Disney Plus’ ‘Behind the Attraction’ To Premiere In July (TV News Roundup)

Disney Plus announced that all 10 episodes of “Behind the Attraction” will premiere on July 16.

Narrated by Paget Brewster, the series will give viewers an exclusive peek inside the magic of Disney Parks and Resorts’ most beloved attractions, from Jungle Cruise and “it’s a small world” to the Haunted Mansion and “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.”

Using archival and never-before-seen footage and photographs, “Behind the Attraction” will also tell the stories behind each park’s castle and transportation system, as well as how the iconic Disneyland Hotel came to be.

“Behind the Attraction” will also feature interviews with Walt Disney and dozens of Disney legends and past and present Imagineers, including Bob Weis, Jeanette Lomboy, Kim Irvine, Scott Trowbridge, Tom Fitzgerald, Scot Drake, Carmen Smith and Joe Rohde.

Directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, the series is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Kevin Hill from Seven Bucks Productions and Volk-Weiss, Robin Henry, and Cisco Henson from The Nacelle Company.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:


Netflix announced that the 2022 Netflix Is A Joke Fest will take place from April 29 to May 8 in Los Angeles. The streamer’s first comedy festival, which was originally slated for spring 2020, was set to bring over 100 shows to various venues across Los Angeles and release the filmed specials to Netflix later in the year. While Netflix has not yet made an announcement regarding this year’s performers, the fated 2020 lineup featured Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Kevin Hart, Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Jamie Foxx, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Martin Lawrence, Sebastian Maniscalco, the cast of “Schitt’s Creek” and more.


Onyx Collective has named Jacqueline Glover head of documentary programming and Jihan Robinson vice president of documentary programming. Glover and Robinson will continue building on Onyx’s roster of creators of color and produce and develop non-fiction projects for the brand. Glover will also continue to serve as ABC News’ head of documentaries, while Robinson will also continue serving as Freeform’s vice president of alternative programming.


Robert De Niro, Anthony Ramos and Anne-Marie with Niall Horan will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Aidy Bryant, Katie Thurston and John Mayer will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will have on Chris Matthews and Cynthia Erivo; “Late Night With Seth Meyers” will feature Patrick Wilson, Quinta Brunson and Brendan Buckley; and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will have on Julianne Moore and Rufus Wainwright.

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