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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Kindred’ Trailer, ‘First Love’ Trailer, ‘Hunters’ Final Season Premiere Date, Len Goodman Exiting ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Celebrities Announced for ‘Baking It’ Holiday Special, and More!

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Kindred will premiere on hulu December 13. The FX series will premiere all episodes at once. 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. 

Netflix’s First Love premieres November 24. The series is crafted through inspiration from two songs by Hikaru Utada: the 1999 smash hit and musical gem “First Love,” and “Hatsukoi,” released 19 years later. The story follows a couple retracing their memories of their unforgettable first love over the course of more than 20 years and spanning three decades: the late ’90s, the 2000s, and the present. 

Season two of Prime Video’s Hunters will premiere January 13. The second season will also be the final season. The alternate history Nazi hunting series stars Al Pacino, Logan Lerman and Jerrika Hinton. 

Head judge Len Goodman will be stepping down following the current 31st season. Goodman cites a desire to spend more time with his grandchildren and family back in Britain as the reason for his departure. Original judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli and newer judge Derek Hough will likely continue as judges in the already renewed 32nd season on Disney+. 

Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Nicole Richie & JB Smoove join Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler on NBC’s star-studded Baking It holiday special. The four will “cele-bake” the holidays and raise some dough for their favorite charities. Maya and Amy will keep their friends on their toes with thrilling twists throughout the episode. The episode will air December 12, the same day season two of Baking It premieres on Peacock. 

Season three of Syfy’s Resident Alien will consist of eight episodes. The series was initially renewed for a third season of twelve episodes. The news comes following the second half of season two ratings being down from the first half of the season. 

Love Without Borders premieres on Bravo November 30. The series follows five Americans – Aaron Motacek, Danna Richards, Philip Michael Thomas Jr., Naeem Thompson and Gurleen Virk – who put it all on the line for love. All have come to the realization they’re stuck in a rut and must change how they’re looking for a mate as well as where they’re looking. The love they long for and life they’ve always wanted could be waiting for them on the other side of the globe. With the help of relationship expert Arica Angelo, the excited singles pack their bags at a moment’s notice, grab their passports and fly to a destination that’s not revealed until they’re at the airport. The stakes are high and nerves are frayed as they each realize they will not speak with – or even see a photo of – their match before leaving the States. The adventure begins when they arrive at the destinations to finally meet their match. That’s when things get real and the journey to love truly begins – drama and all. 

Docuseries Unveiled: Surviving La Luz del Mundo will premiere on HBO December 6. The series explores the horrifying, yet relatively unknown story of the Christian church La Luz del Mundo (LLDM) and the sexual abuse that scores of members, many of them minors, say they have suffered at the hands of its successive leaders, known as the “Apostles.” Told from the point of view of the survivors who met on Reddit to share their stories of abuse, the series chronicles the history of one of the most powerful religious groups not only in Mexico where it was founded, but also in the United States, while giving voice to the men and women who were brave enough to stand up and call out the heinous crimes. 

Former First Lady Michelle Obama joins Tamron Hall for a daytime exclusive interview November 21. The candid one-on-one conversation will cover the recent release of Obama’s new book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times,” a follow-up to her critically acclaimed, No. 1 bestselling memoir, “Becoming,” and will go behind the scenes on her return to life on tour. This will be Obama’s second appearance on the nationally syndicated show. 

Nominees for The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards have been announced and topping this year’s list are Beyoncé (9), Kendrick Lamar (8), Adele (7), Brandi Carlile (7), Mary J. Blige (6), DJ Khaled (6), Future (6), Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant (6), Randy Merrill (6) and Harry Styles (6). With this year’s nominations, Beyoncé and JAY-Z are now tied as the most-nominated artists in GRAMMY history, with 88. The ceremony will air live on CBS February 5. 

Comedy special Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder premieres on HBO December 10. In her first HBO stand-up comedy special, comedian and actress Atsuko Okatsuka brings her brand of ingenious, offbeat storytelling to the Elsewhere stage in Brooklyn, New York where she dishes on the futile art of impressing teenagers, attending a “Magic Mike Live” show with her grandmother, and the alarming reactions that she and her husband had to the unwanted presence of an intruder. 

Single’s Inferno 2 will premiere on Netflix December 13. A new cast of singles comes together on a remote island seeking love. Who will find that special someone and make their escape to a luxurious getaway?

The ABC News docuseries Grails premieres on hulu December 14. The six-part series profiles entrepreneurs Earl Cooper and Olajuwon Ajanaku, former Morehouse College golf champions who created the lifestyle brand Eastside Golf to promote diversity on the golf course. The series follows the two young Black creators who strike a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with Nike, Inc.’s Jordan Brand in designing an innovative line of golf sneakers and apparel to be worn on and off the course. Their brand, Eastside Golf, is epitomized by a logo of a Black golfer, a unique insignia that they hope will disrupt the industry by authentically inspiring a community to break down barriers, aspire for excellence, and create a future where we all belong. 

Season two of Last Chance U: Basketball premieres on Netflix December 13. The eight episode season gives viewers another honest, gritty look inside the world of community college basketball. The series picks up a year after COVID caused an abrupt and emotional end to ELAC’s championship run in 2020. Head coach John Mosley is eager to get back on the court with an almost entirely new roster of Huskies, including talented but troubled D1 level athletes looking for a last opportunity to make it. Off the court, players get vulnerable sharing their personal struggles of family instability, mental health, homlessness, and more.

Tis the Season: The Holidays on Screen will premiere on CNN November 27. It is a panoramic celebration of the beloved genre of holiday films and television specials. Featuring decades of rich archival footage and lively interviews with notable celebrities, directors, producers, film critics, historians and pop culture experts, this two-hour special unwraps the most memorable and festive moments on screen and explores why these projects continue to delight audiences, no matter what age. 

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

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