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Set the DVR! “Bad Judge”, “A To Z”, “Gracepoint”, “Reign”, “The Vampire Diaries” Premiere Tonight!

Bad Judge – NBC

No excuses, no apologies, no compromises. Wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, including creative rulings and saying exactly what’s on her mind. Her private life, on the other hand, is anything but innocent. She parties too much and rocks out on the drums in a band with her best friend, Jenny. While there’s no shortage of male admirers who would love to spend time with her, she’s not ready to settle down… except when an eight-year-old boy – whose parents were put in jail by Rebecca – needs her help. He may, in fact, be the one thing that starts to tame this “bad” judge.

The cast also includes John Ducey, Tone Bell and Theodore Barnes. Writer Chad Kultgen (“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”) serves as executive producer with Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights”), Will Ferrell (“Step Brothers”), Anne Heche (“Men in Trees”), Jill Sobel Messick (“Baby Mama”), Kevin Messick (“The Other Guys”), Liz Brixius (“Nurse Jackie”) and Kate Walsh. “Bad Judge” is a production of Universal Television and Gary Sanchez Productions.

A To Z – NBC

“A to Z” tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, “Mad Men,” “The Mindy Project”) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “How I Met Your Mother”) – a pair that almost wasn’t – and all that happened from the day they met.

Andrew Lofland, while a guy’s guy, has always been a secret romantic… not above crooning to Celine Dion while driving to work, with dreams of finding “the one.” He imagines her to be just like that shimmering beauty he spotted that night in that silver dress at that concert two years ago. Zelda Vasco is a no-nonsense lawyer who has strong feelings about being her own person and prefers the control of online dating. However, when a computer glitch sends her a total mismatch, she’s asked to come in for an interview at Wallflower Online Dating, the agency where Andrew works.

Andrew and Zelda meet for the first time and despite their differences, sparks fly. She thinks it’s chance. He thinks it’s fate. After all, he’s convinced she’s the shimmering girl in the silver dress. Is it true love forever or just a detour in destiny?

Gracepoint (10-Part Mystery Event Series Premiere) – FOX

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s residents.

Welcome to GRACEPOINT, a new 10-episode mystery event series based on “Broadchurch,” the U.K.’s critically acclaimed hit crime drama. GRACEPOINT is an expansion of the original series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and threading new storylines through the gripping narrative.

Leading the investigation is Detective EMMETT CARVER (David Tennant, “Broadchurch,” “Dr. Who”), who has just arrived in Gracepoint to fill a high position in the town’s police force. That job previously had been promised to Detective ELLIE MILLER (Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”), who, in light of the tragedy, must put any resentment aside and work the case with her prickly new boss. Det. Miller must break the news to her doting husband, JOE (Josh Hamilton, “American Horror Story”) and her son, TOM (newcomer Jack Irvine), who was the best friend of the murder victim, DANNY SOLANO (Nikolas Filipovic, “Falling Skies”).

Reign – The CW

Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch ─ beautiful, passionate and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power.

Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited.

The Vampire Diaries – The CW

As season five begins, Damon and Elena have spent a blissful summer in love, unaware that Silas is free and Stefan has been suffering agonizing pain every day for months. Damon believes Stefan is staying away because it would be too painful for him to see Damon and Elena as a couple, but Elena can’t escape the uneasy feeling that Stefan needs their help. While Elena is reluctant to leave Damon and Jeremy, she is also thrilled to be heading off to a new start at nearby Whitmore College with Caroline as her roommate. Still unaware that Bonnie is dead, Elena and Caroline are waiting for their friend to join them at college. Jeremy is the only one who can see and talk to Bonnie who is trapped on the Other Side. Caroline is also waiting impatiently for Tyler to return and join her at Whitmore.

Matt and Rebekah have spent a wonderful summer traveling through Europe, and the newly cured Katherine is having a tough time adjusting to being human after 500 years as a vampire. Returning to town after months on the run, Katherine asks Damon to help her now that she is vulnerable to her many enemies. Although everyone in this tight-knit group of friends is trying to move on to a new and better phase of their lives, the past is always with them, and Silas is determined to use his powers and the secrets of dopplegangers to make sure no one remains unscathed.

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Set the DVR! “Castle”, “Mom” & “NCIS: Los Angeles” Premiere Tonight!

Castle – ABC

When viewers first met Richard Castle — a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother — he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide cop with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother.

Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work. Then, after four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they,” Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings for each other. The fun and conflict continue to escalate as the crime-solving dynamic duo navigate a whole new chapter in their relationship.

Mom – CBS

From hit-maker Chuck Lorre comes his next big comedy‐an irreverent and outrageous take on true family love‐and dysfunction. Newly sober single mom Christy struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Testing her sobriety is her formerly estranged mother, now back in Christy’s life and eager to share passive-aggressive insights into her daughter’s many mistakes.

NCIS: Los Angeles – CBS

NCIS: LOS ANGELES is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly-trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Special Agent “G” Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Assisting the team is the all-knowing Henrietta “Hetty” Lange, who oversees the staff and is tasked with providing everything from micro-surveillance cameras to cars for the team; Special Agent Kensi Blye, the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with undercover work; Marty Deeks, a seasoned LAPD undercover detective who was recruited to the team by Hetty; Tech Operator Eric Beale, who has mastered every gadget and computer in the Ops Center; and the recent addition, Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones, who won the team’s respect with her spot-on intelligence assessments and her shrewd insights. Armed with the latest in high tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.

See the entire Fall 2014 ABC Premiere Schedule here!

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Set the DVR! “Red Band Society” Premieres on Fox!

Red Band Society

Red Band Society – FOX

What if a hospital was your high school, boarding school and summer camp rolled into one? What if it was the place where you fell in love for the first time and made friendships that lasted a lifetime? And what if it was all weirdly hilarious and the most fun you ever had in your entire life? This is the world of RED BAND SOCIETY.

From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “Fruitvale Station”) and based on the award-winning Spanish series, “Polseres Vermelles,” RED BAND SOCIETY is a provocative, unconventional and, at times, comic high school drama told through the eyes of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles. The series is part comedy, part drama, with a tone that’s unique unto itself.

Twelve-year-old narrator CHARLIE (Griffin Gluck, “Back in the Game,” “Private Practice”) is in a coma in the hospital. Charlie’s friends and fellow patients include JORDI PALACIOS (Nolan Sotillo, “Prom”), a 16-year-old who illegally crosses the Mexican border into California to seek out treatment at the renowned hospital. What he soon discovers is that it’s not his illness that’s going to change his life, but his new friends. Also at the hospital is LEO ROTH (Charlie Rowe, “Neverland,” “Pirate Radio”). At 16, Leo is charismatic and independent. But after living at the hospital for a year, he’s starting to lose his way. When he’s forced to room with Jordi, he’s angry and resentful, until he realizes they are more alike than he could imagine. Continue reading

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Set the DVR! “Dancing with the Stars” Premiere Tonight!

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This season’s dynamic lineup of stars includes two Olympic Gold Medalists, a game show host, a swimming legend and a teen pop star. In a first for “Dancing with the Stars,” the competition will feature a new game-changing twist called “The Switch Up.” This season, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrities and professional dance pairings. This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at a point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition.

See the entire Fall 2014 ABC Premiere Schedule here!

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Set the DVR! “The Biggest Loser” Premiere Tonight!

the-biggest-loserFifteen inspiring contestants, including the show’s first celebrity player, Ruben Studdard, an uplifting “Second Chances” theme, and fun, new creative elements ignite Season 15 of NBC’s popular series “The Biggest Loser,” premiering Thursday, September 11 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET). Alison Sweeney hosts the series featuring charismatic trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince, who have helped contestants lose over 26,600 pounds collectively during 14 seasons of the motivational show.

On the trainer side, new creative elements are being introduced this season that give Bob, Jillian and Dolvett more powerful roles. For the first time ever in the show’s history, trainers sat in on casting sessions and helped select the new contestants. Also, the trainers will be empowered with a “trainer save” in Season 15, allowing each one to save one eliminated contestant from going home. In addition, “The Biggest Loser” will be moving to a one-hour format for the remainder of 2013, airing Tuesdays from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET, with just a few two-hour episodes airing in 2014 prior to the season’s February 4th finale.

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Set the DVR! Utopia Part 2 Premiere Tonight!

Utopia on Fox

Utopia – FOX

From unscripted mastermind John de Mol, and based on the hit Dutch television series of the same name, comes television’s biggest social experiment, UTOPIA. Since the dawn of time, humans have always wondered: does a perfect world exist? Now, we get the chance to build one. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos? Fifteen pioneering Americans leave their everyday lives and move to an isolated, undeveloped location – for an entire year – where they are challenged to create their own civilization from scratch.

With no existing power structures and limited amenities, these “pioneers” will be faced with rewriting the rules. Will they choose democracy or dictatorship? Fidelity or free love? Will they punish or forgive? Choose religion or rationalism? Share with others or hoard for themselves? What conflicts will emerge, what leaders will arise? What principles will guide their daily lives and inform their deepest decisions?

UTOPIA is a presentation of Talpa Media USA. The show is created by John de Mol (“Deal Or No Deal,” “Fear Factor,” “The Voice,” “Big Brother”). De Mol, Conrad Green (“Dancing with the Stars”), Jon Kroll (“The Week the Women Went,” “The Amazing Race”) and David Tibballs (“Dragon’s Den,” I WANNA MARRY “HARRY”) will executive-produce.

See the entire Fall 2014 Fox Premiere Schedule here!

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Set the DVR! “Sunday Night Football”, “Football Night in America” & “Utopia” Premiere Tonight!

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NBC brings out “Sunday Night Football” in it’s regular timeslot, Sunday. Along with a new season of football comes a new season of “Football Night in America”, the studio pregame show usually preceding NBC’s broadcasts of Sunday night National Football League games. The program airs at 7 pm Eastern live, and is broadcast from Studio 8H in the GE Building in New York, where NBC’s Saturday Night Live program is also taped.

Utopia on Fox

See the entire Fall 2014 NBC Premiere Schedule here!

Utopia – FOX

From unscripted mastermind John de Mol, and based on the hit Dutch television series of the same name, comes television’s biggest social experiment, UTOPIA.

Since the dawn of time, humans have always wondered: does a perfect world exist? Now, we get the chance to build one. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos?

Fifteen pioneering Americans leave their everyday lives and move to an isolated, undeveloped location – for an entire year – where they are challenged to create their own civilization from scratch.

With no existing power structures and limited amenities, these “pioneers” will be faced with rewriting the rules. Will they choose democracy or dictatorship? Fidelity or free love? Will they punish or forgive? Choose religion or rationalism? Share with others or hoard for themselves? What conflicts will emerge, what leaders will arise? What principles will guide their daily lives and inform their deepest decisions?

As the Utopians build the new society, every decision counts. Each must try to become indispensable to the group, or risk being exiled to their former lives and replaced by potential newcomers from the viewing audience who have been vying to join.

With cameras following the pioneers 24/7, viewers can watch their society unfold, both weekly on FOX and also online. As they observe the inhabitants living together, and building their new existence, viewers themselves will have the chance to become a valuable and powerful asset to the community, and ultimately to question whether Utopia remains an elusive but alluring fantasy, or whether the pioneers have truly realized their dream.

A Dutch version of “Utopia” has been broadcast and streamed live on the internet since January 2014. It has become an instant sensation, ranking as its network’s highest-rated unscripted premiere in six years, while maintaining its position as the network’s biggest show for every episode. “Utopia” has increased the channel’s key demo (20-49) market share by an astonishing 500%.

UTOPIA is a presentation of Talpa Media USA. The show is created by John de Mol (“Deal Or No Deal,” “Fear Factor,” “The Voice,” “Big Brother”). De Mol, Conrad Green (“Dancing with the Stars”), Jon Kroll (“The Week the Women Went,” “The Amazing Race”) and David Tibballs (“Dragon’s Den,” I WANNA MARRY “HARRY”) will executive-produce.

See the entire Fall 2014 Fox Premiere Schedule here!

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Set the DVR: Fox Fall Premiere Dates!

Fox-logo Fox has announced their Fall TV lineup this week. There are 5 new shows coming:

Utopia (Tuesdays 8PM) – Since the dawn of time, humans have always wondered: does a perfect world exist? Now, we get the chance to build one. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos? Fifteen pioneering Americans leave their everyday lives and move to an isolated, undeveloped location – for an entire year – where they are challenged to create their own civilization from scratch.

Red Band Society (Wednesdays 9PM) – A look at the lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital.

Gotham (Mondays 8PM) – The origin story behind Commissioner James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman’s arrival.

Gracepoint (Thursdays 9PM) – When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s residents.

Mulaney (Sundays 9:30PM) – John’s desire to be a good person challenges his friendship with his roommates Jane and Seymour.

FOX FALL PREMIERE DATES

Sunday, Sept. 7

UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part One) 8:00-10:00 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 9

UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Two / Time Period Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 10

HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 13 Premiere) 8:00-10:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 12

UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Three / Time Period Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 16

UTOPIA (All-New) 8:00-9:00 PM
NEW GIRL (Season Premiere) 9:00-9:30 PM
THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Premiere) 9:30-10:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 17

HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New / Time Period Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM
RED BAND SOCIETY (Series Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM

Monday, Sept. 22

GOTHAM (Series Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM
SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM

Thursday, Sept. 25

BONES (Season Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM
SLEEPY HOLLOW (Encore of Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 28

THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere) 8:00-8:30 PM
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Premiere) 8:30-9:00 PM
FAMILY GUY (One-Hour “The Simpsons Guy” Season Premiere Crossover Event) 9:00-10:00 PM

Thursday, Oct. 2

BONES (All-New) 8:00-9:00 PM
GRACEPOINT (10-Part Mystery Event Series Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM

Sunday, Oct. 5

THE SIMPSONS (Encore) 7:00-7:30 PM
BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere) 7:30-8:00 PM
THE SIMPSONS (All-New) 8:00-8:30 PM
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New) 8:30-9:00 PM
FAMILY GUY (All-New) 9:00-9:30 PM
MULANEY (Series Premiere) 9:30-10:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 7

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM

Alphabetical

BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere) 7:30-8:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 5
BONES (All-New) 8:00-9:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 2
BONES (Season Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 25
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New) 8:30-9:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 5
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Premiere) 8:30-9:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 28
FAMILY GUY (All-New) 9:00-9:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 5
FAMILY GUY (One-Hour “The Simpsons Guy” Season Premiere Crossover Event) 9:00-10:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 28
GOTHAM (Series Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM Monday, Sept. 22
GRACEPOINT (10-Part Mystery Event Series Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 2
HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New / Time Period Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 17
HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 13 Premiere) 8:00-10:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 10
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM Friday, Nov. 7
MINDY PROJECT, THE (Season Premiere) 9:30-10:00 PM Tuesday, Sept. 16
MULANEY (Series Premiere) 9:30-10:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 5
NEW GIRL (Season Premiere) 9:00-9:30 PM Tuesday, Sept. 16
RED BAND SOCIETY (Series Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 17
SIMPSONS, THE (All-New) 8:00-8:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 5
SIMPSONS, THE (Encore) 7:00-7:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 5
SIMPSONS, THE (Season Premiere) 8:00-8:30 PM Sunday, Sept. 28
SLEEPY HOLLOW (Encore of Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM Thursday, Sept. 25
SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Premiere) 9:00-10:00 PM Monday, Sept. 22
UTOPIA (All-New) 8:00-9:00 PM Tuesday, Sept. 16
UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part One) 8:00-10:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 7
UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Three / Time Period Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM Friday, Sept. 12
UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Two / Time Period Premiere) 8:00-9:00 PM Tuesday, Sept. 9

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