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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Orville: New Horizons’ New Date, Peacock Originals in 2022 Teaser, ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’ Trailer, ‘Euphoria’ Renewed, ‘Alex vs America’ Renewed, ‘The L Word: Generation Q’ Renewed, and More!

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Hulu’s The Orville: New Horizons will now premiere June 2, vacating its original March 10 date. The new season finds the crew of the U.S.S. Orville continuing their mission of exploration, as they navigate both the mysteries of the universe and the complexities of their own interpersonal relationships. 

Peacock released a first look at the original series coming to the streamer this year. Featured are Wolf Like Me, Bel-Air (February 13), Joe vs Carole (March 3), Bust Down (March 10), and Killing It (April). Also coming in 2022 are Angelyne, Girls5eva Season 2, Last Light, Pitch Perfect, Queer as Folk, Rutherford Falls Season 2, The Best Man: The Final Chapter, The Missing, The Undeclared War, Vampire Academy and We Are Lady Parts Season 2. 

Apple TV+’s six episode limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey premieres March 11. The series starring Samuel L. Jackson is based on the book by Walter Mosley. It 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. 

HBO has renewed Euphoria for season three. The eight episode second season is currently airing with the finale set for February 27. The series stars Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid and Austin Abrams. 

Food Network has renewed Alex vs America for season two. Hosted by Eric Adjepong, the series sees Alex Guarnaschelli compete against three culinary superstars over two rounds. At the start of each battle, Alex and the competitors learn their challenge, with the chefs having the ability to work together in selecting variables for their dishes as well as the amount of time they give themselves and Alex to cook with. Each finished plate will undergo a blind tasting, with only the top three chefs advancing and the least successful from the challenge being immediately sent home – even if it is Alex! In the end, it all comes down to what’s on the plate.

Showtime has renewed The L Word: Generation Q for season three. The ten episode new season will premiere later in the year. The series stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Haily, Katherine Moennig, Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas, Sepideh Moafi and Jordan Hull. 

Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler and Paget Brewster are in discussions to join Paramount+’s Criminal Minds revival series. The ten episode new season/series would follow one case over the course of the season as opposed to the case of the week format utilized in the original series. 

The Boondocks reboot is not moving forward at HBO Max anymore after Sony pulled the plug. Cedric Yarbrough made the comments in an interview with 1-on-1 w/Dueces. The revival was initially picked up for two seasons. 

Andrea Bordeaux has exited Starz Run The World ahead of its second season. Bordeaux left due to covid vaccine requirements. The role will not be recast, but it is unsure whether a new character will be added to fill the void. 

Marg Helgenberger is in talks to join season two of CBS’s CSI: Vegas. The news comes after fellow original stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox departed the series after returning for the first of the revival. 

Attack on Titan: The Final Season – Part 2 is set to premiere on adult swim’s Toonami block beginning Saturday February 12 at 12:30AM (technically February 13). The first part of the final season aired in January 2021. 

Disney+ has ordered a live action Goosebumps series. The ten episode season will adapt a story from R.L. Stine’s books. This marks the second Goosebumps TV series. Two films based ont he books were released in 2015 and 2018. 

Denis Leary has joined the cast of Law & Order: Organized Crime in a recurring role. He will play an NYPD officer who crosses paths with Detective Stabler. 

AMC’s new Orphan Black series currently in development is one step closer to a reality. Anna Fishko has joined the project set to write and executive produce the potential series. The series will not be a reboot, but a new story set in the established world. 

Roku has picked up Canadian series Children Ruin Everything to air stateside. The CTV series has been renewed for a second season consisting of sixteen episodes, up from the eight episode first season. The first season will premiere on Roku later this year. The series is from Schitt’s Creek’s Kurt Smeaton and stars Meaghan Rath and Aaron Abrams. 

Spy series Slow Horses premieres on Apple TV+ April 1. Starring Gary Oldman, the six episode series is an adaptation of the first book in the series from Mick Herron. It follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes.

John Harlan Kim has been cast in ABC’s L.A. Law pilot playing an attorney at the firm. Kim joins original stars Blair Underwood and Corbin Bernsen along with Toks Olagundoye, Hari Nef and Ian Duff. 

Disney+ has ordered a five episode miniseries called 4 Ever. Latin boy band CNCO will be the leads in the series which sees four strangers form a band and will feature original songs. The series will air later this year. 

Apple TV+’s docuseries They Call Me Magic premieres April 22. The four episode offers a rare glimpse into the incredible real-life story of Magic Johnson, who left his mark on history through his work – both on and off the court – and continues to impact our culture today. It features intimate interviews with Magic, his family, and an all-star lineup, as the docuseries charts the cinematic life of one of the biggest cultural icons of our era. 

Animated comedy series Dicktown premieres on FXX March 3. John Hunchman was once the famous boy detective of Richardsville, North Carolina (Dicktown, to the locals), but now he’s pushing 40 and still solving mysteries for teens. David Purefoy, his former bully, is now his driver, muscle and only friend. Between chasing down stolen pimento cheese recipes and high school mascots gone rogue, John and David never stop trying to solve the biggest mystery: how to grow up. But when a menacing figure roars into their lives on a weird motorcycle-car, they learn the past isn’t done with them yet. 

Anthology series Roar will premiere on Apple TV+ April 15. Based on a book of short stories by Cecelia Ahern, it offers an insightful, poignant, and sometimes hilarious portrait of what it means to be a woman today. Featuring a unique blend of magical realism, familiar domestic and professional scenarios, and futuristic worlds, these eight stories mirror the dilemmas of ordinary women in accessible yet surprising ways. How they emerge from their respective journeys speaks to the resiliency that exists within themselves, and with all women. The cast includes Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Meera Syal, Fivel Stewart and Kara Hayward. 

Law & Order star Jesse L. Martin has made comments that he’s open to returning to the revival series. No official talks are underway at the moment, but with this interest could see him show up one day. Martin was on the show for nine seasons. Season 21 of Law & Order premieres February 24. 

HGTV and discovery+ announced premiere dates for new series. Lil Jon Wants To Do What? Will premiere May 2. The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich premieres June 13. Trixie Motel premieres June 1. Fix My Flip premieres March 10. Mash-Up Our Home premieres March 12. Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn premieres March 15. Queen of Versailles Reigns Again premieres March 30. Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? premieres March 30. High Design premieres April 13. Building Roots premieres April 10. Home Town Kickstart Presented By People premieres April 24. 

Season two of Dear… will premiere on Apple TV+ March 4. The new installments spotlight the late André Leon Talley, Viola Davis, Malala Yousafzai, Jane Fonda, Ava DuVernay, Billy Porter, Sandra Oh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Laird Hamilton.

Docuseries Worst Roommate Ever premieres on Netflix March 1. The series highlights four harrowing tales of seemingly harmless roommates turning into real-life nightmares for their unsuspecting victims when their malevolent and sometimes violent intentions are revealed. These unsettling true stories chronicle the masked menace that can be lurking right down the hall. 

Apple TV+’s thriller series Shining Girls will premiere April 29. The eight episode series stars Elisabeth Moss. Based on the book by Lauren Beukes, the series follows Kirby Mazrachi as a Chicago newspaper archivist whose journalistic ambitions were put on hold after enduring a traumatic assault. When Kirby learns that a recent murder mirrors her own case, she partners with seasoned, yet troubled reporter Dan Velazquez, to uncover her attacker’s identity. As they realize these cold cases are inextricably linked, their own personal traumas and Kirby’s blurred reality allow her assailant to remain one step ahead.

AMC+’s thriller series Ragdoll will premiere February 28. The six episode series is from the producers of Killing Eve and features similar mind-blowing plot twists, intense characters and dark humor. Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body suspended from the ceiling in a block of London flats – nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll.’ Assigned to the shocking case are newly reinstated DS Nathan Rose; his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter; and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds. The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name among them.

Making Fun premieres on Netflix March 4. Grumpy expert maker Jimmy DiResta fields kids’ ideas for delightfully pointless inventions. Then – if he’s in the mood – he and his pals build ’em. A group of skilled makers and longtime buddies turn kids ideas for impossible builds into reality. If you’ve got wood, need wood, or want an original, handcrafted, custom design of any kind, they’re the guys for the job. 

Roku’s original series Moving the Needle with Dr. Woo premieres February 4. Follow famed LA-based tattoo artist Dr. Woo as he interviews celebrities, Demi Lovato, Halsey, Jeezy and Zoe Kravitz, whilst giving them a piece of work that’ll last a lifetime.

Season six of TrollsTopia premieres on Peacock February 17. From sweet surprises to electrifying harmonizing, the fun has just begun. 

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

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