AMC Releases ‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’ Trailer (TV News Roundup)

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AMC released the trailer for the upcoming dark comedy “Kevin Can F**k Himself,” which premieres on AMC Plus on June 13 and subsequently airs on June 20 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

In the new series, “Schitt’s Creek” star Annie Murphy plays Allison McRoberts, a prototypical sitcom wife who wakes up and revolts against the injustices in her life.

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The series also stars Mary Hollis Inboden, Eric Petersen, Alex Bonifer, Brian Howe and Raymond Lee, and is executive produced by creator Valerie Armstrong, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and showrunner Craig DiGregorio.

Watch the trailer below:

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

DATES

HBO Max’s “Generation” will return with new episodes starting June 17. Rounding out Part 2 of Season 1, the series will launch three episodes on June 17, two on June 24 and two on July 1, with the finale premiering on July 8. The half-hour dramedy series follows a diverse group of high school students exploring themselves and their sexuality in a conservative community. The ensemble cast includes Nathanya Alexander, Chloe East, Nava Mau, Lukita Maxwell, Haley Sanchez, Uly Schlesinger, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Chase Sui Wonders, Justice Smith and Martha Plimpton, with recurring guest stars J. August Richards, Mary Birdsong, Alicia Coppola, Patricia De Leon, Diego Josef, Anthony Kevyan, Sydney Mae Diaz, John Ross Bowie, Marwan Salama, Marisela Zumbado and Sam Trammell. “Generation” is created by Zelda Barnz and Daniel Barnz, who executive produce with Ben Barnz for We’re Not Brothers Productions, Lena Dunham for Good Thing Going Productions, Sharr White and John Melfi. Sono Patel co-executive produces, with Marissa Díaz and Michael Cohen producing. Writers include Zelda Barnz, Daniel Barnz, Sharr White, Patel, Max Saltarelli, Christina Nieves and Michelle Denise Jackson, while Daniel Barnz, Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, Anu Valia and Andrew Ahn direct.

Amazon Prime Video announced that Sophie Okonedo and Tobias Menzies have joined the cast of “Modern Love” Season 2, which will premiere Aug. 13. Okonedo and Menzies appear in an episode of the romantic anthology directed by showrunner and executive producer John Carney. John Crowley, Marta Cunningham, Jesse Peretz and Andrew Rannells will also direct episodes of the anthology series, with Celine Held and Logan George co-directing an episode. Todd Hoffman, Trish Hofmann, and Anthony Bregman also serve as executive producers on Season 2, along with Choire Sicha and Caitlin Roper of The New York Times. Sean Fogel and Miriam Mintz produce, and Daniel Jones, editor of the “Modern Love” column on which the show is based, co-produces. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Storied Media Group, Likely Story and The New York Times.

Apple TV Plus announced “The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward,” a town hall conversation hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry will stream on May 28. This town hall is a followup to the docuseries thataims to destigmatize issues related to mental health. The town hall will include series participants Glenn Close, Zak Williams and Ambar Martinez, along with all members of “The Me You Can’t See” advisory board. “The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward” is produced by Harpo Productions and executive produced by Terry Wood and Tara Montgomery.

FIRST LOOKS

IMDb TV released a trailer for “Leverage: Redemption,” premiering on July 9. A new iteration of the popular TV series that ended in 2012, “Leverage: Redemption” stars Gina Bellman, Beth Riesgraf, Christian Kane and Aldis Hodge, all reprising their roles from the original show. Joining the cast are Noah Wyle, who will join the cast as Harry Wilson, a corporate lawyer looking for redemption, and Aleyse Shannon, who plays computer and robot enthusiast Breanne Casey. Watch the trailer below.

CASTING

Netflix announced that Emma Hernan and Vanessa Villela are the newest luxury real estate agents to join The Oppenheim Group and the cast of “Selling Sunset” for Seasons 4 and 5. Hernan, a self-made multi-millionaire, is an entrepreneur, angel investor and CEO of Emma-Leigh & Co, while Villela is an award-winning Mexican American actor who recently transitioned to real estate.

Disney Plus announced that joining the cast of “Just Beyond” are Cyrus Arnold, Arjun Athalye, Malcolm Barrett, Gabriel Bateman, Jack Gore, Logan Gray, Tim Heidecker, Elisha Henig, Cedric Joe, Christine Ko, Riki Lindhome, Rachel Marsh, Sally Pressman, Jy Prishkulnik, Megan Stott, Henry Thomas and Izabela Vidovic. Produced by 20th Television and inspired by the graphic novels by R.L. Stine, “Just Beyond” is an eight-episode anthology series that brings viewers on journeys into a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes. Seth Grahame-Smith serves as writer and showrunner, executive producing alongside David Katzenberg and Aaron Schmidt, David Walpert, Marc Webb, Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Mark Ambrose. Stine co-executive produces.

EVENTS

The American Veterans Center announced the return of the National Memorial Day Parade, which will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and feature a special pre-taped message from President Joe Biden. Presented by the American Veterans Center, the event will take place from May 29-31 and air through July 4 on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW. It will also be broadcast to U.S. troops serving around the world and on Navy ships at sea on American Forces Network. The special will pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women and their stories of American sacrifice spanning from the Revolution to today with live, onsite historical re-enactors, veterans and active-duty military personnel. Anderson, who is the star and executive producer of ABC’s “Black-ish” as well as the host and executive producer of “To Tell the Truth,” will host the parade for the second time. Located in Los Angeles, he will check in with various locations across the country. In Washington D.C., celebrity chef and veteran Robert Irvine will lead the proceedings from the National Mall. Celebrity appearances will include Kathy Bates, Matthew Broderick, former President George W. Bush, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Howie Mandel, Joe Mantegna, Joel McHale, Dennis Quaid, Bob Saget, Gary Sinise, Sage Steele and Michael Strahan. Musical performances include Lee Brice, Jewel, Jennifer Nettles, Dennis Quaid, the United States Air Force Band, the United States Navy Ceremonial Band and the U.S. Army Field Band.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Peter DiCecco has been named executive vice president of music business affairs at Disney General Entertainment (DGE). Reporting to Trisha Husson, the executive vice president of strategy and business operations, DiCecco will oversee all music affairs across DGE as well as lead the music affairs team across various other entities within The Walt Disney Company, including ABC-owned television stations, Disney Plus, Disney Parks and Disney Consumer Products globally. Additionally, DiCecco will continue to run the ABC music publishing catalog worldwide and oversee music business affairs for Disney’s television productions based in Latin America, Asia and other international regions. DiCecco began working at the Walt Disney Company in 1997 as senior counsel in the intellectual property section of the corporate legal department.

INITIATIVES

SeriesFest announced the official selections for this year’s Independent Pilot Competition, taking place virtually from June 24 to July 11. In its seventh season, the international competition includes 57 titles competing in categories such as “Independent Pilot: Drama,” “Independent Pilot: Comedy” and “Late Night.” This year’s original pieces feature award-winning talent, including Richard Kind, Jessica Hecht, Chiké Okonkwo, Jon Michael Hill, Eric Benet and more. Additionally, SeriesFest has launched “Breaking In: A SeriesFest Podcast,” hosted by Kaily Smith Westbrook and Randi Kleiner. The podcast will feature executives, producers, agents, directors, writers, actors and independent content creators who will provide insight and advise listeners on how to climb up in the industry. The first episode features Jeremy Gold, president of production at Blumhouse Television.

LATE NIGHT

Sofia Vergara, Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Emily Blunt, Diego Boneta and “American Idol” winner Chayce Beckham will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will have on Will Arnett and Brockhampton, and John Krasinski, Donny Deutsch and Dodie will be on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Jonas Brothers and Leif Vollebekk will appear on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” and Andrew Rannells will be on “A Little Late With Lilly Singh.”

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