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Your TV Source Roundup: The CW Passes on ‘The 100’ Prequel Series, ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Return Date, Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special, Dolly Parton on ‘Grace and Frankie’, Kim Cattrall on ‘How I Met Your Father’, Shiri Appleby on ‘Roswell, New Mexico’, and More!

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The CW has passed on The 100 prequel series after years in limbo. The backdoor pilot was initially passed on by The CW in May 2020 but was kept alive as a possible co-production with corporate sibling HBO Max. Ultimately, the series did not get ordered. (On a personal note, BOOOOOOO. Stringing us fans along isn’t cool!)

The Righteous Gemstones returns to HBO for season two January 9. The series stars Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson and Adam Devine. In the new season, the Gemstone family is threatened by outsiders from both the past and present who wish to destroy their empire.

NBC has set a new holiday special from Kelly Clarkson. Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around will see appearances and duets from Brett Eldredge, Ariana Grande, Jay Leno, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Odom Jr., Amy Poehler and the one-and-only Santa Claus. Some special everyday heroes will also appear and get life-changing surprises. The special premieres December 1. 

Dolly Parton is set to guest star alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the final season of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie. No further character or plot details are available at this time. The first four episodes of the season were surprise released in the summer with the final twelve set to premiere in 2022. 

Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of hulu’s upcoming How I Met Your Mother spinoff series How I Met Your Father. She will be playing the role of the narrator and future version of Hilary Duff’s character Sophie. It will be similar to the role Bob Sagat played in the original show. 

Season four of The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico will see Shiri Appleby appear again following her surprise appearance in the season three finale. She is currently set to appear in two episodes. Appleby starred in The WB’s Roswell. 

Emilio Estevez will not be returning for season two of Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. Disney’s COVID vaccination policy requirement is allegedly the reason for his departure. 

Hulu has renewed Wu-Tang: An American Saga for a third and final season. The 1990s set series is an origin story into the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan. 

SNL is back with a new episode November 5 hosted by Kieran Culkin. Ed Sheeran will be the musical guest. He recently contracted COVID-19 but was cleared in time for the episode. 

Season two of HBO Max’s 12 Dates of Christmas is set to release November 25. All nine episodes will be available. The series follows three singles as they escape to a stunning winter wonderland, each searching for someone special to bring home for the holidays. Season two will spice up the festive season with even more dating drama, romance, and surprises inside the fantasy lodge.

People is set to unveil their new “Sexiest Man Alive” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert November 9. 

The Toys That Built America is set to premiere on History Channel November 28. The four part docuseries chronicles the toy titans whose imaginations soared to build billion-dollar empires, the rivalries that gave rise to the modern toy industry and the history of the visionaries behind iconic products like Monopoly and G.I. Joe. 

Showtime has released the premiere episode of its new drama series Yellowjackets for free on, and YouTube, as well as across multiple Showtime partner platforms. The series is a  survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama that follows a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series premieres on Showtime November 14. 

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

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