Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Begins On Wednesday: Big Brother 16 Premiere

Happy Sunday my friends!

I hope you all enjoyed the glorious sunshine this weekend and the first day of summer!

Well my friends we are 3 exciting days away from the 2 night, 3 hour premiere of Big Brother on June 25th and this year the twists are promised to be bigger and better!

Looks like this may be one of the best seasons yet as two twists were revealed by Julie Chen on the Talk:

Twist #1:  There will be two HOH’s each week which means four people are nominated each week, but wait there’s more… Just because you are the HOH that doesn't mean you’re safe.  A new competition will be introduced this year called ‘Battle of the Block’, where you could still be put on the block if you lose the competition.  More details to come as the Big Brother season begins.
Twist #2:  ‘Team America’ will allow American viewers watching at home to have more power than ever this year.  (This was a huge flop for CBS last year, so if they follow in the steps of Big Brother Canada they might have a fighting chance)

I have read over the bios of each new cast mate and here are my favorites based on those; Joey, Christine, Cody, Devin, Amber, Nichole and Paola (I am hoping no mean girls and no racist comments are made this year, you are on TV 24 hrs people, keep your mouths shut).
One of the most talked about players entering the Big Brother 16 house is Franke Grande, a Youtube sensation and the brother to famous singer Ariana Grande.  Will he keep this a secret?  Will he be recognized? 

We will find out this and more on Wednesday night on CBS!
Have a fabulous week!
I will be live tweeting throughout the first episode, follow me @ohsolindsay

Keep checking back as I will have weekly updates!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer's Sizzling Premiers

Happy Thursday My Friends!

Here is this Summer’s hottest new and returning shows, something for everyone to keep us entertained while we long for September to return our faves.

Tuesday, June 10th

Chasing Life *New Series* on ABC Spark/Family at 9pm
Twenty-something April (Italia Ricci), a smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist, who is trying to work her way up the ladder at a Boston newspaper by trying to impress her hard-nosed editor. When not pursuing the latest scoop, April tries to balance her ambitious career with her family - her widowed mom Sara, rebellious little sister Brenna and her grandmother. Just as things start to look up at work, home and on the romance front with co-worker Dominic, April gets the devastating news from an estranged uncle that she has cancer.  Will this change her life goals?  Find out tomorrow night!

Pretty Little Liars Season 5 premiere on ABC Spark/Family at 8pm. This has been confirmed that there will be a 6th and 7th season!

Wednesday, June 11th

Duck Dynasty
on A&E at 10pm

Big Smo
*New Series* on A&E at 10:30pm
A reality show following a country boy from Nashville who has always been a rapper a heart.  As Big Smo prepares for his first album release under Warner Nashville, he's trying his best to strike a balance between his music, his girlfriend and his family. While Smo rehearses for an important show in Cookeville, Tennessee, two of his band members are competing to be his opening act. At the performance, Smo gives his family, and the band, a huge surprise.

Monday, June 16th

Switched at Birth on ABC Spark at 8pm
The Fosters
, summer premiere, on ABC Spark at 9pm

Thursday, June 19th

Critics’ Choice Television Awards on The CW at 8pm
Funniest Wins hosted by Marlon Wayans on TBS at 10pm
Rookie Blue season 5 premiere on ABC at 9pm, this has already premiered on Global, if you can’t wait
Seven Deadly Sins *Miniseries* on Showtime at 11pm
This documentary series will explore each of the seven deadly sins — one per episode — taking an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin.

Sunday, June 22nd

Rising Star *New Series* on ABC at 9pm
True Blood FINAL season on HBO at 9pm
Wipeout on ABC at 7pm this episode only, 8pm every other Sunday.

Tuesday, June 24th

Next Great Baker on TLC at 9pm
NY Med on ABC at 10pm
Each episode in this eight-part series toggles between the renowned surgeons of Manhattan's New York Presbyterian Hospital and the gritty world of trauma surgeons at Newark's University Hospital where the ER is a doorway to the mean streets of one of America's most violent cities. This limited series takes a deep dive into high stakes medicine through the eyes of unforgettable characters.

Sullivan and Son on TBS at 10pm
Tyrant *New Series* on FX at 10pm

Wednesday, June 25th

BIG BROTHER on CBS at 8pm, a two-hour premiere episode!

Young and Hungry *New Series* ABC Spark at 8pm
Two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi (Emily Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef.  Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh's aide (Rex Lee), who prefers a famous chef for the job. When Josh enlists Gabi to prepare a romantic meal for him and his girlfriend, the dinner goes awry and Gabi finds herself in a very awkward position. With the help of her best friend Sofia (Aimee Carrero) and Josh's housekeeper (Kym Whitley), Gabi turns a difficult situation into an opportunity for employment and maybe even love.

Mystery Girls
*New Series* on ABC Spark at 8:30pm
Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth are together again but this time the zip code has changed.  These two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90's when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a ‘Mystery Girls' fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo, and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test.

Taxi Brooklyn
on NBC at 10pm
Chyler Leigh (‘Lexi Grey’ Greys Anatomy) stars as hard-as-nails Det. Caitlyn "Cat" Sullivan, a woman hell-bent on finding her father's killer. After she's demoted to foot patrol for reckless driving, disobeying orders and personality conflicts, Cat meets taxi driver Leo Romba (Jacky Ido). A highly skilled driver, Leo is a charming French African from Marseille. Realizing Leo lied on his immigration forms, Cat offers him a deal: In exchange for his driving skills and taxi, she will help Leo with his immigration problem. In order to stay out of prison and avoid deportation, Leo agrees to partner with Cat and quickly becomes her personal driver, consultant and friend as they race through the streets of New York solving cases and trying to uncover the mystery behind her father's murder.

Friday, June 27th

Girl Meets World on the Disney Channel at 945pm
Hey all you who grew up in the ‘90’s Does this title sound familiar?  You guessed it, Cory & Topanga are back!  But as parents this time!  This new series chronicles the life of their 7th grade daughter, Riley, who is about to embark on the biggest adventure of her life!

Sunday, June 29th

Reckless *New Series* on CBS at 9pm
Set the series recordings for this one
!  This sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol' boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival is Roy Rayder (The O.C. & Twillight) , a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum. When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston PD. Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox, a family man who radiates integrity. Working under him are Terry McCandless, a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz, Jamie's well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi Briggs, an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston.

The Leftovers
*New Series* on HBO at 10pm
From Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the hit series Lost, this one-hour HBO drama focuses on denizens of the fictional town of Mapleton, three years after the fateful October 14 day when 140 million people – 2% of the world's population – disappeared without a trace. Seen primarily through the eyes of beleaguered police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), the series shows how ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, revealing how the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn people's faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness, or cult-like fanaticism.

Unforgettable Season 3 premiere on CBS at 10pm

Monday, June 30th

Under the Dome on CBS on 10pm

Sunday, July 6th

Witches of East End on Lifetime at 9pm

Wednesday, July 9th

Extant *New Series* Starring Halle Berry on CBS at 9pm
In a thrilling drama, Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Thursday, July 10th

Welcome to Sweden *New Series* on NBC at 9pm
Bruce Evans (Greg Poehler) and Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch, Swedish hit drama "Solsidan") seem to be the perfect couple. He is a successful money manager to the stars, living his life in New York with Emma, the sweet woman from Sweden whom he loves and adores. A rare combination of intelligent, funny, kind and beautiful, Emma believes she has finally found her true soul mate. So when she makes the life-changing decision to move back to her native Stockholm to accept a prestigious banking job after being with Bruce for a year, she is surprised and thrilled that he agrees to move with her to begin a new life together.

Moving halfway around the world with a new love is a huge step. With no job, friends or real clue about what he is getting himself into, Bruce is quick to face the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents. The most notable one is how to win over Emma's strange and very Swedish family

Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell and Gene Simmons make guest appearances as themselves in this offbeat single-camera comedy predominately shot on location in Stockholm.

Working the Engels *New Series* on NBC at 930, which has already aired the full season on Global
A family of never-do-wells must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt.The Engels must all go to work running Dad's storefront law firm, with one minor problem: daughter Jenna Engel (Kacey Rohl) is the only one who is qualified to practice law. Unfortunately for Jenna, this also means taking on her eccentric relatives as co-workers. Ceil (Andrea Martin), the self-absorbed and overly dramatic but fiercely protective mother works as the firm's paralegal; Sandy (Azura Skye), a former pill-popper who has never worked a day in her life, is the receptionist and first line of defense at the firm; and Jimmy (Ben Arthur), a petty criminal and bad boy who is utterly devoted to his family, is the firm's investigator. Jenna, the youngest sibling and "the good one," becomes the unlikely family patriarch, running the law firm and keeping her crazy family together.
Sunday, July 20th
Cedar Cove Season 2 on The Hallmark Channel look to see if its on th W channel 8pm

Monday, July 21st

Hotel Hell on FOX at 9pm

Tuesday, July 22nd

Food Fighters *New Series* on NBC at 8pm
This summer, the table is set for the ultimate culinary clash in "Food Fighters," one part cooking competition, one part game show. In a delicious twist, host Adam Richman ("Man v. Food") will give homegrown amateur cooks the chance to test their skills against professional chefs. Every down-home cook has that one "signature dish" or "secret family recipe" that always gains favor with friends and family. Now, imagine going head-to-head in the kitchen against five professional chefs, who try to cook your specialty dish even better than you - in the hopes of winning over a dinner party made up of the American public. Talk about pressure!

With each savored victory, the cash prize gets bigger and bigger as the home cooks rise to every challenge and out cook the professional chefs. Think you've got what it takes to serve up the competition?

Thursday, July 31st

The Quest *New Series* on ABC at 8pm
Fantasy meets reality as 12 contestants engage in epic challenges in the world of "Everealm".

Friday, Aug 1st

Masters of Illusion *New Series* hosted by Dean Cain on The CW at 8pm

Monday, Aug 4th

Bachelor In Paradise
Was your guilty pleasure bachelor pad? After it was cancelled did you feel a loss for pointless but entertaining TV?  Well your wishes are coming true tonight, when all the rejected bachelors and bachelorettes are isolated in a ‘Romantic’ paradise, with no escape from the drama that will ensue. ­My most anticipated show of the summer! Bachelor in Paradise premieres on ABC at 8pm 
Check out all the details here, my blog post dedicated just to this show!

Sunday, August 24th

MTV Video Music Awards on MTV at 8pm

Monday, Aug 25th

68th Annual Emmy Awards on NBC LIVE at 5pm

* Always remember if you have the time shift channels everything is on 3 hours early**

Have a great weekend!