NBC Releases First Look at ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’s’ Take on Taylor Swift (TV News Roundup)

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The “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” cast will perform Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” in the second season finale, and NBC just released a first look at that musical number.

Created by showrunner Austin Winsberg, the musical comedy follows Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy) on her journey to understand why she can suddenly hear people’s innermost wants and desires through popular songs. In addition the Levy, it stars stars Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Mary Steenburgen, Andrew Leeds, Kapil Talwalker, Alice Lee and Michael Thomas Grant.

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The second season finale airs on May 16 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Watch the clip below.

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DATES

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced that a new episode of “Black Women OWN The Conversation” will premiere on May 25 at 9 p.m. The one-hour special will feature an in-depth conversation about childhood trauma in the Black community, how it affects mental health and how it manifests in adulthood. The discussion will be led by Winfrey, Adrienne Bankert and leading social impact strategist Jotaka Eaddy. Special guests will include California surgeon general Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, activist and educator Dr. Dena Simmons and Dr. Gail Wyatt, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Jennifer Ryan, who also serves as showrunner on the OWN series, executive produces alongside Critical Content’s Jenny Daly, Tom Forman and Jon Beyer and OWN’s Tara Montgomery and Brian Piotrowicz.

FIRST LOOKS

Netflix released a series of first-look photos from the upcoming second season of “Outer Banks,” which premieres this summer. The coming-of-age series follows a tight-knit group of local teens called the Pogues hunting for a legendary treasure in the beach vacation destination of the titular Outer Banks. After their near-death escape, the second season finds John B (Chase Stokes) and Sarah (Madelyn Cline) on the run in the Bahamas, while the stakes for Kiara (Madison Bailey), Pope (Jonathan Daviss) and J.J. (Rudy Pankow) rapidly escalate at home. The $400 million is still in the game, but will the uncovering of a newfound secret reunite the group for a fresh mission? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but uncharted waters ahead mean our Pogues must do all they can to make it out alive. “Outer Banks” also stars Austin North, Drew Starkey, Charles Esten, Caroline Arapoglou, Carlacia Grant, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julia Antonelli, Deion Smith, Cullen Moss and Nicholas Cirillo. Creators Jonas Pate, Josh Pate and Shannon Burke serve as executive producers.

OUTER BANKS (L to R) RUDY PANKOW as JJ and MADISON BAILEY as KIARA in episode 204 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) RUDY PANKOW as JJ and MADISON BAILEY as KIARA in episode 204 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) CAROL SUTTON as ME-MAW and JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE in episode 206 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) CAROL SUTTON as ME-MAW and JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE in episode 206 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) CHARLES ESTEN as WARD CAMERON, JULIA ANTONELLI as WHEEZIE CAMERON, CAROLINE ARAPOGLOU as ROSE CAMERON and DREW STARKEY as RAFE in episode 201 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) CHARLES ESTEN as WARD CAMERON, JULIA ANTONELLI as WHEEZIE CAMERON, CAROLINE ARAPOGLOU as ROSE CAMERON and DREW STARKEY as RAFE in episode 201 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON and CHASE STOKES as JOHN B in episode 201 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON and CHASE STOKES as JOHN B in episode 201 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) CHASE STOKES as JOHN B and MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON in episode 204 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) CHASE STOKES as JOHN B and MADELYN CLINE as SARAH CAMERON in episode 204 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) MADISON BAILEY as KIARA, RUDY PANKOW as JJ and JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE in episode 201 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021
OUTER BANKS (L to R) MADISON BAILEY as KIARA, RUDY PANKOW as JJ and JONATHAN DAVISS as POPE in episode 201 of OUTER BANKS Cr. JACKSON LEE DAVIS/NETFLIX © 2021

AWARDS

The Hollywood Critics Assn. announced its first annual TV awards ceremony will take place on Aug. 22 in Los Angeles, Calif. while its 2022 Film Awards will be held on Jan. 6. The TV awards will be the first of its kind to separate broadcast and cable programming from streaming.

“We believe that honoring traditional television is crucial to maintaining the legacy of the medium,” said HCA chairman Scott Menzel. By separating broadcast [and] cable from streaming, we give each television platform the ability to be recognized. In addition, we hope that by splitting these categories, we will be able to honor several series that would normally be overlooked.

Voting officially kicks off next month, first for the TV awards on June 25 and then on Nov. 23 for the film awards.

LATE NIGHT

Chance the Rapper, Fred Armisen and Alan Jackson will be on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will have on Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish and the Black Keys.

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