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Demi Lovato Sets Talk Show at Quibi

Provisionally titled “Pillow Talk With Demi Lovato,” the series will see the singer and actress conduct candid, unfiltered conversations with both expert and celebrity guests. The show is slated to explore topics such as activism, body positivity, sex, gender identity, relationships, social media and wellness. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/nnWFjHz

YouTube to invest $100M in kids’ content that showcases character strengths, like compassion and curiosity

The planned $100 million investment, which will be distributed over the next three years, is meant to help set the tone for the sort of children’s video content YouTube wants to see more of on its video-sharing platform. Today, a number of creators in the kids’ space are gaining views for things like toy unboxings, pranks and family vlogs. For example, Ryan Kaji of “Ryan’s World” and “Ryan ToysReview” was YouTube’s highest-paid star of 2019, pulling in a massive $26 million. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://ift.tt/2twLTuR [photo: Google/YouTube Kids]

New ‘Star Trek’ series ‘Section 31’ to start filming when ‘Discovery’ season 3 wraps

There’s no worry of canon at this point. We’re not even anywhere close to where canon has been. Everything that happened … in the past has actually planted seeds that have led to outcomes in the future. And getting to see that over the spectrum of this amazing time jump is really what’s fun about the season,” Kurtzman said. – Scott Snowden, Space.com » https://ift.tt/31xj7Hj

HBO Max Has Already Cost AT&T $1.2 Billion

On top of its Max Originals, AT&T is stepping up the budget for HBO. The content budget will rise to $2.5 billion in 2020, up about $500 million from 2018 and 2019. It’s not clear whether management includes that number in its definition of incremental investments, but considering everything available on HBO will also be on HBO Max, and its plans to get all of its legacy HBO subscribers onto HBO Max, it very well should count. – Adam Levy, The Motley Fool » https://ift.tt/3bavSMn

Adam Sandler Signs for Four More Netflix Movies

The streamer announced the deal Friday, noting that Sandler’s “Murder Mystery” was the most popular title on Netflix in the U.S. last year. “Murder Mystery,” which co-starred Jennifer Aniston, was Sandler’s sixth Netflix movie, including “The Ridiculous 6,” “The Do-Over,” “Sandy Wexler,” “The Week Of,” and the upcoming “Hubie Halloween.” – Dave McNary, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Sb3T6e

Katharine McPhee & Eddie Cibrian Star In ‘Country Comfort’ Nanny Comedy Series Ordered By Netflix

In Country Comfort, when her career and personal life get derailed, an aspiring young country singer named Bailey (McPhee) takes a job as a nanny for a rugged cowboy named Beau (Cibrian) and his five children. With a never-give up attitude and loads of Southern charm, this newbie-nanny is able to navigate the family dynamics and be the mother figure they’ve been missing. To her surprise, Bailey also gets the band she’s been missing in this musically talented family who help get her back on the road to stardom. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2OcjYr7

Cecily Strong To Star In Musical Comedy Nearing Series Order At Apple

Written by Paul and Daurio, the as-yet untitled comedy series follows a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they’re in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/319A6z5 [photo: Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live/ IMDb]

Disney+ Unveils Non-Scripted Slate Including Teen Remake Of ABC Fantasy Competition ‘The Quest’

The Quest, which ran for one season on ABC in 2014, will now feature teen contestants and will feature more interactive elements. The series, which will once again be film at a castle outside of Vienna, Austria, is set in the fantasy world of Everealm. The contestants will encounter mystical beings and magical encounters and will be embedded in an immersive, 360-degree world complete with seamless technology, creature design, practical effects and scripted characters who interact dynamically with them as they take on a number of fantasy-themed challenges. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RNzrH0

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