|NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENTS
Cartoon Network Orders Comedy “The Fungies!”
Cartoon Network has greenlit a prehistoric animated comedy “The Fungies!” from Stephen Neary, which will explore Fungietown through the whimsical quests of Seth, one of the town’s young mushroom inhabitants. The logline: In his search for the ultimate adventure, Seth often stirs up trouble for Fungietown’s colorful inhabitants, but as he comes up with solutions, he always finds a newfound emotional understanding. “The Fungies!” is expected to debut next year.
Cartoon Network, additionally, has announced the renewals of season three of “Craig of the Creek” and season two “Victor and Valentino.”
“Making the Band” to Return on MTV
MTV and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs have announced the return of reality competition “Making the Band” in 2020. The series originated on ABC, airing from 2000 to 2001, and it moved to MTV in 2002 and stayed there until 2009 where artists like O-Town, Danity Kane, Da Band, and Day26 were introduced.
“MTV and I are back together again!! Making the Band is coming back bigger, bolder and more cutting edge,” Combs said in a statement. “MTB on MTV was the pioneer of reality TV. We’re going to bring that supernatural energy back to the format and bring the world its next global superstars.” The Super Team that revolutionized reality competition TV is back by popular demand
Global casting for the return of “Making the Band” has begun across all major social media platforms.
ABC Orders Holiday Movie “Same Time, Next Christmas”
ABC has picked up a special holiday movie “Same Time, Next Christmas” set to air in December 2019, from Freeform Studios. The movie stars former “Glee” star Lea Michele as Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaii resort years later and the old chemistry between them flares up anew – but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.
In addition, Lea Michele is set to release her first Christmas album this coming holiday.
“Same Time, Next Christmas” is executive produced by EveryWhere Studios’ Tom Mazza and David Culvert Jones, while Stephen Herek (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”) is set to direct. The movie is produced by Freeform Studios for ABC.