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TV News Roundup: Chris Harrison Returns To Host ‘Miss America,’ Netflix Sets Premiere Date for ‘Fearless’

Chris Harrison returns to host “Miss America” for the eighth year, AXS TV announces an all-new movie based on Elvis Presley, and Netflix sets a premiere date for its latest original documentary, “Fearless,” in today’s TV news Roundup. 

CASTING

Chris Harrison will host the “Miss America 2017” competition for the eighth year. Sage Steele, host and commentator for ABC and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown,” will join Harrison as co-host. “Miss America” airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 11, from 9–11 p.m. on ABC.

The Preachers, hosted by John Gray, Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr., Orrick Quick and Dr. Jamal Bryant, debuts today for a three-week preview on select Fox Television Stations. The show has announced its initial lineup of guests that will appear during the show’s first week, including Sherri Shepherd and Nyle DiMarco on July 11, Mo’Nique on July 12, Tichina Arnold and Omarosa on July 13Shaunie O’Neal, Jackie Christie and Malaysia Pargo on July 14, and  Ta’Rhonda Jones, Joy Enriquez, Rodney Jerkins and Heavenly Joy on July 15.

EXECUTIVE 

Joe Glennon has been named EVP, Affiliate Sales Executive at Starz, COO Jeffrey Hirsch announced today. Glennon will oversee all of the network sales activities for the core Starz premium pay TV businesses with multichannel video and digital distributors in the United States.

Fuse Media has named Marc Leonard to the position of Senior Vice President, Content Strategy, it was announced today. Leonard reports to Fuse Media COO Mike Roggero and is based in the company’s New York offices. In this role, Leonard is responsible for managing the company’s linear programming and its multiplatform scheduling strategies for content across its television channels, websites and new mobile app, as well as on-demand and third-party SVOD. He will also oversee and direct Fuse Media’s acquisitions efforts, and will collaborate closely with the company’s music and talent department on the development of new and existing music programming.

DATES

AXS TV has partnered with cult film production company The Asylum to unveil its first-ever made-for-television movie, “Elvis Lives!.” The film, which presents a unique storyline where rock n’ roll icon Elvis Presley never died, will make its debut on Tuesday, August 16, at 9 p.m. in honor of the 39th anniversary of Presley’s death.

Netflix will debut “Fearless,” an original documentary series, on Friday, August 19 to audiences worldwide. “Fearless” follows a group of professional bull riders’ through the PBR’s U.S. riding circuit to the massive Barretos event in the state of São Paulo, and ultimately the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.

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