Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Snowfall’ Premiere Date, ‘Velma’ Premiere Date, ‘Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches’ Simulcast Premiere, ‘A Small Light’ Premiere Window, ‘Death by Fame’ and ‘The Playboy Murders’ Premiere Dates, and More!

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The sixth and final season of Snowfall will premiere on FX February 22 with the first two episodes. It’s October 1986 as civil war threatens to destroy the Saint family. Franklin is desperate, forced to rob his Aunt Louie and Uncle Jerome after being wiped out by former CIA officer Teddy McDonald. Meanwhile, Louie has taken over Franklin’s role as Teddy’s sole buyer, undercutting her nephew and creating a competing empire in the process. Franklin is now faced with losing everyone he loves and everything he’s built, and coming through it all will mean out-maneuvering the KGB, the DEA and the CIA, as well as avoiding the LAPD’s fully militarized, fully corrupt, C.R.A.S.H units.

Adult animated series Velma will premiere on HBO Max January 12. The series tells the origin story of Velma Dinkley, voiced by Mindy Kaling, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. This original and humorous spin unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers. Constance Wu, Sam Richardson, and Glenn Howerton also star. 

AMC Networks will launch Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches across all five of its linear networks. BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv will join AMC and AMC+ for a world premiere event on January 8. Additionally, the network will launch a companion documentary All of Them Witches December 21, The Winter Solstice, on AMC+ and January 2 on AMC. It will explore an alternate and authentic history told from the perspective of today’s most well-known, practicing witches, as well as scholars of history and anthropology. 

Limited series A Small Light will premiere on Disney+ this spring. The National Geographic series tells the remarkable story of 20-something secretary Miep Gies, who didn’t hesitate when her boss Otto Frank asked her to hide him and his family from the Nazis during World War II. For the next two years, Miep, her husband Jan and several other everyday heroes watched over the eight souls hiding in the secret annex. It was Miep who found Anne’s diary and preserved it so that she and Otto could later share it with the world. The series title comes from something Gies said late in her life: “I don’t like being called a hero because no one should ever think you have to be special to help others. Even an ordinary secretary or a housewife or a teenager can turn on a small light in a dark room.”  

Death by Fame and The Playboy Murders will premiere back to back January 23 on ID. Death by Fame goes behind the scenes to uncover the sinister side of fame and reveal the shocking true stories behind the rise, fall and murder of some of Hollywood’s most promising stars. The Playboy Murders is an anthology series recounting murders and mysteries that intersect with the world of Playboy hosted by former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. 

Season 21 of Real Time with Bill Maher will premiere on HBO January 20. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show continues with its opening monologue, one-on-one interviews with notable guests, roundtable discussions with panelists, and its signature “New Rules.” 

Nicholas Barasch and Karl Walcott have been cast in the upcoming seventh and final season of Riverdale. The two will recur as the series goes back to the 1950s and the kids end up back in high school. 

T.V. Carpio will join the cast of NBC’s Chicago Med. Carpio will recur in the current with season which recently saw multiple characters exit the series. 

The Indian installment of Citadel will start filming in January 2023. The untitled series based out of India will be led by renowned creator duo Raj & DK (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK), who are the showrunners, directors of the series, and will feature Varun Dhawan in the lead role. Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star in the first-to-launch series within the Citadel universe, set to premiere in 2023. Additional local-language Citadel productions are also in the works, including an Italian Original series starring Matilda De Angelis. 

The SHOW: California Love, Behind the Scenes of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will premiere on Showtime December 23. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the most iconic musical performances of the year. This year’s show starred music legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent, marking a historic moment that placed the hip hop genre on the iconic stage like never before. Behind the scenes was an all-star team of creatives working tirelessly to pull together a performance for the ages.

Janelle Monae will receive the 7th Annual SeeHer Award at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards. Previous award recipients are Viola Davis (2017), Gal Gadot (2018), Claire Foy (2019), Kristen Bell (2020), Zendaya (2021), and Halle Berry (2022). Chelsea Handler will host the awards ceremony airing live on The CW January 15 from the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. 

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