The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles)
announced that Aziz Ansari will be the recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence In Comedy, which “recognizes talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.” Ansari will receive the award at this year’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Amazon announced that “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” will premiere on Nov. 29 exclusively on Prime Video. Starring Rachel Brosnahan, the show follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a woman in 1950s New York who has everything she wants but discovers that she has a knack for stand up comedy. The series is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino and also stars Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, and Marin Hinkle.
“Chicago Med” will return to NBC on Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. The show features a team of hostpital staff members confronting Chicago’s most critical medical cases and challenging ethical dilemmas with courage, compassion and state-of-the-art treatment in a program that combines “ripped-from-the-headlines” cases with the personal drama of its characters. “Chicago Med” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment and Dick Wolf, Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Derek Haas, Michael Waxman, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.
USA released a clip from season 3 of “Mr. Robot” ahead of Wednesday’s premiere.
NBC Entertainment has hired Tomii Crump as the newly created position of vice president of talent relations for first-run syndication and the alternative and reality group. In this role, Crump will oversee talent and casting for syndicated shows including “Harry” and ”Access Hollywood Live,” as well as for alternative shows such as the upcoming “The Awesome Show.” Before working for NBC, Crump served as primetime casting executive for the Disney ABC Television Group, covering scripted shows for both ABC Television Network and ABC Studios. Crump also served as vice president of talent development and casting for new and existing daytime shows including “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” “The Chew,” and Tyra Presents “FABLife.”