Thursday, May 16, 2024

Netflix Upfront 2024; Hulu's Only Murders in the Building Returns for Season 4 in August

Will Ferrell

At Netflix's second Upfront presentation to advertisers, the message was clear: When you advertise with Netflix, you can reach the most engaged audience in the world. Netflix announced new series, including witty comedies like GOLF, starring Will Ferrell and executive produced by Ramy Youssef and Rian Johnson, and Running Point, starring Kate Hudson and executive produced by Mindy Kaling.

Two new dramas will also be coming to Netflix: The Waterfront from Kevin Williamson, an adult family drama set in a small coastal town with twists and turns inspired by true events, and a contemporary cowboy saga starring Tim McGraw. And, they announced that the critically acclaimed series 3 Body Problem will also be back for all new episodes. For sports fans, Netflix highlighted multiple new shows, including a new documentary series following the story of Jerry Jones and the 1990s Dallas Cowboys, and three series in partnership with the International Olympic Committee: Simone Biles: Rising which will follow the comeback of the greatest gymnast ever, a show spotlighting men's basketball teams from around the world as they compete for medals, and Sprint, tracking the 100-meter sprinters.

New films announced include Happy Gilmore 2 starring Adam Sandler, The Woman in Cabin 10 based on the bestselling novel of the same name and starring Keira Knightley, and a new film from Academy Award(R) winner Kathryn Bigelow. And the NFL is coming to Netflix. That's right, Netflix will be the global home of the NFL's two Christmas Day marquee games this year. And we'll be streaming at least one Christmas Day game in 2025 and 2026.

Upcoming 2024 Slate Highlights:

Returning Favorites
Arcane S2 - Award winning animated series
Cobra Kai S6 - Critics' Choice award winning action comedy series
The Diplomat S2 - Golden Globe nominated drama series
Emily in Paris S4 - Emmy nominated romantic comedy-drama series
Heartstopper S3 - BAFTA nominated coming-of-age series
Mo S2 - Final season of award winning drama series
Outer Banks S4 - People's Choice award winning drama series
Squid Game S2 - Emmy(R) award winning Korean drama series
Sweet Tooth S3 - Final season of Emmy award winning family drama series
The Umbrella Academy S4 - Final season of Emmy nominated drama series
Unstable S2 - Comedy series starring Rob Lowe
Vikings Valhalla S3 - Historical drama series

New Prestige Dramas
American Primeval - Action-thriller western limited series directed by Pete Berg
Black Doves - Keira Knightley and Ben Whishaw star in spy thriller
Eric - Limited thriller series starring Emmy award winner Benedict Cumberbatch
KAOS - Greek mythology twisted drama starring Jeff Goldblum
The Madness - Conspiracy thriller starring Emmy award winner Colman Domingo
Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story - Second installment of Ryan Murphy's Monster anthology series
The Perfect Couple - Book adaptation of Elin Hilderbrand's New York Times bestseller
Supacell - Superhero series written and directed by Andrew Onwubolu

New Comedy Series
A Classic Spy - Based on the 2020 documentary The Mole Agent, starring Ted Danson
The Decameron - Comedy series from creator and showrunner Kathleen Jordan
No Good Deed - Starring Emmy award-winning actors Lisa Kudrow and Ray Romano
Nobody Wants This - Romantic comedy starring Kristen Bell and Adam Brody
Running Point - Starring Kate Hudson


Only Murders in the Building

Hulu's Emmy Award-winning original comedy series Only Murders in the Building will return for season four on August 27, with new episodes every Tuesday. Check out the new teaser for a first look at the upcoming season! In season four of Only Murders in the Building, Charles, Oliver & Mabel wrestle with the shocking events at the end of season three surrounding Charles' stunt double & friend Sazz Pataki. Questioning whether Sazz or Charles was the intended victim, our trio’s investigation leads them all the way to Los Angeles where a Hollywood studio is readying a film about the Only Murders podcast. As our amateur sleuths race back to New York, they embark on an even more epic journey — traversing their building's courtyard to delve into the twisted lives of the Arconia’s West Tower residents. Starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Michael Cyril Creighton, and special guest stars include Meryl Streep, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eugene Levy, Eva Longoria, Zach Galifianakis, Molly Shannon, Kumail Nanjiani, Melissa McCarthy, Richard Kind, Jane Lynch and more.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Tuesday, May 21

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Tuesday, May 21

  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Catch Pamela on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Rose is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Rash (Community/Help Me Help You/Thanks/Kate Joplin) and Nat Faxon (Loot/HouseBroken/Disenchantment) - Jim and Nat are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - E! News has an interview with Jennifer at 11pm on E!.
  • Michelle Buteau (Survival of the Thickest/Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You/Becker/Ink/Cheers) - Ted is joining Drew and they're chatting about working together on a film in Alaska, his new podcast with Woody Harrelson and celebrating his twenty-ninth wedding anniversary on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Drew is surprised by special guest Chelsea Handler who's joining her and Ross Mathews to cover topics at the news desk like the viral conversation over adults sleeping with stuffed animals on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan is a guest on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Jameela Jamil (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin/The Good Place) - Jameela appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.
  • The Cast of Good Times - Iconic 70s sitcom Good Times turns 50 and cast members Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter are back together on Sherri, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Father Knows Best - The Complete Series Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series

12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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