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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Joe Pera Talks With You’ Canceled, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio to Appear in ‘Echo’, ‘Sprung’ Trailer, ‘Hamster & Gretel’ Premiere Date, ‘Tiger & Bunny’ Trailer, New Week of ‘Craig of the Creek’ Episodes, and More!

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Adult Swim has canceled Joe Pera Talks With You after three seasons.The offbeat series was one of the few remaining live action series on the network. While exploring a wide-range of subject matter with viewers such as lighthouses, grocery stores, self-healing materials, how to pack a lunch, and Milwaukee men’s fashion, a choir teacher in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula uses his summer break to attempt something big – growing an arch of beans.

Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio are both confirmed to be reprising their roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Disney+’s upcoming new series Echo. The two portrayed the characters in Netflix’s Daredevil, which now streams on Disney+, and separately reprised them recently in Spiderman: No Way Home and Hawkeye. Echo stars Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, reprising her role from Hawkeye.

Freevee’s new comedy series Sprung premieres August 19. The nine episode series focuses on an unlikely group of formerly incarcerated people who band together to use their criminal expertise for good. The series comes from Greg Garcia and sees Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton reunite together on screen.

Disney Channel’s new animated series Hamster & Gretel premieres August 12. The series introduces Kevin and his younger sister, Gretel, who are about to be bestowed superpowers by space aliens. But something goes awry, and it’s Gretel and her pet hamster (named Hamster) who suddenly have new abilities. Now, protective older brother Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and her pet, Hamster, to protect their city from mysterious dangers. Joining as recurring characters are Priah Ferguson, Liza Koshy, Alyson Stoner, Brock Powell and Akintoye.

The second part of the second season of Tiger & Bunny will premiere on Netflix in October. In a vibrant metropolis protected by a band of superheroes called NEXT, veteran Wild Tiger is forced to team up with rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr. Mismatched hero duo Wild Tiger and Barnaby lead the way in keeping the peace and getting sponsors as heroes from around the world enter the fray.

Craig of the Creek returns with new special episodes with inclusive themes all week starting July 11. In another first for representation for the acclaimed series, Deaf character Jackie returns in this episode, this time with a closer look at his family. In one episode, the kids meet up at Jackie’s before heading out to a hidden waterfall deep in the creek. This special episode features Jackie and his dad signing in Black American Sign Language (BASL), one of ASL’s dialects, and primarily only used within the Black Deaf community. BASL has different linguistic variations from ASL, such as signing space, number of hands used, facial expressions, and different lexicons. The kids also use ASL with Jackie throughout the episode. Southern California Black Deaf Advocates consulted on the episode. Plus, be sure to tune-in for additional premieres every night as Craig and friends create the ultimate board game; an unlikely friendship is developed, and a few lessons learned, when Craig has Jason the Forest Scout over to his house; Craig finds himself competing in a staring contest; and master sleuth, JP, is on the case as alter-ego/superhero Silver Fist, to find out who’s been stealing the Creek kids’ most prized possessions, while the Secret Keeper finds the courage to reveal their true feelings for a friend. Each episode throughout the week will be available on HBO Max the next day. 

The final episodes of AMC’s Better Call Saul return July 11. The role of Jeff has been recast with Pat Healy. Don Harvey originally played the role of the Taxi driver who recognized Saul for who he truly is in the flashforward.

Yvonne Chapman is set to return as Zhilan in season three of The CW’s Kung Fu. The recent finale saw the adversary sacrifice herself to stop Russell Tan. JB Tadena who recurred in the second season has been promoted to series regular. Tadena plays Sebastian, the love interest of Jon Prasida’s Ryan. 

Barry Keoghan and Brian Gleeson have joined the cast of Netflix’s Top Boy. They will appear in the third and final six episode season playing new characters Jonny and Tadgh. 

The second season of Bounce’s Johnson premieres with back to back episodes July 10. The Johnson men are back together… well, almost. A couple of months have passed since the fellas had the fallout at the art gallery. This season you will see more dating adventures of four best friends and the challenges they face while confronting and finding humor in the most current controversial social issues from the Black man’s perspective, ranging from love and marriage to business, politics, and religion. Ahead of its season two premiere, Bounce will air a binge-viewing marathon of the first season of the dramedy. 

HGTV has ordered a new season of Holmes Family Rescue. The twelve episode new season will premiere in 2023. The series stars contractor Mike Holmes and his son and daughter, home renovation experts Michael Holmes, Jr. and Sherry Holmes. The series follows Mike, Michael and Sherry as they exemplify the Holmes’ family mission to “make it right” by helping clients fix shoddy construction work with experience and empathy. 

Noah Jupe, Mike Epps, Byron Bowers Josiah Cross and Pruitt Taylor Vince have joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Lady in the Lake. The limited series Natalie Portman and Moses Ingram who replaced Lupita Nyong’o.

Oxygen’s Living with a Serial Killer returns July 9. The series examines the turmoil and devastation that follows after discovering the person you share your life or home with is a vicious murderer. Those closest to the killers – sisters, daughters, sons, ex-girlfriends and best friends – share how unbeknownst to them, their loved ones were hiding horrendously evil secrets and carrying out incomprehensible crimes. 

TLC’s sMothered returns August 8. This season welcomes back four fan-favorite mother-daughter duos and introduces three new pairings. From bathwater to bedrooms to boyfriends, these twosomes have shared everything and with beautiful babies being welcomed into the mix, a new legacy ensues – grand-smothering! 

All six episodes of docuseries Light & Magic premiere on Disney+ July 27.  The immersive series chronicles the untold history of world-renowned Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the special visual effects, animation and virtual production division of Lucasfilm. Granted unparalleled access, Lawrence Kasdan takes viewers on an adventure behind the curtain of Industrial Light & Magic. Learn about the pioneers of modern filmmaking as we go on a journey to bring George Lucas’ vision to life. These filmmakers would then go on to inspire the entire industry of visual effects. 

Ready to Love returns for season six on OWN July 29. This season shows a wide range of hopeful singles from every walk of the Black diaspora. Host Tommy Miles heads to Miami, “The Magic City,” with 20 sexy singles to kick off the season with a pool mixer, where the veteran host advises the newcomers to seek “love over lust.” But it wouldn’t be Ready To Love without curveballs, drama, and love triangles. In the end, only the strongest couples will remain to decide whether they are genuinely Ready to Love. 

Hulu’s Rehearsals premieres July 8 with all episodes. Minutes after a nasty argument causes them to split up, Tomer and Iris are finally offered the opportunity to stage a play about their relationship. Now stuck together, the show must go on amid broken hearts and bruised egos. This eight-time award winning Israeli rom-com is equal parts funny, relatable, and heartwarming.

Netflix’s Uncle from Another World premieres July 20. Hit by a truck when he was 17 years old, Takafumi’s uncle suddenly awakens from a coma that lasted 17 years. When Takafumi visits him in the hospital, he sees his uncle muttering nonsense, declaring that he has returned from another world named “GRAN-BAHAMAL.” Takafumi is lost for words, but his uncle proves his claims of being in another dimension by using some magic. Deciding to use his uncle’s powers to earn a living, and with no other relatives to call upon, Takafumi takes him in and they begin to share an apartment together. 

Hulu’s docuseries Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons premieres July 14. Investigated with journalistic rigor by director Matt Tyrnauer, the docuseries tells the searing and provocative story of the Victoria’s Secret brand and its longtime CEO, the larger-than-life, enigmatic billionaire Les Wexner. The underworld of fashion, the billionaire class, and Jeffrey Epstein are all revealed to be inextricably intertwined with the fall of this legendary brand. 

Six episode docuseries The Last Movie Stars premieres on HBO Max July 21. The series chronicles Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s iconic careers and decades-long partnership. Director Ethan Hawke brings life and color to this definitive history of their dedication to their art, philanthropy and each other. Through long lost transcriptions of interviews with Paul, Joanne and those close to them, brought to life by the voices of contemporary actors, we’re given an intimate front row seat to the lives and careers of the couple that would go on to forge an unmatched cultural legacy.

Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure premieres on Netflix August 25. This series depicts an active day for Rilakkuma and friends in great detail as they visit a theme park that is about to close down and encounter an incident that arises there and the various people involved. Not only do familiar characters from Rilakkuma and Kaoru appear, but so do many new characters with unique personalities! You won’t be able to look away from the thrilling and heart-pounding developments! 

Big Tree City premieres on Netflix August 1. When the phone rings at Big Tree City Rescue, Major Prickles and his can-do crew answer the call! There’s tech whiz Tricks, firefighter Flame, engineer Pecky, medical pro Kit, detective Stripes and plumbing ace Splash. Together, they’re ready for anything! 

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

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