Thursday, June 22, 2017

TUNE IN: SEASON TWO OF ACCLAIMED SCI-FI SERIES “CLEVERMAN” PREMIERES JUNE 28 ON SUNDANCE TV



TUNE IN: SEASON TWO OF ACCLAIMED SCI-FI SERIES “CLEVERMAN” PREMIERES JUNE 28 ON SUNDANCE TV



Hunter Page-Lochard as Koen West


SundanceTV’s epic genre drama “Cleverman” returns Wednesday, June 28 at 10/9c. “Cleverman” is a compelling futuristic drama rooted in ancient Aboriginal mythology where humans and Hairypeople battle for survival in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.

Episode 201 – “Revival”
Koen awakens at the Kora tree, wearing a T-shirt riddled with bullets. He must find and bring together the people of the Zone (both Hairy and human), who have scattered and disappeared across the City after the demolishing of their home.

On the heels of a successful first season, which earned a prestigious Peabody Award nomination, the six-episode second season picks up with the destruction of the Zone and the Hairypeople hiding out of fear for their lives. Koen (Hunter Page-Lochard), the chosen Cleverman, sets out to harness his powers in the hope of bringing all cultures together. His half-brother Waruu (Rob Collins) shares the same vision, but his method is far more dubious. For Koen to realize his mission, he must defeat Waruu and the full force of the Government, both of which are united against him. With twisting plotlines and new characters including Jarli the Bindawu warrior (Clarence Ryan), the second season of “Cleverman” is action packed, bloody, and thought-provoking. The series is based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen.

“Cleverman” boasts an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes award-winning actor Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”), Golden Globe® nominee Frances O’Connor (“The Missing), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The Lion King), Clarence Ryan (Lockie Leonard) and Rachael Blake (Rake). Creatures and effects are by world-renowned Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, Avatar). The series is produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures for ABC TV Australia in co-production with SundanceTV and Red Arrow International, with the assistance of Screen Australia, Screen NSW and the New Zealand Screen Production Grant. Red Arrow International distributes “Cleverman” worldwide.

The Originals on The CW Video Clips

The Originals | Inside The Originals: The Feast of All Sinners

USA Week of 6/25/17

WEEK OF JUNE 25
SEASON FINALE OF ‘TEAM NINJA WARRIOR’ – 6/27
   
SUNDAY, JUNE 25
NCIS “It’s Personal Marathon” – 11:00am-11:00pm
Being a cop is an all-consuming job and the SVU detectives already give it their all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This marathon celebrates the cases that are even more personal to them. Their lives are intertwined with the mysterious cases they are trying to solve, the people they are trying to save, and the agendas they are trying to hide. It just got personal.
MONDAY, JUNE 26
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (LIVE) – 8/7c
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. RAW Superstars include Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Charlotte, Big Show, Sasha Banks and The New Day.
TUESDAY, JUNE 27
WWE SMACKDOWN (LIVE) – 8/7c 
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. SmackDown Live Superstars include John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Becky Lynch, Dean Ambrose, Nikki Bella and Randy Orton.
TEAM NINJA WARRIOR “Finals Week 2” – 10/9c *SEASON FINALE*
The top names from American Ninja Warrior race side-by-side on this intense dual obstacle course.
A new Team Ninja Warrior Champion is crowned in the Season Finale. 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
BIG STAR LITTLE STAR “Episode 5” – 9/8c 
Host Cat Deeley is joined by Kerri Walsh Jennings and Joey versus Mario Lopez and Gia versus Christina Milian and Violet.
 THURSDAY, JUNE 29
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH “El Beso de Judas” – 10/9c
Teresa's loyalties are tested when she’s ordered to hunt down and kill a DEA mole.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
PLAYING HOUSE “Gwen or Lose ” – 11/10c
Mark coaches a women’s basketball team and Emma is horrified when she realizes who his star player is. Maggie takes reffing very seriously.
PLAYING HOUSE “Paging Doctor Yes Please” – 11:30/10:30c
Maggie is invited to act in a nursing promo video and Emma gets involved. Zach teaches Bruce how to ride a bike.
*All episodes from Season 3 available on VOD *
“Some Kind of Beautiful” (2015 Movie) – 7am *NEW TO USA*
Modern Family Friday6:00pm-11:00pm
If it’s Friday, it means an evening full of Modern Family!
SATURDAY, JULY 1
NCIS “Stars, Stripes & Badges Marathon” – 11:00am-12:00am
We can’t promise you fireworks, but we are sure these NCIS & SVU marathons will be more entertaining than some exploding lights in the sky!  So sit back & relax, because we’ve got plenty of episodes of SVU & NCIS to help you enjoy your 4th of July vacation!

Syfy Week of 6/25/17

 
WEEK OF JUNE 25
 
SEASON PREMIERE OF ‘KILLJOYS’ – 6/30
 
 
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 27
FACE OFF: DIVIDE AND CONQUER “Dream House” – 9/8c
Comedy meets drama in this Spotlight Challenge as the shops work to create families of whimsical characters based on unique fairytale houses. Special guest judge, Elizabeth Mitchell.
https: //www.youtube.com/embed/ 7xnTc5YvFXY
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
BLOOD DRIVE “Steel City Nightfall” – 10/9c
Arthur and Grace take a shortcut through a mysterious city and fall prey to its nocturnal inhabitants. Christopher is tortured and brainwashed by Aki, a deranged sex-bot created by Heart Enterprises.
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
KILLJOYS “Boondoggie” – 8/7c *SEASON PREMIERE*
Dutch and D’avin, with the help of an obnoxious black market dealer, are on the hunt for a weapon that will draw out the Hullen; Johnny receives an SOS from Clara, leading him into the underground world of Hackmods.
 
DARK MATTER “Give It Up, Princess” – 9/8c
A friend of Adrian’s is taken captive by one of Tabor’s rivals, demanding a specific data file in exchange for her release. When the crew discover that the file contains information about the construction of a secret Ferrous battle fleet, they agree to help in exchange for the file. The only problem is Adrian isn’t exactly sure where Tabor hid the data file.
 
WYNONNA EARP “She Ain’t Right” – 10/9c
When a Black Badge agent is savagely attacked, the team must recover his briefcase before it falls into the wrong hands.

TNT Week of 7/9/17


TNT Programming Alert

Week of July 9, 2017


Claws




"Bats**t" – Sunday, July 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) 
Desna (Niecy Nash) and Jennifer (Jenn Lyon) may be Dr. Ken's (Jason Antoon) only hope, as Bryce (Kevin Rankin) wrongly accuses him of a heinous crime. Dean (Harold Perrineau) sees a disturbing billboard ad that hits too close to home, leaving Desna to cope with the dark aftermath.  Meanwhile, Virginia (Karrueche Tran) and Desna are forced to go to Polly (Carrie Preston) for help to rid the world of two horrible birds from Desna's past, with one well-aimed stone.
Directed by Howard Deutch
Written by Janine Sherman Barrois
Created by Eliot Laurence

SERIES PREMIERE: Will




The Play’s The Thing” Monday, July 10, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) - TV-MA-LSV
It’s 1589, a time of religious turmoil in Protestant England when to be Catholic could be a death sentence - Will Shakespeare (Laurie Davidson) arrives from the small town of Stratford to the wild streets of London with little more than a dream and a treacherous letter…
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Written by Craig Pearce

Created by Craig Pearce



Cowards Die Many Times” Monday, July 10, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - TV-MA-LSV
Will (Laurie Davidson) is wracked with guilt over the arrest of the rival playwright, Baxter (Tadhg Murphy), and he makes a dangerous confession to the beautiful and rebellious Alice (Olivia DeJonge). The future of the theatre is threatened when the crowd-pleasing actor, Kemp (William Houston), is tempted by another playhouse.
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Written by Craig Pearce

Created by Craig Pearce

Animal Kingdom



"Cry Havoc" – Tuesday, July 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-LV
As Javi (Alex Meraz) ratchets up the pressure on Smurf (Ellen Barkin), she enlists J (Finn Cole) to help her. Baz (Scott Speedman) is confronted by a secret Catherine kept from him. Pope (Shawn Hatosy) and Baz clash in the wake of the megachurch job.
Directed by Larry Teng
Written by Jonathan Lisco
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Fargo on FX Video Clips

We’ve just posted an Inside Look for FARGO Year 3, which concluded its third installment last night. 

Fargo | Inside Installment 3: Noah Hawley | FX 
DESCRIPTION: Enter the mind of showrunner Noah Hawley, and see how his unique creative process brings Fargo to life.

TV ONE CELEBRATES BLACK MUSIC WITH A DYNAMIC 11TH SEASON OF THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES, UNSUNG

TV ONE CELEBRATES BLACK MUSIC WITH A DYNAMIC 11TH SEASON OF THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES, UNSUNG, WITH A DOUBLE FEATURE PREMIERE ON A NEW NIGHT:
SUNDAY, JULY 9 BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. ET 

Iconic show moves to Sunday nights and will spotlight the music of Wyclef, Marvin Sapp, Jagged Edge, Shanice, Ice-T and more.

SILVER SPRING, MD – JUNE 22, 2017 TV One’s longest-running and award-winning series, Unsung, will launch its eleventh season on a brand new night with a dynamic new line-up of the music and stories of perseverance, determination and success told through first-hand accounts of the artists who experienced it. Beginning with a double-feature on Sunday, July 9, the series will profile Wyclef on Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET, followed by the story of Jagged Edge at 10 p.m. ET. Additionally, new episodes featuring Marvin Sapp, Switch, The Dramatics, Shanice, and Ice-T, airing in the show’s new Sunday time slot of 10 p.m. ET, will highlight each performer’s rise to stardom while providing a glimpse into the lesser-known challenges they endured behind the spotlight.

“From Classic R&B to Hip Hop and Gospel, Unsung is known for offering music lovers an in-depth behind-the-scenes view into the lives of their favorite performers as heard from the artists themselves and the friends and family who know them best,” says TV One President Brad Siegel. “We are moving the series to Sunday nights to allow more of our viewers a chance to wind down their summer weekends with an evening of inspiring music to take you down memory lane. This is an exciting line-up of fascinating entertainers that you won’t want to miss.” 

Last season, Unsung reached 3.2 million unique viewers 2+ and during its timeslot, the show was a Top 3 program in Ad Supported Cable among African American viewers 2+. Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode of TV One’s signature series weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight. The poignant stories of Unsung offer insight into the trials and triumphs faced in both private and public forums.

Following the season 11 kickoff with the versatile artist/rapper/producer Wyclef and boy band/R&B favorites Jagged Edge on July 9 will be spotlights on Gospel superstar Marvin Sapp on July 16, the R&B super group Switch on July 23 and legendary quintet The Dramatics on July 30. During the month of August, Unsung continues with new episodes featuring R&B sweetheart Shanice on August 6, and original gangster rapper Ice-T on August 13.

TV One’s upcoming new episodes of Unsung are outlined below. 

UNSUNG: NEW EPISODES

WYCLEF
Premiere: Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET
Wyclef Jean is a Haitian born, multi-talent who skyrocketed to fame with his group, The Fugees, in the late ‘90s. Along with fellow Haitian Pras Michel and songstress Lauryn Hill, the trio broke records with their critically acclaimed sophomore album, “The Score,” which became a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning hit. When romance troubles between Wyclef and Lauryn forced them to disband, many thought Wyclef would fade into obscurity. Instead, he succeeded in his own career with hits like “We’re Trying to Stay Alive” and “’Gone Till November,” while becoming a sought-after writer/ producer for acts like Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Carlos Santana. Insights from family and friends are provided by Kurtis Blow, Claudette Ortiz, and DJ Red Alert.

JAGGED EDGE
Premiere: Sunday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET
From choirboys to R&B superstars, the melodic harmonies of Jagged Edge dominated the early 2000s with back-to-back number one hits and two double platinum albums. Comprised of twin brothers Brian and Brandon Casey, along with Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo, the quartet emerged from the suburbs of Atlanta under the production of Jermaine Dupri’s SoSo Def Records. With hit ballads “I Gotta Be,” "Let’s Get Married," and “Promise," Jagged Edge’s music focused on spreading the message of love. But after cutting ties with Dupri, the love dissipated in more ways than one as they struggled to stay on the charts and contemplated going separate ways. Insights from family and friends are provided by Q. Parker, Tiny Harris, Kandi Burruss Tucker, Bryan Michael Cox, LaTavia Roberson, Michael Mauldin, Marcus Chapman, The Poetess and Jermaine Dupri.

MARVIN SAPP
Premiere: Wednesday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET
With one of the most unique voices in gospel music, Marvin Sapp has been spreading the Gospel through song for over three decades. His powerful mix of old-school sensibilities and new school swagger led him to dominate the gospel charts in the 2000s with seven Top 10 hits including the #1 songs, “Never Would’ve Made It,” “The Best in Me” and “My Testimony.”  The Midwestern pastor’s music resonated beyond the pulpit, often being played on mainstream radio and even landing on the Billboard R&B and Hot 100 charts.  But Sapp’s faith would be tested on several occasions - from illness, to personal attacks, to the tragic death of his wife, MaLinda, to colon cancer.  Insights from family and friends are provided by Kirk Franklin, Byron Cage, Donald Lawrence, Dorinda Clark Cole, Aundrae Russell, Tyrone DuBose and Fred Hammond.

SWITCH
Premiere: Sunday, July 23 at 10 p.m. ET
With their distinctive blend of Ohio-Funk, smoothed-out harmonies and soulful lyrics Switch, the multi-talented, multi-instrumental Midwestern powerhouse band burst onto the black music scene as newcomers to the legendary Motown roster in the mid-70s. Led by the “Father of the Falsetto,” Bobby DeBarge, Switch paved the way for the hit-making DeBarge family with sensual ballads that injected Motown with a fresh sound after the departure of The Jackson 5. But despite raw talent and endless potential, Switch was doomed from the start. While their lead singer battled inner demons of childhood abuse and sexual orientation, the entire group struggled with various addictions, and infighting and egos brought their brotherhood to a bitter and premature end. Now, Unsung examines their rise and swift fall. Insights from family and friends are provided by Greg Williams, Jody Sims, Tommy DeBarge, Phillip Ingram, Marcus Chapman, Margena Christian and El DeBarge.

THE DRAMATICS
Premiere: Sunday, July 30 at 10 p.m. ET
Through the ‘70s, The Dramatics took the five-man vocal group to another level by seamlessly mixing powerful and piercing lead vocals with silky harmonies.  The group’s choreography, performed at breakneck speed with moves tailored to each song, made every concert unforgettable.  Working with rising star Tony Hester, writer and producer of every track on the group’s first two albums, The Dramatics peppered the charts with top 10 hits, including classics, “Whatcha See is Whatcha Get” and “In the Rain.”  Unfortunately, group in-fighting and tragedy derailed The Dramatics’ train to superstardom. But a surprising collaboration with rap icon Snoop Dogg gave The Dramatics new life. On this episode of Unsung, surviving members, family, friends, and fellow artists come together to tell the remarkable story of this aptly named group, including Cedric “The Entertainer,” LJ Reynolds, Larry “Squirrel” Demps, Willie Ford, Marcus Chapman, and Snoop Dogg.

SHANICE
Premiere: Sunday, August 6 at 10 p.m. ET
Shanice exploded on the worldwide stage in the early ‘90s with four simple words – “I Love Your Smile.” Her 1991 #1 hit single landed in the Top 10 in 22 different countries.  Known for a five-octave range and a signature smile that went with her most famous song, Shanice found success on both the Pop and R&B charts with songs like “Silent Prayer”, “When I Close My Eyes” and “Saving Forever For You,” from the popular “Beverly Hills 90210” soundtrack. In this candid episode of Unsung featuring her husband, actor Flex Alexander, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Shamicka Lawrence, and Ricky Bell of New Edition, Shanice opens up about her life as a child star, her heartbreaking struggles in the music business, and the moment when she and her family lost it all.

ICE-T
Premiere: Sunday, August 13 at 10 p.m. ET
Known as one of the original gangster rappers, Ice T’s hardcore lyrics about life on the streets of South Central LA set the tone for the genre and made him an icon. Ice’s music would inspire a new generation of artists like Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, The Game and more. Songs like “6 In The Mornin” and “Colors” are classic portraits of gangs, girls and guns. But while many of his peers were simply about misogyny, Ice’s music had a layered moral message: Don’t repeat this behavior or you might end up in jail or a casket.  With a no-nonsense style and larger than life persona, Ice has lived nine lives: pimp, bank robber, DJ, army officer, con-man and even award-winning actor and producer. Now, one of the greatest rappers ever finally gets his props. Insights from family and friends are provided by Ice Cube, Busy Bee, Marcus Chapman, Ife Kiara and Perry Farrell.

Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland is Executive Producer. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming; Robyn Arrington Greene is Vice President, Original Programming and Production; and D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.

For more information on Unsung, visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and catch full the full episodes the day after premiere on www.tvone.tv/unsung. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) and the Unsung Facebook (@tvoneunsung) using the hashtag #UNSUNG.

About A. Smith & Co. Productions:
Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 4,000 hours of award-winning programming – with budgets totaling over one billion dollars across more than 47 broadcast and cable networks. Current productions include "Hell's Kitchen," “American Ninja Warrior,” “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge,” “Unsung," “Inside the Label,” “Team Ninja Warrior,” “Acting Out,” “The Dunk King” “The Game of Dating,” and “That Awkward Game Show.” Past hits include “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Wizard Wars,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Celebrity Duets,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “Skating with Celebrities,” and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.


ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, The Manns and The NAACP Image Awards.  In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY TO PREMIERE TIMELY SPECIAL “BLACK AND BLUE” ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24 AT 8/7C AGAINST BACKGROUND OF CONTROVERSIAL DECISIONS INVOLVING POLICE SHOOTINGS

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY TO PREMIERE TIMELY SPECIAL “BLACK AND BLUE” ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24 AT 8/7C AGAINST BACKGROUND OF CONTROVERSIAL DECISIONS INVOLVING POLICE SHOOTINGS

--Featuring Investigative Reporting by Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Tony Harris, BLACK AND BLUE Explores Growing Nationwide Tension Between the Police and the Communities They Serve--

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Summer 2016. Decades of tension between police and blacks explode into violence. After two black men are shot to death by police in St. Paul and Milwaukee, the videos of their deaths go viral, resulting in back-to-back revenge killings of police in Baton Rouge and Dallas that send the country into a spiral of grief and anger. On the heels of the controversial decisions coming out of St. Paul and Minnesota this week around the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Sylville Smith, Investigation Discovery (ID) presents the premiere of the one-hour special, BLACK AND BLUE, an urgent and timely exploration of the current state of police affairs and race relations. Produced exclusively for ID by NBC News’ Peacock Productions, and featuring investigative reporting from Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris, BLACK AND BLUE premieres this Saturday, June 24 at 8/7c. The special will be available on Investigation Discovery’s TV Everywhere app, ID GO, beginning Sunday, June 25.

As the tragic shootings by and against police continue to drive headlines, Harris travels the country to reveal how these ongoing incidents are impacting African American families in their homes and communities across the U.S. as protests erupt across the country. Citing an ever-growing list of police killings – Michael Brown, Freddie Grey, Walter Scott in addition to Castile and Smith – Black Lives Matter activists demand justice for oppressed black communities. Blue Lives Matter supporters demand respect for law enforcement who risk their lives protecting citizens. As verdicts are rolling in and the summer heat intensifies, so does this question: will the divide between the two groups widen? Or now that they both feel caught in the crosshairs, can that shared perception begin to bring about much needed healing?

An issue that is deeply personal to Harris, as a young man growing up in Baltimore, he recalls fearing the police because of how they treated people who looked like him. 

“I have real stakes in this discussion. I have two black children I'm launching into the world. One is a black male,” said Harris. “As aggressively as we rebuild a fallen bridge in Atlanta, we need to be just as aggressive about building a trust bridge between black and blue. Enough of the loss of life on both sides. We need this discussion.”

While even reasoned discourse can’t mend the wounds of those injured in the line of duty or salve the broken heart of a mother who has lost her son to police violence, it may help us to understand complex community issues and how to avoid future tragedies,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “Indeed, these may be among the most turbulent times in our country since the civil rights movement in the 1950s and ‘60s, and, accordingly, we believe that Tony Harris, who has been reporting on race relations for more than three decades, is well positioned to provide important context – both historical and personal – to this multi-faceted debate.”

In BLACK AND BLUE, Harris explores the “trust deficit” that exists between police and blacks and how it can be breached. Putting himself in the shoes of members of the black community, as well as in the shoes of police officers, Harris asks the hard questions: can police training and policy be reformed to be more humane, less aggressive, and more respectful of the history and challenges faced by blacks in America? Are the wounds inflicted on the black community by policing too great to close or is there hope for a just and peaceful way forward?  And, what can we learn from the videos splashing across social media about better policing and self-preservation?

BLACK AND BLUE premieres exclusively on ID this Saturday, June 24 at 8/7c. Additionally, the special will be available starting Sunday, June 25 on Investigation Discovery’s TV Everywhere app, ID GO, which is available via Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android.
BLACK AND BLUE is produced for Investigation Discovery by NBC News’ Peacock Productions Elizabeth Fischer and Knute Walker as Executive Producers and Sharon Scott as President and General Manager. For Investigation Discovery, Lorna Thomas is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel & Destination America.

About NBC News’ Peacock Productions
Peacock Productions, a division of NBC News, is a nonfiction production company that combines the editorial expertise, technical resources, and seasoned talent of NBCUniversal to create series, events, and live specials for global audiences. Peacock Productions reaches more than 300 million people worldwide every year across broadcast, cable, syndication, and emerging platforms with its award-winning specials and series. Sharon Scott is the President and General Manager. For more information, visit: http://www.peacockproductions.tv/

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these “real people, real stories,” the always revealing network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation’s fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryIDInvestigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.

TBS's People of Earth Returns Monday, July 24


TBS's People of Earth Returns Monday, July 24

TBS's hit comedy People of Earth will return for its second season on Monday, July 24 at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Executive-produced by Emmy® winners Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels, along with creator David Jenkins and showrunner Norm Hiscock, the series centers on a group of alien abductees – or "experiencers" – living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y. New cast member Nasim Pedrad joins returning cast Wyatt CenacAna GasteyerOscar NuñezMichael CassidyAlice WetterlundLuka JonesBrian HuskeyNancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo,&nbsp ;Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson and Ken Hall.

Watch the teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy2aVG1c0NsTwitter: https://twitter.com/poe_tbs?lang=enInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/peopleofearthtbs/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeopleOfEarthTBS/

OWN Ratings

OWN Is Tuesday Night's #1 Cable Network for Women with Season Premieres of "Queen Sugar" and "The Haves and the Have Nots"
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 20.
[via press release from OWN] OWN IS TUESDAY NIGHT'S #1 CABLE NETWORK FOR WOMEN WITH SEASON PREMIERES OF "QUEEN SUGAR" AND "THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS"
"Queen Sugar" and "The Haves and the Have Nots" are Tuesday Night's Top 2 Cable Telecasts for Women

Season Two Premiere of "Queen Sugar" Is Highest-Rated Episode in Series History Across Key Demos

LOS ANGELES - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network scored the #1 spot among cable networks on Tuesday night (6/20/17) for women with the season premieres of hit series "Queen Sugar," from Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots." The premiere episodes were Tuesday night's Top 2 cable telecasts for women.
The season two premiere of OWN's critically-acclaimed drama "Queen Sugar" (10 p.m.) aired its highest-rated episode in series history across key women and adult demos, with a 2.09 rating for W25-54 and 2.3 million total viewers. The premiere episode was Tuesday night's #2 cable telecast for women and was #1 in the time period across all cable for women.

The season premiere of OWN's hit drama series, "The Haves and the Have Nots" from Tyler Perry (9 p.m.), earned a 2.17 rating for W25-54, up 13% vs. the prior season average (1.92), and 2.7 million total viewers. The episode was Tuesday night's #1 cable telecast for women.

Additionally, the premieres of "Queen Sugar" and "The Haves and the Have Nots" were the #1 and #2 most social cable series episodes, respectively, on Tuesday.

"Queen Sugar's" two-night premiere continues tonight, Wednesday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

Source: The Nielsen Company; Live+SD; Nielsen Social Content Ratings data, ranked on total interactions.

About "Queen Sugar"
OWN's acclaimed original drama series "Queen Sugar," from Academy Award-nominated creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay ("Selma," "A Wrinkle in Time"), takes viewers inside the contemporary drama as the Bordelon siblings struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, "Unforgettable") relocates to Saint Josephine, Louisiana to help run the family business. As the only black female sugarcane mill owner, she must fight to regain her independence while rebuilding her relationships with her estranged siblings. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, "Girls Trip") struggles to transform from a formerly incarcerated single father to a land owner in the eyes of his family as he works to restore his relationship with his son's mother. Nova (Rutina Wesley, "True Blood") finds herself torn between her activism and her desire to be loved. Together, they must learn to rely on one another as they navigate their tenuous bonds as family. The expansive cast also includes Tina Lifford ("Parenthood") as the siblings' free-spirited Aunt Violet; Omar J. Dorsey ("Ray Donovan," "Selma") as Violet's much younger boyfriend Hollywood Desonier; Dondré T. Whitfield ("Mistresses") as trusted Bordelon family friend Remy Newell; Timon Kyle Durrett ("Single Ladies") as Charley's estranged husband and pro basketball player Davis West; Nicholas L. Ashe ("The Lion King" - National Tour) as Charley and Davis' teenage son, Micah; Ethan Hutchison ("The Path") as Ralph Angel's son, Blue; and Bianca Lawson ("Rogue") as Darla, Blue's mother who battles drug addiction. Additionally, guest star Henry G. Sanders ("Rocky Balboa") recurs as Prosper Denton, a farmer and longtime friend of the late Bordelon family patriarch, Ernest. "Queen Sugar" is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The executive producers are Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey and Monica Macer. The series is inspired by the book by Natalie Baszile. The debut season won an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series, Television Show of the Year from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), and was a People's Choice Awards nominee for Favorite Cable Drama.

About "The Haves and the Have Nots"
The one-hour drama, "The Haves and the Have Nots," follows the tangled lives of the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. This season, "The Haves and the Have Nots" continues to heat up as Hanna (Crystal. R Fox), the moral conscience, is tested like never before. Hanna and her son, Benny, (Tyler Lepley) are stripped of everything they have once Candace's (Tika Sumpter) latest hustle fails miserably. "The Haves and the Have Nots" is created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in original scripted and unscripted programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own. 

OWN Drama Series Deliver Strong Ratings with Season Finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" and Season Two Premiere of "Greenleaf"
OWN further spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

[via press release from OWN]
   
OWN DRAMA SERIES DELIVER STRONG RATINGS WITH SEASON FINALE OF "THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS" AND SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF "GREENLEAF"
Tyler Perry's "The Haves and The Have Nots" Season Finale Scores 3.2 Million Viewers Making it Tuesday Night's #1 Scripted Cable Telecast for Women 25-54, African-American Women and Total Viewers 

"Greenleaf" From Lionsgate TV Delivers 2.6 Million Viewers Making it Wednesday Night's #1 Cable Telecast for Women 25-54 and African-American Women and the #2 Scripted Cable Telecast in Total Viewers

LOS ANGELES - OWN's popular drama series delivered strong ratings last week with the season finale of Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots" and the season two premiere of the Lionsgate TV megachurch drama "Greenleaf."

"The Haves and the Have Nots" (3/14/17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) season finale scored 3.2 million viewers and a 2.58 women 25-54 rating in the network's key demo (L+3). The series ranked as Tuesday night's #1 scripted cable telecast in total viewers, W25-54 and African-American women (15.61 rating).

The "Greenleaf" (3/15/17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) season two premiere delivered 2.6 million viewers and a 2.45 rating in the network's key women 25-54 demo (L+3). The series ranked as Wednesday night's #1 cable telecast in W25-54 and African-American women (13.04 rating). In addition, the series ranked as the #2 scripted series cable telecast on Wednesday night in total viewers.
2017 to-date, OWN has 2 of the top 5 original scripted series on ad-supported cable in women 25-54 with "The Haves and the Have Nots" (#2) and "Greenleaf" (#3) and 2 of the top 10 in total viewers -- "The Haves and the Have Nots" (#4) and "Greenleaf" (#10).
Ratings Source: The Nielsen Company

About "The Haves and the Have Nots" (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
The one-hour drama from prolific producer Tyler Perry follows the tangled lives of the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. The series stars Tika Sumpter, John Schneider and Renee Lawless. "The Haves and the Have Nots" is created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and is produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios.
About "Greenleaf" (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT)

From award-winning writer/executive producer Craig Wright ("Lost," "Six Feet Under"), executive producers Clement Virgo ("The Book of Negroes") and Oprah Winfrey ("Selma") and produced by Lionsgate TV, "Greenleaf" takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The series stars Merle Dandridge, Keith David and Lynn Whitfield.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.