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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Halo’ Premiere Date, ‘Disenchantment’ Trailer, ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ Premiere Date, ‘We Baby Bears’ Renewed, ‘Snowdrop’ Premiere Date, ‘Weakest Link’ and ‘Transplant’ Return Dates, and More!

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Paramount+ released the trailer and announced the premiere date for their upcoming new series Halo. Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. The series based on the video game series of the same name, will premiere March 24. 

Part 4 of Netflix’s Disenchantment premieres February 9 with ten new episodes. This season the heroes find themselves everywhere from the depths of Hell to the clouds of Heaven and everywhere in between, including Ogreland, Steamland, underwater, monasteries, insane asylums, the Enchanted Forest, the Dreamscape and more. All the while, puzzle pieces both canonical and personal will reveal themselves to eager fans.

Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal is set to premiere April 15. The psychological thriller is based on the book by Sarah Vaughan. The six episode series infiltrates Britain’s elite through personal and political scandal, where the truth lies between justice and privilege. James and Sophie Whitehouse live in a blissful and rarified world. A Minister in Parliament, a loving family at home, James’ trajectory appears without limits. Until a scandalous secret suddenly comes to light. Barrister Kate Woodcroft has a trajectory of her own, and her prosecution threatens to tear into Westminster, the Whitehouse marriage, and her own personal esteem. It stars Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, Josette Simon, Geoffrey Streatfeild, and Joshua McGuire. 

Cartoon Network has renewed We Baby Bears for a second season. The series is a prequel spinoff of the animated series We Bare Bears. The first ten episodes of the series are availible tody on HBO Max. 

Korean drama series Snowdrop will premiere on Disney+ February 9 with all sixteen episodes. The series stars Jung Hae-In and Jisoo. When a blood-soaked man bursts into the dormitory of a women’s university in Seoul, Korea, Eun Yeong-ro will go against her better judgment and risk being expelled to hide the man from his attackers and tend to his wounds. Unbeknownst to Yeong-ro, the man has a harrowing secret that threatens to put her friends’ and family’s safety at risk, and the two young lovers will have to work together to overcome the obstacles. 

NBC has set premiere dates for returning series Weakest Link and Transplant. Game show Weakest Link will premiere March 6 at 9. It will lead into Canadian medical drama series Transplant at 10. 

Paramount+ announced the cast for their upcoming Grease series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, Tricia Fukuhara, Shanel Bailey, Madison Thompson, Johnathan Nieves, Jason Schmidt, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper and Jackie Hoffman will all star in the prequel series.

Jennifer Garner, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Zoë Chao have been cast as series regulars in Starz’s upcoming Party Down revival series. Additionally James Marsden will recur in the comedy series. Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally will all return for the six episode season reprising their roles in the original series. Lizzy Caplan is the only cast member not returning due to scheduling conflicts. 

Ander Puig, Carmen Arrufat, Álvaro de Juana, Ana Bokesa and Álex Pastrana have joined the cast of Netflix’s Elite. The sixth season will see the new characters arrive to once again test the friendship of the seniors.

Hulu has ordered musical romantic comedy series Up Here. The series follows a couple as they fall in love, and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that lives inside their heads. 

Jennifer Beals is joining NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime in a recurring role. She will play the wife of a drug kingpin. 

Rachel Maddow is set to take a hiatus from her duties at MSNBC to focus on other projects including a podcast and a film. Various hosts will rotate and fill in for her show The Rachel Maddow Show. The hiatus will likely be a few weeks with her returning for coverage of the upcoming State of the Union March 1. 

Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network have acquired new series set to premiere in the coming months. Hit series CoComelon premieres on Cartoon network January 31. The Vlad & Niki library will premiere on HBO Max March 18. Blippi Learns will premiere April 22 on HBO Max. Blippi Visits premieres on HBO Max April 22. Blippi Wonders will premiere in April on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. They also picked up seven Blippi specials which will air on HBO Max. Lellobee City Farm will premiere in June on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Season two of Mia’s Magic Playground will premiere on HBO Max. 

Food Network announced they have ordered a new series titled The Taste Buds with Rhett & Link. The series follows the popular duo as they explore some of America’s favorite food brands, going behind the scenes for an investigative deep dive and meeting the people who make it all happen.Each entertaining and unexpected food journey is punctuated by their trademark humor, unending inquisitiveness and contagious energy and enthusiasm. It will premiere later this year. 

Fox is developing a comedy series around the world of witness protection from Dollface showrunner Michelle Nader. When two long-term best friends and city girls who had reached a fork in the road of their relationship are placed into the Witness Protection Program together, they are forced to reinvent themselves in the off-the-grid town of Doonesland. With a rising drug ring on their trail, they must make the best of a bad situation because it’s life or death — literally.

History Channel announced the premiere date for its new food series Adam Eats the 80s. Each episode sees Adam Richman as he travels the country reliving his childhood and tasting some of the most iconic and forgotten foods of the 1980s. Additionally the new season of The Food That Built America will lead into the new series. Both will premiere February 27. 

HBO Max has renewed the license to exclusively stream Mo Willems and The Storytime All-Stars Present: Don’t Let The Pigeon Do Storytime! and Mo Willems Storytime Shorts!. Also announced is a new animated musical event, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience which will premiere this summer on HBO Max and Cartoon Network and Unlimited Squirrels, an upcoming animated series premiering in 2023. 

An all new season of The Masked Singer premieres on Fox March 9. This season will feature three groups, The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly.

HBO Max’s And Just Like That… The Documentary will be released February 3 alongside the season finale of And Just Like That… The documentar will show a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of And Just Like That…  featuring new and returning cast members, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, as well as writers, costume designers, producers, and crew.

South Park returns to Comedy Central February 2 for Season 25. The new episodes come following Paramount+’s specials which aired on the streamer last year. 

Season two of Catching Killers premieres on Netflix February 9. The true crime series follows the detectives who captured the BTK Killer and other notoriously brutal murderers as they recount the brave actions and burdens behind their investigations. 

Animated kids series Pretzel and the Puppies will premiere on Apple TV+ February 11. Featuring the voices of Mark Duplass and Nasim Pedrad, the series is a new story about the modern dog family led by stay-at-home dad Pretzel, his five adorable Dachshund puppies, and mom Greta, the mayor of Muttgomery. The series is based on the book by Margret and H.A. Rey. 

Peacock’s new kids series Take Note will premiere February 24. 14-year-old Calvin Richards has a wonderful, close-knit family who can survive anything as long as they’re together. And good thing because Calvin was chosen to compete on a tween reality singing show – “Take Note” – and they’re going to spend the summer navigating the crazy ups and downs of new friendships and competitions, while being thrust into the national spotlight. 

Wild ‘N Out’s 300th episode is set to air February 22 on VH1. 

Brazilian series Back to 15 premieres on Netflix February 25. The series follows Anita’s self-discovery and maturity journey. At 15, played by Maisa, she had a great expectation of adult life: leave the tiny hometown, travel to many places and get to know a lot of people. But at 30, played by Camila Queiroz, her life is nothing like that. After taking refuge in the bedroom where she spent adolescence, like magic, she is propelled to the first day of high school: a 30-years-old head in the body of a 15-years-old teenager!

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

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