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Your TV Source Roundup: Netflix Animated Series Preview, Roku Adds Martha Stewart, Cristela Alonzo’s ‘Middle Classy’ Special, ‘Game Theory with Bomani Jones’ Renewed, Netflix Orders ‘No Good Deed’, Alycia Debnam-Carey Joins ‘Saint X’, and More!

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Netflix has unveiled its upcoming kids animated series slate featuring fan favorite characters. Whether it is the thrill of dinosaurs chasing you in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, laughter with familiar friends from Boss Baby, or the breathtaking adventures of upcoming series Sonic Prime, Daniel Spellbound and My Dad the Bounty Hunter, Netflix is the home of your favorite characters. Kids animated series can excite imaginations, stir emotions, and make spirits soar. Also announced are returning favorites including a new interactive special Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Hidden Adventure, new episodes of The Cuphead Show!, Sharkdog, The Dragon Prince, Karma’s World, Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, along with other new series including Dead End: Paranormal Park, Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, We Lost Our Human, Oni: Thunder God’s Tale and Super Giant Robot Brothers. 

Roku is adding the talent of Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse and Chris Kimball to its service. The streamer will add new series and bring in library content from the three food and lifestyle personalities. Joining The Roku Channel will be Martha Cooks, Martha Holidays, Martha Gardens, Emeril Cooks, Emeril Tailgates, Milk Street’s Cooking School, and Milk Street’s My Family Recipe. Library content will include Martha Bakes Seasons 1-11, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School Seasons 1-5, Martha Stewart Living Seasons 1-11, Essence of Emeril Seasons 1-11, Emeril Live Seasons 1-19, and Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Seasons 1-5.

Cristela Alonzo is back for a second comedy special on Netflix titled Middle Classy on June 28. In the follow up to her 2016 comedy special, Lower Classy, Cristela is living the American Dream. She hilariously shares the joys of aging in her forties, her first ever experience with a gyno, and the importance of family. 

HBO has renewed Game Theory with Bomani Jones for a second season. The late night sports series features sketches, monologues and satirical takes on sports and culture. 

Netflix has ordered dark comedy series No Good Deed. The series comes from Liz Feldman, the creator of Dead to Me which will air its third and final season later this fall. The new series follows three very different families vying to buy the very same 1920s Spanish style villa that they think will solve all their problems. But as the sellers have already discovered, sometimes the home of your dreams can be a total nightmare. 

Alycia Debnam-Carey has been cast in hulu’s upcoming series Saint X. She replaces Victoria Pedretti who exited the role in the psychological drama. 

Viola Davis is in discussions to reprise her role as Amanda Waller from the Suicide Squad films for an HBO Max series. It would act as a spinoff of the series Peacemaker which featured a cameo from Davis. 

Production on Peacock’s Field of Dreams series will begin this summer. The limited series will reimagine the film of the same name. While production will take place in Iowa, they will not be filming on the grounds of the field seen in the film and used by the MLB. 

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen will be revisiting some of the most dramatic interviews from the past decade in a two-part “Best of One-on-Ones” special. The first part will premiere May 4 followed by the second on May 5 on Bravo. 

Allison Janney has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s comedy series Mrs. Apple Pie. She joins Kristen Wiig and Laura Dern in the ten episode series based on the book by Juliet McDaniel. 

A Jackass series is in development at Paramount+. The word comes from CEO Bob Bakish after the recent success of the film Jackass Forever. The series originated on MTV. 

CBS is set to finish the 2021-2022 TV season as America’s most watched network for a fourteenth straight year. This also marks the nineteenth year in the last twenty years with this title. CBS boasts the top broadcast series/drama, NCIS, top comedy, Young Sheldon, top primetime news program, 60 Minutes, top new drama NCIS: Hawai’i and top new comedy, Ghosts. 

Comedic docuseries The G Word with Adam Conover premieres on Netflix May 19. The six episode series pulls back the curtain on the surprising ways the US government impacts our everyday lives, from the mundane to the life changing. With his signature blend of irreverence and insight, Conover explores the government’s triumphs, failures, and what we might be able to do to change it. Topics featured include food, weather, money, future, disease and change. 

Teri Hatcher and James Denton are set to guest star in the upcoming third episode of Fox’s Fantasy Island. The two starred together on Desperate Housewives. In the second season episode, empty nesters Dolly and Dutch seek clarity on how to spend their next chapter. The new season premieres May 31.

Season two of Greatness Code premieres on Apple TV+ May 13. The sports docuseries highlights what truly drives the world’s greatest athletes to succeed. This season, Lindsey Vonn, Marcus Rashford, Russell Wilson, Leticia Bufoni, Scout Bassett, and Bubba Wallace pull back the curtain on a pivotal career moment when they touched greatness, tTold through a stylized hybrid of live action and visual effects. 

Late night talk series PAUSE with Sam Jay will return May 20 on HBO. The eight episode season features Sam Jay with her personal take on a variety of topics in a half-hour late-night talk series where conversations are further expanded with additional interviews, sketches, and animation. 

Accused: Guilty or Innocent? returns for season three on A&E May 26. The series follows the dramatic inside stories – as they unfold – of people facing trial for serious crimes they are alleged to have committed. Each claims to be not guilty or that their actions were justifiable. The acclaimed true crime series offers an extraordinary and compelling account of what happens when someone is formally charged with a crime and sent to trial – all solely from the perspective of the accused, their legal team and family members. 

The Life and Movies of Ersan Kuneri will premiere on Netflix May 13. Reexamining his own legacy, a renowned figure in erotic cinema decides to branch out and make movies in other genres, from sci-fi to medieval action.

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

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