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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Pachinko’ Premiere Date, ‘Snowfall’ Trailer, ‘Bel-Air’ Teaser, ‘About Last Night’ Trailer, Claire Danes Joins ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’, ‘Help! I Wrecked My House’ Renewed, and More!

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Apple TV+’s upcoming drama series Pachinko is based on The New York Times bestselling, acclaimed novel by the same name. Set to premiere March 25, the series begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. The series will be spoken in Korean, Japanese and English. 

Season five of FX’s Snowfall premieres February 23. In the new season, Franklin and family are rich beyond their wildest dreams and on the verge of having everything they’ve wanted as the ground begins to fall out from beneath their feet. The streets of South Central Los Angeles have never been so dangerous, but the biggest threat the family faces are each other as they try not to let greed, resentment and ego tear them all apart.

Peacock has released a new teaser for their upcoming new series Bel-Air. Set in modern-day America, the series imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on 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. It premieres February 13. 

HBO Max’s new celebrity game show series About Last Night premieres February 10. Celebrity relationships are put to the test in an unfiltered game hosted by Ayesha and Stephen Curry. Three celebrity couples go head-to-head in relationship trivia and games, competing to see who knows their partner best. The final couple will have the chance to compete in a bonus round against the Currys as they compete for an additional donation of their choice. 

Claire Danes has joined the cast of FX’s upcoming limited series Fleishman Is In Trouble. The series is an adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel. The series also stars Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan. 

HGTV has renewed Help! I Wrecked My House for season three. The new ten episode season will premiere fall 2022. The series stars home renovation expert Jasmine Roth as she helps homeowners rescue do-it-yourself projects gone wrong. Each episode also showcases a gorgeous home renovation with Jasmine’s clever storage solutions and functional, family friendly designs. 

To celebrate NBC’s Late Night’s 40th anniversary, David Letterman will join Seth Meyers for an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers on February 1. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows will perform as musical guest.

Nick Stahl has joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming series Let The Right One In. It also stars Demián Bichir, Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Madison Taylor Baez, Kevin Carroll, Ian Foreman and Jacob Buster. The ten episode vampire drama series was inspired by the Swedish novel and film of the same name. The series was originally set up at A&E before moving to TNT and finally landing at Showtime.

Netflix has given a series order to new drama series The Diplomat. The political thriller follows a diplomat dealing with a job she’s not suited for, an international crisis and issues with her marriage and political future. 

ALLBLK’s variety talk show Social Society has set Angela Simmons, Reginae Carter, and Kendra G. as hosts of the upcoming second season, joining Kendall Kyndall. The new season kicks off February 7. The series delivers the perfect blend of comedy and commentary by presenting an unrestricted mix of guest stars, memorable moments, and interviews that challenge society’s discomfort with issues facing the culture.

Following the success of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, NBC has given a pilot order to Shaun Cassidy’s drama Unbroken. The potential series will follow three dynastic ranch families on the central coast of California that make love and war in a passionate struggle to survive, ultimately setting the stage for a group of fiercely determined young women to win big for all at the National Championship of Rodeo.

A&E has set two projects focused on singer Bobby Brown. Biography: Bobby Brown, a two night event airing May 30 and May 31, gives fans an up-close and personal look at the American Music Award winner’s journey to superstardom and the fallout from his personal struggles with sobriety and the tragic deaths of his two children and first wife, Whitney Houston. Twelve episode series Bobby Brown: Every Little Step gives an exclusive look at his life with wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown and their children as he focuses on new business ventures, new music as well as the 2022 reunion with New Edition on The Culture Tour. It premieres May 31. 

CNBC’s new series No Retreat: Business Bootcamp premieres March 8. Joe De Sena, former Wall Street broker turned serial entrepreneur and creator of the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand Spartan, and his team including Clinical Psychologist & Performance Coach Dr. Lara Pence, Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer QuHarrison Terry, as well as a number of guest CEOs and mentors, provide advice and expertise to help companies take a look in the mirror and make the difficult decisions to change and achieve success for their business. Each episode features a different business undergoing specifically tailored, often unorthodox, tasks and obstacles, on the elite training facility known as “The Farm.” The out-of-the-box activities manufacture adversity, identify weak links, help teams understand and overcome fear and failure, and teach mental (and physical) survival – all while highlighting business priorities and purpose. 

Nat Geo’s annual Big Cat Week highlights National Geographic Society’s commitment to conservation. Starting January 30, the network will air 11 in-depth programs, each exploring an entirely different big cat species, their struggles as they face extinction, as well as rare, never-before-seen footage in their natural habitats spanning from the Okavango Delta to the Serengeti to Thailand and more. Russia’s Wild Tiger airs January 30 at 9. The Way of the Cheetah airs January 30 at 10. Tree Climbing Lions airs January 30 at 11. Also airing January 30 is an encore of Betty White Goes Wild! at 8. January 31 will see Living with Big Cats: Revealed at 9 and Big Cat Odyssey: Revealed at 10. February 1 will be Relentless Enemies: Revealed at 9 and Ultimate Enemies: Revealed at 10. On February 2, Eye of the Leopard: Revealed airs at 9 and Eternal Enemies: Revealed airs at 10. Ending the week on February 3 will be War of the Lions at 9 and The Real Black Panther at 10. 

Lifetime’s upcoming new series Million Dollar Hustle will now premiere March 17. The series follows health and fitness influencer, author, entrepreneur and self-made millionaire Stormy Wellington and her elite group of unstoppable leaders. After overcoming extreme adversity in her own life, Stormy inspires the women and drives them to hustle and break generational curses. The ten-episode series follows the Circle of Bosses as they battle it out to win challenges and bring in the dollars, all the while fighting to keep their place within Stormy’s inner circle.

Season two of HBO’s Painting with John premieres February 18. The six episode season is written, directed by and starring musician, actor, director and painter, John Lurie. Part meditative tutorial, part fireside chat, each episode finds the artist ensconced at his worktable, honing his intricate watercolor techniques while reflecting on what he’s learned about life.

The first six episodes of ESPN+’s Rowdy’s Places are available to stream now. The series follows Ronda Rousey on a journey to explore one of civilization’s oldest sports, competitive fighting. In her travels, Rousey will speak with experts within the worlds of MMA, wrestling, boxing and so much more to uncover why combat sports have been a global sensation for a millennium. 

The History Channel’s new series I Was There from George Stephanopoulos premieres February 20. The twelve episode series, hosted by Theo E.J. Wilson, offers an immersive trip back in time, placing Wilson at the center of some of history’s biggest events, to deconstruct how they truly unfolded. Each episode highlights a different moment in history. Inspired by his passion for history, Wilson is a fly on the wall as he breaks down the barrier between the audience and the action to revisit a series of critical historical events, disasters, triumphs and true stories to learn unexpected facts in an engaging, fast-moving, and often unpredictable way.

The eight episode third season of HBO’s My Brilliant Friend is titled My Brilliant Friend: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. The new season is based on the third book in Elena Ferrante’s quadrilogy. Premiering February 28, the season follows Elena Greco and the most important friend in her life, Raffaella Cerullo, whom she has always called Lila. They met in the first year of primary school in 1950 and their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives and explores the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend and – in a way – both her best friend and her worst enemy.

Netflix’s Swap Shop returns for season two February 16. Seasoned collectors venture out across Tennessee in search of bargains they can sell for big money. When the “Swap Shop” radio show shares the scoop on sweet deals, collectors of cars, comics, creepy clown statues and more tune in with ears wide open.

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

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