Friday, May 12, 2017

Around the Tubes: 5/12/2017

I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post will include blurbs on Twin Peaks, Guerrilla, Little Steven, Brian Wilson, Maggie Rogers, 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton, and SMILF.

- Showtime has released a new video teaser from the limited event series Twin Peaks, which will debut with a two-part premiere on Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 on air, on demand and over the internet. To watch and share the new Twin Peaks promo, which reveals a glimpse at some new and returning faces.

- The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME limited event series Guerrilla will air its final two episodes back-to-back on Sunday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet. As the series comes to a close, Marcus (Babou Ceesay) and Jas (Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Freida Pinto) are tested in the wake of tragic loss. Meanwhile, Kent’s (Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba) actions have a disastrous effect on the black community, while the Black Power Desk launches a reign of terror. Infighting threatens to split the radicals, throwing their final mission into jeopardy. Can they come together in time?

- Little Steven shares his new song "Love On The Wrong Side Of Town," co-written with Bruce Springsteen, from his eagerly anticipated new album, SOULFIRE (Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe). "Love On The Wrong Side Of Town" is the third song the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has released from the album set to arrive everywhere on Friday, May 19th. Entertainment Weekly premiered the song last week. Pre-order SOULFIRE here.

- With one of the most in-demand concert outings the last year music legend Brian Wilson is once again extending the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50TH Anniversary World Tour and announcing a slate of new UK, European and North American show dates for 2017 to celebrate the iconic Pet Sounds album for a final time. Currently on tour now in the US, additional performances will be added in Hawaii, UK and Europe this summer, and again in the summer with 22 new dates overseas and 20+ new fall dates added in the U.S. VIP ticket pre-sales begin today with general on-sale beginning Friday May 12. A full list of tour dates is below with up-to-date ticketing, show information and more at

- Maggie Rogers: Alaska on Late Night with Seth Myers

- Following the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton on June 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Turner's TNT will televise the celebration as a one-hour special, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton, premiering Thursday, June 15, at 10:00. Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will then encore the special on Monday, July 31, during a night of programming dedicated to Keaton's work. This marks the fifth year the Emmy®-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks.

- Showtime has announced the pick-up of the new half-hour comedy series SMILF from Frankie Shaw, based on her Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name. The series order will include 10 episodes that will begin airing this fall. Set in Boston, SMILF will take a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. Shaw will star, write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical comedy, with Oscar® nominee Michael London (Sideways) and Emmy® nominees Janice Williams (Confirmation), Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher) executive producing. Multiple Emmy winner Rosie O’Donnell will co-star in her first series regular TV role as “Tutu”, Bridgette’s (Shaw) mother, who is completely oblivious to social convention. The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios as a co-production with Showtime.

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