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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Pantheon’ Trailer, ‘Wednesday’ Teaser, ‘Vampire Academy’ Trailer, ‘Abbott Elementary’ Teaser, ‘Ramy’ Premiere Date, Jordan Elsass Exits ‘Superman & Lois’, ‘The Mole’ Revival Ordered, and More!

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Pantheon premieres on AMC+ September 1 with the first two episodes. The sci-fi drama is based on a collection of short stories by award-winning author Ken Liu. The thrilling speculative drama is centered on a bullied teen, Maddie, who receives mysterious help from someone online: a stranger soon revealed to be her recently deceased father, David, whose consciousness has been uploaded to the Cloud following an experimental destructive brain scan. David is the first of a new kind of being – an “Uploaded Intelligence” or “UI” – but he will not be the last, as a global conspiracy unfolds that threatens to trigger a new kind of world war. The series explores the outer limits of what we and our technology are capable of creating and destroying, focusing on the “uploading” of human consciousness into the cloud. It explores the theme of technology through the lens of family, focusing on both the people whose brains have been digitally uploaded, and the loved ones they’ve left behind. Ultimately, Pantheon challenges our understanding of what it means to be human.

Netflix’s new series Wednesday from the imagination of Tim Burton will premiere this year. The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. The series stars Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci.

Peacock’s Vampire Academy premieres September 15 with the first four episodes. New episodes will roll out weekly after. In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women’s friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society. One as a powerful Royal, the other a half-vampire Guardian trained to protect against the savage ‘Strigoi’ who threaten to tear their society apart. That is, if Royal infighting doesn’t do the job first.  The ten episode series is a story of friendship, romance and danger. 

Abbott Elementary returns for its much anticipated second season on ABC September 21. Philly’s favorite educators are gearing up for another school year, which means more workplace laughs are on the way. Episodes are available on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Season three of hulu’s Ramy will premiere September 30 with all ten episodes. The series follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan and his family as they navigate spirituality in their politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. The series continues to bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the third season, his family is forced to confront having lived a life dedicated to worldly concerns – and in some cases, lies – while Ramy all but abandons his spiritual journey, instead dedicating himself to him and his uncle’s diamond business. 

Jordan Elsass has exited Superman & Lois after two seasons. The role of Jonathan Kent will be recast for the upcoming third season of The CW series. He is exiting the series for personal reasons. 

Netflix has ordered a revival of the reality series The Mole. The ten episode season will premiere this fall on the streamer. Anderson Cooper hosted the original two seasons of the ABC series before Ahmad Rashad took over followed by Jon Kelley. No host has been announced for the revival. 

The Voice returns to NBC September 19 with season 22. Camila Cabello joins returning coaches John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Carson Daly also returns as host. Season 22 battle advisors include Jazmine Sullivan for Team Legend, Charlie Puth for Team Camila, Jimmie Allen for Team Blake, and Sean Paul for Team Gwen. This season will showcase a new format element during the Knockout Rounds. For the first time ever, this phase of the competition will include three-way knockouts. The stakes have never been higher for the coaches and their artists as they vie for the win. In lieu of enlisting a mega mentor, coaches will work with their artists directly to prepare them as best as possible for this new challenge. 

The Great American Baking Show will premiere on The Roku Channel in 2023. The six episode series is a US adaptation of the iconic British competition series The Great British Baking Show. Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry will serve as co-hosts with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith serving as judges. 

Showtime and the BBC have announced a new series The Woman in the Wall. The six episode gothic thriller stars Ruth Wilson. Lorna Brady is a woman from the small fictional town of Kilkinure, who wakes one morning to find a corpse in her house. Chillingly, Lorna has no idea who the dead woman is or if she herself might be responsible for the apparent murder… That’s because Lorna has long suffered from extreme bouts of sleepwalking, understood to have manifested around the time she was ripped from her life at the age of 15 and incarcerated in The Kilkinure Convent. The Convent was home to one of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries, a place where women were taken when they fell afoul of the social mores of their times – from those accused of committing adultery to teenage pregnancies. When it finally closed its doors, a score of survivors were left suffering in its wake. Very few women were able to go on and lead relatively normal lives, others, such as Lorna, were even less fortunate in their fate. One thing all survivors had in common, is that none of them would ever forget. 

Chloë Sevigny, Tom Hollander, Calista Flockhart and Diane Lane will star in season two of FX’s Feud. Titled Feud: Capote’s Women, the eight episode season also stars Naomi Watts. 

Kirby Howell-Baptiste will star in Apple TV+’s Sugar. She joins Colin Farrell in the private detective series. 

Christine Quinn will not be returning to Netflix’s Selling Sunset for its upcoming sixth and seventh seasons. She had been the source of much of the series drama in the first five seasons. 

Simone Kessell has joined the cast of Showtime’s Yellowjackets. She will portray the role of the adult Lottie Matthews. Courtney Eaton who plays the younger versions was previously promoted to series regular for the new season. 

Kelly Thiebaud is returning to ABC’s Station 19. She previously appeared in the third season as the widow of Rigo Vasquez. She also has history with Jack Gibson. 

Paramount+’s School Spirits will premiere in 2023. The series is based on the upcoming graphic novel by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen and stars Peyton List. Kristian Flores, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo, Sarah Yarkin, Nick Pugliese, Rainbow Wedell and Milo Manheim also star. The eight episode series focuses on a teen stuck in the afterlife who decides to investigate her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other students who are also stuck in limbo at their high school. 

Josh Gates gives viewers exclusive access to the legendary club and historic expeditions that changed the world in Tales from the Explorers Club. The series will premiere August 31 on Discovery Channel. Gates offers exclusive access to the Club’s storied archives, expert staff, incredible artifacts, and even fellow members and explorers. The series will profile the accomplishments of real-life action heroes including Ernest Shackleton, Gertrude Bell, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jim Lovell, and Chuck Yeager among others. Each uniquely themed episode will focus on historic Explorers Club members whose daring accomplishments changed the world – from Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic first summit of Mt. Everest to a father and son’s dangerous mission to explore the world’s deepest oceanic trench, Challenger Deep. Viewers will witness the unforgettable journeys of those who dared to push boundaries by being the first to reach the North and South poles, risking their lives to explore outer space, and so much more. 

Paramount, Foo Fighters and the Hawkins Family have joined forces to present The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, a global music event honoring the life and music of a rock legend. Captured live Saturday, Sept. 3 at Wembley Stadium in London, the concert will feature the biggest names in music joining together in celebration of the life, music and love of one of modern music’s most beloved figures. Live coverage air across Paramount+ (domestically), Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV Brand YouTube Channels (globally). Performers include Foo Fighters, Travis Barker, Nandi Bushell, Martin Chambers, Chris Chaney, Chevy Metal, Stewart Copeland, Josh Freese, Liam Gallagher, James Gang, Violet Grohl, Omar Hakim, Justin Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, Brian Johnson, John Paul Jones, KESHA, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Luke Spiller, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Lars Ulrich, Wolfgang Van Halen with a special appearance by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.

HLN’s How It Really Happened with Jesse L. Martin returns August 28 for its seventh season. The season kicks off with a two hour comprehensive look at the baffling case of The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The series delves into some of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials, and celebrity tragedies of our time, with extensive interviews and footage from CNN’s vast news archives. 

AXS TV will premiere a fresh slate of New Japan Pro-Wrestling episodes, kicking off with exclusive coverage of Music City Mayhem headlined by Jon Moxley vs El Desparado in a no disqualification match on August 18. Then, AXS TV kicks off six weeks of G1 CLIMAX 32 coverage with special episodes putting the spotlight on marquee matchups from NJPW’s signature summer spectacle. 

In the UK, NFL coverage is moving to ITV after seven years on BBC. The three year deal will begin in September when the NFL season kicks off. 

Gwyneth Paltrow and Tony Xu are set to appear as guest Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank this season. Emma Grede, Peter Jones CBE, Daniel Lubetzky, and Kendra Scott will also return as guest Sharks. The new season kicks off September 23 with the first ever live episode.

Monarch premieres with a special two night event, beginning September 11, immediately following the FOX NFL doubleheader. It then makes its time period premiere September 20, following the Season Six premiere of The Resident. Grammy Award winner Shania Twain, multi-Grammy Award nominee Martina McBride, Grammy Award winners Little Big Town and Grammy Award winner Tanya Tucker are set to guest-star throughout the season.

The Empress premieres on Netflix September 29. Great love, a throne and an entire kingdom that looks up to her. But Elisabeth’s path is anything but easy, as she must fight her way to Franz through intrigue, etiquette and taboos.

Season three of The Mighty Ones premieres on Peacock September 1. Same gang, new turf… the Mighty Ones are back! 

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

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