Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sony Crackle 2018 Upfront; Megan Fox Heads to Travel Channel Series

Sony Crackle

Sony Crackle, the free, ad-supported streaming network, announced the following news at an upfront presentation held at Sony Headquarters in New York City by Eric Berger, Chief Digital Officer, Sony Pictures Television Networks and General Manager, Sony Crackle:

● Season two renewal for The Oath, executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and starring Ryan Kwanten, who is also a producer.
● Network announces September launch of Snatch season two; as previously announced, Kevin Connolly of Entourage will direct multiple episodes of the Rupert Grint series.
● Release of first-look clip of Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino in her new role in season three of StartUp; the network also announced a November debut.
SuperMansion has added award-winning actress Minnie Driver in a recurring role for season three of the Emmy-nominated stop-motion animated series from Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich.
● First-look teaser from Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy; Rob Riggle also introduced clip announcing comedy's August premiere and the network revealed new guest stars, NFL Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher, Paul Scheer and Cheech Marin.
● First-look clip released from new comedy-horror film Office Uprising, starring Brenton Thwaites (DC Comics Titans, Pirates of the Caribbean); the film set for a July premiere.
● Acquisition of Nitro Circus' Action Figures and news about new Sony Crackle original, Action Figures 2, premiering in June. This follow-up to the hit action sports movie is from 17 time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana. The network also acquired five series as part of the new deal with Nitro Circus.
● The network unveiled a development slate of scripted original series, including dramas Heart of Darkness, Hustle, Cry Victory, and “Limitless: Origins,” and the comedy “Squad Goals Squad.”
● The network greenlit new unscripted shorts from Embassy Row and is partnering with NRG to develop a new eSports series.


Travel Channel

Travel Channel has greenlit a new four-episode series, Mysteries and Myths with Megan Fox (wt), starring actress Megan Fox (Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hope & Faith), who also serves as the co-creator and producer. Since an early age, Fox has been obsessed with the history of ancient cultures, people and places, always questioning their "documented" story. Now, she is embarking on an epic and personal journey across the globe where archaeologists and experts will reexamine history, asking tough questions and challenging the conventional wisdom that has existed for centuries. The series will delve into some of the greatest mysteries of time, including whether Amazon women really did exist or if the Trojan War was real. Production on each one-hour episode will begin in June, with the series slated to air later this year.


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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