Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SundanceTV Acquires Transparent for Summer; Baby Daddy Star Heads to Freeform's Marvel Comedy Series

Transparent

The first two seasons of Amazon Studios' Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning comedy series Transparent will premiere on SundanceTV starting Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00PM ET/9:00 PM C. Multiple back-to-back episodes will air weekly during this limited network television event. Created by Jill Soloway, Transparent revolves around the dysfunctional Pfefferman family and their lives following the discovery that the family patriarch, Mort, is transgender, and transforms into Maura. The first season follows Maura Pfferman's (Jeffery Tambor) journey to being her true self. When she reintroduces herself to her family, everyone else's secrets finally came out. This includes her ex-wife Shelly (Judith Light), and their adult children - meandering Ali (Gaby Hoffmann), record producer Josh (Jay Duplass), and sexually conflicted Sarah (Amy Landecker). Each family member is spun into different directions as they figure out who they aren't.

In the second season the bubble wrap is off - it's time for the whole family to transition. The Pfeffermans realize they must give up their disguises, unspoken arrangements and secrets. By exploring their shared history and legacy, they come to understand that you can't go forward without knowing where you come from. Ultimately, everyone will open their hearts, advertise their desires, and test those notoriously wobbly boundaries as each Pfefferman tries their hardest to come out - as themselves.


Derek Theler

Marvel Television, Freeform and ABC Signature Studios have completed casting for Marvel's New Warriors, their previously announced new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. Marvel's New Warriors marks Marvel's first foray into comedy for a live-action television series slated to debut in 2018 on Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network. Not quite super, not yet heroes, Marvel's New Warriors features six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.

Casting includes: Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Craig Hollis a.k.a Mister Immortal. Craig can't die ... or so he says. Although Craig's superpower seems amazing, he hasn't made use of it at all - he figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to do anything heroic, what's the rush? Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Silicon Valley) as Doreen Green a.k.a Squirrel Girl. Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People, Ten Days in the Valley) as Dwayne Taylor a.k.a Night Thrasher. Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally, Cassandra French's Finishing School) as Robbie Baldwin a.k.a Speedball. Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls, Steven Universe) as Zack Smith a.k.a. Microbe. Kate Comer (Hello My Name is Doris, The Comeback) as Deborah Fields a.k.a. Debrii.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Holiday Summation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, A Game Ball, and A Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Thursday, November 23

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.