‘Severance’ Thriller at Apple TV Plus Gets Premiere Date and Teaser (TV News Roundup)

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Apple TV Plus announced that upcoming thriller series “Severance” will premiere with two episodes on Feb. 18, followed by new episodes weekly on Fridays.

The series stars Adam Scott as Mark Scout, who leads a team at Lumon Industries where employees’ work and personal lives are surgically divided. Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus and Christopher Walken also star.

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“I have, of my own free accord, elected to undergo the procedure known as ‘severance,'” Mark and his employees say in the teaser, which you can watch below. “I give consent for the Lumon Corporation — and it’s a good corporation — to sever my memories between my work life and my personal life. I acknowledge that once the procedure is complete, I will be unable to access my personal memories whilst on Lumon’s severed floor. Nor will I retain work memories when I return home at the end of the day.”

Dan Erickson serves as writer and creator, who executive produces alongside Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron and Andrew Colville. Ben Stiller directs and executive produces through Red Hour Productions with Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn. Arquette and Scott also produce. Endeavor Content serves as the studio.

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DATES

AMC Networks announced that the fourth and final season of “Killing Eve” will premiere on Feb. 20, 2022 on AMC Plus followed by a premiere on BBC America on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. Following episodes will debut weekly on Mondays on AMC beginning February 28 at 9 p.m. The series follows MI6 spy Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) as she chases down international assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Fiona Shaw and Kim Bodnia also star. Laura Neal serves as head writer for the season and executive produces along with Oh, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and Damon Thomas. Sid Gentle Films Ltd. produces for BBC America. See several first look images below.

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Peacock announced that “Bel-Air” will premiere on Feb. 13 with new episodes available weekly. The drama series reimagines “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and stars Jabari Banks as Will through his journey from West Philadelphia to California. Showrunners T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson executive produce alongside director and co-writer Morgan Cooper as well as Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Malcolm Spellman, Quincy Jones, Benny Medina and Andy & Susan Borowitz. Universal Television and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios produce. See a teaser below.

AwesomenessTV announced that Season 3 of “Next Influencer” will premiere on Paramount Plus with five episodes on Jan. 13, with new episodes to debut weekly. In the competition series, a group of content creators complete a series of challenges in hopes of winning a prize package including a talent contract with Awesomeness. Past winner Owen Holt will host, and the Season 3 cast includes Taylor Olympios, Dawn Morante, Evan Lane, Carrie Berk, Talen Battles, Noah Danenhower, Noor Dabash, Sierra Reed, Kristian Ramey, Soha Khatib and Bryce McKenzie. Holt will also host a podcast unpacking each episode of “Next Influencer” called “Vibe Room” and premiering on Jan. 16.

FIRST LOOKS

Hulu debuted a trailer for “How I Met Your Father,” which premieres on Jan. 18, 2022. A reboot of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” the series centers on Sophie, who, in the near future, tells her son the story of how she met his father while navigating young adulthood with her friends in 2021. Hilary Duff plays the 2021 version of Sophie; Kim Cattrall plays the future version. The series is written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who executive produce with Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Pam Fryman and Adam Londy. Duff serves as a producer. 20th Television produces. See the trailer below.

RENEWALS

TBS announced that “American Dad!” has been renewed for its 18th and 19th seasons ahead of its Season 17 premiere on Jan. 24, 2022 at 10 p.m. The animated comedy series follows CIA agent Stan Smith (Seth MacFarlane) and his unconventional family life in Langley Falls, Va. The series, from 20th Television Animation, is co-created by MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, who serves as co-showrunner with Brian Boyle. Boyle, MacFarlane and Weitzman executive produce.

AWARDS

The Critics Choice Assn. announced that Halle Berry will receive the sixth annual SeeHer Award at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW and TBS on Jan. 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. The award will be presented by co-hosts Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer. The SeeHer Award honors a woman who advocated for gender equality, portrays characters with authenticity, defies stereotypes and pushes boundaries. Berry is being honored not only for her on-screen work on films such as her recent directorial debut “Bruised” or the upcoming film “Moonfall,” but also for her philanthropic work, working with a range of organizations focused on women, children and underserved communities. The Critics Choice Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

EXECUTIVES

The NBA named Gregg Winik as president of content and executive producer. Beginning Jan. 3, he will oversee the development and production of live games and other programing on all platforms including content within the NBA’s direct-to-consumer offerings. He will report to Bill Koenig, president of global content and media distribution.

LATE NIGHT

Scarlett Johansson, Bowen Yang and Toni Cornell will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Neil Patrick Harris and Daniel Ranieri will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Kyle Mooney will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will feature Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. Kristin Davis, Chloe Grace Moretz and BTS will be on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

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