Fox Sports Releases Documentary About David Ortiz (TV News Roundup)

Fox Sports Films has announced the upcoming original documentary, David Ortiz: Legend of the Fall, which will spotlight Boston Red Sox veteran and Fox MLB analyst Ortiz (aka Big Daddy). The sports documentary is set to premiere on FS1 on October 14.

David Ortiz: Legend of the Fall follows Ortiz’s baseball career and legacy, from three Red Sox World Championships to his induction into the Hall of Fame. The documentary features exclusive interviews with various teammates and rivals, as well as behind-the-scenes footage showing Ortiz’s intimate moments and celebrations.

“This film sends the message to my fans that you can achieve your dreams if you believe in them and don’t give up,” Ortiz said in a statement. “I was very fortunate to achieve mine and am honored to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I’m honored that Fox Sports, Check Point Productions and my own Big Papi Productions have captured my baseball career and special moments on the plate – and given me the gift of being able to relive those precious times in my life. I’m equally proud of my accomplishments off the field and being able to share them with my family and community. I hope my fans will enjoy the film as much as I have.”

The documentary is produced by Check Point Productions in association with Big Papi Productions. David Check, Tim Mullen, Jackie Decker and Danny Field serve as producers. Ortiz and Alex Radetsy are executive producers alongside Fox Sports’ Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman, Charlie Dixon and Barry Nugent.

Check out the official trailer below.

Also on today’s TV news:

FIRST SIGHT

Prime Video has given a first look at the upcoming drama series Riches, which will release all six episodes on December 2nd.

Written and created by Abby Ajayi, the series follows the exploits of the privileged and successful Richards family. After London business mogul Stephen Richards (Hugh Quarshie) suffers a stroke, the Richards’ struggle for control of the cosmetics empire begins. In addition to Quarshie, the series stars Deborah Ayorinde, Sarah Niles, Adeyinka Akinrinade, Ola Orebiyi, Nneka Okoye and Emmanuel Imani.

Riches is produced by Greenacre Films in association with Monumental Television on behalf of ITV. Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Amanda Jenks and Ajayi are executive producers for Greenacre Films and Alison Owen and Alison Carpenter are executive producers for Monumental Television. The series is produced by Yvonne Francas and directed by Sebastian Thiel, Ajayi and Darcia Martin. Banijay Rights will be responsible for international distribution on behalf of Greenacre Films.

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Masterpiece has released the first look at Hannah Waddingham in the rom-com miniseries “Tom Jones,” slated to premiere on Masterpiece on PBS in 2023. Waddingham will play the seductive Lady Bellaston.

Based on Henry Fielding’s The Story of Tom Jones, a Foundling, the four-part series stars Solly McLeod as Tom Jones and Sophie Wilde as Sophia Western. “Tom Jones” was written and executive produced by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by Georgia Parris.

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PROGRAMMING

Fox Business Network will debut Season 3 of “FBN Prime” on October 15 in celebration of the network’s 15th anniversary.

The new season includes brand new episodes of How America Works starring Mike Rowe, American Built hosted by Stuart Varney, American Dream Homes hosted by Cheryl Casone and American Gold: The Legend of Bear Gulch. Mansion Global will also return with Miami real estate veteran Katrina Campins at the helm while Kacie McDonell is on maternity leave. Other programs include Historical Battles for America: Crucial Conflicts, narrated by Kelsey Grammer, Duck Family Treasure, and American Dynasty.

podcast

Rachel Maddow and MSNBC on Monday announced the launch of the original podcast, Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra, which will debut on October 10.

The eight-episode series explores the history of the Americans who plotted to overthrow the government and end democracy during World War II, and the members of Congress who supported the movement.

Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra is an MSNBC podcast manager produced by Maddow and former The Rachel Maddow Show producer Michael Yarvitz. The first two episodes will be available on October 10th, and episodes will be released weekly on Mondays.

EXECUTIVES

Hallmark Media has appointed Alice Rao as senior vice president of publicity. She is based in Los Angeles and reports to Chief Communications Officer Annie Howell.

In her new role, Rao will oversee advertising campaigns that promote Hallmark Media’s networks and services, programs, talent and executives. She will also work with corporate communications, talent relations and events, programming and other internal and external parties.

Prior to Hallmark Media, Rao worked as a communications and PR consultant at Netflix, HBO Max, Turner Networks and MRC Media, focusing on hit series such as Stranger Things, Emily in Paris, Russian Doll and The Upshaws. She has also held senior positions at AMC Networks, Sony, NBC Universal and Discovery Networks.

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