TV News Roundup: ABC Announces Premiere Date for ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24

Variety | 11/13/2019 | Lorraine Wheat
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In today’s TV news roundup, ABC announced the premiere date for “The Bachelor” Season 24, while Showtime set a date for Eddie Griffin’s new comedy special.

Freeform announced that it has cast the pilot for “Last Summer.“ Chiara Aurelia will star as Jeanette and Mika Abdalla will star as Kate in this “unconventional thriller” about abduction and popularity. When Abdalla’s Kate gets abducted in small town ’90s Texas, an outcast (Aurelia) becomes the most popular girl in town, only to later become the most despised person in America. The cast also includes Michael Landes as Jeanette’s father Greg; Froy Gutierrez as Jeanette’s secret crush Jamie; Harley Quinn Smith as the quirky outsider Mallory; Allius Barnes (“Unbelievable”) as Jeanette and Mallory’s best friend, Vince; Blake Lee as the kind teacher Martin; Nathaniel Ashton as Jamie’s best friend Ben; and Brooklyn Sudano as a bartender named Angela. The pilot from eOne is executive produced by Bert V. Royal, Iron Ocean Productions’ Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple, and Max Winkler. Royal also wrote the script, with Winkler directing.

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Dan Bakkedahl (“Veep”) and Augusto Aguilera (“The Predator”) have been added to the cast of HBO Max‘s “Made for Love.“ Bakkedahl will play Gogol’s head of security Herringbone who finds himself caught between an allegiance with Byron (Billy Magnussen) and his unrequited love for Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti).

MGM Television‘s “Sex Life” documentary has been renewed for a second season, the studio announced. The series will return to Epix with another eight episodes that follow sex-positive individuals, couples and groups as they embark on physically gratifying and fulfilling sexual adventures. Casting for Season 2 is currently underway. The series is executive produced by Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, Anthony B. Sacco, Josh Shader, Tina Gazerro Clapp, Sandy Guthrie,...
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