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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Trailer, ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Trailer, ’61st Street’ Teaser, ‘The Bear’ Trailer, ‘Big Brother’ and ‘The Challenge: USA’ Premiere Dates, ‘Tales of the Jedi’ and ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Release Windows, and More!

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch will be returning to Disney+ for season two in fall 2022. Season two will consist of 16 episodes. Months have passed since the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places. 

Prime Video’s The Summer I Turned Pretty will premiere June 17. The series is a multigenerational drama that hinges on a love triangle between one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children, and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer. The series is based on the book by Jenny Han. 

Following the first season finale of 61st Street, AMC has offered a first look at the upcoming second season. 61st Street courses through the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as police and prosecutors investigate a deadly drug bust that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence. Season two will premiere in 2023.

FX’s The Bear premieres on hulu June 23. The Bear follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide. All episodes will drop on premiere day.

CBS has set July 6 as the premiere dates for summer series Big Brother and new series The Challenge: USA. Both will premiere with supersized 90 minute episodes. Following their premieres, The Challenge: USA will air at 9 on Wednesdays and Big Brother will air at 8. Big Brother will also air Sundays at 8 and Thursdays at 9 with live evictions. The Challenge: USA will feature cast members from CBS series including Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race and Love Island as opposed to the MTV cast in the original The Challenge series. 

A new anthology Star Wars series will be coming to Disney+. Tales of the Jedi is an anthology of animated shorts. Each story will feature a Jedi from the prequel era. It will premiere in Fall 2022. 

Disney+ has officially announced a second season of Star Wars: Visions will be coming to the streamer. Volume two of the animated anthology series will premiere in Spring 2023. 

Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been cast in Disney+’s upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka. She will portray Sabine Wren who appeared in the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Also joining the live action series from Star Wars Rebels is the droid Chopper. 

The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco says it’s unlikely there will be a third season of the HBO Max series. She said there is interest in a third season, but for her it’s likely not happening. HBO Max hasn’t made an official announcement about the future of the series as of now. 

Brett Gelman is set to star in the upcoming Showtime series ENTITLED. Gelman will play an American widower who must get to know his British wife’s estranged family In their crumbling gothic mansion in the English countryside, they compete for his affections – and his newly inherited fortune. It will premiere in 2023. 

John DiMaggio, the actor who voices Bender on Futurama revealed that he did not receive a pay increase following his hold out from signing on to the hulu revival series. Di Maggio was the last to sign on to the animated series, but ultimately resigned in order to be a part of the series. He also revealed the plan was for guest actors to voice him in each episode. 

Leslie Mann and Tim Robbins have exited Prime Video’s drama series The Power. The ten episode series has run into multiple covid delays resulting in multiple cast departures. The roles will be recast and footage refilmed. 

Disney+ has set September 8 as the next Disney+ Day. The event will lead into Disney’s D23 2022 Expo which is set to begin September 9. The event teases upcoming Disney+ series, announcements and first looks. 

Season 15 of Married at First Sight will premiere on Lifetime July 6. The season will kick off with a three hour premiere. The show heads to the sunny West Coast for the first time ever. Singles from San Diego, California will meet their matches in a season destined to be entertaining, surprising and full of romance. 

Showtime’s Three Women will premiere this fall. The series is an intimate, haunting portrayal of American female desire. Three women are on a crash course to radically overturn their lives. It stars Betty Gilpin, DeWanda Wise and Shailene Woodley.

USA Network’s Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane will premiere June 23. The half-hour unscripted series will follow the over-the-top NASCAR lifestyle of Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon, along with wife Whitney, adorable son Ace, and best friends Paul and Mariel Swan. Featuring high-stakes races, hilarious adventures and heartwarming moments at home, Austin leans on his loved ones both on and off the track as he trains and competes in the NASCAR season. 

EPIX’s docuseries Women Who Rock premieres July 10. The docuseries pays homage to female pioneers in music who have stormed the stage, wielded their instruments, amplified their voices, and sung the soundtrack of our lives. In their own words, generations of iconic female artists discuss truth, defiance, artistic expression, hard-won success, and most importantly, the insights and tales behind their timeless music. The docuseries features original interviews with Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E., Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Kate Pierson, Tina Weymouth, St. Vincent, Jody Watley, and Nona Hendryx.

Showtime’s American Gigolo is a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film. The series follows Julian Kaye after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle, his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him. While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way. 

Nickelodeon Slime Cup will premiere June 25. The hour-long special will feature four teams as they compete on a “Nick-ified” golf course to reach an unpredictable final round taking place inside the iconic Rose Bowl stadium. It will feature four teams of three that consist of a professional golfer, a celebrity and a Nickelodeon star. Terry Crews, Nikki Bella, Saquon Barkley and more will compete. 

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

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