You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV News Roundup: Amazon Releases Premiere Date, Trailer for Jordan Peele’s Lorena Bobbitt Docu-Series

In today’s TV News Roundup, Amazon sets the release date for upcoming docuseries Lorena.” 


Netflix has released the trailer for the fifth of Grace and Frankie,” which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as  women who became unlikely friends after their husbands left them for each other. In the new season they are dealing with new relationships and trying to get their house back while still navigating their complicated family dynamics. The new season launches Jan. 18.

Variety has obtained an exclusive clip for tonight’s episode of ABC’s “The Kids Are Alright,” featuring guest star Ken Jeong. The show airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Watch the full clip below.


Amazon has announced the premiere of Lorena,” coming to Amazon Prime Video Feb. 15. The four-part Prime Original documentary series will first debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 29. The series is executive produced by Jordan Peele, telling the story of Lorena Bobbitt, the woman who famously sliced off her husband’s penis.

ABC will premiere a new single-camera comedy “Bless This Mess” on April 16 at 9:30 p.m. Following two newlyweds who spontaneously move from New York to rural Nebraska to become farmers, the series unfolds as they realize it’s not so easy living the simple life.


Brian Bosworth (“What Men Want”), Deena Dill (“Conrad & Michelle”), Gino Anthony Pesi (“Shades of Blue”) and Kayla Smith (“Black Lightning”) have signed on for recurring roles in the cast of “Ambitions” on OWN. The series is produced by Will Packer Media in association with Lionsgate and Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury.


TNT’s new true crime series I Am the Night is collaborating with hit podcast “My Favorite Murder” on Jan. 15, on the 72nd anniversary of the Black Dahlia murder. Bringing audiences an exclusive live episode at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, the evening will be hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Jefferson Mays, the actor who plays Dr. Hodel, will be interviewed during the live taping before an exclusive sneak peak is aired of the first episode of “I Am the Night.”


Cartoon Network has announced a new partnership with Microsoft MakeCode and Adafruit  to create tutorials for simple coding projects designed to inspire kids to learn coding. Using software from Microsoft, hardware from Adafruit and Cartoon Network’s loveable list of characters, youngsters can try their hand at programming projects like making an electronic crown or a paper cup lamp.


The premiere of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” handily topped all of its broadcast competition on a Monday dominated by repeats. The NBC series averaged a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.9 million viewers, topping the season premiere of “The Bachelor” (1.5 rating, 5.1 million viewers) in both measures.

More TV

  • NEW YORK, NY – JUNE, 24:

    LGBTQ Stars Honored at Variety’s Power of Pride Celebration

    New York City felt the full power of pride on Monday, as Variety celebrated its inaugural issue devoted to the annual recognition of LGBTQ people worldwide. At an intimate gathering at lower east side Manhattan hotel The Orchid, rooftop bar Mr. Purple hosted Variety’s cover stars and luminaries for cocktails and the unveiling of the [...]

  • WWE

    WWE and PP Sports Extend China Partnership

    WWE and PP Sports have signed a new multi-year agreement that will keep WWE programming airing live in Mandarin in China. In the past three years of the partnership, PP Sports has delivered more than 300 episodes of WWE programming. PP Sports will offer, “Raw,” “Smackdown, and the WWE Network as a subscription VOD service [...]

  • Billy Eichner Power of Pride Variety

    Billy Eichner on Taylor Swift's 'Calm Down' Backlash

    When Taylor Swift released her “You Need to Calm Down” music video, it seemed like every member of the LGBTQ in Hollywood was included — except for Billy Eichner. “I’m still not gay enough for Taylor Swift — or too gay — I don’t know what it is,” Eichner joked at Variety’s Power of Pride [...]


    TV News Roundup: 'Highwire Live in Times Square' Tops Sunday Night Ratings

    In today’s TV news roundup, ABC’s “Highwire Live in Times Square” tops Sunday night ratings, and “Total Bellas” has been renewed for a fifth season. DATES FX will air the special event “Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year” on July 7. The program will showcase the issues honored at the 78th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    'Scream' Series Moves From MTV to VH1 for July Debut

    The long-gestating third season of the “Scream” series is finally debuting–but not on its original network. Variety has confirmed that the series will air on VH1 instead of MTV as originally planned. “Scream” will debut on VH1 on July 8 and air two one-hour episodes back-to-back for three straight nights. The third season of the [...]

  • Jussie Smollett

    Video of Jussie Smollett With Rope Around His Neck Released by Chicago Police

    The Chicago Police Department released new surveillance footage and files in regards to the Jussie Smollett hoax case on Monday, including one that shows the “Empire” actor shortly after the alleged attack. In one of the videos, police body-cam footage shows authorities entering Smollett’s Chicago apartment, led by his manager, Frank Gatson. Smollett is found [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content