Friday, June 28, 2013

Its time to SCREAM with MTV, they announced their new shows as the 2013 MTV Upfronts



MTV use to be known for its dedication to everything pop culture and a slew of reality shows including fan favorites: MADE, and True Story. The iconic cable channel seems to be struggling to find it identity when the market is over populated with pop culture websites, webisodes and television shows. Nevertheless MTV expanded into MTV2 and has undergone multiple attempts at scripted television which landed them the monster hit Teen Wolf. There will be at least 5 new original series on the iconic network before 2014. In a rare move MTV has already green lighted a pilot for a tv show based off the Scream Movie franchise, without a script or a concept for the show. Officials inside MTV have stated that Scream will hopefully air by summer 2014. I guess we shall see.


In Development


Scream (pilot)
MTV and Dimension Film’s one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed “Ghostface” to a legion of unsuspecting fans. MTV and Dimension Films are in discussions with various writers for the potential series which would be slated for a summer 2014 debut on the network. Dimension Films is in discussions with the films’ original director and renowned filmmaker Wes Craven to direct the one-hour pilot. DiGa Vision will serve as a producer.


New Series on MTV


The Alectrix - Premiered Tuesday, June 4 at 11PM
The Alectrix is a six-episode series that follows Heather Naylor – the leader of the pop-group “The Alectrix” – as she and her group mates strive for their big break in the music industry and finally fulfill their dreams of superstardom. After realizing they have come to a standstill in their career and desperately need a change, Heather decides to bring in music mogul, Joe Simpson, to take over management of the group. Throughout the season, friendships are tested and rivalries emerge as the girls fight to prove their abilities to Joe and earn their spot in the group. “The Alectrix” come to realize they may have the talent, drive and dedication to make it to the top, but for these pop divas, that’s only half the battle. 


South of Heaven - Premieres Fall 2013
South of Heaven is a new half-hour docu-series following the lives of a group of fun loving girlfriends at the best little honky tonk bar in Texas who are working to make their dreams a reality. The eclectic group of girls includes a gifted student working to save money to go back to Harvard, an ambitious waitress who wants to move from behind the bar to the front of the business office and the girl who knows how to keep the clientele happy but comes at odds with other staff. They’re working their way towards adulthood one crazy shift at a time. Their lives are loaded with tons of comedy, drama and heart, where the bonds of their sisterhood are unbreakable. Whether they're partying on Lake Lewisville, planning their futures, or getting dirty on the ranch, they’re living it up and letting loose every day. Throughout every episode of “South of Heaven,” viewers will get the chance to watch the sisterhood and the ladies evolve, shift, and grow as they work and party their way through the drama and adventure of figuring out who they are and where they’re going. Giddy up!

Teen Mom 3 Premieres Monday, August 26th @ 10PM
Katie Yeager, Alex Sekella, Mackenzie Douthit and Briana DeJesus, who first shared their pregnancy stories in Season 4 of 16 and Pregnant, continue to their journeys into motherhood on Teen Mom 3

Generation Cryo 
explores the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors and are redefining what it means to be a family. The series will document the journey of Breeanna, a 17-year-old only child, who recently logged onto the Donor Sibling Registry, a website dedicated to connecting sperm donor families, and learned that she has at least 15 half-siblings all fathered by a man none of them know. Now, Bree’s on a mission to meet all of her half-brothers and sisters and lead them on a nationwide search to find their biological father.



Nurse Nation (working title) 
is a new docu-series that follows nine twenty-something travel nurses all assigned to work at a new hospital in a brand new city for 13 weeks. Some of them have been doing this for years, while others are on their first tour. Cameras will be there every step of the way as they take on the unique challenges and intense pressures of working in the medical profession as they face life or death decisions every day. But it’s not ‘all work and no play.’ On days off, they take advantage of all that their host city has to offer, meet new people and potential new loves while often trying to keep previous relationships and friendships alive. It’s the ultimate ‘work-hard/play-hard’ lifestyle.



The Hook Up,  
hosted by Andrew Schulz of MTV2’s popular hit series “Guy Code,” is a dating show that will air as an afternoon strip on MTV. Individuals looking for a match will choose from four potential suitors based on their social media history. With the help of their closest friends, the contestants will try to separate the contenders from the pretenders to see if what you see is really what you get.




New Series on MTV2



Guy Court, which will premiere in fall 2013,
The laws of manhood will be upheld as some familiar MTV2 faces will determine the guilt or innocence of a variety of cases in accordance with Guy Code. Each real life case will be judged, defended and prosecuted with the perfect combination of comedy and justice. 


Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out Premieres July 9th 
the updated version of Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘n Out will of course feature the return of Nick Cannon, but the new series will focus more on Cannon searching high and low for the next big thing in comedy as he finds the newest upcoming comedic talent to join him on the show. Along with Cannon, the fresh version of Wild ‘n Out will also bring back some familiar celebrity faces from previous seasons of the original series.



Renewed Series



Snooki & JWOWW has been renewed for a third season.
Snooki & JWoww is an American reality television series on MTV starring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWoww" Farley, the first of two spinoffs of Jersey Shore, on which both Polizzi and Farley previously gained fame as cast members










Girl Code has been renewed for season 2

Girl Code is an American reality comedy television series on MTV that debuted on April 23, 2013.[1] It is a spin-off series to MTV2's Guy Code. The series features female actresses, musicians, stand-up comics — plus a few men — who discuss the sisterhood that women share





Returning Series




Teen Wolf – Season 3 Premiered Monday, June 3rd @10PM
Four months since the arrival of the deadly Alpha pack, the students of Beacon Hills High return from their summer break as Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) remain parted, with Scott trying to be a better person. Eerie events once again begin to take place in Beacon Hills, including a new enemy murdering virgins to offer as human sacrifices, and Scott and Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) up against the strong and rabid Alpha pack, of which the pack leader, Deucalion (Gideon Emery), is the mastermind


Catfish: The Tv Show Season 2 premiered Tuesday, June 25th @10pm
A "catfish" is a person who creates fake profiles online and pretends to be someone they are not by using someone else's pictures and information. These "catfish" use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, usually with the intention of getting other people or a person to fall in love with them. The term "catfish" is derived from the 2010 documentary film, in which Schulman discovered the woman he'd been carrying on an online relationship who he thought was a 20-something girl was really a middle-aged mother of 4.


The Challenge: Rivals II Premieres Wednesday, July 10th @ 10PM
“The Challenge: Rivals II,” hosted by TJ Lavin, pits enemy alongside enemy and asks the question: What do you care about more— old grudges or big money? Some pairs like bad boy CT and master manipulator Wes have been going at each other for years, while others like Frank and Johnny have beef because of a Twitter war! All kinds of rivalries are here, from Challenge veteran Paula, who hooked up with her partner Emily’s ex, to Diem and Aneesa, former friends who betrayed each other on a past Challenge.


Ridiculousness - Season 3 premieres Thursday, July 18th @ 10pm
This season fans can expect guest appearances by Steve Aoki, A$AP Rocky, Cody Simpson, Ray J, Dominic Monahan, actress and model Joanna Krupa, actor Edward Barbanell and the cast of “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.” This season will feature all new video categories such as Selfies, Lord of the Larp, Mannequined, Man Squirrels, Ray J Rejects, and more.


Money From Strangers Premieres July 18th @ 11pm
Money From Strangers a hidden camera show hosted by comedian Jeff Dye sees how far people will go for $1,000. Dye snares unwitting contestants off the street to perform interactive impromptu pranks on a variety of unsuspecting victims. If contestants can successfully complete the prank they win a $1,000 prize and maybe lose some dignity. Jeff, along with a rotating pair of comedians, uses a secret earpiece to communicate to contestants while watching all the action. Some of the comedians include, Kevin Barnett, Amir Blumenfeld, Kurt Braunohler, Hannibal Buress, Streeter Seidell, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, MTV2’s “Guy Code” stars Jordan Carlos, Chris Distefano, Jon Gabrus and MTV’s “Nikki & Sara LIVE” hosts Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer.


Nikki & Sara LIVE Premieres on Tuesday, July 30 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Nikki & Sara LIVE, set in the heart of New York City’s Times Square, features interviews with some of today’s hottest celebrities, man on the street sketches, and their first-hand account of the latest in pop culture and entertainment.



MTV2 Returning Series 

Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family returns for season 2 early 2014
which recently wrapped its first season as the highest rated original debut season in MTV2 history, will return for a second season as the young music superstar embarks on a series of new adventures in his personal and professional life. The series will begin production later this year and premiere in early 2014.

Other News


  • Zack Stone is going to be famous has been officially Canceled! after 1 season
  • Laguna Beach and the Hills are going to dominate the airwaves of MTV starting July 8th and ending August 9!
    • running Monday through Friday 8 am till noon, MTV is going retro! so kick back and enjoy the sun with the girls from The Hills and Laguna Beach!



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

USA IS AMERICA'S CABLE NETWORK... USA 2013 UPFRONTS


USA is home to some of cable’s most watched drama’s including; Suits, Burn Notice, White Collar, and many other. This year it launched a new drama series Graceland which I found to be interesting and a great addition to the stellar USA line up. The one thing that has been missing from USA’s slew of original series and marathons of NCIS and Law and Order SVU is a comedy show. To be honest I do not think there is a 30 minute show that runs on USA, this year that fact is going to change. Not only will there be 2 brand new original comedies finding a place on this drama heavy channel but the juggernaut MODERN FAMILY will officially start its syndication run on the network starting in Tuesday, September 24 at 8/7c.



NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES


SIRENS
follows three of Chicago’s best EMTs whose sometimes silly, self-righteous and even self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for saving anyone who winds up in their ambulance.

PLAYING HOUSE
is a single-camera buddy comedy about what happens when two best friends come back together, just when they need each other most. The original half-hour series is inspired by the ultra-close friendship between St. Clair and Parham. In PLAYING HOUSE, when mother to-be Maggie (Parham) asks her single and career-driven best friend Emma (St. Clair) to return home from her job overseas to attend her baby shower, she has no idea what’s truly in store.


COMEDY PILOT
LOVE IS DEAD (pilot order):
This single-camera comedy is set at a unique company that specializes in breaking-up romantic relationships -- rationally, compassionately, thoroughly -- on behalf of those who are willing to pay to not be around when it happens. It’s the unconventional romantic comedy that asks: “Why, if love is so fickle, do we keep coming back for more?”


DRAMA PILOT

HORIZON
is a period genre drama set at the height of World War II. At a time when many American women took more significant roles in the workplace than ever before, a secretary at the FBI begins a secretive investigation into files that have been stamped with the codename “horizon.” This mysterious project provides links to the death of her husband and the disappearance of a young girl, and has also - unbeknownst to her - aroused the interest of undercover Nazi spies working in the US. The pilot will go into production this summer.



USA’s DRAMAS IN DEVELOPMENT


THE ARRANGEMENT (Pilot Under Consideration)- 
THE ARRANGEMENT tells the story of Lourdes Nieves (Stephanie Sigman, “Miss Bala”), a Columbian woman who trades her tragic and mysterious past for a fresh start in Miami by entering into a marriage with Billy Whitley (Bryan Greenberg, “How to Make It In America”), a well-meaning and ambitious politician. In a union of political expediency, Lourdes and Billy manage a delicate dance of romance and clear-eyed pragmatism as she leverages her experience and contacts to help her husband battle the blood sport that is local Florida politics.

THE EDGE – THE EDGE is a thriller that explores one idealistic man’s journey after he leaves an NGO to join the world’s top venture capital firm. Jeff Cross believes he landed his dream job working with an elite team of progressive thinking investors who fund socially conscious projects to better the planet. As he rises through the ranks, he discovers a morally bankrupt workplace that perpetuates shadowy agendas to control governments, industries and global leaders to fill The Firm’s coffers. If he goes up against this financial goliath, Jeff risks his soul and the lives of those closest to him

COMPLICATIONS –
The story of an ER doctor whose life changes after he is involved in a gang shooting when he is forced to explore how active a doctor can be in treating the cause of his patients' medical problems.

BANK –
After an unconventional act of heroism gives her the opportunity to choose her next assignment, a young FBI agent surprises everyone by choosing the bank crimes division in Los Angeles. The city of LA is the epicenter of bank robberies in the U.S. with three to six banks robbed every day, representing 30% of all bank robberies in the country. It takes a special kind of person to confront such an unrelenting tide of crime, leaving her peers suspicious of her intent.

BLANCO COUNTY –
Based on a series of books by Ben Rehder, BLANCO COUNTY follows the story of John Marlin, a worldly pro baseball player who would rather spend his down time traveling the world than return to his small Texas hometown. After the death of his father, Marlin returns home to find a lot has changed since he left. The place is now booming with rich ranchers and tourists and there's an uneasy alliance between the locals and the nouveau rich. Believing the local cops to be inept, Marlin runs for sheriff and surprisingly wins. A man who spent his entire life running away from his roots must now adapt to a new way of life.

DON’T TURN AROUND –
A haunting limited series set on a beautiful but remote island. As the summer draws to an end and the vacationers/weekenders have all left the island, the young staff left behind is ready to finally let loose before they pack up as well. When an unexpected storm rolls across the island during the party, several people mysteriously vanish and turn up dead. Trapped on the island with no means of escape, the remaining group struggles to survive – against whatever is out there … and each other.

HUNGRY –
HUNGRY is an inside look at the opening of a New York City hot spot, inspired by Bastianich's life and his New York Timesbestseller “Restaurant Man.” Well versed in the toll that restaurant life can take on one’s relationships, the son of a famous chef nevertheless tries to open his own eatery. He juggles negotiating with teamsters, working the front of the house with high-end clientele, managing a large staff and finding time to follow his passion: cooking. He is monomaniacal in his pursuit of the perfect restaurant, at a steep cost to himself and those he loves

SHADOW COUNSEL ­
A legal thriller centered on Ethan, a former Army JAG attorney now working as a criminal lawyer in NY who is recruited by the FBI to crack an ongoing investigation. Ethan serves as a shadow counsel - a secret lawyer who operates behind the scenes and completely off the record to circumvent existing roadblocks (hired attorneys, interrogators, etc) in classified cases. Reluctantly agreeing to take the case, Ethan’s life rapidly descends into chaos as he finds himself on the run, unsure of who his friends are or who he can trust.  

Summer Schedule:

Tuesdays (beginning July 16)
9 p.m.: Covert Affairs
10 p.m.: Suits

Wednesdays (beginning June 12)
9 p.m.: Royal Pains
10 p.m. Necessary Roughness

Thursdays (beginning June 6)
8 p.m.: Summer Camp (Premieres July 8th)
9 p.m.: Burn Notice
10 p.m. Graceland (series debut)

BREEZY'S RECAP

As the oh so popular Burn Notice, finishes its final season, this summer on USA, one must admit that next summer will be a season of change. I have loved USA since I caught my first NCIS marathon, on their channel and I have been hooked ever since. I watch; Covert Affairs, Suits, White Collar, Necessary Roughness, Graceland, and even Royal Pains on occasion. With loss of Burn Notice and the lack of new series offered this summer it stands to reason that unless USA finds some new hit original series it is going to fall behind one of his biggest competitors TNT. Some of their development slate looks really good. for now I am gonna kick back, relax and faithfully watch Covert Affairs, Suits and Graceland. What about you... what will you be watching? Do you like USA's new series Graceland? What is your favorite USA original series? let us know in the comments!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

All Types of Families are Featured on ABC Family

*Updated 7/15/13*
In 2013 ABC family did not host an upfront event, most likely because the fate of more than one show is still unknown. ABC Family is one of those rare television stations where I am going to try everything that premieres on that channel at least once. I may not love everything but, I must say I am addicted to more than a handful of their hit television programs. Summer programming is where Abc Family shines and I must say that this year is no different; there are new hits and returning favorites for everyone to enjoy. Although there is still no word on what lies ahead for previous summer hits such as Bunheads, and the lying game, that is no reason not to tune in this summer and get wrapped up in; the mystery, friendships, and family that remains a key component of ABC Family original series.

Updated 7/15/13 - Sad News Lying Game and Bunheads Fans
According to several of the leading co-stars. The show has not been picked up for a third season. Although Season two ended on a cliffhanger, the lying game has always been a border line show in terms of ratings. With the plethora of new shows in the works at ABC Family, I guess season 3 was not feasible. Tell us your favorite Lying Game moments. Or just your vent frustrations in the comments section!

Friday, June 21, 2013

AMC The Home Of Great DRAMA.....2013 AMC UPFRONTS


Throughout the past six years, AMC has made a commitment to its viewers to provide the television on best in basic cable, and the 4 Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama is a testament to that commitment. AMC’s lineup includes some of the most talked about dramas on television today including; The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, etc. AMC has proven that it can create and maintain high quality dramas that people want to watch. At their 2013 Upfronts AMC announced various reality and drama series in development. AMC is truly television for everyone, and their series will keep the viewer enamored from start to finish.



SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT


BALLISTIC CITY
A futuristic drama, “Ballistic City” is the story of a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship destined for an unknown world.

KING
In the early 1960s, Floridian King Carmichael sells his soul to a corrupt, racist political machine to win a seat in the Senate. Having run as a segregationist, he is then tapped by Lyndon B. Johnson to champion civil rights in the South.

ASHLAND
Set in 1950 in Ashland, a tiny mining town in Kentucky, the Evans family has just relocated from California and the matriarch, Del, must hide her family’s secrets and find a way to support her three children at the height of the Red Scare.

WHITE CITY
The drama series follows western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan.

UNTITLED DAHVI WALLER PROJECT
Set against the New York automobile industry of the 1920s, two brothers struggle to keep their family-run company afloat with a class-hopping Ziegfeld girl and the daughter of an English competitor blurring the line between love and business.

UNTITLED TIM LEA/ ANONYMOUS CONTENT PROJECT
In America’s near future, one family is nearly torn apart in the conflict between a repressive government and the emerging movement for a second American Revolution.

THE WALL
In 1960s Berlin, an American businessman becomes embroiled in a web of East-West espionage.



UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT

MAJORTY RULESS
is a docu-style, unscripted series that celebrates the American democratic process. At the most grass root level, whether it's an election for president of the birdwatchers club or a small-town city council, it will take a light-hearted look at democracy at work as the candidates vie for votes – because, in America -- Majority Rules.

ALL STAR CELEBRITY BOWLING
is the battle royale of celebrity talk shows – an unscripted, hilarious, tongue-in-cheek format that features celebrity bowling matches. In each episode, celebrity teams compete to win big money for charity while letting loose and showing how even the highest profile stars can get competitive, while letting fans in on their lives and current projects.

CANCELLD
“Cancelled” is a social experiment that will attempt to determine just how far people will really go for fame. Over the course of eight weeks, six households will be outfitted with cameras that will give them the chance to compete for 'ratings' that will determine which household has the most-watched reality show. 



NEW SUMMER PREMIERES


SMALL TOWN SECURITY – PREMIERED MAY 9TH @ 10PM
“Small Town Security” explores the inner workings of a small, family-run security and private investigation company in Ringgold, Georgia called JJK Security. The series returns for a second season of straight-up and serious security work, love triangles with a twist, sarcasm served over easy, and a generous helping of stranger-than-fiction scatological humor that will draw you in and make you look away, all at the same time. Season one premiered in July 2012 to critical acclaim, with USA Today hailing it as a reality show that “manages to defy the stereotype” and the Associated Press saying it “bristles with authenticity even as it feels deliriously (and sometimes hilariously) hyper-real with its larger-than-life characters.”

SHOWVILLE – PREMIERED MAY 23RD @ 9PM 
Fame meets Main on AMC's new unscripted competition series, “Showville.” The series centers around a small town talent show featuring local acts, who get the chance of a lifetime to be in the spotlight. “Showville” is a celebration of performing, and a fond, funny look at the lives, workplaces and families of these acts and what happens to them when Hollywood comes to town. Each week, a one-hour episode of “Showville” touches down in a quintessentially American small town and puts together a talent show in a mere four days.

LOW WINTER SUN – SUNDAY AUGUST 11 @ 10PM
Starring Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty) and Lennie James (“The Walking Dead,” “Jericho,” Snatch), “Low Winter Sun” is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. The series begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective’s life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The ten-episode series is based on the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the same name written by Simon Donald and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company).

OWNERS MANUEL – PREMEIERS THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH @ 9PM
“Owner’s Manual” will test one of the most common divides among man - those who read the owner’s manual and those who do not. Representing each side of this divide, Ed Sanders (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Marcus Hunt (HGTV’s “Hammer Heads”) are put to the test in a weekly challenge where they attempt to operate today’s most advanced, dangerous and powerful machinery and technology – from a stunt plane to an off-road racing car to a locomotive, and more. With opposing points of view and conflicting methods of practice -- one man works strictly from the rule book, while the other uses only his instincts -- the real test will be how this “everyman” duo can collaborate to accomplish their challenge.

THE PITCH- PREMIERS THUSDAY AUGUST 15TH @ 10PM
“The Pitch” chronicles numerous interesting characters as they prepare unique creative campaigns, with big personal stakes, at their advertising agencies to try and win a major new piece of business. The show focuses on the characters who are putting their best work forward and shows the personal stakes involved in winning each client. “The Pitch” first premiered on AMC in April 2012 and earned a Critic’s Choice nomination for Best Reality Series – Competition.



OTHER NEWS

  • THE KILLING – premiered Sunday June, 2nd at 8PM 
  • HELL ON WHEELS – PREMIERES SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 9 
  • BREAKING BAD – PREMIERS SUNDAY AUGUST 11 @ 9PM 
  • TALKING BAD – HAS BEEN PICKED UP 
    • that it will air a special weekly, half-hour live after show to accompany the conclusion of its Emmy® Award-winning series, “Breaking Bad.” “Talking Bad” will analyze and dissect every detail of “Breaking Bad’s” final eight episodes beginning Sunday, August 11. “Talking Bad” will air at 11pm ET/PT

SERIES RENEWALS

TALKING DEAD – RENEWED FOR SEASON 3
AMC’s live after show, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist; G4), serves as a platform for discussion of the network’s hit series “The Walking Dead.”

COMIC BOOK MEN – RENEWED FOR SEASON 3
The series follows the crew of fan boys from Kevin Smith’s iconic comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, as they geek-out over rare memorabilia and discover treasures of the comic collecting world.

FREAKSHOW- RENEWED FOR SEASON 2
“Freakshow” follows Todd Ray's quirky family business -- the Venice Beach Freakshow. Leaving behind a successful career in the music industry, Todd realized his true passion: bringing together all things bizarre and unique, including two-headed animals, strange artifacts, eccentric performers and human wonders.


Breezy's Recap

There is no doubt that AMC is a cable channel not to be taken lightly. Being one of the only cable channel to receive an Emmy for best drama, AMc is well on its way to out performing the Big Four. I for one can not wait, I am going to simply sit back and enjoy the ride. The future is clear soon cable will produce 6 nights of original  and I believe AMC will get there first. I have not seen Breaking Bad or Mad Men but there will definitely be a marathon in my future. Is there any new show you are looking forward to on AMC? Any show that you can not wait to return? Let us know in the comment... What will you be watching?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Travel Channel Journeys Into New Shows at the 2013 Travel Channel Upfronts



NEW SERIES

ADAM RICHMAN'S FANDEMONIUM“ (formerly “Tailgate Takeover”) - Premiers on Sunday, July 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
In “Adam Richman’s Fandemonium,” Adam Richman is on a mission to find the wildest fan events in America and meet the fanatics of anything worshipped, watched or celebrated. On his quest to discover the ultimate fans, Richman samples the tastiest foods, discovers the finest tailgate innovations and uncovers the storied history and insider secrets to what being a diehard fan is all about. Richman immerses himself into events that have a legendary base of obsessed, passionate fans – from the Daytona 500 to the Kentucky Derby.

GET LOST - Premieres 2013
In “Get Lost,” former U.S. Army Special Forces survival expert, Mykel Hawke, and his journalist wife, Ruth England, face their biggest adventure yet. In this new original series, the married couple put their skills and relationship to the ultimate test as they are dropped blindly into the wilderness, with limited supplies and precious few clues as to where they actually are. They must rely on instinct, expertise and each other, to figure out where they are and how to get out. Each journey will test the strength of their relationship and depth of their survival skills as they climb, crawl and claw their way through forbidding landscapes to find their way back to civilization. Locations include the treacherous jungles of Latin America, the desolate swamps of the Southern U.S., deserted islands in the Caribbean, and other challenging and remote spots in the far reaches of the planet.

BEST DAYM TAKEOUT - Premieres 2013 Daymon Patterson is not your typical food critic. Every bit of his 6-foot-5-inch, 390-pound frame is filled with a lot of love – for both food and comedy! A certified YouTube sensation with tens of millions of views, he delivers a mouthful of commentary with larger-than-life personality from the driver’s seat of his car. In “Best Daym Takeout,” Patterson continues to give fans his unique reviews and off-the-wall commentary while traveling the country in search of the best carryout in each town he visits. From big city eats to small town shops, Patterson’s blend of comically poetic descriptions will have viewers craving delicious takeout all over America.

BACKROAD GOLD - Premieres 2013
“Backroad Gold” follows antique car expert Corky Coker as he scours the highways, back roads and small towns of America, wheeling and dealing for hidden riches such as antique cars, motorcycles, trucks, gas pumps and road signs. This is Coker’s life-long passion and his business – he is constantly on the road hunting for the next big find. Together with his expert team of restorers – which includes his father, son-in-law and daughter – Coker buys, restores, and sells all finds from his shop, Honest Charley’s Speedshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

ANNOUNCED RETURNING SERIES


HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE  - Premiers Monday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Hotel “fixer,” Anthony Melchiorri returns for a third season to turn struggling hotels into bustling tourist destinations. Each episode features a hotel either not living up to its potential, or on the verge of closing. Melchiorri assesses each property and identifies its biggest problems. He then meets with the staff, from front desk receptionists to housekeeping to the owners themselves, to determine the key operation issues. Joining Melchiorri on location are a variety of highly experienced designers including Blanche Garcia, Casey Noble and new to this season, Carrie Drosnes, who will help transform key spaces in each hotel. Melchiorri has just days to convince the hotel staff and owners to let go of the reins, formulate a plan, revamp the hotel and re-motivate its staff. For some hotel owners, this is their last hope.

MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM  - Premiers Monday, August 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
In the fifth season of “Mysteries at the Museum,” the series continues to span the country, exploring local archives, storefront collections and the hallowed halls of stately institutions, to uncover the objects and artifacts that reveal the nation’s hidden secrets. History explorer and museum enthusiast Don Wildman scours a range of museums in search of extraordinary relics at the heart of tales that shock and amaze. From the U.S. Secret Service Museum in Washington, D.C. that displays the printing press used by one of the greatest con men in America, to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan that houses a Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol that almost ended Ford’s presidential term far sooner than anyone would have expected, these are a few of the sites that celebrate our nation’s distinguished past. Through gripping interviews, rich archival footage and arresting reenactments, “Mysteries at the Museum” brings to life the amazing artifacts from the center of the nation’s most notorious crimes and scandals, unexplained encounters, bizarre inventions and the most enthralling events of all time.
BREEZY'S RECAP...

The Travel channel helps to ensure that you are never really lost no matter where you travel around the world. The Travel channel can easily be described as an escape, a way of traveling around the world without ever leaving your couch. It is the quintessential idea of globalization, now nowhere is truly to far away. The travel channel is offering some behind the scenes adventures to places and continents most Americans only dream of visiting. Will you be watching the travel channel? Where do you want to go? Will you be watching the new shows set to premiere on the Travel Channel this year? Planning a stay-cation  let me know in the comments section. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

IFC Strives For A Bright Future At the 2013 IFC Upfronts



The male oriented Always On, Slightly Skewed Network has big plans to expand its original series content. With more than eleven new scripted comedies in development, IFC is determined to become a force to be reckoned with. Next Year will mark the near 20 year anniversary of the channel and it seems they want to bring it in with a BANG! IFC is one of the few channels that does not censor its content, and airs R-rated and TV-MA rated series uncensored. Not only is IFC the channel, a force to be reckoned with, so is its website. IFC features information about not only the content on the channel, but also blogs, and news about films and politics


IFC Ordered Three Brand New Pilots:

TIMMS INDUSTRIAL PIPING
A scripted comedy set in the fictional town of Timms Valley, Wisconsin, where the lives and livelihoods of its citizens are intertwined with the fate of the town's biggest employer, Timms Industrial Piping. When the company's founder and CEO goes missing in a plane crash, the lives of the characters are turned upside down. Shot in stop-motion animation with baby dolls repurposed as an array of adult characters, and modeled on 1980s primetime soaps like Dynasty. The Pilot is currently in production.

GARFUNKEL & OATES
The pilot is a scripted comedy about the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates). The pilot centers on the aspirations and misadventures of this odd couple, and will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices – singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs – leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one but each other to turn to for support and understanding. The pilot, will begin production in May in Los Angeles.

INTERNATIONAL PLAN
A scripted comedy about two newly single guys who travel around the world looking for love, and in the process form an invaluable friendship. The project is based on the writers’ true story: Michael Blieden (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Eric Ledgin (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). The pilot, begins production in mid-April in Stockholm.

 

IFC has ordered the following scripts:


AMERICAN STORAGE
What happens when an employee at a storage facility befriends a guy he finds living in one of the units? The project is based on the short film of the same name co-written by Andrew Jay Cohen (Townies) and Brendan O’Brien (Townies).

CULT FOLLOWING
Cult Following follows two friends who jointly run a health food restaurant and inadvertently become cult leaders. The pilot script is co-written by and co-stars Matt Besser (co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Freak Dance) and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box).

GOD’S WORK
Actor/comedian Kyle Dunnigan (Reno 911!, Comedy Central Presents, co-host Professor Blastoff podcast) plays multiple characters living in a community that surrounds a Connecticut church. The pilot script is co-written by Kyle Dunnigan and Tim Long (The simpsons).

JETPACKULA
Part Terminator, part X-Files, part Mork and Mindy, the supernatural buddy comedy Jetpackula is written and created by Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program) and follows a washed up comic book illustrator as he befriends a vampire from the future.

STUPID LIFE
Previously announced as A Bad Idea I’m About to Do, this show's script is based on comedian Chris Gethard’s (The Chris Gethard Show, The Other Guys, This American Life) recent autobiographical book of the same name. Tom Scharpling (The Best Show on WFMU, Monk) is series executive producer and co-creator.

TRIGGER MEN
Michael Davis (Shoot ‘Em Up) is writing a script for the action/buddy comedy Trigger Men. Based on a graphic novel, the story follows two friends and former hit men as one tries to clean up his act and the other pulls him deeper into trouble.

TWO IDIOTS
Created and written by Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Party Down, Children’s Hospital) and newcomer Tina Kapousis, Two Idiots follows a pair of odd women raised in an old world Beverly Hills hotel whose simplest everyday undertakings fly absurdly off the rails, with their beleaguered butler and a remedial shared boyfriend in tow.

WASPS
IFC, in partnership with the New York Television Festival, awarded a script deal and the 2012 “Out of the Box” prize to Damian Lanigan of Brooklyn, NY. The project centers on a dysfunctional Main Line Philadelphia family who find that they have squandered away their money and are left with nothing but the shared ownership of an enormous family mansion.

BREEZY'S RECAP...

This was always going to be one of the hardest channels for me to review because I do not have IFC. In fact, before I started doing this blog I had never even heard of IFC before. I am not a big fan of comedies nor am I male, therefore I do not think I am the target audience for this channel. However, people have emailed me about it so, I summarized their 2013 Upfront presentation. What about you, do you like IFC? Have you ever heard of IFC? If IFC died in the woods, would it make a sound? What will you be watching IFC? Anything here tickle your fancy? Let me know in the Comments.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WeTV Will Remain The Womens Channel According To The 2013 WeTV Upfonts


An Era is coming to an end on a staple network for women’s entertainment. Yes, I am talking about WeTv, and the brides America has loved making parody’s of for the last 9 seasons will cease to show on television. WeTv is unveiling a slew of new original unscripted shows for their summer line up. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, WeTv will launch seven new original series and celebrate the return of two popular shows. Two more original series will launch in the Fall of 2013. By adding more original content, WeTv is putting up serious competition, to other big contenders such as Lifetime, Bravo, and TLC. The new shows are sure to become your new guilty pleasure before the end of summer.



New Original Series...

MARRIAGE BOOT CAMP: BRIDEZILLAS - PREMIERED FRIDAY, MAY 31 @ 9PM 
Five outrageous Bridezillas and their husbands live together in the same house and undergo an extreme marriage boot camp in an effort to work out their marriage demons and answer the burning question - Is their marriage worth saving?

PREGNANT & DATING - PREMIERED FRIDAY, MAY 31 @10PM 
Five fiercely independent women go on the hunt for a partner who isn’t scared off by the idea of an “instant family.” Kiesha, Shana, Melissa, Megan and Rachel all have one special thing in common: each of them is expecting a baby and realize the search for true love won’t wait nine months.

HOUSE OF CURVES - PREMIERES THURSDAYS, JUNE 13 @ 10PM 
Fabulous has a new size in this all-new series that spotlights the edgy, fashion-forward collections of Atlanta-based, plus-size fashion designer, Kenyatta Jones. As the CEO of Bella René, Kenyatta is taking on the skinny world of fashion, designing her dream wardrobe for plus-size women. With her two best friends from college, an assistant with an attitude, and her mother, who is also her main investor, Kenyatta and company will stop at nothing to expand their brand. Produced by Pie Town Productions.

SANYA'S GLAM & GOLD - PREMIERES THURSDAYS, JULY 25 @ 10PM 
A docu-series chronicling the fast-paced life of Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross as she juggles appearances, runs a business, and balances life with her husband, NFL star and two-time super bowl champion, Aaron Ross. Sanya is building an empire and the team behind her is made up completely of family – including mom, Sharon, acting as her agent; dad, Archie, who serves as her manager; sister, Shari, who is her business partner in The Hair Clinic, an Austin hair salon that Sanya funds and Shari runs; and, her cousin, Yolande, who serves as both Sanya’s publicist and stylist.

OBSESSED WITH THE DRESS - PREMIERES FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 9PM 
Set in The Winning Crown boutique in Omaha, NE, Obsessed with the Dress takes viewers into a world where selecting the ultimate gown can make or break a pageant girl’s hopes of clinching the crown. Along the way, shop owner and former pageant winner Michele Strom balances her demanding clientele, and in-store conflicts between her highly competitive staffers.

THE LYLAS - PREMIERES FRIDAYS FALL 2013 
following singer-songwriter Bruno Mars’s sisters – Jaime, Tiara, Tahiti and Presley, pictured above – who make up the burgeoning pop band of the same name. Lylas is an acronym for "love you like a sister" -- starts with sisters Tiara, Tahiti and Presley preparing to move from their home in Hawaii to join big sister Jaime in Los Angeles as they work to record their first album together.

THE RUCKERS: SOUTHERN ROYALS - PREMIERES THURSDAYS FALL 2013 
a docu-soap showcasing three modern African-American sisters as they carry on their successful old world southern family name.



Returning Series


BRIDEZILLAS - PREMIERED FRIDAY, MAY 31 @ 8PM - FINAL SEASON 
The tenth anniversary season of Bridezillas promises to be the biggest yet with more lavish weddings than ever before. Every bride dreams of her wedding day — but bridezillas are willing to do whatever it takes to get it, no matter the consequences!

L.A. HAIR- PREMIERED THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH @ 10PM (MOVES TO 9PM ON JUNE 13)
This season, Kim Kimble rises to new heights while styling the tresses of celebrities Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams, Vivica Fox, Lil’ Mama, LisaRaye, Kyla Pratt, Faith Evans, Fantasia, LeToya Luckett and Debbie Allen. With construction now complete, the staff relocates to the new high-end salon in West Hollywood where she’s adding an A-list nail technician to the team of diva stylists. She also sets out to expand her brand with the creation of new hair products and services, and brings in her bossy sister Leah to help her manage it all. But working with her no-nonsense older sibling for the first time may have just brought Kim more drama than she can handle.


OTHER NEWS
  • Tamar & Vince  has been RENEWED for a second season and 
    • The 10-episode Season 2 of Tamar & Vince, which will feature the recent birth of the couple’s baby boy, AND will premiere September 5
  • Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? has been RENEWED for a fourth season
    • eight-episode Season 4 of Joan & Melissa, which will chronicle Joan Rivers’ recent 80th birthday celebrations, will kick off in early 2014
  • Untitled Richard La Gravenese / Tony Goldwyn drama project is eyed to become WE’s first scripted series

BREEZY'S RECAP...

I am a girl, in fact sometimes I can be a girlie girl. Therefore, it is not a huge surprise that I watch WeTV. In fact I have grown to love and hate to love series on this women's channel. Finding out that WeTV is following the recent trend and breaking into scripted television is interesting, and I wonder what will come from it. I have seen almost every show described above and none of them are bad. My favorite has to be Marriage Boot Camp. If you are like me, and didn't believe that any of the couples would make it to the alter, much less the 1st anniversary it is definitely a fun watch. So what about you? What will you be watching? Is there anything calling your name? Let me know in the comments section.

Monday, June 10, 2013

There Is A Little Bit of Everything at the Spike TV 2013 Upfronts



Spike TV has changed from Men's TV to something that is beginning to resemble regular network television, has announced its 2013 development slate that features not only unscripted projects, but scripted projects. All of the shows coming to Spike TV, and in development aim to reach that 18-49 demographic. 2013 will mark Spike TV’s first return to scripted television, in over six years. They have decided to make this return with special event series, there are more than five event series planned including behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, whose aftermath still echoes in Washington. Spike TV is coming into scripted television with a different approach, which may help it gain an edge against its competitors. 


Reality Series in Development


TO CATCH A CONTRACTOR
Adam Carolla is not just a renowned television, radio, and internet personality with one of the most-downloaded podcasts in the world, he is also a passionate, knowledgeable construction expert. In this pilot, Carolla serves as a vigilant watchdog to homeowners or businesses who have been cheated by a contractor and left with an unfinished disaster. Carolla, along with no-nonsense contractor Skip Bedell, hunts down the shoddy builder and gets retribution for the owner by making them fix the disaster and finish the job.

COVERT KITCHENS
Graham Elliot, award-winning chef, restaurateur and acclaimed judge on hit series “MasterChef,” gives viewers an exclusive invitation into the underground restaurant world in “Covert Kitchens.” Now a fixture all across America, these one-night-only culinary events are put on by some of the world’s top chefs in alleyways, train cars, and even tattoo parlors. It all has to come together in one day—the food, the setting and the service. Can they pull it off?

HUNGRY INVESTORS
“Hungry Investors” is the next project for “Bar Rescue” star, Jon Taffer. With Eyeworks USA producing, Taffer teams up with two fellow restaurant industry experts to seek out “diamonds in the rough” – neighboring establishments that are failing miserably, despite having amazing potential to succeed. The “Hungry Investors” put the struggling restaurants to the test in a head-to-head, challenge-based competition and the one enterprise that shows the most promise of turning things around earns a significant cash investment.

BIZ BROKERS
The buying and selling of businesses is a high stakes game where fortunes can be made and lost in mere moments. Business brokers act as the shrewd and astute middlemen behind these high-pressure deals and reap a percentage on the sale of companies they represent. In this Spike pilot, an aspiring small business owner is presented with three companies that are up for sale. With the guidance of a seasoned business broker, the fledgling business owner decides which company to purchase. Several months later, the show follows up to find out whether the small business owner succeeded in making their dream purchase into a moneymaker.

FRANKENFOOD
Superstar chef, Eric Greenspan, is going across the country to create culinary history by finding Americans with the most incredible and unique food creations. In each episode, the top food innovators will go head-to-head in order to get their mouthwatering, unexpected food combinations onto the menu of a restaurant, win a cash prize, and possibly create the next big food craze. Greenspan is the chef and owner of The Foundry and The Roof on Wilshire, and once defeated the legendary Bobby Flay on the television series “Iron Chef America.”

AUTO BODY AVENGERS
With over 200 million registered vehicles in the United States, it’s no surprise that auto repair shops are a booming business. Unfortunately, you don’t always get what you pay for. While the majority of auto body shops are fair and honest businesses, there are unscrupulous ones who seek to rip off unrespecting car owners by charging them for unnecessary or shoddy repairs. In “Autobody Avengers,” a team of operatives go undercover to spotlight the garages suspected of fraud.

PROPERTY MONSTROSITY
It seems every neighborhood has a property monstrosity which is in such disarray that it’s diminishing the value of all of the houses on the block. In this Spike TV original pilot, a concerned group of neighbors joins forces to confront their negligent neighbor. The exasperated group sternly offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to renovate and fix the disastrous house as long as the neighbor-from-hell moves out and leaves the renovation in the hands of the concerned neighbors.

REPOSA JUSTICE
Outrageous criminal defense attorney Adam Reposa is a powerful voice for the underdog and a dedicated champion for justice who loves taking the path of most resistance as he defends “the least among us.” Based in Austin, TX, Adam takes on shady salesmen, nasty neighbors, lousy landlords, and anyone else who stands in the way of “Reposa Justice.”

TAKE THIS JOB AND LOVE IT
Job applicants unwittingly compete for a full-time position as hidden cameras capture their reactions to being put through extreme on-the-job tests designed to find the perfect hire. The applicant who handles the situation best under pressure, judged by a hiring expert and the business owner, is given the chance to fill a lucrative position within the company.

WE’RE THE BOSS
Can you imagine having the opportunity to choose your next boss? In this workplace reality series, everyday employees across America will get to be in charge for one week. By week’s end, the company will be changed – hopefully for the better.

HARD MONEY
This pilot takes viewers inside the fast-paced, high-stakes world of hard money lending, a practice that is, in essence, legal loan-sharking. These hard money lenders offer short-term loans at steep interest rates guaranteed by significant collateral. If the loans default, they collect collateral worth many times the amount of the loan itself. This series follows three successful hard money lenders and documents their never-ending roller coaster ride in the world of high financial desperation. The lenders work individually but there is constant competition among them for the best loans.



Drama Scripted Pilots


HIT MEN
From Leslie Greif (“Hatfields & McCoy’s”), Chris Collins (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Rock God and multi-hyphenate Gene Simmons (KISS), comes “Hit Men,” a thrilling look into the untold story of how the mafia took control of the music industry of the 1970’s. From rising artists to radio stations to record labels, the impact organized crime had on all facets of the music business in this era was all-consuming and changed the music world forever.

WHITEY BULGER PROJECT
this movie event chronicles the raw and unfiltered rise and fall of Whitey Bulger, one of America’s most notorious criminals. This four-hour epic delves deep into the life of Boston’s most infamous organized crime leader, who ruled New England’s criminal underworld with an iron fist for decades. Bulger’s larger-than-life story takes us from his days as a low-level street thug to FBI informant, to mob boss bent on undermining the competition, to the FBI’s most wanted list, and fugitive on the lam for sixteen years

THE LAMP
In the 1970’s, the United States military set up some very unorthodox and secretive departments to research a wide range of areas from telekinesis to ambient noise to body language. Among these included the Research and Acquisitions Department, designed to covertly find and acquire all artifacts mentioned in religious and mythological texts to determine if any of them truly claimed magical powers. The search came up empty until they came across the legendary Aladdin’s Lamp.

UNTITLED BENGHAZI PROJECT
This project lifts the curtain on the untold behind-the-scenes story of the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Based on declassified documents and testimonials from those who were on the ground, this miniseries will shed light on the actual events surrounding the tragic deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and the heroic actions of CIA operatives that saved dozen of American lives.

iHUMAN
The stories of how technological innovation is transforming the human condition will be at the center of a series of films from Raw TV, the BAFTA-Award winning team behind the critically-acclaimed film, “The Imposter.” As technology becomes such an integral part of our lives and our most personal information becomes captured in a “cloud,” how does this affect human interaction? From the comfort of a laptop, we are now able to do everything from cheating on our spouses, to sending SWAT teams to celebrities’ homes, to bringing about revolution or crashing financial markets. The connections in the digital age are actually resulting in a disconnection from humanity and this film series will explore this in a way never before seen on television.



SPIKE TV NEWS

Tattoo Nightmares returned Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Bar Rescue Received a 20 episode back order

Cops will premiere new episodes September 2013


BREEZY'S RECAP

Spike TV has always catered to that male, raunchy 18+ type and since I am not a man, I must admit that this channel had little appeal to me before I started this blog, and I still do not know what channel it is on at my house. However, Spike TV's stated shift from target males 18-49 to targeting everyone 18-49 is a smart move. By not alienating half the population, it stands to grow in ratings and viewers. I am really excited to see that Spike TV grabbed Cops and renewed it. While the drama pilot Hit Men looks interesting, there isn't anything else I am particularly looking forward to. What about you? What will you be watching? How much do you love Spike TV? Let me know in the comments section

Friday, June 7, 2013

SCIENCE CHANNEL Discovers New Series and Specials at the Science Channel Upfronts 2013




The science channel is one of the four original channels rolled out by Discovery Communications in 1996. With every year, the channel has changed and adopted with the times. In April 2013 the science channel announced brand new series and specials to debut within the next year, at their 2013 Upfronts. 2013 and 2014 will be great years for the Science Channel; it will feature live science events, scripted dramas, and the return of some fan favorite original series. The Science Channels first scripted program ever… will be 73 Seconds: The Challenger Investigation. This fast growing cable channel will continue to draw in new viewers. Featuring everything from Aliens to Spaceships and Adventures to Monkeys, this channel will continue to offer something for everyone.



Brand New Series, Specials, and Movies


73 SECONDS: THE CHALLENGER STORY (Premieres November 2013)
The BBC and Science Channel co-produce a new factual drama, 73 SECONDS: THE CHALLENGER STORY, starring award-winning actor William Hurt as the brilliant U.S. physicist Richard Feynman, who was instrumental in uncovering the truth behind the space shuttle Challenger disaster of 1986. Feynman deployed exceptional integrity, charm and relentless scientific logic to investigate the secrets of the shuttle disaster and in doing so, helped make the U.S. space program safer.

THE GENIUS OF RICHARD FEYNMAN (PREMIERES NOVEMBER 2013)
In a companion piece to the film 73 SECONDS, Academy-Award-winning actor William Hurt leads this documentary portrait of the iconoclastic quantum genius Richard Feynman. New interviews with his family, collaborators and modern-day physicists draw a portrait of the colorful man, and describe the debt we owe to him. From Los Alamos to nanotechnology; from parallel computers to superfluids and the investigation of the Challenger shuttle disaster, Richard Feynman was integral to many of the most important developments of our age.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING (PREMIERES NOVEMBER 2013)
Science Channel and critically acclaimed actor James Woods take viewers on a journey to reveal world-changing breakthroughs and their implications for the future. Each episode of THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING will look at one idea or discovery that will critically alter life as we know it: Synthetic Biology, Predictive Analytics, Habitable Planets, Nano Technology. What's happening in these game-changing fields? What does it mean for us? Woods will ask the big questions, ignite debate and reveal a stunning image of the future.

SCI SPORTS: PUNKIN CHUNKIN (PREMIERES NOVEMBER 2013)
For 25 years, the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition has been launching pumpkins high into the skies above Delaware. Science Channel will be there again this year to catch every far-flinging, high-flying moment. PUNKIN CHUNKIN covers every angle of the intense competition from growing special, aerodynamic pumpkins and determining the perfect pumpkin's mass to the mechanics of the air cannon and the physics of catapults.

SURVIVORMAN: TEN DAYS (PREMIERES NOVEMBER 2013)
SURVIVORMAN himself is Les Stroud, filmmaker and outdoor adventurer. Once again he ventures into the wild with no food, no water and no crew. Stroud must rely on his years of training, raw instincts and sheer will to survive. If that weren't enough, he refuses to bring along a film crew, preferring instead to maintain an authentic survival situation and film the journey himself, dragging 65 pounds of camera gear every inch of the way. And this time, Stroud is upping the ante and spending 10 days surviving alone in some of the world's harshest environments.

THE MOANING OF LIFE (PREMIERES JANUARY 2014)
MOANING OF LIFE features Science Channel’s most famous guinea pig, Karl Pilkington as he sets forth into the most daunting adventure of his life: becoming middle-aged. A now well-traveled Pilkington will narrate a journey across cultures to investigate how people across with globe tackle some of life’s biggest coming-of-age issues.

BBC: MONKEY PLANET (PREMIERES MARCH 2014)
Take a closer look at one of human kinds closest relatives: the ancient primate. Centuries of evolution have allowed for the development of our species, but MONKEY PLANET takes us back to our roots to examine how issues of location, genetics and even Darwinism have shaped the human race.

ARE WE ALONE? (PREMIERES MARCH 2014)
ARE WE ALONE? Month returns to viewer with a search for answers to bold new questions about mankind’s search for extraterrestrial life. World premiere specials feature leading scientists on the hunt for alien life forms that lie beyond Earth, examine the probable human response to actual aliens landing on Earth, and divulge fascinating new scientific discoveries about the existence of extraterrestrials.

SURVIVORMAN AND SON (PREMIERES MARCH 2014)
Enigmatic survivalist personality Les Stroud is training the next generation of ‘Survivor Men”. In the all-new series, Stroud deploys deep into the wilderness with his son for all-new chapter of highly entertaining episodes that demonstrate the science behind extreme survival methods.

WHAT IS THAT? (PREMIERES APRIL 2014)
WHAT IS THAT? is an addictive show that leaves viewers guessing just what they're watching. Each half-hour episode includes five stand-alone segments that use specialty cameras and innovative filming techniques to capture incredible and curiosity-piquing images



RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES

HOW DO THEY DO IT? SEASON 11 (Premieres September 2013)
Ever wonder how that GPS System you got this holiday season actually works? Or, how engineers fit all that horse power in the Ferrari you wish you had gotten with the GPS? SCIENCE CHANNEL's popular series HOW DO THEY DO IT? provides answers to these questions and more. HOW DO THEY DO IT? goes behind the scenes to discover how to do the things, and make the things, that form the modern world.

HOW IT’S MADE Season 13 (PREMIERES OCTOBER 2013)
Science Channel fan favorite HOW IT’S MADE returns for another season of exploring how many of the everyday objects or products we seldom stop to think about are made. HOW IT’S MADE visits dozens of assembly lines where raw materials become finished products right before the viewers' eyes. In each episode of the series, viewers will be amazed to see how many common items are manufactured in high-tech factories around the world.

ODDITIES SEASON 4B (PREMIERES OCTOBER 2013)
For more than a decade, the East Village's iconic Obscura Antiques & Oddities shop has been New York City's foremost destination for one-of-a-kind, bizarre-and often shocking-artifacts. Since becoming the focus of Science Channel’s hit series, ODDITIES, the Big Apple's epicenter of the eccentric has become pop culture's Mecca of the macabre.

FRINGE SEASON 5 (PREMIERES NOVEMBER 2013)
From J.J. Abrams (“Lost”), Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci — the team behind “Star Trek”, “Mission: Impossible III” and “Alias” — and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and Bryan Burk comes a science-fact thriller about an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events. Now revered as a cult classic, FRINGE is a fantastical thriller about an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between the possible and the impossible.

MUTANT PLANET SEASON 2 (PREMIERES MARCH 2014)
Prepare to be transported to strange worlds within worlds where it seems as if nature has thrown the rule book out the window. MUTANT PLANET goes in for a closer look, to see how the magic of evolution and the forces of nature have together shaped eccentric animals, eclectic lifestyles and unorthodox patterns of behavior. Each episode focuses on key animals in different regions of our planet, and takes audiences on a journey of detection and discovery to understand the powerful forces that create the mysteries of evolution.

STRIP THE CITY SEASON 2 (PREMIERES MARCH 2014)
STRIP THE CITY uses stunning CGI animation to strip major cities naked of their steel, concrete, air, ocean and bedrock - layer by layer - to explore their hidden infrastructure and solve key mysteries surrounding their origins, geology, archaeology, industry, weather and engineering. As we explore what lies beneath each metropolis we come face to face with the people who are instrumental in keeping these cities alive and well – the engineers building and looking after the city's infrastructure. This series reveals a world never seen before – an alien geological universe normally hidden under tarmac and concrete—a landscape of unprecedented wonder, turbulence and scale.

ODDITIES SEASON 5 (PREMIERES MAY 2014)
For more than a decade, the East Village's iconic Obscura Antiques & Oddities shop has been New York City's foremost destination for one-of-a-kind, bizarre-and often shocking-artifacts. Since becoming the focus of Science Channel's hit series, ODDITIES, the Big Apple's epicenter of the eccentric has become pop culture's Mecca of all things macabre. Join hosts Evan and Mike as they scout and sell some of the most peculiar items on the planet to a market of bizarre buyers.

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE SEASON 5 (PREMIERES JUNE 2014)
Hosted by Morgan Freeman, THROUGH THE WORMHOLE explores the deepest mysteries of existence — the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. Can we eliminate evil? What is nothing? Is there a superior race? Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. THROUGH THE WORMHOLE brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science — Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more — to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.

HOW DO THEY DO IT? SEASON 12 (PREMIERE DATE TBD)
Science Channel’s popular series HOW DO THEY DO IT? is the cure for your average curiosity. It’s the science behind how everyday gadgets function and the series takes viewers on a journey to discover how the world around them works. Science Channel talks exclusively with the manufacturers that transform everyday inventor's visions into reality.

HOW IT’S MADE Season 14 (PREMIERE DATE TBD)
HOW IT’S MADE is the addictive assembly line series that returns to give viewers an exclusive look at how their favorite items are manufactured. The series visits dozens of factories where raw materials transform into finalized products in the scope of a 30-minute episode.

HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS SEASON 3 (PREMIERES JULY 2014)
Journey deep into space and examine the moons, planets and stars that make up the cosmos in HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS. Combining expert opinion with extraordinary computer generated imagery, the inner workings of space will be revealed as modern astronomy helps to demystify a series of unusual phenomena


BREEZY'S RECAP...

I have to honestly admit I watch absolutely nothing on the science channel, and when I say nothing what I mean is not one thing. I do not even think I have browsed channels and ever accidentally found myself on the science channel, that being said I believe many long time viewers will be happy with the return of some of the favorite series. Fringe fans I am sure are ecstatic that the science channel picked up their cult favorite obsession, and since that is the only title I recognize, I will make the loos agreement to watch at least the first season of fringe (binge style) within the next year and let everyone know what I think. So what do you think? What will you be watching? Is there anything you are excited to see, or any old shows your excited to see return? Let me know in the comments section!