Several Discovery+ titles, including shows like “Property Brothers” and “Chopped,” will be available to stream on HBO Max over the next week.
Seasons 5 and 6 of “Property Brothers: Forever Home” begin streaming on the service on Wednesday, November 9. The two episodes of Season 7 that have already aired will also be available, while new episodes will be available on HGTV, Discovery+ and HBO Max throughout the rest of the season.
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A collection of “Chopped” holiday shows will also be available to stream starting Wednesday. The cooking competition show follows four chefs as they compete to take everyday items and turn them into an extraordinary three-course meal. The curated selection of episodes from the original series, as well as spinoff series like “Chopped Junior” and “Chopped Sweets,” features challenges themed around Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and other holiday festivities.
Seasons 7 and 8 of the “Holiday Baking Championship,” featuring a total of 21 hours of holiday baking skills and competitions, will be available to stream starting Monday, November 14. Host Jesse Palmer brings the Christmas spice in addition to judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall.
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Disney+ has released a new trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new series “Zootopia+”. All six episodes will be launched on the streaming service on Wednesday 9 November.
Returning to the fast-paced mammal metropolis of Zootopia in the new short-form series, the show will delve deeper into the lives of some of the feature film’s city residents. The series is directed by Josie Trinidad and Trent Correy, while Nathan Curtis produces.
Read below for the synopsis for each episode:
“Hop Aboard” – When Judy boards the train from the Bunny Burrow to Zootopia to begin life as the city’s first bunny cop, Stu and Bonnie’s youngest daughter, Molly, takes a ride on top of the train, forcing the down-to-earth duo out of their comfort zone and into an action-packed rescue mission.
“The Real Rodents of Little Rodentia” – Newly engaged, Mrs. Fru begins her wedding planning with enthusiasm and flourish — at least until her scene-stealing cousin Tru Tru arrives to assume the role of Shrew of Honor. A battle for the limelight ensues until a close encounter with a giant donut reveals that for better or for worse, no one knows you better than your family.
“Duke the Musical” – After being busted and arrested in a giant donut – compliments of Officer Judy Hopps – clever criminal weasel Duke re-evaluates his life and ponders where he went wrong – in song. In a musical aptly set in his own mind, Duke ponders how to go from small-time villain to Big Time!
“The Godfather of the Bride” – A moving story about the mighty arctic shrew known as Mr. Big visiting Mrs. Fru’s big day when he delivers a revelatory father-of-the-bride speech. He takes guests back in time to his days as Mr. Small, a new immigrant to Zootopia, and imparts the wisdom he gained then about the importance of friends, family and community.
“So You Think You Can Pance” – ZPD dispatcher Clawhauser talks his boss, Chief Bogo, into auditioning for “So You Think You Can Pance.” The stakes are high as the ultimate prize is an opportunity to dance on stage with megastar pop sensation Gazelle.
“Dinner Rush” – As Super Server Sam tries to quickly finish his restaurant shift to make a once-in-a-lifetime Gazelle concert, Flash and Priscilla show up at the last minute with hopes of a once-in-a-lifetime dinner.
Check out the trailer below.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind decades of educational content, including “Sesame Street,” has named Kim Díaz as its new vice president of creative development.
Since joining Sesame Workshop in 2016, Díaz has been a leader in her area of expertise, overseeing all aspects of content development, generating new programming ideas for children and families, and serving as creative producer for select current series. In his new role reporting to Kay Wilson Stallings, executive vice president of creative and production, Díaz will develop and lead the creative development strategy for new long-form and short-form series, specials and other programming initiatives. She will also be responsible for identifying and working with the right distributor for each property.
“Kim is an invaluable leader, full of collaborative energy and thoughtful insights that advance our mission,” said Wilson Stallings. “I know she will continue to bring her immense creativity to all of our content, fostering new ideas for incredible programming that help kids become smarter, stronger and kinder.”
Díaz added, “I’m deeply passionate about creating educational entertainment for preschoolers and beyond. Growing up in an urban neighborhood in Queens, I remember watching ‘Sesame Street’ and thinking it was the only show out there that looked like where I lived. It’s an honor to be a part of helping kids like me see themselves through our beloved characters and brand new shows.”
Irene Tallman has been named VP, originals marketing operations and strategy, Hulu Originals. She was previously the CEO of Hulu Originals.
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