ICYMI: OJ Goes to ABC, Queen Latifah Heads to Travel Channel, The Last Ship Gets A Premiere Date, and More TV News
Another week, another Game of Thrones teaser. Though it’s clear enough by now that the Commander of the Night’s Watch will be ambulatory in some form, he does not appear here, but his nemesis the Night’s King appears headed for a date with young Bran Stark, who apparently spent season 5 at Man Camp.
TNT’s ratings powerhouse The Last Ship, about a Navy vessel fighting the virus that wiped out most of humanity, will be returning for its third season on TNT Sunday June 12, and they released a trailer to prove it:
Speaking of TNT, stalwart cop shows Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles – the latter heading into its final season – will be back June 13 and June 6, respectively. (Deadline)
One last TNT item: the new original series Animal Kingdom, based on the 2010 Australian feature about an orphaned teen moving in with his criminal extended family, will premiere on June 7, and stars Ellen Barkin, Shawn Hatosy, and Scott Speedman. (Deadline)
Travel Channel has had a very busy winter, and has announced premiere dates for 16 returning series and descriptions for 35 new ones. The slate includes new shows from Travel Channel headliners Andrew Zimmern and Adam Richman, and newcomer Queen Latifah. ([Deadline])(http://deadline.com/2016/03/travel-channel-2016-slate-queen-latifah-andrew-zimmern-adam-richman-1201727921/)
The uniformly glowing advance word on ESPN’s five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America – and, presumably, the warm reception FX’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson has enjoyed – has led Disney to move its June 11 premiere to ABC, with the other four parts airing on ESPN June 14, 15, 17, and 18. (Deadline)
Doubling down on three straight years of audience growth, HGTV is moving into the celebrity-lifestyle business with new shows from power couple Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, whose untitled show will see the duo restoring a South Florida mansion, and Parenthood star Monica Potter, whose Monica Potter Project will see her renovating her childhood home with her sisters. (The Hollywood Reporter)