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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Selling The OC’ Trailer, ‘Pennyworth’ Name Change, ‘Cooper’s Bar’ Renewed, Jon Hamm Joins ‘The Morning Show’, Tatiana Maslany Starring in ‘Invitation to a Bonfire’, ‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Guests Announced, and More!

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Selling The OC premieres on Netflix August 24. The Oppenheim Group expands to Orange County, where an all-new real estate team shows off lavish oceanfront listings and big personalities make waves. A fresh set of realtors square off, competing to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group’s second office on the Orange County coast. Will the pressure prove too much for these agents to handle? 

HBO Max’s Pennyworth will premiere this October. The series which aired its first two seasons on EPIX will also go by a new name Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler. The series follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, before they become Bruce Wayne’s parents. Season three of the psychological thriller begins after a five-year time jump: the civil war is over, and a cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse – ushering in a new age of Super Heroes and Supervillains. The first two seasons are streaming now on HBO Max. 

AMC has renewed short form comedy series Cooper’s Bar for a second season. The series follows Cooper as he takes his last shot as a struggling actor to pitch his Tiki Bar TV show concept to notorious Hollywood executive, Kris Latimer. Season two will pick up where season one left off, with a freshly signed contract to develop the “authentic” Tiki Bar TV series featuring Cooper and his gang of misfits as they navigate the many trials of first-time Hollywood professionals in a series of meta-comedic episodes. Rhea Seehorn will also return in her co-starring role.

Jon Hamm has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show. He joins as ‘Paul Marks,’ a corporate titan who sets his sights on UBA, pulling Cory, Alex and Bradley into his powerful orbit. The series begins production on season three later this month. 

Tatiana Maslany will star and executive produce the new AMC series Invitation to a Bonfire. Based on the novel by Adrienne Celt, the series is a psychological thriller set in the 1930s at an all-girls boarding school in New Jersey. Maslany joins previously announced series regulars Freya Mavor, Pilou Asbæk, and Ngozi Anyanwu. The series will premiere in 2023. 

IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase returns for season two October 26. The series features sketches, dancers, fake commercials, movie trailers, cultural nostalgia, the Funk Monster, A-list guest stars and original songs that definitely climbed the fictional charts. Each episode is hosted by Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time, via music and comedy drawn from the 50-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show. Guest stars in the new season include Ace Vane, Demi Adejuyigbe, Desi Banks, Jerome Benton, Michael Blackson, Heidy De La Rosa, Chris Hardwick, Emily Kinney, Ted Lange, Laci Mosley, Rashida Olayiwola “Sheedz,” Dewayne Perkins, Jay Pharoah, Issa Rae, Chance The Rapper, Amanda Seales, Kent Shocknek, Paul F. Tompkins and Porsha Williams. Returning guest stars include Eliza Coupe, Morris Day, Rob Haze, John Legend, Nigel Lythgoe, Vic Mensa, Tawny Newsome, Xosha Roquemore, Chandra Russell, Zuri Salahuddin and Bresha Webb. 

Roku has announced premiere dates for their upcoming original series starring popular food and lifestyle personalities Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Chris Kimball. Emeril Tailgates premieres September 8. Martha Gardens premieres October 14. Milk Street’s Cooking School premieres October 28. Milk Street’s My Family Recipe premieres October 28. Martha Cooks premieres November 16. Martha Holidays premieres November 18. Emeril Cooks premieres November 18. Additionally, complete past seasons of Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Christopher Kimball series are headed to The Roku Channel. 

The new season of Hard Knocks in Season: The Arizona Cardinals premieres on HBO November 9. This in-season edition of Hard Knocks will join the Cardinals after the completion of their ninth regular season game versus Seattle. Cameras will be embedded with the franchise through the end of the regular season and hopeful playoff run all the way to the Super Bowl. 

Disney+ is adding a new ad-supported plan, and prices will soon be increasing. The ad tier will debut December 8 for $7.99 a month. The plan with no ads will increase to $10.99 a month, and $109.99 a year. A bundle of Disney+ and huly will go for $9.99 a month while a bundle of Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ will go for $12.99 a month. A Hulu + Live TV plan with ads will go for $69.99 a month. When you combine Disney’s total streaming numbers, including Disney+, ESPN+, hulu, hulu + Live TV, it comes to 221.1 million subscribers, surpassing Netflix’s 220.67 million. 

Good Bones star Mina Starsiak Hawk gets her own solo spinoff series Good Bones: Risky Business. The new series premieres September 6 on HGTV. The six episode series will feature Mina boldly going solo to purchase the historic Sanders House in the Indianapolis neighborhood of Fountain Square. More than a century old, the 7,000 square-foot property – which includes the main home and a carriage house – will be the largest project Mina has ever tackled in terms of size and budget and will require precise restoration to return it to its former glory. 

Acorn TV has renewed Harry Wild for a second season. The murder mystery series stars Jane Seymour and will premiere in 2023. 

Fuse’s new series Upcycle Nation is a new competition series that stitches together the world of fashion and the culture of upcycling. Hosted by Karrueche Tran, the series features aspiring designers and upcyclers from around the country who must transform previously discarded items into unique articles of clothing. Tran will be joined by upcycling innovator Peder Cho, and fashion designer Jérôme LaMaar as judges. In each episode, three clever, crafty and fashion forward contestants will rip, tear, staple, burn, hammer, and sew their way through two high-stakes challenges to win a cash prize. From taking discarded denim jeans and making them into a new functional jacket, to repurposing old Oreo bags into a new couture handbag, they will use their RAW talent to make something spectacular out of literally, nothing. The eight episode series will premiere later in 2022. 

Sundance Now has ordered two new series Totally Completely Fine and Sanctuary. Totally Completely is a dark comedy that explores the complexities of grief, the power of friendship, and the ways our sadness can unite us. Sanctuary is a fantasy mystery series based on the novel by V.V. James and set in a small fictional UK town, Sanctuary. Both will premiere in 2023. 

The Academy of Country Music Honors will air on Fox September 13. Carly Pearce will host the event celebrating special honorees Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain, Morgan Wallen and Yellowstone. Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, The Warren Brothers, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Vince Gill, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Carly Pearce, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and more are set to perform. 

Lauren Ash has joined the cast of ABC’s upcoming comedy series Not Dead Yet. She joins Gina Rodriguez and the recently cast Hannah Simone. The series went under creative changes after the pilot was picked up to series, choosing to focus on the workplace comedy aspect of the series instead of the close group of friends angle set up in the pilot. 

Imogen Reid has been cast alongside Ellen Pompeo in hulu’s upcoming orphan limited series. Pompeo will play Reid’s mother in the series. 

Glynn Turman and Sonita Henry have joined the cast of hulu’s upcoming series Black Cake. Turman will be a series regular while Henry will recur. 

Max Martini will recur in the upcoming second season of Bosch: Legacy. The Bosch spinoff series airs on Freevee. 

Game shows will soon be moving to the Primetime Emmys. Beginning in 2023, the categories will be apart of the primetime ceremony after being a part of the daytime ceremony for years. 

Season two of Eli’s Places premieres August 10 on ESPN+. The series follows Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning as he takes on his own version of his brother’s signature show to explore what makes college football a way of life across the country. Manning travels to some of the most well-known and historic college football establishments and meets with giants in the sport to better understand what makes college football such a national sensation.

NBC is reportedly looking to bring back the Golden Globes back to the network after refusing to air the ceremony last year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association came under fire after complaints about unethical conduct and lack of diversity amongst its members. 

ESPN will no longer air Big 10 College Sports after pulling out of negotiations. The network has aired games for the last 40 years and will stop airing them in 2023. CBS and NBC are in discussions to pick up the games also aired on Fox. 

CMT Storytellers: Darius Rucker premieres August 31 on CMT. The special concert event will feature performances and never-before-heard stories about how the country icon’s smash hits came to be in front of an intimate audience. The night is set to feature music from Rucker’s robust solo career, in addition to his time as front-man of the Diamond-certified band Hootie & The Blowfish, giving an insider’s look at Rucker’s songwriting process, life in the industry, and career. 

Crown Media Family Networks is transitioning its corporate name to Hallmark Media. The change reflects an effort to more closely align with the legacy brand of parent company Hallmark Cards. The company is home to linear networks Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama, as well as streaming service Hallmark Movies Now.

Fakes premieres on Netflix September 2. The ten episode series is the story of two best friends who accidentally build one of the largest fake ID empires in North America. They move into a downtown penthouse, have more cash than they know what to do with, and then get raided by the feds. One of them goes to jail, the other doesn’t. This is the story of their ultimate betrayal, told through each of their POVs with regular fourth wall breaks. This is a comedy drama with two unreliable narrators who are both competing for the last word. 

Docuseries House of Hammer will premiere on discovery+ September 2. The series chronicles the deeply troubling accusations leveled against critically acclaimed actor Armie Hammer and the dark, twisted legacy of the Hammer dynasty. Hammer’s meteoric rise to fame came crashing down as victims came forward with disturbing stories of bondage, cannibalism fantasies, branding and that was just the beginning. The rape and abuse allegations brought against Armie Hammer in 2021 shocked Hollywood insiders and fans across the globe. This docuseries begins in 2020 at the peak of Hammer’s rise to fame. Featuring exclusive revelations from Armie’s aunt, Casey Hammer, and multiple survivors of Armie’s alleged abuse, the docuseries brings to light the dark secrets – ranging from accusations of violence and abuse to political manipulation and financial fraud – hidden within one of America’s most prominent families. Each episode will shine a light on a depraved pattern of abuse that extends far beyond the accusations brought against the disgraced actor. Coupled with a trove of incredible archival footage, it weaves together a chilling story of the dysfunction and wickedness that grow behind decades of power and money.

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

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