×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV News Roundup: Niecy Nash Joins ‘Masters of Sex,’ Netflix Bows ‘Stranger Things’ Trailer

Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming project “Stranger Things” and the streaming service announced the premiere of an original docu-series taking fans behind the scenes of the road to the NFL in today’s TV Roundup.

FIRST LOOK

Netflix has released the first trailer for its highly-anticipated series Stranger Things,” which will debut on July 15 in all territories where Netflix is available.

Set in Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, “Stranger Things” chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

DATES

Netflix will premiere an original six-part documentary series, “Last Chance U,” on July 29 to members worldwide. Directed by Greg Whiteley, “Last Chance U” will follow a group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. The football players are the latest recruits to East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), an undefeated team with three National Championships under their belt in the last four years. Under Coach Buddy Stephens, EMCC graduates more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four year universities, and nine of his former players currently play in the NFL.

CASTING

Niecy Nash and Betty Gilpin will guest star on the fourth season of Showtime’s Masters of Sex.  Nash, who will appear in a multi-episode arc, plays Louise Bell, a local AA-chairperson running Masters’ (Michael Sheen) court-ordered daily meetings.  Gilpin, who will also appear in a multi-episode arc, will play Nancy, a former medical student of Barton’s (Beau Bridges), who partners with Masters, adding a second MD to the practice.  Production on Season 4 recently began in Los Angeles and will premiere Sunday, September 11 at 10 p.m.

AWARDS

Bruce Campbell is campaigning to make the Emmys groovy again. Starz released a series of “Ash for Emmys” videos Thursday morning as part of their FYC campaign for “Ash vs. Evil Dead.” The videos feature Campbell pitching himself for an Emmy with a few Ash-approved campaign slogans including “He Doesn’t Suck” and “Vote for Bruce Campbell Because I F—ing Said So,” among others.

EXECUTIVES

Talpa Media USA has announced Jennifer Danska as its new Senior Vice President, Programming & Development. Danska joins Talpa from Ellen Rakieten Entertainment at Critical Content (formally Relativity Television) where she most recently served as SVP of Development. Talpa also promoted Monica Stock to Senior Vice President, Production and ReBecca Crawford to Vice President, Current Programming & Development. The announcement was made today by Jay Bienstock, CEO of Talpa Media USA.

More TV

  • A.P. BIO -- "Melvin" Episode 208

    'AP Bio' Canceled After Two Seasons at NBC

    “AP Bio” has been canceled at NBC. Series creator Mike O’Brien shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing that “This has been my favorite project of my life.” In the single-camera comedy, Glenn Howerton portrayed a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar who lost out on his dream job and was forced to return to Toledo, [...]

  • James Holzhauer $2 million

    'Jeopardy!' Champion James Holzhauer Hits $2 Million Winnings Milestone

    This current “Jeopardy!” player has just won over $2 million on the popular game show. Who is James Holzhauer? The 34 year old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has hit a “Jeopardy!” milestone by becoming only the second person in the show’s history to win over $2 million in regular season play. Holzhauer won [...]

  • Kanye West Shares a Memory of

    Kanye West Shares a Touching Memory of His Mother in Letterman Interview

    In a preview of David Letterman’s interview with Kanye West, which begins streaming next Friday, May 31, the musician’s wife Kim Kardashian West, tweeted a clip of him sharing a touching memory of his mother, Donda, who died in 2007 after a surgical procedure. While his wife looks on smiling, West answers Letterman’s question about [...]

  • CNN Lays Off Some Health Journalism

    CNN Lays Off Some Health Journalism Staffers

    CNN has laid off a handful of staffers from its health-journalism unit after deciding to place its health, climate and Southeastern newsgathering operations under a single aegis. ” As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content