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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Murderville’ Trailer, ‘Doomlands’ Trailer, ‘My Killer Body with K.Michelle’ Trailer, ‘Maggie’ Moves to Hulu, Josh Duhamel Joins ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’, ‘Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol’ Canceled, and More!

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Will Arnett stars in Netflix’s upcoming improv comedy series Murderville set to premiere February 3. Each episode features a guest star who isn’t given a script. They have no idea what’s about to happen to them. Together, the guest star and Terry Seattle (Arnett) will have to improvise their way through the case… but it will be up to each celebrity guest alone to name the killer.

Animated series Doomlands premieres on The Roku Channel January 28. The series follows Danny Doom and aspiring bartender Lhandi sling beers across a hellish wasteland in their mobile subterranean pub: The Oasis. 

Lifetime’s My Killer Body with K.Michelle sees K.Michelle help men and women desperate to correct plastic surgery procedures and get their lives back. With the number of cosmetic surgeries on the rise and an alarming number of these procedures resulting in post-surgery suffering and trauma, each episode will follow two patients who desperately need help as well as K. Michelle’s ongoing personal story. 

ABC’s new midseason comedy series Maggie is moving to hulu. With no room on the schedule for the series, the network felt moving the series to the streamer would give it more eyes and a better chance at success. The series stars Rebecca Rittenhouse and a premiere date will be given at a later date. 

Josh Duhamel is joining the cast of Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. He will be joining as a new coach and former NHL player following the departure of Emilio Estevez and the character he played in the first season and previous films.

Peacock has canceled Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol after one season. The series initially was piloted at NBC before moving to the streamer with its ten episode order. The series was a prequel to The Da Vinci Code franchise. 

Season three of Below Deck Sailing Yacht premieres on Bravo February 21 with a supersized premiere episode. Captain Glenn Shephard is back aboard Parsifal III, reuniting with last season’s chief stew Daisy Kelliher, chief engineer Colin MacRae and first mate Gary King. Rounding out the crew are fresh faces chef Marcos Spaziani, second stew Gabriela Barragan, third stew Ashley Marti and deckhands Kelsie Goglia and Tom Pearson. The new season will see the crew coast through the sparkling waters of Menorca, Spain. 

Paramount Network will no longer be rebranding as Paramount Movie Network. The change in plans is due to the pandemic, resulting production issues, an emphasis on streaming and the success of the network’s hit series Yellowstone. 

Netflix has ordered a new comedy series from Michelle Buteau called Survival of the Thickest. The series centers on Mavis Beaumont (Buteau). Black, plus-size and newly single, Mavis Beaumont unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life after putting all her eggs in one man’s basket, but she’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss. 

Syfy has ordered a new series titled The Ark from Dean Devlin. takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive. The twelve episode season will begin production in March. 

Hulu has ordered Saint X, an adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin’s novel. The series is a psychological drama, told in multiple timelines and perspectives, which explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre. It’s a show about how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth. The first season will consist of eight episodes. 

CNN+ has set a show for the new streamer hosted by Jake Tapper. Jake Tapper’s Book Club will see Tapper interview newsmaking authors and a few of his favorite writers. Each week, viewers will learn about the stories behind bestselling books and add more to their reading lists along the way. 

CBS News streaming network launches from a new studio along with a new programming slate, showcasing iconic franchises as well as anchors and reporters across CBS News. The network brings together national and local live news along with content from CBS News’ iconic programs. The new service will showcase CBS News’ original reporting and exquisite storytelling, featuring some of the most well-known anchors and journalists throughout the organization, new primetime programs, and a new state-of-the-art studio in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. It features 13 local streams – including a new CBS News Miami Streaming channel launching today – and content from programs like 60 Minutes, 48Hours, CBS Sunday Morning, Face The Nation With Margaret Brennan, CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell, CBS Mornings, and CBS Saturday Morning.

ABC will air Truth and Lies: The Last Gangster January 27. The special will take a look at the infamous Gambino mob family. It will feature an interview with one of the most notorious hitmen in mafia history, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano. The special also Includes interviews with Gravano’s son Gerard and daughter Karen, John Gotti Jr., former mobsters, former FBI investigators and the families of murder victims. 

Reelz will be airing a special titled Meat Loaf: A Special Tribute, an intimate look at the wild ride to the top taken by the multi-platinum artist who passed away. It will premiere January 26. 

Black Ink Crew: New York and Black Ink Crew: Compton both return for new seasons on VH1 February 21. The Black Ink Crew: New York team returns to the Brooklyn flagship shop stronger and better than ever before. Shop owner and mogul Ceaser continues to elevate the Black Ink brand, while keeping the people closest to him from tearing it down. The Black Ink Crew: Compton team is back with bossman KP, as he strives to uplift his community and reclaim his place as leader of the crew. Later in the season, Katrina “Kat Tat” Jackson returns to the franchise for the first time in four years, being the first BIPOC woman to own a tattoo shop in Beverly Hills. 

Japan is getting the Love Is Blind treatment in Love Is Blind: Japan. Takashi Fujii and Yuka Itaya will be navigators for the contestants. With no distractions from the outside world, the singles talk to a stream of potential love interests and when back in the real world, as the couples plan towards their wedding day, they will quickly discover whether they can turn their emotional connection into a true love before the fast-approaching ceremony. Will they marry the person they fell blindly in love with? Or will physical realities and external factors have sabotaged them? This is a reality show that gives a chance to consider how people meet and what is important in happy marriages. The series premieres February 8 with weekly episode drops though February 22. 

The Real Husbands of Hollywood are back after five years for a new season on BET+. The Real Husbands of Hollywood are back with more drama, more reveals, more celebrities, and even more Kevin. The season premieres February 10. 

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

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