Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Rutherford Falls’ Canceled, ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Premiere Date, ‘Documentary Now… and Forever!’ Celebration, ’31 Nights of Halloween’ Returns, and More!

RUTHERFORD FALLS -- "The New Curator" Episode 202 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford, Jesse Leigh as Bobbie Yang, Jana Schmieding as Reagan Wells -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/Peacock)

Peacock has canceled Rutherford Falls after two seasons. The series stars Ed Helms, Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh and Dustin Milligan. It proudly portrayed Native characters, a rarity on TV still today. The series also featured many Native voices behind the camera and in the writers room. Season two saw Nathan Rutherford and Reagan Wells help each other tackle work, romance, and major changes to their small town and the Native American reservation it borders, initiated by Tribal Casino C.E.O. Terry Thomas. The series is well worth a watch, even in cancellation! 

The Jennifer Hudson Show is set to premiere on September 12. The syndicated talk show will feature Simon Cowell as its first guest, reuniting the two after Hudson competed on American Idol during season three. Check your local listings to see where and when it airs.

“Documentary Now… and Forever!” is a week-long cinematic celebration pairing classic documentaries and the landmark series. The in-person, retrospective screening series will play at The IFC Center located in New York, NY from Wednesday, September 14 through Tuesday, September 20. For fans who cannot make it to the in-person screenings, a curated selection of documentaries will also be available on AMC+, AMC Networks’ premium streaming destination, beginning the same day. The new season of Documentary Now! premieres on IFC October 19. 

“31 Nights of Halloween” is back on Freeform all month long with a lineup of Halloween films, including beloved classics and recent hits. From Oct. 1-31, viewers can celebrate Halloween at home with haunting movies, including fan favorites “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride,” “Halloweentown,” “Maleficent” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” Films new to the lineup this year include Academy Award(R) winner “Get Out,” “Halloween” (2018) and “A Quiet Place,” among others.

Rob Delaney has joined the cast of Black Mirror. Delaney will appear in an episode of the upcoming sixth season of the Netflix anthology series. Myha’la Herrold and Rory Culkin will also appear in the new season. 

Q’orianka Kilcher is returning to Yellowstone for the upcoming fifth season. The character last appeared in the third season. Kilcher’s character on the Paramount Network series is an attorney. 

Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey will both portray young versions of Prince William in season six of Netflix’s The Crown. Meg Bellamy will portray Kate Middleton. The fifth season will premiere this November. 

Eiza González has joined the cast of hulu’s La Máquina. She joins Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal in the boxing series. 

Netflix announced four new series from Indonesia are coming to the streaming service. Klub Kecanduan Mantan (Ex-Addicts Club) follows five individuals struggling to get over their break ups and come together to form a unique support group. Komedi Kacau (Comedy Chaos) follows Panca, down on his luck, who has to juggle managing his recently acquired comedy club and married life. Gadis Kretek is set against the backdrop of Indonesia’s cigarette industry, the history of which is closely intertwined with that of Indonesia, this epic romance cuts between the past and the present as an estranged son honors the wish of his dying father, a cigarette mogul, to search for Jeng Yah, a young woman from his past. Along the way, these characters will confront past hurts and long-buried family secrets. Nightmares and Daydreams is a sci-fi thriller series about ordinary people encountering strange phenomena and plots will intertwine leading to a dramatic denouement. 

Human Playground premieres on Netflix September 30. Narrated by Idris Elba, this docuseries explores the origins and evolution of play across the globe, from age-old rituals to billion-dollar businesses. 

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

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