Tori Kelly And Jordin Sparks On 'Rugrats,' HBO Max Drops 'Made For Love' Season 2 Trailer And More (S&A News Roundup)
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Tori Kelly And Jordin Sparks On 'Rugrats,' HBO Max Drops 'Made For Love' Season 2 Trailer And More (S&A News Roundup)

HBO Max‘s Made For Love returns soon, Jordin Sparks and Tori Kelly have joined the cast of the Rugrats reboot for a new musical special, Netflix has dropped the trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer and more all in today’s Shadow & Act news roundup.

HBO Max's 'Made For Love' drops season 2 trailer

Season 2 of the critically acclaimed HBO Max series Made For Love, returns with a two-episode premiere on April 28. The sci-fi drama about a woman trying to gain her independence from a technologically abusive marriage will premiere two episodes every Thursday. The two-episode finale premiering on May 19.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on the novel by Alissa Nutting, MADE FOR LOVE is a poignantly humorous story of modern love and divorce. Season One followed Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something woman on the run after ten years in a suffocating marriage to tech billionaire Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), as smart as he is insufferable. After discovering that her husband implanted a monitoring device – the Made for Love chip – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her and know her “emotional data,” Hazel fled to her desert hometown to take refuge with her outcast father Herbert (Ray Romano) and his synthetic partner, Diane. In the second season, in order to save her father’s life, Hazel returns to the Hub, Byron’s high-tech palace. But once inside, she and Byron both become ensnared by Gogol’s newest revolutionary (and dangerous) technology.

The series stars Cristin Milioti as Hazel Green, Billy Magnussen as Byron Gogol, Ray Romano as Herbert Green, Dan Bakkendahl as Herringbone, Noma Dumezweni as Fiffany, Caleb Foote as Bennett, and  Sarunas J. Jackson as Jay.

Made For Love is executive produced by Christina Lee, Alissa Nutting, Patrick Somerville, Dean Bakopoulos, Liza Chasin, Daisy Mayer, and SJ Clarkson. The series is a production of Paramount Television Studios. Season 1 showrunner Christina Lee is joined by Alyssa Nutting in running season two.

Here is the trailer for Season 2 of Made For Love:

Tori Kelly and Jordin Sparks to guest star on 'Rugrats'

Nickelodeon has announced that Tori Kelly and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Jordin Sparks has joined the cast of the original animated series Rugrats for a musical special about Angelica’s doll from the original series. The special, titled “Rescuing Angelica, will premiere Friday, April 15 on Paramount+. Tori Kelly will guest star as Cynthia, Angelica’s beloved doll, and Jordin Sparks will play Tabitha, another of Angelica’s dolls.

Here’s the official description of the upcoming Rugrats musical special:

In “Rescuing Cynthia,” Angelica accidentally leaves her Cynthia doll at home and goes on a fantastical journey to find her. On the way, she learns that everyone has forgotten Cynthia (Kelly) for a new popstar named Tabitha (Sparks). The episode features three original songs, “Cynthia is Everywhere,” performed by Tori Kelly, “New Star in the Sky,” performed by Jordin Sparks, and “Friendship Sold Separately,” performed by Tori Kelly and Jordin Sparks.

Sparks and Kelly will join the original cast of babies, including EG Daily as Tommy Pickles, Nancy Cartwright as Chuckie Finster, Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles, Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael and Kath Soucie as Phil and Lil DeVille. Ashley Rae Spillers, Tommy Dewey, Tony Hale,  Natalie Morales, Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons also star.

The new series is a reimaging of the iconic ’90s cartoon with a new animation style. Paramount+ has renewed the series for 13 episodes.

The Rugrats musical special premieres on April 15th on Paramount+.

Check out clips below:

Netflix debuts 'The Lincoln Lawyer' Trailer

Netflix has dropped the trailer for its upcoming series The Lincoln Lawyer which features a cast including Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Angus Sampson and Jazz Raycole.

Here’s the official description of the upcoming Netflix drama:

From creator David E. Kelley, THE LINCOLN LAWYER is the story of Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles. Based on The Brass Verdict, the second book in The Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly.

The series is based on the Novel of the same name by Micheal Connelly who also serves as an executive producer of the series along with David E. Kelley, Ted Humphrey, Ross Fineman, Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson. Netflix has had the 2011 adaption starring Matthew McConaughey on its service for a long time.

Here’s the trailer:

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