Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim, Lola Kirke, Soko, Jermaine Fowler, Ayo Edebiri and Eric Lange have joined B.J. Novak’s new series, now titled “The Premise.” 

Premiering on Sept. 16 on FX on Hulu, the half-hour anthology comes from executive producers Novak and Josh Lesher. The first installment’s five episodes — titled “Social Justice Sex Tape,” “Moment of Silence,” “The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler,” “The Commenter” and “Butt Plug” — cover police brutality, sex, gun violence, social media and more.

Previously announced cast include Lucas Hedges, Kaitlyn Dever, Jon Bernthal, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ed Asner, George Wallace, Boyd Holbrook and Beau Bridges.

View first look images below.

The Premise — Pictured: Daniel Dae Kim as Daniel Jung. CR: Alyssa Moran/FX

The Premise — Pictured: Jon Bernthal as Chase Milbrandt. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FX

The Premise — Pictured: (l-r): Lucas Hedges as Jesse Wheeler, Kaitlyn Dever as Abbi. CR: FX

The Premise — Pictured: Lola Kirke as Allegra. CR: Alyssa Moran/FX

Also in today’s TV news roundup:


Fuse announced that Season 3 of “Made From Scratch” will premiere on Sept. 15. The unscripted series takes viewers into the homes of artists as they cook their favorite childhood dishes with their families. Season 3 stars Becky G, María Isabel, Omar Apollo, Smino, Joyce Wrice, Tinashe, Dumbfoundead and Guapdad4000, who will share their personal recipes and stories about how food and family have helped shape their identity and inspire their art. The series is produced by the Fuse Content Studio. Previous guest stars include Ally Brooke, G-Eazy, Big Boi, ASAP Ferg, Saweetie, Rick Ross, Jhene Aiko, Vic Mensa, Dave East and Danileigh, Miguel, Anjelah Johnson, Karol G, JoJo, MadeinTYO, Trippie Redd, Mulatto and more.

WWE announced a pay-per-view event to be held on New Year’s Day, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else. NBA star Trae Young made the announcement this weekend in a video played during SmackDown at hip-hop festival Rolling Loud.


Peacock released a trailer for Season 2 of “Departure,” premiering on Aug. 5. Starring Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer, Jason O’Mara, Kris Holden-Ried and more, the series follows Kendra Malley (Panjabi) as she’s recruited to investigate the derailment of a high-speed train in rural Michigan. Season 2 is co-produced by Shaftesbury and Deadpan Pictures in association with Corus Entertainment, Starlings Television and Red Arrow Studios International. Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Malcolm MacRury, Jackie May, T.J. Scott, Paul Donovan, Ailish McElmeel, David A. Stern, Matt Geller, Panjabi, Carlo Dusi, Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia, Chris Philip, Karine Martin and Ben Silverman executive produce, with Vincent Shiao and Chris Moreton serving as co-executive producers and Patrick Cassavetti, Teresa M. Ho, Julie Lacey and Tina Grewal as producers.

Netflix released a trailer for “Love Is Blind: After the Altar,” premiering on July 28. In the three-episode series, the Season 1 “Love is Blind” cast returns for an anniversary party. Viewers can catch up with their favorite couples and singles as Amber and Barnett reunite with Jessica, and Diamond and Carlton attempt to make amends. Francesca from “Too Hot to Handle” even stirs the pot with a surprise appearance. “Love is Blind: After the Altar” is executive produced by Chris Coelen, Ally Simpson, Eric Detwiler, Brent Gauches and Heather Crowe, with Kinetic Content serving as the production company. Watch the trailer below.


Sean Kaufman, Minnie Mills, Alfredo Narciso, Summer Madison, David Iacono, Rain Spencer and Tom Everett Scott have joined the cast of Amazon Prime Video and Wiip’s “The Sumer I Turned Pretty.” They join previously announced series regulars Lola Tung, Rachel Blanchard, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno and Jackie Chung. Based on Jenny Han’s best-selling books, the show is a multigenerational coming-of-age drama centering on a love triangle between a girl and two brothers, the relationship between mothers and their children and the enduring power of strong female friendship. Han and Gabrielle Stanton are showrunners, executive producing alongside Karen Rosenfelt, Hope Hartman, Nne Ebong and Paul Lee.


Lifetime has greenlit “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story,” a new original movie starring Heather Locklear as author Kristine Carlson, whose world unravels after her husband Richard unexpectedly dies. Also starring Natasha Bure, Jason MacDonald and Emily Rose, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story” is executive produced by Meghan McCain, Maura Dunbar and Mark Teitelbaum. Ellen S. Pressman will direct a script written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary. The Johnson Production Group and Teitelbaum Artists produce.


Fox announced the premiere dates for its 2021-2022 fall season that begins on Sept. 20. The network will launch three new shows and eight returning series over the course of several weeks. The Season 5 premiere of “9-1-1” will kick things off on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m., immediately followed by the debut of new series “The Big Leap.” On Sept. 21, “The Resident” Season 5 launches at 8 p.m., immediately followed by the premiere of new series “Our Kind of People.” Season 6 of “The Masked Singer” and new series “Alter Ego” share a two-part premiere on Sept. 22 and 23. Both nights of singing shows begin at 8 p.m. Every Friday starting Sept. 24 is “WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown” at 8 p.m., and every Saturday starting the 25 is “Fox Sports Saturday” at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 sees the premiere of Fox’s animated comedies, starting with Season 33 of “The Simpsons” at 8 p.m., Season 2 of “The Great North” at 8:30 p.m., Season 12 of “Bob’s Burgers” at 9 p.m. and Season 19 of “Family Guy” at 9:30 p.m. Every Thursday at 5 p.m. starting Oct. 7 is “Thursday Night Football on Fox.”