FACEBOOK WATCH ORDERS SHOWS FROM TIA MOWRY, MORE: Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry, The Real hosts Adrienne Houghton and Jeannie Mai, and Keeping Up With The Kardashian co-stars Malika & Khadijah Haqq are all gearing up to launch shows on Facebook Watch after lifestyle entertainment company Kin agreed to produce several shows for the digital platform. Deadline reports that Houghton's Wear it Well and Mowry's Quick Fix presents Comfort Kitchen debuts later this month, while Malika and Khadijah Haqq's Side by Side launches in November.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS TALKS HOLIDAY STYLE: Neil Patrick Harris is ready to whip out the silly holiday socks. "We really live it up," he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "The fourth quarter is very exciting in the Burtka-Harris household. ... I'm excited by the holiday sweaters, because usually we buy new ones every year just so we're not having to dig out mothball-ridden things from the past." And when it's not holiday time? "I tend to wear grey a lot. It's my favorite color so I have all kinds of grey pants, grey v-neck T-shirts. I'm like the grey Simon Cowell in my own mind," he says. "My husband is much more Mr Porter — much classier. And so we've just gone from T-shirts to Gucci, which is lovely."
HOW IS HBO MAX APPROACHING GLOBAL ROLLOUT? AT&T's WarnerMedia is signaling that it will launch the direct-to-consumer service in the U.S. in May and launch internationally in 2021. WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said at HBO Max's unveiling in Burbank Tuesday that they planned localized versions in Latin America and Europe. "We're prioritizing our international expansion in Latin America and Europe where we currently operate HBO networks and have existing over-the-top services," Stankey said on Tuesday, adding that elsewhere HBO would be "leaning on our licensing relationships with key partners in territories where we believe market conditions warrant a different approach." The price in the U.S. starts at $14.99, and it will start lower elsewhere.
HOUSE OF DRAGON ORDERED: Shortly after the news dropped that Naomi Watts' toplined Game of Thrones spinoff got killed, fans learned that House of Dragon is set to go to series on HBO. The action wil be set 300 years before the time of Kit Harington and will focus on "the beginning of the end" of House Targaryen. George R.R. Martin is writing the script with Ryan Condal, and will be based on Martin's book, Fire & Blood.