TV News Roundup: Kendall and Kris Jenner Team with Quibi for New Celebrity Series

By LaTesha Harris

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) –
In today’s TV news roundup, Comedy Central announces the premiere date of “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” and BBC America announces “Doctor Who’s” Season 12 premiere date.


BET Plus
’s new legal thriller,

Paula Patton
(“Precious”) premieres
Dec. 19
. Patton stars as Daniella, an entertainment lawyer with a bad reputation who is at odds with her sorority sister, district attorney Beverly.
Marques Houston
(“Sister, Sister”) and
Chris Stokes
(“You Got Served”) executive produce. 

BBC America
announced that Season 12 of

will premiere
Jan. 1
Jodie Whittaker
(“Broadchurch”) returns as the 13th Doctor with co-stars
Tosin Cole
Mandip Gill
Bradley Walsh
in the two-part season premiere. Watch the trailer for the new season below:

“ Is Nora From Queens” will debut 
Jan. 22 on Comedy Central, the cabler announced. In the series, Awkwafina (“The Farewell”) stars as Nora, a 27-year-old who lives with her parents.
Michelle Buteau
(“Always Be My Maybe”),
Jamie Chung
(“Sucker Punch”),
Laverne Cox
(“Orange Is The New Black”),
Jennifer Esposito
Bella Heathcote
(“The Neon Demon”),
David Krumholtz
(“Master of None”),
Natasha Lyonne
(“Russian Doll”),
Harry Shum Jr.
(“Crazy Rich Asians”),
Ming-Na Wen
(“Fresh Off The Boat”),
Jaboukie Young-White
(“Big Mouth”) and more guest star. Comedy Central also released a first look from the new series, which you can see below:

“The Magicians
will return with Season 5 on 
Jan. 15
. Following a tragic death, the group of magical friends struggles to adjust to life in the face of a new threat.
Stella Maeve
Olivia Taylor Dudley
Hale Appleman
Arjun Gupta
Summer Bishil
Rick Worthy
Jade Tailor
Brittany Curran
Trevor Einhorn
star. Watch a trailer for the new season below:


released a new promo for its highly anticipated
“Party of Five

premiering Jan. 8. The series follows the Acosta children (played by
Brandon Larracuente
Emily Tosta
Niko Guardado
Elle Paris Legaspi) attempting to adjust to life after their parents are deported.
Amy Lippman
Christopher Keyser, creators of the original 1994 series, return for the reboot. 


greenlit a new celebrity series,
“Kirby Jenner

executive produced by
Kris Jenner
of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” The series follows the titular
Kirby Jenner
, Kendall’s fake fraternal twin brother, interacting with the members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. “I’m thrilled that Quibi viewers will get an inside look at the life of my twin brother and he’ll finally have the opportunity to shine in this series,” Kendall Jenner said in a statement.


Martin Lawrence
(“The Beach Bum”)
, Cedric the Entertainer
(“Cadillac Records”),
Marsai Martin
(“Black-ish”) and Columbia Records head of urban music
Phylicia Fant
will be honored at the 28th annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, premiering
Jan. 12
. Emmy Award-winner
Wanda Sykes
will host the award show. Anthony Anderson, Niecy Nash, Steve Harvey, Mike Epps, George Lopez and more will appear at the show.