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Saudi Gazette, Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Gallery

SHOWS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017

By Mariam Nihal

Saudi Gazette

Mideast Minute

Mideast Minute is the

first satirical news

show on Comedy Cen-

tral. The show satirizes

America’s foreign pro-

paganda. Pardis Parker

plays host Jamsheed

al-Jamsheedi. Speak-

ing to Saudi Gazette,

Parker said the show

specifically pokes fun

at the absurdity of America’s foreign propaganda. “Where it sometimes feels like

they’re trying to convince us that a circle’s a square. We poke fun at America’s for-

eign propaganda, trying to convince Middle Easterners that everything’s OK in the

Middle East,” Parker said. Talking about his role in the show, he said: “It’s a show

I did several years ago as a web series. Comedy Central liked the concept, and

our hope is it finds a larger audience. It’s a fairly specific joke we’re telling each

week, and a bit different than what you’d find elsewhere. Not sure there’s anything

similar out there.” Parker previously appeared on CBS, ABC, CBC, Showcase, the

Family Channel, Comedy Central, and many others. Episodes hit Comedy Central’s

Snapchat Discover channel on Thursday,

cc.com

on Friday, and Comedy Central’s

YouTube channel on Saturday.

Prison Break

Yes, it’s back. The

show’s creator

Paul Scheuring

and leading stars

Wentworth Miller

and Dominic Pur-

cell have signed

on to return for

fox’s revival.

The Young Pope

Jude Law plays ‘The

Young Pope’ Lenny Be-

lardo or Pius XIII, the

first American Pope in

history. The first episode

premiered on January

15. Paolo Sorrentino, the

Oscar and Golden Globe

winner for “The Great

Beauty” is directing the

show.

Riverdale

Archie comic fans, this one is for you. It does come with a twist of “Twin Peaks”

but you get to hang out with Archie and the crew. If this was your favorite child-

hood memory then be prepared for it to take a life of its own on screen next week

on January 26. The show comes from Greg Berlanti, who produced superhit shows

like “Arrow”, “Supergirl” and “The Flash”.

The New Celebrity Apprentice

This one replaced Trump with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Patrick Knapp Schwar-

zenegger and Tyra Banks join the action star and former California governor on the

show.

Marvel’s

The Inhumans

ABC’s upcoming “Inhu-

mans” series is about a

race of superhumans

from the American

comic book series pub-

lished by Marvel Com-

ics. Marvel is slated to

begin production on its

“Inhumans” TV series

in March with filming to

take place in Chicago

and Los Angeles ac-

cording to Production

Weekly.

Lemony Snicket’s

A Series of

Unfortunate Events

Starring Neil Patrick Harris in

the lead role, the show is based

on the best-selling novels by

Daniel Handler. Harris and Han-

dler are executive producers

alongside Barry Sonnenfeld,

who produced “Men in Black”

and “The Addams Family.”

Z: The Beginning of Everything

This one is about writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda. The series is based on

the romantic relationship mainly focusing on Zelda, played by Christina Ricci. Da-

vid Hoflin plays the celebrated writer in this tremendous series. Show premieres

on January 27.

Feud: Bette

and Joan

For those of you who

loved “American

Horror Story” and

“American Crime

Story” producer

Ryan Murphy, has

something great in

store for you. FX’s

anthology series

“Feud” studies some

of the most epic con-

flicts in history. Star-

ring Jessica Lange

and Susan Sarandon

in its first season,

watch them in a

new light as Joan

Crawford and Bette

Davis. Show starts

on March 5.