ABC They announced a slew of news related to their fall programming at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on September 14, under the guest headlines for the second season of the recently appointed Emmy Award winner.Abbott Elementary. Read below for a summary of ABC’s announcements from TCA press conferences
First appearance on Wednesday, September 21, season two of Kenta BronsonHis successful show will include recurring guest roles from actresses Leslie Odom Jr., Lorraine Weidman, and Kela Monterosso Mejia. Odom Jr. will play Draemond, the owner of a group of charter schools in the area who is visiting Abbott. Weidmann will play Kristen Marie, a solid teacher from a neighboring school who looks a lot like one of Abbott’s teachers. Monteroso Mejia plays a teacher’s assistant whose slouched personality contributes to chaos in Abbott’s classroom.
The show won an Emmy during Monday’s climax gala, and Bronson is credited with outstanding writing for a comedy series for her script work on the show’s pilot episode.
Performances and celebrity guests announced Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter on ABC The special which is scheduled to air on September 22nd. Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Lydsey, Justina Machado, Tracey Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Amber Stevens West and Michelle Williams are set to perform pieces paying tribute to the songs of popular sitcoms in a special honoring the 100-year-old activist and philanthropist, who just celebrated its century in late July.
Asante Black, George Clooney, Laverne Cox, Isabella Gomez, Emily Hampshire, Tom Hanks, Rita Moreno, Mrs. Pat, Jay Faroah, Rob Reiner, Ida Rodriguez and George Wallace are set to give speeches and comedy shows all night long as well. Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler and Octavia Spencer are also scheduled to appear on the special.
The special will air on the network from 9-11 p.m. ET on September 22 and will be available to stream the next day on Hulu.
The suspended ABC series “The Rookie” titled “The Rookie: Feds” starring Niecy Nash-Betts has revealed its first trailer. Nash Bates plays Simon Clark, an older rookie in the FBI who navigates the age gap of her classmates to fight crime.
Alongside Nash Bates, the show stars Frankie R. Faison, James Lesore, Brett Robertson, Felix Solis, and Kevin Zeiger, which executive producers, Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter, come from the original “Rockies” series. The show is scheduled to begin on September 27. Check out the trailer below.
The first full-length trailer for “Alaska Daily” starring Hilary Swank has been released. In the new show, which premieres October 6, Swank plays investigative journalist Elaine Fitzgerald, who leaves a high-profile career and her life in New York behind for a metro daily in Anchorage, Alaska, seeking personal and professional redemption along the way.
Jeff Berry, Matt Malloy, Meredith Holzman, Grace Dove, Pablo Castelblanco, Amy Park and Craig Frank also star in Tom McCarthy, who especially directed the investigative journalist thriller “Spotlight” in 2015.
After the series premieres on October 6, it will be available to stream on Hulu the next day. Check out the trailer below.
ABC has shared sneak peek footage from its upcoming season.the sky is big, “Big Sky: Deadly Trails”. In one new trailer, Jensen Ackles sheriff Beau Arlen meets Reba McEntire Sunny Barnes as the trio of detectives chase a new mystery along the camping path.
Katherine Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Didi Pfeiffer, Jamie Lynn Sigler and J. Anthony Pena star in the title role alongside Ackles, with McIntyre joining the show as guest star for the new season. The show is based on a series of books by CJ Box, with productions by David E. Kelly, Elwood Reed, and executive Ross Feynman.
Check out the new clips below.
Also in today’s TV news:
The Waltons are set to return to The CW with a new holiday movie, “A Waltons Thanksgiving,” Premiering on Sunday, November 20, the film will reunite the Walton family, focusing on their celebration of Thanksgiving in 1934. It is set to star Teddy Sears, Logan Schroer, Marcel LeBlanc, Rebecca Kohn, and Bellamy Young. The upcoming TV movie is a follow-up to the network’s “The Waltons’ Homecoming,” which was the second most-watched special of the 2021-22 season.
The TV movie was produced by Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Executive Producer Sam Haskell, Writer and Co-Executive Producer Jim Strain, Co-Executive Producer Hudson Hickman, Producer Billy Levin, and Producer Bobby Kelly. Joe Lazarov is the director and co-executive producer.
KTLA The news network announced today that on-air anchor Lynette Romero will be leaving her local Los Angeles news station after nearly 24 years of service on the Morning News staff. Watch KTLA’s Sam Rubin ad below.
ESPN Announcing new Vice President promotions across various departments.
Bowden Dou will serve as Vice President of Production, overseeing content creation for the network’s Chinese affiliate Tencent. Kate Jackson has also been promoted to Vice President of Production, overseeing a portfolio that includes Special Olympics, Heisman Cup Show, NCAA Women’s Tournament, Final Four, and ESPYs. Pat Lowry has also been promoted to Vice President of Production, overseeing 600 events in each of the past four years. Miranda Thorpe was promoted to Vice President, Charlotte Office and Production Management, serving as Senior Executive Director from the network’s Charlotte office.
Jerry Bruckheimer TV Unveiled a number of executive appointments and promotions Following the promotion of Kristi Ann Reed to the position of CEO. Danielle Krenik joined as Senior Vice President after serving as Head of Television in the Film and Television Wing at Ubisoft. Omega Johnson advanced to the position of Vice President while Asher Landy joined the company as Vice President. Johnson has been with JBTV since 2018; Andy comes to the company from Keshet Studios. Chelsea Sabella has been promoted to Director of Development, a year after he joined the company. She previously worked at CBS Studios and Warner Bros. TV and Chuck Lorre Prods.
“I feel really fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented, innovative and talented team,” Reed said. “They each have strong connections in the creative community and have a passion for discovering and supporting great writers and ideas and collaborating with them to make exceptional TV series.”
MotorTrend GroupWarner Bros. announced. Discovery, that brand offerings of series and specials are now available to customers on the Apple TV platform. Notable series under their banner include “Top Gear America”, “Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew” and “Motor Mythbusters”.
Customers can sign up for a free seven-day trial or subscribe directly to MotorTrend’s premium streaming content for $4.99 per month.
Toby Announced the launch of FAST FIFA World Cup Channel for its platform, featuring highlights and analysis from this year’s competition as well as content from previous FIFA World Cup tournaments. Every match in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be available for free upon request and programmed into channel replays. The new FIFA Channel adds to the sports-focused content platform’s lineup, having previously added NFL and MLB channels to its lineup.
5th Street She received the first trailer for her upcoming second season, published by HBO today. The second season of the space comedy is scheduled to premiere on October 10.
The new eight-episode season follows Josh Gad, Hugh Laurie, Lenora Crichlow, Zack Woods, and Susie Nakamura as they navigate a near-future world where space tourism is a lucrative business and all the problems that come with it. The show comes from Armando Iannucci, who notably created the “Veep” political satire series for the network.
Check out the trailer below.