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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ Premiere Date, ‘The Bachelor’ Named, ‘Ziwe’ Premiere Date, ‘Alex vs America’ Renewed, ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ Followup Episode, ‘Tough Love with Hilary Farr’ Renewed, and More!

CRIMINAL MINDS - "Sicarius" - Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss and Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis in Criminal Minds streaming on Paramount+, 2022. Photo Credit: Michael Yarish / Paramount+

Criminal Minds: Evolution will premiere Thanksgiving Day, November 24 on Paramount+. New episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays, until its mid-season finale on December 15. The season will then return on January 12 with episodes dropping weekly through the finale on February 9.  The FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time. Original cast members reprising their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford joins the cast as a recurring guest star in a season-long arc. 

Zach Shallcross will star in season 27 of ABC’s The Bachelor. After a heartbreaking departure from Gabby and Rachel’s season of The Bachelorette, Zach Shallcross’ journey to find love will continue when he steps in as leading man. The new season will premiere January 23 on ABC. 

Season two of Ziwe will premiere on Showtime November 18. The new season will feature Ziwe’s signature sit-down interviews with guests including Michael Che, Julia Fox, Amber Riley, Blake Griffin, Joel Kim Booster, Bob The Drag Queen, DeRay Mckesson, Drew Barrymore and Wayne Brady.

Food Network has renewed Alex vs America for a third season. In each episode, Alex Guarnaschelli competes against three culinary superstars at the same time over two rounds. The competitors hail from across the United States but share the same mastery of a culinary genre, one that they have spent endless hours in their own kitchens perfecting and which will be tested in an effort to take down Alex. At the start of each battle, host Eric Adjepong presents Alex and the competitors with the culinary theme for their dishes. In the first round, the competitors can work together to select ingredients and even decide how much time goes on the clock. Each dish undergoes a blind tasting from two judges well-versed in the episodic theme, with only the top three chefs advancing to the next round and the least successful challenger sent home – even if it is Alex. The chef who wins the first round earns the right to select all the variables for the second culinary challenge, with the remaining chefs’ final plates determining who comes out on top, winning bragging rights and a cash prize. New episodes will premiere in 2023. 

HBO will air a followup episode to the documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed. The episode will feature exclusive access to Adnan Syed leading up to and following his release from prison. It will debut in 2023. 

HGTV has ordered ten new episodes of Tough Love with Hilary Farr. Hilary employs her signature wit to banish homeowners’ indecision and help them maximize their homes to better suit their needs. As a mom, business owner and life partner, Hilary draws inspiration from her extensive design experience to develop creative solutions that get families’ lives back on track. The new episodes will premiere fall 2023. 

Hillary & Chelsea Clinton will be the first guests on season three of Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Show September 30. The series showcases Amber’s signature smart and silly take on the week’s news. No matter what’s happening in the world, Amber responds to it with a charming mix of honesty, nonsense, and bowties. The series is a topical late-night show with just the good parts – the comedy & the celebrities. 

Tyner Rushing has been cast in Apple TV+’s For All Mankind. Rushing will be a series regular in the upcoming fourth season of the alternate reality space race series. 

Richard Harmon has joined the cast of The Flash for its final season. Harmon will recur as Captain Boomerang on The CW series. The character previously appeared Arrow, played by Nick E. Tarabay. 

David Alan Grier has joined the cast of ABC’s Beauty and the Beast special. Grier will play Cogsworth. He joins H.E.R., Josh Groban, and Joshua Henry. Rita Moreno will narrate the special. 

Finding Happy will premiere on Bounce September 24 with back to back episodes. Centering around the Black female experience through the eyes of protagonist Yaz Carter, the ten episode series is a dramedy about the unfulfilled life of Yaz, beginning with her unhappy thirty-sixth birthday. The season features Yaz’s loving-but-complicated family, her stagnant career in the evolving landscape of radio and a merry-go-round of unrequited love while dating in the love desert of Atlanta. It reveals over time that true happiness can only be found within. 

The first trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Dragon Prince will premiere September 22. The animated Netflix series last aired in 2019 and has been renewed through its seventh and final season.

New episodes of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys will premiere October 21. No word on how many episodes will premiere in this wave. Episodes have previously aired in Canada and the UK. 

The new season of Documentary Now! premieres on IFC October 19 with two episodes. Guest stars for the upcoming six episode season include Alexander Skarsgard, Nicholas Braun, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Demetriou, Trystan Gravelle, Jonathan Pryce, John Rhys-Davies, Harriet Walter, Tom Jones and more.

The second season of Wolfboy and the Everything Factory from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HitRecord premieres September 30 on Apple TV+. The new season takes Wolfboy to a new realm underneath the Everything Factory where Nyx attempts to lure him to the dark side. With his Spryte friends and new allies, Wolfboy engages in a quest to unite the forces of creation and destruction, and realizes that being different is what makes him special – and ultimately, it’s the oddballs and dreamers who change the world. 

The 2022 CMT Artists of the Year is set to honor Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Walker Hayes October 14. The five artists collectively dominated the last 12 months in country music, leading across all CMT platforms, scoring chart-topping albums and singles, and performing music that entertains and inspires millions of fans. Musical pairings, special guests, additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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

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