TV News Roundup: Freaky Friday Musical, Scandal Tribute, and MoreTV News Roundup: Freaky Friday Musical, Scandal Tribute, and More
The TV news today includes word of a Freaky Friday musical TV film, a Scandal tribute, and rumors of a Last Ship cancellation. TV News Roundup: Freaky Friday Musical, Scandal Tribute, and More

Disney Channel will be creating a musical version of Freaky Friday starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the network announced Friday.

“A classic story like Freaky Friday has a magical capacity to engage multiple generations – whether it’s in the form of a book, a theatrical film, a stage show – or all of the above,” said Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide. “Working with our partners at Disney Live Theatrical, we’re thrilled to bring this classic story to life in a whole new form – a music-driven movie for television.”

Deadline is reporting that the upcoming fifth season of The Last Ship will likely be its last. A confirmation from TNT has yet to come in, though.

You can watch the series premiere of upcoming Showtime comedy White Famous here.

In development news:

Wilmer Valderamma has acquired the film and TV rights to Patriots From the Barrio, which is based on Dave Gutierrez’s 2014 book that delves into the history of a segregated U.S. Army combat unit comprised entirely of Mexican Americans from South Texas that was part of the first division to set foot in Europe in World War II.

From around KSiteTV’s affiliates:

GreenArrowTV has the official description of Arrow season six episode two.

FlashTVNews has the official description of The Flash season four episode two, as well as a new poster.

KryptonSite has the official description of Supergirl season three episode two, as well as details on a new guest star.

DCLegendsTV has the official description of Legends of Tomorrow season three episode two.

FOX has released another preview of the third season of Lucifer.

Here’s a tribute to Scandal ahead of its upcoming final season.

Showtime has released the trailer for the next season of Shameless, which premieres in November.

Shilo Adams

Shilo Adams is a contributor to KSiteTV who has written for the likes of TVOvermind, ScreenFad, and TVHackr. You can e-mail him at sda2107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @sda0918.