Monday, April 29th
The Big C: Hereafter, miniseries premiere at 10pm on Showtime
– Golden Globe winner Laura Linney gives the performance of her career starring as cancer-stricken Cathy Jamison in this 4-episode miniseries that brings closure to the hit dramedy after 3 seasons. We’ve come full circle with Cathy’s story – from her desire to live life to the fullest, to her realization that she’s never felt more alive. Now more than ever, with her friends and family at her side, Cathy is up to the challenge of living every day as if it were her last. We pick up with Cathy, depressed by her own powerlessness, deciding whether to start chemo treatments that offer her, at best, another year.
Tuesday, April 30th
Inside Amy Schumer, series premiere at 10:30pm on Comedy Central
– The self-described “series of embarrassing episodes” is a new series featuring Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind, as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews.
Wednesday, May 1st
Family Tools, series premiere at 8:30pm on ABC
– Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer) has never had much luck when it comes to his career. In the Police Academy, he accidentally shot himself. In the Army, he accidentally shot someone else. And seminary school didn’t work out so well when he started suggesting “punch ups” for the Bible. But Jack is forced to put his constantly-changing dreams on hold when his dad Tony (JK Simmons), has a heart attack and is forced to retire from his hometown handyman business. Now, armed with big dreams, power tools and a slacker assistant, Darren (Edi Gathegi), Jack becomes the new Mr. Jiffy-Fix. But it’s not easy: Jack has a tendency to bite off more than he can chew and it doesn’t help that his dad is always looking over his shoulder. But if Jack can find his sea legs, with a little help from his family including his forceful and outspoken Aunt Terry (Leah Remini), his teenage cousin, Mason (Johnny Pemberton), and Darren’s flrty sister, Stitch (Danielle Nicolet) he just might finally make his father proud
Thursday, May 2nd
Big Time Rush, season premiere at 8pm on Nickelodeon
– Life is about to change big time for four best friends from Minnesota. One day they’re playing hockey and trying to pass math, and the next they’re on their way to L.A. to become the newest pop sensation. It may seem like a dream, but trading hockey sticks for hair and make-up isn’t always easy. Do they have what it takes to make it in the music biz? Will celebrity life change them forever? And where will they practice their flip shots anyway? The hit series about an overnight teenage boy band sensation is back for another season of singing and selfies!
The Show With Vinny, series premiere at 10pm on MTV
– Part talk, part reality, The Show With Vinny is MTV’s way of riding the Jersey Shore gravy train as far as it can possibly go…and then a little further. This unique brand of interview show features Vinny, his crazy family, and whichever celebrity guest happens to stop by that day. The combination of Vinny’s celebrity status from being on Jersey Shore and his naturally inquisitive personality allows him to get the biggest names in movies, music, sports, viral videos, and reality tv to come in. Vinny will go where other talk shows don’t go or don’t have the guts to go aka Karma. While Vinny loves inviting people into his world, he also loves becoming a part of someone else’s — that’s why he’s just as comfortable heading to a guest’s house and hanging out on their turf as he is bringing them on to his in Staten Island. Don’t be surprised if you see a famous musician stopping by to have a big fat Italian Sunday dinner with Vinny’s family in Staten Island or if Vinny heads out with an actress while she goes to set. It’s Vinny’s world and you’re about to become a part of it.
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, series premiere at 10:30pm on MTV
– Comedian Bo Burnham stars in this new scripted comedy series as Zach Stone, a fresh-out-of-high school teenager who opts to pursue a life of fame and stardom instead of attending college. The series follows Zach, who hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest become an over-night celebrity — even though he possesses no real talent. From Zach’s attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist to purposefully going missing, he’ll try any avenue to get noticed and stop at nothing until he reaches fame. Chaos, awkwardness and embarrassment ensue in this clever and timely series that serves as a comedic send-up of today’s current culture of instant celebrity.
Saturday, May 4th
America’s Cutest Cat, series premiere at 9pm on Animal Planet
– With viral videos of the craziest and quirkiest cats a mere mouse-click away, Animal Planet settles the cuteness debate by counting down the top five videos in eight pre-determined categories, such as “Are You Talking to Meow?” and “Copy Cats.” Taking into consideration online views and commentary from Animal Planet personalities and feline experts, the top cats from each category will then square off to determine the undisputed cutest cat.