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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Gilded Age’ Trailer, ‘Insecure: The End’ Documentary, ‘Servant’ Trailer, ‘DOTA: Dragon’s Blood’ Return Date, ‘Diary of a Future President’ Canceled, The CW Developing ‘Gotham Knights’, and More!

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The Gilded Age is set to premiere on HBO January 24. Beginning in 1882, the series follows young Marian Brook moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook. Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path? 

Coinciding with the final episode of HBO’s Insecure, HBO is releasing a documentary about the final season called Insecure: The End. It will premiere on HBO Max December 26 and on HBO December 27. The special will show an intimate look at the making of the final season and the cultural impact of the HBO award winning comedy. 

M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant returns for season three on Apple TV+ January 21. The series follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. 

Book Two of Netflix’s DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is set to premiere January 6. A teaser for the new chapter is out now. 

Disney+ has canceled coming of age series Diary of a Future President after two seasons. The series was created by Ilana Peña and executive produced along with Gina Rodriguez and followed a girl as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school on her journey to become the future president of the United States. It also followed her family and the issues they ran into along the way. 

The CW is developing a new DC series Gotham Knights. The potential series is based on characters from the comic series of the same name. The children of Batman’s enemies team up with Batman’s adopted son when they are framed for Batman’s death. 

CBS’s upcoming new comedy series How We Roll (formerly Smallwood) is set to premiere March 31 at 9:30. The series stars Pete Holmes, Katie Lowes, Chi McBride, Julie White and Mason Wells. The series is based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood, a stoic Midwest husband and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler. 

MTV has renewed Ridiculousness spinoff series Messyness and Deliciousness. Both series follow the same format as the parent series, each with a slightly different focus. Messiness, which was picked up for season two and is hosted by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, follows video clips of messy moments while living their best lives. The panel consists of Tori Spelling, Adam Rippon and Teddy Ray. Season one returns with new episodes December 27. Deliciousness, picked up for season three and hosted by Tiffani Theissen, shows food related clips. The panel consists of Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell and Tim Chantarangsu. 

Bigger has been canceled at BET+ after two seasons. The series followed struggling business owner Layne with a boring but stable marriage, as she seeks out bigger and better opportunities

Following Apple TV+’s acquiring the rights to all of the Peanuts catalog including the holiday specials, there is only one opportunity to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas this year. It will air on PBS December 19th at 7:30 EST. 

Season two of Netflix’s Ultraman is set to premiere in April. The first season aired in 2019. 

The Good Dish is set to replace The Dr. Oz Show following the host’s announcement he is running for Senate in Pennsylvania. The Good Dish is a segment of his series hosted by his daughter Daphne Oz along with Gail Simmons and Jamika Pessoa. The Dr. Oz Show’s final episode will air January 14 with The Good Dish premiering January 17. 

Ken Burns’ upcoming two part documentary Benjamin Franklin will premiere on PBS April 4. The series explores the life and work of one of the most consequential figures in American history, a prolific writer and publisher, a groundbreaking scientist and inventor, a world-renowned diplomat and a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. 

All six episodes of Peacock’s True Story With Ed and Randall are set to premiere January 20. The series highlights everyday Americans as they share their most extraordinary true stories with surprising twists along the way. As each story unfolds, the events are brought to life by a cast of notable guest stars and comedians in dramatized re-enactments. In addition to Ed Helms and Randall Park, guests include Terry Bradshaw, Adam Pally, Rob Riggle, Maz Jobrani, Mindy Sterling, Paul Scheer, Shannon Woodward, Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tawny Newsome, Lauren Ash, Fortune Feimster and Anders Holm.

Paramount+’s upcoming new action series Halo will premiere in 2022. The series is based on the iconic Xbox franchise of the same name which dramatizes an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.

Documentary The Murder of Gabby Petito: Truth, Lies and Social Media will premiere on Peacock December 17. The documentary will follow the murder of Gabby Petito following her disappearance. 

TBS’s Go-Big Show returns for season two January 6. The new season will feature judges T-Pain, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes along with host Bert Kreischer as they witness more daring acts and radical feats than ever before.

Netflix’s new Brazilian series Summer Heat premieres January 21.The series follows a group of young adults working at a paradise resort live an unforgettable summer as they discover love, true friendships and devastating secrets.

Johnny Test returns for season two on Netflix January 7. The series follows Johnny and Dukey as they dive headfirst into a slew of outrageous adventures that rarely go as planned.

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

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