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New Season 2016/17 - Show Synopsis - Various Shows

Trial & Error - Season 1
TRIAL & ERROR is your new weekly addiction. A serialized murder-mystery comedy from Jeff Astrof (Ground Floor, Friends) and Matt Miller (Forever, Chuck), this documentary-style single-camera series goes into the heart of a quirky, small Southern town to follow the arrest and murder trial of a beloved if idiosyncratic poetry professor, Larry Henderson (John Lithgow - 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter) -- whose biggest secret until now has been that he isn't very good at poetry -- and Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto - Gotham, Masters of Sex), the young "Northeastern" lawyer and team hired to defend him. And by team, we mean Josh's cheerful assistant/researcher, Anne Flatch (Sherri Shepherd - The View, 30 Rock), who has a slew of issues, including the inability to remember faces, and the eager-to-help Dwayne Reed (Stephen Boyer - Orange Is the New Black), who is just as open and available as the 24-hour drug store of the same name -- but maybe not quite as bright. Josh, whose biggest case win thus far was with the New York City health inspectors' office, is up for the challenge -- even if East Peck's driven assistant DA (Jayma Mays - Glee) will stop at nothing to convict Larry of murder, and Josh's romantic connection with Larry's daughter, Summer (Krysta Rodriguez - Smash), adds a major conflict of interest.

Following the trial over the entire first season, this funny character-driven mystery is packed with physical comedic moments in tandem with the suspense of watching the case unfold. Larry, the accused, is vocal about maintaining his innocence, but as the cards stack, fall and shuffle, and the secrets come out ... did he or didn't he? And what the heck is Rollercise?

Training Day - Season 1
Gritty, emotional, darkly humorous and terrifically intense, TRAINING DAY is a reimagining of the groundbreaking film of the same name, beginning 15 years later, and exploring a modern-day Los Angeles in all its guts and glory. Starring Bill Paxton and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua (director of the original film), writer Will Beall, Barry Schindel, Jonathan Littman and director Danny Cannon, TRAINING DAY features a dynamic ensemble of actors and explosive action that will keep viewers hooked.

The LAPD's Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell) is one of the good guys. A rookie cop bumped up to detective in the elite and elusive S.I.S. (Special Investigation Section), a unit that goes after the worst of the worst, he's been tasked by Deputy Chief Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) to expose the corruption of veteran cop Frank Rourke (Paxton), a charming but crooked detective -- and the head of S.I.S. The morally ambiguous Frank lives by the law of the jungle -- his personal motto translates to "First, do harm" -- and he's willing to do whatever it takes to bring down the bad guys, to continue the chase where the law won't. He's even willing to become a monster to do it. Kyle sees Frank as the antithesis of why he became a cop, but when he learns that Frank not only was partners with Kyle's father who was murdered years ago, but may be able to help him solve his father's murder, he keeps his judgment at bay. And as much as Frank thinks he doesn't need anyone, having Kyle, a politically correct poster boy for the new police order, as his trainee could be beneficial as they maneuver the streets and track the city's most dangerous offenders. So as the bullets fly and we enter the undercover world of S.I.S. with these partners who don't trust each other, who's training who?

Time After Time - Season 1
Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, TIME AFTER TIME chronicles the epic adventures of a young H.G. Wells. At the age of 28, the 19th century scholar has yet to publish any of his landmark science fiction novels, but his idealistic thinking and radical ideas have led him to actually create a time machine. When his longtime friend -- the charismatic (and secretly psychopathic) John Stevenson, aka Jack the Ripper -- finds himself cornered by the authorities at Wells' London home, he escapes to present-day New York City, using the time machine. Naturally, Wells follows, but instead of the Utopia he imagined, he finds a world more aligned to Stevenson's temperament. Fortunately, Wells meets up with Jane Walker, an assistant curator at a museum staging an exhibition on H.G. Wells, the Father of Science Fiction. As Wells and Jane come together, they will not only play a dangerous endgame with Stevenson, but also find themselves involved with the incredible characters and scenarios that inspired Wells' War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau and more. An epic love story charged with danger and adventure, TIME AFTER TIME gives an unpredictable spin on the mythology of H.G. Wells by looking at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday.

Riverdale - Season 1
Things aren't always what you expect in RIVERDALE. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood), this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life.

As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom -- and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews is still an all-American teen, but the summer's events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music -- not follow in his father's footsteps -- despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale's young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Which means Archie doesn't have anyone who will mentor him -- certainly not singer Josie McCoy, who is only focused on her own band, the soon-to-be world-famous Pussycats. It's all weighing heavily on Archie's mind, as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she's not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty's nerves aren't the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town, there's an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn't want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there's Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale's Queen Bee, who is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows...

Powerless - Season 1
Do you remember when that super-famous Super Hero had that massive battle with the epically evil Super-Villain that leveled most of the city? Of course you do. Do you remember the insurance team that had to straighten it all out afterwards? Not so much. Emily Locke is a young claims adjuster at RetCon Insurance Co. in Charm City, a region of the DC Universe filled with super-powered heroes in capes and uber-villains in cowls, but also a population of day-to-day bystanders without powers. Like the guy with the hot dog cart who's trying to get to work, except now the news has reported that there's a giant alien starfish blocking his morning commute. Sure, Charm City may have the Global Guardians (a group of international Super Heroes) to protect it from extraterrestrial annihilation, but who will protect us from them?

Although she can't fly or shoot lasers from her eyes, Emily makes a difference in people's lives by helping them with their insurance needs. That's her act of heroism. Her job is complicated by new iron-fisted boss Del Heller, the middle-aged son of the CEO who's after the one thing his money couldn't buy -- respect. Working alongside Emily is her cubicle neighbor/sidekick Teddy and Del's frustrated, hero-worshipping assistant, Jackie. So while the world outside is a Super Hero battleground with Crimson Foxes and explosions, the real world of this workplace comedy with a twist is the power struggle of these average people who have no powers. As Emily rises out of relative obscurity to become an office hero, she'll have to battle her hardhearted boss along the way before her fortunes change. Sure, it's a Super Hero world and we're just living in it, but this first comedy set in the DC Universe is out to prove that you don't need to have powers to be powerful!

Lucifer - Season 2
In Season Two, Lucifer and his brother angel, Amenadiel, who've been sparring over Lucifer's resistance to returning to the underworld, will now be brought back together for one common goal - to find their mother, who's escaped Hell. After all, Lucifer doesn't take after his dad, so the parent he does resemble is sure to be quite terrifying.

With mom on the loose, Dr. Linda - who's become not only a therapist, but also a confidante to Lucifer, Amenadiel and Maze - will surely have a lot of advice to dole out. And, by the time she's done with them, she may need a therapist of her own.

Lethal Weapon - Season 1
Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, LETHAL WEAPON tells the story of classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford - Rectify) moves to California to "start over" at the LAPD. He's paired up with Roger Murtaugh (Emmy® nominee Damon Wayans - My Wife and Kids, In Living Color), who's just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs' penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh's prudent, by-the-book technique. It's clear from the moment they meet, that this partnership is doomed. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a freeway chase and into a shootout with drug dealers and, despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day -- he's got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for -- a partner and friend in Murtaugh. Even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn't get them killed first...

Gotham - Season 3
The origin story continues on GOTHAM, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

With Season Two's thrilling conclusion, Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city. Throughout the past season, Gordon's moral compass wavered more than ever, as villains emerged from the city's darkest places. With the help of Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), a brilliant psychiatrist secretly conducting horrifying experiments for Wayne Enterprises' black-ops program, Indian Hill, familiar faces arose, including Azrael, formerly Theo Galavan (James Frain); Mr. Freeze (guest star Nathan Darrow); and Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne, with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, Alfred Pennyworth, and his ally at Wayne Enterprises, Lucius Fox, found out there are more secrets to uncover regarding the Waynes' murders.

Heading into Season Three, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city's most malevolent villains: The Penguin; Edward Nygma/The Riddler; Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman; and Barbara Kean. GOTHAM also will dive into the origin stories of The Mad Hatter and the Tweed Brothers, and will peel back the curtain on the Court of Owls.

Frequency - Season 1
Based on the New Line feature film, FREQUENCY is the story of a father and daughter who are supernaturally reunited two decades after his suspicious and untimely death.

New York detective Raimy Sullivan always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when she was eight years old, her father, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan left Raimy and her mother, Julie, to go deep undercover, where he fell into corruption, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Few people knew about the secret operation Frank was really undertaking, led by Stan Moreno, who, in 2016, has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police. Frank's former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna, is now Raimy's mentor and friend, and he's urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank's disappearance and death --but the old pain still lingers. Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel, or her childhood friend, Gordo. Now, 20 years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father's old, long-broken ham radio -- it's Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and across the decades from 1996. They're both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret operation he is about to undertake will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy's life in the present --and there have been tragic consequences. Separated by 20 years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

2 Broke Girls - Season 6
In season six, Max and Caroline have become part-owners of the diner, which Han is not enjoying at all, and Earl is getting a big kick out of. The girls have also turned their cupcake window into a dessert bar -- emphasis on bar. The girls will be working around the clock at the diner, and to get their dessert bar up and running, but they'll still have time for old loves and new ones. Meanwhile, Sophie and Oleg work around the clock being new parents.