TV News Roundup: ‘MasterChef’ Season 7 Premiere Date, New ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Trailer

Netflix has released the final trailer for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s” second season, and Fox has set a premiere date for”MasterChef’s” seventh season, in today’s TV news round-up . . .


Netflix‘s final trailer for Season 2 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” features the titular character finalizing her efforts to “Kimmy-ify” New York City through vibrant color revamps — and doing so with great enthusiasm, of course.

The trailer marks the 11th for “Kimmy’s” second season; the sophomore run of the Emmy-nominated sitcom has been promoted with the release of 10 previous trailers, each customized to a different social-media platform.

Season 2 will pick up shortly after the conclusion of the first season with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) in job search mode, Titus (Tituss Burgess) dealing with the appearance of his ex-wife and Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) rediscovering her roots. All 13 episodes will premiere on Netflix on April 15.


Fox has set a June 1 premiere date for “MasterChef” Season 7. This season’s guest judges include celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Aarón Sánchez, Edward Lee, Kevin Sbraga and Richard Blais.

E! will premiere its new reality series “Famously Single” on June 14. The series will profile the romantic lives of eight celebrities, who will be placed under one roof and undergo relationship rehab. Cast members include “Jersey Shore’s” Pauly D, “The Bachelorette’s” Josh Murray, recording artist Aubrey O’Day and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'” Brandi Glanville.

The 29th season of PBS‘ documentary film program “POV” will debut on May 23. This season will offer glimpses into the psychological struggles of returning veterans, a community of sex offenders’ efforts to reintegrate into society, the origin of sake and Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated “The Look of Silence.” PBS will air installments of this season through Oct. 31 with plans to present two prime-time specials in 2017.


Investigation Discovery has greenlit “I Am Homicide,” an original docu-series that will showcase Charlotte, N.C.-based homicide detective Garry McFadden’s impassioned commitment to protecting the community.

“I Am Homicide” is produced for Investigation Discovery by Blackfin.  Exec producers for Blackfin include Geno McDermott, Alexa Conway and Patrick Conway. Diana Sperrazza is exec producing for Investigation Discovery.


The 2016 TV Land Icon Awards will honor legendary TV writer Norman Lear with the Impact Icon Award and Emmy-nominated actor John Stamos with the Timeless Icon Award. George Lopez is set to host the awards event, which will air April 10. Seth MacFarlaneLori LoughlinRita Moreno and the Beach Boys, who will be performing a tribute to Stamos, are also scheduled to appear.

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