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TV News Roundup: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Sets Chapter 2 Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, “Star Trek: Discovery” announces the premiere of the second half of Season 1 and Anthony Anderson will return to host the 49th NAACP Image Awards.


“Star Trek: Discovery” will return to CBS  All Access for the second chapter of Season 1 on Jan. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET, beginning with episode 10, “Despite Yourself.” Following the premiere, new episodes will be available weekly and the season will conclude on Feb. 11. The chapter one finale of Season 1 will air this Sunday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Season 3 of the TBS comedy “The Detour” will premiere on Jan. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The third season finds the Parker family on the run in Alaska when the find a community of misfits and decide to try to rebuild their lives. “The Detour” was created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee.

MTV announced that Season 10 of “Ridiculousness” and Season 1 of “Awesomeness” will premiere on Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT respectively.  “Ridiculousness” is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek, Jeff Tremaine, Shane Nickerson and Christian Duguay. “Ridiculousness” is produced by Gorilla Flicks and Superjacket. “Amazingness” is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek, Shane Nickerson and Blake Levin for Superjacket. Paul Ricci is executive producer for MTV.


SyFy has announced the cast of its new show “Deadly Class.” Based upon the graphic novels by Rick Remender, the series will follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins set in the middle of the ’80s counterculture. Benedict Wong, Lana Condor, Benjamin Wadsworth, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Luke Tennie, Liam James, and Michael Duvall will be series regulars. Henry Rollins, Taylor Hickson, Siobhan Williams, Jack Gillett , Sean Depner, and Ryan Robbins  have been cast as recurring characters.


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and TV One announced the Anthony Anderson will return to host the 49th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP Image Awards is a multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.The two-hour special will air on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Jan. 15,  and will also include a live broadcast of the red carpet.


Catherine Balsam-Schwaber has been named General Manager of Craftsy,  NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment‘s preeminent online destination for passionate makers to learn, create and share. Balsam-Schwaber began her career as a Staff Assistant in the Clinton White House, which led to her position as the Technical Assistant on Rob Reiner’s film The American President. She holds a Masters of Business from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She has previously served as Chief Content Officer for Mattel; Senior Vice President at the NBCUniversal Content Innovation Agency; and held executive and management roles with iVillage, MTV Networks, and Time Warner. Balsam-Schwaber will lead integrated strategy, marketing, communications and business development. Balsam-Schwaber will have a concentrated focus on the future growth of vertical and emerging markets and will work closely across all NBCUniversal businesses to leverage synergies and galvanize resources. She will report to CEO John Levisay and will be based in Craftsy’s headquarters in Denver, CO.


HBO announced that all eight “Harry Potter” films will be available on HBO and for streaming on HBO GO and HBO NOW, in addition to HBO On Demand and affiliate portals. beginning Jan. 1. The eight films will join the prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which is already available for streaming on HBO, marking the first time that all nine films set in J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world will be available and will air on a single network. A kick-off marathon of the films will air on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 starting at 9 a.m. ET/PT on HBO with the final film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” ending in the early morning of Jan. 2. Following the marathon, HBO Family will air one film each night starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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