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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire’ Renewed, ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Premiere Date, ‘Bridge and Tunnel’ Canceled, ‘IN THE SOOP: Friendcation’ Premiere Date, ‘Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition’ Trailer, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Trailer, and More!

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AMC has renewed Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the series premiere October 2. A sensuous, contemporary adaptation of Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt, and Claudia’s epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy. The eight episode second season will be set in Europe. 

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan returns for season three on Prime Video December 21. Season Three of the action-thriller series finds Jack Ryan on the run and in a race against time. Jack is wrongly implicated in a larger conspiracy and suddenly finds himself a fugitive out in the cold. Now, wanted by both the CIA and an international rogue faction that he has uncovered, Jack is forced underground, crisscrossing Europe, trying to stay alive, while preventing a massive global conflict. 

EPIX has canceled Bridge and Tunnel after two seasons. The coming of age series was set in the 1980s, focusing on a group of friends after college as they attempt to take on the world. 

Korean stars kick back in the new travel reality series IN THE SOOP: Friendcation premiering on Disney+ October 19. Featuring Park Seo-jun, rapper Peakboy, Choi Woo-shik, Park Hyung-sik and V of BTS, the series gives audiences a close look at the lives of these five celebrity friends, as they step away from their busy everyday lives to unwind together in a relaxing surprise trip. Throughout the course of the four-episode series, viewers will get to see the stars and best friends relax over a well-earned break away from the pressures of day-to-day stardom. 

Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition premieres on Netflix October 12. The series is a culinary competition series inspired by Hasbro’s iconic Easy-Bake Oven, featuring skilled and ultra clever home cooks, all with a ton of heart and soul, facing off and using their most ingenious kitchen hacks to prove who can make the easiest, fastest, and most delicious food. 

Dangerous Liaisons premieres on Starz Novemebr 6. The series is a bold prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, met as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of the revolution. This modern take on a classic story takes audiences through wonder and terror, beauty and degradation, seduction and deception in pre-revolutionary Paris. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the young couple’s survival depends on their skills of seduction and manipulation of not only the French nobility but of each other.

Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester will premiere on Netflix October 4. Filmed at the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music, Hasan Minhaj returns to Netflix with his second stand-up comedy special. In this hilarious performance, Hasan shares his thoughts on fertility, family, fatherhood, and freedom of speech. 

Taika Waititi’s Apple TV+ series Time Bandits has set its cast. Lisa Kudrow, Kal-El Tuck, Charlyne Yi, Tadhg Murphy, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Kiera Thompson and Rachel House will star in the comedy series. The ten episode series is a comedic journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an eleven-year-old history nerd.

Season four of Disney+’s anthology series Genius has announced its cast. Joining Genius: MLK/X are Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron Pierre as Malcolm X, Weruche Opia as Coretta Scott King, and Jayme Lawson as Betty Shabazz. The series is inspired by Jeff Stetson’s The Meeting and Peniel E. Joseph’s The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.  

Marla Gibbs is set to appear on the upcoming nineteenth season of Grey’s Anatomy. She will play the grandmother of one of the new residents on the ABC series. 

Kevin Alves has been promoted to series regular on the upcoming second season of Showtime’s Yellowjackets. He recurred in the first season. 

Neal McDonough, D.B. Woodside and Amanda Schull will recur in the upcoming fourth season of Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star. The new season will premiere at midseason. 

EPIX is set to relaunch as MGM+ January 15, 2023. The new branding will be in conjunction with the season three premiere of the acclaimed series Godfather of Harlem. The network also announced new series including Hotel Cocaine, Belgravia: The Next Chapter, Untitled Amityville Murders Docuseries, and San Francisco Sounds. 

Starz is set to rebrand as Lionsgate+ outside of the United States and Canada. It will remain as Starz in the US and Canada. 

Netflix is set to bring Gyeongseong Creature to viewers around the globe. The thriller series follows individuals going up against monstrous creatures that were born out of human greed. Set in the spring of 1945, in the city of Gyeongseong, the series is highly anticipated due to the sheer amount of talent tied to it. 

Property Brothers: Forever Home returns for a new season October 26 on HGTV. Embracing the casual California vibes, the duo will continue to help homeowners from every walk of life unlock their property’s full potential through thoughtful renovations, creating homes families won’t want to leave. Fans also will get a glimpse into the Brothers’ personal lives, including updates on Drew and Linda’s family life. 

Season two of Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show will premiere on Apple TV+ October 7. Jack is one of Clover Grove’s most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same.

Investigative series Hip Hop Homicides will premiere on WE tv November 3. The series aims to provide an added layer to consider by taking a ‘big picture’ look at the epidemic of violence in hip hop. Giving a voice for the voiceless, TV personality and producer, Van Lathan, examines the staggering number of murders in the Hip Hop community. From Pop Smoke to XXXTentacion, the series takes a closer look at these shocking crimes, with the hope of providing loved ones and fans with the closure they seek. Dissecting the facts, exploring leads and featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with those closest to the fallen… the series taps into artists such as French Montana, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Vic Mensa and many more, who share valuable insights throughout the season. The streets were talking, but no one was listening… until now. 

Docuseries I Love You, You Hate Me will premiere on Peacock October 12. The limited series chronicles the rise and fall of Barney the Dinosaur’s furious backlash – and what it says about the human need to hate. From Barney-bashing to frat parties to homicidal video games, something in American society broke into a million pieces, and it’s never been put together again… or is this just who we were all along? 

Showtime’s five episode docuseries The Lincoln Project will premiere October 7. The series follows the members of the Lincoln Project over the course of the 2020 election and its aftermath. 

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

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