Reindeer in Here – new animated special 11/29/22

“REINDEER IN HERE®” ANNOUNCES THE STAR-STUDDED CAST BEHIND THE NEW ONE-HOUR ANIMATED HOLIDAY SPECIAL, PREMIERING TUESDAY, NOV. 29, ON CBS

Cast Led by Adam Devine, Jim Gaffigan, Melissa Villaseñor, Henry Winkler, Candace Cameron Bure, Donald Faison, Jo Koy, Gabriel Bateman and Brooke Monroe Conaway

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CBS announced today the star-studded voices behind the new CBS Original animated holiday special REINDEER IN HERE®, which premieres Tuesday, Nov. 29 (9:01-10:01 PM, PT/ET), on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. The one-hour special, filled with joy and magic for the whole family, will immediately follow the beloved holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (8:00-9:01 PM, ET/PT).

REINDEER IN HERE’s cast includes Adam Devine voicing Blizzard “Blizz;” Jim Gaffigan voicing Santa; Melissa Villaseñor voicing Candy; Henry Winkler voicing Smiley; Candace Cameron Bure voicing Pinky; Donald Faison voicing Bucky; Jo Koy voicing Hawk; Gabriel Bateman voicing Theo; and Brooke Monroe Conaway voicing Isla.

Based on the award-winning Christmas book and plush set created by acclaimed author Adam Reed, written for the screen by Greg Erb & Jason Oremland, and directed by former head of animation for Walt Disney Animation Studios Lino DiSalvo, REINDEER IN HERE is the heartwarming story of how Blizzard (Blizz), a young reindeer who has one antler that is significantly smaller than the other, and his unique group of friends band together to save the future of Christmas. In doing so, they unknowingly create a magical holiday tradition like none other.

Meet the REINDEER IN HERE Cast and Characters:

Character: Blizzard (Blizz), a young reindeer living at the North Pole who has an unusual trait – one antler that is significantly smaller than the other – voiced by actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter and producer Adam Devine.

Character: Santa, voiced by Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, New York Times bestselling author, Emmy-winning performer, and multiplatinum-selling recording artist Jim Gaffigan.

Character: Candy, the oversharing snowgirl, voiced by comedian, actor, artist and author Melissa Villaseñor.

Character: Smiley, an adorable and hilarious elf who has served as Santa’s harried H.O.H.O (head of holiday operations) for the past 500 years, voiced by Emmy Award-winning actor Henry Winkler.

Character: Pinky, the beautifully blingy and only all-pink reindeer at the North Pole, voiced by Emmy-nominated actor, director, New York Times bestselling author and producer Candace Cameron Bure.

Character: Bucky, the big-toothed nervous-Nelly reindeer, voiced by actor and comedian Donald Faison.

Character: Hawk, the endearingly dim-witted mohawked polar bear, voiced by stand-up comedian and actor Jo Koy.

Character: Theo, a lonely 10-year-old boy and the new kid in town who longs to make friends, voiced by young actor Gabriel Bateman.

Character: Isla, Theo’s brilliant classmate, voiced by young actor Brooke Monroe Conaway.

Reindeer in Here, the Simon and Schuster book inspiring the animated special, is now available as an updated giftable boxed set. The set comes with a timeless picture book and a lovable, huggable plush and charming new illustrations.

REINDEER IN HERE is executive produced by Adam Reed and based on the book of the same name. The special is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ animation arm. Executive producers and writers are Greg Erb and Jason Oremland (credits include Oscar-nominated “The Princess and The Frog” and MONSTER HIGH: THE MOVIE for Paramount+). Jonathan Koch and Sander Schwartz are executive producers and Lino DiSalvo is director and executive producer. Animation production is by Ottawa-based JamFilled. Executive producers for JamFilled are Jamie Leclaire, Phil Lafrance and Kyle Mac Dougall.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on-demand. Essential tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.

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Pickled -comedy sports special 11/17/22 on CBS

There are two press releases here

CBS ANNOUNCES 16 CELEBRITIES COMPETING ON “PICKLED,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPORTS COMEDY SPECIAL FEATURING ACTION-PACKED PICKLEBALL, AMERICA’S HOTTEST AND FASTEST-GROWING SPORT, TO AIR NOV. 17 ON CBS

CBS ANNOUNCES 16 CELEBRITIES COMPETING ON “PICKLED,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPORTS COMEDY SPECIAL FEATURING ACTION-PACKED PICKLEBALL, AMERICA’S HOTTEST AND FASTEST-GROWING SPORT, TO AIR NOV. 17 ON CBS

Hosted by Emmy Award-Winner Stephen Colbert of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the All-Star Lineup of Players Includes Jimmie Allen, Murray Bartlett, Dierks Bentley, Jaime Camil, Will Ferrell, Max Greenfield, Luis Guzman, Phil Keoghan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tig Notaro, June Diane Raphael, Kelly Rowland, Paul Scheer, Aisha Tyler and Emma Watson

National Anthem Performed as a Duet by Singer-Songwriter Kenny Loggins and Stephen Colbert

Produced by Spartina, Funny Or Die and CBS Studios, the Special was Played in Support of the Non-Profit Comic Relief US

CBS announced today the 16 celebrities competing in the new, two-hour sports comedy special PICKLED. The pickleball tournament, produced by Stephen Colbert’s Spartina, Funny Or Die and CBS Studios, will air Thursday, Nov. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Emmy Award-winner Stephen Colbert of THE LATE SHOW hosts this hilarious and cutthroat pickleball competition, featuring teams playing against each other to benefit the non-profit Comic Relief US and ultimately win the coveted totem of excellence: the Colbert Cup!

“If you love pickleball and you love celebrities and you love helping people, you’re going to love watching these celebrities help people by playing pickleball,” said host Stephen Colbert.

“Funny Or Die is so proud to produce PICKLED. Along with Stephen Colbert, CBS and our celebrity players, we all came together for two great causes: to support Comic Relief US and to add more articles about Pickleball to everyone’s newsfeed,” said Mike Farah, CEO of Funny Or Die.

“Comic Relief US is thrilled to be a part of this special entertainment event to support the millions of children and families living in poverty. Thank you to the amazing Stephen Colbert, Spartina, CBS, Funny Or Die and all of our celebrity friends who will now get to play Pickleball for a good cause!” said Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US.

The 16 celebrities who will team up and battle it out on the PICKLED court are: Jimmie Allen, Murray Bartlett, Dierks Bentley, Jaime Camil, Will Ferrell, Max Greenfield, Luis Guzman, Phil Keoghan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tig Notaro, June Diane Raphael, Kelly Rowland, Paul Scheer, Aisha Tyler and Emma Watson.

All-star announcers, including Cari Champion, John Michael Higgins and Bill Raftery, add color and commentary to the thrilling matches. After the national anthem is performed as a duet by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins and Stephen Colbert, the 16 celebrities take to the court to battle for the honor of being named the PICKLED champions.

Stephen Colbert’s Spartina, Funny Or Die and CBS are joining forces with Comic Relief to re-ignite the magic of creating change through comedy with PICKLED. Calls to action during the broadcast will raise funds to support Comic Relief’s safety programs, which address the life-altering impact of homelessness, rootlessness and lack of safety often experienced by children and families living in poverty. In addition to funds raised from the broadcast event and at ComicRelief.org/pickled, Comic Relief will also be engaging pickleball leagues, lovers and communities across the U.S. to get in on the fun to help children and families experiencing homelessness.

PICKLED partnered with two brands as exclusive sponsors of the event.

Claussen Pickles, the Original Cold Crunch, brought viewers a fun, comedic take on the traditional mid-game recap – “The Claussen Crunch Time-Halftime Show.” The host and analysts gathered in the branded space with the competitors to review first-half highlights and laugh about the lighter moments in the matches. Of course, there were pickles provided by the brand, for everyone including the fans in attendance to enjoy.

OOFOS Active Recovery footwear presented the “OOFOS Recovery Lounge.” After each competitive pickleball match, players could cool off in the courtside branded tent to begin active recovery while conducting their post-match interviews. The premium lounge included a misting system, comfortable chairs and displays featuring the latest OOFOS styles.

PICKLED is produced by Funny Or Die in association with Spartina and CBS Studios. Executive producers are showrunner K.P. Anderson, Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Henry R. Muñoz III, and Spartina’s Stephen Colbert, Carrie Byalick, Evelyn McGee Colbert and Tom Purcell.

About Spartina

Founded by Stephen Colbert, Spartina is a production company with a first-look deal at CBS Studios. Spartina has produced several projects including Comedy Central’s “Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News” and “Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God,” and Hulu’s “Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself.” Spartina is on a mission to make the world a little bit better through content that brings people joy.

About Funny Or Die (FOD)

Funny Or Die (FOD) is a renowned entertainment brand and independent comedy studio that creates premium content in TV, movies, digital, and more. Recent credits include the pop-culture film phenomenon “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” starring Daniel Radcliffe (Roku), as well as the critically acclaimed mockumentary series PLAYERS on Paramount +. A company with a uniquely high profile across multiple media, FOD has won six Emmy Awards and dozens of Emmy nominations, two Clios, a Peabody, and a Cannes Golden Lion for everything from iconic TV shows like “Billy on the Street” (TBS) and “American Vandal” (Netflix) to groundbreaking multiplatform IP like Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” and Hank Azaria’s “Brockmire,” all while continuing to reach a global audience of more than 40 million people across our social platforms.In 2021, FOD was acquired by the designer and activist Henry R. Muñoz III, and we rededicated ourselves to the mission of our original founders, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay – to not only make people laugh, but also inspire critical thinking, inclusion, and social change.

About CBS Studios

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

About Comic Relief

Comic Relief US harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive change to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, in the United States and around the world. Since 2015, The nonprofit has raised over $380 million by mobilizing donors of all ages to engage with causes through powerful content-driven campaigns and new digital platforms. Donations are invested in grantee partners and social impact programs that ensure children are safe, healthy, educated and empowered and that address the root causes of poverty in communities most impacted. Comic Relief US, also known as Comic Relief, Inc., is a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. For more information about Comic Relief US and its impact, visit www.comicrelief.org. Follow @ComicReliefUS on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.

CBS SOCIAL:

Pickled Hashtag: #Pickled

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbs

CBS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cbstv

CBS TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cbs

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RATING: To Be Announced

SECOND PRESS RELEASE:

CBS ANNOUNCES EIGHT CELEBRITY TEAMS COMPETING ON “PICKLED,” INCLUDING THE VOLLEY RANCHERS, PARTY ‘TIL YOU CUKE, WHEN HARRY NET RALLY, AND THE PADDLE SNAKES

WHAT’S THE BIG DILL?

The Two-Hour Sports Comedy Special Airing Nov. 17 on CBS Is Hosted by Emmy Award-Winner Stephen Colbert of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

CBS announced today the eight celebrity teams competing in the new two-hour sports comedy special PICKLED. The pickleball tournament, produced by Stephen Colbert’s Spartina, Funny Or Die and CBS Studios, will air Thursday, Nov. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Emmy Award-winner Stephen Colbert of THE LATE SHOW hosts this cutthroat pickleball competition.

Below, meet the acclaimed teams playing to benefit the non-profit Comic Relief US and ultimately win the coveted totem of excellence: The Colbert Cup!

TEAM: DINK FLOYD

CELEBRITIES: Kelly Rowland and Murray Bartlett

TEAM: PARTY ‘TIL YOU CUKE

CELEBRITIES: Tig Notaro and “Mystery Player”

TEAM: THE PADDLE SNAKES

CELEBRITIES: June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer

TEAM: TAKE THIS LOB AND SHOVE IT

CELEBRITIES: Jaime Camil and Aisha Tyler

TEAM: THE VOLLEY RANCHERS

CELEBRITIES: Sugar Ray Leonard and Emma Watson

TEAM: DANIEL DAE LUIS

CELEBRITIES: Luis Guzmán and Daniel Dae Kim

TEAM: DILL-I-AM

CELEBRITIES: Jimmie Allen and Max Greenfield

TEAM: WHEN HARRY NET RALLY

CELEBRITIES: Dierks Bentley and Phil Keoghan

All-star announcers, including Cari Champion, John Michael Higgins and Bill Raftery, add color and commentary to the thrilling matches. After the national anthem is performed as a duet by singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins and Stephen Colbert, the eight celebrity teams take to the court to battle for the honor of being named the PICKLED champions.

Stephen Colbert’s Spartina, Funny Or Die and CBS are joining forces with Comic Relief to re-ignite the magic of creating change through comedy with PICKLED. Calls to action during the broadcast will raise funds to support Comic Relief’s safety programs, which address the life-altering impact of homelessness, rootlessness and lack of safety often experienced by children and families living in poverty.In addition to funds raised from the broadcast event and at ComicRelief.org/pickled, Comic Relief will also be engaging pickleball leagues, lovers and communities across the U.S. to get in on the fun to help children and families experiencing homelessness.

PICKLED partnered with two brands as exclusive sponsors of the event.

Claussen Pickles, the Original Cold Crunch, brought viewers a fun, comedic take on the traditional mid-game recap – “The Claussen Crunch Time-Halftime Show.” The host and analysts gathered in the branded space with the competitors to review first-half highlights and laugh about the lighter moments in the matches. Of course, there were pickles provided by the brand, for everyone including the fans in attendance to enjoy.

OOFOS Active Recovery footwear presented the “OOFOS Recovery Lounge.” After each competitive pickleball match, players could cool off in the courtside branded tent to begin active recovery while conducting their post-match interviews. The premium lounge included a misting system, comfortable chairs and displays featuring the latest OOFOS styles.

PICKLED is produced by Funny Or Die in association with Spartina and CBS Studios. Executive producers are showrunner K.P. Anderson, Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Henry R. Muñoz III, and Spartina’s Stephen Colbert, Carrie Byalick, Evelyn McGee Colbert and Tom Purcell.

About Spartina

Founded by Stephen Colbert, Spartina is a production company with a first-look deal at CBS Studios. Spartina has produced several projects including Comedy Central’s “Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News” and “Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God,” and Hulu’s “Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself.” Spartina is on a mission to make the world a little bit better through content that brings people joy.

About Funny Or Die (FOD)

Funny Or Die (FOD) is a renowned entertainment brand and independent comedy studio that creates premium content in TV, movies, digital, and more. Recent credits include the pop-culture film phenomenon “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” starring Daniel Radcliffe (Roku), as well as the critically acclaimed mockumentary series PLAYERS on Paramount+. A company with a uniquely high profile across multiple media, FOD has won six Emmy Awards and dozens of Emmy nominations, two Clios, a Peabody, and a Cannes Golden Lion for everything from iconic TV shows like “Billy on the Street” (TBS) and “American Vandal” (Netflix) to groundbreaking multiplatform IP like Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” and Hank Azaria’s “Brockmire,” all while continuing to reach a global audience of more than 40 million people across our social platforms.In 2021, FOD was acquired by the designer and activist Henry R. Muñoz III, and we rededicated ourselves to the mission of our original founders, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay – to not only make people laugh, but also inspire critical thinking, inclusion, and social change.

About CBS Studios

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

About Comic Relief

Comic Relief US harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive change to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, in the United States and around the world. Since 2015, The nonprofit has raised over $380 million by mobilizing donors of all ages to engage with causes through powerful content-driven campaigns and new digital platforms. Donations are invested in grantee partners and social impact programs that ensure children are safe, healthy, educated and empowered and that address the root causes of poverty in communities most impacted. Comic Relief US, also known as Comic Relief, Inc., is a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. For more information about Comic Relief US and its impact, visit www.comicrelief.org. Follow @ComicReliefUS on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.

CBS SOCIAL:

Pickled Hashtag: #Pickled

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbs

CBS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cbstv

CBS TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cbs

CBS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBS/

CBS PR Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

RATING: To Be Announced

Ukraine: Answering the Call 7/3 on NBC

NBC ANNOUNCES HOURLONG PRIMETIME SPECIAL ‘UKRAINE: ANSWERING THE CALL,’ FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS, STARS AND MUSICAL ICONS BENEFITING THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

breaking news | June 27, 2022Broadcast to Air Sunday, July 3 from 7-8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC

 

NEW YORK, NY – June 27, 2022 – In solidarity with the people affected by the escalating war in Ukraine, NBC will present an hourlong primetime special aimed at educating, raising funds for those whose lives have been shattered by the crisis, and spreading awareness through the power of entertainment – an answer to the call from President Volodymyr Zelensky who has challenged Americans to use their voices to reach those who want peace.

“Ukraine: Answering the Call” airs Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The evening will include special appearances by José Andrés, Jon Batiste, Kristen Bell, Brandi Carlile, Brian Cox, Jeff Daniels, Vera Farmiga, Lena Headey, Alicia Keys, Simu Liu, Julianne Moore, Brad Paisley, Rosie Perez and more.

Broadway luminaries Rachel Bay Jones, Brenda Braxton, Liz Callaway, Lilla Crawford, Juwan Crawley, José Llana, Beth Malone, Andrea McArdle, Bonnie Milligan, Orfeh, Krysta Rodriguez, Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley and NaTasha Yvette Williams will come together for a special rendition of “What the World Needs Now is Love.”

Zelensky will address Americans during the special and audiences will also hear remarks from Andriy Yermak, the Ukrainian Head of the Presidential Administration. NBC News will share reports on the stories of real people all around the world who are impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.

During the broadcast, viewers will have the chance to help families impacted by the crisis in Ukraine by donating to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization that helps people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover and rebuild their lives. Plus, fan engagement platform Buzznog will also give viewers the opportunity to contribute to relief efforts with a digital collectible created by a Ukrainian artist available exclusively through the Zelus Wallet via a QR Code on-screen during the telethon. For every download of the digital collectible, Zelus is donating $10 to the IRC up to $500,000.

The IRC has been on the ground in Poland and Ukraine since the onset of the crisis, working closely with partners to reach affected people and families with essential health and protection services. For more information, visit: www.ukraineansweringthecall.com.

“Ukraine: Answering the Call” is produced by Done+Dusted. David Jammy, Elizabeth Kelly, Ian Stewart, Nicolle Wallace and David Wild serve as executive producers.

 

Video: “Special” Season 2 – Official Trailer – Netflix





Video: “Special” Season 2 – Official Trailer – Netflix
Now semi-estranged from his mother, Ryan continues exploring the world on his own, with all the complex ups and downs life and love have to offer.
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Special Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Why be normal, when you can be Special? From the heart and mind of Ryan O’Connell, Special returns to Netflix on May 20th.

Watch Special, only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/Special​