TV News Roundup: Netflix Reveals First Look at ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

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In today's television news summary, Netflix gives a first glimpse into the second season of "The Umbrella Academy". Showtime will host a virtual concert on June 21 that will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative.
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Nickelodeon has signed an overall contract with 13-year-old social media influencer and hip-hop artist Alaya "That Girl Lay Lay" High. Nickelodeon and High will work together to develop multi-platform programs, develop music initiatives, and build a consumer goods business spanning fashion, accessories, and publishing. High has been rapping, singing, writing and producing since he was five and has already impressed people like Nick Cannon and Le'Veon Bell. At the age of 11 she was the youngest rapper to sign a record deal with Fresh Rebel Muzik / Empire and released her debut album "Tha Cheat Code" in September 2018.
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EVENTS
Amazon Prime Video announced that Jim Gaffigan's latest stand-up comedy special "Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist" will be available on July 24th. The two-part special shows Gaffigan on its worldwide tour in Ontario, Canada and Barcelona. Spain, where he challenged himself to arrive without material and base his performance on his cultural experiences in every city. "Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist" was produced by Comedy Dynamics for Amazon Prime Video and executive by Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson, Jeannie Gaffigan and Alex Murray.
FIRST LOOK
Netflix has released the official resume and first images for season two of the premiere of The Umbrella Academy on July 31. In season two, the Hargreeves siblings were scattered throughout Dallas, Texas in the 1960s. Five countries in the middle of yet another apocalypse and need to find a way to reunite his family to stop them and return to the present while a trio of Swedish assassins haunt them. "The Umbrella Academy" starred Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Justin H. Min and are played by showrunners Steve Blackman, Jeff F. King, Keith Goldberg and Mike Richardson produced with the co-producers Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá.
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (from left to right) MARIN IRELAND as SISSY and ELLEN SEITE as VANYA HARGREEVES IN THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Cr. Courtesy of NETFLIX / NETFLIX © 2020
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THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (from left to right) TOM HOPPER as LUTHER HARGREEVES, EMMY RAVER-LAMPMAN as ALLISON HARGREEVES, ROBERT SHEEHAN as KLAUS HARGREEVES, DAVID CASTA „EDA as DIEGO HARGREEVES and ELLEN PAGE as VANY. CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS / NETFLIX © 2020
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THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY TOM HOPPER as LUTHER HARGREEVES in THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Cr. CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS / NETFLIX © 2020
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THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (from left to right) JUSTIN H. MIN as BEN HARGREEVES and ROBERT SHEEHAN as KLAUS HARGREEVES in the UMBRELLA ACADEMY Cr. CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS / NETFLIX © 2020
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THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (from left to right) TOM SINCLAIR as OSCAR, KRIS HOLDEN-RIED as AXEL and JASON BRYDEN as OTTO in the UMBRELLA ACADEMY Cr. CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS / NETFLIX © 2020
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SPECIAL OFFERS
Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries bring Christmas back to July with special program events. The Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Gold Crown Christmas Event begins on June 29 at 5pm. and will show three original Hallmark Christmas films every week. "Double Feature Fridays" plays two films from the same franchise in a row, with "Time For Me to Come Home to Christmas" and "Time For You to Come Home to Christmas" on July 3rd, as well as "Christmas in" Angel Falls “and" Angel In case: a new holiday ”on July 10th. Military-themed Christmas films will be programmed all day on July 4th, including Operation Christmas, Holiday for Heroes and A Veteran's Christmas. In addition, Hallmark Channel's Keepsake Christmas begins on July 10th at 12 noon. with "Christmas at Dollywood" and until July 27 at 6 a.m. for a total of 17 days with Christmas favorites.
Showtime has announced a virtual concert, "The Chi With Love", to raise money for the Equal Justice Initiative along with a $ 500,000 donation from Showtime and ViacomCBS to honor their "The Chi" series. The one-hour special will take place on June 21 at 7 p.m. on the Showtime YouTube channel prior to the season premiere of "The Chi" and will feature a headlining performance by Common and comments by Lena Waithe, creator and executive producer of "The Chi". Other actors are "The Chi" star Jacob Latimore and the Chicago artists Twista, Ravyn Lenae, Jamila Woods, BJ The Chicago Kid and MFnMelo.
PODCASTS
Audible announced a new series of scripted Audible originals this summer. Christian Slater, Carrie Coon, Ben McKenzie, Justice Smith and Bree Klauser star in "Phreaks", a historical drama about a group of phone hackers in the 1970s. "Yard Work" by David Koepp with Kevin Bacon is a novella in which a vine infects a widowed man's bloodstream. Alicia Silverstone conducts "Eat Sh-t Kenny Daniels", a comedic thriller created by Tony Wilson, Luke Kelly-Clyne and Susanna Wolff. Finally, "Vroom Vroom" by award-winning writer Josh Koeningsberg follows a car dealership trying its best not to get out of business, playing Andy Richter, Yvette Nicole Brown, John DiMaggio, Rick Gonzales, Lucy DeVito, Mic Daily and Azhar Khan .
FESTIVALS
SeriesFest has unveiled new additions to its virtual festival, which will take place from June 18-24, including a screening of “Ghostwriter,” followed by an interview with Oscar winner Luke Matheny and executive producer Kay Wilson Stallings, and a screening of Documentary "Silent Rose" and panel discussion with director Mitch Dickman and producer Shane Boris, moderated by executive producer Evan Shapiro. "Heredia Vision: The Quarantine Collection" and "Hot Spot" are now also shown during the festival. SeriesFest has also announced its annual international spotlight for eight original series from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Peru and the UK. In addition, Aaliyah Williams joined the “Innovation Talk with Terri Weinberg” panel. Mattea Conforti and executive producer Joe Hill will appear on the panel for “NOS482”. Mythic Quest: Quarantine cast members Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch and Imani Hakim will participate in a Q&A. and Patrick Wimp, HaJ and Dahéli Hall will join the Amplify Inclusion Through Independent Series panel.
LATE NIGHT
Tonight Gwyneth Paltrow, Zachary Quinto and Alec Benjamin will appear on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" while Mark Ruffalo will be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Is. Hasan Minhaj and Jason Isbell as well as the 400 Unit will be seen in "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". Kevin Bacon and Rita Wilson will participate in "The Late Late Show with James Corden", and Senator Bernie Sanders, Yvonne Orji and Black Pumas will participate in "Late Night with Seth Meyers".
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