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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Yellowjackets’ Premiere Date, ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Trailer, ‘The Ark’ Premiere Month, ‘Perry Mason’ Premiere Date, ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ Canceled, ‘Harlem’ Premiere Date, and More!

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Yellowjackets returns for season two March 24 on demand, and March 26 on Showtime. Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, the series is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over. 

Season two of The Bad Batch will premiere on Disney+ January 4. When the new season opens, months have passed since the events on Kamino, and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places. 

Syfy’s new series The Ark will premiere in February 2023. The series takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive. 

Perry Mason returns for season two on HBO March 6. Months after the Dodson case has come to an end, the scion of a powerful oil family is brutally murdered. When the DA goes to the city’s Hoovervilles to pinpoint the most obvious of suspects, Perry, Della, and Paul find themselves at the center of a case that will uncover far reaching conspiracies and force them to reckon with what it truly means to be guilty. 

HBO Max has canceled Sweet Life: Los Angeles after two seasons. This is the latest unscripted cancellation at the streamer after they canceled Legendary after three seasons and FBoy Island after two seasons. The downsizing comes as HBO Max and discovery+ plan their merger for spring 2023. 

Harlem returns for season two on Prime Video February 3. After blowing up her career and disrupting her love life, Camille (Meagan Good) has to figure out how to put the pieces back together. Tye (Jerrie Johnson) considers her future. Quinn (Grace Byers) goes on a journey of self-discovery. Angie’s (Shoniqua Shandai) career takes a promising turn. 

Season three of Truth Be Told premieres on Apple TV+ January 20. The 10-episode third season sees Octavia Spencer reprise her role as investigative reporter turned true crime podcaster, Poppy Scoville, to take on a new case. Frustrated by the lack of media attention for several young missing Black girls, Poppy teams with an unorthodox principal to keep the victims’ names in the public eye while chasing down leads to a suspected sex trafficking ring that may have ensnared them.

Peacock’s new drama series Mrs. Davis premieres with four episodes April 20. The remaining four episodes will then be released weekly. The series follows Simone, a nun who goes to battle against an all-powerful Artificial Intelligence known as “Mrs. Davis.” Her rebellious ex also has a personal vendetta against the Algorithm. 

The new short The Simpsons meet the Bocellis in ‘Feliz Navidad’ will launch December 15 on Disney+. Homer surprises Marge with the ultimate gift: an unforgettable performance from Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli and his 25-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia.

A new season of Brother vs. Brother: No Rules premieres on HGTV January 11. The six-episode season kicks-off with a surprising twist: zero constraints on budgets, renovations or house locations. In a clash of limitless possibilities, anything goes as the Brothers max out their renovation ingenuity and real estate savvy in hopes of adding the most value to their chosen properties – a hillside fixer upper for Drew versus a beach-adjacent home for Jonathan. Throughout the season, older brother JD referees the action, Jonathan’s girlfriend Zooey Deschanel offers advice as a lifelong Angeleno, while a slew of stars from HGTV, Food Network and discovery+ arrive to evaluate the weekly design challenges. In the end, whomever adds the most home value will walk away with the coveted prize – bragging rights and title of Best Brother. 

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power announced additional new cast members for season two. Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Stuart Bowman, Gavi Singh Chera, William Chubb, Kevin Eldon, Will Keen, Selina Lo, and Calam Lynch will recur in the new season. 

Psychological reality competition series The Traitors premieres on Peacock January 12. Set in a remote castle in the Scottish Highlands and based on the wildly popular Dutch series of the same name, Alan Cumming plays host to twenty larger-than-life personalities (including reality A-listers and America’s best game players) who come together to complete a series of challenges with the objective of earning a cash prize of up to $250,000. The catch? Three of the contestants coined “the traitors” will devise a plan to steal the prize from the other contestants coined “the faithful.” 

Cartoonito has renewed Batwheels for a second season on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. The series follows a group of young, sentient super vehicles – Bam (the Batmobile), Bibi (the Batgirl Cycle), Redbird (Robin’s racecar), Buff (the Bat-Truck), and Batwing (the Batplane) – as they help Batman, Batgirl, and Robin keep the streets of Gotham City safe. The series aligns with Cartoonito’s Humancentric Learning framework, teaching children about what it means to be a hero through demonstrating the value of self-confidence, friendship, and teamwork. 

Amazon Freevee has renewed Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis for a second season. The first season’s roster of celebrity clients included Anthony Anderson, Fortune Feimster, Lamorne Morris, Melissa Rivers, Ashlee Simpson Ross, Evan Ross, Roselyn Sanchez, Mira Sorvino, and Wilmer Valderrama. Celebrity clients for Season Two, as well as a premiere date, will be revealed at a later time. 

The Voice will conclude with a star-studded lineup when Kane Brown ft. Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Maluma, OneRepublic, Adam Lambert, BRELAND and Girl Named Tom take the stage during the two-hour live season finale on December 13. Coaches Camila Cabello, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will also perform with their final artists. 

Docuseries Murf the Surf premieres on MGM+ January 15. In October 2019, the New York Times published an article celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Museum of Natural History. One of the most momentous events to take place on site was an epic jewel heist, the biggest in American history, mastered by a band of suave “surfer dudes” from Miami in 1964. The key to the operation was Jack Roland Murphy, otherwise known as Murf the Surf, whose name was propelled into pop culture after the heist – creating a notoriety that would stretch far beyond the caper. What followed Murf’s meteoric rise is a spiraling tale of unspeakable crime, murder, deception, and mayhem which, to this day, remains shrouded in mystery. The four episode series explores the tumultuous life of the man behind the legendary nickname. Featuring exclusive access to Jack Roland Murphy himself prior to his death in 2020, the series will address the blurred line between fact and fiction, faith and delusion, sanity and madness – raising the timely question of who and how we believe. 

Avatar: The Deep Dive, A Special Edition of 20/20 will premiere on ABC December 13. The special features exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the powerhouse film franchise through the eyes of legendary director James Cameron. In a revealing interview with ABC News contributor Chris Connelly, Cameron recounted the world’s reaction to the first-of-its-kind film “Avatar” more than a decade ago, his challenges making the highly anticipated sequel, “Avatar: Way of the Water,” and his plans for three additional installments. It also includes interviews with stars Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Zoe Saldana, and Stephen Lang, who describe their experiences working with Cameron and the signature motion-capture technology.

Limited series Treason premieres on Netflix December 26. When the past catches up with the newly appointed head of MI6, in the form of a Russian spy with whom he shares a complicated past, he is forced to question everything and everyone in his life. Secrets, lies and diplomatic relationships will all come to light. 

The Lazarus Project premieres on TNT January 23. The eight episode series follows George, the latest recruit to The Lazarus Project – a secret organization that has harnessed the ability to turn back time whenever the world is at the threat of extinction. George and his colleagues are the few people on Earth with the ability to remember the events that are undone when time goes back. But when a freak accident harms someone close to George, Lazarus won’t let him turn back time to undo it unless there is the threat of global extinction. Now George must choose to stay loyal or go rogue as he faces the question of: if you had the power to re-write your past, what would you sacrifice to do it? It explores our desire to take charge of what is beyond our control and is a moving story of love and fate within a gripping action thriller that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy will premiere on Netflix December 12. David Letterman travels to Kyiv, Ukraine, for an in-depth conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in front of a small live audience. 

Season three of Godfather of Harlem premieres on MGM+ January 15. The new season will find Bumpy Johnson continuing to battle for control of Harlem, with other aspirants to the throne, namely the Cuban Mafia from neighboring Spanish Harlem. Taking on the Cuban mob will put Bumpy, his loved ones, and his community in the crosshairs of not only the rival Italians, but ruthless Latin assassins and, ultimately, the CIA. Godfather of Harlem is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.

The Fabulous premieres on Netflix December 23. The series follows the brilliant and dazzling lives of millennials along with their passion for fashion and love. 

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

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