TVGN rebrand Pop announces lineup for 2015, clip from 'Schitt's Creek'
The TV Guide Network announced their new slate of programming that will debut under their rebranded name, Pop, starting Jan. 14, 2015.
Pop will debut half-hour comedy series Schitt’s Creek—the network’s first original scripted project, created by and starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel—on Feb. 11. The show centers on a dysfunctional family comprised of formerly rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) and soap opera star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and their two grown children, hipster David (Daniel Levy) and socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). After finding themselves broke, they are forced to move to Schitt’s Creek, a small and sad town they once bought as a joke. Take a look at a clip of Schitt’s Creek above, which highlights the family’s snooty factor.
Pop will also run strong in their line of unscripted programming with Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block, a half-hour reality show set to debut on Jan. 14 which takes die-hard NKOTB fans to a cruise with the actual band to celebrate their fandom like no other. The network will also debut Unusually Thicke in spring 2015, a reality show that follows Growing Pains star Alan Thicke and his modern family, comprised of his young wife Tanya, and sons Carter, Robin, and Brennan. The show will also feature a slew of guest appearances by figures in Thicke’s life, including David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, John Stamos, Bill Maher, and Tom Green.
The network will also debut two docu-series: The Story Behind and Queens of Drama. Set to premiere on Jan. 14, The Story Behind will follow the behind-the-scenes happenings of TV’s greatest hits, such as Everybody Loves Raymond, Home Improvement, Beverly Hills 90210, Will & Grace, Full House, Friends, and ER. Set to debut in spring 2015, Queens of Drama will follow a group of former daytime and primetime soap stars as they try to produce a new primetime serial drama to star in. The stars include Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt, Vanessa Marcil, Chrystee Pharris, Hunter Tylo, and Donna Mills, who will make special appearances on the program.
Pop will also produce live red carpet shows for the Grammys and the Oscars in association with Entertainment Tonight on Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, respectively. The network will also air a lineup of throwback programming, with 90210 airing on Monday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. ET/PT with the original two-hour pilot, and subsequent airings of the show on weekdays at 5 p.m. ET/PT. Beverly Hills 90210 will continue to air marathons Tuesdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT. The original Melrose Place will air weekly beginning Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 12 p.m. ET/PT.