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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Love, Victor’ Final Season Date, ‘The Rookie’ Spinoff in the Works, ‘South Side’ Renewed, ‘Almost Paradise’ Renewed, ‘How to with John Wilson’ Renewed, ‘Life & Beth’ Trailer, and More!

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The third and final season of hulu’s Love, Victor will premiere June 15. The eight episode season finds Victor going on a journey of self-discovery — not only deciding who he wants to be with, but more broadly, who he wants to be. With their post-high-school-plans looming, Victor and his friends are faced with a new set of problems that they must work through to make the best choices for their futures. The series stars Michael Cimino, Rachel Hilson, Anthony Turpel, Bebe Wood, Mason Gooding, George Sear, Isabella Ferreira, Mateo Fernandez, James Martinez, Ana Ortiz, Anthony Keyvan, and Ava Capri.

Niecy Nash is set to guest star in two upcoming episodes of The Rookie. The episodes will be used as backdoor pilots to a potential spinoff of the ABC series. Similar to the premise of The Rookie, Nash will play the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. The potential new series would create a shared universe. In the first backdoor episodes, Officer John Nolan and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark when one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station. 

HBO Max has renewed South Side for season three. The series originally aired on Comedy Central before moving to the streamer. The series follows two friends who just graduated from community college and are ready to take over the world, but until they do, they’re stuck working at Rent-T-Own.

IMDb TV has renewed drama action series Almost Paradise for season two. The series follows a former U.S. DEA agent who, after his partner’s betrayal and a life-threatening battle with hypertension, is forced into early retirement and relocates to a small tropical island in the Philippines. 

HBO has renewed How to with John Wilson for season three. Documentary filmmaker and self-described “anxious New Yorker” John Wilson continues his heartfelt mission of self-discovery, exploration and observation as he films the lives of his fellow New Yorkers while attempting to give everyday advice on deceptively simple topics.

Hulu’s comedy series Life & Beth will premiere March 18. The series stars Amy Schumer, Michael Cera, Susannah Flood, Violet Young, Kevin Kane, Yamaneika Saunders, Laura Benanti, Larry Owens, Michael Rapaport, Rosebud Walker and LaVar Walker. When a sudden incident forces Beth to engage with her past her life changes forever. Through flashbacks to her teen self, Beth starts to learn how she became who she is and who she wants to become. We’ll go on her journey towards building a bigger, bolder and more authentic life. Learning to express herself and living in an intentional way. A trip down memory lane is a strong source of trauma, comedy and moving forward.

Hulu’s The Girl From Plainville will premiere March 29. Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, the limited series explores Michelle Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter. 

Young Wallander: Killer’s Shadow will premiere on Netflix February 17. Kurt investigates a mysterious, grisly death that seems connected to an incendiary national news story that was one of Rask’s first cases in Malmö.

CBS has ordered a pilot for a reboot of Early Edition. The drama reboot series from the 90s follows a journalist who receives tomorrow’s newspaper today. The original series starred Kyle Chandler.

Fox has acquired Gumby from the estate of Joseph Clokey, son of creator Art Clokey. They obtained all rights to the popular franchise, including film, television and streaming, consumer products, licensing, publishing and all other categories. In addition, FOX has acquired the full library of Gumby animated series, specials, movies and content, which will expand Tubi’s current offerings of the franchise.

Season two of hulu’s Woke will premiere April 8. Cartoonist Keef Knight is now a popular activist on the rise, but he’s facing a world where “woke” has become big business. The ten episode series stars Lamorne Morris, T. Murph, Blake Anderson, Sasheer Zamata, and JB Smoove. 

Katie McGrath, Ray McKinnon, Adam Shapiro, Mark Musashi, and Marina Mazepa have been cast in Starz upcoming John Wick prequel series The Continental. They join previously announced cast members including Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Nhung Kate and Ben Robson. 

HBO has picked up limited series Doomsday Machine starring Claire Foy as Facebook’s  COO Sheryl Sandberg. The series is based on An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang and reporting by New Yorker’s Andrew Marantz. 

Cartoon Network is set to air Cartoon Network Special Edition: NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Presented by Nike on February 20. The half hour commercial free special will feature highlights from the NBA All-Star 2022 AT&T Slam Dunk hosted by the Teen Titans who will provide their comedic brand of sports analysis direct from TNT’s Inside the NBA studios.

Sherri Shepherd is in discussions to become the new host of The Wendy Williams Show after filling in for the host multiple times this season. The move would potentially give Shepherd her own show with an all new name on Fox stations. She previously co-hosted The View on ABC. 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta will host his own series on the upcoming CNN streaming service CNN+. On Masters in Medicine, Gupta will deliver a mini-med school experience while taking viewers on a wondrous tour of the human body. Each episode will also feature lifesaving lessons to help viewers optimize their own health. 

Travel Channel’s The Ghost Town Terror premieres March 11. On the outskirts of Anaconda, Montana, sits Gunslinger Gulch – a sprawling ghost town and guest ranch made up of various historic abandoned buildings salvaged from across the state. When the Broussard family answered the beckoning call of a new life in Big Sky Country and opportunity to own this unique 52-acre property, they got more than they bargained for. They soon discovered the ranch offered anything but the serene Montana lifestyle they were seeking. Relentless, menacing supernatural activity has plagued the family since day one, leaving them terrified and desperate for answers. 

Twelve episode limited series Conversations with Friends will premiere in May 2022. The series follows a 21-year-old college student as she navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. 

Black Ink Crew Watch Party premieres on VH1 February 14. The special will bring together fan-favorites from the Black Ink Crew: New York squad, along with cameos from former cast members, for a fun and revealing gathering to discuss iconic show moments from every season of the hit series. The new seasons of Black Ink Crew: New York and Black Ink Crew: Compton premiere February 21. 

Twenty Five Twenty One premieres on Netflix February 12. In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life.

The new Polish series Hold On is coming to Netflix soon. The series is based on Harlan Coben’s novel and stars Magdalena Boczarska and Leszek Lichota. Affluent Warsaw suburbs, close-knit residents living an idyllic life. All hell breaks loose when an eighteen-year-old Adam vanishes into thin air. Violence escalates when parents try to protect their adolescent children who take matters into their own hands. 

Season three of BET+’s Tyler Perry’s Ruthless premieres March 10. When chaos is king the rules of power will be broken.

Docuseries Poly premieres on Roku February 11. The series explores consensual non-monogamy and focuses on people who identify as polyamorous or have open marriages in order to explore ever-evolving definitions of love and commitment. 

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

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