Category Archives: Television

Meet Officers Ward & Jakoby: Bright Featurette!

Bright – Officer Daryl Ward, an elf (Noomi Rapace) and Officer Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

It’s a world just like ours – only with orcs and elves (and magic, obviously).

When the mystical equivalent of a nuclear weapon – a magic wand – is discovered, it falls to Officers Daryl Ward (Will Smith) and Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) – the first orc in the LAPD – to deal with the situation.

In a new featurette, Smith and Edgerton discuss their characters and the world they live in.

Bright premieres globally on Netflix on December 22nd.

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Freeform Doubles Down On Comedy for Fourth Night of Original Programming!

Freeform has announced the premiere date for the much anticipated black-ish spin-off, grown-ish – and it’s the anchor of the network’s new fourth night of original programming.

Grown-ish will premiere with back-to-back episodes on January 3, 2018 (8/7C).

On January 10th, grown-ish will be joined by Alone Together (8:30/7:30C) – a show that Freeform has already given a season two order.

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Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos Join Cast of A Christmas Story Live!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Jane Krakowski and Emmy nominee Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of A Christmas Story Live!

Krakowski will play Miss Shields, Raphie Parker’s teacher; Diamantopoulos will play Ralphie’s father.

A Christmas Story Live! will air on Sunday, December 17th (7/6C).

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Supermodel To Anchor Movie Night with Karlie Kloss!

Movie Night with Karlie Kloss – Karlie Kloss – Photo by Tony Rivetti/Courtesy of Freeform. 

Freeform has ordered a six-episode unscripted series featuring supermodel/tech guru/fashion icon Karlie Kloss as the host of an evening of fun games and short interviews centered around watching a series of beloved ‘movie night’ movies (like Dirty Dancing, for example).

Movie Night with Karlie Kloss will have plenty of interesting guests (Rachel Bilson, Berkely Duffield, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner and Ruby Rose – to name a few), as well (what’s a movie night without friends?).

Movie Night with Karlie Kloss – from the creators of Hollywood Game Night – will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 28, (6:30/5:30C).

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Back To Work – Roseanne’s First Table Read!

ROSEANNE – “Twenty Years to Life” – Iconic comedy series “Roseanne” holds its first table read for the revival’s premiere episode entitled “Twenty Years to Life.” Clockwise from left: John Pasquin (Director), Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne Barr, Michael Fishman, Jayden Rey Bruce Helford (Executive Producer), Whitney Cummings (Executive Producer), Sid Youngers (Co-Executive Producer), Sarah Chalke, Lecy Goranson, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Ames Mcnamara, Tony Hernandez (Executive Producer) – Photo by  Adam Rose/Courtesy of ABC.

The cast of Roseanne has had its first table read for Twenty Years to Life – the premiere of ABC’s upcoming event series.

Roseanne will premiere in 2018.

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TBS Announces Programming at New York Comedy Festival!

TBS, in association with The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), announces the 2017 lineup of programming occurring at the first-ever TBS Comedy HUB.

Talent appearing will include Samantha Bee, Ana Gasteyer, the writers of CONAN, the cast and creators of Search Party, The Detour’s Jason Jones and Olan Rogers.

Fans in NYC and across the country can also experience exclusive content from the TBS Comedy HUB via the TBS digital app and social platforms.  The 14th annual New York Comedy Festival runs November 7 – 12, 2017.

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Big Hero 6 Series Launches with Baymax Returns!

Big Hero 6 key art courtesy of Disney XD.

Disney XD’s Big Hero 6 launches with the primetime TV movie Baymax Returns on Monday, November 20th (8/7C).

Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, “Baymax Returns” explores the moment after Hiro believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax.

Big Hero 6: The Series will then premiere in early 2018.

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Freeform Proposes Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings!

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – Photo by Richard Harbaugh/courtesy of Freeform.

Freeform has announced an seven-episode order for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – a show that would take viewers behind the scenes of some of the most epic, most romantic engagements and weddings at  Disney Destinations around the globe.

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings will premiere in Spring 2018.

FREEFORM GETS HITCHED TO ‘DISNEY’S FAIRY TALE WEDDINGS,’ NETWORK GREENLIGHTS SEVEN NEW EPISODES OF UNSCRIPTED SERIES TO PREMIERE SPRING 2018

Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, today announced a seven-episode series order for “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” from executive producers Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe and Jenny Daly, in partnership with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Premiering in spring 2018, each hour-long episode will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most spectacular weddings and engagements at Disney Destinations around the globe. From a sun-drenched holiday proposal at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, to a winter wonderland wedding at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, viewers will be guests from the start of each couple’s “happily ever after” journey.

“We are creating one of the most beautiful shows in the world with ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ and Disney Parks & Resorts, where they make couples’ dreams come true,” said executive producer Ann Lewis Roberts, “making a couple’s fantasy into a reality by transforming their wedding into an event more magical and spectacular than they could have ever imagined.”

On the heels of the breakout special that aired in May 2017, “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” garnered nearly three million views across linear and digital, making it Freeform’s highest-rated unscripted TV special to date.

“Continuing on the success of Freeform’s ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ summer special, we are continuing to invest in our relationship with the ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ team to bring magic and spirit to viewers everywhere,” said Kary McHoul, senior vice president, Programming & Development, Unscripted, Freeform. “We can’t wait to make wedding dreams come true with the most epic wedding planning team in the world.”

“The ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings’ team is honored to provide another behind-the-scenes glimpse into our Disney wedding planning services, share our unique fairy tale wedding locations, and connect viewers with our couples’ personal love stories,” said Korri McFann, marketing director for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.

“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” is a T Group Productions, Roberts Media, and Legacy Productions production and executive produced by Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe, and Jenny Daly.

About Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons is an evolving business offering wedding experiences and expert advice that has been making wedding and honeymoon dreams come true for over 25 years. The brand is based on fantasy, global wedding planning services and the desire to make wedding dreams a reality.

About T Group Productions

Based in Los Angeles and led by Jenny Daly, T Group Productions develops, sells and produces across all genres for broadcast and cable networks, both domestically and internationally, as well as digital platforms.  Since its launch in 2010, the company has produced over 50 series, specials and pilots including over 100 episodes of Mystery Diners (Food), Storage Hunters (truTV), A Wicked Offer (CW), Hollywood and Football (E!) among many more.  The company’s current slate includes Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour (A&E), Return of the Mac (Pop), 24 to Life (LMN), Build it Like Bendrick (DIY), I Catfished My Kid (TLC), Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Freeform) among many more.  The company also has co-production partnerships with award-winning producers Ann Roberts of Roberts Media and Simon Lythgoe of Legacy Productions as well as Jack Osbourne’s Osbourne Media, Sunshine Sach’s sister company Madica Productions and Beth Greenwald of Wax World Media.

Oh, Look! It’s Another Music Competition! The Four: Battle for Stardom!

FOX is teaming up with iHeartMedia for a new music competition – The Four: Battle for Stardom. The show will begin with the four finalists battling to hold their positions on the show against all comers.

FOX will work with iHeartMedia, with its more than a quarter billion monthly listeners in the U.S., to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout the run of the competition.

As part of the grand prize, the winner will also be part of iHeartMedia’s coveted “On the Verge” artist development program.

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It Is a Fearlful Thing Trailer: Godless!

When Roy Goode – a member of Frank Griffin’s gang – seeks to hide out in isolated mining town La Belle, New Mexico, he finds help from tough widow Alice Fletcher.

When Griffin heads their way, the town – governed mostly by women – bands together against him.

Godless premieres on Netflix on November 22nd.

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