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Show Guide: 'Santa Clarita Diet'

Synopsis: In "Santa Clarita Diet," Joel (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore, Blended) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby (Liv Hewson), until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction...but in a good way. (Courtesy Netflix, 2017)

The Cast:
Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond
Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond
Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond
Skylar Gisondo as Eric Bemis

Production Credits:
The series comes from showrunner Victor Fresco. 

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Show Guide: 'Scorpion'


Synopsis:
"Scorpion," inspired by a true story, is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age.  As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru.  Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo, who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien.  However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen, who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in. (Courtesy CBS, 2014)

The Cast:
Elyes Gabel as Walter O'Brien
Katharine McPhee as Paige Dineen
Robert Patrick as Cabe Gallo
Eddie Kaye Thomas as Toby Curtis
Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn
Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd
Kevin Weisman as Ray Spiewack
Riley B. Smith as Ralph Dineen
Peri Gilpin as Katherine Cooper
Alana De La Garza as Adriana Molina
Camille Guaty as Megan O'Brien

Production Credits:

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (CBS)

Season Two Episode Guide (CBS)

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Show Guide: 'Search Party'

Search Party
Synopsis: SEARCH PARTY centers on Dory (Alia Shawkat), a fragile, frustrated, life-long doormat who's not particularly proud of her impact on the world, especially since her greatest accomplishment to date is organizing clothes to be donated to Goodwill for her wealthy employer. Dory feels stuck in a stale and disconnected relationship with her boyfriend, Drew (John Reynolds), a kind of clueless, complacent, spoon-fed doofus who just really loves Christmas. She also feels removed from her closest friends, Elliott (John Early), a self-diagnosed narcissist who loves adding job titles to his designer-stylist-curator multi-hyphenate lifestyle, and Portia (Meredith Hagner), an actress always struggling to balance the challenging demands of chronic insecurity and pathological self-absorption.

SEARCH PARTY opens with Dory learning that Chantal, a girl she barely knew in college, has gone missing. Despite having almost no personal connection to her, Dory becomes fixated on the mystery. Dory, Drew, Elliott, and Portia are not crime solvers. They value brunch, parties, and their own loud opinions. So when Dory drags them into a bumbling, perilous pursuit to find the missing girl, they soon learn the meaning of real danger and become entangled in a sinister plot that is more than their privileged Brooklyn lifestyles ever bargained for. (Courtesy TBS, 2015)

The Cast:

Production Credits:
SEARCH PARTY is being produced for TBS by Tony Hernandez's Jax Media, the award-winning production company responsible for Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Younger, Difficult People, Odd Mom Out and many others. The pilot was written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers and is overseen by Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris, Wet Hot American Summer). Tony Hernandez (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie) and Lilly Burns (Broad City, Difficult People, Younger) will serve as executive producers, alongside Showalter, Rogers and Bliss.

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Show Guide: 'Sean Saves The World'

Sean saves the world
Synopsis:
Sean (Sean P. Hayes, "Will & Grace") is a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot — his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna (Linda Lavin, "Alice"), and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler). So when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in full-time, it’s a whole new world. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean’s intent on being the best dad ever, so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company’s new owner has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, putting a damper on his homemaking plans and throwing a kink in Sean’s perfectly constructed work/life balance. Ellie, a normal girl who wants to hang with her friends and eat on the run, sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he’s clearly going overboard. From keeping his boss happy, his employees motivated and enduring his mother’s tactless "advice" to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it’s going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it’s Sean. Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911"), Lindsay Sloane ("Weeds") and Echo Kellum ("Ben and Kate") also star. (Courtesy NBC, 2013)

Production Credits:
From executive producers Hayes ("Hot in Cleveland," "Grimm") and Todd Milliner ("Hot in Cleveland," "Grimm"), executive producer/director James Burrows ("Friends," "The Big Bang Theory") and writer/producer Victor Fresco ("Go On," "Mad About You"), "Sean Saves the World" is a production of Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions.

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Show Guide: 'Secret Eats With Adam Richman'

Synopsis: Culinary traveler Adam Richman shares information about some of the world’s most amazing off-the-grid restaurants and mouthwatering off-the-menu dishes in “Secret Eats with Adam Richman.” The series showcases Richman’s contagious enthusiasm and passion for discovering underground eats and follows him as he searches the world for mysterious, intriguing culinary hideaways. (Courtesy Travel Channel, 2016)

The Cast:
Adam Richman as The Host

Production Credits:

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (Travel Channel)
1-05 Under the Radar Rome--08/22/2016
Adam Richman travels to Rome to uncover the city's culinary secrets, including a unique take on cacio e pepe at a restaurant within a castle-walled city, traditional porchetta in limited supply and an off-menu pasta dish.

1-06 Clock and Dagger--08/22/2016
Adam Richman travels to Cape Town to seek out the city's best off-menu dishes, including South African sausage, freshly caught fish and chips, a springbok loin served in an old Victorian house and a secret, invitation-only restaurant.

1-07 Polish Pizza Puzzle--08/29/2016
Adam Richman finds secret eats in Warsaw, Poland, including a Polish spin on Neapolitan pizza, an off-menu version of a classic Polish street food known as zapiekanka and a restaurant featuring homestyle cooking hidden inside an apartment building.

1-08 Cashew ‘Cue'--08/29/2016
Adam Richman is hunting for secret restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, including a hidden pho bar, off-menu cashew smoked ribs and grilled pork wrapped in lemongrass at a hidden garden restaurant in the city.