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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Kevin Can F**K Himself’ Trailer, ‘The Idol’ Teaser, ‘RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race’ Trailer, ‘Central Park’ Premiere Date, ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ Getting Rebooted, and More!

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Kevin Can F**K Himself returns for season two with one episode August 22 on AMC with a 2 episode premiere on AMC+. Subsequent episodes of the final season will be released one week ahead of AMC. Allison and Patty must deal with Neil’s discovery of their dark secret, pushing Allison to find a better way out of her marriage to Kevin. Allison alters her original escape plan from Kevin. Patty once again agrees to help, but this time, on her own terms. 

The Idol is coming soon to HBO. Set against the backdrop of the music industry, the series centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol. The series stars The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp

Season two of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race will premiere on VH1 August 12. The revamped series, filmed in front of a live studio audience, sees nine celebrities from all walks of life agree to leave their famous identities behind as they fully embrace the miracle of drag. It will be kept secret who each contestant is until they are asked to sashay away, allowing viewers to focus on their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. Each week, the celebrities will undergo complete drag transformations and compete in the ultimate lip sync showdown based on a new category until one of them is crowned “America’s Next Celeb Drag Superstar” and awarded $100,000 for their favorite charity. The contestants will be mentored by “Queen Supremes” Brooke Lynn Heights, Jujubee, and Monét X Change. Additional “Drag Race” legends set to make special appearances this season include Eureka, Gottmik, Katya, Morgan McMichaels, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, and Violet Chachki. RuPaul returns as host alongside resident judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews.

Season three of Apple TV+’s Central Park premieres September 9 with three episodes. Episodes will premiere weekly through November 18. As Bitsy continues her relentless pursuit to buy the park, Owen embarks on a new promotional campaign to make more people fall in love with it, and Paige finds herself busier than ever when she lands her first book deal. The thirteen episode season will also see Kristen Bell return in the new role of Abby, Paige’s little sister. The season will feature over 40 new original songs plus see guest stars including Sam Richardson, Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz, Zoë Chao, Ron Funches, Jack McBrayer, Amber Ruffin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Craig Robinson, Tim Meadows, David Alan Grier and more.

Animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends are getting rebooted. The series will be overseen by Craig McCracken. The Powerpuff Girls reboot of the 1998 series revisits and expands upon the world of the original series as Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup face off against a gallery of villains comprised of familiar foes and new threats. Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will return as an original preschool animated series welcoming a new cast of preschool-aged imaginary friends. But don’t let their young age fool you, this new lot is just as silly and playful as the original bunch.

Prime Video is revamping its interface with a brand new design and navigation features. Freevee will be integrated into the new layout along with focuses on original series and live sports. The change comes ahead of big moves for the streamer when it adds Thursday Night Football and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power to its offerings. The rollout will begin this week on connected TV devices including Fire TV, Roku devices, Apple TV 4K boxes and the Android app. The website and the iOS app will roll out later. 

Crunchyroll is reducing monthly prices in nearly 100 countries and territories. In the United Kingdom, Mega Fan will change from 7.99 to 5.99 GBP. In India, Mega Fan will change from 9.99 USD to 99 Indian Rupees. In Brazil, Mega Fan will change from 32.00 to 19.99 Brazilian Real. In the United Arab Emirates, Mega Fan will change from 9.99 USD to 19 United Arab Emirates Dirham. The price in the US will remain the same. 

With the January 6 House select committee’s public hearing airing Thursday in primetime, the networks have announced their plans for their lineups. Thursday’s Big Brother will now air a pretaped eviction episode on Sunday making it a two episode night on July 24. At 9 on July 22 will be a special presentation of the second season premiere of the Paramount+ series Blood & Treasure at 9. The season premiere of Secret Celebrity Renovation will be pushed a week and now premiere July 29 at 8. ABC will preempt the new episodes of Press Your Luck and Generation Gap. NBC previously had repeats scheduled so they will just be preempted. Fox will air its regularly scheduled lineup with affiliates able to preempt for the hearing coverage should they wish. 

J. Anthony Pena has been promoted to series regular on ABC’s Big Sky. The third season also added new recurring roles. Recurring will be  Luke Mitchell, Seth Gabel, Henry Ian Cusick, Anirudh Pisharody, and Madalyn Horcher. The season premieres September 21. 

Edwin Hodge has joined the cast of CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted. Hodge’s character will fill the void left when Miguel Gomez exited the series at the end of last season. The series has seen a slew of cast changes in the three seasons so far with Dylan McDermott joining the series as the lead mid season three. 

Takumi Kitamura will star in Netflix’s series Yu Yu Hakusho. Also starring in the series are Jun Shison and Kanata Hongo. The series is based on the manga and anime of the same name which sees a teen dies and becomes an ‘underworld detective’ to investigate cases involving demons.

Desus & Mero will not be returning for a fifth season on Showtime. It is being reported that the two have had a falling out. When the series returned for its fourth season, the number of episodes was cut down. The two will now be pursuing separate creative endeavors.

Christina Hendricks will star In Apple TV+’s drama series The Buccaneers. She joins previously cast Kristine Froseth, Alisha Boe, Josie Totah, Aubri Ibrag, Imogen Waterhouse and Mia Threapleton. The series is based on the unfinished final novel by Edith Wharton.

Netflix’s limited series Echoes will premiere August 19. Identical twins Leni and Gina have secretly swapped lives since they were children. But their world is thrown into disarray when one sister goes missing. The series stars Michelle Monaghan and Matt Bomer. 

Caught In The Act: Unfaithful has been renewed for a second season of twenty episodes. The renewal comes ahead of the six episode series premiere set for July 18. The VH1 series is hosted by Tami Roman. 

The XBox video game Grounded is set to be adapted as a TV show. In the game, the world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?

The 2022 ESPYS, hosted by Stephen Curry will air July 20 on ABC. John Boyega, Alison Brie, Ciara, Jon Hamm, Dwayne Johnson, Lil Wayne, Travis Kelce, Simu Liu, Aubrey Plaza, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson are among this year’s presenters and attendees.

Prime Video is reviving one of Japan’s biggest global hits, Takeshi’s Castle. The series which aired in the 1980s saw 100 contestants attempt to bring down Takeshi’s impenetrable Castle and took on numerous games set in a vast outdoor field. Audiences followed the contestants as they took on challenging games that required physical strength – such as crossing a stepping-stone pond made of springboards, navigating a maze full of enemies, and surviving a suspension bridge while getting attacked with balls – and attempted to capture the impregnable Takeshi Castle for a prize of 1 million yen. The show’s unique and entertaining format – and related merchandise – made it a major social phenomenon, and a huge hit amongst children, who would imitate the challenges. 

Docuseries I Just Killed My Dad premires on Netflix August 9. The three episode series tells the unbelievable, never-been-told-before true story of the Templet family. Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did it is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family. It explores the psyche of Anthony leading up to the events of June 3, 2019 and the journey of his mental and emotional aftermath. 

HGTV will launch original digital series Freestyled on July 24. Adar Kirkham, who has performed alongside Rihanna, Elton John and countless other superstars, will channel her innate passion for the creative arts to bring inspiration and personality into her clients’ homes. The series will follow Adar as she makes imaginative room transformations with only $1500 in hand and 24 hours to pull it off. Whether it’s a tranquil main bedroom retreat or a backyard barbecue oasis, Adar will use her supreme DIY skills to introduce energy, functionality and colorful style into these homeowners’ lackluster spaces. 

The 92nd MLB All-Star Game airs July 19 on Fox from Dodger Stadium. The American League looks to keep its eight-game winning streak alive versus the National League. Joe Davis joins John Smoltz in the booth for the network’s 23rd Midsummer Classic. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci round out the broadcast crew, providing exclusive inside information and in-game reports. 

Jon Gries is confirmed to be returning for the upcoming second season of The White Lotus. Gries appeared in the first season of the HBO series who became involved with Jennifer Coolidge’s character. Her character has already been confirmed to be returning.

Another Self premieres on Netflix July 28. Three friends arrive in a seaside town, where they connect with their spiritual selves and suddenly face unresolved trauma from their families’ pasts. 

Black Ink Crew Chicago returns August 9 on VH1. This season follows the crew as they usher in a new era of the Chicago franchise and are learning how to navigate their altered landscape, in hopes of reaching increased heights of success. With an expanded crew back in the home of 9MAG, the team is positioned and ready for the next level and will either adapt or falter under the pressure. 

Season two of Masaba Masaba premieres on Netflix July 29. She is hustling for both – work and love. Running a kingdom is not easy but King Masaba is up for the challenge!

The mysterious new kids and family series Surfside Girls premieres on Apple TV+ August 19. Based on the bestselling IDW graphic novel series of the same name by Kim Dwinell, the live-action series follows best friends Sam and Jade as they solve supernatural mysteries in their sleepy California beach town. These best friends must combine their polar opposite strengths of imagination and logic in order to solve the supernatural mysteries that hide just beneath the surface of their town. 

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

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