HBO Sets ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Premiere Date, Releases First Teaser

Guess who’s back?!

HBO has released the first teaser trailer for Curb Your Enthusiasm’s upcoming ninth season.

The ten-episode season will return on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The comedy series stars Larry David and is bringing back cast favorites Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and JB Smoove, among many others. Larry David created and executive produces the series with Jeff Garlin and Jeff Schaffer. Check out the teaser below:

TV Land Sets ‘Younger’ Season 4 Premiere Date

Our favorite show about a 40-year-old-woman pretending to be, well, younger, finally has a return date. TV Land has announced, via social media posts, that season 4 of Younger will premiere on June 28 at 10/9c.

TV Land renewed the comedy series, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, for a 12-episode second season back in June, prior to the season 3 premiere.

Younger follows 40-year old Liza (Sutton Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a young guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 – with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Miriam Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and 20-something Kelsey (Hilary Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams. Now she just has to make sure no one finds out the secret only she and Maggie share.

But things have changed and there’s a lot going on. Liza finally told Josh the truth but now he’s talking about having kids and Liza isn’t sure that’s something she wants. She also can’t deny the chemistry she has with her boss Charles. I mean, come on, he’s just so handsome! Let’s not forget the ex-husband that thinks he has a chance on getting back together with Liza. That hospital scene didn’t help since she was all doped up and thought she was talking to Charles and not David.

Younger is created, executive produced and written by Darren Star, with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media executive producing for TV Land. Dottie Zicklin and Eric Zicklin also serve as executive producers and writers on the series.

Let us know what you think should happen this season and if Liza should finally decide on this crazy love triangle that’s been going on.

PHOTO CREDIT: TV LAND

AMC Sets ‘Humans’ Season 2 Premiere Date, Releases Key Art and Trailer

Humans, the sci-fi series that deals with the age-old question of what it means to be human within the advancement of technology, is back for a second season after being gone for over a year.

AMC, along with Channel 4 and Kudos, renewed the series in July of 2015 for a second season that will premiere on Monday, February 13 at 10/9c. In addition to the premiere date, the network has revealed the key art for season 2 with a tagline, “Reboot. Recharge. Rebel.” The network also released a new trailer for the upcoming season and will air a marathon of season one season on December 30th from 9:00 A.M. ET/PT – 5:00 P.M. ET/PT.

The eight-episode second season picks up several months after the events of season one, with Niska (Emily Berrington) still at large and in possession of the consciousness code. Her synth family, Mia (Gemma Chan), Leo (Colin Morgan), and Max (Ivanno Jeremiah), unaware of her location, are each trying to find their place in the world while Joe (Tom Goodman-Hill) and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) attempt to mend their marriage. As unconfirmed reports of synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly to the door of the Hawkins house.  Joe, Laura, and the entire family are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight. As an emerging form of intelligent life – the synths – and an established one – humanity – fight for their places in the world, a thrilling multi-stranded narrative evolves which continues to ask: who has the right to determine what it means to be alive?

Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Jessica Jones) joins the cast as Dr. Athena Morrow, a pre-eminent Artificial Intelligence expert who is driven by her own motives to create a new kind of machine consciousness. Sam Palladio (Nashville, Episodes) plays Ed, a struggling café owner trying to breathe life into his family business; Marshall Allman (True Blood, Prison Break) plays Milo Khoury, a young Silicon Valley billionaire, founder and CEO of a leading technology company intent on changing the world; Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise, Olympus) as Hester, one of the most unique Synths on the planet; Bella Dayne (Man in the High Castle) as Astrid, a free-spirited young Berliner who will be tested by someone special who comes into her life; and Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Cucumber, Banana) as Renie, a bullied seventeen-year-old “synthie,” a fast-growing subculture of humans pretending to be Synths.

Humans is written by Vincent and Brackley with Joe Barton, Charlie Covell and Iain Weatherby. The series is produced by Kudos in association with Matador Films. Executive producers are Derek Wax (The Hour, Capital) and Chris Fry (The Smoke, Spooks) for Kudos; Vincent and Brackley; and Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström for Matador Films. The series is produced by Paul Gilbert and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch), Carl Tibbetts (Black Mirror: White Bear), Francesca Gregorini (The Truth About Emanuel) and Mark Brozel (Dickensian). HUMANS was commissioned for Channel 4 by Beth Willis and Simon Maxwell, and Joel Stillerman and Kristin Jones for AMC.

Photo and Video Credit: AMC

The CW Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for ‘Riverdale,’ ‘The 100,’ ‘Reign’; Moves ‘Supernatural’ & ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’

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The CW set midseason premiere dates for their new drama Riverdale as well as returning shows The 100, Reign and The Originals. The network also revealed that their hit series Supernatural and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will shift to a new night as well as the series finale date for The Vampire Diaries. 

The newest drama series Riverdale, a surprising and subversive take based on the iconic characters from Archie Comics, will premiere on Thursday, January 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, pushing Supernatural to Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Meanwhile, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow moves to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT starting Jan. 24, pairing up with The Flash, with the finale set for Tuesday, March 28. Season three of iZombie will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, before moving to its regularly scheduled time period after The Flash on April 11.

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The 100 returns Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT immediately following Arrow at 8 p.m. while Reign returns for its fourth and final season on Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The series finale of The Vampire Diaries is slated to air Friday, March 10 with The Originals taking its place the following week on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The season finale of No Tomorrow will air Tuesday, January 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale of Frequency set for the following week on Wednesday, January 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend wraps up its second season on Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

MONDAY

8:00-9:00pm SUPERGIRL
9:00-10:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN

TUESDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 24

8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH
9:00-10:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (New Time Period)

WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1

8:00-9:00pm ARROW
9:00-10:00pm THE 100 (Season Premiere)

THURSDAYS BEGINNING JANUARY 26

8:00-9:00pm SUPERNATURAL (New Time Period)
9:00-10:00pm RIVERDALE (Series Premiere)

FRIDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 10

8:00-9:00pm THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00-10:00pm REIGN (Season Premiere)

FRIDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 17

8:00-9:00pm THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm REIGN

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

8:00-9:00pm iZOMBIE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm iZOMBIE (New Episode)

TUESDAYS BEGINNING APRIL 11

8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH
9:00-10:00pm IZOMBIE (Regular Time Period)

All Times ET/PT

Disclaimer: I was working as a freelance consultant at Warner Bros. Television when this news came out. My father is also a writer and executive producer on The 100. 

USA Network Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Falling Water’ and ‘Eyewitness’

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At the Television Critics Association summer session, USA Network announced the premiere dates  for their newest original drama series Falling Water and Eyewitness.

The one-hour drama Falling Water is set to premiere on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10/9c. The series is the story of three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The deeper they dig, the more they come to realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world. Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story: Asylum), David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) and Will Yun Lee (Hawaii 5-0) star.

The series hails from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd  (The Walking Dead), Blake Masters (Brotherhood) and Universal Cable Productions, with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) directing the pilot. The late Emmy Award-Winner Henry Bromell (Homeland) executive produced the pilot as well.

 

From fexecutive producer Adi Hasak (Shades of Blue) and Universal Cable Productions comes the new series Eyewitness, premiering on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 10/9c.

The bone-chilling crime thriller delves into the lives of two teenage boys after they secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen — and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything. Adapted from the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama Øyevitne, the series stars Julianne Nicholson (Black Mass, Masters of Sex), Gil Bellows (Ascension, 11.22.63), Tyler Young (Empire), and James Paxton (Term Life).

Jarl Emsell Larsen and Scott Peters (V, The 4400) and Jackie de Crinis also serve as executive producers. Peters will also direct multiple episodes of the series and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Miss You Already) will executive produce the pilot and direct the first two episodes.

Photo Credit: USA Network

HBO Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Westworld,’ ‘Insecure,’ and Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Divorce’

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At the Television Critics Association summer session, HBO announced the premiere dates for the long-awaited Westworld, Insecure, and Sarah Jessica Parker’s new comedy series Divorce. 

The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 PM (ET/PT). Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice), Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Co-creator Nolan explains, “Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn’t want to know?”

Co-creator Joy adds, “We also wanted to explore what it means to be human from the outside in – through the eyes of the ‘hosts’: the lifelike AI characters that are the main attractions of the park. It’s a meditation on consciousness – the blessing and the burden of it – beautifully portrayed by our remarkable cast.”

The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton, and stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright along with Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.

Nolan and Joy are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing. Production companies, Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions, and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.

Comedy series Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker, who also serves as executive producer, begins its ten-episode season Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 PM (ET/PT).

After more than a decade of marriage and two children, Frances (Parker) has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband, played by Thomas Haden Church. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. The story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions.

Set in Westchester County, NY, Divorce is created by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), with Paul Simms (HBO’s Girls) serving as a showrunner on the series. Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan executive produce.

The series also stars Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

Immediately following Divorce, comes another new comedy series titled Insecure, starring Issa Rae, and launches its eight-episode season Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 PM (ET/PT).

Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and “flawless.” But Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it.” These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way.

Over the course of the season, Issa attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control of it, while fumbling her way through this journey. Molly, a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally, struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life.

Meanwhile, Issa’s boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), who has fallen victim to complacency, works to get his own act together. Frieda (Lisa Joyce), Issa’s overeager white co-worker, whose enthusiasm is both annoying and endearing, is at the crux of Issa’s racial frustrations at work.

Shot in and around South Los Angeles, Insecure incorporates the music of both indie and established artists of color and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.

Insecure was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant.

PHOTO CREDIT: HBO

 

Netflix Sets ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Premiere Date

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Netflix’s drama series Black Mirror will return for a third season on Friday, October 21, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association summer session in Beverly Hills, CA.

The anthology series which first premiered in the UK on Britain’s Channel 4 and was then later picked up by the streaming giant, will return with six 1-hour episodesIf you haven’t watched any of the series, I definitely recommend checking out the first two seasons before October rolls around. Black Mirror is about technology and how it interacts with us in our everyday lives and how it could change and grow and become more involved like smart homes, implants and basically turning our world into Minority Report. 

“Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones. Its third season, comprising six episodes:

  • San Junipero features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris
  • Shut Up and Dance features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins
  • Nosedive features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright
  • Men Against Fire stars Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen
  • Hated in the Nation features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes
  • Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen star in Playtest, an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg.”

 

Check out the first two seasons of Black Mirror on Netflix.

Photo Credit: Netflix