Animal Planet Announces Premiere Of ‘The Dog Bowl’, Sets Date For ‘Rescue Dog to Super Dog’ — TCA
Animal Planet has announced that they will premiere Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl, a new canine-driven football competition created for adult dogs living in rescues and shelters who are frequently looked over for younger puppies. The Dog Bowl will be paired with the ever-popular Puppy Bowl and air during the Road to Puppy Bowl before the bog event: Puppy Bowl XIV.
Award-winning animal advocate Jill Rappaport is set to host the one-hour special will feature all… Read
Science Channel Sets ‘Mythbusters’ Return Date – TCA
Science Channel has set a fall premiere date for the return of Mythbusters. The 14-episode new season will debut on Wednesday, November 15 at 9 PM with a new team at the helm, the network announced today during its session at TCA summer press tour. Mythbusters: The Search alums Brian Louden and Jon Lung will be featured on the new season where they will build and execute new experiments involving rocket powered swords, exploding gas tanks, airbag disasters and more.
Science Channel Sets ‘Mysteries Of The Missing’ Series Hosted By Terry O’Quinn – TCA
Science Channel has announced new series Mysteries of the Missing, hosted by Emmy-winning actor Terry O'Quinn (Lost, The Patriot). The series, which pursues plausible explanations to some of the most infamous disappearances of all time, premieres Saturday, August 26 at 10 PM.
Mysteries of the Missing exposes the theories behind what happened on the fateful day of disappearances and what science can now tell us about what really transpired. The first episode chronicles the… Read
‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed For Season 3 By OWN As Ava DuVernay Inks First-Look Deal With Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo – TCA
On the heels of the Season 2 premiere of Ava DuVernay’s breakout OWN drama Queen Sugar hitting series highs last month, the cable network has renewed the series for a third season. Additionally, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker has signed a first-look TV deal with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films for television and digital media. The news is being announced today during the Discovery Networks portion of the TCA summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
The first project under… Read
‘Hit The Road’ Star Jason Alexander On Making A Family Comedy Not For Families — TCA
Audience Network’s new comedy Hit The Road, closed out today’s panel presentation at the TCA confab in Beverly Hills. Starring Jason Alexander, the comedy follows a chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars traverse the country in a cramped second-hand tour bus, seeking Partridge Family-esque fame.
However, unlike The Partridge Family series, Hit the Road may not actually be suited for families.”It is our job, and the Audience Network's job, to not let… Read
‘Loudermilk’ Star Ron Livingston Wonders If Critics Watch TV Until Their Eyes Bleed – TCA
When I came out here in ’84 I had zero interest in doing TV,” Audience Network’s Loudermilk co-creator Peter Farrelly told TV critics at TCA. Best known for such films as Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal, etc., Farrelly said he was glad to make the move, to keep doing boundary pushing programming
“Without question that's not happening in film any more,” he said.
Though Ron Livingston plays Sam Loudermilk, the abrasive recovering alcoholic/former music… Read
‘Mr. Mercedes’ Director On Tackling Violent Themes — TCA
The premise of Audience Network’s new series, Mr. Mercedes, based on Stephen King’s 2014 novel, promises to involve some violent material. The series follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.
‘The Story of Us With Morgan Freeman’: EPs Talk Exploring Common Humanity In Upcoming Series – TCA
Morgan Freeman stopped by the TCA summer press tour to talk about his upcoming six-part docuseries The Story of Us, premiering in the fall on the National Geographic Channel. The series follows Freeman’s global journey to uncover the fundamental forces that keep our societies together, while revealing the common humanity that lies inside each of us.
“I've always been curious, some people call it nosy. That is the driving force of wanting to do and loving to do this type… Read
Peter Kosminsky Made ‘The State’ As Antidote To Simplistic Thinking About ISIS Recruits – TCA
“We researched about a year and a half; it’s difficult to speak about the details of that research,” Peter Kosminsky says of National Geographic Channel’s The State.
NatGeo and Channel 4 partnered on the four-part drama from writer/director Kosminsky (Wolf Hall) chronicling the fact-inspired fictional story of four British men and women who join ISIS in Raqqah, Syria. The series is based on research and first-hand accounts compiled by Kosminsky.
“Everything actually took… Read
Mike Medavoy: ‘The Long Road Home’ Better Suited To TV “In Light Of What’s Happening To The Movies” – TCA
“Do you think television now is the cutting edge arena?” TV critics asked Mike Medavoy during the TCA panel for his National Geographic Channel eight-episode limited series The Long Road Home.
“There's no better way to tell this story, with the number of hours we got, than National Geographic,” he responded. “Television is a great medium today, especially in light of what’s happening to the movies.”
The project revisits the fight during the Iraq War when the First… Read
‘Broad City’ Stars On Censoring Trump & The Feminist Message Behind The Series – TCA
The creators and stars of Comedy Central’s Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, were on hand at the summer TCA conference to talk about some controversial topics thjat will be explored in the upcoming Season 4.
One thing that stood out during the discussion was the decision to bleep out the use of President Donald Trump’s name, a decision that came after the election.
“We didn't originally write it like that,” said Glazer. “This season we did more rewriting than… Read
Nat Geo Wild Greenlights New Series With Survivalist Les Stroud, ‘Road To Westminster’ Special; ‘Untamed’ Season 2 – TCA
Nat Geo Wild today announced the greenlight of new series Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet, featuring survivalist Les Stroud; two-part special The Road to Westminster, which goes behind the scenes in the months leading up to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; and Season 2 of digital series Untamed. The news came during the network’s session Tuesday at the TCA summer press tour in Pasadena.
In Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet, Stroud takes on the rugged 49th state at the… Read