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TV News Roundup: Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah to Host 2016 American Music Awards

In today’s TV news roundup, Vivica Fox gets a male revue series on Lifetime, Jay Pharaoh and Gigi Hadid will host the “2016 American Music Awards,” and more. 

CASTING:

Gladys Knight, generally known as the “empress of soul,” will make a special guest appearance on an upcoming episode of the Fox show “Star.” The singer will play herself, a musical idol who works in the salon of Queen Latifah’s character Carlotta. “Star” follows three young women who form a girl group with hope of making it big in the music industry. The series will have a special premiere Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9/8c behind “Empire.”

After exiting “SNL”, and scoring a Showtime pilot, Jay Pharoah will pair up with international supermodel Gigi Hadid to host the “2016 American Music Awards” on ABC. Hadid has already had a taste of hosting after she presented the Much Music Video Awards in June 2016, and the duo join a cast list for the show which includes Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd. The “American Music Awards” airs Sunday, November 20 at 8/7c.

DATES:

Lifetime’s exotic male revue show “Vivica’s Black Magic,” hosted by Vivica A. Fox, is set to premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 10/9c. Fox will select a group of eight men, based on their six-packs and dance moves, to assemble a show with the ultimate goal of making it onto the Las Vegas strip.

Amazon will debut several new kid-centric holiday specials on Nov. 25. ” If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie,” “Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day,” and “An American Girl Story—Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas” will join existing holiday episodes from “Creative Galaxy” and “Tumble Leaf.”

Cop docuseries “Nightwatch” will return to A&E for a third season on Dec. 1 at 9/8c. Season 3 of the series, which follows members of the New Orleans Police Department on the overnight shift, will consist of 10 episodes.

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