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TV News Roundup: Jane Lynch to Host People’s Choice; Barbara Walters Sets Nov. TV Return

“Key and Peele’s” Keegan-Michael Key will lend his voice to a Disney Junior toon, and Jane Lynch will host the People’s Choice Awards. Also in today’s TV news roundup: Barbara Walter’s Investigation Discovery series gets a premiere date . . .

Casting News:

Keegan-Michael Key will be among the guest voice actors on Disney Junior’s animated Western series “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West,” the kids’ cabler announced Tuesday. Rockers Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins will also lend their voices to the show, in addition to Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Chris Isaak, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, who will reprise his role as the Milk Bandit.

The series, in which Mandy Moore stars as the lead voice actor, is the first Western for preschoolers, following a kitty sheriff named Callie (Moore) and her deputy woodpecker, Peck (voiced by “High School Musical” alum Lucas Grabeel).

Premiere Dates:

Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals” premieres at 10 p.m. Nov. 2 on Investigation Discovery. The nine hour-long episodes, which are produced by ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions, will cover true-crime stories that dominated national headlines. The first episode chronicles the JonBenét Ramsey murder. Other episodes include an interview with Kato Kaelin about the O.J. Simpson case and Walters’ own experience with the Menendez brothers case.

Hosting News:

Jane Lynch will host the 2016 People’s Choice Awards, which will be held on Jan. 6 next year, live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown L.A. The awards show, broadcast on CBS, will welcome the “Glee” alum and “Hollywood Game Night” emcee to center stage the month before her new comedy “Angel From Hell” premieres on the network in February.

“As a people myself, I’m thrilled to take on hosting duties of the only awards show that celebrates the choice of the people!” said Lynch, who has been nominated for four People’s Choice Awards and won for favorite TV comedy actress in 2011.

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