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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Queens’ Trailer, ‘The Babysitters Club’ Return Date, New ‘The Flash’ Cast Member, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ First Celebrities, Steve Harvey Becomes a Judge and More!

QUEENS - ÒPilotÓ Ð Estranged and out of touch, four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty BitchesÑtheir Ô90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world. (ABC/Jeff Daly) BRANDY, EVE, NATURI NAUGHTON, NADINE VELAZQUEZ

ABC has released an extended trailer for their upcoming musical drama series Queens. Starring Eve, Nadine Velazquez, Naturi Naughton, and Brandy, the series follows four former bandmates now in their 40s who set out to rebuild their friendships and restart their careers. The series premieres October 19 at 10. 

Netflix has set the premiere date for Season 2 of The Babysitters Club.The 8 episode season will begin streaming October 11. 

Tony Curran has joined the cast of The Flash for season 8. He will be playing the role of Despero, a powerful and intelligent alien possessing incredible telepathic powers who left his homeworld—Kalanor—under mysterious circumstances. Now he’s facing a deadly mission on Earth, one whose outcome will decide the fate of humankind and put him on a collision course with Team Flash.

The first two celebrities have been announced for ABC’s upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. First up, Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee will take the dance floor. Additionally, JoJo Siwa will be paired with a female professional partner, a first for the series. The rest of the lineup will be announced on Good Morning America on September 8. 

ABC has ordered Judge Steve Harvey. Steve Harvey will star in the courtroom comedy series where he will take on a variety of conflicts and characters in his courtroom – from small claims to big disputes and everything in between. Harvey plays by his own rules, basing his courtroom on his own life experiences and some good old common sense. The 10 episode series will premiere in 2022. 

Yvonne Chapman has been upped to series regular for the second season of The CW’s Kung Fu. Chapman portrayed Zhilan, the villain after the weapons that Nicky was tasked with stopping. Kung Fu will return midseason. 

Whoopi Goldberg is set to host a Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Special for ABC. The 2 hour special titled The Most Magical Story On Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World, spanning half a century and beyond at Walt Disney World in Florida. Christina Aguilera and Halle Bailey will perform along with appearances by Anthony Anderson, John Stamos, Marsai Martin, Melissa Joan Hart, Kevin Feige, Pete Doctor, James Cameron, Bob Chapek, Bob Iger and Michael Eisner. The special will air Friday October 1 on ABC. 

The Conners is set to open season 4 with a live episode. September 22 will see a live performance for both east and west coast broadcasts. Surprise guests as well as virtual appearances by fans will be a part of the event. 

Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming adult animated series Chicago Party Aunt. The series is based on the twitter account of the same name. The series will premiere September 17.

Shark Tank has set the guest sharks for the new season. Actor Kevin Hart, UK Dragon’s Den original Dragon Peter Jones, CEO Emma Grede, and Nextdoor co founder Nirav Tolia. Season 13 premiere Friday October 8. 

Netflix has renewed Formula 1: Drive to Survive for season 4. The documentary series goes behind the scenes of the greatest racing competition, the 2021 Grand Prix. 

Food Network’s Ree Drummond is set to star in Candy Coated Christmas, an original scripted film for discovery+. This will be the first scripted film for the streaming service and will debut in november. The recipes featured in the film will be available online. 

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune returns Sunday September 26 for season 2. The celebrity lineup will include Jason Alexander, Tatyana Ali, Anthony Anderson, Tituss Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Brooke Burns, Mario Cantone, Lacey Chabert, Laverne Cox, Marcia Cross, Joey Fatone, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Garlin, Anthony Michael Hall, Melissa Joan Hart, John Michael Higgins, Vanilla Ice, Tara Lipinski, Loni Love, Von Miller, Michael Mizanin, Wanya Morris, Jason Mraz, Haley Joel Osment, Donny Osmond, James Pickens Jr., Caroline Rhea, Andy Richter, Amber Riley, Tori Spelling, Shawn Stockman, Curtis Stone, Jodie Sweetin, Raven-Symoné, Karl-Anthony Towns, Michelle Trachtenberg, Nia Vardalos, Johnny Weir, and Ali Wentworth.

Tamron Hall will return for season 3 September 6 and will feature its first in studio audience since the start of the pandemic. All audience members will be vaccinated and socially distanced on a redesigned set. 

IMDb TV’s Leverage: Redemption will return for the second half of its season on October 8. The first 8 episodes were released earlier this summer.

Cast members from the original run of The Wonder Years will make appearances on ABC’s other comedies on October 13. Fred Savage will appear on The Connors. Danica McKellar will appear on Home Economics. Dan Lauria will appear on The Goldbergs. The Wonder Years revival series will premiere September 22.

Fox has released a preview for 9-1-1’s upcoming fifth season. The series returns September 20.
Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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