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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Ramy’ Trailer, ‘Alaska Daily’ Trailer, ‘Love Is Blind’ Premiere Date, ‘The Rookie: Feds’ Trailer, ‘The Owl House’ Return Date, ‘MasterChef’ Renewed, and More!

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Ramy returns for season three on hulu September 30. The ten episode season follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan and his family as they navigate spirituality in their politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. “Ramy” continues to bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the third season, his family is forced to confront having lived a life dedicated to worldly concerns – and in some cases, lies – while Ramy all but abandons his spiritual journey, instead dedicating himself to him and his uncle’s diamond business. 

Alaska Daily premieres on ABC October 6. The series stars Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a recently disgraced reporter who leaves her high-profile New York life behind to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption.

Season three of Love Is Blind premieres on Netflix October 19. Singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach to modern dating in Dallas where they hope to meet the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with…without ever having seen them. With no distractions from the outside world, the singles talk to a stream of potential love interests and when a meaningful connection is made, they propose and then lay their eyes on their fiancé for the first time. Engaged and back in the real world, as the couples plan their wedding day, they will quickly discover whether they can turn their emotional connection into a physical one before the fast-approaching ceremony. Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, this addictive twelve-episode series will uncover whether looks, race or age do matter, or if love really is blind. 

The Rookie: Feds premieres on ABC September 27. The series stars Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. The spinoff was introduced as a two-part event during the fourth season of The Rookie, where Officer John Nolan and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of Simone Clark when one of her former students is a suspect in a terror attack.

The Owl House will kick off its final three specials beginning October 15. The 44-minute specials follow Luz’s journey to save the Boiling Isles from the evil Emperor Belos and the unpredictable Collector. Picking up immediately following the events of the season two finale, the first special, “Thanks to Them,” finds Luz and her friends stuck in the human realm and willing to go to daring lengths to return to the Boiling Isles. The following two installments will premiere in 2023.

Fox has renewed MasterChef for a thirteenth season. The cooking competition series will see Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and Joe Bastianich return. 

Showtime has canceled Flatbush Misdemeanors after two seasons. The comedy series starred Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman. 

Joseph Morgan and Cristina Rodlo have joined the cast of Paramount+’s Halo. They will be series regulars. Fiona O’Shaughnessy and Tylan Bailey have also been promoted to series regulars after recurring in the first season. 

Andy Samberg’s animated series Digman! for Comedy Central has announced its voice cast. Tim Robinson, Mitra Jouhari, Dale Soules, Guz Khan, Melissa Fumero, and Tim Meadows will voice characters. Samberg, who also voices a character, will reunite with his Brooklyn Nine-Nine partner Melissa Fumero. 

Rodrigo Santoro will star opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Paramount+’s Wolf Pack. Based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, the series follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature.

Production on the Degrassi revival for HBO Max has been paused. WildBrain is currently engaged in constructive discussions with HBO Max. 

The Waltons return to The CW with the new original holiday movie A Waltons Thanksgiving set to premiere November 20. The movie reunites the Walton family as they prepare for Thanksgiving in 1934. The Depression has affected everyone, but John Walton has found a way to provide for his family through the farm and by picking up odd jobs from the eccentric Baldwin Sisters. It’s also the time of year for the Annual Harvest Festival Fair, where carnival rides, talent shows and pie contests become the center of attention for the Waltons. As the story unfolds, John Boy learns the true meaning of taking responsibility, Mary Ellen comes to understand patience and collaboration, Grandma finds that winning can be complicated, and Olivia shares her healing heart with every other Walton family member – at a time when each of them need it most. And when a young boy enters the Waltons’ world, everyone’s life is changed in ways they could never have imagined – transformed forever through love, faith and kindness! 

Rashida “Sheedz” Olayiwola has joined the cast of Disney+’s Ironheart. The Marvel series stars Dominique Thorne as the hero Ironheart. 

Jeanine Mason has been cast in season three of Prime Video’s Upload. The series stars Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards, Zainab Johnson, Owen Daniels, Josh Banday, and Andrea Rosen.

Diedrich Bader, Sara Amini, Cedric Yarbrough and Suzanne Cryer will star in AMC’s Straight Man. They join Bob Odenkirk, Mireille Enos and Olivia Scott Welch in the dramedy series based on the book by Richard Russo. 

Shaun Sipos has joined the cast of Prime Video’s Reacher. He will be a series regular in the series starring Alan Ritchson. The second season will adapt the eleventh book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. 

Timothy Olyphant has joined the cast of HBO Max’s limited series Full Circle. He joins Zazie Beetz and Claire Danes in the Steven Soderbergh series. 

Amanda Brugel has joined the cast of AMC’s The Driver. Brugel will recur in the series starring Giancarlo Esposito and Skeet Ulrich. It will premiere in 2023. 

Toby Kebbell has joined the cast of Apple TV+’s For All Mankind for season four. The alternate reality series follows a world where the US lost the space race to the moon. 

The Amber Ruffin Show returns for season three on Peacock September 30. The five episode season 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. It is a topical late-night show with just the good parts – the comedy & the celebrities. 

Fortune Feimster returns for her second Netflix comedy special, Good Fortune. Filmed at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the special expands on her confessional brand of comedy and how she’s different than what meets the eye. Fortune reflects on her own good fortune, including some big life events she’s experienced the last couple years like falling in love with her wife and the extravagant proposal she planned that didn’t go as expected, and much more. 

NBC is developing a comedy series inspired by Andy Cohen’s book Most Talkative. It will follow a fictional version of Cohen set in the 1980s at age 13 in St Louis.

Performers and additional celebrity guests have been announced for ABC’s Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter. Special guests set to celebrate Norman through speeches and comedy performances include Asante Blackk, George Clooney, Laverne Cox, Isabella Gomez, Emily Hampshire, Tom Hanks, Rita Moreno, Ms. Pat, Jay Pharoah, Rob Reiner, Aida Rodriguez and George Wallace. Special musical performances paying tribute to iconic sitcom theme songs will also be featured throughout the evening and will be performed by Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Ledisi, Justina Machado, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Amber Stevens West, Michelle Williams and more. As previously announced, Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler and Octavia Spencer are also set to appear in the special. It will premiere September 22. 

Blumhouse’s Compendium of Horror will premiere on EPIX October 2. The five episode series is the definitive retrospective on the horror genre from the company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. It revisits the shocks and scares from our favorite iconic cinematic horror moments from the 1930s until today featuring insights from some of the best and most influential filmmakers, producers, and actors working in the genre, as well as experts and historians. The series, narrated by Robert Englund, reflects how quintessential horror films have revealed and reflected the real-life scares of the world to the audience, uniting us with shared understanding, catharsis, and entertainment. 

Drew and Jonathan Scott have signed a new three year deal with HGTV. Best known from Property Brothers, the Scotts’ latest agreement includes additional episodes of Property Brothers: Forever Home and fan-favorite Celebrity IOU. As executive producers at Scott Brothers Entertainment, the duo’s production company, the brothers also will develop more exclusive home-related series and digital content in partnership with the network’s programming and creative teams. 

Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event returns September 24. Tune in for an exciting day of exclusive news, never-before-seen footage, trailers, and first looks, as well as interviews with Netflix’s biggest stars and creators. The free virtual event celebrates Netflix fandom and features over 120 Netflix series, films, specials, games, and over 200 Netflix talent.

HBO’s Avenue 5 will return for season two October 10. The series takes us to a not-so-distant future where space tourism is a booming business. While manning a luxury spacecraft owned by Herman Judd, Captain Ryan Clark finds himself in over his head when the ship is thrown disastrously off-course – turning what was meant to be an eight-week cruise into an eight-year journey. Picking up five months after failing to reroute the vessel, season two follows the crew – including fiery engineer Billie, unpredictable head of customer relations Matt, and faithful right-hand Iris – as they struggle to lead, calm, control, and, if need be, hide from increasingly unruly passengers. On earth, they’re lauded as heroes, and in space, everyone can hear them scream. 

Chucky returns for season two on on Syfy and USA Network October 5. An idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets.

Season two of CNN’s Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy returns October 9 with four new episodes. Stanley Tucci indulges his passion for Italian cooking as he explores the stories and people behind the world’s most popular cuisine. Tucci brings us on his journey to the bustling food markets and hidden trattorias of the Italian peninsula to discover the secrets and delights of its cooking, region by region. 

Shantaram premieres on Apple TV+ October 14 with three episodes. The series follows a fugitive named Lin Ford looking to get lost in vibrant and chaotic 1980s Bombay. Alone in an unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to avoid the trouble he’s running from in this new place. After falling for an enigmatic and intriguing woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love and the complications that come with it. 

The Great British Baking Show Collection 10 premieres on Netflix September 16. On your marks, get set – bake! A new batch of contestants brings their best to the big white tent, whipping up cakes, biscuits, breads and more. The series follows a group of amateur bakers as they compete against each other in a series of challenges, attempting to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills. One contestant is eliminated each week, and the winner is selected from the contestants who reach the finals. 

Ava DuVernay’s anthology series, Cherish the Day, returns for season two October 4 on OWN. The series chronicles the relationship of one couple. In season two, the rekindling of a romance is told – the love story of Ellis Moran and Sunday St. James, who fell in love in high school but find themselves reunited in beautiful New Orleans. Ellis is a former basketball player who is now a single father of two, and Sunday is a vegetarian celebrity chef on the cusp of fame. Mandeville “MV” St. James is a proud, loving, wry-humored former judge and widowed father of Sunday, and Anastasia is Ellis’ soon-to-be ex-wife and the mother of their children.

Wild Croc Territory premieres on Netflix October 12. Matt Wright and his fearless team of crocodile wranglers catch and relocate some of the world’s most ferocious reptiles in Australia’s wild Outback. 

Mystery Road: Origin premieres on Acorn TV September 26. This new six-part drama is the prequel to the award-winning Australian noir series and films, Mystery Road, and centers on the early career of broody and complex Indigenous detective Jay Swan.

The Top Ten Revealed returns on AXS TV with twelve new episodes starting October 4. The series puts the spotlight on eclectic topics breaking down the most epic bands, songs, singers and more. It is hosted by Katie Daryl, and boasts a rotating panel of all-star experts who share their thoughts on each episode’s featured subject. 

Season four of Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky premieres on Peacock September 29. Get ready to fly high and wing it in the final season. 

Ghost Adventures returns on Travel Channel September 15. A two hour special titled Ghost Adventures: Devil’s Den will air September 29. 

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

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