Netflix Debuts ‘The Great British Baking Show: Holidays’ Season 4 Trailer (TV News Roundup)

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Netflix unveiled a new trailer for “The Great British Baking Show: Holidays” Season 4, which will premiere Dec. 3.

The trailer features the returning bakers tackling the various holiday baking challenges presented before them. “The showstopper challenge, they’ve got to make a festive feast illusion cake,” says judge Paul Hollywood. The trailer showcases clips of cakes fashioned to look like turkey, bread and more.

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Hollywood, Prue Leith, Matt Lucas and Tom Allen return to the tent this holiday season. Letty Kavanagh, Richard McKerrow and Kieran Smith executive produce, and Love Productions produces. Watch the trailer below.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

DATES

HBO Max announced the unscripted competition series “Finding Magic Mike” will debut all seven episodes on Dec. 16. The series follows 10 guys who have “lost their magic” and are put through a “Magic Mike Live” bootcamp as they learn to perform sexy and daring dance routine. Only one contestant will be crowned the real Magic Mike and take home a cash prize. Guest judges include Whitney Cummings, Nikki Glaser, Nicole Scherzinger, Amanda Seales and Robin Thede. Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, Gregor Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Vincent Marini, Alycia Rossiter, Cassie Lambert Scalettar, Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, David Tibbals and Adam Rodriguez executive produce. Anita Brown, Kevin Boyer and Jenny Chan are co-executive producers. Watch a teaser below.

FIRST LOOKS

The CW debuted a first look at Nicole Kang as Poison Ivy in the midseason finale of “Batwoman” airing on Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. The series follows Ryan Wilder’s (Javicia Leslie) journey becoming Batwoman after finding the Batsuit when previous Batwoman Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) goes missing in a plane crash. Kang plays Dr. Mary Hamilton, Kate’s stepsister who is a caring member of the Bat Team until she transforms into supervillain Poison Ivy after being infected by a mysterious thorn. Holly Dale directs the midseason finale, which written by Kelly Ota and Emily Alonso. See the photo below.

Batwoman Poison Ivy Nicole Kang
Batwoman Poison Ivy Nicole Kang

DEVELOPMENT

A&N Productions, Aircraft Pictures and Yeti Farm Creative announced the start of animation on the new series “Summer Memories.” Commissioned by WildBrain Television’s Family Channel, the 20 half-hour episode series is distributed internationally by Wildbrain Ltd. and is slated to debut in Canada on Family Channel in the summer of 2022. Created by Adam Yaniv, “Summer Memories” follows the adventures of Jason and Ronnie as Jason looks back on the most pivotal summer of his life. Production is currently underway in Kelowna, Toronto and Jerusalem. Yaniv, Paul B. Cummings, Irene Weibel, Oded Turgeman, Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen, Ashley Ramsay and Jay Surridge serve as executive producers. “Summer Memories” is produced with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund and the Jerusalem Film & Television Fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority.

EXECUTIVE

Urooj Sharif has been named as vice president of scripted programming at Showtime. She will be responsible for the development and production oversight of drama, comedy and limited series, creatively overseeing all steps of development and production as well as serving as the network liaison for projects through delivery and release. She reports to Amy Israel, executive vice president of scripted programming. Sharif returns to Showtime, where she worked from 2017 to 2018, after serving on the overall deals team at Netflix, where she managed exclusive and first look deals with talent.

EVENTS

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) announced the first programming details for NATPE Miami 2022, taking place Jan. 18-20. Speakers include former WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman, chairman of NBCUniversal Television Group and The Green Room founder Bob Greenblatt being interviewed by Soledad O’Brien; Allen Media Group’s chairman and CEO Byron Allen; Banijay’s chairman of the Americas and Endemol Shine Holdings president and CEO Cris Abrego; ViacomCBS Global Distributing Group’s president Dan Cohen; Eagle Equity Investment partner Jeff Sagansky being interviewed by Bungalow Media + Entertainment CEO Robert Friedman; BofA Securities, Inc.’s senior media and entertainment analyst Jessica Reif Ehrlich; Discovery Inc.’s chief lifestyle brands officer Kathleen Finch; and NBCUniversal’s president of ad sales and partnerships Laura Molen.

LATE NIGHT

Whoopi Goldberg and Dry Cleaning will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will feature Kevin Hart, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Taraji P. Henson will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

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