LIFETIME PREMIERE HIGHLIGHTS - AUGUST 2014

(as of  7/16/14)

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-ORIGINAL SERIES-

“THE LOTTERY”

Lifetime brings viewers to the year 2025 with the premiere of the provocative new conspiracy thriller, The Lottery.  The series stars Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour), Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story), David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries), Athena Karkanis (Low Winter Sun), Yul Vazquez (Magic City), Shelley Conn (Terra Nova) and Martin Donovan (Homeland).

Set within a dystopian future driven by a global fertility crisis, The Lottery reveals a world staring down the barrel of impending extinction as women have mysteriously stopped bearing children.  After years of research, Dr. Alison Lennon (Shelton) and her team remarkably fertilize 100 eggs.  However, her victory is short-lived when the Director of the Department of Humanity, Darius Hayes (Donovan), takes government control of the lab and informs the President (Vazquez) of the monumental scientific breakthrough.  To determine which women will carry the prized embryos to term, Chief of Staff Vanessa Keller (Karkanis) convinces the President to hold a national lottery and a battle over the control of the 100 embryos begins.  Michael Graziadei stars as Kyle, a recovering alcoholic and single father of one of the last children born in the country, while David Alpay stars as James, Alison’s colleague and lab assistant.  Shelley Conn portrays Gabrielle, the First Lady of the United States.

The Lottery is written by Timothy J. Sexton (Children of Men), who also serves as executive producer alongside Rick Eid (Hostages) and Dawn Olmstead (Prison Break).  Danny Cannon (CSI) directed and executive produced the pilot, which is from Grady Girl Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television.  Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered for this season.

Greater Good (#103)

  • Airs Sunday, August 3 at  10:01PM-11:02PM (ET)
  • Vanessa, Darius, and President Westwood deal with the hostage crisis.  Alison and James make a strange discovery after testing Kyle that may lead to more questions than answers. The world reacts to news of the lottery as the U.S. government prepares to open the testing centers.

Genie (#104)

  • Airs Sunday, August 10 at  10:01PM-11:02PM (ET)
  • Vanessa has second thoughts about the lottery and consults Darius and the President about shifting the control back to the government.  Darius and Vanessa discover the culprit behind the diplomat’s kidnapping and death while Alison and James quarantine Kyle as they dive further into the anomalies found in his blood

Crystal City (#105)

  • Airs Sunday, August 17 at  10:01PM-11:02PM (ET)
  • President Westwood and First Lady, Gabrielle, announce the two hundred lottery finalists and prepare for the opening night reception.  Vanessa uncovers a startling truth connected to the kidnapping in China.  Things become dangerous as Alison and James get closer to uncovering clues about the fertility crisis.  Kyle and his ex-wife Tracy appear in court to fight for custody of Elvis.

Sleep Deprived (#106)

  • Airs Sunday, August 24 at  10:01PM-11:02PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode information is currently not available.)

 

“DANCE MOMS”

For the new season of Lifetime‘s hit docuseries Dance Moms, Abby will take to the road with a national scouting tour in search for the country’s most elite young dancers.  With the threat of new dancers coming into the company, the dance moms will stop at nothing to make sure their girls have a place to shine on stage, even if it means going up against Abby.

Kiss Or Get Off The Pot (#418)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 5 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • With the Select Team gone for the week, the Elite Team needs to end their losing streak. This will prove difficult because they are competing against the Candy Apples on their home turf and Cathy will do whatever it takes to ensure a win. Inspired from her time as a judge on Dancing with the Stars, Abby recruits former Candy Apple Gino to dance a duet with Maddie where the choreography calls for her very first kiss.

3 Soloists, One Star (#419)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 12 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • This week the ALDC heads to Shenandoah Valley, VA but with Maddie away filming a guest appearance on Ellen, Abby realizes that her #1 dancer’s career is taking off and she’ll need someone who can win in Maddie’s absence. Abby pits Chloe, Nia and Kendall head to head to see who can step up to the plate with character driven solos. Christy’s jealousy puts her daughter Sarah’s place on the team in dire jeopardy.

Abby-phobic (#420)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 19 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • The ALDC heads to Woodbridge, VA to face their toughest competition yet, Studio Bleu. Abby invites Select Team member Jade and new dance mom Loree to join the Elite Team for the week. Christi is in an uproar when Abby picks Chloe to compete a solo against Jade, two years her senior. Abby shocks everyone when she decides to pull the current group routine and start over from scratch, choreographing a dance about phobias.

Premiere: To Be Announced (#421)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 26 at 9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode information is currently not available.)

 

“RAISING ASIA”

Child prodigy Asia Monet Ray is no stranger to the spotlight and her loyal fan base eagerly follows her every career move.  This summer Lifetime premieres the all-new docuseries Raising Asia (#RaisingAsia) featuring the child sensation and her mother Kristie, who won’t let anything get in her daughter’s way.  The road to fame and success isn’t an easy one but with her mom by her side, Asia’s dreams of being a world famous performer are well within reach, at least if Kristie has her say.

Diva Days, Red Carpet Nights (#102)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 5 at 10:00PM-10:30PM (ET)
  • This week Asia is slated to perform at the Reality TV Awards, but tensions are already running high in the Ray household, and when Kristie isn’t happy with the stage, she tries to pull the plug.  Meanwhile, Shawn goes toe-to-toe with Asia’s manager.

The Education of Asia Ray (#103)

  • Airs Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • Asia’s training goes into high gear, and with Shawn out of town, Kristie is overwhelmed –until a special visitor arrives to lend a hand. But while Kristie may be happy for the help, she’s less than thrilled by some unsolicited advice–and an attempted intervention.

Premieres: To Be Annoounced (#104-#109)

  • Airs Tuesdays, August 12, 19, & 26 at 10:00PM-10:30PM & 10:30PM-11:00PM (ET)
  • (Individual episode information is currently not available.)

 

“BRING IT!”

Coach Dianna Williams (“Miss D”) and her Dancing Dolls are back, and they’re ready to “bring it” even harder!  Bring It! follows Miss D and her dancers as they refuse to lose and push themselves to the limit each week in the relentless pursuit of victory at high-powered dance competitions throughout the U.S.  Every jump, step and high kick on the program highlights the triumphs and struggles of intense competition, where errors aren’t tolerated, mediocrity isn’t excused and only a win is acceptable.

After a spring season full of fierce competition, Miss D is willing to do whatever it takes for the Dancing Dolls to remain the best hip-hop majorette dance troupe in the South.  Bring It! returns with the annual Dancing Dolls tryouts, where Miss D scouts for fresh talent and weeds out any weak links on the team. Even veteran dancers will have to fight to keep their spot on the squad.  Kayla returns to reclaim her captain position, and Camryn and Crystianna both vie for leadership roles.  Will Sunjai return to the Dolls after her fallout with Miss D at the Battle Royale last season?  If she does, will she even manage to make the team?

A New Rival Emerges (#114)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 6 at  9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • The Dancing Dolls are forced to defend their home turf when a cocky new dance team from Miami, Florida travels all the way to Jackson to challenge them.  Meanwhile, Miss D enlists the Dancing Doll Parents to help spice up the team’s Beyoncé-inspired creative dance and the tables are turned when Sunjai’s mom, Selena, finds herself at risk of getting cut from the routine.

Kayla’s Big Surprise (#112)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 13 at  9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • The Dancing Dolls face-off against rivals in Jackson, MS. Miss D decides to attempt the team’s first-ever lyrical routine, but dancers struggle with the choreography. And Kayla gets a surprise from the team that she’ll never forget for her high school prom..

Nashville Smackdown (#113)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 20 at  9:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • The Dancing Dolls travel to Nashville, TN to take on squads from all over the South at one of the biggest competitions they’ve ever attended. The Moms hatch a master plan to spy on Miss D in the dance studio and decide to hold a bake sale to fund their scheme. And Kayla makes a decision that leads Miss D and the team to call her leadership into question..

Premiere: To Be Announced (#115)

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

 

“BAPs”

Lifetime’s new docu-series BAPs pulls back the curtain on an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African-American friends from St. Louis who are self-proclaimed “BAPs”– Black American Princesses and Princes.  BAPs follows these lifelong friends who are educated, sophisticated and believe being a BAP in today’s world is a birthright.

Each hour-long episode of BAPs follows a circle of friends that is always dressed to the nines, with egos in tow, and isn’t afraid to share opinions about men and each another.  There is no shortage of conflict, humor and heart that comes along with being a part of this tight-knit clique, which includes, Anisha, Kristen, Gina, Jason, Riccarda and Brandon. Together, this group, whose dynamic can change from best friends to frenemies at the drop of a hat, attends St. Louis’ elite fashion shows, the symphony and charity events… but no occasion is conflict-free.  Competing to be the most successful and most beautiful person in their circle is sure to bind and divide them, especially when Anisha’s boyfriend, Kendrick, and his niece, Rai-Rai are the anti-BAPs.

A Bogus Ceasefire (#103)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 6 at  10:00PM-11:01PM (ET)
  • The BAPS come together to celebrate Brandon’s birthday, but not everyone is in attendance, as Kendrick ditches, leaving Anisha to ponder their relationship. Meanwhile, Riccarda is determined to call a ceasefire on Kristen and Anisha’s conflict, but Gina, fed up with Anisha’s “mean girl” antics explodes, calling her a Bogus Bap.

Sip and See Disaster (#104)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 13 at  10:00PM-11:01PM (ET)
  • High tea becomes high drama when Gina and Anisha face off in front of BAP elders.  Meanwhile, Kristen extends an olive branch to Anisha by inviting her to a “Sip and See” baby shower for her son and Kendrick and Anisha reach a crossroads in their relationship.

The BAP Police (#105)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 20 at  10:00PM-11:01PM (ET)
  • The standoff between Gina and Anisha intensifies as Anisha excludes Gina from the fashion show she is hosting.  When Gina comes uninvited, Anisha gets the authorities involved and now it’s an all-out war.  Meanwhile, Brandon and his daughter celebrate her 13th Birthday.

A Swing and A Diss (#106)

  • Airs Wednesday, August 27 at  10:00PM-11:01PM (ET)
  • Anisha’s conflicts with most of the group threaten to derail an important charity golf tournament.  Also, Kendrick’s true feelings about Anisha come out at a card party changing their relationship forever.

 

“PROJECT RUNWAY”

Season 13 of Lifetime’s Emmy®-nominated Project Runway (#ProjectRunway) returns with an all new group of aspiring designers.  Project Runway is creating a one of a kind, full-season experience with Instagram which kicked off with #RunwayRedemption.  Offering one past designer the chance to come back to the workroom and compete in season 13 fans were able to vote on their favorite designer’s “InstaPortfolio” choosing from former season favorites Ken Laurence (Season 12) Alexander Pope (Season 12) and Amanda Valentine (Season 11).

The victorious designer will be revealed in the premiere episode to compete against 18 Project Runway newbies.  Each will have to make a lasting impression on judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, and mentor Tim Gunn in order to advance to the next level.  But no decision is ever final as Tim will have one opportunity to “save” one designer from being eliminated.

Past, Present, and Future (#1303)

  • Airs Thursday, August 7 at  9:00PM-10:31PM (ET)
  • Designers will have to integrate the past, present, and future in their creations when they are challenged to get inspiration from Marie Claire magazines from 20 years ago, to create looks they think will be relevant 20 years in the future.  Marie Claire’s Editor-In-Chief Anne Fulenwider returns to guest judge with idol Amanda de Cadenet.

Remixing an American Classic (#1304)

  • Airs Thursday, August 14 at  9:00PM-10:31PM (ET)
  • For the challenge, designers must repurpose and remix  an array of men’s vintage suits to create a look for the modern woman.  Youtube fashion icon, Bethany Mota guest judges.

Dress Heidi (#1305)

  • Airs Thursday, August 21 at  9:00PM-10:31PM (ET)
  • With the Emmy’s quickly approaching, the designers will have to put together a look that is stunning enough for Heidi to wear for the Creative Arts Emmy’s.  Gold medalist alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn guest judges.

It’s a Nice Day for a Rock Wedding (#1306)

  • Airs Thursday, August 28 at  9:00PM-10:31PM (ET)
  • Inspired by the new trend in untraditional wedding dresses worn by rock stars on their big day, the designers must wow the judges with their own version of an unconventional wedding dress.  Femme fatale, Dita Von Teese and street-style star, Chiara Ferragni serve as guest judges.

 

“WITCHES OF EAST END”

The second season of Lifetime’s thrilling series Witches of East End (#WitchesofEastEnd) returns this summer with an ensemble cast headlined by Emmy Award-winner Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick , Eric Winter and Daniel DiTomasso.  Christian Cooke joins the cast as a new series regular this season.

Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel, the series centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya (Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna (Ormond) and Aunt Wendy (Amick), they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.

This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps.  Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger (Cooke) arrives.  Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope (Virginia Madsen), Killian (DiTomasso) and Dash’s (Winter) warlock powers return.

Boogie Knight (#205)

  • Airs Sunday, August 10 at  9:00PM-10:01PM (ET)
  • Freya relives one of her past lives with Killian. Dash does a spell at work without realizing the consequences. Joanna seeks the help of an old friend, Alex (Michelle Hurd). Wendy and Freddie work together to try and stop the Mandragora while Ingrid’s bond with it grows stronger.

When A Mandragora Loves A Woman (#206)

  • Airs Sunday, August 17 at  9:00PM-10:01PM (ET)
  • Joanna and Alex must put their past aside and focus on finding the Mandragora.  Freya asks Dash to help save Ingrid.  Skeptical of Freddie’s loyalty, Wendy is wary of his actions.

Art of Darkness (#207)

  • Airs Sunday, August 24  at  9:00PM-10:01PM (ET)
  • Tarkoff (James Marsters), an old friend of the family’s pays a visit to Joanna and Freddie.  Wendy, Freya, Ingrid and Dash attend an art gala where Wendy encounters someone from her past.  Killian has doubts about his feelings for Eva.

 

MOVIES-MOVIES-MOVIES–

 

“GOOD DEEDS” (Lifetime Premiere)

  • Airs Saturday, August 2 at 8:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Thandie Newton  star. (2012)

“THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE” (Lifetime Premiere)

  • Airs Saturday, August 9 at 8:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage. Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston star. (2009)

“SOLE CUSTODY” (U.S. Television Premiere)

  • Airs Saturday, August 16 at 8:00PM-10:00PM (ET)
  • A woman fights to prove her son is alive when she discovers her ex-husband has gone to elaborate lengths to fake his death to ruin her life.
  • Julie Benz, Rick Ravanello star. (2014)

 

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