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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Upload’ Renewed, NBC Orders ‘Lopez vs. Lopez’, ‘Virgin River’ Premiere Date, Ken Jeong Joins ‘The Afterparty’, ‘Physical’ Trailer, ‘South Park The Streaming Wars’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Prime Video has ordered a third season of comedy series Upload. The series set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers, and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife. The series stars Robbie Amell and Andy Allo.

NBC has ordered multicamera comedy series Lopez vs. Lopez to series. The series stars George Lopez, Mayan Lopez, Selenis Leyva, Brice Gonzalez, and Matt Shively with Laci Mosley and Kiran Deol recurring. The series is a working-class family comedy about dysfunction, reconnection and all the pain and joy in between. It joins new series Quantum Leap and Night Court for next season. 

Season four of Virgin River will premiere on Netflix July 20. Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what, and who, she finds.

Ken Jeong has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s The Afterparty. Jeong joins Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao who returned from the first season along with new cast members Elizabeth Perkins, Zach Woods, Paul Walter Hauser, Poppy Liu, Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall and Vivian Wu. 

Season two of Physical premieres on Apple TV+ June 3. In the ten episode second season, our hero Sheila Rubin has successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles in her path. She is torn between loyalty to her husband (Scovel) and the values he represents, and a dangerous attraction to someone else. And since she’s no longer the only game in town, she finds herself having to outrun some fierce new competitors on the road to building a full-fledged fitness empire. 

The next South Park special comes to Paramount+ June 1. South Park The Streaming Wars sees Cartman lock horns with his mom in a battle of wills, while an epic conflict unfolds and threatens South Park’s very existence.

Josh Kelly has been cast in ABC’s General Hospital. No word yet on who Kelly will be playing in the series. He will make his premiere at the end of the month. 

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have ordered Home Sweet Rome to series. The coming of age series centers on 13-year-old Lucy who moves from California to start a new life in Rome with her dad and stepmom, Francesca – who happens to be an Italian pop star! With new friends, amazing food, haute fashion, and a best friend who is thousands of miles away, Lucy discovers what the meaning of “When in Rome” is all about as her adventures abroad get underway. 

The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich premieres June 13 on HGTV. Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich will combine their love of renovation and design to surprise remarkable people with beautiful home transformations. 

Peacock has ordered Untitled Jason Woliner Project to series. In the style of Woliner’s work on Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the series is a groundbreaking project that mixes fact and fiction to tell a bizarre and incredible tale. It’s a project that director Jason Woliner has been shooting for over a decade and a story that continues to pile on jaw-dropping new twists.

Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi will recur in Prime Video’s The Boys spinoff series. The series follows a group of students attending a college for superheroes. 

Garrett Hedlund has joined the cast of Paramount+’s drama series Tulsa King. He joins Sylverster Stallone, Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, Jay Will, and A.C. Peterson in the series from Taylor Sheridan. 

CNN’s docuseries Watergate: Blueprint For A Scandal will premiere June 5. Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Elizabeth Holtzman, Richard Ben-Veniste and Alexander Butterfield were interviewed for the four episode series. 

HBO Max has acquired Kids & Family live action series Hank Zipzer, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, and The Next Step. All three seasons of Hank Zipzer will premiere May 13. My Babysitter’s a Vampire will premiere in October. Season 5-7 of The Next Step will premiere this summer with season 8 premiering in 2023. 

Two new Let’s Make a Deal Primetime specials are set to air on CBS June 1 and June 8. The first will feature new and legacy contestants competing for amazing prizes, as well as hilarious bloopers and classic clips from the iconic game show throughout its history. The second features a costume extravaganza and over $500,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. 

HBO Max and Cartoon Network have ordered two specials based on the Mattel American Girl Franchise. American Girl: Corinne Tan is inspired by the doll brand’s 2022 Girl of the Year and the first of Chinese descent. It will air in December 2022. The second special will air in 2023. 

Darren Criss and Julianne Hough will host The Tony Awards: Act One, an hour of exclusive content live on Paramount+, June 12. 

Season 35 of POV premieres on PBS July 11. The anthology series will premiere fourteen features with themes that include environmental justice, systemic inequity, global perspectives on motherhood, and caregiving during multiple crises.

BBC Three’s Bad Education is returning for a one off episode in honor of the series ten year anniversary. The series starred Jack Whitehall as a teacher and ran for three seasons and a movie. A spinoff series will also premiere on BBC Three featuring two former students who end up teaching. 

Season two of AMC+’s Gangs of London will premiere in 2022. Set one year after the tumultuous events of series one, the second season charts London’s map and soul being redrawn. Since the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire, order is lacking and the energy and chaos of a gold rush threatens the city with gangland anarchy. As The Investors step in, a new gang leader is tasked with restoring the status quo.

Netflix’s anime series Vampire in the Garden premieres May 16. One cold winter, humanity lost its battle with the vampires, and with it, most of where they called home. A small population of survivors created a wall of light in a small town to protect them and give them a place to live in peace. The protagonist, Momo, lives a repressed life but still wishes to coexist with the enemy, the vampires.

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

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