Pretty Little Liars: season two
Starts 9 June at 21:30.
Pretty Little Liars is based on the best-selling book series for young adults from Alloy. Set one year after the disappearance of Alison, the manipulative and vindictive queen bee, the one-hour drama revolves around four 16-year-old girlfriends - Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily - who have lost touch with one another until each begins to receive mysterious messages suggesting that Alison is watching them and knows their most private details that they are desperate to keep hidden. Suddenly, living in their picturesque suburban community is far from perfect as secrets, lies and betrayals threaten everything they hold dear. Even after Alison's body is discovered, the messages don't stop.
I Just Want My Pants Back
Starts 9 June (timeslot to be confirmed).
I Just Want My Pants Back is an irreverent and shockingly hilarious comedy about young twenty-somethings who try to make a life for themselves in New York City. Although they haven't quite figured out the minor details of what they're going to do with their lives and where, exactly, their pants are, they find they're pretty good at dating and enjoying the eclectic and exciting city they live in. Sometimes being career-free is to be carefree.
Starts 20 June at 19:30.
NYC22 follows six diverse NYPD trainees as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan. With unique backgrounds, personalities and reasons for being on the force, the new cops will make their share of 'rookie' mistakes while they figure out how to relate to their boss, each other and to the people they swore to protect.
The new trainees include Jennifer 'White House' Perry, a former college volleyball star and Marine MP in Iraq with a take-charge attitude; Ray 'Lazarus' Harper, the oldest rookie and a former police news reporter with better sources than many seasoned cops; Tonya Sanchez, who comes from a family with a criminal history and has a very personal connection inside the force; Ahmad 'Kiterunner' Kahn, an Afghani native who fought his way to freedom; Kenny McClaren, a fourth-generation police officer with great instincts but qualms about joining the force; and Jayson Toney, a young basketball legend who squandered his opportunity in the NBA. Their demanding field training officer, Daniel 'Yoda' Dean, is a case-hardened, unsentimental veteran of the force who emphasises basics and holds each cop accountable for their actions. Rounding out the team is Sergeant Terry Howard, a no-nonsense plainclothes officer from the Gang Intel Unit, who trains the rookies on how to keep the gangbangers at bay.
Starts 21 June at 20:30.
The Finder is a quirky procedural drama centring on a remarkable man with an eccentric personality and a unique gift to help others recover what they've lost.
Hawthorne: season three
Starts 24 June at 17:30.
Hawthorne is a drama about nursing director and single mother, Christina Hawthorne, who struggles to hold the middle ground in a battle between bureaucratic administrators, heartless doctors, and apathetic colleagues who are caught up in a system that’s forgotten whom it’s there to serve.
While her pregnancy and subsequent wedding to Dr Tom Wakefield seem like the start of a better future for Christina, tragedy strikes when a violent assault takes her unborn baby’s life. In the wake of the attack, Christina is asked to step down as James River’s head nurse just as the hospital’s future is being thrown into doubt. As Detective Nick Renata’s vengeful response to the attack unleashes forces far beyond anyone’s control, Christina faces her own conflicted feelings about the two men she loves while watching in dismay as her teenage daughter is drawn into a relationship with a married man.
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Starts 3 June at 22:30.
The story of Mildred Pierce resonates as strongly today as it did when the book was first published. Left to fend for herself and her two young children when her husband Bert goes off with another woman, Mildred swallows her fierce pride, and the scorn of her eldest daughter Veda, to take a job as a diner waitress. With a talent for baking pies and a tremendous work ethic, Mildred sets her sights on becoming a restaurateur in her own right. Along the way, she finds love with a charming, wealthy idler named Monty Beragon, only to endure a heartbreaking personal tragedy. Later, Mildred encourages Veda to pursue her dream of success and social standing, but her daughter’s practised airs elicit a stormy love-hate relationship between mother and daughter. The rivalry becomes entangled with a threat to Mildred’s business, and culminates in a shocking act of betrayal. But through years and tears, Mildred finds the strength to carry on.
Starts 10 June at 18:30.
Lying Game is a scripted drama that follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who can't catch a break. She finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on their birth mother. Initially excited to do this favour for her sister, Emma soon learns that Sutton has gone missing and could be in trouble. Now, Emma must decide whether to come clean to Sutton's family and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister's true whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.
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