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The Mysterious Benedict Society returns for season two with a two episode premiere October 26. The series is based on the book series by Trenton Lee Stewart. This season, Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance, the four gifted orphans who were recruited by the eccentric Mr. Benedict, embark on another mission to save the world from the nefarious plans of his twin brother Dr. L.D. Curtain. When the kids discover that Mr. Benedict and Number Two have been kidnapped, they must piece together the riddles and clues within a perilous scavenger hunt set by Mr. Benedict to foil Curtain’s latest scheme. Relying on only their wits, intellect, and empathy, the charming group of misfits embark on a globe-trotting adventure by air, land, sea and pie truck, calling upon their special skills to solve the mysteries and rescue their lost comrades. Along the way, the kids experience the growing pains that come along with being part of their new “found family”, while remaining true to their unique selves. In the process, they discover what true happiness really means. 

Prime Video’s The English premieres November 11. The six episode limited series will premiere all at once. The series is an epic chase Western that takes the core themes of identity and revenge to tell a uniquely compelling parable on race, power, and love. An aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke, and a Pawnee ex-cavalry scout, Eli Whipp, come together in 1890 middle America to cross a violent landscape built on dreams and blood. Both of them have a clear sense of their destiny, but neither is aware that it is rooted in a shared past. They must face increasingly terrifying obstacles that will test them to their limits, physically and psychologically. But as each obstacle is overcome, it draws them closer to their ultimate destination – the new town of Hoxem, Wyoming. It is here, after an investigation by the local sheriff Robert Marshall and young widow Martha Myers into a series of bizarre and macabre unsolved murders, that the full extent of their intertwined history will be truly understood, and they will come face-to-face with the future they must live. 

The CW’s All American: Homecoming returns for its second season October 19. The All American spinoff series is a young adult sports drama set against the backdrop of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) experience at Bringston University, where Black excellence is a way of life. The series follows Simone, a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills who is trying to fight her way back to great after some time away from the court, and Damon, an elite baseball player from Chicago who is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. After Simone’s aunt Amara Patterson, a journalism teacher and activist, exposes a scandal that threatens to derail the school’s beloved baseball program, new coach Marcus Turner is determined to bring a championship back to Bringston the honest way — with Damon’s help. Damon will adjust to his new normal with fellow baseball player and childhood friend JR by his side. Meanwhile, as Simone struggles to find her footing, she will get a little guidance from Thea, the super-competitive queen bee of the Bringston tennis team, and Keisha, the school’s unofficial mayor, who will help Simone learn how to live her best life. As they contend with the high stakes of college sports, Simone and Damon will also navigate the highs, lows, and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious HBCU.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premieres on Bravo September 28. Returning for season three are Housewives Lisa Barlow, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks, Whitney Rose and Jen Shah. Joining this season as friends are Danna Bui-Negrete, Angie Harrington and Angie Katsanevas.

Season three of All Creatures Great and Small premieres on PBS January 8. Transport yourself back to the Yorkshire Dales once again with James, Siegfried Farnon, Tristan Farnon, Helen Alderson, Mrs. Hall, and more. The acclaimed ensemble includes Nicholas Ralph, Samuel West, Callum Woodhouse, Anna Madeley and Rachel Shenton, Patricia Hodge and others.

Alex Moffat and Melissa Villaseñor will be departing Saturday Night Live ahead of the upcoming 48th season. Featured player Aristotle Athari will also not return for the new season after one season. Moffat and Villaseñor joined the series as featured players in 2016 before being upped to regulars in 2018. Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney each announced their departures ahead of the 27th season finale. 

Netflix’s limited series Boy Swallows Universe will star Travis Fimmel as Lyle Orlik, Simon Baker as Robert Bell, and Phoebe Tonkin as Frances Bell. The roles of the young Eli and Gus Bell will be played by Felix Cameron appearing as Eli Bell, and Lee Tiger Halley as Gus Bell. The eight episode series is an adaptation of Trent Dalton’s novel. 

Carla Gugino will star in HBO Max’s upcoming new series The Girls on the Bus. She joins Melissa Benoist, Natasha Behnam and Christina Elmore in the series based on a chapter from the book Chasing Hillary by Amy Chozick. 

Sebastian Roché will recur on Paramount+’s upcoming Yellowstone spinoff series 1923. The series stars Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford. 

Jaime Ray Newman, Noah Emmerich, John Doman, Chris Brochu, and Breton Edwards Allen will recur on Apple TV+’s The Big Cigar. The six episode limited series stars André Holland. 

Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings returns for a new season on Discovery Channel Spetember 19. America’s fastest street racers are back, and the stakes are higher than ever with 15 events, souped-up cars, and new drivers taking the wheel to win the ultimate prize of $900K. Fans cheer on their favorite drivers from the sidelines as they compete across the country from Florida, Virginia, to the New England area and beyond for louder callouts, riskier racing, and more full throttle thrills all in the name to be crowned winner. But as two-time reigning champion Ryan Martin returns to the track to keep his winning-streak alive, competitors like Lizzy Musi, Kye Kelley, Justin Swanstrom, Daddy Dave, and Disco Dean all have one goal in mind: to finally dethrone the golden boy and to win the ultimate championship trophy. 

Roku Recommends returns for season two on Roku September 1. In weekly 15-minute episodes, the series uses exclusive Roku data to help users discover new shows and hidden gems on the platform. Maria Menounos and Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins  return as hosts. 

Arabic dramedy series The Cage premieres on Netflix September 23. The light-hearted Kuwaiti show stars several beloved Kuwaiti stars including Khaled Ameen, Hussain AlMahdi, Rawan Mahdi, Lamya Tareq and Hessah AlNabhan, showcasing more stories from the Arab world to global audiences. Khaled Ameen plays a social counselor who is working with a married couple, played by Hussain AlMahdi and Rawan Mahdi, to address their differences and better understand each other’s perspective to save their marriage. While the counselor is helping them reconnect, he’s facing his struggles in his personal life, too. Following the couple and the evolution of their relationship across 10 years, the 8 episode dramedy is a fresh take on tackling marital challenges in Arab drama, in a lighthearted and relatable way. 

Amazon Freevee brings back The Suze Orman Show with an exclusive licensing deal to bring back all 14 seasons of the series. Starting September 1, 207 episodes of the 592 episode library will be released, with more episodes of series rolling out each month until the end of the year. 

ESPN’s Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli returns for a second season September 12. The series features its off-the-cuff commentary, authentic reactions, entertaining facial expressions and treasure trove of guests. 

Season two of Jamtara premieres on Netflix September 23. The new season weaves in old rivalries with new characters, bringing things to a head as Gudiya takes on Brajesh. Based on true-crime incidents, the series brought unprecedented awareness to phishing scams in the country. With cyber crime more widespread, the series promises to bring in how the young scamsters have innovated and diversified phishing in Jamtara, finding themselves up against a wall. In the face of insurmountable odds, politics, and an unquenchable want of power, Sunny Mondal, his older cousin Rocky, and Gudiya bring the fight to local politician, Brajesh Bhaan. 

Competition reality series Who Likes My Follower premieres on Netflix September 8. Three successful influencers each coach a follower as they narrow down a field of dating prospects, hoping to trade digital likes for real-life love. When you get the right advice from the right person, love can be a super hit. 

Laverne Cox goes deep with Melanie Lynskey, Nicole Byer and Sheryl Lee Ralph on E!’s If We’re Being Honest with Laverne Cox Emmys special. Spotlighting trendsetters, tastemakers and those making an impact in the Hollywood community, the series is set to kick off on September 5 with a special Emmys edition featuring nominees Melanie Lynskey, Nicole Byer and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The trio of sit-downs will dive deep into each of the actress’ careers, the landscape of representation and more. 

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

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