|[06/17/21 – 09:00 AM]
Disney Channel Is Nuts for “Kiff,” New Original Animated Buddy-Comedy from South African Creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal Gets Series Greenlight
The series follows Kiff, an optimistic squirrel whose best intentions often lead to complete chaos, and her best friend Barry, a sweet and mellow bunny.
|[via press release from Disney Channel]|
DISNEY CHANNEL IS NUTS FOR ‘KIFF,’ NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED BUDDY-COMEDY FROM SOUTH AFRICAN CREATORS LUCY HEAVENS AND NIC SMAL GETS SERIES GREENLIGHT
Disney Channel has ordered “Kiff,” a nutty animated buddy-comedy series from South African creators and executive producers Lucy Heavens (“Space Chickens in Space”) and Nic Smal (“Caillou”) debuting in 2023. Emmy(R) Award-winner Kent Osborne (“SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Phineas and Ferb”) is co-producer and story editor. The news and concept art for the new series was revealed today at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which celebrates African animation this year.
The series follows Kiff, an optimistic squirrel whose best intentions often lead to complete chaos, and her best friend Barry, a sweet and mellow bunny. Set in the bustling mountains, where animals and magical creatures live together in harmony, the series features the duo, who take the town by storm with their endless adventures and zest for life. Each half-hour episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, will include a new original song.
Heavens and Smal said, “‘Kiff,’ a slang word for ‘cool’ in South Africa, was inspired by the people and places we experienced when we were growing up in Cape Town, with many of the characters reflecting the personalities of our own family and friends. It’s really ‘kiff’ that we can now share a bit of our world with kids and families everywhere.”
Meredith Roberts, senior vice president/general manager, Television Animation, Disney Channels, said, “Lucy and Nic are a brilliant creative team who produced a fresh and funny series with vibrant visuals that help bring the friendship between a squirrel and a bunny to life in a unique way. We can’t wait to introduce viewers to Kiff, Barry and their whole wonderfully wacky world.”
“Kiff” is produced by Titmouse in association with Disney Channel.
|[07/07/21 – 12:25 PM]
Joy Bryant and Henry Simmons to Star in Season Two of OWN Anthology Drama “Cherish the Day” from Award-Winning Creator Ava DuVernay, ARRAY Filmworks and Warner Bros. Television
Production will begin this month in New Orleans, with the new season expected to debut in 2022.
|[07/07/21 – 12:04 PM]
ABC to Exclusively Televise ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” for First Time on August 8
The marquee matchup will feature the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant hosting the first place Chicago White Sox and Tim Anderson.
|[07/07/21 – 12:01 PM]
BBC America’s “Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty” to Return on Saturday, September 4 with New Episodes
The midseason finale airs this Saturday, July 10 on the cable channel.
|[07/07/21 – 11:01 AM]
The Summer Is Heating Up with New Flame-Filled Tournament “Chopped: Playing with Fire”
Ted Allen hosts the new five-part tournament, premiering Tuesday, August 10 at 9:00/8:00c on Food Network.
|[07/07/21 – 10:57 AM]
Former NFL Linebacker and Texas Longhorn Sam Acho Joins ESPN as College Football and NFL Studio Analyst
Acho will also call select college football matchups this fall.
|[07/07/21 – 10:22 AM]
Dive in to Discovery’s Shark Week 2021 Fintastic Partnerships
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|[07/07/21 – 10:04 AM]
“The Standups” Season 3 Is Coming to Netflix with an All New Line Up
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|[07/07/21 – 10:01 AM]
“Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage,” A Look at How an Iconic Celebration of Harmony Descended Into Mayhem, Debuts July 23, Marking the 22nd Anniversary of the Festival
The HBO project is the first film to debut as part of “Music Box,” a collection of documentary films exploring pivotal moments in the music world.
|[07/07/21 – 09:16 AM]
Peacock Embarks on a Regency-Style Quest for Love with New Dating Series “Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance”
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|[07/07/21 – 09:13 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut – Hulu’s “McCartney 3,2,1”
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|[07/07/21 – 09:01 AM]
Global Sensation BTS Is Back on “The Tonight Show” for a Special Two-Night Musical Takeover Event!
The group will present the USA television debut of their highly anticipated song, “Permission To Dance” on July 13.
|[07/07/21 – 09:00 AM]
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” Cast
A first look at the new series will debut at [email protected] 2021 panel hosted online on Friday, July 23.
|[07/07/21 – 08:06 AM]
discovery+ Greenlights New Real Estate Series Starring Kendra Wilkinson
The six-part docuseries follows Kendra as she joins Douglas Elliman, one of the most successful and competitive real estate firms in Los Angeles.
|[07/07/21 – 08:01 AM]
Video: “Resort to Love” – Official Trailer – Netflix
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|[07/07/21 – 07:22 AM]
AMC Networks Presents Extensive Lineup of Panels for New and Returning Favorites at This Year’s [email protected] from July 23-25
“The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” “Ultra City Smiths,” “Doctor Who,” “Creepshow” and “Slasher: Flesh & Blood” are among the featured programs.