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Writer's Guild Of America East & West Issue Statement Of Support For IATSE

Written by 15 October, 2021


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PeopleTV Guests For The Week Of 10/04/2021

Written by 01 October, 2021

MONDAY, October 4

  • Reality Check: Ashley Darby (Real Housewives of Potomac)

Xavier Prather, Derek “Big D” Frazier and Azah Awasum (Big Brother)

 

TUESDAY, October 5

  •  Reality Check: Ryan Serhant (Jason Biggs’ Cash At Your Door)

 

WEDNESDAY, October 6

  • Reality Check: Rachel, Erin and Lacey Bradshaw (The Bradshaw Bunch) 

Captain Chris Cassidy (Among the Stars)

 

THURSDAY, October 7

  • PEOPLE in 10: Paige Hurd (Power Book II: Ghost)
  • Reality Check: Victor “N.O.R.E” Santiago and Neri Santiago (Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition)

 

FRIDAY, October 8

  • Reality Check: Dark
Last modified on Monday, 04 October 2021 01:27

Chef Jose Andres Launches Chef Jose Media

Written by 01 October, 2021

José Andrés, beloved culinary innovator, New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, announced today the launch of a new media company, José Andrés Media. José Andrés Media will produce unscripted and scripted television series, books, podcasts, and digital short and mid-form content with a focus on food-related stories and characters and the culture of food. The new company’s first project will be a six-episode series produced in association with Nutopia that is set in Spain and currently being developed for Discovery+.

“It’s been my dream to launch José Andrés Media for many years – to tell stories about who we are through the food we eat. Our food content will be as creative, fun, inspiring and authentic as our restaurants. I can’t wait to get started,” said José Andrés. “We need longer tables, not higher walls. Our media work will fill those tables with the dishes that help us understand each other, across the world and the generations. Food is so much more than just a plate of ingredients. It tells us where we have come from and where we’re going.”

Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018, and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of more than 30 restaurants located throughout the country and beyond, ranging in a variety of culinary experiences from a food truck to his multi-location vegetable-focused fast casual Beefsteak, to world-class tasting menus like minibar by José Andrés and Somni, both of which have received two Michelin stars. José is also the founder of World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. As a naturalized citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform. 

“José Andrés Media will embody the values people love in José: compassion, joy, global thinking, and of course, culinary excellence,” said Sam Bakhshandehpour, President of José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. “We are thrilled to launch our exciting new series on Discovery and we look forward to shedding light on delicious food and the fascinating figures who cook it.” 

Along with José Andrés, José Andrés Media will be led by President Sam Bakhshandehpour and Managing Director Richard Wolffe. Sam is President of ThinkFoodGroup - the company behind José Andrés’ group of restaurants. In his role, Sam has led the execution of company strategy globally, across the restaurant, brand, and media divisions. He is a veteran restaurateur and investor with an extensive track record in hospitality. Richard Wolffe is the co-writer of Andrés’ cookbooks and his two PBS series on regional cooking in Spain. Formerly at the Financial Times, Newsweek, and NBC News, Wolffe is also a columnist for The Guardian and the New York Times-bestselling author of three books about Barack Obama. While at NBC, Wolffe was the executive in charge of the design, build, and launch of MSNBC’s digital and streaming content platforms. 

“José Andrés is a one of a kind talent, world renowned and sought after for good reason, as there is no one more qualified to share food-related stories and characters centered on food culture,” said Courtney White, President Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. ”We are so excited to be working with José and his José Andrés Media team on bringing his creative vision to our global audience.”

Whether cooking at restaurants, writing in books, delivering powerful keynotes, teaching college courses, or entertaining audiences through social media, storytelling is at the heart of everything José Andrés does. José Andrés Media is the next evolution of this storytelling and the company will allow José and his team to reach and share their stories with wider audiences. José Andrés Media’s first project is a six-episode series set in Spain currently being developed with Discovery+. In addition to unscripted and scripted television series, José Andrés Media will produce books, podcasts, and digital short and mid-form content with a focus on food-related stories and characters and the culture of food. The company is in the process of hiring new producers and developing new projects. Additional information on the Discovery series, new projects, and new team members will be announced at a later date. 

Last modified on Monday, 04 October 2021 01:04

What To Watch On Facebook Watch - Week Of 10/04/2021

Written by 01 October, 2021

Monday, October 4th
STEVE on Watch 
4am PT / 7am ET
All-New Episode: I Need My Sister Back in My Life
She and her sister haven't spoken after having a major argument. She's ready to repair the relationship, but has no clue where to begin. Bishop T.D. Jakes makes a special appearance to offer his insight on the situation! 

STEVE on Watch 
6am PT / 9am ET
All-New Episode: Dancing Trucker Gets Surprise from Chubb Rock!
Dancing trucker John Drury has gone viral for sharing his cool moves on social media! He opens up to Steve Harvey about his passion for dance and love of hip-hop music, especially Chubb Rock who makes a surprise appearance! 

Wednesday, October 6
STEVE on Watch 
6am PT / 9am ET
All-New Episode: UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Surprises Parents with New House!
Kamaru Usman sits down with Steve Harvey to share his emotional journey to becoming UFC Champion while coping with his father's heartbreaking incarceration. Plus, he surprises his parents with the biggest gift in STEVE on Watch history! Don't miss it!! 

Red Table Talk 
9am PT / 12pm ET 
All-New Episode
Jada, Willow, & Gammy - 3 generations, 1 table, no filter. The hit series, Red Table Talk, is hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, her 20-year-old daughter Willow, a leading voice for her generation, and her old-school mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris. Each episode is shot at the Smith’s family home where these three passionate and opinionated women bring their unique perspectives to real issues affecting real people. Red Table Talk is filled with honest, intimate and inspiring conversations on topics impacting each of our lives.

Thursday, October 7
STEVE on Watch 
6am PT / 9am ET
All-New Episode: Harvard Debate Champions React to Making History! 
Black girl magic! Atlanta high school students Emani Stanton and Jayla Jackson made history earlier this year by becoming the first Black female team to win the prestigious Harvard International Debate Competition. The impressive duo is joined by Kellye Britton, the executive director of the Harvard Diversity Project, to discuss the significant achievement, which profoundly moved Steve Harvey! 

Red Table Talk: The Estefans 
9am PT / 12pm ET
All-New Episode: What You Don't Know About Cuba
Cuban people are being beaten, tortured, and jailed for simply wanting to be free. In this very personal episode, the Estefans share their harrowing stories of escape from their homeland. Plus, Afro-Cuban star, Laz Alonso, reveals the horrors of life in Cuba today and a desperate daughter joins the table to plead for her father's life. Singer Yotuel joins Gloria and Emily for a special performance of Patria y Vida (Homeland and Life), a forbidden anthem of the rebellion that's become the urgent cry of the people.

Last modified on Monday, 04 October 2021 01:11

CNN Honored With 2 Primetime Emmy Awards

Written by 12 September, 2021

CNN Original Series has received 2 Emmy® Awards in the 73rdPrimetime Creative Arts Emmy® Award competition. It was announced this afternoon by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the in-person presentation in Los Angeles.

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy wins Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special in its first season and Sterling K. Brown wins the Emmy® for Outstanding Narrator in Lincoln: Divided We Stand – his first time being nominated in this category.

In addition, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell received a nomination for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy was also nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program.

The Creative Arts Emmy ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday, September 18 at 8pm ET/PT on FXX.

The 2021 CNN Primetime Emmy® wins are as follows:

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

Outstanding Narrator
Sterling K. Brown – Lincoln: Divided We Stand

SOURCE: CNN

Last modified on Sunday, 12 September 2021 18:50

Tubi Unveils Original Movie Event 'Corrective Measures,' Starring Bruce Willis And Michael Rooker

Written by 08 September, 2021

As part of its original content rollout strategy, Tubi announced today the original movie event Corrective Measures, a sci-fi action movie starring an award-winning ensemble cast, including Bruce Willis (“Die Hard,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable”) and Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Suicide Squad,” “The Walking Dead”).
 
Based on the popular graphic novel, Corrective Measures is written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O’Reilly (“Howard Lovecraft,” “The Kingdom of Madness”) and is set in San Tiburon, the world’s most dangerous maximum-security penitentiary and home to the world’s most treacherous superpowered criminals where tensions among the inmates and staff heighten, leading to anarchy that engulfs the prison and order is turned upside down. Todd
Masters of MastersFX (“Predator,” “Child’s Play,” “Legion”) will head the character and creature design. Produced by Arcana Productions LLC and executive-produced by The Exchange, Corrective Measures is slated for a Spring 2022 premiere on FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service. Jas Boparai, Corey Large, Johnny Messner and Steven Eads serve as executive producers. Michelle O'Reilly serves as producer.
 
"We’re excited to be harnessing the creative talent of Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Bruce Willis, Michael Rooker and Todd Masters to bring this celebrated comic book series to life,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. "Corrective Measures is a powerfully authentic and captivating sci-fi action film that speaks to our unwavering commitment to provide the Tubi audience with a broad array of compelling original content."

"Corrective Measures is a project we've been wanting to see come to life from the pages of Arcana's graphic novel series for a long time,” added O’Reilly. “Overseeing this project from script to screen has been an incredible journey, and to have my live-action directing debut at this level with so many talented cast and crew is truly a dream come true. Directing, writing and producing Corrective Measures was such an incredible experience and I cannot think
of a better partner than FOX and Tubi for Arcana's launch into live action productions."
 
Corrective Measures takes place at San Tiburon, an Ubermax prison hidden in the Great Northwest, resided by monsters, cyborgs, and supervillains, all equipped with 24-hour power inhibitors and shock-collars. Most notorious among them is Julius “The Lobe” Loeb (Willis), a super genius sitting on an untraceable fortune. Warden Devlin (Rooker) is arguably as corrupt as his charges, with his sole interest in The Lobe’s riches, and has been trying to crack The Lobe for years without success. The fragile peace of the prison is thrown into chaos with the arrival of Payback (Dan Payne, “Watchmen”), a murderous vigilante with red intentions on the entire prison community, and Diego Diaz (Brennan Mejia, “Power Rangers”), a driver on a trumped-up sentence. As tensions among the inmates and staff heighten, anarchy engulfs the prison and order is turned upside down. Corrective Measures is the story of an everyman’s journey into darkness, as the actions the guards and staff are forced to take at the prison slowly render them no better than the men and women at the prison. The film also stars Tom Cavanagh (“The Flash”), Kat Ruston (“The 100”), Kevin Zegers (“Rebel”), and Hayley Sales (“Deadpool 2”).
 
Over the coming year, 140+ hours of all-new content are set to debut on Tubi, including Tubi Original Documentaries from FOX Alternative Entertainment; animated titles from FOX Entertainment’s Emmy Award-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment; and premium independent-minded titles across the Black Cinema, thriller, horror, sci-fi, romance and Western genres. 
 
From award-worthy to binge-worthy, Tubi’s original slate is being developed with a viewer-first approach around audiences’ pockets of passion. Tubi’s proprietary Content Intelligence is a cornerstone in its development of originals, feeding the needs of viewers by applying personalization with viewer consumption data.
 
Tubi has more than 35,000 movies and television series from over 250 content partners, including every major studio, in addition to the largest offering of free live local and national news channels in streaming. The platform gives fans of entertainment, news and sports an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.
 
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at http://www.tubi.tv/.

SOURCE: Tubi

Last modified on Thursday, 09 September 2021 00:03

Mamie Coleman To Head Fox Entertainment Music (FEM) As Executive Vice President, Creative Music

Written by 08 September, 2021

Mamie Coleman has been named Executive Vice President, Creative Music, and will head FOX Entertainment’s music division, FOX Entertainment Music (FEM), it was announced today by Amy Carney, COO, FOX Entertainment.  
 
Based in Los Angeles, Coleman will lead all music creative for FOX Entertainment; its free streaming AVOD platform, Tubi; and its animation production studio, Bento Box. Her responsibilities include overseeing the creation of original music for promotional and in-show use across Fox properties and beyond. She also is responsible for all music creative and administration on FOX Entertainment productions.
 
Additionally, Katy Gavillet was promoted to Vice President, Creative Music, for FEM. 
 
Launched in 2019, FEM has produced a broad-spanning music catalog, including more than 200 original songs intended for sync licensing, 15 theme songs for Fox-owned productions and three new branding mnemonics for FOX Entertainment, FOX Alternative Entertainment and Bento Box. In complementing FOX Entertainment’s growing library of owned content, music created by FEM will further expand business revenue and opportunities for the organization across its owned platforms and licensing out to third parties. FEM will continue to play an integral role in driving equality and inclusion throughout FOX Entertainment by recruiting a range of diverse voices within the creative community to write, produce and perform music for the division.

“Mamie’s creative- and business-driven approach turn opportunities into realized success for our music team, and her input and ideas have infused the new FEM brand with tremendous innovation,” said Carney. “As we look to the future, we hope to continue growing our FOX-owned catalog, and this kind of work requires the imaginative thought process and bold entrepreneurial spirit that Mamie and her team possess in abundance.”

Coleman is widely recognized for her achievements throughout the music community and, with experience in both television and music, she is one of the entertainment industry’s most versatile executives. A longtime FOX executive, she has played an integral role in producing and developing innovative program launches, marketing strategies and image campaigns by creating the unique “sound” of FOX marketing. She also has worked closely with TV studios,
production companies, major record labels, recording artists and agents to secure talent and production materials for FOX’s award-winning on-air promotional campaigns.

SOURCE: Fox Entertainment

Last modified on Thursday, 09 September 2021 15:40

Fox Invites Fans To Experience 'FoxTV Fanhub," An All-New, Free Interactive Event Live! On Wednesday, September 15th At FoxTVFanHub.com

Written by 08 September, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, beginning at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT, FOX Entertainment will host an all-new free interactive fan event at FOXTVFANHUB.com, where FOX fans can get access to exclusive FOX content, including first looks at upcoming FOX series, full performances from the upcoming seasons of THE MASKED SINGER and ALTER EGO, a virtual photo booth, a music lounge showing the music of FEM (FOX ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC), free giveaways, and many more surprises throughout the event. Using the power of the FOX brand to help create a unique and memorable experience, this fully interactive event will give fans the opportunity to explore the World of FOXTV and center themselves at the historic Century City FOX LOT in Los Angeles, CA.

The exclusive content featured on FOXTV FAN HUB will include full-length previews of new FOX series, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, song performances from TV’s #1 entertainment series THE MASKED SINGER and all-new music competition series ALTER EGO, and appearances by stars from 9-1-1, 9-1-1: LONESTAR, ALTER EGO, OUR KIND OF PEOPLE, THE BIG LEAP, THE MASKED SINGER, THE RESIDENT and THE SIMPSONS. The fan destination also will feature exciting new content from FOX’s streaming service, TUBI.

Activations/Rooms include:

Main Theater- The main location for fans to gather for joining their fan favorite celebrities for Q&As and more!

FOXY Theater- Fans will be able to view new FOX content, such as the FOX Fall Preview Special and extended sneak peek clips from the all-new midseason comedy WELCOME TO FLATCH.  

Speakeasy - This room showcases the music of FOX, from FEM videos to a live DJ set, to full performances from THE MASKED SINGER and ALTER EGO.

Photo Booth - A virtual photo booth room where fans can take selfies with FOX backgrounds and stickers.

Gallery Wall - A gallery wall showcasing the digital art and videos created for the TVForAll digital initiatives. There will also be an exclusive first look at the art being created for Latinx Heritage Month. 

Tubi Diner – Fans who find the easter egg hidden in the diner on 9/15 will have the chance to win a gift.  

The www.FOXTVFanHub.com website will be shared across FOX social platforms. Gift boxes also will be sent to the first 150 people to sign up. To learn more, please visit FOXTVFanHub.com or @FOXTV. Join the discussion using #FOXTVFanhub. 

SOURCE: Fox Entertainment

 

Last modified on Thursday, 09 September 2021 15:52

Fox Announces Series Regular Cast For 'Krapopolis,' The New Animated Comedy From Emmy Award-Winning Creator Dan Harmon, Scheduled To Premiere In 2022

Written by 08 September, 2021

Emmy Award nominee Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Matt Berry (What We Do in The Shadows), Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders) and Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel) have joined the voice cast of Krapopolis, FOX’s new animated comedy set in mythical ancient Greece, from Emmy Award-winning creator Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty, Community).

Krapopolis centers on a flawed family of humans, gods and monsters that tries to run one of the world’s first cities without killing each other.

In the series, Ayoade voices “Tyrannis”, the mortal son of a goddess. He’s the benevolent King of Krapopolis trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name. Waddingham plays “Deliria,” Tyrannis’ mother, goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices. Within her extended Olympian family – forged in patricide and infidelity – she’s known as the trashy one. Berry is “Shlub,” Tyrannis’ father, a mantitaur (half centaur [horse + human], half manticore [lion + human + scorpion]). He is oversexed and underemployed, claims to be an artist and has literally never paid for anything, in any sense of that word, for his entire life. Murphy voices “Stupendous,” Tyrannis’ half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Trussell plays “Hippocampus,” Tyrannis’ half-brother, offspring of Shlub and a mermaid, and, obviously, a hot mess, biologically speaking.  

The series is an outgrowth of the direct animation deal Harmon and FOX Entertainment unveiled last year. Wholly owned and financed by FOX Entertainment and to be produced by FOX’s Emmy Award-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment, the project also is the first series to move forward under FOX’s broadcast direct model. Additionally, KRAPOPOLIS will serve as the first-ever animated series curated entirely on the Blockchain, as FOX and Bento Box enter the NFT business. The company will launch a dedicated marketplace for KRAPOPOLIS that will curate and sell digital goods, ranging from NFTs of one-of-a-kind character and background art and GIFs, as well as tokens that provide exclusive social experiences to engage and reward super fans.  An NFT of the KRAPOPOLIS cast image is minted on the Eluvio content blockchain with token metadata.

Harmon is the creator and executive producer of the long-running comedy series “Community,” garnering multiple Emmy Award nominations, Critics Choice Awards and more accolades. He is also the co-creator and executive producer of “Rick & Morty,” which won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program in 2018 and 2020. In 2015, Harmon executive-produced the Academy Award-nominated animated feature film “Anomalisa.” Writer/producer/animator Jordan Young (“Drawn Together,” “Bojack Horseman”) has been named executive producer/showrunner. Young will work under Harmon’s supervision and handle the series’ day-to-day activities.  

ABOUT THE CAST
Hannah Waddingham is an award-winning actress and singer. Waddingham currently has received critical acclaim for her role as “Rebecca” in the award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso.” She won the 2021 Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and the 2021 Hollywood Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy, and she is nominated for a 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Additional nominations include the International Online Cinema Awards and Television Critics Association Awards. The cast was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Waddingham also is known for her scene-stealing, GIF-generating run as “Septa Unella,” the Shame Nun, in “Game of Thrones.” Past television work includes “Sex Education,” “Krypton,” “12 Monkeys,” “In The Club,” “The Entire Universe,” Jack Dee’s “Bad Move,” “Josh,” “Partners in Crime,” “Benidorm,” “Miss Marple-The Mirror Crack'd,” “Not Going Out” and “My Family,” among others. Feature work includes “The Hustle,” “Les Miserables” and “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.”

Richard Ayoade is a multi-award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director. The success of “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace” (which he co-wrote, directed and starred in) was followed by his BAFTA Award-winning role in “The IT Crowd,” and numerous other TV credits, including “The Mighty Boosh.” Ayoade wrote and directed the BAFTA-nominated film “Submarine” and wrote and directed “The Double,” starring Jesse Eisenberg. He’s also voiced popular characters in The Mandalorian” and the BAFTA-winning “Soul.” He presented “Travel Man” and “The Crystal Maze” for Channel 4 and has released three books, “Ayoade on Ayoade” and “The Grip of Film” and “Ayoade on Top,” all published by Faber & Faber.

Matt Berry is a BAFTA Award-winning actor, writer and musician. He was most recently nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in A Comedy Series for his work as “Lazlo Cravensworth” in FX’s “What We Do In the Shadows.” In the U.K., he recently starred as “Detective Inspector Eli Rabbit” in “Year of the Rabbit” on the U.K.’s Channel 4. In 2015, Berry won a BAFTA for his performance as “Steven Toast” in “Toast of London” on Channel 4, which he also co-created. The show went on to earn six British Comedy Awards nominations, winning Best New Comedy Program, and was recently announced to be picked up for a much-anticipated second season. Previously, Berry starred in “The IT Crowd” for five seasons on Channel 4, BBC2’s “The Mighty Boosh,” Channel 4’s “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace” and BBC3’s “Snuff Box.” He also appeared on the last season of “Community.” Berry made a memorable appearance on “Portlandia,” starred opposite Sam Rockwell in “Moon” and appeared in the feature film “One Day.” He is a talented voice actor and musician, who recorded introductions for the 2012 London Olympic closing ceremonies and composed the music for “AB/DC: A Rock Opera,” “Snuff Box” and “Toast of London.” Berry has also released six studio albums to much critical acclaim.

Pam Murphy is a writer/performer currently based in Los Angeles, where she’s an active performer at the UCB Theatre. In 2020, she appeared as a recurring character in the Quibi series “Mapleworth Murders,” guest-starred in the cable comedy “Corporate,” and recurred in the network comedy “Single Parents”. In 2019, she shot a season-recurring arc in the upcoming “Weird City,” from Jordan Peele, while also recurring in the final season of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” She also had a supporting lead in the independent film “All About Nina,” opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She started her comedy career at the NYC UCB Theatre. Her solo show, “The C Word,” was named Best Solo Show of the Year by Time Out NY. TV wise, she’s been on “Girlboss,” “Adam Ruins Everything,” “Another Period,” “30 Rock,” “Happy Endings,” “Key & Peele,” “Welcome To Sweden,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and many more. She’s also done a handful of videos for College Humor, Funny Or Die and UCB Comedy. She performs every Tuesday at 7:00 PM with Tuesday Club at UCB Franklin.

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor. He has guest-starred on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “La La Land,” “MadTV” and “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time.” He has also appeared on “This Is Not Happening,” the Emmy-nominated “Drunk History” and the Emmy-winning “Adventure Time.” Trussell’s podcast, “The Duncan Trussell Family Hour,” has over 500 episodes and averages 1,000,000 downloads per month. This podcast and the recordings within are the foundation of his streaming animated series “The Midnight Gospel,” which he co-created with Pendleton Ward, the Emmy-winning creator of “Adventure Time.”

SOURCE: Fox Entertainment

Last modified on Thursday, 09 September 2021 15:38

Multi-Platinum Country Music Star Trace Adkins Joins Cast In Leading Role In Fox's Midseason Drama Series 'Monarch'

Written by 08 September, 2021

Multi-Platinum country music star and three-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award winner Trace Adkins has been cast in a leading role in MONARCH, FOX Entertainment’s highly anticipated midseason drama from creator/executive producer Melissa London Hilfers, executive producer/showrunner Michael Rauch and executive producers Gail Berman, Hend Baghdady and Jason Owen. Adkins joins previously announced cast members Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel.

 

MONARCH is a Texas-sized, multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music. The series, 100%-owned by FOX Entertainment, debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 30, immediately following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP, and continuing on Tuesday, Feb. 1

 

In MONARCH, “Texas Truthteller” and reigning King of Country Music ALBIE ROMAN (Adkins), along with his insanely talented, but tough as nails wife, Queen of Country Music DOTTIE CANTRELL ROMAN (Sarandon), have created a country music dynasty. But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. And when their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown NICOLETTE "NICKY" ROMAN (Friel) will stop at nothing to protect her family's legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom.

 

In his 25-year career in country music, Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums, charted more than 20 singles, earned numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and garnered over two billion streams. A Grand Ole Opry member for nearly two decades, the Louisiana native is known for dynamic baritone and fiery, always-memorable live performances, and has expanded his country career to include film and TV acting. He broke out in 1996 with the debut album Dreamin’ Out Loud, cracking the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with “Every Light In the House Is On,” and following with the #1 smash “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing).” Since then, Adkins has pioneered a mix of classic country-minded traditionalism and adventurous, good-natured showmanship, breaking open new avenues in modern country through fun-filled hits, such as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton). He’ll celebrate the 

 

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silver anniversary of his album debut in 2021 with The Way I Wanna Go, doing exactly what he always has – mixing pure-country reverence with standout collaborations, featuring Blake Shelton, Melissa Etheridge, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder on harmonica and more. Featuring Adkins’ newest single, “Where The Country Girls At (feat. Luke Bryan & Pitbull)," the brand-new album The Way I Wanna Go, is available everywhere now.

 

MONARCH is produced by FOX Entertainment. Screenwriter Melissa London Hilfers serves as creator, writer and executive producer. Michael Rauch (“Instinct,” “Royal Pains”) is an executive producer and showrunner. Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady (The Jackal Group) and top music manager Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) also serve as executive producers. Jason Ensler (“The Passage”) will direct and serve as a producer on the series premiere.  The series will feature original music and covers. 

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