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TV News Roundup: Betty White to Guest Star on ‘Young & Hungry’

In today’s TV news roundup, comedy legend Betty White will guest star on “Young and Hungry,” E! sets a date for its new docuseries “So Cosmo,” and more. 

 

CASTING 

Betty White will guest star on an upcoming episode of Freeform’s “Young & Hungry.” White will play Ms. Wilson, an advice-dispensing neighbor whom Gabi (Emily Osment) happens to meet after a misunderstanding with Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), in the episode that will air in 2017.

RENEWALS

“School of Rock” has been renewed for a third season at NickelodeonVariety has confirmed. The kids’ cabler picked up the show with a mega 20-episode order. Based off of the 2003 Paramount movie that starred Jack Black, the series hails from Paramount TV.

DATES 

Animal Planet‘s newest series “The Guardians” will premiere on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. The docuseries follows Guardians of Rescue founder and president Rob Misseri and his dynamic team that includes former FBI investigators, military personnel, and even former convicts and gang members — all of whom are united by their common passion of animal advocacy.

E!‘s new docuseries “So Cosmo” is set to premiere Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The series tracks the daily lives of some of Cosmopolitan magazine’s staff, whose experiences influence the pages of Cosmo. They’re led by Joanna Coles, the exacting chief content officer of Hearst Magazines (and former Cosmo editor-in-chief). E! will also introduce the cast in a special, “So Cosmo: Preview Special,” on Dec. 20 at 8 p.m.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

High Noon Entertainment has promoted several executives. Scott Feeley has been elevated to senior vice president of programming and development, and Jon Khoshafian to vice president of creative and business affairs. Feeley will continue to work alongside CEO Jim Berger, helping to oversee both development and current series in his expanded role. He will also be tasked with generating new character-driven docuseries, as well as managing High Noon’s development team. Khoshafian will lead the Los Angeles development team alongside Denver-based VP of development Katie Neff. The company also upped Julia Plant, Mary-Catherine Parent, and Abby Spudich to development manager. High Noon recently taped the 200th episode of TLC’s “Cake Boss” and premiered “Ayesha’s Homemade” on Food Network.

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