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

Thursday, January 17

The Big Bang Theory - "The Confirmation Polarization" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Sheldon and Amy’s super asymmetry theory is proven by two physicists, Dr. Pemberton (Sean Astin) and Dr. Campbell (Kal Penn) from Chicago, they’re thrilled, until they try to kick Amy off the Nobel nomination. Also, Bernadette has a big success at work and Penny’s going to be a part of it – whether she wants to or not.

Young Sheldon - "A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man's Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

Mom - "Big Floor Pillows and a Ball of Fire" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy and Bonnie are suspicious when Adam’s best friend, Mitch (Bradley Whitford), returns, insisting he’s a changed man.

Fam - "Freddy Returns" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After learning that Clem doesn’t plan to invite her father to the wedding, Nick’s parents encourage her to ask him over to their home for dinner to help repair their relationship. Also, Nick tries to teach Shannon to be more responsible at home.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Hitchcock & Scully" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jake and Charles investigate a case of Hitchcock and Scully from the 1980s. Meanwhile, Amy's uniformed officers and Terry's detectives fight over limited resources.

The Good Place - "Chidi Sees the Time-Knife" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Thursday, January 17

  • Regina King (227/Leap of Faith) - Catch Regina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Jon appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Sarah is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Glass on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless) - Vanessa stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Andrew Rannells (Black Monday/Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jackie Tohn (GLOW) - Jackie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sarah Chalke (Roseanne/Scrubs) - Sarah is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nina Dobrev (Fam) - Nina appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Haley Joel Osment (Future Man/Alpha House/The Jeff Foxworthy Show/Thunder Alley) - Haley Joel talks about the second season of Future Man on People Now at 12pm.
  • The Cast of Schitt's Creek - Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid are guests on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) - William will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


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Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

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11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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