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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
YELLOWSTONE (PARAMOUNT)
· [two-hour series premiere - special time] · 6/20/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Paramount Network'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.
NEXT OF KIN (SUNDANCE NOW)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from SundanceTV's press release, May 2018) Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service announced today that it will launch "Next Of Kin," a gripping and timely international thriller, on Thursday, June 21st. All episodes of the six-part drama, shown for the first time in the US, star Primetime Emmy(R) Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, White Famous) and will be available to binge at once. "Next Of Kin" follows whip-smart General Practitioner Mona Shirani (Panjabi) who lives a charmed life at the heart of a loving family in London. Unfortunately, she is left grief-stricken when her beloved brother is brutally murdered while working for a medical charity overseas. As the death brings buried family secrets to light, Mona is drawn into a tangle of betrayal, conspiracy and murder. One way or another, she must find a way to protect herself, her family and her career as they are all put at risk.
TAKE TWO (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) From Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, the creators and executive producers of ABC's highly popular series "Castle," comes this upbeat detective series that follows Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Sam uses the skills she learned as an actor playing a cop and proves herself to be surprisingly valuable. The cast also includes Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O'Brien and Alice Lee.
COOKING ON HIGH (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 PM EST
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OUR WEDDING STORY (UP)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
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MY ALOHA DREAM HOME (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, June 2018) Real estate broker and attorney Wayne Chi helps clients find a tropical getaway to call home in the new HGTV series My Aloha Dream Home. In each of the eight episodes, premiering Friday, June 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Wayne will go above and beyond to showcase three different properties to potential buyers so they can choose their dream home on the gorgeous islands of Maui or Oahu. "I was born in Hawaii and I'm raising my family here while running our real estate business," said Wayne. "I'm here to give families the island home they've always dreamed of." Wayne will use his knowledge as a native Hawaiian and seasoned real estate broker to highlight the "aloha" life. From oceanfront condos to hilltop bungalows, each family will compare each home's amenities, such as ocean views or proximity to the shore, while carefully considering their budget.
CRAZY BEAUTIFUL WEDDINGS (UP)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
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WEDDING MARCH 4: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/23/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Pascale Hutton ("When Calls the Heart," "Sanctuary") and Kavan Smith ("When Calls the Heart," "Supernatural") host the network's "2018 June Weddings Preview Special," premiering Saturday, May 19 (11:00 p.m. ET/PT) giving viewers a sneak peek at the four original movie premieres in the network's annual June Weddings programming event, celebrating the joy and romance of the season. Shot on location on the beautiful grounds of Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, a popular local wedding venue, the special is sure to have viewers ready to say, "I Do." During the half-hour special, Hutton and Smith will share with viewers exclusive clips from June Weddings movies, starting with "Marrying Mr. Darcy" starring Cindy Busby ("Royal Hearts," "Date My Dad") and Ryan Paevey ("General Hospital"), premiering Saturday, June 2 (9:00 pm ET/PT), which is the follow-up to 2016's popular "Unleashing Mr. Darcy." Next up is "The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells," a follow-up to last year's "The Perfect Bride" starring Hutton and Smith and premiering Saturday, June 9 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Becca Tobin ("Glee") and Niall Matter ("When Calls the Heart") star in "Love at First Dance" premiering Saturday, June 16 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Jack Wagner ("The Young and The Restless") and Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager") are joined by Andrew Walker and Merritt Patterson in "Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New" premiering Saturday, June 23 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
PACIFIC WAR IN COLOR, THE (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, May 2018) A groundbreaking new eight-part series traces the epic struggle of the Pacific War using rare and never-before-seen color visuals from every corner of the conflict. Smithsonian Channel takes viewers on a vivid journey from the home front to the battlefront, examining the pivotal moments, wartime innovations and social upheavals that still reverberate today. THE PACIFIC WAR IN COLOR premieres Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. THE PACIFIC WAR IN COLOR immerses viewers in a graphic and dramatic look through an unfiltered lens. Rare home movies from servicemen capture intimate images of troops on tropical beaches, naval hazing rituals when sailors cross the equator, and morale-boosting USO shows on dusty desert islands. Personal movies shot by pilots in cockpits crackle with intensity, and color combat footage bursts with the nervous energy of storming beaches, white-knuckle dogfights and face-to-face island-hopping warfare. Remarkable home movies from General Douglas MacArthur show his family in the Philippines before the war and later in Japan after the surrender, offering a different view of life during wartime. In each episode of THE PACIFIC WAR IN COLOR, viewers hear unvarnished first-hand accounts from the men and women who lived it, revealing their humor, fear and courage as they confront the limits of the human experience. From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines, Burma to Tarawa and Peleliu to Iwo Jima, the series adds authentic perspective and dimension to the gripping story of a campaign waged across a vast ocean. The series also goes beyond the battles and bombardments, strategic invasions and critical turning points to address the internment camps, the role of women and other changing social norms.
NIGHT TO REGRET, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/24/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2018) When college student Chelsea Bilson (Mollee Gray) meets up with her estranged childhood best friend, Milla (Kristin Pfeiffer), she is unprepared for the events that follow. Unbeknownst to Chelsea, Milla has a webcam and openly shares her life for all the world to see and a watcher quickly becomes obsessed with Chelsea's beauty and naiveté. He soon find Chelsea and will stop at nothing to have her to himself. Chelsea enlists the help of her mother (Marguerite Moreau) and the two must fight for their lives in order to stop an obsessed and murderous madman. A Night to Regret also stars Tina Huang and is produced by Creative Arts Entertainment Group.
DOUBLE DARE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, May 2018) Get ready for a summer full of Double Dare, as Nickelodeon sets Monday, June 25, at 8:00 PM (ET/PT) as the premiere date for the iconic game show's return. Digital creator and actress Liza Koshy has been tapped to host the brand-new version of Double Dare, where a new generation of fans will compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. Bringing together new fans and the iconic game show's millennial audience from the '90s, original series host Marc Summers returns to give color commentary on the challenges, lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.
IN DEFENSE OF (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2018) "In Defense Of" premiering Monday, June 25 at 9pm ET/PT gives viewers a unique perspective on some of the most high profile cases from Timothy McVeigh, Jodi Arias, Branch Davidians member Clive Doyle and Ted Bundy as they turn the lens on the top defense lawyers who represented them. The attorneys will share riveting details from the most personal moments between attorney and client to the individual sacrifices made in order to represent these infamous cases. Each episode will detail the evolution of their relationships and have you questioning your own preconceptions of each case.
CULTURESHOCK (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, May 2018) A&E Network presents a Biography(R) limited original series, "Cultureshock." The five-part documentary series takes an in-depth look at the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture that have had a lasting impact on our society. Produced by Meredith's Four M Studios in association with Entertainment Weekly, each episode of "Cultureshock" will shed light on the untold stories behind the big, unforgettable moments, helmed by an acclaimed director with the full participation of key players from each story. The series premieres on Monday, June 25 at 9pm ET/PT with "Michael Jackson's Final Curtain Call," a profound look at Jackson's final days timed to the anniversary of the pop icon's untimely and devastating death.
WEDDING CAKE CHAMPIONSHIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 6/25/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, May 2018) Food Network rings the wedding bells on Monday, June 25th with a primetime lineup celebrating the season with a lush stack of wedding cake-themed episodes along with exciting new hosts and a bevy of special guests. The all-new competition series, Wedding Cake Championship, premieres at 9pm ET/ PT, hosted by the dynamic Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and features six teams of elite wedding cake makers vying for the grand prize and Wedding Cake Champion title. Judging the action are baking extraordinaire Kimberly Bailey, Chopped's Maneet Chauhan, and celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, who are joined on the premiere by special guest Randy Fenoli, host of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress. Before the bakers get baking, don't miss the all-new special Wedding Cake Countdown with Drew and Linda premiering at 8:30pm ET/PT featuring Drew Scott, of HGTV's Property Brothers, and Linda Phan as they hunt for the wedding cake of their dreams.
SECRET CITY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/26/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
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HARVEY STREET KIDS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, December 2017) From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavors of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that's largely thanks to the Harvey Girls - Audrey, Lotta, and Dot - the block's self-appointed guardians and the world's bestest BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. From Emmy-nominated executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/harveystreetkids for more information.
KISS ME FIRST (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2018) Netflix's YA drama series Kiss Me First follows a young woman who recently lost her mother and has been left adrift in London. Her only solace is her retreat into a vibrant and real virtual world. Her increasing involvement with other members of this world (both online and in real life), open up a social dimension that gives her life new verve and meaning. However, danger and deception lurk in the virtual world as behind the veil of anonymity someone is manipulating the behaviors of the members with deadly consequences. The series, which blends live action with virtual reality, premieres on Netflix on June 29, 2018.
VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL, A (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 6/29/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, May 2018) The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. His ex-lover Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) is putting Thorpe's brilliant political career at risk so Thorpe schemes and deceives until he realizes there's only one way to silence Scott for good.
KILLER SINGLE DAD (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/1/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) An expectant mother (Kaitlyn Black, Hart of Dixie) befriends a good samaritan (Cameron Jebo, NCIS), unaware he is actually the father to her unborn baby and is "collecting" all of the children he sired as an anonymous sperm donor years before.
KANDI KOATED NIGHTS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, June 2018) Bravo Media is spicing things up with "Kandi Koated Nights," a new half-hour talk show hosted by Kandi Burruss of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," premiering on Sunday, July 1 at 9pm ET/PT. During each episode, host and executive producer Kandi Burruss, alongside her friends and celebrity guests, will discuss a variety of topics surrounding relationships, dating and pop culture. Known for her "tell-it-like-it-is" approach and unrelenting entrepreneurial spirit, Kandi has never been shy when it comes to having candid conversations surrounding relationships. "Kandi Koated Nights," an adaptation of the web series with the same name, will feature host Kandi, joined by comedian Yamaneika Saunders, Nikki Nicole, The DJ AOne, and topical experts, to dish on a myriad of topics and give their opinions on the theme of the night. From taking a deep dive into the digital dating age to discussing the do's and don'ts of relationships, nothing is off limits when Kandi makes her saucy talk show debut.
TRUNKFEST (AXS TV)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AXS TV's press release, May 2018) AXS TV unveils a one-two punch of original primetime summer rock programming, kicking off on Sunday, July 1 with new episodes of The Top Ten Revealed, hosted by Katie Daryl, at 9pE/6pP, followed by the series premiere of Trunkfest, hosted by Eddie Trunk, at 9:30pE/6:30pP. Each series will consist of eight all-new episodes. Beloved AXS TV star Katie Daryl launches into the summer cycle of the popular countdown series The Top Ten Revealed with a smoldering premiere dedicated to rock's most iconic Songs About Sex. The night features expert analysis by an impressive roster of music legends and critics, on hand to reveal their picks for sizzling singles by Warrant, Aerosmith, and more. Other highlights include Epic Songs Of '73 on July 8, headlined by hits from Elton John, The Who, and The Eagles; and One Hit Wonders on July 15, saluting Carl Douglas, and The Knack, among others. Notable guests include Dee Snider, Lita Ford, Eddie Money, Matt Pinfield, and many more. Then, hit the road with Eddie Trunk in the series premiere of Trunkfest, as the noted music historian rolls into the one and only Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. During the episode, Trunk hitches a ride in a fan's sidecar; sits down for an exclusive interview with Southern Rock superstar George Thorogood; and gets schooled in the ways of motorcycle stunts with daredevil Doug Danger, who takes Eddie behind the scenes of his breathtaking Rattlesnake Jump.
MOSTLY 4 MILLENNIALS (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 7/2/18 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:00 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, June 2018) Mostly 4 Millennials is a quarter-hour live-action comedy pandering to mostly millennial as well as others who may be interested in the all-important, millennial way of life. Direct from the very cool Mostly 4 Millennials set, along with the help of the latest technology, trends and gadgets, our morally corrupt and depraved host Derrick Beckles helps us decipher this unique generation with the help of bizarre testimonials, random interviews, audience participation, confusing focus groups and presentations from unqualified guests, experts and specialists. Mostly 4 Millennials desperately tries to get into the hearts and souls of not only those who have chosen to be millennial, but those who are thinking of converting. You never know what's going to happen next on Mostly 4 Millennials, just like the generation it celebrates.
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.
FOOD FLIRTS (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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SUMMER CAMP ISLAND (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/18 at 6:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 6:00 AM-6:30 AM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, June 2018) It's official, you're coming to Summer Camp Island! Created by Julia Pott, the show follows best friends Oscar and Hedgehog at an incredible, magical sleepaway camp where things aren't quite what they seem to be. For the first time ever, the series will take over Cartoon Network and Boomerang with all 20 episodes debuting back-to-back. Beginning Saturday, July 7 at 6 a.m. (ET/PT) through Sunday, July 8, all episodes will go into rotation for 48 hours in this can't-miss double network takeover event. And while you watch the event, you can bring the magic into your own home with the new Summer Camp Island AR app. Use the Camp Guide to explore the island, play with the campers, or make your own surroundings come to life and talk. See you soon at Summer Camp Island!
MURDERED AT 17 (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/8/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) Brooke Emerson (Cristine Prosperi, Degrassi discovers a kindred spirit in Jake Campali (Blake Burt, Geostorm), but soon discovers he's the boyfriend from hell. Jake continuously manipulates and controls her, eventually framing her for murder. Murdered at 17 also stars Susan Walters (Teen Wolf) and is produced by Reel One Entertainment.
SHARP OBJECTS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, January 2018) SHARP OBJECTS: Based on the book of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn, this eight-episode series tells the story of a reporter who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. Amy Adams stars; co-stars include Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallé from scripts by Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn. Executive producers are Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades, as well as Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg. Additional writers include co-executive producer Vince Calandra, co-producer Scott Brown, consulting producer Alex Metcalf and Ariella Blejer & Dawn Kamoche. An Entertainment One (eOne) and Blumhouse Television production.
2000S, THE (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, June 2018) From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog comes The 2000s on Sunday, July 8, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The seven-part CNN Original Series explores the cultural and political milestones of the decade, including technological triumphs like the iPhone and social media, President George W. Bush's war on terror and response to Hurricane Katrina, Barack Obama's presidential election and the financial crisis, hip-hop's rise to dominance and a creative renaissance in television. The 2000s combines archival footage and interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and stars including Edie Falco, Connie Britton, Jim Parsons, Vince Gilligan, Tom Hanks, Felicity Huffman, Questlove, General David Petraeus, Dexter Filkins, Lawrence Wright, Wolf Blitzer, Nina Totenberg, Damon Lindelof, Jon Cryer and more. The series, which follows in the footsteps of previous decade series The Nineties, The Eighties, The Seventies and The Sixties, kicks off with a two-hour episode on television, highlighting groundbreaking shows such as The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Office, Glee, Lost and The Big Bang Theory.
VERY CAVALLARI (E!)
· [series premiere] · 7/8/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, April 2018) E! has greenlit "Very Cavallari," a new docu-series starring celebrity entrepreneur and reality superstar, Kristin Cavallari. With her new home base in Nashville, the series will follow Kristin's life as a businesswoman launching a flagship store for her lifestyle product line, Uncommon James and wife to her husband, former professional football player, Jay Cutler. Between her family and her young, sexy staff, Kristin's life is busier and more entertaining than ever before under the new skyline of Music City.
DEADLY RICH (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/18 at 10:00 PM
ATL HOMICIDE (TV ONE)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TV One's press release, May 2018) The compelling new true crime series from TV One, premieres Monday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET/9C, dropping viewers smack dab in the middle of real-life murder investigations. Veteran homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez of Atlanta PD have stories-and they're sharing some of the grittiest of them all. As part of the network's "True Crime Mondays," ATL Homicide dives into these stories with detectives Quinn and Velazquez as they recount their personal experiences solving these cases, alongside astonishing dramatic re-creations that transport viewers into each case. Thirty-year Atlanta PD veterans, Quinn and Velazquez have spent fifteen of those years working side by side in the homicide division. Tackling hundreds of cold cases together from everyday 'who-done-its' to high-profile murder mysteries and more, the two have a visible, visceral chemistry out in the field - the streets of "Hotlanta" - and have put killer after killer behind bars. ATL Homicide follows the detectives as they search for the truth in an investigation, seeking to deliver justice on behalf of the victims of these often gruesome crimes: "This is not just 9-to-5," Quinn said. "This thing is three o'clock in the morning...forever!" "Through each compelling case, audiences will feel like what they are watching unfold is happening in real time," says Tia A. Smith, Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production. "The blurred line between what's real versus a re-creation is what really sets this series apart and flips the true crime genre on its head." The series places viewers in the front seat of the action, with Quinn and Velazquez guiding each turn as if the investigation is happening in the moment. At the heart of ATL Homicide's wild, twisting, complex rides, however, there is one clear destination: the truth. "It's all about the truth," Quinn says.
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.
POST RADICAL (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2018) On July 10 at 8:00 PM-- Post Radical marks the return of pro-skater turned documentarian Rick McCrank ("Abandoned") as he explores the wide variety of subcultures within the skateboarding community. McCrank embeds himself within each of these distinctive groups around the world, from finger boarders and downhill racers to a growing DIY scene in Ethiopia and a skateboard high school in Sweden, and a look at skate culture amid the turmoil in Israel and Palestine.
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.
OUTPOST, THE (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 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.
PAID OFF WITH MICHAEL TORPEY (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2018) The student loan crisis is ridiculous, so comedian Michael Torpey (Orange is the New Black) is solving it in the most ridiculous way possible - a comedy game show. Paid Off with Michael Torpey gives three lucky college grads - all saddled with student debt - the chance to test the depth of their degrees with fun, fast paced trivia questions. In the end, one lucky winner will get the chance to have their student debt paid off. The series is co-created by Torpey and Cowboy Bear Ninja, who also produces. Michael Melamedoff and Adrian Selkowitz serve as executive producers for Cowboy Bear Ninja alongside executive producers Torpey, Ethan Berlin and Leigh Hampton.
TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT is an obstacle course series with a twist. The game features one player racing through daunting obstacles while the other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. Actor/comedian and global superstar Kevin Hart will take on the role of host for the first time in his career. TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT is produced by MGM Television and distributed internationally by MGM. Mark Burnett, President, MGM Television Group and Digital, and Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM, are executive producers along with Kevin Hart, Holly Wofford and Jane Y. Mun. TKO is an original format created by Steve Hughes and Sean Kelly of Shaggy Entertainment, Inc.
RONNIE WOOD SHOW, THE (AXS TV)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AXS TV's press release, June 2018) AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, is bringing a beloved U.K. series stateside as the network presents season one (11 episodes) of The Ronnie Wood Show, making its U.S. debut on Wednesday, July 11. The program will air two episodes each week back-to-back at 8pE/5pP and 8:30pE/5:30pP respectively, with encore broadcasts every Sunday night at 8pE/5pP and 8:30pE/5:30pP. Hosted by legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, the series gives viewers a unique look into Wood's award-winning radio show - bringing them behind the scenes and into the studio as he plays the songs that inspired him, shares incredible stories from his prolific career, and sits down for revealing interviews and intimate jam sessions with some of rock's biggest names. The season kicks off with a special hour-long premiere event on July 11, that finds Wood joined by rock superstar Paul McCartney, who reminisces about his unparalleled legacy before performing an impressive set list of songs that both powered his career and impacted his life. During the insightful interview, Woods and McCartney talked about these early influences in their life like Chuck Berry's poetic "Little Queenie," Marvin Gaye's "Hitch Hike," The Beach Boys "God Only Knows," which is McCartney's favorite song by the California band.
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.
BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT'S MISFITS & MONSTERS (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, May 2018) From the Sundance award-winning writer-director, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters is a genre-hopping scripted anthology comedy series. Each standalone episode delivers a satire of the world we live in and exploits the awkwardness of its flawed characters to tell socially-relevant stories with imaginative twists. Guest stars throughout the season include Michael Ian Black, Bridget Everett, Dave Foley, Seth Green, Melissa Joan Hart, David Koechner, Danny Pudi and more. The series is produced by Left/Right with Goldthwait, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Olivia Wingate and Michele Armour serving as executive producers.
DR. PIMPLE POPPER (TLC)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from TLC's press release, June 2018) Following a highly rated one-hour special earlier this year, TLC's DR. PIMPLE POPPER, featuring Instagram and YouTube's popular dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, will premiere on Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. "DR. PIMPLE POPPER provides a complete window into my world as a busy dermatologist. The TLC viewer goes on a journey with my patients during this series; first you meet the patients in their hometown, and see how their skin condition affects their life and the people around them. You understand how devastating their condition really is, how it affects their everyday life, and how they interact with others and the world. I evaluate every patient and decide on a treatment course to help their skin conditions - and afterward, we see how we have really transformed their lives!" said Dr. Lee. The oozingly addictive series will include six, one-hour episodes as viewers follow Dr. Lee as she treats various eye-catching dermatological problems in hopes of allowing her patients to reclaim their lives, free of disguise and embarrassment. Some of the cases featured this season include a mobility-inducing elephant-like skin condition, a discouraging lump and, protruding veins, tumors and cysts that hinder their daily lives and confidence.
HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2018) On, July 11 at 10:00 PM, VICELAND debuts Hollywood Love Story in which Paris Hilton, an Insta-famous celebrity before there was a name for it, introduces tales of wannabe singers, model-actresses, rappers, photographers, designers and DJs trying to make it in modern day Los Angeles. They've all got big dreams and backstories and exemplify the current so-called "selfie culture." Each episode explores the blurred lines between the fantasy and reality of living in Hollywood craving fame and sharing it all on social media, where success and self-worth are measured in likes, follows and reposts.
SEATBELT PSYCHIC (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2018) Lifetime's new half-hour series, Seatbelt Psychic surprises unsuspecting ride-share passengers with readings featuring world-renowned medium Thomas John, a trusted advisor to influencers and celebrities around the country, including Courteney Cox, Sara Gilbert and Goldie Hawn. With the goal to share his gift with as many people as possible, Thomas picks up ride-share passengers and reveals he can communicate with the dead. From the driver's seat, Thomas relays detailed messages from past family members and friends, leading to fun, highly emotional, shocking, and for many, life-changing readings. Thomas has never met the people he picks up, nor does he know what spirits will speak to him. But the details he relays will be mind-blowing, for both believers and skeptics alike. Thomas may only be giving his passengers a short lift, but they'll be floored to find out who they will hear from along the way.
MISTER TACHYON (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/18 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Viceland's press release, May 2018) Also premiering on July 11 at 11:30 PM is Mister Tachyon, the first-ever original television project from Director X, the prolific music video director (Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Jay-Z, to name a few) and filmmaker (this summer's "Superfly"). In a radical departure from the traditional science show, the series follows our titular host, a fictional scientist with a comic book style backstory (born invisible due to his scientist father's experiments) as he searches for a cure through fringe science and his own experiments. Mister Tachyon will try to answer questions often ignored by conventional science -- from examining whether the earth's magnetic field is secretly shaping our lives, to exploring the power of thought to change a person's biology.
CARNIVAL KINGS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2018) Michelin-starred chef Richie Farina is known for making food fun by incorporating science to push the limits of creativity with every meal he serves. On Thursday, July 12th at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT he is bringing his creative chops to one of the most imaginative and competitive food arenas - carnival fairgrounds. At carnivals, the more out-there a dish is, the more people seem to like it, and the competition amongst the carnival chefs to create the most imaginative dish is fierce. On Carnival Kings, Richie wants in on all the action, as he travels to fairs across the country challenging carnival chef royalty in their own kingdoms to a cook-off featuring their famous fare. Real fairgoers determine whose version is better, earning the winning chef bragging rights and the throne. Get ready for a thrilling competition on Carnival Kings! "Carnival Kings combines the hottest summer food trend of fair foods with high drama and frenzied challenges, pushing the boundaries of carnival cuisine," said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. "Viewers are in for a ride with host Richie Farina's culinary creativity and out-of-the-box creations." From deep-fried nachos supreme to juicy donut burgers served with a fried egg on top, Richie Farina thinks he has the skills and creativity to make carnival cuisine even more decadent and delicious. Throughout the eight half-hour episodes, Richie heads to some of the biggest fairs in Arizona, California and Nevada. At each one he has only 24 hours to come up with his own unique spin on the festival's most popular signature dish, before facing-off with the chef who created it. The one with the most crowd-pleasing dish will win the competition and earn a lifetime of bragging rights.
DISAPPEARANCE, THE (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, May 2018) WGN America announced today that its latest gripping crime series "The Disappearance" will premiere on Thursday, July 12. The network also released three teaser trailers from the captivating mystery drama. The six-part event starring Emmy(R) winner Peter Coyote (Bitter Moon, Sphere), Camille Sullivan ("The Man in the High Castle") and Aden Young ("Rectify," Killer Elite) centers around the sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old boy that shakes a close-knit community to its core. When Henry Sullivan (Peter Coyote) organizes a treasure hunt for his grandson Anthony's (Michael Riendeau) tenth birthday, things take a turn for the worse when Anthony unexpectedly goes missing. The series follows Luke Sullivan (Aden Young) and Helen Murphy Sullivan (Camille Sullivan) as they delve into the all-consuming investigation of what happened to their son on that harrowing day. As the Sullivans and their extended kin grapple with the inexplicable mystery, deep familial secrets become uncovered and threaten to shatter the family unit.
COMICSTAAN (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2018) The Prime Original series is a nine-episode series that brings together seven of the biggest comedians in India, to find the next big name in stand-up. The show will be hosted by Abish Mathew and Sumukhi Suresh and the top ten contestants will be judged by a seven-member jury panel. Comicstaan season one is available in UHD.
FANCY NANCY (DISNEY JUNIOR)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/18 at 11:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 11:00 AM-11:30 AM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2018) Disney Junior has ordered a second season of "Fancy Nancy" ahead of its series debut, FRIDAY, JULY 13 (11:00 A.M. EDT/PDT), on Disney Junior, DisneyNOW and Disney Junior VOD. Based on the New York Times bestselling book series by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, the animated family comedy centers around six-year-old Nancy, a high-spirited young girl whose zest and enthusiasm for all that is exquisite - including language, nature, art and color - transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Content and Creative Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide. Kanter said, "A creator and true optimist, Nancy is a relatable, imperfect character who exemplifies the problem-solving power of imagination through the comical situations she gets herself into. We look forward to the series' premiere and sharing even more heartfelt stories that showcase Nancy's creative endeavors and her unwavering belief that she can accomplish her grand ideas while encouraging those around her to do the same." Joining the previously announced lead voice cast - Alyson Hannigan and Rob Riggle as Nancy's parents, Claire and Doug; Mia Sinclair Jenness as Nancy and Spencer Moss as sister JoJo - the recurring guest voice cast for season one includes Tony Award(R)-winner Christine Baranski as Mrs. Devine; George Wendt ("Cheers") as Grandpa Clancy; Kal Penn ("Designated Survivor") as Mr. Singh; Dana Heath ("WellieWishers") as Nancy's best friend Bree; Tatyana Ali ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") as Bree's mom, Mrs. James; Ian Chen ("Fresh Off the Boat") as Nancy's cousin Jonathan; Chi McBride ("Hawaii Five-0") as mailman Gus; Malachi Barton ("Stuck in the Middle") as Nancy's friend Lionel and Madison Pettis ("The Fosters") as Brigitte. Excited to experience what the magnificent world has to offer, Nancy uses ingenuity and resourcefulness to exemplify that even if life doesn't always go as planned, it's important to make the most of each day and encourage others to do the same. Geared towards kids ages 2-7, each episode is comprised of two 11-minute humorous and heartfelt stories that showcase themes of self-expression, originality and love of family. Music also plays an important role in the series, with almost every episode featuring new original songs showcasing a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and jazz to big band, classical and swing.
NANNY IS WATCHING, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/15/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) Following a break-in, Scott (Adam Huber, Dynasty) and Mara (Talya Carroll, Scandal) decide to install a deluxe home security system and give their new nanny, Rachel (Cinta Laura Kiehl, Crazy for the Boys) all the pass codes for day-to-day duties in taking care of their kids, including their adopted daughter. With the codes, the nanny spies and torments the couple by controlling the smart home's system from her laptop. When the couple discovers what Rachel is doing, they immediately fire her but unbeknownst to them, Rachel's boyfriend is the home security company contact and Rachel is the biological mother to their adopted daughter who will stop at nothing to get her back. The Nanny is Watching also stars, Steven Allerick, Donna D'Errico and Sawandi Wilson and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
CAROLINE & FRIENDS (GSN)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/18 at 4:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 4:00 PM-4:30 PM EST
(from GSN's press release, May 2018) Game Show Network, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of its newest game show, CAROLINE & FRIENDS, hosted by Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina The Teenage Witch"). The new weekday half-hour series debuts Monday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. ET. CAROLINE & FRIENDS, is a new comedic, family-friendly series showcasing the most hilarious and adorable videos. As our comedic host guides the audience through each animal, kid and funny video, she'll provide lighthearted conversation and commentary with her two comedic, celebrity friends. Caroline and her companions then nominate their favorites and ultimately the studio audience picks the 'best in show,' earning the family who submitted the video a special prize. Friends joining Caroline throughout the season are Louie Anderson, Sherri Shepherd and Marissa Jaret Winokur among others.
DEADLY POWER (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/18 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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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.
SEASIDE SNACKS & SHACKS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2018) In some places people wait all year long to dig into the local dishes served up in beach towns and on waterfronts across the country, and this summer Sabin Lomac is on a mission to find the best bites and seasonal standouts on Seaside Snacks & Shacks, premiering on Thursday, July 19th at 10pm ET/7pm PT. As a native of the coast of Maine and as a chef and co-owner of one of the most popular lobster roll restaurants in the country, Sabin is an expert on seafood, and now he is diving into some of the most unforgettable dishes along the shores. From crab cake and bacon grilled cheese sandwiches to creamy clam chowder with puffer pork skin, Sabin will sink his teeth into all the delicious dishes making waves. "As a seafood entrepreneur who made a big splash by taking his local beach food truck national, Sabin Lomac knows how to spot delicious seaside staples and coastal spots doing it right," said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. "With his expertise and enthusiastic charm, Sabin is the perfect travel guide to share a taste of summer with viewers." Throughout the six half-hour episodes, Sabin hits the coasts of California and the Carolinas, the sands of New England, and south Florida, and the shores of the Gulf Coast and Lake Michigan in search of the most memorable and mouthwatering meals.
IN SEARCH OF (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/20/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2018) HISTORY's new unscripted series, "In Search Of" will kick off its ten-episode first season this summer, premiering on Friday, July 20 at 10PM ET/PT. Inspired by the iconic 1970s' franchise of the same name, "In Search Of" is an investigative series that delves into all manners of mysterious phenomena throughout the world. Emmy-nominated actor, Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Snowden) executive produces and hosts the series as the lead investigator, searching for answers to some of the world's largest mysteries. From the mythical to the scientific, each one-hour episode follows Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme - such as superhumans, alien life, artificial intelligence, Atlantis, time travel, mysterious creatures and much more in search of the truth to some of the world's greatest mysteries. "In Search Of" explores enigmas told through the eyes of witnesses and scholars with a personal connection to the phenomenon and includes immersive demonstrations and experiments that contextualize each episode's theme. The original "In Search Of" series aired from 1977-1982 and was hosted by Rod Serling and later by Leonard Nimoy following Serling's death. This new version pushes the limits and the approach used to search for these answers through new technology, new locations and a deeper analysis. Quinto's quest for answers takes him across the U.S. from New York City to Los Angeles, and across the globe from Australia to Morocco, Italy, Greece and the UK.
COMFORT FOOD TOUR (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/18 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2018) This summer, longtime friends and passionate food lovers Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, embark on the ultimate Comfort Food Tour to discover the most mouthwatering and soul satisfying dishes across the country. Eating their way from destination to destination, they will try it all from juicy burgers that drip down your arm, to homemade cheesy lasagna that makes you feel at home, to sweet-and-savory soul food that will make you want to lick your plate. Their hunt for the best comfort food kicks-off on Saturday, July 21st at 8pm ET/PT, with a second new serving at 8:30pm ET/PT and it's guaranteed to taste like all the comforts of home.
SEX, LIES & MURDER (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, April 2018) A husband's heart wrenching betrayal results in his wife committing a horrific act of violence. A wife's torrid affair with her pastor ends with her husband killing them both. A salacious online romance leads to murder after it's discovered. Love can make people do terrifying and unspeakable things. Sex, Lies & Murder is a true crime series with hour-long episodes detailing the true crime cases of relationships in which broken intimacy has led to murder. When the lies collapse and the love triangles are revealed crimes of passion turn what should have been simple break ups into headline grabbing real life stories with severe consequences. Sex, Lies & Murder is produced by Pyramid Productions.
DOWN FOR WHATEVER (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/18 at 7:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, November 2017) Today TV One announced production of the original film, Down For Whatever, the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Screenplay winning project written by Tim Folsome who will also direct. Production will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. The film, starring LeToya Luckett (Greenleaf), Hosea Chanchez (The Game) Bre-Z (Empire) and Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris), is slated to premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and will premiere on TV One in July. "The production of the ABFF Screenplay Competition winning selection is one of our favorite projects of the year because it is when we get to see a young writer's vision literally come to life," says D'Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Programming. "Our team reads hundreds of scripts during the competition process and Tim's gift for storytelling resulted in a compelling page-turner. We look forward to sharing the final product with TV One's viewers next summer." In the network's first original movie production representing the fast-pace action genre, Down For Whatever chronicles Tracy, a young successful doctor and her detective husband, Mike. Although happily married, one thing has always been missing in their relationship - a sense of family. Tracy grew up in foster care and longs for the traditional family environment that she never had. When Mike suddenly loses his partner in a senseless cop-killing, Tracy is there to support him. That is, until she receives an unexpected visit from a social worker who informs her that the ruthless killers suspected in the murder are her biological sisters, Denise and Sonya. Tracy is overwhelmed and in disbelief by the news, but before telling her husband, she decides to track her sisters down herself. Will she make it to them before the cops do?
FATHER'S NIGHTMARE, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/22/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) Reeling from the recent death of his wife, Matt (Joel Gretsch, Push, The Vampire Diaries) sends his daughter Lisa (Kaitlyn Bernard, 1922) off to college, where she falls under the spell of her older, more mature roommate, Vanessa (Jessica Lowndes, 90210, A Deadly Adoption). As Vanessa's manipulation sets Lisa on a downward spiral, Lisa and Matt grow further apart, while her dependence on Vanessa deepens. But, will Matt figure out what's really going on before it's too late? A Father's Nightmare, presented by Brainstorm Media and WIN is produced by Sepia Films. Meyer Shwarzstein and Larry Gershman executive produce, Tina Pehme and Kim C Roberts produce, Vic Sarin serves as director and Shelley Gillen as writer.
MIZ & MRS (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2018) Announced on SMACKDOWN LIVE last night, USA Network's unscripted series MIZ & MRS, which follows the lives of WWE(R) Superstars (and married couple) The Miz(R) and Maryse(TM), will premiere on Tuesday, July 24 at 10/9c. Over the course of the six-episode season, the highly entertaining docuseries will give fans an unfiltered look at the power couple's lives as they adapt to becoming first-time parents to their daughter, Monroe Sky, while juggling their fast-paced lifestyle, including a move across the country from Los Angeles to Austin and the intense demands of their WWE schedule. From baby first aid classes and pregnancy photo shoots to big showdowns at WrestleMania(R), MIZ & MRS will make viewers laugh out loud and prove that the outrageous in-ring personalities of The Miz and Maryse are no act.
BABIES BEHIND BARS (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from LMN's press release, December 2016) LMN's groundbreaking new series Babies Behind Bars sheds light on a radical program that allows pregnant inmates to give birth and raise their babies inside of a maximum security prison. Nearly 75,000 women are entering prison in the US each year, and as many as 7,500 are pregnant when they enter. In most cases, the babies are separated from their mothers immediately after birth. However, studies have shown that babies who are raised by their mothers in the first years of life have a much better chance of living healthy, drug-free and crime-free lives. Currently, there are only eight such programs in the US and LMN has been given exclusive access to the Wee Ones Program inside the Indiana Women's Prison, a maximum security facility. The 10-episode series follows several inmate mothers at various stages of their time in the program including newbies and veterans, as well as those at critical turning points as they struggle to live by the strict rules while navigating the trials and temptations of the volatile prison environment. The series also features the staff who run the program, including tough-love prison guards and inmate nannies entrusted to help care for the babies.
CASTLE ROCK (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2018) Today, Hulu announced that Castle Rock, the psychological-horror anthology series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, will premiere on July 25th with the first three episodes only on Hulu. A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The series stars André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Billy Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn.
BURDEN OF TRUTH (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 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.
ART SHOW, THE (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2018) The Art Show travels the globe to bring fascinating stories about art. With broadcasters Kate Bryan, June Sarpong and Will Best, curator Carrie Scott, artist Charming Baker, and art historian Dr. James Fox, we'll see new work being made, meet famous photographers and artists, and experience culture all around the world. The Art Show will debut on Ovation on Wednesday, July 25 at 10pm ET.
WE BELONG TOGETHER (BET)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/18 at 8:00 PM
(from BET's press release, June 2018) BET Networks shines a spotlight on Black Hollywood with launch of its original movie premiere of "WE BELONG TOGETHER". Starring Draya Michele, Elise Neal, Charles Malik Whitfield, Valarie Pettiford, and Brian J. White "WE BELONG TOGETHER" world premieres on Saturday, July 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her. After years of separation, Thomas played by Charles Malik Whitfield, a loving father and ex-husband, rekindles his relationship with his former wife, Megan played by Elise Neal. This enrages Tracy played by Draya Michele, who is obsessed with making Thomas hers and wants his ex out of the picture. How far will Tracy go to make sure Megan and her family disappear forever?
LOVE ON SAFARI (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) First stop on the world tour is South Africa, the setting for "Love on Safari," premiering Saturday, July 28, (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Shot on location in Johannesburg, Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five," "Moonlight in Vermont") stars as a web designer who finds plans for her trip to Scottsdale derailed when she learns she's inherited an animal reserve in South Africa and must travel there for the reading of the will. Faced with the decision to sell, she meets the no-nonsense ranger played by Jon Cor ("Lost in Space"), who takes her on a safari in hopes that she will fall in love with the land, the animals and hopefully him. Viewers will be captivated by the breathtaking Sub-Saharan scenery of the reserve featuring tranquil grasslands and populated with majestic wildlife including zebras, elephants, lions, giraffes and more.
CHEERLEADER NIGHTMARE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/29/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2018) While flying a drone with the AV club, teenage Sophie accidentally spies her boyfriend cheating with the school's head cheerleader. But when the cheerleader turns up murdered, Sophie's boyfriend becomes the prime suspect. He insists that he's innocent, bringing her evidence that he didn't do it, and Sophie believes the killer is framing her unfaithful boyfriend. When the killer strikes again, Sophie realizes that she must discover the real truth before she becomes the latest victim. Stars Taylor Murphy and Melissa Ponzio (2018).
ULTIMATE SUMMER COOK-OFF (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, June 2018) Every summer, cooks across the country head outside to cook and entertain for three glorious, sun-filled months. But what happens when six talented chefs enter the backyard? Hosted by Eddie Jackson, competitors take on America's summertime favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and lobster rolls, transforming them into next-level classics as they compete for cook-out supremacy and the $25,000 grand prize.
BLOOD MONEY (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/30/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2018) America is at a crossroads. This country was built on the backs of industrious men and women who started their own businesses. And while family businesses have moved wealth and the value of hard work from one generation to the next, many fear that millennials of today don't have the kind of work ethic that will take their family business through this century. Chris Parvin, a family estate planner, has seen it all. So he's headed out across this nation to help see if the kids of today have what it takes to take over the family business tomorrow. With money, promotions, and stakes in the company on the line, this is no game. Chris will help these business owners put their children to the test and see if they have what it takes to earn their family's BLOOD MONEY.
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."
HARD TO KILL (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2018) Special Forces Sniper and fearless Green Beret, Tim Kennedy travels the country as he puts the spotlight on America's toughest workers by risking his own life and attempting some of America's most dangerous jobs. Whether he's testing his skills as a test pilot or part of a mountain rescue team, Tim works with experts in each field to learn some of today's most dangerous jobs. At the end of each training, Tim will put the skills he learned to the test to see if he truly has what it takes to accomplish the jobs of everyday heroes.
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.
JAMIE AND JIMMY'S FOOD FIGHT CLUB (OVATION)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 4:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, June 2018) Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club is based in the Southend, Essex, UK café of childhood friends Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty. While Jamie cooks up his ultimate weekend recipes, Jimmy heads outdoors and rustles up magnificent feasts from wild ingredients. The boys are joined by a host of celebrity friends - such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Michael Sheen - who pop in to learn how to cook the dishes they've always loved. The boys also hit the road, spreading the word about exciting new food campaigns - including delicious mussels, happy milk and the tastiest sustainable fish in our seas. Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club will debut on Ovation on Thursday, August 2 at 4pm ET.
BACHELORETTE WEEKEND (CMT)
· [series premiere] · 8/2/18 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from CMT's press release, May 2018) With Nashville quickly becoming the leading destination for bachelorette parties, "Bachelorette Weekend," premiering Thursday, August 2 at 11pm ET/PT follows the staff of Bach Weekend, a Nashville-based company specializing in creating once-in-a-lifetime bachelor/bachelorette experiences for would-be brides and grooms celebrating their final fling before the ring. Owner/Founder Robbie and his team - Nicole, Rosa, Liz, Rachal and Johnathan - work tirelessly to ensure their high-maintenance (and often inebriated) clients have a flawless experience, all in hopes of getting a five-star review from the clients. Since every employee is given a financial stake in the company, the importance of the five-star reviews directly affects their bank accounts. Pulling your weight has never been so important.
LOVE AT SEA (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/4/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Next, an exciting voyage is in store for viewers with "Love at Sea," premiering Saturday, August 4 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Real-life husband and wife Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids) and Carlos PenaVega ("Big Time Rush") head out on the high seas aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas as it cruises to exciting ports o' call including Jamaica, Nassau, St. Thomas and Cozumel. Alexa stars as an event planner organizing a multifaceted event on board the ship and thinks she has everything set to the last detail... until she learns she'll be dealing with the rookie, substitute cruise director, portrayed by Carlos, who has his own way of doing things that puts a wrench in her carefully thought out plans.
LODGE 49 (AMC)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from AMC's press release, May 2018) AMC announced today an August 6 premiere date for its original series "Better Call Saul" and "Lodge 49." Season four of the critically acclaimed and Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul," produced by Sony Pictures Television, will air Monday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT immediately followed by the series premiere of "Lodge 49" at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Both series will have a presence at the ATX Television Festival, taking place June 7-10 in Austin, Texas, including a panel with "Better Call Saul" executive producer Vince Gilligan and star Bob Odenkirk, and a sneak peek screening of the "Lodge 49" premiere followed by a panel with stars Wyatt Russell and Brent Jennings and executive producers Peter Ocko and Dan Carey. "Monday nights have become a destination for our character-driven dramas, and we loved the idea of pairing these two series, which are similar in their darkly comedic tone and led by two charming yet complicated characters facing huge life moments," said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "We're excited to share the next chapter in Jimmy McGill's journey towards Saul on one of television's most celebrated shows, and to introduce viewers to the unfailingly optimistic underdog Dud, who's looking for his place and his moral purpose in a cynical and confusing world." "Lodge 49" is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud (Russell), who's drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business. Dud serendipitously finds himself on the doorstep of a rundown fraternal lodge, where a middle-aged plumbing salesman and "Luminous Knight" of the order, Ernie (Jennings), welcomes him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may - or may not - put Dud on the path to recover the idyllic life he's lost. Jim Gavin (Author, Middle Men) serves as creator, writer, and executive-producer alongside showrunner Peter Ocko (Pushing Daisies, The Office). Additional executive producers include Paul Giamatti ("Billions," Sideways, Outsiders, Hoke), Dan Carey (Outsiders, Hoke, John Dies at the End, All Is Bright) and Jeff Freilich ("Halt and Catch Fire," "Grace and Frankie").
CARTER (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, June 2018) WGN America unveiled two new originals today, exhibiting the full spectrum of the beloved detective procedural genre: lighthearted detective comedy "Carter," starring Jerry O'Connell ("Billions"), Sydney Poitier Heartsong ("Chicago P.D.") and Kristian Bruun ("Orphan Black"), and crime drama "Gone," starring Chris Noth ("Sex and the City," "Law & Order," "The Good Wife"), Leven Ramblin (The Hunger Games) and Danny Pino ("CSI: Miami"). "Carter" is a sharp, 10-episode series that revolves around Harley Mackay (O'Connell), an actor playing a detective on a hit television show until he is forced to retreat to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Now that he's back, he taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Bruun). "Carter" will make its debut on WGN America on Tuesday, August 7.
ALL ABOUT THE WASHINGTONS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, June 2018) All About The Washingtons is an autobiographical scripted family sitcom that follows Joey Washington (Rev Run aka Joseph Simmons) and his wife Justine Washington (Justine Simmons), playing fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family of family kids. After Joey decides to retire from a long career as legendary hip-hop royalty, his wife Justine, takes advantage of the opportunity to pursue a career of her own now that Joey is available to focus on raising the kids and keeping the house in order. Their kids are portrayed by rising stars Kiana Ledé, Nathan Anderson, Leah Rose Randall and Maceo Smedley.
LA CASA DE LAS FLORES (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/10/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) The dark comedy revolves around a seemingly successful and idyllic family-run flower business full of dysfunctional secrets. One day, the patriarch finds out his longtime mistress has suddenly passed away and he decides to bring their children into the household alongside his current wife and family who didn’t know they existed. The series explores the need to protect and forgive loved ones, no matter how uncomfortable.
FREAKY FRIDAY (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/10/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, June 2018) Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("The Little Mermaid" and "Something Rotten!" on Broadway, and the stage production of "Freaky Friday") star in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Freaky Friday," a music-driven, body-swap comedy about a mother and daughter who, strangely, spend a day in each other's shoes. It premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 (8:00-9:45 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and will be available earlier (12:01 a.m. PDT) on DisneyNOW (to verified users) and (12:01 a.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel VOD. Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channel, said, "This movie is a creative collaboration with our Theatrical colleagues who developed an original stage musical from a beloved story. Now we've added a fresh twist by adapting it again into a movie for kids and families - with Broadway talent on and off camera - that has the potential to be a classic 'DCOM' for years to come." Tom Kitt wrote the music and Brian Yorkey penned the lyrics for "Freaky Friday." The Tony Award(R) and Pulitzer Prize-winning pair also collaborated on "If, Then" and "Next to Normal," as well as the stage version of "Freaky Friday." Eight songs from the stage production and two new songs, including one co-written by Cozi Zuehlsdorff, are performed in a theatrical pop-rock style by the cast. The script, written by Bridget Carpenter ("11.22.63," "Friday Night Lights,"), is based on her Disney Theatrical Production stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. The movie is directed by Steve Carr ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop," "Daddy Daycare") and executive produced by Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions ("The Lion King", "Aladdin" and "Frozen" on Broadway), Carr and Susan Cartsonis ("Deidra & Laney Rob a Train," "What Women Want").
SUMMER TO REMEMBER, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/11/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) For viewers who dream of vacationing on the beaches of a tropical island, a trip to the South Pacific is next on the itinerary with two original movies. "A Summer to Remember" stars Catherine Bell ("JAG," "Army Wives" and Cameron Mathison ("All My Children," "Entertainment Tonight") and premieres Saturday, August 11 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Shot on location in Fiji, Bell stars as an ER doctor who retreats to the island with her teen daughter so they can reconnect and hopes to recapture the tranquility she found there years ago with her late husband. During the trip, hiking through picturesque jungles, paddle boarding, horseback riding - and possibly love - are on the agenda.
DISENCHANTMENT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/17/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, May 2018) From the mind of Matt Groening, comes adult animated comedy fantasy series, Disenchantment, with 10 episodes launching on Netflix, August 17, 2018. In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson ("Bean"), Nat Faxon ("Elfo") and Eric Andre ("Luci"), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. Animation is being done by Rough Draft Studios (Futurama).
PEARL IN PARADISE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/18/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Also jetting off to Fiji are Jill Wagner ("Wipeout") and Kristoffer Polaha ("Ballers," "Get Shorty") for "Pearl in Paradise" (working title) premiering Saturday, August 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Wagner stars as a photographer for a nature magazine who hopes to become its new creative director but first, she must come up with a winning angle for the cover of their 30th anniversary issue. She enlists the help of a romance novelist (Polaha), who she's convinced will help her locate a rare blue pearl buried somewhere on Fiji that was the subject of one of his bestselling books. Their adventure leads them from the comfort of a luxurious resort through the rugged yet lush jungles of the island, punctuated by cool streams and awe-inspiring waterfalls.
SHARKNADO 6 (SYFY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/19/18 at 8:00 PM
(from Syfy's press release, May 2018) Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier -- time travel. In the ending moments of SHARKNADO 5: GLOBAL SWARMING, Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, SHARKNADO 6 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
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.
SWEET TASTE OF LOVE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 8/25/18 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2018) Another destination this summer is home sweet home in "A Sweet Taste of Love" (working title) premiering Saturday, August 25 (9 p.m. ET/PT). After her divorce, Tyler returns to her hometown to spend the summer with her daughter and mother. Her mother owns and operates a local, once-popular BBQ restaurant. At her daughter's urging, Tyler signs up for the town's famous, annual BBQ competition, where she soon realizes her high-school sweetheart (Marc Blucas, "Underground," "Miss Christmas"), now a celebrity chef, is back in town and part of the contest. As the two are forced to spend time together, old feelings resurface but Tyler convinces herself she has no room for distractions, especially when there is a competition to win.
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, April 2018) Amazon today announced it has greenlit season two of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan ahead of its global series debut set for August 31 on Prime Video. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, from Paramount Television and Skydance Television, is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero played by John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours). The creators of the series, Executive Producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Graham Roland (Fringe, Prison Break), will continue to serve as Co-Showrunners. Additionally, Krasinski, who also serves as an Executive Producer, will be reunited with Wendell Pierce (The Wire) who will reprise his role as James Greer in the eight-episode second season. In season two, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America. The second season commences production this summer in Europe, South America and the United States.
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.
KIDDING (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 9/9/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, June 2018) SHOWTIME has announced its new fall comedy line-up with the ninth season of its hit series SHAMELESS, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and SAG Award(R) winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum, premiering on Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the series premiere of the new half-hour comedy series KIDDING, starring Golden Globe(R) winner Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades and reuniting him with Oscar winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), at 10 p.m. ET/PT. KIDDING centers on Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), an icon of children's television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality's family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairytale, fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: A kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. The series also stars Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Judy Greer (Married). Throughout the season, Jeff begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," and of his executive producer, Seb (Langella). Seb fears Jeff's mental state could ruin the branding empire they've built, and thus begins preparing the show for a life after Jeff, while Deirdre (Keener), the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues. Greer stars as Jeff's estranged wife and their son is played by Cole Allen. Guest stars include Justin Kirk (WEEDS) and Ginger Gonzaga (I'M DYING UP HERE). KIDDING was created and is executive produced by Dave Holstein (WEEDS, Raising Hope), who wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. The series is also executive produced by Gondry, who is directing several episodes, including the premiere. In addition, KIDDING is executive produced by Carrey, Michael Aguilar (I'M DYING UP HERE), Roberto Benabib (WEEDS), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet), Emmy nominee Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Jim Garavente (Bad Words).
GOOD COP, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) In The Good Cop, Tony Danza plays Tony Sr., a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
HILDA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/21/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) A production of Silvergate Media, the makers of Octonauts, in collaboration with Mercury Filmworks, Hilda transforms the Eisner-Award nominated graphic novels by Luke Pearson and published by Nobrow into an incredible animated adventure for older kids. The series follows the journey of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she makes new friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stranger –and sometimes more dangerous– than she ever expected. Netflix members worldwide will be able to join Hilda on her thrills and escapdes beginning in 2018.
MANIFEST (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/24/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny. The cast includes Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina and Parveen Kaur. Jeff Rake will write and executive produce. David Frankel will direct and executive produce the pilot. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive produce. "Manifest" is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Compari Entertainment.
NEW AMSTERDAM (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/25/18 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital - the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof - and return it to the glory that put it on the map. The cast includes Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine. David Schulner will write and executive produce. Kate Dennis will direct and executive produce the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer will produce. "New Amsterdam" is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.
I FEEL BAD (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 10/4/18 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it out like the rest of us. Sure, she feels bad when she has a sexy dream about someone other than her husband, or when she pretends not to know her kids when they misbehave in public, or when she uses her staff to help solve personal problems. But that's OK, right? Nobody can have it all and do it perfectly. From executive producer Amy Poehler comes a modern comedy about being perfectly OK with being imperfect. The cast includes Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein, Aisling Bea, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton and James Buckley. Aseem Batra will write and executive produce. Julie Anne Robinson will direct and executive produce the pilot. Amy Poehler, Dave Becky and Josh Maurer also executive produce. "I Feel Bad" is produced by Universal Television, Paper Kite Productions, CannyLads Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
INTO THE DARK (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/5/18 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2018) In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Hulu unveiled Into The Dark, a brand new horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum's independent TV studio. The series will include 12 standalone super-sized episodes, with a new installment released on the first Friday of every month throughout the year. Each episode is inspired by a holiday from the month of it release, but all will feature Blumhouse's signature genre/thriller spin on the story. Blumhouse Television, drawing on its deep talent relationships, is working with a broad section of filmmakers, creators and actors to bring this unique, first-of-its-kind series to Hulu audiences.
RENT (FOX)
· [original telefilm] · 1/27/19 at 7:00 PM
(from FOX's press release, May 2018) The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT comes to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). A re-imagining of Puccini's "La Bohème," and set in New York City's gritty East Village, "Rent" tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. Winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship. Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked"), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event. Additional details and auspices to be announced. "Rent" originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.