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TV News Roundup: Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Date

TV News Roundup: Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Date
In today’s roundup, “Andi Mack” gets a Season 2 premiere date and Jane Seymour joins the cast of Pop’s “Let’s Get Physical.”

Premiere Dates

The season premiere of Disney Channel’s series “Andi Mack” airs on Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Et. Created and executive produced by writer Terri Minsky (“Lizzie McGuire”), the series stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Lilan Bowden, Lauren Tom, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, and Asher Angel. Recurring stars include Stoney Westmoreland, Emily Skinner, and Trent Garrett. Season 2 continues to follow the lives of Andi, her friends, and family.

USA Network announced its fall schedule, including the air date of the new series “Damnation” on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. The co-production from Universal Cable Productions and Netflix follows a bloody battle set in the 1930s as the fight between the rich and poor escalates. The rest of the schedule is as follows: “Mr Robot” Season 3 premieres Wednesday, Oct
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Fox Orders Dating Reality Series From Mark Burnett, MGM Television

Fox Orders Dating Reality Series From Mark Burnett, MGM Television
Fox has given a 10-episode order to an untitled dating reality series produced by Mark Burnett and MGM Television.

The series will be shot in the Caribbean. The premise revolves around a group of men and women who are matched up based on “instant chemistry” and then followed to see if they are actually compatible.

The sale comes on the heels of Mark Burnett taking the reins of MGM Television as president, following MGM’s buyout of his United Artists Media Group venture last month. But the Fox series deal indicates that he intends to remain a hands-on producer on selected projects.

“I am so happy to be making my first dating series with Fox,” Burnett said. “It’s a genre that attracts a wide audience and our series gives a very fresh perspective that mirrors real life.”

The project also marks Burnett’s first dating reality show. He co-created the series with Ben Newmark,
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IFC Orders David Krumholtz Drag Comedy ‘Gigi’s Bucket List’

IFC Orders David Krumholtz Drag Comedy ‘Gigi’s Bucket List’
IFC has given a series order to “Gigi’s Bucket List,” which features David Krumholtz in drag playing a newly rich 76-year-old widow.

IFC has ordered eight episodes of the half-hour series, exec produced by Krumholtz and Tim Gibbons (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) along with Grandma’s House Entertainment’s Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe and Zach Golden. Adam Bold and Mike Lopez of Grandma’s House Entertainment will serve as producers.

The series revolves around the adventures of Gertrude “Gigi” Rotblum, a newly widowed “yenta,” per IFC, who discovers her husband had a secret bank account. The newfound wealth inspires her to live life to the fullest with her male nurse sidekick played by Ricky Mabe.

“This character has been living inside me since birth. Friends have often accused me of acting like a grandma,” said Krumholtz. “It’s an absolute privilege to be bringing Gigi to life for IFC,
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David Krumholtz to Play 72-Year-Old Grandmother in IFC Comedy Pilot

David Krumholtz to Play 72-Year-Old Grandmother in IFC Comedy Pilot
David Krumholtz is poised to do a real number on us, playing a 72-year-old Jewish grandmother in an IFC pilot.

IFC announced on Wednesday that it has commissioned a presentation (i.e. a whittled-down pilot) for Gigi’s Bucket List, which follows the titular septuagenarian from Boca Raton, Fla. as she pursues everything she deprived herself of throughout her life, after discovering millions in her dead husband’s bank account.

Krumholtz will serve as an executive producer on the project alongside Grandma’s House Entertainment’s Ben Newmark and Dan Newmark, Ricky Mabe and Zach Golden. The presentation will film later this year,
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Ryan Seacrest Productions Expands With New Executive Hires

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Ryan Seacrest Productions is steadily growing, and that growth will continue with the company’s new executive hires. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Seacrest Productions has added a new team of programming executives including Nina Wass as Executive Vice President of scripted programming, Joseph Ferraro as Vice president of Development working primarily on unscripted projects and Heather Schuster as Senior Vice President of development. Ryan Seacrest Production has also forged deals with veteran Original Productions producer-editor Eric Lange and actor-producer brothers Dan and Ben Newmark, who were previously in an overall deal with FremantleMedia, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The company’s sudden growth comes on the heels ofa move in [ Read More ]
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Ryan Seacrest Productions Eyes Big Expansion With Executive Hires (Exclusive)

Ryan Seacrest Productions is beefing up its executive ranks, adding a small army of programming executives including Nina Wass as executive vp scripted programming, Joseph Ferraro as vp  development working primarily on unscripted projects and Heather Schuster as senior vp development. Additionally, the company has forged overall deals with veteran Original Productions producer-editor Eric Lange and actor-producer brothers Dan and Ben Newmark, who were previously in an overall deal with FremantleMedia.  Video: Emmys 2012: THR's Reality Roundtable Guests Reveal All The growth spurt comes in the wake of a move in January by Thomas H. Lee (Thl)

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Bermuda fest tie: 'Mud,' 'Cashback'

Bermuda fest tie: 'Mud,' 'Cashback'
Dror Shual's Sweet Mud and Sean Ellis' Cashback tied for the Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Award for best narrative feature at the 10th annual Bermuda International Film Festival, which concluded Saturday.

Jury member Carrie Fisher called Mud, the story of how a child copes with a mentally ill mother, "a very sad but hopeful film. It is a dark film with a light at the end of the tunnel." Jury member Richard Dreyfuss said of Cashback that "the film had a perfect whimsy that didn't try to become something that it was not."

Linda Hattendorf's The Cats of Mirikitani was named best documentary. Special mentions went to the films Living With Lew and Beyond the Call.

The short film jury, made up of actor Ben Newmark, director Vito Rocco and producer Tamara Tarasova, chose I Want to be a Pilot by Diego Quemada-Diez as the winner of the M3 Wireless Bermuda Shorts Award. Special mentions were given to My Backyard by Choy Aming and T.O.M. by Tom Brown and Daniel Gray.

BIFF audiences voted Robert Favreau's A Sunday in Kigali the Bacardi Limited Audience Choice Award winner.

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