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TV News Roundup: ‘Colony’ Season 2 Premiere Date, ‘Humans’ Casting on AMC

In today’s TV news roundup, Michael Strahan is producing a series at the NFL Network, plus AMC’s “Humans” has new casting news and USA Network has announced the Season 2 premiere date for “Colony.” Also, the latest trailer for “Outsiders” Season 2 debuts.

CASTING

AMC’s “Humans” has cast a slew of actors for its second season, including Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix”), Sam Palladio (“Nashville”), Marshall Allman (“True Blood”), Sonya Cassidy (“The Paradise”), Letitia Wright (“Cucumber/Banana”) and Bella Dayne. Season 2 is scheduled to air on the network in February 2017.

Journalist John Kelley will host the new comedy game show series “Funny You Should Ask” from producer and CEO of Entertainment Studios Byron Allen. The show, which has yet to announce a premiere date, will feature a panel of comedians who interact with contestants for cash and prizes. “Funny You Should Ask” is produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios.

NEW SERIES

NFL Networks presents the new reality series “Tackle My Ride,” executive produced by Michael Strahan. The series follows co-hosts LaMarr Woodley, former Pro-Bowl linebacker and Demented Customs founder James Torrez as they surprise football fans with the ultimate car makeovers by their NFL hometown heroes, and features appearances by football stars Joe Haden, Cliff Avril and more. “Tackle My Ride” premieres Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.

FIRST LOOK

WGN America has unveiled the newest trailer for the upcoming second season of “Outsiders.” Starring David Morse and Thomas M. Wright, Season 2 once again follows the Farrell clan attempting to unite and take control of their land.

 

DATES

Colony Season 2 will premiere Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 10 p.m. on USA Network. From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”), the series picks up where it left off as alien intelligence resumes control of the near-future Los Angles. “Colony” stars Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Tory Kittles, Peter Jacobson and Amanda Righetti, among others.

HBO will air its special “VICE Special Report: A House Divided” on Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. The special will feature archival news footage and interviews with politicians, policymakers and journalists, as well as interviews with President Barack Obama, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and former Speaker of the House John Boehner, as VICE founder Shane Smith examines the rise of the GOP. “A House Divided” is written and directed by Shane Smith and executive produced Josh Tyrangiel, Jonah Kaplan and Tim Clancy.

ENLIGHTEN US: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray” will premiere Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. on CNN. Presented with limited commercial interruption, the film explores the story of the motivational speaker’s rise and fall, while also examining his attempt to return to the business, following his conviction for negligent homicide in the deaths of three of his clients. “ENLIGHTEN US” is directed by Jenny Carchman and executive produced by Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Amy Entelis and Vinnie Malhotra. Watch the trailer below:

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