TV News Roundup: NBC Announces Dolly Parton Concert Special

  • Variety
In today’s TV news roundup, NBC announces a concert special commemorating Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry, and Netflix reveals the premiere date of and first look at “Prank Encounters.”

Casting

Fivel Stewart, Anthony Keyvan, Karin Konoval, Yaani King Mondschein, Sean Blakemore, Jennifer Spence, Megan Charpentier and Millicent Simmonds have been cast in Freeform’s new series, “Close Up.” The drama’s hails from executive producers Pete Nowalk and Mary Rohlich.

Colin Woodell (“The Originals”) has been cast as a series regular in HBO Max’s forthcoming “The Flight Attendant.” He will play Buckley, who is described as “an out of work actor and whiskey connoisseur,” in the black comedy thriller that also stars Kaley Cuoco and Michiel Huisman.

Dates

Netflix announced “Prank Encounters” will premiere Oct. 25. Hosted by Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”), the series is a hidden-camera prank show that combines with of hilarity and terror.
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