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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Essex Serpent’ Trailer, ‘Hacks’ Trailer, ‘Single Drunk Female’ Renewed, ‘Blue Bloods’ Renewed, ‘Raising Dion’ Canceled, ‘Wolf Like Me’ Renewed, and More!

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Apple TV+’s The Essex Serpent premieres May 13. The six episode limited series stars Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston. Set in Victorian England, the series follows London widow Cora Seaborne who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local pastor, but when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature. 

Season two of Hacks premieres on HBO Max May 12 with two episodes premiering weekly. In the eight episode new season, the dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance and her young, entitled writer Ava continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping Deborah’s new stand-up act. The series stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder.

Freeform has renewed comedy series Single Drunk Female for season two. The series follows 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink, who after a public flame-out at a New York media company, is forced to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol. Back in Greater Boston, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda. The series stars stars Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ally Sheedy, Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington and Garrick Bernard. 

CBS has renewed drama series Blue Bloods for a thirteenth season. The series is the number four broadcast series with an average of 9.81 million viewers tuning in on Friday nights. The series stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Marisa Ramirez and Vanessa Ray. Additional renewals will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Netflix has canceled superhero drama series Raising Dion after two seasons. The series followed a widowed mom who sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her young son’s emerging superpowers while keeping his extraordinary gifts under wraps. The series is based on the comic book by Dennis Liu. 

Peacock has renewed romantic dramedy Wolf Like Me for season two. In the series Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs. The series stars Isla Fisher and Josh Gad. 

Reina Hardesty has exited Prime Video’s The Boys spinoff series. Hardesty is the third recent departure from the series focusing on a college for heroes after Aimee Carrero and Shane Paul McGhie exited earlier. The role will be recast. 

The upcoming third and final season of hulu’s Love, Victor will premiere June 15. It will also premiere on Disney+ simultaneously, which also adding the first two seasons to the streamer. The series was initially set up at Disney+ before being moved to hulu. 

Warner Bros. Discovery is cutting back on its scripted programming on TNT and TBS. Comedy series Kill The Orange-Faced Bear which was set to begin filming after being picked up to series last year will no longer go forward. The pilot will be shopped to other networks. There is no word on what will become of the other scripted programming at the two networks. 

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on CBS June 24. Days of our Lives star John Aniston to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony is set to take place at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif. Nominations will be announced May 5. Additional information will be available in the coming weeks. 

Discovery+’s new series Generation Drag will premiere June 1 with all six episodes. The series follows five teens and their families as they anticipate their biggest drag performance at Dragutante, a drag show designed as a platform for LGBTQ+ teens to express themselves. The show gives an intimate look at the lives of these families as they courageously support their kids who are navigating their true identities.

Freeform has ordered While You Were Breeding to series. The dramedy follows Kacey, single for the first time in her 30s, as she escapes her fast-paced life in Los Angeles to see the world. From culture clash to vacation romances, this internationally set dramedy is a globetrotting journey of self-discovery that will inspire the wanderlust inside everyone. The series stars Chelsea Frei 

Adrien Brody has joined the cast of Peacock’s Poker Face. The mystery drama stars Natasha Lyonne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie Hsu, Benjamin Bratt and David Castañeda. 

BET’s Tyler Perry’s Sistas will now premiere its second half of the season June 1, ahead of its previously announced June 29 date. The drama follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers, and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.

Roku’s comedy series Ship has added Emily Hampshire to the cast. Whitmer Thomas, Tymika Tafari and Amar Chadha-Patel have also joined the cast. The series follows Mae Cannon, a 30-something that finds herself restless inside a marriage that totally works. It will follow Mae through a fantastical journey of parallel universes, as she enters new relationships, trying to find her way back to her partner, and ultimately, herself. The series stars Zoe Lister-Jones.

Paramount+’s Evil has promoted Andrea Martin to series regular for the upcoming third season. Martin had joined the series in the second season as a nun. The ten episode third season premieres June 12. 

Julian Sergi will recur in the upcoming third season of hulu’s Ramy. Bella Hadid was also recently announced to recur in the new season of the comedy series. 

J.J. Abrams’ HBO Series Demimonde has cast Danielle Deadwyler. The series is an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama centered around a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. 

Investigation Discovery has set return dates for four of their series. Murder in the Heartland returns May 2. See No Evil will premiere May 4. Crimes Gone Viral will premiere May 26. American Monster returns May 29. 

Peacock has named Ahmed Fareed as the host of MLB Sunday Leadoff. The series premieres May 8 with Boston Red Sox Hosting Chicago White Sox from Fenway Park.

Netflix comedy special Christina P: Mom Genes will premiere May 8, just in time for Mother’s Day. Christina P is back and better than ever. No detail is too intimate as Christina hilariously shares the trials and tribulations of motherhood, marriage, and everything in between. The special was filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.

An anime adaptation of Square Enix’s video game Legend of Mana is coming this year in Japan. No word yet on when the anime will get an international release. 

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

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