Hulu Renews Selena Gomez’s “Only Murders in the Building” for Third Season

Selena Gomez isn’t leaving the building just yet…

Hulu has ordered a third season of the 29-year-old Mexican American actress/singer’s acclaimed series Only Murders in the Building from 20th Television.

Hulu Renews Selena Gomez's "Only Murders in the Building" for Second SeasonThe first season debuted as the most-watched comedy series in Hulu Originals’ history and is considered a favorite in several categories going into this week’s Emmy nominations.

New episodes of the current second season stream weekly on Tuesdays.

In addition to Gomez, the comedy also stars Steve Martin and Martin Short.

It hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman. Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Short, Gomez, Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

Only Murders in the Building is the true crown jewel of our slate,” said Craig Erwich, President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, in a statement. “Its appeal across generations, the intersection of humor and heart, and its truly original approach are a hallmark of and testament to Dan, John, Steve, Marty and Selena’s work. We are grateful to be able to continue telling the stories of Charles, Oliver and Mabel to viewers that have consistently shown us they crave more of this story.”

Here’s the synopsis for Season 2: Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver and Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue: The trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.

Gloria Estefan’s “Father of the Bride” Becomes HBO Max’s Biggest Ever Streaming-Only Film Debut

Gloria Estefan is celebrating a father of a debut… 

Father’s Day weekend proved to be the ideal launchpad for Warner Bros’ romantic comedy Father of the Bride, starring the 64-year-old Cuban singer/actress ad Andy Garcia.

Gloria EstefanThe film ended up being the biggest HBO Max movie premiere ever in its four days, specifically for a title that was exclusively made for the streaming service.

Father of the Bride was the No. 1 title across HBO Max around the world in its first four days since it launched on Thursday, June 16. The film also ranked among the top 10 most-watched title launches on HBO Max to date in Mexico, based on its first four days.

The fresh angle in this Latino take on Father of the Bride: The bride’s parents, played by Garcia and Estefan, are on the verge of a divorce.

Mexico ranks as the second-strongest country for Father of the Bride viewing on HBO Max to date, behind only the U.S.

As HBO Max looks to make its mark in Latin America, especially after a June 2021 launch in the region, a title like Father of the Bride fits the bill in appealing to both U.S. and local subscribers in its universal story of marriage and in-laws. Father’s Day weekend was the prime drop date for the Plan B production, and filmmaker Gary Alazraki is beloved in Mexico for his comedies like We Are the Nobles

Warner Bros. production executives were won over by screenwriter Matt Lopez’s fresh take on the romantic comedy/wedding genre. Warner Bros. development exec Paul Perez championed the scribe’s script and won support for it at a studio feature development retreat. Perez, who now has a production deal on the Burbank lot, mined the IP out of the studio’s portion of the pre-1986 MGM library; the 1950 Vincente Minnelli-directed title previously was licensed to Disney’s Touchstone label, which made the 1991 Steve MartinDiane KeatonMartin Short remake that also spawned a sequel.

Samba TV, which counts a sampling of 3M U.S. terrestrial TV households, not mobile, did not have ratings today for Father of the Bride due to the Juneteenth holiday.

Apple TV+ Renews Musical Comedy “Schmigadoon!,” Starring Ariana DeBose, for Second Season

There’s more Schmigadoon in Ariana DeBose’s future…

Apple TV+ has ordered a second season of its musical comedy Schmigadoon!, starring the 31-year-old half-Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actress.

Ariana DeBose,Hailing from creators Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and executive producer Lorne Michaels, the series stars Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, DeBose, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, Martin Short and Aaron Tveit — all of whom are set to return.

Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page will also join the fun in the new season, which will find Josh (Key) and Melissa (Strong) in Schmicago, the world of 60’s and 70’s musicals.

Following its global debut on Apple TV+ last year, Schmigadoon! was honored with an AFI Award, and has received wide acclaim and accolades, including a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Chenoweth.

The series hails from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Paul, who is the showrunner, wrote all of the original songs for the series. Robert Luketic directs and co-executive produces. Andrew Singer serves as an executive producer, while Micah Frank is a co-executive producer. Strong and Caroline Maroney are producers.

Selena Gomez to Make “Saturday Night Live” Hosting Debut

Selena Gomez is preparing for her debut…

The 29-year-old Mexican American actress will make her hosting debut on NBC’s late night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

Selena GomezGomez will appear on the Saturday, May 14 episode, with Post Malone also making his musical debut.

This comes as Gomez’s Only Murders in the Building, in which she stars alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, returns for its second season in June and Post Malone’s new album Twelve Carat Toothache also comes out next week.

Gomez previously appeared as a musical guest on SNL in January 2016, performing “Hands to Myself” and a medley of “Same Old Love” andGood For You.”

SNL’s season 47 finale is set for May 21 with guests still to be announced.

The show, which is produced in association with Broadway Video, comes from creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels.

Hulu to Release Season Two of Selena Gomez’s “Only Murders in the Building” in June

Selena Gomez is heading back to the building this summer…

Hulu has announced plans to premiere the second season of its acclaimed comedy series Only Murders in the Building, starring the 29-year-old Mexican American actress/singer, Martin Short and Steve Martin on June 28.

Hulu Renews Selena Gomez's "Only Murders in the Building" for Second SeasonThe series’ first season introduced viewers to Mabel Mora (Gomez), struggling Broadway director Oliver Putnam (Short) and semi-retired TV actor Charles-Haden Savage (Martin), three strangers who came to bond over their obsession with true crime. After a suspicious death in their New York apartment building, the Arconia, the neighbors decide to start their own podcast about their investigation of the death, which the police ruled a suicide.

Season 2 picks up with the trio following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger (Jayne Houdyshell), as they race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue—the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.

Only Murders in the Building debuted on Hulu last August and was renewed for a second season the following month.

The series hails from co-creators and writers Martin and John Hoffman, who executive produce along with Short, Gomez, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

It received a SAG Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Rosie Perez to Take Part in “Stars in the House” Telethon to Benefit Victims of the War in Ukraine

Rosie Perez is helping raise money for the people of the Ukraine

The 57-year-old Puerto Rican Oscar-nominated actress is among an all-star roster of film, television and theater performers who’ve signed up for a 10-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine.

Rosie PerezEntitled “Stars in the House,”the special will air on Saturday, March 26 from noon-10:00 pm Eastern.

In addition to Perez, the other celebrities scheduled to appear on the telethon include Steve Martin, Annette BeningBilly PorterAudra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin, as well as Tituss Burgess, Kelli O’Hara, Donna Murphy, Annaleigh Ashford, Jessie Mueller, Josh Groban, Judith Light, John Stamos, Lindsay Mendez, Laura Benanti, Norman Lear, Betty Buckley, Mandy Patinkin, Rachel Bloom, Patrick Wilson, Shoshana Bean, James Monroe Iglehart, Brittney Johnson, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn and Norbert Leo Butz.

The event also hopes to feature Ukrainians, including Oleg Karpenko, a Ukrainian theater and film actor who co-starred with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Servant of the People.

The special can be viewed and listened to on the series’ site, the Stars in the House YouTube channel, as well as SiriusXM Stars109.

Donations made during the event will benefit the International Rescue Committee and its humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Stars in the House is a live-streamed concert series created by SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley that has raised over $1 million for the Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief program and other nonprofits.

It’s just one way the theater community has tried to help Ukrainians: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded $300,000 in emergency grants to ameliorate the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and a portion of ticket sales for “The Minutes” will go to Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

Hulu Renews Selena Gomez’s “Only Murders in the Building” for Second Season

Selena Gomez hasn’t left the Building just yet…

Hulu has renewed Only Murders in the Building, starring the 29-year-old Mexican American actress/singer, Steve Martin and Martin Short, for a second season.

Hulu Renews Selena Gomez's "Only Murders in the Building" for Second Season

That means Gomez and the gang will continue their podcast-inspired crime-solving ways.

The news comes after Hulu said the show was the most-watched Hulu Original comedy on premiere day and its most-watched comedy across all SVOD titles ever on the platform.

Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one as they investigate the mysterious death of a neighbor in their New York City apartment building.

Amy Ryan and Aaron Dominguez also star. Nathan Lane will recur, and Tina Fey also features.

Co-created and written by Martin and John Hoffman based on an idea by Martin, the series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and executive-produced by Martin, Short, Gomez, Hoffman, Jamie BabbittThis Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

Only Murders in the Building reflects the kind of creative excellence that is the hallmark of Hulu Originals,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals. “Steve, John and Dan have created a uniquely captivating and entertaining series. The audience’s response to the delightful blend of mystery, humor and emotion in the show has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to follow this unlikely trio on their next adventure.”

Added Karey Burke, president of 20th Television: “There has been something about this project that felt almost fated from the start; from Dan’s first lunch with Steve in which Steve happened to mention he had an idea for a series, to John jumping aboard to co-create it, to Steve’s agreeing to star but only if Marty joined him, to the inspired addition of Selena. The comedy this team delivered has been the obsession of every executive at this studio, and our friends at Hulu have treated it like the crown jewel that it is. And now, thanks to the incredible audience response, we are so happy to say there will be more murders in the building — which is great news for everyone, except perhaps the residents of the Arconia.”

Hulu Releases for Trailer of Selena Gomez’s Series “Only Murders in The Building”

Selena Gomez is ready to unravel mysteries…

Hulu has released the latest trailer for Only Murders in The Building, starring the 28-year-old Mexican American actress/singer, Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

The teaser, which the streamer dropped on Tuesday, begs the question, “How well do you know your neighbors?”

“You see many of them everyday, but have you ever wondered what goes on behind their doors?” Martin asks.

Co-created and written by Martin and John Hoffman based on an idea by Martin, Only Murders In The Building follows three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one as they investigate the mysterious death of a neighbor in their New York City apartment building.

The trio of clueless neighbors form an amateur sleuthing group to unveil the secrets of their building and find the truth behind their neighbor’s death.

“We began with the question, ‘How well do you know your neighbors.’ Turns out the ones you knew best might be the ones you know the least,” Short adds.

Gomez, Martin and Short find secret passages, invaluable treasures and more. The teaser also provides viewers glimpses at additional cast members Amy Ryan and Nathan Lane.

Only Murders in the Building is executive produced by Martin and Hoffman along with Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, This is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

20th Television Fox Television, part of Disney Television Studios, is the studio.

Hulu Releases First Trailer for Selena Gomez’s Comedy Series “Only Murders in the Building”

Selena Gomez is building up her acting resume…

Hulu has released the first trailer of the 28-year-old Mexican American actress/singer’s upcoming comedy series Only Murders in the Building.

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

The series co-stars comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short as true-crime-loving super sleuths alongside the “Rare” singer.

The series will debut August 31 on Hulu.

“A great murder mystery unpeels itself like an onion” says Martin’s character at the beginning of the trailer. “Secrets are the fun part,” says Gomez. “Sometimes it’s easier to find out someone else’s secret than deal with your own,” adds Short.

Co-created and written by Martin and John Hoffman based on an idea by Martin, Only Murders In The Building follows three strangers (Martin, Short and Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one as they investigate the mysterious death of a neighbor in their New York City apartment building.

Amy Ryan and Aaron Dominguez also star. Nathan Lane will recur.

Selena Gomez’s HBO Max Cooking Series “Selena + Chef” Returning for Third Season

Selena Gomez isn’t ready to leave the kitchen just yet…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress will be serving up a third season of Selena + Chef on HBO Max.

Selena Gomez

New episodes of the unscripted cooking series will premiere later this year.

In Season 3, Gomez will continue her cooking adventures at home with a new roster of all-star chefs that will help her whip up delicious dishes. Like in its first two seasons, each chef will highlight a different charity each episode. To date, the series has raised $360,000 for 23 nonprofit organizations.

The series is executive produced by Gomez for July Moon Productions.

Gomez executive produced the Sony romantic feature The Broken Hearts Gallery, which was one of the first movies to get exhibition reopened as the pandemic eased last summer.

She also stars as Mavis and executive produces Sony Animation’s upcoming summer release Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

And she stars and serves as EP on Hulu’s Steve Martin and Martin Short series Only Murders in the Buildingand she’s attached to star in the Elgin James feature drama In the Shadow of Mountain

Gomez released three albums with her former band Selena Gomez & the Scene: Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010) and When the Sun Goes Down (2011), all of which peaked within the top 10 on the Billboard 200 and attained gold certifications.

Her 2015 album Revival went platinum twice. Gomez released her third solo album Rare last year via Interscope Records, debuting atop the Billboard 200, making it her third consecutive No. 1 album in the U.S.

And, she released her first Spanish-language album earlier this year. Revelación debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.

Gomez’s feature credits include Monte Carlo, The Muppets, Spring Breakers, The Hotel Transylvania franchise, Getaway, The Fundamentals of Caring, Neighbors 2: Sorority Risingand Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die