TV News Roundup: Tyga Cast in MTV’s ‘Scream’

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In today’s roundup, Tyga and C.J. Wallace have been cast in MTV’s “Scream,” and A&E Networks’ “The Murder of Laci Peterson” will premiere in August.

CASTING

Rappers Tyga and C.J. Wallace have signed on as series regulars for the upcoming third season of MTV‘s “Scream,” which premieres in March 2018 as a three-night event on MTV. The season, which will be moving production from New Orleans to Atlanta, features an entirely new cast, series location and premise that revolves around Deion Elliot, a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends.

Tyga is set to play the role of Jamal, Deion’s older step-brother. Wallace, the son of rapper The Notorious B.I.G.,  will take on the role of Amir, a good kid whose strict parents expect him to keep clean during high school, stay away from girls and ultimately find his place within the family business. Queen Latifah is executive producing with Shakim Conpere and Yaneley Arty of Flaver Unit Entertainment, joining returning exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein via the Dimension TV umbrella as well as Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.  Matthew Signer & Keith Levine are producers. Brett Matthews is showrunner and executive producer.

DATES

A&E Networks will premiere “The Murder of Laci Peterson,” an original limited documentary series, Tuesday, August 15 at 10 p.m. The six-episode series takes a fresh look at the trial of Scott Peterson for the murder of his wife Laci. Through unprecedented access and interviews, including new interviews with Scott Peterson from prison, the docuseries explores the infamous trial, the case that destroyed a family, gripped a nation and defined an era, as a vehicle for understanding America’s criminal justice system and…

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