ICYMI: New Trailer For Game of Thrones; Freeform Renews Young & Hungry; AMC Releases Character Pictures For Preacher; and More TV News

Mar 11, 2016 by Sling Staff

Lena Headey, the actress blessed to play Cersei in Game of Thrones, teased fans on Twitter Sunday, saying season six is “worth the agonizing wait,” which we all got a taste of a couple of days later when the full season six trailer was released. Our heads are still spinning. (Entertainment Weekly)

Huey, Louie and Dewey are back at it with Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge for the reboot of the beloved DuckTales series on Disney XD. No exact release date has been set, but first-look art has been released as well as plans for the series to air in 2017. (Entertainment Weekly)

Disney Jr. has ordered two new series: Vampirina and Puppy Dog Tails. Vampirina is based off the book series Vampirina Ballerina about a young vampire girl, who moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Puppy Dog Tails centers on two young pug puppies named Bingo and Rolly, whose sense of adventure takes them on new journeys every day. Disney Jr. has also announced renewal of The Lion Guard and Goldie & Bear. (Deadline)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is continuing her love affair with HBO, but this time she’ll be behind the camera. The Veep star is producing a miniseries called ‘Soldier Girls, which is based off of the 2014 non-fiction book called, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe. The series will tell the real-life stories of three women who enlist in the Nation Guard and become friends while they serve their country during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. (Deadline)

Kevin From Work is now out of work. After just one season, Freeform has cancelled the show. (Deadline)

After seven seasons, creator and executive producer Rob Corddry is pulling the plug on Children’s Hospital. The 15-minute, Emmy-winning Adult Swim show debuted in 2008 and has featured Megan Mullally, Lake Bell, Malin Ackerman, Henry Winkler, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Nick Kroll, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele. (Deadline)

As the Primetime Emmy Awards return to ABC this year, so does ABC late-night staple Jimmy Kimmel for hosting duties. The last time Kimmel hosted was in 2012, which was the last time the show was broadcast on ABC. The Emmy’s will take place Sunday, September 18th. (Deadline)

Freeform’s original series Young & Hungry has been renewed for a fourth season – the first series renewal under the new network name and a staple of the network’s comedy ventures. (Deadline)

AMC has announced the return of Into The Badlands for a second season, which is set to premiere in 2017. (AMC)

Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown is set to guest star on the seventh and final season of Rizzoli & Isles as a U.S. Postal Inspector with a passion for her job. The sixth season of Rizzoli & Isles will conclude on March 15th. ([TV Line])http://tvline.com/2016/03/09/rizzoli-isles-final-season-8-yvette-nicole-brown-cast/))

AMC has released the first three character photos of their newest drama, the comic-book adaptation of Preacher. The show is set to premiere in May and stars Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter, Captain America: The First Avenger). (Deadline)

True Blood’s Anna Paquin to star in ABC’s new drama Broken, which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon. The show will follow Gemma (Paquin), a ruthless divorce lawyer in Dallas, but when she gets involved with her sister (Charity Wakefield), whose life is in shambles, she finds herself leaning into bad habits and the exposure of hidden family secrets. (Deadline)

Epix’s latest original documentary Serena is set to premiere on June 22, 2016 and will explore the life, both on and off the court, of four-time Olympic gold medalist and sports icon Serena Williams during her 2015 quest to complete a calendar grand slam. (Deadline)

The resurrection of Cartoon Network’s Powerpuff Girls will air back-to-back, starting at 6pm April 4 and then will air every weeknight at 6pm through April 15 before it takes on its normal timeslot of Thursdays at 6pm on April 21. (Deadline)

From the minds behind Eastbound & Down comes a new HBO comedy starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins (Django Unchained, Justified) called Vice Principals. The new comedy is set to premiere this July and has already been greenlit for two seasons. (Indiewire)

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