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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Poker Face’ Premiere Date, ‘Blood & Water’ Premiere Date, ‘Servant’ Teaser, ‘Lockwood & Co.’ Teaser, ‘Nancy Drew’ Ending, ‘The Upshaws’ Renewed, and More!

POKER FACE -- "The Night Shift" Episode 102 -- Pictured: Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Peacock)

Poker Face will premiere on Peacock January 26. The 10 episode “mystery-of-the-week” series from Rian Johnson follows Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve. 

Season three of Blood & Water will premiere on Netflix November 25. Welcome to another year at Parkhurst High! Same friends, fresh blood and deeper waters. Puleng and Fiks search for a lost loved one – but their perseverance could be putting them in grave danger. 

The fourth and final season of Apple TV+’s Servant premieres January 13. New episodes will air weekly through March 17. The new season from M. Night Shyamalan brings the final chapter of the Turner story to an epic and emotional conclusion. Leanne’s war with the Church of Lesser Saints heightens, threatening Spruce street, the city of Philadelphia and beyond. Meanwhile, the shattered Turner family must not only confront the increasing threat of Leanne, but the certain reality that Dorothy is waking up. As the Turner family brownstone continues to crumble, questions are finally answered: who is Leanne Grayson and who is the child in their home? 

Lockwood & Co. will premiere on Netflix January 27. A girl with extraordinary psychic abilities joins two gifted teen boys at a small ghost-hunting agency to fight the many deadly spirits haunting London.

The CW’s Nancy Drew will be ending with the upcoming fourth season. The final season will premiere at midseason along with The Flash and Riverdale which will also be heading into their final seasons. The news comes following Nexstar acquiring a majority stake in the company and longtime CEO Mark Pedowitz departing the network. 

Netflix has renewed The Upshaws for a third season. The second part of Season 2 will premiere in early 2023. Bennie, Regina and Lucretia are back to their usual antics. But will new problems and trust issues keep them from holding the family together?

Apple TV+ has ordered Still Up to series starring Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts. Set in the after-hours world of insomniacs Danny and Lisa, who have no secrets except for their feelings for each other. Free-spirited Lisa is an aspiring illustrator working as a waitress, raising her young daughter Poppy alongside loving partner Veggie. Danny is a gifted journalist suffering from extreme anxiety that profoundly impacts his life. While the rest of the world sleeps, these two friends spend their long nights talking, and despite being apart, they have come to rely on each other in the hazy, heightened evening hours. As their unique relationship unfolds, we begin to realize that they may be much more than friends. 

Comedy special Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas? will premiere on Showtime December 2. Based on his popular long-running live show of the same name, this musical extravaganza will feature an original set of holiday pop music and comedy to get audiences in the Christmas spirit, all while Rogers seeks to win approval as the next “Pop Prince of Christmas.” Taped in front of a live audience in Joe’s Pub within The Public Theater in New York City, the special will also feature performances and short comedic bits with guest stars Bowen Yang and comedy duo Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to further spread some holiday cheer. 

Reruns of My Hero Academia season five will return to adult swim’s Toonami block along with the linear premiere of the English dub of season two of Made in Abyss November 5. Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun wrapped its subtitled season on HIDIVE and is currently streaming the English dub of the series. 

Prime Video has ordered Sausage Party: Foodtopia to series. The series is a spinoff of the film Sausage Party and will feature film cast members Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, and Edward Norton. Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Natasha Rothwell, and Yassir Lester are also set to lend their voices to the animated series. 

Roku has picked up season two of Chad following the series cancellation at TBS. The second season had been completed and ready to air the day it was pulled and canceled. 

HBO Max is redeveloping its Green Lantern series. Instead of focusing on many members of the Green Lantern Corps, the series will now focus on John Stewart. Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine had previously been cast as Guy Gardner and Alan Scott but are no longer attached. 

Vella Lovell has been cast in Fox’s upcoming comedy series Animal Control. She will be a series regular alongside Joel McHale. The series will premiere at midseason. 

Ella Beatty has joined the cast of FX’s Feud: Capote’s Women. The series is the second of the anthology series. She joins Tom Hollander, Calista Flockhart, Diane Lane, Naomi Watts and Chloë Sevigny. 

Rachel Bay Jones and Will Sasso have been cast in the current season of CBS’s Young Sheldon. The two will play the parents of Emily Osment’s character and will both recur. 

Lana Parrilla has joined the cast of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer. She will recur in the upcoming second season as a community advocate. 

Cree Summers has been cast in Disney+’s Ironheart. She joins Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams who will make her first appearance in the upcoming Black Panther sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Joanna Sotomura, You, Annie, Judy Ongg and Jun Kunimura have joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Sunny. They join Rashida Jones in the series based on the book Dark Manual by Colin O’Sullivan. 

Netflix’s first original series Lilyhammer will be leaving the streamer in November. The series premiered in February 2012 starring Steven Van Zandt. It ran for two seasons. 

Discussions are underway for a second season of the Paramount+ “limited series” 1923. The second season would also consist of eight episodes. Creator Taylor Sheridan is also looking to develop series in the 1940s and 1960s focusing on the ranch. 

Ronny Chieng and Chloe Bennet have joined hulu’s series Interior Chinatown which is currently in development. They join Jimmy O. Yang in the series which follows a background character in a police procedural who tries to make his way into the story. 

CBS is developing a comedy series based on the movie The Bad News Bears. It follows a former pitcher who coaches a youth baseball team. 

Season two of Murder Under the Friday Night Lights premieres on ID November 16. The series returns with more dark and deadly cases of crimes tied around America’s sacred pastime of spending evenings under the bright glow of stadium lighting. Building off of its gripping freshman season, new episodes take an unflinching look at the shocking and tragic cases of deception, obsession and murder surrounding towns across the country where football bonds communities together.

Voting has opened for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards. Hotels by Kenan Thompson, the ceremony will air on NBC and E! December 6 at 9. Live from E!: The 2022 People’s Choice Awards will kick off the night with a red carpet special at 7 on E!.

Season two of Game Show Network’s Tug of Words premieres November 14. The fast-paced game sees two teams compete to answer word clue questions correctly and pull the flag on the “tug of war rope” to their side. In round one, each answer involves changing a single letter in the word that appears on the board. For example, with ‘TUG’ on the board, the answer to the clue ‘a label inside a garment’ is ‘TAG,’ and with ‘TAG’ then on the board, the answer to the clue ‘hopefully the upstairs neighbors aren’t learning this dance’ is ‘TAP.’ With each round, an additional letter is added creating four and five letter words to solve. The team with the flag on their side after three rounds wins the game, qualifying them for the bonus round where they have opportunity to compete for $10,000. 

Season six of Gold Rush: White Water will premiere on Discovery Channel November 11. Fresh off his biggest gold haul ever, Dustin Hurt is gambling everything for the chance of a life changing payday. At the start of the season, Dustin was presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a remote claim, known as “Nugget Creek,” with the proven history of delivering gold. Dustin, believing the previous owner had barely scratched the surface of what the land had to offer, scraped together every penny he could find and purchased the claim. 

Destination Fear will return for a new season on Travel Channel November 25. Paranormal explorers Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman and Alex Schroeder level up their fear experiment in their darkest, most terrifying road trip yet. The fear-chasing foursome embrace the darkness more than ever before – physically, emotionally and psychologically – as they push the boundaries of fear and daringly spend the night inside America’s most sinister and haunted locations. 

The Judds: Love Is Alive – The Final Concert will film November 23 at MTSU’s Iconic Murphy Center, recreating the Judds 1991 Farewell Tour. The special will air on CMT in March 2023. Wynonna’s current tourmates Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Martina McBride are also slated to join, sharing the same bill for the first time ever. Additional special guests will be announced later. 

Taco Chronicles: Cross the Border premieres on Netflix Novemeber 23. The taco leaves Mexico, but Mexico doesn’t leave the taco. Across the US border, Mexican cooks keep the tradition alive and experiment with new flavors. 

Snack VS. Chef will premiere on Netflix November 30. Hosted by comedians Megan Stalter and Hari Kondabolu, this new food competition sees 12 chefs go head-to-head in the ultimate snack showdown. Not only must they recreate some of the world’s most iconic snacks, they’ll also be challenged to invent their own original snacks inspired by beloved classics. Only one will prevail and claim the $50,000 prize.

A Grito Herido premieres on Prime Video November 11. The Colombian limited series is a romantic comedy that follows five friends of different ages and marital status who come together to sing their hearts out. 

Khakee: The Bihar Chapter is coming soon to Netflix. Inspired by the true story of how Bihar’s most dangerous criminal was caught, the series follows the epic tussle between two men on both sides of the law – one a feared gang lord and the other a fiercely upright Indian Police Service officer Amit Lodha. 

Comedy special Neal Brennan: Blocks will premiere on Netflix November 8. Neal Brennan moves physical blocks around the stage in order to explain the emotional and cultural issues that make him feel like something’s wrong with him. From his complicated relationship with his dog Keith, drugs and alcohol, liberalism and his slim chances of finding real everlasting love, Brennan gives the audience an honest and hilarious look inside his psyche. 

Season two of Whitstable Pearl will premiere on Acorn TV November 28. Two episodes will premiere weekly through December 12. Starring Kerry Godliman as the titular Pearl Nolan, a restaurateur with a knack for investigation, Season Two will find Pearl in the middle of some big changes and even bigger cases including a potential kidnapping, a voyeuristic investigation of a man across the street, and the attempted murder of a ’70s starlet. The new season finds Pearl prioritizing her detective work – transitioning from being a chef who solves crimes to a full-time investigator who just happens to own a restaurant.

Netflix has renewed Last One Standing for a second season set to premiere in 2023. The relentless Japanese talk survival battle will begin again starring powerful Japanese comedy duo Chidori produced by Nobuyuki Sakuma. In the first season, comedians and talents engaged in talk battles to move on to the next stage starring in a thrilling drama with strong actors. The portion of the script was unscripted, and the cast was tasked with sharing their stories, in their own words. If their jokes don’t land in the unscripted scenes, they’re off the show – like Squid Game. Who will have the funniest story and will be the last comedian standing? 

Animated series Lookism will premiere on Netflix November 4. Based on the popular Korean webtoon, the series follows a high school student awakes one morning to discover that he now has a handsome face and perfect body. It deals with the subtle lookism and materialism present in the lives of people living in modern society. 

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

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