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WHAT NEW SHOWS & MOVIES ARE COMING UP?
PIRATA & CAPITANO (DFC)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/19 at 8:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:30 AM-9:00 AM EST
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APOLLO'S MOON SHOT (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, April 2019) Half a century after humanity's historic first step on the Moon, Smithsonian Channel will launch a six-week celebration of this historic accomplishment. Six-part series APOLLO'S MOON SHOT explores the Moon program through unique and rare access to Apollo artifacts from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, while a companion augmented reality app enables users to participate in the mission. One-hour documentary THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON relives those iconic 24 hours through the surprising revelations of the men and women who were there and those impacted across the globe. APOLLO'S MOON SHOT premieres Sunday, June 16 at 8 PM ET/PT, and the APOLLO'S MOON SHOT app will be available for download free of charge on iOS and Android platforms this June. THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON premieres Sunday, July 7 at 9 PM ET/PT and will be available to stream on the Smithsonian Channel app and at SmithsonianChannel.com beginning Sunday, June 30. "Smithsonian Channel is uniquely placed to relive and examine these momentous historic events" said David Royle, Chief Programming Officer, Smithsonian Networks. "We have drawn on the expertise of Smithsonian Institution and our unique resources to relive and reexamine events that were the result of scientific brilliance, as well as human endeavor, and forever changed our perception of our place in the universe." APOLLO'S MOON SHOT tells the entire story of America's Moon program through rare, newly restored archival film and unique access to the artifacts of Apollo. From John Glenn's camera, to Apollo 11's command module, to the last space boots on the Moon -still covered in lunar dust - the series reveals the stories of the men and women who made the mission possible. Stunning footage of each mission - some of it rarely seen - is combined with NASA's oral histories taken directly from the astronauts' debriefings upon their return to the Earth. In-depth explorations of astronaut artifacts from the Museum's vaults form an intimate connection between the viewer and the men on the face of the Moon.
ATOMIC AGE DECLASSIFIED (SMITH)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, May 2019) Smithsonian Channel will shed light on years of America's history that were shrouded in secrecy and deception in ATOMIC AGE DECLASSIFIED. The three-part series takes viewers back to the Atomic Age of the mid-20th century, a time when there was excitement about the potential of nuclear planes, trains and automobiles and private programs were on a mission to identify the endless possibilities of atoms as an energy source. But recently declassified materials show that our atomic dreams had a dark side, with paranoia and secrecy leading to many near-disasters and raising the question, "How far was America willing to go?" in the volatile atomic race. ATOMIC AGE DECLASSIFIED premieres Sunday, June 16 at 9 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
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.
EUPHORIA (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/16/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2019) The drama series EUPHORIA begins its eight-episode season SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Multimedia superstar Zendaya ("Spider-Man: Homecoming") heads the ensemble cast of the show, which follows a group of high-school students as they navigate a minefield of drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship. The series is created and written by Sam Levinson (HBO's "The Wizard of Lies"), who also directs five episodes. The series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. EUPHORIA puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative, exploring the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candor. The series follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who's struggling to make sense of her future. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a trans girl who recently moved to town following her parents' divorce, and like Rue is searching for where she belongs. Also in Rue's orbit are classmates Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie), Nate's on- and off-again girlfriend; Chris McKay (Algee Smith), a football star who finds the adjustment from high school to college harder than expected; Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney), whose sexual history continues to dog her; Lexi Howard (Maude Apatow), Cassie's younger sister and Rue's level-headed childhood friend; and Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality.
DAS BOOT (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2019) A story of choices and survival, Das Boot explores the emotional torment of life during World War Two, and the brutal reality of living within a senseless war. During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new captain, Klaus Hoffmann. As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater. Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Resistance, and causing her to question everything. Could all she believed to be true, in fact be a lie?
AMPHIBIA (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/19 at 10:00 AM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2019) Disney Channel has ordered a second season of "Amphibia," a frog-out-of-water animated comedy series, ahead of its debut on MONDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-10:30 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Leaping into the fantastical world of "Amphibia," the series chronicles the adventures of independent and fearless teen Anne Boonchuy (voiced by Brenda Song) after she is magically transported to a rural marshland full of frog people and meets the excitable young frog Sprig Plantar and his family. Created and executive produced by Annie Award-winner Matt Braly ("Gravity Falls"), the series is inspired by his heritage, family and childhood trips to Bangkok, Thailand. In making the announcement, Meredith Roberts, senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels, said, "Matt and his team have created an imaginative new world in 'Amphibia,' with multifaceted, relatable lead characters who throughout the series will experience transformational journeys. We are excited to introduce these new characters as part of our Disney Channel animation line up and can't wait for viewers to follow along on their adventures." Starring alongside Song in "Amphibia" is Justin Felbinger (Disney Junior's "Miles From Tomorrowland") as Sprig Plantar, who forges a once-in-a-lifetime friendship with Anne; Amanda Leighton ("This Is Us") as unpredictable pollywog (aka tadpole) Polly Plantar, the youngest member of the Plantar family; and Disney Legend Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy) as overprotective and traditional grandfather Hop Pop.
GRAND HOTEL (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/17/19 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2019) 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.
AMBITIONS (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from OWN's press release, May 2019) OWN's steamy new family saga "Ambitions" from record-breaking producer Will Packer ("Girls Trip") is set to premiere on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT following Tyler Perry's hit drama "The Haves and Have Nots" (9-10 p.m. ET/PT). Created by executive producer/writer Jamey Giddens and produced by Will Packer Media in association with Lionsgate and Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury, "Ambitions" stars a dynamic ensemble cast including Robin Givens ("Riverdale"), Brian White ("Scandal"), Kendrick Cross ("Acrimony"), Brely Evans ("Being Mary Jane"), Erica Page ("Ozark") and Essence Atkins ("Marlon"). "Ambitions" explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power and politics in America's hottest urban mecca, Atlanta, Georgia. The series centers around the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives.
ALTERNATINO WITH ARTURO CASTRO (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 6/18/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, April 2019) Comedy Central today released the official trailer for its next great sketch series, Alternatino with Arturo Castro, premiering on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30pm ET/PT. This summer, creator, writer and star Arturo Castro (Broad City, Narcos) tackles more than 45 characters in sketches over ten episodes that showcase his perspective on relationships, everyday awkward moments and much more. Each episode in addition to the sketches has a scripted narrative thread that features a heightened version of Arturo as he goes about daily life as a Latin millennial. "There's no one better to continue Comedy Central's unparalleled legacy in sketch comedy than the undeniably talented writer, performer and overall brilliant Arturo Castro," said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central. "Alternatino really stands out for not only how funny it is, and Arturo's impressive range as an actor, but also in how it challenges stereotypes of what it means to be a Latin Millennial." "Comedy Central has been my home for the past 6 years, my literal home, they have big offices and central heating. I couldn't imagine better partners to bring this show to life," said Castro. "I'm honored to be a part of this family and to have the opportunity to amplify the voice of a community that seems to be under siege at the moment. Hopefully, by watching, people will realize that the human experience is at its core the same, no matter what you look like or how much you like brunch, matcha, or fair trade friendship bracelets. Mmm, matcha... " Alternatino with Arturo Castro continues Comedy Central's unparalleled legacy of developing the biggest and most culturally relevant sketch comedy - launching the careers of stars like Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Nick Kroll, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele - using modern Latino identity (misconceptions and all) as a fresh filter for cultural commentary about our daily lives and the zeitgeist... all rooted in his personal experience.
JUST ROLL WITH IT (DISNEY)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
(from Disney Channel's press release, April 2019) Breaking through the pack, the ambitious new series "Just Roll With It" blends improvisational comedy with a family sitcom to seize an audacious opportunity that allows the studio audience to vote on the direction of key scenes, throughout the filming, while the actors are backstage. When the actors return to the stage, they have no idea what's coming at them. A feat of planning and physical production each episode, the comedy series was created and is executive produced by Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney's "Walk the Prank") with a production crew led by Skot Bright (Disney's "Walk the Prank"). "Just Roll With It" will be previewed FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (9:45-10:15 p.m. EDT/PDT), before its official premiere WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Two adult actors who intuitively know what's funny to kids - Tobie Windham (Disney's "Walk the Prank") and Suzi Barrett (Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group, Disney's "Kirby Buckets") - play fun-loving newlyweds Byron and Rachel. Byron is an on-air radio personality on BEATZ 101 and Rachel is a decorated military veteran who now produces his daily show in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. Talented young actors Ramon Reed (Disney's "The Lion King" on Broadway) and Kaylin Hayman ("One Day at a Time") play preteen stepsiblings Owen Blatt and Blair Bennett, polar opposites who must now somehow learn to be harmonious siblings. At unpredictable intervals unknown to the cast or audience, the scripted action is suddenly interrupted by the sound of a foghorn. The actors are sequestered backstage while the studio audience uses electronic voting devices at their seats to select which of the three comedic scenarios they would like to see take place next. After votes are cast, the crew quickly resets and the actors return to the stage to continue the unscripted scene, improvising throughout it.
RIVERS OF LIFE (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 6/19/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2019) In a first-ever co-production partnership, PBS and Smithsonian Channel will simultaneously debut WHEN WHALES WALKED: JOURNEYS IN DEEP TIME, a two-hour film tracing the evolutionary secrets of some of the world's most majestic creatures, from crocodiles and birds to whales and elephants, on Wednesday, June 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Also debuting on June 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the three-part BBC co-production RIVERS OF LIFE will explore the extraordinary animals, epic landscapes and remarkable people who live alongside three iconic rivers - the Amazon, the Nile, and the Mississippi.
HOLEY MOLEY (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2019) "Holey Moley," a 10-episode mini-golf competition series, will showcase self-proclaimed mini-golf lovers from around the country as they compete head-to-head through an epic obstacle golf course. In each episode, 12 contestants will put their miniature golf - and physical - skills to the test and face off in never-before-seen challenges on a supersized miniature golf course.
FAMILY FOOD FIGHT (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2019) Hosted by Ayesha Curry, a renowned restaurateur, founder of Homemade and a New York Times best-selling cookbook author, "Family Food Fight" will feature family teams dishing out their best culinary skills. Tapping into each family's uniquely diverse cultural heritage, "Family Food Fight" takes homestyle cooking to a new level as teams square off with their most prized family recipes. With a mix of fast-paced cooking fun, good humor and healthy rivalries, everyone will cook their hearts out as they strive to impress a panel of culinary experts including host and judge, Curry, and world-renowned chefs, authors, restaurateurs and television personalities Cat Cora and Graham Elliot. Despite the many delectable dishes, only one family will claim the coveted title of America's No. 1 Food Family and take home the $100,000 prize.
MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE HUNTERS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
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SPIN THE WHEEL (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, March 2019) Brand-new high-stakes game show SPIN THE WHEEL will debut Thursday, June 20 (9:00-10:00 PMET/PT), following MASTERCHEF's time-period premiere on the night. Executive-produced by four-time Emmy Award-winning actor and 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician Justin Timberlake, and hosted by actor, director, writer and comedian Dax Shepard ("Hit and Run"), the show offers life-changing opportunities to win fortunes each episode with the spin of a massive, unpredictable wheel. The show, created by Timberlake and Andrew Glassman ("The Wall"), is a suspenseful, high-energy mix of pop culture trivia, strategy and simple whirling luck, with the possibility of winning incredible sums of cash prizes upwards of $20 million. With massive prize money on the line, contestants must make sweat-inducing, gut-wrenching decisions: whether to walk away, or risk it all to SPIN THE WHEEL one last time.
HOLIDAY DREAM HOME (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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REEF BREAK (ABC)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from ABC's press release, April 2019) "Reef Break" is a sexy, action-packed, one-hour drama, starring Poppy Montgomery as Cat Chambers, a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless, and irresistible, Cat's less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high-octane adventures and island intrigue.
MAN VS MASTER (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 6/20/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from FYI's press release, January 2018) In "Man vs Master," unknown chefs working in the trenches of the food industry compete for the opportunity of a lifetime - a coveted apprenticeship with a world-renowned celebrity chef - but in order to win, they will have to beat the master in a face-off first. A rotating roster of culinary masters, such as; Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, Jonathan Waxman, Ming Tsai and Rick Bayless, will be featured in each episode. Richard Blais, an American chef, successful restauranteur and James Beard-nominated author hosts. In each episode, three new emerging chefs will go head-to-head in challenges related to a master chef's specialty. After two intense rounds, only one chef will remain and face the same culinary icon whose dishes they have been emulating in a third and final challenge. The master and their potential protégé will compete in a final challenge, to be evaluated in a blind taste test by the one person that an executive level chef must still impress, an acclaimed food critic.
BRAVEST KNIGHT, THE (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, May 2019) Today, Hulu announces the premiere of brand-new Hulu Original animated kids series, The Bravest Knight. Based on wildly popular children's book by Daniel Errico "The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived," the story chronicles a young pumpkin farmer's adventure as he attempts to become the bravest knight who ever lived. Hulu has ordered 13 episodes of The Bravest Knight from Big Bad Boo Studios. The first five episodes will premiere on Hulu June 21, followed by additional episodes later this year. The new series is breaking boundaries, featuring a household with two dads (Sir Cedric and Prince Andrew), making it one of the first children's television series with an openly gay main character. Following the inspiring and perseverant former pumpkin farmer, Sir Cedric, now grown and married to the prince of his dreams, The Bravest Knight recounts personal tales of his journey. Sir Cedric shares his story with his adopted 10-year-old daughter Nia, on how he transformed from day-time farmer to full-fledged knight. Nia, who is training to become a brave knight herself, learns important values such as honor, justice and compassion; proving that knighthood is much more than slaying dragons.
MR. IGLESIAS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Hilarious high school teacher Gabriel Iglesias tries to make a difference in the lives of some smart but underperforming students at his alma mater.
FINAL LIFE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, May 2019) Shota Matsuda and Taemin (SHINee) are co-stars for the first time! Two men with completely different backgrounds meet and solve harrowing cases together as part of a secret "Special Unit" within the police force. One man harbors an extremely sad past while the other comes from a wealthy family; he undergoes a horrible brain experiment in the United States, which gives him amnesia.
HOMETOWN KILLER (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 6/21/19 at 8:00 PM
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GHOSTS OF MORGAN CITY (TRAVEL)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Travel Channel's press release, May 2019) Morgan City, Louisiana, is experiencing an especially troubling spike of unusual emergency calls - unexplained encounters with the ghosts of the bayou city's turbulent past that are frightening its citizens. In the all-new Travel Channel series, "Ghosts of Morgan City," premiering on Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Police Chief James "Bo" Blair is now looking to his colleague from another jurisdiction for assistance. Chief Blair learns that paranormal activity in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has quieted down since that town's police chief, Mike King, worked with a specialty team to solve a rash of hauntings last year. In search of advice, Chief Blair contacts Chief King, eventually following his lead and recruiting local paranormal investigator Jereme Leonard, who teams up with former FBI agent Ben Hansen and psychic medium Sarah Lemos to look into the incidents. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the paranormal team attempts to figure out what's causing the recent uptick of bizarre activity by looking for patterns and clues in the new cases they investigate. With help from local historian Diane Wiltz, the team digs up the disturbing history associated with the area and begins crossing-over some of the restless spirits wreaking havoc on the small community. When they learn from Morgan City Mayor Frank "Boo" Grizzaffi that the hauntings have spread throughout the parish, the team begins working with the police departments of Patterson, Berwick and Franklin to uncover the truth behind the ghostly infestation of St. Mary Parish.
VINTAGE TECH HUNTERS (FYI)
· [series premiere] · 6/21/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
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LEGO CITY ADVENTURES (NICK)
· [series premiere] · 6/22/19 at 11:30 AM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM EST
(from Nickelodeon's press release, May 2019) Nickelodeon and the LEGO Group today announced the all-new high-stakes CG-animated comedy series LEGO(R) City Adventures will premiere on Saturday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT). A rollercoaster ride of fantastic fun, the series (10 episodes) depicts the funny, smart, and dynamic slices of life within the sprawling and diverse LEGO City community, following the absurd and action-packed adventures of its residents. Premieres continue Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. "LEGO CITY is our strongest evergreen property globally, and for the first time we are leveraging episodic content to establish characters and personalities that bring the city to life," said Jill Wilfert, Vice President, Licensing & Entertainment for LEGO Group. "We're thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon for this important evolution of LEGO CITY given how well positioned they are to engage children and families with relevant programming." "The LEGO brand is known for creating imaginative and innovative content for kids, and we are excited to collaborate with the LEGO Group to bring the unique characters, style and humor of LEGO City Adventures to life on Nickelodeon," said Layla Lewis, SVP of Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, Nickelodeon. LEGO City Adventures explores the intertwining paths of the city's everyday heroes as they work together to stop a mysterious master criminal who begins to wreak havoc on their town. In the premiere episode "Cubs and Robbers," a movie promotion stunt goes wrong, unleashing a humongous 'Cubby the Cop' balloon on the city. Then, in "Billy the Bug," Fire Chief McCloud accidentally buys a malfunctioning Twirly Hat for her nephew.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/22/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2019) To Have and To Hold centers on Alice (Christensen) who still can't believe her high school crush, the dashing, wealthy and successful Joe (Antonio Cupo, Blood & Treasure), would choose to marry her and she willingly allows him to mold her into his ideal socialite wife. Despite Alice's best efforts to be the woman of Joe's dreams, he can't help but be unfaithful to her. When Joe's indiscretions impact his career, Alice's life is further turned upside down. Alice unexpectedly finds herself falling for her best friend Emily's (Carmel Amit, Ghost Wars) boyfriend Harry (Andy Favreau, Champions) and begins to wonder if her fairy tale ending could exist after all. Based on the Jane Green novel of the same name, To Have and To Hold is executive produced by Green, Kim Raver, Manu Boyer, Jocelyn Freid, David Fleming and Kara Feifer with Monika Mitchell directing from a script written by Jennifer Maisel.
LAST BRIDESMAID, THE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/22/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2019) Becca (Boston) is always a bridesmaid, but at her cousin's wedding she meets and bonds with Kyle (Campbell), the handsome videographer covering every stage of the planning, and the charming best man, Aidan. Perhaps she won't be the last woman standing for long.
LICENSE TO KILL (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/19 at 7:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, May 2019) Oxygen, the destination for high-quality crime programming, investigates the jaw-dropping cases of murderous doctors, nurses and medical professionals in the new series, "License to Kill" premiering on Sunday, June 23 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow ("Botched"), the series chronicles the harrowing accounts of patients put into jeopardy by medical professionals' insidious use of their expertise.
LIE TO DIE FOR, A (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 6/23/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2019) Oxygen, the destination for high-quality crime programming, uncovers the extreme lengths individuals will go to keep their lies hidden when "A Lie to Die For" premieres on Sunday, June 23 at 8pm ET/PT. These lies are so significantly life changing, that people are willing to kill in order to protect the truth from getting out. In each stand-alone episode, viewers will follow the twists and turns investigators take as they dissect how each complex lie turned into a horrific tragedy.
CURFEW (SPECTRUM)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Spectrum's press release, June 2019) Spectrum Originals announced its new high-octane street race car drama series CURFEW today. The eight-episode event series will be exclusively available to Spectrum video subscribers free On Demand (without ads) on Monday, June 24th. In a near-future London, a mysterious illness has spread throughout the country, leaving a population gripped in fear. As an increasingly desperate government imposes a strict nightly curfew, there is only one hope for freedom, from the virus and from tyranny... an illegal and potentially deadly street race that takes place once a year. This series follows the twists and turns of one such race and its unexpected participants. With a thrilling ensemble cast that includes Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Billy Zane (Titanic), Adrian Lester (Trauma) and Miranda Richardson (Good Omens), CURFEW is a fun, frenetic ride that explores the lengths ordinary people will go to race themselves free.
YEARS AND YEARS (HBO)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from HBO's press release, May 2019) The six-part limited drama series YEARS AND YEARS debuts MONDAY, JUNE 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. YEARS AND YEARS follows the members of one family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019, when Britain is rocked by political, economic and technological advances. Rory Kinnear, Russell Tovey, Jessica Hynes, Ruth Madeley and Anne Reid star, along with Emma Thompson, who plays an outspoken celebrity turned political figure whose controversial opinions divide the nation.
HILLS, THE: NEW BEGINNINGS (MTV)
· [series premiere] · 6/24/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from MTV's press release, April 2019) MTV's docuseries, "The Hills: New Beginnings," will make its highly-anticipated debut on Monday, June 24th. Based on the series that changed the reality TV landscape, the much buzzed about show will reunite original cast members and add notable newcomers, as they write their newest chapters in relationships, romance and success. "The Hills: New Beginnings" will premiere in the U.S. before rolling out globally across Viacom's international network of MTV channels in nearly 180 countries. Brandon Thomas Lee and Mischa Barton will join original cast members Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado, Heidi Pratt, Jason Wahler, Justin "Bobby" Brescia, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt and Whitney Port for the return of the iconic series "The Hills: New Beginnings." Kaitlynn Carter, Jennifer Delgado and Ashley Wahler will also appear in the series.
7SEEDS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Natsu awakens to a post-apocalyptic world, only to learn that she’d been cryogenically frozen as part of a program to ensure the survival of humanity.
FAMILY BUSINESS (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Netflix's press release, September 2018) Family Business is a half-hour comedy about a young man who recruits his best friends to help save his family's business, by transforming their butcher shop into France's first coffee shop. Created and developed by Igor Gotesman. Produced by Les Films du Kiosque and Five Dogs.
O ESCOLHIDO (THE CHOSEN ONE) (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 6/28/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Three young doctors sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents find themselves trapped in an isolated community shrouded in secrets.
FAMILY PICTURES (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 6/29/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, April 2019) In Family Pictures, Sylvie (Machado) and Maggie (Röhm) are two strangers living on opposite coasts, leading very similar lives with husbands that travel for work too much and daughters about to leave the nest. But when their daughters befriend each other on a college tour, they soon discover a shocking secret that threatens to tear both families apart. Matt Passmore (Jigsaw) also stars as Mark. Based on the Jane Green novel of the same name, Family Pictures is executive produced by Green, Kim Raver, Manu Boyer, Jocelyn Freid, David Fleming and Kara Feifer with Boyer directing from a script by written by Ilene Rosenzweig.
BOBBY DEBARGE STORY, THE (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 6/29/19 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, May 2019) TV One continues its tradition of highlighting inspirational music figures with the premiere of the original film, THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY, which will air on Saturday, June 29 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C. Debuting during Black Music Month, the film's stars include Roshon Fegan (Shake It Up, Greenleaf) in the lead role as Bobby DeBarge, Tyra Ferrell (Boyz InThe Hood, White Men Can't Jump) as Etterlene DeBarge, Blue Kimble (Media) as Tommy DeBarge and Adrian Marcel as James DeBarge. Big Boi (Outkast) portrays legendary music mogul Berry Gordy, while Lloyd appears as Switch member Gregory Williams. In his first role as a leading man, Fegan brilliantly transforms into the falsetto master and takes audiences inside the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the late 70's R&B/Funk Band Switch. "The most dynamic and powerful acting role I've ever portrayed," shared Fegan. "It was an honor to tell this musical legend's life story." Despite his success in music, Bobby DeBarge, the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge struggled with fame and fortune and found his life in peril. The film explores the highs and lows of the singer's life in the limelight, including his rise to stardom, coping with memories of his dysfunctional childhood, romantic relationships, struggles with substance abuse, incarceration and failing health.
IN THE KEY OF LOVE (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 6/29/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, May 2019) It's been two years since Maggie (Osnes) left Nashville to take over her grandmother's photography business, leaving her boyfriend, Jake (Foster), and their singing duo Colby & Case behind. Her life is content until Jake's sister, Jennifer (Brooks), surprises Maggie by showing up on the island to get married with her brother Jake in tow. Being the wedding photographer, Maggie is thrust into spending time with Jake as she photographs all the pre-wedding events. Tensions run high until Jennifer convinces them to sing her favorite duet together for her first dance. As they rehearse, they begin to see each other in a new light and old patterns start to fall away. But have they grown enough on their own to be able to finally work together in harmony?
ROOK, THE (STARZ)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from Starz's press release, May 2019) Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the Lionsgate and Liberty Global-produced STARZ Original Series "The Rook" will premiere Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 8PM ET/PT on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and then on the STARZPLAY platform in Germany and Spain. "The Rook" is a supernatural spy thriller, which tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London's Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high-ranking official in the Checquy, Britain's last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory - and why she is a target.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED??! WITH FRED SAVAGE (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, April 2019) Teased on FOX social pages, THE FLARE is a television drama that now has a very real after-show, called "WHAT JUST HAPPENED??! WITH FRED SAVAGE," dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding the show. The half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show premieres Sunday, June 30 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. THE FLARE is based on fictional author TJ Whitford's sci-fi book series, "The Moon is the Sun at Night," which has been a favorite of Savage's since childhood. The book revolves around a solar event and its effects on Earth - specifically, the small, blue-collar town of Milford, IL - and slowly unfolds into a post-apocalyptic battle for human survival. The after-show will feature multiple segments, including authentic sit-down celebrity interviews, set visits to THE FLARE and interviews with the "cast," as well as discussions with fans and more.
LOUDEST VOICE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 6/30/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, April 2019) SHOWTIME has announced that it will premiere its highly-anticipated seven-part limited series THE LOUDEST VOICE, starring Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes, on Sunday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Production is currently underway in New York City. THE LOUDEST VOICE is based on extensive reporting by Gabriel Sherman in his bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, which included interviews with more than 600 people. In addition to Crowe, the star-studded cast also includes Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller (Layer Cake) as Ailes' wife Elizabeth, Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) winner Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) as former Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis, Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nominee Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything) as News Corp leader Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) as former Fox News booker Laurie Luhn and Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) as Ailes' longtime assistant Judy Laterza. Guest stars include Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Josh Charles (The Good Wife) as Casey Close, Gretchen Carlson's husband and Josh Stamberg (The Affair) as former Fox executive, Bill Shine. Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) directed multiple episodes. In today's politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, who molded Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican party, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, while also touching on defining events in Ailes' life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to Ailes' political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. The series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.
MAO MAO, HEROES OF PURE HEART (CARTOON)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/19 at 6:10 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 6:15 PM-6:30 PM EST
(from Cartoon Network's press release, May 2019) Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart will follow Sheriff Mao Mao, the explosive loner and famous hero, Badgerclops, the lovable oaf, and Adorabat, the adorable sidekick, who work together to bring justice and peace to the people of the valley. A sneak peek unlocks today on the CN App and On Demand, with a second on Monday, June 3. Leading into premiere, eight new episodes will become available Friday, June 28. The series will make its official debut Monday, July 1 (6:10PM ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with new episodes continuing to premiere Mondays through summer. Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Titmouse.
CUPCAKE CHAMPIONSHIP (FOOD)
· [series premiere] · 7/1/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Food Network's press release, May 2019) Food Network showcases the country's most creative cupcake makers this summer in the new five-episode series Cupcake Championship, premiering Monday, July 1st at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Kardea Brown, each episode features four world-class cupcake experts battling to achieve new levels of edible ingenuity in two rounds of competition for a $10,000 cash prize. Judge Maureen McCormick is joined by a revolving panel of guest judges, including Nacho Aguirre, Lerome Campbell, Amirah Kassem, Stella Parks, Gesine Prado and Joshua John Russell, to determine who is named each week's Cupcake Champion. "The cupcakes may be small, but the artistry these bakers accomplish is huge," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Our viewers will marvel at the creativity of these cupcakes - they are truly spectacular." Each episode kicks off with the Designer Challenge where the four contestants must create cupcakes to celebrate an event or theme, and the judges send the least successful baker home. The three remaining contestants then proceed to the Imagination Challenge, an amped-up battle to create a three-dimensional cupcake tableau with bigger displays and multiple flavor components.
WRONG STEPMOTHER, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 7/5/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2019) Michael (Corin Nemec, Parker Lewis Can't Lose), who lost his wife a few years back, has been use to being a single dad to his two daughters until his new girlfriend Maddie (Cindy Busby, The Big Year) comes along. Initially, Lily (Calli Taylor, The Princess Switch) loves that Maddie is always there to lend a helpful hand but as Lily gets to know her, she soon becomes suspicious of her. Does Maddie really care for them or is she willing to do whatever it takes to have a family of her own? The Wrong Stepmother is executive produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz. Producers are Vivica A. Fox and David DeCoteau. DeCoteau directed from a script written by Michael Varrati.
TRAPPED MODEL (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/6/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2019) Inspired by true events. Grace, an aspiring model, is thrilled to have fashion photographer Hunter Kelly help launch her career. But when the photo shoot becomes a kidnapping showing Hunter's true intentions to use Grace as his next "star" on a sexy website, Grace must find a way to escape before she becomes Hunter's next model murder victim. Stars Lucy Loken, Wes McGee, Kiki Harris, Michael Ryerson Uribe. (2019).
FIRE MASTERS (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/6/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2019) Teams of open-flame fanatics light the match and heat the coals in this ultimate grilling competition. They face off in three blazing culinary challenges, pushing their talents to the limit as they cook up creative, flame-kissed dishes. After two eliminations, the remaining team faces an epic throwdown with a Fire Masters judge and an opportunity to win $10,000 and the coveted Fire Master title.
PARIS CAN WAIT (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/7/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2019) A devoted American wife with a workaholic inattentive husband takes an unexpected journey from Cannes to Paris with a charming Frenchman that reawakens her sense of self and joie de vivre. Stars Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard and Alec Baldwin. (2016).
SINS OF THE FATHER (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/7/19 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, June 2019) Sparked by real events, SINS OF THE FATHER features Deitrick Haddon (The Gospel), A.J. Johnson (Baby Boy), Clifton Powell (Ray), Terayle Hill (Merry Wishmas) and Angela Davis (I Feel Pretty). The movie follows Clarence Burnett (Haddon) a pastor in Atlanta who's happily married to Karen (Davis). The couple's world is torn apart when Karen is brutally murdered outside their Atlanta home, sending shock waves through their close-knit community. As police delve deeper into the Burnett's inner circle, they discover secret lives filled with lust, cruelty and unearth a sinful conspiracy of biblical proportions.
MOVIES, THE (CNN)
· [series premiere] · 7/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNN's press release, June 2019) Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog bring The Movies to CNN on Sunday, July 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The new six-part CNN Original Series explores American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution. Combining archival footage and interviews with leading actors, directors, producers, critics and historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture. The series features interviews with Paul Thomas Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Jon Favreau, Antoine Fuqua, Morgan Freeman, Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Amy Heckerling, Ron Howard, Holly Hunter, Angelica Huston, Baz Luhrmann, Julianne Moore, Ed Norton, Rob Reiner, Molly Ringwald, Julia Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Ridley Scott, John Singleton, Steven Spielberg, Sharon Stone, Robert Zemeckis and many more.
CHRISTMAS CAMP (HMC)
· [original telefilm] · 7/7/19 at 9:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2019) To get a big promotion, Hayley (Lily Anne Harrison) an advertising executive at a trendy ad agency, must land a traditional toy company as a new account. She is off to Christmas Camp in hopes to educate herself with the right Christmas tried and true traditions to land the account. At Christmas Camp, she meets Jeff (Bobby Campo) son of the owner who runs the magical escape that teaches those who attend all things about traditional Christmas.
STRONGEST MAN IN HISTORY, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 7/7/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2019) Four of the strongest men in the world, Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw, Robert Oberst, and Nick Best, reach back through time - seeking out history's most legendary strongmen, celebrating their feats of strength, and dispelling the mythology of their beloved sport. Each week, they will travel to a different destination, separating fact from fiction, evaluating the feasibility of these supposed legends, and then (whether they're true or not), they will attempt to crush their legendary feats of strength.
LOVE ISLAND (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) American viewers will get their own LOVE ISLAND this summer. The U.S. version of the international reality sensation filled with romance and relationships will premiere Tuesday, July 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. New episodes will air every weeknight (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) through Wednesday, August 7. The series is produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company. "As the buzziest reality show in the U.K., LOVE ISLAND has won the hearts of viewers across the pond as well as around the world, creating appointment viewing and fanfare for audiences everywhere. We are thrilled to bring our version of this cultural phenomenon to CBS," said Sharon Vuong, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming. "This fun, light-hearted series is like watching your favorite romantic comedy five nights a week!" LOVE ISLAND begins as a group of single "Islanders" come together in a stunning villa in Fiji, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships and, ultimately, relationships. Every few days the Islanders must couple-up - those who fail to find a partner to couple up with risk being dumped from the island. Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn't always run smoothly. Challenges abound with new Islander arrivals and dramatic twists as friendships and relationships form. In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner, who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize.
PANDORA (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Premiering Tuesday, July 9 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), PANDORA is a sci-fi action series set in the year 2199, centering on a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the Galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity's savior or the instrument of its destruction. PANDORA stars Priscilla Quintana ("Polaroid," "Traffik"), Oliver Dench ("Technology"), Raechelle Banno ("Home and Away") John Harlan Kim ("The Librarians"), Ben Radcliffe ("Random"), Banita Sandhu ("October"), Martin Bobb-Semple ("Free Rein") and Noah Huntley ("Free Rein"). PANDORA is executive produced by Mark A. Altman ("Castle," "The Librarians"), Steve Kriozere ("NCIS," "Necessary Roughness"), Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin, and Chris Philip and produced by Starlings Television in association with Radioactive Fishtank and Vital Signs Entertainment.
DISAPPEARANCE, THE (WGN)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from WGN America's press release, April 2019) WGN America announced today that the captivating limited series "The Disappearance" will premiere on Tuesday, July 9th at 10/9c. The network also released the first full-length trailer from the psychological family drama. The six-part summer event starring Emmy(R) winner Peter Coyote ("The 4400," "Law & Order: LA"), Camille Sullivan ("The Man in the High Castle") and Aden Young ("Rectify," Killer Elite) centers around the unexplained and sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old boy, and the investigation that leaves a devastating and unforeseen impact on every member of the family. When Henry Sullivan (Peter Coyote) organizes a treasure hunt for his grandson Anthony's (Michael Riendeau) tenth birthday, things take a turn for the worse when Anthony unexpectedly goes missing. The series follows Luke Sullivan (Aden Young) and Helen Murphy Sullivan (Camille Sullivan) as they delve into the all-consuming investigation of what happened to their son on that harrowing day. As the Sullivans and their extended kin grapple with the inexplicable mystery, deep familial secrets become uncovered and threaten to shatter the family unit.
BRING THE FUNNY (NBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/9/19 at 10:01 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from NBC's press release, June 2019) For decades NBC has opened the door for countless comedians and continues to carry the legacy as a home for comedy with the launch of its new competition show, "Bring the Funny." The network announced today the 40 comedic acts vying for the $250,000 prize package and the opportunity to perform at the 2020 Just for Laughs Festival. "Bring the Funny" is hosted by comedian Amanda Seales along with its panel of hilarious judges - "Saturday Night Live's" longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson, cultural tastemaker Chrissy Teigen and comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy. The premiere airs Tuesday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT after "America's Got Talent." The series, which pays homage to every style of comedy performance in one competition, features stand-ups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts, including solo comics, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, YouTubers and more that will perform in front of a live audience. The series is divided into four rounds of competition: Open Mic, Comedy Clash and Showcase, culminating in a live finale where America will have the chance to vote for who they think is the funniest of the funny.
MARRYING MILLIONS (LIFETIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/10/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2019) Lifetime explores the love lives of six couples in the new docuseries Marrying Millions, premiering Wednesday, July 10, at 10 pm ET/PT. From the creators of 90 Day Fiancé, the new series follows the relationships where one partner is incredibly wealthy, and the other is definitively not, leading the couple to face intense scrutiny and questioning whether it's true love... or true love of the money and the lavish lifestyles that follow? Marrying Millions follows six couples who are deeply in love and hoping to marry, but come from completely different worlds. Regular people are whisked off their feet and plunged into a high-end life of riches, extravagant experiences, and glamorous trips around the globe. While it may sound like a modern-day fairytale, it's definitely not all champagne and caviar. On the road to the altar, the couples must try to bridge their vast differences and fit into each other's alien worlds. Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered.
FLORIDA GIRLS (POP)
· [one-hour series premiere] · 7/10/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Pop's press release, May 2019) Pop TV's brazen original comedy series FLORIDA GIRLS, produced by Lionsgate Television and 3 Arts Entertainment, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Fronted by an all female cast, FLORIDA GIRLS stars series creator Laura Chinn ("The Mick") alongside Laci Mosley ("The Wedding Year"), Melanie Field ("Heathers") and Patty Guggenheim ("Splitting Up Together," "LA to Vegas"). Inspired by Chinn's real-life struggle growing up on the West Coast of Florida, the 10-episode series follows four women who are forced to confront their stagnant lives when their only ambitious friend moves away to follow her dreams. Bound by their friendship, they will attempt to navigate life's curveballs while living below the poverty line.
KILLER AFFAIR (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 7/11/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
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ONE SPRING NIGHT (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) When Lee Jeong-in and Yu Ji-ho meet, something unexpected happens. Or it just may be that spring is in the air -- and anything is possible.
WRONG BOY NEXT DOOR, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 7/12/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2019) After troubled teen Katie (Calli Taylor, The Princess Switch) is sentenced to house arrest, Katie falls for an attractive young man named John (Travis Burns, Neighbours), who has just moved in next door. While their affair seems harmless at first, Katie becomes increasingly convinced there's more than meets the eye with John. The Wrong Boy Next Door is executive produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz. Producers are Vivica A. Fox and David DeCoteau. DeCoteau directed from a script written by Adam Rockoff.
SHANGRI-LA (SHOWTIME)
· [series premiere] · 7/12/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from Showtime's press release, May 2019) Showtime Documentary Films today revealed the official poster and trailer for SHANGRI-LA and announced the four-part docu-series, a collaboration from Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) winner Morgan Neville (Won't You Be My Neighbor, 20 Feet From Stardom), legendary music producer Rick Rubin, and director Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol) will premiere on Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. While new episodes of SHANGRI-LA will be released on SHOWTIME linear channels weekly, all four will be available immediately on July 12 for on-demand streaming, via the SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME apps and partnering on-demand platforms. With Rubin's iconic studio in Malibu as the backdrop, SHANGRI-LA is a four-part docu-series that focuses on creative conversation and the emotional side of music-making. Neville directed the first two episodes of the series, and the final two are directed by Malmberg.
INJUSTICE WITH NANCY GRACE (OXYGEN)
· [series premiere] · 7/13/19 at 6:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · saturdays from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM EST
(from Oxygen's press release, June 2019) Television's most respected legal analyst, Nancy Grace gets to the bottom of some of the most challenging and multi-layered true crime stories. Each episode of "Injustice with Nancy Grace," will expose an untold and riveting case involving wrongful accusations, botched investigations, suppressed evidence, unclear motives, unjust sentences and the path forward in seeking justice. Nancy will explore these thorny stories of mystery and injustice through her keen lens of expertise. Along with first-hand interviews and archival footage, the new series will uncover enthralling true crime stories with ultimate vindication.
MERRY CHRISTMAS MATCH, A (HALLMARK)
· [original telefilm] · 7/13/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Hallmark Channel's press release, June 2019) Corey (Ashley Newbrough) exists happily in her idyllic ski village where she honors her father's memory each year by putting on the annual children's Christmas pageant while also working at her mom's antique shop. Life is good and she is happy, but when Ryder (Kyle Dean Massey) meanders into her shop, Corey starts to question her decision to have stayed in the village rather than pursue her dream of working as a theater director.
STALKED BY MY DOCTOR: A SLEEPWALKER'S NIGHTMARE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/13/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2019) Wanted for multiple crimes, Dr. Albert Beck assumes the identity of another doctor en route to a new job at a sleep clinic. He falls for his first patient: Shelli, who suffers from nocturnal sexsomnia - until his interest is derailed by the arrival of her beautiful niece who suffers from a similar condition. Stars Eric Roberts, Emilie Ullerup and Angeline Appel. (2019).
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/14/19 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, June 2019) IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, starring and executive produced by Shad "Bow Wow" Moss (Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta), Chyna Lane (She's Gotta Have It - Series) and Curtis Hamilton (Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le), tells the story of Jordan Boudreaux (Lane), who gets abducted by her obsessed and estranged boyfriend Steve (Hamilton). Jordan's family rallies the community while her closest cousin, Malik (Moss), makes it his personal mission to find and bring her home safely. The family, community and police band together to find Jordan before it's too late.
HUMAN DISCOVERIES (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 7/16/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook's press release, June 2019) Human Discoveries is an animated series featuring a group of friends living at the dawn of human civilization. Of course, they're the first to discover necessities like fire and the wheel. But, much more importantly, we'll watch as they stumble onto humanity's best, and worst, innovations. Art. Alcohol. Fashion. Racism. Small talk. And, much to their confusion, monogamy.
DANNY'S HOUSE (VICELAND)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from Viceland's press release, June 2019) VICELAND, the Emmy-winning youth lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE Media and A+E Networks, has set a July 17 (10PM) premiere date for Danny's House, a delightfully trippy new comedy series with hip-hop star Danny Brown. An endlessly creative, critically acclaimed and comedic Detroit hip-hop force, Brown hosts the weekly psychedelic slumber party Danny's House. Combining the cozy energy of Mister Rogers, the unpredictability of Eric Andre and the friendly basement hang of Wayne's World, populated with wild neighbors and characters reminiscent of Pee-Wee's Playhouse (e.g. a voyeuristic telescope and talking burrito). Celebrity guests are invited to hang out in the basement (and mind) of Brown to talk about a specific theme each episode. For the eight-episode series, Brown's guests include: rappers A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, El-P and fellow Detroiters the Insane Clown Posse; comedians Ron Funches, Ilana Glazer, Nikki Glaser, Hannibal Buress and Gilbert Gottfried; as well as NBA Champion John Salley, UFC fighter Joanne Calderwood and WWE wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan and more. Episode topics running the gamut from U.F.O.'s, ghosts and A.I. to high school, dreams, music, fighting and style.
PEARSON (USA)
· [series premiere] · 7/17/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2019) PEARSON centers around the world of recently disbarred NYC powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) as she adjusts to down and dirty Chicago politics. Newly appointed as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak's (Morgan Spector) right hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences. With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing - two things very much at odds.
WRONG MOMMY, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 7/19/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2019) After receiving a promotion and more responsibility at work, Melanie (Jessica Morris, The Wrong Teacher) decides to hire Phoebe (Ashlynn Yennie, The Wrong Neighbor) as her personal assistant. Smart and cunning, Phoebe has an ulterior motive for taking the job and a twisted plan for revenge involving Melanie's mother, Carol (Dee Wallace, E.T.). The Wrong Mommy is executive produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz. Producers are Vivica A. Fox and David DeCoteau. DeCoteau directed from a script written by Robert Dean Klein.
UNXPLAINED, THE (HISTORY)
· [series premiere] · 7/19/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from History's press release, June 2019) HISTORY will premiere the nonfiction series "The UnXplained," hosted and executive produced by Golden Globe(R) and Emmy Award(R) winning actor William Shatner (Star Trek, "Boston Legal") on Friday, July 19 at 10pm ET/PT. The eight-episode, one-hour anthology series will tackle subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries, from mysterious structures and cursed ancient cities to extraterrestrial sightings and bizarre rituals. "I'm thrilled to be hosting and producing the new HISTORY series 'The UnXplained" said Shatner. "It's an intriguing show that will offer viewers credible answers to questions about mysterious phenomena, while also leaving other theories left unexplained." From Executive Producer Kevin Burns, the creator and producer of HISTORY's most popular series, including "Ancient Aliens" and cable's #1 nonfiction series "The Curse of Oak Island," "The UnXplained" will explore facts behind the world's most strange and bizarre mysteries. Hosted by Shatner, the series will also feature contributions from top scientists, historians, engineers and researchers - each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible can happen.
MADAM OF PURITY FALLS, THE (LIFETIME)
· [original telefilm] · 7/20/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, June 2019) After the tragic death of her husband, a mother moves her teenage son and daughter to the idyllic town of Purity Falls only to find the rift with her son deepen when he becomes entrapped in the neighborhood maven's nefarious home business. Stars Kristanna Loken, Trevor Stines, Olivia d'Abo. (2019).
LOVED TO DEATH (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/21/19 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, June 2019) Inspired by TV One's true crime programming, LOVED TO DEATH stars Malinda Williams (Girlfriends' Getaway), MC Lyte (Girls Trip), McKinley Freeman (Hit the Floor), Tobias Truvillion (Empire) and Chrystee Pharris (Media). The film charts a newly engaged couple whose lives are cut short when they are suddenly gunned down by a crazed ex-lover at a toll booth. Upon meeting and falling in love with Dre (Truvillion), Monica (Williams) leaves a long term abusive relationship with Jackson (Freeman) to be with her new love. Tune in to find out how a once loving relationship turned deadly.
GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED (NGC)
· [series premiere] · 7/21/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2019) National Geographic expands its partnership with Gordon Ramsay by greenlighting additional episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted ahead of this summer's season one premiere. The all-new episodes will feature Gordon Ramsay continuing his journey across the globe, embarking on exhilarating missions to unearth world cultures through food and adventure, familiar ground for Ramsay following his hit U.K. series "Gordon's Great Escapes." The debut season of GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED, produced by Studio Ramsay, is set to launch summer 2019 and production on the new episodes is set to begin this fall.
YUM AND YUMMER (COOKING)
· [series premiere] · 7/22/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Cooking Channel's press release, June 2019) It's all about the best of the best as Eddie Jackson tracks down the yummiest, most satisfying and most decadent foods, dishes and cuisines around the world.
ANCIENT SKIES (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2019) Premiering Wednesday, July 24, limited series ANCIENT SKIES (8:00 p.m. ET) and NOVA "The Planets" (9:00 p.m. ET and 10:00 p.m. ET) tell stories of the human quest to understand the universe. In the three-part ANCIENT SKIES (July 24 - August 7), audiences will discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors explore outer space. Expert contributors demystify astronomical myths with scientific explanations. The five-part NOVA"The Planets" (July 24 - August 14) tells the dramatic story of our solar system, spanning billions of years through the discoveries of the most groundbreaking space missions. The series treats viewers to an up-close look at faraway worlds, including Saturn's 45,000-mile-wide rings, Mars's ancient waterfalls and Neptune's winds - five times stronger than any hurricane felt on Earth.
SOUTH SIDE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 7/24/19 at 10:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:30 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, May 2019) Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, today announced that its new scripted series South Side will premiere Wednesday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Watch a new trailer from the comedy series here. South Side is written by and stars Bashir Salahuddin (Glow) and Diallo Riddle (Marlon). Salahuddin, Riddle, and Michael Blieden - all Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alumni - are executive producers. The aspirational, scripted comedy is set in and around the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. South Side follows two friends who just graduated community college ... so now they're ready to take over the world! But until they do they're stuck at Rent-T-Own, a retail-rental crossroads where the South Side's vast ensemble of characters come together. Despite the obstacles of inner-city life, these friends and their co-workers all strive to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. Brought to life by local Chicagoans, both in front of and behind the camera, this show gives viewers an authentic portrayal of what life on the South Side is all about.
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) WarnerMedia Entertainment today announced the premiere date and showrunner for Chasing the Cure (formerly known by its working title M.D. Live) from TNT and Lionsgate Television. This is a groundbreaking enterprise anchored and executive produced by award-winning journalist and humanitarian Ann Curry. It brings together a weekly live two-hour television broadcast with a 24/7 global digital platform in an effort to help patients who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries. This enterprise will harness the full power of both television and a multi-platform experience in order to break down medical barriers in service of patients. Additionally, this initiative will foster and empower people across the globe on all screens to become medical detectives. Debuting Thursday, July 25, Chasing the Cure will be simulcast on TNT and TBS from 8-10 p.m. ET. Joining Chasing the Cure as showrunner is Kim Bondy, an award-winning journalist who held top positions at CNN, NBC and Al Jazeera America before becoming Head of Content at Soledad O'Brien's Starfish Media Group in 2017. Through a 24/7 digital experience and interactive components including live, second-screen experiences, suggestions, along with highly accredited doctors, will be able to share their experiences, advice and recommendations on what's happening during the broadcast in real time - all toward helping find cures for people with mysterious conditions.
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) WarnerMedia Entertainment today announced the premiere date and showrunner for Chasing the Cure (formerly known by its working title M.D. Live) from TNT and Lionsgate Television. This is a groundbreaking enterprise anchored and executive produced by award-winning journalist and humanitarian Ann Curry. It brings together a weekly live two-hour television broadcast with a 24/7 global digital platform in an effort to help patients who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries. This enterprise will harness the full power of both television and a multi-platform experience in order to break down medical barriers in service of patients. Additionally, this initiative will foster and empower people across the globe on all screens to become medical detectives. Debuting Thursday, July 25, Chasing the Cure will be simulcast on TNT and TBS from 8-10 p.m. ET. Joining Chasing the Cure as showrunner is Kim Bondy, an award-winning journalist who held top positions at CNN, NBC and Al Jazeera America before becoming Head of Content at Soledad O'Brien's Starfish Media Group in 2017. Through a 24/7 digital experience and interactive components including live, second-screen experiences, suggestions, along with highly accredited doctors, will be able to share their experiences, advice and recommendations on what's happening during the broadcast in real time - all toward helping find cures for people with mysterious conditions.
CASH PAD (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2019) JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, the engaged break-out stars of "The Bachelorette," are also experienced house flippers. In this eight episode series, the dynamic couple partner with homeowners in Dallas, Austin, and Phoenix who are in serious need of extra income and hoping to turn their properties into thriving short-term rentals. Whether they're transforming a decrepit shipping container, a rundown airstream, or a garage in disrepair, JoJo and Jordan are up for the task of creating one-of-a-kind vacation hot-spots that will provide a life-changing financial boost for their homeowner partners. Produced by Electus with Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Tim Puntillo, Craig Plestis and Ming Lee Howell as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Marshall Eisen are the executive producers for CNBC.
LISTING IMPOSSIBLE (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 7/25/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2019) When L.A.'s wealthiest put their multi-million dollar properties up for sale, they sometimes learn that the house of their dreams... isn't anyone else's. And as a result their very, um, unique creations can end up sitting on the market for years. That's where superstar real estate agent Aaron Kirman and his team come in. To fix up the homes and attract the right buyers, they'll need to tell these owners the cold, hard truth - something the rich and powerful don't always like to hear. The eight episode series is produced by Authentic Entertainment, a division of Endemol Shine North America, with David Tibballs, Helga Eike, and Sara Reddy as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Luke Bauer are the executive producers for CNBC.
BOYS, THE (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 7/26/19 at 3:01 AM
WRONG TUTOR, THE (LMN)
· [original telefilm] · 7/26/19 at 8:00 PM
(from LMN's press release, June 2019) When star high school athlete Eric (Nate Wyatt, Turnt) needs help with his school work, Emily (Ivy Matheson, The Lears) convinces Eric's mother Carol (Vivica A. Fox, Independence Day), that she is the perfect tutor for her son but she has other reasons that stem beyond helping him with his homework. The Wrong Tutor is executive produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz. Producers are Vivica A. Fox and David DeCoteau. DeCoteau directed from a script written by Adam Rockoff.
V.C. ANDREWS' HEAVEN CASTEEL SAGA (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series premiere] · 7/27/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2019) This summer, Lifetime brings viewers' favorite novels to life with Book to Screen movies, every Saturday night beginning this June with Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine, three Jane Green titles, Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures, and will continue through July and August with the premieres of the V.C Andrews' Casteel Family Movie Series Event. The V.C. event is airing consecutively every Saturday at 8pm ET/PT through August 24th. Marking the last known series written by prolific writer V.C. Andrews, the titles in the quintet include Heaven, Dark Angel, Fallen Hearts, Gates of Paradise and Web of Dreams. The V.C. Andrews Movie Series Event follows Heaven Casteel and her siblings after their father devises a scheme that threatens to destroy their dreams and separate the family forever. Stars across all five films include, Annalise Basso, Julie Benz, Kelly Rutherford, Daphne Zuniga, Jennifer LaPorte and Jason Priestley, who also directs Fallen Hearts.
SHARE (HBO)
· [original telefilm] · 7/27/19 at 10:00 PM
(from HBO's press release, June 2019) Based on Pippa Bianco's Cannes Film Festival award-winning short of the same name, this feature-length drama stars Rhianne Barreto as 16-year-old Mandy, who discovers a disturbing video from a night she doesn't remember and must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout. SHARE also stars Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone and Danny Mastrogiorgio. At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Pippa Bianco received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Rhianne Barreto won the Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting, both in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film was also featured this year as the closing night screening of MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films Festival, and most recently screened in official selection at Cannes Film Festival.
DEADLY DISPATCH (TV ONE)
· [original telefilm] · 7/28/19 at 8:00 PM
(from TV One's press release, June 2019) DEADLY DISPATCH stars Tamala Jones (Castle), Dominique Perry (Insecure) and Rapper Bone Crusher (ATL). The film chronicles the tragic murder of Shawn (Bone Crusher), a well-liked owner of a struggling taxi company. Tiffany (Jones) is a local salon owner and Shawn's longtime, high-school best friend who becomes intertwined in the puzzling circumstances surrounding his death. Unsatisfied with the police's classification of the case being a "robbery gone wrong," Tiffany becomes suspicious of Shawn's grieving widow Amber (Perry). Motivated to find out what really happened to her friend that fateful day, Tiffany embarks on a quest that will not only endanger her strained marriage, but her life as well. Will she be able to come to terms with a deep secret shared between her and Shawn while seeking justice?
BULLETPROOF (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 7/28/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Making its debut on Sunday, July 28 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), the adrenalin-fueled action thriller BULLETPROOF follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, "Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Pike (Ashley Walters, "Top Boy") as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, BULLETPROOF is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode. BULLETPROOF is from Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, with executive producers Allan Niblo ("Britannia," "Monsters"), Michele Buck ("Endeavour," "Midsomer Murders"), Judy Counihan ("No Man's Land," "Fresh Meat"), Nick Love ("The Football Factory," "The Sweeney"), Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters. BULLETPROOF, a Sky Original, was co-funded and distributed internationally by Sky Vision.
PENNYWORTH (EPIX)
· [70-minute series premiere] · 7/28/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, April 2019) Premium network EPIX announced today that PENNYWORTH will premiere on July 28th at 9 PM ET/PT, 8 C, and also released a new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated series. The 10-episode, hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Scripted Television is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne's legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who's not yet Bruce's father, in 1960s London. In addition to Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) and Ben Aldridge (Our Girl, Fleabag), cast members include multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Polly Walker (The Mentalist, Rome) and Emma Corrin (The Crown).
LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE (COMEDY)
· [series premiere] · 7/29/19 at 11:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 11:30 PM-12:00 AM EST
(from Comedy Central's press release, June 2019) Comedy Central today announced that David Spade's new late-night series, Lights Out with David Spade, premieres Monday, July 29 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the first promo here. The series, hosted by the iconic comedian, will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday through Thursday each week. The series will feature Spade's signature take on the pop culture news of the day. The nightly series will include a rotating group of Spade's comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments. Lights Out with David Spade will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, which ranks #1 in share growth among daily late night talk shows in 2019 among P18-34 (+13% year over year). With over 1.2 billion cross-platform video views and 44 million interactions in 2019, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is the most engaged late-night show on television, generating more likes, comments, reactions and shares than the rest. The series averages 55 million video views across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter each week, led by the Emmy Award-winning Between the Scenes.
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, April 2019) Four American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings... and a funeral.
NO ONE SAW A THING (SUNDANCE)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, April 2019) A new true crime documentary series from Blumhouse Television, No One Saw A Thing examines an unsolved and mysterious death in the American Heartland and the corrosive effects of vigilantism in small town America. The case garnered international attention in the early 1980s after a resident was shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople. These witnesses deny having seen anything, to this very day.
SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE (IFC)
· [series premiere] · 7/31/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-10:30 PM EST
(from AMC Networks' press release, April 2019) Sherman's Showcase is a new musical variety sketch comedy show created and written by Diallo Riddle (Marlon, Rise) and Bashir Salahuddin (GLOW, Snatched). Drawing inspiration from dance/variety shows Solid Gold,?Soul Train and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, each episode of Sherman's Showcase?is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show. Whether it's a questionably attired funk super group in the 1970s, an up-and-coming MC in the 1980s or an R&B diva from the 1990s, Sherman's Showcase has it all: music, comedy, famous guest stars and dancing with an exuberant host who's been with the show throughout its run.
DESCENDANTS 3 (DISNEY)
· [original telefilm] · 8/2/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Disney Channel's press release, May 2019) "Descendants 3," the third movie in Disney's global smash franchise, is set to premiere on FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Continuing the music-driven story that has thrilled kids and tweens around the world, "Descendants 3" is directed by Emmy(R) and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega ("Descendants," "High School Musical") and choreographed by Jamal Sims (Disney's "Aladdin") and Ortega. A preview of its opening musical number - the rallying anthem "Good To Be Bad," performed by Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart - is available today on DisneyMusicVEVO. The song "Good To Be Bad" is also now available as a single and the full "Descendants 3" soundtrack is available for pre-order from Walt Disney Records on digital music platforms. The "Descendants" and "Descendants 2" music videos have amassed over 3 billion YouTube views and 1.3 billion audio streams to date. Both soundtracks are certified gold by the RIAA. Written by WGA Award winners Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon ("Descendants," "Descendants 2"), the third movie portends to be the biggest kid and tween television event of 2019. The premiere telecasts of the first two "Descendants" movies (2015 and 2017) each ranked as the most watched cable movie of their respective years among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. The franchise expands on Disney heritage by telling the story of the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, all friends who are wrestling with whether or not they have inherited the evilness of their parents. "Descendants 3" unfolds on "VK Day" as fair-minded Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay - the Villain Kids AKA "The VKs" - cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But, it's Mal who knows she must resolve to permanently close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on her new home, the idyllic kingdom now ruled by her beloved King Ben. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force still threatens the people of Auradon, and Mal and her friends face their biggest challenge yet.
FLIP IT LIKE DISICK (E!)
· [series premiere] · 8/4/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from E!'s press release, May 2019) It's a summer of reinvention and renovation as E! rolls out its signature "Sunday nights on E!" summer programming line-up. Airing every Sunday night on the pop culture network, E! will bring laughs, tears, and transformational stories as Khloé Kardashian helps to inspire people to change their lives, bodies, and minds on the third season of "Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian," while Scott Disick revamps high end real estate on the brand new series, "Flip It Like Disick." Then on Sunday, August 4th at 10p ET/PT, E! is moving into the neighborhood of real estate and luxury renovation with the new series "Flip It like Disick," bringing viewers inside the lavish personal and professional world of Scott Disick, as he tackles his most extravagant endeavor yet; high-end home flipping and remodeling. Fueled by Disick's passion for property development, which began almost five years ago when he successfully flipped his first investment, this series follows him and his dynamic, hilarious and headstrong team, which includes former pop singer-turned-interior designer Willa Ford; Disick's best friend Benny Luciano; their all-star short-tempered contractor Miki Moor; Benny's wife and realtor Kozet Luciano; and Disick's assistant Lindsay Diamond. Led by Disick, the group will convert unique home projects for his celebrity friends and family, including guestrooms, studios and his kids' playhouse at their mother Kourtney's home, as well as transform an ambitious multi-million dollar property in Los Angeles.
FLIPPING EXES (BRAVO)
· [series premiere] · 8/6/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Bravo's press release, June 2019) Bravo breaks ground on the new docu-series "Flipping Exes" premiering Tuesday, August 6 at 10pm ET/PT, following former boyfriend/girlfriend Nina Klemm and Michael LeSure who turned their breakup into a business flipping homes. The series follows Nina and Michael's rollercoaster relationship in Carmel, Indiana, nicknamed "the Beverly Hills of the Midwest," as they work together to buy, renovate and sell high-end properties.
BH90210 (FOX)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2019) BH90210, the highly anticipated new six-episode event series, will premiere Wednesday, Aug. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, the original stars of "Beverly Hills, 90210," the groundbreaking teen drama that defined Southern California life, return to FOX, the network they called home for the entire decade of the 1990s, in an all-new event series the takes the concept of a series reboot to a whole new meta-level. When the cast gets back together, it will come with a big twist: the seven former teen idols will be playing heightened versions of themselves in the brand-new serialized drama - with a healthy dose of irreverence - that is inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other. Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Shannen, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it's time to get a "Beverly Hills, 90210" reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast - whom the whole world watched grow up together - attempts to continue from where they left off?
HYPNOTIZE ME (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/7/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Kicking of the month of August is comedy game show HYPNOTIZE ME, hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, making its US network debut Wednesday, August 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED, delves deeper into some of America's greatest unsolved mysteries beginning Tuesday, August 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). And season two of CW Seed's musical comedy I SHIP IT, written, created and executive produced by Yulin Kuang, makes its broadcast debut on The CW Network on Monday, August 19 (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/8/19 at 8:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Joining a summer lineup that already features 12 original series, The CW is adding a new anthology series, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES, with episodes featuring Nicole Kang ("Batwoman"), Jim Parrack ("Suicide Squad") and Aleyse Shannon ("Charmed"), Thursday, August 8 (8:00-8:30PM ET/PT and 8:30-9:00PM ET/PT). Inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, these contemporary tales of horror and haunting tap into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation. Despite dizzying advancements in technology, inequality, social progress, and environmental degradation... the things that haunt us are still the same. Executive produced by Vera Miao ("Best Friends Forever"), Emily Wiedemann ("Creative Control") and Chazz Carfora ("Stories From The Felt"), TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is from Stage 13 in association with Warner Bros.
CURSE OF AKAKOR (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 8/11/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook's press release, June 2019) A ground-breaking documentary series, Curse of Akakor follows six investigators deep into the Amazon jungle on the search for a lost city and the answer to a chilling question: why does almost everyone who chases the Akakor legend go missing? Three explorers on three different expeditions disappeared in the 1980s while seeking a lost city of gold called Akakor and its sister city, Akahim. A fourth explorer was murdered in mysterious circumstances just before embarking on his expedition. For almost 40 years, the disappearances and murder have remained unexplained. To finally uncover the truth, investigative journalist Paul Connolly; former FBI agent Bobby Chacon; tech expert Brennon Edwards; survival expert Megan Hine; wilderness doctor Dr. Karina Oliani and geologist/explorer Dr. Martin Pepper are following in the footsteps of those ill-fated expeditions. Armed with the latest technology and guided by ancient clues, they have a dual mission: to search for evidence of the lost cities; and to discover what happened to the explorers who never came back.
FAMILY PICTURES USA (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · weeknights from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2019) PBS will round out its summer lineup with a new three-part series, FAMILY PICTURES USA (Monday, August 12, 9:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, August 13, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET), which explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album. MAGICAL LAND OF OZ (Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 p.m. ET) is a three-part series about Australia's magical wildlife. Closing out the summer is BIG FAMILY: THE STORY OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC (Friday, August 30, 9:00 p.m. ET), a historical account of the generational, cultural and geographic reach of bluegrass music, featuring Ricky Skaggs, Alison Brown, Béla Fleck and more.
STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN (USA)
· [series premiere] · 8/12/19 at 11:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 11:00 PM-11:30 PM EST
(from USA's press release, May 2019) Today, USA Network announced the pickup of STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN, a unique interview-based series hosted by retired WWE legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The seven-half hour episode series, produced by Wilshire Studios with Steve Austin and Dave Barsky ("Dirty Jobs") as executive producers, will air on USA Network on Mondays at 11/10c following WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, beginning August 12. In each episode, Austin and a celebrity guest swap stories about their lives and careers during one-of-a-kind custom-tailored adventures in different cities across America. In this unique interview format, there's no studio, no couch and no cue cards -- just a straight up good time and some good old-fashioned American fun. Guests include country singer and actor Trace Adkins, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., comedian Gabriel Iglesias, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, NFL Quarterback Baker Mayfield, actor and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer Rob Riggle, and star of "Impractical Jokers" Sal Vulcano.
MYSTERIES DECODED (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Kicking of the month of August is comedy game show HYPNOTIZE ME, hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, making its US network debut Wednesday, August 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED, delves deeper into some of America's greatest unsolved mysteries beginning Tuesday, August 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). And season two of CW Seed's musical comedy I SHIP IT, written, created and executive produced by Yulin Kuang, makes its broadcast debut on The CW Network on Monday, August 19 (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
DAVID MAKES MAN (OWN)
· [series premiere] · 8/14/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from Discovery, Inc.'s press release, April 2019) David Makes Man is a one-hour lyrical drama from Academy Award-winning creator Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight"), executive produced by Michael B. Jordan ("Black Panther") and Oprah Winfrey, that centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. Set in South Florida, the drama, inspired by events in McCraney's own life, stars Akili McDowell ("The Astronaut Wives Club") who plays "David," the ferociously driven, passionate young teenager who toggles between two distinct personas that reflect his surroundings. David metabolizes the world like a chameleon, using his vivid and powerful imagination to escape the inherent trauma of poverty. The series also stars Phylicia Rashad ("Creed," "The Cosby Show") as David's teacher Dr. Woods-Trap. Summer premiere on OWN.
WHY WOMEN KILL (CBSAA)
· [series premiere] · 8/15/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from CBS's press release, June 2019) CBS All Access announced today that its new original series WHY WOMEN KILL, a darkly comedic drama created by Marc Cherry ("Desperate Housewives," "Devious Maids"), will premiere on Thursday, August 15. Episodes of WHY WOMEN KILL's 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. WHY WOMEN KILL details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2019, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal... has not. WHY WOMEN KILL stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. The cast includes Jack Davenport, Sam Jaeger, Reid Scott, Alexandra Daddario, Sadie Calvano, Leo Howard, Alicia Coppola and Katie Finneran.
I SHIP IT (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 8/19/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Kicking of the month of August is comedy game show HYPNOTIZE ME, hosted by Taye Diggs and featuring award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, making its US network debut Wednesday, August 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Investigative documentary series MYSTERIES DECODED, delves deeper into some of America's greatest unsolved mysteries beginning Tuesday, August 13 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). And season two of CW Seed's musical comedy I SHIP IT, written, created and executive produced by Yulin Kuang, makes its broadcast debut on The CW Network on Monday, August 19 (9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
V.C. ANDREWS' HEAVEN CASTEEL SAGA (LIFETIME)
· [original mini-series finale] · 8/24/19 at 8:00 PM
(from Lifetime's press release, May 2019) This summer, Lifetime brings viewers' favorite novels to life with Book to Screen movies, every Saturday night beginning this June with Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta, Adriana Trigiani's Very Valentine, three Jane Green titles, Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures, and will continue through July and August with the premieres of the V.C Andrews' Casteel Family Movie Series Event. The V.C. event is airing consecutively every Saturday at 8pm ET/PT through August 24th. Marking the last known series written by prolific writer V.C. Andrews, the titles in the quintet include Heaven, Dark Angel, Fallen Hearts, Gates of Paradise and Web of Dreams. The V.C. Andrews Movie Series Event follows Heaven Casteel and her siblings after their father devises a scheme that threatens to destroy their dreams and separate the family forever. Stars across all five films include, Annalise Basso, Julie Benz, Kelly Rutherford, Daphne Zuniga, Jennifer LaPorte and Jason Priestley, who also directs Fallen Hearts.
MAGICAL LAND OF OZ (PBS)
· [series premiere] · 8/28/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from PBS's press release, May 2019) PBS will round out its summer lineup with a new three-part series, FAMILY PICTURES USA (Monday, August 12, 9:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, August 13, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET), which explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album. MAGICAL LAND OF OZ (Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 p.m. ET) is a three-part series about Australia's magical wildlife. Closing out the summer is BIG FAMILY: THE STORY OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC (Friday, August 30, 9:00 p.m. ET), a historical account of the generational, cultural and geographic reach of bluegrass music, featuring Ricky Skaggs, Alison Brown, Béla Fleck and more.
CARNIVAL ROW (AMAZON)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Amazon's press release, June 2019) Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in Carnival Row, a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine.
DARK CRYSTAL, THE: AGE OF RESISTANCE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 8/30/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) In this prequel to the fantasy classic, three young Gelfling inspire a rebellion against the cruel Emperor when they discover a horrifying secret.
RED BULL PEAKING (THE CW)
· [series premiere] · 9/13/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from The CW's press release, June 2019) Extreme sports docu-series RED BULL PEAKING featuring iconic extreme sports stars Kelly McGarry, James Stewart and Jenny Rissveds, airs back-to-back episodes starting Friday, September 13 (9:00-9:30pm ET/PT and 9:30-10:00pm ET/PT).
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."
AMERICAN GAME, THE (ESPN)
· [series premiere] · 9/17/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ESPN's press release, October 2018) This 11-episode documentary series will focus on college football's extraordinary narrative by exploring themes that have made the sport an integral component of the American landscape.
GREATEST, THE (ESPN)
· [series premiere] · 9/19/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from ESPN's press release, October 2018) Ranking the all-time best uniforms, rivalry games, voices, and "What Ifs?" among other subjects, this 11-episode series will feature a wide range of Top 11 lists (it is football, after all) spanning the history of the sport. However, The Greatest is about more than rankings, with each episode's countdown serving as the foundation for storytelling focused on the memories, breakthroughs, and personalities that have defined college football's remarkable history. Making the choices for each list is an 11-member ESPN jury, who will debate and discuss the candidates before revealing their verdict.
FIVE DAY BIZ FIX (CNBC)
· [series premiere] · 9/19/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CNBC's press release, April 2019) Husband and wife team Chrissy and Erik Kopplin re-think, re-design, and renovate small businesses in just five days. Using their years of high-end retail design experience and construction know-how, Chrissy and Erik come up with innovative ways to revamp underperforming spaces. Whether it's building a bar in a book shop or creating a restaurant in a hotel bedroom, these out-of-the-box renos are guaranteed to boost revenue. Produced by Turn Card Content with Audra Smith, Courtney Smith, and Karin Jarlstedt as executive producers. Jim Ackerman, Marshall Eisen and Adam Barry are the executive producers for CNBC.
BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre, BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA is a love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. Undaunted by Abishola's (Folake Olowofoyeku) lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob (Billy Gardell) is determined to win Abishola's heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America. Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins and Beth McCarthy-Miller (pilot only) are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. McCarthy-Miller directed the pilot from a script by Lorre, Gorodetsky, Higgins and Gina Yashere.
ALL RISE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/23/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) ALL RISE is a courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn't intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Greg Spottiswood, Len Goldstein and Emmy Award winner Michael M. Robin are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. Robin directed the pilot from a script by Spottiswood.
UNICORN, THE (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 8:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) THE UNICORN is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his "new normal" in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. To Wade's amazement, he's a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he's the perfect single guy - a "unicorn": employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he'll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life... and love... again. Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Peyton Reed, and John Hamburg (pilot only) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Hamburg directed the pilot from a script by Martin and Schiff.
CAROL'S SECOND ACT (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 9:30 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in CAROL'S SECOND ACT, a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It's her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success. Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins; Patricia Heaton, Adam Griffin, David Hunt and Rebecca Stay (Four Boys Entertainment); Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment); and Pamela Fryman (pilot only) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot from a script by Halpern and Haskins.
EVIL (CBS)
· [series premiere] · 9/26/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Michelle King, Robert King and Liz Glotzer are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Robert King directed the pilot.
POLITICIAN, THE (NETFLIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/27/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Netflix's web site) Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.
GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
· [series premiere] · 9/29/19 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
(from EPIX's press release, June 2019) Premium network EPIX released a brand-new tease for the original series Godfather of Harlem - premiering Sunday, September 29 and starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Sorvino, Nigel Thatch and Ilfenesh Hadera. Premiering on EPIX on September 29, Godfather of Harlem is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Thatch) - catching Malcolm's political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
BIRCH, THE (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 10/11/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook's press release, June 2019) Crypt TV's The Birch is centered around the dark relationship between a synonymous monster taprotector in the woods and a pure-hearted teenager who summons her in a time of crisis. The 14-episode series is based on the award-winning viral short of the same name, and will be told from multiple character perspectives as their lives are indelibly shaped by The Birch.
LIMETOWN (FACEBOOK)
· [series premiere] · 10/16/19 at 9:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · wednesdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
(from Facebook's press release, June 2019) Based on the hit podcast of the same name produced by Two Up ("36 Questions," "The Wilderness"), Limetown follows Lia Haddock, a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.
LOOKING FOR ALASKA (HULU)
· [series premiere] · 10/18/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · fridays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Hulu's press release, March 2019) Hulu's upcoming (8-episode) limited series, Looking For Alaska, announces additional series regulars: Denny Love, Jay Lee, Landry Bender, Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, and Jordan Connor. They join previously announced series regulars, Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer. The series comes from Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire. Logline: The series is based on the John Green novel of the same name. It is told through the eyes of teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter (Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young (Froseth), and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it.
MANDALORIAN, THE (DISNEY+)
· [series premiere] · 11/12/19 at 3:01 AM
· [regularly airs] · tuesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
(from Disney+'s press release, April 2019) Scripted originals previously announced for Disney+ include The Mandalorian, the world's first scripted live-action Star Wars series; the exclusive new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars; High School Musical: The Musical: The Series; the untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk; the Marvel Studios' series Loki starring Tom Hiddleston; Monsters at Work, Diary of a Female President; and live-action films Lady and the Tramp, Noelle, Togo, Timmy Failure and Stargirl. Nonfiction series also announced earlier this week include Be Our Chef, Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (working title), Earthkeepers (working title), Encore!, the untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series, Marvel's 616, Marvel's Hero Project, (Re)Connect, Rogue Trip and Shop Class (working title).
9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX)
· [series premiere - special night & time] · 1/19/20 at 10:00 PM
· [regularly airs] · mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
(from FOX's press release, May 2019) FOX'S #1 drama, 9-1-1, expands its reach to the city of Austin, TX, with new installment, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, starring Rob Lowe. 9-1-1: LONE STAR debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20. From 9-1-1 co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, 9-1-1: LONE STAR follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe), who, along with his son, re-locates, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.