FX and Hulu to Debut New Documentary Film The New York Times Presents “Controlling Britney Spears”





FX and Hulu to Debut New Documentary Film The New York Times Presents “Controlling Britney Spears”
The follow-up to “Framing Britney Spears” premieres tonight (Friday, September 24) at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from FX]
FX and Hulu to Debut New Documentary Film The New York Times Presents “Controlling Britney Spears”

Premieres TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET on FX and Hulu

“Controlling Britney Spears” Contains New Bombshell Allegations From Whistleblowers Who Were Among Those in the Inner Circle

Directed by Samantha Stark and Produced by Liz Day, “Controlling Britney Spears” Is a Follow-up Film to FX and Hulu’s Award-Winning Documentary Film The New York Times Presents “Framing Britney Spears” (Available for Streaming on Hulu)

“Framing Britney Spears” Was Nominated for Two Emmy(R) Awards and Won the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

LOS ANGELES, September 24, 2021 – Earlier this year, FX and Hulu’s documentary feature film “Framing Britney Spears,” part of The New York Times Presents series, catalyzed international attention on the singer’s conservatorship battle. Now comes “Controlling Britney Spears,” an explosive follow-up documentary by the same team, featuring new allegations from insiders with intimate knowledge of Britney’s daily life inside the conservatorship. It will debut simultaneously tonight at 10:00 PM ET on FX and Hulu.

In a confidential report obtained by The Times, Ms. Spears told a court investigator in 2016 that her conservatorship had become “an oppressive and controlling tool against her.” But how the conservatorship has controlled her life has never been revealed. Now, in this New York Times investigation, a portrait emerges of an intense surveillance apparatus that monitored every move she made.

The film is directed by Samantha Stark, and Liz Day is supervising producer and reporter. It was produced in partnership by The New York Times and Left/Right, the same team behind “Framing Britney Spears.”

Once the insiders came forward, The Times and Left/Right felt compelled to bring this reporting to the public as soon as possible.

“When Britney spoke publicly about her conservatorship in detail for the first time during a court hearing in June, she said a reason she hadn’t spoken up earlier is she didn’t think people would believe her,” Samantha Stark said. “She said she felt abused under the conservatorship and questioned whether the judge thought she was lying. Britney’s speech motivated the people in this film to seek us out to share their stories — at great risk to themselves — because they felt compelled to back up what Britney was saying with evidence they had or moments they witnessed.”

Liz Day added, “Britney’s situation raises a lot of important questions about the conservatorship system at large and whether it is working properly. We felt that it was in the public interest to examine that.”

The next court hearing in Ms. Spears’s conservatorship case is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29. The judge is expected to hear Ms. Spears’s request to remove her father from the conservatorship as well as her father’s petition to terminate the conservatorship.

The New York Times Presents is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. Executive producers are Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Mary Robertson, Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick and Stephanie Preiss. Robertson also serves as the show runner of The New York Times Presents.

The New York Times Presents features a series of standalone documentary films powered by the unparalleled journalism and insight of journalists at The New York Times, bringing viewers close to the essential stories of our time.

“Framing Britney Spears” received Emmy(R) Award nominations for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, as well as the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information. The New York Times Presents also won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) for “The Killing of Breonna Taylor.”

The New York Times Presents hails from the same team responsible for the FX and Hulu docuseries The Weekly, which won four News & Documentary Emmy Awards, an Overseas Press Club award, and its reporting on how a predatory lending scheme had corrupted the taxi industry in New York and elsewhere was part of a body of work that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

With more than 1,700 journalists who have reported from over 160 countries since 2019, The Times publishes about 150 pieces of journalism each day, including exclusive reporting on topics ranging from politics to culture to climate to sports to business. The New York Times Presents will continue to tell those stories in a visual and unforgettable way.

About FX

FX is home to acclaimed and award-winning television available on the FX on Hulu streaming hub, the FX, FXX and FXM cable networks, and the video on-demand service FXNOW. FX on Hulu offers next day access to FX and FXX current series, FX’s library of legacy series, and exclusive original programming, including Devs, Mrs. America, A Teacher, American Horror Stories, Reservation Dogs, Y: The Last Man and the upcoming The Old Man, Fleishman is in Trouble, Class of ’09 and Under the Banner of Heaven. FX additionally features the drama series Mayans M.C., Pose, Snowfall and Taboo; the limited series American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Fargo, FEUD, Black Narcissus and the upcoming Pistol and Shōgun; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, Better Things, Breeders, DAVE, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Little Demon; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween, The Choe Show and The Premise; the weekly short-form comedy programming showcase Cake; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary features, including The New York Times Presents, The Most Dangerous Animal of All, AKA Jane Roe, A Wilderness of Error, Hip Hop Uncovered; Hysterical, PRIDE and the upcoming Welcome to Wrexham. FX is the former home of The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. FX’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network, with FXM featuring classic films, contemporary hits, award-winning features and short-form original programming. FXX is also the cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FX has received 445 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won 80 Emmys, as well as earned the most Emmy(R) Award nominations of any ad-supported cable brand for 10 consecutive years.

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act; Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy(R) Award nominated and Peabody-winning series Ramy; and Emmy(R) Award nominated series Pen15 alongside hit series Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Normal People, The Great, Hillary, Solar Opposites and Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) nominated documentary film MINDING THE GAP, Golden Globe-Award winning and Oscar(R) nominated THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films PALM SPRINGS, RUN and HAPPIEST SEASON. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place.



New on Hulu: Fall TV Premieres Available Next Day





New on Hulu: Fall TV Premieres Available Next Day
The streamer recaps its new and returning offerings from ABC, FOX and NBC.
[via press release from Hulu]
NEW ON HULU

Fall TV Premieres Available Next Day

Say goodbye to summer as you stream the best that fall TV has to offer! Whether you’re looking to discover something new or simply welcome back an old fave, Hulu’s got you covered.

BRAND NEW SERIES PREMIERES

THE WONDER YEARS (ABC)

The story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, all through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean. With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections of his past spotlight the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way.

(Now Streaming, New Episodes Thursdays)

ORDINARY JOE (NBC)

Life is all about the choices one makes — and sometimes, what one does in a single moment can change everything. Joe Kimbreau faces one of these decisions at his college graduation, leading to three parallel stories that diverge from that night. Each path finds Joe with a different career — as a nurse, a police officer or a rock star — along with different friendships, relationships and family lives, showing the unexpected ways things change — and stay the same. But when it comes down to it, there is no “right” choice; no matter what happens, Joe’s life is always messy, exciting, tough, unpredictable — and beautiful.

(Now Streaming, New Episodes Tuesdays)

THE BIG LEAP (FOX)

“The Big Leap” is a modern tale about second chances, chasing your dreams and taking back what’s yours. From creator/executive producer Liz Heldens (“The Passage,” “Friday Night Lights”), director/executive producer Jason Winer (“Modern Family,” “Perfect Harmony”) and executive producer Sue Naegle (“Soundtrack,” “The Plot Against America”), the show revolves around a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining reality dance show featuring a modern reimagining of “Swan Lake.”

(Now Streaming, New Episodes Tuesdays)

OUR KIND OF PEOPLE (FOX)

Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s provocative, critically acclaimed book, “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” the series takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful black elite have come to play for over 50 years. From writer and executive producer Karin Gist (“Star,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and executive producer Lee Daniels (“Empire,” “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”), “Our Kind of People” follows a strong-willed, single mom as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. The show is a soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of black resilience and achievement.

(Now Streaming, New Episodes Wednesdays)

ALTER EGO (FOX)

Lost dreams and second chances are reignited when singers from all walks of life become the stars they’ve always wanted to be. However, these contestants won’t perform as themselves. Rather, they’ll be given the chance to show how they’ve always wanted to be seen, creating their dream avatar alter ego to reinvent themselves, while showcasing their unique performance styles via motion capture technology. In “Alter Ego,” talent and technology come together to create a singing competition unlike anything the world has ever seen. Some of the biggest names in music are set to join the judges table, including iconic singer/songwriter and seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette; actor, singer and television personality Nick Lachey; acclaimed Canadian producer, songwriter, singer and visual artist Grimes; and multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and actor will.i.am. Emmy Award-winning personality Rocsi Diaz will host the musical spectacle.

(Now Streaming, New Episodes Thursdays)

LA BREA (NBC)

A massive sinkhole opens up in the middle of Los Angeles, separating a family between two worlds. The mother and son fall into an unexplainable primeval land alongside a group of strangers trying to figure out where they are, and how to get back home. Left above is a daughter, who barely manages to survive the disaster, and the father, whose troubled past and hallucinations make him an unlikely choice to help solve the mystery — and reunite the family. But when he realizes his visions might just be the key to finding their loved ones, time will be the only thing that stands in their way.

(Streaming Wednesday, September 29)

QUEENS (ABC)

Starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy, “Queens” follows four women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had in the ’90s when they were legends in the hip-hop world.

(Streaming Wednesday, October 20)

ABC RETURNING FAVORITES

DANCING WITH THE STARS: SEASON 30 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES TUESDAYS)

THE GOLDBERGS: SEASON 9 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

THE CONNERS: SEASON 4 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

HOME ECONOMICS: SEASON 2 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS: SEASON 4 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE: SEASON 2 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27)

SUPERMARKET SWEEP: SEASON 2 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27)

THE ROOKIE: SEASON 4 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27)

THE GOOD DOCTOR: SEASON 5 PREMIERE (STREAMING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28)

BIG SKY: SEASON 2 PREMIERE (STREAMING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1)

STATION 19: SEASON 5 PREMIERE (STREAMING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1)

GREY’S ANATOMY: SEASON 18 PREMIERE (STREAMING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1)

AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS: SEASON 32 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, OCTOBER 4)

SHARK TANK: SEASON 13 PREMIERE (STREAMING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9)

THE BACHELORETTE: SEASON 19 PREMIERE (STREAMING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20)

FOX RETURNING FAVORITES

9-1-1: SEASON 5 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES TUESDAYS)

THE RESIDENT: SEASON 5 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES WEDNESDAYS)

THE MASKED SINGER: SEASON 6 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

THE SIMPSONS: SEASON 33 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27)

THE GREAT NORTH: SEASON 2 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27)

BOB’S BURGERS: SEASON 12 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27)

FAMILY GUY: SEASON 20 PREMIERE (STREAMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27)

NBC RETURNING FAVORITES

THE VOICE: SEASON 21 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES TUESDAYS & WEDESDAYS)

NEW AMSTERDAM: SEASON 4 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES WEDNESDAYS)

CHICAGO FIRE: SEASON 10 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

CHICAGO MED: SEASON 7 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

CHICAGO P.D.: SEASON 9 PREMIERE (NOW STREAMING, NEW EPISODES THURSDAYS)

LAW & ORDER: SVU: SEASON 23 PREMIERE (STREAMING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24)

LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME: SEASON 2 PREMIERE (STREAMING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: SEASON 47 PREMIERE (STREAMING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3)

HULU ORIGINALS

COMING SOON

BAKER’S DOZEN: HULU ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERE

TRAILER

Synopsis: Passionate amateur bakers will go head-to-head with seasoned professionals in each episode of “Baker’s Dozen”. Join hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley (Emmy-award winning host of “The Real,” FOX’s “The Masked Singer” and Hallmark’s “Christmas Comes Twice”) and Bill Yosses (Author and former White House Pastry Chef) for this fast-paced competition series that will determine the best baker of all! Which of the 13 bakers has what it takes to create the next viral baking sensation, win the golden rolling pin and take home the cash prize?

Hosts: Tamera Mowry-Housley and Bill Yosses

Crew: “Baker’s Dozen” is executive produced by Sandy Varo Jarrell, Suzanne Rauscher, Justin Rae Barnes, Tara Seiner and Scott Mlodzinski for Bright Spot Content, an All3Media America company.

(Streaming Thursday, October 7)

DOPESICK: HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PREMIERE

TRAILER

Synopsis: From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, with Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson.

Credits: “Dopesick” is written by Emmy winner, Danny Strong (“Empire,” “Recount,” “Game Change”) and directed by Oscar winner, Barry Levinson (“Paterno,” “Rain Man”). Executive producers for Dopesick include Strong, John Goldwyn (“Dexter”), Keaton, Levinson, Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “The Old Man”), Beth Macy (“Dopesick”) and Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight”). The limited series is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Beth Macy, coming to Hulu from 20th Television and The Littlefield Company.

(Three-Episode Series Premiere Streaming Wednesday, October 13)

The Disney Bundle is a one-stop streaming subscription offer that gives customers the power to build and customize their video subscription plan with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Starting at $13.99 per month, subscribers get access to one of the largest streaming collections of live and on-demand entertainment, kids, news, and sports content from some of the biggest brands and franchises – with over 100,000 movie titles, TV episodes, original shows and sports events – through one single subscription. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale” to breakout hits like “Little Fires Everywhere.” ESPN+ lets you stream thousands of live events and archives, including UFC Fight Nights and PPV events, NHL, soccer matches from LaLiga, FA Cup, Bundesliga, MLS and more, MLB, PGA Tour, Grand Slam tennis, college sports from 20 conferences, and much more. The stories you love and the entertainment that you want are all on your own terms. There’s something for everyone!



Video: “The Orville: New Horizons” – Date Announcement – Hulu





Video: “The Orville: New Horizons” – Date Announcement – Hulu
New home. New missions. “The Orville: New Horizons” arrives March 10, 2022.
[via press release from Hulu]
The Orville: New Horizons I Date Announcement I Hulu

New home. New missions. The Orville: New Horizons arrives March 10, 2022.



Video: “Jacinta” Trailer – Official Trailer





TRAILER AND KEY ART DEBUT
Hulu Original Documentary “Jacinta”

Check out the official trailer and key art for Hulu Original documentary “Jacinta”. The documentary, from ABC News and Impact Partners, debuts on Hulu and in select theaters on Friday, October 8th, following an impressive festival run at DOC NYC, AFI Fest, IDFA, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary, and MountainFilm, where the film won Best Feature.

Synopsis: Filmed for over three years, “Jacinta” begins at the Maine Correctional Center where Jacinta, 26, and her mother Rosemary, 46, are incarcerated together, both recovering from drug addiction. As a child, Jacinta became entangled in her mother’s world of drugs and crime and has followed her in and out of the system since she was a teenager. This time, as Jacinta is released from prison, she hopes to maintain her sobriety and reconnect with her own daughter, Caylynn, 10, who lives with her paternal grandparents. Despite her desire to rebuild her life for her daughter, Jacinta continually struggles against the forces that first led to her addiction. With unparalleled access and a gripping vérité approach, director Jessica Earnshaw paints a deeply intimate portrait of mothers and daughters and the effects of trauma over generations.

Credits:

Directed and produced by Jessica Earnshaw. Produced by Holly Meehl and Nimisha Mukerji.
Executive Producers include Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully, Patty Quillin and Jamie Wolf.
“Jacinta” is an Endeavor Pictures Production in association with Lunamax Films and Shotglass Productions



New Hulu Original ‘Wild Crime,’ a Docuseries From ABC News, Chronicles Criminal Investigations





New Hulu Original ‘Wild Crime,’ a Docuseries From ABC News, Chronicles Criminal Investigations Within the National Park System Through the Eyes of Its Special Agents and Rangers
The First Season of ‘Wild Crime,’ Centered on the Murder Investigation of Toni Henthorn in Rocky Mountain National Park, Will Premiere Exclusively on Hulu Tuesday, Sept. 28

Eighty-five million acres make up the National Park System, and only 33 special agents nationwide are responsible for investigating crimes that occur on this public land. In ABC News’ first Hulu Original series production, “Wild Crime” chronicles this uniquely qualified team that leads the investigations as they seek to bring law and order to some of America’s most rugged and remote landscapes, tackling a new case each season.

The first installment of the series, which will debut exclusively on Hulu on Tuesday, Sept. 28, with one episode dropping each night through Friday, Oct. 1, centers on the murder of Toni Henthorn in Rocky Mountain National Park and the investigation into her husband, Harold Henthorn, through the eyes of National Park Service Special Agent Beth Shott and rangers. Over the course of four one-hour episodes, docuseries “Wild Crime” dives into the couple’s troubling relationship dynamic. While Toni and Harold are on a romantic anniversary getaway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Toni suspiciously falls to her death off of a remote cliff, and Shott investigates what may be more than an accident. The investigation into Toni’s murder also leads agent Shott to reexamine the violent and mysterious death of Harold’s first wife, Lynn, 17 years earlier. In the middle of it all is a little girl named Haley, Toni and Harold’s daughter, whose life could hang in the balance. The clock ticks for investigators to put the pieces of this puzzle together.

Produced in the Summer of 2020, the series features interviews with Special Agent Shott, fellow ISB special agents and NPS rangers, FBI agent Jonny Grusing, assistant United States attorneys Valeria Spencer and Suneeta Hazra, as well as family and friends of the Henthorns, including Toni’s father Bob Bertolet, Toni’s brother Todd Bertolet, and experts who’ve covered the case including author Caleb Hannan.

“Wild Crime” is produced for Hulu by ABC News and Lone Wolf Media. Lisa Q. Wolfinger is executive producer and director, and Rushmore DeNooyer is series producer. David Sloan serves as senior executive producer for ABC News.

EPISODE SYNOPSIS

“She Had a Bad Fall”
Harold Henthorn makes a harrowing 911 phone call, reporting that his wife Toni is gravely injured after falling off a cliff on a remote wilderness trail. By the time a ranger arrives on the scene, Toni is dead. After a routine investigation, suspicious details emerge, including that Harold’s account of the accident is inconsistent and contradicts itself. Special Agent Beth Shott of the Investigative Services Branch (ISB), the detective force of the National Park Service (NPS), starts her work on the case. At the same time, authorities begin to receive anonymous letters and phone calls, leading them to reopen an investigation into the death of Harold’s first wife, Lynn Rishell Henthorn, who died 17 years prior.

“The First Wife”
As Special Agent Shott investigates the suspicious death of Harold’s wife Toni, anonymous letters and phone calls lead authorities to reopen an investigation into the death 17 years earlier of Harold’s first wife, Lynn Rishell Henthorn, in what had appeared to be a freak accident on a remote mountain road. Shott and two of the original investigators on the case mount a new inquiry into the incident.

“A Third Victim?”
As the investigation into the suspicious death of Toni continues, Special Agent Shott learns something startling about Harold’s unusually close relationship with his sister-in-law. As the case grows in complexity, Shott is joined by FBI agent Jonny Grusing, who specializes in serial killers.

“Justice for Haley”
A search of the Henthorn home leads investigators to expose one of Harold’s biggest secrets. Shott and Grusing, her FBI partner, are confident that Harold murdered Toni, but they must assemble an airtight case with every scrap of evidence they can find. Criminal profiler Bryanna Fox provides additional insights into Harold’s background and behavior, leading investigators to worry that Harold and Toni’s young daughter, Haley, could also have been in danger.



BTS, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Elton John and More To Headline ABC’s Broadcast of ‘Global Citizen Live’





BTS, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Elton John and More To Headline ABC’s Broadcast of ‘Global Citizen Live’ Highlights Show, Sunday, Sept. 26
ABC News Live and Hulu to Air Concert in Full, Beginning Saturday, Sept. 25, and FX to Air Compilation Special on Sunday, Sept. 26

ABC will air a highlights show of “Global Citizen Live,” a once-in-a-generation day of unity across six continents from international advocacy organization Global Citizen, on SUNDAY, SEPT. 26 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT). The ABC broadcast will feature exclusive performances from across the globe by BTS, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Elton John and more to be announced at a later date. ABC News Live and Hulu will air the 24-hour event in full, beginning SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 (1:00 p.m. EDT), and FX will air a four-hour compilation special on SUNDAY, SEPT. 26 (3:00-7:00 p.m. EDT).

“Global Citizen Live” will bring together the world’s greatest artists, luminaries and concerned citizens from stages in Lagos, Nigeria; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; New York, New York; Paris, France; London, England; Seoul, Korea; Los Angeles, California; Sydney, Australia; and Mumbai, India. From stages in cities around the world, those gathered will call on world leaders, corporations and philanthropists to defend the planet and defeat poverty.

Fans and activists can join the movement at globalcitizenlive.org to take online actions, such as signing petitions to call on world leaders to deliver:

● 1 billion trees planted and preserved to help prevent global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by curbing emissions and supporting 1t.org

● 1 billion vaccines to the poorest countries

● Meals for the 41 million people on the brink of famine

Artists donating their time and talent to this global day of unity:

● NEW YORK CITY in Central Park (presented by Citi and Cisco) with Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, Shawn Mendes, and special guest performances by Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, and Lang Lang

● PARIS at Champ de Mars with Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Doja Cat, Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens and special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo, Charlie Puth, & Fatma Said.

● LOS ANGELES at The Greek Theatre (presented by Verizon) with Stevie Wonder, Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers, and 5 Seconds of Summer

● LONDON with Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and Rag’n’Bone Man

● LAGOS with Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Made Kuti

● RIO DE JANEIRO with Alok, Mart’nália, Criolo, Liniker, with special guests Tropkillaz, and Mosquito, in partnership with Rock In Rio.

● SEOUL with BTS

● SYDNEY with Delta Goodrem

● MUMBAI hosted by Anil Kapoor, with Sadhguru, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Janhvi Kapoor, KiaraAdvani, Riteish Deshmukh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinhawith, in partnership with Wizcraft.

Health & Safety – “Global Citizen Live” events comply with the latest COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Attendees at events must be fully vaccinated two weeks before the event (exceptions made for guests unable to be vaccinated who must submit a negative PCR test from within 72 hours of the show’s start). All attendees must be masked, regardless of vaccination status.

“Global Citizen Live” is supported by a corporate coalition, including Global Partners: Accenture, Cisco, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Salesforce, Verizon, and campaign partners Hilton, WW International, and World Wide Technology who will engage support from the private sector in driving new commitments toward the campaign’s policy objectives. Access Bank is a “Global Citizen Live” campaign partner in Nigeria. Executive producers of the “Global Citizen Live” campaign include Michele Anthony for UMG, Francine Katsoudas, Tina Kennedy, Eric Ortner, Guy Oseary, Michael Rapino for Live Nation, Brian N. Sheth, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby and Chris Stadler. The “Global Citizen Live” broadcast will be executive produced by Jane Y. Mun, with producing partners Deviants Media, Diversified Production Services, Done+Dusted Productions, Ken Ehrlich Productions, Live Nation, Livewire Pictures, TMPL Motion Pictures, and U-Live (a UMG Nigeria company).

Visit www.globalcitizen.org; follow @glblctzn on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter and YouTube.

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About Global Citizen
Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards with tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. For more information, visit GlobalCitizen.org.



TEASER: “MARVEL’S HIT-MONKEY” A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES





TEASER: “MARVEL’S HIT-MONKEY” A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES

Hulu Original “Marvel’s Hit-Monkey” premieres on November 17th, 2021 with all ten episodes. Check out our official date announcement teaser below!

SYNOPSIS: After a Japanese snow monkey’s tribe is slaughtered, he joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin and together, they begin killing their way through the Yakuza underworld.

CAST: George Takei, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn, Ally Maki, Nobi Nakanishi and Fred Tatasciore.

CREDITS: Co-created and executive produced by Josh Gordon & Will Speck. Executive produced by Joe Quesada.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Shinji (voiced by George Takei)
A lifelong public servant who has been the man behind the political career of Ken Takahara, his friend and political mentor. But when tragedy strikes, it falls to Shinji to pick up the baton and carry their political dreams forward. A good and honest man who raised his niece Akiko all by himself after the death of her parents. Shinji is the kind of politician everyone wishes they could have.

Bryce (voiced by Jason Sudeikis)
A world-weary Assassin who’s made some unbelievably poor life choices. He drowns his sorrows in work, travel, and gambling but when it comes to doing hits, there’s no one better. After he’s killed in the Japanese Alps, the ghost of Bryce and Monkey are tied together on a revenge quest. A terrible mentor with a sarcastic, cynical view of the world, Bryce must ultimately dig deep within himself in order to complete his final mission and help Monkey become who he was meant to be.

Akiko (voiced by Olivia Munn)
Smart, ambitious and powerful, Akiko is the niece of Shinji Yokohama the future Prime Minister of Japan. Having spent time in the west for College and Law School, she has returned with strong opinions about the future of her Uncle’s campaign. Her inherently good nature however masks a darker side, one that will emerge as the season progresses.

Haruka (voiced by Ally Maki)
An honest cop from a small town in the north, Haruka comes to Tokyo with dreams of reforming a corrupt city. But can she hold on to her values in the face of so much vice? Her new partner Ito will test her sense of right and wrong and ultimately prove to be the mentor she has always looked for. But when it falls to her to complete their case, will she have what it takes to become the cop she has always felt she could be?

Ito (voiced by Nobi Nakanishi)
The laughing stock of the Tokyo Police Department, and struggling with a drinking problem, Ito is the only one in Tokyo who suspects that Hit Monkey may actually be one of the good guys. But no one, not even his new partner Haruka believes him. He will have to dig deep into his past, and face his demons in order to finally restore his honor.

Monkey (voiced by Fred Tatasciore)
Monkey’s peaceful existence in the Japanese alps is shattered by the tragic loss of his tribe—setting him on a course of revenge and violence in the very world of humans that are responsible for his plight. He’s a killer of killers with a bit of a rage problem. Throughout the series, he must learn to navigate the struggle between his inherently sweet nature and the evil acts he must commit. It’s through his complicated friendship with the Ghost of Bryce (a former assassin and now, Monkey’s unwanted conscience), that will determine whether Monkey will be consumed by his rage or channel it for good. This is the story of Hit Monkey.



TRAILER AND KEY ART DEBUT: HULU’S “DOPESICK”





TRAILER AND KEY ART DEBUT: HULU’S “DOPESICK”

Hulu Original “Dopesick” premieres on Wednesday, October 13th with the first three episodes. New episodes stream weekly.

SYNOPSIS: From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.

CAST: The eight-episode series stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, with Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson. Guest stars include Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman.

CREDITS: “Dopesick” is written by Emmy winner, Danny Strong (“Empire,” “Recount,” “Game Change”) and directed by Oscar winner, Barry Levinson (“Paterno,” “Rain Main”). Executive producers for “Dopesick” include Strong, John Goldwyn (“Dexter”), Keaton, Levinson, Warren Littlefield (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Fargo,” “The Old Man”), Beth Macy (“Dopesick”) and Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight”).



FX and Hulu Set Premiere Date for Next Film from “The New York Times Presents”





FX and Hulu Set Premiere Date for Next Film from “The New York Times Presents” – “Move Fast & Vape Things”
In the eighth film, two Stanford graduate students had an inspired idea and an idealistic mission: create an e-cigarette that would help millions of people stop smoking.
[via press release from FX]
FX and Hulu Set Premiere Date for Next Film From The New York Times Presents

Move Fast & Vape Things

Premieres Friday, September 17th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX and Hulu

Award-Winning, Impactful The New York Times Presents Films Include Framing Britney Spears, Nominated for Two Emmy(R) Awards and a TCA Award, and The Killing of Breonna Taylor

LOS ANGELES, September 15, 2021 – The New York Times Presents’ latest film, Move Fast & Vape Things, an investigation into the e-cigarette company Juul, will premiere Friday, September 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX and Hulu simultaneously.

In Move Fast & Vape Things, the eighth film from The New York Times Presents, two Stanford graduate students had an inspired idea and an idealistic mission: create an e-cigarette that would help millions of people stop smoking. How did the founders of Juul lose their way and end up accused of addicting a whole new generation?

The film, directed by John Pappas, features exclusive interviews with several insiders, including the creative director of Juul’s advertising campaign that is now the centerpiece of hundreds of lawsuits against the company. The film also explores the F.D.A.’s response and features former commissioner Scott Gottlieb speaking for the first time about his experience – and regrets. And it features a never-before-seen source who resigned from a public health journal over a special pro-vaping issue paid for by Juul.

The New York Times Presents features a series of standalone documentary films powered by the unparalleled journalism and insight of journalists at The New York Times, bringing viewers close to the essential stories of our time.

Framing Britney Spears received Emmy(R) Award nominations for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, as well as a TCA Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information. The film continues to generate intense interest, public debate and to capture the pop culture zeitgeist. The New York Times Presents also won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) for “The Killing of Breonna Taylor.”

The New York Times Presents hails from the same team responsible for the FX and Hulu docuseries The Weekly, which won four News & Documentary Emmy Awards, an Overseas Press Club award, and its reporting on how a predatory lending scheme had corrupted the taxi industry in New York and elsewhere was part of a body of work that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

The New York Times Presents is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. Executive producers are Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Mary Robertson, Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick and Stephanie Preiss.

With more than 1,700 journalists who have reported from over 160 countries since 2019, The Times publishes about 150 pieces of journalism each day, including exclusive reporting on topics ranging from politics to culture to climate to sports to business. The New York Times Presents will continue to tell those stories in a visual and unforgettable way.

About FX

FX is home to acclaimed and award-winning television available on the FX on Hulu streaming hub, the FX, FXX and FXM cable networks, and the video on-demand service FXNOW. FX on Hulu offers next day access to FX and FXX current series, FX’s library of legacy series, and exclusive original programming, including Devs, Mrs. America, A Teacher, American Horror Stories, Reservation Dogs, Y: The Last Man and the upcoming The Old Man, Fleishman is in Trouble, Class of ’09 and Under the Banner of Heaven. FX additionally features the drama series Mayans M.C., Pose, Snowfall and Taboo; the limited series American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Fargo, FEUD, Black Narcissus and the upcoming Pistol and Shōgun; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, Better Things, Breeders, DAVE, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Little Demon; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween, The Choe Show and The Premise; the weekly short-form comedy programming showcase Cake; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary features, including The New York Times Presents, The Most Dangerous Animal of All, AKA Jane Roe, A Wilderness of Error, Hip Hop Uncovered; Hysterical, PRIDE and the upcoming Welcome to Wrexham. FX is the former home of The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. FX’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network, with FXM featuring classic films, contemporary hits, award-winning features and short-form original programming. FXX is also the cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. Over the past decade, FX has received 385 Emmy(R) Award nominations and won 68 Emmys. FX has earned the most Emmy(R) Award nominations of any ad-supported cable brand for 10 consecutive years.

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act; Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy(R) Award nominated and Peabody-winning series Ramy; and Emmy(R) Award nominated series Pen15 alongside hit series Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Normal People, The Great, Hillary, Solar Opposites and Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) nominated documentary film Minding the Gap, Golden Globe-Award winning and Oscar(R) nominated THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films PALM SPRINGS, RUN and HAPPIEST SEASON. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place.



HULU ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF CRIMINALLY SUCCESSFUL COMEDY SERIES ‘ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING’





HULU ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF CRIMINALLY SUCCESSFUL COMEDY SERIES ‘ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING’

“Only Murders in the Building,” the hit Hulu Original comedy series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez has been picked up for a second season.

“Only Murders in the Building” debuted as the most-watched Hulu Original comedy on premiere day and also the most-watched comedy on premiere day across all SVOD titles ever on the platform. Additionally, the 20th Television produced series has maintained a 100% Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score since launch.

“‘Only Murders in the Building’ reflects the kind of creative excellence that is the hallmark of Hulu Originals. Steve, John and Dan have created a uniquely captivating and entertaining series. The audience’s response to the delightful blend of mystery, humor and emotion in the show has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to follow this unlikely trio on their next adventure,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals.

“There has been something about this project that felt almost fated from the start; from Dan’s first lunch with Steve in which Steve happened to mention he had an idea for a series, to John jumping aboard to co-create it, to Steve’s agreeing to star but only if Marty joined him, to the inspired addition of Selena. The comedy this team delivered has been the obsession of every executive at this studio, and our friends at Hulu have treated it like the crown jewel that it is. And now, thanks to the incredible audience response, we are so happy to say there will be more murders in the building — which is great news for everyone, except perhaps the residents of the Arconia,” said Karey Burke, president, 20th Television.

“Everyone in our amazing ‘Building’ worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times — and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu and 20th TV — to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection. To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue — and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy — is too exciting for words. So I’ll shut up now — and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!” said co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman.

Added executive producer Dan Fogelman, “If you’d told 15-year-old me that I’d Zoom multiple times this week with Steve Martin and Martin Short to celebrate our show’s launch, I would have asked ‘What’s Zoom?’ But this is still all incredibly exciting. I’m so proud of all involved and grateful to Dana, Craig and Karey, and our fantastic partners at Disney, 20th and Hulu.”

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. “Only Murders in the Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

“Only Murders in the Building” hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie,” “Looking”). Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

A new episode dropped today in which Mabel slips away on a solo mission tracking the victim’s final days. Suspicious, Charles and Oliver follow her.

“Only Murders in the Building” is the latest series to join Hulu’s acclaimed slate of original comedies including such award-winning series such as “Ramy,” “Pen15,” “Shrill” and “The Great,” among others.

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers instant access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals like Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act; Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody-winning series Ramy; and Emmy Award-nominated series Pen15 alongside hit series Little Fires Everywhere from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Normal People, The Great, Hillary and Solar Opposites; Oscar® and Emmy nominated documentary film Minding the Gap, Golden Globe-Award winning and Oscar-nominated The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films Palm Springs, Run and Happiest Season. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place. Upcoming Original releases include true-crime-inspired comedy Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez and the book-to-screen adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.