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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Harley Quinn’ Trailer, ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Officially Announced, ‘Making the Cut’ Premiere Date, ‘The Real Love Boat’ Hosts Announced, NBC Orders ‘Surviving Earth’, ‘Q-Force’ Canceled, and More!

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Season three of Harley Quinn will premiere on HBO Max July 28 with three episodes. The mayhem and madness continue in season three of this biting and uproarious adult animated comedy series. Wrapping up their “Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour,” Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy return to Gotham as the new power couple of DC villainy. Along with their ragtag crew – King Shark, Clayface, Frank the Plant – “Harlivy” strives to become the best version of themselves while also working towards Ivy’s long desired plan of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise. 

HBO has officially ordered True Detective: Night Country.  Kali Reis will star opposite Jodie Foster. The new season will be filmed in Iceland. When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice. 

Season three of Making the Cut premieres on Prime Video August 19. The fashion-competition series brings together a talented group of 10 designers from around the globe as they take their emerging brands to the next level and compete for the ultimate prize of $1 million and a mentorship with Amazon Fashion. Hosts and executive producers Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn and judges Nicole Richie and Jeremy Scott are joined throughout the new season by an all-star roster of guest judges: pop superstars Chloe x Halle, A-List stylist Jason Bolden, and fashion TikToker and model Wisdom Kaye. 

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell have been announced as hosts of CBS’s upcoming new series The Real Love Boat. The husband-and-wife team will take the helm guiding viewers through the dating adventure series inspired by The Love Boat, the hit scripted series in the ’70s that used Princess Cruises ships as its setting. The series brings singles together to sail the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise ship while looking for love. Destination dates, challenges and surprise singles will test the couples’ compatibility and chemistry. Like the beloved original scripted series, the indispensable crew members, including captain and cruise director, will play pivotal roles in the matchmaking and navigation of the romantic (and sometimes turbulent) waters ahead. The series premieres October 5. 

NBC has ordered Surviving Earth to series. The eight episode event series will take an incredible journey into prehistory to learn the lessons from past mass extinctions. Adopting cutting-edge digital technology, each episode transports the viewer back to meet the bizarre and amazing creatures and breathtaking landscapes of a vibrant lost world. Audiences will witness how life finds a way to survive on a planet where meteors fall, super volcanoes erupt, seas boil and the land moves. 

Netflix has canceled animated series Q-Force after one season. The series followed a gay superspy and his scrappy LGBTQ squad as they fight to prove themselves to the agency that underestimated them. Star and writer Matt Rogers confirmed the cancellation. 

Ahead of the eight season finale of The Flash, star Candice Patton has signed a deal to return. The CW series was widely expected to end with the current season, and no official word has been made about whether the ninth season will be the final. 

Freevee is developing a Who’s the Boss? sequel series. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano will reunite for the series which has been in the works for two years. The new series will take place thirty years later and will focus on Tony Micelli’s relationship with his daughter Samantha, now a single mother. It will be executive produced by Norman Lear.  

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular returns for a dazzling night of fireworks, star-studded musical performances and appearances by special guests July 4. Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer will return as hosts. Chart-toppers 5 Seconds of Summer, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce, and Pitbull with Filmore will light up the stage in advance of Macy’s iconic fireworks display on the canvas of New York City’s summer skyline. Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, Kaila Mullady, Dizzy Senze and Anthony Veneziale from the cast of Freestyle Love Supreme will unite for a special performance. Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” cast members Jacqueline B. Arnold, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Tasia Jungbauer and Jeigh Madjus will also take the stage. In addition, celebrity chef and barbecue expert Chef David Rose will join the evening. An annual New York City tradition since 1976, this year’s revelry will launch more than 48,000 shells and effects from five barges positioned between 23rd Street and 42nd Street on the East River with prime viewing from three boroughs in New York City. 

Melissa Benoist has been cast in HBO Max’s The Girls on the Bus. She will play a journalist covering a presidential campaign on the trail. 

Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia is getting reimagined and expanded upon as a TV series. The project will be titled Faraway Downs and consist of six episodes. It will use footage from the film, expanded story and a new ending. It will air as a limited series on hulu. The filmed starred Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. 

Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, and Aaron Moten have been cast in Prime Video’s upcoming Fallout series. The three join fellow series regulars Ella Purnell and Walton Goggins. The series is based on the video game series Fallout. 

NCIS: Hawai’i has begun production on its second season. The CBS series kicked off production on the sound stages in Oahu with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host Hawaiian culture, which was held in line with the series’ overall filming COVID-19 safety protocols. Series stars Vanessa Lachey, Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Jason Antoon, Yasmine Al-Bustami and Tori Anderson participated alongside the NCIS: HAWAI’I producers and crew. Kahu (officiant) Kordell Kekoa officiated the ceremony, which included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant) and Pule Ho’oku’u (closing prayer). In honor of the show’s second season, the ceremony centered around “hana hou,” which translates to “work new” and “do it again!” The new season premieres September 19. 

Season two of Inside Out premieres on HGTV August 1. Southern California home renovators Carmine Sabatella and Mike Pyle work with clients who want a stunning home transformation inside and out – and they’ll make sure they get both. In the eight episode season, Carmine, a real estate agent and interior designer, and Mike, a landscape designer, will pitch their design plans to clients. The catch is that the budgets are set, so the guys must be persuasive to score a larger chunk of the renovation dollars. More money for Carmine will mean he can max out the home’s interior with dream amenities, while extra cash for Mike will give the property wow-factor curb appeal and major outdoor living perks. Regardless of who gets the bigger bucks, Carmine and Mike will join forces to balance their clients’ priorities and deliver cohesive, gorgeous spaces from the inside out. 

Showtime has announced docuseries Confirmed. The four episode series traces the modern history of the Supreme Court, and the people, decisions and confirmation battles that have shaped the United States. The series reveals how much of the country’s story is wrapped up in the Supreme Court’s deliberations and considers what this means for America’s future. 

Cathy Bui, Kim Lynn Do and Jazelle Villanueva have been cast in Freeforms drama pilot AZNBBGRL. The potential coming of age series is set in Southern California’s Little Saigon community.

Charissa Thompson will host its NFL pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage on Prime Video. Thompson will anchor Prime Video’s wraparound coverage alongside Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, live and on-site at each Thursday Night Football matchup throughout the season. In addition to her Thursday Night Football role with Prime Video, Thompson will retain her Fox NFL Kickoff hosting duties each Sunday, where she previously worked alongside Gonzalez for three seasons. 

The Roku Channel Comes is teaming up with NBCUniversal Local to bring local news programming to streamers. Local news channels from NBC stations in major markets around the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington DC, Hartford (CT), and South Florida can be streamed on The Roku Channel. Additional NBCUniversal Local channels will be added to The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide in the coming months.

Season two of The Smurfs will premiere on Nickelodeon July 18. Season two introduces two new characters: Wild Smurf, a mischievous character with a strong connection to animal life, whose temper and strange ways will shake up the Smurfs’ daily routine; and Leaf, the fairy destined to replace Mother Nature who doesn’t have full command of her powers just yet. The Smurfs will travel through time, swap bodies with each other, and get into magic duels. Constantly pursued by the determined Gargamel and Azrael, and also by ogres Bigmouth and Egghead, the Smurfs and their friends will continue to enchant in new episodes filled with exciting and hilarious adventures.

Peacock has ordered animated kids series L’il Stompers. The series features a cuddly bunch of stuffed dinosaurs seeking adventure and knowledge of the amazing world around them. Our adorable friends support one another as they take on hard topics in a soft world. The series will join the CGI reboot of Caillou in its expanding original kids slate. 

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, announced today the upcoming broadcast schedule for live coverage of Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Las Vegas Auction from the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 30-July 2. As the exclusive broadcast partner for Barrett-Jackson, A+E Networks will air 21 hours of Barrett-Jackson LIVE across FYI and The HISTORY Channel. 

All or Nothing: Arsenal premieres on Prime Video August 4. The eight-part docuseries will launch each week through August 18 and tell the inside-story of Arsenal’s rollercoaster 2021/22 season. The series will take viewers behind the curtain during a crucial season at one of the world’s biggest football clubs, as Arsenal focus their efforts on challenging for domestic success and returning to elite European competition. As well as capturing the highs and lows of life at the Emirates Stadium and the Arsenal Training Centre, the All or Nothing cameras will follow Arsenal’s squad away from the pitch to examine the daily challenges faced by elite athletes throughout a demanding calendar of high-pressure competition. 

Season two of Classroom of the Elite premieres on Crunchyroll July 4. The new season will see the students of Class-D head into the Cruise Ship Special Test. 

Queer Eye Brazil prmeieres on Netflix August 24. Fred Nicácio (well-being), Guto Requena (design), Rica Benozzati (style), Luca Scarpelli (culture) and Yohan Nicolas (beauty) will forever transform aspects of the lives of some men. 

Phrogging: Hider in My House premieres on Lifetime July 18. This stranger-than-fiction true crime thriller explores the phenomenon of phrogging – people secretly living inside someone else’s home. From the man in the attic to the creeper in the crawl space, each episode features two first-hand accounts of survivors sharing the most skin crawling, twisted, and truly terrifying stories imaginable. 

Docuseries Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi premieres on Netflix July 20. One city, one cold-blooded murderer and multiple horrifying crimes. Brace yourself for the most bone-chilling, blood curdling true crime story you’ll ever see. Because this time, evil is closer than you thought it would be.

Animated preschool series Duck & Goose premieres on Apple TV+ July 8. Inspired by the New York Times bestselling books by Tad Hills, Duck & Goose celebrates the unique camaraderie of Duck and Goose, two best feathered friends that don’t always see beak to beak. That is until they discover that embracing and appreciating each other’s differences can help them think up entirely new ideas to help solve everyday challenges, both big and small. 

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

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