Archive for July, 2018

On August 3, the Netflix feature film Like Father will debut online.

Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars and The Good Place) is left at the altar and ends up going on her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father (Kelsey Grammer) and meeting a nice guy along the way (Seth Rogen).

Here is a trailer for Like Father:

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It was yet another full night of repeats and reality on the major networks, but two dramas aired new episodes.

Here is how those two dramas fared in the overall ratings:

9 PM Show:
Salvation (CBS) [NEW] – 2.6 million viewers

10 PM Show:
Elementary (CBS) [NEW] – 3.4 million viewers

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

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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:

5:35 PM:
Victoria and Abdul movie on HBO

6 PM:
Kung Fu Panda 3 (animated) movie on FX
The Debt movie on Showtime

6:30 PM:
San Andreas movie on TNT

6:44 PM:
Spiderman: Homecoming movie on Starz

7 PM:
Always and Forever movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)

8 PM:
The 100 on The CW (NEW)
The Bold Type on Freeform (NEW)
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
The Shawshank Redemption movie on AMC

9 PM:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To The Altar movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

9:01 PM:
Sweet Home Alabama movie on Freeform

10 PM:
Younger on TV Land (NEW)
100 Code on WGN America (NEW)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (Reair)

10:01 PM:
Road House movie on Starz


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Get your squee on Outlander Fans!

Yes, we are suffering through another long Droughtlander until the show returns for its much anticipated fourth season on Starz, which will happen in November.

Today, the first teaser trailer for that new season is now available.

Enjoy it below:

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Here is the list of the programming options to expect on TV this coming week:

On July 30, the season finale of Dietland will air at 9 PM on AMC.

The series finale of The Originals will air on August 1 on The CW at 9 PM.

Also on August 1, the season premiere of the anthology series The Sinner will air on the USA Network at 10 PM. This season will follow Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) who returns to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime — parents murdered by their 11-year-old son (Elisha Henig), with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He’s pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets — and the mysterious Vera (Carrie Coon) who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.

Freeform will air the season finale of the new series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger on August 2 at 8 PM.

On August 3, the series finale of Quantico will air at 8 PM on ABC.

The Netflix feature film Like Father will debut online on August 3. Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars and The Good Place) is left at the altar and ends up going on her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father (Kelsey Grammer) and meeting a nice guy along the way (Seth Rogen).

On August 4, the Hallmark Channel original movie A Summer to Remember will debut at 9 PM, starring Catherine Bell (Good Witch) and soap star Cameron Mathison.

Chesapeake Shores will return for the start of its third season on the Hallmark Channel on August 5 at 9 PM; meanwhile that same night the EPIX spy drama Deep State will air its season finale at 9 PM; the new HBO drama Succession will air its 70-minute season finale at 10 PM and the series finale of The Tunnel: Vengeance will air on PBS at 10:30 PM.

Also on August 5, the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries new movie Garage Sale Mystery: The Pandora’s Box Murders will debut at 9 PM, starring Lori Loughlin (When Calls the Heart).

Mark your calendars!

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Last night’s programming options on the major networks was overloaded with repeats, game shows and reality, but one Sunday night drama aired a new episode.

Here is how that lone drama fared in the overall ratings:

10 PM Show:
Shades of Blue (NBC) [NEW] – 3 million viewers

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

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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:

5:58 PM:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle movie on Starz

6 PM:
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows movie on AMC

6:10 PM:
Despicable Me (animated) movie on Freeform

8 PM:
Kingsman: The Secret Service movie on FX
Letters to Juliet movie on POP

8:09 PM:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie on Syfy

8:20 PM:
Ratatouille (animated) movie on Freeform

9 PM:
Salvation on CBS (NEW)
Dietland on AMC (NEW – Finale)
Deep State on EPIX (Encore)
9-1-1 on FOX (Reair)
Miracles From Heaven movie on CMT

10 PM:
Elementary on CBS (NEW)
Letters to Juliet movie on POP


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Hey All,

Here are the news items for this past week:


Yellowstone has been renewed for a second season by Paramount Network. (Variety)

Showtime has renewed The Affair for a fifth and final season in advance of the start of the drama’s 4th season. (Variety)

Good Witch will be back for a 5th season at Hallmark Channel (TCA Report)

Amazon has ordered a third season of Sneaky Pete. (Variety)

AMC has given Better Call Saul and Fear the Walking Dead (both) for a 5th season and given McMafia a second season renewal. (Variety)

Lifetime has renewed the new drama You for a second season well in advance of the show’s debut season, which is set for September 9. (Variety)

The Netflix drama Altered Carbon has been given a second season renewal with Marvel’s alum Anthony Mackie taking over the lead role. (Variety)

AT&T Audience Network via DirecTV has given the new drama Condor a second season renewal. (The Hollywood Reporter)


Amazon has ordered a 13-episode limited series based on the Taylor Jenkins Reid novel Daisy Jones & The Six, which centers on a fictional rock band in the 1970s, following their rise through the ranks of the LA music scene and beyond, eventually becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. (Variety)

Netflix has picked up the acclaimed comic book franchise Locke & Key to series, bringing an 8 year saga to adapt the project to the small screen. The story revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them. (Variety)

Crown Media, the parent company of Hallmark Channel, has announced there will be a spinoff of the network’s popular long-running series When Calls the Heart, currently titled When Hope Calls that will stream exclusively on the Hallmark Movies Now platform. (Parade)


Actor Luke Baines will take over the role of Jonathan Morgenstern in the remaining episodes of the third and final season of Shadowhunters, taking over the role from Will Tudor (Humans). (Deadline)

Actress Kathryn Newton (Supernatural and Little Women) has been cast in an untitled series at Netflix that will follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive. The series is a modern take on The Lord of the Flies. (Variety)

FX has ordered a limited series based on the life of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon that will star Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in the lead roles. Based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson, the untitled 8-part series will tell the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Fosse and Verdon. Fosse was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors, while Verdon was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. The limited series is set to launch in 2019. (Variety)

The National Geographic channel is planning an Ebola scripted mini-series called The Hot Zone that will star Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife and Dietland). The series will be set during 1989 in Washington, D.C. with Margulies playing Dr. Nancy Jaax, a U.S. Army scientist working with a secret military SWAT team who puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it can spread to the human population. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Rising British star Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country) will play Prince Charles in next season of The Crown on Netflix, stepping into the role of the heir to the throne for the 3rd and 4th seasons. Meanwhile actress Marion Bailey (Allied) will play Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, taking over the role from Victoria Hamilton. (Variety)

Actress Rhona Mitra (The Last Ship) will have a season-long recurring role in Supergirl, playing villainess Mercy Graves, who is known from the comics as super villain Lex Luthor’s longtime bodyguard. Also actor Robert Baker (Grey’s Anatomy and The Originals) will also be joining the cast in the recurring role of Mercy’s brother Otis, who serves as her right-hand man. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actresses Missi Pyle (Impulse), Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Sherri Shepherd (30 Rock) and actor Bailey Chase (Longmire) have joined the cast of the Netflix film Walk Ride Rodeo, a biopic about paralyzed rodeo champion Amberley Snyder (Locke). The film will follow the story of nationally-ranked barrel racer Snyder who, at 19 years old, barely survived a car accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Her doctors said she would never walk again, let alone ride, but she overcame her prognosis and was back on her horse 18 months after the accident. (Deadline)

As most know, actor Seann William Scott has taken over the lead in Lethal Weapon after Clayne Crawford was fired from the series. Scott will play Wesley Cole, a war veteran and new partner of Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). Actress Maggie Lawson (Psych) will have a recurring role in the new season, playing Natalie Flynn, an emergency room surgeon and Cole’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his child. (Deadline)

Actress Garcelle Beauvais (The Magicians and NYPD Blue) will have a recurring role on the Freeform drama Siren when it returns for its second season. She will play Maddie’s (Fola Evans-Akingbola) mom, who returns to Bristol Cove to make amends with her family. (TV Line)

Actor Rob Morrow (Northern Exposure and Numb3rs) will guest star in an episode of Chicago P.D., playing Evan Gilchrist, an outspoken critic of the police department who is forced to call on CPD for help when his teen daughter goes missing. (TV Line)

Actress Annie Ilonzeh (Arrow and Charlie’s Angels) will have a recurring role on Chicago Fire, playing paramedic Emily Foster, who is new to the Chicago Fire Department. Also actor Steven Boyer (Trial & Error) will recur as former firefighter-turned-CFD Assistant Deputy Commissioner Jerry Gorsch, who has his sights set on a cushier job at headquarters. (Variety, Deadline and TV Line)

Actress Alfre Woodard will star opposite Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones and Aquaman) in the new drama See that will debut on Apple. The show is described as a world-building drama set in a future where humans have lost the sense of sight; the new, sightless world order is thrown into chaos, then, when a set of sighted twins are born. Earlier this year, the drama got a 10-episode, straight-to-series order from Apple. Woodard will play Paris, a priestess and advisor. Momoa will play warrior/leader/guardian Baba Voss. (Deadline and TV Line)

Actress Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan) will guest star in multiple episodes of Bull, playing a new client who asks Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) to help her with one of the most challenging and emotional cases he has ever faced. (TV Line)

Actor Rob Morgan (Daredevil) will have a recurring role on This Is Us, playing Solomon Brown, a city councilman who oversees the district where Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) late birth father William lived. (The Hollywood Reporter and TV Line)

Actress Sela Ward (CSI: NY) has joined the upcoming CBS new fall drama FBI, playing Dana Mosier. This character is expected to take over as boss of the New York FBI office, replacing departing cast member Connie Nielsen’s character Ellen. Nielsen exited the series back in May after co-starring in the pilot.) (Deadline and TV Line)


Actor Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey and Legion) will star alongside Harrison Ford in the 20th Century Fox movie Call of the Wild. It is unclear what role Stevens will play, however. Ford will play John Thornton, a prospector searching for gold in the unforgiving Yukon. The film is a big-budget adaptation of Jack London’s classic novel. (Variety)

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard will play Elton John’s mother in the Paramount biopic Rocketman that will include John’s emergency as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a music superstar and his partnership with songwriting collaborator Bernie Taupin. Actor Taron Egerton (Kingsman franchise) will play Elton John while Jamie Bell (TURN: Washington’s Spies) will play Bernie Taupin. (Variety)

That’s it. Enjoy!

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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:

6 PM:
Downton Abbey on PBS (Reair)
Avengers: Age of Ultron movie on TNT

7 PM:
Love on Safari movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
Victoria and Abdul movie on HBO

8 PM:
Poldark on PBS (Reair)
Just Wright movie on BET
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation movie on FX
Steel Magnolias movie on TMC

9 PM:
Deep State on EPIX (NEW)
Private Eyes on ION (NEW)
My Summer Prince movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
The Promise movie on Showtime 2
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)

10 PM:
Deep State on EPIX (Encore)
NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (Reair)


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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:

Disney’s Christopher Robin
Opens: August 3

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the little boy from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, is now all grown up and has lost all sense of imagination. Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood re-enter Christopher’s life to help him find it again. The film also stars Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss and voice provided by Jim Cummins, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Peter Capaldi and Sophie Okonedo.

Opens: August 3

Told entirely from a computer screen, David Kim (John Cho) discovers that his daughter, Margot (Michelle La), is missing. As he searches through her web history and interviews people who were supposedly close with her, he begins to learn that his daughter was not as perfect as she seemed. The cast includes Debra Messing and Sara Sohn [among others].

The Darkest Minds
Opens: August 3

Based on the Alexandra Bracken young adult novel, after a plague kills nearly all of America’s children, the ones left acquire special abilities. Sixteen-year-old Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg), one of the most powerful, runs away from her government internment camp with other teenagers. The group comes to realize they can form a rebellion and exact revenge upon those in power who have tortured their generation. The cast includes Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Bradley Whitford, Patrick Gibson and Harris Dickinson [among others].

The Spy Who Dumped Me
Opens: August 3

Audrey (Mila Kunis) and her best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon) find themselves embroiled in a major international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend Drew Thayer (Justin Theroux) unexpectedly re-enters her life with a team of assassins on his trail and reveals that he is actually a CIA agent. The film also stars Sam Heughan and Gillian Anderson.

Dog Days
Opens: August 10

Lovable canines change their owners’ lives in unexpected ways when both humans and dogs cross paths in Los Angeles. The ensemble cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Nina Dobrev, Adam Pally, Ron Cephas Jones, Eva Longoria, Rob Corddry, Ryan Hansen, Michael Cassidy, Toks Olagundoye and Tig Notaro.

Crazy Rich Asians
Opens: August 15

Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians centers on Chinese American economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), who accompanies her boyfriend Henry Golding (Nick Young) to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, only to become thrust into the lives of Asia’s rich and famous. She discovers that her boyfriend comes from a very wealthy family with a dark past, and that every woman wants him. The film also stars Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong and Harry Shum, Jr.

Opens: August 17

While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone – he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, he learns to rely on it, and they become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

Juliet, Naked
Opens: August 17

Based on the Nick Hornsby novel, the film centers on the story of Annie (Rose Byrne) and her unlikely romance with singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who is also the subject of her boyfriend’s (Chris O’Dowd) long-time music obsession. The cast also includes Megan Dodds.

Mile 22
Opens: August 17

An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg) tries to secretly move a police officer with sensitive information (Indonesian actor and martial artist Iko Uwais) out of his home country in Southeast Asia. The cast also includes John Malkovich, Lauren Cohen and Ronda Rousey.

The Little Mermaid
Opens: August 17

The story begins with an old grandmother telling her two granddaughters the story of The Little Mermaid. Despite their young ages, the girls don’t believe in the story, until their grandmother tells them a tale of her own. Many years ago, a young reporter named Cam Harrison (William Moseley) who had failed to earn a living sets out in search of a good story accompanied by his younger sister, Elle (Loreto Peralta). There, they go to a circus and encounter a beautiful mermaid (Poppy Drayton) trapped in a glass tank. They are further amazed when the mermaid appears before them as a young woman with legs. The duo soon learn of a prophecy about a little girl born on land, blessed with the heart of a mermaid. With this prophecy come to life in Elle, they are further entangled in a sinister plot of a wizard who wishes to keep the mermaid’s soul and convert it to power. The film also stars Diahann Carroll, William Forsythe, Gina Gershon and Shirley MacLaine.

The Wife
Opens: August 17

Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, the film follows a wife (Glenn Close) who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband (Max Irons), who is set to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater and Elizabeth McGovern.

Opens: August 24

The film follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who was unjustly convicted of murder and condemned to life in a notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island in French Guiana, South America. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for his protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape, ultimately resulting in a bond of lasting friendship.

The Bookshop
Opens: August 24

The film, like the novel, is set mainly in 1959, and centers on Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a middle-aged widow, who decides to open a bookshop in the small fictional coastal town of Hardborough, Suffolk. The location chosen is the Old House, an abandoned, damp house said to be infested by ghosts. After many sacrifices, Florence manages to start her business, which grows for about a year after which sales slump. Mr. Brundish (Bill Nighy), the lonely and mysterious inhabitant of the house at the top of the hill, is Florence’s best client. The influential and ambitious Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson) intends to set up an arts center in the Old House.

The Little Stranger
Opens: August 31

Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) is a country doctor. During the summer of 1947, he tends to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked as a housemaid. The Hall, which has fallen into decline, is home to Mrs. Ayres (Charlotte Rampling) and her two children, Caroline (Ruth Wilson) and Roddy (Will Poulter). After taking on the new patient, Dr. Faraday finds the Ayres family’s story will soon become entwined with his own.

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

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