TV News Roundup: Wiz Khalifa Books Role on Apple TV Plus Dickinson

In todays TV news roundup, Apple TV Plus upcoming drama “Dickinson” nabs rapper Wiz Khalifa, and Showtime pushes the 10th season premiere of “Shameless.”


Wiz Khalifa has booked a guest starring role on Apple TV Plus upcoming period drama Dickinson. The rapper-singer-songwriter-actor will play “Death,” an imaginary character who “personifies a crucial theme found throughout Emily Dickinsons real works of poetry.” Here, he is depicted as Emilys (Hailee Steinfeld) muse. Khalifa will appear in multiple episodes of the season, which launches Nov. 1 on the new streaming service.


Freeform has announced that its Party of Five reboot will debut Jan. 8. The Sony-produced series will follow the Acosta children as they navigate the daily struggles of life after their parents are deported to Mexico. Starring Brandon Larracuente, Emily Tosta, Niko Guardado and Elle Paris Legaspi, the timely show is a new iteration by original series creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser.


Showtime has pushed back the premiere of the 10th season ofShameless by a week, now debuting on Nov. 10. Starring William H. Macy, Emma Kenney, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton and Steve Howey, as well as boasting the series regular returns of Cameron Monaghan and Noel Fisher, the upcoming season picks up six months after last seasons finale as Frank (Macy) uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible.

Nikki Glasers Netflix comedy special “Bangin'” will launch Oct. 1, the streamer announced. In her first hour-long special, the comedian will delve into the sexual expectations for women.

“NFL Primetime” with Chris Berman and Tom Jackson will return to ESPN Plus on Sept. 15, streaming live from the sports network every Sunday night. In the 60-minute highlights show, which has run for the last 19 years, the duo recaps every Sunday night game with in-depth analysis and entertaining banter. This season, “SportsCenter” anchor Scott Van Pelt and “Monday Night Footballs'” Joe Tessitore will also contribute analysis.

A+Es original docu-series “Live PD” will return with its fourth season on Sept. 20. Hosted by Dan Abrams, the series offers a deep look into policing in America by investigating diverse law enforcement agencies across the country.


Hulu has released a teaser of the second season of “Castle Rock, premiering Oct. 23. The anthology drama is set in the titular Stephen King-created town in Maine, weaving together characters and stories from the authors beloved novels. The new season sees a battle ensue when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzie Caplan) gets stuck in the town. The season also stars Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan.

Fox has released an extended trailer for its upcoming drama series “Prodigal Son, premiering Sept. 23. The show follows Michael Bright (Tom Payne), the son of an infamous serial killer, who uses his experience to help the NYPD solve crimes by profiling killers. Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond POriginal Article

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