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Season five of Cobra Kai will premiere on Netflix September 9. Following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, Terry Silver is expanding the Cobra Kai empire and trying to make his “No Mercy” style of karate the only game in town. With Kreese behind bars and Johnny Lawrence setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso must call on an old friend for help. 

Selling The OC is coming soon to Netflix. A fresh set of realtors square off, competing to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group’s second office on the Orange County coast. Will the pressure prove too much for these agents to handle? Meet agents Alex Hall, Alexandra Jarvis, Alexandra Rose, Austin Victoria, Brandi Marshall, Gio Helou, Kayla Cardona, Lauren Brito, Polly Brindle, Sean Palmieri, and Tyler Stanaland. 

NBC’s Saturday Night Live returns May 7 with a new episode hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch. This will be his second time hosting. He will be joined by Arcade Fire, returning for their fifth time performing. The sketch comedy series also announced May 14 Selena Gomez will serve as host with Post Malone as musical guest. This will be Gomez’s first time hosting as well as Post Malone’s first time performing. The May 21 episode will be the season finale with host and musical guest to be announced at a later date. 

God’s Favorite Idiot premieres on Netflix June 15. Mid level Tech support employee Clark Thompson finds love with co-worker Amily Luck at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. Also, there’s roller skating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse. The eight episode series stars Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Bibb, Kevin Dunn, Usman Ally, Steve Mallory, Chris Sandiford, Ana Scotney and Yanic Truesdale.

Netflix has renewed I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson for a third season. The absurdist sketch comedy series brings a distinct comedy style and observational humor to the forefront, continuing to poke fun at life’s most bizarre and mundane situations. The series stars Tim Robinson and features guests in sketches. 

Season two of Johnson will premiere on Bounce July 10. The dramedy focuses on life-long best friends, all of whom share the same last name, centering around their intriguing and sometimes complicated journey of love, friendship, heartbreak and personal growth. Also announced is the new series Finding Happy which will premiere in fall 2022. The ten episode dramedy follows the Black female experience through the unfulfilled life of Yaz Carter, beginning with her unhappy 36th birthday, her loving-but-complicated family, her stagnant career in the evolving landscape of radio, and a merry-go-round of unrequited love while dating in the love desert of Atlanta.

Rita Ora and James Hong have been added to the voice cast of Netflix’s upcoming Kung Fu Panda animated series. Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight will also see Jack Black return as the voice of Po. 

Thriller drama Trigger Point premieres on Peacock July 7. The six episode series follows frontline officers who must risk their lives during a terrorist campaign in the heart of London. When a terrorist campaign threatens the capital over one summer, the Expos are at the forefront of urgent efforts to find out who is behind the bombings before fatalities escalate. Under extreme pressure and searching for answers, Lana becomes suspicious that the bomber is premeditatedly targeting her unit – but how does she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity? 

HBO has set the cast for its six episode limited series Get Millie Black. Tamara Lawrance will star along with Joe Dempsie, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr and Chyna McQueen. The Channel 4 co-production follows Ex Scotland Yard detective Millie-Jean Black as she returns to Kingston to work missing persons; soon finding herself on a quest to save a sister who won’t be saved, to find a boy who can’t be found, to solve a case that will blow her world apart and prove almost as tough to crack as Millie Black. 

Jack Huston has been cast in AMC’s Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches. The series is based on Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches book series. It also joined AMC’s other Anne Rice series Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire. 

Andrea Savage has been cast in Paramount+’s upcoming new series Tulsa King. She joins Sylvester Stallone in the mob series from Taylor Sheridan. 

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have announced a new half hour animated series titled Invincible Fight Girl. The action-comedy series is set in Wrestling World, a place where wrestling is more than just sport and spectacle… it’s a way of life. We follow Andy, a young girl who dreams of becoming the greatest pro wrestler of all time. Assuming the wrestler alias: “Fight Girl”, Andy sets out into the bizarre and colorful Wrestling World, determined to make a name for herself. Along the way, she meets cynical retired champ: Aunt P, the endearingly innocent Mikey – great wrestling analyst-in-the-making, and the unscrupulous Craig, who doesn’t so much love wrestling as he does scheming ways to profit off it. United in the goal of helping Andy achieve wrestling glory, this found family embarks on a journey filled with adversity and self-discovery as they chase their dreams, push past their limits, and most importantly… deliver smackdowns on the toughest wrestlers they can find. The network also ordered Driftwood, a 90-minute animated space adventure family movie. The movie follows Clover, a tiny mouse-like creature, who races across the stars to find Driftwood, society’s last free city which may hold the key to a safe and sustainable fuel source and future for the galaxy. The evil overlord Thorn will stop at nothing to eliminate Clover and destroy Driftwood in order to maintain their power. 

Messy History of American Food will premiere on discovery+ May 11. The six episode series shines a light on some of the messiest origin stories of American food and food culture out there. Each episode will spotlight one classic American food with a time-traveling look back at its history and evolution, with experts including food scientists, marketing experts and more, weighing in and sharing fascinating and, at times, shocking background and details. From the story behind burgers to the truth behind chicken wings and the evolution of bread and more. 

Meet The Press Daily hosted by Chuck Todd is moving from MSNBC to NBC News Now. The series will now be titled Meet the Press Now to reflect its new home at the streaming service and will air at 4PM. Chris Jansing will host a show in the 1PM slot on MSNBC beginning May 26. 

HGTV has launched its first ever TikTok original series. The Mother’s day themed series hosted by Jasmine Roth will premiere May 8 with new episode premiering daily through May 15. The series will document Jasmine surprising her mom with a beach condo and a top-to-bottom renovation to make it the ultimate oasis.

Syfy is going back in time with SYFY REWIND marathons on Fridays. The block will feature cult series like Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica, Xena: Warrior Princess, and more! Starting May 13, SYFY REWIND will air from 6AM to 6PM beginning with Quantum Leap.

Expedition Unknown, Expedition X, and Josh Gates Tonight all premiere on Discovery Channel May 25. All three series star Josh Gates exploring the unknown, uncovering the world’s greatest mysteries, and sharing a laugh and a cocktail with some of the most interesting celebrities, experts, and fellow explorers out there. 

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

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