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Season four of Virgin River premieres on Netflix July 20. Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark or Jack, Mel begins Season Four with a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him. Complicating matters is the arrival of a handsome new doctor, who’s in the market to start a family of his own. Hope is still healing from her car accident, and the lingering psychological effects of her brain injury will have profound consequences for both her and Doc. Brie, intent on proving the innocence of the man she loves, unexpectedly finds herself in a closer relationship with Mike and one step closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web. Even as Preacher forges a new romantic connection, he can’t help but hold out hope for being reunited with Christopher and Paige.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series returns with season three July 27 on Disney+. The new season is set at Camp Shallow Lake, a sleepaway camp in California, as the Wildcats and their fellow campers are primed for an unforgettable summer ripe with romance, curfew-less nights and a taste of the great outdoors. With a high-stakes production of “Frozen” on the horizon AND a drama-filled “docu-series” of the production in the works, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is “best in snow” without leaving anyone out in the cold. The original soundtrack, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3” will be released on September 16 on CD and digital formats, with new music released weekly with each episode. 

Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks premieres on Netflix July 12. Bill Burr sounds off on cancel culture, feminism, getting bad reviews from his wife and a life-changing epiphany during a fiery stand-up set.  

The main teaser for Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere July 14. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and one of the greatest villains that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared reemergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone. 

HBO has canceled Gentleman Jack after two seasons. The second season followed Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous. The series used the real life diaries of Lister – part of which were written in code – as its source, with every part of Lister’s story based in historical fact and the five million words she wrote in her journals.

Part two of Netflix’s anime series BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy will premiere September 15. The first thirteen episodes are currently streaming. The second part will consist of eleven episodes. 

FBI’s Missy Peregrym will not appear in the early episodes of the upcoming fifth season. Peregrym was temporarily written out of the series at the end of the fourth season to accommodate her real life pregnancy. Her maternity leave will end sometime in September, while the show will resume filming in a few weeks. Shantel VanSanten who filled in at the end of last season will continue to fill her spot on the team in the series. Season five premieres on CBS September 20. 

Stephen Graham, Shira Haas, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Amaka Okafor and Kyle Soller will star in Netflix’s Bodies. The police procedural with a twist is based on the mind bending graphic novel by Si Spencer. 

Michael Cimino has been cast in Netflix’s Never Have I Ever and HBO Max’s B-Loved. Cimino will appear in the fourth and final season of the Netflix coming of age series. B-Loved is a two episode Valentine’s Day special. 

The episode of Fox’s Accused that Marlee Matlin is set to direct has set its cast. Deaf actors Stephanie Nogueras, Joshua Castille and Lauren Ridloff will star alongside Megan Boone, Aaron Ashmore, Jean-Michele Le Gal, and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Each episode of the crime drama anthology series opens in a courtroom on the accused, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how they ended up on trial. Told from the defendant’s point of view through flashbacks, it holds a mirror up to the current times with evocative and emotional stories. Viewers discover how an ordinary person gets caught up in an extraordinary situation, ultimately revealing how one wrong turn leads to another, until it’s too late to turn back. 

NBC is no longer moving forward with its adaptation of the Dutch show Million Dollar Island. The series was set to feature 100 contestants who must forge friendships and build alliances as they plot to stay on a remote desert island for up to 50 days and compete to win their share of the ultimate $1 million prize. The premise is similar to Netflix’s recently announced series Squid Game: The Challenge.

Connie Jenkins-Greig has been cast in Netflix’s Bridgerton spinoff series about a young Queen Charlotte. She will recur as the younger version of Violet Ledger. The series will premiere in 2023. 

Malcolm Barrett, Alexis Louder, Amirah Vann, and Jared Abrahamson will recur in Apple TV+’s The Changeling. The series stars LaKeith Stanfield, Adina Porter, Clark Backo and Samuel T. Herring in the drama based on the book of the same name by Victor LaValle. 

Darone Okolie, Gabriela Lopez, Joel Steingold, Himie Freeman, and Johnny Cantley will recur in Disney+’s The Crossover. Based on the novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander, the series introduces teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell, widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy McNasty, narrates the story of he and his brother’s coming of age, on and off the court, as their former professional basketball player father adjusts to life after basketball, and their mother finally pursues lifelong dreams of her own. 

Michael Raymond-James will portray mob boss Joe Colombo in Epix’s upcoming third season of Godfather of Harlem. The series stars Forrest Whitaker who portrays crime boss Bumpy Johnson. 

Eleanor Tomlinson has joined the cast of Netflix’s One Day. Based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, the series is an epic, tragi-comic love story. Episodes follow the central characters Em and Dex on one particular day – 15th July – as they grow and change, move together and apart, experience joy and heartbreak.

Wanda De Jesus will recur on Paramount+’s Fatal Attraction series. The series is a reimagining of the film of the same name. The series stars Lizzy Caplan, Joshua Jackson, Amanda Peet, Alyssa Jirrels, Toby Huss, Reno Wilson and Brian Goodman.

Oxygen’s true crime series Mastermind of Murder returns July 17. Each episode investigates a murder of an unsuspecting and beloved victim, with initial clues leading police to believe the person who committed the crime also devised the plot. However, when law enforcement furthers its investigation, everything’s not as it seems. The person who committed the brutal crime isn’t the one who carefully and deliberately orchestrated the hit, but is a pawn in someone else’s plotting. As the twisted layers of cases are unraveled, the master manipulators behind the crimes are brought to light.

After nearly thirty years on DirecTV, the NFL’s Sunday Ticket rights will be moving to a streamer. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed the pending move. The new home should be announced before the fall when the season begins. 

Season two of Good Morning, Veronica premieres on Netflix August 3. While hunting for a dating-site predator, an underused cop discovers a husband and wife with a horrific secret – and a web of conspiracy hiding it.

HBO’s The Anarchists premieres July 10. The series follows an eclectic cast of dreamers, fugitives, and crypto-enthusiasts whose annual gathering in Acapulco, Mexico becomes a massive anarchist community – but what begins as a hopeful experiment to live out a radical new way of life proves to be more challenging and dangerous than anyone could have expected. 

Netflix’s Snabba Cash’s second season is coming soon to the streamer. The lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a charming gang enforcer and a troubled teen collide amidst a desperate — and sinister — pursuit of wealth. Forget winners and losers, it’s all about the chase for easy money. 

Season three of Comicstaan premieres on Prime Video July 15. Comicstaan is back with 4 judges, 7 mentors, 2 hosts and 8 new contestants. Find out who will be this year’s next big comic sensation!

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

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