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New Scripted Shows This Week: 1st -7th September

August 31, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

 

Pat And Cabbage

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Family | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:30 pm
Premiere: September 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

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 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.

 

New Shows This Week: 25th-31st August

August 25, 2013 Leave a comment

AU SHOWS

 

The Amazing 80′s 

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | History | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: Nine ( Australia)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 26, 2013

The show takes a look back at all the big events from music and fashion to politics and technology in Australia and around the world that happened during the 1980′s. The show also features interviews with major figures from the time.

 

 


UK SHOWS

 

What Remains

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 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.

New Scipted Shows This Week: 18th -24th August

August 17, 2013 Leave a comment

AUS SHOWS

 

Wonderland (AU)

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: Ten ( Australia)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 21, 2013
Episode Order: 22

 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.  Join a stellar ensemble cast including Michael Dorman, Brooke Satchwell, Ben Mingay, Jessica Tovey and Tracy Mann as they navigate the humorous and sometimes painful minefield of love, life and friendship in Wonderland.

 

 

 


 

UK SHOWS

 

Chickens

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: Sky1 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 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.

 

 

 


 

Big School

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 16, 2013

Big School is a comedy series set in a secondary school that features dysfunctional staff, unrequited love and interactive white boards.

 

 

 


 

US SHOWS

 

Delete

Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Action | Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: ReelzChannel ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: August 19, 2013
Episode Order: 2

“Delete” imagines a disaster in our all too fragile digital world where all computers could become dangerously self-aware with one systematic purpose – to destroy mankind. Faced with possible extinction, there is only one way out – create a second artificial intelligence, just as alive, just as intelligent and just as dangerous. (Source: ReelzChannel)

 

 

 


 

New Shows This Week: 11th- 17th August

August 10, 2013 Leave a comment

US SHOWS

 

Low Winter Sun

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Status: New Series
Network: AMC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 11, 2013
Episode Order: 10

“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.

 

 


Talking Bad

Classification: Talk Shows
Genre: Celebrities | Drama | Family | Interview
Status: New Series
Network: AMC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 11, 2013
Episode Order: 8

AMC will air a special weekly, half-hour live after show to accompany the conclusion of its Emmy Award-winning series, Breaking Bad. “Talking Bad” will analyze and dissect every detail of Breaking Bad’s final eight episodes beginning Sunday, August 11. (Source: AMC)

 


New Shows This Week: 4th-10th August

August 4, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

Southcliffe

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: Channel 4 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August 04, 2013

It is early morning in the market town of Southcliffe ands the sound of gunshots ring out. The residents wake to discover an inconceivable horror has left the town devastated.


 

New Shows This Week: 28th July – 3rd August 2013

July 27, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

 The Mill

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | History
Status: New Series
Network: Channel 4 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 28, 2013

During the 1830s, children worked 12-hour shifts in the mills, and the new class of mill-owning families prospered. A third of the workforce at Quarry Bank are apprentices, sold by different workhouses to the Greg family. The apprentices have no choice but to work at the mill until they reach adulthood.

 


 

US SHOWS

 

The Writers Room

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Family | Talent
Status: New Series
Network: Sundance ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 29, 2013
Episode Order: 6

“Television today inspires communities of passionate and vocal fans who crave a never-ending amount of new information about their favorite shows,” said Barnett. “Entertainment Weekly speaks to fans of television like no other brand which makes them the perfect partner for this series. We also found the perfect host in the multi-talented Jim Rash. He brings the perspective of someone who is hugely talented both behind and in front of the camera, and he intimately understands the unique highs and lows of a being a writer.”

 

 


Capture

Classification: Reality
Genre: Family
Status: New Series
Network: The CW ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 30, 2013
Episode Order: 10

In this intense new wilderness competition, 12 teams of 2 will enter “The Arena,” a fenced-in enclosure in the middle of the wild, where they must live for one month and compete against each other for scarce resources. With $250,000 on the line, it’s a winner-take-all battle in which the teams must hunt each other down to survive. (Source: The CW)

 

 


Once Upon A Time: For The Fans

Classification: Reality
Genre: Celebrities | Children | Family | Interview | Talent | Teens
Status: New Series
Network: Disney XD ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:45 pm
Runtime: 15 Minutes
Premiere: August 01, 2013
Episode Order: 1

“Once Upon A Time: For the Fans” is a television premiere hosted by Lee Arenberg (“Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Once Upon a Time”) featuring never-before seen interviews with ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” cast, a profile of Captain Hook (“Sincerely Hook”) and a special look at the families of Storybrooke and how they’re intertwined (“A Fractured Family Tree”), along with a preview of ABC’s new fall series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.” (Source: Disney XD)

 

 


 

 

 

 

New Shows This Week: 21st-27th July

July 21, 2013 Leave a comment

AU SHOWS

 

Anh Does Britain

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Lifestyle | Travel
Status: New Series
Network: Seven ( Australia)
Airs: Tuesdays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 23, 2013

Anh Does Britain follows thge best-selling author Anh Do as he takes a journey of discovery through the United Kingdom.

 


Formal Wars

Classification: Reality
Genre: Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: Seven ( Australia)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 25, 2013

Formal Wars follows different groups of teens each week as they prepare for the biggest night of their lives, the high school formal. Two high school students receive $2000 towards the cost of their school formal each week. Accepting the money though means that the teens have to hand over the party planning to their parents.

 

 


 

UK SHOWS

 

Burton And Taylor

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Celebrities | Drama | Lifestyle
Status: Ended
Network: BBC FOUR ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: July 22, 2013

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West star as the couple who famously married and divorced twice in the space of 12 years.

 


 

Badults

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: BBC THREE ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 23, 2013

Badults follows three flatmates – Tom, Ben and Matthew three of the most childish adults you could ever come across.

 

 


 

US SHOWS

 

Axe Cop

Classification: Animation
Genre: Animation General | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 15 Minutes
Premiere: July 21, 2013
Episode Order: 6

The “Axe Cop” web comic was created by then five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his 29-year-old brother, Ethan, and chronicles the adventures of an axe-wielding police officer and his loyal team of allies as they fight bad guys. Written by Malachai and drawn by Ethan, the first five installments of “Axe Cop” were put online on January 25, 2010 and went viral in a matter of days. T (Source: FOX)

 

 


 

High School USA!

Classification: Animation
Genre: Adult Cartoons
Status: New Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 11:15 pm
Runtime: 15 Minutes
Premiere: July 21, 2013
Episode Order: 6

Join the super-positive, millennial students of HIGH SCHOOL USA!, as they confront all the unique challenges of growing up in a modern world. Led by the painfully naïve and always upbeat MARSH MERRIWETHER, there is nothing these kids can’t put a positive spin on, from cyber-bullying to Adderall-addiction to embarrassing sexting incidents. (Source: FOX)

 

 


 

The Vineyard

Classification: Reality
Genre: Family
Status: New Series
Network: ABC Family ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 23, 2013

“The Vineyard,” a dramatic coming-of-age docu-soap, follows a handful of 20-somethings in Martha’s Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance. “The Vineyard” is created and executive-produced by Dave Broome (“Biggest Loser”) and Brian Smith (“Masterchef”). The series is produced by 25/7 Productions.

 

 


 

Golan The Insatiable

Classification: Animation
Genre: Animation General | Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 27, 2013
Episode Order: 6

“GOLAN THE INSATIABLE” is the story of a mighty godlord from an alternate universe who arrives in the small town of Oak Grove, where his only friend is a 10-year-old goth girl named DYLAN. Together they fight the boredom of suburban life. GOLAN is Dylan’s ideal playmate and constantly urges him to destroy and wreak havoc on the town that makes her so miserable. (Source: FOX)

 

 


 

Lucas Brothers Moving Co.

Classification: Animation
Genre: Animation General | Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 11:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 27, 2013
Episode Order: 6

The stand-up comedy of New York-based identical twins Kenny and Keith Lucas (The Lucas Brothers) gets animated. After their uncle dies and leaves them his old van, the twins start a moving company called Va¢ation Boy$. Their customers are often apprehensive to hire such a scrawny duo, but the brothers like to remind them that that’s why God made two of them. A day that begins simply by moving a bed down the street may lead to the threat of city-wide catastrophe, resolved only with the help of a once-famous ’90s wrestler. (Source: FOX)

 

New Shows This Week: 14th – 20 July

July 13, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

 

Run

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Channel 4 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 15, 2013
Episode Order: 4

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.  

Carol is a single mother attempting to keep her family together. After her teenage sons commit an act of violence that ends in the death of a stranger, she faces the choice of protecting her children or doing the right thing. 

 

 


US SHOWS

 

Liv and Maddie

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Disney Channel ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:45 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: 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. “Liv and Maddie” will premiere this fall on Disney Channel. (Source: The Disney Channel)

 

 


Cedar Cove

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Hallmark ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 20, 2013
Episode Order: 12

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. 

 

 

 

 

New Shows This Week: 7th – 13th July

July 6, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

 

Count Arthur Strong

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 08, 2013
Episode Order: 6

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.

 


US SHOWS

 

Get Out Alive (2013)

Classification: Reality
Genre: Action | Adventure | Family
Status: New Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 08, 2013
Episode Order: 8

World-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls (“Man vs. Wild,” “Born Survivor”) leads a non-stop extreme survival journey that tests 10 teams of two beyond their wildest imaginations as they venture into the unforgiving and dramatic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island. Their mission is threefold: survive the wild, journey as a group and avoid elimination. Each week, Bear will send home one team. In the end, only one duo will remain – the team that he believes has shown the most heart, courage, initiative and resolve in their quest to “get out alive” and claim a life-changing grand prize of $500,000.

 


 

The Bridge (US)

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Status: New Series
Network: FX ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 10, 2013
Episode Order: 13

“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. (Source: FX)

 


 

Camp

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Family | Romance/Dating
Status: New Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 10, 2013
Episode Order: 10

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.

 

New Shows This Week: 30th June – 6th July

June 29, 2013 Leave a comment

US SHOWS

Ray Donovan

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: Showtime ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 30, 2013
Episode Order: 12

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. (Source: Showtime)


 

Siberia

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Mystery
Status: New Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 01, 2013
Episode Order: 13

In 1908, a meteor hit deep into the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska. Now, more than 100 years later, 16 contestants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land’s mysterious past. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.
“Siberia” is an Infinity Films Production in association with Sierra/Engine Television and Welldone Productions. Executive producers are Ohoven, Slava Jakovleff and Philip. The series was created by Matthew Arnold. Sierra/Engine Television will handle the worldwide distribution rights for the series and will present it at the May screenings. (Source: NBC)


 

Being Mary Jane

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Family | Romance/Dating
Status: New Series
Network: BET ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 02, 2013
Episode Order: 13

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. (Source: BET)

New Shows This Week: 23rd-29th June

June 23, 2013 Leave a comment

CANADIAN SHOWS

 

Satisfaction (CA)

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: CTV ( Canada)
Airs: Mondays at 07:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: June 24, 2013

“Satisfaction” takes a humorous look at a group of friends who are completely uninhibited as they share their relationship woes and romantic wins, life crises, and personal ambitions. Dedicated single man Mark hustles the dating scene while his best friends and long-term couple Jason and Maggie work at keeping the sparks flying as they face the day-to-day challenges of being in a committed relationship. Neighbours Nancy and Dan have a marriage that proves that, while opposites can definitely attract, it can also deliver some seriously epic volatility. (Source: CTV)

 


 

UK SHOWS

 

Escaping Evil – My Life In A Cult

Classification: Mini-Series
Status: New Series
Network: Biography Channel ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 10, 2013
Episode Order: 3

Getting inside a cult to see what it’s really like is nearly impossible… but there are thousands of people who have escaped or been rescued from cults who have harrowing stories to tell. The series “Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult” takes you inside cults through remarkable recreations and compelling interviews with people who survived them. Through their stories, insight into how an individual can be seduced into this dark world will be revealed. Find out why they would stay when things go bad and how they ultimately escaped. (Source: The Biography Channel)

 

 


US SHOWS

 

Crossing Lines

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 23, 2013
Episode Order: 10

‘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

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Status: New Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 24, 2013
Episode Order: 13

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

New Shows This Week: 16th – 22nd June

June 15, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

 

The White Queen

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | History | Literature | Military/War | Romance/Dating
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 16, 2013
Episode Order: 10

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).

 

 


Quick Cuts

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: BBC FOUR ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: June 19, 2013
Episode Order: 3

Semi-improvised sketch show set in a hairdressers starring Doon Mackichan, Paul Reynolds, Lucinda Dryzek, OT Fagbenle, Jane Dowden and Jessica Gunning.

 

 


US SHOWS

 

The Hustle

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Drama | Family | Lifestyle | Music
Status: New Series
Network: Fuse ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: 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. (Source: FUSE TV)

 

 

New Shows This Week: 9th – 15th June

June 8, 2013 Leave a comment

AU SHOWS

 

Reef Doctors

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family | Medical
Status: New Series
Network: Ten ( Australia)
Airs: Sundays at 06:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 09, 2013
Episode Order: 13

Lisa McCune stars as Dr Sam Stewart, the Sherlock Holmes of tropical medicine and the head doctor in the only medical clinic for the Great Barrier Reef Islands.

 

 


UK SHOWS

 

The Returned

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: Channel 4 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 09, 2013

The Return is French supernatural thriller set in a small Alpine village where those some of those living there find themselves in a state of confusion, as they attempt to return to their homes unaware of the fact they have been dead for quite a few years.

 

 


Dates

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: Channel 4 ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 35 Minutes
Premiere: June 10, 2013

Dates is a drama series featuring people seeking romance, following their first meetings with different potential partners.

David makes his first foray into online dating, but soon discovers that he might have bitten off more than he can chew after he meets the beautiful Mia.

 

 


US SHOWS

 

Deon Cole’s Black Box

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: TBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: June 10, 2013
Episode Order: 6

In Deon Cole’s Black Box, the Emmy®-nominated writer/comedian will invade America’s televisions each week to provide his take on some of the most outrageous video clips to pop up across the media landscape. Cole brings a truly unique point of view to his commentary as he uses clips to riff on racial and gender stereotypes, politics and more.

 

 


King And Maxwell

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Mystery
Status: New Series
Network: TNT ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 10, 2013
Episode Order: 10

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.

 

 


 

 

New Shows This Week: 2nd – 8th June

June 1, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

 

The Hoff’s Best Film Ever

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | Cinema/Theatre
Status: New Series
Network: BBC THREE ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: June 03, 2013

The Hoff’s Best Film Ever sees David Hasselhoff revealing his favourite films in different categories.

 

 


Love And Marriage

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Family | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 05, 2013

Love and Marriage is a comedy drama series featuring the love and ties which bind the chaotic Paradise family.

 

 


US SHOWS

 

The Fosters

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: ABC Family ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 03, 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.

 

 


Mistresses (US)

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 03, 2013
Episode Order: 13

Welcome to a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery, as they brave the turbulent journey together.
Meet Savi (Alyssa Milano), a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life — both professional and personal — simultaneously bucking for partner at her law firm while she and her husband, Harry (Brett Tucker), try to start a family of their own. Savi’s free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josselyn (Jes Macallan), couldn’t be more different – living single, serial dating and partying, and regularly leaning on her big sister along the way. Their common best friend, April (Rochelle Aytes), a recent widow and mother of two, is rebuilding her life after tragedy and learning to move forward, with the support and guidance of her closest girlfriends. And friend Karen (Yunjin Kim), a successful therapist with her own practice, reconnects with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a patient goes far too deep.

 

 


Graceland

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: USA ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 06, 2013
Episode Order: 12

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. (Source: USA)

 

New Shows This Week: 26th May – 1st June

May 25, 2013 Leave a comment

US SHOWS

 

Behind the Candelabra

Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Celebrities | Family | Lifestyle | Music
Status: New Series
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 26, 2013

“BEHIND THE CANDELABRA”: Starring Academy Award(R) winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, this drama takes a behind-the-scenes look at the tempestuous relationship between legendary entertainer Liberace and Scott Thorson, his younger live-in lover. (Source: HBO)

 


 

The Haves and the Have Nots

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: OWN ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 28, 2013

A drama about two families, one rich and one poor.

 


Love Thy Neighbor (2013)

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: OWN ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 29, 2013
Episode Order: 26

A comedy about a diner filled with quirky characters

New Shows This Week: 19th – 25th May

May 18, 2013 Leave a comment

AUSTRALIAN SHOWS

Kath and Kim Kountdown

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: Seven ( Australia)
Airs: Sundays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 19, 2013

What’s not to like when Kylie Minogue, Shane Warne, Manu Feildel and a galaxy of stars celebrate the fans’ favourite family festivities from Kath and Kim. From Epponee-Rae’s 1st birthday to her wedding or Kath and Kel’s nuptials, Sharon’s Irish dancing or Kel’s creation of a commemorative wedding sausage, the foxymorons and manic menfolk of Fountain Lakes know how to frock up & party.

 

 


 

US SHOWS

 

Save Me

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 23, 2013
Episode Order: 13

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! (Source: NBC)

 

 


 

New Shows This Week: 12th -18th May

May 12, 2013 Leave a comment

AUSTRALIAN SHOWS

 

House Rules (AU)

Classification: Reality
Genre: Design/Decorating | Housing/Building
Status: New Series
Network: Seven ( Australia)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 14, 2013

House Rules is a reality series which sees six teams putting their homes on the line and their skills to the test in a fight for renovation supremacy and a life-changing prize.

 


 

UK SHOWS

 

The Fall

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Family | Thriller
Status: New Series
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 13, 2013
Episode Order: 5

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 solve the crime and identify the killer.

 

 


Frankie

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 14, 2013

Frankie is a drama series starring Eve Moyles as Frankie a district nurse whose work always appears to take priority over her personal life.  As Frankie approaches her 36th birthday, she guesses that as well as the surprise party he always plans, her boyfriend Ian has a bigger surprise in store for her. Frankie enjoys spending time with her entertaining elderly patient Mr Thomas but his daughter Jean is finding it hard to care for both him and her terminally ill husband. Mr Thomas’ condition is far more serious than either of them had imagined though. Frankie also attempts to help a young mum who has an eight-year-old daughter called Ruby and is heavily pregnant. Heather has high blood pressure and is concerned that she’ll go into labour before her husband returns from Afghanistan. As Ian plans his surprise, Frankie decides to stick with Heather, unaware of the impact this decision will have on her life.

 

 


US SHOWS

 

Family Tree

Classification: Scripted
Status: New Series
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 12, 2013
Episode Order: 8

A 30 year old man (Chris O’Dowd) investigates his family history after receiving a mysterious box from an unknown relative.

 

 

 

New Shows This Week: 5th – 11th May

UK SHOWS

 

Murder On The Home Front

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 09, 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

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: 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.

 



US SHOWS

 

Rihanna 777

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | Family | Lifestyle | Music | Talent
Status: New Series
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 06, 2013

Grab your passport and get ready to tour the world with Rihanna. The pop superstar invites fans along as she travels to seven countries in seven days on her “777” promo tour. Fox has documented the globe-trotting trek for the special “Rihanna 777”, which airs Monday, May 6. (Source: FOX)

 

 


 

 

 

New Shows This Week: 28th April _ 4th May

April 28, 2013 Leave a comment

AU SHOWS

 

A Place To Call Home

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Family
Status: New Series
Network: Seven ( Australia)
Airs: Sundays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: 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.

 


Wentworth

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: New Series
Network: SoHo ( Australia)
Airs: 08:30 pm
Runtime: 52 Minutes
Premiere: May 01, 2013
Episode Order: 10

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.

 



UK SHOWS

 

Vicious

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 29, 2013
Episode Order: 6

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

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: ITV ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: 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.

 



US SHOWS

 

Inside Amy Schumer

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Romance/Dating | Sketch/Improv
Status: New Series
Network: Comedy Central ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 30, 2013
Episode Order: 10

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)

 


Family Tools

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 01, 2013
Episode Order: 10

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. (Source: ABC)

 


Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: MTV ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 02, 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

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: New Series
Network: IFC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: May 03, 2013
Episode Order: 10

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)

 

New Shows This Week: 21st – 27th April

April 20, 2013 Leave a comment

UK SHOWS

 

The Wright Way

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: New Series
Network: BBC One ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:35 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 23, 2013
Episode Order: 6

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

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: 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.

 


 


US SHOWS

 

Lovestruck: The Musical

Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Family | Music | Romance/Dating | Talent
Status: New Series
Network: ABC Family ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: April 21, 2013

“Lovestruck: The Musical” tells the story of Harper (Jane Seymour), one of the best dancers to hit Broadway. But an injury caused her to leave the spotlight, become a choreographer, and raise her daughter, Mirabella (Sara Paxton). When Mirabella, the star of Harper’s next big production, decides to quit the show to get married, her mother is determined to put a stop to the wedding and show Mirabella that she cannot give up her career for love, especially to marry playboy Marco (Alexander DiPersia). After the long flight to the Italian wedding site, Harper takes a swig from a strange bottle that is supposed to dull the pain of an old dance injury. Instead, the elixir magically turns Harper 30 years younger. Harper’s younger appearance (Chelsea Kane plays Young Harper) allows her to secretly infiltrate the wedding – only to confront a huge obstacle in Mirabella’s father, Ryan (Tom Wopat), who can recognize his ex-wife in any form. After he too experiences the reverse-aging effects of the elixir (Drew Seeley plays Young Ryan), Ryan teams with Harper to reverse the damage she’s done to Mirabella and Marco’s relationship, hopefully in time to save the wedding. (Source: ABC Family)

 


 

Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life

Classification: Documentary
Genre: Celebrities | Family | Lifestyle | Music | Talent
Status: New Series
Network: MTV ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 23, 2013

“Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” is an intimate, no-limits documentary series taking us inside the world of multi-platinum recording artist Ke$ha as she faces the biggest personal and professional challenges of her life. Shot over the course of two years by her filmmaker brother, Lagan Sebert, the series provides unprecedented behind the scenes access to Ke$ha’s life and her coming of age as an artist and young woman. The audience views this incredible journey in real time, and because of the sibling bond of trust, and unprecedented access, there are no filters and no walls, it’s all real and raw. (Source: MTV)

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