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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Lopez vs. Lopez’ Full Season Order, ‘Surface’ Renewed, ‘The Midnight Club’ Canceled, ‘Craig of the Creek’ To End, ‘Dance Monsters’ Trailer, Keke Palmer Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’, and More!

LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ -- Season: Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Shively as Quinten, Mayan Lopez as Maya, George Lopez as George, Selenis Leyva as Rosie -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

NBC has ordered a full season of freshman comedy Lopez vs. Lopez. The nine episodes ordered brings the series total to 22 episodes. George Lopez is back in primetime and this time he’s bringing his real-life daughter, Mayan. This hilarious and heartwarming comedy tells the story of a working-class old-school Latino who moves in with his modern Gen Z daughter as they rebuild their dysfunctional relationship one argument at a time. It’s old vs. new, father vs. daughter, Lopez vs Lopez. 

Apple TV+ has renewed Surface for a second season. The psychological thriller stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Sophie, a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss, believed to be a result of a suicide attempt. Returning to her hometown of London, season two will find Sophie rediscovering the unfinished relationships that have haunted her memories – as she finds out where she really came from, and what made her the flawed person she was. But the mess she left behind in San Francisco will catch up with her, as Sophie discovers once and for all, you can never outrun your past. 

Netflix has canceled The Midnight Club after one season. The series was an adaptation of the book by Christopher Pike. The ten episode season took place at a hospice with a mysterious history. The eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond.

Craig of the Creek will be ending with the upcoming fifth season. The Cartoon Network series will finish with 181 episodes plus a movie. Seven additional episodes were written, but the final season was cut short following the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. 

Dance Monsters premieres on Netflix December 16. In this eight episode feel-good competition hosted by Ashley Roberts, amateur dancers disguised as motion capture monsters bring their best moves, hoping to wow our panel of judges and win $250,000. Ne-Yo, Lele Pons and Ashley Banjo serve as judges.

Keke Palmer is hosting Saturday Night Live December 3. SZA will perform as the musical guest. Two more episodes will air this month, before the new year, hosted by Steve Martin and Martin Short December 10 and Austin Butler December 17. 

Paradise PD returns for season four on Netflix December 16. Without a functioning police force, the town faces threats from scheming billionaires, vindictive artists, backstabbing AI and more.

HBO has canceled Los Espookys after two seasons. The series followed a group of friends who turn their shared passion for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to clients who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just a part of daily life. 

BattleBots returns for a new season on Discovery Channel January 5. Featuring 50 teams from across the globe, sparks fly and robots die in the iconic BattleBox arena at Caesars Entertainment Studios as teams vie for the sports top prize: The Giant Nut. Wielding ever more lethal weapons and upgraded hardware, this year’s elite bots will face their most grueling test as, for the first time, all teams will complete a predetermined four-fight qualifying season. Also, for the first time, all teams’ full fight schedules will be released prior to the start of the World Championship VII qualifying rounds. BattleBot‘s ever expanding, rabid fanbase can now look forward to more fights, more strategy, and more destruction as season long “live tracking” of results and standings are enabled thru these format changes. 

Netflix has renewed Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight for a second season. The series sees Jack Black return to voice the character Po from the Kung Fu Panda film franchise. When a mysterious pair of weasels set their sights on a collection of four powerful weapons, Po must leave his home to embark on a globe-trotting quest for redemption and justice that finds him partnered up with a no-nonsense English knight named Wandering Blade voiced by Rita Ora. Together, these two mismatched warriors set out on an epic adventure to find the magical weapons first and save the world from destruction – and they may even learn a thing or two from each other along the way. 

Kate Dickie has been cast in the upcoming second season of Disney+’s Loki. The Marvel series stars Tom Hiddleston reprising his role of Loki from the movies. The series also stars Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Eugene Cordero, Tara Strong and Rafael Casal. 

Apple TV+ has previewed some of the biggest titles currently on Apple TV+ and coming in 2023. They include Ted Lasso, CODA, Spirited, Causeaway, Masters of the Air, Shrinking, Tetris, Sharper, Wool, Hello Tomorrow!, and many more. 

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

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