Showtime Releases ‘Ziwe’ Trailer (TV News Roundup)

Showtime released a trailer for “Ziwe,” a new variety series premiering May 9.

Starring the titular comedian, the show will feature interviews, musical numbers, guest stars, sketches, and unscripted and unpredictable interactions with everyday people. In the trailer, Ziwe gives a taste of this by smashing ukuleles with Phoebe Bridgers and asking Fran Lebowitz, “What bothers you more, slow walkers or racism?”

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“Ziwe” is produced by A24 and executive produced by Ziwe, Jamund Washington and Hunter Speese.

Also in today’s TV news roundup, Discovery Plus announced the release of a special featuring exclusive filming and broadcast access to the finding of an ancient Egyptian city in Luxor. The special will follow the Egyptian mission under Dr. Zahi Hawass that resulted in the discovery of a city — The Rise of Aten — lost under the sands 3,000 years ago. The city dates to the reign of Amenhotep III and continued to be used by Tutankhamun and Ay.

Smart Dog Media announced “Unicorn Hunters” will premiere on May 10. The pioneering new business series spotlights emerging growth companies working to hit the coveted billion-dollar “unicorn” valuation mark while rallying individual investors worldwide to help fund breakout ventures. Self-defined as “enrichtainment,” the series combines pure entertainment with the potential for consumers worldwide to back select pre-IPO investment opportunities, thereby democratizing wealth creation. It is supported by a panel that includes Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, TransparentBusiness CEO Alex Konanykhin, entertainer and investor Lance Bass, former U.S. treasurer Rosa Gumataotao Rios, attorney and entrepreneur Moe Vela, TransparentBusiness co-founder Silvina Moschini and Livingston Securities CEO Scott Livingston. “Unicorn Hunters” will premiere on and will be distributed on Amazon Prime, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo. It is financed by TransparentBusiness and produced by Craig Plestis’ reality programming production company Smart Dog Media.

Nicole Huff has signed with Buchwald and Magnolia Entertainment. Starring in Netflix’s “Tiny Pretty Things,” Huff has also guest starred on “Diggstown,” “Pretty Hard Cases” and “Private Eyes” and played Gloria Chinn on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”

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