TV News Roundup: James Franco Missing From ‘The Deuce’ Season 2 Premiere Announcement

Variety | 7/9/2018 | Christi Carras
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In today’s roundup, HBO announced the premiere date for Season 2 of “The Deuce,” and CBS News hired Weija Jiang as a White House correspondent.

Vera Farmiga, Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo have been cast in Ava DuVernay‘s “Central Park Five.” The Netflix limited series tells the true story of five teenagers of color who were falsely convicted of rape in the late 1980s. Farmiga will play Elizabeth Lederer, the Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and lead prosecutor on the case; Williams will play Bobby McCray, devoted father of accused teen Antron McCray; and Leguizamo will play Raymond Santana Sr., the father of accused teen Raymond Santana Jr. “Central Park Five” will premiere in 2019.

Actors - Facebook - Watch‘s - Catherine - Zeta-Jones-starrer

Six actors have joined Facebook Watch‘s Catherine Zeta-Jones-starrer “Queen America” as series regulars. Belle Shouse, Teagle F. Bougere, Rana Roy, Isabella Amara, Molly Price and Megan West will star in the series, which follows renowned Oklahoma pageant coach Vicki Ellis (Zeta-Jones), who is on a mission to transform the beautiful but unrefined Samantha into a beauty queen.

Freeform has announced casting updates for the Tyra Banks-starrer “Life Size 2” and “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas,” which will air as part of the network’s 2019 holiday programming. Francia Raisa will play Marathon Toys CEO Grace Manning in “Life Size 2,” joined by Gavin Stenhouse, Shanica Knowles, Hank Chen and Alison Fernandez. Dave Annable and Odette Annable will star as an event planner and bartender who fall in love in “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas,” joined by Charles Michael Davis, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Alphonso McAuley.

Season - HBO‘s - Deuce - Sept - Network

The second season of HBO‘s “The Deuce” will premiere on Sept. 9. The network shared the announcement via social media on Monday, featuring a photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal reprising her role as Candy. Notably missing from the Season 2 key art is executive producer, director and lead...
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