Your TV Source Roundup: ‘South Park’ Expanding, ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Heads to Roku, ‘The Bad Batch’ Renewed, ‘Wicked in Concert’ Special, Ellen Burstyn on ‘Organized Crime’ and More!

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ViacomCBS has signed South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to a $900 million deal which runs through 2027. The deal consists of 2 movies a year to air on Paramount+ bringing the total to 14 movies. It also sees the show renewed on Comedy Central through Season 30. While the show’s entire Comedy Central library streams on HBO Max, the movies will be exclusive to Paramount+. 

Roku is set to save cancelled NBC drama Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The series was left on a big cliffhanger at the end of season two. A holiday movie would be used to wrap up the story, and if successful, help launch future seasons. The main cast is expected to return for the movie. 

Disney+ has renewed Star Wars: The Bad Batch for season 2. The second season is set to premiere in 2022. Spinning off of The Clone Wars final season, the series follows a group of rogue clone troopers who resist the Empire and protect each other. Part 1 of the two part season finale begins streaming Friday.

Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel are set to host Wicked In Concert. The PBS special will see performers including Mario Cantone, Gavin Creel, Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Stephanie Hsu, Rita Moreno, Jennifer Nettles, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell, Amber Riley, Gabrielle Ruiz and Ali Stroker. The special which will celebrate the return of Broadway will air Sunday, August 29 at 9 on PBS.

Ellen Burstyn is set to reprise her Law & Order: SVU role on spinoff series Law & Order: Organized Crime. Burstyn portrays Stabler’s mother and won an Emmy for playing the character on SVU

Cobie Smulders has replaced Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter on Impeachment: American Crime Story. Scheduling issues caused Gilpin to exit the series. 

FX has released the first trailer for their upcoming new drama Y: The Last Man. Based on the comic of the same name, the series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all males have died except one male and his pet monkey. The series premieres September 13. 

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