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    Shameless (UK)

    Shameless (UK)

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    Channel 4
    The critically acclaimed and brilliantly funny drama from award-winning writer Paul Abbott features the Chatsworth Estate's Gallaghers, probably the UK's most dysfunctional family.

    Head of the family, Frank, embarks on a series of adventures with his remarkably well-balanced children Fiona, Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl and Liam - not forgetting the other two with Frank's valium-fuelled lover, Sheila. A shambolic family living on a Manchester estate, where eldest sister Fiona has to look after her five younger siblings after their mother's disappearance and their father became an alcoholic. After Fiona herself escapes, it's down to her twelve year old Sister Debbie to run the Gallagher household. With Sheila leaving and Monica's return it's a whole new ball game at the Gallagher residents, and it's not all plain sailing with Monica's estranged girlfriend Norma living in the van in the yard. No-ones life is ever going to be the same.

    Now in its eighth series things are still as dysfunctional as ever on the Chatsworth Estate with, Frank and Libby trying to get married with Monica coming back on the scene, Mimi's a new mother once again but still has the task of having to find out ho the father is. Also, Karen and Jamie are trying to get on with their lives after all the recent events and, there's also a whole load of new people on the scene just waiting to cause mayhem.

    Shameless is packed with sex, drugs, gratuitous violence, love and scams. Chaos ensues with more tales of how one extraordinary family goes about its normal everyday life.moreless
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    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

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    Starz (ended 2010)
    Starz is set to bring gladiators to the small screen withSpartacus: Blood and Sand from executive producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Joshua Donen. The high budget 13-episode first season premieres on January 22, 2010 with a second season already scheduled for 2011. The show will star Andy Whitfield as the infamous title character Spartacus.moreless
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    The Red Road

    The Red Road

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    Sundance Channel
    A sheriff must manage a crazy family and two towns that hate each other.
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    Broadchurch

    Broadchurch

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    ITV
    David Tennant and Olivia Colman lead the cast in this powerful new detective series. A small community in Dorset is rocked by the death of local boy Danny Latimer and DI Alec Hardy (Tennant) is drafted in to head up the investigation instead of local officer DS Ellie Miller (Colman).
    As the investigation proceeds, the lives of the locals - from the Latimer family, to priest Paul Coates and mysterious Susan Wright are explored as they deal with the life changing events.moreless
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    Boss

    Boss

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    Starz (ended 2012)
    Kelsey Grammer stars as Thomas Kane, the mayor of Chicago who uses his power to influence business in the city.
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    Golden Boy

    Golden Boy

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    CBS (ended 2013)
    "In seven years, Detective Walter Clark will become the youngest Police Commissioner in the history of New York City. This is his story." The youngest police commissioner in Manhattan learns what it really costs to have such high professional success.moreless
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    Misfits

    Misfits

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    E4 (ended 2013)
    A group of teenagers are sentenced to community service for past mistakes only to find their lives changed after a storm gives them strange new powers and new problems to overcome.moreless
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    The Bridge

    The Bridge

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    FX (ended 2014)
    A woman's body is discovered at the borderline on a bridge between the US and Mexico. The investigation results in an unlikely alliance of two cops, Det Sonya North a quirky, yet intuitive El Paso cop and Marco Riuz, a weary, but uncorrupt senior investigator from Mexico.moreless
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    Looking

    Looking

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    HBO
    Looking is an American comedy-drama television series about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco.
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    16 and Pregnant

    16 and Pregnant

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    MTV - Music Television
    Teenage pregnancy is the focus of this MTV reality show.
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    Ravenswood

    Ravenswood

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    ABC Family (ended 2014)
    In Ravenswood, Pennsylvania (a neighboring town to Pretty Little Liars' Rosewood), there is a mysterious curse that has plagued generations. The show will focus on five strangers who become united when they are directly affected by Ravenswood's curse.moreless
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    Twisted

    Twisted

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    ABC Family (ended 2014)
    Danny Dessai is back in town after years in juvie for murdering his aunt, Tara, to find that his two best friends are completely estranged and that the people are not quite ready to welcome him back.moreless
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    The Listener

    The Listener

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    CTV (ended 2014)
    Toby Logan is a paramedic who can read people's thoughts. Toby did not manage to know his parents and grew in foster homes. Until now Toby has kept his ability secret and the only one he has shared it with is his old counselor and confidant, Dr. Ray. While he crosses the city of Toronto in his ambulance with his partner Oz, Toby tries to help persons in crisis and on the way treat his own wounds. With the help of Detective Marks and his ex-girlfriend Olivia, an E.R doctor, Toby realizes that his gift can serve to help other people. The show, which contains humorous and tragic elements, follows Toby as he uses his power to solve crimes. The Listener is produced by Program Partners in association with Shaftesbury Films. The series has been given a 13 episode initial order by NBC. This series has also been picked up by the FX channel. FX has contributed for the production of the new show so that it can be aired by them. This show first aired in the UK on Sunday 8th March on FX at 9pm (GMT). The Listener will premiere on NBC for the U.S on Thursday, June 4th at 10/9c. Filmed on location in Toronto, Canada.moreless
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    Hollyoaks

    Hollyoaks

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    Channel 4
    Hollyoaks is set in the fictional borough of Hollyoaks in Chester. The first episode was broadcast on 23rd October 1995. The show attracts an average of 3 million viewers per week. The series was devised by Phil Redmond, who also created GRANGE HILL and BROOKSIDE.

    Hollyoaks was orignally only on one night a week but, a second weekly episode began in 1996, a third followed in 1999, and a fourth was added in 2001. The series then went five nights a week in November 2003.

    Hollyoaks is aimed mainly at 16-30 year olds. Like Brookside, Hollyoaks tends to deal with current affairs and topics that matter. It also appeals itself to a present day audience by playing a wide range of recent music and well known Bands.

    As the UK's fourth biggest soap, Hollyoaks is known for breaking bounderies. its story lines include, self-harm, serial murder, explosions, car crash, adultery, fires, sexuality, suicide, street crime, gangsters, drinking, drugs, mental health (schizophrenia), domestic abuse (men and women), cults, deception, credit card fraud, incest, perjury, false imprisonment and rape (inc male rape).

    Hollyoaks is an award winning show winning 3 awards at the 2007 Briitsh Soap Awards. Including Sexiest Female, Best Comedy Performance and Villain of the Year. On Saturday 3rd May 2008, Hollyoaks won 6 awards at the British Soap Awards including, Best Actor/Actress, Best Exit, Sexiest Female, Best On-Screen Patnrship, Most Spectacular Scene. In 2010 Hollyoaks won Most Spectacular Scene at the 2010 British Soap Awards and in 2010, Emmett J. Scanlan (Brendan Brady) won Villain of the Year and Best Newcomer.

    On the 26th February 2007 Hollyoaks under went a major revamp, with a brand new opening title sequence, which highlight's the shows major aim to appeal to a more mature audience. The opening credits have since been updated on various occasions, when a character has left or when new characters have joined. With the most recent version debuting on Monday 13th September 2010, which included a major revamp with a whole new design and reworked opening theme. This has since seen some minor changes with characters being both removed and added.

    It was announced 21st May 2008, that as of Monday 2nd June 2008, Hollyoaks will air its episode in HD format.

    Hollyoaks is on weekdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4. And the first look episode airs weeknights at 7pm on E4 with, a catch-up edition of the previous days episode at 2.05pm on E4.

    Three omnibus editions air every week, on Saturdays at 1.25pm on E4, Sunday mornings on 'T4' Channel 4 at 8.45am, but the time does vary and, in the early hours on Monday morning at 3.15am on E4. Spin-Offs Hollyoaks: In The City Hollyoaks: Later Hollyoaks: The Morning After the Night Beforemoreless
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    Necessary Roughness

    Necessary Roughness

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    USA (ended 2013)
    A divorced female sports therapist toughs it out in her job and her daily life.
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    Being Mary Jane

    Being Mary Jane

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    BET
    This BET series began as a movie before transitioning to a full-time series. It focuses on a woman with a successful professional life and less than successful personal life.
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    Sanctuary

    Sanctuary

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    Syfy (ended 2011)
    Sanctuary, the first broadcast quality Sci-Fi series to migrate from the Internet to network (cable) television, and the first TV series to be recorded by a digital RED camera using green screen technology on almost every shot, stars Stargate SG-1 veteran Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus. Dr. Magnus heads a global network of Sanctuaries for supernatural creatures, or as she likes to call them, Abnormals - which she retrieves from all over the world. Having injected a serum she created from pure, ancient vampire blood, Magnus and a small group of colleagues have come to possess special, paranormal abilities, or "powers" - hers being extreme longevity. Helen Magnus is a very beautiful and very well-preserved 158-years-old. In her work, she is backed by a team of talented specialists : her daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup), trained in weapons and combat; Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins), a techno wizard, geek and part-time werewolf; the Big Guy (Christopher Heyerdahl), a gentle giant who also happens to be an intelligent, well-refined member of the Sasquatch branch of the hominid family. Heyerdahl also plays John Druitt - sometime friend and sometime foe, a teleporter who just happens to be Ashley's father - and Jack the Ripper. Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) completes the team. Will, a young forensic psychiatrist who recently died and came back from the dead in Kali (3), has become Magnus' trusted confidant and protégé. Unfortunately, Ashley was lost to the void at the beginning of Season Two and may or may not ever return. She was replaced on Team Magnus by Kate (Agam Darshi), a former con-woman and thief with many shady connections. Druitt, like his daughter, sacrificed himself for the team and vanished - and again, may or may not return. In 2008, on the basis of the buzz created by eight webisodes (totaling about two hours), Sanctuary was picked up by the Sci Fi Channel for 13 sixty-minute episodes, beginning with the two-part webisode redux pilot, Sanctuary For All. In November of 2008, the series was renewed for a second 13 episode season, and on October 15, 2010, after an interminable nine-month delay, Sanctuary began its third fantastic season on the now renamed SyFy - this time with 22 exciting episodes and even longer story arcs.moreless
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    Flashpoint

    Flashpoint

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    CTV (ended 2012)
    Flashpoint is an emotional journey following the lives of members of the SRU (Strategic Response Unit) as they solve hostage situations, bust gangs, and defuse bombs. They work by utilizing their training to get inside the heads of these people in order to make them reach their breaking point (aka their flashpoint). Sgt. Gregory Parker (Enrico Colantoni) leads the elite team on their missions. The show is based upon the experiences of the real life Toronto Police Emergency Task Force. On August 26 2008, the show was renewed for a second season. The show originally aired on Friday evenings, but after episode 2 it swapped slots with Swingtown for the remainder of the season. Flashpoint is produced by Avamar Entertainment, CBS Paramount Network Television, CTV and Pink Sky Entertainment.moreless
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    Entourage

    Entourage

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    HBO (ended 2011)
    Vince Chase is a sexy young actor whose career is on the rise. To share the fun of his ride to the top of Hollywood and keep him grounded, Vince looks to Eric, Drama and Turtle, his childhood buddies from Queens. Together, they'll navigate the highs and lows of Hollywood's fast lane, where the stakes are higher, and the money and temptations greater, than ever before. But that certainly will not stop them from having fun the whole way through.

    Adrian Grenier ("The Devil Wears Prada", "Drive Me Crazy") stars as Vince, an actor on the verge of stardom. Kevin Connolly ("Antwone Fisher," "John Q") plays Eric, Vince's closest confidant who's learning the rules of the business as he tries to help Vince make the right choices and keep his goals aimed high. Kevin Dillon ("The Doors," "Platoon") plays Vince's half-brother Johnny Drama, whose own acting aspirations have been eclipsed by Vince's success, but that doesn't stop Johnny from constantly looking for work and going to auditions. Jerry Ferrara ("Grounded for Life," "Leap of Faith") plays Turtle, the least experienced of the group who is always up for a good time. Jeremy Piven ("Old School," "The Larry Sanders Show") plays Ari, Vince's aggressive, high-powered agent, who clashes with Eric over his client's decisions.

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    "Superhero" by Jane's Addictionmoreless
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    Sea Patrol

    Sea Patrol

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    Channel Nine (ended 2011)
    Spotlighting the drama found aboard a patrol boat for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), this much-anticipated show hails from creative mind of Hal McElroy, the producer of Water Rats and Blue Heelers, and stars some of Australia's best talent in Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers), Ian Stenlake (Stingers), John Batchelor (All Saints, Stingers, Farscape) and Josh Lawson (Home And Away, Thank God You're Here). Tune in to see how this crew protects Australia's watery borders.

    The series cost $15 million to make, making it one of Australia's most expensive television series of all time. It was filmed between the 9th of October 2006 and the 20th of February 2007. The second season, titled Sea Patrol II: The Coup, saw the addition of Kirsty Lee Allan to the series in a starring role for her first proper role on television. Also joining the cast, in a recurring position, are Alan Dale (Neighbours, Lost, The OC, 24, Ugly Betty), Dajana Cahill (Mortified, Monarch Cove) and Ditch Davey (Blue Heelers, Police Files: Unlocked).moreless
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