'Louie,' 'Liars' and many more included
A&EThe Glades Cast: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gomez Logline: A brilliant yet difficult homicide detective from Chicago is forced to relocate to the sleepy town of Palm Glade, Fla., where the sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum, but there is plenty going on behind the sunny facade. Premiere: July 13 ABC FAMILY Pretty Little Liars Cast: Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell Logline: Based on Alloy Entertainment’s popular young adult book series, “Liars” follows four estranged best friends who are reunited one year after their best friend and queen bee of the group goes missing — only to discover they’re receiving messages from someone who knows all their secrets. Premiere: June 8 AMC Rubicon Cast: James Badge Dale, Miranda Richardson Logline: A conspiracy thriller set in a Gotham-based government intelligence agency. The series focuses on a beleaguered analyst who, faced with a shocking tragedy, begins to uncover clues that point to a complex and sinister conspiracy. Premiere: Aug. 1 ANIMAL PLANET Last Chance Highway Hosts: Shelly Bookwalter, Kyle Peterson, Lucas Hoge Logline: Each week stray and abandoned dogs are rescued, rehabilitated, then trucked thousands of miles to new homes in the Northeast, and most people don’t even know its happening. “Highway” focuses on the monumental mission of a dedicated handful of dog rescuers. Premiere: June 19 BLACKBELT TV Three Rounds With… Cast: Sara Jean Underwood, Tito Ortiz, Jackie Chan Logline: Talkshow with the top names in martial arts. Premiere: Aug. 15 BRAVO Work of Art: The Next Great Artist Cast: China Chow, Simon de Pury Logline: Fourteen of the art world’s most talented, up-and-coming artists in New York compete for a solo show at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000. Premiere: June 9 CMT World’s Strictest Parents Logline: Two unruly teens from different families are forced to adapt to the rules and regulations of very strict host parents. Premiere: May 15 COMEDY CENTRAL Big Lake Cast: Chris Gethard, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz Logline: A young man returns to his failing hometown and, with the aid of his ex-convict best friend and his burned-out, former high-school teacher, hopes to save the place through a myriad of well-intentioned, though mostly unsuccessful, schemes. Premiere: August DISCOVERY Atlas 4D Logline: Series travels across time to tell the science and history of each locale, uncovering extraordinary and surprising connections between the landscape, natural history and indigenous peoples. Premiere: June DISNEY CHANNEL Fish Hooks Cast: Kyle Massey, Chelsea Staub, Justin Roiland Logline: Animated series, set inside a giant fish tank in the center of a pet store, brings an ingenious twist to high school life as seen through the eyes of three teen fish: Milo, Bea and Oscar. Premiere: Fall DISNEY XD Pair of Kings Cast: Mitchel Musso, Doc Shaw Logline: Two fraternal twins are living a typical teenage life in Chicago until they discover they’re the successors to the throne of the tropical island of Kinkow. Premiere: Fall E! Holly’s World Cast: Holly Madison Logline: Former “Girl Next Door” Holly Madison adjusts to her new life in Las Vegas. Premiere: June 13 ESPN Birth of Big Air Cast: Mat Hoffman, Tony Hawk, Evel Knievel Logline: As part of the sports cabler’s “30 for 30″ documentary series, this episode examines the career of BMX rider Mat Hoffman. Premiere: Summer FOOD NETWORK The Next Food Network Star Cast: Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis Logline: Cabler’s No. 1 series starts up its sixth season. Shot in Los Angeles on a new studio set, “Star” follows 12 hopefuls competing for the ultimate dream job: his or her own Food Network show. Premiere: June 6 FOX BUSINESS NETWORK The Willis Report Cast: Gerri Willis Logline: Finance expert Willis breaks down the week’s news stories that affect consumers’ wallets while showing viewers how to take control of their own finances. Premiere: May FOX SOCCER CHANNEL Ticket to South Africa Cast: Andy Gray, Christopher Sullivan, Warren Barton Logline: Live one-hour studio show will present a recap all of the World Cup action. Premiere: June 10 FUEL TV Maloof Money Cup Skateboard Contest Live Cast: Geoff Rowley, Eric Koston, Greg Lutzka Logline: The best skateboarders in the world battle it out on the brand new street plaza. Premiere: June 5 FX Louie Cast: Louis CK Logline: Half-hour laffer starring comedian Louie CK; stories are based on his life, intercut with his stand-up routine. Premiere: June G4 It’s Effin’ Science Logline: Series explores the offbeat side of the sciences with an eye toward doing, building or creating the kind of stuff that guys always wanted, wish they’d invented or didn’t know they needed. Premiere: June 15 GSN Late Night Liars Cast: Larry Miller Description: Two hapless humans face a puppet panel who live to lie, and love to trick contestants out of their chance to win cash and prizes. Premieres: June 10 HALLMARK CHANNEL You Lucky Dog Cast: Natasha Henstridge, Harry Hamlin Logline: Telepic about a New York City fashion designer who returns home to her family’s struggling farm and finds new purpose training a herding dog. Premiere: June 26 HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL After the Fall Cast: Andrea Bowen, Greg Evigan, Rick Malambri Logline: Telepic stars Bowen as a driven equestrian who suffers a near fatal injury in a competition and discovers life’s biggest hurdles aren’t always on the horse track. Premiere: October HBO Boardwalk Empire Cast: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon Logline: Set at the dawn of Prohibition in 1920, Buscemi stars as Nucky Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City — part politician and gangster, and equally comfortable in either role. Premiere: September HISTORY Top Shot Cast: 16 contestants Logline: The first competition series to tap into sharpshooting, one contestant will emerge with a $100,000 prize package. Premiere: June 6 IFC The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Cast: David Cross, Will Arnett Logline: An American pathological liar (Cross) bluffs his way into a senior marketing job in the London office for Thunder Muscle, an “awesome new energy drink.” Premiere: October INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? Logline: Examines stories of married couples where one spouse has hidden a shocking secret. Premiere: Sept. 1 LIFETIME The Client List Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cybill Shepherd Logline: Film about a former homecoming queen who inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a prostitution ring after she unknowingly accepts a position at a massage parlor. Premiere: July 17 LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK Seven Deadly Sins Cast: Eric Close, Dreama Walker Logline: A four-hour miniseries based on the popular novels “Lust,” “Greed,” “Envy,” “Wrath,” “Gluttony,” “Sloth” and “Pride” by Robin Wasserman. Premiere: May 23 MTV The Hard Times of RJ Berger Cast: Paul Iacono, Jareb Dauplaise, Kara Taitz. Logline: A coming-of-age comedy about a wildly unpopular high school sophomore and his scheming, sex-obsessed best friend. Premiere: June 6 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL Expedition Great White Cast: Paul Walker, Chris Fischer, Dr. Michael Domeier Logline: Series follows a team of world-class anglers and a renowned shark scientist on the hunt for a great white. Premiere: Summer NFL NETWORK Top 100 NFL Players Cast: Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Bill Parcells and 97 others. Logline: Ten-episode series as determined by a blue-ribbon panel comprised of more than 100 NFL experts, historians and all-time great players and coaches. Premiere: Late August/early September NICKELODEON Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Cast: Mick Wingert, Kari Wahlgren, Amir Talai Logline: Tells the continuing adventures of Po the Panda as he trains, protects, fights, teaches, stumbles, talks too much and geeks out as the newest hero in the valley of Peace. Premiere: Fall OXYGEN Jersey Couture Cast: Kim Scali Gambale, Christina Scali, Diane Scali Logline: Docuseries tells the story of the Scalis, a no-nonsense New Jersey family that runs one of the Garden State’s most glamorous destinations for extravagant formal wear. Premiere: June 1 PLANET GREEN The Fabulous Beekman Boys Cast: Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Dr. Brent Ridge Logline: An irreverent peek into the world of Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, a fish-out-of-water couple who are reviving a farm in upstate N.Y. in order to create a new organic lifestyle brand. Premiere: June 16 SHOWTIME The Big C Cast: Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, Gabourey Sidibe Logline: Linney stars as a wife, mother and teacher who upends her life after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. Premiere: Aug. 16 SPIKE Scrappers Cast: Frankie Noots, Sal the Barber, Joe Posa Logline: The real-life adventures of three teams of misfits who scour the streets of Brooklyn for scrap metal to keep their competing businesses going. Premiere: July 27 STARZ The Pillars of the Earth Cast: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne Logline: Eight-hour miniseries set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles that tear lives and families apart. Premiere: July 23 STYLE Too Fat for 15 Cast: Selected teenagers Logline: Docuseries follows severely overweight teenagers as they embark on what will be one of the hardest journeys of their lives at the country’s leading weight-loss camp for overweight teens. Premiere: September SUNDANCE CHANNEL Carlos Cast: Edgar Ramirez Logline: A portrait of international terrorist Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a wave of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s and ’80s. Premiere: October SYFY Haven Cast: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour Logline: Based on the Stephen King’s novella “The Colorado Kid,” series follows an FBI agent looking to solve the murder of a local ex-con, soon learning that the town is a longtime refuge for people afflicted with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities. Premiere: July 9 TBS Neighbors From Hell Cast: Molly Shannon, Will Sasso, Patton Oswalt Logline: Animated comedy follows the misadventures of the Hellmans, a family of devils sent to the surface of the Earth to pose as suburbanites while they try to destroy a giant drill threatening their underworld home. Premiere: June 7 TLC Inedible to Incredible Cast: John Besh Logline: Everyday people who are a menace in the kitchen are nominated by friends and family to have chef John Besh rework their recipes and win back the palates of their loved ones. Premiere: June 14 TNT Memphis Beat Cast: Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard Logline: Drama about a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a boss determined to keep him on a short leash. Premiere: June 22 TRU TV Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura (2nd season) Cast: Jesse Ventura Logline: Ventura and his team of investigators cross the nation to tackle modern-day conspiracy theories. Premiere: Fall TV GUIDE NETWORK Curb: The Discussion Cast: Larry David, Susie Essman Logline: A panel of guest stars, media pundits and prominent social figures inject their wit, humor and unique point of view as they debate a specific moral issue or ethical situation as sparked by David in each episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Premiere: June 2 TV LAND Hot in Cleveland Cast: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Betty White Logline: L.A. women bound for Paris make an emergency landing in Cleveland, and soon rediscover themselves in their new home. Premiere: June 16 USA NETWORK Covert Affairs Cast: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy Logline: A CIA trainee with exceptional linguistic skills is abruptly thrust into the agency’s inner sanctum — but there may be something or someone from her past that her CIA bosses are after. Premiere: July 13 VH1 Dad Camp Cast: Dr. Jeff Gardere Logline: Series attempts to transform six irresponsible soon-to-be dads into respectable fathers, with the help of resident psychologist Gardere. Premiere: May 31 WE Downsized Cast: Nine-member Bruce family Logline: The recession hit, and the once-affluent Bruce family found themselves foreclosing on their homes. Series follows the family as they’re forced to make radical lifestyle changes. Premiere: October-December Related: Cable’s acquisition equation
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