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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ Renewed, ‘Blind Empire’ Premiere Date, Michael Bishop Joins ‘Superman & Lois’, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Trailer, ‘Tulsa King’ Teaser, ‘High School’ Trailer, and More!

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HBO Max has renewed Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin for a second season. Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls – a brand-new set of Little Liars – find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe – in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars. 

Season three of Bling Empire premieres on Netflix October 5. The drama (and laughter!) picks up right where we last left LA’s fabulous & (mostly) wealthy Bling-ers… with Anna receiving a shocking visit from someone from the past. Kane books a major fashion campaign and surprisingly starts a whole new career. Christine takes Kevin to Paris Fashion Week and helps him rekindle an old romance. Is Kim relieved or jealous? Meanwhile, nearly everyone gets pulled even deeper into the feud between Christine and Anna- how can they bring peace?

Michael Bishop has been cast as Jonathan Kent in season three of The CW’s Superman & Lois. He replaces Jordan Elsass who is not returning to the series. 

Hulu’s Reasonable Doubt premieres September 27. In Reasonable Doubt, you’ll judge Jax Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law… until you’re the one in trouble. Then you’ll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets. The truth belongs to those who twist it.

Tulsa King premieres on Paramount+ November 13 with two episodes. The series follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. 

Freevee’s High School premieres October 14. The series is a story about finding your own identity – a journey made even more complicated when you have a twin whose own struggle and self-discovery so closely mimic your own. Told through a backdrop of ’90s grunge and rave culture, the series weaves between parallel and discordant memories of twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another. 

The new season of Fox’s The Masked Singer will feature an all new format titled “King or Queen of the Masked Singer.” Each episode will feature several jaw-dropping performances by intricately disguised celebrities, but for the first time ever, only one contestant will move on from each episode. The studio audience will vote for their favorite, and the singer with the least amount of votes will unmask mid-show! That celebrity will get a front row seat in the Masked Singer VIP section to watch the rest of the competition and the second unmasking. For the first time ever, they won’t have to wait to find out what celebrity they were competing against! Next, the Top Two singers face off in a Battle Royale performance of the same song. The winner will be crowned the King or Queen of The Masked Singer and move on to the next week’s episode against new competition, and the other will unmask! The three finalists left standing after each round will compete in the Semi-Finals. Season eight premieres September 21.

Season three of Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler premieres on HBO Max October 6. 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. 

Docuseries The Challenge: Untold History premieres on MTV September 21. The six episode series explores the series’ conception, evolution, and legacy, enlisting competitors, producers, media analysts, and famous fans to reveal the untold history of the greatest competition series on television. Over 30 iconic competitors and a slew of famous fans including Kim Kardashian, Vernon Davis and Lindsey Jacobellis explore the franchise’s legacy. 

LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular will air as a three night event special December 19 through December 21. Fan-favorite builders from past seasons will pair up with celebrity guests, including Leslie Jordan, Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines and Finesse Mitchell, to form teams, all working together to compete in jaw-dropping holiday-themed challenges that will make the contestants’ faces redder than Rudolph’s nose. 

Saidah Arrika Ekulona has been promoted to series regular on CBS’s Bob ♥ Abishola. She had previously recurred on the comedy series as Abishola’s mother in the second and third season. Season four premieres on CBS September 19. 

Margo Martindale, Molly Parker, Rachel Bilson and Jack Davenport have joined the cast of Fox’s Accused. The midseason series will premiere in January 2023. The series is a collection of 15 intense, topical and exquisitely human stories of crime and punishment. Each episode is a fast-paced provocative thriller, exploring a different crime, in a different city, with an entirely original cast. 

Shakira Barrera has joined the cast of Disney+’s Ironheart. The Marvel series stars Dominique Thorne as Ironheart. Also cast in the six episode series are Anthony Ramos, Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, Regan Aliyah, Shea Couleé, and Zoe Terakes.

Fox has ordered Special Forces: The Ultimate Test featuring a cast of celebrity contestants. The series will see contestants endure some of the harshest, most grueling challenges from the playbook of the actual Special Forces selection process. There are no votes, and no eliminations – just survival. These celebrities, who are so used to being in the spotlight, quickly learn the meaning of “no guts, no glory” – and no glam. The 16 celebrity recruits include Danny Amendola, Mel B, Hannah Brown, Tyler Florence, Kate Gosselin, Dwight Howard, Montell Jordan, Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Beverley Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Mike Piazza, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Anthony Scaramucci and Jamie Lynn Spears 

Docuseries Hostages premieres on HBO September 28. 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. 

Helen Hunt is set to narrate Lifetime’s new series Meet Marry Murder. The series premieres October 3. What happens when the one you commit to spend your life with, ends up taking it instead? The series explores several US homicide cases of spouses insidiously killed by their partners. Each story is told by the family, friends, and colleagues who best knew them, and the investigators committed to finding out the truth of twisted lies. With chilling storylines of romance, betrayal and greed, detective intrigue, and more, Meet Marry Murder digs into relationships that have shockingly turned deadly. The series takes a deep dive into several cases and uncovers a world of scenarios that end in murder.

Netflix’s Teletubbies reboot series will premiere November 14. The kids series will be narrated by Tituss Burgess. Other preschool series announced include which will premiere October 10, and Princess Power, which will premiere in 2023, Spirit Rangers, 

Sara Minami and Ouji Suzuka will star in Netflix’s From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke. The twelve episode series is based on Karuho Shiina’s comic “Kimi ni Todoke”. It will premiere in March 2023. 

Cherry Jones, Luis Guzmán, Hong Chau, and Reed Birney have joined the cast of Peacock’s Poker Face. The series from Rian Johnson stars Natasha Lyonne. Not much is known about the series but they join an ever growing list of cast members in the likely anthology series. 

Fox is rebooting Farmer Wants a Wife. The reality dating series aired on The CW in 2008. The series follows a group of farmers who date women from the city in the hopes of finding love. 

Will Arnett, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Bayer, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana DeBose, Taye Diggs, Hannah Einbinder, Selena Gomez, Mariska Hargitay, Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon & Lee Jung-jae, Jimmy Kimmel, Diego Luna, Christopher Meloni, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Jean Smart, Kerry Washington and Natalie Zea have been announced as presenters for The 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The ceremony will air live on NBC September 12. It will be hosted by Kenan Thompson from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Bravo’s new series Below Deck Adventure premieres November 1. Bravo takes viewers beyond the deck and off the yacht as passengers paraglide, explore caves and take extreme helicopter rides along the Norwegian Fjords. The series features thrill-seeking charter guests looking to push their limits for an unforgettable experience along the picturesque landscapes rich in Vikings history. The new crew includes Capt. Kerry Titheradge, Chef Jess Condy, Bosun Lewis Lupton, Chief Stew Faye Clarke, Stews Kasie Faddah and Oriana Schneps and Deckhands Kyle Dickard, Michael Gilman and Nathan Morely.

Gold Rush returns to Discovery Channel with season thirteen September 30. As new miners flood the gold fields, the harsh reality of soaring fuel prices, supply chain issues and the price of gold being down plague mining operations. There’s no room for error as competition increases for the best land with the most gold and the Old Guard of gold miners are forced to adapt and prove they still have what it takes. But can they? In a race between the Greenhorns and the Old Guard, who will come out on top? All Gold miners are pushed to their limits. Only the smartest will prevail during these troubling times and hit a big pay day, while others fold and are sent packing. 

Celebrate Disney+ Day with an introductory offer and special perks for subscribers. From September 7 at 9pm PT through September 19 at 11:59pm PT, new and returning subscribers can get one month of Disney+ for $1.99. Both existing and new subscribers can also receive special access to shopDisney merchandise, a Walt Disney World Resort offer, a National Geographic Digital Subscription offer, an Uber One offer, Disney Movie Insiders bonus points, Disney Parks Early Entry, and Disney+ fan favorite screenings at AMC Theatres. 

NHL on TNT will feature a 62 game schedule for the 2022-23 NHL Season beginning with and opening week doubleheader on October 12. The 2022-23 season will culminate with NHL on TNT‘s first-ever presentation of the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, in addition to half of the Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round One, Round Two and Conference Finals. The league’s biggest stars will take center ice throughout NHL on TNT‘s regular season coverage with seven appearances by the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, along with six by the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Avalanche. 

ABC will broadcast the NCAA Division I FCS Championship on January 8, 2023. It will air live from Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. 

Comedy special Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum premieres on Netflix September 13. Returning to Netflix for his fourth original special, Jo Koy takes the stage at the iconic Los Angeles Forum. True to form, Jo gushes about his relationship with his teenage son along with sharing the struggles of living with sleep apnea and more. 

Season two of HBO Max’s streetwear competition series The Hype premieres September 22. Dropping viewers into the innovative world of streetwear, the series puts the artistry and entrepreneurial hustle of up-and-coming visionary designers to the ultimate test. Tackling timed challenges for a shot at a career-changing Co-Sign, a $150,000 cash prize plus having their designs sold exclusively on StockX, the premier platform for trading and consuming current culture, the designers must create ready-to-wear pieces that balance art and commerce while remaining authentic to their vision. 

Designing Miami premieres on Netflix September 21. Miami’s two hottest designers aren’t just competitors, they’re also husband and wife. Eilyn and Ray Jimenez are making South Florida chicer one house at a time – she with a minimalist aesthetic and he with a more maximalist approach. Juggling the needs of their deep pocketed clients, their staffs of young designers, their close-knit families (some of whom are also contractors) and their relationship with each other isn’t easy, but this talented, stylish duo manages to pull it off while always maintaining a healthy sense of humor. 

Renovation series We Bought a Funeral Home premieres on discovery+ October 1. The six episode series will document the quirky journey of Heather and Arryn Blumberg and their two kids, Rafferty and Noa, who trade in big city life to buy, renovate and design a 12,000-square-foot, 1800s Victorian funeral home in the small town of Dresden, Ontario. The decrepit three-story, 38-room property, filled with meandering maze-like hallways and staircases, will be quite an undertaking for the Halloween and horror obsessed family who bring it back to life as their weird and wonderful dream home.The Blumbergs will rely on each other, as well as the help of a skilled construction crew, to pull off this massive glam goth overhaul, wrought with strange shadows, frightening noises and a shocking discovery. 

High Water premieres on Netflix October 5. In 1997, scientists and local government officials face life-and-death decisions when a destructive flood wave threatens the city. The local authorities, led by the aspiring clerk Jakub Marczak, bring in Jaśmina Tremer, a female hydrologist with a troubled past, to help save the city at any cost. At the same time, Andrzej Rębacz returns to his hometown Kęty near Wrocław, unexpectedly leading the rebellious residents. The series is a suspenseful, six-episode disaster drama series inspired by the real-life events of the Millennium Flood which hit Poland, as well as parts of Czech Republic and Germany in 1997. 

Sherwood premieres October 4 on BritBox. Two shocking and unexpected murders shatter an already fractured community leading to one of the largest manhunts in British history.

Holy Family premieres on Netflix October 14. A family hiding a shocking secret starts over in Madrid, where new relationships complicate their plans and the past begins to catch up with them. In this family, the most sacred thing is that everyone sits at the dinner table. Even the secrets.

Abominable and the Invisible City premieres on Peacock October 5. Continuing the wild and wooly fun of DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable, Yi, Jin, Peng, and their lovable yeti friend Everest discover that there’s a whole magical world out there – and it’s closer than they think! 

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

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