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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Carnival Row’ Final Season Premiere Date, ‘Zootopia+’ Trailer, ‘Kindred’ Teaser, ‘A Million Little Things’ Final Season, ‘Monster’ and ‘The Watcher’ Renewed, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Renewed, and More!

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Carnival Row returns for its second and final season on Prime Video February 17. The ten episode season will release episodes weekly. The new season picks up with former inspector Rycroft Philostrate a.k.a. Philo investigating a series of gruesome murders stoking social tension. Vignette Stonemoss and the Black Raven plot payback for the unjust oppression inflicted by The Burgue’s human leaders, Jonah Breakspear and Sophie Longerbane. Tourmaline inherits supernatural powers that threaten her fate and the future of The Row. And, after escaping The Burgue and her vengeful brother Ezra, Imogen Spurnrose and her partner Agreus Astrayon encounter a radical new society which upends their plans. With humans and fae folk divided and freedom on the line, each hero will face impossible dilemmas and soul-defining tests in the epic conclusion of Carnival Row

Zootopia+ will premiere on Disney+ November 9. The series heads back to the fast-paced mammal metropolis of Zootopia in a short-form series that dives deeper into the lives of some of the film’s most intriguing residents, including Fru Fru, the fashion-forward arctic shrew; ZPD dispatcher Clawhauser, the sweet-toothed cheetah; and Flash, the smiling sloth who’s full of surprises. All six episodes premiere at launch. 

FX’s Kindred premieres on hulu December 13 with all episodes. As Dana, a young Black woman and aspiring writer, begins to settle in her new home, she finds herself being pulled back and forth in time, emerging at a nineteenth-century plantation and confronting secrets she never knew ran through her blood. The series is based on the novel by Octavia E. Butler. 

A Million Little Things will be ending with its upcoming fifth season. The primetime soapy drama series follows a group of close knit friends as they go through the highs and lows of life together. The final season will premiere February 8 at 10. 

Netflix has ordered two additional installments of Monster and also renewed The Watcher for a second season. The Monster renewal comes on the heels of the success of the first installment titled DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Future installments will tell the stories of other monstrous figures who have impacted society. 

Syndicated daytime talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show has been renewed through 2025. The series is currently in its fourth season. 

Disney+ has announced casting for their upcoming series The Acolyte. The series will star Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Carrie-Anne Moss. The Star Wars mystery thriller will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated. 

Fox has ordered an animated series with the working title of Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros. Brothers Mark and Hank Hoagies suddenly find themselves with no jobs when the Glantontown Hot Dog factory switches over to automation. Lucky for them, the town started a radical Universal Basic Income pilot program, giving all residents of Glantontown $3,000 per month with no strings attached. Now, Mark, Hank and the rest of their local buddies are once again kids in the summertime, overflowing with the perilous combo of free time and stupid ideas. This is a show about men trying to find purpose in a world where they’re no longer needed. The series is eyed for 2024. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the cast of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. He will play hermes in the Disney+ series.

On the 16th anniversary of the original video game’s 2006 release, Netflix announced a partnership with The Coalition to adapt the Gears of War universe. Netflix will first adapt the video game saga into a live action feature film, followed by an adult animated series, with the potential for more stories to follow. A society divided and on the brink of collapse faces total extinction by the Locust, a monstrous threat from below. Delta Squad, a ragtag fireteam led by disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now charged with leading humanity’s last stand. 

The upcoming twelfth season of Whose Line Is It Anyway? will be the final season. This is just one of many cancellations at The CW. The network canceled over ten series ahead of the current season. Series including The Flash, Riverdale, Nancy Drew, and Stargirl will be ending this season. 

CBS will air a new episode of Fire Country following the AFC Championship Game January 29. The series starring Max Thieriot regularly airs on Fridays and has received a full season order. 

Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host for the upcoming 95th Oscars. Kimmel previously hosted the 2017 and 2018 ceremonies. They will take place March 12, 2023 on ABC. 

The first episode title of the final Stranger Things season was announced during Stranger Things Day. Season five, episode one will be titled “Chapter One: The Crawl.” The new season will likely premiere in 2024. 

ABC’s comedy series The Wonder Years will return for its second season this summer. The network has a full lineup of comedy series which likely resulted in the series not finding a time slot in season. 

Eight celebrity teams competing in the new two-hour sports comedy special Pickled on CBS have been announced. Teams include Kelly Rowland and Murray Bartlett, Tig Notaro and “Mystery Player”, June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer, Jaime Camil and Aisha Tyler, Sugar Ray Leonard and Emma Watson, Luis Guzmán and Daniel Dae Kim, Jimmie Allen and Max Greenfield, and Dierks Bentley and Phil Keoghan. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the special airs November 17. 

Sasheer Zamata has joined the cast of Disney+’s Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Zamata will recur in the Marvel WandaVision spinoff series alongside Kathryn Hahn, Joe Licke, Aubrey Plaza, Ali Ahn and Maria Dizzia. 

Omar J. Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito and Jorge Garcia have been cast in HBO Max’s upcoming series How to Be a Bookie. They join Sebastian Maniscalco in the Chuck Lorre comedy series. 

Clémence Poésy and Adam Nagaitis have been cast in the upcoming AMC series The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. They join Norman Reedus reprising his role of Daryl from The Walking Dead. The spinoff series will premiere in 2023. 

Dave Foley has joined the cast of FX’s upcoming fifth season of Fargo. He joins Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, and Richa Moorjani. David Rysdahl, Sam Spruell, Jessica Pohly and Nick Gomez. 

Lionel Richie is set to receive the prestigious Icon Award at the 2022 American Music Awards. Hosted by Wayne Brady, the ceremony airs live on ABC November 20 on ABC. 

Sam Miller will direct the upcoming Showtime drama series A Gentleman in Moscow. The limited series is an adaptation of the novel by Amor Towles. The series stars Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past places him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol, threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love. 

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports will exclusively present the seventh edition of the premier live golf event series Capital One’s The Match, featuring four of the most accomplished golfers in the world – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Woods and McIlroy will team up to face Thomas and Spieth under the lights in a 12-hole competition Decmember 10, from Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida. Coverage will air on TNT, starting at 6 with simulcasts available on TBS, truTV and HLN.

Prime Video’s new series Mammals premieres November 11 with all six episodes. Revelations and secrets come to light as the complexity of modern marriage and fidelity are exposed. In a world of 8 billion, what happens after we’ve found “the one?” Can we stay true to the promises we strive to keep when, after all, aren’t we all just Mammals? The series stars James Corden and Sally Hawkins. 

HBO’s docuseries Branson premieres December 1. Sixteen days before Richard Branson is scheduled to make a potentially historic flight as the first passenger to reach space in his own spacecraft in July 2021, the billionaire entrepreneur sits down for a conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Chris Smith, in light of the risk that lies ahead. Smith ultimately takes us on an expansive and intimate 70-year journey, from Branson’s upbringing as the son of a spirited, tough-love mother in Britain, to his pursuits of extreme, personal daredevilry that serve both to grow his businesses’ brands and feed his insatiable, lifelong thirst for high-stakes adventure. With added insight from family members, business associates, and journalists, and illustrated by decades of archival and home video footage, the four episode series reveals the ups and downs of a man driven by risk taking in both his business and personal life, reflecting on the costs and rewards of his lifelong, relentless optimism and boundary-pushing. 

Behind Every Star will premiere on Netflix November 7. Agents at a talent management firm tackle strong personalities and office politics while keeping their celebrity clients happy and helping them shine.

Hot Skull premieres on Netflix December 2. In a dystopian world, as an epidemic spreads through verbal communication, a tyrannical institution pursues a linguist immune to the disease.

The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House premieres on Netflix January 12. Set in the geisha district of Kyoto, this series follows Sumire, a maiko (apprentice geisha) and Kiyo, a cook at the maiko house where they live, and tells a story of their daily lives through delicious food. The series is based on the manga “Maiko-san Chi No Makanai-san” by Aiko Koyama.

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

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