Saturday on TV – 6/13/15

Saturday is the series premiere of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell on BBC America at 10/9c. The show is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England, where magic once existed and is about to return. So begins a dangerous battle between two great men. Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The World’s End), Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Matilda), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue), and Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures) star in the seven-part mini-series, which has been adapted from Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel by Peter Harness (Wallander, Doctor Who) and directed by Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who). 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation’s past. However, scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains – the reclusive and skillful Mr Norrell (Marsan). His displays of magic soon thrill the nation. In London, he raises the beautiful Lady Pole (Englert) from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (#101) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *Sports*Stanley Cup Finals: Game 5 – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Branson Taxi (#102) – Reelz @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Food Factory (#421/422) – FYI @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Home Factory (#103/104) – FYI @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Orphan Black (#309) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Power (#202) – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Dead Files (#V607) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#1709) – BBC America @ 11:15/10:15c
  • *New*The Josh Wolf Show (#103) – CMT @ 11/10c
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