TV News Roundup: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Sets Hulu Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, Hulu’s “Marvel’s Runaways” gets a premiere date and trailer and “The Fosters” gets a return date on “Freeform.”

DATES

Marvel’s Runaways,” which will premiere the first three episodes of the 10-episode season on Nov. 21, released a new trailer. The show tells the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their evil parents. “Marvel’s Runaways” is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage along with Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Lis Rowinski will produce as well. Marvel’s Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.

The Fosters” will return to Freeform on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m ET. with ten more episodes, leading to the series’ 100th episode. “‘The Fosters’ has never shied away from tackling important social issues like immigration rights, LGBTQ rights and adoption rights,” said Joanna Johnson, executive producer of “The Fosters.” “We will continue to tell those important stories this season for those who too often are not heard.”

Freeform‘s first original Christmas movie “Angry Angel” will premiere on Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. ET as part network’s annual “Countdown to 25 days of Christmas.” The film follows a young woman-turned- angel, Allison Pyke (played by Brenda Song), who is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven. It is directed by Jamie Travis, teleplay by David Iserson, and from executive producers Richard Schwartz and Will Gluck. The two-hour holiday movie also stars Jason Biggs, Ricky Mabe, Andrew Bachelor, and Andy Favreau.

History’s new nonfiction limited series, “The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer” will premiere on Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. ET. This five-part limited series features a team of top investigators and code-breakers working in tandem with a super-computer known as CARMEL, the first of its kind programmed to think like a killer, as they try to crack the killer’s code and open a new investigation into their identity.

CASTING

“Game of Thrones” alum Aidan Gillen has been cast as the the lead in History‘s new 10-episode drama “Blue Book.” Gillen will play Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant astrophysicist, family man, and UFO skeptic that is recruited as the Chief Scientific Advisor to “Project Blue Book,” the top secret United States Air Force’s official investigation into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950’s and ‘60s. Robert Stromberg will direct the first two episodes of the series.

CHARITY

Cedric the Entertainer will host the 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic benefiting the Television Academy Foundation on Oct. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wilshire COuntry Club in Los Angeles. The funds raised will go to the Foundation’s educational programs. Among the stars currently scheduled to attend are Yeardley SmithRay RomanoRobbie Amell, and Jeff Nordling.

 

 

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