HBO Max Sets Scooby-Doo Programming Block ‘Scoobtober’ for October (TV News Roundup)

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HBO Max announced that “Scoobtober” programming will begin Oct. 1 on HBO Max and Cartoon Network, featuring over 17 hours of Scooby-Doo content with new celebrity guests on the animated series including Cher, Sean Astin, Jessic Biel, Terry Bradshaw, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis and Run DMC.

The lineup includes new episodes of “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?,” Scooby-Doo films from the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment library and the Cartoon Network premiere of “Scoob!” airing Oct. 24. Two films will be aired every Sunday and additional Scoob-Doo episodes can be found on the CN app. Watch the “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?” trailer below.

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DATES

HBO’S documentary “Four Hours At The Capitol” will debut on HBO on Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The documentary chronicles the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol when thousands of American citizens from across the country gathered to protest the results of the 2020 election, featuring exclusive footage and first-hand accounts. The film is executive produced by Dan Reed, produced and directed by Jamie Roberts and Will Grayburn edited. For HBO, Anna Klein served as coordinating producer and Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller executive produced.

Roku will debut three horror-themed Roku Originals as a part of a “Freakout Friday” campaign that features new horror content for the month of October. “When the Street Lights Go On,” a film that tells the story of a double homicide in a small midwestern suburb, will premiere Oct. 8; “50 States of Fright” is a horror anthology with tales for every state and will premiere Oct. 15; and “The Expecting” follows a mysterious pregnancy and the potential dark secrets surrounding it and will premiere Oct. 29.

PROGRAMMING

HBO Max announced that “Scoobtober” programming will begin Oct. 1 on HBO Max and Cartoon Network, featuring over 17 hours of Scooby-Doo content with new celebrity guests on the animated series including Cher, Sean Astin, Jessic Biel, Terry Bradshaw, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis and Run DMC. The lineup will begin with new episodes of “Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?,” Scooby-Doo films from the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment library and the Cartoon Network premiere of “Scoob!” airing Oct. 24. Two films will be aired every Sunday and additional Scooby-Doo episodes can be found on the CN app.

EXECUTIVES

Coolfire Studios hired Dana Johnston as vice president of development in the company’s original entertainment division. Johnston will be headquartered out of Los Angeles and reporting to executive vice president of original programming Steve Luebbert. Prior to joining Coolfire, Johnston worked for STX Entertainment, Wilshire Studios and Pilgrim Media Group in various development positions. Johnston’s hiring has coincided with Coolfire’s announcement of upcoming series “Call the Closer” on HGTV as well as distribution deal with Principal Media Group’s documentary “Magic in the Mountains.”

Rob Mills announced that ABC Entertainment and Walt Disney Television Unscripted appointed Tiffany Faigus to senior vice president of unscripted and alternative entertainment. In her new role, Faigus will help build on the company’s existing talent and supervise creative production on unscripted series and pilots, as well as helping to increase output and inventory of distributed unscripted programming. Since joining ABC in 2015, Faigus helped manage unscripted series including, “Jeopardy,” “Shark Tank,” “The Disney Family Singalong” franchises and “Holy Moly,” among others.

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