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Apple TV Plus announced that “The Afterparty” will premiere on Jan. 28 with three episodes. The following five episode will debut weekly on Fridays. 

The series is an ensemble comedy about a murder mystery set at a high school reunion. Each episode explores the alibi of a different character with visuals and film references to match each of their perspectives. Stars include Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou and Dave Franco.

Chris Miller serves as creator, director and showrunner, and executive produces with Phil Lord through their production banner Lord Miller. Anthony King also executive produces, and Lord Miller’s vice president of television Aubrey Lee serves as a producer. “The Afterparty” is produced by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television as part of Lord and Miller’s five-year overall deal.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

FIRST LOOKS

Netflix debuted a teaser for the fourth and final season of “Ozark,” which premieres on Jan. 22, 2022 with the first seven episodes. (The final seven will debut at a later date.) The season follows Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) who, rid of Helen (Janet McTeer), climb to the top of Navarro’s (Felix Solis) empire and find an opportunity to get out of the Ozarks, though past sins threaten their plan. Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Charlie Tahan, Jessica Frances Dukes, Lisa Emery, Damian Young, Alfonso Herrera, Adam Rothenberg, John Bedford Lloyd, Joseph Sikora, Bruno Bichir, CC Castillo, Katrina Lenk, Bruce Davison, Ali Stroker and Veronica Falcón also star. Chris Mundy serves as showrunner and executive produces with Bateman, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey and Bill Dubuque. Linney serves as co-executive producer. The series is from MRC Television. Watch the teaser below.

Peacock revealed a new trailer for the holiday competition series “Baking It,” which premieres all six episodes Dec. 2. The trailer features hosts and executive producers Andy Samberg and Maya Rudolph cracking jokes with contestants as they compete in various baking challenges. “I would say that having kids was the best thing that ever happened to me until this show,” said Samberg. “Baking It” will have eight teams of two compete for a cash prize, and the holiday treats will be judged by real-life grandmothers Anne Leonhard, Norma Zager, Sherri Williams and Harriet Robin. Along with Samberg and Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Nicolle Yaron, Pip Wells, Kate Arend and Dave Becky executive produce. Universal Television Alternative Studio produces in association with Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Watch the trailer below.

DATES

Hulu announced that “How I Met Your Father,” the upcoming reboot of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” will premiere on Jan. 18, 2022. Hilary Duff stars as Sophie, who, in the near future, tells her son the story of how she met his father in the year 2021 while navigating young adulthood with her friends. The series is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who executive produce with Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Pam Fryman and Adam Londy. Duff serves as a producer. 20th Television produces.

Hulu announced that the seven-episode 10th season of “Letterkenny” will premiere on Dec. 26. The comedy series follows feuds between residents of the Canadian community of Letterkenny, who all fall into one of three groups: the hicks, the skids and the hockey players. Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, Michelle Mylett, K Trevor Wilson, Daniel Petronijevic, Dylan Playfair, Andrew Herr, Tyler Johnston, Evan Stern, Mark Forward and Tiio Horn star. Executive producers include Keeso, who serves as creator and co-writer, Mark Montefiore and director and co-writer Jacob Tierney. The series is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media and Playfun Games.

AWARDS

E! announced that Laverne Cox will begin her role as host of “Live from E!” at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards airing on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. ET. The news comes after E! initially tapped her to lead red carpet coverage in May. Cox, who is best known as a trans activist and for starring as Sophia Burset in “Orange is the New Black,” will continue leading awards season coverage in 2022 as well.

INITIATIVES

Hulu announced the launch of Shop Hulu, the streamer’s new online store. From Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, the store will feature Hulu’s Ugly Holiday Sweater collection with sweaters inspired by “Love, Victor,” “Solar Opposites,” “The Great,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” All proceeds from the collection will be donated to Feeding America. Additionally, apparel and lifestyle products themed around shows such as “The Orville,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “American Horror Story” and “What We Do In The Shadows” will be available for sale.

BOOKS

Pete Chatmon’s first book “Transitions: A Director’s Journey and Motivational Handbook” will be released on Jan. 3, 2022. Chatmon’s past experiences include serving as a director on series such as “The Flight Attendant,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “You,” “Black-ish” and “Silicon Valley,” touring with Oprah, podcasting and debuting a short film at Sundance. In the book, he discusses his career and aims to help readers turn their passions into professions.

LATE NIGHT

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Roman Reigns will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Michael Keaton, John Wilson and The War on Drugs will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Benedict Cumberbatch, David Arquette and Latto will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will feature Adam Driver and America Ferrera. Kirsten Dunst and John Cho will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”