Forthcoming TV 2017

2017

Television

Series

 

January 1st

A lot of TV Marathons happening on various cable channels:

NCIS, Everybody Loves Raymond, Twilight Zone, Home Improvement, Seinfeld, Frasier, Roseanne, Big Bang Theory etc.

FOX debuts The Mick starring Kaitlin Olson.

 

January 2nd

NBC airs the season premiere of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

January 3rd

FOX’s Bones season premiere (final season too).

 

January 6th

Netflix debuts the remake of One Day At A Time with a Cuban-American twist.

NBC debuts Emerald City starring Adria Arjona.

 

January 8th

NBC airs the Golden Globes.

 

January 10th

FX debuts Taboo starring Tom Hardy.

 

January 13th

Netflix debuts A Series of Unfortunate Events starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Amazon debuts Sneaky Pete starring Giovanni Ribisi.

 

January 15th

Showtime airs the season premiere of Homeland.

CBS debuts Doubt starring Katherine Heigl.

 

January 18th

Peoples Choice Awards air on CBS.

 

January 19th

ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy returns.

 

January 22nd

CBS debuts Hunted.

 

January 26th

The CW debuts Riverdale starring Cole Sprouse.

 

January 27th

Amazon debuts Z: The Beginning of Everything starring Christina Ricci.

 

February

 

February 2nd

NBC debuts Powerless starring Vanessa Hudgens.

CBS debuts Training Day starring Bill Paxton.

 

February 5th

FOX debuts 24: Legacy starring Corey Hawkins.

 

February 8th

FX will debut Legion starring Dan Stevens.

 

February 12th

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns.

 

February 23rd

NBC debuts The Blacklist: Redemption starring Famke Janssen.

 

February 27th

NBC debuts Taken starring Clive Stranden.

 

March

March 17th

Netflix debuts Marvel’s Iron Fist starring Finn Jones.

 

March 22nd

FOX’s Empire returns.

 

April

April 25th

NBC debuts Great News starring Horatio Sanz & Nicole Richie.

 

Summer

Sometime

FX will debut SOA spinoff Mayans MC starring Emilio Rivera.

 

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 May 11th

Netflix debuts Chelsea Handler’s talk show.

 

May 22nd

ABC airs Billboard Music Awards.

 

AMC debuts Preacher starring Dominic Cooper.

 

June 13th

CBS debuts Braindead starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

 

August 28th

MTV Video Music Awards.

 

SUMMER

A lot more Presidential Debates, leading up to the election in the fall.

 

Olympic Games in Rio!

 

HBO’s Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

FX’s Taboo starring Tom Hardy.

 

Showtime’s Purity starring Daniel Craig.

 

E! debuts Mariah Carey’s docuseries called Mariah’s World.

 

Showtime’s Twin Peaks starring Kyle MacLachlan. (Moved to 2017)

 

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March 8th

ABC debuts Of Kings & Prophets starring Ray Winstone.

 

March 9th

CBS airs Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit tv special.

 

March 12th

FOX debuts sketch show called Party Over Here from Andy Samberg.

 

Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards.

 

March 15th

NBC debuts Crowded starring Patrick Warburton.

 

NCIS 300th episode.

 

March 16th

CBS debuts Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders starring Gary Sinese.

 

FX’s The Americans season premiere.

 

March 18th

Netflix debuts Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.

 

March 22nd and March 23rd

NBC debuts Heartbeat starring DL Hughley & Melissa George.

 

March 24th

NBC debuts The Catch starring Merreille Enos.

 

March 30th

TV Land debuts Lopez On TV Land starring George Lopez.

 

FOX airs Empire season premiere.

 

Hulu debuts The Path starring Aaron Paul.

 

 

March 31st

CBS debuts Rush Hour starring Jon Foo.

 

 

April means HBO’s Game Of Thrones returns!

 

April 1st

Netflix debuts The Ranch starring Ashton Kutcher.

 

 

April 2nd

Tentative Joel McHale HBO tv special.

 

April 3rd

AMC’s The Walking Dead season finale.

 

 

April 7th

NBC debuts Game Of Silence starring Jackson Brooks.

 

April 10th

MTV Movie Awards.

 

Showtime debuts the docuseries called Dice starring Andrew Dice Clay.

 

April 13th

NBC debuts Strong with Sly Stallone.

 

April 14th

FOX debuts American Grit Hosted by John Cena.

 

April 17th

HBO’s season finale of Vinyl.

 

April 19th

The CW debuts Containment starring David Gyasi.

 

April 22nd

Netflix Patton Oswalt comedy special.

 

 

April 23rd

FOX airs Electronic Music Awards.

 

April 24th

HBO’s Game Of Thrones returns.

 

April 30th

HBO airs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

 

 

May 2nd

FOX debuts Houdini & Doyle starring Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as his best friend, Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

May 3rd

The CW is set to launch a couple of series.

 

May 22nd

ABC airs Billboard Music Awards.

 

August 28th

MTV Video Music Awards.

 

SUMMER

A lot more Presidential Debates, leading up to the election in the fall.

 

Olympic Games in Rio!

 

HBO’s Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

FX’s Taboo starring Tom Hardy.

 

Showtime’s Purity starring Daniel Craig.

 

Showtime’s Twin Peaks starring Kyle MacLachlan. (Moved to 2017)

 

 

 

 

Entertainment & Pop Culture Calendar

NOTE: Sometimes tv dates and the music and movie release dates move. The showbiz heads like to do that once in a while.

 

MARCH
Apple is set to unveil a new, smaller iPhone this month.

 

March 8th

Beavis & Butthead’s Anniversary.

 

DVDs: Peanuts Movie.

 

Books:Tom Clancy’s The Division.

 

March 10th

Sharon Stone’s BDay!

 

March 11th

Music: Aurora’s All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, Jeff Buckley’s You And I, Bryan Fallon’s Painkillers, Cardiknox’s Portrait, Gavin James Bitter Pill, 3 Doors Down’s Us And The Night and Information Society’s Orders of Magnitude.

 

Movies: The Brothers Grimsby starring SBC and 10 Cloverfield Lane starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bradley Cooper and John Goodman.

 

March 12th

FOX debuts sketch show Party Over Here from Andy Samberg.

 

Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards.

 

March 13th

Zella Day’s BDay!

 

 

March 15th

NCIS 300th episode.

 

March 16th
FX’s The Americans season premiere.

 

March 18th

Netflix debuts Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday!

 

Music: Heart, Beck, James and Soul Asylum’s Change of Fortune.

 

Movies: Midnight Special starring Michael Shannon.

 

March 22nd

DVDs: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence.

 

March 24th

Books: Stephen King’s Finders Keepers and Bob’s Burgers Burger Book.

 

March 25th

Elton John’s BDay!

Sarah Jessica Parker’s BDay!

 

Music: The Last Shadow Puppets and Blink 182.

 

Movies: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice starring Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill and I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston.

 

March 26th

Steven Tyler’s BDay!

 

March 27th

Mariah Carey’s BDay!

 

March 29th

Books: Heather Graham’s Flawless.

 

DVDs: The Hateful Eight starring Kurt Russell & Samuel L. Jackson.

 

March 30th

FOX airs the season premiere of Empire.

 

TV Land debuts Lopez on TV Land starring George Lopez.

 

Eric Clapton’s BDay!

 

March 31st

Clint Eastwood’s BDay!

 


APRIL

 

April 1st

Music: Cheap Trick’s Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello and PJ Harvey.

 

Movies: Animal Crackers starring Sly Stallone and The Green Room starring Patrick Stewart.

 

April 4th

Eddie Murphy’s BDay!

It’s CatDog’s Anniversary.

 

April 8th

Music: Ben Harper’s Call It What It Is.

 

Movies: Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Money Monster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

 

April 9th

Angry Beavers tv anniversary.

 

April 15th

Music: Green Day and Graham Nash’s The Path Tonight.

 

April 16th

Record Store Day. (FYI: Several local stores participate…Wooden Nickel, Neat Neat Neat and Entourage).

 

Movies: Criminal starring Kevin Costner and The Jungle Book starring Emjay Anthony.

 

April 17th

HBO airs Vinyl’s season finale.

 

April 18th

DVDs: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

 

April 22nd

Music: Gwen Stefani and/or No Doubt, Beyonce, MGMT and Steven Tyler.

 

April 24th

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns.


April 25th

Al Pacino’s BDay!

 

April 29th

TV Land’s Anniversary. Jerry Seinfeld’s BDay.

 

Movies: Nine Lives starring Kevin Spacey and Same Kind of Different As Me starring Renee Zellweger.

 

April 30th

HBO airs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

 

MAY

May 6th

Bob Seger’s BDay!

 

Music: Phil Collins and Miley Cyrus.

 

Movies: Captain America: Civil War starring Chris Evans.

 

May 7th

Free Comic Book Day. (FYI: A few area stores participate, including Books, Comics & Things).

 

May 9th

Billy Joel’s BDay!

May 10th

Bono’s BDay!


May 13th

Music: Cyndi Lauper’s Detour (A country album), Christina Aguilera and Band of Horses.

 

Movies: Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey.

 

May 15th

The Simpsons LIVE…Homer will answer questions.

 

May 16th

Janet Jackson’s BDay!

 

May 20th

Music: U2’s Songs of Experience and nine inch nails.

 

Movies: Angry Birds starring Jason Sudeikis and The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

 

May 23rd

Drew Carey’s BDay!

 

May 27th

Music: Soundgarden and Lush.

 

Movies: Alice Through The Looking Glass starring Johnny Depp and X-Men: Apocalypse starring James McAvoy.

 

May 30th

Music: Kings of Leon and M.I.A.

 

Movies: U.S.S. Indianapolis starring Nicolas Cage.

JUNE

June 1st

FX tv anniversary.

 

June 3rd

Music: John Mayer, Jellyfish and Phoenix.

 

June 7th

Books: Stephen King’s End Of Watch.

 

June 8th

Movies: The Secret Life of Pets starring Louis CK.

 

June 9th

Johnny Depp’s BDay!

Michael J. Fox’s BDay!

 

June 10th

Music: Meatloaf’s Braver Than We Are, My Morning Jacket, Survivor and Sheryl Crow.

 

Movies: Warcraft starring Ben Foster.

 

June 17th

Music: Tool and Band of Skulls.

 

Movies: Pixar’s Finding Dory starring Ellen DeGeneres and Central Intelligence starring The Rock.

 

June 24th

Music: Metric and The Offspring.

 

Movies: Independence Day: Resurgence starring Bill Pullman.

 


JULY

July 1st

Music: John Waite and The Shins.

 

Movies: Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie.

 

July 3rd

Tom Cruise’s BDay!

 

July 8th

Music: TV On The Radio and Alice In Chains.

 

July 13th

Harrison Ford’s BDay!

 

July 15th

Music: Samantha Fox and Modest Mouse.

 

Movies: Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy and The Bourne Betrayal starring Matt Damon.

 

July 22nd

Music: Human League and Pearl Jam.

 

Movies: Star Trek: Beyond starring Chris Pine and Ice Age: Collision Course starring Ray Romano.

 

July 26th

Mick Jagger’s BDay!

 

 

July 29th

Music: Franz Ferdinand and The Strokes.

 

July 31st

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s BDay!

 

E! Entertainment Television’s Anniversary.


Books: JK Rowling’s Harry Potter & The Cursed Child.

AUGUST
August 5th-21st

Summer Olympics in Rio.

 

August 5th

Music: Katy Perry.

Movies: Suicide Squad starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith.

 

August 11th

It’s Ren & Stimpy’s Anniversary.

 

Books: (Tentative) Anne Rice.

 

August 12th

Music: INXS.

 

Movies: London Fields starring Johnny Depp.

 

 

 

August 19th

Music: Hootie & The Blowfish and Roger Waters.

 

August 26th

Music: The XX.

 

August 31st

Van Morrison’s BDay!

 

SEPTEMBER

 

SEPTEMBER is the beginning of bringing all of the Fall TV, Music and Movies!

 

September 2nd

Music: Guns N’ Roses.

 

September 9th

Music: Lady Gaga.

 

September 10th

Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring Will Smith tv anniversary.

 

September 13th

Everybody Loves Raymond starring Ray Romano tv anniversary.

 

 

 

September 16th

Music: Madonna, Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Robert Palmer (box set collection), Arctic Monkeys, Prince and Tove Lo.

 

Movies: Conan The Barbarian starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Scarpa starring Sly Stallone.

 

September 21st

Bill Murray’s BDay!

 

September 22nd

Friends tv anniversary. (It began in 1994)

Full House tv anniversary. (It began in 1987)

 

September 23rd

Music: Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Bruce Hornsby & The Range and Sting and/or The Police.

 

Movies: The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington.

 

September 25th

Will Smith’s BDay!

 

September 27th

Books: Bruce Springsteen releases his autobiography.

 

September 30th

Music: Royal Blood, Billy Idol, Mini Mansions and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 

Movies: Deepwater Horizon starring Kurt Russell.

OCTOBER

October 1st

Cartoon Network tv anniversary.

 

October 2nd

Happy Birthday Sting.

 

October 3rd

Dark Angel starring Jessica Alba tv anniversary.

 

October 6th

CSI tv anniversary.

 

October 7th

Movies: Gambit starring Channing Tatum.

 

October 14th

Music: Hall & Oates.


Movies: Inferno starring Tom Hanks.

 

October 20th

Tom Petty’s BDay!

 

October 21st

Music: Eddie Money.


Movies: Marauders starring Bruce Willis.

 

October 28th

Julia Robert’s BDay!

 

Music: Pat Benatar.

NOVEMBER

November 4th

Music: Rod Stewart.

 

Movies: Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

November 8th

Election Day! It’s Presidential Election time!

 

November 11th

Music: Robert Plant and Journey.

 

November 18th

Music: Beyonce and REO Speedwagon.

 

Movies: A Star Is Born starring Beyonce and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne.

 

November 23rd

Food Network tv anniversary.

 

Music: Billy Joel and Styx.

 

Movies: The Great Wall starring Matt Damon.

 

November 25th

Music: Dire Straits and Maroon 5.

 

Movies: The Founder starring Michael Keaton.

 

November 26th

Tina Turner’s BDay!

DECEMBER

December 1st

Game Show Network tv anniversary.

 

December 2nd

Music: Blondie and The Cars.

 

December 9th
Music: Supertramp.

 

December 16th

Music: Celine Dion.


December 21st

Movies: Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender, The Greatest Show on Earth starring Hugh Jackman, Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt and Sing starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.


December 23rd

Music: AC/DC.

 

 

December 25th

Jimmy Buffett’s BDay!

 

December 28th

Denzel Washington’s BDay!


December 30th

Music: ZZ Top.


December 31st

Paul Westerberg’s BDay (of the legendary Replacements).

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TV Projects in the works

TheFutonCritic.com, DeadlineHollywood.com, Variety.com and HollywoodReporter.com all have great tv pilot details.

Deadline Hollywood has a great list… http://deadline.com/category/primetime-pilot-panic/

 

CBS
Joel McHale stars in The Great Indoors.

 

Tom Welling is set to star in Section 13.

 

Doubt starring Katherine Heigl as a lawyer.

 

Kevin James is set to star in another tv sitcom.

 

I’m Not Your Friend starring Matt LeBlanc.

 


ABC

Kiefer Sutherland stars as the President of the United States in Designated Survivor.

 

Marvel’s Most Wanted starring Adriane Palicki.

 

The Fluffy Shop starring Gabriel Iglesias.

 

Pearl starring Candice Bergen.

 


NBC
Kevin Sorbo stars in Miracle Man as an Army vet.

 

Good Place starring Ted Dansen & Kristen Bell.

 

Unveiled starring Stephen James.

 

Marlon starring Marlon Wayans.

 

 

FOX

Son of Zorn starring Jason Sedeikis.

 

24: Legacy starring Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits.

 

Charity Case starring Courtney Cox.

 

Lethal Weapon starring Damon Wayans.

 

Animated…Zoobiquity.

 

THE CW

Riverdale (The Archies basically) starring Cole Sprouse.

 

HBO

Barry starring Bill Hader.

 

 

SHOWTIME

Purity starring Daniel Craig.