HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ Off to Strong Start

‘Big Little Lies’ (HBO)

Big names. Big star power. Big mysteries. And a big debut for HBO’s new limited series Big Little Lies. The first part of this fascinating 7-part drama based on the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty rockets all the way into the #2 slot of our XFINITY Weekly Top 20 On Demand list. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern headline the stellar cast in this intoxicating look at the mysteries, murder and infighting that goes on in the tony town of Monterey, California when an incident takes place on the first day of school that resonates throughout the community. Watch the first two episodes right here.

This Is Us is headed toward its Season 1 finale and continues its near-dominant reign at the #1 slot. Catch up on past episodes right here. Rick and the gang at The Walking Dead continue to hold down the fort at the number three position as the groups continue to unite and plan their attack against Negan and the Saviors.

Don’t Miss: Academy Award winning writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk) has unveiled the definitive miniseries about the LGBT rights movement in When We Rise. Stretching over multiple decades and following the same characters as they rise up and fight for their rights, this 4-part miniseries is currently airing on ABC and stars Mary-Louise Parker, Guy Pearce, Michael K. Williams and Rachel Griffiths. Watch the first two hours right here.

Catch Up: FX has been on a roll lately, launching new and buzzworthy series from acclaimed new comedies Atlanta and Better Things and the ongoing successful anthology American Crime Story and the upcoming Feud: Bette and Joan (premiering Sunday). Also fitting in quite nicely has been Season 1 of Tom Hardy’s TV debut, the dark and twisty 19th-century drama Taboo. Binge all of Season 1 and catch up before the season finale airs Tuesday night right here.

Hot Series: You know and love her from TLC’s popular reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Mama June is now on a life-changing transformation to lose weight and re-define who she is as both a mother and a woman in the new brand new series Mama June: From Not to Hot. Watch the series premiere right here.

This Week’s Premieres: Chicago Justice (NBC – Wednesday), 60 Days In: Atlanta (A&E – Thursday), Feud: Bette and Joan (FX – Sunday), The Arrangement (E! – Sunday), Shades of Blue (NBC – Sunday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: Feb 13 – Feb 19

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 –

This Is Us (ep 15)

NBC

2

Big Little Lies (series premiere)

HBO

3

The Walking Dead (ep 10)

AMC

4

+3

The Big Bang Theory (ep 16)

CBS

5

Billions (ep 2)

Showtime

6

-1

24: Legacy (ep 3)

FOX

7

+3

Star (ep 8)

FOX

8

 +1

Scandal (ep 4)

ABC

9

-3

Imposters (ep 2)

Bravo

10

+2

Grey’s Anatomy (ep 13)

ABC

11

+35

NCIS: New Orleans (ep 14)

CBS

12

 +3

Homeland (ep 5)

Showtime

13

0

Love & Hip Hop: New York (ep 14)

VH1

14

 -10

Legion (ep 2)

FX

15

-7

Teen Mom 2 (ep 20)

MTV

16

+2

The Mick (ep 9)

FOX

17

Bad Girls Club (premiere)

Oxygen

18

-7

SIX (ep 5)

History

19

 +2

How to Get Away with Murder (ep 13)

ABC

20

-3

The Bachelor (ep 8)

ABC

*Pre-Linear episode

Top 20 TV Series: Feb 13 – Feb 19

Rank

Series

Network

1

This Is Us

NBC

2

The Missing

Starz

3

Homeland Showtime

4

Shameless

Showtime

5

The Walking Dead

AMC

6

Game of Thrones HBO

7

The Young Pope HBO

8

The Big Bang Theory

CBS

9

Star FOX

10

Girls HBO

11

Star

FOX

12

The Bachelor

ABC

13

The Simpsons

FXX, FOX

14

24: Legacy FOX

15

Saturday Night Live NBC

16

Black Sails Starz

17

Billions

Showtime

18

Taboo

FX

19

Nashville

CMT

20

SIX

History

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