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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer, ‘Uncoupled’ Premiere Date, Spice Girls Join ‘The Circle’, ‘Rutherford Falls’ Premiere Date, ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Renewed, ‘Saved by the Bell’ Canceled, ‘Julia’ Renewed, and More!

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To celebrate Star Wars Day, Disney+ released a new trailer for the upcoming new series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series will premiere May 27 with the first two episodes. The remaining episodes will premiere weekly on Wednesdays. The limited series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat – the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. 

New comedy series Uncoupled from Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman premieres on Netflix July 29. Michael thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares – losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City. The eight episode series stars Neil Patrick Harris. 

Emma Bunton and Mel B of the Spice Girls step into The Circle for the spiciest season yet! More catfishing, more money, more drama, and surprises await as the two icons attempt to catfish a new set of players with the hopes of raising their total cash prize! Season four premieres May 11 and will run through May 25. 

Season two of Peacock’s Rutherford Falls premieres June 16 with all eight episodes. In the new season, life-long best buds Nathan Rutherford and Reagan Wells help each other tackle work, romance, and major changes to their small town and the Native American reservation it borders, initiated by Tribal Casino C.E.O. Terry Thomas. The series stars Ed Helms, Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh, Dustin Milligan, Dallas Goldtooth, and Kaniehtiio Horn. 

Netflix has renewed Sweet Magnolias for a third season. The series follows lifelong best friends Maddie, Dana Sue, and Helen as they juggle relationships, family, and careers in the charming small town of Serenity, SC. The series is based on the book series by Sherryl Woods and stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley. 

Peacock has canceled Saved by the Bell after two seasons. The series was a followup to the original Saved by the Bell series and featured many cast members from the original. It also focused on a new class of students at Bayside High School. 

HBO Max has renewed Julia for a second season. The first season finale airs May 5. The series is inspired by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, The French Chef, which pioneered the modern cooking show. Through Julia’s life and her singular joie de vivre, the series explores a pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural evolution. At its heart, the series is a portrait of a loving marriage with a shifting power dynamic. 

Freeform has set summer premiere dates for its scripted series. The third and final season of Motherland: Fort Salem will premiere June 21. The second half of Good Trouble’s fourth season will premiere July 7. New series Everything’s Trash will debut July 13. Season five of grown-ish will premiere July 20. Marcus Scribner joins grown-ish reprising his role from black-ish. Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson and Diggy Simmons are the only returning cast members in the new season which saw most of the cast graduate at the end of season four.

The CW will air another The Waltons holiday special this year. The Waltons’ Thanksgiving will premiere later this year. The holiday spirit is in the air on Walton Mountain in 1934 as the Walton family eagerly prepares for the annual Harvest Festival Fair in town. Carnival rides, talent shows and pie contests come around every year, but at this year’s Harvest Festival Fair, a young boy arrives that will dramatically change the Waltons’ lives in ways that they could have never imagined. The network aired The Waltons’ Homecoming late last year. 

Peacock’s new sketch comedy special Would It Kill You to Laugh? premieres June 24. The special stars Kate Berlant and John Early as sitcom stars from the world-renowned television program “He’s Gay, She’s Half-Jewish.” Despite their undeniable chemistry and monumental success, Kate and John’s relationship suffers a very public falling out and eventual legal battle. But where are they now? 

Prime Video has set summer premieres for three reality series. The One That Got Away will premiere June 24 with all ten episodes. Forever Summer: Hamptons will premiere in July with all eight episodes. Cosmic Love will premiere in August with all ten episodes. 

Ariana DeBose will host The 75th Annual Tony Awards on CBS. The awards show will air June 12 live coast to coast. Nominations for the 2022 Tony Awards will be announced by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry on May 9. 

Netflix’s new docuseries The Future Of… premieres June 21 with six episodes followed by the second six episodes June 28. What if we could look into the future to see how every aspect of our daily lives – from raising pets and house plants to what we eat and how we date – will be impacted by technology? We can, and should, expect more from the future than the dystopia promised in current science fiction. The Future Of… will reveal surprising and personal predictions about the rest of our lives – and the lives of generations to come. 

TNT and TBS will not be airing the SAG Awards going forward. No network has been named as the new home for the awards show as of yet. 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been cast in Apple TV+’s limited series The Last Thing He Told Me. Jennifer Garner also stars in the series based on the book by Laura Dave. 

A new season of 90 Day Fiance: Love in Paradise premieres on discovery+ June 10. The second season will follow three new and two returning couples with so much at stake, they risk more than just a broken heart by putting their relationships with family and friends on the line. This season includes not only brand new sultry locations but also two LGBTQ+ couples– a first for the 90 Day franchise. Tensions rise and secrets unfold as these couples attempt to join their vastly different lifestyles together and they realize that their compatibility during a short-lived vacation romance may not be suitable for a lasting connection. 

TNT has acquired rights to the first three seasons of Lucifer. The series made its debut May 4 at 3. Three episodes will air every Wednesday. The first three seasons of the series aired on Fox before getting canceled, then revived at Netflix for three more seasons. The series joins Cold Case which TNT also acquired and will premiere May 16. 

ESPN and ESPN+ will each carry an international games during the 2022 NFL season, with the first-ever exclusive NFL game on ESPN+ and the return of Monday Night Football to Mexico City. ESPN+ will feature the Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars from Wembley Stadium in London, England, at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 30 (Week 8) and Monday Night Football will see the San Francisco 49ers play the Arizona Cardinals from Estadio Azteca Stadium at 8 p.m. on November 21 (Week 11). Both games will also be available on local broadcast stations in the markets of the participating teams, with Monday Night Football also airing on ESPN Deportes. 

Borgen – Power and Glory premieres on Netflix June 2. The series deals with some of the biggest political issues of our time; the relevance of the Danish Realm in the modern world, the superpowers’ battle for control of the Arctic – and not least, the climate crisis. The main story focuses on the struggle for power and what power does to people – both professionally and on a personal level. The struggle for power – or the struggle to retain power – challenges and changes the characters and Birgitte Nyborg, Katrine Fønsmark and the other central characters are forced to recognise that their desire for ‘control’ is in danger of corrupting them and denying them their humanity and sense of integrity. 

Season five of The Chi will premiere on Showtime June 26. New episodes will premiere earlier on streaming starting June 24. The ten episode season is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum U.S. will premiere May 18. The series follows autistic people as they navigate the world of dating and relationships. Following the success of the multi award winning Australian series, this US based series tells the stories of a unique and diverse cast of characters searching for something we all hope to find, love.

The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip returns for a new season starting June 23 with three episodes. The series takes viewers on a trip down memory lane as the ladies indulge in the lush countryside of the Berkshires with top-notch luxury, hilarious escapades, and non-stop drama. Housewives include Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin of The Real Housewives of New York City, Phaedra Parks and Eva Marcille of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge of The Real Housewives of Orange County and Brandi Glanville and Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Season two of Love & Anarchy will premiere on Netflix June 16. Sofie, Max and the team at Lund & Lagerstedt are finally back! Get ready for more drama, more anarchy and a whole lot of love.

Docuseries Never Seen Again will premiere on Paramount+ May 10. The first episode will be available for free Saturday, May 7 through Monday, May 10 on the CBS News app. Each episode focuses on a single case that starts with a gut punch, as a loved one recounts the last time they saw their son, daughter, brother, sister, boyfriend or girlfriend before they vanished into thin air. These are real mysteries about real people who have disappeared from families and relationships, abandoning lives, leaving only theories in their wake: Where did they go? Why? Did they run away, or were they the victims of foul play? Those left behind, heartbroken and shellshocked, struggle to solve the puzzle. Viewers are encouraged to join the search, to help the families find closure by contacting police departments and Crime Stoppers.

In honor of Star Wars day, Disney+ highlighted some upcoming series and specials beginning with Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett which premieres May 4. Docuseries Light & Magic premieres July 27. The six episode series sees filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan tak  viewers on an adventure behind the curtains of Industrial Light & Magic, the special visual effects, animation and virtual production division of Lucasfilm. Learn what inspired some of the most legendary filmmakers in Hollywood history, and follow their stories from their earliest personal films to bringing George Lucas’ vision to life. 

Season two of Action Pack will premiere on Netflix June 6. Get ready for new missions with more friends, more powers ups, and a brand-new MegaPlane! Superheroes Treena, Watts, Wren, and Clay are perfecting their powers at the Action Academy and battling baddies to keep Hope Springs safe and sound!

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

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