In today’s TV news roundup, Spike has set a premiere date for “Caraoke Showdown,” Kelly Clarkson will perform her song from “The Hamilton Mixtape” on Seth Meyers’ New Year’s Eve show, and more.
Spike will premiere its newest series “Caraoke Showdown“ on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10:30 p.m. following a new episode of the network’s hit series “Lip Sync Battle.” Hosted by actor Craig Robinson, the series gives participating car passengers an opportunity to win money by competing in a series karaoke challenges through various rounds. Core Media Group is producing with Robinson serving as executive producer alongside Howie Mandel, Alice Dickens-Koblin, Peter Herschko and Brian Veskosky.
“Alaskan Bush People” will return to Discovery on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. The Brown family returns with new challenges and new strategies of survival as they endure the rough Alaskian landscape. The series is produced in partnership with Park Slope Productions with executive producers Paul Reitano, Terrence Sacchi, and Ian Gelfand.
Investigation Discovery‘s newest series “Murder Chose Me” will premiere Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. Co-produced by Jupiter Entertainment, the series follows homicide detective Rod Demery and his 14-year career working in some of the country’s most chilling investigations, included 250 homicide cases alone. Todd Moss, Erich Sturm and Lorna Thomas all serve as executive producers.
E! Network‘s reality series “Botched” has been renewed for an 18-episode fourth season. Starring plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif, the series returns in spring 2017 to complete the remainder of season three. “Botched” is an Evolution Media production with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Matt Westmore, Dr. Dubrow, Dr. Nassif, Robert Carroll, Louis Boyd, Sarah Kane and Bill Povletich all serving as executive producers.
NBC will air a special New Year’s Eve edition of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in primetime on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Meyers will close out 2016 with appearances by Jennifer Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Leslie Jones, and Kelly Clarkson will perform “It’s Quiet Uptown” from “The Hamilton Mixtape.”
SiriusXM Radio’s RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 will team up with the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to broadcast “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund,” a telethon to raise funds for the victims of the recent fires in the Great Smoky Mountains, the company stated. Scheduled to perform at the event are Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss. The special will be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. on both RFD-TV and Rural Radio.
Curtis Lelash and Tramm Wigzell of Cartoon Network have both been promoted to senior vice president, original series. The duo will co-lead the original series group, where they will expand Cartoon Network’s portfolio of original video and multiplatform programming, as stated by the company. Both will report to Rob Sorcher, Chief Content Officer, in their new roles.
Bravo Media has elevated Quest Marks to vice president, on-air/video creative marketing of the company. Based in Los Angeles, Marks will work closely with Bravo’s social media team to oversee the creative process for Bravo’s social media video content, as well as continue to lead Bravo’s on-air promotion strategy. Marks previously served as senior creative director, on-air promotion for Bravo Media.