Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones to Announce Emmy Nominations in Virtual Event (TV News Roundup)

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Emmy-winning father-daughter duo Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones will team up to announce the Emmy nominations on July 13. The virtual event will live stream on at 8:30 a.m. PT.

“It has been an extraordinary year in which television brought multigenerational families together in a shared love of their favorite programs,” said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, who will join them at the nomination announcements for the 73rd Emmy Awards. “So it seems fitting that these two accomplished performers announce this year’s Emmy nominees as we acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional programs and talent that are elevating and redefining television.”

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Last year, the Cephas Jones made history as the first father-daughter duo to win performance Emmy Awards in the same year. Ron won for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for his role as William Hill on NBC’s “This Is Us.” Jasmine, whose series “Blindspotting” recently premiered on Starz, won for her performance in Quibi series “#freerayshawn.” She is best known for originating the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in “Hamilton.”

The 73rd Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 19 on CBS and Paramount Plus. Nomination-round voting ended this week, having taken place June 17 to June 28.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:


Power is fleeting, as Sandra Oh’s Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim learns in Netflix’s first trailer for its new comedy, “The Chair.” From writer and showrunner Amanda Peet, “The Chair” debuts on Aug. 20 with six 30-minute episodes. It centers on the trials of Ji-Yoon as she navigates her first year as the chair of Pembroke University’s English department. Coming into the position as the first woman to hold the role, she is also one of the few staff members of color at the school. Alongside Peet, Oh, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernie Caufield and director Daniel Gray Longino serve as executive producers, with Annie Julia Wyman, Richard E. Robbins, Jennifer Kim and Andrea Troyer as writers. The cast also includes Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, Nana Mensah, David Morse and Everly Carganilla. Watch the trailer below.

Showtime released the trailer for Season 2 of “The L Word: Generation Q.” Returning Aug. 6 at 8 p.m., this season begins in the aftermath of Sophie’s decision at the airport — she, Dani and Finley are left to deal with the consequences. Meanwhile, both Bette and Angie reexamine their roots, while Shane throws herself into keeping the bar thriving in the wake of her divorce. And Alice is in for a surprise when writing her first book takes her life in a new direction. The series is executive produced by Marja-Lewis Ryan,Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, Maisha Closson, Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey.


Season 16 of “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” premieres Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. on CMT. Currently, production is underway as 52 aspiring cheerleaders compete in a rigorous training camp to earn a spot on one of the country’s most iconic professional cheer teams. The long-time series is produced by Triage Entertainment and executive produced by Stu Schreiberg, Stephen Kroopnick, Eugene Pack, Peter Zasuly, Charlotte Jones Kelli McGonagill Finglass and Jacquelyn French.


The Motion Picture Corporation of America appointed Amy Hartwick as its president of television. In the role, she will lead the company as it builds its scripted TV division, which includes working with all departments to oversee the development and production of scripted TV content. Her first projects include the reboot of 2007 series “Sanctuary” and an adaptation of Adele Parks’ “Just My Luck.” Before coming to MPCA, Hartwick served as ABC Entertainment’s comedy development VP and as ABC Studios’ senior VP of creative development where she oversaw the “Black-ish” franchise.


Sarah Wayne Callies, David Harbour and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will star in “Aftershock,” a new post-apocalyptic podcast from iHeartMedia. Callies directed and co-created the series, alongside Patrick Carman and Ben Haber. “Aftershock” takes place after the largest earthquake in U.S. history as Cassie Wallace (Callies) and Wayne Sharpe (Harbour) embarked a dangerous journey to save her stranded daughter. It will be available July 14.


“The Late Night With Stephen Colbert” will have on Harvey Keitel and Randall Otis, while Heidi Klum and Ed Sheeran will be on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”

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