7/27/21 Entertainment News

Peacock has ordered a limited series featuring past and present characters from NBC’s long-running soap Days of Our Lives.  The five-part Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem will feature current Days stars Deidre HallDrake HogestynJackée HarryJames ReynoldsVictoria KonefalRobert Scott WilsonBilly FlynnLamon Archey and Sal Stowers.  Former castmember Lisa Rinna will reprise her role as Billie Reed, an agent for the International Security.  All of them become embroiled in a case involving stolen jewels that, should they end up in the wrong hands, could bring dire consequences to Salem.  Days of Our Lives, meanwhile, recently scored a two-season renewal at NBC, which will take the soap opera through its 58th season in 2022-23…

Lifetime has greenlit a new original movie with the working title Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story, starring Heather Locklear in the title role, according to Deadline.  The film marks Meghan McCain‘s first executive producing project since announcing her departure as co-host of the ABC daytime talk show The View at the end of the month.  It’s based on the true story of Kristine Carlson, co-author of the best-selling book series Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff “with her husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, who finds her world crashing down around her after Richard unexpectedly passes away.”  The film, also starring Natasha BureJason MacDonald and Emily Rose, will premiere later this year on Lifetime…

Apple TV+ reports Ted Lasso‘s season two premiere episode landed the biggest audience of any original film or TV show on the streamer, according to Variety.  Jason Sudeikis‘ comedy about a fish-out-of-water soccer coach grabbed more Apple TV Plus accounts that streamed the season two premiere on Friday, and over its opening weekend than any previous launch, according to Apple.  However, the tech giant hasn’t released the actual numbers of viewers.  Ted Lasso also stars Hannah WaddinghamBrendan HuntJeremy SwiftJuno TempleBrett GoldsteinPhil Dunster and Nick Mohammed

Michael C. Hall is back as serial killer Dexter Morgan in the event series Dexter: New Blood, which premieres November 7th on Showtime.