Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hulu Comedy Freakish Gets New Faces; Hallmark Gets Ready for Christmas in July

Freakish

Hulu's original teen, horror comedy series Freakish has been picked up for a second season containing 10 half-hour long episodes. In season two, the Kent High School students are still trapped inside by the deadly explosion and will find their relationships tested when a new group of survivors arrives. Friendships will be lost, enemies made, and ventures outside into the dangerous unknown will present life and death stakes for the students. Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks, Meghan Rienks, Melvin Gregg, and Tyler Chase will reprise their roles. Joining the fun in season two are: Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as Jake - Birdie's (played by Tati Gabrielle) brother-like figure and fellow Keller Chemical experimentee. Ryan McCartan (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) has been cast as Oliver "Ollie"- Anka's older brother and heir to the family empire. Saxon Sharbino (Poltergeist) has been cast as Anka - The favored daughter of a wealthy family, Anka is smart, manipulative and always two steps ahead of the pack.

Also joining the cast are: Niki DeMartino has been cast as Sadie - A recent Kent High transfer student, Sadie passes the apocalypse by listening to music and ignoring pretty much everyone. Jordan Calloway (Riverdale) has been cast as Zane Hiatt - Violet's ex-boyfriend is a player whose handsome face and smooth demeanor are hard for most women to resist. Amanda Steele has been cast as Hailey - A normal girl who had her future planned out before the apocalypse disrupted it. She has no real survival skills, but is sweet and kind. And Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) has been cast as Earl - He's an avid hunter and fancies himself a survivalist who saw an opportunity to prove his mettle when the plant exploded.


Gold Crown Christmas Event

Crown Media Family Networks, the #1 holiday viewing destination, gifts viewers with an early Christmas present in celebration of its annual programming events Christmas Keepsake on Hallmark Channel and Gold Crown Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Both events will feature treasured holiday favorites with celebrated stars including Candace Cameron Bure, Cameron Mathison, Lori Loughlin, Lacey Chabert, Danica McKellar, Rachel Boston and many more! Both events are highlighted with world premieres of original holiday movies Home for Christmas Day starring Catherine Bell and Victor Webster and The Christmas Cure starring Brooke Nevin, Steve Byers and Patrick Duffy.

Gold Crown Christmas on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will roll out the most popular original movies that have aired on the network during the two-week event (July 7-16). Viewer favorites include The Christmas Card, A Christmas Wish, Magic Stocking, Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow, The Christmas Note and more. Christmas Keepsake features a two-week lineup (July 14-23) of Hallmark Channel favorites including Christmas Under Wraps and Christmas Detour both starring Candace Cameron Bure, Crown For Christmas starring Danica McKellar, A Christmas Melody starring Mariah Carey and Lacey Chabert and Christmas in Homestead starring Taylor Cole and Michael Rady.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.