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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Partner Track’ Premiere Date, ‘Ghosts’ Teaser, ‘Finding Your Roots’ Premiere Date, ‘Little Demon’ Trailer, ‘Peanuts’ Special Premiere Date, ‘Gordita Chronicles’ Canceled, and More!

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Netflix’s Partner Track premieres August 26. The ten episode series is based on the acclaimed novel by Helen Wan stars Arden Cho. Ingrid Yun, a 1st generation Korean American and the first lawyer in her family, experiences the trials and tribulations of excelling at the prestigious (but old school) law firm, Parsons Valentine. With the support of her friends, she battles through workplace challenges to break through the glass ceiling on her path to become partner. But will her drive and ambition leave room for love? 

CBS’s comedy Ghosts returns for season two September 29 and we have our first look at the new season. Samantha and Jay throw caution to the wind when they convert their recently inherited country estate into a bed-and-breakfast. Call it mislaid plans. Not only is the place falling apart, but it’s also inhabited by spirits of previous residents — whom only Samantha can see and hear.

Season nine of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premieres January 3 on PBS. The ten episode season will feature 21 new celebrities including Jim Acosta, Carol Burnett, Jamie Chung, Brian Cox, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Angela Davis, Viola Davis, David Duchovny, Tony Gonzalez, Jeh Johnson, Van Jones, Richard Kind, Cyndi Lauper, Joe Manganiello, Tamera Mowry, Niecy Nash, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts and Danny Trejo. Gates uses genealogical detective work and cutting-edge DNA analysis to guide twenty-one influential guests through the branches of their family trees, uncovering buried secrets and inspiring stories of long- forgotten ancestors. 

FXX’s new animated comedy series Little Demon premieres August 25. 13 years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware, but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul. The series stars Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito and Danny DeVito.

An all new Peanuts special celebrating educators premieres on Apple TV+ August 12. The Peanuts gang are anxious about starting at a new school in the Fall, inspiring Lucy to start her own school instead, but teaching isn’t as easy as it sounds. Lucy’s School is a love letter to teachers, and an appreciation of the impact a teacher can have on a child. It explores the fear of change, and shows how Lucy, supported by her friends, faces and overcomes her own fears. Additionally, all new episodes of The Snoopy Show season two premiere August 12. 

HBO Max has canceled Gordita Chronicles after one season. The series was a coming of age comedy series focusing on the Latino community. The streamer announced it will be stepping back from live action, kids and family programming for the foreseeable future. The series will be shopped elsewhere. 

AMC is developing a reboot of the 1980s drama series Max Headroom. Matt Frewer is attached to reprise his role as the AI TV personality. 

Rick Gonzalez and Brent Antonello have been cast in NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime. They will play detectives tasked to the crime unit. The new season premieres September 22. 

Troy Kotsur will star in a Disney+ series currently in development based on the California School for the Deaf Riverside (CSDR) football team. Kotsur will portray the team’s coach. 

TLC’’s Bad Hair Day premieres August 24. Dermatologists Dr. Isha Lopez and Dr. Meena Singh, as well as expert hair restoration surgeon Dr. Angie Phipps specialize in hair-related medical disorders. They are on a mission to help patients that have been suffering for years. 

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is returning to The View for a three day stint on the daytime talk show. Hasselbeck, who was a co-host from 2003 to 2013 will return August 3 through the season finale August 5. 

For the first time, CNN will broadcast a Shark Week documentary when Great White Open Ocean airs July 30. The 90-minute documentary features shark diving expert Jimi Partington who nearly died in the jaws of a great white shark in 2020. One year later, Jimi looked to overcome the traumatic event and get back in the water with the ocean’s biggest mega-sharks. But, what starts off as a positive experience, quickly became a battle for life and death. 

Comedy series Good Grief returns for its second season on Sundance Now August 4 in its entirety. It will then receive its two episode broadcast premiere on IFC August 17. The six episode series is set in a small New Zealand town and follows two millennial sisters with very different personalities who inherit a funeral home from their grandfather. Ellie and Gwen Goode have set off on very different paths. Ellie embraces her inner ‘girlboss’, with all the ill-fitting pantsuits, amateur TV ads, and plumber liaisons that entails. Meanwhile, Gwen spends five months DJing in Bali and reappears unexpectedly in New Zealand to discover their mother has a new boyfriend and she’s been kicked out of the family home. Gwen moves in with Ellie, takes up the job of social marketing for Loving Tributes, and embarks on a childish prank war against their mother’s new partner. As family tensions escalate at work and at home, Ellie must decide whether to intervene, or let Gwen grow up all by herself. 

USA Network’s Race for the Championship premieres Spetember 1. The ten episode docuseries gives a behind-the-scenes look at the elite drivers and teams competing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Viewers will get a rare glimpse of what it takes to balance personal relationships with the pressure to perform. Packed with action, heart and drama, this exhilarating series will offer up a taste of what it’s really like to partake in the world’s top level of stock car racing. Watch as the drivers are pushed mentally and physically to their limits, navigating a NASCAR season unlike any other – with a new car, new tracks and new challenges – for their chance to make history. The series will feature past champions such as Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, along with other drivers eager to write their own NASCAR legacies, including Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez, Ross Chastain, Corey LaJoie and others. 

Fox’s Monarch premieres with a two night event beginning immediately following FOX NFL Doubleheader on September 11. Night two airs September 20, in the series’ regular time period. A new song “American Cowgirl,” performed by the Monarch cast, featuring series star and Anna Friel is available everywhere now. The song captures both the spirit of the show and speaks to the complicated relationship between the mother and daughter duo of country music’s first family, Dottie and Nicky Roman. 

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

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