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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘House of the Dragon’ Renewed, ‘Blockbuster’ Premiere Date, ‘Resident Evil’ Canceled, ‘Acapulco’ Premiere Date, ‘The Great North’ Renewed, ‘Reginald the Vampire’ Trailer, and More!

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HBO has renewed House of the Dragon for a second season less than a week after the series premiered. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. 

Blockbuster premieres on Netflix November 3. Timmy Yoon is an analog dreamer living in a 5G world. And after learning he is operating the last Blockbuster Video in America, Timmy and his staff employees including his long-time crush, Eliza fight to stay relevant. The only way to succeed is to remind their community that they provide something big corporations can’t: human connection. 

Netflix has canceled Resident Evil after one season. The live action series is based on the video game series and took place years after a viral outbreak caused a global apocalypse. Jade Wesker vows to bring down those responsible while fighting to survive against the Infected.

Season two of Acapulco premieres on Apple TV+ October 21. Season two picks up right on the heels of season one, telling the story of twenty-something Máximo Gallardo, whose dream comes true when he scores the job of a lifetime as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco, Las Colinas. In 1985, Máximo must contend with upheaval at the resort, unexpected problems at home and a new love interest who just might rival the girl of his dreams. Under Don Pablo’s guidance, he sets his eyes on one day running the entire Las Colinas operation by becoming Diane’s right-hand man. Meanwhile, in present day, Older Máximo returns to Acapulco to make peace with the recent passing of Don Pablo, where he is forced to confront some unfinished business young Máximo left behind. 

Fox has renewed The Great North for a fourth season. The news comes as co-creators Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin signed a new deal with 20th Television Animation.

Reginald the Vampire premieres on October 5 on Syfy. Based on Johnny B. Truant’s “Fat Vampire” novels, the 10-episode comedy-tinged drama turns traditional vampire tropes on their head while draining the blood from modern-day beauty standards. Newly turned, Reginald crashes into a world populated by beautiful, fit and vain vampires, where he overcomes obstacles not limited to: A bully boss, falling for a human girl he can’t have, and a vampire chieftain who wants him dead. Fortunately, Reginald discovers he has a few powers of his own. 

Bachelor in Paradise returns with the largest-ever cast of fan favorites from The Bachelor franchise September 27 on ABC. With Jesse Palmer as host and Wells Adams returning to the bar, the latest group of hopeful hotties and a few sexy surprises are ready to make waves and catch feelings. 

NBC is considering dropping their 10PM programming in favor of giving the hour back to the affiliates. The network attempted something similar when it scheduled The Jay Leno Show five nights a week at 10. 

Amanda Fix and Avan Jogia have joined the cast of AMC’s Orphan Black: Echoes. The ten episode series set in the world of Orphan Black stars Krysten Ritter and will premiere in 2023. 

Sistas spinoff series Zatima will premiere on BET+ September 29. The ten episode series follows Zac and Fatima as they continue in their relationship. 

E! has canceled Daily Pop and Nightly Pop. The network is looking to restructure its lineup and new shows will premiere at a later date

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena has joined the cast of Disney+’s Dancing with the Stars. He joins Charli D’Amelio and her mom Heidi who will also be competing for the mirror ball trophy. 

MTV will not be ordering more Floribama Shore. The series isn’t canceled yet, with the opportunity for new episodes to come at a later date, but nothing in the short term. The series aired for four seasons.. 

Bill Camp has joined the cast of Netflix’s A Man In Full. The six episode limited series based on the book by Tom Wolfe stars Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane.

ABC offers a captivating sneak peek at its Fall primetime lineup with ABC Fall Preview Special September 14. Hosted by the cast of Home Economics (Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, Jimmy Tatro, Karla Souza and Sasheer Zamata), viewers will enjoy a preview featuring an early look at new drama series Alaska Daily, starring Hilary Swank, as well as the latest addition to The Rookie franchise led by Niecy Nash-Betts, The Rookie: Feds. Plus, audiences can get a taste of what’s coming up on some of their returning favorites, including Grey’s Anatomy, as Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital welcomes a new batch of interns, Bachelor in Paradise, which hits the beach for another romance-filled fall debut, and Abbott Elementary, among many others.

ID announced a new series Feds from Octavia Spencer. The six episode series will take viewers deep inside America’s most elite crime-fighting agency, the FBI. The series features exclusive access to active-duty FBI agents and will detail high-profile, dangerous and unusual cases as told by agents, informants, undercover operatives and victims. 

The 2022 VMAs air live on MTV August 28. The star-studded list presenters includes Ashley Graham, Avril Lavigne, Bebe Rexha, Becky G, Billy Eichner, Cheech & Chong (Cheech Marin + Tommy Chong), Chlöe Bailey, Dixie D’Amelio, DJ Khaled, Dove Cameron, Joel Madden, Latto, Lili Reinhart and Offset. Additionally, the Extended Play Stage Presented by Doritos lineup includes Conan Gray, Flo Milli, JID and Lauren Spencer Smith. 

Everything Calls for Salvation premieres on Netflix October 14. Seven episodes, one for each for the seven days of TSO (Compulsory Health Treatment) to which Daniele is subjected. A week of isolation from the rest of the world, here he will find himself facing his most hidden fears and delving into himself in a path of acceptance that will lead him to forge the strongest, most sincere and true bonds of his life. 

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

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