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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special’ Premiere Date, ‘The Glory’ Trailer, ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ and ‘Vampire Academy’ Canceled, ‘The Neighborhood’ Renewed, ‘The Mosquito Coast’ Canceled, and More!

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Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special will premiere on HBO Max February 9. As Harley goes to obsessive lengths to ensure that her first Valentine’s Day with Ivy is the best ever, Bane’s efforts to impress an unexpected date go horribly awry. Meanwhile, after an unfortunate online dating encounter, Clayface engages in some self-love.

The Glory Part 2 premieres on Netflix March 10. Years after surviving horrific abuse in high school, a woman puts an elaborate revenge scheme in motion to make the perpetrators pay for their crimes.

Peacock has canceled One Of Us Is Lying and Vampire Academy. One Of Us Is Lying aired two seasons while Vampire Academy aired one on the streamer. Vampire Academy creator Julie Plec confirmed the series is being shopped in an effort to save it. 

CBS has renewed comedy series The Neighborhood for season six. The series stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. Dave Johnson is a good-natured, professional conflict negotiator. When his wife, Gemma, gets a job as a school principal in L.A., they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. Their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block. However, Calvin’s gracious wife, Tina, rolls out the welcome wagon; their chipper younger son, Marty, thinks the Johnsons could be good for the community; and their older son, Malcolm, finds Dave may finally be someone who understands him. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home. 

Apple TV+ has canceled The Mosquito Coast after two seasons. The series is based on the book by Paul Theroux and starred his nephew Justin Theroux. 

The CW has set premiere dates for its new and returning alternative series. Whose Line Is It Anyway? returns for season twelve March 31 at 9. New series The Great American Joke Off will follow March 31 at 9:30. Season three of Mysteries Decoded will premiere April 2 at 8. Totally Weird and Funny will premiere April 8 at 9. 

Season three of Party Down premieres on Starz February 24. Ten years later, most of the Party Down catering team have moved on, including actor/bartender Henry Pollard (Adam Scott). After a surprise reunion, the gang find themselves once again stoically enduring the procession of random parties and oddball guests all over Los Angeles. Scott reprises his role alongside original cast members Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally. Previously announced new cast members joining in on the fun include Jennifer Garner, Tyrel Jackson Williams, and Zoë Chao. James Marsden is set to recur as a guest star. The first two seasons of Party Down debuted on Starz in 2009 and 2010.

TBS has canceled Rat In The Kitchen after one season. Hosted by Natasha Leggero and Chef Ludo Lefebvre, the series followed a mix of professional chefs and passionate home cooks who compete in a series of creative cooking challenges, earning cash in their bank for every dish that impresses judge Chef Ludo Lefebvre. But they’ll have to avert the meddling of an undercover rat determined to sabotage the dishes and undermine their chances at victory. 

An awards season special episode of The Greatest @Home Videos will premiere February 17 on CBS. Cedric the Entertainer hosts an awards season-themed special, “The Cedys,” in which he shares the best, most hilarious and cringe-worthy viral videos in awards show history.

Apple TV+ has acquired French-Japanese drama series Drops of God. The series is adapted from the Japanese manga series of the same name created and written by Tadashi Agi, with artwork by Shu Okimoto. The eight episode series finds the world of gastronomy and fine wines in mourning as Alexandre Léger, creator of the famous Léger Wine Guide and emblematic figure in oenology, has just passed away at his home in Tokyo at the age of 60. He leaves behind a daughter, Camille (Geffrier), who lives in Paris and hasn’t seen her father since her parents separated when she was nine years old. When Camille flies to Tokyo and Léger’s will is read, she discovers that her father has left her an extraordinary wine collection – the greatest collection in the world according to the experts. But, to claim the inheritance, Camille must compete with a brilliant young oenologist, Issei Tomine (Yamashita), who her father took under his wing and is referred to in Léger’s will as his “spiritual son.” But is his connection to Issei only spiritual? 

Rita Volk, Judy Reyes, Jack Davenport, Annika Boras, and Sandra Andreis have joined the cast of Dr. Death. They will each recur in the upcoming second season based on the Wondery podcast season titled “Miracle Man.”

Onyx Collective is developing drama series Sheba. The series explores the rise to power of the first queen on the continent of Africa as she seeks to unite the nation we now know as Ethiopia, making it one of the richest, most formidable kingdoms in the world. Inspired by true events, we follow Makeda into a world of danger, deceit and political intrigue as she is forced to step into a role that no one, including her, ever imagined as the Queen of Sheba. 

The Venery of Samantha Bird has added seven new cast members. Finn Jones, Francesca Reale, Embeth Davidtz, Brenda Strong, Adam Faison, Tyrone Marshall Brown, Shalini Bathina will all play series regulars. They join Katherine Langford in the eight episode Starz series.

Unscripted cooking series Kitchen Commando will premiere February 12 on Tubi. The series will see former US Army Master Sergeant and White House Chef, Chef Andre Rush, take on a new mission to save struggling restaurants and reignite their passion for the service industry. Over 10 episodes, Chef Rush will visit restaurants in the surrounding D.C. area in need of his discipline and resourcefulness. In each episode, Chef Rush will deploy all his talents to whip these eateries back into shape. 

Comedy special Kathleen Madigan: Hunting Bigfoot will premiere on Prime Video February 21. The brand-new special, recorded at The Paramount Theater in Denver, CO explores topics including Madigan’s aging parents, interactions with millennials, and hunting bigfoot. Currently on her “Boxed Wine and Tiny Banjos” tour, Madigan has risen from performing in comedy clubs to performing in marquee theaters with sold-out shows. 

Barrett-Jackson Live, Scottsdale Auction will begin on FYI January 23. The event boasts a record number of cars for consignment with over 1,900 collectible vehicles selling with No Reserve. The docket features incredible vehicles such as a 1989 Ferrari F40, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, 1989 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A-Body Conversion and the 1966 Shelby Group II Mustang, built for iconic racer Ken Miles. 

The Law According to Lidia Poet premieres on Netflix February 15. In late 19th-century Turin, the young Lidia Poët (Matilda De Angelis), fights against everything and everyone to get what is rightfully hers: to be enrolled in the official register of lawyers. A profession, at the time, reserved exclusively for men. Nevertheless, nothing could stop her dream of becoming the first female lawyer in Italy. 

Record of Ragnarok II Part 1 will premiere on Netflix January 26. The 13 one-on-one battles between representatives of gods and humans across the entire world for the survival of humanity begin once more! Blood flows and fists fly in these intense battles of strong convictions! Part 2 will stream later in 2023. 

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

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