2012 - some recent month(s) uk comedy series ........ update 12/12/2012
A Young Doctor’s Notebook [Sky Arts] Comedy four-part 07 dec 2012 drama based on a collection of short stories by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The drama recounts Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917. Recounting from his notebooks, the Doctor considers his life and career as he tries to treat the patients of a village that is struggling to enter the modern age. Dealing not only with the superstitious and poorly educated patients but with his own inner demons, the doctor reveals doubts about his own competence and struggles with the immense burden of medical responsibility.
some.girls [BBC THREE] Comedy Nov 06, 2012 Some Girls is a comedy series broadcast on BBC THREE. The series following the life of Viva as she navigates the problems and pitfalls she faces on a daily basis as she grows up on a south London estate
Hebburn Hebburn is a comedy series broadcast on BBC TWO. Jack Pearson is taking Sarah home to meet the family in Hebburn, the problem is though that they believe she is his new girlfriend, and have no clue that she is his new wife that he just married in Vegas.
Switch (UK) Switch is an upbeat, comedy drama series about a coven of witches living in the heart of Camden. Stella (Lacey Turner), Grace (Phoebe Fox), Jude (Nina Toussaint-White) and Hannah (Hannah Tointon) are best friends trying to make their way in the big smoke – forging friendships, negotiating love lives and beating out career paths. They’re trying to live a modern life, not one based on their mothers’ old rituals, but modern life has its problems. Luckily, with a spell book nestled on the shelf, these girls have got a better chance than most of adding a little bit of magic to their lives.
Gates When parents Mark and Helen move to the South East, they quickly begin to learn what happens when your daughter starts a new school and how easily it can take over your life - especially when your kids start to choose your friends. With an exceptional cast including Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page, Miranda hottie Tom Ellis and The Royle Family's Sue Johnston, the series will cast an eye over how relationships are formed during those brief minutes of the daily school drop-off and pick-up
Dead Boss Sharon Horgan stars as Helen, a falsely imprisoned woman who remains blindly optimistic in the face of an uncaring outside world and an insane prison life. She is joined by Jennifer Saunders as a deranged, "sexual Margaret Thatcher" prison governor, Bryony Hannah as her arsonist cellmate, and Geoffrey McGivern as her useless lawyer.
Hunderby The latest creation from the queen of black comedy Julia Davis. Hunderby, set in the 1800s, features Helene (Alexandra Roach, The Iron Lady), a shipwreck survivor washed ashore near a small English village. There, she is swept off her feet by widowed pastor Edmund (Alex MacQueen, The Inbetweeners, This Is England 88) and the two soon marry, the puritanical Edmund believing his bride to be untouched by another man. But she has a history, a dark past that she cannot escape. As Helene moves into Edmund's home, she falls under the watchful eye of housekeeper Dorothy (Julia Davis) who is more than a little involved in her master’s life, and quite obsessed with his dead first wife, Arabelle - to whom Helene simply does not compare. While Helene battles to keep her past a secret, she must navigate Dorothy’s devious scheming, her husband's harsh critique and a potential new love interest.
Bad Education an unconventional teacher who is more juvenile than the students he teaches
Moone Boy set in Ireland in 1989, takes its cue from Chris O'Dowd's episode of Little Crackers, which told the story of a young boy and his imaginary friend.
Cuckoo Suburban parents Ken and Lorna are looking forward to the return of their daughter, Rachel from her gap year. Rachel ends up bringing back with her an unexpected souvenir when she introduces her new husband, Cuckoo who is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas
Fool Britannia Award-winning comedian Dom Joly gets set to fool the nation in a brand new series. Fool Britannia sees Dom travelling to every corner of the land, poking fun at what it means to be British. Armed with a lorry load of hidden cameras and a host of disguises, Dom unleashes a small army of brand new characters designed to shine a comedy light of a nation. No-one and nowhere is safe… not even on holiday as Dom sets sail for Benidorm! From our confusion with modern rules, our passion for queuing or our inability to complain, Dom’s colourful array of characters are set to shock, surprise and shine a light on the comedy state of the nation. Merging our nation’s infectious ability to make fun of itself, together with Dom Joly’s unique talents, Fool Britannia is a distinctive new comedy series filled with memorable characters and new catchphrases guaranteed to provide hilarious results
A Touch of Cloth "A Touch of Cloth" is an all-encompassing parody of every police procedural ever written. It stars John Hannah (The Mummy, Spartacus) as DCI Jack Cloth - a maverick, heavy drinking loner who has thrown himself into his work following the mysterious death of his wife. The damaged, haunted Cloth is teamed with plucky no-nonsense sidekick DC Anne Oldman, played by Suranne Jones (Coronation Street, Unforgiven). Together the pair investigate a series of increasingly grisly murders and find themselves on the trail of a devious killer
Season 2 premiere date TBA later
2012 - some month(s) us comedy shows ........ update 16/12/2012
Wedding Bandded [TBS] Comedy 12 Nov 2012 Delivering equal parts comedy and heart, TBS's Wedding Band centers on the bromance of four likable but occasionally reckless young men who can't figure out their own lives. One thing they have figured out, however, is that weddings are the wildest parties in town. After all, the groupies are bridesmaids, the drinks are free and the best part, there's a paycheck waiting at the end of the night. It's not just weddings, the band also brings the party to bar mitzvahs, high-school reunions and even bachelorette parties
Malibu Country (ABC) on 2 Nov 2012 In Malibu Country, McEntire stars as a broke divorcee who moves her family to Malibu where she attempts to revive her music career while keeping her children from being corrupted by the city
DTLA [Logo] Comedy Oct 24, 2012 DTLA follows the relationships and sex lives of eight friends with varied ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientations who work and live in Downtown Los Angeles. Lenny, a civil litigation attorney, reunites with his college friend SJ during the breaking point in her marriage -- and while his own long-term relationship with Bryan starts to crumble. Also in the mix are: Kai, a young teacher obsessed with hooking up with his celeb crush; Marky, a young Marine cadet, and his boyfriend Matthew, a newcomer to LA who will stop at nothing to make it as an actor; and Stefan, an outspoken lawyer struggling to make his relationship work with his much younger boyfriend Trey after finding out about his secret life. This series, originally billed as "a cross between QUEER AS FOLK and SWINGERS," raised $33,525 in funding at kickstarter.com, and, according to producers, "was the first instance that a Kickstarter-assisted, crowd-funded television series received domestic and international distribution." The night this series premiered on Logo in the United States, it simultaneously made its international debut on Canada's Out TV.
UNDEREMPLOYED "Underemployed" follows a group a five friends -- Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles -- all filled with lofty goals, romantic dreams and hopefulness for complete world domination on their road to adulthood. But what happens when things don't go exactly according to plan? "Underemployed" picks up one year after their college graduation when reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through the major life changes young twentysomethings know all too well, including dead-end jobs, terrible bosses and romantic mistakes. This group of old friends becomes a new family as they go through all the highs and lows in their newfound adult lives and prove together that if life is about living, none of them are underemployed.
Chrissy & Mr. Jones Rapper finally gets his dream-girl and they fall in love. She proposes to him. He proposes to her. And now, Jim & Chrissy are THE hip-hop couple with all eyes pointed at them. As tradition goes, the next step for the couple is obvious, but on this road to the altar, all is not as it seems. VH1's new docu-series "Chrissy & Mr. Jones" is a look inside one of Hip Hop's most infamous couples. As they weave through their own development, they'll collide with their past, embark on new ventures and make the difficult decision about tying the knot. This is a story about commitment, drama, industry and at the end of the day -- family.
See Dad Run David Hobbs has been America's favorite Dad for the past 10 years, but that is all coming to an end. As David says goodbye to his life of sitcom T.V., reality awaits him at home with his wife and three kids. When the stay-at-home parent roles switch, David must learn the ins and outs of being a house-dad, while his wife Amy returns to the big screen. Suddenly, looking after three quirky kids and keeping their home in check becomes his newest starring role!
How to Rock How to Rock follows the journey of talented teenager Kacey (Cymphonique Miller), a once perfect “mean girl” who falls out of favor with the in-crowd after she has to get glasses and braces. She soon discovers that hanging out with a new group of friends may not be as bad as it first seemed. The season will follow Kacey as she navigates through high school social circles, makes real and fake friendships, and learns how to rock her real self.
Total Blackout Hosted by Jaleel White (Family Matters), "Total Blackout" is a half-hour extreme game show in which contestants battle each other and their fears in a series of challenges, confronting their own worst enemy - themselves. However, there is a twist - all the challenges are played in complete darkness; no lights, no blindfolds and no-holds barred as the players face their fears and unexpected surprises in a series of nerve-wracking games.
Lilyhammer “Lilyhammer” follows New York mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. A sports fan, Frank wants to make his new life in Lillehammer, the Norwegian town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics – or as he calls it “Lilyhammer”. Frank has visions of a paradise of “clean air, fresh white snow and gorgeous broads” far away from the temptations of the Big Apple and from mob hit men. Reality, of course, turns out to be spectacularly different.
some of the jan - oct 2012 list of comedy dramas for references :
us - The Neighbors, Ben & Kate, The Mindy Project, Partners (2012), Go On, Animal Practice, The New Normal, The Inbetweeners, Bullet in the Face, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, WakeBrothers, Guys With Kids, Sullivan & Son, Trust Us With Your Life, Anger Management, Brand X With Russell Brand, Baby Daddy, The Soul Man, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Bunk, Men at Work, Common Law, Veep, Girls, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Best Friends Forever, Bent (2012), Key & Peele, Inside Comedy, Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus, Rob, Are You There, Chelsea?, House of Lies, Work It , Angry Boys,
uk -The Work Experience, Hebburn, Fresh From The Fringe, Switch (UK), Me And Mrs Jones, Series J - Joints, A Touch of Cloth, Fool Britannia, Cuckoo, Moone Boy, Bad Education, Hunderby, Dead Boss, Gates, Clayton Grange, Comedy World Cup, Gloomsbury, Series J - Joints, The Revolting World Of Stanley Brown, Ronna & Beverly, Watson & Oliver, GCB, Life's Too Short, Just A Minute,The Matt Lucas Awards, The Midnight Beast, Pramface, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, The Midnight Beast,
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2012 - some recent month (s) 2012 reality tv & docu-series...... update 12/12/2012
Hot Set September 18, 2012 From the producers of Syfy's hit series "Face Off", "Hot Set" is an extreme design challenge pitting two Hollywood production designers each week in a head-to-head battle to design, build, decorate and ultimately create an original and signature movie set that transports the viewer into an immersive world. Each week, two teams, led by talented production designers, will be challenged to create an immersive world around a surprise element - an unusual prop, character, or animal. They will have just 3 days and a limited budget to create an original space that holds up to the scrutiny of Hollywood’s top creative experts.
Cursed [bio] October 12, 2012 Using first-person accounts, interviews with experts and friends, and cinematic re-enactments, host Dr. David Marsh chronicles stories of people who have lived through curses that have tormented, hurt, and even killed. Each 60-minute episode has a common theme, featuring three tales about those who have lived through curses or had seen others affected by them, including these stories: "Borrowed Agony," which documents stories from people who have come in contact with cursed objects, such as a doll that Victor's sister received as a gift as a child, the famous 'Crying Boy' painting that is said to cause the home it is in to burn to the ground, and a welding mask that Richard puts on at a friend's house, opening the door for a spirit; "Inherited Misery," which highlight stories about cursed bloodlines and families, such as a direct descendent of the Bell Witch who terrorizes the men in his bloodline until they commit suicide or are driven insane, a family curse that kills off the men by way of cars, and the spirit of an angry relative that causes noises, strange occurrences and violent actions in the family home; "Tempting Fate," which features stories about curses associated with removing objects from forbidden places, such as an ancient relic that causes Jake to feel pain and misery after taking the object from the land of a legendary witch, knickknacks from Bodie State Park in California, causing countless tourists to be stricken with illness, accidents and sudden death, and a cursed object purchased in Egypt by a doctor who later sought out an exorcism to rid him of the curse; and many more tales of terror. Dr. David Marsh is a retired Professor and holds PhDs in Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology from Oxford University and Dartmouth.
My Food Obsession [Cooking Channel] mini series October 14, 2012 From sleep eating to food phobias, MY FOOD OBSESSION follows people who struggle with eating disorders, showing the medical treatment they receive. Each 30-minute episode documents the habits and lives of two people, including: 21-year-old Jessica, who sleepwalks to the kitchen, consuming up to 1500 additional calories, and goes to a sleep clinic for help; 25-year-old Patrick, who is so obsessed with vinegar that he drinks seven or more cups every day and who receives disturbing news from a doctor that might convince him to give it up; 25-year-old Shiseido, who has a paralyzing phobia of mayonnaise, leaving her in a state of constant anxiety, and who must decide whether to seek help to confront her fear; and 44-year-old Vic, who has dedicated his life to expanding his collection of hot sauce bottles -- from 4400 bottles to 5500 -- while draining his and his wife's bank account.
My Shopping Addiction [Oxygen] October 15, 2012 With the help of their friends, family and clinical psychologists Dr. David Tolin and Dr. Ramani Durvasul, young people face crises that are brought on by their dangerous addiction to spending. Each 60-minute episode follows two different shopping addicts, including: Heather, whose addiction to designer handbags may leave her penniless -- even though she inherited a large sum of money from her grandmother; Roshanda, who borrows money from friends and family so she can pack her home full of products from the 99 cent store; and other shoppers who need help breaking bad habits. The clinical psychologists are: Dr. Ramani Durvasula, Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, who completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at UCLA, followed by clinical training at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute; and Dr. David Tolin, a board-certified clinical psychologist and the President-Elect of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, who is the founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at The Institute of Living and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
Claimed and Shamed [BBC One (UK)] docu-series crime Oct 15 2012 Claimed and Shamed takes a look at insurance fraud, including dishonest claimants being caught on camera.
Tattoo Nightmares [Spike] October 16, 2012 Using re-enactments and first-person interviews, TATTOO NIGHTMARES reveals people's often-hilarious horror stories behind their awful tattoos, and then chronicles the best tattoo artists in the business as they fix and cover someone else's mistakes. Each 30-minute episode features three people with hilarious and downright disturbing tats, including these images: a horrible Los Angeles skyline tattoo; a pot leaf; a client's portrait of his ex; a dragon tattoo tramp stamp; a belly button tattoo; a tattoo prank of tribal flames; a Vegas mistake transformed into a pirate; and many more works of art that need a miracle makeover. Plus, each episode features three different tattoo artists: Big Gus, who was born and raised in the streets of Los Angeles and began tattooing at the age of 14 when gang members noticed and admired his talents, asking him to ink their members; Tommy Helm, a finalist in Season 1 of INK MASTERS, who graduated the toy design program at FIT and has been tattooing for over 17 years -- now with a two-year wait list at his studio, Empire State Tattoo; and Jasmine Rodriguez, born and raised in Yonkers, who has been earning a living tattooing in the Bronx for the past 16 years after realizing at a very young age she wanted to become a tattoo artist -- at 15, she begged the owner of Champion Tattoo for a job
My Life Is a Lifetime Movie [Lifetime] October 16, 2012 Using cinematic recreations and first person interviews, women in peril recount their jaw-dropping experiences that are so astonishing and so unbelievable that they must be true. Each 60-minute episode features two implausible and incredible stories, including: an attractive young teacher, Dayton High School's Nicole Howell, whose life is turned upside down by an overzealous student's shocking accusations of sexual misconduct; Manhattan wife Barbra Reifel, whose husband was a drug-addicted doctor operating on patients while he was high and later selling human body parts for transplants; MaryJo Miller, a determined mother who took on a small town to save her daughter's reputation when she gets dragged into a sexting scandal; a husband and wife who befriended a neighbor only to have their good deed turn into a real-life fatal attraction that resulted in a near-death experience; a twice divorced mom who thought she found her prince charming...but who was actually a Cuban spy; and many more tantalizing tales.
Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case [ID] Docudrama Crime Nov 3, 2012 Featuring re-enactments as well as interviews with law-enforcement officers and the victims' families, MOTIVES & MURDERS: CRACKING THE CASE presents competing versions of what may have happened in a crime as the program explores the emotional stories of those attempting to find closure in homicide investigations. Each 60-minute episode features a different tale, including those about: Jeanine Harms, who goes out on a date and disappears into thin air, causing friends and family to become frantic; the boss at a West Virginia security company, who was shot and left to die in the mountains; and many more stories.
Start-Ups: Silicon Valley [Bravo] reality Nov 5, 2012 This reality series follows a group of six young entrepreneurs and explores their intertwining lives, as they try to create Silicon Valley's next great success story. These driven, ambitious and highly motivated individuals are all-work-and-all-play as they blaze their own paths, each relying on their own unique perspectives about the future of technology, business and how to get ahead. While trying to find balance amidst their complicated social network, they discover that in the fast paced world of Silicon Valley, success and failure can come and go with just a simple keystroke. The six entrepreneurs are: Ben Way, a native of the United Kingdom and an entrepreneurial prodigy, who made and lost millions of dollars before the age of 22 and is now poised to make another run at changing the world along with his newly reunited sister, Hermione; Hermione Way, a trained journalist and savvy marketing specialist, who recently took on the role of start-up co-founder with her brother and is now struggling to find the balance between her Silicon Valley connections and Ben's business sense; Sarah Austin, a Silicon Valley native and self-proclaimed first "life-caster" on the Internet, who has been broadcasting her every move for the world to see -- with over a million monthly hits on her site -- but who has an ongoing feud with Hermione and some occasional hook ups with Ben; Dwight Crow, a crazy and absolutely brilliant programming savant, who is either intensely coding next to his 10th cup of coffee or out partying with his hacker buddies and solving complex algorithms while playing beer pong; David Murray, who set his sights on creating the next big app without funding and is only one missed mortgage payment away from losing everything; and Kim Taylor, a Midwesterner transplanted in Silicon Valley, who is leading a fledgling company to legitimate success but now has an insatiable appetite to trade security and comfort to forge her own start-up dreams.
Witness [HBO] docu-series Nov 5, 2012 WITNESS is a series of four documentaries from writer-director Michael Mann and acclaimed documentary director David Frankham, which follows a new generation of photojournalists into conflict zones around the world. Each episode features a photojournalist in a different part of the world, including: Juarez, Mexico, the murder capital of the world, where pro journalist Eros Hoagland, son of "Newsweek" photography John Hoagland, immerses himself in a culture where drug violence has left more than 10,000 dead and drugs are still flowing north; Libya, where following the revolution and the end of Gaddafi's rule, Michael Christopher Brown had previously survived a mortar strike that killed Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros and is now documenting extreme moments of present-day chaos and reliving the loss of his friends and mentors; South Sudan, where French photojournalist Veronique de Viguerie travels with the Arrow Boys, an unpaid militia of farmers who took up arms to protect their families from the Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army; and Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Eros Hoagland captures a city that currently remains crippled by a war raging between police and powerful drug gangs -- with more than 2,000 Brazilian military taking to the streets.
Caught Red Handed [truTV] Reality Crime hidden camera Nov 5, 2012 Undercover store detectives use hidden cameras to expose shoplifters, revealing outlandish schemes and outrageous lies and alibis when the crooks are confronted with their crimes. Whether they claim they're a secret agent in flip-flops or trying to hide a fifth of tequila down a pair of pants, these criminals try to weasel their way out of jams with pleas of innocence when they're caught red-handed. Each of the first two 30-minute episodes focused on a different location, including: Flemingtons, a New Jersey department store; and HOWS Markets, a high-end supermarket in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9pm ET, truTV aired back-to-back preview episodes of this program, and more than eight months later, on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10pm ET, the network presented the official series premiere of CAUGHT RED HANDED.
Dara O'Briain's Science Club [BBC2] nov 6, 2012 Experts and a lively audience join Dara O Briain to tackle the biggest ideas in science, taking a single subject and examining it from lots of different and unexpected angles
Breaking Magic [Discovery Channel (US)] nov 11, 2012 his nine-part series goes on a worldwide tour with todays most innovative magicians who transform pure science into mind-boggling magic tricks, and demonstrates the chemistry, physics and biology that power the worlds greatest illusions
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face [Biography Channel (US)] nov 30, 2012 Several locations across the country have been marred by tragedy and death, leading to a trail of unexplainable events. Now the investigative team known as the Paranormal Syndicate will visit some of America's most haunted locations and use their unique approach to collect and record tangible evidence of paranormal activity
Be the Boss [A&E (US)] Dec 02, 2012 A&E presents the new original real life series "Be the Boss", a competition-based series that pits two employees of a franchise-based company in the battle of a lifetime - with the chance to become the owner of their very own franchise - to, in success, become their own boss. "Be the Boss" premieres Sunday, December 2 at 10PM ET/PT. From the Emmy-award winning creators of "Undercover Boss", "Be the Boss" faces off two lower-level employees from the ranks, giving them the chance at what they think is a big promotion. In each episode, the CEO summons two deserving candidates to the company headquarters and subsequently puts them through a series of challenges to test their mettle at being in a senior management role. Both employees battle to prove they should earn the promotion, but they're in for the shock of their lives when they discover that an even greater opportunity is ultimately at stake - the keys to their very own franchise! With franchise fees often running into the hundreds of thousands and sometimes even exceeding one million dollars, "Be the Boss" offers one of the largest prizes in all of television... and the promotion goes to the runner-up!
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2012 - some highlights on uk series ..... update 31/12/2012
Blackout [BBC1] 3 parts miniseries july 2012 Daniel Demoys, a corrupt council official who was once an idealistic young man, wakes up after another night of heavy drinking and finds he may have beat a man to death. Until that night, his alcoholism had driven a wedge between him and his family -- wife Alex and their three children -- but now it threatens his career. As Daniel begins his quest for redemption, he gains the public's adoration and becomes a candidate for Mayor. The public sees him as a straight-talking everyday hero who has been open about his personal problems and struggle with addiction, but his family and friends see the real person behind the public facade. Once elected as mayor and with Det. Dalien Bevan on his trail about the murder, Daniel finds he might have to confront the political machine, while keeping his secret from his wife and deepening his relationships with Bevan's ex-wife Sylvie, hospital nurse Donna and Ruth, the murdered man's daughter. Ovation aired the U.S. premiere of this three-part series on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8pm ET.
Good Cop [BBC1] aug 2012 Warren will play a young Liverpool response cop, PC Rocksavage. When his best friend is murdered the impact of his brutal death throws his whole life and career into turmoil. He starts to question everything he believes in and the difference between right and wrong. He finds himself increasingly desirous for revenge and a different kind of justice
Parade's End [BBC two] 5 parts series aug 2012 In the dying days of the Edwardian Empire, Christopher Tietjens enters into a destructive marriage with the beautiful but cruel socialite Sylvia. Ignoring her overt flirtation with other men, Christopher resolves to remain faithful to her, even when he encounters fearless young suffragette Valentine
The Last Weekend (ITV) 3 parts series aug 2012 The Last Weekend is a drama series starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Shaun Evans, Genevieve O'Reilly and Claire Keelan. A short break in the Suffolk countryside gives a rare opportunity for two couples to spend some quality time together. The two men, Ian and Ollie, are friends from university, but they have gone on to live very different lives. The competitive edge to the men's relationship soon rises to the surface, leading to shocking consequences for everybody
A Mother's Son (2 parts miniseries) 03 Sept End 04 Sept 2012 The murder of a local teenager tears through a community and threatens to destroy a family in this gripping two part drama. When Rosie (Hermione Norris) finds incriminating evidence under her son’s bed she torn between her maternal bond and her conscience. Enlisting the help of ex-husband David (Paul McGann), the pair embark on a mission to discover the truth. Matters are made worse when Rosie’s attentions turn to her stepson, who has begun to behave strangely since the horrific incident. Can a family not bound by blood survive when placed under enormous strain?
Mrs Biggs (5 parts miniseries) 05 Sept 2012 ‘Mrs Biggs’ is the true story of the woman behind Britain’s most famous villain, Great Train Robber Ronald Biggs. Over five, hour-long episodes we go on an astonishing journey with her, from naïve young woman to reluctant gangster’s moll; from a stifling, choking life at the hands of an overbearing father, to the joy of freedom and motherhood. ‘Mrs Biggs’ gives us the inside story on one of the most infamous crimes of the twentieth century; but more than anything it is a sweeping love story told across three decades and from one side of the world to the other
The Bletchley Circle (3 parts miniseries) 6 Sept 2012 World War II murder mystery drama The Bletchley Circle new three-part series set in 1952, based on the lives of four fictional women, whose brilliant work at the top security headquarters Bletchley Park during World War II helped to break codes used by the German military
The Scapegoat (1 part miniseries) 09 Sept 2012 Set in 1952, this brand-new Daphne Du Maurier adaptation tells of two very different men, John Standing and Johnny Spence, who have one thing in common – a face. Almost exact replicas of each other, they meet by chance, each at a crossroads in their life. Stepping literally into his double’s shoes, John is suddenly responsible for a crumbling stately home and has to deal with a distraught wife, an eccentric daughter and two mistresses. Increasingly attracted to this dysfunctional group of women, his presence starts to alter the chemistry of the household. Then his nemesis Johnny returns in secret to the house, with evil intent. Filled with Du Maurier’s trademark elements of suspense and unexpected twists, The Scapegoat is a brilliant story in the tradition of the writer of Don’t Look Now, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca and The Birds
Leaving (3 parts miniseries) 10 Sept 2012 Leaving is a relationship drama written by acclaimed screenwriter Tony Marchant. It’s a character-driven story about the complexities of love, family and growing up. 25 year old Aaron Hughes lives with his parents in Warrington. He’s failed to get a job since leaving university and his ex-girlfriend Phoebe is about to marry his brother. Life’s not panning out the way he’d hoped. After he meets Julie Ranmore, a married mum of two, he finds his life changing
The Paradise [BBC One] 25 Sept 2012 The Paradise is a drama series written by Bill Gallagher. Denise Lovett is a young country girl with only her wits to live on after showing up in a Northern city to take up a long-held promise of work in her uncle’s drapery shop. She soon finds out though that her uncle cannot afford to employ her as most of his customers have been seduced away by the The Paradise, the country’s first department store, across the street. She ends up being forced to take a job at The Paradise and falls in love with its surroundings and reckless owner, John Moray
Homefront (UK) 27 Sept 2012 Claire Skinner, Clare Higgins, Nicola Stephenson and Antonia Thomas are the military wives and girlfriends in this ITV Studios new contemporary drama series about the women who fight the battles on the ‘homefront’ whilst their men are in Afghanistan risking their lives
Wizards vs Aliens (CBBC) Oct 29 Young Tom Clarke discovers something very special about himself...he's a Wizard, and even more astonishingly, discovers there are other forms of life in the universe! The evil Alien Nekross are on their way, intending to consume as much magic as they can to fuel their desires of conquest. Now Tom and his brainy best friend Benny must combat the Nekross, thwart their plans at every turn, and safeguard the Earth with a blend of Science and Sorcery
Nick Nickleby [BBC One (UK)] Family, Drama Nov 5, 2012 Nick Nickleby has been updated for television from the Charles Dickens novel Nicholas Nickleby to reflect the concerns and questions about modern Britain. Dickens’ exploration of corruption within a private boarding schools has been switched to care-homes for the elderly. The series invites the viewers at home to reflect on how the vulnerable suffer when the pursuit of profit is valued more than that of human kindness. Following his father’s death the family farm is repossessed and Nick travels to London with his mum and younger sister, Kat, to look for help from Uncle Ralph, the owner of a chain of high profile care homes.
Secret State (formerly known as Coup) [Channel 4] 4 parts conspiracy thriller Nov 7, 2012 Secret State is a drama series which is inspired by Chris Mullin's novel A Very British Coup. Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins vows to take on the American petrochemical company Petrofex following a devastating accident on British land. Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance lead this high-calibre thriller of political cover-ups, laying bare the intersections between government and industry that test the integrity of those in power. Also starring Gina McKee, Anna Madeley and Sophie Ward.”
Crime Stories [ITV] nov 12, 2012 Brand new drama series filmed in the style of a documentary crew following two police officers, DI Jane Preston and DS Ben Shaw, as they try to uncover the truth behind crimes. CCTV and interviews are used to help tell the storylines behind the crimes. In this episode, a woman reports that her elderly father has been robbed at the care home where he lives. The prime suspect is his carer who regularly buys items on behalf of the elderly man. But when the team dig a little deeper they discover that there is more to this case than meets the eye. Continues all week.
Everyday [Channel 4] tv movie nov15, 2012 One-off drama that tells the story of four children separated from their father, and a wife separated from her husband. The father Ian is in prison. The mother Karen has to bring up a family of four children by herself. Filmed over a period of five years, Everyday uses the repetitions and rhythms of everyday life to explore how a family can survive a prolonged period apart. The story unfolds in a series of visits: first the family visiting the father in prison, later the father visiting the family at home. With each visit the distance between the children and their father becomes harder to bridge. By avoiding the normal cinematic conventions of time passing, Everyday focuses on the small subtle changes as people grow up and grow old while being apart. It is a story of survival and love: a celebration of the small pleasures of everyday life. John Simm stars.
Falcón [Sky Atlantic] crime 15 Nov 2012 Falcón is based on the novels of award-winning British writer Robert Wilson, The opening two-part story, The Blind Man of Seville, begins with the torture and murder of a wealthy businessman. The second Falcón mystery is The Silent and the Damned, Sky Atlantic, 10pm, starts Thursday 29 November The sudden death of an eminent Sevillian businessman draws Falcon into a dark conspiracy involving corruption and abuse at the highest level. Stars: Robert Lindsay, Bill Paterson
The Secret of Crickley Hall [BBC One] 3 parts drama Nov18, 2012 Crickley Hall is an old house with an unpleasant history, and so the house is often without tenants. Although it is never truly empty. When bad things happen in a place they can leave their mark on it. Some very bad things have happened in Crickley Hall and when the Caleigh family move in it isn't long before they discover that things are not quite right with the house
Last Tango In Halifax [BBC One] Nov 20, 2012 Last Tango In Halifax follows Alan Buttershaw and Celia Dawson, two widowers in their 70s. When their grandchildren put them on Facebook, they rediscover feelings for one another that are just as intense and beautiful now as they were 60 years ago when they were teenagers. Unfortunately, both Alan and Celia’s family come with baggage. Alan’s daughter Gillian and Celia’s daughter Caroline are like chalk and cheese. Chaotic, independent Gillian runs the family farm along with her teenage son, Raff, after the death of her husband in an apparent farming accident. Arrogant, ultra-respectable Caroline is the headmistress of a successful school, dealing with the fallout of her academic husband John’s extra-marital affair. Neither daughter would ever dream of getting in the way of their parents’ happiness. But somehow life and love are never quite that straightforward. Produced by Red Production Company the comedy series stars Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Nicola Walker, Sarah Lancashire, Tony Gardner, Dean Andrews and Ronni Ancona.
The Town [ITV1] drama 3 parts 05 Dec 2012 The Town follows 30 year old Mark Nicholas who, after ten years away, comes home to Renton. He always had a strained relationship with his parents, his grandmother Betty is now living in his childhood bedroom and he barely knows his teenage sister Jodie. Mark starts to be drawn back into the life he left behind. Most of his school friends still live in the town but he finds it hard to re-connect with them. Hardest of all is meeting his first love Alice who stayed behind when he left. They still have strong feelings for each other but Alice is now married with a child. Mark struggles to decide whether he should stay permanently to be with his family. But a new life is difficult to build in the place you used to call home and it now feels like you barely know it.
Restless [Sundance Channel] 2 parts miniseries 2012 Dec 7th and 14th about a young woman who discovers her mother's secret past as a Russian spy working for the British Secret Intelligence Service. "Restless"
The Poison Tree [ITV1] drama 2 parts 10 Dec 2012 The Poison Tree follows translator Karen Clarke, a haunted woman who will go to extraordinary lengths to protect her family and the secrets that she keeps from them. Brief flashbacks to the past will tell Karen’s story; that of an ordinary girl thrown into an extraordinary world, as Karen first meets the glamorous Biba and her brother Rex in one long summer of love, but quickly becomes tangled up in their tragic family history with the romantic idyll turning into a nightmare – one that haunts her to the present day stars MyAnna Buring (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) as Karen, Ophelia Lovibond (No Strings Attached) as Biba and Matthew Goode (Watchmen) as Rex.
Doors Open [ITV] TV movie Dec 26,2012 is set in Edinburgh and tells the story of a self-made millionaire, an art professor and a banker who come together to undertake an art heist. The trio plots to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the country – Edinburgh’s private art collection owned by a national bank. Incensed by wealthy patrons hiding works of art away in private collections, they devise a plan to swap priceless masterpieces stored in the gallery’s warehouse with brilliantly accurate forgeries. Doors Open stars Stephen Fry as art expert Professor Gissing, Kenneth Collard as banker Allan Cruickshank and Dougie Henshall as Mike Mackenzie, a self-made businessman with too much time on his hands. The two hour TV movie was produced by Stephen Fry’s Sprout Pictures and was shot on location in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ripper Street [BBC One] 8 parts 30 Dec 2012 Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is an exhilarating travel-adventure series that follows actor and wildlife enthusiast, Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings), as he explores the remote corners of the globe in search of some the most badass animals in the world. In each episode of the eight part series, Dominic takes the viewer along on an intimate journey as he backpacks through the rainforests of Ecuador, the caves of Venezuela, the arid deserts of Namibia and many more exotic locales – to get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and elusive creatures known to man. Along the way, he’ll encounter vibrant locals, quirky experts and a host of creatures that inhabit the strange and wonderfully wild places on our planet.
2012 - some highlights on us series ..... update 28/12/2012
The Girl [HBO] 1 part tv movie Oct 20 Based on the book "Spellbound by Beauty" by Donald Spoto. In 1962 Alfred Hitchcock was riding a wave of success with his acclaimed film "Psycho." Eager to top his latest box-office hit, he decided to make a suspense film called "The Birds." He believed the birds were actually the stars of the film, which eliminated the need to cast a well-known actress in the lead role. The director chose Tippi Hedren, a striking ex-model with no acting experience for the part, giving her a seven-year contract. Hitchcock took a Svengali approach to his young protege, grooming her for months to be a star. Being so close to Hollywood royalty was uncharted territory for her, so she thought it was wonderful and felt close to him and his wife, Alma. But Hedren soon found herself fending off his crude sexual advances and enduring his abusive, manipulative behavior. Her rejection of his misguided attempts only added to his obsession, putting both their careers and personal lives in jeopardy. After doing two pictures with Hitchcock, Hedrin battled to get out of her seven-year contract, by the time she eventually did, her career was in ruins.
Mockingbird Lane (NBC) onetime pilot Oct 26 “Mockingbird Lane” is a new reimagined version of the classic 1960s comedy “The Munsters”, now as a visually spectacular one-hour drama with a darker edge and tone. The cast includes Jerry O’Connell (“The Defenders”) as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi (“Arrested Development”) as his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard (“United States Of Tara,” “The Riches”) as Grandpa, Mason Cook (‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D”) as Eddie and Charity Wakefield (“The Raven”) as Marilyn
Primeval: New World which is the spin – off series from the hit UK series Primeval, premier in Canada on October 29 and in England will be airing in late 2012, but have yet to confirm an official date, .Syfy will be airing the series in 2013
Christmas Song [Hallmark] tv movie Nov 3, 2012 Due to budget cuts, two New York City private high schools are forced to merge into the newly formed co-ed Cater-Cresswell Academy and have not, as of yet, blended into one harmonious body. It's especially stressful for the award-winning choral groups of the two former schools -- old rivalries die-hard. Now, music teachers Diana Deason and Ken Stoddard must compete for a single music department position by entering dueling musical acts in a televised Christmas song competition. The success of either group will determine the fate of the music department and who will get the job as the school's only music director. In a heated battle of the sexes and music styles, the teachers and their students will do anything to win. As the musical teams duke out their differences, romantic sparks begin to ignite between Diana and Ken. Confused by these new-found feelings, Diana is forced to reevaluate her priorities and choose what is really worth fighting for. Together, students and teachers learn the true meaning of Christmas
The Eleventh Victim [Lifetime] tv movie Nov 3, 2012 Based on the novel by Nancy Grace. Hard-driving Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean has no fear going head-to-head with some of Atlanta's most vicious felons. With her friend, Detective Garlan Fincher, she works tirelessly to secure the conviction of serial killer Clinton Burrell Cruise. The case becomes personal for her when she is attacked by Cruise in open court. Still recovering physically and mentally from Cruise's attempt to strangle her, she moves to New York and begins a new career as a therapist. Having pursued a degree in therapy before becoming a lawyer, she resumes her training and soon begins seeing clients. But when her clients start to turn up dead one by one -- with the murderer using the same patterns as Cruise, the Atlanta serial killer she put behind bars -- she is forced back into the dark world she left behind in Atlanta. She calls upon her old pal, Fincher, to help her catch the cold-blooded killer who could very well make her his next target.
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade [Hallmark] tv movies Comedy Nov 4, 2012 Chicago native Emily Jones, loves her "windy city" and has dedicated her career to coordinating its beloved Thanksgiving Day parade every year. This year, she is hoping for a memorable holiday and anticipating a long-awaited proposal from her long-distance boyfriend Brian. But trouble ensues when the parade director hires a wealthy development consultant, Henry William, to analyze the finances of the parade and increase profits. Immediately writing Henry off as a privileged playboy, she worries he will ruin the joyful spirit of the parade, not knowing how much it means to the city like she does. As the two are forced to work together to pull off a successful event, Emily is determined to show Henry she's in charge. But when she suffers a sudden setback, she starts to rely on him to help her through it, and suddenly realizes she might be falling for him. As Thanksgiving draws nearer, she is torn between her feelings for him and the magical parade she so desperately wants. Hoping to end the feud between them, she must convince him the parade is more than just balance sheets and dollar signs.
Left to Die [Lifetime] tv movies Nov 4, 2012 In 1995 Florida, 55-year old Sandra Chase, having never traveled outside the United States, is excited to accompany a male friend to Ecuador for a much needed vacation. Her dream vacation soon turns into a living nightmare when she is arrested at the airport in Quito and is unjustly imprisoned for supposedly smuggling cocaine in her suitcase. With no trial or any recourse, she is sent to a women's prison with deplorable living conditions and is continually terrorized by the other inmates. Meanwhile, her daughter Tammi is vigilantly working on getting her mother released from prison, but with limited knowledge of the laws and legal processes of Ecuador, she has little success. Unwavering in her belief of her mother's innocence, she is forced to drain her life savings while fighting with embassies and government officials, as she races against time to save her mother. In her determined fight for justice, she recruits a U.S. Congresswoman, Rep. Corinne Brown, and finally in 1997 they prevail in securing Sandra Chase's release on humanitarian grounds because of her medical condition of scleroderma.
Witness (HBO) Documentary, Family, Mini-series Nov 5, 2012 "WITNESS": This four-part series follows a new generation of young combat photographers into conflict zones in Mexico, Brazil, Uganda and Libya. It chronicles these photojournalists' immersions, their relations with the people on the ground and their closeness in battle - showing audiences why, when everyone else seeks cover, the war photographer stands.
LOLwork [Bravo (US)] doc-comedy Nov 07, 2012 The ups and downs of Ben Huh and his quirky staffers at a Seattle-based humor publisher on the Internet are charted in this reality series. First up: The gang competes to create a new comedic Web series
Mankind The Story Of All Of Us [History] 12 parts docu-series History Nov 14, 2012 Narrated by Stephen Fry, Mankind The Story Of All Of Us is produced by Nutopia and has been described as a cinematic documentary series which explores the history of mankind and how our fight for survival on a harsh brutal planet – in short it is the story of all of us. From the dawning of time, mankind has faced numerous obstacles and made surprising leaps forward. In an epic overview of the human race, this fast-paced story of us is htory like viewers have never seen before. Each event has been chosen because it’s a key turning point – a stepping stone in our journey from hunter-gatherer to global citizen. Our story is all about connections – why some ideas take hold and spread around the world and how the lives of people in one part of the world are shaped by events in another
L i z & D i c k (LIFETIME) tv movies 25 Nov 2012 Lindsay Lohan is set to star as the legendary Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime Original Movie "Liz & d***", Chronicles the great love between screen legend Elizabeth Taylor and celebrated actor Richard Burton, often called the romance of the century. In 1962, they meet on the set of Cleopatra and after their first screen kiss they are inseparable. In spite of being married to others at the time, their very public love affair ignites a worldwide frenzy of press attention as the couple frolic and jet-set about. Even the Pope denounce them publicly. In 1964, only a week after divorcing Eddie Fisher, Liz marries Richard in Canada. Over the course of 10 years, alcohol, infidelity and obsessive passion fuel their tumultuous relationship, but expensive jewels or their lavish lifestyle cannot save their often combative marriage. After divorcing in 1974, they reconcile and remarry 16 months later, only to divorce again later that year. Although no longer married, their deep love and respect for one another enable them to remain dear friends until Burton's death in 1984.
Labyrinth (2 parts Miniseries) Nov 30, 2012 t's based on the book by Kate Mosse, and here is a further description: "Set between modern day France and 13th century Carcassonne, two women's lives intertwine through history. Modern-day archaeologist Alice Tanner discovers skeletal remains and a labyrinth-engraved ring in a cave, attracting the attention of unscrupulous individuals. In 1209, newly married Alaïs Pelletier du Mas protects three sacred books that reveal a world-altering secret."
Transporter: The Series [CineMax] 22 Dec 2012 the action-packed Canada/France co-production starring Chris Vance. The high-octane series follows the adventures of professional transporter Frank Martin, who can always be counted on to get the job done and deliver his package.
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2012 - some highlights on reality tv & docu-series for oct 2012 ..... update 25/10/2012
The Brokaw Files [Military] Oct 15 docu-series historical With first-hand accounts drawn across his award-winning career, legendary NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw revisits pivotal moments in history, placing them in context by reflecting on their importance, providing new insight, and revealing behind-the-scenes information. In his career, Brokaw covered everything from the 1986 Challenger disaster to the 60th anniversary of D-Day and from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11. On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10pm ET, Military Channel aired a sneak-peek episode of this series, anchoring its "Red Hot & New Week."
Secrets of... [Military] Oct 16 docu-series military SECRETS OF... reveals training methods, weapons, and technology of the most mysterious agencies, companies, and groups in the world, such as Delta Force, Shadow Military, CIA Black Ops, Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and Army Rangers. The first episode highlighted The Navy SEALs, who are one of the most elite special operations forces in the world, executing missions that range from the assault on Osama bin Laden's compound to the rescue of both Jessica Buchanan and Captain Phillips from Somali pirates. Plus, interviews with President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, and Secretary of Defense Panetta reveal the preparation and execution of the SEAL Team 6 assault on the bin Laden compound. On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10pm ET, Military Channel aired a sneak-peek episode of this series, as part of its "Red Hot & New Week."
Combat Countdown [Military] Oct 17 docu-series military COMBAT COUNTDOWN showcases the biggest and best war machines on battlefields around the globe, traveling the world to see the elite technology from the land, sea and air -- and meet the brave soldiers who operate them every day. Each 60-minute episode features a different class of hardware, including: the best speed machines, such as the Striker APC to the legendary Blackbird and the cutting edge CB90 Assault craft; the heaviest hitting hardware, which can mean the difference between winning and losing on the battlefield; and much more military might. This series premiered during Military Channel's "Red Hot & New Week."
Commander in Chief: Inside the Oval Office [Military] Oct 18 docu-series Historical Using never-before-seen footage, rare images, declassified audio recordings, newly-released presidential documents, and exclusive interviews with those who witnessed history, COMMANDER IN CHIEF: INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE reveals the untold stories behind the critical military decisions in different presidencies. On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10pm ET, Military Channel aired a sneak-peek episode of this series, as part of its "Red Hot & New Week." This sneak-peek episode honored the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, highlighting the tense and contentious debates that took place in the White House in October of 1962 as the U.S. and the Soviet Union teetered on the brink of nuclear war
The Men Who Built America [History] Biography Historical Oct 16, 2012 THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA chronicles how five self-made men transformed the United States into a global superpower in a span of just 50 years, and how they affected the lives of every person in the world. After the Civil War and in the period leading up to World War I, these men saw opportunities where no one else had and they turned their dreams into reality, while showing that hard work, dedication and ingenuity can make lives better. These five visionaries are: Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was one of the first to see how railroads could change how goods are shipped, creating the model for our modern railroads; Andrew Carnegie, who created the process for mass-producing steel, allowing large buildings to become a reality; John D. Rockefeller, who discovered a way to refine oil that set the worldwide standard; J.P. Morgan, who created the modern financial system; and Henry Ford, who made the car accessible to the masses. The series tells these stories of the American Dream from the point of view of these five charismatic individuals, while showing how an assortment of other iconic Americans -- like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Mark Twain -- played supporting and, at times, unlikely roles. Plus, modern day business giants contribute their own perspectives, including innovators like Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch, Carly Fiorina, Alan Greenspan, d*** Parsons, Ron Perelman, T. Boone Pickens, Charles Schwab, Jack Welch and Steve Wozniak.
Cuban Missile Crisis – Three Men Go To War [PBS] documentary Oct 23, 2012 Fifty years ago this month it seemed that the world might enter into its first nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. What have we learned from that? Well, for one thing, you don’t need to respond to all communications, sometime it’s better to pick the one that you prefer. Cuban Missile Crisis – Three Men Go To War which promises to provide the inside story of the crisis by profiling Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev.
Secrets of the Dead [PBS] documentary Oct 23, 2012 Secrets of the Dead has its season premiere on certain PBS stations tonight. And, continuing the Cuban Missile Crisis theme, tonight’s episode reveals just how close to nuclear destruction the world really was during that time and how a Russian submariner’s refusal to fire a nuclear missile saved us all
Second Coming: Will Black America Decide the 2012 Election [BET] Oct 19 docu-series political The first of a two part documentary BET special follows behind-the-scenes efforts to mobilize the vote for U.S. President in 2012 and the ongoing debate about progress in the Black community. It follows the activities of celebrity and grass roots activists working to mobilize the black community to support President’s Obama run for re-election.This program features a diverse constellation of agents of political change and activism through the 2012 election cycle, while will also focusing on grassroots activists in battleground states.
Plane Extreme [Weather] Reality Workplace airplane Oct 15, 2012 PLANE XTREME is a reality series that follows Steve Hall, owner of Wing of Eagles (WOE) International Aircraft Delivery, who has been delivering planes around the world for more than four decades, moving more than 5000 aircrafts to extreme destinations in the North Atlantic, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and beyond. In this series, WOE delivers a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane from Iowa to Namibia through the Gulf of Guinea carwash, but the first pilot turns back after hitting bad weather and wrestling with the memory of his co-pilot who had died seven years earlier flying the same route. When a second ferry pilot takes the controls, he rides a jet stream to cross the Atlantic in record time, but a refueling stop on an island takes hours longer than it should. Next, a crew is sent to the island of Curacao to pick up a pair of Cessna Caravans, where two pilots identify over 300 squawks and deem the plane as not being airworthy. Then, Steve sends a pilot to pick up a Cessna 172 and deliver it to a flight school in Santiago, Chile, which requires a massive auxiliary fuel tank to extend the plane's range, while still needing stops in San Salvador, El Savador and then Guayaquil, Ecuador. Plus, Steve puts together two ferry pilots to deliver a pair of Cessna Caravans to two different customers in Nairobi, Kenya, which is a trip filled with computer and communication problems as well as lightning, high winds, and ice. Steve's crew includes: Captain Adam Domino, who has been flying planes for 26 years, with Wings of Eagles since 1998, when he became the company's senior captain; Dala Martin, the company's bookkeeper, who keeps track of costs for hundreds of flights and pilots each year and has a Smith & Wesson 380 always within reach; Captain David Doble, who earned a BS in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and took up ferry flying after piloting a 50 seat Regional Jet for Atlantic Coast Airlines (United Express); Jenny Nolan, Steve Hall's right-hand lady and secretary, who handles the paperwork for customs and flight clearances; Captain Robert Michael 'Mike' Tidwell, who has flown for Wings of Eagles for seven years, having delivered over 100 planes to countries like Iceland, Ecuador, South Africa, and Switzerland; and others, like Stuart Mills and Aidan Loehr, who Steve hires as ferry pilots
Coast Guard Florida [TLC] reality Oct 10, 2012 Follow the action at three different Florida Coast Guard stations. Basically, Coast Guard Alaska in a warmer climate
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2013 tv shows listing from jan to may 2013 ......... update 5/5/2013
WINTER 2012 - dec, jan, feb
Buck Wild [MTV ( USA)] Comedy Jan 03, 2013 Buckwild is an authentic comedic series following an outrageous group of childhood friends from the rural foothills of West Virginia who love to dodge grown-up responsibilities and always live life with the carefree motto, "whatever happens, happens".
Money might be tight in their neck of the woods, but whether they're throwing a dump truck pool party or building their own human slingshot, nothing stops them from making their own entertainment. Love and relationships come and go, but their bond with family and friends is always at the core for this eccentric group where anything goes!
Over/Under [USA] Drama Jan 04, 2013 A day trader with a massive gambling problem is fired from his job six months after a bad trade costs his firm millions. Shut out of the job market, he and his beautiful, photographer wife retreat to a neighborhood on the cusp of gentrification. He finds an unlikely partner and starts to turn his life around in an unexpected way
Mr Selfridge [ITV1] Drama 3 parts Jan 6,2013 MASTERPIECE/WGBH and ITV Studios have announced a coproduction deal that includes Mr. Selfridge (w.t.), a highly anticipated new drama series starring Jeremy Piven (Entourage) in the title role. Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House) and executive produced by Kate Lewis for ITV Studios, "Mr. Selfridge" recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, "Mr. Selfridge" follows Harry Gordon Selfridge ("Mile a Minute Harry"), a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry created a theater of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or just eccentric - was showcased
Private [BBC One] 5 parts mini series Jan 7, 2013 Privates is a drama series set in 1960 and follows the final intake of conscripts for National Service. The series follows the recruits different stories individually and as a group and follows them hurting, growing, rebeling and having fun Private Keenan is played by Alexander Vlahos, who was Mordred in BBC's Merlin.
Deception (NBC) (Formerly “Infamous”) Drama Jan 7, 2013 A female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in as the maid's daughter to solve a murder...
Cracked [CBC] 13 parts Crime, Drama, Medical Jan 08, 2013 A unique blend of a police and medical drama inspired by the real-life experiences of police officers and mental-health professionals, presenting a bold depiction of the psychological side of policing and the emotional impact on front-line workers and reflecting the reality that an overwhelming percentage of police calls involve people with mental illnesses or psychiatric disorders. The Psych Crimes Unit struggles to achieve balance between protecting the public from harm and protecting the dignity of all citizens, often at the expense of their own mental health
Spies of Warsaw [BBC4] 2 parts Jan 9,2013 David Tennant (Single Father, Doctor Who, Hamlet) and Janet Montgomery (Made In Jersey, Black Swan, Entourage) star in the new Dramaville miniseries, Spies of Warsaw, based on the New York Times bestselling author Alan Furst’s acclaimed spy novel. Adapted by renowned Emmy®-winning writers d*** Clement and Ian La Frenais, the miniseries follows Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (Tennant), a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, in the years leading up to the Second World War as he’s drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (Montgomery), a Parisian lawyer for The League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest. Spies of Warsaw, set in Poland, Paris, London and Berlin, combines historical, intelligent narratives, interlaced with flawed, romantic and compelling characters. Spies of Warsaw will premiere over two nights
1600 Penn (NBC) Comedy Jan 10, 2013 The story of a dysfunctional family living ... at the White House !
Great Night Out [ITV1] Comedy Jan 11, 2013 Great Night Out is a comedy drama series written by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni, with additional material by Jonathan Harvey and Steve Turner. The show follows the antics of four thirtysomething men who gather each week for a night out on the tiles in their home town of Stockport
John Bishop's Only Joking [Sky1] Comedy Jan 11, 2013 John Bishop's Only Joking features the popular comedian starring in a stand-up comedy show featuring a variety of famous faces and comedians including Jason Manford and Robbie Williams
Banshee (Cinemax) crimes Jan 11, 2013 Banshee stars Antony Starr as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier
Borealis [SPACE] Sci-Fi 1 part Jan 12, 2013 Set 30 years in the future, Vic (Ty Olsson, SUPERNATURAL), an ex-ultimate fighter, is the owner of the only airstrip, hotel, and bar in the high Arctic frontier town of Borealis. He does his best to keep the peace amongst a vast array of clashing characters in this lawless international free zone that sits on top of the world’s last remaining oil
Blandings [BBC One] Comedy Jan 13, 2013 Blandings is a period comedy series based on PG Wodehouse's stories and adapted for television by Guy Andrews. Set in 1929 in the fictional Blandings Castle, Lord Emsworth finds it hard to keep his dysfunctional family in order and usually ends up adding to the chaos himself
Father Brown [BBC1] Crime 10 parts Jan 14,2013 Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories. Father Brown is a Catholic priest who doubled as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries
The Carrie Diaries [The CW] Comedy Jan 14 2013 The Carrie Diaries, based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, follows a younger Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) who comes of age in the '80s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. Bushnell is attached to executive-produce alongside Gossip Girl duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein and writer Amy Harris
My Mad Fat Diary [Channel 4] 6 parts Comedy Jan 14, 2013 Set in the mid-90s at the height of cool Britannia, My Mad Fat Diary takes a hilarious and honest look at teenage life from the perspective of Rae - a funny, music-mad 16-year-old who, despite an eccentric mother and her own body image and mental health issues, has a huge lust for life, love and trying to get laid
Yes, Prime Minister (2013) [G.O.L.D. (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Politics Jan 15, 2013 Brand new GOLD produced version of the successful BBC satirical political comedy show
The Utopia Experiments [Channel 4] 6 parts thriller 15 Jan 2013 When a small group of previously unconnected people, who have met on a forum, take possession of the original manuscript of a fabled graphic novel, they find themselves relentlessly pursued by a shadowy unit called The Network.
Kroll Show [Comedy Central] Comedy 8 parts Jan 16, 2013 The premiere of this sketch-comedy show features a basketball referee trying to make postgame plans with players; a reality show starring two publicists named Liz; "Sex in the City for Dudes"; a diet infomercial; and a teen soap called "Wheels Ontario" that's set at a school for disabled children.
Newsreaders [Adult Swim] Comedy Jan 17, 2013 Newsreaders is a satire of the network television newsmagazine genre, from the creative team behind Adult Swim's highly successful comedy Childrens Hospital. Based upon the "Newsreaders" episodes of Childrens Hospital which aired during seasons two and three, Newsreaders will explore the vital issues that actually don't affect us every day, from hard-hitting investigations to harder-hitting heartwarming profiles
Way to Go [BBC THREE] 6 parts comedy 17 Jan 2013 is about three ordinary friends who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.
Legit (FX) comedy Jan 17, 2013 Legit is about a comedian, "Jim" (Jefferies) and his misguided attempts to become legitimate in life. He is encouraged in his quest by his best friend "Steve" (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve's brother "Billy" (D.J. Qualls)
The Following [FOX] Thriller Jan 21, 2013 The FBI estimates there are currently over 300 active serial killers in the United States. What would happen if these killers had a way of communicating and connecting with each other? What if they were able to work together and form alliances across the country? What if one brilliant psychotic serial killer was able to bring them all together and activate a following?
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan [BBC America] 8 parts Jan 22, 2013 In the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders, can anyone keep order in the blood stained London Streets? The eight-part BBC AMERICA co-production created by Richard Warlow, set in and around Victorian London, stars Matthew Macfadyen (Anna Karenina, MI-5, Pride and Prejudice), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz), Myanna Buring (The Twilight Saga, White Heat) and David Dawson (Luther, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). Haunted by the failure to catch London’s most evil killer, Inspector Edmund Reid (Macfadyen) now heads up the notorious H Division, the toughest district in London’s East End. Charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel, Inspector Reid is soon drawn deep into the seedy criminal underworld of Victorian London – where fear always lurks that each new murder could mark the return of The Ripper.
Bob Servant, Independent [BBC FOUR] 6 parts crime Jan 23, 2013 Television version of the bestselling Bob Servant books and the BBC Radio Scotland comedy, The Bob Servant Emails. Bob launches his political campaign with controversial results
Seed [Citytv] Comedy 13-episode Jan 28,2013 Harry discovers that his foray into the world of sperm donation has resulted in kids. Lots of kids! This ill-equipped bachelor finds himself entangled in the lives of his newfound children and their less-than-thrilled families; a lesbian couple and their 9 year-old oddball son, a painfully eager husband and wife and their rebellious teenage daughter, and an impulsive single woman with a ticking biological clock ... pregnant with his child
The Americans (FX) Jan 30, 2013 "The Americans" stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a suburban Washington couple who are secretly KGB spies
Agent Anna [TV1] Comedy Jan 31, 2013 “When all else fails, you can always sell real estate.” This is something Anna Kingston (Robyn Malcolm, "Outrageous Fortune") once heard and stored away, not really ever thinking that one day that time would come. But it does. Her husband has skived off to Australia with whatever funds were left from his failed business ventures and she’s been left with two teenage daughters, a mortgagee sale, her husband’s debts and little way of keeping it all afloat
Do No Harm (NBC) Drama Jan 31, 2013 Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale, “Rescue Me”) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all – a lucrative career, confident charm, the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he’s never seen before, he knows one thing: it’s happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable – seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of ‘Ian Price.’ For years he’s battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his – their – body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian’s hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk – patients, friends, coworkers and even the woman he loves – he’s got to stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned. Also starring are Alana De La Garza (“Law & Order”), Mousa Kraish (“Superbad”), Michael Esper (“A Beautiful Mind”), Ruta Gedmintas (“The Borgias”) and Phylicia Rashad (“The Cosby Show”). “Do No Harm” is produced by Universal Television and Traugott Company. The executive producer/writer is David Schulner (“Desperate Housewives,” “The Event”). Peter Traugott (“Ringer”) and Rachel Kaplan (“Ringer”) also are executive producers. Michael Mayer (NBC’s “Smash”) is the co-executive producer and director
Chronicles of Syntax Sci-fi February 1, 2013 The journey of Syntax and the identity struggles of those living in an uncertain and harsh reality. Syntax must choose between salvation and destruction. She is forced to choose to live to fight - or fight to live
Belle's [TV One ( USA)] 6 parts Comedy Feb 01, 2013 A heaping order of family and laughter are on the menu when TV One premieres its latest original scripted series Belle's, a new comedy centered around widower William "Big Bill" Cooper who owns and operates his family's upscale soul food restaurant
The Doctor Blake Mysteries [ ABC1] 10 parts edical Mystery Feb 01, 2013 'The Doctor Blake Mysteries' is set to star Craig McLachlan in it's lead role, as he takes over his deceased fathers medical practise, based in Ballarat in 1959
House of Cards [Netflix] Mystery Thriller Feb 01, 2013 “House of Cards,” explores the ruthless underside of British politics at the end of the Thatcher era. Reset against the backdrop of modern-day U.S. electoral politics, this new one-hour drama follows Spacey as an ambitious politician with his eye on the top job
Motive [CTV] 13 parts Crime | Thriller Feb 03, 2013 MOTIVE is an unconventional way to watch a crime drama unfold. Each episode of the new CTV Original Drama begins by revealing not only the victim, but the killer as well. It’s not a “whodunit,” it’s a “whydunit,” a question faced by spirited female Vancouver homicide detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) as she begins to piece together the clues from the crime. How are the victim and killer connected? What is the motive? As the mystery unfolds, the audience navigates a complicated maze of clues alongside the detective and her team
Being Eileen [BBC One] Comedy Feb 04, 2013 Being Eileen is a comedy series starring Sue Johnston and takes a look at the lives of the large, close-knit and dysfunctional Lewis family from Birkenhead in Merseyside
The Blue Rose [TV3] Crime | Drama Feb 04, 2013 Jane (Antonia Prebble, "Outrageous Fortune") is a humble office temp who takes on a new post at an inner city law firm and soon realises she’s not just filling in for a secretary with the flu - she’s sitting in a dead woman’s chair. The deceased woman is Rose whose best friend Linda (Siobhan Marshall, "Outrageous Fortune") is convinced that she was murdered, despite police reports to the contrary. Linda quickly enlists Jane in her quest to find the truth and together they recruit the IT guy and the lady from payroll and form the Society of the Blue Rose
Dancing On The Edge [BBC TWO] Drama History Music Feb 04,2013 Dancing On The Edge is a drama series broadcast on BBC TWO. The series is set during the early 1930s and follows the fortunes of a black jazz band in London during times of extraordinary change
Common Ground [Sky Atlantic ( Uk)] 10 parts Comedy Feb 04,2013 A 10 part series of comedy shorts produced for Sky Atlantic
Monday Mornings (TNT) drama Feb 4, 2013 Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care
The Spa [Sky Living] Comedy Family Fitness Feb 07, 2013 The Spa is a comedy series written by Derren Litten set in set in a Hertfordshire spa that claims that it can cure anyone; the fat, the thin and the lazy
Sunny Skies [TV3] Comedy Feb 08, 2013 Cheerful slacker Deano (Tammy Davis, "Outrageous Fortune") and uptight city guy Oscar (Oliver Driver, "Sunrise", "The Almighty Johnsons") discover they are brothers when, much to their surprise, they both inherit a holiday camp from their estranged and recently dead father, Gary Wilde. Dad had one stipulation: these two have to run the camping ground together or they lose it - they can only sell it if they both agree. It’s Dad’s way of bringing his family together, even if it’s after he’s dead
Zero Hour (ABC) Thriller Feb 14, 2013 To find his wife, one man will have to unravel one of the greatest conspiracies of all time. The countdown has begun!
Cult [The CW ] Crime Feb 19, 2013 After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program, in real life
Mr & Mrs Murder [Ten ( Aus)] 13 parts Comedy Crime February 20, 2013 Mr & Mrs Murder is a warm and witty whodunit; delivering murder mysteries with a smile. Mr & Mrs Murder are Charlie and Nicola Buchanan (Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart) - crime scene cleaners whose unique quirks and talents solve the most baffling murder mysteries. Together, Charlie and Nicola Buchanan are a superhero. Combine Charlie’s monumental mind for facts and figures with Nicola’s deep sense of justice, observational skills and empathy, and there’s no place for a killer to hide.
Lightfields [ITV ( UK)] 5 parts Horror Supernatural February 26, 2013 Lightfields is a supernatural drama series set on a remote farm on the Suffolk coast in which three families who each live in Lightfields farmhouse at different time periods. They are linked by a spine chilling presence which is the ghost of a teenage girl who died in mysterious and tragic way
Burning Love [E! ( USA)] 7 parts Comedy February 25, 2013 Burning Love is a scripted comedy series that follows fireman Mark Orlando as he searches for the perfect woman. The series is a web spoof of the series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
Heading Out [BBC TWO] 6 parts Comedy Romance Dating Feb 26, 2013 Based loosely on the life of Sue Perkins, Heading Out will star Perkins as Sara. Sara is a veterniarian who has everything going for her. On the evening of her 40th birthday however she is given a ultimatum by her friends, to tell her parents she's gay when they visit her in 6 weeks. The show will star Mel Giedroyc, Dawn French, Shelly Conn, Joanna Scanlan, Nicola Walker, Mark Heap, Dominic Coleman, Raquel Cassidy, Harriet Walter, Steve Pemberton, Jeff Rawle, June Brown and Anna Skellern. The six part series will air in 2013
Boston’s Finest (TNT) Crime Feb. 27, 2013 When a committed young Boston detective stumbles upon a corruption ring within her own police department, she joins forces with a rogue ex-cop to expose the truth. These unlikely partners will work together to solve new crimes while slowly investigating the truth behind the crime ring. Promising young detective Julia Scott is nearly killed in the line of duty, but at the last minute, a mysterious stranger saves her life. The stranger turns out to be the last person Julia ever expected. Angus Martin is a legend in the Boston police department. A decorated cop, Angus was exposed as a crook and "died" attempting to escape justice. Apparently, he's not as dead as everyone thinks. How do you separate fact from fiction when someone who's supposed to be a brutal killer just saved your life?? At first, Julia is reluctant to believe Angus' story that he was framed and faked his own murder after discovering a major corruption ring in the Boston police department. But the more Julia looks into Angus' case, the more she begins to see that he was onto something. This rich, atmospheric new thriller from Richard Hatem (Supernatural) explores the intersection between right and wrong. Sometimes, when the truth is hidden in plain sight, you need to look at it from a new perspective. To expose the corruption ring, Julia and Angus will have to combine her access to the police with his connections to Boston's criminal underworld. Each week, they will solve new cases together, but can they uncover the truth behind the conspiracy that keeps them apart?
Please Like Me [ABC2 (Aus)] 6 parts Comedy February 28, 2013 The series revolves around Josh, who is growing up quickly and realises that his parents are not heroes, but dopes with no idea what’s going on, just like him
Jack Taylor [Channel 5 (UK)] Crime February 28, 2013 A cleaned up and sober Jack Taylor returns to Galway and is soon drawn into investigating the case of a man who was murdered with a spearhead by an unseen assailant.
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Vikings [History Channel] Drama Mar 3, 2013 VIKINGS follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, an actual historical figure, and the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the gripping sagas of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods – legend has it that he was a direct descendent of Odin, the god of war and warriors
The Bible [History Channel ( USA)] 10 parts History Religion Mar 3, 2013 The series will cover everything “from Genesis to Revelation” within five two-hour parts, each containing two or three biblical stories told through live action and computer-generated imagery. Burnett has mentioned that “obvious” stories include Noah’s Ark, the Exodus, and the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The series will be based on the New International Version and the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Red Widow (ABC) Mar 3, 2013 The widow (Radha Mitchell) of an assassinated criminal is forced to adopt her husband's role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Dexter's Melissa Rosenberg will write, based on the Dutch format, and executive-produce alongside The Office's Howard Klein. Lee Tergesen, Rade Sherbedzija, Wil Traval, Luke Goss, Suleka Mathew, Jaime Ray Newman, Sterling Beaumon, Jacob Salvati, Erin Moriarty and Mido Hamada will also star. Anson Mount will guest-star
The Wicker Man [BBC1] 3 March 2013 When a young teenage May Queen fails to appear at the annual pagan parade, her small community is thrown into turmoil and recriminations
Mayday [BBC1] Drama March 03, 2013 Mayday is a drama broadcast on BBC One. It’s May Day and a a tiny community is waiting for this year’s pagan parade to begin. Local teenager, Linus Newcombe, watches as the love of his life, Caitlin Sutton, kisses a rival. On the other side of town, Caitlin’s twin and the beautiful young May Queen, Hattie Sutton, is getting ready to become the town’s symbol of new life. After Hattie fails to show up, the town is sent spinning by the knowledge that someone amongst them has taken her.
Broadchurch [ITV] 4 March 2013 DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are summoned to investigate the discovery of 11-year-old Danny Latimer's body on Broadchurch beach, a death that profoundly affects the small seaside community
The Crash [BBC THREE] Drama March 05, 2013 The Crash is a drama series which follows the story of a car crash involving a group of friends. After Kate returns from university for her Christmas break, her boyfriend Tom and friends Rachel, Ethan, Ashley, Brian and Leah head out for a night on the tiles. The young adults pile into two cars, but a fatal accident on the way devastates their families and the survivors, and leaves questions about who is responsible.
Bluestone 42 [BBC THREE] 8 parts Comedy March 05, 2013 Bluestone 42 is a comedy drama series about a British bomb disposal detachment working in Afghanistan. It focuses on the camaraderie, bonds and banter they share, even though they are risking their lives defusing hidden bombs everyday.
Anna and Katy [Channel 4] Comedy 6 parts 6 March 2013 Anna and Katy stars Anna Crilly and Katy Wix as they bring their unique brand of character comedy to a self-titled comedy sketch show
Golden Boy [CBS] Mar 8, 2013 GOLDEN BOY is about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop (Theo James) who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City. The series explores the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it as he is mentored by his partner, an experienced veteran detective (Chi McBride)
Shetland [BBC One ( United Kingdom)] Crime March 10, 2013 Shetland is a drama series adapted from the series of books by award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves. The murder-mystery is set against the stunning backdrop of the Shetland Islands and centres on Detective Jimmy Perez played by Douglas Henshall
Ring of Fire [ReelzChannel ( USA)] 2 parts Action March 11, 2013 The Earth rocks in "Ring of Fire", a terrifying end-of-the-world scenario, starring Michael Vartan (Alias), Lauren Lee Smith (CSI), Emmy Award® winner Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Agam Darshi (Sanctuary). When an oil rig causes an eruption in a small town, it’s just the first in a series that could affect the dangerous "Ring of Fire" that contains most of the world’s volcanoes. If these cataclysmic eruptions cannot be stopped, the Earth could be headed for an extinction level event. "Ring of Fire"is directed by Paul Shapiro (Smallville) and written by Michael Vickerman (Impact)
The Mimic [Channel 4 (UK)] Comedy March 13, 2013 The Mimic is a comedy series which is centered around the life of Martin Hurdle, an unremarkable maintenance man who in fact conceals an exceptional talent. He is refered to as ‘a bit of an oddball’ but under this strange persona, hides an uncanny ability to mimic voices.
Lee Nelson's Well Funny People [BBC THREE] Comedy March 14, 2013 Lee Nelson's Well Funny People is a comedy series which features a range of comedy characters from the streets of modern Britain
The Lady Vanishes [BBC One ( UK)] 1 part Drama March 17, 2013 A beautiful and wealthy young socialite called Iris Carr is used to being at the centre of her social group. After her friends’ behaviour escalates to a new level while on holiday in the Balkans she decides to seek out some peace and queit and travel home alone. Her hopes of peace are soon shattered though when at the railway station she wilts in the scorching heat and faints suddenly on the platform. She wakes up just in time to be rushed on to the train but with a pounding head and a feeling of being in a dream. She ends up being comforted by an older English lady called Miss Froy who has a surprisingly jovial and adventurous spirit.
In The Flesh [BBC THREE ( UK)] Horror/Supernatural March 17, 2013 In The Flesh is a drama series broadcast on BBC Three and tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and his reintegration back into both the local community and his family.
Bates Motel (A&E) horror/thriller Mar 18, 2013 about the early days of the "Psycho" killer and his relationship with his mother - contemporary exploration of the formative years of Norman Bates' relationship with his mother, Norma, and the world they inhabit.
The Challenger (BBC TWO ) Drama Mar 18, 2013 The Challenger is a factual drama featuring William Hurt as American physicist Richard Feynman who is determined to uncover the truth behind the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster.
Top of the Lake [Sundance Channel] mini series 18 Mar 2013 Top Of The Lake is a drama series created by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee. The series is set in New Zealand and is a powerful and haunting story. A twelve-year-old girl who is five months pregnant is found standing chest deep in a frozen lake and refuses to say who the baby's father is. After she suddenly disappears Robin Griffin finds herself being tested to the limits as she tries to investigate the case Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") toplines as a tough young Kiwi detective investigating the disappearance of a local pregnant pre-teen in backwoods New Zealand. The stellar ensemble cast includes Holly Hunter (who won the Best Actress Oscar starring in Campion's 1993 Best Picture nominee "The Piano"), Peter Mullan ("Tyrannosaur") and David Wenham ("Lord of the Rings").
Killers Behind Bars (Channel 5 UK) Crime Mar 24, 2013 Killers Behind Bars is a documentary series which follows Professor David Wilson as he takes a look into the cases of some of the country’s most infamous modern day serial killers
Our Girl (BBC One) 1 part History | Military/War Mar 24, 2013 Following the story of Molly Dawes who on the eve of her 18th birthday, chucks in her job as a nail technician to join the army. At her assessment she soon realises her behaviour may have to change first before she progresses note : now pilot only, it is pickup in 2014 as full series with 5 parts
Wodehouse In Exile (BBC FOUR) 1 part Dramar Mar 25, 2013 Drama following PG Wodehouse and how he was accused of treason in the second world war leading to him leaving England and never returning.
Plebs (ITV2 ( UK)) Comedy Mar 25, 2013 Plebs is a comedy series set in Ancient Rome. Not likey to be immortalised in history, Marcus, Stylax and Grumio are just everyday plebs. The series follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they attempt to get laid, keep their jobs and climb the social ladder in Ancient Rome.
Barabbas (ReelzChannel (USA)) 2 parts Drama History Religion Mar 26, 2013 Mark this Easter television event on the calendar. The four and a half hour miniseries Barabbas, starring Billy Zane, will premiere on Reelz on Monday, March 25th. Inspired by the novel of the same name from Nobel laureate Par Lagerkvist, Barabbas is a story rooted in the Bible about the man whose life was spared because of the death of Jesus Christ. Shot on location in Tunisia, this sweeping epic is an ultimate story of redemption that picks up where the Bible left off.
love matters [sky living hd] 6 parts comedy 28 march 2013 Written by and starring some of the leading lights on the UK comedy scene, Love Matters is a season of six stand-alone comedies
Orphan Black (Space/BBCA) Sci-Fi Mar 30, 2013 “Orphan Black” follows outsider, orphan and street-wise chameleon Sarah, who will be portrayed by actress Tatiana Maslany (“Picture Day”). After witnessing a woman’s suicide, Sarah assumes the stranger’s identity, who happens to look just like her. Expecting to solve all her problems by cleaning out the dead woman’s savings, Sarah is instead thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery as she realizes the dizzying truth: she and the dead woman are clones. As Sarah searches for answers, she discovers the chilling fact that there are more people like her out there — genetically identical individuals who were planted in unsuspecting birth parents and nurtured in completely different circumstances. With no idea who created the clones, she’ll need to discover the reason in a hurry as an assassin is killing them one by one
The Village [BBC One ( UKi)] 6 parts Family March 31, 2013 The Village is a drama series which follows the life and turbulent times of an English village over the past century, as seen through the eyes of one resident as he lives from childhood to old age. The series follows the years between 1914 and 1920. Twelve-year-old Bert Middleton spends his days working on the family farm, school and enjoying secret swimming lessons from his brother Joe. The Middleton family though are living in poverty and dad John, has turned to drink. His mum Grace, has made many sacrifices in her efforts to hold the family together and put food on the table.
How to Live with Your Parents (ABC) Comedy April 03, 2013 centers on a single mom with a daughter returning back to her parents' house following a divorce
Rogue [Audience Network] 10 parts suspense April 3,2013 Rogue follows a woman -Grace, played by Newton - who is both an undercover detective and involved with a crime boss who should be her enemy. The death of her son leaves her feeling conflicted and confused as she deals with her own feelings of guilt over her own part in his death and her uncertainty regarding her relationship with Csoskas character, Jimmy. It’s described as a character driven drama that explores the complexities of relationships as well as the inner struggle face by both members of the forbidden couple.
Hannibal [NBC ( USA)] 13 parts Drama Thriller Apr 4,2013 The series will feature the characters known from Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon" - FBI Agent Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who were portrayed by Edward Norton and Anthony Hopkins, respectively, in the movie version of "Red Dragon." The straight-to-series order means that the program will not be run through the pilot season gamut, as most shows are. This will actually be the third incarnation of Harris' "Red Dragon" novel. The original was a movie made in 1986 titled "Manhunter," which featured "CSI's" William Petersen as Agent Graham and "Deadwood's" Brian Cox as Dr. Lecter
Vice [HBO ( USA)] Anthology Drama Educational Family April 05, 2013 HBO is partnering with "VICE" on an innovative news magazine show to be hosted by "VICE" founder Shane Smith, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The weekly series will be executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti, VICE's chief creative officer, with CNN's Fareed Zakaria serving as consultant. Titled VICE, the HBO series will showcase a mix of stories from around the globe. Among the segments in production for possible inclusion in the show are: Taliban child suicide bombers; North Korean slave labor camps; New York's underground voodoo heroin clinics; Somalian pirates; and Satanic dentists in the Pacific Northwest
Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) sci-fi Apr 12, 2013 In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Leonardo Da Vinci is tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by opposing forces – luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most. His quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing, but Da Vinci's genius prevails and he emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light. His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to Free the Future
Defiance (Syfy) sci-fi April 15, 2013 A new earth was created thanks to alien terra-forming technology. On this new planet, humans and aliens must learn to live together. The show will be launched simultaneously with the MMO game of the same name manufactured by Trion
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (Adult Swim (USA)) Comedy April 18, 2013 Adult Swim announced today the premiere of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, a new live-action comedy series airing April 18th at Midnight (ET, PT). The new quarter-hour original series stars Matt Servitto (Banshee) as "Satan," Henry Zebrowski (Wolf of Wall Street) as "Gary," and Craig Rowin (Night of Too Many Stars) as "Claude." Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell is a live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Gary hopes to advance in Hell, but he may be too stupid, lazy and kind-hearted to realize his dreams of promotion. Meanwhile, Gary's intern Claude is more talented, more devious and will do whatever it takes to impress Satan
Hemlock Grove [Netflix] horror/thriller Apr 19, 2013 A werewolf struggles both as a monster and as a human Hemlock Grove is an upcoming American horror/thriller television series created for Netflix by Eli Roth and Brian McGreevy, and produced by Gaumont International Television. It is based on McGreevy's novel Hemlock Grove, which was released on March 27, 2012. On March 21, 2012, Netflix announced that Hemlock Grove will be coming in early 2013. A young girl is brutally murdered and found near the former Godfrey steel mill. As rumors mount, two of the suspects in her killing--Peter Rumancek, a 17-year-old Gypsy trailer trash kid rumored to be a werewolf, and Roman, the heir to the Godfrey estate--decide to find the killer themselves
The First Family [Centric ( USA)] 104 parts Comedy Family Politics Apr 19, 2013 The First Family will star Christopher B. Duncan (the uptight Braxton opposite Jamie on The Jamie Foxx Show) and Kellita Smith (Bernie Mac’s wife on The Bernie Mac Show) as the president and first lady. Gladys Knight will play the president’s mother, and Jackee Harry and Marla Gibbs will portray the first lady’s sister and mother, respectively. John Witherspoon (bang, bang, bang!) will also have a regular role on the series.
Mr. Box Office [Centric ( USA)] 104 episodes Comedy April 19, 2013 Mr. Box Office is a sitcom about one of the world’s biggest movie stars, who is sentenced to community service teaching English at an inner-city high school in South Central Los Angeles. It features an all-star cast including Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show), Rick Fox, Gary Busey, Alex Thomas, Tony T. Roberts, and Tim Meadows (SNL).
The Ice Cream Girls [ITV (UK)] Crime April 19, 2013 The Ice Cream Girls is a drama series based on the international best selling novel od the same name. The story follows a couple of vulnerable teenage girls who, in the summer of 1995, are accused of murdering their schoolteacher. For seventeen years, the two girls go their separate ways with Poppy having been charged with the murder. They are now are forced though to confront each other and their shared history.
Alpha House [Amazon.Com ( USA)] Comedy April 19, 2013 "Alpha House" follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC
Betas [Amazon.Com (USA)] Comedy April 19, 2013 "Betas" is set in the world of Silicon Valley start-ups and centers on a quartet of under-socialized computer geeks who have designed a killer app that could transform the social lives of about 6 billion people for the better. Now all they have to do is get over their crippling personality flaws and sell their product.
Those Who Can't [Amazon.Com (USA)] Comedy April 21, 2013 Those Who Can't: Three juvenile, misfit teachers are just as immature, if not more so, than the students they teach.
Rectify [Sundance] Drama (6 episodes) Apr 22, 2013 Rectify follows the life of Daniel Holden upon his release from jail after serving nineteen years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence disputed the State's original case. Holden, who was only eighteen years of age when convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal rape and murder of a sixteen year old girl, returns to his family and to his hometown where the murder occurred and where many still believe he is guilty. Daniel spent all of his adult life waiting to die. Now he must learn how to live again or decide if he even wants to while others choose whether or not he will have that chance
The Wright Way [BBC One] Comedy (6 episodes) Apr 23, 2013 The Wright Way is a new sitcom written by Ben Elton, and set in the health and safety department of a local council. Gerald’s day begins badly. Having moved in with his daughter and her partner Victoria, she turns out to be a bathroom hogger and Gerald is forced to make use of the facilities at work. Gerald’s colleague, Malika, announces her upcoming birthday by inviting gifts from the team with hints that are as subtle as a sledgehammer. Susan attempts to encourage her dad to get back on the dating scene.
The Politician’s Husband (BBC TWO) Drama April 25, 2013 The Politician’s Husband is written by Paula Milne and directed by Simon Cellan-Jones and is a spin off from the award winning The Politician’s Wife. Aiden and Freya Hoynes are the golden couple of British politics but he ends up resigning from cabinet followed a failed leadership bid stopped by his best friend Bruce Babbish. In the cabinet reshuffle Freya is named in the Cabinet, while Aiden returns to the back benches and a life of obscurity. Freya finds herself being forced to choose between her own career ambitions and supporting her husband in public.
Jo ( Le Grand ) [TF1 ( France)] 8 parts Crime April 25, 2013 "Jo" presents Jean Reno as Jo St-Clair, a veteran detective in Paris' elite Criminal Brigade tackling the city's most challenging murder cases. “Jo” takes the audience behind the scenes of Paris' most iconic locations – the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Catacombs, Place Vendome – as we follow St-Clair in his relentless pursuit of justice. Brilliant and brutal, St-Clair matches wits with pathological killers to solve a series of shocking murders. Fighting crime alongside Reno are Tom Austen (“The Borgias”) as Jo's rookie partner and Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordan”) as his adviser and friend
A Place To Call Home (Seven ( Australia)) Drama April 28, 2013 Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home is a sweeping drama of one woman’s journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family’s confrontation with a changing era. A romantic saga based in the fictional town of Inverness – home to the Bligh family estate Ash Park – with a landscape as vast and dramatic as the people who live there.
Vicious (ITV) 6 parts Comedy April 29, 2013 Vicious is a comedy series featuring ageing partners, Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in a small Covent Garden flat for the past 50 years. Their lives now mainly consist of reading books, walking their dog and arguing.
The Job Lot (ITV) Comedy April 29, 2013 The Job Lot is a comedy series set in a West Midlands job centre. The show stars Sarah Hadland, Russell Tovey and Jo Enright.
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) 10 parts comedy April 30, 2013 Take a journey into the provocative and hilariously wicked mind of Amy Schumer as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life in the new series “Inside Amy Schumer.” Through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the street candid interviews, Schumer tackles various themes such as “Denial,” “Getting Your Way,” and “Threesomes.” She was recently featured as one of Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch” and her one-hour special, “Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff,” was one of COMEDY CENTRAL’s highest-rated and most-watched stand-up specials in 2012, drawing over 1.6 million total viewers for its premiere. In 2011, Schumer released her first album “Cutting” on COMEDY CENTRAL Records. Her film credits include “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley and opposite Parker Posey in “Price Check.” (Source: Comedy Central)
Wentworth ( SoHo ( Australia)) 10 parts Crime May 1, 2013 We all know Bea Smith ruled Wentworth Detention Centre. She was gutsy and fearless. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Where did the confidence and fortitude come from that enabled her to get there, and what injustices and misadventures fuelled her determination to do it? Wentworth is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea’s early days in prison. Set in the present day, it’s a modern re-imagination of Prisoner.
Family Tools (ABC) Comedy May 1, 2013 Mixing family with business is never easy, and Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) is about to learn that lesson the hard way. When Jack's father, Tony (J.K. Simmons), has a heart attack and is forced to hand over the keys to his beloved handyman business, Jack is eager to finally step up and make his father proud. Unfortunately Jack's past career efforts have been less than stellar, so everyone seems to be waiting for him to fail. His new job isn't made any easier by Tony's rebellious, troublemaker assistant, Darren (Edi Gathegi), and Darren's flirtatious sister, Liz (Danielle Nicolet), who works at the local hardware store. Yet with the support of his Aunt Terry (Leah Remini) and his oddball yet endearing cousin Mason (Johnny Pemberton), Jack Shea may just find his true calling right at home
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (MTV) Comedy May 2, 2013 “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” — With his showy manner and snarky style, the viral-video star Bo Burnham isn’t to everyone’s taste. But what he displayed in this scripted show—playing a version of himself as a young man trying to make it as an Internet star (complete with meta touches, like Stone filming scenes from his fictional life)–was funny and unusual. (Source: MTV)
Maron (IFC ( USA)) 10 parts Comedy May 3, 2013 Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self involved, twice divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of sobriety, his life and career are turning around. “MARON” explores a fictionalized version of Marc’s life, his relationships, and his career, including his incredibly popular WTF podcast, which features conversations Marc conducts with celebrities and fellow comedians. Neurosis intact, Maron is uniquely fascinating, absolutely compelling and brutally funny. (Source: IFC)
My Haunted House [Biography Channel (USA)] 3 parts Horror/Supernatural May 4, 2013 Delve into the dark side of famous American folk tales, exposing the horror at the root of these enduring mysteries. In this two-hour special, we visit five Haunted Houses, including the Donnelly Farm in Lucan, Ontario, once the blood soaked site of a massacre. Here an Irish immigrant family was burned alive when fear and ignorance led to revenge. Descendants of vigilantes who killed them are still haunted by what they did. Also, 170 years ago, illicit love flourished in the house on Rue Royale, New Orleans. Inside, a rich white man and a poor black woman fought odds to be together. Misunderstanding led to death, and today the young mistress is said to still haunt this place, trying to recapture her forbidden love
Murder On The Home Front [ITV (UK)] Crime May 9, 2013 After some young women are discovered murdered DI Freddy Wilkins thinks that the obvious suspect is Wilfred Ziegler as a result of the swastikas carved on the victims’ tongues. Dr Lennox Collins and Molly Cooper, have their doubts though and use some ground breaking forensic techniques to try and make sure that the correct man is brought to justice.
Life Of Crime [ITV (UK)] Crime May 10, 2013 The year is 1985 and Denise who is in her early twenties, begins a new life as an WPC for the Met Police, fighting sexism along the way. She is assigned to work with plain clothes Detective Sergeant Ray Deans and, while they attempt to apprehend a suspect, she suffers a knock to the head that sees her in hospital. Whilst there she meets Amy Reid, a fifteen year old girl who’s recently come from a club in Brixton called Subotica. Amy has been violently dragged out of the club by her father but made a run for it. After Amy is later found murdered, Denise is determined to see the culprit brought to justice.
Family Tree [HBO ( USA)] 8 parts Drama May 12, 2013 A 30 year old man (Chris O'Dowd) investigates his family history after receiving a mysterious box from an unknown relative.
The Fall [BBC TWO (UK)] 5 parts Crime May 13, 2013 The Fall is a crime drama series starring Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson. After a murder in the city of Belfast remains unsolved, Gibson is brought in from the London Metropolitan Police to help catch solve the crime and identify the killer.
The Goodwin Games [FOX] Comedy (7 episodes) May 20, 2013 When the three Goodwin kids return home after their father's death, they are surprised to learn that they stand to inherit a fortune -- but only if they fulfill their father's wishes. The will forces Henry, Chloe and Jimmy to re-evaluate the choices they have made and the people they have become. The estate attorney administers tasks to the siblings that their father hoped would set them back on track and make up for his failings as a father, and if things go the way he hoped, his secret $20 million fortune will be all theirs
Save Me [NBC] 13 parts Comedy May 23, 2013 Welcome to the Midwestern suburbs, where exciting things never happen. Well, almost never. After a near-death experience (choking on a hero sandwich), Beth is revived only to realize she now has a direct line to God. Of course, her husband Tom is skeptical and dismissive - and his mistress is all but hostile that her lover's wife is now a prophet! But when inexplicable things begin to happen, everyone's beliefs are tested. Beth starts to say and do things that shock her family and entrance her friends, but she isn't going to be your typical "fire and brimstone" prophet. Let's just say if God had a desperate housewife as His mouthpiece, Beth would be it! She is the absolute last person on Earth who would be chosen. Then again, they say He works in mysterious ways. And this one is a real mystery!
The Haves and the Have Nots [OWN ( USA)] Drama May 28, 2013 A drama about two families, one rich and one poor.
Love Thy Neighbor (2013) [OWN ( USA)] 26 parts Comedy May 29, 2013 A comedy about a diner filled with quirky characters
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Britains Best Bakery [ITV1 (UK)] Nov 26,2012 Britain's Best Bakery is a reality series which sees a national search for Britain's best bakery. Mich Turner and Peter Sidwell sample some of the delicacies of the countryâ€™s favourite independent, family run and community bakeries, critiquing their way through breads, cakes, pastries and pies. The shortlisted bakeries battle it out in a series of baking challenges that put their skills to the test.
Sugar Dome [Food Network (US)] Nov 25,2012 Welcome to the "Sugar Dome", home to the most amazing food displays on earth. Each week, three teams comprised of three artists from different disciplines, battle it out to create never-seen-before, jaw-dropping masterpieces of food art. Renowned cake designers, chocolatiers, engineers, food carvers, window designers, candy makers and special effects experts will enter the "Sugar Dome" to determine who can create the most mind-blowing displays
Dangerous Grounds [Travel] Reality food, drink, travel Nov 5, 2012 Coffee magnate and adventurer Todd Carmichael traverses the globe on the hunt for rare strains of coffee beans in some of the most fascinating, dangerous and unseen places in the world. Carmichael's premium coffee company, La Colombe Torrefaction, is based in Philadelphia and supplies top coffee roasts to the best restaurants and gourmet outlets in America. He also developed a coffee blend with Leonardo DiCaprio, Lyon, of which 100 percent of the profits go to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, funding wildlife protection, forest preservation, clean-water projects, disaster relief and climate-change research around the globe. Since Carmichael focuses on the rarest coffee beans, his exclusive blends are sought after by many of the world's top chefs. All that means his livelihood depends on the success of finding the perfect hidden coffee bean -- no matter where he has to travel, including: Haiti, where he searches for leads in a local market and then treks through the mountains to buy the best beans; Bolivia, where he find precious coffee beans and reluctantly gets on a zip line to soar above the Bolivian forest; Madagascar, where he talks to locals in the coffee bean bushes, buys directly from the growers, and gets a taste of Madagascar's cuisine when he eats a bat wing; and other locations, like Borneo.
Heston's Fantastical Food [Channel 4] nov 6, 2012 In this brand new series, culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal brings back the wonder and excitement of childhood food memories and flavours on a monumental scale, awakening the kid in every viewer. Heston combines his exacting scientific expertise and culinary genius to recreate and supersize some fantastical treats, and also breaks food records along the way, building the world's largest 99 Flake, and celebrating the tea break with chocolate digestives and the world's biggest pyramid tea bag, served in a suitably enormous teapot.
Nigel Slater: Life is Sweets [BBC4] nov 5, 2012 Part of the Food, Glorious Food season, food writer Nigel Slater charts the origins of British sweets and chocolates from medicinal, medieval boiled sweets to the chocolate bars that line the supermarket shelves today. With adverts of the sweets everyone remembers and loves, this nostalgic, emotional and heart-warming journey transports Nigel back to his childhood by the powerful resonance of the sweets he used to buy with his pocket money.
Health Inspectors [Food Network] Reality Workplace Oct 26, 2012 HEALTH INSPECTORS is a reality show that follows restaurant consultant Ben Vaughn, as he travels across the United States to help restaurant owners clean up their filthy and pest-infested establishments to make sure they stay up to code and pass their upcoming government inspection. On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10pm, Food Network aired this program's pilot episode, which took place at Big Momma's Chicken & Waffles in New Orleans. During its first season, which premiered in October 2012, Ben visited: Salud (Chicago), which specializes in high-end Mexican food and specialty tequila cocktails; Green Burrito (New Orleans), which claims to have the best burritos in town but is struggling with food safety; Harley's Cafe (Oklahoma), which has served all-American comfort food for 50 years but had a recent change of ownership; O'Donnell's (Lousiana), a small-town restaurant that prides itself on its great reputation; King Vic's (Michigan), which has an owner so consumed with building his empire that he has neglected his kitchen; and many more dirty, filthy and neglected eateries.
My Grandmother's Ravioli [Cooking Channel] reality travel, food, restaurants Oct 24, 2012 Mo Rocca crisscrosses the United States, learning culinary secrets, family recipes and life lessons from America's grandparents. While he was growing up, Mo's grandmother prepared sumptuous Sunday dinners for the family, but he never learned the recipes. Now, when he visits other people's grandparents in this series, he's documenting their old-school recipes, covering a variety of cultures and ethnicities in America's melting pot. In each 30-minute episode, Rocca visits one person, including: Ruth Teig, a 76-year-old grandmother and math teacher, who makes classic Jewish cuisine, like kreplach (Jewish ravioli) and a modernized version of gefilte fish; Gaetano Varbero, a 91-year-old rugged outdoorsman, who cooks up a stick-to-your-ribs venison stew after teaching Mo how to shoot a rifle and about various unusual moose calls; Genevra Higginson, a 77-year-old grandmother, who cooks up a hearty, super-fresh batch of clam chowder, using clams she and Mo dug up on a nearby beach, and then Mo learns how to pull lobster traps up from seasoned lobstermen; Peggy Guiliano. a 76-year-old Irish lass, who introduces Mo Rocca to the soup kitchen at New Jersey's oldest church to cook up ome mean meatloaf and join other church volunteers to feed nearly 300 hungry people; Eva Levitis, a 57-year-old Brighton Beach, Brooklyn resident, who shows Mo how to make Chicken Kiev and a famous Russian salad called "Olivier," while schooling him on the joys and opulence of caviar; Manee Soohoo, a Harlem resident born in Thailand, who teaches Mo how to make green curries and whips up a batch of Pad See Ew for her grandkids. Cooking Channel first aired this show as one-hour special on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 8pm ET, eight months before the official series premiere.
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals [Channel 4 (UK)] cooking food Oct 22, 2012 Jamie's 15 Minute Meals sees Jamie Oliver giving viewers step-by-step instructions for different recipes for main courses, side dishes, puddings and drinks all created in just 15 minutes.
Sandra Lee's Taverns, Lounges, & Clubs [Cooking Channel] reality travel, food, restaurants Oct 17, 2012 Traveling to restaurants, sports bars and even bowling alleys, host Sandra Lee crisscrosses the United States sampling cocktails, taking in the views, and experiencing the ambience at America's best lounges. In each 30-minute episode, Sandra visits three different locales, including: Epic a three-floor restaurant, bar and rooftop lounge with epic views of the Chicago skyline; Bathtub Gin, a speakeasy tucked away behind a coffee shop in New York City; Rock & Reilly's, which is located on the famous Sunset Strip in Hollywood; Bartaco, a Mexican meets SoCal getaway on the waterfront of Portchester, NY; The Supperclub, Hollyood's location for a dinner and show that has a little something for everyone; Hala Kahiki, a classic Chicago tiki bar that's been in business for over 50 years; Long Island City's Penthouse 808, which offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Queensboro Bridge; Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, which servers Chinese food-inspired pizza and tropical drinks; Boulevard 3 in Los Angeles, where you'll find go-go dancers, celebrities, and bottle service; Chicago's Barcito, a sexy and modern Spanish bar and restaurant inspired by the pintxos bars of Spain; Bourgeois Pig, a champagne and wine bar in NYC; Borderline in Thousand Oaks, CA, which mixes great country music, dancing and one of a kind drinks; the 40/40 Club, a well-known, NYC sports bar in NYC owned by Jay-Z; Paradise Cove in Malibu, a beach bar that serves up tropical drinks and fresh seafood; El Bait Shop in Des Moines. which is described as a mancave on steroids; Hollywood's Lexington Social House, which is the epitome of chic dining and state of the art drinks; Cienfuegos, located in the heart of the East Village, which takes patrons back to vintage Cuba; The Spare Room Bar, where people sip on cocktails in the once closed-off space at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles; and many more.
Sandra's Restaurant Remakes [Food Network] reality food, cooking Oct 14, 2012 To remake and reinvent America's most delicious dishes, Sandra Lee visits famous restaurants across the United States, learns chefs' secrets and then heads back home to recreate their masterpieces, while showing viewers tricks, shortcuts and helpful hints. In each 30-minute episode, Sandra Lee reimagines three or four dishes, desserts and drinks, including: the duck featured at Alize Restaurant on the top floor of Palms Casino, which she remakes and calls Heavenly Chicken; Chocolate Chip Cookie Trifle at Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery, which she reinvents as Butterscotch Ice Cream Trifles; the Frozen Elvis, a dessert drink, for which she makes her own version and calls it Miss You Elvis; Grilled Filone and Fonduta from Scott Conant's Italian bistro D.O.C.G., on which she puts her own spin and cooks up Creamy Fondue With Poached Egg and Baguette; fried quail dish at China Poblano, for which she adds a new twist as Crispy Chicken With Spicy Cranberry Pear Sauce; smoky and sexy cocktails at Latin hotspot Macondo, such as the Andino Ahumado and her delicious Grilled Gin and Tonic; the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata at The Parker Meridian, which she transforms into Crispy Potatoes With Cheesy Eggs; the famous guacamole served at Dos Caminos, which inspired her Guacamole Bar; cinnamon buns from Cinnabon; a "Hurricane Sandy" cocktail at Otto's Shrunken Head, which was inspired by a favorite cake; Roy's Divinely Rich Crab Cakes Benedict, remade as the easier Divinely Rich Eggs Benedict With Crab; Forgione's Butterscotch Trifle, which she makes her own; cocktails from the shimmering Chandelier Bar; the Guinness Award Winning hot dog served at Serendipity 3, turned into a Big Decadent Hot Dog; the Million Dollar Roast Chicken served at The Standard, which she recreates as Creamy Poached Chicken; The Bowery Diner's Milkshake Cocktail, remade as a Peaches and Cream Shake; Central's Celebration Cake, reimagined as her Individual Layered Ice Cream Bomb Cakes; Apotheke Bar's cocktail, remixed as "Girl with a Mango Dragon Cocktail"; Valbella's Truffled Meatball on Brioche Toast, remade and renamed the Unbelievable Meatball Burger; Shanghai Lobster featured at Spago's, repurposed as Sandra's Lobster Shanghai; The Strip House's 24 Layer Chocolate Cake, rebaked as Sandra's Ultimate Layer Cake; and many more delights.
Nigel Slaters Dish Of The Day [BBC One (UK)] cooking food Oct 12, 2012 Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day is a cookery series which he shows how with a little bit of culinary creativity how the contents of his weekly shop can be turned into seven delicious dishes, one for every day of the week.
Chef Race: UK vs U.S. [BBC America (US)] cooking food Oct 12, 2012 Executive produced by Jamie Oliver, the new original unscripted series (10 x 60) follows sixteen chefs, eight Brits versus eight Americans, as they race across the United States from Los Angeles to New York City in hopes of winning the $100,000 prize. Throughout the journey the chefs are accompanied by Michelin-starred London Restaurateur Richard Corrigan (Masterchef), who serves as a mentor and judge, and host Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix). With no money and minimal resources, the chefs must rely on more than their cooking skills. Resourcefulness, ingenuity, leadership and finesse will be just as important on their 3,000 mile adventure.
Chuck’s Eat the Street [Cooking Channel] cooking food Oct 9, 2012 Chuck Hughes visits some of the most distinguished and intriguing streets in America, tasting foods along the way
Nigellissima [BBC TWO] cooking food Sept 24, 2012 Nigelissima is a cookery series presented by Nigella Lawson. She offers a guide to Italian cookery and shows how to create traditional and exciting meals using ingredients that are available in nearly every supermarket.
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course [ Channel 4 ] cooking food Sept 10, 2012 the popular chef stripping away the complexity and hard work of cokking to show how to cook 100 simple, accessible and modern recipes.
Cooks to Market [Sky Living (UK)] cooking food Sept 6, 2012 Cooks to Market is presented by Gizzi Erskine and James Averdieck. The serieschampions amateur chefsas they attempt to turn their passion for food into life-changing businesses
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Untucked All Stars [Logo] reality fashion Oct 22, 2012 This reality series takes a look at all of the drama that you didn't see on the runway during RUPAUL'S All STARS DRAG RACE -- the backstage b****iness, the catfights, the struggles, the tears and the secrets. See what happens behind the scenes when the queens let their tucks breathe...and let their emotions flow. Each 30-minute episode aired immediately after the corresponding DRAG RACE episode it highlighted
Little Shop of Gypsies [ TLC] reality fashion Oct 11, 2012 British dressmaker Thelma Madine from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding takes on 10 travelerwomen as apprentices
Viral Video Showdown [Syfy] Game Show & Contest Oct 30, 2012 With only four days and a limited budget to create unique internet videos that best capture that week's theme, two teams compete for the $5,000 weekly cash prize as they try to impress the expert panel of viral-video judges. Whether the teams are comprised of a trio of college students or an entire team of TV professionals, the competitors brainstorm ideas, produce videos and apply finishing post-production effects to transform these ideas into viral videos: a fake movie trailer; turning a cliche into a 90-second action film; retelling a class fairy tale with a modern twist; creating a brand new sport -- and the promo video for it; a musical how-to video; and much more. The four-person judging panel includes three permanent judges -- Adam Sessler, Brittani Taylor and Sandeep Parikh -- and a different guest judge each week, such as: Andy Milonakis; YouTube lip-syncing sensation Keenan Cahill; 'Obama Girl' Amber Lee Ettinger; and more experts who know viral videos.
The Week in Jams [MTV2] Music Oct 28, 2012 Each week, THE WEEK IN JAMS celebrates the hip-hop lifestyle, including music, videos, fashion, gear and sports, as a group of six hip-hop experts discuss the music scene, report on the latest news, and reveal new artists and emerging trends. The experts are: Sway Calloway -- a vanguard radio personality, record producer, hip-hop artist and MTV News Correspondent -- who contributes with his brand of deep-dive, one-on-one interviews as well as a weekly breakdown of the most talked about headlines; DJ Envy -- a mixtape legend, radio personality and television host -- who is the show's street ambassador, providing play by play on all things impacting the scene; Charlamagne Tha God -- industry insider, radio personality and host of MTV'S HIP-HOP POV -- who delivers uncut commentary on the topics of the week; Sofi Green, a recording artist and songwriter, who asks the questions the fellas won't and gets the answers those other girls don't; Nessa, a West Coast radio personality and nationally syndicated nighttime radio host, who delivers free spirited interviews and a "no holds barred" approach; and Levi Maestro, a West Coast mover and shaker, who brings his "in your face" documentary style segments.
Drum Heads [Halogen] reality Workplace: musical, family Oct 24, 2012 DRUM HEADS is a reality series that follows brothers Scott and Mike Ciprari at their Massachusetts company, SJC Custom Drums, where the duo has designed custom drum kits for more than 1,700 artists, including notable names like Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Keyshia Cole and more. In 2012, the team celebrated their 10th anniversary as a company, which they started in their grandmother's basement, and now they continue to follow their dream of being the number one custom drum company in the world -- while butting heads all the way there. In each 30-minute episode, the brothers build a drum kit for one famous musical client and donate a second custom drum kit to an organization that needs a little extra help. Their clients include: Jake Massucco from the band Four Year Strong, who wants a Boston Celtic-themed custom drum kit before the group enters the studio; Matt Kelly, the drummer for Dropkick Murphys, who needs a custom kit for their annual St. Patrick's Day concert in Boston; Zac Hanson, one-third of the biggest pop bands of the '90s, Hanson, who requests a custom drum kit within a week; Ryan Leger, drummer for one of the staff's favorite groups, Every Time I Die, who orders an alligator-themed custom drum kit to be completed within days; and Craig Wright, country artist Eric Church's drummer, for whom the guys visit an equestrian center for inspiration. Plus, the brothers donate drum kits to: local music students at the Boys & Girls Club; youth at a Massachusetts YMCA; the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester; a local high school that's facing recovery; and the Franciscan Hospital for Children, which has one of the oldest music therapy programs in Boston.
Totally Clueless [MTV] Oct 22 Game Show & Contest TOTALLY CLUELESS is a hidden camera game show where a team of improvisers put marks through a series of outrageous and edgy pranks, and where the marks win cash only if they figure out that they are contestants on a TV show. The program's team of improv actors puts contestants into escalating rounds of uncomfortable situations, and the sooner they figure out they're on a game show, the more money they win. Each prank has four built-in dilemmas, and each participant starts out with $500. If they don't figure out they are on a game show, they lose $100 per round. But if the contestant calls out the prank with a specific phrase -- "Are you pranking me?" or "This must be a TV show" or "Are those hidden-cameras?" -- they win that round's monetary prize.
Broadway: The American Musical [PBS] 6 parts series Oct. 19-21 Featuring commentary by the aforementioned artists with rare archival footage, private home movies, newsreels, still photos, diary excerpts, personal correspondences and original cast recordings, "Broadway: The American Musical" chronicles the 100 year old genre and its relationship with 20th century American life from its early inception to its current proliferation. The lineup is comprised of: Episode 1: Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927) Episode 2: Syncopated City (1919-1933) Episode 3: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (1930-1942) Episode 4: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (1943-1960) Episode 5: Tradition (1957-1979) Episode 6: Putting It Together (1980-Present)
Doomsday Preppers Bugged Out [Nat Geo] reality Oct 16, 2012 Meet some people who are convinced that the end of the world (or at least society) is near and are taking appropriate steps
Extreme Cheapskates [TLC] reality Oct 16, 2012 EXTREME CHEAPSKATES follows individuals who go to remarkable lengths to cut costs for themselves and their families -- by any means necessary. From people who dumpster dive for dinner to those who flush their toilet only once a week, each 30-minute episode features one or two extreme savers, including: Kate, who finds most of her savings in the dumpsters of fine dining restaurants in Manhattan; Terence, who picks up loose change, doles out a tiny allowance to his family, refuses to buy furniture and never takes his family out to eat; Greg, who only flushes his toilet once per week, reuses plastic utensils, and makes money by participating in medical tests; Victoria, who is a self-made millionaire obsessively keeping track of her budget, using personalized urine jars that sustain her flush-free lifestyle; Roy, who reuses his dental floss, picks through trash, and makes his own household cleaning supplies; Ben, who uses his dishwasher detergent to clean his clothes, makes his own toothpaste and uses cornstarch to keep himself cool; Jeff, who claims he's saved over $50,000 riding his bicycle and takes low-cost vacations by couch surfing; Vickie, who hunts for road kill for gifts and refuses to shell out cash for a telephone, a television or even new clothes for her five kids; and Abdul, who negotiates a cheap price for everything -- from fast food, gas, and utilities, right down to the balloons and cake for the anniversary party. TLC first aired EXTREME CHEAPSKATES as a one-hour special on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 9pm ET
Outback Hunters [History] reality Oct 21, 2012 OUTBACK HUNTERS follows the brave men who track and capture saltwater crocodiles in Australia's Northern Territory, as they battle these lethal beasts to protect their communities. In a place where crocs can outnumber humans three to one -- partly because the saltwater crocodile is now a protected species after being hunted to near-extinction -- the Australian government issues permits that allow elite hunters to remove some of the crocs. And during Australia's dry season, these hunters are busy using hand-thrown harpoons to capture crocs. Over the course of 12 weeks, waterways dry up and crocs are on the move, coming into close contact with humans and livestock. The croc hunters are: Mick Burbidge, a chopper pilot, who is using his helicopter to drive 50 head of cattle back to market through a river guarded by a hungry 15-foot crocodile; Karl Goodhand, a crocodile and wild game hunter, who protects neighboring ranchers and Aboriginal communities with Eric Made, an Aboriginal tracker whom Karl calls the best in the world at his job; Paul Henwood, an Aboriginal hunter, who is known as the top tracker in the territory and whose village is being threatened by a croc turf war; Tommy Nichols, a wildlife ranger who knows the crushing power of a croc's jaws because lost half of his hand to a crocodile; Nigel & Palmer, father and son hunters, who are put to the test to capture the meat-eating crocodile; and Mick Pitman, who is one of the most sought after hunters because of his unique set of skills he developed living deep within the bush.
A-List Listings [E!] reality real estate Oct 24, 2012 Host David Burtka, an entertainment news correspondent for E! NEWS, visits America's priciest pads, as he tours high-end homes that are listed for sale. With the help of four people -- Los Angeles property developer Mohamed Hadid; MILLION DOLLAR LISTING'S Madison Hildebrand; Beverly Hills real-estate agent Jade Mills; and MILLION DOLLAR ROOMS' Carter Oosterhouse -- in the 30-minute premiere episode, Burtka reveals three opulent properties, including: Le Palais (pictured), a "comfortable but not over-excessive" home that's listed for $58 million and located at 904 North Crescent, Beverly Hills, CA; Madonna's former abode, which was once a popular hangout for Marilyn Monroe and is now listed at $18.4 million; and a Beverly Hills home that was inspired by the palace at Versailles and is listed at $55 million.
Buying Alaska [Destination America] reality real estate Oct 21, 2012 BUYING ALASKA follows people looking for homes in The Last Frontier, as they sometimes balance their desires for indoor plumbing and running water with the area's main attractions: extraordinary landscapes, extreme seclusion, and outdoor sports in the backyard. Offering much more than living quarters, these properties are so in tune with nature that they offer the ability to hunt and fish from a back deck. Plus, many properties include their own self-sustainable features, such as smokehouses and greenhouses. However, there are also dangers that come with all the beauty, and living in this rugged and remote terrain can lead to animal attacks and brutal winters that cut you off from society. Each 30-minute episode features a single family, including: Robert and Kristen Lamb and their four children, who are looking for a cabin right on Kachemak Bay so they can be near their favorite fishing spots when they travel from Utah every year; Scott and Kelly, Alaskan born-and-bred outdoorsmen, who love fishing and want a place on the Kenai River, home to the some of the greatest King Salmon fishing; Andy and Carolyn, avid dogsledders from New Jersey, who are moving to Alaska in hopes of becoming champion dog mushers and are looking for a home where they can raise and train their team; Ryan and Skippy, who want to get everything they need to live right on their own land; Bud Jacque, a former Merchant Marine looking for his Alaskan wilderness home with his wife, Susan, who just wants is a great view and somewhere he can spend his days hunting and fishing; and many more prospective home buyers in the great state of Alaska.
Home Strange Home [HGTV] reality real estate Oct 19, 2012 Chuck Nice travels across the United States to discover and explore the most structurally fabulous and uniquely decorated homes in America. Plus, Chuck meets the ingenious people who threw conventionalism to the wind to build their one-of-a-kind creations. From houses that spin to off-the-grid abodes, Chuck visits at least five unique and breathtakingly beautiful homes in each 60-minute episode, including: an indestructible California fish house; a 1950s mod home; a rock star's Oklahoma pad; a crazy Las Vegas museum home; a graffiti house; an artist's fun-house; a spaceship house; a modern day Peter Pan's Neverland; a home with the world's most extensive, private Pan Am collection; a Copper Palace in Aspen; a Tulsa cave house; a mushroom home; a converted church in Dallas; a million-dollar property called an Earthship; a home made of animal bones; a YMCA locker room turned all-black apartment; a home covered with millions of mosaic tiles; and many more homes, apartments and domiciles that are downright strange. HGTV first aired HOME STRANGE HOME as a one-hour special on Thursday, November 24, 2011 (Thanksgiving Night) at 8pm ET.
Salvage Dawgs [DIY] Reality Workplace demolition, antiques, collectibles Nov 8, 2012 SALVAGE DAWGS follows Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, co-owners of the Virginia-based Black Dog Salvage, and their crew, as they bid on buildings condemned to be demolished and find and transform remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside these old structures. Black Dog Salvage is one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States, specializing in the reclamation, repurposing and resale of architectural, commercial, and industrial elements and fixtures. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantles and more. In each 30-minute episode, the Black Dog crew take on a different job, including: the Izard House, a two-room cabin built in late 1892, where the team removes a box bay-window in one piece, a stairwell, old poplar wood, and a Dixie Oak stove to which they added flowers and color to make a planter that really sizzles; the Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s, where they recover wooden louvres, open wire baskets, an old barber chair, and an old bathtub that is transformed into a beautiful couch with some colorful fabric and patterns; and many more buildings with architecturally significant items. Black Dog Salvage, founded in 1999 and inspired by their original black dog, Molly, now features its second black dog, Sally, who turned eight years old just before the series premiered.
Catastrophe, Inc. [HGTV] Reality Workplace home improvement, disaster Nov 4, 2012 CATASTROPHE, INC. follows a cleanup crew -- a local branch of ServiceMaster based in Cleveland, OH that travels around the country -- which specializes in water and fire damage restoration, mold remediation, storm recovery and event cleanup. Each 30-minute episode focuses on a single job, including: a home in Richmond, VA that was damaged when ferocious wind speeds caused a 100-year-old tree to be uprooted from their yard, crashing directly into the side of their home and damaging the roof, nursery room, and landscaping; a home in Colorado Springs, CO that barely survived a raging wildfire but still suffered extreme heat, smoke, and water damage after the fire department was able to fight back the flames; and many more homes that lost battles with wind, water or fire. The crew includes: licensed disaster recovery contractors Ed Ranieri and Enzo Maddalena; designer Kari Openshaw; and Joe Charboneau, former Cleveland Indians player and all around construction worker. HGTV aired two, back-to-back episodes as a sneak peek on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7pm ET. This program is scheduled to have its official series premiere in the second quarter of 2013.
House Crashers: Top 10 [DIY] Countdown home improvement Nov 5, 2012 HOUSE CRASHERS' host and licensed contractor Josh Temple shows off his best work, counting down his top 10 best projects in different categories. Each 30-minute episode features one topic, such as: "Top 10 Transformations," revealing how the worst rooms went from dilapidated to decked out -- from an eco-friendly kitchen in Philly to a full basement with a wine room in Portland; "Top 10 DIY Projects," showing how viewers can build one-of-a-kind projects from scratch, including a hidden TV wall and a fireplace with light-up seats; and "Top 10 Builds on a Budget," highlighting top builds that any do-it-yourselfer can do without breaking the bank -- from a custom bed and headboard to funky swivel shelves.
Bath Crashers: Top 10 [DIY] Countdown home improvement Nov 6, 2012 BATH CRASHERS' host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster shows off his best work, counting down his top 10 best projects in different categories. Each 30-minute episode features one topic, such as: "Top 10 Most Amazing Transformations," during which Matt relives ten of his best bathroom makeovers, including a bathroom that started life as a kitchen and another that looked like the walls would collapse with a stiff breeze; "Top 10 Tech Bathrooms," where Matt tricked out bathrooms with technology -- everything from talking showers to glass shower doors that disappear with just one touch; and "Top 10 Blingiest Bathrooms," when Matt celebrates the show's 10 most blinged-out bathroom crashes, including infinity tubs to die for and chandeliers that would be right at home in Versailles
The Haunting of... [bio] Docudrama Supernatural celebrity Oct 27, 2012 World-renowned psychic-medium Kim Russo investigates paranormal events that have changed the lives of celebrities. As Kim attempts to explain the unexplainable, she takes each Hollywood star to the site of the traumatic experience, where they'll brave the unknown, endure shocking psychic moments, and withstand strange encounters. Each 60-minute episode features the story of one celebrity, including Beverley Mitchell, Regis Philbin, Eric Mabius, Connie Stevens, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Rapaport, Gina Gershon, Fairuza Balk, and more. In the premiere episode, Kim and 7TH HEAVEN's Beverley Mitchell visit PennHurst Asylum, a legendary haunted hospital complex in Pennsylvania, where Beverley experienced something during the filming of the movie PENNHURST.
The Baby Wait [Logo] reality baby, adoption Oct 30, 2012 THE BABY WAIT explores the unique process of open adoption, documenting the biological mother's life as she adjusts without the baby she carried for nine months, as well as following the adoptive parents who lovingly care for their newborn. But these new parents -- whether they are gay couples, straight couples or single parents -- must sometimes deal with extra stress since some states allow the birth mother up to 30 days to change her mind about giving up her baby. Logo aired a sneak-peek episode of this series on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 11pm ET, and didn't show the official series premiere until Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10pm ET.
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage [Discovery] reality automobile, makeover Nov 5, 2012 JESSE JAMES: OUTLAW GARAGE follows bad boy Jesse James, as he works as a partner at the Austin Speed Shop in Texas, where he's striving to transform his crew and business into a world-class custom shop. Jesse is getting back to his roots, back to being one of the best metal fabricators in the world -- and according to the shop's website, his title is "Pope of Welding." Now, he's setting a new mantra for the shop: build the highest quality, most badass cars in the world. Customizing cars and trucks, with zero tolerance for mistakes, Jesse unleashes his creative style and unapologetic attitude, which sometimes has him clashing with co-owner Bob 'Bleed' Merkt, as well as the mechanic Luke, the welder Patrick, and the rest of the crew. In this series, Jesse and the crew design, remake and create hot rods, like a classic Model A Roadster and a trophy truck. Before the official series premiere, Discovery aired two, one-hour specials: the pilot, JESSE JAMES: OUTLAW GARAGE, which first aired on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 10pm ET; and JESSE JAMES: OUTLAW GARAGE REBUILT, which premiered on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10pm ET.
LOLwork [Bravo] Reality Workplace Nov 7, 2012 LOLWORK follows the staff at Cheezburger, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet, which encompasses more than 50 sites, including ICanHasCheezburger.com, FAIL Blog, Memebase and The Daily What. Combined, the sites receive over 375 million page views a month. In this 30-minute series, Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh and his eccentric staff attempt to make the world laugh five minutes a day by putting nimble yet grammatically incorrect captions on cute photos of domesticated pets and animals. The series begin as the staff at Cheezburger competes to create a new comedic web series for the site. This series features the following people: Ben Huh, Cheezburger CEO, who founded a web analytics company before putting together an investor group to buy Cheezburger in 2007; Todd Sawicki, the Chief Revenue Officer of the Cheezburger Network, who has over 15 years of experience with online startups, media companies, specializing in online advertising, monetization, and user acquisition; Emily Huh, Ben's wife and Editor in Chief of ICanHasCheezburger.com, who was Assistant Director of an educational center prior to working at Cheezburger; Forest Gibson, Content Editor at Cheezburger, who was President of a music technology startup and has produced and starred in multiple episodes of "Know Your Meme" for the site; Paul Gude, Content Editor at Cheezburger, who had worked a variety of writing jobs, including covering celebrity interviews for a social media site, and can now be seen hosting episodes of the "Failblog Clip Show"; Sarah Hiraki, Art Director at Cheezburger, who, as the youngest member of the staff, co-hosts the webseries "Know Your Meme" and is the resident graphics whiz; Alison Luhrs, the company's Content Moderator, who is in charge of communicating with the animal-loving users who frequent the site; Alison Monda, the Assistant at ICanHasCheezburger.com, who has co-hosted the "Failblog Clip Show" and "Failblog Mini Clip Show"; William Sharick, Content Supervisor (aka Censor), who ensures that every cat on the site receives the respect they deserve; and Tori Wadzita, Production Manager at Cheezburger, collaboratively produces "KLOL: The Internets News for Cheezburger," "Know Your Meme," as well as runs various clients' ad campaigns for the site.
Shadow Operations [truTV] docu-series Nov 7, 2012 SHADOW OPERATIONS follows the investigative work of Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy, who have devoted their lives delving into secretive and undercover phenomenon that the government, scientists, and officials refuse to acknowledge or talk about. On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11pm ET/PT, truTV aired this program's 60-minute pilot episode, which highlighted The Mars Project.
The Man [Playboy] Reality Relationship Nov 3, 2012 In this reality dating show, four men compete against each other in three rounds of sexually explicit challenges, as they try to impress two female judges and be declared "The Man."
Extreme Houseboats [Travel] docu-series Nov 4, 2012 EXTREME HOUSEBOATS travels around the world to reveal the world's most outrageous homes on water. Each 60-minute episode features tours of at least three houseboats, including: a lavish Dutch cargo ship made of 100 tons of wood; a massive party boat retrofitted with a 40-foot twisting waterslide; a sprawling century-old steam schooner restored to all its glory; a million-dollar floating manor decked in marble and crystals; a majestic 5,500-square-foot yacht -- with a helicopter landing pad; a TV icon's legendary houseboat; a converted fishing vessel turned into a luxury spa; a secret luxury floating home with a $100,000 bathroom; a converted warship restored to new glory; and more. Travel Channel aired this program as a one-time, 60-minute special on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 8pm ET. Nearly seven months later, Travel Channel aired three new episodes back-to-back on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 8-11pm ET.
Training Day [FuelTV] Sports mixed martial arts Nov 5, 2012 TRAINING DAY provides a live look at the training camp of a fighter preparing for an upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bout. On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12:30pm/9:30am ET/PT, Fuel TV aired the first episode as a special, featuring Georges St-Pierre preparing for his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 154, scheduled to take place 12 days later on November 17
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2013 tv shows listing from jun to aug 2013 ......... update 2/10/2013
SUMMER 2013 - jun, jul, aug
Mistresses (ABC) Drama June 3, 2013 "Mistresses" is a salacious new drama about a group of friends caught in storms of excitement and self-discovery, secrecy and betrayal, and bound by the complex relationships they've created
The Fosters (2013) [ABC Family ( USA)] Drama June 3, 2013 We follow a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school Vice Principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins Mariana and Jesus. Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie, a hardened teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef warily welcome Callie into their home thinking it’s just for a few weeks, until a more permanent placement can be found.
Love And Marriage [ITV (UK)] 6 parts Comedy June 05, 2013 Love and Marriage is a comedy drama series featuring the love and ties which bind the chaotic Paradise family. The series starts with Pauline Paradise: on the day she retires from work as a lollipop lady, she also decides to walk out on her marriage to Ken. As the weeks go by the series explores the aftermath of Pauline’s decision, along with the knock-on effects it has on her three adult children – it shakes their worlds and makes them look differently at their own idiosyncratic relationships… with explosively funny and emotional consequences
Graceland (USA) Drama June 6, 2013 A one-hour drama that follows a group of diverse agents - from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Customs - whose worlds collide while forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California
Camp [NBC ( USA)] 10 parts Mystery June 10, 2013 This summer, NBC invites you to camp. In the tradition of “Meatballs” and “Dazed and Confused,” Little Hawk Family Camp is a wicked slice of lake-side heaven. In the one-hour drama, parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love. Little Hawk Family Camp – where mother nature and human nature collide.
King & Maxwell [TNT ( USA)] 10 parts Mystery June 10, 2013 King and Maxwell follows Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, who aren't the typical pair of private investigators. Both are former secret service agents, and their unique skill set (not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry) often gives them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement.
Ray Donovan (Showtime) 12 parts Action Drama June 10, 2013 RAY DONOVAN takes a novelistic look at contemporary Los Angeles. A richly textured family drama, the series centers on Ray (Schreiber) as L.A.'s best professional "trouble shooter." He's the one called in to solve the complicated, confidential and controversial problems of the city's elite. He can make anyone's problems disappear...except the ones he can't escape created by his own damaged Boston "Southie" family
Twisted (2013) [ABC Family ( USA)] Drama June 11, 2013 “Socio” is a one-hour drama centered on a charismatic 16-year-old alleged sociopath who recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood, and who becomes the Prime Suspect when a fellow student is murdered. The series will be executive-produced by Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls,” “Zombieland,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “My Boys,” “Jane by Design). Adam Milch (Greek), who wrote the pilot, will also serve as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Prodco, Inc
The White Queen [BBC One (UK)] 10 parts Drama | History June 16, 2013 White Queen is described as a tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder woven through the stories of three different yet equally driven women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne: Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. The year is 1464 and England has been at war for nine years battling over who is the rightful King of England — it is a war between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster, whose heraldic symbols were a white and red rose, respectively, giving the power struggle its name. The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV (Irons) is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker” (Frain). But when Edward falls in love and secretly marries a beautiful young widow, the commoner Elizabeth Woodville (Ferguson), Warwick’s plan for control over the throne comes crashing down around him. Meanwhile, Woodville becomes a queen with the help of her mother Jacquetta (McTeer), a self-proclaimed sorceress. Elizabeth’s most fierce adversary is the staunchly loyal Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort (Hale), a damaged and highly religious woman who would willingly lay down her life to see her young son Henry Tudor take the throne. And then there is Anne Neville (Marsay), Lord Warwick The Kingmaker’s daughter — a pawn in her father’s battle for control who finds her strength and ambition when she takes control of her destiny and marries the King’s younger brother Richard Duke of York (Aneurin Bernard).
The Hustle [Fuse (USA)] Action | Drama June 19, 2013 “The Hustle” centers on up-and-coming rap duo Brooklyn’s Finest, best friends navigating the music industry in hopes of making it big. Their one-man entourage, Rashad, keeps the boys honest and their childhood friend, Ya-Ya, is now a label exec helping them snag their first record deal
Quick Cuts [BBC FOUR (UK)] 3 parts Comedy June 19, 2013 Semi-improvised sketch show set in a hairdressers starring Doon Mackichan, Paul Reynolds, Lucinda Dryzek, OT Fagbenle, Jane Dowden and Jessica Gunning
Devious Maids (Lifetime) 13 episodes Drama June 23, 2013 Based on a Mexican format, Devious Maids follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Marc Cherry will write and executive-produce alongside Sabrina Wind
Crossing Lines (NBC ( USA)) 10 episodes Crime June 23, 2013 'Crossing Lines' is an English-language series produced on location in France and the Czech Republic which follows the workings of a special crime unit set up by the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized crimes that cross European borders and to hunt down criminals to bring them to justice
Under The Dome [CBS] Thriller Sci-Fi 13 parts June 24, 2013 On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out
Ray Donovan [Showtime ( USA)] Action 12 parts June 30, 2013 RAY DONOVAN takes a novelistic look at contemporary Los Angeles. A richly textured family drama, the series centers on Ray (Schreiber) as L.A.'s best professional "trouble shooter." He's the one called in to solve the complicated, confidential and controversial problems of the city's elite. He can make anyone's problems disappear...except the ones he can't escape created by his own damaged Boston "Southie" family
Being Mary Jane [BET (USA)] Comedy 13 parts July 02, 2013 From the producers of the award-winning, record-breaking BET comedy The Game and No. 1 box-office romantic comedy Jumping the Broom comes an original movie starring the gorgeous and talented Gabrielle Union. This is a story to which millions of modern women will both relate and respond. Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman show: a successful TV news anchor, entirely self-sufficient — an all-around powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn’t share her motivation. As Mary Jane juggles her life, her work and her commitment to her family, we find out how far she’s willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she, and society, insist are missing from her life as a single Black female
Count Arthur Strong [BBC TWO (UK)] Comedy 6 parts July 08, 2013 Following his father’s death, Michael is asked to write a biography of him. He finds it hard to find a starting point for the book and visits his father’s former comedy partner Arthur Strong, and is given a performance of the fading variety star’s `memory man’ act.
The Bridge (US) (FX ( USA)) 13 parts Crime July 10, 2013 Adapted from the Scandinavian series i Bron, "The Bridge" centers on two detectives from the United States and Mexico who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the American-Mexican border.
Camp [NBC (USA)] 10 parts Comedy July 10, 2013 Starring Adam Garcia and Rachel Griffiths. This summer, NBC invites you to camp. In the tradition of “Meatballs” and “Dazed and Confused,” Little Hawk Family Camp is a wicked slice of lake-side heaven. In the one-hour drama, parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love. Little Hawk Family Camp – where mother nature and human nature collide.
Orange is the New Black [Netflix] 13 parts Comedy Crime July 11, 2013 Engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman's decade-old relationship with a drug-runner results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric & outspoken inmates.
The Haunted Hathaways [Nickelodeon (USA)] Comedy 20 parts July 13, 2013 Life in The Big Easy gets a little more complicated and way more spirited when the Hathaway siblings move into a house occupied by a family of ghosts
Run [Channel 4 (UK)] Crime 4 parts July 15, 2013 Run is a new 4 part series commissioned by Channel 4. Each episode will follow one of four unconnected characters who's lives end up intertwining as a means of survival S1E1 - Carol is a tough single mother striving to keep her family together. When her teenage sons commit an act of random violence that ends in the death of a stranger, Carol faces the impossible choice of protecting her children or doing the right thing
Liv and Maddie [Disney Channel (USA)] Comedy July 19, 2013 The series follows smart and witty fifteen-year-old identical twins "Liv and Maddie", both played by seventeen-year-old Dove Cameron, and their tight-knit family, younger brothers Joey and Parker, and parents Pete and Karen. Two identical twins Liv, a popular television star whose hit show has just finished its run, and Maddie, an outstanding student and school basketball phenomenon whose popularity is on the rise, that is until Liv makes a triumphant return to their Wisconsin high school and complicating their teenage life even more is that their parents both work at their school.
Cedar Cove (Hallmark) 12 parts Drama July 20, 2013 Hallmark Channel announces that internationally renowned actress Andie MacDowell is set to star in the two-hour pilot, "Cedar Cove", which commences production in mid-June. "Cedar Cove", the movie, is the basis for the network's first-ever primetime series. The movie pilot will premiere in late 2012, with the new one-hour drama series expected to premiere shortly after in early 2013. "Cedar Cove", is based on the bestselling book series by renowned author Debbie Macomber. The past partnership between Hallmark Channel and Debbie Macomber has resulted in the network having three of the top rated Original Movies on all of ad-supported cable TV three years in a row
Badults [BBC THREE (UK)] Comedy July 23, 2013 Badults follows three flatmates - Tom, Ben and Matthew three of the most childish adults you could ever come across
Better Man [SBS (Aus)] 2 parts Crime drama July 25, 2013 A dramatization based on the true story of Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese-Australian, widely known as "The Baby of Death Row". Better Man tells the powerful account of a young man desperately trying to provide for his family, for which he paid the ultimate price. From the tough but loving upbringing that Van shared with his twin brother and devoted mother, to the gripping and heart-stopping events following his arrest in Singapore having been convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced with the death penalty. This confronting story culminates in an extraordinary three-year legal battle led by Melbourne lawyer, Julian McMahon and Melbourne QC, Lex Lasry to save the young man’s life
Second Chances 2013 [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie July 27, 2013 Jenny McLean (Alison Sweeney) is a single mom working at a 911-call center, struggling to make ends meet and raise her two kids, Elsie (Charlotte Labadie) and Luke (Benjamin Stockham). Although still reeling from her divorce, Jenny can’t help but flirt when she gets emergency calls from Jeff (Greg Vaughan), a local firefighter she nicknames “Cowboy” for his handsome voice. But when she gets a call that Jeff has been hurt in a fire, she is determined to finally meet him face-to-face. With a broken leg and strict doctor’s orders not to walk on it or climb any stairs, Jeff needs a first-floor apartment where he can recover. At the same time, Jenny is looking to rent out her guest room to earn extra income. Brought together by the unusual circumstances, Jeff soon moves in and becomes part of the family and Jenny is reluctantly falling for him. After learning from Jeff’s firefighter friend Buddy (Edward Asner) how Jeff’s father died as a fireman in the line of duty, Jenny is reminded of how dangerous his job is and has to decide if her family can take a risk to let love in again.
The Mill [Channel 4 (UK)] 4 parts Drama | History July 28, 2013 The Mill is a historical drama series created by John Fay. The series is set in rural-industrial 19th-century England ands is based on the historical archive of Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire. It depicts the country at a time when the industrial revolution ibegan to change the country beyond recognition forever
Southcliffe [Channel 4 (UK)] 4 parts Drama Aug 04, 2013 An evocative new four-part drama from award-winning writer Tony Grisoni. Southcliffe tells the story of a fictional English market town devastated by a spate of shootings which take place over a single day. It explores tragedy, grief, responsibility and redemption seen through the eyes of a journalist returning to the small town of his childhood, and those closest to the victims of the tragedy
Quick Draw [Hulu Plus (USA)] Comedy Aug 05, 2013 Fresh off the stagecoach from Harvard, Sheriff John Henry Hoyle and his reluctant Deputy Eli introduce the emerging science of forensics to hunt down the Wild West’s most dangerous criminals
Clear History 2013 [HBO Films] Comedy tv movie Aug 10, 2013 "Clear History", starring Larry David, is an HBO Films presentation, which also stars Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, and J.B. Smoove. This comedy follows Nathan Flomm (David), a marketing executive at a start-up electric car company, who, after a petty argument with his boss, gives up his 10 percent of the shares. The company then goes on to make billions of dollars, leaving Nathan publicly humiliated, his life destroyed. Ten years later, he's changed his name and moved to a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. All is well until something from his past threatens the new life he's made for himself.
Low Winter Sun [AMC] 10 parts August 11,2013 "Low Winter Sun” is a contemporary story of murder, deception, Revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. The story begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter that detective’s life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The pilot is based on the 2006 two-part British mini-series written by Simon Donald and starring Mark Strong. The original award-winning mini-series was produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company). Chris Mundy (“Criminal Minds,” “Cold Case”) will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner on the series. Jeremy Gold, head of creative affairs for Endemol Studios, oversees the project with Greg Brenman, head of drama for Tiger Aspect. The project is represented by CAA
It's A Date [ABC1 (Australia)] 8 parts comedy Aug 15, 2013 Explore the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love. It features an extraordinary mix of Australia's most respected performers including Gold Logie award-winners Asher Keddie, Kate Ritchie, John Wood and Lisa McCune alongside stars of the stage and screen Stephen Curry, Sibylla Budd, Shane Jacobson, Sophie Lowe, Nadine Garner, Pia Miranda, Peter Helliar, Lawrence Mooney, Ian Smith, and from the UK, comedy superstar Ross Noble in a rare TV acting role. Alongside these seasoned performers are some of Australia's best emerging comedy talents including Jess Harris, Ronny Chieng, Kate McLennan, Luke McGregor and Nazeem Hussain. Each episode thematically links two self-contained dates as they bravely head toward desire or disaster. Each new episode features a different cast tackling a different set of situations and addressing a new question each week. Should you have sex on a first date? Does age matter? How accurate are first impressions? How important is honesty on a first date? These are just some of the questions and issues addressed in series one of It's A Date
Upper Middle Bogan [ABC1 (Australia)] 8 parts Comedy Aug 15, 2013 When Bess Denyar, a doctor with a posh mother, an architect husband and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, finds out that she is adopted, she is stunned, but even more so when she meets her birth parents - Wayne and Julie Wheeler. If that's not enough to digest, Bess also discovers that she has siblings - Amber, Kayne and Brianna. The Wheelers head up a drag racing team in the outer suburbs, and are thrilled to discover the daughter they thought they had lost.
Big School [BBC One (UK)] Comedy Aug 16, 2013 Big School is a comedy series set in a secondary school that features dysfunctional staff, unrequited love and interactive white boards
WONDERLAND [Network Ten (Australia)] 22 parts comedy Aug 21, 2013 Set in an apartment building on the doorstep of one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, Wonderland is a warm, light-hearted and engaging relationship drama revolving around four couples at very different stages of life.
Big Bad World (2013) [Comedy Central (UK)] 8 parts Comedy Aug 21, 2013 Big Bad World is about what happens when you wait for life to begin. Ben (Blake Harrison) has just graduated and the world should be his oyster, but he quickly finds himself back in his hometown and nursing his as-yet unformulated dreams. He's also back to hanging out with the same old gang; too-smart-for-her-own-good charity mugger Beth, guitar-obsessive bedsit-philosopher Eggman and University-refuser and unashamed year-round-wearer-of-shorts-and-flip-flops Oakley. If it wasn't for the frequent overdraft charges, and the renewed proximity of parents Jan and Neil, Ben might almost believe the last three years of his life never happened
Chickens [Sky1 (UK)] Comedy Aug 22, 2013 Chickens is a new sitcom-comedy which has been written by Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Jonny Sweet. They are also the main stars of the show. Chickens is set in a sleepy English village during the First World War
What Remains [BBC One (UK)] Crime Aug 25, 2013 What Remains is a drama series broadcast on BBC One. Michael and Vidya move into a new flat in Coulthard Street and as they prepare for the arrival of their first baby, a leak dripping through the ceiling sets off a chain of events that sees them making a stunning discovery. Nobody has lived in the top flat for years, but after Michael breaks in not everything is as it seems. Under the dust the discarded shopping sits rotting on the kitchen sideboard. The couple then discover a decomposed body in the eaves
Rewind (Syfy) Thriller Aug 26, 2013 revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter events and change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Shane McRae stars as Sean Knox, ex-Special Forces who ranks as a field operative in a special division of the Department of Homeland Security. The pilot also stars Jennifer Ferrin, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Robbie Jones and Keon Mohajeri
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the tittle Legion (Syfy) supernatural thriller changes to Dominion
Syfy has given a green light to Dominion, a pilot based on characters from the 2010 motion picture Legion, which starred Paul Bettany.
Described as an epic supernatural action drama, Dominion is set 25 years in the future, after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. The series follows the journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity.
Scott Stewart, who co-wrote and directed Legion, will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producers alongside Michel Litvak and David Lancaster
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2013 tv shows listing from sep to oct 2013 ......... update 2/10/2013
FALL 2013 - sep, oct, nov
Pat And Cabbage [ITV (UK)] comedy Sep 05, 2013 Pat & Cabbage is a comedy series that takes a look at the changing generation shifts in today’s world. Pat and Cabbage have become single for the first time in decades and have finally acquired financial, familial and moral freedom and they’re exploiting it to the maximum
The Guilty [ITV (UK)] 3 parts Crime Sep 05, 2013 The Guilty is a drama series which sees lives being torn apart after a young child goes missing. The series is set across two timelines, 2008 and the present as it tells the story of DC Maggie Brandwho investigates the disappearance of Callum Reid whilst attempting to deal with her own young son’s medical diagnosis with autism
Blackout (2013) [Channel 4 (UK)] Crime Sep 09, 2013 Blackout is a drama which explores the shocking effects of a devastating cyber-attack on the national grid. The action follows the first five days immediately following the attack as experienced by a cast of ordinary characters finding it hard to feed and protect themselves and their families. The show uses real user-generated footage, alongside fictional scenes, CCTV archive footage and news reports to build an account of the country being plunged into complete darkness
CRIMSON [BLUE GRAFFITI FILMS] 3 parts web series thrillers Sep 10, 2013 CRIMSON is a series of short factitious thrillers based on events in Nigeria's history. It is inspired by the need to throw light on some of the darkest days of our history as a nation, the need to celebrate freedom of information and strengthen investigative journalism. Consisting of three episodes, Amazing Grace, Your Cup of Tea and Ink, Piss and Blood, the story is centred around Akin, an A-list detective and henchman of a notorious dictator who realises that dedication to his duty may cause him more than he bargained. He encounters three political prisoners and in his bid to crack them he comes face to face with his own demons. CRIMSON is loosely based on several events in Nigeria's recent history including the "Obasanjo phantom coup, the mysterious deaths of Gloria Okon and Dele Giwa". It is riddled with several metaphors and expressionist in approach. CRIMSON, a production collaboration between Blue Graffiti films and Ndani TV stars Seun Ajayi, Najite Dede, Toyin Oshinaike and Oc Ukeje. Its was written and Directed by Daniel Etim Effiong, produced by Kemi "Lala" Akindoju, shot by Idhebor Kagho and edited by Mohammed Atta. con't watch 2nd & 3rd episode here BLUE GRAFFITI FILMS - YouTube
The Wipers Times [BBC TWO (UK)] History Sep 11, 2013 The Wipers Times is a factual drama, based on a true story and is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit whilst having to deal with overwhelming adversity. In Ypres in 1916, Captain Fred Roberts and Lieutenant Jack Pearson find an old printing press and see it as a great opportunity to try and take the men’s minds off “the attentions of Messrs Hun and Co” by making a satirical newspaper to raise the spirits of the soldiers
Brains on Trial with Alan Alda [PBS (USA)] 2 parts Crime Sep 11, 2013 The robbery of a convenience store by a teenager high on cocaine goes horribly wrong, and he is now on trial for attempted murder. The case is fiction, but the trial – presided over by a distinguished US District Judge – is being conducted as if it were real. The unfolding trial is the backbone of an exploration by Alan Alda of the brains of many of the participants in a trial such as this, including the defendant, key witnesses, jurors and judge. By visiting and participating in some dozen experiments in brain science, Alda gains insights into how, and even what, the trial participants are thinking – insights that may one day influence how the criminal justice system operates, and in some cases are already doing so
Peaky Blinders [BBC TWO (UK)] 6 parts Crime Sep 12, 2013 Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster family saga that begins in 1919 in the lawless slum neighborhoods of post-war Birmingham. Returning soldiers, newly-minted revolutionaries and criminal gangs all fight for survival in an industrial landscape gripped by economic upheaval. Guns smuggled home from the trenches find their way onto the streets and become lethal currency. Communists don't just dream of revolution - they are planning for it and the government is expecting it. As Churchill mobilizes his Special Branch forces, illegal bookmakers make fortunes in speak-easy betting shops and traumatised infantrymen drink away their shell shock in riotous ale houses web :Peaky Blinders | Independent fansite for BBC Two's period drama exploring gang life in 1920s Birmingham
Power Games: The Packer Murdoch Story [Nine (Australia)] 2 parts Drama Sep 08 to 15, 2013 wer Games: The Packer Murdoch Story spans from 1960 to 1972 and is the true story of one of Australia's most iconic media dynasties
Sleepy Hollow [FOX (USA)] 13 parts Supernatural Sep 16, 2013 In this modern-day take on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by John Irving, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is reborn in the 21st century, tracking the Headless Horseman. However, the Horseman is actually one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, whose coming foretells the end times. Ichabod, unfamiliar with his new time, teams up with Lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) to track down the Horseman, who has been resurrected by a cult of evil witches... and they have summoned other evils as well to unleash the Apocalypse. Ichabod is guided in his quest by his wife Katrina (Katia Winter), a member of a cult of good witches. Katrina is trapped in limbo by a demon who is orchestrating everything that happens in the town of Sleepy Hollow
Latino Americans [PBS (USA)] 6 parts Documentary Sep 17, 2013 "LATINO AMERICANS" is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today
Brooklyn Nine-Nine [FOX (USA)] 22 parts Comedy Sep 17, 2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a new single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a new captain with a lot to prove. Detective Jake Peralta is gifted enough that he's never had to work too hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he's been enabled – if not indulged – throughout his entire career. That is, until the precinct gets a new commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt. Together, they interrogate suspects, arrest perps and solve murders. But, ultimately, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a workplace comedy that's not really about the job. It's about the men and women behind the badge – singing karaoke, grabbing a beer, and dabbling in each other's personal lives– all while protecting the fine people of Brooklyn
Dads (2013) [FOX (USA)] 22 parts Comedy Sep 17, 2013 A multi-camera comedy about two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them
Father Figure [BBC One (UK)] 6 parts comedy Sep 18, 2013 Father Figure is a sitcom created by and starring Jason Byrne. The series follows the everyday chaos of the Whyte family
By Any Means [BBC One (UK)] Crime Sep 22, 2013 By Any Means is a crime drama series which follows a clandestine unit that live their lives on the edge attempting to play the criminal elite at their own game. The work secretly in the shadows and inhabit the grey area between the letter of the law and achieving true justice
Hostages [CBS ( USA)] 15 parts Drama Sep 23, 2013 Hostages is a high-octane suspense drama about a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle. Dr. Ellen Sanders and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer, whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer, an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine, a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family's life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian, her secretive daughter Morgan and her not-so-innocent son Jake. In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred
The Blacklist [NBC ( USA)] 22 parts Crime Sep 23, 2013 The Blacklist follows Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, as he joins with the FBI, claiming that they can work with one another. When he agrees to cooperate in bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists, he tells them that he will only speak with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), a rookie FBI profiler. As they work together, Keen questions Reddington's motives and Reddington simply feels she is very special. When one terrorist is taken down, Reddington informs them that it is only the beginning. Reddington gives the FBI access to The Blacklist, a list with known terrorists and criminals the world doesn't know about. With Reddington's help, they work together to eradicate the list. Created by Jon Bokenkamp, the series also stars: Harry Lennix as FBI Assistant Director Harold Cooper, Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler, Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen, Ilfenesh Hadera as Jennifer Palmer
Sex: My British Job [Channel 4 (UK)] Documentary Sep 23, 2013 Investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai specialises in undercover work on the lives of immigrant workers. Hsiao once more teams up with Nick Broomfield, with whom she collaborated for Ghosts, about the fate of undocumented Chinese workers in the UK and the 23 Chinese cockle pickers who drowned in Morecambe Bay in 2004. Sex: My British Job is a chilling exposé as Hsiao works undercover as a housekeeper in London brothels and unveils the terrible reality of the British sex trade. Hsiao embarks on a prolonged period of secret filming, using cutting-edge camera glasses, to expose not just why illegal workers turn to sex work, but also how: through a complex combination of pressure and verbal abuse from the brothel owners, the lure of high earnings and the guilt they are made to feel about not providing for their families back home. This eye-opening film shows how easily Chinese and immigrant women can be drawn into sex work and highlights the shocking reality of what is happening behind closed doors up and down the country. SERIES SYNOPSIS Investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai goes undercover as a housekeeper in London brothels, unveiling the terrible reality of the British sex trade, in a film directed by Nick Broomfield
Mom [CBS ( USA)] 21 parts Comedy Sep 23, 2013 Mom is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. Christy is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when Bonnie, her recovering alcoholic mom, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy's many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy's already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss - and lover - Gabriel; the restaurant's hot-tempered chef, Rudy; her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet; her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe; her irresponsible ex-husband and Roscoe's father, Baxter; and Violet's clueless boyfriend, Luke. Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system - and a copious amount of dysfunction
Trophy Wife [ABC ( USA)] 22 parts Comedy Sep 24, 2013 They say the third time’s the charm, and reformed party girl Kate is hoping that’s true when she becomes Pete’s third wife. She fell into his arms (literally) at a karaoke bar, and a year later Kate’s got an insta-family, complete with three stepchildren and two ex-wives. Diane is ex-wife number one, an intense, over-achieving doctor and the mother of twin teenagers Hillary and Warren. Diane is quick to convey her withering disapproval of Kate’s barely tapped maternal instinct. Ex-wife number two, Jackie, is mother to adopted son Bert, and can pull Pete’s strings with her special blend of neurotic, new-ageyness. Juggling all this baggage is uncharted territory for Kate, who finds support with her best friend Meg, a party-hearty singleton and the only woman Kate knows who has less experience with kids than she has
London Irish [Channel 4 (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Sep 24, 2013 London Irish is a comedy series broadcast on Channel 4. The series follows the fotunes of four Northern Irish twenty-somethings living in London
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [ABC (USA)] 22 parts Super Heroes Sep 24, 2013 Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward, highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May, expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz, brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons, genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye.
Lucky 7 [ABC ( USA)] 6 parts Comedy Sep 24, 2013 In Astoria, Queens, a group of seven gas station employees have been chipping into a lottery pool for months, never thinking they’d actually win. Money could solve problems for each of them: Matt could get his girlfriend and two kids out of his mother’s house; Matt’s brother, Nicky, an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt; Samira, a second-generation Pakistani immigrant, could afford to go to Juilliard; Denise, a plucky cashier, could focus on rebuilding her crumbling marriage; Leanne, a young mother, could help her daughter realize her dreams; Bob, the store’s manager, could finally retire; and Antonio could give his wife and kids a whole new life
The Goldbergs (2013) [ABC ( USA)] 22 parts Comedy Sep 24, 2013 Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the '80s. For geeky 11-year-old Adam these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly is a classic "smother," an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray is gruff, hot-tempered and trying to parent without screaming. Sister Erica is 17, hot, terrifying and not one to mess with. Barry is 16, a grade-A spaz with classic middle child syndrome. Adam is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who's crushing on an older woman. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al "Pops" Solomon, the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who's schooling Adam in the ways of love. When Pops buys a new sports car and offers his Caddy to middle child Barry, it's enough to drive this already high-strung family to the brink of chaos
The Wrong Mans [BBC TWO (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Sep 24, 2013 A comedy thriller starring James Corden and Mathew Baynton. Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne find their boring existence being turned upside-down by a chance phonecall and a case of mistaken identity
Back In The Game [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Sep 25, 2013 Terry Gannon Jr. was an All Star softball player until life threw her a few curve balls -- a baby, a lost college scholarship and a loser for a husband. After striking out on her own, Terry and her son, Danny, move in with her estranged father, Terry Sr., aka "The Cannon". The Cannon is an opinionated, beer-guzzling, ex-athlete who never quite made the cut either as a single father or professional baseball player. As hard as Terry tries to keep Danny away from the sports-driven lifestyle of her youth, Tommy wants to play Little League. His stunning lack of baseball skills (he doesn't even know which hand the mitt goes on) makes him the laughing stock of the baseball field and of his grandfather's living room. When Danny and a group of other athletically-challenged hopefuls fail to make the team, Danny's disappointment forces Terry to face her past. So when a wealthy neighbor volunteers to finance a team for the rejected kids, Terry reluctantly offers to coach the team of misfits
The Michael J. Fox Show [NBC (USA)] 22 parts Comedy Sep 26, 2013 Look who's making the news again. One of New York's most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, "Spin City," "Family Ties"), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, "The Wire," "Treme") jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it's always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. Now the plan is in motion and Mike will be back to juggling home, family, and career - just like the old days, but only better. Writer Sam Laybourne ("Cougar Town"), director Will Gluck ("Easy A," "Friends with Benefits") and Fox serve as executive producers. "The Michael J. Fox Show" is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment
The Crazy Ones [CBS (USA)] 22 parts Comedy Sep 26, 2013 Robin Williams returns to series television in The Crazy Ones, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired... if he weren't the boss. Simon Roberts is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon's exact opposite - focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she'd resent if he wasn't so brilliant at what he does. Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach; art director Andrew, who's as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren. With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling
Atlantis (2013) [BBC One (UK)] 13 parts Fantasy Sep 28, 2013 Atlantis is set in the city of Atlantis: a mysterious ancient place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants. It’s into this strange, compelling realm that the young Jason arrives and an amazing adventure begins, bringing to life the vast store of Greek myths and legends
Hello Ladies [HBO (USA)] 8 parts Comedy Sep 29, 2013 Hello Ladies is a new comedy co-written, directed by and starring Stephen Merchant. The project, which The Office co-creator co-wrote with former Office writer-producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, stars the 6ft 7in Merchant as a gawky Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles. Half as charming as he thinks he is — and twice as desperate — he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people
Instant Mom [Nickelodeon (USA)] 20 parts Comedy Sep 29, 2013 Tia Mowry Hardrict stars as a 25 year old party girl who suddenly marries an older man with kids and becomes a step-mom
Betrayal [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Drama Sep 29, 2013 A chance meeting between photographer Sara Hadley and Attorney Jack McAllister leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sarah's husband, Drew, is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, while Jack is married to Elaine, the daughter of his boss, Thacher Karsten. When Karsten's brother-in-law Lou is murdered, all evidence points to Karsten's son, T.J.. Jack, the company's lead counsel, will have to defend him, but for Sara's prosecutor husband, Drew, this is the kind of high-profile murder case that can secure his political future. Just as Sara and Jack's affair is starting, the lovers find themselves in an impossible situation -- on opposite sides of a murder investigation
Masters of Sex [Showtime (USA)] 12 parts Drama Sep 29, 2013 Masters Of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine and nearly a dozen appearances on Johnny Carson's couch. Masters Of Sex marks Sheen's first regular series role for television. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love
We Are Men [CBS ( USA)] 2 part Comedy Sep 30, 2013 A single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. Carter, the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, and is now eager to re-enter the dating scene and get on with his life with some guidance from his “band of brothers”: Frank Russo, a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer and four-time divorcée who still fancies himself a ladies man; Gil Bartis, a small business owner who was caught having the world’s worst affair; and Stuart Strickland, a speedo-wearing OB/GYN who’s hiding his assets until his second divorce is settled. Jill is Frank’s charming and attractive daughter, who stands as the one positive remnant from his failed relationships. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex
The Psychopath Next Door [Sky LIVING (UK)] 1 part Comedy Oct 01, 2013 Penned by Trollied scribe Julie Rutterford, The Psychopath Next Door is described as a the creepy and intriguing drama which explores what happens when evil moves in next door. It tells the story of three friends whose lives are rocked by a new arrival. Secrets are spilled and loyalties are tested when Dr Eve Wright (Anna Friel) moves into the neighbourhood. Feisty, glamorous, oh, and psychotic, the cunning doc sinks her claws into the unsuspecting group, Marianne (Eva Birthistle, Strike Back), Imogen (Kathryn Drysdale, St Trinian’s) and Catriona (Claire Keelan, The Trip), just for the thrill of it. No blow is too low for Eve as she sets out to supplant Marianne as queen bee. The drama was produced by ITV Studios and directed by Kieron J. Walsh
Super Fun Night [ABC (USA)] 17 parts Comedy Oct 02, 2013 Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier and her two best friends, Helen-Alice and Marika, have had a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call "Friday Night Fun Night": "Always together! Always Inside!" However Kimmie's recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into the tradition. Not only is she now working with her idol, "Lady Lawyer of the Year" Felicity Vanderstone, but she meets a dashingly handsome British attorney, Richard Lovell, who invites her to his party at a trendy club. Determined to spend time with Richard and heed Felicity's advice to network, Kimmie sets out to convince her friends to take Super Fun Night on the road
Ironside (2013) [NBC (USA)] Crime Oct 02, 2013 Revival of Raymond Burr-led 1967-1975 series about a San Francisco police detective who's forced to find new ways of fighting crime after being paralyzed by a gunshot
Lawless (UK) [Sky LIVING (UK)] 1 part Drama Oct , 2013 Suranne Jones stars in a one off drama as Britain's youngest female judge Lila Pettitt
The Originals [The CW (USA)] 22 parts Supernatural Oct 03, 2013 Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus' questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Tensions between the town's supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his - the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by The Originals once again
Played CA [CTV (CA)] Crime Oct 03, 2013 “Played” sees the CIU (Covert Investigations Unit) take on a new case and target each week. The unit designs the operation and executes each case undercover as they infiltrate criminal worlds, collect evidence, and make arrests. The undercover CIU detectives build relationships with bad guys, whether coaxing confessions, buying drugs and guns in covert sting operations, infiltrating high finance scams, or immersing themselves with a crew of bank robbers. Today’s fast-paced times demand equally rapid detective work: these cops work quickly, plunging into the deep end and into high stakes scenarios with short, intense timeframes. Then, after posing as various criminals, the members of the CIU flip the switch and try and go home to their “normal” lives as spouses and parents
Welcome To The Family [NBC ( USA)] Comedy Oct 03, 2013 A single-camera comedy about two teens whose disparate families are bonded together after they fall in love and get pregnant
Sean Saves The World [NBC ( USA)] 18 parts Comedy Oct 03, 2013 Sean (Sean P. Hayes, "Will & Grace") is a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot - his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna (Linda Lavin, "Alice") and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler). So when she moves in full-time, it's a whole new world. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean's intent on being the best dad ever, so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company's new owner has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, putting a damper on his homemaking plans and throwing a kink in Sean's perfectly constructed work/life balance. Ellie sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he's clearly going overboard. From keeping his boss happy, employees motivated and enduring his mother's tactless "advice" to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it's going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it's Sean. Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911"), Lindsay Sloane ("Weeds") and Echo Kellum ("Ben and Kate") also star. Writer Victor Fresco ("Go On," "Mad About You"), director James Burrows ("Friends," "The Big Bang Theory"), Sean P. Hayes ("Hot in Cleveland," "Grimm") and Todd Milliner ("Hot in Cleveland," "Grimm") serve as executive producers. "Sean Saves the World" is a production of Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions.
The Millers [CBS (US)] 22 parts Comedy Oct 03, 2013 The Millers stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol and Tom, his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, Jack is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan’s sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla. Nathan’s best friend and news cameraman, Ray, was excited to be Nathan’s wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight [HBO (US)] Oct 05, 2013 Drama following Muhammad Ali's refusal to join the army and the court case that followed.
Dead Letters [Hallmark (US)] Crime Oct 05, 2013 Created by bestselling author Martha Williamson, "DEAD LETTERS", follows a quirky quartet of civil servants in the Dead Letter Office of the US Postal System who transform themselves into an elite team of lost-mail detectives. Their determination to deliver the undeliverable takes them out of the post office into an unpredictable world where letters and packages from the past save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but always miraculously on time. The intrepid bunch is led by the charming and handsome (but idiosyncratic) Oliver who still considers the stamped and mailed letter to be the gold standard of human communication. His hapless team of lost letter experts, free-spirited Rita and oddly-intuitive Norman, are thrown for a loop when a beautiful, no-nonsense technophile named Shane is mistakenly transferred to their inner sanctum. Shane inspires the lovable crew to step up in a risky and unorthodox way, beginning with a chance to clear the name of a wrongfully accused man and reconnect him with the love of his life
When Calls the Heart [Hallmark (US)] Drama Oct 05, 2013 on the series of Canadian novels by Janette Oke, "When Calls the Heart" is about a wealthy woman in the 1800s who gives up her comfortable class station in order to head West and be a school teacher. Elizabeth Thatcher trades high society life for a classroom post in the prairie, determined to prove she is brave enough to live on her own. She learns through her aunt’s secret diary that she had been a pioneer woman herself, and uses it as a guide to embark on her own adventures
The Mystery Cruise [Hallmark (US)] Crime Oct 05, 2013 centers on best friends and impending partners, Alvirah Meehan (O’Grady), a lottery winner turned amateur sleuth and Regan Reilly (Harrison), a private investigator. After the two heroines rescue the diamond-collared pooch of a wealthy socialite (played by Carol Higgins Clark), they set off with their spouses to join Regan’s mom, Nora Reilly (Colleen Winton, “The 4400”), a world famous mystery writer, on a luxurious three day cruise around the San Juan Island off the coast of Washington, the setting for a mystery game created to promote the release of Nora’s latest book. As the boat calmly sets sail, everyone is enjoying getting into character, especially Alvirah, who may or may not be the “murderess” in the mystery game. But troubled waters lie ahead when Alvirah gets a hunch that a real killer may be on board and together with Regan the pair teams up to take the killer down. Back on the mainland, Alvirah and Regan hang out their shingle in their fabulous Manhattan office to continue their sleuthing and crime fighting ways! The world premiere of “The Mystery Cruise,” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and will air on the network in 2014, should the pilot be greenlit to series.
Witches of East End [Lifetime ( USA)] 10 parts Supernatural Oct 06, 2013 Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of witches -- who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day lives in Long Island's secluded seaside town of North Hampton. When one of the daughters becomes engaged to a young, wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces her mother to admit to her daughters they are, in fact, powerful and immortal witches
Rubenesque [Sky LIVING (UK)] 1 part Drama Oct 08, 2013 A female scottish referee unexpectedly stumbles into the world of modelling
The Tomorrow People (US) [The CW (USA)] 22 parts Sci-Fi Oct 09, 2013 They are the next evolutionary leap of mankind, a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities - the Tomorrow People. Stephen Jameson stands at the crossroads between the world we know and the shifting world of the future. Up until a year ago, Stephen was a "normal" teenager - until he began hearing voices and teleporting in his sleep, never knowing where he might wake up. Now, Stephen's issues have gone far beyond the usual teenage angst, and he is beginning to question his sanity. In desperation, Stephen decides to listen to one of the voices in his head, and it leads him to his first encounter with the Tomorrow People - John, Cara and Russell - a genetically advanced race with the abilities of telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. The Tomorrow People are being hunted down by a paramilitary group of scientists known as Ultra. Led by Dr. Jedikiah Price, Ultra sees the Tomorrow People as a very real existential threat from a rival species, and the outcast group has been forced to hide out in an abandoned subway station just beneath the surface of the human world. Trading in secrets, Jedikiah offers Stephen the chance for a normal life with his family and best friend, Astrid, if he will help in the struggle to isolate and eradicate the Tomorrow People. On the other hand, Cara, John and Russell offer Stephen a different type of family and a home where he truly belongs. Unwilling to turn his back on humanity or the world of the Tomorrow People, Stephen sets out on his own path - a journey that could take him into the shadowy past to uncover the truth about his father's mysterious disappearance, or into an unknown future with The Tomorrow People
Full Circle (2013) [DIRECTV (USA)] 10 part Drama Oct 10, 2013 “Full Circle” is a modern day La Ronde meets My Dinner with Andre as it explores the nature of human contact and true togetherness in our current technology-driven world. It marks a new foray into alternative television production, harkening back to the prolific days of independent filmmaking
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Fantasy Oct 10, 2013 In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice tells a tale of a strange new land that exists on the other side of a rabbit hole. An invisible cat, a hookah smoking caterpillar and playing-cards that talk are just some of the fantastic things she's seen during this impossible adventure. Surely this troubled girl must be insane, and her doctors aim to cure her with a treatment that will make her forget everything. Alice seems ready to put it all behind her, especially the painful memory of the genie she fell in love with and lost forever -- the handsome and mysterious Cyrus. But deep down Alice knows this world is real, and just in the nick of time the sardonic Knave of Hearts and the irrepressible White Rabbit arrive to save her from a doomed fate. Together the trio will take a tumble down the rabbit hole to this Wonderland where nothing is impossible
The Last Witch [Sky LIVING (UK)] 1 part Comedy Oct 10, 2013 500 YEARS ago, in Halifax, Alice Lister was cursed by her sister Jane – she can't die, doesn't age, and must kill any man who falls in love with her. It's how they deal with family fall-outs in West Yorkshire. Thus, when the kindly Miranda takes pity on the homeless Alice in modern day Britain, little does she know how much impact her presence is going to have on her life, especially when the spirit of Jane is disturbed, entering the fray with deadly and vengeful intent (you may notice similarities with Janine from EastEnders).
Breathless (UK) [ITV (UK)] 6 parts Drama Medical Oct 10, 2013 Breathless is a drama series which follows the daily lives of a group of doctors and nurses working at the same London hospital. Simmering behind their smiles though is cauldron of lies, deception and guilty secrets. The series begins in 1961 and is set in a busy Gynaecology unit
Filthy Sexy Teen$ [Adult Swim (USA)] Comedy Oct 11, 2013 "Filthy Sexy Teen$" follows the exploits of a group of teens (and one high school principal) as they attempt to climb the social ladder by any means possible, even if they have to use sex, lies, and murder to get there. It won’t be easy in a school where everyone has a dark secret, and one mysterious teen is out to expose every one of them
Super Clyde [CBS (USA)] Comedy Oct 11, 2013 "Super Clyde" is a single-camera comedy following a meek fast food worker who decides to become a superhero Note : only pilot
Talking to the Dead [Sky LIVING (UK)] 2 parts Crime Oct 15, 2013 A new two part thriller starring Sophie Rundle as a new female detective working her first case as part of the major crimes unit
Reign [The CW ( USA)] 22 parts Drama Oct 17, 2013 Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch - beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king's dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn't signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited. Further complicating things is Bash, Francis' roguish half-brother, who has a history of his own - despite his illegitimate birth, Bash is his father's favorite. And now that Bash has caught Mary's eye, a royal triangle may be forming. While at French Court, fierce foes and dark forces conspire to sabotage Mary's marriage to Francis and even threaten her life, until a mysterious shrouded guide becomes her ally. With danger and sexual intrigue around every dark castle corner, Mary rallies her ladies-in-waiting and steels herself, ready to rule the new land and balance the demands of her country and her heart
Man Down [Channel 4 (UK)] Comedy Oct 18, 2013 Man Down is a sit com broadcast on Channel 4. The series stars Greg Davies as Dan, who has character flaws, an unwanted teaching job and dysfunctional friends
Health Freaks [Channel 4 (UK)] Documentary Oct 21, 2013 Health Freaks sees Pixie McKenna, Ayan Panja and Ellie Cannon testing out different popular home remedies to separate old wives' tales from those that could actually have some medicinal value
Cold Spring 2013 [Lifetime] telemovie Oct 21, 2013 Prompted by an almost fatal car accident, Sara and Roy, a married couple, decide to start a new life and move to the small town of Cold Spring. This incident also serves as a wakeup call for Roy who breaks off an affair he’s been having with his sexy mistress, Diane. Just as they begin settling into their new life, Diane shows up in Cold Spring and declares that she cannot live without him and has just bought a house in Cold Spring to be near him. Roy visits Diane’s house to break it off and is surprised to meet her son Jacob for the first time. Diane insists that they belong together and should be a family. Knowing how much Roy wants children that, thus far Sara has been unable or unwilling to provide, she tricks him into interacting with Jacob. Despite the temptation, Roy insists he will remain faithful to his wife and leaves Diane, and Jacob, this time for good. From that moment, any woman Roy comes in contact with starts turning up dead and Roy becomes the prime suspect in their murders.
The Cheating Pact 2013 [Lifetime] telemovie Oct 21, 2013 Three high school students, Heather, Kylie, and Jordan, under pressure from their parents to get into good colleges, convince a shy but very smart girl, Meredith, to take the College Entrance Test for them. After Meredith gets a low score on one of the tests, she winds up dead in a mysterious accident, and now all three kids are suspects in her murder. Heather soon finds that she is being framed for Meredith’s murder by the other two and must team up with her mother, Brenda, to prove her innocence
Ravenswood [ABC Family ( USA)] 10 parts Supernatural Oct 22, 2013 From “Pretty Little Liars” executive producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein, “Ravenswood” will center on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA (the home base of “Pretty Little Liars”), which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town's mysterious and terrible history before it's too late for each of them. The series will premiere on ABC Family following the annual “Pretty Little Liars” special Halloween episode in October 2013.
Date My Porn Star [Channel 4 (UK)] Documentary Oct 22, 2013 Three British porn obsessives visit LA to meet their favourite adult movie stars. But as well as meeting their idols, they witness the darker and less glamorous side of the porn industry
Ambassadors [BBC Two (UK)] 3 parts Comedy Oct 23, 2013 The series is set in the fictional Central Asian Republic of Tazbekistan where newly arrived British Ambassador Keith Davies is set the task of trying to secure a £2 billion helicopter contract for the United Kingdom
Ja'mie: Private School Girl [ABC1 (Australia)] 6 parts Comedy Oct 23, 2013 Chris Lilley brings back one of his most famous characters from 'We Can Be Heroes' and 'Summer Heights High' as we follow Ja'mie King in her final year of high school
Dracula (2013) [NBC (USA)] 10 parts Supernatural Oct 25, 2013 The 10-episode series introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There's only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife
Spooksville [ HUB (USA)] Comedy Oct 26, 2013 Based on the acclaimed book series by author Christopher Pike, the new kid in town discovers that he holds the key to a battle between good and evil that has been taking place for centuries in a bizarre small town that plays host to a wide array of supernatural and unexplained occurrences.
The Escape Artist [BBC One (UK)] 3 parts Crime Oct 28, 2013 The Escape Artist is broadcast on BBC One. Will Burton is a talented junior barrister who specialises in helping get people out of tight legal corners, giving him the nickname, The Escape Artist. Much to the annoyance of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner, he is in high demand, as he has never lost a case
Nowhere Boys [ABC3 (Aust)] 13 parts Sci-Fi | Teens Nov 07, 2013 This fantasy action-adventure series follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference – they were never born.
Yonderland [Sky1 (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Nov 10, 2013 A bored young mum steps through a portal and finds herself in a world of "incompetent knights, monks who are incapable of lying, and a race of people intent on firing the cleverest amongst them into the sun."
Ground Floor [TBS (USA)] 10 parts Comedy Nov 14, 2013 Multi-camera comedy about a 29-year-old successful alpha male who, after crossing paths with his company's carefree support staff, realizes he's not nearly as happy as he thought he was
Alpha House [Amazon.Com (USA)] Comedy Nov 15, 2013 "Alpha House" follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC Note : pilot on April 19, 2013
Almost Human (US) [FOX (USA)] 13 parts Sci-Fi Nov 17, 2013 Almost Human is an action-packed police procedural set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The year is 2048. Meet Detective John Kennex, a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much — except that his partner was killed, he lost one of his legs and he is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with Dorian, a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these "flaws" that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian’s understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them. Almost Human will follow the week-to-week missions of John and Dorian, as they fight crime across this futuristic landscape, while the mysteries surrounding John’s attack and the larger mythology of this new world unfold
Betas [Amazon.Com (USA)] Comedy Nov 22, 2013 "Betas" is set in the world of Silicon Valley start-ups and centers on a quartet of under-socialized computer geeks who have designed a killer app that could transform the social lives of about 6 billion people for the better. Now all they have to do is get over their crippling personality flaws and sell their product. Note : pilot on April 19, 2013
Getting On (US) [HBO (USA)] 6 parts Comedy Nov 24, 2013 A comedy based on the U.K. series about put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, brutally honest and quietly compassionate realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system
Generation Cryo [MTV (USA)] 6 parts Reality Nov 25, 2013 The compelling new one-hour docu-drama "Generation Cryo" explores the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors and are redefining what it means to be a family. The series will document the journey of Breeanna, a 17-year-old only child, who recently logged onto the Donor Sibling Registry, a website dedicated to connecting sperm donor families, and learned that she has at least 15 half-siblings all fathered by a man none of them know. Now, Bree’s on a mission to meet all of her half-brothers and sisters and lead them on a nationwide search to find their biological father
Legacy [BBC Two] cold war spy drama Nov 28, 2013 Set during the height of the Cold War in 1970s London, The drama follows Charles Thoroughgood, who discovers the disturbing truth about his fathers complex past. Fresh out of the army, Charles has barely begun his training in Britains secret intelligence service, MI6, when his university association with a Soviet diplomat lands him on a case
Dear Secret Santa [MTV (USA)] telemovie Nov 30, 2013 After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jennifer, moves back to the house she grew up in bringing back memories of her friend Jack, who used to live next door but recently passed away. One day, Jennifer gets a Christmas card from a "Secret Admirer" in her mailbox and becomes curious as to who sent it. The admirer knows so many personal things about her that she decides to write back and is astonished when something they say reminds her of Jack. Is it possible that he is sending her the Christmas cards?
Charlie Brooker's How Videogames Changed The World [Channel 4] Nov 30, 2013 From Pong to Grand Theft Auto, Atari to Angry Birds, the broadcaster delves into the history of the games industry and celebrates a selection of its most significant titles. He explores how interactive entertainment has evolved from a penny arcade diversion into a medium that some believe is art, and shows how it is changing the way people work, communicate and play. Joined by Jonathan Ross, Dara O Briain and leading designers including Will Wright and John Romero, Brooker looks at how video games have become one of the most progressive art forms of the past 40 years
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The Unexplained Files [Discovery Science] 6 parts Non-Fiction Paranormal Dec 2, 2013 THE UNEXPLAINED FILES features renowned scientists, credible experts, and first-hand eyewitnesses as they present riveting never-before-seen footage and share their vivid personal accounts of truly bewildering experiences. Each episode takes viewers on a thrilling expedition – presenting some of the most shocking and interesting stories ever told. "
Don't Ever Wipe Tears without Gloves [BBC4 (UK)] 3 parts Dec 2-9-16, 2013 The title is a reprimand from one nurse to another after a chilling opening: a patient with Aids writhes on his deathbed during the epidemic that swept Stockholm in the 1980s. But most of episode one takes place a few, more carefree, years earlier, when we meet two young men learning how to cope in a society that doesn’t accept homosexuality. As we’ve come to expect from Scandinavia, it’s beautifully done note - for episode onehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03kp3h9
Killer Contact [Space (Ca)] 6 parts Non-Fiction Paranormal Dec 4, 2013 "In Killer Contact, viewers will follow a team of paranormal investigators as they research the otherworldly activity at historical sites and explore the gruesome back story of the infamous and heinous individuals who operated out of each location. The team will stop at nothing as they dig deep into the crimes and victims to determine if they are the cause of the present-day haunting. Investigations this season focus on historical figures including Jack the Ripper (London), Dracula-inspiration Vlad the Impaler (Romania) and the bloodthirsty Borgias (Italy)" Killer Contact is an American show features paranormal investigators Austin Cook, Hector Barragan, Adam Leidenfrost, Molly O'Connolly, and Greg Niecestro.
Kirstie [TV Land (USA)] 12 parts Comedy Dec 04, 2013 Kirstie revolves around Madison "Maddie" Banks, a renowned Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo (Petersen), the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. But when Maddie's assistant and best friend, Thelma (Perlman), and outlandish driver Frank (Richards) encourage her to give Arlo a chance, Maddie is shocked to find that perhaps she has motherly instincts after all.
Mob City [TNT (USA)] 6 parts Drama Dec 04, 2013 Mob City is a period drama based on the book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, capturing the true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during post-World War II (the 1940s and '50s). It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base
Bonnie & Clyde [History Channel (USA)] 2 parts Mini-Series Crime Dec 08, 2013 "Bonnie and Clyde" were the real-life outlaws who terrorized much of the central United States during the early- to mid-1930s. The pair was killed on May 23, 1934 when they were ambushed and killed on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Ambushed in their automobile, the couple was shot and killed by a posse consisting of four Texas police officers (Frank Hamer, B.M. "Manny" Gault, Bob Alcorn and Ted Hinton) and two Louisiana police officers (Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley)
Lucan (UK) [ITV (UK)] 2 parts Mini-Series Crime Dec 11, 2013 Lucan is a thrilling new two-part drama based on the life of flamboyant aristocrat, Lord Lucan, and written by award-winning writer, Jeff Pope The drama will tell the story of Lucan’s exploits as a member of the infamous Clermont set and will focus on his marriage collapse to Veronica (Catherine McCormack), the Countess of Lucan. With his marriage disintegrating, Lucan became obsessed with regaining custody of his children. Ultimately the drama will reveal what happened on that fateful night in November 1974 when his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett (Leanne Best), was cruelly bludgeoned to death in the basement of the family’s home in London’s Lower Belgrave Street. To this day Lucan is thought to have mistaken Sandra for his wife Veronica, whom he blamed for the fractures in his family life. His whereabouts and eventual fate have remained a mystery for nearly four decades, captivating and intriguing the public whose fascination with Lucan is undiminished.
Psychopath Night [Channel 4 (UK)] documentary Dec 14, 2013 Psychopath Night unravels the mystery of psychopaths, exploring how their minds work, counting down the top ten movie psychopaths and revealing familiar faces on the psychopathic scale note :http://www.channel4.com/programmes/psychopath-night
How Sherlock Changed the World [PBS] Documentary Dec 17, 2013 Through the use of compelling archival material and reconstruction, How Sherlock Changed the World tells the true stories of the scientists, detectives and even criminals who were inspired or influenced by the legend of Holmes. The program explores real crimes that were solved thanks to a piece of equipment Holmes used, a technique he popularized or invented, or even his method of reasoning. The special will also assess the history of Holmes’ techniques from the 1880s to the present, showing how the scientific techniques Holmes introduced to the world have evolved into the stunning CSI-style forensic labs of Scotland Yard and the FBI
The Great Train Robbery: A Coppers Tale & A Robbers Tale [BBC One] 2 parts mini-series Drama Dec 18, 2013 This two part BBC drama tells the stories behind the most infamous heist in British history on its 50th anniversary: ‘The Robbers’ Tale’ tells the story of the gang whose audacious crime secured unheard of wealth and the wrath of the Establishment. ‘The Coppers’ Tale’ tells the story of Tommy Butler and the crack team of detectives he assembled in his relentless quest to bring the robbers to justice.
Raised by Wolves (UK) [Channel 4 (UK)] Comedy Dec 23, 2013 Raised by Wolves is a sitcom featuring a family who are home-educating six children in a council house in Wolverhampton
The Tractate Middoth [BBC TWO (UK)] tv movie Dec 25, 2013 e Tractate Middoth sees Mark Gatiss restoring the BBC tradition of a 'Ghost Story for Christmas' as he brings to life one of MR James's most atmospheric tales in brand-new drama The Tractate Middoth, starring Sacha Dhawan, John Castle, Louise Jameson and Una Stubbs
Gangsta Granny [BBC One] Children | Comedy Dec 26, 2013 Gangsta Granny stars Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart as they bring David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel to life. Ben is bored as he is forced to stay at the house of his grandma as all she ever wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. One day though she tells him a story that she was once an international jewel thief, and together they go on a wild adventure to complete the one heist she never quite managed to do
Death Comes To Pemberley [BBC One] 3 parts Mini-Series Drama Dec 26, 2013 The story returns to the world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and involves its characters in a new tale of murder and emotional mayhem
Moonfleet [Sky1] 2 parts mini-series Drama Dec 27 & 28, 2013 Set in the small Dorset village of Moonfleet, the story sees young John Trenchard (Barnard) desperate to join the local band of smugglers led by Elzevir Block (Winstone). Together they embark on an adventure full of action, friendship and humour, and hunt for a fabled lost diamond. Their journey takes them from 18th Century Dorset, to the Jewel quarter of The Hague and on to a gripping, final sea voyage.
The Thirteenth Tale [BBC TWO (UK)] Drama Dec 30, 2013 The Thirteenth Tale is adapted for televison by Christopher Hampton, directed by James Kent and produced by David Heyman and Norma Heyman. Vida Winter has managed to evade journalists' questions about her past by simply refusing to answer their inquiries to spinning tales that they later discover to be false. With her health starting to fail, Vida invites Margaret Lea to hear the truth about her life and write her autobiography. Lea finds herself also having to confront her own ghosts
for upcoming 2014 dramas
The Assets [ABC (USA)] 8 parts miniseries spy Jan 02, 2014 Assets" will look inside the true, personal stories of the conclusion of the Cold War as told by the keepers of the nation’s secrets: the CIA. A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by veteran CIA officers Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille who hunted down CIA officer Aldrich Ames, a mole who fed information to the Soviet Union that contributed to the deaths of at least ten Soviet intelligence officers who had spied for the United States
Dolphins – Spy In The Pod [BBC One (UK)] Wildlife Jan 2, 2014 Dolphins – Spy In The Pod follows an underwater menagerie of spy creatures as they manage to infiltrate the secret world of dolphins. They swim alongside some of the most captivating and clever animals on the planet catching the waves with dolphins and speeding with a megapod of spinner dolphins
SEX // NOW [HBO (USA)] Docuseries Jan 2, 2014 a reboot of Real Sex it will use the same format containing two or three documentary shorts and person on the street segments to chronicle some interesting arenas in the world of sex. A lot has changed since the show began in 1990, and even since the last episode aired in 2008 (the show wasn’t run frequently enough to cover a wide breadth of topics that have become more prominent today).
The Best Laid Plans [CBC (Canada)] 6 parts Comedy Jan 05, 2014 t Laid Plans is a humorous and satirical journey into the world of national politics and backroom maneuvering of Canadian government. Parliament is a secret and esoteric world with its own culture, customs and language, and this is a rollicking journey into this cosseted world. Our guide is the earnest, hopeful, English PhD, Daniel Addison, head speech writer for the Leader of the Opposition. When Daniel catches his girlfriend and her boss in flagrante delicto he decides to return to academe as assistant professor of English at the University of Ottawa. But you don't just walk away from the Opposition Party - freedom has a price and in this case it's finding a candidate in a riding 50 kilometers away and managing the campaign in the next election, scheduled in approximately eight weeks. The catch: the riding in question has voted solidly for the Government Party since Confederation and the incumbent is Eric Cameron, the extremely popular finance minister whose plurality in the last election was over 90%
The Curse of Oak Island [HISTORY (USA)] Reality Jan 05, 2014 In the North Atlantic is a mysterious, and possibly booby-trapped island that has fired the imagination of treasure hunters for more than 200 years. Oak Island could be hiding one of the greatest treasures in history, but no one has ever been able to crack the code of how to get at it. Fortunes have been spent and lives have been lost. A prophecy says that seven people will die before the treasure is found, and six have died in various accidents already. In the new series THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND, two brothers from Michigan will take new technology and old-fashioned knowhow and attempt to discover what's buried there once and for all
The 7.39 [BBC One (UK)] 2 parts miniseries Drama Jan 06, 2014 The 7.39 is a romantic drama written by David Nicholls. It stars David Morrissey, Sheridan Smith, Olivia Colman and Sean Maguire. Carl Matthews is 45 and his life has become very routine. Every day he travels on the 7.39 train where he sees the same unhappy faces doing the same daily commute into Waterloo. Happily married to Maggie, Carl has become predictable. Sally Thorn has recently moved out of London but still travels in daily as she still works as the manager of a health club. A fight over a seat sees Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journeys become much more interesting
Broad City [Comedy central] 10 parts comedy Jan 6, 2014 "Broad City" follows two friends in New York City, played by Jacobson and Glazer, navigating their way through the minutiae that is life, making the smallest and mundane events strange and funny. Described as "passionate, funny and sometimes raunchy" by The New York Times, their dynamic relationship, combined with their impeccable comedic timing and chemistry, has earned the two comedians praise from The Wall Street Journal, Time Out NY, The Fader, and AV Club, among others. The series has been nominated for the ECNY's "Best Web Series" award; Jacobson and Glazer also were nominated individually. Brooke Posch is the Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Killer Women [ABC (USA)] Action Jan 7, 2014 Of all the notorious lawmen who have ever patrolled the violent Texas frontier, none are more storied than the Texas Rangers. But being the only female ranger in this elite squad isn't going to stop ballsy, badass Molly Parker. Molly is committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served. While she's surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail, including Police Lieutenant Guillermo Salazar, the Rangers have her back, led by Company Commander Luis Zea. Molly has also got her brother, and his wife Becca. On the verge of getting divorced from her smarmy husband, Jake, Molly begins an affair with sexy DEA Agent Dan Winston.
Intelligence (US) [CBS (USA)] Action Jan 7, 2014 Itelligence is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand, a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit's missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal, a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol. Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameso and Gonzalo "Gonzo" Rodriguez, two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy, whose son, Nelson, is jealous of Gabriel's prominent place in his father's life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.'s secret weapon
Chicago P.D. [NBC (USA)] Crime Drama Jan 8, 2014 "District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There are the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head to head with the city’s street crimes. And there’s the Intelligence Unit, the team that combats the city’s major offenses – organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond. [These are their stories.]" At the helm of the Intelligence Unit is Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a man not against crossing legal and ethical lines to ensure the safety and security of the city he loves. It’s not unknown for him to be an ally one minute and worst enemy the next. Working hand-in-hand with Voight is Detective Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda). More level-headed and honest than his counterpart, Antonio put his reservations about Voight aside to help the Intelligence Unit track down Chicago’s most dangerous criminals while acting as a role model for the younger officers. Rising through the ranks in the Intelligence Unit is Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), a brash young detective who earned his spot on the team with the aid of Antonio’s endorsement. Halstead’s partner is tough, no-nonsense Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush). Lindsay grew up on the street, but was lifted to a better life when Voight took her in as a teenager. Halstead and Lindsay’s close working relationship may be shifting into something more personal, but won’t if Voight has anything to do with it. The precinct also includes Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas), an experienced undercover detective and confidant for Voight, Kyle Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), a quick-witted cadet plucked from the police academy to join Olinsky on undercover assignments, Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins), a charismatic uniformed patrolman who loves to throw a great party, Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), a uniformed patrol officer who strives to one day become a part of the elite Intelligence Unit, and Sheldon Jin (Archie Kao), the neat and meticulous detective in charge of surveillance and tech ops
The Spoils Of Babylon [IFC (USA)] 6 parts miniseries Drama Jan 9, 2014 Spoils of Babylon" is a television adaptation of a best-selling epic novel by fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh (played by Ferrell) and will feature an ensemble cast to be announced later. The blowsy century-spanning saga chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of a family who made their fortune in the oil business. IFC has ordered six, half-hour episodes to premiere in late 2013. "This is a crazy and maybe even a stupid idea," says Will Ferrell. "IFC is either really courageous or really stupid which makes them the perfect partner for us," he added. In the vein of The Thorn Birds and Winds of War, the epic story of The Spoils of Babylon spans three generations, taking viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through world war battlefields and velvet sheeted bedrooms. As the story unfolds, the booze, the passion and the heartache lead to illegal arms deals and international espionage with the Shah of Iran not to mention the creation of the doomed sub-prime market.
Enlisted [FOX ( USA)] 13 parts Comedy Jan 10, 2014 Comedy which follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida
Close Encounters [Discovery ] 13-part Jan 10, 2014 "Weird weather patterns, flight schedules, and extraordinary imagination – ultimately, of the thousands of “UFO sightings” that are reported each year around the globe, most can be explained and attributed to normal, Earthly phenomena. But those cases that can’t be solved – even decades later -- puzzle police investigators, government officials, researchers, and even medical communities. It explores the most intriguing and convincing UFO stories on the planet. An original Canadian production from Toronto’s Newroad Media, the series examines two stories in each episode, combining dramatic recreations, CGI, and dynamic expert interviews, to illuminate the most mystifying sightings from around the world – from Alberta to Australia, and from Texas to Tehran!"
Helix [Showcase (Ca)] thriller 13 parts Jan 10, 2014 Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility, Arctic BioSystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
Bitten [Space (Ca)] 13 parts Fantasy Jan 11, 2014 Desperate to escape both a world she never wanted to be part of and the man who turned her into a werewolf, Elena (Vandervoort) has abandoned her Pack and taken refuge in a new city. There, she works as a photographer and hides her werewolf existence from her new boyfriend. When bodies start turning up in her Pack’s backyard, Elena finds herself back at Stonehaven, the werewolves’ ancestral domain. Torn between two worlds and two loves, she quickly realizes that – when push comes to shove – she’ll stop at nothing to defend her Pack.
True Detective (HBO) crime (8 parts) Jan 12 , 2014 "True Detective" is written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened.
Uncle [BBC three (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Jan 13, 2014 Uncle stars Nick Helm as Andy, an out-of work musician who makes an unlikely friendship with his 12-year-old nephew Errol after being blackmailed into looking after him by his sister Sam
House Of Fools [BBC TWO (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Jan 14, 2014 House Of Fools is a surreal sitcom starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. The show features uninvited lodgers, visitors and guests who constantly cause havoc in their home.
The Kumars [Sky1 (UK)] Talk Shows Comedy Jan 15, 2014 The Kumars is a talk show broadcast on Sky1. Having suffered hard during the economic downturn, The Kumars are now living in a flat in Hounslow behind the shop that Ashwin now runs. Sanjeev is divorced from his wife of nearly two years and Ashwin has mamanged to get a sponsorship deal that has allowed him to resurrect the family's talk show, which takes place in the living room of their flat
I Didn’t Do It (2014) [DiSNEY CHANNEL (USA)] Comedy Jan 17, 2014 I Didn’t Do It centers on ultra-competitive fraternal twins Lindy and Logan Watson (Olivia Holt, Austin North), who, together with their best friends (Piper Curda, Sarah Gilman, Peyton Clark), navigate their freshman year of high school. Each episode begins with a comedic “what just happened?” situation as Lindy and Logan each spin their own accounts in the form of flashbacks
The Musketeers [BBC One] 10 parts Drama Jan 19, 2014 Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris where law and order is more an idea than reality, the series follows Musketeers Athos, Aramis and Porthos who are far more than King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards, but ultimately stand resolutely for social justice: for honour, for valour, for love and for the thrill of it
Looking [HBO (USA)] 8 parts Comedy Jan 19, 2014 'Looking' is a dramedy about three young gay men trying to make the most out of life in San Francisco's Castro District
Klondike (2014) [Discovery Channel (USA)] 3 parts Mini-Series Adventure Jan 20, 2014 Klondike follows the lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our heroes in a land full of undiscovered wealth, but ravaged by harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters including greedy businessmen, seductive courtesans and native tribes witnessing the destruction of their people and land by opportunistic entrepreneurs.
Black Sails [Starz] pirate 8 parts Jan 25, 2014 Set up as a twenty-year prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book Treasure Island, Black Sails will follow the adventures of cutthroat corsair Captain Flint and his crew of brutal buccaneers, whose plundering ways have led them to the brink of extinction. Flint’s fight for survival forces him to seek sanctuary on the debauched pirate paradise New Providence Island, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and stunning brutality. On the journey, Flint will take on a young, fast-talking addition to his crew— one, John Silver
19-2 [Bravo] cop drama Jan 29, 2014 "19-2" follows the daily lives of two partners of the Montréal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron (played by Adrian Holmes of "Arrow") and Ben Chartier (played by Jared Keeso of "Falling Skies").
Fleming:The Man Who Would Be Bond [BBC America (USA)] 4 parts Adventure Jan 29, 2014 Fleming:The Man Who Would Be Bond takes a no holds barred look at Ian Fleming, the man behind the James Bond legend whose real life was as exciting, eventful and sexually charged as his famous creation
Marie's Mind for Murder [MHz Worldview (USA)] 6 parts Crime Feb 01, 2014 After the death of her policeman father, Inspector Marie Brand (Mariele Millowitsch) said goodbye to homicide - or so she thought. But after being called in to consult on a difficult case she finds herself back on the job, working with the very handsome Inspector Jürgen Simmel, a ladies’ man with a soft spot for Marie. With her brilliant, analytical mind for murder and Simmel’s more hands-on approach, these two form a perfect team! Premiered on Dec 18, 2008 ended 2012 In German with English subtitles. MHz Worldview aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Saturday, February 1, 2014
Inside No. 9 [BBC TWO (UK)] 6 parts Comedy | Thriller Feb 05, 2014 Each episode of Inside No. 9 is a darkly funny story with an unexpected twist. Peeking behind closed doors you are invited into six very different No. 9s, from a grand old country house where a game of sardines leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe, to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed. The shows are funny, thrilling, thought provoking and immensely entertaining
The Moodys [ABC1 (Australia)] 8 parts Comedy Feb 05, 2014 The series follows the lovably dysfunctional Moody family as they come together for eight uniquely Moody occasions over a single year, forming a riotous family portrait of people we know and love
Bosch [Amazon Instant Video (USA)] 1 part Crime | Thriller Feb 06, 2014 Bosch is a police procedural based on Michael Connelly‘s novels about Harry Bosch, a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The pilot was written by Connelly and Treme co-creator/executive producer Eric Overmeyer, who are executive producing with Fabrik’s Henrik Bastin and Mikkel Bondesen. Bosch has been at the center of or featured in 20 novels by Connelly, starting with the 1992 The Black Echo and most recently, last fall’s The Black Box.
The After [Amazon Instant Video (USA)] 1 part Sci-Fi Thriller Feb 06, 2014 The After is a thriller centered at the moment of the apocalypse that will mix science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia. The X Files creator, Chris Carter, is set to write and direct the project. Georgeville Television is to produce, and its CEO Marc Rosen said that "Chris has woven his mythology magic within a very human, grounded story about the moment when we realize all of our worst fears about the world and its future."
Mozart in the Jungle [Amazon Instant Video (USA)] 1 part Comedy Music Feb 06, 2014 Mozart in the Jungle was written by Oscar-nominated writer and director Roman Coppola, actor and musician Jason Schwartzman, and Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers. The project is based on the memoir Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall. Mozart in the Jungle is all about sex, drugs—and classical music—and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage.
Transparent [Amazon Instant Video (USA)] 1 part Comedy Feb 06, 2014 Transparent centers on Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) who gathers his three adult kids — Ali (Gaby Hoffman), Sarah and Joshua — for a talk about the future, but everyone is shocked to learn that it’s not a financial inheritance at stake, but rather the complex legacy of a secret life as a transgender. Everyone’s relationship — to the world, themselves, and each other — through the lens of boundaries, intimacy, sex and gender — is about to change. Jill Soloway is writing and directing the pilot, using much of the same team — including cinematographer and editor — she worked with on her latest feature, indie Afternoon Delight, which premiered at Sundance and opens later this month. Filming on Transparent is slated to begin in September. Tambor, repped by Gersh and the Burstein recently reprises his Emmy-nominated role on Arrested Development for Netflix.
The Rebels [Amazon Instant Video (USA)] 1 part Comedy Sports Feb 06, 2014 Written by Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach, sports comedy "The Rebels" follows Julie Levine (Natalie Zea) after her husband suddenly dies and leaves her as the sole owner of a pro-football team. The Rebels creative team also includes executive producer, Matt Alvarez ("Ride Along"), musician and actor Ice Cube and Michael Strahan, former football player for the New York Giants and host of "Live with Kelly and Michael."
Babylon [Channel 4 (UK)] 7 parts Crime Feb 09, 2014 Babylon is a contemporary police drama, which is written by BAFTA-award winners Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (creators of Fresh Meat Peep Show, and Four Lions). Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is producing and directing the project.
Step Dave [TV2 (NZ)] Comedy Feb 11, 2014 Step Dave follows Dave, a 24-year-old Kiwi slacker whose life is turned upside down when he meets the woman of his dreams, Cara – 15 years his senior with three kids and some serious baggage in tow
Suspects [Channel 5 (UK)] 7 parts Crime Feb 12, 2014 ts, a brand new British crime drama starring Fay Ripley, Damien Molony and Clare-Hope Ashitey, is coming soon to Channel 5. With dialogue improvised by the actors – and the use of filming techniques and a directorial approach usually associated with factual programming and fly-on-the-wall documentaries – Suspects takes a different approach to how crime drama is created and executed
Love Child [Nine Network (Aus)] 8 parts Drama Medical Feb 17, 2014 Set in 1969 in Kings Cross, Love Child will follow characters caught in the crossfire as they live, work and play at the very centre of the cultural and sexual revolution. Their lives intersect between the Haven, a maternity hospital and home for unwed mothers, and the wild streets of Darlinghurst beyond the hospital walls
Farmed and Dangerous [hulu (USA)] 4 parts Comedy Feb 17, 2014 Farmed and Dangerous is an original comedy series produced by Chipotle Mexican Grill that explores the outrageously twisted world of industrial agriculture
Star-Crossed Oxygen [CW] 8 parts Sci-Fi Feb 17, 2014 When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman, a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery's house, where she protected him from harm, bringing him food, comfort - and friendship. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him in a violent confrontation. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day. Ten years later, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interned in a heavily-guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear. In the mayhem of the first day, Emery is amazed to learn that Roman was not killed by the authorities and is, in fact, one of the Atrian students. Their childhood bond is quickly rekindled - in a school and a society that distrusts everything about the Atrians, Emery and Roman have found each other again. However, their relationship is threatened by the small-mindedness of their respective communities and the political agendas of people in power. While the world around them rages with anger and prejudice, their bond becomes increasingly strong and increasingly dangerous. As an epic Romeo and Juliet romance unfolds, a violent encounter between Roman's father and Emery's father occurs in the Sector. Can Roman and Emery's love - and peace between the species - survive?
Quirke [RTÉ ONE (Ireland)] 3 parts Crime Feb 18, 2014 (we never get to know his Christian name) is the chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue – a charismatic loner whose job takes him into unexpected places as he uncovers the secrets of sudden death in 1950s Dublin. It’s a rich and smouldering world along whose smoky streets and damp alleys Quirke goes from bars that glimmer with peat fires and whiskey to elegant Dublin houses brimming with sexual tension. It’s a time full of mystery, secrets and intrigue
Doll & Em [sky LIVING (UK)] Comedy Feb 18, 2014 best friends Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom, Shutter Island) and Dolly Wells (Spy, Bridget Jones' Diary) are heading to Sky Living in the new semi-improvised comedy, Doll and Em.
The Smoke [sky 1 (UK)] Drama Feb 20, 2014 Written by Lucy Kirkwood (Skins), the eight-part series follows the high-adrenaline adventures of White Watch, a team of London firefighters. Leading the crew is Kev (Bamber), a good man injured and betrayed during the worst fire of his career. Standing by Kev's side as he returns to work is his gutsy girlfriend Trish (Whittaker) and his cocksure friend and fellow firefighter Mal (Rhashan Stone). Other members of the crew include the fearless Ziggy (Pippa Bennett-Warner) and the mysterious new boy Dennis (Taron Egerton).
Edge Of Heaven [itv (UK)] Comedy Feb 21, 2014 Edge Of Heaven is a comedy drama series set in a 1980s-themed guest house in the Kent town of Margate
Remedy [Global (Canada)] Drama Medical Feb 24, 2014 From creator and showrunner Greg Spottiswood (King) comes Remedy, a unique, high-stakes medical drama that goes beyond the operating room and the ER, to reveal a compelling community of hospital staff who make the healing happen. The series follows Griffin Conners, son of the Chief of Staff, brother to both a surgeon and a nurse, and now – medical school dropout. Having been kicked out in a haze of disgrace, Griffin is forced to return to Broadview Hospital as its newest orderly, where he gets a new perspective on a world he thought he knew through a colourful cast of cleaners, project aides, transport workers and more
About A Boy [NBC (USA)] Comedy Feb 25, 2014 but preview on Feb 21 Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") lives a charmed existence as the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and, in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others
Growing Up Fisher [NBC (USA)] Comedy Feb 25, 2014 but preview on Feb 23 It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce... but then again, the Fishers aren't exactly typical. Take Mel Fisher, for example. Whether it's chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive or playing football with his son, he's never let the fact that he's blind slow him down. Then there's Joyce Fisher, possibly the only mom in Pasadena to smoke a pipe. For her, divorce is like a second coming of age, a chance to be the teen she never was. Just ask her '80s-obsessed teenage daughter Katie, whose clothes she's always borrowing (that is, when Mom's not tagging along with Katie to the mall). At the center of all this is Henry, the Fishers' 11-year-old son. Having always been his dad's eyes, ears and wingman, Henry's less than thrilled when Mel shows up with Elvis, a guide dog... which is also how Henry learns about the pending divorce. Awkward. While reluctant to the changes this "big ball of fur" would bring, it's through an Adult Henry's voice-over (Jason Bateman) that we ﬁnd out his parents' split would "allow all of us to ﬁnally discover... who we needed to be."
Mind Games (2014) [ABC (USA)] Drama Feb 25, 2014 Clark and Ross Edwards are brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clients’ problems using the hard science of psychological manipulation. Clark is a former professor and a world-renowned expert in the field of human behavior. But he has a checkered history due to bipolar disorder, which sometimes results in quirky, manic episodes. Older brother Ross is a slick con man who has spent time in prison. Each in their own way knows what makes people tick. Drawing from the most cutting edge research in psychology, they can a tailor a plan to influence any situation. It’s a little bit science, a little bit con artistry, plus a smattering of Jedi Mind Tricks. The brothers, along with their team of master manipulators, are offering clients an alternative to fate.
Mixology [ABC (USA)] Comedy Feb 26 , 2014 One bar. One night. Ten single people. Welcome to Union, a high-end bar in Manhattan’s trendy meat-packing district. Recently dumped by his fiancée, Tom hasn’t been out on the town in a decade. His best friends, handsome, confident Cal and fast-talking Bruce, are throwing Tom back into the dating pool whether he likes it or not. Tom’s first encounter is with Maya, an attorney who’s as beautiful as she is brutal; before long, Tom is in tears. After that, it only gets worse. Rounding out Union’s chic crowd is Maya’s engaged-for-now friend, Liv; aggressive single mom Jessica; her younger, naive sister, Janey; bubbly cocktail waitress Kacey; dark, mysterious bartender Dominic; and failed internet entrepreneur Ron, who’s having the worst night of his life.
Janet King [ABC1 (Australia)] 8 parts Legal Politics Thriller Feb 27, 2014 Janet King is an 8-hour legal and political thriller that is a spin-off of Crownies and features Marta Dusseldorp reprising her role of Crown Prosecutor Janet King. The series will look at the dilemmas of a contemporary woman who returns to work after a year's maternity leave and is flung into a shocking prosecution that involves layers of intrigue played out at the highest levels of power. Janet King's case leads her through some astounding twists and revelations that impact on her life on every level
The Red Road [Sundance (USA)] 6 parts Crime Drama Feb 27, 2014 The Red Road is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the sheriff's wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the sheriff and a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.
This post has been edited by 8adele: Mar 3 2014, 10:57 AM
lots of people LOVE to create a NEW thread. too lazy to browse and search the existing ones.. im watching a lots of TV Series, so i like this related topic. one thread for ENGLISH (or American) TV Series is enough..
lots of people LOVE to create a NEW thread. too lazy to browse and search the existing ones.. im watching a lots of TV Series, so i like this related topic. one thread for ENGLISH (or American) TV Series is enough..
the nature of this thread is to try to list new & upcoming shows but dundermifflin's thread is more on reviews & recommendations
Those Who Kill [A&E (USA)] 10 parts Crime Mar 3, 2014 Those Who Kill is a Danish format based on the bestselling work of author Elsebeth Egholm. A&E has secured the U.S. format for the critically acclaimed crime series in Denmark. The series is about violent criminals who are surrounded by fear and mystique- the serial killer. When murders are not grounded in traditional motives and patterns of behavior, it takes a very particular kind of person to catch the serial killer; someone who knows and understands the killer's dark side and the fantasies that plague him. Someone like the two lead characters- a police detective that is trying to understand her own mysterious personal connection in to the mind of a serial killer, and a "profiler" (forensic psychiatrist), who both in very different ways possess a deep psychological understanding that connects them to the killer's victims and to the killer himself, driving them to pursue each case to the end of the line, again and again.
Secrets & Lies [ABC (USA)] 10 parts Crime Mar 3, 2014 Secrets & Lies is about a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation and his sanity are all at stake
Spun Out [CTV (Canada)] 13 parts Comedy Mar 6, 2014 The multi-cam workplace comedy SPUN OUT stars Dave Foley (KIDS IN THE HALL, NEWS RADIO), as Dave Lyons, the patriarchal boss of a fledging PR firm staffed with people who can spin everyone’s problems but their own. There’s Beckett (Paul Campbell, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), a struggling writer who landed at the public relations firm after suffering his own PR disaster, and Nelson (Al Mukadam, RADIO FREE ROSCOE), Beckett’s lifelong friend and spin expert, along with the boss’s daughter Stephanie (Rebecca Dalton, THE L.A. COMPLEX). There’s also loyal but self-important office nerd Bryce (J.P. Manoux, COMMUNITY), and Gordon (Darcy Michael, Rapture-Palooza), the guy at work who always seems like he’s about to be fired and finally, Beckett’s sassy ex-girlfriend Abby (Holly Deveaux, LESS THAN KIND). Leading them all is the face of the firm, Dave Lyons (Dave Foley), who may be brilliant at his job, but is more interested in being the preening peacock who goes to lavish galas than supervising the daily goings-on of the company. No matter how bizarre the cases are that the agency takes on, they pale in comparison to the workplace romances, rivalries, personal successes, and often hilarious failures of the close-knit and dysfunctional colleagues at DLPR
Sirens [USA (USA)] 8 parts Comedy Mar 6, 2014 center on three of Chicago’s best EMTs, whose sometimes silly, self-righteous and even self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for saving anyone who winds up in their ambulance. The series, from Apostle and Fox Television Studios, will star Michael Mosley (Pan Am), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family), Jessica McNamee (The Vow) and Kevin Bigley (Game Change). Apostle’s Jim Serpico (Rescue Me) along with Hal Vogel, David Aukin (Hyde Park on Hudson) and David Leach will serve as executive producers.
The Walshes [RTE one (Ireland)] 3 parts Comedy Mar 6, 2014 Walshes a typical Irish family living in West Dublin were the kids are outgrowing the family home since the state of the Irish economy has forced the kids Ciara and Rory to live at home with Mammy, Carmel and Dad, Tony.
37 Days [BBC TWO (UK)] 3 parts History Military/War Mar 6, 2014 37 Days is a political drama set behind-the-scenes in the final days before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
Resurrection [ABC (USA)] Fantasy Mar 9 , 2014 The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy, takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold and Lucille Garland, who lost their son Jacob more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Garland, whose wife Barbara drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob. But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows -- secrets that Fred’s daughter, Gail, will begin to investigate and discover to be true
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series [El Rey Network (USA)] 10 parts supernatural crime Mar 11, 2014 Based on the thrill-ride film, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard "Richie" Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on the run to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller (Patrick) and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family RV to cross the border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
Working the Engels [Global (Canada)] 12 parts Comedy Family Mar 12, 2014 NBC has entered a deal to co-produce 12 episodes of the half-hour singlecam comedy “Working the Engels” from producers Halfire-CORE Entertainment in partnership with Shaw Media. “Working the Engels” marks the first time a U.S. and Canadian broadcaster have collaborated to produce a half-hour network comedy. The series, created and written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford, centers on a family who must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt. The Engels must all go to work running Dad’s storefront law firm, with one minor problem — daughter Jenna is the only one who is qualified to practice law.
Believe [NBC (USA)] Drama Mar 16, 2014 but preview on Mar 10 Believe is a drama that follows a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power
Crisis [NBC (USA)] conspiracy Mar 16, 2014 To bring the most powerful people in the world to their knees... threaten what they hold most dear. It's ﬁeld trip day for the students of Ballard High, a school that educates the children of DC's elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players, even the President's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken, igniting a national crisis. Now, with some of the country's most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: how far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child's safe return? With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, the unthinkable grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake
The Widower [itv (UK)] Crime drama Mar 17, 2014 The Widower is a crime drama series broadcast on itv. Over a thirteen year period Malcolm Webster poisons and murders his first wife and then tries to do the same thing to his second wife before moving on to a new scheme to deceive his new fiancée
W1A [BBC TWO (UK)] 4 parts Comedy Mar 19, 2014 The folllow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC.
THE 100 [CW] 8 parts post-apocalyptic adventure drama Mar 19, 2014 Ninety-seven years ago, nuclear Armageddon decimated planet Earth, destroying civilization. The only survivors were the 400 inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. Three generations have been born in space, the survivors now number 4,000, and resources are running out on their dying "Ark" - the 12 stations now linked together and repurposed to keep the survivors alive. Draconian measures including capital punishment and population control are the order of the day, as the leaders of the Ark take ruthless steps to ensure their future, including secretly exiling a group of 100 juvenile prisoners to the Earth's surface to test whether it's habitable. For the first time in nearly a century, humans have returned to planet Earth. Among the 100 exiles are Clarke, the bright teenage daughter of the Ark's chief medical officer; Wells, son of the Ark's Chancellor; the daredevil Finn; and the brother/sister duo Bellamy and Octavia, whose illegal sibling status has always led them to flaunt the rules. Technologically blind to what's happening on the planet below them, the Ark's leaders - Clarke's widowed mother, Abby; the Chancellor, Jaha; and his shadowy second in command, Kane - are faced with difficult decisions about life, death and the continued existence of the human race. For the 100 young people on Earth, however, the alien planet they've never known is a mysterious realm that can be magical one moment and lethal the next. With the survival of the human race entirely in their hands, THE 100 must find a way to transcend their differences, unite and forge a new path on a wildly changed Earth that's primitive, intense and teeming with the unknown.
Turks and Caicos [BBC TWO (UK)] Drama Mar 20, 2014 Turks and Caicos is a spy thriller which sees Johnny Worricker hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile islands, Turks and Caicos
Inspector De Luca [BBC4 (UK)] 4 parts Italian Crime drama Mar 22, 2014 During the tumultuous postwar period, as Italy moves out of the grip of the Fascist regime to the Christian Democrat electoral victory in 1948, Detective De Luca investigates and solves crimes in Bologna and along the Adriatic coast. His brutal honesty and his solitary, uncompromising character may help him solve cases, but combined with his love of women, they also conspire to get him in trouble on more than one occasion. Directed by Antonio Frazzi, 2008. In Italian with English subtitles.
35 Diwrnod [S4C (Welsh)] 8 parts Crime drama Mar 23, 2014 Welsh-language drama ‘35 Diwrnod’ (35 Days) begins with the discovery of the body of a young woman in her home on a well-off suburban housing estate. Viewers are then thrown back 35 days to when the women moved to the estate.
Killing Spree [Channel 5 (UK)] Documentary Crime Mar 26, 2014 Profiling killers and seeing what drove them to commit the crimes in their home lives.
Surviving Jack [FOX (USA)] 8 parts Comedy Mar 27, 2014 Based on Justin Halpern's book "I Suck at Girls," "Surviving Jack" is set in the 1990s and follows the relationship between a teenage boy and his aloof dad.
Salting the Battlefield [BBC TWO (UK)] Drama Mar 27, 2014 Mi5 agents Johnny Worricker and Margot Tyrell are on the run across Europe and are on the verge of been caught. Worricker soon realises the only way he can resolve his situation is by meeting with the prime minister.
Mammon [More4 (UK)] 6 parts Norwegian thriller crime Mar 28, 2014 Mammon is an intricate and compelling thriller about greed and the murky underbellies of finance, politics and journalism. It's about who and what you are willing to sacrifice for the big scoop, for power, for money. And it’s about fraternal bonds and what you will do to protect those you care about note : Mammon premiered in Norway in January 2014
Friends with Better Lives [CBS (USA)] Comedy Mar 31, 2014 FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives - married, divorced, newly engaged and single - who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi and Bobby are happily married with a toddler and another baby on the way, but at times long for the days when they had less responsibility and more fun; Will is newly single and preaching the bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules and Lowell are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate has a successful career but may have a breakdown when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged. When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering... who really has the better life?
New Worlds [Channel 4 (UK)] 4 parts Drama | History Apr 01, 2014 Gripping historical drama set in the turbulent 1680s. This sequel to The Devil's Whore takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, as two young men and two young women commit their lives to a fairer future with blood, passion and urgency. Written and created by Peter Flannery, and set during the Restoration period, New Worlds is a gripping story of love and loss and the human price paid for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Silicon Valley [HBO (USA)] 8 parts Comedy Apr 6, 2014 In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Mike Judge (“Office Space,” “Beavis & Butthead,” “King of the Hill”) brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in the new comedy series SILICON VALLEY. Partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, the show kicks off its eight-episode season this April.
Turn [AMC] 18 Centuary spy drama Apr 6, 2014 "Turn" is a layered, character-driven spy thriller set during the American Revolutionary War. Based on remarkable new research featured in the book "Washington's Spies," by Alexander Rose, the untold story of America's first spies has finally been decoded and declassified. "Turn" tells the tale of Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a farmer living behind enemy lines in British-occupied Long Island, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely team of secret agents who would help turn the tide of the war in favor of the Rebels. Their daring efforts also revolutionized the art of espionage, giving birth to modern tradecraft as we know it today, along with all of the moral complexity that entails. A vibrant story with contemporary significance, "Turn" turns history into suspenseful and resonant entertainment. "Turn" was developed and written by Craig Silverstein ("Nikita") who also serves as series showrunner. The pilot was directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Barry Josephson ("Bones," Enchanted) from Josephson Entertainment is executive producer.
The Crimson Field [BBC one (UK)] 6 parts Drama Apr 06, 2014 Folllowing a team of doctors, nurses and female volunteers working in the front line in a tented field hospital. It's a daily battle to keep the soldiers well enough to fight, with low staff numbers the female volunteers become depended on more and more, but some people see them as more of a threat then anything else.
Undeniable [itv (UK)] 2 parts Drama Apr 07, 2014 Undeniable is a thriller written by Chris Lang starring Claire Goose and Peter Firth. Jane Fielding recognises her mother’s murderer, twenty-three years after the crime was committed despite being only seven years old at the time. She becomes determined to bring the man she believes is responsible to justice
Jack Irish: Dead Point [ABC (Australia)] tv movie Apr 13, 2014 Jack Irish: Dead Point follows Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) as he works on a case to locate a mysterious red book after being hired by a high profile Judge (Barry Humphries). Thrown into a world of sexy club owners, dodgy drug dealers, bisexual blackmailers, and unhinged killers, Jack begins to realise that he should follow his instincts and back away very slowly and very quietly – if only the judge wasn’t family
Fargo [ABC (USA)] 10 parts Crime Apr 15, 2014 "Fargo", a 10-episode limited series inspired by the film, will follow an all-new "true crime" story. The series will follow a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" that has made the film an enduring classic
Salem [WGN America (USA)] 13 parts Supernatural Apr 20, 2014 Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem — and an even bolder new vision of witches.
Jamaica Inn [BBC one (UK)] 3 parts Drama Apr 21, 2014 Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary (Brown Findlay) who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience (Whalley) after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss (Harris). The Inn has no guests - the rooms are locked and kept for storage - but it soon becomes clear that it’s a cover, as Joss is the leader of a smuggling ring, and Jamaica Inn the hub of his ‘free’ trade
Faking It (2014) [MTV (USA)] 8 parts Comedy Apr 22, 2014 Faking It is a comedy from Carter Covington (Greek, Hart of Dixie) revolving around two best friends who will do almost anything to fit in and be popular in high school, including pretending to be something they're not
Bad Teacher [CBS (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Apr 24, 2014 Meredith Davis is a gold digging Chicago-area middle school teacher at the fictional John Adams Middle School who curses at her students, drinks heavily, smokes marijuana, and only shows movies while she sleeps through class. She plans to quit teaching and marry her wealthy fiancé, but when he dumps her after realizing she is only after his money, she must resume her job.
The Black Box [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Drama Apr 24, 2014 The Black Box centers on Elizabeth Black, world renowned neuroscientist who appears to have it all but is constantly haunted by her own struggle with mental illness. And that is not the only secret she’s kept locked away from her family and her new fiancé
Trying Again [sky LIVING (UK)] 8 parts Comedy Apr 24, 2014 After Meg (Jo Joyner) had an affair with Iain (Charles Edwards) she is trying to rebuild her relationship back to how it was with boyfriend Matt (Chris Addison).
Prey (UK) [itv (UK)] Drama Apr 28, 2014 John Simm as Detective Sergeant Marcus Farrow who is wrongly accused and arrested for a shocking crime. After managing to escape police custody he becomes an outlaw and becomes involved in a game of cat and mouse with Acting Detective Chief Inspector Susan Reinhardt
Heartless [Kanal 5 (Denmark)] parts Supernatural Apr 28, 2014 Heartless follows Sofie and Sebastian - two siblings with a deep dark and fatal secret! In order to survive they must suck energy out of other people. We follow their quest for answers as to why they are this way and their search leads them to Ottmannsgaard, a bording school with plenty of deep dark secrets of its own
Happy Valley [BBC one (UK)] 5 parts Drama Apr 29, 2014 Kevin Weatherill pays a visit to Catherine Cawood at a West Yorkshire police station to report a crime. It involves holding his boss' daughter for ransom and using the money to send his children to a private school.
Playing House [USA (USA)] Comedy Apr 29,2014 Playing House is a single-camera buddy comedy about what happens when two best friends come back together, just when they need each other most. The original half-hour series is inspired by the ultra-close friendship between St. Clair and Parham. In PLAYING HOUSE, when mother to-be Maggie (Parham) asks her single and career-driven best friend Emma (St. Clair) to return home from her job overseas to attend her baby shower, she has no idea what's truly in store. Parham and St. Clair co-wrote the presentation and will executive produce the series along with Scot Armstrong ("The Hangover: Part II," "Old School") and Ravi Nandan ("Best Friends Forever," "Animal Practice") of American Work. The series is from Universal Cable Productions and American Work.
24: Live Another Day [Fox (USA)] 12 parts May 5, 2014 “24: Live Another Day” will be filmed (and take place) in London, as Jack finds himself on the run again. Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane will reprise their roles from the “24” TV series, while Judy Davis recently joined the cast as the widow of a prominent terrorist
Rosemary's Baby [NBC (USA)] 2 parts Mystery May 11 & May 15, 2014 Rosemary's Baby is a four-hour updated retelling of the 1967 bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new version, the couple lives in Paris where this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds. Lionsgate is the production company
Penny Dreadful [Showtime (USA)] 8 parts Victorian horror May 11, 2014 Penny Dreadful, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters - including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula - become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. This project marks Logan and Mendes' second major collaboration, following Skyfall, their recent critically-acclaimed and box office record-breaking James Bond film, which Mendes directed and Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television. The project will be produced by Mendes' production company Neal Street Productions
Gang Related [FOX (USA)] gang task force Crime May 22, 2014 Drama about a gang member who is sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rises through its ranks but must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new "family"
From There To Here [BBC one (UK)] 3 parts Drama May 22, 2014 On the day that England took on Scotland in the 1966 European Championship, Daniel Cotton is trying to get his Dad and brother talking again. However when the three are caught up in a IRA explosion in a local pub, everyone's lives are changed.
Petals on the Wind [Lifetime (USA)] 1 part tv movie May 26, 2014 It is the Flowers in the Attic' sequel. The film stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) as Cathy Dollanganger and Wyatt Nash (Pretty Little Liars) as her brother/secret attic lover Christopher Dollanganger. These two young-ish Flowers parts were recast because the sequel picks up a decade after the conclusion of the first film. Heather Graham also returns as their mother Corrine, while Cathy’s new boyfriend is played by Will Kemp (90210)
Night Shift [NBC (USA)] hospital drama May 27, 2014 Welcome to the night shift, where every day is a fight between the heroic efforts of saving lives and the hard truths of running a hospital. At San Antonio Memorial, the men and women who work the wee hours are a special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan (Eoin Macken, "Merlin"). After a grueling tour of duty in the Middle East, T.C. is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right at home. He and his irreverent team of late-night docs, including Topher (Ken Leung, "Lost") and Drew (Brendan Fehr, "Roswell"), know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake they are all business. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new management and boss Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, "Six Feet Under") is more interested in cutting costs than helping people. But T.C. has never met a rule he couldn't break, or a person he won't stand up to. And it's clear that not even Dr. Jordan Santos (Jill Flint, "The Good Wife"), T.C.'s ex-girlfriend and now Ragosa's second in charge, has a chance at keeping him in line. If Ragosa wants a war, he'll get one
Undateable (2014) [NBC (USA)] Comedy May 29, 2014 A bromantic comedy about two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women.
Crossbones [NBC (USA)] 10 parts Fantasy May 30, 2014 It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part shantytown, part marauder's paradise, this is a place like no other on earth - and a mounting threat to international commerce. To gain control of this fearsome society, Tom Lowe, a highly skilled undercover assassin, is sent to the buccaneers' haven to take down the brilliant and charismatic Blackbeard. But the closer Lowe gets, the more he finds that his quest is not so simple. Lowe can't help but admire the political ideals of Blackbeard, whose thirst for knowledge knows no bounds - and no law. But Lowe is not the only danger to Blackbeard's rule. He is a man with many villainous rivals and one great weakness - a passionately driven woman whom he cannot deny. From the award-winning creator of "Luther," Neil Cross, and award-winning producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, comes an extraordinary action adventure with an unexpected moral center where one can't be sure whether the pirates or the British crown are the villains
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Halt & Catch Fire [AMC (USA)] it-revolution drama June 01, 2014 Set in the early 1980s, “Halt & Catch Fire” dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie. From AMC Studios, “Halt & Catch Fire” is created by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rodgers. Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (“Breaking Bad”) from Gran Via Productions serve as executive producers.
Power [Starz (USA)] 8 parts drama Jun 7, 2014 Power revolves around James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he's not at the club, he's the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
Murder In The First [TNT (USA)] 10 parts Crime Jun 9, 2014 This suspenseful and intriguing crime drama will intimately dissect a single murder case over an entire season, from the commitment of the crime through the investigation, arrest and trial.
Chasing Life [ABC Family (USA)] 20 parts Drama June 10, 2014 The series follows twenty-something April (Ricci), a smart and quick witted aspiring journalist who is trying to work her way up the ladder at a Boston newspaper by trying to impress her hard-nosed editor. When not pursuing the latest scoop, April tries to balance her ambitious career with her family – her widowed mom Sara (Keller), rebellious little sister Brenna (Ramm) and her grandmother. Just as things start to look up at work, home and on the romance front with co-worker Dominic (Brancatisano), April gets the devastating news from an estranged uncle that she has cancer.
Dominion (Syfy) supernatural thriller June 19, 2014 Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is an epic Supernatural drama set in the year 25 A.E. In this transformed post–apocalyptic future an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, has waged a war of possession against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning against his own kind, has chosen to side with humanity against Gabriel. Rising out of the ashes of the 25 year-long battle are newly fortified cities which protect the human survivors. In Vega (formerly Las Vegas), the largest of these cities, two houses vie for control and the stage is set for political upheaval and a dangerous power shift. Meanwhile, a rebellious young soldier begins a perilous journey as the war between the human race and the fallen angels hell-bent on their domination escalates.
The Last Ship [TNT (USA)] 10 parts apocalyptic series June 22, 2014 The Last Ship is an action-packed drama series, based on the popular novel by William Brinkley. In the series, a global virus pandemic nearly obliterates the earth's population, forcing the crew of a naval destroyer to confront the reality of their new existence in a dangerous new world where they are among the only survivors.
Tyrant [FX (USA)] 10 parts political thriller Jun 24, 2014 tells the story of an unassuming American family — Barry, Molly and their kids — drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle East nation. Tyrant is from Homeland executive producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under alum Craig Wright. It is created by Raff, developed by Gordon and Wright and to be directed by David Yates. The Fox 21-produced project, which will film the pilot in Morocco, has a big commitment at FX and is expected to go to series
Young & Hungry [ABC Family (USA)] Comedy food June 25, 2014 Two worlds collide in Young & Hungry when Nick, a well-off young tech entrepreneur, hires Gabi, a feisty young food blogger, to be his personal chef. Executive producers are Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), Ashley Tisdale and Jessica Rhoades for CBS Television Studios where the Tannenbaum Co. is based. The pilot was written by David Holden
Mystery Girls [ABC Family (USA)] Comedy Crime Jun 25, 2014 Mystery Girls follows a former starlet (Tori Spelling) who is roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show costar when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous Mystery Girls. Spelling and Maggie Malina (Single Ladies) serve as executive producers. The pilot was written by Shepard Boucher based on a story by him and Spelling.
Taxi Brooklyn [NBC (USA)] Comedy Crime Jun 25, 2014 "Taxi Brooklyn": Based on Luc Besson's "Taxi" film franchise, "Brooklyn" stars Chyler Leigh ("Grey's Anatomy") as a headstrong NYPD detective who's demoted to foot patrol. She teams up with a cabbie (Jacky Ido) to help her get around town and solve cases
Reckless (US) [CBS (USA)] legal drama June 29, 2014 Charleston-set drama about two adversaries, a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney, who struggle to hide their attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal that threatens to implode the city
The Leftovers [HBO (USA)] 10 parts Supernatural June 29, 2014 What if your life was upended in an instant? What if your spouse or your child disappeared right in front of your eyes? Was it the Rapture or something even more difficult to explain? How would you rebuild your life in the wake of such a devastating event? These are the questions confronting the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, a formerly comfortable suburban community that lost over a hundred people in the Sudden Departure. Kevin Garvey, the new mayor, wants to move forward, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized neighbors, even as his own family disintegrates. His wife, Laurie, has left him to enlist in the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence but haunt the town's streets as "living reminders" of God's judgment. His son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a crooked "prophet" who calls himself Holy Wayne. Only his teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she's definitely not the sweet "A" student she used to be.
The Honourable Woman [BBC TWO (UK)] 8 parts Thriller July 03, 2014 The Honourable Woman is described as a fast-paced, labyrinthine thriller set against an international political backdrop that carries Blick’s distinctive rhythmic style and vision. It centers on Nessa Stein’s (Gyllenhaal) whose father was a Zionist arms procurer, and as children, she and her brother witness his assassination. As an adult, inheriting her father’s company, she dramatically inverts its purpose from supplying arms to laying high-spec data cabling networks between Israel and the West Bank. Her sudden appointment to the House of Lords, apparently due to her tireless promotion of projects for reconciliation between the Israelis and Palestinians, creates an international political maelstrom
Finding Carter [MTV (USA)] 12 parts Teens Drama July 08, 2014 Finding Carter is described as an unconventional family drama about a girl realizing that sometimes the people closest to you are the ones who have the most to hide. It centers on teen Carter who has the perfect life with her fun-loving single mom Lori until police bust at a high school party reveals that Lori abducted her as a toddler. Now Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand new parents, a twin sister, high school and boys, Carter vows to find Lori before the police capture the only mom she’s ever known and put her behind bars
Extant [CBS (USA)] 13 parts sci-fi thriller July 9, 2014 Extant is a futuristic thriller that follows a female astronaut who tries to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history. Steven Spielberg will executive-produce "Extant" alongside Greg Walker, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Mickey Fisher, who will also pen the project.
Welcome To Sweden [NBC (USA)] Comedy July 10, 2014 "Welcome to Sweden": Greg Poehler (Amy's brother) plays an American who moves with his girlfriend (Josephine Bornebusch) to her native Sweden and has to adjust to a different culture, look for work and deal with his girlfriend's eccentric family.
THE STRAIN [FX] 13 parts Sci-Fi The Strain July 13, 2014 The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
Backpackers [CW (USA)] Comedy July 14, 2014 Originally created as a digital series for the CW’s digital studio, CW Seed, “Backpackers” follows best friends Ryan (Noah Reid, “Titanic”) and Brandon (Dillon Casey, “Nikita”) as they race across Europe in search of Ryan’s missing bride-to-be, while struggling with the eternal twenty something question of what to do with their lives.
Married [FX (USA)] 10 parts Comedy July 17, 2014 Married is about being miserably in love. It stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as Russ and Lina Bowman, who can barely remember what it was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance. But every once in a while, in between arguments about their declining sex life and who’s driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place — they’re best friends. The show co-stars Brett Gelman and Jenny Slate
Satisfaction (US) [USA Network (USA)] 10 parts Drama July 17, 2014 A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman, and his wife Grace, this series answers the question, "What do you do when having it all is not enough?" by delving into their shocking and unconventional choices.
Rush (2014) [USA Network (USA)] 10 parts Medical July 17, 2014 The fast paced Hollywood drama, "RUSH" is about Dr. William Rush who is not your average on-call doctor -- he's not attached to any hospital, he's highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium and the doctor can party with the best of them. He has no desire to change his life or how he lives it, until an old flame and his conscience begin to stir things up
You're the Worst (2014) [FX (USA)] 10 parts Comedy July 17, 2014 You're the Worst is a comedic love story that centers on two toxic people who fall in love despite themselves and attempt to start a relationship. Stephen Falk, a "Weeds" alum, has penned the pilot for “You’re the Worst” and will exec produce. FX Prods. will produce the project. Along with co-exec producing and writing for Jenji Kohan’s "Weeds," Falk also serves as scribe and co-exec producer on Kohan’s latest series, "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix
The Divide [We tv (USA)] 8 parts Crime July 19, 2014 The Divide is described as an exploration of personal morality and probes how truth coexists in the modern justice system alongside ambition, ethics, politics and race. As an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative, Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland) delves into the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family’s heinous murder 11 years earlier. She chases down new evidence in a search for the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page (Damon Gupton), whose view of justice is colored by shades of grey. The cast also includes Joe Anderson, Aunjanue Ellis, Clarke Peters and Paul Schneider
Sensitive Skin(CA) [HBO CANADA (CA)] 6 parts Comedy July 20, 2014 Sensitive Skin' follows the story of Davina and her long-term husband Al who sell their comfortable home to move downtown to a modern condo, in a up and coming neighbourhood, to try and change their lives and become more relevant. The show is a adaptation of the BBC series that starred Joanna Lumley and Denis Lawson
The Lottery [Lifetime (USA)] 10 parts Sci-Fi July 20, 2014 In a world where women have stopped having children, 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, and a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. Government interests and power begin to dominate one of the most personal and basic elements of humanity: the right to have a family
Manhattan [WGN america ( USA)] 13 parts History Sci-Fi July 27, 2014 WGN America is quickly ramping up its original portfolio. The cable network has greenlighted its second scripted series, 13-episode drama Manhattan, for a summer 2014 premiere. The show, from writer Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme, is being produced by Skydance Television, Tribune Studios and Lionsgate Television. Its pickup comes two months after WGN ordered its first original drama series, Salem, and four months after the network signaled its plans to become a player in the space with the hire of Matt Cherniss as president. Created by Shaw (Masters of Sex) and to be directed by The West Wing alum Schlamme, Manhattan is set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives
Sequestered [Crackle (USA)] 12 parts Thriller Aug 05, 2014 Sequestered is a 12 episode Series Scheduled to Premiere on Crackle in August. A sophisticated, intense thriller, starring Jesse Bradford (BRING IT ON), Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Patrick Warburton (“Rules of Engagement”), and Bruce Davison (X-MEN) about a jury sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications
Black Jesus [Adult Swim (USA)] 16 parts Comedy Aug 7, 2014 Black Jesus stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The pickup comes on the heels of the Jesus race controversy triggered by Fox News star Megyn Kelley’s “Jesus is white” comments
Outlander [Starz ( USA)] 16 parts Sci-Fi Aug 9, 2014 Outlander spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure. It follows Claire, a married WWII combat nurse, who mistakenly steps back in time to year 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world of adventure that sends her on the run and threatens her life. When Claire is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, it ignites a passionate affair that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives
Legends (2014) [TNT (USA)] 10 parts spy Aug 13, 2014 Legends centers on a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't who he thinks he is. "Legends" is based on a book by master spy novelist Robert Littell
Intruders [BBC America (USA)] 10 parts Thriller Aug 23, 2014 the series is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others
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Our Zoo [BBC One (UK)] 6 parts Drama Sep 3, 2014 the series tells the incredible true story of the man who created Chester Zoo in the 1930s and the impact it had on his family.
Chasing Shadows [itv (UK)] 4 parts Crime Sep 4, 2014 Chasing Shadows follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers
Castles In The Sky [BBC TWO (UK)] 1 part Crime Sep 4, 2014 Castles In The Sky follows the story of the fight to invent Radar technology. As Robert Watson Watt led a team of unproven scientists, to create the device that would prove invaluable in the Battle of Britain. After originally been dismissed by Oxbridge, the team continued to strive to achieve their dreams
If Loving You is Wrong [OWN (USA)] 20 parts Drama Sep 09, 2014 If Loving You is Wrong follows the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and keeping romance in their relationships. But just below the surface — secrets, lies and deception threaten to destroy what they have built
Devil's Playground [showcase (Aus)] 6 parts Drama Sep 09, 2014 The year is 1988. It is 35 years after the events of Fred Schepisi’s classic film, The Devil’s Playground. Tom Allen, now in his 40s and recently widowed, is a respected Sydney psychiatrist and father of two children. A practising Catholic, Tom accepts an offer by the Bishop of Sydney to become a counsellor of priests. During these sessions, he will uncover a scandal and become embroiled in the Church’s attempts to cover it up. Tom’s quest for justice will push him to his limits, and reveal a side of Church power and official corruption he could never have imagined
Z Nation [Syfy (USA)] 13 parts Horror/Supernatural Sep 12, 2014 Z Nation is set three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.
Deliverance Creek [Lifetime (USA)] 1 parts tv movie Sep 13, 2014 Deliverance Creek follows a narrative in post-Civil War times of “the lengths one woman goes to protect her family, as she is caught between trying to be good and surviving.”
Cilla [itv (UK)] 3 parts Drama Comedy Sep 15, 2014 Sheridan Smith will play the titular character of Cilla Black in this re-telling of the story of her becoming a UK household name. Cilla will capture “the essence of 1960s Liverpool, the atmosphere of promise and excitement as the Merseybeat music scene was on the verge of exploding in a blaze of tight-fitting skirts, stiletto heels, and beehives”
Red Band Society [FOX (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Medical Sep 17, 2014 Red Band Society is a coming-of-age drama with humor set at a big-city hospital. Unlike most hospital series, it doesn’t center on the doctors but on the patients. It explores with dark humor the daily life of a group of teenage kids living in a hospital who become unlikely friends. The depth of these unexpected friendships allow them to survive the challenges of growing up under such intense circumstances
The Code (AU) [ABC (Australia)] 5 parts Crime Drama Sep 21, 2014 The Code is a drama series which tells the story of two brothers who discover some information that those at the highest levels of political power are determined to keep secret
Our Girl [BBC One] 5 parts Drama Sep 21, 2014 Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes (Turner), the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Born and raised in the London Borough of Newham, it tells her story from nobody to a soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps, to her final arrival in Afghanistan
Madam Secretary [CBS (USA)] 13 parts Politics Sep 21, 2014 Madam Secretary from Joan Of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life
Scorpion [CBS (USA)] 13 parts Crime Sep 22, 2014 It centers on an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. "Scorpion" was inspired by the true story of Walter O’Brien (hacker name “Scorpion”), CEO of global think tank Scorpion Computer Services. A man with one of the world’s highest documented IQs (1 in 1.5B people), O’Brien became a real-life Professor X and recruited and trained other geniuses from around the world to work together to save lives and solve problems from casino security to Military Drone warfare
Gotham [FOX (USA)] 16 parts Super Heroes Crime Sep 22, 2014 In this Batman spinoff, Commission James Gordon and his men take on the villains of Gotham City
Forever (2014) [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Supernatural Sep 23, 2014 Forever centers on Dr. Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner. But what no one knows is Henry studies the dead for a reason – he is immortal. His investigative work with Detective Jo Martinez and relationship with best friend Abe will peel back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life
BANNAN [BBC Alba (Scotland)] parts crimes Sept 23, 2015 The basic premise of the show is that a young woman returns to her island home eight years after cutting all links, only to find plenty of emotional ties waiting for her there. But it is clear there is going to be much more to Bannan, with 12 characters in the cast. Filming on the three initial episodes began last September. A further 15 episodes have been commissioned, with the first full series due on air in the spring.
The Driver [BBC one (UK)] 3 parts Crime Sep 23, 2014 The Driver is a drama series starring David Morrissey as taxi driver, Vince McKee, who finds his life taking an unexpected turn after he accepts an offer to drive for a criminal gang
NCIS: New Orleans [CBS (USA)] 13 parts Crime Sep 23, 2014 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula), aka "King," a native of NOLA who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with Pride is Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), who plays hard but works harder; and Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody (Zoe McLellan), a charismatic and tough interrogator who transferred from the Great Lakes office in search of a fresh start. Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder), who is as eccentric as she is smart. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best. Gary Glasberg ("NCIS"), Mark Harmon ("NCIS") and Martha Haight are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios
The Mysteries of Laura [NBC (USA)] drama Sep 24, 2014 Based on the popular Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, it follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her evil twins.
Black-ish [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Sep 24, 2014 Black-ish centers on an upper-middle-class black man who struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father, and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.
How To Get Away With Murder [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Crime Sep 25, 2014 How To Get Away With Murder" is described as a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock their entire university and change the course of their lives
Transparent [Amazon Prime Instant Video (USA)] 10 parts Comedy Sep 26, 2014 Transparent centers on Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) who gathers his three adult kids — Ali (Gaby Hoffman), Sarah and Joshua — for a talk about the future, but everyone is shocked to learn that it’s not a financial inheritance at stake, but rather the complex legacy of a secret life as a transgender. Everyone’s relationship — to the world, themselves, and each other — through the lens of boundaries, intimacy, sex and gender — is about to change. Jill Soloway is writing and directing the pilot, using much of the same team — including cinematographer and editor — she worked with on her latest feature, indie Afternoon Delight, which premiered at Sundance and opens later this month. Filming on Transparent is slated to begin in September. Tambor, repped by Gersh and the Burstein recently reprises his Emmy-nominated role on Arrested Development for Netflix
The Brokenwood Mysteries [Prime (NZ)] 4 parts Drama Sep 28, 2014 Prime’s new local whodunnit series, The Brokenwood Mysteries, begins when two fishermen find the body of a local farmer in the river, and Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) is sent to the small rural town of Brokenwood to investigate the death with local Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland). Is this the suicide of a man guilty of his own wife’s murder or is he the victim of foul play? Like Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Shepherd has his own rather ‘unique’ ways of unravelling the mystery, much to the exasperation of Sims. Before the credits roll in each feature length episode Shepherd will have his culprit, but with more red herrings than a Scandinavian canning factory, you’ll be kept guessing right to the very end!
Selfie [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Sep 30, 2014 Inspired by My Fair Lady, "Selfie" tells the story of a self-obsessed twentysomething woman who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media “followers” than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image
Happyland [MTV (USA)] 8 parts Comedy Teens Sep 30, 2014 Happyland is a soapy teen comedy exploring the underbelly of one of the country's most popular theme parks and those who work there. The project centers on Lucy, a cynical teen whose mother makes a living as a fairy tale princess, and explores the realities of growing up and falling in love while living in a make-believe world.
Stalker [CBS (USA)] 13 parts Crime Oct 01, 2014 The untitled project is described as a psychological thriller revolving around two detectives, Beth and Jack (Dylan McDermott), who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. McDermott’s Jack Larsen is a recent transfer from the Threat Assessment Unit from New York. His healthy confidence and quick thinking has gotten him into trouble in the past — a past he hopes to leave behind.
Bad Judge [NBC (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Oct 2, 2014 It centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance because she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system
Scrotal Recall [Channel 4 (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Oct 2, 2014 'Scrotal Recall' follows the life of Dylan Witter. Dylan must contact everyone he has ever slept with to let them know he has an STI. He decides to use the quest as a mission of every squandered opportunity, broken promises and romantic car-crashes. In each episode, Dylan will seek out a different girl from his STI list
A To Z [NBC (USA)] 13 parts Comedy | Romance/Dating Oct 2, 2014 Whimsical romantic comedy set in the world of an online dating company that details the “A to Z's” of a relationship, from meeting to breakup. The ensemble navigates the complicated world of modern love and poses the question: Is there such a thing as destiny?
Gracepoint [FOX (USA)] 10 parts Crime Oct 2, 2014 Set in an American town, GRACEPOINT is the American version of the U.K.'s most-watched new drama of the year, "Broadchurch." The gripping crime series follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face, from where he may have fallen. Although the cause of his death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy
The John Mulaney Show [Fox (USA)] 6 parts Comedy Oct 5, 2014 The comedy will be set in New York and will follow an aspiring comedian (Mulaney) who is coming of age under the influence of his boss (Short), his roommates and his neighbors. Gould plays Mulaney’s boisterous neighbor; Pedrad (Saturday Night Live) plays one one of Mulaney’s roommates, as does Smith. Pearlman (Community) has been cast as Andre Van Horn, a stubborn but energetic 29-year-old trust fund baby.
Grantchester [itv (UK)] 6 parts Drama Oct 06, 2014 After a parishioner dies in suspicious circumstances, investigative vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton), knows that the story doesn't match up to what the police has claimed has happened. He soon becomes involved with local Police Chief Geordie Keating (Robson Greene) and the pair begin working alongside one another to solve crimes in the quiet village of Grantchester.
Party Tricks [ten (Australia)] 6 parts Drama Oct 06, 2014 Party Tricks chronicles Kate Ballard's campaign to become the next State Premier. A committed and rigorous politician, Kate's victory seems assured until a new opposition leader, popular television and radio personality David McLeod, is selected. As the drama unfolds, it is revealed that several years ago Kate and David had a secret, tumultuous affair. To the world at large, David and Kate offer a compelling battle of style versus substance, but a paranoid Kate fears that their complicated romantic history is a trump card waiting to be played. Played out on a grand scale, Party Tricks becomes a cat-and-mouse game which culminates in an election night finale.
The Flash (2014) [CW (USA)] 13 parts Super Heroes Oct 7, 2014 Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose – using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother’s murder and clear his father’s name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash
Kingdom (2014)[DirecTV (USA)] 10 parts Sports Oct 8, 2014 Kingdom is a raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince (Kiele Sanchez). He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are taken care of, but all of this responsibility comes at a steep price. He has complicated relationships with both of his sons, Jay (Jonathan Tucker) and Nate (Nick Jonas), who are both struggling with their own identities and places within Alvey’s life and gym.
Cristela [ABC (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Oct 10, 2014 A multi-camera comedy about an American Latina straddling two cultures while not fully belonging to either.
The Affair [SHOWTIME (USA)] 10 parts Drama Oct 12, 2014 The Affair is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them — with all of the complex consequences that result. West will play Noah, a good husband, devoted father of four, and New York City high school teacher whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets a woman he thinks is his soul mate
Jane The Virgin [CW (USA)] 13 parts Drama Oct 13, 2014 Jane The Virgin is a drama based on the Venezuelan telenovela "Juana La Virgen"
Marry Me [NBC (USA)] Comedy Oct 14, 2014 A young couple gets engaged — and they quickly realize it's harder than it looks
Give Out Girls [COMEDY CENTRAL (UK)] 6 parts Comedy Oct 14, 2014 Sitcom about four promotion girls who hand out free products on the streets of the UK
Constantine [NBC (USA)] Horror/Supernatural Oct 24, 2014 Based on the characters in DC Comics' stories about John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond
The Missing [BBC one (UK)] 8 parts Crime Drama Oct 28, 2014 The Missing is a drama told through a delicate and complex narrative that reflect the frantic battle for a lost child. When five year-old Oliver disappears from his holiday in France, it causes a manhunt that will last for many years. The series will go inside the mind of the father, Tony, a man desperate to find his lost son. Tony's frantic and exhausting search breaks his marriage to Emily and begins to consume his life. Julien who was the detective who had launched the initial search for the child, also finds himself drawn back into the hunt, in a desperate attempt to resolve the mystery of Oliver's disappearance. The story will be two over two time frames and in two countries
Benched [USA (USA)] Comedy Oct 28, 2014 Benched centers on Nina (Eliza Coupe), a dedicated, career driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion and finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned upside down when she joins the ranks of the legal world’s underdogs and very quickly realizes that the law isn’t quite as fair as she once thought
The McCarthys [NBC (USA)] 13 parts Comedy Oct 30, 2014 Single-camera comedy about an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family.
One Starry Christmas7 [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 01, 2014 An aspiring astronomy professor finds unexpected Christmas romance when she meets a charming cowboy during her holiday travel. As she decides between this new cowboy and her practical boyfriend, she must decide whether it's better to play it safe in love, or let an adventurous cowboy steal her heart.
Olive Kitteridge [HBO (USA)] 4 parts Drama Nov 02, 2014 Drama based on elizabeth strout's pulitzer prize-winning novel of the same name, which consists of 13 interconnected tales that involve the residents of a fishing village along the coast of Crosby, Maine
The Passing Bells [BBC one (UK)] 5 parts Drama Nov 03, 2014 The Passing Bells will see the conflict of the First World War unfold through the eyes of two young men. Paddy Gibson and Jack Lowden play the lead roles of Thomas and Michael, two men for whom the war has no mercy. The story follows them over five years, as they grow older, lose comrades and find love amidst the horrors of the war
Black Comedy [ABC (Aust)] parts Comedy Nov 05, 2014 A sketch comedy show by Blackfellas...For everyone. Featuring an ensemble cast of Indigenous writers and performers and many special guest cameo appearances as well.
The Nine Lives of Christmas [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 08, 2014 With Christmas approaching, a handsome fireman afraid of commitment adopts a stray cat and meets a beautiful veterinary student who challenges his decision to remain a confirmed bachelor.
A Mutant World [Syfy (USA)] tv movie SCI FI Nov 08, 2014 A decade after a disastrous meteor impact wipes out most of society, a group of survivalists emerge to find themselves on a twisted version of the old Earth, with a nascent society besieged by vicious marauders, ferocious mutants, and the dreadful symptoms of a post-apocalyptic environment. Together they meet a mysterious traveler who claims a safe haven exists, but in order to reach it -- or even survive through the terrible nights -- they will have to stand together and prepare for all-out war.
A Cookie Cutter Christmas [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 09, 2014 Two longtime rivals and elementary school teachers duke it out during the holidays in a Christmas cookie bake-off, but their real feud ignites over a shared interest in a handsome single dad. With both determined to win the prize and the romance, their competitiveness could jeopardize what matters most this Christmas season.
Naughty & Nice [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Comedy Nov 09, 2014 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Los Angeles and commuters have Pepper Sterling, a cynical and funny radio comic, to keep them entertained. When Pepper's latest radio antics anger an important advertising executive, he gets shipped over to a sister station, KBRG in Idyllwild, Colorado, to serve out his suspension until the dust blows over. Sandy Love, following in her father's footsteps, loves radio and came home to Idyllwild to host her own talk show. She is unapologetically romantic and nostalgic, especially at Christmas. Thrown together as co-hosts on her show, "Dr. Love in the Morning," she is immediately at odds with Pepper, who never met a sentiment he couldn't twist into a punchline and has no use for Christmas. When Sandy and Pepper's "war of words" catches the attention of the small town, their joint show becomes a hit and they start to see something in each other.
Pants on Fire [Disney XD (USA)] tv movie Youth Comedy Nov 09, 2014 Charming 15-year-old Jack Parker has always skated by on his lies, especially the one about Mikey, an underprivileged teen who he "tutors." Mikey provides a ready-made excuse for chores, homework, tardiness, and general mayhem. It's a great plan... until one day Mikey shows up in his life for real, as do all of his other lies, from his super-possessive girlfriend to the roving duo of alien body snatchers. Now, with his social life in tatters, Jack must decide whether to come clean about the lies he's been telling everyone before they're unleashed upon the world and he loses control of them completely.
Halo: Nightfall [XBOX LIVE (USA)] 5 parts miniseries Sci-Fi Nov 11, 2014 Jameson Locke and his team are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra
Northpole [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 15, 2014 Northpole, the magical city where Santa and his elves live and work is in trouble. Families around the globe have gotten too busy to enjoy the season together, and Northpole depends on their holiday happiness to keep running. In the hopes of turning things around, a determined young elf befriends a little boy with a lot of spirit. His skeptical journalist mom doesn’t have room in her heart for anything but the facts, so it’s going to take a little nudge from his charming teacher to create an unbeatable Christmas team to turn around this town and share the importance of the season with the whole world
Aaliyah:The Princess of R&B [Lifetime (USA)] tv movie Biography Nov 15, 2014 Based the book "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman" by Christopher John Farley. Before Beyonce and Rihanna, self-proclaimed "street but sweet" Aaliyah Dana Haughton was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. The film follows the beautiful and talented performer's inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, her collaboration with Missy Elliott and Timbaland to her controversial relationship with R. Kelly. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. Although just 22 years old at the time of her death, she continues to lead a legacy as Billboard's tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry's most successful artists in history.
Angels and Ornaments [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 16, 2014 Corrine's holiday season gets an unexpected dose of romance when she meets the mysterious Harold, who is on a deadline from a higher power to help Corrine find her true love by Christmas Eve. As the clock ticks down to Harold's deadline, Corrine must decide if she will open up to Christmas love.
State of Affairs [NBC (USA)] 13 parts Politics Nov 17, 2014 Centers on a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life
A Royal Christmas [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 22, 2014 A young working girl with a blue-collar background is surprised when her new fiancé announces he is actually a prince of a small sovereign country in Europe. After the couple quickly takes off to spend the holidays at his family’s sprawling, royal castle, she must work hard to win over her disapproving and unaccepting future mother-in-law—the Queen—and find out if love truly can conquer all.
Remember Me [BBC one (UK)] 3 parts Drama Nov 23, 2014 Remember Me follows the character of Tom Parfitt, a eighty-odd year old man who lives alone in his terraced house, in a otherwise entirely Asian community in a small Yorkshire town. He suddenly remembers a strange drowned figure washed up on the beach. The ghostly figures bares over everything Tom does and this image soon begins haunting others as well
The Christmas Shepherd [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 23, 2014 A successful children's book author and Army widow loses her late husband's German Shepherd, Buddy, only to later find him adopted by a new family - a single father and his daughter. Each finds a sense of Christmas spirit as they struggle to decide with whom the dog really belongs
Christmas Under Wraps [Hallmark (USA)] tv movie Nov 29, 2014 When a driven doctor doesn't get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned for give way to a love she never could have imagined, and finds this festive small town is hiding one big holiday secret.