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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘A League of Their Own’ Premiere Date, ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ Trailer, ‘Top Gear’ Trailer, ‘Harley Quinn’ Premiere Window, ‘Tokyo Vice’ Renewed, Carol Burnett Joins ‘Mrs. American Pie’, and More!

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Prime Video’s A League of Their Own will premiere August 12. The series evokes the joyful spirit of Penny Marshall’s beloved classic film, while widening the lens to tell the story of an entire generation of women who dreamed of playing professional baseball. The show takes a deeper look at race and sexuality, following the journey of a whole new ensemble of characters as they carve their own paths towards the field, both in the league and outside of it. 

The third and final season of Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem premieres June 21. Abigail, Tally, Raelle and Scylla are fugitives on the run. Now without a military nor a home, they seek protection alongside the Dodger community in the Cession – but laying low and staying out of trouble has never been their strong suit. With witch hunters working against them from inside the White House, our heroes must call upon ancient forces in the final battle for their right to exist.

Top Gear returns to BBC America July 14. Hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness are back for their sixth season at the wheel, all three now with their racing licenses. This five-part season sees the trio head to America on a motorsport mission to the home of grassroots racing: Florida. It also features a TV cop car tribute, which includes the hosts coming up with suggestions for some new cop cars that drama producers might like to consider. Furthermore, the hosts are going head-to-head in a heavy-duty challenge as they train to become truck drivers. Plus, reviews of the Maserati MC20, Rivian R1T and much more. 

Animated series Harley Quinn returns for its third season on HBO Max. While no official date has been announced at the moment, the series was given a window when it will premiere. The show will be back sometime this summer.

HBO Max has renewed drama series Tokyo Vice for a second season. Loosely inspired by American journalist Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction, first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, the crime drama series, filmed on location in Tokyo, captures Adelstein’s daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo in the late 90s, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem. 

Carol Burnett has been cast in Apple TV+’s comedy series Mrs. American Pie. Burnett joins Kristen Wiig, Ricky Martin, Josh Lucas, Allison Janney, and Leslie Bibb. The series follows Maxine Simmons’ attempt to secure her seat at America’s most exclusive table: Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, the series asks the same questions that still baffle us today: “Who gets a seat at the table?” “How do you get a seat at the table?” “What will you sacrifice to get there?” Set during the powderkeg era of the early 1970’s, Mrs. American Pie is a testament to every outsider fighting for their chance at superficial greatness.

Sam Waterston will be back for season twenty two of NBC’s Law & Order. Waterston returned with the series when it was revived last season along with Anthony Anderson. Anderson will not be returning for the new season. 

Chloë Sevigny has joined the cast of Peacock’s Poker Face. She joins Natasha Lyonne, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie Hsu, Benjamin Bratt and David Castañeda in the series from Rian Johnson. 

Spectrum has canceled drama series Long Slow Exhale after one season. The series will be airing on BET in a second window later this year, which leaves the possibility that the network renews it on its own. 

Allison Williams has joined the cast of Showtime’s limited series Fellow Travelers. Williams joins Matt Bomer in the eight episode series. 

Marque Richardson has been cast in Unprisoned. The Onyx Collective comedy series also stars Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo. It will stream on hulu. 

ABC’s Soul of a Nation is back with a new episode June 9 celebrating Pride Month, documenting the LGBTQ+ experience and examining what it means to be seen in the current moment as a member of the community. The special, hosted by actress and model Cara Delevingne with a special show open composed and performed by artist Alok, explores the meaning of Pride and celebrates and honors the past while looking ahead to the future.

The biggest stars from stage and screen are set to take the stage on June 12, with a four-hour live event from the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards: Act One, hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough, kicks off the evening live on Paramount+ from 7:00-8:00 PM, ET/4:00-5:00 PM, PT, followed by The 75th Annual Tony Awards airing live coast-to-coast 8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:00 PM, LIVE PT on CBS, and available to stream on Paramount+. The talented lineup of stars includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Skylar Astin, Zach Braff, Danielle Brooks, Danny Burstein, Len Cariou, RuPaul Charles, Jessica Chastain, Lilli Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Wilson Cruz, Colman Domingo, Anthony Edwards, Cynthia Erivo, Raúl Esparza, Laurence Fishburne, Andrew Garfield, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tony Goldwyn, David Alan Grier, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Hudson, Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson, Samuel L Jackson, Nathan Lane, Telly Leung, Judith Light, Josh Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Patina Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Paulson, Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Pope, Billy Porter, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Chita Rivera, Tony Shalhoub, Phillipa Soo, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Aaron Tveit, Adrienne Warren, Patrick Wilson and Bowen Yang. 

The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival will air on The CW as a two-day special this October. Performers include Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Halsey, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Megan Thee Stallion, Morgan Wallen, Nicki Minaj, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Sam Smith, The Black Keys, Maggie Rogers, 5 Seconds of Summer, Big Time Rush, Girl in Red, Lauv, Chlöe, Willow, Chase Rice, Latto, Carly Pearce, Ryan Hurd, GAYLE and Lauren Spencer-Smith, with more to be announced. It will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and take place on September 23 and 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

Fuse’s unscripted series Made from Scratch returns for a fourth season July 28. Eva Longoria, Noah Cyrus, Javon Walton, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and more invite viewers to experience an intimate preparation of a home-cooked meal with family and friends  Episodes go beyond the recipe as guests cook their favorite dishes and reveal how food and family have helped shape their identity and inspired their artistic achievements. The network also renewed the series for a fifth season. 

iCRIME with Elizabeth Vargas will premiere in syndication this September in over 95% of the country. Hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, the 30-minute fast-paced reality series will take a modern look at crime, through the lens(es) of the public’s smartphones. The show will feature compelling clips of actual crimes captured on smartphone video by witnesses, as well as interviews between Vargas and victims, bystanders, law enforcement and the amateur photographers themselves – as a panel of crime experts weigh in. The show will air Monday-Friday across the nation. 

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

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