Product placement is nothing unusual in the world of television, but this new game show — a co-production of Fox and Pepsi — is an unabashed vehicle to promote the soft-drink giant’s new product Pepsi Wild Cherry, which is being marketed for younger consumers. Contestants must make their way through two rounds of pop-culture trivia in a bid to win a $250,000 jackpot. At the end of each half-hour episode players try to hit five Wild Cherries on a giant slot machine to win. Actor Jason Biggs is the host.
After last season’s competition was forced to “go remote” because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Season 19 of this music competition (its fourth on ABC) resumes live coverage, with judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Ryan Seacrest also returns as host, as does in-house mentor Bobby Bones. Producers began virtual auditions for prospective contestants last August via custom-built Zoom technology. Candidates who made it past that stage performed for the socially distanced judges in a limited number of audition cities.
In this engaging new six-part docuseries, Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci travels across Italy to discover and sample the regional cuisines of that country. On the actor’s culinary itinerary are luxuriously creamy carbonara in Rome, Sicily’s artfully simple pasta alla Norma, saffron-infused risotto in Milan and arguably the world’s best pizza in Naples. In addition to that incomparable pie, the premiere, “Naples and the Amalfi Coast,” finds Tucci on a whirlwind tour to find the freshest mozzarella and the best San Marzano tomatoes.
“Outlander” stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish developed and star in this new eight-part half-hour travel docuseries, in which the two men, both native Scots, embark on an epic tour of their home country, meeting a lively collection of people who together embody what it means to be Scottish. The duo offer their personal perspectives on topics ranging from Scottish clans and the Battle of Culloden to whiskey tasting and folk dancing. They also explore the true legacy of their “Outlander” characters.