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In today’s roundup, National Geographic announces the cast for Season 2 of “Genius” and Comedy Central announces three holiday specials.

CASTING

National Goegraphic has announced new and returning cast members for its anthology show “Genius.” Samantha Colley, T.R. KnightSeth Gabel, and Johnny Flynn are set to return. Alex Rich, Clémence Poésy, Sebastian RocheRobert Sheehan , Poppy Delevingne, and Aisling Franciosi  are new additions to the series which will focus on the life of Pablo Picasso. Antonio Banderas will play Picasso later in his life while Rich will play him when he was younger.

Josh Stamberg, Jake Etheridge Rainee Lyleson, Nic Luken, and Dylan Arnold have been cast as recurring cast members for CMT‘s “Nashville.” “Nashville” is currently filming its sixth season and will air in January 2018 on CMT and Hulu. The show is produced by Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment.

 

 

SPECIALS

Comedy Central has announced new holiday specials from “Drunk History,” “The President Show,” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” “I Came Up with Christmas: A President Show Christmas” will feature The 45th President of the United States (played by “The President Show” creator Anthony Atamanuik) alongside the Vice President (played by Peter Grosz) as they celebrate the holiday with a cavalcade of friends old and new in a night of comedy, music, jingle bells, and dog whistles. The hour-long holiday special debuts Nov. 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The ” Drunk History Christmas Special,” creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner bring to life iconic holiday scenes like George Washington crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day. The special will premiere Nov. 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. “The Daily Show’s The Yearly Show 2017” year-end special will be hosted by Trevor Noah and will
feature The Best F#@king News Team. The special premieres on Dec. 18 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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