 8, when Episodes 4 and 5, "Playmakers" and "Creators," will air back-to-back at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT. The full schedule, including re-airs on FS1, is available below. The five-part documentary chronicles the journey of the next great soccer players on their quests to represent their respective countries in the 2018 FIFA World Cup(TM). The series allows fans and viewers to experience the personal lives of players through unprecedented behind-the-scenes access. Some of the players featured include young stars from the world's top clubs and countries such as Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Marco Asensio, Paulo Dybala, Gabriel Jesus, Ousmane Dembele, Adrien Rabiot, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, Hirving Lozano and Marquinhos. This captivating global sports documentary series has been created by the world's top sports documentarians and award-winning storytellers -- filmmakers who've won Emmys, Peabodys and Academy Awards, including Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, Kevin Klauber, Chris Perkel, Leo Pearlman, Jane Preston, Alastair Uhlig, Lovinsa Kavuma, Bart van den Aardweg, Mirko Dreiling, Marco Schillaci, Gilles Rof, Joan Lloret and Sofia Geveyler.
TALE, THE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 5/26/18 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, April 2018) The HBO Films presentation THE TALE will debut SATURDAY, MAY 26 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). THE TALE follows Jennifer (Laura Dern) as she faces life-altering questions when a short story she wrote for school at age 13 forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. The film is based on award-winning writer-director Jennifer Fox's own true story. THE TALE also stars Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard, with Common and Ellen Burstyn.
BREAK WITH MICHELLE WOLF, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2018) The Break with Michelle Wolf, a weekly half hour variety/sketch series, launches Sunday, May 27 on Netflix. With four years of working on shows including, The Daily Show and Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, it's now Michelle's turn to host and her new weekly show will take a break from the seriousness of today's late night comedy. Michelle Wolf will also be hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, April 28.
FOURTH ESTATE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/18 at 7:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, April 2018) SHOWTIME has debuted the official trailer for its original documentary series, THE FOURTH ESTATE, directed and produced by Emmy(R)-winning and Oscar(R)-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?). Examining the inner workings of The New York Times during President Donald J. Trump's first year in office, the four-episode docu-series will be available across SHOWTIME platforms including On Demand and streaming on Sunday, May 27. The first 90-minute episode of the series will debut on-air on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, following its world premiere as the closing night film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Subsequent episodes will air on SHOWTIME on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
1968: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, April 2018) From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog comes a CNN Original Series Event, 1968. Airing over two nights - Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 between 9 p.m.-11:00 p.m. ET- the four-part docuseries goes back 50 years to explore 1968, a year marked by seismic shifts in American politics, social movements, global relations and cultural icons that changed the modern landscape. Using never-before-seen archival footage and contemporary interviews with journalists, historians, and notable figures, the series maps the tumultuous events of the entire year, from the assassinations of MLK and RFK to escalating anti-Vietnam War sentiment and civil rights struggles.
GIRL IN THE BUNKER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 5/28/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2018) Following last year's harrowing true story, Girl in the Box that reached over two million viewers, Lifetime presents the disturbing new original movie Girl in the Bunker, based on the true story of Elizabeth Shoaf who was abducted and held captive in a hidden underground bunker. The dark, psychological drama stars Henry Thomas (E.T.), Julia LaLonde (Anne of Green Gables) and Moira Kelly (One Tree Hill) and is set to debut Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at 8pm ET/PT. While walking home from the school bus stop, a man dressed as sheriff's deputy handcuffs Elizabeth (LaLonde) for marijuana possession and marches her deep into the woods against her protests and placed in an underground bunker. Elizabeth's sudden disappearance sparks a massive police search with hundreds of volunteers and officers fanning through miles of dense woodland while helicopters circled overhead. At the mercy of a dangerous and psychologically unhinged captor, Vinson Filyaw (Thomas), a fugitive sexual predator, Elizabeth realizes that in order to survive, she must take matters into her own hands and gradually began to win his trust as she plots her escape. Kelly portrays Elizabeth's mother Madeline.
CULTS AND EXTREME BELIEF (A&E)
· [series premiere - special night] · 5/28/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, April 2018) Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organizations, goes on a search to uncover how these sects use their influence to prey upon people's desperation to create powerful and often destructive belief systems. Each episode will take an immersive look at one currently active group through the eyes of past devotees and get perspective from believers and leaders that are still inside.
100 CODE (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, February 2018) WGN America announced today that its much-anticipated crime drama "100 Code" will premiere on Tuesday, May 29 at 10/9c. Starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as New York Detective Tommy Conley and the late Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as the by-the-book Swedish detective Mikael Eklund, the 12-episode series was created by Academy Award(R) winner Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby). "100 Code" is an exceptional television show that underscores our commitment to high quality original series," said Gavin Harvey, President, WGN America. "We are very excited to add this highly anticipated international thriller to our industry-leading lineup of scripted crime dramas." "100 Code" is a tense crime thriller, following the hunt for a serial killer who targets young, blonde and blue-eyed women, found dead in fields of flowers. Through a special arrangement with the NYPD, Detective Tommy Conley (Monaghan) is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm PD, as he suspects a connection between a series of murders in New York and a death in Sweden. Upon arrival in Stockholm, he is paired with Mikael Eklund (Nyqvist), a Swedish cop with an aversion to American culture. Both detectives despise each other, but the two are quickly forced to resolve their differences as the mysterious killings continue. With the vicious killer still at large, Conley and Eklund embark on a hunt that leads the duo down a path of no return.
HUNTING ISIS (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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REVERIE (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, April 2018) NBC has set premiere dates for its new immersive-reality drama series "Reverie," starring Sarah Shahi and Golden Globe Award nominee Dennis Haysbert, as well as last summer's #1 new scripted series, "Marlon." "Reverie" will launch Wednesday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT immediately following NBC's popular summer alternative series "American Ninja Warrior." From Mickey Fisher, the creator of "Extant," this grounded new thriller follows Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert), brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced immersive virtual-reality program in which you can live out your wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself. The cast also includes Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jessica Lu and Kathryn Morris.
13 NOVEMBRE: FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, April 2018) The three-part documentary exploring the human stories behind the Parisian terrorist attacks on November 13th, 2015 will launch on the service on June 1st, 2018.
C.B. STRIKE (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 6/1/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, January 2018) C.B. STRIKE: This dramatic series is based on the best-selling crime novels written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Starring Tom Burke, the story centers on Strike, a war veteran turned private detective, operating out of a tiny office in London's Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike's unique insight and his background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving three complex cases that have baffled the police. The series launches with three one-hour episodes based on the first book in the trilogy, "The Cuckoo's Calling" (directed by Michael Keillor), followed by adaptations of the remaining two books, "The Silkworm" (directed by Kieron Hawkes) and "Career of Evil" (directed by Charles Sturridge), both of which will consist of two one-hour episodes. Debuts in June.
WRONG MAN (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, November 2017) "Wrong Man" is a six-part series that dives deep into the investigations that led to the conviction of three people who claim their innocence. It's estimated that 1 in 25 prisoners in the U.S. are convicted for crimes they did not commit. With more than 2 million people in prison, that means a staggering 94,300 innocent people may be behind bars. Academy Award(R) and seven-time Emmy(R)-nominated and Peabody(R) and Emmy-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger ("Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio," "Paradise Lost" Trilogy, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster") will executive produce and direct. Chris Grant ("Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "The Toy Box," "Darkness") and Drew Buckley ("Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "The Toy Box," "Darkness") with Electus will executive produce with Radical's Justin Wilkes ("Oprah's Master Class," "Year Million," "Mars"), Dave O'Connor ("Abstract: The Art of Design," "Mars," "America Divided"), Jon Doran ("Park Bench with Steve Buscemi," "Neighborhood Sessions," "Iconoclasts") and Erica Sashin ("Parched," "Border Wars," "Rescue Ink Unleashed") with Ben Silverman ("The Office," "Jane the Virgin," "Marco Polo"). "Wrong Man" is produced by Third Eye Motion Picture Company, Electus and RadicalMedia. Starz retains all domestic distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.
POSE (FX)
· [series premiere] · 6/3/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, April 2018) FX has set the premiere date for its new dance musical series Pose, which will debut on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 9 PM et/pt on FX. Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Canals is a co-executive producer, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay also serve as producers. The eight-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple "Stan" and "Patty," who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters' financial kingpin boss "Matt."
DIETLAND (AMC)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/4/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, March 2018) AMC announced today, on International Women's Day, the darkly comedic series "Dietland," from executive producer Marti Noxon, will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The extraordinarily timed series unveils one woman's journey to self-awakening while exploring a multitude of issues faced by women today - including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic beauty standards. Based on Sarai Walker's 2015 best-selling, critically acclaimed novel of the same name, "Dietland" stars Joy Nash ("The Mindy Project," "Twin Peaks") as lead Plum Kettle, and Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winner Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife," "ER") as Kitty Montgomery. Marti Noxon ("Mad Men,""UnREAL,") serves as executive producer, writer, showrunner and directs multiple episodes on the series. Filmed on location in New York City, the 10-episode series follows Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York's hottest fashion magazines, as she struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.
CONDOR (AUDIENCE)
· [series premiere] · 6/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AT&T's press release, January 2018) "Condor," AUDIENCE Network's new conspiracy thriller series produced by MGM Television and Skydance Television, will premiere on Wednesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Based on the novel "Six Days of the Condor" by James Grady and screenplay "Three Days of the Condor" by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel the series will follow a young CIA analyst who stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions. Teleplay by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, "Condor" stars Max Irons, William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Angel Bonanni, Kristen Hager, with Mira Sorvino, and Bob Balaban; special guest star Brendan Fraser. Smilovic serves as showrunner and executive producer for the series.
MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER (FREEFORM)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/7/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Freeform's press release, January 2018) "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) - two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging. "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, Emma Lahana, Jaime Zevallos, and J.D. Evermore. The series will premiere on Thursday, June 7 (8:00 - 10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski ("Underground," "Heroes") serves as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders"), Marvel's head of Television, and Jim Chory ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders") also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love & Basketball") directed the first episode.
AMERICAN WOMAN (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Paramount's press release, January 2018) "American Woman," a new half-hour scripted dramedy set amid the sexual revolution and rise of feminism in the 1970s will premiere on Paramount Network on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The 12- episode series from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, "Suburgatory"), Mena Suvari (American Beauty, "Chicago Fire") and Jennifer Bartels ("Broken"). Inspired by the real-life upbringing of Kyle Richards ("Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), "American Woman" follows Bonnie (Silverstone), an unconventional mother struggling to raise her two daughters after leaving her husband amid the rise of second-wave feminism in 1970s Los Angeles. Bonnie also comes to rely on the help of her two best friends, Kathleen (Suvari) and Diana (Bartels), as they each discover their own brand of independence in a glamorous and ever-changing world reluctant to give it.
GOTTI: GODFATHER & SON (A&E)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 6/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, April 2018) A&E Network will premiere the original two-night 'Biography' documentary "GOTTI: Godfather & Son," which serves as the complete and definitive father and son story of two men who were raised in the mob and became the reigning king and heir apparent with John Gotti Jr. providing his most extensive on-camera interview to-date. The narrative spine of the documentary is never-before-seen segments from a 90-minute video of the last visit between a dying John Gotti Sr. and his son at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO. It was during this meeting that John Gotti Jr., asked his father for his blessing to take the unprecedented steps of quitting what might have been one of the last of the major mafia dynasties. This first-hand emotional account is provided by John Gotti Jr. himself and supported through unprecedented access to the people who lived it as well as through rare, personal photos from the Gotti family archive. The four-hour, two-part 'Biography' special "GOTTI: Godfather & Son" will premiere on Saturday, June 9 at 10PM ET/PT and Sunday, June 10 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E.
BREAKING THE BAND (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/10/18 at 10:00 PM
LAST DEFENSE, THE (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/12/18 at 10:00 PM
GORDON RAMSAY'S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 6/13/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2018) On Wednesday, May 30, Season Nine of MASTERCHEF debuts with a special two-hour premiere (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The following week, on June 6 (8:00-10 PM ET/PT), another two-hour episode airs. On MASTERCHEF, award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and renowned restaurateur Joe Bastianich will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master. Following MASTERCHEF's time period premiere on Wednesday, June 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), GORDON RAMSAY'S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK debuts (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The brand-new series will feature Ramsay driving to struggling restaurants across the country in his state-of-the-art mobile kitchen and command center, Hell On Wheels. In today's social media-driven world, everyone is an amateur food critic, and restaurants often find themselves one bad review away from shutting their doors. So, for the first time ever, Ramsay will try to bring each of these failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster - all in just 24 hours. First, he'll send in a team to record secret surveillance. Then, he'll go in undercover to see the problems first-hand. As the clock ticks down, Ramsay and his team will transform these restaurants with spectacular renovations, fresh new menus and hope for the future. It all builds to the end of the 24 hours, when grand re-openings of these restaurants will be held for the public.
STRANGE ANGEL (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 6/14/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, April 2018) CBS All Access announced today that its latest original drama series, STRANGE ANGEL, will launch on Thursday, June 14. New episodes of STRANGE ANGEL's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. STRANGE ANGEL, a drama series created by Mark Heyman ("Black Swan," "The Skeleton Twins") and based on George Pendle's book of the same name, is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction. Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles, started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magick rituals at night, ultimately becoming a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley's teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.
DEEP STATE (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, March 2018) Premium cable network EPIX, an MGM company, today announced the premiere of DEEP STATE, the eight-episode espionage drama produced by Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa. Starring the critically-acclaimed actor Mark Strong, and Game of Thrones' Joe Dempsie, the gritty new drama is set to premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9pm. Co-created, directed and written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue) DEEP STATE is a grounded, visceral thriller, moving between the deeply personal story of a family man fighting to escape his past and the violent, dark excesses of government and global corporate power. DEEP STATE centers around Max Easton (Mark Strong, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman-The Golden Circle), an ex-spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he's summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by George White (Alistair Petrie, The Night Manager, Rogue One), head of covert MI6/CIA team "The Section." White convinces Max to return to the field to avenge the death of his estranged son Harry (Joe Dempsie, Game of Thrones, Skins). But the stakes are soon raised when Max finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war, immersed in a widespread conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos in the Middle East. Max enters into a dangerous game as powerful corporations demonstrate that they are willing to go to great lengths to protect their reputation and bury their secrets. With such a strong undercurrent of corruption, who can Max trust? Who is telling the truth? And what must be done to uncover it? To find out, Max is going to have to throw himself back into the dangerous and brutal life he so desperately tried to leave behind.
MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT (PBS)
· [original telefilm] · 6/17/18 at 9:00 PM
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Two love stories, 60 years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England - from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this "heart-rending" (Financial Times) drama scripted by best-selling novelist Patrick Gale.
YELLOWSTONE (PARAMOUNT)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Paramount's press release, January 2018) Yellowstone," Paramount Network's new epic scripted dramatic series, will premiere on the network, Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00 pm, ET/PT. Starring world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, who serves in the lead role, "Yellowstone" is written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario). Sheridan recently won Best Director Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival for the universally-lauded film, Wind River. The impressive cast list for "Yellowstone" includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Heather Hemmons, and Denim Richards. In "Yellowstone," Costner stars as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny - where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world's largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
SEX, LIES & MURDER (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/18 at 10:00 PM
SACRED GAMES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.
10 THAT CHANGED AMERICA (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Host Geoffrey Baer takes viewers across the country to the legendary streets, monuments and modern marvels that changed America.
OUTPOST, THE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, March 2018) The CW Network will expand its summer programming slate with the acquisition of THE OUTPOST, a 10-hour fantasy-adventure series from Electric Entertainment and Arrowstorm Entertainment, executive producers Dean Devlin ("Stargate," "The Librarians"), Jonathan Glassner ("Stargate SG-1") and Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, who created the series. The CW will announce the U.S. premiere night and time at a later date. The Outpost follows Talon (Jessica Green, "Ash vs Evil Dead"), the lone survivor of a race called "Blackbloods." Years after her entire village is destroyed by a gang of brutal mercenaries, Talon travels to a lawless fortress on the edge of the civilized world, as she tracks the killers of her family. On her journey to this outpost, Talon discovers she possesses a mysterious supernatural power that she must learn to control in order to save herself, and defend the world against a fanatical religious dictator.
NO PASSPORT REQUIRED (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Join internationally renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson as he celebrates America's cultural and culinary diversity. In this new six-part series in partnership with Eater, Samuelsson invites viewers along as he visits under-explored parts of American cities to showcase the people, places and unique flavors of immigrant communities.
BURDEN OF TRUTH (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, April 2018) The CW Network has acquired the new ten-episode legal drama BURDEN OF TRUTH from Entertainment One (eOne), making it the latest addition to the network's growing lineup of original programming for Summer 2018. The series premiere date and time will be announced at a later time. BURDEN OF TRUTH stars Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville," "Beauty And The Beast") as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. BURDEN OF TRUTH also stars Peter Mooney ("Rookie Blue"), Alex Carter ("NCIS"), Benjamin Ayres ("Saving Hope"), Nicola Correia-Damude ("Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments"), Meegwun Fairbrother ("Hemlock Grove") and newcomer Star Slade.
KINGDOMS OF THE SKY (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) In a landmark three-part series made in conjunction with the BBC, these programs reveal the extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people who live and thrive among the peaks of three of the most iconic mountain ranges of the world: the Rockies, Andes and the Himalayas.
HIP-HOP HOUDINI (FUSE)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/18 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Fuse's press release, April 2018) In each episode, master magician and online sensation Tomas B. De la Cruz, Jr. (a.k.a. Smoothini) immerses himself into the world of a music influencer. Disarming them with mind-blowing magic tricks, he gets to know A$AP Ferg, Becky G, Fat Joe, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon and Waka Flocka Flame and reveals something about each featured artist that even their most devoted fans didn't know. By the end of each episode, Smoothini will unveil an illusion custom-designed for the artist. Smoothini has established a significant presence on YouTube with videos generating more than 60 million views, including one of the top ten most-viewed America's Got Talentsegments in history. Hip-Hop Houdini is a 7Beyond production (My Lottery Dream Home, My Kitchen Rulesand Gingerbread Giants) with Michael Krupat and Adam Vetri serving as executive producers.
GRAND HUSTLE, THE (BET)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from BET's press release, April 2018) From the streets to the boardroom, T.I. wrote the book on hustling and now he's looking for the nation's next big hustler to see who will come out on top. Set in the streets of Atlanta, these contestants use the city to prove they have what it takes to out-hustle the rest! In the end, T.I. will choose one person to be named King or Queen of the Hustle - landing a six-figure job working at one of T.I.'s companies. Produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, THE GRAND HUSTLE is executive produced by Christian Sarabia, Clifford "T.I." Harris, Brian Sher, Vinnie Kaufman and Johnny Petillo. Petillo also serves as showrunner for the series.
MAKING IT (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2018) "Making It," the six-episode series from executive producers, hosts and pop-culture's favorite comedic best friends, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, will make its premiere on NBC Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series brings together eight of the country's most talented Makers to tackle a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler and Offerman as well as judges Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York, and Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert. "At the very most, you will fall in love with our Makers, get introduced to a world you may not know anything about and even get inspired to make something at home! At the very least, you will learn what vellum is," Poehler said. "As a woodworker myself, I'm awfully proud to showcase all these talented Makers and be reunited with my charismatic pal Amy to boot," Offerman said. "The question is: Is America thready for this? (Strap in, our show will be pun heavy)." Every show will revolve around a central theme that draws inspiration from hugely popular nationwide trends in crafting and DIY, which the whole family can enjoy. Each episode of the competition will consist of two projects, cleverly designed by Poehler and Offerman, that test the Makers' ability to think outside of the box in unpredictable ways. Believing there is no better way to express yourself than by making things by hand, the challenges are also designed to bring out skilled insights and takeaway, touching personal stories and lots of laughs. First, the "faster-craft" round will be a timed challenge that will test their ability to not only work quickly but imaginatively as well. Next, the Makers will move to the "master craft collection," a one-of-a-kind themed challenge in which the competitors will need to use their expertise and get inventive in order to assemble a winning craft that fits the theme of that week. In the end, only one will emerge victorious and be named "Master Maker."
OUTBACK, THE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Over the course of a year, journey with the people and animals of Australia's Kimberley region in North West Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness, bursting with character.
WONDERS OF MEXICO (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/1/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, April 2018) Travel south along Mexico's mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.
INNOCENTS, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/24/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, February 2018) When teenagers Harry and June run away from their repressive family lives to be together, they are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Secrets kept from them by their respective parents test their love to breaking point; and the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever. The series stars Sorcha Groundsell (Clique, Iona, Sleeping Lions) as June, Percelle Ascott (Wizard vs. Aliens, The Weekend Movie) as Harry and Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, Memento, The King's Speech) as Halvorson.
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/31/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, January 2018) On Labor Day weekend, Prime Video is bringing best-selling author Tom Clancy's legendary character Jack Ryan to television for the first time - Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan will premiere on August 31. In anticipation of the premiere, Prime Video will air its first-ever Super Bowl ad featuring the series, which can be previewed/embedded here. "Given the colossal scope and scale of the series coupled with the popularity of Tom Clancy's novels, we knew Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan would be a natural fit for Prime Video's first Super Bowl ad," said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing for Amazon Studios. "The global nature of the audience provides us with a unique opportunity to give viewers a look at this thrilling new series coming to Prime." With an original storyline while still maintaining the fan-favorite characters, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is an action-packed CIA thriller that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats through every twist and turn. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office). The series centers on Jack Ryan, an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Cathy Mueller.
BAD SEED, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 9/9/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Executive producer, director and star Rob Lowe reimagines the iconic 1956 psychological horror film, The Bad Seed, with a new take on a cult classic. Lowe will star as a single father who seems to have everything under control. But when there is a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter Emma's (Mckenna Grace) school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved daughter. He slowly begins to question if Emma's exemplary behavior is just a façade and she played a role in the horrific incident. When more strange things begin to happen, he's faced with keeping a terrible secret to protect Emma, but ultimately must stop her from striking again. Patty McCormack, who was the youngest actor ever nominated for Best Actress in the original, will play the psychiatrist who treats Emma. Mark Wolper, Rob Lowe and Elizabeth Stephen serve as executive producers. Lowe directed from a script by Barbara Marshall.
YOU (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2018) Starring Penn Badgley, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?" When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way. The series also stars Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell, with a special guest appearance by John Stamos. Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo, and Marcos Siega serve as executive producers. Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble also wrote the first episode of the series, which was directed/executive produced by Lee Toland Krieger. Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is from Berlanti Productions, Man Sewing Dinosaur, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and A&E Studios.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, September 2017) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.