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A Guide to Television Programs at the Library   Tags: classic television, comedy, drama, dvd's, science fiction, television shows, tv  

Categorical listings of a variety of TV shows available for check out at the library.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2017 URL: http://libguides.davenportlibrary.com/guidetotvprograms Print Guide RSS Updates

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Vice Principals

Comedy 
TV-MA - HBO
 
When the principal retires both vice principals are shocked to learn that neither will replace him. They team up to ward off the new principal. Season 1 available. 
 

Veep

Comedy
TV-MA - 28 Minutes - HBO

A female senator is asked to serve as Vice President of the U.S. She accepts and soon learns that it is nothing like she thought it would be. The Veep and her team do their best not to get tripped up in politics while doing long lasting work. Seasons 1-4 available. 
 

Shameless

Comedy - Drama
TV-MA - 46 Minutes - Showtime
 
Five kids, ages two-fifteen are being raised by their teenage sister in South-side Chicago. Their drunkard father comes and goes, and their mother has been absent on another one of her manic misadventures than can last from weeks to months. Seasons 1-5 available.  

 

Rogue

Action - Crime - Drama
TV-MA - 50 Minutes - Audience Network

An undercover agent falls in with a major crime family after the mysterious death of her son. As she tries to uncover the truth of what really happened, she finds her own life in danger. Season 1 and 2 available.
 

Girls

Comedy - Drama
TV-MA - 30 Minutes - HBO

Show centers around four twenty something girlfriends living in New York City. Each has their own unique personality, but are universally clueless and egotistical as one personal drama after another transpires. Seasons 1-4 available.  

 

The Leftovers


Drama - Fantasy - Mystery
TV -MA - 60 Minutes - HBO
Two percent of the world's population have disappeared in what is known as the Sudden Departure. Three years later the people of Mapleton, a fictional town in New York, are struggling to cope. The story centers around the Garvey family, the family of the town's Chief of Police. Season 1 and 2 available.
 

Grace and Frankie

Comedy
TV-MA - Netflix

Two women find out that their husbands, who are also business partners, have been romantically involved with each other for the past twenty years. Together they try to cope with the shared circumstance. Seasons 1 and 2 available. 

 

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Comedy
TV-14 - Netflix

A woman is rescued after living in an undergroun bunker for fifteens years with a doomsday cult. She moves to New York City to start her new life. However many obstacles are put in her way. Season 1 and available. 

 

Premium Movie Channels

The TV shows in this section of the libguide air on premium network channels such as HBO. Even if you do subscribe to cable, there are still many TV shows that you are missing out on. The DPL keeps up with all the hot shows that premium channels offer. Other stations represented on this page are Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, Audience Network, and Netflix. That's right, even Netflix has its own original programming! Shows on this page can be from any genre.

 

Featured Premium Series

Drama - Adventure - Fantasy
TV-MA - 55 Minutes - HBO
After nearly 15 years of peace, the fictional realm of Westeros is upturned when its king is killed. Multiple noble families are thrust into war. Old alliances are betrayed and new ones forged as the 'game of thrones' is played. Seasons 1-5 available.
 

Featured New Premium - The Young Pope

Drama
TV-MA - HBO

Yes...that is Jude Law and he plays the ultra conservative, youngest, first ever American Pope. Orphaned as a child, he struggles with trying to reconnect with his parents and the battles he fights within the Vatican to do things his way. Season 1 available. 

 

Featured New Premium - Divorce

Comedy
TV-MA - HBO

The drawn out stages of what inevitably results in divorce. A couple with two kids goes through a long divorce. 

 

 

 

Featured New Premium - Billions

Drama
TV-MA - Showtime

A U.S. Attorney and hedge fund king face off in New York City. Each use all of their numerous resources to outsmart the other. Season 1 available. 

 

 

 

Featured New Premium Show

Horror - Comedy
TV-MA - Starz

TV series continuation of the Evil Dead movie trilogy. It takes place 30 years after the movies. The lead character from the movies, Ash, has done nothing with his life since. He is working as a sales clerk  and living in a trailer. Ash once again accidentally releases the Kandarian Demon and must save man kind. Season 1 available. 

 

Featured New Premium - Narcos

Drama - Crime - Biography
TV-MA - Netflix

Based on the life of Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord. Escobar made billions in the drug industry. The show is set in Columbia and follows Escobars dealings with the DEA, other drug lords, and opponents of his business. Season 1 available. 

 

 

Featured New Premium - Outlander

Drama - Romance - Scifi
TV-MA - 60 Minutes - Starz
 

Based on the popular series. A married nurse living in the year 1945 is swept back to the year 1743 where she is falls in love and marries a young Scotish warrior. Season 1 available. 
 

Featured New Premium - Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Action - Drama - History 
TV-MA - 60 Minutes - Netflix
 
A historical drama that takes place in late 13th century China. The series follows well known adventurer Marco Polo focusing on the court of Kublai Khan. Season 1 available. 

 

 

New Featured Premium - Insecure

Comedy
TV-MA - HBO

Two best friends that face the challenges of being black women that defy the stereotype. They navigate their professional and personal lives in Los Angeles. Season 1 available. 

 

 

Featured New Premium - Casual

 
   Comedy
TV-MA - 25 Minutes - Hulu

Newly divorced mother moves in with her bachelor brother. Together they try to raise her teenage daughter while navigating the dating world themselves. Season 1 available. 
 
 

 

New Featured Premium - Quarry

Crime - Drama - Thriller
TV-MA - Cinemax

                  A Vietnam War Vet comes home in 1972 and is offered a job as a hit man. Season 1 available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

The Affair

Drama 
TV-MA - 60 Minutes - Showtime

During a summer retreat to the Hamptons, a school teacher begins an affair with a local waitress. He is working to write his second book, and she is grieving the loss of her 4 year old son that died two years previous. Both are married.  Season 1 and 2 available. 
 
 
 

The Knick

       Drama 
TV-MA - 55 Minutes - Cinemax
 
Knickerbocker hospital serves mostly poor immigrants during the early 1900's in New York City. The personal and professional lives of the staff of the hospital are portrayed. High mortality, sepsis, racism and corruption plague the hospital and patients. Season 1 and 2 available. 
 

Power

DramaCrime
TV-MA - 50 Minutes - Starz
 

A wealthy NYC nightclub owner leads a double life as the kingpin of the largest drug network in the city. His family is soon threatened as he tries to leave his criminal life behind. Seasons 1 and 2 available. 
 

Orange is the New Black

Comedy - Crime - Drama
TV-MA - 55 Minutes - Netflix
 
A woman in her thirties, in the prime of her life is sentenced to 15 months in prison for a decade old crime. The series follows her prison adventures, fellow inmates, and her attempts to stay connected with her old life on the outside. Seasons 1-3 available. 
 

Masters of Sex

Drama
TV-MA - 60 Minutes - Showtime

Based on the real events in the lives of Virginia Johnson and Dr. William Masters. The two scientists work together to conduct studies to understand human sexuality. Season 1-2 available. 
 

Ballers

Comedy - Drama - Sport
TV-MA - HBO


A dramatization of life inside the NFL. A recently retired football player turns mentor to fellow retirees and current ball players. Cameos by real NFL players are frequent with actual NFL teams referenced. Season 1 and 2 available. 

 

Homeland

Drama - Mystery - Thriller
TV-MA - 55 Minutes - Showtime
 

A prisoner of war is released after 8 years of captivity. While many think he is a hero, there is one CIA agent that suspects he has been turned by his captors. Seasons 1-4 available.

 

Black Sails

Action - Drama
TV-MA - 56 Minutes - Starz

A prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, set on New Province island. A pirate and his crew fight to survive on the island during the Golden Age of Piracy. Seasons 1 and 2 available. 
 

True Detective

Drama - Crime - Mystery
TV-MA - 55 Minutes - HBO

Two detectives work to solve a murder case unlike any the pair have seen before. Solving the case will change their lives forever. Told through the viewpoint of detectives in the present and the past. Season 1 and 2 available. For a complete review click here.
 
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