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Last night’s programming was, once again, filled with repeats and reality, with only one summer drama airing a new episode.

Here is how that lone drama fared in the overall ratings:

10 PM Show:
Mistresses (ABC) [NEW] – 2.8 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:30 PM:
Casino Royale movie on Showtime

5:50 PM:
An Officer and a Gentleman movie on Encore

7 PM:
Pretty Little Liars on Freeform (Reair)
Castle on TNT
NCIS on USA Network
Always and Forever movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

8 PM:
Pretty Little Liars on Freeform (NEW – Summer Finale)
NCIS on CBS (Reair)
The Flash on The CW (Reair)
Castle on TNT
The Matrix movie on BBC America

9 PM:
Dead of Summer on FreeForm (NEW – Finale)
Karen Kingsbury’s A Time to Dance movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Castle on TNT
While You Were Sleeping movie on CMT

10 PM:
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (Reair)
Castle on TNT

Enjoy!

Here is the only new programming option to expect on TV – or to be more specific – streaming online this week:

The second season of the Netflix series Narcos will be online on September 2 and that same night the season finale of Killjoys will air on Syfy at 9 PM.

Mark your calendars!

David Berry

Australian actor David Berry (best known down under as James Bligh on A Place to Call Home, but new to American audiences) has landed the role of Lord John Grey in season three of Outlander.

As readers of the tome on which the show is based [that would be the third book in the franchise, “Voyager,”], Grey is the former British soldier-turned-Ardsmuir Prison governor who strikes up a dubious friendship with the incarcerated Jamie Fraser (series lead Sam Heughan).

Lord John Grey is described as:

“A steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong. He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing — the consummate gentleman. However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.”

The third season will pick up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Back in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other.

Outlander has yet to receive an official air date by Starz, but it’s expected back in 2017. [Source: Entertainment Weekly]

TV Ratings

There were a lot of programming options on the major networks last night in terms of reality, game shows, sports and repeats, but only one new episode of a summer drama.

Here is how that lone drama fared in the overall ratings:

10 PM Show:
BrainDead (CBS) [NEW] – 2.3 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

4:30 PM:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie on Freeform

5:55 PM:
Notting Hill movie on TMC

6 PM:
Turbo (animated) movie on FX

7 PM:
The Ultimate Legacy movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Castle on TNT
Open Range movie on AMC

8 PM:
The Fosters on Freeform (NEW – Mid-Season Finale)
Supergirl on The CW (Reair)
Rizzoli & Isles on TNT (Reair)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (animated) movie on FX
Good Morning, Vietnam movie on TMC

8:30 PM:
Jurassic World movie on HBO

9 PM:
Rizzoli & Isles on TNT (NEW)
Too Close to Home on TLC (NEW)
Supergirl on The CW (Reair)
The Lost Valentine movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

10 PM:
Major Crimes on TNT (NEW)
Scorpion on CBS (Reair)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (animated) movie on FX

10:30 PM:
Brooklyn movie on HBO2

Enjoy!

Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are just some of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in September:

Max Rose
Opens: September 2

Max Rose (veteran actor Jerry Lewis) is an aging jazz pianist who learns that his wife of 50 years may have been unfaithful to him. Though his career wasn’t everything he’d hoped it would be, Max Rose always felt like a success because his beautiful, elegant wife (Eva) was by his side. While going through her things, however, Max discovers an object bearing an intimate inscription from another man, a shocking revelation that leads him to believe his entire marriage, indeed, his entire life, was built on a lie. Coping with anger, withdrawal and his own fragile health, Rose embarks on an exploration of his past, all the while searching for Eva’s mystery suitor, hoping to find the answers he needs to be at peace. The cast includes Kerry Bishe (Halt and Catch Fire), Dean Stockwell (Quantum Leap) and Illeana Douglas (Ghost World) [among others].

Morgan
Opens: September 2

“Morgan” (relative newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy) is not like other girls. Created and raised in a laboratory environment by a group of scientists, she defies nature with her super-human qualities. Walking and talking within one month and self-sufficient after just six, her rapid progression is remarkable, exceeding the expectations of her creators. After Morgan has a “tantrum” in which she almost kills some of the scientists, Lee Weathers (Kate Mara), a corporate consultant, is called in to make the ultimate choice of “terminating” Morgan or letting her live before she causes anymore havoc and escapes into the outside world. The film also stars Toby Jones (Captain America), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey), Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Paul Giamatti (San Andreas)

The Light Between Oceans
Opens: September 2

Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a lighthouse keeper and war veteran, and his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) are living off the coast in post-World War I Western Australia. One day, the couple rescue a baby girl who has washed up on an adrift rowboat and decide to informally adopt her as their own, whom they name Lucy. But as Lucy grows older, Tom and Isabel discover the consequences of raising the child when a visit to the mainland and an encounter with a particular woman, (Rachel Weisz), threaten to break apart their blissfully happy family. The cast includes Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson.

Other People
Opens: September 9

David (Jessie Plemons from Friday Night Lights), a 29-year-old gay man, moves home to Sacramento to take care of his mother, Joanne (Molly Shannon from Never Been Kissed), who’s in the advanced stages of leiomyosarcoma. Being home is further complicated by his conservatively religious family and his father’s refusal to accept his sexuality (ten years after he came out). As Joanne struggles through chemo, decides to quit treatment, and begins to decline, each of the family members deal with the inevitable loss in their own way. The cast includes Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) and June Squibb (Nebraska).

Sully
Opens: September 9

On January 15, 2009, veteran US Airways pilots Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenburger (Tom Hanks) and First Officer Jeffery “Jeff” Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) prepare to board US Airways Flight 1549 departing from LaGuardia Airport. Sully taxis his A320 to runway 4 and takes off. Barely three minutes into the flight, disaster strikes as the plane hits a flock of geese, which cripples both engines of the A320. Without engine power and no airport within range, Sully is forced to land his ill-fated airliner in the frigid waters of the Hudson River. With 155 passengers and crew on board, Sully, against immeasurable odds, successfully ditches the aircraft, sparing the lives of the crew and passengers and he is dubbed a hero by the press for his actions. But soon afterwards, Sully’s life is invaded by reporters and investigators who force Sully to put his job, family and reputation on the line. The film stars Laura Linney (The C Word), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Autumn Reeser (The O.C.) and Holt McCallany (Black Hat).

Bridget Jones’s Baby
Opens: September 16

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Renee Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Now in her forties and single again, she decides to focus on her career as a news producer and surrounds herself with her friends, old and new. For once, Bridget has everything under control. Then, her love life takes a turn and she meets a dashing American named Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey from Grey’s Anatomy), who is everything that Mark Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist, Bridget finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch: she can only be fifty percent sure of who the baby’s father is. The film also stars James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter franchise) and Emma Thompson (Love Actually).

Snowden
Opens: September 16

The film follows Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a geeky American computer professional who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to The Guardian in June 2013. The cast includes Shailene Woodley (The Divergent franchise), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek franchise), Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Nicolas Cage (National Treasure) and Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man).

Storks
Opens: September 23

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip (Katie Crown from Bob’s Burgers), the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world. Other voices will be provided by Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell and Danny Trejo.

The Dressmaker
Opens: September 23

In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Myrtile “Tilly” Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town. The film also stars Liam Hemsworth (Independence Day: Resurgence and The Hunger Games franchise), Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings franchise) and Judy Davis (Life with Judy Garland).

The Magnificent Seven
Opens: September 23

As the town Rose Krick is put under the siege of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard from An Education), the residents enlist the help of seven outlaws, headed by bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), to protect them while they prepare for the anticipated violent confrontation. However, upon meeting the town’s residents, the Seven find themselves fighting for much more than money. The rest of the seven include Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Byung-hun Lee (Terminator: Genisys), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Cake and From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) and Martin Sensmeier (Salem). The film also stars Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train and Music and Lyrics), Matt Bomer (White Collar) and Cam Gigandet (Burlesque).

The Queen of Katwe
Opens: September 23

The film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi (newcomer Madina Nalwanga), a Ugandan chess prodigy who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads. The cast includes David Oyelowo (Selma) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave).

Deepwater Horizon
Opens: September 23

The film is based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) and Kate Hudson.

Denial
Opens: September 30

Based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, the film recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Opens: September 30

When his grandfather mysteriously dies, 16 year old Jacob “Jake” Portman (Asa Butterfield from Ender’s Game) travels and discovers “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” run by the mysterious Miss Peregrine (Eva Green from Penny Dreadful). However, he is chosen to protect the Peculiar Children as an evil band of forces is intent on killing them. The film includes Dame Judi Dench, Kim Dickens (Friday Night Lights), Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding) and Terence Stamp.

Movies coming out in October will be posted at the end of September.

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