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April 17th, 2014

Bad Teacher to Premiere on CBS

When trophy wife Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor) gets dumped by her wealthy husband and left penniless, she schemes to try to land another one. Meredith is inspired by her friend’s stepdaughter, Lily (Sara Rodier), to put this 3-step plan into action: 1) Land a job at Lily’s high-class middle school, 2) meet and marry a rich, single dad, and 3) return to the lavish lifestyle she’s used to. Step 1 is easy as Principal Carl Gaines (David Alan Grier) is a pushover for a pretty woman and doesn’t recognize a phony resume when he sees Meredith’s. But former high school classmate Joel (Ryan Hansen), who is now a gym teacher at the school could be a problem, but turns out he’s happy to sit back and watch the antics play out. Also on staff are shy Irene (Sara Gilbert), who is excited at the possibility of having a new best friend; and Ginny (Kristin Davis), the Faculty President who pokes her nose in everyone’s personal business. Meredith dispenses life-lessons to Lily and her friends while keeping a sharp eye out for the next husband to be.

Bad Teacher premieres Thursday, April 24 at 9:30pm on CBS.

 

 

April 16th, 2014

Black Box to Premiere on ABC

Doctors call the brain the black box. Bipolar neurologist Dr. Catherine Black works to unravel the mystery of the human brain at “The Cube,” a state-of-the-art neurological center in New York City. Dr. Black will diagnose and treat patients with rare conditions as viewers watch. “The Black Box” also stars Vanessa Redgrave as Catherine’s psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hartramph; David Ajala as Will, a restaurateur; Ditch Davey as Dr. Ian Bickman, co-worker and neurosurgeon; Terry Kinney as Dr. Owen Morely, the medical director of The Cube; and David Chisum as Joshua Black, her brother.

Black Box premieres Thursday, April 24 at 10:00pm on ABC.

April 14th, 2014

Signed, Sealed, Delivered to Premiere on Hallmark

Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius) is the leader of a group of postal detectives looking to track down the intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Also on the team are Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe), who has a photographic memory; master researcher Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson); and techie Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), who is the newest team member.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered premieres Sunday, April 20 at 8:00pm on Hallmark.

 

April 11th, 2014

The Real History of Science Fiction to Premiere on BBC America

Space exploration, aliens, time travel, artificial intelligence and robots are the four basic themes that make up the science fiction genre on television. Its impact on literature, television, and cinema has been huge. Each episode of this 4-part docu-series will take a look at one of these basic themes. Some of the greatest pioneers of the genre will be featured including “Star Wars,” “Doctor Who,” the “Terminator” and H.G. Well’s “War of the Worlds.”

Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars), Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica), and many more.

Narrated by Mark Gatiss, “Doctor Who” writer, actor, and co-creator of the BBC’s “Sherlock,” the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.

The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19 at 10:00pm on BBC America.

 

April 7th, 2014

Metal Hurlan Chronicles to Premiere on SYFY

This 12-episode series will take viewers to 12 different planets with a new cast each week. The planets are linked by the presence of a mysterious asteroid which plays an important role in everyone’s lives. The cast includes Joe Flanigan, Michael Jai White, Rutger Hauer and James Marsters. “Metal Hurlan Chronicles” is based on the comic’s anthology “Metal Hurlant.”

Metal Hurlan Chronicles premieres Monday, April 14 at 8:00pm on SYFY.

 

 

April 1st, 2014

ABC Cancels “Mind Games”

After only 5 short episodes, Christian Slater’s new TV venture, “Mind Games,” has been cancelled. Many people were comparing the show to the very successful “Leverage” which starred Timothy Hutton. The two shows are nothing alike. This is the second TV program that Slater has held the leading role on in recent years that was cancelled after only a few episodes. Read more here.

April 1st, 2014

Friends With Better Lives to Premiere on CBS

“My friend has a better life than I do,” think six friends all at once. Jules (Brookyn Decker) is on cloud nine after announcing her engagement with Lowell (Rick Donald) which leaves Kate (Zoe Lister-Jones), a successful career woman, the last single female friend. Will (James Van Der Beek) is also single via a recent divorce and living up the bachelor lifestyle while secretly pining for his ex-wife. Last but not least is Andi & Bobby (Majandra Delfino & Kevin Connolly) the happily married couple with a toddler and a bun in the oven who, at times, wish for their care-free days.

Friends with Better Lives premieres Monday, April 7 at 8:30pm on CBS.

March 13th, 2014

Surviving Jack to Premiere on FOX

In the 1990’s, Joanne (Rachael Harris) has decided to go to law school leaving her husband Jack (Christopher Meloni) in the full-time parent role. Jack is an oncologist and ex-military whose previous idea of parenting was to come home late, eat his supper, yell at the kids, and go to bed. Their teenage son, Frankie (Connor Buckley), grew 10” over the summer, threw a no-hitter, is starting high school and is beginning to attract girls, but he just wants to be invisible. Now Jack has to learn to be a dad and guide his son through the trials of being a teenager, all without the help of Google. “Surviving Jack” is based on the autobiographical book, “I Suck at Girls” by Justin Halpern.

Surviving Jack premieres Thursday, March 27 at 8:30pm on FOX.

March 11th, 2014

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge to Premiere on SYFY

Ten aspiring creature creators compete for a prize worth up to $100,000 plus an opportunity to work at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. All they have to do is out-imagine the next guy and be able to build mechanical characters in order to bring inanimate objects to life. Serving as mentors on the series will be animatronics master John Criswell, world-renowned designer Peter Brooke, mechanization and fabrication and artistic specialist Julie Zobel. Working alongside the creature creators they will be available for consultation and hands-on assistance. The creative challenges in the series will show the process behind creature building, from conceptual design to sculpting, mechanization and fabrication. Each episode will end with on-set performances of the elaborate and life-like creations. The creature creators will be tasked to create everything from hand puppets to large-scale theatrical creatures that can master the balance between realism and fantasy. Judging the whimsical beasts will be lead judge Brian Henson, Chairman of the Jim Henson Company and the Creature Shop. Additional judges include Creature Fabricator Beth Hathaway, credited with her works on Edward Scissorhands, Jurassic Park and The Walking Dead, and Creature Designer Kirk R. Thatcher who has worked on Return of the Jedi, Gremlins and E.T. Gigi Edgley will host.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge premieres Tuesday, March 25 at 10:00pm on SYFY.

March 9th, 2014

American Dream Builders to Premiere on NBC

Designer Nate Berkus will host “American Dream Builders” as well as judge. Other judges include Eddie George, a former NFL player turned landscape architect, and Monica Pederson, an interior design expert. Twelve contestants consisting of designers and home builders will compete in weekly projects. Each week one contestant is eliminated until the final 2 standing will go head-to-head for the chance to put their design into a Southern California home.

American Dream Builders premieres Sunday, March 23 at 8:00pm om NBC.