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TV News Roundup: Showtime Offering ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 3 Preview, ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Adds Joe Zee

Showtime is offering subscribers and non-subscribers a preview of “Penny Dreadful’s” Season 3 premiere. Also in today’s news roundup, Eli Roth is returning to Shark Week to host “Shark After Dark” and “Sharktacular.”  

SNEAK PEEK:

Ahead of the series’ May 1 premiere date, Showtime is offering viewers an early sampling of “Penny Dreadful” Season 3.

Beginning Monday, both Showtime and non-Showtime subscribing fans of the psycho-thriller series can watch the Season 3 premiere episode via YouTube, Facebook, Sho.com, iTunes, Amazon and Hulu, among other platforms. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, the Victorian England-set series will return for its third season with the addition of Shazad Latif, Wes Studi, and Patti LuPone as series regulars.

TV SPECIALS:

For the second year in a row, Eli Roth will host Shark Week‘s late-night talk show “Shark After Dark.” For five consecutive nights during the week-long Discovery Channel event, the actor-producer will offer viewers sneak peeks of the following day’s shark-centric programming and sit down with various celebrity guests and shark fanatics.

The “Hostel” writer-director will also return to his hosting gig on the hour-long countdown special “Sharktacular,” where he’ll spotlight past Shark Week all-stars, introduce fan-submitted videos and offer previews of exciting moments from the coming week.

Shark Week 2016 kicks off June 26 on Discovery, with “Shark After Dark” airing June 26-30.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:

Entertainment Tonight is ramping up their fashion coverage with the addition of Joe Zee who joins the entertainment news show throughout May.

The fashion expert and TV personality will have a weekly Friday wrap up segment called “Do’s, Don’ts & Do-Overs” with Nancy O’Dell, beginning Friday, April 29, in which he breaks down the week’s best and worst celebrity looks and reveals the tricks of the trade of the fashion world. Zee — who co-hosts the syndicated talk show “FabLife” and is editor in-chief and executive creative officer for Yaho Style — will also cover the Met Gala on May 2 in New York City for “ET.”

“After working with Joe Zee for all of our awards coverage, we wanted more and so did our audience,” said “ET” exec producer Brad Bessey. “Every week we will be bringing our global audience comprehensive fashion coverage with Joe Zee’s expertise, humor and practical ‘what it means to the viewer’ POV.”

 Zee added, “Throughout my career, I have always embraced sharing my fashion knowledge and experiences with the public and by joining a powerhouse like ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ I am excited to reach a whole new audience across the country…and the world.”

EXECUTIVE NEWS:

CBS Television Network‘s Kurt Davis has been promoted to executive VP of affiliate relations. Prior to the appointment, Davis served as the VP of news services for CBS News. A respected journalist and news exec, his past experience includes a 10-year post as the executive news director of CBS’ San Antonio affiliate as well as long-term editorial and news-related positions in other large news markets such as Atlanta, New Orleans and Dallas.

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