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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Premiere Date, ‘First Wives Club’ Trailer, ‘Inside Job’ Part 2 Premiere Date, ‘Industry’ Renewed, ‘Doctor Who’ Heads to Disney+, ‘Baking It’ Premiere Date, and More!

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will premiere on Disney+ November 25. The Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn and The Old 97’s with Michael Rooker and Kevin Bacon.

Season three of First Wives Club premieres on BET+ November 17. After neglecting their friendship, best friends Ari, Hazel & Bree reunite to navigate Hazel’s public divorce, Ari’s unsatisfying marriage, and Bree’s cheating husband. Together, the women learn as long as they have each other, they’re unstoppable. Life is a journey, you can’t take alone. 

Inside Job Part 2 premieres on Netflix November 18. For employees of Cognito Inc., conspiracies aren’t just theories, they’re a full time grind. The series is a peek inside the actual Deep State, as one woman manages the chaotic office of lovable morons secretly controlling the world. 

HBO has renewed Industry for a third season. The series gives an insider’s view of the blackbox of high finance following a group of young bankers as they forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sex and drug fueled blitz of international bank Pierpoint & Co’s London office.

Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside the UK and Ireland. The new episodes will premiere on the BBC and Disney+ beginning in late 2023 for fans all over the world. Seasons 1-13 will continue streaming on HBO Max for the time being.  

Season two of Baking It will premiere on Peacock December 12. Maya Rudolph returns as host alongside Amy Poehler who joins this season. A new batch of bakers compete in a series of thrilling and hilarious challenges designed by Amy and Maya themselves to test the bakers more than ever for the chance to win some serious money and the adoration of our beloved judges, the Grandmothers! Additionally, NBC will air a holiday themed episode December 12 at 10. Maya and Amy invite their famous friends to “cele-bake” the holidays in a friendly competition to raise some dough for their favorite charities. 

FX has ordered Never Let Me Go which will stream on hulu. Starring Viola Prettejohn, Tracey Ullman, Kelly Macdonald, Aiysha Hart, Spike Fearn, Shaniqua Okwok, Gary Beadle, Kwami Odoom, Susan Brown, Keira Chanse and Edward Holcroft, the drama series is inspired by Kazuo Ishiguro’s science fiction novel of the same name. Thora, a rebellious teenage clone, escapes from the boarding school where she and her fellow clones are kept hidden from society, but as she starts living undercover in the outside world, she unwittingly sets in motion events that will spark a revolution and test the boundaries of what it means to be human. 

ABC’s new unscripted series The Parent Test will premiere December 15 at 10 with a special preview following Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration. Based on a hit Australian format, the series will explore the many distinctively different parenting styles. From helicopter to child-led parents, 12 families are put under the microscope in the ultimate parenting stress test and will share learnings about emotional hot-button topics that compare the multiple styles of parenting. The families are put through various situations to foster conversations about how each unit operates. Host Ali Wentworth and parenting expert Dr. Adolph Brown moderate these impassioned conversations amongst parents who may have conflicting opinions on how to raise their families, but they all share the common goal of raising happy, healthy children. 

Fleishman Is in Trouble premieres on FX November 17. The series is the story of recently divorced 41-year-old Toby Fleishman, who dives into the brave new world of app-based dating with the kind of success he never had dating in his youth. But just at the start of his first summer of sexual freedom, his ex-wife disappears, leaving him with the kids and no hint of where she is or whether she plans to return.

Garcia! will premiere on HBO Max October 28. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Santiago García and Luis Bustos, the action-adventure spy series follows Antonia, a young reporter who quickly becomes embroiled in an elaborate political conspiracy after accidentally defrosting a cryogenically frozen secret agent from the 1960s. Finding himself thrust into a fractured modern world, Garcia, a former pawn in fascist dictator Francisco Franco’s regime, must rely on Antonia’s help to fit in – and decide where his loyalties lie amid a conspiracy to upend the Spanish government.

Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 premieres on Prime Video November 9. The annual fashion experience will feature performances by Anitta, Burna Boy, Don Toliver, and Maxwell. Ángela Aguilar, Avani Gregg, Bella Poarch, Cara Delevingne, Damson Idris, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Kornbread, Lara Stone, Lilly Singh, Marsai Martin, Precious Lee, Rickey Thompson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Simu Liu, Taraji P. Henson, Taylour Paige, Winston Duke, Zach Miko, and many more will also make special appearances. 

Netflix has canceled animated comedy series Bad Crimes. The series was mid production when the cancellation was given. The series was to star Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus as the voices of FBI agents. 

Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium will premiere on Disney+ November 20. The three hour livestream will showcase Elton John as audiences have never seen him before, paying tribute to the icon and the seminal moment in 1975 that cemented his global success. The concert will begin with Countdown to Elton Live from Dodger Stadium, beginning at 7:30 PST / 10:30 EST. It will commemorate a watershed evening in music history as it unfolds in real-time at Dodger Stadium, giving fans 50,000+ fans in person and countless admirers worldwide, the rare chance to experience his biggest hits from the past 50 years. The extraordinary night also will feature several yet-to-be-announced big-name artists who will honor the legendary megastar on stage. 

Javicia Leslie will appear in the upcoming ninth and final season of The Flash. Leslie starred in the second and third season of the Arrowverse series Batwoman, though it’s not official who she will appear as in the coming season of The Flash. 

Jesse Williams has joined the cast of hulu’s Only Murder in the Building. He will recur in the upcoming third season as a documentarian 

Richard Speight Jr. will appear in The CW’s Supernatural prequel series The Winchesters. He will reprise his role as Loki. 

Amaury Nolasco, Santiago Cabrera, Gloria Muñoz, and Victoria Bazua have joined the cast of Apple TV+’s Land of Women. The dramedy is based on the book by Sandra Barneda. 

Grantham Coleman has joined the cast of Starz’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan. He will appear in the upcoming third season. 

Good Bones: Better Yard will premiere on HGTV November 15. Karen E Laine will pursue her true passion of renovating clients’ outdoor spaces to reach their full potential. In the one hour special, Karen will help a young couple with a baby on the way. Their yard is in such derelict shape that they’ve considered selling their home. To come to their rescue, Karen and her expert team will assess the area overrun with rodents, poison ivy and dead trees and then create a design plan to give the family a multi-purpose outdoor oasis. The result will be an enchanting yard with distinct spots for playing and entertaining complete with a kitchen, fireplace, basketball court and secret garden. 

James Gunn and Peter Safran will head the new DC Studios which includes a Film, TV and Animation Division. They will serve as co-chairs and co-CEOs who report to David Zaslav. Gunn will be involved in the creative side while Safran will head up the business and production aspect. 

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi will host the 2022 MTV EMAs live from Dusseldorf, Germany on November 13. It will air live on MTV in more than 170 countries and on Pluto TV in select territories across the US, Latin America and Europe and Comedy Central in Germany. It will be available on Paramount+ and Pluto TV globally beginning November 14.

Comedy specials Ian Lara: Romantic Comedy and Entre Nos: The Winners 3 premiere November 11 on HBO Max. Lara explores the lessons learned during the pandemic, including common problems of New Yorkers during travel, and offers some essential advice to avoid risky dating experiences. Disarmingly shy and low-key hilarious, Ralph Barbosa shares the good news about his apartment lease and analyzes the lyrics of great hip-hop classics. Gwen La Roka confesses her deepest fears during the height of the pandemic and teases her physical comedy chops while discussing inter-generational differences. 

Love & Hip Hop: Where Are They Now? will premiere on VH1October 31. The four episode series sees fan-favorite cast members from the powerhouse Love & Hip Hop franchise reminisce and relive the biggest moments from the series by hitting rewind over the last 10 years. From breakups, shocking betrayals, and most buzzed about moments, viewers get to hear the juicy background story straight from the cast members through exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes intel, while getting the latest updates on their successes today and surprising revelations of where life has taken our former cast members since we last saw them. 

FIFA Uncovered premieres on Netflix November 9. From power struggles to global politics, an exploration of FIFA reveals the organization’s checkered history – and what it takes to host a World Cup.

Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy will premiere on HLN November 5. The newest installment in HLN Investigates, a series of investigative specials on the most topical events in true crime, will examine a heartrending case that has captured the nation’s attention for the last year. 

Performers for the The 56th Annual CMA Awards have been announced. Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band are the first acts announced. The broadcast will open with a star-studded tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the ceremony will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville November 9 on ABC. 

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

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