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    Colony
    Season Premiere Thursday, January 14th at 10pm ET/9pm CT

    Colony is an American
    science fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. A ten-episode first season premiered with an online preview release of the first episode on USA Network's website on December 21, 2015, following the launch of a game-like website to promote the show. The series will have its broadcast premiere on USA Network on January 14, 2016. Taglines for the series used in promotional materials include "Behind the Wall" and "Life Under Occupation".

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    In a
    dystopian, near-future Los Angeles, California a couple, Katie (Callies) and Will (Holloway) Bowman live with two children, under a regime of military occupation, by an organization known as the Colony Transitional Authority. They are part of a larger invading force, of extraterrestrial origin, who are referred to as the Hosts, and as the Raps, apparently a reference to raptors (the logo of their human forces features a stylized bird of prey). It is said of them that "no one ever sees them". An enormous wall, as tall as a skyscraper and hundreds of yards thick, surrounds Los Angeles and other major cities (now called Blocs), while various buildings still display severe damage from armed conflict during the invasion, known as the Arrival. The geographical extent of the alien invasion is unclear, but presumably worldwide. The occupying forces shown to the viewers are all human, speak American English, and consist of black-and-red-uniformed militarized police with automatic weapons and armored personnel carriers. They are nicknamed the Redhats, and more properly called, along with a privileged class of elites, the Proxies, also denigrated as the Collaborators, suggesting that they were all drawn by the Hosts from the local population. The Redhats are also referred to as Homeland Security. These forces maintain control by separation of loved ones, shoot-on-sight curfews, forced disappearances, random checkpoints and frequent electronic identity checks, limitation of motor vehicle usage to official transport by special permit only (most citizens must walk or ride bicycles), pervasive visual propaganda, slave labor in a facility called the Factory for any transgressors (and their families) who are not executed, and electronic surveillance with drone aircraft that appear to use some form of anti-gravity. Many medical problems, such as diabetes, have been "deemed unworthy for treatment" by the Hosts, to cull the population with a crude form of eugenics. There is an active resistance movement referred to as both the Resistance and the Insurgency (without universal support among the population, even among non-Collaborators), alongside a black market, though both are subject to ruthless suppression. Most basic resources appear to be provided on a rationed basis by the unseen occupation authorities, while limited, secretive trade is conducted between citizens by bartering home-produced and stolen goods. The Collaborators believe that the Hosts (whom they refer to as "our Hosts") will leave Earth after taking the resources they need. The Bowmans, who are involved in the Resistance, seek their middle child (younger son), Charlie, who was separated from them during the Arrival, while they try to survive with meager resources in a changed world that is constantly dangerous despite its urban veneer of order. They are suddenly thrust into the position of acting as double agents.

    Main Cast:

    Josh Holloway as Will Bowman, a Resistance operative (working under the alias Billy "Sully" Sullivan as a truck driver and mechanic), and a former U.S. Army Ranger and FBI Special Agent

    Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Will's wife, and also with the Resistance

    Peter Jacobson as Alan Snyder,the Proxy Governor of the Los Angeles Bloc, and an unrepentant Collaborator

    Amanda Righetti as Madeline "Maddie" Bowman, Katie's younger sister

    Gonzalo Menendez as Captain Lagarza, a Proxy officer

    Tory Kittles as Broussard, a Resistance member and the Bowmans' main Resistance contact

    Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Will and Katie's teenage son

    Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Gracie Bowman, Will and Katie's young daughter

    Recurring Cast:

    Paul Guilfoyle as Quayle, L.A. Resistance leader
    Carl Weathers
    Kathy Baker as Phyllis
    Kathleen Rose Perkins
    Thora Birch as Morgan
     
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    Colony
    "PILOT"
    Thursday, January 14th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    The premiere of the futuristic drama about an alien-occupied L.A.. First up: Will Sullivan attempts a daring rescue while Katie, his wife, tries to help a relative in need. In other events, a job opportunity threatens to divide the family.
     
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    Colony
    "A BRAVE NEW WORLD"
    Thursday, January 21st at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    Will faces unforeseen challenges on his first day at his new job; Katie receives her first assignment; Maddie reconnects with an old acquaintance; and Carlos pays the price for Will's collaboration.
     
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    Colony
    "98 SECONDS"
    Thursday, January 28th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    FYI: this episode runs 1hr 4mins

    Katie's first mission forces her to question her commitment to the cause; Will's search for Geronimo doesn't sit well with the resistance; and Bram's girlfriend shares a secret with him.
     
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    Colony
    "BLIND SPOT"
    Thursday, February 4th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    Will gains the respect of his colleagues; a Resistance attack brings the Bowmans together; Maddie finds a new job.
     
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    Colony
    "GERONIMO"
    Thursday, February 11th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    Geronimo's identity is revealed; Will begins to question Katie's loyalties; Bram finds his way into a secret world; and Snyder sees an opportunity to improve his standing.
     
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    Colony
    "YOKNAPATAWPHA"
    Thursday, February 18th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    A resistance operation traps Will, Katie and Snyder in the Yonk and tests their allegiances.
     
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    Colony
    "BROUSSARD"
    Thursday, February 25th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    FYI: this episode runs 1hr 5mins

    Will hunts the Resistance, bringing him closer to learning his wife's secret; Katie feels cut off from her family and her cell; and Maddie is caught up in Green Zone intrigue.
     
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    Colony
    "IN FROM THE COLD"
    Thursday, March 3rd at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    FYI: this episode runs 1hr 2mins

    A high-ranking Resistance member is ready to cut a deal; Katie receives a second chance; and Bram proposes a risky journey outside the colony walls.
     
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    Colony
    "ZERO DAY"
    Thursday, March 10th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    FYII: this episode runs 1hr 4mins

    Will wants his family out from under the occupation; Katie and Broussard plot a major operation; Snyder tries to protect his office; and Maddie makes a bold political move.
     
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    Colony
    "GATEWAY"
    Thursday, March 10th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    FYI: this episode runs 1hr 2mins

    In the Season 1 finale, the Resistance kidnaps a high-value target; and the L.A. bloc is placed on lockdown.
     
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    Colony
    Season 2 Premiere Thursday, January 12th at 10pm ET/9pm CT

    Colony is an American
    science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. A 10-episode first season premiered with an online preview release of the first episode on USA Network's website on December 15, 2015, following the launch of a game-like website to promote the show. The series had its broadcast premiere on USA Network on January 14, 2016. Taglines for the series used in promotional materials include "Behind the Wall" and "Life Under Occupation". On February 4, 2016, Colony was renewed for a second season by USA Network to return on January 12, 2017.

    Plot
    In a
    dystopian, near-future Los Angeles, a couple, Katie (Callies) and Will (Holloway) Bowman, live with two of their three children, under a regime of military occupation by an organization known as the Colony Transitional Authority. They are part of a larger invading force, of extraterrestrial origin, who are referred to as the "Hosts", and as the "Raps", apparently a reference to raptors (the logo of their human forces features a stylized bird of prey). It is said of them that "no one ever sees them". The Hosts have built an enormous wall, around 20–30 stories tall and many meters thick, that surrounds the central part of Los Angeles, and similar walls around other major cities (now called "Blocs"), while various buildings still display severe damage from the armed conflict during the invasion, known as the "Arrival". The geographical extent of the alien invasion is unclear, but it is presumably worldwide. The occupying forces shown to the viewers are all human, speak American English, and consist of black-and-red-uniformed militarized police with automatic firearms and armored personnel carriers. They are nicknamed the "Redhats", and more properly called, along with a privileged class of elites, the "Proxies", also denigrated as the "Collaborators", suggesting that they were all drawn by the Hosts from the local population. It is unclear how the Redhats were initially organized or equipped. They may be staffed by members of what was Homeland Security, and are still often referred to as such. The Redhats do recruit from the local population, though such recruits are sometimes shown to be thuggish or wannabe types. These forces maintain control by separation of loved ones, shoot-on-sight curfews, forced disappearances, random checkpoints and frequent electronic identity checks, limitation of motor vehicle usage to official transport by special permit only (most citizens must walk or ride bicycles), pervasive visual propaganda, slave labor in a facility called the "Factory" for any transgressors (and their families) who are not executed, and electronic surveillance with Host-provided drone aircraft that launch from the wall. Some medical problems, such as diabetes, have been "deemed unworthy for treatment" by the Hosts, to cull the population with a crude form of eugenics. An active resistance movement is referred to as both the "Resistance" and the "Insurgency" (without universal support among the population, even among non-Collaborators), alongside a black market, though both are subject to ruthless suppression. A resistance cell based in Los Angeles includes at least one former U.S. military/intelligence operative named Broussard. Most basic resources are rationed by the Transitional Authority, while limited trade is conducted between citizens, bartering home-produced, used, and sometimes stolen items. The apparent leader of the resistance is known by the codename "Geronimo", after the Apache leader.

    The series begins less than a year after the beginning of the Occupation. The Bowmans seek their middle child (younger son), Charlie, who was separated from them during the Arrival, while they try to survive with meager resources in a changed world that is constantly dangerous despite its urban veneer of order. Will is forced to work for the Redhats to hunt down the Resistance, or his family will be sent to the Factory. Katie, who is (unbeknownst to Will) a member of the Resistance, now has an inside source in Will.

    Cast and characters
    MAIN

    Josh Holloway, as Will Bowman, is working at the beginning of the series under the alias Billy "Sully" Sullivan as a truck driver and mechanic, former U.S. Army Ranger, and FBI Special Agent. To protect his family from being sent to the Factory, and to find his missing son Charlie, Will starts working for the Redhats hunting down Resistance members.
    Sarah Wayne Callies, as Katie Bowman, is Will's wife and secret Resistance operative.
    Peter Jacobson, as Alan Snyder, is a former Stanford University provost turned Proxy Governor of the Los Angeles Bloc and unrepentant Collaborator.
    Amanda Righetti, as Madeline "Maddie" Kenner, is Katie's younger sister.
    Tory Kittles, as Eric Broussard, is a former U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon/CIA assassin/private military contractor. Now a resistance operative, he works as a Redhat, and Katie's main Resistance contact.
     
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    MAIN, cont'd
    Alex Neustaedter, as Bram Bowman, is Will and Katie's teenaged son.
    Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, as Grace Kathryn "Gracie" Bowman, is Will and Katie's young daughter.

    RECURRING
    Kim Rhodes, as Rachel, is a doctor and Resistance cell member.
    Paul Guilfoyle, as Alexander Quayle, is a former CIA Berlin station chief and Defense Intelligence Agency officer turned Los Angeles Resistance leader.
    Carl Weathers, as Beau, is a former San Francisco Police Department officer turned Homeland Security officer, and Will Bowman's partner.
    Ally Walker, as Helena Goldwin (four episodes)
    Kathy Baker, as Phyllis, is Will's boss at Homeland Security whom he suspects (and she implies) is a former CIA agent.
    Kathleen Rose Perkins as Jennifer McMahon, is a former online dating service database administrator turned Homeland Security agent, below Phyllis and above Will and Beau.
    Gonzalo Menendez, as Captain Lagarza, is a Redhat officer

    Erin Way, as Lindsey, is the government-provided tutor for Gracie Bowman.
    Kathryn Morris, as Charlotte Burgess, is a cultural director in the Green Zone who becomes Maddie's boss.
    Adrian Pasdar, as Nolan Burgess, is Charlotte's husband and an important player in the politics of the occupational government.
    Bethany Joy Lenz (Season 2) and Thora Birch (guest Season 1), as Morgan, is a software engineer and Los Angeles Resistance member.

    Colony
    "ELEVEN.THIRTEEN"
    Thursday, January 12th, at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    The Season 2 premiere finds Will and Katie struggling to keep the family together; Broussard returning home; and Snyder receiving a job offer from a mysterious organization.
     
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    Colony
    "SOMEWHERE OUT THERE"
    Thursday, January 19th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    FYI: this episode runs 1hr 2mins

    Will decides to trust an old friend; Jennifer visits Katie; and Bram meets the camp commandant.
     
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    Colony
    "SUBLIMATION"
    Thursday, January 26th at 10pm ET/9pm CT on USA Network

    FYI: this episode runs 1hr 1min

    Will, Devon and Charlie try to journey home; Katie, who fears the worst, says goodbye to her daughter; Bram makes friends at camp; and Maddie finds a new project.
     

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