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Project Blue Book
The first trailer has been released for History Channel’s “Project Blue Book” starring Aiden Gillen as J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer recruited by the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s to investigate sightings of extraterrestrial life all over America.

Robert Zemeckis produces and Sean Jablonski serves as showrunner in the series which will launch on the History Channel this winter.

Who Is America?
Showtime’s comedy series “Who Is America?,” from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, drew a modest 0.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 327,000 viewers for its 10pm airing. Streaming and On Demand viewing added another 301,000 viewers to that total while multiple encores of the premiere brought up its first night total audience to just over a million.

Faring better was a ten-minute preview of the series posted on Showtime’s YouTube channel on Sunday which has garnered over ten million views. The series drove the highest sign-ups of any series for the Showtime streaming service in a single day in 2018. [Source: Variety]

Better Call Saul
AMC has released the full trailer for the fourth season of its “Breaking Bad” spin-off series “Better Call Saul”. In the new season, Chuck’s death catalyzes Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and his transformation into Saul Goodman. He also takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer in jeopardy. “Better Call Saul” premieres with all-new episodes on August 6th.

The Wrong Mans
“22 Jump Street” scene stealer Jillian Bell has been cast opposite Ben Schwartz in Showtime’s UK comedy remake “The Wrong Mans” created by James Corden & Matthew Baynton. Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. TV and BBC Studios will produce.

The action-comedy follows two ordinary office workers who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity when one receives the message: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” Bell will take on the role Corden did in the original, a deluded fantasist who leaps to help as she leads such an empty life. [Source: Deadline]

Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who both won multiple Emmys for their performances as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman respectively in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” have reunited for a new video for Omaze. The charity video is asking for donations for the chance to cook in the legendary meth lab of the RV. Every donation supports the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as the Kind Campaign.