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TV News Roundup: NFL Star Travis Kelce to Star in E! Dating Show & More

Chrisley Knows Best” is coming back for more this March, and E! has greenlit a new dating series in which NFL star Travis Kelce will search for love, in today’s TV news roundup…

New Series:

E! has ordered eight episodes of new series “Catching Kelce,” a reality dating show centering around Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

The show will feature 50 women, one from each state, who are all invited to Los Angeles to vie for Kelce’s heart. The Pro Bowl select player will spend the series deciding who stays and who goes in order to find love.

“On top of being a well-respected athlete, Travis has a fun-loving, over the top personality that draws people to him, and we are excited to give our viewers an up-close look at his search for love,” said Jeff Olde, EVP of programming and development at E!

Disney XD has ordered a live-action sci-fi comedy series called “Mech-X4” for Fall of 2016.

The series will follow Ryan Walker, played by Nathaniel James Potvin, as a technopath whose ability awakens Mech-X4, a giant robot built to defend the town of Bay City from impending doom.

“This serialized live-action adventure saga is a new genre for Disney XD, and we’ve assembled a dream team in a cast and crew that commands this action-packed series, masterfully blending high-end visual effects with compelling mythology to bring ‘MECH-X4’ to life,” said Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming at Disney Channels Worldwide.

Casting News:

Fox’s two-hour live musical event “The Passion has found its Jesus and Judas.

Jencarlos Canela (“Telenovela”) has been cast as Jesus Christ in the live event, and Chris Daughtry has been cast as the disciple Judas in the show, returning the “American Idol” alum to Fox.

The Passion” is set in the modern day and follows the story of Jesus of Nazareth during the Last Supper and his betrayal by Judas. It airs live on Palm Sunday, March 20.

Premiere Dates:

Season two of Freeform‘s first procedural drama “Stitchers” premieres on March 22. The series follows a young woman named Kirsten Clark, played by Emma Ishta, who uses her ability to hack into the minds of the recently deceased to investigate murders and mysteries.

USA’s Chrisley Knows Best is returning with season four on March 8.

The new season will focus Todd and Julie Chrisley living in an emptier house and not having as much control over their children. The first part of the fourth season will consist of six half-hour episodes.

“This season brings many challenges, emotional turns and (more than you can say grace over) moments of frustration, so tune in to see who survives,” said Todd Chrisley. “Bless my kids’ hearts, eventually they will learn that I’m always one step ahead…”

Executive News:

Caroline Perez has been named vice president of development and production at Science Channel.

“Caroline has spent more than six years at Discovery Communications and she knows the DNA of curiosity, awe and wonder in the many roles she’s had within the company,” said Marc Etkind, Science Channel’s GM. “It’s an exciting time for Science Channel as we revitalize and strengthen the brand, and Caroline’s dedication to developing innovative and imaginative programming is an asset to our growing team.”

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