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Sunday, November 17th

Almost Human, series premiere at 8pm on Fox

– From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, Revolution) comes an action-packed police procedural set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The year is 2048. Meet Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban, “Lord of the Rings” franchise), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much – except that his partner was killed, he lost one of his legs and he is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the “psychological rejection of his synthetic body part,” John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain Sandra Maldonado (Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, Six Feet Under). By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot and after a problem with his first robot partner, John is paired with Dorian (Michael Ealy, Sleeper Cell), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these “flaws” that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian’s understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them. Almost Human will follow the week-to-week missions of John and Dorian, as they fight crime across this futuristic landscape, while the mysteries surrounding John’s attack and the larger mythology of this new world unfold.

Monday, November 18th

Whoopi Goldberg Presents: Moms Mabley, documentary premiere at 9pm on HBO

– Goldberg is honoring Mabley’s legacy with an HBO special. The documentary chronicles her rise to fame and how she influenced other comics such as Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers and Sammy Davis Jr., seen in a vintage “Playboy After Dark” interview with her at the Playboy mansion in the early 1970s.

Tuesday, November 19th

Futurescapes With James Woods, series premiere at 10pm on Science

Futurescapes With James Woods follows acclaimed actor James Woods on a journey to reveal world-changing breakthroughs and their implications for the future. Each episode focuses on one idea or discovery that will blow your mind and critically alter life as we know it. What’s happening in these game-changing fields? What does it mean for us? James will ask the big questions, ignite debate, and reveal a stunning image of the future.

Friday, November 22nd

Nikita, season premiere at 9pm on The CW

– When Nikita (Maggie Q, “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Mission Impossible 3”) was a troubled teenager on death row, she was “recruited” by a secret U.S. black ops program known only as Division. They faked her execution and turned her into an assassin. Nikita never lost her humanity, and when she learned that Division was a corrupt organization, she went rogue, exposing their covert operations, destroying their plans, righting their wrongs. Two years later, she finds herself working for a new Division, fighting alongside a team of allies she’s gathered throughout her adventures. They have vowed to clean up the mess left behind by the old Division – rogue spies, violent assassins – Nikita is hunting down killers just as skilled as she is.

Saturday, November 23rd

Bill Cosby: Far From Finished, comedy special from 8 to 9:30pm on Comedy Central

– The legendary comedian/TV star returns to the stage in Far From Finished, a new Comedy Central stand-up special. In the 90-minute gig, which was filmed in Los Angeles over the summer, the 76-year-old Cos riffs on relationships, marriage, children and more.

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, comedy special at 10pm on HBO

– Dubbed “the most outrageously funny woman alive” by Rolling Stone, comedian and actress Sarah Silverman stars in her first HBO comedy special. Taped in front of an intimate audience of 39 at Largo, a music and comedy club in Los Angeles, the exclusive presentation takes aim at such subjects as pornography, religion, President Obama, procreation, government, self-examination, sexuality, the miracle of existence and more.

Sunday, October 14th

See Dad Run, series premiere at 8pm on Nick at Nite

– David Hobbs (Scott Bao)has been America’s favorite Dad for the past 10 years, but that is all coming to an end. As David says goodbye to his life of sitcom T.V., reality awaits him at home with his wife and three kids. When the stay-at-home parent roles switch, David must learn the ins and outs of being a house-dad, while his wife Amy returns to the big screen. Suddenly, looking after three quirky kids and keeping their home in check becomes his newest starring role!

The Walking Dead, season premiere at 9pm on AMC

– In this uncertain world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living. In the highly anticipated third season, Rick and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge in a desolate and post-apocalyptic world and soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. As we saw in the season two finale, after the farm got invaded by a horde of zombies, Rick et al fled Herschel’s farm and Andrea accidentally got left behind to fend for herself. Fortunately for her, the sword-wielding badass Michonne (Danai Gurira), appeared with her armless zombie pets in tow just in time to save Andrea from a zombie attack in the woods. Meanwhile, the band of survivors are looking for a new safe haven and we know that this season they will find that in a massive prison but not without having to fight both walkers and humans for it. This season, the struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 3 also introduces new characters, including Rick’s archnemesis the Governor (David Morrissey), and we finally get to see the face behind fan-favorite Michonne’s cape.

Tuesday, October 16th

Emily Owens M.D., series premiere at 9pm on the CW

– At long last, Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer aka Meryl Streep’s daughter, The Good Wife) feels like she is an actual grown-up. She’s graduated from medical school, and she’s beginning an internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions) is also an intern. So why does everyone keep warning Emily that the hospital is just like high school? She will soon finds out the hard way – her high school nemesis, the gorgeous, popular Cassandra Kopelson (newcomer Aja Naomi King), is also a new intern at Denver Memorial. Another fellow intern, Tyra Dupre (Kelly McCreary, White Collar), warns Emily that the cliques at the hospital are all too familiar: the jocks have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are in plastics; the rebels are in the ER, and Tyra has her own awkward place as the principal’s kid – her father, Dr. Tim Dupre (Harry Lennix, “Ray”), is the chief resident. It doesn’t take long for Emily to realize that the long-standing rivalry she had with Cassandra back in high school is only going to grow. Now, both Emily and Cassandra are competing to impress the brilliant Dr. Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan, The Event), a world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon. While Emily and Cassandra vie for Dr. Bandari’s approval, they’re also competing for Will’s attention. Emily struggles to convince herself that being friends with Will is enough, but she has to admit it bothers her just to see Will and Cassandra talking together. Even with the long hours, the heavy workload, and no shortage of personal drama filling her first days as an intern, Emily still fees like she’s the new geeky kid all over again, and it’s just as awkward as high school. At Denver Memorial, Emily is just beginning to learn that although she may be a geek, she may also grow to be a great doctor, flop sweats and all.

Wednesday, October 17th

Suburgatory, season premiere at 9:30pm on ABC

– ABC’s surprise comedy hit follows single father George Altman and his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa after they make the move from the big city to a more wholesome and nurturing environment: the suburbs. But behind the beautiful homes and perfect lawns lurk the Franken-moms, spray tans, nose jobs, and Red Bull-guzzling teens who have nothing in common with Tessa. It’s a whole new world, one that makes George wonder if they haven’t jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. With the help of suburbanites like old college friend Noah, flirty Alpha mom Dallas and awkward classmate Lisa, George and Tessa slowly learn to navigate the pitfalls of suburban life. With time, they might even find that it isn’t so bad. Once you get past the plastic smell. In the season premiere, Tessa returns to Chatswin after spending summer with her grandmother; George finds Tessa’s renewed interest in her mother threatening; Tessa signs up for the Fall Follies; Noah and Dallas compete for Carmen.

American Horror Story: Asylum, season premiere at 10pm on FX

– Set in 1964, American Horror Story: Asylum takes us into a Church-run haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past.  Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner.  From Nazis and serial killers, to mutants and aliens, no one is safe inside these walls. Guest stars for the miniseries will include Frances Conroy, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Levine and Mark Consuelos.

My Life Is a Lifetime Movie, series premiere at 10pm on Lifetime

– For nearly three decades, Lifetime original movies have been a part of America’s cultural fabric. Uniquely capturing shocking scenarios involving scandal, deception, love gone bad, dark secrets, murder and other unscrupulous behaviors, what has made these movies so resonant is the fact many of them are true and now, for the first time, viewers will be hearing from the real people behind these fascinating stories. Inspired by the cultural impact of its genre-defining movie brand, Lifetime has ordered the all-new hybrid unscripted series My Life is a Lifetime Movie. With a fresh and irreverent tone, this fascinating new docu-series will weave together highly cinematic recreations and first person interviews with women in peril who recount their jaw-dropping experiences that are so astonishing and so unbelievable, that they must be true. My Life is a Lifetime Movie will feature such incredible stories as an attractive young teacher whose life is turned upside down by an overzealous student’s shocking accusations of sexual misconduct; a husband and wife who befriended a neighbor only to have their good deed turn into a real-life fatal attraction that resulted in a near-death experience; a twice divorced mom who thought she found her prince charming…but who was actually a Cuban spy; and a determined mother who took on a small town to save her daughter’s reputation when she gets dragged into a sexting scandal; and many more. These accounts will be told by women from around the United States, from the cornfields of Iowa to the Big Apple, who share a common thread: implausible stories that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

Thursday October 18th

The Will, season premiere at 9pm on Investigation Discovery

– Wills are curious things: a final document outlining what the deceased perceived of their loved ones left behind, dispersing dollars and cents, irreplaceable heirlooms, and sometimes, even one last jab at their enemies on the way out. The Will looks at the most contentious stories of inheritance and explores the family dynamics, legal wrangling and high emotions surrounding real-life stories in a world where grief and greed collide.

Friday, October 19th

Nikita, season premiere at 9pm on the CW

– When Nikita (Maggie Q, “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Mission Impossible 3”) was a troubled teenager on death row, she was “recruited” by a secret U.S. black ops program known only as Division. They faked her execution and turned her into an assassin. Nikita never lost her humanity, and when she learned that Division was a corrupt organization, she went rogue, exposing their covert operations, destroying their plans, righting their wrongs. Two years later, she finds herself working for a new Division, fighting alongside a team of allies she’s gathered throughout her adventures. They have vowed to clean up the mess left behind by the old Division – rogue spies, violent assassins – Nikita is hunting down killers just as skilled as she is. In her campaign to end Division’s legacy, Nikita teamed with Michael (Shane West, ER, “Once and Again,” “A Walk to Remember”). He’s the man who trained her – and the man who loves her. A stalwart soldier in the fight, Michael is determined to build a life for himself and Nikita, a life beyond the turmoil of their day jobs. Making Nikita’s goal to take down the Division won’t be easy with Amanda (Melinda Clarke, The O.C., The Vampire Diaries) in the way. Formerly Division’s second-in-command, she manipulated her way into its top spot, just in time for Nikita to take her down. Amanda’s out for vengeance herself, and her ties to Nikita run deep. She taught her how to walk, talk – and how to kill. Nikita was her star pupil at Division, and Amanda is not done teaching her a lesson.

Hunted, series premiere at 10pm on Cinemax

– From X-Files writer and producer Frank Spotnitz comes this eight-episode drama set in the world of international espionage. Golden Globe nominee Melissa George stars as an operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that may have been orchestrated by members of her own team; when she returns to work, she doesn’t know who to trust.

Mystery Diners, season premiere at 10pm on Food Network

– When a restaurant owner suspects employees of not doing their jobs — whether it be stealing, lying, mistreating customers or generally doing lousy work — they call in the Mystery Diners. These Mystery Diners are undercover operatives who go into restaurants, bars and food service establishments with hidden cameras to perform surveillance to find out what’s really going on when the boss isn’t around.

Monday September 6th

MAD, series premiere at 8:30pm on Cartoon Network

– The outrageous humor and pop culture parodies of MAD magazine come to life in this satirical animated sketch show. Each episode is a collection of 30-second long animated parodies of television shows, movies, games, celebrities and other media using various types of animation. The series of 15-minute micro-sodes aimed at the Robot Chicken set pack a sick punch.

Hoarders, season premiere at 9pm with 2 back-to-back episodes on A&E

– Each episode of this groundbreaking series follows two different people whose inability to let go of their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of personal disaster. In season three, the stakes couldn’t be higher as the people profiled are faced with life-changing consequences including eviction, divorce, demolition of their homes, jail time, loss of their children, and even death.

Thintervention with Jackie Warner, series premiere at 10:15pm on Bravo

– In this new series, Work Out trainer Jackie Warner will do what she does best – kick butt and inspire drastic lifestyle changes for her overweight clients who are struggling to lose weight and get healthy for good. Warner will push them to their limit at her gym and inspire them with intense workouts at amazing locations. Not sent to a weight loss camp or facility, instead Warner works with them in their real lives surrounded by the everyday distractions and stresses of family and work, making the chances for long-term success greater. Progress will be checked through group therapy and daily weigh-ins. Warner will do whatever it takes to keep her clients on track – even if it means surprise ambushes at their homes, work or when out socializing.

Tuesday September 7th

360 Sessions, series premiere at 9pm on IFC

– IFC gets up close and personal with some of its biggest and most promising stars in the music industry in this new original docu-series. Each 30-minute episode features a stellar musician or band telling their story in their own words, with intimate in-studio performances recorded live. The 13-episode series captures the more personal side of a musician’s life – in the recording studio, on the road, and at rest – as they share their experiences and their path to success and achievement. The premiere episode follows Snoop Dogg in his hometown of Long Beach, California.

Sons of Anarchy, season premiere at 10pm on FX

– FX’s hit original series is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, Charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. The seduction of money, power, and blood. This season begins with SAMCRO feeling powerless over baby Abel’s kidnapping, especially Jax, whose grief sends him into deeper turmoil over his future with the club.

Wednesday September 8th

America’s Next Top Model, season premiere at 8pm on The CW

– The hit catfight of a reality series goes high-fashion for cycle 15. The show features Tyra Banks and gives real young women of various backgrounds an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of high fashion supermodeling. Banks leads the panel of judges, comprised of influential fashion editor André Leon Talley and photographer Nigel Barker. Jay Manuel serves as the photo shoot creative director, while Miss J Alexander returns as the runway trainer. The winner of Cycle 15 will receive a career-launching package, including a contract with IMG Models; a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and an additional spread and cover of Beauty in Vogue; and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics.

Hellcats, series premiere at 9pm on The CW

– Marti Perkins (Disney’s Aly Michalka) planned to get through Lancer University on her scholarship, go to law school, and leave Memphis and her hard-drinking mother behind to start a new life as an attorney. Instead, Marti’s scholarship gets cancelled and her mother “forgets” to tell her. Out of options, Marti finds herself fighting for a spot on the Hellcats — Lancer’s legendary cheer squad — and for the scholarship that comes with it. The squad needs a new member when the beautiful Alice Verdura is injured, and Marti’s fierce style, soulful moves and gymnastic elegance win her a place on the team, despite an ugly encounter with Savannah Monroe, a petite and peppy Texan played by High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale, who ends up being Marti’s new roommate. Marti instantly hits it off with her new squad partner Flynn, and their budding friendship causes alarm bells to go off for Lewis’ ex, Alice.

Terriers, series premiere at 10pm on FX

– This new dramedy centers on “Hank Dolworth,” an ex-cop, who partners with his best friend “Britt Pollack” (True Blood’s Michael Raymond-James) in an unlicensed private investigation business. Comedic, edgy, original, a show about high stakes in the face of low expectations, Terriers explores what it’s like in today’s America to be “too small to fail.”

Thursday September 9th

The Vampire Diaries, season premiere at 8pm on The CW

– Returning for its second season, this surprisingly good drama series is the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl, and battling to control the fate of an entire town. During season one, Stefan (Paul Wesley, Fallen) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder, Lost), returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons – Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864. Meanwhile Damon returns intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch’s spell all those years ago. In season two, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls will throw a wrench into the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of danger. Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible.

Nikita, series premiere at 9pm on The CW

– CW is making a risky move with this second small-screen adaptation of the hit ’90 French film “La Femme Nikita” that has been unable to find long-lasting success as a TV series. But there is hope that this one will be a winner with Mission: Impossible III’s Maggie Q sizzling as Nikita, a deeply troubled teenager rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn’t tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Throughout her grueling training at Division, Nikita never lost her humanity, even falling in love with a civilian. When her fiancé was murdered, Nikita realized she had been betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust, so she did what no one else before her had been able to do: she escaped. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

Beast Legends, series premiere at 10pm on Syfy

– This new six-part series journeys around the world using scientific data to reconstruct what mythological monsters, from Krakens and Griffins to Fire Dragons, would have looked like. The investigations are conducted by the “Beast Seekers,” an expert team of specialists that includes anthropologists, biology professors, archaeologists and adventure seekers. In each of the hour-long episodes, Beast Legends uncovers historical and eyewitness accounts by zeroing in on archaeological and other physical evidence to assemble the most accurate picture possible of these monsters, from where they might have lived to how they would have behaved. The team then moves to the ‘Beast Lab’ to build the creature, first as initial sculpts and wire-frame forms, before finally bringing it to life in stunning 3D CGI.

Friday September 10th

Stand Up to Cancer, fund-raising special at 8pm on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, etc.

– Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams host this special to raise money for cancer research featuring cancer-surviving celebs Christina Applegate, Robin Roberts, and Lance Armstrong among others.

DOC Talk, season premiere at 8pm on Documentary

– Documentarians get a chance to voice their opinions of why documentaries are awesome on a channel that very few people get, oh well.

Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up, season premiere at 11pm on Starz

– Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up is returning for a fifth season with comedian Sheryl Underwood as the new host. The new season welcomes a fresh line-up of rising and seasoned comedy stars. A no-holds barred urban standup comedy show featuring some of the hottest, hippest, comedians of the next generation along with seasoned veterans performing their most outrageous and funniest routines. Uncut, uncensored and unabashedly funny – 1st Amendment allows comedians to exercise their right to make you laugh!

Saturday September 11th

Cops, season premiere at 8pm on FOX

– The rawest and the realest of all so-called reality shows, COPS allows viewers to ride along with the men and women of law enforcement every week as they take on everything from domestic disputes to car chases. From the crazy and bizarre to the seriously dangerous, COPS never fails to surprise, startle and entertain.

America’s Most Wanted, season premiere at 9pm on FOX

– Most people know John Walsh as the dedicated host of America’s Most Wanted, the man whose groundbreaking television program has helped take down over 1,050 dangerous fugitives and bring home more than 50 missing children in the past 22 years. But it’s not the career he envisioned for himself. He was a successful businessman, building high-end luxury hotels and building his life. But in 1981 his six-year-old son was abducted and murdered. After Adam’s murder, everything changed. Ever since, John has dedicated himself to fighting on behalf of children and all crime victims.