Posted Fri Jun 23, 2017 at 10:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
A release date for the new Star Trek series has finally been announced.
CBS has announced a September 24 premiere for Star Trek: Discovery. The show will be broadcast that night on the CBS Television Network at 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT. Likewise, the series premiere will also be available through the CBS All Access streaming service, along with the second episode that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere. New episodes will then be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively through CBS All Access in the US. The first season will consist of 15-episodes and will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from September 24 through November 5. The remaining episodes will then start streaming in January 2018.
Meanwhile, Netflix has released new trailers, date announcements, and other info for several of its own upcoming shows and movies, including The Standups, To The Bone, Last Chance U, The Incredible Jessica James, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Atypical, and The Good Cop.
The Standups (Netflix, July 4) - What’s better than one stand-up special? Find out when Netflix releases “The Standups,” a comedy special featuring six 30-minute episodes where six up-and-coming comedians take the mic to show off their material to the world. In “The Standups,” filmed live at the Cicada Restaurant and Club in Los Angeles, each comic brings a uniquely fresh and hilarious take on life in this intimate series of comedy shows. “The Standups” features the comedic talents of Nate Bargatze, Deon Cole, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Dan Soder and Beth Stelling.
To The Bone (Netflix, July 14) - Ellen is an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules—and charmed by her fellow patients—Ellen has to discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance, in order to stand a chance against her demons.
Last Chance U: Season Two (Netflix, July 21) - A character driven, gut-wrenching behind-the-scenes look at the world of college football. The first season followed a group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. The football players are the latest recruits to East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), an undefeated team with 3 consecutive National Championships under their belt. The EMCC Lions have become a phenomenon in junior college sports, attracting elite athletes, some of whom have been held back by poor academic performance or behavioral issues. Under Coach Buddy Stephens, EMCC has become one of the most successful but least known athletic programs, graduating more than 20 players per year into football scholarships at four year universities, with nine of his former players currently playing in the NFL.
The Incredible Jessica James (Netflix, July 28) - Jessica Williams (“The Daily Show”) stars as a young, aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup. She is forced to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship universe. Lakeith Stanfield (FX’s “Atlanta”, Straight Outta Compton) and Noël Wells (Netflix’s “Master of None”) co-star. The film was written and directed by Jim Strouse and produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside. Jessica Williams and Kerri Hundley serve as executive producers.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Netflix, August 4) - Welcome to the Camp Firewood 10 Year Reunion! From David Wain and Michael Showalter, the filmmakers that brought the original 2001 cult classic and the 2015 acclaimed prequel series by the same name, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is the hilarious new eight-part limited series starring the original cast, plus an all-star lineup of new cast members. 10 Years Older. 10 Years Hotter. 10 Years Wetter.
Returning cast includes A.D. Miles, Amy Poehler, Beth Dover, Chris Meloni, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Nenninger, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, John Early, Josh Charles, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon, Nina Hellman, Paul Rudd, Rich Sommer, Sarah Burns and Zak Orth. New cast members include Skyler Gisondo, Samm Levine, Mark Feuerstein, Marlo Thomas, Joey Bragg, Jai Courtney, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano and -- surprise! -- Adam Scott.
Atypical (Netflix, August 11) - A coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal? Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as his mother, Elsa, who is on her own journey of self-discovery. Michael Rapaport plays his father, Doug. Brigette Lundy-Paine (Margot vs Lily, The Glass Castle) plays Sam’s sister Casey and Amy Okuda (How to Get Away with Murder) plays his therapist Julia. The series produced by Sony Pictures Television is created and written by Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace). Academy Award winning producer Seth Gordon (Baywatch, The Goldbergs, Horrible Bosses, The King of Kong) directs several episodes. Rashid and Gordon serve as executive producers along with Mary Rohlich, and with Jennifer Jason Leigh serving as a producer.
The Good Cop (Netflix, Coming Soon) - Tony Danza plays Tony Sr., a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. This “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
"We're excited to bring viewers the return of Tony Danza, one of television's most beloved icons," said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. "The Good Cop is a funny, charming procedural series that we think our members will love."
- A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming.
- A current CBS All Access subscription costs $5.99 per month with reduced commercials or $9.99 per month for a commercial-free plan.
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