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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Bear’ Renewed, Alfonso Ribeiro to Co-Host ‘Dancing with the Stars’, ‘Dr. Death’ Renewed, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Teaser, ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Trailer, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Teaser, and More!

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FX’s The Bear has been renewed for a second season at hulu. The series follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide. The Bear is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency and the steep slippery downsides. As Carmy fights to transform both The Original Beef of Chicagoland and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family. The series stars Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson.

Alfonso Ribeiro will be joining Tyra Banks as co-hosts on the upcoming new season of Dancing with the Stars. Judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will also be returning to the series. Season 31 will premiere on its new home Disney+ later this year. It has also been renewed for a 32nd season. 

Peacock has renewed Dr. Death for a second season. The true crime anthology series is based on the podcast of the same name and will be based on the third season story of “Miracle Man.” Paolo Macchiarini is a charming surgeon, renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname “Miracle Man.” When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever. As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the “Miracle Man” into question.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres on Prime Video September 2. The eight episode series is an epic and ambitious telling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth. The series will portray legendary characters from the island kingdom of Númenor. The characters are Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazôn (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Additional Númenóreans also recently announced are Kemen (Leon Wadham) and Eärien (Ema Horvath). Other characters include Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), Elrond (Robert Aramayo), High King Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker), the Harfoots Marigold Brandyfoot (Sara Zwangobani), Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot (Markella Kavenagh), Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards) and Sadoc Burrows (Sir Lenny Henry), The Stranger (Daniel Weyman), the Dwarves King Durin III (Peter Mullan) and Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), Halbrand (Charlie Vickers), and Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova). The series will also journey to the Elven realms of Lindon and Eregion, the Dwarven realm Khazad-dûm, the Southlands, the Northernmost Wastes, the Sundering Seas, and the island kingdom of Númenór. 

Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head premieres on Paramount+ August 4. The new series features the iconic duo’s first original episodes in over ten years. Beavis and Butt-Head are back and stupider than ever. 

Season five of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on hulu September 14. June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah. 

Netflix’s Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event will return September 24. Tune in for an exciting day of exclusive news, never-before-seen footage, trailers, and first looks, as well as interviews with Netflix’s biggest stars and creators. The free virtual event is a celebration of Netflix fandom and is dedicated to sharing the scoop on over 100 fan favorite shows, films and specials from across the globe. 

Paramount+ has announced the new Criminal Minds case for the upcoming revival season. The FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. Now, as the world opens back up, the network goes operational, and our team must hunt them down, one murder at a time. Original cast members Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster return, plus additional cast members will be announced.

Season two of Chucky will premiere on USA Network and Syfy October 5 at 9. Following the season premiere, Syfy will air the new series Reginald the Vampire at 10. 

Eva-Jane Willis has joined the cast of CBS’s FBI: International. She replaces Christine Paul who played a Europol agent who acted as a liaison to the many European countries the FBI team ended up investigating cases in. Paul’s character was promoted at the end of the first season and could appear as a guest later on, but will no longer be a regular part of the series. 

Season two of Great Chocolate Showdown will premiere on The CW August 11 at 9. The series is a decadent chocolate dessert competition series where ten home bakers go head-to-head in the indulgent world of chocolate, vying to be crowned “Great Chocolate Showdown Champion” and win the $50,000 grand prize. 

Apple TV+ has announced a new docuseries titled Gutsy. The series from Hillary and Chelsea Clinton will premiere September 9. The eight episode series is based on the book “The Book of Gutsy Women” and celebrates the gutsy women who inspire them. It will feature intimate conversations with trailblazing women including Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and many more. The series shows Hillary and Chelsea as you’ve never seen them before, revealing their special mother-daughter bond and the unique, multi-generational way they approach the important and timely issues highlighted in each episode. 

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Arena in Los Angeles February 5 on CBS. Nominations will be announced November 15. More information related to the awards will be available in the coming months. 

Hulu has ordered a new docuseries RapCaviar Presents inspired by the ‘RapCaviar’ Spotify playlist. Tyler the Creator, Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Saweetie and Roddy Ricch will be featured int he eight episode series. The series will premiere later this year. 

Kaley Ronayne has been promoted to series regular on Fox’s The Resident. Ronayne recurred in the fifth season. Her on screen father played by Andrew McCarthy was also recently promoted to series regular for the upcoming sixth season. 

Rosie Perez has joined the cast of Showtime’s Your Honor. She joins Bryan Cranston in the second and final season. Andrene Ward-Hammond who recurred in the first seaso has also been promoted to series regular. 

Nishi Munshi has been promoted to series regular ahead of the second season of Mayor of Kingstown. Munshi recurred in the first season of the Paramount+ series. 

The History Channel announced two new series set in the Alone universe. Alone: The Skills Challenge will premiere August 4. The twelve episode series sees three former Alone participants compete head-to-head in creative build challenges devised by one of their peers. Alone: Frozen will premiere August 11. The eight episode series sees six of Alone‘s strongest participants from past seasons return to put their survival skills to the test for a second time. 

Paramount+ will stream all seven matches of The Women’s Cup this August. Participating clubs include Tottenham Hotspur FC (England), AC Milan (Italy), Liga MX Femenil’s Club América (Mexico) and the WE League’s Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza (Japan), as well as the National Women’s Soccer League’s Racing Louisville FC and OL Reign. Coverage will begin August 14 with the finals taking place August 20. 

Showtime’s American Gigolo premieres September 9 on streaming and air on Showtime September 11. The eight episode series follows Julian Kaye after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle,his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him. While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.

Kleo premieres on Netflix August 19. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a woman wants revenge and answers to all her questions. But who is this woman?

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

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