NOC Interview: Showrunner Patrick Macmanus on Peacock’s ‘Dr. Death’

Patrick Macmanus serves as a writer, executive producer, and showrunner on Dr. Death. The new Peacock original is based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, and will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. The show began streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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Paramount+ Has Renewed ‘iCarly’ for Season 2

Paramount+ just announced that iCarly has been renewed for a second season! The new series picks up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended and stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress, Laci Mosley, and Jaidyn Triplett. The original iCarly ran from 2007-2012. New episodes of season 1 drop every Thursday for subscribers. iCarly is also set to debut in the Nordics and Latin America on July 30 and Australia on August 11. Production on the new season will begin this fall.

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Matthew A. Cherry and Chaz Bottoms Bring Us New Animated Series ‘Battu’

Cartoon Network Studios is teaming up with award-winning filmmaker Matthew Cherry (Hair Love) and award-winning director Chaz Bottoms (Dear John: Legendary Love Letters) to bring us a beautiful new animated series that celebrates the creative arts culture of Chicago, set to a sonic landscape inspired by hip-hop beats and classical broadway melodies.

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NOC Interview: Christian Slater Talks His New Peacock Series ‘Dr. Death’

Christian Slater stars as Randall Kirby in the new series Dr. Death. The Peacock original is based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, and will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. The show begins streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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Kevin Hart’s Talk Show ‘Hart to Heart’ is Coming to Peacock

Kevin Hart is inviting A-list celebrities to relax, drink a glass of wine, and have an honest conversation in the new Peacock Original Hart to Heart. The show is produced by LOL Studios, while Hart, Jeff Clanagan, Candice Wilson Cherry, Thai Randolph, and Todd Yasui serve as executive producers. Guests will be announced each week ahead of the new episodes as well as represent Hart’s range of interests and influences.

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NOC Interview: Joshua Jackson on All Things ‘Dr. Death’

Joshua Jackson takes on the role of Dr. Christopher Duntsch in Peacock’s new original series Dr. Death. Based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, the show will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. Dr. Death begins streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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Second Season of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Snags Four Emmy Nominations

Despite my exhaustive efforts, The Umbrella Academy has not yet returned my calls, emails, tweets, OR messages to join them as a mediocre writer with the ability to comma splice my enemies to death. For what it’s worth, I don’t think they’ll need much help next season considering the four Emmy nods they just received for their immaculate work in season two.

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Netflix Has Released the Official Trailer for ‘Outer Banks’ Season 2

Season 2 of the hit series Outer Banks premieres on July 30, and now we finally have a trailer! The new season will be a total of 10 episodes and stars Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Drew Starkey, Charles Esten, Elizabeth Mitchell, Caroline Arapoglou, Carlacia Grant, Julia Antonelli, Deion Smith, Cullen Moss, and Nicholas Cirillo. Netflix has also released new key art as well.

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NOC Interview: AnnaSophia Robb Discusses Her Role in ‘Dr. Death’

AnnaSophia Robb stars as the empowering Michelle Shughart in the new Peacock Original series Dr. Death. Based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title, which has over 50 million listeners to date, the show will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. Dr. Death begins streaming on Thursday, July 15.

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Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni on ‘Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail’

Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni star in Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail on TBS. The third season of the comedy will take the audience and cast on a new adventure, this time set in 1844. Soni plays The Gunslinger and Viswanathan portrays Prudence. Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail premieres on Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Recently, both actors can be seen together in 7 Days, which was shown at Tribeca Film Festival this year.

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‘Never Have I Ever’ Charms as it Deals with Grief and Growing Up

Never Have I Ever returns this week for its sophomore season, and it seems like our protagonist, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), has not learned her lesson from last season on how to be a better person. As shown in the trailers, the second season starts with Devi having to deal with two romantic suitors — Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet) and Ben Gross (Jared Lewison) — and attempting to juggle them both. Of course we know it will lead to heartbreak for the trio and leaves Devi in a really difficult place trying to make things right. There were many times I felt aggravated watching Devi make mistake after mistake and felt like she was never really growing as a person. The thing is, nobody is perfect and as annoying as Devi is when mistakes are made, Never Have I Ever still finds a way to make it as charming and relatable as possible. 

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Jordan Fisher on ‘The Flash’ and Waving Through the Speed Force

When you’re running through the Speed Force, and there’s nobody around, do you ever really crash or even make a sound?

That’s one of the questions I didn’t ask the Dear Evan Hansen star Jordan Fisher when he sat down with me over Zoom to talk about his heavily hyped debut as Impulse on The Flash.

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‘Y: The Last Man’ Coming to FX on Hulu in September

Late last week, FX Networks, released a promotional video showcasing their epic slate of current and upcoming shows for FX on Hulu, to remind everyone why they are one of the biggest powerhouses in the world of basic-cable original programming today! And one of the key upcoming exclusives they slyly featured was for the upcoming adaptation of DC’s classic series Y: The Last Man. You can check out some very brief glimpses of the series at the 0:30 mark in the promo below:

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Tim Rozon and Sarah Levy on Their New Series ‘SurrealEstate’

Tim Rozon and Sarah Levy star in SYFY’s SurrealEstate. The two actors have worked together previously on the beloved comedy series Schitt’s Creek, but now they will be serving as real estate agents that specialize in closing the deal on haunted and possessed houses. The new series will premiere Friday, July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT.

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Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi Discuss ‘Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail’

Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi star in TBS’ hit series Miracle Workers, which is heading into its third season. This season of the comedy will be taking audiences as well as the cast back to 1844. Radcliffe will play a small town preacher and Buscemi is a wanted outlaw; the two of them together definitely make an entertaining pair. Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail premieres on Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

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Sydney Sweeney, Brittany O’Grady, and Fred Hechinger Discuss ‘The White Lotus’

Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Brittany O’Grady (Little Voice), and Fred Hechinger (Fear Street) star in HBO’s newest show, The White Lotus. The six-episode limited series is a social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort and premieres on Sunday, July 11 at 9PM ET/PT. The White Lotus will air on HBO and also be available to stream on HBO Max.

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Producer Shonda Rhimes Inks New Multiyear Deal With Netflix

The visionary and Shondaland Media founder has officially signed a multiyear deal with the mega streaming platform that will expand the partnership’s content beyond television and include films, gaming, live events, and more.

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Megastars Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert’s ‘We Got Love’ Arrives This September

This September, we’ll get an inside look at the life journey and goings on of power couple Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert with their new docu-series We Got Love Teyana & Iman on the E! network. The dynamic duo embark on the ultimate life journey, navigating the many realities of married life, raising children, and creating work as career artists. We Got Love Teyana & Iman takes an authentic and unfiltered inside look at the life of Teyana, Iman, and their daughters Junie B, Baby Rue, as well as their tight-knit entourage of family and friends.

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The Middle Geeks: Shayan Sobhian of ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’

Shayan Sobhian, aka Behrad Tarazi of Legends of Tomorrow, joins Swara to discuss his upcoming episode, “This is Gus!” They talk about how Shayan relates to his character, the importance and impact of representation, and how Behrad may be developing this season. Enjoy listening! 

This is a podcast form of the interview published here for The Nerds of Color.

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NOC Interview: Shayan Sobhian of ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’

Since coming onto the Legends team in a revamped timeline in the Season 4 finale, Behrad Tarazi, younger brother of Zari Tarazi, has been a fixture on Legends of Tomorrow. But it was only this season that his actor, the mult-talented Shayan Sobhian, was promoted to a series regular. He’s the chillest member of the Waverider crew, always looking to defuse tension and make sure that he and his friends have a good time.

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Jon Prasida Knows Nothing… About Ryan’s Love Life on The CW’s ‘Kung Fu’

Jon Prasida understands everyone’s frustration when it comes to his character in The CW’s Kung Fu. Prasida’s character Ryan, the handsome medical student and only son of the Shen family, had finally gotten the acceptance he’s been longing for from his parents over his sexuality. Even more exciting, his parents like his new boyfriend, Joe (Bradley Gibson). But, with the last episode, which ended on the last day of Pride month, Joe delivered some devastating news — he’s accepted a job in Chicago, which means he’s leaving San Francisco. Feeling frustrated, Ryan walks away before discussing it further with Joe. 

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‘Grown-ish’ Returns for Senior Year This Thursday

It’s senior year for the Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) at Cal U.

Freeform’s Grown-ish finally returns this Thursday! After taking some time off school to focus on being a stylist, Zoey is back to finish her final year with her friends and finally graduate. With Aaron and Zoey finally together after three years of “will they, won’t they,” the couple are trying to make it work.

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