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Your TV Source Roundup: ‘How I Met Your Father’ Trailer, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Final Season, ‘Lucky Hank’ Premiere Date, ‘The Daily Show’ Guest Hosts Dates, MGM+ Launch Date, ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Series Ordered, and More!

How I Met Your Father -- Season 2 -- In the near future, Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. Sophie (Hilary Duff), Jesse (Christopher Lowell), Valentina (Francia Raisa), Charlie (Tom Ainsley), Ellen (Tien Tran) and Sid (Suraj Sharma), shown. (Courtesy of Hulu)

How I Met Your Father will return for a second season on hulu January 24. In the near future, Sophie is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the present where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. 

Fear the Walking Dead will come to an end with its upcoming eighth and final season. The season will be broken up into two parts with the first six episodes premiering May 14. The final six episodes will premiere later this year. The Walking Dead spinoff series The Walking Dead: Dead City will then premiere in June. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will premiere later this year. The Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira limited series will now premiere in 2024. 

Lucky Hank, formerly known as Straight Man, will premiere on AMC March 19. The series is an eight-episode mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College. Told in the first person by William Henry Devereaux, Jr., played by Bob Odenkirk, the unlikely chairman of the English department in a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Mireille Enos plays his wife. 

Comedy Central has announced dates for the upcoming guest hosts of The Daily Show. Leslie Jones will host the week of January 17. Wanda Sykes will host the week of January 23. D.L. Hughley will host the week of January 30. Chelsea Handler will host the week of February 6. Sarah Silverman will host the week of January 13. Dates for Al Franken, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, Kal Penn, and Marlon Wayans along with TDS correspondents and contributors are forthcoming. 

Epix will officially rebrand as MGM+ January 15 alongside the third season premiere of Godfather of Harlem. Six-episode limited series A Spy Among Friends will premiere March 12. Season two of contemporary sci-fi horror series FROM will premiere April 23. True-crime docuseries Murf the Surf will premiere February 5. Rogue Heroes was renewed for a second season set to premiere in 2024. Additionally Billy the Kid has been renewed for a second season.

Paramount+ has ordered a live action adaptation of the Dungeons & Dragons game. The eight episode season is potentially a lunching pad for other series set in the universe, scripted and unscripted. 

ALLBLK announced premiere dates for its returning and new series. Season four of Double Cross will premiere February 16. Five part docuseries Omega: Gift and Curse will premiere March 6, and also on WE tv. Judge Me Not will premiere in May. 

BBC America’s Chasing the Rains will premiere April 22. Narrated by award-winning actor Adjoa Andoh this epic four-part series takes audiences on a journey into one of the most majestic, unspoiled and rarely filmed areas in Africa. Featuring an in-depth look at wildlife that struggle to survive through cycles of drought and dramatic rainfall, the series was filmed beyond the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya, in the great rangelands of the north, beginning at the end of the long rains, when river valleys, plains and mountains are flushed with new growth. Water is the life-blood of this sprawling landscape and all life here dances to the tune of the rains. Many months or sometimes years pass before a drop of rain falls so all species must learn to survive these droughts which are increasing in intensity due to climate change. 

Anime series Oshi no Ko will premiere on HIDIVE in April. Set in the cutthroat world of showbiz, it is adapted from the award-winning seinen manga written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari. When pregnant young starlet Ai Hoshino appears at Dr. Gorou Amemiya’s clinic, he takes it upon himself to safely (and secretly) deliver her child so Ai can make a scandal-free return to the stage. But on the eve of her delivery, Gorou is slain at the hands of Ai’s deluded stalker – and is subsequently reborn as Ai’s child, Aquamarine Hoshino! The glitz and glamor of showbiz hide the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry. Can he help his new mother rise to the top of the charts?

WE tv has set premiere dates for its upcoming new and returning series. A new season of Life After Lockup will premiere February 24. The new five part docuseries Omega: Gift and Curse will premiere March 2. Grown & Gospel will premiere in March. A new season of Brat Loves Judy will premiere in April. 

IFC’s new series Hullraisers will premiere in April. Additionally the new series SisterS will premiere in May. 

Sundance Now has set premiere windows for its upcoming new series. Black Snow will premiere in February. Totally, Completely Fine will premiere in April. Clean Sweep will premiere in the spring. 

Slasher: Ripper will premiere on Shudder April 6. The series takes the Slasher franchise back in time to the late 19th century and stars Eric McCormack as Basil Garvey, a charismatic tycoon whose success is only rivaled by his ruthlessness, as he oversees a city on the cusp of a new century, and a social upheaval that will see its streets run red with blood. There’s a killer stalking the mean streets, but instead of targeting the poor and downtrodden like Jack the Ripper, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful. The only person standing in the way of this killer is the newly promoted detective, Kenneth Rijkers, whose ironclad belief in justice may wind up being yet another victim of The Widow. 

Acorn TV announced premiere windows for their upcoming new and returning series. Season two of Dalgliesh will premiere in April. Mrs. Sidhu Investigates will premiere in May. Cannes Confidential will premiere in the spring. 

AMC is developing a series based on the Bannerman spy book series written by bestselling author John Maxim. Paul Bannerman was once his nation’s deadliest weapon – a top covert operative heading up the most lethal group of contract agents and network specialists in all of Europe. Now Bannerman is a liability – an unpredictable loose cannon that could irreparably damage America’s shaky intelligence structure, if he chose to. So the decision has come down from the top: Bannerman and his people must be eliminated. Suddenly death is running in Westport, Connecticut – one in a nationwide network of secret “halfway towns” where the country’s most dangerous former agents have been “retired.” At war with powerful elements within his own government – a war not of his making – Bannerman has been lured here to this place of yard sales, mini-vans, commuter trains, and murder. The plan is for Bannerman and those he ran to die here, quietly. But Bannerman has other plans. 

Gunther’s Millions will premiere on Netflix February 1. Multi-millionaire Gunther VI lives in the lap of luxury: He travels on private planes, eats gold-flaked steaks for dinner, and surrounds himself with a glamorous entourage of spokesmodels and entertainers. He is also a German shepherd. As the legend goes, Gunther’s great-grandfather was originally owned by a mysterious countess whose son died tragically. Having no heirs, the countess bequeathed her considerable fortune to her beloved dog, and placed him in the care of her son’s close friend, an Italian pharmaceutical heir and aspiring impresario named Maurizio Mian. Over the past 30 years, Mian has built an empire on behalf of his canine boss, including glamorous real estate purchases, controversial social experiments, and one of the biggest tax fraud schemes of all time. It’s a fairy tale both beautiful and bizarre, and naturally, questions abound. In this whirlwind of a four-part investigative documentary series, executive producers Aurelien Leturgie and Emilie Dumay crisscross the globe in search of answers, gaining access to never-before-seen archival material and sitting down for intimate and sometimes shocking conversations with Mian and the rest of Gunther’s longtime associates in hopes of understanding the complicated truth behind the world’s wealthiest pet. 

MILF Manor will premiere on TLC January 15. The series will follow eight confident and strong-minded women who leave home for the chance to find love at a paradise destination. 

Dirty Old Cars will premiere on The History Channel January 18. The series follows the passionate owners and staff of three different detailing shops: Unique Classic Cars in Mankato, Minnesota; Visual Perfection in Morganton, North Carolina; and Red’s Detail Co. in Marietta, Georgia; as they hunt down dirty and often unrecognizable 4-wheeled gems. The teams then either buy, clean and flip or clean for hire some of the most disgusting critter-infested cars in the country. Each half-hour episode features two “before and after” reveals as viewers witness jaw-dropping cleaning processes and amazing transformations that make these cars sparkle like new. 

Season two of Kings of Jo’burg will premiere on Netflix January 27. With the sudden and untimely disappearance of the King of Jo’burg Simon Masire, the family tries to adapt to a new king and new enemies in the City Of Gold. Mo must take over the Masire family’s business and also the curse. But no one is what they seem, especially his lover Phumzi.

Shape Island premieres on Apple TV+ January 20. The series takes place on a charming island and invites viewers to join serious Square, intrepid Circle, and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures as they dig up some fun, search for answers, and build on their friendship – all while learning how to navigate each other’s differences. Shape Island shows kids that friendship can take many shapes. 

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

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