(ID) Profiling fascinating true stories and featuring gripping interviews conducted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, On The Case is a shining example of ID’s core brand mission to investigate life’s mysteries through riveting storytelling. Zahn’s journalistic expertise and passion for the truth resonate as ON THE CASE unravels shocking investigations that have dominated headlines, and intriguing original stories uncovered exclusively for ID’s audience.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN
Season 8 Premieres Sunday, June 23 at 10 PM E/P
(TCM) Conan O’Brien is coming to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) this summer to host Carson on TCM, a new series featuring memorable Johnny Carson interviews from three decades of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
The series is set to air Mondays beginning July 1.
Carson on TCM will feature chats between Carson and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, from legendary screen icons to young newcomers. The series is a joint effort between Emmy®- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones (Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, TCM’s Stardust: The Bette Davis Story) of Peter Jones Productions and Jeff Sotzing of Carson Entertainment Group, which controls the Carson archives.
O’Brien – a late-night fixture for 20 years and current host of CONAN on TCM’s sister network TBS will introduce five interviews each week on Carson on TCM. Many of the interviews have not aired since they first premiered on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
“With its connection between late-night television and classic films, Carson on TCM offers the perfect opportunity to bring TBS’s popular late-night host to Turner Classic Movies,” said Jeff Gregor, chief marketing officer of TBS, TNT and TCM and general manager of TCM. “Conan has long idolized Johnny Carson, and he understands what it’s like to be on the other side of the desk. We’re thrilled to have him coming to TCM to share his unique insight and perspective.”
For its July 1 launch, Carson on TCM will open with Johnny Carson’s adorable 1982 interview with 7-year-old Drew Barrymore, who has since grown up to be a Golden Globe®-winning actress and co-host of TCM’s The Essentials. The night will also feature interviews with Kirk Douglas (taped in 1988), Mary Tyler Moore (1978), writer Neil Simon (1980) and George Burns (1989), one of more than 20 Academy Award® winners featured in the collection.
The July schedule for Carson on TCM will also feature interviews with such stars as Doris Day (taped in 1976), Charlton Heston (1976), Tony Curtis (1973), Shelley Winters (1975), Ronald Reagan (1975), Robin Williams (1981), Mel Brooks (1975), Bette Davis (1983), Fred Astaire (1979), Henry Fonda (1980), Elizabeth Taylor (1992) and William Holden (1976), to name a few.
Carson on TCM – Series Premiere: Monday, July 1, at 8 p.m. (ET)
Monday, July 1
Carson on TCM: Drew Barrymore (1982), Kirk Douglas (1988), Mary Tyler Moore (1978), Neil Simon (1980), George Burns (1989)
Monday, July 8
Carson on TCM – Doris Day (1976), Charlton Heston (1976), Chevy Chase (1986), Steve Martin (1979), Tony Curtis (1973)
Monday, July 15
Carson on TCM: Shelley Winters (1975), Ronald Reagan (1975), Robin Williams (1981), Jonathan Winters (1988), Michael Caine (1983)
Monday, July 22
Carson on TCM: Mel Brooks (1975), Dom Deluise (1976), Bette Davis (1983), Burt Reynolds (1972), Fred Astaire (1979)
Monday, July 29
Carson on TCM: Henry Fonda (1980), Elizabeth Taylor (1992), Susan Sarandon (1974), William Holden (1976), Goldie Hawn (1980)
(CC) In his first one-hour special, Benjamin shares his infinite wisdom and virtuoso musical ability with a live audience at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX. From talking his way out of speeding tickets, to avoiding arrest by the TSA, and even uncovering the solution to road rage, Owen Benjamin is unstoppable. Feel his heat as he takes to the piano and tackles Eddie Vedder, Beethoven, Timbaland, and more.
Owen Benjamin: High Five Til It Hurts debuts on Friday, June 28 at Midnight ET/PT.
(Animal Planet) Gator Boys follows the death-defying exploits of Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle, two extraordinary alligator trappers who risk injury and death to hand capture nuisance alligators that have invaded Florida resident’s backyards, swimming pools and businesses. Their ultimate goal is to remove alligators from harm’s way before they are captured by trappers who kill the animals and sell them for their skins and meat. It takes serious skill and courage to get face to face with these deadly creatures, and they do it all for the love of the alligators. Paul is known for his commanding personality, his ability to swim under water with minimal tools, and his talent to capture unsuspecting gators. Giving him the unmatched ability to handle nearly any dangerous reptile with ease, Jimmy has been wrestling alligators since he was 11-years old.
Series Returns Sunday, July 28, at 10 PM (ET/PT)
(TNT) One of cable’s Top 3 shows for three consecutive years, Rizzoli & Isles will return this summer with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston’s top crime-solving duo. Harmon is Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston.
Rizzoli & Isles also stars Lorraine Bracco, Lee Thompson Young, Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges and Brian Goodman. Developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro and developed characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro’s Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions. Tamaro and Haber serve as executive producers.
Premiere: Tuesday, June 25, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
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(HBO) Eastbound & Down returns for its eight-episode fourth and final season SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). Starring Danny McBride and executive produced by Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay, this comedy series tells the story of a star pitcher whose self-destructive behavior knocks him out of major league baseball, leaving him broke, delusional and desperate to regain his former glory.
(Spike) Spike and Bellator MMA have gathered together some of the biggest names in the sport of mixed martial arts to serve as coaches and trainers for the new reality series, “Fight Master: Bellator MMA.” Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock, and Joe Warren will helm four separate fight camps for 32 up-and-coming fighters looking to fight their way into the Bellator tournament and a $100,000 cash prize.
FIGHT MASTER: BELLATOR MMA
Series premiere Wednesday, June 19 (10:00 PM – 11:00 PM, ET/PT)
(ID) For these perpetrators, the stories may be different, but the motives are always the same – to stay out of prison and live life on the lam. The people profiled in I (Almost) Got Away With It evaded justice for years, sometimes decades, by using their families, fake identification and even violence to avoid capture. Viewers learn how law enforcement uses all means necessary to capture these fugitives. Additionally, each episode features an interview from prison with these slick culprits, who spill where they found shelter, how they changed their identities and how they almost got away with it.
I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT
Season 6 Premieres Monday, June 24 at 9 PM E/P
(TLC) TLC helps couples across America with HONEY DO, a new two-part special featuring a dream team of handy men that come to the aid of one wife to tackle all of the unfinished home improvement projects her husband has beenignoring. HONEY DO premieres with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 17 at 10 PM (ET/PT).
In each 30-minute episode, viewers are introduced to a wife with a totally relatable problem —she’s got a “honey do” list a mile long and her husband doesn’t know where to begin. That’s where our four hunky carpenters come in. Jonathan “the foreman”, Kevin “the construction man”, Ben “the painter” and Dan “the handyman” bring their tools and talents to fix what these husbands haven’t. From painting the dining room and finishing the deck to snaking the toilet and swapping old can lights for a chandelier, no honey do project is too big for these guys. In the midst of all of the breaking and building, the wife gets to kick up her feet and enjoy the pampered life, while the husband learns what it takes to be Mr. Fix it. He’ll get down, dirty and do his best to dig his way out of the doghouse, because he knows a happy wife also means a honey do list-free life.
MEET VERONICA AND MICHAEL
Premieres June 17 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
Veronica has tried everything, including posting florescent orange stickers all over the house, to get her husband Michael to tend to the “honey do” list. Unfortunately for her, this is one musician whose drum sticks are the only tool he is familiar with and has no idea how to fix anything in the house. With a patio that is used as a storage space instead of an actual patio and a fireplace screaming the 70s, the guys step in to whip both Veronica’s home and her husband into shape.
MEET JULIE AND ADRIAN
Premieres June 17 at 10:30 PM (ET/PT)
Julie has reminded her husband, Adrian, a million times to fix the same things, but to no avail. From the “eye-sore” of a play set in the backyard, to the sheet that has hung over their bedroom window for over 10 years, to the hoarded garage chock-full of old belongings— he just never seems to “get to it.” With a lengthy list and a husband who isn’t in a rush to take care of it, Julie calls in four hunky reinforcements to get the work done for her while teaching her husband a thing or two about handy work.
We’ll have more details later, but the CW has announced the two-hour premiere of the first ever “Guys and Girls” 20th cycle edition of America’s Next Top Model on Friday, August 2 (8:00-10:00p.m. ET).