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Show Guide: 'Madam Secretary'

Synopsis: "Madam Secretary" stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values her apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver, speechwriter Matt Mahoney, press coordinator Daisy Grant and her charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third world problems, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the President’s combative Chief of Staff Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, Henry, and their children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning. (Courtesy CBS, 2014)

The Cast:
Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord
Tim Daly as Henry McCord
Bebe Neuwirth as Nadine Tolliver
Željko Ivanek as Russell Jackson
Geoffrey Arend as Matt Mahoney
Patina Miller as Daisy Grant
Erich Bergen as Blake Moran
Kathrine Herzer as Alison McCord
Evan Roe as Jason McCord
Wallis Currie-Wood as Stephanie 'Stevie' McCord
Sebastian Arcelus as Jay Whitman
Marin Hinkle as Isabelle
Keith Carradine as President Conrad Dalton
Patrick Breen as Andrew Munsey
Nilaja Sun as Juliet

Production Credits:
Produced by: CBS Television Studios, in association with Revelations Entertainment

Executive producers: Barbara Hall, Lori McCreary, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and

David Semel

Creator: Barbara Hall

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (CBS)
1-01 Pilot--09/21/2014
Newly-appointed Secretary Of State Elizabeth McCord is immediately faced with a maelstrom of complex political challenges, and an international hostage situation is her top priority.  Meanwhile at home, Elizabeth questions whether she did the right thing by taking this job, as her children are finding it difficult to adjust to their new schools.
Written by: Barbara Hall
Directed by: David Semel
Guest stars: Mike Pniewski as Gordon Becker; Michael Aronov as Anton Durchenko; Sean Kleier as Tyler Cole; Scott Lindley as Ethan Cole; Jordan Baker as Susan Cole; Kevin Kilner as Robert Cole; Eshan Bay as Jake; Stevie Steelas Gillian; Mozhan Marno as Roxanne Majidi; Ato Essandoh as King Nungunde; Suzanne Erickson as Tourist; Bob Schieffer as Himself; William Sadler as George and Randy Isley as Pilot.

1-02 Another Benghazi--09/28/2014
While in the process of dealing with a crisis in Yemen, Elizabeth faces a challenge at home when her oldest daughter makes headlines for protesting her university’s new policy.
Written by: Barbara Hall
Directed by: David Semel
Guest stars: Joshua Colley as John Wellington; Paige Brady as Susie Wellington; Megan Byrne as Jessica Wellington; Tim Guinee as Paul Wellington; John Bedford Lloyd as Everard Burke; Jeff Hephner as Isaac Bishop; Shawn T. Andrew as Seal; Brian O’Neill as Navy Admiral; Lesli Silva as Ms. Hardwick; Mariand Torres as Young Widow and Leila Buck as Al-Huran News Anchor.

1-03 The Operative--10/05/2014
Elizabeth is confronted by a hostile reporter who threatens to publish confidential
documents that were leaked from inside the State Department. Meanwhile, Henry is dragged into an international negotiation when his wife uses his job as leverage to broker a deal with Pakistan.
Written by: David Grae
Directed by: Jeremy Webb
Guest stars: Marin Ireland as Gina Fisher; Davis Hall as French Foreign Minister Jean-Claude Dubois; Joseph J. Parks as Jed Heller; Cathy Haase as Austrian Ambassador Gabriela Reinhart; Yorgo Constantine as Russian Foreign Minister Anton Gorev; Peter Ashton Wise as Marine Colonel Patrick Delaney; Stephen O’Reilly as Roy Schaeffer; Sean T. Krishnan as Pakistani Interrogator; John Douglas Thompson as General Anders and Bernard White as Pakistani Ambassador Ahmad Hesbani.

1-04 Just Another Normal Day--10/12/2014
While Elizabeth works to successfully broker a peace treaty between China and Japan, a Chinese student seeking political asylum threatens the deal.  Meanwhile, tensions rise at home between Alison and Stevie during Alison's sleepover party.
Written by: Joan Rater and Tony Phelan
Directed by: Eric Stoltz
Guest stars: Danni Wang as Fu Xinpei; Megan Ling Greaves as Emily Ferber; Francis Jue as Chinese Foreign Minister Chen; James Saito as Japanese Foreign Minister Shimbakura; Edelen Mcwilliams as Amy Ferber; Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Pam Foster; Vikki Eugenis as Harper; Patricia Kalember as Senator Kate Fletcher; Kenneth Lee as Teacher; Sharon Gee as Fu Xinwan and Young-H. Lee as Policeman.

1-05 Blame Canada--10/19/2014
When Elizabeth faces the daunting task of negotiating with Iran over their escalating
nuclear program, she is determined to deal with the situation in a peaceful manner, despite the President’s position of using military action. Meanwhile, Jason has new admiration for his father when he interviews him for a school report.
Written by: Paul Redford
Directed by: Eriq LaSalle
Guest stars: John Finn as Allen Bollings; Robert Klein as Canadian Ambassador Lester Clark; Johanna Day as Admiral Ellen Hill; Usman Ally as Zahed Javani; Tyler Mcgee as Uniformed Man; Royce Johnson as Buddy; Maceo Oliver as Deputy Assistant Bruce; Mary Bacon as Deputy Assistant Neda; Leah Wagner as Anne-Marie; Behzad Dabiri Panah as Iranian Delegate; Eric Martin Brown as Reporter and Soraya Broukhim as Translator.

1-06 The Call--10/26/2014
Elizabeth faces unexpected consequences when she makes a plea to the President to help with a dire situation in Western Africa.
Written by: Matt Ward
Directed by: Mark Piznarski
Guest stars: Louis Gossett, Jr.as Father Laurent Vasseur; Maameyaa Boafo as Komoyo; Owiso Odera as Amabassador Odilon Bokassa; Ned Eisenberg as Dan Pasternak; Rae C Wright as French U.N. Ambassador; Lynne Wintersteller as Interviewer; Tom Kemp as Major Hicks; Stephen Sable as Agent Napier and Ebube Ibekwe as Nun.

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Show Guide: 'Magic Man'

Synopsis: "Magic Man" follows world-traveler and mind-blowing street magician, JB Benn, as he performs his unique brand of illusions and interactive magic for tourists and locals across the country and all around the world. Moving from one vacation destination to the next, JB always leaves people of all ages and cultures freaked out and screaming and shouting for more. If vacationers are looking for memories that will last a lifetime, JB Benn makes it happen for them. (Courtesy Travel Channel, 2013)

The Cast:
JB Benn

Production Credits:

The Episodes
Season One Episode Guide (Travel Channel)
1-01 South Beach Sorcerer--08/11/2013
World renowned magician, JB Benn, travels to Miami Beach, Florida to perform his up close and personal magic, such as a jaw dropping salt trick, for locals and tourists, as well as a number of professional golfers, NFL All-Star Chad Ocho Cinco, and The Harlem Globetrotters.

1-02 Going Dutch--08/11/2013
Magician JB Benn travels to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Maarten, and creates awe-inspiring tricks, including cutting Elvis' silhouette out of a piece of folded paper, only after he asks a spectator to secretly think of a celebrity. Later, he shuffles a deck of cards continuously, and impresses onlookers by transforming random black marks on the side of the deck into a surprising phrase.

1-03 Hocus Pocus Partying--08/18/2013
World famous magician, JB Benn, travels to the spring break capital of the world, Panama City Beach, to show off his amazing tricks. He shockingly contorts an iPhone by twisting it in half, and later, he completes a death-defying stunt as he blindly drinks cups of liquid, unaware of which one contains poisonous flammable lamp oil.

1-04 Voo-Dude--08/18/2013
JB Benn brings his unique brand of up close and personal supernatural magic to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music when he travels to historic New Orleans to perform for area locals and family vacationers. He drops by Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo where he performs a mind-blowing tarot card trick, and later on puts on a mysterious game of graveyard hide and seek with an intrigued couple  in the Lafayette Cemetery.   

1-05 Key West Conjurer--08/25/2013
World renowned magician, JB Benn, heads to Key West, Florida, and performs wild tricks. such as effortlessly pushing playing cards through the skin of a balloon, while miraculously not popping it. He also performs a "flying match" trick, and wows the crowd by hitting a pool ball over the exact card that someone discretely chooses.

1-06 Jamaican Me Awestruck--08/25/2013
Magician JB Benn is in tropical Jamaica, where he  impresses crowds with his famous "floating ring" trick, as well as embedding a coin in a matchbook, straight from a man's hand. Later, he slams a half-dollar coin through the bottom of a glass bottle, while keeping it all in tact, and telepathically changes the hands on a watch.

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Show Guide: 'Make Room For Multiples'

Synopsis: Multiple-birth families are followed as they prepare for their newest arrivals and bring their babies home for the first time.

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (TLC)
1-01 Philadelphia Quads--12/23/2009
A Philadelphia couple prepare for the arrival of quadruplets.

1-02

1-03 Long Island Quads--03/29/2010
A woman is pregnant with her late husband's quadruplets after 10 in vitro fertilization attempts.

1-04

1-05 Dobson Triplets--03/21/2010
A couple who have had trouble conceiving, welcome triplets.

1-06

1-07 Barton Twins--04/02/2010
Triplets are born in vitro fertilization.

1-08

1-09 Florestil Twins--04/06/2010
A couple with a very active 18-month-old daughter are expecting twins.

1-10

1-11 Curzio Twins--04/08/2010
A set of twins arrive earlier than expected after a woman's water breaks unexpectedly at 34 weeks.

1-12

1-13

1-14 Butler Twins--04/13/2010
Twins join a family of four two weeks earlier than expected.

1-15

1-16

1-17

1-18 Youngblood Triplets--04/19/2010
A couple welcome triplets via C-section.

1-19 Heilala Twins--04/20/2010
A couple have twin boys after dealing with infertility for almost a year.

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Show Guide: 'Maigret'

Maigret
Synopsis:
"Maigret" was a British television series that ran on ITV for twelve episodes between 1992 and 1993. It was an adaptation of the books by Georges Simenon featuring his fictional French detective Jules Maigret. Airing in two series, each of the episodes was based on a single book.

The Cast:
Michael Gambon as Jules Maigret
Geoffrey Hutchings as Sgt Lucas
Jack Galloway as Inspector Janvier
James Larkin as Inspector Lapointe
Ciaran Madden as Madame Maigret (six episodes)
John Moffatt as M. Comeliau
Christian Rodska as Moers (three episodes)

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (ITV)

Season Two Episode Guide (ITV)

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Show Guide: 'Mako Mermaids: An H20 Adventure'

Synopsis: This sequel to "H2O: Just Add Water" follows a boy named Zac who turns into a merman after falling into a magical Pool. Zac's new powers could spell trouble for the three young mermaids who guard Mako Island.

The Cast:

Production Credits:

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide
1-01 Outcasts
During a full moon, a land boy named Zac falls into the Moon Pool, and the power of the Moon transforms him into a merman.

1-02 Getting Legs

1-03 Meeting Rita

1-04 Lyla Alone

1-05 Blizzard

1-06 Dolphin Tale

1-07 Zac's Pool Party

1-08 Zac's Return To Mako

1-09 The Siren

1-10 Zac Returns To Mako

1-11 I Don't Believe In Mermaids

1-12 Close Call

1-13 Betrayal