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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during a real life Tinder-matched date? If so, consider your prayers answered courtesy of The CW. Throw in some British accents and you have yourself the network’s brand-new comedy Dates, which will make its summer premiere Thursday, July 9 with back to back episodes at 9 and 9:30 Et. And while its subject matter may not pertain to the supernatural, Dates still includes all the sexiness of our favorite CW shows. Dates is an original series that was created by Bryan Elsley and originally aired on Channel 4 in Great Britain. Now that it has moved across … Continue reading →
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- Amanda Watter
Young Prentice McHoan’s investigation into the disappearance of his Uncle Rory uncovers his relatives’ long-buried secrets in this powerful and poignant drama
“Almost seven years ago now,” says an impossibly young Joe McFadden in the guise of Prentice McHoan, “my Uncle Rory set out from his girlfriend Janice’s house in Glasgow – to ride a motorbike up to my father’s house in Lochgair. He never got there.” So begins BBC Scotland’s masterful four-part adaptation of Iain Banks’s sprawling, addictive family saga, instantly plunging viewers into the central mystery: what happened to Rory?
Fans of the book will remember that Banks, always fond of a great one-liner, actually kicks off his tale of the lives, loves and many deaths of the McHoan family with the darkly memorable words: “It was the day my grandmother exploded.” The line still features in the opening episode, but adaptor Bryan Elsley »
- Sarah Hughes
The CW is bulking up with summer programming again this year, on Monday setting a slate that features three new series — including one that began as a digital series for the network — as well as three returning shows. Also of note are new nights for “America’s Next Top Model” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway.”
“Beauty and the Beast,” which had premiered in October in its first two seasons, will kick off summer for the network, with its third season airing Thursdays at 8 starting May 21.
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway” will form a two-hour block on Mondays starting July 6. “Penn” will air hourlong originals in the 8 o’clock hour, followed by a “Whose Line” original at 9 and a repeat at 9:30. The improv comedy show had been airing on Fridays.
- Rick Kissell
The CW has added two new series to its summer 2015 slate, reality game show “A Wicked Offer” and scripted British comedy “Dates,” the net announced Monday.
“A Wicked Offer” puts couples to the test to see just how far they’ll go for money. The hourlong unscripted series presents couples with Faustian bargains, trying the duo’s moral and ethical boundaries, as they must decide whether to complete a series of tasks and challenges that could potentially wreak havoc on their relationship for cash prizes. The series is exec produced by Jenny Daly (“Storage Hunters,” “Mystery Diners,” “Container Wars,” “Invention USA”) through her T Group Productions banner.
The net has also acquired nine episodes of the British comedy “Dates” from Scottish writer Bryan Elsley (“Skins”). Each episode follows a couple’s first date, after meeting via online dating. The series stars Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”), Ben Chaplin (“Thin Red »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
4 items from 2015
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