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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘SPY x FAMILY’ Renewed, ‘Live to Lead’ Premiere Date, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Guest Judges Announced, ‘Vinland Saga’ Premiere Date, Cecily Strong Exits ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Liaison’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Anime series SPY x FAMILY has been renewed for a second season. Additionally a movie has been announced. Both will premiere in 2023. Part 2 of the first season is currently airing with the finale set to premiere December 24 on Crunchyroll. 

Live to Lead will premiere on Netflix December 31. Extraordinary leaders reflect on their legacies and share messages of courage, compassion, humility, hope and generosity. Inspired by the iconic legacy of Nelson Mandela, Live to Lead highlights the fundamental values, daily disciplines and guiding principles that leaders employ to motivate others and create meaningful change. Guests include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, Bryan Stevenson,Jacinda Ardern, Siya Kolisi, Gloria Steinem, and Albie Sachs. The series is executive produced by Prince Harry and Meghan. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race announced upcoming guest judges for season fifteen. Ali Wong, Amandla Stenberg, Harvey Guillén, Hayley Kiyoko, Janelle Monáe, Julia Garner, Maren Morris, Megan Stalter, and Orville Peck will all serve as guest judges. Additionally, Ts Madison has been upped to rotating member on the judges panel alongside Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews. 

Vinland Saga Season 2 will premiere on Crunchyroll January 9. An English dub will premiere at a later date. A new millennium begins in the southern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. After the death of his longtime enemy, Askeladd, Thorfinn lost his purpose in life. He was bought by the landowner Ketil as a “slave” and engaged in land reclamation work on his farm. Thorfinn meets a young man there, Einar, who was also a slave like him. The encounter of Einar led Thorfinn to face the sins he had committed and began to find meaning in life. On the other hand, Canute, who became the King of England, attempted to extend his territory for the establishment of “the promised land”. This is “The Story of a True Warrior (Saga)”. “The story of Atonement and Salvation (Saga)” that lies beyond the prologue.

Cecily Strong has exited Saturday Night Live after eleven seasons. Strong’s final episode of the late night NBC comedy series aired December 17. The series will return in 2023 to finish up season 48. 

Liaison premieres on Apple TV+ February 24. The six episode series is the first French and English-language Apple Original series. It is a high-stakes, contemporary thriller exploring how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future, combining action with an unpredictable, multilayered plot where “espionage and political intrigue play out against a story of passionate and enduring love.” 

Docuseries MTV’s Family Legacy will premiere in 2023. The series will capture the hearts of ’90s music fans and take viewers on a tour of pop culture through a new lens. Through exclusive footage and brand-new interviews with the children of our favorite music stars, the series gives fans a unique insight and a fresh take on MTV’s most celebrated events and iconic artists. Featured artists include Linkin Park, Van Halen, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Boyz II Men, TLC, Biggie Smalls, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Brandy, and Melissa Etheridge. 

Tini Tour 2022: Farewell of the Year will premiere on Disney+ December 23. From the Argentine Polo Ground in Buenos Aires, Tini will close the year with her biggest show to date. The live event continues her unstoppable ascent with more than 34 million followers and over 4 billion combined audio and video streams making her one of the most important and influential global phenomena in the music scene. 

Season sixteen of Murdoch Mysteries will premiere on Ovation TV February 11. As season sixteen begins, Detective Murdoch and Dr. Julia Ogden are settling into life with baby Susannah. His innovative time-saving devices are entertaining the infant and have freed up time prompting Ogden to return to her women’s clinic. But domestic calm and bliss is far from the reality for Murdoch’s associates. Constable George Crabtree has left his betrothed, Effie Newsome, at the altar after a prophecy by his aunt foretells marrying her would sign her death certificate. Brokenhearted, he endures the confoundment of Murdoch and Ogden and the wrath of Inspector Thomas Brackenreid. Constable Henry Higgins-Newsome presumes he got cold feet and used the curse as an excuse. But then he suspects Crabtree’s aunt might have ulterior motives and enlists Effie and Louise Cherry to find out more. 

Siobhan Murphy has joined the cast of Prime Video’s Cross. Murphy will recur in the series based on the Alex Cross book series by James Patterson. The series stars Aldis Hodge, Ryan Eggold, Isaiah Mustafa, Alona Tal, Johnny Ray Gill, and Eloise Mumford.

Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will host NBC’s two hour special A Toast to 2022! December 31 at 8. Kotb and Bush Hager will look back on the year with appearances from Miley Cyrus, George Lopez, Dolly Parton, Kenan Thompson and more. 

ABC News’ House of Grucci premieres on hulu January 2. It takes an illuminating look inside the lives of the Grucci family, whose Long Island-based fireworks business has been lighting up night skies around the world with spectacular displays since the 1800s. House of Grucci tells the story of “America’s First Family of Fireworks” and follows Phil Grucci, the fifth-generation company leader, and his family as they prepare for major spectacles, culminating in a larger-than-life performance in Saudi Arabia.

Hallmark Media has inked a multipicture overall deal with Brooks Darnell. Darnell has starred in a number of Hallmark original movies such as the 2016 Hallmark Channel original movie “All Yours” and 2019’s “A Christmas Miracle” on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Most recently, he starred in the Hallmark Channel original movies “Advice to Love By” and “A Winter Getaway.”

The 2023 ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule will feature the MLB’s top superstars and a World Series rematch. The Sunday slate begins April 2 when National League champions Philadelphia Phillies visit the Texas Rangers. MLB Opening Night will air exclusively on ESPN as World Series Champions Houston Astros host the Chicago White Sox March 30. ESPN’s returning Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team will include Karl Ravech, analysts David Cone and Eduardo Perez with Buster Olney reporting. 

TMZ Presents: Lamar Odom: Sex, Drugs & Kardashians will premiere on Fox January 2. The special takes viewers on a deep dive of Lamar Odom’s troubled marriage to Khloe Kardashian, which was as memorable as his incredible basketball career. Lamar talks exclusively to TMZ, opening up like never before about his sex addiction and drug use and how it torpedoed his marriage to the love of his life and turned him into a shell of his former self. The good news… true to form Lamar has rebounded in a spectacular way. 

Documentary Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair premieres December 26 on Peacock. 16-time World Champion and 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is one of the most prolific and controversial superstars in professional wrestling history. Flair is a true American icon: from his famous “Woooo” that is still heard in stadiums and arenas throughout the US, to his influence on hip hop music. At 73 years-old Flair remains a constant in American pop culture, but who is the real man behind the outrageous persona? Finally, Flair reveals all, opening up about his storied career, inside and outside of the ring, over the last 50 years. Hulk Hogan, Mike Tyson, Post Malone, Stephen A. Smith, and Charlotte Flair are among those who join Flair in telling the tale of the man behind “The Man.” 

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

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