‘Vikings: Valhalla’ Sets Final Season Premiere Date and Unveils Trailer (TV News Roundup)

Netflix has dropped a trailer for the final season of “Vikings: Valhalla,” which is set to release on July 11. The series is created by Jeb Stuart and is a sequel to Michael Hirst’s “Vikings” from MGM Television.

The official logline reads, “Set in the early 11th century, ‘Vikings: Valhalla’ chronicles the heroic adventures of some of the most famous Vikings who ever lived, Leif Eriksson, his sister, Freydis and the Norwegian prince Harald Sigurdsson. Season 3 finds our heroes seven years after the conclusion of Season Two. Freydis is now the undisputed leader of pagan Jomsborg, and Leif and Harald have achieved glory in Constantinople. But greater challenges lie ahead in order for each to reach their ultimate destiny.”

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Returning cast members include Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter, Laura Berlin, David Oakes and Bradley Freegard. Executive producers are Stuart, Morgan O’Sullivan, Michael Hirst, Sheila Hockin, Steve Stark, James Flynn, John Weber, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer and Paul Buccieri.

Watch the trailer below.

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The E! network has greenlit the half-hour comedic docuseries “Denise Richards and the Wild Things,” which follows the life of Richards and her family. Starring and executive produced by Richards, the series is set to premiere in 2025.

“My family and I are thrilled to return home to E! Sami and Lola were just 3 and 4 years old when we first shared our story and now we’ve come full circle,” Richards said. “Alex Baskin and I met when I joined ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ and I loved doing that show. This is the perfect partnership for our family’s series as our lives are full of fun, love and unpredictability, and we can’t wait for the audience to share this adventure with us.”

“Denise Richards and the Wild Things” is executive produced by Baskin, Joe Kingsley and Jeff Festa for 32 Flavors. Richards executive produces for Smoke and Mirrors Entertainment. Adam Griffin also serves as executive producer.

Richards appeared as a fulltime cast member on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for two seasons, before quitting. During the most recent installment — Season 13 — she made a few memorable, notable guest appearances, clashing especially with Erika Jayne and Dorit Kemsley.

Richards is repped by Vault Entertainment, Goodman, Genowm, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher and Jill Fritzo Public Relations. Richards is also represented by Gersh in unscripted.


The Critics Choice Association announced that Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar are set to return as hosts for the sixth annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards. It will take place at the Fairmont Century Plaza on June 15. Television host, John Walsh will be honored with the Career Achievement Award, and Tom Bergeron, television personality will be the first recipient of the Sam Rubin Award, which was created in honor of Sam Rubin, a journalist and longtime member of CCA’s Board of Directors who passed away in May.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “The Traitors” lead this year’s nominations, with each earning five nods. Presenters this year will include Alfonso Ribeiro, Brock Davies and Scheana Shay, Chelsea Lazkani, Drew and Jonathan Scott, Duff Goldman, Jane Lynch, Joe Manganiello, Justin Willman, Kamie Crawford, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Bonnet, Matt Iseman, Nicole Young, Patti Stanger, Phil Keoghan, Retta and Sandra Lee.


“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild” celebrates its  2023-24 broadcast season on NBC as the most-watched weekend wildlife show across cable TV. It brought in over 1.1 million weekly viewers. Back by popular demand, the series is set to return to NBC for a second season this fall.

Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant will also return as co-hosts to bring viewers across the U.S., and international destinations and highlight some of the most impactful and remarkable conservation stories.

“We’re proud of the work we’ve accomplished for Season One and we look forward to Season Two and taking our viewers on even wilder adventures,” said Jennifer Wulf, vice president of brand marketing for Mutual of Omaha.

Season 1 weekends is available to watch on NBC’s “The More You Know” educational programming block, NBC.com and NBC VOD.

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