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This Week in TV News: Fall TV, ‘Morning Show’ and Bill Gates

By Mikayla Shunk
08/23/19 < 1 minute READ

This week we’re talking about a new show from Apple chronicling a fictional drama happening behind-the-scenes of morning television, upcoming shows premiering this fall, and a docuseries on Bill Gates. 

Apple’s “Morning Show” gets a trailer. Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell and Reese Witherspoon play morning news hosts in “Morning Show,” a drama inspired by Jamie Stelter’s book “Top of the Morning.” Apple ordered two seasons of the show, which aill air exclusively on Apple TV Plus. The premiere date hasn’t been announced yet. (The Hollywood Reporter)

New episodes of “The Proud Family” to show on Disney +.  Actor Tommy Davidson, who voiced Oscar Proud, said Disney will be producing new episodes to be released on Disney +. Kids’ show “The Proud Family” premiered in 2001 and hasn’t produced a new episode since 2005. Viewers are curious if the show pick up where it left off or skip forward a few years in its timeline. (Vice)

Fall TV heats up. “There is literally not enough time to watch it all,” The Daily Beast’s Kevin Fallon declares in a guide to new fall TV options. Among the top-talked about titles: Kirsten Dunst’s “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”; a Michael Schur-exec produced show called “Sunnyside”; and “Modern Love,” a romantic show based on the New York Times column of the same name. (The Daily Beast

Netflix gets a Bill Gates doc series. “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,” a three-part docuseries will premiere September 20. This series will focus on the Microsoft founder, his business leadership and philanthropy. It’s directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim, who also directed “An Inconvenient Truth” and “He Named Me Malala.” (Deadline)

Read last week’s TV news.