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Your TV Source Roundup: Shonda Rhimes ‘Inventing Anna’ First Look, ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ Special, Darren Star’s ‘Uncoupled’ Adds Cast, ‘The Missing’ Ordered, History Channel Celebrates ‘Star Trek’, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Premiere Date and More!

Inventing Anna. Julia Garner as Anna Delvey in episode 102 of Inventing Anna. Cr. Aaron Epstein/Netflix © 2021

Shonda Rhimes’ next project at Netflix is Inventing Anna which she created and serves as showrunner. The series stars Anna Chlumsky, Julia Garner, Arian Moayed, Katie Lowes, Alexis Floyd, Anders Holm, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney, and Laverne Cox. In Inventing Anna, a journalist with a lot to prove investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well. But is Anna New York’s biggest con woman, or is she simply the new portrait of the American dream? Anna and the reporter form a dark, funny, love-hate bond as Anna awaits trial and our reporter fights the clock to answer the biggest question in NYC: who is Anna Delvey? The series is inspired by the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler, who also serves as a producer. 

Netflix announced a new special, Jonas Brothers Family Roast. The hour long roast comedy special will be hosted by Kenan Thompson and premiere November 23. Special guests set to appear in the roast are Pete Davidson, Niall Horan, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, John Legend, Lilly Singh, Jack Whitehall, and more surprises. 

Darren Star’s new Netflix series Uncoupled starring Neil Patrick Harris has added to its cast. Joining the project are Tisha Campbell, Emerson Brooks, Brooks Ashmanskas, Tuc Watkins and Marcia Gay Harden. The comedy follows a man whose life turns upside down when his husband of 17 years walks out on him. 

Peacock handed a series order to The Missing, based on a novel by Israeli author Dror A. Mishani. The eight episode mystery series comes from David E. Kelley and follows an NYPD detective who begins to question his humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.

History Channel is set to celebrate Star Trek’s 55th anniversary with a ten part docuseries The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek. The special series will premiere November 5 and is narrated by Gates McFadden. The docuseries shares rare, fascinating details of how Star Trek began, where it’s been, and how it’s boldly going where no television series has gone before.

Around the World in 80 Days is set to premiere on PBS Masterpiece January 2. The eight episode series stars David Tennant and is based on the classic book of the same name from Jules Verne. 

Killing It, Craig Robinson’s upcoming Peacock comedy series, has added to its cast. Stephanie Nogueras, Claudia O’Doherty, Rell Battle, Scott Macarthur, Wyatt Walter, and Jett Miller have joined as series regulars. The 10 episode season is currently filming.

IMDb TV has ordered Primo to series from Shea Serrano and MIke Schur. The single camera comedy series is inspired by the life of Serrano, growing up in San Antonio. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha’s Family Matters is set to premiere on Bravo November 28. In the aftermath of a whirlwind romance and an engagement that broke the internet, Porsha Williams’s extended family is heavily involved in her personal drama, and as each person chimes in with their unfiltered opinions, tensions rise. The group heads to Mexico for a family retreat, but while the forecast calls for calm and sunny skies, a storm heads straight for the Williams family.

HBO Max has ordered Poor Devil, its first adult animated original series to come from Europe. The series follows 18 year old Stan, whose father happens to be the devil. His father sends him to earth to cause chaos, but instead he begins to socialize, drink and party all while dreaming of being a performer on Broadway. 

Jonathan Lemire is set to host MSNBC’s Way Too Early following the departure of Kasie Hunt who took a job at CNN. The show airs at 5AM and he will begin hosting the series October 26. 

Apple TV+’s new original series Dr. Brain is set to premiere November 3. The six episode Korean series is based on the Korean webtoon of the same name by Hongjacga. The series follows a brilliant brain scientist Sewon who suffers a horrific personal tragedy when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident. Desperate to uncover what happened, he goes to extraordinary lengths to solve the tragic mystery by conducting “brain syncs” with the dead to access their memories for clues. 

A new season of Gold Rush: White Water returns November 5 on Discovery Channel. High in Alaska’s remote Chilkat Mountains, the Dakota boys return to the richest ground of their lives, on the hunt for millions in gold. But an unexpected announcement sends shockwaves through the father and son run operation. The departure of one legendary miner makes way for fresh blood, willing to gamble their lives for a life changing payday. And as snowfall threatens to derail their season, miners are pitted vs mother nature in a winner take all battle. It also streams on discovery+. 

Season two of How To with John Wilson returns to HBO November 26. The trailer for the new season is out now. 

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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