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Outlander Fans!

Do you have a lost love story that you want to share with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, the stars of the show? If so, you can share your experience with them via the following email:

lovelost@starz.com.

Here is the video to explain what the lost love stories is all about:

Lost Love Stories

And, thanks to the TCA’s (the Television Critics Association) being held right now in Los Angeles, a new Starz behind-the-scenes trailer has become available for fans to see more of season 3 before the show airs its season premiere on Sunday, September 10

New Outlander Trailer

NOTE: The above link will take you to Entertainment Weekly to see the new trailer.

Enjoy!

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in August:

The Dark Tower
Opens: August 4

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil. The cast includes Jackie Earle Haley, Dennis Haysbert and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings).

Detroit
Opens: August 4

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centered around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women. The film stars John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Laz Alonso, Samira Wiley, Kaitlyn Dever, John Krasinski and Malcolm David Kelley.

Kidnap
Opens: August 4

A mother, Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son, Frankie (Sage Correa).

Columbus
Opens: August 4

A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams. Together, the two explore the various architectural buildings in Columbus, all the while discovering in each other what they hope to be. The cast includes John Cho, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin and Michelle Forbes.

Wind River
Opens: August 4

US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), but she’s unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. The film also stars Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Graham Greene and Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf).

The Glass Castle
Opens: August 11

Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family. The cast includes Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and Max Greenfield.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Opens: August 11

The animated film will focus on Surly (Will Arnett) and the park animals must band together to prevent Oakton City’s crooked mayor (Bobby Moynihan) from bulldozing Liberty Park and replacing it with a dangerous amusement park. Other voices will be provided by Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Stomare and Jackie Chan.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Opens: August 18

A special protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is tasked with guarding the life of his mortal enemy, who is one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson), and taking him from England to the International Court of Justice. On their way, they are on high-speed car chases and boat escapes as deadly assassins are pursuing them and they are forced to work together in order to defeat a ruthless, powerful and bloodthirsty Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman). The film also stars Elodie Yung, Salma Hayek, Richard E. Grant and Joaquim de Almeida.

Tulip Fever
Opens: August 25

Set in the Netherlands in the 17th century, during the period of the tulip mania, an artist (Dane DeHaan) falls for a married young woman (Alicia Vikander) while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait by her husband (Christoph Waltz). The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together. The ensemble cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Dame Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne, Tom Hollander, Kevin McKidd and David Harewood.

Movies coming out in September will be posted at the end of August.

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It was a typical summer night of programming on the major networks with three summer dramas airing new episodes.

Here is how those three shows fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
Hooten & the Lady (The CW) [NEW] – 948,000 viewers

10 PM Shows:
The Night Shift (NBC) [NEW] – 4.5 million
Zoo (CBS) [NEW] – 2.7 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

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On August 1, the Discovery Channel scripted anthology series Manhunt: Unabomber will air a two-hour episode at 9 PM.

The series depicts the true story of the FBI’s famed hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. Sam Worthington stars as FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a fresh-faced criminal profiler and newest member of the Unabom Task Force, who faced an uphill battle against the bureaucracy of the UTF as his maverick ideas and new approaches to forensic linguistics were dismissed. Paul Bettany stars as Ted Kaczynski, who was eventually captured 17 years after his first bombing in 1978 that to Fitzgerald’s unconventional work.

The cast also includes Jane Lynch (Glee), Brian d’Arcy James (13 Reasons Why and Smash), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider and Game of Thrones), Trieste Kelly Dunn (Blindspot) and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight franchise).

Here is a trailer for Manhunt: Unabomber:

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

NOTE: The Amazon streaming series The Last Tycoon will debut online today.

5 PM:
Jack Reacher movie on FX

5:50 PM:
Bodyguard movie on HBO2

6 PM:
Descendants 2 movie on Disney (Encore)

7 PM:
Legally Blonde movie on Bravo
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie on Freeform
Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

7:45 PM:
Snowden movie on Showtime

8 PM:
Killjoys on Syfy (NEW)
The Divergent Series: Allegiant movie on Cinemax
The Notebook movie on E!

9 PM:
Dark Matter on Syfy (NEW)
Date My Dad on UP Channel (NEW – Check Your Local Listings)
Garage Sale Mystery: Art of Murder movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Legally Blonde movie on Bravo

9:02 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Reair)

10 PM:
Wynonna Earp on Syfy (NEW)
Game of Thrones on HBO2 (Reair)

Enjoy!

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We are now just a little over half way through the year with plenty of programming options airing on TV whether it be returning dramas, new series, limited events and/or mini-series as well as made-for-TV movies.

Let’s take a look at how those cable dramas performed during the month of June.

CABLE DRAMAS

MONDAYS:

Better Call Saul – The AMC drama aired the final three episodes of its third season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 5 – 1.6 million
June 12 – 1.5 million
June 19 – 1.9 million (Season Finale)

This averages out to 1.7 million viewers for June. Better Call Saul will return to AMC for a fourth season sometime in 2018.

Shadowhunters – Season 2 of the Freeform fantasy series based on the books by Cassandra Clare premiered on June 5, airing four episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 5 – 712,000 viewers (Season Premiere)
June 12 – 548,000 viewers
June 19 – 588,000 viewers
June 26 – 656,000 viewers

This averages out to 626,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 10, July 17 and July 24 with the next new episode of Shadowhunters set to air on Freeform on Monday, July 31 at 8 PM.

Stitchers – The second season of the Freeform sci-fi series premiered on June 5, airing four episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 5 – 475,000 viewers (Season Premiere)
June 12 – 363,000 viewers
June 19 – 333,000 viewers
June 26 – 385,000 viewers

This averages out to 389,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 10, July 17 and July 24 with the next new episode of Stitchers set to air on Freeform on Monday, July 31 at 9 PM.

Preacher – The AMC fantasy drama returned for its second season with a two-night premiere on June 25 and June 26, earning 1.7 million and 1.3 million respectively. New episodes aired on July 3, 10, July 17 and July 24 with the next new episode of Preacher set to air on AMC on Sunday, July 31 at 9 PM.

TUESDAYS:

Pretty Little Liars – The final four episodes EVER of the long-running Freeform soap opera aired during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 6 – 966,000 viewers
June 13 – 961,000 viewers
June 20 – 830,000 viewers
June 27 – 1.4 million (Two-Hour Series Finale)

This averages out to 1 million viewers for June.

Famous in Love – The new Freeform drama aired the final three episodes of its debut season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 6 – 334,000 viewers
June 13 – 360,000 viewers (Hour 1)
June 13 – 230,000 viewers (Hour 2)

This averages out to 308,000 viewers for June. Freeform has yet to announce if Famous in Love will be renewed for a second season or not.

Genius – The National Geographic series about Albert Einstein aired the final three episodes of its debut season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 6 – 1 million
June 13 – 1 million
June 20 – 1 million (Season Finale)

This averages out to 1 million viewers for June. Genius will return to the National Geographic Channel for a second season sometime in 2018.

Animal Kingdom – The crime family TNT drama aired four new episodes of its second season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 6 – 1 million
June 13 – 960,000 viewers
June 20 – 1.1 million
June 27 – 1.2 million

This averages out to 1.1 million viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 11, July 18 and July 25 with the next new episode of Animal Kingdom set to air on TNT on Tuesday, August 1 at 9 PM.

The Haves and the Have Nots – The OWN soap opera returned for the rest of its fourth season on June 20, airing two episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 20 – 2.7 million (Mid-Season Premiere)
June 27 – 2.4 million

This averages out to 2.6 million viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 11, July 18 and July 25 with the next new episode of The Haves and the Have Nots set to air on OWN on Tuesday, August 1 at 9 PM.

WEDNESDAYS:

Queen Sugar – The OWN drama series premiered with a two-night opener on June 20 and 21, airing three episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 20 – 2.3 million (Night One of Season Premiere)
June 21 – 1.7 million (Night Two of Season Premiere)
June 28 – 1.5 million

This averages out to 1.8 million viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 5, July 12 and July 19 with the next new episode of Queen Sugar set to air on OWN on Wednesday, July 26 at 10 PM.

Fargo – The FX anthology series aired the final three episodes of its third season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 7 – 1.1 million
June 14 – 1.2 million
June 21 – 1.2 million (Season Finale)

This averages out to 1.2 million viewers for June. FX has yet to announce if Fargo will receive a fourth season renewal.

Blood Drive – The new gore-filled Syfy series debuted on June 14, airing three episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 14 – 834,000 viewers (DEBUT)
June 21 – 627,000 viewers
June 28 – 444,000 viewers

This averages out to 635,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 5, July 12 and July 19 with the next new episode of Blood Drive set to air on Syfy on Wednesday, August 2 at 10 PM.

Gomorrah – The Italian series picked up by SundanceTV aired the final three episodes of its second season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 7 – 58,000 viewers
June 14 – 79,000 viewers
June 21 – 74,000 viewers (Finale)

This averages out to 70,000 viewers for June. Gomorrah has yet to receive a third season renewal.

Cleverman – The SundanceTV drama returned for its second season on June 28, earning 74,000 viewers. New episodes aired on July 5, July 12 and July 19 with the next new episode of Cleverman set to air on SundanceTV on Wednesday, August 2 at 10 PM.

Broadchurch – The BBC America drama returned for its third and final season on June 28, earning 373,000 viewers. New episodes aired on July 5, July 12 and July 19 with the next new episode of Broadchurch set to air on BBC America on Wednesday, August 2 at 10 PM.

Younger – The TV Land dramedy returned for its fourth season on June 28, garnering 802,000 viewers. New episodes aired on July 5, July 12 and July 19 with the next new episode of Younger set to air on TV Land on Wednesday, August 2 at 10 PM.

Kingdom – The DirecTV drama aired four episodes of its third and final season during the month, but no ratings could be tracked down for those episodes. New episodes aired on July 5, July 12 and July 19 with the next new episode of Kingdom set to air on DirecTV on Wednesday, August 2 at 8 PM.

THURSDAYS:

Nashville – The former ABC series, now on CMT, returned for the rest of its fifth season on June 1, airing five episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 1 – 780,000 viewers (Mid-Season Premiere)
June 8 – 694,000 viewers
June 15 – 753,000 viewers
June 22 – 727,000 viewers
June 29 – 777,000 viewers

This averages out to 746,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27 with the next new episode of Nashville set to air on CMT on Thursday, August 3 at 9 PM.

Queen of the South – The USA Network drama premiered its second season on June 8, airing four episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 8 – 1.2 million (Season Premiere)
June 15 – 1.3 million
June 22 – 1.1 million
June 29 – 904,000 viewers

This averages out to 1.1 million viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27 with the next new episode of Queen of the South set to air on the USA Network on Thursday, August 3 at 10 PM.

The Mist – The new Spike TV series based on a story by Stephen King debuted on June 22, airing two episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 22 – 684,000 viewers (DEBUT)
June 29 – 496,000 viewers

This averages out to 590,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27 with the next new episode of The Mist set to air on Spike TV on Thursday, August 3 at 10 PM.

The Tunnel: Sabotage – The PBS mini-series premiered its second season on June 15, airing three episodes during the month, but ratings could not be tracked down for those episodes. New episodes aired on July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27 with the next new episode of The Tunnel: Sabotage set to air on PBS on Thursday, August 3 at 9 PM.

FRIDAYS:

Dark Matter – The sci-fi series returned for its third season on Syfy on June 9, airing two back-to-back episodes as well as three more new episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 9 – 587,000 viewers (Season Premiere – Two Back-to-Back Episodes)
June 16 – 662,000 viewers
June 23 – 607,000 viewers
June 30 – 619,000 viewers

This averages out to 619,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 7, July 14 and July 21 with the next new episode of Dark Matter set to air on Syfy on Friday, August 4 at 9 PM.

Wynonna Earp – The fantasy drama premiered its second season on Syfy on June 9, airing four episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 9 – 462,000 viewers (Season Premiere)
June 16 – 567,000 viewers
June 23 – 496,000 viewers
June 30 – 581,000 viewers

This averages out to 527,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 7, July 14 and July 21 with the next new episode of Wynonna Earp set to air on Syfy on Friday, August 4 at 10 PM.

Killjoys – The sci-fi drama returned for its third season of Syfy on June 30, earning 552,000 viewers. New episodes aired on July 7, July 14 and July 21 with the next new of Killjoys set to air on Syfy on Friday, August 4 at 8 PM.

Date My Dad – The new UP Channel family drama debuted on June 1, but ratings were difficult to track down. Check your local listings for airtimes.

SATURDAYS:

The Son – The period piece drama starring Pierce Brosnan aired the final two episodes of its debut season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 3 – 1.1 million
June 10 – 1.2 million (Finale)

This averages out to 1.2 million viewers for June. The Son will return to AMC for a second season sometime in 2018.

Orphan Black – The fifth and final season of the acclaimed BBC America series premiered on June 10, airing three episodes during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 10 – 278,000 viewers (Season Premiere)
June 17 – 225,000 viewers
June 24 – 208,000 viewers

This averages out to 237,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 1, July 8, July 15 and July 22 with the next new episode of Orphan Black set to air on BBC America on Saturday, July 29 at 10 PM.

Turn: Washington’s Spies – The AMC period piece returned for its fourth and final season on June 17, airing two back-to-back episodes as well as another new episode on June 24. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 17 – 664,000 viewers (Season Premiere – Hour One)
June 17 – 541,000 viewers (Season Premiere – Hour Two)
June 24 – 651,000 viewers

This averages out to 619,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 7, July 14 and July 21 with the next new episode of Turn: Washington’s Spies set to air on AMC on Saturday, July 29 at 9 PM.

Doctor Who – The long-running sci-fi series aired four more new episodes of its 10th season on BBC America during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 3 – 592,000 viewers
June 10 – 539,000 viewers
June 17 – 516,000 viewers
June 24 – 473,000 viewers

This averages out to 530,000 viewers for June. The season finale of Doctor Who aired on July 1 and the ratings for that episode will be included in next month’s report.

Class – The Doctor Who spin-off aired its season finale of its debut season on June 3, earning 223,000 viewers. BBC America has yet to announce if Class will receive a second season renewal.

SUNDAYS:

Good Witch – The Hallmark Channel aired four more new episodes of its third season during the month, including the second part of the finale that aired on July 2. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 4 – 2.2 million
June 11 – 2.4 million
June 18 – 2.1 million
June 25 – 2.4 million (Part 1 of Season Finale)
July 2 – 2.3 million (Part 2 of Season Finale)

This averages out to 2.3 million viewers for the time period above. A new season of Good Witch will air on the Hallmark Channel sometime next year.

American Gods – The Starz fantasy series aired the final three episodes of its debut season during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 4 – 607,000 viewers
June 11 – 629,000 viewers
June 18 – 774,000 viewers (Season Finale)

This averages out to 670,000 viewers for June. American Gods was renewed by Starz for a second season and will return at some point in 2018.

Twin Peaks: The Return – Four more new episodes of the creepy world aired on Showtime during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 4 – 254,000 viewers
June 11 – 270,000 viewers
June 18 – 294,000 viewers
June 25 – 246,000 viewers

This averages out to 266,000 viewers for June. New episodes aired on July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23 with the next new episode of Twin Peaks: The Return set to air on Showtime on Sunday, July 30 at 9 PM.

Fear the Walking Dead – The AMC zombiefest prequel returned for the start of its third season with two back-to-back episodes on June 4, airing five episodes total during the month. The ratings for those episodes are as follows:

June 4 – 3.1 million (Season Premiere – Hour One)
June 4 – 2.7 million (Season Premiere – Hour Two)
June 11 – 2.5 million
June 18 – 2.4 million
June 25 – 2.5 million

This averages out to 2.6 million for June. The final two episodes of the first half of Fear the Walking Dead aired on July 2 and 9. Ratings for those episodes will be included in next month’s report. The show will return for the rest of its third season starting on AMC on Sunday, September 10.

Power – The Starz drama premiered its fourth season on June 25, earning 1.7 million viewers. New episodes aired on July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23 with the next new episode of Power set to air on Starz on Sunday, July 30 at 9 PM.

The White Princess – The Starz period piece drama aired its season finale on June 4, earning 868,000 viewers. The White Princess has yet to receive a second season renewal from Starz.

The Leftovers – The HBO series aired it series finale on June 4, earning 1 million viewers.

Grantchester – The PBS mini-series returned for its third season on June 18, airing two episode during the month, but ratings could not be tracked down for either episode. New episodes aired on July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23 with the next new of Grantchester set to air on PBS on Sunday, July 30 at 9 PM.

Prime Suspect: Tennison – The three episode mini-series debuted on PBS on June 25, but ratings could not be tracked down. The other two episodes aired in early July. If ratings can be tracked down for those, they will be provided in next month’s report.

Heartland – The popular Canadian series aired four more new episodes of 10th season on the UP Channel during the month; but ratings for those episodes could not be tracked down. New episodes aired during July, but check your local listings for airtimes.

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIES

There were a dozen made-for-TV movies and/or mini-series to air in June. Here is how most of those movies performed in the ratings:

Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love (Hallmark Channel) – 2.3 million
Destination Wedding (Hallmark Channel) – 2.2 million
My Favorite Wedding (Hallmark Channel) – 2.1 million
The Perfect Bride (Hallmark Channel) – 2 million
Menendez Blood Brothers (Lifetime) – 1.3 million
Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – 1.2 million
The Perfect Soulmate (Lifetime) – 1.1 million
The Wrong Neighbor (Lifetime) – 1.1 million
My Daughter Is Missing (Lifetime) – 925,000 viewers
Tiny House of Terror (Lifetime) – 768,000 viewers
The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit (Lifetime Movie Network) – 636,000 viewers
Deadly Secrets by the Lake (Lifetime Movie Network) – 580,000 viewers

Ratings results for the cable dramas, mini-series and made-for-TV movies that have and will air in July that can be tracked down will be provided as soon as possible in August.

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Now that Comic Con has ended and I am back to a more normal schedule, my ratings reports will get back to normal too, starting with the sole summer drama that aired a new episode last night. Here is how that one show fared in the overall ratings:

9 PM Show:
Salvation (CBS) [NEW] – 3.8 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

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