Apple TV Plus musical comedy 'Schmigadoon!' will premiere on July 16

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What you need to know

  • The first three episodes of "Schmigadoon!" will premiere on July 16.
  • The series stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key.

"Schmigadoon!" has gotten a release date for Apple TV+.

As spotted by AppleInsider, Apple has revealed that the first three episodes of the musical comedy series will premiere on the streaming service on July 16. The series, which is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key, is a parody of iconic musicals.

Apple TV+ unveiled a first look at "Schmigadoon!," a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key that is set to make its global debut this summer on Apple TV+, presented today at the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour."Schmigadoon!," a parody of iconic musicals, stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can't leave until they find "true love." The first season of the six-episode series also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.Hailing from Broadway Video and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, "Schmigadoon!" is co-created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Cinco Paul serves as showrunner, and wrote all of the original music for the series. Barry Sonnenfeld directs and executive produces. In addition to starring, Cecily Strong serves as producer, and Ken Daurio serves as consulting producer and writer. Andrew Singer executive produces with Lorne Michaels on behalf of Broadway Video.

"Schmigadoon!" will premiere on Apple TV+ on July 16. If you want to ensure you get the best quality when watching, check out our list of Best Apple TV in 2021 or the new Apple TV 4K.

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