An ensemble cast comedy revolving around a fantasy football league provides an entertaining look at friendship, marriage, parenting, and growing up…or refusing to grow up.
“Tree Hill is just a place somewhere in the world. Maybe it’s a lot like your world. Maybe it’s nothing like it. But if you look closer, you might see someone like you.”
Aside from their love of basketball, Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) have very little in common, but their shared father will forever connect their lives in ways they could never imagine. Their father, Dan Scott (Paul Johansson), abandoned Lucas and chose to raise Nathan in his image — a life of luxury and basketball that molded him into the star of the Tree Hill Ravens basketball team that he has become. Lucas was raised by his single mother, Karen Roe (Moira Kelly), with help from his uncle, Keith Scott (Craig Sheffer). He kept his distance from Nathan, but his love of basketball led their worlds to collide when the Ravens’ coach, Whitey Durham (Barry Corbin), put Lucas on the team. As the brothers take the court, side-by-side, Lucas and Nathan struggle to come to terms with the past that has haunted both boys their entire life. However, though basketball, and the slow road to discovering themselves, Lucas and Nathan soon find that they have more in common than they could have ever imagined.
When the Ravens aren’t on the court, the lives of the citizens of Tree Hill, a picturesque ocean-side town, are connected in webs of passion, betrayal, and lies. From the beginning, Lucas had his eye on Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton), a cheerleader and Nathan’s former girlfriend, but has an on-again, off-again relationship with Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush) as Peyton struggles with her true feelings. Lucas’ best friend, Haley James (Bethany Joy Lenz) is able to see past the “bad boy” front that Nathan puts up and finds in him an unexpected love. Their relationship soon blossoms into marriage and together they fight against the odds to make it as a teenaged married couple.
Starting with the fifth season, the series fast-forwarded four years into the future, following the lives of the five young adults as they begin their lives in the real world. Nathan and Haley are struggling with the pressures of being young, married parents; Lucas, after writing and publishing his first novel, works to find inspiration for his second book all while coaching the Tree Hill Ravens; Brooke owns and runs her own fashion company, Clothes Over Bro’s; and Peyton works to find her way into the music industry by starting her own record label.
While the lives of these five young adults continue to intertwine in the midst of the joy and devastating tragedy that comes their way, lives are changed forever as they deal with decisions made years ago, as well as the ones made daily, that continue to shape the world around them.
Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo, a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of humans. Growing up with human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door — until she drained her boyfriend to death in their first sexual encounter. Now she has hit the road alone and afraid. She discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore, who pass as humans while feeding off them secretly and in different ways, as they have for millennia. Relieved yet horrified to find out that she is not alone, Bo decides to take the middle path between the humans and the Fae while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin. With the help of her human sidekick, Kenzi, and Dyson, a sexy police detective, Bo takes on a challenge every week helping a Fae or human client who comes to her to solve a mystery, or to right a wrong.
From Emmy Award winners John Wells, Ann Biderman and Chris Chulack comes a raw and authentic look at the police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East Los Angeles, “Southland” is a fast-moving drama that will take viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families. Michael Cudlitz (“A River Runs Through It”) plays John Cooper a seasoned Los Angeles cop assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (Benjamin McKenzie, “The O.C.”). Cooper’s honest, no-nonsense approach to the job leaves Sherman questioning whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer. Cudlitz and McKenzie are joined by other cast members including Regina King (“Ray,” “Jerry Maguire”) who plays Detective Lydia Adams. Adams lives with and is the primary caregiver of her mother. Her partner, Detective Russell Clarke (Tom Everett Scott, “Boiler Room”) is an unhappily married father of three. Michael McGrady (“The Thin Red Line”) plays Detective Daniel “Sal” Salinger. Sal oversees fellow gang detectives Nate Moretta (Kevin Alejandro, “Drive,” “Ugly Betty”) and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy, “Alpha Dog”). Arija Bareikis (“Crossing Jordan”) plays as patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mom who dreams of being the first woman accepted into SWAT.
Based on the 1987 CBS series by the same name, Beauty and the Beast follows Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), a detective with a dark past that involves witnessing the murder of her mother and being saved by a beast. It is 9 years since then and she finds out that Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), a former soldier who was killed in action, is alive. As she looks more into him, clues about her mother’s murder come up as well. Catherine gets determined to find out more. Developed by Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper and with executive-producers Paul J. Witt and C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow and Bill Haber, the series takes a look into the soul of a man and the woman who falls in love with him. Also starring are: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Austin Basis and Nina Lisandrello.
Suburgatory follows 16-year-old Tess (Jane Levy) who, after getting caught with condoms in her drawer, is forced by her single father George (Jeremy Sisto) to move to the suburbs, a small town where all the moms are fake and so are the other teenagers at school. When George tells one mother that he is not married, it sets off a chain reaction of mothers introducing their daughters to Tess and “themselves” to George. At the first day of school, Tessa is a little scared to be going into a world of big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and Red Bull-chugging children, but slowly she and George as well find a way to survive and get along. After Tess gets into the style of things, she starts to realize that the suburbs are not going to be as crazy and wild as it was walking into it. Friendships are made and lives are changed in this single camera comedy. Created by Emily Kapnek (Parks and Recreation), “Suburgatory” takes a look into the life of the suburbs and the different type of people who live there. At first it makes it seem that the suburbs are horrible, but as the show progresses, the families come closer and closer.
Whitney is about the life of Whitney Cummings, a new comedian who sees that she and Alex (Chris D’Elia) are closing in on the boredom of their relationship. It is the same old story of how if you fall into that category, you are not going to be as happy as you were before. Whitney is not going to let that happen and talks to her friends about the issue at hand. After ending up at the Emergency Room with Alex getting a concussion when they tried something new, they realize that they are alright and that even though a relationship might not be perfect, they still love one another. Created by Whitney Cummings (Chelsea Lately), “Whitney” is all about how love has many different faces and that it doesn’t matter if everything in your life isn’t perfect, you still have that special someone to share it with.
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Craig Ferguson was joined by Carl Reiner and Valerie Azlynn.