Marianly Tejada to Star in Netflix’s “Ransom Canyon”

Marianly Tejada has lined up her next television project.

The Dominican actress has joined the cast of Netflix’s Ransom Canyon as a series regular alongside Jack Schumacher, Garrett Wareing and Andrew Liner.

Marianly TejadaThose cast in the drama series in recurring roles include Brett Cullen, Kate Burton, Jaren RobledoJennifer EnsKenneth MillerNiko Guardado, Justin Johnson Cortez and Casey W. JohnsonPhilip Winchester will guest star.

The actors join previously cast series regulars Josh Duhamel, Minka Kelly, James BrolinEoin Macken and Lizzy Greene.

Based on the book series by Jodi Thomas, Ransom Canyon is a romance-fueled family drama and contemporary Western saga that charts the intersecting lives of three ranching families, all set against the rugged expanse of Texas Hill Country.

Tejada plays the rough and whip-smart Ellie Estevez, who is the personification of “Do no harm, but take no sh*t,” specifically from resident curmudgeon Cap (Brolin), whom she looks after. Ellie’s young, hungry and driven to make her mark in Ransom Canyon. She has no interest in settling down with a romantic partner, at least not yet, which is why she’s a bit thrown when she crosses paths with mysterious newcomer Yancy.

Robledo plays Jack Yellowbird. Jack is Lucas’ best friend. He is a member of the high school band and has a car. Jack believes in love and does not like guys who are handed a “hall pass” through life.

Guardado plays Tim O’Grady, Reid’s eternal shadow and the wide receiver on the football team. Together, Tim and Reid have been through a lot – and are harboring some heavy secrets. Although he butts heads with his mother, Angie, Tim has a strong relationship with his Aunt Quinn.

Cortez plays Kai, a deputy on the Ransom Canyon Police Force under Sheriff Dan Lazano. Kai is learning the ropes in his job: picking up drunks, working security detail, and handing out parking tickets when needed. Kai is wary and suspicious of the new foreman in town, Yancy. Kai is protective of Ellie and doesn’t want to see Ellie hurt by Yancy.

April Blair is the series creator, writer and executive producer. Amanda Marsalis is set to direct the first two of Season 1’s 10 episodes.

Tejada’s previous credits include Peacock‘s One of Us is Lying.

Jacob Elordi Tries Conquering His Fears in “Saturday Night Live” Promo Ahead of Hosting Debut

Jacob Elordi is preparing for a special late-night debut…

The 26-year-old half-Spanish Australian actor and Saltburn star will host Saturday Night Live for the first time ever this weekend, and in the first promo teasing his debut, Elordi is seen struggling even before he gets to his opening monologue.

Jacob Elordi,As Elordi walks through the famous wood and glass doors at Studio 8H he stops, anxiously looking at the steps that lead to the main stage.

“They all make it look so easy,” he says to himself as a montage of previous hosts walking down the stairs plays.

Cast members Marcello Hernandez and Punkie Johnson appear to offer encouragement.

Elordi tries walking down the stairs in a crouch, sliding and bumping down the steps on his butt before finally launching himself over the edge for a fully upright descent.

SNL airs this Saturday, January 20 at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 pm PT on NBC and streams live on Peacock with Elordi as host and musical guest Reneé Rapp.

Peacock Releases Trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” Series, Starring Alanna Ubach

Alanna Ubach is about to grin and bear it!

Peacock has released the official trailer for the seven-episode series Ted, starring the 48-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American actress.

Alanna UbachThe series, which will premiere on January 11, 2024, serves as a prequel to the Ted film franchise.

In addition to Ubach, the fresh cast of characters includes Max BurkholderScott Grimes and Giorgia Whigham while Seth MacFarlane will continue to voice Ted.

In this comedic prequel event series to the Ted films, it’s 1993, and Ted the bear’s (MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Grimes and Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham). Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship.

MacFarlane serves as co-showrunner with Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh.

Rge series hails from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, Fuzzy Door and MRC.

Peacock Releases First Trailer for Season Two of Edgar Ramírez’s “Dr. Death”

Edgar Ramírez is turning up the charm…

Peacock has released the first trailer for Dr. Death Season 2 starring the 46-year-old Venezuelan actor and Mandy Moore ahead of the show’s December 21 premiere.

Edgar Ramírez, Dr. DeathViewers will be able to binge Season 2 in its entirety on drop date.

Season 2 of the anthology series will feature the “Miracle Man” storyline based on the most recent third season of the Wondery podcast.

Paolo Macchiarini (Ramírez) is a charming surgeon, renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname “Miracle Man.” When investigative journalist Benita Alexander (Moore) approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever.

As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the “Miracle Man” into question.

Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe and Gustaf Hammarsten also star.

The companion documentary Dr. Death: Cutthroat Conman will be released on the same day as the 8-episode season.

Manuel Turizo to Perform During 91st Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center

Manuel Turizo is helping celebrate another holiday in the United States…

Following his debut appearance at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 23-year-old Colombian singer will helping light the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City.

Manuel TurizoThe popular Manhattan landmark will be hosting its 91st annual lighting ceremony on Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00 pm ET. The 2023 Christmas tree lighting ceremony is bound to get you in the holiday spirit with the help of a slew of guests and musical performances.

This year, Kelly Clarkson will be hosting the tree lighting ceremony and performing on the show that will feature appearances from Today’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Craig Melvin.

In addition to Turizo, you can also expect musical performances from Chloe Bailey, Adam Blackstone, Cher, David Foster, Liz Gillies, Darlene Love, Seth MacFarlane, Barry Manilow, Katharine McPhee, Keke Palmer, Carly Pearce, Radio City Rockettes and more.

The ceremony will air on NBC and Peacock.

Peacock Releases Trailer for Season 2 of Edgar Ramírez Series “Dr. Death”

Death still becomes Edgar Ramírez

Peacock has released the official teaser and premiere date for Season 2 of Dr. Death starring the 46-year-old Venezuelan actor and Mandy Moore.

Edgar Ramírez, Dr. DeathAll eight episodes will drop on Thursday, December 21 on the streamer.

Season 2 is based on the “Miracle Man” season of the Wondery podcast. It follows Paolo Macchiarini (Ramírez), a superstar celebrity surgeon who ascended to global fame after performing the world’s first synthetic organ transplant. When investigative journalist Benita Alexander (Moore) approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about Paolo into question.

Other cast members include Luke Kirby, Ashley Madekwe and Gustaf Hammarsten.

“The joy of an anthology series is the freedom to explore variations on a theme,” said Ashley Michel HobanDr. Death showrunner, EP and writer. “Dr. Death is a show about systemic failures, and this season, these issues reach a global scale. Amid complex narratives, we’ve been fortunate to delve deeply into a story that, while entirely unique, remains surprisingly familiar, as it taps into a truly universal part of the human condition: illness. Even putting aside any recent global pandemics, we all know what it’s like to feel sick. It renders us vulnerable, small, in desperate need of help. A doctor we can trust.”

“This pursuit of trust and truth is what ties our two stories together this season,” Hoban continued. “Two stories that, on the surface, may not seem to have much else in common: Doctors in Sweden on the verge of a breakthrough. A journalist in New York falling in love. However, both revolve around individuals made to feel small. They’re about people standing up to something bigger, for something bigger, and how their seemingly small choices ripple out into the world to give power and voice to those who have been made to feel powerless and silenced.”

Jennifer Morrison directed episodes 1-4, while Laura Belsey helmed episodes 5-8.

Dr. Death is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

The streamer will also release a companion documentary called Dr. Death: Cutthroat Conman, about the rise and fall of Macchiarini, on Thursday, December 21. It’s from Maxine Productions (a part of Sony Pictures Television), and Universal Television Alternative Studio and chronicles how the surgeon was exposed as an international con man whose web of lies extended decades.

Farruko to Perform at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Farruko is headed to the Billboard Latin Music Awards

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and singer has been added to the list of artists who will perform at the awards show, which will take place on Thursday, October 5.

FarrukoThe “Pepas” singer is among a list of new performer additions that includes Banda Carnaval, Eddy Lover, Grupo Frontera, La Factoría, Marc Anthony, Nicki Nicole, Pepe Aguilar, Sky Rompiendo, Sofia ReyesXimena Sariñana and Yng Lvcas. 

On Monday, Billboard and Telemundo announced the second round of performers who will take the stage at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The show will be broadcast live on Telemundo and simultaneously on the Spanish entertainment cable network Universo, on Peacock and on the Telemundo app. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, it will be available on Telemundo Internacional.

Among the previously announced performers are Calibre 50ChiquisEl AlfaEladio CarriónJustin QuilesLos Ángeles AzulesManuel TurizoMarshmelloMyke TowersPeso PlumaTini and Yandel.

This year, Mexican music sensation Peso Pluma leads the list of finalists with 21 nods across 15 categories, including Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Global 200 Latin Artist of the Year and Top Latin Album of the Year. His collaboration with Eslabon Armado, “Ella Baila Sola,” is up for six awards, including Hot Latin Song of the Year, Global 200 Latin Song of the Year and Sales Song of the Year. And his hit with Yng Lvcas, “La Bebe,” competes in five categories, including Hot Latin Song of the Year and Latin Rhythm Song of the Year.

Following Peso Pluma are Bad Bunny and Grupo Frontera with 15 nods each, including four together for their collab “un X100to,” while Karol G has 13, and Shakira and Fuerza Regida have 12 each.

Peter Gadiot to Star on Season Two of NBC’s “Quantum Leap”

Peter Gadiot is taking a leap

The 36-year-old half-Mexican actor and Queen of the South star and Eliza Taylor have been named series regulars for the upcoming second season of Quantum LeapNBC’s reboot of the popular 1990s sci-fi drama starring Raymond Lee. Both deals closed before the strikes began.

Peter GadiotPer the Season 1 logline: it’s “been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now a new team has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.”

Gadiot portrays Tom Westfall, a U.S. Army Officer, former special forces, who is now high up in Army Intelligence.

Taylor will play Hannah Carson, a complex young woman who may be more than she appears.

In addition to Lee, Quantum Leap stars Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee.

Martin Gero serves as executive producer along with Dean Georgaris, Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt, Chris Grismer, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.

Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, produces in association with I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions and Quinn’s House Productions.

Season 2 of Quantum Leap premieres on October 4 on NBC, with episodes streaming the next day after airing on Peacock.

NBC Releases Trailer for Final Season of Jay Hernandez’s “Magnum P.I.”

Jay Hernandez is ready to risk everything…

NBC has released the official trailer for part two of the fifth season of the 45-year-old Mexican actor’s Magnum P.I.

Jay HernandezWhen the series returns on October 4 at 9:00 pm, Hernandez’s titular character will risk everything in the final episodes.

New episodes will air the following day on Peacock.

The series is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business.

Magnum P.I. also stars Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Amy Hill and Tim Kang.

Magnum P.I. will end following Season 5 Part 2 after only one season on NBC. The series previously aired on CBS for four seasons before it was canceled. June was a precarious time for the show’s cast whose options were up on June 30. At the moment, networks continue to be conservative with pickups amid the ongoing writers strike as it’s unclear when scripted series could go into production.

The show, which did well on CBS before being canceled, continues to be a strong draw.

Magnum P.I.‘s Season 5 viewership was on par with some of the NBC scripted series, which were renewed for next season.

 

Eladio Carrión to Perform at This Year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards

Eladio Carrión is headed to the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer will perform at this year’s awards show, set to take place on Thursday, October 5.

Eladio CarriónCarrión joins a roster of confirmed performers that includes Calibre 50, ChiquisEl AlfaJustin QuilesLos Ángeles AzulesManuel TurizoMarshmelloMyke TowersPeso PlumaTini and Yandel.

Billboard and Telemundo announced on Tuesday (September 5) the first round of performers who’ll take the stage at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The show will be broadcast live on Telemundo and simultaneously on the Spanish entertainment cable network Universo, on Peacock and on the Telemundo app. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, it will be available on Telemundo Internacional.

This year, Mexican music sensation Peso Pluma leads the list of finalists with 21 nods across 15 categories, including Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Global 200 Latin Artist of the Year and Top Latin Album of the Year. His collaboration with Eslabon Armado, “Ella Baila Sola,” is up for six awards, including Hot Latin Song of the Year, Global 200 Latin Song of the Year and Sales Song of the Year. And his hit with Yng Lvcas, “La Bebe,” competes in five categories, including Hot Latin Song of the Year and Latin Rhythm Song of the Year.

Following Peso Pluma are Bad Bunny and Grupo Frontera with 15 nods each, including four together for their collab “un X100to,” while Karol G has 13, and Shakira and Fuerza Regida 12 each.

Los Ángeles Azules will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Billboard Music Awards 2023, while Ivy Queen will be recognized with the Icon Award.