"People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive" to Be Revealed in Primetime Special on Food Network

October 18, 2018 / 10:53 AM

Host and PEOPLE Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle gives viewers an up-close look at ten rising culinary stars who are in the running for the title of "Sexiest Chef Alive," in the one-hour primetime special, People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive, premiering on Thursday, November 1st at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Follow along as these talented chefs discuss their culinary philosophies, while sharing a sneak peek into their personal lives as viewers are introduced to family and coworkers, showcasing all the unique qualities that make these chefs so appealing. Go behind the scenes to learn how the "Sexiest Chef" category is created and the criteria used to determine which chef receives the ultimate honor, while also being featured in PEOPLE's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue on newsstands Friday, November 9th.

The ten chefs competing for the coveted title are: Eric Adjepong (Co-Owner and Executive Chef of Pinch and Plate, Washington, D.C.); Jordan Andino (Co-owner and Chef of Flip Sigi, New York City); Ryan Durant (Owner and Executive Chef of Assaggio, Branford, CT); Deuki Hong (Owner and Executive Chef of Sunday Hospitality Group, San Francisco); Andrew Isabella (Executive Chef of BeetleCat, Atlanta); Edouardo Jordan (Executive Chef of JuneBaby and Salare, Seattle); Louis Maldonado (Executive Chef of Amara, San Francisco); Thiago Silva (Executive Pastry Chef Consultant, Catch Restaurant Group, New York City); Johnny Spero (Owner and Executive Chef of Reverie, Washington, D.C.); and Kevin Tien (Owner and Executive Chef of Himitsu, Washington, D.C.).

People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive is created in partnership with PEOPLE and produced by Four M Studios.


History Sets January 8 Premiere Date for New UFO Drama Series "Project Blue Book" from Robert Zemeckis

October 16, 2018 / 01:46 PM

HISTORY's new UFO drama series "Project Blue Book" makes its series debut on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10 PM ET/PT. From A+E Studios and executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe(R) winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), the ten episode drama series is based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969 and stars Aidan Gillen ("Game of Thrones") and Michael Malarkey ("The Vampire Diaries"). Catch a sneak peak here.

"Project Blue Book" is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Gillen), a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history. Throughout the season, true to life, documented occurrences will be explored such as the Flatwoods Monster incident that took place in West Virginia, the Gorman Dogfight of Fargo, North Dakota, the Lubbock Lights of Lubbock, Texas and the Chiles-Whitted UFO Incident of Montgomery, Alabama among many others. Delving into themes such as trust, instinct, real news vs. fake news and government cover-up, "Project Blue Book" straddles the world of science and the exploration of the unknown.

The drama series also stars Neal McDonough ("Arrow," "Legends of Tomorrow") as General James Harding, a confident and perceptive general responsible for heading the Air Force's new division - Project Blue Book, Michael Harney ("Orange Is The New Black," Soy Nero) as General Hugh Valentine, a sometimes cryptic yet powerful USAF General both overseeing and keeping a close eye on General Harding's new division, Laura Mennell (Watchmen, "The Man in the High Castle") as Mimi Hynek, Dr. J. Allen Hynek's wife and loyal partner in life, and Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, "Lost Girl") as Susie Miller, a stylish, eye-catching woman with a confidence to be envious of and whose stealthy charm goes deeper than what meets the eye.

"Project Blue Book" joins HISTORY's original scripted roster, which includes anchor hit series "Vikings," whose mid-season five premiere returns on Wednesday, November 28 at 9PM ET/PT; and Knights Templar drama series "Knightfall" currently in production on season two in Prague with Mark Hamill (Star Wars, BAFTA-winning voice of The Joker) joining the cast.

"Project Blue Book" is an A+E Studios production in association with Compari Entertainment, a division of ImageMovers. Robert Zemeckis (Contact, Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight) and Jackie Levine (Allied, The Walk) are executive producers for Compari Entertainment. David O'Leary serves as creator, co-executive producer and writer, with Sean Jablonski ("Suits," "Nip/Tuck") serving as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Barry Jossen serves as executive producer. Arturo Interian serves as executive producer for HISTORY.



Syfy to Premiere George R.R. Martin Horror Thriller "Nightflyers" in Epic December Event

October 16, 2018 / 01:11 PM

SYFY announced a multi-platform rollout for its brand new series NIGHTFLYERS, the original space horror drama based on the novella by George R.R. Martin. The highly-promoted rollout sees the entire 10 episodes debuting across all SYFY platforms timed to the beginning of the linear telecast, giving SYFY fans the freedom to view the season anytime and anywhere. Click here to view the trailer.

Viewers will be able to access the episodes through the SYFY channel, SYFY On Demand, online at SYFY.com and the SYFY app.

In a fan forward viewing experience, audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the world of NIGHTFLYERS with episodes 1-5 debuting Sunday, December 2 through Thursday, December 6 at 10/9c, and episodes 6-10 on Sunday, December 9 through Thursday, December 13 at 10/9c with limited commercial interruption across all platforms. Weekend marathons will give fans an additional opportunity to catch up on the series.

Set in the year 2093, NIGHTFLYERS follows a team of scientists aboard The Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space - it's already on their ship. NIGHTFLYERS stars Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Gretchen Mol, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, and Brían F. O'Byrne. NIGHTFLYERS is based on the novella by George R.R. Martin, who also serves as an executive producer, and is produced by Universal Cable Productions and co-produced by Netflix. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television and is the showrunner and executive producer, alongside Gene Klein, David Bartis and Doug Liman of Hypnotic who also executive produce. Brian Nelson, Mike Cahill and Andrew McCarthy serve as executive producers. Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films; and Lloyd Ivan Miller and Alice P. Neuhauser of Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions also serve as executive producers.


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas as Freeform's "Kickoff to Christmas" New Month-Long Programming Event Starts Nov. 1

October 16, 2018 / 12:55 PM

As the Halloween season comes to a close, Freeform will continue to be the home for all holiday programming as the brand-new "Kickoff To Christmas" programming event starts on NOV. 1. Adding a month full of holiday fun, the programming event will also include the premiere of the Freeform original film "The Truth About Christmas," from MarVista Entertainment, airing SUNDAY, NOV. 25 at 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST/PST.

In "The Truth About Christmas," Kali Hawk ("New Girl") stars as Jillian, a successful political consultant confident in her ability to put a spin on anything, whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend George (Damon Dayoub, Freeform's "Stitchers"). On the way to meet George's family for the first time during the holidays, an unusual confrontation with a toy store Santa results in a drastic change in Jillian where she can't stop herself from wildly spilling the truth. Ali Ghandour (Freeform's "Alone Together") co-stars as George's brother Blake, who believes you should always be true to yourself but thinks Jillian just might be losing it. Jillian must find a way to make it stop before her holidays, her job and her relationship are ruined.

Below is a night-by-night list of the movies airing during "Kickoff To Christmas":

Thursday, Nov. 1
5:00 p.m. - "Christmas with the Kranks"
7:10 p.m. - "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
8:50 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Inside Out"
12:00 a.m. - "Snowglobe"

Friday, Nov. 2
2:30 p.m. - "Christmas with the Kranks"
4:40 p.m. - "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
6:20 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Inside Out"
8:30 p.m. - "Disney's Frozen"
12:00 a.m. - "12 Dates of Christmas"

Saturday, Nov. 3
7:00 a.m. - "Titanic" (1997)
11:30 a.m. - "12 Dates of Christmas"
1:35 p.m. - "The Holiday"
4:50 p.m. - "Disney's Frozen"
7:20 p.m. - "Pitch Perfect"
10:00 p.m. - "Life-Size" - Freeform Premiere
12:00 a.m. - "Snow"

Sunday, Nov. 4
7:00 a.m. - "Sixteen Candles"
9:05 a.m. - "Snow"
11:10 a.m. - "The Holiday"
2:25 p.m. - "Life-Size"
4:30 p.m. - "Pitch Perfect"
7:10 p.m. - "Just Go With It"
9:50 p.m. - "Maleficent"
11:55 p.m. - "Sixteen Candles"

Monday, Nov. 5
4:00 p.m. - "Just Go With It"
6:30 p.m. - "Maleficent"
8:30 p.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)
12:00 a.m. - "Billy Madison"

Tuesday, Nov. 6
3:30 p.m. - "Billy Madison"
5:30 p.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)
8:00 p.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"
12:00 a.m. - "Angels Sing" - Freeform Premiere

Wednesday, Nov. 7
3:30 p.m. - "Angels Sing"
5:30 p.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"
8:30 p.m. - "Sweet Home Alabama"
12:00 a.m. - "The Family Stone"

Thursday, Nov. 8
3:30 p.m. - "The Family Stone"
6:00 p.m. - "Sweet Home Alabama"
8:30 p.m. - "Love the Coopers" - Freeform Premiere
12:00 a.m. - "Babe"

Friday, Nov. 9
1:00 p.m. - "Babe"
3:05 p.m. - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" (2007)
5:10 p.m. - "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" - Freeform Premiere
7:15 p.m. - "Storks" - Freeform Premiere
9:20 p.m. - "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
12:00 a.m. - Beethoven

Saturday, Nov. 10
7:00 a.m. - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" (2007)
9:10 a.m. - "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"
11:15 a.m. - "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked"
1:20 p.m. - "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish"
3:25 p.m. - "Storks"
5:30 p.m. - "Disney's Meet the Robinsons"
7:35 p.m. - "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
9:15 p.m. - "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
11:55 p.m. - "Call Me Claus" - Freeform Premiere

Sunday, Nov. 11
7:00 a.m. - "Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic"
8:00 a.m. - "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked"
10:10 a.m. - "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish"
12:20 p.m. - "Call Me Claus"
2:25 p.m. - "Disney's Meet the Robinsons"
4:30 p.m. - "Deck the Halls"
6:35 p.m. - "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
9:15 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's The Incredibles"
11:55 p.m. - "Norm of the North" - Network Television Premiere

Monday, Nov. 12
4:00 p.m. - "Norm of the North"
6:10 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's The Incredibles"
8:50 p.m. - "Ice Age: Continental Drift" - Freeform Premiere
12:00 a.m. - "Dennis the Menace" (1993)

Tuesday, Nov. 13
4:30 p.m. - "Dennis the Menace" (1993)
6:40 p.m. - "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
8:50 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
12:00 a.m. - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998)

Wednesday, Nov. 14
4:30 p.m. - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998)
6:40 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
8:50 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur"
12:00 a.m. - "Daddy Day Care"

Thursday, Nov. 15
4:00 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur"
6:00 p.m. - "Deck the Halls"
8:00 p.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"
12:00 a.m. - "A Cinderella Story"

Friday, Nov. 16
4:00 p.m. - "Deck the Halls"
6:00 p.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"
9:00 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Toy Story"
12:00 a.m. - "Boxtrolls"

Saturday, Nov. 17
7:00 a.m. - "Race for Your Life Charlie Brown"
8:35 a.m. - "Bon Voyage Charlie Brown"
10:10 a.m. - "Little Giants"
12:45 p.m. - "Christmas with the Kranks"
2:50 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Toy Story"
4:50 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 2"
6:55 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3"
9:25 p.m. - "Disney's Wreck-It Ralph"
11:30 p.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)

Sunday, Nov. 18
7:00 a.m. - "Little Giants"
9:35 a.m. - "Christmas with the Kranks"
11:40 a.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)
2:15 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 2"
4:20 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3"
6:50 p.m. - "Disney's Wreck-It Ralph"
8:55 p.m. - "Disney's The Lion King" (1994)
11:00 p.m. - "Disney's The Lion King II: Simba's Pride"
1:00 a.m. - "Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic"

Monday, Nov. 19
2:30 p.m. - "Disney's The Lion King II: Simba's Pride"
4:30 p.m. - "Storks"
6:30 p.m. - "Disney's The Lion King" (1994)
8:30 p.m. - "Cinderella" (Live Action) (2015)
12:00 a.m. - "Sixteen Candles"

Tuesday, Nov. 20
12:00 p.m. - "Sixteen Candles"
2:00 p.m. - "Titanic" (1997)
6:30 p.m. - "Cinderella" (Live Action) (2015)
9:00 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Brave"
12:00 a.m. - "Uncle Buck"

Wednesday, Nov. 21
11:30 a.m. - "Uncle Buck"
1:30 p.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"
4:30 p.m. - "Disney's Mulan"
6:30 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Brave"
8:30 p.m. - "Disney's Zootopia"
12:00 a.m. - "Happy Gilmore"

Thursday, Nov. 22
7:30 a.m. - "Happy Gilmore"
11:00 a.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"
2:00 p.m. - "Disney's Mulan"
4:00 p.m. - "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
6:00 p.m. - "Disney's Zootopia"
8:30 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille"
12:00 a.m. - "The Lego Movie"

Friday, Nov. 23
7:30 a.m. - "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups"
11:00 a.m. - "The Lego Movie"
1:30 p.m. - "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
3:30 p.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)
6:00 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille"
8:30 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Finding Nemo"
12:00 a.m. - "Call Me Claus"

Saturday, Nov. 24
7:00 a.m. - "Bon Voyage Charlie Brown"
8:30 a.m. - "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure" - Freeform Premiere
10:30 a.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)
1:05 p.m. - "Disney's Tarzan"
3:10 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
5:15 p.m. - "Disney-Pixar's Finding Nemo"
7:45 p.m. - "The Santa Clause"
9:50 p.m. - "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
11:55 p.m. - "Life Size"

Sunday, Nov. 25
7:00 a.m. - "Yogi Bear"
8:35 a.m. - "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish"
10:35 a.m. - "Disney's Tarzan"
12:40 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
2:45 p.m. - "Life Size"
4:50 p.m. - "The Santa Clause"
6:55 p.m. - "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
9:00 p.m. - "The Truth About Christmas" - Freeform Original Film Premiere
11:00 p.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"

Monday, Nov. 26
12:00 p.m. - "The Truth About Christmas"
2:05 p.m. - "Mrs. Doubtfire"
5:10 p.m. - "Disney's Meet the Robinsons"
7:15 p.m. - "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
8:55 p.m. - "Paddington" - Network Television Premiere
12:00 a.m. - "Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1996)

Tuesday, Nov. 27
1:00 p.m. - "Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1996)
3:00 p.m. - "Disney's Meet the Robinsons"
5:05 p.m. - "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"
6:45 p.m. - "Paddington"
8:50 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
12:00 a.m. - "Eight Crazy Nights"

Wednesday, Nov. 28
12:00 p.m. - "Eight Crazy Nights"
2:00 p.m. - "Unaccompanied Minors"
4:10 p.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)
6:40 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
8:50 p.m. - "Disney's A Christmas Carol"
12:00 a.m. - "Unaccompanied Minors"

Thursday, Nov. 29
1:00 p.m. - "Jumanji" (1995)
3:30 p.m. - "The Holiday"
6:40 p.m. - "Disney's A Christmas Carol"
8:50 p.m. - "The Santa Clause"
12:00 a.m. - "Jingle All The Way 2" - Freeform Premiere

Friday, Nov. 30
1:30 p.m. - "The Holiday"
4:35 p.m. - "Christmas with the Kranks"
6:40 p.m. - "The Santa Clause"
8:50 p.m. - "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause"
12:00 a.m. - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998)


Bravo Media's Limited Event Series "Dirty John" Starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana Premieres Sunday, November 25

October 16, 2018 / 12:49 PM

Bravo Media's seductive scripted anthology "Dirty John," starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, premieres on Sunday, November 25 at 10pm ET/PT. Based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast with over 30 million downloads from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard, the series tells the cautionary tale of how a whirlwind romance between Debra Newell (Britton) and the charismatic con-man John Meehan (Bana) spiraled into a frightening web of deception, denial and mental terror that nearly tore a family apart. Click here for a sneak peak at the show.

Debra Newell has a seemingly perfect life: she's successful, beautiful and lives in one of California's most desirable coastal cities, Newport Beach. The only thing missing is love. So when she finally meets charming and handsome doctor John Meehan, she's quickly swept into a whirlwind romance, much to the dismay of her daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple). Their fast-tracked relationship creates tension between Debra and the girls, leaving them no choice but to investigate the stranger who has swept their mother off her feet. And with a fraught family history, the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why she may have been so vulnerable to John in the first place. As Debra gets drawn deeper into his lies and sinister game of psychological manipulation, it results in horrific consequences for an entire family.

The anthology series, "Dirty John," received a two season, straight to series order from Bravo Media. The second season will be a based on an all-new story. Cunningham and Reiner both serve as executive producers along with Richard Suckle and Charles Roven for Atlas Entertainment; Mark Herzog, Christopher G. Cowen and Chris Argentieri for Los Angeles Times Studios; and series stars Connie Britton and Eric Bana.

Early next year, sister network Oxygen Media will air a companion documentary "Dirty John, The Dirty Truth" produced by Herzog & Co and Los Angeles Times Studios. The special delves into the life of John Meehan through the eyes of the real people he deceived and traces his trail of deceit that started long before he met Debra Newell.

For more information on the show, please visit: Bravotv.com/dirty-john. Fans can check out the official Facebook page @DirtyJohnBravo, Instagram handle at @DirtyJohnBravo and join the conversation on Twitter @BravoTV using the hashtag #DirtyJohn



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