Arizona Cardinals to headline next ‘hard hits’ (TV News Roundup)


The Arizona Cardinals will be the subject of the new season of “Hard Knocks In Season”.

HBO Sports and NFL Films will team up this fall for “Hard Knocks In Season: The Arizona Cardinals,” a docuseries about the NFC West contender. The Emmy-winning weekly series will feature all inside access coverage of the Cardinals as they navigate the challenges of an NFL season and fight their way back to the postseason. The series will be available on HBO and stream on HBO Max during the 2022 NFL season starting in November.

“We couldn’t be happier to continue to expand our hugely successful partnership with the NFL and grow the ‘Hard Knocks’ experience for our viewers,” said Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller, co-directors of HBO Documentary & Family. Programming, in a statement. “We are thrilled to have the Cardinals join the list of teams who have graciously invited our audience into their world.”

Last fall, the acclaimed sports reality franchise “Hard Knocks” successfully expanded its programming platform with its first-ever in-season edition following the Indianapolis Colts’ tumultuous 2021 season.

“This season, we look forward to building on that success and going even further with one of the NFL’s most exciting teams,” said Keith Cossrow, vice president and senior producer, NFL Films. “It was a vivid and enlightening look at the life of an NFL team. We can’t wait to get to work in Arizona, and we thank Michael Bidwill, Steve Keim, Coach Kingsbury and the entire organization of Cardinals for this opportunity.

This in-season edition of “Hard Knocks” will be the Cardinals’ first appearance as part of the franchise, which originally launched in 2001. The pre-season edition of “Hard Knocks” is expected to follow the Detroit Lions in a episode of five episodes. “Hard Knocks Training Camp” race, starting August 9th.

Also on today’s news:


“Scooby Doo! And the Mystery Pups,” a new preschool animated series featuring the iconic character Hanna Barbara, will premiere on HBO Max and Cartoon Network next year. The show follows Scooby (Frank Weller) and Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) as they work at a holiday camp for young puppies.The show follows the two as they mentor a trio of dogs seeking to solve mysteries around the camp.Mark Palmer presents and produces with Sam Register .Warner Bros. Animation produced.

EstrellaTV will premiere TV Azteca’s Latin music competition series “La Academia” on June 12. The series will air Saturday and Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET / 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT. The series will air simultaneously on EstrellaTV in the United States and Azteca Uno in Mexico, as well as on the EstrellaTV app and the FAST channel. In its 20th anniversary season, 14 participants from Cuador, Guatemala, Honduras, United States and Mexico will compete for the prize, with the jury made up of Ana Bárbara, Lolita Cortés, Arturo López Gavito and Horacio Villalobos. The musical mentor will be Aleks Syntek and the director of the Academy will be Alexander Acha. The “digital reporters” will be Vanessa Claudio and William Valdés. Live voting will take place throughout the week and the public will save their favorite contestant after the final episode on Sunday, deciding which contestants will advance to the final.


‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night’ is set to return for the 15thand consecutive year in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC announced today. The show will air every night during prime time starting with Game 1 on Thursday, June 2. The specials include guest stars Adam Sandler, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Martin Lawrence and Samuel L. Jackson with one of the surprise appearances too. “Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night” primetime specials at 8 p.m. ET and after the NBA West Coast Finals on ABC.


Comedian Janelle James will host the new contest series “The Final Straw,” ABC announced Monday. The show, an oversized take on the classic “Jenga” game, features four teams trying to stop a tilting tower made of various objects from falling. NFL superstar Peyton Manning of Omaha Productions is also set to serve as executive producer.


Vanessa Hudgens will host the 2022 MTV Film & TV Awards, MTV has announced. The awards will be broadcast live on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles. This year, the MTV Movie & Television Awards and Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, aired as a one-night event. Both will simulcast on BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1 in addition to airing internationally on MTV in over 170 countries. .

The 2nd Annual Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards will take place over two nights, August 13-14. One night of the ceremony will be dedicated to honoring broadcast and cable television, while the second night will feature categories for streaming platforms. The ceremony will feature 60 competing awards, with new categories including Best Short Film and Best International Series. The nominations will be revealed on July 7, along with the time and location of the two-part ceremony.


Billy Crystal and Samara Weaving will be guests on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Monday, while Miles Teller, Sadie Sink and musical guest Turnstile will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will feature Jennifer Connelly and Patti LuPone, while “The Late Late Show With James Corden” will feature Kaley Cuoco, Glen Powell and musical guest Bloc Party. Tom Hiddleston, D’Arcy Carden and musical guest Supergrass will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”


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