Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Abbott Elementary’ Renewed, ‘All American’ Renewed, Freeform Sets Premiere Dates, ‘Velma’ Trailer, ‘Not Dead Yet’ Trailer, Meredith’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Sendoff, and More!

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ABC has renewed Abbott Elementary for a third season. In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers—and a slightly tone-deaf principal—are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

The CW has renewed All American for season six. This marks the first renewal for the network since Nextar took a controlling stake in the network. The series follows Spencer and his friends thriving as young adults on the cusp of real adulthood. It brings its fair share of sexy, messy love lives, hard lessons learned on and off the field, fun college drama, and parties galore.

Freeform has set premiere dates for its returning and new series. Good Trouble will return for season five March 16. Former series star Maia Mitchell will return for the premiere episode. Single Drunk Female returns for season two April 12. Unscripted dating series Love Trip: Paris will premiere February 14. Anthology series Cruel Summer will return for season two this summer featuring an all new cast and story. grown-ish, which returns for the second part of season five January 18, has been renewed for a sixth season. 

Velma will premiere on HBO Max January 12. The adult animated comedy series tells the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and under-appreciated 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. 

ABC’s new comedy series Not Dead Yet premieres February 8. The series follows Nell Serrano, played by Gina Rodriguez, a broke and newly single self-described disaster, working to restart the life and career she left behind five years ago. When she lands the only job she can find – writing obituaries – Nell starts getting life advice from an unlikely source. The series is adapted from the book “Confessions of a 40-something F**k Up” by Alexandra Potter.

Meredith Grey says farewell to Seattle When Grey’s Anatomy returns with all new episodes February 23 on ABC. It’s Meredith’s last day at Grey Sloan Memorial and the doctors plan a goodbye surprise, while Nick confronts her about the future of their relationship. Elsewhere, the interns compete to scrub in on Maggie and Winston’s groundbreaking partial heart transplant procedure, and Richard asks Teddy an important question. “I’ll Follow the Sun” is written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Debbie Allen.

ABC has ordered an embedded pilot episode of The Good Doctor called The Good Lawyer. Airing March 6, Dr. Shaun Murphy seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in a promising, young lawyer who has obsessive compulsive disorder. Kennedy McMann is set to guest star as Joni DeGroot, the brilliant, funny and self-aware lawyer who is relatively new to her prestigious law firm when she takes Shaun’s case. Living with OCD, Joni has never wanted to be treated differently. While her symptoms take a toll on her personal and professional life, her attention to detail allows her to see cases through a different lens. Felicity Huffman is set to guest star as Janet Stewart, a highly regarded attorney and partner at the law firm with a fierce intellect and dry wit. A seasoned veteran, Janet has represented Dr. Aaron Glassman in several legal matters over the years, so he turns to her to represent his beloved protégé. But when Shaun declares that he wants Joni to represent him, Janet is forced to let Joni take lead on the case. 

ABC has renewed summer series Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck and Claim to Fame. Celebrity Family Feud will return for season nine. Press Your Luck will be back for season five. Claim to Fame will return for season two. 

The Jennifer Hudson Show has been renewed for a second season on Fox Television Stations in fall of 2023. The one-hour nationally syndicated talk show lights up daytime with celebrity interviews, topical stories, human interest guests, community heroes, viral sensations, and musical performances. Hudson uses her powerful voice in a new way, bringing fun, uplifting, and empowering conversations to the forefront, shining a light on extraordinary stories, talents, and passions. 

Syndicated talk show Sherri has been renewed for two more seasons. Sherri Shepherd brings her inimitable, authentic and comedic perspective to daytime as she offers her comedic take on the day’s entertainment news, pop culture, and trending topics with the daytime audience. As America’s favorite girl next door, her comedy-driven show will feature celebrity interviews, informative experts, moments of inspiration and amazing everyday people to create an hour of entertainment escapism.

Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong, the fifth installment of ABC’s successful Singalong franchise, with host Ryan Seacrest will air February 1. ABC is taking viewers to school, inviting friends and family around the county to gather and enjoy classic “Schoolhouse Rock!” hits that are as educational as they are catchy, all in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved series. It will feature Black Eyed Peas, Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, Fortune Feimster, Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, Julianne Hough, Kal Penn, The Muppets, Ne-Yo, Raven Symoné, Retta, Shaquille O’Neal and Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta, The stars from Disney on Broadway, Charity Dawson, Bonita Hamilton, Kara Lindsay, Michael Maliakel, Mduduzi Madela and Marcus M. Martin and more. 

ABC has ordered Jeopardy! Masters, a primetime competition series. Hosted by Ken Jennings, the series will feature the six highest-ranked, current Jeopardy! contestants, who will face off in a Champions League style event to win the coveted title of Jeopardy! Masters Champion. Contestants include Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, Mattea Roach, Andrew He, Sam Buttrey, and James Holzhauer. 

ABC has renewed Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune for five more years, going through the 2027-2028 season. This will bring Jeopardy! to season 44 and Wheel of Fortune to season 45. 

Kathryn Dennis will not be returning to Southern Charm as a series regular for season nine on Bravo. She will make appearances on the new season as a guest star. 

The SAG Awards to will stream live on Netflix beginning in 2024. This year’s ceremony will stream live on Netflix’s YouTube channel February 26. 

Wrestle Kingdom 17 features the return of Kenny Omega when AXS TV’s New Japan Pro-Wrestling premieres January 12. The weekly series delivers one hour of blockbuster content compiling the absolute best moments from the groundbreaking promotion’s most recent broadcasts. Each episode is broadcast in English and features expert play-by-play commentary from NJPW’s own Kevin Kelly, Chris Charlton and Gino Gambino. 

Harry: The Interview will premiere on CBS January 14. The one-hour primetime special features the first United States telecast of the Duke of Sussex’s extensive sit-down with ITV journalist Tom Bradby. The headline-making international interview features a lively and revealing conversation between Bradby and Prince Harry, who have known each other for 20 years. Prince Harry reads critical passages from his new book, Spare, and shares deep insight into his personal relationships, his marriage to Meghan Markle, the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and his feelings for his father, King Charles, and brother, Prince William. The original ITV interview aired in the U.K. on January 8. 

Netflix has renewed Too Hot To Handle for a fifth season. Another set of singles arrives for a retreat at an irresistible new villa, where they’ll have to say no to their natural urges in order to win big.

The fifth and final season of ABC’s A Million Little Things will premiere February 8. The group will come together again one last time in aspirational and uplifting ways as they help each other through life’s unpredictable curveballs.

The third and final season of hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga will premiere February 15. Off the release of their debut album and their continued rise to fame, we follow the Wu-Tang Clan over the course of their five-year plan as they face and overcome different challenges. While each of the members go on separate journeys to figure out where they fit in the music world, RZA struggles to stay on top of things in order to fulfill the promise he made to his Wu brothers. As money, fame, ego, and business threaten to tear the group apart, they must find a way to come together and cement their legacy. 

Full Swing premieres on Netflix February 15. The eight episode immersive documentary series follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course across a relentless season of competition – enduring a high-stakes schedule week in and week out on the PGA TOUR. The cameras will follow golf’s biggest events for the first time ever including THE PLAYERS, the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs. The documentary will give fans a chance to get to know the players through their wins and losses and witness what it takes to compete – and succeed – at the highest level in men’s professional golf throughout the PGA TOUR season. 

George Ezra End to End will premiere on Prime Video January 13. George Ezra steps away from the stage to walk 1,200 miles over the green grass and under the blue skies of the UK. Travelling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in 95 days!

Docuseries Chasing Waves is now streaming on Disney+. Shot with state-of-the-art 4K cameras and stunning 16mm archival film, the series follows athletes from various cultural backgrounds as they pursue their dreams and paints a captivating picture of Japanese life and showcases what it takes to succeed in the international surf industry. The docu-series features extraordinary pro surfers Mahina Maeda, Yuma Takanuki, Sara Kohrogi, 2021 Olympic Silver Medalist Kanoa Igarashi and Australian-Japanese surfer Connor O’Leary.

The Company You Keep premieres on ABC February 19. A night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie and undercover CIA officer Emma, who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the “family business” so he can get out for good, Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in hand – forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences. The series is based on the Korean Broadcasting System series entitled My Fellow Citizens.

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