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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Paper Girls’ Trailer, ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN’ Trailer, ‘Rap Shit’ Trailer, ‘Record of Ragnarok II’ Teaser, Live ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Celebration, ‘Big Brother’ Houseguests Announced, and More!

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All eight episodes of Paper Girls will premiere on Prime Video July 29. In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls – Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ – are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves. While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travelers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power. In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves. 

Episodes 13-24 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN are set to premiere September 1 on Netflix. Jolyne Cujoh is framed for a crime and incarcerated in the maximum-security Green Dolphin Street Prison, also known as “The Aquarium.” Intent on getting her out, Jolyne’s father, Jotaro Kujo, comes to visit… but that is exactly what the mysterious Stand and mastermind Pale Snake planned for all along. Pale Snake wants what is within Jotaro’s memory: “a pathway to Heaven,” which was sought by DIO, who Jotaro defeated long ago. 

Rap Shit, executive produced by Issa Rae, premieres on HBO Max July 21. The series follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group. Join Shawna and Mia as they try to make it in the rap scene all while staying true to themselves.

Anime Record of Ragnarok II will premiere on Netflix in 2023. The 13 one-on-one battles between representatives of gods and humans across the entire world for the survival of humanity begin once more! Blood flows and fists fly in these intense battles of strong convictions! 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, ABC is set to air Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration. The two hour animated and live action blended special will pay tribute to the original Disney Animation’s Beauty and the Beast and its legacy by showcasing the fan-favorite movie, along with new memorable musical performances, taking viewers on a magical adventure through the eyes of Belle. It will feature live never-before-seen musical performances and features brand-new sets and breathtaking costumes inspired by the classic story. The talented cast, whose performances will be seamlessly woven through the original feature film, will be announced at a later date. The special event will air live December 15. 

Big Brother announced the sixteen new houseguests set to move Into the “BB Motel” live during the 24th season premiere event. The live 90 minute season premiere will air on CBS July 6. This season’s cast includes an attorney, a Vegas performer, a hypnotherapist, a private chef, a chemical processing engineer, an interior designer and a personal stylist, among others. With never-before-seen challenges, these 16 Houseguests competing for the $750,000 grand prize are in for the summer of their lives at “BB Fest.” Also, a new twist will send the Houseguests scrambling, and, beginning on premiere night, the opportunity for America to vote will impact the game. Three episodes will air weekly on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Freeform’s grown-ish has promoted Daniella Perkins to series regular for the upcoming fifth season. Perkins recurred in the fourth season. The new upcoming season will see the addition of Andre Johnson Jr., the younger brother of Zoey Johnson who graduated in the fourth season. Also joining as recurring are Matthew Sato, Tara Raani, Justine Skye, Amelie Zilber, Ceyair Wright, and Slick Woods. Most of the previous series regular cast will not return as they graduated. Season five premieres July 20.

Showtime’s Your Honor is likely ending with its upcoming second season. The series was initially billed as a limited series, but the network renewed it after ratings did well. Star Bryan Cranston was the one to make the announcement about the second season being the final season. 

Janai Norman has been added as a new co-anchor of ABC’s Saturday and Sundays editions of Good Morning America. Norman joins Whit Johnson and Eva Pilgrim.

Ashley Thomas has been cast in hulu’s Black Cake drama pilot. He joins Mia Isaac and Adrienne Warren in the murder mystery family drama.

Four episode series The Fatal Flaw: A Special Edition of 20/20 is set to premiere on ABC July 7. Firsthand accounts from authorities and journalists illuminate the disturbing events as they describe the twists and turns of the investigation and the breakthrough moments that led investigators and police to the killer’s doorstep, featuring commentary from ABC News legal analyst and 20/20 correspondent Ryan Smith, ABC News contributor Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News legal contributor and former prosecutor Matt Murphy. The episodes reveal the mistakes that stopped each killer from getting away. The series uses miniature dollhouses of crime scenes to take viewers through chilling homicides and the tiny clues at the crime scenes that helped investigators identify the killers. 

Kerry Washington offered a first look at Onyx Collective’s new legal drama Reasonable Doubt. The series is set to premiere on hulu September 27. You’ll judge Jax Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law… until you’re the one in trouble. Then you’ll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets. 

Raphael Saadiq has been named executive music producer for Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. The animated series following 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur, as they protect New York City’s Lower East Side from danger. The series will now premiere in 2023 on Disney Channel. 

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

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