Keke Palmer To Host NBC's 'Password,' J. Lo's Netflix Doc At Tribeca, IMDb TV Is Now Amazon Freevee And More (S&A News Roundup)
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Keke Palmer To Host NBC's 'Password,' J. Lo's Netflix Doc At Tribeca, IMDb TV Is Now Amazon Freevee And More (S&A News Roundup)

Keke Palmer remains booked and busy with a new NBC game show she's hosting, Jennifer Lopez has a new Netflix documentary premiering at this year's Tribeca Festival, the hit fashion-competition series Making the Cut is making its return this summer for Season 3 and more in today's Shadow & Act news roundup.

Keke Palmer is adding a new show to her belt!

The always booked and busy Keke Palmer is hosting a new show. On the heels of hosting Disney+’s Foodtastic she has now been announced as the host of the Password revivial at NBC.

As NBC states, “Palmer will command the “Password podium as contestants from all walks of life are partnered with Jimmy Fallon and other celebrities to face off in the ultimate game of words. Fallon will play in each of the eight hourlong episodes as the celebrity/contestant duos compete for cash prizes by guessing a secret password using only one-word clues.”

The premiere episode of the show will be dedicated to Betty White, who played on the original series and in the featured segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She long been thought of as the game’s greatest player.

The original game launched in and was revived in 1979 and 1984 before being featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show.

Season 3 of 'Making The Cut' to air on Prime Video this summer.

Making The Cut is on another mission to find the next great global fashion brand!

Season 3 of the hit fashion- competition, hosted and executive produced by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, will return this summer on Prime Video.

Here’s an official description of Season 3:

Season Three will feature a new group of 10 entrepreneurs and designers from around the world, who are ready to take their emerging brands to the next level and become the newest global phenomenon. The winner of the series will receive $1 million to invest in their business and a mentorship with Amazon Fashion. The winner will also have an opportunity to create an exclusive co-brand with Amazon Fashion and sell their existing collection in Amazon Fashion’s Making the Cut store. The upcoming season will include new exciting brand collaborations, surprise fashion industry VIPs serving as guest judges, and expanded collections from each week’s winning designers, giving fans and customers even more opportunities to shop the winning looks in Amazon Fashion’s Making the Cut store. While fans await the return of the series, they can continue to shop the collections from the Season Two finalists, winner Andrea Pitter (Pantora) and runners-up Gary Graham (GaryGraham422) and Andrea Salazar (SETA).

Photo: Prime Video

 “I am excited for Making the Cut to return this summer for its third season,” said Heidi Klum in a statement received by S&A. “I was so happy to be reunited with Tim, Nicole, and Jeremy as we searched for the next great global fashion brand among our most talented group of designers yet! This season’s fashion far exceeded our expectations and there are so many amazing looks that I cannot wait to wear myself.”

Tim Gunn added, “After watching the success of our past designers, including winners Andrea Pitter and Jonny Cota, I’m tremendously excited for fans to see what this season’s enormously talented group of designers has in store.”

Jennifer Lopez documentary film 'Halftime' is set to premiere at opening night of 2022 Tribeca Festival.

Jennifer Lopez is appearing in a brand new movie, but this time, she’s the star of a documentary film centered around her milestones and evolution as an artist.

Here’s an official description of the film:

HALFTIME offers an intimate peek behind the curtain revealing the grit and determination that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she is, from her performances onscreen and on stages around the world, to her Super Bowl Halftime show, to the recent Presidential inauguration.  The documentary focuses on an international superstar who has inspired people for decades with her perseverance, creative brilliance, and cultural contributions.  And it’s only the beginning.  HALFTIME serves as the kickoff to the second half of Lopez’s life, as she lays bare her evolution as a Latina, a mother, and an artist, taking agency in her career and using her voice for a greater purpose.

Photo: Netflix

The film will kick off the 2022 Tribeca Festival on Wednesday, June 8. It will debut on Netflix on June 14.

A new name has been announced for IMDb TV.

A big change is in store for IMDb TV.

On April 13, the free Amazon streaming service announced that it will soon undergo a name change. The service will be rebranded to Amazon Freevee, beginning April 27.

Photo: Amazon Freevee

“Over the past two years, we have seen tremendous growth for our AVOD (ad-supported video on demand) service and are committed to bringing our audiences premium, free-to-consumer content,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “We’re looking forward to building on this momentum with an increasing slate of inventive and broadly appealing Originals, and are excited to establish Freevee as the premier AVOD service with content audiences crave.”

“Customers are increasingly shifting to streaming ad-supported premium content, and we have developed Freevee to deliver them highly sought content with half the commercials of traditional TV,” said Ashraf Alkarmi, director of Freevee. “Our new name clearly communicates who we are: An easy-to-navigate streaming service, available to users for free, whenever and wherever they choose to watch some of the greatest Original and licensed content available.”

The service will also now produce original films and has announced workplace rom-com Love Accidentally starring Brenda Song and Aaron O’Connell. Current original series include buddy-cop drama Pretty Hard Cases, heist drama Leverage: Redemption, sports docuseries UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, the spy thriller Alex Rider, court program Judy Justice and more.

Series in development include Primo, the coming-of-age comedy from Michael Schur and Shea Serrano and On Call, the half-hour procedural drama from prolific TV producer Dick Wolf.

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