Tag Archive: Celebrity Ghost Stories

Sunday, October 23rd

Once Upon A Time, series premiere at 8pm on ABC

– ABC’s new fairytale series is, at its core, a story about hope. Emma Swan’s (Jennifer Morrison, How I Met Your Mother) life has been anything but a fairytale. A 28-year-old bail bondsperson, she’s been taking care of herself since she was abandoned as a baby. But when Henry—the son she gave up 10 years ago—finds her, everything changes. Henry is desperate for his mom’s help and thinks that Emma is actually the long, lost daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin, Big Love) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas). Yes, the actual Snow White and Prince Charming. Even stranger, Henry believes that Storybrooke, the sleepy New England town he calls home, is really part of a curse cast by the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), freezing fairytale characters in the modern world with no memory of their former selves. Of course the seen-it-all Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she gets to Storybrooke, she can’t help sensing that everything’s not quite what it seems. As Henry shows Emma around with the help of his fairytale book, the town, and its inhabitants like Henry’s therapist Archie Hopper and the enigmatic Mr. Gold, seem just strange enough to set off her already suspicious nature. She becomes even more concerned for Henry when she meets his adopted mother, Regina, who he suspects is none other than the Evil Queen herself! Storybrooke is a place where magic has been forgotten—but is still powerfully close—and happily ever after seems just out of reach. In order to understand where the fairytale world’s former inhabitants came from, and what ultimately led to the Evil Queen’s wrath, you’ll need a glimpse into their previous lives. But it might just turn everything you’ve ever believed about these characters upside-down. Meanwhile, the epic battle for the future of all worlds, modern and fairytale alike, is about to begin. For good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.

Robot Chicken, season premiere at 11:30pm on Cartoon Network

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich sure have an adult sense of humor for people who play with dolls—sorry, figurines. In the season premiere, Green Lantern finds a new extremity to place his ring on after losing his hands, while Justin Bieber fans will be appalled by a sketch in which a video director assumes the pop superstar is a plucky lesbian. Elsewhere, the Peanuts character are taught how to dance by Kevin Bacon’s character in “Footloose,” voiced by none other than the real Kevin Bacon.

Monday, October 24th

Monster In-Laws, series premiere at 10pm on A&E

– A&E’s new reality series follows married couples at war with their unruly in-laws as relationship experts step in to make peace. In-laws: most people have them. ..and sometimes, they can be a whole lot more than a newlywed bargained for. A&E Network shines a light on married couples dealing with meddling in-laws as they try to make peace with the help of an unconventional, no-nonsense relationship expert. Each 30-minute episode will feature real-life married couples as they put their relatable in-law problems on display. Sometimes funny and sometimes not, one spouse finds themselves in the middle of the person they married and a member of their immediate family, desperate to put an end to the battles that are tearing them apart. Seasoned relationship experts bring the family under one roof and force them to face their issues head on so they can reach common ground and mend their broken relationships.

Wednesday, October 26th

Whitechapel, series premiere at 10pm on BBC America

– From the producers of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey and starring Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5, Cambridge Spies), Phil Davis (Sherlock, Bleak House) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Viva Blackpool), comes this six-part crime drama focusing on two internationally resonant crime stories. Is it possible that the world’s most notorious serial killer is back? As the murder rate in modern day East London rises, a team of detectives set out to solve the most famous unsolved murder case in history – Jack the Ripper. Will the team succeed where others failed 120 years ago? Fast-tracked Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), a novice in the business of murder but an expert in the politics of policing, joins Detective Sergeant Miles (Phil Davis) and ‘Ripperologist’ Edward Bunchan (Steve Pemberton) in leading the investigation. They soon realize this modern day killer is copying Jack the Ripper’s infamous murders in the Whitechapel section of London, down to the very last detail, and the race to catch a copycat killer begins…before he strikes again. To complicate matters, a series of horrific attacks occur which appear to echo the Kray twins’ infamous crimes of the 1960s.

Thursday, October 27th

Beavis and Butt-head, series premiere at 10pm on MTV

– MTV’s animated cult hit from the 90s is back starring Beavis and Butt-head, America’s favorite culture critics. The show centers on two socially awkward, rock/metal-loving teenage delinquents, Beavis and Butt-head (both voiced by creator Mike Judge), who live in the fictional town of Highland, Texas. They have no apparent adult supervision at home, are woefully undereducated, dim-witted, barely literate and lack any empathy or moral scruples. They now have more than just music videos to make fun of: Reality TV, the Internet, and Ultimate Fighting will all be crossing their TV screen! Brought back by creator Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-Head are dumber than ever!

Friday, October 28th

Chuck, series premiere at 8pm on NBC

– Our favorite secret agent is back in the final season of the comedy series with a strong cult following. Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) returns as a regular guy who also happens to be the government’s most vital secret agent. Now that those closest to Chuck know his secret, he must try harder than ever to keep his spy life from interfering with his personal life. But this has never been more difficult – his relationship with superspy Sarah Walker is getting serious, and he’s about to take on his most personal mission yet: finding his mother. This season, Chuck’s assignments take him far from Burbank, with each mission bringing him closer to uncovering what happened to his mom, Mary Elizabeth Bartowski (guest star Linda Hamilton, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day).

Grimm, series premiere at 9pm on NBC

– This new drama series premiering on Halloween weekend is inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, Turn The Beat Around) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton, and his partner, Hank Griffin, he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world. With help from his confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, Prison Break), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology, facing off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, The Grimm Brothers.

Saturday, October 29th

Celebrity Ghost Stories, season premiere at 9pm on BIO

– Featuring personal, first-person accounts by notable actors, musicians and models, Celebrity Ghost Stories delivers a compelling, surprising and downright chilling look into the world of the paranormal by those who believe they have experienced the other side.

Borgen (Government), series premiere at 9:30pm on Link TV

Borgen (Government) is the latest Danish drama sensation from the producers of the acclaimed series The Killing. Like its American cousin The West Wing, Borgen uncovers a world of political gamesmanship, the intricate public and private lives of politicians, media spinners, and the reporters who traffic in their triumphs and failures. The setting is Borgen, the nickname for Denmark’s Parliamentary building, otherwise known to Danes as “The Castle.” Our hero is the smart and sexy populist Birgitte Nyborg. After scoring her party a landslide victory through her idealism and work ethic, she now faces the biggest dilemma of her life. The question is: Will she succumb to pressure to compromise her ideals and maintain her political position? Don’t miss this award-winning series about the fight for political power and the personal consequences for everyone involved.

The Graham Norton Show, season premiere at 10pm on BBC America

The Graham Norton Show rolls into its tenth season! Graham Norton, the multi-award winning comedian and host, presents his talk show based on the people, trends, stories, and aspects of celebrity culture that interest him most. He’s entertaining the masses with everything you won’t see on the news from celebrity guests’ anecdotes and sillier stories buzzing in the ether to the unique quirks and obsessions of his audience. Expect trademark Norton comedy monologues, celeb chat, eccentric stories/characters and some good old-fashioned home-grown weirdness. Great guests, great stories, great characters. All this… and Graham Norton, too. Welcome to Graham’s world!


Sunday, June 12th

The Glee Project, 2-hour series premiere at 8pm on Oxygen

– From the producers of Glee, Oxygen presents a spin-off reality competition series to cast a young fresh face in a seven-episode guest star role on the hit musical comedy series. The series uncovers a unique group of artists from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog has a fighting chance at stardom. From the many hopefuls, Glee casting director Robert Ulrich narrowed it down to twelve contestants competing for the coveted role on the groundbreaking career launching series. Before the premiere episode at 9pm, tune in for the one-hour casting special at 8pm, which begins with a close up look into the Glee phenomenon and in turn explores how The Glee Project was born. In the premiere episode, “Individuality,” the chosen 12 contenders go straight to work on their first “homework assignment,” in which they have the chance to show the judges who they are by showcasing their individual personalities. The winner of that assignment is awarded some coveted one-on-one time with a guest mentor – this week, it’s Darren Criss (Glee’s Blaine). With the help of the mentors: casting director Ulrich, choreographer Zach Woodlee and vocal producer Nikki Anders, the contenders prepare for the main challenge – performing Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Tension builds as the mentors determine the bottom three contenders and challenge them to a final performance in front of series creator Ryan Murphy, who determines the ultimate call backs.

Bridezillas, season premiere at 9pm on WE tv

– WE tv’s hit reality series returns with all new episodes as cameras follow the lives of engaged women who turn into bridezillas in preparation for the big day. This season features more meltdowns, confrontations and shocking revelations — and it will be absolutely unforgettable! Tune in to watch what can happen to a woman somewhere between “will you marry me” and “I do.”

Amsale Girls, series premiere at 10pm on WE tv

– From her gowns to her girls, couture bridal and eveningwear designer Amsale Aberra is all about perfection. Brides spend up to $75,000 for an Amsale gown, and the women who work in Amsale’s Madison Avenue salon are just as extraordinary as the dresses themselves. Every day, they deal with the non-stop pressure of pleasing some of the most discriminating Manhattan brides. Outside of work, these 30-something women are best friends, who support each other through good times and bad. But it’s all in a day’s work when you’re an Amsale Girl.

The Protector, series premiere at 10pm on Lifetime

– Lifetime’s new original drama series centers on divorced mother Gloria Sheppard (Ally Walker), who juggles her demanding personal and professional life as an intuitive LAPD homicide detective while raising two boys, Leo (Thomas Robinson) and Nick (Sage Ryan), with the live-in help of her troubled younger brother Davey (Chris Payne Gilbert).

Keeping Up With the Kardashians, season premiere at 10pm on E!

– A tempest of siblings, business and fame engulf Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner and paparazzi fave Kim Kardashian as their huge Hollywood families collide in this hit reality show. E!’s megahit series returns for an all new season and this time around, the Kardashians are keeping it all in the family.

Ice Loves Coco, series premiere at 10:30pm on E!

– She’s hot as a pistol. He’s the epitome of cool. Are you ready to take the temp of Hollywood’s most smokin’ couple? This new reality series follows rapper turned film and TV actor turned author turned reality star Ice-T and his Glamour and fitness model, actress, dancer and fashion designer wife Coco. Also starring alongside these two larger than life characters is their bulldog Spartacus, who is their pride and joy. And with a full name “Spartacus The Supermodel,” is it any wonder he nearly steals every scene he’s in, without even trying?

Tuesday, June 14th

The Nine Lives of Chloe King, series premiere at 9pm on ABC Family

– In this one-hour scripted drama based on the book series by the same title, Chloe King (Skyler Samuels) is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year…that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she’s being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe soon learns she’s part of an ancient race, which has been hunted by human assassins for millennia —and that she may be their only hope for ultimate survival.

Memphis Beat, season premiere at 9pm on TNT

– TNT’s drama series with a musical twist returns for a second season of crime and soulful tunes. The series centers on Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee), a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother. He is “the keeper of Memphis,” a Southern gentleman who is protective of his fellow citizens, reverential of the city’s history and deeply rooted in its blues music scene. Despite his impeccable instincts as a detective, Dwight’s loose, relaxed style of police work rubs his demanding new boss, Lt. Tanya Rice (Alfre Woodard), the wrong way. But Dwight may eventually win her over to a Memphis state of mind, especially when he takes the stage at his favorite hangout to perform a legendary song or two.

Pretty Little Liars, season premiere at 10pm on ABC Family

– In the little town of Rosewood, four estranged friends are hiding dark secrets that, if exposed, could ruin their almost-perfect lives. One year ago, Alison, the Queen Bee of their group, disappeared and the girls swore they’d never tell what really happened that night. They thought their secrets would bond them together, but just the opposite is true. Now, as the mystery surrounding Alison’s disappearance resurfaces, the girls begin getting messages from “A,” saying – and threatening – things only Alison would know. But it couldn’t be Alison. Could it? Whoever it is, they seem to know all the girls’ secrets, and seem to be watching their every move. In the summer finale, a new piece of evidence led the police to officially announce that Toby Cavanaugh is wanted for the murder of Alison DiLaurentis, though Emily, Spencer, Aria and Hanna have their doubts they’ve nabbed the right suspect. When Hanna is abruptly dumped from the guest list of Mona’s birthday party, the rest of the girls plan to attend to scope out the scene and see if “A” is also in attendance. Later, Hanna sneaks into the party and finally spots the elusive “A” leaving behind a clue, but shortly thereafter “A” retaliates by running her over with a car.

HawthoRNe, season premiere at 10pm on TNT

– The doors of Richmond Trinity have closed…permanently. That’s the dramatic reality that opens the second season of TNT’s powerful medical drama. The series returns with star and executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith as Christina Hawthorne, a Chief Nursing Officer ready for battle on the front lines of a war against declining patient services and hospital budget cuts. As the second season opens, several Richmond Trinity doctors and nurses have been transferred to James River, a failing hospital in terrible shape. There, Christina butts heads with the ER’s head nurse, Gail Strummer (Vanessa Bell Calloway – The District), who is extremely set in her ways. Christina is impressed, however, by the charming Dr. Steve Shaw (Adam Rayner – Mistresses), who hails from England, and the hard-working ER clerk Marcus Leeds (Collins Curtis Pennie – Half Nelson), who has his eye on Camille. This season, Christina and Tom will try to forge a romantic relationship, especially now that he is no longer serving as Chief of Surgery and can devote more time to patient care and a private life.

Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, season premiere at 10pm on A&E

– Legendary rock god Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back and better than ever for season 6 of the hit A&E unscripted series. Dad is Gene Simmons – the legendary, tongue wagging demon of KISS. Mom is Shannon Tweed – former Playmate of the Year, actress and model. And their kids Nick and Sophie are dealing with the trials and tribulations of adolescence, even though Mom and Dad are truly like no one else’s parents. Gene and Shannon have been happily UNmarried for over 20 years and have no plans of getting married any time soon. Gene is a multi-millionaire rock star and a multi-media magnate. He is a renowned ladies man – but also the kind of dad who brings Gatorade to his daughter’s soccer games and stands in the front row when his son’s rock band plays gigs. Each episode of the reality series reveals another layer of Gene’s private self, a side that he has kept hidden until now, and shows how the most non-traditional, traditional family in America manages to make it all work under the strangest of circumstances. Funny, loving, often at odds, this is a real life extraordinary family – but one that we can all identify with.

Wednesday, June 15th

Hot in Cleveland, season premiere at 10pm on TV Land

– TV Land’s first scripted series broke records to quickly become the network highest rated show and it even earned an Emmy nomination. The comedy series revolves around three fabulous L.A. women of a certain age who are best friends (Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick). Their lives are changed forever when their plane – headed to Paris for a girls-only celebration – unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in a new ‘promised land’. Loving their new home, the women find themselves living under one roof and battling the sassy caretaker (Betty White) of the property they have rented.

Toddlers and Tiaras, season premiere at 10pm on TLC

– TLC’s reality series giving an inside look at the world of little children competing in beauty pageants became instant watercooler fodder as viewers were both outraged and intrigued. On any given weekend, on stages across the country, little girls and boys parade around wearing makeup, false eyelashes, spray tans and fake hair to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Toddlers and Tiaras follows families on their quest for sparkly crowns, big titles, and lots of cash. The preparation is intense as it gets down to the final week before the pageant. From hair and nail appointments, to finishing touches on gowns and suits, to numerous coaching sessions or rehearsals, each child preps for their performance. But once at the pageant, it’s all up to the judges and drama ensues when every parent wants to prove that their child is beautiful.

Happily Divorced, series premiere at 10:30pm on TV Land

– Welcome The Nanny’s Fran Drescher back to your TV screen in a different role on a new comedy series she co-wrote with The Nanny’s Peter Marc Jacobson. Same nasal voice, different character. This new show follows Los Angeles florist Fran (Drescher) as she deals with dating after finding out her realtor husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay. Fran juggles her new relationships, while still living under the same roof with her ex-husband. The cast is rounded out by Fran’s best friend Judi (Tichina Arnold), her parents Dori and Glen (Rita Moreno and Robert Walden) and her flower delivery employee Cesar (Valente Rodriguez).

Rocco’s Dinner Party, series premiere at 11pm on Bravo

– Join celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito at the table for a taste of his exclusive New York City parties on Bravo’s newest cooking competition series. This self-contained competition series gives three highly skilled chefs a shot at crafting the perfect evening for DiSpirito and his handpicked celebrity guests. The competing chefs hail from all walks of lives – from restaurateurs to caterers to self-taught foodies – and the winner of each episode will take home a prize of $20,000. Each week, three new chefs have one shot at impressing DiSpirito by cooking their signature dish. The two strongest will advance to the next round, where they are challenged to develop a full menu in competing dinner parties’ for DiSpirito’s high-profile guests. Allowed one consultation with Jes Gordon, celebrity event producer, the chef’s must also design a unique party concept, as décor and ambiance will be judged alongside their food. Each episode will have a theme for which the chef’s must base their meal and dining experience around. Which party will be a scrumptious soiree and which a flavorless fiasco? DiSpirito will decide.

Saturday, June 18th

Celebrity Ghost Stories, season premiere at 9pm on BIO

– Compelling, surprising and downright spooky, celebrities share their real-life personal encounters with the paranormal in this one-hour special. From encounters with ghosts and angry spirits to haunted homes, unexplainable spells and magic, these descriptive, first person narratives from our favorite stars delivers a brand new way of experiencing the thrills and chills of the addictive world of the paranormal.

Sunday July 11th

Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch, series premiere at 9pm on VH1

– The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is certainly known for making a splash wherever he goes. From his controversial end zone celebration dances to his mischievous antics between plays he’s quickly become the NFL’s superstar. The former Dancing With The Stars contestant proved that he could shower a woman (i.e. Cheryle Burke) with lavish gifts that would make any woman swoon. At 32 years old Ocho wants to find the kind of girl he can be proud have on his arm and in his cheering section in the stands. The 85 hopeful girls starting out in the competition will be put through Ocho’s “dating training camp” and will be cut if they aren’t the type of girl he can see himself with. He will evaluate all 85 girls’ performances where only 20 will make the team. The 20 girls on the team will date Ocho and compete in head-to-head matchups until he puts a ring on the hand of the woman who stole his heart in the Championship date.

The Glades, series premiere at 10pm on A&E

– You may recognize this show from the catchy ad slogan “Sunny With A Chance of Homicide” and the picture of a bleeding orange stabbed by a knife, which gave us absolutely no idea what the show is actually about, except that we expect some people are murdered. This new original drama series follows Jim Longworth, an attractive, brilliant, yet hard to get along with homicide detective from Chicago who gets shot by his captain after being wrongfully accused of sleeping with his wife. After being exiled from the department, Longworth relocates to the sleepy, middle of nowhere town of Palm Glade, Florida, where the sunshine and golf are plentiful and crime is seemingly at a minimum. Only this town outside the Florida Everglades isn’t quite as idyllic as he thought, as he finds people keep turning up murdered. But do not be quick to judge this as another cop procedural, this is the first in a new line of original male character-driven dramas A&E is developing.

Childrens Hospital, series premiere at 10:30pm on Adult Swim

Childrens Hospital is a new live-action 15-minute comedy series based on the Webby Award-winning WB web series of the same name. The viral Web hit is a twisted take on network medical dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and House. The complete Childrens Hospital – including both the newly produced episodes as well as the original Webisodes – will premiere on Adult Swim this summer. Childrens Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. The all-star cast includes the infamous Fonzie himself Henry Winkler, Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally, Party Down’s Ken Marino, film star Malin Akerman and Worst Week’s Erinn Hayes,

Monday July 12th

Kid in a Candy Store, series premiere at 8pm on Food Network

-As a contestant on season four of The Next Food Network Star, Adam Gertler revealed his energetic passion for food and fun-loving sense of humor. Now, as the host of Food Network’s new primetime series, Adam uncovers the best, most outrageous, most innovative, and most loved sweet treats as he travels the nation visiting the bakeries, restaurants, food carts, and factories where America’s favorites are produced.

The Closer, season premiere at 9pm on TNT

– Cable’s #1 series is back for its 6th season. Kyra Sedgwick stars in her Goldern-Globe award-winning role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, who leads the Major Crimes squad in LA after relocating from Georgia. As the new season opens, the squad is moving into its new high-tech office. With the LAPD on the hunt for a new chief of police, Brenda’s boss Assistant Police Chief Will Pope is among those in the running. Should he get the job, it could mean a promotion for Brenda, but not without a little competition from her arch nemesis Robbery-Homicide Commander Taylor. The political juggling around the office soon leads Brenda to do some career-minded soul-searching. This season, Battlestar Gallactica’s Mary McDonnell reprises her role as Capt. Raydor, the by-the-book head of the Force Investigation Division, who has butted heads with Brenda on several occasions.

Rizzoli & Isles, series premiere at 10pm on TNT

– TNT continues to pave the way for female character-driven dramas with this new series about Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) working together to solve crimes and bust criminals. Growing up at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, the two remain strikingly different from one another in many ways. Jane, the only female detective in Boston’s homicide division, is a tough and gutsy cop who doesn’t let her guard down, dodges her overprotective mother and is better at basketball than her brother. Maura, meanwhile, is usually more comfortable among the dead than the living. She is always impeccably dressed in designer duds with a steady, sometimes icy temperament. And she is working on curbing her tendency to diagnose the people she meets – including her first dates. Despite their many differences, Jane and Maura are best friends, with a quirky and supportive relationship.

Tuesday July 13

White Collar, season premiere at 9pm on USA

– The hit USA series about the unlikely partnership of a con artist and the FBI agent who was chasing him for years is back for its sophomore season. The oh-so-sexy Matt Bomer stars as Neal Caffrey, a suave charming mastermind of white collar crimes, who is finally caught by his nemesis, FBI Agent Peter Burke, played by Tim DeKay, after he breaks out of prison. Instead of returning to prison, the FBI hires Neal as a consultant who provides his criminal expertise to assist in catching other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. The 2 partners couldn’t be more different but working together they are the most successful team on the squad, often tiptoeing on the wrong side of the law to get the bad guys. Their partnership and friendship is constantly threatened by Neal’s insistence to find his ex-girlfriend Kate, which evolved into a hunt for her killer after the plane she boarded exploded before Neal’s eyes in the cliff-hanger season finale. 90210’s Tiffany Amber Thiessen plays Agent Burke’s doting and understanding wife.

Covert Affairs, series premiere at 10pm on USA

– A new series from the producer of The Bourne Trilogy starring Coyote Ugly’s Piper Perabo as CIA agent Annie Walker. After her first mission unexpectedly ends in a hail of bullets, the Agency unexpectedly promotes her to field operative. In the blink of an eye, an assignment can go from routine to rogue and when Annie finds herself in situations with no rules or prior training to guide her, all she can rely on is her intuition. As Annie plunges headlong into her new job, she soon realizes it means having to lead a double life, whether it’s lying to her family or facing down ruthless terrorists around the world and enemies of the state. 28-year-old Annie likes the peripatetic and unpredictable nature of working for the Agency, especially after a devastating heartbreak. But she’ll soon find out that staying emotionally unattached could prove to be far more challenging than staying alive.

Wednesday July 14th

Ghost Hunters International, season premiere at 9pm on SyFy

– A spin-off of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters series, Ghost Hunters International features a squad of paranormal investigators who use their principles of scientific techniques, to explore some of the most legendary haunted spots around the world. Each week the team travels to the far corners of the globe, searching for answers to bizarre supernatural mysteries. The new episodes will take the team to countries such as Peru, Singapore, Sweden, the Philippines and many others. Veteran investigators Robb Demarest, Dustin Pari, Brandy Green and Barry FitzGerald, are joined by newcomer Angela Alderman in this new season.

Psych, season premiere at 10pm on USA

– USA’s quick-witted original dramedy entering its 5th season stars James Roday as young police consultant Shawn Spencer who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute that Santa Barbara PD detectives think he’s psychic. Raised by a family of cops, Shawn possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry, who drilled young Shawn as a way of grooming him for his inevitable career in the family business. Unfortunately, when a rift developed between father and son, Shawn took a series of random jobs instead of becoming the detective he was groomed to be. With the reluctant assistance of his best friend Gus, played by Dule Hill, Shawn uses his skills of observation and charismatic personality to become the detective he was trained to be, opening his own PI agency – Psych – and solving cases for an ever-suspicious, but grudgingly impressed, police force.

Pros vs. Joes, season premiere at 10pm on Spike

– Pros vs. Joes returns to Spike TV with a new format for its fifth season. Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer join together as hosts for the new season. This season will see Pros from NFL taking on NBA legends in basketball, Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb back on a team, and even Michael Vick is hitting the field.

Chasing Mummies, series premiere at 10pm on History Channel

– Digging up ancient treasures is dirty and dangerous business, and nobody knows that better than the legendary Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. In this new reality series, cameras follow closely as he and his cadre of fellows unearth astonishing finds and tackle some of the world’s greatest archaeological riddles, from who built the pyramids to the location of Cleopatra’s tomb. It’s a whirlwind tour, led by the man who holds the keys to Egypt’s greatest antiquities and rules his world like a modern-day pharaoh. Unfiltered, entertaining, exciting and suspenseful, Chasing Mummies lets viewers share in the thrills and hardships facing the team and crew as they toil to reveal what lies beneath the sand. With its wealth of historical information and blow-by-blow coverage of world-altering discoveries, this series breaks new ground—literally.

Thursday July 15th

Mary Knows Best, series premiere at 9pm on SyFy

– Mary Occhino, the matriarch of a proud Long Island Italian-American family, always takes her work home with her because communicating with the spirit world is a 24-hour job. This new reality series chronicles the poignant and often funny situations that Occhino and her family get themselves into on a daily basis. A successful author, radio host, psychic intuitive and mother of three, Occhino touches the lives of nearly everyone she meets. Her children, Jackie, Chris and Carl, are a mismatched group of siblings consisting of a skeptic, a paranormal investigator and a reluctant psychic. Occhino’s radio show, “Angels on Call”, on Sirius Satellite Radio, broadcasts weekday mornings from New York City. Each day she predicts the future, speaks to the dead and offers daily advice to thousands of devoted radio fans, giving “Angels on Call” one of the highest call volumes of any Sirius Radio show.

NICU, series premiere at 10pm on Discovery Health

– This 10-episode docu-drama series goes behind the scenes of top national neonatal intensive care units (NICU), showing the day-to-day care required to sustain the smallest of lives. NICU follows real families as they experience the rollercoaster of emotions that come with having a premature baby and features doctors and nurses from leading hospitals in Baltimore, San Diego and Cleveland, as they work around the clock to ensure the survival of their tiny patients.

Friday July 16th

DC Cupcakes, series premiere at 10pm on TLC

– This new sweet series is the latest treat in the network’s growing menu of food-themed programming. Premiering with back-to-back episodes, the six-part series follows sisters and business partners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis as they run Georgetown Cupcake, a small cupcakery that they’ve transformed into a sweeping success.

Saturday July 17th

Revenge of the Bridesmaids, TV movie premiere at 8pm on ABC Family

– That’s So Raven’s Raven-Symoné stars as Abigail Scanlon and Prvileged’s JoAnna Garcia as Parker Wald, best friends since childhood returning to their small, Southern hometown from New York City, for a visit. After running into old friends they learn that their close friend, Rachel (Chryssie Whitehead), has lost the love of her life, Tony (Lyle Brocato), to their ex-friend Caitlin (Virginia Williams) – a conniving gold-digger. Intent upon preventing the loveless marriage, Parker and Abigail go “undercover” as Caitlin’s bridesmaids to sabotage the wedding. Along the way, Caitlyn’s tightly-wound mother, Olivia (Beth Broderick), works hard to keep Abigail and Parker at bay, and Parker falls for the town cop and groomsman Henry (David Rogers). The bridesmaids put their best-laid plans in motion only to see them go outrageously awry!

Celebrity Ghost Stories, season premiere at 9pm on Bio

– Compelling, surprising and downright spooky, celebrities share their real-life personal encounters with the paranormal in this one-hour special. From encounters with ghosts and angry spirits to haunted homes, unexplainable spells and magic, these descriptive, first person narratives from our favorite stars delivers a brand new way of experiencing the thrills and chills of the addictive world of the paranormal. Celebrities featured: Gina Gershon, Ernie Hudson, Belinda Carlisle and Sammy Hagar.

Pit Boss, season premiere at 10pm on Animal Planet

– Former actor, entertainment guru and pit bull rescuer Shorty Rossi has lofty ideals, a tough attitude and an entertainment industry Rolodex to help his cause. And he’s gathered together three friends/employees; Ronald, Ashley and Sebastian, to take on the gargantuan task of rescuing, rehabbing and training the most misunderstood of dogs — pit bulls. Shorty, aptly named, and his three cohorts happen to be little people with the biggest hearts for these adorable dogs, who often are bigger than they are.