67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, took place on Sunday Night September 20th.  The awards were presented during a FOX live telecast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

In Samberg’s first time as host, his opening was like the opening skit of an episode of SNL and starred some of this year’s nominees…it was awesome!  It felt like he hit the nail on the head in terms of providing the new angle the Academy was looking for when they chose him as this year’s host.

Some of the best moments of the night included Ricky Gervais pretending he won the Emmy, the “World’s Best Boss” mug for Lorne Michaels (but actually Shonda Rimes), Andy’s performance of “I’d Like to Give the World an Emmy”, metal detectors on the red carpet, and Tracy Morgan’s appearance to announce the winner of Outstanding Drama Series.

VEEP won Outstanding Comedy Series.  Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Lead Actress in a Comedy for her role in VEEP, and Tony Hale won Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role in the series, his second category win for the role.  Jeffrey Tambor won Lead Actor in a Comedy for his role in Transparent, Jill Soloway also won the Emmy for Directing for the series.  Allison Janney won Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role in Mom, her 7th career Emmy.

Olive Kitteridge swept the Limited Series categories wining 6 Emmys for Writing, Directing, Supporting Actor, Lead Actress, Lead Actor, and Outstanding Series.  The one other televised award in the category, Supporting Actress, went to Regina King for American Crime.

Game of Thrones won awards for Directing and Writing in a Drama Series, Oustanding Drama Series, and Supporting Actor in a Drama for Peter Dinklage.  Uzo Aduba won Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role in Orange is the New Black.  Jon Hamm (finally) won the Emmy for Lead Actor in a  Drama for playing Don Draper in Mad Men. Viola Davis took home Lead Actress in a Drama for How To Get Away With Murder, making her the firs African American woman to win the category.

One thing I personally enjoyed was the way they announced the nominees for Writing and Directing in a Comedy Series by asking the writers what was the hardest part of writing for a comedy and directors what are the best skills to have as a Comedy director.

Full Winners List
Creative Arts Emmys Full Winners List

Fashion

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Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany looked fabulous in a Bouchra Jarrar Couture ivory tuxedo.
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Taraji P. Henson of FOX’s Empire looked incredible in custom Alexander Wang.

 

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Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba looked marvelous in Jonathan Cohen.

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Claire Danes looked magnificent in a rockstar-esque Prada gown.

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Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks looked stunning in Naeem Khan.

Of course, there were many more stunning looks on this year’s red carpet! To see all of those looks check out the Red Carpet gallery here.

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Fall 2015 Television Schedule: What’s New and What’s Returning

When the calendar flipped to September that meant the countdown was on for our favorite TV shows to come back into our lives. Starting September 21st we kick off Premiere Week with The Big Bang Theory on CBS at 8; this will the time slot for Big Bang until CBS is done covering Thursday night football then Big Bang will return to its normal time slot. Tuesday nights have a couple new shows with Limitless on CBS, Quantico on Fox, Heartbreaker on ABC, and Scream Queens on Fox.

Wednesday night the return of the breakout drama Empire makes its highly anticipated return. Also on Wednesdays will be Nashville on ABC, Law and Order: SVU and Chicago PD on NBC. Thursday Nights TGIT returns on ABC with a McDreamy-less Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away with Murder. Also on NBC on Thursday is the resurrection of the groundbreaking drama Heroes with Heroes Reborn.

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Friday’s viewers can take another swim in the tank with SharkTank on ABC, a race around the world on CBS with The Amazing Race, and see whats happening on Dateline. Sunday will feature its resident power women with The Good Wife and Madam Secretary on CBS. New to the Sunday night line up is Blood and Oil; if you were a fan of Dallas (the old or new version) this is a show you should check out starting Gossip Girl star Chase Crawford.

A few notes: Chicago PD will not start on Wednesday September 23rd because Law and Order: SVU is a 2 hour episode; so Chicago PD will start September 30th. Chicago Fire doesn’t start until October 13th at its normal time of 10pm on Tuesday. The third installment of the Chicago series by Dick Wolf will have Chicago Med starting on November 17th. On Sunday September 27th at 8 there will be a 2 Hour CSI farewell with some of the original cast making an appearance. The September 24th episode of Heroes Reborn will also be 2 hours.

Addicting Television Shows that are not on basic networks:

Downton Abbey: January 2016
Walking Dead: October 11, 2015
Finding Carter Season 2b: October 6, 2015
Suits: January 2016
Major Crimes: November 2015

Let us know what shows you would like more information on in the comments! Or what shows you think everyone should watch because they are just epic!

Television Premiere Dates: July


July


Wednesday, July 1
10:00 pm: Extant (CBS)

Thursday, July 2
8:00 pm: Food Fighters (NBC)

Monday, July 6
8:00 pm: Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW)
9:00 pm: Whose Line Is It Anyway? (CW)
              Chasing Life (ABC Family)
10:00 pm: Becoming Us (ABC Family)

Tuesday, July 7
10:00 pm: Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
Wednesday, July 8
10:00 pm: Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
             Catfish (MTV)              
10:30 pm: Why? with Hannibal Buress (Comedy Central)

Thursday, July 9
9:00 pm: Dates (CW)
10:00 pm: Teen Mom 2 (MTV)
               Dominion (Syfy)
11:00 pm: One Bad Choice (MTV)

Friday, July 10
8:00 pm: Masters of Illusion (CW)

Saturday, July 11
10:00 pm: 7 Days in Hell (HBO)

Sunday, July 12
9:00 pm: Ray Donovan (Showtime)
10:00 pm: Masters of Sex (Showtime)
               The Strain (FX)


Monday, July 13
10:00 pm: Monica the Medium (ABC Family) 
               Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC)
               Cuban Chrome (Discovery)

Wednesday, July 15
10:00 pm: The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land)
10:30 pm: Impaster (TV Land)
11:00 pm: The Exes (TV Land)

Thursday, July 16
10:00 pm: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX)
10:30 pm: Married (FX)
11:30 pm: Geeks Who Drink (Syfy)

Friday, July 17
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix)
BoJack Horseman (Neflix)

Saturday, July 18
9:00 pm: Hell on Wheels (AMC)

Sunday, July 19
8:00 pm: Welcome to Sweden (NBC)

Tuesday, July 21
9:00 pm: Knock Knock Live (Fox)

Wednesday, July 22
9:00 pm: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Syfy)
              Last Comic Standing (NBC)
              Home Free (Fox)
              Dating Naked (VH1)
10:00 pm: Twinning (VH1)

Sunday, July 26
8:00 pm: I Am Cait! (E!)
9:00 pm: Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)
              Stewarts & Hamiltons (E!)

Tuesday, July 28
9:00 pm: Face Off (Syfy)

Wednesday, July 29
9:00 pm: The Game (BET) – Series Finale
11:00 pm: Candidly Nicole (VH1) 
               America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars: Road to the VMAs (MTV)

Thursday, July 30
10:00 pm: Review (Comedy Central)

Friday, July 31
8:00 pm: Cold Justice (TNT)
9:00 pm: Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (TNT)

The 2015 Tony Awards


The American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music hall and broadcast live on CBS, were hosted by On the Twentieth Century star Kristin Cheonweth and The Emcee himself, Alan Cumming.  These two phenoms brought not only wit and humor to their hosting, but also an amazing chemistry within their banter.  This year was also the first year the awards hosted a live-stream of the Red Carpet which was hosted by Laura Osnes, Darren Criss and Sierra Boggess.  They were fantastic Red Carpet hosts, and here’s hoping they host many more Red Carpet events in the future! 

Every year, the Tony nominees seem to be somehow more impressive than in previous years.  This year’s nominees are exceptional! Broadway legend (even though she doesn’t want to be quantified as a legend) Chita Rivera returned to Broadway at the age of 82 in Kander and Ebb’s The Visit, An American in Paris is the perfect combination of ballet and musical theatre that tells a beautiful love story, Fun Home has taken what is possible on the contemporary Broadway stage to a new level with a powerful story told by incredibly talented leading ladies, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime  brought to life what it is like to experience the world on the Autism spectrum, and anyone who has seen Something Rotten! and Hand to God can attest to the quality and compelling nature they bring to the stage. There are so many amazing shows and everyone in the industry has been scrambling to see them all! 

  
Kristin and Alan’s opening monologue involved Alan as The Emcee, talk of Wicked, and Dame Helen Mirren.  Something Rotten! was the first performance of the night with an excellent performance of “A Musical!” Immediately following the performance Tony nominee Bradley Cooper awarded Best Actress in a Play to Dame Helen Mirren for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience.  Anna Chlumsky and Debra Messing awarded Best Actor to Richard McCabe for his role as British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in The Audience



Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles lead the company of The King and I in a brilliant medley of songs from the show. Followed by Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth reenacting the performance, at least in terms of attire. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale presented the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical to Christian Borle for his role in Something Rotten!. Jim Parsons and Taylor Schilling presented the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play to Annaleigh Ashford for her role in You Can’t Take it With You.

The cast of On the Town performed a medley which highlighted the spectacular dance numbers from the show. Alan and Kristin led a performance in honor of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and 10 time Tony winner, Tommy Tune. Tommy Tune then announced the award for Best Direction of a Musical to Sam Gold for Fun Home. The company of Gigi performed “The Night They Invented Champagne” from the show.

Sydney Lucas stole the whole show with an incredible performance of “Ring of Keys!” If that didn’t convince you that you need to see Fun Home, I don’t know what will. The company of Am American in Paris performed a wonderful song and dance medley from the show; the choreography in that show is spectacular!

Corey Stoll and Sutton Foster presented the award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical to Ruthie Ann Miles for her Broadway debut in The King and I. Kristin Chenoweth led the company of On the Twentieth Century in a medley from the show.

The incomparable Chita Rivera led the company of The Visit in a performance “Love and Love Alone” and “I Would Never Leave You.” Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski presented the award for Best Revival of a Play to Skylight. The cast of Finding Neverland took to the stage to sing “Stronger.” Harry Conick Jr. presented the award for Best Revival of a Musical to The King and I.

Lisa Howard sang “Jenny’s Blues” from It Shoulda Been You. Judith Light presented Alex Sharp, who gave a moving acceptance speech, with the Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

Josh Groban sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” during the In Memoriam and he was joined by the casts of all of the season’s new musicals on Broadway to finish out the song. This moment made history as the largest amount of performer’s on the Tony’s stage at one time. Bernadette Peters presented the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical to Michael Cerveris for Fun Home. Neil Patrick Harris presented the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical to Kelli O’Hara for her role in The King and I with her first win in the category and her 6th nomination.

Fun Home took home the top award of the night presented by Larry David and Jason Alexander!

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The night’s biggest winners include Fun Home ,The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, and An American in Paris. Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori made history tonight by being the first female duo to win Best Score and Lisa Kron also took home the Tony for Best Book of a Musical! Congratulations to all of the wonderfully talented Tony nominees and winners!  Marianne Elliot won the Tony for Best Direction of Play for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and the show also took home the awards for Best Scenic Design of a Play and Best Play. An American in Paris took home awards for Best Orchestration, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

A full list of tonight’s winners can be found here

Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2015 Recap

Tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards hosted by Ms. Cat Deeley were held and all the stars from our favorite television shows and mini series were in attendance.

HBO lead all the networks with over 25 nominations and FX was a close second with over 15 nominations;the shows that got the most nominations were Justified (FX) and Olive Kitteridge (HBO). both with 5 nominations. Also Charlize Theron presented the Louis XII Genius Award to Seth McFarlane for his outstanding work in comedy. During his speech Seth thanked FOX for all their support through the years; but it wouldn’t be a Seth McFarlane speech unless he went a little to far, he made a jab at A&E ( the network that hosted the award show) and Duck Dynasty for their religious views. 

The Critics’ did release a list of the most exciting new shows that will hit television sets this fall; some of the new exciting shows that the Critics’ liked were: Scream Queens, Aquarius, Unreal, The Muppets, Blindspot, Minority Report, and Super Girl. Also the show that the fans voted the most Bing worthy was The Walking Dead. The big winners on the night were Olive Kitteridge and Transparent!

Here are the list of nominations per category and the winners are bolded:

BEST COMEDY SERIES
• Broad City (Comedy Central) 
• Jane the Virgin (The CW)
• Mom (CBS)
• Silicon Valley (HBO)
• Transparent (Amazon)
• Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
• Anthony Anderson, Blacklist (ABC) 
• Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (Fox)
• Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon) 
• Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
• Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO) 
• Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (Fox)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
• Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
• Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat, (ABC) 
• Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
• Ilana Glazer, Broad City (Comedy Central)
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO) 
• Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
• Adam Driver, Girls (HBO) 
• Cameron Monaghan, Shameless (Showtime) 
• Jamie Camil, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
• T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)
• Tituss Burgress, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) 
• Tony Hale, Veep (HBO) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
• Allison Janney, Moms (CBS)
• Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia (IFC) 
• Eden Sher, The Middle (ABC)
• Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon) 
• Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 
• Melanie Lynskey, Togetherness (HBO)

• BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
• Becky Ann Baker, Girls (HBO)
• Bradley Whitford, Transparent (Amazon)
• Josh Charles, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) 
• Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
• Peter Gallagher, Togetherness (HBO) 
• Susie Essman, Broad City (Comedy Central) 

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION 
• Bessie (HBO) 
• Killing Jesus (National Geographic Channel)
• Nightingale (HBO) 
• A Poet in New York (BBC America) 
• Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Lifetime) 

BEST LIMITED SERIES 
24: Live Another Day (Fox) 
American Crime (ABC) 
The Books of Negroes (BET) 

The Honorable Women (Sundance) 

Olive Kitteridge (HBO) 
Wolf Hall (PBS)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
David Oyelowo – Nightingale (HBO)
• James Nesbitt – The Missing (Starz)
• Kiefer Sutherland – 24: Live Another Day (FOX)
• Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall (PBS)
• Michael Gambon – The Casual Vacancy (HBO)
• Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
• Aunjanue Ellis – The Book of Negroes (BET)
• Felicity Huffman – American Crime (ABC)
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
• Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
• Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman (Sundance)
• Queen Latifah – Bessie (HBO)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
• Cory Michael Smith – Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
• Elvis Nolasco – American Crime (ABC)
• Finn Wittrock – American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
• Jason Isaacs – Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Lifetime)
• Jonathan Pryce – Wolf Hall (PBS)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
• Claire Foy – Wolf Hall (PBS)
• Cynthia Nixon – Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Lifetime)
• Janet McTeer – The Honorable Woman (Sundance)
• Khandi Alexander – Bessie (HBO)
• Mo’Nique – Bessie (HBO)
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)


BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Americans (FX)
• Empire (Fox)
• Game of Thrones (HBO)
• The Good Wife (CBS)
• Homeland (Showtime)
• Justified (FX)
• Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Eva Green – Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
• Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
• Keri Russell – The Americans (FX)
Taraji P. Henson – Empire (FOX)
• Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel (A&E)

• Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Aden Young – Rectify (Sundance)
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)
• Charlie Hunnam – Sons of Anarchy (FX)
• Freddie Highmore – Bates Motel (A&E)
• Matthew Rhys – The Americans (FX)

• Timothy Olyphant – Justified (FX)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Carrie Coon – The Leftovers (HBO)
• Christine Baranski – The Good Wife (CBS)
• Joelle Carter – Justified (FX)
• Katheryn Winnick – Vikings (History)
Lorraine Toussaint – Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
• Mae Whitman – Parenthood (NBC)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline (Netflix)
• Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers (HBO)
• Craig T. Nelson – Parenthood (NBC)
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
• Mandy Patinkin – Homeland (Showtime)

• Walton Goggins – Justified (FX)
GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
• Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
• Julianne Nicholson – Masters of Sex (Showtime)
• Linda Lavin – The Good Wife (CBS)
• Lois Smith – The Americans (FX)
Sam Elliott – Justified (FX)

• Walton Goggins – Sons of Anarchy (FX)
BEST REALITY SERIES
• Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
• Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
• Married at First Sight (A&E)

• MythBusters (Discovery Channel)

• Undercover Boss 
Shark Tank (ABC)
BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
• The Amazing Race (CBS)
• America’s Got Talent (NBC)
• Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Face Off (Syfy)
• Master Chef Junior (FOX)

• The Voice (NBC)
BEST REALITY SERIES HOST
• Anthony Bourdain – Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
• Betty White – Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (Lifetime)
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
• James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo)
• Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race (CBS)

• Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer (FX)
• Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
• Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
• The Simpsons (FOX)
• South Park (Comedy Central)

• Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD)
BEST TALK SHOW
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
• The Graham Norton Show (BBC America)
• Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
• Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
• The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

• The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Television Premiere Dates: May


May
Friday, May 1
9:00 pm: Beyond the Tank (ABC)

Sunday, May 3
10:00 pm: Penny Dreadful (Showtime)

Tuesday, May 5
11:00 pm: Inside Comedy (Showtime)

Friday, May 8
Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Monday, May 11
8:30 pm: Girl Meets World (Disney Channel)

Thursday, May 14
9:00 pm: Wayward Pines (Fox)
10:00 pm: Maron (IFC)

Monday, May 18
9:01 pm-11:00 pm: The Bachelorette (ABC)

Wednesday, May 20
8:00 pm: MasterChef (Fox)
              500 Questions (ABC)
10:00 pm: Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC)

Thursday, May 21
8:00 pm: Beauty and the Beast (The CW)
9:00 pm: Between (Netflix – weekly)

Monday, May 25
8:00 pm: American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
10:00 pm: The Island (NBC)


Tuesday, May 26
8:00 pm: America’s Got Talent (NBC)
              Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (Fox)
9:00 pm: So You Think You Can Dance? (Fox)
              Extreme Weight Loss (ABC)
10:00 pm: I Can Do That (NBC)

Thursday, May 28
9:00 pm: Aquarius (NBC – two-hour premiere)

Saturday, May 30
9:00 pm: The Secret Life of MarilynMonroe (Lifetime)

Sunday, May 31
9:00 pm: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime)
10:00 pm: Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)


Televison Premiere Dates: April


APRIL
Friday April 3
10:30 pm: The Grace Helbig Show (E!)

Sunday, April 5
9:00 pm: A.D. The Bible Continues (NBC)
10:00 pm: Mad Men (AMC)
                 Odyssey (NBC)

Thursday, April 9
10:00 pm: The Comedians (FX)
10:30 pm: Louie (FX)

Friday, April 10
12:01 am: Daredevil (Netflix)
8:30 pm: Whose Line is it Anyway? (CW)
9:00 pm: The Messengers (CW)

Sunday, April 12
9:00 pm: Game of Thrones (HBO)
               Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
10:00 pm: Veep (HBO)
10:30 pm: Silicon Valley (HBO)

Monday, April 13
9:00 pm: Turn (AMC)

Friday, April 17
8:00 pm: Bitten (Syfy)
9:00 pm: Lost Girl (Syfy)

Saturday, April 18
10:00 pm: Orphan Black (BBC America)

Monday, April 20
11:00 pm: Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Startalk (Nat Geo)

Sunday, April 26
9:30 pm: Happyish (Showtime)

Wednesday, April 29
8:00 pm: The Casual Vacancy (HBO)
10:00 pm: Ripper Street (BBC America)