TV News Roundup: Netflix Sets ‘Dear White People’ Season 3 Premiere Date

Variety | 6/17/2019 | Anna Tingley
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In today’s TV roundup, “Dear White People” sets an August 2 premiere and Showtime acquires the six-episode comedy series “Back to Life.”

“Dear White People” will return for its third season on August 2. The news was announced in a comedic sketch posted to Netflix‘s Youtube channel, in which the series’ cast members debate sweet versus salty grits. The new season will continue to follow students of a predominantly white Ivy League university as they confront racial tensions and dramatic personal relationships.

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Netflix also announced a slew of summer premiere dates via a promotional video. The streamer’s forthcoming sitcom “Family Reunion” will premiere July 10, “Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster Frankenstein,” the mockumentary comedy special starring David Harbour, will debut July 16, and “Workin’ Moms” will return for season 2 on July 25.

OWN has announced an August 14 premiere for its drama series “David Makes Man” from Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”). Starring Phylicia Rashad and Akili McDowell, the series centers around a 14 year-old prodigy from the projects dealing with the death of his close friend and working to find his mother a way out of poverty. McCraney serves as executive producer of the series alongside Dee Harris-Lawrence who serves as...
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