January 7, 2016
News this week on Cancellations and renewals, Librarians, Legends, The man in the High Castle, Agent X and The Expanse. Guest stars galore on Flash, Arrow and Supergirl
This Weeks Winners and Sinners New shows ! Colony, Second Chance, The Magicians,
Colony SE101 Pilot
COLONY, premiering on Thursday January 14 @ 10/9c, centres on one family's struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. SAG winner Josh Holloway ("Lost") stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead") stars as his wife, Katie, in the series which takes place in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences.
Second Chance S01E01 Pilot
SECOND CHANCE (fka LOOKINGLASS) debuts Wednesday, Jan. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the time-period premiere of AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Rob Kazinsky ("True Blood") stars as a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, who dies at the hands of corrupt cops. He is brought back to life - by a pair of young tech scientists who are founders of a social networking empire - and given a second chance as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.
The Magicians S01E01 Pilot
The series centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real - and poses grave danger to humanity.
This discovery comes as magic-dabblers Quentin and Julia are, in fairly short order, whisked away to Brakebills University, where the magically-inclined are tested for their potential to become more powerful, and thus enrolled (tuition-free!) into the school’s prestigious program. For Quentin, it’s a dream come true, but for Julia, it turns into something of a nightmare as she fails the tests and is sent back to her old life. Though she should forget what happens, she instead becomes solely focused on the world she saw, desperate to become a part of it.
Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, one of the most-acclaimed science fiction novels of all time, will come to life in the first-ever adaptation beginning December 14 on Syfy. This six-hour television event has a star-studded cast is led by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation). Childhood's End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness - ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance - and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there's a price to pay. As the truth about the Overlords' intentions are revealed, humanity will discover its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.
Supergirl S01E09 - Blood Bonds
With Astra in captivity at the DEO, her husband, Non (Chris Vance)
, captures Hank, leading to a tense standoff between the two sides. Also, Kara continues to refute Cat's allegations that she is Super girl,
THE Shannara Chronicles S01E01 - Pilot
The Shannara Chronicles" is an epic television event based on the sweeping, best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years in the future, the story follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil, Elvin Princess Amberle, and Human Rover Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world. The series stars genre favorites, John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of the Rings") and Manu Bennett ("Spartacus"), along with young Hollywood stars-on-the-rise, Austin Butler ("The Carrie Diaries"), Poppy Drayton ("When Calls The Heart") and Ivana Baquero ("Pan's Labyrinth")
Sherlock The Abominable Bride
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories. But now our heroes find themselves in 1890s London. Beloved characters Mary Morstan (played by Amanda Abbington), Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) also turn up at 221b Baker Street. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride is a 90-minute Sherlock Special.