tNetflix released a trailer for Bear Grylls’ “You vs. Wild: Out Cold,” premiering on Sept. 14.
The interactive movie, set after a plane crash, recruits viewers to help Grylls find his friend and escape danger. As the survival expert navigates huge rock walls, freezing dark tunnels and creepy wildlife creatures, viewers at home help lead him to safety by making choices on their remote.
Grylls, Delbert Shoopman of The Natural Studios, Rob Buchta, Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Liz Schulze, Ben Silverman and Howard Owens of Propagate Content serve as executive producers, while Ben Simms directs.
Watch the trailer below.
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
Warner Bros. and Telepictures announced that Season 8 of talk show “The Real” will premiere on Sept. 20. Additionally, Tenia L. Watson has been elevated to executive producer and showrunner and David Goldman joins as co-executive producer. After Season 7 was shot remotely, hosts Garcelle Beauvais, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai Jenkins will return to the in-person studio for Season 8. The show, which focuses on women’s perspectives on timely issues, airs on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication.
Play-PerView announced its September programming slate, kicking off with “Playdate: A Playing House Reunion,” streaming on demand from Aug. 31 to Sept. 14. The special event, starring Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Brad Morris, Lindsay Sloane, Zach Woods, Sandy Martin, Brianne Howey and Marissa Jaret Winokur, features a reading of the Season 1 fan-favorite episode “Bosephus and the Catfish” followed by a Q&A led by Jesse David Fox. Streaming on demand from Sept. 18 to 22 is “The Medievalists,” by Bill Corbett and directed by Casey Stangl, which follows a once-respected history scholar as he unravels on the set of a cheesy TV series adapted from his work. Paget Brewster stars alongside Jason Ritter, Rhea Seehorn and James Urbaniak. “The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage,” by Dan O’Brien and directed by Christian Parker, will stream on demand from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. Featuring Alex Draper, the show follows O’Brien’s investigation into his own family’s unhappiness after they cut him off years ago.
Paramount Plus announced that upcoming dark comedy “Guilty Party” will premiere with two episodes on Oct. 14. The 10-episode first season is about Beth Burgess (Kate Beckinsale), a journalist trying to save her career by following the story of young mother Tony Plimpton (Jules Latimer), who is in prison for murdering her husband, though she claims to be innocent. Geoff Stults, Laurie Davidson, Andre Hyland, Tiya Sircar and Alanna Uback also star. Rebecca Addelman serves as creator and executive produces alongside Beckinsale; director Trent O’Donnell; Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen; and Funny Or Die’s Joe Farrell, Jim Ziegler and Mike Farah. Becca Kinskey and Whitney Hodack are co-executive producers. CBS Studios produces in association with Funny Or Die and Mosaic. See some first look images below.
Paramount Plus revealed the main title sequence and first look images of the villains for upcoming animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy,” the first “Star Trek” series aimed at children. “Star Trek: Prodigy” tells the story of a group of young aliens as they work together to understand the ship they’ve commandeered and navigate the galaxy in search of a better future. The theme music is composed by Michael Giacchino, who also composed the scores for the three most recent “Star Trek” feature films. Nami Melumad scores the series. CBS’ Eye Animation Productions and Nickelodeon Animation Studio produce. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth executive produce alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon directs, co-executive produces and serves as creative lead. Aaron Baiers also co-executive produces. See the title sequence and first look images below.
PBS released a trailer for Season 2 of “All Creatures Great and Small,” which will premiere in winter 2022 as a part of Masterpiece, PBS’ drama anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston. The series is a screen adaptation of the novels of James Herriot shot on location in the Yorkshire Dales, following the adventures of a trio of veterinarians in 1937. Watch the trailer below.
Starz announced that LeToya Luckett, Omar Dorsey, Krystal Joy Brown and Paulina Singer have been cast in Season 2 of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” in recurring roles. In this prequel series to the original “Power” franchise, Luckett will play Jukebox’s mother and Marvin’s ex, Kenya; Dorsey will play businessman Cartier “Duns” Fareed; Brown will play Marvin’s therapist, Renée Timmons; and Singer will play aspiring singer Zisa. Sascha Penn serves as creator and showrunner. Executive producers include Penn; Kevin Fox; Curtis Jackson aka “50 Cent” on behalf of G-Unit Film and Television; Courtney A. Kemp, Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich for End of Episode; and Mark Canton for Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Lionsgate Television produces.
Paramount Plus announced that James Jordan has been cast in “Mayor of Kingstown,” which premieres on Nov. 14. He will play Ed Simmons, a guard at Kingstown Prison. Jordan joins previously announced cast members Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillion, Taylor Handley, Emma Laird, Tobi Bamtefa, Derek Webster, Pha’rez Lass and Kyle Chandler. “Mayor of Kingstown” follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., who profit on the business of incarceration. The series is executive produced by co-creators Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon as well as Renner, Antoine Fuqua, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Michael Friedman. MTV Entertainment Studios, Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions and 101 Studios produce. Watch a trailer below.
Disney Channel announced that “The Ghost and Molly McGee” has been renewed for a second season ahead of its series premiere on Oct. 1 at 9:35 p.m. The series is an animated buddy comedy following Molly (Ashly Burch) and her ghost friend Scratch (Snyder) who aim to spread joy and misery respectively. Kelsey Grammer, Natasha Rothwell, Greta Gerwig, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jane Lynch guest star. “The Ghost and Molly McGee” is created by Bill Motz and Bob Roth, who executive produce alongside Steve Lotner.
Hearst programming executive Emerson Coleman, who helped launch several acclaimed public-affairs programs including the nationally syndicated “Matter of Fact With Soledad O’Brien” and “The Remarkable Journey,” will retire as senior vice president of programming at Hearst Television next summer. Coleman served as senior vice president sincwe 2018, and has been with the company since 1990, having first started his role as vice president of programming in 1999. He innovated a consortium that launched programs hosted by John Walsh and Jane Pauley, among others. He also served on a greenlighting committee with Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, a joint venture with Hearst, with series including “Survivor,” “The Voice” and “Shark Tank.”
The Television Academy announced a new science and technology peer group that will provide a membership base for engineers, scientists and technologists to advance storytelling. The peer group will go into effect Jan. 1, with the election of peer group governors to take place in December. The peer group will include advancements in software and equipment for visual and audio clarity along with distribution methodology and approaches that assist in the engagement and participation of the viewer and their TV program. The Academy has awarded Emmys for engineering excellence to an individual, company or organization that contributed to the improvement of existing methods of production, recording, transmission or reception of TV.
Lizzo and Billie Piper will appear on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”