CBS Renews 18 Shows: BULL, MADAM SECRETARY, SCORPION and More

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CBS has renewed 18 of its shows for the 2017-2018 season, including:

THE BIG BANG THEORY (has actually been renewed for two seasons)
BLUE BLOODS
BULL
HAWAII FIVE-0
KEVIN CAN WAIT
LIFE IN PIECES
MACGYVER
MADAM SECRETARY
MAN WITH A PLAN
MOM
NCIS
NCIS: LOS ANGELES
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
SCORPION
SUPERIOR DONUTS
SURVIVOR
48 HOURS
60 MINUTES

If you have a keen eye, you’ll notice that the fate of several CBS shows are currently up in the air. Thus far we don’t know if CRIMINAL MINDS, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, CODE BLACK, THE AMAZING RACE, 2 BROKE GIRLS and ELEMENTARY will be renewed.

THE ORIGINALS Extended Season 4 Preview: Klaus and Hope Reunite

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Bad things are happening in New Orleans in the new extended preview for season 4 of THE ORIGINALS. But there’s some good news as well, so let’s tackle that first. After five years of being in a magically-induced coma, Freya, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol were woken up, thanks to Hayley. Now the Mikaelsons are heading back to New Orleans to save Klaus, who has been kept captive by Marcel for all of these years.

According to the preview below, Klaus will be reunited with his siblings and with his daughter. But here’s where the bad comes in: something strange is happening to Hope. And to other children in New Orleans, and it seems like Vincent is in the thick of it.

Elsewhere in the preview we see Cami’s “spirit” guide Klaus and Jason Dohring’s Detective Kinney also pops back up this season.

New episodes of THE ORIGINALS airs on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

What’s Coming to Netflix Canada in April 2017?

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Season 2 of the Netflix original series THE LAST KINGDOM is coming to Netflix Canada in April 2017, as are weekly episodes of season 3 of iZOMBIE, and the first season of GIRLBOSS.

We’re also going to see several Netflix original films, including CASTING JONBENET (a hybrid documentary), SAND CASTLE (starring Nicholas Hoult) and SANDY WEXLER (starring Adam Sandler).

Check out the full list below of what’s coming to (and leaving) Netflix Canada in January 2017.

April 1
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha
After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River
Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.

Across the Universe
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson
An American girl and a British lad fall in love amid the social and political upheaval of the 1960s, in this musical featuring songs by the Beatles.

Don Hemingway
Cast: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke
After finishing a 12-year prison sentence, safecracker Dom Hemingway sets out to collect the money
he’s owed by his former partner in crime.

Downton Abbey – Series 6
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Samantha Bond
Exposing snobbery and machinations of a disappearing class system, this series chronicles the elite
Crawley family and their assorted servants.

Hinterland – Season 2
Cast: Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Hannah Daniel
Forsaking London for the rustic landscapes of Wales, a police detective with a troubled soul finds himself in a place with secrets as dark as his own.

The Other Woman
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
When she finds out that her boyfriend is married and that she’s his mistress, a woman teams up with
the jerk’s wife to get revenge.

Departures – Seasons 1-3
Cast: Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach
This travel series follows friends Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach around the world, chronicling their adventures and the challenges they encounter.

The Human Factor: The Untold Story of the Bombay Film Orchestras
Cast: Gregory D. Booth, Enoch Daniels, Naresh Fernandes
Songs have been an integral part of Indian films. But who were those unseen – and uncredited –
musicians who made up the orchestras that played on those songs and the background scores?

Chuggington – Season 5
Cast: Brigid Harrington, Tony Terraciano, Miles J. Harvey
Follow the adventures of Koko, Wilson and Brewster, three engines-in-training learning to ride the rails of life to become full-fledged chugger!

Dog by Dog
Cast: Bill Smith, Bob Baker
The film exposes the financial connections among America’s unregulated, disreputable puppy mills, big agriculture and Washington’s political elite.

Five Nights in Maine k
Cast: David Oyelowo, Dianne West, Rosie Perez
A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter’s death.

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Cast: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo
This collection includes the acclaimed rock documentary about Metallica, plus a film checking in with the still-thriving group 10 years later.

Midsomer Murders – Series 19
Cast: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson
In this detective drama, a police inspector and his sergeant crack hard-to-solve crimes in the fictional English county of Midsomer.

Pet Fooled
An investigative expose of the inner workings inside the commercial pet food industry, which has went largely unchallenged until now.

Peppa Pig – Season 3-4
Join plucky piglet Peppa and her family and friends for everyday adventures that prove there’s learning and laughter to be had anywhere you look.

Rio 2
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Mann
Blu, Jewel and their three youngsters visit the Amazon, where they find adventure, friends old and new, and even a little danger.

The Lazarus Effect
Cast: Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Bolger
A team of researchers develops a serum that can resurrect the dead, but they soon discover that the
drug causes terrifying side effects.

A Weekend with the Family
Cast: Marques Houston, Karrueche Tran, Wendy Raquel Robinson
A young attorney looks to gain a position at a prestigious law firm while secretly dating his boss
daughter, who he’s hoping to marry; but when his loving girlfriend decides to arrange a surprise family weekend get-together, his plans blow up in his face.

April 4
Chewing Gum – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Cast: Kadiff Kirwan, Michaela Coel, Olisa Odele
Tracey serves up a second season of sexual discovery with plans to find a new boyfriend and forge an
awkward friendship with her ex.

Louis C.K. 2017 – Netflix Original
Louis C.K. is back in 2017 with his thoughts on how we count years, the concept of enduring love, giving dogs drugs, “Magic Mike” and much more.

April 5
De Palma
A documentary about writer and director, Brian De Palma.

iZombie – Season 3 – New Episodes Weekly
Cast: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
A medical student-turned-zombie tries to retain her humanity by eating brains at the morgue and finds she has an uncanny new gift for solving crimes.

April 6
The Last Kingdom – Season 2 – New Weekly Episodes – Netflix Original 
Cast: Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox, David Dawson
While the bloody struggle between Saxons and Vikings engulfs the land, Uhtred sets out to avenge his slain family and reclaim his ancestral home.

Titanic
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Bill Zane
Distraught over her engagement to a cruel millionaire, a young woman falls for a struggling artist as they set sail across the Atlantic.

April 7
Dawn of the Croods – Season 3 – Netflix Original
Cast: Stephanie Lemelin, A.J. LoCascio, Dan Milano
When Grug becomes the first leader of Ahhh! Valley, he must help solve the residents’ many problems, including keeping out the food-stealing Broods.

El Faro De Las Orcas – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Zoe Hochbaum, Osvaldo Santoro, Ana Celentano
A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hopes that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection.

Riverdale – Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly – Netflix Original 
Cast: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Archie’s got an edge. Veronica’s hiding her past. Riverdale is a little darker and a lot more interesting than it was in the days of Archie Comics.

Strike a Pose
Cast: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous
troupe of dancers.

The Get Down – Season 1 Part 2 – Netflix Original
Cast: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen Guardiola
As Zeke wrestles with the dual nature of his life and future, Mylene struggles to define herself as an artist, and Shao continues down a risky path.

Win It All – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Zoe Hochbaum, Osvaldo Santoro, Ana Celentano
A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hopes that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection.

April 8
Almost Adults
Cast: Natasha Negovanlis, Elise Bauman, Justin Gerhard
A film about growing apart when growing up. Two best friends’ relationship strains when one deals with her newfound sexuality and the other with breaking up with her long term boyfriend.

April 9
Mad Max: Fury Road
Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
On a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Max helps a rebellious woman and a band of female prisoners flee
from tyranny, fend off threats and seek their homeland.

April 10
Before I Wake
Cast: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay
A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he
sleeps.

April 11
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s outdoor venue,
Lincoln Financial Field.

April 13
Footloose
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
Kevin Bacon shot to fame as Ren McCormack, a decidedly urban teen who’s transplanted to a small
Midwestern town where dancing is outlawed.

The Chronicles of Riddick
Cast: Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Colm Feore
While caught in the middle of a galactic war waged by the leader of an evil sect, escaped convict Riddick must rescue an old friend from prison.

The Mindy Project – Season 5 Part B 
Cast: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks
A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

April 14
Chelsea – Season 2 – New Episodes Weekly – Netflix Original 
Exciting guests, timely topics, global destinations. Chelsea returns with a fresh new format, bringing her bold perspective to a changed world.

Sandy Wexler – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Terry Crews
Adam Sandler stars as an L.A. talent manager whose diligent attention to his offbeat clients’ careers is tested when he falls for a gifted singer.

April 15
Slam – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Luca Marinelli, Ludovico Tersigni
Teenage Sam dreams of becoming a skateboarding pro, but his life takes a dramatic turn when his
girlfriend gets pregnant.

April 16
Entourage
Cast: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon
In this big-screen sequel to the TV series, Hollywood superstar Vincent Chase makes his directing debut, backed by stressed-out studio president Ari.

April 17
The Light Between Oceans
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Shameless (U.S.) – Season 6
Cast: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin
This dramedy based on a British series center on siblings in a dysfunctional Chicago family who struggle while coping with their alcoholic father.

April 18
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs – Netflix Original
Twins Keith and Kenny Lucas bring their fresh take on stand-up comedy to this Netflix-exclusive set shot at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

April 19
Oklahoma City
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement – including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco – led to it.

April 20
Battleship
Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna
The classic Battleship board game moves to the big screen in this at-sea adventure about defending
planet Earth from a mysterious enemy fleet.

Tropic Thunder
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

April 21
Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Bill Nye hosts a talk show exploring scientific issues from space exploration to fad diets. Guests join for lab demos and myth busting.

Girlboss – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Britt Robertson, Ellie Reed
Rebellious and broke, Sophia stumbles into creating a fashion empire and learns how to be the boss. A comedy series inspired by the best-selling book.

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Personal stories reveal how the intersection of sex, technology and intimate relationships is rewiring us in fundamental ways.

Sand Castle – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Cavill
After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a reluctant soldier’s platoon is dispatched on a dangerous mission to repair a hostile village’s water system.

Tales by Light – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Cast: Darren Jew, Art Wolfe, Krystle Wright
Four intrepid photographers create images that convey the beauty and power of life on planet Earth in Season 2 of this documentary series.

The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show – Season 4 – Netflix Original
Cast: Chris Parnell, Max Charles, Dieter Jansen
Peabody and Sherman must defeat an evil cyborg and fix the course of history. Zaniness continues at the penthouse, and our heroes switch bodies!

Tramps – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten, Michal Vondel
Pulled into a shady deal as the bagman, Danny retrieves the wrong briefcase and winds up on a wild trek with his pretty driver to get the right case.

April 22
Secrets of Underground London
Experts examine the ruins and relics hidden beneath London’s surface, unearthing a Roman
amphitheater, plague pits, air raid shelters and more.

April 24
Big Eyes
Cast: Amy Adams, Christopher Waltz, Danny Huston
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

April 25
Disney’s Queen of Katwe
Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Vir Das: Abroad Understanding – Netflix Original
Impish comic Vir Das tackles nationalism, globalism, good food and bad politics in two crosscut
performances shot in New York and New Delhi.

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared – Netflix Original Film 
On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson left his retirement home and set off on an unexpected journey. His adventure continues in this comic sequel.

April 26
Real Rescues – Seasons 1-3
Cameras follow the work of emergency teams as they respond to medical situations, house fires,
trapped mountain climbers, car accidents and more.

April 27
American Honey
Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LeBeouf, Riley Keough
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a
whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Las Chicas del Cable – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Blanca Suárez, Nadia de Santiago, Ana Fernández
In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with
romance, envy and the modern workplace.

April 28
Casting JonBenet – Netflix Original
Merging community reflections with performances from locals, this hybrid documentary explores the
legacy of the tiny starlet’s shocking murder.

Dear White People – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Cast: Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson
Based on the acclaimed indie film, this series satirizes “post-racial” America as students of color navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college.

Rodney King – Netflix Original Film
In a potent solo show, Roger Guenveur Smith retraces the charged sequence of events between the
police beating of Rodney King and the deadly LA riots.

Small Crimes – Netflix Original Film
Cast: Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
After serving a six-year prison sentence, an ex-cop tries to rebuild his life and reconnect with his family, but he can’t quite shake his dark past.

Last Call – Titles That Will be Rotating off the Service in April 2017

April 1
The Princess Bride
House, M.D. – Seasons 1-8

April 10
Horrible Bosses 2

April 12
Episodes – Seasons 1-4

April 15
House of Lies – Seasons 1-4

April 16
21 & Over

April 19
It Follows

April 28
Cinderella

April 29
The Croods

iZOMBIE Season 3 Preview: Rise of the Zombies

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Liv’s zombie secret is out in season 3 of iZOMBIE. Now that Clive and Peyton are both fully aware of the fact that she and Major are zombies, their little group dynamic will be very different. And not only that, but Liv has become aware that there are far more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed.

Season 3 will really introduce fans to a private military contractor that is actually employing a zombie army — an army that is preparing for the day that humans become aware of zombies. We’re also going to see Major deal with the fallout of being falsely labelled the Choas Killer — he may have been exonerated, but he’s still being shunned.

In a new preview below we also see some of the fun coming our way — including the fact that Major dines on teenage girl brains (which leads to a lot of selfies).

Don’t miss the season premiere of iZOMBIE on Tuesday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

The CW Teasers: A SUPERNATURAL Lead, the LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Finale and More

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What’s coming to The CW the week of April 3? Sam and Dean get a lead on Kelly on SUPERNATURAL, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is ending its season, iZOMBIE is starting season 3 and more. THE FLASH, ARROW, SUPERGIRL and JANE THE VIRGIN won’t be airing new episodes, but there’s plenty more to watch during the week.

Tuesday, April 4

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 2.17 “Aruba”: As the Legends are about to take off for their next destination, a massive timequake rocks the ship. In order to try and fix what has happened, they are forced to break the one cardinal rule of time travel. But if they are able to destroy the spear, they will face the ultimate consequence. Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Rob Seidenglanz directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim.

iZOMBIE 3.01 “Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother”: Liv (Rose McIver) has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed. In fact, there’s a private military contractor employing a small zombie army, and that army is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Major (Robert Buckley) was exonerated for the crimes of the Chaos Killer, but is still considered a pariah. He manages to land a job with the one and only place that will hire him. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) is accused of lying. Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli and Aly Michalka also star. Dan Etheridge directed the episode written by Rob Thomas.

Thursday, April 6

SUPERNATURAL 12.17 “The British Invasion”: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get a lead on Kelly Kline’s (guest star Courtney Ford) whereabouts. Mick (guest star Adam Fergus) drops by the bunker unexpectedly and decides to join the hunt. John Showalter directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner.

RIVERDALE 1.09 “Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion”: Archie (KJ Apa) reluctantly agrees to escort Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping because he gets an offer that could help his future. Archie starts to become skeptical of the real reason the Blossoms are so eager to help him, however he gets some helpful information for Betty (Lili Reinhart) about her sister. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is trying to be nice and unbeknownst to her, befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has hurt. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) is conflicted about telling Fred (Luke Perry) the truth. Meanwhile, Alice (Madchen Amick) is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms once and for all with the help of her two daughters. Cole Sprouse also stars. Lee Rose directed the episode written by James DeWille.

Friday, April 7

THE ORIGINALS 4.04 “Keepers of the House”: Desperate to save her daughter, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) for help uncovering information about the mysterious force that has set its sights on the children of New Orleans. While Klaus (Joseph Morgan) remains behind with Hope (guest star Summer Fontana), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and a reluctant Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) join the hunt, which puts them on a dangerous collision course with an unlikely new threat. Finally, Freya (Riley Voelkel) and Keelin (guest star Christina Moses) must put aside their differences as they embark on a journey that may alter the power dynamic in New Orleans forever. Joseph Morgan directed the episode written by Beau DeMayo & Christopher Hollier.

REIGN 4.08 “Unchartered Waters”: As Mary’s (Adelaide Kane) upcoming wedding looms, a terrible tragedy pushes Mary and Darnley (Will Kemp) apart, forcing Mary to enlist in Catherine’s (Megan Follows) help. Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) encounters a traitor to Spain, who petitions her to support an expedition to the New World. Craig Parker, Spencer MacPherson, Ben Geurens, Rose Williams, Dan Jeannotte, Jonathan Goad and Celina Sinden also star. Fred Gerber directed the episode written by Ben Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt.

NBC Announces Summer Schedule: AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, SNL: WEEKEND UPDATE, THE NIGHT SHIFT and More

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NBC has unveiled its summer schedule, which includes returning shows like AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, as well as the premiere of new shows like MIDNIGHT, TEXAS and SNL: WEEKEND UPDATE.

WORLD OF DANCE — MONDAY, MAY 8 FROM 10-11 P.M. (WITH “THE VOICE” AS ITS LEAD-IN); MOVES TO 10 P.M. TUESDAY, MAY 30 (WITH “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” AS LEAD-IN)
In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism for a life-altering prize of $1 million. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.

Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough will be at the judges table with Jenna Dewan Tatum set as host/mentor.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — TUESDAY, MAY 30 FROM 8-10 P.M. (LIVE SHOWS BEGIN TUESDAY, AUG. 15 FROM 8-10 P.M.; LIVE RESULTS BEGIN WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16 FROM 8-9 P.M.)
Following the show’s most viewed season in five years where the finale came down to 13-year-old singing sensation Grace VanderWaal winning over spellbinding illusionist duo The Clairvoyants,
AMERICA’S GOT TALENTis back for its 12thseason with creator and judge Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, as well as new host Tyra Banks.

THE CARMICHAEL SHOW — WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 AT 9 P.M.
Inspired by the life of comedian Jerrod Carmichael, the series follows Jerrod and his opinionated North Carolina family as they navigate topics that all families face in America today. Jerrod often finds himself debating such issues with his old-school father, Joe (David Alan Grier); his devoutly religious mother, Cynthia (Loretta Devine); his fiancée, Maxine (Amber Stevens West); his social media-loving brother, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery); and Bobby’s outspoken almost-ex-wife, Nekeisha (Tiffany Haddish). And somewhere in the middle of all of their disagreeing is the heart of this family.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR — MONDAY, JUNE 12 FROM 8-10 P.M.
The Emmy Award-nominated AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR returns for its sixth full season on NBC. Matt Iseman is back as host, along with Akbar Gbajabiamila and co-host Kristine Leahy.

This season the show will make stops in Los Angeles, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas; Daytona Beach, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Denver, Colo., before heading to Las Vegas for the national finals.

SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE — MONDAY, JUNE 12 FROM 10-11 P.M.
Inspired by Spartan Race — the creators of the world’s most demanding obstacle course races — SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGEraises the bar on team competitions. Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together to test their determination, endurance and will. Teams of five will compete on one the most demanding courses ever devised and will have to push through the pain to win $250,000.

LITTLE BIG SHOTS: FOREVER YOUNG — WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 FROM 8-9 P.M.
Following up on the success of LITTLE BIG SHOTS, in which kids brought their amazing talents to a primetime audience, LITTLE BIG SHOTS: FOREVER YOUNG is where young-at-heart seniors will showcase their hidden talents, vibrant personalities and incredible wisdom.

The comedy/variety series, from Warner Horizon Television, will be executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and series host Steve Harvey.

THE WALL — THURSDAY, JUNE 22 FROM 8-9 P.M.
With more than $12 million on the line every night, and up to $3 million on a drop at four-stories high, THE WALLwas built for one purpose — to change everyday people’s lives in an instant.

Hosted and executive produced by actor, comedian, author and TV personality Chris Hardwick, THE WALL offers a pair of deserving teammates life-altering cash prizes. The rules are simple: Get a question correct and a green ball will fall down the wall and add the value of the slot to the players’ winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball will fall and deduct the value from the team. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize.

THE NIGHT SHIFT — THURSDAY, JUNE 22 FROM 9-10 P.M.
Doctors, nurses and the medical staff at San Antonio Memorial Hospital will be busier than ever during the fourth season of the fast-paced medical drama THE NIGHT SHIFT

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS — TUESDAY, JULY 25 FROM 10-11 P.M.
Based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired “True Blood”), MIDNIGHT, TEXAS stars François Arnaud (“The Borgias”) as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of Midnight’s local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, “Orphan Black”); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, “Luke Cage”); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, “The Vampire Diaries”); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight’s secrets having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, “Sex and the City”); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, “True Blood”); Creek, an aspiring writer with big dreams (Sarah Ramos, “Parenthood”); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, who can’t resist the pull of a full moon (Yul Vazquez, “Captain Phillips”).

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT — MONDAY, AUG. 7 FROM 10-11 P.M.
HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, hosted by Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch, returns for a fifth season with celebrities such as Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley from THIS IS US, and Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash and Nico Santos from SUPERSTORE, as well as Michael Bolton, NE-YO, Natalie Morales, Mike Colter, Chris Hardwick, Margaret Cho, Gabby Douglas, Matt Iseman, Taye Diggs, RuPaul and many more who will join in the fun as they face off in hilarious party games.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE — THURSDAY, AUG. 10 FROM 9-9:30 P.M.
NBC is bringing a late-night institution to primetime with a four-episode order for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE The half-hour telecast will feature “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che. Additional SNL cast members will also make appearances.

MARLON — WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16 FROM 9-10 P.M. (BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES WITH LEAD-IN OF “AGT” LIVE RESULTS SHOWS)
Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans (“In Living Color,” “Scary Movie”), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first — even if he’s the biggest kid of all.

What’s Coming to Amazon in April 2017?

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Season 3 of CATASTROPHE is coming to Amazon in April 2017, as is a new season of BOSCH and the Hugh Hefner documentary AMERICAN PLAYBOY.

Amazon Prime – TV
April 4
Tumble Leaf Spring-a-ling Surprise (Special) (Amazon Original)

April 7
American Playboy (Amazon Original)

April 14
Fortitude Season 2

April 21
Bosch Season 3 (Amazon Original)
Thirteen Season 1
Thunderbirds Are Go Season 3 (Amazon Original)

April 28
Catastrophe Season 3 (Amazon Original)

April 30
Animal Kingdom Season 1

Amazon Prime – Movies
April 1
Almost Famous
Chaplin
Days of Thunder
Eddie Murphy Raw
Election
Ella Enchanted
Kiss the Girls
Mulholland Falls
Robocop
Robocop 2
Saturday Night Fever
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Sliver
The Ghost and the Darkness
There Will Be Blood
Tommy Boy
What If

April 2
Hello, My Name is Doris

April 4
The Last Exorcism
Precious Cargo

April 8
Barbershop: The Next Cut

April 9
In a World
The Perfect Match

April 13
The Handmaiden (Amazon Original)

April 14
The Love Witch

April 21
American Pastoral

April 27
American Honey

Amazon Video – TV
April 3
The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 2

April 4
Southern Charm Season 4

April 6
Archer Season 8

April 11
Better Call Saul Season 3

April 20
Fargo Season 3

Amazon Video – Movies
April 4
Office Christmas Party (available for purchase 3/21)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (available for purchase 3/24)

April 11
Hidden Figures

12 MONKEYS Renewed for a Fourth and Final Season by Syfy

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The third season of 12 MONKEYS hasn’t premiered yet, but Syfy has renewed the show for a fourth season. Here’s the catch, however: season 4 will be the show’s last.

In addition, Syfy has announced that season 3 of 12 MONKEYS will premiere on May 19 and the show will air its entire 10 episode third season over the span of 3 days — four episodes will air on May 19 and then three episodes each will air on the next two nights.

“12 MONKEYS has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where Terry takes us with the final chapter of this fabulous story in the fourth season.”

Season 4 will also consist of 10 episodes but it likely won’t premiere until 2018.

Warner Bros TV at WonderCon: RIVERDALE, TIME AFTER TIME, LUCIFER and More

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WonderCon is nearly upon us and Warner Bros Television is bringing six of its shows to Anaheim at the end of March.

Here’s the full details of all the WBTV panels:

Friday, March 31
2:45–3:45 p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Unlock the mystery of Riverdale and leave your innocence behind. Join stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick and Marisol Nichols, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what may look like a quiet, sleepy town. While new details of Jason Blossom’s death emerge, tension grows between the Riverdale High students, as Jughead’s connection to the Southside Serpents is revealed. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. Arena

3:30-4:30 p.m. Time After Time Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Time After Time makes its WonderCon debut to give fans the scoop on the suspenseful new drama and a sneak peek at what lies ahead in the first season. Who will gain control of the Time Machine? Will H.G.’s and John’s goals become aligned? What is Project Utopia? Will Vanessa discover Griffin’s betrayal? Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with executive producer Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following) and series stars Josh Bowman (Revenge, Make It or Break It, Holby City, Level Up, So Undercover), Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6) and Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food, Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, Almost Christmas). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC. Arena

Saturday, April 1
3:15–4:15 p.m. Riverdale Exclusive Screening of Brand New Episode — A WonderCon exclusive! Don’t miss a special advance screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale, airing Thursday, April 6 (9/8c The CW). Entitled “La Grande Illusion,” the episode will feature a special appearance by Shannon Purser (“Barb” from Stranger Things) as Ethel Muggs, and we uncover more secrets about the long-standing family feud between the Blossoms and the Coopers. Plus, Betty’s relationship with Polly faces additional challenges and Archie finds himself oddly entangled with Cheryl Blossom. Arena

Sunday, April 2
12:00–1:00 p.m. Teen Titans Go! All-New Episode and Q&A — WonderCon attendees GO! to this panel and be ready for a fun afternoon with your favorite teen DC Super Heroes. Producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath and Peter Michail will join voice actor Greg Cipes to screen an all-new episode and answer your questions about all things Titans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Friday evenings at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Room 300AB

1:00–2:00 p.m. Justice League Action All-New Episode and Q&A — Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, as each 11-minute episode has lightning-fast action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes is up to any challenge. Voice cast members P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Rachel Kimsey (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare) and Jason J. Lewis (Halo 5: Guardians), voice director Wes Gleason, along with producers Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and Butch Lukic (Justice League), will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays mornings at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network. Room 300AB

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — If you thought all hell broke loose when Lucifer arrived in the City of Angels, just imagine how things will heat up in his absence. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to see what’s in store for Chloe Decker and the Devil himself after his mysterious departure in the midseason finale. Join us for a sizzling sneak peek at the second half of season two, followed by a Q&A with stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, DB Woodside and executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns with all-episodes on May 1, airing Mondays at 9/8c on FOX. Arena

1:45–2:45 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A — As Gotham City descends into anarchy, join the hit show as it returns to WonderCon to give fans the scoop on all the shocking moments in store for the remainder of season three. With Penguin out of the picture, and a power grab taking place, who will become the new leader of the Gotham underworld? How will Nygma’s embrace of his Riddler persona alter the balance of power, and will any of it matter when the Court of Owls reveals its plans for the city? All will be judged! Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns April 24 with all-new episodes airing Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Arena

CBS Announces Summer Premiere Dates: BIG BROTHER, ZOO and More

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CBS is bringing back staple shows like BIG BROTHER and ZOO to its summer schedule, along with the new event series SALVATION. SALVATION centers on tech superstar Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe), “who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.”

Here’s what you need to know about the network’s new summer 2017 schedule:

Wednesday, June 28
8:00-10:00 p.m. BIG BROTHER (Two-Hour Season Premiere)

Thursday, June 29
9:00-10:00 p.m. BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. ZOO (Third Season Premiere)

Sunday, July 2
8:00-9:00 p.m. BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)

Wednesday, July 5
8:00-9:00 p.m. BIG BROTHER (Regular Wednesday Time Period Premiere)

Sunday, July 9
8:00-9:00 p.m. BIG BROTHER
9:00-10:00 p.m. CANDY CRUSH (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Summer Schedule NTP)

Wednesday, July 12
8:00-9:00 p.m. BIG BROTHER
9:00-10:00 p.m. SALVATION (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS (Summer Schedule NTP)