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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Pam & Tommy’ Trailer, ‘Ultraman’ Premiere Date, ‘Grammy Awards’ Postponed, ‘When Calls the Heart’ Return Date, ‘Phat Tuesdays’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, premiering February 2, is set in the Wild West early days of the Internet and is based on the incredible true story of the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape. A love story, crime caper and cautionary tale rolled into one, the eight-part original limited series explores the intersection of privacy, technology and celebrity, tracing the origins of our current Reality TV Era to a stolen tape seen by millions but meant to have an audience of just two. Lily James, Sebastian Stan and Seth Rogen star. 

Anime series Ultraman is returning to Netflix April 14. The story heats up as six warriors band together. Ultraman is joined by Seven, Ace, Zoffy, Jack and Taro and together, the united Ultraman brotherhood takes on a new alien threat.

The Grammy Awards have been postponed due to the rise in covid cases due to the omicron variant. The event was previously scheduled for January 31 on CBS. A new date will be announced at a later time. 

Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart returns for season nine March 6. In the twelve episode new season, Hope Valley is in a state of growth, with the foundry’s progress and the evolution of key relationships. The Mayoral race has the town buzzing with a few members of the town running against one another. Elizabeth and Lucas focus on their relationship beyond courtship, and as she gets to know Lucas better, she learns about his past which gives Elizabeth pause about their future. 

Prime Video’s new docuseries Phat Tuesdays celebrates the untold story of Black comedians at The Comedy Store in ’90s Los Angeles, premieres February 4. Phat Tuesdays founder, Guy Torry, and a lineup of world-famous comedians and personalities – including Anthony Anderson, Tichina Arnold, Nick Cannon, Dave Chappelle, Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer, Tiffany Haddish, Steve Harvey, Lil Rel Howery, Regina King, Jo Koy, Luenell, Flame Monroe, Jay Pharoah, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Chris Tucker, Kym Whitley, and more – share memories, laughs, and tributes to a night at The Comedy Store that forever changed the comedy landscape. 

BET has set a one hour special BET Her Presents… Becoming: Michelle Obama in Conversation, premiering January 17. Filmed at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD and moderated by Yara Shahidi, they are joined on stage by students from 22 participating colleges from across the country, Mrs. Obama discusses with students the themes from her acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, Becoming, and what it’s like to navigate young adulthood in the current climate. Mrs. Obama opens the floor to the students to discuss with them topics such as their mental wellness, diversity and inclusion on college campuses, and asks thought-provoking questions about shaping their future and becoming change agents in their communities.

New supernatural thriller series Archive 81 is set to premiere on Netflix January 14. As a video archivist investigates the secrets behind a mysterious fire, he becomes convinced he can save a young woman from the terrifying fate she met 25 years ago. The eight episode season is loosely inspired by the popular podcast of the same name. 

All thirteen episodes of Apple TV+’s Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock are set to debut January 21. Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles – Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, Uncle Travelling Matt – alongside new Fraggles and Doozers voiced by special guests stars Patti LaBelle, Cynthia Erivo, Daveed Diggs, Ed Helms, Kenan Thompson, as well as an appearance by Foo Fighters, kick off the new year by embarking on epic, hilarious adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world. 

Season two of Fast Foodies premieres on truTV January 27. The 12-episode season brings a raucous slew of fresh celebrity guests with fast food cravings. Top Chef winners Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford and Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland compete to perfectly recreate and then skillfully reimagine a celebrity guest’s favorite fast-food dish. These culinary masters come prepared to showcase their love of pop culture, fast-food legends and their expert skills to win the “Chompionship Trophy.”

Apple TV+ has ordered true crime limited series Manhunt starring Tobias Menzies. The limited series follows the events of the Lincoln assassination, aftermath and is based on the best-selling book by James Swanson. It will see Menzies portray Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s war secretary and friend, who was driven nearly to madness by the need to catch John Wilkes Booth and to carry out Lincoln’s legacy.

CNN’s upcoming four part docuseries Reframed: Marilyn Monroe reclaims the life and legacy of Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe to reveal a new story, of a complex and powerful woman ahead of her time. Narrated by Jessica Chastain, the series features a star-studded cast of female voices and is made by an all-female editorial team. It will premiere January 16. 

Season two of Growing Belushi is set to premiere on Discovery January 19. After growing his passion into a successful and bustling business, Jim and his team of farmers are on a mission to rebrand and rebuild their cannabis farm from small and boutique to premium high-end for the masses. In an effort to meet increasing national demand, they’re bringing state of the art technology, cultivation methods, new equipment and new facilities to Belushi’s Farm – and the results are as promising as they are challenging.

Peacock is set to live stream all NBCUniversal coverage of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics. Peacock will present live streaming coverage of every event of the Winter Olympics – inclusive of all events airing on broadcast and cable television – providing fans with a comprehensive Olympics destination for all live action and catch-up on-demand viewing. In addition to live competition streams across all 15 sports, premium tier customers will also enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, extensive highlight clips, and more. Coverage will begin February 2, ahead of the Opening Ceremony and air through February 20 when the games conclude.

Netflix’s new docuseries The Puppet Master: Hunting The Ultimate Conman premieres January 18. The series explores the story of Robert Freegard, a cruel conman masquerading as a British spy, who, over the course of two decades, controlled, conned and fleeced at least seven women and one man out of almost one million pounds, with his devious charm.

Mandy Patinkin will narrate Paramount+’s insurrection docuseries Indivisible: Healing Hate. The six part series will premiere January 6, the first year anniversary of the attacks on the Capitol. The series will highlight the causes of the attacks as well as what it will take to heal the country. 

Netflix has released a teaser for its upcoming series Finding Ola. After a life-altering event, Ola Abd ElSabour embarks on a journey of self-discovery and deals with the challenges of a new reality. It will premiere February 3. 

Disney Junior’s Alice’s Wonderland Bakery is set to premiere February 9. A vibrant new take on the classic 1951 film, the series centers on Alice, the great-granddaughter of the original heroine and a budding young baker at the enchanted Wonderland Bakery, where her magical treats help bring a new generation of friends and families together. The series celebrates the culture and creativity of food, highlights self-expression, and imparts age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about friendship, collaboration, and the importance of community. 

Angry Birds: Summer Madness is coming to Netflix January 28. Teen birds Red, Chuck, Bomb and Stella are crashing through Camp Splinterwood with their fellow feathered campers for a summer of high-flying hijinks!

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

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