-ORIGINAL SERIES-

“PROJECT RUNWAY”

For the 12th season of Lifetime’s Emmy®-nominated reality-competition series Project Runway (#ProjectRunway), die-hard “FAN-addicts” of the hit program will experience the show like never before.  Marking a series first, Project Runway’s legion of fans will be able to interact with viewers across the country in real-time during each episode through the new interactive on-screen feature, PlayRunway, empowering fans to use their smartphones, tablets and computers to share their reactions to episode storylines, design challenges and decisions by judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, and mentor Tim Gunn.

16 new designers, including the return of a mystery contestant from seasons past, will face the judges they vie for a prize package surpassing half a million dollars.

A number of high-profile guest judges are set to join Project Runway this cycle, including actress and model Kate Bosworth, fashionista Kelly Osbourne, actress and comedienne Allison Williams, multiple Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® nominee Sigourney Weaver, TV stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Kaley Cuoco, as well as original Project Runway judge Michael Kors and Stacy Keibler, host of Lifetime’s Supermarket Superstar.

EPISODE # 1203

  • Airs Thursday, August 1 at 9:00PM-10:30PM (ET)
  • The designers show their inner youth when their challenge leads them to Coney Island. Working in teams of two, the designers must win their unconventional materials by playing tried-and-true carnival games.  Fashionista Kelly Osbourne guest judges.

EPISODE # 1204

  • Airs Thursday, August 8 at 9:00PM-10:30PM (ET)
  • The contestants must tie together a look with the prominent detail being a bowtie from multi Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Tie The Knot organization who will also be judging their designs.

EPISODE # 1205

  • Airs Thursday, August 15 at 9:00PM-10:30PM (ET)
  • It’s the ultimate unconventional challenge when the designers are split into small teams to create a luxurious mini collection inspired by items from four completely varied retailers.  Fashion designer June Ambrose serves as a guest judge.

PREMIERES: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Airs Thursday, August 22 & 29 at 9:00PM-10:30PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode description is currently not available.)

 

“DROP DEAD DIVA”

Lifetime’s fan favorite and critically-acclaimed series Drop Dead Diva, which follows a shallow wannabe model that suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized recently deceased attorney, is back by popular demand for a fifth season with 13 all-new episodes.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the one-hour, comedic drama stars Brooke Elliott (Wicked, Taboo), Margaret Cho (Dancing with the Stars, Cho Dependent), Jackson Hurst (Living Proof), Kate Levering (Cashmere Mafia), April Bowlby (Two and a Half Men) and Lex Medlin (Southland).

Newcomer Justin Deely (90210) joins Drop Dead Diva as Jane’s new heavenly guide Paul, stepping in for Luke (Carter McIntyre) when he is called back to Heaven just after telling her that Old Jane has returned to earth.  Now that Jane and Old Jane are both on earth, the two kindred spirits will finally meet face-to-face, creating one of the most highly anticipated Drop Dead Diva moments ever.

MISS CONGENIALITY(#507)

  • Airs Sunday, August 4 at 9:00-10:00PM (ET)
  • Jane and Grayson represent pageant contestant, Donna (Abigail Klein), when she’s stripped of her crown after claiming the Miss Universal Globe competition has been rigged.  As Kim’s due date approaches, she represents her formerly estranged father, Larry (John Ratzenberger), when he loses his job coaching a little league team.   Stacy continues her crusade to convince Jane that Owen would be her ideal sperm donor.  Grayson and Nicole (Annie Ilonzeh) struggle to define their relationship.
  • Guest Stars: Annie Ilonzeh (Nicole Hamell), John Ratzenberger (Larry Kaswell), Abigail Klein (Donna Andrews), Ed Marinaro (Peter Bronson), Brian Patrick Clarke (Curtis Hunter), Victor McCay (Judge Halloran), Ric Reitz (ADA Rob Waldron), Michelle Ang (Lanfen).

50 SHADES OF GRAYSON (#508)   

  • Airs Sunday, August 11 at 9:00-10:00PM (ET)
  • Following a long night at a bachelorette party, Jane ends up at the U.S./Mexico border to defend the bride’s fiancé, whose bachelor party went south of the border.  Jane must get the groom back into the U.S. in time for the wedding.  Kim represents a housewife who claims that her online erotic novel has been plagiarized by a major publisher.  Meanwhile, a mysterious man appears at the firm, yet his motives remain unclear to the lawyers of Harrison & Parker.  Owen struggles with his new role as Stacy’s sperm donor.
  • Guest Stars: Annie Ilonzeh (Nicole Hamell), Jessie Ward (Emma Miligan), Moira Kelly (Cindy Kasper), Wallace Langham (Lester Tuttle), Trevor Donovan (Keith), James Martinez (Luis Vega), Marcus Coloma (Robert Medina), Todd Allen Durkin (AUSA Mo Hesser), Jon Lindstrom (Professor David Sharf).

 

“DEVIOUS MAIDS”

Lifetime presents its highly-anticipated new drama Devious Maids, executive produced by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives).  The ensemble all-star cast, Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin’ Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs), portray five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.  

In Devious Maids, murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families.  Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tiny enclave where the staff is as clever, witty, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers.  Whoever holds the dirt holds the power, and before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and deep dark secrets exposed as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder of a beloved housemaid.

The series centers on a close-knit group of maids who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic “upstairs-downstairs” universe that engulfs their employers.  Rosie (Ramirez), a widow who left her son back in Mexico when her husband died, works as the maid and nanny for a pair of self-absorbed and successful actors, Peri and Spence Westmore (Mariana Klaveno and Grant Show).  Aspiring singer Carmen (Sanchez), hopes that her pop star employer Alejandro (Matt Cedeno) can help jump-start her career, but Odessa (Melinda Page Hamilton, Mad Men), his very loyal housekeeper and her boss, will stop at nothing to stand in her way.  Zoila (Reyes) is the senior maid for Genevieve Delatour (Susan Lucci), a co-dependent, emotionally unstable wealthy woman.  She works alongside her teen daughter Valentina (Ganem), who has a crush on Genevieve’s handsome son, Remi (Drew Van Acker).

TAKING A MESSAGE (#107)

  • Airs Sunday, August 4 at 10:00-11:00PM (ET)
  • Marisol is at risk of blowing her cover when an ex-student recognizes her in front of Rosie. Valentina discovers the cause of Remi’s mood swings and reluctantly turns to Zoila for help. Carmen and Sam have some disagreements about their relationship.

MISSING THE BABY (#108)

  • Airs Sunday, August 11 at 10:00-11:00PM (ET)
  • Genevieve lies to her new boyfriend about her age, much to Zoila’s dismay. Rosie begins working at the Powells. Carmen learns Odessa is hiding something. Marisol goes with Taylor to a fertility clinic.

SCRAMBLING THE EGGS (#109)

  • Airs Sunday, August 18 at 10:00-11:00PM (ET)
  • Evelyn blackmails Rosie so she can spend more time with baby Tucker. Zoila is upset when Genevieve presents her with an interesting proposition for Valentina. Marisol discovers some new information about Flora and grows suspicious of Michael. Carmen is troubled by Alejandro’s reaction to Odessa’s illness.

HANGING THE DRAPES (#110)

  • Airs Sunday, August 25 at 10:00-11:00PM (ET)
  • Valentina worries Remi will hate her when he returns from rehab. Rosie wants Spence to defend her honor after Adrian propositions her. Marisol learns her son was caught up in nefarious activities. Carmen has trouble going through with a favor for Alejandro. Taylor and Michael have exciting news.

 

“SUPERMARKET SUPERSTAR”

Do you have what it takes to be the next Mrs. Fields, Orville Redenbacher or Chef Boyardee?  Then you may be a Supermarket Superstar, Lifetime’s all-new competition series that will give every day Americans the chance to prove they have the next great product consumers will love. 

Hosted by Stacy Keibler, Supermarket Superstar gives undiscovered food entrepreneurs their chance to shine among the big brands in the highly competitive food industry.  Almost anyone can cook a great meal, but this is the first food competition show that provides a platform for individuals that can change the way millions of Americans shop and eat.

Each one-hour episode of Supermarket Superstar follows three home chefs as they pitch their product concepts to titans of the food world for the opportunity to have their creation launched nationally in a major grocery chain. Chef, vintner, TV host and specialty foods pioneer Michael Chiarello; cookie mogul Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies; and branding expert and food product visionary Chris Cornyn serve as the series’ mentors to share their expertise with the contestants as they prepare their products for mass production.  With the help of Chef Chiarello and research and development chef Andrew Hunter, the hopefuls must refine and perfect their recipes to impress targeted focus groups of real-life consumers to make it to the checkout line.

The surviving contestants must then create professional packaging to present their product to Tom Dahlen, the supermarket buyer for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), who will determine the winner of each episode.  The last cook standing will be rewarded $10,000 in prize money and $100,000 worth of product development from DINE Marketing and Mattson (the largest independent food and beverage innovation company in the country) to create professional samples of their products. 

For the Supermarket Superstar finale, three winners from the season will be invited back to compete for the grand prize by presenting their product to A&P CEO Sam Martin, with the hope their dream will be realized when their product is launched in A&P supermarkets and their affiliated chains nationwide.

NATURAL FOODS

  • Airs Monday, August 5 at 10:00PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • A schoolteacher on a mission, a food truck entrepreneur, and a businessman with a passion for eating bugs compete to get their natural food products on supermarket shelves across the country. After receiving advice from the mentors, the cooks head into the kitchen to revamp their recipes in only 90 minutes. As the tension heats up in the kitchen, one cook discovers that the caloric content of her “healthy alternative” is through the roof. After reformatting their recipes, the cooks’ dishes are presented to a focus group of fitness trainers who must decide which two dishes have what it takes to provide healthy alternatives to America’s favorite foods.

BAKED GOODS

  • Airs Monday, August 12 at 10:00PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • An unemployed mom with a resilient personality, a competitive “It Girl” and an injured stuntman compete to get their baked goods on supermarket shelves across the country.  After receiving advice from the mentors, the cooks head into the kitchen to revamp their recipes in only 90 minutes. As the tension heats up in the kitchen, one cook discovers that making decisions on the fly isn’t as easy as he thought it’d be! After reformatting their recipes, the cooks’ dishes are presented to a focus group of professional bakers who must decide which dishes have what it takes to become America’s next favorite indulgence.

SPREADS & DIPS

  • Airs Monday, August 19 at 10:00PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • A blogger who cooks everything with beer, a Jamaican mom finally pursuing a dream of her own, and a valley girl turned health counselor compete to get their food products on supermarket shelves across the country. After receiving advice from the mentors, the cooks head into the kitchen to revamp their recipes in only 90 minutes. As the tension heats up in the kitchen, one cook discovers to her dismay that in order to reduce her price point she may have to compromise on her most important ingredient! After reformatting their recipes, the cooks’ dishes are presented to a focus group of LA’s top party planners who must decide which two dishes have what it takes to make a dent in an over 70 billion dollar industry.

SAUCES

  • Airs Monday, August 26 at 10:00PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • A small business owner who lost everything, a busy single mom and a vegan pin-up model compete to get their sauces on supermarket shelves across the country. After receiving advice from the mentors, the cooks head into the kitchen to revamp their recipes in only 90 minutes. As the tension heats up in the kitchen, one cook discovers that more cheese is not necessarily a recipe for success! After reformatting their recipes, the cooks’ dishes are presented to a focus group of discerning culinary students who must decide which two sauces have the power to turn a good meal into a great one.

 

“DANCE MOMS”

Nominated for a Teen Choice 2012 Award, Dance Moms follows children’s early steps on the road to stardom and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow…all under Miller’s discerning eyes.  Presenting a powerful cast of characters that has inspired water-cooler talk across the country, the show immerses itself in the highs and lows surrounding dance competition season, delivering a captivating and dramatic look at the cast’s intense pursuit of National Dance titles.  Centered on the devoted Miller, who runs her school and instructs her young, talented students while also dealing with impassioned mothers who go to great lengths to help their children’s dreams come true, Dance Moms poses the tough questions many people have been asking since the show’s launch about what really goes on behind-the-scenes in the fast-growing and controversial sport of competitive dance.

THE DANCING DEAD (#326)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 6 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Abby retrieves the taxidermied remains of her beloved Broadway Baby much to the shock of the Abby Lee Dance Company.  Meanwhile, Kelly secretly meets with the Dance Moms to plot her daughters’ return.  And as Maddie’s star continues to fall, Nia’s is on the rise.

GONE, ABBY GONE (#327)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 13 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • After Abby goes AWOL, Kelly takes the opportunity to sneak her kids back into the Abby Lee Dance Company.  But now that Brooke is back, Payton’s position on the team is up in the air. Meanwhile, Maddie helps a seriously ill girl’s dream come true.

PREMIERE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Airs Tuesday, August 20 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)

PREMIERE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Airs Tuesday, August 27 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)

 

“DOUBLE DIVAS”  SEASON PREMIERE!

Cynthia Decker and Molly Hopkins, reality television’s most uplifting duo, are back in Lifetime’s hilarious unscripted program Double Divas!  The one-of-a-kind docuseries offers an eye-opening peek into the world of intimate apparel at Cynthia’s and Molly’s renowned Atlanta boutique LiviRae Lingerie, where the motto is: “No bust too big or small.  We fit them all!” 

Boasting a hilariously unfiltered cast that exudes Southern charm and hospitality, Double Divas follows Molly and Cynthia displaying their natural talent assisting women with any and all intimate apparel needs.  This summer, the program will be bigger and better than ever, as the ladies continue their mission to change the world — one cup at a time — starting with none other than Abby Lee Miller, star of Lifetime’s hit reality series Dance Moms, who visits LiviRae for a bra-fitting of her own.  We’ll also meet the Divas’ families, including special appearances by Cynthia’s father and Molly’s fiancé, giving viewers a peek at her trying on wedding dresses in true Double Divas fashion.  Plus, the series’ charming assistant Loren Schaffer is back and fans will be introduced to new members of the LiviRae staff.  And, of course, the ladies will take numerous trips out in the field to work their magic, including a jaw-dropping visit to a nudist resort.  In the end, Cynthia and Molly share their heart, soul and laughter with clients – wives, girlfriends, husbands and boyfriends – seeking answers to questions typically reserved for the bedroom.

RHYTHM AND BOOBS (#115)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 6 at 10:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Dance Moms’ maven Abby Lee Miller comes to Atlanta just as Molly is training for a charity dance showcase.  Abby gives Molly some tough love dancing tips and then the Double Divas give Abby some tough love bra fitting tips right back.

RIDE ‘EM COWGIRL (#116)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • Molly and Cynthia, meet a rodeo rider with a big bust that’s getting in the way of her competitive barrel racing and they vow to help.  Meanwhile Molly gets ready to Mambo in a charity dance showcase.

TOILET PAPER BRIDE (#118)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Cynthia enters a contest and takes on the challenge of making a wedding gown out of toilet paper, tape and glue…and of course she uses Molly as her muse and model.  Meanwhile Molly meets a lady with extremely large hips who needs custom underwear.

CAMO AND CORSETS (#119)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • Cynthia and Molly invite themselves along on Cynthia’s husband Drew’s turkey hunting trip.  But the real reason they want to go is to test out Cynthia’s newest creation in hunting gear — a bulletproof corset.

SAFETY FIRST (#114)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 20 at 10:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • When a real-life bounty hunter comes into LiviRae packing heat on her hip, she asks for a way to hide her gun in her bra instead. Cynthia sets out to make a holster bra, but she needs Molly to give it an action-packed test run in the field.

INTO THE WILDE NUDE YONDER (#117)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • Molly, Cynthia and Loren all take a trip to a nudist resort where the women desperately need bra fittings.  As the only people with clothes on, the Divas are fish out of water…but they learn to swim.

PREMIERE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Airs Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)

PREMIERE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Airs Tuesday, August 27 at 10:30PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)

 

“COME DINE WITH ME”   SERIES PREMIERE!

Based on the hit U.K. reality series, Come Dine with Me mixes home cooking with a helping of unpredictability when four amateur cooks from all walks of life compete against each other by bringing out their best in the kitchen and throwing a dinner party to determine “the host with the most.”  Complete with unique themes, locations and meals ranging from the sublime to the sorry, each host’s performance will be critiqued and scored by the other contestants with brutal candor.  The stakes are high, as whoever is deemed to have presented the best meal wins a cash prize. 

Produced by ITV Studios and hosted by Todd Pettengill (Dish Nation), Come Dine with Me is one dinner party you won’t want to miss!

PREMIERE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Airs Thursday, August 22 at 10:30PM-11:30PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)

PREMIERE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Airs Thursday, August 29 at 10:30PM-11:30PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode synopsis is currently not available.)

 

–LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE–

“BABY SELLERS” (World Premiere)

  • Airs Saturday, August 17 at 8:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Kirstie Alley and three-time Daytime Emmy® Award winner Jennifer Finnigan star in the Lifetime Original Movie event Baby Sellers.  Inspired by true events, the provocative film from prolific and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning producer Robert Halmi, Sr. (Human Trafficking, Tin Man) is a chilling account of the brutal and horrific realities behind the global illicit trade of selling children, many kidnapped from their homes, under the guise of seemingly regulated adoption.
  • Exposing the dark international crime enterprise of infant trafficking, Baby Sellers stars Alley as Carla Huxley, a well-respected, influential owner of a major U.S.-based adoption agency that helps prospective parents fulfill their dream of having a family.  While presenting an innocent veneer of kindness and good intentions to her trusting clients, behind-the-scenes Carla functions as a ruthless international kingpin, controlling an expansive syndicate spanning the world and manned by subordinates authorized to use any means necessary to procure children for her business.  Finnigan stars as Nicole Morrison, the dedicated, tough-as-nails Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent who believes Carla  is fueling a global business that stops at nothing to find the right child for the right owner – at the right price – and goes undercover to bring her sordid operation down. (2013)

 

–MOVIES-MOVIES-MOVIES–

“THE HUNT FOR THE LABYRINTH KILLER” (World Premiere)

  • Airs Saturday, August 3 at 8:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and when Daedalus strikes again, Shelby finds herself defending the latest man accused, a retired and respected judge–who also happens to be her own father.
  • Stars: Amanda Schull, Coby McLaughlin, Michael Nouri, Gina Gershon, James Avery and Anne Ramsay. (2013)

 

“MADEA’S FAMILY REUNION” (Lifetime Premiere)

  • Airs Saturday, August 10 at 8:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Loud-mouthed, full of personality, matriarch Madea (Tyler Perry) is charged with taking in a rebellious runaway. At the same time, Madea is planning a family reunion and helping her nieces handle relationship troubles. Madea must work to keep the peace in this tumultuous but loving family. Written, directed by and starring Tyler Perry. Co-stars Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield. (2006)

 

“I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER” (Lifetime Premiere)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00PM-12:00AM (ET)
  • Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar. (1997)

 

“ESCAPE FROM POLYGAMY” (World Premiere)

  • Airs Saturday, August 24 at 8:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Ryder and Julina have just fallen madly in love.  But this passionate romance is forbidden –  it goes against the laws of their polygamous community.  Things only get more complicated when Ryder’s father Ervil, the charismatic leader known as The Prophet, declares that God has chosen Julina to be his wife.  Desperate to be together, Ryder and Julina plan to leave everything they know behind forever… until Ervil banishes his son out of jealousy.  Now, Julina must defend herself from The Prophet while Julina’s mother Mary defies her beliefs to save her daughter in this updated take on Romeo & Juliet.
  • Stars: Mary McCormack, William Mapother, Haley Lu Richardson, Jack Falahee. (2013)

 

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