TVLine Articles: JJ Abrams’ UFO Doc, RHOC Cast Shake-Up & More

JJ Abrams is looking for signs of alien life in Showtime UFO’s upcoming four-part docuseries.

The program, from Abrams’ Bad Robot and Zipper Bros Films, explores “our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and what clandestine influence the US government, private lucrative businesses and the military may have in hiding the truth behind the phenomena. aliens to advance their own agendas, ”according to the official synopsis.

All four episodes will be available to Showtime subscribers at midnight on Sunday, August 8, ahead of the series’ linear debut that night at 9 / 8c.

Ready for more of today’s topical nuggets? Good…

* Real Housewives of Orange County stars Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas are leaving the Bravo series, while former actress Heather Dubrow will return for season 16, reports our sister site Variety.

* Call Me Kat brought in Alissa Neubauer (Mom) to play the role of showrunner in season 2 of the Fox comedy starring Mayim Bialik.

* Starz’s reimagining of the Dangerous Liaisons series added the following cast to its cast: Lesley Manville (Harlots), Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones), Paloma Faith (Pennyworth), Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), Nathanael Saleh (The Letter for le Roi), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Dynasty), Colette Dalal Tchantcho (Domina), Lucy Cohu (Ripper Street), Fisayo Akinade (Cucumber), Maria Friedman (EastEnders), Clare Higgins (The Worst Witch, Into the Badlands), Kosar Ali, Hilton Pelser and Mia Threapleton.

* Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends, Marvel’s first complete series for preschoolers, premieres Friday, August 6 – with simultaneous airing on Disney Channel and Disney Junior – at 9 a.m. ET. Additionally, Mickey Mouse Funhouse will debut on Friday, August 20 at 8 a.m., also simulcast.

* The Showtime drama American Rust, starring Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Maura Tierney (The Affair), will premiere on Sunday, September 12 at 10 p.m. ET. Watch a trailer:

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