Emergency room nurse Jackie Peyton does everything she can to provide her patients with the best care possible while navigating the waters of a crumbling health-care system. But she has a secret that is increasingly difficult to keep from people -- she relies on Vicodin and Adderall to get her through high-stress shifts at a New York hospital, where she isn't above bending the rules to keep things running smoothly in the face of indifferent doctors, penny-pinching bean counters and miles of bureaucratic red tape.
Roadies are a largely underappreciated part of a concert. This comedy series, created by music industry veteran Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous"), puts the hard-working individuals in the spotlight by providing an insider's look at the lives of some of the roadies for the Staton-House Band. Although they don't have the prolific lives and public scandals of the rockers who take the stage each night, there is still enough recklessness and romance to go around for the road crew. The roadies persevere through the issues they face in their personal lives to make sure the show goes on as planned every night.
Based on the same-named hit movie from 1999 that starred Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, this half-hour series returns to Padua High, where newcomers Kat and Bianca Stratford attempt to navigate the popular crowd and the opposite sex while dealing with their overprotective dad. Kat is a strong-willed, confident kid with an eye toward her post-high-school life, while the only concern Bianca seems to have is how popular she becomes. But smooth sailing it won't be for the pair, especially in the company of head cheerleader Chastity, love-struck nerds like Cameron and the school's mysterious bad boy, Patrick.
Summertime in the Midwest means another season at summer camp for teens, which usually promises the campers and counselors such experiences as first loves and first kisses. This time, though, the anticipated summer of fun becomes a summer of terror in this drama series set in the late '80s. When a new owner reopens the previously closed Camp Stillwater, its ancient mythologies awaken, and evil pops up at every turn in the seemingly idyllic setting. With the evil happenings, the young people at Camp Stillwater can add first kills to their list of firsts for the summer.
"The Casual Vacancy" is a three-part miniseries adaptation of the novel by J.K. Rowling. The story is based on the lives of the residents living in the fictional English village of Pagford. It's home to a market square and ancient abbey, but what lies behind the idyllic surroundings is a community at war over the legacy of Sweetlove House. Parish Council Chairman Howard Mollison argues for an end to the legacy but is opposed by council member Barry Fairbrother, whose impassioned speech outlines Sweetlove's importance. When Fairbrother suddenly dies, the "casual vacancy" on the council soon becomes the catalyst for a clash that rocks the village.
Oscar-winner Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor") star in the four-part drama "Olive Kitteridge," adapted from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which spans 25 years. Outspoken middle school teacher Olive has a complex relationship with husband Henry, a good-hearted, selfless pharmacist. She is very critical, and he finds her harsh and hurtful, yet each has traits the other adores, but their son, Christopher, resents her behavior and hates his dad being a victim. The program depicts life in a coastal town and the affects of mental illness.
This romantic comedy involves Alan Buttershaw and Celia Dawson, two 70-something widowed people. After their respective grandsons put their profiles on a popular social-networking site, the two rediscover feelings for each other similar to the ones they had many decades earlier as teenagers. Their relationship is a celebration of the power of love at any age, but it comes with obstacles -- namely their families. Alan's daughter, Gillian, and Celia's daughter, Caroline, are polar opposites and, while neither would ever think about getting in the way of her parent's happiness, the situation is a bit disconcerting.
Georgie and Poppy Carlton are descendants of the British royal family and heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England. The young British aristocrats are ready to venture to the United States, where they will interact with everyday Americans as they travel from coast to coast. They have agreed to have a camera crew follow them to document their tour, which has a couple of objectives for them. In addition to allowing them to spread their wings and experience a different culture, Georgie and Poppy hope to achieve specific personal goals. Georgie wants to become more "manly" so he can take on the responsibilities of Caunty Manor and live up to his late father's legacy; Poppy is looking to raise her profile while in America and fulfill her dream of finding fame as a pop star, actor, author, lifestyle guru or pretty much any profession -- as long as she becomes famous.