ICYMI: Peanuts Coming To Boomerang; Megyn Kelly Adds Robert Shapiro To Primtime Special; FOX Gives Series Order To 24: Legacy; and More TV News

Apr 29, 2016 by Sling Staff

After a semester abroad on French TV, Boomerang is bringing Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang back to U.S. TV. Peanuts is set to air May 9 and will include new episodes daily. Deadline

Donald Trump’s archnemesis, FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly had added Michael Douglas and Robert Shapiro to her interview lineup for her May 17th special Megyn Kelly Presents, which will also include a one-on-one with Mr. Trump for her first primetime special, set to air on FOX. Deadline

AMC has given the final boarding call for Hell on Wheels: the fifth and final season will premiere on June 11. Deadline

FX has optioned Don DeLillo’s yet-to-be-released book Zero K, which will hit shelves in May. The futuristic novel follows billionaire Ross Lockhart, who invests in a top-secret compound where death is controlled and bodies are perserved until medical advances can restore and cure sick individuals, like his younger wife, Artis Martineau, who has a terminal illness. Deadline

FOX has given 24: Legacy an early series order, which will reboot the 24 franchise originally starring Kiefer Sutherland, who will serve as an executive producer. Lee Daniels’ Star has also been ordered to series by FOX. Star centers on three talented sisters who try to navigate the cut-throat music business to reach success. The show is meant as a potential sister show to FOX’s hit music show Empire. Deadline

The details of sportswriter Bill Simmons' HBO show are coming into focus: it’s a weekly talk show called Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons. The 20-episode season will cover pop culture along with sports, entertainment, arts and technology. The rookie season kicks off on June 22 at 10pm on HBO. Deadline

As TBS continues to change up its original programming, the network announced a pilot order for Rob Riggle’s Sportsbook, a weekly talk show starring the former *Daily Show correspondent that would air weekly covering all things sports and entertainment. Deadline

FOX has put a hold on the new comedy series Famous, despite being slated to premiere this summer. Originally, the series was given a straight-to-series 10 episode order, but has now been taken off the schedule and will remain in development. Deadline

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