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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Inventing Anna’ Premiere Date, ‘As We See It’ Trailer, ‘Selling Sunset’ & ‘Selling Tampa’ Teaser, ‘Arcane’ Renewed, ‘The Idol’ Starring The Weeknd Ordered, Bobby Flay Staying at Food Network, and More!

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

Netflix’s upcoming limited series Inventing Anna, from Shonda Rhimes, is set to premiere on the streamer February 11. In the series, 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? 

Amazon Prime Video’s new series from Jason Katims As We See It has been given a premiere date. The series follows Jack, Harrison, and Violet, twentysomething roommates on the autism spectrum, as they strive to get and keep jobs, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that eludes them. With the help of their families, aide, and sometimes even each other, these roommates experience setbacks and celebrate triumphs on their own unique journeys towards independence and acceptance. It will premiere January 21. 

Selling Sunset returns to Netflix November 24 and the new series Selling Tampa is set to premiere December 15. Netflix released a teaser for the two series which follow groups of real estate agents as they compete in competitive markets. The new series follows military vet Sharelle Rosado and her all Black, all female real estate firm as it sets its eyes on dominating the Suncoast.

Netflix and Riot Games announced that animated series Arcane has been picked up for a second season. The first season rolled out over the course of three weeks, releasing three episodes with each drop. Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell and Katie Leung have been confirmed to return for the new season. The second season is currently in production. 

HBO has ordered The Idol to series starring The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp. The six episode series centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.

Food Network and Chef Bobby Flay have struck a new three year deal to keep Flay at the network. Negotiations broke down earlier leading many to believe he would exit the network at the end of the year. The new deal will see Bobby continue making episodes of the hit series Beat Bobby Flay and a new series with his daughter titled Bobby and Sophie on the Coast. 

Julianne Hough will be filling in at the judges table on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars finale. Her brother Derek Hough, a regular judge, was diagnosed with covid and is currently quarantining. Derek will make an appearance virtually tonight.

Ridley Scott confirmed a TV adaptation of Blade Runner is in the works. The pilot for the potential series has been written along with a series bible, laying out the plans for a potential ten hour first season. No network is currently attached to the project. An animated series in the world of Blade Runner recently premiered on adult swim. Blade Runner: Black Lotus is an anime series with 3D animation. 

Peacock in association with Channel 4 in the UK has renewed We Are Lady Parts for a second season. The punk music comedy series shows the highs and lows of the band Lady Parts as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain, a geeky microbiology PhD student, who’s on the lookout for love and is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist. Lady Parts’ fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira sees something in Amina. However, the other members, taxi-driving drummer Ayesha, cartoon-drawing bassist and backing vocalist Bisma and the band’s wheeler-dealer band manager Momtaz, are not convinced she is right for their band. 

Patrick John Flueger is set for a guest role on The CW’s 4400. Flueger starred on the original series The 4400 on USA Network. The new role will tie into one of the new series character’s past. 

Filming on season two of Netflix’s Bridgerton has wrapped. The series faced some covid related delays and will premiere on Netflix some time next year. The series has already been renewed for seasons three and four. 

Magnolia will air two new specials from Chip and Joanna Gaines this holiday season. A special episode of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines will air December 3 where Joanna shares one of her favorite holiday traditions: making candy to give as gifts to friends and family. Then December 10 the Season 2 premiere of Family Dinner will air a special episode. 

Season 14 of Married at First Sight is set to kick off with a three hour supersized episode January 5. The season will return to Boston and is destined to be romantic, surprising and wickedly entertaining as 10 brave singles meet their stranger spouses at the altar and enter into a marriage without ever meeting before. Leading up to the premiere, MAFS: Matchmaking special premieres December 29 and MAFS: Kick-Off special debuts December 30, hosted by Kevin Frazier. 

Peacock’s new series MacGruber has set its premiere date for December 16. After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past – Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth. With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must reassemble his old team, Vicki St. Elmo and Dixon Piper, in order to defeat the forces of evil. 

Paramount+’s upcoming new series 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is set to premiere December 19. 

Global competition series Foodtastic, in which highly skilled artists create extravagant scene work and larger-than-life sculptures made entirely out of food, is set to premiere on Disney+ December 15. Hosted by Keke Palmer, teams of highly skilled artists work to create extravagant and extremely detailed larger-than-life builds out of everyday food items, putting their creative and technical skills to the test. 

Santa Inc. starring Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen debuts on HBO Max December 2. In the stop motion animated series, intrepid elf Candy Smalls will do anything to be named as the first female Santa, even if she has to fight like a man to get it.

Ray Donovan: The Movie is set to air on Showtime January 14. The film picks up where season seven left off, with Mickey in the wind and Ray determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more carnage. It will also weave together the present-day fallout from the Donovan/Sullivan feud with Ray and Mickey’s origin story from 30 years ago.

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

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