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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Resident Evil’ Teaser, ‘The Orville: New Horizons’ Trailer, ‘First Kill’ Trailer, ‘Boo, Bitch’ Premiere Date, Hallmark Orders ‘The Way Home’, ‘Bridgerton’ Recasts Francesca, and More!

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Netflix’s Resident Evil series premieres July 14. The eight episode series takes place in the year 2036. 14 years after Joy caused so much pain, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and mind-shattering creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the sinister Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.

The Orville: New Horizons premieres on Hulu June 2. Set 400 years in the future, “The Orville: New Horizons” 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. 

Vampire hunter series First Kill premieres on Netflix June 10. When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for… 

Netflix’s Boo, Bitch premieres July 8. Over the course of one night, a high school senior, who’s lived her life safely under the radar, seizes the opportunity to change her narrative and start living an epic life, only to find out the next morning… she’s a motherf*%king ghost. The eight episode series stars Lana Condor. 

Hallmark Channel has ordered new drama series The Way Home. The series follows the lives of three generations of women within the Landry family that spans the years through a time travel twist. When the three generations come together under one roof for the first time in more than two decades, a surprising discovery unexpectedly sets the trio on a path toward healing and helps them find their way back to each other.

Hannah Dodd has been recast as Francesca on Netflix’s Bridgerton. She takes over the role from Ruby Stokes who was cast in Netflix’s upcoming new series Lockwood & Co. The Bridgerton daughter appeared only a handful of time sin the series first two seasons. 

Bravo has announced new series and premiere dates. The Real Housewives of Dubai premieres June 1. Below Deck Adventure premieres in the fall. Love Without Borders premieres in the fall. Real Girlfriends in Paris premieres in the fall. Southern Charm: Leva Land premieres this fall. XSCAPE/SWV premieres this winter. Life Is a Ballroom premieres in 2023. The network also announced returning series including Top Chef, Project Runway, Married to Medicine, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Summer House, Winter House, Family Karma, Below Deck, Below Deck Mediterranean, Vanderpump Rules,and The Real Housewives of Orange County, New Jersey, New York City, Potomac and Salt Lake City.

Comedy Central has renewed Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens for a third season. The series stars Awkwafia and is a fictional take on her life in Queens growing up. 

Netflix has announced a new comedy special starring the late Norm Macdonald. Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special will premiere May 30. The final, posthumous stand-up special was self-taped in the comedian’s home. Macdonald kept his illness a secret for many years. In the summer of 2020, venues were shut down due to the pandemic, but Norm wanted to record the comedy special that he had worked so hard to prepare. He performed it alone in his living room. Being Norm, he did it in one take. Following the special is a bonus featurette with Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon, who discuss their friend Norm, a fearless comedian and joyful human being.

New culinary competition series Beachside Brawl will premiere on Food Network June 19. Hosted by Antonia Lofaso, East Coast chef Tiffani Faison and West Coast chef Brooke Williamson lead teams of four cooks in this beachside showdown. Both captains will mentor and cook alongside their teams throughout the competition with one goal – prove that their coast does it best. One team member will be crowned Best of the Beach and win a dream beach getaway worth up to $25,000. 

Disney+’s Family Reboot premieres June 15. From executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, the series will help six different families strengthen their bonds with one another. The six episode series follows real families as they take a one-of-a-kind journey to reconnect. As each family deals with jam-packed calendars, it gives them a chance to spend uninterrupted time together as they work with their guide to renew their relationships. 

A new season of Bargain Block premieres on HGTV and discovery+ June 8. Ten new episodes will follow home renovation experts and partners Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas on their journey to restore Detroit’s iconic American neighborhoods one house at a time. 

Period piece Hotel Portofino will premiere on PBS June 19. The six episode series starring Natascha McElhone follows an elite yet dysfunctional British family who open a hotel for upper-class travelers on the magical Italian Riviera during the Roaring ’20s. Set in the breathtakingly beautiful resort town of Portofino, this new period drama is about personal awakening at a time of global upheaval in the traumatic aftermath of World War I and the liberating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate and cuisine on elite British travelers. 

Discovery+ has ordered We Bought A Funeral Home. The six episode series documents the quirky journey of Heather and Arryn Blumberg and their two kids who will trade in their big city life to buy, renovate, and redecorate a 12,000-square-foot 1800’s Victorian funeral home in the small town of Dresden, Ontario. It will premiere in October. 

AMC is developing a series based on the Alan Wake video game series. The first game premieres in 2010 and followed Alan Wake as he investigated the disappearance of his wife. 

Netflix has renewed Somebody Feed Phil for a sixth season. The five episode fifth season premieres May 25 and will see Phil travel to Oaxaca, Portland, Maine, Helsinki, Portland, Oregon and Madrid. 

Archie Panjabi has been cast in Apple TV+’s thriller series Hijack. She joins Idris Elba in the plane hijacking series. 

Peacock is developing a series based on the premise of the film Reality Bites. The series would follow a group of friends after college attempting to become adults in the world. 

Disney’s Onyx Collective orders limited docuseries Gigante. The series tells the story of how immigrants from different Latin American countries created a tenuous alliance that would come to harness the social capital, economic prowess and political influence that forever changed the United States. 

The Late Late Show with James Corden is returning to Corden’s native England to broadcast four special episodes from Freemasons’ Hall in Central London June 27 through June 30. The news comes on the heels of Corden’s recent announcement that he will host just one more year of his popular late night series, promising his audience that he will make the most of his final run on the show. 

Red Nose Day returns to NBC May 26. The network will re-air Celebrity Escape Room starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Adam Scott. 

Discovery+ has ordered The Culpos following the lives of Olivia, Sophia and Aurora Culpo. The series follows the sisters who have graced magazine covers, newspaper pages and are all over social media, as they navigate their lives, loves and businesses together in Los Angeles. It will premiere later this year.

Top Gear America returns for a new season July 1 on Motortrend+. Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon are back after a first season full of mayhem, supercharged adventures, friendly competition and exhilaration driving the world’s top supercars and awful clunkers. 

My Little Pony: Make Your Mark premieres on Netflix May 26. It will follow the MANE 5 on a journey of self-discovery told through action-packed, hilarious, and heartfelt stories.

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

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