Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jerry Seinfeld's Cyber Series: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season 2

[Press Release] Jerry Seinfeld's “COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE” – SEASON 2

Back for a second season, the uproarious comedy series created, written and produced by Jerry Seinfeld, will include guests David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Don Rickles, and more. Crackle was one of the last platforms to give its pitch to advertisers at Digital Content Newfronts. 

Eric Berger, who serves as GM for the Sony Pictures Entertainment property, announced a few new original programs, the renewal of a few more, the arrival of Crackle’s first feature-length film, and the upcoming release of the first direct-to-Internet sequel for a wide release film. 

Crackle’s most notable original, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, featured prominently in the presentation, with Seinfeld recording an introductory video and Berger revealing the show’s second season trailer, which will feature Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, and several others.

The original ten-episodes of the web series, released between July and September, 2012, featured Seinfeld's conversations with comedy greats including Ricky Gervais, Michael Richards, Alec Baldwin and Larry David. The series garnered rave reviews and delivered more than 10 million streams.

"This series was basically a silly, fun experiment in making a talk show where the host only talks to people when he wants to. And only while engaging in a meaningless activity. I don't know if the idea was created by all the newly available technology to do it or vice versa. It certainly wouldn't have been possible just a couple of years earlier," said Seinfeld. "But I loved the freedom of form and just shooting it direct to the audience. My old friends at Sony took care of every possible issue and just made it all a pleasure. The response was great without us doing any ads or promotion and so we're going to keep going. I like this new world."

"We are thrilled to continue working with Jerry on more episodes of Comedians in Cars," said Eric Berger, executive vice president of digital networks for Sony Pictures Television and general manager of Crackle. "It's a privilege to bring this terrific show to our audiences across all of our distribution platforms, and to be able to offer advertisers the unique opportunity to position their brands amidst his creative genius."

"…impressively complex and artful," says the New York Times about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

"Is "Comedians" a gamechanger?" asks Variety. "At first blush, it would seem so."
"Leave it to the guys who mastered 'the show about nothing' to bring that sensibility to digital platforms."

Jerry Seinfeld is the executive producer of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is produced by Embassy Row. Seinfeld, the comedy series co-created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David was named the Greatest Sitcom Of All Time last month by a Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll.

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Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet, mobile and over-the-top devices, offering audiences high-quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror and music. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Crackle is available in the US, Canada, UK, AU, Latin America and Brazil. Visit Crackle's site at or find Crackle on Facebook at

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Perception, Starring Eric McCormack, Season 2 Premieres Tuesday June 25 10PM ET/9PM Central on TNT

[TNT Press Release]
America's Favorite Quirky Crime-Solver Returns Tuesday, June 25 In an All-New Season of Perception, Starring Eric McCormack

Class is back in session, and crime is on the as TNT's hit drama Perception returns for its second mind-bending season. Starring Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Who Is Clark Rockefeller?), Perception ranked as cable's second-highest rated new drama of 2012, coming in just behind TNT's Major Crimes. The second season is slated to launch Tuesday, June 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), following the season premiere of TNT's hit series Rizzoli & Isles.

In Perception, McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, a unique and eccentric neuroscience professor whose paranoid schizophrenia helps him solve crimes for the FBI. Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That) co-stars as FBI agent and former student Kate Moretti, who recruits Pierce to help her with her toughest cases. Unlike her colleagues, Kate is willing to look past Daniel's peculiarities.

As the second season of Perception opens, Pierce's personal life is even more complicated than usual. He finds it difficult to walk away from his imaginary friendship with Natalie Vincent, but he must do so in order to embark on a romance with his doctor, Caroline Newsome – both played by Kelly Rowan (The O.C.). 

Award-winning actor LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation) returns in season two as Pierce's best friend, Paul Haley, who serves as dean at the university. Perception also stars Arjay Smith (The Day After Tomorrow) as Max Lewicki, Pierce's teaching assistant whose primary job is to keep Pierce in line and on task.

In season two, Scott Wolf (Party of Five, V, Everwood) guest-stars as Donnie, Kate's soon-to-be ex-husband – and colleague. A charismatic, fast-rising Assistant U.S. Attorney who recently transferred back to Chicago, Donnie seems less concerned with doing what's right than with doing what's right for Donnie. While he claims his transfer back to Chicago was completely random, it's clear he has a hidden agenda involving Kate.

Perception averaged 6.2 million viewers in its first season, ranking as cable's #2 new series of 2012. It also placed among basic cable's Top 10 new or returning original series.

Perception, which comes to TNT from ABC Studios, was created by executive producer Ken Biller (Star Trek: Voyager, Smallville) and co-executive producer Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Enterprise), with McCormack serving as producer. Sean Whitesell and Amanda Green serve as co-executive producers.


Four-time Emmy® nominee CCH Pounder (The Shield) and Kevin Weisman (Alias) are set to be a guest-star this summer on TNT‘s hit drama series Perception. The series, which stars Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Eric McCormack, returns for its second season in June.

In Perception, Pounder will play, Dr. Sabina Callen the therapist assigned to work with Moretti after she is involved in a shooting. Callen is called in as standard procedure and helps Moretti come to some deep conclusions despite Moretti’s objection to needing therapy.

Pounder has earned Emmy nominations for her work in The Shield, ER, The X-Files and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Her feature film credits include blockbusters like Avatar and Face/Off, as well as the indie sleeper hit Bagdad Cafe.

Kevin Weisman will play Todd Erlich in Perception. The character is an AUSA official from the New York office sent to handle the investigation into a shooting that involved Moretti. However, due to political parties involved in the case, Moretti’s ex-husband and new boss Donnie (guest star Scott Wolf) worries that she might not be given a fair examination.

In addition to Alias, Weisman has appeared in such series as Fringe, Awake, The Glades and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On the big screen, he has had roles in Gone in 60 Seconds and Flipped. Weisman is represented by APA.


Ray Wise is set to be a guest-star this season on TNT’s Perception, starring Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Eric McCormack. Wise is best known for his performances in hit drama series Twin Peaks and The CW’s Reaper, as well as the science-fiction action film Robocop. He also has a starring role in “Wishes,” the new music video by pop duo Beach House.

In Perception, Wise will play Martin Sullivan, the CEO of Brooksville Chemical who finds himself at the center of an investigation when his business stands accused of being behind a chemical poisoning that sent a small town reeling.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Under The Dome CBS' 13 Episode Summer Series Based On Stephen King's Bestselling Novel Premieres Monday 6~24~2013 10PM ET/PT

[CBS Press Release]


Series is based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.

“Pilot” – When the residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves trapped under a massive transparent dome with no way out, they struggle to survive as resources rapidly dwindle and panic quickly escalates, on the series premiere of UNDER THE DOME, Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) directed the premiere episode. UNDER THE DOME, a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Honoring Michael Strahan and Scott Rechler Monday June 24, 2013

[Press Release: Long Island Children's Museum]

Michael Strahan and Scott Rechler Honored at June 24 Fundraiser

Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic Benefits Long Island Children's Museum and North Shore-LIJ's Brain Aneurysm Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute

Celebrities from the world of sports, entertainment and the media will be hitting the links to benefit the Long Island Children’s Museum at the 2nd Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, June 24. Hosted by Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado, Founder & President of Coastal Advisors LLC Insurance Consultants, the golf event at Oheka Castle will honor Michael Strahan, co-host ”Live with Kelly & Michael” and “Fox NFL Sunday and Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO, RXR Realty.

“In my professional life, I focus my efforts on making sure that athletes, entertainers and corporate executives are protected; allowing them to excel at what they do best, without worries about their future,” explains Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado. “I approach my philanthropic efforts the same way—reaching out to make sure that the best organizations in our community are protected, by having the resources they need to help the most vulnerable in our community thrive.” His celebrity-laden client roster is following his lead through participation at the Golf Classic and the evening’s cocktail party/auction.

“Rich Salgado has been a good friend to the Children’s Museum for several years,” notes LICM President Suzanne LeBlanc. “He decided he wanted to expand his support of LICM this year, in recognition of our receipt of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service for our innovative and far-reaching community programs. By naming LICM as a Golf Classic beneficiary, he is ensuring that our efforts to improve the lives of children will flourish,” LeBlanc adds.

The 2nd Annual Big Daddy Golf Classic brings together the worlds of entertainment and business to support Long Island Children’s Museum, starting with its honorees, New York Giants legend and TV host Michael Strahan and real estate executive and LICM Board co-chair Scott Rechler. The pair are longtime friends of Salgado and share his philanthropic commitment.

Among the celebrities participating in the June 24 fundraiser are Justin Tuck, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams, MarShon Brooks, Ronnie Lott, Gary Sheffield, Matt Ryan and Robert Davi. (See for a complete list of participants.

An evening cocktail party and auction (6:30-10 p.m.) will cap off the fundraiser. “Cupcakes at the Castle” will include the elements visitors experience on a daily basis at the Children’s Museum - hands-on activities, fun and games, and live entertainment … only limited to adults for the night. 

Guests will also have the chance to bid on auction items – from travel packages to entertainment and sports experiences. Monies raised at the Golf Classic and evening cocktail party support the Museum’s exhibits, visitor programs and performances, as well as LICM’s extensive community access programs.

Sponsorships and tickets for the Golf Classic /Cupcakes at the Castle are available at

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW Shooting On NYC's Upper West Side Premieres Fall 2013 on NBC

[NBC Press Release] 
Still got it...Michael J. Fox returns to NBC in a new comedy from writer and executive producer Sam Laybourne ("Cougar Town") and executive producer Will Gluck ("Easy A"). Half-hour comedy (single-camera).

Look who’s making the news again. One of New York’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, “Spin City,” “Family Ties”), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work.

Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, “The Wire,” “Treme”) jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. Now the plan is in motion and Mike will be back to juggling home, family, and career — just like the old days, but only better.

Writer Sam Laybourne (“Cougar Town”), director Will Gluck (“Easy A,” “Friends with Benefits”) and Fox serve as executive producers. “The Michael J. Fox Show” is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dexter Season 8 Premieres on Showtime Sunday June 30, 2013 9PM

[via press release from Showtime]
SHOWTIME(R) 2013 ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERE SLATE [01/12/13 - 01:47 PM] Highlights include the early return of "Dexter" on Sunday, June 30 JUNE: The eighth season of the network's award-winning drama, DEXTER will be moved up to a summer premiere, and will be the springboard for the highly anticipated series premiere of RAY DONOVAN on Sunday June 30th. DEXTER will premiere at 9 pm

DEXTER (SHOWTIME)Returns Sunday, June 30 BROADCAST HISTORY: 10/1/06 - ??? STATUS: returning this summer (yet to premiere) TIME SLOT:Sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST CURRENT SEASON: 8 (12 episodes)

· Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan · Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan · James Remar as Harry Morgan · David Zayas as Angel Batista · Lauren Velez as Maria La Guerta · Desmond Harrington as Joey Quinn · C.S. Lee as Vince Masuka

Dexter Season 8 Premieres June 30, 2013

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

HBO True Blood Kicks Off Its Ten-Episode Sixth Season Sunday June 16, 2013 9PM ET

HBO Press Release:


The Authority is in flames. TruBlood is in short supply. As Bill comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging reincarnated from a pool of blood, humans are in open conflict with vampires like never before. Meanwhile, Sookie and Jason must steel themselves for an encounter with their parents' killer: the mysterious and ancient Warlow.

The hit series TRUE BLOOD kicks off its ten-episode sixth season SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other new episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the show takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source.

The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy(R)-winning HBO series "Six Feet Under") created the show, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.

Other returning cast members on TRUE BLOOD include: Ryan Kwanten as Sookie's trouble-prone brother, Jason Stackhouse; Rutina Wesley as Pam's newly-turned progeny, Tara Thornton; Sam Trammell as Sookie's shape-shifting boss, Sam Merlotte; Nelsan Ellis as Tara's clairvoyant sharp-tongued cousin, Lafayette Reynolds;

Carrie Preston as Arlene Bellefleur, a Merlotte's waitress; Todd Lowe as Terry Bellefleur; Chris Bauer as Terry's cousin, sheriff Andy Bellefleur; Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Bill's vampire progeny; Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Eric's vampire progeny and business partner; Lauren Bowles as Holly, a Merlotte's waitress; Joe Manganiello as werewolf Alcide

Michael McMillian as vampire Steve Newlin; Lucy Griffiths as Nora, a former chancellor of the Vampire Authority; Kelly Overton as werewolf Rikki; and Anna Camp as anti-vampire crusader Sarah Newlin.

New cast members for season six include: Arliss Howard as La. Governor Truman Burrell; Rob Kazinsky as Ben, a stranger with faerie ties; Rutger Hauer as Niall, a faerie grandfather; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Nicole, a pro-vampire activist; and Amelia Rose-Blaire as Truman Burrell's daughter, Willa.

June's episodes: Episode #61: "Who Are You, Really?"

Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: June 16 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (10:00 p.m.) and 20 (12:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: June 17 (10:00 p.m.), 21 (11:00 p.m.) and 23 (6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), and July 5 (9:00 p.m.)

In the wake of Bill's (Stephen Moyer) blood-soaked reincarnation, Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Jason (Ryan Kwanten), Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), Tara (Rutina Wesley), 
Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Nora (Lucy Griffiths) flee the Authority compound as Sam (Sam Trammell), Luna (Janina Gavankar) and Emma (Chloe Noelle) dodge swarming guards.

Now packmaster, Alcide (Joe Manganiello) discovers that the job comes with unsavory side dishes, but other major perks. In Bon Temps, Andy (Chris Bauer) deals with parenting four newborn human-faerie hybrids. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard) vows open season on vampires. Jessica returns to Compton Place as Jason hitches a ride with an eerie stranger.

Written by Raelle Tucker; directed by Stephen Moyer.

Episode #62: "The Sun"

Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: June 23 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:45 p.m.), 25 (11:00 p.m.) 26 (10:00 p.m.) and 27 (12:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: June 24 (10:00 p.m.), 28 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (2:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), and July 5 (10:00 p.m.)

A long-lost relative reveals himself to Jason and Sookie. After Tara is victimized by a new government weapon, Eric takes matters into his own hands in an effort to thwart Burrell's anti-vampire initiatives. On the road to work, Sookie is drawn to a handsome stranger who shares her faerie abilities. Sam is unnerved by supernatural-rights zealot Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and is confronted by Alcide and Martha (Dale Dickey) about Emma's future. Bill contemplates the scope of his heightened powers.

Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Dan Attias.

Episode #63: "You're No Good"

Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: June 30 (11:00 p.m.) and July 1 (11:00 p.m.), 2 (11:00 p.m.), 3 (10:00 p.m.) and 4 (12:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 1 (9:30 p.m.), 5 (11:00 p.m.) and 7 (2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.)

Irate over Burrell's blatant aggression towards vampires, Eric takes matters into his own hands. After dangerously testing the limits of his powers, Bill enlists a TruBlood innovator to synthesize a new type of blood - but has difficulty finding the right donor. Sookie begins to learn why Warlow is after her. 

Sam receives unexpected help from Nicole and her Vampire Unity Society (V.U.S.) associates. Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) finds his past ideals turning into a current nightmare.

Written by Mark Hudis; directed by Howard Deutch.

"True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season" was released on DVD and Blu-ray May 21.

For more on the series, visit and #trueblood

TRUE BLOOD was created by Alan Ball; based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris; executive producers, Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Gregg Fienberg, Mark Hudis,Alexander Woo and Raelle Tucker; co-executive producers, Angela Robinson and Rob DesHotel; supervising producer, Robin Veith; co-producer, Christina Jokanovich.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Devious Maids Bi-Lingual Sneak Peek of Lifetime's New Drama Sunday June 9, 2013 Series Cable Debut Sunday June 23, 2013 10PM

Lifetime Press Release:
Lifetime(R) to Preview All-New Drama "Devious Maids" in English and Spanish Across Multiple Platforms in Advance of June 23 Premiere The debut installment will be available on and the Lifetime video watch app, as well as A+E Networks' distribution partners' VOD services, sites and apps, beginning June 9.


Network to Make Pilot of Series from Creator Marc Cherry and Executive Producer Eva Longoria Available on, Lifetime's Video Watch App and Distribution Partners' VOD Services, Sites and Apps, starting June 9

Pre-Linear Availability Marks First Time a Network has Offered a Sneak Peek of a New Program in Both Languages

NEW YORK, NY (June 4, 2013) - To support the June 23 premiere of its new drama Devious Maids, executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Lifetime(R) will make the pilot of the eagerly-anticipated series available in English and Spanish across multiple platforms, including and the Lifetime video watch app, as well as A+E Networks' distribution partners' VOD services, sites and apps, beginning June 9. 

The multi-platform initiative marks the first time a network has offered a pre-linear sneak peek of a new program in both languages.

Post premiere, the network will make each episode of Devious Maids available in both English and Spanish across these platforms the day after its Sunday 10:00pm ET/PT airing. 

For its linear telecast, Devious Maids will be available in Spanish to standard definition viewers via the second audio program service. Regarding the announcement, Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, General Manager, of Lifetime, noted, "We are thrilled to work with our distribution partners on making Devious Maids available in both English and Spanish to maximize the show's crossover appeal among the broadest range of their customers.

For its linear telecast, Devious Maids will be available in Spanish to standard definition viewers via the second audio program service. Regarding the announcement, Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, General Manager, of Lifetime, noted, "We are thrilled to work with our distribution partners on making Devious Maids available in both English and Spanish to maximize the show's crossover appeal among the broadest range of their customers."

Devious Maids' all-star cast, Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramírez (Entourage), Roselyn Sánchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin' Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs), portray five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. In the series, murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills' wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tony enclave where the staff is as clever, witty, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers. Whoever holds the dirt holds the power, and before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and deep dark secrets exposed as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder of a beloved housemaid.

Devious Maids' centers on a close-knit group of maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic "upstairs-downstairs" universe that engulfs their employers. Rosie (Ramírez), a widow who left her son back in Mexico when her husband died, works as the maid and nanny for a pair of self-absorbed and successful actors, Peri and Spence Westmore (Mariana Klaveno, True Blood, and Grant Show, Swing Town). Aspiring singer Carmen (Sánchez), hopes that her pop star employer Alejandro (Matt Cedeño, Days of Our Lives) can help jump-start her career, but Odessa (Melinda Page Hamilton, Mad Men), his very loyal housekeeper and her boss, will stop at nothing to stand in her way. Zoila (Reyes) is the senior maid for Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci, (All My Children), a co-dependent, emotionally unstable wealthy woman. She works alongside her teen daughter Valentina (Ganem), who has a crush on Genevieve's handsome son, Remi (Drew Van Acker, Pretty Little Liars). Wolé Parks (Gossip Girl) as Sam Alexander is a trusted aide to Alejandro Rubio, and a jack-of-all trades. On any given day, he finds himself playing the role of butler, driver, handy-man, and confidante. Sam makes it no secret that he has a crush on Carmen, which ultimately leaves him vulnerable to her charms.

In the series premiere, the women turn to one another for support when their friend and fellow maid Flora (Paula Garcés, CSI Miami) is brutally murdered at the home of her employers, Evelyn and Adrian Powell (Rebecca Wisocky, American Horror Story, and Tom Irwin, Grey's Anatomy), at one of the largest society events of the year. Meanwhile, newcomer Marisol (Ortiz) is hired to clean the home of Taylor and Michael Stappord (Brianna Brown, Homeland, and Brett Cullen, Damages), a newlywed couple with a complicated love history. But Marisol has ulterior motives and when someone she loves becomes wrapped up in Flora's murder, she goes undercover to learn the truth.

Inspired by the hit telenovela, Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar (They Are The Joy Of Home), Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios. The series was created by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Paul McGuigan (Scandal), Larry Shuman (Kissing Miranda), David Lonner, John Mass and Televisa USA's Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.


ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast and emerging digital platforms. The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including "Scandal," "Once Upon A Time," "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "Lost," "Castle" and "Revenge"; as well as "Army Wives" for Lifetime and "Criminal Minds" for CBS. These hit series have supplied the company's distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines. ABC Studios will continue to produce memorable television programming for the 2013-14 television season, including eight new series for ABC and the summer series "Mistresses"; along with "Perception" on TNT, "Cougar Town" on TBS, new drama "Devious Maids," premiering June 23 on Lifetime, and "Intelligence," premiering on CBS next season.


Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. In 2012, as a result of its aggressive triple threat programming strategy doubling its amount of original programming spanning scripted dramas, reality series and movies, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

Falling Skies 2 Part 2 Hour Season 3 Premiere Sunday June 9, 2013 9PM ET/PT

TNT Press Release:
Season Premiere Part 1: “On Thin Ice” – Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LSV

Season three of Falling Skies opens seven months after the 2nd Mass arrived in Charleston. In the interim, Tom has been elected to political office, but he has his hands full as the resistance continues to battle the alien invaders. 

Tom’s decision to have the rebel skitters fight alongside humans creates tension and raises suspicions that someone may be feeding secrets to the enemy. Meanwhile, Hal struggles with nightmares that seem so real, he has difficulty knowing if he’s awake or dreaming. And Tom and Anne prepare to welcome their baby. Terry O’Quinn and Gloria Reuben guest star.

Season Premiere Part 2: “Collateral Damage” – Sunday, June 9, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LV

With hostilities escalating between the resistance and the alien invaders, Tom calls on a nuclear specialist (guest star Robert Sean Leonard) known as “The Rat King” to come up with a plan that will strip the aliens of their power. As suspicion continues to mount about a mole within the resistance, Tom and his leaders make a drastic decision that jeopardizes trust among the group. Anne, meanwhile, has a feeling that all is not right with her newborn. Gloria Reuben also guest stars.

Survivors Form Uneasy Alliances as Alien Threat Grows In Season 3 of TNT's Epic Series Falling Skies

Basic Cable's #1 Summer Drama with Adults 25-54 to Return with Two-Hour Season Premiere Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

The war against an occupying alien force will enter a volatile new phase when TNT's top-rated summer drama Falling Skies returns for its third season. Noah Wyle stars in the epic drama, which comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Also starring are Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter. 

Season three of Falling Skies is scheduled to launch with a special two-hour premiere Sunday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). It will then move into its regular timeslot, Sunday nights at 10 p.m.

As the new season of Falling Skies opens, seven months have passed since the survivors of the 2nd Mass reached Charleston, which has been named capital of the New United States. 

Now elected to public office, Tom (Wyle) has taken a more aggressive approach to the alien occupation than former leader Dr. Manchester. The government has formed a tenuous alliance with a band of rebel skitters who now paint their faces with a red and yellow stripe before battle in honor of Red Eye, their fallen leader. Tom's son Ben (Jessup) serves as the mediator between Mason and the rebel skitters. 

But the alliance may not be enough to overpower the enemy Espheni, whose forces are now being led by an even more sinister overlord. To complicate matters further, another race of aliens has just entered the battlefield. Charleston also faces dangers from within its own walls. Recent battle losses have convinced Tom and the military that there may be a mole feeding strategic plans to the Espheni. Despite the threats they face, the survivors living in

Charleston are doing their best to rebuild their lives. Dr. Glass (Bloodgood) and Tom are focusing on their growing family. Newly promoted to Colonel of the 2nd Mass, Weaver (Patton) is enjoying a renewed relationship with his daughter. Hal (Roy) is recovering from mysterious injuries he suffered while trying to destroy an alien super weapon. Meanwhile, his romantic pursuit of Maggie (Carter) is finally starting to see positive results, though she has a growing concern that something is wrong with him beyond mere battle injuries. And Pope (Cunningham), the non-conformist leader of the Berserkers, has set up his own little Popetown on the outskirts of Charleston.

Among the guest stars set to appear this season on Falling Skies, Doug Jones portrays Cochise; leader of the rebel alien troops, Gloria Reuben will play Marina Perlata, one of Tom's key aides. 

Robert Sean Leonard is slated to guest-star as Roger Kadar, an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs the local power grid and lives underground, earning him the nickname "The Rat King."

Stephen Collins will also appear in the third season as Benjamin Hathaway, the President of the United States prior to the alien invasion. And Terry O'Quinn returns to guest star as Dr. Manchester, Tom's former mentor and his predecessor as Charleston's leader. 

Falling Skies debuted on TNT in summer 2011 and ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. The show returned last summer, garnering 5.6 million viewers and ranking as basic cable's #1 summer drama with adults 25-54 (3 million).

Falling Skies is produced for TNT by DreamWorks Television. Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank serve as executive producers, along with Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

ABC's Mistresses Starring Alyssa Milano Premieres Monday June 3, 2012 10:01PM ET

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Viewers of ABC's newest drama, "Mistresses," will be able to submit questions and receive real-time responses on Twitter from the cast during the east and west coast broadcasts of the one-hour premiere, MONDAY, JUNE 3 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET and PT). Use hashtag #AskMistresses to join the conversation.

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"Mistresses," a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery, is based on the hit UK television series of the same name. In the premiere, "Pilot,"
Savannah ("Savi") is a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life -- both professionally and personally -- bucking for partner at the law firm where she works while also trying to start a family with her husband, Harry. 

But when their fertility issues begin to take center stage, Savi finds herself attracted to her flirtatious colleague, Dominic. Savi's free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josslyn, couldn't be more different, living single, serial dating and partying. A real estate agent, Josslyn has no interest in a committed, long-term relationship.

Their common best friend, April, is a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter. After she receives her late husband's lucrative life insurance check, she begins getting prank phone calls and tells her closest girlfriends that she's convinced her husband is still alive. Another long-time friend, Karen, is a therapist with her own thriving practice, reconnecting with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a wealthy, married patient goes too far: She was having an affair with a terminally ill client to whom she had prescribed morphine.

These four friends find support and guidance with each other as they brave their turbulent journeys and life's storms of excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships they've created.

"Mistresses" stars Alyssa Milano as Savannah ("Savi") Davis, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis, Jason George as Dominic Taylor and Erik Stocklin as Sam Grey.

"Pilot" guest stars Penelope Ann Miller as Elizabeth Grey, John Schneider as Thomas Grey, Shannyn Sossamon as Alex, Cameron Bender as Richard, Kate Beahan as Miranda and Sunkrish Bala as Hamid. "Pilot" teleplay was written by K.J. Steinberg. Cherie Nowlan directed.

The series is executive-produced by Rina Mimoun ("Privileged," "Gilmore Girls"), K.J. Steinberg ("Gossip Girl"), Robert Sertner ("Revenge," "No Ordinary Family") and Douglas Rae ("Wuthering Heights," "Camelot," "Mistresses," "Raw," "Meadowlands"). The series is from ABC Studios.

"Mistresses" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,D,S parental guideline.

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