Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pop Upfront 2018 Notes; Kim Possible Movie Gets The Goldbergs Star

Pop

Pop, the CBS/Lionsgate joint venture television network, continues to ramp up its original programming fare this upfront season, unveiling more premium scripted entertainment and a diverse slate of projects in development with the industry's top creative talent. The network also announced its programming strategy and primetime schedule for the remainder of 2018 and first quarter of 2019. Pop's roster features over 400 hours of original content per year. Currently airing is the second season of Hollywood Darlings. Coming up, from Lionsgate and MTG, Swedish Dicks is a procedural comedy about private detectives solving some of the most minor cases Los Angeles has ever seen. Season two brings back series stars Peter Stormare and Johan Glans, alongside an all-star ensemble cast, including Vivian Bang, Traci Lords and Felisha Cooper, as well as special guest star Keanu Reeves. Schitt's Creek Special Holiday Episode (Premieres: December 2018): Tune into a holiday-themed episode with the Rose family - Johnny (Eugene Levy), Moira (Catherine O'Hara), David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy). The comedy returns for its fifth season with an increased order of 14 episodes in early 2019.

Other new series includes Clique, Season One (Premieres: Summer 2018): From the creative team behind the smash British hit Skins, Clique follows childhood soulmates Georgia (Aisling Franciosi) and Holly (Synnove Karlsen) who are only a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives at college, when Georgia gets drawn into an elite clique of alpha-girls interning at a corrupt corporation. Clique is a thrilling six-episode limited series drama and co-produced with BBC. Season two of Wolf Creek is a six-part limited series and will be broadcast as a three-night television event this October. And finally, Flack (Premieres: First Quarter 2019): Starring Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winning actress Anna Paquin and directed by the Oscar(R)-nominated Peter Cattaneo, Flack is a one-hour dramedy set in the fast-paced and cut-throat world of celebrity public relations. Equal parts hilarity and heart, Flack reflects the brutal reality and complexities of modern life where problems can go viral in an instant. Paquin stars as Robyn, an American PR executive living in London who's an expert at her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life.


Sean Giambrone and Sadie Stanley - Kim Possible

Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone will star as Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable in the live-action Kim Possible, a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the global hit animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains. The comedy-adventure will go into production this summer and is set to debut in 2019. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, 16-year-old Sadie Stanley landed the role in her first-ever audition. She has since guest-starred on Game Shakers. Sean Giambrone, age 18, stars in ABC's hit comedy The Goldbergs and will film Kim Possible before returning to production of that series, now going into its sixth season, this summer.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 25

Champions - "Opening Night" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Priya arrives unannounced as Matthew struggles with the new responsibilities Vince has given him.

Champions - "Deal or No Deal" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael prepares for his first date as Vince and Matthew prepare to expand the gym. But an unexpected offer threatens to change all their lives forever.

The Thundermans - "The Thunder Games" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Max and Phoebe advance to the final tryout for a spot on an elite superhero squad, but a new supervillain with a surprise connection to the Thunderman family may force them to sacrifice their crime fighting dream.

Knight Squad - "Do the Knight Thing" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Warwick worries his fears will hinder the squad as Knight School quests begin; Warwick uses Fearless Fairies to make him immune to fear, but his decision puts the squad's quest in jeopardy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Friday, May 25

  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Watch Jamie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec chats about hosting the series Match Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) - Peyton is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig makes a divine dessert with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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