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    Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    Fixer Upper, Dec. 1, at 9 p.m. ET on HGTV 3rd season premiere

    The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines kicks off Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.

    Shadowhunters: beyond the shadows: the making of Shadowhunters, Dec 6 at 9:30 pm on ABC Family

    The Expanse, Dec 15, at 10 pm on Syfy

    Jan 05, 2016
    9:00 PM MTV Teen Wolf (#511)
    5th season winter premiere

    10:00 PM MTV The Shannara Chronicles (#101/102)
    two-hour series premiere

    Jan 12, 2016
    9:00 PM ABC FAMILY Shadowhunters (#101)
    series premiere

    Jan 14, 2016
    10:00 PM USA Colony (#101)
    series premiere
    "When life gives you lemons, squirt lemon juice in your enemy's eyes."

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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    Well this is dumb. ABCFamily is changing its name in January to Freeform because:

    Like many other 14-year-olds, ABC Family is changing its name, and it now wants to be called Freeform, the network announced Tuesday.

    According to a press release, the reason behind the change is to is to better cater to "Becomers," a new demographic defined as a "life stage" as opposed to a generation. "There are two billion Becomers worldwide," the press release declares.

    This new wave of viewers, which spans the ages of 14 to 34, will be the new target demographic for the network, after they realized that Millennials were not impervious to the tick-tocking of time.


    "We looked up, and those Millennials got old," network president Tom Ascheim told TVInsider. "The oldest ones are going to be 40. The Millennials were synonymous with youth for so long that we thought it would happen forever. But they had the nerve to age on us."
    ABC Family to Change Its Name to Freeform - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com


    Freeform sounds like the name of a feminine hygiene pad or bra. What are they thinking?



    I would luv to know where folks get these generational names from?

    Generational Names in the United States

    2000/2001-Present - New Silent Generation or Generation Z
    1980-2000 - Millennials or Generation Y
    1965-1979 - Generation X
    1946-1964 - Baby Boom
    1925-1945 - Silent Generation
    1900-1924 - G.I. Generation
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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    Freeform is a terrible name. I understand the need to change the name, as some of their show are no longer family-friendly. Taking "family" out of the name will give them more programming freedom.
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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    According to a press release, the reason behind the change is to is to better cater to "Becomers," a new demographic defined as a "life stage" as opposed to a generation. "There are two billion Becomers worldwide," the press release declares.
    Laughing, sort of, as they are creating their own version of a dystopian society. With the fare they show, I thought the Family name was a misnomer, as some of their shows you wouldn't want the under 10 crowd to view.
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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    This one looks like fun:

    'Agent X'
    (Series; TNT, Sun. Nov. 8, 9 p.m.)

    ‘Agent X’ Brings Sharon Stone, Throwback Spy Appeal to TNT | Variety

    Possessing some of the flavor of “National Treasure,” “Agent X” takes the amusing step of investing the Vice President’s office with secret constitutional powers, all for the purpose of concocting a Yankee version of James Bond. And wonder of wonders, it mostly works, at least initially, combining a sense of playfulness with bountiful action and, less successfully, a sweeping conspiracy. Al Gore once joked about the VP being addressed as “Your Adequacy,” but this TNT drama – which feels like a throwback to around the time Gore was sworn in – is actually closer to “Your Pretty Goodness.”

    Sharon Stone plays Vice President Natalie Maccabee, who shortly after being ushered to her new residence discovers a hidden passage. “You just beat Lyndon Johnson’s record,” she’s told by her steward, Malcolm Millar (Gerald McRaney), who actually presides over the “Agent X” program, which authorizes the VP to tackle threats foreign and domestic, operating with “judicious disregard for accepted legal formalities.”

    Told of her duties, which are intended to give the sitting President (John Shea) “plausible deniability,” Maccabee says, “No kiddin’?” Her personal toy for the requisite field work comes in the form of John Case (Jeff Hephner), a black-ops veteran who is the latest bearer of the show’s title, and presumably will be replaced by another whenever his license to kill (or he) expires.

    The threats are, admittedly, fairly predictable, but Hephner brings a nice sense of cool to the role – recalling a young Kevin Costner – and in the opening two-part premiere encounters a deadly and extraordinarily limber Russian spy (Olga Fonda), which only reinforces the Bond-ian vibe.

    Series creator William Blake Herron’s credits include “The Bourne Identity,” and while “Agent X” opens on a lighter note, the show begins drifting toward a perhaps too-familiar framework – with a shadowy cabal threatening to upset the established order – in the third and fourth hours, which reflect a qualitative dip compared with the premiere. That said, the action remains solid throughout, and the material is elevated by the casting, which, in addition to the fun interplay among the central trio, includes James Earl Jones as the Chief Justice and Mike Colter (fresh off “The Good Wife,” and bound for “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage”) as Speaker of the House.

    As noted, “Agent X” appears somewhat conflicted internally, set in a world where threats lurk within the halls of government, and where a Mexican drug cartel can be thwarted simply by having the guts to face off against the big boss. Still, there’s something durably cathartic about the allure of a super-soldier tasked with putting away bad guys, unfettered by concerns about bureaucracy or diplomatic niceties.

    How well that will work, and where it fits as TNT goes about tinkering with its programming formula, is unknown. But if “Agent X” doesn’t survive its TV mission, unlike some of the channel’s recent offerings, at least no one should feel compelled to deny any knowledge of its development.
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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    On November 15, on AMC at 10pm ET / 9pm C

    Into The Badlands

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_t...ds_(TV_series)

    Into the Badlands is an upcoming American television series scheduled to premiere on AMC November 15, 2015.[1] The series will feature a story about a warrior and a young boy who journey through a dangerous feudal land together seeking enlightenment.[2]

    Described as a "genre-bending martial arts series", Into the Badlands will be loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. AMC has ordered 6 one-hour long episodes of the action-drama developed by AMC Studios for a premiere in late 2015.[4]
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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    I'm looking forward to Agent X.

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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    I'm looking forward to Agent X too. The commercials they ran during The Librarians intrigued me enough to set it to record.

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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    This Sunday is going to be so busy its the season 4 and season 5 finales of The Great British Baking Show, the season finale of PBS's Home Fires, Once Upon A Time, The Librarians and the 2 hour premiere of Agent X.
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    Re: Winter 2015/2016 aka Midseason

    Thank goodness I upgraded to the six channel DVR from TWC. It has been a hoot to record and watch shows I had to go to On Demand to see.

    Off to set up Agent X.
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