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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Blade Runner 2099’ Ordered, ‘Winter House’ Premiere Date, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Featured Players, ‘Be My Guest with Ina Garten’ Premiere Date, ‘From Scratch’ Trailer, ‘The Challenge: Ride or Dies’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Prime Video has ordered a new series, Blade Runner 2099, set in the Blade Runner universe. The series acts as a followup to Blade Runner 2049. The series will be executive produced by original director Ridley Scott. It will continue to ask the question about what it means to be human. The series features a future where manmade Replicants exist, often hunted for going against their initial programming. The series is the second expansion into TV after adult swim’s animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus and the first live action series. 

Winter House returns for season two with a supersized premiere episode October 13 on Bravo. Returning to Stowe, Vt., are Amanda Batula, Jason Cameron, Craig Conover, Kyle Cooke, Paige DeSorbo, Luke Gulbranson, Austen Kroll and Ciara Miller. Joining this season are new friends Rachel Clark, Kory Keefer and Jessica Stocker. 

Saturday Night Live has added four new featured players to the cast for the upcoming 48th season. Making their debut will be Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker. The NBC series returns October 1. 

Be My Guest with Ina Garten returns for season two on Food Network October 9. Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, opens her East Hampton home to friends – both old and new – for fun days of great conversation, good food and visits to some of her favorite local spots. Season two guests are Faith Hill, Nathan Lane, Emily Blunt, and Chef Marcus Samuelsson. 

Netflix’s From Scratch premieres October 21. The eight episode limited series is inspired by the memoir, “From Scratch.” It is a cross-cultural love story that follows Amahle “Amy” Wheeler, played by Zoe Saldaña, an American student studying abroad in Italy, as she meets and falls in love with Lino, a Sicilian chef. Their whirlwind romance faces many unforeseen challenges, including their very different cultural backgrounds; true to real life, it is also infused with lightheartedness and moments of humor that exist alongside the more serious ones. But when Lino is faced with unimaginable health challenges and the couple’s future is threatened, the two families come together to create an extended family unlike any they could have imagined, proving that love crosses all borders.

The Challenge: Ride or Dies will premiere on MTV October 12. This season, players and viewers will see if the seemingly unbreakable bonds between friends, family and partners survive the competition, chaos and conniving of The Challenge. For the first time ever, the series will pair cast members with their “Ride or Die,” featuring a cast of best friends, exes, and couples as they navigate the weekly mental and physical warfare together for their share of one million dollars. These relationships will be put to the ultimate test as their teamwork, loyalty, and trust will be challenged every step of the way.

Comedy special Nick Kroll: Little Big Boy premieres September 27. Filmed at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC, Nick shows a bit of his vulnerable side as he talks about getting his heart broken for the first time at the ripe age of 33, the power of mothers, his journey to fatherhood, and the trick to farting without making any noise … and much more. 

Comedy special Ladykiller premieres on Peacock September 30. Jena Friedman explores the myriad topics that affect women in the U.S. from crime to marriage and reproductive rights. Throughout the special, Jena explores hot button issues facing women in modern day America with a no-holds-barred humor making it the most charged of her stand-up performances to date. 

Iliza Shlesinger returns to Netflix with her sixth comedy special Hot Forever October 11. Iliza proves to be the hilarious and poignant voice of her generation, boldly articulating the things we all wish we could say with topics ranging from every girl’s ugly bra to how all adult men need to own a box spring. Hot Forever is forever relevant. The special was filmed at the Connor Palace in Cleveland in July 2022.

BET has set its upcoming fall slate. Tyler Perry’s The Oval returns October 11 and jumps right back into the action with an unexpected standoff. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living return for their midseason premiere October 12. Season five of Tyler Perry’s Sistas premieres October 12. After Happily Ever After hosted by Bow Wow premieres October 19. Season four of The Waiting Room premieres on BET Her October 8.

CBS has canceled reality competition series Beyond The Edge after one season. The series took public figures and celebrities into the wilderness on their own. The longer they survived, the more money they raised for their charities. 

The 2022 American Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on ABC November 20. The AMAs celebrate the year’s top achievements in music determined by the fans, for the fans. Nominations will be announced October 13. 

Manny Jacinto has joined the cast of Disney+’s The Acolyte. He joins Amandla Stenberg, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Lee Jung-jae in the Star Wars series. 

Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell will star in Prime Video’s Butch and Sundance from The Russo Brothers. If successful, the series could spawn a bigger universe of spinoff series. 

Taye Diggs will host hulu’s upcoming dating series Back In The Groove. The series will follow three women who travel to a restart hotel to let loose and find love in their 40s. The first season will consist of 8 episodes. 

Brandon Sklenar has joined the cast of Paramount+’s upcoming Yellowstone spinoff series 1923. He joins Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Sebastian Roché, James Badge Dale, Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, and Julia Schlaepfer.

Michael Trucco will recur in CBS’s new series Fire Country. He will play Billy Burke’s brother. The series also stars Max Thieriot, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Jordan Calloway, Stephanie Arcila, and Jules Latimer. It will premiere October 7. 

Tovah Feldshuh has been cast in Prime Video’s Shelter. The series is an adaption of the Mickey Bolitar books by Harlan Coben. 

Caitlin Mehner, Darien Sills-Evans and C.S. Lee have been cast in CBS’s upcoming new series East New York. The three will recur alongside stars Amanda Warren, Jimmy Smits, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Richard Kind, Olivia Luccardi, and Lavel Schley. The series premieres October 2. 

Kevin Sussman will guest star in an upcoming episode of Fox’s Call Me Cat. This will reunite him with star Mayim Bialik as they both were cast members on The Big Bang Theory. Season three premieres September 29. 

Freevee will stream a new courtroom docu-comedy series in the vein of Borat. The series stars James Marsden and improv actors who perform with regular citizens attending jury duty. 

Netflix’s new series The Days will star Koji Yakusho. The eight episode drama series will depict the events of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. It depicts the accident from three different perspectives in great detail. This is the true story of seven intense days, showing what really happened on that day and at that place from the viewpoints of the government, the corporation, and the people who risked their lives on-site, and in doing so coming closer to the truth.  It is set for release in 2023.

HGTV’s new series The Renovator premieres October 11. Marcus Lemonis, who has made a career of fixing business chaos, will use his talents to improve families’ lives and homes. He identifies problems with their home, and through a series of honest conversations and activities framed by the design process, he will provide solutions for each family’s physical surroundings and personal trials that will lead to spectacular reveals. In the end, Marcus will get these houses in order – leaving families better connected and living in a beautifully renovated and functional home. 

Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins will anchor a new CNN morning show. It will replace New Day. Lemon will depart his 10PM show for the new morning show. 

BBC America has announced that the network will air Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey, live and uninterrupted starting at 4am ET on September 19. The network will also air the special A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen starting at 8pm ET September 18. 

Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga premieres on Netflix September 28. The three episode docuseries follows a group of millennial misfits who banded together online to rescue their beloved GameStop from the clutches of Wall Street bigwigs, in a viral David vs. Goliath story for the 21st century.

Docuseries Hostages premieres September 28 on HBO. On November 4, 1979, Iranian student activists stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking over 60 Americans hostage. What was planned as a 48-hour sit-in to protest American imperialism, ballooned into an international crisis and 24/7 media event that would last 444 days. With never-before-seen archival footage and revelatory new interviews with the American hostages and Iranian hostage-takers alike, the series is a gripping chronicle of one of the most dramatic international deadlocks in American history, a deep dive into the geo-political history that led to the crisis, and an exploration of the political fallout that reverberates today. 

Reality series Dubai Bling premieres on Netflix October 27. Habibi, welcome to Dubai! Meet the social circle of 10 millionaires and get a peek into their glamorous lives, full of luxury, fashion and drama!

Take 1 premieres on Netflix October 14. Renowned musicians pull out all the stops to give a song of their choice the greatest live performance they can muster – and all in a single take.

Season two of Mismatched will premiere on Netflix October 14. Love, friendship, rivalries and drama, this season has it all! 

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

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