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TV News Roundup: Showtime Releases First Trailer for Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ (Watch)

In today’s roundup, Showtime releases the full trailer and official poster art for Lena Waithe‘s new drama “The Chi,” Netflix shares the trailer for Season 2 of “Frontier”–its original series starring Jason Momoa–and more.

FIRST LOOKS

Showtime has released the full trailer and official poster art for “The Chi,” its new drama series created by Lena Waithe. Executive produced by Waithe, Common, and Elwood Reid (who also serves as showrunner), “The Chi” focuses on the human stories behind the sensationalized headlines surrounding the South Side of Chicago. The series premieres on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m.

The trailer for Season 2 of the Netflix orginial series “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa, has been released. All episodes will be available to stream on Friday, Nov. 24. The second season sees the frontier expanding with new views and new players joining the quest for power and wealth, driving everyone to either welcome unknown alliances or arm themselves against the unknown.

PREMIERE DATES

NBC has set the premiere dates for two midseason dramas. Debuting Monday, Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. after the spring cycle premiere of “The Voice,” Jenna Bans’s “Good Girls” stars Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman. From Jason Katims comes “Rise,” which will premiere a preview episode on Tueday, March 13, at 10 p.m., immediately following the Season 2 finale of “This Is Us.” “Rise,” whose stars include Josh Radnor, Auli’i Cravalho, and Damon J. Gillespie, will move to its regular 9 p.m. time slot the following Tuesday, March 20.

The CW‘s new superhero series “Black Lightning” will debut its one-hour pilot episode Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow,” whose time slot “Black Lightning” is taking, will return with new episodes on a different night and time in February. The premiere will introduce Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a father, principal, and retired superhero with the power to harness and control electricity who puts on his Black Lightning mask for the first time in nearly a decade to save his endangered community and family.

Bravo Media will bring back “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for its eighth season on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. with two additional cast members, new housewife Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and friend Camille Grammer. The newest housewife runs a fitness and nutrition accountability business with a draconian ethos. Meanwhile, Grammer, a friend of housewife Lisa Rinna’s, returns with a fresh perspective on life.

Lifetime has announced the premiere dates for three upcoming feature movies. Oscar-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro directs Catherine Zeta-Jones as Griselda Blanco, the real woman who ran the American cocaine trade, in “Cocaine Godmother” premiering Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. “Faith Under Fire” debuts Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., telling the true story of a bookkeeper (Toni Braxton) who prevented a school shooting. On Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m., “The Simone Biles Story” will make its premiere starring Jeanté Godlock as the successful gymnast. “Faith Under Fire” and “The Simone Biles Story” will also simulcast on Lifetime and Lifetime Movies. View the full trailer for the newly released trailer of “Cocaine Godmother” below.

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