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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Evil’ Renewed, ‘grown-ish’ Trailer, ‘Reservation Dogs’ Trailer, ‘Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Premiere Date, ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ Trailer, New Projects From The Duffer Brothers, and More!

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Paramount+ has renewed Evil for a fourth season. The series is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. Season three began moments after the end of season two: when a newly ordained David and Kristen kiss. The two not only have to navigate this fraught new reality, but contend with David’s involvement with “the entity,” an espionage unit within the Catholic church. Meanwhile, Ben finds his brain breaking from their unsolved cases and turns to his sister for help. The first four episodes of season three are currently streaming. New episodes of the ten episode season drop weekly on Sundays.

Season five of grown-ish premieres on Freeform July 20. The new season will see black-ish star Marcus Scribner join his on screen sister. The series saw the departure of most of the main cast as they all graduated at the end of season four. The new season will introduce a new class of students at Cal U.

FX’s Reservation Dogs returns for season two August 3. The half hour comedy follows the exploits of Elora Danan, Bear Smallhill, Willie Jack, and Cheese, four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma. After the death of the fifth member of the Reservation Dogs, the crew took to stealing, scheming and saving in order to vicariously fulfill his dream of reaching the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. But after a promising start to their criminal endeavors, including the legendary heist of a Flaming Flamers chips truck, swiping some old lady’s weed edibles and some low-grade grand theft auto, the plan went bust.

Season two of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal premieres on adult swim July 21. The series follows the tale of Spear, a caveman at the dawn of evolution, as he forms an unlikely friendship with Fang, a nearly extinct dinosaur. In the second season, Spear and Fang journey to a new world to rescue Mira from her captors, only to find a place filled with savage brutality. Filled with suspense, heartbreak, excitement, love and fear, all with almost no dialogue, the series is a painting come to life, relying solely on music and graphic imagery to tell the story of two unlikely allies as they navigate through a treacherous world. After bonding over unfortunate tragedies, they seem to become each other’s only hope of survival. 

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin premieres on HBO Max July 28. Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a disparate group of teen girls – a brand-new set of Little Liars – find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe – in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.

The Duffer Brothers and Netflix have announced an expanded slate including new Stranger Things projects from their new production company, Upside Down Pictures. Coming to the streamer is a  live-action Stranger Things spin-off series. Additionally, a new stage play set within the world and mythology of Stranger Things. They also are planning an all new live-action television adaptation of the renowned Japanese manga and anime series Death Note. Also an original series from creators Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews and a series adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman. 

Prime Video has canceled sci-fi series Night Sky after one season. The series starred Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons. It followed Irene and Franklin York, a retired couple, who have a secret: a Chamber buried in their backyard that miraculously leads to a strange, deserted planet. When an enigmatic young man arrives, the Yorks’ quiet existence is upended and the mysterious Chamber they thought they knew so well turns out to be much more than they could have ever imagined.

Bravo is not moving forward with new seasons of Million Dollar Listing New York. The series ran for nine seasons and was a spinoff of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles which will be continuing. 

NBC is planning a three series Law & Order crossover event. The crossover will include Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime. This will be the first time all three series have crossed over together. The crossover is being eyed for the season premieres of each show, but logistics may push it later into the season. Law & Order: SVU has previously crossed over with Law & Order: Organized Crime, as well as a crossover with Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire. 

Prime Video has released a Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer for Prime members only. The one minute preview will be available for members for 48 hours. 

Disney+’s upcoming ten episode National Treasure series has been given a name. National Treasure: Edge of History will explores the timely issues of identity, community, historical authorship and patriotism, told from the point of view of Jess Morales, a twenty-year-old DREAMer who, with her diverse group of friends, sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover her mysterious family history and recover lost treasure. 

Patricia Allison will not be returning for season four of Netflix’s Sex Education. Allison has portrayed Ola since the first season. There is no date for the upcoming fourth season set. 

BET+ has renewed The Ms. Pat Show for a third season. The renewal comes ahead of the second season premiere. The entire second season will premiere on the streamer August 11.

Acorn TV has renewed Dalgliesh for two seasons. The second season will consist of six episodes and adapt three P.D. James novels, with each book getting two episodes. The second season will premiere in 2023. 

Ovation TV has secured the rights for Nordic noir spy thriller Red Election.The ten episode series reflects the reality of living in a globalized world that is socially connected. Against a backdrop of simmering international tensions, the newly elected British Prime Minister announces a referendum to decide the future of Scotland in the United Kingdom. But behind the scenes, a shady foreign power seeks to influence the election, unleash its agents of chaos, and upset the world order. The series premieres August 6 with the finale set for October 8.  

ESPN will nationally televise the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft on July 17. Karl Ravech will host the event with lead analyst and MLB Draft expert Kiley McDaniel. In addition, baseball analysts Eduardo Perez, Jessica Mendoza, Kyle Peterson, Chris Burke and senior MLB insider Jeff Passan will contribute to coverage from site. 

Spinoff series Naked and Afraid XL: Frozen premieres July 31 on Discovery. In the frigid Rocky Mountains, sub-freezing temperatures, hypothermia and frostbite are only a few of the immediate dangers at hand as 12 of Naked and Afraid’s most popular and experienced All-Stars take on 14 punishing days and nights in the frozen ice-covered wilderness. These top survivalists have taken on the bug-infested Amazon, the scorching heat of Africa and the venomous snakes of southeast Asia. To take their next step toward becoming legends in the franchise, they must beat the harshest conditions they’ve faced yet. Will they reach the next level and survive this winter gauntlet or will they be iced out of the challenge? 

HBO’s The Rehearsal premieres July 15. The six episode comedy series stars Nathan Fielder. The series explores the lengths one man will go to reduce the uncertainties of everyday life. With a construction crew, a legion of actors, and seemingly unlimited resources, Fielder allows ordinary people to prepare for life’s biggest moments by “rehearsing” them in carefully crafted simulations of his own design. When a single misstep could shatter your entire world, why leave life to chance?

E!’s Celebrity Beef premieres August 2. Hosted by Joel McHale, the comedic competition series will follow two celebrity contestants each week as they go head-to-head-in a cook-off and squash their beef with knives in hand, spices on the rack and ready to prepare the best dish this side of the Hollywood Hills. As the celebrities attempt to settle the score in the kitchen, things get spicy as they reveal the inside scoop of their rivalry. As host, Joel acts as prosecutor, judge and jury, creating twists and turns with various challenges throughout the showdown. The winner of each challenge will have an advantage over their competitor, such as being treated to exclusive ingredients, while the loser receives a cruel punishment, like swapping out their knives for gardening tools. At the end of each episode, the contestants present their final meal to Joel for the ultimate taste test, as he crowns one person the winner and helps the duos squash their beef once and for all. The victor will also receive a trophy and is awarded $10,000 for their charity of choice. 

Three Homicide Hunter specials are coming to ID. Starring Lt. Joe Kenda, the special reveal chilling new details of career-defining cases. With his gruff voice and no-nonsense demeanor, Kenda leads viewers through labyrinthine cases that have plagued him for years, with the first two-hour special focused on the investigation of a female soldier whose killer was a shadow in the night for decades. Homicide Hunter: Never Give Up premieres August 17. Details on the remaining two specials will be released at a later date. 

Part two of Disney+’s Summer Time Rendering will release at a later date. The series is yet to receive a premiere date outside of Disney+ mainly in Asia. Upon hearing of Ushio’s death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend’s family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface something strange is brewing on the island.

Alex Holder’s documentary series Unprecedented premieres on discovery+ July 10. The three episode docuseries features exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage of the Trump family on the 2020 campaign trail, leading up to inauguration day. The series features unfiltered sit-down interviews with President Trump and his family, including his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, as well as insights from the journalists who covered the events as they unfolded. 

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

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