‘The D’Amelio Show’ Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu (TV News Roundup)

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Hulu announced that “The D’Amelio Show” has been renewed for a second season.

The unscripted series follows social media stars Dixie and Charli D’Amelio and their parents Marc and Heidi as the family navigates the transition from a normal life into overnight celebrity status. Season 1, which debuted Sept. 3, saw the family settle into life in Los Angeles after moving to the city to further their careers after Charli, at 16, and Dixie, at 20, became two of the biggest names on TikTok for their dancing and singing, respectively.

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“The D’Amelio Show” is executive produced by Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman on behalf of The Intellectual Property Corporation, as well as showrunner Sara Reddy.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

FIRST LOOKS

Amazon Prime Video debuted a first look at Season 4 of “The Marvelous Ms. Maisel.” The series follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish housewife in 1950s New York City who becomes a stand-up comedian after her husband leaves her for his secretary. Executive producers include creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. See the first look images below.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4

Netflix debuted a trailer for “School of Chocolate,” a new unscripted series premiering Nov. 26. The series will follow eight pastry chefs and chocolate professionals who work to elevate their skills and careers with the guidance of famed chocolatier Amaury Guichon, with one student winning a prize package and career-changing opportunity. The students include chefs Amanda Miller, Cedrick Simpson, Daniel Joseph Corpuz, Juan Gutierrez, Mellisa Root, Stephanie Norcio, Thiago Silva and Tyricia Clark. Executive producers include Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper, Joanna Vernetti, Jeanne Begley and Andrea Richter. Super Delicious produces. Watch the trailer below.

DATES

Apple TV Plus announced “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” premieres Jan. 21, 2022. The series is a reboot of Jim Henson’s 1980s puppet show “Fraggle Rock,” set in a world where different species of Muppets must coexist. “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” is executive produced by The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford, John Tartaglia, showrunners Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson, and New Regency’s Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer. Co-executive producers are Dave Goelz and Karen Prell, and executive music producer is Harvey Mason Jr. Ritamarie Peruggi serves as producer. Watch a teaser below.

Disney Channel announced that a second edition of “Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest” will premiere on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The special follows Milo Manheim, Kylee Russell, Meg Donnelly and Trevor Tordjman, stars of the “Zombies” movies, through a series of challenges at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort after dark, as part of a celebration honoring Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. “Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest” is produced by 7ate9 Productions. Jeff Hyman and director Artur Spigel serve as executive produces. Yvette Nicole Brown hosts.

Peacock dropped the first three episodes of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” today, with the fourth episode coming later this week during its usual Thursday episode drop. The series unites cast members from across the various “Real Housewives” franchise cities — Cynthia Bailey, Luann de Lesseps, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Kenya Moore, Kyle Richards, and Ramona Singer — on a drama-filled vacation in Turks and Caicos. The project is executive produced by Andy Cohen, Lisa Shannon, Dan Pierson, Darren Ward, John Paparazzo and Glenda Cox.

AWARDS

Peabody appointed Vanessa K. De Luca, Hannah Giorgis, Nicholas Quah, Kent Rees and Mark Ruffin to its board of jurors responsible for selecting the Peabody Awards. De Luca serves as editor-in-chief of The Root, with previous leadership positions at Zora Magazine and Essence. Giorgis is a staff writer at The Atlantic and also recently co-wrote the book “Ida B. The Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells” with Wells’ great-granddaughter Michelle Duster. Quah is Vulture’s podcast critic, a contributing critic at NPR’s “Fresh Air” and the founder of Hot Pod. Kent Rees is the general manager and chief marketing officer for Fast Studios and previously held positions at Pop TV and Pivot. Ruffin is the program director of the Real Jazz channel on SiriusXM and the author of the book “Bebop Fairy Tales: A Historical Fiction Trilogy on Jazz, Intolerance and Baseball” with previous experience reporting for WTTW-TV and as the jazz editor for Chicago Magazine. Monica Pearson, former news anchor, WSB-TV Atlanta, serves as board chair.

INITIATIVES

In celebration of Season 5 of CBS’ “Young Sheldon,” The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation (TCLFF) announced a partnership with educational nonprofit DonorsChoose to support teachers and STEM education with a $1.5 million commitment. TCLFF will match up to $500,000 per year for the next three years on donations to eligible STEM projects on the DonorsChoose platform. TCLFF and “Young Sheldon” first partnered with DonorsChoose to fund in 2019 with an initial grant of $200,000.

EXECUTIVES

PBS announced that Maribel Lopez has been named head of PBS Digital Studios. Beginning Dec. 13, Lopez will oversee efforts to drive content delivery and audience development across digital platforms while also executive producing PBS’s original digital programming, overseeing publishing operations and managing relationships with PBS member stations. She will report to chief programming executive Sylvia Bugg. Lopez joins PBS Digital Studios from Twin Cities PBS, a member station in St. Paul, Minn.

LATE NIGHT

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Finneas will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson will also be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” along with Ellie Kemper. Halle Berry, Elle Fanning and Little Simz will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will feature Paul Rudd and Sting. John Lithgow, Jack Whitehall and King Calaway will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

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