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TV News Roundup: ’89 Blocks’ Set to Kick Off Fox Sports Films ‘Magnify’ Series

In today’s roundup, Fox Sports announces a LeBron James-produced documentary for its new ‘Magnify‘ series, ABC sets an all-athletes edition of “Dancing with the Stars,” and more.


The first film in Fox Sports’ new “Magnify” series of feature-length documentaries will be “89 Blocks,” executive produced by Sports Illustrated with Uninterrupted‘s LeBron James and Maverick Carter. The doc, directed by Emmy winner Josh Oshinsky, tells the story of the East St. Louis High School Flyers, a football team in an at-risk Illinois community, and their challenges and triumphs during the 2016 season. It will premiere Sunday, Nov. 26 on Fox; watch the trailer below. Fox Sports will feature live regional NFL coverage this Sunday at 1:00 PM ET and 4:05 PM ET with NFL broadcasts available in both competing teams’ home markets, plus several additional cities. Viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 1:00 PM ET can watch ’89 Blocks’ at 4:30 PM ET; viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 4:05 PM ET can watch the doc at 2:30 PM ET.

Netflix has released the trailer for its original film “El Camino Christmas” which will launch globally on Friday, Dec. 8 at 12:01 AM PT. Directed by David Talbert, “El Camino Christmas” stars Tim Allen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Luke Grimes, Dax Shepard, Jessica Alba, Kurtwood Smith, and Michelle Mylett. It follows Eric Roth (Grimes) as his search to find the father he never knew leads him to a remote desert town. There, law enforcement mistake him for a drug dealer and pin him down in a liquor store on Christmas Even along with five other lost souls, including his father.


ABC will premiere a special all-athletes edition of “Dancing with the Stars” in spring 2018. Ten athletes from different areas of the sports world will team up with the show’s professional dancers on ballroom floor to compete for the Mirrorball trophy. The show will broadcast live.

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