Peacock Releases ‘Unidentified with Demi Lovato’ Trailer (TV News Roundup)
Peacock has released a trailer for “Unidentified with Demi Lovato,” which premieres on Sept. 30.
The four-part UFO docuseries sees Lovato, their friend Matthew and their sister Dallas consult with leading experts, investigate eyewitness encounters, uncover government documents and conduct tests to search for the truth about UFOs. In the trailer, Lovato explains that they already believe in extraterrestrials, calling themself a “UFO experiencer” and recounting a trip to Joshua Tree where they saw a bright light moving erratically through the sky. In “Unidentified with Demi Lovato,” they aim to convince their family and friends of the same.
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The show is produced by GoodStory Entertainment in association with SB Projects. Executive producers include Lovato; Scooter Braun, Scott Manson and Allison Kaye on behalf of SB Projects; JD Roth, Adam Greener and Sara Hansemann on behalf of GoodStory; and Andrew Nock.
Watch the trailer below.
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TBS announced that Season 4 of “The Last O.G.” will premiere on Oct. 26 at 10:30 p.m. The comedy series stars Tracy Morgan as Tray, an ex-con who returns to Brooklyn from prison, finding his neighborhood gentrified and his ex married to another man. Tiffany Haddish, Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul, Taylor Christian Mosby, Dante Hoagland and Cedric the Entertainer also star, with Season 4 guests including Janet Hubert, Malik Yoba, Wood Harris and Gary Dourdan. “The Last O.G.” is created by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri. Executive producers include Morgan; Peele for Monkeypaw Productions; Owen Smith, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum for The Tannenbaum Company; Joel Zadak of Artists First; Mike Mariano and Steve Ast. Co-executive producers include Jason Wang for The Tannenbaum Company and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw Productions. Smith also serves as showrunner.
HBO Max announced that Season 2 of the unscripted series “We’re Here” will premiere on Oct. 11. New episodes will debut weekly. The eight-episode season will follow drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela through small-town America as they recruit locals to participate in one-night-only drag shows. “We’re Here” is created and executive produced by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram. Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Erin Gamble executive produce for The Intellectual Property Corporation. Peter LoGreco serves as director. Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), David Huggard (Eureka O’Hara) and D.J. Pierce (Shangela) serve as consulting producers. Watch a teaser below.
Variety has exclusively obtained a teaser and new key art for Season 13 of ABC’s “Shark Tank.” The series sees a panel of investors including Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary deciding whether to support the entrepreneurial pursuits presented by each contestant. See the teaser and art below.
CBS released a trailer for “NCIS: Hawai’i,” the latest drama in the “NCIS” franchise, premiering on Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. Vanessa Lachey stars as Jane Tennant, the first female special agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor. Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon, Noah Mills, Tori Anderson, Kian Talan and Alex Tarrant also star. Matt Bosack, Jan Nash and Christopher Silber executive produce, with Larry Teng also executive producing the first episode. Watch the trailer below.
CBS released a trailer for Season 2 of “The Equalizer,” premiering on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. The crime drama stars Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, a single mother in New York City with a secret identity — she protects people in need with the help of her connections from her past life as a CIA operative. Watch the trailer below.
Showtime released a trailer for “Dexter: New Blood,” premiering on Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. Michael C. Hall returns as the iconic titular serial killer, starring alongside Jennifer Carpenter, Jack Alcott, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah and Clancy Brown. Showrunner Clyde Phillips also returns for the special 10-episode series, executive producing with Hall, Scott Reynolds, Marcos Siega, Bill Carraro, John Goldwyn and Sara Colleton. Watch the trailer below.
AMC released a trailer for Season 7 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” streaming on AMC Plus on Oct. 10 and airing on AMC on Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. The network also announced that Aisha Tyler, who directed an episode in Season 6, will appear on screen in Season 7. Starring Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lennie James, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple alongside showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert. Watch the trailer below.
Fox released two new teasers for Season 5 of “9-1-1,” which premieres on Sept. 20. The procedural series follows first responders in Los Angeles. In Season 5, L.A. is hit by a ransomware attack that causes a city-wide blackout, among other problems. The cast includes Angela Basset, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Stark, Kenneth Choi, Aisha Hinds, Ryan Guzman, Rockmond Dunbar, Corinne Massiah, Marcanthonee Jon Reis and Gavin McHugh. Watch the teasers below.
Hulu released a trailer for “Baker’s Dozen,” which premieres on Oct. 7. The baking series features 13 new contestants each episode, a mix of home-taught and professional bakers, who compete to create the next viral baking sensation, win the golden rolling pin and take home a cash prize. Tamera Mowry-Housley and Bill Yosses host and are joined by guest judges including Joshua John Russell, Robert Lucas, Leanne Pietrasinski, Rachel Teufel, Lauren Ko, Gemma Stafford, Teri Cellutto and Loria Stern. “Baker’s Dozen” is executive produced by Sandy Varo Jarrell, Suzanne Rauscher, Justin Rae Barnes, Tara Seiner and Scott Mlodzinski for Bright Spot Content. Watch the trailer below.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under” has been renewed for a second season, World of Wonder announced on Thursday. Slated to premiere in 2022, the Australia-set spinoff of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” sees a group of Australian and New Zealand drag queens compete for the title of Down Under’s next Drag Superstar. The series is a World of Wonder production in collaboration with Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand for Stan and TVNZ. Executive producers include Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell and RuPaul, who is also returning as host. Passion Distribution will distribute the series globally, while WOW Presents Plus streams it exclusively in the U.S.
Tegna Inc. that Quest, an adventure multicast network, has launched an ad-supported free streaming service. The Quest app offers series about science, history, engineering and more, and will be available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android and iOS, as well as online at at watch.questtv.com.
Women’s Weekend Film Challenge (WWFC) announced the eight fellows chosen for its inaugural pilot accelerator. The fellows and their pilots are Danielle Nicki with “Welcome to Nirvana,” Joanne Thomson with “Spinner & Marie,” Kate Torgovnick May with “Something Sweet,” Kenyetta Raelyn with “Tenth,” Ramou Sarr with “Killing It,” Samantha Wilson with “Foresight,” Spade Robinson with “Little Shop of Daughters” and Vivian Kerr with “Five Points.” They were chosen out of 723 applicants by a panel of judges who have served as writers, producers, directors and executives of successful recent TV series. Fellows will have opportunities to studios, production companies and executive producers including HBO, HBO Max, Warner Horizon Television, Comedy Central, Jax Media, Berlanti Productions, Broadway Video, Blumhouse Television, Sid Gentle Films, Element Pictures, Fabel Entertainment, Tornante, Semi-Formal Productions, Good Fear Content, Clifton Campbell, Leonard Dick and Kevin Fox.
WWE announced that it has signed Gable Steveson to an exclusive agreement. Steveson is an Olympic gold medalist and currently reigns as the NCAA Division I national champion. He joins the WWE roster while defending his NCAA title for the University of Minnesota. This is WWE’s first name, image and likeness (NIL) deal.
John Cena and J Balvin will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will feature Shaquille O’Neal and Maisie Peters. Sarah Paulson and Kacey Musgraves will be on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and Dr. Phil and Teddy Swims will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
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