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Danica McKellar to Star, EP New Nice American Household Christmas Movie

After locking up a multi-picture cope with cable community Nice American Household, actor Danica McKellar is slated to govt produce her debut vacation function for the channel, “Christmas on the Drive-In,” this vacation season.

McKellar will even co-star within the movie alongside fellow actor Neal Bledsoe, each of whom beforehand labored collectively within the Hallmark Channel authentic “The Winter Palace.” The script was written by Rick Garman, whose filmography is essentially dominated by different vacation TV motion pictures like “It is Starting to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” or extra not too long ago, “A Christmas… Current.”

The premiere of “Christmas on the Drive-In” is a part of the community’s Nice American Christmas celebration, a vacation programming marathon that lasts from Oct. 21 to the top of 2022.

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DATES

Aspiring nonfiction filmmakers looking for the instruments to make their dream docuseries a actuality might be a part of the annual Movie Unbiased Docuseries Intensive — a vigorous three-day workshop from Sept. 21-23 for up-and-coming documentarians to make connections and develop their initiatives.

Ten initiatives and 21 fellows had been chosen to take part on this yr’s occasion, with titles together with “Fruitbowl: An Oral Historical past of Queer Intercourse” by director Dave Quantic and “Proxy: The Chilly Warfare We Weren’t Taught In Faculty” from co-executive producer staff Melinda Pinecone and Marc Smolowitz.

CNN Unique Sequence returned as founding sponsor for this yr’s occasion, working in collaboration with non-profit group Movie Unbiased to usher in main names from the documentary discipline as visitor audio system and inventive advisors. Filmmakers like Jodi Gnomes, Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Ducker are amongst just a few of the anticipated mentors.

PROGRAMMING

Disney Branded Tv has introduced this yr’s Halloween programming for Disney Channel’s “Calling All of the Monsters” and Disney Junior’s “Trick or Treats.”

Disney Channel’s Halloween-themed content material contains the world premiere of “Underneath Wraps 2” on Sept. 25, alongside premiere episodes of “Bunk’d,” “The Villains of Valley View,” “Raven’s House” and “Massive Metropolis Greens.” BeginningSep. 26, Disney Channel will air Halloween-themed motion pictures each weeknight at 8 pm ET, together with the “Resort Transylvania” movie sequence and “Halloweentown.”

Disney Junior will debut new episodes of “Mickey Mouse Funhouse,” “Firebuds” and “PJ Masks,” amongst others.

The Disney Channel and Disney Junior programming occasions run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 31.

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Together with signaling the daybreak of the spooky season, October 1 marks the addition of 27,000 hours value of content material to the streaming service Tubi for its month-long “Terror on Tubi” festivus.

The Halloween-inspired streaming celebration is returning for the second yr in a row with all-new authentic movies: “Alone Within the Darkish,” “Battle of the Beasts: Bigfoot vs. Yeti,” “The Remaining Rose,” “Lights, Digicam, Homicide: Scream” and “A Occasion to Die For.” The lineup additionally features a Tubi authentic remake of “Terror Prepare,” in addition to classics like “It” and “The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath.”

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Beginning Thursday, The Roku Channel — a free-to-use, ad-based streaming service — is providing unique entry to a three-part particular containing footage from the 2022 Grownup Swim Competition. Although the occasion came about in Philadelphia again in August, music lovers can now expertise performances from headliners like Tierra Whack or Run The Jewels adopted by backstage interviews.

Parallel to the premiere of the particular, The Roku Channel will even add over 120 episodes chosen from greater than 16 fashionable Grownup Swim sequence and shorts in celebration of the discharge. Viewers can anticipate reveals like “Vindicators 2,” the spinoff of “Rick and Morty,” and “Aquadonk Facet Items,” the spinoff of “Aqua Teen Starvation Drive.”

SERIES

The drama sequence “After Endlessly” is again for a 3rd season on Prime Video, with manufacturing confirmed to renew Sept. 24.

Persevering with the sequence’ exploration of affection, loss and queerness, the upcoming episodes decide up one month from the place season two leaves off and can function returning actors like Erin Cherry, Finn Douglas and Mike McGowan. The brand new season was co-written and co-created by Kevin Spirtas and the late Michael Slade earlier than he died of most cancers.

Episodes will premiere on Prime Video in late December 2022.

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Tastemade has introduced that authentic sequence “Weekend Refresh” is about to premiere this November on the Tastemade and Tastemade House streaming channels. The sequence is hosted by Tia Mowry.

“Weekend Refresh” focuses on owners and renters as they create their dream area with simply $2,000 in 48 hours. Every episode will embody hacks that viewers at residence can observe.

Mowry will govt produce together with Tastemade’s Taye Shuayb and Mike Aho. Showrunners Ali Mansfield and Priya Balachandran function govt producer and co-executive producer, respectively.

EVENTS

Fox and Blockchain Artistic Labs have introduced that the polls to vote for episodic components inside Dan Harmon’s “Krapopolis” will open for Krap Rooster NFT holders on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. PT.

Fox touts “Krapopolis” as community tv’s first animated sequence to be curated on the blockchain, and the inaugural “Krapopolis” NFT assortment options 10,420 “Krap Chickens” created by the present’s artists.

Following the polls, Krap Rooster collectors will get to observe components of their NFT on tv, in addition to earn entry to token-gated content material, unique present voting rights, personal discord channels and meet-and-greets with the forged and crew.

“Krapopolis” will premiere in Might 2023 on Fox. The 24-hour voting interval for Krap Rooster NFT holders will open on-line.

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