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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Human Resources’ Premiere Date, ‘Shining Vale’ Sneak Peak, ‘Too Hot To Handle’ Trailer, ‘Promised Land’ Trailer, ‘Made in Abyss’ Joins Toonami, ‘Monarch’ Premiere Delayed to Fall, and More!

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Netflix’s new animated series Human Resources, premiering March 18, pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of the creatures – Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards and many more – that help humans journey through every aspect of life from puberty to parenthood to the twilight years. The voice cast for the Big Mouth spinoff series include Rosie Perez, Jemaine Clement, Thandiwe Newton, Bobby Cannavale, Henry Winkler, Maria Bamford, Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, Randall Park, Aidy Bryant, David Thewlis, Keke Palmer, Pamela Adlon, and Brandon Kyle Goodman.

Starz new horror comedy series Shining Vale starring Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, and Mira Sorvino premieres March 6. The series follows a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place.

Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle returns for season three January 19. The new singles are ready for the time of their lives, but staying in the Too Hot villa means sticking to the rules: no kissing, no heavy petting and no sex of any kind, or risk losing out on the $200,000 prize. 

ABC’s Promised Land premieres January 24. The series is an epic, generation-spanning drama about a Latinx family vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley. The series stars John Ortiz, Cecilia Suárez, Augusto Aguilera, Christina Ochoa, Mariel Molino, Tonatiuh, Andres Velez, Katya Martín, Rolando Chusan and Bellamy Young.

Anime series Made in Abyss is set to join the Toonami lineup January 15 at 1:30. A little orphan girl named Riko lives in the town of Ōrth on the edge of the Abyss. Her dream is to become a Cave Raider like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system. One day, Riko starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy. 

Fox’s upcoming country music drama series Monarch will no longer be premiering January 30. The series will now make its debut in the fall. Covid related production issues are to blame for the delay. The series will continue filming as they are able to, allowing the series to be completely ready for the fall. No word on what will replace it in the Tuesday 9:00 hour or the January 30 post game slot. . 

Saturday Night Live returns for a new episode this week with host Ariana DeBose. Roddy Ricch was initially scheduled to serves as musical guest, but due to covid exposure, had to pull out. Bleachers will instead be performing this weekend. 

Samuel L. Jackson stars in Apple TV+’s limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey based on the novel by Walter Mosley. The six episode series premieres March 11. The series follows an ailing man forgotten by his family, by his friends, and by even himself. Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker and on the brink of sinking even deeper into a lonely dementia, Ptolemy is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn.

Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer are set to appear in the upcoming second season of hulu’s Only Murder in the Building. No word on who they will be playing or how many episodes they will appear in. 

Prime Video’s upcoming series LOL: Last One Laughing Canada has announced the lineup of competitors. Caroline Rhea, Debra DiGiovanni, Dave Foley, Jon Lajoie, Tom Green, Mae Martin, Colin Mochrie, Brandon Ash Mohammed, Andrew Phung, and K. Trevor Wilson will all compete. Their objective is to eliminate others from the house by making each other laugh, while not laughing themselves. The comedian who doesn’t break a smile and outlasts their competitors wins the grand prize of $100,000 for their charity of choice. The series uses over thirty cameras to catch all of the deranged hijinks during the unpredictable competition as the all-star cast bring their various styles to the table, including stand-up, musical performance, improvisational, and physical comedy, among others. Jay Baruchel will serve as host. The series will premiere February 18. 

NBC is developing a sequel series to the former ABC series Life Goes On. The potential series would see Kellie Martin’s character Becca Thatcher grown up as an accomplished doctor, who returns home to her extended family and hometown. The original series broke ground as the first series to feature a major character with Down syndrome

FX’s limited series The Patient has added another to its cast. Domhnall Gleeson will star opposite Steve Carell. The series follows a psychotherapist who recently lost his wife, who finds himself held prisoner by a serial killer with an unusual request, to curb his homicidal urges.

Netflix has ordered a docuseries taking a look inside the PGA Tour and golf’s major championships. The series will capture the intensity of training, travel, victory, and defeat through the lens of a diverse group of players and their support teams. 

CNN announced more series which will be appearing on their upcoming streaming service CNN+. 5 Things will be hosted by Kate Bolduan counting down the top five stories of the day, based on CNN’s newsletter and podcast of the same name. The Big Picture will be hosted by Sara Sider and take a look at the most important and interesting story of the day. CNN’s current digital series Go There will move to CNN+. 

Investigation Discovery’s six part true crime series Undercover Underage follows Roo Powell as she identifies some of the internet’s most dangerous child predators. Undercover Underage follows the team in real time as they transform Roo, a 38-year-old mother of three, into a teen persona and work to reveal the true identities of the men who reach out to her. It’s a race against time to identify the suspects before they discover Roo herself is not who she claims to be. It premieres February 3 and can be streamed on discovery+. 

ABC has provided a first look at the upcoming season of American Idol, set to premiere February 27. Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie along with host Ryan Seacrest will be back helping to discover America’s next singing sensation. 

Prime Video’s The Legend of Vox Machina premieres January 28. The twelve episode first season is an animated fantasy-adventure series for adults that follows Vox Machina, a band of misfits with a fondness for boozing and brawling. In a desperate attempt to pay off their mounting bar tab, these unlikely heroes end up on a quest to save the realm of Exandria from dark magical forces. From a sinister necromancer to a powerful curse, the group confronts a variety of obstacles that not only test their skills, but also the strength of their bond. 

HBO Max’s new limited series The Girl Before premieres February 10. The series follows Jane who gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect. There’s just one catch: the occupants must abide by his list of exacting rules. Jane starts to feel the house changing her in unexpected ways, but when she makes the shocking discovery about her predecessor, Emma, she’s forced to confront unnerving similarities. As the two women’s timelines interweave, Jane begins to question if her fate will be the same as the girl before.

Apple TV+ released From Dickinson, With Love today, a documentary special which shows a behind the scenes look at the third and final season of Dickinson. Cast and crew reminisce on their favorite memories together, and say farewell after three incredible seasons. 

Season four of Looney Tunes Cartoons premieres on HBO Max January 20. In this new batch of episodes, Elmer Fudd tries to arrest Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird goes to the Grand Canyon and Daffy plays one too many pranks on Porky. 

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

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