This week in TV news, J-Lo has a new dance show, Loud House makes history, Making a Murderer is back, and more!
Jennifer Lopez, who currently stars on NBC’s Shades of Blue, has partnered with the network to bring audiences World of Dance, a new dance competition that will feature solo artists, duos and crews in all genres of dance across 10 episodes until someone wins a one million dollar prize. Lopez is set to executive produce the series, but it is still unclear if she will also be lending her talents in front of the camera.
Nickelodeon’s Loud House made history Wednesday night. For the first time ever the cable network introduced a biracial gay couple on one of its original animated series. The Loud House, which first aired in May, is about Lincoln Loud, his 10 sisters and his relationship with his best friend, Clyde McBride. This Wednesday evening audiences were introduced to Clyde’s parents, who are a same-sex married couple, as they dropped him off at a sleepover. Clyde’s parents were voiced by Michael McDonald and Wayne Brady. Well, here’s hoping that this is the first of many times we see Clyde and his parents make primetime.
Starz has announced that the fourth season of the Emmy-winning series Black Sails will bring fans to the heroic conclusion of the Treasure Island prequel. Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik said, “Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, along with their crew and the phenomenal cast, have delivered a spectacular take on the most legendary pirate story in literature, and this final season will bring us to the shores of Treasure Island as was always intended.” The 10-episode fourth season of the high seas drama will return in 2017.
Emmy nominated Netflix docu-series, Making a Murderer, will be back in January with a second season after the case against alleged murderer Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey has been reopened. Executive producer/directors Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi are in production now, exploring further developments since the series’ first season dropped last winter, as well as introducing viewers to new legal representation for both Avery and Dassey. Closer access to family and other folks associated with the case will also be presented.