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TV News Roundup: Watch the Trailers for Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time,’ Amazon’s ‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’

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In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix and Amazon battle it out in the trailer game as they released previews of “One Day at a Time” and “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” and more. 


Netflix has released the trailer for Norman Lear reboot “One Day At A Time,” which you can watch above or here. The show is a re-imagining of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom of the same name, and follows three generations of a Cuban-American family. The series stars Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz, with Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce as executive producers and co-showrunners alongside Norman Lear.

Amazon period drama “Z: The Beginning of Everything” is set to premiere on Friday, Jan. 27. The show is a fictionalized biography of the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Christina Ricci), the talented Southern Belle who became a Jazz Age icon. The series begins the moment Zelda meets unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in Montgomery, Alabama in 1918 and moves through their turbulent love affair and marriage. Watch the trailer here.


Whoopi Goldberg is working with Bravo to develop an untitled drama series based in Harlem for the network, Variety has confirmed. The series will center around on a Harlem crime boss, who Goldberg is rumored to be interested in playing. The current host of “The View” will serve as executive producer on the project alongside the president of her One Ho Productions company, Tom Leonardis.


Hulu has partnered with Participant Media to bring the latest season of Australian comedy series “Please Like Me” to the U.S. The series, which previously aired on now-defunct television network Pivot, will debut its fourth season on Hulu early next year. All six new episodes, as well as the complete rest of the series, will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu. The show is inspired by the stand-up comedy and real-life experiences of creator and star Josh Thomas.


Rick Fox has been cast in a recurring role in Season 2 of OWN‘s “Greenleaf.” Fox will play Darius, a handsome reporter covering the latest round of scandals at Calvary Fellowship World Ministries. His previous credits include “Dope” and “Shameless.” Season 2 will debut in spring 2017, and production is currently underway in Atlanta.

Wednesday’s “Black-ish” will feature Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth as a guest star. The episode (9:30 p.m., ABC) features a storyline set at the magazine when Zoey (Yara Shahidi) works as an intern. The episode meshes with Teen Vogue‘s current Smart Girls issue, which has Shahidi on the cover, and dovetails with the magazine’s new editorial mission of focusing on diversity, cultural appropriation, and social justice.


History survival series “Alone” has been renewed for a fourth season ahead of the Season 3 premiere on Thursday, Dec, 8. Season 3 will place 10 survivalists alone in an isolated region of Patagonia, Argentina and they must fend for themselves equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys.


The HBO documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett” is set to premiere on Jan. 30. The doc, which is told primarily through the billionaire’s own words, is described as a candid chronicle of Buffett’s life and features never-before-seen home videos, archival footage, family photographs, and interviews with his family and friends. Peter Kunhardt directs the film, with Teddy Kunhardt and George Kunhardt as producers.

WE tv‘s “Ghosts in the Hood,” will premiere Thursday, Jan. 5. The docuseries blends humor with the paranormal as a team investigates some of the most haunted places in Los Angeles. In the first episode, the Official Paranormal Operations team takes to the streets of Compton to investigate Adam’s Mortuary, a drive-thru funeral home, which is losing business due to rumors of its hauntings.

Streaming service Acorn TV‘s January slate of content will include their original movie “Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution,” premiering Jan. 30. The film stars Toby Jones and Kim Cattrall in lead roles and is a new adaptation of the acclaimed Agatha Christie short story. Season 10 of Canadian period mystery series “Murdoch Mysteries” also premieres on the streaming service next month, on Monday,Jan. 2.


NBC will celebrate the New Year with “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” which will broadcast live from Times Square in New York on Saturday, Dec. 31. Mel B will co-host with Daly, and the show will feature special performances from musical stars like Alicia Keys, Pentatonix, and Blake Shelton.


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