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TV News Roundup: ‘Salem’ Sets Season 3 Premiere Date; Netflix Releases ‘Grace & Frankie’ Trailer

In Tuesday’s news round-up, “Scream Queens” star Keke Palmer is being presented with the NAB Television Chairman’s Award. Plus, WGN America has announced the Season 3 return of “Salem” and Netflix has released a trailer for Season 2 of “Grace and Frankie”. . . 


WGN America  has set a Halloween week premiere date for Season 3 of its supernatural drama “Salem,” and released a 30-second teaser trailer for the upcoming season.  Marilyn Manson will guest star as multitasking barber-surgeon Thomas Dinley in Season 3, which also stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe.


“Scream Queens” actress Keke Palmer will be honored with the NAB Television Chairman’s Award at the NAB Show Television Luncheon on April 18.

Since her breakout role in the 2006 drama “Akeelah and the Bee,” Palmer has starred in the hit Nickelodeon series “True Jackson, VP,” performed as the first African American Cinderella on Broadway and lent her voice to a recurring “Ice Age” character. This past year she appeared as Marty in Fox’s live musical broadcast of “Grease Live!” and in the network’s hit horror-comedy “Scream Queens” as Zayday Williams — a role she’ll reprise in the series’ sophomore season. Also a recording artist, Palmer is coming off the heels of releasing the first single from her upcoming album.


Netflix released the Season 2 trailer for its original series “Grace and Frankie” via the show’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages Tuesday. Starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the comedy follows two women who develop an unlikely friendship in the wake of their husbands leaving them for each other.

As well as seeing Frankie getting scolded by a cop for driving with an expired license and stalking a prospective boyfriend at the farmer’s market, the Season 2 teaser previews the female duo embracing their status as single women and becoming reacquainted with dating.


Angela Kinsey and Steve Little have been cast in YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger-Evans’ Netflix comedy “Haters Back Off.” The pair will star as the mother and uncle of Ballinger-Evans’ Miranda Sings, one of the Web star’s most beloved characters. The eight-episode comedy will follow failure-prone Miranda, a talentless aspiring performer, and her unsurprisingly odd family. Ballinger-Evans revealed the casting news on her YouTube channel.


In the wake of its recent rebrand, Pop has announced a series of promotions. The CBS-owned cabler’s appointments include Nicole Sabatini as executive VP, marketing; Michelle Habel as senior VP, business and legal affairs; Michael Rissetto as senior VP, ad sales pricing and planning; and Hillary Povar as VP, communications.

Warner Bros. TV marketing chief Lisa Gregorian has been tapped to head the jury for the PromaxBDA North America Awards honoring TV promotion, marketing and design efforts. Gregorian will lead the 24-member panel that will judge the submissions later this month. Winners will be presented June 16 at the close of PromaxBDA’s annual three-day conference in New York.

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