Jim Lantern reporting from Reno Nevada in the Pacific Time Zone
Posted 31 May 2015
ENTERTAINMENT – TV – and a movie!
Favorites Returning + New Shows – June 2015
This posting may be added to, edited, and updated during June, so please check back!
[Times noted from TV Guide are in Pacific Time.]
No Water, No Life – 10:00 PM PT on NBC, 1 hour, 2015 TV-14
“The men desperately search for fresh drinking water as hard truths about living on the island hit them hard.” – TV Guide.
Audition 2 – 8:00 PM PT on NBC, 2 hour, 2015 TV-PG
“Auditions continue.” – TV Guide.
Never Say Never to Always – 9:00 PM PT on NBC, 1 hour, 2015 TV-14
“A drug dealer is murdered, and the prime suspect is Shafe’s snitch. Meanwhile, Shafe and rookie Charmain Tully go undercover into the Manson family in a mission that comes with serious consequences.” – TV Guide.
8:00 PM PT on Syfy, 2 hours, 2008 Movie
“Mysterious airborne toxins cause an outbreak of bizarre mass suicides in this stilted doomsday eco-thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez, Betty Buckley.” – TV Guide.
Easier Said Than Done – 10:00 PM PT on NBC, 1 hour, 2015 TV-14
“The 12 remaining men desperately seek food, and tension mounts as some men question their desire to stay on the island.” – TV Guide.
Audition 3 – 8:00 PM PT on NBC, 2 hours, 2015 TV-PG
“Auditions continue.” – TV Guide.
Home Is Where You’re Happy – 9:00 PM PT on NBC, 1 hour, 2015 TV-14
“Hodiak investigates the murder of a corrupt coffee-hut owner. Meanwhile, Manson hides Emma, and Grace puts pressure on Hodiak.” – TV Guide.
12 – Friday
Two episodes: The World We Seize; The Last Unicorns – 8:00 PM PT on Syfy, 2 hours, 2015 TV-14
“In the Season 3 premiere, Nolan and Irisa are mysteriously rescued from their underground confinement just in time to discover that enemy forces are marching on the town of Defiance, which has fallen on hard times following the collapse of the gulanite mines. Meanwhile, Datak, Stahma and Rafe run into deadly complications on their quest to reunite their family; and Alak comes to realize just how unstable her mother-in-law is during their journey through the woods.” – TV Guide.
Episode One – 10:00 PM PT on Syfy, 1 hour, 2015
“A spaceship crew awaken from stasis with no memory of their mission or their identities, but once they reach their destination, a mining colony, they begin to look for answers while working together to survive in the series premiere of this adaptation of the graphic novel series of the same name.” – TV Guide.
Proof is an upcoming drama that will premiere on TNT on June 16, 2015. The series stars Jennifer Beals, Matthew Modine, and Joe Morton. It is produced by TNT, with Kyra Sedgwick, series creator Rob Bragin, Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman, and Alex Graves serving as executive producers. Following the death of her teenage son, a divorce, and a rift with her daughter, Dr. Carolyn Tyler is persuaded by Ivan Turing, a tech inventor and billionaire with cancer, to investigate supernatural cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, and hauntings, in hopes to find evidence that death is not final.
Complications is an upcoming American drama television series created by Matt Nix. A ten-episode first season will premiere on USA Network on June 18, 2015.
Killjoys is an upcoming Canadian-American space adventure drama series that is expected to air on Space in Canada and Syfy in the U.S. The show was officially ordered to series on October 7, 2013, with a 10-episode pick-up. In April 2014, it was announced that Syfy would co-produce the series. The series is scheduled to premiere on June 19, 2015.
A favorite returns for its final season. [Update – Moved to Sunday June 28 – schedule conflict with Humans on AMC.]
A favorite returns.
True Detective is an American crime drama television series created and written by author Nic Pizzolatto. The series is broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States, and premiered on January 12, 2014. The first season, consisting of eight episodes, starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles. The second season is scheduled to premiere on June 21, 2015. Engineered as an anthology, each season of True Detective will introduce new cast ensembles, characters, settings, and self-contained narratives. The show’s first season is set in Louisiana and follows a pair of Louisiana State Police homicide detectives—Rustin “Rust” Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin “Marty” Hart (Harrelson)—and their pursuit of a serial killer over the course of seventeen years. True Detective ’s second season will take place in California. Pizzolatto initially conceived the series as a novel, but later, as it began taking definite form, felt it was better suited for television. True Detective has been highly acclaimed by critics and is cited as one of the strongest programs on television. The series was a candidate for numerous television awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series and Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Miniseries or Television Film, and won several other honors recognizing its writing, cinematography, direction, and acting.
Mr. Robot is an upcoming American drama psychological thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. The series is scheduled to begin airing on USA Network on June 24, 2015. The pilot premiered on a variety of online and VOD services on May 27, 2015. The series follows Elliot, a young programmer, who works as a cyber security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the corporation he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world.
Humans is a British-American science fiction television series, slated to debut in 2015 on Channel 4 and AMC. The series is an adaptation of the Swedish series Real Humans. The series will consist of eight episodes. The drama is set in a world where the new must-have gadget is a “Synth” – an eerily lifelike robotic servant.
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