“Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” has been acquired by CBS to temporarily take over the 12:37 a.m. timeslot vacated by “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” That timeslot will eventually be replaced with a new version of the former Comedy Central series “@midnight” — but after the Hollywood strikes are resolved. For now, “Comics Unleashed” will fill the slot in a limited run with nightly airings beginning on Monday, Sept. 18, the network announced Monday.
The round-style comedy talk show features Allen speaking with a panel of rotating comedians, including Sebastian Maniscalco, Tiffany Haddish, Gabriel Iglesias, Cedric the Entertainer, Howie Mandel, Leslie Jones, Wayne Brady, Roy Wood, Jr., Whitney Cummings, JB Smoove, Billy Gardell, Margaret Cho, Brad Garrett, Sheryl Underwood, Adam Carolla, Gina Yashere, Dane Cook, Sinbad, George Wallace, Caroline Rhea, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier, Kevin Hart, Chelsea Handler, Katt Williams, Dennis Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Iliza Shlesinger, Jon Lovitz, Bill Bellamy, Mike Epps, Monique, Tom Papa, Gary Owen, Natasha Leggero, Deon Cole, Lisa Ann Walter, Marc Maron, Anthony Anderson and Russell Peters.
“Comics Unleased” has been been in first-run syndication since September 2006. The show is produced by Allen Media Group while Allen, Carolyn Folks and Jennifer Lucas serve as executive producers.
Spoiler: the Kardashians star in all-new “The Kardashians” Season 4 trailer. The Hulu original returns to the streamer on Sept. 28 with new episodes premiering each Thursday.
Per the season’s synopsis, “The cameras are back with all access to the personal and private lives of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie. From second chances and new beginnings to unexpected blessings, they continue to bare it all together, a reminder that the most beautiful part of life is family.”
The show is executive produced by Ben Winston of Fulwell 73, Emma Conway, Elizabeth Jones and Danielle King. King also serves as showrunner.
Max has debuted the trailer for their upcoming animated comedy series “Young Love,” adapted from Matthew A. Cherry’s Academy Award-winning short film “Hair Love.”
The series follows a pair of young Black parents voiced by Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, and “Insecure” creator Issa Rae.
The logline for the show reads, “’Young Love’ gives an honest, heartfelt, and comedic glimpse into the lives of African American millennial parents Stephen Love and Angela Young as they experience the relatable ups and downs of modern life. In remission following a battle with cancer, Angela struggles to balance her work as a stylist with the demands of parenthood, while Stephen attempts to carve out a career as a musician in an ultra-competitive industry.”
In addition to Mescudi and Rae, the series also features the voice talents of Brooke Monroe Conaway, Loretta Devine, Harry Lennix, Tamar Braxton, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Debra Wilson, among others.
Matthew A. Cherry, Monica A. Young, Karen Rupert Toliver, Carl Jones, David Steward II, Carl Reed serve as executive producers; Karen Malach serves as producer. “Young Love” is produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation.
Watch the trailer below.
Emmy-award winner Carrie Preston will be honored with the Canopy Award at this year’s North Fork TV Festival. The 2023 North Fork TV Festival marks the event’s return to an in-person slate of screenings, set to take place on Nov. 18.
The Canopy Award commemorates a New York TV community member, celebrating its recipient’s creative ambitions of diverse storytelling in the space. Past Canopy recipients include J. Smith-Cameron, Jeremy Sisto, Kelsey Grammer and Aida Turturro. In tribute to the reward, a Q&A session with Preston will be moderated by Jenn Lyon.
“We are honored to have Carrie Preston as this year’s recipient of the Canopy Award,” said festival Founder Noah Doyle. “Preston is the embodiment of what this award stands for. Carrie’s artistic range, involvement in front of and behind the camera and magnetic presence as an actress makes her a no brainer when it comes to this award. Over the years, Carrie has been a distinctly powerful voice within New York’s television landscape, which is what the North Fork TV Festival aims to highlight each year.”
Additional programming includes “Frasier: The Next Chapter Beings – A Conversation with Tom Russo,” a Q&A with the “Frasier” executive producer about the series returns this fall. Additional in-person screenings of the Independent Script & TV Pilot Competition winners will be showcased.
The annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews event is set to feature conversations from the cast and crew of shows including “Dancing With the Stars,” “Lessons in Chemistry,” “Love is Blind” and others. Guests will include the D’Amelio family, Lee Eisenberg, Julianne Hough and Robert Kirkman.
“As we proudly announce our annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews lineup, we are excited to continue our tradition of providing television enthusiasts with an exclusive glimpse into the upcoming fall television season,” said Maureen J. Reidy, president and CEO of the Paley Center. “This year’s remarkable lineup, featuring discussions with industry luminaries, stars, and creative visionaries, promises to be a captivating experience for all.”
Hosted by the Paley Center for Media, the 17th installment of this event will be virtual, available starting Sept. 22 via the Paley Center’s YouTube channel.
Vivica A. Fox, Syleena Johnson, Chanel Nicole Scott and Kendra G. are set to lead James DuBose’s In The Black Network’s (ITBN) inaugural talk show “Crowned,” which will make its debut via the streamers’ AVOD platform on Oct. 2.
In each episode, the four leading women will spark conversations surrounding their personal experiences, offering an unfiltered perspective that will “straighten each other’s crowns,” followed by live musical performances by guest artists.
“At In The Black Network, we want to offer content that speaks directly to the community and provide programming that’s entertaining, inspiring and educational,” said ITBN’s CEO/founder DuBose. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to work with amazing talent like Vivica, Syleena, Chanel and Kendra. Collaborating with first-rate talent as well as media platforms will help us evolve our programming as we aim to continue our efforts to uplift our community and culture.”
Alongside “Crowned,” ITBN has secured partnerships with MERGETV to create a portfolio of faith-based content and Homestead Entertainment to bring over 800+ films and scripted series to its AVOD platform.