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TV News Roundup: Drew Barrymore to Guest Star on Bravo’s ‘Odd Mom Out’ & More

Odd Mom Out’s” Season 2 guest stars include Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner. Also in today’s TV news roundup, Netflix has set premiere dates for the second season of “Marco Polo” and its new British historical drama “The Crown.”

CASTING:

Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner will guest star on Season 2 of Jill Kargman’s Bravo series “Odd Mom Out.”

The scripted comedy is based on Kargman’s novel “Momzillas,” which critiques New York’s outrageous Upper East Side ecosystem. Barrymore will play Jill (Kargman) and Andy’s (Andy Buckley) rude neighbor Meredith, and Danner will star as Jill’s mother, Sarah Kaplan.

“Odd Mom Out’s” sophomore season will see Jill attempting to reboot her career and Andy struggling to assume the Mr. Mom role in her absence. The new episodes premiere on June 20.

“The Americans” actress Annet Mahendru has been cast in a recurring role on “Tyrant.” Mahendru will play Nafisa Al-Qadi, the wife of Ma’an’s spiritual and political leader Sheik. The Middle East-set political drama returns to FX with a 10-episode third season this summer.

Season 4 of Sundance TV’s “Rectify” will premiere with two new cast members: Scott Lawrence (“Avatar”) and Nathan Darrow (“House of Cards,” “Gotham”). Lawrence will play Avery, the leader of Daniel’s halfway house and Darrow will star as Billy, an old classmate of Amantha’s who helps her rediscover her youth.  Starring Aden Young and Abigail Spencer, the hour-long drama centers on a man who’s exonerated from Georgia’s death row after spending 19 years in prison. The fourth season premieres April 11.

DIGITAL SERIES:

Bravo has set an April 18 premiere date for “Going Off the Menu,” its first standalone digital series. The series will follow food documentarian Liza De Guia and chef Russell Jackson as they traipse around Los Angeles in search of the city’s best underground and exclusive dining experiences. The pair’s six-episode foodie mission will include guest appearances from “Orange is the New Black’s” Lea DeLaria and “Underground” actress Amirah Vann, among others.

GUEST APPEARANCES:

President Obama will guest star on Science Channel’s DNews segments every night this week, beginning April 11 at 9 p.m. Celebrated by the science community for his support of STEM research, the President will present all five of this week’s science news segments, which typically cover innovations in the public health, space, and technology fields.

PREMIERE DATES:

Season 2 of “Marco Polo” will premiere July 1 on Netflix.  The series is based in 13th century Mongol Empire and stars Lorenzo Richelmy as the titular explorer. Michelle Yeoh, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu and Olivia Cheng also star.

Netflix will premiere its new 10-episode historical drama, “The Crown,” on Nov. 4. Based on Peter Morgan’s award-winning stage production “The Audience,” the series will spotlight the personal affairs, romances and political rivalries that defined Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign. Claire Foy will play the Queen, with Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby and Dame Eileen Atkins also starring.  Stephen Daldry (“The Reader,” “The Hours”) will direct.

Watch a first-look trailer of the British series below:

FIRST LOOK:

Netflix released a cast photo of its first French language original series “Marseille.

Premiering on May 5, the dramedy stars Gerard Depardieu as Robert Taro, the city’s mayor for the last twenty years, and Benoît Magimel as Taro’s successor. Géraldine Pailhas, Nadia Farès, Stéphane Caillard, Jean-René Privat, Guillaume Arnault, Hedi Bouchenafa, Carolina Jurczak, and Nassim Si Ahmed also star in “Marseille,” which is written by Dan Franck.

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