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Your TV Source Roundup: Animated ‘The Boys’ Spinoff ‘Diabolical’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Renewed, ‘The Office’ on Freeform, ‘Raised by Wolves’ Trailer, ‘A.P. Bio’ Canceled, New HBO Max ‘The Batman’ Spinoff Series, and More!

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The Boys is getting another spinoff series at Amazon Prime Video. Diabolical is an animated series which reveals unseen stories within The Boys universe, brought to life by some of the most creative minds in entertainment today, including Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler. The streamer previously ordered a young adult superhero college based series. 

AMC has renewed Fear the Walking Dead for season 8. The news also comes with the announcement that former series regular Kim Dickens will be returning as a series regular. 

Starting January 1, all episodes of The Office will begin airing on Freeform. They will air two marathons of the thirty best episodes to kick off the debut of the series on the network. Episodes will air 6PM-11PM Monday through Thursday. Original series will air through the week as they premiere along with episodes of Family Guy on Fridays and Movies on the weekends. 

Raised by Wolves returns for season two on HBO Max February 3. Android partners Mother (Amanda Collin) and Father (Abubakar Salim), along with their brood of six human children, join a newly formed atheistic colony in Kepler 22 b’s mysterious tropical zone. But navigating this strange new society is only the start of their troubles as Mother’s “natural child” threatens to drive what little remains of the human race to extinction. 

Peacock has cancelled comedy series A.P. Bio. The series initially aired on NBC for two seasons before getting canceled, then picked up at Peacock for two additional seasons. Season four premiered September 2 on the streamer, and is now the final season. 

A second HBO Max spinoff series of The Batman is coming featuring Colin Farrell’s Penguin. The series will focus on Penguin’s rise to power in Gotham. The first spinoff series will focus on the Gotham Police department. 

Sylvester Stallone is set to star in Kansas City, a Paramount+ series from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. The series follows a New York City Italian mobster who is forced to relocate to the most unlikely of places, Kansas City, Missouri. Sal is faced with the startling task of reestablishing his Italian mafia family to the modernized, straight-shooting town of Kansas City, Missouri.

A one hour documentary special following William Shatner’s flight into space called Shatner in Space is coming to Amazon Prime Video. The special will premiere December 15. The special details the events before, during, and after Shatner’s life-changing flight, which made him the oldest person to ever travel to the cosmos. 

FX is becoming a programming brand and will reflect across all platforms. This means ‘FX on hulu’ will now become an FX hub on hulu’s platform featuring programming from FX on hulu, FX, and FXX, similar to how National Geographic is a hub on Disney+. 

Disney Channel has cancelled Gabby Duran & The Unsittables after two seasons. The final batch of episodes of the comedy series which aired on Disney Channel will premiere on Disney+ December 8. 

Valerie Bertinelli will continue on at Food Network after signing a new deal. Bertinelli will continue on Kids Baking Championship and Valerie’s Home Cooking as well as appear on new projects with the network. 

HGTV’s White House Christmas 2021 will premiere December 12 at 6. First Lady Jill Biden will lead host Genevieve Gorder on a room by room tour of the White House as staff and volunteers bring the holiday spirit to life. And, as they stop in each room, including the Blue Room, the Green Room and the East Room, Dr. Biden will discuss the details behind the preparations and the meaning of this year’s decor theme, Gifts from the Heart. 

Fox has set a year end special titled TMZ’s Merry Elfin’ Christmas: Bye, Bye 2021! which will air December 23. Joel McHale, Howie Mandel, WWE Champ Becky Lynch, Nene Leakes, and Chrishell Stause are set to make appearances along with other special guests. 

Peacock has released a new explicit trailer for the upcoming new series MacGruber. After rotting in prison for over a decade, America’s ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber (Will Forte) is finally released. His mission: to take down a mysterious villain from his past – Brigadier Commander Enos Queeth (Mickey Rourke). With the entire world in the crosshairs, MacGruber must reassemble his old team, Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) and Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) in order to defeat the forces of evil. The series will premiere December 16. 

HBO Max’s upcoming celebration of the Harry Potter film franchise Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is set to premiere January 1. The special will reunite Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members and filmmakers involved with the series. 

The Fungies are back for a third and final season set to premiere on HBO Max December 16.

E! has set the premiere date for its new series Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules. The series will premiere January 12 and will get a special preview following the People’s Choice Awards December 7. The docuseries follows the wild adventures of eight celebrity offspring living and working together on a Colorado ranch.

Dishmantled was renewed for season two at Quibi before it shut down and it will now premiere on The Roku Channel December 31. The cooking competition series is hosted by Tituss Burgess. Additionally, season two of Punk’d, another former Quibi series, starring Chance the Rapper will premiere on The Roku Channel December 10. 

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

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