hannibalPremiering on Thursday, April 4 is the new NBC drama Hannibal based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels and developed by Bryan Fuller. The show’s cast includes Hugh Dancy as Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter, as well as Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Eddie Izzard, Gina Torres, Molly Shannon, Gillian Anderson, Ellen Greene and Chelan Simmons. Brian Reitzell (Lost in Translation, Stranger Than Fiction, Boss) has composed the series’ original score. Check out our previous news article for more information about the project. Hannibal will air every Thursday night on NBC. To learn more about the show, visit the official series website.

how-to-live-with-your-parentsMaking its series debut on Wednesday, April 2 is the new ABC comedy How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) executive produced by Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo & Claudia Lonow and starring Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins, Brad Garrett, Jon Dore, Rachel Egglest and Stephanie Hunt. The show follows a recently divorced single mom who moves back in with her eccentric parents. Sparrow has composed the original score for the series. The project marks the songwriter/composer’s first TV scoring assignment. How to Live With Your Parents will air every Wednesday night on ABC. To learn more about the comedy, visit the official show website.

mr-selfridgePremiering tonight is the mini-series Mr. Selfridge created by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice) and stars Jeremy Piven, Zoe Tapper, Frances O’Connor, Gregory Fitoussi, Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Ron Cook, Amanda Abbington and Samuel West. The ten-part series tells the story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge’s, London’s department store. Charlie Mole (The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband) has composed the score for the ITV Studios production. Mr. Selfridge premieres tonight and will air every Sunday night on PBS. To learn more about the mini-series, visit the official PBS website.

roguePremiering on Wednesday night is is scoring DirecTV’s first original series Rogue created by Matthew Parkhill and starring Thandie Newton, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Claudia Ferri, Joshua Sasse, Jonathan Holmes, Sarah Jeffrey, Ian Tracey, Jarod Joseph, Matthew Beard and Martin Donovan. Jeff Toyne (Dirty Girl) has composed the show’s score. Check out a recent interview with the composer about his work on the show on Film School Rejects. Rogue premieres on Wednesday night on DirecTV’s Audience Network. Visit our previous article for more information about the show.

spies-of-warsawAlso premiering on Wednesday night is the mini-series Spies of Warsaw based on Alan Furst’s  novel and adapted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. The two-parter stars David Tennant as a decorated hero of the 1914 war who is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. Janet Montgomery, Anton Lesser and Richard Lintern are co-starring. Rob Lane (The Damned UnitedJohn Adams, Merlin) has composed the production’s score. Spies of Warsaw will air on April 3 and April 10 on BBC America. To learn more about the production, visit BBC America’s official website.

bad-samaritansPremiering today on Netflix is the comedy Bad Samaritans produced by Walt Becker (Van Wilder, Wild Hogs, Glory Daze) and starring Julianna Guill, Brian Kubach, Tommy Snider, Alice Hunter, Robert LaSardo and David Faustino. The Fox Digital Studio production follows a young couple who accidentally starts a forest fire as they’re breaking up and gets sentenced to 2000 hours of community service. The show’s original score is composed by Mac Quayle who has previously written additional music for a number of scores by Cliff Martinez including Drive, Contagion, Arbitrage and Spring Breakers. The first Bad Samaritans season of five episodes is now available to stream on Netflix.