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Peacock’s The Undeclared War premieres August 18. Set in 2024, The Undeclared War tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, secretly working to ward off a series of cyber-attacks on the UK in the run up to a general election. When a routine stress test of internet infrastructure goes awry, 21-year-old GCHQ intern Saara Parvan suddenly finds herself operating on the invisible frontier of high-stakes cyber warfare. In a thrilling cat and mouse game, Saara and the team at GCHQ must try to stay one step ahead and anticipate their opponents’ every hidden move. The clock is ticking as a battle with high stakes and unpredictable enemies takes place entirely online, with very real consequences.  But how do you win a war most of the public don’t know you’re fighting? 

Disney+’s LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation premieres August 5. Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. But Finn’s plan to have one last hurrah together quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun.

Sweet Life: Los Angeles returns for season two August 4 on HBO Max with four episodes. The ten-episode season continues with three episodes each week, concluding August 18. The series gives a unique look at what it means to be young, Black, ambitious, and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams. Exploring themes of loyalty, legacy, and love, this coming-of-age series follows a group of long-time friends in South Los Angeles as they navigate the relatable, chaotic, mid-20s moments at the quarter-life mark and propel each other into adulthood success.

Season three of Fox’s LEGO Masters premieres September 21. The new season features an out-of-this-world NASA-themed episode, a treehouse challenge, a best-in-LEGO dog show and much more.

FX has renewed Mayans M.C. for a fifth season. The series follows the life of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, a member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ, his brother Angel and the rest of the Santo Padre M.C. face retaliation from other chapters after a failed attempt to align under one King. Meanwhile, EZ and Angel have grown distant from their father Felipe after a heart wrenching betrayal. 

TBS has canceled Full Frontal with Samantha Bee after seven seasons. The cancellation is the latest to come on TBS and TNT as they go through a reorganization under the new merger of Warner Bros. Discovery. The comedica late night series tackled timely big picture issues in the world and wasn’t afraid to tackle issues some might find uncomfortable. 

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to share the job of host of Jeopardy! The series will return for its 39th season later this year. No word yet on who will be hosting the newly announced Celebrity Jeopardy! series. 

Wedding Season premieres on hulu September 8. The genre-busting series tells the story of Katie and Stefan who fall for each other at a wedding and begin an affair, despite Katie already having a fiancé. Two months later at Katie’s wedding, her new husband and his entire family are murdered. The police think Stefan did it. Stefan thinks Katie did it. And no one knows for sure what the truth is… The series is an action-packed romp across the UK and the US as Katie and Stefan go on the run, all while trying to prove their innocence. 

Disney+ is developing a series based on the Inheritance Cycle books by Christopher Paolini. The series was adapted in the film Eragon in 2006 and followed the first book in the series. The series consists of four books. 

Daniel Gillies has joined the cast of Roku’s The Newsreader. He joins Anna Torv, Sam Reid, William McInnes and Robert Taylor in the second season of the period TV News drama series. Set in 1986 and centered around the frantic world of broadcast news, the series follows the unconventional relationship between an ambitious young TV reporter, Dale Jennings, and star female news anchor, Helen Norville. 

Whoopi Goldberg takes viewers on a guided tour of some of the most stunning tales of deception when ABC News Studios’ primetime series The Con returns for season two July 28. This season, the series will feature the stories of Jim Bakker, who prosecutors say has been up to his old tricks conning his faithful followers with a sham COVID cure; the stories of a complex love fraud with victims spanning the country; ill-gotten gains in the film business; a counterfeit ring fueled by extreme couponing and graphic design skills; and the billion-dollar heist of the century that threatened the global financial system. 

Season two of docuseries Never Seen Again premieres July 26 on Paramount+. The ten episode new season is an enthralling episodic deep dive into 10 baffling cases in which individuals disappear, often leaving tantalizing clues, but sometimes without a trace. The heartbroken families and friends who tell these unfolding stories hope the show’s interactive use of social media will help bring answers. True to the program’s catchphrase, they are convinced that someone out there knows something. 

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

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