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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Irreverent’ Trailer, ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Premiere Date, ‘Ziwe’ Trailer, ‘Riches’ Trailer, ‘His Dark Materials’ Trailer, ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ Canceled, and More!

IRREVERENT -- “The Prodigal Wife” Episode 105 -- Pictured: Colin Donnell as Mack/Paulo -- (Photo by: Scott Belzner/Matchbox Productions)

Irreverent premieres on Peacock November 30 with all ten episodes. A criminal mediator from Chicago is forced to flee his life and everything he knows and hide out in a small Australian reef community in Far North Queensland posing as the new church Reverend. “Reverend Mackenzie Boyd” (not his real name) has made a mess so bad he can never go home, but he’s going to need all his considerable street smarts to pull off posing as clergy – something he doesn’t know the first thing about. If he slips up, he’s dead and, after a lifetime of crime, doing good works is not something that comes naturally. But “Mack” finds himself in a small beach town, with no phone or internet, amongst a community that is filled with people desperate for connection and crying out for leader. What at first seems like a perfect hiding place from the Chicago mob quickly becomes Mack’s home. But as he reluctantly settles into his new life, Chicago commences the hunt. The only way he will be able to stay off their radar will be to maintain the illusion that he is a Reverend. To do that though, Mack will have to appear to care. Trouble for Mack is, after all that pretending, it may just become a little bit real. 

Mayor of Kingstown returns for season two on Paramount+ January 15. The series follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. 

Season two of Ziwe will return with six new episodes beginning November 18 on demand and November 20 on Showtime. The second installment of episodes will feature Ziwe’s signature sit-down interviews with guests including Michael Che, Julia Fox, Amber Riley, Blake Griffin, Joel Kim Booster, Bob The Drag Queen, DeRay Mckesson, Drew Barrymore and Wayne Brady. ZIWE will also feature special guest appearances by Marie Faustin, Benito Skinner, Chloe Cherry, Aparna Nancherla, River L. Ramirez, AnnaSophia Robb, John Reynolds, Larry Owens, Amy Sedaris, Laura Benanti, Scott Adsit, Jackie Hoffman and Josh Sharpe along with musical performances by Ziwe, sketches and more – including unscripted and unpredictable interactions with everyday people. 

Prime Video’s six episode series Riches explores Black excellence, beauty, and entrepreneurship when it premieres December 2. The series follows the exploits of the stylish, privileged, super-successful Richards family. When Stephen Richards passes suddenly, the family’s world comes crashing down. As his business hangs in the balance, his different sets of children are about to collide as they vie for control. 

The third and final season of His Dark Materials will premiere on HBO December 5. Based on “The Amber Spyglass,” the final novel in Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy, in the final chapter of this epic fantasy series, Lyra, the prophesied child, and Will, the bearer of The Subtle Knife, must journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned. As her father’s great war against the Authority edges closer, they will learn that saving the worlds comes at a terrible price. 

Netflix has canceled Fate: The Winx Saga after two seasons. The coming of age series is based on the animated series Winx Club. 

Fox’s Housebroken returns for two holiday themed episodes December 4. The animated series will air both episodes back to back from 8:30-9:30. The series will return for its second season this coming summer. 

Starz has renewed Dangerous Liaisons for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the November 6 series premiere of the seductive new drama, a bold and modern prelude to the classic tale of love and war starring Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton. 

Netflix has pulled the series premiere of its anime series Lookism. The series is based on a South Korean webtoon of the same name and in light of the tragedy in Itaewon, they decided to postpone it to a to be announced later date. 

Joe Locke has been cast in Disney+’s Agatha: Coven Of Chaos. No word on who he will portray in the Marvel WandaVision spinoff but he could possibly play an aged up version of Wanda’s son Billy. 

The first seasons of The Winchesters and Walker: Independence will both consist of 13 episodes. New owners Nexstar did not order any additional episodes despite both series being the networks top performers. Their fates, along with the rest of the network’s scripted lineup will be determined at a later date. So far The Flash, Riverdale, DC’s Stargirl and Nancy Drew will end their series runs this season. 

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Hall take on their last project in the new HGTV special Flip or Flop: The Final Flip December 1. Tarek and Christina will take on one last project, a large duplex in Sunset Beach that proves to be one of their most expensive and challenging flips ever. Simultaneously, they’ll take a fun look back at the important house flipping lessons learned, the craziest issues encountered and the stunning Southern California renovations completed together over 10 seasons of Flip or Flop

More performers have been announced for The 56th Annual CMA Awards. Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Caylee Hammack, Cody Johnson, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, John Osborne, Katy Perry, Pillbox Patti, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War and Treaty and Thomas Rhett join previously announced performers. The ceremony airs live on ABC November 9. 

Stormzy, GAYLE, OneRepublic, Kalush Orchestra, SPINALL, Ayanna & Nasty C are set to perform at the 2022 MTV EMAs. They join Ava Max, Bebe Rexha, David Guetta, Gorillaz, Lewis Capaldi and Muse. The ceremony will air November 13 on MTV.

Nominees for the 1st Children’s & Family Emmys are out now The Creative Arts awards will be presented December 10 with the rest presented on December 11. The Mysterious Benedict Society and Sneakerella, both from Disney+, scored the most nominations with 11 nominations. Netflix’s Heartstopper and Sweet Tooth were not far behind with 9 nominations each. 

ABC has ordered a new unscripted comedy series titled The Prank Panel. The series lets everyday people pitch pranks targeting family members, friends and co-workers to a panel of the world’s greatest pranksters. Johnny Knoxville, Eric Andre and Gabourey Sidibe form the all-star panel of “pranxperts,” taking viewers behind the scenes as they help to plot and plan elaborate and diabolical schemes. The Panelists serve as mentors and saboteurs, with celebrity guests sometimes joining the fun.

Season five of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays premieres on Netflix November 18. Special guests and familiar faces stir up sweet holiday magic as judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood name the best Yuletide bakers.

Prime Video’s Three Pines will premiere December 2 with two episodes weekly. The eight episode series starring Alfred Molina, follows Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he investigates cases that happen beneath the idyllic surface of the Quebec village of Three Pines, finding long-buried secrets, and facing a few of his own ghosts.

Netflix has announced six new documentary series coming to the streamer in the coming years. Our Universe narrated by Morgan Freeman will premiere November 22. Our Planet II will premiere in 2023. Life on Our Planet will premiere in 2023. Our Oceans will premiere in 2024. Our Living World will premiere in 2024. Our Water World will premiere in 2025. 

Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas December 1. Freeform will be showing all of your Christmas favorites, including “Home Alone,” “The Santa Clause” trilogy, “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” as well as beloved classics like “Frosty the Snowman,” “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994) and more! 

Apple TV+’s new animated preschool series Interrupting Chicken premieres November 18. Based on the 2011 Caldecott Honor-winning book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, the series introduces children to the joy of creative writing – starting with a young little chicken named Piper who has a habit of interrupting storytime! 

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

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