On TV Tonight: Monday May 30, 2016

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC The Bachelorette Mistresses
CBS Scorpion Person of Interest
CW Memorial Day (Movie)
FOX So You Think You Can Dance Houdini & Doyle
NBC Stanley Cup Finals Game 1: Sharks at Penguins
MISC American Dad (TBS) Roots (A&E, History, Lifetime)
The Detour (TBS)
12 Monkeys (Syfy)
Top Gear (BBC America)
Hunters (Syfy)
Turn (AMC)
Scream (11PM MTV)

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SCREAM: Watch the First 7 Minutes of Season 2

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The killer was unmasked at the end of SCREAM’s first season. It turned out that Piper, the daughter of Brandon James and Emma’s mother Maggie, had been targeting Emma and her friends/loved ones because she was angry that her half-sister got the life she always wanted. After nearly killing Emma, Piper was shot and killed by both Audrey and Emma. Now, three months later, Emma is finally returning to Lakewood after a period of healing.

Naturally, because this is SCREAM, that healing period won’t last, because there are many more secrets yet to be revealed. For example, was Audrey actually working with Piper as the end of season 1 indicated? And — more importantly — who is behind the newest rash of killings in town? The show will be introducing six new regular or recurring characters in season 2 and we have to wonder how each of them will add to the town’s mysteries (read about them here).

Watch the first seven minutes of the new season below. SCREAM returns for its second season tonight (May 30) at 11:00 p.m. ET on MTV.

PERSON OF INTEREST Sneak Peek: We Begin the Final Five Episodes

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Last week we had a three-fer: three episodes of PERSON OF INTEREST. This week, we’re back to two, as CBS begins its last five episodes in the “final chapter” of this excellent series.

Monday, Samaritan continued its mental assault on Shaw, attempting to learn where Finch and his team keeps The Machine while also trying to convince her that Samaritan is really the good guy in the battle between machines. Meanwhile, Reese and Finch crashed a wedding to protect the groom. The real person of interest ended up being the wedding photographer, who had inadvertently taken photos of the billionaire father’s race horse being doped. The highlight of the event was Finch, disguised as an uncle from Ireland said to have a voice as clear as Irish spring waters, asked to sing at the reception — not so much. And Detective Fusco continued his solo search for missing persons, finding them in an abandoned tunnel that exploded around him and ending up in the hospital.

Tuesday provided two episodes.

In the first, Root appeared first as a bad-ass ballerina and then a grinning historical re-enactment butter-churner before getting an assignment to protect a conspiracy theory radio show host. He had detected a code underlying the station’s signal, which brought him to the attention of Samaritan, which was using the signal to disguise communications. And that required kick-ass backup from Reese. Fusco was finally released from the hospital, but first handed in his team phone, tired of being kept in the dark and getting no respect.

In the second, Reese was assigned a business traveler who diverted from an air flight to visit a hospital and was diagnosed with the flu. When it was discovered the injection given him was tainted with Asian flu that created a new super flu, Finch joined Reese in locking down the hospital and finding who had tainted the medicine. Meanwhile, Fusco was tracking down the driver who might have delivered the dead bodies to the tunnel he’d found, tracing him to the hospital. Turned out the driver was working for Samaritan and was supposed to infect the two doctors on duty, and in trying to stop him, Fusco got infected. Root came to the rescue, finding a local medical supply house with an antidote. At the same time, Shaw was resisting one more attempt by Samaritan to convince her to join up with them, eventually trying to confuse her between reality and her virtual-reality experiences. In the end, Shaw was no easy victim and she shot the Samaritan agent and escaped. The big reveal here was that all this time, Shaw had been held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

So where does that lead us to this week?

On Monday (May 30), looks like Reese and Fusco will have to work together again, despite Fusco requesting a new partner last week. Seems the mysterious criminal mastermind “The Voice” will make a return appearance, trapping the two in their own precinct with a bevy of armed gang members and a new person of interest. Oh, bother! Root will have a shocking discovery to deal with. I’m sure somewhere in here, Shaw will turn up.

Finch becomes the person of interest on Tuesday (May 31) when his cover is blown through a fatal error, setting off a number of increasingly dangerous encounters with Samaritan agents. Cue the chase scenes? This will be PERSON OF INTEREST’s 100th episode, making it prime for syndication — congratulations POI!

From here on out we settle into a regular weekly schedule, with only one episode a week. Enjoy them while they last.

See our video clip below and watch PERSON OF INTEREST at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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GAME OF THRONES 6.06 Recap: Ghosts from the Past

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On tonight’s GAME OF THRONES, I was truly hoping for a bloody battle, arguing, anger, something. Between Jon and Sansa reuniting, two dead direwolves, Jorah finally confessing his love, and Hodor holding the door, I cannot handle any more emotions episode after episode. Give me some blood and guts, something people. Stop making me cry!

We open this episode with Meera struggling to carry Bran through the windy, snowing forest as he is warging through the past (his fall, the Mad King, the Night’s King, the death of his family, etc.). He finally awakens to tell Meera “they found us” as she cries and says she’s so sorry. A mysterious figure on horseback arrives in the nick of time to kill the white walkers. He takes them on his horse and runs away.

Later, the stranger makes food for Meera and Bran. He tells her the three-eyed raven sent for him. She tells him the three-eyed raven is dead and he says the three-eyed raven lives again. When Bran awakens, he asks the stranger who he is…turns out it’s Uncle Benjen!

Sam and Gilly

They are in a carriage riding toward Sam’s home, with Sam very nervous. Once they arrive at the estate, his mom and sister warmly greet him. He introduces them to Gilly and little Samwell.

That evening, Gilly comes out wearing one of Sam’s sister’s dinner dresses and he proudly escorts her to dinner. The dinner, however, is awkward as Sam’s father glares at him during the meal and no one speaks until Sam tries to make light conversation. Randyll puts down Sam, calling him useless and fat, when Gilly defends him. Gilly ends up telling everyone at the table where she is from and that she is a wildling. Sam’s mother and sister leave the table with Gilly, upset. Later, Sam gives a tearful goodbye to Gilly and the baby…only to return a few moments later saying they are all leaving, he won’t leave them there. He takes his family sword from over the fireplace as they walk out.

The High Sparrow

Tommen is in the sept with the High Sparrow, talking about Margaery’s walk of atonement. The High Sparrow offers Tommen a chance to see Margaery and they run into each other’s arms. The way Margaery is talking, it looks like she might have drank the kool-aid; Tommen is dumbfounded.

In the streets of King’s Landing, the army of Mace Tyrell meets Jaime as they march towards the septor where the High Sparrow gives a speech to a crowd, with Margaery and the sparrows lining the steps. The Queen of Thorns emerges from a cascade. The High Sparrow announces there will be no walk of atonement as Queen Margaery has already atoned for her sins by bringing Tommen into the true light of the Seven. Tommen walks out with the King’s Guard and the High Sparrow announces a new era of truce between the Crown and the faith, as Jaime shakes his head.

Later, Tommen strips Jaime as commander of the King’s Guard. Tommen tells Jaime he wants Jaime to go deal with the Blackfish. Jaime tells Cersei later that he’s not going to Riverrun, he’s going to give Bronn a huge bag of gold to kill the High Sparrow. Cersei encourages him to go to Riverrun and take the castle back. She says when she has her trial, she will do a trial by combat and she has the Mountain.

Walder Frey

That old GAME OF THRONES enemy sits at a table reprimanding his sons/guards for letting the Blackfish take back Riverrun. He tells his sons to take it back regardless (and they mention the Brotherhood with Banners rallying the people against the Freys). Walder tells them to remind the Blackfish who got wed at the Red Wedding as Edmure Tully is brought into the hall in chains.  Walder tells Edmure he’s finally going home.

Arya

Still watching the silly play about the current history of King’s Landing, Arya witnesses the poisoning death of Joffrey as she grins and laughs. While the play moves on to Tyrion shooting Tywin, Arya poisons the rum bottle of the actress she is supposed to be “taking care of” for the House of Black and White. The actress and Arya strike up a conversation and before the actress can drink the poisoned wine, Arya knocks it out of her hands, pointing to the younger actress and calling her out as the one who wants the more experienced actress dead. The Girl With No Name happens to be in the back watching this whole exchange.

When Arya leaves the theater, she returns to the place where she first entered Braavos, to the rocks where she hid Needle. The Girl With No Name goes to tell Jaqen and gives the Girl permission to kill her as she smirks and walks away. Arya returns to her cave/bed but she tucks Needle in beside her before blowing out the lamp.

Daenerys

The Unburnt Queen leads her Dothraki army as she asks Daario how many ships would it take to get her soldiers and Dothraki to Westeros? He tells her a thousand and no one has that; she says no one has that yet. The plan is to go to Meereen and then on to Westeros. Daenerys tells them all to wait there as she leaves. After a while, Drogon appears in the sky with Daenerys on his back to the amazement of everyone on the ground. She gives a rousing speech to the Dothraki to follow her across the sea and give her the Seven Kingdoms.

My Thoughts

As I watch GAME OF THRONES at an earlier time (then again later with my husband), he sometimes watches my facial expressions. When I take the headphones off, he looks questioning at me, though he knows I won’t give spoilers. I told him tonight, “Shock and awe, that’s what this season is about.”

I am happy to see Arya getting back to being Arya. I was beyond excited to see Walder Frey and hear the words “Brotherhood without Banners” because, in my mind, my book world may be meeting up with my TV world where in a perfect world Lady Stoneheart will be coming for Walder Frey. Please, someone make that happen!  Oh, and while they’re at it, I wish someone would knock the smirk off of the High Sparrow as well.

Edmure and Benjen…two faces I did not think I would see again as it has been many, many, many seasons since we last saw them. Now, if only Gendry would land somewhere and get out of that boat he’s been in for years now, he could meet up with his old pal Arya on her way to Winterfell.

Don’t miss the next episode of GAME OF THRONES on June 5th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Canada.

GAME OF THRONES Preview: Ramifications

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After last week’s heart-wrenching episode of GAME OF THRONES, the preview for episode six looks somewhat tamer. However, I no longer trust that as every episode has been building and building in momentum since we started this season.

Alas, here are the little tidbits we get from the episode six trailer:

Meera Apologizes. We start this teaser out with Meera hysterically apologizing to Bran, for leaving Hodor no doubt. Bran looks to still be warging and has to be consumed with guilt.

Meet the Parents. Sam returns to his homeland with Gilly, who questions Sam on whether he told his parents she is a wildling. It looks like a very uncomfortable dinner that night.

The Showdown. The ultimate battle not having to do with the Iron Throne looks to be set in motion with the High Sparrow standing on the steps of the sept, with Margaery and the septa of “Shame” fame, as his sparrows line the steps. Jaime arrives, with Cersei’s encouragement, with what looks like all of King’s Landing’s army, prepared to fight.

The Rightful Queen. Daenerys and Daario are riding at the front of a very large Dothraki army as she states to him that she takes what is hers.

Be sure to tune in for the next episode of GAME OF THRONES tonight (May 29) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Canada.

On TV Tonight: Sunday May 29, 2016

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Movie)
CBS Undercover Boss (R) Madam Secretary (R) Elementary (R)
FOX Nascar Sprint Cup Series: From Motor Speedway
HBO Game of Thrones Silicon Valley/Veep
NBC The Carmichael Show America Ninja Warrior: All Stars
MISC The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
National Memorial Day Concert (PBS)
Food Network Star (Food)
SHO House of Lies Penny Dreadful

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On TV Tonight: Friday May 27, 2016

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC 500 Questions Shark Tank (R) 20/20
CBS Undercover Boss (R) Hawaii Five=0 (R) Blue Bloods (R)
CW Masters of Illusion (R) Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)
FOX The Simpsons (R) Coupled (R)
NBC Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon Dateline NBC
Misc Bloodline Season 2 (Netflix) Chef’s Table Season 2 (Netflix) Wynonna Earp (Syfy)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

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BONES Redux: Our Top 5 Moments from “The Strike in the Chord”

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Hey, Bones fans! Okay, some of the Bones cold opens have been really gross, but a bunch of rats feasting on a corpse was not the best after-dinner vision. Here are your Bones Top Five Moments!

Parker Exists!
Well, sort of. It’s the middle of the night for B&B, and they Skype with Parker in London, It seems Booth has planned an adventure for the two of them hiking the Appalachian trail. As they start to talk about it, Parker says his ride is there early to take him to school. So much for family bonding time. Parker also manages to look super uncomfortable even with only ten seconds of conversation.
The cause for all of the awkwardness is discovered in Parker’s Skype call to Brennan. Goodness but she’s suddenly the go-to sensitive and understanding one. Anyway, he got into this awesome creative writing program at Oxford, and he doesn’t know how to tell Dad he’d rather do that. He enlists Brennan for help. It’s kind of cute how he consistently calls her Bones.
She does tell Booth who seems to not understand why Parker would throw away a summer of fun to do work. But Booth does come around when he sees a sample of Parker’s writing and declares it better than Brennan’s, who of course disagrees. He also says life is to be enjoyed. When Brennan asks if he’s worried Parker will turn out like her, he says if that happens, he’ll be the proudest dad ever. Awww…

New Squintern Sammy Mills?
Things do not go well from the start. She seems star-struck and only parrots back what Brennan says by rephrasing it in simpler terms. I must say Brennan is hugely patient and does try to draw her out in ways that don’t insult her but basically tells Mills to get a mind of her own.

The situation is further complicated when Mills jumps to a conclusion. Rut roh. Hodgins tries to warn her, but Mills announces proudly “I found cause of death!” as she waves around the bone. Brennan is going to lose it on her soon. And sure enough when all she does is kiss butt, Brennan again has to remind her to have an original thought.

When she does get one, she calls Cam to tell her. Sammy hasn’t even seen the worst of Brennan. And maybe she never will. Brennan points out a number of mistakes she made, said it delayed the progress of the investigation, and she’s fired.

Surprisingly, Brennan’s not horribly cruel about it and when Mills cries, puts an arm around her and says There, there” even if it is stilted and awkward. Hodgins and Angela try to go to bat for Sammy, since she cleaned up around the lab during her work-study program and they considered her a friend, but it’s no use. I’m with Brennan on this one. I don’t even know how they would put Sammy in a lab with Brennan, since I probably could have done a better job, and she’s not known to suffer fools gladly. Bye, Sammy!

Corpse of the Week
He’s Scott Hill, a sophomore.

Cam is pretty excited to be at the Lynwood University bio lab, and since it doesn’t have to do with food or video games, Aubrey has his serious face on to remind Cam they’re on the job. And, ew! I guess the rats ate themselves to bursting while feasting on Scott. Is there an eating disorder program for the poor critters?

But the answer might lie in that they were being starved for Pavlovian conditioning, so the killer thought it would be a good body dump location. This is getting grosser by the minute. And after Cam makes a crack about how the sound of a bell can make rats do pretty much anything due to their tiny little brains, all of the teams’ phones go off, and they hurriedly grab them to take a look. WAH WAH. At least they seem to understand the irony.

When Booth and Aubrey visit Scott’s roomie, McKay, and he’s told Scott’s dead, his “That’s awful” doesn’t even have the emotion you’d summon for describing a bad meal. But he has finals, you know, so he has more important things on his mind. Apparently they didn’t get in each other’s way, since Scott spent all of his time with The Whippersnaps, which Aubrey identifies as an a cappella group.

When Aubrey shows off his research skills regarding The Whippersnaps, for some reason Booth turns into a luddite who announces the Internet is for social idiots, while the art of bowling is for people on a higher plane…because Aubrey looked up facts about the case they’re working on. So…what’s your point, Booth?

Anyway, A&B enter the Whipperspace where the group is practicing a lovely rendition of “After Midnight.” But when they’re done the leader, Jake, goes on a power trip, while others point out he needs to get his diva hand under control. Ummm…simmer down, guys.

Booth breaks up the slamfest with his shiny shield. Seems Jakey took Scott’s place, and once Scott’s name is mentioned, the two guys Jake was screaming at, Ted and Julian, both immediately accuse Jake of murder.

So, poor Scott can’t get any love, as the guys in his group promptly forgot about him five minutes after he was gone, what with the National Collegiate A Cappella Competition coming up, they don’t have time for this murder stuff. Why is nobody at least concerned for their own safety amid all of this self-centeredness?
By the way, Aubrey is fanboying all over the place, so we can add a cappella singing to his list of stuff he loses his mind over, and maybe he can stop looking down on Cam.

Jake also didn’t have time to report Scott missing and just stepped in to take his place. Plus, Scott dying is a real inconvenience, since they lost a tenor right before nationals.

Was Scott a horrible person, or was it everyone he surrounded himself with?

Jake turns A&B onto Ian Johnson, Scott’s ex-best friend and member of the Whippersnaps until Scott kicked him out. Ian was a legacy, I guess, since his dad was not only a part of the Whippersnaps but a former director. He’s now a lawyer and insists on being present for the interrogation of Ian.

Ian says Scott kicked him out of the group, because he wasn’t cutting it, but after hearing Ian’s voice, I can say Scott was either tone deaf or had some nefarious shenanigans going on. Aubrey agrees. Ian goes on to say that Scott was keeping secrets.

If you might have guessed, Aubrey knows more about this singing stuff than just looking it up on the internet. He whisper-confesses to Angela he used to sing a cappella in college in a way others might admit to something much more embarrassing they did during their college years. But, you know, he has a manly rep to protect. Anyway, as a result of his musical knowledge, he’s able to identify the arrangements Scott was doing were original and amazing and not at all having to do with the Whippersnaps’ current arrangements. He convinces Angela that whatever Scott was going through, will show up in his music.

Sure enough, they find a For Liz playlist and capture footage of Scott and Liz going into a closet together. A&B go to visit Liz, and aaaand…suddenly I’m in the movie Pitch Perfect with a female group, The Ginger Snaps, singing a cappella, only with gyrations. Also, that closet action wasn’t as sexy as it sounds. Aubrey realizes those arrangements were for Liz. Scott wanted her to join their group, which is why he kicked out Ian. Seems she could hit a note Ian couldn’t. Scott wanted more press at nationals and figured the novelty of the first girl to join the Whippersnaps would get them attention.

So, this meant they were both screwing over their respective groups. Not only that, but a month previously, Scott and five other members of the Whippersnaps came down with an unidentifiable strep-like infection that was created in the lab at the university.

A member of the Gingersnaps, Esther, is a research fellow at the lab. She apparently added a secret disease ingredient to her lip gloss and set about kissing multiple members of the Whippersnaps but knew nothing of Liz’s defection. She just wanted the awesome gigs they were getting. She goes on to say that even if Scott wanted to have Liz join the group, the bylaws prohibit it. When Aubrey points out that as director Scott would have been able to change them, he’s corrected. Ian’s father, the head of the Whippersnap Alumni Foundation, is the only one who could do that.

Anyway, Esther used her best “negotiation tactics” on Mr. Johnson, because she wanted to become a Whippersnap, and by that I’m sure she means she used everything in her seduction arsenal. But Mr. Johnson wasn’t having it.

Mr. J does admit to manhandling Scott, because he threatened to change the name of the group to the WHIPPERSNAPPERS if Mr. J didn’t make Liz part of their group. Oh, the horror! But that’s as far as it went. Sooo…Mr. J directs them back to Julian and Ted. You remember them, right? Anyway, they were more qualified to become director, but Scott blackmailed them about buying term papers.

The arrest of Julian and Ted brings on Julian’s lament that he cried at the end of Legally Blonde 2, so no way could he be a murderer. The interrogation includes blubbering and babbling, and how awesome Scott was as a director, so it worked out for the best. Hey, Scott even shared his anti-anxiety meds with Julian! Anyway, the ladder in the Whipperspace practice room doesn’t match the marks on Scott, so they get to sing another day.

Solving the Case
Hodgins finds traces of meteorite in Scott’s skull. As it turns out, Scott’s “distraught” roomie, McKay, is an astrophysics major with a focus on geology. It’s always the quiet ones, right? So, McKay was the one on the anti-anxiety meds. He had a presentation to give for the astronomy fellowship and needed his meds, but since Scott had stolen them, he had a full-on panic attack and lost the fellowship. He threw the meteorite at Scott’s head, Scott stumbled, grabbed bookcase, and it fell on him and killed him. But instead of calling the police, McKay made the guy rat food.

Cranky Hodgins is Back
Oh boy. Seems Hodgins secretly contacted a surgeon, Emil Hoffman, who is doing experimental surgery for nerve regeneration. If you were expecting Angela to jump for joy over this news, you’d be wrong. And it’s unfortunate we get a glimpse of the belligerent, jerky Hodgins we’ve been seeing for the past few weeks. He’s upset Angela isn’t happy for him and announces it’s his decision alone to make.

Angela finds out that one of Dr. Hoffman’s patients died in surgery. During this whole time, Hodgins has been bottle feeding and taking amazing care of the surviving rats, even giving them a luxurious condo. Angela points out that he cares more for the rats than himself, and the other ones all died because they were poked and prodded, so does he want to do the same to himself? Hodgins does come to his senses and agrees with her, so it took him a shorter time to go back to his old self. WHEW.

In the end, Booth gathers everyone to his house. He has a video tape? of Aubrey at the 2001 National Collegiate A Cappella Championship, courtesy of Mr. Johnson. I guess since Booth is old school he might own a VCR (look it up, kids). Any self-respecting luddite would. Aubrey has hair up to the ceiling and a really nice bowtie. They all rib him good-naturedly.

And so closes another Bones chapter. See you next episode!

Afternoon Static: THE MIDDLE, SILICON VALLEY, ROOTS & More!

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WESTWORLD, DIVORCE, INSECURE and HIGH MAINTENANCE Set for Fall Debuts at HBO

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HBO has confirmed that four new shows will be receiving fall debuts: WESTWORLD, DIVORCE, INSECURE and HIGH MAINTENANCE. However, the premium channel hasn’t yet announced specific dates. Here’s what we know about the shows:

The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD (ten episodes) is “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.” The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, 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. The show is inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

The half-hour comedy series DIVORCE (ten episodes) stars Sarah Jessica Parker, who also serves as an executive producer, as Frances, “a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.” The show also stars Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

The half-hour comedy series INSECURE (eight episodes), starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, “looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations.”

The half-hour comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE (six episodes) follows a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city. The show stars Ben Sinclair as “The Guy,” a “friendly pot dealer whose clients include an eccentric group of characters, revealing the dynamics of their lives. From the unexpected and offbeat to the predictable and mundane, the series provides a glimpse into the daily routines of the customers and how they light things up”.