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Hulu’s The Patient premieres August 30 with the first three episodes. The series is a psychological thriller about a therapist, Alan Strauss, who’s held prisoner by a patient, Sam Fortner, who reveals himself to be a serial killer. Sam has an unusual therapeutic demand for Alan: curb his homicidal urges. In order to survive, Alan must unwind Sam’s disturbed mind and stop him from killing again… but Sam refuses to address critical topics, like his mother Candace. Alone in captivity, Alan excavates his own past through memories of his old therapist, Charlie, and grapples with waves of his own repressed troubles – the recent death of his wife, Beth, and the painful estrangement from his religious son, Ezra. Over the course of his imprisonment, Alan uncovers not only how deep Sam’s compulsion runs, but also how much work he has to do to repair the rift in his own family. With time running out, Alan fights desperately to stop Sam before Alan becomes complicit in Sam’s murders or worse – becomes a target himself.

Prime Video’s The Boys spinoff series has been given an official title. The series set at a college for superheroes will be titled Gen V. The series explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games – with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Book 3 premieres on Netflix August 11. The time has come for brave warriors to conquer an indomitable foe. But can the ultimate sacrifice bring lasting peace — to all possible worlds?

HBO Max has canceled Close Enough after two seasons. The adult animated series was initially ordered to series at TBS. After years of no updates, the series eventually premiered along with the debut of HBO Max. The series was created by JG Quintel, the creator of Regular Show. 

Peacock has renewed The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip for a third season. The new season will star fan favorites including Candiace Dillard Bassett, Gizelle Bryant, Alexia Echevarria, Heather Gay, Leah McSweeney, Marysol Patton, Whitney Rose and Porsha Williams. This season, cross-franchise icons will come together as they jet off to exotic Thailand. Season three premiere date to be announced at a later time. 

Martin Lawrence will recur on AMC’s Demascus. The six episode sci fi comedy series stars Okieriete Onaodowan. The series is a character-driven exploration of life as an ordinary Black man in America today. It focuses on Demascus, a 33-year-old Black man who goes on a journey of self-discovery using an innovative new technology that allows him to experience different versions of his own life. The series follows these vivid psychological explorations and also Demascus in his primary reality.

Rafael Casal has been cast in Disney+’s Loki. No details have been announced on who Casal will be playing in the series. The second season of the Marvel series stars Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson. 

Andrew Garfield has been cast in the limited series Hot Air. He will portray Richard Branson in the six episode series based on the book “Dirty Tricks” by Martyn Gregory. The series tells the story of the billionaire and the rise of his business Virgin Airways. 

Genevieve Angelson will recur in the upcoming fifth season of hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The new season premieres September 14 with two episodes. 

Discovery+’s Good Sex is a new series pushing past societal boundaries when it comes to what you’ve seen before on relationship and advice shows. The series follows five couples who face challenges in the bedroom as they work with sex coach Caitlin V. to transform their sex lives. The notion that people face hurdles but nobody seems to want to talk about it, stops here. With many years of experience and a proven track record for helping couples harness their sexuality, gain more confidence in bed, and feel closer and more connected to their partner, Caitlin begins with the radical approach of putting cameras in their bedrooms and then reviews the tapes in sessions with her clients to get to the bottom of what’s really going on between the sheets. 

Hidetoshi Nishijima has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Sunny. He joins Rashida Jones in the dark comedic series based on the book “Dark Manual” by Colin O’Sullivan. The series follows Suzie, an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan, whose life is upended when her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash. As “consolation” she’s given Sunny, one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company. Though at first Suzie resents Sunny’s attempts to fill the void in her life, gradually they develop an unexpected friendship, as together they uncover the dark truth of what really happened to Suzie’s family, becoming dangerously enmeshed in a world Suzie never knew existed. 

Jonno Roberts will recur in the upcoming second season of NBC’s La Brea. The series follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. In season two, the Harris family remains separated as Eve is reeling from her son, Josh, having mistakenly gone through a portal to 1988. What she doesn’t know yet is that her ex-husband, Gavin, and their daughter, Izzy, have landed in prehistoric Seattle and now must brave the elements and animals to make their way to L.A. 

Paramount+ and Lionsgate Television are developing a ten episode limited series inspired by the film Warrior. UFC Fighter Daniel Cormier and Gina Rodriguez are in discussions to join the project. 

Lily Allen will star alongside Freema Agyeman in the British comedy Dreamland. The Sky series is based on the short film of the same name. 

Throughout August, ID will journey back to the 90s to explore some of the most shocking cases of the decade. First up there is a re-examination through a new lens of the Erik and Lyle Menedez trial in Menendez Brothers: Misjudged? (August 7). There is a three-part deep dive into the unsolved deaths of hip-hop’s most famous feuding icons in Who Killed Biggie and Tupac? (August 14). Then there’s a look into the controversial trial of notorious British au-pair Louise Woodward in The Killer Nanny (August 21). Then a portrait of the illicit student-teacher relationship that gripped news stations across the country in Mary Kay Letourneau: Notes on a Scandal (August 28). ID will also present a ten episode series focusing on high-profile cases re-visited with People Magazine Presents: Crimes of the 90s (August 1). And then, coming to discovery+ August 18, ID will take an in-depth look into the relentless media firestorm and police inquiry into the tragic death of Princess Diana of Wales with The Diana Investigations

The subscription price of ESPN+ will go up starting August 23. The the streaming service will now cost $9.99 a month and $99.99 a year. The current price is $6.99 a month and $69.99 a year. The Disney Bundle which includes ESPN+, Disney+ and hulu will remain at $13.99. 

MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ will air Mecum Auctions Harrisburg coverage. It will begin July 28, 6 p.m. to midnight ET. Auction coverage on both MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+ continues Friday, July 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight ET and Saturday, July 30 from 6 p.m. to midnight ET. Mecum’s auction in Harrisburg will offer an estimated 1,200 outstanding collector vehicles, including vintage cars, classic cars, exotic and supercars, luxury cars, muscle cars, Hot Rods, pickup trucks, brass era cars and motorcycles.

The English dub of Crunchyroll’s Shoot! Goal to the Future premieres July 16. The sub version of the series is already on episode three. The original sports anime project is inspired by the classic manga by Tsukasa Oshima. 

Darby and Joan premieres on Acorn TV August 8. Retired Australian homicide detective Jack Darby has taken to the open road with his dog Diesel to flee his past, while recently widowed English nurse Joan Kirkhope is on a reluctant pilgrimage to find answers about her husband’s mysterious death. They couldn’t be more different: the low key, ruggedly charming Aussie and the tightly-wound, yet warm, witty and determined Englishwoman, but when they collide in the Australian outback, and become drawn into a series of unexpected mysteries, this unlikely investigative duo soon realize the most intriguing puzzle they face is each other. 

Season two of Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends premieres on Disney Channel and Disney Junior August 19. The preschool series has already been renewed for a third season. 

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

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