CBS has renewed Bob Hearts Abishola for a fifth season. The series is a love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. Undaunted by Abishola’s lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob is determined to win Abishola’s heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America. The series joins fellow comedy series Young Sheldon, Ghosts, and The Neighborhood for next season as well as dramas The FBIs, The Equalizer, and Fire Country. Additional renewals will be announced in the coming months.
HBO Max has canceled DC series Titans and Doom Patrol. Both series are currently in their fourth seasons and were able to craft potential series finales in time. Both series debuts on the defunct DC Universe streaming service.
Season twenty of Top Chef will premiere on Bravo March 9. The upcoming season, titled “World All-Stars”, will take place across the pond in London, England and will include the greatest competitors from Top Chef iterations around the globe, including winners and finalists that will face off in the fiercest battle the culinary competition has ever seen. With 29 international versions, the new season brings together 16 of the most talented, creative and decorated chefs who have competed in their respective countries’ versions of the series as they vie for the ultimate Top Chef World All-Stars title. Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen will also return on Bravotv.com.
Adult Swim has ordered new episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Season twelve will consist of five episodes. The latest feature film Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm premieres on HBO Max February 8 and Adult Swim March 12. The film sees the return of the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl. They split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer.
Season three of Love Is Blind: After the Altar will premiere on Netflix February 10. A year after the weddings, some old flames have reunited, while others try to navigate next steps in their relationships. Watch as the season three cast readjusts to life in Dallas after the altar and comes together for a birthday extravaganza. Who is still thriving and who is forced to make hard decisions about their future?
Hulu has severed ties with Justin Roiland. The news comes following adult swim severing ties yesterday. Roiland was the co-creator and voiced a character on hulu’s Solar Opposites as well as voiced a character on the new series Koala Man.
The Challenge: World Championship will premiere on Paramount+ March 8. The series brings together global champions and MVPs from The Challenge: Argentina, The Challenge: Australia, The Challenge: U.K. and The Challenge: USA to represent their countries and battle for the coveted title of “Challenge World Champion.” Joining longtime host TJ Lavin to kick off the premiere episode are global hosts Brihony Dawson (Australia), Mark Wright (U.K.) and Marley Biyendolo (Argentina). In the twelve episode season, each global MVP will be paired with a Challenge Legend, a notable veteran from a previous season of the MTV series, serving as a partner to form the most epic teams in the history of the franchise. They will help them win power and avoid elimination in order to make it to the most difficult challenge of them all, the brutal ﬁnale worth $500,000. In the end, only the most dominant will conquer the game and prove they are not just the best in their home country, but the best in the world.
Music drama series Daisy Jones & The Six premieres on Prime Video March 3. Based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the limited series details the rise and precipitous fall of a renowned rock band. In 1977, Daisy Jones & The Six were on top of the world. Fronted by two charismatic lead singers – Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne – the band had risen from obscurity to fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago’s Soldier Field, they called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. This is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers. The series stars Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Camila Morrone, Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse, Josh Whitehouse, Sebastian Chacon, Nabiyah Be, and Tom Wright, with a special guest appearance by Timothy Olyphant.
Comedy special Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark premieres on HBO Max February 11. Over the course of a hilarious and deeply personal hour, Maron explores such universal topics as getting older, antisemitism and faith, and the superiority of having cats over children – especially during the pandemic. The comedian also opens up about the loss of his partner in 2020 and reestablishing his complicated relationship with his father.
Season two of Oddballs premieres on Netflix February 24. In the little town of Dirt, James, a bubble-shaped boy, his best friends Max (a talking crocodile) and Echo (a girl who claims to be from the future) learn life’s lessons…the odd way.
Animated series Poor Devil will premiere on HBO Max February 17. The Spanish series is HBO Max’s first European adult animated series.
Extraordinary has been renewed for a second series. The series airs on hulu in the US and on Disney+ elsewhere. The series is set in a world where everyone develops a power on their 18th birthday… everyone, that is, except for Jen. She’s turning 25 and is still waiting to get hers. She’s not even fussy about what that could be: super speed? Laser eyes? The ability to plug in a USB the right way every single time? She’ll take it. Like a caterpillar surrounded by butterflies, Jen feels unable to move forward, stuck in a dead-end job in a party shop and occasionally hooking up with Luke, a flaky young man with the irritatingly cool ability to fly. Luckily, Jen has Carrie to stop her from wallowing in her own self-pity. Inseparable since school, their relationship cycles between sister, parent, and wingman. Together they share an East London flat with Carrie’s long-term boyfriend, Kash. Carrie has the power to channel the dead but feels she’s been overshadowed by her own party trick: doesn’t anyone care about what she has to say? Kash takes his power – the ability to turn back time – very seriously, but he’s not above using it to undo minor embarrassments, or moments when he says exactly the wrong thing to long-suffering Carrie. The fourth member of the flat is a stray cat, named Jizzlord by the gang, who’s harbouring a surprising secret: turns out even cats have more power than Jen.
Krista Vernoff will step down as showrunner for both Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 at the end of the season. Vernoff has been showrunner for six (Greys) and four years (19) on the ABC series.
Anders Keith and Jess Salgueiro have been cast in the upcoming Frasier sequel series. They join Kelsey Grammer and Cutmore-Scott in the Paramount+ series.
Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel have been cast in Apple TV+’s upcoming limited series Presumed. The two, who are married in real life, will play a married couple in the series. They join Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Negga in the series based on the book Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow.
Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey have been cast in The CW’s upcoming new DC series Gotham Knights. The two will recur in the series which is set to premiere March 14.
Grammy nominees Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras and Sam Smith are set to perform at The 65th Annual Grammy Awards. Hosted by Trevor Noah from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, the ceremony airs live February 5 on CBS.
Apple TV+ announced their spring lineup of all-new original series, specials and returning fan favorites for kids and families. Season two of Pinecone & Pony will premiere February 3. A Charlie Brown Valentine will premiere February 9. Season two of Pretzel and the Puppies will premiere February 24. Three new Stillwater shorts will premiere March 15. New series Eva the Owlet premieres March 31. New series Jane premieres April 14. An Earth Day special of Sago Mini Friends will premiere April 14. New series Frog and Toad based on the classic book series will premiere April 28. Peanuts Anthology III will premiere May 5. Season two of Harriet the Spy will premiere May 5. Season three of Stillwater premieres May 19.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group has greenlit a pilot for the reality series Mutual Aid Brigade. Co-hosted by Debra Messing and Shelly Tygielski, the series puts a new spin on the uplifting reality television genre as it allows viewers to not only participate in charitable activities on each episode but will also let them see the encouraging results of their efforts and contributions.
Season two of Make or Break will premiere on Apple TV+ February 17. The series returns to the world of professional surfing, offering an intimate deep dive into the aspirations, challenges, accomplishments and personal lives of the surfers who compete to remain on the elite Men’s and Women’s World Surf League Championship Tour. This season will take viewers on location for the 2022 competition season to stunning surf locations across the globe, capturing the highs and lows of the “Dream Tour,” including the first-ever mid-season cut, international rivalries and record-breaking upsets.
Marc Marquez: ALL IN will premiere on Prime Video February 20. The five episode series tells the remarkable story of the eight-time MotoGP world champion.
The Exchange premieres on Netflix February 8. If you make no enemies while trading during the peak of Kuwait’s stock exchange, then you’ve had no fun – just ask the only women in the pit. Hair permed, shoulders padded, ever-competitive mathlete cousins Farida and Munira are here to bring a new order to Kuwait’s chaotic stock exchange.
TMZ Investigates: Lisa Marie Presley: Unending Tragedy will premiere on Fox January 30. The special reveals information about the cause of death of Elvis’s only child. A TMZ investigation dives deep into the current unsettled conflicts revolving around Lisa Marie Presley’s unforeseen passing, including never-before-heard details about the money Lisa left behind and who will inherit the fortune. As for who will gain custody of Lisa’s 14-year-old twins, TMZ Investigates has the details. In regard to which family members continue a relationship with the twins, TMZ knows a conflict is brewing. The special also will bring to light the truths behind tragedies Lisa endured during her life, such as the demise of her marriage to the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, in which TMZ exclusively speaks to close friends and family who state their marriage was real, and truly heartbreaking for both parties when they decided to divorce.