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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
HISTORIA DE UN CRIMEN (HISTORY OF A CRIME) (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, March 2019) In 1994, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio's assassination sends his dying widow racing to uncover who did it. Based on true events.
CARLO & MALIK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, March 2019) A veteran detective must face both his own biases and ghosts from his past when he's paired up with a star rookie on a string of murder cases in Rome.
CHARLIE'S COLORFORMS CITY (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, March 2019) Charlie creates fun stories using different shapes, and he needs your help! Take off for adventures in outer space, the Wild West -- and right at home.
COISA MAIS LINDA (MOST BEAUTIFUL THING) (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, March 2019) A 1950s housewife goes to Rio de Janeiro to meet up with her husband, only to learn he's deserted her, but decides to stay and open a bossa nova club.
SELLING SUNSET (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, March 2019) The elite real estate brokers at The Oppenheim Group sell the luxe life to affluent buyers in LA. The drama ramps up when a new agent joins the team.
DELHI CRIME (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site, March 2019) As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi leads a painstaking search for the culprits. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya case.
NIGHTMARE TENANT (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 3/22/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2019) After her daughter Lacey goes off to a prestigious university, Carol finds herself with an empty nest and decides to rent out her room. When Nikki, a local college student answers the ad, it feels like a perfect fit. What Carol doesn't know is that Nikki was her daughter's high school rival, and that she believes Carol cheated her out of a chance to attend a better school by pulling strings for Lacey. Now, Nikki has come to avenge the future she feels has been stolen from her. Stars Lauralee Bell and Virginia Tucker star. (2019)
JO FROST: KILLER KIDS (REELZ)
· [series premiere] · 3/22/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Reelz's press release, March 2019) In Jo Frost: Killer Kids child behavior expert and host Jo Frost is on a journey to find out why children kill. With more than 30 years of experience in her field Frost is used to dealing with troubled kids but none of them have been quite as deranged as the individuals in this series. Frost will examine what makes a young person so angry and frustrated that they decide to take the life of another. Are they born with a lethal trigger inside of them or are they products of the environment around them? Is it nature or nurture?
ACCIDENT, SUICIDE OR MURDER (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 3/23/19 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, March 2019) Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, explores the unbelievable true stories of suspicious deaths in the new series, "Accident, Suicide or Murder" premiering on Saturday, March 23 at 7pm ET/PT. Each hour-long episode retraces the investigation from start to finish, taking viewers through the twists and turns of these shocking cases, from dissecting the red flags to the undeniable evidence, and strange behavior that put the tragedy in question. With the families fighting for justice and the detectives on the case determined to find the truth, motives will be exposed and justice will be served as the families finally find out what caused the death of their loved ones.
LOVE TO THE RESCUE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 3/23/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2019) Single mom Kate (DeLoach) and single dad Eric (Rady) have both promised their kids they could adopt Bruce the dog. So, after agreeing to joint custody for a month to determine which home will be best for Bruce, Kate is forced to face her fear of falling in love again when the handsome dad captures her unsuspecting heart.
DAUGHTER'S DECEPTION, A (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/23/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2019) Forced to give up her daughter for adoption when she's underage, Laura is thrilled to welcome her now adult daughter Bree back into her life. She quickly discovers that Bree is a sociopath with murderous tendencies and poses a clear and present danger to anyone who threatens to get in her way. Stars Jade Harlow, Rusty Joiner, Kennedy Tucker, Skyler Wright, René Ashton, and Brian McGovern (2019).
ACTION (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 3/24/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, February 2019) SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films today announced a multi-part docu-series titled ACTION, exploring the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling community as the industry navigates a landmark 2018 court ruling. Peeling back the curtain on a once taboo industry during its most critical juncture, the four-part series will premiere Sunday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. ACTION chronicles the lives of professional gamblers, bookies and oddsmakers throughout the 2018 NFL season following the Supreme Court decision to lift a ban on sports betting. The series will culminate with the biggest gambling day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday. The character-driven narrative delivers intimate access to a diverse cross-section of authentic and sometimes garrulous subjects within the sports gaming community, documenting the effects of legalization through their prisms.
MISSION DECLASSIFIED (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 3/24/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, February 2019) For almost 20 years, award-winning investigative reporter Christof Putzel has traveled the world uncovering some of the most hard-hitting stories of our time. He has exposed neo-Nazi attacks against immigrants in Russia, illegal American weapons sales to Mexican drug cartels, the tobacco industry's exploitation of children in Asia and children used to mine gold in deadly labor camps in the Congo. He has used declassified government documents and key sources to bring these shocking stories to light. Now, in "Mission Declassified," premiering on Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel, Putzel uses the same tools to explore history's most legendary and notorious mysteries. By decoding recently declassified documents, Putzel discovers new, or simply missed, clues and connections that could finally unlock decades-long mysteries surrounding legendary cold cases.
JESUS: HIS LIFE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 3/25/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, January 2019) HISTORY's eight-part event "Jesus: His Life" explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter. Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world's most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus - the man and the Messiah. The series reveals his journey through a complex world of kings, politicians, reformers and soldiers in a turbulent power struggle during a time of revolutionary change. "Jesus: His Life" brings viewers into this dramatic world to reveal the greatest story ever told. The series premieres two episodes back-to-back weekly beginning on Monday, March 25 at 8pm ET/PT, with the finale airing just before Easter. A+E Networks holds exclusive worldwide distribution rights for the series which is produced by Nutopia.
MILLION DOLLAR MILE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 3/27/19 at 9:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, November 2018) CBS is building a strong roster of reality programming at midseason with the premieres of two new unscripted competitions and the return of three fan favorites. The new high-stakes competition series MILLION DOLLAR MILE premieres Wednesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), after the wrap of THE WORLD'S BEST. The show that features the most challenging obstacle course ever designed will test everyday athletes' physical and mental toughness. Standing in their way is a group of elite athletes with one mission: to stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs. Tim Tebow hosts, along with play-by-play commentators Matt "Money" Smith and Maria Taylor. Contestants will have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the MILLION DOLLAR MILE.
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (FX)
· [series premiere] · 3/27/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from FX's press release, February 2019) FX's highly-anticipated new vampire comedy series What We Do in the Shadows will premiere Wednesday, March 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who've "lived" together for hundreds of years. In Staten Island. The self-appointed leader of the group is "Nandor The Relentless" (Kayvan Novak), a great warrior and conqueror from the Ottoman Empire, who has taken the helm of the group despite many of his Old World tactics resulting in what some might politely refer to as bupkis. Then there's the British vampire "Laszlo" (Matt Berry) - a bit of a rogue and a dandy and a fop, he might say. He's a lover of mischief and a great soirée, but not as much as he loves seeing Nandor fail miserably in every attempt. And then there's "Nadja" (Natasia Demetriou): the seductress, the temptress, the vampiric Bonnie to Laszlo's Clyde. Her wisdom and provocative tales from times past allow us insight into the many ups and downs of living an immortal life. Also cohabiting in the vampire household is "Guillermo" (Harvey Guillén), Nandor's familiar (a.k.a. servant/protector during the daylight hours), who wants nothing more than to be made a real vampire just like his master. Also lurking about is "Colin Robinson" (Mark Proksch), an energy vampire and day-walker of sorts -- he feasts on humans, but not on their blood. A frequent visitor is Nadja's new friend, "Jenna" (Beanie Feldstein), a student at a nearby community college. She loves LARPing, boys, and art history, and for some reason has been rather confused lately as to why it is she so ravenously craves the flesh of the living. After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, "Baron Afanas," the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over a hundred years ago - total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? Our vérité camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.
ABBY'S (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 3/28/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, May 2018) From the producers of "The Good Place" comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today's party scene. There are rules at Abby's: no cell phones (not even to "look something up"), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary "not-beer" drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby's is a coveted honor. But once you're in, you're family. The cast includes Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn. Josh Malmuth will write and executive produce. Pamela Fryman will direct and executive produce the pilot. Michael Schur and David Miner also executive produce. "Abby's" is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.
TACOMA FD (TRUTV)
· [series premiere] · 3/28/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from truTV's press release, February 2019) truTV has announced the premiere dates for a new block of back-to-back laughs this spring, kicking off on Thursday, March 28 with Impractical Jokers, returning for its eighth season of hysterical hijinks at 10:00pm ET/PT, followed immediately by the series premiere of Tacoma FD at 10:30pm ET/PT. The comedy network also today released the season one trailer for the new comedy set in a firehouse. Following the Season 8 premiere of Impractical Jokers, truTV will introduce its newest original series, Tacoma FD. On the heels of the breakout theatrical release of Super Troopers 2, co-creators and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme will be donning new uniforms in the half-hour comedy, which is set in a firehouse in one of America's rainiest cities. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, this crew keeps themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries, and bizarre emergency calls. Leading firehouse shenanigans in the 10-episode first season are Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme), alongside an eclectic crew played by series regulars Hassie Harrison (Southbound), Eugene Cordero (Black Monday, The Good Place) Marcus Henderson (Get Out, Homecoming), and Gabriel Hogan(Heartland). Rounding out the cast of Tacoma FD are guest stars Suzy Nakamura (Dr. Ken), who portrays an eager councilwoman with no patience for tomfoolery, and Heather Mazur (Insecure) as Chief McConky's wife and Captain Penisi's sister. Jimmy Tatro (American Vandal), Maria Russell (Lights Out) and Jamie Kaler (My Boys)will also guest star as members of the Tacoma Police Department (PD), Tacoma FD's first responder rivals.
OSMOSIS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Paris, in the near future. Technology has conquered the last frontier: decoding true love. Digging deep into its user’s brain data, the new dating app "OSMOSIS" can find a perfect match with 100% accuracy, turning the concept of absolute soulmate into a reality. But is there a price to pay when letting an algorithm decide who you will love, forever and ever? When in exchange for this undying, ageless love, technology can access the innermost recesses of your mind -- and the best kept secrets of your heart...
TRAITORS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Channel 4's press release, December 2018) Created by multiple award-winning playwright and screenwriter Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire, Looming Tower, Masters of Sex), Traitors is her first original commission for British TV, with award-winning directors Dearbhla Walsh and Alex Winckler at the helm bringing the six-part series to life. The cast includes Emma Appleton (Clique) as Feef Symonds, Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, The Missing, Line of Duty) as Priscilla, Michael Stuhlbarg (Shape Of Water, The Looming Tower, The Post, Boardwalk Empire) as Rowe, Luke Treadaway (Ordeal by Innocence, Fortitude, Unbroken) as Hugh, Brandon P Bell (Dear White People) as Jackson, Stephen Campbell Moore (The Last Post, The Child in Time) as Philip and Matt Lauria (Kingdom, Parenthood) as Peter. Traitors is a compulsive spy thriller that takes us behind the scenes of a seismic moment in global history, through the eyes of one young woman caught in the middle of it. An intimate epic set in 1945 London, Traitors is the dangerous, enthralling story of Feef, who is seduced by a rogue American spy into spying on her own country. Her task? To uncover a Russian agent in the heart of the British Government.
HANNA (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's web site, February 2019) In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS, THE (SHUDDER)
· [series premiere] · 3/29/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Shudder's press release, February 2019) Proving once again that "the drive-in will never die," iconic horror host and exploitation movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs is back with an all-new The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs series exclusively on Shudder, the AMC Networks premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural announced today. The nine-episode original series will consist of weekly double features streaming live every Friday night at 9:00 p.m ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT, beginning March 29 and concluding on Friday, May 24, Memorial Day Weekend. Each episode will also be made available on demand at a later time. The Last Drive-In series marks Briggs return to weekly on-screen appearances for the first time since ending his run on TNT's MonsterVision in 2000.
VICTOR AND VALENTINO (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/19 at 9:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:30 AM-10:00 AM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, February 2019) Cartoon Network's new supernatural adventure series Victor and Valentino will debut simultaneously with four episodes in the United States and Latin America, Saturday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT), with other regions around the world to follow. Created by Diego Molano, Victor and Valentino follows two half-brothers learning to appreciate each other's quirks and differences while exploring Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Mesoamerican folklore come to life. Inspired by Molano's fascination with mythology, Victor and Valentino is the latest Cartoon Network original to feature authentic storytelling and inclusive characters. While spending the summer with their Grandma Chata, the rambunctious Victor and his more cautious half-brother Valentino soon realize there's more than meets the eye in their new town. Fans will want to follow this mischievous pair as they hilariously discover other worldly beings, curious creatures from forgotten folklore and places only described in myths.
KILLER NEXT DOOR, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 3/30/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2019) After Julie's husband dies in a car crash, she moves across the country to start fresh with her son Matty and build a closer relationship with her late husband's twin sister, Alison. Little does she know, Alison blames Julie for her brother's death and wants her nephew Matty, a spitting image of her dead twin brother, all to herself. Stars Andrea Bogart, Hannah Barefoot, John-Michael Carlton (2019).
BRUSH WITH LOVE, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 3/30/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2019) Jamie (Kebbel) struggles to balance her dream of painting with the reality of such a difficult career choice but plans to expand her kids' art school with the help of her dad. When she is selected to exhibit in a big art festival, however, her desire to paint is reawakened. Her dream of finding the perfect man is also about to become a reality, when Jamie is courted by a handsome businessman, and must choose between him and Max (Bateman), her best friend's brother.
ANIMAL ER LIVE (NAT GEO WILD)
· [series premiere] · 3/30/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, February 2019) Nat Geo WILD announced today Animal ER Live, a four-week live event series from "Live PD" creators Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company. Anchored by veterinary experts from a studio in New York City, the series follows animal emergencies in real time as they occur at animal hospitals and mobile vet emergency units across the country. Cameras trail teams of specialized veterinarians as they work tirelessly through the night to save the lives of our pets from coast to coast, giving viewers insight into the extraordinary and unpredictable world of urgent animal care. Animal ER Live airs Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, premiering Saturday, March 30. Capturing the fast-paced drama and intensity of a hospital procedural mixed with the unbreakable bonds between pets and their owners, cameras will follow a wide range of touching cases in emergency rooms and waiting rooms, and also accompany on-call vets to homes and farms to treat animals that are too sick or too big to travel. A studio-based team will provide insight and takeaway on the stories as events unfold in real time. Treating everything from a sluggish puppy with a fever to a cat with sudden paralysis, watch these incredible doctors LIVE as they push the boundaries of medicine to provide innovative care for every animal imaginable.
MRS. WILSON (PBS)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 3/31/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2018) Alison Wilson thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove both the validity of her marriage and Alec's love for her, but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets. Ruth Wilson stars in this powerful drama inspired by her own grandmother's memoir.
CANNON BUSTERS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, July 2018) The show follows the adventures and exploits of S.A.M, a high-end friendship droid who's joined by a quirky, discarded maintenance robot and a brash, deadly fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey in a fantastic and dangerous world in search of S.A.M's best friend, the heir to a kingdom under siege.
ULTRAMAN (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary "Giant of Light" (Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata's son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father's revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.
SUBSTITUTE, THE (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 4/1/19 at 2:00 PM
GROWING UP CHRISLEY (USA)
· [series premiere] · 4/2/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, October 2018) Today, USA Network announced the pickup of an additional season of its flagship reality docuseries CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, and greenlit a 16-episode spinoff, GROWING UP CHRISLEY. Both set to air in 2019, the spinoff will center on Chase and Savannah Chrisley as they road trip from Nashville to Los Angeles and attempt to break out on their own in the big city. Season 7 of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST will continue to follow Todd Chrisley and his family throughout its 26-episode order. It was also announced today that the back half of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST Season 6 will premiere November 28 at 9/8c, with two back-to-back episodes. "Todd Chrisley and his entire family have opened their home and hearts to America, and we are so happy to be able to continue to grow, love and laugh with them," said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production, USA Network. "In GROWING UP CHRISLEY, Chase and Savannah are trying to make it on their own in a new city - but no matter what, they will always make their way back home. That's why fans will be sure to see both of them in the new season of the flagship series as well."
IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 4/3/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, March 2019) Travel Channel's new series, "In Search of Monsters," takes viewers on a frightening hunt for the truth behind infamous and iconic monsters that brings their legends to all-too-real life. Utilizing new information, the latest evidence and investigations, and featuring riveting eyewitness accounts of encounters with these nightmarish beasts, each episode reveals all-new stories about the monsters you fear most and thought you knew. From DNA evidence of Bigfoot and ancient Bible clues about Mothman's identity, to a scientific explanation of how the Loch Ness Monster may be traveling through time, these stories will haunt your dreams as never before. [Half-hour episodes]
IN THE DARK (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 4/4/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) Murphy is a hard-living, hard-drinking, disaffected twentysomething with a penchant for cigarettes and casual sex. She's also blind. Murphy lives with her understanding roommate, Jess, and more reluctantly also lives with her guide dog, Pretzel, whose presence she resents. Her parents, Hank and Joy, own a guide dog school, a venture they opened hoping it would give Murphy a job with some purpose, but so far it's just another place where she sleeps off her hangovers, much to the particular chagrin of Joy and Felix, the school administrator tasked with attempting to keep the unprofitable school going. Murphy's closest friend is a sweet teenager named Tyson. Tyson and Murphy became friends after he saved her from a violent mugging, and his kindness and intelligence are currently going to waste as he deals drugs on the street for his older cousin, Darnell. Then Murphy's life comes crashing down when, while out for a walk with Pretzel, she stumbles upon what she's sure is the lifeless body of Tyson in the alley outside her apartment. But when the police arrive, including a charming detective named Dean, there is no body to be found - and with Murphy not exactly sober, the police aren't especially inclined to investigate. Murphy is devastated, and is only held back from spiraling downward even further by her resolve to learn what happened to Tyson. With the help of Jess - and Pretzel - Murphy is determined to find the truth, no matter the risk... even if it means she has to sober up a little. IN THE DARK stars Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Keston John, Kathleen York, Derek Webster and Morgan Krantz. IN THE DARK is from CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Red Hour Films, with executive producers Corinne Kingsbury, Jon Collier ("Bones"), Ben Stiller ("Zoolander"), Jackie Cohn, Nicky Weinstock and Michael Showalter ("The Big Sick").
UNSPEAKABLE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 4/4/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, February 2019) Created by Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Stargate SG-1) and based on first-person experience, Unspeakable chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s. Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) stars as a whistleblower who exposes one of the largest medical disasters in history and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood.
AMERICAN FARM, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 4/4/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, February 2018) HISTORY greenlights the docu-series "American Farmer," from BoBCat, the multi-platform production company founded by Thom Beers, Jeff Conroy and Sarah Bernard. The eight-part series will be an honest tale of risk, reward, hard work, innovation and grit centered on the lives of five farms across America. Our country's farmers are heroes who gamble every last dollar on their own two hands, who wage war every day against an unrelenting assault from Mother Nature, who toil on dangerous machines for backbreaking 20-hour shifts. Shot on location across the country, "American Farmer" will be an authentic portrait of the fight to go from seed to stalk, and from farm to fork. The series will present an unflinching look at the agricultural process, told through breathtaking visuals and interviews.
PERSONA (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2019) Netflix Inc., the world's leading Internet entertainment service, announced that Persona, starring Lee Ji-eun, or better known as her stage name IU, will launch globally in April. Persona is an anthology series composed of four short films, each of which is directed by four critically acclaimed directors, namely Lee Kyung-mi, Im Pil-sung, Jeon Go-woon and Kim Jong-kwan. The title depicts four personas played by Lee Ji-eun, through the lenses of the directors' unique storytelling. As an actress, Lee Ji-eun has appeared in various TV series, such as Dream High, The Producers, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and most recently My Mister. Each of Persona's short films has its own title - Love Set, Collector, Kiss Burn and Walking at Night in the order of appearance. Love Set, directed by Lee Kyung-mi, tells a story of two ladies' heated tennis play. In Collector, directed by Im Pil-sung, Lee plays an utterly attractive young woman who makes every man she dates pour their hearts out to her, while Kiss Burn, directed by Jeon Go-woon, is about a girl's cheeky revenge against her friend's patriarchal father. Lastly, Kim Jong-kwan's Walking at Night shines light on a couple's innermost feelings during their dreamlike rendezvous.
OUR PLANET (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) Netflix today revealed the teaser and first look images of the new original documentary series Our Planet, which will launch globally on Netflix on April 5, 2019. The ambitious series has been created in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator of the critically acclaimed original Planet Earth and Blue Planet series, and WWF, the world's leading conservation organization. The groundbreaking, eight-part series will showcase the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing sights on Earth in ways they've never been seen using the latest in 4k camera technology. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America. World-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough will voice the series in English-language territories. Local narrators will be announced in the new year.
QUICKSAND (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, January 2018) Störst av Allt (Quicksand) is based on the best-selling novel by Malin Persson Giolito which has been published in 26 countries and was voted Nordic Crime Novel of the year in 2016. When a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder. When the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too are the private details about her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family.
GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN'S LOST MINE (DISCOVERY)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery Channel's press release, February 2019) Two years ago, Dave Turin left the mining world, setting out on new ventures, but now, the fan-favorite from Discovery Channel's #1 rated series GOLD RUSH is making his return to the network in a brand-new GOLD RUSH spinoff and Discovery's first GOLD RUSH multi-platform series, GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN'S LOST MINE. Discovery Channel will premiere seven brand-new mid-form episodes Friday, March 8 on the Discovery GO platform that will lead to the series' broadcast premiere on Friday, April 5 at 10PM ET/PT. "Dave Turin cemented himself as a fan favorite as viewers witnessed his successes, failures, persistence and now, a whole new chapter," said Scott Lewers, EVP of Multi-Platform Live Event Programming and Network Strategy, Discovery & Science. "This digital-first series invites everyone to join him on his latest adventure and thrilling pursuit for gold." Dave Turin spent years working alongside Todd Hoffman and earned the nickname "Dozer Dave" after spending countless hours bulldozing in the quest for gold. After his departure from GOLD RUSH, people around the country started reaching out to Dave, asking for his help resurrecting their failing mines. Now, Dave is planning a spectacular return to gold mining, as he searches for a lost and abandoned mine to resurrect, and chase the gold the old-timers left behind. Using his expertise, and the backing of financiers, Dave is on a mission to become his own mine boss and make his fortune in GOLD RUSH: DAVE TURIN'S LOST MINE. As Discovery Channel's first GOLD RUSH multi-platform series, seven all-new mid-form episodes will follow Dave's search for the one abandoned mine that he's willing to risk everything for and will air exclusively on the Discovery GO platform, which is free to viewers with their cable subscription. Dave will explore the history of each mine and prospect the land to figure out which mine could see him win big. The search will culminate with Dave picking the one abandoned mine he can turn into newfound riches.
WARRIOR (CINEMAX)
· [series premiere] · 4/5/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cinemax's press release, March 2019) The drama series WARRIOR begins its ten-episode season FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX. Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, the show is based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee and is created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (CINEMAX's "Banshee") under Tropper Ink Productions, executive produced by Justin Lin (director of "Fast & Furious 6") for Perfect Storm Entertainment and executive produced by Shannon Lee for Bruce Lee Entertainment. Starring Andrew Koji ("Fast & Furious 6") as martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm, WARRIOR also features series regulars Kieran Bew ("The Street"), Olivia Cheng ("Marco Polo"), Dianne Doan ("Vikings"), Dean Jagger (HBO's "Game of Thrones"), Langley Kirkwood ("Invictus"), Hoon Lee (CINEMAX's "Banshee"), Christian McKay ("Me and Orson Welles"), Joe Taslim ("Fast & Furious 6"), Jason Tobin ("The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift"), Joanna Vanderham ("The Paradise"), Tom Weston-Jones ("Copper") and Perry Yung (CINEMAX's "The Knick"). WARRIOR is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown's most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family). Befriended by Wang Chao (Hoon Lee), a fixer and profiteer in Chinatown, Ah Sahm is taken under the wing of Young Jun (Jason Tobin), the hard-partying son of the Hop Wei's leader, Father Jun (Perry Yung), who is facing an imminent opium war with a rival tong. As he is indoctrinated in the rules of Chinatown gangs, Ah Sahm wins the confidence of a canny brothel madam, Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng), revealing to her the true intentions of his journey to America.
TRUE LOVE BLOOMS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 4/6/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2019) Vikki (Rue) runs the community garden, threatened by Chace (Bridges), a developer who wants to replace it with condos. Determined to stop him, Vikki goes to his office with a peace lily, hoping to help the businessman see green in a different way. While he's taken by Vikki's drive, Chace says the project will go on, notwithstanding her petitions or protests. However, wanting to prove he's not a villain, Chace takes Vikki to a construction site, where she sees how it's a source of pride to him and all the workers involved. But despite seeing the other's viewpoint, they remain at a stalemate. Hopefully they will find a way to hurtle their impasse and find true love.
MY KILLER CLIENT (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/6/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2019) Christa Bright is an aspiring personal stylist who has an instant connection with new client Kat Niven, a shy woman who needs help gaining confidence. But when Kat's admiration for Christa turns into plain obsession, Christa begins to get suspicious. She soon discovers that Kat is her fiancé Jack's ex-girlfriend and she's trying to become Christa in a demented ploy to win Jack back for good. Stars Tammin Sursok, Allison Paige, and Greg Perrow (2019).
BIG TEXAS FIX (DIY)
· [series premiere] · 4/6/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from DIY Network's press release, March 2019) The island of Galveston, Texas, is filled with centuries-old homes that have fallen into deep disrepair. In the new DIY Network series, Big Texas Fix, premiering Saturday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET, house restoration experts Michael and Ashley Cordray won't let these architectural gems get wiped off the map. The husband/wife team have a passion for preserving the island's history and revitalizing the once-stately coastal houses. Whether the homes are slated for demolition or have been deteriorating for decades, the duo strive to revive the old properties by restoring the original wall-to-wall historic charm and adding modern amenities. "Galveston is an island that's literally trapped in time," said Ashley. "All of these homes have character and their own story, but they're being torn down all over town." "After we save and renovate these homes, they'll be ready to live on another 100 years," added Michael.
NATIVE SON (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 4/6/19 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, February 2019) The HBO Films presentation NATIVE SON, based on the classic novel by Richard Wright, will debut SATURDAY, APRIL 6 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO, it was announced today by Len Amato, president, HBO Films. Directed by first-time director and renowned visual artist Rashid Johnson from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog"), the drama had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The film will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. NATIVE SON tells the story of Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders), a young African-American living in Chicago who is hired as a chauffeur for affluent businessman Will Dalton (Bill Camp, Emmy(R)-nominee for HBO's "The Night Of"). As Thomas enters this seductive new world of money and power - including a precarious relationship with Dalton's daughter, Mary (Margaret Qualley, HBO's "The Leftovers") - he faces unforeseen choices and perilous circumstances that will alter the course of his life forever. The cast also includes Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Elizabeth Marvel, David Alan Grier and Sanaa Lathan.
MOM & ME (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/6/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from HGTV's press release, March 2019) In the new HGTV series Mom & Me, mother/son duo Karrie and Tristan Trowbridge specialize in reimagining outdated properties to create functional, stylish homes that maximize the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The series premieres on Saturday, April 6, with back-to-back episodes at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by the majestic mountains and lush forests surrounding Bend, Oregon, designer Karrie and her 22-year-old son and design assistant, Tristan, customize comfortable and inviting living spaces for families using unique materials, including locally sourced reclaimed wood, hand painted tiles, steel shelving and concrete countertops. The combination of Karrie's experience and Tristan's fresh perspective delivers beautiful results for their clients but, as can be expected with any mother and son, the two don't always agree. Through collaboration and compromise - and mom having the final say - the duo works through their differences to complete beautifully renovated homes. "I've been designing and renovating homes for almost two decades, and now my son Tristan has joined me," said Karrie. "I love working with him. Together, we create great homes for families to love."
MURDER FOR HIRE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/19 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, February 2019) Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, premieres the new original series "Murder for Hire," debuting Sunday, April 7 at 7pm ET/PT. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, the series gives an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most fascinating murder for hire cases ever caught on tape. In an alarming trend, investigators are seeing a sharp increase in hired hits across the country, and those attempting shockingly include: housewives, wealthy bankers, military officers and even grandmothers. From scorned lovers to jealous relatives, the show explores in rare, never-before-seen footage, how a seemingly good relationship can go wrong and the emotions surrounding the reveal when an intended victim discovers a hit has been taken on their life. Each standalone episode will feature a different case of undercover agents immersing the viewer into the real life sting and investigation as they attempt to catch the perpetrator and ultimately prevent a murder.
80S IN THE SAND (AXS TV)
· [series premiere] · 4/7/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
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LAZOR WULF (ADULT SWIM)
· [series premiere] · 4/8/19 at 12:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 12:00 AM-12:30 AM EST
(from Adult Swim's press release, March 2019) Adult Swim, the #1 cable destination for young adults, announces the premiere of its newest animated comedy series, Lazor Wulf on Sunday, April 7th at Midnight ET/PT. This quarter-hour series is about finding the inner strength to buy your own cereal, not dying, and the art of the scam. Lazor Wulf is created by Henry Bonsu and executive-produced by Bonsu, Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), Carl Jones (The Boondocks), and Vince Staples. The animation studio is Bento Box Entertainment. The colorful series follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and the adventures he and his pack of carefree friends face while hanging out at their neighborhood joints like The Clurb and Esther's. The main cast of voice actors include musical artists Vince Staples and DRAM, WWE Superstar Big E, along with Quinta Brunson, Judnick Mayard, Andre Pascoe, Reginald VelJohnson, and J.D. Witherspoon. Lazor Wulf premieres with back to back episodes on Sunday, April 7th at Midnight and 12:15am ET/PT on Adult Swim.
RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/9/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2018) Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.
FOSSE/VERDON (FX)
· [series premiere] · 4/9/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from FX's press release, January 2019) FX's highly-anticipated Fosse/Verdon limited series will premiere Tuesday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. Fosse/Verdon is an eight-episode limited series from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Joel Fields. Production on the series is currently underway in New York City. Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, Fosse/Verdon tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors. She was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together, they changed the face of American entertainment - at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse's choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness, and the suffering inflicted in the name of art. Fosse/Verdon stars four-time Academy Award(R) nominee Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell - who received a Best Supporting Actor nomination today for Vice - as Bob Fosse. Norbert Leo Butz and Margaret Qualley also star, along with a stellar recurring cast that includes Aya Cash, Nate Corddry, Susan Misner, Bianca Marroquin, Kelli Barrett, Evan Handler, Rick Holmes, Paul Reiser, Ethan Slater and Byron Jennings.
YOU VS. WILD (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/10/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2019) Netflix will debut a new live-action interactive series, You vs. Wild, on April 10. In You vs. Wild, viewers join survival expert Bear Grylls on exciting adventures all over the world. Dense jungles, towering mountains, brutal deserts, and mysterious forests await, with tough decisions around every corner. In this groundbreaking interactive adventure series, you make all the decisions and whether or not Bear succeeds or fails is totally up to you. Each episode features an interactive experience with multiple choices, where a user may direct the course of the story.
BLACK SUMMER (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2019) Set in the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, BLACK SUMMER stars Jaime King as Rose, a mother torn from her daughter who embarks upon a harrowing journey to find her. Thrust alongside a small group of American refugees, these complete strangers must find the strength they need to fight their way back to loved ones. But in order for Rose and her team to brave this hostile new world, they will need to make brutal decisions to contend with zombies - and each other. Season 1 of Black Summer premieres April 11 on Netflix!
DOUBLE SHOT AT LOVE WITH DJ PAULY D & VINNY (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, March 2019) "Jersey Shore Family Vacation's" DJ Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino are gearing up for the dating experience of a lifetime with the new MTV show "Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny," premiering Thursday, April 11th with back-to-back episodes. The iconic duo is looking to step out of the shore house and into the arms of their 'Ride-or-Dies.' The new show features 20 contestants who will face off against one another in hopes of winning the love of DJ Pauly D and Vinny. The boys may get to choose who stays and who goes, but the ladies hold the ultimate power to decide whose love they're competing for - making this a reality-dating show unlike any other.
FLAY LIST, THE (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 4/11/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, March 2019) Culinary icon and acclaimed Food Network host Bobby Flay and his daughter Sophie hit the streets in search of the greatest local dishes around, in the new series The Flay List, premiering Thursday, April 11th at 10:30pm ET/PT. Over six half-hour episodes, Bobby visits the culinary spots he has frequented for years in his beloved hometown of New York City, while Sophie introduces her dad to her latest discoveries. Whether it's a visit to Joe's Pizza in Greenwich Village for a classic New York slice or a ferry ride for some delicious lobster rolls at Red Hook Lobster Pound, Bobby and Sophie visit the old school and new alike, taking viewers on a culinary experience like no other. "Bobby's background as an elite chef and restaurateur, having worked in New York City restaurants since he was a teenager, coupled with Sophie's experiences growing up around the best chefs and food in the world, offers the audience a unique, up close and personal view into Bobby and Sophie's favorite culinary destinations that are perfect for all generations," said Courtney White, President, Food Network.
HUGE IN FRANCE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/12/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2017) Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, is doubling down on French comedy star Gad Elmaleh, bringing the humorist's first original series Huge in France, as well as an English language stand-up special, exclusively to Netflix members around the world. Huge in France will be co-created, executive produced by and will star Gad Elmaleh, with showrunners Jarrad Paul and Andy Mogel (The D-Train, The Grinder) also serving as co-creators and executive producers. The eight-episode series is inspired by Gad's own life and career, and follows his move from France to the United States. Gad is a hugely famous comedian... In France. At an emotional crossroads, he leaves it all behind and moves to Los Angeles in an attempt to reconnect with his estranged, comedy hating, 16-year-old male model son. Sadly he'll have to do it without a single celebrity perk. This half-hour comedy series marks the continuation of the relationship between Netflix and Gad Elmaleh, which began in January 2017 with the premiere of Gad Gone Wild, and will now include both Huge in France and Gad's brand new English language stand-up special next year.
MIGHTY LITTLE BHEEM (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/12/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) MIGHTY LITTLE BHEEM (2019) is an animated preschool series in production in India from Director Rajiv Chilaka (Chhota Bheem). Mighty Little Bheem will be the first preschool series of the popular Bheem franchise. It is a non-verbal slapstick adventure comedy in which its ultra strong, brave and intelligent hero, Mighty Little Bheem travels through his hometown on crazy adventures, often in search of ladoos (his favorite treat).
BUG DIARIES (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 4/12/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, November 2016) The Bug Diaries is an animated comedy series for preschoolers based on the witty children's books by best-selling author Doreen Cronin and best-selling Illustrator Harry Bliss. The show follows a comic trio of slimy, crawly, and buzzy bug friends whose tiny world offers up huge adventures. Pairing kid-personalities with incredible bug abilities, the series will give us a mile-high look at the world through Fly's compound eyes, let us squirm in Worm's "footsteps", and literally hang around with Spider as they record their adventures, each in their own way, in their bug diaries.
SPECIAL (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/12/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, February 2019) Netflix has ordered the 8 episode comedy series Special from Warner Bros. TV, Jim Parsons' That's Wonderful, and Stage 13. The series premieres on April 12. Based on Ryan O'Connell's part-memoir, part-manifesto 'I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,' the hilarious and heartwarming story centers on a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim and finally go after the life he wants. O'Connell stars in this semi-autobiographical series, which he also wrote and executive produced. The series also stars: Jessica Hecht, Punam Patel, Marla Mindelle, Augustus Prew, and Patrick Fabian.
BOTTLED WITH LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 4/13/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2019) Abbey (Lenz) is a career-focused executive from Boston who decides in a moment of impulsiveness, to pour her feelings out and admit her desire to find love, in an anonymous letter she seals in a bottle and tosses into Boston Harbor. Months later, the bottle washes ashore in Maine and is discovered by Nick (Walker), son of the CEO of Everett Valley Farms - the company where Abbey works and is about to secure the biggest deal of her career. When Nick is called home to help with his father's company, he decides to contact the mystery woman with the only information he has - an email. Without knowing each other's identity, Abbey and Nick begin an online relationship which becomes a budding romance, while at the same time, they are being forced to work together on a project where they are not getting along.
SECRETS IN A SMALL TOWN (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/13/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2019) Inspired by a true story. After her husband's death, single mother Claire moves to a small town, so she and her daughter Sarah can have a fresh start. But when Sarah suddenly goes missing after basketball tryouts, Claire's life is thrown into a tailspin. Though the police are determined that her search is futile, Claire knows that her daughter is in danger. And someone else knows it too--it seems there are members of Claire's new community willing to go to dangerous lengths to stop her from learning the truth, including the team's coach. Claire will need to uncover the town's darkest secrets if she ever hopes to see her daughter again. Stars Rya Kihlstedt, Kate Drummond, Al Mukadam, Kamilla Kowal (2019).
CHASING LIFE WITH DR. SANJAY GUPTA (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 4/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, March 2019) Multiple award-winning journalist and practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, goes on an immersive journey around the globe in search of the secrets to living better in the new CNN Original Series, Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, debuting Saturday, April 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The six-part docuseries takes Gupta to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy and Turkey to explore the unusual traditions and modern practices that constitute a healthy and meaningful life. "There are places around the world where people are living happier, healthier and longer than we ever thought possible," said Gupta. "I found their secrets, proved they worked and now get to bring them to the viewers of CNN."
LES MISÉRABLES (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/14/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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NO GOOD NICK (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2019) No Good Nick, a new live-action multicam dramedy series starring Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Sean Astin (Stranger Things, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Goonies), Siena Agudong (Star Falls, Alex & Me), Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Liv & Maddie) and Kalama Epstein (The Fosters) will launch on Netflix April 15, 2019. No Good Nick follows 13-year-old Nick, short for Nicole, who infiltrates a family with the intention to get revenge on them for unknowingly ruining her life. As she gets to know the family, she will find compassion for them and will struggle with whether or not she can ultimately go through with the plan.
CODE, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere - special time] · 4/16/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) THE CODE is a drama about the military's brightest minds who take on our country's toughest legal challenges, inside the courtroom and out, in the only law office in the world where every attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator - and a Marine. Operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico, these active-duty Marines are attorneys who have chosen to serve their country in pursuit of military justice at home and abroad. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Craig Turk are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Webb directed the pilot from a teleplay by Sweeny, and story by Sweeny and Turk.
BLESS THIS MESS (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 4/16/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, January 2019) The ABC Television Network will premiere the new single-camera comedy "Bless This Mess" on TUESDAY, APRIL 16 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT). This new single-camera comedy follows newlyweds Rio and Mike as they make the decision to move from big city New York to rural Nebraska. After dropping everything (including their jobs and overbearing mother-in-law) to make the move from skyscrapers to farmhouses, they soon realize that the simpler life isn't as easy as they planned. Rio and Mike must now learn how to weather the storm as they are faced with unexpected challenges in their new life as farmers.
BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THE CHANGED THE WORLD (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 4/17/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, November 2018) Hear the amazing story of how visionaries changed the world forever, told through six iconic inventions that the modern world takes for granted.
MY FIRST FIRST LOVE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/18/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2019) Netflix Inc., the world's leading Internet entertainment service, announced that My First First Love, a Korean romcom original series, will launch globally on Thursday, April 18. My First First Love is a story of unexpected love and personal growth, depicted through relationships formed by five young adults who find their "first-time" adulthood rather difficult and emotionally challenging. Jisoo, who wowed the audience with his brilliant acting in Strong Girl Bong-soon, plays the leading male character, Teo, alongside Jung Chae-yeon, who plays Song-yi, Teo's dear friend of 20 years. Jung debuted her acting in Drinking Solo, where she appealed to many fans with her fresh charm. Creating a complicated love triangle with Teo and Song-yi is Do-hyun, played by Jinyoung who has expanded his acting career with such titles as Love in the Moonlight and The Dude in Me (2018). Do-hyun is not only Teo's best friend but also becomes Song-yi's boyfriend.
RILAKKUMA AND KAORU (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/19/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, November 2018) When a woman in her thirties begins sharing her apartment with a soft toy bear that has decided to take up residence there, she finds that the secret to life is sometimes as simple as relaxing. One of the most popular characters in Japan comes to life in this stop-motion animation series.
RAMY (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 4/19/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, February 2019) Upcoming comedy RAMY will debut all 10 episodes on Friday, April 19. Ramy Hassan (Ramy Youssef) is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. RAMY will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. The series stars Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, David Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way. RAMY is written, executive produced, created by and starring Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24's Ravi Nandan, showrunner Bridget Bedard and co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.
I SHIP IT (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 4/19/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, February 2019) The CW Network will air the six episodes of the second season of the half hour musical comedy I SHIP IT beginning Friday, April 19 (9:00-9:30pm ET), following DYNASTY (8:00pm-9:00pm ET). The first season of I SHIP IT is currently streaming on CW Seed, The CW Network's digital network, where it premiered in 2016 and won a 2016 Streamy Award. In season 2, Ella (Helen Highfield) is a fangirl and aspiring writer. While working at a boutique shipping agency, Ella writes fanfiction for her favorite TV show, "Superstition," and dreams of one day making her fantasies a reality. She works with her boyfriend, the charming yet albeit-vanilla Tim (Riley Neldam), and lives next door to him with her best friend Winnie (guest star Jazz Raycole), who shares Ella's "Superstition" obsession. Her life may not be exciting, but it's comfortable. One fateful day, Ella's actress friend Sasha (Yasmine Al-Bustami) places a flower delivery order to the showrunner of "Superstition" and Ella seizes the opportunity to not only make the delivery but to visit the set of her favorite show. Ella throws caution to the wind and quits her job to become a writer's PA on "Superstition," and her fangirl fantasies being to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.
PORTALS TO HELL (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 4/19/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, February 2019) Hauntings exist all over the world, but there are a few locations with sordid pasts and dark histories that are especially sinister and purported to be doorways to the spirit underworld. In Travel Channel's new series, "Portals to Hell," premiering on Friday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, television personality and executive producer Jack Osbourne, and paranormal researcher and investigator Katrina Weidman, join forces to explore this phenomenon, investigating each haunted location in search of irrefutable evidence that a spirit world exists, and death is not the end. In each of the eight hour-long episodes, Osbourne and Weidman dive headfirst into a different historical site, examining unusual incidents while utilizing specialized technology and a network of experts to help document and uncover the truth. The quest for answers takes the duo to New Orleans' infamous LaLaurie Mansion - where they are the first and only paranormal team to ever investigate the disturbing hauntings within its walls. They also investigate legendary spooky spots including Bobby Mackey's Music World in Kentucky, Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania, the Alaskan Hotel in Juneau, Ohio's Twin City Opera House, Strawberry River Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of Utah's Skinwalker Ranch, Pennsylvania's Emerald Hill Estate and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia.
I AM SOMEBODY'S CHILD: THE REGINA LOUISE STORY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/20/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2019) As part of Lifetime's continued commitment to bring awareness to causes worthy of notice from stopping sexual violence and abuse with Surviving R. Kelly to detailing the water crisis in Michigan with the Emmy-nominated film Flint, Lifetime next shines a light into the foster care system in the powerful new movie, I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story. Based on author and motivational speaker Regina Louise's personal experience navigating the broken system, Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time) and newcomer Angela Fairley (GodComplx), a foster child herself, star in the movie, premiering Easter Weekend on Saturday, April 20th at 8pm ET/PT. Lifetime will also debut a new PSA, featuring the stars of the movie and Regina herself, driving viewers to resources and more information on adoption and foster care. I Am Somebody's Child tells the journey of a young African American girl (Fairley) who navigates over 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities before age 18, and the one woman, Jeanne (Goodwin), who believes in her. After Jeanne's unsuccessful attempt to adopt Regina due to a racially motivated ruling, their bond is forced apart. I Am Somebody's Child is Regina's story of how one woman's belief and love becomes her lifeline as she defeats the odds of a corrupt system and succeeds. After 25 years, Jeanne is finally able to adopt Regina in the same courthouse that denied them previously.
EASTER UNDER WRAPS (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 4/20/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2019) Marketing director at Cavendish Chocolates, Erika (Gubelmann) goes undercover to see why sales have declined and learns from handsome chocolatier Bryan (Penny) automation has replaced quality. Later, at the museum, Erika is saddened to see the replica of the Cavendish egg, and is inspired by Bryan's Easter egg sketches to go retro and bring back the legendary confection! Excited, the two pitch the idea to board members, who know Erika is undercover. Too bad Bryan sees her photo at a Cavendish event, and feeling duped, wonders if he should accept a job offer from a rival company.
HOW HIGH 2 (MTV)
· [original telefilm] · 4/20/19 at 9:00 PM
(from MTV's press release, March 2019) MTV has set Saturday, April 20th at 9:00PM ET/PT for the highly anticipated TV premiere of How High 2, the much buzzed-about sequel to the iconic stoner classic. Mike Epps reprises his role as 'Baby Powder' alongside the previously announced all-star cast including Lil Yachty, D.C. Young Fly, Alyssa Goss, DeRay Davis and Mary Lynn Rajskub, with special appearances from Blac Youngsta, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Lil Baby, and Justine Skye. The follow up to the 2001 pop-culture phenomenon, previously led by Method Man and Redman, chronicles two young "potrepreneurs" on a magical weed-filled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up. Lil Yachty (Roger) plays an entrepreneur and stars opposite of D.C. Young Fly (Calvin) who plays his best friend. Set in the streets of Atlanta, How High 2 features music from today's most notable artists in hip-hop including "Forever Young" by Lil Yachty featuring Diplo, "Stir Fry" by Migos and "100 Miles & Running" by Logic featuring Wale & John Lindahl.
LETTER FROM MY MOTHER (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/20/19 at 10:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2019) A single father has a fractious relationship with his rebellious teen-age daughter. When a lost letter written to the daughter from her dying mother is miraculously found, everything starts to turn around. Inspired by a true story. Stars Barry Watson, Cindy Busby, Karen Holness, Jaime M. Callica, and Jordyn Ashely Olson (2019).
LIVE RESCUE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, March 2019) A&E has partnered with Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, the team behind the groundbreaking hit "Live PD," to produce the new live documentary series, "Live Rescue." The announcement was made today by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. "Live Rescue" premieres on Monday, April 22 at 9pm ET/PT. For two hours on Monday nights, "Live Rescue" will follow first responders from across the country as they bravely put their lives on the line responding to emergency rescue calls. Veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield ("Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," "CNN Newsroom") will host "Live Rescue." A&E has ordered eight two-hour episodes.
GENTLEMAN JACK (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 4/22/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, March 2019) The HBO/BBC drama series GENTLEMAN JACK begins its eight-episode season MONDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Created, written and co-directed by Sally Wainwright ("Happy Valley," "Last Tango in Halifax"), and starring BAFTA Award winner Suranne Jones ("Doctor Foster," "Save Me"), GENTLEMAN JACK tells the story of a woman who had a passion for life and a mind for business, and bucked society's expectations at every turn. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. GENTLEMAN JACK will air in the UK on BBC One this spring. Set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire - the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution - GENTLEMAN JACK focuses on landowner Anne Lister, who is determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by reopening the coal mines and marrying well. The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister - who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society - has no intention of marrying a man. The story examines Lister's relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals and, most importantly, would-be wife. Based in historical fact, the real-life Anne Lister's story was recorded in the four million words of her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code, have been decoded and revealed for the series.
YANKEE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 4/26/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2018) Netflix, the world's leading online entertainment service, announced today the start of production of its new original series in Mexico City, Yankee. The series is scheduled to release in 2019. Yankee is the story of Malcolm Moriarty (Pablo Lyle), a young entrepreneur from the United States who, to protect his family, crossed the border into Mexico and became a drug lord.
PREGNANT AND DEADLY (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 4/27/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, March 2019) Amber and Kyle are ready to move on after a car accident two years ago. But their world turns upside down when Jessica, the other driver who lost her unborn baby in the accident, moves in next door and gets a job with Amber's doctor -- all in a plan to seek a cold form of revenge! Stars Christa B. Allen, Grayson Berry, Sarah Minnich, Nia Peeples, and Tom Sandoval (2019).
LOVE TAKES FLIGHT (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 4/27/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, March 2019) Hallmark Channel announces the 263rd installment of the revered Hallmark Hall of Fame, "Love Takes Flight," starring Nikki DeLoach ("Reunited At Christmas," "Truly, Madly, Sweetly") and Jeff Hephner ("Chicago Fire," "Chicago Med") will have its World Premiere on the network, Saturday, April 27 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Hallmark Hall of Fame, first broadcast in December 1951, is still the longest-running and most award-winning series in the history of television. In "Love Takes Flight," Dr. Lizzie Beauman (DeLoach) is a single mother and hospital administrator determined to attract enough world-class doctors and treatment options to make her hospital successful enough to build a wing for patients' families to be able to stay together while healing. Lizzie's five-year old daughter, Quinn, suffers from an insulin disorder and Lizzie knows the demands on working families who have a sick loved one to care for. Lizzie has spent years doing her best construction building walls around her own expectations: no fun and no spontaneity here as the best-lived lives are created through discipline and order. But all that changes when new EMS pilot Charley Allen (Hephner) comes into Lizzie and Quinn's lives. Charley challenges the constrictions Lizzie places on herself, especially, her fear of flying. And Charley learns something from Lizzie about the patience it takes to nurture relationships, especially between Charley and his dad whose relationship has been strained since his mom passed away. The day comes when Charley and Lizzie must come together as a team, each performing at the highest skill level to save a transplant patient. In the process, Lizzie and Charley may be able to heal themselves and their loved ones.
RED LINE, THE (CBS)
· [two-hour series premiere] · 4/28/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) From acclaimed producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti, THE RED LINE is a drama that follows the lives of three vastly different Chicago families whose stories of loss and tragedy intersect in the wake of the mistaken shooting of an African American doctor by a white cop. As the stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families crisscross and converge, a message of hope appears - it's possible to emerge from tragedy stronger, and it's important to come together with others, not just to survive, but to thrive. Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive producers, and Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss are co-executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Victoria Mahoney directed the pilot from a script by Parrish and Weiss.
KIDS BEHIND BARS: LIFE OR PAROLE (A&E)
· [series premiere] · 4/30/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from A&E's press release, March 2019) A&E Network's new, raw eight-part original docuseries KIDS BEHIND BARS: LIFE OR PAROLE tells the individual stories of eight previously convicted child offenders sentenced to mandatory life terms without parole who are now seeking resentencing on the heels of the recent 2012 Miller v. Alabama case which ruled mandatory life terms for juveniles was a violation of the 8th Amendment. While some may be resentenced to life, others could be immediately released or given a new sentence that makes them eligible for parole. The focus of the series will be split between the facts of these brutal crimes combined with new evidence that has come to light and the real-time updates regarding potential releases, parole hearings, and resentencing as they currently unfold as well as the painful and emotional impact on the victims' loved ones. Each episode will include exclusive interviews from the convicted offenders directly from prison. What happens when kids commit horrific crimes? This series tackles controversial questions from multiple perspectives including leading psychologists and experts in the field along with local media, law enforcement and those closest to these cases as they explore the dark complexity of the repercussions when kids kill and the painful lifelong effects for those involved on both sides.
NAME OF THE ROSE, THE (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 5/1/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, February 2019) The Name of the Rose is based on Umberto Eco's highly acclaimed novel which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1980. The limited series is led by an all-star cast including Emmy Award(R)-winner John Turturro (The Night Of), Emmy Award(R)-winner Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest), Golden Globe(R) nominee Rupert Everett (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Damian Hardung (Red Band Society), Sebastian Koch (Homeland), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Richard Sammel (Inglourious Basterds), Fabrizio Bentivoglio (Human Capital) and Greta Scarano (In Treatment). Set in Italy in 1327, The Name of the Rose follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and search for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Everett), who prosecutes those who criticize the pope.
BEST ROOM WINS (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 5/2/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, March 2019) Bravo Media expands on its home and design programming with new competition series "Best Room Wins," hosted by interior design maven Genevieve Gorder, premiering on Thursday, May 2 at 9:30pm ET/PT. Each episode challenges two top interior designers to create luxury looks for less for couples in desperate need of a room make-over. The rooms will be judged by Genevieve Gorder along with ELLE DECOR Editor-In-Chief Whitney Robinson and a rotating guest judge. The winning designer will be featured in an online spread on ElleDecor.com. Guest judges this season include powerhouse interior designers Jonathan Adler, Kathryn M. Ireland, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Thom Filicia, Jeff Andrews and Jamie Bush along with Molly Sims, Jason Wu and India Hicks.
TUCA & BERTIE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/3/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2019) Tuca & Bertie is an animated comedy series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird.
SPANISH PRINCESS, THE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 5/5/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, March 2019) Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, "The Spanish Princess" is a vivid and captivating story told uniquely from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London. Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope) is the strong-willed young Princess of Spain, who has been promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in a grey, rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court including her ladies-in-waiting Lina (Stephanie Levi-John) - a Spanish noble of African Iberian descent - and the sweet and free-spirited Rosa (Nadia Parkes). When her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine until she devises an audacious plan and sets her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.
CHERNOBYL (HBO)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 5/6/19 at 9:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, March 2019) The five-part miniseries CHERNOBYL debuts MONDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes subsequent Mondays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. CHERNOBYL dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation. Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins and Con O'Neill star. Written by Craig Mazin; directed by Johan Renck; executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone and Craig Mazin; co-executive produced by Chris Fry and Johan Renck. Produced by Sister Pictures and the Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Co-Production; filmed on location in Lithuania.
WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 5/10/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, January 2019) On the heels of its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, today SHOWTIME announced that WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, the four-part limited docuseries from filmmaker Sacha Jenkins (BURN MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!), will premiere on Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour. As the group marks the 25th anniversary of their breakout debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the series looks back on their career, combining intimate and reflective interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances. The series follows the founding members - RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna - many of whom were childhood friends in the hardscrabble world of '70s and '80s Staten Island and Brooklyn. Their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit brought them together to overcome the poverty, violence and oppression of their neighborhoods. But it was music and their shared lyrical genius that allowed them to form the most recognized musical movement in the world, all while walking the treacherous tightrope that links business with brotherhood.
L.A.'S FINEST (SPECTRUM)
· [series premiere] · 5/13/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Spectrum's press release, February 2019) "L.A.'s Finest," the highly anticipated series marking the launch of Charter Communications' premium content initiative Spectrum Originals, and produced by Sony Pictures Television, will make its premiere on Spectrum's On Demand platform on Monday, May 13, 2019. The announcement was made today on social media by series stars and executive producers Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba (click here and here for video). The first three installments in the 13-episode series will be exclusively available to Spectrum video subscribers free On Demand (and without ads) on May 13, after which new episodes will release every Monday until the finale. From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay "Bad Boys" franchise, the one-hour series follows Syd Burnett (Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with - on the streets, and in each other's lives.
CATCH-22 (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 5/17/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, February 2019) The highly anticipated limited series Catch-22 will debut with all six episodes on Friday, May 17. Based on Joseph Heller's seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty. The cast includes Abbott (Yossarian), Kyle Chandler (Colonel Cathcart), George Clooney (Scheisskopf), Hugh Laurie (Major de Coverley), Giancarlo Giannini (Marcello), Daniel David Stewart (Milo), Rafi Gavron (Aarfy), Austin Stowell (Nately), Graham Patrick Martin (Orr), Gerran Howell (Kid Sampson), Jon Rudnitsky (McWatt), Kevin J. O'Connor (Korn), Pico Alexander (Clevinger), Tessa Ferrer (Nurse Duckett), Lewis Pullman (Major Major), Josh Bolt (Dunbar), Jay Paulson (Chaplain), Julie Ann Emery (Marion) and Grant Heslov (Doc Daneeka). Catch-22 is executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown and Steve Golin on behalf of Anonymous Content. Luke Davies and David Michôd are co-writers and executive producers for the series. The six-part limited series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content is directed by Clooney, Heslov and Ellen Kuras, who also serves as producer. Each directed two episodes.
CHRISTINA ON THE COAST (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 5/23/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, February 2019) Best known from HGTV's hit series Flip or Flop, real estate and house-flipping expert Christina Anstead steps out on her own in the new docu-series Christina on the Coast. Christina helps clients take their properties from outdated to high-end as she expands her design business in Southern California. The series spotlights her personal journey of finding a perfect home to start afresh while balancing parenthood and career - as well as her relationship with now-husband Ant Anstead, star of Motor Trend series Wheeler Dealers.
HOT ZONE, THE (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 5/27/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2018) From executive producer Ridley Scott, The Hot Zone, based on the eponymous international best-seller by Richard Preston, recounts the terrifying true story of the origins of the Ebola virus, a highly infectious deadly virus from the central African rain forest, and its first arrival on U.S. soil. In 1989, when this killer suddenly appeared in chimpanzees in a scientific lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army veterinarian working with a secret military SWAT team put herself in mortal peril when she tried to head off the outbreak before it spread to the human population. The Hot Zone is a dramatic, hair-raising account of a rare and lethal virus and its impact on the human race.
SONGLAND (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 5/28/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2019) The series provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for talented up-and-coming songwriters to be exposed to and mentored by three music producers per episode who are responsible for today's biggest hits. The panel of producer-songwriters includes Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and Grammy Award-winning producer of Adele, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift), Ester Dean (Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer of Rihanna, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj) and Shane McAnally (Grammy-winning songwriter and producer of Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson and Sam Hunt with 38 #1 country records). The series takes an inside look at the creative process and provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song recorded for a global audience by the chart-topping guest recording artists featured in their show.
PROPERTY BROTHERS: FOREVER HOME (HGTV)
· [series premiere] · 5/29/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HGTV's press release, February 2019) HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott have helped scores of clients buy and renovate properties in the Emmy(R)-nominated series Property Brothers, and now they are on a mission to turn families' ordinary houses into their lifelong dream homes in the new series Property Brothers: Forever Home. In the latest title in the power twins' HGTV arsenal, couples who are settled in their home but need the brothers' expertise to make it perfect will qualify for a complete makeover. These new clients aren't looking to flip their property for profit, because they know this place is "the one" where they can put down roots and happily spend their lives. To unlock a home's full potential, Jonathan and Drew will focus on overhauling the house to suit the families' needs and wishes. The series will premiere Wednesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
WHEN THEY SEE US (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, March 2019) Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. When They See Us was created by Ava DuVernay, who also co-wrote and directed the four parts. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey from Harpo Films, and Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Robert De Niro from Tribeca Productions will executive produce the limited series alongside DuVernay through her banner, Forward Movement. In addition to DuVernay, Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, and Michael Starrbury also serve as writers on the limited series. The series stars Emmy Award(R) Nominee Michael K. Williams, Academy Award(R) Nominee Vera Farmiga, Emmy Award(R) Winner John Leguizamo, Academy Award(R) Nominee and Emmy Award(R) Winner Felicity Huffman, Emmy Award(R) Nominee Niecy Nash, Emmy Award(R) Winner and two-time Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood, Emmy Award(R) and Grammy Award(R) Winner and Tony Award(R) Nominee Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk.
GOOD OMENS (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 5/31/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's web site, February 2019) The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he's meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it's too late.
AMERICAN PRINCESS (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2019) The world of yesteryear emerges front and center with the premiere of Lifetime's new scripted dramedy, American Princess on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm ET/PT. From A+E Studios, creator Jamie Denbo and executive producers Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann and Mark A. Burley, the series follows runaway bride Amanda Klein (Aussie newcomer Georgia Flood, Anzac Girls, Wentworth) as she joins a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry, only to discover there's a lot more to life than she once thought. When Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite, runs away from her own dream wedding, she realizes that the life she thought she wanted wasn't actually right after all. After impulsively joining a Renaissance Faire, Amanda experiences an unexpected awakening that leads her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about the pursuit of happiness. She quickly develops new friendships, rivalries and romances that, much to the confusion of her family, opens her eyes to new beginnings. Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) stars as 'David,' Amanda's love interest and Ren Faire actor who goes by the name "Pizzle Humpsalot," performing Shakespearean parodies in the mud; Seana Kofoed (Men in Trees, Flaked) plays 'Maggie, the venerable Queen Elizabeth at the Faire; Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O'Neals, Here And Now) plays 'Delilah,' a free-spirited washer wench who becomes Amanda's new best friend; and Rory O'Malley (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Hamilton) as 'Brian, Maggie's confidant and the Faire's beloved Shakespeare. Guest stars include Jamie Denbo, Lesley Ann Warren, Matt Peters, Lucas Hazlett, Sophie Von Haselberg, Matt Ehrich, Natasha Leggero, Steve Agee, Tommy Dorfman, Fortune Feimster, and John Ross Bowie.
PERPETUAL GRACE, LTD (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/2/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, March 2019) Premiering on EPIX on Sunday, June 2, Perpetual Grace, LTD follows James (Simpson), a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects. The pastor and his wife Lillian (Weaver) - known to their parishioners as Pa and Ma - have used religion to bilk hundreds of innocent people out of their life savings. Additional cast includes Terry O'Quinn (Patriot, Castle Rock, Lost), Damon Herriman (100 Bloody Acres), Kurtwood Smith (That '70s Show, Patriot), and Luis Guzman (Traffic, Code Black).
CHERNOBYL (HBO)
· [original mini-series finale] · 6/3/19 at 9:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, March 2019) The five-part miniseries CHERNOBYL debuts MONDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes subsequent Mondays at the same time, exclusively on HBO. CHERNOBYL dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, all the while battling a culture of disinformation. Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins and Con O'Neill star. Written by Craig Mazin; directed by Johan Renck; executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone and Craig Mazin; co-executive produced by Chris Fry and Johan Renck. Produced by Sister Pictures and the Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Co-Production; filmed on location in Lithuania.
FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES (OVATION)
· [series premiere - special time] · 6/15/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Ovation TV's press release, January 2019) Frankie Drake Mysteries is set in stylish 1920s Toronto and follows the female-only agency Drake Private Detectives, led by the eponymous Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and her partner Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley). Incorporating a brand of justice that doesn't always follow the law, Frankie and Trudy investigate mysteries and crimes that either the police refuse to take on, or that their clients cannot take to the police at all.
CITY ON A HILL (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, January 2019) SHOWTIME will premiere its new one-hour drama series CITY ON A HILL starring Golden Globe winner and Emmy(R) nominee Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Screen Actors Guild(R) award winner Aldis Hodge (Underground) on Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Production on the 10-episode series will begin in February in New York and Boston. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour. City On A Hill is created and executive produced by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), with multiple Emmy winner Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) serving as showrunner, executive producer and one of the writers. The series is set in early 1990s Boston, rife with criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm. In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward (Hodge) arrives from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. Produced by SHOWTIME, CITY ON A HILL also stars Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Mark O'Brien (Halt and Catch Fire), Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan), Lauren E. Banks (Instinct), Amanda Clayton (Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong), Sarah Shahi (Fairly Legal), Kevin Chapman (BROTHERHOOD) and Tony(R) Award nominee Jere Shea (Passion), with Kevin Dunn (Veep) recurring.
GRAND HOTEL (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel's loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior. The show is based on the Spanish series.
BRING THE FUNNY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, March 2019) "Bring the Funny" will feature the world's best comedic acts and will embrace every style of comedy performance in one competition. The series will feature the best of the best stand-ups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts. From solo comics to musicians, magicians, puppeteers, YouTubers and more - anyone who can make audiences laugh will have the chance to receive the career-changing $250,000 prize package and see their name in lights in the "Bring the Funny" showcase. Judges are "Saturday Night Live's" longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson, cultural tastemaker Chrissy Teigen and comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy. Comedian Amanda Seales serves as host.
CHASING THE CURE (TBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, March 2019)
CHASING THE CURE (TNT)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from WarnerMedia's press release, March 2019)
COUNTRY MUSIC (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/15/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, February 2019) Step back in time and journey through the compelling history of a truly American art form when COUNTRY MUSIC, a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, premieres Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25 at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET. The first four episodes will stream on station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBS apps, timed to the Sunday, September 15premiere and the second four timed to the broadcast of Episode 5 on Sunday, September 22 (each episode will stream for a period of three weeks). PBS Passport members will be able to stream the entire series for a period of six months beginning Sunday, September 15. The documentary, written by Duncan, who also wrote the illustrated companion book (coming from Alfred A. Knopf on September 10), chronicles the highs and lows of country music's early days, from southern Appalachia's songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California's honky-tonks and Nashville's?"Grand Ole Opry." The film follows the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century as it eventually emerges to become "America's music."