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Bel-Air, Peacock’s dramatic take on the classic series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, premieres February 13. The series follows Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known. 

Syfy’s Astrid & Lilly Save the World premieres January 26. The series follows outcast BFFs Astrid and Lilly who accidentally crack open a portal to a terrifyingly quirky monster dimension. It’s up to them to vanquish the creepy creatures and save the world, becoming the badass heroes they were meant to be. That is, if they can survive the horrors of high school.        

Power Book IV: Force follows Tommy Egan as he leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha and the only city he’s ever known. He makes a quick detour to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades. What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried. One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s drug game, inserting himself between the city’s two biggest crews. In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them – but holds the POWER to watch them crumble. As the first season unfolds at breakneck speed, Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago. The series premieres February 6 on Starz.

Netflix has renewed Emily In Paris for season three and season four. Season two recently premiered and landed in Netflix’s top ten in many countries. The latest season saw Emily getting better at navigating the city but still struggling with the idiosyncrasies of French life. After stumbling into a love triangle with her neighbor and her first real French friend, Emily is determined to focus on her work – which is getting more complicated by the day. In French class, she meets a fellow expat who both infuriates and intrigues her. 

Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed for a 19th season following Ellen Pompeo signing a new deal with the series. Krista Vernoff will continue as showrunner. The new one year deal also sees Pompeo go from co-executive producer to executive producer.

Apple TV+ has ordered a third season of The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Picking up after the explosive events of season one, season two found “The Morning Show” team emerging from the wreckage of Alex and Bradley’s actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really are comes into play. 

Aubrey Plaza is set to lead the cast of the upcoming second season of HBO’s The White Lotus. Plaza joins Michael Imperioli who was previously announced as a series regular. The new season will take place at a different White Lotus location with a new group of vacation goers. 

Prime Video has canceled I Know What You Did Last Summer after one season. The YA horror series followed the plot of the book and film of the same name. 

Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie have joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming four part limited series All the Light We Cannot See. They join previously announced blind actress Aria Mia Loberti who will make her acting debut in the lead role as Marie-Laure, the blind teenager at the heart of the story, whose path collides with Werner, a German soldier, as they both try to survive the devastation of World War II in occupied France. It is based on the best selling book of the same name. 

NAACP and CBS Studios announced the first projects to come out of their new partnership. A reboot of the movie Soapdish starring Whoopi Goldberg is set up at Paramount+. A comedy series starring D.L. Hughley is set up at Fox. A comedy series starring Earthquake is set up at CBS. A drama series inspired by Cheryl McKissack, a fifth generation owner of the oldest minority and female construction company in America is set up at Paramount+. An eight episode Apple TV+ limited series about the Little Rock 9 is in development. 

Hulu has ordered limited series The Plot starring Mahershala Ali. The eight episode series is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The series is a gripping cat and mouse story. Struggling author Jake (Ali) is primed to take advantage of any opportunity that might help revive his career. When a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself, Jake commits an act of literary theft that changes his life irrevocably. Now, someone knows his secret and is threatening him… and we will see just how far Jake will go to protect himself and the life he’s built. 

FX has ordered Kindred, an adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s book, to series. The eight episode series follows a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a nineteenth-century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.

Hell or High Water is being developed at Fox as a series. Inspired by the film, the series follows a ruthless oil tycoon, who attempts to plunder a West Texas ranching community, along with two local brothers, who dodge a zealous Texas Ranger and fight to keep what’s theirs, one bank robbery at a time.The film starred Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham. 

Hulu has ordered Reboot to series starring Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy, Michael McKean and Krista Marie Yu. The series sees when Hulu reboots a late ’90s/early 2000s family sitcom titled Step Right Up, its dysfunctional cast is forced back together and now must deal with their unresolved issues in today’s fast-changing world. Greer replaces Leslie Bibb in a recasting.

Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl is back again this year for Puppy Bowl XVIII. The special celebrates adoptable pups in all their cuteness and showcases the incredible shelters and rescues, as well as their staffers, who dedicate their lives to helping animals find their fur-ever loving homes. Sesame Street’s Elmo and his rescue dog, Tango, will be appearing in the three hour event premiering February 13. 

ABC’s Promised Land premieres January 24 at 10. Joining the cas in recurring roles in the season will be Yul Vazquez, Julio Macias, Ariana Guerra, Kerri Medders, Tom Amandes, Natalia del Riego and Miguel Angel Garcia. 

Netflix is developing an anime adaptation of Scott Pilgrim. The graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley was previously adapted as a film in 2010. 

Star Jones is joining Divorce Court in September. Jones will be replacing Judge Faith Jenkins on the Fox court series. 

The hosts of The Talk, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood, will come on down and play alongside contestants for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity, and contestants will compete for amazing prizes, including cash, trips and cars. This episode of The Price is Right at Night will air January 19 on CBS.

Masterpiece on PBS has renewed All Creatures Great and Small for season three and season four. 

Symone Sanders, the former senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is joining MSNBC as a host. Sanders’ weekend show will explore issues at the intersection of politics, culture and race and break down how decisions made in Washington impact electorates, industries, and communities across the country. She will also serve as a fill-in anchor across the network, as well as appear on Peacock’s The Choice from MSNBC.

Fuse’s True Dating Stories returns for season three February 2, just in time for Single’s Awareness Day. The series gives the floor to real people to share their real stories of epic dating disasters with outrageous reenactments of their worst date-night moments.

Based on a true story, Showtime’s Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber depicts the roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company, Uber, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley. The series stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman, and Kyle Chandler and premieres February 27th.
Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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