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TV News Roundup: HBO’s ‘Divorce,’ ‘Crashing’ Set Season 2 Premiere Dates

In today’s roundup, HBO announces the premiere date for Season 2 of both “Divorce” and “Crashing,” Guy Sheppard joins the executive team of ABC Studios International, and more. 

PREMIERE DATES

Two HBO comedies, “Divorce” and “Crashing,” will return with back-to-back season premieres Sunday, Jan. 14, beginning at 10 p.m. The eight-episode Season 2 of “Divorce” will center around Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church) as they rebuild their lives from the aftermath of their separation. Immediately following, Season 2 of creator and star Pete Holmes’ “Crashing” will premiere at 10:30 p.m. The premiere will focus on Pete as he converses with an enlightening atheist and spends a debauched night in New York, the start of an eight-episode season that will have the protagonist questioning his faith and finding his voice.

Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration” will premiere Friday, Nov. 24 in the DisneyNOW app and Friday, Dec. 1 at 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST on Disney Channel, the network has announced. “Raven’s Home” stars Raven-Symoné and Issac Ryan Brown will host the show, featuring performances by Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson (“Descendants 2”), Asher Angel (“Andi Mack”), and Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly (“Zombies”). Also on the special event, “Descendants 2” star Booboo Stewart will take viewers on an exclusive tour of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (scheduled to open September 2018), and three families from across the country will be spotlighted for their philanthropic contributions to their communities.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Guy Sheppard has joined ABC Studios International as head of business affairs. Based in London, he will lead the company’s business affairs and deal-making functions. With his team, Sheppard will negotiate and manage all business deals in connection with ABCSI’s development and production activities, such as engaging above-the-line talent, negotiating co-production arrangements, overseeing the licensing of ABCSI content across all platforms, and providing strategic support for ABCSI’s business expansion. Sheppard worked previously at NBCUniversal International Studios as senior vice president of business, commercial and legal affairs.

STUDIES

CableTV.com has released its second annual report on each state’s favorite reality show. CBS‘s “Hunted” and ABC‘s “Bachelor in Paradise” were the only standouts this year; last year, “Hoarders” and “Project Runway” were the big winners, with “Shark Tank,” “The Apprentice,” and “The Bachelor” following close behind. Compared to the 2016 data, the 2017 data includes a wider range of shows. View the full report here.

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