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TV News Roundup: Ryan Murphy Fox Drama ‘9-1-1’ Reveals First Trailer (Watch)

In today’s roundup, “The Great American Baking Show” returns to ABC and more stars sign on for HBO’s “Night of Too Many Stars.”

FIRST LOOKS

Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming drama series “9-1-1.” From creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, the new procedural explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. The series is set to debut in January 2018.

DATES

The Great American Baking Show” returns to ABC for three weeks on Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET.  Paul Hollywood of “The Great British Bake Off” joins James Beard Award-winning pastry  chef and cookbook author, Johnny Iuzzini to judge bakers from around the country as they put their best recipes forward to compete in holiday-themed challenges and eliminations all hoping to be named “America’s Best Amateur Baker.”

SPECIALS

J.J. Abrams, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Howie Mandel, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller have been confirmed to present stand-up performances, sketches and short films as additional participants in the “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs.” The benefit program will take place live in New York on Nov. 18 and will also be aired on HBO at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Watch a promo for the event below.

DIGITAL

Urban Movie Channel‘s new show “Minimum Wage,” developed from the original web series “Foodies,” winner of the “New Normal Writing Contest” from Adaptive Studios and Issa Rae and Deniese Davis’ ColorCreative, premieres Oct. 27. The six-episode workplace comedy centers around a struggling Koreatown burger joint forced to make radical changes to keep its doors open. UMC also added the Canadian police drama “19-2” to its lineup this month. 

 

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