The Center for Bipartisan Policy, the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate are launching a series of debates among top US senators. Dubbed “The Senate Bill,” the debates will begin at 12 pm ET on June 13, with Senators Lindsey Graham and Bernie Sanders participating in an hour-long policy debate. The topics of the debate will be announced one week before the event.
“The Senate Bill” says the goal of its debate series is to “reintroduce the culture of seeking common ground and consensus that has been the essence of the Senate since it was conceived in 1789.”
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The debate will be moderated by Bret Baier of Fox News Channel. The Kennedy Institute will host the debate in its full-size replica of the US Senate Chamber, broadcast on Fox Nation. The Bipartisan Policy Center will host the second debate in July at George Washington University, and the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation will host a third this fall.
“Our democracy is built on the ability to engage in serious business and resolve legitimate differences,” said BPC President Jason Grumet. “The Senate Bill highlights the creativity and courage required to govern a divided nation.”
Also in today’s TV news roundup:
Emily Mayer has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Development at B17 Entertainment. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of the company, which she joined in 2019. During her tenure with the company, she was responsible for selling more than 25 series and specials to broadcasters, cable channels and networks. Prior to joining B17, Mayer served as Senior Vice President at All3 Media’s Maverick TV USA and FishBowl Worldwide Media, and Vice President of Development at NBCUniversal’s Wilshire Studios. Additionally, Ashton Copeland and Ben Stoddard have been promoted to Director of Development and Vice President of Development. , while Sydney Jackson has been hired as a creative executive.
Lauren Tempest has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Content Partnerships, Acquisitions and Programming at Hulu. Previously, she served as vice president of content partnerships. In her new role, she will report to Hulu President Joe Earley and be responsible for managing Hulu’s content library and working with outside partners to make television and movie acquisitions. Tempest first joined Hulu in 2015, after working for six years at NBCUniversal’s USA Network.
Milo Manheim has been cast in a recurring role in season 2 of the Disney+ original medical drama series “Doogie Kanealoha, MD.” Mannheim will play Nico, an “intelligent teenager who has been in and out of hospitals for years and lives life on edge. When he becomes one of Lahela’s patients, their relationship gets complicated,” according to Disney+. Manheim recently wrapped the upcoming Disney+ original movie “Prom Pact,” and is best known for playing Zed in the movie franchise. Disney Channel Original Movie “Zombies,” the third film of which will premiere on Disney+ on July 15. Manheim is represented by UTA, Framework and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.
Mitchell Slaggert has been cast as a series regular on Season 2 of “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, the HBO Max series stars Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott as four freshman roommates at the fictional Essex College. Slaggert will play Jackson, a former Division 1 athlete who transfers to Essex from a party school. Previously, he starred in movies like “Spare Room” and “Wish Upon,” and starred in the HBO Max remake of “Gossip Girl.” He is represented by Chris Kiely at Authentic Talent & Literary Management; Aperture talent agency.
Crackle Plus, an advertising-supported streaming video-on-demand (AVOD) service owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., announced it will launch five FAST (ad-supported streaming television) channels on the broadcast. Local Now platform. Crackle Plus FAST channels include Crackle, Crackle Classics, the recently launched Chicken Soup for the Soul streaming service, action-driven network Popcornflix, and Truli, a faith and family streaming service.
MarbleMedia and MEZO Entertainment are developing a live-action sci-fi adventure series called “Generation Mars,” directed by creator Robert C. Cooper. Based on the books by Douglas D. Meredith, the series takes place in 2053, where 12-year-old Cas is the first human born on Mars. The project is spearheaded by Children’s Vice President AJ Trauth (“Even Stevens”).
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Seth MacFarlane, Jay Ellis and musical guest Def Leppard will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this Thursday, and Jon Hamm, Jen Psaki and Jimmie Johnson will guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will star Michael Che and James Stavridis, while “Late Night With Seth Meyers” will star Jennifer Connelly, Chloe Fineman and Danielle Ponder. Miles Teller and Amanda Peet will appear on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”
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