Season 4 of “The Sinner” will premiere on Oct. 13 at 10 p.m. on USA.
Each of the first three seasons of the police procedural anthology drama saw detective Harry Ambrose (played by Bill Pullman) investigate a different gruesome death. At the start of Season 4, Ambrose has retired to Hanover Island in Maine to recover from the trauma of his career but gets roped into a new local tragedy after seeing the daughter of a prominent family on the island seemingly fall to her death.
Frances Fisher, Alice Kremelberg, Neal Huff, Cindy Cheung, Ronin Wong, Jessica Hecht and Michael Mosley star alongside Pullman. Derek Simonds serves as showrunner. Executive producers include Simonds on behalf of UCP; Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple on behalf of Iron Ocean; Charlie Gogolak, Adam Bernstein and Nina Braddock. Watch a trailer below.
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Netflix released a trailer for “The Circle” Season 3, which premieres Sept. 8. The four-week reality competition series will begin with eight new players as they compete to become a top social media influencer and win $100,000. Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group produce. Executive producers are Stephen Lambert and Tim Harcourt for Studio Lambert, Richard Foster and Chet Fenster for Motion Content Group, Lauren Hicks, Charlotte Smith and Sarah Fay. Michelle Buteau hosts. Watch the trailer below.
HBO Max released a trailer for Season 3 of “Doom Patrol,” which premieres with three episodes on Sept. 23. The series follows a team of DC superheroes that includes Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) led by mad scientist The Chief (Timothy Dalton). Season 3 begins with a confrontation between Dorothy (Abi Monterey) and the Candlemaker plus the arrival of Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) via time machine. “Doom Patrol” is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with Jeremy Carver, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Chris Dingess and Tamara Becher-Wilkinson serving as executive producers. The series is based on characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani. New episodes will launch weekly on Thursdays through Nov. 11. Watch the trailer below.
John Weiser, President of First Run Television at Sony Pictures Television, is exiting the studio after 33 years, the studio said Wednesday. He served in the role for the past three years, “spearheading the television division’s Location Based Entertainment efforts and helping to lead the NFT (nonfungible token) process for the studio’s IP,” Ravi Ahuja, Chairman, Global Television Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment Corporate Development, said in a staff note announcing the exit. As President of U.S. Distribution for SPT, Weiser played a key role in successfully negotiating multiple cycles of “Seinfeld” syndicated sales in the U.S., Ahuja noted. Weiser will stay in his role through the end of the month.
Fox Business Network announced that Madison Alworth has been signed as a New York-based correspondent and Kelly O’Grady has been signed as a Los Angeles-based correspondent. Both begin in their new roles this month. Alworth takes the position after serving as a producer and on-air reporter for the live streaming financial news network Cheddar News. O’Grady was most recently chief on-air correspondent and head of video of dot.LA.
“B Positive” has promoted Linda Lavin, David Anthony Higgins and Darryl Stephens to series regulars for Season 2 and added Hector Elizondo, Jane Seymour, Ben Vereen, Celia Watson, Jim Beaver and Anna Maria Horsford in recurring roles. Elizondo will play Harry, a gruff resident at Valley Hills who fights to keep his terminally ill wife comfortable; Seymour will play Bette, an aging beauty who is incapable of coming to terms with her senior status; Vereen will play Peter, a retired professor struggling with a failing memory; Weston will play Meredith, Harry’s terminally ill wife; Beaver plays Spencer, a former NYPD transit cop and 9/11 first responder; and Horsford plays Althea Ludlum, the administrator of Valley Hills. “B Positive,” which will launch its second season Oct. 7 on CBS, follows Drew (Thomas Middleditch), a therapist and newly divorced father in need of a kidney donation. His former high school acquaintance, Gina (Annaleigh Ashford), offered to be his donor in the first season, and now the show will explore what life looks like post-op. Middleditch, Ashford, Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Izzy G and Terrence Terrel will return as series regulars. Marco Pennette created the series and executive produces along with Chuck Lorre. Chuck Lorre Productions produces in association with WBTV.
Peacock’s “Queer as Folk” has added Fin Argus, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly and Devin Way as series regulars, and Jaclyn Moore as executive producer and writer. This reimagining of Russell T. Davies’ 1999 drama comes from Stephen Dunn and follows a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed after the aftermath of a tragedy. Argus plays a cocky high schooler, Grace plays a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood, Sibilly will play a successful lawyer who is not as put together as he seems and Way will play a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe. “Queer as Folk” is produced by UCP. The series is created, written and executive produced by Dunn, who will also direct the pilot episode. Additional executive producers include Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, Davies, Nicola Shindler and Richard Halliwell on behalf of NENT Studios U.K., which distributes the format.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) unveiled a rebrand. The network, known for airing classic films without commercials, has a new logo and a new tagline, “Where Then Meets Now,” both created in collaboration with creative studio Sibling Rivalry. In addition, a new TCM song was created with Made Music Studio, and the on-air sets for TCM hosts Ben Mankiewicz, Eddie Muller, Alicia Malone, Dave Karger and Jacqueline Stewart have been redesigned. Watch a teaser for the rebrand below.
Clive Owen and James Arthur will appear on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”