Friday, June 14, 2024

Paramount+ School Spirits Season 2 Underway; Prime Video Gets Betty la Fea Continuation

School Spirits

Paramount+ announced that production is officially underway for season two of its hit original drama series School Spirits. Coming off a major cliffhanger, the new season will premiere this fall exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Japan. Paramount+ also announced that all series regulars will return for season two and that new recurring guest stars have been added to the cast. School Spirits stars Peyton List as Maddie Nears, Kristian Ventura as Simon Elroy, Spencer MacPherson as Xavier Baxter, Kiara Pichardo as Nicole Herrera, Sarah Yarkin as Rhonda, Nick Pugliese as Charley, Rainbow Wedell as Claire Zomer, Josh Zuckerman, who is now a series regular, as Mr. Martin and Milo Manheim as Wally Clark.

Newcomers this season will include recurring guest stars Jess Gabor (Shameless, Confessional) as Janet Hamilton, Zack Calderon (The Wilds, Afterparty) as Diego Herrera, Miles Elliot (Cooties, The Amazing Spider-Man) as Yuri and Cihang Ma (Presto! School of Magic, Departure) as Quinn. Maria Dizzia, who plays Maddie’s mom, Sandra Nears, will also return as a recurring guest star along with Patrick Gilmore as Mr. Anderson and Ian Tracey as Sheriff Baxter. Picking up from the shocking season one finale, season two finds Maddie Nears (List) still stuck in the afterlife, but now with the knowledge of what happened to her. She must unite her friends in the spectral and living worlds in order to reclaim her stolen life.


Betty la Fea, The Story Continues

Prime Video released the official trailer for Betty la Fea, The Story Continues, the sequel to the Colombian telenovela that inspired ABC's Ugly Betty starring America Ferrera, which will premiere on Friday, July 19 in more than 240 countries. Featuring the on-screen duo from the original series, Ana María Orozco and Jorge Enrique Abello will reprise their roles along with Julián Arango, Natalia Ramírez, Lorna Cepeda, Julio Cesar Herrera, Luces Velásquez, Marcela Posada, Mario Duarte, Sebastián Osorio, Ricardo Vélez, Alberto León Jaramillo, Rodrigo Candamil, Juanita Molina, Zharick León, and Estefania Gómez.

In the new series, a death in Ecomoda forces Betty to reconnect with her former coworkers, as well as with Armando, whom she is still married to but separated. She also reunites with her daughter, Mila, who has been studying fashion in New York and returns with the desire to work in Hugo's workshop. Betty will have to rebuild her relationship with her daughter, while making important decisions that will impact her career, and decide whether to reconcile with Armando, who will do everything to win her back. The series and its storyline are a celebration of female empowerment. When audiences were first introduced to the character of Betty 25 years ago, the definition and perception of beauty was put into question. During its evolution and myriad of adaptations, ‘Betty’ went on to represent the underdog who dared to dream and defy the standards of beauty. The new series highlights the themes that were introduced two decades ago, but with a modern-day twist, including the double-edged sword of ambition, the tumultuous dynamics of relationships, and fighting against adversity. The new ‘Betty’ is back to teach audiences real life-lessons that will entertain and inspire more than ever before.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

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Mind Your Business - "Choices" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Alfonso must make a major career decision while Lucielle's son comes home with a big confession.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Friday, July 19

  • Kumail Nanjiani (Only Murders in the Building/Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Scheer (Black Monday/Fresh Off the Boat/The League) - Watch Paul on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joey King (Bent) - Joey appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Chris Redd (Kenan/Disjointed) - Chris is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) and Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack/In the Motherhood/Notes from the Underbelly) - Brooke and Rachael are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kerry Washington (UnPrisoned) and Delroy Lindo (UnPrisoned) - Kerry and Delroy talk about UnPrisoned on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


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09/24 - Friends - The Complete Series (4K Ultra HD)
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