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‘You Vs. Wild’: Netflix Sets Interactive Expedition Series With Bear Grylls

Following the recent success of Black MirrorBandersnatch, Netflix has set its next interactive series. The Internet network said today that You vs. Wild, an eight-episode interactive family series fronted by survival expert and TV veteran Bear Grylls, will premiere April 10. The streamer had ramped up its efforts in interactive storytelling in light of the strong buzz and fan engagement for Black MirrorBandersnatch, which became an instant pop culture phenomenon. Each… Read

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Apple Orders ‘Pachinko’ Drama Series Based On Book

Apple has given a series order to Pachinko, a drama based on Min Jin Lee’s bestselling novel, from studio Media Res, Deadline has learned. Written and executive produced by Soo Hugh (The Terror), who also serves as showrunner and created the vision for the series, Pachinko chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Epic in scope, intimate in tone, the story begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that… Read

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NBC Sets Summer Competition Series ‘Songland’ & ‘Bring The Funny’

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NBC has greenlighted a pair of entertainment-competition series for the summer: the songwriter-focused Songland and stand-up comedy show Bring the Funny. Set to premiere at 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, after the season premiere of America’s Got Talent, Songland takes an inside look at the creative songwriting process. It provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song recorded for a global audience by the chart-topping guest recording artists featured in… Read

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NBC Orders Jimmy Fallon’s ‘That’s My Jam’ Music & Variety Game Show Inspired By ‘Tonight Show’ Segments

NBC has given a 10-episode series order to That’s My Jam, an unscripted music and variety game show inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s viral hit Tonight Show segments “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” Fallon will executive produce the hourlong competition series, which “will be infused with Fallon’s one-of-a-kind comedic style, feel-good energy and a carousel of his classic and brand-new music-based games, featuring a new group of celebrities each week,” NBC says. “We love playing… Read

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Fuse Unveils Upfront Slate: New & Returning Series, Premiere Dates, More

Fuse Media is getting a head-start on upfront season, unveiling its 2019-20 slate today. The lineup is highlighted by three new series, several returning ones and multiple premiere dates. Targeting diverse, millennial and Gen Z viewers, Fuse TV has greenlighted new series Made from Scratch, a docu-cooking show with Latinx rapper Young M.A.; The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West (working title), a talk/variety show based on the hosts’ podcast; and Sugar and Toys, Fuse’s… Read

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‘Resident Alien’ Drama Ordered To Series At Syfy

Syfy has handed a series order to drama Resident Alien starring Alan Tudyk, based on the Dark Horse comics series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, from Universal Content Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment and Amblin TV. Resident Alien is described as a dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story. Adapted for television by Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), it follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Tudyk) who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado… Read

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Netflix Brings Back ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ For 10-Episode Order With Walden Media & Michael De Luca

The Baby-Sitters Club is back with Netflix ordering a 10-part series based on Ann M. Martin's best-selling book series. The SVOD service has ordered a live-action series that will follow the friendship and babysitting adventures of five best friends in Stoneybrook, CT. The family series is being produced by The Chronicles of Narnia producer Walden Media and Escape at Dannemora producer Michael De Luca, who will executive produce alongside Lucy Kitada. Glow's Rachel… Read

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‘Will Smith’s Bucket List’ Series Set At Facebook Watch – Check Out The Trailer

Will Smith wants you to follow along as he checks items off his lifetime to-do list. The veteran actor has teamed with Facebook Watch for a six-episode series called Will Smith’s Bucket List, in which he skydives, swims with sharks, drives a racecar, tries stand-up comedy and more. The first episode on skydiving is live now, and new ones will launch on ensuing Wednesdays. Check out the trailer below. Facebook Watch is going all out in keeping up with the Smiths. The new… Read

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Netflix Orders ‘Firefly Lane’ Drama Series From Maggie Friedman Based On Book

Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Firefly Lane, a drama series based on the bestselling novel by Kristin Hannah, from Maggie Friedman (No Tomorrow). Written and executive produced by Friedman, who also serves as showrunner, Firefly Lane centers on Kate and Tully, who meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends throughout thirty years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. When an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the… Read

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Netflix Orders ‘Medical Police’ Comedy Series From ‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Starring Erinn Hayes & Rob Huebel

Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Medical Police, starring Childrens Hospital alums Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel, from former Childrens Hospital executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain and co-executive producer Krister Johnson, as well as Warner Horizon Scripted TV. Several other Childrens Hospital alums,  Lake Bell, Corddry, Ken Marino and Malin Akerman, are set for recurring roles. Medical Police, which had been in the works for awhile… Read

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‘War For Cybertron’: Netflix Sets Transformers Universe Origin Toon Series For 2020

Netflix is getting set to explore the origins of the battle between Autobots and Decepticons. The streamer is teaming with Hasbro and Rooster Teeth on War for Cybertron, an original animated series from the Transformers universe that will premiere worldwide next year. Produced by Rooster Teeth with Polygon Pictures serving as the animation studio, the series “will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before," said John… Read