Sunday, July 17, 2022

HOTCHKA Daily News - July 17, 2022

Apologies for being absent this past week. We had a very sick kitty to nurse back to health, and he's doing very well!


★Wanda De Jesus will take on a major recurring role in the Paramount+ series reimagining of the classic thriller Fatal Attraction, starring Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson and Amanda Peet.

Indian Matchmaking returns to Netflix for a second season on Wednesday, August 10.

★Pluto TV has launched new free streaming channel, The Judge Judy Channel, and one dedicated to Let's Make a Deal. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! channels are expected to launch August 1.

★New Zealand comedy series Good Grief returns to the US, Canada and UK for a second season. All six episodes will drop on Sundance Now Thursday, August 4, followed by a two-episode premiere on broadcast network IFC Wednesday, August 17.

★The third season of Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere Thursday, August 25 on Paramount+, with new episodes available weekly.

★Cast additions for the sixth season of Netflix's Black Mirror include Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan. No premiere date has been set. The season is expected to contain more episodes than the previous one, which had three, which will be longer and more cinematic.

★Jeff Goldblum will be joining the cast of Netflix comedic reimagining of Greek mythology, Kaos, as vengeaful god Zeus. Goldblum is replacing Hugh Grant who had to exit due to scheduling conflicts. The series will also star Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Killian Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola and Stanley Townsend.

★Hulu will launch a new baking competition, Best in Dough, Monday, September 19 with a three-episode premiere. Three more episodes of the pizza baking competition will drop the following Monday and four the next, with a finale date of October 3. Wells Adams hosts with head judge Chef Daniele Uditi. Chef Millie Peartree, comedian and food influencer Eunji Kim and baker Bryan Ford serving as judges.

★Peacock has ordered a second season of Dr. Death, which is now an anthology series. The season will feature a new medical crime drama, with a new team of producers overseeing production. Season 2's description: Paolo Macchiarini is a charming surgeon, renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname "Miracle Man." When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the "Miracle Man" into question.

★Alfonso Ribeiro will join Tyra Banks as co-host of Dancing With the Stars when it moves to Disney+ for its 31st season. Judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will also return.


★Missy Peregrym will return to CBS drama FBI in the Fall, date to be announced but most likely before the Fall finale, after taking time off for maternity leave.

★Food Network will debut the new series Bobby and Sophie on the Coast August 22. The series will find Bobby and daughter Sophie eating around L.A. and traveling across the California coastline. This marks the first new project for Flay, part of a new three-year deal, since he nearly quit the network after 27 years. The three-part series will also stream on Discovery+.

★The second season of TBS comedy series Chad, starring Nasim Pedrad, will no longer air on the network even though the season has completed production, the latest casualty of the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger. While the network, with sibling TNT, is moving into unscripted territory (Snowpiercer is the last remaining scripted series on either network, and the WBD execs decided it will end with Season 4 which is now in production), the new regime is working with producers to find a new home for the series. A new buyer for the show would also acquire the first season (which is streaming on HBO Max), with the possibility to continue past the second season.

★IFC has announced a roster of guest stars who will be appearing on the 53rd season of Documentary Now! The first round of celebs includes Cate Blanchett, Jamie Demetriou, Trystan Gravelle, Jonathan Pryce, John Rhys-Davies and Harriet Walter, as well as legendary music artist Tom Jones.

★New courtroom show We the People with Judge Lauren Lake has been cleared for broadcast in 95% of the country, including multiple CBS and FOX owned and operated stations, as well as Nexstar, Tegna, Weigel, Sinclair and other station groups. The episodes will also be available on JusticeCentral.TV.

Archer returns for a 13th season Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00 PM on FXX, streaming next day on Hulu.

★An all-new season of Great Chocolate Showdown will premiere on The CW Thursday, August 11 at 9:00 PM.


★Mike Epps and Adam Scott are the latest additions to Sony's Spider-Verse film Madame Web. As per usual, their roles are under wraps for now.

★Neon has announced its David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream with be released globally, outside of Japan, on September 16. It will open in Japan in March 2023. The film will screen in IMAX in select territories.


★Actor and director L.Q. Jones died July 9 at the age of 97. Jones, born Justice Ellis McQueen, made his film debut in the 1955 film Battle Cry, and his last film was 2006's A Prairie Home Companion. Other major film credits include The Naked and the Dead, Flaming Star, Hell Is for Heroes, Major Dundee, Hang 'Em High, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, White Line Fever, Mother, Jugs & Speed, The Beast Within, Lone Wolf McQuade, Casino, The Patriot, The Mask of Zorro and Route 666. TV credits include Cheyenne, Klondike, Death Valley Days, Lassie, Laramie, Perry Mason, Wagon Train, Rawhide, My Favorite Martian, The Big Valley, Hawaii Five-O, The Virginian, The F.B.I., Gunsmoke, Alias Smith and Jones, Cannon, Ironside, Kung Fu, McCloud, CHiPs, Columbo, The Incredible Hulk, Vega$, Charlie's Angels, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Fall Guy, Voyagers!, Matt Houston, The Yellow Rose, The A-Team, and Renegade. Jones also directed and made an uncredited appearance in the sci-fi cult classic A Boy and His Dog. He also directed 1964's The Devil's Bedroom and a 1980 episode of The Incredible Hulk.

★Singer, actor and game show host Adam Wade died July 7 at the age of 87 after a battle with Parkinson's disease. As a singer, Wade was compared to Johnny Mathis with 1961 hits 'Take Good Care of Her', 'The Writing on the Wall' and 'As If I Didn't Know'. Wade once commented he was trying to imitate Nat 'King' Cole, not Mathis so that showed how good his imitating skills were. Wade made his acing debut in an episoce of the 1966 Tarzan TV series. Other TV credits include The F.B.I., Adam-12, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Sanford and Son, Police Woman, Kojak, Good Times, What's Happening!!, The Jeffersons, The Dukes of Hazzard, B.J. and the Bear, Hill Street Blues and Law & Order. He also voiced characters on The Super Globetrotters. Movie credits include Shaft, Claudine, Phantom of the Paradise, Kiss Me Goodbye, and his last credit Drug Affected in 2020. Wade may be best known as the first Black game show host in television history on 1975's Musical Chairs, which taped at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City. His tenure on the show was filled with turmoil as the network received hate mail and some affiliates refused to air the show which led to the show's cancellation despite its popularity. One positive that did come from the show is that Wade met his future wife Jeree on the set and they married in 1989 and had four children.

★Monty Norman, composer of the iconic James Bond theme, died Monday, July 11 at the age of 94 after a short illness. Norman also wrote 'Under the Manfo Tree', which Ursula Andress sings in Dr. No, as well as 'Kingston Calypso' and 'Jump Up'.


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