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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Renewed, The CW Sets Summer Premieres, ‘Is It Cake?’ Renewed, ‘Conjuring Kesha’ Premiere Date, ‘Animal Kingdom’ Trailer, ‘Summer Camp Island’ Teaser, and More!

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HBO has renewed A Black Lady Sketch Show for season four. The narrative sketch comedy series features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.The series stars Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, Ashley Nicole Black and Skye Townsend. The first three seasons are streaming on HBO Max. 

The CW has made some changes to its summer lineup and announced new premiere dates. Reality competition series Killer Camp will return August 5 at 8. Australian comedy-drama series Bump will premiere August 11 at 8 with back to back episodes. Historical drama series Leonardo will premiere August 16 at 8. Season two of Devils will now premiere August 16 at 9. 

Netflix has renewed baking competition series Is It Cake? for a second season. The series follows talented bakers as they compete to create hyper-realistic cakes that look exactly like everyday objects, in the hopes of fooling a panel of judges, with cash on the line. Mikey Day will return as host with an all new line up of contestants and guest judges.

Conjuring Kesha premieres on discovery+ July 8. In the six episode series, Kesha explores the nation’s biggest mysteries, haunted locations and supernatural phenomena with exciting celebrity guests and experts in the unexplained. Celebrities joining Kesha include Whitney Cummings, Jojo Fletcher, Betty Who, Big Freedia, and more! 

The sixth and final season of Animal Kingdom premieres on TNT June 19 with back to back episodes. The Cody boys discover that they can’t outrun their past. With their empire expanding, a cold case investigation sets off a series of events that puts the entire family in jeopardy.

Time makes friendship finite. The final season of Summer Camp Island premieres on HBO Max June 9.

AMC+’s suspense thriller Moonhaven premieres July 7. The series is set in a utopian colony on the moon that may hold the keys to preserving life on Earth, which has become increasingly perilous. It centers on Bella Sway, a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler 100 years in the future who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on Moonhaven, a utopian community set on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the Moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in Paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven’s miracles and teams with a local detective to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope before they are destroyed themselves.

Anime series ONI: Thunder God’s Tale is coming soon to Netflix. In a world filled with the oddball gods and monsters of Japanese mythology, one of the creature’s free-spirited daughters, Onari, is determined to follow in the footsteps of the mighty heroes of lore, but her unique powers are yet to be revealed. Does she have what it takes to fight to protect her peaceful village from the encroaching threat of the gods’ mysterious enemies, the “Oni”? 

MTV’s docuseries The Challenge: Untold History will unpacks more than two decades of its blockbuster franchise The Challenge. The docuseries will feature 30+ legendary competitors and a slew of famous fans including Kim Kardashian, Vernon Davis, Lindsey Jacobellis and more. The six episode series will premiere later this summer.

Peacock has rounded out the cast of comedy series Twisted Metal. Joe Seanoa, also known as Samoa Joe, will bring the physical portrayal of iconic main character “Sweet Tooth” to life, which will be voiced by Will Arnett. Richard Cabral, Mike Mitchell, Tahj Vaughans, and Lou Beatty Jr. round out the remaining recurring guest star cast, joining previously announced Neve Campbell. The series stars Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, and Thomas Haden Church.

Apple TV+’s psychological thriller Surface starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw premieres July 29. The eight episode series follows a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss, believed to be a result of a suicide attempt. As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived. Through twists and turns and an unexpected love triangle, this sexy, elevated thriller asks: What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets? Surface is a story of self- discovery which contemplates if we are pre-programmed to become who we are, or if we choose our own identity. 

Prime Video’s The Outlaws will return for season two August 5. The comedy thriller follows a disparate group of lawbreakers thrown together to complete a community service sentence. Seven strangers from different walks of life are forced to work together to renovate a derelict community center. When one of their number gets dragged into a dangerous world of organized crime, they unite in ways none of them thought possible. Picking up a few months after the climax of Season One, in Season Two, the Outlaws still have time to serve on their sentences, but quickly realize the criminal underworld isn’t done with them yet – not by a long shot. This ragtag group of misfits’ shared past comes back to haunt them, in the shape of a terrifying London drug lord out for blood – The Dean. 

Netflix has announced a new Swedish drama series titled Barracuda Queens. The series is a girl gang heist series in an upper-class setting inspired by true events. It follows a group of young women who commit burglaries in an attempt to liberate themselves from the expectations on women – long before feminism became a household idea. The show draws a raw image of a world where some get away with crime, and others do not. It will premiere in 2023. 

HGTV has ordered a new home renovation series titled Rico to the Rescue. The eight episode series stars Rico León as he steps in to help Denver homeowners salvage renovations that have gone off the rails. Driven by his parents’ past experience with a crooked contractor, Rico is an advocate for desperate families who need an empathetic expert to fix their stressful situations. In each episode, he and his skilled team will tour the house to assess the projects, work to resolve issues with the builder, and create a renovation and design plan to turn the construction nightmare into a beautiful home. It will premiere in early 2023. 

Netflix announced a new Swedish suspense drama series Deliver Me. It will be based on Malin Persson Giolito’s best-selling novel by the same name. When children commit horrible crimes, who bears responsibility? And what does it do to us all when we allow ourselves to view children as monsters? At the center of this gut-wrenching story are the lost children: those we fail to catch before they fall between the cracks – whether due to negligence, poverty, or social alienation. The single mothers, the grocer in the town square, the local cop – no one is left untouched in a society where the escalating violence is taking over struggling fringe communities. It will premiere in 2024. 

Lifetime’s newest relationship series Five Guys a Week will premiere July 13. Centering on a new leading woman each episode, the show follows her as she dates 5 men – at the same time – over the course of a week. The twist? They all move into her home. With the men comes dating chaos: crowded bathrooms, sleeping on the floor, cooking and sharing meals together – and of course cocktail hour – as each guy vies for attention in the hope of being The One! 

Hip Hop My House premieres on Paramount+ June 21. The series hosted by Cam’ron who will bring his iconic style to this high-octane hip-hop makeover series with the help of interior designer Zeez Louize. Together they spin one lucky superfan’s crib into a larger-than-life tribute to rap icons, past and present. Featured artists include 24KGoldn, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Erica Banks, Migos, Tyga, Polo G, Rae Sremmurd and Nelly. 

The History Channel has ordered More Power starring Tim Allen and Richard Karn. The ten episode series also stars YouTube star April Wilkerson. From Tim’s home shop, the trio tackles the supercharged history of tools, celebrating the coolest, most powerful, and iconic examples of tools, while showcasing their evolution of power from handheld and basic to the industrial and mighty — testing the limits in a way that only Tim can. They’ll also head out into the field to play with some of the biggest machines that power and serve our everyday lives and meet the men and woman who operate them.

Irma Vep premieres on HBO June 6. Alicia Vikander stars in the limited series based on the 1996 cult classic of the same name.

The full library of over 200 remastered Beavis and Butt-Head episodes is heading to Paramount+. Additionally, the new movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe will premiere on the streamer June 23. A new Beavis and Butt-Head seies will also premiere on the streamer later this year.

Season two of Sharkdog is coming soon to Netflix. Sharkdog’s no longer a secret, but that doesn’t keep Max and the rest of the Sharkpack away from more hijinks with tons of heart – and lots of clean up!        

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

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