hairspray-livePremiering on Wednesday, December 7, is the NBC television event Hairspray LIVE! based on the Broadway musical and starring Maddie Baillio, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Garrett Clayton, Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Ephraim Sykes and Shahadi Wright Joseph. Sony Masterworks has released a soundtrack album featuring the  special’s song written by Marc Shaiman (A Few Good Men, The Bucket List) and Scott Wittman (Smash, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and performed by the cast. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the project.

shut-eye shut-eyeAlso premiering on Wednesday is the new Hulu original series Shut Eye created by Les Bohem and starring Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Isabella Rosselini, David Zayas, Susan Misner and Emmanuelle Chriqui. The show’s original music is composed by Ben Decter (CSI: CyberLethal WeaponLuciferHostages). For more information about the drama, which is set in the world of storefront psychics in Los Angeles, check out our scoring assignment announcement. All episodes of the series’ first season will be available to stream on Wednesday on Hulu.

captivePremiering on Friday, December 7, is the Netflix original series Captive executive produced by Doug Liman & Simon Chinn. Anne Nikitin (The Imposter, This Beautiful Fantastic, Journey to the End of the Universe) has composed the show’s original music. To learn more about the docu-series, which centers on the challenging negotiations involved in resolving hostage situations, check out our previous news article. The full series will be available to stream on Friday on Netflix.