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Your TV Source Roundup: New Mariah Carey Holiday Special, Cardi B To Host ‘AMAs’, Gordon Ramsay Holiday Specials, New ‘The Simpsons’ Short, Ed Sheeran Cleared for SNL, More SNL Hosts Announced, and More!

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Mariah Carey is doing another holiday special for Apple TV+ this season. Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues will feature a performance of her new song Fall In Love At Christmas with Khalid and Kirk Franklin. 

Cardi B is set to host the upcoming 2021 American Music Awards. Cardi B is a five time AMA winner and is up for three more trophies this year. This will be her first time hosting. The AMAs will air November 21 on ABC. 

Fox will be celebrating the holidays with three specials starring Gordon Ramsay. Joined by his friends Gino D’Acampo and Fred Siriex, Gordon Ramsay will visit places all over the world and discover all the best food and fun in each location. Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation premieres December 13 and will see the group visit Italy, France and Scotland. Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christma Vacation airs December 14 and will visit the home of Santa Claus. Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Greek Vacation airs January 4 and will see the group travel around Greece.

Disney+ Day is coming November 12 and a new The Simpsons short will be released to celebrate. In The Simpsons in Plusaversary, The Simpsons host a Disney+ Day party and everyone is on the list… except Homer. With friends from across the service and music fit for a Disney princess, Plusaversary is Springfield’s event of the year.

Ed Sheeran has been cleared to perform on Saturday Night Live this coming weekend November 6. He was previously announced to be the musical guest, but then tested positive for COVID-19. Kieran Culkin will be the host that night.

Jonathan Majors and Simu Liu have been announced as upcoming hosts for Saturday Night Live. Majors will host the episode airing November 13 along with musical guest Taylor Swift. Liu will host the November 20 episode with musical guest Saweetie. 

HBO Max has renewed Sweet Life: Los Angeles for season two. The unscripted series from Issa Rae gives a unique look at what it means to be young, Black, ambitious, and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams. Exploring themes of loyalty, legacy, and love, this coming-of-age series follows a group of long-time friends in South L.A., as they navigate the relatable, chaotic, mid-20s moments at the quarter-life mark and propel each other into adulthood success. 

Netflix has launched its gaming section on Android devices today. Games launched include Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast and Teeter Up. Netflix will be launching the game titles on their iOS devices at a later date. 

Production on season two of Amazon Prime Video’s Good Omens has begun in Scotland. David Tennant and Michael Sheen  will be reprising their roles from the first season.  

Disney+’s Foodtastic, hosted by Keke Palmer, is an immersive global competition series in which highly skilled artists create extravagant scene work and larger-than-life sculptures made entirely out of food. The series begins streaming December 15.

Dr. Sandra Lee is spreading holiday cheer with the premiere of the new TLC special Dr. Pimple Popper: A Pimple Carol. The special will feature Dr. Sandra Lee help patients address their skin issues to look their very best before the hustle and bustle of holiday photos, parties, and family gatherings. It is set to air December 8. 

Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You! has set a Hanukkah special to air this year. A Blue’s Clues Festival of Lights will premiere later this month. 

9-1-1: Lone Star returns this January on Fox. We have our first promo for the new season.

Zombie House Flipping returns to A&E November 6. Justin Stamper, Ashlee Casserly, and Keith Ori have made a name for themselves by flipping rotting, abandoned properties aka “zombie houses”, into beautifully remade homes for top dollar.

Season five of Peacock’s Madagascar A Little Wild is set to return November 11. The trailer 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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